Science & Technology

Monet’s Garden – Impressions of the Master Artist @ New York

Monet’s Garden – Impressions of the Master Artist @ New York

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The exhibition Monet’s Garden in The New York Botanical Garden from May 19 to October 21 2012 is sure to be a treat for all seasons, ravishing the senses and providing a fabulous feast for the soul.

Conserving Culture – Cairo Genizah Fragments Now Online

Conserving Culture – Cairo Genizah Fragments Now Online

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The Cairo Genizah fragments are an accumulation of Jewish manuscript fragments in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. They are now online, so they can be studied by scholars and all of those with an interest in the rich heritage of the Jewish tradition.

Blood red moon

Apollo, from the Earth to the Moon – Imagination & Knowledge

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Apollo has changed through the ages to suit the times and needs of those seeking to achieve greatness by using him as a symbol, including taking men into space

TED -Technology, Entertainment, Design – Ideas to Talk About

TED -Technology, Entertainment, Design – Ideas to Talk About

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When TED2011 took place at Long Beach, California delegates were talking, playing and listening to music, enjoying comedy and dance and much much more. They were emailing, blogging, tweeting, eating and networking while enjoying caffeine-fueled conversation between the program’s many sessions.

The Hour, if only there were a few more minutes each episode

The Hour, if only there were a few more minutes each episode

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From satirical shifting sexual mores to social concerns, from Soviet spies to MI6 assassins, The Hour created and written by Abi Morgan, is a stylish new British drama about journalism during the 1950’s

Einstein and Eddington – Making Academic Concepts Accessible

Einstein and Eddington – Making Academic Concepts Accessible

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Arthur Eddington understood Albert Einstein’s ideas and worked hard to prove them correct. He said when waiting to view the solar eclipse in 1919 “if …we look up into the heavens and take photos of the eclipse we will be scientists at our work and we’ll be looking at the poetry of existence…

Rhetoric – The Art of Persuasion is a Cultural Imperative

Rhetoric – The Art of Persuasion is a Cultural Imperative

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Words well delivered can be loaded up with many meanings, both positive and negative. They can infiltrate and influence our thoughts, our ideas, and opinions because words are how the world works. The style of life words have produced is what we enjoy in Australia today. Many have died to protect those rights and our liberty under the law.

Studio Schools – An Education Revolution for the Real World

Studio Schools – An Education Revolution for the Real World

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Studio Schools are a new kind of learning institution being established in the UK where small teams of teenage kids learn by working on projects that are “for real.”. This was an idea first established during the Renaissance period in Europe (14 – 17th centuries) where work and learning were integrated; you worked by learning and learned by working.

Remember Motoring  – Touring on the route â Corniche

Remember Motoring – Touring on the route â Corniche

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It’s an incredible motoring experience to drive the route â Corniche in France, from the lively undervalued city of Marseilles, where you feel the wealth and glamour surround you as you leave following in the wake of Ferrari’s driven by diamond encrusted millionaires to travel via St Tropez, Cannes and Nice all the way to Monte Carlo.

Louie Schwartzberg – Happiness Revealed

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDMoiEkyuQ&feature=player_embedded#! Author, photographer, painter and keynote speaker Elizabeth Murray in California sent me the link to this beautifully filmed video presented at the TED conference 2011. TED is all about ideas worth spreading.  This presentation was given by Louie Schwartzberg award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer. His notable career spans more…

The Gough Map of Great Britain Medieval Miracle goes Digital

The Gough Map of Great Britain Medieval Miracle goes Digital

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It is really only since the Victorian Age that early maps of the world went from being considered amusing relics of dark-age ignorance held up to public scorn and ridicule to being seen as an essential element in understanding the medieval world-view. They are important to anyone with an interest in the art, literature, philosophy and social structure of that time.

Change, Carbon, Crying and Many Agendas – Paying the Price

Change, Carbon, Crying and Many Agendas – Paying the Price

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Change is inevitable and in a progressive country change is constant. The truth about the Carbon Tax in Australia is out there, but will it ever be found? This is the debate we had to have.