In August 2006 I travelled to Angola, southern Africa, with the international development agency Christian Aid to visit post conflict projects funded by the charity and see for myself the issues faced by millions of young people living in this war torn country. I spent time in the capital Luanda, and a remote region in the south west called Mavinga, during which time we were living in a satin lined mud hut, welcomed and hospitably looked after by people with very little means at their disp
Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser ran seven shipyards and employed thousands of people. He used an assembly line to build ships, assembling some in less than five days. One image in this collection shows a ship's hull under construction. Another shows a diagram with goals for completing a ship. The workers at the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, California, produced the most warships in the country during World War II. One photograph shows workers celebrating the launch of one of their ships. Kaiser wa
Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.
Back to the Forest In this video Laura Meredith, a graduate student in MIT's Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, shares her thesis work which has involved building and deploying an instrument to the Harvard Forest Long Term Ecological Research site in central Massachusetts. The instrument measures hydrogen gradients that can, along with a suite of other measurements, be used to calculate hydrogen fluxes. These will be used to determine the strength and seasonality of the soil sink at Harvard Forest. Lau
In this video Laura Meredith, a graduate student in MIT's Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, shares her thesis work which has involved building and deploying an instrument to the Harvard Forest Long Term Ecological Research site in central Massachusetts. The instrument measures hydrogen gradients that can, along with a suite of other measurements, be used to calculate hydrogen fluxes. These will be used to determine the strength and seasonality of the soil sink at Harvard Forest. Lau
Fighting rages across Syria
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Amateur video out of Syria appears to show fighting raging across the country days after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad won reelection. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. More from Syria: http://smarturl.it/SyriaAttack Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, f
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Mrs. Matthews Penicillin and Bacteria Necklaces
Mrs. Matthews class has been learning about unicellular organisms - including bacteria. Last week the students made bacteria beads out of play-doh during their centers. They also made a penicillin bead to "kill off" the bacteria. After allowing time for the play-doh to dry, the students then put all of their beads onto a necklace as they studied four famous scientists in the world of microbes (Fleming, Pasteur, Lister, and Salk). Today they learned that Alexander Fleming discovered
Not from your pal, Wil Wheaton
I urge you, for your own safety, to NOT watch Wil Wheaton on The Big Bang Theory on CBS Thursday night.
British naval ship pulls into Havana
Cuba, UK seek to cement ties with visit of British Royal Navy ship. Justin Mitchell reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for
The Empathic Civilization
At this event Jeremy Rifkin will talk about his latest book The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. His book is a sweeping new interpretation of the history of civilization, that looks at the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development-and is likely to determine our fate as a species.
Swiss banking secrecy remains intact despite US authorities winning tax battle with UBS
Switzerland’s banking industry is firmly against “indiscriminate and unwarranted trawling” through bank accounts to uncover tax frauds, says Urs Roth, CEO of the Swiss Bankers Association.
Nankin Road, Shanghai (1901) - China on Film | BFI
Nankin Road, Shanghai (1901) | BFI. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. Explore China on Film on the BFI Player: http://bit.ly/1xlCHnk An extraordinary window on to the heart of cosmopolitan Shanghai over a hundred years ago - a true melting pot of cultures. Today the city's main shopping hub, Nanjing Road is here bustling with crowds of Chinese and Europeans and patrolled by Sikhs who made up an important part of the international police force. It is the only known surviving example o
Daniel Santamaria: Manuscripts and Archives - Library Finding Aids - April 22, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: An introduction to Encoded Archival Description (EAD) (an international XML metadata standard developed by the archival community that provides a standard structure for finding aids) and Princeton's EAD website. For more information see http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2009/04/archives_and_manuscripts_library_finding_aids.html.
How Does the Worm Factory Work
The Worm Factory 360 is a home composting solution for your kitchen and household waste. Although this video was obviously made to promote the purchase of the Worm Factory 360, it does a very nice job of describing the basic process of how composting works. The video could also be used as inspiration to brainstorm and design new models for a successful compost bin. Run time 03:05.
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
Wrest Park Gardens N100511 WREST PARK HOUSE AND GARDENS, Bedfordshire. View of the Chinese Bridge with the Chinese Temple in the distance.
WREST PARK HOUSE AND GARDENS, Bedfordshire. View of the Chinese Bridge with the Chinese Temple in the distance.
Quality in the New Learning Space: Ongoing Process of Teacher and Staff Training
Quality in the new learning space: ongoing process of teacher and staff training,Proceedings with reading panel
La natura della mediazione offerta dai sistemi basati su micromondi all’apprendimento della matema
In questo articolo prenderemo in esame il sistema ARI-LAB che abbiamo realizzato per sostenere gli alunni nello sviluppo di capacità nel problem solving aritmetico e cercheremo di descrivere alcune caratteristiche che questo software rende disponibile con il fine di valutarne le potenzialità sul terreno didattico. Nel fare ciò assumeremo due riferimenti: da una parte l'analisi della natura del sapere coinvolto nel problem solving aritmetico, descritta nella prima parte di questo lavoro, dall'
Checklist - Study Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Ancient arachnid crawls back to life
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25863 Open-source software has been used to reconstruct the gait of one of the first land predators