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Actors Turned Politicians
As Ronald Reagan asked, "How can a President NOT be an actor?" Since Reagan, Celebrities such as Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger have entered the political arena and run for elected office. In this video clip, learn more about other celebrities who turned into politicians. (02:48)
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Writing Proposals: academic writing
Writing Proposals: academic writing.
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How To Throw A Forehand with Brodie Smith
Brodie Smith shows the fundamentals on how to throw a forehand.  He explains and demonstrates the grip, footwork, and body mechanics for a proper throw.  (06:10)
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How to Brush Your Teeth
An instructional video on how to brush your teeth in a proper way. (01:21)
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Breakingviews: Will SAC investors jump ship?
Nov 28 - Rob Cox and Breakingviews columnists discuss what the Wells notice issued to SAC means for its investors and whether Steve Cohen is also in the regulators' sights.
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Autonomous mechanisms in architectural design systems
The development of architectural design systems that describe fully the form, structure and behaviour of a design relies heavily on the incorporation of intelligence in the representations, analyses, transformations and transactions used by the computer. Traditionally such intelligence takes either of two forms. The first is a methodical framework that guides actions supported by the design system (usually in a top-down fashion). The second is local, intelligence mechanisms that resolve discrete
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One Minute Languages - Schedules
This flyer provides details on publication dates for each of the new One Minute Languages courses released between September and December 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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03.12.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Montag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Im Machtkampf in Ägypten wollen die Richter des Landes die Volksabstimmung über eine neue Verfassung boykottieren. Laut der staatlichen Nachrichtenagentur Mena erklärten die Richter, dass das Dekret des islamistischen Präsidenten Mohammed Mursi in die Arbeit der Justiz eingreife und ihre Unabhängigkeit verletze. Damit dürfte es schwerfallen, das
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Upper Beginner #24 - Feasting on the Bullet Train in Japan
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! The person sitting across from you on the six-hour Japanese bullet train ride has been eating Japanese snacks since you left the station. He has devoured everything the Japanese cart attendant has brought by, from Japanese crackers to fish, and he has probably eaten more than you do in an entire [...]
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Meanings of the Election Results (Podcast)
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Reuters Asks: Key European political flashpoint of 2013?
Dec. 3 - Senior fund managers tell us what they think will be the key European political flashpoint of 2013
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The Marxian Doctrine of "Ideology"

[This article is excerpted from volume 2, chapter 12 of An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought (1995). An MP3 audio file of this chapter, narrated by Jeff Riggenbach, is available for download.]

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Glucose Fuel Cells: Brain-Implantable Electronic Devices that Run Like the Brain

"Glucose Fuel Cells: Brain-Implantable Electronic Devices that Run Like the Brain": Video component of the Application for the 2012-2013 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, by Benjamin I. Rapoport.

 

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Introduction to microscopy
This free course provides an introduction to microscopy and the operation of a simple light microscope, of the type found in histology courses and teaching laboratories. It outlines different methods used for preparing and staining tissue sections for microscopy, and explains how different stains can be used to identify particular cells, pathogens and anatomical structures.Author(s): Creator not set

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5.1 The medical background

Blood pressure is normally tightly controlled in the face of large variations in blood flow required by activities such as vigorous exercise. The diameter of the blood vessels is under the influence of the so-called sympathetic nervous system. Impulses from the brain stimulate the release of a chemical substance, noradrenaline (1), from the nerve-endings close to the vessel walls. The noradrenaline then diffuses to the blood vessel wall, where it interacts with a specific molecular sit
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2.6 Senses and communication …

Glance down at the second paragraph of this section, where you will find a sentence about the speed at which eyes adapt from bright light to poor light, and the statement that this process takes 20 minutes for the human eye. With your developing sense of scientific enquiry, that might lead you to wonder how it
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2.4 Staying warm …

In this section, you will meet the term ‘thermal conductivity’ and you will be asked to accept that it is ‘a measure of how readily heat flows from a particular material’. You may be uncomfortable about the lack of detailed explanation of how it is measured and of actual values and units. However, at al
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2.1 Land versus water

Mammals share a number of biological characteristics that mark them out as members of the class Mammalia. Many of these are adaptations to a life on land. For example:

  • Mammals give birth to young at a relatively advanced stage of development and feed their young on milk.

  • Most mammals have hair, or fur, covering part or all of the body.

  • Mammals have a high metabolic rate and maintain a relatively high and constant body temp
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • contrast the physical properties of air and water and describe implications of such differences for aquatic mammals;

  • give examples of the adaptations displayed by aquatic mammals that enable them to hold their breath while submerged for relatively long periods;

  • describe some of the biological differences between pinnipeds, sirenians and cetaceans;

  • discuss the importance of communication b
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Introduction

The versatility of mammals is a central theme of the ‘Studying mammals’ series of units, but surely no environment has tested that versatility as much as the rivers and oceans of the world. Mammals are essentially a terrestrial group of animals, but three major groups have independently adopted an aquatic way of life. In moving to the water, aquatic mammals have had to survive, feed and reproduce using a set of biological characteristics that evolved in association with life on land. This
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