Bill Bolling, Founder and Executive Director, Atlanta Community Food Bank - IMPACT
March 9, 2011 - IMPACT presents Bill Bolling, Founder and Executive Director, Atlanta Community Food Bank Bill Bolling is the founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and has served as its executive director since 1979. In this capacity he oversees the distribution of millions of pounds of good but unmarketable food and grocery products each year through a network of more than 700 nonprofit partner organizations that feed the hungry, as well as other food banks throughout the southeast
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Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble: The International Boiling Point Project
People from all over the world boil water at different elevations and post data to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point. Anyone can boil water, record information, and send it in for inclusion in the database of results. Students can analyze all the data to answer the question: What causes a pot of water to boil? Participation is invited at any time during the project's three-month sp
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4.6 Conclusion to Section 4
Optical-fibre communications became commercially viable in the 1970s and innovation continues today. This unit will illustrate how very high data rates can be transmitted over long distances through optical fibres. You will learn how these fibres are linked, examine the technology used and assess the future direction of this continually developing area of communication.
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Next Steps
This unit introduces you to analysing academic writing and, in particular, the way an article might be structured to clearly explain an investigation to other researchers. It explores observation of children and young people using qualitative observation approaches in small-scale studies.
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First briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part three, Professor Lucrezia Reichlin
Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics interprets the latest economic statistics in relation to other recent recessions and suggests a second dip in 2009 is possible

Coalition air strike hits Libya rebels
A NATO-led air strike killed 13 Libyan rebels in an increasingly chaotic battle with Muammar Gaddafi's forces over the oil town of Brega. Jon Decker reports.
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6 Technical glossary
Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your course, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. This unit can be used in conjunction with the ‘More working with charts, graphs and tables’ unit, which looks into more ways to present statistical information and shows y
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5.2 Summary
Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your course, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. This unit can be used in conjunction with the ‘More working with charts, graphs and tables’ unit, which looks into more ways to present statistical information and shows y
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Banking
How did our banking system get established? Who regulates banks? Is my money safe?
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Exercise in Register and Style
Exercise for students concerning the idea of writing in a specific register and style for a specific readership.
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True/False Diary - practice talking about routine
True/False Diary - practice talking about routine.
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Deer are herbivores, meaning they graze on plants. Deer are consumed by coyotes, which use their keen eyesight and speed to attack the deer.
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The HoloGlobe Project
These animations were produced for the Smithsonian Institution's HoloGlobe Exhibit which opened to the public on August 10, 1996 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The various data sets show progressive global change mapped onto a rotating globe and projected into space to create a holographic image of the Earth. The exhibit shows that Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. The exhibit has
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5.5 Energy budgeting – the benefits of hibernation and torpor
Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals. This unit builds on and develops ideas introduced in the
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Making Decisions: Packaging and the Environment
This activity has students redesign and justify the packaging currently used in some consumer products. Design criteria include reducing the amount of packaging material by 25%.
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Don't Crack Humpty
Student groups are provided with a generic car base. The groups then design a device/enclosure that will protect an egg on or in the car as it is rolled down a ramp at increasing slopes. Students will be expected to perform basic mathematical calculations using their data.
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Super Cloth - Partners Video Magazine
Using nanotechnology, Cornell scientists created a fabric that can detect biohazards like E. coli and other pathogens. Super Cloth is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, The Science of Small. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html
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3.1 Who will make the decisions?
Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil fuels. We have to alter the whole path of our development and decision making in order to make our societies both environmentally adaptable and sustainable. This unit takes on the task of trying to chart some of the ways in which it might be possible.
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2.2 Vibrant civil societies and a networked globe
Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil fuels. We have to alter the whole path of our development and decision making in order to make our societies both environmentally adaptable and sustainable. This unit takes on the task of trying to chart some of the ways in which it might be possible.
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