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1.1 The meaning of crime

Activity 1

What is a crime? Good question, but how to go about answering it? For most of us, most of the time, crime is something other people do. So why not check that against personal experience? Have a go at the questionnaire below,
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Whither France? The Pessimistic Turn in Modern French Thought [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh | How have the rise of conservative and inward looking intellectual traditions undermined France’s progressive imagination? Can French progressive ideals be revived? Sudhir Hazareesingh is CUF Lecturer in Politics and Tutorial Fellow in Politics, Balliol College, University of Oxford. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advanc
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1.4.3.1 Beta endorphin concentration (collapsed runners)

The final column of Table 4 contains the blood plasma β endorphin concentrations for eleven runners who collapsed towards the end of the Great North Run. The observations are already sorted. They are as follows.

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5.4 Unified models

You are now familiar with the main components for building models of AGNs: a central engine powered by an accreting supermassive black hole (with or without jets), clouds of dust, clouds of gas and accretion processes that can organise the gas and dust into a torus-shaped structure. Many attempts have been made to use these components to explain the different types of AGN. Two basic ideas - or perhaps hopes - underlie these models.

First, all AGNs are essentially the same and differ chi
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Space Station Live: Micro 5
NASA Commentator Brandi Dean talks with Dr. Cheryl Nickerson of Arizona State University about her International Space Station experiment Micro-5, which is designed to improve our understanding of the risk of infections faced by long-duration space travelers. The experiment was delivered by the recent Dragon cargo ship, which will return experiment samples to Earth for analysis.
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Normanton Down N120066

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STONEHENGE AREA, Wiltshire. Aerial view of Normanton Down Barrow Cemetery / Bush Barrow.
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5.3 Heritage case studies: Scotland

These case studies introduce various typologies of heritage and the methods used to study them. They help draw attention to the fact that the heritage traditions in England, Scotland and Wales are not the same and are enshrined in slightly different legislation. Every study of heritage requires an understanding of the legal context and the traditions and history governing the object of heritage.

The first case study, by Mary-Catherine Garden, involves public memories of two significant
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3 The acquisitive model of learning

(Please refer to Reading 3: Models of the learning process, by Mary Thorpe) What happens when we learn? I shall explore three explanations, or models, of learning which attempt to answer this question. These three models have particular strengths and weaknesses. The point is not to choose between them, but to consider which one has the 'best fit' for different kinds of learning.

The three models are introduced in turn, and each is followed by an activity that invites you to apply the mo
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1.3.1: The mean and the median

This subsection looks at two ways of finding an ‘average’. The first produces the mean, which is what was originally meant by ‘average’, and what most people think of when they talk about an average. The second gives the median, which might more accurately be described as a ‘typical’ or middle value. They will be illustrated using the following batch of heights.

The heights in metres (measured to the nearest centimetre) of a group of seven people are as follows
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3.5 Summary of Section 3

  1. Protein domains allow segregation of different functions in the same protein. They can have a binding function, a structural function or a catalytic function.

  2. Binding domains mediate interactions between proteins of related function (such as those in a signalling cascade) and often are important in regulation of activity. Interactions via these binding domains are often dependent on the phosphorylation state of one of the binding partners. Exa
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3.4 Moon36: Apollo 12 station 2

Pete Conrad took this pan early in EVA-1 from a position due west of the Lunar Module. Al Bean can be seen in several frames taking documentation photos of the Solar Wind Collector (SWC) that he has just deployed. (QuickTime, 500KB, note: this may take some time to download depending on your connection speed)

1.4.5 M is for Method

Method is about the way in which a piece of information is produced. This is quite a complex area as different types of information are produced in different ways. These are a few suggestions to look out for:

Opinions - A lot of information is based on the opinion of individuals. They may or not be experts in their field (see P for Provenance) but the key message is to be clear that it is just an opinion and must be valued as such.

Research - You don’t have to be
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Babbage: Escaping black holes
Stephen Hawking revises his theory of black holes and argues that everything may not be lost at the "event horizon" after all. And new sensors made by inkjet printers can tell when a new layer of sunscreen is needed to prevent sunburns. Hosted by Kenneth Cukier
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Trusted Computing Rants, Regrets and Research
How do we build trustworthy hardware, and how can we use that to increase the trustworthiness of broader distributed computation? Sean presents some things he's learned, some things he wishes he had done differently, and some things he'd still like to do. How do we build trustworthy hardware, and how can we use that to increase the trustworthiness of broader distributed computation? These questions have followed Sean through a variety of venues in his career so far: academia, government, start-u
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Introduction

This unit focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and explore what you can do to lighten those emissions to help reduce the rate of climate change. You will assess your ‘carbon footprint’ and see what actions you and, if relevant, other household members could take to lighten that footprint. You will also better understand which actions are more and less effective, and the scope and limits of what individuals can do at the personal and household leve
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16.75J Airline Management (MIT)
This course provides an overview of airline management decision processes with a focus on economic issues and their relationship to operations planning models and decision support tools. It emphasizes the application of economic models of demand, pricing, costs, and supply to airline markets and networks, and it examines industry practice and emerging methods for fleet planning, route network design, scheduling, pricing and revenue management.
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Y Session 2

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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Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, area of cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating the formula and calculation of the area of a cylinder
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1.1.6 Keeping up-to-date

How familiar are you with the following different ways of keeping up to date with information; alerts, mailing lists, newsgroups, blogs, RSS, professional bodies and societies?

  • 5 - Very familiar

  • 4 - Familiar

  • 3 - Fairly familiar

  • 2 - Not very familiar

  • 1 - Not familiar at all


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