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1.6 How does aspirin relieve pain?

Aspirin acts at the site of damaged tissue to block the start of the nerve signal to the brain, the mechanism by which we experience pain (Section 2). It does this by inhibiting the formation of prostaglandin which is the active agent responsible for the sensitisation of the nerve endings. Prostaglandins (there are several related types) are resp
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Human Rights Watch urges prosecution of illegalities in Senate report
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2 Geological time-scales – a brief review

Geological time can be divided into a number of Eons, Eras and Periods, with further subdivisions into sub-Periods or series and epochs. These are arranged chronologically, with the oldest at the bottom, younging upwards to form the stratigraphic column (Figure 2).

The stratigraphic column can be looked at in
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4.1 Introduction

A psychological perspective does not start from the assumption that people are fundamentally irrational. Rather, it emphasises a different logic: a logic that meets the challenges we have evolved to face (Calne, 1999). For much of our evolution we have faced an environment with major differences from the modern business world. We have developed a range of cognitive mechanisms to cope with adverse environments in which resources are scarce. These include a range of simplifying and confidence-s
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7 Conclusions

Throughout this course, numerous examples of science promotion have been given, from the individual level of Pro-Ams to the supranational level of the EU Action Plan. Is there an appropriate political level for initiating science promotion or might a multi-level approach be more fruitful?

Certainly there is evidence that local or sub-national initiatives can engage people – from Science Cafés and Cities of Science, to the Pub Understanding of Science beer mats with scientific questio
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6.171 Software Engineering for Web Applications (MIT)
6.171 is a course for students who already have some programming and software engineering experience. The goal is to give students some experience in dealing with those challenges that are unique to Internet applications, such as: concurrency; unpredictable load; security risks; opportunity for wide-area distributed computing; creating a reliable and stateful user experience on top of unreliable connections and stateless protocols; extreme requirements and absurd development schedules; req
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Introduction

Energy from sources other than fossil or nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. Many alternative sources of energy have been used in simple ways for millennia, e.g. wind and water mills, sails, wood burning – but only in the last two centuries has their potential begun to be exploited on an industrial scale. Except
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2010 Legacies Now (described separately in Intute) has published this report which examines the legacies of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The report was commissioned by the Vancouver Organizing Committee and provides an overview of the games followed by an analysis of the legacies of the games including benefits to athletes, volunteering, financial legacies, facilities, broadcasting, benefits to children, the Cultural Olympiad, tourism, aboriginal participation, and social and en
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4.2 ATM layers

In this section I shall briefly review some of the main functions of the ATM layers but I shall not go into too much detail because at this stage we are interested in only the general points about protocols.


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15 Computers and communication systems working together

The combination of communication systems and computers has produced powerful new systems not possible when these technologies are used separately. In section 15–19, I'll be using an ICT system in a supermarket as an example, as it is something that you have probably experienced. The material in this study session is not intended to be a comprehensive examination of how ICT systems are used in supermarkets; I'll just be focusing on some of the supermarket's activities in order to highlight t
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4 Conclusions

Activity 3

Read back over Section 3.
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Head Spin Trick
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