20 Part 3: 4 Phases and waves of innovation
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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19 Part 3: 3 Sustaining and disruptive innovation
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18.5 Government regulations and legislation
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18.4 MP3's diffusion depended on innovations in related areas
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18.3 Characteristics of consumers and the market
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18.2.6 Encouraging diffusion
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18.2.5 Trialability
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18.2.4 Observability
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18.2.3 Complexity
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2 Doing philosophy

This section will illustrate the points just made and give you a sense of what it will be like to do philosophy. We shall look at some extracts from the first A211 course book, Arguments for Freedom by Nigel Warburton, and see how philosophical skills can help us to think about political freedom. There will also be a few short exercises for you to do. Although we shall look at actual extracts from the course material, you should bear in mind that this topic will be covered in mu
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1.1 Introduction

War memorials are artefacts which commemorate loss – of individuals, armies or battalions – in war and have particular symbolic meaning and form.

Exercise 1

We could define texts as ‘things that people have ma
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1.6 Summary
Improvisation and composition are words frequently used in the western world to describe the creation of music. But are they really two distinct processes, or are they aspects of the same phenomenon? In this unit we will explore the relationships between the two using examples of Asian music to help us clarify the concepts.
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1.5 The limits of memory
Improvisation and composition are words frequently used in the western world to describe the creation of music. But are they really two distinct processes, or are they aspects of the same phenomenon? In this unit we will explore the relationships between the two using examples of Asian music to help us clarify the concepts.
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Dance at Oregon State University
Oregon State University boasts one of the largest social dance programs for colleges in the United States. Oregon State's dance community extends to countless extracurricular groups of nearly every genre imaginable. From Cuban Salsa to West Coast Swing and Country Western, there is an opportunity for everyone to express and enjoy themselves here at Oregon State. For a list of some of the dance classes at OSU: http://health.oregonstate.edu/pac/classes/social-and-artistic-dance
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3.4 Databases

At a basic level, a database is a collection of information which can be searched. It is a way of storing, indexing, organising and retrieving information. You may have created one yourself to keep track of your references – or your friends' names and addresses. They are useful for finding articles on a topic, and can be used to search for many different types of information.

You may find some of the following databases useful for your topic. They contain different types of informati
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Words In Action 2014: LATIN
Actus Quartus from the original play An Eidolon Complex or My Love Life in Four Acts, written by Michelangelo Macchiarella This is a recitation in Latin of the final act of the play. The act stands out by its singular quality of being both a soliloquy and a self- sustaining piece even excised of context. It deals with a young man's inability, or disinclination, to separate his subjective perception from objective reality. The pronunciation is classical, as is most of the lexicon and syntax. Per
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Welcome to NanoDays: Nanotubes, Quantum Dots, Nanobiology
Once again NanoDays introduced us to dozens of researchers studying the very small. We learned about nanotubes in space, the "magic" of quantum dots, and nano-biotechnology.
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Addicted to Chocolate?
I love chocolate, but am I addicted to it? Harvard graduate student Naveen Sinha talks about the science of chocolate. Also, Dr. Ashley Gearhardt discusses the new issue of food addiction.
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Cholla cactus with various wildflowers from the Sonoran desert
This image shows various plants which are from the Kingdom Plantae, which is one of the four kingdoms included in the Domain Eukarya. Plants produce their own food by photosynthesis. The Kingdoms are distinguished by structure and function of organisms.
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Op 1 april zend je de zotten waar je wil?
At the end of this unit you can play a joke on a friend.
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