Animation Mondays - The Rotwood Forest
In this episode, Digital Media graduate Regine Clarke gives us some insights into the bizarre world of "The Rotwood Forest" by Julia Zolkiewska. WATCH "THE ROTWOOD FOREST": http://youtu.be/wWwMrC2GzHM. Each Monday our graduate students hosts will be introducing you to the amazing world of animation - how works were created, different techniques used and more.If you're an animation fan or creator this is the series for you. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to our channel: www.youtube.com/unsw
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HST.176 Cellular and Molecular Immunology (MIT)
This course covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation, including molecular structure and assembly of MHC molecules, the biology of cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, and the pathogenesis of immunologically mediated diseases. The course is structured as a series of lectures and tutorials in which clinical cases are discussed with faculty tutors. Lecture
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Burglary project
This report outlines the process and findings from an innovative project for students. This work was part of the curriculum and involved students working with West Yorkshire Police as part of the safer Leeds project in designing and making a film for students n crime prevention and personal safety in Leeds
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1.5 The physics and chemistry of coal formation

Coal is a type of sediment made up mainly of lithified plant remains. But how does spongy, rotting plant debris become a hard seam of coal? As discussed earlier, plant material growing in mires dies, and then rots under anoxic conditions to form peat (by the process of humification). With time, the mire becomes covered with layers of sediment, the weight of which squeezes water and gas out of the pore spaces and compacts the vegetation. As subsidence allows deposition of further mire-s
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Karl Ove Knausgaard's whole life: My Struggle


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2.1 Everyday life

Picture an everyday scene. You're in a high street coffee shop. All around you people are drinking coffee. Some people are chatting with friends, others are using their mobile phone. A few individuals seem to be working – consulting their laptop computers, scribbling notes. In a corner of the coffee shop an internet cafe has been set up. At one table a couple of teenagers are laughing at a message in a chat room, while at another table an old chap searches the Web for something.

Now
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$500,000 UT Grant for Combating Invasive Species
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7.3.1 Library-based methods for demonstrating an interaction between proteins

As well as the biochemical approaches to studying protein–protein interactions, there is a variety of qualitative methods for screening ‘libraries’ of cloned genes or gene fragments whose protein products might interact with a protein of interest. Such an approach has the advantage that the genes that encode those proteins that bind are available immediately for expression, facilitating subsequent analysis of the protein.

The two-hybrid system uses transcriptional activity
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Truth and Rationality [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Wolfgang Spohn | Drawing on his Lakatos Award winning book The Laws of Belief, Wolfgang Spohn asks how is truth best characterised? And what are the relationships between truth and what it is rational to believe? Wolfgang Spohn is chair in philosophy and philosophy of science at the University of Konstanz.
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6.1 Firing-rate hypothesis

Information about stimulus intensity is encoded in two ways: the firing rates of neurons and the number of active neurons.

Intensity is assumed to be encoded by an increase in discharge rate of action potentials within the auditory system. As the stimulus gets more intense, the basilar membrane vibrates at a greater amplitude causing the membrane potential of activated hair cells to be more depolarised and this causes the nerve fibres that synapse onto the hair cells to fire at a greate
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14.04.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Samstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Die Entsendung einer Beobachtermission der Vereinten Nationen zur Überwachung der Waffenruhe nach Syrien verzögert sich. Russland stellte sich im UN-Sicherheitsrat gegen eine von westlichen und arabischen Staaten formulierte Resolution. Moskaus UN-Botschafter Witali Tschurkin meinte, es müsse alles herausgestrichen werden, was für diesen besonderen Zwe
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2.6 Combining probabilities

The probabilities described in Section 2.3 and Section 2.4 related to the outcomes of a single process, such as repeatedly tossing one coin. Now suppose you were to toss three separate coins simultaneously. What is the probability that
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2 Odd one out

The image below shows models of four mammals:

  • Rhinoceros

  • Whale

  • Elephant

  • Hippopotamus

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8 Water and its impurities

Water must be of a certain quality to be suitable for human consumption. No natural water found on Earth is pure; any sample of water contains more than just water molecules. Some materials, such as sodium nitrate, are very soluble and dissolve in water in large quantities, whereas other materials are much less soluble. This is just as well, otherwise rain would dissolve all the rocks and they would end up in the oceans!

Drinking water must not contain harmful materials, which means bot
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Malaysia and Singapore: Models for the Asian Century?
Chaired by Basham Professor Anthony Milner from the ANU School of Culture, History & Language, this expert panel examines the question 'Malaysia -Singapore: Models for the Asian Century?' as part of the inaugural Malaysia-Singapore Update at The Australian National University. Both Malaysia and Singapore have had a long and close association with Australia in areas including economic cooperation, education, security and refugees. The longstanding governments of these two economically thriving s
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Oil tanker was hijacked by Libyan gunmen, captain says
Now held in a Libyan jail, the captain of an oil tanker -- said to have been seized by a group of armed fighters -- says he and his crew had no choice but to comply with the ship's captors. 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 busi
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7.90J Computational Functional Genomics (MIT)
The course focuses on casting contemporary problems in systems biology and functional genomics in computational terms and providing appropriate tools and methods to solve them. Topics include genome structure and function, transcriptional regulation, and stem cell biology in particular; measurement technologies such as microarrays (expression, protein-DNA interactions, chromatin structure); statistical data analysis, predictive and causal inference, and experiment design. The emphasis is on coup
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Introduction

Energy from sources other than fossil or nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. Many alternative sources of energy have been used in simple ways for millennia, e.g. wind and water mills, sails, wood burning – but only in the last two centuries has their potential begun to be exploited on an industrial scale. Except
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A-Z HIV/Aids reporting practical guide
Published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, this practical guide which is intended for journalists provides information on HIV/Aids reporting for the media. The guide covers the basics of HIV/Aids reporting; tips on how to pitch stories to editors, and gives advice on ethical reporting. Lists are provided on additional resources with a glossary, a timeline of the history of HIV, FAQ, explanations utilised and details on treatments used for HIV/Aids. The last two chapters concentrate on TB and mal
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