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
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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
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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
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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.
Author(s): Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Distinguished Profes

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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.
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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
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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
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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
Author(s): Albornoz Delgado, Humberto ?ngel; Leticia Gallegos

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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
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B-processor
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.
Author(s): Agger, Kristian; Lassen, Michael; Knudsen, Nikolaj

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Business Profile: Amanda Scott - part 1
Amanda Scott talks about the organisational structure of Excelsior Hotel.
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John McMorrow on Total Leadership - Graduate School of Business Alumni Events
'Total Leadership for the 21st Century' presented by John McMorrow, Director of Leadership Management Australasia. John McMorrow explains the model for Total Leadership and how it can change the way people and organisations interact and function.
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Introduction to Free/Open-Source Software
Structure: Three credits. Three lecture hours per week (45 total contact hours). Prerequisites: none Free/Open-Source Software (FOSS) has grown from small beginnings to a ma jor trend in the IT industry. Big companies like IBM have reoriented their business and are now deriving the majority of their revenues from services related to FOSS. Countless small and medium enterprises all over the world are also successful in this area.
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Neuron Creations
Developed for third grade. Students will begin by being given a mini-lesson on the neuron itself. Then, in the actual activity, students will discover a fun, hands-on project where they learn about the neuron, an essential part of the human body. Each student will be given a piece of clay with which they will be able to form their own neuron. After they have created a neuron, the teacher will guide the students in labeling the various parts of the neuron as well as teach about each individual fu
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Learning and Contamination in Virtual Worlds
The most recent advances of artificial life scientific research are opening up a new frontier: the creation of simulated life environments populated by autonomous agents. In these environments artificial beings can interact, reproduce and evolve [4, 6, 15], and can be seen as laboratories whereto explore the emergence of social behaviors like competition, cooperation, relationships and communication [5, 7] . It is still not possible to approach a reasonable simulation of the incredible complexit
Author(s): Annunziato, Mauro and Pierucci, Piero

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5.12 Organic Chemistry I (MIT)
5.12 is an introduction to organic chemistry, focusing primarily on the basic principles to understand the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Emphasis is on substitution and elimination reactions and chemistry of the carbonyl group. The course also provides an introduction to the chemistry of aromatic compounds.
Author(s): Tabacco, Sarah,Imperiali, Barbara

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Curing the Common Cold | La Nina Is Back
Dr. Todd Rider from MIT's Lincoln Lab describes a potentially revolutionary new antiviral drug. La Nina is back, so find out what that means for our coming winter.
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Lecture 6, "To Paint the Way the Spartans Spoke": Gavin Hamilton's The Death of Lucretia
Gavin Hamilton, a gifted Scotsman working in Rome, was an art dealer, excavator, tour guide, and pioneer neoclassical painter. His scene of a virtuous woman and her resolute avengers, taken from Livy's history of the earliest days of Rome, was a model for later artists in its blunt eloquence.
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“Cultures in negotiation”: teachers’ acceptance/resistance attitudes considering the infusion of
A teachers’ training project, employing teacher-mentored in-school training approach, has been recently initiated in Greek secondary education for the introduction of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into the classroom. Data resulting from this project indicate that although teachers express considerable interest in learning how to use technology they need consistent support and extensive training in order to consider themselves able for integrating it into their instructional pra
Author(s): Demetriadis Stavros,Barbas Antonios,Molohides Anas

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Enhancing the Adaptivity of an Existing Website with an Epiphyte Recommender System
In this paper we propose an approach to enhance the adaptivity of an existing Website by plugging on top of it (“epiphyte approach”) a recommender system that displays additional tips and functionalities in a separate window. The recommender system analyzes the way the user browses through the Website according to predefined prototypical ways of using the Website (“models of use”) and then proposes information or functionalities that appear useful according to this model of use. Different mo
Author(s): Richard Bruno,Tchounikine Pierre

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