Perceptions are not reality: what the world gets wrong The latest Ipsos Perils of Perception survey highlights how wrong the public across 40 countries are about key global issues and features of the population in their country. The key patterns are: Most countries think their population is much more Muslim than it actually is – and that the Muslim population is increasing at an incredible rate All countries think their population is less happy than they actually say they are Most countries are more tolerant on homosexuality, abortion and pre-marital sex than they think they are And nearly all countries think wealth is more evenly distributed than it actually is. In Great Britain we get some things very wrong – but some things right…
Green Button: Enabling Energy Innovation Posted by Monisha Shah and Nick Sinai on May 02, 2013 at 09:12 AM EDT This article is cross-posted from the Council on Environmental Quality blog Last year, in response to the Obama Administration’s call to action, 35 utilities and energy providers committed to provide 36 million homes and businesses with their own energy usage information in the consensus, industry-standard Green Button format. Top 6 websites to download Ebooks for free Ebooks are electronic versions of a traditional print book that can be read with the help of a computer, tablet, smartphone or, of course, an eBook reader. The idea behind using Ebooks is related to a number of reasons of which we can mention the following: saving the environment, as it is no longer necessary to cut down trees for paper and no more space filling, as all of your books can be kept in a small device and not in a huge room full of shelves. Also, in terms of portability, it is easier for you to read anywhere, as all you need is an Internet connection and some time to be able to download an Ebook, instead of having to decide which traditional print book you should take with you.
Physical Review X Does Research on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Fit into PRX’s Scope? October 24, 2014 The editors and Bill Poirier from Texas Tech University spotlight an original, thought-provoking paper by Hall, Deckert, and Wiseman on foundations of quantum mechanics, Phys. Rev. X, 4, 041013 (2014). PRX Takes on a New Role Vision of Humanity through See the latest peace news and research Contact us Vision of Humanity is an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). Architects & Engineers Investigating the destruction of all three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11 - Evidence On September 11, 2001, the three worst structural failures in modern history took place when World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7 suffered complete and rapid destruction. In the aftermath of the tragedy, most members of the architecture and engineering community, as well as the general public, assumed that the buildings’ destruction had occurred as a result of the airplane impacts and fires. This view was reinforced by subsequent federal investigations, culminating in FEMA’s 2002 Building Performance Study and in the 2005 and 2008 reports by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since 9/11, however, independent researchers around the world have assembled a large body of evidence that overwhelmingly refutes the notion that airplane impacts and fires caused the destruction of the Twin Towers and WTC 7. Articles by AE911Truth
Isaac Held's Blog 44. Heat uptake and internal variability — part II I’m returning to an argument discussed in post #16 regarding the decomposition of the global mean warming into a part that is forced and a part that is due to internal variability. August 26, 2014: Do we live in a 2-D hologram? Press Release August 26, 2014 Do we live in a 2-D hologram? New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe – including whether we live in a hologram.
Ethics in Climate Change — Rock Ethics Institute "If we did not take action to solve this crisis, it could indeed threaten the future of human civilization...I believe it's deadly accurate. But again, we can solve it." Al Gore Simple Questions: What is WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)? If you have configured a wireless router on your own, you have encountered the term WPS in its configuration menus. Or you have have seen a button named WPS alongside all the ethernet ports on the router's back. Do you know what WPS is? What is this thing called science? As a scientist, Evelyn Fox Keller hated experiments. Today a professor emerita in the History of Science at MIT, she started out her scientific career in theoretical physics before jumping to molecular biology. What got her was the trivial volatility inherent in experimentation. “Someone could brush by the thermostat on the water bath, and a months’ work would be down the drain.
Kenya building a digital future in Africa's silicon savannah If there is such a thing as an African version of California's Silicon Valley, the country that is arguably leading the race to the future is Kenya. Household tech names such as Google, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia and Vodafone all have a presence here, and IBM recently chose Nairobi for its first African research lab. Kenyans enjoy faster broadband connections than their counterparts in Africa's economic powerhouse, South Africa. And the government plans to build a $7bn (£4.36bn), 5,000-acre technology city that is already being branded Africa's "Silicon Savannah".
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Climate Resrouces Americans’ health, security, and economic well-being are tied to climate and weather. In the last 2 years, the United States experienced 25 climate- and weather-related disasters that claimed 1,141 lives and each exceeded $1 billion ($175 billion total) in damages. The public, businesses, resource managers, and policy leaders are increasingly asking for information to help them understand how and why climate conditions are changing and how they can prepare.
Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel (formerly GWX Stopper) to Permanently Remove the 'Get Windows 10' Icon GWX Control Panel is the easiest way for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to protect their computers from Windows 10. With GWX Control Panel you can: Remove the "Get Windows 10" icon that appears in your notification area, prevent your Windows Update control panel from upgrading your computer to Windows 10, prevent your computer from secretly downloading Windows 10 installation files, detect and remove the hidden Windows 10 installation files if they're already on your PC, optionally monitor your computer for unwanted Windows 10-related settings and files- and beginning with version 1.7 you can now easily delete some hard-to-remove program files that are known to cause Windows 10 upgrades and annoyances. GWX Control Panel is free software that really works, is safe and easy to use, and gives you the option to re-enable the icon and upgrade notifications if you're ever ready to move forward with Windows 10. Just some quick notes before we get to the documentation...