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Global Warming: Science and the Message
When you hear the words "Climate Change", what do you think of - last week's, thunderstorm, or something longer-term? Do you think the media gives credence to climate change deniers? In this video Dr Ben Newell from UNSW's School of Psychology talks about the difficulties for climate scientists in cutting through misconception and misinformation to get their messages across. Dr Newell has written a paper on the Psychology of Global Warming with Professor Andy Pitman of the UNSW Climate Chang
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Safety Signs and Information: Understanding Saftey Signs
Understanding Safety Signs. Topic 2, extracted from the Safety Signs and Information resource. In this topic you will understand the appropriate action to take for common safety signs.
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Understanding 2 and 3 dimensional engineering drawings
There are several ways to draw 3 dimensional objects, eg, using perspective, isometric or oblique drawing methods. In engineering, a technique called orthographic projection is used to show a three dimensional object as a two dimensional drawing. Orthographic projection allows all possible views of a three dimensional object to be shown in a two dimensional drawing.
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The Global Challenge: No Facts
The Global Policy dialogues are a unique series of exchanges bringing together today's most preeminent scholars and practitioners to discuss pressing questions of policy, with the aim of advancing our understanding of the underlying issues and offering innovative solutions to global challenges. Hernando de Soto is currently President of the ILD —headquartered in Lima, Peru— considered by The Economist as one of the two most important think tanks in the world.
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Global Development Policies and Social Injustice
The Sixth Goal of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases such as tuberculosis. In Bolivia, a country with a population of over 8,000,000 people, it was claimed in 2006 that there were 2366 confirmed cases of HIV. According to the World Health Organization, Bolivia is considered to be a country with a low incidence of the virus affecting 0.10% of the adult population. In contrast, it has been estimated that 50% of the population is infected
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“This Wormy World”: Global Atlas of Worm Infections
A global atlas of worm infections has been launched by scientists working in London and Nairobi. Simon Brooker of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine tells Peter Goodwin about “This Wormy World”, a new on-line atlas that makes it easier for health workers to plan campaigns – such as programmes for de-worming school [...]
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Global Knowledge for Global Change
The Institute of Development Studies Director - Professor Lawrence Haddad - talks about IDS' new strategy for 2010-2015.
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11.975 Feeding Cities in the Global South: Challenges and Opportunities for Action in Cartagena (MIT
The purpose of this seminar is to provide a context for understanding the challenges of urban food provisioning from a perspective of sustainability and social inclusion in cities of the global South. The seminar will be specifically geared towards preparing students for direct participation in urban markets and food policy project intervention in Cartagena, Colombia. To learn more about the Cartagena Practicum, visit the class website.

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Understanding the Molecular Networks of Hydrogen Production
Eric Schadt, Ph.D., Pacific Biosciences Environmental concerns over the use of fossil fuels and their role in climate change have sparked research on the development of alternative fuels. Hydrogen is a clean burning alternative fuel that can be produced in large amounts by some bacteria. We have embarked on a systems level approach to dissect metabolic and regulatory networks necessary for nitrogenase-catalyzed hydrogen production by the bacterium Rhodopseudomonas. Rhodopseudomonas is an ideal
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TGC Salzburg: Global Community
Thunderbird Global Council members talk Sept. 16, 2010, about ways to build a global community of lifelong learners.
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TGC Salzburg: Global Impact Report
Thunderbird Global Council members talk Sept. 16, 2010, about ways to develop a global impact report for the school.
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Because saving wheat prevents global famine
University of Minnesota researchers are leading a global effort to stop the spread of wheat rust disease. If it isn't stopped, entire food supplies could be wiped out. Saving wheat could prevent a global famine.
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GAPPS - Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards
This is a free online textbook the purpose of which is "to develop agreed frameworks as a basis for review, development, and recognition of local standards that will facilitate mutual recognition and transferability of project management qualifications. It is intended that the framework and associated standards be freely available for use by businesses, academic institutions, professional associations, and government standards and qualifications bodies globally."
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Understanding Web 2.0 and Its Implications for e-Learning
<p>A whole new range of web-based tools and services now provides learners with the opportunity to create<br /> their own digital learning materials, personal learning environments, and social networks. What are the<br /> implications for the design of learning materials, workplace training, and accreditation of learners?<br /> This chapter focuses on integrating educational principles of virtual learning with the application of<br /> these new technologies. The arg
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Understanding Web 2.0 and Its Implications for e-Learning
<p>A whole new range of web-based tools and services now provides learners with the opportunity to create<br /> their own digital learning materials, personal learning environments, and social networks. What are the<br /> implications for the design of learning materials, workplace training, and accreditation of learners?<br /> This chapter focuses on integrating educational principles of virtual learning with the application of<br /> these new technologies. The arg
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Understanding Web 2.0 and Its Implications for e-Learning
<p>A whole new range of web-based tools and services now provides learners with the opportunity to create<br /> their own digital learning materials, personal learning environments, and social networks. What are the<br /> implications for the design of learning materials, workplace training, and accreditation of learners?<br /> This chapter focuses on integrating educational principles of virtual learning with the application of<br /> these new technologies. The arg
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8.7 Hinduism as ‘a world religion’: a more recent understanding
This unit will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of Religious Studies. You will meet examples of different forms of religious practice and belief, mostly from Britain and India.
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Perspectives for Universities in the Global South: A Brazilian Point of View
In this presentation the following aspects will be addressed: an overview of academic and scientific institutions in Brazil, the academic and scientific status of Brazil today, main characteristics of the Federal University of Bahia, historical aspects of international academic cooperation in Brazil, a brief review on the main types of international academic cooperation, political aspects related to international academic cooperation, main characteristics of the exchange of knowledge betw
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Biodiversity loss and the global water crisis - A fact book on the links between biodiversity and wa
Globally we are facing a water crisis. This booklet aims to highlight the links between this water crisis and biodiversity loss. Both are the result of the same root causes and both problems reinforce each other. The booklet draws on the knowledge and understanding developed by Wetlands International and its partners over many years and is supplemented with key information from other, peer reviewed studies.
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