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The Instrumental Temperature Record and What it Tells us About Climate Change
Global Warming Seminar Series: "The Instrumental Temperature Record and What it Tells us About Climate Change" Dr. Francis Zwiers, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
Credit concentration delays recovery: CEO Richard Hendrix
Mar 2 - FBR Capital Markets CEO Richard Hendrix explains how credit concentration in the U.S. is delaying economic recovery and making U.S. capital markets less competitive.
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From Biopolymer Translocation to Hemodynamics: New Challenges in Multiscale Computing
Multiscale modeling is the capability of representing different levels of phenomena, occurring at diverse spatial and temporal scales, within a unified conceptual framework. A typical example is the behavior of long molecules or nanosuspensions under the action of complex hydrodynamic flows. Our computational work tackles different phenomena such as biopolymer translocation through nanopores and hemodynamics in arteries with a novel computational scheme. The solution of such large-scale problems
iPad 2 spurs familiar buzz
Tablet, take 2, will help Apple avoid headaches in an increasingly crowded market for touchscreen computers, agree analysts at a London event marking the launch of iPad 2.
Egypt's prime minister resigns
Amid protests and calls for his resignation prime minister Ahmed Shafiq steps down.
Seeking a deal for wrongful foreclosures
Mar 1 - Elizabeth Warren speaks at the Reuters Future Face of Finance Summit.
Fannie and Freddie Reform: Too Little, Too Late At the beginning of February, amidst Beltway budget clamoring and ahead of yesterday's statement from Bernanke, the Treasury issued a report to Congress announcing efforts to "wind down" Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The report, though conspicuously lacking in detail, sets forth three alternatives for reducing the role of the two government-backed companies, none of which actually prune t
At the beginning of February, amidst Beltway budget clamoring and ahead of yesterday's statement from Bernanke, the Treasury issued a report to Congress announcing efforts to "wind down" Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The report, though conspicuously lacking in detail, sets forth three alternatives for reducing the role of the two government-backed companies, none of which actually prune t
Survey of London Monograph 10 - Morden College, Blackheath
An account of the the college of Sir John Morden, dating from the late seventeenth century.
Where Does Affordable Housing Money Come From? Understanding the flow of investment in City Heights
With inflation outpacing wage increases along with the economic downturn in recent years, the need and demand for affordable housing units has skyrocketed. In the last decade development firms have increasingly tried to provide affordable housing units, but the obstacle is how much funding and incentives do they receive for these types of units? This proposal analyzed the affordable housing situation in City Heights by looking at the sources of funding for affordable housing developments, how i
How do we overcome the methodological schism (or can there be a 'compleat' researcher)?
This paper considers a variety of approaches to combining research findings drawn from what are traditionally deemed 'quantitative' and 'qualitative' methods. These include models for Bayesian syntheses, new political arithmetic, complex interventions, and design experiments, as well as the more usual literature review and 'new' realism. I argue here that none of these approaches pose insurmountable epistemological or technical problems. Rather, opposition to the use of such models stems from wa
Absolute Value Inequalities
This video describes how knowledge of absolute values and solving inequalities are necessary for solving an absolute value inequality. Absolute value inequalities can have one or two variables. Solving and graphing absolute value inequalities with two variables is also a skill that math teachers require students to master in Algebra I. (1:41)
Alamo Calls for Help: Battle for Texas Independence
Before the Mexican army attacked, the American forces barricaded at the Alamo tried to call for help from a neighboring American fort. Their request went unanswered. This is the story of how help failed to arrive. There is a commercial in the middle of the video 2:39 video. The strategy of the Mexicans is explained. The details of the execution of the survivors of the attack may be a harsh for some students.
Constructing a Perpendicular
The shortest distance between a point not on a line and a line is along the perpendicular to the line. This video describes how constructing a perpendicular to a line uses the same process as constructing the perpendicular bisector of a line segment, but with one additional step. The first step is to swing an arc from the point and intersect the line in two places, which creates a segment that can be bisected. (2:06)
Rethinking the Origins of Political Thought in Colonial East Africa: The Local, Regional and Global
Ethan Sanders, a third year D-Phil student at the University of Cambridge, presents his recent research on the development of the African Association in Tanganyika.
The Growing Debt Burden The news abounds with arguments and even riots over so-called austerity measures. Whether in the Middle East, Europe, or even certain US states, the public is realizing just how deep a hole various governments have dug for themselves. In this article I'll outline Uncle Sam's position and then explain why it's such a problem. I considered myself fairly conversant with the
A Shocking Chart
The news abounds with arguments and even riots over so-called austerity measures. Whether in the Middle East, Europe, or even certain US states, the public is realizing just how deep a hole various governments have dug for themselves. In this article I'll outline Uncle Sam's position and then explain why it's such a problem.
I considered myself fairly conversant with the
Mrs. Henrietta Lacks' Legacy: Impact on Recent Research
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became one of the most important tools in medicine. In this eight-minute video, Hayley Warren, a sophomore at The Field School in Washington, D.C., presents a paper she wrote detailing the impact of HeLa cells on recent medical research. Related Links: About Henrietta Lacks http://www.umm.edu/hel
How Can Robots Get Our Attention?
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human's attention and when it falls short. Aaron Bobick, professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech's College of Computing, discusses why it's important for robots to understand social convention, if they are going to successfully interact with humans. The research was performed using the robot Simon, from the Socially Intelligent Machines la