The House of Affects Project
The House of Affects is an experimental installation to be part of the PerFormaSpace project pursued at the University of Cambridge, UK (DIGIS) and Goldsmiths College London, U.C.L. (Digital Studios), currently partially funded by Arts&Business East 2006, in collaboration with Econavate, UK who will provide their technical expertise in fabrication using recycled materials. This paper presents project-specific information and theoretical discussion on the design process and the computational meth
Ode To Avalanche
Winner of Best Short Film at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, "Ode to Avalanche" is director Ken Bailey's homage to both the terrifying beauty of killer avalanches and the sublime power of Beethoven's great "Ode to Joy."
A tour de force of adventure cinematography, Bailey placed cameras in the paths of high-mountain avalanches in the Rockies, taking the viewer literally in the path of their deadly onrush; while filming them up close from helicopters and at a di
How to Create a Balloon Kawasaki Ninja
How to Create a Balloon Kawasaki Ninja - Balloon artist Ori Livney, shows how to create a balloon Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle in this six minute video. The start is a bit distracting. It is a sophisticated work, but older students should be able to master it.
How to Twist a Balloon Part 2
This video teaches students various twists with balloons into sculptures. The video expands the basics in part one and introduces loops.
06.04.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Der deutsche Literaturnobelpreisträger Günter Grass hat Anfeindungen nach der Veröffentlichung seines Israel-kritischen Gedichts zurückgewiesen. Zugleich konstatierte er, dass in einem demokratischen Land wie Deutschland, in dem Pressefreiheit herrsche, eine gewisse Gleichschaltung der Meinung im Vordergrund stehe. In mehreren Interviews sagte de
Thomas Jefferson's Agricultural Life
When Americans visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia, they’re visiting the home of one of history’s most impassioned farmers. A tour of Monticello today reveals part of his legacy in carefully maintained gardens and grounds. It’s where this founding father performed countless experiments of his own developing new edibles. In this video clip, learn more about Thomas Jefferson and his agricultural life. (3:32)
DIY Bottlecap Necklaces snap these caps onto a washer and fabric strip
We used a 1 inch circle punch by Martha Stewart to cut out scrapbook paper. Insert paper circles into bottlecaps cover with UTEE, epoxy sticker or Glossy Accents. Glue a magnet onto the back. Snap onto your favorite necklace or bracelet with a washer. (05:48)
Domino Jewelry for Scrapbookers, Its easy, watch and see!
Here is a ten-minute tutorial to make domino jewelry with easy-to-find items.
Magazine Roll-up Crafts
Take those old magazines that are laying around and make a cool container for your desk or crafting space. (07:25)
New Weather Satellite in Orbit
The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Oct. 28, heralding a new era of climate change science and weather forecasting for the United States. (11:24)
Romeo Dallaire and Stephen Lewis on Child Soldiers
Drawing on their vast experiences and first-hand knowledge, distinguished humanitarians Senator Romeo Dallaire and Stephen Lewis, enter into a dialogue about the issues that they have committed their lives to: the eradication of the use of child soldiers and stopping the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. Their discussion, moderated by journalist Anna Maria Tremonti, was organized by PEN Canada.
Nanotechnology in medicine
Professor David Smith from The University of York talks about nanotechnology and its application to modern medicine. Topics covered include delivery of cancer drugs, tissue engineering and gene therapy. Length: 25 minutes
The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963) of the Cold War lead to the launching of several satellites to detect nuclear energy blasts. Satellites did detect blasts, not from the earth or our moon as expected, but from random places all over the sky. This segment from Swift: Eyes through Time covers the accidental discovery of gamma-ray bursts and the 30-plus years quest to understand them. (3:50)
SUNY Oswego Quest: Damaris Dunn
Student Damaris Dunn discusses her two presentations at Quest, April 18, SUNY Oswego's daylong celebration of scholarly and creative activities. She also talks about what she enjoys about Quest, which offers hundreds of presentations, posters and performances from students, faculty and staff -- all free and open to the public. For more info, visit http://www.oswego.edu/quest. Video by SUNY Oswego student Blair Adour.
Breakingviews: Facebook's insta-worry
April 10 - Jeffrey Goldfarb and Breakingviews columnists discuss the red flags for investors from Facebook's $1 bln acquisition of Instagram.
UN Ideas That Changed The World - Richard Jolly Marant
Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and co-ordinator of the UN Intellectual History Project draws on the 17-volume official history of the UN
Featured Dinner Speaker - Bob Forney
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Is There A Crisis in Public Education? Address by Diane Ravitch
On April 10, 2012, The University of Notre Dame hosted Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at New York University, for an address titled "Is There a Crisis in Public Education?" as a part of the 2011-12 Notre Dame Forum. The 2011-12 Notre Dame Forum, "Reimagining School: To Nurture the Soul of a Nation," is a yearlong discussion to explore the profound and challenging questions that shape the national debate about K--12 education, which has a dramatic impact on the future of American
Learning how to count to $1.00!
Anatomy of a Firework (Interactive)
Fireworks have changed a great deal in the 1,000 years since they were first developed in China. This interactive activity from the NOVA Web site details some of the most important chemical and structural features that allow fireworks to fly higher and burst more loudly and colorfully than ever before. Students can explore the inner anatomy of a firework through this interactive website.