Life on an Island: Early Settlers Off the Rock-Bound Coast of Maine
examines the difficult lives and environment of everyday people on several of the 5,000 islands off the coast of Maine. It features stories about family life and includes a business ledger, personal journal, and other documents.
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Frederic Remington: The Color of Night
Frederic Remington (1861–1909) has long been celebrated as one of the most gifted interpreters of the American West. Initially, his western images appeared as illustrations in popular journals. As he matured, however, Remington turned his attention away from illustration, concentrating instead on painting and sculpture. About 1900 he began a series of paintings that took as their subject the color of night. Before his premature death in 1909 at age forty-eight, Remington completed more than se
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Nanoelectronics 101
Semiconductor device technology has transformed our world by making possible supercomputers, personal computers, cell phones, ipods, and much more that we now take for granted. Moore's Law observes that the number of transistors (the basic building blocks of electronic systems) per electronic chip doubles ...
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Oedipus the King: Personal Letter-Writing Assignment
Students will work in groups to evaluate the personality of various characters from "Oedipus the King". Each student will write two personal letters in the role of one character from the play responding to the events of the play and the various relationships within it.
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Life Social Sciences Slide Show
Students will use photos to create a slideshow of their life. They will plan a presentation based on significant episodes of their life and describe their personal experiences in writing.
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Personal Preparedness Planning For Public Health Workers
Public health workers need to understand and implement basic concepts of personal preparedness planning so that they can function effectively as public health emergency responders in a post-9/11 world. These basic preparedness strategies can be applied to meet a broad range of public health emergency response challenges, including - but not limited to - acts of terrorism. Personal Preparedness Planning provides a practical introduction to these concepts that is tailored to the needs of public he
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The Art of Science Advice to Policy Makers: Lessons from the U.S. National Academies
In this installment of the Bloomberg Leadership Series, Dr. Fineberg shares the personal experiences and professional insights that have informed his leadership style and his approach to formulating sound and persuasive policy recommendations.
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Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds
In this activity students observe and sketch clouds, describing their forms. They initially generate descriptions of a personal nature and then move toward building a more scientific vocabulary. They then correlate their descriptions with the standard classifications using the ten cloud types identified for GLOBE. Each student develops a personal cloud booklet to be used in conjunction with the GLOBE Cloud Chart. . The intended outcome is that students will be able to identify cloud types using
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Driving Through Geologic Time - An analogy
This activity uses an analogy to illustrate the scale of geologic time and our limited view of the Earth's history. It relates the history of the Earth to a drive across the country. The drive is 4560 km (rough distance between Washington D.C. and Seattle), with 1 km equaling one million years of Earth's history. This analogy is used by the author as a springboard to talk about the limits of our personal perceptions and experiences when making conclusions. Learning goals, context for use, teachi
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Earthquake Shaking and Damage
This homework exercise is designed to familiarize students with earthquake shaking, acceleration, intensity and hazards, including the quantitative measurement of these properties. Students analyze real earthquake data to determine the damage to their homes. By using students' own homes, they see the impacts of shaking, hazard, and intensity in a more personal, connected way. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
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Scientific Inquiry
In this exercise, students examine several components of reasoning with the purpose of helping the student see how these are used in developing a personal problem solving technique. The students work through three exercises: determining an object in a sealed box, identifying a series of unknown household ...
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Using Handheld Wireless Computers to Increase Interactivity and Collaborative Learning in Large Clas
We conducted a pilot study to determine the effectiveness of wireless, handheld computers in fostering active and collaborative learning in lecture-based teaching. We compared the capabilities of the largest type of handheld, the Jornada 820, to that of the smallest, a Handspring Visor "personal digital assistant." This article describes our use of the handhelds in a variety of classroom exercises, emphasizing wireless internet access. We explain our successes, problems, and proposed solutions.
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Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion
This Web site, created to complement a AMNH exhibition, explores the third largest religion in the world, Hinduism. It includes the following sections:Elements of Hindu Devotion -- an in-depth look at worship in the home, community worship, temple worship, processionals, ephemeral shrines and images, sacred acts, and renunciation. Portraits of Worship -- a collection of eight annotated photographs that shows the personal shrines of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains in and around New York. Resources -- a
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Mono on Raspberry Pi?

In our Hardware Friday posts, we usually focus on some kind of .NET Micro Framework compatible hardware, like Netduino, etc.

Yet one of the new hardware platforms that's generating a good deal of excitement is the Raspberry Pi, which runs Linux ARM distros. So what is a C#, .NET dev to do?

Bruno Terkaly is working on an MSDN Magazine article on just that. W
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"Pippin the Musical" | Talks at Google
Join members from the Broadway cast of Pippin for a performance and Q&A moderated by Mark Douglas from YouTube's Nextlab (The Key of Awesome and Barely Political) and Alan Seales. Video Direction by David Rosenberg Audio by Jordan Adamson Produced by Lee Stimmel
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Personality and values
Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. 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 help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
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Research Methodologies
It is expected that Students who take part in this course have completed almost all courses of their MSc and are about to start on their Master Orientation project, their Literature Study or MSc thesis depending on their chosen MSC track. It is of little value to take this course early, so please plan accordingly! Course Contents The aim of the course is to be a research-driven preparation for the aerospace engineering MSc thesis in the final year of the MSc. It will help you prepare for the
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From zero to hero -- Richard Webb -- Nothing event
Mathematics would be nowhere without nothing. Richard Webb explains just how much zero matters -- ever tried dividing MCDXL by XII? -- taking us on a journey that begins in ancient Babylonia. Watch the other videos from this event to join the team from New Scientist and our of guest speakers for an entertaining evening of amazing insights into nothingness. Find out now nothing shapes the world around us, from the importance of zero to how a few words can kill to understanding the big bang. 13
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Flu pandemic: how prepared are we?
In this podcast Professor Robert Dingwall, Director of the 'Institute of Science and Society' at the University of Nottingham, and a member of the UK government’s Department of Heath committee on the ethical aspects of pandemic influenza, discusses the causes and potential impact of a flu pandemic on the UK. In particular, examining how prepared the UK government is to cope with the medical and social impacts of a flu pandemic, and what steps we can take as individuals to protect ourse
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Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
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