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3.6 Was the telephone an immediate success?
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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1.1 Everyday life
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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8. The World Outside Us: The Changing Environment and How It Affects Us (November 10, 2009)
Medicine, infectious disease, Bangladesh, South Asia, Ganges River, Cholera, climate change, epidemiology, ecology, epidemic, pandemic, infections agent, epidemic, rehydration, toxin, small intestine, electrolytes, diarrhea, Vibrio cholerae, stool, rice w
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2. Innovation in a Disruptive Environment (October 7, 2009)
business, entrepreneur, venture capital firm, innovation, technology, investment, markets, customer growth, branding, building new life forms, accelerating change, business association for stanford engineering students, center for professional development
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25 - Learning from and Responding to Financial Crisis, Part I (Guest Lecture by Lawrence Summers)
Professor Summers, former U. S. Treasury Secretary and former President of Harvard University, in this the first of two lectures in honor of former Yale Professor and Council of Economic Advisors chairman Arthur Okun, offers thoughts on the role of monetary policy in economic fluctuations, past and present. In the "Okun period," ending about when Okun died in 1980, the monetary authorities were very much involved in actually creating economic contractions. Inflation would repeatedly get out of c
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22 - Fascists
While Nazi Germany's crimes were unprecedented, Adolf Hitler himself was in many respects a typical figure. An idle youth, of seemingly mediocre talents, his political career and passionate hatreds were formed by the experience of World War I. The rise of fascism in Germany, as elsewhere, must be understood in the context of a postwar climate of resentment and instability. Germany's economic crisis, in particular, led the middle classes to support National Socialism well before any other group.
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01 - Introduction
The course will concern European history from 1648 to 1945. The assigned readings include both standard historical texts and works of fiction, as well as films. Although the period in question encompasses many monumental events and "great men," attention will also be paid to the development of themes over the long term and the experiences of people and groups often excluded from official histories. Among the principle questions to be addressed are the consolidation of state power, the formation
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Social Panorama of Latin America 2005
The 2005 edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). This report '... analyses recent poverty trends and the increase in migrant remittances, together with their impact on the well-being of the region's population. Short- and long-term trends in social spending, the distribution of such expenditures among the various socio-economic strata and their effects in terms of income deconcentration and increased well-bein
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Global water resources
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, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a worl
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Extending water resources
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, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a wor
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Water in the UK
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, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a worl
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Blitzing the Games Industry - Philip Oliver
Philip Oliver is a co-founder of ‘Blitz Games’, along with his twin brother Andrew. In 1999 he was made the Managing Director, and in 2001 he became the Chief Executive Officer of ‘Blitz Games’. Since his position change he is now responsible for the company’s overall management, direction and image. ‘Blitz Games’ have produced games for PC, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PS2, with titles from many genera’s, from ‘Reservoir Dogs’ to ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’.
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Blitzing the Games Industry - Philip Oliver
Philip Oliver is a co-founder of ‘Blitz Games’, along with his twin brother Andrew. In 1999 he was made the Managing Director, and in 2001 he became the Chief Executive Officer of ‘Blitz Games’. Since his position change he is now responsible for the company’s overall management, direction and image. ‘Blitz Games’ have produced games for PC, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PS2, with titles from many genera’s, from ‘Reservoir Dogs’ to ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’.
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Central LIne Dressing Change
Central Line Dressing Change
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An optimization method of the facility location by genetic algorithm
In planning of community-facilities, it is important to decide the facility location to provide the effective service for residents. The behavior of residents using the facility and the evaluation methods of the location have been studied. But, finding the optimum location is very hard in actual planning because the volume of calculation depends on the number of feasible locating points of facilities. To conquer the difficulty of searching the optimum location, we propose an optimization method
Author(s): Aoke, Yoshitsugu and Muraoka, Naoto

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This unit provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural and psychological change, and opened up new horizons and possibilities. In fact, while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France, it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness: a belief, inherited fr
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References
This unit provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural and psychological change, and opened up new horizons and possibilities. In fact, while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France, it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness: a belief, inherited fr
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Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant skills to apply them to real-world problems. You will develop core skills in object-oriented analysis and design, allowing you to develop software that is fit for purpose, reusable and amenable to change.
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Learning outcomes
Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant skills to apply them to real-world problems. You will develop core skills in object-oriented analysis and design, allowing you to develop software that is fit for purpose, reusable and amenable to change.
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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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