Giving in the Digital World
For charitable organizations and initiatives, the Internet provides the opportunity to reach more people in more direct and personal ways. Are they grasping this opportunity? Following on the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, generous individuals around the world used their mobile phones to make more than $40 million in gifts to aid organisations. More than $1 billion in gifts came in the next four weeks, a large percentage of which was donated online. But the real stories of how digital tec
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VariQuest Training Videos: VariQuest Awards Maker - Maintenance Tips

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GRCC Mathematics Professor John Dersch reviews many historical innovations in math.
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6.3 Anisotropies in the Universe itself

Having subtracted the dipolar anisotropy due to the motion of the Earth relative to the 3 K radiation, we are left with radiation that is exceedingly isotropic. So, we have to ask whether there are any residual variations that would point to a departure from isotropy of the radiation itself? This is a crucial question. Although it was gratifying to have the radiation so isotropic that there could be little doubt of its cosmic origins, nevertheless a completely isotropic distribu
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7.2 The public take control

There is also good evidence which suggests that the public took control over their own health by choosing not to seek medical help, or by rejecting offers of help and treatment (Figure 10).

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Added Value: Implementation of User Requirements in City Simulators
The following contribution discusses the possible consequences of the concept of City Simulators and Digital City Models, which can be obtained from a previously conducted user inquiry in an Urban Planning Department. At the core of the examination are the additional benefit (added value) and the increasing acceptance of digital planning techniques by its users which can be made possible by the implementation of user requirements in City Simulators. Various experiments for cooperative planning i
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1 Describing an ICT system

In this course I shall be introducing you to some ideas about how ICT systems work. Because this course is about ICT systems, I'll be starting with a discussion about what constitutes a system. I'll go on to introduce some diagrammatic ways of representing ICT systems. Then I'll look at some examples to illustrate how they carry out certain processes, namely conveying, storing and manipulating data. You will also find out about other processes performed by ICT systems.

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Defining a process of design and learning of digital graphics by means of distance education
This paper describes and analyses the teaching/learning approach which progressively is being established in the context of the Digital Graphics Post-Graduation Course. The method used has, basically, generated educational situations able to increase the self-learning capacity of the students; develop skills for collaborative activities to build the knowledge and overtake the limits of time and space imposed by traditional educational systems. The theoretical references adopted to draw the didac
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2.7.4 Identities are contextual and interactional

Different identities assume greater or less importance, and play different roles, in different contexts and settings, and in interactions with different people. Different aspects of people’s identity may come to the fore in the workplace and in the home, for example, while people might emphasise different aspects of themselves to different people (and different people may see different identities when they meet them).


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1.2 Nucleic acids: genetic, functional and structural roles in the cell

The first role that one immediately thinks about for nucleic acids is that of an inherited genetic material, principally in the form of DNA. In some cases, the inherited genetic material is RNA instead of DNA. For example, almost 60% of all characterised viruses have RNA genomes and these are more common in plant viruses than in animal viruses. There is considerable variation in the amount of genetic material present within organisms (Author(s): The Open University

Feudal Social Structure
A lecture and slide presentation video that does an excellent job of explaining this system. Excellent graphics. The video may have to be stopped at times to allow the students to catch-up on all the information presented. A great overview.
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Explosives and Demolitions

The following resources are part of the module Civil Engineering Technology from the 2009/10 BSc (Hons) degree programme Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying. It covers an introduction to types of explosives used in commercial construction related operations. Detonation types and practices. Demolition techniques and pre demolition surveys.

For an
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Nepal quake teen "surprisingly well" after five days trapped: doctor
Doctors in Kathmandu say they are amazed by the good health of a 15-year-old boy pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building where he was trapped for five days after Saturday's earthquake. Vanessa Johnston 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 i
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Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the scientific basis for the main methods of contraception (Question 1)

  • list the factors affecting fertilization (Questions 2 and 5)

  • describe with the help of diagrams the early stages of embryonic development (Question 3)

  • describe the main developmental forces at work during early embryonic development (Questions 3 and 4)

  • discuss s
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Homer's The Odyssey- (part 2)
This is a video project for English class based on the Odyssey of Homer.  It was made with Sims animation.  This is part 3

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Limitations and Tradeoffs of High Resolution LM Techniques
In this talk, Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy systems will be compared As reviewed in the January, 2009 issue of Nature: Methods , the past decade has seen the introduction of a number of fluorescence light microscopy techniques that permit one to surpass the Abbe Resolution limit. Although the resulting images are quite similar, differences in the operational details of these techniques can make them more or less suitable for specific types on biological studies. This talk focus on me
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Document libre, dans le cadre de la licence Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/fr/), citation de l'auteur obligatoire et interdiction de désassembler (paternité, pas de

1.2.5 Summary of Sections 1.1 and 1.2

  1. The majority of organisms are exposed to environmental fluctuations, including seasonal change in climate. In this course, we focus on the effects of winter.

  2. Organisms have evolved a range of strategies to cope with winter. Thus this common environmental variable has led to a diversity of responses.

  3. The strategies for coping with winter can be considered with respect to different levels and types of explanation.

  4. M
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Gangs Part II
In this professionally-produced video, learn the role of law enforcement, community, and parent involvement in preventing gang violence. (01:35)
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Kerry meets foreign ministers in Beijing
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Russian, Australian and Indonesian counterparts in Beijing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More 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 inte
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