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7. Solar Cell Technology in 2009 and Beyond (November 11, 2009)
math, science, engineering, physics, biology, environmental studies, climate change, solar energy, sun, technology, energy, power, resource, grid parity, high quality efficiency, voltage, electricity, peak rate, industry growth, profit capacity, subsidy,
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6. A Strategy for Exploiting Unconventional Gas Resources (May 20, 2009)
earth science, environmental biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, math, climate change, economy, energy, technology, oil, nuclear, electricity, chemical, renewable fuel, greenhouse gas, GHG, fossil fuel, atmosphere, carbon capture, supply, natural ga
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1. When the Rubber Hits the Road: The Real Story on Fuel Economy (January 7, 2009)
science, economics, engineering, environment, global warming, energy, climate change, policy, technology, research, education, international issues, oil, fuel emissions, carbon, transportation, congestion, car, mileage, automobile, vehicle, bus transit, A
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2. New Ways to Think About Regulating Greenhouse Gasses (January 14, 2009)
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5. Smart Grids and De-Carbonising the Power Sector (February 5, 2009)
science, technology, engineering, power, networks, electronics, smart grids, transmission, climate change, innovation, sustainability, renewable energy, plants, load, electrical engineering, decarbonization, distributed generation, digital signal processi
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7. Sequestering Carbon Dioxide in the Built Environment: a Revolutionary Cement Technology (February
science, biology, environmental studies, chemistry, engineering, mineral carbonation process, sequestration, calcium carbonate, reef coral atoll, limestone, photosynthesis, CO2, ocean, drastic change, coal power plant, renewable energy, electricity, China
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3. Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy (October 8, 2008)
science, geography, energy, environment, geopolitics, politics, international relations, energy policy, natural resources, oil, natural gas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Africa, China, Europe, energy crisis, economics, climate change, global
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2. Evaluation of Proposed Energy Solutions to Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Energy Security (Oc
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7. Equitable Solutions to the Carbon and Climate Problem (November 5, 2008)
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Introduction
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
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Acknowledgements
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
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6.5 Where does the systems practitioner stand in relation to a system of interest?
Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? This unit examines how systemic thinking and practice enables you to cope with the connections between things, events and ideas. By taking a broader perspective complexity becomes manageable and it is easier to accept that gaps in knowledge can be acceptable.
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Comparing modelled and observed temperature
This unit provides an introduction to global warming. We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice ages and analyisis of recorded temperatures. We will aim to gather meaningful information from this data. We will briefly assess the impact and influence of humans on global warming and, finally, we will examine climate models and how to predict future changes.
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8. Solar Thermal Power (November 12, 2008)
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Social work and the law in Scotland
Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make assessments and decisions that radically alter people's lives. This unit introduces the law as it relates to social work and encourages an understanding of the context of the law in order to make sound decisions.
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1.5.1 Juvenile survival
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
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1.4.2 Winter storage in plants
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
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2.3 Scaling up
In this unit you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed. The advent of predictive medicine, based on more detailed DNA profiling of individual genotypes using technologies like gene chips, rather than screening for one gene at a time, may shift the relationship between doctor and patient. People will be seeking advice on how to manage their susceptibilities or genetic risks, rather than looking for treatment for an already existing di
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Introduction
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
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5 Porosity
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, showin by recent droughts. Globally, there are many reas that do ot have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world
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