3D Printing of Lightweight Cellular Composites
Materials scientists at Harvard University have created lightweight cellular composites via 3D printing. These fiber-reinforced epoxy composites mimic the structure and performance of balsa wood. Because the fiber fillers align along the printing direction, their local orientation can be exquisitely controlled. These 3D composites may be useful for wind turbine, automotive and aerospace applications, where high stiffness- and strength-to-weight ratios are needed. To read more about the technolog
Launching a new venture
What strategies can entrepreneurs adopt to help them weather the current economic storm? John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice, has researched entrepreneurial ventures and offers some valuable insights
landscapes of capital
A companion to Landscapes of Capital by Goldman and Papson, this site is an archive of the TV ads referenced in the book. Ads are searchable by tags, transcriptions and analytical annotations. The authors envision this archival collection site as a place where scholars and students can: 1) exchange interpretations of the advertising texts and the cultural patterns they form; 2) help develop the analytic fields and categories to look for pattern and variation in the texts; 3) discuss methodologic
Dream Journeys: Insights into the Executive Subconscious
Dreams can provide remarkable insights into the subconscious. Making sense of them can be a powerful problem-solving and inspirational tool assisting executives in recognising and addressing obstacles in their waking lives.
Designing is Information and Emotion
It could be stated that designing is a procedure of working out the problems. The point of that procedure is to transform the input data (information about what is demanded) into the system documentation (thing) accomplishing the task. While designing we would like to reach our goal in a certain (reliable) way.
LIGHT AS LANGUAGE
With the unlimited supply of electric light our surroundings very easily may be illuminated too strongly. Too much light is unpleasant for our eyes, and a high level of light in many cases disturbs the conception of form. Just as in a forest, we need shadows, contrasts and variation when we compose with light. If we focus on the term compose, it is natural to conceive our environment as a wholeness. In fact, this is not only aesthetically important, it is true in a physical context. Inspired by
Algorithm For The Automatic Design Of A Shading Device
Given that there is a need to shade a window from the summer sun and also a need to expose it to the winter sun, this article describes an algorithm to design automatically a geometric construct that satisfies both requirements. The construct obtained represents the minimum solution to the simultaneous requirements. The window may be described by an arbitrary convex polygon and it may be oriented in any direction and it may be placed at any chosen latitude. The algorithm consists of two sequenti
Science teaching with technology (ECIT)
There is an evident need to improve the teaching of sciences. Therefore the ECIT Web page has been designed to assist the teaching of physics, chemistry and biology to secondary students. Considering technology as a mean and not as an end for teaching, the ?ECIT Model? was developed following pedagogic as well as design criteria. Its? implementation requires a specific classroom outline, the use of certain technological tools and an efficient interface, to achieve a working environment (not only
Performative architecture as a guideline for transformation: Defense Line of Amsterdam
Performance as an architectural design paradigm has been emerging during the recent years. We have developed an understanding that we formalized as a taxonomy for performative architecture that considers performance from three points of view: health, safety and security performance; functional and efficiency performance; and psychological, social, cultural, and esthetic performance. This paper focuses on a design project that explores these ideas as a performative architecture proposal. The proj
The B-processor is a redesign of the digital building information modelling/managing concept: Addressing the whole building industry participants and all phases in the building process. Offering a new ?standard? for digital building information structure with generic modelling and evaluation tools in the B-model kernel. Plug-in structure for free extension of the B-processor system by the Building Industry. Kernel prototyped in Java to be downloaded for free ? open source.
Star Chart App for Android
'You can now have a virtual planetarium in your pocket! Look through the eyes of your Android device* to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.All you have to do is point your Android deviceº at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at.Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D universe, and all of the latest high tech functionality, Star Chart calculates – in real time - the current location of every star and planet visible from E
Monday July 21 2014, Faculty of Business & Law, 14:00 Ceremony
Monday July 21 2014, Faculty of Business & Law, 14:00 Ceremony, School of Strategy, Marketing & Communication (Strategy courses only).
Setting Up Businesses (2014)
The purpose of this course is to show and apply a simple method to analyze the viability of business projects through which entrepreneurs can assess the real potential of their ideas. The time from when a person has an idea that can potentially lead to the creation of a company until it is put it into practice is the most complex stage. Entrepreneurs should address the risks of allocating resources to an activity on which they only have partial information. La asignatura tiene por finalidad most
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus
Scientists in Texas are studying the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people across West Africa in 2014. Right now, the disease has no vaccine and no specific treatment, with a fatality rate of at least 60 percent. (01:03)
Checklist - Study Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Discover how to effectively pre-plan, manage and find the resources you need to pay for university. Specific topics include bursaries, work programs and budgeting. Student Accounts will review details relating to tuition fees, making payments, different types of funding, tips to cost effectiveness and the importance of managing student accounts.
Virtual Maths - Numbers, Geometry 3D shapes
Diagrams and forumulas for calculating area and volume of 3D shapes cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, hemisphere, triangular prism, frustrum, cone, pyramid
Student experiences of enterprise education
This report outlines data collected from students across a broad range of subject areas across all Faculties of Leeds Met University. This data was generated in response to a questionnaire designed to obtain information on students experiences of enterprise education
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, shear force uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation, demonstrating shear force, uniformly distributed load
This artefact outlines the creation of a new website for Innovation North students holding details of all work placements (short, long term, voluntary, paid).The Institute for Enterprise funded the project and the money helped pay a student to maintain the website for a year