Alchemy: Distillation
Science in its earliest beginnings consisted of a practice called alchemy. Alchemy includes the study of chemistry, biology, astronomy, spirituality, physics, and art. Distillation or experiments in purification of substances may have been a part of the practice of alchemy.
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Quantum field theory
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. Last taught in Spring Semester 2006 A compilation of fourteen lectures in PDF format on the subject of quantum field theory. This module is suitable for 3rd or 4th year undergraduate and postgraduate level learners. Suitable for year 3/4 undergraduate and postgraduate study. Dr Kirill Krasnov, School of Mathematical Sciences Dr Kirill Krasnov is a Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. After studying physics in K
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Quantum Information Processing
Quantum Information Processing aims at harnessing quantum physics to conceive and build devices that could dramatically exceed the capabilities of today's "classical" computation and communciation systems. In this course, we will introduce the basic concepts of this rapidly developing field. Study Goals: To understand the operation, potential, and limitations of the main theoretical results (algorithms, error correction, communication) To be able to use the formalism of quantum information (uni
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. Technological innovations in Neurology-1 - Sanjoy Sanyal
An outline of techno-gadgets used in Neurological disordersMed 3 Neuroscience students from Summer 2009 to Summer 2010 semesters of Medical University of Americas (MUA), Nevis, St. Kitts-Nevis, W.I., contributed partly to the material for this presentation•Deep brain stimulation (DBS) (Slides 3 – 23)•Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) (Slides 23 – 24)•Radiofrequency (RF) ablation – obsolete (Slide 25)•High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) – ExAblate 4000
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Quelles machines pour enseigner la langue ?
This paper first presents a history of Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL), setting its origins in the 1920s with the invention of mechanical learning machines. The use of the computer then allowed the development of different types of language learning activities: comprehension tasks, simulations, etc. However, without the contribution of natural language processing (NLP), these activities are of limited use. We address the problem of the integration of NLP in CALL systems while summing up the cha
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Introduction
From Rome to Pompeii and Ephesus the excavation of Roman remains is well known, but what of Roman remains in Africa? This unit looks at the Roman city of Thugga and examines the influence that Roman architecture and art had on Africa and its people.
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A Grid-aware Implementation for Providing Effective Feedback to On-line Learning Groups
Constantly providing feedback to on-line learning teams is a challenging yet one of the latest and most attractive issues to influence learning experience in a positive manner. The possibility to enhance learning group’s participation by means of providing appropriate feedback is rapidly gaining popularity due to its great impact on group performance and outcomes. Indeed, by storing parameters of interaction such as participation behaviour and giving constant feedback of these parameters to the
Author(s): Caballé Santi,Paniagua Claudi,Xhafa Fatos,Daradou

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Efficient Embedding of Information and Knowledge into CSCL Applications
This study aims to explore two crucial aspects of collaborative work and learning: the importance of enabling CSCL applications, on the one hand, to capture and structure the information generated by group activity and, on the other hand, to extract the relevant knowledge in order to provide learners and tutors with efficient awareness and support as regards collaboration. To this end, we first identify and define the main types of information generated in online group activity and then propose
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Benefits of Virtual Characters in Computer Based Learning Environments: Claims and Evidence
Pedagogical theory of today gives high priority to social components of learning. Within the field of computer supported learning there are many attempts to acknowledge this. One approach involves the addition of virtual characters to electronic learning environments. Such character enhanced systems are the focus of the present article. Firstly, a systematic overview is given of pedagogical benefits that have been proposed in the literature regarding character enhancement of electronic learning
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Scientific discovery learning with computer simulations of conceptual domains
Scientific discovery learning is a highly self-directed and constructivistic form of learning. A computer simulation is a type of computer-based environment that is very suited for discovery learning, the main task of the learner being to infer, through experimentation, characteristics of the model underlying the simulation. In this article we give a review of the observed effectiveness and efficiency of discovery learning in simulation environments together with problems that learners may encou
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Internet Scout Project
The University of South Carolina Library Web site offers the Online Science Books page. The site lists dozens of free online books from a variety of outside sources such as the National Academic Press, bibliomania.com, rheingold.com, and others. Books are categorized by various science subjects including astronomy, chemistry, environment, geology, marine science, physics, statistics, and biology. Included in these are a few science classics including Darwin�s The Origin of Species and Arist
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Episode 3- Visions, dreams and realities
This evening of talks and debate was held at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne on 2nd December 2008, in partnership with Northern Architecture.The four speakers featured in this recording invite the audience to consider if it is possible to have a vision for the future of a city, or whether such visions build nightmares and ignore day to day needs and realities. The presentations looked at how Newcastle has been shaped by previous generations of visionaries and asked if the city has a
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Michael Jacobides - Third briefing of the crisis compendium part one
Associate Professor Michael Jacobides discusses what happened to financial services and how changed industry architecture in the sector led to its collapse.

Changing industry architecture
In a new podcast Michael G Jacobides, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management, explains why neglect of changing industry architecture is at the root of the current crisis

Changing industry architecture to survive the economic crisis
Michael Jacobides explains how firms who are not shy to make radical changes to their industry architecture will be the most successful

Don't let this crisis go to waste!
Understanding industry architecture (especially in financial services) can help us to understand both the causes of and remedy for our malaise, argues Michael G Jacobides, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management

Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation quiz1
Interactive simulaton explaining how to calculate cubic capacity of a truck for carrying excavated materials
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2.6 Closing items
The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.
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2.5.3 The end of physics?
The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.
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Richard Feynman
The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.
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