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11 Leadership Lessons from Alexander the Great
Visionary, team builder, mentor, he shows us some timeless leadership lessons but also some glaring failures.
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11.4 Vaccine safety

Horton, R. (2004) ‘The lessons of MMR’, The Lancet, 363, 6 March 2004, pp 747–749 Elsevier. Copyright © 2004 Elsevier.

In a review of the unintended effects associated with MMR, Jefferson and colleagues10 found that the reporting of safety outcomes in MMR vaccine studies was inadequate. Here is a constantly repeated scenario in health-technology assessment (another example: the row over the safety of calcium-channel blockers). A product undergoes limited
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Promo - One Minute Luxembourgish
Moien - hello! My name is Julie and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Luxembourgish from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Luxembourgish. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one-minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Luxembourgish to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Luxembourg. One
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Glacier Power
The power of glaciers is explored. Go inside a glacier to see its spectacular beauty and raw power.  Video takes place in Norway.  Scientists are starting to understand the power of ice.   Scientist use hot water, spraying for two days, to get inside and see the inside.  They go inside and see the ice, there is about 200 meters of ice around them, and if they would stay there for approximately 48 hours the ice would close in on them.  The glacier is not really a sol
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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes diagrams and formula
Diagram of 2D shapes, including formulas
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5.6 Business continuity planning

An organisation's strategy regarding insurance for its business risks is no substitute for high-quality risk management and emergency preparedness to address all contingencies. Some incidents we have mentioned above. Others may involve IT security for example. While the day-to-day activity of an organisation may not be particularly hazardous, it can still be affected by a hazard not of its own making. Examples might be a natural disaster such as flooding, or a hazardous activity on an adjacen
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Fruit and Vegetables
This is a slide show with 26 English words with photographs and audio showing fruit and vegetables. You can read the words and they are repeated twice.
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‘Contagious’: Jonah Berger on Why Things Catch On
If you have watched and shared PSY's "Gangnam Style" video or gone into an unknown restaurant simply because it was full of people and appeared to be popular, you have the basis for understanding what makes things go viral. Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger's new book, Contagious: Why Things Catch On, distills six principles that cause people to talk about and share an idea or product. (Video with transcript)Author(s): No creator set

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an engagement in a number of activities that involve visualisation and learning from personal experiences what it means

  • understand the views of a well-known mathematics educator talking about visualisation and find out how personal views compare with those of some other secondary-school mathematics teachers

  • identify some ways that visualising could be incorporated into a classroom and co
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Derived copy of Somatosensation
Shannon McDermott
By the end of this section, you will be able to: Describe four important mechanoreceptors in human skin Describe the topographical distribution of somatosensory […]

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Taking the long view
Dr Michael Pollitt defends the energy industry in the wake of criticism over their rising profits by their regulator Ofgem
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Sylvia Lavin Lecture
This event was recorded February 2, 2015, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts as part of the Architecture Division Lecture Series. Sylvia Lavin is a head of the PhD in Architecture program and professor of Architectural History and Theory at UCLA, where she was chairperson of the department of Architecture and Urban Design from 1996 to 2006. Lavin is also a frequent visitor at Harvard University's GSD and was a visiting professor of Architectura
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ArtCon; Baboon Poo: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}
Welcome to the Week at Duke in 60 Seconds. Some Duke students spent their spring break last week volunteering in Durham through the “Dive into Durham” program. The students helped eight different organizations that address hunger, homelessness and poverty in the region. http://today.duke.edu/2015/03/students-give-back-over-spring-break#video A team at Duke has created a website that houses works from under-studied female philosophers. Teachers can use the resources on the site to incorpora
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According to the promises: the subculture of school science, teachers' pedagogic identity and the ch
This paper reports findings from the Economic and Social Research Council-funded InterActive Education Project, in which teachers, researchers and teacher educators have worked together to develop, perform, and evaluate secondary school science department-based ‘Subject Design Initiatives’. Drawing on notions from sociocultural theory, we have focused on ‘cultural tools’ as material and symbolic mediators of learning. In the Subject Design Initiatives teachers are seen as central to lear
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Lecture 09
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2.4.2 A systems map

Mapping a system is like mapping a town. First we define the boundary and draw it on paper. The boundary separates those places inside the town from those outside. We do the same with the system. We show the system boundary with rounded corners to emphasise the imprecise nature of the boundary that separates those things that are interacting inside the system from those outside in the environment that have an effect on it.

We become selective when we draw a map. We consider the purpose
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4.2.5 Emotions

Emotions can be easily misunderstood when you can't see faces or body language. People may not realise you are joking; irony and satire are easily missed. Smileys or emoticons such as :-) and :-( can be used to express your feelings (look at these sideways). Other possibilities are punctuation (?! #@*!), or , , or even using mock HTML tags such as smileys are stupid.

Remember that many discussion systems only support plain text so you can't rel
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Presentation of the Class of 2012 Associate Dean Bonnie S Wilson
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7.4.5 Atomic layer deposition (ALD)

For very thin conformal films, where rate is unimportant but precise thickness control is critical, a form of CVD allows deposition one monolayer at a time. One precursor gas is introduced into the chamber, which is then pumped away leaving only a monolayer adsorbed onto the wafer and chamber walls. The second precursor gas can then be supplied to complete the reaction at the surface, and then this gas is pumped away along with any gaseous reaction products. This cycle is repeated several tim
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7.3.4 Physical vapour deposition (PVD), sputtering

An ion hitting a metal surface after acceleration through more than 100 V will not stick or bounce off but will burrow into the surface, splashing atoms outwards. This is known as sputtering and provides a versatile alternative to thermal evaporation for metal-vapour deposition: more controllable, with adjustable uniformity, able to cope with alloys and high-melting-point metals and suitable for production-line automation. Given these advantages, it is also worth the effort to heat the
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