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Most recent update: October 22, 2005 at 11:00 p.m. Atlantic Time (GMT-4)
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Asian civilisations museum The Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore presents a range of exhibitions that reflect the complex pan-Asian heritage of the island, displaying artefacts from East, South, Southeast and West Asia. Its companion Web site presents a textual introduction to the aims of the museum, provides visitor information, and lists past, future and current exhibitions. Users will find this exhibition section most informative, which links to extended descriptions of past and current events in the museum's galleries. In the 'Past Exhibitions' section, details are available via hyperlinks for m From New Humbul Resources on October 22, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Zhongguo fu nü wang The online resource for the All-China Women's Federation introduces the goals, activities and history of this official organisation designed to promote the interests and rights of women in the People's Republic of China. The Web site has two main sections: largely text-based information and statistics available from links from the main page; and a multimedia section. From the main page, users can follow links to official statistics about women's roles and employment in China, can read about the activities and campaigns run by the Women's Federation at local and national lev From New Humbul Resources on October 22, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


PBS frontline : dangerous straits The PBS Frontline programme, Dangerous Straits, explores the often-rocky relationship between America and Mainland China through the lens of disputes over the sovereignty of Taiwan. Its online resource explains the key issues explored in the programme, provides the text of interviews with China experts, observers and reporters, and lists additional resources, downloads and links. Interviewees include: Henry Kissinger; American, Chinese and Taiwanese government officials; academics; journalists; and Lt. Shane Osborn, the pilot of a US spy plane which collided with a Chinese fighter over the Tai From New Humbul Resources on October 22, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


PBS frontline : from China with love The online resource to the PBS Frontline programme, From China With Love, focuses on a Chinese-American FBI 'asset', Katrina Leung, accused and brought to trial for counter-espionage for allegedly passing secret files from her FBI handler lover, JJ Smith, to the Chinese authorities. While an introduction provides the basic facts of the case (popularised as 'The Parlour Maid Case' on account of Leung's codename), the Web site also provides a chronology of the main events in Leung's career with the FBI, and assessments of the case from Leung's defence lawyer an From New Humbul Resources on October 22, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


TIMSS in Australia (ACER) ACER is responsible for undertaking the data collection in Australian schools for Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) which is a project of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). This Australian view on TIMSS provides general access to information, sample items, reports and key findings. Participating teachers and schools can login to the website and Australian TIMSS Database to access specific information and resources for participating schools. From EdNA Online on October 22, 2005 at 5:01 a.m..


Typeonline A structured touch typing course for motivated individuals looking to develop their keyboard skills, and a free resource to complement supervised keyboarding education in schools. From Teaching and Learning on the Web on October 22, 2005 at 5:01 a.m..


Experiment! The Partnership for Science Literacy is a national initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to increase awareness among parents and families—particularly those in Latino/Hispanic, African American, and other minority communities—of the value of science literacy for all children. The Partnership is building a coalition of local and national organizations to empower families to improve their children's interest in and learning of science. The initiative is built around four key ideas: (1) that science education is for every child, (2) that science is ev From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 22, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


The Java Virtual Wind Tunnel An interactive Java simulation of a wind tunnel that employs computational fluid dynmaics (CFD) to determine the various flow parameters. Nice graphical displays of pressure, velocity, temperature, density and Mach number. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 22, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Picasso's Still Life with Chair Caning Audio and animated discussion of Picasso's Still-Life with Chair Caning. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 22, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Leonardo's Last Supper An interactive website about Leonardo's Last Supper that looks at issues of condition, patronage, naturalism, and iconography. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 22, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


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