Changing the World: Kate Remley
Oregon State University alum Kate Remley is making the world a better place. She is currently working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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Pulitzer Center at DC Environmental Film Festival 2011: Panel Discussion
Part 5 of 5. Panel discussion with Katherine Bliss, Director of the Global Water Policy Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and filmmakers Stephen Sapienza, Rhett Turner, Jonathan Wickham and Fred de Sam Lazaro follows screening. Moderated by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer.
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Holiday bookings up in Europe
Thomas Cook reports strong growth in holiday bookings in Germany and Northern Europe - although the UK order intake slows as a result of continued economic uncertainties.
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Tsunami destroys Japan fortress town
A huge sea wall fails to prevent the March 11 tsunami from sweeping away a Japanese fishing town.
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Conscience et cerveau - Galina Iakimova

Une conférence de l'UTLS au Lycée

Conscience et cerveau par Galina Iakimova

Lycée Costebelle (83 Hyères)


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Identité et communautarisme - Guillaume Dupont

Une conférence de l'UTLS au Lycée

Identité et communautarisme par Guillaume Dupont (philosophe)

Lycée Eugène Ionesco (92130 Issy les Moulineaux)


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Learning from the Fossil Record
Another interesting and helpful resource from the University of California Berkeley Museum of Paleontology is the Learning from the Fossil Record Web site. Educators will find a list of over twenty fossil related classroom activities presented by different authors with titles such as Building a Topographic Model, Determining the Age Of Rocks and Fossils, Fossilization and Adaptation, the Dinosaur Body Structure, Microfossils, and other interesting subjects. The detailed descriptions include ever
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Raptor Center: Lesson Plans for Teachers
From the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center, this website contains 16 lesson plans designed for fourth to eighth grade students. The multidisciplinary, hands-on lessons address the lives of ospreys, ecological systems, predator-prey relationships, migration, different habitats, macroinvertebrates, human-environment relationships, and more. Lesson plans include learning objectives, vocabulary lists, materials needed, lesson background information, activity descriptions, extension ideas, and
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Access To Space
Access To Space is a Web site created by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It is partly used by individuals and businesses interested in putting something into orbit, but it is also a very large and growing information source. The Mission Design section has a database of missions (both in progress and underway) and access mode information about various launch vehicles. It prompts for registration, but visitors can log in as guests. The Tech Space and Jump Space sections have many links to aero
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Broad Institute: Resources for the Scientific Community
From the Broad Institute--a research alliance of Harvard University, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology--this website makes a variety of genomic resources publicly available to researchers. The site links to Genome Sequence Databases under the following categories: Fungal, Vertebrate Lineage, Bacterium, Mammalian, and Archaebacterium. Examples of software available through the site include Locusview 2.0: A Program for Generating Images
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Ecological Flora of the British Isles at the University of York
This botanical database, offered through the University of York with support from the British Ecological Society and the Natural Environment Research Council, contains data for over 1700 species found in the British Isles. Users have a number of search options with this database, including searches by plant taxonomy (both scientific and common name searches possible), ecological and morphological characteristic, and plant diseases and pests. All search options -- excluding common name -- use pla
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Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
A participant in the U.S. space program since the 1950s, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado conducts research in atmospheric and planetary sciences, develops space instrumentation, and creates computer information systems. Through the extensive Tour, visitors can learn about LASP's assistance in unmanned robot spacecraft missions and its involvement in the International Solar Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) program. Students can read about experiment
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Fibre Optics Technology
As part of the Flexible Learning on the Internet initiative, this Web page gives a very descript overview of fiber optics technology. The site covers everything from fiber optics manufacturing to its technological capabilities. Several basic equations that govern fiber optics properties and operation are mentioned, but the material is not overly mathematical. It explains how light travels through the cable as a signal and how a fiber's structure effects the propagation of light. Three video clip
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Data Products at COAPS
Florida State University's Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) (last mentioned in the February 28, 2001 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) provides a wealth of information on its Data Products at COAPS Web site. Visitors have access to scatterometry, ocean surface meteorology fluxes, and ocean psuedostress products, among others. The site also contains relevant publications and research information for those interested.
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National Wetlands Research Center: Library Digital Collection
The National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) "is a source and clearinghouse of science information about wetlands in the United States and the world for fellow agencies, private entities, academia, and the public at large." The NWRC Library Digital Collection contains an abundance of technical reports in pdf format spanning the last couple decades from such institutions as the US Fish and Wildlife Service; the USGS Biological Resources Division; and the National Biological Service. The site also
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Absolutely Astronomy
The earth's diameter is 12,756.3 km and its revolution period is 1 year. You probably knew the last fact, but most likely not the first. The Web site Absolutely Astronomy can provide this and a large amount of other facts about planets, moons, stars, constellations, messier objects, nebulas, and galaxies. Visitors can browse via the pull-down menus or search by a particular question. The basic information provided on each topic is not extensive by any means, but for those interested in "just the
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Earth’s Timeline
Provided by MSNBC News Web site, the Earth’s Timeline interactive activity chronicles the history of the earth. The main page describes how radiometric dating and fossils have been used to develop the contemporary geologic timescale. Users can click on one of four major geologic time divisions, including the Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic, to get specific information on the individual subdivisions of geologic time and to see how the continents have shifted. These sections then t
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