Algorithm For The Automatic Design Of A Shading Device
Given that there is a need to shade a window from the summer sun and also a need to expose it to the winter sun, this article describes an algorithm to design automatically a geometric construct that satisfies both requirements. The construct obtained represents the minimum solution to the simultaneous requirements. The window may be described by an arbitrary convex polygon and it may be oriented in any direction and it may be placed at any chosen latitude. The algorithm consists of two sequenti
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SMU's Community Garden
This video is about SMU's Community Garden, which is a joint project of Perkins School of Theology, and SMU's Facility Services. The garden provides SMU students, faculty, and staff the chance to learn about and tend an organic garden in order to nurture personal and community spiritual growth, and provide locally grown food to Dallas food banks.
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1.8.2 Summary

  • A variety of factors will decide the future of Europe, including the success or otherwise of EMU, the results of expansion, and the evolving global situation.


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The Economist asks: Have we reached the limits of human knowledge?
The pace of scientific advancement can seem relentless, and the ingenuity of scientists inexhaustible. But is there a finite amount of knowledge we can acquire about the universe around us? Mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy joins The Economist to discuss what we can never really know.
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3.9 A few more terms

Just to round off this description of the interior of the digital world, let me introduce and define a few more terms that you will come across again in this course and in any future studies of computers. Specifically, you may have heard the terms bits, bytes and words used in connection with computers. Now that we have taken a look at the binary system that underlies computer arithmetic, you will find there is no mystery in any of these three terms.

The word Bit is
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The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Play it Safe - Going Outside to Play
This video emphasizes the importance of knowing what to wear outside depending on the temperature. It names a variety of clothing to wear depending on weather (jacket, boots, etc.). This is a good teaching resource a thematic unit on weather for young learners. Students will enjoy this cute video. (1:06)
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5.1 Introduction

In this section, I shall explore the features of the contextualising (systems-methods) ball – the C ball. I will make a distinction between systemic and systematic thinking and action and I will argue that the aware systems practitioner has more choices than the practitioner who is not aware.

An aware practitioner is able to contextualise a diverse array of methods at their disposal creating an opportunity for a greater range of advantageous changes in the ‘real world’ situation.
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Inscri??es hipertextuais: a escrita como imagem na cria??o visual contempor?nea [Hypertext inscripti
This paper discusses the creative imagination by the speech?s presence on the contemporary projects of art/design. Nowadays the digital era has shattered limits of the space and the user?s perception in a mix between images and texts, built by numeric language, witnessing possible new ways of writing as image. Considering on the duality between verbal and visual, some post-modern artists/projectors are redeeming the germinal quality of image from the alphabet. They use video and electronic tec
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Physical activity and the built environment
A presentation given by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the Fribourg Obesity Research Conference in Switzerland in 2017
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Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.
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3.8 Perspectives on practice: building relationships

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Listen to the following audio clips, ‘Panel discussion on critical practice’, Part 2: Professional power

In these clips, the panel critically discusses the importance of serv
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1.6 Summary

You may find it useful to go over the main points of the first section again.

  1. We in the West generally recognise two different concepts of musical creation, namely composition and improvisation. Composition is widely characterised as a relatively lengthy process involving the use of notation; improvisation involves the spontaneous generation of music without notation. The distinction can be useful when applied to our own art music tradition.


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2.2 Gender categories

Young children's gender categories are highly stereotyped. This can lead to assured predictions of an individual's preferences based upon knowledge of their gender, and the kinds of activities that they may typically engage in. Children develop such rigid gender categories in their search for certainty about gender. These categories are essentialist, having a simple in-group and out-group distinction that children use for understanding masculinity and femininity, and for defining their own ge
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“I will see that all children are attending school in my lifetime” Kailash Satyarthi
Kailash Satyarthi says he will definitely experience improvements concerning human rights for children during his lifetime. Interview at the Nobel Foundation 12 December 2014. Kailash Satyarthi is awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize together with Malala Yousafzai, "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".
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A interface gr?fica em um software para o encaixe de modelagens no design de vestu?rio [The graphica
This article deals with the issue of pattern fitting and it is divided into two parts. The first part presents a developed software for rectangle fitting (regular items). The second part is intended to evaluate the usability of a garment industry commercial software that performs the pattern fitting for irregular items. From the assessment carried out and based on the initial software presented here, the interface and the features of new software applied to pattern fitting for irregular items wi
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Virtual Reality in Architectural Education: Defining Possibilities
Introduction: virtual reality in architecture Virtual Reality (VR) is an emergent computer technology for full 3D-simulations, which has a natural application in the architectural work, due that activity involves the complete definition of buildings prior to its construction. Although the profession has a long tradition and expertise in the use of 2D-plans for the design of buildings, the increasing complexity of projects and social participation requires better media of representation. However,
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2.3 Ways of understanding ‘difference’

The debate about the nature and causes of ethnic, gender and other ‘differences’ is complex and contentious. Here, for the sake of simplicity, two very broad and contrasting perspectives on the issue are presented. Understanding different theoretical perspectives on an issue is important, since these perspectives impact on and influence policy and practice. In this instance, the way in which ‘difference’ is understood has important consequences for how difference is responded to, whet
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4.2 Diagrams for understanding

Diagrams for understanding are best developed within the creativity phase, though sometimes you can go straight on to using a diagram more suitable to the connectivity phase. Most diagrams for understanding begin at the centre of the sheet of paper and work outwards. Buzan's (1974) spray diagram is built up from an initial idea with its branches; these branches have their own branches and so on until you reach the detail at the end of each twig. This technique is particularly useful fo
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"Collateral Damage: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century" (video)
power poster Lecture by Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Samantha Power's book, A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. She was the founding executive director of th
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7.4.3 When to write the introduction?

At what stage should the introduction to an assignment be written?

Activity 19

A group of students attending a writing workshop were asked to identify the first task in preparing an assignment. Some answered ‘Writi
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