Words and Expressions to Talk about Technology
This video is about Technology and its effect on our lives. The presentation starts with some facts about how technology has changed in the recent years. There is a definition of TECHNOLOGY and several words related to it are listed. There is also some reference to the negative side of using technology. 
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2.4 Analysis of nucleic acids by electrophoresis and hybridisation

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The size of DNA molecules is usually expressed in terms of the number of
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2.1 Introduction

In this section we will cover the following topics:

  • browsing for information on the Web;

  • searching for information on the Web;

  • using search engines;

  • bookmarking websites;

  • finding images on the Web;

  • how to reference sources.

Some of the material in this section has been drawn from Safari, an interactive website provided by the Open University Library.
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Acknowledgements

Course image: Cyril Plapied in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

Except for third part
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Science. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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2.2.1 Reading diagrams: questioning what they say

With each of these diagrams, and with others you are trying to read, there are several questions you can ask.

  • What is the purpose of the diagram, that is, what is it aiming to tell us?

  • How is the information imparted?

  • What assumptions does it make about our ability to understand it?

  • What are we expected to remember?

  • How successful is it in doing all
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