Our Strength Lies in Our Humanity

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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Race to the bottom of the sea – the little known heroes of the 20th century’s ‘inner space race’

Race to the bottom of the sea – the little known heroes of the 20th century’s ‘inner space race’ On January 23 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh climbed into an undersea craft called Trieste and dived nearly 11 kilometres to the deepest point in the ocean – the Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench…

Extinction Rebellion comment on CCC’s Land Use report

Dagan James of XR Farmers said: “Radical and far reaching policies for farming need to be put in place urgently. The CCC report is moving in the right direction, but for farming to become part of the solution to the climate and ecological emergency, we need to go much further. [1] “We need to ensure…

The civil service doesn’t just need more scientists – it needs a decision-making revolution

The civil service doesn’t just need more scientists – it needs a decision-making revolution pxl.store/Shutterstock The UK government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, recently said he was mounting a drive to recruit more scientists and engineers into the civil service. His comments echo the much-discussed call by the prime minister’s chief special adviser, Dominic…

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

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Scientists develop novel ‘dot’ system to improve cancer detection

Researchers have advanced a tumor-imaging nanosystem for enhanced diagnostic imaging, outlines a new report. […] Read More

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Tweaking thermoelectric voltage across atomic-scale gold junction by mechanical force

Scientists have achieved precise and fully reversible switching of the polarity of voltage produced by the thermoelectric effect across a gold junction with an atomic-scale contact. The control of thermoelectric voltage was achieved by mechanically elongating the contact. This technology is expected to find applications in thermopower generation, measurement techniques in materials science, and solid-state electronic devices. […] Read More

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Bell Prize goes to scientists who proved ‘spooky’ quantum entanglement is real

A trio of scientists who defied Einstein by proving the nonlocal nature of quantum entanglement will be honoured with the John Stewart Bell Prize from the University of Toronto (U of T). The prize recognizes the most significant recent achievements in the world in quantum mechanics and is considered by many to be the top international award in the field. […] Read More

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Threat Tracking USAF Satellite Launching Nighttime Aug 25 on Cape Debut of Retired ICBM Minotaur Rocket: Watch Live

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL — A gap filling space surveillance satellite that will track orbiting threats for the U.S. Air Force is set for an thrilling nighttime blastoff Friday, Aug. 25 on the maiden mission of the Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral that’s powered by a retired Cold War-era ICBM missile once armed with nuclear warheads. The post Threat Tracking USAF Satellite Launching Nighttime Aug 25 on…

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Kepler satellite discovers variability in the Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters, as they were known to the ancient Greeks, are now known to modern astronomers as the Pleiades star cluster – a set of stars which are visible to the naked eye and have been studied for thousands of years by cultures all over the world. Now Dr Tim White of the Stellar Astrophysics Centre at Aarhus University and his team of Danish and international astronomers have demonstrated…

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Novel 3D-printed high-performance polymer could be used in space

Researchers have created a novel way to 3-D print the type of high-temperature polymeric materials commonly used to insulate space craft and satellites from extreme heat and cold. […]Read More

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Researchers observe dynamical quantum phase transitions in an interacting many-body system

A team of researchers from several institutions in Germany and Austria has developed a means for directly observing dynamical quantum phase transitions in an interacting many-body system. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes creating a unique ultracold environment that allowed for viewing the quantum phase transition. […] Read More

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Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing nanocatalyst

Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria. […] Read More

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New results reveal high tunability of 2-D material

Team also provides most precise band gap measurement yet for hotly studied monolayer moly sulfide. […] Read More

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Nanotechnology delivers medicine to cancer cells while protecting healthy cells

Nanotechnology and ultrasound enhance chemotherapy treatment in experiments. […] Read More

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Tweaking thermoelectric voltage across atomic-scale gold junction by mechanical force

Scientists experimentally demonstrated that the magnitude and sign of the thermoelectric voltage across atomic-scale gold junctions can be controlled by applying a mechanical strain to deform the contact minutely and accurately while the structure of the surrounding material remains unaffected. […] Read More

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Recipe for safer batteries – just add nanodiamonds

Researchers show nanodiamonds can prevent short-circuits and fires in lithium batteries. […] Read More

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Study optimizes graphene growth – faster, more precise, more stable

Researchers have systematically investigated and optimized the growth of the graphene crystals. […] Read More

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