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  • The Death Penalty abolished in Illinois

    10 mars 2011 ( #>>BAC : entraînez-vous )

    The U.S. map below shows the present statute of capital punishment in the U.S.A. ... Illinois is now the 16th state to abandon capital punishment. On January 6, the Illinois House approved a bill to repeal the death penalty by a vote of 60 - 54 and yesterday...

  • How much electricity for the Internet ?

    11 mars 2011 ( #SCIENCES & TECH )

    TECH U.S. Infrastructure (magazine) : Click on the illustration to get the full-size infographic Listening, reading online, tweeting, building Facebook walls, downloading or uploading, building websites, sending e-mails (or receiving them !)... All these...

  • A smart grid integrates renewables

    11 mars 2011 ( #SCIENCES & TECH )

    TECH America's national grid is outdated and inefficient : nowadays increasing the renewable energy generation is the solution.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...

  • Japan earthquake & subsequent tsunami

    12 mars 2011 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    March 11, 2011 Predicted tsunami wave heights The tsunami set off warnings for much of the Pacific basin including the west coast of the United States and South America. Officials say waves have not caused major damage in Hawaii and pose no flooding danger...

  • Press/radio/TV... MEDIA websites

    13 mars 2011 ( #MEDIA )

    Kidon Media-Link is a website gathering myriads of links There, you can get thousands of media and news sources -from almost any country in the world- which allow you to access magazines, newspapers, TV or radio programmes. Have a try ! <<< Every country...

  • 20th Century : real Wonder Women

    08 mars 2011 ( #Society - Economics )

    Click to open the infographic : and then, start the interactive : visualise "Wonder Women" in their various domain (related colour) "The women portrayed in this interactive are just a selection of influential, pioneering and successful women from across...

  • Education materials -Japan disaster

    16 mars 2011 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE "20 ways to teach about the disaster in Japan across the curriculum" : (you need a free subscription to access the article) The US Geological Survey -or USGS- website also displays resources and information on natural hazards (earthquakes,...

  • 100 books worth reading -INFOGRAPHIC

    16 mars 2011 ( #LITERATURE )

    These "top 100 book" are shown on a Guardian infographic : "Do Top 100 Books polls and charts agree on a set of classics ? [...] the results of over 15 notable book polls , readers surveys and top 100's both popular and high-brow [books /.../] included...

  • St Patrick's Day -savour its recipes !

    17 mars 2011 ( #FOOD in the ANGLOsphere )

    Some of these Irish recipes from the 'Emerald Isle' are part of Saint Patrick's Day worldwide celebrations : <<< from the BBC website Celebrate St Patrick's day too with traditional beef stew , soda bread and Baileys and chocolate cheesecake ... along...

  • St Patrick's Day -Irish sayings

    17 mars 2011 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    I've been noting or scribbling these Irish sayings and blessings here and there : in Ireland, or collecting others from books (sometimes magazines) and more recently from the Internet. Click on ^^^ the shamrock Some of them are close to poems, some others...

  • The Awards forecasts INFOGRAPHIC

    14 mars 2011 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    Some time before the Academy Awards, webtrends illustrated the buzz on the possible winners on this striking info- graphic. <<< click on the illustration to get the full-size picture Today you know 2011 Awards winners : compare the buzz forecasts with...

  • March 20 -spring EQUINOX

    20 mars 2011 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    In 2011 March equinox occurs tonight Image : courtesy of the N.A.S.A. March equinox will occur tonight, on March 20 in 2011. From an astronomical viewpoint, that's when spring begins in the northern hemisphere ; autumn also begins, but in the southern...

  • Spring -paintings & illustrations

    20 mars 2011 ( #CinemA-RT )

    Here are some paintings illutrating spring : The one I decided to start with was not painted by an English, American or any other English-speaking painter... yet, it is maybe the most famous allegory of the spring season in the world : can you recognise...

  • The U.S.A. at their worst... & best ! -INFOGRAPHICS

    22 mars 2011 ( #Society - Economics )

    The 2 infographics below display various features state by state : The maps show you what the U.S.A. are worst at... but also what their best assets are :-) The data in the 'U.S.A.'s best' infographic come from history.com, 50states.com and SolarPowerRocks.com...

  • Twitter is 5 years old -VIDEO

    21 mars 2011 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    On March 21, 2007 "Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey blasted off the very first tweet . What began as an experiment in "microblogging" -no more than 140 characters, please- has become a cultural landmark : Twitter now has 200 million users, including tech...

  • Visualising Google news aggregator

    23 mars 2011 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. You can view ⇓ the most recurring Google news in... ... Argentina / Australia / Austria / Brasil / Canada / France / Germany / India...

  • 'THE' Royal Wedding

    25 avril 2011 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    Focusing on the Royal Wedding : YouTube Royal Channel ⇑ above The Royal Coat of Arms is illustrated by Sodakan & under the CC BY-SA license On the Official Royal Wedding website you can view the formal consent of Her Majesty ⇓ the Queen to William and...

  • 20th century : the British Royal Weddings

    25 avril 2011 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    As Catherine Middleton and Prince William are to marry in 3 days (April 29)... let's view a few pictures of the British royal weddings that not only fascinated the British crowds, but also the rest of the world... throughout the 20th century and now into...

  • Who will be the future King ? -AUDIO

    26 avril 2011 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    Listen to Mary : she'll tell you about who is likely to be the next King -and why... Now you can answer the QUIZ Who will be the future King ? 1) How old must one be to become King/Queen ? Eighteen years old Twenty-one years old There's no age limit Sixteen...

  • Mac vs PC -profiles INFOGRAPHIC

    28 avril 2011 ( #Society - Economics )

    Do you consider yourselves "Mac", "PC" or "neither" persons ? 'Hunch' used statistics based on more than 80 million responses to "Teach Hunch About You" questions : they were given by about 700,000 users of the website Hunch.com -between March 2009 and...

  • The Guardian -since May 5, 1821

    05 mai 2011 ( #MEDIA )

    ^^^ was formerly known as "The Manchester Guardian" and founded in 1821. "The Guardian" is told to have the 2nd largest online readership of any English-language newspaper in the world (after the New York Times). On the first page of the May 5, 1821 issue,...

  • Why Geronimo ?

    07 mai 2011 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    Why was Geronimo - the name of one of the best-known Native Americans- chosen as the code name for the operation to capture the (formerly) Saudi terrorist ? Click on Geronimo's ⇓ portrait below to read the BBC news (U.S.A. & Canada) article - 3 May 2011...

  • 100 years of WORLD cuisine -shocking

    11 mai 2011 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    Visualizing 38 million deaths from 25 conflicts The artists Clara Kayser-Bril, Nicolas Kayser-Bril & Marion Kotlarski "[...] wanted to put a picture on these digits. A shocking, gory picture, like the reality of war. [...] Our understanding of conflicts...

  • Student bullying in the U.S.A.

    29 mai 2011 ( #Society - Economics )

    Student bullying in schools is a serious issue The statistics show a student is bullied every seven minutes in the U.S.A., and that most of the time, bullying occurs on playgrounds. 77% of students are bullied and cyber-bullying is rapidly approaching...

  • Global Internet traffic x 4... by 2015 -INFOGRAPHIC

    14 juin 2011 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    According to Cisco's (1) data, the global Internet traffic is to quadruple between 2010 and 2015. Mashable details the forecast in the infographic below ⇓ (1) : Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American-based multinational corporation. It designs and sells consumer...

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