Lighting Up: Analysis Of Yeast RAS Genes Using A Chemiluminescent Southern Blot Procedure
Genomic and plasmid-encoded RAS2 genes from Baker's and brewing yeast strains will be analyzed using a shortened Southern blot procedure employing chemiluminescence. Unique parts of this procedure are the gravity-driven "upside down" transfer and a rotisserie-like hybridization oven, which greatly facilitate shortening the transfer time to 45 minutes and the hybridization step to 60 minutes. Chemiluminescence obviates problems associated with radioisotopes without sacrificing sensitivity: the pl
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SFU Track and Field
Brit Townsend, Adam Reid and Helen Crofts express their excitement on being accepted into the NCAA.
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Matrix Concepts -- Multiplying Matrices
This module covers multiplication of matrices.
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Staying at the Nettles Lodge (Bedrooms)
A beautiful five-bedroom lodge at the Whispering Pines Conference Center, located at the W. Alton Jones Campus. For more information, please visit: http://web.uri.edu/wpinescc/
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Do gamblers make good leaders?
A professor of corporate strategy at Tsinghua University explores the link between risk-taking in the casino and in the board room.
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Visualizing Magnetic Field Lines
In this activity, students take the age old concept of etch-a-sketch a step further. Using iron filings, students begin visualizing magnetic field lines. To do so, students use a compass to read the direction of the magnet's magnetic field. Then, students observe the behavior of iron filings near that magnet as they rotate the filings about the magnet. Finally, students study the behavior of iron filings suspended in mineral oil which displays the magnetic field in three dimensions.
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Numeracy - Basic Exercises Level 3
This tutorial provides an interactive series of exercises to assist students in basic numeracy
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The Avon Navigation Bath to Hanham Lock
A journey in pictures along the Avon Navigation from Bath to Hanham Lock
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Why Study Icons with Dr Mary Cunningham
Icons -- religious images from the eastern Churches -- are far more than religious images as seen in western churches: they enable an encounter between the observer and the mystery. In this video, Mary Cunningham, an expert on Orthodoxy, introduces them.
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Race activists want more black models
June 20 - Black rights campaigners in Brazil criticize labels at Sao Paulo Fashion Week for casting a small number of dark-skinned models and demand 20 percent quotas for future shows. Tara Cleary reports.
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14.30 Introduction to Statistical Method in Economics (MIT)
This course is a self-contained introduction to statistics with economic applications. Elements of probability theory, sampling theory, statistical estimation, regression analysis, and hypothesis testing. It uses elementary econometrics and other applications of statistical tools to economic data. It also provides a solid foundation in probability and statistics for economists and other social scientists. We will emphasize topics needed in the further study of econometrics and provide basic prep
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Florida Site Files: (Overview)
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How Smugglers Made America
Smuggling has often played a pivotal role in important events and episodes in American history, writes Mark Thornton. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

London DataStore
The London DataStore is maintained by the Greater London Authority. It seeks to provide free open access to government statistical datasets relating to London. These include materials relating to business and the economy; political transparency and the work of the Greater London Assembly and Mayor of London (including expenses of the mayor and London Assembly members); crime; the population and demography of London; employment, health, housing and crime rates in London. The site includes statist
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9.520 Statistical Learning Theory and Applications (MIT)
Focuses on the problem of supervised learning from the perspective of modern statistical learning theory starting with the theory of multivariate function approximation from sparse data. Develops basic tools such as Regularization including Support Vector Machines for regression and classification. Derives generalization bounds using both stability and VC theory. Discusses topics such as boosting and feature selection. Examines applications in several areas: computer vision, computer graphics, t
Author(s): Rifkin, Ryan,Mukherjee, Sayan,Poggio, Tomaso,Rakhl

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6.661 Receivers, Antennas, and Signals (MIT)
This course explores the detection and measurement of radio and optical signals encountered in communications, astronomy, remote sensing, instrumentation, and radar. Topics covered include: statistical analysis of signal processing systems, including radiometers, spectrometers, interferometers, and digital correlation systems; matched filters and ambiguity functions; communications channel performance; measurement of random electromagnetic fields, angular filtering properties of antennas, interf
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Design of a View-Based DSS For Location Planning
This paper describes the design of a DSS for locating facility networks. The proposed DSS is based on the principle of dynamic data definitions. The declarative and procedural forms of knowledge involved are identified by a logical analysis of planning tasks. The DSS supports an iterating process of adjusting and evaluating plan options. A flexible and interactive problem solving environment is achieved by means of a user defined set of views that captures both forms of knowledge. Each view desc
Author(s): Arentze, T., Borgers, A. and Timmermans, H.

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Statistics - an intuitive introduction : central tendency
Statistical data have a tendency to cluster around some central point. How do we determine this point? Is there just one way of doing it or more than one?
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15.098 Special Seminar in Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes (MIT)
This seminar is intended for doctoral students and discusses topics in applied probability. This semester includes a variety of fields, namely statistical physics (local weak convergence and correlation decay), artificial intelligence (belief propagation algorithms), computer science (random K-SAT problem, coloring, average case complexity) and electrical engineering (low density parity check (LDPC) codes).
Author(s): Gamarnik, David,Shah, Devavrat

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6.780 Semiconductor Manufacturing (MIT)
6.780 covers statistical modeling and the control of semiconductor fabrication processes and plants. Topics covered include: design of experiments, response surface modeling, and process optimization; defect and parametric yield modeling; process/device/circuit yield optimization; monitoring, diagnosis, and feedback control of equipment and processes; and analysis and scheduling of semiconductor manufacturing operations.
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