Divided We Stand: Political Reflections on the Federal Experiment
Was the federation of the six Australian colonies into a Commonwealth of Australia really such a good idea? What were the alternatives? Might there have been a better way of doing things? The hard and brutal fact is that the Federation in the end was a political compromise; it was a product of some ferocious horse-trading and Canberra is its monument. This lecture looks at the politics - as distinct from the legal and financial aspects - of Australia's federal arrangements. How the politica
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Closing the Gaps in Indigenous Mortality & Housing: Perspectives from the Social Sciences
In delivering an apology to the Stolen Generations the Prime Minister set a concrete target to halve the gap in infant mortality rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children within a decade. Related to this is a subsequent declared need to improve housing conditions for Indigenous Australians with the establishment of a housing policy commission as the first step. In this forum, leading academics discuss the scale and nature of the issues facing the new government as it attempts to achie
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Launch of the National Security College
Australias first National Security College will begin activities in May after its official launch by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at The Australian National University on Saturday 24 April 2010.In a major address on national security, the Prime Minister said the National Security College at ANU will enhance collaborative leadership in the national security community and build trusted networks within and outside government.For more about the National Security College: http://nsc.anu.edu.au/
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The Future of East Timor
In his first visit to Australia as Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Dr Jose Ramos-Horta discusses the current political situation in his country. Dr Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and accomplished diplomat, was handed one of the biggest challenges of his life on 10 July 2006, he became Timor-Leste’s second Prime Minister. He came to the position amid high expectations that he restore political stability, reconstitute the security forces, promote development, eradicate corruption a
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Coercive Reconciliation: Stabilise, Normalise, Exit Aboriginal Australia
On 21 June 2007 Prime Minister John Howard and Minister for Indigenous Affairs Mal Brough declared a ‘national emergency’ in relation to child sexual abuse in the Northern Territory. In an unprecedented set of actions, the Commonwealth has taken direct control of communities, overriding the authority of both the NT Government and local community organisations in the name of creating safe and healthy environments for children. In this public lecture, Dr Hinkson, Professor Behrendt, Ms
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Australians: What Are We? How Do We See Ourselves? How Do Others See Us?
What does it mean to be Australian in 2007? How do we as Australians see ourselves? How are we as a nation, culture and society, perceived by others? How have recent actions and policies affected attitudes within Australia and the perception of other people of Australia? Former Prime Minister of Australia Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser discusses the implications of independence as a state.
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, 2D Triangle simulation tool
Diagram and formulas for are and volume of 2D shapes
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Wounded At Antietam 1862
This is the opening sequence of Lincoln and Lee, directed by Rob Child, that depicts a young civilian Mary Bedinger Mitchell engulfed by the unending stream of wounded Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Antietam-1862. This 1:40 videos shows students what it was like during this battle. Video shows wounded soldiers.
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Introduction

Until the 1980s, the icy satellites of the outer planets were scarcely thought of as places where life could ever have existed. Few could have imagined that one of them, Europa, would within twenty years have become the rival of Mars as a priority for astrobiological study. This course recounts the history of our changing perceptions of the icy satellites, examines the available evidence for their internal structures, and considers the niches offered for life to begin and to be sustained. In
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The Economist asks: How can we improve the way we die?
As medicine transforms the way terminal patients are cared for, do we risk sacrificing what really matters in the name of survival? The Economist's global public policy editor, John McDermott, speaks to surgeon and author Atul Gawande about making the inevitable palatable
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King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, writer Laurence Marks discusses his political screenwriting with Maurice Gran,
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Éviter la récursivité : une version itérative (Vidéo)

La fonction récursive que nous avons obtenue est d'un code assez compact et plutôt élégant, mais effectivement peu efficace. Pourquoi ? Rappelons son fonctionnement. Cette fonction est d'abord appelée pour calculer le coût de ce nœud-là. Nécessitant le coût optimal de ce nœud, celui-ci et celui-là, elle est ré appliquée, ...
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3.4 Stereoscopic vision

DA explains that ancestral monkeys had to 'decide whether a branch was within reach of a stretch or a jump - or beyond either' [p.248]. Individuals that were able to judge distances between themselves and branches more accurately had a competitive edge over other individuals, which led to the development in primates of stereoscopic vision. Stereoscopic vision evolved convergently in carnivores that judge distances to capture fast-moving prey.

The field of view of a single eye is termed
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2.2 Vibrant civil societies and a networked globe

One thing is common to all three attempts to find a route to a sustainable economy and society: in different ways they all assume that people will get actively involved in making human societies more sustainable. But this transformation will not take place through the corporate world's promises, by local protectionism, a return to ‘strong states’ or the publication of numerous indicators. Any of the three positions outlined above requires interactions and feedbacks created by a vibrant
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4.5 An overview of problems and solutions

You may come up against problems in online conferences that cause you frustration or annoyance, and make you less likely to participate. In the following subsections we discuss ways to handle the challenges of:

  • not knowing what to say;

  • feeling you are saying too much;

  • not everyone participating;

  • there being too much to do;

  • nobody saying anything.


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Further reading

Doblhofer, Ernst, Voices in Stone (Paladin, 1973; orig. edn. 1957). Not especially mathematical, but a good account of the decipherment of hieroglyphs and cuneiform texts if you want to follow that up.
Flegg, Graham, Numbers (Penguin, 1984; orig. edn. 1983). A book packed with much more information about numbers and their history than we have time for during the course.
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Roz Williams: "Communications Forum: Public Communications in Slow-Moving Crises"
(Full talk, featuring Roz Williams, Abrahm Lustgarten, and Andrea Pitzer: http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/c4fcm:1502/videos/9524-communications-forum-public-communications-in-slow-moving-crises-) Governments, corporations, and communities plan for sudden crises: the White House drafts strong responsive rhetoric for the next terrorist attack; Toyota runs reassuring national TV spots within hours of a product recall; and 32 Massachusetts towns successfully publicize water distribution sites fol
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The Life of Rousseau
This video is all about Rousseau's life. It goes into the ways that he changed his world and enlightened people to a new way to think. It also talks about how his ideas are still effecting us today.
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Les principes clés de l'économie de fonctionnalité (Vidéo)

Béatrice Bellini propose une définition de l'économie de fonctionnalité, et situe ce modèle dans une perspective historique.


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