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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...
- Trump’s Alternative Ethical Universe 01/20/2017From the moment Donald Trump entered the US presidential race, the potential for an unprecedented array of ethics violations, stemming from his global business interests, has been a ticking time bomb, set to detonate on January 20, 2017. Boom.
- Can Saudi Arabia Reform Itself? 01/20/2017In 2017, Saudi Arabia will continue to pursue two key goals: to reduce its economy's dependence on oil revenues and government spending; and to position the Kingdom as a regional hegemon that can meet any threat. The country's transformation will be difficult, but it is necessary, not least for regional stability.
- Populism and the Future of Central Banking 01/19/2017With populist movements gaining ground, their complaints about independent monetary policymakers could now change the relationship between central banks, treasuries, and legislatures. The question for 2017 is whether that would be a good thing, or whether central-bank independence should be defended against the coming attack.
- Brexit Into Trumpland 01/19/2017British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading the UK toward a very hard Brexit in 2019 – and potentially off a cliff. Her objectives for negotiating with the EU make clear her intention to prioritize hardline Brexiteers’ demands over the country’s economic interests.
- Taming the Chaebols 01/19/2017At the heart of South Korea's political turmoil – in which the National Assembly has already the president impeached – is the reciprocal relationship between politicians and the giant family-owned conglomerates that dominate the economy. The government should take this opportunity to dismantle this decades-old system.
- From Economic Analysis to Inclusive Growth 01/19/2017Developed-economy policymakers are seeking a recipe for inclusive economic growth, whereby high rates of investment and rapid innovation are pursued alongside measures to reduce income inequality. The Scandinavian model is often invoked in support of this approach, but could it really work in a country like the US?