美麗台灣短片(1)

發現美麗台灣Common Wealth Magazine (《天下雜誌》 sponsored a contest of “Beautiful Taiwan” short videos [美麗台灣短片競賽]. These short videos were published in YouTube. CW had selected top 50 videos.

In this post, I embedded these 50 short videos from YouTube for you to watch and comment. They will split into 10, first post, 20, 2nd & 3rd posts, respectively. Continue reading 美麗台灣短片(1)

Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor for Flute and Strings

NTU Alumni Chamber Ensemble (NTU Chamber) returns to the regular Sunday night gathering for practice. The Ensemble consists of one flute, one first violin, two second violins, one viola, one bass clarinet and one piano. As for the music, we selected Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor for flute and strings. The cello score was transposed for bass clarinet. We are welcoming musicians to join us, including those play viola, cello and woodwinds. Continue reading Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor for Flute and Strings

EOLv2 — Database of Earth Life

On 2011 September 5, the Encyclopedia of Life launched EOLv2 — a new design and new features for this database of all life on Earth. It now contains some 700,000 pages, each listing a different living thing — of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria, etc.

Here is the inspiring message delivered by E.O. Wilson’s in 2007 TED Prize Talk that he wishes “we will work together to help create the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity: the Encyclopedia of Life.”

The TED community rallied around Wilson and provided resources to help build and develop the original EOL — both funders and content partners came on board to help EOL.org establish itself as a unique tool suitable for both scientists and ordinary citizens. Today, EOL has grown to become a global community of collaborators and contributors serving the general public, enthusiastic amateurs, educators, students and scientists from around the world. (quote from TED blog)