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LS2A – Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

LS2A – Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Hi. It’s Paul Andersen and this Life Science Disciplinary Core Idea 2A (LS2A). It’s on Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems. So this is at the level of ecosystems so how communities, how biotic and abiotic factors all work together to create life on our planet. And so how do we get students to that level of …

LS2B – Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer

LS2B – Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer

Hi. It’s Paul Andersen and this Life Science Core Idea 2B (LS2B). It’s basically on matter and energy and how they’re transferred in an ecosystem. And so we want students to really understand how ecosystems function. How matter moves in and out of life. And so how do we get there? Well in the elementary …

Indoor Air Quality Research in Purdue’s Living Labs

Indoor Air Quality Research in Purdue’s Living Labs

– We know that poor indoor air quality and office environments can adversely affect the health and wellbeing of office workers. Elevated levels of indoor air pollutants and stale air can cause headaches, fatigue, irritation of the airways and we want to provide better air quality for office workers to improve their productivity and one …

Can We Terraform the Sahara to Stop Climate Change?

Can We Terraform the Sahara to Stop Climate Change?

We have been hearing it for years. Climate change is happening. What I am about to present to you is fact. These are reliable measurements with multiple peer reviewed papers confirming the information. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are the highest they have been in over 400 thousand years, confirmed by our analysis of hundreds of …

How Close Are We to Harnessing Synthetic Life?

How Close Are We to Harnessing Synthetic Life?

WHAT IF WE TOLD YOU THAT IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE, YOU COULD LOG ONTO YOUR COMPUTER AND PROGRAM LIVING CELLS LIKE SOFTWARE? EVER SINCE SCIENTISTS UNLOCKED THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIOLOGY – DNA– WE’VE MADE MASSIVE STRIDES IN UNDERSTANDING THE ‘BASE CODE’ THAT UNDERLIES ALL LIVING THINGS. AND OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES, WE’VE BECOME …

The Choice is Ours (2016) Official Full Version

The Choice is Ours (2016) Official Full Version

[Larry King, host] Alright, let’s explore the thinking of Jacque Fresco and the society that he’d like to see. (Jacque Fresco) The reason we emphasize machines and technology is to free man to pursue the higher things. Machines ought to do the filthy, repetitious, or the boring jobs. It would take ten years to change …

Why Bill Gates Is Funding Solar Geoengineering Research

Why Bill Gates Is Funding Solar Geoengineering Research

The record-number of fires burning across Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has prompted renewed global outcry over climate change and big spending. Five million dollars from Leonardo DiCaprio, 10 million pounds from the U.K. Meanwhile, Bill Gates is backing the first high-altitude experiment of one radical climate change solution, creating a massive chemical cloud that could cool …