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Google Ocean, Anyone?
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mind-bending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone? (18:19)
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The UN's role in Overcoming Development Challenges
Special Lecture given by former Prime Minister of New Zealand and now Administrator of the United Nations Development Program the Rt Hon. Helen Clark. She is introduced by Director of the Global Economic Governance Program, Professor Ngaire Woods.
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Canada's Provinces and Territories
This video provides a description of the Canadian provinces and territories and includes good commentary and facts. (02:00)
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French for Beginners #2 - Indefinite Articles
The narrator in this video is telling the viewer how to use the feminine and maculine forms of indefinite articles; such as one (un) or (une). The narrator, however, does not state what many of the words mean, which may leave the viewer a little confused. It can be a great review tool.
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Describing Shapes By the Number of Sides and Vertices
A side is a flat part of a shape.  A vertex is a corner of a shape.  It is a point where two sides meet.  A shape has the same number of sides and vertices.   Identify curves and angles. 

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Shakespeare App for Android
'Shakespeare is a free app with the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works).• CUSTOMIZE YOUR READING EXPERIENCE by choosing from a variety of color combinations, change the font family and size, and jump around to different scenes. • QUALITY TEXTS are a top priority and our team spent over two years compiling and editing the best references available. • DETAILED SCENE BREAKDOWNS give you an overview of the scenes within
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Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some o
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The History of China's Future [Audio]
Speaker(s): Isabel Hilton, Dr Leigh Jenco, Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom | In China, history isn't just about the past - it shapes the future. With the rise of China over the past four decades, people increasingly look to China's turbulent modern history for clues about what the world will be like in the 21st century. The panelists will discuss how the newly published book, The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China, addresses such questions through an examination of the broad sweep of mode
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Spanish Vocab Builder #30 - Drinks
Learn Mexican Spanish with SpanishPod101.com ! Our Mexican Spanish vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Mexican Spanish words and phrases from the Mexican Spanish vocabulary lists. Join us for Mexican Spanish Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn words and phrases for Drinks. Click [...]
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A collection of videos and lessons and tsunamis
There are several listed here from videos of actually events to animated slide sites.  There are also lessons for most ages.
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A First Look at Building Windows 10 Universal Apps | Inside Windows Platform

At Mobile World Congress 2015, Kevin Gallo gave the world a first look at the Windows 10 universal app platform. Kevin provided background into how developers can achieve scale through reach across device types, and introduced adaptive UX, natural user inputs and cloud-based services to help developers deliver unique and personal experiences with Windows 10. Finally, Kevin showed how developers can package existing websites, which (once published to the store) can call universal APIs to creat
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2.3 Summary

This section showed that computers pervade our daily lives, but that many of them are invisible to us.

It investigated the information requirements of certain individuals, such as shoppers and doctors. You learned that their requirements can range from the simple and obvious to the complex and not so obvious.

You also learned that it is not just individuals who require information: it is also essential to the operation of organisations. The example of loyalty cards was used
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Getting Started with Azure HDInsight with Matt Winkler | Azure Friday

Matt talks about Azure HDInsight - Hadoop running on Azure, that allows customers process big data.

Areas covered in this video:

  •  Understanding examples of using Hadoop in Azure
  •  Understanding big data
  •  Using Azure to create a data cluster
  •  Writing a hive query

Useful topics and links:

Fairground Images: Photograph of C. Farrell and his living wagon
Fairground Images: Photograph of C. Farrell and his living wagon
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4.1 Human predation and extinctions

There are a number of ways in which humans have altered ecosystems, that have led to the decline of particular species. We will leave to one side any major interference such as felling forests to provide land for agricultural and urban development, and instead begin by looking at examples where we have eroded or eradicated stocks of particular species. This has notably been a consequence of the over-exploitation of food species (prey items). Predators do not normally eliminate their prey (see
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you will:

  • Have gained an understanding of the four dimensions of globalisation in relation to climate change;

  • Be able to distinguish between the three approaches to achieve sustainability;

  • Know the difference between ‘government’ and ‘governance’;

  • Identify what makes ecological citizenship distinctive;

  • Understand how the medium of the web can aid transitions to sustainability.


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5 The contemporary Arctic climate

There is a remarkable seasonality in the Arctic climate. For example, the flow in some of the great rivers of Russia and North America that empty into the Arctic Ocean almost stops in winter (Figure 21). During May, ice in the rivers starts to break and in June there is a rapid flood of fresh water followed by
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5.2 Lighter living costs and constraints

The costs of ‘light living’ actions need, of course, also to be considered. Some actions involve no cost or save money, for example, less flying, shopping or meat eating, or can even make money, such as letting out a spare room to increase household occupancy. Others are low cost with a rapid payback time; for example, replacing an incandescent light bulb with a low-energy compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) should pay back the new lamp's cost in lower electricity bills in about
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References

Baggott, S. L., Cardenas, L., Garnett, E., Jackson, J., Mobbs, D. C., Murrells, T., Passant, N., Thomson, A. and Watterson, J. D. (2007) UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory, 1990 to 2005, Harwell, Oxfordshire, AEA Technology.
Brower, M. and Leon, W. (1999) The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices, New York, Three Rivers Press.
Cabinet Office (2007) Poli
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