Requiem by John Updike (read by Tom O'Bedlam)
There's a new biography of John Updike due to be released in the next few days. It's by Adam Begley. John Updike died, aged 76, in 2009. Here's some links to reviews of the biography. http://article.wn.com/view/2014/04/12/Updike_by_Adam_Begley/ http://seattletimes.com/html/books/2023337067_begleyjohnupdikexml.html I discovered this by accident when I became curious about a book I have on the go, Updike's "A Month of Sundays". I wondered where it figured in his bibliography. The text gave
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Weather - Quiz
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Introduction

The material presented in this course is taken from SD805 ‘Issues in Brain and Behaviour’ – a 60-point postgraduate course within the Frontiers in Medical Science strand of The Open University's M.Sc in Science Programme. SD805 consists of two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance – ‘Addiction’ and ‘Author(s): The Open University

Voice-Recognition Software -- A Demonstration
Dave Harris
Producer (requires Internet Explorer). This RLO demonstrates the use of IBM ViaVoice software, which types as you speak (sometimes!). Using it has changed my work habits considerably - - I use it all the time to make notes, type up minutes and course outlines, and write stuff for publication. As with all software, I find it often easier to change my work habits as much as training it to imitate them, but the training is quite easy. I would advise people to do the whole training

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Spatial Analysis for Museum Design
The paper describes how a specially written customisation of AutoCAD enables students of Architecture to use the method of spatial analysis called Space Syntax developed by Professor Bill Hillier of the Bartlett School of Architecture, London, to examine a number of existing museums, to compare the findings against other criteria, and to draw conclusions about the strategy adopted in museum design. Simple interactive graphics enable plans to be entered and compared, so that they may be evaluated
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Vilosidades espaciais - Ambientes imersivos e interativos em rede [Space Villosities - Immersive and
With the aim to explore the potential of creating spaces through the Internet, the research is based on Novak.s concepts . .Soundscapes. and .Navigable Music. . for a project that includes the production of a file sharing software (peer to peer) and chat that allows the sonorous and visual representation of the connected users, defining a virtual space, a fluid sonorous landscape, where it.s main constituent substance is the sound. An environment network with participative and collective sound a
Author(s): Aline Couri Fabi?o

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An integrated system for computer-aided design and construction of reinforced concrete buildings usi
The study reported in this paper investigates the feasibility of automating the on-site construction of reinforced concrete residential buildings. The basic construction tasks are identified, analyzed and modified with a view towards potential for automation. Emphasis is placed on developing modular forms that facilitate automation. The majority of work in the field of construction robotics has focused on the adaptation of existing industrial robots to automate traditional construction processes
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Approximation
OpenStax College
Make reasonable approximations based on given data.
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11.7 Characteristics of inventors

In their classic book The Sources of Invention (1969) John Jewkes, David Sawers and Richard Stillerman observe the following about inventors, whether working outside or inside an organisation.

  • Inventors tend to be absorbed with their own ideas and to feel strongly about their importance and potential.

  • Inventors can be impatient with those who don't share their optimism.

  • Inventors are often isolated because they are
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ARMY WAR GAME SIMULATION (AWAS) system - Utilising architectural knowledge in virtual environments
This research briefly examines the importance of collaborative design in developing a multi-user, multi-tiered, networked and real-time information base system. Aspects such as navigation, interaction, communication, movements (objects or virtual camera), control, level of details, spatial design and virtual spaces will be explained to show their importance in the development of virtual world. This paper will further explore the aspects of collaborative design in the context of Army War Game Sim
Author(s): Ahmad Rafi, M.E. and Mohd Fazidin, J.

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The Re-Convergence of Art and Science: A Vehicle for Creativity
Ever-increasing complexity in product design and the need to deliver a cost-effective solution that benefits from a dynamic approach requires the employment and adoption of innovative design methods which ensure that products are of the highest quality and meet or exceed customers' expectations. According to Bronowski (1976) science and art were originally two faces of the same human creativity. However, as civilisation advances and works became specialised, the dichotomy of science and art grad
Author(s): Ahmad Rafi, M.E. and Karboulonis, P.

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Certificacion de Turismo Responsable
A lecture on sustainable tourism delivered in Spanish.
Author(s): Xavier Font,Leeds Metropolitan University

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Feature clusters for online recognition of graphic units in drawings
Automated recognition of sketch drawings can provide the means for a natural interface between the designer and a design support system. Sketch drawing recognition is knowledge-intensive in the sense that the system must know what to look for in a drawing. In earlier work, we identified 24 different types of representations, termed graphic units. For recognition of graphic units we combine a multi-agent approach and online recognition. Each agent is specialised for one graphic unit. It continuou
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24.953 Argument Structure and Syntax (MIT)
This course is a detailed investigation of the major issues and problems in the study of lexical argument structure and how it determines syntactic structure. Its empirical scope  is along three dimensions: typology, lexical class, and theoretical framework. The range of linguistic types include English, Japanese, Navajo, and Warlpiri. Lexical classes include those of Levin's English Verb Classes and others producing emerging work on diverse languages. The theoretical emphasis of this cours
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313 GG Getting Your Tricky Conditionals Right
Past and present tense can get tricky with conditionals.
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Engineering. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance, and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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ABC News Report - Earth Day
What is Earth Day and how can you help?  Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares ways to save the planet and how many companies are doing their part. (06:50)
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Harry Potter-POA Ch.8 Flight Of The Fat Lady-part2
Reading of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban By: J. K. Rowling. 

In this video Chapter 8: Flight of the Fat Lady is read.

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(11/12) Battlefield: The Battle of Midway
In June 1942, the most decisive naval battle of WWII was fought between the United States of America and the Japanese empire. Waged entirely of aircraft carriers, hundreds of miles apart, the Battle of Midway was the first major fleet encounter in which the ships on each side never came within visual range of enemy vessels. Victory or defeat depended not on the big guns of battleships, but on the carrier born bombers and torpedo bombers flying over vast tracks of ocean to seek and destroy their
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4.6 Postscript to Section 4

This section has considered a small number of chemical pollutants of water and has examined what is known about their harmful effects on animals, humans and the environment. You should be aware of a number of important general points that arise from what you have read. First, there is an enormous variety of chemical pollutants; you have read about only a few. Secondly, the evidence that chemical pollutants are potentially harmful is often more convincing from studies of animals than it is fro
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