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Apple Laptops to Swim with the Blu Ray? Did you know a ruthless DVD format war is underway? Blu Ray technology is competing against the HD-DVD format, to provide tech consumers with advanced DVD players. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on April 26, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Baruch's Chemistry Lab Safety Tutorial Online tutorial on basic laboratory safety developed by the Department of Natural Sciences Baruch College New York. Topics include: Exploring the lab, What to wear, Safe practices, and Emergency Scenarios. The tutorial takes 20 minutes and includes a quiz. Requires Flash 7. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Baruch's Biology Lab Safety Tutorial Online tutorial on basic laboratory safety developed by the Department of Natural Sciences Baruch College New York. Topics include: Exploring the lab, What to wear, Safe practices, and Emergency Scenarios. The tutorial takes 20 minutes and includes a quiz. Requires Flash 7. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Statistical Literacy Statistical literacy is the development of the ability to use statistical data to effectively support an argument or hypothesis, particularly with reference to cause and effect. This web site promotes interest in statistical literacy as part of the university curriculum for non-mathematics students. It provides a range of resources designed to provoke discussion and the exchange of ideas. Resources include technical papers, features, articles and book reviews. News stories are used as case studies and a page on standardizing explores Simpson's Paradox. Statlit is part of the W.M. Keck From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 26, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


The Geomaths Front Page This online textbook provides tutorials in mathematics for students of geology and related sciences. The first level of modules applies mathematical principles to such geological phenomena as seismic velocities, the Richter Scale, radioactive decay, sedimentation rates and accumulation. The 2nd level modules explore the mathematical principles in greater depth. The text is accompanied by a glossary of terms and revision quizzes. These materials were developed for geoscience students at University College London. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 26, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Mathematical techniques in astronomy This web site offers an introduction to the history of the application of mathematics, the study of astronomy and introduces the basic concepts of spherics. There are links to related pages explaining the basics of logarithms and spherical trigonometry, as well as brief entries on famous mathematicians and astronomers. This resource was originally developed as part of the Starry Messenger Project by the Whipple Museum of the History of Science with the University of Cambridge for students of the history and philosophy of science. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 26, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Vischeck This site lets Web developers see how a Web page would appear to someone with color blindness. It also provides information about colorblindness. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 26, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Obstetric Ultrasound - A Comprehensive Guide This site is a great interactive source highlighting ultrasound technology. The is rich with links that allow the visitor to explore this amazing technology. There is even a section on 4-D ultrasound, which includes links to actual samples of 4-D ultrasounds. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 26, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Kidsonline@home: Internet Use in Australian Homes The Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) and NetAlert Limited recognised a need to capture behaviours and attitudes associated with Internet use in the home, particularly among children aged eight to 13 years and their parents, in order to understand Australian families' current Internet safety strategies and needs. The report found that children are online younger and longer with the growth of broadband, and while Australian parents and children are overwhelmingly positive about the benefits of the Internet, nearly forty per cent of parents said that their children have had a negative From EdNA Online on April 26, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Global Education Issues: HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS issues page from the Global Education Website, initiated and funded by AusAID to support its Global Education Program. Includes: Facts; Background; Australia's responses; the global agenda, teaching activities, links to other resources and case studies including: Facing the global challenge of HIV/AIDS in Vietnam. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Pan Evaporation: an Example of the detection and Attribution of Trends in Climate Variables Proceedings of a workshop held at the Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra 22-23 November 2004. Included: Workshop summary on pan evaporation: An example of the detection and attribution of climate change variables. Roger M. Gifford, Graham D. Farquhar, Neville Nicholls, Michael L. Roderick; The pan evaporation paradox – an overview of the scope of the problem. Graham D. Farquhar & Michael L. Roderick; Spatio-temporal trends in pan evaporation over Australia 1970-2003. Michael Hutchinson, Jason Sharples, Jennifer Kesteven; Observed climate change in Australia – what we do and From EdNA Online on April 26, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Creative Commons: Accessing, Negotiating and Remixing Online Content Imagine a world in which you could access a greater amount of creative content and have a greater capacity to reproduce, communicate, cut and paste or remix that content within the boundaries of copyright law. The Creative Commons project aims to do just that. Through a set of basic protocols or licences it hopes to create a space or a commons wherein digital content can be accessed and reutilised without fear of lawsuit. Online Opinion, 26 April 2005 From EdNA Online on April 26, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


AusAID Focus Vol. 15 No. 4 December 2000: HIV/AIDS December 2000 issue of AusAID's Focus magazine includes reports of HIV/AIDS projects and people affected in the Pacific, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia. From Recent Items on April 26, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


AusAID Focus Vol. 18 No. 4 Summer 2003/04: HIV/AIDS The Summer 2003/04 issue of AusAID's journal Focus is dedicated to the topic of HIV/AIDS. With more than seven million people living with HIV/AIDS in the Asia-Pacific, AusAID has recognised that the virus is one of the key development issues facing our region. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Health, Wealth, AIDS and Poverty This paper was presented at the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Meeting in October 2001. It addresses the economic and security aspects of the escalating HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia Pacific region. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


HIV/AIDS (Save the Children) Resources, statistics and information on HIV/AIDS from Save the Children. Drawing on their global experience in working with children and youth in crisis, Save the Children has identified two principal goals to address the growing HIV/AIDS pandemic: preventing new HIV infections, especially among youth and others at high risk of infection; and helping communities provide care and support for the children, families and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Every Mother, Every Child Save the Children information and projects about the links between the wellbeing and survival of mothers and that of their children. Research has consistently shown that when mothers have health care, education and economic opportunities, both they and their children have the best chance to survive and thrive. Sections include: Saving Newborn Lives; School Health and Nutrition; Child Survival; Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Astrophysics Visualization Archive Online movies from Hayden Planetarium can be seen here . There are animations for activities in the solar system, by stars, across galaxies and into the distant universe. The collisions here of authoritative astrophysics and digital illustration form incredible new scientific insights and visual wonder. From Golden Swamp on April 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Free Multimedia Quizzes Contains dozens of interactive quizzes on topics such as Elementary Math, Fractions, Spanish, Geography, SAT Verbal and Spelling. Some of the quizzes include audio clips and graphics. All quizzes feature animated interface, feedback sounds and other enhancements that make learning more enjoyable. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 25, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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