Can simulations in VE support architects in solving complex design problems?
Building design is facing development of industrialization of the production on the one hand and more complex 'One of a Kind' products on the other. This will be for rebuilding of a large stock of existing buildings and what can be left to new production. In both cases the results of the design process have to be solid to guarantee a successful product. In both cases an integrated and careful design process is absolutely crucial. The demands on the built environment make the systems of buildings
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French lesson : Le verbe partir. The instructor gives English information at the beginning of the video. This video (03:18) gives the conjugations for the word: partir (to leave). The native speaker says the phrase twice. Good for beginning French language-learners or for review.
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1.11.1 Subject positions

In her analysis, Blackman is identifying a pattern in Diana's talk and relating it to other similar methods of self-representation found in our culture. It is worth thinking through this in more detail. One key claim of discourse researchers is that language positions people – discourse creates subject positions. What does this mean? To speak at all is to speak from a position (remember the discussion of footing in the previous section). Further than this, the positions or slots in c
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Introduction

This course is made up of four extracts related to social care, social work and the law. The extracts are stand-alone sections but follow on from each other to make up this course. You will be introduced to five main themes that shape practice in the field of social care and social work. The aim of this course is to enhance your understanding of the relationship between social work practice and the law.

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Chapter 4
Torts and Cyber Torts Table of Contents: 00:02 - Torts in General 00:23 - Tort Damages 00:50 - Intentional Torts Against Persons 01:17 - Assault and/or Battery 02:05 - False Imprisonment 02:25 - Infliction of Emotional Distress 02:36 - Defamation 03:19 - Damages for Defamation 03:52 - Defense to Defamation 04:30 - Invasion of the Right to Privacy 04:59 - Fraudulent Misrepresentation 05:38 - Abusive or Frivolous Litigation 06:01 - Wrongful Interference 06:37 - Trespass 07:10 - Conversion 07:39 -
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Morphological indicators of solar exposure
This paper investigates the relation between the shading condition and geometrical configuration of neighborhood-scale developments. It introduces a straightforward method for measuring shadow areas casted on buildings? roofs and facades ? in urban areas ? using digital 3D models. Employing this method for measuring shadow areas in nine neighborhoods in Jinan, China, at six different time points on summer and winter solstices ? a total of 54 sample measurements ? this study develops two regressi
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Virtual Maths, Calculating the Volume of a Brick Demo
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6.3 How a gamma camera works

Activity 13

Before we look at a patient being imaged and some of the images which can be obtained using this technique, we will look in a bit more detail at how a gamma camera works. Watch the following video clip and note
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Explaining How Ants Build Rafts and Bridges
Georgia Tech Assistant Professor David Hu explains how ants build rafts and bridges to solve problems and stay alive. For more information, visit http://www.news.gatech.edu/2014/06/12/going-inside-ant-raft.
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2012 Driehaus Prize Laureate Michael Graves, the renowned architect and designer, gives his acceptance speech at the 2012 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame Award Ceremony on March 24, 2012, at the John B. Murphy Auditorium in Chicago. Graves is the tenth Driehaus Prize Laureate.
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Giving in the Digital World
For charitable organizations and initiatives, the Internet provides the opportunity to reach more people in more direct and personal ways. Are they grasping this opportunity? Following on the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, generous individuals around the world used their mobile phones to make more than $40 million in gifts to aid organisations. More than $1 billion in gifts came in the next four weeks, a large percentage of which was donated online. But the real stories of how digital tec
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Efficient Computer-User Interface in Electronic Mail Systems
This research explores the question of improving user- computer interface. The approach is one of observing and codifying various parameters that influence the efficiency of interface in the context of electronic mail tasks. In the paper the authors observe 'expert' and 'regular' users of a mail system and analyze the sources of efficiency. It is clear that experts use a different, more specialized, set of commands in performing standard mail tasks. While experts perform these tasks with fewer e
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German President Gauck visits Syrian refugee family in Turkey
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe German President Gauck visits Syrian refugee camp in Turkey, calls on Germany to "ask ourselves if we are already doing everything possible" to end hardship. Gavino Garay 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 includi
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4.5 Generating carbon — the legacy of volcanoes

What is the origin of the carbon within the carbon cycle? Figure 1.9 showed that the g
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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.
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