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The US Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program website presents its objectives "to advance the scientific understanding of volcanic processes and to lessen the harmful impacts of volcanic activity." The public can explore information on volcano monitoring, warning schemes, and emergency planning. Students and educators can find out about the types, effects, location, and history of volcano hazards. The website offers recent online volcano reports and maps, volcano factsheets, videos, and a pho
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This quarterly journal from Intel addresses many issues related to computers and networking technology. The articles are not overly technical in nature, making them appropriate for a broad audience. Each issue of the journal has a general area of focus. Some recent topics include smart toys, the "digital home," and Hyper-Threading Technology. While the later is an Intel-specific development, most of the topics are applicable to the industry as a whole. The journal was originally internal to Inte
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The report "presents a comprehensive assessment of the Agency's annual performance toward the strategic goals and objectives in the Agency's September 2000 Strategic Plan... and... focuses on environmental accomplishments and benefits to the public resulting from implementation of Agency programs." Visitors can download or read online performance results in the agency's efforts for clean air and water, preventing pollution, waste management, reducing global and cross border risks, and providing
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Through this online educational environmental project, the Millennium Middle School, a facility within the Seminole County Public Schools, "encourages global participation for schools to learn about their local drinking water." Participating classrooms determine their drinking water's origin, explore their local watershed, and determine the components of their water. Users are then asked to submit their findings to the website so that everyone can compare real data. Everyone can find online less
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This issue of Topic in Depth explores some of the resources available online regarding school finance. The first article from the RAND Review (1) discusses the challenges involved in meeting the ambitious goals established by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the need to develop a school accountability system that can provide "the incentives and resources that the schools really need to help all students meet the state performance standards." In the second article (2), Linda Darling-Hammon
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This outstanding website on Native Conifers of North America was created by Nearctica, an organization devoted to connecting the internet public to high quality natural sciences websites. The site offers The Complete Conifers of North America whereby site visitors can access Genera and Species from a checklist or by using a nicely organized key system based on various conifer characteristics. Species pages include beautiful illustrations, photos, and simple distribution maps as well as informati
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AVS: Electric/ Hybrid-Electric Buses
Advanced Vehicle Systems offers some interesting facts about its electric and hybrid-electric buses on its Web site. Emissions information, descriptive brochures, and photos are given for the 22- and 38-foot models. The most in-depth section covers technology used in the buses, including microturbine engines, battery management systems, and climate control. Several press releases about city usage and other topics are also provided. The complete specifications cannot be accessed without a passwor
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The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point created this website to help "citizens and governments manage the groundwater in Wisconsin wisely, through education, public information, applied research, and technical assistance." Educators and students can find the Wisconsin Groundwater Directory, groundwater factsheets, information on a hands-on groundwater model, and a variety of educational activities. Researchers can learn about the project to develop techniques to monitor and manage groundwat
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Environmental Health Sciences, a nonprofit organization founded by the grassroots Virginia Organizing Project (VOP) in 2002 to help increase public understanding of emerging scientific links between environmental exposure and human health, tracks a broad range of relevant information on this well-designed and useful website. The In the News section of the homepage lists breaking news stories from the world press about environmental health and is updated daily. The New Science area offers paragra
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The Argonne National Laboratory created this website to provide users with information about the research taking place around the world dealing with neutron scattering. This website supplies links to the homepages of the neutron scattering facilities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Students and educators can find educational neutron scattering tutorials and tables. The website provides an extensive list of links for projects, collaborations, associations, and other resou
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The Home Energy Saver
The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. The Home Energy Saver was the first Internet-based tool for calculating energy use in residential buildings. The project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the national ENERGY STAR Program for improving energy efficiency in homes, with previous support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US D
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Rioters protest census in Mauritania
Sept. 29 - Demonstrators threw rocks and set fire to a car in Mauritania to protest a government census they say discriminates against blacks. Deborah Gembara reports.
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Observing connections: Art, poetry and the environment
Students will explore the poem of Pat Lowery Collins, "I Am An Artist" and create their own poem from what they see and experience. They will then illustrate their poems with a visual design. This is the first lesson in a series of three in which students are creating art based on their observations: Lesson 1 Observing Connections--Art, Poetry, and the Environment; Lesson 2 Observing Connections--Changing Landscapes; Lesson 3 Observing Connections--North Carolina Pottery and Face Jugs
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Polymeric Materials in Everyday Life
 Steven Howdle

In this Podcast, Steven Howdle, Professor of Chemistry, talks about his current research into Polymeric materials and how a career in Chemistry doesn't always mean wearing a white coat or working in a laboratory with test tubes.

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Nuclear Waste: Yucca Mountain
What happens to nuclear waste? This video segment adapted from FRONTLINE explores the controversy surrounding the United States' first nuclear repository site.
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Lever an Obelisk
Investigate the mechanical advantage of the lever in this interactive activity from the NOVA Web site.
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Integrating research teams: the TELMA approach
In the context of the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence, six European research teams developed a methodology for integrating their research approaches. In this paper we present the methodology, based on a cross experiment, showing how it gave insight to the understanding of each team's research, and on the relationship between theoretical frameworks and experimental research.
Author(s): Cerulli Michele,Georget Jean-Philippe,Maracci Mirk

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How internal and external scripts guide argumentative knowledge construction in a web-based collabor
Collaboration scripts are a powerful means to improve collaborative inquiry learning. More specifically, they can be designed to support argumentative knowledge construction, a core activity in inquiry learning. However, not only externally induced collaboration scripts but also the learners’ internal scripts on collaborative argumentative knowledge construction influence the way they argue with scientific concepts and evidence, thereby affecting what kind of knowledge is acquired during colla
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Land! Water! Sky! Oh My!
This lesson focuses on the importance of airplanes in today’s society. Airplanes of all shapes and sizes are used for hundreds of different reasons, including recreation, commercial business, public transportation, and delivery of goods, among many others. From transporting people to crop-dusting, our society and our economy have come to depend on airplanes. Students will discuss their own experiences with airplanes and learn more about the role of airplanes in our world.
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Shaping Tastes: attitude campaigns and persuasion as tools of public policy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Claus Offe | Current debates on “nudges” reflect the decline of traditional tools of policy implementation. This talk explores policy tools – ranging from paternalist manipulation to moral suasion and participatory schemes – that aim at shaping social behaviour. Claus Offe is a professor of theories of the state at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. Ken Shadlen is a professor in development studies in the Department of International Development at LSE. Credits: To
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