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2.5.2 Environmental indicators

The notion of a link between climatic conditions and the behaviour of plants and animals (e.g. the growth of trees or coral) and the composition of natural communities or ecosystems (the type of vegetation in a given area, say) is fundamental to the use of proxy data to reconstruct past climates. Some examples of biological responses to recent climate change were included in Box 9. Here we should be wary of jumping to conclusions. Such changes involve complex living systems that can respond i
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Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, diagram, area, volume
Diagram of 3D shapes with formula for calculating area (and volume)
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4.1.3 No dynamic web pages

Another example of a problem with web servers which arises from their original functionality is the fact that web pages were designed to be static: they were files which were stored on a computer and delivered in their stored form to anyone using a browser to access them. Many e-commerce and e-business applications require something much more dynamic, for example there are a number of financial service sites on the web which provide customers with up-to-date stock and share prices. These pric
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Journal bibliometrics
Tutorial explaining journal bibliometrics and ranking systems
Journal bibliometrics was developed by Jennifer Coombs
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4.2 The effects of irrelevant speech

Imagine watching a computer screen, on which a series of digits is flashed, at a nice easy rate of one per second. After six items you have to report what the digits had been, in the order presented (this is called serial recall). Not a very difficult task, you might think, but what if someone were talking nearby? It turns out that, even when participants are instructed to ignore the speech completely, their recall performance drops by at least 30 per cent (Jones, 1999).

In the context
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1.3.7 Diagrams for planning and implementation

The first principle in planning is: be clear about your own direction and purpose – in other words, your values and why you are doing anything. You can use the technique of asking why? And then why? of the answer. And then why? of the answer to that. Keep repeating this process until you get back to your underlying values to create an objectives tree or network to help you define the direction in which you wish to go and the steps necessary to get there.

In an objectives
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Paddington Maintenance Depot DP161934

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Paddington Maintenance Depot, Harrow Road, Westminster, London. <br> General view from west.
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1.2.6 Encounters with death

Although we each die only once, there may be many a brush with death throughout the course of a person’s life. The experience of having been close to death can have a major impact on the way in which a person continues living. For Elaine, the awareness that she might be about to die has affected the way she lives now that her prognosis is good. She describes herself as prepared for death and impatient of those who are not. She also has difficulty entering fully back into life.


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Hatfield House AA59_03695

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Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. A view from the grounds of the east elevation. Photographed by Herbert Felton in 1959.
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3.1 Patches and antivirus software

In this section we will look at two of the ways in which you can protect yourself from malware:

  1. Ensure that your computer has the latest patch from Microsoft or your operating system vendor.

  2. Install antivirus software that will protect you from these problems, and ensure that you keep it up to date.

(Later in this course we will discuss firewalls, which you can also use to protect your computer.)


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Acknowledgements

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the Centre for Alternative Technology for the development of algorithms used in the Carbon Calculator.

The content acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons licence). See Terms and Conditions.

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3 The challenge of change

…although we may be striving to turn a profession that has the inertia of a supertanker, as individuals each of us is a speed boat that can turn on a dime…

(Pate and Hohn (1994), p. 217)

The American authors of the quote above suggest that PE needs to change so that it places primary emphasis on the promotion of lifelong exercise. However, they consider that this could be slow and difficult
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Voki for Education : Maak een sprekende avatar
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Met deze site is het is mogelijk voor kinderen om hun eigen avatar te maken en de avatar te voorzien van geluid. Dit kan gedaan worden middels het toetsenbord of met een microfoon.

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the concept of e-government, and the associated benefits and drawbacks

  • understand how a relational database differs from a flat database, including the function and construction of a joining table

  • understand some of the basic principles of XML

  • understand the basic principles of biometric identification and verification systems

  • identify suitable entities, attr
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Introduction

There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false delusion completely out of place. However, religion still arouses passion and causes controversy; it controls and transforms lives. An informed understanding of the contemporary world thus requires an appreciation of the role of religion in shaping ideas, world-views and actions that have an impact on the social as well as on the personal life of th
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Babbage: Zoning drones
The rise in drone hobbyism raises questions about how best to control the skies, and scientists hope to catch sight of Einstein's gravitational wave
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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 2 - The Defences
The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England survey, covering the Defences of the City of York. The survey covers the post-Roman period to the present and has particular emphasis on the city's walls. Two castles are described: York Castle and the Old Baile; however this coverage is treated as supplementary to the Victoria County History volume on The City of York, which is also available on British History Online.
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1 Genetic manipulation of plants and GM crops: an introduction

In this course we will consider the genetic manipulation of plants, and the production of GM crops. A great deal has been written about the science of GM crops and the controversial issues surrounding their introduction around the world. In the study time available, we will focus on a small number of selected issues.

In this course you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the science that has been used to engineer a range of GM crops, and examine both the science and social conce
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1.1 Thoughts on a PhD

Entering students often think of a PhD as a ‘magnum opus’, a brilliant research project culminating in a great work. This is rather a demanding model, and few students win Nobel Prizes as a result of their doctoral studies. More realistically, a PhD is research training leading to a research qualification. The PhD is a passport to a research career.

There are other views of a PhD, as well. Getting a PhD can be a ‘rite of passage’, prerequisite to admission into the academic ‘t
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