On November 28, I will attempt to run the Seattle Marathon. It's my first marathon, and I expect it will be one of the most difficult physical and mental challenges that I attempt in my life. For many, the mental challenge is as great as the physical. The months of training, the hundreds of miles run in preparation, and then the final hurdle of running 26 miles and 385 yards sometimes seem insuperable. In mom
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Lecture 25 - 11/19/2010
Lecture 25
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11.431J Real Estate Finance and Investment (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the most fundamental concepts, principles, analytical methods and tools useful for making investment and finance decisions regarding commercial real estate assets. As the first of a two-course sequence, this course will focus on the basic building blocks and the "micro" level, which pertains to individual properties and deals.
Author(s): Geltner, David,McGrath, Tod

32. Come Fly With Me (Listen Up & Learn)
Episode #32 of the fun-to-practice and extra-useful "Listen Up & Learn" lesson series is entitled "Come Fly With Me" - Summer is in full swing in Italy and summer time usually means a more relaxed traveling and the opportunity to fully recharge one's body, mind and spirit. - Let's follow our Italian friend Giovanni as [...]
Author(s): LearnItalianPod.com

Fat test
Nutrients include fats, protein, minerals, water, and carbohydrates. Brown paper can be used as an indicator of how much fat is in a food. The food that makes the largest grease spot has the most fat.
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Anisotropic thermal conductivity in quartz: parallel to c-axis section
A section of quartz cut parallel to the c-axis being heated from a point at its centre. An ellipse shows that the thermal conductivity in this plane is direction-dependent. From TLP: Introduction to Anisotropy, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/anisotropy/thermal.php
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge

Anisotropic dielectric permittivity: tetragonal-cubic phase transition in barium titanate
A thin section of barium titanate is viewed between crossed-polars, Initially, the sample is below the transition temperature, and since the domains of the anisotropic tetragonal phase exhibit birefringence, it is brightly coloured when viewed between crossed-polars. When the sample reaches the transition temperature, the isotropic cubic phase forms, which appears black. From TLP: Introduction to Anisotropy, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/anisotropy/dielectric.php
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge

Interactive model of tetragonal perovskite structure
Interactive, rotatable model of tetragonal perovskite structure. From TLP: Introduction to Anisotropy, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/anisotropy/dielectric.php
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Breakingviews: China's buildings, boys and big cities
The world seems laser-focused on the nation's GDP, but sometimes less-noticed official data tell a bigger story about the nation's development, says Reuters Breakingviews.
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4-point bending under a circular polariscope of annealed polycarbonate bar, close up
Close up of annealed, polycarbonate bar undergoing 4-point bending under a circular polariscope. From TLP: Introduction to photoelasticity, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/photoelasticity/index.html
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge

3-point bending under a circular polariscope of annealed polycarbonate bar with hole
Annealed, polycarbonate bar with hole undergoing 3-point bending under a circular polariscope. From TLP: Introduction to photoelasticity, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/photoelasticity/index.html
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge

4-point bending under a circular polariscope of annealed polycarbonate bar with a notch
Annealed, polycarbonate bar with notch undergoing 4-point bending under a circular polariscope. From TLP: Introduction to photoelasticity, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/photoelasticity/index.html
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge

Injuries to Long Bones and Lungs
The treatment of the orthopedic trauma patient is complex and the potential for adverse events are high. In this episode of Grand Rounds, UW Medicine's Dr. Joshua Lindsey moderates a panel reviewing the evolution of trauma patient treatment of femur bone fractures. The panel, including Dr. Margaret Neff of UW Medicine, and Dr. Daphne Beingessner, UW Professor of Orthopedics, also discusses pulmonary complications in treatment. They focus on a multi-pronged approach to improve recovery rates fo
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Fission process
This movie illustrates the fission process. As can be seen in the movie, the parent nucleus decays into two fission fragments of unequal mass and several neutrons. From TLP: Introduction to Nuclear Processes
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The Future of Publishing
Nostalgia, anxiety and optimism mix in this panel devoted to imagining what lies ahead for the book, as publishing professionals and others discuss the impact of digital technology on the business.

Small Beer Press, Gavin Grantâ€™s boutique Massachusetts publishing company, â€œis still in the business of producing pa

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12.163 Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution (MIT)
The course offers an introduction to quantitative analysis of geomorphic processes, and examines the interaction of climate, tectonics, and surface processes in the sculpting of Earth's surface.
Author(s): Crosby, Ben,Whipple, Kelin

Microwave and Wireless Technology Level M Part 1 : past exam questions
This resource (M565 Microwave and Wireless Technology Level M Part 1) contains past examination questions from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. The objectives of this unit are to provide opportunity for students to learn about microwave devices and associated theory and engage in design, build and testing of RF and microwave circuits such as voltage controlled oscillators, mixers, amplifiers, transmission line theory, filters, couplers and
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Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering
The course covers basic concepts of biomedical engineering and their connection with the spectrum of human activity. It serves as an introduction to the fundamental science and engineering on which biomedical engineering is based. Case studies of drugs and medical products illustrate the product development-product testing cycle, patent protection, and FDA approval. It is designed for science and non-science majors.
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Dante in Translation
The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of The Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Epistle to Cangrande). An analysis of Dante's autobiography, the Vita nuova, establishes the poetic and political circumstances of the Comedy's composition. Readings of Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso seek to situate Dante's work within the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages, with special attent
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Why is Nanotechnology Multidisciplinary? A perspective of one EE
The field of nano-science and nano-technology covers a broad area of expertise. Classical fields of Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering all are involved in the "new" field f nano. Research and development in that area is by its very nature multi-disciplinary, since I bridge a large length scale from atoms to systems and timescales from femto seconds to eternity. This presentation will give a personal perspective of an electrical engineer in the area o
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