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New life for Mark I, world's first programmable computer
The Harvard Mark I computer, the world's first programmable, mechanical computer, sprang to life when officials switched it on to mark the opening of a refurbished exhibition in Harvard's Science Center.
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1.1.2 Key resources

When you need to find information in Arts or History, how confident are you that you know the best places to search (e.g. search engines, subject gateways, online databases etc.) to find the information you need?

  • 5 – Very confident

  • 4 – Confident

  • 3 – Fairly confident

  • 2 – Not very confident

  • 1 – Not confident at all

How familiar are you with journal articles as
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4.5 What can individuals do?

Whatever age they are, men, women and children can all do something to try to prevent future cardiovascular diseases in themselves or their families by eating a balanced diet (see Section 4.6), taking more exercise and modifying their lifestyles to reduce any other known risk factors. If cardiovascular diseases are pre-existi
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{Suresh 682} Nice sentences -Present tense
{Suresh 682} Nice sentences – Present tense सुन्दर वाक्य (sundar vaaky)- वर्तमान काल (vartmaan kaal) वह गंभीर स्वभाव का है |(Vah gambheer swabhaav kaa hai.) He is of serious nature. […]

5.1 Introduction

Figure 9
Figure 9 Lithotectonic units of the British Isles
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Using Inquiry-Based Project Learning in Science -- APayne -- EDUC 453

Final Project for UNM EDUC 453, detailing my synthesis of research and practical applications of using inquiry-based scientific investigations and project-based learning.


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Is the Rise of Contract Workers Killing Upward Mobility?
The use of contract workers is a rising trend among private companies and public entities. Although the practice is intended to save money, organizations may suffer other costs.
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Under Armour’s Kevin Plank: Creating ‘the Biggest, Baddest Brand on the Planet’
Now a billion dollar company, Under Armour began with a single product -- a form-fitting, moisture-wicking shirt that founder and CEO Kevin Plank developed to remedy his own problems with perspiration after a long day on the football field. At a recent presentation co-sponsored by the Wharton Leadership Lectures and the Jay H. Baker Retailing Initiative, Plank discussed the company's growth trajectory and shared the principles and slogans that guide him in his efforts to build "the biggest, ba
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Devin Currie: Organic Waste to Liquid Fuels
Dr. Devin Currie is a post-doctoral researcher working with the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design on a microbial process which converts solid organic waste into biodiesel in India. Dr. Currie's research simultaneously touches on the nuances of the cultural and logistical challenges to new waste collection and separation systems, while addressing the growing need for sustainably-derived fossil fuel replacements in a country which imports most of its energy consumed.
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ALI Class of 2003 Installation
Each year, OTIS College of Art and Design's graduating Architecture/Landscape/Interiors (A/L/I) seniors design and build a full-scale spatial environment in their final semester of study. 2003 A/L/I seniors (Robert Apodaca, Michael Aquino, Jason Burton, Jae Chang, Dolly Davis, Kristen Erickson, Maki Honjo, Sung Yeon Kim, Linda Lu, Michele Penner and Young Rho) designed, fabricated and installed a single, very large object (8'x8'x73') consisting of 12 modules: 1 module with both a front and back
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Search for survivors in NYC building collapse
At least seven people are reported dead, as crews search for missing residents after an Upper Manhattan explosion brought down two apartment buildings. Jillian Kitchener reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More 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 interna
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Space Station Live: Scott Kelly Discusses Year-Long Mission
Space Station Live commentator Pat Ryan interviews NASA astronaut Scott Kelly about his upcoming year-long mission to the International Space Station. The mission is set to launch in late March 2015. This aired during Space Station Live on April 10, 2014.
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Guide to Teaching with Alfre Woodard's Sourjourner Truth Reading

Lesson plan for using a live video of Alfre Woodard reading "Ain't I a Woman" in order to teach rhetorical appeals.


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$100,000 Grant for Genomics Undergraduate Research -- College of Charleston
College of Charleston and MUSC researchers will use a $100,000 grant to train a new generation of genomics-enabled scientists to advance the future of biology. The 12-month grant funds research positions for four undergraduate students, starting in summer 2013. The project is a collaboration between the College of Charleston Departments of Biology and Computer Science, and the MUSC Center for Cancer Genomics. "We are now entering a new era of life sciences where the comprehensive genetic inform
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Eutrophication
Managing eutrophication is a key element in maintaining the earths biodiversity. Eutrophication is a process mostly associated with human activity whereby ecosystems accumulate minerals. This free course explains how this process occurs, what its effects on different types of habitat are, and how it might be managed. First published on Tue, 22 Mar 2
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Babbage: April 2nd 2014


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Activists Seek to Impoverish Thai Villagers to Save Monkeys from "Slavery"

Leave it to NPR to add guilt to your pleasure. That bon-bon hidden behind your two-year-old bottle of Scotch just took on a whole new layer of sin. With child slavery in the production of chocolate and animal cruelty in the harvesting of coconuts, the conflict confection is born.

According to an animal rights group featured in a recent edition of NPR’s The Salt, abused monkeys are a key ingredient in your Panang curry. While the Thai/Malay practice of using monkeys to harvest coco
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MSU 60/50 Theatre Project
As part of the Michigan State University 60/50 project that focuses on diversity and inclusion, the 60/50 Theatre Project was created to emphasize how diversity, gender equality and other human rights were a big force in how MSU is shaped today. Learn more about 60/50 at http://project6050.msu.edu/
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1.3 People involved in parenting

Another interesting question remains: can only a parent or parents provide these necessities? (We are leaving on one side for the moment the issue of which parent.) Clearly the answer has to be no. There are many examples of people involved in parenting who are not a child's parents. For example:

  • step-parents

  • grandparents

  • aunts and uncles

  • brothers and sisters

  • friends


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3.1 Needing help

Some people will cope with parenting without the need for additional support, some will need some help at some time, while for others parenting may be a task which appears to overwhelm them. Some individuals are affected by circumstances which make them more likely to require support or assistance. In this section we explore these issues in more detail.

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