Thomas F. DeFrantz: Combining Art and Technology
DeFrantz and his students are exploring new art forms that combine dance with computer science, computational design, filmmaking and other perspectives. Learn more. Thomas F. DeFrantz discusses dance, technology and African American culture. http://today.duke.edu/2012/03/thomasdefrantz
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6 Further reading

The models being used in research take such simple energy flows and increase the ‘granularity’ of the components used, to build complex time sequences.

You may like to see Information Sheet 8 at the website of the Climatic Research Unit for a summary of how these have developed.

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Pope Francis wows the crowd in Manila
Underscoring his commitment to helping the poor, Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a Manila children's charity on Friday, meeting with kids who've lived much of their lives on the streets. Mana Rabiee 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 inclu
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Checklist - Study Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
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4 A new life

There is a common belief that life begins at the moment of conception, i.e. when a sperm fuses with an egg. This is a step forward from past years, when life was alleged to start at the time of ‘quickening’, i.e. when a woman could feel her fetus moving inside her. However, both these opinions suffer from an underlying falsehood: that life ‘begins’ at all. Life is a continuum; gametes are produced by living parents, and fuse to produce new living individuals, but unfused gametes are n
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"Terror in Mumbai: Reflections on the Aftermath"
A panel discussion with Steven Wilkinson, Martha Nussbaum, Tarini Bedi, Robert Pape, and Manan Ahmed. On November 26, 2008, the world watched while terror attacks paralyzed Mumbai, India's financial capital and largest city. Mumbai bounced back, but the bold, new strategies of the attacks shifted the discourse of the global war on terror. The panelists discuss the consequences of terror in Mumbai for the region and the world. Introductory
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2.1 Preamble

Here are some quotes from the 'Summary for Policymakers' (SPM) included in the report from the scientific working group in the IPCC TAR (IPCC, 2001a):

  • The Earth's climate system has demonstrably changed on both global and regional scales since the pre-industrial era, with some of these changes attributable to human activities.

  • Globally, it is very likely that the 1990s was the warmest decade and 1998 the warmest year in the instrument
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CVs and Letters to Employers
CV’s and Letters to Employers is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
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Expedition 41 Crew Receives a Warm Welcome in Kazakhstan and Russia
Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency were greeted in a traditional ceremony at the airport in Kustanai, Kazakhstan, on Nov. 10, a few hours after landing in their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft in Kazakhstan near the town of Arkalyk. After the ceremony, the crew split up, with Suraev returning to his training base in Star City, Russia, and Wiseman and Ger
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Making your debugging pretty with DotNetPretty

Special Note: This is the #1,000th Coding4Fun Blog post! Woot! Thanks for everyone's continued support and comments. And now, lets, well, look at some code! :)

There you are, at a break point, debugging and need to quickly see a variable's data. Hover over it and you see... the class name...


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Japan's Abe arrives in Israel
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Israel accompanied by a government and business delegation, meets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. 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, financial, nationa
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Signature Course: Democracy--Ancient and Modern
CLST 275, HISTORY 234, POLSCI 211. Democracy: Ancient and Modern. (Instructor: Jed Atkins) The ancient Greeks invented democracy, and it remains their most famous legacy. How can understanding democracy as it was conceived and practiced in ancient Greece contribute to our own understanding and practice of democracy? Does modern democracy fulfill the promise of ancient democracy, or betray its fundamental tenets? In this class, we will explore these questions through a comparative study of Ath
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Artificial Photosynthesis
How can government, industry and business better work together to invest in long-term research to harness solar energy and transform carbon dioxide into energy fuel? In this lecture, Global Chair at the University, Professor Geoffrey Ozin talks about using carbon dioxide as a source of fuel rather than treating it as a waste product and pioneering advances in nano-chemistry.
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Charles Garnier, The Paris Opéra, 1860-75 - Smart History at Khan Academy
Charles Garnier, The Paris Opéra, 1860-75. The experts are Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. (04:49)
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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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Job interviews
Job Interviews is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. Interviews are still the most commonly used method for assessing a person’s suitability for a job. In the UK 99 per cent of employers use selection interviews to recruit
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Risk, Uncertainty & The Future of National Security
Officially we are still fighting a "War on Terror", but few people in Australia would say we are still living in an "Age of Terror". Oil prices have quadrupled, but we have not seen the same panicked queuing at petrol stations as when this last occurred. This lecture launches an important new book, Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives , by discussing how risk and uncertainty inform the democratic politics of national security; and more specifically, how the management of national
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1.2.5 Natural methods of contraception

Many people with particular religious beliefs are fundamentally opposed to the use of artificial methods of contraception. In the developing world, where, as you saw above, the population is frequently increasing at an unsustainable rate, this is a particular problem. For Muslims and Roman Catholics (and others), who may nonetheless wish to limit their families, the preferred option is to use natural family planning methods. The most commonplace method, which involves estimating the ‘fertil
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An Architecture for International Cooperation on Climate Change
The Fifth Annual Sir Leslie Melville Lecture was presented by Professor Warwick J McKibbin.  Sir Leslie Melville’s legacy includes the design and establishment of new institutions for dealing with global macroeconomic interdependence. Today the world is grappling with a far more complex set of problems related to environmental interdependence on a global scale. In this lecture, Professor Warwick McKibbin argues that major countries must respond to the issue of climate change, tak
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The Next 100 Years - A Forecast for the 21st Century
In his book The Next 100 Years, George Friedman offers a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century. He explains where and why future wars will erupt (and how they will be fought), which nations will gain and lose economic and political power, and how new technologies and cultural trends will alter the way we live in the new century. Drawing on history and geopolitical patterns dating back hundreds of years, Friedman shows that w
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