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Hurricane Mitch from TRMM: October 27, 1998
A fly-in to Hurricane Mitch on October 27, 1998, showing the three-dimensional structure of the precipitation as measured by the Precipitation Radar instrument on TRMM. In this animation, a surface of constant precipitation is colored by the value of the precipitation on the ground under the surface.
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Ancient Rome and Greece - Quiz
To revise facts from Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece.
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What Happens When an Oil Spill Occurs?
This interactive activity from McDougal Littell/TERC visualizes the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, factors that influence oil spill behavior and impact, and techniques used to contain and clean up oil spills at sea.
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Write Now! Career Writing Prompts: Human Resources Manager
This Career Clip features Tanya Joseph, Human Resources Manager for Coca-Cola. She helps the organization to hire employees. She has a background in law, completed law school and practiced for a time. She found she didn't like the parts of he rday-to-day responsibilities. She evolved from her law position into the human resources position. She now helps companies try to resolve issues before they go to court.
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Hit the road, jack? learning about the story of "Route 66", in English
You learn about the meaning of route 66, you get to know about the attractions and you study the song.
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"Principles of Computer System Design: An Introduction, Spring 2009"
" Principles of Computer System Design: An Introduction is published in two parts. Part I, containing chapters 1-6, is a traditional printed textbook published by Morgan Kaufman, an imprint of Elsevier. Part II, containing chapters 7-11, is available here as an open educational resource. This textbook, an introduction to the principles and abstractions used in the design of computer systems, is an outgrowth of notes written for 6.033 Computer System Engineering over a period of 40-plus years. In
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2.4 Displacement–time graphs

Figure 10: A police car in pursuit of a getaway car

A particle's position, x, is always measured from
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1 Lebenszyklen: activities based on written sources

In diesem Teil beschäftigen Sie sich mit Fakten und aktuellen Ereignissen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Sie überlegen sich, inwieweit diese Ereignisse auch für Sie relevant sind, und Sie finden heraus, was Menschen verschiedener Altersstufen besonders bewegt. Sie arbeiten auch mit Verben in verschiedenen Zeitformen.

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Smoothing the way to a healthy glow?
A group of university students are enjoying a specially designed fruit smoothie a day to discover whether it can improve their appearance and make them feel healthier. The research is being carried out by the Schools of Psychology and Biosciences at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC).
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6.2 Catalytic mechanisms

In general terms, the following mechanisms operate at the active site of an enzyme to bring about the conversion of substrate to product:

  1. Charged groups at the enzyme active site alter the distribution of electrons in the substrate. By affecting the electron distributions in key atoms in the substrate, the enzyme can destabilise existing bonds and favour the formation of new bonds. This principle is illustrated below, using as an example the hydrolysis
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1.5.6 Copyright - what you need to know

An original piece of work, whether it is text, music, pictures, sound recordings, web pages, etc., is protected by copyright law and may often have an accompanying symbol (©) and/or legal statement.. In the UK it is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 which regulates this.

In most circumstances, works protected by copyright can be used in whole or in part only with the permission of the owner. In some cases this permission results in a fee.

However, the UK legislation inc
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2.7.5 Email providers

These are sites which provide free email facilities; often they provide other facilities such as sending anonymous mail and constructing mailing lists. Such sites are valuable to users who are too impecunious to be able to afford conventional mailing software and to frequent travellers who can access such sites anywhere in the world. Their main disadvantage is that they tend to be slow compared with conventional mailing utilities such as Microsoft Outlook and Eudora.


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1.6 Growth of the teaching assistant workforce

Between the mid 1990s and 2012, in all four UK countries there was a growth in the number of teaching assistants working alongside teachers in primary classrooms. As we have indicated, the seeds of this development were sown in the 1980s, when support staff were employed to support the inclusion of children with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms. Teaching assistants were recruited to provide individualised help for children. In some areas of the UK, nursery nurses have long w
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2.5.2 Punctuation

Some of the sentences we have looked at are harder to understand than they might be because they are not very well punctuated. Punctuation marks are the ‘stops’ in a sentence that divide it up into parts. They make it easier to follow the meaning of the words. For instance, it is easier to read this sentence of Philip's if we put a comma after ‘wealthy’:

With society becoming more wealthy, it was possible for t
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1.1 Natures and environments

The title of this unit is deliberately ambiguous. From one standpoint, the assertive dominant emphasis on nature in ‘nature matters’ is one that rings true amongst many environmentalists. What matters in environmental responsibility is what might widely be referred to as nature. This unit might be expected to be about how to argue the case for prioritising nature above other concerns. However, if instead the assertive emphasis is placed on matters, you may anticipate that th
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Diversity and difference in communication
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 unit explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.
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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2

2.2.1 Using a calculator for scientific notation

You are likely to be doing many calculations with numbers in scientific notation, so it is important that you know how to input them on your calculator efficiently and how to interpret the results.

First, make sure that you can input numbers in scientific notation on your calculator. There are a couple of ways to do this, but the most straightforward is to use the special button provided for entering scientific notation. This might be labelled as EXP, EE, E or EX, but there is considera
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4.5 Gamete production in women

It is time now to turn to the question of how female gametes – eggs – are made. There are substantial differences between sperm and eggs, and consequently their production pathways are very different.

Q Can you give one similar
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