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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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Nanocoating makes electrically heated textiles possible

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Searching for distant worlds with a flying telescope

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Where are we at? The Square Kilometre Array

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Bursting with starbirth

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Rosetta Team Finds New, Final Image Hiding in the Data

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Hey Citizen Scientists! Help NASA Analyze Images Taken from the Space Station

Calling all citizen scientists, geography buffs, fans of the International Space Station and those who love that orbital perspective! CosmoQuest has a brand new project in coordination with NASA and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) where you can help identify features in photographs taken by astronauts from the space station. The project is […] The post Hey Citizen Scientists! Help NASA Analyze Images Taken from the Space Station…

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Supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang drive massive black hole formation

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LIGO and Virgo Observatories Detect Black Holes Colliding

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Captures Lovely Blue Marble during Gravity Assist Swing-by to Asteroid Bennu

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Recipe for quantum-enhanced technologies refined

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Band gaps, made to order

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New ‘building material’ points toward quantum computers

A Danish-American research team has shown that it is possible to produce Majorana particles in a new building material. The research, led by scientists from Niels Bohr institute, University of Copenhagen, paves the road for new types of experiments—and at the same time represents an important contribution to the construction of the information circuits of tomorrow. […] Read More

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Can a pumpkin-shaped molecule bring a different ending to ‘Breaking Bad’?

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