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1.6.5 Folate (folic acid, vitamin B9)

Folate is a generic name for a group of related compounds. The name ‘folate’ was based on the word ‘foliage’, after it was identified in a crude extract from spinach, though it is also found in liver, other green vegetables, oranges and potatoes and it is often added to breakfast cereals (usually listed as folic acid). Folate is less sensitive to heat than many of the B vitamins, though it is destroyed if food is reheated or kept hot for long periods. Folate is involved in amino acid
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4.1.1 The transmitter

The transmitter receives a message from User 1 and manipulates it into data which can be sent into the network. The transmitter may also store or retrieve data relating to the message.

In the mobile phone system, the transmitter, which is User l's mobile phone, receives a message from User 1 in the form of sound. It manipulates the incoming sound into a data format suitable for sending into the mobile phone network. Even basic models of mobile phone handsets can store names and telephon
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Homeschooling Information : Earning a GED at Home
Earning a GED at home requires using computer programs and textbooks as study materials, and signing up to take the exam. Get a graduate equivalency diploma at home with advice from a homeschool specialist. Linda Wooldridge has been homeschooling since 1998, and she has been on the PPEA board for three years as the orientation coordinator for Pinellas County. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
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English Sentence Diagrams
A very extensive website on diagramming sentences as a means to learn grammer
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What does Influence Mean? Who has Influenced you?
This lesson deals with the meaning and the power of influence. How does it affect us? There is a clear definition of the word "Influence" and there are many words listed. The new vocabulary is presented in context and you can read the examples on the screen.
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3.7 Finding information in science and nature

This unit will help you to identify and use information in Science and Nature, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of orga
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Vertebral Column Tutorial
Video uses hand drawn diagrams to identify and discuss the structure and physiology of the vertebral column. Each type of vertebrae is examined. Good review for a test. Music in background is a little distracting, and video is a little pixelated. Grades 9-12. 8:12 min.
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Claire Messud Reads “Land Divers”

Novelist and critic Claire Messud, author most recently of the novel The Emperor’s Children, reads her new story “Land Divers,” from the Review’s Summer Fiction issue.


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How to Use Adjective Phrases
This is an interesting video that describes what an adjective phrase is and how to use it.  The teacher demonstrates with sentences on her computer screen. It can help students understand the usage and importance of these phrases. (1:21)
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Ancient Observatories (Pt 3): Indigenous Astronomers
Third segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories that shows two examples of how the Navajo used used structures to track progress of the sun in the sky. (07:39)
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Ancient Observatories (Pt 4): Mayan Astronomy
Fourth segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories describing the Ancient Mayan civilization and their accomplishments. (05:30)
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Convection Causes Wind: Part 1
Convection is very difficult to see.  The video is a narrative, step-by-step demonstration that includes good explanations. This activity provides a way for students to actually see convection and helps them understand what causes wind.  (2:48)
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On the Surface

Surface science examines how surfaces react with each other at the molecular level. The atoms at the surface are different than those atoms in the center of an object, making the atoms much more reactive than those inside. This program explores a variety of real world applications of this particular property.

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21eTeacher: Explore video
A video about the second E in Nortel LearniT's lesson plan model. This is the section where the student investigates the topic more thoroughly. In these lessons the investigation takes the form of Internet research but it could equally include original research and the use of a variety of problem solving techniques. What is important is that the students are given the opportunity to "free wheel" their way through the materials and not be over directed. We all know however, that they will need so
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Parties, Campaigns and Representation: The Political Impact of Blogs and Social Media
Are social media tools likely to prove effective in engaging any voters except those who are already interested in politics? Is their apparent 'democratisation' of traditional party structures to be believed? The outcome of political careers and even campaigns is increasingly dependent on the successful mastery of new communication tools including social media. Many MPs and members of Congress are embracing the use of social networking tools to keep in touch with their constituents, whilst Face
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Delimiter, Brace and Brackets... SyntaxHighlighter

Today's Visual Studio Extension from Stefan Tashev is one of those nice to haves, one of a kind that you get very used to and come to rely on. With Visual Studio 2015 and the .NET Compiler Platform (fka Roslyn), building an extension like this should become very much easier, but today it's something of a chore...

Abmes SyntaxHighlighter

This is a Visual Studio extension
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Weather : What Causes Wind-Driven Currents?
Wind-driven currents are caused by the return of large circulation cells, of which there are three between the equator and the poles. Find out how circulation cells also move heat over the planet with help from the chair of a department of environmental studies in this video (02:29) on wind-driven currents.

Expert: Jack Hall
Bio: Dr. Jack Hall is the department chair in the department of environmental studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
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The future of retail banking?
Can banking integrate seamlessly with the day-to-day activities of consumers and interactions with their finances? Travis Ledwith explains how this might be possible.

3.4.1 Fracture surface

One half of the eye at the joint is shown in Figure 38(a), and it shows two breaks in the limbs either side of the pin-hole. Although both appear brittle in this picture, in fact one side showed signs of ductile deformation. The way it had fractured was unique when compared with the other eye b
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17.125 The Politics of Global Financial Relations (MIT)
This course explores effects of globalization of finance on international relations and domestic politics. Topics include international institutions and global governance; the multi-nationalization of production; effects of international capital markets on domestic politics; global finance and the developing world; and financial crises. Discussion of the interplay between politics and economics and the future of the nation-state.
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