The Great Climategate Debate
The hacking of emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit in November rocked the world of climate change science, energized global warming skeptics, and threatened to derail policy negotiations at Copenhagen. These panelists, who differ on the scientific implications of the released emails, generally ag
Opportunities for Reducing U.S. Transportation's Petroleum Usage and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
While the U.S. has set formidable goals around cutting oil consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, these will likely remain out of reach as long as we continue our romance with big, powerful cars, says John Heywood. This unshakeable passion, alongside the well-established habit of petroleum use, and the expanding
Contemplative Dimensions of Human Experience
In a mind-stretching talk covering the history of the planet, development of higher-order consciousness, and East-West religious practices, Trappist monk Thomas Keating claims that humanity is poised to take its next evolutionary step, to the “furthest levels of human understanding.”
Reporter’s Notebook: The U.S. in Iraq
As viewed through the eyes of two well-informed journalists and an experienced Middle East diplomat, the U.S. invasion of Iraq demonstrated a unique combination of arrogance and ignorance, and the “reconstruction” period appears a fiasco with no end in sight. Here’s a sampling of panelists’ disturbing insights and an
The Next Giant Leaps in Space Exploration
From satellite-enabled radio and TV to climate tracking, space has become a “ubiquitous capability in our lifetime,” as Edward Crawley puts it. But he also notes there is uncertainty about the future of U.S. spaceflight, which closely follows the “cadence” of political elections. AeroAstro symposium panelists bot
Climate Change in a Changing World: Meeting the Needs of Humanity and the Planet
The “dominant story of the next century” will be one of either gloom or redemption, says Steven Hamburg, depending on how humanity chooses to address climate change. To date, Earth’s inhabitants have not meaningfully acknowledged this choice. Yet Hamburg retains a streak of optimism, based on his belief that br
Institutional Perspectives on Storage
European archivists grapple with the legal obligations, civic responsibilities and future prospects of their collections, which, thanks to the Internet and other new technologies, are increasingly awash in image and sound. As William Urichhio notes, “tradition-bound institutions know what we should be gathering: feat
Technologies and Emerging Democracies: Building a Better Gatekeeper
Don’t forsake The New York Times for online media, instructs Ethan Zuckerman, because newspapers provide opportunities for learning about the world largely unavailable in the digital kingdom. Zuckerman points in particular to the “serendipity box” -- that intensely local or exotic piece that often grabs attention
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STARS: Shared Transatlantic Augmented Reality System
Since October 2000 the authors have operated a laboratory, the Shared Transatlantic Augmented Reality System (STARS), for exploring telepresence in the domestic environment. The authors, an artist and an architect, are conducting a series of experiments to test their hypotheses concerning mixed reality and supportive environments. This paper describes these hypotheses, the purpose and construction of the lab, and preliminary results from the ongoing collaboration.
One Minute Romanian - flyer
From the makers of the award-winning online language course Coffee Break Spanish comes a new range of titles aimed at busy people who want to acquire the absolute basics of a language. One Minute Languages from the Radio Lingua Network will introduce learners to a new language from scratch. The course is made up of ten lessons and covers topics including basic greetings, introducing yourself, and dealing with language problems. You’ll also learn numbers and other useful words and phrases whi
The Water Cycle
A female voice explains how the water cycle works as images and graphics are shown. All the stages in the water cycle are explained. Run time 01:47.
2013 Profile in Courage Award Ceremony - Gabby Giffords
On May 5, 2013, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was presented the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™ by Caroline Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in recognition of the political, personal, and physical courage she has demonstrated in her fearless advocacy for policy reforms aimed at reducing gun violence. Credit: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Graduate Skills is one of the series of Futures workbooks, which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to the concept of graduate job skills and enterprise, looking at which career path you decides to follow. It’s not j
Art On Wheels
In his new book, On Wings of Diesel, Jamal Elias, professor of Religious Studies, takes readers on journey through the world of Pakistani truck decoration. These ornately adorned vehicles depict all aspects of life and fuel an extensive artisanal industry. To provide a unique understanding of Pakistan's complex society, Elias explores designs and motifs in truck art, the motivations of those involved in the practice and its cultural significance. An accomplished amateur photographer, Elias illus
Laboratorio proyectual (Design Laboratory)
The concern about public space, digital graphic and a non-habitual theoretical background are the elements of an on-process research this paper relates to. The premise of the research is the current uncertain experience of both socio-cultural and physical-spatial public space in an Argentinean intermediate city. The focus is a workshop carried out to explore how forms for the public space may be designed when urban conditions are unstable, such the case of vacant areas, lost places or terrain-va
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Noun Music Video
Here is a video of a 2nd grade class singing a noun Song. The lyrics define a noun and show words and images of nouns in the slide show.
Learn English Through Song - Prepositional Phrases
This is an unusual way to teach prepositions. The insructor intended this video for ESL learners, but others can learn from it as well. There is no commentary--just the song with explanatory captions at the bottom. The song used is A Horse With No Name by the group America.
How is Music Learning Celebrated and Developed?
This review has been written by Professor Welch and Pauline Adams, two eminent music educationalists from the Institute of Education, University of London. It is a thorough review of a number of important challenges facing music education in the 21st century, and a useful summary of related national and international research evidence. It will be a useful source of information for those undertaking a period of initial teacher training or for those commencing a piece of music education research.