Chris Lintott on The Galaxy Zoo
Chris Lintott of the University of Oxford discusses The Galaxy Zoo, an internet-based program for enlisting the help of amateur astronomers in cataloguing other galaxies.
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3 Key skills assessment courses

This section gives advice and guidance to help you compile and present a portfolio of selected work. You are strongly advised to read through this section so that you have an idea of what is expected.

The key skills assessment courses provide an opportunity for you to integrate your development of key skills with your work or study. You may choose to concentrate on skills that you need to develop and improve for your job, for a new course, or personally to help you keep abreast of new d
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Sentence Builder Free App for iPad
'A fun new sentence builder app is designed to learn about words, sentences, pronunciation, grammar, and punctuation.The ONLY sentences app that can be fully customized with your own pictures, words and sentences. We worked closely with teachers, parents and kids to design and test this app. Features:•Sentences•Sight Words•Vocabulary•Grammars•Punctuation•Pronunciation•Teacher approved content•Two different levels•Kindergarten•First Grade&bul
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Habitable Exoplanets: The Implications for Human Significance
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Calculating Curl in Calculus (Part 2)
The instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses the mechanics of calculating curl. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to model several examples.
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7.3 Monitoring your progress

Use your records or logbook to provide a reflective commentary on:

  • what you did to help you set up and use information literacy methods and techniques to achieve your goals; for example, what you did to:

    • search for information and explore alternative lines of enquiry;

    • use different search strategies and tools effectively;

    • choose criteria and use them to critically evaluate th
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L'image et le texte en médecine (video)

Jusqu'au 19ème siècle, il y avait une sacralisation du texte: l'imagerie médicale ne pesait pas sur la décision. En 1972, l'image numérique sera sacralisée avec le scanner. Aujourd'hui, c'est l'image cellulaire qui triomphe. Il faut donc élaborer et pratiquer une nouvelle médecine.

Colloque organisé par les services culturels des universités de Bordeaux dans le cadre de l'exposition du capc Musée d'art
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • create simple models, given a clear statement of the problem

  • write down the simplifying assumptions that underpin a model

  • identify the key variables and the parameters of a model;

  • apply the input–output principle to obtain a mathematical model, where appropriate

  • obtain mathematical relationships between variables, based on or linking back to the simplifying assumption
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • understand some of the key ways in which globalisation is shaping the world today;

  • give examples of how ideas of 'proximity' and 'distance' can be used to understand an increasingly demanding world;

  • illustrate the importance of recognising the liveliness of the natural world.


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Christian the Lion: Release and Reunion
This video contains actual film footage of Christian the Lion being released in Africa and the emotional reunion with his owners.  The song " I Will Always Love You" plays in the background.  This would be a good video to show as students are reading the final chapters of Christian the Lion books. (04:44)
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Emperors of the Antarctic – Emperor Penguins
Emperor Penguins are the largest species of penguin
and they live exclusively in Antarctica. These birds stand about 4 feet
tall and are all black with a white patch on their chest which usually
also has hints of yellow. The most amazing thing about these birds is
the commitment they have towards their eggs and their offspring.
Every year, a pair of penguins come together, mate, and once the
female lays the egg; she passes it on to the male. The male peng

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The biology of the 21st Century
Professor Denis Noble, who was a pioneer in the field of systems biology building the first working mathematical model of the heart and has been given an honorary degree at Warwick, talks about how the future study of biology will change in the 21st Century.
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4.5 The European Parliament

The European Parliament fulfils three main functions:

  • it shares the power to legislate

  • it exercises democratic supervision over all EC institutions

  • it shares authority over the EC budget.

The legislative and supervisory roles are based on the European Parliament's democratic legitimacy. Its members are directly elected every five years by the citizens of the EU member states.

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5.4 The scanning tunnelling microscope

The scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) is a device of such extraordinary sensitivity that it can reveal the distribution of individual atoms on the surface of a sample. It can also be used to manipulate atoms and even to promote chemical reactions between specific atoms. The first STM was developed in 1981 at the IBM Laboratories in Zurich by Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer. Their achievement was recognised by the award of the 1986 Nobel prize for physics.

In an STM the sample
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CUAHSI Cyberseminar: Larry Murdoch, Clemson University, 2/25/2011
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9.530 Cellular and Molecular Computation (MIT)
Life as an emergent property of networks of chemical reactions involving proteins and nucleic acids. Mathematical theories of metabolism, gene regulation, signal transduction, chemotaxis, excitability, motility, mitosis, development, and immunity. Applications to directed molecular evolution, DNA computing, and metabolic and genetic engineering.
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TALAT Lecture 1601: Process modelling applied to age hardening aluminium alloys
This lecture describes the methodology for physical modelling of materials problems, with particular emphasis on heat treatment and welding of age hardening alloys materials; it establishes mathematical relations between different process variables (e.g. alloy composition, heat treatment procedure, welding conditions) and the alloy strength or hardness, based on sound physical principles (e.g. thermodynamics, kinetic theory, dislocation mechanics); it motivates faster process development, optimi
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Computer as an Metaphorisation Machine
Digital media is transforming the practice and teaching of design. Information technologies offer not only better production and rendering tools but also the ability to model, manipulate, and understand design in new ways. A new era in CAAD has started. One of the aspects of this situation is the increase in the number of computers in design offices and architectural schools (many of our students have their own computers, which a re often better than the computers we have at our school). We can
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6.1 Introduction

In recent years different explanations of how labour markets operate have been proposed by a number of economists dissatisfied with neoclassical theory in general and its explanation for labour market disadvantage in particular. Some of these alternatives simply extend neoclassical models to include the effects of various institutional factors. Others, however, have sought to develop a new theoretical approach. All reject a predominantly competitive analysis and emphasise instead the fragment
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