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A Feature-Based Description Technique for Design Processes: A Case Study
In order to develop appropriate tools for decision support in design processes, it is necessary to found them on an understanding of design. Analytical techniques of design processes that have a direct relationship with tool development can enhance design support systems development. The paper focuses on a design support system in the VR-DIS research program. The aim of this research program is to develop insight in the architectural design process and to establish design tools for architectswor
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Going Long: Short-Term Decision Making in Business & Government | Institute of Politics
IOP Spring 2015 Visiting Fellow and Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joined The Boston Globe Political Editor, Shira T. Center, in conversation at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Congressman Cantor discussed the current state of the Republican Party, immigration and campaign finance reform, and the current focus on short term victories over long term goals.
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Lecture 16b: Functional Analysis - Sequence spaces
The second part of the sixteenth class in Dr Joel Feinstein's Functional Analysis module covering Sequence spaces. Further module materials are available for download from The University of Nottingham open courseware site: http://unow.nottingham.ac.uk/resources/resource.aspx?hid=bd32d53b-3c12-ac19-176b-d9e112731951 and on iTunes U: http://itunesu.nottingham.ac.uk/albums/64.rss Dr Feinstein's blog may be viewed at: http://explainingmaths.wordpress.com Dr Joel Feinstein is an Associate Professor i
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The week ahead: Runners and riders
Democrats prepare for their first primary debate in America, Egypt holds a round of parliamentary elections and the Man Booker Prize is awarded to the best English-language novel
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Darkness and Sound
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Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip that will begin on Friday, the U.N. spokesperson for the secretary-general announced. 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
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Tecnologías de las conservas vegetales
Ofrecer al alumno una visión global y precisa de la industria y la tecnología de las conservas vegetales. Proporcionar la capacidad de establecer procedimientos para frenar las alteraciones de productos vegetales en el período que media entre la cosecha y el consumo. Aportar los fundamentos teóricos y prácticos sobre los procesos de conservación y los procesos respiratorios involucrados en la tecnología vegetal. Conocer los equipos y la tecnología empleada en la industria c
Author(s): Manuela María Lechuga Villena

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2.2 Older lives and the shadows of the workhouse: mediating ‘welfare’ through the thre

For much of the nineteenth century, the experience of public welfare by older working-class people was mediated through the local administrations of the 1834 New Poor Law Act (a separate Act was introduced in Scotland in 1845) and the deterrent of the workhouse that provided its spine. The Act enshrined a particular set of social relations underpinned by the dominant liberal political ideology of laissez-faire. Predicated on a philosophy of non-state intervention, this ideology advocat
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3.1 How do organisms take up iron?

Nearly all organisms are able to take up iron. However, only a handful of organisms have had their iron-uptake chemistry studied. The organism that has received most attention (other than human) is a single-cell, prokaryotic bacterium (found in the human large intestine and elsewhere), called Escherichia coli (abbreviated to E.coli), a high-resolution image of which is shown in Author(s): The Open University

1.4.1 Introduction

Up to now I have focused on the claims of the antisweatshop movement and the counter-claims of those who contest the purely negative conclusions drawn about the exploitation of another country's poor. To that end, I have, at various moments, touched on issues of demands to take responsibility: whether, for instance, responsibility for sweatshops should be divided up in some way between all those connected to the market system which gives rise to them, or placed firmly at the door of the big r
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1.2 Preparing for the video clips

Read the extract ‘I live by faith: the religions described’ by clicking the link below.

A3: this extract is from Worlds of Faith, pp.24–48, by John Bowker, 1983, with the permission of BBC Worldwide Limited.Reading A3: John Bowker,I live by faith: the religions described


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Vanuata residents return to damaged homes
Residents of Mele in Vanuatu return to find their homes destroyed after a monster cyclone tore through the South Pacific island nation. 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 int
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The Rhubarb Triangle
This is an interactive learning resource book targeted at families who want to learn together and improve their basic English and maths abilities.
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3 Finding and evaluating OERs

When seeking content for adaptation and re-use in open educational contexts there are several tools available to support discovery. Many of these tools are the result of experimental prototyping and short-term funded projects, however, and therefore carry with them a certain amount of risk. Not all are sustained beyond the life of the funding, but these initiatives have sought to use a variety of search technologies to support the discovery of generic and domain-specific OERs. As we move forw
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Quantifier la similarité de deux séquences (Vidéo)

Le principe est donc de rechercher, dans les bases de données, des séquences similaires à celles que nous sommes en train d'étudier. Nous faisons aussi l'hypothèse que plus les séquences sont similaires, meilleure est la pertinence de l'information attachée à la séquence retrouvée dans la base de données.
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Viking DNA expert leads longboat raid to Norway

A 54-strong 'Viking Navy' led by a University of Nottingham scientist and Viking expert has just returned from an unusual expedition to Norway, to row the largest replica Viking longship ever built.

Professor Stephen Harding and his crew of Viking enthusiasts from the Wirral and East Midlands were invited by the Norwegians to test the new 70 ton Dragon Harald Fairhair, a 114 foot hand-built oak longship named after the king who unified Norway in the late 9th cent
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Geometría y Topología (2010)
Esta asignatura está dedicada a iniciarse en el estudio de las variedades diferenciables, como generalización natural del concepto de superficie, que ya debe conocer el estudiante tras el estudio en tercer curso de la asignatura Geometría Diferencial. Cuando trabajamos con superficies de R3, o en general con subvariedades del espacio euclídeo Rn, estamos disfrutando de la ventaja de la simplicidad conceptual; en general, estamos más cómodos tratando con subespacios de Rn que con espacios
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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment
Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major sources of water pollution (these being sewage works, manufacturing and industrial plants, the farming and animal husbandry sectors, landfill sites and urban surface water run-off). It considers the major water pollutants and describes the effects they have on water. Author(s): Creator not set

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Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes: a review

The main teaching text of this unit is provided in the workbook below. The answers to the exercises that you'll find throughout the workbook are given in the answer book. You can access it by clicking on the link under the workbook. When prompted to watch the video for this unit, return to this page and watch the clips below. After you've watched the clips, return to the workbook.

Click 'View document' to open the workbook (PDF, 0.3 MB).

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