Leonardo da Vinci Paintings
 A tribute to Leonardo da Vinci.
Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, author, engineer, inventor, lutanist, mathematician & scientist
born 15 April 1452 - died 1519

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Learn About Leonardo Da Vinci
This one minute biography touches on the most important works of DaVinci including his art and inventions.
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Presidents & American foreign policy
Are trends in global politics simply the result of large impersonal structural forces, or does human agency matter? For example, would America have become the dominant country in the 20th century regardless of who was president? To what extent did leaders matter, and if so, what kind of leader? Leadership theorists focus their attention on what they call transformational leaders, but were "transformational" leaders like Woodrow Wilson and Ronald Reagan really more important than "transactional"
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3-Axis CNC Milling in Architectural Design
Physical scale models still have a role in architectural design. 3-axis CNC milling provides one way of making scale models both for study purposes and for presentation in durable materials such as wood. We present some types of scale models, the methods for creating them and the place in the design process that scale models occupy. We provide an overview of CNC milling procedures and issues and we describe the process of how one can creatively develop appropriate methods for milling different t
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King of the Corporate Jungle
Ten finalists from UNSW's Media Portfolio course compete in a battle of pitches to industry professionals. Who will be king of the corporate jungle? One for David Attenborough fans. You'll see why... More info on UNSW's Media Portfolio course: http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2013/MDIA3003.html
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Writing Challenge App for iOS
'With Writing Challenge you will enjoy a game with creative prompts to spark your inspiration and master free writing. Forget about the fear to blank page. Your writing won't stop. HOW DOES IT WORK? It's easy. You just have to press "start" and the app gives you the first prompt to start writing your story. Choose the one that you most like and fire up your writing. Then, every minute (or the time you choose in the app settings) the app will give you a new prompt for you to add new ide
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What Causes the Seasons on Earth?
This video uses computer animation to explain seasons and what causes the Seasons on Earth. (01:02)
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Distributing the downturn
The International Labour Organisation has forecast a rise in unemployment by 20 million world-wide, by the end of 2009. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has forecast a loss of up to 10 million jobs within the OECD group of countries, and up to 25 million jobs world-wide between 2008 and 2010. However, would a strategy of cutting wages as opposed to cutting jobs in the face of this recession create the conditions for economic recovery? Dr Paul Kattuman believes it
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1.3.11 Statistics

There is a lot of statistical data on the internet relating to education.


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Preschool Lesson: Forming Capital Letters
With Stamp and See, children learn to make capital letters step by step. They form letters by tracing with magnetic chalk or stamping with wood piece shapes.  This lesson shows the teacher modeling a lesson using this product helping a small group of students learn how to form capital letters step-by-step.  (02:20)
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Rural Services Network (RSN)
The Rural Services Network is an English membership organisation which aims to safeguard and improve services in rural communities across England. The Network's website provides rural news, press releases and publications. A members' only section of the site includes analysis and comment, a discussion forum and events listings.
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2.4 African Red Slip ware

Between about 30 BC and AD 75 the most common type of ceramic tableware in the empire was terra sigillata (often known as Samian ware). This was a shiny red-surfaced ceramic which was first made in Arezzo in Tuscany, Italy and then widely imitated in many areas such as Campania, Rome, southern and eastern Gaul, and Asia Minor. The forms of this pottery were typically cups, bowls, plates and dishes. Beyond the areas where it was produced, the pottery was widely traded and it has been fo
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Closing the gap between strategy and execution: making hard choices
In the second of a three part podcast series Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, proposes that we should replace the liner view with an iterative approach that sees strategy always and everywhere as unfolding in a repeated cycle.
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Vigil in China marking one month since Malaysian jet disappeared
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Chinese families of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 passengers hold a candlelight vigil marking the one month anniversary of the aircraft's disappearance. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More 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
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2.5 Fishbone diagram

There are times when management problems seem too complicated and ‘messy’ to analyse. A technique, the fishbone diagram, can be used by both individuals and groups to help to clarify the causes of a difficult problem and capture its complexity. The diagram will help provide a comprehensive and balanced picture and show the relative importance and interrelationships between different parts of the problem.


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1.2. Motifs and memorability

One of the reasons that we find film music memorable is that it uses distinctive melodic motifs to ‘catch’ the main characters it describes. The James Bond theme is a good example of this, but a modern composer who has had great success with memorable motifs in all his scores is John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter). Click here to read an interview with Williams from 1998.

‘[We can] take themes
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The Four Generations of Computers
Computers play a huge part in almost all of our lives, but how did these machines become so powerful and important? And what were some of the earliest models like? This collection of videos takes us through the Four Generations of computers, starting with Colossus, the world's first electronic computer (launched in 1944), and finishing with the BBC Micro (launched in 1981) and Fourth Generation Computers, looking at how technology changed throughout these years. Visiting locations such as The Na
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3 Introducing the primates

One group of accomplished tree dwellers are the primates - a term you perhaps think of as synonymous with monkeys and apes. Monkeys and some apes display some of the most striking adaptations to tree-living.

250 or so species of primate exist today; most taxonomists group them into 13 families. All share a lengthy list of defining features, mostly related to the following broad categories:

  • Limbs and locomotion. The hands (and often the fee
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2014 University of Oregon Spring Commencement
Spring Commencement was held on Monday, June 16th, 2014, at 9:30am-11:00am in Matthew Knight Arena. Keynote Speaker: Robert X. Fogarty Robert is a 2005 graduate of the UO School of Journalism and Communication and founder of Dear World, a portrait project that unites people through pictures in his distinct message-on-skin style.Its precursor, Dear New Orleans, [...]
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UK National StatisticsThis website contains an extensive range of official UK statistics and information about statistics. Under browse by theme there is an education and training subheading.