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The Wedding of Kristina Potuckova and Michael G Curcio
The Wedding of Kristina Potuckova and Michael G Curcio
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1.2 Napier's bones

Before pursuing who logarithms were for (and what they are), we first look briefly at another of Napier's computational aids. For in the years following his death, it was in fact his numerating rods, the so-called Napier's bones, that were more widely known and used. These consisted of the columns of a multiplication table inscribed on rods, which could make the multiplying of two numbers easier by setting down the partial products more swiftly. This simple contrivance was derived from
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De kosmos : De wetenschap vertelt
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Dit dossier van EOS wetenschap bundelt artikels over onze kosmos. Volgende onderwerpen komen in dit dossier onder meer aan bod:

  • buitenaards leven; 
  • evolutie van het heelal;
  • kenmerken van de zon;
  • planeten in ons zonnestelsel;

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of knowledge, attitudes and feelings in each subject area

  • identify, in each subject, areas of knowledge where a deepened understanding is or is not required

  • understand more fully the place that language, mathematics and science have in the everyday life of individuals and societies.


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2.1 First impressions

Newspaper headlines often project an image of social work under stress. Over the past two decades a number of events have raised serious questions about social work practice: there has been fierce debate in relation to child protection issues, over changes within the criminal justice system (for example the introduction of anti-social behaviour orders) and the effectiveness of community care. There have also been well-documented tragedies and errors of judgement, including recent inquiries in
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Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution: history versus myth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Walder | As the Mao era, and in particular the Cultural Revolution fade in memory, its history has fallen out of focus and has been infused with myth. Drawing on his recent book, China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed, Andrew Walder will take up two related questions. First, what were Mao's intentions and what were the actual outcomes of his radical initiatives? Second, why did these outcomes occur? Mao emerges from the historical record as a revolutionary whose radi
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How do climate changes in Greenland and Antartica affect weather for the rest of the world?
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antarctica affect weather for the rest of the world?" Alan Rodger – British Antarctic Survey. Addressing polar region study as a whole, the interactions between the physical, chemical, biological, solar, human, space and solar, marine life, climate, geological aspects. Run time 03:39.
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China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 12
Professor Ian Taylor, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews presents "China's Political and Economic Policy towards Sub-Saharan Africa". 45th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 25 June to Sunday 25 June 2010.
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USC Village Receives LA City Council Approval
USC Village, an ambitious retail and student housing project that will change the face of the university and of South Los Angeles, won approval from the Los Angeles City Council today. The historic unanimous vote clears the way for USC to redevelop large parcels of university-owned land over at least the next 20 years. The council's approval of the Specific Plan gives the university permission to build on its land north and east of campus within the criteria specified in the plan.
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Devils Tower
The video shows an intrusive volcanic tower. It explains how the volcano was formed. Introduction is a little silly. This video is a high school physics project. Grades 7-12. 2:29 min.
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2.5 A model of systems modelling

Much, if not most quantitative modelling is carried out in the context of engineering, business and financial studies. These uses of quantitative models are usually not part of a systems approach. Furthermore much of the modelling carried out in systems studies is not quantitative, since issues can often be resolved by using diagrammatic or conceptual models. It is therefore important to clarify the systems context in which modelling in general, and quantitative modelling in particular, will
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Dorr-e Dari (The Pearl of Dari): An Ethnography of Poetry as a Social Practice among Afghans in Iran
This lecture formed part of the 2013 Evans-Pritchard Lecture series held at All Souls College, Oxford, in which Zuzanna Olszewska discussed 'Authentic Voices, Modern Selves: An Ethnography of Afghan Refugee Poetry and Personhood in Iran'.
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The Arts Past and Present: Mosaics
How can we read an image to tell us more about its ancient maker? In this album a mosaic artist, Catherine Parkinson, visits the splendidly-preserved ancient Roman mosaics at Brading Villa on the Isle of Wight. With the help of two archaeologists she discovers that the iconography reveals important clues about the villa inhabitants' world view, taste, and aspirations. Their leisure pursuits, the value placed on learning, and their views on men and women are just some of the themes revealed in
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A VU Inside: Professor explores caves for clues to climate change
VIDEO» For Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Jessica Oster, getting data means getting dirty. Oster and her team are collecting mineral deposits deep inside caves to find clues to climate change.
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Rights not set

How adaptation decision-making is affected by the potential for 4 degrees and beyond
Second presentation of session 8 (Adaptation) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference.
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4 degrees plus: what might this mean for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa?
Second keynote address from session 2 (Agriculture, Food and Water Security) of the 4degrees International Climate Conference.
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1.2 Balanced energy intake

There is a need for a certain daily energy intake to allow metabolism to occur in the body. Metabolism means all the chemical reactions occurring in the body and there are two types of process involved: catabolism breaks down larger molecules into smaller ones often with energy release and anabolism is the building up of larger molecules from smaller precursors, often requiring energy. The body requires energy to power anabolic, mechanical (for example, muscle contraction
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Keep on learning

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There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from on
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#261: Spin doctors: Identifying and treating human balance disorders

Neurologist Dr David Szmulewicz describes the human balance system, and what’s going on in our brains and ears when we experience vertigo. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.