Bridge Collapse: The New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Opens
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge project is one of 10 signature transportation projects named as a finalist for the prestigious "America's Transportation Award." (04:39)
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The Economist asks: Is ed tech transforming education?
Anne McElvoy at the World Economic Forum explores whether technology is changing how the world learns
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University of Surrey Learning Skills portal
The University of Surrey Skills Portal is a classified collection of quality materials designed to enable students to develop information literacy, research and study skills. It has been built using Openly licensed resources including several from Leeds Metropolitan University.
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4.3.2 Network externalities and increasing returns to scale

The reader should ask herself the following question: Would I subscribe to a telephone service knowing that nobody else subscribes to a telephone service?

The answer should be: Of course not! What use will anyone have from having a telephone when there is no one to talk to?

(Shy, 2001, p. 3)

The uncertainty surrounding production in the introductory phase, which places such importance on
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Filipinos settle in for anticipated Mayweather-Pacquiao match
Boxing fans around the Philppines await the start of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international
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Oil, Energy, & The Environment: Tar Sands - With Dr. Riki Ott
In this video clip Dr. Riki Ott talks on the dangers of oil and tar sands. She briefs over how they effect the environment. (13:54)

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5.4.4 Monitor and critically reflect on your use of IT skills

As you use IT in your work, refer back to the outcomes you hope to achieve and the goals you have set yourself. Ask yourself questions such as:

  • am I on track to achieve my outcomes?

  • what difficulties in using information technology have I experienced and what have I done about them?

  • how have the choices and decisions I made impacted on the quality of my work?

  • do I need to make any changes in the way I
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6.4.1 Writing a chemical equation to describe a chemical process

Natural gas, which is largely methane, is burned to provide heat for cooking and domestic heating and as an industrial power source. This process of burning involves the reaction of methane with oxygen in air to produce carbon dioxide and water.

A chemical equation can be constructed for the reaction of methane with oxygen to give carbon dioxide and water as the products.

  1. The first step is to write the formulas of the reactants on the left and th
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The evidence for endocrine disruption in humans

Establishing a link between endocrine disruptors and human health is complicated by the fact that experiments of the kind conducted on animals are out of the question. It would be wholly unethical to administer DDT to people, for example, to see what effects it had on them. Studies on humans are thus limited to establishing a correlation between the presence of a xenobiotic chemical in the environment and some kind of health problem.

For example, the Aamjiwnaang are a community of Nativ
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Data structures and DBMS for computer-aided design systems
The structures for the storage of data in CAD systems influence to a large extent the effectiveness of the system. This paper reviews the wide range of data structures and database management systems (DBMS) available for structuring CAD data. Examples of basic data types are drawn from the MODULA-2 language. The relationship between these basic data types, their composite structures and the classical data models (on which many DBMS are based) is discussed, and the limitations of existing DBMS in
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The Johnson column: Why punctuation is a prickly business
Our Johnson columnist, Lane Greene, explores why issues of punctuation make us jump at each other's throats
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Google Places With Hotpot-Internet Search Recommendation
Hotpot is a new local recommendation engine for Google Places, powered by you and your friends. Hotpot can help recommend places depending on your own personal searches. Learn more at google.com/places. Basic information on Internet searching (01:22).
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4.8 Advertising

If you are managing the recruitment process by a traditional route you will now need to consider advertising the vacancy. Your organisation may have a specific policy or rules governing advertising. The cost of advertising can constitute a significant proportion of any recruitment expenditure and you need to ensure you get an effective response at the least possible cost. The important factors are:

  • the content of the advertisement (key elements of the
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Giving Day 2016
On April 21, members of the Vanderbilt community came together to give back to and celebrate the university during the first-ever Vanderbilt Giving Day. In just 24 hours, more than 6,100 alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends made gifts of all sizes to areas across Vanderbilt and raised more than $1.3 million. Supporters alsokeep reading »
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Chemical weapons in Syria: The wide red line
New evidence of chemical attacks in Syria is testing Barack Obama's willingness to intervene in the country's civil war
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Excesses of Responsibility and the Power of Political Approaches to Accountability
Dr. Kirsten Ainley, Lecturer in International Relations, London School of Economics gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on 1st May 2012.
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Katrina recovery woes
Two years after Katrina, casinos, hotels and condos are coming back strong in the hardest hit areas of Mississippi, but tens of thousands of people are still displaced-in limbo with no solution in sight. Bill Moyers Journal profiles a group known as The Steps Coalition, which is fighting on behalf of families who are still in need of housing, and examines what's happened to the money Congress sent to rebuild. The Steps Coalition argues that Governor Haley Barbour's recovery plan has made it di
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{Suresh 893} Nice sentences
{Suresh 893} Nice sentences अच्छे वाक्य (achhey vaaky) जब रेलगाड़ी रुकेगी , तब वे उतरेंगे | ( Jab railgaadee rukegee, tab vey utarengey.) When the train stops, then they will […]

London: A History in Verse
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/london London has long been understood through the poetry it has inspired. In LONDON: A HISTORY IN VERSE, esteemed poet and critic Mark Ford has assembled the most capacious and wide-ranging anthology of poems about London to date, from Chaucer to Wordsworth to the present day, providing a chronological tour of urban life and of English literature. With an introductory essay exploring the cultural, political, and aesthetic significance of the verses he's selected, Ford
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5.3 Heritage case studies: Scotland

These case studies introduce various typologies of heritage and the methods used to study them. They help draw attention to the fact that the heritage traditions in England, Scotland and Wales are not the same and are enshrined in slightly different legislation. Every study of heritage requires an understanding of the legal context and the traditions and history governing the object of heritage.

The first case study, by Mary-Catherine Garden, involves public memories of two significant
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