The discovery of the structure of DNA was published in 1953 by Watson and Crick. It led to a huge scientific endeavour around the world to work out the implications of why DNA was arranged in that way. Just how does the DNA molecule lead to protein formation?
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Materials behave in different ways and a designer needs to know and understand the properties and working characteristics of the material they are using so that they can produce a successful product. Want to see more? Visit www.gcsepod.com or call 0191 2111 999
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This weekend (January 25th to be precise) the life and works of the Scottish poet Robert Burns are celebrated with a Burns Supper. It's traditional to eat haggis, have a dram of whiskey, and read out Burns' famous poem "Address to a Haggis." Special thanks to Helen Newies for lending her voice, and to Craig Thompson for his read-through.
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Poppies are symbols of remembrance for brave soldiers who have fought and died in conflict. The theme of conflict plays an important part in this poem. The association with conflict is established in the first line of the poem, with the reference to Armistice Sunday. We also know that the son is going towards conflict as he walks through the open door.
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Food packaging protects food during its transportation and storage, making sure it is not damaged and keeping it clean from dirt and bacteria. Packaging also makes the food easier to transport -- for example, specially designed egg boxes protect eggs during transit, but as with most packaging it is not 100 per cent protective. Want to see more? Visit www.gcsepod.com or call 0191 2111 999
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This year marked the 87th Academy Awards. Have you ever wondered why we call them the Oscars? Or how long it takes to make a winners' statuette? ----------------- Bangkok, Thailand - January 6, 2015: Mickey Mouse action figure the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character was created by Walt Disney studio.jpeg © PAISAN HOMHUAN / Shutterstock.com
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You may have heard of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species," but do you know how it was written? Find out more in this podlet. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some of the Sound Effects in the video were provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk
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Once you have a range of ideas, you need to choose which of them you will develop into the final product. If you select the wrong ideas, it could make it much more difficult to produce a successful design. Ideally you should test your designs against the design criteria and try to make an objective decision.
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Each year hundreds of new materials are developed. In many cases this is because a designer has identified the need for a product, but existing materials do not have the properties needed to make the design idea viable. One way to improve the properties of a material is to combine it with another material. A combination of different types of material is called a composite. Want to see more? Visit www.gcsepod.com or call 0191 2111 999
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Hear how some of our subscribing students describe GCSEPod.
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GCSEPod was on BBC Spotlight South West last night. The story reported how students at Bodmin College are using the GCSEPod subscription service to help them with their GCSE learning and revision. Teachers at the College are embracing the technology in their curriculum. Email GCSEPod ( [email protected] ) for further information or call us on 0191 2111 999.
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Ashfield Girls High School in Belfast uses GCSEPod as part of their high tech school environment. This BBC news report looks at how the school's innovative approach to technology in teaching and learning is benefiting not only students, but also parents and teachers.
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Finishes are applied to fabrics to improve their performance, and make them more suitable for their final use. Finishes can affect the performance of the fabric in different ways. They can alter the surface and how the fabric reacts to wear, make it easier to be cared for, or change its appearance. Want to see more? Visit www.gcsepod.com or call 0191 2111 999
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If your results are not quite what you hoped for, help is at hand. Things might not have turned out quite as you wanted, but you do have lots of options available. More resources at http://www.gcsepod.com/exam-results-support/
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