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The physical world: waves and relativity
This album explores the science of waves. Five video tracks feature two pair trawling fishermen from the Cornish village of Looe. Their lives and livelihoods depend on gadgets like radio, GPS and radar. This album explores the physics behind this technology, gives a simple introduction to wavelengths and looks back to the discovery of electromagnetism and the invention of radio. To demonstrate just how vital waves are, the two captains turn off their modern communication tools and try traditiona
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Expert: Same-sex marriage issue could define Justice Kennedy’s place in history
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has written all of the court’s decisions striking down discrimination against homosexuals, is poised for a prominent place in history if a same-sex marriage case makes it to the high court, says a Vanderbilt law professor. Read more.
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Negotiation and the Global Information Economy
JP Singh discusses the role played by diplomacy and negotiations in economic globalization, exploring possibilities for transformational problem-solving through multilateral diplomacy, allowing an adjustment of positions so that mutual gains will result. JP Singh discusses aspects of his book 'Negotiation and the Global Information Economy'. What role do diplomacy and negotiations play in economic globalization? Many argue that great powers shape diplomacy to their advantage, others that, in a '
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RM Easiteach Next Generation Software Geography Lesson
RM Easiteach Next Generation Software Geography Lesson

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References

Anon. (2003) ‘Spy chief warns food industry over terrorism’, Environmental Health News, 24 October 2003, p. 2.
Cabinet Office (2003) Dealing with Disaster, revised 3rd edn, Civil Contingencies Secretariat.
Commercial Union Risk Management Ltd (1992) ‘Crisis: A timetable for recovery’.
Dodswell, B. (2000) A G
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MES Program
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John Hughes (Course Chair – Development) Kevin Gowans (Course Chair – Presentation) Brian Hambling (Author and Consultant) Tony Pearce

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Sylvan Bentley (Picture Researcher)

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“Situating the Subaltern in South Asian Medical History”
A keynote address by David Hardiman, History, University of Warwick at the Seventh South Asia Graduate Student Conference. With the support of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS), The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) and The Center for Gender Studies (CGS).
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Thinkwell Chemistry: Properties of Gases, Part 2 of 2
This is an excellent presentation in which the lecturer discusses 
the properties of gases (07:39) in easy-to-understand terms. This is a clip from a larger segment and is done in a lecture-style format. There are times when the instructor is in a small window in the corner while he points out specifics.

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Defrag Tools #96 - Writing a Debugger Extension Part 1 | Defrag Tools

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder start a new series on writing a Debugger Extension for the Debugging Tools for Windows. The series is based on a 3 part MSDN Magazine series that Andrew wrote back in early 2011.

Resources:
Writing a Debugging Tools for Windows Extension - Part 1 - March 2011
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Joseph Gay-Lussac and Amedeo Avogadro Discover New Compounds
This one minute video explains how these two scientist came to  discovery of new compounds by rearranging atoms.
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Global emission pathways
Keynote address from session 10 of the 4 Degrees international climate conference: Global emission pathways: balancing Annex 1 mitigation with non-Annex 1 development.
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8.224 Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity & Astrophysics (MIT)
Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; trajectories and orbits of particles and light; elementary models of the Cosmos. Weekly meetings include an evening seminar and recitation. The last third of the se
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand why the global dimension in science is so important

  • understand what contributions have been made to science by ‘non-Western’ scientists

  • deliver the curriculum so as to bring global science to life for students.


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Spanish Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners #19 - Talking About a Party in Mexican Spanis
  Learn Mexican Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Do you find yourself only understanding bits and pieces of Mexican Spanish conversations? Do you spend hours trying to figure out what that person said to you in Mexican Spanish? Then this Mexican Spanish Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners series is for you! In each lesson of this five-part series, [...]
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4.4.2 Do – identify challenging activities

There are two types of learning barrier for disabled students.

  1. Challenges inherent in the learning objectives, such as the challenges that face deaf students who wish to study modern languages.

  2. Challenges posed by the teaching method, such as those that face deaf students when using audioconferencing.

You don't have to be an expert in disability to recognise that:

  • someone with
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4.2.1 Search engines: what are they?

The computer application that facilitates finding things on the web is known as a search engine. This is an application that serves a similar function to an index in a book. Figure 9(a) shows the home page of a typical search engine called Google.


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Pearl River, China (with window)
Zoom down to land reclamation from the river delta. Dissolve between data collected in 1988, 1992, and 1995.
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Europese Dag van de Talen : Franstalige quiz
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Franse quiz ter gelegenheid van de Journée européenne des langues, die elk jaar gevierd wordt op 26 september. De quiz vind je op de presentatie, de uitleg (in het Engels) op de bijgevoegde pdf.


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CU Jazz plays Tiger Rag
Enjoy the Clemson Tiger Jazz band jamming out to the Tiger Rag!
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