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Enterprise in the sports industry
This presentation discusses Drucker's thesis that failure is a "good thing" if the opportunities that arise from such failure allow the development of personal and enterprise skills
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Producing antibodies in plants
Dr. Lorenzo Frigerio from Warwick's Biological Sciences Department talks about the Wellcome Trust Translation Award he has received to enable him to validate his lab based work on increased yield of antibody production within plant cells using complete plants in order to show industrial scale manufacture is possible. Length: 19 minutes
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Kudos from the White House
First Lady Michelle Obama highlights the U of M's financial literacy program at January 16, 2014 Higher Education Summit.
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Duke Medicine Profiles: Shannon K. Morgan, CPNP, MSN
Get to know Duke Medicine's pediatric gastroenterology providers. Learn more about Shannon Morgan, NP at http://www.dukemedicine.org/find-doctors-physicians/shannon-k-morgan-cpnp-msn.
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Britain's anti-immigration heartland: We want our country back
In agricultural towns like Boston, in Lincolnshire, immigration is voters' biggest gripe. UKIP has benefited from this
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10.491 Integrated Chemical Engineering II (MIT)
This course introduces students to methods and background needed for the conceptual design of continuously operating chemical plants. Particular attention is paid to the use of process modeling tools such as Aspen that are used in industry and to problems of current interest. Each student team is assigned to evaluate and design a different technology and prepare a final design report. For spring 2006, the theme of the course is to design technologies for lowering the emissions of climatically ac
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Duke Medicine Profiles: Fidel A. Valea, MD
Learn more about Fidel Valea, MD, a gynecologist oncologist at Duke. http://www.dukemedicine.org/find-doctors-physicians/fidel-valea-md
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Superbug, No More: Kim Lewis Breakthrough Research
Recent work from Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Biology Kim Lewis promises to over­come one of the leading public health threats of our time. In a ground­breaking study, Lewis' team presents a novel approach to treat and elim­i­nate methi­cillin resis­tant staphy­lo­coccus aureus, or MRSA, a potent bac­terium whose resis­tance to antibi­otics has kept it one step ahead of researchers. That is, until now.
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7.341 Brightening up Life: Harnessing the Power of Fluorescence Imaging to Observe Biology in Action
One summer in the 1960s a young Japanese researcher, with the help of a few high school students, chopped up ten thousand jellyfish. As a by-product of this harvest, they isolated a green fluorescent protein (GFP). Since then, GFP has triggered a revolution in our understanding of gene expression and signaling in live cells. In this seminar, we will examine how this small protein generates fluorescence, i.e. absorbs light of one wavelength and emits light of a longer wavelength. We will discuss
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What David Cameron wants from Europe
This week David Cameron, Britain’s newly re-elected Conservative prime minister, will publish a bill to authorise a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union
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US Navy's "warfighter game-changer" railgun set for sea tests
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Apr. 21 - The U.S. Navy says it will test its prototype electromagnetic railgun aboard a naval vessel for the first time in 2016. The railgun can hurl a 23 lb. missile more than a hundred miles and is described by the Navy as "a true warfighter game-changer". Rob Muir reports. More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest internati
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An introduction to minerals and rocks under the microscope
In this free course, An introduction to minerals and rocks under the microscope, you will experience the study of minerals using a polarising microscope. While the study of minerals can involve electron or ion beam chemical analysis, the polarising microscope remains the prime tool for the study of rock thin sections and is the foundation of learning to recognise, characterise and identify rocks. Author(s): Creator not set

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Iran nuclear talks to run on
Negotiators leave for the day after extending a deadline for an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme with talks due to resume hours later. 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, financial, national, and
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2.1 Modernising government

Before we start to look at e-government itself, I would like you to read some quotations. During the 1980s and 1990s, the potential of ICT systems for government was discussed by many commentators, but in the UK the official argument for e-government was set out in 1999 in the document Modernising Government. This document, however, is not specifically about e-government. Rather, it is about the much broader issue of how government should be modernised. Here is an extract:


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Abandon the Alliance? How China’s rise will shape Australia’s future
Professor Hugh White's recent Quarterly Essay, Power Shift: Australia's future between Washington and Beijing looks at Australia's strategic choices in the Asian Century. In this lecture professor white explores the implications for Australia's US alliance. He argues that we can all see how China's rise will transform Australia's economy, but we find it harder to recognize the implications for Australia's political and strategic future. We take for granted the protection that America provid
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Travelers foiled by French air traffic strike
A strike over working conditions by air traffic controllers in France has ruined Easter week for thousands of travelers who've had to put their holiday plans on hold. Mana Rabiee reports. 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, financial,
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Alporas' closed cell aluminium foam
Additions are made to molten aluminium or aluminium alloy to modify the melt viscosity and make it suitable for foaming. 1 to 3 wt% titanium hydride is then added to the melt, and this foams the melt by releasing hydrogen. The foamed melt solidifies to yield a closed cellular structure with an average cell size of 4.5 mm
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12.7 Summary of Section 12

For precise localisation of a sound source, binaural cues are required.

Two types of binaural cue are used to localise non-continuous sounds in the horizontal plane: interaural time differences, which are most efficient for low-frequency sounds (20–1500 Hz) and interaural intensity cues, which are important for high-frequency sounds (1500–20 000 Hz). The frequency responses in the superior olive reflect these differences. The medial superior olive includes neurons that are responsiv
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1.6 Valuing diversity

Social workers need to recognise diversity: valuing and respecting service users – irrespective of, for example, their ethnicity, gender or age – is central to good practice. It is also about working in a way that counters the unfair or unequal treatment of individuals or groups on the basis of their race, gender, class, age, culture, religion, sexuality or ability. There is a growing body of law that seeks to prohibit and punish a range of discriminatory behaviours in various kinds of so
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5.4 Telling tales

An aspect alluded to by the ESRC report is the importance of narrative: the way in which we organise events into intelligible stories. Media reports construct narratives, and we also impose our own narratives on the information we glean from a variety of sources. Narrative is a very powerful, often-unconscious human trait. Certain narratives, especially those involving conflict, are cross-cultural and deeply embedded in our psyches. They may have an appeal that transcends logic or conventiona
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