Saturday, March 28, 2009

MONEY, Money, money!

You remember the old ABBA song?

Money, money, money
Must be funny,
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money,
Always sunny,
In the rich man's world


What does a million look like ? ... And a billion? ... How about a trillion?
Discover it here
http://deliveriesgalore.com/2009/03/18/one-trillion-dollars/

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Wire

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire_(TV_series)



Hey Pupils! If you EVER drop by...
[ obviously, my site meter free membership says you don't but still, I keep posting... ha ha ]
... know that you'll be given a 20/20, the anglo-saxon A, if you do a 2-mn-oral report about
that TV series.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Playing for change / Song around the world.

THE PLAYING FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION
Mission statement:
"The playing for change foundation (PFCF) is dedicated to connecting the world through music by providing resources (including but not limited to facilities, supplies, and educational programs) to musicians and their communities around the world. [...]"
Also read Mark Johnson's and Jonathan Walls' résumés on their website.
They co-direct Playing For Change.They're the co- and talk about them in class.
http://playingforchange.com
You can also read about Mark's "Director's vision" here: http://playingforchange.com/blog/?p=16
AND NOW ! Here 's the "video qui fait du bien." Thanks to my dear friend Mimi. I've come up with a few propositions of translations and I'll give them to you. But before, why don't you post a comment to suggest a translation?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Nasa launches Earth hunter probe

"An unmanned Nasa mission to search the sky for Earth-like planets with the potential to host life has launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida."

The Kepler telescope will orbit the Sun to watch a patch of space thought to contain about 100,000 stars like ours.[...] Controllers took their first opportunity to launch the probe, at 0349GMT (2249EST) on 7 March, 2009. Kepler blasted off atop a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. "This is a historical mission; it's not just a science mission," said Dr Edward Weiler, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at Nasa."I maintain that it really attacks some very basic human questions that have been part of our genetic code since that first man or woman looked up into the sky and asked the question: 'are we alone?'." ... Nice video of the lift off here: and the article in full.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7929831.stm

Thursday, March 05, 2009

About the brain



Jill Bolt Taylor has a fabulously clear way to speak about her experience (tough one) with the brain. It is enlightening, don't you think?

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Follow-up

A Giant Breach in Earth's Magnetic Field

Themis discovers hole in Earth's solar storm shield a.k.a. the magnetosphere.

"NASA's five THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a breach in Earth's magnetic field ten times larger than anything previously thought to exist.
" [...] "At first I didn't believe it," says THEMIS project scientist David Sibeck of the Goddard Space Flight Center. "This finding fundamentally alters our understanding of the solar wind-magnetosphere interaction." ...Read more below

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/16dec_giantbreach.htm

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/themis/news/themis_leaky_shield.html

The 2007 THEMIS Mission: investigate what causes auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to dramatically change from slowly shimmering waves of light to wildly shifting streaks of color. Discovering what causes auroras to change will provide scientists with important details on how the planet's magnetosphere works and the important Sun-Earth connection.