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Purple Streak Named ‘Steve’ Is a Whole New Type of Aurora | National Geographic

March 22, 2018

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Purple wisps dancing in the night sky are a newly discovered form of aurora, and they’re called ‘STEVE.’

A newly discovered kind of purple, ribbonlike aurora is named STEVE. The more familiar auroras, also called Northern and Southern Lights are diffuse, and often mainly green or yellow, sometimes with a purple or pink fringe. Amateur sky watchers brought the east-west oriented streaks to the attention of physicists. “Steve” was a placeholder name, but stuck, later becoming official, standing for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement. Normal auroras follow a cascade of events: charged solar particles hit Earth’s magnetic field, ultimately causing atoms high in the atmosphere to glow. A STEVE happens when plasma—charged, hot particles—flow along the magnetic field’s lines. STEVEs occur about 100 miles up, 40 miles higher than regular auroras, and are visible beyond the better-known lights’ viewing range. Green bands sometimes seem to shoot out from the purple trunk, much lower in the atmosphere than the main streak. Their cause is unknown. And exactly how do streams of ions become a glowing, purple STEVE? That’s also a mystery.


George Land – The Failure Of Success. TEDxTucson

March 21, 2018

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George Land is an author, speaker, consultant, and general systems scientist with a broad and varied background in communications, business, education, and government. In 1958, when he was serving as chief executive of an international television network, he began investigations into stimulating and directing creativity. The encouraging results of those efforts led to his founding, in Cambridge and New York, Innotek Corporation, a research and consulting institute to further the knowledge about the enhancement of creative performance. This research ultimately led to the formulation of his Transformation Theory, a theory of transformation that integrates principles of creativity, growth, and change.

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This bakery employs real grandmas and grandpas to make beautiful cakes

March 20, 2018

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A German bakery, Kuchentratsch Bakery, is adding a little extra love to their cakes by employing retired grandparents as part-time bakers.


102-year-old runner Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has no plans of slowing down | SC Featured | ESPN

March 19, 2018

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At age 102, Julia Hawkins has a lot of passions in life, but none more thrilling than running. She broke a world record for the 100-meter dash by female competitors 100 years and older and she shows no signs of stopping.


March 18, 2018

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Wrocław is the largest city in western Poland. It lies on the banks of the River Oder in the Silesian Lowlands of Central Europe, roughly 350 kilometres from the Baltic Sea to the north and 40 kilometres from the Sudeten Mountains to the south. Wrocław is the historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia. Today, it is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. At various times in history, it has been part of the Kingdom of Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, the Austrian Empire, Prussia and Germany. It became part of Poland in 1945, as a result of the border changes after the Second World War.


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Saturday Art – Watch as Vincent van Gogh’s paintings come alive thanks to 3D animation and visual mapping by Lu

March 17, 2018

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Friday Entertainment – Lean On Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

March 16, 2018

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New Story and ICON Partnered to Build Affordable 3D Printed Homes for the Developing World

March 15, 2018

YouTube video New Story – The first permitted, 3D-printed home created specifically for the developing world was unveiled in Austin, Texas by New Story, the non-profit working to create a world where no human being lives in survival mode, and ICON, the newly launched construction technologies company leading the way into the future of homebuilding by using 3D printing to make major advancements in affordability, building performance, sustainability and customizability.

You can read more about the mission of the Non Profit organization New Story at

Pi Explained in 3:14 – Happy Pi Day!

March 14, 2018

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By the way, Pi Day was first celebrated in San Francisco in 1988.

Kidney donation sets off chain reaction to help others

March 13, 2018

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Philip Cameli thought he would donate a kidney to his friend Brendan. But when he wasn’t a match, he decided to donate anyway, and that decision ended up helping a whole group of other patients. CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds has their story.

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Twelve people who were all involved in a rare organ-transplant chain from living donors met for the first time at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Six sick people received healthy kidneys thanks to the donations of three sets of friends, an aunt and a niece, second cousins, and one good Samaritan to round it all out.