Deep Sea Explorers Stumble Upon A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real While there’s no shortage of weird and wacky ideas in science fiction about what creatures from other planets might look like, few are quite as remarkable as those that can actually be found right here on Earth. Recently, a team from the Nautilus Live expedition piloting a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) happened upon one of the most fascinating-looking lifeforms in the world -- this rare, purple siphonophore roving through the ocean’s depths. Even the experienced deep sea explorers, well-acquainted with the marine animals, had a hard time accepting that what they were seeing was really real. “Wow. Okay, that’s awesome,” says one ROV operator. “I can’t believe that’s a living thing.” Amazingly, although this appears to be a single jellyfish-like animal, it is in fact a roving colony made up of thousands of individual organisms, called zooids, each contributing to the whole. Deep Sea News writer R.R.
Inspire Her Mind Science There’s a young 4-year old girl shuffling through a chest full of various dress-up clothes. The copy asks: Does dress-up determine her future? Scroll to the left, and the girl picks up a princess dress from the chest. Scroll to the right, and the girl picks an astronaut suit out of the chest. Technology There’s a father and daughter working on an electronic helicopter. Scroll to the left, and the father takes a soldering iron and starts working on the helicopter while the daughter watches. Scroll to the right, and the daughter reaches forward to connect a wire on the helicopter, making it work, as the rotor blades twirl. Engineering An 8-year-old girl sits on a deck and looks at some playhouse toys, such as a pink couch, and a pile of wood. Scroll to the left, and the girl picks up the pink couch and walks over to a dollhouse. Scroll to the right, and the girl picks up a piece of wood and walks over to a small wooden dollhouse she has been building. Math
How Making Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations Violet: I think school would be a lot more engaging if we were asked to solve complex problems. Building a robot and seeing it run and seeing it complete tasks is definitely more satisfying than any schoolwork I've ever done. Getting an A on the test, that's cool, but seeing something I have built with my own hands move is way more satisfying. So I'll try connecting a one-ten-nine. Man: Yeah, just don't overlap them, right? Woodie: I think a reasonable way to think about robotics is birthing a machine that can be over there and do something that you either taught it to do, or that you're commanding it to do now. Violet: So do you guys know how to test a motor with a battery? Girl: Not really. Violet: Okay, here. So I grew up in a really geeky family. Kjersti: You could do it like that, or you could do it to the top here, so that way the hub would be on the outside. It was something completely new for me. We use rectangular tubing here, along with your average drawer slides. Kjersti: Yes. All:
Bethany Hamilton - Surfs Like A Girl by Aaron Lieber Risks and challenges High performance sports films undoubtedly carry several risks and challenges. 1. COST Most quality films in any genre are considerably expensive to shoot, and high performance sports films are certainly no exception to the rule. Camera Gear: To obtain the best footage we will be shooting almost exclusively on RED cameras (with some GoPro), utilizing a range of camera techniques that will include hand held, classic tripod, dollies and finally a drone camera for our stunning aerial footage. Travel: Travel for Bethany, her assistant and our film crew can add up fast. Music: A hidden cost most people are unaware of. 2. Although we are confident we will get all the footage we need for this incredible project - the truth is that some things are out of our control and we must adjust our plans accordingly incurring more costs and possible delays. 3. Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Short Documentary about Solar Roadways The basic building block of what has been dubbed by its creators, electrical engineer Scott Brusaw and his wife Julie, a solar roadway. It could one day make for a highway built of 0.4 –square-meter hexagonal panels, a hodge podge of green circuit boards surrounding 36-watts worth of blue solar panels, all covered in thick, bumpy glass for safety and traction. The idea is to put unused roadway to good use (generating electricity) while also providing an electronic means for lane shifts, driver messages and other utilities. Bonus: solar roadways obviate the need for an electric grid by including a “Cable Corridor” right in the side of the roadway that eliminates the need for power lines running alongside it.
JAMIE OLIVER NEEDS YOUR HELP FIGHTING FOR FOOD EDUCATION #FoodRevolutionDay Español - Français - Italiano - Deutsch - Português - 日本人 - русский - Türk Hi guys, Jamie here. I urgently need your help to make a real difference. We’re currently facing a global obesity epidemic, with 42 million children under the age of five either overweight or obese across the world. So I’m asking that you do two simple things – first, please sign this petition to show your support for compulsory practical food education in schools across the world, then, most importantly, share it via your social networks. It’s essential that we arm future generations with the life skills they urgently need in order to lead healthier, happier, more productive lives. If you can help me get millions of people to sign this petition, we can create a movement powerful enough to force all G20 governments to take action. Sign it, share it and let’s inspire governments to do the right thing. Big love Jamie Oliver x www.foodrevolutionday.com Sign it. Translated & Country Petition Pages Why the G20?
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