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    – The Wyss Institute is based on the idea that we’ve uncovered enough about how nature builds that we can now leverage biological principles to develop new engineering innovations. But we’re not just a research institute. We’re a translation institute, and we’ve set up and developed a very novel structure that not only allows us to come up with discoveries, but to de-risk them technically, commercially to create a path towards commercialization that will lead to startups or licensing agreements in the near term. – There’s a candy store of technologies, but you find great technologies in a lot of places, let’s be honest about it. But when people in…

  • 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…

  • CyberArk Securing The Cloud Environment
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    CyberArk Securing The Cloud Environment

    When our customers expand their solution to the cloud our recommendation is to take a look at the privileged accounts and what’s involved in managing and protecting privileged accounts across their cloud environment. Not only the infrastructure as a service this includes also the software as a service, the platform as a service and also the hybrid cloud and the internal cloud and private cloud. When choosing cloud computing for your environment there are actually new attack vectors. The first one is the cloud administrators. Administrator cloud console, you have access to thousands of systems which means that the potential damage you can make is enormous. Cloud introduces a lot…

  • I want to survive, survival in the forest, episode 3
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    I want to survive, survival in the forest, episode 3

    A next day Need to find food around here The trap doesn’t work Wild animals are so sensitive A rotten tree Maybe the wood worms are eating inside An adult worm And these are young worms We can eat raw if needed but it is when we can’t make fire or when we are very hungry Wood worms are greasy and rich in energy Really delicious There is the rodent’s hole here It’s too deep to dig Cannot eat Rattan fruits are totally eatable Sweet and acrid taste The seed is really big Fortunately, it’s time for them to ripe A little bit acrid

  • This Scottish forest is a playground, a factory and a home for wildlife | Pioneers for Our Planet
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    This Scottish forest is a playground, a factory and a home for wildlife | Pioneers for Our Planet

    What I’d like my legacy to be is for my daughters to understand that a forest is not a place that either needs to be left untouched or that is a place where people just take out trees and wreck it. I would like them to walk into a forest and know that it is their habitat that is a part of their world and part of their lifecycle too. Craigvinean’s one of the best examples I can think of, of a well-managed forest that works for both the environment, people and economic value of timber. I think it’s important to remember that plantation forestry has a very important role…

  • Environmental STEM: Real World Science
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    Environmental STEM: Real World Science

    We had an opportunity to bring students in from the Jones Academy as part of their summer program and work with Dr. Garey Fox and his Research Experience for Undergraduates program that he has during the summer. And it was just really an opportunity for them to demonstrate what they’ve learned over a ten week period. It makes me really happy to see people in high school already knowing they’re really engaged by STEM topics because it’s not always promoted as well as it could be I think. The Jones Academy is owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. They’re located in Hartshorne Oklahoma and only those students…

  • Upgrade from the assembly line – the ecological procedure
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    Upgrade from the assembly line – the ecological procedure

    However, the machines can do much more. They have a high level of productivity and are yet to unlock their full performance potential. Our next feature also starts with a number: 40 percent. This is the extent to which the environmental impact of construction measures can be reduced if works are performed on-track in assembly-line method instead of off-track. A work site north-west of Hamburg shows this. Reduced level of noise, less nitrogen oxides, fine particles and greenhouse gas emissions – this work site was an ecological milestone. The extensive life cycle assessment shows that on-track renewal is up to 40 percent more ecological and, consequently, more sustainable than off-track…

  • We built the Home of the Future with Grant Imahara
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    We built the Home of the Future with Grant Imahara

    (upbeat music) – The home of the future. It’s been a dream for decades but can we build one right here in Austin, Texas. The Verge and Curbed have partnered to bring this dream of the home of the future to life. I’m Grant Imahara and our goal is to construct a house that combines cutting edge technology with innovative design. We wanna see if some of the latest smart home systems and high-efficiency design can create a more secure and convenient environment. and actually improve our daily living. How do we build this Home Of The Future? Well, it all begins in the factory. (eeeeing of grinder) In east…