Why Study Icons with Dr Mary Cunningham
Icons -- religious images from the eastern Churches -- are far more than religious images as seen in western churches: they enable an encounter between the observer and the mystery. In this video, Mary Cunningham, an expert on Orthodoxy, introduces them.
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Race activists want more black models
June 20 - Black rights campaigners in Brazil criticize labels at Sao Paulo Fashion Week for casting a small number of dark-skinned models and demand 20 percent quotas for future shows. Tara Cleary reports.
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De justes inégalités

John Rawls est un auteur américain qui a réveillé la philosophie politique, qui a pris au sérieux les critiques de ses contempteurs, et qui s'est impliqué dans la vie politique américaine. C'est un auteur classique, qui doit beaucoup à la pensée de Kant.
Son ouvrage le plus connu, Théorie de la justice, répond à une question fondamentale de la philosophie politique : selon quels principes ordonner une société juste ? Trois grands principes, que l'auteur écartera successi
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An introduction to social work in Wales
Respecting the individuality of each person is a central value of social work but, as the term suggests, social work is not only about individual perspectives: it also takes place in a social context. Society, demography, geography, national legislation, national policy, and language all play an important part, both in the lives of service users and carers and in the practice of social work practitioners. This free course, An introduction to social work in Wales, will introduce you to the import
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18.443 Statistics for Applications (MIT)
This course provides a broad treatment of statistics, concentrating on specific statistical techniques used in science and industry. The course topics include hypothesis testing and estimation. It also includes confidence intervals, chi-square tests, nonparametric statistics, analysis of variance, regression, and correlation.
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3.00 Thermodynamics of Materials (MIT)
Treatment of the laws of thermodynamics and their applications to equilibrium and the properties of materials. Provides a foundation to treat general phenomena in materials science and engineering, including chemical reactions, magnetism, polarizability, and elasticity. Develops relations pertaining to multiphase equilibria as determined by a treatment of solution thermodynamics. Develops graphical constructions that are essential for the interpretation of phase diagrams. Treatment includes elec
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Hydrophone spatial averaging corrections from 1 to 100 MHz
The purpose of this work was to develop and experimentally verify a set of robust and readily applicable spatial averaging models to account for ultrasonic hydrophone probe's finite aperture in acoustic field measurements in the frequency range 1 - 100 MHz. Electronically and mechanically focused acoustic sources of different geometries were considered. The geometrics included single element circular sources and rectangular shape tranducers that were representative of ultrasound imaging arrays u
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18.05 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (MIT)
This course provides an elementary introduction to probability and statistics with applications. Topics include: basic probability models; combinatorics; random variables; discrete and continuous probability distributions; statistical estimation and testing; confidence intervals; and an introduction to linear regression.
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3.3 Specialisation within language areas: aphasia

Aphasia is caused by localised brain damage, for example due to a stroke or an automobile accident. General intellectual functioning is not necessarily impaired, as the person can still perform non-linguistic tasks. Nor is the understanding and production of language necessarily completely abolished. Instead, there are highly specific patterns of impairment in the way language is processed.

Aphasia is divided into two main types, fluent and non-fluent. For reasons which will become appa
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3.4 Databases

At a basic level, a database is a collection of information which can be searched. It is a way of storing, indexing, organising and retrieving information. You may have created one yourself to keep track of your references - or your friends' names and addresses. They are useful for finding articles on a topic, and can be used to search for many different types of information.

You may find some of the following databases useful for your topic. They contain different types of information
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Hope for 2012
Duke faith leaders share their wishes for the new year.
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TALAT Lecture 1601: Process modelling applied to age hardening aluminium alloys
This lecture describes the methodology for physical modelling of materials problems, with particular emphasis on heat treatment and welding of age hardening alloys materials; it establishes mathematical relations between different process variables (e.g. alloy composition, heat treatment procedure, welding conditions) and the alloy strength or hardness, based on sound physical principles (e.g. thermodynamics, kinetic theory, dislocation mechanics); it motivates faster process development, optimi
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Convex optimization I : EE364A : Linear systems and optimization
This lecture course on convex optimisation is made available as part of Stanford Engineering Everywhere, an initiative from Stanford University licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States licence. The course introduces a special class of mathematical optimisation problems, convex optimisation, including the basic concepts and theorems. The topics of the course include convex sets, convex functions, convex optimisation problems, duality, approximation and fitting, statistical
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Cold War: Red China - part 1/5
1949 - 1972 Chinese communists win the longest civil war in 20th century history. Mao's land reforms are popular but in 1958, he embarks on a series of catastrophic changes. China maintains an incrasingly uneasy relationship with the Soviet Union. In 1960, the Sino-Soviet split paves the way for President Nixon's historic visit to Beijing.
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A Fractured Future: climate change in an age of fossil fuel abundance [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Browne of Madingley | Editor's note: We appologise for the explicit language used in part of the question and answer session. In 1997, Lord Browne broke ranks with the rest of the oil industry and acknowledged the risk posed by the climate change. In this lecture he will reflect on the progress made since that speech, and the prospects for the future. John Browne is a former chief executive of BP.
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The Mindset of Internationally Successful Companies
Risk management for going global requires a delicate balance of detail-oriented preparation and openness to uncertainty.
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8.952 Particle Physics of the Early Universe (MIT)
This course covers the basics of general relativity, standard big bang cosmology, thermodynamics of the early universe, cosmic background radiation, primordial nucleosynthesis, basics of the standard model of particle physics, electroweak and QCD phase transition, basics of group theory, grand unified theories, baryon asymmetry, monopoles, cosmic strings, domain walls, axions, inflationary universe, and structure formation.
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References

Gould, P. and White, R. (1974) Mental Maps, Harmondsworth, Penguin.
Knox, P. and Agnew, J. (1989) The Geography of the World Economy, London, Edward Arnold.
Further reading
Smith, R. (1997) Simple Map Reading, Edinburgh, HMSO. This is a short handbook on the techniques of map reading, explained in a straig
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Voeding : Het mysterie op ons bord
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Vanwaar komt toch al dat voedsel? Dat vraagt Simon uit Brazilië zich af wanneer hij in de supermarkt rondloopt.

Zijn moeder heeft het te druk om die vraag te beantwoorden. Dus vraagt Simon het aan jouw klas. Zet je speurneus …


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Virtual Maths, Cylinder Voids - Calculating volume
Interactive simulation with exercises and video demonstrating the use of auger piling and showing how to calculate the volume of cocrete needed to fill the cylindrical voids.
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