History of Boston Transportation
Fred Salvucci ponders the role of contingency in history, and in the evolution of Boston and its transportation system. He starts from the time the glaciers pulled back from Boston, leaving a soggy near-island and a river for the first white settlers to contend with. “The reason the city is here because
Prime Time in Transition
Fear not, fans of character-based TV fiction: reality shows will not obliterate tales featuring “transactions between human beings – the Jane Austen end of things,” as John Romano puts it. This veteran of some of TV’s finest cop dramas (including Hill Street Blues and Monk) sees wrenching changes in
The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
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Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
Just as digital technology has expanded the means of producing media, so has it increased the geographic range new media may travel. Locally generated content can zip around the world in a heartbeat. But, says moderator Henry Jenkins, “as a society we’re in a contradictory state in terms of having greater access to glob
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The OpenCourseWare Initiative: A New Model for Sharing
Since making its “proof of concept” debut in the Fall of 2003, MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) Initiative has racked up some impressive numbers. This project makes course materials used in MIT undergraduate and graduate subjects available on the Web, free of charge, to any user anywhere in the world. So far, OCW has translated for the w
Introduction to macroeconomics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. This module provides an introduction to modern macroeconomic analysis. Macroeconomics is concerned with some of the most pressing and fundamental questions economists can ask, such as: What determines economic growth? Why do economies exhibit expansions ('booms') and contractions ('busts') in output? What drives employment and wages, saving and investment? What causes inflation and
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Corporate Social Innovation: Ioannis Ioannou and Heather Hancock
Assistant Professor Ioannis Ioannou and Heather Hancock, Managing Partner, Innovation Talent and Brand at Deloitte discuss how large organisations can use their skills, expertise and synergies to help solve major environmental and social challenges.
Duke Medicine Profiles: Jack Wolf, MD
Get to know Duke Medicine's primary care providers.
Algeria and its Southern Neighbours: Turbulence in the Sahara [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Yvan Guichaoua, Imad Mesdoua | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor quality of this podcast. The South of Algeria belongs to the widely integrated Saharan political economy also composed of large chunks of the Malian and Nigerian territories. As such, Algeria plays a key role in the livelihoods (through licit or illicit means), and geographical social and political mobility of Sahelian communities, using borders as resources and connected to each other through transnational ne
Adobe Ideas Apps for iOS
'Adobe Ideas gives you the ability to draw freeform vector illustrations wherever you are. Replace your pen and paper with a huge virtual canvas, customizable brushes, and pressure sensitive stylus support. With a Adobe Creative Cloud membership, easily sync Adobe Ideas projects to Creative Cloud and open them for refinement in Illustrator. With Ideas, it’s easy to take your initial concept to finished design. You can also share your designs to other applications such as Behance and Photos
Res gestae Divi Augusti : fotogrammetria
This Italian website focusing on the Latin and Greek inscription known as "Res gestae Divi Augusti" (part of the "Monumentum Ancyranum") publishes a full catalogue of high definition pictures with some tools to improve readability. As part of the project, two sets of pictures separated by a decade will be published in an attempt to determine the degrade of the monumental inscription. Although entirely in Italian, the website is mainly a collection of pictures that can be easily browsed. The "Res
Discoveries and breakthroughs inside science
These videos are intended for users of local English and Spanish newscasts all over the United States. The videos promote awareness of and appreciation for scientists and engineers roles in everyday life by providing accurate and peer-reviewed science and engineering information covering many current developments in everyday devices and systems. The videos have been produced by the American Institute of Physics and are supported by science, engineering and mathematical societies.
The website for Banipal, a literary magazine for contemporary Arab literature in English translation, gives access to selected content from current and back issues. The magazine's three issues a year present established and new authors and poets from around the Arab world through translations of poems, short stories or excerpts from novels. The site publishes selections of poetry and fiction from each issue as well as the table of contents, contributor profiles, book reviews and events listings.
What Is an Electrical Inverter?
An electrical inverter is a device that can create an alternating
current from a direct current, allowing the current to go backwards and forwards instead of in only one direction. Find out how an electrical inverter works from a science teacher in this
Fashion; or, life in New York. A comedy in five acts
This website contains a scanned copy of the comedy play Fashion; or, Life in New York. A Comedy, in Five Acts by Anna Cora Mowatt. The scanned copy is from the Walton and Mitchell edition which was published in London in 1850. Mowatt was a nineteenth century American author, public reader, playwright and actress. The play fashion is her best known work. The play was first produced at the Park Theatre, New York, in March, 1845. The play was intended as a good-natured satire upon some of
Sea Surface Temperature in the Pacific from TRMM: January 1998 through July 1998)
Sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean as measured by the TMI instrument on TRMM for the period January 1998 through July 1998
"Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan,
The growing instability and resurgence of Islamic extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan pose a great threat to U.S. interests and global security. In his new book, "Descent into Chaos", Ahmed Rashid examines the rising insurgency, booming opium trade, and weak governance in Afghanistan, concluding that U.S. strategy in the region has been a complete failure. Ahmed Rashid is a Pakistani journalist based i