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Babbage: Conversational computers
When will computers truly be able to understand what we are saying? We discuss with our guest, Amazon's Alexa. Also, long-distance electrical supergrids could flood the planet with renewable energy
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Learning outcomes

This unit will help you to develop your ability to:

  • understand what we mean by the entanglements of social welfare and crime control, by exploring the tensions and relations between ‘watching over’ and ‘watching out for’;

  • understand policy responses and their relevance;

  • identify different kinds of evidence – in particular, visual evidence and interview evidence;

  • develop your ICT skills, including how to make the most of usin
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to look at how:

  • experiences of being an older person are shaped through a historical and mutually constitutive process involving an interplay between the personal, work and welfare; and the points of continuity and difference this interplay illuminates;

  • personal experiences of being older are constituted not only through age divisions, but also through loci of social difference and inequality organised around class, (dis)
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1.2.1 Summary

  • The passport example illustrates the tension between how I see myself and how I am seen by others, between the personal and the social.

  • Institutions such as the state play an important role in constructing identities.

  • Difference is very clearly marked in relation to national identity.

  • Such official categories contain omissions and cannot fully accommodate the personal investment we have in our identities, n
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Sudbury Basin
The video provides an in depth description of the Sudbury basin, one of the major mineral producing regions in the world. The video is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986. Provided by mineguy101
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1.8 Geological fieldwork

Although much can be learned from samples of rocks in the laboratory or at home, the ‘natural habitat’ of rocks is outdoors. Here the distribution and layout of different rocks is visible wherever rocks are exposed in places such as stream beds, cliffs, rocky shorelines, quarries, or road cuttings. The exposed rocks can be studied in just the same detail as individual laboratory samples, and geological fieldwork allows the size and extent of each rock unit to be seen and the relationships
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Fact and Opinion
A group of second-graders show us how good readers decipher facts and opinions while reading The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss. (02:42)
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Idioms in ASL - Spitting Image
English idioms are presented in American Sign Language through skits that demonstrate the meaning of the idiom. A project from Kentucky School for the Deaf. *Open captioned for hearing students. (0:50)
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Du POS fin au PLU patrimonial (audio)

Intervention de Dominique-Pierre Masson, Inspecteur général honoraire des patrimoines, dans la cadre du comité technique du programme de recherche ANR PLU PATRIMONIAL.


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School House Rock: How Bill Becomes a Law
The usual good job done by School House Rock. Students should have a handout about how a bill becomes a law as the song just touches on the method a bill goes through to become a law. Run time 03:01
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Ukrainian forces say they reclaim town near Slaviansk
After heavy fighting, Ukraine's says it regains control of town near Slaviansk, as government awaits separatist response to proposed talks Saturday. Deborah Lutterbeck 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 including business, financial, national, a
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2.11 Zinc (Zn)

Zinc is involved in many metabolic processes in the body, due to its importance in the functioning of more than 100 enzymes. These control, amongst other things, metabolism of foods, production of energy, cell division and protein synthesis. The body contains 2 to 3 g of zinc in total. Zinc is most commonly found in protein-rich foods, such as meat, and also in peanuts and pulses (peas and beans). Generally sufficient is available in Western diets, although there is some concern that amounts
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3.3.1 Metaphors for organisational memory systems

Section 2 argued for a model of knowledge deriving from the situated interpretation of abstract representations. There is an active process by which different interpretations may result from a given information source. This is in contrast to the popular notion that knowledge can be unproblematically encoded and digitally stored and accessed.

Bannon and Kuutti (1996) argue that the term ‘organizational memory’ is widely used to mean a repository based on an implicit ‘memory as bin
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Open Classroom - 3/28/12 #4 Q&A
Food and American Society an Urban Perspective Topic for 3/28/12: Challenges to our Food Safety Lectures: Susan Shaw - Founder and Director, Marine Environmental Research Institute John Helferich - Food Safety Consultant and former Senior VP Research and Development, Mars, Inc The Open Classroom Policy Series is a graduate-level public policy seminar that is open to the public. Each semester, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs selects a critical and relevant topic as the Open Class
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Learn French Verbs - Aimer - Imparfait
Learn French verbs - Aimer - Imparfait. This short video has the imperfect forms of the aimer (the verb 'to like' or 'to love'). The instructor shows how to use the the imperfect aimer with I, you, he, she, they, etc. The words appear on the screen as the instructor speaks. (00:44)
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Getting Started: 07 Reshaping a path outline
Enhance your scenes or make your movie fit a desired length by getting rid of your least interesting, lowest quality footage. See how Smart Trim can automatically cut bad footage or recommend cuts to let you make the final decision.
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7.2 Religious Studies as a discipline

Until the late nineteenth century, theology had provided the main academic discipline in European universities for the study of religion. Theology (from the Greek, ‘discourse about God’) is concerned with questions relating to the relationship between God (or gods) and humanity. A theologian may begin from what is held to be a divine revelation taken, say, from a sacred book or religious teacher, about the nature of God and the relationship of God to humanity. In this form, theology is co
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Josephine: -ight-
Watch Josephine as she sells some interesting items to her friends and neighbors. The goal for this segment is word family -ight-. (0:30)
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2.1 What is the value of teaching assistants?

Over time, evidence of the value of teaching assistants has increased, particularly in research reports. Kathy Hall and Wendy Nuttall (1999) in their survey of English infant teachers found that 75 per cent rated classroom assistants as equal to, or more important than, class size in terms of the quality of teaching and learning. Valerie Wilson et al. (2002) provided evidence from Scotland and Roger Hancock et al. (2002) added to the evidence from England. References to the important work of
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8.5.4 Manage each stage of the work effectively

Effective management means putting your resources to work and monitoring your progress. For each stage of the work you will need to gather together the resources necessary in good time, and maintain the co-operation of other people working with you. Think about how you will keep the project moving forward for all those involved. Are the goals still clear, or have you become enmeshed in detail?

Use milestones or review points to keep your plan up to date and, if necessary, modify your pl
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