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4.5 David Hume

This unit examines David Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of 1755, ‘Of the immortality of the soul’. More generally, they examine some of the shifts in attitude concerning death and religious belief which were taking place in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, through examination of this and other short essays.

Hume was a pivotal figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and his death in 1776 was widely anti
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Multi-layered Breathing Architectural Envelope
A multi layered breathing envelope is developed as a method of natural ventilation. The two main layers consist of mineral wool and air permeable concrete. The mineral wool works as a dynamic insulation and the permeable concrete as a heat recovery system with a high thermal mass for heat storage. The performance of the envelope is simulated and put through an optimization process. The impact of a design system on the architectural potential of Performance -based design was investigated.
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2.1 Communication technologies

With the Industrial Revolution the idea of 'news' developed rapidly, and these days most people in the UK and other developed countries have concept of 'the news'. We expect to be kept up to date with the news through various sources, and to satisfy this expectation we have the businesses of newsgathering and dissemination of news.

In this section you will be learning about the development of the technologies used for newsgathering and dissemination by reading extracts from a paper writ
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1.2 Actividad

Actividad 1.2

In this activity you are going to use adjectives to describe buildings.

1 Here are some adjectives taken from the text. Translate them into English. Consult the Spanish section of the dictionary if you
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6.1 Perspectives on managing

My focus in this section is on the M ball being juggled by a systems practitioner. My purpose is to enable you to appreciate the diversity of activities that might constitute managing. More specifically, I am concerned with the type of managing a systems practitioner might undertake. When you began Part 3, Section 4, I asked you to complete an activity (Author(s): The Open University

ARMY WAR GAME SIMULATION (AWAS) system - Utilising architectural knowledge in virtual environments
This research briefly examines the importance of collaborative design in developing a multi-user, multi-tiered, networked and real-time information base system. Aspects such as navigation, interaction, communication, movements (objects or virtual camera), control, level of details, spatial design and virtual spaces will be explained to show their importance in the development of virtual world. This paper will further explore the aspects of collaborative design in the context of Army War Game Sim
Author(s): Ahmad Rafi, M.E. and Mohd Fazidin, J.

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Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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International Space Station Tour (Part IV)
Astronaut Mike Fincke takes you on a tour of the International Space Station. Gives you a view of our beautiful planet. Looks at the heart of the Space Station where the crew eats and sleeps. RUn time 06:45.
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2.5.1 Summary of Section 2

Desert animals are classified in terms of their body size and physiology into three groups: evaders, evaporators and endurers. The logic for this classification is that the smaller the animal, the larger its surface area to volume ratio. Small animals therefore gain and lose heat faster than large animals, warming rapidly when exposed to intense solar radiation, and cooling rapidly at night. Small endothermic evaders, e.g. kangaroo rats, rest in cool microenvironments, e.g. shade or burrows,
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The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Imagine That - Reading a Book
In this video Huckle and Lowly Worm go on an adventure by reading a book. You can be anyone and go anywhere in a book. Grab your library card and go to the library. This is a good teaching resource for a thematic unit on community helpers. It would also work well at the beginning of the school year when students are learning procedures for special classes. Elementary students will enjoy this video (1:02).
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International Criminal Justice as Political Strategy: Judicial Extraversion and Agency in Uganda and
Dr Yuna Han, Postdoctoral Researcher in International Relations, European University Institute gives a talk for the OTJR seminar seires on 19th October 2016.
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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, elipse
Interactive simulation demonstrating formula and calculation of area of an elipse
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Hula Hoop Challenge
In this teacher-created video, students hula hoop for twenty seconds with the hoop starting around the waist and remaining off the floor the entire time. (00:25)
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1.5 Cross-listing

For many companies, particularly MNCs, there are attractions in having a share listing on more than one stock exchange. The last decade has witnessed an increase in such cross-listings globally.

Chouinard and D'Souza (2004) noted that the proportion of non-US listings on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) doubled from about 8.5 per cent in 1994 to 17 per cent at the start of 2003. This period also saw a rise from 7 per cent to 10 per cent in the non-US listings on NASDAQ. Author(s): The Open University

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Writing an Equation to Describe a Table
In Algebra, sometimes we are given points and asked to write an equation to describe them. This video clip describes the methods we can use for writing an equation to describe a table. For example, if the table describes a line, we use the y-intercept and calculate the slope to write the equation. To fully understand this concept, students should know how to plot points and how to interpret graphs. (1:15)
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Life Without Memory: The Case of Clive Wearing, Part 1
Raises many questions about the nature of memory and its importance to human existence. Introduces the viewer to Clive Wearing, who is incapable of making new memories due to viral encephalitis.
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The Human Body - The Digestive System
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Why Insurance Is the ‘Most Misunderstood Industry’
Two Wharton experts explain how the unique aspects of health care reform and flood insurance make it hard for consumers – and some insurers themselves – to understand the industry.
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The second Space symposium- learning spaces
This presentation discusses the various elements that deem enterprise education spaces as fit for purpose
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