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1.5.1 Juvenile survival

For organisms that are able to complete their life cycles within a year there is the possibility of spending the winter in various juvenile stages. We have already considered annual plants, the adults of which may die before the onset of winter, with seed not germinating until the spring. Surviving the winter as seeds has the advantages that the seeds are robust, and because they have a low water content they are less affected by freezing temperatures. Disadvantages of this strategy include t
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Processes that can be applied to data

Having looked at some forms of data, we now turn our attention to processes that can be applied to data. Each process that we consider in this section will input data of a specified form, and will result in a corresponding value. For example, one process, which we will call ASC, takes a character as input, and has as its resulting value the integer giving the ASCII code of the input character (as listed in Author(s): The Open University

French Lesson : Le Verbe Partir
French lesson : Le verbe partir. The instructor gives English information at the beginning of the video. This video (03:18) gives the conjugations for the word: partir (to leave). The native speaker says the phrase twice. Good for beginning French language-learners or for review.
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Random Predictions for 2060 - Khan Academy
Sal Khan, of Khan Academy, offers random predictions for the year 2060. (11:07)
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9.3 Linear notes

This is the most common form of note-taking. It involves writing in sequence the points you want to note. As with all note-taking, the aim is to pick out and record the most important points. Avoid simply writing out most or all of the text again.

Try to write your notes in your own words as this will help you understand what you have been reading about. Also add a reference to which page(s) of the text your notes refer so you can easily find your way back to the relevant part of the te
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5.4 Indris and sifakas

Both indris and sifakas are unusual amongst lemurs in that they are active largely by day. Leaves are their primary food. They have a specialised form of locomotion, best described as 'vertical clinging and leaping' and the leaps they can take, using their powerful legs, can be up to 10 m. DA describes the bounding movement of sifakas when they are compelled to come to ground. (If you go back to the previous video sequence that shows this strikingly white species - the so-called silky sifaka
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1.6.6 Professional bodies and societies

Consider joining a learned society or professional organisation. They can be very useful for conference bulletins as well as in-house publications, often included in the subscription. Don't forget to ask about student rates. Try looking for the websites of learned societies associated with your subject area (e.g. The Royal Society, the Author(s): The Open University

1 The importance of evidence

The gathering, presentation and assessment of evidence are crucial and indeed inescapable parts of the practice of social science, hence the crucial role of evidence in the circuit of knowledge (see Figure 1).

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11.229 Advanced Writing Seminar (MIT)
The purpose of this seminar is to expose the student to a number of different types of writing that one may encounter in a professional career. The class is an opportunity to write, review, rewrite and present a point of view both orally and in written form.  
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Intervenir la imagen... o el espejo m?gico (Intervene the image... or the magic mirror)
"A technology is interactive to the degree that it reflects the consequences of our actions or decisions back to us. It follows that an interactive technology is a medium through which we communicate with ourselves... a mirror" The purpose of this work is to explore the implications of interactive media through the review of "Utop?a" digital, an interactive piece that explore the implied transformation of the relationship between art and audience and new forms of perception. The artists' role is
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Tennis Serve Lesson For Beginners
This lesson is an excerpt of a larger video segment. The serve lesson for tennis beginners helps you start the right way and lay a foundation for more advanced serves - topspin, slice and flat.

You'll learn how to coordinate the tossing and the serving arm, the 3 key components that will avoid learning the dreaded "waiter serve", and how to accelerate your racquet for really fast serves and more. (4:31)

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Energy efficiency: hospitals
What strategies can hospitals adopt to reduce their impact on the local and global environment? How might they reduce the carbon footprint of vehicles transporting patients, visitors and goods? This album visits three hospitals which have adopted green approaches to energy efficiency, by cutting electricity consumption, reducing traffic volume, and even generating their own renewable energy. This material forms part of The Open University course T206 Energy for a sustainable future.Author(s): The iTunes U team

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5.1 Overview

This section deals with the history of Scotland and is designed to stimulate thinking on some of the major events and themes which have shaped Scotland over a period covering the seventeenth century to the present day.

These selected units introduce learners to Scotland's rich heritage and also to its wider European and international context.

If you are interested in learning more about Scottish history, The Open University runs a collaborative scheme with the University of Dundee
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Can renewable energy sources power the world?
We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response to the growing awareness that increased use of renewable energy technologies is making a major contribution to global efforts to limit anthropogenic climate change. The course begins by examining the environmental concerns that have caused a rise in interest in renewable energy, introducing the main sources and technologies, and describing global efforts to increase the share of renewables. The course then look
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Test et vérification automatique pour systèmes musicaux interactifs (Vidéo)

Le rôle d’un système musical interactif est de jouer d’égal à égal avec des musiciens humains. Pour cela, il doit réagir en temps réel au flux audio produit par les musiciens, suivant une « partition augmentée » écrite dans un langage spécialisé qui décrit en particulier des aspects temporels, des ...
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Normative Positions in Architectural Design - Deriving and Applying Design Methods
This paper presents a recently finished course of eight weeks where CAAD skills, design methodology, and architectural theory are combined to discuss possible perspectives on the use of the computer in design, and its influence on architecture. In the course, three contemporary architects were studied; Peter Eisenman, Ben van Berkel, and Greg Lynn. Each was discussed on aspects of ontology (which are the elements of discourse), design method (design process and organization of the process), and
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3.3 Time-series graphs: summing up

So time-series graphs must be read with care. Adopt a questioning attitude when you are faced with a graph. Look carefully at the vertical axis to see just what the range of variation is, and at the horizontal axis to see what time intervals have been chosen. Ask yourself about the significance of this choice – what might be going on between each plotted point?

You might question whether the plotted variation is significant or whether it is the result of expected fluctuations. What ab
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'Tomorrow' at SUNY Oswego: Our Students and Graduates
From SUNY Oswego's 'Tomorrow' strategic plan: Our graduates are nimble, resilient, resourceful and inventive. They become active and loyal alumni with high levels of personal fulfillment and economic security. SUNY Oswego students and graduates provide their communities with intellectual capital, professional expertise and ethical service. For more information, visit http://oswego.edu/tomorrow/impact1.html
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Student Diversity Workshop 5
The varied viewpoints necessary for valuable class discussions are
celebrated in this program. The group talks about the diversity of their students and how their interactions with literature are shaped in part by their life experiences, unique thoughts, and previous reading
experiences. They examine the worth of using the lens of multiple
perspectives to examine a work of literature, and offer suggestions for ways to encourage each student to contribute to the ongoing class

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