Guangming Smart-city: A New Chinese City
By 2010 it is anticipated that half of China’s population will have moved from the countryside to the cities. The Chinese Government has recently presented Dongtan, near Shanghai, as their ecological showcase to the United Nations World Urban Forum, but what will tomorrow’s new Chinese city be? Our key research concern was to design a more sustainable social and economic community and strike a balance between modernization and environmental preservation. The “ecological life-style” is a
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Managing Production Outsourcing Risks in China's Apparel Industry
Prof Richard Wilding discusses his research on managing risks in outsourcing garment production in China
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Post SOPA, What Is the Next Frontier for Internet Copyright Protection?
The Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act, bills aimed at curbing Internet piracy, sparked polarizing debate, including some websites going dark in protest. Both pieces of legislation have been shelved, but the core issues remain unresolved. The overriding question is how to regulate the Internet enough to protect intellectual property, while not violating individual freedoms and curbing innovation. Wharton faculty members clarify the issues and offer ideas about how they can be addres
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Managing care
In the arenas of health and social work, management is a crucial part of ensuring quality of service and care for users and staff, and the development of services and standards into the future. The discussions and interviews in this album focus on the importance of management strategies and techniques and garner the opinions and insights of staff at all levels, as well as those in care. These in-depth and frank audio tracks give a real-life sense of the managerial experience, including starting
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#357: Germ warfare: Young researchers seeking answers to diverse microbe threats

In our annual PhD episode, two young science researchers discuss their investigations of microbes that threaten, respectively, human health and our food supply. We chat with Claire Gorrie about aspects of the drug-resistant bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae, and how it's implicated in serious infections. And Rebecca Vandegeer tells us ho
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Galapagos: Darwin and the Study of Finches
Darwin's study of finches found on the Galapagos islands and this video explains why they were used to help him explain evolution. Each of the various types of finches are shown to have developed certain traits to survive in different locations. A good video to explain evolution. (02:11)
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5.4 The scanning tunnelling microscope

The scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) is a device of such extraordinary sensitivity that it can reveal the distribution of individual atoms on the surface of a sample. It can also be used to manipulate atoms and even to promote chemical reactions between specific atoms. The first STM was developed in 1981 at the IBM Laboratories in Zurich by Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer. Their achievement was recognised by the award of the 1986 Nobel prize for physics.

In an STM the sample
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12.2 Dealing with vCJD

Although the UK's BSE epidemic had been brought under control by 2004, relatively small numbers of cases of BSE continue to arise throughout the world. It would now take extreme carelessness for a BSE outbreak on the scale of that experienced in the UK to occur in another country. The concern now is that any level of BSE in a beef herd might cause some cases of vCJD. By the end of 2004, there had been 148 deaths from definite or probable vCJD in the UK. There have also been a small num
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Georgia Tech Looking for a Cure for ALS
It's been months since we've seen people dumping buckets of frigid water on themselves in the name of ALS research. Since the, a Georgia Tech researcher and her team of undergraduates are searching for a cure for the debilitating neurological disease.
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Logic-based static analysis for the verification of programs with dynamically allocated data ...

Software development has reached a complexity level that cannot be handled without the aid of computer assisted methods. It is therefore of the highest importance to have rigorous methods and automated techniques for software verification, allowing to ensure a high degree of reliability and of confidence in their behaviors.

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Money talks: Is the anger over trade justified?
Soumaya Keynes speaks to leading economist Richard Baldwin about how to mitigate globalisation's destructive effects. Also on the show: South Africa’s debt rating is just one notch above junk. How might the country bounce back? And why golf is no longer cool in Japan. Simon Long hosts
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"The Wood Lot," a poem by Robin Becker, 2010-11 Penn State laureate
Robin Becker, the 2010-11 Penn State laureate and professor of English and women's studies at the University, is sharing several of her poems via video during the 2010-11 academic year, aiming to engage people "in the deep pleasures of poetry -- language crafted and shaped from words, the 'ordinary' material we all use every day," to explore how and why poems move us.
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The House of Affects Project
The House of Affects is an experimental installation to be part of the PerFormaSpace project pursued at the University of Cambridge, UK (DIGIS) and Goldsmiths College London, U.C.L. (Digital Studios), currently partially funded by Arts&Business East 2006, in collaboration with Econavate, UK who will provide their technical expertise in fabrication using recycled materials. This paper presents project-specific information and theoretical discussion on the design process and the computational meth
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Cyber Security Education
How much personal information do you have stored on the internet? Think about how many times you have entered your phone number, address and even your social security number into an online bill payment, application or form.
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The Minimum Wage in the UK and Beyond [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Alan Manning, Nicola Smith | The Centre for Economic Performance has played an important role in the development of the UK’s National Minimum Wage, which was voted the most successful government policy of the last 30 years. But the minimum wage seems to be stuck in something of a rut and there are many ideas for how to rejuvenate it. This lecture will show how evidence can be used to evaluate these proposals. Alan Manning is Professor of Economics and Director of the Co
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1.1.3 Features of diagrams

As there is variety in the types of diagrams we can see and use we need to think more broadly about what diagrams are trying to represent. One distinction which follows on from the discussion above is:

  • Analogue representations: these diagrams look similar to the object or objects they portray. At their simplest they are photographs of real objects and at their most complicated they are colourful, fully labelled drawings of the inner workings o
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The Church of St Giles and the Barbican Estate, City of London, 1962-€“4. John Gay (1909-€“99), cellulose acetate negative. The Church of St Giles in Cripplegate Ward dates from the 16th century, and it is associated with some of the nation'€™s most significant historic figures, including Oliver Cromwell, the author John Bunyan and the poet John Milton. A bombing r
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Farewell to the A380: Why It Became a Drag for Airbus
Wrong calls on market size and shifts in demand patterns, along with an inflexible design, limited the runway for the world’s largest passenger airliner.
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Ubiquitous Training of Visual-Spatial Skills: On the Development of Mobile Applications Using Handhe
This research project seeks to develop m-learning applications that provide training in visual-spatial skills using wireless handheld mobile devices (e.g. PDAs and cellular phones). The paper acknowledges the role of visual-spatial competence as fundamental in science and most creative endeavors, including its critical role in architectural design. It also recognizes that there is a substantial amount of anecdotal evidence suggesting that undergraduate students in architecture have serious limit
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