The Buyback Fund That Gives Back
A buyback fund we launched in 2011 has continued to grow in 2014 and is now open to small investors.
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Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, area of cylinder
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School activities: Evolutionary tree of mammals
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The Diversity of Countries and Economies across the World
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By the end of this section, you will be able to: Analyze GDP per capita as a measure of the diversity of international standards of living Identify what classifies a […]

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4.2 Reactor safety: the Chernobyl incident

By far the worst nuclear reactor accident took place on 26 April 1986 when one of four 1 GW reactors at Chernobyl in the Ukraine released a radioactive cloud over Europe (Figure 17). (See S278 video clips document.) The build-up to this accident has been related to a series of complex chemical reactions induced
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7.343 A Love-Hate Relationship: Cholesterol in Health and Disease (MIT)
In this class, we will examine cholesterol's role in the cell and in the body as a whole, from its function as a structural component of the membrane to its function in signaling. We will discuss mechanisms of cholesterol sensing, mechanisms of feedback regulation in cells, cholesterol in the brain, cholesterol in the circulation, 'good cholesterol' and 'bad cholesterol,' cholesterol-related human disorders, and the drugs that deal with some of these disorders. This course is one of many Ad
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Some people are so hard up that they can't even afford basic medical care. In today's lesson, you will learn how to take instructions from a doctor and how to ask where to get medicine and food!


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4.6 Accretion power

Calculations based on the above accretion disc hypothesis show that if a mass m falls into the black hole, then the amount of energy it can radiate before it finally disappears is about 0.1 mc2, or about 10% of its rest energy. Other than matter-antimatter annihilation, this is the most efficient process for converting mass into energy ever conceived. A comparable figure for the nuclear fusion of hydrogen in stars is only 0.7% of the rest energy of the four hydrogen n
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying education. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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6.1 Basic isotropy

As we have said, the photons in the 3 K background have been practically free from interaction with anything since about 4 × 105 years after the instant of the big bang. The present angular distribution of the microwave radiation – the way in which it is spread across the sky – is therefore almost the same as it was then. The spectrum we find today depends on the temperatures at that time – for the intensity of the radiation in a particular region of the early Unive
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Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to the evolution of mammals.

We will be considering Darwin's observations on a great many mammals, and how he noticed that species fell into natural groups. We take as an example the evolution of one particularly interesting mammal, the whale, and look at evidence both from fossils and from DNA to see which other mammals are most closely related to whales. We see how the evidence from these two very different sources points to the same relationship and
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Israel's Netanyahu urges 'better deal' over Iran nuclear program
In the most anticipated speech to the U.S. Congress by a foreign leader in years, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells U.S. to hold out for a "better" nuclear deal with Iran. Mana Rabiee reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and 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 bu
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Introduction

The core of this course is Chapter 9 of Teach Yourself Planets, by David Rothery, which is found in Section 1 of this course page by page, followed by a guided discussion and questions in Sections 2 through 4. Note that all references in Chapter 9 of Teach Yourself Planets to other chapters, are to other chapters of Teach Yourself Planets - these references are not to other sections of this course.

Jupiter is the first of the giant planets and has a large family of
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4 Continental break up and opening of the lapetus Ocean

The document attached below includes the fourth section of Mountain building in Scotland. In this section, you will find the following subsections:

  • 4.1 Introduction

  • 4.2 The Dalradian Supergroup

    • 4.2.1 Dalradian sedimentary basins: seeing through metamorphism

    • 4.2.2 Primary rock types and terminology

    • 4.2.3 Lithostratigraphic subdivisions of the Dalradian Supe
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1.3.2 Peat formation in raised mires

Mires can also form inland within low-lying depressions, provided the rate of precipitation exceeds the rate of evaporation (Figure 4a). Peat is impermeable and so its accumulation progressively impedes drainage. This attribute gives mires the ability to maintain a water table independent of the area surrounding them.
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