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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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This Breakthrough Just Got Us One Step Closer to a Quantum Internet

This Breakthrough Just Got Us One Step Closer to a Quantum Internet While quantum computing tends to garner all the headlines, quantum technology also has huge promise for the communication networks of the future. That’s why on top of the roughly $450 million the Trump administration just earmarked for quantum research in their proposed budget,…

Eating meat: links to chronic disease might be related to amino acids – new findings

Eating meat: links to chronic disease might be related to amino acids – new findings Meat contains higher levels of sulphur amino acids than plant proteins. Natalia Lisovskaya Plant-based diets have been popular in the media recently, but research shows that going vegetarian or vegan isn’t only good for the environment, but for our health, too.…

Storm Dennis: cars swept away by flooding in Wales – video

Storm Dennis: cars swept away by flooding in Wales – video Cars were swept away by flooding in the town of Hay-on-Wye as Storm Dennis brought heavy rain and winds to the UK on Sunday. Footage posted on social media showed vehicles half-submerged and floating away after a nearby river burst its banks Continue reading……

Ranulph Fiennes labels trophy hunters 'bullying bastards' and calls for UK import ban

Ranulph Fiennes labels trophy hunters 'bullying bastards' and calls for UK import ban Explorer says halting imports would recognise the devastating impact of colonialism on wildlifeBanning the import and export of big game hunting trophies would recognise the destructive impact European powers have had on wildlife in former African and Asian colonies, Sir Ranulph Fiennes…

Stellar corpse sheds light on origin of cosmic rays

The origin of cosmic rays, high-energy particles from outer space constantly impacting on Earth, is among the most challenging open questions in astrophysics. Now new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society sheds new light on the origin of those energetic particles. […]Read More

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Analysis reveals dozens of unknown gamma-ray sources in the universe

Researchers at DESY have compiled an extensive catalogue of variable sources of cosmic gamma radiation. For his doctoral thesis, Matteo Giomi, working at DESY in Zeuthen, analysed almost 7.5 years of observational data from NASA’s “Fermi” space telescope. Over that period, the “Large Area Telescope” (LAT) on board the satellite registered a total of 4547 bursts of gamma radiation, known as flares. Thanks to improved analytical methods, Giomi was able…

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Gaia sky mapper image near the galactic center

Gaia, ESA’s billion-star surveyor, is detecting stars and measuring their properties in order to build up the most precise 3-D map of the Milky Way. By accurately measuring the motion of each star, astronomers will be able to peer back in time to understand the Milky Way’s history, its evolution and its destiny. […]Read More

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Two distant hypervelocity stars discovered by Chinese astronomers

(Phys.org)—A group of Chinese astronomers led by Yang Huang of the Yunnan University in Kunming, China, has detected two new unbound hypervelocity stars located over 70,000 light years away. The discovery, described in a paper published Aug. 29 on the arXiv pre-print server, could help scientists better understand the nature of these rare, peculiar stars. […]Read More

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Long-range interactions leave a quantum reminder

Given enough time, a forgotten cup of coffee will lose its appeal and cool to room temperature. One way of telling this tepid tale involves a stupendous number of coffee molecules colliding like billiard balls with themselves and colder molecules in the air above. Those constant collisions siphon energy away from the coffee, bit by bit, in a process that physicists call thermalization. […] Read More

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Equation reveals the characteristics of quantum chaos

Researchers have now succeeded in formulating a mathematical result that provides an exact answer to the question of how chaos actually behaves. The researchers have analysed chaotic states at the atomic level. […] Read More

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Graphen woven fabrics for sensing application

Researchers report a flexible temperature and humidity sensor from graphene woven fabrics prepared by chemical vapor deposition. […] Read More

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Self-assembling solid crystals a path to safer, solid batteries

Solid crystals that self-assemble to form channels for an electric current could make safer batteries. […] Read More

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Nanotechnology makes the smallest Archimedean screw

Researchers have reported a new material phenomenon, occurring in faceted double-walled nanotubes, where minute mechanical manipulations induce pronounced global superstructure reconfiguration. […] Read More

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Next-generation ultra-lightweight nanostructures coud benefit from a new study

Carbon nanotubes lower the transformation temperature of glassy carbon, possibly aiding manufacturers. […] Read More

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Engineered nanofilter accelerates hydrogen sensor

Researchers describe an efficient architecture for H2 sensors in which a nanofilter is interposed between the sensing element – an array of palladium nanowires – and the gaseous ambient. […] Read More

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Bioactive titanium implant material with multifunctional nano-bio-interface

The implantation of orthopaedic devices is associated with a high risk of post-operative complications that increases substantially with each revision surgery. Researchers now have proposed a two-pronged strategy to address this outstanding clinical problem by combatting infections and providing bioactivity for titanium implants. Their nanostructured surfaces simultaneously are highly antimicrobial as well as bioactive – the goal of combining both functions without inducing cytotoxicity has thus far proved elusive. […] Read More

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NASA’s Peggy Whitson Safely Returns Home in Soyuz from Record Breaking Stay in Space

NASA’s Peggy Whitson, America’s most experienced astronaut, returned to Earth safely and smiling Sunday morning on the steppes of Kazahsstan, concluding her record-breaking stay in space aboard the International Space Station along with Soyuz crewmates Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos. The multinational trio touched down softly on Earth inside their […] The post NASA’s Peggy Whitson Safely Returns Home in Soyuz from Record Breaking Stay in Space appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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