Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, housing and everyday life in a postapartheid community
Raw Life New Hope is the story of one community's efforts to secure a decent life in post-apartheid South Africa For residents of The Park a squalid shantytown on the outskirts of Cape Town life was hard and they described their social world as raw Efforts to get on with the messy business of everyday life were often underut by cruel poverty. Despite inhospitable conditions they sought to create respectable lives. The opportunity of formal housing fired them with enthusiasm as they saw the possi
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17.951 Special Graduate Topic in Political Science: Political Behavior (MIT)
This graduate seminar provides an examination of mass and elite political behavior in the United States, with an emphasis on political participation, political inequality, elections, voting behavior, and political organizations.
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General Science: ecosystems
To brush up your knowledge of eco-systems
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17.953 U.S. Military Budget and Force Planning (MIT)
The United States is spending about $400 billion this year on national defense, some $40 billion on homeland security, and $85 billion on military operations and nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan. This course is for students who want to know how the dollars we spend on national security relate to military forces, systems, and policy choices, and who wish to develop a personal tool kit for framing and assessing defense policy alternatives. The course aims to familiarize students with budget
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Film 5
Creating a Two Point Perspective Grid for Sketching by Len Rye This method of measured perspective is particularly useful for drawing interiors, for example the corner of a room. The film demonstrates how you can very quickly draw up a simple perspective grid in which to sketch an image. Practice of this technique is useful […]
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"Pens and Swords: How the American Mainstream Media Report the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" (video)
dunsky book coverA talk by Marda Dunsky, former Arab affairs reporter for the Jerusalem Post and editor on the national/foreign desk of the Chicago Tribune. As world attention is renewed and refocused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the sixtieth anniversary of its seminal year of 1948, Marda Dunsky takes a close look at how more than two dozen major American print and broadcast outlets have reported the conflict i
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JaLinda Dunovant, The Transformative Power of the Arts
JaLinda Dunovant believes that the world would be a better place if more people could experience the transformative power of the arts. This is because Dunovant's involvement in arts and culture activities has had a profound impact on her own life. Since arriving at Penn two years ago, the rising junior from Staten Island, N.Y. has acted in an African American Arts Alliance production called "The Story," worked on costume design for the production of "Aida," and gained a deep appreciation of Phi
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6.3 Responding to need

How adults react to babies’ needs will depend on a number of things. These include how relaxed they feel about being a carer and what they have learned from their own childhood about caring for babies. It also includes what is considered to be good childcare practice at the time, wider cultural expectations about bringing up children, and their particular feelings and relationship with the baby in question. A mother or father who has an idea of how they think babies ought to behave and what
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Developing a Robust Data Driven Model for Real World Application
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2 The varieties of imaginative experience

What would life be like without imagination? Perhaps, in this very first question, we have found something that is impossible to imagine. Imagination infuses so much of what we do, and so deeply, that to imagine its absence is to imagine not being human. Some people, I am told, think about sex every five minutes. For them, I presume, a sudden loss of imaginative powers would be devastating. Some people (not necessarily the same ones), at certain points in their lives, think about getting marr
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17.418 Field Seminar: International Relations Theory (MIT)
This seminar provides an overview of the field of international relations. Each week, a different approach to explaining international relations will be examined. By surveying major concepts and theories in the field, the seminar will also assist graduate students in preparing for the comprehensive examination and further study in the department's more specialized offerings in international relations.
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The Microbiology of Natural Environments
A suite of resources describing the microbiology of natural environments. This resource includes information on environmental sampling, the role of organisms in the fixation of nitrogen, how to count soil bacteria, how to examine iron-rich water and visualisation and examination of cyanobacteria.
Author(s): Dr John Heritage and Dr Sue Bickerdike, University

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Understanding 2 and 3 dimensional engineering drawings
There are several ways to draw 3 dimensional objects, eg, using perspective, isometric or oblique drawing methods. In engineering, a technique called orthographic projection is used to show a three dimensional object as a two dimensional drawing. Orthographic projection allows all possible views of a three dimensional object to be shown in a two dimensional drawing.
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Taking it back - Refunds in retail
Learners step through the process of handling a refund. The learner participates in activities involving decision making, examination of refund policies and processing the transaction.
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Learners step through the process of handling a refund. The learner participates in activities involving decision making, examination of refund policies and processing the transaction.
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Mini project : shopping cart development : presentation transcript
This is a Mini Project presentation about shopping carts on e-commerce websites. It is part of the 2009/10 BSc in Internet Technology and E-Commerce (course number 2ELE0076) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes. The project requires examination of several e-Commerce websites and their individual usage of the shopping cart. Students are required not only understand the successful examples of shopping cart
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Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) porous scaffold for tissue engineering. Enlargement of a Pore.
The patients own cells are seeded onto the scaffold and allowed to attach and start producing new bone. The construct is implanted into the defect site, where eventually the polymer will biodegrade and be completely removed, leaving a natural autogenous bone graft. This technique is particularly useful for large defects, or where the host bed is compromised due to disease, although it is still at the research stage. Average Pore Size 350-550 micrometre, porosity estimated at 35-45%.
Author(s): V A Mellon, Department of Materials Science and Me

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Ni-Superalloy, as-extruded microstructure
The micrograph shows the three distinct phases of γ' present in polycrystalline superalloys. These are primary, secondary and tertiary γ', defined by their sizes (primary 0.5-1μm), (secondary 30-200nm), (tertiary 1-25nm) and their locations within the microstructure. Primary γ' segregates on the grain boundaries whereas the other forms are more uniformly distributed throughout the matrix. A grain boundary is clearly visible running from top right to bottom left. Due to the technique used, so
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Dual-phase steel water quenched from 775°C
Same steel when quenched from 775°C. Carbides cannot be seen anymore. The microstructure is essentially martensite and ferrite. Some retained austenite can be seen as white small particles which are brighter than the background ferrite. Retained austenite measured using XRD was 3%. The step-etching technique has resulted in straw-coloured martensite, white austenite and the off-white ferrite at the background.
Author(s): Dr Amar K De, ASPPRC, Metallurgical and Materials

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Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) porous scaffold for tissue engineering.
The patients own cells are seeded onto the scaffold and allowed to attach and start producing new bone. The construct is implanted into the defect site, where eventually the polymer will biodegrade and be completely removed, leaving a natural autogenous bone graft. This technique is particularly useful for large defects, or where the host bed is compromised due to disease, although it is still at the research stage. Average Pore Size 350-550 micrometre, porosity estimated at 35-45%.
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