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24.06J Bioethics (MIT)
This course does not seek to provide answers to ethical questions. Instead, the course hopes to teach students two things. First, how do you recognize ethical or moral problems in science and medicine? When something does not feel right (whether cloning, or failing to clone) — what exactly is the nature of the discomfort? What kind of tensions and conflicts exist within biomedicine? Second, how can you think productively about ethical and moral problems? What processes create them? Why do
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Surveying the scene: learning metaphors, survey design and the workplace context
The skills debate has for many years been preoccupied with the supply of qualified individuals and participation in training events. This emphasis is reflected in the sources of systematic data currently available. However, recent case study work suggests that qualifications and training are partial measures of skill development as most learning arises naturally out of the demands and challenges of everyday work experience and interactions with colleagues, clients and customers. This paper ar
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4.2 The perspective of the stranger

One way in which it is possible to build links between everyday experience and social scientific research is to adopt the approach recommended by the philosopher and sociologist Alfred Schütz (1899–1959). As a refugee from Austria in the late 1930s, he found himself transported to America and encountered considerable difficulties in reorienting himself to new conditions and a new culture. This personal experience of not having familiar bearings, and of encountering the impact of cultural d
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Newbie Lesson S5 #15 - What Will You Do Tomorrow in Japan?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Your sister is visiting you in Japan for the weekend, and while you’re happy to see her, you’re starting to dread her high energy level. When she bounds into your apartment, the first thing she asks you in Japanese is, “What have you planned for us to do?” You reply in [...]
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For a player to be able to sound a musical instrument, there must be a means of inputting energy to set up the vibration. This energy may be introduced in a short, sharp burst or continuously over a period of time.

In the case of brass instruments such as the trumpet and trombone, and woodwind instruments such as the flute and oboe, the player feeds in energy by blowing air into the instrument. The energy can be supplied in a short burst – in which case short-lived ‘staccato’ note
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Lesson 06 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 6 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to introduce yourself. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand and give information on a French town

  • seek clarification on where to stay and things to do

  • deal confidently with numbers and tell the time

  • identify a personal development in oral fluency and reading skills.


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1.2.1 The EU economy

Just to put things into perspective and remind ourselves of some basic background features of the EU, it is useful to provide an outline picture of the size of the EU compared to the USA and Japan. While a lot is made of the rise of China and India as potential competitors to these and other economies, as yet they remain rapidly expanding economic giants whose main impact will probably arise in the next decade. Comparative data on these two economies, and on the EU-12, the USA and Japan, is g
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3.8 Section summary
The management of processes or operations is the very essence of any kind of business enterprise, and it is critically important that they are designed and managed well. This course taster uses case studies and models to illustrate the importance of effective operations management and outlines the steps to preparing your own operations proposal.
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Ultrasound Imaging and the MEDRC
The Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC) aims to transform the medical electronic device industry, collaborating with academic and corporate partners to achieve improvements in the cost and performance of medical electronic devices similar to those that have occurred in consumer electronics. Recent significant advances in computational power allow ultrasound tomography to be realized economically. Additionally, new ultrasound systems enable volumetric pulse echo or transmission i
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8.1.1 Visibility

Recall that a key usability design feature identified by Donald Norman – from his analysis of using everyday objects such as doors – was visibility. An everyday object such as a door, or a control such as a button on a product should appear to be obvious about how it is used, and indeed it should perform that obvious function. For example, is it obvious how you insert a disc into a player? Is it obvious how you switch the machine on, adjust volume, and so on?


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Euro crisis over? Not so fast -- S&P
Jan. 11 - The euro crisis is easing and the outlook brightening. But that's exactly when the risk of complacency is greatest, says S&P's Moritz Kraemer, who also discusses France, Spain, Ireland and UK.
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This unit is from our archive and it is an adapted extract from Human biology and health (SK220), which is no longer in presentation. If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this curriculum area.

To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we n
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Modernism in China: Architectural Visions and Revolutions
China’s development and speculation about its future impact on the world are stimulating considerable attention in design-related disciplines internationally. This process has already encouraged various forms of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialogue that will inevitably enrich our understanding of design and improve our responses to future design-related problems. However, much of this discourse tends to focus on either pre-twentieth century themes (e.g. China’s ancient sites and cu
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Java1464 Frame Animation
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Baldwin shows you how to achieve frame animation in Java. He accomplishes this by showing you how to upgrade the sprite animation program from the earlier lessons into a new program that provides […]

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Oma gaat de ruimte in! : Opa gaat de ruimte in!
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De twee projecten hebben een gemeenschappelijk doel. Het inspireren van leerkrachten die met kinderen en jongeren willen werken rond het thema ruimtevaart en luchtvaart.


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2.2 Describing positions along a line

To take a definite case, consider a car moving along a straight horizontal road. The car can be modelled as a particle by supposing the particle to be located at, say, the midpoint of the car. It is clearly convenient to measure the progress of the car with respect to the road, and for this purpose you might use the set of uniformly spaced red-topped posts along the right-hand side of the road (see Figure 5). The posts provide a way of assigning a unique position coordinate to the car
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Does matter matter? Fundamental physics and ideas about God
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