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1.3 Hurricanes and storms

Of quite different origin are those disasters associated with the weather:

  • hurricanes

  • storms

  • tornadoes

  • floods

They too are interrelated, a hurricane being a vast area of low atmospheric pressure, which effectively grows into a giant vortex sometimes hundreds of miles wide (Author(s): The Open University

What is social anthropology?
First lecture of the series 'Introduction to anthropological theory' given to first year students on the Oxford BA degrees in Archaeology and Anthropology and in Human Sciences. Lecture given Tuesday 12 October 2010. Lecture delivered by Marcus Banks, Professor of Visual Anthropology, University of Oxford.
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Ah Bon Greet, Name, Roll Warm Up, and Bâtons
Watch Madame Thomas work with her students on a warm-up exercise with greetings and roll call. (0:43)
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Mentimeter : Smartphones als stemkastjes
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Met deze tool heb je de mogelijkheid om smartphones in te zetten als stemkastjes. Maak een vraag of een stelling en bepaal de antwoordmogelijkheden. Via een eenvoudig e-mailadres, aangemaakt door Mentimeter, kan iedereen het antwoord aanduiden …


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Accidental Discoveries
The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963) of the Cold War lead to the launching of several satellites to detect nuclear energy blasts. Satellites did detect blasts, not from the earth or our moon as expected, but from random places all over the sky. This segment from Swift: Eyes through Time covers the accidental discovery of gamma-ray bursts and the 30-plus years quest to understand them.  Closed captioning included. 
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6.4 Blogs

The founder of Technorati claims that the number of 'blogs' doubles every five months and that the creation rate is approaching two per second. One estimate I read in July 2010 put the number at 400 million blogs. Because these online diaries offer instant publishing opportunities, you potentially have access to a wealth of knowledge from commentators and experts (if they blog) in a
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Introducing Health Sciences: Visual Impairment
Partial or total loss of sight affects millions of people worldwide. Many cases are preventable or curable, but simple interventions are not available in some poorer countries. The 15 video tracks in this album explore the impact of visual impairment and corrective treatments. Derek Child explains how he learned to adapt to losing his sight and the training that helps him stay mobile and independent. Experts from Contamac reveal the science behind lens production. The Good Health Train brings b
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1 Symmetry in two dimensions

In Section 1 we discuss intuitive ideas of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure, and define the set of symmetries of such a figure. We then view these symmetries as functions that combine under composition, and show that the resulting structure has properties known as closure, identity, inverses and associativity. We use these properties to define a group in Author(s): The Open University

10.3 Further study

The resources within this course have covered a wide range of subject areas including education, environment, technology, history, law, literature, politics, social care and social sciences.

If you are interested in becoming an Open University student you might want to visit New to the OU.

Below is a list of the Open University courses that have been drawn upon to create the OpenLearn Scotland collection.

  • What is poetry? is from A17
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Hand Bell
Hand Bell by University of Bath
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In the cases of John and Danny, few, if any, of needs were being satisfied. Both were unemployed and, despite some assistance from Social Security, neither was economically secure. Neither of them had protective housing. Both were reliant on public toilets for clean water and, by and large, on charity to obtain nutritious food. Neither had ready access to appropriate health care, and both relied on the Accident and Emergency department at the hospital for medical treatment. John certainly did
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4.1 Introduction

Prevention strategies for cardiovascular diseases are often referred to as primary or secondary. This distinction is made because recommendations for the patient are slightly different, depending on whether cardiovascular diseases have already been established. Primary prevention involves preventing the onset of disease in individuals without symptoms. Secondary prevention refers to the prevention (or delay) of death or recurrence of disease in those with symptoms.

For all coronary hear
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Guido Hülsmann: Inside the Mind of Mises
Jeff Deist and Guido Hülsmann discuss Hülsmann's years spent writing Mises's biography ('Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism'), the serendipitous discovery of Mises's papers in Moscow that made the book possible, how Mises endured and kept working as Europe burned, and how Mises's personal sacrifices helped pave the way for Austrian academics working today.

Interface boundary between h-BN and Si3N4 grains
The micrograph shows a regularly stepped interface boundary between h-BN (precipitate) and Si3N4 grains (within a silicon nitride particulate-reinforced silicon carbide composite). The occurrence of BN inclusions results from the introduction of colloidal BN into the hot isostatic pressing process. They are formed from B2O3 present as a thin surface film on the BN particles in the barrier layer. B2O3 will be molten during the pressing process and will diffuse rapidly into the powder compact and
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Vanderbilt Move-in 2016
Watch all of the fun and emotion as Vanderbilt University welcomes the Class of 2020 to The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.
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Tracing the origins of the HIV/AIDS pandemic
Nuno Fario (Oxford) investigates the development of HIV since the discovery of its first, and diverse, genomes in 1959 and 1960. A medical anthropology seminar given on 7 March 2016.
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Introduction

This unit looks at the ways in which technology has influenced the music industry and how this has changed the way we listen to music and buy records. It is a brief history of the recording industry from its beginnings at the end of the nineteenth century. Step changes in technology will be highlighted in a story that often is as much about the people who built the industry and the recordings they made as about the technologies that were developed and used.

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7.1 Neuron proliferation

There is a huge proliferation of neurons in early life. Even whilst that proliferation continues, some cells, e.g. neuroblasts, stop being able to divide. At some later stage the proliferation itself virtually ceases. It follows that cells switch from being able to divide, to being unable to divide, and that they switch at the appropriate time: the process of cell proliferation is controlled. The details of the control of proliferation are not yet understood and are not considered here. But o
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Employee engagement
Engagement is a key buzzword in 21st century management. Strategic human resource management rests on the belief that people are the key to achieving competitive advantage. Employees need to be seen as assets to be developed, not costs to be controlled. This free course explores three key themes: employee engagement, employee involvement and collective aspects of employee relations.
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4.2 Effect of the ECHR on English law prior to the Human Rights Act 1998

The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) received the Royal Assent on 9 November 1998, and the main provisions were brought into effect on 2 October 2000. However, the UK had by then been a signatory to and had ratified the ECHR for nearly fifty years. What was the effect, if any, of the Convention on UK domestic law? We have already noted the supremacy of Parliament as the main law-making body in the UK. Under English law international treaties do not become part of domestic law unless and until some
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