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2.7 Ecological footprinting

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Prof David Nutt: Time To Put Science At The Heart Of UK Drug And Alcohol Policy?
In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor David Nutt - Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Head of the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, as well as former Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs - explores the ways in which evidence is being misused to stop rational regulations for alcohol and tobacco and, simultaneously, to impose unnecessary and potentially harmful sanctions on other drugs. He also addresses new ways we can approach t
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Setting up Your First Flash File (1 of 10)
Over the course of this series, instructor Paul Trani will show you how to build an Adobe Flash professional CS5 project from the ground up. In this episode, you’ll learn how to set up your first Flash file--and your workspace--for maximum efficiency.
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3.6 A world of numbers

Although we may not all enjoy it, using numbers to count and do arithmetic seems to be a natural human activity. For computers, however, there is nothing but numbers. They were designed from the first to handle numbers and that is still all they do. The cleverness of modern software may make it appear that they do much more, but this is an illusion. The interior world of the computer, the territory inside the boundary, is a world of numbers and nothing else.

Some of you may have
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5.6 Casting defects

The first class of defect would have been inferred from examination of fractures in the cast-iron columns, where, for example, the wall thickness would be exposed for measurement. However, some of the casting defects he mentioned in his testimony – and which were to gain some notoriety both in the popular press accounts of the enquiry and in later accounts – are difficult to describe in detail because he did not specify where they were found in the debris, or how exactly they had contribu
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Introduction to the software life-cycle
Introductory lecture, given by Dr Raymond Flood, for the summer school part of the online diploma in computing. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/on01 to view the full presentation from Raymond Flood, including his slides.
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1.5.3 Looking forward: implications and possible consequences

But what are the implications of these developments and trends? Clearly the emergence of a strong east-Asian bond market could threaten both the US dollar and the Euro markets, but this development is still in its infancy, and there are significant political and economic differences of interest amongst the possible east-Asian participants in such a market. So for the time being it will be the Euro and the US dollar that hold centre stage. But in as much as the Euro becomes a stronger currency
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Acknowledgements

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Using virtual worlds for teaching and learning
David White gives an overview of the Open Habitat project which is investigating using virtual worlds for teaching and learning. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/res02 to view the full presentation from David White, including his slides.
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1.4 Summary of Section 1

  1. Gametes are special cells because they contain only one set of chromosomes instead of the more usual two sets.

  2. The chromosome number is halved by meiosis.

  3. The crossing over and random assortment of chromosomes in meiosis produces a unique set of genes in every gamete, and thus in every individual (except for identical twins, who are derived from the same conceptus).

  4. Sperm production involves many rounds of mitosis
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Parties, Campaigns and Representation: The Political Impact of Blogs and Social Media
Panel discussion during the Oxford Social Media Convention 2009 on whether the outcome of political careers and even campaigns is increasingly dependent on the successful mastery of new communication tools including social media. The outcome of political careers and even campaigns is increasingly dependent on the successful mastery of new communication tools including social media. Many MPs and members of Congress are embracing the use of social networking tools to keep in touch with their const
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Women of the World Poetry Slam - Imani Cezanne
Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Imani Cezanne is a passionate poet, workshop facilitator, community organizer and slam coach. She is currently the co-champion of the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and has been a finalist at the Women of the World Poetry Slam and the Individual World Poetry Slam multiple times. In the past four years Imani Cezanne has been on four National Poetry Slam teams (San Diego (2), Oakland and Da Poetry Lounge), three of which placed in the top six at the Nat
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Retail management and marketing
How do retailers decide where to locate new stores? Why do consumers behave in a particular manner? How does a frozen pea get from harvest to a supermarket freezer? How do independent and online businesses compete with high street chains? These are just some of the many questions answered throughout this collection of video material that looks in depth at the dynamic and innovative retail industry, and what the future might have in store for retailers and businesses alike. Store operations, glob
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3 A comparison of attitudes

It is, indeed, instructive to compare the attitude of the people to imperialism in both these nation states during the final decade of the nineteenth century. Clearly, although there are surface similarities in the situation, the historical tradition of both countries respecting empire in fact determined to a great extent responses to imperialism. It was possible to speak of imperialism and the empire with pride in Britain. The United States denied its empire and its imperial ambitions. When
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Rôle de l'alcool dans les grands syndromes gériatriques (Vidéo)

Le Centre Meusien d'Etude et de Recherche en Gérontologie présente "L'addiction à l'alcool chez le sujet âgé".


Rôle de l'alcool dans les grands syndromes gériatriques (troubles cognitifs, dénutrition...)

Intervenante: Docteur Maud ZINGRAFF-MORELOT
 Gériatre au Centre Hospitalier de BAR le DUC


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4.3 The Euler characteristic

Subdivisions of surfaces lead to the third number used to classify surfaces, the Euler characteristic.

Definition

The Euler characteristic χ of a subdivision of a surface is

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Carol Robinson: Finding the right balance - from rare gases to rotary motors
Professor Dame Carol Robinson is based at Oxford University. Se has been involved in the field of Mass spectrometry for many years, pioneering work on proteins and complex molecules and trying new things. She talks about her science and her work life balance.
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Industry perspectives in media branding and promotion
In this presentation from the Institute of Film and Television Studies' Ephemeral Media Workshops Charlie Mawer from Red Bee Media, discusses his company's work on the branding and promotion of television channels; from BBC channels through to new channels like Dave. Presentation produced/delivered: June/July 2009 Suitable for undergraduate study and community education Charlie Mawer, Executive Creative Director, Red Bee Media Charlie Mawer, after a spell of writing comedy, joined a fledgli
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1 Historia

En esta unidad hablaremos de historia, tanto de España como de Latinoamérica. Además de las culturas musulmana y judía en España, tendrás oportunidad de acercarte a las civilizaciones inca, maya y azteca y conocerás a algunos personajes históricos importantes. Vas a familiarizarte con distintos estilos narrativos como la leyenda, el cuento, la fábula y otros géneros como los corridos mexicanos y los romances.

Practicarás cómo escribir diarios personales y blogs, y cómo desc
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Society for Irish Latin American studies
The Society for Irish Latin American studies is a society dedicated to "promote the study of relations between Ireland and Latin American countries." Founded in 2003, the society encompasses study of Irish emigrants to Latin America, including their settlement, lives, and achievements as well as the role of Ireland in Latin America and Latin America in Ireland in the current day. The website covers a wealth of useful background information on the society, including information about the annual c
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