My picks, 33

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting.

  1. Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming
  2. Why Am I Tired?
  3. CERN LHC Particle Accelerator Network HD Animation
  4. What the brain can tell us about the future of computing
  5. Colorful Time-Lapse of Hot Air Balloons in New Mexico
  6. Lynx Kitten Round-Up
  7. Solar Storms: 10 Hottest Facts
  8. What Cheetahs and Amputees Have in Common
  9. A Pill that Takes Up to 50,000 Photos of Your Insides

Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming

TED

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity … and prevent a revolution.


Why Am I Tired?

Head Squeeze

Why do we feel so tired all the time? Hannah Fry looks at the reasons modern life might be exhausting us, from irregular bedtimes to blue lights from our phones.


CERN LHC Particle Accelerator Network HD Animation

Physics


What the brain can tell us about the future of computing

IBM Research
Hierarchical temporal memory

An interview with Jeff Hawkins, the co-founder of Numenta, at the second annual IBM Research Cognitive Systems Colloquium.


Colorful Time-Lapse of Hot Air Balloons in New Mexico

National Geographic

Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the skies each year in early October for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest event of its kind in the world. In this time-lapse, filmmaker Joel Schat captures highlights from the nine-day event, from the illuminating glow of the balloons before dawn to festivities after the sun has set. The video was originally published by Roadtrippers, a multimedia platform inspiring adventurers to plan road trips to destinations and events like this one.


Lynx Kitten Round-Up

NatGeoWild

Dr. Oakley and the Wild Life Preserve team try to corral four lynx kittens for their first vaccinations.


Solar Storms: 10 Hottest Facts

SpaceRip

Our Sun is located 24-26,000 light years from the center of the Milky Way. It circles the galaxy every 225-250,000 years, at a speed of 220 kilometers per second. The sun is a medium size star, a Yellow Dwarf, G type main sequence. It’s about one million times the size of planet Earth.


What Cheetahs and Amputees Have in Common

Smithsonian Channel

For centuries, amputees had limited options when it came to prosthetics. Then came along Van Phillips, who revolutionized replacement limbs by studying one lightning-fast land mammal.


A Pill that Takes Up to 50,000 Photos of Your Insides

YouTube

The PillCam is a tiny, swallowable camera. Taking two frames a second, it provides doctors with an incredible visual map of your digestive system.

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