The Electronic Library: It's not Your Father's Library Anymore
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McDonald’s Chicken Pledge: A Golden Move?
As McDonald’s promises chicken free of human antibiotics, it wins on both food safety and marketing strategy. Experts discuss the gains -- and challenges -- for the company.
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What Causes Changes in Unemployment over the Short Run
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By the end of this section, you will be able to: Analyze cyclical unemployment Explain the relationship between sticky wages and employment using various […]

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1 Imagination

Imagination, a licentious and vagrant faculty, unsusceptible of limitations and impatient of restraint, has always endeavoured to baffle the logician, to perplex the confines of distinction, and burst the enclosures of regularity.

(Samuel Johnson, Rambler, no. 125, 28 May 1751)

In much of western thought, the imagination has an ambiguous status, seemingly poised between spirit and nature, m
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Introduction

This unit aims to provide an understanding of invention, design, innovation and diffusion as ongoing processes with a range of factors affecting success at each stage. You will gain an understanding of the factors that motivate individuals and organisations to invent, and the creative process by which individuals come up with ideas for new inventions and designs, and you will gain an understanding of the obstacles that have to be overcome to bring an invention to market and the factors that i
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1.964 Design for Sustainability (MIT)
The course considers the growing popularity of sustainability and its implications for the practice of engineering, particularly for the built environment. Two particular methodologies are featured: life cycle assessment (LCA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The fundamentals of each approach will be presented. Specific topics covered include water and wastewater management, energy use, material selection, and construction.
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2.3 What is a ‘business’?

The vast majority of companies are, indeed, set up and run with ‘commercial objects’ – in other words, they are business enterprises, or ‘undertakings’, set up to trade and make a profit. It is principally in the context of the company as a form of business organisation (or ‘business medium’) that we will be studying it. So, before we start to look in detail at what companies are, it is a good idea to have a grasp of what companies do, which will lead us on to consider why they
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Literary Festival 2015: Digital Personhood and Identity [Audio]
Speaker(s): Luke Dormehl, Aleks Krotoski, Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor Andrew Murray | What are the foundations of our identity in the digital age? As digital devices make and manage more and more decisions about our everyday lives how can we retain our sense of self? The panellists discuss how algorithms and intelligent devices are altering our sense of personhood and the ways in which we see ourselves and others. Luke Dormehl (@lukedormehl) is a technology author and journalist, with
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1.4 Converting ratios from fractions to decimals

Although ratios are often given as fractions, they can also be expressed as decimals. You need to deal with a mixture of fractions and decimals, and to compare ratios given in either form, so you need to be able to convert between the two forms.

Example 4

The ratio of the circumference of a cir
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Marie Kondo, "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up"
This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
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Chapel Service - Week 3 - 23 February 2016 - Gary Millar - Luke 5-6
Gary Millar Chapel Sermon
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BIM and Comprehensive Design Studio Education
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has the potential to fundamentally alter the way composition, scale and abstraction are addressed in today?s comprehensive design studio by displacing the primacy of abstract conventions of representation with a methodology based on systems thinking and virtual simulation. BIM viewed as provocateur of design education provides great potential for the critical analysis of how architectural design is taught. The design studio project reflects new ways of teachin
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Cruz confirms presidential bid
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz confirms plans to run for president in the 2016 election. 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, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters
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Conclusion

  1. Many rivers are fed by springs, which occur at points where groundwater reaches the surface. Springs can occur in different geological settings, forming valley springs, stratum springs or solution channel springs.

  2. The water in a river originates from overland flow, from interflow and from baseflow. Baseflow forms a higher proportion of river water in summer than in winter, and in rivers flowing over good aquifers.

  3. River discharg
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Cheer up prisoners, the pope's coming for lunch
Pope Francis shares a meal with the inmates of a Naples jail. 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, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation
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4.1 Vitamin A deficiency

Vitamin A, more properly known as retinol, is an important chemical intermediate in a number of biochemical processes in mammals. It is involved in vision, and is found in the rod cells of the retina of the eye. These cells are particularly important in seeing at low light levels, and night blindness is a symptom of vitamin A deficiency (VAD). Vitamin A is also involved in the proper functioning of the immune system. Children suffering from VAD are prone to serious infections, and often die f
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Chinese Influx at Thunderbird
Chinese enrollment soars at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. http://www.thunderbird.edu
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6 Everyone's interests

So far we have seen that the MMR debate has been far from neutral, with collective and individual values playing a part in decision making – by scientists, policy makers and parents. One angle of the debate has been a preoccupation with conflicts of interest. With researchers increasingly reliant on funding from sources that have clear interests in the outcome, openness and transparency about who funds what research is deemed essential so that reviewers can take this into account when asses
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Episode 145: Neighbours with a difference: The India-China relationship in context

Political scientist Dr Pradeep Taneja discusses how India and China view each other’s geo-political ambitions. With host Jennifer Cook.