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ESD.72 Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis (MIT)
ERBA (ESD.72) emphasizes three methodologies - reliability and probabilistic risk assessment (RPRA), decision analysis (DA), and cost-benefit analysis (CBA). In this class, the issues of interest are: the risks associated with large engineering projects such as nuclear power reactors, the International Space Station, and critical infrastructures; the development of new products; the design of processes and operations with environmental externalities; and infrastructure renewal projects.
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8 Review of learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

Part A

  • understand the European Convention of Human Rights system of rights and the mechanism set up for their protection:

  • You have seen that the ECHR emerged from the social and political aftermath of the Second World War. It emphasises individual rights and tries to provide a balance between specific individual and collective rights. Som
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Document d’accompagnement d’un diaporama (Module 8.5.3) (Vidéo)

MOOC “Création, publication et partage sur Internet” : cours en ligne délivré du 5 mai 2014 au 13 juillet 2014 sur la plateforme FUN-MOOC.

Semaine 8 : Diffuser un document : pertinence et adaptation
Séquence 5 : Diffuser sur support papier
Cours 3 : Document d’accompagnement d’un diaporama



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    Evaluation of 'Advanced Database Management' module
    This paper focuses on a discussion on the approach taken in analysing evaluation design for a specific faculty module on enterprise education
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    On the process of creativity in puzzles, inventions, and designs
    The most common means of identifying creativity has been through its products. In architecture, music, writing, art, even puzzle solving and scientific discovery, the prerequisite for considering creativity has been the presence of a creative product. Alternatively, anecdotal descriptions have been used to identify processes that are considered creative. Many scientific discoveries have been linked to a sudden realization or unexplainable revelation punctuated with the AHA! response. Outside of
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    Public lecture - Communication for development and social change
    A public lecture presented by the Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture on Wednesday, 8 October, 2014. Speakers - Professor Jan Servaes and Dr Patchanee Malikha, from Hong Kong City University.
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    Zwangerschap : Onderzoeksopdracht
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    Aan de hand van een literatuurstudie ontdekken leerlingen hoe een foetus overleeft in de baarmoeder. De functie van de placenta, de navelstreng en het vruchtwater zoeken ze zelf op. 

    Wat oefenen de leerlingen tijdens deze opdracht?


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    Parsons' Sick Role
    The concept, sources, criticisms and strengths of the sick role as developed by Talcott Parsons.
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    5.1 Reasons for unclear meaning

    The meaning of law in a statute should be clear and explicit, but this is not always achieved. Thus, many of the cases which come before the courts concern a dispute over the meaning of a word or phrase in a statute. In those cases the task of the court is to decide the exact meaning of that particular word or phrase. There are a number of factors which can lead to an unclear meaning.

    • A broad term – There may be words designed to cover several
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    Introduction

    In very broad terms, ‘culture’ refers to the prevailing norms and values which guide the way people behave in a society or in an organisation. Culture at the level of an organisation is referred to as organisational culture, and culture at the level of a society is referred to as national culture.

    Organisational culture refers to an organisation's own values, beliefs and learned ways of doing business. This is reflected in its structure and in the people who work in the organisation
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    Biology
    Devon Tolley
    This is a creative flier made for a biology class to share facts about fungus
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    Indigenous Australians & Mining: Developing a Sustainable Future?
    Indigenous Australians residing in communities in regional and remote Australia are among Australia's most disadvantaged partly because of limited formal economic opportunity. In these areas mining may be the major - and sometimes only - contributor to mainstream economic development. However Indigenous communities have gained only limited long-term economic benefits from mining activity on land that they own. Furthermore, while many Indigenous people place high value on realising non-economic b
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    The Science Behind Self-Control
    Have you ever wondered why you can't bring yourself to choose the foods that are healthy over the ones you know are unhealthy? Researchers are not only trying to find out why, but what parts of the brain govern behaviors of self-control and how we can work to improve them. Ben Hayden is a neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester. He offers his insights based upon his research and how it has the potential to apply not only to our choice
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    Will North Korea and Cuba Ever Be Wealthy?

    After years of claiming to embrace revolutionary Marxism, the Cuban state is, for reasons of necessity and pragmatism, moving toward becoming a more traditional authoritarian state. Even once Raul and Fidel Castro are dead, it's rather unlikely that the Cuban government will suddenly turn to a political system that leans heavily in favor of relatively free markets. As has been the case with China, the ruling class of Cuba will find ways to perpetuate itself and maintain political control
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    Lies, lies and more lies
    Deception in organisations can start with a few 'bad apples' but the rot often spreads much wider and deeper. New research from Dr Stelios C. Zyglidopoulos reveals how apparently good people - churchgoers in Enron's case - can gradually become corrupt, sometimes as a result of social pressures within the organisation.
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    6.3.1 Refinements and difficulties

    In Section 6.2, we said that inter-axis repulsions vary in the order:

    non-bonded pair-non-bonded pair > non-bonded pair-bond pair > bond pair-bond pair

    There is evidence for this in the inter-bond angles in molecules. For example, in water and
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    Juger de la nature publique ou privée d'un échange (Vidéo)

    MOOC "Internet, les autres et moi" : cours en ligne délivré du 27 janvier 2014 au 31 mars 2014 sur la plateforme FUN-MOOC.

    Semaine 7 : Rester maître de sa sphère privée sur Internet
    Cours 4 : Juger de la nature publique ou privée d'un échange

    Quand vous postez un message ou que ...
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    All about Leaves
    This cartoon animation is about the parts of a leaf and their functions. Key words include: food factory, veins, midrib, blade, carbon dioxide, photosynthesis, and oxygen. (02:06)
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    2.1 Planning your search

    Your approach to searching will depend to a great extent on what kind of person you are. In an ideal world, when searching for information for a specific purpose, we would all find what exactly we were looking for at the first attempt, especially if we are in a hurry. However, it's always a good idea to have some kind of plan when you are searching for information, if only to help you plan your time and make sure you find the information you need. If I was starting to search for material on h
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    Public sector pay freezes
    NHS managers may well have to bite the bullet and accept a pay freeze in the coming year, but if it is executed in the right way and shown to benefit the NHS it may not demotivate staff. The right leadership is key to implementing such top down decisions that directly impact on people's pay, lifestyles and pensions, argues Dr Jenny Dean, but if NHS leaders engage with managers to make them see the longer term benefits it will make any freeze easier to shoulder.
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