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2.2 What is natural?

Many critics of GM feel that the techniques reflect an unwelcome form of 'tampering with nature'. This is a particular concern of some consumers with respect to food. Such a view is sometimes scornfully interpreted as an expression of what is called the 'naturalistic fallacy' - a belief that equates morality with naturalness, seeing what is natural as 'right'. But concerns about GM foods may reflect a more reasoned and defensible position. It might be argued that consumers are not demanding a
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Producing antibodies in plants
Dr. Lorenzo Frigerio from Warwick's Biological Sciences Department talks about the Wellcome Trust Translation Award he has received to enable him to validate his lab based work on increased yield of antibody production within plant cells using complete plants in order to show industrial scale manufacture is possible. Length: 19 minutes
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Kudos from the White House
First Lady Michelle Obama highlights the U of M's financial literacy program at January 16, 2014 Higher Education Summit.
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10.491 Integrated Chemical Engineering II (MIT)
This course introduces students to methods and background needed for the conceptual design of continuously operating chemical plants. Particular attention is paid to the use of process modeling tools such as Aspen that are used in industry and to problems of current interest. Each student team is assigned to evaluate and design a different technology and prepare a final design report. For spring 2006, the theme of the course is to design technologies for lowering the emissions of climatically ac
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Superbug, No More: Kim Lewis Breakthrough Research
Recent work from Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Biology Kim Lewis promises to over­come one of the leading public health threats of our time. In a ground­breaking study, Lewis' team presents a novel approach to treat and elim­i­nate methi­cillin resis­tant staphy­lo­coccus aureus, or MRSA, a potent bac­terium whose resis­tance to antibi­otics has kept it one step ahead of researchers. That is, until now.
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Information, Biological Complexity and Emergence
Faraday Institute Research Seminar given by Prof. Gennaro Auletta (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome) on 6th October 2009
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7.341 Brightening up Life: Harnessing the Power of Fluorescence Imaging to Observe Biology in Action
One summer in the 1960s a young Japanese researcher, with the help of a few high school students, chopped up ten thousand jellyfish. As a by-product of this harvest, they isolated a green fluorescent protein (GFP). Since then, GFP has triggered a revolution in our understanding of gene expression and signaling in live cells. In this seminar, we will examine how this small protein generates fluorescence, i.e. absorbs light of one wavelength and emits light of a longer wavelength. We will discuss
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Iran nuclear talks to run on
Negotiators leave for the day after extending a deadline for an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme with talks due to resume hours later. 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
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Abandon the Alliance? How China’s rise will shape Australia’s future
Professor Hugh White's recent Quarterly Essay, Power Shift: Australia's future between Washington and Beijing looks at Australia's strategic choices in the Asian Century. In this lecture professor white explores the implications for Australia's US alliance. He argues that we can all see how China's rise will transform Australia's economy, but we find it harder to recognize the implications for Australia's political and strategic future. We take for granted the protection that America provid
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1.1.2 Key resources

When you need to find information in Arts or History, how confident are you that you know the best places to search (e.g. search engines, subject gateways, online databases etc.) to find the information you need?

  • 5 – Very confident

  • 4 – Confident

  • 3 – Fairly confident

  • 2 – Not very confident

  • 1 – Not confident at all

How familiar are you with journal articles as
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Cours d'analyse mathématique : Ch. 2 Intégrale de Riemann en 1D
1- Intégrale de Riemann : Définition 2- Propriétés de l'intégrale de Riemann 3- Intégrale d'une fonction monotone 4- Intégrale d'une fonction continue 5- Intégrale d'une fonction discontinue 6- Intégrale d'une fonction dérivée 7- Intégration par parties 8- Formule de changement de variable 9- Intégrale de Riemann impropre ( ou généralisée ). Il y a plusieurs théories de l’intégration ; celle qui est développée ici est la plus simple c’est aussi celle qui convient le mieux
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Electronique internet . Cette ressource est la propriété de ses auteurs et de l'INSA de Lyon.

The impact of enterprise focussed modules
This presentation outlines the use of a tested research instrument (Bandura's self efficacy theory) and students own perceptions of their enterprise skills and abilities
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Introduction

This course provides an introduction to the processes that have shaped the evolution of the Earth, with many detailed examples from the geology of the British Isles. These are studied through the use of the British Geological Survey bedrock geology maps. This course also helps to give a theoretical foundation for any students considering the residential school for the SXR260 The geological history of the British Isles course, based in the north of England.

This OpenLearn course p
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FSP - UMVF - RMM Dakar 2010 – Questions sexualité, fécondité.

Les journées du fond de solidarité mère-enfant de l’UMVF.
Thème : Colloque International Interdisciplinaire : Droit et Santé En Afrique.
Réduction de la mortalité maternelle en Afrique Sub-saharienne : mieux comprendre pour mieux agir.
1ère Session : Fécondité, sexualité et planning familial.
Modérateurs : Pierre JAUDOIN (démographe – Ministère Français des Affaires Etrangères) – Mamadou TRAORE (Professeur de gynécologie-obstétrique à l’Uni
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Fun with .NET - Windows Phone, LEGO Mindstorms, and Azure | dotnetConf 2014

In this demo-packed session, we'll walk through building your first .NET controlled LEGO Mindstorm using Windows Phone. You'll learn about the LEGO EV3 API, how to control motors and read sensor data, and how to batch commands to the robot. Once we have a working, drivable robot, we'll switch to cloud-enabling the robot so that you can drive the robot remotely via a Web site hosted in Microsoft Azure.

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6.884 Complex Digital Systems (MIT)
This course is offered to graduates and is a project-oriented course to teach new methodologies for designing multi-million-gate CMOS VLSI chips using high-level synthesis tools in conjunction with standard commercial EDA tools. The emphasis is on modular and robust designs, reusable modules, correctness by construction, architectural exploration, and meeting the area, timing, and power constraints within standard cell and FPGA frameworks.
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Conclusion

  1. Eutrophication is a process in which an ecosystem accumulates mineral nutrients. It can occur naturally, but is usually associated with human activity that releases nutrients into the environment.

  2. Anthropogenic eutrophication has caused a widespread loss of biodiversity in many systems. Recent attempts to reverse the process are proving difficult and expensive.

  3. Symptoms of eutrophication are most readily seen in aquatic sys
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Germany United as Europe's Stable Core
Barring unexpected and improbable last-minute shifts in German voters’ preferences, Angela Merkel will remain German Chancellor after the federal elections on 22 September and the direction of German domestic, European and foreign policies will remain largely unchanged.
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Acknowledgements

Course image: sharkhats in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

Except for third party m
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5.2 National identity and diasporic citizenship

National identity is frequently associated with country of origin and place of birth. This association created difficulties for many Jewish refugees in the 1930s who, like Lotte and Wolja, had to flee their country of origin. Despite the fact that he had his German nationality revoked and was stateless, the UK authorities viewed Wolja as ‘German’ because he was born in Berlin. In May 1940, when a German invasion was feared, many such people were deemed to be ‘enemy aliens’ and were ar
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