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Home Schooling Study Skills
This two minute video is about study skills for home schooling
includes keeping a regular schedule, keeping the focus on learning
throughout the day and using outside resources, such as libraries and
museums.

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5.7 Emergency planning – the process

Usually, when emergency plans are prepared the hazards already exist, and may have been there for some time. The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stores in the middle of many cities are a classic example. They ‘grew’ in the former coal yards adjacent to railways. Their presence may be accepted, whereas a new development with similar hazard potential might give rise to objections.

In the preparation of plans, the phenomenon known as ‘agenda setting’ must be taken into account. This
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1.3.2 β pleated sheets

Another common secondary structure is the β pleated sheet, which contains extended stretches of polypeptide chain with hydrogen bonds between neighbouring strands. In parallel β pleated sheet, polypeptide strands run in the same direction (i.e. from N- to C-terminus) whereas in antiparallel β pleated sheet, neighbouring strands extend in opposite directions (Author(s): The Open University

Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, rectangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a rectangle
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Detecting Down’s syndrome in the unborn fetus
Downs syndrome is the condition that is screened for the most in pregnant women because of the increased risk with the increasing age of mothers. This free course, Detecting Downs syndrome in the unborn fetus, describes several bioanalytical tests, and how these are used in conjunction with scans to screen and diagnose the condition.Author(s): Creator not set

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Thais celebrate king's 87th birthday despite his absence
Thais gather to celebrate King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 87th birthday despite news that he canceled a public appearance on advice of doctors. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and i
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State of Wisconsin eFile
See how citizens in the State of Wisconsin improve their tax filing experience via the state's efile initiative developed with Adobe LiveCycle.
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1.5.1 The co-production of meaning

The third sense in which discourse is a social action refers to the origins of meanings. Meaning emerges from complex social and historical processes. It is conventional and normative. We have some idea what it signifies to say Prince Charles is a proud man because we are members of a speaking community and culture which has agreed associations for ‘proud man’. We draw on those to make sense. Meaning is also relational. Proud signifies as it does because of the existence of other t
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Microencapsulation for therapeutic applications
Microencapsulation has proved to be a powerful technique in the field of drug delivery. A great deal of research is directed towards studying the use of various microencapsulation systems for that purpose. This study investigates the use of microencapsulation in alginate for protein delivery and delivery of gene therapy products for the treatment of spinal cord injury. Liposomes were encapsulated in alginate to form a drug delivery system which allows for multiple control points for drug release
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Revelations Sculpture from the RMIT Collection Panel, feat - Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Lisa Roet, Don
Sculptors Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Lisa Roet, Don Gore and Dan Wollmering are represented in the new RMIT Gallery exhibition Revelations: Sculpture From The RMIT Art Collection. In this panel they join exhibition curator Jon Buckingham to discuss stylistic and formal developments in sculpture and reflect on their own work.
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Lincoln-Douglas Debate of 1858
This video is accompanied by text. "The Dred Scott case played a pivotal role in the 1858 Illinois senate race and in the 1860 presidential election. Eyeing Stephen Douglas’s seat in the Senate, Abraham Lincoln challenged the incumbent to a series of debates. The two politicians differed in almost every respect. Lincoln, a tall and lanky Republican with a high-pitched voice, relied on his wit and integrity to provide a comforting sense of sincerity. Douglas, meanwhile, was a short, barrel-ches
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4.1 Introduction

Many of you will already be familiar with event processing if you have developed visual interfaces with the later versions of Java. Developing such an interface consists of a number of steps:

  • A visual object such as a button is placed in a container such as an applet or a
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1 Wind energy

Wind energy was the fastest growing power source at the start of the 21st century, yet wind-driven mills and pumps, and nautical sails for transport were, along with waterwheels, the first mechanical devices to power industrial production. The advantages of harnessing wind energy are obvious; it is free, clean and widely available (but see later). Although a favoured source of 'green' energy, the increasing deployment of wind turbines where they are most efficient, on hilltops and coasts, tog
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4.2 Experimental domestication of foxes

In 1959, the Russian geneticist Dmitri K. Belyaev (1917–1985) launched a long-term experiment to tame captive-bred red foxes by selecting for a single behavioural trait: lack of fear and aggression towards humans. Over 40 years, more than 45 000 foxes were bred in captivity at a remote farm near Novosibirsk, Siberia. Various behavioural, physiological and morphological characters were studied in each fox. Selection for tameness was strict: each animal was assessed once a month for seven mon
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Online information retrieval: identification of measures that discriminate among users with differen
The major goal of this research was to discover those behaviors associated with the process of online bibliographic searching that are correlated with success. In the assumption that more experienced searchers are more successful, the major research objectives were to identify (1) the differences among the searches of users of online systems who have different amounts of overall experience and (2) the differences between the searches of persons with and without experience on the data base being
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2.1 The cotton industry

Owen personified one of the key Enlightenment notions of belief in progress. Economic progress, as anticipated by Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations (1776), arose partly from industrialisation. Britain was the first country to experience an ‘Industrial Revolution’, which was at its most dynamic during our period. It gradually transformed production from small-scale, craft-based activity to mass manufacture. While many economic activities were subsequently affected, it was in the textil
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Courthouse erupts with joy at Al Jazeera journalists release
Relatives and friends of two Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, say they are ecstatic at the decision of an Egyptian court to release the men after more than 400 days in jail, even though the case against them is still pending. Rough Cut (No reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provi
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EN-5. The new medical landscape, emerging risks and diseases (Vidéo)

Bernard Swynghedauw proposes an overview of the epidemiological transitions over the last centuries, with a decrease of the mortality linked to the infections, and an increase of the mortality linked to the chronic non-communicable diseases. This is a radical change of the medical landscape.


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Harry Belafonte- Civil Rights Roundtable
Harry Belafonte gives his view, as part of a civil rights roundtable discussion. August 1963
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4.2 A resting heart rate

We can understand the role of the athlete's heart in sport a little more clearly by looking at typical heart rates for trained athletes compared with heart rates for non-athletes. A commonly used measure of heart efficiency is called the resting heart rate. This is the number of times per minute that the heart beats when a person is relaxed and resting. The heart rate for a reasonably healthy adult when they are relaxed and resting is in the range of 55–65 beats per minute. This means that
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