Interfacial Control in OPV Devices
By: icamp2012school Dana Olson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Clifton Ragsdale reveals why octopuses are such successful predators
By: nsf Clifton Ragsdale of the University of Chicago is researching the nervous system of the octopus, which is a successful predator partly because it has excellent eyesight--the best of any invertebrate. The octopus's excellent eyesight enables it to visually zero in and focus on prey.
Design of a View-Based DSS For Location Planning
This paper describes the design of a DSS for locating facility networks. The proposed DSS is based on the principle of dynamic data definitions. The declarative and procedural forms of knowledge involved are identified by a logical analysis of planning tasks. The DSS supports an iterating process of adjusting and evaluating plan options. A flexible and interactive problem solving environment is achieved by means of a user defined set of views that captures both forms of knowledge. Each view desc
China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 4
Professor Jin Canrong, School of International Relations, Renmin University of China presents "US-China Relations". 45th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 25 June to Sunday 25 June 2010.
The Future of the United Nations Security Council
2008 has already brought major new challenges for diplomats. The situations in Kenya and Pakistan underline the depths of the problems in Africa and elsewhere. The Security Council and UN peacekeepers were already at historically high levels of activity in 2006-2007. Can they take on any more? NATO, the EU, the US, the Nordics, and Australia and New Zealand also seem to be stretched to the limit. Perhaps it is time for some searching analysis of whether the current machinery for international co
Blackwater CEO Erik Prince has been on the PR offensive this week, appearing on television to answer questions about his security firm Blackwater and its involvement in the shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians. Why is the press buying it? Bill Moyers interviews journalist Jeremy Scahill to help separate the spin from the reality. Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the bestselling book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab" (MIT)
Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses are offered by the MIT Physics Department, and are usually taken by Juniors (hence the name). Officially, the courses are called Experimental Physics I and II and are numbered 8.13 for the first half, given in the fall semester, and 8.14 for the second half, given in the spring. The purposes of Junior Lab are to give students hands-on experience with some of the experimental basis of modern physics and, in the
6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (MIT)
This is an introductory course in Discrete Mathematics oriented toward Computer Science and Engineering. The course divides roughly into thirds: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics: Definitions, Proofs, Sets, Functions, Relations Discrete Structures: Modular Arithmetic, Graphs, State Machines, Counting Discrete Probability Theory A version of this course from a previous term was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5512 (Mathematics f
2.001 Mechanics & Materials I (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the mechanics of solids with applications to science and engineering. We emphasize the three essential features of all mechanics analyses, namely: (a) the geometry of the motion and/or deformation of the structure, and conditions of geometric fit, (b) the forces on and within structures and assemblages; and (c) the physical aspects of the structural system (including material properties) which quantify relations between the forces and motions/deformation.
This case study describes the use of pod casts to support and enhance student decision making in the development and running of a new simulated company using business simulation software
Ryanair upbeat as passengers rise
Europe's biggest low-cost airline Ryanair sees its full-year profit at the upper end of expectations, boosting its shares.
Los noveles : revista de literatura
'Los Noveles' is an electronic literary magazine for new writers from Spanish and Latin America. Published bi-monthly, it first appeared in 2001. Each issue includes a number of short stories, poems and articles, accompanied by short biographical notes on the author. The publication is all free but, at the time of cataloguing, the link for the archive was missing (please check link in the 'relations' section of this record). All back numbers are available in full in this section, as well as subm
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges"
Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such
Lecture 31 - 11/17/2010
Match Day 2014
Media coverage from Match Day 2014
How the Venus Flytrap Catches Its Prey
The Venus Flytrap is a carnivorous plant that can catch and digest animals such as insects and spiders. In this BBC video, David Attenborough looks at how the Venus Flytrap catches its prey. (3:29)
"Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War"
In his book "Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War", Jimmie Briggs book provides a vitally important perspective on the global tragedy of child soldiers. More than 250,000 children have fought in three dozen conflicts around the world. From the "little bees"" of Colombia to the "baby brigades" of Sri Lanka, the subject of child soldiers is changing the face of terrorism. Briggs was awarded the Jo
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 2 - The Defences
The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England survey, covering the Defences of the City of York. The survey covers the post-Roman period to the present and has particular emphasis on the city's walls. Two castles are described: York Castle and the Old Baile; however this coverage is treated as supplementary to the Victoria County History volume on The City of York, which is also available on British History Online.
The Roman Empire: Years of Eruption-Episode 4 fo 4
Rival generals fight for control in Rome; Mount Vesuvius erupts; Emperor Trajan expands the empire.
3D Scanner, with a little help from some LEGOs, a wiper motor and the Kinect How can you go wrong combining LEGOs, a wiper motor, off the shelf software, 3d scanning, 3d printing and the Kinect? Christopher] from the Bamberg Germany hackerspace, [Backspace], wrote in to tell us about one of the group’s most recent projects. It’s a Kinect-based 3D
How can you go wrong combining LEGOs, a wiper motor, off the shelf software, 3d scanning, 3d printing and the Kinect?
Christopher] from the Bamberg Germany hackerspace, [Backspace], wrote in to tell us about one of the group’s most recent projects. It’s a Kinect-based 3D