Promoting Cloud Computing: Legal and Policy Challenges
Cloud computing offers the potential for efficiency, cost savings and innovation gains to governments, businesses and individual users alike. And because the cloud transcends national boundaries, cloud computing also offers a unique opportunity to bring Australia and other countries one step closer to achieving the vision of a robust and better-integrated digital market across the region and around the world. To realize these benefits, however, there are public policy and regulatory challenges-
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The Mass Murder of the Jews of Krivoy Rog, Ukraine
Roza Krasnaya who was born in 1929 in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, and lived there during the Nazi occupation, testifies about the mass murder of the town's Jews.
Cathy Caruth: After the End: Psychoanalysis in the Ashes of History
A lecture by Cathy Caruth (Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Emory University) in which she discusses Derrida's 'Archive Fever', Freud, and Jensen's 'Gradiva'. The lecture will be followed by a colloquium on Friday 11 March in which Professor Caruth will be talking about her work. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk
The Interactive Plasma Physics Education Experience
As part of Princeton University's Plasma Physics Laboratory, the Interactive Plasma Physics Education Experience Web site contains interactive plasma physics topics, ranging from electricity and magnetism to energy and fusion. Although some of the activities have difficulty running on old browsers and Macintosh computers, the interactive lessons give students a fun and engaging way to explore physics topics.
Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
Part of the Earth Observing System Data Information System, the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center is responsible for archiving and distributing data relevant to the physical state of the ocean. The data, which are intended for use in oceanographic and other interdisciplinary scientific research, is freely available. Products include sea surface height, ocean wind, and sea surface temperature data. Recently added datasets include BYU High Resolution Images of ERS Sigma0 Meas
Chinese Space Program
China will soon make history by sending the first Chinese man to space. Scheduled for sometime in 2003, it will be the first step toward China's highly ambitious plans for space exploration.The China National Space Administration Web site (1) has a detailed description of the country's space policy. Aerospace China, a journal published online by the administration, has information on space development plans and other issues. The history of China's space program is recounted by the online Encyclo
National Environmental Data Index
The National Environmental Data Index is maintained by the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration Environmental Information Service. The service provides a full text search of information from twelve governmental agencies including the US Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and NASA. Users can choose to search from all or individual agencies, by type of information, and by several specific subjects. Results display th
Koko's World is provided by the Gorilla Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to "bring interspecies communication to the public, in order to save gorillas from extinction, and inspire our children to create a better future for all the great apes." KokoTV, part of the Koko's World Web site, offers video clips of Koko (the famous signing gorilla) communicating with friends. A recently added clip contains footage of Koko purring, an expression of contentment. In watching this and the eight
A Thin Blue Line: The History of the Pregnancy Test
In today's world, the test for pregnancy is only a pharmacy, and minutes, away. This wasn't always the case, however. Until 1978 no definitive means existed for at-home pregnancy testing. This site, from the National Institutes of Health, traces the history of the test back to its earliest roots at NIH. The site includes historical information on the early Egyptian practice of women urinating on wheat and barley to the more modern research into human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), the so-called p
Scaling the Map
Students will learn how to determine map distances and map areas using the map scale. They will also get a better feel for how much an area represents on the map in relation to the size they are suggesting for their cavern.
The Big Moon Illusion
Why does the moon appear large while it is on Earth's horizon? Several possibilities are explained here.(01:24)
Thoughts on Race and Ethnicity Through the Mirror of American Literature
Presented by Professor David Tower. This is the fourth lecture in the 2011 GRCC Race and Ethnicity Conference.
Students are introduced to the circulatory system, the heart, and blood flow in the human body. Through guided pre-reading, during-reading and post-reading activities, students learn about the circulatory system's parts, functions and disorders, as well as engineering medical solutions. By cultivating literacy practices as presented in this lesson, students can improve their scientific and technological literacy.
Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases
Medical Microbiology is a vast and ever expanding complex field. The role of microbes in chronic illness, like coronary disease and arthritis, continues to evolve. For example, in the Emerging Infections and Agents of Biological Warfare Lecture, one will learn that while advances in identification, culture techniques, diagnosis and treatment have led to remarkable improvements in the consequences of infectious diseases worldwide in the past quarter century, newly identified pathogens continue to
A process for technical problem solving is introduced and applied to a fun demonstration. Given the success with the demo, the iterative nature of the process can be illustrated.
A presentation of Monopoly, its characteristics and influences.
Hearing Yourself Teach
Hearing Yourself Teach