Hi-tech physics, toxic soils and mussel shells
In this week's Planet Earth podcast from the impressively-named Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire, England, hear how two researchers are using hi-tech physics to study different aspects of the environment.
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A look at three performance demos for IE 9 Release Candidate

An overview of three new Test Drive demos shipping alongside the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate. Preschool, Maze Solver and City of Videos highlight different aspects of browser performance using hardware acceleration.

To get the latest version of Internet Explorer 9, visit: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ 

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15.310 Managerial Psychology Laboratory (MIT)
Surveys social psychology and organization theory interpreted in the context of the managerial environment. Shares lectures with 15.301, with a separate recitation required. 15.301 is intended primarily for non-Sloan students, both graduate and undergraduate. Deals with a number of diverse subjects, including motivation and reward systems for engineers and scientists in industry; the aging of technical groups; the management of R&D matrix organizations; and the architecture of R&D labora
Author(s): Ariely, Dan,Allen, Tom

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GESTI?N DIGITAL URBANA ROSARIO (Digital Management of Urban Rosario)
This project is aimed at developing an instrument to reach the city-net multidimensionality (flux /real-space) of Rosario city in Argentina. Both, an integral view and the view of the different information layers of the urban net are required. We decided the used of computers to determine a digital dynamic model. The tool proposed has to be useful not only in search and urban survey but also as a design instrument, to pre-view the urban interventions. Simultaneously this tool is needed to evalua
Author(s): Argumedo, C., Guerri, C., Rainero, C., Carmena, S.

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Articulo : Journal of Urban Research
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An Application of the Theory: Thanatology
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Good Presentations: Characteristics
Good Presentations: Characteristics. Part of the series: Physical Delivery for Good Presentations. For good presentations, presenters are natural, passionate and easy to relate to. Learn characteristics of good presentations with tips from a teacher, presenter and facilitator. (01:57)
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La ciencia del color es una materia interdisciplinar, que se nutre de fundamentos físico-químicos y psicológicos de la interacción luz-materia-ojo, para aplicarlo en teorías y técnicas que sirven para diseñar, fabricar y medir objetos coloreados. La asignatura sirve para fomentar y capacitar al estudiante en la implementación de los conocimientos asimilados previamente en la definición y resolución de problemas reales relacionados con el control del color en numerosos sectores industri
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Pirates Amongst Us
A disgruntled pirate's haunted history lingers in the town where his shipmates met the hangman. Carson Hudson and Willie Balderson team up for "Pirates Amongst Us."Author(s): No creator set

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Geometric Searching In Extended CSG Models : Application to Solid Modeling and Viewing
In this paper, the CSG representation scheme is augmented with the 'cartesian product.' The sweep method of generating solids is encompassed by this 'Extended CSG' formalism. The point inclusion problem encountered in the area of geometric searching in computational geometry is discussed in the context to solid models represented by 'extended CSG.' A simple algorithm to solve it that has a time complexity O(n), where n is the number of primitives, is presented. Allowing for preprocessing and ext
Author(s): Athithan, G. and Patnaik, L.M.

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The Changing Geographic Distribution of Malaria with Global Climate Warming
In this exercise, students analyze climate data to find areas in the southern United States that are now close to having conditions in which the malaria parasite and its mosquito hosts thrive. Then they attempt to forecast when areas might become climatically suitable. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
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Winter Field Lab: Pond Hydrology
This field activity may be implemented during late winter or early spring when things have not quite thawed. From a frozen pond, students collect bathymetric data, measure water temperature and conductivity, locate ground-water inputs, and extract a sediment core. Back in the lab, they make hand and computer-contoured bathymetric maps, temperature and conductivity cross-sections, and run visual-core log, loss-on-ignition, and magnetic susceptibility tests. Then they draw conclusions about water
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This book describes the fundamentals of design of the die casting process and die mold/runner. It is intended for people who have at least some knowledge of the basics of fundamental science, such calculus, physics etc. This book will benefit the die casting engineer (the project and process engineers) as well as managers and anyone else who deals with the die casting operations will find this information useful.
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Did you ever imagine that you can use light to move a microscopic plastic bead? Explore the forces on the bead or slow time to see the interaction with the laser's electric field. Use the optical tweezers to manipulate a single strand of DNA and explore the physics of tiny molecular motors. Can you get the DNA completely straight or stop the molecular motor?
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PSU/SL Physics Animations Portal
This web site contains a large collection of animations illustrating basic concepts in Physics and Astronomy. It covers topics in Astronomy, Mechanics, Vectors, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Waves, and Modern Physics at both introductory and an advanced undergraduate level. Users can browse by topic or search for relevant animations. Animations can be viewed in a number of different formats, either embedded in a web page or through the downloaded media file.
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Introduces the basics of energy from how we measure it, to how it is regulated and priced, to how you can engage in exciting new opportunities for energy efficiency, green architecture, and renewable energy. Recorded in May 2008 by Penn State University for the Local Development Districts of Pennsylvania's Energy Partnership, in Milton, PA.
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