Ten Ways Immigrants Help Build and Strengthen Our Economy Jason Furman, Danielle Gray July 12, 2012 10:09 AM EDT America is a nation of immigrants. Our American journey and our success would simply not be possible without the generations of immigrants who have come to our shores from every corner of the globe. It is helpful to take a moment to reflect on the important contributions by the generations of immigrants who have helped us build our economy, and made America the economic engine of the world.
Famous American Immigrants Albert Einstein: Greatest physicist of the twentieth century. Born in Ulm, Germany, the young Einstein was dissatisfied with the restrictive schools in Germany. Working gun made with 3D printer 6 May 2013Last updated at 06:38 GMT By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service, Texas The BBC's Rebecca Morelle saw the 3D-printed gun's first test in Austin, Texas The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US. The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online. The group has spent a year trying to create the firearm, which was successfully tested on Saturday at a firing range south of Austin, Texas. Anti-gun campaigners have criticised the project.
Ned Kelly: The outlaw who divides a nation More than 130 years after he was hanged, Australia's most notorious outlaw is being buried, as old tensions resurface about what he really means to the country. To many Australians, Ned Kelly, the son of poor Irish Catholics, was a heroic anti-establishment figure who fought corrupt British colonists in the 19th Century. To others, he was a vicious thug who murdered three police officers. Kelly's descendants have insisted that by burying him, they were not seeking to glorify the notorious bandit, but to give him a dignified and proper farewell. "It's good to see that Ned will get the funeral he finally deserved in the first place," says Anthony Griffiths, the outlaw's great-grandnephew.
Jeux sérieux en vrac pour enseigner l’anglais Les articles de la collection « Jeux sérieux en vrac pour » proposent des ressources vidéoludiques accompagnées de pistes pédagogiques qui n’ont pas été testées ni évaluées : vos commentaires sur la valeur de la ressource ou sur son usage sont donc les bienvenus. Le jeu vidéo peut être utilisé pour pratiquer plusieurs activités langagières. Il peut servir à la compréhension orale, à la compréhension écrite mais aussi à la restitution orale voire même à la restitution écrite mais seulement dans une minorité de jeux. De plus certains jeux sérieux permettent de pratiquer ces activités tout en apportant des connaissances supplémentaires sur la civilisation ou la culture en rapport avec la langue étudiée.
How languages evolve - Alex Gendler What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"? In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images. What do Game of Thrones’ Dothraki, Avatar’s Na’vi, Star Trek’s Klingon and LOTR’s Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs. Conlangs have all the delicious complexities of real languages: a high volume of words, grammar rules, and room for messiness and evolution.