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Mars Flyover based on MOLA Data for the Carl Sagan Lecture
This visualization of the topography of Mars was created for Maria Zubers Carl Sagan Lecture. The camera flies over several areas of interest. The south pole, Tharsis Rise, the north pole, and Valles Marineris. This animation was created using Maya and Renderman, using MOLA Topography data. The colors represent height - dark blue is about 8km deep and white is over 14km high (as measured from an arbitrary location picked as sea-level).
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7.2.4 Trap 4: words and wordiness

I have seen some effective rich pictures with lots of words in them but they are quite rare in my experience. More often, lots of words make the rich picture less rich. Part of the later use of a rich picture might include looking for patterns. Words inhibit your ability to spot patterns.

If you do use speech bubbles, use what people say, not your interpretation, unless the bubble is about some general attitude. Examples might be ‘Aaagh!’, ‘Help!’, ‘Oops!’ –
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4.1 Something different

Perhaps it will not surprise you if I say you may experience this unit as rather different to any you may have previously encountered. Like any course of study, you are likely to find surprising and interesting material in it but there are three specific ways this unit may surprise and even challenge you. These three ways are concerned with:

  1. The nature of systems thinking and systems practice;

  2. A style of learning where you have to tak
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3.2 Learning by experience

It's a familiar idea but it implies two activities: learning and experiencing. Both activities need to happen if I am to say that learning from experience has happened. Experiencing seems to have two components. The first is the quality of attention that allows me to notice the experience and its components. The second is memory. Calling experience to mind allows me to examine the experience and to think about it in ways that were not possible at the time. Learning is what I take away from th
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3.1 What are you hoping to learn?

Anticipations and preconceptions are an important determinant of how people learn, so before you read on, I would like to you to record some of what you are experiencing now as you begin the course.

It's important to get these impressions noted down now, because new ideas and new impressions will quickly overlay the experience. What you are experiencing now will be re-interpreted as new understandings emerge. You are also likely to form some judgements about your expectations. So before
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2 Part 1 Starting the unit

Welcome to T306_2 Managing complexity: a systems approach – introduction. As I write, I experience a sense of excitement. For me, as for you, this is the beginning of the unit. These are the first few sentences I'm writing and so, although I have a good idea of how the unit is going to turn out, the details are by no means clear. Nevertheless, the excitement and anticipation I, and maybe you, are experiencing now is an important ingredient in what will become our experiences of the u
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SFAP 2011 – Valeur et principe fondateur du mouvement français des soins palliatifs.

Titre : SFAP 2011 – Valeur et principe fondateur du mouvement français des soins palliatifs 
Auteur(s) : R. SCHAERER (Médecin – Grenoble, France).
Etablissement : Université Joseph Fourier
Résumé : Valeur et principe fondateur du mouvement français des soins palliatifs : leur rôle ultérieur dans les choix politiques.
L’auteur n’a pas transmis de conflit d’intérêt concernant les données diffusées dans cette vidéo ou publiées dans la référe
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SFAP 2011 Mourir à la maison : un rendez-vous trop souvent manqué

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Titre : SFAP 2011 Mourir à la maison : un rendez-vous trop souvent manqué.
Auteur(s) : S. MOREAU (Médecin – Limoges - France).
Etablissement : Service Hématologie clinique et thérapie cellulaire, CHU Dupuytren, Limoges, France.
Résumé : « C’est à la façon dont on meurt dans une société que l’on sait comment on y vit ». Selon le rapport 2009, de l’Inspection Générale des Affaires Sociales, 3/4 des patients décèdent en institution alors que
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SFAP 2011 – Valeur et principe fondateur du mouvement français des soins palliatifs.

Titre : SFAP 2011 – Valeur et principe fondateur du mouvement français des soins palliatifs 
Auteur(s) : R. SCHAERER (Médecin – Grenoble, France).
Etablissement : Université Joseph Fourier
Résumé : Valeur et principe fondateur du mouvement français des soins palliatifs : leur rôle ultérieur dans les choix politiques.
L’auteur n’a pas transmis de conflit d’intérêt concernant les données diffusées dans cette vidéo ou publiées dans la référe
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SFAP 2011 Irruption du malheur dans une famille, question

Titre : SFAP 2011 Irruption du malheur dans une famille
Auteur(s) : P. GUEX (Psychiatre, Lausanne - Suisse).

Résumé : Irruption du malheur dans une famille. Annonce d’une mauvaise nouvelle dans la famille.
L’approche familiale, aussi difficile qu’elle puisse être va se faire sur plusieurs niveaux bio-psycho-sociaux. Cette annonce risque fort d’entrainer une crise pour le patient et la famille, un réaménagement des rôles familiaux est alors inévitable.
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Prince sends Zsa Zsa huge anniversary card
July 26 - Prince von Anhalt sends wife Zsa Zsa Gabor a huge anniversary card in the form of an oversized billboard that overlooks Sunset Blvd. John Russell reports.
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Housing expert says prices fragile
July 26 - Housing prices rose from April to May, but were down from a year ago, and could head lower as the debt stand-off in Washington threatens to paralyze potential buyers, according to housing expert Robert Shiller. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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DRINET Project overview
Symposium on Data-Driven Approaches to Droughts (DDAD2011), June 21-22, 2011. Presentation by the DRINET team at Purdue University explaining the DRINET project.
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"Cold War Science, Fall 2008"
" This seminar examines the history and legacy of the Cold War on American science. It explores scientist's new political roles after World War II, ranging from elite policy makers in the nuclear age to victims of domestic anti Communism. It also examines the changing institutions in which the physical sciences and social sciences were conducted during the postwar decades, investigating possible epistemic effects on forms of knowledge. The subject closes by considering the place of science in th
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An Introduction to Medical Informatics Slides with Instructor Notes
This HIBBS presentation is an introduction to the domain of medical informatics.  It explains that  medical informatics is an applied field of study that is continuously evolving.  The presentation takes the audience through the various iterations of what medical informatics means from its inception till today.  A definition of medical informatics is given, followed by a description of the sub-fields that form part of this domain.  The need and importance of medical info
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An Introduction to Medical Informatics Videos Part 4
This HIBBS presentation is an introduction to the domain of medical informatics.  It explains that  medical informatics is an applied field of study that is continuously evolving.  The presentation takes the audience through the various iterations of what medical informatics means from its inception till today.  A definition of medical informatics is given, followed by a description of the sub-fields that form part of this domain.  The need and importance of medical info
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Fish Farming
Good water for drinking and agriculture is becoming a precious commodity on our planet. This two minute video is about how  agricultural engineers work with math to make it possible for farmers to understand how water from raising fish can go watering plants. A good career video or one about math in daily life.
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"The English Are So Nice!" by D H Lawrence (poetry reading)
He didn't just write Lady Chatterley's Lover. D H Lawrence at the Poetry Foundation: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/d-h-lawrence The picture is the crowd at Royal Ascot, from The Daily Telegraph. "Britannia Guards Our Coasts, Protecting a Typical English Family" a poster is available here: http://www.art.co.uk/products/p4049627680-sa-i4694009/posters.htm The English are so nice so awfully nice they are the nicest people in the world. And what's more, they're very nice about being nic
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Walk Away: Movie Clip From 3:10 to Yuma
After Wades' gang puts a bounty on all of his captors, the local sheriff gives up and leaves Dan to walk Wade to the station by himself.  Themes of virtue, courage, and goodness are illustrated through this clip.  A person's choices in difficult times define them. 
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Ecological Pyramids
An ecological pyramid (or trophic pyramid) is a graphical representation designed to show the biomass or productivity at each trophic level in a given ecosystem. Biomass pyramids show the abundance or biomass of organisms at each trophic level, while productivity pyramids show the production or turnover in biomass. Ecological pyramids begin with producers on the bottom (such as plants) and proceed through the various trophic levels (such as herbivores that eat plants, then carnivores that eat he
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