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Jun 10, 2012

Symphony of Science Bundle v1​.​5

http://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/album/symphony-of-science-bundle-v15
Digital Album
Immediate download of 16-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

Your favorite scientific thinkers become rock stars in the first compilation of songs from the acclaimed video series Symphony of Science. Includes all 15 songs, plus one unreleased track and a desktop background to boot.
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All for FREE (or name your price)!
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Watch & download the videos here: www.symphonyofscience.com

"We Are Star Dust" - Symphony of Science




[Neil deGrasse Tyson]
We are part of this universe
We are in this universe
The universe is in us
Yes, the universe is in us

[Lawrence Krauss]
Every atom in your body
Came from a star that exploded
You are all star dust
From a star that exploded

[Tyson]
Look up at the night sky
We are part of that
The universe itself
Exists within us

We are star dust
In the highest exalted way
Called by the universe
Reaching out to the universe

We are star dust
In the highest exalted way
Reaching out to the universe
With these methods and tools of science

[Richard Feynman]
Stand in the middle and enjoy everything both ways
The tininess of us;
The enormity of the universe

[Tyson]
The atoms that make up the human body
Are traceable to the crucibles
That cooked light elements
Into heavy elements

These stars went unstable in their later years
And then exploded
Scattering their enriched guts
Across the galaxy

[Refrain]

[Tyson]
We are part of this universe
We are in this universe
The universe is in us
Yes, the universe is in us

Welcome to the Symphony of Science

The Symphony of Science is a musical project of John D Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. The project owes its existence in large measure to the classic PBS Series Cosmos, by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steve Soter, as well as all the other featured figures and visuals. Continuation of the videos relies on generous support from fans and followers. You can make a donation if you wish to contribute support to the project. Thanks to everybody who has donated - enjoy what you find!NEWS (5/9/2012):
A new video is out today - "We Are Star Dust"! A musical celebration of our celestial origins, featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard Feynman and Lawrence Krauss. Watch it here!

The Symphony of Science bundle has been updated to version 1.5! The newest song is now included in this 16-track compilation album which includes a special unreleased track and Symphony of Science wallpaper. Click here to get it!
If you enjoy my works, I am available for hire as a composer / video producer. Click Here for more info, or email me at john@symphonyofscience.com.

Jun 6, 2012

When you stop walking…

by Paulo Coelho on June 5, 2012

In one of my books (The Zahir), I try to understand why people are so afraid of changing. When I was right in the middle of writing the text, I came across an odd interview with a woman who had just written a book on – guess what? – love.
The journalist asks whether the only way a human being can become happy is to find their beloved. The woman says no:
“Love changes, and nobody understands that. The idea that love leads to happiness is a modern invention, dating from the late 17th century. From that time on, people have learned to believe that love should last for ever and that marriage is the best way to exercise love. In the past there was not so much optimism about the longevity of passion.
“Romeo and Juliet isn’t a happy story, it’s a tragedy. In the last few decades, expectation has grown a lot regarding marriage being the path towards personal accomplishment. Disappointment and dissatisfaction have also grown at the same time.”
According to the magical practices of the witchdoctors in the North of Mexico, there is always an event in our lives that is responsible for our having stopped making progress. A trauma, a particularly bitter defeat, disappointment in love, even a victory that we fail to quite understand, ends up making us act cowardly and incapable of moving ahead. The witchdoctor finds and gets rid of this “accommodating point”. To do so, he has to review our life and discover where this point lies.
Why?
Because, according to the story that we were told, at a certain moment in our lives “we reach our limit”. There are no more changes to be made. We won’t grow any more. Both professionally and in love, we have reached the ideal point, and it’s best to leave things as they are. But the truth is that we can always go further. Love more, live more, risk more.
Immobility is never the best solution. Because everything around us changes (including love) and we must accompany that rhythm.
I have been married to the same person for 33 years, but methaphorically speaking, the same marriage contains several “new marriages” during our relationship. Our bodies and souls changed, and we are still togeher. If we wanted to keep on as we were in 1979, I don’t think we would have come so far.

Jun 3, 2012

Digital Literacies


Google Forms For Everything

With Google Formsyou can create free, online surveys, quizzes, questionnaires, registration forms, and many more data collection tools. Learn how to create forms with many types of questions, share forms with others, collect data, and analyze and use the results. See practical examples of how we have used Google Forms in our district including online quizzes, computer lab reservations, parent email address collection, student registration, community surveys, technology request forms, data collection for science experiments, and more.
For more details and resources related to this presentation please see here: http://www.appsusergroup.org/presentations/google-forms-for-everything

Paperless Classroom


The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs!
Google Docs makes it possible to create and share documents digitally. This is great for the classroom, but it can also be a management challenge if you have lots of students and lots of docs. Learn the best ways to share docs, properly use collections, create dropboxes for students, make handout folders for teachers, use comments to provide feedback and help students revise work, make use of the template gallery, and more. The paperless classroom is possible!

For more details and resources related to this presentation please see here: http://www.appsusergroup.org/presentations/paperless-classroom