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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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European Exploration: The Age of Discovery App for iPad
'Explore the new world as a European power in the 15th Century by funding and sending expeditions out into the unknown. Hire captains, build ships and outfit voyages to learn of the wonders of the new world. Expeditions can be dangerous however, so be careful or else Europe may never hear of your discoveries!This game is made possible with an Enhancing Education Through Technology competitive grant from the Virginia Department of Education.Virginia SOLs TargetedSTANDARD WHII.4aThe student will d
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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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Capoeira Facts : History of Capoeira
The history of capoeira begins with Afro-Brazilian slaves that needed to disguise self-defense training with graceful, dance-like moves. Understand how capoeira came to be. Run time 01:56.
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Introduction to Factoring Trinomials - Yay Math
Removing common factors and using FOIL to reverse engineer trinomials to find the factors. White board in a class setting, some interaction, engaging, several examples of increasing complexity. The discussion is clear and understandable. Preview - full version at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5372924760957296665&q=source:012956945238798337823&hl=en Produced by Robert Ahdoot, yaymath.org
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4.6 The Terror in action

The year of authorised state terror from July 1793 to July 1794 was ‘the climactic year of the Revolution’ (Palmer, 1971, p. 113). Under the Committee of Public Safety, now including Robespierre, ‘revolutionary tribunals’, backed in every commune by a ‘revolutionary committee’ or ‘watch committee’ (comité de surveillance), were set up throughout France, staffed by members of the local Jacobin clubs and the sans-culottes to root out counter-revolutionaries, real
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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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3.3 Ancient places

In the previous section you have been studying time: now you need to move on to that other great regulator of human activity – place. You may already have a firm grip of the geography of the Mediterranean region and this will give you a head start, but as you will discover, places in the past were not the same as they are now. The course team have prepared a variety of learning materials for registered students to master the geography of the ancient Mediterranean, and this unit gives you a
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Timer+ App for iOS
'Set multiple timers at once! Time by the second, minute or hour. Runs in the background so you’re free to use other apps. Comes with 7 alarms.Downloaded over 3 million times! Get the humble little app that’s repeatedly rated 5-stars by users.Create, label and reuse timers for anything – yoga stretches, timed quizzes, cooking rice, napping, therapeutic treatments or remembering to take your pills.Perfect for busy people, multi-taskers and forgetful folks.'
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El Uso de Scaners y Ploteadores Tridimensionales en Talleres de Dise?o Iniciales (The Use of Three-d
The paper makes reference to the introduction of a new pedagogical strategy in the teaching of fundamental design in early design studios. The authors recognizes a relationship between the creative process and the media that supports the design process, and proposes the use of 3-dimensional scanners and plotters (rapid prototyping) for interfacing between the use of digital and analogue media. The paper suggests that in such learning environment the students will learn to design without the limi
Author(s): Angulo, Antonieta H. and V?squez de Velasco, Guill

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Herds, Packs, and Gaggles
Join Doc Sanders in Ohio as he examines the special relationships people have with animals on the farm. Whether it's milk, meat, or a Christmas sweater, these animals provide us with the essentials.  The video shows sheep shearing and the spinning of wool, unusual farm animals like lama and alpaca, the raising of livestock like baby pigs, and the encouragement of programs like 4-H. Run time 06:50.
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4.6.1 Remarks

  1. We already know that the characteristic numbers are topological invariants, that is, any two homeomorphic surfaces have the same values for the characteristic numbers. Thus it is solely the converse, namely if two surfaces have the same values for the characteristic numbers then they are homeomorphic, that we have to prove.

  2. It follows from the Author(s): The Open University

2.2 Using the equals sign

As mentioned previously, one of the most misused mathematical symbols is the equals sign, =. It stands for the verb ‘equals’ or the phrase ‘is equal to’ or ‘which equals’, and so it should only come between two things that are equal.

Example 2

Which of the equals signs should not be
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Pressing onwards

Activity 15

  1. Work through Sections 1.6 and 1.7 of the Calculator Book, using the method suggested above of glancing ahead-pressing on-glancing back, if you find it useful.

  2. A num
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An introduction to minerals and rocks under the microscope
Experience the study of minerals using a polarising microscope. While the study of minerals can involve electron or ion beam chemical analysis, the polarising microscope remains the prime tool for the study of rock thin sections and is the foundation of learning to recognise, characterise and identify rocks. First published on Tue, 0
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Terry Hodgkinson Inaugural Lecture
Terry has led the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, as its Chair for seven years, overseeing the Agency in growing the economy of the Yorkshire and Humber region. He was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2010 with the award of a CBE for services to business and regeneration and was recently appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. He has recently launched his new business, entitled ‘Inspiration for Industry Education and Regeneration’. He holds a Visiting P
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Philosophy: The nature of persons
What is a person? This unit examines this philosophical question concerning the nature of personhood. You will examine whether a ‘person’ is the same as a ‘human being’, and look at whether it is our free will that in the end defines us as a ‘person’. First published on Wed, 22 Jun 2011 as Author(s): Creator not set

Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Worksheet for Bigger Room
Light Intensity Survey worksheet, activity including resources, for bigger room
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2.1 Introduction

In all the analysis of stellar properties discussed so far we have made an implicit assumption – that light emitted by a star is not changed between its emission and its arrival outside the Earth's atmosphere, except by the inverse square law (i.e. it is reduced by a factor of d2, where d is the distance to the star) and by the Doppler effect. However, this may not be the case.

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The second Space symposium- learning spaces
This presentation discusses the various elements that deem enterprise education spaces as fit for purpose
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