Engineering Solutions to the Problems of Cancer
Engineers “bring a new set of tools and a new way of looking at problems posed by biologists,” says
Paula T. Hammond
, and are proving integral to advances in cancer diagnostics and therapies. Hammond cites evidence of bioengineering breakthroughs against the disease: the design of micron-sized posts that can identi

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Personalized Cancer Care
In the final of four symposia on pathbreaking cancer research, Tyler Jacks expresses “great optimism that we’re getting close, that we can see over the horizon...and we will be successful in controlling the disease in the not too distant future.” Personalized medicine will pave the way to this future, explains moderator Mic
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The Practice of Sovereignty: Kant on the Duties of National and International Citizenship
Paul Guyer (University of Pennsylvania) presents his paper on Kant's views of the practice of sovereignty. Presented as part of the Anglo-­German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme.
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Partners in success!
Dr Denis Coleman, Founder of Symantec Corporation, the fourth largest software company in the world, gives us lessons from his 14 Silicon Valley start-ups.
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Suzanne Seitinger: LightBridge at FAST Light 2011
In 1916, MIT crossed the river from its original location in Boston’s Back Bay to Cambridge, taking up residence on the banks of the Charles. Since then, generations of students have trekked across the bridge, including Oliver Smoot and his fraternity brothers, who left their indelible mark along the way. LightBridge is a dynamic display symbolic of MIT’s historical and contemporary connections between people and places on both sides of the river. This participatory installation allows peopl
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Soapbox: The Internet and Political Change in the Middle East
May 4, 2011
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Unflat Pavilion
Part of the MIT FAST Festival, Unflat Pavilion is a freestanding pavilion illuminated with LEDS that flexes two dimensions into three. Flat sheets are bent and unfurl into skylights, columns and windows.
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Brain: The Inside Story's "Your Sensing Brain"
Wherever you go, whatever you do, the world stirs your senses. It is there in the sparkle of fireworks, the flavor of watermelon, the crack of a baseball bat and the scent of summer rain. Sensations like these may seem to come to you automatically. But you only perceive them thanks to an intricate chain reaction of signals inside your brain. The exhibition, Brain: The Inside Story, which is on view at the American Museum of Natural History from Saturday, November 20, until August 14, 2011, brin
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2.3 Why we value play

Play is notoriously difficult to define, but this in itself is not problematic. What is important is that practitioners, parents and children within a setting share their ideas about what constitutes play and that we, as adults, are clear about why we value play. In order to do this, you need to take a step back and think about what you think play does and, from there, consider why it is valuable.

In Activity 2 you though
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Faoiseamh a Gheobhadsa - Crossword
A crossword based on the poem Faoiseamh a Gheobhadsa which is on the leaving cert course.
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Beyond a Global Deal? A UN+ Approach to Climate Governance
How can we make progress on climate change in the face of gridlock? Global Governance 2020 is a group of young academics, policymakers and business people from China, the United States and Europe. Robert Falkner is senior lecturer in international relations at LSE and a leading expert on global environmental politics. Anthony Giddens is former director of LSE and the author, most recently, of The Politics of Climate Change. Thomas Hale is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeto
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PENDENNIS CASTLE, Cornwall. c.1911. Reconstruction drawing by Ivan LAPPER of Half Moon Battery. Transfer of shells to No. 2 gun.


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1 Technological advancement

Everything that can be invented has been invented.

(The Commissioner of the United States Office of Patents, 1899, recommending that his office be abolished, quoted in The Economist, 2000, p. 5)

There is nothing now to be foreseen which can prevent the United States from enjoying an era of business prosperity which is entirely
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4.2 Questions for review and discussion

Question 1

Interactive content appears here. Please visit the website to use it.

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4.1 Conclusion

Every era defines for itself its most pressing economic problems. They emerge from a complex public dialogue, involving ideas and experience, theories and political pressures. Economists influence and take part in that dialogue but they certainly do not control it. Are we living through a new industrial revolution powered by ICT? Should we be grateful to big companies such as Microsoft and Nike for their new products or try to curtail their power? Does more material well-being always make peo
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1$air: Re-Designing the Airline User Experience
Course: "Introduction to Interaction Design" Project: Three of four final presentation projects (CCA undergraduate) Term: Spring 2011 Instructor: Kristian Simsarian Description: Four groups of students redesigned the user experience for the fictitious airline, 1$air. They presented to judges from Smart Design, HOT Studio, Google, and IDEO. Students worked one on one with design coaches from interaction design companies and other start-ups to create this inspired project.
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The Line (O) and (F) - Crossword
Online crossword on the topic of The Line coordinate geometry. Solutions are provided. Crossword may be printed in hard copy as a homework exercise.
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MicrobeWorld Ep. 8: ReGenesis
ReGenesis is an award winning science drama produced by Toronto's Shaftesbury Films that centers on the fictitious North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission. NorBAC's special operations team, headed by the brilliant but unpredictable Molecular Biologist Dr. David Sandström (Peter Outerbridge) and supported by a cast of forensic specialists and CIA operatives, investigates new strains of disease, genetically modified bacteria, and potential bioterror threats or agents. In essence, the sho
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Gaeilge - Filíocht Bímse Buan ar Buair Gachló
A crossword based on the poem.
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