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Share Manager User Guide
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Toward India 2020: Challenges and Opportunities
People sometimes ask Montek Singh Ahluwalia questions loaded with “aspirational objectives,” such as when India will “get rid of poverty.” Few are as well equipped to respond as Ahluwalia, one of the architects of India’s breathtaking economic transformation.
The current income of an average Indian cit
Applied Humanities: Transforming Humanities Education
In the first of four panels celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Comparative Media Studies (CMS) program at MIT, panelists reflect on the wide range of projects and media studies offspring that have emerged from this innovative program.
Major CMS themes include the development of community, creation of a deeper unders
A Roadmap for the Edge of the Internet
In the curious way of technological evolution, we first had computers that occupied entire rooms, watched them shrink to desktop, laptop and palm-sized devices, and now find ourselves coming full circle, and then some, Alan Benner reports. He tells this MIT class about warehouse-sized data centers, linking p
The Art of Science Television
Paula Apsell, NOVA's senior executive producer laments the sad state of science journalism and discusses how NOVA is more essential than ever. In a world where the public understanding of science is diminishing, she makes a strong case for NOVA's tradition of depth and substance, tackling the most pressing issues in sc
Beyond the Bottom Billion
Prof. Paul Collier discusses the contradiction of resource rich countries with troubled economies, including how the harnessing of natural assets can go wrong, and what can be done to ensure their correct handling.
2007 Lecture 6: Knowing what we are thinking
The sixth lecture will try to resolve a familiar tension between externalism about mental content and the assumption that we have some kind of privileged knowledge of the contents of our own thoughts. I will look at the "slow switching" scenarios, and consider what they show about the role of propositional content in characterizing mental states.
2007 Lecture 2: Epistemic possibilities and the knowledge argument
The second lecture will begin with Frank Jackson's knowledge argument. The argument and the responses to it turn on assumptions about the nature of the contents of belief and the objects of knowledge. I will argue that one cannot escape the anti-materialist conclusion of the knowledge argument by adopting a fine-grained conception of content.
2007 Lecture 1: Starting in the middle
Our topic is a subject's knowledge of his own phenomenal experience and of the content of his thought, but I will approach the topic from the outside, treating the subject as an object in the world. The first lecture will characterize, in a general way, this externalist strategy, and look at some familiar examples of it in the recent philosophical tradition.
AdViews : a digital archive of vintage television commercials
'AdViews: a digital archive of vintage television commercials' is an online collection from Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. The archive contains... "thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s ... created or collected by the ad agency Benton & Bowles or its successor, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles". Videos can be browsed or searched, and when found are linked to on the iTunes service - which means that users must regi
Cartography 2.0 : your guide to animated and interactive maps
Cartography 2.0 is a 2009 website whose authors describe it as a... "free online knowledge base and e-textbook for students and professionals who are interested in interactive and animated maps". This resource will be of interest to graphic designers, as well as those working in the digital humanities. Chapters include: Elements of Design; Map Animation (including a History of Animated Maps); 3D / Virtual Globes; U.I. & Useability; Map Interaction Techniques; Advanced Topics. The content of t
BBC music magazine
This is the website of the BBC's official Music Magazine, devoted to coverage of classical music and musicians. At April 2010 the website freely offers about 60 feature articles from the magazine, as well as many news items and several weblogs. There are also useful guides to new releases in classical, jazz, opera, and some world music. Short CD reviews may be searched, using a variety of search modifiers. There is an associated public discussion forum. Although the website does not offer the
Kritike is an open access online philosophy journal. Based in the Philippines, it has a broad remit, covering all philosophical topics, but with a particular focus on analytic philosophy, continental philosophy, and East-West comparative philosophy. Interdisciplinary contributions are also encouraged. In addition to articles (which are peer-reviewed), the journal also accepts creative works (e.g. fiction or poetry) with strong philosophical content. Guidelines for potential contributors are prov
EMPIRE : nuclear reaction model code
EMPIRE is a modular system of nuclear reaction codes for use in the advanced modelling of nuclear reactions using various theoretical models. It comprises FORTRAN codes, input parameter libraries and an experimental data library (EXFOR/CSISRS) operated through a Graphic User Interface (GUI). EMPIRE is made available by the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.
5.1 Electromagnetic waves
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) is arguably the father of electromagnetism, and unarguably one of the greatest physicists ever. Einstein called Maxwell's equations 'the most important event in physics since Newton's time, not only because of their wealth of content, but also because they form a pattern for a new type of law'. This unit will examine Maxwell's greatest triumph, the prediction that electromagnetic waves can propagate vast distances through empty space and the realisation that light
Can innovation save the world? If so, what will it take to be more innovative?
Firms and governments across Europe and North America are banking on innovation, or the successful commercial exploitation of new ideas, to kick start economies and help save the west from the current economic crisis and looming recession. Professor Jaideep Prabhu at Judge Business School challenges the consensus that legislation at country level is the best way to boost the ability to innovate within firms and countries. He argues instead that in today's rush to innovate, the successful economi
'Value for money' makes the world go round
Professor Peter Williamson believes that in 2009, for the first time, it will be the emerging economies who will be providing 100% of the world's economic growth. Their ability, in particular China's, to successfully unlock access to mass markets by providing affordable 'value for money' new technology, is a key driver of their growth. This cost innovation model, he explains, can offer the West invaluable lessons on how to survive the current global economic downturn.
The anatomy of a business deal
Antenna Group operates TV, radio and online businesses and distributes content around the world, offers tips on capturing value ahead of a crisis. Mr Kyriakou discusses how entrepreneurial vision and foresight can both recognise and create opportunity using the NOVA Televizia case study as an example. The NOVA Televizia sale, which was closed on 15 October 2008 for a modest $3m, realised one of the highest ever rate of return on investment in media and confounded falling valuation trends, when
The emerging SSME agenda
Services science has become one of the major areas of research into the nature of innovation within organisations and within national economies. Judge Business School, in conjunction with IBM, a leading organisation at the vanguard of services science research, recently designed an elective on services sciences for its current MBA class. Key speakers Kevin Bishop, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Northeast Europe, IBM, Michael Lyons, Manager, BT Group Chief Technology Office, and Da