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
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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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6.1 The intricacies of neuron growth

Particular nerves, such as those sensory nerves that arise from the nasal retina (the side of the retina adjacent to the nose), cross the midline; other sensory nerves, such as those that arise from the temporal retina do not. This pattern is consistent between individuals, to such an extent that a map of the nervous system is good enough to be used to locate a particular nerve pathway in most people. (See Author(s): The Open University

Jerica & Ashleigh
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1.7.1 Carboniferous mires

During the late Carboniferous, mires developed over vast areas of the UK. Much of today's land area was an extensive, low-lying plain bordering a sea to the south (a sea that was soon to be the site of a mountain-building episode). Any mountains that existed lay hundreds of kilometres to the north. Large river systems meandered southwards across these plains.

At that time, the UK lay in tropical latitudes, almost on the Equator (see Author(s): The Open University

Can Annuities Help Grow Your Retirement Nest Egg?
New research from Wharton professor Olivia Mitchell looks at how annuities can help secure enough retirement income when the products are included in pension plan menus.
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2.4 Fuel requirements for nuclear reactors

The fission energy of uranium-235 is 8.2 × 1013 J kg−1. Setting this figure in the context of fuelling a reactor depends on:

  1. The thermal efficiency of the reactor — For modern burner reactors, this is similar to that of modern fossil fuel power stations, about 35% (i.e. 65% of the available energy is lost within the reactor-coolant-turbine system).

  2. The power output — A typical value for a bur
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1.3 Scales of measurement

In thinking about the sizes of things, it is sometimes useful to do so in quite rough terms, just to the nearest power of ten. For example, 200 is nearer to 100 than it is to 1000, but 850 is nearer to 1000 than it is to 100. So if we were approximating to the nearest power of ten we could say 200 was roughly 102, but 850 was roughly 103. This process is called reducing the numbers to the nearest order of magnitude.

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Powering the Planet: The Challenge for Science in the 21st Century
The supply of secure, clean, sustainable energy is arguably the most important scientific and technical challenge facing humanity in the 21st century. Rising living standards of a growing world population will cause global energy consumption to increase dramatically over the next half century. Within our lifetimes, energy consumption will increase at least two-fold. This additional energy needed is not attainable from long discussed sources, the global appetite for energy is simply too much. Pet
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メモリ割り当ての変更
64ビットアプリケーションであるAfter Effectsのメモリの割り当て方法について学びます。メモリを割り当てる量により、RAMプレビューやレンダリングされるフレームの長さが変わります。
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Conclusion

  1. Eutrophication is a process in which an ecosystem accumulates mineral nutrients. It can occur naturally, but is usually associated with human activity that releases nutrients into the environment.

  2. Anthropogenic eutrophication has caused a widespread loss of biodiversity in many systems. Recent attempts to reverse the process are proving difficult and expensive.

  3. Symptoms of eutrophication are most readily seen in aquatic systems,
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4.3 Cellular changes

Hibernation can result in the deposition of fat in adipose tissue. In tissues of finite size which are important sources of energy and sites for fuel metabolism, changes in cell structure (redistribution of organelles involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis) are the most likely adaptation to a state of torpor. Liver hepatocytes of the hibernating dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius), are visibly different from those of arousing and euthermic dormice when viewed in thin secti
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the principles that underlie the ability of wave power to deliver useable energy

  • outline the technologies that are used to harness the power of waves

  • discuss the positive and negative aspects of wave energy in relation to natural and human aspects of the environment.


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