6.2 Mimicking and mastering nature: manipulating the digital world
How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This unit explores the way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world.
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Cost Measurement and Minimization - Microeconomic Analysis
Microeconomic Analysis - Spring 2006. Resource allocation and price determination. By the end of the semester, students should know the basic theory, models, and results of the topics covered. They should be able to use this knowledge to answer questions and analyze real-world situations. They should also be able to identify which theory or model is appropriate to analyze a particular question and explain why their answers are correct in intuitive, as well as mathematical, terms.
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Closeup of Solar Tadpoles with time tags
Here is a close-up view of dark tentacles or tadpoles moving towards the solar surface in this solar flare of April 21, 2002 seen by TRACE. One theory proposed in this press release is that they are due to voids created by magnetic reconnection in the flare. This version of the visualization displays the instrument clock time tags.
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Estimating Time from Rate
Harry estimates how long it will take him to get to the front of a long ticket line in this Cyberchase video segment.
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I Can Count to 100
This 2:40 musical uses graphics and a song to help them know the numbers up to 100.
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The Impact of the End of the Cold War on Europe
This 3:48 long video is about the impact of the end of the Cold War on Europe.   The way that President Bill Clinton took advantage of the end of the war to try to integrate and communist part of Europe with the rest of it and how NATO was used. President George H. Bush was mentioned in regard to the war with Iraq and how it related to the way the Cold War brought nations to democracy.
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Finding Tangent Ratios
This two minute videos is about using tangent ratios, which is opposite over adjacent. You use this equation to find side lengths. Right triangles have ratios that are used to represent their base angles. Tangent ratios, along with cosine and sine ratios, are ratios of two different sides of a right triangle. Tangent ratios are the ratio of the side opposite to the side adjacent the angle they represent. In order to find the measure of the angle itself, one must understand inverse trig
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The Senses:  Smelling - by StudyJams
The nose is your body's instrument for smelling.  Tiny pieces of matter are sucked into the nose and identified as smells.  Nerve cells tell your brain what you are smelling.  Learn more about your sense of smell with this slide show from StudyJams.  Vibrant images are set to music while information is written below each photo.  A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link. 
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The Senses: Touching - by StudyJams
Nerve cells throughout your body respond to external stimuli by sending nerve impulses to your brain.  Your skin's nerve cells respond to the things you touch, allowing you to feel them.  Learn more about your sense of touch with this slide show from StudyJams.  Vibrant images are set to music and information is written under each photo.  A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link. 
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How To Steam Vegetables
This video lists supplies needed and gives step-by-step directions/tips for steaming delicious vegetables. ( 1:26)
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Abigail Adams
This five minute video does not have narration and replies on images and graphics to tell the story of this powerful wife of John Adams. There is little context given for the letters and nothing about the impact of them at the time they were written. At best, just an overview of Mrs. Adams and what she was trying to do and to provide interest for others to follow her trail. Slow loading. Music may be muted without losing any of the message.
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Professor David Bankier: Dialectics of Holocaust Uniqueness and its Negation
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Andrei Călăraşu was born in 1922 in Botosani, Romania as Bernard Grupper, son of Zalman and Eti. He grew up in Jassy, where his mother passed away. On 29 June 1941, with the German invasion of Russia, Bernard, his father and his brother, Paul, were taken to the local police courtyard. At midnight, they were marched to the train station where German and Romanian soldiers pulled gold teeth from their mouths, and cut off fingers bearing gold rings. The three men were placed into a closed carri
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Attitude is everything: The case for Turkey
Turkish membership could make the EU a world leader, contends Yilmaz Argüden, chairman of Istanbul-based ARGE Consulting.
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Kidney Filtering
In this activity, students filter different substances through a plastic window screen, different sized hardware cloth and poultry netting. Their model shows how the thickness of a filter in the kidney is imperative in deciding what will be filtered out and what will stay within the blood stream.
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4.3.1 Start writing
Do you get stressed at the thought of an examination? Does the idea of revision fill you with dread? This unit will provide a host of tips to help you improve your revision and examination techniques and enable you to manage your time effectively by creating a timetable for your revision.
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Learn with Pictures and Video S4 #20 - Don’t Shop in Japanese Without These Words
You’re at the Mall of Japan, and you can’t get over how huge it is! It’s so big that you get a little overwhelmed and forget the Japanese words for what you came to buy. You look in a few stores and speak Japanese with a few people, and quickly you regain the confidence you [...]
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3.1.1 Treatment or management?

In the preceding paragraph you will notice that we talked generally about the treatment of conditions, but referred to ‘managing’ dyslexia. Why did we do this? It relates to the following important general issues:

Is treatment (i.e. intervention) warranted? We mentioned this issue when we were discussing sociocultural or personal distress based definitions of abnormality. Intervention is not always
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2.3.4 Lateralisation

It has long been suspected that unusual patterns of cerebral lateralisation (i.e. the ‘division of labour’ between left and right hemispheres of the brain) may have some connection with dyslexia. Early researchers noticed an apparent excess of left-handedness in children with specific reading difficulties (and their relatives). However, most dyslexic people are in fact right-handed, and most left-handed people are not dyslexic. Nonetheless, large-scale analyses of the research
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