The CMPLX.org intends to be a community and network of curious people that share knowledge and information through an interactive platform. We aim to collect and share relevant and insightful documentary films, lectures, books, podcasts and the like and give it a dynamic order of some sort. Feel free to subscribe to this website or contact us for more information at email@example.com.
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...
- Refugees as Weapons of Mass Destruction 02/27/2017Two possible reasons, based on recent advances in psychology and neuroscience, may explain why Americans and Canadians are reacting so differently to asylum-seekers. In particular, US President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban on Muslims may be less related to its expressed justification than to unconscious considerations.
- Realism About Trumpism 02/27/2017Any hope that the demands of office, or political and economic realities, would persuade US President Donald Trump to adhere to political and foreign-policy norms should now be cast aside as wishful thinking. Worst-case scenarios are now baseline scenarios.
- How Trump is Testing Democracy 02/27/2017Donald Trump is not just challenging political convention to “shake things up”; he is testing the foundations of US democracy. If he manages to identify a weak point, all assumptions about the US and its global role could change substantially.
- The Threat of Threats 02/27/2017Not long ago, the EU was a model of reconciliation, peace, and prosperity; today, it is a model of fear – and it is scaring others. If Europeans cannot develop – with lucidity, firmness, and dedication – enlightened solutions to the threats they face, who can?
- A Tax on Robots? 02/27/2017Bill Gates thinks that, to ease the social costs implied by automation’s displacement effects, robots should be required to pay taxes. But why make life under capitalism more complicated than it already is, when there is an alternative to a robot tax that is easy to implement and simple to justify?
- Don’t Cry for Corporate America 02/27/2017In an ideal world, it would be nice to streamline, simplify, and even reduce tax and regulatory burdens on US businesses. But business is not the weak link in the US economic chain; workers are, because economic returns have shifted dramatically from the providers of labor to the owners of capital over the past 25 […]