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What is a Fugue? (Music Appreciation)
In this video, the musical form called a fugue is explained. Feel free to use this video for your own class. Copyright information is at the end of the video. (08:30)
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STAR methodology-based learning about construction accidents and their prevention
This paper presents the results of a feasibility study concerning the application of STAR-methodology-basedmachine learning to construction accidents and their prevention. A ten-stage knowledge acquisition process is presented and its individual stages described. Knowledge about construction accidents was acquired using a collection of 225 examples, based on actual accidents records. Inductive learning with a system based on the STAR-methodology was employed. This system was used in both the gen
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3.3.1 Mining subsidence

Subsidence is an inevitable hazard wherever underground mining is carried out.

The major factors affecting the extent of subsidence are seam thickness and its depth beneath the surface.

The amount of subsidence can be calculated roughly by using the formula:

Interview: Rebels of the Neon God 青少年哪吒
Rebels of a Neon God (青少年哪吒) tells the story of Hsiao Kang (played by Li Kangsheng 李康生), a loner who inhabits the gritty streets of early 1990s Taipei. The rebelliousness that permeated Li Kangsheng’s generation in Taiwan is a key theme of the film. Li Kangsheng brings an authenticity to the role, drawing on his own life experience, which in turn helped to inspire the final form of the movie. In this interview, recorded at the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Aust
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Sintaxis Grafica de la Multimedia (Graphical Syntax of Multimedia)
The multimedia offers an integration that must be made by the subject with the stimuli given, in their majority visual. For that reason it is interesting to know how effective may be the use of images and to propose some basic norms for designing multimedia software based on a graphic syntax
Author(s): Araya, N., Alvarado, R.G. and Gallador, N.A.

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2.7 A gene ‘for’ obesity?

So far we have mostly emphasized the way in which different environmental factors may affect body weight and provide a partial explanation of both individual cases of obesity and the increase in average body weight that has been so clearly documented in both North America and Western Europe during the last two decades. There is also marked individual variability in body weight. For example, any weight between about 58 and 78 kg would be regarded as ‘desirable’ for a person of height 1.77
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An Integrated 3D Geodatabase for Palladio's Work
The paper presents a novel digital 3D GIS web-based system entirely founded on Google Earth, built to offer a deep insight into Palladio's opera for restitution of its architectural surveys, reconstruction for historical reasons, analysis for structural and other options, and assembly and presentation of all certified Palladian documentation.The development of the application follows the philosophy of visual computing and it is based on an architectural knowledge representation.The information s
Author(s): Apollonio, Fabrizio I.; Cristiana Corsi, Marco Gai

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Prédiction d’inondation avec Telemac 2D (Vidéo)

Cette séquence est consacrée à l’application du modèle Telemac 2D à la prédiction de l’inondation à Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville, cas où il y a une rupture du barrage de Dau Tieng.

Cette présentation comprend 5 parties : la première partie est une présentation au réservoir de Dau Tieng ; la partie suivante ...
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4.5 Person specification

Once the job and organisational analyses and the job description have been completed (see Figure 1), the next stage is to write a specification of the kind of person needed to fill the job you have just described. It is important to be as precise as possible about the skills, knowledge, qualifications and at
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Time lapse of my side yard, Feb. 2nd, 2015
The weather service indcates we added 11 or 12 inches during this storm. One second of video equals about 90 minutes real time. Shot in Melrose, MA on Feb. 2, 2015. (rsikkema@mit.edu). Try it full screen...
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Understanding the Declaration of Independence - 9 Key Concepts
Understand 9 Key Concepts to Understanding the Declaration. How the Declaration of Independence and Constitution are designed to work together. The narrator breaks down the Declaration into parts and interprets each part.

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French Lesson Week 2 - Leçon 2 [Expressions With Avoir/Être]
Lesson about expressions using 'be,' (etre) and 'have,' (avoir) in French.  These expressions are used to describe moods, feelings and physical conditions. (09:27)
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1.6 Summary

You may find it useful to go over the main points of the first section again.

  1. We in the West generally recognise two different concepts of musical creation, namely composition and improvisation. Composition is widely characterised as a relatively lengthy process involving the use of notation; improvisation involves the spontaneous generation of music without notation. The distinction can be useful when applied to our own art music tradition.


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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • identify some of the important characteristics of maps in relation to their value to social science;

  • recognise and give examples of how maps can influence our “view” of the world;

  • describe the relationship between data and space as represented on a map.


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Mitchell Avila (CAH Dean Candidate 2015) Open Forum
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Conclusion

Despite claims made for its potential, wave energy can never make any significant contribution to global energy supplies, although it may find a use in coastal communities. The greatest potential from wave energy exists far from shore, but waves are wind-dependent and so supplies are bound to be irregular.


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2.6.1 Connectors

Many techniques have been used to design connectors that align the fibre ends accurately with high reliability and a long lifetime. The development of such components, at a low enough price, has been an important part of the overall development which has made fibre a feasible proposition for commercial transmission systems.

With fibre attenuation down to 0.2 dB km−1 (for single-mode fibre), the losses resulting from connectors and splices can be very significant over a whol
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RVC 05 - Equine Stem Cells
Stem cells have been making big waves in science recently. Listen to this episode of the RVC Podcast to find out how Roger Smith, Professor of Equine Surgery at the RVC, is planning to use innovative stem cell research in order to improve the treatment of tendon disease in horses.
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2007.09.21-Careers in the Foreign Service
Robert Laing, U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence, talks about careers in the Foreign Service including the application process and how to prepare for it, the benefits of serving, and his own experiences during the 30 years he served.
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Focus on Research - Linda Spurlock
Linda Spurlock, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Kent State, discusses her field of study, which includes forensic art, reconstructing fossils and more.
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