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Automated Architecture: Why CAD, Parametrics and Fabrication are Really old News
Automation is transforming a significant number of industries today. This paper discusses how the Design and Construction industry is also entering into a new era of automation. In the paper I observe that designers are automating by using parametric tools (BIM, scripting, etc.) while contractors are moving into pre-fabrication and modularization. Both conceptualizations are incomplete. The paper presents how we are in the first steps of creating learning algorithms that develop specific intell
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2.3 Contingent model of accounting change

The totality of the accounting rules in any one country at any one time represents an accumulation of rules that have been brought in over many years (even centuries, in the French case). In remembering that, it becomes clear why the rules are sometimes inconsistent: they have been put together by different people, at different times, and in the face of different circumstances and priorities. It also makes clear why it would be optimistic to expect close comparability between national sets of
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4.4.1 Voltage, current and resistance

Voltage (or, more correctly, electromotive force, emf – but I shall follow common practice and just say voltage) is a measure of the force with which electricity is 'pushed'. Nothing happens, however, unless there is an electric circuit, which is a path from one terminal of a voltage source (the battery, in this case) to the other, along which the electricity can flow (Author(s): The Open University

4.4 Job description

From your analysis of the job you can write a job description which will state what the job holder is responsible for and what they are required to do (see Example 1).

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3.1 Introduction

Generally, when we talk about communication between humans, we mean one person conveying information to another person. Figure 6 shows a basic model, or representation, of a communication system for getting a message from the sender to the recipient. The diagram shows the sender (User
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1.2 Guidance on note taking

When taking notes the first thing you have to consider is what the notes are going to be used for, since notes taken for one purpose may not be suitable for another.

Here are some possibilities:

  • to help you understand the information;

  • to help you remember the information;

  • to help you explain the information to someone else;

  • to highlight the points that will be useful in an assignment;

  • <
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Article :: Animation with Scripting for Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Studio Techniques: Character An
Optimization and efficiency are key elements for a web project that needs to load quickly and play smoothly. Chris Georgenes and Just Putney explain how to animate characters in Adobe Flash Professional CS5.
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Jim Bovard on Our Slavish Devotion to Politics
By: James Bovard, Jeff Deist
Mises Weekends with Jeff Deist

Wall Street Journal and USA Today writer James Bovard joins Jeff Deist to diagnose what'
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the Enlightenment ideas that underpinned Robert Owen's social reform agenda

  • understand how Owen's background and experience at New Lanark fed through into his thinking in the essays in A New View of Society

  • understand the main proposals in the essays

  • understand New Lanark's role as a model for social reform during this period.


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Computer Tour
What are the guts of a computer?  The 7 major components are the motherboard, CPU, RAM, Video card, power supply, hard disk and optical drive.  This short video shows all the parts and explains what each does. (3:25)
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Reflections
Michael Hulse gives his reflections on the Shakespeare's Bones project so far, and discusses the future of the project.
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Rescue begins for 28 miners, China
Rescuers race against the clock to free 28 miners trapped by a flood in a coal mine in Sichuan province.
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2.000 How and Why Machines Work (MIT)
Subject studies how and why machines work, how they are conceived, how they are developed (drawn), and how they are utilized. Students learn from the hands-on experiences of taking things apart mentally and physically, drawing (sketching, 3D CAD) what they envision and observe, taking occasional field trips, and completing an individual term project (concept, creation, and presentation). Emphasis on understanding the physics and history of machines.
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Congruent Lines and Shapes
Lesson on congruent lines and shapes. (11:14)
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Managing Godfathers
If your company is expanding overseas, you’ll need to get to know the local “godfathers”, influential individuals who can help or seriously hinder your advance.
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Strengthening the Prohibition of Torture: The Evolution of the UN Committee against Torture - Conclu
WCL Dean and Professor of Law Claudio Grossman, Chair, UN Committee against Torture Widney Brown, Senior Director, International Law and Policy, Amnesty International
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Festival of Britain OP04526

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Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The New School Pavilion adjoining the Waterloo Bridge Gate. Photographed in 1951.
© Historic England


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Soundpiper Music
Educational Activity Songs for Young Children
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On the Conceptual Feasibility of a CAAD-CAAI Integrated Decision Support System: A Computer Aided En
This document addresses two questions: What are the ultimate means of design support we can offer to the architect, and how can we devise them? We are not the first ones to address these questions, neither the first ones to point our finger in the direction of Decision Support Systems for such purposes. Nevertheless, we may be among those scholars that understanding 'Decision Support" in terms of "Learning Support", are willing to explore the implications that such an understanding assumes for t
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