Folding The Unfoldable - A Method For Constructing Complex-Curved Geometry With Quad Edge Panels
This paper explains a method will be used during a workshop for constructing complex-curved geometry with quad edge panels. In this workshop, we demonstrate that quad-edge mesh data structure can efficiently be used to construct complex large shapes. With hands-on experiments, we will show a vast variety of shapes can be constructed using square, rectangular, parallelogram and extruded-line shaped panels. In addition, using a system we have recently developed to unfold polygonal mesh, we will de
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4.2 Nation and identity

Yet even if photographs are an ‘evidential trace’ of the reality they depict, they are far from perfect in this respect. Because a photograph could always have been made differently it cannot be ‘the whole truth’ about something (Becker, 1985, p. 101). If we think about photographs designed to inform (i.e. rather than art photographs in which questions of truth or reality are really not at issue) it will be obvious that the photographer's choices have determined what sort of ‘eviden
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7.2.5 Virtual communities

A virtual community is a website which sells some product or service. In this respect there is no difference from an e-shop. The feature which distinguishes a virtual community is that the operator of the website provides facilities whereby the customers for a product or a service interact with each other, for example by pointing out ways a product can be improved. Technologies used for this interaction include mailing lists, bulletin boards and FAQ lists. The theory behind virtual communitie
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The Worshipful Company of Cutlers, Cutlers Hall, Warwick Lane, City of London. Main stair with elephant newel post.
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4.1 Exploring the claims about crime

The claims of the common-sense story of crime that we unearthed in Section 3 were, broadly speaking, about the start of the story (how things were then) and the end of the story (how things are now). But most stories have a middle. A middle that gets you from the beginning to the end, that explains how one state of affairs is transformed into another. The former claims are primarily descriptive. The claim in the middle would be explanatory. It would need to address questions lik
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The Economist asks: What does the past tell us about power today?
Anne McElvoy is joined by author Robert Harris to delve into power and intrigue from the Labour party to the Vatican.
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4.2.4 The Law Reports

These are the case reports produced by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales. They have the distinct advantage of containing summaries of counsels’ arguments and, perhaps even more importantly, they are subject to revision by the judges in the case before they are published. Not surprisingly, the Law Reports are seen as the most authoritative of reports and it is usual for them to be cited in court cases in preference to any other report.

The current series o
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Gov. Bryant Comments on CME
Gov. Phil Bryant recently stopped by the Center for Manufacturing Excellence at Ole Miss and talked about how the center helps attract businesses to the state. Video by Mary Stanton.
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Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
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Enterprise in the sports industry
This presentation discusses Drucker's thesis that failure is a "good thing" if the opportunities that arise from such failure allow the development of personal and enterprise skills
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Frequency - Sixty Symbols
You've heard of kilohertz and megahertz, but when things get down to the size of atoms, wave frequency gets to some seriously high values. Video discusses the various types of waves and why there is a difference is what you hear and see.  Video is of good quality and is appropriate for high school students. Run time 07:02.
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What Next for International Climate Action? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Emma Howard Boyd, Professor Dame Judith Rees, Professor Lord Stern, Lord Turner | The panel will explore how climate action needs to develop in the next ten years to successfully deliver the Paris Agreement. Emma Howard Boyd is Chair of the Environment Agency. Judith Rees is Vice Chair of the Grantham Research Institute. Nicholas Stern @lordstern1 is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environmen
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17.547 Government and Politics of China (MIT)
This course analyzes contemporary Chinese politics, both pre-Communist and Communist. It focuses on the process of modernization and political development of Chinese civilization. Graduate students are expected to pursue the subject at greater depth through reading and individual research.
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R&D | Hilary Mason | Salon 13: Bigger Data
Hilary Mason, founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, traces the evolution of Big Data science, and the need to incorporate a culture of Big Data within organizations.
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Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 4/5
Part 4 of 5 about the significance of the Berlin Wall and its destruction during the Cold War years.

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Innovative Japanese S2 #1 - How to Ride a Train in Japan
In this lesson, you’ll learn How to Ride a Train in Japan. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you will find Japanese lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here! Learn innovative Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Whether you’re moving to Japan or just visiting, [...]
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3.1 Introduction

Just how readily available are uranium resources, and do their distribution and cost impose restrictions on nuclear power generation? Compared to a coal-fired power station a nuclear power station requires far less fuel in terms of mass. You have seen that a 1 GW burner reactor requires 5000 t of natural uranium over 30 years, whereas a comparable modern coal-fired power station needs 10 000 t of coal every day. However, uranium does not occur naturally in metallic form, nor in the concentrat
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Talk the talk
This free course introduces the mechanics of effective, persuasive oral presentations, by giving you the opportunity to analyse examples and then create your own. Using resources such as TED Talk videos, you will see how experts deliver professional talks and famous speeches, observe what works, and identify how language connects ideas and keeps a listener engaged. First published on
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