Real Brazilian Conversations #5: Brazil’s political crisis, part 2
Want to understand what's happening to Brazil's politics? André and Guilherme discuss the Brazilian political and economical crisis. They also share some personal opinions. Part 2 of 3. The post...

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Economic Update: Listen, Prof. Krugman
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In the Changing Global Supply Chain, There’s No ‘Shore’ Thing
Offshoring, reshoring, nearshoring -- manufacturing around the world is undergoing some seismic location shifts, and for reasons that may surprise you.
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An Evaluation of Neural Spatial Interaction Models Based on a Practical Application
One of the serious problems faced by the Brazilian municipalities is the scarcity of resources for building education infrastructure. This asks for an optimal allocation of the available resources that includes, among other things, a rational spatial arrangement of the supply points (i.e., schools) in order to increase the demand coverage (i.e., students). If it is possible to foresee the regions where the demand is going to be concentrated, it is then possible to plan the location of new
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Progress Towards Multi-Criteria Design Optimisation Using Designscript With Smart Form, Robot Struct
Important progress towards the development of a system that enables multi-criteria design optimisation has recently been demonstrated during a research collaboration between Autodesk?s DesignScript development team, the University of Bath and the engineering consultancy Buro Happold. This involved integrating aspects of the Robot Structural Analysis application, aspects of the Ecotect building performance application and a specialist form finding solver called SMART Form (developed by Buro Happo
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Architect and Structural Engineer in interactive design
We are convinced that an interactive design process involving engineers and architects will create values to a project. Looking back there have been some obstacles, like a week?s time for exchange of drawings with traditional postal services; manual calculation methods, which could not be spoiled on loose grounds like architect?s sketches; different media ? architect?s drawings and engineer?s numbers in tables; attitudes and traditional roles, implemented already in education. Today most of thes
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'The Case for Offshore Balancing' with John Mearsheimer
Professor John J. Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) presents the conclusions of his latest article published in 'Foreign Affairs' on offshore balancing. Mearsheimer sets out his case against the practice of liberal hegemony by the US, making the bold statement that Presidents Bush and Obama have acted very similarly when it comes to intervention abroad. He examines the track record of US involvement in places like Iraq, Libya, Egypt and Syria before moving on to explain why 'offshore balancing
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Celebrating (or not) the Centenary of the Russian Revolution [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick | Western Scholars are non-commital. Putin's Russia is embarrassed. How should the centenary be commemorated? Sheila Fitzpatrick is Professor of History at the University of Sydney and Professor emeritus at the Univeristy of Chicago. She is a widely acclaimed expert on modern Russia. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@RMilibandLSE) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to adv
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John Wesley Harding's The Cabinet of Wonders
The musician John Wesley Harding is also the novelist Wesley Stace. As host of the new NPR variety show "The Cabinet of Wonders," he calls on his friends from both worlds to perform. Rosanne Cash, Josh Ritter, and the Decemberists have all been on the show, as well as Audrey Niffenegger, author of "The Time Traveler's Wife," and Pulitzer Prize winning writer Paul Harding. Producer Susan Wallner talked to John Wesley Harding about his many interests, and the evolution of his new show in advance
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The FCC Needs To Abolish a Lot More than Net Neutrality
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The end of the Obama administration's regulatory regime known as net neutrality has brought with it prophe
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Real Brazilian Conversations #22: Jogos de Tabuleiro
In this conversation Guilherme talks to his friend Anderson, who lives in Curitiba. Anderson is an expert in board games, so check the episode to know more about what Brazilians like to play and a...

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How To Learn About Scottish History
This guide shows you how to learn about Scottish history. (08:49)
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How Big Banks Can Become Too Big to Fail
Wharton finance professor Chaojun Wang, whose research looks at financial market organization, explains the conditions that lead to too-big-to-fail banks.
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16.8 Linking data

We now have two sets of data held by the supermarket: the data about its own products and the personal data about customers. Individually, each of these two sets of information has important uses. However, when they are linked, they provide a very powerful tool for the supermarket.

The personal data from a loyalty card scheme can be used to compile targeted mailing lists, because data about your purchases can help build up a profile of how you spend your money. For example, the supermar
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Machines that change climate: Porsche 911 Turbo vs. Toyota Prius
This activity asks students make 'back-of-the-envelope' calculations to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide released to the environment by different types of automobiles. It shows students that decisions they make can significantly alter the amount of greenhouse gases they release to the environment. It also helps students learn about exponential growth by calculating how the money saved by purchasing an inexpensive car can be invested to great advantage. The exercise is designed for non-scien
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33b: Graph Algorithms and Skepticism - Richard Buckland, UNSW
Lecture 33 of Computing2 - Data Structures and Algorithms. In this lecture we ask "How can we know if Prim's MST algorithm is correct?"
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Human Factors and Innovation with Mobile Devices
Advancements in technology are a significant driving force in educational innovation, but a strong focus on technology means that human aspects and implications may not be given the attention they deserve. This chapter examines usability issues surrounding the use of mobile devices in learning. A key aim is to empower educators and learners to take control of personal devices and realise their potential in relation to teaching and learning. The background section reviews the development of usabi
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Evaluate the interactive and reusable service in adaptive on demand applications
In this paper, the researcher based on the open platforms and tools for personalized learning idea, with the “ Interactive & reusable” function in UI design model, directly dealing with Knowledge on demand (KOD) service from the aspect-oriented and object-oriented issue. Moreover, to propose the KOD combine with VOD (Video on Demand); AOD (Audio on Demand); COD (Course on Demand) and IOD (Information on Demand in Global index searching) in diversity of hypermedia metadata.
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Top 10 Tips for Successfully Writing a Law School Essay

Guest: Professor Jennifer Martin, Western New England College School of Law

Topic: Exam Advice: A discussion of common errors that students make and can avoid when writing a law school essay exam.

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Star Library: Histogram Sorting
This activity provides students with 24 histograms representing distributions with differing shapes and characteristics. By sorting the histograms into piles that seem to go together, and by describing those piles, students develop awareness of the different versions of particular shapes (e.g., different types of skewed distributions, or different types of normal distributions), that not all histograms are easy to classify, that there is a difference between models (normal, uniform) and characte
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