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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...
- The Judgment of Aleppo 09/27/2016Will Europe surrender, in Aleppo, what remains of its soul, or will it pull itself together, hold up its head, and do what it must? If Europe can't or won't answer that question, all of the other questions and crises it is facing will become irrelevant.
- Saudi Arabia’s Shock Therapy 09/27/2016Last June, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman announced a National Transformation Program, aimed at diversifying the Kingdom's oil-dependent economy in just five years. The program is ambitious and comprehensive, but is it achievable?
- Trump Through Russian Eyes 09/27/2016When Russia's first post-Soviet president, Boris Yeltsin, stepped down, he left Russia at the mercy of his handpicked successor, Vladimir Putin. In the US, the Republicans, having chosen Donald Trump as their presidential candidate, should disavow their nominee, lest they inflict similar damage on their country.
- Keynes and Hayek in China’s Property Markets 09/26/2016Real-estate prices in China’s top cities have been spiking recently, generating contradictory predictions of either bursting bubbles or a coming economic turn-around. What's really going on in China’s hot property markets?
- Desperate Central Bankers 09/26/2016The final day of the summer marked the start of yet another season of futile policymaking by two of the world’s major central banks – the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan. The Fed did nothing, which is precisely the problem, while the alchemists at the BOJ unveiled yet another feeble unconventional policy […]
- Why is the US Presidential Race So Close? 09/26/2016Many people around the world are probably wondering why Hillary Clinton – who is obviously more prepared and better suited for the American presidency than her opponent, Donald Trump – isn’t waltzing to victory. Many Americans share the world’s bewilderment.