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Lesson 05 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 5 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that you're learning Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Corporate Governance unveiled
This Oxford at Said seminar was dedicated to the topic of corporate Governance. Professor Colin Mayer speaks on the role of investors in corporate governance; Professor Paul Davies covers the current debate about executive compensation. Good corporate governance rules are supposed to align the interests of management, shareholders and society. The value destruction caused by the recent financial crisis has brought reforming corporate governance back to the very top of the political agenda. Many
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How Does Your Mobile Phone Work?
For most of us, a mobile phone is a part of our lives, but I am sure your curious minds have always been struck by such questions as to how a mobile phone makes a call, and why there are different generations of mobile communications. Let’s explore the technology behind mobile (09:03)

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Zebrafish develop a closed circulatory system later in life
Lateral view of developing Danio showing blood flow dorsally to the tail and ventrally returning to the beating heart (note the development of the closed circulatory system).
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Improving Reading Skills: Hints to Improve Retention
To improve our reading skills, we must "prepare" to read by reading in the daylight, read for short periods of time, and set reading goals. We should also use the SQ3R method, which stands for survey, question, read, review and recite. This is a good video for all age levels. About four minutes.

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 28th 2017 edition

This week: Armando Iannucci on the farce in the White House; the bad side of driving in Myanmar; and a cultural history of hauntings for Halloween


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How Renault’s Carlos Ghosn Is Prepping for the Rise of Auto AI
Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of France-based Renault, discusses the state of the global automobile market, including the rise of autonomous cars.
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Taking your first steps into higher education
What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these questions, this free course is for you. Taking your first steps into higher education provides insights into how subjects are studied at university. This introduction to carefully selected materials helps you decide what you might want to study. You will be looking at three main areas: arts and humanities; the social sciences; and maths, technology and science. Author(s): Creator not set

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise the interaction of human and physical processes in the making of environments and the understanding of environmental issues

  • understand coastal regions as dynamic and contested environments

  • consider the contested nature of coastal management policies using the case study of managed retreat.


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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 27th 2018 edition

Australia’s economy has been growing for a record 27 years without a recession—could the rest of the world benefit from playing by Aussie rules? Also, how China’s tech giants are revolutionising pig farming. And the ethical dilemmas of programming autonomous cars. Christopher Lockwood hosts.

Music: "Super Hero" by TeknoAXE, "Candlepower" by Chris Zabriskie (CCx4.0) 


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Non-Fiction Text Features
Mr. Salsich's class produced a video about the text features in non-fiction text that help readers understand the information in the text. A slide shows an example of a text feature as students explain how the text feature helps them understand.  Heading, caption, photographs, diagrams, charts, maps, glossary, bold type, and index are defined. Click on the arrow to move further into the video,
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Is Happiness the Right Measure of Social Progress? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Richard Layard, Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky | In his book, Happiness (recently updated), Richard Layard argues that the best societies are those with the most happiness and the least misery. Public policy should be made on this basis. Robert Skidelsky has many reservations. They debate the issue. Richard Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was, until 2003, the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance.
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1.6.4 Blogs

The founder ofTechnorati claims that the number of ‘blogs’doubles every five months and that the creation rate is approaching two per second. One estimate I read in July 2010 put the number at 400 million ‘blogs’. Because these online diaries offer instant publishing opportunities, you potentially have access to a wealth of knowledge from commentators and experts (if they blog)
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Language Development
Includes information for making a classroom a language-rich environment -techniques for building vocabulary and inspiring word play. (2:06)
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Introduction

There is more to computers and processors than simply PCs. In fact computers are ubiquitous in everyday life. This unit challenges how we view computers through the examples of processors in kitchen scales and digital cameras, as well as a work of art that, at heart, is a computer.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Computers and processors (T224) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore ot
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MMW 4T - Lecture 20 - 12/3/2009
MMW 4T - Lecture 20
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3 The purpose of writing

Let's take a step back and think about why you are writing assignments. As with most tasks, if you have an understanding of why you are doing something and how it fits into the bigger picture, it is easier to define what is required of you and therefore to do a good job.

So, what do you see as the reasons for writing assignments? Here are some suggestions:

  • to meet the assessment requirements of my course;

  • to demonstrate my understa
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U.S. Morning Call: Stock futures up on China bank move
Nov. 30 - U.S. stock index futures are rising after China said it was cutting its bank reserve requirement ratio by 50 basis points.
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12.1 Localisation of sound in the horizontal plane

While information about frequency and intensity is essential for interpreting sounds in our environment, sound localisation can be of critical importance for survival. For example, if you carelessly cross the street, your localisation of a car's horn may be all that saves you. Our current understanding of the mechanisms underlying sound localisation suggests that we use different techniques for locating sources in the horizontal plane and vertical plane.

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