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1.2 Developing countries

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Which countries in the world are classified as ‘developing countries’?

There are various definitions of ‘developing countries’, none entirely satisfactory. The WTO allows
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5.1 The personal computer

Over the following screens you will look at three different examples of computers: a PC, which is obviously a computer, and a set of electronic kitchen scales and a digital camera, which are not so obviously computers. You will find that all three of these examples match with the functional block diagram of a computer given in Author(s): The Open University

Consciousness, Emotion and Cognition - How the Mind Works: An Overview from different Approaches
Mark Pettinelli

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Claude Monet: A Collection of 1540 Paintings (HD)
This may be good for students in a study hall or entering an art classroom. Claude Oscar Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840. Soon after, his family moved to Le Havre, where he spent his youth. His acquaintance with Eugène Boudin lead to Monet seriously pursueing his education as a painter in 1858. Boudin and Jongkind taught Monet to always work in the field in front of his motif. The following year Monet went to Paris anyway to begin academic training. (02:08:21)

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Introduction

Polymers are materials composed of long molecular chains that are well-accepted for a wide variety of applications. This unit explores these materials in terms of their chemical composition, associated properties and processes of manufacture from petrochemicals. The unit also shows a range of products in which polymers are used and explains why they are chosen in preference to many conventional materials.

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2.4.3 Sulfur (S)

Most proteins contain about 1% sulfur, which occurs in the side-chains (R groups) of two of the protein-forming amino acids, methionine and cysteine.

Cysteine is particularly important in proteins such as collagen (found in bone, tendons, cartilage and skin) and keratin (found in hair and nails, as well as skin).

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Teenager Overcomes Reading Problem
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Plate Tectonics
Plate tectonics is an earth sciences topic that attracts a good deal of interest, given that it a topic very often featured in popular science programmes on TV and radio. It is a subject that has strong visual appeal. In this 15-hour free course the coverage is self-contained, up to date and is written in a way that will be accessible to those with interest and motivation, all the more so for those who have some pre-existing scientific understanding. Author(s): Creator not set

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References

Revell, P. (September, 2004) Miniature computers are adding up to fun [online] http://education.guardian.co.uk/elearning [story[0,10577,1314016,00.html Accessed 16 October 2006] Guardian Newspapers Ltd.

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World War I: Germans Attack U.S. Navy Boats
In this History Rewind video clip, take a step back in time to the beginning of World War 1. The repeated sinking of American ships caused President Wilson to declare war. Watch the historic black and white footage of some of the attacks, but there is no sound so it lacks depth.
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Warwick Scientists use Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to Understand “Glass Bones”
Scientists at Warwick University have helped discover the secret behind a new bioglass that will change the way we treat broken bones. Professor Mark Smith talks about this new research and the benefits of the collaborative effort between Warwick University, Imperial College London, and the University of Kent.
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The Organ of Corti
Situated in the spiral-shaped cochlea of the inner ear is the organ of Corti. Only one inch long if uncoiled, it bears about twenty-five thousand sound receptor cells with hairlike projections arranged in rows on the basilar membrane. Diagrams show detailed structure of the organ of Corti. Grades 5-12. 1 min.
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7.3 Drafting essays

As you may remember from Activity 4, the main elements of an essay are:

  • the introduction

  • the main body

  • the conclusion.


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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 10th 2016 edition
This week: worried workers in China, ancient eclipses shedding new light on the earth’s rotation, and a spot of bother in Brazil
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8.5 MMR safety

Fitzpatrick, M. (2004) Chapter 8 ‘The Lancet Paper’ taken from MMR and Autism: What Parents Need to Know, London, Routledge. Copyright © 2004 Michael Fitzpatrick.

In January 2001 Dr Wakefield adopted a radically different tack in the campaign against MMR. He now turned to the field of public health and vaccination policy, questioning whether appropriate safety procedures had been followed when MMR was introduced into Britain in the late 1980s. In a paper writte
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Dr. Brian Angus on Tropical Medicine
Writer and medical historian Conrad Keating talks to Dr. Brian Angus, Director of the Wellcome Trust UK Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine in Oxford, about his interest in science and how this inspired him to work with infectious diseases in Africa. Dr Brian Angus originally worked with Professor Nick White in Thailand and joined the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine in 1993. In this wide-ranging discussion with the writer and medical historian Conrad Keating, Brian talks about his wor
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Reducing your ecological footprint
Concerned about your impact on the environment? Interested in learning how to shape a more sustainable future? This album shows you simple ways to adapt your lifestyle and how to think globally. Five video tracks demonstrate how to assess the ‘ecological footprint’ of your household, examine the effects of personal transport on the environment, and explore how your decisions as food consumers are part of a supply chain stretching across Europe and the rest of the world. They feature an energ
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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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Clara Barton
A student project. This 3:47 minute video is a biography of this founder of the Red Cross and uses photographs to illustrate the narrator's points. There are good quotes given here and the video also shows how Barton had to fight both negative feelings about her work by men and women at that time.  The Red Cross start is also mentioned.
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9.1 Reflection and the four main phases of learning how to learn

If your course encourages this approach to learning, or if you have read other material on learning how to learn, you may have come across the term 'reflection'. Maybe you have been encouraged to reflect on your learning or on your assignments. In this course, we have deliberately not used the term until now. This is not because we think the term - or the process - is unimportant, but because it can seem vague and not particularly helpful to you as a learner. In fact, all the activities in th
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