If Fiber is the Medium, What is the Message? Next-Generation Content for Next-Generation Networks
By investigating price and capacity trends over the past century, Eli Noam shows that it is possible to predict the type, style, and genres of media content of a future ultra-broadband infrastructure, which allows a richer, more bit-intensive content. The nature of content is critical for the economic viability of an ultra-broadband infrastructure. This paper asks what types of media content we will have when we achieve widespread fiber optic networks. In the past, an expansion of transmission c
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1 The Enlightenment in Scotland

The Enlightenment was a programme, rather than a set of completed achievements. Enlightenment thinkers produced few theories comparable with Copernicus's or Newton's in former centuries, or with Darwin's in the next. What makes them memorable is the vigour and confidence of their conviction that the universe – from the orbits of the planets to the workings of the human mind and of human society – is explicable, regular and lawlike, and will yield to the systematic application of rational,
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Celebrating 30 Years of Mises University

It’s easy to get discouraged in the Age of Obama, a man who can say, in Castro’s Cuba, that there is not much difference between communism and capitalism. And in his warped mind, I guess it’s sort of true, since his program is a mixture. That is, it’s fascist.

Combine his corporatism with envy, perpetual war, negative interest rates, the police state, fascist health care, total surveillance, vicious political correctness, and a host of other horrors, and you can
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TamAR Estuary Augmented Reality Report Card App for iOS
'TamAR is an augmented reality app version of the 2012 report card produced for the Tamar River estuary in Tasmania, Australia. The report card describes the health of the estuary and provides a grading from A to F for five zones along the 70 km estuary. Tour the Tamar Estuary in 3D using augmented and virtual reality to explore the habitats, flora and fauna, and issues affecting the health of the estuary. You will find swimming seals, flying eagles, and big-bellied seahorses hiding in the kelp
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Polish astronomers seek planets with two suns
Sept. 12 - A team of scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Torun are using four remotely controlled telescopes placed around the globe to search for circumbinary systems - multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns. They hope to emulate NASA's Kepler mission, which located such a system last month. Jim Drury reports.
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English Vocabulary-Lesson 2-Easy Idioms That Mean Easy
The vocabulary in this video is designed for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 2 topic: Idioms and sayings that mean "easy". "do it with your eyes closed", "this isn't rocket science", and "child's play" The video is done with a narrator giving some examples. Not much depth. (3:22).
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The Odyssey ( KCLS Book Trailer Contest Entry)
This video is a trailer book review of the Odyssey of Homer.  This was used as an entry for the KCLS Video Book Review Contest on the The Odyssey by Homer.

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3 Self-determination: individual and collective

The idea of a right to ‘collective self-determination’ is a difficult one – how can a group, as opposed to an individual, have a ‘right’? To argue that a nation has a right to self-determination is, some might argue, to overlook what rights are, and who can claim them.

'Self-determination’ has a positive ring about it – how could anyone oppose it? The idea of self-determination has strong resonances in political theory, dating back as far as Hobbes, at least in Engl
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6.4.2 Manufacturing the boat

Filling the mould is a serious problem in injection moulding: the lower the MFI, the more difficult it is to push molten polymer down narrow tubes into a metal mould. The engineers at Rolinx, the trade moulders who initiated the thermoplastic project, were working at the limits of their machinery in moulding such large objects in one operation. In the event, they were forced to blend the low MFI copolymer grade with a higher MFI grade material (GY702M) in order to achieve their objective (
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1.5.2 Duration and frequency

We do not know if Katrina's caring responsibilities took up more than 20 hours per week. In a sense, though, whether they did or not is immaterial. What is important is that her schooling was adversely affected. We can speculate that, even if caring accounted for less than 20 hours per week, the emotional impact of being a young carer overflowed into a far larger proportion of her life.


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4.2 When and where was the telephone invented?

I'd read in the past that the telephone was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell. However when I looked more closely at the history it turns out that the idea had been ‘in the air’ for almost half a century.

The distance communication technology of the time, the telegraph, was based on sending pulses of electricity along a wire to control an electromagnet at the receiving end. The sender completed an electric circuit by pressing a key and the receiver's electromagnet controlled
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Finding the News Worth Publishing
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Benjamin Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post. During Mr. Bradlee's 26 year tenure as executive editor, The Washington Post has been awarded 23 Pulitzer Prizes and helped to expose the Watergate scandal. His most recent book, The Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures recounts his career in the news business.
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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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Programming the Kinect for Windows [v2] Jump Start, July 15th

Friends of the Gallery, Ben Lower and Rob Relyea are hosting a free, live, day long Jump Start just for you, the Kinect for Windows v2 developer...

Programming the Kinect for Windows Jump Start

Devs, are you looking forward to building apps with Kinect for Windows v2 this summer? In this Jump Start, explore the brand new beta Software Developm
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Running a successful blog such as edgalaxy takes a great deal of time and effort and it's becoming increasingly difficult to create new l
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Why flu shots are a lottery


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Filipina convict spared from Indonesia executions, Filipinos rejoice
Activists holding an overnight vigil outside the Indonesian Embassy in Manilla are overjoyed by the news that the Filipino migrant's execution has been delayed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). 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, fin
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Something 's gotta give' architectural animations
Architectural animations are like Harry Langer, a fifty-something entertainment mogul played by best actor nominee Jack Nicholson in the film Something.s Gotta Give. They.ve been surrounded by plenty of pathetic spiritless gimmicks. And, like Harry in the film, they have suffered a heart attack. Harry did not die. Architectural animations are still around, barely. Something.s wrong with them. When Harry begins to recover, he.s surprised to find himself growing fond of a woman his own age (played
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