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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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The Time for AI Is Now. Here’s Why

The Time for AI Is Now. Here’s Why You hear a lot these days about the sheer transformative power of AI. There’s pure intelligence: DeepMind’s algorithms readily beat humans at Go and StarCraft, and DeepStack triumphs over humans at no-limit hold’em poker. Often, these silicon brains generate gameplay strategies that don’t resemble anything from a…

NASA Administrator to Tour New Colorado Aerospace Complex, Discuss Artemis Program

[rNASA Administrator to Tour New Colorado Aerospace Complex, Discuss Artemis Program Media are invited to accompany NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at 10 a.m. MDT Friday, Aug. 23, during his visit to the University of Colorado Boulder, where he will tour a newly-completed aerospace engineering complex. Source: NASA Breaking news http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-administrator-to-tour-new-colorado-aerospace-complex-discuss-artemis-program

Iceland is mourning a dead glacier – how grieving over ecological destruction can help us face the climate crisis

Iceland is mourning a dead glacier – how grieving over ecological destruction can help us face the climate crisis Death certificates and commemorative plaques aren’t something you’d normally associate with a glacier. But that is exactly how Iceland recently mourned the loss of 700-year-old Okjökull, the first of its major glaciers to die. This is…

Dog training for babies? Only if you want to raise kids who are anxious and unsympathetic

Dog training for babies? Only if you want to raise kids who are anxious and unsympathetic Otsphoto/Shutterstock Despite calls to cancel the programme, Channel 4 aired its new documentary “Train Your Baby Like a Dog” on August 20. To give a brief synopsis of the show, an expert dog trainer (yes, a dog trainer) told…

Study reveals insights into the nature of protoplanetary disc around HD 169142

(Phys.org)—A new study based on observations conducted via the Zurich imaging polarimeter (ZIMPOL) reveals insights into the nature of a protoplanetary disc surrounding the star HD 169142. The research, presented in a paper published November 24 on arXiv.org, uncovers sub-structures and offsets in the dust distribution of the inner part of the disc. […]Read More

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A microlensing event seen from three positions in space

The path of a light beam will be bent by the presence of mass, an effect explained by General Relativity, and a massive body can therefore act like a lens – a so called “gravitational lens” – to distort the image of an object seen behind it. Scientists first confirmed this prediction quantitatively during the now famous total eclipse of 29 May 1919 by observing starlight bent by the mass…

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Astronomer’s map reveals location of mysterious fast-moving gas

An Australian scientist has created the most detailed map ever of clouds of high-velocity gas in the universe around us. […]Read More

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Hubble sees galaxy cluster warping space and time

This picturesque view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope peers into the distant universe to reveal a galaxy cluster called Abell 2537. […]Read More

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Sustainable solvent platform for photon upconversion increases solar utilization efficiency

The conversion of solar energy into electricity is currently restricted by a concept known as the Shockley-Quesser limit. This limitation allows only photons that have higher energies than those of the bandgap to be used, while those with lower energies are wasted. In an effort to obtain a solution to this problem and make solar energy conversion more efficient, researchers have developed a process of converting photons with lower energies…

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Cell-derived drug delivery systems

Pharmaceutical scientists have developed a cost-effective method to produce cell-derived nanovesicles for bio-inspired drug delivery applications. […] Read More

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Clear leads to fully transparent devices

Large-area, two-dimensional semiconductors wired through transparent oxide conductors produce high-performance see-through electronics. […] Read More

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Wearable health monitoring with stretchable nanogenerators

So far, most of the developed self-powered piezoelectric devices are rigid or have limited lateral stretchability and could not be used to harvest energy from lateral strain, which greatly limits their applications on large strain deformation. In new work, researchers have successfully fabricated a piezoelectric nanocomposite device with good transparency, high stretchability, and self-powered sensing characteristics. Attached to the human body, it can harvest biomechanical energy and monitor physiological signals.…

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Sustainable solvent platform for photon upconversion increases solar utilization efficiency

Scientists have developed a new low-cost, environmentally friendly photon upconversion platform that achieves high thermal stability using deep eutectic solvents. Deep eutectic solvents are an emerging class of solvents that are a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to ionic liquids. […] Read More

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There Could be Hundreds More Icy Worlds with Life Than on Rocky Planets Out There in the Galaxy

According to a new study by members of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, there could be The post There Could be Hundreds More Icy Worlds with Life Than on Rocky Planets Out There in the Galaxy appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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A New Survey Takes the Hubble Deep Field to the Next Level, Analyzing Distance and Properties of 1,600 Galaxies

Since its deployment in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has given us some of the richest and most detailed images of our Universe. Many of these images were taken while observing a patch of sky located in the Fornax constellation between September 2003 and January 2004. This region, known as the Hubble Ultra Deep Field […] The post A New Survey Takes the Hubble Deep Field to the Next Level, Analyzing Distance and Properties of 1,600 Galaxies appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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Engineering electron pathways in 2D-topological insulators

Scientists reported new insight into the electronic conduction and interference on 2D-topological insulators – an exotic kind of insulators that conduct only at the edge and that could be key for the development of a new generation of electronic devices. […] Read More

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3D-printing a Hall-effect thruster

Using a 3D-printer for designing and building a fully functioning miniature Hall-effect thruster from scratch. […]Read More

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