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First Moment Rescuers Find Soccer Kids Trapped in Thailand Cave - Missing 10 days
The Thai soccer team has been trapped in a cave since June 23. In a possible new bid for a solution, engineers working for the entrepreneur Elon Musk will be dispatched to Thailand. In a string of tweets, Musk said his tunneling firm, Boring Co., and others will look for new ways to reach the underground chamber in the country’s north. Drilling into the cave and extracting the boys from above has been suggested, but Narongsak, speaking at a news conference, said only 18 of 100 holes that have been located are potentially viable. He pointed out that any drilling process could take months, likening the situation to the 2010 mine rescue in Chile that took 69 days to get the stranded miners to the surface. “We are trying to rule out the impossible,” he said. The boys, he added, “cannot dive at this time” and are not ready to make the almost six-hour journey out of the cave. Two of them and their coach are in poor health. Officials also remain desperately concerned about the weather, with heavy rains forecast within days that could flood the cave again and render futile any efforts to pump water out. While their situation is dire, dozens of people have been rescued from underground emergencies. “We would like to take the minimum risk possible,” he said. “But we can’t wait for the rain.” The governor’s midnight news conference, held just as a drizzle started to fall over the muddy, chaotic rescue site, underscored the lack of a good option to free the boys and their coach after they were found alive Monday night. Getting the boys to dive their way out of the cave has been raised as the most likely possibility, but a retired Thai navy SEAL preparing for that option by placing compressed-air tanks along an exit route ran out of oxygen himself early Friday morning and died. Speaking at a news conference, a commander of the Thai navy SEAL group said the diver was found unconscious about 1 a.m. Friday. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was later transferred to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. “It is sad news,” Pasakorn Boonyalak, deputy governor of Chiang Rai province, said at the news conference. “His job was to deliver oxygen, but he did not have enough on his way back.” The fatality, the first of the rescue mission, has raised fears that a rescue mission could be fraught and even deadly for the boys. For the boys' parents waiting above ground, the news of their safety ended days of waiting and praying. The 12 boys, ranging in age from 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old assistant coach disappeared on June 23 after soccer practice. Their bikes and cleats were found just outside the caves. They apparently went in to explore and became trapped by flooding caused by heavy rain. Now that rescuers have found the boys alive and in good condition, they are giving them high protein liquid food and antibiotics. The Tham Luang Nang Non cave system stretches about six miles into a mountain. More than 1,000 first responders from around the world searched for 10 days. They had to go about two and a half miles from the cave system's entrance – through passages obstructed by thick mud and high water – just to find the group. They were located near a chamber known as Pattaya Beach, which has a higher elevation. Capt. Jessica Tait with the U.S. Air Force was one of 35 Americans who helped in the rescue effort. "Everyone is coming together to figure out the next course of action and how to bring them out as safely and as quickly as possible," Tait said. Rescuers raced to pump out water from the cave Tuesday, as heavy rain is the forecast for the rest of the week. Thailand's rainy season lasts until October, and the cave is regularly flooded. "It is not a hundred percent secure," the governor said Tuesday. "So I cannot give an answer to confirm how many days the kids will have to stay in the cave." A Thai Navy SEAL team will make the final call on how they get the boys out. One option is to teach them to dive with special breathing masks. But the murky water is difficult to navigate even for experienced divers. There is low visibility in the caves and the floodwater can move fast. One of the rescuer workers also said none of the boys know how to swim. The other option is to keep the boys in the cave until the water levels recede, which many experts say is the best option. But that means the boys could be in the cave for weeks if not months.
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Ocean Power Plant Generates Energy From Waves - Unlimited Cheap Clean Electricity
Unlimited Clean Energy with The Wavestar machine. Harness the Power of Wave Energy with the World’s Strongest Wave Power Concept. Oceans cover more than 70% of Earth’s surface and ocean waves carry enormous power. By utilizing the largest source of untapped clean energy, it could supply a substantial part of the world’s electricity. Wave energy is more predictable compared to wind power, the waves come and go slowly and can be forecasted 24 hours ahead. Also the production continues 6-8 hours after the wind settles. This makes wave energy an ideal complement for wind turbines and could satisfy the continuously increasing demand for renewable energy in the grid. The concept was invented by sailing enthusiasts Niels and Keld Hansen in 2000. The challenge was to create a regular output of energy from ocean swells and waves that are 5-10 seconds apart. This was achieved with a row of half-submerged buoys, which rise and fall in turn as the wave passes, forming the iconic part of Wavestar’s design. This allows energy to be continually produced despite waves being periodic. The machine’s unique storm protection system, one of the many patented aspects of the design, guarantees the machine’s sea survivability and represents a real milestone in the development of wave energy machines. Wave energy will play a crucial role in securing our energy future, but only machines that can withstand the strongest storms will survive. Environmental issues demand swift diversification to multiple renewable sources in order for us to fulfill our future energy needs. Wavestar will work in harmony with other clean energy methods to support the alternative energy movement and ensure a continuous supply of clean energy. Imagine what we can do together. Music: Svadhisthana (Dance Mix) by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/hello-moon http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/
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Cop Restrains Bigger Suspect With Jiujitsu Armbar, no need for strikes or bullets
Las Vegas POLICE Officer Uses JIU-JITSU to Control Larger Suspect (Gracie Breakdown). More from Gracie Breakdown here- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMZWa1QP42jHrmmzayFEeg MMA Comes to the Police. Can mixed martial arts training make police officers less dangerous? This Footage was taken from a surveillance camera at an apparel store, showing a Gracie BJJ student, a police officer, threatening to break another man’s arm. The officer claimed he’d seen the man pocket a pair of expensive sunglasses. As the man attempted to leave the store, the officer intervened and, after a short struggle, they wound up going to the ground. With calm precision, the officer trapped the suspect in an armbar and waited for backup to arrive. “He held that position for over a minute,” Rener Gracie points out how his student torqued the other man’s elbow joint backward against his hips, hyper extending it just enough to stop the suspect from struggling but not so much that the tendons and muscle tissue holding the joint together tore away from the bone. Gracie teaches moves like this one, adapted from the “gentle art” of Brazilian jiujitsu, to officers who pay $995 for a five-day Gracie Survival Tactics seminar. The idea is to train law enforcement officials to handle resistance using martial arts techniques that at once protect civilians from excessive uses of force and help officers fight off unforeseen threats. Officers who take Gracie’s class, the sales pitch goes, won’t panic at the first sign of conflict and will be less likely to pull their guns. As a consequence, they won’t make the kinds of mistakes that cost people their lives. Brazilian jiujitsu has developed over the last 100 years. It was popularized by Rener’s grandfather Hélio Gracie and brought to the United States in the 1970s by Rener’s father Rorion, who settled in Southern California and supported himself working as a house cleaner, construction worker, and stunt coordinator until he’d hustled up enough money to open a gym. In the years since, Gracie-certified jiujitsu gyms have opened all over the world, with outlets everywhere from Minot, North Dakota, to Makati City, Philippines. The family-run business has also expanded to offer specialized programs for kids dealing with bullies and women’s self-defense, in addition to selling training books, DVDs, Gracie-branded apparel, and even juicers.
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Bulletproof Car Company CEO Takes Shots From AK 47 To Prove Security
CEO of armored car company sits behind the wheel of Mercedes while employee fires 12 of an AK-47 at him to prove how tough his vehicles are.Texas Armoring Corporation created a video to show the effectiveness of their armor. CEO R. Trent Kimball sat in the drivers seat of a Mercedes-Benz SUV. Total of 12 rounds fired at the windscreen. Company known for working with celebrities, oil barons and even the Pope. For everyone who has ever thought about shooting their boss - metaphorically, o fcourse - this one is for you. An employee of a Texas armored car company got to do just that this week to 'demonstrate that they take client safety seriously'. And to further that demonstration, the CEO was sitting alone inside the Mercedes-Benz as 12 rounds from an AK-47 rained down upon the SUV. The company, Texas Armoring Corporation, has supplied protected vehicles to the Pope, celebrities like rapper T.I. and actor Steven Segal and oil executives in West Africa, according to My San Antonio. Just another day at work: Kimball casually steps out of the vehicle that was hit 12 times The shots were fired by the company's sales and export compliance manager, Lawrence Kosub, who seemed very familiar with an assault rifle. In the driver's seat was Texas Armoring Corporation president R. Trent Kimball. All of Kosub's shots hit the windscreen and none of them breached it. 'When it comes to assuring our clients' safety, we take product testing extremely seriously,' Kimball says in a video taken of the display. 'Life is valuable - protect it,' Kimball adds at the end. Kimball does not address whether he is nervous before getting in the vehicle, but he doesn't appear to be. It has since been uploaded to YouTube and, as any good PR campaign should, will likely get them many more clients. Music: The Giant Killer by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/road-of-fortunes http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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Buses That Can Step Over Traffic - Amazing Gyroscopic Transport Concept
Concept by DAHIR INSAAT original links https://www.youtube.com/user/dahirsem/videos Music: Spirit Must Train by Dhruva Aliman on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet - https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/road-of-fortunes - http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ ...Dahir's Explanation Translated from Russian--- The other day I patented another model of transport of the second level, only now on six pillars, and with a variable distance between the wheel bearings, which made it theoretically possible to use such transport in urban conditions, in conditions of intersection of roads with different radius of curvature, different intersections and passage under bridges. Only the variable between the wheel distance will allow the platform with six supports to travel along a curved trajectory and crouch under the bridges. And after watching the video you will understand in detail why it is on six supports, and what are the advantages of this version of the platform. Surely someone will wonder why not a year ago and only now it appeared, the whole point is that a year ago I did not have a ready solution with floating supports, I did not understand how it is possible to force such traffic to pass curvilinear sections of roads, when he six supports and the distance between the supports is about seven meters. Analyzing old cliches, it turned out that if you did not combine these legs with the same frame, with a single axis of rotation, then such a vehicle could travel only along straight roads, and if you fix every two pillars on the frame with a single center of rotation like a classic carriage of a car, with high supports allowing to pass under the transport of the first level, the supports could not be telescopic, and any possibility of using a third pair of wheels was lost, without which the function can not be stepped over the obstacle, squatting in front of the bridge, and simply moving along a curved trajectory. А вот появление плавающих опор, и опор на рычагах и петлях все изменило, нашлось то спасительное решение, без которого не возможен такой вид транспорта, что собственно я и запатентовал.
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An Honest Arab Muslim Explains what's Wrong with Arab Muslims
http://www.memri.org/middle-east-media-research-institute.html Saudi Cleric: "We Arabs are backward, but we don't know it". - Ibrahim Al-Buleihi, a Saudi Shura council member, says in an interview on the 23th of july 2012 that the arabs in general are unaware of their backwardness in comparison to the West. "We can't do without the West", says the cleric. Are the Arabs finally waking up?
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Most Insanely Luxurious RV In The World - EleMMent Palazzo With Sky Lounge
Music: Flying Dream by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/road-of-fortunes http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ ....The most luxurious mobile home in the world. The top-of-the-line model offers unbeatable technically innovative and comfort features. The eleMMent palazzo Superior is our top-of-the-line model that has been recognized in over 190 countries as the most luxurious and, without doubt, the most outstanding motorhome to-date. Its design speaks for itself, combining design features from the worlds of motor-sports, aviation and yachting to create a singular masterpiece. The cab’s striking appearance is ahead of its time and was manufactured with extreme precision using high performance carbon fiber materials. Its sports car design lines and 36-inch rim covers resemble those of the latest race cars. The cockpit features a central digital instrumentation and MMI control inspired by jet cockpits, but functions like a luxury limousine. The panoramic, helicopter-like windshield can be darkened in two stages using an adjustable sun protection system. The body construction emphasizes the strong design statement of the eleMMent series while also offering outstanding functionality and comfort. We have chosen a very complex body construction manufacturing process which exceeds the needs of mobile homes by far. Its self-supporting and incredibly robust structure with a 60+ mm wall thickness provides outstanding stability and an insulation rating comparable to expedition vehicles operated on extreme off-road terrains. However, the design lines remain elegant with integrated yacht windows and fine chrome trim to include indirect lighting. The Sky Lounge is one of the true highlights of the eleMMent palazzo superior. Extraordinary and exclusively reserved for the owner’s outstanding panoramic views, its automatic lift system raises it up out of the body to create a walled-in roof deck. An exterior stairwell leads up to the spacious deck with integrated lounge furniture and radiant floor heating. We focused on the interior design to create a true “home away from home” for owners accustomed to only the highest standards. A specially developed air convection system ensures a comfortable interior temperature and even prevents excess pressurization when sliding out the full-wall room extensions. Different temperature zones can be programmed and a continuous air circulation system ensures the best air quality at all times. The floor plan of the eleMMent palazzo superior will disprove any pre-existing stereotypes of mobile homes. Its purposeful engineering has created a living space that provides maximum comfort for owners and guests. One of the most outstanding features is a 4-meter couch within reach of a bar, a wine cabinet and an icemaker, not to mention a large TV screen across the room. The open kitchenette adds to the spacious interior atmosphere. The bathroom is discretely separated from the living room and master bedroom and can be entered from either without seeming like a passageway between the two rooms. The large master bedroom features a king-size bed, manufactured by the same company that supplies beds to the British royal family and is considered the most comfortable in the world. The fine Italian bed linen is of highest quality. The bedroom furnishings not only provide ample storage capacity but also a dressing table and a large-screen TV. An adjoining spa area provides a private retreat for the owners and features a 1.5 sqm glazed rainfall shower. Also, light therapy, architectural mirrors and special surfaces create a serene atmosphere reserved for the elite few.
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The Real Story of Halloween - History Channel Documentary HD
Halloween is an annual holiday, celebrated each year on October 31, that has roots in age-old European traditions. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating and carving jack-o-lanterns. Around the world, as days grow shorter and nights get colder, people continue to usher in the season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats. Ancient Origins of Halloween Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter. To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter. Did You Know? One quarter of all the candy sold annually in the U.S. is purchased for Halloween. By 43 A.D., the Roman Empire had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain. The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple, and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of “bobbing” for apples that is practiced today on Halloween. All Saints Day On May 13, 609 A.D., Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon in Rome in honor of all Christian martyrs, and the Catholic feast of All Martyrs Day was established in the Western church. Pope Gregory III later expanded the festival to include all saints as well as all martyrs, and moved the observance from May 13 to November 1. By the 9th century the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands, where it gradually blended with and supplanted the older Celtic rites. In 1000 A.D., the church would make November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to honor the dead. It’s widely believed today that the church was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related church-sanctioned holiday. All Souls Day was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels and devils. The All Saints Day celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the night before it, the traditional night of Samhain in the Celtic religion, began to be called All-Hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween. Halloween Comes to America Celebration of Halloween was extremely limited in colonial New England because of the rigid Protestant belief systems there. Halloween was much more common in Maryland and the southern colonies. As the beliefs and customs of different European ethnic groups as well as the American Indians meshed, a distinctly American version of Halloween began to emerge. The first celebrations included “play parties,” public events held to celebrate the harvest, where neighbors would share stories of the dead, tell each other’s fortunes, dance and sing.
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Animated map the world's undersea internet cables
http://www.businessinsider.com/animated-map-global-fiber-optic-internet-cables-2015-9 ---- 99% of international data is transmitted by wires at the bottom of the ocean called submarine communications cables. In total, they are hundreds of thousands of miles long and can be as deep as Everest Is tall. The cables are installed by special boats called cable-layers. It’s more than a matter of dropping wires with anvils attached to them—the cables must generally be run across flat surfaces of the ocean floor, and care is taken to avoid coral reefs, sunken ships, fish beds, and other ecological habitats and general obstructions. The diameter of a shallow water cable is about the same as a soda can, while deep water cables are much thinner—about the size of a Magic Marker. The size difference is related to simple vulnerability—there’s not much going on 8,000 feet below sea level; consequently, there’s less need for galvanized shielding wire. Cables located at shallow depths are buried beneath the ocean floor using high pressure water jets. Though per-mile prices for installation change depending on total length and destination, running a cable across the ocean invariably costs hundreds of millions of dollars. Sharks are trying to eat the Internet. There’s disagreement as to why, exactly, sharks like gnawing on submarine communications cables. Maybe it has something to do with electromagnetic fields. Maybe they’re just curious. Maybe they’re trying to disrupt our communications infrastructure before mounting a land-based assault. (Haha) The point remains that sharks are chewing on the Internet, and sometimes damage it. In response, companies such as Google are shielding their cables in shark-proof wire wrappers. In 1854, installation began on the first transatlantic telegraph cable, which connected Newfoundland and Ireland. Four years later the first transmission was sent, reading: “Laws, Whitehouse received five minutes signal. Coil signals too weak to relay. Try drive slow and regular. I have put intermediate pulley. Reply by coils.” This is, admittedly, not very inspiring. (“Whitehouse” referred to Wildman Whitehouse, the chief electrician of the Atlantic Telegraph Company, who we’ve discussed previously.) For historical context: During those four years of cable construction, Charles Dickens was still writing novels; Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass; a small settlement called Dallas was formally incorporated in Texas; and Abraham Lincoln, candidate for the U.S. Senate, gave his “House Divided” speech. As of 2014, there are 285 communications cables at the bottom of the ocean, and 22 of them are not yet in use. These are called “dark cables.” (Once they’re switched on, they’re said to be “lit.”) Submarine cables have a life expectancy of 25 years, during which time they are considered economically viable from a capacity standpoint. Over the last decade, however, global data consumption has exploded. In 2013, Internet traffic was 5 gigabytes per capita; this number is expected to reach 14 gigabytes per capita by 2018. Such an increase would obviously pose a capacity problem and require more frequent cable upgrades. However, new techniques in phase modulation and improvements in submarine line terminal equipment (SLTE) have boosted capacity in some places by as much as 8000%. The wires we have are more than ready for the traffic to come.
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When Flying Tires Attack
You never know when a tire decides it doesn't like the vehicle it's attached to, and likes your head instead. Music: Uncle Festus by Dhruva Aliman - https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/the-wolf-and-the-river http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/
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How To Escape Quicksand Like A Boss
You're hiking alone in the wilderness, lost in your thoughts, when suddenly you find yourself trapped in quicksand and sinking fast. Certain muddy death? Not quite. While quicksand isn't nearly as dangerous as it looks in the movies, it is a real phenomenon. Just about any sand or silt can temporarily become quicksand if it is sufficiently saturated with water and/or subjected to vibrations, such as those that occur during an earthquake. Here's what to do if you find yourself with that sinking feeling. 1 Drop everything. If you step into quicksand and you're wearing a backpack or carrying something heavy, immediately take off your backpack or drop what you're carrying. Because your body is less dense than quicksand, you can't fully sink unless you panic and struggle too much or you're weighed down by something heavy. If it's possible to get out of your shoes, do so. Shoes, especially those with flat, inflexible soles (many boots, for example) create suction as you try to pull them out of quicksand. If you know ahead of time that you are highly likely to encounter quicksand, change out of your boots and either go barefoot or wear shoes that you can pull your feet out of easily. 2 Move horizontally. If you feel your feet getting stuck, take a quick couple of steps backward before the quicksand takes hold. It usually takes a minute for the mix to liquify, which means the best method of getting yourself unstuck is to not get stuck in the first place. If your feet do become stuck, avoid taking big lumbering steps to try to get yourself out. Taking a big step forward might unstick one foot, but push your other farther down, making it extremely difficult to completely unstick yourself. 3 Lay back. Sit down and lean back if your feet are stuck fast. Creating a larger "footprint" should free your feet by removing the pressure they create, allowing them to float. When you feel them start to come free, roll to your side away from the quicksand and free of its grip. You'll get dirty, but its the quickest and safest way to free yourself. 4 Take your time. If you're stuck in quicksand, frantic movements will only hurt your cause. Whatever you do, do it slowly. Slow movements will prevent you from agitating the quicksand; vibrations caused by rapid movements can turn otherwise relatively firm ground into more quicksand. More importantly, quicksand can react unpredictably to your movements. If you move slowly, you can more easily stop an adverse reaction and, by doing so, avoid getting yourself stuck deeper. You're going to need to be patient. Depending on how much quicksand is around you, it could take several minutes or even hours to slowly, methodically get yourself out. Getting Out of Deep Quicksand- 1 Relax. Quicksand usually isn't more than a couple feet deep, but if you do happen to come across a particularly deep spot, you could very well sink quite quickly down to your waist or chest. If you panic you can sink further, but if you relax, your body's buoyancy will cause you to float. Breathe deeply. Not only will deep breathing help you remain calm, it will also make you more buoyant. Keep as much air in your lungs as possible. It is impossible to "go under" if your lungs are full of air. 2 Get on your back and "swim." If you sink up to your hips or higher, bend backward. The more you spread out your weight, the harder it will be to sink. Float on your back while you slowly and carefully extricate your legs. Once your legs are free you can inch yourself to safety by using your arms to slowly and smoothly propel yourself backward with your arms in a sweeping motion, as if you were swimming. When you get near the edge of the quicksand, you can roll to hard ground. 3 Use a stick. Carry a walking stick any time you're in quicksand country. As soon as you feel your ankles sink, lay the pole on the surface of the quicksand horizontally behind you. Flop onto your back on top of the pole. After a minute or two, you will achieve balance in the quicksand, and you'll stop sinking. Work the pole towards a new position; move it under your hips. The pole will prevent your hips from sinking, so you can slowly pull one leg free, then the other. Stay flat on your back with your arms and legs fully touching the quicksand and use the pole as a guide. Inch sideways along the pole to firm ground. 4 Take frequent breaks. The work of extracting yourself can be exhausting, so you need to work judiciously, conserving your energy before you become too tired. You do need to move quickly, however, as the pressure of the sand can shut off your blood flow and cause nerve damage, numbing your legs and making it almost impossible to free yourself without help. Contrary to popular movies and television, most quicksand-related fatalities do not occur because you become sucked under, but from exposure or drowning in incoming tides.
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Hypnotic Moving Sculptures by Kinetic Artist Ivan Black
British sculpture artist Ivan Black is an artist with almost two decades of experience in constructing kinetic objects. He has a deep-rooted passion for kinetics and a talent for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. This gift is perfectly illustrated in Nebula Hive, a 1m high x 0.75m wide luminous vortex of kinetic energy that slowly transforms into countless celestial forms, captivating the observer with each twist and turn: this is a traditional chandelier for the 21st century. For the first time, Dubai’s M.A.D.Gallery is presenting a Nebula Hive limited collection of 18 hand-polished and nickel-plated pieces, created by Black through his lighting sculpture brand INK. Between the motion of this spiralling work of art and the light emanating from it, it's very difficult to resist its allure. Light in nature creates the movement of colours. ~ Robert Delaunay Each piece is a labour of love. It underwent countless hours of research and testing and contains more than 2,000 components Black either makes by hand or sources from local British artisans. Each component is machined from solid brass and then hand-polished and nickel-plated prior to assembly. From start to finish, the construction of a Nebula Hive takes approximately 12 weeks. At first glance, Nebula Hive’s design and cutting-edge lighting commands attention: its luminous qualities fill its surroundings with an untouchable aura. Pushing past the scope of pure illumination, the artist uses the power of mathematics and inspiration from naturally occurring shapes to create a twirling masterpiece of light, art and motion. Another dimension of Nebula Hive emerges at nightfall when the layered structure recedes into darkness while the glowing lights perform a spectacle as if it were a distant elliptical galaxy of stars. Whether day or night, moving or immobile, Nebula Hive infiltrates the mind’s eye, stimulating the imagination with its dynamism. For the tech savvy living in a connected home, Nebula Hive connects to a proprietary iOS app to control luminosity, speed, direction, and patterns of rotation with the swipe of a finger. Need to establish a window of time for it to operate independently? No problem: the app is also equipped with a programme-setting function. Music: Spirit Valley by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/neptunes-overtone http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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Deep Ocean: Lost World Of The Pacific Part 1 - David Attenborough Documentary HD
An underwater adventure in search of living fossils. The island of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean sits on the equator, where immediately next to a richly-colored coral reef, a sharp underwater cliff drops down to 1,000 meters. A long-awaited exploration down the little known depths of this tropical sea is finally about to start. NHK has teamed up with eminent marine biologist Mark Erdmann, discoverer of the coelacanth in Indonesia. The spherical transparent submarine, which successfully captured the world’s first moving images of a giant squid in its natural habitat, is used as the team encounters true living fossil species one after another. During their last dive, in the darkest depths of caves in the deep-sea cliff, the crew encounters a huge, unknown exotic fish… Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. For this shoot, the submarine was equipped with a cutting-edge 4K camera, for pristine images. Join the film crew on an exciting adventure into a deep sea never before seen by humans, captured on six cameras shooting multi-angles, creating a breath-taking underwater documentary. Part 1: The Lost World Of The Pacific The same submarine which successfully captured the world’s first moving images of a giant squid in its natural habitat is used for exploring the deep sea cliffs off the coast of New Guinea. The team encounters true living fossil species one after another. Join this exciting deep sea adventure!
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$22 Million Spent On Pentagon UFO Research - Declassified 2017 - New York Times Story
Pentagon Spent $22 Million on a Mysterious UFO Analysis Program - The X-Files are real, y’all. No, seriously, here is some wild news for anyone who, like me, cried at the end of Arrival, or perhaps fears that one day aliens will roll on through planet Earth and absolutely wreck our stuff.The Pentagon quietly ran a $22 million program to study unidentified flying objects from 2008 to 2012 at the behest of former Senator Harry Reid, the New York Times reported on Saturday, after considering numerous accounts of unexplained phenomena that could involve advanced technology developed by foreign governments or even aliens dropping in to spy on our crapsack world. For years, this program had federal contractors scurrying around trying to identify unexplained phenomena like Mulder and Scully instead of developing new and innovative ways to kill people. The unclassified but secretive Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was funded $22 million from 2008 to 2011, with the vast majority of the funding going to Bigelow Airspace. That’s a company conveniently owned by one of Reid’s friends and donors, Robert Bigelow, though the program was also approved by since-deceased (COINCIDENCE?) Senators Ted Stevens and Daniel Inouye. That $22 million enabled contractors to build a low-key Nevada warehouse for what they claimed was unidentified artifacts obtained from UFOs, as well as compile witness accounts: Under Mr. Bigelow’s direction, the company modified buildings in Las Vegas for the storage of metal alloys and other materials that Mr. Elizondo and program contractors said had been recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena. Researchers also studied people who said they had experienced physical effects from encounters with the objects and examined them for any physiological changes. In addition, researchers spoke to military service members who had reported sightings of strange aircraft. Reid has long held an interest in UFOs, and it’s certainly possible the program essentially amounted to good ol’ fashioned D.C. pork barrel spending at the behest of a dude with a weird hobby and a friend he could hook up with a sweet government contract. The feds have launched numerous investigations of UFOs and found very little, including the 1947-1969 Project Blue Book. But according to the Times, Reid later decided AATIP had “made such extraordinary discoveries that he argued for heightened security to protect it,” requesting the deputy defense secretary list it as a “restricted special access program” which would keep its findings in the hands of just a few officials. AATIP analysts claimed compelling evidence the unidentified objects in question used some kind of next-generation propulsion technology and that the U.S. was incapable of defending against them if they turned hostile (yeah, sounds about right). The restricted access designation was denied, though, and the program was eventually canceled to free up its resources as it failed to turn up further leads. Per Politico, even Reid agreed AATIP had reached a dead end—though it did turn up some unnerving incidents. One of the accounts, extensively detailed in the New York Times, involved two F/A-18F Super Hornets dispatched to investigate “mysterious aircraft” detected by the U.S.S. Princeton off the coast of in 2004. The UFOs were detected appearing out of nowhere at an elevation of 80,000 feet, plummeting towards the sea, and then hovering above the water at 20,000 feet. They then shot back into the air or descended below radar range. Per aviation enthusiast site FighterSweep.com, at the time the Princeton’s SPY-1 system was “the most sophisticated and powerful tactical radar on the planet.” The two pilots, Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight, flew so close to the location of the aircraft that their radar signatures couldn’t be separated from the unknown object’s. They then noticed that the sea appeared to be churning before the scene descended into utter fucking madness, per the Times: Hovering 50 feet above the churn was an aircraft of some kind—whitish—that was around 40 feet long and oval in shape. The craft was jumping around erratically, staying over the wave disturbance but not moving in any specific direction, Commander Fravor said. The disturbance looked like frothy waves and foam, as if the water were boiling. When the aircraft approached, Fravor told the paper, “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen” and disappeared, causing him to be “pretty weirded out.” But then something happened that weirded him out even more. When the jets began to retreat to another position 60 miles away, radar showed the object reappeared there in less than a minute.
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Beautiful Village in Italy wants to Pay people to move there ...and Cheap rent
This Italian village was planning to offer $2,175 in cash and $50 rents if you move there, now with so much interest, the mayor is unclear about what they will do..... Has the razza del ratto (rat race) got you down? Is life too febbrile (hectic) where you live? But are you worried you don’t have enough contanti (cash) to live a more peaceful life? Then you might be interested in the Italian hillside village of Bormida, which was planning to offer a payment of €2,000 ($2,175) and rents as low as $50 a month to reverse its declining population. Bormida, located in the mountainous Liguria region – Genoa, about 50 miles away, is the nearest big city – had declined to 390 residents in 2014, when the current mayor, Daniele Galliano, took office, according to the local Il Secolo XIX newspaper. Spurred by visions of a ghost town, Galliano began measures to reverse the decay. Now the population is 394, which may not seem much of a success until you consider that 54 people have either died or moved away against just four births. "Instead of seeing a heavy demographic deficit, the situation is stable thanks to the initiatives of the municipal administration to encourage those who, by necessity or pleasure, wish to live in a small mountain community like ours," Galliano told Il Vostro Giornale, another local publication. But with only four people added, he decided more-enticing measures were needed, hence the subsidies, which also include a $130-a-month rent for larger homes. "We couldn't rent them at market value, so we chose a symbolic number and the requests abounded: the important thing was to repopulate the village," Galliano told Il Secolo XIX. According to Britain’s Guardian newspaper, details of the offer still needed to be settled and approved by the local council, Galliano wrote on his Facebook page. But if the proposal is passed, anyone who moves to Bormida will be given €2,000. You probably won’t be able to spend the money all at once – the “Bor(ing)” in Bormida, which has a population of more than 1,000 in the 1950s, gives a clue as to the pace of its life. According to Cosmopolitan magazine, the village has one main street, four restaurants (hey, this is Italy), a bed and breakfast and a post office that opens only three days a week. Much of the architecture dates back to 1200s. “There is nothing much to do here,” Oddone Giuseppe, manager of one of the restaurants, told the Guardian. “But life is so simple and natural, we have forests, goats, the church, and plenty of good food. Life would definitely be free of stress.” Some people, though, worry that €2,000 won’t go far enough. “Mr. Mayor, I’m available to move and give up the €2,000,” wrote a Facebook user, Amedeo Alloca, on the mayor’s posting, “but I can’t live off air. I have a family with two small children. If you can guarantee a job, even the most humble one, it wouldn’t be a problem.” Maybe they should open another restaurant. Music: There She Is by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/hello-moon http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/
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Deep Ocean: Lost World Of The Pacific Part 2 - David Attenborough Documentary HD
An underwater adventure in search of living fossils. The island of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean sits on the equator, where immediately next to a richly-colored coral reef, a sharp underwater cliff drops down to 1,000 meters. A long-awaited exploration down the little known depths of this tropical sea is finally about to start. NHK has teamed up with eminent marine biologist Mark Erdmann, discoverer of the coelacanth in Indonesia. The spherical transparent submarine, which successfully captured the world’s first moving images of a giant squid in its natural habitat, is used as the team encounters true living fossil species one after another. During their last dive, in the darkest depths of caves in the deep-sea cliff, the crew encounters a huge, unknown exotic fish… Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. For this shoot, the submarine was equipped with a cutting-edge 4K camera, for pristine images. Join the film crew on an exciting adventure into a deep sea never before seen by humans, captured on six cameras shooting multi-angles, creating a breath-taking underwater documentary. Part 2: Lights in the Abyss The NHK team that captured the world’s first footage of a live giant squid in its natural habitat is setting out for another deep-sea adventure. They will give us a look at the amazing life forms with luminous bodies that have survived the harsh, pitch-dark deep sea environment of the Pacific.
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5 Most Amazing Unique Places On Earth
Silfra - the freshwater fissure between the continents. Silfra is a unique phenomenon on this planet.The Silfra Tectonic Fissure is a unique phenomenon on this planet. There are several other freshwater rifts similar to Silfra in Iceland, but Silfra itself is the most beautiful, interesting and easily accessible to recreational divers and snorkelers. The visibility in Silfra exceeds 100m, making it some of the clearest water in the world, and divers and snorkellers dive and float between the American and Eurasian continental plates. There are even places where they can actually touch both continents at the same time. These facts, added to the amazingly beautiful underwater landscape of Silfra, made of lave rock, sand and algae, create a great appeal to the recreational diving and snorkelling community all around the world. Many experienced divers come to Iceland with the specific intention to come dive Silfra and experience this amazing site first hand. Lake Hillier in Western Australia. With its mere 600 meters in length, Lake Hillier is not one that will impress you by its size. Nor will it impress you by its diverse fishes that inhabit it. Lake Hillier delights your eye with its pink color. Moreover, it lies just next to the Pacific Ocean, thus if you watch it from above, the contrast between the mellow pink of the lake and the blue of the ocean is striking. A unique biological wonder, Caño Cristales has been referred as the “river of five colors,” “the river that ran away from paradise,” and “the most beautiful river in the world.” For most of the year, Caño Cristales is indistinguishable from any other river: a bed of rocks covered in dull green mosses are visible below a cool, clear current. However, for a brief period of time every year, the river blossoms in a vibrant explosion of colors. During the short span between the wet and dry seasons, when the water level is just right, a unique species of plant that lines the river floor called Macarenia clavigera turns a brilliant red. It is offset by splotches of yellow and green sand, blue water, and a thousand shades in between. There’s a beach way down in the Maldives that looks like something out of a science-fiction fairy tale. It’s gorgeous, to say the least. Bioluminescent waves in San Diego, Red Tide Blue Waves, Alien footsteps on beach, Red Tide Surfing. The lost world of Socotra, a remote island with plants up to 20 million years old The remote island of Socotra could be straight out of a science-fiction movie. Its native flora is so unique and foreign to the eye that it has been described as the most alien looking place on earth. But this small island, nestled in the Indian Ocean around 250 kilometers off the coast of Somalia, is very real, and is home to around 800 rare species of flora and fauna , including varieties of plants that have existed on earth for more than 20 million years. Music: Halls Of Neptune (Long Version) by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/neptunes-overtone http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/
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Einstein's Theory of Time and Age Manipulation
The case of the travelling twins- In Einstein's special theory of relativity, there is no such thing as "time" in the singular. Time passes differently for different observers, depending on the observers' motion. The prime example is that of the two hypothetical twins: One of them stays at home, on Earth. The other journeys into space in an ultra-fast rocket, nearly as fast as the speed of light, before returning home. Afterwards, when the twins are reunited on Earth, the travelling twin is markedly younger, compared to her stay-at-home sibling. The exact age difference depends on the details of the journey. For example, it could be that, aboard the space-ship, two years of flight-time have passed - on-board clocks and calendars show that two years have elapsed, and both spaceship and travelling twin have aged by exactly that amoung of time. On Earth, however, a whopping 30 years have passed between the spaceship's departure and its return. Just like all other humans on the planet, the twin on Earth has aged by 30 years during that time. Seeing the two (ex?) twins side by side, the difference is striking. So far, so strange, but undoubtedly real. Space-travel with speeds close to that of light may be unfathomably far beyond the reach of current technology. But sending elementary particles on round trips in a particle accelerator at 99.99999 percent of light speed is routine. The result is in precise agreement with the predictions of special relativity - the "inner clock" of such a travelling particle runs much slower than that of a particle of the same species that remains at rest . Turning the tables? The reason the case of the travelling twins is also known as the "twin problem" or even the "twin paradox" is the following. From the point of view of the twin on Earth, one can explain the age difference by appealing to time dilation, a basic concept of special relativity. It involves an observer (more precisely: an inertial observer), for instance an observer that lives on a space station floating through empty space. For such an observer, special relativity predicts the following: For any moving clock, that observer will come to the conclusion that it is running slower than his own. Whether it is a clock on another space station floating past or a clock on an engine-driven rocket, in the time it takes for a second to elapse on the observer's own clocks, less than a second will have elapsed on the moving clock. This slowdown is true not only for clocks, but for everything that happens on the moving space station or in the flying rocket. All processes taking place on these moving objects will appear slowed down for our observer. Characteristically, there are situations where time dilation is mutual. For instance, if there are two observers drifting through space, each on his or her own space station, and if those two space stations are in relative motion, then for each observer, the time in the other space station appears to run slower than for himself. (If that already sounds like a paradox to you, you might want to read the spotlight topic The dialectic of relativity.) With the help of time dilation - often abbreviated to "moving clocks go slower" - one can try to explain what happens to the twins. No wonder the travelling twin ages less! After all, the twin on Earth can invoke time dilation: Moving clocks go slower, and so do the clocks of the moving twin. On these slower-moving clocks - and, by extension, in the whole spaceship - less time passes than on Earth, in other words: when the travelling twin returns, he is younger. No paradox so far. But why can't the travelling twin turn the tables on her sibling? After all, motion is relative. Why can't the twin in the spaceship define herself as being at rest? From that point of view, it would be the Earth that moves away before returning to the spaceship. And if that is so, couldn't the travelling twin apply time dilation ("moving clocks are slower") to everyone who remained on Earth? By that argument, shouldn't it be the humans on Earth that are younger than expected once the twins are reunited? If both twins are on an equal footing, then each one should be allowed to consider herself at rest and invoke time dilation. But in the end, when the twins meet again, only one of them can be right - then, there cannot be any ambiguity: either the one twin is younger, or the other (or, of course, both twins' arguments are wrong, and they have aged exactly the same). A contradiction - a twin paradox?
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Great POV of Fighter Jet Landing on Aircraft Carrier - F/A-18F Super Hornet
Source: Wingnut172n - https://www.youtube.com/user/Wingnut172N Music: Flying Dream by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/road-of-fortunes http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet ...Shows what an F/A-18 Super Hornet can do in the right hands. The naming scheme can be a little confusing, but it’s pretty easy. The F/A-18 is named after its Fighter/Attack role. The 18 is its design number. The A/B and C/D are one/two-seat variations of the Hornet. The E/F variants have been significantly upgraded, enough to earn them the designation ‘Super Hornet.’ And the F/A-18 isn’t named after that ugly bug for nothing. Real hornets are tough as nails. They’re huge, noisy, and perpetually angry. Would you ever mess with a hornet? The United States Navy loves their toughness as well, documenting F/A-18Fs taking ‘direct hits from surface-to-air missiles, recovering successfully, being repaired quickly, and flying again the next day’ during Operation Desert Storm. But hornets are known for something more than being impervious to a flyswatter: They’re built to sting. And they’re not the only ones. Describing the plane as ‘the world’s most advanced high-performance strike fighter,’ it says the Hornet ‘can undertake virtually any combat mission. It provides adverse weather day and night precision weapons delivery.’ Four F/A-18Cs (remember, earlier variants of our beloved Super Hornet) were on a mission to do what hornets do: Punch through enemy air defenses and turn ground assets into scrambled eggs. This wasn’t a training run either- it was the first day of the Gulf War. They were headed straight through Iraqi airspace to bomb an airfield. Before reaching their target, a warning call came in. Two Iraqi MiG-21s were prowling around. The squadron cut a direct intercept route and two downed Iraqis later showed the world that Hornets eat MiGs for breakfast. So how long was it from first warning call to two burning heaps of scrap metal in the sand dunes? Forty seconds. Whatever replaces the Super Hornet has some big shoes to fill.
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FUNNY - Auctioneer/Congressman Billy Long Counters Protester
U.S. Congressman Billy Long broke into an auction chant on Wednesday to drown out a protester who was interrupting a House energy and commerce committee hearing on social media. The protester, later identified as conservative activist Laura Loomer, stood and interrupted the hearing with complaints against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Long, a Republican from Missouri, pretended to auction off a phone, drowning out her arguments as she was escorted out of the room. According to Long's biography on the House of Representatives website, he has been an auctioneer for over 30 years and has been inducted into the Missouri Professional Auctioneers' Hall of Fame. Music: Uncle Festus by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/the-wolf-and-the-river http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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World's Biggest Cave Discovered in Vietnam - Full Documentary
Breathtaking pictures show the world's largest cave in Vietnam which has its own climate and CLOUDS. The spectacular Han Son Doong cave in Vietnam is so gigantic it could fit a 40-storey skyscraper within its walls.Tours are limited to 450 visitors each year in a bid to create a sustainable future for its vast caverns and plant-life With the eerie green glow inside the mystical, echoing cavern, Vietnam's Han Son Doong cave looks like it could be on the edge of the world. The huge cave - large enough to fit a 40-storey skyscraper - is so massive that it has its own climate, and clouds even form inside it. At more than 200m high, 150m wide and 5km long, the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam is so big it has its own river, jungle and climate. Australian photographer John Spies, 59, spent a week photographing the natural wonder of the cave system. "With ceilings towering over 200 metres high in places, the cave is a humbling and belittling experience," said John, who has lived in Thailand since 1977 and runs the Cave Lodge guesthouse It's not a trip for the faint-hearted - it takes a half day trek through a stunning jungle peppered with butterflies and a journey through knee deep rivers to finally get to the entrance of the colossal cave. Adventurous explorers must also pass through the third largest cave in the world, Hang Ev cave - used as a location for the Peter Pan blockbuster.
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Why it's Good to be Selfish - Ayn Rand's Counterintuitive Philosophy: Objectivism
Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Ayn Rand wrote volumes urging people to be selfish. What? Aren’t people already too selfish? Just do whatever you feel like, be a thoughtless jerk, and exploit people to get ahead. Easy, right? Except that acting thoughtlessly and victimizing others, Rand claims, is not in your self-interest. What Rand advocates is an approach to life that’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Selfishness, in her philosophy, means: Follow reason, not whims or faith. Work hard to achieve a life of purpose and productiveness. Earn genuine self-esteem. Pursue your own happiness as your highest moral aim. Prosper by treating others as individuals, trading value for value. At the dawn of our lives, writes Rand, we “seek a noble vision of man’s nature and of life’s potential.” Rand’s philosophy is that vision. Explore it for yourself. Objectivism, a philosophy for living on earth. "I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows." — Ayn Rand, “Brief Summary,” The Objectivist “Money is the root of all evil” Life requires production. Today’s standard of living, with our computers, cell phones and life-saving medicines, far outstrips the wildest dreams of the past. All this wealth had to be created by individuals — and money is what enables production. “Money is your means of survival,” a character in Atlas Shrugged warns. “The verdict you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life.” “Love is Selfless” We love what we personally value and admire. A “selfless love” is a contradiction in terms: it would mean you have no personal stake in the object of your love. The truth is, romantic love is profoundly selfish: it’s a union of mind and body that both people pursue for their own happiness. And it’s profoundly demanding. To quote a famous line from The Fountainhead: “To say ‘I love you’ one must know first how to say the ‘I.’” “You are your brother's keeper” We’re not born, Rand says, with inexplicable duties to serve God or society. We only have one life, and the good is to live it. Learn to pursue your own happiness by discovering the life-promoting values it requires. Think rationally and don’t bow to authority. Join with other people when you have real values in common and go your separate way when you don’t. Don’t try to be your brother’s keeper or to force him to be yours. Live independently.
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World's Largest Solar Powered Boat - First to Circle Globe - MS Tûranor PlanetSolar
Music: Svadhisthana (Original Mix) by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/neptunes-overtone - http://www.dhruvaaliman.com - Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet ...Tûranor PlanetSolar, first boat to circle the globe with solar power. In 2012, ‘planetsolar‘, the fully solar-powered catamaran designed by new zealander craig loomes, took a trip around the world energized exclusively by rays from the sun. this summer, the ship will continue its itinerary by taking part in a campaign to clean up european waters, a project initiated by the waste free oceans foundation that aims to significantly reduce the floating litter in european waters by 2020. starting in may, the boat became a scientific platform as part of the ‘planetsolar deepwater expedition. the project, led by professor and climatologist martin beniston from the university of geneva will retrieve new data and measurements along the gulf stream. the journey will conclude in reykjavik, repeating a transatlantic crossing in an attempt to break the ‘MS tûranor planetsolar’s’ own 26-day speed record. Engineers have effectively optimized the energy collection system and also the aerodynamics. Removable parts allow the vessel to supply a total of 516 m2 flat photovoltaics positioned directly at the sun– sending power to 6 blocks of lithium-ion batteries. In addition, engineers have effectively optimized the energy collection system and also the aerodynamics, with the propulsion and light carbon framework providing a durable structure that will endure the long transatlantic route. equipped with an trawling filtering net/scoop, the boat also can collect up to 8 tons of marine pollution as it sails across the ocean. achieving average speeds of 5 knots ( 9.25 km/h), the 6 meter wide craft generates 127 horsepower (93.5 kW) from the plethora of installed solar panels– providing a maximum of 120kW. Removable parts allow the vessel to supply a total of 516 m2 of flat photovoltaics positioned directly at the sun. The 6 meter wide craft generates 127 horsepower (93.5 kW) from its plethora of installed solar panels.
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Megastructures - INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) - Full Documentary HD
The International Space Station is an orbiting laboratory and construction site that synthesizes the scientific expertise of 16 nations to maintain a permanent human outpost in space. While floating some 240 miles (390 kilometers) above Earth's surface, the space station has hosted a rotating international crew since November 2000. Astronauts and supplies are ferried by the U.S. space shuttles and the Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft. Astronauts who reach the facility aboard one of these missions typically live and work in orbit for about six months. Simply by spending time in orbit, astronauts reveal much more about how humans can live and work in space. Crews have learned the difficulties of diet, in a world in which their sense of taste is decreased, and of getting a good night's sleep while secured to a non-floating object. But the crew is also occupied with a full suite of scientific experiments, the ongoing improvement and construction of the station, and a rigorous regime of physical training. Astronauts must exercise for two hours each day to counteract the detrimental effects of low gravity on the body's skeleton and circulatory system. Ongoing Construction The station has been under construction since November of 1998. In that year the first piece of its structure, the Zarya Control Module, was launched into orbit with a Russian Proton rocket. In 2008, the two-billion-dollar science lab Columbus was added to the station, increasing the structure to eight rooms. The floating facility's design features a series of cylinder modules attached to a larger truss of a dozen segments. The Zarya Module is mainly used for storage and external fuel tanks, while the Zvezda Service Module houses the crew's living quarters and the station's many life-supporting systems. The space station is powered by solar panels and cooled by loops that radiate heat away from the modules. The station's Destiny laboratory functions as a unique floating facility for tests of materials, technologies, and much more. The Columbus lab was designed to house experiments in life sciences, fluid physics, and other fields. Docking ports allow the station to be visited by a growing variety of spacecraft, and the Quest Airlock enables access for the frequent spacewalks essential to the facility's continuing construction. Canadarm2 is another important feature of the space station. This Canadian-built apparatus is a large, remote-controlled space arm that functions as a crane and can be utilized for a wide variety of tasks. The International Space Station may be completed by the end of this decade. When construction is finished, six crew members will be able to live and work in a space larger than a typical five-bedroom house.
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TOP 10 Best Maldives Resorts 2017 ~ Majestic Islands ~ HD Video
Music: Svadisthana (Dance Mix) by Dhruva Aliman - https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/hello-moon ...The most romantic hotels in the Maldives including the best for over water villas, private plunge pools, open-air cinemas, Michelin-starred restaurants, beachfront dining and spectacular diving facilities. ------Soneva Fushi hotel, Maldives ------The motto here is “no news, no shoes” and, true to their word, guests’ footwear is confiscated on the traditional dhoni boat transfer from Malé. The 65 villas made from natural materials are sandwiched between jungle and beach. Fun extras include an open-air cinema on the beach, planetarium, treetop yoga, a Mr or Mrs Friday (aka personal butler) assigned to each villa. There's an excellent choice of dining options, including Mihiree Mitha, which serves wonderfully fresh sushi, and By The Beach, for Korean-inspired cuisine by candlelight, both supplied by the island’s vegetable and herb gardens. Cocoa Island by COMO Maafushi, Maldives This little slice of tropical heaven offers a total escape from everyday life. One of the smallest, most stylish resorts in the Indian Ocean has just 33 thatched villas inspired by dhonis with large, secluded decks for lounging on or slipping into the lagoon. Holistic, Asian-inspired treatments are offered in the COMO Shambhala Retreat, which has an open-air yoga pavilion and four treatments rooms, including one for couples. There’s a main restaurant, Ufaa, but guests tend to hide away in their villa or opt for private dining on the beach. Cheval Blanc Randheli hotel, Noonu, Maldives Cheval Blanc Randheli is a 40-minute ride from Malé on the resort’s private seaplane and has a touch of old-school glamour about it. There are 45 villas, some on a private man-made island, some overwater with a private jetty and infinity pool and lots of sumptuous extras including complimentary massages to relieve jet-lag, toiletries created exclusively for the resort by Dior, and four restaurants overseen by Yannick Alléno, three-Michelin-starred chef. A Guerlain spa on its own island got the Royal seal of approval – the resort is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to check in on their first holiday sans George. The Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Maldives The more remote of the Four Seasons’ two Maldives properties lies in the Baa Atoll and has 102 thatched sunrise or sunset beach and water villas edging the large lagoon. Known for its fantastic service, treats here include castaway picnics on deserted islands, tantric massages for two to awaken “kundalini energy” and dining on a private platform in the middle of a lagoon. There’s also the chance to visit virgin dive sites and uninhabited islands aboard luxury liveaboard The Four Seasons Explorer, a sleek three-deck catamaran. The land-based villas feel the most authentic and private. Mirihi Island Resort Mandhoo, Maldives An island retreat without the bravado associated with many of the extravagant new Maldivian resorts, Mirihi maintains a focus on its beautiful surroundings and prides itself on having one of the most fascinating house reefs in the Maldives – expect to see reef sharks, manta rays and green turtles. Opt for a water villa and the positioning is impressive. The shower room has full slide-away doors, opening up views to a vast expanse of Indian Ocean, and a private outdoor deck with direct access to the sea. here are four restaurants; each embodies a different ambience, yet taste and presentation prevail thanks to zealous head-chef, Felix. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Maldives Despite being situated 30 minute sea plane ride from Male, the resort feels wonderfully remote. There are long stretches of sandy beach where, even in high season, you might not glimpse anybody else. For diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, large coral reefs full of glittering fish are just a short boat ride away. Each villa has been carefully designed for maximum privacy, with thoughtful touches such as candles in the bathroom. There is a wide range of activities on offer, from pedalo excursions to honeymooners’ favorite 'The Sandbar Picnic' – a day-trip on a yacht, with a drop-off on a deserted island where you can enjoy a romantic meal on the beach. Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives Vittaveli is a 20-minute motorized catamaran ride from Male’s airport island. There is an eclectic mix of architectural styles throughout the resort - most striking is the modernist Samsara restaurant with its dramatically angled roof and glass walls. The standard beach villas are spacious, with a generous bathroom area that extends to an open-air shower, l-shaped swimming pool and a small private garden with day bed and swing. Romantics can retreat to one of the seven humongous ocean suites that are accessible only by boat. Facilities on the island include an Asian-inspired spa, yoga classes, a gym, and an excellent water-sports center that makes good use of a thriving house reef.
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Denzel Washington Blasts the Media on Dishonesty and "Fake News"
He was at the center of a fake news story, but Denzel Washington says it's the mainstream media that's selling "BS." ..."If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do read it, you're misinformed," Washington, the star and director behind the new film "Fences," told ITK at the Wednesday premiere inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture. "Fences," based on an award-winning play of the same name, also features Viola Davis and centers on the life of a black family in 1950s Pittsburgh. It is set to be released on Christmas. Washington was the subject of a phony story earlier this year that falsely claimed he was switching his support of then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to GOP White House hopeful Donald Trump. One of the effects of "too much information," the 61-year-old Oscar winner says, is "the need to be first, not even to be true anymore." "So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth," Washington exclaimed to the pack of reporters gathered on the red carpet. "In our society, now it's just first — who cares, get it out there. We don't care who it hurts. We don't care who we destroy. We don't care if it's true," Washington continued. "Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you'll get good at — including BS."
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The Master of Weather Prediction - Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn Says Climate Change is Junk Science
On Dec. 27, 2010 - Piers Corbyn predicted Europe's winter of discontent. Astrophysicist and meteorologist, Piers Corbyn, has a prediction success rate of roughly 85%...better than any of the "man made" climate change activists and proponents in the field of climate science. He obtained a first-class honours degree in physics at Imperial College London....He's not your everyday weatherman: the conspicuously displayed photocopy of a check for £2,291 hanging on the wall. Unique among meteorologists, Corbyn bets on his forecasts. Unusual among bettors of any stripe, he wins regularly. The check on the wall is a payout from London bookmaker William Hill on one of their monthly bets. It is said book makers will not take his bets any longer for fear of losing. Corbyn is well known for his opposition to the idea of anthropogenic global warming. On his website http://www.weatheraction.com/ he writes about his views, which include the idea the that the world is experiencing cooling. He says proponents of "man made "climate change theory are using "junk" science and that their theory is "rubbish".
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Future Fire Truck Concept - Great Animation
Is the Fire Truck of the Future this Wild Gyroscopic Vehicle? Concept by DAHIR INSAAT original links ​https://www.youtube.com/user/dahirsem/videos ....The year is 2037. A skyscraper is in flames. A fire truck speeds to put out the fire, but traffic is at a standstill. Big problem, right? Not for this wonderfully imaginative design for the fire truck of tomorrow, which can elevate above traffic and glide between cars on wheels supported by a pair of gyroscopic columns. And that doesn’t even get us to the huge drone waiting to be deployed when the fire truck reaches the blaze. The design is the work of Russian engineer and inventor Dahir Semenov, also known as Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich. He has a long track record of imaginative, occasionally terrifying visions of future technology. This fire truck is one of his most intriguing and benign designs, and it’s part of a larger bunch of ideas for gyroscopic vehicles. “We also used a gyro wagon to design a fire engine, which allows for quick access anywhere in the city, regardless of road conditions,” says the explanatory video, included below. “If there are traffic jams, the car just rises over the traffic on telescopic legs and moves between the rows of cars.” Whether the truck would actually work is an open question, considering this is strictly at the concept stage. The video does point out there’s about a century’s worth of vehicles using gyroscope technology, even if none have really caught on in a major way. “On arrival at the fire site, a 20-engine drone connected to the car with a power cord pulls out of the car and soars up high,” says the video. “The drone has more than enough power to go up to the fire location, along with necessary firefighting equipment, along with water hoses and special cannons shooting capsules with fire-extinguishing powder. Besides, the drone can use the walkway to take on board and evacuate up to five victims, if necessary.”“On arrival at the fire site, a 20-engine drone connected to the car with a power cord pulls out of the car and soars up high,” says the video. “The drone has more than enough power to go up to the fire location, along with necessary firefighting equipment, along with water hoses and special cannons shooting capsules with fire-extinguishing powder. Besides, the drone can use the walkway to take on board and evacuate up to five victims, if necessary.” If nothing else, this design is a good reminder that the future might be equal parts unfamiliar, scary, and inspiring — but let’s also make sure we keep the future weird. This fire truck is doing its part.If nothing else, this design is a good reminder that the future might be equal parts unfamiliar, scary, and inspiring — but let’s also make sure we keep the future weird. This fire truck is doing its part. Music: Valley of Death by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/road-of-fortunes http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/
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The History of Earth - Full Documentary HD
n the very beginning of earth's history, this planet was a giant, red hot, roiling, boiling sea of molten rock - a magma ocean. The heat had been generated by the repeated high speed collisions of much smaller bodies of space rocks that continually clumped together as they collided to form this planet. As the collisions tapered off the earth began to cool, forming a thin crust on its surface. As the cooling continued, water vapor began to escape and condense in the earth's early atmosphere. Clouds formed and storms raged, raining more and more water down on the primitive earth, cooling the surface further until it was flooded with water, forming the seas. It is theorized that the true age of the earth is about 4.6 billion years old, formed at about the same time as the rest of our solar system. The oldest rocks geologists have been able to find are 3.9 billion years old. Using radiometric dating methods to determine the age of rocks means scientists have to rely on when the rock was initially formed (as in - when its internal minerals first cooled). In the infancy of our home planet the entire earth was molten rock - a magma ocean. Since we can only measure as far back in time as we had solid rock on this planet, we are limited in how we can measure the real age of the earth. Due to the forces of plate tectonics, our planet is also a very dynamic one; new mountains forming, old ones wearing down, volcanoes melting and reshaping new crust. The continual changing and reshaping of the earth's surface that involves the melting down and reconstructing of old rock has pretty much eliminated most of the original rocks that came with earth when it was newly formed. So the age is a theoretical age. When Did Life on Earth Begin? Scientists are still trying to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of earth: When did "life" first appear and how did it happen? It is estimated that the first life forms on earth were primitive, one-celled creatures that appeared about 3 billion years ago. That's pretty much all there was for about the next two billion years. Then suddenly those single celled organisms began to evolve into multicellular organisms. Then an unprecedented profusion of life in incredibly complex forms began to fill the oceans. Some crawled from the seas and took residence on land, perhaps to escape predators in the ocean. A cascading chain of new and increasingly differentiated forms of life appeared all over the planet, only to be virtually annihilated by an unexplained mass extinction. It would be the first of several mass extinctions in Earth's history. Scientists have been looking increasingly to space to explain these mass extinctions that have been happening almost like clockwork since the beginning of "living" time. Perhaps we've been getting periodically belted by more space rocks (ie. asteroids), or the collision of neutron stars happening too close for comfort? Each time a mass extinction occurred, life found a way to come back from the brink. Life has tenaciously clung to this small blue planet for the last three billion years. Scientists are finding new cues as to how life first began on earth in some really interesting places - the deep ocean.
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Amazing Footage of the Microscopic World - Strange Creatures
Nikon’s Small World Competition - Recognizing Excellence in Photography - through the Microscope. The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines. A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation. The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Truly international in scope, entries have been received from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Winners have included both professionals and hobbyists. The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques. Entries submitted to Nikon are then judged by an independent panel of experts who are recognized authorities in the area of photomicrography and photography. These entries are judged on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact. Music: Catch the Fairy (1st Try Mix) by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/snooper http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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Trump Supporters Invite #BlackLivesMatter Protesters on Stage at MOAR Rally
Pro-Trump ‘Mother of All Rallies’ Speaker Allows #BlackLivesMatter Protesters to Speak on Stage. Hawk Newsome, the president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, received an impromptu invitation to speak on stage at a pro-Trump rally. This is a portion of Newsome's remarks. BLM and Trump Supporters Shatter ‘Divided America’ Narrative. When a group of BLM activists showed up to the pro-Trump “Mother of All Rallies” (MOAR) Saturday, they expected to stand in a very militant way, but instead they were invited onstage to speak about their movement and come together as Americans.
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New Device Removes Blood Clots Much More Efficiently - MegaVac
Capture Vascular technology is distinguishable from current thrombectomy devices as it does not rely on inefficient clot fragmentation as most current devices do. Instead this system provides ‘en bloc’ thrombus removal with both mechanical traction and vacuum aspiration, essentially functioning as an atraumatic “endovascular Fogarty technique” with added vacuum aspiration. The Capture Vascular Advantage More efficient clot removal: Arresting of blood flow allows for a more focused aspiration because blood is not getting in the way of aspirating the clot. Existing technologies aspirate a large amount of blood along with the clot, making them very inefficient. Less expensive than other mechanical thrombectomy devices: The MegaVac System does not require hospitals to invest in capital equipment control units. Less expensive total procedural costs than simple aspiration thrombectomy catheters: More efficient clot removal translates into time savings, fewer auxiliary catheters, and ultimately cost savings. SafeSeal™ Technology: The occlusion is performed with Capture’s proprietary and patented SafeSeal™ Technology which harnesses the patient’s own blood pressure to create the seal, and not excessive outward radial pressure present with balloon occlusion devices. Complete clot removal: The MegaVac System is the only technology that combines aspiration and retraction of clots. Employing an “endovascular Fogarty technique” plus vacuum aspiration with a large mouth funnel, more clot is removed since the clot is being removed with two different methods at the same time. Prevents/limits distal embolization: The ability to occlude flow proximal to the clot results in arresting of blood flow. Most current devices remove some clot, and once blood flow is restored, much of the remaining clot is simply washed downstream. Since the MegaVac System occludes flow, clot fragments and debris cannot travel downstream. No other thrombectomy technology provides this feature. Self-centering: Prevents catheter opening from sucking up against the vessel wall. Current technologies employ an end-hole/side-hole design that can easily become occluded by the vessel wall once aspiration starts. Ability to deliver other devices: Once thrombectomy is performed, the MegaVac can be left in place and other devices can be delivered through the MegaVac. This enables the physician to aspirate and prevent distal embolization at any point during the procedure. Anchoring capability: Once deployed, the MegaVac acts as an anchor within the vessel, providing additional support and positional stability for advancing guidewires and other devices, which is very important in certain difficult cases. Music: Snooper (103 bpm) by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/snooper http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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Decoding the Secret Patterns of Nature - Fibonacci Ratio & Pi - Full Documentary
NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour -- a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio transmissions to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson and the successful landing of rovers on Mars. But where does math get its power? Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists and engineers, follows math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the ultimate riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery? Humankind's clever trick or the language of the universe? Whether we think we're good with numbers or not, we all use math in our daily lives. The Great Math Mystery sheds fascinating light on how math works in our brains and ponders the ultimate mystery of why it works so well when decoding the universe.
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Scary EARTHQUAKE Footage Compilation From Around The World
Music: The Takeover by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/road-of-fortunes Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet ....5 Most Devastating Earthquakes- 5. Sicily, Italy. On January 11, 1693, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 and maximum intensity of XI or ‘extreme’ had struck the parts of Sicily, Calabria, and Matta in southern Italy. Considered the most powerful in Italian history, it destroyed at least 70 towns and cities causing the death of 60,000 people. It was also followed by a tsunami that hit the Ionian Sea and the Straits of Messina, wiping out two-thirds of the entire population of Catania. 4 Rudbar, Iran This disastrous event happened on June 21, 1990 and caused widespread damage within 100 kilometers of the epicenter’s radius near the city of Rashi, and about 200 kilometer northwest of Tehran. It destroyed 700 villages across the cities of Rudbar, Manjiil, and Lushan and cost $200,000,000 in damages, including 40,000 fatalities, 60,000 injured and 500,000 people homeless. 3 Izmit, Turkey This was a 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck northern Turkey on August 17, 1990, which lasted for only 3.7 seconds. The city of Izmit was very badly damaged and had a death toll of 17,127 and 43, 959 injured though other sources suggested that the actual figure for fatalities may be closer to 45,000 with a similar number of injured. Another report from September 1999 showed that the earthquake had destroyed 120,000 poorly-engineered houses, heavily damaged 50,000 houses; caused 2,000 buildings to collapse while 4,000 other buildings left severely damaged, and made more than 300,000 people homeless. 2 Nankaido, Japan This 8.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred on September 20, 1498, off the coast of Nankia, Japan triggered a large tsunami, which cost the lives of between 26,000 and 31,000 people. It caused severe shaking that reached the Boso Peninsula and also caused a tsunami in the Suruga Bay, which destroyed the building that housed the statue of the Great Buddha at Kotuku-in. 1 Nepal Earthquake (between Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara) A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara on Saturday April 25, 2015 with what has been described as a force equaling that of 20 thermonuclear weapons. The devastation claimed the lives of at least 5,000 people while injuring 10,000 more with authorities warning that casualty numbers could rise. The devastating quake also destroyed major monuments such as the Dharahara tower, temples and world heritage sites near Kathmandu. 20 Largest Earthquakes in the World 1. 9.5 Bio-Bio, Chile Valdivia Earthquake 1960-05-22 2. 9.2 Southern Alaska 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, Prince William Sound Earthquake, Good Friday Earthquake 1964-03-28 3. 9.1 Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra Sumatra-Andaman Islands Earthquake, 2004 Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami, Indian Ocean Earthquake 4. 9.1 Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan Tohoku Earthquake 5. 9.0 Off the East Coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Kamchatka, Russia 1952-11-04 6. 8.8 Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile Maule Earthquake 7. 8.8 Near the Coast of Ecuador 1906 Ecuador–Colombia Earthquake 1906-01-31 8. 8.7 Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Rat Islands Earthquake 1965-02-04 9. 8.6 Eastern Xizang-India border region Assam, Tibet 1950-08-15 10. 8.6 off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra 2012-04-11 11. 8.6 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Nias Earthquake 2005-03-28 12. 8.6 Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1957-03-09 13. 8.6 South of Alaska Unimak Island Earthquake, Alaska 1946-04-01 14. 8.5 Banda Sea 1938-02-01 15. 8.5 Atacama, Chile Chile-Argentina Border 1922-11-11 16. 8.5 Kuril Islands 1963-10-13 17. 8.4 Near the East Coast of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Kamchatka, Russia 1923-02-03 18. 8.4 Southern Sumatra, Indonesia 2007-09-12 19. 8.4 Near the Coast of Southern Peru Arequipa, Peru Earthquake 2001-06-23 20. 8.4 Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan Sanriku, Japan 1933-03-02
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Advanced Cataract Replacement Lens Allows Far and Near Focus - Technis Symfony IOL
The TECNIS Symfony® IOL mitigates the effects of presbyopia so you can empower your patients to see clearly across the full range of vision. Delivering excellent uncorrected visual acuity (VA) at all distances, the TECNIS Symfony® IOL allows your patients to see clearly across a full range of vision. Rather than splitting light into distinct focal points, the TECNIS Symfony® IOL elongates focus, resulting in an increased depth of field. This empowers you to deliver a full range of continuous vision while maintaining high image contrast. ENHANCED FUNCTIONALITY Deliver the visual quality that allows your patients with and without astigmatism to see clearly in any lighting condition. High-quality distance vision in the presence of astigmatism Pupil-independent performance enables optimal performance in any lighting condition Low overall spectacle wear The TECNIS Symfony® IOL delivers 20/20 or better vision through 1.5 D of astigmatism. 85% of patients wear glasses none or a little bit of the time. By combining a unique diffractive pattern with achromatic technology, the TECNIS Symfony® IOL delivers outstanding visual acuity over a continuous range of distances while maintaining high contrast performance. Proprietary relief profile elongates focus Proprietary achromatic technology corrects chromatic aberration and enhances image contrast LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY Unlike another leading IOL, TECNIS® IOL material is not associated with glistenings which can inhibit your patients’ vision. Glistenings cause light scatter, which can result in a reduction in image contrast.
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How Long To Fall Through Earth's Center & Come Out The Other Side
How long would it take to fall down a hole in the Earth and reach the other side of the planet? Even less time than previously thought, a scientist reveals. A scenario often presented to introductory physics classes is that of a "gravity tunnel" — a tube drilled from one side of the Earth to the other through the planet's center. The answer taught for nearly a half-century for how long a fall through such a hole would take was about 42 minutes and 12 seconds. The solution to this problem depends on the strength of Earth's gravitational pull, which in turn is based on its mass. As one falls through the planet, there is less mass beneath whoever is making the descent over time, so the force of the gravity experienced would lessen as one approached Earth's center. Still, assuming no air resistance, the momentum from the fall could sling one all the way to the surface on the other side. Anyone making the fall would have to make sure to get away from the exit hole as soon as they flew out of it, or else they could drop in again, hurtling back and forth inside the gravity tunnel, like a weight swinging at the end of a pendulum. "I guess you can imagine it like a waterslide that takes about 40 minutes to fall through that takes you to speeds over 8 kilometers per second (17,895 mph)," said physicist Alexander Klotz at McGill University in Montreal. "Halfway through the ride, gravity would switch directions and you'd go from right-side up to upside down. You'd have to grab onto the other end or else you'd fall back down the way you came. If the waterslide was made of glass, it would be like zooming through a sea of lava." Still, at least one major unrealistic assumption dogged this calculation ever since it was first made in 1966. Ignoring for a moment how drilling a hole about 7,918 miles (12,742 kilometers) long through the Earth is virtually impossible, the problem with the 42-minute solution was that it assumed the planet was uniform in density throughout like a marble. Now, using a more realistic model of the Earth, Klotz finds the fall would take only about 38 minutes and 11 seconds, about 4 minutes faster than thought. Klotz based his calculations on the internal structure of the planet as determined from seismic data. While the Earth's crust has a density less than about 187 lbs. per cubic foot (3 grams per cubic centimeter), Earth's center has a density of about 811 lbs. per cubic foot (13 grams per cubic centimeter). The density of the planet does not rise in a straightforward manner the farther down one goes — there is a sharp 50 percent increase in density at the boundary of the planet's mantle and its outer core about 1,800 miles (2,900 km) below Earth's surface. The physicist assumed there was no air resistance in the gravity tunnel. "In my opinion, if you have the technology to dig such a tunnel, you have the technology to suck the air out," Klotz said. Surprisingly, Klotz found that he calculated almost the identical answer if he assumed the strength of Earth's gravitational pull was uniform throughout the planet and equal to its value on the surface. This assumption works because Earth's gravity "only changes by, like, 10 percent as you go deeper — first stronger, then weaker — for like the first 3,000 kilometers (1,865 miles)," Klotz said. "So if you start falling and picking up speed, by the time you reach a region in which gravity is significantly different from its surface value, you are going so fast that you spend very little time in this region." Don't expect anyone to test these calculations with a real tunnel through Earth anytime soon. "The Soviets tried digging as deep a hole as they could from 1970 to 1989 and only got 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) deep, about 0.1 percent of the way through the Earth," Klotz said. Klotz detailed his findings in the March issue of the American Journal of Physics. Music: 7 In Touch by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/neptunes-overtone http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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Biggest Submarine In U.S. Navy - USS Pennsylvania
The Largest Submarine in the U.S. Navy - USS Pennsylvania is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1989. The Ohio class is a class of nuclear powered submarines used by the United States Navy. The Navy has 18 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and guided missile submarines. The Ohio class of nuclear-powered submarines is the sole class of ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) currently in service with the United States Navy. Fourteen of the eighteen boats are SSBNs, which, along with U.S. Air Force strategic bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles, constitute the nuclear-deterrent triad of the U.S. The remaining four have been converted from their initial roles as SSBNs to cruise missile submarines (SSGNs). The Ohio-class boats, each displacing 18,750 tons submerged, are the third largest submarines in the world, behind the 48,000-ton Typhoon class and 24,000-ton Borei class of the Russian Navy. The Ohio class replaced the Benjamin Franklin- and Lafayette-class SSBNs. The lead submarine of this class is the USS Ohio. The 14 Trident II SSBNs together carry about half of U.S. active strategic thermonuclear warheads. Although the Trident missiles have no preset targets when the submarines go on patrol, they can be given targets quickly, from the United States Strategic Command based in Nebraska, using secure and constant radio communications links, including very low frequency systems. All the Ohio-class submarines, except for USS Henry M. Jackson, are named for U.S. states, which U.S. Navy tradition had previously reserved for battleships and cruisers. The Ohio-class boats are the largest submarines ever built for the U.S. Navy. Two Russian Navy classes have larger total displacements: the Soviet-designed Typhoon-class submarines have more than twice the total displacement, and Russia's Borei-class submarines have roughly 25% greater displacement, but the Ohio-class boats carry more missiles than either: 24 Trident missiles apiece, versus 16 by the Borei class (20 by the Borei II) and 20 by the Typhoon class.
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The Real Caribbean Pirates - Full History Documentary
True Caribbean Pirates is a documentary is a History Channel documentary that tells the true story about pirates of the Caribbean such as Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, Anne Bonny and Black Bart Roberts. Larger than life, more dangerous than legend - pirates and buccaneers set sail for plunder. True Caribbean Pirates recreates the rise of piracy in the Caribbean and its climactic, inevitable downfall. True Caribbean Pirates captures the events and tales of piracy that were said to take place in the Caribbean during the time when Christopher Columbus made his landing in the West Indies during 1492. Within this time, the land of the Caribbean had attracted the attention of many but was dominated by Spain; as they mined plenty of riches and gold out of the region. This drew attention to the land and disruptions arose- creating chaos in the new world. Regions such as Holland, England and France all began to send privateers into the land so they could establish a presence. In the days of pirates and treasures, privateering was used to fight battles and disrupt the Spanish without having to pay for real navy within the Caribbean. Privateers were known to disrupt commerce and take part in the disruption of the enemies warships to protect trade against raiders. Sir Henry Morgan was one of the most famous privateers to cross the Caribbean land was known for his ruthless acts against Spanish colonies and was successful through his ways to bring down them down through his brutal acts. The privateer turned pirate was most notorious for his two most famous attacks on Porto Bello and Panama. Porto Bello was targeted by Morgan due to it being the third most relevant Spanish city in regards to its saturation of warehouses that stored the riches discovered by Spanish colonies. Morgan and his men then went to capture Panama where they were much more capable of destruction compared to the opposing Spanish attackers. Sir Henry Morgan died unlike many other pirates- dying from what may have been tuberculosis and was buried at Palisadoes cemetery. Blackbeard earned his stripes by attacking Spanish ships during the Spanish Succession and to withhold the stolen goods which transformed him into an experienced sea robber, allowing him to join a group of Caribbean Pirates. Many stories have been retold time and time again about Blackbeard’s capturing ships with hostages and bribing them with their lives in turn for favors to benefit his conquests. The fearful pirate in 1718, eventually took an offer of a pardon by the Governor of South Carolina and retired to the isle of Ocracoke an outer island off the coast of North Carolina.He indulged in a bit of smuggling but was ultimately lured to his death in 1719 by 2 British Navy Ships. Lieutenant Robert Maynard set a trap for the supposedly reformed pirate by having both ships anchored off shore in rough seas, making the 2 seemingly distressed boats appear almost empty by pretending most of the crew had died. Blackbeard fell for it and saw only an easy target and not a trap, taking only a few men with him on board. He swaggered on board and was ambushed, refusing to go down easily. According to the logs of Lieutenant Maynard and his commanding officer Captain Gordon, Blackbeard took over 24 cuts from the sword after seemingly fighting for hours. Both men were impressed with his bravery and resilience but in the end it did Blackbeard no favor. After eventually killing him during the vigorous battle, Lieutenant Maynard then decapitated the infamous pirate and strung his head up the mast. "Calico" Jack Rackham was a pirate who conducted his operations in the Bahamas and Cuba. Rackham was not as successful in his missions as the previous two pirates mentioned and was mostly known for his relations with the two female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, who served under his command. This pirate’s most successful prize, Kingston, did not remain long in his power and therefore had left the pirate with little to be proud of. Jack’s legacy would not have been much had it not been for Bonny and Read. He was brought to his death after him and his crew were captured in Jamaica, tried and hung on November 28, 1720. "Black Bart" Roberts was a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and 1722. He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy (as measured by vessels captured), taking over 400 prizes in his career. He was originally the third mate on the slave ship Princess when it was captured by pirates off West Africa in 1719, and Roberts and several other of the crew of the Princess were forced to join the pirate crew. After the captain was killed in an ambush on the island of Principe, Roberts was elected as the new captain. After avenging the previous captain by ransacking Principe, he sailed for Brazil in 1719 and later to the Caribbean. After sailing beck to the African coast, he was finally killed in action off Cape Lopez in 1722.
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Pulled Over Student Passes Cop's Drunk Driving Test By Juggling
A University of Central Arkansas junior pulled over by police proved his sobriety by juggling... And it was all caught on UCA Police dash and body cameras. Blayk Puckett said he was driving home from the library on campus late Friday night. He said he was driving slow because he knew he had a brake light out. But despite efforts to avoid police, the junior with the license plate 'JUGGLER,' was pulled over. Sgt. Keith McKay with UCA Police was one of two to pull Puckett over. "A lot of times, especially around a college campus later in the night, the driving gets slower, especially if they almost hit a curb once, it's a typical indication they might be impaired," said Sgt. McKay. Police asked him to step out of the car, they showed him his brake light, talked with him, and quickly found out he wasn't drinking. But to further prove the point, Puckett grabbed his clubs out of his car, and juggled for the pair of officers. "It's just more fun when you can juggle and have more fun with the officers than a standard traffic stop that's boring and scary," said Puckett. Puckett was not given a ticket, but was given another chance to show Sgt. McKay his magic and juggling skills on campus Monday.
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Drones for Emergency Rescues of Humans
European emergency services are being trained on how to use consumer drones in rescue operations and emergencies, including chemical spills, car accidents and widespread fires. Ireland's Donegal Mountain Rescue Team has been using advanced drone software to help coordinate search and rescue missions in remote areas, while the Greater Copenhagen Fire Department in Denmark will be taught how to use drones to combat fires, chemical accidents and pile ups in both urban and over-water conditions. The Phantom and Inspire drones have been supplied by Chinese hobby drone company and market leader DJI in a partnership with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), providing pilot teams with the sophisticated technology. The partnership could be extended across other organisations in Europe following the EENA's annual conference this week. How drones can save lives Romeo Durscher, DJI's director of education, said drones were improving the future of human responses to dangerous situations without further endangering lives. "Drones are transforming the way first response and civil protection missions operate by not only helping commanders make faster, smarter and better informed decisions, but also by providing first responders with more detailed information from an aerial perspective," he said. "The technology is easy to deploy and can be used in dangerous situations without risking pilots' lives. This ultimately saves lives and property." Earlier this year it was reported more than a quarter of the 43 police forces in England and Wales were considering using drones in high risk operations and to trace burglary suspects. Steve Barry, the Association of Chief Police Officers' lead on drones, said they were likely to become a common sight and used in a wide range of criminal investigations. "If someone breaks into your shed and then makes off, and there are dozens of back sheds he might be hiding in ... drones could be the perfect solution. They would be quicker than dogs," he said. Tokyo's police force introduced an elite fleet of interceptor drones designed to chase and catch suspicious-looking drones in nets flying over sensitive locations amid concerns for the prime minister's safety late last year. Riot police will control the camera-equipped interceptor drones to chase after private drones they feel may be spying on buildings, including the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's office, and ensnare them in large nets before returning to the ground. Those controlling the force drone will first warn the suspicious drone's operator to cease the flight, before pursuing them. UK retailers saw sales of consumer drones rise 24 per cent over Christmas 2015. Music: SOS by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/what-must-be http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/
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Shapeshifting Transformer OWL  ...Strange Creature Defense Mechanism
This is an amazing video of an owl shapeshifting in order to intimidate it's enemy. Watch as it transforms its body in the presents of the other owl. The Southern White Faced Scops Owl is small, only about 20cm tall and is noted for its very small orange eyes and non-camouflaging white stomach feathers. This small owl is a rare sight in the wild, but not endangered. Like all owls it has thick feathers and their actual bodies are not that big so they can change sizes by puffing up or flattening down their feathers, and the owl is among the most adept in controlling this technique. Song: From Scales To Feathers (Thirsty Lizard Mix) by Dhruva Aliman http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/the-wolf-and-the-river Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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Amazing Microscopic Images of Marijuana ~ Cannabis Up Close
Of all the cannabis books available in North America, “Cannabis: Marijuana under the Microscope ” by Ted Kinsman is far and away the most unique. Cannabis: Marijuana Under the Microscope. “I really love microscopes. I have a dozen microscopes at home and one huge scanning electron microscope (SEM) about the size of a small car. It lives in the living room. I also have three SEMs at work. I teach SEM at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. In the past I have done a lot of science photography for TV shows: bullets for ‘CSI,’ worms for the ‘X-Files’ and a thousand projects in between. Years ago, I stumbled across a book that was just SEM images of a honeybee. I thought, ‘What a great project!’ So, I kept looking for a subject that regular people would find interesting and used pictures from a microscope.” -Ted Kinsman In a flooded market of how-to-grow books, bud porn archives and canna-cultural explorations, The book presents marijuana as it’s never been seen before — through an electron microscope to get up close and personal with leaves, seeds, pollen and trichomes. Kinsman is currently an assistant professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Prior to joining the school’s Photographic Sciences Department, he worked as an optical engineer, a physicist and a physics instructor. His work has appeared in numerous television series and is one of the few active high-speed photographers able to shoot pictures at times less than one-millionth of a second. About the Artist, Ted Kinsman Rochester Institute of Technology School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Assistant Professor Ted Kinsman is one of the few active high-speed photographers able to photograph at times less than 1/1,000,000th of a second. That is faster than a speeding bullet. Recently, Kinsman’s work has expanded to the x-ray region of the spectrum where he continues to explore imagery for books and magazines. His work has appeared on The Discovery Channel, Crime Scene Investigations (CSI), The X-Files, South Park, The Tyra Banks Show, ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS and the British Broadcast Corporation. Recently, he did work on The Frozen Planet series, and James Cameron’s Avatar movie. Color-enhanced Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a marijuana (Cannabis sativa) plant leaf, showing glandular cells, called trichomes. These are capitate trichomes that have stalks, visible only through a microscope. They secrete a resin containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active component of cannabis when used as a drug. The spherical cells at the top of the trichomes are 60 um in diameter. Music: Dream Walking (Emerald Mix) by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/the-wolf-and-the-river http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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Black Slave Owner and Breeder in South Carolina ~ The Interesting Story of William Ellison
https://www.facebook.com/hiddencolumbia/videos /10150197461001481/ ....William Ellison was one of the wealthiest men in the South as well as being a black, former slave. He owned cotton gins, plantations, and 68 slaves. And from accounts of the time, he wasn't very nice...At the peak of slavery in the United States, large numbers of free Negroes owned black slaves; in fact, in numbers disproportionate to their representation in society at large. In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Some 8 million of them lived in the slaveholding states. The census also determined that there were fewer than 385,000 individuals who owned slaves. Even if all slaveholders had been white, that would amount to only 1.4 percent of whites in the country (or 4.8 % of southern whites owning one or more slaves, however, around 30% for free blacks owned slaves). In the rare instances when the ownership of slaves by free Negroes is acknowledged in the history books, justiJcation centers on the claim that black slave masters were simply individuals who purchased the freedom of a spouse or child from a white slaveholder and had been unable to legally manumit them. Although this did indeed happen at times, it is a misrepresentation of the majority of instances, one which is debunked by records of the period on blacks who owned slaves. These include individuals such as Justus Angel and Mistress L. Horry, of Colleton District, South Carolina, who each owned 84 slaves in 1830. In fact, in 1830 a fourth of the free Negro slave masters in South Carolina owned 10 or more slaves; eight owning 30 or more.
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Secrets of the Knights Templar - Full Documentary
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), commonly known as the Knights Templar, the Order of Solomon's Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers) or simply as Templars, were among the wealthiest and most powerful of the Western Christian military orders and were prominent actors in Christian finance. The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle Ages. Officially endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church around 1129, the Order became a favored charity throughout Christendom and grew rapidly in membership and power. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. Non-combatant members of the Order managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom, innovating financial techniques that were an early form of banking, and building fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land. The Templars' existence was tied closely to the Crusades; when the Holy Land was lost, support for the Order faded. Rumors about the Templars' secret initiation ceremony created distrust, and King Philip IV of France, deeply in debt to the Order, took advantage of the situation. In 1307, many of the Order's members in France were arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and then burned at the stake. Under pressure from King Philip, Pope Clement V disbanded the Order in 1312. The abrupt disappearance of a major part of the European infrastructure gave rise to speculation and legends, which have kept the "Templar" name alive into the modern day. After the First Crusade captured Jerusalem in 1099, many Christians made pilgrimages to various Holy Places in the Holy Land. However, though the city of Jerusalem was under relatively secure control, the rest of Outremer was not. Bandits and marauding highwaymen preyed upon pilgrims who were routinely slaughtered, sometimes by the hundreds, as they attempted to make the journey from the coastline at Jaffa into the interior of the Holy Land. In 1119, the French knight Hugues de Payens approached King Baldwin II of Jerusalem and Warmund, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and proposed creating a monastic order for the protection of these pilgrims. King Baldwin and Patriarch Warmund agreed to the request, probably at the Council of Nablus in January 1120, and the king granted the Templars a headquarters in a wing of the royal palace on the Temple Mount in the captured Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Temple Mount had a mystique because it was above what was believed to be the ruins of the Temple of Solomon. The Crusaders therefore referred to the Al Aqsa Mosque as Solomon's Temple, and from this location the new Order took the name of Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, or "Templar" knights. The Order, with about nine knights including Godfrey de Saint-Omer and André de Montbard, had few financial resources and relied on donations to survive. Their emblem was of two knights riding on a single horse, emphasizing the Order's poverty. The impoverished status of the Templars did not last long. They had a powerful advocate in Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a leading Church figure, the French abbot primarily responsible for the founding of the Cistercian Order of monks and a nephew of André de Montbard, one of the founding knights. Bernard put his weight behind them and wrote persuasively on their behalf in the letter 'In Praise of the New Knighthood', and in 1129, at the Council of Troyes, he led a group of leading churchmen to officially approve and endorse the Order on behalf of the Church. With this formal blessing, the Templars became a favored charity throughout Christendom, receiving money, land, businesses, and noble-born sons from families who were eager to help with the fight in the Holy Land. Another major benefit came in 1139, when Pope Innocent II's papal bull Omne Datum Optimum exempted the Order from obedience to local laws. This ruling meant that the Templars could pass freely through all borders, were not required to pay any taxes, and were exempt from all authority except that of the pope. With its clear mission and ample resources, the Order grew rapidly. Templars were often the advance shock troops in key battles of the Crusades, as the heavily armored knights on their warhorses would set out to charge at the enemy, ahead of the main army bodies, in an attempt to break opposition lines. One of their most famous victories was in 1177 during the Battle of Montgisard, where some 500 Templar knights helped several thousand infantry to defeat Saladin's army of more than 26,000 soldiers.
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Amazing Flying Boat - Future of Sea Travel
The AirFish 8 (AF8) is an 8-10 seater WIG Craft with a 17m x 15m footprint. It is designed to be operated by 2 crew and carrying capacity for 6-8 passengers in standard civilian transport configuration. It is powered by a powerful yet compact V8 car engine that runs on 95 Octane automotive-grade unleaded gasolines. Airfish 8 is designed and built to adhere to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines. Safe and Comfortable Fast and Fuel Efficient Environmentally Friendly Minimum Infrastructure to Operate Fitted with the engine of a race car -- specifically a 7-litre V8 engine -- and resembling the look of a sleek seaplane, the Airfish 8 is in fact classified as a merchant ship. Based in Singapore, the company behind it, Wigetworks, hopes to change the way people travel and offer a whole host of other uses with this innovative craft. For Sim Wong Hoo, a shareholder of Wigetworks and Founder of Creative Technology, the goal is to “transform, or revolutionize the high-speed maritime transport industry.” Hovering about 2-6 metres above water and with the capability to reach top speed of 180 km/hr -- 2 to 3 times faster than ferries -- the Airfish 8 doesn’t require a jetty or runway to dock since it lands on water. This means that island-exploration becomes all the more easier as the craft can reach areas where ferries and boats would be unable to. Explaining the possibilities to explore the thousands of islands in Indonesia, Philippines, Polynesia and the Caribbean amongst others, Sim shares that the craft, which currently sits up to 8 passengers, will no doubt offer a better alternative for travel to these countries and “open up many hitherto unexplored frontiers.” Using technology first started by the Russians in 1960, the Airfish 8 itself is based on a German prototype and is the world’s first to be registered as a merchant ship with the Singapore Registry of Shipping. Utilizing the Wing-In-Ground (WIG) effect, the craft essentially flies close to the water surface while supported by a field of high-pressure air beneath its wings and above the water surface. This creates the impression that it's simply gliding above a cushion of air. Travelling above the water surface also means there’s no hydrodynamic drag, making the craft much more fuel-efficient. According to Sim, take off and landing is relatively swift and effortless when the water is flat, but it can get a little rough when the waves are high. However, that only lasts for about 30-45 seconds, and once airborne, the ride would be smooth and easy regardless of the waves below. Besides the obvious island-hopping, Sim also explains how the craft could prove beneficial in other areas such as crew transfer from base to off-shore oil platforms, paramilitary applications for coast guards and marine police, oil spill recovery, transportation of cargoes, goods, and fresh seafood, as well as other military applications. “WIGs fill in a very nice niche in that it travels at the speed of seaplanes and helicopters, in a far safer manner, at a cost that is not much more - probably around the same as a high-speed boat,” said Sim. Currently in the trial phase, the Airfish 8 is slated to be operational by the second half of 2018. As for future plans, the team at Wigetworks intends to lower costs in order to appeal to mid-range resorts for transfers, as well as to explore hybridization, autonomization and create bigger, safer and more efficient crafts that fit up to 20-40 passengers. Till then, it could do you no wrong to start planning trips to some of the unexplored islands in the region. Music: SOS by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/what-must-be http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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Seedballs - Great Solution to Deforestation - Regrowing Trees
Seedballs are a form of direct seeding, where the seeds are coated within a ball of clay or other materials such as biochar and then spread by various means. They are mostly used in reforestation, but can also be used to improve pasture, establish mixed improved fallows, wind breaks, wood lots, for biochar or charcoal production, etc. Thanks to Teddy Kinyanjui of Kenya Seedballs for kindly supplying most of these photos. Teddy is the son of Dr. Maxwell Kinyanjui who invented the popular Jiko stove (a fuel-efficient cooker which reduces fuel wood collection and deforestation, and produces biochar). Teddy and his sisters have continued their father’s legacy. Environmental degradation can be due to many causes, including prolonged and repeated droughts, fuel wood collection, and poorly managed livestock grazing for example, all of which reduces the vegetation cover and exposes the soil. These problems may then be exacerbated by heavy flooding rains which can cause massive erosion gullies and the loss of precious top soil. The end result may be that natural vegetation and previously productive agricultural land turns into dongas and dust bowls. (donga is a South African name for an erosion gully). Charcoal production is a major cause of deforestation in Kenya (and elsewhere in Africa) and the Kenyan government has recently banned the sale of charcoal. This may seem like a good thing, but around 80% or more of Kenyans use charcoal for basic cooking and heating, and alternatives need to be found, or charcoal needs to come from legitimate and sustainable sources. One possibility would be to use Zai holes and arborloos (see the “Arborloo” page on this site) to grow fast-growing plants such as Sesbania sesban (in wetter climates and soils), bamboos, and possibly Acacia holosericea, Acacia torulosa, or similar, (in drier climates/soils). Perhaps the Kenyan government could subsidise legitimate and sustainable wood and charcoal production in Zai holes and arborloos. In the mean time, people will probably simply adapt and clandestinely barter charcoal. Seedballs have great potential for reforestation around the world, following the example set by the Kenyans. "One seedball has the potential to grow another million trees because if it becomes a mother tree in one area that's been over-exploited and very degraded, it will start re-seeding some of these places," says Teddy, co-founder of Seedballs Kenya. Music: Space Camper by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/what-must-be http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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Racist Cupcakes! - Affirmative Action Bake Sale - Classic John Stossel
"This week, I held a bake sale -- a racist bake sale." John Stossel says, "I stood in midtown Manhattan shouting, "Cupcakes for sale." My price list read: Asians -- $1.50 Whites -- $1.00 Blacks/Latinos -- 50 cents"... The pricing goes according to skin tone. A lot like college admissions. Of course, that didn’t go over too well with the public. Notice how this outrage is seemingly non-existent in cases where condescending, racist “help” is actually present. For example, Affirmative Action is A-OK when it comes to college entry. But using race to jack up the prices for globs of sugar? Not so much… This is a rudimentary example, sure. But Stossel still manages to drive the point home. And as it turns out, the education system doesn’t work all too differently from this meager bake sale. There are plenty of scholarships and grants available to “people of color,” so long as it’s the right color. For instance, Latinos and blacks. Meanwhile Asians? They get punished for being super studious and a bit too olive toned. REAL RACISM: Asian-Americans Denied College Admissions for Being Too Smart?! Colleges are supposed to be filled with a rainbow of leftist numpties, not scholarly Asians. Alas, all is fair in “equality.” After all, those diversity quotas aren’t going to fill themselves.
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Hidden Universe - Dark Matter - Full Documentary HD
In the 20th century, telescopes advanced greatly in size, with apertures of optical scopes expanding from just five feet to over 30, and radio dishes growing from 30 feet across to 1,000. Discoveries kept pace: We have mapped the Milky Way with its 100 billion stars, for instance, and now accept that the universe has billions of galaxies, many anchored by a supermassive black hole at the center. But to address some of the most pressing cosmological questions today—what is dark matter? dark energy? is there life elsewhere?—space scientists agree that we need much bigger and much better eyes on the sky. NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe. What began as a curiosity—two spectacle lenses held a foot apart—ultimately revolutionized human thought across science, philosophy, and religion. "Hunting the Edge of Space" takes viewers on a global adventure of discovery, dramatizing the innovations in technology and the achievements in science that have marked the rich history of the telescope.
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10 Inventions Now Saving Planet Earth
10 amazing innovations making the world a better place. 1. This bin collects garbage from the sea. Seabin has a pump that creates a flow of water. The garbage is caught in a bag, allowing water to flow out back to sea. 2. This machine crushes beer bottles into usable sand. 200 grams of powder form each bottle is recycled to preserve beaches. 3. SaltWater Brewery created edible packaging to save sea life. The six-pack rings are made of barley and wheat. Sea life can eat the rings safely. 4. AIR-INK can turn air pollution into ink. it collects carbon soot from a car's exhaust. Then it is processed into a high-quality black ink. 5. These edible water blobs are biodegradable. The capsule is made from a seaweed extract. A greener solution to creating waste-free packaging. 6. This "Ocean Cleanup" machine has a giant floating pipe to capture plastic. The pipe moves with the waves and has floating anchors. The plastic is a; gathered in the center for a boat to remove. 7. Avani's biodegradable bags are saving sea life and reducing ocean pollution. They are made from cassava root and natural starches. Making them harmless for animal consumption. 8. This machine recycles tires. They are turned into rubber crumb for artificial grass. 9. Aquaponics combines fish farming and hydroponics. As the fish eat and grow they produce waste. The wastewater is given to plants as a fertilizer. The plants absorb the nutrients in the water and they are returned to the fish tanks. A natural process to growing food. 10. HomeBiogas 2.0 turns food scraps into cooking gas. The gas flows from the system directly to the kitchen stove. It can be fed up to six liters of waste and digest almost anything. HomeBiogas can also create fertilizer that goes back into soil. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai Music: The Inventor by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/king-neptunes-travelling-merchants-and-their-adventures-in-and-beyond-the-sea http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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Funny Dogs Saying NO!
Hilarious Compilation of Dogs that ain't havin it! When the answer is not “yes”... Music: Doggy (Spacey Pooch Mix) by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/the-wolf-and-the-river http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/ Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XiFCr9iBKE6Cupltgnlet
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