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Uma Arqueologia de Diagramas Cibern?ticos [An Archaeology of Cybernetic Diagrams]
This paper investigates the use of explicit structures of information in architectural design. Particularly, it approaches the use of diagrams related to cybernetics and information theory in experimental practices in the 1960?s and 1970?s. It analyses the diagram of cybernetic control proposed by the cybernetician Gordon Pask for the Fun Palace, the diagrams produced by the utopian architect Yona Friedman in the conceptual description of the Flatwriter program and Christopher Alexander?s diagra
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6.4 Rapid-response genes and rhythmic neuronal activity

Reactive changes in the brain are usually marked by changes in neuronal electrical activity. If these changes are to be of long duration, adjustments in neuronal electrical behaviour may be made through changes in gene expression. Rapid-response genes (sometimes called ‘immediate-early’ genes) are activated within minutes of the onset of such sustained electrical activity. These genes are master controls, acting as a gateway to a series of linked events: alteration of electrical firing pa
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1.6.2 Alerts

Online bookshops and some of the major search engines offer 'Alerts' services. These work by allowing you to set up a profile once you have registered on their site, and when there are items meeting your criteria you receive an email. The good thing about alerts is that you don't have to do anything once you have set up your profile. The downside, particularly with alerts services from the search engines, is that given the extent to which internet traffic is on the increase whether new web pa
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Geography of the Western Cape of South Africa
A one minute video that shows the major geographical features of South Africa. Too short to provide much insight, but it does who some of the significant land forms.
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Introduction

With the announcement of the summer Olympics coming to London in 2012, fierce competition between football clubs in the domestic league, and developments in coaching and training throughout all areas of physical fitness, there has never been a better time to learn more about sport. Many of us take for granted what we know about sport, whether we participate or spectate. But have you ever thought about delving deeper, to find out more about the sport you follow in particular and how it fits in
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Navajo Rug
THE DETECTIVE: Eduardo Pagán THE PLACE: Crownpoint, New Mexico THE CASE: History Detectives investigates the mystery behind an unusual Navajo rug. We meet with a Navajo medicine man and a traditional Navajo weaver. We travel to Crownpoint, New Mexico, long considered the center of Navajo weaving to discover if a weaver violated a taboo to create this rug. Finally, History Detectives visits a textile historian to find out who may have been behind this controversial design. (17:35)
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4.1.1 Summary of Section 4

The integration of physiological and molecular responses links an environmental signal to a physiological response. Heat-shock proteins (Hsps) are chaperone proteins that maintain the structure and function of proteins in cells exposed to high temperatures. The initial response of cells to high temperatures is rapid transcription of heat-shock genes, e.g. Hsp70, which is possible because Hsp70 is normally partly transcribed by RNA polymerase II. Resumption of transcription requi
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Please Play! Molecules Beckon
UMass Amherst chemistry professor Craig Martin wants the world to know that molecules are beautiful, so he created a unique interactive molecular playground where players can twirl, flip, rotate and re-size colorful models of chemicals including a zero-calorie fat substitute and a flu vaccine. The idea has caught on. There are now molecular playgrounds at the Springfield (Mass.) Science Museum, St. Olaf College in Minnesota and at science centers in San Francisco, Spain and Japan.
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Delivering custom Office experiences with Azure RemoteApp | The Garage Series for Office 365

On today's show, Jeremy is joined by Klaas Langhout from the Azure team to discuss the pros and cons of delivering Office desktop experiences via RemoteApp. They balance the user experiences of native apps versus remote desktop architectures. Then Klaas demonstrates how quickly an Azure RemoteApp environment running Office can be set up.

Stay up to date with the latest shows at office.com/mechanics

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1 Teaching and behaviour

The quality of our teaching inevitably has an impact on the behaviour of our students: a student who is busy learning is far less likely to think about misbehaving. Using a range of strategies, positive approaches and rewards will have a positive impact on behaviour on a day-to-day basis. However, one of the key factors in getting sustained good behaviour is ensuring that your students are fully engaged with the work that they are doing.

There are many factors that can contribute to mis
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2.6.1 Philip's essay

Strengths

  • a reasonable understanding of the general issues Ellis deals with

  • a good basic structure

  • some good sequences of argument

  • a promising feel for language

  • fluency of expression

Weaknesses

  • the wrong title and consequently a lack of focus

  • argument is loose-knit in places – some points are not relevant
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Ethical Insights: Business and Ethics in Latin America
Ashish Mishra, chief compliance officer for Mars, Inc., shares insights on cultural and ethical foundations for business in Latin America, on corruption risks and the changing legal and regulatory frameworks. Ethical Insights is hosted by Ron James, president and CEO of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC).
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"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges"
conference posterWayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such

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Bernardes, J. (1987) ‘“Doing things with words”: Sociology and “Family Policy” debates’, Sociological Review, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 679–702.
Bernardes, J. (1993) ‘Responsibilities in studying postmodern families’, Journal of Family Therapy, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 35–49.
Bernardes, J. (2003[1985]) ‘Do we really know what “the family” is?’
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Técnicas de Investigación Operativa en Ingeniería
El curso trata de mostrar una visión amplia de las técnicas que se recogen bajo la denominación de Investigación Operativa (IO), agrupándolas en tres grandes bloques (métodos deterministas, métodos probabilísticos y otros métodos como simulación, toma de decisiones, participación pública). Dentro de cada bloque se expone brevemente en qué consiste cada método y se acompaña con ejemplos y ejercicios de aplicación.
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1.4 Evaluating information

How well does the following statement describe your approach to evaluating the information that you use?

When I come across a new piece of information (e.g. a website, newspaper article) I consider the quality of the information, and based on that I decide whether or not to use it.

  • 5 - This is an excellent match; this is exactly what I do


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Rules for Writing and Marketing a Children's Book
This video explains tips for writing children's books. A specific audience, length, and marketing are discussed. Geared toward high school age students who are thinking of becoming a writer. (Running Time is 1:48)
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Introduction

In this course you will be listening to the audio files: ‘Experiences of assessment’, where three people talk about assessment, with comments from a social worker and an occupational therapist.

The audio clip was recorded in 2000.

Participants in the audio clips:

  • Helen Robinson is the presenter;

  • Brian and Sylvia are a married couple who have experience of being assessed;

  • Anne
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Poem "And if it snowed..." by Simon Armitage (read by Tom O'Bedlam)
Simon Armitage is from Huddersfield in Yorkshire. The poem is about everyday events related in the everyday speech of the working-class of this northern town, which gives it a gritty realism. I'm trying to give the impression of a Yorkshire accent. The phrases look like cliches but they're not - their familiarity punches the message home. People do good things and bad things. The good things he did were long term and planned. The bad things he did were brief, impulsive lapses from his us
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