May 6, 2013 — Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) demonstrated high-performance polymer solar cells (PSCs) with power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 8.92% which is the highest values reported to date for plasmonic PSCs using metal nanoparticles (NPs). via A giant leap to commercialization of polymer solar cell technology.
I love this passage: “A play ballet. This is in nature: it overrides a carnivorous nature and what otherwise would have been a short fight to the death. And if you’ll begin to look closely at the husky that’s bearing her throat to the polar bear, and look a little more closely, they’re in an … More Alternate state of play
Now, scientists just need to make the link between how cortisol inlfuences the gut brain and we will know that stress causes an increase in food and other types of sensory sensitivities….. The moral of the story: eat well, be zen….. Here is the article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain … More Reblogged article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs | | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs
Nature’s Child – YouTube.
reblogged article from Depth Psychology List – Blog. In the Face of Trauma: A Depth Psychological Approach 20 Dec 2012 1:08 AM | Bonnie Bright (Administrator) In the aftermath of the terrible tragedy of the Sandy Hook Newtown Connecticut mass school shooting, many of us are experiencing some degree of trauma–whether we knew the victims … More In the Face of Trauma: A Depth Psychological Approach
Only 3 years between Aimee’s Mulleins call to creative thinking about prosthetics as helping build super humans. and this design of prosthetic…. The designer has become a curator of human experiences…… What a wonderful example of how quickly a new media transform itself into an emerging media…..And of the switch from pathologic thinking of difference … More Scott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs | Video on TED.com
RSA Animate – The Divided Brain – YouTube.
This is an incredibly coherent explanation of what our mind is …. in the 21st century… The Emerging Mind: How relationships and the embodied brain shape who we are – YouTube.
Some say humanity’s ever-rising environmental impact is about to go into reverse. Fact or just fantasy? HUMANITY is doomed. Or it was in 1798, when English scholar Robert Malthus published his influential An Essay on the Principle of Population. Malthus predicted that unchecked growth in human numbers would condemn our species to a “perpetual struggle … More Peak planet: Are we starting to consume less? – environment – 20 June 2012 – New Scientist
THE low levels of antidepressants and other psychoactive drugs found in water supplies can trigger the expression of genes in fish that in humans are associated with autism. The levels of these drugs in drinking water are very low, but in theory a small dose could have an effect, says Michael Thomas of Idaho State … More Antidepressants in water trigger autism genes in fish – 13 June 2012 – New Scientist
The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub — so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all … More Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government | Video on TED.com