Transnational History and Japan (audio)

Sheldon Garon, titulaire de la chaire Nissan d’Histoire et d’études sur l’Asie orientale de l’Université de Princeton, étudie le Japon moderne et contemporain, s’intéressant aux relations entre l’État et la société, aux liens entre la culture et les comportements économiques de la population, et situant le Japon dans une histoire ...
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Métodos y Técnicas de Trabajo Corporativo
La asignatura tiene como objetivo desarrollar las habilidades y actitudes de las personas para formar parte de un Equipo de Trabajo, compartir una misma forma de hacer y asumir los valores y cultura que garantizarán la cohesión de todos los integrantes de la Organización en la consecución de objetivos concretos.
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1 The Enlightenment in Scotland

The Enlightenment was a programme, rather than a set of completed achievements. Enlightenment thinkers produced few theories comparable with Copernicus's or Newton's in former centuries, or with Darwin's in the next. What makes them memorable is the vigour and confidence of their conviction that the universe – from the orbits of the planets to the workings of the human mind and of human society – is explicable, regular and lawlike, and will yield to the systematic application of rational,
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TamAR Estuary Augmented Reality Report Card App for iOS
'TamAR is an augmented reality app version of the 2012 report card produced for the Tamar River estuary in Tasmania, Australia. The report card describes the health of the estuary and provides a grading from A to F for five zones along the 70 km estuary. Tour the Tamar Estuary in 3D using augmented and virtual reality to explore the habitats, flora and fauna, and issues affecting the health of the estuary. You will find swimming seals, flying eagles, and big-bellied seahorses hiding in the kelp
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English Vocabulary-Lesson 2-Easy Idioms That Mean Easy
The vocabulary in this video is designed for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 2 topic: Idioms and sayings that mean "easy". "do it with your eyes closed", "this isn't rocket science", and "child's play" The video is done with a narrator giving some examples. Not much depth. (3:22).
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3 Self-determination: individual and collective

The idea of a right to ‘collective self-determination’ is a difficult one – how can a group, as opposed to an individual, have a ‘right’? To argue that a nation has a right to self-determination is, some might argue, to overlook what rights are, and who can claim them.

'Self-determination’ has a positive ring about it – how could anyone oppose it? The idea of self-determination has strong resonances in political theory, dating back as far as Hobbes, at least in Engl
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6.4.2 Manufacturing the boat

Filling the mould is a serious problem in injection moulding: the lower the MFI, the more difficult it is to push molten polymer down narrow tubes into a metal mould. The engineers at Rolinx, the trade moulders who initiated the thermoplastic project, were working at the limits of their machinery in moulding such large objects in one operation. In the event, they were forced to blend the low MFI copolymer grade with a higher MFI grade material (GY702M) in order to achieve their objective (
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Neanderthals 101 | National Geographic
Who were the Neanderthals? Do humans really share some of their DNA? Learn facts about Neanderthal man, the traits and tools of Homo Neanderthalensis, and how the species fits into our evolution story. (04:20)

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1.5.2 Duration and frequency

We do not know if Katrina's caring responsibilities took up more than 20 hours per week. In a sense, though, whether they did or not is immaterial. What is important is that her schooling was adversely affected. We can speculate that, even if caring accounted for less than 20 hours per week, the emotional impact of being a young carer overflowed into a far larger proportion of her life.


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4.2 When and where was the telephone invented?

I'd read in the past that the telephone was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell. However when I looked more closely at the history it turns out that the idea had been ‘in the air’ for almost half a century.

The distance communication technology of the time, the telegraph, was based on sending pulses of electricity along a wire to control an electromagnet at the receiving end. The sender completed an electric circuit by pressing a key and the receiver's electromagnet controlled
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Finding the News Worth Publishing
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Benjamin Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post. During Mr. Bradlee's 26 year tenure as executive editor, The Washington Post has been awarded 23 Pulitzer Prizes and helped to expose the Watergate scandal. His most recent book, The Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures recounts his career in the news business.
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Forensic flavour
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
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Programming the Kinect for Windows [v2] Jump Start, July 15th

Friends of the Gallery, Ben Lower and Rob Relyea are hosting a free, live, day long Jump Start just for you, the Kinect for Windows v2 developer...

Programming the Kinect for Windows Jump Start

Devs, are you looking forward to building apps with Kinect for Windows v2 this summer? In this Jump Start, explore the brand new beta Software Developm
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Why flu shots are a lottery


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Filipina convict spared from Indonesia executions, Filipinos rejoice
Activists holding an overnight vigil outside the Indonesian Embassy in Manilla are overjoyed by the news that the Filipino migrant's execution has been delayed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). 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 including business, fin
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Something 's gotta give' architectural animations
Architectural animations are like Harry Langer, a fifty-something entertainment mogul played by best actor nominee Jack Nicholson in the film Something.s Gotta Give. They.ve been surrounded by plenty of pathetic spiritless gimmicks. And, like Harry in the film, they have suffered a heart attack. Harry did not die. Architectural animations are still around, barely. Something.s wrong with them. When Harry begins to recover, he.s surprised to find himself growing fond of a woman his own age (played
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Binary Base-2 & Hindu Arabic Base-10 Counting
Visual representation w/sound of binary (base-2) ripple counting, to match a Hinu Arabic (base-10) number.
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Quels peuvent être les apports de la géographie dans la lecture du développement durable ? ...

Dans cette vidéo, Fabienne Raffin discute des apports de la géographie dans la lecture du développement durable. Elle examine cette question à l'échelle des territoires et à l'échelle planétaire, en soulignant l'importance des autorités publiques, de l'éducation, et aussi de la mémoire.


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1.5 BSE and risks to human health: vCJD

Given this background, it is not surprising that the possibility that BSE in cattle might pose a health risk to humans was given serious consideration from a very early stage in the outbreak. Various precautionary measures intended to eradicate BSE in cattle and also to prevent any possibility of transmission of the disease to humans were introduced. We will discuss these in more detail later in the course. At the same time, the public was repeatedly assured by both officials (e.g. the
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