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2.1 The Act of Union, 1707

Before examining Scottish science in detail, we need a sketch of the particular Scottish historical background from which an astonishing cluster of intellectuals and ideas emerged. It needs to be said at the outset, however, that there is no scholarly consensus as to why a small, poor country in Northern Europe should have made such a disproportionately large contribution to the thought of the age.

The event in Scottish history which tends to polarise opinion among scholars is the Act o
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16.322 Stochastic Estimation and Control (MIT)
The major themes of this course are estimation and control of dynamic systems. Preliminary topics begin with reviews of probability and random variables. Next, classical and state-space descriptions of random processes and their propagation through linear systems are introduced, followed by frequency domain design of filters and compensators. From there, the Kalman filter is employed to estimate the states of dynamic systems. Concluding topics include conditions for stability of the filter equat
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Introduction

Energy from sources other than fossil and 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. And 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. Ex
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What is an Adverb Clause?
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Le visite didattiche e il turismo scolastico
Le visite a mostre, musei, monumenti, percorsi urbani e paesaggistici sono incomparabili opportunità di crescita culturale ed umana e indispensabile complemento allo studio della storia dell’arte, avvalendosi del contatto prezioso e diretto con gli oggetti di studio. Il testo illustra agilmente come progettare e organizzare visite e percorsi didattici, con attenzione all’interazione di aspetti interdisciplinari, alla corretta fruizione dei libri di testo e dei siti internet, e alla delicata
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Met dit ganzenbordspel oefenen leerlingen de maal- en deeltafels. Komen ze op een vakje met een oefening, dan lossen ze de oefening op. Indien ze op een sterretje komen, dan nemen ze een opdrachtenkaartje en voeren ze de opdracht uit.


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This course is for upper-level graduate students who are planning careers in computational neuroscience. This course focuses on the problem of supervised learning from the perspective of modern statistical learning theory starting with the theory of multivariate function approximation from sparse data. It develops basic tools such as Regularization including Support Vector Machines for regression and classification. It derives generalization bounds using both stability and VC theory. It also dis
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5.3 The expert patient

Shifting notions of expertise also feature in the ESRC report. While the medical establishment lined up to proclaim the safety of the MMR vaccine, the anti-MMR voices in the media were mainly provided by parents of autistic children. The unquestionable sincerity of these voices conferred upon them a high level of authority compared with the unemotional scientific evidence given by medical experts.

The continuum between lay expertise and scientific expertise is becoming increasingly blur
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App. Workshop 3 - LSDAS
About the LSDAS, registering with, function of LSDAS.
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Battle of Britain is the name commonly given to the effort by the German Luftwaffe to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), before a planned sea and airborne invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion). This video contains black and white newsreel footage from 1940 and 1941 documenting the air battles.

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1.4.7 Case study 4: The death of Meg – a home death

Meg was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 28, shortly after the birth of her second child, a diagnosis which was changed to systemic lupus erythematosis (usually called SLE or lupus), ten years later. This is a rare chronic degenerative condition, which mostly presents in mild forms, but in Meg’s case the condition was severe.

When Meg was first diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis she was devastated and contemplated suicide, mostly because she was afraid of losing her
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1.2.4 Checklist of common features

  • Is there any online help?

  • Can I do a simple search?

  • Can I look at the information in both short and detailed form?

  • Can I choose where in the record I want my search terms to be found?

  • Can I search for phrases?

  • Can I combine search terms?

  • Can I use truncation?

  • Can I use wildcards?

  • Can I do an advanced search?

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Ann Cooper Talks School Lunches
19:38 Video Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, "renegade lunch lady" Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school -- local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food.
More: http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/NCFR/health.html


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Sue Platt has been a school governor for 21 years, at both primary and secondary phase school
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3.2.1 Formal publication

The first formal, peer-reviewed, publication of part of Pusztai's work came in the Lancet in October 1999. Pusztai and his co-author Stanley Ewen had developed the work to include measurements on the effect of GNA potatoes on the structure of the rat intestine. They were looking for any effect of the GM diet on the mucosal cell layer lining the gut. Any increase in thickness would indicate that the diet had prompted increased growth of these layers, seen as a deleterious effect. In the
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7.2 Types of active galaxy

  • All active galaxies have a compact, energetic nucleus - an AGN.

  • Seyfert galaxies are spiral galaxies with bright, point-like nuclei which vary in brightness. They show excesses at far infrared and other wavelengths, and have strong, broad emission lines.

  • Quasars resemble very distant Seyfert galaxies with very luminous nuclei. They are variable. About 10% are strong radio sources thought to be powered by jets of material mo
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Tables

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