Electrochemical Ethanol: No Plants Were Harmed In The Making Of This Fuel

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The biofuel industry has been hot on the trail of second-generation concoctions that eschew corn in favor of non-food biomass, but a third wave of innovation is already brewing on the horizon. That would be the conversion of waste gases to liquid fuel…

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There will be a ‘blood moon’ eclipse tonight

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A rare “blood moon” eclipse will be visible in the North and South American skies tonight when the Earth’s shadow covers the full moon in an eerie red glow. These “blood moons” occur when the moon passes through the darkest part of the Earth…

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‘Blood Moon’ Captivates Stargazers

NASA shares incredible images of the moon as it turned glowed during a total lunar eclipse. *MORE: http://abcn.ws/QmZTOj

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Global Wind Power Capacity Projected To Nearly Double In 5 Years (Charts)

Asia is now leagues ahead of other regions within the global wind market. Furthermore, this market is expected to grow at an annual cumulative capacity rate of more than 10 percent over the coming five years. A recent Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC…

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There is no Bad Student but may be Bad Teachers – Facebook Conversation

The debate started with the post

 

Jackie Chan says (in “The Karate Kid“) “There are no bad students, but bad teachers!”
What’s your reflection on this?

 

The following chain of reactions and responses followed

 

  •  Except some students, the other part lies on how efficiently a teacher involves with the students, how deep he goes to make them understand.
     ”Life and values” are more important than the marks scored. This used to be my point of view through out my teaching career
  •  Roger that sir, indeed if a students gathers knowledge for the sake of being informative and aware then he/she will ultimately excel.
  • A child is just a stone when a teacher gets him nd its her duty 2 build out a great sculpture from it . So it depends on the teacher’s skill nd ability behind d success of a student.
  •  Sir if there is a bad teacher – first of all he isn’t a teacher just a mere professional paid to lecture – a teacher isn’t someone who is proficient in their subject – no but is an individual who can make the student think or influence him/her in a positive manner. Teacher is not a designation which can be obtained – it has to be earned – we see reports of teachers in newspapers in a bad light – those aren’t teachers for he/she has never earned the title of teacher in the first place there …….. And this is my take – I have barely 17 years of life experience 
  •  So we shud hav to ponder more on teaching disability than learning disability
  •  A tchr must facilitate learnng… Educatn s secndary to lrnng! Thtz wt our tchrs dnt do:| ryt cnditns n enviornmnt cn mk neone a gud studnt:)
  • I believe it’s about interest. Even the best teacher in the world cannot teach a subject to a student whose interests lie elsewhere. The teacher’s task is to point the student in the right direction. Any teacher who can do that is a good teacher. Any student who follows his/her heart is a good student.
  •  Waken interest and kindle enthusiasm are the sure ways to teach easily and successfully. Then there won’t be a ‘bad’ teacher and a ‘bad’ student. Jackie Chan was wrong.
  • I guess… no teacher in the world has made a student bad!! Only the appropriate avoiding of attention towards him/ her makes something like the word BAD!! A bad teacher to a student may be a pretty good teacher to another!!
  • It’s not totally right….. Teachers can change even bad students..
  •  There are such things, as bad teachers! Those who are more in it for the comfort of a steady paycheck and lighter workloads than for anyone/anything that exists outside their periphery! Not generalizing here, just pointing out a reality that is known by everyone but just conveniently dusted under the carpet!
  • Students were good and good only when not handled by any teacher; the first teacher being the Mother who helps the child to learn from mother nature and to live well and meet the basic necessities. After 3 to 6 years she admits the child to school for further learning. This is a new beginning… 
    A teacher dedicated to the profession without any selfish motive is very much necessary to show the kids the path to truth and righteousness.
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    Jackie Chan began his film career as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury (1972) and Enter the Dragon (1973, pictured). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

     In the 1984 film version of The Karate Kid, the original version, he says that Karate lies in the heart and not in the belt.(referring to our manner of judging quality by the color of the belt). This, taken out and applied in this context exposes a deeply entrenched social fallacy, one that is hidden in plain sight. And the convenience of this manner of judgement makes it harder to look at anything without these aids, so although it brings the question of a school under a dark cloud, it is still a legitimized dark cloud! 

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God and Stephen Hawkings

Does Stephen Hawking have any enmity with GOD?

(Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and the Author of A Brief History of Time)

In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 to 2009 he held the post of Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science. Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.

 

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The problem with students – They are not listening!

Why the school students of today are different (or indifferent) compared to the students of yesteryears?

 

There are many reasons. Before exploring the reasons, let me narrate how I established the fact through some random questions asked in class.

 

I visited class XI during leisure and started chatting with them. In between I asked a few questions.

 

I asked first, “ZERO AFTER FIFTY, FIVE BEFORE E, WHAT IS THE RELATION BETWEEN YOU AND ME?”

 

Though it is a simple question which can be easily answered by one who think a little analytically none among the 40 students could answer it. I had to explain how the relation evolves to be LOVE.

 

Hearing the term LOVE, they became vary attentive.

 

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I then asked, “A plane was flying from China to India and met with an accident close to the border and most of the passengers died. Where should the survivors be buried – in India or in Chine? There was a heated discussion. Many argued why they should be buried in China or in India or why not.

 

After some time, I smiled and said, “Please listen to my question once again”. and then I repeated  the question giving stress to the word “survivors“. Then they understood the pitfall and the lack of attention they had. I continued with some other such questions and most of them coul not be answered correctly.

 

This is a simple proof that the students of today are not so studious. They don’t listen to information the way they should. They are hearing; not listening. They are seeing; not observing.

 

What to do?

 

The students should be motivated to think and solve puzzles. Let them solve problems through mental calculations rather than using calculators and computers. Help the students get the holistic picture of the problem situation rather than the superficial symptoms of the problem. For any nation to progress, the thinking ability and problem solving aptitude of its youth must be strengthened.

 

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