Technological innovation: a resource-based view
This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide you with an overview and introduction to a range of related concepts, ideas and debates which enable you to develop a critical understanding of capabilities in relation to technological innovation. It will enable you to develop a critical understanding of the development, management and application of some of the most important capabilities for technological innovation.Author(s): Creator not set

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A New Direction for the Child Support Agency
Length: 25 minutes Since its establishment in 1993 the UK's Child Support Agency has faced mounting criticsm about its ability to administer a support system often labeled as inneffective and unfair. Despite revisions to the processes and methods of calculating liabilty the CSA finds itself facing yet another review as Government ministers try and untangle the child support problem. In a recent report Professor Ian Walker from the University of Warwick and Dr Yu Zhu from Kent University ha
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The Populist Challenge to Human Rights [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Philip Alston | The human rights movement is reeling and the worst is yet to come. Populists have come to power in key countries promoting an agenda which is avowedly nationalistic, xenophobic and retrograde. The space for civil society has been closed down in many countries. The International Criminal Court is under concerted attack as states withdraw and 'unsign'. Regional and UN institutions are under increasing pressure. This lecture suggests what can be done in respons
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Why do we do proofs?
The aim of this session is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs, why proofs are important, and how they can help us. In particular, the student will learn the following: proofs can help you to really see WHY a result is true; problems that are easy to state can be hard to solve (Fermat's Last Theorem); sometimes statements which appear to be intuitively obvious may turn out to be false (the Hospitals paradox); the answer to a question will often depend crucially on t
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Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of
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The Digital Design Process - Reflections on a Single Design Case
CAD tools are increasing their expressive and geometric power to enable a design process in which the computer model can be used throughout the whole design process for realizing the design. Such a process, in which other media such as physical scale models or drawings are no longer required by necessity to facilitate the design process, can be considered a digital design process. Rather than proposing that such a process is ideal ? drawings and scale models should not be discarded ? we feel tha
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1.11 Callisto

David A. Rothery Teach Yourself Planets, Chapter 9, pp. 107-39, Hodder Education, 2000, 2003.

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Callisto, the outermost galilean satellite, has a dark heavily cratered surface (Figure 9.18) with an albedo of only 0.2. It is the only one of its family to resem
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The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair’s announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential
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Hepworth - Construction (Crucifixion) DP173290

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Construction (Crucifixion) (1966) by Barbara Hepworth, Winchester Cathedral, Dome Alley, Winchester, Hampshire. Detail view from the south. Photographed by Steven Baker 2015.
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Politics in 60 seconds. Property
Professor Christopher Pierson defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on property as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Professor Christopher Pierson, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Christopher Pierson is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham, director of teaching and lea
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Muscle Contraction and Relaxation
Steven Telleen
By the end of this section, you will be able to: Describe the components involved in a muscle contraction Explain how muscles contract and relax Describe […]

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Money talks: Banks and bear markets
Our correspondents discuss sharp falls in the value of bank stocks and evaluate the parallels with the 2007-08 financial crisis
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Read the extract ‘I live by faith: the religions described’ by clicking the link below.

A3: this extract is from Worlds of Faith, pp.24–48, by John Bowker, 1983, with the permission of BBC Worldwide Limited.Reading A3: John Bowker,I live by faith: the religions described


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Using virtual reality to help teenagers with autism learn how to drive
A team of engineers and psychologists have developed a virtual reality driving simulator designed to help teenagers with autism spectrum disorder learn to drive, a key skill in allowing them to live independent and productive lives.
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On Free Speech [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lisa Appignanesi, Professor Rae Langton, Dr Stephen Law, Professor Peter McDonald | What does it mean to have a right to free speech, and who has the right to curtail it? Lisa Appignanesi, prize-winning writer, novelist, broadcaster and cultural commentator, is Visiting Professor in the Department of English at King’s College London. Rae Langton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Stephen Law is Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University
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Quantifier la similarité de deux séquences (Vidéo)

Le principe est donc de rechercher, dans les bases de données, des séquences similaires à celles que nous sommes en train d'étudier. Nous faisons aussi l'hypothèse que plus les séquences sont similaires, meilleure est la pertinence de l'information attachée à la séquence retrouvée dans la base de données.
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The Organ of Corti
Situated in the spiral-shaped cochlea of the inner ear is the organ of Corti. Only one inch long if uncoiled, it bears about twenty-five thousand sound receptor cells with hairlike projections arranged in rows on the basilar membrane. Diagrams show detailed structure of the organ of Corti. Grades 5-12. 1 min.
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Walk along the Itchen Way
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Trojan Safety 101
The USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers this video featuring crime-prevention tips related to theft, alcohol and bicycles. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Learn more about campus safety and emergency preparedness at USC: http://emergencyprep.usc.edu/ Learn more about the USC Department of Public Safety: http://capsnet.usc.edu/dps/
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