15.992 S-Lab: Laboratory for Sustainable Business (MIT)
How can we translate real-world challenges into future business opportunities? How can individuals, organizations, and society learn and undergo change at the pace needed to stave off worsening problems? Today, organizations of all kinds—traditional manufacturing firms, those that extract resources, a huge variety of new start-ups, services, non-profits, and governmental organizations of all types, among many others—are tackling these very questions. For some, the massive challenges
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CLPR Spring 2012 Speaker Series: Regulating Informality: Workers Centers and Day Labor Abel Valenzuela Professor and Chair, Chicano and Chicana Studies University of California, Los Angeles Date: May 3, 2012 Time: 4:00 PM -- 5:30 PM Location: Shorb House, 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 Description: Searching for temporary employment in public venues such as busy intersections or in front of home improvement stores is an economic activity often described as informal. Indeed, key chara
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Minerva lecture on 21 February given by Professor James Turner for the Minerva Series. Society has become used to the fact that personal transportation is really affordable. Over the past 130 years this situation has arisen with no stimulus from government because of the favourable economics that have evolved. However, the use of fossil fuels to power transportation rightly means that action has to be taken if we are to avoid climate change. The lecture discusses the scale of the challenge, som
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5.1 Transmission of electrical signals on wires

In the discussions of newsgathering in the Taylor and Higgins papers, you saw the significance of the development of systems that allowed long-distance transmission of electronic signals. Initially transmission used metallic wires (remember Taylor's reference to the importance of the 'lines infrastructure' and his mention of the 'wire picture') and later wireless transmission (terrestrial and satellite microwave) became important. In this section I shall look at some aspects of the transmissi
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In this video Chapter 8: Flight of the Fat Lady is read.

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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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A replica of a 3:1 blend of linear with lightly branched polyethylenes (BPE has 26 branched per 1000 backbone carbon atoms) after isothermal crystallisation at a temperature at which the LPE but not the BPE can crystallise. This sample crystallised from a phase separated melt. There are clearly two lamellar types (The isothermal crystallisation makes the distinction clearer). The thick, LPE rich, lamellae crystallised in sheaf-like groups, from LPE rich droplets contained in a BPE rich matrix.
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1 Overview

Even in images taken with the most modern equipment on a large telescope, it can be difficult to pick out the galaxies now known as 'active' from the other more normal galaxies. But if your telescope were equipped to examine the spectra of the galaxies, then the active galaxies would stand out. Normal galaxies contain stars that are generally similar to those in our own Galaxy; and spiral galaxies have additional similarities to the Milky Way in their gas and dust content. Active galax
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4 Who are the users?

This section reveals that ‘users’ can include a wide variety of people – not just the final purchasers or consumers of a product. The section also makes the case for strong user representation in the design process.

Of course, it is not only me who uses the various products in my home; other people use them as well, both members of the family and visitors. Sometimes the range of users of a product, and their different needs, can be diverse. And in addition to the obvious or intend
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand and use the basic terms for the description of the motion of particles: position, velocity and acceleration

  • understand, use and differentiate vector functions

  • understand the fundamental laws of Newtonian mechanics

  • solve mechanics problems in one dimension by drawing a sketch, choosing a suitable x-axis and origin, drawing a force diagram, applying Newton’s second law, tak
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First, the lecturer offers a brief introduction, then, discusses two commonly confused computer terms. A hard drive stores all your information and RAM stands for Random Access Memory.  (10:00)
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What's Missing?: Preschool Games. Part of the series: Games for Pre-School. Show items to your class, have them cover their eyes, and remove one item in this preschool game called What's Missing? A fun game for preschool kids or little children in this video!
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Whether you find spiders fearful or fascinating, they are to be admired for their web-spinning and prey-catching techniques, and the remarkable methods they use to move from one place to another. In this album, researchers in Denmark and the United States use an 8-legged robot and a virtual spider, high-speed photography, a hot air balloon and a rowing boat to explore the biophysics of spiders. In the audio track, Dr David Robinson of The Open University explains how advances in technology allow
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Spatial Design Ability (SDA) has been defined by the author (1983) as the capacity to anticipate the effects (psychological impressions) that architectural spaces or its components produce in observers or users. This concept, which requires the evaluation of spaces by the people that uses it, was proposed as a guideline to a Masters Degree Course in Architectural Design at the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes in Mexico. The theory and the exercises required for the experience needed a mode
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The Erythemal Index is a measure of ultraviolet radiation (UV) at ground level on the Earth. UV exists to the left of the visible spectrum and is divided into three components (UV-A, UV-B and UV-C). UV-B (290-320 wavelengths) is the most dangerous form of UV radiation that can reach ground level. Atmospheric ozone shields life at the surface from most of the harmful components of solar radiation. Chemical processes in the atmosphere can effect the level of protection provided by the ozone in the
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The Normandy beaches were chosen by planners because they lay within range of air cover, and were less heavily defended than the obvious objective of the Pas de Calais, the shortest distance between Great Britain and the Continent. Airborne drops at both ends of the beachheads were to protect the flanks, as well as open up roadways to the interior. Six divisions were to land on the first day; three U.S., two British and one Canadian. Disorganizati
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