Tools of Expression: Notation and Interaction for Design Computation
Design considers function, fabrication, and aesthetics collectively. Computation is beginning to affect the competitive dynamics of design. Using algorithms, designers are exploring forms that are essentially ?undrawable,? even with advanced modeling and direct manipulation techniques. Determining the appropriate functional characteristics may require the application of increasingly complex structural- and environmental-performance analysis techniques. To realize physically a design may require
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3.5 Birth control

The fertility decline in Britain was not the direct result of social policy aimed at reducing the birth rate. The deliberate use of birth control was widely condemned as unnatural and immoral by the medical profession, the church and a wide range of conventional opinion, even though doctors and vicars were the first to limit their own families. There was widespread ignorance about the mechanics of human reproduction and how to control it, but for those in the know there were many methods of c
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21A.110 Anthropological Theory (MIT)
This course introduces students to some of the major social theories and debates that inspire and inform anthropological analysis. Over the course of the semester, we will investigate a range of theoretical propositions concerning such topics as agency, structure, subjectivity, history, social change, power, culture, and the politics of representation. Ultimately, all theories can be read as statements about human beings and the worlds they create and inhabit. We will approach each theoretical p
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God Bless Cowboys on Vimeo
This is a digital postcard of a ghost town in Calico, California.  This short video consists of footage of a town that looks like how old western towns looked during the Wild West era.  This would be good to give students a visual of what these small towns looked like. (01:18)
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Letteratura artistica o storia della critica d'arte
La storia della critica d’arte si occupa di tutte le fonti letterarie relative alle arti della visione classificabili in storia dell’arte, critica d’arte, letteratura artistica e intende trovare un senso nell’evoluzione del pensiero sull’arte collegato con le diverse circostanze storiche; la letteratura artistica si configura come un repertorio delle fonti, dei documenti scritti relativi alle opere d’arte figurative, nel quale prevale l’impegno documentario, l’illustrazione dei t
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1.11.2 Talk is dialogical

Discourse researchers have also argued that all talk is dialogical, meaning that when we speak we combine together many different pieces of other conversations and texts and, significantly, other voices. We are often quoting. Sometimes this quoting is marked as when we say ‘he said . . . then she said …’ but often it is indirect and unmarked as people take over the voices of others. We carry into our talk and writing fragments from many different sources which carry some of their
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3.6.3 Quality of resonance

As you will see when you read Section 6 Vibrations and resonance the quality of a resonance, Q, is defined as ωω. Here, ω is the resonant frequency, and Δω is the frequency range over which the amplitude of the oscillation is greater than half the maximum amplitude at resonance.

The MEMS sensors that so far have achieved the best measurement resolution are pressure sensors that rely on the pressure applied to a membrane changing the tension in
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Lower Intermediate S6 #5 - Japanese Calculations and Good Conversation
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! A trip to the gym in Japan isn’t in the cards for you today: you just got your workout by lifting box after box of heavy produce at the Japanese greengrocer. You pause to add up the various weights you’ve lifted, and your calculations come to more than a thousand pounds! [...]
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Former Singaporean PM's health deteriorates further
The health of former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew weakens further as his son and current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visits him in hospital. Julie Noce 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, national, and i
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Using Predictive Models to Improve Healthcare
Machine learning applied to large medical datasets can lead to the development of better risk stratification models for adverse outcomes. Unfortunately, general-purpose analytics developed across unrelated domains hold limited value for the specialized needs of patients, payors, providers, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers. This talk will outline why health care data is different, and discuss some of the techniques we have developed to deal with the challenges posed by these diff
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Block perimeter applet
This applet is designed to help students understand the meaning of perimeter for regular and irregular shapes. Square boxes can be dragged to the applet's screen to form a shape. The area is determined by the number of boxes in the shape. The perimeter is found by counting the number of unattached sides. Students can check their answer by clicking the Show Perimeter button. Directions explaining how to link the boxes are included. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
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King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, screenwriter Tony Saint talks about an upcoming BBC drama based on the MPs expe
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Brazil and South Africa: Could Turmoil Lead to Default?
Emerging markets used to be seen as the new economic "locomotive.” But many of them – including Brazil and South Africa – are feeling the brunt of China’s economic slowdown and are facing other serious problems as well.
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Successful Digital Transformation Starts With the Customer
Customer-centricity made it possible for a telco firm to revolutionise the banking industry in Serbia.
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3.1 What makes a nation, a state or a nation-state?

Why do England, Scotland and Wales take part in the Six Nations rugby championship alongside Italy, Ireland and France? Are they all ‘nations’? What do we mean by calling them ‘nations’? The nation has become one of the most contested concepts of our times. Scholars, politicians and political activists present different definitions of the nation, usually focusing on a variety of cultural, political, psychological, territorial, ethnic and sociological principles. The lack of an agreeme
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Global Warming Under the Dome: Overcoming the Politics of Denial
Global Warming Under the Dome: Overcoming the Politics of Denial
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Cet algorithme est-il efficace ? (Vidéo)

La version itérative de notre algorithme d'alignement optimal de séquences est indéniablement beaucoup plus efficace que sa version récursive, puisque nous avons vu qu'il permettait d'éviter que le coût d'un même nœud soit réévalué plusieurs fois.
Mais qu'en est-il véritablement de l'efficacité de cet algorithme ? Eh bien encore une fois, ...
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Timeline of The Space Race - Wiki Article
The Space Race was an informal competition between the United States and the Soviet Union that lasted roughly from 1957 to 1975. (01:20)
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This week: Bhutan’s surprising success, experiments in automated consumption and why clowning is on the rise in Cuba
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Sue Platt has been a school governor for 21 years, at both primary and secondary phase school
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