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4.4 Summary of Section 4

We have seen that attentive processes will ‘work hard’ to unite information into a coherent whole.

  • Even spatially separate visual and auditory stimuli can be joined if they appear to be synchronous (the ventriloquism effect).

  • When stimuli are not synchronous the system attempts to order the segments of the stimuli independently, resulting in distraction and lost information.

  • It is a ‘bottleneck’ in the orderin
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Japanese Vocab Builder #29 - Plants
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Our Japanese vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Japanese words and phrases from the Japanese vocabulary lists. Join us for Japanese Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn words and phrases for Plants. Click here to make your own flashcards [...]
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An Essay - First Draft, Revisions and Proofreading - Learn how to Write an Essay - First Draft, Revisions and Proofreading. Obviously, this video is too short to cover everything in depth, however, it will give the viewer some basics. (01:38)
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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Tan Table
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Using Dynamic Link
Dave Stromfeld, senior product manager, Acrobat Solutions, shares insights on Acrobat X’s seamless integration with SharePoint and how it enables organizations to accelerate projects and collaborate more efficiently using the new check-in, check-out function of PDF files for reviewing and editing shared documents.
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3.1 Introduction

The simplest and oldest way of storing surface water is in reservoirs and this has been done for thousands of years. Most reservoirs are still built to increase water supplies, but some are also built for other purposes, especially for generating hydroelectric power and for protection against floods. The Tennessee River in the United States, for example, has reservoirs to trap and store water that would otherwise cause floods, the water being released when the height of the river falls to saf
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1.1 The state as patron

Most of the history paintings in the Daru and Mollien rooms have been in the Louvre, a royal palace that was turned into a museum in 1793, since the nineteenth century. Many of them were commissioned by the French state, which has a long tradition of promoting the arts for the sake of the personal glory of the ruler and the prestige of the nation as a whole. Many of the others were acquired by the state after being shown at the Salon, the public exhibition held at the Louvre every year
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6.3 Lysozyme

Lysozyme was the first enzyme for which the X-ray structure was determined at high resolution. This was achieved in 1965 by David Phillips, working at the Royal Institution in London. Phillips went on to propose a mechanism for lysozyme action that was based principally on structural data. The Phillips mechanism has since been borne out by experimental evidence, as we shall see later.

Lysozyme is found widely in the cells and secretions (including tears and saliva) of vertebrates, and h
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IPL: Steve Wing "Southern ocean ecosystems"
Professor Steve Wing's research explores the interconnectedness of ocean ecosystems - the physical and chemical processes and how they impact on the food webs, how spatial factors impact on population resilience and so on. This work has been applied with considerable success in the Fiordland area where marine reserves have led to stronger populations across the ecosystem.
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Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) porous scaffold for tissue engineering.
The patients own cells are seeded onto the scaffold and allowed to attach and start producing new bone. The construct is implanted into the defect site, where eventually the polymer will biodegrade and be completely removed, leaving a natural autogenous bone graft. This technique is particularly useful for large defects, or where the host bed is compromised due to disease, although it is still at the research stage. Average Pore Size 350-550 micrometre, porosity estimated at 35-45%.
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Governments Turn to the UN to Avoid Paying Their Debts

The Mises Institute recently spoke with Nicolás Cachanosky, an Argentina-born economist, now at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, who is familiar with sovereign debt issues. We asked him about a recent UN resolution that seeks to make it easier for governments to default on their debts.

Mises Institute: Paying back government debt is not the simple matter it is often assumed to be, and repudiation of government debt has its benefits. Murray Rothbard, for example, in his arti
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Op deze website vind je extra lesmateriaal bij de handleiding Mikado 3 - Wereldoriëntatie (lesmap: huizen in de straat).

Volgende opdrachten zitten in de webquest: 

  • Leerlingen tekenen hun huis met …

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4.2 Meaning and ‘form’

The question remains, what is this poem ‘about’? Or, rather, we should ask, ‘what kind of poem is it?’ Poems (paintings, ideas, music, buildings, historical documents) are not all ‘one kind of thing’. As we become familiar with poetry we learn to distinguish between different kinds of poem, or between different poetic forms.

Epic poems, for example, are extremely long stories about the doings of a noble warrior, voyager, or similar ‘hero’. Other char
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4.2 Narrowing the focus

Offering a unique value proposition involves designing a value-driven operating model. This is a combination of operating processes, management systems, business structures and culture that will give the organisation the ability to deliver superior value. The value-driven operating model is the means of delivering the value proposition.

Organisations that are market leaders have value-driven cultures and management systems that treat all employees as ‘part-time marketers’ (Gu
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9 Letting go

This is the point where you have to make the decision that the assignment is complete and ready to be sent off. It is not always an easy decision to make. Perhaps you feel that there is always room for further improvement or there is something more that you could have done.

At a certain stage, the potential gain from further refinement is not sufficient to warrant delaying submission or to risk impeding progress with your course. Remember, you should be aiming for what is ‘good enough
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Episode 12 : Gender of nouns and new conversations

Welcome to Episode 12 of the Arabic Podclass.

Today's episode is about Gender of Nouns in Arabic ( جنس الأسماء ).

for more information about the gender of nouns please visit : Arabic Wiki Site.

Starting from this episode, grammar lessons in the Arabic Podclass will be adopted from
# Arabic : a free of charge volunteer educational commun
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As we live longer, death gets pushed further to the fringes of our lives. In this podcast, Maggie Fergusson discusses how our relationship with it is changing, the question of assisted dying, and how she might face her own end
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