This is causing universities to rethink their value to students,” says Professor Koller, who is from Stanford University’s computer science department. The most prestigious universities are always going to have enough demand for places - but the emergence of high-quality online courses could be tougher for middle-ranking institutions. Why would you pay high fees to sit through a mediocre lecture, when you could go online and watch world experts at another university, even if it’s in another country? “The universities in the middle will really have to think about their proposition,” she says.
A Polish military prosecutor has shot himself in the head after cutting short a news conference in his office, officials and media reports say.
He asked reporters to leave so that he could take “a break”.
Upon hearing a loud thud, the reporters returned to find him on the floor with a pool of blood around his head.
America’s classified X-37B spaceplane is probably spying on China, according to a report in Spaceflight magazine. The unpiloted vehicle was launched into orbit by the US Air Force in March last year and has yet to return to Earth. The Pentagon has steadfastly refused to discuss its mission but amateur space trackers have noted how its path around the globe is nearly identical to China’s spacelab, Tiangong-1. There is wide speculation that the X-37B is eavesdropping on the laboratory. “Space-to-space surveillance is a whole new ball game made possible by a finessed group of sensors and sensor suites, which we think the X-37B may be using to maintain a close watch on China’s nascent space station,” said Spaceflight editor Dr David Baker. The X-37B, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), looks like a mini space shuttle and can glide back down through the atmosphere to land on a runway, just like Nasa’s re-usable manned spaceplane used to do before its retirement last July. (via BBC News - X-37B spaceplane ‘spying on China’)
Market trader upsets BBC News viewers over predictions (01Oct11)
Uploaded by liarpoliticians on Oct 1, 2011
A so called market trader made an appearance on BBC News basically telling people the economy is f8cked, and you should prepare for a possible total collapse, unbelievably, there were complaints about his prediction.
Recorded from BBC Weekend Breakfast, Newswatch, 01 October 2011.
Thousands of young unemployed professionals are escaping Portugal’s crippling economic crisis by finding jobs in former colonies, such as Brazil and Angola. The reversal of traditional migration patterns is fuelling talk of a “lost generation”.
Portugal has traditionally exported some of its manpower - it has a diaspora around the world of three million. But in the past, it was blue-collar workers and villagers who left for a better life. Now it’s the skilled and well-educated.
Laura Emmett if RT is state proaganda TV, what is the #BBC? (17Jun11) #NPR #PBS
Uploaded by liarpoliticians on Aug 30, 2011
Russia Today’s Laura Emmett defends the news channel from idiot reporter for The Times newspaper Oliver Kamm, who says that RT is nothing but a propaganda channel… and what is the BBC then? The BBC is a mouthpiece for the Labour party.
Recorded from BBC2’s “GMT”, 17 June 2011.
BBC News: Immigrants over Brits for jobs (01July11)
Uploaded by liarpoliticians on Jul 2, 2011
The BBC give a different version of the call for British businesses to stop hiring immigrant workers, almost as if the BBC endorses immigrants over those born / raised here.
Recorded from BBC 6pm News, 01 July 2011.