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Formation of Acetyl Co-enzyme A
This page explains the formation of Acetyl Co-enzyme A which is key to the synthesis of many organic molecules in cells. An acetyl group is a simple two-carbon-atom molecule which is sufficiently reactive to make it possible to use as a building block for larger carbon skeletons. A large number of molecules that are synthesised in cells are built from two-carbon acetyl groups. An acetyl group derives from ethanoate (acetate) and is named acetyl when it forms a group within a larger molecule. I
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The Water Cycle - by StudyJams
The water cycle is the constant movement of water through the Earth and its atmosphere.  Water on the ground evaporates, becoming water vapor.  The vapor rises, becomes clouds, and then falls back to the Earth as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.  Learn more about the water cycle with this cartoon animation from StudyJams.  A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
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Under the Microscope: Socially Responsible Biotech - John Melo (Amyris)
Amyris Biotechnologies CEO John Melo explains his company's endeavors in the sustainable sciences; working both to fight disease and to create renewable energies. Melo also reflects upon his personal career path, from immigrant, to start-up, to Big Oil - and back to start-up again.
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Unlearn Your MBA - David Heinemeier Hansson (37signals)
David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints--fiscal, temporal, or otherwise--drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The most important thing, Hansson believes, is to make a dent in the universe with your company.
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4.4 Radioactive waste disposal

Most fission products from nuclear reactors are solid at ordinary temperatures. They cluster around atomic mass numbers 90 and 140 (see, for example, Equation 2). From the point of view of waste disposal, the problem is that most of them are highly radioactive. The common radioactive isotopes produced in nuclea
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Natural Inquirer Journals: Urban Forests
What are urban forests? Urban forests are the trees and other plants that grow where people live, go to school, work, and play. Even if you live in a rural community, the trees in your yard, around buildings, and in parks are called urban forests. Calling them urban forests helps you to see that they are different from the kind of forests that grow in large undeveloped areas. Urban forests include trees in community parks and other public land, along streets, in neighborhoods, around businesses
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2 Setting priorities
Life is full of risk. In this unit ‘risk’ describes the probability and consequences of harm or, at worst, disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders and integrated management systems help to ensure that safety, quality, environmental and business risks are all managed correctly. This unit also looks at emergency preparedness, that is, the management of emergencies and disasters.
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5.1 Introduction
Life is full of risk. In this unit ‘risk’ describes the probability and consequences of harm or, at worst, disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders and integrated management systems help to ensure that safety, quality, environmental and business risks are all managed correctly. This unit also looks at emergency preparedness, that is, the management of emergencies and disasters.
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U.S.-Iran Relations
While Barack Obama has rejected the Bush administration’s harsh stance toward Iran, panelists warn that we’re far from the start of fruitful relations, and that achieving real diplomacy will paradoxically require both patience and a sense of urgency.

Suzanna DiMaggio observes the U.S. seeking “areas of comm

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Global Pandemics
In his role as a biochemist, Hidde Ploegh explains the "essential features of the lifestyle of the flu virus" discussing not only how viruses work to invade our systems and cause the flu, but also adding insights into the political and societal framework in which public health groups and governments deal with viral disease. <
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Lesson 12: Pronunciation of 's' and 'z' Sounds, Eating at Movie Theaters

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Our podcast comes to you from Austin, Texas. Valdo and Michelle have noticed that here in Austin there are movie theaters that serve full me
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The Fruits of the Genome for Society - February 17, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: The sequence of the human genome, the primary goal of the Human Genome Project, was achieved just a few years ago. Because our genomes are a string of 3 billion sequences of four chemical letters in the DNA polymer, the ability to obtain genomic sequences depended on revolutionary progress not just in DNA chemistry but also on the equally revolutionary advances in speed, capacity and versatility of digital computers. By far the most prominent result of the determinat
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The Fruits of the Genome for Society PDF - February 17, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: The sequence of the human genome, the primary goal of the Human Genome Project, was achieved just a few years ago. Because our genomes are a string of 3 billion sequences of four chemical letters in the DNA polymer, the ability to obtain genomic sequences depended on revolutionary progress not just in DNA chemistry but also on the equally revolutionary advances in speed, capacity and versatility of digital computers. By far the most prominent result of the determinat
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An App A Day: Tasty Apps for iPhone and Android - February 24, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Smartphones are the new platform, and apps are the core. At the start of the new decade, Apple reported that the App Store for iPhone users has surpassed 100,000 applications, and users have downloaded over 2 billion apps -- not bad for a new market that was created only a year and a half earlier. Meanwhile, Google's Android Market doubled over the last quarter to around 20,000 apps. In this talk Doug Dixon explores the range of apps being developed for these new pl
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Clear Thinking about National Security: Why is it so Hard?
We often behave as if National Security is too important to think clearly about.  Some risks are ignored, while others are exaggerated.  Policies are adopted to meet threats without any clear…
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Promoting Cloud Computing: Legal and Policy Challenges
Cloud computing offers the potential for efficiency, cost savings and innovation gains to governments, businesses and individual users alike. And because the cloud transcends national boundaries, cloud computing also offers a unique opportunity to bring Australia and other countries one step closer to achieving the vision of a robust and better-integrated digital market across the region and around the world. To realize these benefits, however, there are public policy and regulatory challenges -
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Criminal violence in Cambodia: An historical perspective
Empirical studies and theoretical analyses of long-term trends in criminal violence have been done in western countries but rarely in other parts of the world. The research conducted by Professor Broadhurst and Dr Bouhours attempts to fill this gap through an examination of the evolution of criminal violence in Cambodia from the start of the 20th century to the present. However, different sources and methods of criminal data recording were used between 1900 and 2008. The diversity of the sources
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Week 01 Lecture: Introduction
The first lecture introduces students to the course, the teaching staff, and the course themes. Richard and Alastair will share their views on teaching and learning, providing students with an opportunity to think about the ways they have learnt through primary and secondary school, into tertiary education. This lecture will also cover the assessment scheme, assessment tasks, and if time permits start on defining the central themes of the course: "environment", "society", and "resources".
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Week 01 Panel: What are "resources", "environment" and "society"
The first panel continues on from last lecture with definitions of the course themes of "resources" "environment" and "society". Richard will discuss the different ways of 'seeing' the Australian landscape, connecting our discussion last lecture on the different ways we learn based upon our cultures, upbringing, or ideas about the world. Using examples from the Yanyuwa, and Galtha, Richard will provide a different perspective on learning, and undestanding to start challenging your ideas on susta
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Week 01 Panel: What are "resources", "environment" and "society"
The first panel continues on from last lecture with definitions of the course themes of "resources" "environment" and "society". Richard will discuss the different ways of 'seeing' the Australian landscape, connecting our discussion last lecture on the different ways we learn based upon our cultures, upbringing, or ideas about the world. Using examples from the Yanyuwa, and Galtha, Richard will provide a different perspective on learning, and undestanding to start challenging your ideas on susta
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