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The +Scripps Research Institute, the +Harvard University Clean Energy Project, the +The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation are just a few of the esteemed research centers using +World Community Grid to study #AIDS , #Ebola , #solarenergy , #cancer and more. Please read - and share - this great article by +The Independent, profiling these projects and the amazing scientists who work on them: http://ow.ly/OeXCr #worldcommunitygrid #gridcomputing  
What do doctors, alien enthusiasts and you and I have in common? We can all play a crucial role in discovering cures for diseases. While some of the above may not have the expertise – or, indeed, brain power – to make scientific discoveries for themselves, all of our computers and mobile phones can help researchers while we sleep.
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Google[x] announces a new company for its mission to improve cities.
 
Many of you are reading this post while living in a city. And you can probably think of a ton of ways you’d like your city to be better—more affordable housing, better public transport, less pollution, more parks and green spaces, safer biking paths, a shorter commute... the list goes on!

Many cities around the world have already made a lot of progress in some of these areas—for instance, developing dashboards to measure and visualize traffic patterns, and building tools that let residents instantly evaluate and provide feedback on city services. But a lot of urban challenges are interrelated—for example, availability of transportation affects where people choose to live, which affects housing prices, which affects quality of life. So it helps to start from first principles and get a big-picture view of the many factors that affect city life. Then, you can develop the technologies and partnerships you need to make a difference.

So I’m very excited about +Sidewalk Labs​, a new company we’ve announced today. (The press release is at www.sidewalkinc.com if you want to read more).  Sidewalk will focus on improving city life for everyone by developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage. The company will be led by Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. Every time I talk with Dan I feel an amazing sense of opportunity because of all the ways technology can help transform cities to be more livable, flexible and vibrant.  I want to thank +Adrian who helped to bring Dan on board.

While this is a relatively modest investment and very different from Google's core business, it’s an area where I hope we can really improve people’s lives, similar to Google[x] and Calico. Making long-term, 10X bets like this is hard for most companies to do, but Sergey and I have always believed that it’s important. And as more and more people around the world live, work and settle in cities, the opportunities for improving our urban environments are endless. Now it’s time to hit the streets and get to work!
We're on the brink of a historic period for cities around the world. By 2050, the population in cities will double, intensifying existing socioeconomic, public health and environmental problems. At the same time, innovations in technology can be used to design communities that are more efficient ...
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I knew about this a few years ago.. but I only knew a little until now.
 
Internet pictures can hide code that leaves you open to hacks
You might want to be more cautious the next time you click on an internet image link sent by a stranger -- much like the pirate cat photo you see above,
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Upcoming encyclical from Pope Francis will "bring a theological lens to the politicized climate conversation...and it will reaffirm that the burden of climate change or attempts to deal with climate change...should be shouldered by those to whom the most has been given." http://j.mp/1Fdtlb7
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+The Independent reports on the 10 year success of +World Community Grid - check it out! http://ow.ly/OaHKv #worldcommunitygrid #gridcomputing  
What do doctors, alien enthusiasts and you and I have in common? We can all play a crucial role in discovering cures for diseases. While some of the above may not have the expertise – or, indeed, brain power – to make scientific discoveries for themselves, all of our computers and mobile phones can help researchers while we sleep.
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That's nearly the death count on 9/11.
 
Deadly Heatwaves Hitting India

So far, almost 2,000 people have died in heatwaves that have struck India, including 44˚C (111˚F) in New Delhi on Thursday.

Severe heat often occurs in India this time of year prior to the onset of the monsoon, and also later in the summer during monsoon break periods. My research group at +Stanford University has worked on this topic, including recent work by +Deepti Singh showing that monsoon break periods have become more common in recent decades:

http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v4/n6/abs/nclimate2208.html
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/april/monsoon-extremes-india-042814.html

We also published a paper (let by Moetasim Ashfaq, who is now at +Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) predicting that high levels of global warming will cause a delay in the onset of the monsoon over India:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2008GL036500/abstract
http://www.purdue.edu/uns/x/2009a/090226DiffenbaughMonsoon.html

The photo is from this +TIME article:
http://time.com/3901185/india-heatwave-death-toll-climate-change-heat-monsoon/

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #science   #sciencecommunication  
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From Internet balloons to self-driving cars, Google's top 10 moonshot projects are set to change the world.
From internet balloons and self-driving cars, to Minority Report gesture controls and touchscreen clothing, here are the most exciting projects the tech giant
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This Week in Science futurism.com/science-weekly
Printed Human Skin, Maintaining Memories After Being Cryogenically Frozen, Turning Blood into Nerve Cells, and More!

Had a crazy day today, and almost missed sharing this - but its okay - because Science sharing isn't only for Sundays. #ScienceEveryday !

Memories emerge intact from cryogenic resurrection machine
http://mobile.extremetech.com/latest/223269-memories-emerge-intact-from-cryogenic-resurrection-machine

Blood turned into nerve cells by Canadian researchers
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/blood-turned-into-nerve-cells-by-canadian-researchers-1.3082288

NASA Orders First Ever Commercial Human Spaceflight Mission from Boeing
http://www.globalhacknews.com/2015/05/nasa-orders-first-ever-commercial-human.html

L'Oreal to start 3D-printing skin
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32795169

Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery
https://uwaterloo.ca/news/news/chemists-discover-key-reaction-mechanism-behind-highly

MIT researchers pioneer technique for mass-producing graphene
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/206573-mit-researchers-pioneer-technique-for-mass-producing-graphene

#ScienceSunday   #Science   #ScienceEveryday   #Health   #Medicine   #Technology   #Cryogenics   #NASA   #Space   #graphene   #Materials   #Engineering   #3dPrinting   #Skin   #Beauty

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Skills
Objectivity, Unassuming (typically), Speculation, Deliberation, Analysis, Management, Identifying Problems, Detangling Arguments, Spotting Oddities and Inconsistencies. Resolve, Humility, Civility, Aspiration, Assertive, Forthright, Respectful, Encouraging, Earnest, Independent, Comprehensiveness, Planning, Study, Mediation, Supervision, Vigilance, Mitigation, Prudence, Persistence, Focus, Authentic, Integrity, Listening, Courtesy, Sympathetic, Callous, Critical • Not a skill: Vindictive, Sulking, Contemptuous
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Friends, Networking
Story
Tagline
"Make It Matter" - Deliberator, Humanist, Misanthrope (generally), Moonshot Thinker, Lifelong Companion & Colleague, Enthusiast/Critic/Curator, (aspiring) Serious Game Designer, (aspiring) Homesteader, Skeptic, Misfit, PBS Kid
Introduction
My Persisting Missions:
  • Cultivate worldwide self-sufficiency
  • Gamify society
  • Design a public platform for collaborative innovation & research

Ideology:
  • There is no debate without consensus of fact.
  • The more self-sufficient people are, the less tribulation the world's people will have. (Most of the world's conflict is consequence of being unable to provide for one's self.)
  • There isn't any true good or evil, there is only facilitation or impediment of people surviving and thriving.
  • Most of life demands reliance on assumptions.
    • I prefer to rely on scientifically-validated information --yet, I am weary of the potential for skewed information due to biases, corruption, and extortion.
  • Most people have good  intentions with what they're doing.
    • People almost always fail to recognize that the other side has a point.
Attitude:
  • Impending devastation exhilarates me.
    • I love critical, global issues.
  • If I can't make a dramatic difference to more than a community, I'm wasting my effort.
    • I care about the principal factors that dictate humanity's course.
  • I do not bother with changing things through institutions, I take grassroot action.
    • Institutions are generally too corrupt and inefficient to bother with.
  • I am not interested in most of humanity; though, I do care for every human's quality of life because I believe that every person's life will have an impact on mine.
    • I think most people are too near-sighted, unambitious, credulous, self-righteous, and/or psychotic.
  • I agree with the motto from the game Assassin's Creed "Nothing is true, everything is permitted."  Not everything you're told or think that you know is the absolute truth.
  • "If you're going to do something, make it matter." - Hewlett Packard
My rules to solving problems:
  • Rule 1) Tackle the roots of problems.
  • Rule 2) Ensure a lasting solution.
I want to make the world more awesome (sustainable, safe, inspiring, equitable, economical, and fun) for everyone!


Catalysts for this change:

  • Cultivating people's knowledge, innovation, collaboration, and self-sufficiency.
  • Creating immersive, real-world games (which, preferably, would benefit society in more ways than just positive emotional states).
Millions die and suffer living every day -things may never be perfect.
  1. What would you do differently if a loved one was one of them?
  2. What would you think if your typical way of life suddenly dissolved? (*cough, cough* War, Pandemic, Famine, Theft, Global Financial Crises, Superstorms)
Join the billions.

Captivations:
  • Save the World Projects (If there are any that fit the style that I work in :3)
  • Discussion
  • Ethics
  • Civics
  • Politics (Only for staying informed; I prefer DIY change.)
  • Getting Educated: Web Articles, MOOCs, Television
  • Technology
  • Business
I associate with those who:
  • Are trying to make a difference.
  • See big pictures
  • Enjoy thinking
  • Deliberate
  • Have healthy skepticism
I would like to have a group of people who will hang out together as roommates (nearly) every day until we die on each other.
I can't live without a sense of fraternity.

What I typically do in my downtime:
  • Tech, Local, & World News
  • Watching Informative Videos (PBS & YouTube)
  • Google+
  • Planning or Organizing Something, or Daydreaming about doing it.
  • Playing Videogames
  • Listening to Music
  • Sulking over Friends, Money, and Mankind

Places Travelled:
Oklahoma, US; Arkansas, US.

Causes that I'm passionate about:

For:
Anthropogenic Climate Change 
Vegetarian/Veganism (Animal Rights)
Equal Human Rights
Self-Sufficiency

Against:
American Oligarchy
Insincere Politics
Conformity to Social Norms
Anti-Vaccination
Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics

~Life is ever-changing~
Last Update: May 12, 2015
Bragging rights
Red pill (unless I'm definitely going to suffer for a long time), fairly good at interpreting speech cues, a mildly successful manipulator of (first impressions?)
Collections Amelior is following
Education
  • TED Conferences Online
    Snippets of Many Disciplines, 2011 - present
    Watched over 250 talks
  • MOOCs
    Many Disciplines, 2012 - present
    [March 2013] Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future, University of Florida • A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior, Duke University (Psychology+Economics) • Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations, Vanderbilt University • [May 2013] Introduction to Psychology, University of Toronto (Also: Spring 2007: Yale University, Introduction to Psychology) • [August 2013] Social Psychology, Wesleyan University • Gamification, University of Pennsylvania (A new field of study. A kind of hybrid between positive psychology & game mechanics for achieving organizational goals) • [January 2014] Moralities of Everyday Life, Yale University
  • PBS
    Overviews of Many Disciplines, present
    Dozens of NOVA, Nature, Frontline, and NewsHour programs.
  • Informational Websites
    Interdisciplinary, 2012 - present
    MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Phys.org, ExtremeTech, Gizmag, CleanTechnica, Next Big Future, Fast Company, The Verge, CNET, TechCrunch, GOOD, Mashable, xkcd
  • Books
    Different Disciplines, 2012 - present
    The Infinite Resource by Ramez Naam (Economics + Sustainability), A Mind of Its Own by Cordelia Fine (Psychology), Don't Be Such a Scientist by Randy Olson (Science Public Relations)
  • YouTube
    Snippets of Many Disciplines, 2012 - present
    ASAP Science, Vsauce
  • Codecademy
    Programming, 2014 - 2015
    Basics of: HTML, CSS, jQuery
  • Documentaries
    2014
    Food Inc., Bully, Inequality for All, Tiny: A Story About Living Small, Poor Kids
  • LabSim TestOut
    Information Technology, 2011 - 2012
    CompTia A+ and Network+ training (but did not take certification exams)
Amelior's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Google Voice – Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

Make cheap international calls with your Google number. Send free text messages. Place calls and send text messages showing your Google numb

Ecocapsule promises independent off-grid micro-living
www.gizmag.com

Bratislava's Nice Architects has revealed some renders and preliminary details concerning its Ecocapsule project: a micro-shelter that opera

Toodledo - Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

Toodledo is an incredibly powerful tool to increase your productivity and organize your life. More than just a to-do list, Toodledo provides

Who Are Electric Car Buyers? Survey Says…
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on EV Obsession. Electric cars are finally starting to hit something akin to critical mass thanks to a wave of early ad

Memory of the Camps – FRONTLINE
www.pbs.org

No one who has seen this documentary can ever forget it. One critic said it has the power “to shake the soul.”

Mini Farming - Books on Google Play
market.android.com

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on

PlayStation®App - Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

STAY IN THE GAMETake your PlayStation® experience with you on your mobile device with the new PlayStation®App! Always be ready to game with

5 Statistics That Are Eerily Good Judges of Character | Cracked.com
www.cracked.com

Not only do we already have computer programs that can peer into your very soul, a lot of them are being used on you right now.

Flow Hive Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive
www.indiegogo.com

It is so much easier on the beekeeper and so much easier on the bees.

Type of Systems - Backyard Aquaponics
www.backyardaquaponics.com

These are the most commonly used type of aquaponic systems. Media Filled Beds Media filled beds are the simplest form of aquaponics, they us

Solve For X
www.solveforx.com

Our Collaborators. Privacy & Terms.

CDC Urges Measles Vaccinations as Number of Cases Exceeds 100 – The Vacc...
www.pbs.org

Director Dr. Thomas Frieden blamed a lack of vaccinations for the resurgence of a disease that the CDC said was eliminated in the U.S. in 20

S.&P. to Pay $1.38 Billion for Once Rave Ratings of Toxic Mortgages ...
www.pbs.org

The ratings giant's agreement with the Justice Department settles allegations that it knowingly understated the risk behind many of the fina

FRONTLINE’s Most Impactful Moments of 2014 – Inside FRONTLINE - FRONTLINE
www.pbs.org

This year, FRONTLINE films led to an investigation of Nigerian atrocities, helped lead to a law to protect immigrant women from rape, and we

Machinarium
market.android.com

*** Google Play Games Sale ***Machinarium is the award-winning independent adventure game developed by the makers of Samorost and Botanicula

Climate Change Science and Negotiations
www.sdsnedu.org

Humanity has just about run out of time to address climate change. Scientists have pointed out that a rise in mean surface temperature of 2º

Designing Games: A Guide to Engineering Experiences - Tynan Sylvester - ...
books.google.com

books.google.com - Ready to give your design skills a real boost? This eye-opening book helps you explore the design structure behind most o

Help Your Kids with Science: A Unique Step-by-step Visual Guide - DK Pub...
books.google.com

books.google.com - Following the success of Help Your Kids with Math, Help Your Kids with Science is a comprehensive and stress-free approac

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