Surprise drop for UK GDP
Britain's economy suffered a shock 0.5 percent contraction in the last three months of 2010 according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.
This teacher-created video contains students' illustrations of the literal meanings of idioms. The idioms and their meanings appear in print at the bottom of each illustration. Lively music plays in the background. Examples of idioms include "spill the beans," "bite the hand that feeds you," and "in the doghouse." Some of the text on the screen is difficult to read in places. (0:50)
Does Faith Matter for Human Morality?
The global revival of religion has raised fundamental questions about its role in politics and its claim that it serves as a principle of identity, indispensable to the continuing survival of communities. This series brings together leading thinkers and scholars to encourage discussion and debate on this crucial contemporary theme. Professor Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic studies and public understanding, and director, Centre for the Study of Islam, University of Glasgow.
Helicopter spins like a maple seed
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20045-spinning-seeds-inspire-singlebladed-helicopters.html See a new helicopter design that copies a maple seed
Should Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling?
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importance = importanza
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intelligence = intelligenza
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important = importante
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China's migrants may stay home
China's 150 million migrant workers head home for the Chinese New Year, and may stay home to work for companies relocating to cheaper inland locations.
122: Innovation or imitation in China and India?
How do Asia's emerging giants measure on the innovation scale and can they shake off their reputation for imitation rather than innovation?
The Hydrogen Economy: preparing the world for a new energy era and the third industrial revolution
This lecture critically examines the fossil fuel era and its consequences for industrial civilisation. It explores the nexus of politics, society and business and the massive potential for industry and capital investment. It also considers the future of renewable energy and the hydrogen economy, and how an integrated infrastructure and energy regime can be created in Europe.
Egypt's Day of Wrath:
Georgetown professors Adel Iskandar and Tamim Al-Barghouti gave a 360 assessment of the state of play of the Egyptian protests.
1907-03-31: Mrs. Sage Is Leader On the City Tax Lists
This image is a newspaper clipping comparing Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage's property tax assessment to those of other wealthy New York residents.
The Future of Sudanese Civil Society, North and South
Part 6 of the 2011 Sudan in Transition? Southern Independence, Conflict and Reconciliation Symposium. This podcast is part 6 of Addressing the Past, Preparing for the Future: War Crimes, Reconciliation and Human Rights section of the symposium
Dr. Ronald Zupko on The Difference Network at Marquette University
At a recent event for Marquette administrators, Dr. Ronald Zupko delivered his famous lecture — widely known by students as the "Rat Lecture" — which details the spread of the Bubonic Plague and how it disrupted trading systems during medieval times.
Guessing on the SAT Test? Don't do it!
A discussion of what is probably the most common piece of irrational
SAT prep advice: "eliminate and guess." Never guess on the SAT Test.
LabCollector LIMS - Building your own customized LabCollector Module
LabCollector can help you store, manage and share your lab information like samples, cells, plasmids, primers... This video shows how to create customized module in LabCollector to store any data. Visit www.LabCollector.com to see all LabCollector features. More than a database, it includes a storage manager, a stock/order manager tool, a barcode editor/tracker, bioinformatics tools and many more.
Fundamentals of Business Analysis
This course is designed to give people new to the business analyst role or those who supervise business analysts a basic understanding of the functions and business impact of this role. The course provides a special focus on business analysis functions as they relate to the development of information technology solutions and the business analysis project life cycle. Course topics include the role of the business analyst, gathering and documenting user requirements, modeling the business, busines
The Life of Shakespeare
This student made video talks about the life of William Shakespeare. Unfortunately, there is not very much information on the great poet. The complete works of Shakespeare are widely considered to be the greatest stories and text ever recorded in the history of the written word. Lets take a brief look into the man behind the plays and learn a little about this artistic genius. (3:22)
First 3D images of the sun
NASA has released for the very first time on Sunday images that show the complete surface of the Sun. Jon Decker reports.
Crowds react to Mubarak announcement
Thousands in Cairo's Tahrir square react to the announcement by President Hosni Mubarak that he is to transfer powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman.