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Do We Really Live in an Acceleration Society? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Hartmut Rosa | In this lecture Professor Rosa argues that popular and scholarly claims about acceleration gloss over the complex relationship of technology, speed and time. Hartmut Rosa is Professor of Sociology at the University of Jena and Director of the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt. Judy Wajcman is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology. She is author of Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Ca
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1.1 Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

In many ways the introduction of the Euro both begged the question of an integrated financial system for Europe (or the Euro-zone in the first instance) and was stimulated by its own success. This success can be measured in terms of a relatively low-inflation economy and, after a shaky start, the Euro's emergence as an international currency of some repute. Thus one of the first issues to deal with in this course is the background to the institutional changes that Economic and Monetary Union
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The Rectangular Coordinate Systems and Graphs
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In this section you will: Plot ordered pairs in a Cartesian coordinate system. Graph equations by plotting points. Graph equations with a graphing […]

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Rock In The Classroom/ Clean House

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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1.5.2 Ways of organising yourself

How do you organise yourself?

Activity 12

Make a note of how you organise your:

  • emails

  • internet bookmarks or favorites

  • computer files


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A Conversation with Outlier Malcolm Gladwell
While millions of people have read Malcolm Gladwell's books, his ideas have had particular resonance with today's business leaders. Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli and Gladwell were just named to HR Magazine's Top 20 Most Influential International Thinkers of 2011.Cappelli spoke with Gladwell by phone about why Gladwell is an "academic groupie," the inconvenient truths that can spring from scholarly research, and how important decisions -- like going to war or dealing with t
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4.1 Trilobites

As we've seen, the Cambrian explosion left the seas teeming with a huge variety of animals. In the following activity you will study some of the marine life at one particular time in the Palaeozoic Era - the middle part of the Silurian Period, 430 Ma ago. You'll look in detail at some fossils which come from a deposit in the UK called the Wenlock Limestone, famous for its many beautiful fossils. The Wenlock Limestone crops out mainly around Birmingham and the borders of Wales.

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The environmental impact of teaching and learning
This free course, The environmental impact of teaching and learning, discusses the impact on the environment of carbon based teaching and learning in Higher Education Institutions. It introduces a suite of innovative tools and resources which have been designed to help assess and identify ways to reduce these impacts. First published o
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Azure SQL Database and the new Database Throughput Unit | Windows Azure Storage & SQL Database

In this episode, Scott is joined by Tobias Ternstrom – Principal Program Manager Lead for performance in Azure SQL Database, as he breaks down what the new Database Throughput Unit is and how you can use it to understand what kind of horsepower you can expect from the new services tiers. The DTU is a critical part of providing a more predictable performance experience for you, A DTU represents the power of the database engine as a blended measure of CPU, memory, and read and write rates. Th
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Reading rockets: Children's books and authors
This site contains many resources for sharing the joy of reading with children. By highlighting great books and authors they hope you'll find the books that unlock the love of reading in children.
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1.3 Your past experiences

Telling about your past experience, autobiography, is not just a question of ensuring that the record of the past is complete and representative. What also seems to be important is a need to tell. Giddens discusses the way in which self-identity is sustained through the constant retelling of biographical stories, drawing in new experiences, relating to other people and says that these are resources, helpful because: ‘a sense of self-identity is often securely enough held to weather m
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States and their Territories: To the Center of the Earth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor A. John Simmons | Modern states claim a wide variety of rights of control over particular geographical territories. These claims, however, are regularly disputed, often leading to violence. This fact makes practically pressing the questions, to be explored in these lectures, of how and to what extent such territorial claims by states can be justified. A. John Simmons (Ph.D., Cornell) is Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, and professor of Law; editor, Philosophy and Publi
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1.3 Beyond visible light

During the twentieth century, astronomers extended their capabilities by developing telescopes and detectors that were sensitive to radio waves, microwaves, infrared and ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma rays. All these forms of electromagnetic radiation, along with visible light, are emitted by the Sun.

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The Modern Mercenary: private armies and what they mean for world order [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sean McFate | It was 2004, and Sean McFate had a mission in Burundi: to keep the president alive and prevent the country from spiralling into genocide, without anyone knowing that the United States was involved. The United States was, of course, involved, but only through McFate's employer, the military contractor DynCorp International. Throughout the world, similar scenarios are playing out daily. The United States can no longer go to war without contractors. Yet we don't know much
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Planning an Economy Is Not Elementary

In the absence of prices, could a central planner efficiently run an economy? Before you answer, I’ll drop the Hayekian proviso that the planner be vile. Instead, I’ll only ask you to consider a planner who is a soccer mom wanting to maximize happiness among all. Would you still answer in the negative?

I live in a neighborhood that has an adjoining elementary school
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Peres, Abbas embrace ahead of prayers at Vatican
June 8 - Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas exchange warm welcome ahead of unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis. 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, finan
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4 The end of the last ice age: the Holocene

I have already noted that the great ice sheets took about 100,000 years to form and only about 10,000 years to decay. So what happened at the end of the last ice age? Figure 15 shows the EPICA ice core CO2 concentration and air temperature for the most recent 20 000 years, which is within the last ic
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6.1 ‘I’, ‘we’ or ‘they’?

We must abandon the conceit that individual, isolated, private actions are the answer. They can and do help. But they will not take us far enough without collective action.

(Al Gore, 2007)

There are some things that we can do as individuals: making this an energy-efficient house and making smart transport choices. Then there a
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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, DIY Clinometer template
Make your own clinometer - template and instructions
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The voice of silence
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition for research students to showcase their research. Students have to talk about what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide. The ANU 2014 3MT final was held on Wednesday 17 September, and 11 representatives from the University’s seven Colleges competed.
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