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In: Physics, Science
The Higgs Boson is a theoretical particle which has been deduced as a result of the Standard Model of particle physics. It has been nicknamed 'The God Particle' as it is considered to be central to our understanding of the nature of matter. Check out this introductory talk (3:26 min.) about the Higg's field and boson from Fermilab: [jwplayer mediaid="66560"] The Higgs boson is often referred to as the View...
In: Cosmology, Physics, Psychology
This is a low-budget Internet documentary made by Shawna Halevy, in association with the (Lyndon) LaRouche Youth Movement. The core of the video is a pedagogical workshop on the Theory of Special Relativity as part of the educational process conducted by the LaRouche youth leadership. Not for the sake of understanding the theory itself, but using Einstein’s particular discovery as a case study to demonstrate and walk View...
In: Energy & Environment
If it were up to the sun, we would have no energy problem. Every half hour on the Earth’s surface, there is more than enough light to provide energy needs for the whole world in a year. We don’t have an energy problem, we have a conversion problem. If we are able to harvest sunlight in smart way, then we can prevent a global energy View...
In: Energy & Environment, Sustainable building
e² is a critically acclaimed, multipart PBS series about the innovators and pioneers who envision a better quality of life on earth: socially, culturally, economically and ecologically. The series explores attainable solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges, and its stories are culled from a variety of fields including design, energy, transport, water, food and urban development. Episodes have profiled Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus’s efforts View...
In: Energy & Environment, Finance & Economics
Professor Al Bartlett begins his one-hour talk with the statement, "The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function." He proceeds to examine oddly reassuring statements from "experts", the media and political leaders - statements that are dramatically inconsistent with the facts. He discusses the widespread worship of economic growth and population growth in western society. Professor Bartlett explains "sustainability" View...
- A New Deal for Refugees 12/08/2016Though international law protects refugees’ human rights, there is no system for providing the economic support they need to thrive in their new countries. A system that recognizes refugees’ special economic status, in addition to their special legal status, would facilitate the delivery of critical aid.
- Ending Religious Violence in the Middle East 12/08/2016The escalation of radicalism, violence, and civil wars in the region since the so-called Arab Spring revolts began in 2010 has exacted a massive toll in human lives and welfare. But so long as governments frame or seek to legitimize their policies in religious terms, the violence will not stop.
- Abusing Churchill 12/08/2016The cult of Britain's wartime leader has not been an altogether beneficial one for the US: too many US presidents fancy themselves Winston Churchill’s true heirs. President-elect Donald Trump is the least qualified by far to claim Churchill's mantle, though that appears unlikely to stop him.
- Don’t Cry Over Dead Trade Agreements 12/08/2016While developing countries may continue to pursue smaller trade agreements, the two major deals on the table, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, are as good as dead after the election of Donald Trump as US president. We should not mourn their passing.
- Italy on the Brink 12/08/2016Following Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation, Italy’s ongoing banking crisis could flare up again and threaten European stability. In the long term, the eurozone's third-largest economy may have to withdraw from the single currency, which would put the monetary union itself at risk.
- The Future of Migration Governance 12/07/2016We live in a hyper-connected world, where goods, capital, and people are more mobile than ever before. But, whereas countries have shown a willingness to cooperate on exchanging goods and capital, the international community has shown little appetite for improving how it governs human mobility – and the costs of inaction are mounting.