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Friday Entertainment – Kids Rock Chorus – In My Life – The Beatles

April 20, 2018

YouTube video Kids Rock Chorus


A Small Act of Kindness

April 19, 2018

YouTube video Gods411

Here is a story of how a group of people feed the homeless, and how a small act of kindness and mean something to everyone.

Batteries powered by bacteria: printable solar cells that use cyanobacteria and carbon nanotubes.

April 18, 2018

YouTube video Science and more

Batteries powered by bacteria: printable solar cells that use cyanobacteria and carbon nanotubes.

Scientists at Imperial College London have successfully used cyanobacteria, bacteria that can convert the energy of light into electricity, to print circuits that can serve as solar cells by using a simple inkjet printer. By using the bacteria, they have overcome the main problem with conventional solar cells, which need constant sunlight to generate electricity. Solar cells printed with cyanobacteria can generate electric current in both darkness and light.

Cyanobacteria are microorganisms that produce food through photosynthesis. They use sunlight to create energy for survival, and that can be harnessed. They have been on Earth for billions of years and are believed to be the main reason why the Earth’s atmosphere is rich in oxygen. Researchers at Imperial College London, the University of Cambridge and Central Saint Martins designed this as an environmentally friendly power source for low power biosensors, which can even be extended to print a bioenergy wallpaper.

Our bio photovoltaic device is biodegradable and in the future it could serve as a disposable solar panel and a battery that can decompose in our compost or gardens. Economical batteries, accessible, respectful with the environment, biodegradable without heavy metals and plastics: this is what we and our environment really need, but we have not done it yet, and our work has shown that it is possible to have that. Bio-photovoltaic cells contain some type of cyanobacterium or algae that is phototrophic. This property allows them to convert light into energy.

35-year-old Belgian woman veterinarian gives alternative treatment to animals

April 17, 2018

YouTube video The Times of India

Juliet Decaestecker, a 35-year old veterinarian from Belgium, has made Chennai her home since January 2017. Decaestecker is very passionate and committed towards the health and well-being of animals and pets. She once saw a dog walking into a clinic in great pain and walking out like a young puppy after an acupuncture session. This got her excited about applying alternative therapies on animals. Soon, she got a diploma in Chinese medicine and now she treats alternative therapies to animals with great success. The veterinarian said she has worked in very remote areas and got opportunities to meet with amazing people.

Taxi Driver Offers Free Rides to Cancer Patients & Cancer Survivors

April 16, 2018

YouTube video VOA News

Auntie Caterina is a regular taxi driver, who offers free rides to cancer patients in the Italian city of Florence. She inherited the taxi when her partner died of cancer 17 years ago and says this is a way to honor his legacy. To show gratitude and support of the Tuscany Region, she was recognized for her work last month as its “Solidarity Ambassador”. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports.
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Sunday Travel – Salzburg Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

April 15, 2018

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The Austrian city of Salzburg is situated on the northern edge of the Alps, close to the border of Germany. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, and straddling the banks of the Salzach River, few cities can match Salzburg’s fairytale setting.

Few places can match its musical heritage either. Salzburg is the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and provided the settings for one of cinema’s most-adored musicals, The Sound Of Music.

Take the funicular to Hohensalzburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortresses. Down below in the Old Town you’ll find Salzburg Cathedral and the Salzburg Museum. Nearby, wander along narrow Getreidegasse, one of the loveliest shopping streets in the world.

Just off the Old Market Square, savor 300 years of coffee-making tradition at Café Tomaselli. For classical Austrian fare served with a side of Opera, take the short walk to Stiftskeller St. Peter. At the Müllner Bräu Brewery, hang out with beer devotees from all over the world.

Salzburg has long been a city where inspiration knows no bounds, especially when it comes to its palaces. Just a short stroll from the Marionette Theater, the grandeur of Mirabell Palace and Gardens awaits. While on Salzburg’s southern outskirts, explore the playful water features at Hellbrunn Palace.

While Salzburg abounds with fountains, some of the city’s most impressive water features are its natural ones, such as Lake Wolfgang and Krimml Waterfall. For a waterfall with a difference, visit the spa town of Bad Gastein, whose falls roar straight through the heart of town. From the town, take the cable car to the summit of Stubnerkogel Mountain and walk Europe’s highest suspension bridge.

The Salzburg region is full of surprises, so before heading back to the city, head underground, into the Hallein Salt Mine. From its salt mines to its symphonies, from its fountains to its waterfalls, Salzburg plays out like a living opera, filled with drama, comedy, intrigue and passion.

Saturday Art – Artist Can Turn Anything Into A Mirror

April 14, 2018
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YouTube video INSIDER

Friday Entertainment – Let It Be – Gylne Tider

April 13, 2018

YouTube video Johnnie Keurntjes

This 102-Year-Old Marathon Runner’s Secrets to Healthy Living Might Surprise You | Allure

April 12, 2018

YouTube video Allure

What’s the secret to living until you’re 100? Find out first-hand, as record-breaking Masters runner Ida Keeling and other women over 100 years old share their best tips for living a long and healthy life, from long walks to Hennessy shots.

Thanks to scientists, we can now grow vegetables on Antarctica

April 11, 2018

YouTube video Mashable Daily

This indoor farm allows scientists to grow plants on Antarctica, without the need for soil.