[Weekend Watch List] Suntem praf de stele, dar asta nu scuză nimic

[Weekend Watch List] Suntem praf de stele, dar asta nu scuză nimic

Asa cum au spus mai intai filosofii, poetii si fizicienii - intr-o ordine nu foarte clar stabilita - asa cum ingana cantecele si asa cum ne place sa ne gandim la noi insine, cand celelalte autosugestii au fost ingropate de realitate, suntem praf de stele. Sau stele moarte. Dar vinerea trecuta, astrofiziciana Katie Mack a simtit nevoia sa explice mai exact cum sunt oamenii praf de stele si ca asta nici macar nu e cel mai uimitor lucru dintre toate. 

Si dupa toate aceste fapte inaltatoare, cu ajutorul carora ne zambim in oglinda, ramane intrebarea: cum pot lasa aceste fiinte uimitoare, facute din materia Big Bang-ului, atata gunoi in urma lor? 


Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits — sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think.


A Tour of the Universe' - Dr Katie Mack, 'Women in Physics' lecture

Astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack (University of Melbourne) spoke at Knox Grammar School for the 'Women in Physics' Lecture on 28 July 2017. In this easy to understand lecture, Katie explains complex topics such as black holes, dark matter, dark energy and the 'heat death of the universe'.

We're All Stardust -- And Why That Should Make You Feel Awesome | Dr. Natalie Hinkel | TEDxNashville

According to Planetary Astrophysicist Dr. Natalie Hinkel, exploring outer space makes us realize all of the possibilities for galaxies, stars, planets -- even life. The basic elements created within stars, or the raw ingredients required for life on Earth, needed to be present at exactly the right times in order for humans to exist -- which is pretty empowering, when you think about it.



We Are Dead Stars | Michelle Thaller | TEDxBaltimore

While the saying “we are stardust” seems poetic but vague, it is literally true. The atoms of your body were created in the cores of stars billions of years ago. We should use this knowledge to draw closer to each other and share the joy and fear of our brief existence.


Neil DeGrasse Tyson- We're not special

How To Fit Two Years Of Trash In A Mason Jar | shift | msnbc

When people learn Lauren Singer has kept two years worth of her trash in a single mason jar, they only want to know how she disposes of condoms and feminine hygiene products. So what does she do with her unmentionables?


In Switzerland you have to pay to throw away trash

The price of waste. 



Inside The Monumental Effort To Rid The World's Oceans From Plastic: VICE on HBO | Full Episode

Plastic in the world's oceans is reaching epidemic proportions -- it's estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, or eight million tonnes of plastic every year.


These two surfers are changing the fate of the ocean



Genius invention cleans trash from Baltimore’s harbor

This genius invention helps clean all the trash from Baltimore’s harbor 



This machine’s job is to clean beaches

This machine is keeping beaches clean all over the world.



Ecobricks show how plastic trash can be transformed into a productive resource

One man’s trash can be turned into another’s building blocks.



Fungus: The Plastic of the Future

In this episode of Upgrade, Motherboard dives head first into the R+D world surrounding the development of fungi as a viable replacement for plastic, and the people who hope it can lead to a better and more sustainable future.


Ocean Trash: 5.25 Trillion Pieces and Counting

So much trash in the ocean! We can do better.



Scientists discovered an enzyme that eats plastic waste

 It breaks down a plastic bottle in just a few days. 



Floating parks

In this European city, plastic waste collected from the rivers is used to create green, floating parks.



The Magnetic Wand That Cleans Oil Spills: Upgrade

Oil spills are an unavoidable part of our future on this planet. Until we no longer have to rely on the messy stuff, we will still have to pump oil and ship it around the world, and drilling and shipping inevitably means spills.


Machine Swims Through Water To Collect Waste

This aquadrone swims through the water to collect waste.



Giant Pipes Remove Plastic From The Ocean

These giant floating pipes could remove thousands of tons of ocean pollution.



Sweden's recycling program is so good they ran out of trash 



The Green Wall - Educational Vertical Garden Bottle System Project

The Green Wall Vertical Garden Bottle System is an educational project designed to promote sustainability awareness.


Super sponge cleans up oil spills

Scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory invented a reusable super sponge to fix clean oil spills.



Amazing filtration straw allows people to drink clean water from even the most polluted rivers

 This straw makes it possible to drink clean water no matter where you are.



China's Ionic Smog-Sucking Vacuum: Upgrade

China is in the midst of a massive industrial and economic revolution which has required large expenditures of energy.


Chinese scientists have invented solar panels that can generate power at night

 Harnessing the power of rain. Learn more about Chinese investment in renewables



 Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Loved Ones Into Trees



6 Eco-Friendly Modern Burials

These modern burials are out of this world.



Biodegradable leaf plates

Disposable plates don't come much greener.



Kaffeform Creates Reusable Coffee Cups From Coffee Grounds

Instead of dumping leftover coffee grounds, this company is turning them into coffee cups.



Edible plates are eco-friendly and convenient

 This edible tableware is an eco-friendly alternative to paper or styrofoam plates.



Pasta Bowls Made Entirely Of Cheese

These pasta bowls are made entirely of cheese. 



Pasta Straws

Using pasta as straws - why didn't we think of this?! Paradise Cove Beach Cafe is proving that pasta is always the answer.



Edible spoon

Introducing the world's first mass produced edible spoon



Recycled Bike

This bike is made out of recycled cardboard!



Cloth grocery bags gives your shopping some organization

These grocery bags are perfect for the most organized shoppers .



World’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle comes to Netherlands

Take a look inside the world’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle in Amsterdam.



Germany is launching the most environmentally friendly trains in the world

Estimated arrival time: December 2021



Store makes clothes from recycled scraps

 This store sells the coolest clothing made entirely from recycled scraps.



Designer Creates Dresses All From Recycled Fabric

These dresses are made with recycled fabric.



This Startup Is Turning Plastic Waste Into Furniture

This company is turning plastic waste into gorgeous sinks, vases, and more.


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