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Interactive video lesson plan for: Prof. Brian Cox on the Role of Science in a Democracy

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I have several large-scale projects in the works, but needed something short and sweet to whet my creative appetite. Professor Brian Cox's comments last week, after winning the President's Medal in London, provided my way in. This is but a snippet of a longer diatribe on governmental policy and journalism that ignores scientific findings, and the importance of scientific education in the preservation of democracy.


JAX Kaguya mission footage:,
Space Shuttle Endeavour Flyby and Landing at LAX from Raytheon Roof Deck:
Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9:
Star Trailing by Jelle S:
Stars and Planes by Sam Javanrouh:
Polaris Star Trail by blind summit:
Boeing Dreamliner 787 Take Off and Landing:
ChangSha-ShenZhen High Speed train:
Health care with Citrix and Wyse at Seattle Children's Hospital:
DARPA Robot Masters Stairs:
Production of the All-New Lexus 2013 ES:
Samuel Jackson iPhone 4S_Siri:
Obama on Syria at UN General Assembly:

Brian Cox: It is not acceptable to promote bad science:
"Who Wants an Apple," from the motion picture "Knowing," by Marco Beltrami: Available on iTunes

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Tagged under: Brian Cox,Science,Democracy,Scientific Method,Space,Technology,Engineering

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