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Career Advice - Business and Management Consulting
Chris Tattersall, Managing Director of Smart UK, shares his advice on how best to achieve a successful career in business and management consultancy. (04:52)

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Japanese First-Grader
Japan has one of the most successful school systems in the world. It is also one of the most demanding school systems. In this video from Wide Angle, Ken Higashiguchi, a first-grader in a Japanese school, started preschool when he was only one year old. In the video, Ken is experiencing his second day of first grade. He has no problem reading the words of the school song with all of the other children. Ken’s teachers and parents have high expectations for him to be independent and to work
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Introduction

Life is full of risk. We encounter many uncalculated outcomes, some beneficial and others adverse. Businesses, especially in the financial context, often consider risk in terms of opportunities for gain. Risk in our context is a way of describing the probability and consequences of harm, or at worst a disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders who can themselves influence the risks facing an organisation. Integrated management systems help ensure that safety, quality, environmental
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Messefilm Hannover Aussteller Testo
This trade fair film is made by ALPHA deutsches-messe-tv and presents the exihibitor TESTO on the Hannover Messe. This fair is the biggest industrial fair in the world. http://www.deutsches-messe-tv.de/ Diese Filmproduktion der ALPHA deutsches-messe-tv ist ein Messefilm und präsentiert den Aussteller Testo auf der größten Industriemesse der Welt in Hannover.
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Can Nuclear Energy and Non-Proliferation Co-Exist?
If nuclear energy becomes a central tool in addressing climate change, will nuclear weapons proliferation inevitably follow? In the words of Matthew Bunn, “The horse ain’t entirely out of the barn—there are still things to do.” He and fellow panelists acknowledge the link between civilian nuclear energy programs
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So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President Failed on Iraq
Greg Mitchell has found both comedy and tragedy in the shameless and near-universal complicity between the American press and the Bush Administration around the Iraq war and occupation. Mitchell’s amply documented account of the run-up to the invasion through the recent surge forms the basis of his new book, So Wro
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Sustainable Building Design @ MIT: Walking the Talk
There’s “just exactly enough time, with no time to lose” to address the massive challenge of climate change and renewable energy, says moderator John Sterman. With this sense of urgency, MIT faculty, administration and students have taken to heart the mission of rendering their campus and the larger world more sustainable.
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Yes We Must: Achieve Diversity through Leadership-Student Remarks
Two students deliver heartfelt appeals for courage and integrity at the annual Martin Luther King Day breakfast.

In the 1940s, Matt Gethers recounts, his grandfather was forced to flee South Carolina after defending his brother against white racists in a store. Gethers wonders if he’d have put his life on the l

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7 Summary

Polymers are long chain molecules with properties dominated by their chain behaviour and the nature of their chemical make-up or constitution. The distinction between thermoplastics and thermosets has become rather blurred with the development of new materials for more demanding environments than previously. They include high performance polymers which are more resistant to high temperatures, possess greater moduli or strengths, and can be combined with additives to enhance their intrinsic pr
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1.2.1 Natural and synthetic rubbers

Natural rubber was the first major polymer to be imported and used for commercial purposes. Long ago the natives of South America learned to tap the indigenous Hevea Brasiliensis trees to collect, dry and coagulate the latex. Today the main rubber plantations are in Malaysia and Indonesia. Natural rubber is well established as an important and versatile engineering material with an excellent balance of properties. However, almost two-thirds of the rubber now consumed world-wide is synt
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Polymers are materials composed of long molecular chains that are well-accepted for a wide variety of applications. This unit explores these materials in terms of their chemical composition, associated properties and processes of manufacture from petrochemicals. The unit also shows a range of products in which polymers are used and explains why they are chosen in preference to many conventional materials.

This unit is from our archive and it is an adapted extract from Design and ma
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Transparent, Opaque and Translucent Objects
A sorting activity for children involving transparent, opaque and translucent materials. Simpler terminology/vocabulary may also be used.
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The Power of Self-Portraits
Exploration of the topic of self-portraiture. Offers ideas on experimenting and developing ideas, culminating in a set number of finished pieces of work.
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Introduction

Maps and plans, architects‗ and engineers‗ drawings, graphs and tables: all are models we use in everyday life. This unit will introduce you to the modelling process enabling you to recognise that systems models may be used in different ways as part of a process for: improving understanding of a situation; identifying problems or formulating opportunities and supporting decision making.

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La carte retrouvée

Voici un tour de cartes qui doit sa réussite beaucoup plus à la physique qu'à la magie : il s'agit de retrouver une carte choisie par un volontaire et glissée dans le paquet, simplement en tapant vigoureusement sur ce paquet. Comment le "magi-physi-cien" va-t-il s'y prendre ?


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Various pages: Arup, O., material accessed in January 2002 and December 2000, from.

Box 1: Inman, P. ‘Chaotic scheme that left families relying on food parcels’, The Guardian, 6 July 2005. © Guardian News and Media Ltd 2005.

Box 2: ‘Fly-away drones put robot air force
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References

Abram, J. (2001) The Contribution of the Product Definition Process to a Successful High Volume Software Application, unpublished MSc dissertation, Milton Keynes, The Open University, p. 48.
Andriole, S.J. and Freeman, P.A. (1993) ‘Software systems engineering: the case for a new discipline’, Software Engineering Journal, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 165–79. Reprinted in Dorfman and Thayer (1997), pp.
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