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1 What angles do the hour hand and the minute hand of a clock turn through in five hours?

Answer

Every hour the minute hand turns through 360°. It will have made
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Advanced studies in biology
An open access journal, begun in 2009 and published by Hikari Ltd, Bulgaria, which aims to publish refereed, high quality, original research papers in all areas of theoretical, computational and experimental biologifal sciences and related applied sciences. The website gives access to the full-text of the journal as well as to Instructions for authors, details of forthcoming papers, details of the editorial board, and of the aims and scope of the journal.
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3.1 Introduction

In this section we look at the way in which the personal lives of older people have been socially constructed through pensions policies over the last century. As we saw above, welfare policies and changes in employment in the latter part of the nineteenth century and early part of the twentieth century constructed the personal lives of older people as ‘other’ to the emergent normal of relatively younger, ‘independent’ paid workers. Here, we explore the way pensions policies during the
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Big ideas
The Big Ideas website provides information about a series of open events, mostly held in pubs in London. These aim to provide a forum for thoughtful discussion of interesting subjects: events typically begin with a question (usually broadly philosophical in nature, but sometimes also covering issues of public policy, the arts, and a range of other topics) and a very brief informal talk from someone with relevant expertise. The remainder of the evening is devoted to free, unstructured discussion
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European neighbourhood journalism network
The European Neighbourhood Journalism Network is an organisation that aims to train... "journalists of southern Mediterranean, Eastern European and southern Caucasus countries" with the intention of... "developing the professional skills necessary" for reporting on European affairs. The project is funded by the European Union and supported by the European Journalism Centre in Germany, among others. The website has extensive details about the project and its aims, partners, staff, and training el
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Austrian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
The Austrian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies is a research website devoted to interdisciplinary research on the Hasburg Monarchy of the 18th century. Established in 1982, the Society specializes in a range of humanities disciplines, including history, philology, history of art, musicology, cultural history, and the history of education. There is information here on the Society's publications, yearbooks, seminars, conferences and workshops, as well as the Franz Stephan Prize, named for F
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Dinajpur museum
This website publishes a digital catalogue of the objects in the Dinajpur Museum, Bagladesh. Clicking on "object search" displays a search form that can also list by categories all objects in the museum. For each artefact, a short description and a small picture is displayed. Clicking on the "show details" button will open a popup with the full record and several colour pictures (if available) of the chosen artefact. The museum "possesses various categories of objects including some rare and int
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4.3.2 Read through to check your answers

When the end of the exam finally approaches, use the last few minutes to check you have numbered all the questions, crossed out rough work that you do not want the examiner to mark, and filled in all the details required on the front sheet.

If you have time before these last few minutes, you may like to reread the answers, tidying up some words, making the meaning a little clearer or rewriting the occasional word that is very hard to read. If you decide to add brief comments, use a numb
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Lesson 09 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 9 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to ask people how they're feeling and to answer the question yourself. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
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Optional reading

If you are interested in considering the role of the internet on science communication practices, you may find the following references are of interest: Wulf (1999), Rzepa (1999) and Rowland (1999a).

So far, you have been asked to reflect on your experiences of science communication both as a receiver and as a producer. You have also considered a definition for communication in terms of different types of media, noting how this influences the context for science communication (e.g. ‘f
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3.3 Producing a scientific paper: science communication as knowledge production and exchange

As with all other communication, the production of science communication does not exist in a social vacuum. It involves norms and conventions that science communicators learn as part of the process of becoming a scientist. As you have seen, in taking on this social role scientists are both motivated and constrained in how they communicate, depending on the content and context of the communication. Indeed, part of the remit of this course is to develop your skills as scientists, to ensure that
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4.6 Summary of Section 4

  1. The chemical formulae of many substances can be understood by arguing that their atoms attain noble gas structures by chemical combination.

  2. In ionic compounds, this is achieved by the transfer of electrons from one atom to another; in molecular substances, it happens through the sharing of electron pairs in covalent bonds. But in both cases, bonds between atoms consist of shared pairs of electrons. In covalent compounds the sharing is fairl
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3.4.1 Alarm arousal

A potentially life-threatening event, such as a fall in T a to below zero, elicits a transient metabolic response in a hibernator. If the lowered temperature is maintained, the animal responds not just with transient increases in metabolism, but with a sustained rise in T b and complete arousal.

Mechanical stimuli as well as temperature changes can evoke arousal. In animals fitted with electrodes just under the skin to monitor muscle action potentials
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The Best of 2014: Refocusing for Change
This year's most popular articles reflect a managerial yearning to cut distractions and destructive organisational behaviour to keep pace with the changes wrought by the digital revolution. But as ever, managers have to look inwards to look outwards and consider how they can maximise cross-cultural engagement to achieve efficiency and success. We wish you a happy holiday season!
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4.2.1 Composition

The current three-way catalyst, shown schematically in Figure 1, is generally a multicomponent material, containing the precious metals rhodium, platinum and (to a lesser extent) palladium, ceria (CeO2), γ-alumina (Al2O3), and other metal oxides. It typically consists of a ceramic mono
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7.3 Developing a strategy

In developing a strategy for improving your application of number skills you are aiming to:

  • identify the opportunities you can use to develop and practise your number skills;

  • establish the outcomes you hope to achieve and targets for meeting them;

  • identify the resources you might use for developing your skills, including people who might be able to help you as well as sources of data, books, study guides, tutorials, s
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1 New Labour's approach welfare reconstruction

This audio file, recorded in 1999, explores questions about New Labour's approach to welfare reconstruction. The discussion is lead by John Clarke with contributions from Ruth Lister and Sharon Gerwitz and contains extracts of Tony Blair's speeches.

Participants in the audio programme were:

  • John Clarke Professor of Social Policy at The Open University;

  • Ruth Lister Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough Universit
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Open scriptures
Open Scriptures is an online project which seeks to create an open source Web repository for integrated scriptural data, and to provide a platform for building scripture-related applications. The ultimate aim is to create a database for a variety of textual resources (including, for example, manuscripts and biblical translations), which would permit these to be compared, searched, and analysed. The website offers: background information on the project; a directory of other websites dealing with
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1.3.6 Activity 4

Activity 4

Nike drew up its code of conduct, as I have indicated, to meet its own concerns. Cast your eye down the checklist in Extract 2 and give yourself time to consider what issues might have been added if the code
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3.1.1 Try some yourself

Activity 19

In a supermarket the bill comes to £8.70, and you have discount coupons worth £3.50. The assistant says ‘that will be £12.20 please’. Is she right?


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