[00:02]Advances in technology have made it easier than ever
[00:06]to turn any island into paradise. State-of-the-art systems
[00:10]can generate electricity or purify water, and innovative
[00:15]prefabricated houses make construction a breeze.
[00:21]The Richter scale is not a machine (as many people
[00:24]assume) but a mathematical formula used to quantify the
[00:29]amount of energy released by an earthquake.
[00:35]He is one of only a handful of known cases in the
[00:38]country. Since diagnosis, Ben has been on large amounts
[00:42]of medication to rectify the internal damage done to his
[00:46]body in the early stage of his life.
[00:50]If the prevalence of the dress is a reaction to our
[00:54]collective unease, then, a shift to more unorthodox styles
[00:59]might signify greater social security.
[01:04]Where we find ourselves in our lives today is that
[01:08]technologies today, not the promise of technologies
[01:12]tomorrow, are failing to simplify our lives.
[01:18]Today there are many charitable organizations which
[01:22]specialize in helping the weary traveler.
[01:28]In this lesson, students share opinions about
[01:31]innovations that affect their lives. They then identify and
[01:35]summarize articles about innovative ideas, products or
[01:40]activities that appear in The Times.
[01:45]The stadium has come to symbolize both the pitfalls
[01:49]and advantages associated with hosting the first World
[01:53]Cup on African soil. It was long delayed by objections
[01:57]from local residents...
[02:03]During the year-long shutdown scheduled for 2012,
[02:07]engineers will inspect 10,000 wires that connect giant
[02:12]superconducting magnets inside the machine.