CuraÁao
CuraÁao is a computer program that simulates the sterile insect release method (SIRM) of pest population suppression, first conceived by E. F. Knipling (1955). The user can investigate the effects of several variables on the effectiveness of the method and discover what happens when some of the basic assumptions of the model are relaxed or violated in some way. The user should gain some understanding of the sorts of things that complicate the application of the technique in situations that are
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Vanished in the Fog: Ethel Reed, the Beautiful Poster Lady
William Peterson discusses Ethel Reed. Speaker Biography: William S. Peterson was, until his retirement in 2004, professor of English at the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of fourteen books (several of them about William Morris and his Kelmscott Press) and is a freelance book designer. He has also edited two academic journals, Browning Institute Studies and Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. Currently he and his wife Sylvia are compiling a census of all known
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All that Glitters...
This Ocean Explorer lesson plan (PDF) explores the questions: What colors, if any, are visible down in the deep sea? What is bioluminescence? Students will learn about white light (visible light), the quantity and quality of light as related to ocean depth, the difference in water penetration between red light and blue light, bioluminescent organisms, the color of most bioluminescent light, and why organisms bioluminesce. The lesson plan includes background information and keywords, a list of ma
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Medicine Games: MRI
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, represents a breakthrough in medical diagnostics and research. Worldwide, more than 60 million investigations with MRI are performed each year. In 2003, this imaging technique was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis
This activity describes the technique of preparing latitude-longitude based data so it can be imported into a geographic information system (GIS). The chapter describes the steps to create a map to display data and guides users through some basic geographic analyses. The focus of the chapter's case study is earthquake prediction. Users download and format near real-time and historical earthquake data from the USGS. They import the data into ArcVoyager Special Edition GIS software, and analyze pa
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Learning Domains or Bloom's Taxonomy
This website provides an explanation of Bloom's Taxonomy for the three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. The cognitive domain involves knowledge and the development of intellectual skills, the affective domain deals with emotion, and the psychomotor domain includes physical movement, coordination, and use of motor-skills. This site presents a compilation of Bloom's Taxonomy in a table that divides the three domains into subdivisions, going from the simplest learning beh
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The Nile of New England
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the people of the Deerfield and their relationship with the land as illustrated through changes in lifestyles, economy, and governance? This curriculum is a semester-long course and is comprised of three units: 1. The Colonial Period 1680 – 1720 2. The Federal Period 1780-1820 3. The Progressive Era 1880-1920 Features of the Course: • The course features an inquiry-based curriculum, based on constructivist learning theory. • Students will le
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A Virtual Learning Environment for Doing Business on the Internet
The power of the new Communication and Information Technologies influences human life and economy so deeply that makes all of us learners both as individuals and members of (real or virtual) learning communities and learning organisations in a learning society. Looking back at the communication and information technology history we could clearly observe that the main attention of researchers and technologists has been gradually moved from hardware to software, next - to human-computer interface,
Author(s): Nikolov Roumen,Stefanov Krassen

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Bahraini Shi'ites protest at US embassy
Shi'ites protesting at the U.S. embassy in Bahrain are greeted with doughnuts and an invitation to talk.
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Computer Enhanced Learning in Biology
This chapter introduces biology instructors to computer assisted learning through the development and use of locally-authored biology software (courseware). The selection of authoring software (authoring languages), approaches to the development of courseware, and courseware programs are presented and discussed. Specific courseware programs on a variety of biological topics are presented for viewing, examination, and evaluation. A questionnaire that may be used to evaluate courseware is presente
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Symba: a Framework to Support Collective Activities in an Educational Context
Symba is a Web-based framework designed to support collective activities in a learning context. It has been constructed with a double objective, (1) make students explicitly work out their organization and (2) provide tailorability features to allow the students to decide about the tools and resources they want to be accessible in order to achieve the tasks they have defined. Symba dissociates an “organizational level” and an “activity level”. The organization level allows students to organi
Author(s): Betbeder Marie-Laure,Tchounikine Pierre

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Crystalluria and its possible significance. A patient-control study.
The significance of crystalluria in the diagnosis and prognosis of urolithiasis remains a controversial subject in the current urological literature. In this study, in addition to the standard urolithiasis clinical and biochemical work-up,routine urine microscopy was performed to study crystals in 1 fresh and 2 stored morning urine samples from 140 urinary stone patients and 42 controls. Crystalluria was more frequently detected in patients (9.3% of the fresh samples)than in controls (2%). Stori
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Can kindergarten children be successfully involved in probabilistic tasks?
This paper describes a classroom teaching experiment, concerning the concept of probability, with children aged 5 in a kindergarten school. The teaching experiment was based on constructivist and interactionist theories about the learning of school mathematics and lasted one month. The collection of the information was based on the tape-recorded interviews with the children (each child was interviewed prior to the research program, at the end of the program and one month later) and the videotape
Author(s): Kafoussi Sonia

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Virology
An articulate presentation that includes several engage produced units that provide scripted photographic illustrations of techniques used in virology. The techniques covered are: Plaque assay of Herpes Simplex virus; Neutralisation of virus infectivity as a means of virus identification; Assay of T4 Bacteriophage by the Agar Layer technique; Haemagglutination/Haemagglutination Inhibition test. Each of the engage interactions can be accessed individually if required once unzipped. A help file is
Author(s): Dr John Heritage and Dr Sue Bickerdike, University

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Visite de l'institut de l'Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

UTLS au Lycée en partenariat avec La tête au carré

Visite de l'institut de l'Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris


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Progrès technique et inégalités (video)

Le progrès technique génère-t-il des inégalités, comme peuvent le suggérer certains discours à la mode sur la fin du travail et la fracture digitale? Sur longue période, il n'en est rien. Depuis le dix-neuvième siècle, le progrès technique a permis une hausse spectaculaire du niveau de vie, et l'inégalité entre individus dans les pays industrialisés a progressivement diminué. Mais, depuis les années 1970, un phénomène inquiétant est apparu aux Etats-Unis et dans d'autres p
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Lissa Doumani and Hiro Sone, "A Visual Guide to Making Sushi at Home"
Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani are the chef-proprietors of two prominent Bay Area restaurants: Terra, in Napa Valley, and Ame, in San Francisco. both perennial recipients of Michelin stars, as well as the SF Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants list. The husband and wife team have just released their newest book, A Visual Guide to Sushi-Making at Home. Hiro, who is often described as the chef who "does fusion right," straddles the fine dining traditions of his native Japan and Western food; together,
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24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT)
Subject examines classic texts from the history of Western moral philosophy, and their answers to the question of what is the best way to live. These texts include works by Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, and J. S. Mill. Among the questions that arise are: What is it to have a good life? How important is moral integrity, personal happiness, individual autonomy, and self expression, if one is to live in the best way that one can? Emphasis on close analysis and the evaluation of philosophica
Author(s): Haslanger, Sally Anne

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The Implications of Synthetic Biology
There’s no mistaking Drew Endy’s profession: “I like to make things -- that’s what I do.” From his engineer’s perspective, the slow and painful methods of bioengineering demand a solution. Endy hopes to refine the tools necessary to move the field forward. “We’re going from looking at the living world as only c
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Numbers, Words and Colors
Tools developed by Martin Wattenberg and his associate Fernanda Viégas, have changed the way people look at and use visualizations, by empowering and equipping users with the methodology needed to ask different questions. Wattenberg, whose background is in math and computer science, asks how the humanities have influenced th
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