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2.3 Greenfreeze: the Greens fight back
Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day find out how we have changed the planet.
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Glass transition: deformation of a rubber ball well above Tg. Bounce close up
Part of a series of videos showing the glass transition in polymers, and the resulting change in energy dissipation on impact: Close up video at one tenth actual speed of ball bouncing well above Tg (i.e. when rubbery). The conformation of the polymer chains changes, and the deformation of the ball can clearly be seen. From TLP: The Glass Transition in Polymers, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/glass-transition/demos.php Courtesy of DoITPoMS, The University of Cambridge. Released under C
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Engineering: The challenge of temperature
Engineering is about extending the horizons of society by solving technical problems, ranging from the meeting of basic human needs for food and shelter to the generation of wealth by trade. This unit looks at the impact of changes in temperature on a variety of objects and looks at the problem of boiling water.
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3.6 Indicators
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
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Engineering is about extending the horizons of society by solving technical problems, ranging from the meeting of basic human needs for food and shelter to the generation of wealth by trade. This unit looks at the impact of changes in temperature on a variety of objects and looks at the problem of boiling water.
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Mahnaz Afkhami: Leading the Way
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with Mahnaz Afkhami, longtime advocate for the advancement of women's political participation in the Middle East and North Africa, about what participatory, democratic leadership looks like and its past and potential impact in the world today.

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4.4 The politics of disability
Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication – whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service – means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This unit explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.
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4.1 What is disability?
Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication – whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service – means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This unit explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.
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3.5 Gender and power
Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication – whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service – means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This unit explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.
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3.4 Where does gender come from?
Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication – whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service – means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This unit explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.
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What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a ‘hangover’ to cirrhosis this unit looks at the harmful effects of alcohol both in the short and long term.
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The Enlightenment
The unit will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time, we offer a 'map' of the conceptual territory and the intellectual and cultural climate. We will examine the impact of Enlightenment on a variety of areas including science, religion, the classics, art and nature. Finally, we will examine the forces of change which led from Enlightenment to Romanticism.
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Religion today: Themes and issues
There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false delusion completely out of place. However, religion still arouses passion and causes controversy; it controls and transforms lives. An informed understanding of the contemporary world thus requires an appreciation of the role of religion in shaping ideas, world-views and actions that have an impact on the social as well as on the personal life of the i
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Introduction
This unit examines the area of the brain based learning with a particular focus on the development of the young child's brain and is of particular relevance to those who work with young children. We begin by looking at the structure and functions of the brain, and the impact that sensory deprivation can have on these. We consider the implications of current understandings of brain development for teaching and learning, particularly in an early years setting, and finish by exploring the value of
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Episode 145: Load Testing with Chuck Sterling | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

In this episode Nick Harris and Chris Risner are joined by Chuck Sterling, a Program Manager for Visual Studio.  In this video, Chuck demonstrates creating an on-premises load test and then take it to the cloud with Azure.  Chuck starts by creating a test in Visual St
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The concept of innovation
Just what is innovation? This unit examines the issues surrounding the concept of innovation. What is the difference between innovation and invention? How are organisations affected by innovation: are all of the outcomes positive? You will learn how to analyse this concept and its impact on resources, capabilities and competencies.
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Sudan's Lost Boys cast votes in U.S.
A group of Sudanese "Lost Boys", displaced by civil war and living in the U.S., travel from Philadelphia to Alexandria, Virginia to cast their votes on whether Sudan should secede from the north.
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Recycling Water: One Step to Making Biofuels a Reality
Manuel Vasquez, Undergraduate in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, presents his research supported by a 2013-2014 Water Sustainability Program Student Fellowship. See link to the research report. https://wsp.arizona.edu/sites/wsp.arizona.edu/files/file/SZiaja_WSP2014_Report.pdf
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The wrecks are talking: Why road crashes happen and what can be done about it.
There are many different factors that contribute to a vehicle accident and its impact on victims. What are those factors and how can we learn from them? For over 30 years, the University of Adelaide's Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) has conducted extensive investigations into more than 2,000 crashes on South Australian roads. It's vital work, with communities everywhere understandably calling for improved road safety to reduce unacceptable human and financial costs. Happily, progres
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Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro
The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on the European economy? This unit looks at the key developments in the economy since that date and examines the challenges of economic policy formation and governance of the EU's expanding economy.
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