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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 23rd 2016 edition
This week: why to be optimistic about podcasts, ranking of America’s university professors and the benefits of believing in divine retribution
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An approach for the interoperation of web-distributed applications with a design model
This paper defines the data and inference requirements for the integration of analysis applications with a product model described by a CAD/CAE application. Application input conditions often require sets of complex data that may be considered views of a product model database. We introduce a method that is compatible with the STEP and PLIB product description standards to define an intermediate model that selects, extracts, and validates views of information from a product model to serve as inp
Author(s): Arnold, J.A., Teicholz, P. and Kunz, J.

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POTY - 2010 Weekly Nominations Shortlist
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1.1.3 Features of diagrams

As there is variety in the types of diagrams we can see and use we need to think more broadly about what diagrams are trying to represent. One distinction which follows on from the discussion above is:

  • Analogue representations: these diagrams look similar to the object or objects they portray. At their simplest they are photographs of real objects and at their most complicated they are colourful, fully labelled drawings of the inner workings o
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High-rise Building Optimization
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Author(s): Agata Pasternak, Krystian Kwieci??ski

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11.027 City to City: Comparing, Researching and Writing about Cities: New Orleans (MIT)
City to City, as a class, will jump into the complexity of planning in New Orleans, a post-disaster city. City-to-City will ask how a post-disaster city grapple with its ideas of identity, what it is, who it represents, and how it projects its sense of self to residences, businesses, tourists, and to the outside world. In considering its people, how do city planners think about who lives where and why? At the same time, how can city planners celebrate a city's history and its culture and how can
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Point of View
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and cartoon animation to help explain an author's point of view?  Key vocabulary words include: first person, second person, third person limited,  and third person omniscient.  Written examples are also provided within the video.  Run time 04:15.
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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Where are the Women in Today's Islamic World? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Elif Shafak | Today all across the Middle East we observe a backlash of patriarchy. Women are being pushed back into the private space, reminded of their roles as mothers and wives. Even the fundamental rights that we thought we had can be lost easily. In truth, not only the Middle East but all over the world, women, especially Muslim women, are increasingly asking the most difficult questions and having the most engaging discussions on identity, religion, faith, freedom and sexuali
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Eggnog Cheesecake: Egg nog Batter
In this step eggnog is pulsed into eggnog cheesecake batter using a food processor to maintain a smooth consistency. Add eggnog to the cheesecake batter.

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1.7.1 Enzymes: nature's catalysts

It will probably come as no surprise to you that chemical reactions, including the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandin, do not occur instantaneously and the rate at which they take place can be very variable. Some reactions are over in a flash, such as the burning of gunpowder, and others take months, such as rust formation on a car. All chemical reactions can be speeded up by increasing the temperature of the reactants. In the laboratory one often ‘cooks’ reaction mixtures
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Rick Lavoie: Social Skills & LD
Rick Lavoie talks about the importance of teaching a child with LD the necessary social skills to build solid friendships. (5:55)
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The Real Mary Magdalene ( 1 of 5 )
This History Channel documentary is sympathetic to the life of Mary Magdalene. Use this documentary to learn -- information contained in the documentary does not have to interfere with one's faith. It is NOT meant to be inflammatory but informative. (WARNING; Educators/Parents: Very brief artist nudity 2 minutes in.)
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Talleres por Internet: Evaluacion de La Experiencia colaborativa del "Internet Studios Constortium"
This paper explores the pedagogical use of Internet in design-studio teaching in architectural education. The findings are based on a three-year experience working in semester long projects in which large numbers of participants (from 35 to 300 students) from Miami, Santiago, Valparaiso, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Maracaibo, Caracas and Guayaquil collaborated using the Internet in various format. The majority of the collaboration has been accomplished by using low-bandwidth Internet communication su
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11.7 Characteristics of inventors

In their classic book The Sources of Invention (1969) John Jewkes, David Sawers and Richard Stillerman observe the following about inventors, whether working outside or inside an organisation.

  • Inventors tend to be absorbed with their own ideas and to feel strongly about their importance and potential.

  • Inventors can be impatient with those who don't share their optimism.

  • Inventors are often isolated because they are
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Development of Computer Systems for Use in Architectural Education
Computers have not been used in education in a way that fosters intellectual development of alternate approaches to design. Sufficient theory exists to use computing devices to support other potentially fruitful approaches to design. A proposal is made for the development of a computer system for architectural education which is built upon a particular model for design, that of rational decision making. Within the framework provided by the model, a series of courseware development projects are p
Author(s): Akin, Omer, Flemming, Ulrich and Woodbury, Robert

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The World of Peter Rabbit And Friends: Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Two Bad Mice
This installment of the televised film series begins with a portrayal of Beatrix Potter (by an actress) at home, writing a story in a letter to a child, and moves into the animated story, The Tale of Two Bad Mice.  (7:19)  
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Pt 1, Teaching Children Blended Consonant Sounds
This video contains great homeschooling or tutoring tips on blended consonant sounds! Teach kids to read in this video series on home schooling and tutoring young children.  The information and steps are shared by an experienced teacher who walks you through the process.
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8.1.1 Achieving a good polish

Here is a list of indicators you can use to judge your polishing techniques. Most guidance notes given to students include these points, but they are not always followed.

Positive indicatorsNegative indicators
It is word-processed or clearly and neatly hand-written.The assignment is written on paper that h
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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning
In this hands-on approach to teaching, students create schoolwork that demonstrates core subject knowledge. This is a three minute video that explains how the method works. There is nothing about possible weaknesses or about assessment. (03:34)
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Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata - Beginning
This cello sonata, by Schubert, is a favorite of Nathaniel Ayers.  Here, the beginning of the work is performed by Miklós Perényi and András Schiff.  The work is entitled  Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821, by Franz Schubert.
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