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7 Course questions

Now you have completed this course, try the following questions to test your understanding of this material.

Question 19

Like the Variscan Orogenic Belt, the Caledonian includes large granitic intrusions. Using
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The Biography of Woodrow Wilson
A short video outlining some of the decisions made by Wilson and his efforts to get the League of Nations passed.

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5.7.2 Elimination of pathogens through solar disinfection

The lack of safe drinking water in many developing countries has prompted research into simple methods of disinfecting small quantities of water. One such investigation at the University of Beirut in the Lebanon revealed that 99.9% of total bacteria in a water sample could be destroyed by 300 minutes exposure to direct sunlight. In effect this means that if you left a sample of water in a translucent container, a lot of the bacteria in it would be killed.

Research to date has concentrat
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Season 3 – Lesson 03 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson:

This lesson was originally released in October, so in lesson 3 of Show Time Spanish, Alba tells Mark about a Halloween party she attended. They discuss the traditions of Halloween. In the intermedio José provides two alternative ways to say that you’re tired. Grammar points include reflexive verbs in different tenses, the subjunctive after quizás.  Not the most seasonal of lessons, but lots of interesting Spanish!

Please note that lesson 03
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Season 3 – Lesson 23 – Coffee Break Spanish
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This week Mark and Alba bring you a special musical episode: combining the Eurovision Song Contest with a performance from Mark of Tango by Spanish composer Albéniz. In the intermedio, José introduces the idea of ’embarrassment’ – vergüenza – and gives listeners some examples of how to use this concept in interesting expressions. Language points covered include llevar + time in the negative to talk about what you haven’t done for a
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CALIDAD DE LA EDIFICACIÓN Y SU CONTROL (2008)
Esta guía docente pretende ser una herramienta para el alumno de la asignatura Calidad en la Edificación y su Control, que aun siendo eminentemente práctica, precisa de un apoyo documental. El objetivo planteado es dar a conocer al alumno todas las herramientas de trabajo y métodos para conseguir la calidad en una tipología constructiva como es la edificación, mediante su control técnico. Para ello que se introducen algunos conceptos de gestión de la calidad, necesarios para conocer y
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Rights not set

Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • understand how the world is in the process of ‘being made’, right down to the earth beneath our feet;

  • consider how islands are shaped by a dynamic relationship between territories and flows;

  • show how human life is entangled with non-human forces and processes in the making of today's globalised world.


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1.2.4 Stage 2: Find a way in

It's easy to be distracted by the surface appearance of a diagram, but we are really interested in the underlying message. This is rather like the distinction made between the content and context reading of photographs. Once you are sure that you know what the main heading means, focus on a particular element and think it through. If it is a bar chart, for instance, pick on one of the bars and tell yourself what it represents, what it is telling you. Is it showing a percentage or a total? Wha
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Pharrell reminds kids to be happy on U.N. International Day of Happiness
Singer Pharrell Williams urges kids to seek happiness during the United Nation's program for the International Day of Happiness. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). 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, national, and internatio
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The Story of ICH-GCP: An introduction for investigators and site staff
Dr Roma Chilengi, Head of Clinical Trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an introduction to ICH-GCP. This overview covers the historical background, context and evolution to ICH-GCP, summarises its key principles and describes the role of regulatory authorities. The talk highlights some of the accomplishments of ICH-GCP but also critiques some aspects of GCP application in non-pharmaceutical settings.
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1.4 Evaluating information

How well does the following statement describe your approach to evaluating the information that you use?

When I come across a new piece of information (e.g. a website, newspaper article) I consider the quality of the information, and based on that I decide whether or not to use it.

  • 5 - This is an excellent match; this is exactly what I do


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1.3 Searching for information on technology

How well does the following statement match what you do when you begin a new search for information?

Before I begin a new search for information (maybe for an assignment, or to help you choose your next holiday destination), I spend some time thinking about what I already know, what the gaps in my knowledge are, and the best types of information to meet my needs.

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Antisense regulation of gene expression

The term antisense refers to the use of a nucleic acid that is complementary to the coding (i.e. ‘sense’) base sequence of a target gene. When nucleic acids that are antisense in nature are introduced into cells, they can hybridise to the complementary ‘sense’ mRNA through normal Watson-Crick base pairing. Synthetic antisense DNA chains as short as 15–17 nucleotides in length have been used to block specific gene expression by either physically blocking translation of the tar
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Composing with MIDI
In the last 50 years, developments in technology have had a profound effect on the production, recording and manipulation of music. The 8 video tracks in this album introduce Simon Whiteside, a television and film composer, explore his recording studio and explain how he uses MIDI to create music for films and television programmes. Using an example of one of the programmes he has worked on, Simon illustrates the technical and creative processes involved. This material forms part of TA212 Techno
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1 Exercise prescription fundamentals

You are probably already familiar with the term prescription in a medical context (i.e. a doctor might prescribe a medication). Exercise prescription is the term used to describe the exercise programme that an instructor gives to a participant (i.e. the exercise they prescribe). When prescribing aerobic exercise there are two key areas to consider – the principles of training and ‘FITT’ (frequency, intensity, time and type of exercise). We will look at each of these
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4.7 Exceptions

Activity 13

Do you think the contact between the people in Image 29 is different from that in Images 27 and 28? Can you describe the nature of the contact?

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10 Course summary

The course began by considering what factors contribute to individual differences. The case was made, with the spiders, and later with genetic diseases, that the genome was very important. Subsequent sections revealed that the external environment (e.g. maternal care, the presence of light) and the internal environment (e.g. hormones and drugs) were very important and that they can both shape and determine the development of the organism. Environmental factors, in the form of hormones and dru
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Food Chains
Learn about food chains and how they combine to form complex food pyramids.  This short, computer-animated video will briefly cover the following key concepts: food chains, producers/consumers, the relationships between plants and animals in a food chain, the role of sunlight in a food chain, the role of plants in a food chain, the role of consumers in a food chain, food webs, food pyramids, and balancing a food pyramid.  The video ends with a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz. (The video do
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Séminaires (pdf) - Caractérisation microstructurale des matériaux : Analyse par les rayonnements
Les thèmes des séminaires ici proposés s’inspirent largement de ceux développés dans l’ouvrage « Caractérisation microstructurale des matériaux : Analyse par les rayonnements X et électronique » publié dans la collection METIS Lyon Tech et édité par les Presses polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes en 2011. Le contenu de ces séminaires se veut être une présentation illustrative de plusieurs développements menés dans l’ouvrage mais aussi il offre souvent l’occasion d
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