Big Bang Theory panel at Comic Con 2008 Part 2
Part 2 of the "Big Bang Theory" panel at Comic Con in 2008. This one features Q&A from the audience about science, movie quotes, and Star Trek.
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Zoom in on the dying star T Leporis
The ESO's Very Large Telescope was used to create an incredible closeup of the star T Leporis, which is dying. This zoom-in starts just south of Orion and winds up on the star, surrounded by a dense shell of material expelled outwards as the star dies.
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Kepler mission spies the phases of a planet
The Kepler mission is designed to look for Earthlike planets orbiting other stars. Its first scientific result was to see the change in brightness of a star (HAT-P-7) as a Jupiter-sized planet orbits it. This animation shows the brightness change as the planet passes in front of and behind the star. Blog post explaining all this and more: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/08/06/kepler-works/ Original animation: http://kepler.nasa.gov/media/earlyresults/SaraSeager02-CurveMagn
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Brian Cox at TAM London
At TAM London I asked physicist, rock star, and all-around cool guy Brian Cox if the Large Hadron Collider will destroy the Earth. Note: video may contain satire. Do not take internally.
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Authors@Google: Jonathan Bender
There are 62 LEGO bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a master model builder for The LEGO Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks. What is it about the ubiquitous, brightly colored toys that makes them so hard for everyone to put down? In search of answers and adventure, Jonatha
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Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival (Teens)
National bestselling author Jane Smiley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival, Teens & Children tent. Speaker Biography: Jane Smiley is the author of several critically acclaimed and popular novels, including "The Age of God," "The Greenlanders," "Ordinary Love and Good Will," "A Thousand Acres" (winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award), "Horse Heaven," "Good Faith" and the new young-adult novel "The Georges and the Jewels" (Knopf). She has also written for
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Phillip M. Hoose & Claudette Colvin: 2010 National Book Festival
Authors Phillip M. Hoose and Claudette Colvin appear at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Phillip M. Hoose is the widely acclaimed author of books, essays, stories, songs and articles, including the National Book Award-winning "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice" (Macmillan). (Colvin will appear with Hoose during his presentation.) Hoose is also the author of the multi-award winning "The Race to Save the Lord God Bird," the National Book Award finalist "We Were There Too!:
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Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival (Poetry)
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival, poetry tent. Speaker Biography: Jane Smiley is the author of several critically acclaimed and popular novels, including "The Age of God," "The Greenlanders," "Ordinary Love and Good Will," "A Thousand Acres" (winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award), "Horse Heaven," "Good Faith" and the new young-adult novel "The Georges and the Jewels" (Knopf). She has also written for The N
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What software should every school computer have on it?

We are currently putting our 2011 computer images together for both out classroom and student leased netbooks and I am going through the process of adding and removing software and testing it before we deploy it to over 400 machines.<
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Media Space - Episode 2: Elan Lee, Founder/Chief Designer at Fourth Wall Studios
One of the inventors of the alternate reality game genre, Elan Lee has spent his career finding and sharing ways to extract adventure from the world around us. In this episode of Media Space, Lee discusses his pioneering breakthroughs in the area of entertainment and immersive gaming. Lee started his career at the Microsoft Games Studio before co-founding 42 Entertainment - the company behind I Love Bees, Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero, and The Dark Knight. Learn more about Media Space and watch fu
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Analysis of a Rubric for Assessing Depth of Classroom Reflections
This is a free, online journal article from the International Journal of ePortfolio (vol. 2.1, 2012). "Writing reflections is recommended for enhancing retention and transfer of learned material. The benefits of student reflections have been well documented, but the methods for collecting and assessing reflections can be difficult. This study presents the development and analysis of a new, straightforward rubric for assessing depth of student reflections. The psychometric properties of the depth
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New Indonesia volcano alert
People are warned to stay clear of Anak Krakatau as it starts spewing ash and rocks.
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54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 16
The 54th BFI London Film Festival ended with the Closing Gala screening of Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. The true story of climber Aron Ralston, the film follows his 127 hours trapped by a rock, his attempts to eep himself alive and the drastic decision he makes to free himself. We speak to Boyle and Ralston themselves, as well as star James Franco, producer Christian Colson and writer Simon Beaufoy.
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Paul Grabowsky: The complete musician, at ANU
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Fighting for the Future of Medicine
At Notre Dame, one in every ten undergraduates goes on to attend medical school. These pre-med students receive training that prepares them for the challenges of the profession, motivating a commitment to scholarship and love of learning that remains with them throughout their career. Students like Katie Washington, valedictorian of the class of 2010, obtain valuable skills through undergraduate research activities, learning to use science and medicine as tools to help create a healthier and mo
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3 What is poetry?

We can possibly best define what poetry is by saying what it isn't. For one thing, poetry, unlike prose, cannot be paraphrased. If you could sum it up succinctly in any other fashion you wouldn't write the poem. One can talk about the theme of a poem, for instance, but it's the poem itself which conveys the ultimate effect. A poem is the best possible expression of what the poet wants to say. Some might say that the form and content of art, in this case poetry, is untranslatable.

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4 Unit summary
The sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This unit will help you to explore the workings of the brightest star in our universe looking at its structure and the main processes taking place within it. You will also examine the phenomena of sun spots.
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3.2 Angular size, actual size and distance
The sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This unit will help you to explore the workings of the brightest star in our universe looking at its structure and the main processes taking place within it. You will also examine the phenomena of sun spots.
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3.1 Angular size
The sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This unit will help you to explore the workings of the brightest star in our universe looking at its structure and the main processes taking place within it. You will also examine the phenomena of sun spots.
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3 Measuring the Sun
The sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This unit will help you to explore the workings of the brightest star in our universe looking at its structure and the main processes taking place within it. You will also examine the phenomena of sun spots.
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