Science Nation - Metal Foam
By: nsf New material absorbs seven to eight times the energy absorbed by similar foams. Mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Afsaneh Rabiei set out to make a material as light as aluminum and stronger than stainless steel. Her goal was to create something that could be used in products that would save lives, save energy and eventually save money, all at the same time. For more information, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp
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How to Use "Storyjumper" (Make Your Own Children's Book)
This video takes a look at how easy it can be to make your very own children's book using StoryJumper.com. There are lots of backgrounds and images to choose from. There is also an editing tool where you can change size and copy images. You can add text boxes and upload your own photos. This is a great resource to enhance technology instruction and use in the classroom. (6:05)
Skolkovo Tech Director of Student Affairs Bram Caplan, Director of Student Affairs at Skolkovo Tech, speaks about students.
Bram Caplan, Director of Student Affairs at Skolkovo Tech, speaks about students.
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Para evitar algún contagio del virus de influenza porcina, es necesario saber que medidas de higiene tomar. (1:23)
Science Bulletins:More Species, Better Water?
Biodiversity benefits humankind in many ways: it can inspire medical innovation, boost human health, and even process waste. Now, an experiment by a University of Michigan scientist suggests that biodiversity can help clear human-caused pollution from waterways.
Science Bulletins:Ocean Peaks Are Vital for Biodiversity
Biologists from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Açores University in Portugal have learned that undersea peaks, called seamounts, support a wide variety of migratory fish species. Though it's still unknown exactly why these species tend to use seamounts as stopovers on their travels, the discovery makes seamounts attractive open-ocean locations to designate as protected areas.
Science Bulletins:Archived in Ice: Rescuing the Climate Record
Follow scientist-adventurer Lonnie Thompson to the 5,670-meter-high Quelccaya ice cap in the Peruvian Andes. Thompson and his team from Ohio State University are racing to core a cylinder of 1,500-year-old ice to unravel the past climate patterns of this region - before our gradually warming climate melts this invaluable record away. By analyzing global ice cores, glaciologists like Thompson now have a well-preserved record for 150,000 years of climate history, allowing us to better predict futu
Science Bulletins:Pandas Love Old Trees
Between 2000 and 2002, the Chinese State Forestry Administration attempted to count every giant panda living in the temperate mountain forests of central China. The work revealed not only that nearly 1,600 pandas remain in the wild but also where, exactly, they reside. Although scientists have long been aware that pandas live only in isolated forest belts where bamboo grows, they were surprised to discover that pandas also prefer to live in old-growth forest—forest that has never been logged.
Venus transits the sun.
On June 5 2012, the Solar Dynamics Observatory collected images of the rarest predictable solar event--the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event lasted approximately 6 hours and happens in pairs eight years apart, which are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117. Footage courtesy of Goddard Space Center
Money, War, and 2012
Chrystia Freeland talks to Steve Clemons, the Atlantic's Washington Editor-at-Large about money, war, and the 2012 election.
Breakingviews: Germany could live with eurobills...just
June 7 - Pooling together short-term debt could help weak countries, without incurring the risk of moral hazard, says Breakingviews.
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