Faculty in :90 / Ron Smith
A brief question-and-answer session with Ron Smith, a senior lecturer in the Department of Advertising/Public Relations, produced by the College of Communications as part of its “Faculty in :90” series.
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Virtual Maths, Brick Density - Water Displacement method
Presentation explaining how to calculate the density of a brick using water displacement method.
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Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The Royal Festival Hall and Shot Tower. The Festival Hall was designed by Leslie Martin, Peter Moro and Robert Matthews from London County Council's Architecture Department to mark the Festival of Britain in 1951. Photographed by Eric de Mare before 1962.
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Science Fiction-Science Fact
Science fiction has always provided inspiration and ideas for the scientists and engineers who design and build real spacecraft.  Many of our current technologies were predicted long ago in science fiction stories.  Arthur C. Clarke, scientist turned writer, wrote the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey.  The narrator descibes space stations, spaceships, and the influence of Jules Verne's story From
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Lecture 31 - 11/17/2010
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Coping with Depression
“You just want to step out of it, to step out of the whole race, the whole business. The monstrosity of life overwhelms you.” Following a nervous breakdown in 1995, actor and journalist Stephen Fry discovered he was suffering from bi-polar disorder – commonly known as manic depression. Symptoms of fear and sadness (often classed as ‘anxiety’ and ‘depression’ if they are diagnosed) are the most common ‘mental disorders’ in Britain that people seek counselling for. This collectio
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392 GG Orangehead
Why do we call people redheads instead of orangeheads? Guest writer Gretchen McCulloch has the amazing answer. Grammar Pop Winterfest is a new wintery edition of the original Grammar Pop iOS game. It has new winter art and all new sentences, and it's on sale for only 99 cents until December 15. Get it today!
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The Abolitionist Movement
This short video discusess the development of the American Anti-Slavery Society by abolotionists and introdices you to Nat Turner, a slave who led a revolt against his owner. (0:36)
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3.3 Europa

Although Io may be more spectacular, Europa is perhaps more intriguing. To get the most out of this section you needed to look again carefully at images in Chapter 9 of Teach Yourself Planets (such as Figure 9.14, Author(s): The Open University

Third Annual Freedom of Information Day - Panel One: Big Freedom of Information Act Litigation Cases
A wide-ranging discussion of pending issues in major FOIA litigation by expert government and private-sector litigators.
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Multiple Sketch Users in DDDoolz
This paper presents DDDoolz, a desktop-VR three-dimensional voxel sketchtool. DDDoolz is developed in the Design Systems Group to explore the use of Virtual Reality technology in the early design stage. The aim is to offer a sketch-like environment in VR with an unobtrusive interface. The paper presents DDDoolz, how it is used in education and with partners in architectural practice, and some future developments. As an extension to current functionality, the possibility of multiple users at the
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6.1 ‘Non-citizenship’ to ‘social-citizenship’ and worker rights

We respect our masters, and are willing to work for our support, and that of our parents, but we want time for more rest, a little play, and to learn to read and write. We do not think it right that we should know nothing but work and suffering, from Monday morning to Saturday night, to make others rich. Do, good gentlemen, inquire carefully into our concern.

[Submission from Manchester's Factory Children Committe
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Inca, Part 1
This is the first of six (24:30) clips in this series about the Incas. Producer uses a variety of film reenactments, footage of modern-day Incan descendants, and primary source photos and video footage to give a comprehensive view of not just the Incan civilization but their predecessors (most notably the Nazca and Moche). Endings are abrupt (often ending mid-sentence!), but pick up on next clip in the series. This first one begins with a dramatic (violent) reenactment of the end of the Incan ci
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The Biological Mysteries of Kimchi (Mandarin)
Kimchi is a spicy pickled cabbage dish eaten in Korea and China. Using Kimchi as a teaching vehicle, this lesson is about how plants absorb and lose water. The lesson has three main learning/teaching goals. The first main learning goal is to understand that plants absorb and lose water through cells. The second is to learn how to observe the plasmolysis of plants. The third one is to understand the principle of osmosis in plant cells. As a prerequisite to this lesson, students should know about
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4.2 The piezoelectric effect at the atomic scale

It has been mentioned above that by changing the state of polarisation of a piezoelectric material we can generate movement, and vice versa. Let's examine a little more deeply what is meant by ‘state of polarisation’ and how we can maximise its effect to get the best out of electrically controlled micro-actuators.

In order to electrically polarise a material we need, by definition, to cause a separation of charges within the material. The more we can do this the greater the d
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Franstalige film : Stappenplan voor het opstellen van een dossier
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Een stappenplan om de leerlingen zelf een pedagogisch dossier te laten aanmaken over een Franstalige film die je al dan niet klassikaal hebt bekeken.

Volgens de OVUR-methode.


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2.2 1 Social Darwinism and eugenics

Nineteenth century reformers combined their new medical diagnoses with a concern to tackle what they saw as the social causes of cruelty and incapacity. Two theories dominated: social Darwinism and eugenics.

Social Darwinism drew on Darwin's ideas of natural selection and emphasised the contribution of the fittest and most superior individuals to the survival of the human species. The social Darwinists, who included some of the most prominent thinkers of their time, believed that social
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3.1 Introduction

In this section we look at the way in which the personal lives of older people have been socially constructed through pensions policies over the last century. As we saw above, welfare policies and changes in employment in the latter part of the nineteenth century and early part of the twentieth century constructed the personal lives of older people as ‘other’ to the emergent normal of relatively younger, ‘independent’ paid workers. Here, we explore the way pensions policies during the
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Beijing 2008: The Games of the XXIX Olympiad

The Games of the XXIX Olympiad, from Beijing, China.  Video shows information about the activities leading up to the games and the games themselves.  Video includes interesting facts about the games and events, such as the starting ceremonies, how many athletes participated, and goals that were accomplished.  Video is set to music.  Video is good quality, however it stops often.  It is appropriate for any age.


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