Monthly Archives: February 2014

L6 – BBC Inequality in Britain

This is essential viewing:

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Today’s activities about technology – appropriate, intermediate and megaprojects in Ethiopia

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February 27, 2014 · 7:44 pm

India air pollution

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London dealing with air pollution

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Would you pay 155,000 pounds for 5 minutes of weightlessness in space this autumn?

Virgin Galactic is planning the trip 62 miles up to commence this autumn. Hollywood stars Tom Hanks and Angelina Jolie are among about 700 people who have paid up to £155,000 to take part in a two-hour flight aboard Branson’s SS2.
Along with the flight, those aboard will experience about five minutes of weightlessness as part of the package.
So far, three test flights of the SS2 have only managed altitude of around 13 miles.

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BBC South Africa – Whites in slums

This really opened my eyes to inequality that exists since apartheid:

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U6 and L6 – Solar power in Jordan

A must see documentary for both classes!

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