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Feb
21
Vlog #23- Social Media

In which the Nerdwriter makes a few veiled suggestions. I've started putting the scripts for these vlogs on my tumblr, here: http://thenerdwriter.tumblr.com. TWITTER: http://bit.ly/vZcu9m FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/tgicvo


Feb
21
The Power Of Social Media During Natural Disasters

Outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat have become life-saving tools in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. First responders have been able to use information from social media to help distribute relief to areas in need of emergency assistance. Read the story: https://www.fastcompany.com/video/the-power-of-social-media-during-natural-disasters/bsHV1IG2 Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FastCompany Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FastCompany Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/fastcompany


Feb
20
Takeout Creates a Lot of Trash. It Doesn't Have To

Our single-use items aren't helping the fight against climate change but there are easy hacks to reduce and reuse. Climate Lab is produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives that contribute to climate change and the groundbreaking work being done to fight back. Featuring conversations with experts, scientists, thought leaders and activists, the series demystifies topics like nuclear power, food waste and online shopping to make them more approachable and actionable for those who want to do their part. Sanjayan is an alum of UC Santa Cruz, a Visiting Researcher at UCLA and the CEO of Conservation International. ...


Feb
20
Enter This 700-Year-Old Temple of Colors

The heart-stopping, brightly colored Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in southern India wasn't built just to catch the eye. It is also one of the largest Hindu houses of worship. The complex is dedicated to the Hindu God of Ranganatha, a reclining form of the deity Vishnu. In total, it has more than six miles of walls and 100 buildings. Its temples are adorned with pyramid-shaped towers and made from sandstone, soapstone or granite. Explore this remarkable site that dates back nearly 700 years. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV V...


Feb
19
Wearable Weather | That's Amazing

Be it the gentle patter of a misty morning drizzle or the din of a deluging downpour, we all know the sight, the sound, even the smell, of rain. Dutch artist Aliki van der Kruijis felt the beauty behind rain should be celebrated and documented, so she developed a method of "pluviography" -- drawing with rain -- to imprint raindrops onto wearable textiles. Her hope is that people will begin to see rain's beauty via her artwork. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. ...


Feb
19
Bill Nye Answers Science Questions From Twitter

Bill Nye uses the power of Twitter to answer some common science questions. Check out Bill's new show on Netflix "Bill Nye Saves The World" premiering April 21st! Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ?? http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. Bill Nye Answers Science Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED


Feb
18
Top 5 Latest Insane Technologies!

Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/9FS8uF My video explaining A.I. : https://youtu.be/kWmX3pd1f10 Become a Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/ColdFusion_TV Hi, welcome to ColdFusion (formerly known as ColdfusTion). Experience the cutting edge of the world around us in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Sources: http://www.foldscope.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foldscope https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/276738145/foldscope-the-origami-paper-microscope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3AdXLNZh_I http://sachi.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/research/interaction/radarcat-exploits-googles-soli-radar-sensor-for-object-and-material-recognition/ http://gizmodo.com/students-hacked-a-chip-to-give-your-smartphone-a-sense-1787446499 http://news.mit.edu/2016/co...


Feb
18
Why It's Almost Impossible to Run a Two-Hour Marathon

Three of the world's finest distance runners are about to attempt one of the greatest feats of athleticism in history: a sub two-hour marathon. To do it, the athletes will need to maintain an average pace of at least 13.1 miles per hour. So, we timed how long WIRED staffers could run at that speed. Needless to say, we didn't last long. Here's why only a handful of people in the world could ever come close to a two-hour marathon. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ?? http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. Why It's Almost Impossible to Run a Two-Hour Marathon | WIRED


Feb
17
Self Compassion

It’s all too easy to be extremely tough on ourselves; we need – at points – to get better at self-compassion. Here is an exercise in how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/dJJMFS FURTHER READING “When we fail and mess up in our lives (perhaps a project at work goes wrong or a relationship ends), our moods are at risk of heading towards two extremes: self-pity on the one hand, where it is exclusively everyone else’s fault and we bathe in a sense of our innocence and purity. And on the other, self-flagellation, where we blame only ourselves, tear ourselves apart and constantly replay evidence of our waywardness and sheer stupidity...” You can re...


Feb
17
What It's Like to Lead Gaming's Greatest Team

Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson is a competitive gamer whose parents came to the U.S. from Jamaica. He grew up in New York City, running from arcade to arcade with his friends. In 2003, the group formed a network called ‘Empire Arcadia’ and they have since become gaming champions. Now in his mid-30s, TriForce goes face-to-face with his triumphs and failures. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com Great Big Story is a video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out am...


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