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Supreme Court Has Deep Docket in Its New Term. Sugar Industry Highlights Conflicts Over Trade Pacts and Land. Santiago Calatrava Collects Critics as Well as Fans. Wall St. Exploits Ethanol Credits, and Prices Spike. Lapis lazuli. Orient Line SS Oronsay. The Physiology of Body Weight Regulation: Are We Too Efficient for Our Own Good? Abstract In Brief Understanding the physiology behind the regulation of body weight can help clinicians treat and educate obese patients.

The Physiology of Body Weight Regulation: Are We Too Efficient for Our Own Good?

This article reviews the current knowledge of body weight regulation and the metabolic changes that occur in the body in response to weight loss. The physiological basis for the difficult nature of weight loss, and especially maintenance of lost weight, is discussed. A constellation of clinical studies has established the close link between obesity and type 2 diabetes.1–3 This correlation, however, is not perfect; many diabetic patients are not obese, and many obese individuals are perfectly responsive to insulin. The purpose of this article is to describe the physiological basis of body weight maintenance and the metabolic changes that occur in the body in response to weight loss. Evolution and an Organism's Ability to Maintain Body Weight Body weight is determined by energy intake on one hand and energy expenditure on the other.

Operation Drumbeat: German Nazi U-boats Off the American Coast, 1942. Drumbeat, at least in theory, had been planned as far back as 1897.

Operation Drumbeat: German Nazi U-boats Off the American Coast, 1942

Germany had always been fascinated with attacking America, a land insulated and buffered by two oceans. There was a desire to “break” this immunity. Thus, in 1897, when Hitler was a mere boy of eight years, the German military planners first proposed a mostly naval operation against the East Coast of the U.S. Planning continued and by 1898, a more detailed vision had been constructed that focused on a naval bombardment and landing troops on Long Island along the Chesapeke Bay.

Captain Adolf Golzen, a German military attaché in Washington D.C., had seen such plans and was so taken by the discussions or writings in 1899, wrote his own detailed and serious plan. Personal Development Plan – Examples, A Template and Guide. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

Personal Development Plan – Examples, A Template and Guide

The Origin of Quantum Mechanics (feat. Neil Turok) Richard Dawkins demonstrates laryngeal nerve of the giraffe. Optimizing Your Wife. 18 Great Reads That Changed My Life. Game Theory .net university course notes. Ann Druyan on Carl Sagan. How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History. It was January 2010, and investigators with the International Atomic Energy Agency had just completed an inspection at the uranium enrichment plant outside Natanz in central Iran, when they realized that something was off within the cascade rooms where thousands of centrifuges were enriching uranium.

How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History

Natanz technicians in white lab coats, gloves and blue booties were scurrying in and out of the “clean” cascade rooms, hauling out unwieldy centrifuges one by one, each sheathed in shiny silver cylindrical casings. Principle of Systems Biology illustrated using the Virtual Heart. 100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists. Posted on Thursday June 18, 2009 by Staff Writers By Sarah Russel Unless you’re enrolled at one of the best online colleges or are an elite member of the science and engineering inner circle, you’re probably left out of most of the exciting research explored by the world’s greatest scientists.

100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists

But thanks to the Internet and the generosity of many universities and online colleges, you’ve now got access to the cutting edge theories and projects that are changing the world in this list below. If you’re looking for even more amazing lectures, check out our updated list for 2012 with more talks from great minds. General. THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. Six Things Education Can Learn From Neuroscience. Neuroscience studies a very complex system: the brain. Much has been learned through formal research of the brain, especially due to the advent of brain imaging technologies which afford increased breadth of research using human subjects.

Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species? DNA Animations. Animation.

DNA Animations

Animated Engines - Home. From Sand to Processor or How a CPU is made - Intel. It is hard to believe that a modern processor (CPU) is the most complex product in the world.

From Sand to Processor or How a CPU is made - Intel

What is so complex in this piece of metal? In this article I will try to explain how a modern processer (CPU) is made from the sand. Processor Manufacturing It takes about $ 5 billion dollars to build a processor manufacturing factory. » 12 Essential Rules to Live More Like a Zen Monk. “We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.” - Thich Nhat Hanh By Leo Babauta I’m not a Zen monk, nor will I ever become one.

» 12 Essential Rules to Live More Like a Zen Monk

“What Is The Core?” Core Ab Muscles. Core abdominal muscles are often referred to a variety of exercises.

“What Is The Core?” Core Ab Muscles

“Keep your core pulled in!” , “Engage your core!” , and “Tighten up your core!” , are all common commands in fitness and workout classes. Unusual Words. Unusual Words A by no means exhaustive list of rare, obscure, strange and sometimes funny words and their meanings that only seem to crop up in crosswords and dictionaries.

Words that are used so seldom, you wonder who invented them and why. Geneva drive. Animation showing a six-position external Geneva drive in operation The Geneva drive or Maltese cross is a gear mechanism that translates a continuous rotation into an intermittent rotary motion.

Geneva drive

The rotating drive wheel has a pin that reaches into a slot of the driven wheel advancing it by one step. The drive wheel also has a raised circular blocking disc that locks the driven wheel in position between steps. Background[edit] Dan Dennett: Ants, terrorism, and the awesome power of memes. Build Your First Robot Step-By-Step Plans. Get the SoftwareBefore you can use the Arduino you must download its programming software from here: The software includes the USB driver your computer needs to communicate with the Arduino. Install this driver before you plug in the Arduino board for the first time. Try It OutYou're ready to give your robot a test run! Clever Algorithms: Nature-Inspired Programming Recipes.

Meet the man who quit money. In the first year of the 21st century, a man standing by a highway in the middle of America pulled from his pocket his life savings – $30 – laid it inside a phone booth, and walked away. He was 39 years old, came from a good family, and had been to college. He was not mentally ill, nor an addict. His decision appears to have been an act of free will by a competent adult. Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story. Automatic Mechanical Self Replication (part 2) What is Vitrification? How to Commit to a Goal. Psychological experiments demonstrate the power of a simple technique for committing to goals. Japanese Dragon Painter Video. AI : Neural Network for beginners (Part 1 of 3) Introduction.

World of Microcontrollers - Chapter 1 - Book: PIC Microcontrollers - Programming in BASIC. Extreme Sunbeam on Devour. Academic Video Lectures. Railroad Spike Oyster Knives. America’s Dirty War Against Manufacturing (Part 2): Carl Pope. So who really lost Detroit? Why did the U.S. auto industry’s domestic market share decline from 71.1 percent in 1998 to 44.8 percent in 2009? Why does the U.S. now produce fewer cars than China? And what does this story tell us about the overall causes of decline in American manufacturing? The conventional wisdom is that wages and union contracts simply made American cars too expensive. During the auto-industry collapse of 2008, the news media bombarded the public with data about how much higher labor costs are in Detroit factories compared with those in non-unionized Southern states.

Astronomy 161 - Introduction to Solar System Astronomy by Richard Pogge. [1201.3798] No need for conspiracy: Self-organized cartel formation in a modified trust game. Quote by Charles Darwin: "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its s..." 2011-04-24. View Larger Map I'm starting to get things organized for the N.O.R.R.A. Mexican 1000,which starts May 4th in Mexicali,Baja California.The Mexican 1000 was started in the 60's by Ed Pearlman who also co-founded the National Off-Road Racing Association(N.O.R.R.A.) and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame.In 1967 Don Francisco joined Ed Pearlman and a group of other Cali based off-road enthusiasts in founding N.O.R.R.A. Neurobiology of Memory: How Do We Acquire, Consolidate and Recall Memory. 20.010J Introduction to Bioengineering (BE.010J), Spring 2006. 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002.

Electricity & Magnetism - Download free content from MIT. An Intuitive Explanation of Quantum Mechanics. This is one of several shortened indices into the Quantum Physics Sequence. It is intended for students who are having trouble grasping the meaning of quantum math; or for people who want to learn the simple math of everything and are getting around to quantum mechanics. There's a widespread belief that quantum mechanics is supposed to be confusing. This is not a good frame of mind for either a teacher or a student. Complicated math can be difficult but it is never, ever allowed to be confusing. The Phrontistery: Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources.

Approaching Zazen (seated meditation) Learn a New Skill This Weekend. E-Books Directory - Categorized Books, Short Reviews, Free Downloads. Electrical Engineering. Circuit Theory - Wikibooks , 2013This is an introductory text about electric circuits. It covers the basics of electric circuit theory, circuit analysis, and touches on circuit design. It is a companion reference for a 1st year of an Electrical Engineering undergraduate curriculum.(7482 views) United States Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series by Robert A Gray , 1998This series provides beginners with fundamental electrical and electronic concepts through self-study.

Physics 20b: Introduction to Cosmology - Spring 2010 - Download free content from UC Irvine. How Transistors Work" If cells are the building blocks of life, transistors are the building blocks of the digital revolution.  Mapping the human brain connectivity. Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat. Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?

Quantum Levitation Is Real And It's Spectacular! Video. International Networks Archive \\ Remapping Our World. The following six maps deal with an array of major current world issues, from the serious to the seriously frivolous. IntegralCALC. Cybernetics - A Definition. Rotor.