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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, rectangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a rectangle
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Thais celebrate king's 87th birthday despite his absence
Thais gather to celebrate King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 87th birthday despite news that he canceled a public appearance on advice of doctors. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and i
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Al 88, Si 12 (wt%), eutectic alloy
This alloy is of the eutectic composition. From the melt a eutectic is formed between aluminium solid solution and virtually pure silicon. Slow solidification produces a very coarse microstructure. The eutectic comprises large plates of silicon in the aluminium matrix. This microstructure displays poor ductility due to the brittleness of large silicon plates. The microstructure is normally refined through either rapid solidification, which lets the silicon phase assume a fibrous form, or by a pr
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1.5.1 The co-production of meaning

The third sense in which discourse is a social action refers to the origins of meanings. Meaning emerges from complex social and historical processes. It is conventional and normative. We have some idea what it signifies to say Prince Charles is a proud man because we are members of a speaking community and culture which has agreed associations for ‘proud man’. We draw on those to make sense. Meaning is also relational. Proud signifies as it does because of the existence of other t
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Microencapsulation for therapeutic applications
Microencapsulation has proved to be a powerful technique in the field of drug delivery. A great deal of research is directed towards studying the use of various microencapsulation systems for that purpose. This study investigates the use of microencapsulation in alginate for protein delivery and delivery of gene therapy products for the treatment of spinal cord injury. Liposomes were encapsulated in alginate to form a drug delivery system which allows for multiple control points for drug release
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Revelations Sculpture from the RMIT Collection Panel, feat - Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Lisa Roet, Don
Sculptors Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Lisa Roet, Don Gore and Dan Wollmering are represented in the new RMIT Gallery exhibition Revelations: Sculpture From The RMIT Art Collection. In this panel they join exhibition curator Jon Buckingham to discuss stylistic and formal developments in sculpture and reflect on their own work.
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Lincoln-Douglas Debate of 1858
This video is accompanied by text. "The Dred Scott case played a pivotal role in the 1858 Illinois senate race and in the 1860 presidential election. Eyeing Stephen Douglas’s seat in the Senate, Abraham Lincoln challenged the incumbent to a series of debates. The two politicians differed in almost every respect. Lincoln, a tall and lanky Republican with a high-pitched voice, relied on his wit and integrity to provide a comforting sense of sincerity. Douglas, meanwhile, was a short, barrel-ches
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Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting
Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities on August 29, 2005, provided the worst kind of reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction — and of heeding those predictions. This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW a year before Katrina struck, describes the current state of research into what causes hurricanes and how scientists are now able to "see" inside the storms in their ongoing efforts to more accurately predict both the path and
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3.1 Who is to be included?

Some critics have seen the focus on students with disabilities and difficulties in learning as distracting from the real issue, that is, the processes of inclusion and exclusion that leave many students, not simply those with disabilities, unable to participate in mainstream culture and communities (Booth, 1996). Such processes have an impact on many students, not just those with ‘special educational needs’.

In line with this way of thinking, the study of inclusion should be concern
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Online information retrieval: identification of measures that discriminate among users with differen
The major goal of this research was to discover those behaviors associated with the process of online bibliographic searching that are correlated with success. In the assumption that more experienced searchers are more successful, the major research objectives were to identify (1) the differences among the searches of users of online systems who have different amounts of overall experience and (2) the differences between the searches of persons with and without experience on the data base being
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9 Wildebeest migration

The skill of thinking in a scientific way is as much a part of being a scientist as is knowing facts - perhaps more so. In this series of units, you'll not only come across facts about particular techniques, such as radio transmitters and bat detectors, but also the tactics that scientists use to investi
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Crown Forum - November 13, 2014
A Celebration of Howard Thurman
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Courthouse erupts with joy at Al Jazeera journalists release
Relatives and friends of two Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, say they are ecstatic at the decision of an Egyptian court to release the men after more than 400 days in jail, even though the case against them is still pending. Rough Cut (No reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provi
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Business problem solving and improvement
This series of tracks looks at how two quite different industries respond to problem solving. They show that methodology is similar regardless of the industry's focus or size. Material is taken from The Open University Course T889 Problem solving and improvement: quality and other approaches. The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open Uni
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Harry Belafonte- Civil Rights Roundtable
Harry Belafonte gives his view, as part of a civil rights roundtable discussion. August 1963
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4.2 A resting heart rate

We can understand the role of the athlete's heart in sport a little more clearly by looking at typical heart rates for trained athletes compared with heart rates for non-athletes. A commonly used measure of heart efficiency is called the resting heart rate. This is the number of times per minute that the heart beats when a person is relaxed and resting. The heart rate for a reasonably healthy adult when they are relaxed and resting is in the range of 55–65 beats per minute. This means that
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1.2.1 The social and medical models of disability

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There are several models used to describe the approac
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1.1 Origin of the term 'eutrophication'

The levels of nutrients present determine the trophic state of a water body, where trophic means 'feeding'.

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Give another example of the adjective t
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Timer+ App for iOS
'Set multiple timers at once! Time by the second, minute or hour. Runs in the background so you’re free to use other apps. Comes with 7 alarms.Downloaded over 3 million times! Get the humble little app that’s repeatedly rated 5-stars by users.Create, label and reuse timers for anything – yoga stretches, timed quizzes, cooking rice, napping, therapeutic treatments or remembering to take your pills.Perfect for busy people, multi-taskers and forgetful folks.'
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3.3 Binding domains in intracellular signalling proteins

The study of intracellular signalling pathways has highlighted the importance of multidomain architecture in protein function and some of the best-characterised binding/regulatory domains are those of signalling proteins.

Signalling pathways serve to communicate extracellular signals, usually recognised and transduced by specific membrane proteins, to effector proteins inside the cell and hence to elicit an appropriate response. Proteins in a signalling pathway are therefore required to
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