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The 100-Year-Old Idea That Could Change Flight Inspired by birds, bats, and the Wright brothers, engineers are building the next breakthrough in aviation. From NOVA Next | Feb 22, 2017 Key Brain Regions Found To Be Smaller in People With ADHD In the largest study of its kind, research shows people with ADHD have smaller brain regions—including the amygdala, which is responsible for regulating emotions. From NOVA Next | Feb 17, 2017 The Psychological Trauma of Defecting from North Korea How do you care for traumatized people who have escaped a country where mental health is a foreign concept? From NOVA Next | Feb 16, 2017 Gluten-Free Diets May Lead to Elevated Mercury and Arsenic Levels Preliminary study finds unexpected health risks in consuming high levels of common gluten-free foods.

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ontd_startrek: Character Appreciation: James T. Kirk Who better to inaugurate our Character Appreciation posts than the one, the only, the sublime... He drives cars off cliffs! He seduces all the women (and maybe some men)! Nimbus - Welcome to Nimbus Capture! How to Create Screenshot There are 3 ways to capture your screen: a) With the help of the button in your address bar Amateur radio An example of an amateur radio station with four transceivers, amplifiers, and a computer for logging and for digital modes. On the wall are examples of various awards, certificates, and a reception report card (QSL card) from a foreign amateur station. Amateur radio (also called ham radio) is the use of designated radio frequency spectra for purposes of private recreation, non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communication. The term "amateur" is used to specify persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without direct monetary or other similar reward, and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting, public safety (such as police and fire), or professional two-way radio services (such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc.).

Wallpaper Camera Wraps Around Any Surface What if you could wrap a camera around your car (or tank) for a 360-degree view or encircle a streetlight to boost security? You might even use it as wallpaper to check out what’s happening in the room next door. This idea may have taken a step closer with a new thin flexible sheet camera design by researchers at Columbia University. While they are still working on prototypes, they say they have overcome several obstacles that have tripped up previous efforts and hope to have a real camera soon. 11 Bizarre Sources For Alternative Energy “We are exploring ways to capture visual information in unconventional ways,” said Shree Nayar, a professor of computer science at Columbia.

The Curious Case of NOVA and David H. Koch I hate to burst people’s bubble, but for months I have been quiet about the fact that one of the major sponsors of NOVA, a very well produced and popular PBS program, is David H. Koch. Yes, that Koch, of Koch Industries. Quite frankly, at first I was not sure what to make of it. New 3-D Map Shows Large Scale Structures in the Universe 9 Billion Years Ago Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The FastSound project’s 3D map of the large-scale structure of a region in the Universe about 4.7 billion years after the Big Bang. This area covers 2.5 times 3 degrees of the sky, with a radial distance spanning 12-14.5 billion light years in co-moving distance or 8-9.6 billion light years in light travel distance.

4 Great Video Resources for Middle and High School Classrooms Videos are a great way to engage students while also bringing a variety of voices and perspectives into your instruction. Both captivating and informative, video is unique among other digital media in the way that it can so readily transcend the walls of your classroom. As the amount of video content on the Web expands, there is of course lots of great educational content that can help you bring the world to your students. But the web is a pretty big haystack, and it can be hard to keep up with what's new and find the best content for your class.

How to Remove Trovi / Conduit / Search Protect Browser Hijack Malware If your computer has been hijacked with an obnoxious malware that won’t let you change your home page, there’s a strong chance you’ve been infected with the Trovi Search Protect malware, which used to be known as Conduit. Here’s how to remove it. How do you know this is malware? Instead of installing like it should, as a Google Chrome Extension, you’ll probably see that your extensions list doesn’t mention Trovi or Conduit at all. Instead, they are hijacking the browser process using Windows API techniques that no legitimate application should be using. For more details on that, you can read our series on using Process Explorer to troubleshoot Windows.

Nonverbal Communication for Human-Robot Interaction: Henny Admoni Robotics has already improved lives by taking over dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs, freeing people for safer, more skillful pursuits. For instance, autonomous mechanical arms weld cars in factories, and autonomous vacuum cleaners keep floors clean in millions of homes. However, most currently deployed robotic devices operate primarily without human interaction, and are typically incapable of understanding natural human communication. As robotic hardware costs decrease and computational power increases, robotics research is moving from these autonomous but isolated systems to individualized personal robots. Robots at home can help elderly or disabled users with daily tasks, such as preparing a meal or getting dressed, which can increase independence and quality of life. Robots for manufacturing can act as intelligent third hands, improving efficiency and job safety for workers.

David H. Koch David Hamilton Koch (/ˈkoʊk/; born May 3, 1940) is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He is a co-owner (with older brother Charles) and an executive vice president of Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States.[7] Early life and education Koch played basketball at MIT, averaging 21 points per game at MIT over three years, a school record.

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars See what stars, constellations, and cool celestial objects are visible in the sky this month. You can print the chart for use outdoors. How To Use This Chart This chart depicts the evening sky for the times indicated. The edge represents the horizon; the chart's center is the point overhead.

CultureTalk CultureTalk by Region and Country About CultureTalk CultureTalk features video clips of interviews and discussions with people from many different countries and of many different ages and walks of life. Some interviews and discussions are in English; more are in the language(s) of the countries involved. Translations and/or transcripts are given for all non-English video clips. Topics include family, food, education, religious and cultural customs, work, art, sport, travel, and more.

Many of the videos from PBS nova are impressive because they truly show how many of the living things and none living things in our world work. My 5th grade students love to watch PBS and have discussions about the videos. by esteban_cole Jul 15

here we have the irony of one David H. Koch patronizing NOVA, one of the very few science programs and the syndicated version of the BBC's Horizon (the programs are virtually identical; mostly the narrator is switched out). This is really quite disturbing to anyone who is prepared to pay attention. via: by notpicnic Mar 8

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