Our Strength Lies in Our Humanity

Everything is Connected

There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances force us to be.

That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.

On this website I’ll be exploring and adding videos and articles that help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.

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New regulations aim to end gender stereotypes in adverts – but I suggest they could go further

New regulations aim to end gender stereotypes in adverts – but I suggest they could go further Graham C99/Flickr, CC BY-SA Remember the infamous “beach body ready” campaign from 2015 for the supplement brand Protein World? It’s the one that challenged passersby with a steel-gazed, bikini clad, perfectly toned model and the slogan: “Are you…

What George Bush and the neocons can teach us about fighting climate change

What George Bush and the neocons can teach us about fighting climate change Be under no illusion, the world is losing the fight against climate change. The amount of CO₂ in the atmosphere continues to increase, meaning humanity is forcing the Earth closer to cataclysmic alterations that will reshape the entire biosphere. But the UK…

Mexico puts US to shame on climate action, but new president’s pledge on oil industry is worrying

Mexico puts US to shame on climate action, but new president’s pledge on oil industry is worrying Shutterstock As if there was any doubt, the UN’s latest report on climate change makes clear this is one of the most pressing issues of our times. And as we witness Extinction Rebellion stirring the pot of protest…

NASA Administrator Available to Speak with Media at Paris Air Show

[rNASA Administrator Available to Speak with Media at Paris Air Show NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be available to speak with media during the International Paris Air Show on Tuesday, June 18, in Le Bourget, France. Source: Eurogamer. http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-administrator-available-to-speak-with-media-at-paris-air-show

Team redefines cosmic velocity web

The cosmic web—the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe—has usually been defined through the distribution of galaxies. Now, a new study by a team of astronomers from France, Israel and Hawaii demonstrates a novel approach. Instead of using galaxy positions, they mapped the motions of thousands of galaxies. Because galaxies are pulled toward gravitational attractors and move away from empty regions, these motions allowed the team…

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A new method for the 3-D printing of living tissues

Researchers have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures. […]Read More

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‘Organismic learning’ mimics some aspects of human thought

A new computing technology called “organismoids” mimics some aspects of human thought by learning how to forget unimportant memories while retaining more vital ones. […] Read More

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Machine learning tackles quantum error correction

(Phys.org)—Physicists have applied the ability of machine learning algorithms to learn from experience to one of the biggest challenges currently facing quantum computing: quantum error correction, which is used to design noise-tolerant quantum computing protocols. In a new study, they have demonstrated that a type of neural network called a Boltzmann machine can be trained to model the errors in a quantum computing protocol and then devise and implement the…

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Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color

Research have created green solar panels using soft imprint lithography to print an array of nanocylinders that scatter green light. […] Read More

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Reactions in nanocontainers – towards the world’s smallest coaxial cable

This miniscule wire – comprising a carbon nanotube located inside a boron nitride nanotube – can be produced on a preparative scale and may represent an important step towards the miniaturisation of electronic devices. […] Read More

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Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver nanoparticles and electricity

Researchers have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting plastics so as to prevent bacterial growth using silver nanoparticles and a small electrical current. […] Read More

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Polystyrene makes next-generation of solar panels even cheaper

Scientists are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells, which are used to make solar panels, more stable and even cheaper. […] Read More

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Atomically thin layers bring spintronics closer to applications

Researchers have created a graphene-based device, in which electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency. The result is a hundredfold increase of the spin signal, big enough to be used in real life applications, such as new spin transistors and spin-based logic. […] Read More

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New 3-D simulations show how galactic centers cool their jets

Theories and models show how instabilities develop in extreme energy releases from black holes. […]Read More

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A fleeting blue glow

Observations of a supernova colliding with a nearby companion star take astrophysicists by surprise. […]Read More

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Get them while they’re young: Astronomers catch exploding supernova early (Update)

For the first time, astronomers have observed a cosmic event in great detail that they only had glimpses of before: a supernova and its explosive ejecta slamming into a nearby companion star. The discovery was made possible by a specialized survey taking advantage of recent advances in linking telescopes across the globe into a robotic network. […]Read More

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Tidally locked exoplanets may be more common than previously thought

Many exoplanets to be found by coming high-powered telescopes will probably be tidally locked—with one side permanently facing their host star—according to new research by astronomer Rory Barnes of the University of Washington. […]Read More

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