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9 The factory reform movement
Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime … these issues are hotly debated in today's society. They are also issues that Robert Owen, seen by some as a visionary and by others as a knave and a charlatan, sought to address in the early 1800s. This unit uses a series of essays written by Owen to explore the ideas of this important and controversial figure.
Author(s): The Open University

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Electrochemical Biosensors: Recommended Definitions and Classifications
This is an IUPAC report on the definition and classification of electrochemical biosensors. It can serve as a primer on biosensors and includes details on construction, different sensor formats and transducer types.
Author(s): D.R. Thevenot, K. Toth, R. A. Durst, G. S. Wils

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Backstage at The New Theatre Ep 6: The Lonesome West
This week we're on the set of the anarchic and hilarious The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh. The New Theatre is the only student-run theatre company in the UK. www.newtheatre.org.uk
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Are You Really Better Off?
Students consider the existence of environmental issues and how human behavior affects them. They come to recognize that although environmental engineers have many solutions to common challenges (such as air and water pollution), social, economic and policy problems also contribute to the problems. Students also learn that finance, marketing and dealing with people are as essential to engineering as science. Students are briefly introduced to game theory (prisoner’s dilemma) — a way to mathe
Author(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,

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Imagine Life without Friction
Students are introduced to the concept of inertia and its application to a world without the force of friction acting on moving objects. When an object is in motion, friction tends to be the force that acts on this object to slow it down and eventually come to a stop. By severely limiting friction through the use of the hover pucks, students learn that the energy of one moving puck is transferred directly to another puck at rest when they collide. Students learn the concept of the conservation o
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

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Designing a Spectroscopy Mission
Students find and calculate the angle that light is transmitted through a holographic diffraction grating using trigonometry. After finding this angle, student teams design and build their own spectrographs, researching and designing a ground- or space-based mission using their creation. At project end, teams present their findings to the class, as if they were making an engineering conference presentation. Student must have completed the associated Building a Fancy Spectrograph activity before
Author(s): Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP

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Raging Rivers
Student are introduced to rivers, and to the components of the water cycle. They think about the effects of communities, sidewalks and roads on the natural flow of rainwater. Students also learn about the role of engineering in community planning and protecting our natural resources.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Soil Investigations
Students learn the basics about soil, including its formation, characteristics and importance. They are also introduced to soil profiles and how engineers conduct site investigations to learn about soil quality for development, contamination transport, and assessing the general environmental health of an area.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Product Development and the Environment
In this activity, students investigate the life cycle of an engineered product and how the product impacts the environment. They analyze a product using a simple life cycle assessment that assigns fictional numerical values for different steps in the life cycle. They use their analysis to compare the impacts of their product to other products, as well as suggest ways to reduce the product’s environmental impact based on their analysis.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Mice Rule! (Or Not)
Students explore the relationships between genetics, biodiversity, and evolution through a simple activity involving hypothetical wild mouse populations. First, students toss coins to determine what traits a set of mouse parents possesses, such as fur color, body size, heat tolerance, and running speed. Next they use coin tossing to determine the traits a mouse pup born to these parents possesses. These physical features are then compared to features that would be most adaptive in several differ
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

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Energetic Musical Instruments
Students will learn to apply the principles and concepts associated with energy and the transfer of energy in an engineering context through the designing and making of a musical instrument. The students must choose from a variety of supplies presented to them to make an instrument capable of producing three different tones. After the accomplishment of the design, students must explain the energy transfer mechanism in sufficient detail and describe how they could make their instruments better.
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

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7.2 Difficulties in navigating e-commerce sites
Online shopping – think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online auctions as the car-boot sale in the car park. This unit will help you understand how to use online shopping sites, how to ensure that you are using the best sites and the best ways to protect your security.
Author(s): The Open University

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7.1 Worries about security of credit card and personal data
Online shopping – think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online auctions as the car-boot sale in the car park. This unit will help you understand how to use online shopping sites, how to ensure that you are using the best sites and the best ways to protect your security.
Author(s): The Open University

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7 What's going on with online shopping
Online shopping – think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online auctions as the car-boot sale in the car park. This unit will help you understand how to use online shopping sites, how to ensure that you are using the best sites and the best ways to protect your security.
Author(s): The Open University

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Embedding the concept of competency maps
This presentation outlines the background, context and transferability of a competency mapping tool originally developed in health but suitable for enterprise
Author(s): Creator not set

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London's Silent Picture Palaces (UCL Festival of the Arts)
Dr Chris O'Rourke explores London's silent cinema history in the West End - retracing the steps of early film-goers from the the 1890s to the 1920s from the Picture Palaces of Leicester Square to the Super Cinemas of Charing Cross Road. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-the-arts/festival-of-the-arts-news-publication/flickering-lost-forgotten-londons-silent-picture-palaces
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The glass ceiling: Why women struggle to achieve top levels in business
Dr Elisabeth Kelan, Research Fellow at the Lehman Brothers Centre for Women, talks about why women struggle to achieve top levels in business.

Developing Enterprise Leaders
Doug Ready, Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour, talks about the importance of developing enterprise leaders

How it's Made - Lithium Ion Batteries
Batteries are examples of stored energy, chemical potential energy to be exact.  But how are batteries made and what is inside? This is a segment from the Discovery Channel series "How it's Made" on lithium ion batteries.(05:36)
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