Joshua Landis on the Syrian regmie
The director of the Center for Middle East studies at the University of Oklahoma explains why Syria faces a long struggle
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Genetics Concepts
Genetics is the branch of biology that studies the ways in which hereditary information is passed on from the parents to their offspring. As we study this unit, I will be asking you to visit the following websites to emphasize concepts brought up during class. DNA Structure and Replication Build a DNA molecule Use this website to practice matching up complementary nucleotides in the DNA molecule. How DNA Replicates Take a look at this short video clip that demonstrates how the DNA molecule repli
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PediNeuroLogic Exam Quiz
Thirty question quiz covering all six age groups in the PediNeuroLogicExam tutorials. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
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What will you be able to do you on a national holiday?
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to write about your experiences celebrating the national holiday. In the first exercise you will look on a website for activities you can do on that day. Then, you will fill the gaps in an incomplete text and will be given a number of words to construct a proper sentence. Lastly, you will be asked to describe the parade for someone who was absent.
Author(s): Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming

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Speech exercise: Bruxelles, ville gastronomique
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to express your opinion about a city.
Author(s): Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming

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3,3,7 Royal Assent

You have already seen references to Royal Assent in this unit. The monarch formally assents to a Bill in order for it to pass into law. Royal Assent has never been withheld in recent times. Queen Anne was the last monarch to withhold a Royal Assent, when she blocked a Scottish Militia Bill in 1707. The Queen feared a Scottish militia might be turned against the monarchy.

Since the sixteenth century no monarch has actually signed a Bill themselves. Instead, the monarch signs what are kno
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Law making in the House of Commons and House of Lords

One of the main functions of both Houses of Parliament is to discuss, debate and pass new laws. Laws made by Parliament are called Acts of Parliament. Acts of Parliament are also known as statutes or legislation. These terms all mean the same thing and will be used interchangeably throughout this unit.

Acts of Parliament may originate in various ways:

  1. party manifestos

  2. national emergency, crisis or new development


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5.2 Further information about devolution

You might want to look at some other OpenLearn units that consider devolution:

  • DD203_2 Nationalism, self-determination and secession

  • DD203_1 The politics of devolution

  • DD200_1 A Europe of the regions?

8.3 Issues and concerns about RFID
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
Author(s): The Open University

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3.1 Introduction

Precedent is the basis of the common law. The doctrine of binding precedent is known as the doctrine of stare decisis, which is Latin meaning ‘to stand by/adhere to decided cases’, i.e. to follow precedent. In other words, once a principle is decided it should be followed in future cases. The doctrine refers to the fact that, within the hierarchical structure of the English courts, the decision of a higher court will be binding on a lower court. In general terms, this means th
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App lets you interact with magazines
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/05/how-the-reverend-bayes-will-fi.html
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LRMA MAGIC: Wall Graphics
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art commits to excellence in visual arts education, fosters aesthetic, critical and ethical thinking as a bridge to the future and nurtures interest in 20th century art history by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the art of Abraham Rattner, Esther Gentle, Allen Leepa and their contemporaries. About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida
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4.1 Introduction

The heart is the engine of the human body – but what about it's specific function in athletes participating in sport? We have seen that athletes need to get oxygen and nutrients to different parts of their body quickly – this means they need an efficient cardiovascular system, this means having an efficient heart.

What do we mean by an efficient heart? We mean one that pumps a lot of blood with every beat and that can beat quickly for a long period of time. An athlete's heart differ
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PediNeuroLogic Exam: 18 Month Old: Normal: Fine Motor/Coordination - Beads in Cup
He is able to pick up small beads and place them in a small container with good fine motor control. By using both blocks and beads, one is testing increasing levels of difficulty of fine motor control and coordination. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
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Chemical Wonders
Students are introduced to chemical engineering and learn about its many different applications. They are provided with a basic introduction to matter and its different properties and states. An associated hands-on activity gives students a chance to test their knowledge of the states of matter and how to make observations using their five senses: touch, smell, sound, sight and taste.
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"Biomedical Information Technology, Fall 2008"
" This course teaches the design of contemporary information systems for biological and medical data. Examples are chosen from biology and medicine to illustrate complete life cycle information systems, beginning with data acquisition, following to data storage and finally to retrieval and analysis. Design of appropriate databases, client-server strategies, data interchange protocols, and computational modeling architectures. Students are expected to have some familiarity with scientific applica
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Save the Oysters - Introducing Non-native Species to the Chesapeake Bay
Since the introduction of MSX and Dermo in the 1950’s, two infectious diseases that played a large role in the decline the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population, several oyster hatcheries along the Eastern seaboard are working with scientists across many fields to develop innovative restoration programs. One idea is to introduce a non-native oyster from China called Crassostrea ariakensis. In this video podcast, MicrobeWorld talks about current research underway with C. ariakensis, the potentia
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EE 120 - Lecture 27 - Signals and Systems
Structure and Interpretation of Systems and Signals - Spring 2007. This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling techniques used in the design of electronic systems. An important keyword here is "mathematical." Subjects we will cover include continous and discrete signals, with applications to audio, images, video, communications, and control; State-based models, beginning with automata and evolving to LTI systems; Frequency domain models for signals and frequency response for systems,
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Revisiting The Moon
Evidence suggests there may be deposits of ice within craters at the
poles of the moon. If this proves to be the case, Planetary Scientist
Dr. Paul Spudis says it could possibly be “the most valuable piece of
real estate in the solar system.” This video explains why this mission may be important and the problems that need to be overcome.

Running time 6:16 minutes.

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