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...

Democratic representation in an internationalized and globalized World

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 Professor Stefanie Bailer from ETH Zurich reported that in globalized political order, there are debates of whether the end of parliamentarism has come or whether it is time to declare a postparliamentarist period. She explained the problems of free votes. Afterwards, she analysed voting processes for complex issues and factors which explain these decisions. She came to the conclusion that modern...

Why Democracy? A philosophical defence against the most subtle despisers

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 In his presentation, Professor Günter Abel from the Technical University of Berlin asked the question of whether society can provide reasons for an understanding of democracy beyond the stranglehold of the dichotomy between metaphysical absolutism and resigned relativism. He asked to leave behind the whole picture of the political as a space of truth and knowledge. Rather, one might conceive the...

Life, death and democracy

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 Life and death are traditional issues of democratic political reflection. They appear in different discussion contexts – from the question about life protection to death penalty. Over the past decades, technical-scientific developments have contributed to a new dynamic of the relation between death, life and politics. In his presentation, Professor Herbert Gottweis from the University of Vienna...

MWV Episode 42 - USA Science and Engineering Festival - Part 1

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On October 23 2010, MicrobeWorld attended the first annual USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In part 1 of this two-part video, Stanley Maloy, Dean of the College of Science at San Diego State University, takes us on a tour of the microbiology related exhibits at the festival. Featured in this episode are the American Society for Microbiology booth "Where the Microbes Are (Everywhere!)" and the members of the Microbial Sciences Initiative at...

Science Digest - The Lost Episode - Astronaut

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Quirky Science Digest Host Mathew Arden interviews Astronaut Chuck Malone in this Lost Pilot episode.

We dug up the lost pilot episode of Science Digest from 1981! Check out Mathew Arden's insightful and hilarious interview with Astronaut Chuck Malone about the moon, space travel, gravity, fame and coming
home. Enjoy!

Science Digest Episode 4 - Particle Guy

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Quirky Science Digest Host Mathew Arden interviews Particle Physicist Dr. Geoffrey Yale.

Galileo Players latest episode of Science
Digest features Galileo founder and Second City's own Matt Hovde and Second City alumnus John Hildreth. Enjoy!

Science Digest Episode 3 - Astronomy Lady

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Quirky Science Digest Host Mathew Arden interviews Astronomer Rhoda Hartleib.

Galileo Players latest episode was written by Galileo founder and new SNL writer, Tom Flanigan and features Galileo founder and Second City's own Matt Hovde and Broadway & film star and Second City alum Jackie Hoffman. Enjoy!

Donna e Scienza:Marie Curie (versione corretta)

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Lavoro presentato dalla II L del Liceo Classico "M.Cutelli" di Catania (versione corretta)

Bubble Art

Learn how to create bubble art with dry ice.