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Camouflaging and Defense Skills
In this video, you will see many amazing camouflaging and defensive skills of a variety of sea creatures.  Through these adaptations these fish are able to escape or avoid their predators.  A great video that is narrated well.
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Can Algorithms Replace Academics?
Algorithms will augment the professor’s research, taking it into realms previously unimaginable in academia. But where does this leave the academic?
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Introduction

Computers are designed to receive, store, manipulate and present data. This unit explains how computers do this, with reference to the examples of a PC, kitchen scales and a digital camera. In particular it explores the idea that the data in a computer represents something in the real world.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Computers and processors (T224) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may w
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Ocean Tides
Tides are the rise and fall of the ocean's surface. Learn more about ocean tides in this educational video. The video briefly explains the causes of the tides, types of tides, and how often a tide occurs. More videos about tides can be found under the category and subcategories of Astronomy/Solar System/Earth's Moon/ Moon and Earth's Tides.  (00:55)
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3.5.1 Denon's account of Eylau

Exercise

Now read Denon's account of the subject and consider the following questions. In each case, take as your point of reference other Napoleonic propaganda paintings and, in particular, Gros's Jaffa.


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LR - Lens Correction & Perspective Correction
Perfect your images by reducing lens defects like geometric distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting. Save time by combining crop, straighten, and perspective correction in one operation.
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4.2 DDT: a classic case in ecotoxicology

DDT is very effective in controlling pests, being very toxic to insects, and is cheap to produce. Its effectiveness is enhanced because it is very persistent, remaining active in the environment for a long time. This increases its value as an insecticide to farmers because one application lasts a long time, but is also a major reason why it poses a threat to wildlife and to human health. Although the agricultural use of DDT was banned in most developed countries 30 years ago, it can still be
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8.1 Genes and behaviour

In the preceding sections many different proteins have been mentioned. These proteins are the receptors, signals, channels, enzymes, transporters, structural components and transcription factors that enable the nervous system to grow and function. Other proteins (e.g. the actin in muscles) are involved in making limbs move and sense organs function. Any and all behaviour is dependent on these proteins. And as each of these myriad proteins is the product of a gene, it follows that any and all
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Beer
This spot played at the Dec 1st Oregon State v Nicholls State football game.
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9.2 Background

Bellaby, P. (2003) ‘Communication and miscommunication of risk: understanding UK parents' attitudes to combined MMR vaccination’, British Medical Journal, 327, 27 September 2003, pp. 725–28. Reproduced by permission from the BMJ Publishing Group; Mary Evans Picture Library Ltd; P A Photos.

In 1998 Wakefield was the first to make the claim that autism and the MMR vaccine are linked.1 It is based on a dozen clinical cases of gastrointestinal disorders with w
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Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
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6.1 Introduction

The process of keeping up-to-date in your chosen subject area is useful for your studies and afterwards, for your own personal satisfaction, or perhaps in your career as part of your continuing professional development.

There are a great many tools available that make it quite easy to keep yourself up to date. You can set them up so that the information comes to you, rather than you having to go out on the web looking for it. Over the next few pages, you will be experimenting with some
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What Is Rococo Art?
Learn about Rococo art with information from an art historian, critic and curator in this video. Rococo art was created upon the end of the Baroque period, and it is characterized by intentional visual redundancy, elaborate filigree, gold leaf, rosy nudes and romantic images. (1:38)

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Sustainable Tourism Certification
A lecture on sustainable tourism
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Sor Juana introduction
Sor Juana introduction
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4.2 Circles

Recall that a circle in 2 is the set of points (x, y) that lie at a fixed distance, called the radius, from a fixed point, called the centre of the circle. We can use the techniques of coor
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World Heritage
This free course provides an overview of World Heritage, its political and cultural origins and the role of UNESCO and other agencies in identifying and listing sites. It identifies and discusses with exemplification the major conventions and protocols affecting World Heritage. It shows how World Heritage expanded from cultural to natural and other sites, as well as embracing landscapes, and intangible and industrial heritages. It provides case studies of New Lanark as industrial heritage, Bath
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1.1 From drop-towers to Oblivion - some applications of linear motion

We have all experienced that momentary feeling of lightness when an elevator begins its downward motion. It is almost as if our weight had suddenly been reduced or, conceivably, that the pull of the Earth's gravity had decreased for a moment. But imagine what it would be like if the lift cable had suddenly snapped and the lift, with you in it, had plummeted downward. Apart from stark terror, what else do you think you would experience during your fall? What would the physical experience
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