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Nasa Gives You An Excuse to Post a Selfie on Earth Day

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April 22, 2014
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NASA is inviting all social media users to take a selfie of themselves alongside nature and to post it to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, or Google Plus with the hashtag #globalselfie. NASA's goal is to crowd-source a collection of snapshots of the earth, ground-up, that will be used to create one "unique mosaic of the Blue Marble." This image will be available to all in May. Since this is probably one of the few times posting a selfie to Twitter won't be embarrassing, we suggest you give it a go for a good cause. Video provided by TheStreet


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In the Studio: Prof. Danijel Schorlemmer, Seismologist

In the Studio: Prof. Danijel Schorlemmer, Seismologist

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 21, 2011) — Prof. Schorlemmer from the German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ, in Potsdam is an expert in the area of earthquake forecasting.DW-TV: Japan is a society that has played a pioneering role in a wide number of technologies -- including of course earthquake warning systems. But even then, people have just five seconds after the warning comes to brace themselves. Cutting straight to the chase, thousands of detection stations around the world, international networks, decades of research -- why can't we predict earthquakes yet? Danijel Schorlemmer: Well, even though we have thousands of stations, we have a big problem. We only measure the signals on the earth’s surface. Unlike in meteorology, where you can measure all the values you’re interested in, like humidity, wind-speed and so on in 3-D, we only see the earth’s surface. We cannot make measurements in the earth, which would be very important to understand what’s going on. And we’re also lacking a precursor phenomenon, a
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Low Carbon Building: How to Regreen a Polluted City

Low Carbon Building: How to Regreen a Polluted City

FORA.tv (July 23, 2013) — Dwell on Design - LA Convention Center Join ASID executive vice president and chief executive officer Randy Fiser as he talks all things ASID. This session will cover everything you want to know about getting involved with ASID and leveraging it to your professional benefit. You will learn about the many resources available to you whether you are a new member, longstanding member or considering membership. In addition, you will find out how ASID benefits the designer and the client, how you can realize the full potential of membership, and where ASID is helping shape the future of design. We'll answer your questions on where to start in getting to know about - and becoming involved in-ASID. Widely recognized as the voice of the design industry, ASID and its success depends on your participation and input. Members and non-members should attend this session.
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Climate Change Boosts Conflict Risk, Floods, Hunger: UN Report

Climate Change Boosts Conflict Risk, Floods, Hunger: UN Report

AFP (Mar. 31, 2014) — Ignorance is "no longer a good excuse" says a UN panel in a landmark report on climate change -- but critics call the findings a 'missed opportunity". Duration: 00:56 Video provided by AFP
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Mass Extinction Looks Like a GMO Field in Iowa

Mass Extinction Looks Like a GMO Field in Iowa

FORA.tv (Aug. 19, 2013) — Mass Extinction Looks Like a GMO Field in Iowa The Long Now Foundation - Our planet gets up to no end of apocalyptic-like tricks over time---periods when it is nearly all ice, all melting ice, all desert, all sea water, all molten lava, and civilizations come and go, sometimes for geological or climate reasons. The planet has samples of all of those conditions that can be visited right now, but no one in their right mind goes there. Craig Childs goes there. One of the world's great intrepid travelers and story-tellers, he finds the places on Earth that are most geologically or climatically dangerous and hangs out, observing closely, giving personal as well as scientific perspective. Through him, we experience "a field guide to the everending Earth."
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