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To Win Google's $30 Million Prize, Florida Students Offer To Fly Your DNA To The Moon

To Win Google's $30 Million Prize, Florida Students Offer To Fly Your DNA To The Moon | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it

A group of Florida students will fly your DNA to the moon if you give them $10,000 to help them build their lunar rover.


They are one of 26 teams participating in Google's Lunar X contest with $30 million in prize money at stake. To win the money the teams' lunar robot has to land on the moon, travel 500 meters and send video, images and data back to the Earth.


Teams also have to be "privately funded" -- meaning no governments. So a Florida team that calls itself Omega Envoy, has turned to Kickstarter to raise $200,000. For its big-wig sponsors pledging $10,000 or more, the Omega Envoy is offering to fly your DNA to the moon, in addition to letting you drive the rover and other assorted goodies.


Omega Envoy is a team from a firm called Earthrise Space Inc. (ESI), a non-profit that matches students and industry professionals to build commercial spacecraft stuff.


So far, the team doesn't have many takers. It's only raised about $2,000 from 37 backers. The biggest pledge so far is $300, which gets you a small-scale model of the Lunar Rover as a prize, plus a T-shirt and other tchotchkes. But there are 17 days left, so here's hoping they make their fundraising goal.


Google selected the teams in 2010 and they have until 2015 to get to the Moon, drive around and take video. Here's the thing the Omega Envoy team is trying to build.

 

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Is case of the 43 missing students in Mexico closed? - CNN.com

Is case of the 43 missing students in Mexico closed? - CNN.com | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says there is "legal certainty" that 43 college students who went missing four months ago were murdered.
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(CNN)Mexican authorities say they're not done.


There are still suspects at large they have to detain, and detainees they must try and sentence. But Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says there is "legal certainty" that 43 college students who went missing four months ago in the Mexican state of Guerrero were murdered.

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Soldiers accused as teachers murdered

Soldiers accused as teachers murdered | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
The Burmese government say investigations are continuing into the rape and murder of two teachers last week.
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The young women were from the minority Kachin ethnic group and activists and locals blame soldiers from the Burmese army.

They say they must have been responsible as they had just been deployed in the women's village.

Jonah Fisher reports.

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From poop to drinking water, Bill Gates drinks it to prove it is clean (video)

From poop to drinking water, Bill Gates drinks it to prove it is clean (video) | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
In poor communities around the world, human waste gets into the drinking water causing disease & death, now a machine solves the problem by turning this waste into drinking water.
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I can now sell my poop and help many people drink safe clean water and have safe clean electricity. With the profit that I will make (in my dreams) I can invite all my friends out and buy them drinks like whiskey and water (made from my poop). Bill Gates is the best. 

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The Ajarn Daily

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The Ajarn Daily, by Donald Patnaude: Founded in December 2001 by Donald Patnaude & Supawan Inbunna. Donald had just arrived in November 2001 for what was to be his sixth and final visit to Thailand. He ended up staying and teaching.
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The Ajarn Daily, by Donald Patnaude: Founded in December 2001 by Donald Patnaude & Supawan Inbunna. Donald had just arrived in November 2001 for what was to be his sixth and final visit to Thailand. He ended up staying and teaching.

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ETT Google Jamboree

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The EdTechTeacher Google for Education Jamboree or ETT Google Jam will bring together innovative educators from all over to learn about leveraging the power of google to enhancing student learning. The event will be February 27 2015 at the Cambridge Google HQ.
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EdTechTeacher Google Jamboree is limited to 200 attendees. Please fill out the application form below by January 7th and tell us how you will make 2015 the best year for student learning! We are looking for motivated teachers and leaders to join the ETT Google Jamboree. We hope it will be you so APPLY TODAY!

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Kizoa Video Maker: Happy New Year 2015 - YouTube

This is my count down from 29/12/2014 - 01-12-2001 which was my first Christmas/New Year celebration here in Bangkok, Thailand. http://ajdon.asia/
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Ajarn Donald's Blog: Season Greetings

Ajarn Donald's Blog: Season Greetings | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
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Beginning in January 2015 we will be adding and promoting competitions among all schools who signup for our 1 Baht per student per day campaign (with a minimum of 200 students) 365 for a 12-Month subscription. There will be weekly and monthly prizes awarded for the top achievers. We will also be setting up a regional competitions among all 10 ASEAN member countries. This regional competition will hopefully take place by late 2015. Stay tuned! 

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Download KIDOZ

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First 200 to claim this offer will get $20 worth of Coins to use at the KIDOZ Store. 

Hurry Up! Try Your Luck!

Don't Have KIDOZ Store?

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Backstage

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Want to spend more time with people you love doing things you love in 2015?
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Bringing you Flexible Scheduling

Now you can setup a custom schedule for your newspaper! Yes, skip the weekends or even create Holiday editions to publish and promote your newspaper just on the days you wish.

We hear a cup of warm "Swiss" chocolate works wonders when it comes to curating your paper, ...so, sit back, enjoy and set your paper to publish when you need it to, as you wait for what is to come.

Shhh... can you keep a secret?

Something really special is cooking backstage at Paper.li.

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Selecting The Right Gift

Selecting The Right Gift | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Once again we are in the gift giving season. Therefore on behalf of English Attack! Thailand and Ajarn Donald's English Languages Services, I would like to wish you and your families a Safe & Happy Holiday Season.Now let's talk a little about gift giving.If you're in Bangkok, Thailand then you should be able to relate to this scenario about first: the traffic jams, second: sizes and colors and lastly the prices. Are you are aware of those famous Reese's peanut butter cups, chocolate and peanut butter flavors coming together to create the best candy bar in the world? Well here at English A
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Oh yes and for you last minute shoppers we do have something here that will help you. Just click here. http://goo.gl/klQzqn

Once again Supawan Inbunna and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2015.

Supawan Inbunna 088-249-4917 / 089-201-1680 supawan.inbunna@english-attack.com

Donald Patnaude 081-855-2701 donald.patnaude@english-attack.com

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Games for Learning English, Vocabulary, Grammar Games, Activities, ESL

ESL Games Plus offers interactive online games for learning and teaching English as a Second Language. Our learning games are mostly suitable for teaching ESL Kids and Teenagers. There are activities for teaching and practising English grammar, vocabulary, sentences, listening and pronunciation skills. By playing our fun educational games, students learn English vocabulary, sentence structures, grammar, listening, pronunciation and phonics.The site features these ESL Activities Online: ESL Classroom Games, Memory Games, Spelling Games, Sentence Games, Interactive Board Games, Hangman Games, Jeopardy, Wheel Games, Concentration Games, Matching Games, Car Racing Games, Pirate Games, Crocodile Games, Word Games, Mobile Games for iPad,
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About this site

ESL Games Plus provides the best quality ESL games and fun activities for both teachers and learners. 

We are the same team that brought you the ESL Games World, a site which won the site of the month award at TEFL.net – http://edition.tefl.net/awards/esl-games-world/

By selecting only the best game concepts from feedback gathered on ESL Games World, this site aims to offer users the best ESL educational fun games experience. 

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Donald Patnaude - A Haiku Deck by Donald Patnaude Jr.

Donald Patnaude - A Haiku Deck by Donald Patnaude Jr. | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
These are just a few cool facts about me since my birth a long time ago. I just want to share them with you my friends. I have really had a great life which continues today. Best of all I have so many Awesome friends like you and I am grateful for this. Thanks for reading and it is OK to share it with your friends on enemies. Always study hard and believe in yourself and not what others may think about you.
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Just Who Is This Guy? These are just a few cool facts about me since my birth a long time ago. I just want to share them with you my friends. I have really had a great life which continues today. Best of all I have so many Awesome friends like you and I am grateful for this. Thanks for reading and it is OK to share it with your friends or your enemies. Always study hard and believe in yourself and not what others may think about you. about.me/ajarn
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Get Digital

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Giving myself a digital career makeover with a perks pack from GA, About.me, Moo.com, and Amazon Web Services.
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GET DIGITAL

Build your personal brand and take your career to the next level with an essential e-kit from GA, about.me, Moo.com, and Amazon Web Services. One lucky individual will also receive the grand prize, a backpack brimming with the tech gear needed to win at work:

A MacBook AirAn iPad AirBeats by Dr. Dre Solo2 On-Ear Headphones$1000 USD Gift Card to Apple$500 Amazon Web Services promotional creditThe Luxe by MOO Suite prize pack, valued at £450A free 1 year premium account with about.me

https://generalassemb.ly/win/get-digital-perks-pack?rid=YWphcm4uZG9uYWxkQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ

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Facebook down worldwide

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Facebook goes down around the world for around 50 minutes as Lizard Hacker Group claims responsibility for bringing down big website for second time in two days.
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:41:00 +0700 : Facebook goes down around the world for around 50 minutes as Lizard Hacker Group claims responsibility for bringing down big website for second time in two days.

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Year of the Goat

Year of the Goat | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
19th February 2015 welcomes in the Year of the Goat - Happy New Year! This year is also sometimes known as the Year of the Sheep or the Ram. Whichever animal, we hope you enjoy our fun printables, colouring pages, puzzles and crafts, and learn a little about people born in that year. Year of the Goat Dates If your birthday lies between the dates below, you were born in the Year of the Goat. 17th February 1931 - 5th February 1932 5th February 1943 - 21st January 1944 24th January 1955 - 11th February 1956 11th February 1967 - 29th January 1968 29th January 1979 - 15th February 1980 15th February 1991 - 3rd February 1992 1st February 2003 - 21st January 2004 Next Year of the Goat 19th February 2015 - 7th February 2016 Goat Characteristics The person born in the Year of the Goat (or Sheep, or Ram) is one of the most popular of people. Goats tend to be polite, loving, kind-hearted, gentle and calm, and can always be counted on when you need a friend. The goat is charming, and always elegant. Year of the Goat Activities
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Year of the Goat

 

Supawan 088-249-4917 / 089-201-1680
supawan@ajdon.asia

 

Donald 081-855-2701
Line: ajdon_asia / 092-267-8113
donald@ajdon.asia

 

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Paris attack: Gunmen identified,one suspects surrenders, other spotted

Paris attack: Gunmen identified,one suspects surrenders, other spotted | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
(Latest: Photos of two suspects released, youngest suspect surrenders, brothers seen) French anti-terror police launched a late-night raid in a northeastern city Wednesday in a frantic manhunt for three masked gunmen, two of them brothers, who killed 12 people at a satirical weekly in Paris.
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Thailand should learn some valuable lessons from this Tragedy. The Thai government or anyone for this matter has the right to restrict the Freedom of Speech. I do say now that everyone has the right to speak about the royal family or any matter that they wish. I call on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha 
to wake up and give everyone the rights and freedoms granted to them at birth. 

 

The French, Americans, British, Australians etc. will not accept controls over their rights given to them at birth, from anyone/any government including Thailand.

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Asean Economic Community 2015: Ready or not, here it comes

Asean Economic Community 2015: Ready or not, here it comes | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Goal of single Asean market with gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.5 trillion & trade of $1 trillion will take many years, achieved gradually, step by step, sector by sector.
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On paper, no one doubts the potential of a single market with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.5trillion and intra-regional trade of $1 trillion. But reaching the full potential the AEC offers could take many years.

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Principal Loses Job Over Misspelled School Sign

Principal Loses Job Over Misspelled School Sign | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
When a New Jersey public school principal was reassigned last week, the writing was on the wall.

Actually, it was on the school sign -- which was misspelled at least twice.

Antoinette Young, the principal of Public School Number 20 in Paterson,...
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How not to spell December.

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Bangkok Globe | Teacher Mails Letters He Had Students Write To Themselves 20 Years Ago

Bangkok Globe | Teacher Mails Letters He Had Students Write To Themselves 20 Years Ago | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
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We’ve all had “that teacher” who has influenced our lives, and for many students, “that teacher” is Bruce Farrer. Many years ago, Bruce told his ninth graders to write a ten-page letter to their future selves. Twenty years later, this incredible teacher tracked all of his students down and delivered the letters right back to the hands that wrote them. Their reactions show just how much this amazing act meant to them.

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OVEC Wins Two Awards in the Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2014

OVEC Wins Two Awards in the Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2014 | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
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The Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC) cooperated with the National Research Council of Thailand to submitOVEC inventions and innovations, "the Toddy Palm Kernel Splitter" by Surat Thani Technical College and "the Silk and Cotton Thread Hooker with the Built-in Reel Spinning System" by Ubonratchathani Polytechnic College, to the Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2014 exhibition and contest. The event was held in Seoul, South Korea, by the Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) between 25th November and 1st December 2014. More than 700 inventions and innovations from 70 worldwide countries were on display.

 

The results of the contest are as follows:

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Animoto - 'Gift a Video' for the Holidays

Animoto - 'Gift a Video' for the Holidays | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
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Please help this Awesome charity Cameras For Kids Foundation. Create a FREE account on animoto.com and enter Code: GIFTAVIDEO Videos are meant to be shared. Gift a FREE month of Animoto Plus for everyone on your list, on us (promo code: GIFTAVIDEO). For every code redeemed, we'll also donate $1 to the Camera for Kids Foundation. 

New Animoto users can redeem the code below. Expires Dec. 24, 2014. Valid for new users only.

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Pakistan mourns its school dead

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Funerals begin in the Pakistani city of Peshawar after the country's deadliest Taliban attack leaves 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.
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Every country on Earth must send their soldiers to hunt, capture and bring to justice every terrorist in every country today. Terrorist are only cowards who always attack  innocent children, women and men. Wake-up world governments.

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Misterduncan's FULL ENGLISH - 1 - ONE - YouTube

'Full English' playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbvnlSJNf_DYX8jVA_kcIpQuRBXcf2XIZ Episode 1 of 'Misterduncan's Full English'. A different wa...
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Episode 1 of 'Misterduncan's Full English'. A different way of teaching English, without a single whiteboard in sight. Welcome to the birthplace of the English language...ENGLAND. Have fun!

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Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After
Sunday, December 7 at 10am/9c


December 7 will forever be remembered as the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, yet little has been revealed about President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first responses to the news of Japan's attack on U.S. soil on that day in 1941. This two-hour special spotlights secrets and little-known details about FDR's leadership and decision-making during the critical hours after the attack. Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After also explores the treatment of Japanese Americans in the wake of the attack. Students will learn about the context in which the U.S. entered World War II, and will be able to explore questions of leadership and ethics during this tumultuous era in world history.


Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After would be useful for History, Global Studies and Politics courses and for course units and lectures on World War II. It is appropriate for middle school and high school students.

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Coming Up: Decision From Ferguson Grand Jury on Officer Darren Wilson - NBC News

Coming Up: Decision From Ferguson Grand Jury on Officer Darren Wilson - NBC News | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
A prosecutor is set to unveil a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager...
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