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CPU basics
What is a "computer processor"?
A computer processor is the brain of the computer. It is the piece of hardware that handles all the calculations that go on inside the computer. When you click on something, that goes to the processor. The computer processor determines what you want to do based on the software that you're running, and makes the calculations, and then you see the result of that on your screen.

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Dispositivos esc?picos para a media??o do olhar
This work will discuss how the contemporary technological devices, that act like mediators of the gaze, can leverage a global voyeurism in an already established scopophilic and surveillance-panopticism culture. This analysis will be done from a perspective within the art and technology, where productions in contemporary visual arts resort to this state of affairs to propose their poetics and to present a critical and reflective reading about a society, facing a reality where privacy and individ
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The Reconstruction of the Past: The Application of New Techniques for Visualization and Research in
This paper focuses on the visualization of historical architecture. The application of new Computer-Aided- Architectural-Design techniques for visualization on micro computers provides a technique for reconstructing and analyzing architectural objects from the past. The pilot project describes a case study in which the historical transformation of a town will be analyzed by using three- dimensional CAD models in combination with bitmap textures. The transformation of the historic town will be vi
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A run time exchange of component information between CAD and object models: A standard interface
Integrated computer aided design could only occur in engineering once CAD systems could represent physical features and components rather than graphical primitives. In most dedicated CAD systems, the knowledge of a complete component exists only for the duration of each drawing command and the data stored in the database is simply a set of graphic primitives. This paper proposes an approach for real time information transfer fr
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Bird Flu Research: Dangerous Information on a Deadly Virus - HSPH Forum
Amid controversy, a cadre of experts met in February at the World Health Organization to debate the publication of experiments that, in an effort to understand mechanisms of its evolution, made a deadly form of bird flu more contagious in mammals. This Forum event, presented in collaboration with Reuters, examined questions raised by the possible publication of the information and the security issues faced by labs legitimately working with this virus. This event was part of the Andelot Series on
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Car Safety Tips in Children
This three minute video shows the importance of using baby seats in cars. It does not tell you how to identify a good one and is weak on showing how they should be belted at different ages. At best, this is a warning video for parents.
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Digital conception(s): Architectural concepts of digital design and making
This paper presents an investigation of probative works of architectural thought and production executed in various forms of digital design and computational media. The applied design research focuses on an examination of the procedure or process constructed to both develop exact, precise digital models and constructed processes that result in design outcomes that cannot be pre-visioned. The changing position of the conceptualisation within the design process continually changes the relationship
Author(s): Ambrose, Michael A.

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Directions in modelling environments
Schema definition is a vital component in the computerised A/E/C projects. existing tools to manage this task are limited both in terms of the scope Of problems they can tackle and their integration with each other. This paper describes a global modellling and development environment for large modelling projects. This environment provides a total solution from initial design of schemas to validation, manipulation arid navigation through final models. A major benefit of the described system is t
Author(s): Amor, R., Augenbroe, G., Hosking, J., Rombouts a

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Advanced techniques of design in support to medical science: Application to implantological treatmen
At the present time the importance of the image of people plays a key role. Therefore many people who leave these standards wish to change their aesthetic face one, in occasions to look for characteristics that respond to the modern beauty, and in others, to try to solve a medical problem. In the work that is exposed here, the use of the present technological tools of design appears, like support to the scientific development that it makes possible an effectively learn more express and to the st
Author(s): Amundarain, I?aki Mart?n; V?ctor Aperribay ; Jes?s

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Beyond Y2k: A Look at Acadia's Present and Future
The sky may not be falling, but it sure is getting closer. Where will you when the last three zeros of our millennial odometer click into place? Computer scientists tell us that Y2K will bring the world?s computer infrastructure to its knees. Maybe, maybe not. But it is interesting that Y2K is an issue at all. Speculating on the future is simultaneously a magnifying glass for examining our technologies and a looking glass for what we become through them. "The future" is nothing new. Orwell's vis
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Shape grammars for analyzing social housing: The case of Jardim S?o Francisco low-income housing dev
This paper presents an analysis of Jardim S?o Francisco, a lowincome housing development in S?o Paulo, Brazil, using shape grammar as an analytical method. It is part of an ongoing research that aims at analyzing the different types of sitting in low-income housing developments and their consequences for public spaces. The fi nal objective is to propose a design method that allows designing better quality urban spaces in this type of development.
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Una rama en la arquitectura de la era digital (A branch in architecture of the digital age)
Genetic information determines the germ of life, the first idea, that encloses all the power of creation. In every "germ" lays the identity, the strength to seek and fulfill expression in form. History, technical and scientific progress require new answers and provide new tools while encouraging investigation. A "Branch", a simple nature element, is reinterpreted into bits of information, reconstructed after being apprehended. This process reveals new elements that could have never been conceive
Author(s): Alvarez, Valeria and Albero, Constanza

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Learn about Christmas Trees
Christmas trees are a beautiful addition to many of our home this time of year. Did you know that the tree was original decorated with large, red apples as a symbol of Adam and Eve? Learn more about the origins of the Christmas tree with this video.  Allen Smith shares more on this symbol of the holiday. (01:39)
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6.3 Authentication of information

When I watch TV news, listen to the radio or buy a newspaper I never think to question whether I really am watching ITV, listening to Radio Five Live or getting the Guardian. In each of these cases it is theoretically possible that they are not who they say they are, but the practicalities of performing the masquerade are so complicated that the possibility can be discarded.

With emails and websites it is a very different matter. Indeed, in recent months I have received several e
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9 Notes to help you complete your assessment

To complete your assessment portfolio include a contents page to show what evidence you have included for each part. An example of a suitable format for the contents page is shown in Figure 1 above.

Click here  to view Figure 1 (PDF, 1 page, 0.1MB)

Although the requirements of Parts A and B are listed separately you should thi
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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
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James Berry: Windrush songs
How does a poet represent two distinctly different cultures in their work? How did James Berry interpret his experience and those of other Jamaican’s that migrated to England in the late 1940’s into his writing? James Berry was born in Jamaica in 1924, but moved to England during the wave of immigration from the West Indies led by the Empire Windrush. From a young age Berry had an interest in language, and showed an aptitude for spoken word and through writing soon realised he could explore
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List of Ordinary Differential Equation Problems
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The Curse of Cash [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Kenneth S Rogoff | The world is drowning in cash—and it’s making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth Rogoff, one of the world’s leading economists, makes a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money. As well as offering a plan for phasing out paper money he addresses the issues the transition will pose, ranging from fears about privacy and price stability to the need to provide subsidized
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