Jupiter:  Earth's Shield
More than 155 planets have been found outside of our solar system since the first extra-solar planet was identified in 1995. The search has long been heavily biased towards finding massive planets with short orbits. Now, to find an Earth-like planet, scientists are looking for a planetary setup that is similar to our own, in which a Jupiter-like planet lies a good distance away from its sun. This video segment adapted from NOVA explores how the arrangement of planets in our solar system may have
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Astronaut Shannon Walker Sponsors Video Contest for Greater Houston Area Students
Post Video Response—NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is hosting a video competition for students in the greater Houston area. The competition will begin Thursday, April 1, and continue through Friday, May 14, 2010. Students participating in this unique competition must answer Walkers question, Why should the United States explore space? The answer must be recorded on video and posted to YouTube at the following link, www.youtube.com/reelnasa. Walker is asking students to be as creative as pos
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Brian Greene: The Search For Hidden Dimensions
Brian Greene explains how extra dimensions may solve several problems in physics, and gives his stance on the possibility of a "multi-verse". To learn more about String Theory, watch Brian Greene's "The Elegant Universe" on NOVA: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/ Also see Brian Greene's book on String Theory "The Elegant Universe": http://www.amazon.com/Elegant-Universe-Superstrings-Dimensions-Ultimate/dp/0375708111/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274165084&sr=8-1 Or Brian Greene's book o
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"Amoretti: One day I wrote her name upon the strand" by Edmund Spenser (poetry reading)
Amoretti, in painting, are plump naked little boys reprenting Eros or Cupid. Here it means small tokens of love. The poem was written in 1594, one of a series called Amoretti. You can read the others here: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/spenser1.html You can read about Edmund Spencer and find his other works here: http://reference.findtarget.com/search/Edmund%20Spenser/ One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and washed it away: Again I write it with a second hand,
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Trailer: The Search For Life: Are We Alone? (Narrated by Harrison Ford)
The American Museum of Natural History is launching a double feature of the Museum's space shows as part of the year-long celebration commemorating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space. The double feature includes the Museum's first two space shows: "Passport to the Universe" (narrated by Tom Hanks), which launches visitors on a thrilling trip through space and time; and "The Search For Life: Are We Alone?" (narrated by H
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Mass grave for Merapi volcano dead
Local Indonesian authories hold a funeral for victims of Mount Merapi's first eruption even as a second is underway.
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Joseph Lorenzo Hall: "War Stories from Technology Policy" | Talks at Google
Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Chief Technologist at The Center for Democracy & Technology, works on issues of technology policy and digital rights. In this talk Joseph will take you through a technical report he coordinated, authored by twenty of the world's top computer security and cryptography experts. He'll talk about the doubt cast this September when documents leaked by Edward Snowden exposed a systematic effort by the U.S. National Security Agency to subvert encryption software, hardware, standard
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Authors@Google: Jonathan Bender
There are 62 LEGO bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a master model builder for The LEGO Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks. What is it about the ubiquitous, brightly colored toys that makes them so hard for everyone to put down? In search of answers and adventure, Jonatha
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8.4 Hinduism in eastern India: religion in Calcutta

The Hinduism of Bengal, as in other regions of India with their own languages and distinctive historical traditions, has absorbed and retained many local elements which make it peculiarly the Hinduism of Bengal. The city of Calcutta has exerted its own considerable influence upon the surrounding region. Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal, was founded in 1690 originally as a British trading post on the Hugli, a stretch of the Ganges (or Ganga), a river sacred to Hindus (see Author(s): No creator set

7.3 ‘Insiders’ and ‘outsiders’

The claim that it is possible to study religion adequately from a disinterested position has been hotly debated. Can the understanding of the observer achieve the same level of insight and authority as the participant in a religion? No serious student of religion can avoid confronting this question.

The ‘outsider’ cannot escape depending to an extent upon insights from ‘insiders’ when studying a particular religion. An ‘outsider’ who has never been through a p
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The Faculty Search Process: The Art and Science of Selecting Outstanding Faculty
A panel discussion with leading scholars about the faculty search process at research institutions for Harvard faculty. Opening remarks precede panel.
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Big Dudee Roo Performs at The Moral Ground Town Hall Meeting
Local band, Big Dudee Roo, performs at The Moral Ground Town Hall Meeting, held at GRCC.
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The Future of Aid: changing paradigms and challenges in 2010 at ANU
Dr Patrick Kilby, Dr Colin Filer and Professor Stephen Howes take part in this discussion entitled 'The Future of Aid: changing paradigms and challenges in 2010', at The Australian National University on 12 October, 2010. The rise of China as a major aid donor has challenged the very relevance of Australian aid operations. Particularly, Papua New Guinea has been embracing China's dominance as a way to remove itself from Australian Aid. Further, the backlash against the IMF and its structural ad
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Esther Burstein describes the humiliation and abuse of her grandfather in the local synagogue
Esther Burstein describes the humiliation and abuse of her grandfather in the local synagogue. The testimonies were prepared by the "Kiddush Hashem Archives" in Bnei Brak with the cooperation of the Testimonies Collection Department in Yad Vashem.
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Paul Grabowsky: The complete musician, at ANU
Mr Paul Grabowsky, founder of the Australian Art Orchestra gives this lecture entitled 'the complete musician' at The Australian National Univerisity on the 14 October 2010. Mr Paul Grabowsky challenges tertiary music educators to reflect on their current practice and consider how effective it is in actually preparing students for the careers they will now enter on graduation. Recognised as Australia's pre-eminent jazz pianist with over 26 recordings to his name, Mr Grabowsky is regarded as on
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Volcano unleashes deadly eruption
Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupts again with renewed ferocity, killing 65 people and blanketing surrounding areas in white ash.
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Rails rumble2010
It’s for ShanghaiOnRails local event and I present my experience of Rails Rumble 2010 with IMGateway project. http://railsrumble.com/teams/this-we-can-have
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Universal Subtitles
Universal Subtitles is a software project and online community that's building the world's simplest subtitling tool. Subtitles and captions are crucial for translation, accessibility and search. But until now, there's been no easy open resource for subtitling -- locking online video behind language barriers and obstacles for the hearing and vision impaired.Created by Miro and the Participatory Culture Foundation and supported by Mozilla Drumbeat, Universal Subtitles is a simple subtitling tool a
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UK: a nation of digital shop keepers
An independant report commissioned by US search engine Google and carried out by Boston Consulting Group, shows the internet is worth £100 bln to the British economy and an estimated 7.2 percent of GDP.
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China fast food firms fry up success
Western fast food dominates the China market, but local firms are catching up and will overtake them, says consulting firm Access Asia.
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