Sci-fi inspires Augmented Reality
A virtual vision of the Berlin wall, a digital representation of the World Trade Center and a magical augmented reality tour of Beatles landmarks are among the 'Layars' drawing attention to a technology called Augmented Reality.
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Hu concludes US visit
On the final day of his four-day visit to the U.S., Chinese President Hu Jintao spoke to students at a leading Chicago high school with a focus on foreign language programs. Jon Decker reports.
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 1
  Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In this, the first of three episodes, Doctor Fielding rates the Prime Minister on his performance in International Relations.

Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He is an expert in
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Is there a European Foreign Policy?
Lord Patten served as a minister in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major from 1983 to 1992, holding the position of chairman of the Conservative party from 1990 to 1992. From 1992 to 1997 he was governor of Hong Kong and from 1998 to 1999 he was chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing in Northern Ireland. He became a European commissioner in 1999, responsible for external affairs until 2004.
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How to Make Glue
This is a Power Point slide presentation teaching you how to make glue.  There is no sound.(1:15)
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Climate Change Impacts
This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the opportunity to explore some of the environmental changes already observed, from the Arctic to tropical regions. Data sources provide historic precipitation and temperature records, allowing students to compare changes in their own local area to others. Lessons included, provide opportunities for place-based instruction related to climate change, others provided a more global perspective. The background resources p
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Modernising education and training - Mobilising technology for learning
In recent years there have been amazing advances in consumer technology. The Mobile Learning Network (MoLeNET) initiative has enabled colleges and schools to harness some of this technology in order t...
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The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
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Blast in Pakistan
A teenage suicide bomber blows himself in Lahore, Pakistan, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 50. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Surprise drop for UK GDP
Britain's economy suffered a shock 0.5 percent contraction in the last three months of 2010 according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.
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Idioms
This teacher-created video contains students' illustrations of the literal meanings of idioms.  The idioms and their meanings appear in print at the bottom of each illustration. Lively music plays in the background. Examples of idioms include "spill the beans," "bite the hand that feeds you," and "in the doghouse." Some of the text on the screen is difficult to read in places. (0:50)
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Does Faith Matter for Human Morality?
The global revival of religion has raised fundamental questions about its role in politics and its claim that it serves as a principle of identity, indispensable to the continuing survival of communities. This series brings together leading thinkers and scholars to encourage discussion and debate on this crucial contemporary theme. Professor Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic studies and public understanding, and director, Centre for the Study of Islam, University of Glasgow.
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Helicopter spins like a maple seed
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20045-spinning-seeds-inspire-singlebladed-helicopters.html See a new helicopter design that copies a maple seed
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Should Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling?

At current rates of spending, the federal government may bump up against its debt limit as early as March. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warns that it will be "catastrophic to
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Cold War: McCarthyism - part 2/5
1947 - 1953 Following Stalins domination of Eastern Europe and the loss of China, American democracy falls victim to anti-communist hysteria, but survives it. Eisenhower is elected President. In the Soviet Union, Stalin reinforces the climate of terror on which his rule is based. When he dies, in 1953, the Soviet people mourn the end of an era.
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Introduction

Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication – whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service – means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This course explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.

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1.11.2 Talk is dialogical

Discourse researchers have also argued that all talk is dialogical, meaning that when we speak we combine together many different pieces of other conversations and texts and, significantly, other voices. We are often quoting. Sometimes this quoting is marked as when we say ‘he said . . . then she said …’ but often it is indirect and unmarked as people take over the voices of others. We carry into our talk and writing fragments from many different sources which carry some of their
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1.5.8 Bibliographic software

If you are considering taking your studies further you might like to consider using bibliographic software. Bibliographic software can be used to sort references, annotate them, manage quotations or create reading lists.

There are several software packages on the market. Some are listed below.

China's migrants may stay home
China's 150 million migrant workers head home for the Chinese New Year, and may stay home to work for companies relocating to cheaper inland locations.
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