Month: December 2015

Handicap week at Insa

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Handizgoud is an association  which goal is to raise awareness of disability. Even if society is better and better adapted to the insertion of disabled people in active life, the obligation of hiring 6 % of employees in situation of handicap is far from being respected in all the companies, and there are still a lot of  prejudices.

That is why, twice a year, the association organizes a week during which you can take part to a lot of fun activities and learn more about disability. The first week took place from the 10th to the 17th December 2015. Here are the activities you may be interested in :Handizgoud

  • Initiations to the french sign language the 14th, 15th, 17th and 18th December.
  • “Handimanagement” evening on Tuesday 10th  to speak about insertion of disabled people in the professional world.
  • Quiz evening on Monday 14th : Come and test your knowledge by answering some questions !
  • Conference on innovation and disability with external stakeholders on Wednesday 16th.

Also, each activity is worth a given number of points. If you have enough points, you can obtain the mention “handicap insa”. This mention is recognized by several companies and underline the interest of the student about handicap.

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Written by Susie Repellin

Movies selection for Christmas holidays

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As you mays know… there is only one week left before the Christmas holidays! You will be able to rest, sleep more than six hours a night, eat a lot of chocolate, -maybe- study for your DS (just kidding) and spend afternoons in front of your TV ! Here is a movies selection specialy done for you.

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Love Actually

OK. This is cheesy and full of love… But you must admit  you’re watching this snowy feel-good movie every winter, and deep inside, your really like it! You spend two hours following many different characters dealing with personnal issues and trying to find love and happiness. Simple and effective.

Moulin Rouge

This incredible musical movie is very underrated… Christmas is the perfect time to discover or wactch again this cute, funny and tearful love story with (young) Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.  Your favorite songs are used in a very unexpected way and the result in awesome!

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Nobody really knows why this film is still watched today… We must face it, this is quite very bad. But this is so good! This is the movie you will watch with your little sisters and brothers and every one will have a very good time with the cute Gizmo!

A Disney movie

Take the one you want, you will never be really far from the Christmas spirit! The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan… The child inside you is closer than what you think and can’t stay insensitive to Disney’s magic!

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

This visualy stunning stop-motion movie is perfect for Christmas times. A little bit creepy but super cute, the Pumpkin King became a Christmas symbol and, once again, every member of the family will enjoy it!

Joyeux Noël

If you like historical, touching and gloomy movies, this one is for you. Joyeux Noël focus on french and german soldiers during 1914 making a temporary break for Christmas.

Written by Ilona DUCIEL

Tech Talk: is Li-Fi the future of Wi-Fi?

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If you are reading this article, you probably are using Wi-Fi, or at least know about it. This wireless technology has helped shape the technology landscape in the last 15 years by providing easy access to the Internet from any device within range of a Wi-Fi router. Throughout the years, many iterations of the protocol have allowed significant improvements in terms of speed, range, reliability and security, making the deployment of wireless access points ever more interesting for both users and vendors.

A new technology, called Li-Fi, has started to emerge and allows much higher speeds than Wi-Fi while also being less invasive. Indeed, Li-Fi uses the visible electromagnetic wave range to transmit data instead of the current, much narrower radio bands used by Wi-Fi. While Li-Fi cannot penetrate walls and other kinds of obstacles, it can seamlessly be integrated into lighting solutions, allowing wide coverage in interiors and smarter broadcasting solutions. However, it cannot be used outdoors in direct sunlight because of light interferences.

Although the term has been coined in 2011 by Professor Harald Haas in a talk he gave in Edinburgh, Scotland at TEDGlobal 2011, the technology has only seen concrete developments recently, in particular as Velmenni, an Estonian start-up tested the technology in its offices and achieved a stable transmission speed of 1Gbps, which remains far from the 224Gbps obtained in some laboratories.

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Secret SCANta!

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Secret Scanta ♥

Last week took place the Secret SCANta, our own version of a famous tradition that comes from America.

The rules are very simple. Each student who wants to participate pick up the name of another student and has to find him a gift. As the name suggests, you don’t know who is going to be your secret santa -and you also may not know the person you have picked up which allow you to be very creative to find the perfect gift!

Then, on Thursday 3rd, we all went to the Flam’s to exchange our gifts. The ideal occasion to gather all SCAN students from first and second year, taste delicious  “flammekueche”, an Alsatian speciality, and of course have a lot of fun !!!

Written by Susie Repellin

Hunger Games – The Mockingjay (Part 2)

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The Mockingjay (part 2) is the last -but not least- of the four movies based on the Hunger Games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins.

Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who started as an adolescent randomly chosen to play in a deadly game, is now a young woman embodying the rebellion. She changed a lot because of what she has been through but, as a spectator, it is always a pleasure to see her fighting for her ideas, never listening to anyone.

The director, Francis Lawrence, gives an epic conclusion to the serie. Part 2 exactly picks up where the last movie stopped. One way or another, the rebellion is coming to its end and during two hours we can feel that something big is going to happen. There is always a lot of action but what really makes this movie interesting is that it takes a deep look into the societal issues tackled previously, like for example, how far can we go in order to protect freedom.

If you love the books, you’ll love this movie which is very faithful to the story. If you love dystopias or science-fiction you’ll also love seeing Katniss and her friends trying to liberate Panem from President Snow while escaping mortal traps and dangerous enemies. To sum up, there will always be a good reason for you to watch this movie so if you are not convinced, just look at the trailer !

Written by Susie Repellin