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9th Dialogue on Science 2010 - Opinions of the participants Part 2
Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 During this year’s Dialogue on Science held in Engelberg in mid October, experts from various disciplines and countries with different forms of government analyzed the concept of democracy. You can find the reportings, impressions, audio- and video-files of the 9th Dialogue on Science on the website: http://www.academia-engelberg.ch/conference_2010.php5. Visit also the Blog on http://blog.academia-eng
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Exhausted by Scandal: ‘Dieselgate’ Continues to Haunt Volkswagen
The SEC is after the German automaker’s CEO for allegedly defrauding bondholders by not coming clean on its emissions “defeat device.”
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Session 2 discusses the scattering of a particle using wave packets. We shall restrict attention to one dimension and suppose that the incident particle is initially free, described by a wave packet of the form

This is a superposition of de Broglie w
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2.3.1 Soil pH

pH (a measure of acidity or alkalinity) is an important environmental factor, particularly in soils. Soil is derived partly from accumulated decaying vegetation and partly from broken up fragments of the underlying rocks. Soil pH is determined by both these components and also by the water that fills the spaces between solid soil particles.

How might you expect the pH of soil overlying limestone (or chalk, which is a particular form of limestone) to compare with that of soil overlying s
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The Religious and Ethical Beliefs of Scientists
Talk given by Dr Elaine Howard Ecklund as part of summer course 7
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1.2.1 The Beveridge report

The architect of much of this reform in the field of social welfare was William Beveridge. His report entitled ‘Social Insurance and Allied Services’ was compiled as the war was at its height (Beveridge, 1942). In it Beveridge set out a plan to put an end to what he called the ‘five giants’ – Want (today we would call it poverty), Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness (unemployment). The centrepiece was a state-run system of compulsory insurance. Every worker, by contribut
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Introduction
Alexander Holmes

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Introduction

In recent years, scientists have made huge gains in their understanding of how genes can be altered and transferred from one organism to another - but that knowledge has been acquired amidst controversy and concern. The deep ethical concerns that have resulted from the emergence of genetic manipulation are explored in this course. We begin with an examination of the basic structure and function of genes. A number of pioneering examples and techniques are explored, helping to explain why our p
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The Religious Beliefs of Scientists - a Sociological Analysis
Prof. Elaine Howard Ecklund : Seminar
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Plan National de formation : École et droit - Journée de sensibilisation pour une formation ...

L’objectif principal de cette journée de sensibilisation à la culture juridique est d’aider les personnels de l’école ou de l’EPLE à prendre une décision éclairée lorsqu’une situation professionnelle met en jeu les principes du droit. Déjà au cours des années 70, André Legrand nous expliquait, dans son ouvrage L’école dans ...
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11.5 Programming languages

A computer program is written in a programming language and contains the instructions that tell the computer what to do. Developers write new software using specialised programming languages. The resulting programs (or 'source code') can be converted into the low-level instructions understood by the processor. There is a wide range of programming languages to suit different types of task; if you look at advertisements for programming jobs in newspapers or online you will get an idea of
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The History of American-Realism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history.  Realism is discussed along with the works of Crane, James, and Howell.  Excerpts are read from their literary works.

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3 What would suit me?

You should now have built up a realistic picture about what you want to achieve and what you have to offer and be able to match up all of these against some possible activities.

Here are some different ways to get you started:

Have another look at some of the statements in Section 1.3">Section 1.3.
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1.8.1 The experience of Hillsborough

We have explored the challenges of entering into situations which are ambiguous and open to competing interpretations. But what happens in a situation where nobody knows what is going on, where established meanings have collapsed altogether? Tom Heller gives a graphic account of such a situation in his description of his experience of the Hillsborough football stadium disaster.

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2.3 Two factors affecting the distribution of organisms

We will illustrate some of the complexities of interpreting ecological field data by looking at two sets of environmental factors, soil pH and salinity, desiccation and biotic interactions on sea-shores.


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Global Music: Pappa Susso
Alhaji Pappa Susso performs on the West African harp as part of the University of Richmond Department of Music Global Music Series.
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Meadows Gift Announcement
The Meadows Foundation announces a $45 million dollar gift to the Meadows Museum and Meadows School of the Arts.
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Darwin and Evolution
2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On The Origin Of Species. This album introduces Darwin's great revelation: that species change and adapt according to their environment. Apparently diverse specimens and fossils reveal surprising results, such as the common ancestry of the hippopotamus and the dolphin, whose evolutionary paths diverged when their habitats changed. Research on sparrows show how particular characteristi
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Consciousness, Emotion and Cognition - How the Mind Works: An Overview from different Approaches
Mark Pettinelli

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Theme (Using Fables)
This video consists of a narrated lesson about theme.  The presenter explains why reader's should focus on theme as they read and then goes over an example.  (06:01) "RL.4.9.   Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures."

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