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Human the movie HUMAN, a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Turn on the Closed Captions (CC) to know the countries where the images were filmed and the first name of the interviewees. What is it that makes us human ? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Bridgewater Associates CEO Ray Dalio explains the Dot Collector feedback tool his company uses to rate employees When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full? If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in the West, “a room is empty until someone enters.” However, in the East, space is understood a bit differently.
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Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight for Efficient Fuel Production Generating and storing renewable energy, such as solar or wind power, is a key barrier to a clean-energy economy. When the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) was established at Caltech and its partnering institutions in 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Innovation Hub had one main goal: a cost-effective method of producing fuels using only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide, mimicking the natural process of photosynthesis in plants and storing energy in the form of chemical fuels for use on demand.
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Mind-controlled car unveiled in China The idea is not just a "Look ma, no hands" gimmick - it was originally developed for paralysed or elderly drivers who may not have full control of their physical faculties. "There are two starting points of this project. The first one is to provide a driving method without using hands or feet for the disabled who are unable to move freely; and secondly, to provide healthy people with a new and more intellectualized driving mode," researcher Zhang Zhao told Reuters. While it might seem that controlling a vehicle on a busy traffic-filled road just with your mind sounds like a very dangerous idea, the researchers made it clear that wandering focus would not cause a car crash.
English Grammar: Order of Adjectives 1. Determiner: The determiner: to inform it the adjectives is singular or plural, definite or indefinite, next or far.