Get Involved: Teach Yourself How To Code

Everything in the modern world is surrounded by code. Your Phone, your watch and the software on your mobile devices, for example “Whats App”. Modern infrastructure, information technology, everything relies on code. Your Fridge, oven, car, code is everywhere in order to create new software or to build powerful machines to build even smaller computer parts. But how to teach this to your kids or family members who only use all gadgets but don’t think about them. Everything is being used without a thought why do we even can use such amazing devices. The Hour …

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BigBrotherAwards 2016 – Livestream (German)

The event will be all in German, but we will be providing live English interpretation here on the page. To follow the gala in English, start the video player above, mute its sound and play the English audio from the extra player below. If the audio player won’t start, please reload this page. Watch the BigBrotherAwards 2016 here – The stream will be live from 17:45 local time (15:45 UTC). Rena Tangens & padeluun Digitalcourage e.V., Sönke Hilbrans Deutsche Vereinigung für Datenschutz e.V., Frank Rosengart Chaos Computer Club e.V., Prof. Dr. Peter Wedde, Dr. …

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Cognitive Dissonance: AIPAC attendees reaction to racist comments

Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors. This produces a feeling of discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviors to reduce the discomfort and restore balance. Festinger’s (1957) cognitive dissonance theory suggests that we have an inner drive to hold all our attitudes and beliefs in harmony and avoid disharmony (or dissonance). Today fefe posted / shared a read-worthy article about cognitive dissonance “Cognitive Dissonance: AIPAC attendees reaction to racist comments“. This is fascinating how ignorant people become and justify their beliefs …

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Kurzgesagt: Our Space In A Nutshell

AHH! I missed two videos by Kurzgesagt. NOOOOOOO! AH. Oh wait! It’s available on youtube and not static TV. If you do not know what Kurzgesagt “in a nutshell” is – start the playlist and learn something about our universe – simple and short videos yet elegant and beautiful. Kurzgesagt (German for „in a nutshell“) is a youtube channel and design studio with a distinctive perspective on design and animation within the fields of education, science and commerce. In a Nutshell – Kurzgesagt is creating Science Animation Videos. It’s fun to extend your knowledge …

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Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an “authority” versus a true “leader.” Simon offers both simple and complex examples of the effects of either having or …

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Kissinger’s Vision for U.S.-Russia Relations

Kissinger’s Vision for U.S.-Russia Relations – Russia should be perceived as an essential element of any new global equilibrium. 2007 into 2009, Evgeny Primakov and I chaired a group composed of retired senior ministers, high officials and military leaders from Russia and the United States, including some of you present here today. Its purpose was to ease the adversarial aspects of the U.S.-Russian relationship and to consider opportunities for … read more.

Under the Dome – Air pollution in China

The Pollution of air in China is a well known and inconvenient truth. The video “Under the Dome” “柴静雾霾调查:穹顶之下:柴静雾霾调查:穹顶之下 (完整版)” (chinese link) was released on february 28 by the former CCTV anchor Chai Jing. A self -funded documentary hold in a TED like event. Chai talks about the impact of oil consumption on air quality, focusing first on vehicle emissions standards. She addresses the fact that, while China’s increasing reliance on cars is partly to blame for poorer air quality, lax regulation of heavy-duty trucks is even more harmful. This opened …

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Intaracting with the gaming community

The greatest threat to the video game industry may be some of its most impassioned fans. Increasingly, game developers are finding themselves under attack by some of the very people they devote their lives to entertaining. And this growing form of gamer-on-game-developer cyber harassment is starting to take its toll. …not much time. Here you go… read the full article on polygon!

原発20キロ圏内に生きる男 – Alone in the Zone

福島の警戒区域にただ独り残る松村直登。Surviving solo in the Fukushima evacuation zone. For English subtitles, click “CC” button at the bottom of the video player. Two years since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant went into full meltdown, and the resulting 20KM evacuation zone was enforced, one farmer still remains behind braving high levels of radiation and loneliness to tend to abandoned animals. His name is Naoto Matsumura, and he is the last man standing in the ghost town of Tomioka. Another farmer, Kenji Hasegawa’s town of Iidate was also evacuated due to high levels …

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Being A Wizard Is About “Doing Things Others Can’t”

//draft -> put discription and text here! YouTube Discription Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg,, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott Gabe Newell Founder and President, Valve “The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You’re going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else.“ Nicholas Negroponte Founder and Chairman Emeritus of MIT’s …

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Project Class – We Solve X

A team within our Google[x] group started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. Follow along with them at – as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?

Welcome to Nano World (Stephen Fry)

Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The strange world of nanoscience – it can take you into atoms and beyond the stars. Actually we have the topic genetic in our class (genetics essentials). To create a better learning enviroment for my self I created a subpage on my blog “RASA” (secondary school certificate) to access every necessary informations. After some research about …

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RSA Animate – Language as a Window into Human Nature

The reason the RSA videos are so fregin awesome is because the knowledge they present are starkly non-trivial. As children we develop layer after layer of analysis of knowledge of others, and indeed, looking at social problems using decentralized perspectives is one of the hallmarks of adult thinking. Although it is a mainstay of our communication, much of it is done subconsciously, and this video actually serves to formalize the games that we intuitively play.