Science Behind the News: Opinion Polls and Random Sampling

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During political elections, news organizations often use public opinion polls to help gauge which candidate is the front runner, and why. University of Michigan's Dr. Vincent Hutchings explains the science of random sampling that makes it possible to query a few hundred or thousand people and use that data to accurately determine how the general public might vote. "Science Behind the News" is produced in partnership with NBC Learn. Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC...

Renewable Energy Development: A Good Political and Economic Agenda

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Documentation of the special seminar on Renewable Energy Development: A Good Political and Economic Agenda by Dr. Liborio S. Cabanilla, Former Dean, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños on June 27, 2013.

Zapaday shows future news and events

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You can see the future, if you know where to look: http://www.zapaday.com Zapaday is an open news agenda and global public calendar. It's the world's most comprehensive source of information about the future. This video tells how Zapaday wants to move the focus of the web from the past to the future. And it tells how Zapaday can be useful for journalists, bloggers, political analysts, marketers, event organizers, PR professionals, scientists and travelers.

Texas Legislature Introduces Resolution Honoring MD Anderson's 70th Anniversary

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It was a big day for MD Anderson at yesterday's legislative session in Austin. To mark the institution's 70th anniversary, two members of the Texas legislature presented a resolution recognizing MD Anderson for its remarkable achievements in cancer care that span seven decades.

Texas Rep. Sarah Davis shares her thoughts on the resolution.

9th Dialogue on Science 2010 - Opinions of the participants Part 3

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 During this year’s Dialogue on Science held in Engelberg in mid October, experts from various disciplines and countries with different forms of government analyzed the concept of democracy. You can find the reportings, impressions, audio- and video-files of the 9th Dialogue on Science on the website: http://www.academia-engelberg.ch/conference_2010.php5 . Visit also the Blog on...

9th Dialogue on Science 2010 - Opinions of the participants Part 2

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 During this year’s Dialogue on Science held in Engelberg in mid October, experts from various disciplines and countries with different forms of government analyzed the concept of democracy. You can find the reportings, impressions, audio- and video-files of the 9th Dialogue on Science on the website: http://www.academia-engelberg.ch/conference_2010.php5 . Visit also the Blog on...

9th Dialogue on Science 2010 - Opinions of the participants Part 1

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 During this year’s Dialogue on Science held in Engelberg in mid October, experts from various disciplines and countries with different forms of government analyzed the concept of democracy. You can find the reportings, impressions, the audio- and video-files of the 9th Dialogue on Science on the website: http://www.academia-engelberg.ch/conference_2010.php5 . Visit also the Blog on...

Democracy and federalism

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 At the end of the 9th Dialogue on Science, former Federal Counsellor Arnold Koller spoke about federalism and democracy. He outlined the development of democracy in the past 50 years in Europe and confirmed a real renaissance. Afterwards, he discussed in detail the relation between democracy and federalism and asked the rhetorical question of whether federalism really leads to more and better...

Scope and limitations of democracy

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 In a role play, participants assumed the task of governing different countries such as Germany, Canada, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan and Serbia. On the one hand, they had the task to increase their country’s prosperity through fishing as the only source of income. On the other hand, they had to be careful to not lose the favour of the voters. This situation confronted several "governments" with real...

Challenges to democracy in the 21st century

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 In his introductory presentation, Professor Hanspeter Kriesi from the University of Zurich focused on the different areas of influence of economy and politics. That is why problems often arise. He stated that increasing globalization challenges basic requirements of democracy where decision-makers are approved by those who are affected by the decisions. However, this does not always apply in a...