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Nematic liquid crystalline polymer
Liquid crystalline polymers (LCPs) exhibit a mesophase above their melting temperature. In this phase, they are fluid yet they retain long-range orientational order. The self-alignment of crystallites manifests itself as patterns of optical birefringence when the liquids are viewed between crossed polars. Defects in the patterns are analogous to dislocations in crystal systems. This specimen is K24 (4-cyano-4'-8-alkylbiphenyl), which is nematic above 35 degrees C. The general gradation of colour
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Life Cycle Analysis and Carbon Footprinting Question Bank
Question Bank for Part Three of Greening Business: Life cycle analysis is a relatively new approach to environmental management which seeks to understand the impact of all related aspects of a product or service over its whole life cycle from production to disposal. An understanding of life cycle analysis is essential to a holistic understanding of the impact of products and services and hence the environmental benefits of changes to processes. It also underpins the process of carbon footprint
Author(s): Keele University,Stephen Whitfield,Dr Zoe Robinson

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International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in r
Author(s): University of Nottingham

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International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in r
Author(s): University of Nottingham

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TALAT Lecture 2110.01: Automobile brake rotor - LCA in product design
This lecture imparts knowledge about ?production and casting of SiC-particle reinforced aluminium metal matrix composite - PMMC (SiCAl7SiMg); use of Life Cycle Analysis. It provides insight to how to redesign a product using life cycle thinking and LCA to minimize the ecological side effects; the importance of having a thoroughly knowledge about the product's life and its environmental impact. Some knowledge of the concept of the product information structure - "the chromosomes" and f
Author(s): Sigurd Støren, The Norwegian Institute of Technol

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TALAT Lecture 2401: Fatigue Behaviour and Analysis
This lecture explains why, when and where fatigue problems may arise and the special significance to aluminium as structural material; it helps to understand the effects of material and loading parameters on fatigue; to appreciate the statistical nature of fatigue and its importance in data analysis, evaluation and use; it shows how to estimate fatigue life under service conditions of time-dependent, variable amplitude loading; how to estimate stresses acting in notches and welds with conceptual
Author(s): Dimitris Kosteas, Technische Universität München

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The OTTER Sami tent OER
This is a reproduction of the Second Life Sami tent and is for free distribution within Second Life as a repurposable OER. It is available in two clearly identified forms: 1. As a single SL artefact, where all discrete items have been linked together to make a whole. 2. As a number of discrete SL artefacts. In addition, this OER includes two SL training guides: one for students and one for tutors. Users are encouraged to first read the 'Handout for the Sami tent OER' .
Author(s): OTTER, Beyond Distance Research Alliance, Universi

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Guest Lecture: Senator George Mitchell - Olof Palme Memorial Peace
The University, in association with Leeds City Council and Leeds Peace Links groups, recently hosted the Leeds International Olof Palme Memorial Peace Lecture. CND Vice-President, Bruce Kent, delivered this year's lecture, The Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons - Possibilities & Practicalities, at the Banqueting Suite at Leeds Civic Hall. Bruce Kent has been a life-long advocate for the campaign of total nuclear disarmament. At 80 years of age he remains dedicated to global peace being also t
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Down's syndrome
This topic describes the main features of Down's syndrome and is accompanied by photographs highlighting dysmorphic features. Graphical and tabular information illustrate the intellectual capacity, life expectancy, functional ability and social independence, and medical checks of those with Down's syndrome.
Author(s): St George's, University of London,Raja Habib

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All in the Family
In this Evolution Web feature, test your skills at judging who's who on the tree of life while you learn about the tools and methods of cladistics.
Author(s): WGBH Educational Foundation,Clear Blue Sky Product

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A Family Disease
This video segment from NOVA: "Cracking the Code of Life" explores the challenges and questions faced by women who have a strong family history of breast cancer, and who now have the option of being genetically tested for a disease that has no cure. Grades 9-12.
Author(s): WGBH Educational Foundation

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National Science Week Posters
The Science Faculty Marketing Committee has for the last 4 years designed and produced posters to stimulate an interest in and curiosity about Science among primary school learners The posters are designed and created by scientists from the 13 departments in the Faculty of Science and the production and printing of the posters is funded by a Grant from SAASTA South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement The aim of the bright interactive posters is to create a resource for teachers
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A new study describes a major risk for astronauts with wide hands after working or training in space suit gloves: the
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12.007 Geobiology (MIT)
The interactive Earth system: biology in geologic, environmental and climate change throughout Earth history. Since life began it has continually shaped and re-shaped the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. Subject introduces the concept of "life as a geological agent" and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared. Topics include the origin of the solar system and the early Earth atmosphere; the
Author(s): Summons, Roger

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Integrative Biology 131 - Lecture 01: Organization of Body

General Human Anatomy, UC Berkeley Lecture by Professor Marian Diamond. The functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination.

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Commencement 2014: Zandro Lerma
Zandro Lerma overcame a difficult past while studying at Oregon State University. He hopes to someday earn a Ph.D. http://poweredbyorange.com/2014/06/11/zandro-lerma-making-positive-changes/
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Cambridge Ideas - Vanishing Voices
Of the world's 6,500 living languages, half will cease to be spoken by the end of this century. Dr Mark Turin, director of the World Oral Literature Project, has spent much of his life travelling to remote corners of the Himalayas to study languages and cultures that are at risk and document them before they disappear without record.
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HST.921 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future (MIT)
This innovative, trans-faculty subject teaches how information technologies (IT) are reshaping and redefining the health care marketplace through improved economies of scale, greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care to patients, advanced tools for patient education and self-care, network integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and the emergence of e-commerce in health care. Student tutorials provide an opportunity for interactive discussion. Interdisciplinary project team
Author(s): Bergeron, Bryan,Sands, Daniel,Locke, Steven,Bagur,

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Breathtaking Advances: A Better Life for Those with Lung Injury and Lung Cancer, Part 1
Survival and quality of life has vastly improved for those fighting Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and lung cancer. Learn how physicians at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, have made great strides in managing these diseases. UW School of Medicine professors Drs. Joann G. Elmore, Hugh M. Foy, Len Hudson and Renato Martins share new and promising treatments being developed in the Northwest.
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2010 Elizabeth L. Rogers Lecture in Geriatric Medicine
"Bringing Health Information to Life" - Dr. David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, delivered the tenth annual Elizabeth L. Rogers, M.D. Visiting Lecture in Geriatric Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Tuesday November 2, 2010. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Asthma & Allergy Center.
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