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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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Climate crisis: we are not individuals fighting a faceless system – we are the system that needs to change

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Astronomers take first radio look for habitability of distant planets

UWM astronomer David Kaplan and colleagues have begun a radio search for the magnetic fields of planets orbiting distant stars. […]Read More

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Is the “alien megastructure” around Tabby’s Star actually a ringed gas giant?

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The detection of magnetic fields in a galaxy 5 billion light years away

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VLA reveals distant galaxy’s magnetic field

With the help of a gigantic cosmic lens, astronomers have measured the magnetic field of a galaxy nearly five billion light-years away. The achievement is giving them important new clues about a problem at the frontiers of cosmology—the nature and origin of the magnetic fields that play an important role in how galaxies develop over time. […]Read More

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NASA Says James Webb Telescope will Study Solar System’s “Ocean Worlds”

When it is deployed in 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will spend some of its time studying the “Ocean Worlds” of Europa and Enceladus, hoping to find evidence of life. The post NASA Says James Webb Telescope will Study Solar System’s “Ocean Worlds” appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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Black hole models contradicted by hands-on tests at Sandia’s Z machine

A long-standing but unproven assumption about the X-ray spectra of black holes in space has been contradicted by hands-on experiments performed at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine. […]Read More

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Messier 55 – the NGC 6809 Globular Star Cluster

Located in the Sagittarius Constellation, roughly 17,600 light-years from Earth, is the globular star cluster known as Messier 55 The post Messier 55 – the NGC 6809 Globular Star Cluster appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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New liquid-metal membrane technology may help make hydrogen fuel cell vehicles viable

Separation membranes hold the key to making hydrogen fuel cheaper; researchers show that liquid-metal membranes appear to be lower in cost, more durable, and better at separating hydrogen than conventional membranes. […] Read More

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Oil and water may combine if conditions are right

They say that oil and water do not mix … but now scientists have discovered that – under certain circumstances – it may be possible. […] Read More

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A low-cost method for solar-thermal conversion that’s simpler and greener

Engineers create a ‘dip-and-dry’ approach for selective solar absorbers that exhibit high-performance and durability. […] Read More

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Solar hydrogen production by artificial leaves – Special treatment improves cheap metal oxide photoelectrodes

Scientists analysed how a special treatment improves cheap metal oxide photoelectrodes, paving the way to more efficient and cheap devices for solar hydrogen production. […] Read More

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Optical control of magnetic memory – New insights into fundamental mechanisms

This is an important clue for our theoretical understanding of optically controlled magnetic data storage media. […] Read More

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New neutron holography technique opens a window for obtaining clear 3-D atomic images

Scientists have developed a new multiple-wavelength neutron holography technique that can give insights into previously unknown structures. […] Read More

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