2.7 Music matters
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
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2.6 Turning the handle
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
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2.5 Making multiple copies
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
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2.4 Cutting the groove
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
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2.3 Berliner experiments with plates
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
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2.2 Bell and Tainter improve the phonograph
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
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2.1 Edison starts with cylinders
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
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1 Capturing sound
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
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Pharmaceutical Industry: Origin and Evolution
Tilli Tansey, Professor of History of Modern Medical Sciences, University College London traces the evolution of the modern pharmaceutical industry from the mid nineteenth century to the final decades of the twentieth century. The strong focus on British companies is not exclusive, and a large cast of characters including manufacturers, doctors, scientists and patients are considered. Several themes are explored, including the role of innovation in relation to production technology, marketing an
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Introduction
In this unit you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed. The advent of predictive medicine, based on more detailed DNA profiling of individual genotypes using technologies like gene chips, rather than screening for one gene at a time, may shift the relationship between doctor and patient. People will be seeking advice on how to manage their susceptibilities or genetic risks, rather than looking for treatment for an already existing di
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Gene therapy
Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing, this unit looks at the possibilities for genetic therapies. Two approaches to gene therapy are discussed: correcting genes involved in causing illness; and using genes to treat disorders. Before closing on a discussion of the issues around 'designer babies' somatic gene therapy and germline gene therapy are discussed.
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Information technology: A new era?
Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution? The advances by IBM, Dell and many other manufacturers have resulted in massive changes to our working lives. This unit looks at whether it is possible to predict the future of this industry by comparing it to the development of the automobile industry in the USA.
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Rusnano: Fostering Nanotechnology Innovation in Russia
In both lecture format and conversation with Sloan Senior Lecturer Noubar Afeyan, RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais presents an ambitious plan to create Russia’s Nanotechnology Center—a $10 billion, entrepreneurial ecosystem that incorporates education, research and business incubation. Noting that a plan of this depth also r
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Opening the Mind’s Eye- Learning to See
It’s rare to find research that simultaneously advances basic science and brings good into people’s lives, but Pawan Sinha’s Project Prakash does precisely that. An investigator of human visual processing, Sinha is interested in how these brain mechanisms develop. For his work, Sinha realized the ideal subjects would
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Conclusion

  • We are biologically predisposed to provide for our offspring and may try to ensure that this provision continues after our death. However, our interactions with other members of society are wide-ranging and many people leave legacies to benefit the wider community.

  • All species alter their environment to some extent because they do not live in isolation from one another. The study of the interactions between plants, animals and their environ
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Online Training Materials for Music and ICT (R&DA 2: 07)
This report identifies and describes the differences between the culture of composition and performance of music inside and outside school. The important context of this work was the observation that ICT has transformed musical practices outside educational contexts. However within schools, whilst there have been advances, there are also significant barriers to the same transformation. The report identifies differences between practice in schools and contemporary music in the outside world.
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Future of Chemical Research
Interviews with leaders from academia and industry explore the frontiers of chemical research. Chemistry is changing our lives through medical advances, new resources, and new molecules. Chemists come from a variety of backgrounds and share a curiosity about the world. Chemistry will be essential to the solution to the problems that face our world today, and new technolo
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Revolutions in sound recording
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
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Sand and the City - a floating beach for NYC?
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Why go to the beach, when it can come to you? A NY-based team launch a crowdfunding campaign for a floating beach on a repurposed barge in the Hudson River. Sharon Reich has more. More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics includ
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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Tan Table
Calculate the height of a building, Tan Table
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