Monday, November 14, 2011

Nerd it up - i love Symphony of Science

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series

MARS - it is a world of wonders

We're all connected

Owed to the brain

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[Robert Winston]
It's amazing to consider that I'm holding in my hands
The place where someone once felt, thought, and loved
For centuries, scientists have been battling to understand
What this unappealing object is all about

[Vilayanur Ramachandran]
Here is this mass of jelly
You can hold in the palm of your hands
And it can contemplate the vastness of interstellar space

[Carl Sagan]
The brain has evolved from the inside out
Its structure reflects all the stages through which it has passed

[Jill Bolte Taylor]
Information in the form of energy
Streams in simultaneously
Through all of our sensory systems

And then it explodes into this enormous collage
Of what this present moment looks like
What it feels like
And what it sounds like

And then it explodes into this enormous collage
And in this moment we are perfect
We are whole and we are beautiful

[Robert Winston]
It appears rather gruesome
Wrinkled like a walnut, and with the consistency of mushroom

[Carl Sagan]
What we know is encoded in cells called neurons
And there are something like a hundred trillion neural connections
This intricate and marvelous network of neurons has been called
An enchanted loom

The neurons store sounds too, and snatches of music
Whole orchestras play inside our heads

20 million volumes worth of information
Is inside the heads of every one of us
The brain is a very big place
In a very small space

No longer at the mercy of the reptile brain
We can change ourselves
Think of the possibilities

[Bill Nye]
Think of your brain as a newspaper
Think of all the information it can store
But it doesn't take up too much room
Because it's folded

[Oliver Sacks]
We see with the eyes
But we see with the brain as well
And seeing with the brain
Is often called imagination


[Robert Winston]
It is the most mysterious part of the human body
And yet it dominates the way we live our adult lives
It is the brain

and other Great nerding to music:

MC Hawkings "We need more science"

and my favorite part of calculus, which i could never do today without hitting the books hard - derivitives
"I will Derive"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NOW this is a way to pass an bill - Method's soap commercial

now this is the way to create a public service announcement!  making people aware of toxic chemicals in our products doesn't have to be a daunting task....  sometimes humor can get at the point far more effectively

Currently, a company does not have to list all the really toxic things in their products, but hide them under "trade secrets' and not have to list them under their ingredients.  In 2009, they were working to get this passed... did it...  hummmm  doubtful  :( 

see this article where I'm taking my information from:

“Method’s campaign offers a call to action for viewers to support the Household Product Labeling Act of 2009, a bill that has been introduced in Congress and would require household cleaning products to be clearly labeled with complete ingredient disclosure. Method supports this bill and encourages companies to be transparent in their product labeling."

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