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Phil Wiggins & Friends: Acoustical Blues & Dance from Maryland
A concert by Phil Wiggins and Friends, an all-star blues and dance group including Phil Wiggins (harmonica), Rick Franklin (guitar and vocals) Marcus Moore (violin) and Junious Brickhouse (dance). Speaker Biography: According to the National Council for Traditional Arts, "Phil Wiggins is arguably America's foremost blues harmonica virtuoso. While rooted in the melodic Piedmont or 'Tidewater' blues of the Chesapeake region, his mastery of the instrument now transcends stylistic boundaries. Born
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Sounds of Korea: Traditional Music & Dance from New York
Performance art by Sounds of Korea. Speaker Biography: Sounds of Korea is part of the New-York-based Korean Performing Arts Center (KPAC), consisting of a dance troupe, an instrumental chamber ensemble and a percussion ensemble. Korean performance art includes a wide range of styles and settings, such as classical court music, theatrical masked dance, popular storytelling songs, drama, popular narrative vocal arts, and solo instrumental folk genres, as well as the percussion music and dances o
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Set Models and Boolean Operations for Solids and Assemblies
Application of solid modeling in computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, and robotics often involve aggregates or assembling of disconnected pieces. This article presents an alternative CSG-like formalism based on open sets, in which both assemblies and connected pieces are modeled as points sets. Consequently, the same Boolean operations apply uniformly to connected pieces and assemblies
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Anamorfose na Pra?a: Um Encontro do Real e do Virtual [Anamorphosis in the square: the real meets th
This paper describes the process of creating anamorphic projection using digital tools in order to apply this technique to full color images that can then be printed and applied onto a surface. The experiment was done as an installation in the main square of the city of Pelotas - RS, intended to explore the perception of three-dimensional illusion produced by anamorphosis and verify the reaction of the general public while they experience the unusual view of the historic building in front of the
Author(s): Alcantara Brod, Gustavo; Borda Almeida da Silva, A

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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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Refworks Tutorial -- Module 2
GradProSkills is a new graduate and processional skills training program at Concordia University launched in August 2011. Jared Wiercinski, digital service outreach librarian, gave this Webshop tutorial detailing the features in a recent release of Refworks®. In this second tutorial, Jared explains how to add references in Refworks®.
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Psychology of Early Design in Architecture
Lately there has been a good deal of emphasis on the early stages of the design process, particularly by developers of computer aids and quantitative design models for both evaluation and generation of designs in a variety of domains. Yet, there is little understanding of the early design-process. While the early design process as manifested by human designers need not be the sole basis of the description of this phase, it certainly represents and important kernel of knowledge, especially for th
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Understanding the Rise of China
Speaking at a TED Salon in London, economist Martin Jacques asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise? The author of "When China Rules the World," he examines why the West often puzzles over the growing power of the Chinese economy, and offers three building blocks for understanding what China is and will become. (21:31)
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Fire Water Balloon Experiment
Steve Spangler demonstrates a fun experiment that includes a balloon, water, and lit candle.  Steve explain how water is a great conductor of heat and does a great job of pulling the heat (from the candle) away from the balloon and into the water. Run time 03:06.
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3 Different kinds of thinking

Thinking is something we do all of the time.

Activity 3

Briefly write the story of your day so far reflecting carefully on the amount and types of thinking you have done.

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TALAT Lecture 2104.02: Case Study on Windows
This lecture gives teachers and students grounding in the development of satisfactory and suitable window design in aluminium; it helps them acquire an understanding of the principles underlying good design. Students need to be able to design aluminium windows which conform to local planning regulations and which are suitable for national traditions in each market they are offered in. This involves the acquisition of local climatic data since the products need to withstand the climatic condition
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2.2.4 Reading graphs and charts: extracting information

When you are sure that you know what a chart or graph is all about, start to look for any main trends. Jot down for yourself a few conclusions that you think can be drawn. It often takes a little time before you can interpret the chart or graph properly. It is worth the effort, however, because information held in the form of a graph is highly patterned; and as our memories work by finding patterns in information and storing them, the information in graphs is easier to remember than informati
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Learning to learn: Learning can mean change
This free course, Learning to learn: Learning can mean change, starts to explore what it takes to learn and change. Through the use of activities and introducing academic skills and evaluating websites, it will give you the opportunity to start to think about what change and learning means to you. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Author(s): Creator not set

4.4 Quality, not quantity

4.4.1 Ranking

It is common for a web search to return hundreds, or even millions, of hits; certainly too many to check. But uncannily, the first few hits often contain just what you were looking for. How do search engines manage this seemingly miraculous feat?

The answer lies in techniques used to rank pages so that the 'best' are first. Each search engine uses different tec
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Must-Know Japanese Social Media Phrases #2 - A Visit to the Mall
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Have you ever wanted to combine your love of learning language with your love of using social media? This series allows you to do just that! You’ll learn more Japanese so you can chat to your Japanese friends online about topics like shopping, going out to dinner, and being on vacation. [...]
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4.341 Introduction to Photography and Related Media (MIT)
This course provides practical instruction in the fundamentals of analog and digital SLR and medium/large format camera operation, film exposure and development, black and white darkroom techniques, digital imaging, and studio lighting. This semester we will explore the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences for our theme- and site-specific term project, which provides opportunities to develop technical skills and experimental photographic techniques, and for personal artistic exploratio
Author(s): Rabitaille, Reilly,Shirazi, Sadia,Phillips, Adele,

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1.1 What happens during an earthquake?

The Earth is an active planet, with activity occurring in the oceans, in the atmosphere and in the solid Earth itself. This course looks at a dramatic example of solid Earth activity: earthquakes.

You probably have some idea from newspapers, television or perhaps personal experience, of just how powerful earthquakes can be. In a matter of minutes earthquakes have devastated cities and killed a quarter of a million people. I was in only a medium-sized earthquake in 1978, but even that ha
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Acknowledgements

The content acknowledged below is Proprietary (see terms and conditions) and is used under licence.

Course image: NIH Image Gallery in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is ma
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Ethics in real life
Ethical standards play a key role in the conduct of individuals and societies. This audio album contains three tracks that examine the basics of ethical theory and practice. It features interviews with leading figures in the field of ethics and examines codes of ethics, corporate businesses and copyright infringement. This material is taken from The Open University course A181 Ethics in real life. The
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4.9 The revival of gender essentialism

After falling out of fashion in the wake of feminist influence in the 1970s and 1980s, there are signs that the notion of ‘essential’ gender differences is undergoing a revival. At an academic level, this has been stimulated by work within genetics, evolutionary psychology and neurology (see Baron-Cohen, 2003). At a more popular level, self-help manuals which apparently ‘explain’ the differences between men's and women's behaviours, and offer advice on coping with them, have become hu
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