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ISS Update - Nov. 28, 2012
The International Space Station video update for Nov. 28, 2012.
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Ken Robinson - Changing Education Paradigms

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3.1 Charge-coupled device (CCD) detectors

The first digital imagers to be developed were called charge-coupled devices, because of the way in which accumulated charges are passed along rows in order to read the contents of each element of an array.

A CCD array has at each pixel an MOS photocapacitor. Potential on a gate electrode holds the accumulating, photo-generated charges in place during the exposure interval. The first thing to appreciate is that the photons that generate the electron–hole pairs have to penetrate the po
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5.3 Further enlightened influences: Godwin, Place and Mill

What transpired during the first of many visits to London helps to explain the background to Owen's writing of the essays and shows how he set the concept of character formation into a larger frame, drawing extensively on the ideas and help of others. Ostensibly seeking new partners, he naturally sought out those likely to be sympathetic and rich enough to invest in New Lanark when it came on the market. Quite whom he contacted initially we do not know, but Lancaster and his rich Quaker suppo
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3.3 Positive freedom

Positive freedom is a more difficult notion to grasp than negative. Put simply it is freedom to do something rather than freedom from interference. Negative freedom is simply a matter of the number and kind of options that lie open for you and their relevance for your life; it is a matter of what you aren't prevented from doing; the doors that lie unlocked. Positive freedom, in contrast, is a matter of what you can actually do. All sorts of doors may be open, giving you a large
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An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications
What is ‘e-commerce’? This unit will look at typical application areas including the internet, supply chain management and online auctions. It will also help you to understand the underlying technologies used to implement e-commerce applications before looking at some of the problems that can be encountered when developing distributed e-commerce systems.Author(s): Creator not set

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ICTs: Information
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the technology used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability. First published on Mon, 08
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2.3 ICTs and you

Sometimes it's useful to stop and think a bit about your own experiences and focus on your own views. This can help you understand issues in more depth. For example, when studying the impact of ICTs on everyday life, your own experiences are a useful resource.

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1.5 Looking back and moving on

This unit has introduced you to the main learning components of the unit and also outlined some academic skills. However, the key question is: what have you learned that you did not know when you started the question? When you reach the end of a section it is a good idea to review the work you have completed.

Although most people feel fairly confident reading steadily through a section from start to finish, there will be situations where it is more important to read through quickly to i
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1.4 Study skills, other skills

You will find many references to ‘skills’ in this unit. Before we explain how we will be using this word, we would like you to think about what you understand is meant by ‘skills’.

Activity 2 What’s in a word – skills?

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Sue Platt has been a school governor for 21 years, at both primary and sec
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Reuters Today: UK to lose AAA in 3-6 months says Myers
Dec. 5 - It won't be a surprise if the UK loses its AAA credit rating in three to six months says Adam Myers, senior forex strategist at Credit Agricole CIB.
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Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's
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Visualization of Air Traffic

A visualization of worldwide air traffic during a 24-hour period.

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Disabled Student Applications
The process of applying to Cambridge starts a bit earlier than for some other universities, and there are a few extra steps, but it isn't complicated, and you shouldn't let this put you off applying. There is also additional support available for disabled students. Find out more at http://www.cam.ac.uk/apply/
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2012 Nobel Lecture in Literature by Mo Yan
Mo Yan delivered his Nobel Lecture on 7 December 2012, at the Swedish Academy, Stockholm. He was introduced by Kjell Espmark, member of the Nobel Committee for Literature. The lecture was delivered in Chinese. To read the text version of the lecture, see: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2012/yan-lecture.html
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Dickinsonians know the power of the Dickinson experience. They also know they play a role in providing that experience to today's students. To fuel the future by making your gift to the college today, visit http://my.dickinson.edu/gift.
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