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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6 Permeability

It is important to distinguish clearly between porosity and permeability. Porosity is a measure of how much water can be stored in a rock, whereas permeability is a measure of the properties of a rock which determine how easily water and other fluids can flow through it (see Section 4). Permeability depends on the exte
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4.7 Summary

  • The social sciences have generated a range of explanations of criminal behaviour, running on a spectrum from overwhelmingly structural causes to overwhelmingly agency-driven causes.

  • Structural explanations locate the causes of criminality in abnormal or deviant biologies, pathological or problem families and deviant sub-cultures.

  • Agency-driven explanations, like rational choice theory, argue that crimes are an every-day exp
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Science. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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John James Ingalls: Fast Track. . .from Law to Politics
John James Ingalls came to Kansas Territory as a young man. He was raised in Massachusetts and trained as a lawyer. He first settled in Sumner, Atchison County. The letters home to his father in this podcast describe his growing success as a lawyer. He also becomes involved in territorial politics as part of the free state movement. His letters are articulate and humorous. Ingalls became a prominent Kansan, ultimately serving as one of the state's U.S. Senators. The text for this podcast
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Undefined Terms: Point, Line, and Plane
In Geometry, there are three undefined terms: point, line, and plane. This video describes these terms and explains how all other terms in Geometry can be defined from these three undefined terms. (3:24)
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Tasting menu: Highlights from the December 19th 2015 edition
This week: what happened when slaves and free men were shipwrecked together, agony aunts through the ages and a day in the life of a Beijing park
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What you get is what you expect
Pain is a major health care problem worldwide. It affects the well-being of millions of individuals, and its financial burden upon our societies is considerable. Pain is not a simple reflection of the degree of tissue-damage, it is strongly influenced by expectations and beliefs individuals hold about pain and their ability to cope with it. In this lecture, Dr Katja Wiech from the Centre for Pain Research, talks about research into how expectations can influence the outcome of pain treatment.
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1.3.5 Corporate connections

As I mentioned in Section 2, what was happening in the factories of overseas contractors was said to have appeared remote to most, if not all, the chief executive officers of the clothing multinationals in the 1980s. Overseas contractors were selected on the basis of market price, quality and reliability, not on whether forced or child labour happened to be employed to stitch the product together. However, all that changed in the early 1990s when the geographical ties between the big retailer
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Galieo Biography, Part V
This is an animated biography of Galilei Galileo from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 02:48.
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7.2.2 Step coverage (conformality)

Not all layers require precise thickness control. Sometimes all that matters is that the film coats the entire surface, including vertical walls and (most difficult) the corners at the bottom of deep holes.

For example:

  • We may require an insulating layer of oxide between two conductors.

  • A protective titanium nitride barrier layer prevents aluminium from diffusing into silicon, and an underlying titanium adhesion layer ensures that
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First-order differential equations

This unit introduces the topic of differential equations. The subject is developed without assuming that you have come across it before, but it is taken for granted that you have a basic grounding in calculus. In particular, you will need to have a good grasp of the basic rules for differentiation and integration.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course MST209 Mathematical methods and models, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want t
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5.2 The equations of uniformly accelerated motion

Equations 22, 23 and 24 provide a complete description of uniformly accelerated motion. By combining them appropriately, it is possible to solve a wide class of problems concerning the kinematics of uniformly accelerated motion. Nonetheless, those particular equations are not always the best starting point for the most common problems. For example, it is often the case that we want to know the displacement from the initial position after some specified period of constant acceleration, rather
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Acknowledgements

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