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6.2 Problems with Resemblance
Part 6.2. Explores Berkeley's and Locke's arguments concerning the resemblance of qualities and objects; that the perceived qualities of objects exist only in the mind or whether secondary qualities are intrinsically part of the object.
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3.2 Continuum or sub-types?

One interpretation of cases like Asperger's astronomer is that they represent the typical life-span development of an autistic person who, because less intellectually disabled, develops more successful living strategies. Some clinical practitioners use the term High Functioning Autism (HFA) to denote this group, implying that autism is a continuum, spanning individuals with different levels of intellectual and social disability and including individuals with ‘borderline‚Ä
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Boudreaux on Monetary Misunderstandings
Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on some of the common misunderstandings people have about prices, money, inflation and deflation. They discuss what is harmful about inflation and deflation, the importance of expectations and the implications for interest rates and financial institutions.
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Lecture 9: Motion Capture
Dr Julian Morris on "Motion Capture". Over the past 25 years "motion capture" has grown from very small beginnings into a global market worth many £10 millions per annum, spanning applications in orthopaedics, sport, film, TV and computer games, and industry. The populist model of start-ups suggests an original stroke of technical and entrepreneurial insight, but this is misleading. The reality is a rather more interesting story of successive engineering responses to customer demand and competi
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John Taylor on the Financial Crisis
John Taylor of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the fundamental causes of the financial crisis of 2008. Taylor argues that the housing bubble of the early 2000s was caused by excessively loose monetary policy, in particular, a sustained period of excessively low interest rates pursued by the Federal Reserve. Other topics covered include rules vs. discretion in monetary policy and the risks of inflation in the coming months. The conversation concludes with a discuss
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Develop networks and relationships
This learning pack contains information, resources and activities to help you to: identify chances to build networks and relationships; communicate the benefits of networking to the team and your organisation; maintain effective workplace relationships.
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The Diplomacy of Technology - Alec Ross (Advisor to US Secretary of State)
Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State and Co-founder of global non-profit One Economy, discusses in detail innovation policy and how it can change national diplomacy. In addition, Ross offers advice to global innovators, stressing quality time management, effective hiring practices, the mutual benefits of mentoring, and assertive risk practices.
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Moore's Law Forever?
In 1965, Gordon Moore observed that the number of transistors on a silicon chip doubled every technology generation (12 months at that time, currently 18-24 months). He predicted that this trend would continue for a while. Forty years later, Moore's Law continues to hold. Since the number of transistors in a circuit is a measure of the circuit's computational power, the doubling of transistor counts compounded over a 40 year period has led to an enormous increase in the performance of electronic
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Vegetative Filter Strips May Deter Pesticide Runoff
The Center for Agriculture at UMass Amherst is studying how to improve methods that deter pesticide runoff and protect water supplies. Learn how researchers are evaluating how various plants, known as vegatative filter strips, can protect public health.
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MacRetina
MacRetina simulates data from retinal ganglion cells in the eye to the brain. By sampling neural activity while stimulating the retina with small spots of light, students can see the dynamic excitatory and inhibitory responses of these neurons in the simulation, and map the organization of the retinal region that drives the cell's receptive field. MacRetina is modeled accurately on published data and is a realistic simulation of a lab experiment that would otherwise be beyond the reach of the
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Discovering the Internet: The History of the Internet
Episode 1 (of a 11-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial reviews the history of the Internet. It has only been around for about 40 years.  In the beginning it was used for the military.  Today it is used by everyone for many different reasons.
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Dia de los Muertos, #8 (enhanced) Masks of Mexico Audio Tour
In Mexico, death is commemorated on Dia de los Muertos, at the start of November. Rather than a somber occasion, it is a time to celebrate life. The masks help you enter in the mood of celebration. Dr. Lydia Otero of the University of Arizona shares her insights.
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A Panorama of Venture Capital and Beyond - Marc Andreessen (Serial Entrpreneur)
Serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen offers the Stanford audience a rare opportunity to pose open questions. Topics addressed include everything from the state of VC and the stock market, to Facebook's market dominance, to the rebirth of consumer electronics. In addition, Andreessen offers ground rules for the start-up, including tips on attracting top talent.
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The Ebb and Flow of Clean Tech and Entrepreneurs - Carlos Perea (Miox)
Twenty percent of the world's population do not have access to clean drinking water, says Miox CEO Carlos Perea. What's an entrepreneur to do? Ideally, find a way to clean and reuse the global water supply that's, "twice as good at half the cost" of conventional chlorine decontamination. In this lecture, Perea demonstrates his company's abilities and explains the benefits and challenges of being an entrepreneur in clean technology.
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Getting to Plan B - Randy Komisar (KPCB)
While Plan A may begin the backbone on which an entrepreneurial idea is hinged, succinct data gathering and constant market evaluation more often lead to profit with the next idea in line. The tech sector breeds innovation, says KPCB partner and frequent speaker Randy Komisar, and to do so it is required to accept the numerous fits and starts of the start-up.
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Sharing a Measure of Success - Rashmi Sinha, Jonathan Boutelle (SlideShare)
Jonathan Boutelle and Rashmi Sinha, founders of the presentation-sharing site SlideShare, describe the entrepreneurial process as a series of pivots. Boutelle explains it's not just a jump, but an evolving growth of stages that leads to an idea that can start a business. From there, Sinha says that focused execution keeps the vision moving forward. By continually measuring the activity, they both believe that entrepreneurs can better recognize the growth stages of their company.
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Biotechnology and Biosecurity
Lecture on Biotechnology; its applications, its implications, risks and the challenges this new technology brings
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Rauch on the Volt, Risk, and Corporate Culture
Jonathan Rauch, of the Brookings Institution and the Atlantic Monthly, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the evolution of the Chevy Volt, GM's planned electric car. Due to the transparency of GM's effort, Rauch was able to spend a great deal of time on site at GM writing a piece for the Atlantic Monthly on GM's plans and hopes. Rauch discusses the huge risks, GM's past failures, and GM's hopes that the Volt might change the company's culture. The conversation closes with a discussion
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Spotlight on Scalability - Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook)
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares her trilogy of ideas for a successful start-up and a fulfilling career. Her thoughts include building an enterprise with scalable vision, building personalized, scalable products, and the ability to scale your own connections and capabilities.
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Building an Organization, Building a Team - Mari Baker (PlayFirst)
After two decades in start-up entrepreneurship, Mari Baker, current CEO of PlayFirst, shares some of her lifelong strategies for long-lasting success. She stresses defining the relentless purpose of the enterprise, honing a focus, and building a conscious company culture, amongst other backbone-building tasks.
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