The year of the austerity Olympics
The 2012 Summer Games cost £9 billion. What kind of stimulus will that bring to the U.K. economy? And what will remain after the medals have been awarded and the cheering stops?
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Germany: Divided by a common currency
The German government is standing firm on austerity measures to overcome the Eurozone debt crisis. But how flexible is Angela Merkel? And what is the price of failure?


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Roland Berger: Rating Europe
The founder of one of the world’s top consultancies reflects on German unification, the European economy and the need for a European rating agency.


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Forget austerity? Not completely, say economists
Lack of trust, lack of confidence, lack of visibility. Which way out of the world economic recession? Cut back or spend more or…?




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Don’t just pine for economic recovery! Roll up your sleeves, French businessman tells compatriots
Despite its electoral promises, France’s new left-wing government is unlikely to have much leeway for spending the country’s way out of its economic doldrums. Instead, what France needs is a dose of more positive thinking at every level of society, according to French business consultant Emmanuel Bonnet.


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British style: Austerity wears a party mask
The public outcry from the U.K. these days isn’t all about budget cuts. There are celebrations going on…which could mean a soft landing to the proposed austerity measures.


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Business and the euro
The euro has become a political football these days, but some of the players in that game have businesses to run. What is their end game?


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Refugees
Refugees.
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Ejercicio de escucha - El carnet por puntos (2)
Hace algún tiempo en España se introdujo el carnet de conducir por puntos. En este vídeo del Ministerio del Interior se explica el cómo y el porqué. 1:08
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How to Make Your Own Comic Book
Zoom Rockman, the nine-year old who makes and sells his own comic book -- the Zoom -- gives you his top tips for getting started on one of your very own.  This would be good to show to students to get them brainstorming about what their own comic books might look like. 
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Brian Schmidt: The accelerating Universe - Vice-Chancellor's Lecture Series
ANU Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt gives a Vice-Chancellor's Public Lecture. The talk is titled 'The accelerating Universe'. In 1998 two teams traced back the expansion of the universe over billions of years and discovered that it was accelerating. It was a startling discovery that suggests that more than 70 per cent of the cosmos is contained in a previously unknown form of matter, called Dark Energy. In this talk, Brian Schmidt, leader of the High-Redshift Supernova Search Team, des
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Curiosity Has Landed
Get a behind the scenes look a the tension, anticipation and exhilaration experienced by scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. during the Curiosity rover's harrowing descent through the Martian atmosphere -- known as "Seven 
Minutes of Terror." News of Curiosity's safe touchdown following the 13-thousand-to-zero-mile-an-hour descent to the Red Planet's surface brought elation and high-fives all around. Curiosity begins a two-year investi

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Drugstore Education

[This article is excerpted from chapter 8 of The Theory of Education in the United States (1931).]

We may now take a rapid glance at the actual state of things which all thes
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Complex Number and Complex Plane
Ricardo von Borries
Interactive simulation showing the location of a complex number in the complex plane, its real and imaginary parts, and corresponding magnitude and phase.
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U.S. Day Ahead: Get set for a possible rally
Aug. 9 - Now that the S&P has broken a key technical level, the bears could find they have nowhere to go, according to Reuters Correspondent Ed Krudy.
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Disciplinary Thinking - Values: presentation
Title: Disciplinary Thinking - Values: presentation Description: Presentation slides for a workshop on values in HE teaching and academic practice Theme: Values Subject: HE - Education Author: Colleen McKenna & Jane Hughes: HEDERA, 2012 Audience: Educational developers within accredited programmes and courses in higher education Issue Date: 24/05/2012 Last updated Date: 02/08/2012 Version: Final PSF Mapping: A1, A4, A5, K1, PV1, PV2, PV4 License: Creative
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Rounding Numbers
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President Lambert discusses Elon's strength as a "best-value" university
In his opening address on Aug. 20, 2012, President Leo M. Lambert discussed the importance of financial policies that enable Elon to maintain its affordable cost.
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System Design Proposal for an Urban Information Platform: A systems proposal
This paper focuses on information modelling and proposes a system design for an urban model encompassing multi-scale data. The system employs procedural modelling on top of GIS information to allow different simulation tools to interact with the data. This is a promising approach for an urban information platform integrating multi-scale urban information to support different simulations important in urban design. In an initial instance the information platform is used to scale-up and scale-down
Author(s): Aschwanden, Gideon ; Zhong, Chen ; Papadopoulou, M

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Tower Views - Welcome Back Students
In this edition of Tower Views, Larry Burns vice president of external affairs, is on location all around campus, asking students how their first week back to school was.
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