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Jeff Gold Inaugural Lecture - The Leader's Conundrum or 'You cannot lift yourself up by your own shi
The aim of the lecture will be to do demonstrate the need to challenge continuing traditional images of leaders, often depicted at the apex of things, on top of a hill or at the centre of a complex web of activity. I will argue that those nominated as leaders MUST become aware of what I will call the leader's conundrum and complement their inspiration with 99 x perspiration. To appreciate this call, attendees to the lecture as respectfully asked to do the following just before the lecture: a.
Author(s): Jeff Gold,Leeds Metropolitan University

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Differences in the neural basis of Chinese and English reading
Introduction: Previous functional imaging studies comparing Chinese and English reading have reported that a left middle frontal region is more activated by Chinese reading and the left superior temporal cortex is more activated by English reading (Tan et al. 2001; 2003). We investigated this finding and its interpretation by conducting a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of reading in China and England using monolingual adolescents who spoke Mandarin or English respectively. Ou
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Development of Computer Systems for Use in Architectural Education
Computers have not been used in education in a way that fosters intellectual development of alternate approaches to design. Sufficient theory exists to use computing devices to support other potentially fruitful approaches to design. A proposal is made for the development of a computer system for architectural education which is built upon a particular model for design, that of rational decision making. Within the framework provided by the model, a series of courseware development projects are p
Author(s): Akin, Omer, Flemming, Ulrich and Woodbury, Robert

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Behavior-based Computational Design Methodologies: Integrative processes for force defined material
With the introduction of physics-based algorithms and modeling environments, design processes have been shifting from the representation of materiality to the simulation of approximate material descriptions. Such computational processes are based upon enacting physical and material behavior, such as gravity, drag, tension, bending, and inflation, within a generative modeling environment. What is often lacking from this strategy is an overall understanding of computational design; that informati
Author(s): Ahlquist, Sean; Menges, Achim

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Osmosis: A Solute and Solvent Love Story
Maybe you've joked about absorbing knowledge through osmosis, but do you really understand what osmosis is all about? The Amoeba Sisters explain the fundamentals of osmosis before walking you through some real world examples. Come learn about the process that can mean life or death for slugs, saltwater fish, and plants!
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The second Space symposium- learning spaces
This presentation discusses the various elements that deem enterprise education spaces as fit for purpose
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14.128 Dynamic Optimization & Economic Applications (Recursive Methods) (MIT)
The unifying theme of this course is best captured by the title of our main reference book: "Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics". We start by covering deterministic and stochastic dynamic optimization using dynamic programming analysis. We then study the properties of the resulting dynamic systems. Finally, we will go over a recursive method for repeated games that has proven useful in contract theory and macroeconomics. We shall stress applications and examples of all these techniques throu
Author(s): Werning, Iván

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Out of Asia: ancient genome lays to rest origins of Americas' first humans
The genome of a child who died some 12,600 years ago in Montana -- the oldest known human remains from North America -- has been sequenced for the first time. The young boy's genetic blueprint reveals that the Americas' first human inhabitants came from Asia, not Europe, laying to rest a long-standing mystery. Conducted by a consortium of scientists led by the University of Copenhagen and including Drs Andrea Manica, Anders Eriksson and Vera Warmuth at the University of Cambridge, the study is p
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College Physics (EHS Selections)
Corey Kesler
This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. […]

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Viewing the SUSIM and SOLSTICE Instruments on UARS
The Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor, SUSIM, and the Solar-Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment, SOLSTICE, measure the suns ultraviolet radiation.
Author(s): Jesse Allen,Mark Schoeberl

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Ethics of Virtuality? Virtuality of Ethics
This paper addresses issues pertaining to architecture, virtuality and ethics by establishing an interactive, non-linear virtual environment as a tool for investigation into the virtuality of ethics and ethics of virtuality, in the context of architecture. Starting from the assertion that ?Virtual Environment (VE) is a metaphor of Real Environment (RE)?, we test the proposition that suggests ?Ethics of RE can be tested and simulated in VE?. Challenging the notion that sees people reacting to VE
Author(s): Al-Attili, Aghlab and Leonidas Koutsoumpos

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Forensic flavour
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
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STS-133 Daily Mission Recap - Flight Day 7
A video recap of flight day 7 of the STS-133 mission of space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.
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Urban Sprawl Modelling: Combining Models to Make Decision
Urban sprawl is frequently associated with the idea of an unsuitable development, leading to increasing economic, social and environmental problems. Moreover, its control is difficult because multiple patterns (concerning numerous traditional urban planning fields) overlap. In order to understand the sprawl process and to manage its consequences, it must be simplified. The construction of a decision making tool appears then interesting. The GIS-based tool presented here is being developed incoll
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Garage Series Live on Demand: New Office real world adoption tips, tricks and secrets shared | The G

Catch the 60-minute special, previously recorded live as we are joined by well-known technology analyst, author and journalist, Paul Thurrott and other special guests including early adopter customers and top Office engineers.  Don't miss the fun as our adventurous hosts reveal lesser known adoption secrets and much more.

Check out a special post-show recap including additional outtake footage from Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte, check out the Office IT Pro blog at Author(s): Jeremy Chapman

Is Anybody Listening?
“Innovation” may be the buzz word of the post-crisis world, but getting decision makers at multinational corporations to pay attention to ideas that are new, foreign and at odds with the company’s business model can leave subsidiary managers banging their heads against the wall.
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SMU's Community Garden
This video is about SMU's Community Garden, which is a joint project of Perkins School of Theology, and SMU's Facility Services. The garden provides SMU students, faculty, and staff the chance to learn about and tend an organic garden in order to nurture personal and community spiritual growth, and provide locally grown food to Dallas food banks.
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British library : German and Austrian exile periodicals 1933-1945
German and Austrian Exile Periodicals 1933-1945 is a research site posted by the German Section of the British Library. It provides a listing of German-language periodicals written and produced by Nazi-era exiles from Germany and Austria, which are held at the British Library. This resource will prove of interest to those researching the history of both German and German Jewish culture outside of Germany during the Nazi period. These periodicals were published in London, Paris, Copenhagen and
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What is an artist?


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Choral Vespers - 1/23/14
Choral Vespers is held on Thursday evenings at 5:15 p.m. This 30-40 minute candlelight service consists of scripture readings, prayers, and sacred music. The Duke Vespers Ensemble leads the choral portion of the service.
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