1.3 La fête

It's now the evening of 14 July: time to start enjoying yourself! There's a lot on offer, for all tastes and all ages.

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#335: Go with the gut: Our symbiotic relationship with our intestinal bacteria

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Profile of Kenneth Feinberg '67, a 2013 UMass Amherst Salute to Service Honoree
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Smartphone Use May Reduce Your Physical Activity and Fitness
Today's smartphones allow for increased opportunities for activities traditionally defined as sedentary behaviors, such as surfing the internet, emailing and playing video games. However, researchers Jacob Barkley and Andrew Lepp, faculty members in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University, linked high cell phone use to poor fitness in college students.
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Professor Poia Rewi of Te Tumu - School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture, "Hoka: Motivators of Time". Professor Rewi (Tūhoe, Ngāti Manawa, Te Arawa) works on a regional and national level in multiple areas of Te Reo promotion, teaching and research. 14 July 2016.
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SCBWI: Master Class - Creating the Picture Book, with Tomie dePaola
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How Impact Investing Could Move from the Margins to Mainstream
Transparency and accountability are critical to attracting more private capital and enabling government policies for impact investing, say two practitioners.
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Best Practices In Dependency: Planned, Purposeful and Progressive Visits Part 1
Rose Wentz, Consultant for the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice and Permanency Planning, discusses how to have safe and successful visits. Rose covers the definition of visits per federal law and best practice standards as well as the connections a child needs while in care. With audience interaction she reviews a four-step decision making process for developing a visit plan to meet a child's needs and enable parents to improve parenting skills. She also looks at how to deve
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Misheard lyrics: Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze'
In this interactive series of four videos, Professor Andrew Nevins (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains how almost every song lyric can be misunderstood. This video examines Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze'. There are three examples following this video that you can click on: Hall & Oates - 'Everytime You Go Away': http://youtu.be/abWW0BzCg10 'The Star-Spangled Banner': http://youtu.be/uNBKsLUo7_0 Intro video: http://youtu.be/dBnhkwRmYuQ While slips of the tongue are well-known, slips of t
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Osterley Park and House: The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857
The East India Company at Home, 1757--1857 is a three-year (2011--2014) research project based in the Department of History at University College London and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project examines the British country house in an imperial and global context. 27 July--3 November, 2013: The Trappings of Trade is a new display at Osterley exploring how the East India Company shaped Osterley and the country houses of Britain in the 18th century. Robert Adam may have remodelled the house
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Oldest Egyptian iron artefacts made from meteorites
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4.2 Fractions

Instead of putting the two left over biscuits back in the tin, you might instead decide to break them into halves and then give one of the resulting four halves to each person so that everyone receives a total of one and a half biscuits. In this case, the answer has to be expressed as a fraction or the equivalent decimal number:

  • 6 ÷ 4 = 1½
  • 6 ÷ 4 = 1.5

A fraction is really just another way of expressing a division because ½ means
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Architectural Abstraction and Representation: The embodied familiarity of digital space
This paper argues that familiarity is the tool that enables the understanding of space abstraction and representation. Familiarity in this context is independent from embodied interaction, and is crudely based on the connection between the various similar images of space; in this particular case, virtual space. Our investigation into the nature of human interaction with space, its abstraction and its representation is based on the critical contrast between the outcomes of interaction with two vi
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2.3.1 Thermodynamics and entropy

The first half of the nineteenth century was a period of great economic and industrial growth. The steam engine, invented in the previous century, was becoming increasingly common in locomotives, mines and factories; power was becoming available on demand. A major priority for engineers was to produce more efficient engines, in order to deliver more useful power for less expenditure on fuel. Thermodynamics emerged as a study of the basic principles determining energy flows and the effi
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LEGISLACIÓN PATRIMONIAL (2011)
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GESTIÓN PARTICIPATIVA Y TRABAJO EN EQUIPO PARA LA MEJORA DEL SERVICIO (2012)
En esta asignatura nos encargaremos de conocer y experimentar estas «nuevas formas» creando un espacio en el que los alumnos puedan colaborar, participar y sentirse responsables del proceso de aprendizaje. Entre los objetivos que pretendemos abordar en el curso destacamos: la mejora de la habilidades de comunicación interpersonal necesarias para el trabajo en equipo, conocer y desarrollar los roles naturales de los alumnos cuando trabajan en grupo, conocer herramientas que facilitan la forma
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FUNDAMENTOS FÍSICOS DE LA INFORMÁTICA (2009)
Al cursar la asignatura de FUNDAMENTOS FÍSICOS DE LA INFORMÁTICA, el alumno ha de ser capaz de: 1. Interpretar el comportamiento de conductor, semiconductor y aislante a partir de los conceptos de campo eléctrico y potencial eléctrico, mediante el modelo de bandas de energía. 2. Aplicar los conceptos de intensidad de corriente, diferencia de potencial y resistencia a la resolución de circuitos de corriente continua. 3. Analizar en términos energéticos el comportamiento de los circuito
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SISTEMAS MULTIMEDIA (2009)
El objetivo general de la asignatura es introducir aquellos conocimientos básicos que permitan trabajar con sistemas multimedia, abordando aspectos de adquisición (digitalización), representación y procesamiento digital de medios. Se plantea un enfoque práctico de forma que el alumno, a lo largo del cuatrimestre, sea capaz de desarrollar un pequeño prototipo de producto multimedia y entre en contacto con diversas herramientas y tecnologías de uso común en este ámbito y cuya capacitació
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