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1.464 E-Commerce and the Internet in Real Estate and Construction (MIT)
1.464 examines the long term effects of information technology on business strategy in the real estate and construction industry. Considerations include: supply chain, allocation of risk, impact on contract obligations and security, trends toward consolidation, and the convergence of information transparency and personal effectiveness. Resources are drawn from the world of dot.com entrepreneurship and "old economy" responses.
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4.4 Structural explanations II: families

Our second example of structural explanations of criminal behaviour takes a different starting point. It looks at pathological or problem families and the transmission of criminal careers within them. This work is most closely associated with the social-psychological research of David Farrington (1994).

Farrington's argument has two core components. First, he argues that criminal offending is part of a larger syndrome of anti-social behaviour. A syndrome is a medica
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4.6 WiFi stations

A WiFi station determines whether it is in range of an AP by transmitting an enquiry, known as a probe request frame, and waiting for a response. If more than one AP responds, the station will choose to communicate with the one that has the strongest signal. A probe request frame initiates the WiFi connection and is an example of a management frame – a type of frame that does not carry any message data.

Just like the nodes on an Ethernet network, each station must have a means of bein
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1 Chapter 9 of Teach Yourself Planets

David A. Rothery Teach Yourself Planets, Chapter 9, pp. 107-39, Hodder Education, 2000, 2003.

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In this chapter you will learn:

  • about the largest giant planet in the Solar System: about its dense interior, its deep and dynamic atmosphere, and what happened when it was struck by comet fragments in 1993

  • about Jupiter's slender rings and amazingly diverse family of satellites.
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4.1 Overview

One of the most surprising aspects of quantum physics is the ability of particles to pass through regions that they are classically forbidden from entering. This is the phenomenon of quantum-mechanical tunnelling that was mentioned in Session 1.

In Session 4 we first demonstrate the phenomenon of tunnelling with the ai
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Kent State Student and Alumnus Launch Tech Startup Named Remesh
Remesh, an app created by Kent State Ph.D. student, Andrew Konya, and Kent State alumnus, Aaron Slodav, allows groups of people to speak as one voice. Remesh is available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
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Thanksgiving Is a Celebration of Free Enterprise

[Every year at Thanksgiving-time I resurrect a column written by a fellow teacher, Kent Dillon, about the real reason we celebrate this holiday. It is a story no longer told in the textbooks because it is thoroughly unPC, and undermines the idea that government is the solver of all problems. We were teachers, as well as part of the crew, at The Flint School, a private, academic boarding school aboard two large sailing ships, and we used the world as a campus. Kent wrote this for the students&
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Activity 2: Differences between national culture and organisational culture

Allow 30 minutes for this activity.

Activity 1 introduced you to national and organisational culture by helping you to develop suitable definitions. This activity will help you to understand more about culture. It looks at differences between national culture and organisational culture. It wil
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2.3.2 Why are boys more vulnerable to some conditions?

In some conditions that affect more males than females (such as colourblindness), the explanation has been found to lie in genes on the X chromosome. Most females have two X chromosomes (one inherited from each parent) while most males have an XY combination. This means that if someone should inherit an X-linked gene predisposing to a particular condition, compensation for this will be easier for a female (whose other X chromosome may have a ‘normal’ copy of the gene) than for a male. How
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2.6 Reflecting on identity

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How would you describe your identity or identities? What kind of words would you use to describe yourself in terms of:

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Computer animation for architectural visualisation
This thesis critically reviews the state of architectural animation, and relates this specific field to the more general motion-based representations, particularly traditional film-making techniques. It identifies key elements from traditional filmmaking and shows how these elements can improve computer-based architectural animation. The process of identification of the key elements from traditional film-making starts with a critical survey of the use of motion-based representation in local arch
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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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3.4 Modular multiplication

In the last subsection we stated that, for any integer n ≥ 2, the set n satisfies the same rules for addition modulo n as the real numbers satisfy for ordinary addition. When it comes to multiplication in Author(s): The Open University

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Air Pollution
How we can be sure our air is safe to breathe? This album introduces the principles and concepts of air quality management and looks at how we analyse pollution control problems. Five video tracks review the nature and characteristics of air pollution today and demonstrate how air quality data is interpreted. They include a comparison between shipping and car emission levels, the processes used to remove pollutants from the air, and ways in which British Aerospace could limit its Volatile Organ
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The EU: friend or foe for progressive politics [Audio]
Speaker(s): Caroline Lucas | Caroline Lucas will explore the role of the EU as a force for progress; the likely impact of the EU referendum campaign and what green progress means in the EU context. Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) is MP for Brighton Pavilion and former Leader of the Green Party. 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 advance Ralph Miliband's spirit o
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3.7 Writing clearly

A final point that emerged from our analysis of Philip's and Hansa's essays was that a good essay is easy to read. Grand-sounding phrases and elaborate sentences do not make an essay impressive. Clarity and economy are what count. Such ease of reading is achieved at several levels.


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2.3 Some proteins require small-molecule cofactors

Cofactors are non-protein substances that complex with particular proteins and are essential for their activity. They include prosthetic groups and coenzymes.

Coenzymes are organic molecules that bind only temporarily to an enzyme. They are often derivatives of a mono- or dinucleotide, e.g. nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), and may serve as a vehicle for a chemical group generated or required in an enzyme-catalysed reaction. In contrast to coenzymes, prosthetic groups
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