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1.8 Surface run-off
Without it we are dead! Water is essential, but what processes must it go through to become fit for human consumption? This unit will guide you through the continuous cycling of water between land, open water surfaces and the sea before moving on to an overview of the water treatment and supply process.
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Global Language: An Interview with Heidi Byrnes
German professor Heidi Byrnes discusses the ways in which learning global languages is relative to international communication; especially as it relates to diplomacy, economics, world trade, and the military.
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Indian power
Nirmalya Kumar, Professor of Marketing, shares the essence of what he learned from 10 trips to India to interview more than 30 CEOs and top executives who are unleashing the new global power of Indian firms

Energy resources: Alternative energy in perspective
Alternative energy sources are seen by many people as potential solutions to the many economic and environmental challenges posed by the current dominance of world energy supply by fossil and nucler fuels. Just how realistic are these hopes? This unit summarises the technical and geographic challenges posed by each alternative source. It is left to you to judge the feasiibility of imploementing these changes against the claims for 'alternative' solutions to global energy challenges that are regu
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Water use and the water cycle
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future.
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Hearing on “Worker Cooperatives – Is This A Model That Can Lift Families Out Of Poverty?
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Urban Unrest
While the 1960s saw young people "tune out" by way of the hippie counterculture, other segments of society were also calling for change. Both ethnic minorities and women were hard at work challenging what they saw as unjust laws and unfair treatment by society (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)

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Morfolog?a de Datos y Desterritorializaci?n: Integrando sentido al dise?o param?trico [Data Morpholo
This paper reflects about the potential of integrating meaning into parametrics that can be produced by the linkage between information visualization interfaces and custom parametric modeling systems. The inclusion of unstable semantics from web-based geo-referenced information is proposed, as driver for producing extreme differentiation and systemic complexity in contemporary design practices.
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ISS Update: Logistics Reduction and Repurposing (Part 2)
Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean interviews Sarah Shull, Deputy Project Manager Logistics Reduction and Repurposing. Shull, who is with the Advanced Exploration Systems, discusses the Logistics to Living tests from the Deep Space Habitat mockup at Johnson Space Center. Watch Part 1 of the interview... http://youtu.be/P0_6XEx0_kA
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Branding for good: An approach for the social sector
The meteoric expansion of the social sector has produced a proliferation of similar solutions and services that rival the sameness in most commercial sectors. NGOs risk commoditization if they do not adopt modern branding practices to assert enduring, differentiated identities. Branding and marketing expert Noah Manduke will provide practical frameworks that social businesses, and nonprofits can use to define, dramatize, and deliver their unique, essential value. Real cases will demonstrate how
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Lecture 17 - 11/23/2010
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Learning outcomes
Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this unit you will learn the basic chemistry of how these components work together, starting with a chemical compound we are all very familiar with – water.
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Outsourcing Governance - limitations to new models of ethical governance in global supply chains
Colloquia Week 2 TT10 - Outsourcing Governance - limitations to new models of ethical governance in global supply chains
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Target Earth: The Grand Scale Problems of the 21st Century
At the start of the 21st century, humankind finds itself on a non-sustainable course - a course that, unless it is changed, will lead to catastrophes of awesome consequences. Severe climate change, water shortages, mass famines, global pandemics, global terrorism... All these mega-problems are interrelated and need a long-term view of the future. They are global problems and cannot be solved by one country alone. This could be humanity's last century, or it could be the century in which civiliz
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Nancy Youssef and Dr. Jim Yong Kim
The JOURNAl takes a hard look at the state of affairs in ever-divided Afghanistan with McClatchy DC Pentagon correspondent Nancy Youssef. And, global health specialist and Dartmouth College president Dr. Jim Yong Kim shares his expertise in public health.
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7.342 Reading the Blueprint of Life: Transcription, Stem Cells and Differentiation (MIT)
In this course, we will address how transcriptional regulators both prohibit and drive differentiation during the course of development. How does a stem cell know when to remain a stem cell and when to become a specific cell type? Are there global differences in the way the genome is read in multipotent and terminally differentiated cells? We will explore how stem cell pluripotency is preserved, how master regulators of cell-fate decisions execute developmental programs, and how chromatin regula
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When Local and Global Justice Meet
Dr Phil Clark gives his talk entitled; 'When local and global justice meet: Field Findings from Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo'. Part of the 2009 Taking Stock of Transitional Justice conference
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1.3.2 Exploring other activities

After trying Activity 3 you may want to explore some of the other resources given or even develop your own, in which case the Global Dimension section of the ASE site or the New Scientist online may be helpful starting points.

One way of bringing global science into the classroom is by using ‘off-the-shelf’ activities that:

  • exemplify curriculum content – for example, iron was extracted from its ore in a precursor of the blast
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1.3.1 Teaching global science

Science draws on a rich cultural heritage and continues to be a global endeavour. How can you bring global science to life for your students?

Activity 3 will help to bring a global perspective to your science curriculum.

Click "view document" to open 'Investigating Housing in Saudi Arabia'.

Click "view document" to open 'How can a mobile phone kill a gorilla …'.

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