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Normalised Difference Vegetation Index
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4.9 The revival of gender essentialism

After falling out of fashion in the wake of feminist influence in the 1970s and 1980s, there are signs that the notion of ‘essential’ gender differences is undergoing a revival. At an academic level, this has been stimulated by work within genetics, evolutionary psychology and neurology (see Baron-Cohen, 2003). At a more popular level, self-help manuals which apparently ‘explain’ the differences between men's and women's behaviours, and offer advice on coping with them, have become hu
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Sheena Iyengar: "The Art of Managing all our Choices": Talks at Google
In this presentation, Sheena explores how to optimize extensive product assortments. Today, the absolute number of products available to consumers is constantly increasing--as a result, ensuring that your products stand out from the competition has never been more important. Sheena answers questions such as: How many options should you offer? Is it possible to give consumers too much choice? How should options be displayed? And finally, how do contextual features affect optimal assortment? Shee
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Challenging Behavior in Young Children
Excerpt from instructional DVD series for teachers of young children titled: Facing The Challenge. (05:25)
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APPLICATION OF FULL-SCALE MODELLING IN VIETNAM: AN OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
This paper discusses the possibility of applying full-scale modelling in Vietnam, a non-western so called developing country. It deals with two main questions: 1) Is the application of full-scale modelling to be restricted to the West only? 2) what are the possibilities, constraints and fields of application - with attention to the methodological validity and technical solution for full-scale modelling in Vietnam? It is argued that since full-scale modelling is based on people-environment intera
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Authorities begin dismantling protest site
Authorities in Hong Kong begin dismantling the main pro-democracy protest site that has blocked the city's traffic for more than two months. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and 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 topics including business, financial, national, an
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2007.11.14-Protecting Your Ideas
Learn how to protect your ideas from the expert. Zachary Miles, US Patent Attourney and Licensing Manager for the University of Utah's Technology Commercialization Office speaks on how to project your intellectual property.
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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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Readiness for the Use of Technology for effective learning via the vds: Case of the United Arab Emir
Review of the literature indicated that today?s knowledge-driven economy demands a workforce equipped with complex skills and attitudes such as problem solving, meta-cognitive skills, critical thinking and lifelong learning. Such skills can be acquired if learning and teaching are guided by the constructivist and cognitive learning theories. In particular, the constructivist approach emphasises effective learning processes based on learning by doing and collaboration. This approach is congruent
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Home School Knowledge Exchange: activities and conceptualisations
In this paper, we wish to do two things. The first is to give an account of research undertaken on the Home School Knowledge Exchange project. The second is to examine some conceptualisations relevant to this area in the light of our experiences on the project. The project Children live and learn in two very different worlds - those of home and school. These worlds are often kept separate from each other. The project has been working to bridge this divide by bringing together parents, teachers
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3.1 Visualisers and verbalisers

A major point about diagrams is that some people naturally relate well to them and use them frequently, while others tend to prefer textual material. The former are sometimes referred to as visualisers and the latter as verbalisers. There is nothing wrong with either of these tendencies, but in subjects like systems thinking, social science or technology, where text and diagrams support each other, it is important to be comfortable with both. In addition, it is helpful to rememb
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"Cortana, what's new?" "There are new code samples..."

You're building a Windows Phone app, you've seen the cool things Cortana can do, like speak Klingon, so of course, you want to integrate Cortana into your next app. But how?

Funny you should...

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Professor Patrick Duffy Inaugural Lecture: (Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world?
(Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world? Professor Duffy's research work focuses on policy and sport coaching, as well as applied work in sport-business transfer, which is part of a long-term project with Morrisons PLC. Patrick will address the policy and research backgrounds to developments in professional practice in this area. The traditional view of sport coaching as an emerging profession will be challenged, suggesting that sport coaching should position itself as a blended
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4.2 Structure and agency in the explanation of the crime problem

The social sciences are both united and divided by the debate over structure and agency. That debate turns on the degree to which people are either free to act as they choose or are constrained by forces beyond their control and possibly beyond their perceptions.

Structural explanations of human behaviour argue that an unrestrained freedom of action is an illusion. Human behaviour is neither random nor purely self-determined. There is always a range of constraints, rules, pressures, es
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Computer analysis of visual perception - endoscopy without endoscope
This paper presents a method of using computer animation techniques in order to solve problems of visual pollution of city environment. It is our observation that human-inducted degradation of city environmental results from well - intentioned but inappropriate preservation actions by uninformed designers and local administration. Very often, a local municipality administration permits to build bad-fitting surroundings houses. It is usually connected with lack of visual information's about housi
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Weather on Jupiter, 3 of 7
In an effort to understand Jupiter's turbulent weather, scientists study Earth's atmosphere in this video which is for elementary school children and older. (02:33)
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Rap Song: Place Value
A fourth grade girl lip syncs a rap song about place value. My students love it!
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5.5.1 Coercive pressures

Coercive pressures come from the social sanctions that can be applied if we do not act in socially legitimate ways. The law is one source of coercive pressure, but so too is the knowledge that you will get promoted only if you act in ways which fit accepted ways of doing things in your organisation.


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Evolutionary Algorithms in Islamic Architecture
The cosmological nature of Islamic architecture makes it a useful case study for the capability of the adaptation, assimilation and accommodation with the development of evolutionary algorithms and their applications in architectural design. Genetic algorithm derives its structure from the observation of nature. We shall review the concept of intelligent agents and their organization into complex adaptive systems as well as genetic-type algorithms for learning and evolution. Since algorithmic ar
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Getting Started: 02 Sharing your ideas
Create portfolios, add multimedia elements, and convert files to FLV for playback. Add permissions to PDFs and portfolios.
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