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Reportage Vranckx : Jeans in de mode
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Deze documenten proberen aan de hand van vragen en een reportage van Vranckx leerlingen met de neus op de feiten te drukken wat Europese modegekte met zich meebrengt.

 


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2.1.2 Diffraction and interference of light

When light, or indeed any type of wave, passes through a narrow aperture, it will spread out on the other side. This is the phenomenon of diffraction. For example Figure 17 shows the diffraction of water waves in a device called a ripple tank. The extent to which waves are diffracted depends on the size of the aperture rel
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5.4 Hutton's geology: The Jedburgh unconformity

One concrete example from the Theory of the Earth will perhaps indicate the way in which Hutton could read features of the landscape as evidence of the action of forces acting over immeasurably long periods. He had been geologising in the valley of Jed Water, near Jedburgh, in the Borders area between England and Scotland. From his observations in the neighbouring Teviot valley, he expected the Jed to be running over a bed of horizontally laid, soft strata which were sometimes exposed
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2.2 Ice and salt

As noted in Section 1.5, Europa's near-infrared reflectance spectrum was used as long ago as the 1950s to demonstrate that its surface is mostly water-ice. More recently, spectroscopic observations by the Hubble Space Telescope and Galileo have revealed some regions where the ice appears to be salty (see below) and ha
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Homeopathy

To learn about ideas and evidence, set in the context of a controversial issue: does homeopathy work?
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5.2 The aims and principles of system engineering

The aims of systems engineering can be divided into those to do with its outputs and those associated with the process itself. As far as its outputs are concerned, systems engineering aims to ensure that:

  • the requirements of all the stakeholders are taken into account in engineering the system

  • the system, as engineered and realised, meets the requirements of stakeholders

  • the system, while meeting the req
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Generative CAD Systems
In the new millennium, Computer Aided Design has emerged as the most potent technological innovation in design. As BIM promises to integrate design tasks vertically and horizontally through graceful data exchange, new frontiers appear to researchers and practitioners as potential watershed events of the next decade. Generative approaches, a venerable engagement of computational design, is emerging as one of these. The proceedings of the Generative CAD Symposium held at Carnegie Mellon University
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1.3 Vitamin D

The main role of vitamin D is to facilitate the uptake of calcium from food, through the lining of the small intestine into the blood. It also controls the deposition of calcium in the bones during growth and maintains adult bone structure. If vitamin D is deficient, with less calcium available, the skeleton fails to develop normally. The most obvious symptom is the bowing of the leg bones in children, producing the condition called rickets (Author(s): The Open University

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A well-done video animation of the famous Eric Carle book about a caterpillar who eats and eats and then turns into a butterfly. Carle's artwork fill the screen, and a male narrator with a British accent reads the story.  Includes music, sound effects.  (6:12)
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Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 5)
In this section, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award, answer the question, "How did you feel when you learned you won the ASPCA® Roger Caras Achievement Award?" She answered that the award is relatively new and she had to look it up to see what it was for. The award is for a person or organization that promotes animal welfare. She says getting the award was a thrill.   (0:24)
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2.4 Drawing circles

Drawing circles freehand often produces very uncircle-like shapes! If you need a reasonable circle, you could draw round a circular object, but if you need to draw an accurate circle with a particular radius, you will need a pair of compasses and a ruler. Using the ruler, set the distance between the point of the compasses and the tip of the pencil at the desired radius; place the point on the paper at the position where you want the centre of the circle to be and carefully rotate the compass
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The Economist asks: How is warfare changing?

Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, went on an outing of top-brass Anglo-German military — to discuss how they are preparing for future risks of urban warfare. She had exclusive access to a mock city in eastern Germany - and visited Nazi bunkers where armies are learning from decisive urban battles in history. And they explore the way ISIS and a renewed threat from Russia is changing conflict scenarios.

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Calculus 3.11p2 - Practice Problems 3 - 4
This video offers two problems dealing with derivatives of inverse functions. (05:33)
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8.1 Making usable products

This section reveals that many modern products need to usable by our minds as much as our bodies. Products need to be understandable, and present information and feedback in meaningful ways.

A lot of ergonomics research is aimed at establishing guidelines, standards or rules that can be applied by designers in a variety of situations. Where this applies to the physical use of products, much of it is based on standard body measurements. These body measurements are known as anthropomet
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Mary Had a Little Lamb Nursery Rhyme | Plus More Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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10 User research techniques: observing users

This section introduces an alternative to basing user research on yourself. This is observation of experienced and inexperienced users either in experimental or natural situations.

One way around the difficulties of basing research on oneself is to observe other people acting as users and to choose naive or different kinds of experienced users, depending on what information you want to gather.

Begin by identifying those experienced users who will be able to provide you with releva
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1.6.4 Blogs

The founder ofTechnorati claims that the number of ‘blogs’doubles every five months and that the creation rate is approaching two per second. One estimate I read in July 2010 put the number at 400 million ‘blogs’. Because these online diaries offer instant publishing opportunities, you potentially have access to a wealth of knowledge from commentators and experts (if they blog)
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The sounds of German
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module investigates the sounds of German and how they can be described accurately (“phonetics and phonology”). Students will learn to transcribe German using the notation of the International Phonetic Association, and we will look in particular at aspects of German pronunciation that are hard to master because they are different to English or similar to French. We will a
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2007.01.10-Martin Luther King Jr. Week Keynote Address
Known throughout the world for her ongoing efforts to combat all forms of oppression in the United States and abroad, Davis is a living witness to the historical struggles of our contemporary era, and in this lecture she analyzes the status of civil ...
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Business operations
This series of tracks examines the operations management in four service industries. Each has unique problems associated with their sector but they all have operational processes to ensure smooth delivery of their product. Material is taken from The Open University Course T883 Business operations: delivering value. The iTunes U team.
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