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26 A Born-Again Brain
A Born-Again Brain?– this house believes that modern science has demonstrated the implausibility of an afterlife. Speakers for the motion are Professor Lewis Wolpert and Professor Peter Atkins. Lewis Wolpert is professor of biology at University College London and is recognised as one of the pioneering thinkers of embryology. He is a former chairman of the Committee for the Public Understanding of Science and has presented science in books, on radio and on TV. He also writes a column for The
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6. Building Theories: People's Interaction with Computers (October 31, 2008)
science, technology, engineering, computer, psychology, people, design, interaction, social, theory, society, identity, community, children play, boundary, human, abilities, self efficacy, knowledge, cognition, natural language generation, dialogue syst
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6. Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (October 29, 2008)
science, physics, chemistry, energy, Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), materials science, solar cells, semiconductors, silicon, photovoltaics, nanotechnology, quantum chemistry, optics, polymer science, electrical e
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The Beveridge report
This Unit looks at the work of William Beveridge in reforming the field of social welfare after World War II. Particular attention is paid to the attitude towards women and immigrants to the United Kingdom.
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Meet the Station's Expedition 40 Crew
Meet the six-member Expedition 40 crew of the International Space Station.
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Introduction
In this unit, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. We will look at natural selection as Darwin did, taking inheritance for granted, but ignoring the mechanisms underlying it.
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7. Spookytechnology and Society (May 21, 2008)
science, electrical, engineering, math, computer, technology, physics, quantum, mechanics, information, nanotechnology, spookytechnology, particle, scale, government, measurement, entanglement, society, superposition, decoherence, silicon, photon trap, at
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2.2 The clockwork Universe
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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Introduction
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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Acknowledgements
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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Homeland Defense conference- Dr. Paul N. Stockton,
Dr. Paul N. Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, was the keynote speaker for the 5th annual Homeland Defense and Security Symposium at Carlisle Barracks. On Nov. 17 and 18 the Center for Strategic Leadership was joined by its partners in the Consortium for Homeland Defense and Security in America in hosting the event.
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5.3 The broad- and narrow-line regions
The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active galaxies? How are they powered? This unit examines the different types of active galaxy and looks at the crucial role of the active galactic nucleus and the energy source at its heart.
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7.2 Types of active galaxy
The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active galaxies? How are they powered? This unit examines the different types of active galaxy and looks at the crucial role of the active galactic nucleus and the energy source at its heart.
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6.2 Do supermassive black holes really exist?
The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active galaxies? How are they powered? This unit examines the different types of active galaxy and looks at the crucial role of the active galactic nucleus and the energy source at its heart.
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The Big Bang
‘This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.’ (T.S. Eliot) But how about the way the world begins? Was this the biggest bang of all? This unit will introduce you to the theory of the Big Bang and will present the three main lines of experimental evidence that support this theory.
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Modern Theoretical Physics: Quantum Entanglement Course Introduction
Course - Group - Modern Theoretical Physics: Quantum Entanglement Course Introduction - Stanford > Modern Theoretical Physics (Fall 2006) > Modern Theoretical Physics: Quantum Entanglement Course Introduction
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STS.330 History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology (MIT)
This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of medicine and biology. Topics include histories of bodies and embodiment in medicine; institutional and social genealogies and futures for genes and genomes; the role of science and medicine in racial formation; epidemics and emergent diseases; new reproductive technologies and socialities; the laboratory and field lives of animals, plants, microbes, molecules, and environments.
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24.973 Advanced Semantics (MIT)
Current work on semantics and questions of logic and meaning for syntactic systems in generative grammar. From the course home page: Course Description This course is the second of the three parts of our graduate introduction to semantics. The others are 24.970 "Introduction to Semantics" and 24.954 "Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory". Like the other courses, this one is not meant as an overview of the field and its current developments. Our aim is to help you develop the ability for semantic a
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Episode 14: Islam and Sharia in Today's Indonesia

Professor Tim Lindsey looks at attempts in Indonesia to introduce Sharia law, and its implications for the largest democracy in Southeast Asia. Prof Linsdsey talks about current Australia - Indonesia relations.

 


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Episode 7: A Quantum Leap in Computing

Professor David Jamieson discusses Quantum Computing, the new frontier in computer design, with Science host, Dr Shane Huntington.

 

 

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