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    • Leveraged Buyouts

    • Money
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Spieldauer: 8 Min.
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    Learn about Leveraged Buyouts with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Leveraged buyouts originated in the early 1960’s. It is also known as a hostile takeover, a highly-leveraged transaction, or a bootstrap transaction. In effect, it is a tactic through which control of a corporation is acquired by buying up a majority of their stock using borrowed money.

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    • REM Sleep

    • Medicine & Inventions
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Spieldauer: 8 Min.
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    Learn about REM sleep with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. REM is an important component of sleep. But sleep itself is a difficult phenomenon to study, because it is such an insular process. Dreams in particular are highly elusive for the researcher of sleep. As dreaming is a "state of mind", theories concerning it are frustratingly convoluted and highly theory-based, with any advancement unlikely to be supported by hard evidence.

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    • Civil Rights

    • General Knowledge
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Todd MacDonald
    • Spieldauer: 6 Min.
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    Imagine living in a world where different skin colours are celebrated, where gender is not a controversy, and where disabilities are always respected. Such a world would be one that recognised 'civil rights'. Civil rights are people's rights to be equal, regardless of race, religion, gender, and disabilities. In democratic countries, civil rights are also known as "natural rights".

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    • Stonehenge

    • People & Places
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Luca James Lee
    • Spieldauer: 7 Min.
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    Learn the history of Stonehenge with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Five thousand years ago, at the same time as the pyramids were being constructed in Egypt, another monolithic structure was being built in the English county now known as Wiltshire. This structure, a complex series of earthworks and towering standing stones, is one of Europe's most famous prehistoric sites.

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    • The New Wave

    • The Arts
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Jude Beaumont
    • Spieldauer: 8 Min.
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    Learn about the New Wave cinematic genre with iMinds insightful audio-knowledge series. Cool. Auteur. Jump cut. Godard. Truffaut. New Wave. These were the words on every film lover's lips in the late 1950s and 1960s. A new type of cinema was exploding on screen.The French New Wave, or Nouvelle Vague, was one of the most influential movements in the history of cinema.

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    • Deja Vu

    • Ideas & Concepts
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Spieldauer: 7 Min.
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    Learn about the feeling of déjà vu with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. When Charles Dickens wrote in his 1850 novel David Copperfield about "a feeling, that comes over us occasionally, of what we are saying and doing having been said and done before", he may well have been referring to the experience of déjà vu.

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    • Anime

    • The Arts
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Luca James Lee
    • Spieldauer: 7 Min.
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    Super robots to schoolgirls, Astroboy cute to violent realism, Pokemon to pornography. All of these different images, stories and types of entertainment, in cartoon form, can be called "anime". The term anime covers an enormous range of animation. The style is vast, steeped in history, and ever evolving.

    • The Arts
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Luca James Lee
    • Spieldauer: 7 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 11.09.2009
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    • Specialist, Pop Culture, Volume 1

    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: uncredited
    • Spieldauer: 47 Min.
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    Learn about your world with iMinds Specialist Series. Have a particular interest? Recognize gaps in your knowledge? iMinds Specialist works across each of our 12 categories bringing you targeted information to broaden your mind.

    Pop Culture, Volume 1, looks at the history of fireworks, the role of culture jamming, the phenomenon of the flash mob, the dance style called krumping, the "mocumentary" film genre, and the street art called Stencil Art.

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    • Rogue Traders

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Spieldauer: 8 Min.
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    Learn about the story behind rogue traders with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. A rogue trader is an employee of a company who makes unauthorised trades on behalf of their employer. It is a way employees use their job to make fraudulent trades. Regardless of the economic climate, rogue traders work illegally to make up for company losses they have incurred while trading for their company.

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    • Photosynthesis

    • Science
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Leah Vandenburg
    • Spieldauer: 5 Min.
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    You may have asked yourself before now: if plants are alive, why don't they eat? The answer is they do eat, but not in the same way as humans and animals. Green plants, algae, and some bacteria are able to use energy from the sun as a kind of food that enables them to live and grow. The complicated process by which this happens is called photosynthesis.

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    • Aurora Borealis

    • Science & Nature
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Spieldauer: 7 Min.
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    The aurora borealis, often referred to as the Northern Lights, is a natural light-show that appears in the sky around the north magnetic pole. Auroras can sometimes be seen in other places of the world, but not as clearly. In the southern hemisphere, the phenomenon is called "aurora australis".

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    • Rosetta Stone

    • History
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Spieldauer: 7 Min.
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    Learn about the Rosetta Stone with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In 196 BCE, priests of all the gods of Upper and Lower Egypt assembled at Memphis to celebrate the accession to the throne of the boy king Ptolemy V. He was already in the ninth year of his reign, but this was the first time that such a momentous gathering as this had taken place.

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    • Creationism

    • Culture & Religion
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Spieldauer: 8 Min.
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    Creationism is the name given to the belief that God created the universe and everything in it, including life. In the West, the word is usually associated with the account of creation given in the book of Genesis in the Christian and Jewish bibles, but it can apply equally to the foundation stories of other religions, such as Islam and Hinduism.

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    • Mocumentary

    • Pop Culture
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Spieldauer: 7 Min.
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    The Mockumentary.. or fake documentary.. is becoming an increasingly successful film and television formula across many genres. Although they all investigate very different people, places, and events, they all share one key characteristic that differentiates them from most documentaries. None of it is real. They're all make-believe.

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    • Arbitrage

    • Money
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Spieldauer: 7 Min.
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    Learn about arbitrage with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Arbitrage is defined as attempting to profit by exploiting price differences of identical or similar financial instruments between two or more markets. The difference between the two market prices is the profit or spread. The term is usually used to describe transaction involving financial instruments such as stock, bonds, commodities, currencies and derivatives.

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    • Habeas Corpus

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Spieldauer: 7 Min.
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    Learn about the principal of habeas corpus with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Habeas corpus is a Latin phrase that means "have the body". It is a legal writ, or order, that a court may make, requiring a prisoner to be brought before it so that the lawfulness of his or her detention may be determined. The fundamental principle behind the writ is that no-one should be detained without cause.

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    • Hedge Funds

    • Money
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Spieldauer: 6 Min.
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    Learn about hedge funds with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. A hedge fund is a type of investment structure for managing a private, unregistered investment pool. Within this investment portfolio the fund manager is permitted to use a number of higher risk investment strategies. Although a wide range of strategies are used the most common is long/short equity. This was the strategy used by the first hedge fund in the United States in 1949 and is still the most popular today.

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    • Hollywood Blacklist

    • The Arts
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Luca James Lee
    • Spieldauer: 8 Min.
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    It was November 25, 1947.The place was the Hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Eric Johnson, was meeting with 48 film industry executives representing the major studios. The outcome was the joint release of a statement saying the Hollywood studios would not employ Communists. But it did not end there.

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    • Antitrust

    • Money
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Spieldauer: 8 Min.
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    Learn about Antitrust Laws with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Competition is an essential part of the free market. The competition between participants in the market promotes efficiency. This occurs as the supply of a product is improved to provide more attractive prices than a competitor can offer. Competition also drives innovation, as producers develop superior products and services to gain the favour of buyers.

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    • UFOs

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Luca James Lee
    • Spieldauer: 8 Min.
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    Learn about UFOs with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. On 25 June 1947, Kenneth Arnold, a United States Forest Service employee and private pilot, witnessed nine Unidentified Flying Objects in the sky near Mount Rainier, Washington. This incident was to mark the beginning of a rapid increase in public interest in UFOs. Arnold, who at the time was searching for a downed transport plane, originally thought the objects he saw were jets. However, on closer inspection, he realised the objects had no tails and all but one looked like flat disks.

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • Autor: iMinds
    • Sprecher: Luca James Lee
    • Spieldauer: 8 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 23.09.2009
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