ISS Update: Weekly Recap for August 17, 2012
The International Space Station Weekly Recap for Aug. 13-17, 2012.
Space Campers Speak With Astronaut Mike Fossum
From NASA's International Space Station Mission Control Center, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum participates in a Digital Learning Network (DLN) event with students at a space camp at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (Camp KSC) in Florida. The DLN connects students and teachers with NASA experts and education specialists using online communication technologies like video/web conferencing and webcasting. Register for free, interactive events listed in the catalog or watch the webcasts. http://
Smokey Visits Station Flight Control Room
Smokey Bear celebrated his 68th birthday with a special visit to the International Space Station Flight Control Room at Johnson Space Center in Houston. On May 14, Smokey went where no bear had gone before when Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and the Expedition 31 crew chose a plush Smokey doll to be the team's launch mascot.
Breakingviews: A future for foreigners at Chinese banks?
Aug. 9 - With Chinese lenders wanting to build business abroad, and Western bankers hungry for mainland jobs, it seemed like an ideal match. But some expats are finding out the grass in China isn't so green.
China's murder trial of the decade kicks off
Aug. 9 - The trial of Gu Kailai, wife of purged politician Bo Xilai, began today. Experts expect a guilty verdict in a speedy trial that has shown little signs of judicial independence.
London sets its sights on post-Olympic stock market gold
Aug. 9 - Recent history shows that the stock market of Olympic Games host nations consistently outperforms the world average the calendar year after the event. Can Britain's FTSE continue this trend in 2013?
Breakingviews: Safe havens looking riskier
Aug. 9 - A euro rally and rising yields on U.S. treasuries suggest the downside for safe havens is growing, and riskier assets look like the better bet, says Reuters Breakingviews' Robert Cole.
Market Pulse: The 5-year crisis surprise winners and losers
Aug. 9 - It's 5 years to the day the world financial crisis really erupted. How have financial assets performed in that time? Some obvious ones - gold soared, Greek stocks collapsed - but some surprises too.
U.S. Morning Call: Knight's losses could have been worse-WSJ
Aug. 9 - Knight Capital held about $7 billion of stocks at one point on Wednesday last week when its software broke down, revealing Knight's problems could have been much worse.
Holiday hiring expected to fall
Nov 4 - FedEx, Toys R Us, and Best Buy, among others, are adding temporary workers to help during the busy holiday season, but some companies are planning to hire fewer temporary employees than in the past. Jill Bennett reports.
Pride Parade 2012 and the Empty Closet
Rocky and friends participate for the second year running in Rochester's Gay Pride Parade. This year, marchers also handed out facsimilies of the first issue of The Empty Closet and the University's new Diversity brochure. The Empty Closet, one of the country's longest-running LGBT publications, was started by members of a UR student group, the Rochester Gay Liberation Front, and first distributed in 1971. Access the online archive at http://www.lib.rochester.edu/index.cfm?PAGE=4769
ISS Update: Art Thomason Discusses the Aug. 20 Russian Spacewalk -- 08.17.12
NASA Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean talks with Spacewalk Officer Art Thomason inside the Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center. Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko are scheduled to conduct a 6.5 hour spacewalk on Monday, Aug. 20.
The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence
This video demonstrates how The Daily Five works in a second grade classroom. The Literacy program has been modified a bit for her classroom, but is pretty much true to the book. She tells what all 5 stations are and how what they look like. Although this features second grade, the centers are the same for all elementary and activities could easily be modified for other grade levels. This program is meant to be used over an entire year so that student progress can be moni
Science Bulletins: Malaria—Natural Selection and New Medicine
The malaria parasite and its human hosts are locked in an evolutionary arms race. The parasite kills more than a million people every year. Humans fight back with gradual genetic adaptation and better drugs. The parasite then adapts to evolve drug resistance. Watch as immunologist Dyann Wirth and her team at the Harvard School of Public Health study the evolutionary adaptations of Senegalese people and their malaria parasites in the field and in the lab. The scientists are seeking signs of natur
Profile: James Webster
Dr. James Webster investigates how the volatiles water, fluorine, chlorine, sulfur, and carbon dioxide influence the formation of metallic ore deposits, and how these volatiles lead to volcanic eruptions. He is interested in determining how ore deposits form via late-stage magmatic and mineralizing processes in ore metal-rich magmas. Other research, with Museum colleagues, on sulfur, chlorine, and water provides information on the nature of gases released during explosive volcanism at Augustine
Campaña de Día de Muertos (Catrina) 2007 - Televisa
Aquí tienen un comercial de Televisa, de la campaña 2007 Catrina, en dónde muestra las costumbres del Día de Muertos. El comercial se compone de la tradición de celebrar a nuestros familiares o amigos que ya no están con nosotros. (.21)
The Rumble in the Jungle, 1974
In this video clip, travel back in time to 1974 and listen to Muhammad Ali talk about his upcoming "Rumble in the Jungle" bout with George Foreman. (1:56)
Ball Toss Questioning: Reviewing Vocabulary Words
This is a quick video that shows a fun game of questioning about vocabulary. In this session, the teacher focuses on asking the students antonyms of their vocabulary words. This activity could be easily modified to fit any elementary classroom. (00:48)
LeBron Asks: Why Does Sweating Cool You Down? - Khan Academy
LeBron asks Sal why sweating helps cool the body down. (05:41)
Chefs at Google: Gail Simmons
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