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Dragon Departs the Station
The Expedition 31 crew used the Canadarm2 robotic arm to demate the SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle from the Earth-facing port of the station's Harmony node at 4:07 a.m. EDT on Thursday. It was released from the station's robotic arm at 5:49 a.m.
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Provost Corner with Interim Provost John A. Barrett - April 2015
In the April edition of the Provost Corner - John Barrett welcomes Dr. Sharon Gaber as the 17th president, and the Shining Star Awards are announced.
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3 Anne's experiences

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Anne

Anne has arthritis and depression. She is a retired social worker who retired early on health grounds. Her asses
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Correlative Conjunctions
A short musical slide show lesson on correlative conjunction.  Correlative conjunction words and an example sentence with an image are shown. 
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Acknowledgements

This course was written by "Dr Mary-Catherine Garden (Battlefields) and Dr Rodney Harrison (Old and New Towns of Edinburgh)"

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission:

Course image: Moyan Brenn in Flickr made available under Creative Commons At
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2.6 Underground mining

Coal extraction is of course less straightforward using underground mining techniques. The associated costs are higher, and these begin with the sinking of two shafts, an 'upcast' and a 'downcast' shaft for ventilation (Figure 22). Sinking these to a depth of a kilometre may take a few years and during this time,
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand more about the science that underlies the development of genetically modified organisms and in particular how gene transfer is brought about

  • know something of the potential benefits and uncertainties associated with gene transfer and the high levels of technical ingenuity involved

  • understand more the science that underpins the development of Golden Rice and understand why the usefulness o
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Dr. Seuss Documentary, Part 8 of 9
This is a History Channel documentary about Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
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Managing Creativity and Creative Management
As the Creative Industries become a more important part of the global economy does the stereotype of the creative genius still persist? Do we need to rethink our ideas on creativity and understand how it works more clearly? Dr Chris Bilton, Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, argues that organisations need to start thinking about creativity as a process and begin adapting traditional business strategies to develop a creative approach to management. Length: 25 minutes
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1.12.2 Constructing discursive spaces

Finally, the notion of discursive space draws attention to the broader social practices which construct such spaces. Thus social scientists and discourse researchers have been interested in the practices of production of newspapers and the media and in the ways in which economic and technological developments construct discursive spaces. E-mail, the internet and computer-mediated communication are good examples of how changing practices produce new spaces which construct new kinds of discursi
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2.6.1 Weighing up the evidence: the full cast of suspects

Figure 36 (again adapted from the TAR) takes your thoughts on Question 11 on a stage. It gives estimates of the cumulative effect since pre-industrial times of the various climate change agents, with the contributions expressed in terms of radiative forcing. Note that the figure also includes yet another device for communicating the IPCC's confidence in a particular finding - an indication of the 'level of scientific understanding' that accompanies each estimate. This reflects the authors' su
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The Sociology of the Development of Austrian Economics

Although this paper was presented as a lecture in 1996, I have chosen to publish it in this volume in nearly its original manuscript form.1 It was never previously published or posted electron
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There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from on a range of subjects. 

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Recherches sur les bases moléculaires de la "sucrosité" des vins secs

9e matinée des Œnologues - Bordeaux

>> Goût du vin : les dernières avancées de la recherche

Jean-Christophe Barbe, Le fruit dans les vins rouges

Michael Jourdes, Tanin du bois : évolutions et perceptions sensorielles

Axel Marchal, Recherches sur les bases moléculaires de la « sucrosité » des vins secs


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3.3 Optical amplifiers

Figure 22 shows in outline one possible structure for an Erbium-doped fibre amplifier (EDFA).

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SMU Honors Convocation 2015
SMU Honors Convocation 2015
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De wetenschap achter constructies
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Deze themapagina van het NEMO Science Center richt zich op het bouwen van een constructie. Uitdagingen zijn onder meer:

  • een tipi bouwen met een krant;
  • een toren bouwen met bekers;
  • bouwen met spaghetti;
  • architectuur bij dieren;
  • zelf een …

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6.1 Defining amplitude

Another important property of a sine wave we need to be able to specify is its amplitude. In essence, the amplitude of a sine wave is its size. Unfortunately there are various ways of defining what is meant by the size of a sine wave, and you are likely to come across many of them in material you look at outside this unit. Before I explain what our definition is, it will help matters if we look at what is meant by the average value of a sine wave.

Figure 16 shows a sinusoidally a
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the principles that underlie the ability of various natural phenomena to deliver solar energy

  • outline the technologies that are used to harness the power of solar energy

  • discuss the positive and negative aspects of solar energy in relation to natural and human aspects of the environment.


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4 What is a ‘nation’?

Guibernau (1996, p. 47) has defined the nation as: ‘a human group conscious of forming a community, sharing a common culture, attached to a clearly demarcated territory, having a common past and a common project for the future and claiming the right to rule itself’. So awareness, territory, history and culture, language and religion all matter. However, it is rare in the real world to find a case of a nation with a clear-cut and homogenous character in terms of this list of possibilities.
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