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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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Improving understanding of the quantum world with quantum dots

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Using angles to improve the future of electronics

Coherent commensurate electronic states at the interface between misoriented graphene layers. […] Read More

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Metal-free nanoparticle could expand MRI use, tumor detection

A new metal-free nanoparticle could help circumvent the health- and age-related barriers to MRIs, which physicians use to investigate or confirm a broad range of medical issues. […] Read More

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Spin dynamics of graphene explained through supercomputing

A new paper sheds light on previously-unexplained results observed in experiments to detect and quantify the spin Hall effect in graphene-based heterostructures. […] Read More

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Marriage of microscopy techniques reveals 3-D structure of critical protein complex

Researchers have solved the three-dimensional structure of a complex that is essential for the correct sorting of chromosomes into eggs and sperm during reproductive cell division or meiosis. […] Read More

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From greenhouse gas to 3-D surface-microporous graphene

Tiny dents in the surface of graphene greatly enhances its potential as a supercapacitor. Even better, it can be made from carbon dioxide. […] Read More

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New technique to facilitate industrial production of various nanosheet-based devices

A research group has developed a novel technique to synthesize monolayer films composed of neatly tiled two-dimensional materials, such as oxide nanosheets and graphene, on substrate surfaces in as quickly as one minute. […] Read More

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Solar sunglasses generate solar power

Researchers present sunglasses with colored, semitransparent solar cells applied onto lenses that supply a microprocessor and two displays with electric power. […] Read More

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2D materials clean up their act

Scientists have shown that even the gas within which the 2D material stacks are assembled can affect the structure and properties of the materials. […] Read More

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Riding the wave: Pioneering research tames nanoquakes

Researchers have pioneered a new technique to control high frequency sound waves, commonly found within everyday devices such as mobile phones. […] Read More

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Development of logic circuits with diamond-based transistors

Researchers have succeeded for the first time in the world in developing logic circuits equipped with diamond-based MOSFETs (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistors) at two different operation modes. […] Read More

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Technique enables printable and rewritable color images

A chemical process allows color images to be printed on specially coated paper and then erased so that different images can be printed on the same paper. […] Read More

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Nanoparticles magnetize viruses to attack harmful bacteria

Team uses phage-enhanced nanoparticles to kill bacteria that foul water treatment systems. […] Read More

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