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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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Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here
A tried and true cartoon format, the Schoolhouse Rock songs were a favorite in the 70's and 80's. This one gets kids singing about the definition and proper use of adverbs with loads of examples. An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adverb, or adjective.  (3:00)
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2.3 Movie 2 - Red Spot Movie

Red Spot Movie

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17.315 Comparative Health Policy (MIT)
This course examines in comparative prospective the health care policy problems facing the United States including providing adequate access to medical services for all, the control of rising health care costs, and the assurance that the quality of health care services is high and improving. It explores the market and regulatory policy options being debated politically in the United States to solve these problems and compares possible foreign models for reform including those offered by the Cana
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Supporters of traditional marriage rally in Washington
Thousands who support traditional marriage gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol to march to the Supreme Court ahead of this week's hearing on gay marriage. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financi
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The Young People's Chorus of New York City
The Young People's Chorus was founded by conductor Francisco Nuñez to celebrate the diversity and musical richness of his hometown, New York City. In this performance video from From the Top at Carnegie Hall, listen to a performance of Panta Rhei (Greek for "all things are in flux") by another New Yorker, composer Jim Papoulis. Many of the musical elements—a driving rhythm, syncopation, atonality, and surprising percussion—contribute to the sense of change and movement. 
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After studying this course you should be able to:

  • define ‘operations’ and ‘operations management’

  • identify the roles and responsibilities of operations managers in different organisational contexts

  • identify the operations management aspects of your own work

  • apply the ‘transformation model’ to identify the inputs, transformation processes and outputs of an organisation

  • identify the operational and administrat
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Introduction

The underlying premise of this course is that we are all experts in different ways, and that our different experiences and understandings are of value. Inclusive education is presented and discussed as under construction, both in educational settings and as a concept. The materials to be found in this course are largely rooted in the social model of disability and human/disability rights frameworks.

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1.2 Connecting human and non-human nature

Environmental responsibility – caring and generating accountability – requires interaction between human and non-human nature. For example, from a caring perspective what matters in climate change might constitute, say, the continued existence and protection of an arctic wilderness (Figure 3). But this necessarily involves a conne
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Crystal Carols
Christmas tunes resonate from an instrument you've probably never heard before. Hear Dean Shostak play Ben Franklin's invention: the glass armonica.
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時計台サロン「未来を創る北大農学の使命」の映像を公開しました。Podcast
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Huse, M. and Kuriyan, J. (2002) The conformational plasticity of protein kinases, Cell, 109, pp. 275–282.
Lipscomb, W. N., Reeke, G. N. Jr, Hartsuck, J. A., Quiocho, F. A. and Bethge, P. H. (1970) The structure of carboxypeptidase A. 8. Atomic interpretation at 0.2 nm resolution, a new study of the complex of glycyl-L-tyrosine with CPA, and mechanistic deduction
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Discovering Science Around Us
Discovering Science Around Us - This video looks at how science is all around us and shows how a special exhibition is teaching this to young students. (01:19)
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18.024 Multivariable Calculus with Theory (MIT)
This course is a continuation of 18.014. It covers the same material as 18.02 (Multivariable Calculus), but at a deeper level, emphasizing careful reasoning and understanding of proofs. There is considerable emphasis on linear algebra and vector integral calculus.
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1 Technological advancement

Everything that can be invented has been invented.

(The Commissioner of the United States Office of Patents, 1899, recommending that his office be abolished, quoted in The Economist, 2000, p. 5)

There is nothing now to be foreseen which can prevent the United States from enjoying an era of business prosperity which is entirely
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3.5 Meaning and language-based methods

In recent years many psychologists have become interested in language as an important human ‘product’ (the symbolic data described in Section 2.3 above). There are various ways in which psychologists analyse conversations, data from interviews and written texts. One of the most popular methods is content analysis
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5.1 The interview as a selection method: pros and cons

Traditionally, the interview has been the main means of assessing the suitability of candidates for a job. Almost all organisations use the interview at some stage in their selection process. Similarly, most applicants expect to be interviewed. Interviews are useful for assessing such personal characteristics as practical intelligence and interpersonal and communication skills. The interview can be used for answering applicants’ questions, selling the organisation and negotiating terms and
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3 The water table

The water table is a fundamental reference surface in the study of groundwater. It tends to follow the ground surface, rising under hills and falling at valleys, but the gradient of the water table is usually much less than that of the ground surface (Figure 4). Under hills the water table is usually at greater depths below the surf
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