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What is Layar? – Layar

What is Layar? – Layar | IHS Library News | Scoop.it
Layar is an industry-leading company at the forefront of the rapidly emerging medium of augmented reality (AR).
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hoping for a cheaper/free option to create AR content soon . . . 

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Why This Teen Built A Science Lab In His Bedroom... (VIDEO)

Why This Teen Built A Science Lab In His Bedroom... (VIDEO) | IHS Library News | Scoop.it
With his short, brown hair, Fred Turner doesn't look anything like his younger brother Gus, whose loud red curls are difficult to miss.
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A DNA lab in his bedroom - intrinsic motivation for the win. 

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Ada Yonath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ada E. Yonath (Hebrew: עדה יונת‎, pronounced [ˈada joˈnat]) (born 22 June 1939[1]) is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. She is the current director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2009, she received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas A. Steitz for her studies on the structure and function of the ribosome, becoming the first Israeli woman to win the Nobel Prize out of ten Israeli Nobel laureates,[2] the first woman from the Middle East to win a Nobel prize in the sciences,[citation needed] and the first woman in 45 years to win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. However, she said herself that there was nothing special about a woman winning the Prize.[3]

Yonath (née Lifshitz)[4] was born in the Geula quarter of Jerusalem.[5] Her parents, Hillel and Esther Lifshitz, were Zionist Jews who immigrated to Palestine from Łódź (Poland) in 1933 before the establishment of Israel.[6] Her father was a rabbi and came from a rabbinical family. They settled in Jerusalem and ran a grocery, but found it difficult to make ends meet. They lived in cramped quarters with several other families, and Yonath remembers "books" being the only thing she had to keep her occupied.[7] Despite their poverty, her parents sent her to school in the upscale Beit HaKerem neighborhood to assure her a good education. When her father died at the age of 42, the family moved to Tel Aviv.[8] Yonath was accepted to Tichon Hadash high school although her mother could not pay the tuition. She gave math lessons to students in return.[9] As a youngster, she says she was inspired by the Polish-French scientist Marie Curie.[10] However, she stresses that Curie, whom she as a child was fascinated by after reading a well-written biography, was not her "role model".[11] She returned to Jerusalem for college, graduating from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1962, and a master's degree in biochemistry in 1964. In 1968, she earned a Ph.D. in X-Ray crystallography at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

She has one daughter, Hagit Yonath, a doctor at Sheba Medical Center, and a granddaughter, Noa.[12] She is the cousin of anti-occupation activist Dr Ruchama Marton.[13]

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The Innovative Educator: Students you should be following on Twitter to stay in the know this school year

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French president wants to ban homework

French president wants to ban homework | IHS Library News | Scoop.it
Francois Hollande's reforms aim to promote equality in education...

 

should IHS follow suit?

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Proof That Science Books Can Be Beautiful

Proof That Science Books Can Be Beautiful | IHS Library News | Scoop.it
In his new exhibition Beautiful Evidence, artist Thomas Allen conjures a magical realm out of mid-twentieth century book illustrations.
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Voter Registration - Elections & Voter Information - California Secretary of State

Voter Registration - Elections & Voter Information - California Secretary of State | IHS Library News | Scoop.it
Information about voter registration in California.
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Voter-Approved Marriage

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No state has ever legalized same-sex marriage through a referendum. But that may change on Nov. 6.
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Bill Moyers on Banned Books Week

On the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, Bill explains why censorship is the biggest enemy of truth.
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Salman Rushdie on How He Survived a Fatwa

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Salman Rushdie says he never regretted publishing The Satanic Verses, even though the he genuinely feared for his life in the years following when an Islamic death sentence hovered over his head.  And he admits it was the only time he doubted...

 

Just in time for Banned Books week

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Cultural Clash Fuels Muslims Raging at Film

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In Egypt, some say that the protests at the American Embassy in Cairo and in about 20 countries over an anti-Islamic video was about more than religious sensitivity.
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metaio | The New metaio Creator 2.5

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The metaio Creator is the only Augmented Reality software on the market allowing you to create a complete AR scenario in less than 5 minutes.
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augmented reality library? 

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Home - Snapguide

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Snapguide is the easiest way to make and share great looking guides. Create your own guides with our mobile platform and discover guides on the go.
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A good way to make how-tos?

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Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the United States

Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the United States | IHS Library News | Scoop.it
Girls outperformed boys in more countries in a science test given to 15-year-old students in 65 countries — but in the United States, the scores reverse.
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This article suggests that gender differences in science performance are based on culture. 

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Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world

Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world | IHS Library News | Scoop.it
With new GPS technology, it is almost impossible to get lost nowadays. But is a new breed of maps changing the landscape of cartography, asks Simon Garfield.
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2012 Teens’ Top Ten Winners! | The Hub

2012 Teens’ Top Ten Winners! | The Hub | IHS Library News | Scoop.it

I've read 3 of the top 5 and just made a display that includes a couple others on the list  - so feeling pretty up to date. 

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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

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Of course we knew reading immersed us in other lives - now there are the brain scans to prove it - and that metaphorical languages makes our synapses fire. 

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Things to Ban Instead of Commonly Banned Books

Things to Ban Instead of Commonly Banned Books | IHS Library News | Scoop.it
Commonly Banned: Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson.
Ban Instead: Rope swings over rain-swollen creeks; heartbreak.

Commonly Banned: A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeleine L’Engle.
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What Your Vote Means: A Side-by-Side Comparison of the 2012 Democratic and Republican Party Platforms

What Your Vote Means: A Side-by-Side Comparison of the 2012 Democratic and Republican Party Platforms | IHS Library News | Scoop.it

quotes from both party platforms, put together by someone who identifies themself this way:

"I am an independent Web developer. I do not work for either party. I typically vote Democratic."  He/She goes on to describe the process used to chose the issues/quotes.  

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Chia Obama Is Beating Chia Romney in the Polls - San Francisco - News - The Snitch

Chia Obama Is Beating Chia Romney in the Polls - San Francisco - News - The Snitch | IHS Library News | Scoop.it
If you were freaked out by the ghoulish Mitt Romney Halloween mask that went on sale last month, check...
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Death Row inmates oppose Prop. 34

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Bryan has represented several condemned prisoners in California as well as Mumia Abu-Jamal, the radical activist and commentator whose death sentence for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman was recently reduced to life in prison.
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BOOKMANS DOES BANNED BOOKS VIRTUAL READ-OUT

Bookmans, www.bookmans.com, an independent bookstore with six locations in Arizona, created this video for the 2012 Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out, www.b...
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'Girls Who Code' Graduates Its First Class

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'Girls Who Code' Graduates Its First Class...

 

Where do I sign up?

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