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Libre à qui le souhaite de tisser ici ses propres fils avec ceux d'un blog à la trame dessinée par l'anglais et son univers. Orientés par exemple par l'histoire, l'humour, la musique ou le cinéma ses vidéos, textes, sons, illustrations -etc- viennent y prolonger les thèmes explorés en cours, et j'y publie des ressources conçues pour enrichir la pratique de la langue. S'il peut devenir outil de progression, je souhaite aussi qu'il vous procure plaisir et parfois même amusement... why not ?!
Last autumn, the Institute for the Future of Technology issued the map above ⇑ to help you find "your own path through the dynamic, turbulent, and startling multiverse of exploration." The report below ⇓ details its main issues :
The IFT is located in Palo Alto (California) ; it licensed this work under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. -U.S.A., which means you can reuse and transmit it, provided you mention its authors, you share identical license conditions and you do not... make money with it :)
Science-Biology Sections -& interested
One of Hallowe'en favourite prank is scaring people... Let's see how fear is related to our memory and how it affects our brain
"Wind is an important nature force that humans have learned to harvest
to create power (and curse it for giving them bad hair days). [...] By harvesting the wind’s power, we are able to create electricity using wind turbines".
Before Autumn Holidays, you finished studying documents and a video about wind turbines. Check out the infographic below : it illustrates how wind power is collected to generate electricity ::
The video you've started studying :
The Simple English Wikipedia definition :
Wind turbines use the kinetic power of the wind to generate electricity. Historically, they were more frequently used as a mechanical device to turn machinery.
There are two main sorts of wind generators : those with a vertical axis and those with a horizontal axis.
Here are the 3 main types of wind turbines :
HAWT / VAWT = horizontal / vertical axis wind turbines
updated November 25, 2011
redrawing the map of Great Britain from a network of human relations :
NHK World is a Japanese TV channel that broadcasts news and information
on Japan's politics, business, culture, entertainment and more.
Here the journalist explains what happened to the nuclear reactor near Fukushima. His speech is both slow rythmed ans clear, and plain diagrams and pictures illustrate his explanations.
America's national grid is outdated and inefficient :
nowadays increasing the renewable energy generation is the solution. Power should be generated from sources as diverse as the sun, the wind, the seas and even waste.
It is currently difficult for consumers to see how much electricity they are using. Smart grid devices are being developed to help consumers monitor and cut back their electricity usage, allowing them to cut down their energy bills and pinpoint off-peak hours in which to run their energy-intensive machines.
Solar panels are good examples of renewable energy generating devices: