How to save 51 billion lives for 68 cents with simple Engineering

By: Mark Rober

Published on Feb 15, 2017

Using the power of engineering and brilliant inventions to save lives!!! Great times collab-ing with Bill and Melinda Gates! You should check out the Gates Annual Letter here: http://b-gat.es/2lhhtmJ

Pre-order a paper microscope here- https://www.foldscope.com/order

Read the published paper on the paper centrifuge, its cool- http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016…

MUSIC-
0:15– The Ocean- Andrew Applepie- http://andrewapplepie.com/
2:18– Sweet Tomorrow- Andrew Applepie- http://andrewapplepie.com/
4:21– Berlin- Andrew Applepie- http://andrewapplepie.com/
7:54– Special song written just for me- Lincoln Hoppe, http://lincolnhoppe.com/

Summary: I met with Manu Prakash from Stanford to talk about 2 of his labs’ inventions the Foldscope and the Paperfuge. Combined these cost only 68 cents and they can be used to diagnose Malaria. Both of these are examples not only of simple, brilliant design, but of how engineering is used to make a positive dent in the world.

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Raising awareness for First World Hunger – with the Second Harvest Food Bank

By: VonWong

Originally published on Jun 5, 2017

 

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Road Safety / The Virtual Crash Billboard / Serviplan France

By: Serviceplan France

Originally published on Apr 11, 2017

LA SECURITE ROUTIERE D’ILE DE FRANCE AND SERVICEPLAN GIVE PEDESTRIANS QUITE A SHOCK… FOR THEIR OWN PROTECTION

Serviceplan held an unprecedented field operation on 22nd March in Paris to raise awareness about the dangers of being a careless pedestrian, which results in 4,500 victims each year in Ile-de-France.

The idea behind the operation was to display a specially designed interactive digital billboard near a busy pelican crossing. Equipped with a movement detector, speaker, and camera, the smart billboard made the sound of squealing tyres whenever a pedestrian attempted to cross the road while the “red man” was displayed.

The frightened faces of the disobedient pedestrians were projected directly onto the billboard. Their faces were then featured on the road safety billboards, and their photographs are shown alongside the caption: “Don’t look death in the face. Check the lights and cross safely”.

The digital video and posters, created under real-life conditions, will be used as part of the forthcoming “Quinzaine Régionale des Usagers Vulnérables” (15-28 May 2017) (train station billboards, Facebook campaign, etc.)

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#GoogleGrandTour The Grand Tour of Italy

 

By: Google

Originally published on May 16, 2017

Start your journey. Join us at https://g.co/grandtour

Travelling through the past and present to define our future.
Italian culture along with art, architecture, music and food have made Italy great in the eyes of the rest of the world. Have you ever wondered how these masterpieces from the past have shaped today’s present, and how they can continue to be a source of inspiration in the future?

Three hundred years ago, Italy’s “Grand Tour” was a journey made mainly by wealthy young people to experience the beauties and artwork of Italian cities and culture to find that inspiration that revolutionised the modern world. Today Google re-invent it and made for everyone.

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Family Is Why

 

By: American Heart Association

Originally published on Nov 18, 2015

Being a mom isn’t easy. Especially when it comes to making sure your family lives a healthy lifestyle. Relax mom. The American Heart Association has your back.

Learn how you can unite with other moms and impact the health of your family, and families everywhere, by visiting lifeiswhy.org/moms.

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This is the new Google Earth

 

By: Google

Originally published on Apr 18, 2017

The whole world is now in your browser. Fly through landmarks and cities like London, Tokyo and Rome in stunning 3D, then dive in to experience them first hand with Street View. See the world from a new point of view with Voyager, which brings you stories from the BBC, NASA, Sesame Street and more. Start exploring: https://g.co/earth.

Choose your own adventure with Voyager
Experience interactive stories from around the world.

Discover new places with Knowledge Cards
Flip through cards and learn about local landmarks.

Orbit the world in 3D
Use the new 3D button to tilt the map.

Snap and share a Postcard
Capture snapshots of locations and share them with your friends.

Feeling Lucky?
Roll the dice and see where the world takes you.

 

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Happiest Video EVER!

 

By: edgarsmission

Originally published on Mar 19, 2015

To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email kyle@edgarsmission.org.au

If you’re happy and you know it… watch this short clip, aptly dubbed, “The happiest video EVER!”

On this International Day of Happiness, why not spread some cheer by sharing this adorable video with your friends and loved ones. With bouncing baby goats, happy lamb tails and snoozing piglets, it is bound to bring smiles aplenty your way.

“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others… why wouldn’t we?” www.edgarsmission.org.au

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Nature Makes You Happy – BBC Earth

 

By: BBC Earth

Originally published on Mar 8, 2017

A new study from BBC Earth and the University of California has revealed that watching nature documentaries can make you happier, so we’re on a mission to bring real happiness to as many people as possible by improving their connection to nature. You can find out more here www.realhappinessproject.com

Subscribe to the BBC Earth YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…
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BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth
BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth
BBC Earth Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/?h…

Visit http://www.bbc.com/earth/world for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos

This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.

More information here : http://realhappinessproject.bbcearth.com

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Pencils of Promise 400th School Dedication to Eva “Ma” Braun

 

By: Pencils of Promise

Originally uploaded on Feb 22, 2017

Read Eva’s story here: http://bit.ly/2lMxcOr

Today, we’re proud to let you know that, since our founding in 2009, we’ve broken ground on our 400th school! Yes, 400.

We celebrate the schools we’ve built together, the communities we’ve partnered with, the teachers we’ve supported and the students who are studying hard every day to get closer to achieving their dreams.

Today, we also remember one of the first members of our PoP Family—the woman who helped inspire a dream of building one school, which inspired a movement for global education. Today, we dedicate our 400th school in loving memory of Eva “Ma” Braun, who passed away in November 2016. For many years now, Ma’s journey of resilience has been a guiding light for our organization, and her inspiration has led us to impact more than 35,000 students in PoP classrooms.

Your PoP Family is forever grateful, Ma.

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Why Do We Love Sugar?

 

By: BrainCraft

Originally published on Nov 12, 2015

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Can You be Addicted to Sugar: https://youtu.be/1aLCwDT-X6c
Are Some Sweeteners Better Than Others? https://youtu.be/6hXg_y4z3VM

BrainCraft is created and hosted by Vanessa Hill and brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do.
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More BrainCraft!
How Old Are You, Really? https://youtu.be/aWvw-v6tnZE
The Surprising Ways Death Shapes Our Lives: https://youtu.be/Joalg73L_gw

REFERENCES

Steiner, J.E. Facial Expressions of the Neonate Infant Indication the Hedonics of Food Related Chemical Stimuli in Weiffenbach, J. M. (Ed.). (1977). Taste and development: The genesis of sweet preference. US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health. http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id…

Avena, N. M., Gold, J. A., Kroll, C., & Gold, M. S. (2012). Further developments in the neurobiology of food and addiction: update on the state of the science.Nutrition, 28(4), 341-343. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3…

Lustig, R. H., Schmidt, L. A., & Brindis, C. D. (2012). Public health: The toxic truth about sugar. Nature, 482(7383), 27-29. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/…

A history of sugar – the food nobody needs, but everyone craves https://theconversation.com/a-history…

Bello, N. T., Lucas, L. R., & Hajnal, A. (2002). Repeated sucrose access influences dopamine D2 receptor density in the striatum. Neuroreport, 13(12), 1575. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic…

Preedy, V. R., Watson, R. R., & Martin, C. R. (2011). Handbook of behavior, food and nutrition. Springer Science & Business Media. https://books.google.com/books?id=KuA…

Also this is SO INTERESTING: Bes-Rastrollo, M., Schulze, M. B., Ruiz-Canela, M., & Martinez-Gonzalez, M. A. (2013). Financial conflicts of interest and reporting bias regarding the association between sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain: a systematic review of systematic reviews. http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine…

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