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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…

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing

A study by MIT researchers shows that collections of ultracold molecules can retain the information stored in them for hundreds of times longer than previously achieved in these materials. These clusters might thus serve as ‘qubits,’ the basic building blocks of quantum computers. […] Read More

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New magnet has nearly massless charge carriers

Advances in modern electronics has demanded the requisite hardware, transistors, to be smaller in each new iteration. Recent progress in nanotechnology has reduced the size of silicon transistors down to the order of 10 nanometers. However, for such small transistors, other physical effects set in, which limit their functionality. The recent discoveries of topological materials — a new class of relativistic quantum materials — hold great promise for use in…

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Clarifiying complex chemical processes with quantum computers

Science and the IT industry have high hopes for quantum computing, but descriptions of possible applications tend to be vague. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now come up with a concrete example that demonstrates what quantum computers will actually be able to achieve in the future. […] Read More

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Predicting the properties of subatomic particles using large scale computer simulations

Predicting the properties of subatomic particles before their experimental discovery has been a big challenge for physicists. […] Read More

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Scientists watch ‘artificial atoms’ assemble into perfect lattices with many uses

Some of the world’s tiniest crystals are known as ‘artificial atoms’ because they can organize themselves into structures that look like molecules, including ‘superlattices’ that are potential building blocks for novel materials. Now scientists have made the first observation of these nanocrystals rapidly forming superlattices while they are themselves still growing. […] Read More

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Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing

Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths. These carbon nanotube quantum light emitters may be important for optically-based quantum information processing and information security, while also being of significant interest for ultrasensitive sensing, metrology and imaging needs and as photon sources for fundamental advances in quantum optics studies. The research was reported today in the journal…

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Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing

Scientists have produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths. […] Read More

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It’s never too cold for quantum

The peculiar characteristics demonstrated by quantum critical points at absolute zero remain one of the great unsolved mysteries of science. […] Read More

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Detecting radio waves with entangled atoms

Researchers have harnessed the weirdness of quantum entanglement to detect ultra-faint radio signals, explains a new report. […] Read More

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It’s never too cold for quantum

The peculiar characteristics demonstrated by ‘quantum critical points’ at absolute zero remain one of the great unsolved mysteries of science. […] Read More

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Detecting radio waves with entangled atoms

In a study published in Physics Review Letters and highlighted by APS Physics, ICFO researchers demonstrate a new technique for the coherent detection of radio frequency magnetic fields using an atomic magnetometer. They used highly sensitive, nondestructive measurements to entangle the atoms while maintaining their collective coherence, and a new technique to allow the coherent buildup of signal from arbitrarily shaped waveforms. […] Read More

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Clarifiying complex chemical processes with quantum computers

Science and the IT industry have high hopes for quantum computing, but descriptions of possible applications tend to be vague. Researchers have now come up with a concrete example that demonstrates what quantum computers will actually be able to achieve in the future. […] Read More

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Research and design for carbon quantum dots catalysts

A new study that provides a new approach for the rational design of carbon quantum dots (CQD) modified catalysts with potential applications in energy and environmental areas. The study discusses the introduction of CQDs into Bi2WO6 photocatalyst and the demonstration of its good photocatalytic performance in pollutant degradation and hydrogen evolution. […] Read More

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