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Study Skill Tips
A seven minute video that contains information about the learning process  through a list of study tips including: finding a suitable place to study, planning and organizing. eliminating distractions, taking breaks from study, and eating and drinking are all mentioned in this British video. A good video to start the year.
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The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

A 3D model of the Ultra Deep Field, a tiny but very 'deep' image of space captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, showing about 10,000 galaxies. It is the deepest image of the universe ever taken.

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Introduction

School governors need to be involved in the monitoring and evaluation of primary schools. But what areas should you be monitoring and how can you ensure that monitoring is effective. This course will help you assess these matters and also look at the kind of evidence you should be sourcing, and how that evidence should be evaluated.

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SMU Lyle Students: "I ROBOT"
First year engineering students in SMU's Lyle School worked in multi-disiplinary teams during their fall 2012 design class to build robots capable of duplicating the water testing and remediation work Lyle faculty and students are doing in United Nations refugee camps. "When it actually works, it's amazing!" said Lyle student Jordan Kayse. This video captures all the energy of "demo day" in SMU Lyle's Innovation Gym.
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3.1 Agents of eutrophication

Light availability, water availability, temperature and the supply of plant nutrients are the four most important factors determining NPP. Altered availability of nutrients affects the rate of primary production in all ecosystems, which in turn changes the biomass and the species composition of communities.

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1.2 Resource availability and species diversity

A wide range of ecosystems has been studied in terms of their species diversity and the availability of resources. Each produces an individual relationship between these two variables, but a common pattern emerges from most of them, especially when plant diversity is being considered. This pattern has been named the humped-back relationship and suggests diversity is greatest at intermediate levels of productivity in many systems (Figure 1.5).

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6.2 Non-covalent bonding in site-specific binding

The affinity of a protein for DNA is determined in thermodynamic terms by the free energies of the individual components compared to the free energy of the DNA-protein complex. DNA binding proteins, which contain different binding motifs, demonstrate a wide range of thermodynamic strategies.

The affinity of a site-specific DNA binding protein for its specific DNA sequence is generally of the order of 104−107 times greater than its affinity for non-specific sequen
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References

Bindon, J. R. and Baker, P. T. (1997) Bergmann's rule and the thrifty genotype. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 104, 201–210.
Blundell, J. E., Stubbs, R. J., Hughes, D. A., Whybrow, S. and King, N. A. (2003) Cross talk between physical activity and appetite control: does physical activity stimulate appetite? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 62, 651–661.

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2.9 Summary of Section 2

  1. Obesity is determined by a number of factors including environmental variables, such as the macronutrient content, energy density and fat content of available diets. Using whole room indirect calorimetry it has been found that humans are not good at recognizing the difference between low and high energy diets. Furthermore fat is less good at inducing satiety than are either carbohydrate or protein.

  2. An evolutionary perspective offers an explana
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1.5 Obesity

At the time of writing (2004) 20% of the adult population of the UK is classified as obese. The number of obese children has doubled since 1982, 10% of six year olds and 17% of fifteen year olds are now classified as obese. As shown in Table 4, obesity is recognized when the BMI exceeds 30 and occurs quite simply wh
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1.3 Balanced energy intake

There is a need for a certain daily energy intake to allow metabolism to occur in the body. Metabolism means all the chemical reactions occurring in the body and there are two types of process involved: catabolism breaks down larger molecules into smaller ones often with energy release and anabolism is the building up of larger molecules from smaller precursors, often requiring energy. The body requires energy to power anabolic, mechanical (for example, muscle contraction
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1.2 Summary of Section 1.1

  1. A balanced diet consists of six main nutrient groups; proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals and water.

  2. Dietary reference values (DRVs) comprise a range and an estimated average of recommended daily intake levels for nutrients and energy for males and females at different stages of their life.


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7.3 The central engine

  • An object that fluctuates in brightness on a timescale Δt can have a radius no greater than RcΔt.

  • The point-like nature of AGNs and their rapid variability imply that the emitting region is smaller than the size of the Solar System.

  • The central engine of a typical AGN is believed to contain a supermassive black hole of mass ∼108M and Schwarzschild radius
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5 How might dialogue move on from GM Nation?

There is a widespread optimism that ‘lessons have been learnt from the GM Nation? Debate’ – indeed the government's response to the exercise was couched in just those terms (DEFRA, 2004). One concern has been touched on already – many felt that the debate took place too late, on a rushed timetable, at a time in the controversy when the debate had become highly polarised and divisive ‘pro’ or ‘anti’ stances already embedded. This late in the day, questions for public discussion
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3.4 Consensus conference on plant biotechnology

The first UKNCC (at Regent's College) was hosted by the Science Museum and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The conference was based on a procedural model developed by the Danish Board of Technology. In Denmark, consensus conferences are held regularly and can be seen to have had unequivocal effects on policy making. Indeed, in a number of instances, Parliament has explicitly incorporated lay-panel recommendations in legislation. For example, lay-p
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References

Sheldon, P. (2005) Earth’s Physical Resources: An Introduction (Book 1 of S278 Earth’s Physical Resources: Origin, Use and Environmental Impact), The Open University, Milton Keynes
Smith, S. (2005) Water: The Vital Resource (Book 3 of S278 Earth’s Physical Resources: Origin, Use and Environmental Impact), The Open University, Milton Keynes

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3.2 Uranium occurrence and ore deposits

In igneous rocks, uranium is more abundant in granites (~3.5 ppm) than in basalts (~1 ppm). The large size of the uranium atom prevents it from easily entering the structures of common rock-forming minerals, so it is an incompatible element that tends to remain in magmas until a late stage of crystallisation, when it enters minor minerals, or even the uranium oxide, uraninite (UO2). In suitable circumstances, following fractional crystallisation of uranium-rich granitic magm
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Grateful thanks is made to the pupils and staff of: The Henley College, Oxon; Langtree School, Woodcote, Oxon and The Hill Primary School, E
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