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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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Of Visions, Dreams and Reality; Sustainable Housing in Perspective (Inaugural Lecture - Professor Ma
The inaugural lecture of Professor Malcolm Bell, Downing Chair in Surveying and Sustainable Housing, was held on Tuesday 18 May 2010. Professor Bell's lecture titled "Of Visions, Dreams and Reality; Sustainable Housing in Perspective" explored the issues and challenges of making very large reductions in carbon emissions from housing. It drew on some 20 years of research work in the Buildings, Energy and Sustainability research group, which is part of the Centre for the Built Environment (CeBE) a
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Toxic Inequality in the United States: economic inequality and racial injustice driving ugly politic
Speaker(s): Professor Thomas Shapiro, Zamila Bunglawala | In his latest book, Toxic Inequality, which he will discuss in this lecture, Thomas Shapiro examines a powerful and unprecedented convergence in the United States: historic and rising levels of wealth and income inequality in an era of stalled mobility, intersecting with a widening racial wealth gap, all against the backdrop of changing racial and ethnic demographics. Thomas Shapiro (@tmshapiro) is Director, Institute on Assets and Social
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explore the relationship between sport and the media and understand that this is a social relationship

  • understand how sport is part of wider cultural relations and, especially of popular culture

  • look at how the media create sporting heroes through the stories they tell.


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Spanish Vocab Builder #28 - Music
Learn Mexican Spanish with SpanishPod101.com ! Our Mexican Spanish vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Mexican Spanish words and phrases from the Mexican Spanish vocabulary lists. Join us for Mexican Spanish Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn words and phrases for Music. Click [...]
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Rusty Rueff: Purdue Alum on Apps, Platforms & Your Life
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Acknowledgements

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence.

The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not
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How Government Buys Your Support

[This article appears in the January-February 2016 issue of The Austrian.]

In Iraq and Afghanistan, US military officers routinely handed bundles of cash to local residents to buy influence and undermine resistance to the American occupation. Such payments came in especially handy after US troops inadvertently killed innocent civilians or sheep. Billions of dollars were shoveled out with little or no oversight as part of the Pentagon’s “Money as a Weapon System” progra
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Ingeniería Biomédica
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1.2 Globalisation is about networks

Globalisation is a term that refers to the flows around the world of species, money, goods, ideas, people, etc., and the networks that are integral to these flows. The word is used to attempt to capture a dizzying mix of recent economic, political and socio-cultural developments. The term can also be applied to ecological globalisation. The global transport of people, goods and services has massively increased. Technological and economic networks have developed to smooth trade and econ
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Kew in the digital age
Professor Angela McFarlane explores how The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is using digital media to engage new, global audiences in its science and conservation work.
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"Sites of Conflict: Identity and Insurgency in Postcolonial Northeast India"
Suryasikha Pathak, Fulbright Fellow at SUNY-Oswego, discusses militant groups, movements and responses in Northeast India.
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The Murder of Emmett Till
The Emmett Till story is one of those stories that gripped the nation in the 50's. CAUTION: There is a distant image of Till in a casket. His mother insisted that his casket be open so that all could see the boy's face. "The murder of Emmett Till was noted as one of the leading events that motivated the American Civil Rights Movement."(Wikipedia, 2009). (02:36)
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Présentation de l'expédition "La Planète Revisitée" en Papouasie (Vidéo)

En 2012/2013, le programme d'expéditions du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle et Pro-Natura international "La Planète Revisitée" ont organiseé une grande expédition en Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée.


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2 One gene–one protein

A gene is a short section of a long DNA double helix molecule, which comprises a linear sequence of base pairs.

SAQ 1

What is the basic (primary) structure of a protein?


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2.1 Industry and markets: what do we mean?

Case study: Digital outsells film

Sales of digital cameras have overtaken traditional 35 mm cameras for the first time. According to monthly figures collated by national electric and photo retailer Dixons, digital camera sales out
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Introduction

This course looks at the way people identify and become attached to places, buildings and objects. It also analyses how this attachment can impact on personal well-being. Understanding this is important in assessing the care people of all ages need and how this care should be delivered.

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1.1.1 Summary

Identity involves:

  • a link between the personal and the social;

  • some active engagement by those who take up identities;

  • being the same as some people and different from others, as indicated by symbols and representations;

  • a tension between how much control I have in constructing my identities and how much control or constraint is exercised over me.


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2008.03.05-The Public Understanding of Science
The Public Understanding of Science: Report commissioned by British Gov. Sir Arnold Wolfendale, FRS 14th Astronomer Royal, Great Britain Co-sponsor ? College of Science
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