1.253J Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits (MIT)
Through a combination of lectures, cases, and class discussions this subject examines the economic and political conflict between transportation and the environment. It investigates the role of government regulation, green business and transportation policy as facilitators of economic development and environmental sustainability. It analyzes a variety of international policy problems including government-business relations; the role of interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and the pub
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Lecture 26 - Mercury in the Human Food Chain - Audio
Environmental mercury, methyl-mercury and human toxicity.
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Sustainable Tourism Certification
A lecture on sustainable tourism
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Crew and cast leave Argentina after lethal crash
Production crew and participants of French reality show leave Argentina after deadly helicopter crash that killed 10 people including French sports stars. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews 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 including business, financial, natio
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Integrating Social and Behavioral Theory into Public Health Part II: Mezzo/Micro-Level Theories
Builds upon knowledge of basic public health concepts and theory, showing how they are incorporated into intervention design and evaluation on an individual, group, community, and national scale. Using an ecologic framework and employing a variety of structural, health communication, and health education tools, applies theoretical perspectives from anthropology, geography, sociology, and psychology to health behavior interventions in paradigmatic settings (health services, communities, large
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Sustaining enterprise education
This presentation examines the impact of enterprise education on the career aspiration, decisions and intentions of HE students
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Re-Evaluation and Recommendations for Redesign of the World Trade Center : Final Report
After the collapse of the World Trade Center, Towers 1 and 2, several questions were raised about the fire protection, egress and emergency evacuation systems. Full engineering services were provided to analyze the design of these systems to investigate what improvements can be made to keep the buildings standing longer, which could have saved more lives. Towers 1 and 2 each has a building footprint of an acre, stood 110 stories tall, housed 50,000 employees and an additional 26,000 visitors da
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Ahead of World Cup, Rio boosts police presence following crime surge
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Rio de Janeiro boosts police presence on the streets by 2,000 in the wake of recent violence and pressure to keep peace during approaching World Cup. Nathan Frandino reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews 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 includin
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The Giant Nose-Basher
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates the giant nose-basher in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. Professor demonstrates and explains energy conservation with a bowling ball. Run time 05:49.
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Major Application Areas
WiTricity CTO Morris Kesler discusses major applications for wireless charging technology.
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Human Suffering and Humanitarian Emergencies [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Craig Calhoun | Humanitarian emergencies are not simply brute facts, appealing directly to our emotions or our moral sensibilities. They are one of the important ways in which perceptions of human life, sympathy for suffering, and responses to social upheaval have come to be organized in recent decades. Like nations and business corporations, they are creatures of social imaginaries, but no less materially influential for that. They are shaped by a history of changing ideas
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Professor Germaine Greer - An Insight - Full Interview
Warning: Explicit Content Professor Germaine Greer delivered the 2010 Winifred Mercier public lecture at Leeds Met on Tuesday March 23. Born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University, Professor Greer's first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement. She has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA and makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcast
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Research methodologies for evaluating enterprise education: a tale of a study.
This paper reports on the experience of the researchers in designing and applying a research approach for evaluating a project using a longitudinal design
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Image Resizer for Windows Explorer Shell Extension

Today's Windows Wednesday project is one that's a couple years old, but is a great tool for anyone who does any image/photo resizing (say like someone writing for a Coding4Fun blog ;)

This project by Brice Lambson is a Windows Explorer shell extension that besides what is does also provides a nice example of separating the extension from the primary work. In this case, the extension is C++ and the app itself is C#.

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6.6.2 Hibernation-induction trigger

Researchers have devoted much effort to the search for a possible blood-borne chemical messenger that might communicate a signal within the brain and to other body tissues, causing entry to hibernation. Serum from hibernating animals such as the woodchuck (Marmota monax; Figure 8), when injected into active animals, can induce torpor. Partly purified serum extracts are also able to induce hibernation-like behavioural changes in a variety of mammalian species. Chemical analysis of the s
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6.1 Firing-rate hypothesis

Information about stimulus intensity is encoded in two ways: the firing rates of neurons and the number of active neurons.

Intensity is assumed to be encoded by an increase in discharge rate of action potentials within the auditory system. As the stimulus gets more intense, the basilar membrane vibrates at a greater amplitude causing the membrane potential of activated hair cells to be more depolarised and this causes the nerve fibres that synapse onto the hair cells to fire at a greate
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STS.320 Environmental Conflict and Social Change (MIT)
This graduate-level class explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States. It uses environmental conflict to draw attention to competing understandings and uses of "nature" as well as the local, national and transnational power relationships in which environmental interactions are embedded. In addition to utilizing a range of theoretical perspectives, this subject draws upon a se
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Sander Gilman: Cosmopolitanism and the Jews
The newest buzzword for globalization is cosmopolitanism. As with many such reuses of older concepts, cosmopolitanism has a complex history, specifically in the German-speaking lands. It is this history and its relationship to the history of German Jewry from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust that will be examined — in a global and perhaps even cosmopolitan manner. (This paper was given on 2 October 2013 at the German Historical Institute London.)
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