The Perversion of Islam (PoI)

When the U. S. President, the Senate Majority Leader, the Speaker of the House, military leaders, and other so-called security experts habitually reinforce the false claims of enemies, one has to question the reputations they enjoy for strategic thinking. The most striking example  is the way an obvious Perversion of…

The High Mission of Art

This brief sermon was delivered by Bob Kalk during a music service at Bell Church in Leicester, North Carolina on July 6, 2014. The guest pianist is Gerald Ball from nearby Mars Hill University. Bell Church was organized immediately after the civil war in 1866. At that time, the circuits…

The Value of Collaboration

5 Ways To Collaborate Effectively Improve how your project team works together with these quick tips. #1: Don't rely on email It's tempting to rely on email when you have a team split across several locations. Email makes it easy to copy everyone in and it is fast. But it…

New Life for Nitinol

Nickel titanium, also known as nitinol, is a metal alloy of nickel and titanium, where the two elements are present in roughly equal atomic percentages. Nitinol alloys exhibit two closely related and unique properties: shape memory and superelasticity (also called pseudoelasticity). Shape memory is the ability of nitinol to undergo…

On Common Core Standards

One of the most significant and controversial changes in U.S. education this year was the growing adoption of new academic standards known as the Common Core. Jeffrey Brown talks to Claudio Sanchez of NPR, Amanda Ripley, author of "The Smartest Kids in the World," and NewsHour Special Correspondent for Education…
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