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What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water? What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water?

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Do you want to know whats in the water that you drink? This free course, What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water?, examines the chemical compounds that occur in drinking water. A high level of certain anions in water can cause environmental pollution and health problems. Cations are also important. For example, calcium salts contribute to the hardness of water and water treatment uses aluminium compounds. Additionally oxidising agents, such as ozone or chlorine, are vital in the disinfection of water. This OpenLearn course focuses on the chemistry of the p-block elements in Groups 13 to 18 of the Periodic Table. First published on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 as What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water?. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn websi Do you want to know whats in the water that you drink? This free course, What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water?, examines the chemical compounds that occur in drinking water. A high level of certain anions in water can cause environmental pollution and health problems. Cations are also important. For example, calcium salts contribute to the hardness of water and water treatment uses aluminium compounds. Additionally oxidising agents, such as ozone or chlorine, are vital in the disinfection of water. This OpenLearn course focuses on the chemistry of the p-block elements in Groups 13 to 18 of the Periodic Table. First published on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 as What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water?. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn websi

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Science | Maths & Technology | Science | Maths & Technology | Science | Science | Chemistry | Chemistry | S215_1 | S215_1 | water | water | ions | ions | nitrogen cycle | nitrogen cycle | arsenic | arsenic | polyprotic | polyprotic | aluminium | aluminium

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21L.448J Darwin and Design (MIT) 21L.448J Darwin and Design (MIT)

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In the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and systems can evidence design without positing a designer: how purpose and mechanism can exist without intelligent agency. Texts in this course deal with pre- and post-Darwinian treatment of this topic within literature and speculative thought since the eighteenth century. We will give some attention to the modern study of feedback mechanisms in artificial intelligence. Our reading will be in Hume, Voltaire, Malthus, Darwin, Butler, H. G. Wells, and Turing. In the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and systems can evidence design without positing a designer: how purpose and mechanism can exist without intelligent agency. Texts in this course deal with pre- and post-Darwinian treatment of this topic within literature and speculative thought since the eighteenth century. We will give some attention to the modern study of feedback mechanisms in artificial intelligence. Our reading will be in Hume, Voltaire, Malthus, Darwin, Butler, H. G. Wells, and Turing.

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Origin of Species | Origin of Species | Darwin | Darwin | intelligent agency | intelligent agency | literature | literature | speculative thought | speculative thought | eighteenth century | eighteenth century | feedback mechanism | feedback mechanism | artificial intelligence | artificial intelligence | Hume | Hume | Voltaire | Voltaire | Malthus | Malthus | Butler | Butler | Hardy | Hardy | H.G. Wells | H.G. Wells | Freud | Freud | Evolution | Evolution | Modern Western philosophy | Modern Western philosophy | Philosophy of science | Philosophy of science | Religion | Religion | Science | Science | Life Sciences | Life Sciences | Social Aspects | Social Aspects | History | History | Intelligent design | individual species | Intelligent design | individual species | complexity | complexity | development | development | God theory of evolution | God theory of evolution | science | science | theological explanation | theological explanation | universe | universe | creatures | creatures | faith | faith | and theology | and theology | purpose of evolution | purpose of evolution | Design | Design | models | models | adaptation | adaptation

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A railwayman goes to war: Francis Dent and the challenge of total war A railwayman goes to war: Francis Dent and the challenge of total war

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Francis Henry Dent was born at Holyhead on New Year’s Eve 1866, where his father, Admiral Charles Bayley Calmady Dent, was employed as the Marine Superintendent of the London & North-Western Railway. At the age of seventeen the young Francis … Continue reading → Francis Henry Dent was born at Holyhead on New Year’s Eve 1866, where his father, Admiral Charles Bayley Calmady Dent, was employed as the Marine Superintendent of the London & North-Western Railway. At the age of seventeen the young Francis … Continue reading →

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Machine | Machine | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 610 (Medical Sciences) | 610 (Medical Sciences) | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | ww1 | ww1 | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services)

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21L.448J Darwin and Design (MIT) 21L.448J Darwin and Design (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology.

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21L.448 | 21L.448 | 21W.739 | 21W.739 | Origin of Species | Origin of Species | Darwin | Darwin | intelligent agency | intelligent agency | literature | literature | speculative thought | speculative thought | eighteenth century | eighteenth century | feedback mechanism | feedback mechanism | artificial intelligence | artificial intelligence | Hume | Hume | Voltaire | Voltaire | Malthus | Malthus | Butler | Butler | Hardy | Hardy | H.G. Wells | H.G. Wells | Freud | Freud | Evolution | Evolution | Modern Western philosophy | Modern Western philosophy | Philosophy of science | Philosophy of science | Religion | Religion | Science | Science | Life Sciences | Life Sciences | Social Aspects | Social Aspects | History | History | Intelligent design | individual species | Intelligent design | individual species | complexity | complexity | development | development | God theory of evolution | God theory of evolution | science | science | theological explanation | theological explanation | universe | universe | creatures | creatures | faith | faith | and theology | and theology | purpose of evolution | purpose of evolution | Design | Design | models | models | adaptation | adaptation

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Prokaryotes and eukaryotes Prokaryotes and eukaryotes

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This RLO describes the characteristics of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. This RLO describes the characteristics of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.

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ukoer | ukoer | Science basics | Science basics

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Understanding contemporary society Understanding contemporary society

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This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. This module introduces students to a range of approaches in social analysis. Through introductions to key concepts, theorists and research studies in the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies and social policy, students will be equipped with the skills necessary for more advanced study of contemporary society. Two routes to reading this module's contents are offered. Those who prefer to read on screen can navigate to each section of interest using the links and menus provided whilst a full print version is also available for those who prefer to read offline and from paper. Suitable for: undergraduate year one level learners. Dr David J Parker, School of Sociology and Social Policy. David Parker is This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. This module introduces students to a range of approaches in social analysis. Through introductions to key concepts, theorists and research studies in the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies and social policy, students will be equipped with the skills necessary for more advanced study of contemporary society. Two routes to reading this module's contents are offered. Those who prefer to read on screen can navigate to each section of interest using the links and menus provided whilst a full print version is also available for those who prefer to read offline and from paper. Suitable for: undergraduate year one level learners. Dr David J Parker, School of Sociology and Social Policy. David Parker is

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UNow | UNow | UKOER | UKOER | Sociology | Sociology | Culture | Culture | Social Policy | Social Policy | Social Science | Social Science | Social Studies | Social Studies

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Why the Hominin Cognitive Niche Was and Is a Crucially Socio-cognitive Niche

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Tooby and deVore argued that hominin evolution hinged on the exploitation of a unique 'cognitive niche'. We propose that a diversity of evidence indicates this was fundamentally a socio-cognitive niche. Analysis of hunter-gatherer ethnologies confirms unprecedented levels of egalitarian behaviour, cooperation and culture, in comparison to other primates and inferred ancestral stages. In conjunction with recent archaeological findings on the evolution of hunting, we use these data to reconstruct socio-cognitive changes in the course of hominin evolution, including joint planning and the impact of language. Precursors to these characteristics are inferred on the basis of recent observational and experimental studies of non-human primates' socio-cognitive abilities including cultural trans Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | 2011-06-24

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15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT) 15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT)

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This course introduces students to the basic tools in using data to make informed management decisions. It covers introductory probability, decision analysis, basic statistics, regression, simulation, linear and nonlinear optimization, and discrete optimization. The computer spreadsheet exercises, cases, and examples are drawn from marketing, finance, operations management, and other management functions. The course is restricted to first-year Sloan master's students. This course introduces students to the basic tools in using data to make informed management decisions. It covers introductory probability, decision analysis, basic statistics, regression, simulation, linear and nonlinear optimization, and discrete optimization. The computer spreadsheet exercises, cases, and examples are drawn from marketing, finance, operations management, and other management functions. The course is restricted to first-year Sloan master's students.

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Data | Data | Models | Models | Decisions | Decisions | Managerial Decisions | Managerial Decisions | Functional Orientation | Functional Orientation | Management Science | Management Science | Management | Management

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Metacognition and the Social Mind: How Individuals Interact at the Neural Level

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I will review recent research in neuroimaging and computation neuroscience, and present a new paradigm for studying decision making in pairs. Results from this paradigm demonstrate that discussion between the partners is necessary and sufficient for creating an advantage for the group decision and a more accurate picture of the world than can be achieved by either partner alone. I conclude that metacognition - the ability to introspect upon one's own experience and to communicate this to another - is the key to understanding the evolution of human cognition, including consciousness and group decision making. Presented by Chris Frith (Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, UK) Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | 2011-06-24

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Experiencing Language

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The evolutionary relationship between human linguistic capacity and humans' emotional make-up has not, as yet, received focused attention. Was the evolution of language in our lineage possible because early hominines were emotionally different from their ancestors, and, if so, in what ways? Has language altered human emotions? We discuss and develop recent proposals that an important precondition for the evolution of human language was the evolution of social emotions in pre-linguistic humans. We suggest that as language evolved, it altered important aspects of human emotionality, leading to a co-evolutionary feedback between human linguistic ability and human emotions. Presented by Eva Jablonka, Daniel Dor, Simona Ginsburg (Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science, Tel Av Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | 2011-06-24

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Intracellular and Extracellular buffers Intracellular and Extracellular buffers

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This RLO outlines the main intracellular and extracellular buffering systems within the body and shows how trhe carbonic acid buffering system can be assessed This RLO outlines the main intracellular and extracellular buffering systems within the body and shows how trhe carbonic acid buffering system can be assessed

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ukoer | ukoer | Clinical skills | Clinical skills | Science basics | Science basics

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Signals, Honesty and the Evolution of Language

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The evolution of language is a long-standing puzzle for many reasons. One is that its very virtues as a system of communication seem to open the door to ruinous free-riding and deception. This paper will locate and partially solve that problem within a framework explaining the evolution of honest signals and informational co-operation in human evolution, and will use that framework to develop a partial picture of language evolution. Presented by Kim Sterenly (Philosophy, Australian National University). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | 2011-06-24

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Mathematics for Engineering and Physical Science - 1

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First in a series of ELRAH courses in Mathematics for Engineering and Physical Science developed for Moodle. This resource is a Moodle backup file.

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Physical Science | Moodle | ELRAH | mathematics | engineering | physical science | RB : Mathematics | R : Sciences and Mathematics | SCQF Level 7

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Licensed for use by colleges in Scotland. Licensed for use by colleges in Scotland. http://content.resourceshare.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/265 http://content.resourceshare.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/265 Forth Valley College

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Embodiment: Taking Sociality Seriously

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A very wise person of our acquaintance once said, 'Read old books to get new ideas'. Here, we pursue the ideas presented in old books by Lev Vygotsky and George Herbert Mead as a means to account for the differences in social life between human and non-human primates and, by extension, their cognition. We consider the contrasting perspectives of Vygotsky and Mead on the links between thought and language, and relate these to subsequent developments in the study of animal cognition, and the emergence of the fields of embodied and distributed cognition. We then use this synthesis to argue that, as Wundt originally suggested, the study of social life must be fundamentally social and situated, and cannot be a laboratory endeavour focused solely on processes within individuals. We use develo Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | 2011-06-23

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Programming in C Language Programming in C Language

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The course on C Programming provides an introduction to the most common programming techniques and paradigms. Students will learn the fundamentals of imperative structured programming in the C programming language. The course on C Programming provides an introduction to the most common programming techniques and paradigms. Students will learn the fundamentals of imperative structured programming in the C programming language.

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Sort | Sort | Search | Search | Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos | Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos | C Language | C Language | Programming | Programming | Functions | Functions | Computer Science | Computer Science | C. Computacion e Inteligencia Artificial | C. Computacion e Inteligencia Artificial | a en Tecnologas Industriales | a en Tecnologas Industriales | Complex data types | Complex data types | 2013 | 2013 | Control Structures | Control Structures

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Introduction to drug clearance Introduction to drug clearance

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Provides a definition of clearance and a basic explanation of the processes Provides a definition of clearance and a basic explanation of the processes

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ukoer | ukoer | Biological processes | Biological processes | Pharmacology | Pharmacology | Science basics | Science basics

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Cortico-cerebellar Evolution and the Distributed Neural Basis of Cognition

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Biologists interested in cognitive evolution have focussed on the dramatic expansion of the forebrain, particularly the neocortex, in lineages such as primates. Another structure, however - the cerebellum - contains four to five times more neurons than the neocortex, is massively and reciprocally inter-connected with it via intermediate nuclei, has complex cognitive and learning functions, and yet has been largely ignored in accounts of cognitive evolution. This talk explores the correlated evolution and ontogeny of neocortex, cerebellum and associated structures and the implications of such patterns for understanding the neural basis of cognition. Consistent with the idea of embodied cognition, brain size is associated with specific sensory-motor specializations. The results emphasize the Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | 2011-06-23

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Teaching Fundamental Concepts in Statistical Science

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Authors:  Prof Graham Barr & Dr Leanne Scott These modules are essentially crafted as teaching tools and the experience of first year students would be of the lecturer leading the students through the simulations at an appropriate pace, allowing Clicked 434 times. Last clicked 07/20/2014 - 12:43. Teaching & Learning Context:  A suite of VBA simulation programmes used at first year level containing a number of tools for teaching introductory statistics at university level. Note that these are written for MS Excel 2007 (or later versions). The modules roughly follow chapters in the first year statis

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Statistical Sciences | Science | Downloadable Documents | Simulations | English | Post-secondary | Excel 2007 | hypothesis testing | Poisson distribution | simulation | statistics | uniform distribution | variables

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The Mystery of Cumulative Culture

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Human demographic and ecological success is frequently attributed to our capacity for cumulative culture, which allows human knowledge and technology to build up and improve over time. Yet it remains a mystery why other animals might possess socially learned traditions but lack this capacity for cumulative cultural knowledge gain. Nor is it immediately apparent what cognitive, social or demographic factors are necessary for accumulation to occur. Here I explore the factors that led to the evolution of the human cultural capability, drawing on a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches. I will present insights from the social learning strategies tournament, and comparative statistical analyses of primate social learning, which together imply that there may have been selection Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | 2011-06-23

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Cultural Inheritance of Cultural Learning

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It is widely acknowledged that the cumulative cultural inheritance of technological skills and social practices has played a major role in shaping the ways of life of modern humans. The term 'cultural learning' refers to the psychological processes that make cultural inheritance possible. Curiously, even those researchers who have been most influential in demonstrating the importance of cultural inheritance emphasise that cultural learning depends on gene-based psychological adaptations. Like Evolutionary Psychologists, they assume that cultural learning is made possible by genetically-evolved, human-specific and domain-specific cognitive processes. I will suggest that these assumptions are not supported by recent research on social learning and imitation, social decision-making, and soc Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | 2011-06-23

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12.085 Seminar in Environmental Science (MIT) 12.085 Seminar in Environmental Science (MIT)

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Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental Science track, this course is an introduction to current research in the field. It stresses the integration of central scientific concepts in environmental policy making and the chemistry, biology, and geology environmental science tracks. It revisits the selected core themes for students who have already acquired a basic understanding of environmental science concepts. The topic for this term is Global Respiration. Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental Science track, this course is an introduction to current research in the field. It stresses the integration of central scientific concepts in environmental policy making and the chemistry, biology, and geology environmental science tracks. It revisits the selected core themes for students who have already acquired a basic understanding of environmental science concepts. The topic for this term is Global Respiration.

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Environmental Science | Environmental Science | global respiration | global respiration | carbon dioxide | carbon dioxide | carbon cycle | carbon cycle | global warming | global warming | evolution | evolution | complex life | complex life

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Welcome and Introduction

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Introduction to the "New Thinking: Advances in the Study of Human Cognitive Evolution" conference. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | 2011-06-23

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12.540 Principles of the Global Positioning System (MIT) 12.540 Principles of the Global Positioning System (MIT)

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The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of the Global Positioning System and to demonstrate its application to various aspects of Earth Sciences. The specific content of the course depends each year on the interests of the students in the class. In some cases, the class interests are towards the geophysical applications of GPS and we concentrate on high precision(millimeter level) positioning on regional and global scales. In other cases, the interests have been more toward engineering applications of kinematic positioning with GPS in which case the concentration is on positioning with slightly less accuracy but being able to do so for a moving object. In all cases, we concentrate on the fundamen The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of the Global Positioning System and to demonstrate its application to various aspects of Earth Sciences. The specific content of the course depends each year on the interests of the students in the class. In some cases, the class interests are towards the geophysical applications of GPS and we concentrate on high precision(millimeter level) positioning on regional and global scales. In other cases, the interests have been more toward engineering applications of kinematic positioning with GPS in which case the concentration is on positioning with slightly less accuracy but being able to do so for a moving object. In all cases, we concentrate on the fundamen

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Global Positioning System | Global Positioning System | Earth Sciences | Earth Sciences | geophysical applications | geophysical applications | GPS | GPS | engineering applications | engineering applications | kinematic positioning | kinematic positioning | precision | precision | accuracy | accuracy | moving objects | moving objects | coordinate | coordinate | time | time | systems | systems | satellite | satellite | geodetic | geodetic | orbital | orbital | motions | motions | pseudo ranges | pseudo ranges | carrier phases | carrier phases | stochastic | stochastic | mathematics | mathematics | models | models | data | data | analysis | analysis | estimation | estimation

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The Social Brain on the Internet

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In primates and humans alike, the number of social relationships an individual can have is constrained in part by its social cognitive competences and in part by the time available to invest in face-to-face interaction. I will show that time, in particular, has a significant effect on the quality and stability of social relationships. If the quality of a relationship is a function of the time invested in it, then we might expect a technology that allows an individual to cut through the time constraints inherent in face-to-face interaction will allow larger social networks to be maintained. Social networking media on the Internet provide one obvious possibility in this respect. I will review evidence suggesting that the Internet does not (and cannot) help us to widen our social horizons, an Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | anthropology | evolution | cognitve | human | Social Sciences | 2011-06-24

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Assessment in secondary science

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This free course will identify and explore some of the key issues around science assessment practice in secondary schools. Through these issues and debates

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Education | Professional Development in Education | Teacher Training | EXA885_2 | science | Science assessment | Science knowledge and value | science pedagogy

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