Laughlin on the Future of Carbon and Climate
Robert Laughlin of Stanford University and the 1998 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about energy use and the future of the earth's climate. Drawing on his forthcoming book on energy, Laughlin predicts that we will continue to use cars and planes and electricity long after coal and petroleum are exhausted and speculates as to how that might play out in the future. The conversation concludes with discussions of other concerns of Laughlin's--the outl
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A Critical Evaluation of Early Stages Software in its Capacity of Coping with Contextual Issues
In this paper we analyse critically early design stages software in its capacity of coping with contextual data at large (i.e. representing cultural, aesthetical context, etc.). We identified 5 categories of early stages software: geometry based graphic editors, evaluation architectural software, generative and shape-grammar based systems, evolutionary systems and other systems. Calling the object under creation during of the early stages a CAD conceptual model, we will investigate to what exten
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South Royalton After 40 Years
From the panel recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 March 2014. Sponsored by Jing Jin and Wai Chan.

STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT)
This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science on society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.AcknowledgementThis class is based o
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Stormy Days Ahead - John Kettley
John worked at the meteorological office at Manchester Airport for two years from 1970 before studying Applied Physics at what is now Coventry University. From 1980 he worked at the Nottingham Weather Centre, presenting his first forecast for Radio Lincolnshire, then further forecasts for Midlands Today. In 1985 he became a national forecaster on the BBC.
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3.021J Introduction to Modeling and Simulation (MIT)
This course explores the basic concepts of computer modeling and simulation in science and engineering. We'll use techniques and software for simulation, data analysis and visualization. Continuum, mesoscale, atomistic and quantum methods are used to study fundamental and applied problems in physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanics, engineering, and biology. Examples drawn from the disciplines above are used to understand or characterize complex structures and materials, and complement e
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An evaluation of Simventure
This paper discusses the value of providing a simulated experience of how organisations work enabling skills and knowledge from disparate subject areas to be synthesised and assimilated in solving complex business problem
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Human-Artificial Ecosystems: Searching for a Language
The most recent advances of artificial life scientific research are opening up a new frontier: the creation of simulated life environments populated by autonomous agents. In these environments artificial beings can interact, reproduce and evolve [4, 6, 15], and can be seen as laboratories toexplore the emergence of social behaviors like competition, cooperation, relationships and communication [3, 5, 7] . It is still not possible to approach a reasonable simulation of the incredible complexity o
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4.42J Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings (MIT)
This subject provides a first course in thermo-sciences for students primarily interested in architecture and building technology. It introduces the fundamentals important to energy, ventilation, air conditioning and comfort in buildings. It includes a detailed treatment of different forms of energy, energy conservation, properties of gases and liquids, air-water vapor mixtures and performance limits for air conditioning and power producing systems. Heat transfer principles are introduced with a
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N. David Mermin, Cornell University: "Spooky Actions at a Distance?" - April 12, 2007
Einstein's real complaint about the quantum theory was not that it required God to play dice, but that it failed to "represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." I shall use the rhetorical device of a computer-simulated lecture demonstration (a cartoon version of recent experiments in Vienna) to explain both the appeal of Einstein's criticism and the remarkable fact that the "reality" he insisted upon is nevertheless impossible. I will assume no background in q
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Create Pages for a website
Create pages for the Bazaar ceramics website. Your task is to review the information architecture design documentation and develop the website based on this design. The website will be a brochure site, providing information on the company and the products. The website must display products, along with a description of the products, prices and photographs. Customers should be provided with the ability to complete and email an order form and add their details to a mailing list.
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Design a multimedia product
This resource covers the skills and knowledge required to integrate and use scripting language in authoring a multimedia product . It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics include: framing a training plan, considering multimedia, designing for an organisation, proposing a synopsis, considering architecture, conducting research, breaking down content, drafting specifications, evaluating the design and finalising all specifications.
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8.811 Particle Physics II (MIT)
8.811, Particle Physics II, describes essential research in High Energy Physics. We derive the Standard Model (SM) first using a bottom up method based on Unitarity, in addition to the usual top down method using SU3xSU2xU1. We describe and analyze several classical experiments, which established the SM, as examples on how to design experiments. Further topics include heavy flavor physics, high-precision tests of the Standard Model, neutrino oscillations, searches for new phenomena (compositenes
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TALAT Lecture 1252: Corrosion and Corrosion Protection
This lecture outlines the metallurgical principles of corrosion and corrosion protection of aluminium alloys. Basic knowledge of physics and chemistry and some familiarity with TALAT lectures 1201 through 1205 is assumed.
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TALAT Lecture 1251: Mechanical Working / Forming of Shapes
This lecture outlines of the metallurgical principles of mechanical working and forming of shapes from aluminium. Basic knowledge of physics and chemistry and some familiarity with TALAT lectures 1201 through 1205 is assumed.
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TALAT Lecture 1205: Introduction to Mechanical Properties, Casting, Forming, Joining and Corrosion
This lecture provides background, basic information on mechanical properties and testing, solidification and casting, joining and corrosion of aluminium and its alloys. Basic knowledge of physics and chemistry and some familiarity with lectures 1201 and 1203 is assumed.
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TALAT Lecture 1201: Introduction to Aluminium as an Engineering Material
This lecture provides an introduction to metallurgical concepts necessary to understand how structural features of aluminium alloys are influenced by alloy composition, processing and heat treatment, and the basic affects of these parameters on the mechanical properties, and hence engineering applications, of the alloys. It is assumed that the reader has some elementary knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics.
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TALAT Lecture 3207: Solidification Defects in Castings
This lecture provides an introduction to the causes and remedies of the main solidification defects in castings. The students should be able to diagnose the major defects in castings and propose methods of preventing them. Basic knowledge of physics and foundry practice is assumed.
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National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics
The National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics is a project sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers. It's purpose is to investigate the revitalization of undergraduate physics departments. This site provides information about the Task Force, as well as a report by the Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics which used campus site visits to provide specific insight into what makes an undergraduate physics program thrive.
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Archaeology of Medieval and Tudor Britain
The aim of this course is to provide a broad understanding of the archaeology of Britain in the period c. 1066-1600. Although the bulk of the material will relate to England and Wales, occasional reference will be made to Scotland and Ireland. The course takes a necessarily broad approach to the archaeology of the period. Although the treatment of excavated data will form an important component of the syllabus, other types of evidence will also be considered. For instance, the course will examin
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