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4. Applications
Technology, worldwide web, infrastructure, network, architecture, global, ownership, computer, science, neutrality, telecommunications, economics, policy, TCP/IP, internet protocol, innovation, HTML, BitTorrent, peer-to-peer, file sharing, streaming, vide
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1. The Future of the Internet Course Introduction
Technology, worldwide web, infrastructure, network, architecture, global, ownership, computer, science, neutrality, telecommunications, economics, policy, packet, TCP/IP, history, content provider, delivery, exchange
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2 Construction with lipids

The cell membrane is constructed from lipids. Chemically, lipids are a rather varied group of compounds that include all the substances you might already think of as fats or oils. What they have in common is that they are all insoluble in polar liquids like water, but soluble in organic (carbon-based) solvents: by this I mean the sort of smelly solvents you tend to find in paints, glues and degreasing agents; chloroform is one example. Lipids make up the fatty components of living organisms a
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1 Biological materials

Materials engineers have long recognised the impressive range and combination of properties offered by biological materials. Figure 1 shows some representative examples of the combination of tensile strength and toughness (measured by Young's modulus, or elastic modulus for polymers) offered by natural materials, with some more common engineering materials included for comparison.

I'm using the term ‘biological m
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1 Technological change, demand and costs

The new economy

Over the past 40 years global computing power has increased a billionfold. Number-crunching tasks that once took a week can now be done in seconds. Today a Ford Taurus car contains more computing power than the multimillion-dollar mainframe computers used in the Apollo space programme. Cheaper processing allows computers to be used for more and more purposes. In 1985, it cost Ford
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3.1 Who is to be included?

Some critics have seen the focus on students with disabilities and difficulties in learning as distracting from the real issue, that is, the processes of inclusion and exclusion that leave many students, not simply those with disabilities, unable to participate in mainstream culture and communities (Booth, 1996). Such processes have an impact on many students, not just those with ‘special educational needs’.

In line with this way of thinking, the study of inclusion should be co
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Behind the Scenes at PDC 2010

PDC may happen physically here in Redmond, but it's really a global event and all of the sessions PLUS the Channel 9 LIVE feed was streamed out over the net. In addition to the content being available immediately, we also translated it live to Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and French. While it look simple and seamless to the viewer, there is a lot of hard work going on behing the scenes to make this all possible. Here's how it's done!

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Global Resources and the Built Environment
With staggering statistics, John Fernandez persuades his audience that rapidly expanding urban centers are consuming too much of the world’s resources, setting the stage for global crisis. Yet Fernandez counters his own bleak picture with some bright examples of design that could help humans live within thei
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Building Responsive Cities: Technology, Design, and Development
Even as new supercities pop up around the world, with populations in the tens of millions, urban planning remains stuck in an older time. As Dennis Frenchman says, “Amazingly very little progress has been made ... We’re using basically the models and methods of the 1920s.” Frenchman says we need to confront
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A global dimension to science education in schools
Is your science teaching very ‘Western-oriented’? This unit is aimed at those teachers who would like to give a more global feeling to their teaching. You will learn how to source scientific articles with a greater emphasis on science and technology beyond the Western world and experience how such articles can be incorporated into teaching within the National Curriculum.
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Honors Colloquium: "Why Immigration Reform Is So Difficult: Latinos as Threat in the Media"
Speaker Leo R. Chavez is a Professor of anthropology at University of California, Irvine and Director of the Center for Research on Latinos in a Global Society. Perceptions about race shape everyday experiences, public policies, opportunities for individual achievement, and relations across racial and ethnic lines. URI's Fall Honors Colloquium will explore key issues of race, showing how race still matters.
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Panel #1 - U.S.-Asia Relations in the 21st Century
Asia's Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean? Moderator: T. J. Pempel, University of California-Berkeley Presentations: Challenges in Asia's Regional Security Environment - Christopher Twomey, Naval Postgraduate School The Instability of China-U.S. Relations - Yan Xuetong, Tsinghua University Discussant: John Brandon, The Asia Foundation This conference is jointly sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies, National Bureau of Asian Research, The Asia Foundation and W
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Panel #3 - Governance in Asia: Emerging Political Elites
Asia's Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean? Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California-Berkeley Presentations: Political Stability and Reform in China Susan Shirk, University of California-San Diego Japan's New Asianism: Threat or Opportunity? Daniel Sneider, Stanford University Discussant: Peter Lorentzen, University of California-Berkeley
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Panel #4 - Natural Resource Trends in Asia
Asia's Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean? Moderator: Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Presentations: Energy Resources and China's Economic Growth David Roland-Holst, University of California-Berkeley Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia Se Hyun Ahn, University of Seoul Closing remarks and acknowledgements: Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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Panel #2 - Globalization and Regionalism in Asia
Asia's Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean? Moderator: Bruce Tolentino, The Asia Foundation Presentations: An American Place at an Asian Table? Regionalism and its Reasons Donald Emmerson, Stanford University The AMF Reborn? Implications of the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization William Grimes, Boston University The Limits of Regionalism in East Asia Today David Kang, University of Southern California Discussant: AnnaLee Saxenian, University of Califo
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Carnegie Mellon in Silicon Valley - Research
Carnegie Mellon University is top-tier research institution. The research at CMU's Silicon Valley campus takes advantage of its location by partnering with local companies, government agencies and community leaders to investigate ways to provide the technology needed in instances where globalized efforts and high tech support are necessary. Mobile devices, network security, robotics and disaster management concerns are just a few of the many research areas in Silicon Valley that make a global i
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Thunderbird Question: Tim Sullivan '76
Bucyrus International CEO Tim Sullivan, a 1976 graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management, answers the Thunderbird Question. http://thunderbird.edu
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Seasonal Migrations: Bald Eagle
Students join a biologist who uses satellite telemetry to track bald eagles back to their nests in Canada. They participate in an online contest and predict the location of each eagle's nest. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Children follow the migrations of animals. They observe, research, and report their findings, and watch journeys progress on real-
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Prayer, more than simply a technique to be mastered or one more project to be undertaken, is, at its most basic level, simply making ourselves available to God. This program discusses what prayer is, ways and places of prayer, getting started and the potential struggles along the way. Moderator: Monsignor Michael Heintz '08 Ph.D, Director of Notre Dame's Master of Divinity program Panelists: Rev. Brian Daley, the Catherine F. Huisking Chair in Theology; Tami Schmitz, Assistant Director of Spir
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