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mer | spirit | aviation | nasa | rocket | boeing | capecanaveral | jpl | aerospace | mera | spaceflight | ula | mcdonnelldouglas | rocketlaunch | spaceexploration | jetpropulsionlaboratory | nationalaeronauticsandspaceadministration | marsexplorationrover | deltaii | spiritrover | marsexplorationrovermission | lc17 | deltarocket | launchcomplex17 | deltaiiheavy | unitedlaunchalliance | deltaiirocket | boeingids | slc17 | boeingintegrateddefensesystems | deltaii7925 | lc17a | mcdonnelldouglasdeltaii | boeingdeltaiirocket | boeingdeltaii | spacelaunchcomplex17 | marsexplorationrovera | spacelaunchcomplex17a | slc17a | launchcomplex17a

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Adagia. Selections. Lat.-EnglProverbes or adagiesAdagiesChiliades Adagia. Selections. Lat.-EnglProverbes or adagiesAdagiesChiliades

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ebook version of Adagia. Selections. Lat.-EnglProverbes or adagiesAdagiesChiliades ebook version of Adagia. Selections. Lat.-EnglProverbes or adagiesAdagiesChiliades

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kind | kind | Proverbs | Latin -- 16th century | Proverbs | Latin -- 16th century | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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STS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices (MIT) STS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. We will explore the changing political choices and ethical dilemmas of American scientists from the atomic scientists of World War II to biologists in the present wrestling with the questions raised by cloning and other biotechnologies. As well as asking how we would behave if confronted with the same choices, we will try to understand the choices scientists have made by seeing them in their historical and political contexts. Some of the topics covered include: the original development of nuclear weapons and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the effects of the Cold War on American science; the space shuttle disasters; debates on the use of nuclear power, wind power, and biofuels; abuse of human subjects in psychological and othe Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. We will explore the changing political choices and ethical dilemmas of American scientists from the atomic scientists of World War II to biologists in the present wrestling with the questions raised by cloning and other biotechnologies. As well as asking how we would behave if confronted with the same choices, we will try to understand the choices scientists have made by seeing them in their historical and political contexts. Some of the topics covered include: the original development of nuclear weapons and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the effects of the Cold War on American science; the space shuttle disasters; debates on the use of nuclear power, wind power, and biofuels; abuse of human subjects in psychological and othe

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risk | risk | science | science | society | society | ethics | ethics | politics | politics | technology | technology | history | history | controversy | controversy | atomic | atomic | whistleblowing | whistleblowing | GMO | GMO | genetic engineering | genetic engineering | nuclear | nuclear | space exploration | space exploration | energy | energy | policy | policy | debate | debate | museum | museum | archeology | archeology | war | war | terrorism | terrorism | tradeoff | tradeoff | decision making | decision making | medicine | medicine | health care policy | health care policy | biotechnology | biotechnology | climate change | climate change | global warming | global warming | human subjects | human subjects

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Launch of Mars Explorer Rover-B Launch of Mars Explorer Rover-B

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opportunity | opportunity | marsexplorationrover | marsexplorationrover

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11.965 Reflective Practice: An Approach for Expanding Your Learning Frontiers (MIT) 11.965 Reflective Practice: An Approach for Expanding Your Learning Frontiers (MIT)

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The course is an introduction to the approach of Reflective Practice developed by Donald Schön. It is an approach that enables professionals to understand how they use their knowledge in practical situations and how they can combine practice and learning in a more effective way. Through greater awareness of how they deploy their knowledge in practical situations, professionals can increase their capacities of learning in a more timely way. Understanding how they frame situations and ideas helps professionals to achieve greater flexibility and increase their capacity of conceptual innovation. The objective of the course is to introduce students to the approach and methods of reflective practice by raising their awareness about their own cognitive resources and how they use them in thei The course is an introduction to the approach of Reflective Practice developed by Donald Schön. It is an approach that enables professionals to understand how they use their knowledge in practical situations and how they can combine practice and learning in a more effective way. Through greater awareness of how they deploy their knowledge in practical situations, professionals can increase their capacities of learning in a more timely way. Understanding how they frame situations and ideas helps professionals to achieve greater flexibility and increase their capacity of conceptual innovation. The objective of the course is to introduce students to the approach and methods of reflective practice by raising their awareness about their own cognitive resources and how they use them in thei

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reflective practice | Donald Schon | Chris Argyris | conceptual innovation | knowledge generation | espoused theory | theory in use | reflection | tacit knowledge | explicit knowledge | learning cycles | reframing | conceptual frameworks | critical moments | experimentation | speculation | modeling | dialogue | theories | action | thinking | virtual worlds | mental model | framing | justice | equality | power | assumptions | intractable controversies | reflective practice | Donald Schon | Chris Argyris | conceptual innovation | knowledge generation | espoused theory | theory in use | reflection | tacit knowledge | explicit knowledge | learning cycles | reframing | conceptual frameworks | critical moments | experimentation | speculation | modeling | dialogue | theories | action | thinking | virtual worlds | mental model | framing | justice | equality | power | assumptions | intractable controversies | diagrams | diagrams | reflective practice | reflective practice | Donald Schon | Donald Schon | practice | practice | learning | learning | conceptual innovation | conceptual innovation | cognitive resources | cognitive resources | socialization | socialization | externalization | externalization | combination | combination | internalization | internalization | SECI Cycle of Knowledge | SECI Cycle of Knowledge

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STS.014 Principles and Practice of Science Communication (MIT) STS.014 Principles and Practice of Science Communication (MIT)

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This course helps in developing skills as science communicators through projects and analysis of theoretical principles. Case studies explore the emergence of popular science communication over the past two centuries and consider the relationships among authors, audiences and media. Project topics are identified early in the term and students work with MIT Museum staff. Projects may include physical exhibits, practical demonstrations, or scripts for public programs. This course helps in developing skills as science communicators through projects and analysis of theoretical principles. Case studies explore the emergence of popular science communication over the past two centuries and consider the relationships among authors, audiences and media. Project topics are identified early in the term and students work with MIT Museum staff. Projects may include physical exhibits, practical demonstrations, or scripts for public programs.

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public understanding of science | public understanding of science | science writing | science writing | museum | museum | exhibit | exhibit | debate | debate | journalism | journalism | stem cell | stem cell | recombinant DNA | recombinant DNA | intelligent design | intelligent design | GMA | GMA | genetically modified food | genetically modified food | biotechnology | biotechnology | bioengineering | bioengineering | risk | risk | journal | journal | newspaper | newspaper | radio | radio | fraud | fraud | cloning | cloning | evolution | evolution | controversy | controversy

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18.435J Quantum Computation (MIT) 18.435J Quantum Computation (MIT)

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This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. Topics covered include: physics of information processing, quantum logic, quantum algorithms including Shor's factoring algorithm and Grover's search algorithm, quantum error correction, quantum communication, and cryptography. This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. Topics covered include: physics of information processing, quantum logic, quantum algorithms including Shor's factoring algorithm and Grover's search algorithm, quantum error correction, quantum communication, and cryptography.

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quantum computation | quantum computation | physics of information processing | physics of information processing | quantum logic | quantum logic | quantum algorithms including Shor's factoring algorithm and Grover's search algorithm | quantum algorithms including Shor's factoring algorithm and Grover's search algorithm | quantum error correction | quantum error correction | quantum communication | quantum communication | cryptography | cryptography | 18.345 | 18.345 | 2.111 | 2.111 | ESD.79 | ESD.79

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11.959 Reforming Natural Resources Governance: Failings of Scientific Rationalism and Alternatives for Building Common Ground (MIT) 11.959 Reforming Natural Resources Governance: Failings of Scientific Rationalism and Alternatives for Building Common Ground (MIT)

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For the last century, precepts of scientific management and administrative rationality have concentrated power in the hands of technical specialists, which in recent decades has contributed to widespread disenfranchisement and discontent among stakeholders in natural resources cases. In this seminar we examine the limitations of scientific management as a model both for governance and for gathering and using information, and describe alternative methods for informing and organizing decision-making processes. We feature cases involving large carnivores in the West (mountain lions and grizzly bears), Northeast coastal fisheries, and adaptive management of the Colorado River. There will be nightly readings and a short written assignment. For the last century, precepts of scientific management and administrative rationality have concentrated power in the hands of technical specialists, which in recent decades has contributed to widespread disenfranchisement and discontent among stakeholders in natural resources cases. In this seminar we examine the limitations of scientific management as a model both for governance and for gathering and using information, and describe alternative methods for informing and organizing decision-making processes. We feature cases involving large carnivores in the West (mountain lions and grizzly bears), Northeast coastal fisheries, and adaptive management of the Colorado River. There will be nightly readings and a short written assignment.

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role-play simulation | role-play simulation | policymakers | policymakers | Cape Wind controversy | Cape Wind controversy | wind farms | wind farms | wind farm | wind farm | ecosystems | ecosystems | natural resources management | natural resources management | environmental policy-making | environmental policy-making | science organizations | science organizations | science | science | decision-making | decision-making | science agencies | science agencies | National Environmental Policy Act | National Environmental Policy Act | NEPA | NEPA | scientists | scientists | society | society | collaborative approaches | collaborative approaches | joint fact finding | joint fact finding | environment | environment | policy making | policy making | decision making | decision making | ethics in science | ethics in science | values | values | environmental policy | environmental policy | collaborative learning | collaborative learning | local and indigenous knowledge | local and indigenous knowledge | adaptive management | adaptive management | adaptive governance | adaptive governance | eco-system management | eco-system management | USGS | USGS | United States Geological Survey | United States Geological Survey

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The first ground experimental nuclear rocket engine assembly being installed in Engine Test Stand No. 1 at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Jackass Flats, Nevada The first ground experimental nuclear rocket engine assembly being installed in Engine Test Stand No. 1 at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Jackass Flats, Nevada

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nevada | nevada | rover | rover | losalamos | losalamos | nerva | nerva | atomicenergycommission | atomicenergycommission | coldflow | coldflow | nuclearrocketengine | nuclearrocketengine | xecf | xecf

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Cernan Driving the Rover Cernan Driving the Rover

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rover | rover | moonwalk | moonwalk | lrv | lrv | genecernan | genecernan | apollo17 | apollo17 | eugenecernan | eugenecernan | lunarrovingvehicle | lunarrovingvehicle | tauruslittrow | tauruslittrow | southmassif | southmassif

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Schmitt Next to Big Boulder Schmitt Next to Big Boulder

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rover | rover | moonwalk | moonwalk | lrv | lrv | apollo17 | apollo17 | harrisonschmitt | harrisonschmitt | lunarrovingvehicle | lunarrovingvehicle | jackschmitt | jackschmitt | tauruslittrow | tauruslittrow | northmassif | northmassif

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11.941 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part I (MIT) 11.941 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part I (MIT)

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11.941 and 11.942 make up a one-year seminar. The goal of this seminar is to explore the role of science and scientists in ecosystems and natural resources management focusing on joint fact finding as a new approach to environmental policy-making. Increasingly scientists and science organizations are confronting a conundrum: Why is science often ignored in important societal decisions even as the call for decisions based on sound science escalates? One reason is that decision-making is often driven by a variety of nonscientific, adversarial, and stakeholder dynamics. Thus, even though science helps inform choices, it is only one of many values and interests considered by each stakeholder. In response to this emerging challenge, scientists, and science agencies such as the U.S. Geologi 11.941 and 11.942 make up a one-year seminar. The goal of this seminar is to explore the role of science and scientists in ecosystems and natural resources management focusing on joint fact finding as a new approach to environmental policy-making. Increasingly scientists and science organizations are confronting a conundrum: Why is science often ignored in important societal decisions even as the call for decisions based on sound science escalates? One reason is that decision-making is often driven by a variety of nonscientific, adversarial, and stakeholder dynamics. Thus, even though science helps inform choices, it is only one of many values and interests considered by each stakeholder. In response to this emerging challenge, scientists, and science agencies such as the U.S. Geologi

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ecosystems | ecosystems | natural resources management | natural resources management | environmental policy-making | environmental policy-making | science organizations | science organizations | science | science | decision-making | decision-making | science agencies | science agencies | U.S. Geological Survey | U.S. Geological Survey | environmental conflicts | environmental conflicts | Cape Wind controversy | Cape Wind controversy | disputes | disputes | joint fact finding | joint fact finding | environmental policy | environmental policy

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17.01J Justice (MIT) 17.01J Justice (MIT)

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This course explores three fundamental questions about the ideal of a just society and the place of values of liberty and equality in such a society. Answers to the questions provided by three contemporary theories of justice: Utilitarianism, Libertarianism, and Egalitarian Liberalism will be examined. To assess the strengths and weaknesses of these theories, a discussion of their implications for some topics of ongoing moral-political controversy will also be covered. This course explores three fundamental questions about the ideal of a just society and the place of values of liberty and equality in such a society. Answers to the questions provided by three contemporary theories of justice: Utilitarianism, Libertarianism, and Egalitarian Liberalism will be examined. To assess the strengths and weaknesses of these theories, a discussion of their implications for some topics of ongoing moral-political controversy will also be covered.

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just society | just society | values of liberty | values of liberty | equality | equality | utilitarianism | utilitarianism | libertarianism | libertarianism | egalitarian liberalism | egalitarian liberalism | moral-political controversy | moral-political controversy | sexual morality | sexual morality | financing schools and elections | financing schools and elections | religious liberty | religious liberty | labor markets | labor markets | health care | health care | affirmative action | affirmative action | abortion | abortion | global justice | global justice

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Scott on the Rover

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rover | davescott | lrv | davidscott | apollo15 | hadleyrille | hadleyapennine | lunarrovingvehiclerover

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11.942 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part II (MIT) 11.942 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part II (MIT)

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This course makes up the second half of a year-long seminar on Joint Fact Finding in Science-Intensive Disputes. In 11.941, the first half of the seminar, students analyzed and discussed cases that involved or that should have involved Joint Fact Finding of various kinds. In this portion, students concentrate on gathering information to assist in resolving the Cape Wind project, the dispute concerning the placement of wind farms in waters adjacent to Nantucket. Students will lay the groundwork for a collaborative project that includes Federal and State agencies, academic institutions and non-profits. This course makes up the second half of a year-long seminar on Joint Fact Finding in Science-Intensive Disputes. In 11.941, the first half of the seminar, students analyzed and discussed cases that involved or that should have involved Joint Fact Finding of various kinds. In this portion, students concentrate on gathering information to assist in resolving the Cape Wind project, the dispute concerning the placement of wind farms in waters adjacent to Nantucket. Students will lay the groundwork for a collaborative project that includes Federal and State agencies, academic institutions and non-profits.

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role-play simulation | role-play simulation | policymakers | policymakers | Cape Wind controversy | Cape Wind controversy | wind farms | wind farms | windfarm | windfarm | ecosystems | ecosystems | natural resources management | natural resources management | environmental policy-making | environmental policy-making | science organizations | science organizations | science | science | decision-making | decision-making | science agencies | science agencies | National Environmental Policy Act | National Environmental Policy Act | NEPA | NEPA

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Cernan Jump Salutes Flag Cernan Jump Salutes Flag

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americanflag | americanflag | rover | rover | lm | lm | moonwalk | moonwalk | challenger | challenger | lrv | lrv | lunarmodule | lunarmodule | genecernan | genecernan | apollo17 | apollo17 | eugenecernan | eugenecernan | lunarrovingvehicle | lunarrovingvehicle | tauruslittrow | tauruslittrow

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21A.112 Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork (MIT) 21A.112 Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork (MIT)

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This advanced course in anthropology engages closely with discussions and debates about ethnographic research, ethics, and representation. This advanced course in anthropology engages closely with discussions and debates about ethnographic research, ethics, and representation.

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fieldwork | fieldwork | anthropology | anthropology | ethnography | ethnography | culture | culture | theory | theory | data analysis | data analysis | research design | research design | interviewing | interviewing | method | method | student work | student work | military anthropology | military anthropology | controversies | controversies

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STS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices (MIT) STS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices (MIT)

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This course explores the changing roles, ethical conflicts, and public perceptions of science and scientists in American society from World War II to the present. The class examines specific historical episodes focusing on debates between scientists and the contextual factors influencing their opinions and decisions. Topics include the atomic bomb project, environmental controversies, the Challenger disaster, biomedical research, genetic engineering, use/misuse of human subjects, scientific misconduct, and whistleblowing. This course explores the changing roles, ethical conflicts, and public perceptions of science and scientists in American society from World War II to the present. The class examines specific historical episodes focusing on debates between scientists and the contextual factors influencing their opinions and decisions. Topics include the atomic bomb project, environmental controversies, the Challenger disaster, biomedical research, genetic engineering, use/misuse of human subjects, scientific misconduct, and whistleblowing.

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Science | Science | Technology | Technology | and Society | and Society | risk | risk | science | science | society | society | ethics | ethics | politics | politics | technology | technology | history | history | america | america | controversy | controversy | atomic | atomic | whistleblowing | whistleblowing

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11.020 Poverty, Public Policy and Controversy (MIT) 11.020 Poverty, Public Policy and Controversy (MIT)

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This course covers topics and questions such as: What is poverty? How is it defined and measured in the United States and other countries? What are the different program designs that countries use to relieve poverty? To answer these questions, the course examines the main public policy frames that guide theory, research, policy, and practice. How do the definition and policies to deal with poverty change over time? What are the economic, political, and social forces that contribute to the persistence of poverty and its periodic reframing? Can social science to help to resolve the public policy debates that make poverty and its relief so controversial? This course covers topics and questions such as: What is poverty? How is it defined and measured in the United States and other countries? What are the different program designs that countries use to relieve poverty? To answer these questions, the course examines the main public policy frames that guide theory, research, policy, and practice. How do the definition and policies to deal with poverty change over time? What are the economic, political, and social forces that contribute to the persistence of poverty and its periodic reframing? Can social science to help to resolve the public policy debates that make poverty and its relief so controversial?

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how society should respond to poverty | how society should respond to poverty | race | race | politics of welfare | politics of welfare | out-of-wedlock births | out-of-wedlock births | homelessness | homelessness | crime | crime | drugs | drugs | knowledge about poverty and community | knowledge about poverty and community | empowerment from social science research | empowerment from social science research | public discourse and politics | public discourse and politics | assumptions on which American approaches to poverty are based | assumptions on which American approaches to poverty are based | social controversy | social controversy | 1990s | 1990s | poverty | poverty | welfare | welfare | extra-marital births | extra-marital births | values | values | politics | politics | public policy | public policy | social science research | social science research | public discourse | public discourse

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16.412J Cognitive Robotics (MIT) 16.412J Cognitive Robotics (MIT)

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Cognitive robotics addresses the emerging field of autonomous systems possessing artificial reasoning skills. Successfully-applied algorithms and autonomy models form the basis for study, and provide students an opportunity to design such a system as part of their class project. Theory and application are linked through discussion of real systems such as the Mars Exploration Rover.Technical RequirementsAny text editor can be used to view the .ascii, .binary, .map, and .pddl files found on this course site. Any number of development tools can be used to compile and run the .c and .h files found on this course site. Cognitive robotics addresses the emerging field of autonomous systems possessing artificial reasoning skills. Successfully-applied algorithms and autonomy models form the basis for study, and provide students an opportunity to design such a system as part of their class project. Theory and application are linked through discussion of real systems such as the Mars Exploration Rover.Technical RequirementsAny text editor can be used to view the .ascii, .binary, .map, and .pddl files found on this course site. Any number of development tools can be used to compile and run the .c and .h files found on this course site.

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cognitive robotics | cognitive robotics | robotic systems | robotic systems | intelligence algorithms | intelligence algorithms | robustness algorithms | robustness algorithms | intelligence paradigms | intelligence paradigms | robustness paradigms | robustness paradigms | autonomous robots | autonomous robots | mars explorers | mars explorers | cooperative air vehicles | cooperative air vehicles | embedded devices | embedded devices | real-time deduction | real-time deduction | real-time search | real-time search | temporal planning | temporal planning | decision-theoretic planning | decision-theoretic planning | contingency planning | contingency planning | dynamic execution | dynamic execution | dynamics re-planning | dynamics re-planning | reasoning | reasoning | path planning | path planning | reasoning under uncertainty | reasoning under uncertainty | mapping | mapping | localization | localization | cooperative robotics | cooperative robotics | distributed robotics | distributed robotics | mars exploration rover | mars exploration rover | nursebot | nursebot | museum tourguide | museum tourguide | human-interaction systems | human-interaction systems | navigation | navigation | state-aware robots | state-aware robots | fast planning | fast planning | cooperative planning | cooperative planning | vision-based exploration | vision-based exploration | preplanning | preplanning | 16.412 | 16.412 | 6.834 | 6.834

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17.908 Reading Seminar in Social Science: Intelligence and National Security (MIT) 17.908 Reading Seminar in Social Science: Intelligence and National Security (MIT)

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This course will examine the origins, structure and functions of the U.S. Intelligence Community and its relationship to national security policy. It will look in some detail at the key intelligence agencies and the functions they perform, including collection, analysis, counterintelligence and covert action. It will also look at some of the key intelligence missions, such as strategic warning, counterterrorism, counterproliferation, and counterinsurgency. Finally, it will examine some of the major controversies concerning intelligence, including its successes and failures, relationship to policymakers, congressional oversight, and the need for reform. This course will examine the origins, structure and functions of the U.S. Intelligence Community and its relationship to national security policy. It will look in some detail at the key intelligence agencies and the functions they perform, including collection, analysis, counterintelligence and covert action. It will also look at some of the key intelligence missions, such as strategic warning, counterterrorism, counterproliferation, and counterinsurgency. Finally, it will examine some of the major controversies concerning intelligence, including its successes and failures, relationship to policymakers, congressional oversight, and the need for reform.

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Political science | Political science | natioanl security | natioanl security | origins | origins | structure | structure | functions | functions | U.S. | U.S. | Intelligence | Intelligence | Community | Community | national security policy | national security policy | intelligence agencies | intelligence agencies | collection | collection | analysis | analysis | counterintelligence | counterintelligence | covert action | covert action | strategic warning | strategic warning | counterterrorism | counterterrorism | counterproliferation | counterproliferation | counterinsurgency | counterinsurgency | controversies | controversies | policymakers | policymakers | congressional oversight | congressional oversight | reform | reform

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Irwin Loads-up the Rover Irwin Loads-up the Rover

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rover | rover | falcon | falcon | lm | lm | moonwalk | moonwalk | mesa | mesa | lrv | lrv | lunarmodule | lunarmodule | apollo15 | apollo15 | jimirwin | jimirwin | jamesirwin | jamesirwin | laserrangingretroreflector | laserrangingretroreflector | hadleyapennine | hadleyapennine | modularequipmentstowageassembly | modularequipmentstowageassembly

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17.428 American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method (MIT) 17.428 American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method (MIT)

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This course examines the causes and consequences of American foreign policy since 1898. Course readings cover both substantive and methods topics. Four substantive topics are covered: major theories of American foreign policy; major episodes in the history of American foreign policy and historical/interpretive controversies about them; the evaluation of major past American foreign policies--were their results good or bad? and current policy controversies, including means of evaluating proposed policies. Three methods topics are covered: basic social scientific inference--what are theories? what are good theories? how should theories be framed and tested? historical investigative methodology, including archival research, and, most importantly, case study methodology. Historical episodes This course examines the causes and consequences of American foreign policy since 1898. Course readings cover both substantive and methods topics. Four substantive topics are covered: major theories of American foreign policy; major episodes in the history of American foreign policy and historical/interpretive controversies about them; the evaluation of major past American foreign policies--were their results good or bad? and current policy controversies, including means of evaluating proposed policies. Three methods topics are covered: basic social scientific inference--what are theories? what are good theories? how should theories be framed and tested? historical investigative methodology, including archival research, and, most importantly, case study methodology. Historical episodes

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American foreign policy | American foreign policy | history | history | political theory | political theory | methodology | methodology | research | research | contemporary politics | contemporary politics | controversies | controversies | evaluation | evaluation | social science | social science | archival research | archival research | case study | case study

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The Eastern Rover and the Eastern Ranger

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This photograph shows a view of the cargo ship 'Eastern Rover' ready for launch, taken through the shell plates of her sister ship ?Eastern Ranger?, built by J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland, 28 July 1961 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/706/2/2). This set celebrates the achievements of the famous Sunderland shipbuilding firm Joseph L. Thompson & Sons. The company?s origins date back to 1846 when the firm was known as Robert Thompson & Sons. Robert Thompson senior died in 1860, leaving his second son Joseph Lowes Thompson in control. In 1870 the shipyard completed its last wooden vessel and was then adapted for iron shipbuilding. By 1880 the firm had expanded its operations over much of North Sands and in 1884 completed the construction of Manor Quay, which served as fitting out and repair facilities. For many years in the late nineteenth century the yard was the most productive in Sunderland and in 1894 had the fourth largest output of any shipyard in the world. The Depression affected the firm severely in the early 1930s and no vessels were launched from 1931 to 1934. However, during those years the company developed a hull design giving greater efficiency and economy in service. During the Second World War the prototype developed by Joseph L. Thompson & Sons proved so popular that it was used by the US Government as the basis of over 2,700 Liberty ships built at American shipyards between 1942 and 1945. After the War the North Sands shipyard went on to build many fine cargo ships, oil tankers and bulk carriers. Sadly the shipyard closed in 1979, although it briefly reopened in 1986 to construct the crane barge ITM Challenger. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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industry | heritage | sunderland | shipbuilding | jlthompsonsonsltd | northsandssunderland | cargoship | shiplaunch | shipyardworkers | riverwear | shipyard | easternrover | mveasternrover

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Apollo 16 Astronauts Train for Lunar Landing Mission Apollo 16 Astronauts Train for Lunar Landing Mission

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training | training | kennedyspacecenter | kennedyspacecenter | johnyoung | johnyoung | lunarrover | lunarrover | apollo16 | apollo16 | charlesduke | charlesduke | thomasmattingly | thomasmattingly

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