lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2009

Archimedes to Hawking

The article above is but a small selection of the amazing trivia and fascinating stories about some of the greatest names in science.
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If you love science, or would like to instill the love of science to your children, pick up Cliff Pickover's Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them. You won't be disappointed
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Links:
Archimedes to Hawking Amazon page The book's website Cliff's website
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On a personal note, this article took way longer than I thought (and I didn't even get to Stephen Hawking!) ... because I ended up reading Cliff's book from cover to cover! It was definitely an interesting read.
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Now, like I mentioned above, Cliff has generously offered free copies of Archimedes to Hawking to Neatorama readers with the most interesting experience with science or funny personal story about a science class ... Write yours in the comment section; the best three will win a free personalized copy of Cliff's book (so make it good!)
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http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/12/5-scientific-laws-and-the-scientists-behind-them/

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lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2009

Conversation Club * What to do

LANGUAGES * ENGLISH
Conversation Club

Un club de conversación está diseñado para ayudarte a incrementar tus habilidades orales. Las cuatro habilidades para aprender un idioma son: speak, listen, write and read (en orden descendiente de dificultad). Existe confusión entre las diversas formas de practicar por lo que, para tu conocimiento, te aclaramos que cada una de las cuatro habilidades mencionadas requiere de enfoques y ejercicios distintos.

La confusión radica en que estas cuatro habilidades se practican en una misma sesión, sin que el alumno tenga una referencia que indique claramente cuándo se está practicando qué. Por lo tanto, a continuación se muestran los diez puntos a seguir para tener una sesión produtiva y exitosa para desarrollar la habilidad específica de hablar en idioma inglés.

01 - Always speak english language.
02 - Never speak spanish language.
03 - Do not worry about mistakes.
04 - Use the words you know.
05 - Follow all the instructions.
06 - Recycle words and sentences.
07 - Participate with every pupil.
08 - Show you are interested in your improvement.
09 - Help to run the topics smoothly.
10 - Show others your presence is desirable.

Los sistemas educativos oficiales en Latinoamerica adolescen de ciertos problemas que limitan el avance del alumno. Con el fin de aprovechar al máximo una sesión de club de conversación te enlistamos a continuación lo que no se debe hacer, para que no seas tú quien se limite a sí mismo.

01 - Interrumpir la sesión para exponer dudas sobre gramática, ortografía, etc.
02 - Interrumpir la sesión para exponer y ventilar asuntos personales.
03 - Actuar como si fuera tu primer dia de clases, como si no supieras nada.
04 - Aparentar que no entiendes nada para que tu instructor se enfoque solo en ti.
05 - Hacer preguntas ajenas a los temas sugeridos.

10 THINGS A STUDENT SHOULD NEVER SAY DURING A SESSION

01 - I don't know.
02 - I don't understand.
03 - I don't know what to say.
04 - I don't know if my pronunciation is correct.
05 - I don't know if it's correct what I'm saying.
06 - You are not going to understan me.
07 - They are not going to understand me.
08 - This is very difficult for me.
09 - They are going to laugh.
10 - They are going to critizise me.

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French culture - music
Cultural diversity in France
In this edition, Frederic Martel talks about 'The cultural practices in France at the digital age' by Olivier Donnat. How the French respond to American culture? And singer Corneille is in Paris for his new album.

cinema
'Samson and Delilah' in the running for an Oscar
In this edition, director Warwick Thornton is our guest for his Australian drama 'Samson and Delilah', about two indigenous teenagers falling in love. And find a huge selection of Halloween Costumes at the National Opera in Washington DC.

US cinema
New-York, star of a film!
In this edition, Rebecca Leffler talks about cinema. After 'Paris, je t'aime', The Big apple version 'New York, I Love You' is released. It is a series of short films about the love of the city. And tomorrow Halloween!

cinema - literature
Charles Timoney helps us to understand French language!
In this edition, British author Charles Timoney is our guest. He helps us to get an inside look at those incomprehensible Frenchies with his book 'A certain..Je Ne Sais Quoi'. And, Bruce Willis is an action hero in 'Surrogates'.

cinema - literature
New version of 'Pride and Prejudice' of Jane Austen
In this edition, Augustin Trapenard talks about Jane Austen classic revisited: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'. And Bruce Willis is back in action with 'Surrogates' directed by Jonathan Mostow.

Africa - exhibitions - music - sculpture
Sandra Nkaké’s first album 'Mansaadi'
In this edition, singer Sandra Nkaké is our guest. She will be tomorrow night at the Cigale in Paris for her first album "Mansaadi". And let's have a look at the exhibition of Hervé Di Rosa about Sculpture from Africa.

exhibitions - fashion
Bloggers, the new field of journalism
In this edition, Jessica Michault talks about social media-blogging, part of the fashion and the public. Then, traveling artist Hervé Di Rosa takes us to his exhibition in France.

dance - music
Melanie Pain by herself
In this edition, Melanie Pain is our guest. She is one of the main voices of Nouvelle Vague and she wants to make a name by herself with a solo album 'My Name'. And a standing ovation for the Pockemon Crew in Lyon.

dance - music
Music news with Amobe Mevegue
In this edition, our music critic Amobe Mevegue talks about eclectic artists who perform worldwide. He starts with Moby, Rachid Taha and Papa Wemba. Then we will follow at the Lyon Opera the dancers of Pockemon Crew.

contemporary art - music
Expatriate's new album is released today!
In this edition, Ben king from indie rock band Expatriate is our guest. They will be playing at the Paris Zenith tomorrow night. Then, let's go to the Biennale of Lyon taking contemporary art to the streets.

literature
Gay rigths and gay movement
In this edition, let's debate with Frederic Martel around the gay rights. He starts with the story of the gay movement with the book of Julian Jackson until the legalisation ten years ago.

comics - photography - Venezuela
A look at Caracas with photographer Christopher Anderson
In this edition, photographer Christopher Anderson shows us the violent reality of Caracas in a book entitled "Capitolio". Then, a look at the end of the Rome Film Festival, and a happy birthday to Asterix and Obelix!

cinema
Haneke's 'White Ribbon' now playing in France
In this edition, Rebecca Leffler talks about 'The White Ribbon', Michael Haneke's film that won the coveted Palme d'Or, which takes place in a rural German town. Then, another film with 'Triage' at the Rome Film Festival.

cinema - contemporary art - technology
A new way to read with the Kindle
In this edition, let's debate with Francis Pisani a new technology specialist and journalist about the future of the book with the Kindle. Then the critically acclaimed 'Sin Nombre' is released and the Fiac starts.

comics - contemporary art - technology
The Book of Genesis written as a comic strip
In this edition, Augustin Trapenard invites us to discover the Book of Genesis illustrated by Robert Crumb. Then, let's debate about the electronic book and don't miss "Sin Nombre" by Cary Fukunaga.