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Mike Baird has been elected unopposed as the new NSW Liberal Party leader, and will soon become the state’s 44th premier after the shock resignation of Barry O'Farrell yesterday. But what are the prospects… In a world of iPhones and drones, people are right to wonder why they are still working so hard. The past century saw huge technological advances and yet there hasn’t been a corresponding increase in leisure… Considering India’s aspirations to be a global power, foreign policy has played but a minor role in the current election campaign. The manifestos of the major parties also say little on the subject, so…

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A Film Blog: Book Review: The Reason Why (1953, Cecil Woodham-Smith) Note: An early version of this article originally appeared on Amazon.com. My reason for posting this here will become apparent, if a) you noted my recent hints about researching a larger, in-depth article; b) you know the book's connection with a certain movie. Cecil Woodham-Smith (1896-1977) was born of an Irish family in Wales. Marrying a London solicitor, Woodham-Smith busied herself raising children and writing potboiler novels, before becoming an historian. After finishing an acclaimed biography of Florence Nightingale (1950), she remained fascinated with the Crimean War, especially the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Science and technology research news « Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Next » Detecting corrosion and fatigue during service A new project, CORFAT (Cost effective corrosion and fatigue monitoring for transport products SCP7-GA-2008-218637), looks to develop new monitoring technology based on acoustic emission testing (AT) combined with follow-up NDT (non-destructive testing) to detect defects such as corrosion or cracks in the structure of surface transport products (ships, railway tank cars, road tankers). Projects talks to Andreas Jagenbrein about predictive maintenance and what this means for transport safety.

Google honours Hedy Lamarr, inventor of technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Hedy Lamarr: from actress to inventor Google pays tribute to Hollywood actress-turned-inventor Hedy Lamarr on the 101st anniversary of her birth. Renaissance woman Hedy Lamarr could not be accused of living a dull life. A Collection of Social Network Stats for 2010 For the third year running (see 2008, 2009) I’m going to aggregate stats in the social networking space on a single blog post, and update it through the year. Data fiends should bookmark this post for future reference. Stats are important –but on their own, they don’t tell us much Stats on social networks are important, but don’t rely on them alone. Data is like fire, it can be used for good and bad, proper insight and analysis is always required. Beyond that, you’ll often see conflicting stats across the industry as everyone has different methodologies, as a result, this listing will help you to see the greater trends –not numbers without context.

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Questions Learners Should Be Addressing Every Day at School I believe it is every educator’s responsibility to help insure that learners are addressing the following questions during each school day: What questions am I asking today?What answers am I seeking today?What am I exploring today?What am I making today? Accelerating Future There isn’t enough in the world. Not enough wealth to go around, not enough space in cities, not enough medicine, not enough intelligence or wisdom. Not enough genuine fun or excitement. Not enough knowledge. of Halloween - Halloween Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2020 will occur on Saturday, October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween.

Social media positive for teens? Maybe! I'll admit it right at the start: When I think about teens and social media, I immediately begin to tally up the negatives. What good could possibly come from teens and tweens spending gobs of time on online networks, posting nonstop "selfies," some in rather suggestive poses, and often communicating with people they don't even know? A running joke at home: My girls, ages 6 and 7, can't get iPhones until they're 40. Indigenous Education Resources Indigenous Education Resources Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following may contain images and voices of deceased persons. Sites are Australian unless specifically indicated otherwise.

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