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The Power of Empathy

21

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2019

The Power of Empathy

Animating empathy.

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Archaeology from Space

20

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2019

Archaeology from Space

Rmote-sensing for finding lost cities.

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Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

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The Sun Flares Up

The sun has been particularly active of late. A massive solar storm erupted only yesterday, March 5, 2012, and was captured in a short NASA video. Gorgeous auroras will result later this month when the electrically charged solar particles hit the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Your GPS may not point in the proper direction as well. Strong X-Class Solar Storms Erupt (credit: NASA/space.com WHB
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The Sun Flares Up

The sun has been particularly active of late. A massive solar storm erupted only yesterday, March 5, 2012, and was captured in a short NASA video. Gorgeous auroras will result later this month when the electrically charged solar particles hit the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Your GPS may not point in the proper direction as well. Strong X-Class Solar Storms Erupt (credit: NASA/space.com WHB
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"Do you believe in global warming?"

"Do you believe in global warming?" He asked me. He was a dentist for kids. He had perfect teeth. I was riding public transport with him. He'd seen me reading "The Weather Makers," a book about how man affects the climate. "I mean," he continued. "I know the world is warming. But do you think humans are causing it? Or do you think it's part of natural cycles? Couldn't this just be nature?" I paused to think. I don't know for sure, I said. I'm not a climate scientist. I don't ...
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"Do you believe in global warming?"

"Do you believe in global warming?" He asked me. He was a dentist for kids. He had perfect teeth. I was riding public transport with him. He'd seen me reading "The Weather Makers," a book about how man affects the climate. "I mean," he continued. "I know the world is warming. But do you think humans are causing it? Or do you think it's part of natural cycles? Couldn't this just be nature?" I paused to think. I don't know for sure, I said. I'm not a climate scientist. I don't ...
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"Do you believe in global warming?"

"Do you believe in global warming?" He asked me. He was a dentist for kids. He had perfect teeth. I was riding public transport with him. He'd seen me reading "The Weather Makers," a book about how man affects the climate. "I mean," he continued. "I know the world is warming. But do you think humans are causing it? Or do you think it's part of natural cycles? Couldn't this just be nature?" I paused to think. I don't know for sure, I said. I'm not a climate scientist. I don't ...
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Auroras 360

If you happened to be in the Yukon presently and looked skyward, you would have a chance to see auroras in 360 degrees. Auroras at Yellowknife, Canada (credit: NASA) Nice view point! WHB
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Auroras 360

If you happened to be in the Yukon presently and looked skyward, you would have a chance to see auroras in 360 degrees. Auroras at Yellowknife, Canada (credit: NASA) Nice view point! WHB
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Auroras 360

If you happened to be in the Yukon presently and looked skyward, you would have a chance to see auroras in 360 degrees. Auroras at Yellowknife, Canada (credit: NASA) Nice view point! WHB
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Truth can be Stranger than Fiction

It is often said that history is written by the victors. It might also be said that the survivors of disasters might provide some insights as well. If the huge earthquakes and tsunamis that recently happened near Sumatra and Japan had occurred before written records or technological methods were available, what would survivor stories have been? Their descriptive narratives would certainly have been different from descriptions today but that doesn’t invalidate the factual events they ...
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Truth can be Stranger than Fiction

It is often said that history is written by the victors. It might also be said that the survivors of disasters might provide some insights as well. If the huge earthquakes and tsunamis that recently happened near Sumatra and Japan had occurred before written records or technological methods were available, what would survivor stories have been? Their descriptive narratives would certainly have been different from descriptions today but that doesn’t invalidate the factual events they ...
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Truth can be Stranger than Fiction

It is often said that history is written by the victors. It might also be said that the survivors of disasters might provide some insights as well. If the huge earthquakes and tsunamis that recently happened near Sumatra and Japan had occurred before written records or technological methods were available, what would survivor stories have been? Their descriptive narratives would certainly have been different from descriptions today but that doesn’t invalidate the factual events they ...
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The Anthropogenic Facts of Life

by Conrad Anker Ten years ago the percentage of Americans who believed in anthropogenic or human induced global warming stood at 75%. Fast forward a decade to 2011 the number had dropped to 44%. Has the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere decreased 31% in ten years? The poll, conducted by Harris Interactive, is indicative of the battle being waged over climate change. Lee Atwater, Republican strategist coined the phrase, perception is reality. We believe what is comforting to us. While ...
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The Anthropogenic Facts of Life

by Conrad Anker Ten years ago the percentage of Americans who believed in anthropogenic or human induced global warming stood at 75%. Fast forward a decade to 2011 the number had dropped to 44%. Has the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere decreased 31% in ten years? The poll, conducted by Harris Interactive, is indicative of the battle being waged over climate change. Lee Atwater, Republican strategist coined the phrase, perception is reality. We believe what is comforting to us. While ...
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The Anthropogenic Facts of Life

by Conrad Anker Ten years ago the percentage of Americans who believed in anthropogenic or human induced global warming stood at 75%. Fast forward a decade to 2011 the number had dropped to 44%. Has the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere decreased 31% in ten years? The poll, conducted by Harris Interactive, is indicative of the battle being waged over climate change. Lee Atwater, Republican strategist coined the phrase, perception is reality. We believe what is comforting to us. While ...
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