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2.1 Introduction
The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13 deaths, illustrates the importance of structural integrity. This unit looks at the investigation that followed the collapse of the Silver Bridge over the Ohio River in 1967 which demonstrates how the study of safe design and the assessment of components and structures under load is of increasing importance in engineering design.
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Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 2: Web Workers Demo

Ari Bixhorn provides a quick look at a demo of Web Workers.  This sample and the second IE10 Platform preview are available on the IE Test Drive.   


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Visual Studio Toolbox: Reporting Performance Issues with PerfWatson

Have you ever run into a scenario where a long running task causes the Visual Studio UI thread to hang or become unresponsive? The PerfWatson extension logs these issues and automatically and anonymously reports back to Microsoft.

In this episode, we are joined by Cameron McColl, who explains why the PerfWatson extension was created and how you can install it. He also shows us some collected data and explains how it's used to drive performance improvements and make Visual
Author(s): Robert Green

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Differentiated Instruction- Scaffolding Model
Meet Michelle Rainey.  A 10-year veteran who is NCATE Board Certified, she teaches 9th through 12th-grade English at Lawndale High School and also serves as one of the school's instructional coaches helping with aspects of curriculum professional development.  Here Michelle speaks about the importance of differentiated instruction. (02:40)
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Flutter movement of Artemia salina
This organism is found in water and flutters its appendages to move. Butterflies fly through the air using a similar movement.
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Plenary: "Civic Media Mobilization"

Successful civic media tools ― especially ones designed by this conference's attendees ― reengineer how mass-mobilization happens. But does that mean we should turn the page on old lessons?

Originally envisioned as a way to connect the like-minded across borders, civic media is proving just as powerful at mobilizing neighbors, in their towns, where they vote. So even for national issues, is all civic media really local? From the Wisconsin protests to Presidential campaigns, civic
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1.2.9 Reading diagrams: questioning what they say

With each of these diagrams and others we are trying to read there is another set of more searching questions we can ask:

  • What is the purpose of the diagram, i.e. what is it aiming to tell us?

  • How is the information imparted?

  • What assumptions does it make about our ability to understand it?

  • What are we expected to remember from it?

  • How successful is
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1.2.8 Working with other people's diagrams – reading diagrams

Reading diagrams is an equally useful skill to that of drawing diagrams. Not only does it help you understand what other people are trying to convey, it also helps you be critical of the diagrams you draw yourself. In some cases diagrams are used to make the text look pretty or appealing and do not add to the understanding of the reader (hopefully not the case with the diagrams here!). Even when they are used more effectively there is a need to be critical of what information is being conveye
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PediNeuroLogic Exam: Developmental Anatomy - Brain Growth
The newborn brain weighs 400 grams. At one year of age the brain weighs 1,000 grams. By 2 years of age the brain has reached 80 percent of its adult size. By 18 years of age the brain has reached its adult weight of 1400 grams. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
Author(s): Paul D. Larsen, MD,Suzanne S. Stensaas, PhD

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Kidney Filtering
In this activity, students filter different substances through a plastic window screen, different sized hardware cloth and poultry netting. Their model shows how the thickness of a filter in the kidney is imperative in deciding what will be filtered out and what will stay within the blood stream.
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5.6 Vibrating air column
How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something – a piano, a vacuum cleaner – is actually a musical instrument? In this unit we investigate the way vibrations and sound waves are harnessed to create music.
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Focus on Fabrics: Putting Materials to Good Use
The goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering associated with the use, selection, and properties of fabrics. A wide variety of natural and synthetic fibers are used in our clothing, home furnishings and in our travel and sports equipment. The specific material chosen for each application depends on how closely the properties of the material match the design needs. This unit focuses on the different characteristics of fabrics and shows students how natural and synthetic fabrics
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Quack
Selecting specific information from the speech of various volunteers who are collecting money for an Aids-action.
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Digital Earth Workbench: Magnetospheric Density
The Digital Earth Workbench is an interactive application that runs on a SGI Onyx Infinite Reality system and is controlled by an Immersive Workbench, tracked stereo glasses, and a tracked wand. The application allows an unprecedented freedom to roam georeferenced datasets at multiple resolutions and timescales. This animation is one of a series of direct screen captures of the application in operation. The occasional menu appearance denotes direct intervention by the operator to add or delete d
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Electro-Chemical Biosensor research at the University of Memphis.
U of M Professor Erno Lindner is doing cutting-edge research on electro-chemical biosensors for a multitude of purposes.
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Thank You from Dr. Raines.
Thanks to everyone who makes a donation the the U of M!
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2011 California College of the Arts Commencement (short)
California College of the Arts (CCA) held its 104th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Honorary doctorate Betty Reid Soskin delivered the commencement address to more than 450 CCA graduates and their families. Fellow honorary doctorate John Baldessari and Soskin were also honored at a private dinner and participated in the post-commencement reception at CCA's San Francisco campus. [Thanks to Indira Allegra for producing this vi
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Dickinson Magazine - Turtle Tagging
Dickinson Magazine Feature Video: In April, students in Gene Wingert's Introduction to Field Biology lab teamed up to capture and tag turtles in Wildwood Park in Harrisburg, Pa. The project had a two-fold purpose: track population and growth rates while raising funds for Wildwood Park through an Adopt-a-Turtle event. All "adopted" turtles were later released back into the wild; meanwhile, students had hands-on experience with field research. Assisting Wingert (who directed the project from behi
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Women's Football Clinic
Kent State University head football coach Darrell Hazell and the university's football coaching staff host an "A" Ladies Must Get "A's" women's football clinic at Dix Stadium. Kent State coaches shared inside knowledge, giving women the opportunity to participate in drills on offense, defense and special teams.
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