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Creating a City Administration System (CAS) using Virtual Reality in an Immersive Collaborative Envi
Current problems in administration of a city are found to be decentralized and noninteractive for an effective city management. This usually will result in inconsistencies of decision-making, inefficient services and slow response to a particular action. City administration often spends more money, time and human resource because of these problems. This research demonstrates our research and development of creating a City Administration System (CAS) to solve the problems stated above. The task o
Author(s): Ahmad Rafi, M.E. and Mohd Fazidin, J.

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Contru??o de cen?rios motivacionais sob a perspectiva de tecnologias sociais [Construction of motiva
This paper describes the development of actions, denominated motivational scenarios, which sought to motivate behavior change in favor of the requalification of the urban space in a playful manner; the actions were directed to areas of social housing and the appreciation of architectural heritage. The concept of Social Technology and the recognition of advanced technologies of representation and visualization were characterized in this study as theoretical and technological framework respectivel
Author(s): Almeida da Silva, Adriane Borda; Nirce Saffer Mede

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Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
An enchanting bird believed extinct mysteriously reappears ... maybe. This professionally-made video from PBS is part of the series NOVA ScienceNOW. (06:52)
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REINTERPRETING VIRTUAL HERITAGE
This paper describes the context and proposal for an alternative approach to the common pattern of application of digital tools in the area of cultural heritage, also know as Virtual Heritage (VH). It investigates and addresses arising issues in a digital case study developed to implement a theoretical framework and investigate how and if existing technology can support it.
Author(s): Affleck, Janice; Kvan Thomas

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Developing a new endoscopy laboratory with digital tools.
Tampere School of Architecture had to leave its old down-town building and move to the TU Tampere university campus in Hervanta, 10 km away. In this process, the 20 years old endoscopic system "The Urban Simulator" was one of the victims. Old mechanical parts and especially the original home-built microcomputer system were too old to compete with modern computer-aided methods. A new endoscopical system is now under construction, using all of the 20-year experience, new technical components and c
Author(s): Alavalkama, I. and Siitonen, P.

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Analysis and the descriptive approach
The rise of consciousness concerning the quality of working and living conditions has been a permanent though frequently underplayed theme in architecture and building since the reconstruction period. It has led to an explosive growth of programmatic requirements on building behaviour and performance, thus also stimulating the development of design analysis. The first stage of development was characterized by the evolution of prescriptive systems. These reversed the structure of pre-existing pro
Author(s): Alexander Koutamanis

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Towards Changeability
Many buildings around the world have undergone successive changes over their life cycles. Regardless of the type or size of a building there are usually requirements for change due to several unanticipated forces and emerging uncertainties that act upon them. These changes might be in the building?s spatial, structural or service systems. This can be due to changes in the needs of occupants, the market demand or technological advances. Although buildings undergo change, current design practice d
Author(s): Allahaim, Fahad; Anas Alfaris and David Leifer

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AmbiViewer: A Tool for Creating Architectural Mixed Reality
This paper presents a new mixed reality system for architecture, AmbiViewer. The system employs digital video, onboard modeler and global positioning to merge physical and simulated entities on the screen. The system can be used to model projects on-site, and in view of the project environs. The paper also discusses the use of AmbiViewer in creating cybrids, compositions of virtual and material reality. The paper concludes with a description of a small project undertaken with AmbiViewer and
Author(s): Anders, Peter and Lonsing, Werner

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Ultimate Success Vocabulary: Lesson 5
Increase and improve vocabulary with this clip. 
Vocabulary words are defined.  Each slide shows the word, definition and and an example of the word used in a sentence.  A narrator reads the word, definition, and sentence. 

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Filmic Development of Architectural Animations
This paper proposes a general method to make animated presentations of architectural designs, based on cinematographic techniques. Particularly, it reviews theoretical documenttion about filmmaking as well as several productions that exhibit remarkable locations. The proposed method first comprises of a planning stage, with the narrative and graphic formulation of the presentation. Next is an elaboration or adjustment stage for the digital modelling of the design, and finally, there is an animat
Author(s): Alvarado, Rodrigo Garcia; Castillo, Gino Alvarez;

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Envisioning Cyberspace: The Design of On-Line Communities
The development of the World Wide Web into an active, visual social environment poses unique opportunities for the design professions. Multi-user Domains, social meeting places in cyberspace, are mostly text-based virtual realities which use spatial references to set the stage for social interaction. Over the past year design students at the New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture have investigated several text-based domains. In the course of their work, they envisioned and gra
Author(s): Anders, Peter

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Cybrids: Integrating Cognitive and Physical Space in Architecture
People regularly use non-physical, cognitive spaces to navigate and think. These spaces are important to architects in the design and planning of physical buildings. Cognitive spaces inform design - often underlying principles of architectural composition. They include zones of privacy, territory and the space of memory and visual thought. They let us to map our environment, model or plan projects, even imagine places like Heaven or Hell. Cyberspace is an electronic extension of this cognitive
Author(s): Anders, Peter

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Cash Banned, Freedom Gone

Some politicians want to ban cash, arguing that cash is helping criminals. The first steps in that direction are the withdrawal of big denomination notes and the limits imposed on cash payments.

Proponents of a ban on cash claim that this will help fight criminal transactions — involved in money laundering, terrorism, and tax evasion. These promises of salvation are used to get the general public to agree to a society without cash. But there is no convincing proof for the claim th
Author(s): Thorsten Polleit

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Pollination for Kids | Flower Learning Video
Get ready to learn about pollination in this learning video for kids. See the process of how a flower multiplies and makes other flowers! Pollination is fascinating to learn, not just because we get to talk about flowers but also because we get to learn about pollinators! Pollinators help flowers make more flowers through pollination! You will also learn about pollen (obviously) and plant parts! (08:17)

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Image and Shape: Two Distinct Approaches
This paper is the result of two researches done at the district of Campeche, Florian?polis, by the Grupo PET/ARQ/UFSC/CAPES. Different aspects and conceptual approaches were used to study the spatial attributes of this district located in the Southern part of Santa Catarina Island. The readings and analysis of two researches were based on graphic pistures builded with the use of Corel 7.0 e AutoCadR14. The first research ? "Urban Development in the Island of Santa Catarina: Public Space Study"-
Author(s): Angelo, C.V., Bueno, A.P., Ludvig, C., Reis, A.F.

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15.225 Economy and Business in Modern China and India (MIT)
As markets or production bases, China and India are becoming important and integral players in the global economy. Foreign direct investment (FDI), portfolio investments and outsourcing businesses have increased dramatically in these two economies. Despite the rising importance of these two economies on the world stage, our knowledge and analysis of these two countries in an integrated manner has remained poor. The two are often lumped together by business analysts as "emerging markets," despite
Author(s): Huang, Yasheng

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3.2 Who is the customer?

Customers are people who buy our products and services, and may or may not use them. The key to defining these people as ‘customers’ is that each engages in an exchange relationship that adds value to the organisation providing the product or service. Consumers do not give any value to organisations – there is no exchange relationship. They use products and services, but do not buy them.

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Introduction to macroeconomics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. This module provides an introduction to modern macroeconomic analysis. Macroeconomics is concerned with some of the most pressing and fundamental questions economists can ask, such as: What determines economic growth? Why do economies exhibit expansions ('booms') and contractions ('busts') in output? What drives employment and wages, saving and investment? What causes inflation
Author(s): Gathergood John Dr

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Unveiling of Kyle Field Statues
A new larger-than-life 12th Man statue and four other statues depicting representative members of the Texas A&M student body were formally unveiled outside Kyle Field.
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