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2.4 Information and communication technologies

The new economy is much more than a shift from manufacturing to services and the increased integration of economies on a global scale. It is also strongly linked to the development of ICT, which has facilitated the development of new processes and products, especially ‘knowledge goods’ which are described below.

The internet has increased the ‘connectivity’ or interconnectedness between economies by making textual communication possible in real time as well as providing a new me
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History of Morocco
A video on a brief history of morocco. Pictures and music on the culture and history of Morocco.(Amateur video that has text that doesn't always match the slides)

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1.6.2 Education

Education is obviously one of the crucial dimensions in any attempt to develop a future European identity or at least more understanding and convergence among Europeans. If the school made the nation, it should also be a key factor in promoting Europeanness. Observers of the school scene in Europe acknowledge the existence of a growing sentiment of interest for European themes (institutions, politics, peoples, languages). Furthermore, the EU-based exchange programmes have recognised the impor
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For a player to be able to sound a musical instrument, there must be a means of inputting energy to set up the vibration. This energy may be introduced in a short, sharp burst or continuously over a period of time.

In the case of brass instruments such as the trumpet and trombone, and woodwind instruments such as the flute and oboe, the player feeds in energy by blowing air into the instrument. The energy can be supplied in a short burst – in which case short-lived ‘staccato’ note
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Ultrasound Imaging and the MEDRC
The Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC) aims to transform the medical electronic device industry, collaborating with academic and corporate partners to achieve improvements in the cost and performance of medical electronic devices similar to those that have occurred in consumer electronics. Recent significant advances in computational power allow ultrasound tomography to be realized economically. Additionally, new ultrasound systems enable volumetric pulse echo or transmission i
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Surprise Health Findings from a Smartwatch
This talk will highlight several surprising findings we discovered from wearable sensing of autonomic stress data and physical activity in daily life. For example, we learned that sensing from the surface of the wrist can tell us more about certain neurological events – such as memory consolidation during sleep – than can the EEG. We have also created a wrist-worn seizure detector. Lately, we have demonstrated new analytics that adapt the motion sensors in common consumer devices to also pro
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Episode for Families: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
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© 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.

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Estimating Whole Numbers - by StudyJams
One way to estimate is by rounding a number.  Rounding is a great way to make numbers easier to work with.  Numbers are often rounded to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand.  Learn more about estimation and rounding with this step-by-step, interactive video from StudyJams.  A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
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Does matter matter? Fundamental physics and ideas about God
Revd Dr Gillian Straine : Course
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Reasons for rejection
Explains the typical reasons for rejection of images submitted to the geograph website
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IPL: Strategic Shortfall: the 'Somalia Syndrome' and the March to 9/11
Professor Robert Patman, Professor of International Relations, Department of Politics. Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given October 16, 2008.
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Introduction

The media play a huge part in sport; we find out what's happening, how our team is doing and it creates great sporting moments and sports celebrities and stars. This unit looks at the role played by the media in sport and how this has changed with the development of internet and satellite TV. Who calls the shots – athletes, teams or the media moguls? How do social scientists explain this relationship between sport and the media?

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extr
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Reproduction literacy and academic integrity
Reproduction literacy and academic integrity - UNSPECIFIED Keywords:UNSPECIFIED
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8.3.2 Sputter etching: argon ion etching of gold

One commercial process for cutting inkjet printer nozzles uses sandblasting. Not surprisingly, the surface finish is rather poor and there are issues with particles contaminating the devices. However, it is a physical process very like this that we need if we are to achieve a vertical etch profile.

The key is directed bombardment by highly energetic particles. When processing on the microscale, these particles are not sand grains but ions accelerated towards the surface by an electric f
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Crown Forum: April 16, 2015
Scholar's Day: A Celebration of Excellence
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Mythology in German literature "Medea"
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. We are surrounded by materials from and references to ancient mythology: we talk about the Oedipus-complex, name spaceships Apollo and powerful detergents Ajax, have songs about Cupid drawing back his bow and associate Oedipus with Freud rather than Sophocles, Ulysses with James Joyce rather than Homer. Literature, in particular, uses ancient mythology as a rich source to describ
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Don't Believe the Liberal Media?
The media is under siege in this election — and the phenomenon isn't limited to the campaign for U.S. president. In this episode, Celeste and John talk with two powerful news editors in the United States and Europe about covering politics in an era when people think they're entitled not just to their own opinions, but their own facts. Marty Baron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning executive editor of The Washington Post, speaks about the moral obligation — and occasional frustrations — of truth
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Learning space evaluation
The subject of physical learning space has in recent years become increasingly complex This reflection examines what evidence exists in this area
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The Pied Piper
English fairy tale revised into an animated cartoon, narrated by the beloved Edward Everett Horton.  One of the fractured fairy tales featured on Jay Ward's Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (Saturday morning cartoon show).    (05:34)
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Liz Taylor jewels take auction crown
Dec 14 - A Christie's auction of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry smashed several records, bringing in a total of nearly $116 million dollars. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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