• Career choice & Worldly happiness
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    Career choice & Worldly happiness

    CAREER CHOICE AND WORLDLY HAPPINESS Padanamaskaram Swamiji! I am Bharath from Amrita School of Engineering. My question is related to Pravrutti. Swamiji, I am going to finish MTech in two months and I have to find a Job. It has always been my desire to work in Aerospace Industry. By your grace I have confidence in myself that I will be able to become good engineer. But the problem is I don’t want to work for that industry anymore. Actually I have lost my desire to work as an engineer itself because nowadays engineering is mostly used for increasing the comforts for humans which leads to unsustainable world. I believe…

  • Spacesuits & Extreme Environment Gear
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    Spacesuits & Extreme Environment Gear

    This video is sponsored by CuriosityStream. Get access to my streaming video service, Nebula, when you sign up for CuriosityStream using the link in the description. They say you need to “dress for success”. This applies particularly well to working in space, where you and your spacesuit become one symbiotic entity. Today we’ll be looking at spacesuits and extreme environment suits, along with the improvements we’d like to make to them and the challenges we’d face in doing so. When you think about it, the historical driving force behind functional clothing is the need to protect ourselves to weather severe environments and deadly hazards—and to look good while doing so…

  • The Science Behind Climate Change (Documentary)
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    The Science Behind Climate Change (Documentary)

    What is global warming? How did it start? How will it continue? What will happen to humanity? Will one day we’ll be gone due to our own ignorance? Global Warming is the continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth’s climate system Through the sudden use of factories, gas consuming cars and and other ambitions from fossil fuels the Earth’s temperature has rapidly increased since the beginning of the industrial age Global warming is a natural event but is being majorly contributed to by humans today, the quality of the atmosphere has been irreversibly depleted over time and if nothing is done about it, the Earth will ultimately swelter Americans…

  • Scientists Just Broke a Quantum Record; What Happens Next?
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    Scientists Just Broke a Quantum Record; What Happens Next?

    One of the reasons quantum mechanics is hard to get your head around is because it’s just so friggin’ weird. Things at the quantum level behave completely counterintuitively, compared to what we’re used to out here on the macro-scale. Recently, though, scientists have announced possibly the largest objects yet observed being governed by quantum physics. Macroscale objects doing quantum things sounds absurd; at least, Erwin Schrödinger thought so. That’s what Schrödinger’s cat is all about. The famous thought experiment says that if a cat is in a box with an atom that has a 50-50 chance of decaying and setting off a Rube Goldberg murder machine, then, according to one…

  • Is it Wrong to Fly?  – Glad You Asked S1 (E6)
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    Is it Wrong to Fly? – Glad You Asked S1 (E6)

    This is me in China in 1996, on a trip to see where my family came from.That trip was the first time that I rode in an airplane,and the first time that I got stuck in an airport.We’ve been waiting here for 9 hours now! Air travel is one of the great privileges of living in this century. And the number of air passengers is expected to double in the next 20 years. There’s just one problem. Aviation runs on oil, which contributes to global climate change.And there’s not a good alternative yet.So individual consumers were left wonderingabout their own responsibility.These blankets represent arctic sea ice. Alex: How many polar…

  • The problem of light pollution — and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it | Kelsey Johnson
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    The problem of light pollution — and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it | Kelsey Johnson

    Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz Unless you’ve spent quality time on the International Space Station, this is probably not a view you are super familiar with. This is the east coast of the United States. That’s New York down there in the lower right, and it’s a band of light all the way up through Washington DC. Those cities are shining like jewels, highways are traced by webs of light. And all of that light is super photogenic. But there’s a problem. That light is meant to be illuminating our sidewalks, and our streets and our houses. Instead, it’s actually going up into the sky and out into the…

  • How Close Are We to Mining in Space?
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    How Close Are We to Mining in Space?

    Some say humanity’s future as a space-faring species is just around the corner. But realistically, how are we going to get there? The answer is asteroids. These seemingly unimpressive lumps of rock could actually be the intergalactic pit stops for exploring the universe. They have the potential to become cosmic gas stations and the building blocks for habitats on Mars; to change how we navigate through space, and even to revolutionize Earthly engineering and economies. But their potential remains untapped. – We call the asteroids the stepping stones to the solar system. And we live in the age where humanity will make the leap into space. So how close are…

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    What If the Earth Stopped Spinning Right Now

    We’ve always been fascinated by what would become of Earth and us if something disastrous happened. Have you wondered about it as well? Well, that’s why Hollywood makes so many movies about the end of the world. We at Bright Side decided to find out what would happen if Earth suddenly stopped spinning (it’s really slowing down, by the way!). Let’s have a look at the incredible consequences that might follow one day. 1. All objects would fly east at high speed with their own momentum. We don’t notice the huge speed at which the Earth is spinning. But if it stopped, says Sten Odenwald from NASA, everything on its…

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    What If We Move the Earth to a New Orbit

    Okay listen up. I hate to break it to you, but the Earth’s orbit isn’t a circle, but an oval-shaped ellipse. And the length of the day is actually not 24 but 23.93 hours. Precise enough for you? Ha. We, humans, take these facts for granted. But what if one day, we had to move the entire planet to a completely new orbit and change the existing order? Before we figure out if there’s any way to push our planet out of its orbit, let’s find out WHY we might need to do so! Here, I don’t want to sugarcoat it: our doomsday is approaching. Even if the planet doesn’t…