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1.964 Design for Sustainability (MIT)
The course considers the growing popularity of sustainability and its implications for the practice of engineering, particularly for the built environment. Two particular methodologies are featured: life cycle assessment (LCA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The fundamentals of each approach will be presented. Specific topics covered include water and wastewater management, energy use, material selection, and construction.
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1.12.1 Contestation and power

The metaphors of ‘discursive space’ and ‘argumentative texture’ bring a number of points to our attention. First, we can note the emphasis on contestation. There is usually in social life a struggle over how things are to be understood and for that reason it makes sense to talk of a politics of representation. Second, power is at issue here. Social scientists who study discourse have been interested in how people, groups and institutions mobilize meanings. How have some
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1.7.1 Differentiating dyslexia from other reading difficulties

The idea that dyslexia is distinctive from other forms of reading difficulty is still debated. One viewpoint is that reading ability is a simple continuum, with exceptionally gifted readers at one end and people with dyslexia at the other. However, as we have already seen, dyslexia involves more than just difficulties in reading and writing. Reading difficulties must be specific and accompanied by a variable profile of cognitive abilities. It is the presence of other characteristics unrelated
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2.2.11 Scandals, treatments and cost saving

In the 1960s critics of the quality of care for older people, such as Peter Townsend, The Last Refuge (1962), and Barbara Robb, Sans Everything (1967), added their voices to growing criticisms of institutional care, not only for older people but for users of mental health services and people with learning difficulties too. Government had already begun to take account of its responsibilities for the dire state and cost of many of these institutions and in a famous speech in 1961
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1 - Bande annonce (Vidéo)

Bande annonce du programme de la journée des « Rencontres du LabEx Hastec »


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SKYPE Setting up your microphone
- How to setup you microphone
- Testing your microphone
- Test audio playback
- What to do when you encounter setup problems

Setting up your microphone is very easy in Skype. Skype is known for its top sound quality even at low low connection speeds. This video will show how to act if you encounter microphone setup problems.  (10:16)

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1.3 Activities

Activity 2A sets the scene by focusing on the 'big picture' where you will be asked to choose between four alternative visions of the future. This activity radically shifts the scale of investigation from the personal to the global. However, as with all systems, the emergent behaviour of society is a result
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Eoliennes marines et énergie thermique des mers (Vidéo)

Dans cette vidéo, Jean-Yves Pradillon présente deux dispositifs d'exploitation des énergies marines renouvelables : les éoliennes marines, posées ou flottantes, et l'énergie thermique des mers.


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What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice, introduces you to the role of the manager. In this OpenLearn course you’ll look at an array of activities including leadership, human resources, finance, project management, change management, operations management and stakeholder management. Author(s): Creator not set

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2.5 African mosaics: things Roman and things African?

Between the second and the fifth centuries a thriving tradition of mosaic floor decoration developed in North Africa (see Figure 4). There is only limited evidence for the dating of African mosaics, but the earliest seem to be closely influenced by Italian interior design, particularly stucco wall plaster, w
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2.3 Divisions that matter: thinking through territories

Without losing our focus on the planet as a whole, it is time now to return to what Paani Laupepa from Tuvalu refers to as the ‘front line’ of climate change: those islands that are particularly vulnerable to rising sea level and associated climatic hazards (Lynas, 2003). It has often been said that low-lying coral islands like Tuvalu or Kiribas in the Pacific Ocean, or the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, are acting as a kind of early warning system for global climate change. Sea level is e
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True Love by Robert Penn Warren (read by Tom O'Bedlam)
This poem reminds me of this quotation from Citizen Kane. Mr. Bernstein says: "A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember. You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry, and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in, and on it there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on. She was carrying a white parasol. I only saw her for one second. She didn't see me at all, but I'll bet a month hasn't gone by since th
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Money talks: End of Austerity?

Analysis of Britain's budget with our Britain economics correspondent. What is driving the fall in tech stocks? And, is Harley Davidson struggling to fire on all cylinders?

Helen Joyce hosts. Sound effect: THE_bizniss (cc x 3.0)


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About Thermometers. Part of the series: Physical Science. Thermometers require a substance, such as mercury or alcohol, to measure temperature through their expansion. Find out about thermistors and electrical resistance thermometers with information from this math and science teacher. (03:22)
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2.7.5 Email providers

These are sites which provide free email facilities; often they provide other facilities such as sending anonymous mail and constructing mailing lists. Such sites are valuable to users who are too impecunious to be able to afford conventional mailing software and to frequent travellers who can access such sites anywhere in the world. Their main disadvantage is that they tend to be slow compared with conventional mailing utilities such as Microsoft Outlook and Eudora.


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1 A climate change icon

The polar bear has become an international climate change icon. But how much is known about this bear, its habitat and life? This course will talk about the role of language, but by way of introduction how about the name of this bear? To me it is the polar bear; to a German it is an Eisbär (ice bear) and to a French person it is an ours blanc (white bear). In these three examples the bear is referred to as polar, white, or an ice bear – eminently sensible. The Latin name for
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Money talks: A peer-to-peer Ponzi scheme
Ponzi schemes abound in China and the latest has bilked nearly one million investors; and we also look at why negative interest rates have gone from being a European phenomenon to a global one
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Smart Power: Leadership in Today's World features Joseph Nye, Professor of Inernational Relations and former Dean of the Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and author of "The Powers to LEAD."
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The cultural review of 2016 and preview of 2017
A look back at the highlights of 2016: including gender-bending Shakespeare and “In Praise of Weiner” - a political disaster documentary 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and we discuss the "confluence": Venice Biennale, Documenta in Kassel and the Munster sculpture show Anne McElvoy is joined by The Economist’s Fiammetta Rocco and Jonathan Beckman
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