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
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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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"Spiders" Written by Dina Anastasio Read Aloud
What is a spider? This read aloud helps to answer basic questions about spiders. Students will enjoy the real life photographs of these amazing arachnids. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and will help to make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (6:30)
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Will It Conduct?
Students build their own simple conductivity tester and explore whether given solid materials and solutions are good conductors of electricity.
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The Old Deeside Railway
Photos and information about the The Old Deeside Railway
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Research methodologies for evaluating enterprise education: a tale of a study.
This paper reports on the experience of the researchers in designing and applying a research approach for evaluating a project using a longitudinal design
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To whisk your way around
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Acknowledgements

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence

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2.2 An example ecosystem: the rockpool
What is ecology and why is it important to our understanding of the world around us? This unit looks at how we can study ecosystems to explore the effect that humans are having on the environment.
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References

Coffman, K. G. and Odlyzko, A. (1998) ‘The size and growth rate of the Internet’, First Monday, Vol. 3, Issue 10, http://firstmonday.org
ITU-T 1–150 (1999) B-ISDN Asynchronous Transfer Mode Functional Characteristics, ITU-T.
ITU-T X.200 (1994) Open Systems Interconnection – Model and Notation, ITU-T. (Also known as ISO/IEC 7498–1.)
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Ice Drillers are Hard Core
Deciphering the secrets of past climate hidden in ice cores depends on the technical skills and ingenuity under pressure of drillers from ICDS, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Ice Coring and Drilling Services. In this video, ICDS staffers Lou, Mike and Jay explain why they enjoy the life of drillers, braving extreme cold in some of the remotest regions of the globe. Mike says drilling requires both science and art, and why he keeps his hand on the cable even when it's minus 20; Lou talks a
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • evaluate technical descriptions of communication protocols and demonstrate your understanding of their operation;

  • describe the characteristics of circuit-switched and packet-switched networks, and of connectionless and connection-oriented modes in packet-switched networks;

  • describe the role played by primitives in the OSI reference model;

  • explain how ‘vertical’ and ‘hori
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1.1 La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

In this session you are going to learn how to describe places, in terms of both appearance and function, starting with a new technology park in Valencia, la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, a wonderful example of modern Spanish architecture.

Key learning points

  • Description of a famous public place

  • Adjectives: gender and number

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Orion: Exploring Beyond
As NASA continues building the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System rocket and a revolutionized launch site, we are now only a few years away from sending humans to an asteroid and one day Mars. With "Orion: Exploring Beyond" take a look at what the first steps on those journeys will look like.
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Who Wears These Shoes?: Group Activity--Building Comprehension by Making Inferences (Virtual Tour)
Students build skills essential to reading comprehension by inferring who wore a given pair of shoes and providing evidence to support their ideas.This is a great resource to help enhance literacy instruction in the classroom. (1:11)
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