McKinlay Oration: Towards the global elimination of rabies: evidence, interventions, and impact
Professor Sarah Cleaveland OBE FRS FRSE presents the 2016 McKinlay Oration at the Otago Global Health Institute Annual Conference. Thursday, 3 November 2016.
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COP21: Gina McCarthy on the clean power plan
The administrator of America’s Environmental Protection Agency discusses how its clean power plan aims to curb carbon pollution from power plants
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Money talks: Clutching at straws
This week we discuss whether policy-makers are out of ammunition to fight global financial jitters, pondering efforts to prop up oil prices and signs that central banks will ease monetary policy further
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The Economist asks: Frank Trentmann on consumer cultures
Frank Trentmann discusses his history of consumerism "Empire of Things" with Anne McElvoy and Brooke Unger, our consumer expert, and reveals the guilty purchasing pleasures he can't resist
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The Economist asks: Have we reached the limits of human knowledge?
The pace of scientific advancement can seem relentless, and the ingenuity of scientists inexhaustible. But is there a finite amount of knowledge we can acquire about the universe around us? Mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy joins The Economist to discuss what we can never really know.
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Documentary: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 struck San Francisco and the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. (10:15)
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Under Pressure: The Shifting Landscape of Banking Regulations
Recent Wharton research analyzes how external auditors and bank regulations affect the discretion that banks have in loan loss provision estimates.
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Multiflight - Creating Interactive Stairs through Positive Technology
This paper details a pedagogical project which calls for an improved design performance of the existing built environment through the use of smart technology and data-driven design. The project is an investigation into ways in which to improve the performance of a ?pre-selected university building? through the use of a media facade that allows for interactive experiences. Existing problems of the selected building have been identified through observation and research using a rich picture and agi
Author(s): Alhadidi, Suleiman; Justin Mclean, Luchlan Sharah,

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Assessing the Impact of CAD Tools on Architectural Design Quality - A case study of graduation proje
The current concept of architectural design education in most schools of architecture in Jordan is a blend between manual pen drafting and digital approaches. However, the disconnection between these two methods has resulted in the students' failure to transfer skills learnt through traditional methods to the digital method of CAD. The objective of this study is twofold: to first compare students? attitudes toward using both methods and to then assess the impact of CAD use on the quality of arch
Author(s): Al-Matarneh, Rana; Ihsan Fethi

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Living on the Edge - Reinventing the amphibiotic habitat of the Mesopotamian Marshlands
The Mesopotamian Marshlands form one of the first landscapes where people started to transform and manipulate the natural environment in order to sustain human habitation. For thousands of years, people have transformed natural ecosystems into agricultural fields, residential clusters and other agglomerated environments to sustain long-term settlement. In this way, the development of human society has been intricately linked to the extraction, processing and consumption of natural resources. The
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Digital Construction - Demonstration of Interactive Assembly Using Smart Discrete Papers with RFID a
This paper proposes and examines a new way of cooperation between human workers and machine intelligence in architectural scale construction. For the transfer of construction information between the physical and digital world, mature technologies such as Radio Frequency IDentifier (RFID), and emerging technologies like Augmented Reality (AR) are used in parallel to supplement each other. Dynamic data flow is implemented to synchronize digital and physical models by following the ID signatures of
Author(s): Abe, U-ichi, Hotta, Kensuke, Hotta, Akito, Takami,

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Cours de mécanique des milieux continus
Ce cours contient les bases de la mécanique des milieux continus. Après introduction des outils de description des mouvements et des efforts intérieurs d'un milieu continu (partie remaniée), on y déduit les équations générales par application des quatre principes fondamentaux de la physique classique (conservation de la masse, principe fondamental de la mécanique, premier et second principes de la thermodynamique) en utilisant la méthode du bilan. Il se termine par une introduction sur
Author(s): Jean Garrigues

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Under pressure: the global decline in media freedom
Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive, Index on Censorship gives a talk for The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series.
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Why Amazon’s ‘1-Click’ Ordering Was a Game Changer
Amazon’s patent on “1-Click” ordering, which recently expired, helped jump-start the e-commerce giant’s growth from a virtual bookstore to a massive online marketplace.
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RoseLee Goldberg on Performance Art
RoseLee Goldberg South African-born world authority on performance art spoke at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 11 March Goldberg illustrious career as art historian critic curator and author has spanned almost three decades and has helped shape the public view of live performance as a visual art form Her book Performance Art from Futurism to the Present was first published in 1979 and pioneered the study of performance art even
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The Spanish-American War
This video is accompanied by text. "The beginning of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented American prosperity and power. The economic and social environment was perfect for the rise of the International Darwinism movement. Followers of this movement applied some of the fundamental views of Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859) to international politics. They believed that the earth belonged to the strong, and with America quickly growing in strength, there was a strong surge of supp
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Jack Miles: America, Islam and the 'ground zero mosque', at ANU
Professor Jack Miles of the University of California at Irvine gives this lecture entitled 'America, Islam and the 'ground zero mosque'' at The Australian National University on 9 September 2010. Plans to build an Islamic centre near the site of the 9/11 bombing have become a flashpoint for debate over the nature of America's relations with Islam. Eminent American religion scholar and journalist Professor Jack Miles argues that the conservative critics of the "ground zero mosque" are Osama bin
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The Shepherd , the Sheep and the Big Bad Wolf
Lesson examining different behavior types: aggressive, passive and assertive. Involves completion of a worksheet and discussion on the characteristics of these types.
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Thomas Jefferson, Scientist
Thomas Jefferson's passion for politics is rivaled only by his passion for science. Historic Interpreter Bill Barker shares his study of the third president.
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