TED moments!

We love TED, it shares new ideas based on the activity of renown scientists, economists, artists, etc… It makes knowledge more accessible so we are proud to everyday share with you a TED video. Hope you enjoy it!

07/11/2014

I decided to put here a TED-Ed video, I know that it isn’t a regular TED, however this video is special and takes only 7 min.!

In our academic life, as well as in our daily life, we’ve always found things that we couldn’t understand. And probably in most of the cases we entrust in others to decipher those things because we are not able to do it… In this brilliant talk Adam Savage, a former co-host in Discovery Channel series “MythBusters” and “Unchained Reaction”, attempts to debunk this assertion. From Eratosthenes to Richard Feynman, he presents us knowledge that started from simple ideas that everyone can discover from their experience.

Related to How can you measure Earth’s circumference with the sun? Eratosthenes answers…

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15/10/2014

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.” – Karl Marx

Karl Marx - International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam
Karl Marx – International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam

Beautiful Equations – BBC

“Beautiful Equations” is an extraordinary documentary about some of the most known equations and how did they changed the world. This documentary produced by BBC takes us in a journey through this wonderful world of mathematics.

You may think that math isn’t for you, however the main role is played by an artist and writer (Matt Collings)… This means that every equation is explained in order for he understand therefore we can also understand. I had a lot of fun watching this documentary and learnt a lot from a wide range of subjects. I just had to share this after posting a mathematical post :p Have a nice day! 😀

University puts blogging on the back burner…

African proverb with image freely available from hdwallsource.com
African proverb with image freely available from hdwallsource.com

I love to find interesting stuff and share my ideas and what I’ve just discovered with everyone. However, I need to study for the university otherwise I won’t achieve academical success (which is my priority right now). For that reason I won’t be able to do posts everyday and I may just do them on the weekends.

What is changing…

“Week Theme!” is out! Every now and then I will do a detailed article on something I found interesting… “Daily Knowledge!” will stop being daily and become a “thrice a week knowledge”. I will use the twitter more often so be attentive to it!

Final note…

In spite of this changes I will continue fully committed to this project, I want to change the world. I want to choose the world on which I’m going to live. That world doesn’t need to be perfect but it has to be made of knowledge. A world where bigotry doesn’t exist. Where everybody has access to information and most importantly the means for understanding it. A world made by people who endeavour for becoming better everyday. In a world like this, religion wouldn’t reign our lives… Instead they would be ruled by our common sense of morals and ethics. I might be just a dreamer but if none dreamt the world would continue spinning and our lives would have no meaning whatsoever.

PERSUE YOUR DREAMS AND MAKE THEM TRUE! IMAGINE WHO YOU WANT TO BE AND START CHANGING WHO YOU ARE!

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19/09/2014

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

"Tyson - Apollo 40th anniversary 2009" - NASA/Bill Ingalls
“Tyson – Apollo 40th anniversary 2009” – NASA/Bill Ingalls

 

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13/09/2014

“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.” – Socrates, “On Exile” by Plutarch

 

Portrait of Socrates. Marble, Roman artwork (1st century), perhaps a copy of a lost bronze statue made by Lysippos.
Portrait of Socrates. Marble, Roman artwork (1st century), perhaps a copy of a lost bronze statue made by Lysippos.

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12/09/2014

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespeare

 

"The Chandos Portrait of William Shakespeare" - Unconfirmed
“The Chandos Portrait
of William Shakespeare” – Unconfirmed

“The Sun” – Reflexion on what we learnt

“The Sun” – Our first week theme

"Handle on the Sun" 1999 - NASA/European Space Agency
“Handle on the Sun” 1999 – NASA/European Space Agency

It took awhile to do it but it has finally ended, a lot of research and passion for knowledge were the key ingredients for this magnificent result.

We learn so much and share what we learnt. Now you know about the sun and what is interesting about him.

  1. How the Sun sees you! – Our first post devoted to elucidating what is the electromagnetic spectrum and the electromagnetic waves released by the sun. After this brief explanation we saw how infrared sees us.
  2. How can you measure Earth’s circumference with the sun? Eratosthenes answers… – Eratosthenes an amazing polymath measured the earth’s circumference, and we reveal the way he made it. Ancient Greeks had always their heart in discovering the Universe.
  3. Sun exposure can make you live longer! – Have you ever heard about the sun’s benefits? Here we depict the most interesting finds about the curative values of the sun. Multiple Sclerosis and the reduction of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. If you haven’t seen it’s a must so be sure to click in the link!
  4. A Glimpse of the sun’s power: How the auroras are formed? – Ever wondered about how auroras are formed? Here you will find the answer, it is sure a glimpse of the sun power!
  5. Set the controls for the heart of the Sun – The title says it all, prepare and embrace what’s in the Sun’s core. New ideas that can change the world.
  6. (Exceptional) A Glimpse of the sun’s power II: How the rainbows are formed? – This is a continuation regarding some strange breathtaking effects that the sun offers us to marvel.

 


Also there was a post with two documentaries, while it is not an article it is definitively something that you have to view if you want to close this theme! (Documentaries “The Sun”)


 

The Sun’s structure


Thank you for voyaging through the Sun with me. Stay close for more travels arround different themes!

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10/09/2014

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"RWEmerson1859" - Google Books
“RWEmerson1859” – Google Books

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08/09/2014

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

"BenFranklinDuplessis" - Joseph-Siffred Duplessis
“BenFranklinDuplessis” – Joseph-Siffred Duplessis

Posted on 09/09/2014 due to a delay in my day…