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1.5.4 Summary

  • The Euro has become an important currency of denomination for government and corporate bonds.

  • There is now emerging a two-currency world, made up of the US dollar and the EU Euro.

  • The advantages to countries of being able to borrow internationally in their own currencies have not been lost to them, so there will be an incentive for the east-Asian countries to develop their own ‘regional’ financial markets.


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Babbage: Thinking with your tentacles
The secret to the intelligence of the octopus lies in its genome and scientists explore how big data disrupts the principle of anonymity
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On Shame [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Phil Hutchinson, Professor Vasudevi Reddy, Dr Jonathan Webber | Shame is often depicted as playing a socially negative role. But might it also play an important positive role in our moral psychology, and for a flourishing political community? Is shame a source of self-knowledge, and a spur to transformative action, as Sartre and Beauvoir suggest? How important are other people to one’s feeling of shame? And how should we think about the developmental origins of shame? Phil Hutch
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Learn to speak French : Meeting and Greeting
This uses basic vocabulary to say ask how somebody is. It includes a mini test at the end<br><br>Visit the official website from the creators of this video at<br><br>http://...
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3 Language, mathematics and science in context

In the opening part of this course we argued that, as human beings, we are constantly engaging with the world through mechanisms called ‘ways of knowing’, and that three important ways of knowing are language, mathematics and science. Although it may be easy to see what makes language, mathematics and science different from each other, in real-life contexts they are rarely used in isolation. We tried to show this by using shopping as an example of an everyday activity that can involve all
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“Securing the International Oil Supply”
A panel featuring David Goldwyn, President of Goldwyn International Strategies LLC; Senior Fellow in the Energy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs; Scott Nauman, Manager of Economics and Energy in Corporate Planning for ExxonMobil Corporation; and Michael Klare, Five College Professor
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5.4 A dimensional model of religion

Given the problems of devising a succinct definition of religion, some contemporary scholars have produced broader profiles of religion without claiming to identify one distinguishing characteristic. One example of this kind of approach is the seven-dimensional model of religion proposed by Ninian Smart, a specialist in the study of world religions. Smart argues that, if his model is adequate, ‘then we do not need to worry greatly about further definition of religion’ (Smart, 1989, p. 21)
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Free Computational Thinking Graphic Organizer

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Music Acoustics
The acoustics of musical instruments and the voice. The "Basics" directory introduces and explains general concepts. There are "Introduction to the Acoustics of [instrument name]", data bases, technical material, web services (including a hearing test) and a FAQ.
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Error, Lies and Adventure: The Power of Lies [Audio]
Speaker(s): Hilary Lawson, Dr Parashkev Nachev, Dr Jaime Whyte | We have seen a gradual erosion of belief in objective truth, but in a world without truth how are we to understand lies? This second event in the series debates the nature of lies and their importance. Are lies necessarily morally wrong, and what is the relationship between lies, power and individual identity? This lecture is the second of a three-part series entitled Error, Lies and Adventure, the first talk 'Beyond Truth: Error a
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Challenging Inequalities [Audio]
Speaker(s): Shami Chakrabarti, Duncan Green, Phumeza Mlungwana | This panel will debate different approaches to addressing key inequalities. Shami Chakrabarti is the Former Director of Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties), appointed in September 2003. She was born in London and studied Law at LSE. She is Chancellor of Essex University and a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple. She is the author of On Liberty, published in 2014. Duncan Green(@fp2p) is Senior Strategic Adviser at Ox
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3.2 By medium

We can divide texts up by the medium in which they appear. This is a broad division that is technologically based. It may seem excessively obvious, but it can be quite revealing. For example, different media have different periodicities (frequency of appearances) – most magazines appear weekly or monthly, while newspapers are weekly or daily. Episodes of television programmes are most commonly also weekly or daily, but films appear on a different basis altogether, since, like books or CDs t
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SPUR-ring on student research at APL
Whiting School of Engineering student Farhan Damani (WSE ’16) works on next-generation prosthetic limbs at the Applied Physics Lab, with mentor and APL Senior Engineer Kapil Katyal. This opportunity was made possible through SPUR (the Summer Program in Undergraduate Research), funded through the generosity of Johns Hopkins University Trustee Heather Murren (A&S ’88) and her husband Jim. Heather Murren is also a co-chair of Rising to the Challenge: the Campaign for Johns Hopkins. Visit rising
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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Sine, Cosine, Tangent, and Theta
Interactive tool demonstrating formulae for sine, cosine, and tangent with Theta
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Clemson's First MFA Graduate, Jeanet Dreskin, Gives Back through Travel Abroad Program Scholarship
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Het versje van de oe
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Dit versje kan je gebruiken bij het aanleren van de letter oe.


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5.1 Basic do's and don'ts and lone working

Some basic ‘do's and don'ts’ are:

  • Laboratory coats must be worn at all times.

  • When handling chemicals or sharps (any sharp object that can cause injury, particularly to the hands), observe good laboratory practice by wearing gloves. Latex or nitrile gloves are best, depending on the application.

  • There should be no eating, chewing gum, drinking, smoking or applying cosmetics in any laboratory.

  • No p
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Introduction

This unit provides an overview of John Napier and his work on logarithms. It discusses his approach to this lasting invention and looks at the key players who worked with him, including Briggs, Wright and Kepler.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Topics in the history of mathematics (MA290) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in Author(s): The Open University

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L’utilisation de la propriété intellectuelle comme moteur de développement

Les premières ”Rencontres lorraines de la propriété intellectuelle” tenues à Metz en mai 2008 avaient été consacrées à la propriété intellectuelle face au défi de la mondialisation.

L’édition 2009 de ces Rencontres, organisée le 6 octobre 2009 à Nancy, s’est concentrée sur la filière « fibres et éco-matériaux », laquelle, que ce soit à travers le bois, le textile, le papier, les composites ou encore les marchés utili
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6 Concentrating, storing and transporting energy

The Earth is awash with energy from sources other than fossil fuels; thousands of times as much as humans use. Why
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