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Overview of NIGMS and Computing Life: Computing Life - National Institute of General Medical Sciences Computing Life From text messaging friends to navigating city streets with GPS technology, we're all living the computing life. But as we've upgraded from snail mail and compasses, so too have scientists. Computer advances now let researchers quickly search through DNA sequences to find gene variations that could lead to disease, simulate how flu might spread through your school and design three-dimensional animations of molecules that rival any video game. By teaming computers and biology, scientists can answer new and old questions that could offer insights into the fundamental processes that keep us alive and make us sick. This booklet introduces you to just some of the ways that physicists, biologists and even artists are computing life. What Is NIGMS? The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research on genes, proteins and cells.

11 Meaningful Earth Day Activities for Every Grade Level Our students are the future caretakers of our Earth. These fun Earth Day activities help empower kids to have a positive impact on the planet. From recycled art projects to farming simulations, here’s how to roll out the green carpet in your classroom on Earth Day this year. 1. Engineering for Good (6–8) Your middle schoolers know that drinking plenty of H2O is good for them, but they may not realize the impact all those plastic water bottles have on the environment. In this project-based learning unit, they’ll design their own solutions for this issue by using engineering. Bonus: The lessons are aligned with the NGSS Engineering Design Standards. 2. In this art activity, students learn how to take their ideas from paper to reality. Through videos, activities, and lessons, students learn about the importance of recycling. 3. This lesson helps kids understand what could happen to plants and animals if they don’t adapt when their environment changes. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Money as You Grow – Kids and Money – President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability Why we need to talk about the scientific consensus on climate change | John Cook | Environment An interesting sequence of events followed the publication of a scientific paper I co-authored in May last year. The paper found a 97% consensus that humans were causing global warming in relevant scientific papers. Finding an overwhelming consensus was nothing new. Studies in 2009 and 2010 also found 97% agreement among climate scientists on human-caused global warming. Nevertheless, the paper attracted much media attention, including tweets from Elon Musk and President Obama. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk)May 25, 2013In reality, 97% of scientists agree that we face serious human generated climate change — Barack Obama (@BarackObama)July 11, 2013Retweet if you agree it's time to #ActOnClimate. pic.twitter.com/xZxi6KdInY We expected our work would be attacked from those who reject climate science. What did surprise me were criticisms from scientists who accept the science on climate change. Dan Kahan argues that consensus is a polarizing message.

Le blues du Net, par Bernard Stiegler Bernard Stiegler (à gauche) et Jean-Hugues Barthélémy (à droite),colloque Gilbert Simondon, Cerisy-la-Salle, juillet 2013, cliché Dom Lacroix Le philosophe Bernard Stiegler définit la révolution numérique autour de la notion de publication et de ses significations sociétales. L’Internet et le Web sont porteurs de potentialités inouïes, pas encore mesurées. Mais ce processus a fait l’objet d’une capture par de grandes compagnies des États-Unis qui mettent en péril nos sociétés. (Séquence vidéo 1) Nous aimerions connaître votre vision de ce que l’on appelle la révolution numérique. Bernard Stiegler : La révolution numérique a commencé véritablement il y a à peu près une vingtaine d’années, lorsque les États-Unis ont rendu l’Internet accessible au monde à travers le Web. Le numérique est avant tout un processus de formalisation généralisée. Le canard digérateur, l’un des automates les plus sophistiqués de Jacques Vaucanson, mécanicien français (1709-1782). [1] ↑ Cf. (Séquence vidéo 2) NB.

Grand Challenges - 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering With input from people around the world an international group of leading technological thinkers were asked to identify the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. From urban centers to remote corners of Earth, the depths of the oceans to space, humanity has always sought to transcend barriers, overcome challenges, and create opportunities that improve life in our part of the universe. In the last century alone, many great engineering achievements became so commonplace that we now take them mostly for granted. Technology allows an abundant supply of food and safe drinking water for much of the world.

Abrupt glacier melt causes Canadian river to vanish in four days Updated A vast glacier-fed river which flowed from Canada's Yukon territory across Alaska to drain into the Bering Sea has disappeared in just four days, in what scientists believe is the first observed case of "river piracy". High average temperatures in the first three months of 2016 caused a dramatic spike in the amount of meltwater flowing from the Kaskawulsh glacier, carving a deep canyon in the ice and redirecting the flow toward the Alsek River in the south, rather than the north-flowing Slims River. That changed the Slims River from a three-metre-deep, raging torrent to a place where "massive afternoon dust storms occurred almost daily", according to a scientific paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience. "We were really surprised when we got there and there was basically no water in the river," lead author Daniel Shugar said of the Slims River. "We could walk across it and we wouldn't get our shirts wet."

Inevery Crea: Recursos Puebla se consolida como uno de los principales destinos turísticos de México... Cuando se tienen políticas claras y objetivos serios como los del gobernador Rafael Moreno Valle y del gobierno federal, es posible consolidar a Puebla como uno de los principales destinos turísticos culturales de México, destacó la secretaria de Turismo, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, al inaugurar con el mandatario estatal y el alcalde Tony Gali, los trabajos de conservación de la Catedral de Puebla, reconocida como Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad y orgullo de los mexicanos. Por su parte, el mandatario estatal ratificó que continuará trabajando para fortalecer este sector y así atraer más turistas, inversiones y desarrollo para la entidad. La secretaria federal y el mandatario poblano coincidieron que para detonar y fortalecer el turismo es necesario diversificar su oferta, por lo que la visión de ampliar destinos resulta atractiva y benéfica para el país.

Aquaponie et agriculture urbaine : quelles perspectives La demande mondiale de produits issus de la pêche est désormais confrontée aux limites écologiques. L’aquaculture est une des solutions adoptées par certains pays pour faire face à la raréfaction des ressources halieutiques, mais elle est fortement critiquée par les organisations environnementales pour sa forte consommation en eau et la pollution engendrée. Dans le même temps, une forte pression démographique et une urbanisation croissante entrainent un étalement urbain empiétant sur les espaces ruraux, notamment ceux dédiés à la production maraîchère. Dans ce contexte, l’aquaponie, méthode consistant à combiner plusieurs productions agricoles complémentaires, offre une solution limitant la consommation d’espace, d’intrants et d’eau. L’association, dans un système intégré de l’aquaculture (élevage de poissons) et de l’hydroponie (culture de plantes hors-sol), permet d’économiser 90% d’eau par rapport aux deux systèmes utilisés séparément. Le poisson choisi est le « Nile Tilapia ».

Théorie de l'esprit La théorie de l'esprit désigne, en sciences cognitives, non pas une théorie, mais l'aptitude cognitive permettant à un individu d’attribuer des états mentaux inobservables (ex : intention, désir, croyance[1]...) à soi-même ou à d'autres individus[2]. « Le principe de base étant celui de l’attribution ou de l’inférence, les états affectifs ou cognitifs d’autres personnes sont déduits sur la base de leurs expressions émotionnelles, de leurs attitudes ou de leur connaissance supposée de la réalité »[2]. Cette capacité est centrale dans la cognition sociale humaine et joue un rôle primordial dans les interactions sociales — communication, empathie, collaboration, enseignement, compétition etc.[3]. Bien qu'il y ait certains aspects philosophiques dans l'étude de cette capacité[9], la théorie de l'esprit est à distinguer de la philosophie de l'esprit. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] L'expression « théorie de l'esprit » provient de l'éthologie. Définition[modifier | modifier le code]

iPad Graphic Calculator Apps April 12, 2016 Below are some very good graphing calculators for math teachers and students. Learners can use these apps on their iPads to perform complex mathematical equations, plot graphs, and visualize math notations. For those of you looking for graphing calculators to use on Chrome, check out this page. 1- Desmos Graphing Calculator This is one of the most popular graphic calculator out there. 2- Quick Graph ‘It is a powerful, high quality, graphic calculator that takes full advantage of the multitouch display and the powerful graphic capabilities of the iPad and iPhone, both in 2D and 3D. 3- Good Grapher This is another excellent scientific graphing calculator. 4- Scientific Graphing Calculator 2 This is an upgraded version of Scientific Graphing Calculator.

What the World Would Look Like if All the Ice Melted This story appears in the September 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine. The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas. There are more than five million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all. If we continue adding carbon to the atmosphere, we’ll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the current 58. North America The entire Atlantic seaboard would vanish, along with Florida and the Gulf Coast. South America The Amazon Basin in the north and the Paraguay River Basin in the south would become Atlantic inlets, wiping out Buenos Aires, coastal Uruguay, and most of Paraguay. Africa Europe London? Asia Australia Antarctica

aquaponie Je n’aime pas les mots aquaponie, etc., pourquoi donner des noms a des choses qui excitent déjà. Je parlerais donc hydroculture. J’ai utilisé se style de filtration il y à 20 ans. Le poste est une bonne base, mais il y a quelque oublie et erreur. Ont peut aussi utiliser la pouzzolane qui à l’avantage des billes d’argiles, d’avoir une ouverture et une surface bien plus supérieur aux billes. Le problème des feuilles jaunes, n’ais pas un problème de manque en azote, mais un manque en Fer, se symptôme s’appeler la chlorose. Sur la première méthode, ont peut très bien ne pas utiliser de plaque de polystyrène et coincer dans l’un des angles de l’aquarium la plante, et la faire sortie par l’une des ouvertures qu’à en générale les galeries des aquariums. Avec la troisième méthode, il y a un fort risque de débordement de l’une des cuves.

Video Resources for Teaching Math With Pi Day coming up, we wanted to shout out to all the amazing YouTube creators who are making math videos! (Of course, if it's Pi Day videos you want, check out our "Hooray for Pi Day" post.) Math may not seem like a natural fit for the visually-driven medium of video -- but you'd be amazed by the creativity of some of these creators who bring the complexities of all levels of math to life on the small screen. Math teachers, this one's for you! Video Playlist: Best YouTube Channels for Math Teachers Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. The Infinite Hotel Paradox - Jeff Dekofsky (05:59) Want to show your students the math behind online dating? More Resources for Engaging Kids in Math I hope this playlist has inspired you to find some creative ways to get your students excited about math, or at the very least provided some great resources for homework help.

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