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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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Saving children’s teeth in Sudan – without anaesthetic or drills

Saving children’s teeth in Sudan – without anaesthetic or drills A child about to have his rotten tooth capped at the author's clinic in Khartoum, Sudan. Author provided Tooth decay is the most common chronic dental disease in the world. It affects 60-90% of children around the world, according to the World Dental Federation. It…

Media Invited to See Progress on NASA’s Space Launch System for Its First Moon Mission

[rMedia Invited to See Progress on NASA’s Space Launch System for Its First Moon Mission Media are invited to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at 9:30 a.m. CDT Friday, June 28, to view progress on the rocket core stage for the Space Launch System’s Artemis 1 Moon mission. Source: Eurogamer. http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/media-invited-to-see-progress-on-nasa-s-space-launch-system-for-its-first-moon-mission

NASA Invites Media to Renaming Ceremony for West Virginia Facility

[rNASA Invites Media to Renaming Ceremony for West Virginia Facility Media are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 2, celebrating the renaming of NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, after the West Virginia native and storied NASA icon. Source: Eurogamer. http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invites-media-to-renaming-ceremony-for-west-virginia-facility

To tackle the climate crisis we need more democracy, not less

To tackle the climate crisis we need more democracy, not less As the climate crisis is increasingly felt across the globe, protesters take to the streets and politicians scrabble to respond, a crucial question is beginning to emerge. How can governments develop climate strategies which build public support for action? An announcement by six UK…

3-D printing sweeps toy manufacturing off the shelves

Do-it-yourself (DIY) manufacturing – making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a free online repository – has a multimillion-dollar impact on the overall toy industry. […]Read More

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3D-printed smart sensors could save lives

3D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity, could revolutionize environmental monitoring. […]Read More

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Neutron-rich nucleus shapeshifts between a rugby ball and a discus

There are two coexisting, competing quantum shapes at low energy in 98Kr, never before seen for neutron-rich Kr isotopes, report scientists. The team also showed that these isotopes experience a gentle onset of deformation with added neutrons, in sharp contrast with neighboring isotopes of rubidium, strontium, and zirconium, which change shapes suddenly at neutron number 60. This study marks a decisive step towards an understanding of the limits of this…

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Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality

An international team of scientists has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum interface between light and matter in silicon carbide along wavelengths used in telecommunications. […] Read More

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Physicists make quantum leap in understanding life’s nanoscale machinery

A diagnostic technique that can detect tiny molecules signalling the presence of cancer could be on the horizon. The possibility of an entirely new capability for detecting cancer at its earliest stages arises from physicists applying quantum physics to single molecule sensing for the first time. […] Read More

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The multi-colored photons that might change quantum information science

With leading corporations now investing in highly expensive and complex infrastructures to unleash the power of quantum technologies, researchers have achieved a breakthrough in a light-weight photonic system created using on-chip devices and off-the-shelf telecommunications components. The team demonstrates that photons can become an accessible and powerful quantum resource when generated in the form of color-entangled quDits. […] Read More

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Textbook knowledge in molecular interactions refuted

Van der Waals interactions between molecules are among the most important forces in biology, physics, and chemistry, as they determine the properties and physical behavior of many materials. For a long time, it was considered that these interactions between molecules are always attractive. Now, researchers have found that in many rather common situations in nature the van der Waals force between two molecules becomes repulsive. […] Read More

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A wave’s ‘sweet spot’ revealed

For surfers, finding the ‘sweet spot,’ the most powerful part of the wave, is part of the thrill and the challenge. Now a researcher has found the exact location on the wave where a surfer gains the greatest speed to get the best ride. […] Read More

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Enabling more stable and scalable quantum computing

Researchers have discovered a new topological material which may enable fault-tolerant quantum computing. […] Read More

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‘Noise thermometry’ yields accurate new measurements of Boltzmann constant

By measuring the random jiggling motion of electrons in a resistor, researchers have contributed to accurate new measurements of the Boltzmann constant, a fundamental scientific value that relates the energy of a system to its temperature. […] Read More

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Transfer of atomic mass with a photon solves the momentum paradox of light

In a transparent medium, each photon is accompanied by an atomic mass density wave, scientists can demonstrate. The optical force of the photon sets the medium atoms in motion and makes them carry 92% of the total momentum of light, in the case of silicon. […] Read More

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Tiny ‘motors’ are driven by light

Researchers have simulated the first system in which particles can be manipulated by a beam of ordinary light. The advance brings us closer to real-world interactions between light and matter at atomic scales. […] Read More

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Physicists observe individual atomic collisions during diffusion for the first time

In the world of research, diffusion is understood as a process in which tiny particles disperse uniformly throughout a gas or liquid. Although these media are made up of individual particles, diffusion is perceived as a continuous process. So far, the effects of an individual collision between particles – the cornerstone of diffusion – had not been observed. Now, physicists have succeeded in observing the fundamental steps of diffusion by individual atoms in a gas and have provided a theoretical description of this mechanism. […] Read More

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