Graham Hill Explains How Less Stuff Leads to More Freedom at TED TreeHugger Founder Graham Hill stopped by the TED Conference recently to outline his LifeEdited project—and explain why a keen ability to edit will be the most important skill of the next century. Watch a video of the talk below:Watch the Video in Full Screen at Ted.com In the end, the goal of the LifeEdited project was not to strip everything away—rather, it was to cut down to the essential in order to open more opportunities with less space and fewer things. And moving into a sub-500 square foot apartment is not necessary.
Chaîne de TEDtalksDirector Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. The Visible Universe, Then and Now Before the telescope was invented in 1608, our picture of the universe consisted of six planets, our moon, the sun and any stars we could see in the Milky Way galaxy. But as our light-gathering capabilities have grown, so too have the boundaries of the visible universe. Our interactive map shows how the known universe has grown from 1950 to 2011. In the late 1700s, William Herschel, an English astronomer using a telescope with an 18.7-inch aperture, made the first systematic surveys of the skies, revealing more than 2,000 distant galaxies, nebulae and other objects invisible to the naked eye. Since then, increasingly powerful optical and radio telescopes have greatly expanded our store of knowledge.
The Slow Poisoning of India The Slow Poisoning of India is a 26-minute documentary film directed by Ramesh Menon and produced by the New Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). It deals with the dangers of excessive use of pesticide in agriculture. India is one of the largest users of pesticide in Asia and also one of the largest manufactures. 10 Images That Changed the Course of Science (And One That Is About To) To understand this you need to understand quantum theory a little better. It's not that orbitals invalidated the stick-and-ball models of chemistry at all. If anything orbitals explained to us why the bonds are arranged as they are in stick-and-ball models. Prior to quantum theory, we only knew the geometry and patterns of those bonds by experiment. Prior to quantum theory, chemistry had no general theory to explain why atomic bonds are shaped as experiment revealed them to be.
Robin Hood tax The Robin Hood tax commonly refers to a package of financial transaction taxes (FTT), proposed by a campaigning group of civil society NGOs. Campaigners have suggested the tax could be implemented globally, regionally or unilaterally by individual nations. Conceptually similar to the Tobin tax, it would affect a wider range of asset classes including the purchase and sale of stocks, bonds, commodities, unit trusts, mutual funds, and derivatives such as futures and options. The Tobin tax was proposed for foreign currency exchange only. By autumn 2011 the Robin Hood campaign had gained considerable extra momentum and support from prominent opinion formers, with a proposal from the European Commission to implement an FTT tax at EU level set to enter the legislative pipeline.
Watch Free Documentaries Online The Primacy of Consciousness The fundamental nature of reality is actually consciousness. In his documentary Peter Russell explores the reasons why consciousness may be the fundamental essence of the Universe. Many have made such claims from metaphysical perspectives, but the possibility has always been ignored by the scientific community. 45 Color Tools And Resources For Choosing The Best Color Palette For Your Designs Don't Forget to participate in a contest where you can win an amazing e-Commerce template from TemplateMonster. Every designer knows how important and crucial color palette is in the success of any design. Knowing how to use color palette effectively is an essential part of a designer’s workflow. Color management and experience of using right color in the right place give a website a unique shape and identity that helps it stand out among the rest.
Dragonfly Drones 2007 Dragonfly Drones 2007 The Dragonfly Drone Investigation and Isaac's Report, (below) alleges some sort of confirmation about alien intervention on the planet for past decades, if it is indeed true. One has to wonder, is it all a government set-up? Is this the time for disclosure about alien visitors and their agendas? Don't think the public will like what went/goes on behind the scenes, but then again it can blame past administrations. The truth is out there. The Disappearing Male The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system. The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer. At the same time, boys are now far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette's syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia. The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world. Found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles, they are called "hormone mimicking" or "endocrine disrupting" chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development. (Excerpt from cbc.ca)