ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
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14 Where to learn more

GetNetWise provide a good general guide to safety on the Internet.

  • Antivirus products

    A good guide to the quality of an antivirus package can be found at either of the two industry standard websites, both based in the UK.

    • Virus Bulletin

    • West Coast's Checkmark site

    There is also some excellent test work carried out at the University of Magdeburg on antivirus pack
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12.3 Further security issues

The problems discussed so far can have major implications for users. They may:

  • slow your PC;

  • cause the loss of important data;

  • damage your reputation by sending false information or viruses via email;

  • access the Internet without permission, and in the process use up bandwidth;

  • be time-consuming to remove;

  • cause loss of private information;

  • have financ
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3.2.1 Try some yourself

1 Write down the coordinates of the points A, B, C, D and E.

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SEM image of open cell polyurethane foam
If a gas is injected into a liquid it forms a cellular foam structure. When a thermoset prepolymer of low viscosity is foamed, the polymer can drain from the cell walls (driven by surface tension) before it sets at the cell edges, leaving an open-celled foam. The cell edges have three concave sides, giving rise to the tri-cuspid cross section visible at the bottom of this image. The average co-ordination number for the nodes (where struts meet) is four, giving tetrahedral junctions.
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National Robotics Week - Henrik Christensen
Henrik Christensen, executive director of Georgia Tech's Institute for Robotics Intelligent Machines (IRIM), discusses the future of robotics in transportation, healthcare and manufacturing.
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2.24 Ocean Wave Interaction with Ships and Offshore Energy Systems (13.022) (MIT)
The subject introduces the principles of ocean surface waves and their interactions with ships, offshore platforms and advanced marine vehicles. Surface wave theory is developed for linear and nonlinear deterministic and random waves excited by the environment, ships, or floating structures. Following the development of the physics and mathematics of surface waves, several applications from the field of naval architecture and offshore engineering are addressed. They include the ship Kelvin wave
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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

The Perfect Machine
The author takes a semi-serious look at the world of computers, robots and androids in an attempt to find a recipe for the perfect machine. Described in this article are the possible attributes of the perfect machine and some of the problems it might raise
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2 Where does the need arise?

There is a rather obvious question that has to be raised at some point, so we may as well get it over with now: Why do we present ourselves with all these problems? After all, life would be easier without them and we could all go off and do jobs that don't involve them. Do we really need to know everything about the universe? Or to send people into space, at significant cost and human risk? Do we really need to send sound and pictures through space? Do we really need to communicate with peopl
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Google Docs 101 - #3 - Sharing and Emailing in Google Docs
Sharing and Emailing in Google Docs - One huge benefit of cloud computing is that it's easier than ever to share documents and other files. No more email attachments required. No more version control troubles. Our video tutorial on using Google Docs demonstrates the sharing and emailing functions in Google Docs .  Others can edit the document or just view it.  You may invite people to edit and view the document or can add people without sending an invite. (1:44)

~Video beg

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10 How to protect yourself against adware and spyware

Steps you can take to protect yourself against this intrusive software.

  • If a window appears suddenly, close it using the 'X' at the top right of the window.

  • Never use the 'close window' option which is sometimes offered in a pop-up window – you never know what is written in the code 'behind' the button or text.

  • Even clicking on the 'No' option to install can have hidden ramifications so the 'X' is the safest option.
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11.4 Controlling cookies in Firefox

  • Open your browser.

  • On the top menu bar of the browser choose Tools > Options.

  • Then choose Privacy in the left panel and expand the Cookies heading.

Studying Smarter not Harder
Learn how to use your study time more effectively. Time management is the critical factor - to creating a 'smarter' study time. Learn the SQ3R studying technique. The video is directed to the students, not the teacher. Tips are written out at the bottom of the screen. Run time 03:18.
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Learn French - Le Visage (The Face), Part 1
Learn French by learning the parts of the face. The words appear on the screen as they are being said. For beginning French learners.
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Laboratorio proyectual (Design Laboratory)
The concern about public space, digital graphic and a non-habitual theoretical background are the elements of an on-process research this paper relates to. The premise of the research is the current uncertain experience of both socio-cultural and physical-spatial public space in an Argentinean intermediate city. The focus is a workshop carried out to explore how forms for the public space may be designed when urban conditions are unstable, such the case of vacant areas, lost places or terrain-va
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9 Adware and spyware

The previous sections of this topic have been concerned with email, but the Internet provides yet more problems, in the form of adware and spyware on the Web. You may have seen pop-up messages on your browser screen offering services or products. What you may not realise is that if you respond to these messages, extra software may be installed alongside other programs without your knowledge.

Adware

Adware is 'free' software that is subsidised by displaying adverts

Adw
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That Catholic Show - Charity and Mercy
The fourth episode of That Catholic Show, the brand new video podcast from Rosary Army and SQPN! You don't have to be a superhero or supersaint to show charity and mercy - but a cape might help. (5:58)
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Al-90 wt% Cu (bronze)
This is a copper-aluminium bronze containing 10 wt% aluminium. A small amount of iron is often added to act as a grain refiner to improve the mechanical properties. Alloys with more than 8 wt% aluminium solidify as the β phase. Below about 930°C, Widmanstätten α phase precipitates. At the eutectoid temperature (565°C) the remaining β decomposes to a lamellar eutectoid of α and β. Rapid cooling from the high temperature β phase can form martensite instead of Widmanstätten α. Aluminium
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3 Needs and problems

The last section has established that engineering is about satisfying needs. In fact, with so many needs, it's a wonder that not everyone is an engineer! So, now that we have talked about both needs and problems, the logical progression is to examine the relationship between them.

Take the water example as being a fundamental need. We can state it thus:

This village needs a supply of clean water. <
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4.3 Indirect use of solar energy

The above examples illustrate the direct harnessing of the sun's radiant energy to produce heat and electricity. But the sun's energy can also be harnessed via other forms of energy that are indirect manifestations of its power. Principally, these are bioenergy and hydropower, already discussed in Section 3 above, together with wind energy and wave power.


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