Science in Focus: Energy
Explore the notion of "conservation of energy" — the idea that energy can neither be created nor destroyed.,A fourth grade teacher discusses how she approaches teaching concepts about energy to a diverse group of students.
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Introduction
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
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2.4 ‘Culture, identity and power’

Having unpacked some of the issues to do with the term ‘Roman empire’ we turn now to ‘culture, identity and power’, wide-ranging terms involving many different aspects which are often closely interlocked.

The following essay, ‘Looking for culture, identity and power’, is designed to help you consider various factors and experiences that helped to shape culture, identity and power as social forces in the empire. It introduces some key topics and terminology. Pl
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Wasting Energy at Home
People use energy in all aspects of their lives — for cooking, lighting and entertainment. Much of this energy use takes place in buildings, such as our homes. To save money and reduce the impact on our environment, many people are reducing their energy use. One way is to hire engineers to perform home energy audits to understand the ways we use energy and identify ways we can conserve energy. In this activity, students act as energy conservation engineers and identify the ways energy is conse
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From Experimental Physics to Internet Entrepreneurship: One Scientist’s Journey
Few better personify the vitality and ambition fueling China’s economic surge than Charles C-Y Zhang. In this energetic and revelatory talk, Zhang relates his personal evolution from MIT physicist to leading Chinese entrepreneur.

An industrious student from a poor family, Zhang was one of the fortunate few in hi

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Is social enterprise being set up to fail?
Is 'Enterprise Society' a myth or a reality? Academics from Cambridge Judge Business School express their concerns about the resources needed to successfully deliver it
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Number Systems - Example Problems
Subhash Doshi
Worked examples for converting between binary, decimal and hexadecimal.
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essere = to be, stato = was

scrivere = to write, scritto = wrote

leggere = to read, letto = read

vedere = to see, visto = saw

bere = to drink, bevuto = drank

aprire = to open, aperto = opened

chiudere = to close, chiuso = closed

fare = to do, fatto = did

dire = to say, detto = said

venire = to come, venuto = came

rispondere = to answer, risposto = answered

chiedere = to ask, chiesto = asked

morire = to die, mo
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Treasure Keepers
Good as new isn't always as good as old. Curator John Watson talks about conservation at Colonial Williamsburg.
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Organic Education

thumbnail“The farm holds potential for projects like these in engineering but also in other subjects that might deal with sustainable development, international development and public health and safety,” Eichorn said. “Of course, it also h
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Impulsive self-similar processes, with applications in broadband communication system modeling
In broadband networks, bandwidth requirements of multimedia applications and size ofthe associated files deviate frequently and significantly from their average value and resultin impulsive and self-similar tra±c. Impulsiveness implies that the second- or higher-orderstatistics of the process are infinite. On the other hand, self-similarity translates to strongcorrelation between the process samples. Self-similarity has been traditionally defined basedon second-order statistics, e.g. a power-
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New in the Collection
Objects rare and poignant joined the Colonial Williamsburg museum collections in 2009. Chief Curator and Vice President for Collections, Conservation and Museums Ron Hurst describes the finds.
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Conservation, Where Art and Science Meet
Museum conservators wage daily battle against 10 agents of decay. Exhibit Curator Emily Williams outlines the plan of attack in "Conservation, Where Art and Science Meet."
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Could now be the best time to create economic value?
Donald Sull, Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management discusses how there can be an upside to a downturn and why different times in the economic cycle can provide potential advantages for skilled firms

Cry Witch, Part Two
Hear the verdict in the trial of Grace Sherwood, the "Virginia Witch."
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A Laden Table
A table crowded with local game, seafood, custards and savories is a feast of gratitude. Journeyman Rob Brantley describes the dishes.
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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You just earned a promotion at work, so you take your family out for dinner at a fancy Japanese restaurant to celebrate the good news. When the host seats you, your children sit very properly as they peruse the Japanese menu. One child demands in Japanese, “Mom, I want french fries.” [...]
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