www……..gov.uk You can now access government directly through the web. E-government in action. While studying this unit you look at the scope of e-government, the databases that are necessary, the use of biometrics in identification and verification of identity and assess the usability and accessibility of websites.
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Wildfire Growth around Yellowstone National Park in 1988 (WMS)
During the summer of 1988, wildfires burned about 1.4 million acres in and around Yellowstone National Park. Spurred by the driest summer in park history, the fires started in early July and lasted until early October. The worst day was August 20, when tremendous winds pushed the fires to burn over 150,000 acres. Although the scars from these fires are still visible in Landsat imagery from space over ten years later, the patchwork nature of the fire footprint left many unburned areas from which
Mexico: Rescuing history
Harvard archaeologists from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have been working in the Maya city of Copán Ruinas, Honduras, for years, unearthing the secrets of the civilization that once built pyramids there. In recent years, these archaeologists began digging at a new site, Rastrojón, perched on a mountainside where it would be visible to visitors as they enter the valley.
Greek taxi drivers strike
Jul.18 - Tourists wait out delays in Greece's capital as taxi drivers block highways and the city of Piraeus to protest law making it easier to get taxi licenses. Jessica Gray reports.
Saleh calls for dialogue in Yemen
July 18 - Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh calls for national dialogue in a pro-government newspaper, but protesters continue to call for him to step down. Jessica Gray reports.
Hillary Clinton arrives in India
July 18 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in India to cement bilateral ties. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Koch Institute Public Galleries: Sensing Cancer
How can doctors more quickly and effectively determine whether a new treatment is working for a cancer patient or not? This video traces the work of the Cima lab at the KI to overcome this problem with a tiny implantable sensor. The video currently appears in the interactive exhibits of the KI Public Galleries. Learn more at http://ki.mit.edu/galleries.
Koch Institute Public Galleries: Stopping the Spread of Cancer
How can doctors detect and stop the deadly process by which cancers spread throughout the body? This video traces the work of the KI's Gertler lab to better understand metastasis and identify new targets for detection and therapy of metastatic cancers. The video currently appears in the interactive exhibits of the KI Public Galleries. Learn more at http://ki.mit.edu/galleries.