How to Build the Future [Audio]
Speaker(s): Peter Thiel | It's easier to copy a model than to make something new. Adding more of something familiar takes the world from 1 to n. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. Today our challenge is to imagine and create new technologies to make the future more peaceful and prosperous. Peter Thiel (@peterthiel), an entrepreneur and investor, co-founded PayPal and the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies. He made the first outside investment in Facebook, funded co
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Podcasting
This case study describes the use of pod casts to support and enhance student decision making in the development and running of a new simulated company using business simulation software
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Engaging students in ethical debates
This case study outlines an investigation into the acceptance of a new pedagogical paradigm aiming to engage and inspire students in ethical and entrepreneurial activity
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Orphan Works 3: The Role of Private & Public Registries
One question regarding orphan works is the role public and private registries might play in any orphan works solution. The most obvious of these registries, the Copyright Office's own registration and recordation system, provides a wealth of copyright information but has limitations based on both technological requirements and the fact that registration and recordation is not mandatory in the United States. There are other registries that have ownership information, and there has been some sugge
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3.1.1 Phosphorus

Phosphorus has a number of indispensable biochemical roles and is an essential element for growth in all organisms, being a component of nucleic acids such as DNA, which hold the code for life. However, phosphorus is a scarce element in the Earth's crust and natural mobilization of phosphorus from rocks is slow. Its compounds are relatively insoluble, there is no reservoir of gaseous phosphorus compounds available in the atmosphere (as there is for carbon and nitrogen), and phosphorus is also
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How Pay Inequality Affects the Bottom Line
Pay inequality is a persistent problem that is getting more exposure than ever before. Recent Wharton research examines how inequality affects individual workers and entire companies.
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Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
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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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2.4 Variable fecundity

The food supply for most polar species depends on several unpredictable factors so successful breeding is far from certain, even if births are tightly synchronized with the seasons. Maintaining pregnancy and feeding the offspring after birth (or hatching in birds) are energetically expensive. The death of the offspring before its maturity represents an irredeemable loss of ‘reproductive investment’ for the parents, particularly the mother, although the earlier in parental nurturing that t
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Episode 156: Virtual Networks with Narayan Annamalai | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Narayan Annamalai, a Program Manager on the Virtual Networks team.  Today Narayan discusses Azure Virtual Networks as well as hybrid connections. VNets allow you to create a secure and isolated trust boundary for your resources within Azure.  This also allows you to seamlessly connect resour
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The Rhubarb Triangle
This is an interactive learning resource book targeted at families who want to learn together and improve their basic English and maths abilities.
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The Story of Wakefield
A basic skills learning resource booklet with interactive activities designed to introduce the Wakefield Museum.
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Evaluation of 'Business Enterprise' Module
This report outlines a process of evaluation for a business enterprise module. This exploratory research investigates the impact of 'contextual' based evaluation of enterprise education curricula
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Evaluation of 'Advanced Database Management' module
This paper focuses on a discussion on the approach taken in analysing evaluation design for a specific faculty module on enterprise education
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Blind Terrier
Cesar teaches a terrier owner to live "in the now" in order to help her deal with her dog problems. This video is part of a series aired by National Geographic on dog behavior. (03:45)
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The University of Memphis Annual Giving-Kevin 2
Your Annual Gift to the University of Memphis can be directed to support student scholarships to help students like Kevin. To make a gift to the University, please visit http://www.memphis.edu/give
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3.3 Extending the distance scale

Having reviewed some of the properties of galaxies, we are now in a position to return to the question of how we are to develop further our methods of measuring distance.

The various steps taken in determining larger distances from known smaller ones are often called ‘rungs in the distance ladder’. The process of constructing a rung has been:

  1. Find a measurable quantity associated with a class of objects.

  2. Observe how the measura
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COMP1216 - Problem class 8
COMP1216 - Problem class 8 - Profile Picture Prof Michael Butler
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Introduction

This course looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing. Such tests provide genetic information in the form of a predictive diagnosis, and as such are described as predictive tests. Pre-natal diagnosis uses techniques such as amniocentesis to test fetuses in the womb. For example, it is commonly offered to women over 35 to test for Down's syndrome. Childhood testing involves testing children for genetic diseases that may no
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2.5 Obesity and ageing

So, it seems that a part of the explanation for Ron's obesity, and the health problems that have led him to seek medical advice, may relate to the environment in which he is living, and more specifically the diet that he has chosen. It may also be a diet that is especially effective in activating the reward circuits in Ron's brain. However, Ron is also in his later middle age. A longitudinal study of people of this age in the USA suggests that average body weight increases by 1–2 kg per dec
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