View of New Albany Landing on the Ohio River
The steamboats Tell City and Dunbar are at the landing.
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05.11.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Samstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Das griechische Parlament hat Ministerpräsident Giorgos Papandreou noch einmal das Vertrauen ausgesprochen. In der Nacht zum Samstag stimmten 153 Abgeordnete für den geschwächten Regierungschef, 145 gegen ihn. Papandreou will nun umgehend mit der Opposition über die Bildung einer Regierung der nationalen Einhei
Albert Einstein: How I See the World (Part 3 of 6)
An excellent PBS documentary on Swiss genius Albert Einstein, most commonly known for his theory of relativity. Part 3 of 6. (09:57)
Albert Einstein: How I See the World (Part 4 of 6)
An excellent PBS documentary on Swiss genius Albert Einstein, most commonly known for his theory of relativity. Part 4 of 6. (09:49)
Venice, Italy: The Doge's Palace
This three minute video provides a travel guide to touring Venice and examples of some of the most significant structures and the history of the city.
First group of tourists rescued near Everest.
Nov. 6 - First group of hikers rescued from a mountain near Everest after cloudy skies left thousands of tourists stranded there for several days. Deborah Gembara reports.
Authors@Google: Jeremy Bailenson, Infinite Reality: Revealing the Blueprints of our Virtual Lives
The coming explosion of immersive digital technology, combined with recent progress in unlocking how the mind works, will soon revolutionize our lives in ways only science fiction has imagined. In Infinite Reality, Jeremy Bailenson (Stanford University) and Jim Blascovich (University of California, Santa Barbara)—two of virtual reality's pioneering authorities whose pathbreaking research has mapped how our brain behaves in digital worlds—take us on a mind-bending journey through the virtual
Sean Faircloth, Naked Ladies and Mormons
Sean Faircloth, Director of Strategy and Policy for the U.S. branch of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and author of Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All—and What We Can Do About It, which examines the crumbling of the United States' most cherished founding principle—the wall of separation between church and state—and offers a specific and sensible plan for rebuilding the church-state wall.
Scientists slow aging in fruit flies
Nov. 22 - Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have slowed the aging process in fruit flies, by manipulating a gene that is also present in humans. Their experiments extended the lives of the insects by as much as 50 percent although the researchers say it's too early to tell if the results could be replicated in humans. Rob Muir reports.
07.11.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Montag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Der frühere Vizepräsident der Europäischen Zentralbank, Lucas Papademos, ist griechischen Medienberichten zufolge Favorit für die Nachfolge des scheidenden Ministerpräsidenten Giorgos Papandreou. Papademos werde schon am Dienstag das Amt übernehmen, berichtete die Tageszeitung "Ta Nea" ohne Angabe von Quellen. A
Beginner S6 #22 - A Japanese Proposal for your Consideration
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You were minding your own business studying your Japanese in the library when you were hit by something in the back of the head. You turn around, but you cannot find the source of the missile…which turned out to be a small piece of paper. You pick up the paper and [...]
German-Jewish life on the Eve of WWII
Uri ben Ari was born in Berlin in 1925, and was eight years old when the Nazis rose to power. He fled from Germany in 1939 and settled in Israel. In addition to being a diplomat and a writer, he has filled numerous posts in the Israeli army. Prof. Walter (Tzvi) Bacharach was born in Hanau, Germany, in 1928. During World War II, he was interned for almost 4 years in the Nazi camps of Westerbork, Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Taucha, Hasag, and Buchenwald. Forced on a death march, he was eventually
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USC Institute for Creative Technologies: Graphics Lab
The Graphics Lab is part of the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies. The lab performs research on computer graphics and modeling techniques such as image-based lighting, range scanning, and animation. This is all made possible by a U.S. Army contract "to advance the state of immersive training simulation." The Lab's homepage offers many details on the various projects within each research area; there are several publications that can be downloaded to complemen
An icy Titanic encounter
I took images from NASA's Cassini Saturn probe and put them together to make an animation of the giant moon Titan slipping behind the tinier, icy moon Enceladus. You can see some details in Titan's atmosphere as the smaller moon slides past it, and I describe how the motions work. Note: During the sequence Cassini switched filters, changing the way Titan looks. I didn't compensate for any of that; these are raw images right off the spacecraft! Original blog post with more info: http://blogs.di
@Google Talks presents Martha Stewart in Conversation with Marissa Mayer
Martha Stewart stops by the Googleplex for a conversation with Marissa Mayer. Martha introduces her newest book, "Martha's Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations", which she released nearly 30 years after her bestselling debut, "Entertaining". She shares her favorite recipes for the holiday season and the most memorable and fun experiences of her career. Martha has defined an entire industry and built one of the best-known lifestyle companies, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Over the last deca