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3.40J Physical Metallurgy (MIT) 3.40J Physical Metallurgy (MIT)

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Discusses structure-property relationships in metallic alloys selected to illustrate some basic concepts of physical metallurgy and alloy design. Fundamentals of annealing, spinodal decomposition, nucleation, growth, and particle coarsening. Concentrates on structure, structure formation, and structure-properties relationships. Also considers structural features: grain size, interstitial and substitutional solutes, precipitates, second-phase particles, and eutectoids. Examples from advanced structural alloys and low-dimensional alloys for magnetic recording media and integrated circuits. Discusses structure-property relationships in metallic alloys selected to illustrate some basic concepts of physical metallurgy and alloy design. Fundamentals of annealing, spinodal decomposition, nucleation, growth, and particle coarsening. Concentrates on structure, structure formation, and structure-properties relationships. Also considers structural features: grain size, interstitial and substitutional solutes, precipitates, second-phase particles, and eutectoids. Examples from advanced structural alloys and low-dimensional alloys for magnetic recording media and integrated circuits.

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metallic alloys | metallic alloys | physical metallurgy | physical metallurgy | alloy design | alloy design | annealing | annealing | spinodal decomposition | spinodal decomposition | nucleation | nucleation | particle coarsening | particle coarsening | structure | structure | structure formation | structure formation | structure-properties relationships | structure-properties relationships | structural features | structural features | 3.40 | 3.40 | 22.71 | 22.71

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Crony Capitalism in America Crony Capitalism in America

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When private interests need a political favor, they know whom to call. When politicians need money, they also know whom to call. The people involved try to keep most of it concealed behind closed doors.This is the system that prevailed in Russia after the fall of Communism. But increasingly it is America's system as well.Many people regard Wall Street as the epicenter of American capitalism. In reality it is the epicenter of American crony capitalism. Where Wall Street stops and Washington begins is impossible to say. This situation was not caused, as many suppose, by the Crash of 2008. Rather the Crash was caused by the longstanding Wall Street–Washington partnership. But the problem extends far beyond Wall Street to every corner of America.If we are going to do anything about o When private interests need a political favor, they know whom to call. When politicians need money, they also know whom to call. The people involved try to keep most of it concealed behind closed doors.This is the system that prevailed in Russia after the fall of Communism. But increasingly it is America's system as well.Many people regard Wall Street as the epicenter of American capitalism. In reality it is the epicenter of American crony capitalism. Where Wall Street stops and Washington begins is impossible to say. This situation was not caused, as many suppose, by the Crash of 2008. Rather the Crash was caused by the longstanding Wall Street–Washington partnership. But the problem extends far beyond Wall Street to every corner of America.If we are going to do anything about o When private interests need a political favor, they know whom to call. When politicians need money, they also know whom to call. The people involved try to keep most of it concealed behind closed doors. This is the system that prevailed in Russia after the fall of Communism. But increasingly it is America's system as well. When private interests need a political favor, they know whom to call. When politicians need money, they also know whom to call. The people involved try to keep most of it concealed behind closed doors. This is the system that prevailed in Russia after the fall of Communism. But increasingly it is America's system as well.

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Big Government | Corporate Welfare | Political Theory | U.S. Economy | Big Government | Corporate Welfare | Political Theory | U.S. Economy

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Sally of our alleySally in our alley Sally of our alleySally in our alley

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ebook version of Sally of our alleySally in our alley ebook version of Sally of our alleySally in our alley

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kind | kind | ECCO | ECCO | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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TALAT Lecture 1501: Properties, Characteristics and Alloys of Aluminium

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This lecture provides a survey of the aluminium alloys available to the user; it describes their various properties; it gives an insight into the choice of aluminium for a proposed application. In the context of this lecture not every individual alloy and its properties have been treated in detail, but rather divided into alloy types with reference to the most commonly used alloys. For further details on alloy properties the reader is referred to available databanks like ALUSELECT of the European Aluminium Association (EAA) or to the European and national materials standards. Good engineering background in materials, design and manufacturing processes is assumed.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | EAA | Training in Aluminium Application Technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | properties | selection criteria | production | industry | recycled aluminium | secondary aluminium | atomic structure | crystal structure | density | electrical conductivity | resistivity | thermal conductivity | reflectance | non-magnetic | emissivity | corrosion resistance | thermal expansion | melting temperature | latent heat | specific heat | identification | aluminium - copper alloys | aluminium - manganese alloys | aluminium - silicon alloys | aluminium - magnesium alloys | aluminium - magnesium - silicon alloys | aluminium - zinc - magnesium alloys | aluminium - zinc - magnesium - copper alloys | ingot | casting | work hardening | dispersion hardening | solid solution hardening | precipitation hardening | temper designations | non heat-treatable alloys | heat-treatable alloys | applications | mechanical properties | tensile strength | strength/weight ratio | proof stress | elastic properties | elongation | compression | bearing | shear | hardness | ductility | creep | impact strength | elevated temperatures | low temperatures | fracture characteristics | fatigue | corematerials | ukoer

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TALAT Lecture 1501: Properties, Characteristics and Alloys of Aluminium

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This lecture provides a survey of the aluminium alloys available to the user; it describes their various properties; it gives an insight into the choice of aluminium for a proposed application. In the context of this lecture not every individual alloy and its properties have been treated in detail, but rather divided into alloy types with reference to the most commonly used alloys. For further details on alloy properties the reader is referred to available databanks like ALUSELECT of the European Aluminium Association (EAA) or to the European and national materials standards. Good engineering background in materials, design and manufacturing processes is assumed.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | eaa | talat | training in aluminium application technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | properties | selection criteria | production | industry | recycled aluminium | secondary aluminium | atomic structure | crystal structure | density | electrical conductivity | resistivity | thermal conductivity | reflectance | non-magnetic | emissivity | corrosion resistance | thermal expansion | melting temperature | latent heat | specific heat | identification | aluminium - copper alloys | aluminium - manganese alloys | aluminium - silicon alloys | aluminium - magnesium alloys | aluminium - magnesium - silicon alloys | aluminium - zinc - magnesium alloys | aluminium - zinc - magnesium - copper alloys | ingot | casting | work hardening | dispersion hardening | solid solution hardening | precipitation hardening | temper designations | non heat-treatable alloys | heat-treatable alloys | applications | mechanical properties | tensile strength | strength/weight ratio | proof stress | elastic properties | elongation | compression | bearing | shear | hardness | ductility | creep | impact strength | elevated temperatures | low temperatures | fracture characteristics | fatigue | corematerials | ukoer | Engineering | H000

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When States Act Emotionally: Professor Todd Hall Answers Questions on His New Book When States Act Emotionally: Professor Todd Hall Answers Questions on His New Book

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In this interview, Todd Hall comments on some of the key aspects of his most recent publication Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage. How do state representatives use emotional displays strategically and what can they achieve by applying emotion to diplomacy? How do anger, sympathy and guilt feature in international relations? It is with clarity and distinction, that Todd Hall lays out how emotions are used to influence outcomes in international relations, both in theory and in practice. The post When States Act Emotionally: Professor Todd Hall Answers Questions on His New Book appeared first on OxPol. In this interview, Todd Hall comments on some of the key aspects of his most recent publication Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage. How do state representatives use emotional displays strategically and what can they achieve by applying emotion to diplomacy? How do anger, sympathy and guilt feature in international relations? It is with clarity and distinction, that Todd Hall lays out how emotions are used to influence outcomes in international relations, both in theory and in practice. The post When States Act Emotionally: Professor Todd Hall Answers Questions on His New Book appeared first on OxPol.

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Book Reviews | Book Reviews | Diplomacy | Diplomacy

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18.337J Parallel Computing (MIT) 18.337J Parallel Computing (MIT)

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This is an advanced interdisciplinary introduction to applied parallel computing on modern supercomputers. It has a hands-on emphasis on understanding the realities and myths of what is possible on the world's fastest machines. We will make prominent use of the Julia Language, a free, open-source, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing. This is an advanced interdisciplinary introduction to applied parallel computing on modern supercomputers. It has a hands-on emphasis on understanding the realities and myths of what is possible on the world's fastest machines. We will make prominent use of the Julia Language, a free, open-source, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing.

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cloud computing | cloud computing | dense linear algebra | dense linear algebra | sparse linear algebra | sparse linear algebra | N-body problems | N-body problems | multigrid | multigrid | fast-multipole | fast-multipole | wavelets | wavelets | Fourier transforms | Fourier transforms | partitioning | partitioning | mesh generation | mesh generation | applications oriented architecture | applications oriented architecture | parallel programming paradigms | parallel programming paradigms | MPI | MPI | data parallel systems | data parallel systems | Star-P | Star-P | parallel Python | parallel Python | parallel Matlab | parallel Matlab | graphics processors | graphics processors | virtualization | virtualization | caches | caches | vector processors | vector processors | VHLLs | VHLLs | Very High Level Languages | Very High Level Languages | Julia programming language | Julia programming language | distributed parallel execution | distributed parallel execution

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St Gallen, Cathedral, Switzerland St Gallen, Cathedral, Switzerland

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switzerland | switzerland | cathedral | cathedral | painter | painter | stgallen | stgallen | 52 | 52 | kildare | kildare | 1755 | 1755 | romancatholicchurch | romancatholicchurch | 1772 | 1772 | thomasmayne | thomasmayne | lanternslides | lanternslides | 7thcentury | 7thcentury | irishmonks | irishmonks | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | saveyoursoul | saveyoursoul | stiftskirchestgallen | stiftskirchestgallen | abbeyofstgall | abbeyofstgall | thestiftskirche | thestiftskirche | rettedeineseele | rettedeineseele | since1847 | since1847 | locationidentified | locationidentified | johannchristianwentzinger | johannchristianwentzinger | 19april1947 | 19april1947 | thomasholmesmason | thomasholmesmason | thomashmasonsonslimited | thomashmasonsonslimited | stgallusundotmar | stgallusundotmar | dioceseofstgallen | dioceseofstgallen | swissbooksonshowexhibitionofswissbooks | swissbooksonshowexhibitionofswissbooks | drwalterdebourg | drwalterdebourg | connachttribune | connachttribune | 1755to1772 | 1755to1772 | 000gulden | 000gulden | josephwannenmacher | josephwannenmacher

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[Slim Sallee, New York NL (baseball)] (LOC) [Slim Sallee, New York NL (baseball)] (LOC)

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baseball | baseball | giants | giants | libraryofcongress | libraryofcongress | nl | nl | pologrounds | pologrounds | nationalleague | nationalleague | newyorkgiants | newyorkgiants | sallee | sallee | slimsallee | slimsallee | newyorkbaseballgiants | newyorkbaseballgiants

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15.515 Financial Accounting (MIT) 15.515 Financial Accounting (MIT)

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Our goal is to help you develop a framework for understanding financial, managerial, and tax reports. The course goal is divided into five subordinate challenges that can help you organize the way you learn accounting: The record keeping and reporting challenge The computation challenge The judgment challenge The usage challenge The search challenge The course adopts a decision-maker perspective of accounting by emphasizing the relation between accounting data and the underlying economic events generating them. Restricted to first-year Sloan MBA students. Acknowledgements Acknowledgment is hereby given to Professor G. Peter Wilson for his authorship of the following content in this course: The Five Challenges (see Syllabus and Lecture 1) "What Do Intel and Accountants Have in Common? Our goal is to help you develop a framework for understanding financial, managerial, and tax reports. The course goal is divided into five subordinate challenges that can help you organize the way you learn accounting: The record keeping and reporting challenge The computation challenge The judgment challenge The usage challenge The search challenge The course adopts a decision-maker perspective of accounting by emphasizing the relation between accounting data and the underlying economic events generating them. Restricted to first-year Sloan MBA students. Acknowledgements Acknowledgment is hereby given to Professor G. Peter Wilson for his authorship of the following content in this course: The Five Challenges (see Syllabus and Lecture 1) "What Do Intel and Accountants Have in Common?

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acquisitions | acquisitions | finances | finances | financial accounting | financial accounting | balancing the books | balancing the books | accountants | accountants | accrual accounting | accrual accounting | cash basis | cash basis | financial statements | financial statements | bookkeeping | bookkeeping | income statement | income statement | balance sheet | balance sheet | retained earnings | retained earnings | fiscal period | fiscal period | statement of cash flows | statement of cash flows | statement of owners' equity | statement of owners' equity | financial ratios | financial ratios | profits and losses | profits and losses | recognizing revenue | recognizing revenue | doubtful accounts | doubtful accounts | income | income | expenses | expenses | analyzing financial records | analyzing financial records | LIFO | LIFO | FIFO | FIFO | cost of goods sold | cost of goods sold | depreciation | depreciation | taxes | taxes | securities | securities | debt | debt | valuation | valuation | valuing a company | valuing a company

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6.827 Multithreaded Parallelism: Languages and Compilers (MIT) 6.827 Multithreaded Parallelism: Languages and Compilers (MIT)

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The topics covered in this course include: Languages and compilers to exploit multithreaded parallelism Implicit parallel programming using functional languages and their extensions Higher-order functions, non-strictness, and polymorphism Explicit parallel programming and nondeterminism The lambda calculus and its variants Term rewriting and operational semantics Compiling multithreaded code for symmetric multiprocessors and clusters Static analysis and compiler optimizations This course is worth 4 Engineering Design Points. The topics covered in this course include: Languages and compilers to exploit multithreaded parallelism Implicit parallel programming using functional languages and their extensions Higher-order functions, non-strictness, and polymorphism Explicit parallel programming and nondeterminism The lambda calculus and its variants Term rewriting and operational semantics Compiling multithreaded code for symmetric multiprocessors and clusters Static analysis and compiler optimizations This course is worth 4 Engineering Design Points.

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languages | languages | compilers | compilers | multithreaded parallelism | multithreaded parallelism | implicit parallel programming | implicit parallel programming | higher order functions | higher order functions | non-strictness | non-strictness | polymorphism | polymorphism | explicit parallel programming | explicit parallel programming | nondeterminism | nondeterminism | lambda calculus | lambda calculus | term rewriting | term rewriting | symmetric multiprocessors | symmetric multiprocessors | clusters | clusters | static analysis | static analysis | compiler optimizations | compiler optimizations

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Graham Wallas, c1920s

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Professor of Political Science 1914-1923 Extracts from ?Portraits from the Past: Graham Wallas: 1858-1932,? by W.A. Robson from LSE Magazine, May 1971, No41, p.5 ?The son of an Anglican clergyman, he went to Shrewsbury and then to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he read classics. His first post was as a schoolmaster at Highgate School but he left after a few years on a question of religious conformity. He then became an extension lecturer in London University in 1890. He joined the Fabian Society in its early days and wrote one of the original Fabian Essays. As a friend and colleague of the Webbs and Bernard Shaw he played a leading part in the creation and development of LSE from the day of its conception in August 1894, at the farm near Godalming where the four were staying, until the end of his active life. He was a lecturer at the School from 1895 and later became its first Professor of Political Science?Wallas was much greater as teacher than as a writer. As H.G Wells remarked in his Autobiography, ?the London School of Economics will testify how much the personal Graham Wallas outdid the published Graham Wallas?there is scarcely any considerable figure among the younger generation of publicists who does not owe something to his slow, fussy, mannered, penetrating and inspiring counsels.? Of his own debt Wells wrote ?I cannot measure justly the influence of the disinterested life he led on my own. It was I think very considerable.? Many of us who were his students and friends feel a similar debt. No small part of Wallas? influence was due to his lovable personality and the spirit of benevolence and altruism which shone through him at all times.? Excerpt from reminiscences of former staff. 'LSE Material on the history of the School' LSE Archives ref R(S.R)1101, p.119: Florence Mare on Graham Wallas, 'Of all the lecturers I think the most beloved was that great man Graham Wallas. He was a born teacher: his simplicity of illustration, his enthusiasm for his subject, his profound analysis of causes made a deep impression on all who attended his lectures in political science. Essays set by him had to be forthcoming no matter which others got left undone! On the completion of a course of lectures which he gave many years afterwards at B'ham Univ I remember him standing stock still, dumfounded at the thunderous burst of applause that came from the audience. Then he softly murmured 'thank you.' IMAGELIBRARY/272 Persistent URL: archives.lse.ac.uk/dserve.exe?dsqServer=lib-4.lse.ac.uk&a...

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TALAT Lecture 1401: Aluminium Powder Metallurgy

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This lecture outlines the differences between conventionally produced and powder metallurgy aluminium with respect to potential uses; it aims at learning about the various processes to produce and to consolidate alloy powders; it illustrates the extension of the useful property range beyond that of limits of conventionally processed aluminium alloys; it explains the advantages and disadvantages of aluminium produced by powder metallurgy; it shows the potential of aluminium produced by the route of powder metallurgy. Knowledge in metallurgy, materials science, materials engineering is assumed.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | EAA | Training in Aluminium Application Technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | advanced materials | powder fabrication | rapid solidification | caracterisation | powder | precompaction | cold compaction | sintering | hot consolidation | post consolidation | spray forming | P/M 7 XXX alloys | high strength alloys | elevated temperatures | mechanical alloying | high modulus | safety | corematerials | ukoer

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This lecture outlines the differences between conventionally produced and powder metallurgy aluminium with respect to potential uses; it aims at learning about the various processes to produce and to consolidate alloy powders; it illustrates the extension of the useful property range beyond that of limits of conventionally processed aluminium alloys; it explains the advantages and disadvantages of aluminium produced by powder metallurgy; it shows the potential of aluminium produced by the route of powder metallurgy. Knowledge in metallurgy, materials science, materials engineering is assumed.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | eaa | talat | training in aluminium application technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | advanced materials | powder fabrication | rapid solidification | caracterisation | powder | precompaction | cold compaction | sintering | hot consolidation | post consolidation | spray forming | p/m 7 xxx alloys | high strength alloys | elevated temperatures | mechanical alloying | high modulus | safety | corematerials | ukoer | Engineering | H000

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Treball final de carrera .NET Treball final de carrera .NET

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El Treball fi de carrera (TFC) és una assignatura que està pensada per a realitzar un treball de síntesi dels coneixements adquirits en altres assignatures dels estudis d'informàtica i que requereixi posar-los en pràctica conjuntament en un treball concret. Normalment el TFC és un treball eminentment pràctic i vinculat a l'exercici professional de la informàtica encara que en alguns casos pot ser, o incloure, un treball de recerca. El Treball fi de carrera (TFC) és una assignatura que està pensada per a realitzar un treball de síntesi dels coneixements adquirits en altres assignatures dels estudis d'informàtica i que requereixi posar-los en pràctica conjuntament en un treball concret. Normalment el TFC és un treball eminentment pràctic i vinculat a l'exercici professional de la informàtica encara que en alguns casos pot ser, o incloure, un treball de recerca.

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Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics | Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics | Ciència de la Computació i Intel·ligència Artificial | Ciència de la Computació i Intel·ligència Artificial

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7.342 G-Protein Coupled Receptors: Vision and Disease (MIT) 7.342 G-Protein Coupled Receptors: Vision and Disease (MIT)

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How do we communicate with the outside world? How are our senses of vision, smell, taste and pain controlled at the cellular and molecular levels? What causes medical conditions like allergies, hypertension, depression, obesity and various central nervous system disorders? G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) provide a major part of the answer to all of these questions. GPCRs constitute the largest family of cell-surface receptors and in humans are encoded by more than 1,000 genes. GPCRs convert extracellular messages into intracellular responses and are involved in essentially all physiological processes. GPCR dysfunction results in numerous human disorders, and over 50% of all prescription drugs on the market today directly or indirectly target GPCRs. In this course, we will discuss GPCR How do we communicate with the outside world? How are our senses of vision, smell, taste and pain controlled at the cellular and molecular levels? What causes medical conditions like allergies, hypertension, depression, obesity and various central nervous system disorders? G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) provide a major part of the answer to all of these questions. GPCRs constitute the largest family of cell-surface receptors and in humans are encoded by more than 1,000 genes. GPCRs convert extracellular messages into intracellular responses and are involved in essentially all physiological processes. GPCR dysfunction results in numerous human disorders, and over 50% of all prescription drugs on the market today directly or indirectly target GPCRs. In this course, we will discuss GPCR

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allergies | allergies | hypertension | hypertension | depression | depression | obesity | obesity | central nervous system disorders | central nervous system disorders | G-protein coupled receptors | G-protein coupled receptors | GPCR | GPCR | cell-surface receptors | cell-surface receptors | George Wald | George Wald | vision | vision | chromophore | chromophore | transducin | transducin | metarhodopsin II | metarhodopsin II | homodimers | homodimers | heterodimers | heterodimers | retinitis pigmentosa | retinitis pigmentosa | night blindness | night blindness | Dopamine | Dopamine | antihistamines | antihistamines | Claviceps purpurea | Claviceps purpurea | Human chemokine receptor 5 | Human chemokine receptor 5 | CCR5 | CCR5 | HIV-1 | HIV-1 | CCR5-delta32 | CCR5-delta32 | Olfactory receptors | Olfactory receptors | Taste receptors | Taste receptors

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2.993 Designing Paths to Peace (MIT) 2.993 Designing Paths to Peace (MIT)

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Teaches creative design based on the scientific method through the design, engineering, and manufacture of a detailed inlaid tile. This is an introductory lecture/studio course designed to teach students the basic principles of design and expose them to the design process. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to the terminology and concepts that underlie all forms of visual art; which--in many ways--forms the basis for the design of all physical objects. Along with learning mechanical skills, thinking both critically and visually, and working with different media, the students will consider how the arts grow out of and respond to particular cultural contexts and ideas; and how these thinking patterns can be applied to virtually all types of design. Presentations, lectures, de Teaches creative design based on the scientific method through the design, engineering, and manufacture of a detailed inlaid tile. This is an introductory lecture/studio course designed to teach students the basic principles of design and expose them to the design process. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to the terminology and concepts that underlie all forms of visual art; which--in many ways--forms the basis for the design of all physical objects. Along with learning mechanical skills, thinking both critically and visually, and working with different media, the students will consider how the arts grow out of and respond to particular cultural contexts and ideas; and how these thinking patterns can be applied to virtually all types of design. Presentations, lectures, de

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creative design | creative design | scientific method | scientific method | inlaid tile | inlaid tile | design process | design process | digital solid models | digital solid models | abrasive waterjet machining center | abrasive waterjet machining center

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Glass plate negative image of a small weatherboard hall with the word 'welcome' written across the side wall Glass plate negative image of a small weatherboard hall with the word 'welcome' written across the side wall

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school | school | 1920s | 1920s | men | men | vintage | vintage | children | children | 1930s | 1930s | welcome | welcome | schoolhouse | schoolhouse | vintagephotograph | vintagephotograph | vintagefashion | vintagefashion | vintagehats | vintagehats | vintagepictures | vintagepictures | vintagepicture | vintagepicture | williamhall | williamhall | williamhallcollection | williamhallcollection | williamjhallcollection | williamjhallcollection

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3.14 Physical Metallurgy (MIT) 3.14 Physical Metallurgy (MIT)

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The central point of this course is to provide a physical basis that links the structure of metals with their properties. With this understanding in hand, the concepts of alloy design and microstructural engineering are also discussed, linking processing and thermodynamics to the structure and properties of metals. The central point of this course is to provide a physical basis that links the structure of metals with their properties. With this understanding in hand, the concepts of alloy design and microstructural engineering are also discussed, linking processing and thermodynamics to the structure and properties of metals.

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processing | structure | and properties of metals and alloys | processing | structure | and properties of metals and alloys | strength | stiffness | and ductility | strength | stiffness | and ductility | crystallography | defects | microstructure | crystallography | defects | microstructure | phase transformations | phase transformations | microstructural evolution | microstructural evolution | alloy thermodynamics and kinetics | alloy thermodynamics and kinetics | structural engineering alloys | structural engineering alloys | steel | steel | aluminum | aluminum

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21W.015 Writing and Rhetoric: Writing about Sports (MIT) 21W.015 Writing and Rhetoric: Writing about Sports (MIT)

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"Sports, not religion, is the opiate of the people." So says David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker and a former sportswriter. Many of our heroes are sports heroes, and for many of us, sports were an important part of our childhood years. Sports are big business, even on college campuses, and they are the subject of many classic movies. In this introductory writing class we consider the role of sports in our own lives and explore the cultural meanings of sports in America. Sports have produced a large body of excellent descriptive and analytic writing; we'll read writers as diverse as Hank Aaron, John Updike, David Foster Wallace, and Malcolm Gladwell on the joys and conundrums of baseball, boxing, football, tennis, and running. The primary work of the class is improving studen "Sports, not religion, is the opiate of the people." So says David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker and a former sportswriter. Many of our heroes are sports heroes, and for many of us, sports were an important part of our childhood years. Sports are big business, even on college campuses, and they are the subject of many classic movies. In this introductory writing class we consider the role of sports in our own lives and explore the cultural meanings of sports in America. Sports have produced a large body of excellent descriptive and analytic writing; we'll read writers as diverse as Hank Aaron, John Updike, David Foster Wallace, and Malcolm Gladwell on the joys and conundrums of baseball, boxing, football, tennis, and running. The primary work of the class is improving studen

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sport | sport | writing | writing | revision | revision | baseball | baseball | tennis | tennis | voice | voice | audience | audience | essay | essay | gender | gender | race | race | mudville | mudville | NCAA | NCAA | basketball | basketball | drugs | drugs | steroid | steroid | roids | roids | rhetoric | rhetoric | ESPN | ESPN | football | football | opiate | opiate | people | people | friday | friday | oral | oral | boxing | boxing | athlete | athlete

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Go with Dignity – call a snap election! Go with Dignity – call a snap election!

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The Referendum Fallout (so far) Apart from Her Majesty’s Prime Minister and his party-friend (yet Brexit nemesis) both metaphorically falling on their swords, and the leader of Her Most Loyal Opposition encouraged by the Prime Minister to do likewise (“it might be in my party’s interest for him to sit there, it is not in the national interest and I would say: for heaven’s sake man, go!“), the main fallout of the Brexit vote so far for me personally is that it has managed to create yet another division—on top of the geographic and socio-economic divides—by pitting the younger generation ... The Referendum Fallout (so far) Apart from Her Majesty’s Prime Minister and his party-friend (yet Brexit nemesis) both metaphorically falling on their swords, and the leader of Her Most Loyal Opposition encouraged by the Prime Minister to do likewise (“it might be in my party’s interest for him to sit there, it is not in the national interest and I would say: for heaven’s sake man, go!“), the main fallout of the Brexit vote so far for me personally is that it has managed to create yet another division—on top of the geographic and socio-economic divides—by pitting the younger generation ...

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Graham Wallas (right), K.B. Smellie (left), 1925

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Picture given by Anne Bohm Extracts from ?Portraits from the Past: Graham Wallas: 1858-1932,? by W.A. Robson from LSE Magazine, May 1971, No41, p.5 ?The son of an Anglican clergyman, he went to Shrewsbury and then to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he read classics. His first post was as a schoolmaster at Highgate School but he left after a few years on a question of religious conformity. He then became an extension lecturer in London University in 1890. He joined the Fabian Society in its early days and wrote one of the original Fabian Essays. As a friend and colleague of the Webbs and Bernard Shaw he played a leading part in the creation and development of LSE from the day of its conception in August 1894, at the farm near Godalming where the four were staying, until the end of his active life. He was a lecturer at the School from 1895 and later became its first Professor of Political Science?Wallas was much greater as teacher than as a writer. As H.G Wells remarked in his Autobiography, ?the London School of Economics will testify how much the personal Graham Wallas outdid the published Graham Wallas?there is scarcely any considerable figure among the younger generation of publicists who does not owe something to his slow, fussy, mannered, penetrating and inspiring counsels.? Of his own debt Wells wrote ?I cannot measure justly the influence of the disinterested life he led on my own. It was I think very considerable.? Many of us who were his students and friends feel a similar debt. No small part of Wallas? influence was due to his lovable personality and the spirit of benevolence and altruism which shone through him at all times.? Extracts from ?Professor K.B.S. Smellie? by C.M.R. in The LSE Magazine, June 1988, No75, p. 21 ?Professor K.B.S. Smellie, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, died in London on 30 November 1987. Only three days earlier a notice had appeared in The Times expressing his appreciation for the cards and flowers sent to him for his ninetieth birthday, and his regret that, because he was in hospital, he could not celebrate with his friends in the normal champagne manner. For K.B as he was affectionately known, such celebrations, to mark the passing years, had over the last decades become very much part of the currency of life. This was not only because he rejoiced in the birthdays and anniversaries themselves, but because they gave the opportunity for family and friends to come together at his home in Wimbledon, to be generously entertained, drawn into stimulating conversation on whatever intellectual problem was currently in the forefront of his mind, and delighted by the humour, felicity and incisiveness with which he would reply to the toast for the occasion. More often than not the toast would be proposed by a former student of his who subsequently became a colleague, and a friend. For K.B., the three categories were largely indistinguishable; and the resulting loyalties and affections were two-way and lasting. Kingsley Bryce Speakman Smellie was born in London on 22 November 1897, of Scottish parents who were on the stage. He was educated first at a Dame School in Hammersmith?and then at Latymer Upper School. After the First World War he went up to St John?s College, Cambridge, on a scholarship and obtained a First in both parts of the History Tripos. In 1925 he went to Harvard Law School for a year on a Laura Spelman Rockefeller studentship, and acquired the abiding fascination with the institutions of the American democracy which he always retained. That year apart, Smellie?s whole academic career was spent on the staff of the Government Department of the School. He had become a public administration assistant to Graham Wallas, the first Professor of Political Science in 1921; a Lecturer in Public Administration in 1929 and a reader in Political Science in 1939; and was appointed to a personal chair in Political Science in January 1949. This he held until he reached retirement age in 1965, when he became Emeritus. Twelve years later the School, happily, made him an Honorary Fellow. He published nine books between 1928 and 1962?but it was orally, perhaps more than in his writings, that Smellie excelled and exercised a profound influence on generations of students. The style was one of scepticism, paradox, aphorism, of delight in ideas and intellectual provocation, of much knowledge combined with an element of self-depreciation?and of infectious enthusiasm and wit. Few who had the experience of lectures by, or tutorials with, K.B. ? thumbs tucked into his characteristic fawn waistcoat surmounted by an elegant French bow-tie, eyes twinkling and intellectual argument flowing ? will forget those happy experiences or what they learnt and derived from them?In the sphere of public administration, Smellie drew fruitfully on the practical knowledge he gained during the Second World War, when he served first in the BBC?s Propaganda Research Unit (July to December 1940) and then as a temporary administrative civil servant, from December 1940 to April 1942 in the Ministry of Home Security (bomb recording work) and then till January 1945 in the Board of Trade (clothes rationing)?Before and after his temporary service, Smellie was among those who lectured in Cambridge where the School was evacuated. There were two other profound influences in K.B?s life. The first was his marriage in 1931, to Stephanie Narlian, one of his former students. This was a happy and successful partnership in which, in their qualities, their activities and interests they complemented each other superbly?The other influence was notable for what it did not do. K.B. served as a Private in the London Scottish in France in the First World War and, in April 1917, an exploding shell necessitated the amputation of his left leg below the knee and of his right foot. For all the seventy years that followed he had two wooden prostheses. But never once did he allow this to interfere with a full life, which included playing table tennis, driving a car in a manner which became somewhat notorious and a propensity for many years to consider attendance at West End cinemas to see the latest films as an extension of the facilities of the School?? IMAGELIBRARY/269 Persistent URL: archives.lse.ac.uk/dserve.exe?dsqServer=lib-4.lse.ac.uk&a...

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Chapter 7: Ludwig von Mises and the Paradigm for Our Age Chapter 7: Ludwig von Mises and the Paradigm for Our Age

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Unquestionably the most significant and challenging development in the historiography of science in the last decade is the theory of Thomas S. Kuhn. Without defending Kuhn’s questionable subjectivist and relativistic philosophy, his contribution is a brilliant sociological insight into the ways in which scientific theories change and develop.Philosophically, Kuhn tends to deny the existence of objective truth and therefore denies the possibility of genuine scientific progress. Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 2nd ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970).Essentially, Kuhn’s theory is a critical challenge to what might be called the “Whig theory of the history of science.” This “Whig” theory, which until Kuhn was the unchall Unquestionably the most significant and challenging development in the historiography of science in the last decade is the theory of Thomas S. Kuhn. Without defending Kuhn’s questionable subjectivist and relativistic philosophy, his contribution is a brilliant sociological insight into the ways in which scientific theories change and develop.Philosophically, Kuhn tends to deny the existence of objective truth and therefore denies the possibility of genuine scientific progress. Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 2nd ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970).Essentially, Kuhn’s theory is a critical challenge to what might be called the “Whig theory of the history of science.” This “Whig” theory, which until Kuhn was the unchall

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6.896 Theory of Parallel Hardware (SMA 5511) (MIT) 6.896 Theory of Parallel Hardware (SMA 5511) (MIT)

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6.896 covers mathematical foundations of parallel hardware, from computer arithmetic to physical design, focusing on algorithmic underpinnings. Topics covered include: arithmetic circuits, parallel prefix, systolic arrays, retiming, clocking methodologies, boolean logic, sorting networks, interconnection networks, hypercubic networks, P-completeness, VLSI layout theory, reconfigurable wiring, fat-trees, and area-time complexity. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5511 (Theory of Parallel Hardware). 6.896 covers mathematical foundations of parallel hardware, from computer arithmetic to physical design, focusing on algorithmic underpinnings. Topics covered include: arithmetic circuits, parallel prefix, systolic arrays, retiming, clocking methodologies, boolean logic, sorting networks, interconnection networks, hypercubic networks, P-completeness, VLSI layout theory, reconfigurable wiring, fat-trees, and area-time complexity. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5511 (Theory of Parallel Hardware).

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parallel hardware | parallel hardware | computer arithmetic | computer arithmetic | physical design | physical design | algorithms | algorithms | arithmetic circuits | arithmetic circuits | parallel prefix | parallel prefix | systolic arrays | systolic arrays | retiming | retiming | clocking methodologies | clocking methodologies | boolean logic | boolean logic | sorting networks | sorting networks | interconnection networks | interconnection networks | hypercubic networks | hypercubic networks | P-completeness | P-completeness | VLSI layout theory | VLSI layout theory | reconfigurable wiring | reconfigurable wiring | fat-trees | fat-trees | area-time complexity | area-time complexity

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