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Perceptions are not reality: what the world gets wrong The latest Ipsos Perils of Perception survey highlights how wrong the public across 40 countries are about key global issues and features of the population in their country. The key patterns are: Most countries think their population is much more Muslim than it actually is – and that the Muslim population is increasing at an incredible rate All countries think their population is less happy than they actually say they are Most countries are more tolerant on homosexuality, abortion and pre-marital sex than they think they are And nearly all countries think wealth is more evenly distributed than it actually is.

Yochai Benkler Yochai Benkler speaking at UC Berkeley School of law in 2006 Yochai Benkler (born 1964) is an Israeli-American professor of Law and an author. Since 2007, he has been the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. Education and Information Technologies, Volume 12, Number 2 The idea of using the internet as a platform to mediate social interactions and learning at different levels has progressively affirming itself, and this has given rise to a huge number of spontaneous and planned collectives, which are often described as on-line learning networks. On-line learning networks create value through the combination of content and people’s knowledge. They can vary widely in the strength and permanence of their connections and the resources necessary to maintain them. Aspects of both a pragmatic and social nature need to be carefully considered in the process of initiation of on-line learning communities.

Architects & Engineers Investigating the destruction of all three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11 - Evidence On September 11, 2001, the three worst structural failures in modern history took place when World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7 suffered complete and rapid destruction. In the aftermath of the tragedy, most members of the architecture and engineering community, as well as the general public, assumed that the buildings’ destruction had occurred as a result of the airplane impacts and fires. This view was reinforced by subsequent federal investigations, culminating in FEMA’s 2002 Building Performance Study and in the 2005 and 2008 reports by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since 9/11, however, independent researchers around the world have assembled a large body of evidence that overwhelmingly refutes the notion that airplane impacts and fires caused the destruction of the Twin Towers and WTC 7.

Berners-Lee: Weaving the Web Supplementary material to the book The original design and ultimate destiny of the World Wide Web, by its inventor Buy: from Amazon.com (paperback), Barnes & Noble (paperback), Booksamillion (paperback), Borders (paperback), Powells (paperback), or Wordsworth(paperback). Tim Berners-Lee Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS (born 8 June 1955),[1] also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989,[2] and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet sometime around mid-November of that same year.[3][4][5][6][7] Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web's continued development.

Isaac Asimov Home Page Welcome to the Isaac Asimov Home Page. Here you'll find a comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), the quintessential author, who in his lifetime wrote over 500 books that enlightened, entertained, and spanned the realm of human knowledge. The Isaac Asimov FAQ The FAQ for the Usenet newsgroup alt.books.isaac-asimov provides answers to the frequently asked questions about Isaac Asimov, and is an excellent place to start if you have questions about him. Included is biographical information about both his personal life and his literary life, answers to questions about the Foundation and Robot series, and more. Call on G20 leaders to create a world where no one is left behind In 2015, the United Nations released the Sustainable Development Goals - 17 global goals to create a more peaceful, environmentally conscious, and equal world. Two years later, few countries have stepped up to tackle these goals - including the G20 nations. Join us in calling on G20 leaders to create a world where nobody is left behind. A world where a young girl can live her dream and go to school. Where a father who had to escape war and terror can offer a new life to his family.

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