SP.251 PE for ME (MIT)
The sensing, thinking, moving body is the basis of our experience in the world; it is the very foundation on which cognitive intelligence is built. Physical Intelligence, then, is the inherent ability of the human organism to function in extraordinary accord with its physical environment. This class--a joint DAPER/ME offering for both PE and academic credit--uses the MIT gymnastics gym as a laboratory to explore Physical Intelligence as applied to ME and design. Readings, discussions and experie
9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT)
Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral s
6.241 Dynamic Systems & Control (MIT)
6.241 examines linear, discrete- and continuous-time, and multi-input-output systems in control and related areas. Least squares and matrix perturbation problems are considered. Topics covered include: state-space models, modes, stability, controllability, observability, transfer function matrices, poles and zeros, minimality, internal stability of interconnected systems, feedback compensators, state feedback, optimal regulation, observers, observer-based compensators, measures of control p
Bar Brooch inset with Glass Stones
Brooch of three metal bars studded with clear glass 'stones' encircled by three horseshoes studded with green glass 'stones'. Straight pin and 'c' catch. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Virtual yeast cell
This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.
TALAT Lecture 2703: Construction and Dynamic Testing of Aluminium Nodes
This lecture demonstrates, how optimum design and fabrication of extruded space frame members joined by welding can lead to significant weight savings, high service life and economy under fatigue loading conditions. Basic knowledge of structural engineering, extrusion design, welding and fatigue; and some familiarity with TALAT lectures no. 1302, 1501, 2200, 2302 and 2400 is assumed.
Anisotropic quartz rotated between crossed polarisers
Anisotropic quartz rotated through 180° between crossed polarisers. The intensity of light transmitted through the analyser varies as a function of the angle of rotation of the quartz sample in the plane of the filters. At certain orientations, no light is transmitted. These "extinction positions" are found at 90° intervals. From TLP: Atomic Scale Structure of Materials, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/atomic-scale-structure/index.php
Catalyst for Change: Depression in long-term conditions
Series of video clips which looks at patient responses to how their conditions have have fuelled depression and personal anxieties.
11.333 Urban Design Seminar (MIT)
This course is a requirement for completion of the Urban Design Certificate Program. It investigates the complex nature of 'successful' urban design and attempts to identify and evaluate examples of urban design that are at the leading edge of practice, anticipating the future. The seminar will deal with two parallel questions: what are the key trends that will shape the future form and function of cities, and how will these changes affect the role of the urban designer? The first part of the se
9.18 Developmental Neurobiology (MIT)
This course considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections, construction of neural systems, and the contributions of experience to shaping brain structure and function. Topics include: neural induction and pattern formation, cell lineage and fate determination, neuronal migration, axon guidance, synapse formation and stabilization, activity-dependent development and critical periods, development of behavior.
HST.535 Principles and Practice of Tissue Engineering (MIT)
The principles and practice of tissue engineering (and regenerative medicine) are taught by faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. The principles underlying strategies for employing selected cells, biomaterial scaffolds, soluble regulators or their genes, and mechanical loading and culture conditions, for the regeneration of tissues and organs in vitro and in vivo are addressed. Differentiated cell types and stem cells
Psychology of Early Design in Architecture
Lately there has been a good deal of emphasis on the early stages of the design process, particularly by developers of computer aids and quantitative design models for both evaluation and generation of designs in a variety of domains. Yet, there is little understanding of the early design-process. While the early design process as manifested by human designers need not be the sole basis of the description of this phase, it certainly represents and important kernel of knowledge, especially for th
ARMY WAR GAME SIMULATION (AWAS) system - Utilising architectural knowledge in virtual environments
This research briefly examines the importance of collaborative design in developing a multi-user, multi-tiered, networked and real-time information base system. Aspects such as navigation, interaction, communication, movements (objects or virtual camera), control, level of details, spatial design and virtual spaces will be explained to show their importance in the development of virtual world. This paper will further explore the aspects of collaborative design in the context of Army War Game Sim
Da Representa??o ? Modelagem (From Representation Towards Modeling)
This work intends to structure a conceptual and technical referential to guide the development of the ?Post-Graduate Drawing Course - from traditional tracing to computer graphics? (DTGC-IFM,UFPel, RS, Brasil), related to the process of using the computer technology for problem-solving in graphics representation. The referential intends to evaluate the level of development, and also orientate the investments with qualification of the staff, hardware and software. This study refers only to the pr
INN Guest Lecture - The Whiskas Story
Innovation North Music Production graduate Samuel Nicholls, aka Whiskas, came to Headingley Campus on Wednesday 18th November, to talk about his experience of working in the music industry. Samuel has toured in bands and worked as a promoter, manager, producer and record label boss. Whiskas began promoting bands by setting up Transmission with Andy Roberts, putting on bands that included The Artic Monkeys, Good Life and The Subways. The success of the partnership evolved into record label, Dance
This topic begins with a description of the structure and function of the stomach and is accompanied with a labelled diagram. A table summarising the digestive enzymes of the stomach is included.
Structure and function of the large intestine (nursing students)
This topic describes the structure and function of the various parts of the large intestine, including the appendix, caecum, colon (ascending, descending, transverse and sigmoid), rectum and anal canal. The descriptions for each of the above parts are accompanied by diagrams.
Structure and function of the large intestine (medical students)
This topic begins with a diagrammatic overview of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with particular relevance to the structure and function of the large intestine. The topic then breaks down into the structure and function of the various parts of the large intestine, including the appendix, caecum, colon (ascending, descending, transverse and sigmoid), rectum and anal canal. The descriptions for each of the above parts are accompanied by diagrams and histological images.
Renal function diuretics
This topic describes the various drugs that affect renal function and introduces diuretics. Diuretics are explored in more detail, specifically the mechanism of action and the different types, including examples.
This topic starts with an overview of the 12 cranial nerves, accompanied by a specimen of the brain overlaid with an anatomical drawing illustrating the precise positions of the nerves. An interactive animation then allows the user to explore the structure and function of each of the cranial nerves in detail. Each cranial nerve description is supplemented with an anatomical drawing and a gross image of the relevant area.