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Little Red Wagon Foundation

September 29, 2016

YouTube video Ray Luby

learn more at http://www.lrwf.org/about-our-founder.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Red_Wagon_Foundation

What Does Your Accent Say About You?

September 28, 2016

YouTube video AsapSCIENCE

Can science explain the way you speak?

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami – Foldscope

September 27, 2016

YouTube video TED

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that’s just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.

FAST (Fiver-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope) telescope is put into operation CCTV News

September 26, 2016

YouTube video Creative Tech News

China has completed the installation of its 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, known as FAST. It’s the largest such radio telescope in the world. FAST lies at a karst valley in Pingtang County of southwest China’s Guizhou Province. Scientists and reporters are gathering at the completion ceremony. The telescope was independently designed and built by China.

FAST’s concept was initiated in 1994 and the construction took more than five years. Adjustment will take 2 to 3 years. Experts say FAST has the potential to search for remote objects to better understand the origin of the universe, and boost the global hunt for extraterrestrial life.

Sunday Travel – Great Barrier Reef, Australia

September 25, 2016

YouTube video Queensland, Australia

The largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef spans more than 1,200 miles (2,000 km) of islands and submerged reefs.

The Great Barrier Reef is nature’s greatest gift to Australia. It is a mosaic alive with diversity with over 4,000 coral reefs, cays and islands and is home to thousands of species. The Great Barrier Reef is a living treasure to be cherished, respected and protected, for now and into the future.

WATCH OUR FAVOURITE GREAT BARRIER REEF VIDEOS
1. A Family Holiday on the Great Barrier Reef: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBwsX…
2. Learn why the Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage Site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElDA_…
3. Great Barrier Reef Facts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d5Vd…
4. Snorkelling with Minke Whales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYLkg…
5. The Best Dive Sites on the Great Barrier Reef: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFtap…

Star Trek: inspiring people and their tech since 1964

September 24, 2016

“Space… The final frontier…
These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.
Its continuing mission:
To explore strange new worlds…
To seek out new life; new civilisations…
To boldly go where no one has gone before!”

Star Trek has inspired fans, technologies, and careers ever since its creation in 1964 and debut in 1966.

Fans use the original story, or “source code,” to create fan-made films, cartoons, and games. One of the more notable fan creations is the web series Star Trek Continues, which has faithfully adapted Gene Roddenberry’s universe and redistributed it to the world…

Read more of this by Jeff Macharyas at https://opensource.com/life/16/9/star-trek-inspired-open-source-universe

Real Life Technology Predicted by Star Trek

YouTube video BuzzFeed Celeb

Friday Entertainment – Don’t Worry Be Happy | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

September 23, 2016

YouTube video Playing For Change

Playing For Change – “Today we are proud to release a new Song Around The World that features children performing alongside PFC musicians on the Bobby McFerrin classic, “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. Perfect message and a great song.”

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music.

Born from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people, Playing For Change is a true example that no matter how many things in life divide us, they are never as strong as the things that bring us together. Using the universal language of music, Playing For Change is for the people and endeavors to

Zuckerberg Announces Amazing $3B Charity Initiative – Chan Zuckerberg Science

September 22, 2016

YouTube video wochit Business

Survival secret of ‘earth’s hardiest animal’ revealed

September 21, 2016

YouTube video Short News

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37384466

Researchers have discovered a genetic survival secret of Earth’s “hardiest animal”
A gene that scientists identified in these strange, aquatic creatures – called tardigrades – helps them survive boiling, freezing and radiation.

In future, it could be used to protect human cells, the researchers say

They found one that they have called “Dsup” (short for “damage suppressor”)

The team then inserted the Dsup gene into human cells’ DNA, and exposed those modified cells to X-rays; Dsup-treated cells suffered far less DNA damage.

Jean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history

September 20, 2016

YouTube video TED

What can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.