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2.3 ICTs and you

Sometimes it's useful to stop and think a bit about your own experiences and focus on your own views. This can help you understand issues in more depth. For example, when studying the impact of ICTs on everyday life, your own experiences are a useful resource.

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Slang English Part 2
This video presents slang terms. The new vocabulary is defined and presented in situations.You can read sample sentences on the screen.
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3.1 Overview

Scattering calculations using wave packets are so laborious that they are generally done numerically, using a computer. However, in many cases, scattering phenomena can be adequately treated using a procedure based on stationary states. This approach can give valuable insight into the scattering process without the need for computer simulations.

Session 3 introduces the stationary-state approach to scattering. The discussion is mainly confined to one dimension, so a stationary-state sol
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1.1 Life stories

Talking about our own personal experience may be important in care relationships, but isn't talking about your own life something that goes on all the time?

Activity 1: The personal as public property

This is the sort of activity
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8 Multiple plate collisions and the end of the Iapetus Ocean

The document attached below includes the eighth section of Mountain building in Scotland. In this section, you will find the following subsections:

  • 8.1 Introduction

  • 8.2 Palaeocontinental reconstructions

    • 8.2.1 The global view

    • 8.2.2 A model for the closure of the Iapetus Ocean

    • 8.2.3 Summary of Section 8.2

  • 8.3 Tectonics of the Northe
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How and When to Use Colons
This lesson excerpt talks about how and when to use colons.  Some example sentences that use colons are shown.  There are five ways in which a colon can be used.  Only one way is discussed in any depth in this video.

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2.6 The surface

David A. Rothery Teach Yourself Planets, Chapter 6, pp. 66-75, Hodder Education, 2000, 2003.

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Look at the Moon even with the unaided eye, and you will see that it has dark patches on a paler background (Figure 2). This simple observation picks out the two distinct types of crust on the Moon. The paler areas are the lunar highlands, and the darker areas are the lunar 'seas' or maria (singular: mare). Both the highlands an
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9.1 Field-work risk assessment

Field-work covers a wide spectrum of outdoor activities and takes place in almost every environment present both in the UK and abroad. It is acknowledged that there is an element of risk in much of this work. The Health and Safety at Work Act recognises that risk is inherent in some occupations and seeks to ensure that systems of work are in place to reduce risks to an acceptable level.

There has been increasing concern about the safety of field trips in the light of recent court cases
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Does Investing in Cutting-edge Tech Attract Better Workers?
Recent Wharton research examines the shifting priorities of the tech labor market and its implications for workers – and for other industries.
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Jonathan Metzl examines how hot-button political issues impact health
Professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness.
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2.2 Economic valuation: towards ecological economics

The blue whale could have supplied indefinitely a sustainable yield of 6000 individuals a year.

This is one of the earliest references to sustainability in the literature, taken from the 1971 edition of the science journal Nature (cited in Senge et al., 2006, p. 45). Here, the blue whale is given instrumental value – a means of measuring not the survival of the blue whale for its intrinsic v
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HST.721 The Peripheral Auditory System (MIT)
In this course, experimental approaches to the study of hearing and deafness are presented through lectures, laboratory exercises and discussions of the primary literature on the auditory periphery. Topics include inner-ear development, functional anatomy of the inner ear, cochlear mechanics and micromechanics, mechano-electric transduction by hair cells, outer hair cells' electromotility and the cochlear amplifier, otoacoustic emissions, synaptic transmission, stimulus coding in auditory nerve
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THE100 Television, Film & Theater Spring 2015 Session #08
with Naomi Buckley Appreciation of the performing arts of television, film and live theater through the viewing of films. www.YouTube.com/csuDHTV [Please Subscribe]
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4 Locating high-enthalpy geothermal fields

The search for potentially useful geothermal fields focuses initially on locating rocks that have been chemically altered by natural geothermal fluids, as well as looking for obvious surface features of geothermal activity such as geysers and hot springs. Measurements of fluid flow through the field allow estimation of its likely economic potential.

When a promising resource has been located exploration wells are drilled. However, given the high pressures and temperatures typical of a g
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2.5 Surface mining

In surface mining (sometimes called 'opencast' mining in the UK), the coal seam is accessed by removing the rock overburden; a process that benefits from economies of scale by using some of the world's largest machines (Figure 15).

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The Gold Of The Andes
This video clip is a short film about a journey to source one of the most luxurious materials in the world. The Incas believed the Vicuña animals were  rewarded with a coat of pure gold in return for giving life to their civilization. They called it “The Gold Of The Andes”. (07:17)
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The Economist asks: Does power inevitably corrupt?
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The Danger of Being Alexander
Leaders may find it tempting to wage ambitious crusades for personal reward, but eventually their troops can turn on them. Collaboration, often missed, can be a viable and sustainable alternative.
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Your Darden: "Experience"
The Your Darden Annual Fund campaign invites members of the Darden School of Business community to share their stories of how the School has impacted their lives. Thank you to the alumni, faculty and students who shared their stories in this video! Make a gift to the Darden Annual Fund today: http://ow.ly/rK4OO.
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