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#330: Margaret Wertheim: Confessions of a science communicator

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6.4 Recasting the Turkish identity

There was a similar ambivalence towards the Turks in music. The plots of eighteenth-century ‘Turkish’ operas had represented Turks as both unenlightened barbarians and enlightened humanitarians. Rameau’s The Courtly Indies (1735), for instance, encompasses four tales of love, the first of which, entitled The Generous Turk, is set in Turkey. It features a magnanimous pasha – a convention followed in two works both generally known as The Unexpected Encounter, Gluck
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21L.325 Small Wonders: Staying Alive (MIT)
This course closely examines a coherent set of short texts and/or visual works. The selections may be the shorter works of one or more authors (poems, short stories or novellas), or short films and other visual media. Additionally, we will focus on formal issues and thematic meditations around the title of the course "Staying Alive." Content varies from semester to semester.
Author(s): Hildebidle, John

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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes diagrams and formula
Diagram of 2D shapes, including formulas
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Towards Comprehensive Space: A context for the programming/design of cybrids
Cybrids have been presented as mixed realities: spatial, architectural compositions comprised of physical and cyberspaces (Anders 1997). In order to create a rigorous approach to the design of architectural cybrids, this paper offers a model for programming their spaces. Other than accepting cyberspaces as part of architecture?s domain, this approach is not radical. Indeed, many parts of program development resemble those of conventional practice. However, the proposition that cyberspaces should
Author(s): Anders, Peter

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In Conversation: Tavi Gevinson & Anna Holmes
Editor, writer, and actress Tavi Gevinson discusses her founding of Rookie Magazine, a site by and for young women, and its companion print publication,Rookie Yearbook Three. This event took place at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the May 12th 2018 edition

Masayoshi Son is betting $100bn on the world's most exciting technology startups. Win or lose, his Vision Fund is shaking up the tech industry and those that invest in it. Plus, the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright David Mamet on his new comedy inspired by Harvey Weinstein. And are smartphones the key to escaping poverty?


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Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation quiz1
Interactive simulaton explaining how to calculate cubic capacity of a truck for carrying excavated materials
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2.2.1 Positive integers: denary numbers

The number system which we all use in everyday life is called the denary representation, or sometimes the decimal representation, of numbers. In this system, the ten digits 0 to 9 are used, either singly or in ordered groups. The important point for you to grasp is that when the digits are used in ordered groups, each digit is understood to have a weighting. For example, consider the denary number 549. Here 5 has the weighting of hundreds, 4 has the weighting of tens and
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2015 Blizzard – Time-Lapse video from International Space Station
NASA Astronaut Terry Virts, aboard the International Space Station, took photos of the 2015 blizzard in the northeast United States during a night pass Wednesday, Jan. 28, as he orbited 260 miles overhead. This time-lapse video shows his track from Washington, D.C., over Baltimore to New York City and Boston. The sequence also shows lightning and a bit of aurora. Virts is a member of the Expedition 42 crew aboard the station, and has been in space since Nov. 23, 2014. http://www.nasa.gov/station
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8.02T Electricity and Magnetism (MIT)
This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena. Acknowledgements The TEAL project is supported by The Alex
Author(s): Knuteson, Bruce,Hudson, Eric,Stephans, George,Belc

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John Platt on AI, Cortana, and Project Adam | Microsoft Research Luminaries

Microsoft researcher John Platt discusses his enthusiasm for artificial intelligence and machine learning. John is a Microsoft distinguished scientist and deputy managing director of Microsoft Research Redmond who has been working in AI now for 32 years. John tells us about the work done behind Cortana as well as Project Adam. 

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The Art of Emergence
Since several years, the term emergence is mentioned in the paradigm of chaos and complexity. Following this approach, complex system constituted by multitude of individual develop global behavioral properties on the base of local chaotic interactions (self-organization). These theories, developed in scientific and philosophical milieus are rapidly spreading as a "way of thinking" in the several fields of cognitive activities. According to this "way of thinking" it is possible revise some fundam
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Why Sports Stadiums Have Morphed into Entertainment Centers
From kid zones to luxury suites, stadiums have adopted new marketing ploys but remain dear to fans' hearts, says author Rafi Kohan.
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Engaging People in Parks
Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century 1:15 pm: Plenary: “The World is a Park: Using Citizen Science and Effective Communication to Build the Next Century of Global Stewards” John Francis, Vice President for Science National Geographic Society 1:40pm: Plenary: “Science, Values and Conflict in the National Parks” Thomas Dietz, Professor of Sociology and Associate Vice President for Environmental Research, Michigan State University 2:05pm : Plenary: “The Spiritual and
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Air strike on Syrian market, rebels storm compound
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Dramatic video of an air strike that tears through a Syrian market just as an ambulance arrives to treat the injured from an earlier raid. Deborah Gembara reports. More from Syria: http://smarturl.it/SyriaAttack Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, fin
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Open Waste Management Journal
The Open Waste Management Journal is published by Bentham Open and provides free access to "original full length, short research articles (letters) and reviews on all areas of industrial waste management and waste technology research. Topics include industrial waste, residual waste, landfill, waste technology, waste conversion, solid waste management and policy". With one volume per year since early 2008, all articles are available to download as PDF files.
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The dynamics in the details: An ethnography of food aid, weights and measures in South Sudan.
Darryl Stellmach, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series.
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German stage 2 semester A
This module is aimed post GCSE students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas. The grammar exercises are also supported by audio, so that the pronunciation is underlined and listening skills are practiced. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
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At least 37 dead in Baghdad bomb attacks
Baghdad residents bury the dead after a wave of bomb attacks that killed at least 37 people and wounded dozens more. Mana Rabiee reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 yea
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