Markets cheer 2012
Jan. 3 - Summary of business headlines: New Year's cheer for stock markets on encouraging data; Starbucks hiking prices. Bobbi Rebell reports.
U.S. Day Ahead: Auto sales need more gas
Jan. 3 - Reuters Auto Correspondent Bernie Woodall says U.S. vehicle sales are set to rise nine percent in December, but mainly due to customers delaying their purchases.
GOP candidates make their final pitches in Iowa
Jan. 3 - GOP candidates continue whirlwind campaigning during the final hours leading up to the Iowa caucuses as voters mull which of several choices to support. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Golden Globe nominated silent movie The Artist premieres in Germany.
Jan. 03 - French actor and comedian Jean Dujardin attends the German premiere in Berlin of the silent movie "The Artist," nominated for six Golden Globes, with director Michel Hazanavicius dreaming about an Oscar and expressing surprise about the film's succes.
Gloom, Doom, and Optimism Marc Faber is a market analyst and publisher of the "Gloom, Boom and Doom Report" newsletter. As you may have gathered from that title, he's rather pessimistic about the economy. (He's also been very accurate concerning economic trends over his career.) But he really dropped jaws recently when he made the following statement on CNBC: I am a great optimist in l
Marc Faber is a market analyst and publisher of the "Gloom, Boom and Doom Report" newsletter. As you may have gathered from that title, he's rather pessimistic about the economy. (He's also been very accurate concerning economic trends over his career.) But he really dropped jaws recently when he made the following statement on CNBC:
I am a great optimist in l
Webquest / webkwestie over Sinterklaas Webquest / webkwestie over Sinterklaas geschikt voor groep 7 en 8 met onder de button leerkracht 6: opdrachtenkaarten zodat kan worden gedifferentieerd naar interesse.
Webquest / webkwestie over Sinterklaas geschikt voor groep 7 en 8 met onder de button leerkracht 6: opdrachtenkaarten zodat kan worden gedifferentieerd naar interesse.
Cleaning the Air
Engineers design methods of removing particulate matter from industrial sources to minimize negative effects of air pollution. In this activity, students will undertake a similar engineering challenge as they design and build a filter to remove pepper from an air stream without blocking more than 50% of the air.
Stressed and Strained
Students are introduced to the concepts of stress and strain with examples that illustrate the characteristics and importance of these forces in our everyday lives. They explore the factors that affect stress, why engineers need to know about it, and the ways engineers describe the strength of materials. In an associated literacy activity, while learning about the stages of group formation, group dynamics and team member roles, students discover how collective action can alleviate personal feeli
The Next Dimension
The purpose of this lesson is to teach students about the three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. It is important for structural engineers to be confident graphing in 3D in order to be able to describe locations in space to fellow engineers.
Technical Analysis Dictionary
Technical Analysis Dictionary for Stock Market Trading
Introduction to Physical Electronics
An introduction to solid state device including field effect and bipolar transistors. Properties of transmission lines and propagating E&M waves.
Findet jemanden, der ...............!
A class activity/game based on students asking each other questions requiring yes/no answers.
Introduction to Axonometric Projection
This article on axonometric projection provides background reading on axonometric projection as it applies to Junior Certificate classes.
"Shooting at People Wasn't Our Bag": One of the Inventors of the Computer Speaks
Who invented the computer? Like many important technological developments, the invention of the computer cannot rightly be attributed to a single person. It is clear, however, that World War II was crucial to the emergence of the electronic digital computer. The first general-purpose electronic computer was the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, the ENIAC, sponsored by the U.S. Army's Ballistics Research Laboratory at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and developed at the the Mo
A German Radical Emigrates to America in 1885
Labor organizer and newspaper editor Oscar Ameringer the "Mark Twain of American Socialism," as he was often called, was born in Bavaria in 1870 to a cabinetmaker father and a freethinking mother. In this excerpt from his autobiography, If You Don't Weaken, published in 1940, he discussed his decision to emigrate to America in 1885 as a fifteen-year-old "hellion." In America, Ameringer ultimately carved out a remarkable and colorful career as a musician, labor organizer, and especially, an edito
Race and Racism at the 1886 Knights of Labor Convention
The annual convention of the Knights of Labor that convened in Richmond, Virginia, on October 4, 1886, took place in a region riven by racial and political conflict. The convention and the Knights, the most powerful labor organization in late 19th century America, were quickly plunged into conflict over the organization's attitudes toward the question of social equality between the races. A major controversy erupted over whether or not Frank J. Ferrell, a black representative of the Knights' pow
"We Did Not Have Enough Money": George Miller's Testimony about the 1919 Steel Strike
In the dramatic 1919 steel strike, 350,000 workers walked off their jobs and crippled the industry. The U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor set out to investigate the strike while it was still in progress. In his testimony before the committee, Clairton worker George Miller called the 1919 strike a quest for "a standard American living"--a phrase that was particularly meaningful to the Serbian-born Miller.
"Eight Hours a Day and Better Conditions": Andrew Pido Explains His Support for the 1919 Steel Strik
In the dramatic 1919 steel strike, 350,000 workers walked off their jobs and crippled the industry. The U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor set out to investigate the strike while it was still in progress. In his testimony before the committee, Slavic steelworker Andrew Pido described the discrimination faced by some immigrant workers and how that discrimination - along with long pay and poor conditions--encouraged them to unionize and strike.
Distribution of Active Volcanoes
On this website, Starting Point Teaching Collection explains the Distribution of Active Volcanoes exercise. This worksheet is intended to direct students working independently in a 6-week exercise on volcanoes within an online geology course. The exercise consists of a series of questions plus helpful links and a map. The students collect and plot data, then interpret the results and answer questions about the geologic causes and the human effects of volcanic eruption. The exercise includes indi
This field exercise determines the susceptibility of different rocks to weathering, and, using the dates on the tombstones, estimates some weathering rates. Placing the field lab in context for use, this site describes the learning goals, teaching notes and materials, assessment recommendations, and provides links to other resources and references.