2.1 Light sources and detectors

The basic building blocks of an optical-fibre link are the light source, the fibre and the detector (Figure 1).

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Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse
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Institutions, Geography, and Growth
This is an hour long video lecture. It is sophisticated and insightful and for advanced students. "Three billion people on earth live on less than two dollars a day. A relative
handful of us fare astronomically better. How do economists account for global
“haves” and “have-nots”? Roberto Rigobon attributes a vast income inequality
across countries to four connecting factors: luck, geography, quality of
institutions, and quality of policies. If

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Middle East and Africa: Population
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Listen: How the Bible shapes American wars is the focus of Vanderbilt research
Scripture has played a pivotal role in shaping the United States’ justification for going to war from the nation's earliest beginnings, according to research from James P. Byrd, assistant professor of American religious history at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
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Speaker(s): Dr Peter Piot | Dr Piot will review the response to AIDS, now and over the longer term, and examine its relationship with other key health and development issues. Peter Piot is executive director of UNAIDS and under secretary general of the United Nations.
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At the completion of this lesson, after reading a testimony, you will be able to indicate why someone chooses an older partner.
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Reading and speaking exercise: received pronunciation on radio and TV
You can give your own opinion concerning the use of received pronunciation on radio and TV. You can involve yourself in a discussion on matters relating to language.
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10.5 Desire to help others

This is a less common motivation but it shows not everyone is driven by money.

In 1991 the inventor Trevor Baylis saw a BBC documentary about the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. What was needed was a way of broadcasting the safe-sex message to people in areas without electricity and where batteries for a radio could cost a month's wages. Solar power wouldn't necessarily help as most people who could get to a radio listened in the evening after work. While absorbing this information he ima
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- Discours de bienvenue par Marie-Christine Jaillet, Vice-présidente du Conseil Scientifique.
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