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Measuring is Reality!
A scientific explanation that covers why we +1 on Google+, why we Like some posts on Facebook, and why we retweet on Twitter: our actions create a measurement; therefore, these things exist.
Australian scientists have recreated a famous experiment and confirmed quantum physics's bizarre predictions about the nature of reality, by proving that reality doesn't actually exist until we measure it - at least, not on the very small scale....
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42% of oceans cleaned by 2026
There are five gigantic patches of swirling plastic throughout the Earth's oceans, known as gyres. Because of ocean currents, a great majority of the plastic that ends up in the oceans finds its way into these garbage patches, poisoning marine...
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Great Idea for sure! 
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SpaceX Can Enter $70 Billion Military Market
Elon Musk has done it. He is...The One.
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Great, more bombs. smh
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Fossil Fuel Subsidies = Total Waste
What a waste. If you wonder why 25% of all American deaths are from cancer, this Amazon River sized flow of carcinogens through our cities and farms is part of the reason.
Governments spend $492 billion a year propping up fossil fuel companies -- it costs us 11 times that much to address the damage they cause.
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Imagine all the solar jobs ahead!
2.5 million people work in solar, more than any other renewable energy segment. And that’s when solar accounts for 1% of global energy. Imagine how many jobs will be created as solar goes to 100%.
Solar PV is the largest employer within the renewables sector, with some 2.5 million finding work in the sector. These are the findings from the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA).
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I wish i can buy the cheaper one here in the philiplines it's very expensive
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Your prediction on fossil fuel subsidies
By what year will subsidies for fossil fuels fall below $1 trillion, from the current $5.3 trillion level?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/18/fossil-fuel-companies-getting-10m-a-minute-in-subsidies-says-imf
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27%
2030
25%
2040
7%
Beyond 2040
42%
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IMF ...has or has not the required strength to enable Governments to act accordingly....could £€$'s be the deciding factor? Australia...my infrequent home ...current Government does not adhere to Climate Change ,...unbelievable....is a word that comes to mind ...The PM is a Rhodes Scholar....mmm....£€$'s misspent on Education...as his intelligence + his known abilities are a sham ....360 degrees ...

I do not know how the future will look like ...but I just know it's not looking promising from many angles ...Merci 🌑⚪️⚫️
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Germany’s Transition to Solar Is Exemplary
Lies and propaganda are the swamp waters that politicians swim in. Real energy leadership like Germany’s drains the swamp, exposing the serpents, who hiss and puff up and rattle.

Germany’s transition to solar is real. And permanent. It’s only a matter of time before all other serious governments have to emulate Germany. There are already almost four dozen countries that get 90 to 1000% (yes, a thousand percent) of their electricity from clean sources.

But Germany is the fourth largest nation, and the powerhouse of the EU, the largest economic entity on earth. There is no way to hide or obfuscate Germany's massive success from the world.

And a U.S. oil company is to blame for the move to clean green Germany.

What a fantastic untold story!

Hollywood doesn't dare - but some day the story will be a movie, once the Emperors of Hydrocarbon have been retired.
Germany's Energiewende is set to prove a low-carbon future without nuclear is best option for a thriving industrial country. Not everyone is happy about that.
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Read the article within along with graphs and references. Germany has taken the initiative and is leading the world economically as an industrialized nation with solar and wind becoming the leader for sustainable energy.
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Space Habitat Designers Wanted
NASA is planning on awarding millions to best designs for a “3D Printed Habitat” for building long-range living arrangements on the Moon and on Mars.
NASA has recently announced the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge (1), in partnership with America Makes, a competition to create habitats for the moon and Mars
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Turning Plastic into Energy
Let’s turn all the plastic poop into liquid fuel. Plastic comes from petroleum, so this is also a sort of recycling.

Every little thing helps in reducing the need to drill.
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+Andrew Darbyshire About as much as it is used to bull shit on facebook and cook your food, 1/4 of that the jail houses use. 1/16 of that the police despatch uses. And how much more would it cost to go out and drill and use pipelines through out our country like Canada B.C oil pipe line and ruin our rives and forests. How much it takes for the factories to make the cloths on your back.
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Solar Panel Boom Ahead
Big increases in both demand and supply of solar panels and cells. 75% is from China. I wonder if China’s share will increase or decrease.
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I don't like clicking on Bloomberg links because of the amount of useless data they send just to read the article.
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Hope and momentum cannot overcome gravity: Oil prices will fall
Why are we subsidizing a massive glut of global warming polluting cancer causing goo with $5.3 trillion a year?
The oil price collapse is not over yet. Brent price could fall back into the mid-$50 range rather than continue to rise toward $70 per barrel.
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+OIL WATCH "I wonder how much of..."

That's why we follow a vast resource like you, so you can tell us!  lol
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Understand your liquid nature; pour yourself out to others
One way that meditation plus knowledge of your own body changes you: You understand your own liquid nature.

You are your blood, which flows through over 60,000 miles of arteries, veins, and capillaries. If you meditate, and pay very close attention, first you feel/hear/sense your heart. That's what people in soundproof rooms remark on: they are surprised by how loud and strong and fast their hearts are. 

After this, with deeper awareness, you start to notice the pulmonary flow, from your heart to your lungs. If your lung tissue were spread out, it would cover an area the size of a tennis court. And you notice the flow from your heart through your body.

It's incredible how much blood is flowing around your body all the time, like something between a body-sized race track and an internal ocean. 

And once you know and feel your liquid nature, it's easier to pour yourself out to others...
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Civil and Environmental Engineering, 78 - 82
  • Harvard University
    J. F. K. School of Government, 82
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
    International Business, 82
  • Lund University
    Innovation policy, 80
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Open for discussion about science, technology, innovation, Transhumanism, the future, science fiction, and economic development
Introduction
5K friends on Facebook. Author of 1st book on 4G - Brave New Unwired World: The Digital Big Bang and the Infinite Internet, John Wiley, 2002 - and the book Reconciliation: 78 Reasons to End The US Embargo of Cuba. Currently writing national innovation plans focused on accelerating the transfer of science and technology to society.

Recognized as a top writer on Quora by the “Top Writer for 2015 by Quora” award.
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Oct. 21, 2011 received the first and so far only ECONOMIST Reader's Award, on behalf of 4G, voted by world as "the innovation most likely to radically change the world over the next decade 2011-2020", at the end of a process that started with 4,000 proposed innovations. Have published over a million words about the future without any major mistakes. Finished 15 marathons in the last three years. Can leg press and calf press over 700 lbs. and have lifted over 20 different random people from the ground to over my head in the last year.
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Bitcoin: The Financial Singularity is Here
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Bitcoin is the the most disruptive technology of our day – a financial singularity which will fundamentally transform human affairs as we kn

CÓMO LIBERAR A ESTADOS UNIDOS DE LOS COMBUSTIBLES FÓSILES PARA EL AÑO…
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Spanish language version of TEDxHigh Point talk, July 12, 2014, on why and how the US can substitute solar electricity and NH3 for coal, nat

3D Printing Organs, Blood Vessels and All, Takes a Big Step Toward Reality
singularityhub.com

There’s something a little creepy-sounding about the phrase “lab-grown organs,” but producing human organs in the lab could have a range of

New Hydropower Laws Could Add 60 GW Of Clean Energy To US Grid
cleantechnica.com

The one thing everyone working on energy issues in America can agree upon is non-existent energy policy action at the national level. But la

Trigger for the Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease Identified
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Scientists have pinpointed a catalytic trigger for the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, establishing the pathway that shows how the toxic speci

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What About Me?
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What About Me? Infographic of my social media use http://bit.ly/z6P2t1

Learn from Roger Ebert's Career to Build Your Own Small Empire
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Roger Ebert started at the Chicago Sun-Times in 1966 and worked there until his recent death—itself a pretty big feat. But looking at how Eb

Gorgeous artist's renderings of newly-discovered "Earth 2.0" planet
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What would it look like on the surface of Kepler-22b, the planet that NASA today called "the most Earthlike planet yet discovered"? Science

TechCrunch | Elon Musk: Starting A Company Is Like Staring Into The Face...
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Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and founder of Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), sat down with Erick Schonfeld tonig

Top 10 Life-Changing Apps
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The Wall Street Journal Europe presents 10 apps you can't live without

Alex meets Alex
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"Every statement tells a story™" #Estas - When holiday-themed bachelor and bachelorette parties collide, two debit cards get switched in a c

Being a Good Friend Keeps You Young - RealAge
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Being a good friend and socializing with friends helps keep your body and brain in good form and doubles your chances of staying active.

Kleptocracy Visualized: Quick infographics of World Economics
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Easy to understand facts about your government & the world

HTML5 Word Cloud: Text Analyzer
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HTML5 Word Cloud analyze the most frequently used terms in an article, or a blog feed.

Palantir, the War on Terror's Secret Weapon - BusinessWeek
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A Silicon Valley startup that collates threats has quietly become indispensable to the U.S. intelligence community

Adapt, Jugaad, Hacking, Shanzhai or the Merits of Seeing the World As It...
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Adapt, Jugaad, Hacking, Shanzhai or the Merits of Seeing the World As It Is Not. By Tim Leberecht - August 09, 2011. I'm usually skeptic