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7 The pros and cons, and future of geothermal energy
Energy from sources other than fossil and 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. This unit considers one of these alternative sources, geothermal energy derived from the interior heat of the Earth, and the potential for this alternative to supplant fossil and nuclear fuel use to power social needs fast enough to avoid t
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4 Locating high-enthalpy geothermal fields
Energy from sources other than fossil and 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. This unit considers one of these alternative sources, geothermal energy derived from the interior heat of the Earth, and the potential for this alternative to supplant fossil and nuclear fuel use to power social needs fast enough to avoid t
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Museum Program Allows Students To Visit For Free
PULLMAN, Wash.— Dots, lines, and colorful artwork are now on display at the Washington State University Museum of Art. The exhibit featuring Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art is free to enjoy, but getting to Pullman can be a daunting task for some future artists. That's where a unique program set up by the Museum of Art comes into play. The Buy-a-Busload-of-Kids offers transportation funding to K-12 school classes within a 100-mile radius to take field trips to WSU and the Museum of Art.
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Rashid Khalidi: "Constraining and Shaping Nationalism: The United States and Iraq"
A talk by Rashid Khalidi, Director, Center for International Studies and Professor, Departments of History andNear Eastern Languages and Civilizations. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
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1 The Royal Pavilion
In this unit we examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth century romanticism and exoticism. We begin with a biographical discussion of the Prince of Wales, afterwards Prince Regent and eventually King George IV, to whose specifications the Pavilion was built. With the help of video and still images we take a tour of the Pavilion, examining the exterior then a series of interior rooms as a visitor in the 1820s may have experienced them. Besides this we look at co
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UK outvoted in EU president ballot
EU moves to assuage British prime minister after outvoting him in European Commission president poll. Natalie Thomas 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 business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters
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3 From Enlightenment to Romantic?
In this unit we examine the Royal Pavillion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth century romanticism and exoticism. We begin with a biographical discussion of the Prince of Wales, afterwards Prince Regent and eventually King George IV, to whose specifications the Pavillion was built. With the help of video and still images we take a tour of the Pavillion, examining the exterior then a series of interior rooms as a visitor in the 1820s may have experienced them. Besides this we look at
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6 The Pavilion and the picturesque
In this unit we examine the Royal Pavillion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth century romanticism and exoticism. We begin with a biographical discussion of the Prince of Wales, afterwards Prince Regent and eventually King George IV, to whose specifications the Pavillion was built. With the help of video and still images we take a tour of the Pavillion, examining the exterior then a series of interior rooms as a visitor in the 1820s may have experienced them. Besides this we look at
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WordBook - English Dictionary and Thesaurus App for iOS
'FEATURES that make WordBook stand out from other dictionary apps:- Professionally recorded pronunciation for every single entry- Word origin information (Etymologies)- Built-in spell checker with pop-up spelling suggestions- User's bookmark and note management- Unmatched sounds-like and wild card search and a powerful word puzzle solver====================================WordBook is a comprehensive, quick and intuitive dictionary and thesaurus of the English language. It's a great combination o
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Air Safety: Nothing But Blue Skies?
While Arnold Barnett acknowledges addressing the same questions around flying year after year (“Does he ever change his schtick?”), he advertises some new twists this time ‘round. Barnett remains remarkably consistent, though, in his quite sunny assessment of the current state of aviation safety -- even after a recent
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Composing a Career and Life
Linda Mason was originally going to make a case study of Bright Horizons, her $1.3 billion, early childhood care business, but reconsidered in light of the current economic crisis -- to the benefit of her audience. Instead, she takes up her own story as a recession-era entrepreneur who built several hugely successful, social
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Transitioning from the Space Shuttle to the Constellation System
William Gerstenmaier knows the U.S. space program inside out -- both literally and figuratively. As a 30-plus year veteran of NASA, Gerstenmaier has managed the operational dimensions of the space shuttle, international space station, and other space flight missions. For this AeroAstro talk, he dissects a problem that
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A New Age of Exploration: From Earth to Mars
Happily for human spaceflight, Dava Newman and her students enjoy working in such laboratories as NASA’s “Vomit Comet.” Newman’s work aims to provide a better understanding of how humans can withstand the rigors of space missions. Her decades studying human physiology and performance in extreme environments may pro
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Lecture 9: Motion Capture
Dr Julian Morris on "Motion Capture". Over the past 25 years "motion capture" has grown from very small beginnings into a global market worth many £10 millions per annum, spanning applications in orthopaedics, sport, film, TV and computer games, and industry. The populist model of start-ups suggests an original stroke of technical and entrepreneurial insight, but this is misleading. The reality is a rather more interesting story of successive engineering responses to customer demand and competi
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Intellectual Development
This course examines contemporary theory and research on the development of intellectual processes from infancy through adolescence. It compares cognitive-developmental theories and research to psychometric,information-processing, and other approaches. The final project, the metahobby project, fosters the student's ability to think theoretically and apply good theory in professional and personal ways.
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1.3 Inadequate intake

In the developed world inadequate intake of food, at least in terms of energy, is not common. Nevertheless, in many parts of the world starvation is a huge issue, and it is estimated that tens of millions of people face starvation, and well over 5 million, mainly children, die each year from inadequate nutrient intake. Importantly, lack of particular nutrients impairs our ability to carry out many functions.

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Demographics & China
Chancellor's Professor of History Kenneth Pomeranz lectures on Demographics and China in Earth System Science 280: Sustainability Science on Wednesday, October 27, 2010.
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Safe water? Lessons from Kazakhstan
 Professor Sarah O'Hara

Despite global efforts to improve access to safe water and sanitation, a report co-authored by an expert at The University of Nottingham, argues that much more needs to be done.

Professor Sarah O'Hara explains why, in countries like Kazakhstan, the UN's definition of safe water should be reviewed.

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Banco Itaaú BBA's Candido Bracher: 'The Party Will Not Be as Fancy as Before'
Economic crises around the globe have often hit Brazilian banks hard, with capital flight hammering the country's currency, the real. But Brazil's financial institutions seem better positioned to weather the current worldwide credit crunch, although lending there is just as frozen as it is elsewhere, according to Candido Bracher, president and chief executive officer of the São Paulo-based Banco Itaú BBA, one of the country's largest private banks. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Brach
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Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us
The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism--the theory that market-based solutions are always best, regardless of the problem. For decades, their advocates dominated mainstream economics, and their influence created a system where an unthinking faith in markets led many to view speculative investments as fundamentally safe. The crisis seemed to have killed off these ideas, but they still live on in the minds of many-- even some of those charged with cl
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