Tuesday, 30 July 2013
A thorough understanding of these characteristics of our nearest celestial neighbor will help researchers understand other bodies in the solar system, such as Mercury, outer planet moons and larger asteroids.
LADEE will launch from the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport's (MARS) Pad 0B on a U.S. Air Force Minotaur V rocket, an excess ballistic missile converted in to a space launch vehicle and operated by Orbital. This will be the first flight of the Minotaur V and the first launch beyond Earth orbit from Wallops.
Parents who are concerned that their children are always tired or are having difficulties concentrating should look at their media habits, scientists have said.
They claim that the more time a child spends on a computer or watching television, the more their sleep pattern is likely to be disrupted.
According to the scientists from Finland, previous studies have already suggested that the use of electronic media can affect a child's sleep. Since sleep directly affects a child's mental and physical health, including their performance in school, they decided to look into this further.
They looked at the sleep, TV viewing and computer use patterns of children aged 10 and 11. These patterns were then reassessed in the children 18 months later.
Note: Details of these findings are published in the journal, BMC Public Health.
Monday, 29 July 2013
Sinclair has a reputation as a 'bad operator' and at one point did all it's local stations newscasts from Baltimore. Let's see if they've learned anything.
Saturday, 27 July 2013
The camp also contained general and social competency components that allowed the children to combine learning media skills with fun and games, creative writing, conflict resolution, and saving and budgeting skills
Friday, 26 July 2013
Great if you are looking for US only stations not so great for the rest of the world.
NEWS / GRANTS: $4.9 Million MacArthur Foundation Grant Funds Additional Research on New Media and Youth Participation in Politics
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
German media companies Mainstream Media and m4e have put their plans to launch a standalone children's channel named Yep! on ice.
The reason is the recently announced collaboration with free-to-air channel ProSieben Maxx which will show children's and youth programmes provided by Yep!.
WYFR to close all shortwave services
This station descended from W1XAL (an experimental class license assigned in 1927). In 1939 the call letters were changed to WRUL, and then changed to WNYW in 1966.
Initially, broadcasts came from Boston. In 1936 the station moved to Scituate, Massachusetts.
On October 20, 1973 Family Stations, Inc. took ownership of the station using the call letters WYFR. (FSI had been buying airtime from WNYW starting in January of 1972.) At that time, the station sported four transmitters and nine reversible rhombic antennas.
Construction started in Florida in 1976. On November 23, 1977 the first transmission from Okeechobee went on the air.
For several years WYFR operated simultaneously from Scituate and from Okeechobee. The last broadcast from Scituate took place on November 16, 1979.
The Okeechobee site eventually grew to 14 transmitters and 23 antennas. And now we’ve gone full cycle.
|Earth as seen from Saturn and Earth and Moon from Mercury|
|Raw Image of Earth and Moon as seen from the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn,|
|Orbiting near the rings of Saturn, Cassini took this photo of a pale blue dot Earth,|
Danya Bashir Hobba, a campaigner for democracy and women's rights in Libya who spends her time between Dubai and Libya, was one of nine youth leaders taking part in the online One Young World Kofi Annan Dialogues with former head of the United Nations last Thursday.
During the conversation, Hobba, who works with the Dubai School of Government, said she believed social media was a way for youth to move forward and create positive democratic change " as long as they were educated and informed.
Saturday, 20 July 2013
New Delhi: Urging the media to be more responsible in reporting on children's issues, an NGO said here Friday that most of the coverage by news channels and newspapers showed a lack of empathy.
At a one-day workshop organised by NGO Butterflies, discussions were held on the impact of media reports on children.
Citing examples, Rita Panicker, director, Butterflies, said: "In the recent media coverage of the Uttarakhand flash floods, one story which was highlighted was a news video where a child was seen in desperation, crying as her parents were in hospital. The news anchor attempted to emulate the child asking for her mother, and saying that she repeated: "Mother, where are you? Look at me, I am not able to walk."
Panicker said the attempt was only to highlight the tragedy, and showed little empathy for the feelings of the girl.
She also pointed to crime stories where children were targeted.
Friday, 19 July 2013
BTW I am the guy who first thought of putting music behind a rocket launch as any audio promo in 1973 at WRMF AM AND FM in Titusville, FL.
This wasn't bad but I would have done something with a nautical theme cause after all it's the US Navy Sat and they're going to run it,
I also would have done a promo for the next ULA Launch at the end,, which makes sense but guess these guys are just learning promotion 101
On 17th of July Romedia Foundation has started a groundbreaking and inspirational citizen journalism training program called BUVERO. This training for young Romani women from all over Hungary will be held in Dunabogdány and finish on the 1st of August. During the training these 12 young women will gain knowledge about media, film making, story telling and they will develop their own short movies. On their first day they had the opportunity to meet Károly Mágó, a successful reporter and learn how to introduce themselves on several media platforms. This program will provide the participants with tools any young journalist should have, and work towards creating a better understanding of Romani culture.
From today you can expect new videos, articles, stories and updates every day. You can follow the training and support the participants by sharing their work and effort. The intensive training started with excitement from the first day and here you can see small part of it.
See part of the 1st day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpVY1pyrGfg
OPPORTUNITIES / ACTION: Want to see your face in Times Square? Send a snap and get beamed on the massive MTV billboard!
1) MTV Voices is relaunching. You heard it here first! Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks for an amazing new site, and some awesome content coming your way.
2) To celebrate we are taking over 2 massive screens in Times Square, New York, on International Youth Day (12th August). We want to show the world what being a young person is really all about and best of all, we want you to star in it.
So here’s what you need to do:
First thing is to snap a pic of you holding up the answer to one of these questions:
We need it as high res as possible, and in landscape*.
The deadline is August 4th.
We might share your picture on mtvvoices.com or our social media sites, so if you don’t want to be a part of that, let us know in the email, otherwise we’ll assume it’s ok.
So, all that’s left to do is go get snapping – you can be creative as you like, and choose any location you want. It’s your chance to show the world just what it means to be you.
*We’re looking for photos from people who are 16+, but if you’re younger than that and want to get involved drop us an email, as we’ll need to get your parents’ permission.
STUDIES / ARTICLES: Teens Have Better Relationship With The ‘Rents When They Connect Via Social Media
A new study out of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, found that teenagers actually have a better relationship with their parents when they stay connected through social media.
Half of the teens in the survey of 491 teen-agers and their parents said they used social networking to keep in touch with their parents, with 16 percent saying that they interacted with their parents every day, according to NPR.
JOBS: Internews Europe is hiring three country project directors for its new “Child Rights Connect” programme in India, Brazil and Kenya
Thursday, 18 July 2013
The color image taken July 8, 2013, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter catches Opportunity crossing relatively level ground called "Botany Bay" on its way to a rise called "Solander Point."
The image is available at http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17278 andhttp://uahirise.org/ESP_032573_1775 .
"The Opportunity team particularly appreciates the color image of Solander Point because it provides substantially more information on the terrains and traverse that Opportunity will be conducting over the next phase of our exploration of the rim of Endeavour crater," said Mars Exploration Rover Project Scientist Matt Golombek of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Opportunity was launched from Florida's Space Coast on July 7, 2003, PDT and EDT (July 8, Universal Time). The rover finished nearly two years of investigating an area called "Cape York" two months ago. Both Cape York and Solander Point are raised portions of the rim of Endeavour Crater, which is 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter.
HiRISE first imaged Opportunity in 2006, the year Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter began orbiting Mars with six science instruments. The rover had then just reached the edge of Victoria Crater, which is half a mile (800 meters) in diameter. Opportunity spent two years investigating Victoria Crater before heading toward much-larger Endeavour Crater.
HiRISE is operated by the University of Arizona, Tucson. The instrument was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project and Mars Exploration Rover Project are managed for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, by JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
For more information about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mro . For more information about Opportunity, visit http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov .