1 Nuclear energy

The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other energy source, except nuclear fusion, and therein lies its greatest attraction. The key to that remarkable fact is the conversion of matter (with mass, m) into energy (E), according to Einstein's famous equation E = mc2, where c is the speed of light (3×108 m s−1 ).

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In this unit, we will examine the biology of the impressive meat eaters (e.g. wolves, lions and cheetahs), focusing in part on the biological ‘equipment’ – slashing and gripping teeth, for example – and on the less obvious behavioural characteristics that have contributed to the undoubted success of these fearsome hunters. Many of the meat eaters live and hunt in groups, which raises intriguing questions about the advantages of group living and the types of social behaviour between in
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International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) is an US-based non-profit organisation which seeks to evaluate the impact of development spending and initiatives with the aim of improving the lives of poor people living in low-income and middle-income countries. The 3ie website provides details of its grant programme, online resources including full text publications, details of its structure and activities, and a database of impact evaluations.
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4.2.3 The significance of the distribution of energies

Near room temperature (300 K), the average bundle of thermal energy associated with a particle is 0.026 eV (look back at Box 2 Temperature and energy). This is not going to do much damage to something stuck together with bonds that have an energy of a few eV – just as the average wage earne
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NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines
This is the Web version of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Made available by the National Office of Animal Health Ltd (NOAH) each data sheet is prepared independently by each participating company and “each proof is checked and the text confirmed as correct by the participant concerned.” Users can access the data sheets either alphabetically, by active ingredient, by company, by species, or by therapeutic indication. Information is provided on summary of product charac
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References

Bradley, J. and Specht, D. (1999) ‘Successful ageing and creativity in later life’, Journal of Ageing Studies, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 457–472.
Boyle, G. (2005) ‘The role of autonomy in explaining mental ill-health and depression among older people in long-term care settings’, Ageing and Society, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 731–748.
Gilligan, R. (2001) ‘Promo
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Gender and Ethnicity in Parliamentary Representation
How does race and gender intersect in a European context and play out in parliamentary representation? While under-representation of both women and ethnic minorities has received considerable attention, European research traditionally has treated women and ethnic minorities as internally homogeneous and conceptually separate groups. Inspired by research on political representation in the U.S., Liza Mügge investigates parliamentary inclusion and exclusion based on the interactions of gender and
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Kara Walker on Her Motivation || Radcliffe Institute
In her lecture “Sweet Talk,” renowned artist Kara Walker explores the riddles of her life, work, and a 40-foot-tall sugar sphinx.
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The Finger Family | Nursery Rhymes Lyrics ~ Tea Time with Tayla!
Finger Family is a fun nursery rhyme for kids, children, toddlers, and babies in preschool, kindergarten, or homeschool.  (2:01)
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Education 151: Language and Literacy

This course is designed to help students understand the aspects of linguistic principles and processes that underlie oral and written language proficiency, and how this knowledge is relevant K-12 instruction.  Emphasis is on a thorough, research-based u
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By the end of this section, you will be able to: Explain the reason for open market operations Evaluate reserve requirements and discount rates […]

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1.2 Working abroad

The extract from a newspaper article in Example 1 provides insight into the problems of working abroad.

Example 1

Working abroad is often considered the chance of a lifetime. Living and working in a foreign country with all expenses paid; what more could anyone want?

In a surprising n
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Neuro-databases
Long and short term orientation are largely determined by culture says Professor Geert Hofstede, author of 'Culture and Organisation', currently in its third edition. China, with its long term orientation, was bound to succeed, and other eastern cultures will follow, he says.
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In part one of a series of three podcasts on promise based management, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, talks about execution and how it presents many challenges for organisations.

6.4 Case history: the Topper boat

Replacement of one polymeric material by another may be undertaken entirely for manufacturing reasons, and this is what happened in the redesign of the Topper dinghy for thermoplastic polymer. The dinghy was originally designed for hand lay-up GRP in 1969 by Ian Proctor, a well known designer of small boats and yachts (Figure 61
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define and use, or recognise definitions and applications of, each of the bold terms

  • give definitions of the terms ‘hibernation’, ‘torpor’ and ‘adaptive hypothermia’, and the three physiological processes that underlie them

  • give examples of the diversity of the major groups of mammals and birds that contain hibernating species

  • describe the physiological changes occurring d
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