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1.3 Napier's approach to logarithms

Napier's major and more lasting invention, that of logarithms, forms a very interesting case study in mathematical development. Within a century or so what started life as merely an aid to calculation, a set of ‘excellent briefe rules’, as Napier called them, came to occupy a central role within the body of theoretical mathematics.

The basic idea of what logarithms were to achieve is straightforward: to replace the wearisome task of multiplying two numbers by the simpler task
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Inside Outlook: Housing Crisis?
In 2014, The Seattle Times proclaimed Seattle as the fastest growing city in the the U.S. based on data from the Census Bureau. With Cranes and tall glassy condos filling the Seattle skyline, the city and developers scramble to develop a strategy for the seemingly insatiable demand. On this episode of Inside Outlook, we look at the causes behind this explosive growth and its consequences on the city and our communities. Linda Taylor, housing director, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Matt
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5.2 Air pollution

There are many popular beliefs about air quality and health. As a child you might have been exhorted to, ‘go out and play in the nice fresh air’. Mountain air is often regarded as being particularly beneficial, especially for those who are recuperating from or suffering some types of respiratory diseases.

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1.2 A framing paradox: experiencing nature with cognitive tools

Whilst language tools are helpful in conveying meaning in conversation amongst humans, establishing what matters in ‘conversation’ between human and non-human nature, or amongst non-human living entities, requires different cognitive tools. Cognition refers to the way in which external information from the environment is processed. As sentient beings, humans and some other animals are able to experience wellbeing and suffering. In the next reading, Ronald Moore examines how we engage with
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Gestion de données personnelles respectueuse de la vie privée (Vidéo)

En très peu de temps, nous sommes entrés dans une ère de génération massive des données personnelles créées par les individus, leurs équipements digitaux ou mises à disposition par certaines organisations. L’ensemble de ces données constitue la vie numérique de l’individu. Dans le modèle du Web actuel, ces données sont ...
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International Cooperation and Climate Change [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Alina Averchenkova, Professor John Broome, Professor Robyn Eckersley, Fergus Green | Tackling climate change is crucial for human well-being. So why has the international community been faltering on effective climate action? How can we break through the collective-action impasse? Alina Averchenkova is Co-Head of Climate Policy in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. John Broome is Emeritus White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Univ
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2.5 Vocabulary

In mathematics, some words are used in a more precise way than in English. It is important that a mathematical argument is unambiguous; therefore words that can be used in several contexts in English usually take only one meaning in mathematics. For instance, in English the word ‘sum’ might mean any calculation, but it has a precise mathematical meaning as exemplified by ‘The sum of 456 and 789 is 1245’. Similarly, in English the word ‘product’ can have a variety of meanings, but
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Wireless In the Woods: Monitoring the Snow Melt Process in the Sierra Nevada (Vidéo)

Historically, the study of mountain hydrology and the water cycle has been largely observational, with meteorological forcing and hydrological variables extrapolated from a few infrequent manual measurements. Recent developments in IoT technology are revolutionizing the field of mountain hydrology. Low-power wireless networks can now generate denser data in real-time and ...
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Simulacro casuisticas al soporte al desempeño docente 2015

SIMULACRO CASUISTICAS AL SOPORTE AL DESEMPEÑO DOCENTE 2015

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Duke Medicine Profiles: Michael D. Spiritos, MD
Get to know Michael Spiritos, MD, a medical oncologist at Duke Raleigh Cancer Center. Learn more at: https://www.dukemedicine.org/find-doctors-physicians/michael-d-spiritos-md
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4.2 The National Service Framework

National Service Frameworks are long-term strategies for tackling major health issues and important diseases, especially improving specific areas of care, e.g. coronary heart disease, cancer and diabetes. They set measurable goals within set timeframes. The National Service Frame
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Is there a Progressive Case for National Identity? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sunder Katwala | This lecture will examine attitudes towards immigration, integration and opportunity in Britain today. National identity remains important to many people. Can it be a positive force? Sunder Katwala is director of the identity and integration think-tank British Future, and former general secretary of the Fabian Society.
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Sinkside Hill 28286_074

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Sinkside Hill, Kirknewton, Cheviots, Northumberland. Iron Age hillfort enclosed by a stone rampart. There are traces of interior features. NHLE 1009529.
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TEDxPotomac - Alexandra Cousteau - Connected by Water
What is TEDx? A globally recognized advocate on water quality and policy, Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather Jacques-Yves Cous...
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Filmmuseum
This is the website of the Filmmuseum, a film museum based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The museum contains collections on film and film history from the era of silent films, dating from the late 19h century, up to the latest contemporary digital productions. The collection has both Dutch and foreign language titles. The museum hosts film programmes, exhibitions and events, as well as open-air screenings, festivals, theatrical family shows and retrospectives. The museum also has the largest fi
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Impact of a global temperature rise of 4C
This website has been developed by the UK government as a result of the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Copenhagen (COP15). It presents a series of scenarios for the risks and results of a 4C climatic temperature rise worldwide, focussing on several key areas. From the agricultural perspective, climate change impacts on crops, water availability and forest fires are presented. Together with evidence of increased risks of cyclonic and drought conditions, this series of maps presents an uncomfor
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Computational aspects of a design process: Mario Botta?s single-family house in Breganzona
The present study aims to foreground and investigate computational aspects of the design process of Mario Botta?s single-family house in Breganzona. Through the selected case, it mainly addresses the research question, ?what are the computational aspects of the examined design process and what is the nature of such aspects?? or, otherwise formulated, ?what aspects of such a design process could be formalised, and thus, represented or explained in computational terms?? The study primarily involve
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Barker, P. (1993) Latin in our Language, Bristol, Bristol Classical Press. Blakemore, C. (1988) The Mind Machine, London, BBC Books.
Dryden, J. (1970 edn) ‘Absalom and Achitophel’ in The Poems and Fables of John Dryden, ed. by J. Kinsley, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
The Holy Bible (1952 edn) Revised Standard Version, New York, Glasgow and T
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Should You Preannounce Your Innovation?
Before telling the world about their innovation-in-progress, companies should carefully weigh the costs and benefits.
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Introduction

Energy from sources other than fossil or nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. Many alternative sources of energy have been used in simple ways for millennia, e.g. wind and water mills, sails, wood burning – but only in the last two centuries has their potential begun to be exploited on an industrial scale. Except
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