I've found it's not at all uncommon to discover I have a stake in a situation. Complex situations often spread their tentacles into all sorts of areas, so that the number of people touched by them can be very large. This increases the chances of an individual acquiring a stake, even an indirect or second hand one. The human capacity to empathise draws me into a situation so that I form pre-judgements about fairness, blame and so on without really trying. In many ways this is to be welcomed â€
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Geology Kitchen #9 - Plate Tectonics
This episode discusses the scientific theory of plate tectonics, in which the Earth’s crust is subdivided into a series of large and small tectonic plates. Convergent, divergent or transform boundaries are discussed and demonstrated with brittle graham crackers and icing to illustrate the motions of the plates at these boundaries.   A second demonstration consisting of heating cream in a pan, representing convecting upper mantle, driving a relatively brittle layer of cocoa powder
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Israeli, Hamas rockets hit schools
An Israeli strike on a UN school in Gaza that injured 30 people, most of them children, garnered criticism from the United Nations and even close ally, the U.S. Deborah Gembara reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, na
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The decibel (symbol dB) is a way of expressing a ratio. It is based on logarithms, and so adding decibels is equivalent to multiplying their corresponding ratios. Decibels can be used to express absolute values by referring them to a reference value.

A common use of decibels is to express ratios of amplitudes. For instance, the amplification (or gain) of an amplifier can be expressed either as the ratio of the output and input amplitudes, or as a certain number of decibels. With a multi
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3.016 Mathematics for Materials Scientists and Engineers (MIT)
This course covers the mathematical techniques necessary for understanding of materials science and engineering topics such as energetics, materials structure and symmetry, materials response to applied fields, mechanics and physics of solids and soft materials. The class uses examples from the materials science and engineering core courses (3.012 and 3.014) to introduce mathematical concepts and materials-related problem solving skills. Topics include linear algebra and orthonormal basis, eigen
Author(s): Carter, W. Craig

Interactive model of an screw dislocation
Interactive, rotatable model of an screw dislocation. From TLP: Introduction to dislocations, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/dislocations/dislocations_in_3D.php
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Digital Camera for Elementary School Teachers
Digital Camera for Elementary School Teachers
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What about infant baptism?
Describes what baptism means at the time it is done, when they are baptized as infants.
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We have seen that none of the rectangular bar, the circular membrane and the circular plate have harmonically related natural frequencies. It may not surprise you to learn, therefore, that instruments containing these primary vibrators tend to produce notes that don't have a very well-defined sense of pitch.

This is certainly true in the case of the cymbal, which has a circular plate as its primary vibrator. Whether a single cymbal is struck with a drumstick or two cymbals are crashed t
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HMS Broadsword (F88) off Plymouth. July 1990. This Type 22 frigate of the Royal Navy was commissioned in 1979. She was sold to the Brazilian Navy in 1995. Aerofilms Collection.

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Ken Rosenthal wears UT Bow Tie in World Series
Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal wears UT's Tie One On Bow Tie during game four of the 2014 World Series Learn more at http://utoledo.edu/tieoneon
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Most societies have had traditional methods of preserving food: drying, baking, pickling, salting, smoking, the use of sugar, and in cold climates, freezing or chilling, with the use of ice houses in the summer. These techniques were usually carried out at a local level, which meant that most perishable food was consumed near to where it was produced, and any food processing was usually small-scale and localised. Cattle and livestock, for example, were moved 'on the hoof' from their pastures
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1.060 Engineering Mechanics II (MIT)
This subject provides an introduction to fluid mechanics. Students are introduced to and become familiar with all relevant physical properties and fundamental laws governing the behavior of fluids and learn how to solve a variety of problems of interest to civil and environmental engineers. While there is a chance to put skills from calculus and differential equations to use in this subject, the emphasis is on physical understanding of why a fluid behaves the way it does. The aim is to make the
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Introduction to sport, fitness and management
This series of tracks looks at Health and Fitness centres and how they are run as well as providing an insight into the training of future elite athletes in Britain. Material is taken from The Open University course E112 Introduction to sport, fitness and management. The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcast
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Cooper, Lord (1991) Scottish Legal Tradition, Edinburgh, Saltire Society.

Robertson, G. (1998) The Justice Game, London, Chatto & Windus.

Scottish Case Digests â€˜Adams and others v The Scottish Ministersâ€™, hearing date 28 May 2004 taken from LexisNexis Legal Database.

Walker, D. (1981) The Scottish Legal System, 5th edn, Edinburgh, W Green & Son Ltd.

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