• Web-based HURREVAC
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    Web-based HURREVAC

    [SOUND OF CRASHING WAVES] PENNEY: SO WE ARE AT THE FEMA REGION 3, REGIONAL OFFICE IN PHILADELPHIA AT THE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COMMITTEE ON HURRICANES ANNUAL MEETING, WHERE WE’RE GOING TO BE SHOWING THE MEETING PARTICIPANTS THE NEW WEB-BASED VERSION OF THE HURREVAC DECISION SUPPORT PLATFORM. WILSON: WEB-ENABLED HURREVAC. IT’S A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN DHS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, FEMA, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AND MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY. THE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY WITH NEXT-GENERATION HURRICANE EVACUATION PLANNING TOOLS AND CAPABILITIES. PENNEY: HURREVAC IS A DECISION-SUPPORT PLATFORM FOR GOVERNMENT EMERGENCY MANAGERS, THAT HELPS THEM MAKE DECISIONS ON EVACUATIONS AND PROTECTIVE ACTIONS WHEN HURRICANES…

  • DENIAL101x FLICC  The Techniques of Science Denial Part 1
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    DENIAL101x FLICC The Techniques of Science Denial Part 1

    PRESENTER NAME: John Cook. If you want to be resilient against misinformation, you need to be aware of the different techniques that are used to mislead. A good starting point to understanding the techniques of denial is FLICC. FLICC stands for fake experts, logical fallacies, impossible expectations, cherry picking, and conspiracy theories. These are the five techniques of science denial, and they’re seen in every movement that denies a scientific consensus – whether it be human-caused global warming, vaccine safety, or the link between smoking and cancer. However, FLICC only scratches the surface. There are a wide range of fallacies and rhetorical tricks used to distort the science. And while…

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    What’s so special about these amoebae? | Natural History Museum

    You might think single-celled organisms are simple creatures but they can do extraordinary things I study a group of microscopic single-celled organisms called testate amoebae, which show some pretty incredible behaviours. First of all, they build shells that are unique to each species, with features like armoured plates, spines and sometimes even teeth. Some species secrete these by themselves while others use things they find in their environments like grains of sediment, skeletons of other microbes and sometimes even microplastics. They’re also predatory and some species even appear to hunt in packs to take down larger organisms such as small worms, which are known as nematodes. They are useful too…

  • Food Webs and Energy Pyramids: Bedrocks of Biodiversity
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    Food Webs and Energy Pyramids: Bedrocks of Biodiversity

    Captions are on! TO turn off, click the CC button at bottom right. Follow the amoebas on Twitter (@amoebasisters) and Facebook! When we were little, we loved nature shows. One reason was because we didn’t have cable and it was one of the few things we actually got a TV signal for that didn’t require you to dance around with the TV antennae for reception. But the other reason was that, of course, it was cool science. It often showed animals that we couldn’t see in our own backyard doing some AWESOME things. But then it would be traumatizing when, inevitably, some predator would walk in and gobble the unsuspecting…

  • Spiders: The First Web Developers
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    Spiders: The First Web Developers

    – We’re back here at the Field Museum with Dr. Petra Sierwald who is an associate curator in insects and today, what are we going to talk about? – Spiders, of course, my favorite. – But spiders aren’t insects. – I know, I know. But they are also arthropods, and the methods we use for preservation for insects, at least for some of the insects, are the same that we use for spiders and other arachnids, but also myriapods – millipedes and centipedes. We have over 45,000 described spider species. For some of the fauna, for example, in the soil we expect that 40% may yet to be described– –…

  • How Far is Too Far? | The Age of A.I.
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    How Far is Too Far? | The Age of A.I.

    Welcome to YouTube Original Stages, once home to Howard Hughes’s Spruce Goose assembly hangar, and home to much of the firstIron Man,filmed 12 years ago. Many happy memories here. And speaking of taking a look back… Technology. It’s advancing faster and taking less time to be widely adopted than ever before, like as in it took roughly 10,000 years to go from writing to printing press, but only about 500 more to get to email. Now it seems we’re at the dawn of a new age, the age of A.I… Artificial Intelligence. Please define. [automated voice speaking] Uh-huh, okay. There you have it. What does it mean? I don’t know.…

  • BEST WEBSITES TO WATCH ANIME [2020]
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    BEST WEBSITES TO WATCH ANIME [2020]

    hey guys today I’ll be sharing the best websites to watch for free I left all the sites in the bottom if you know a good website I haven’t mentioned feel free to share it in the comments so more people could find out about it alright so head over to your browser the first website is called name some of you may have heard about this website lots of people on YouTube tend to be sponsored by it to promote the website itself marketing tactics it allows you to watch for free and although there are some ads on the website there isn’t a lot of them so here’s…

  • The Man Who Invented The World Wide Web Has Mixed Feelings About What The Internet Has Become | TIME
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    The Man Who Invented The World Wide Web Has Mixed Feelings About What The Internet Has Become | TIME

    Thirty years ago, I Submitted a vague but exciting proposal for a free open permissionless space for all of humanity to share knowledge and ideas Today half the world’s population is still unconnected and Those of us who are online feel that our rights and freedoms are Not fully protected and respected the fight for the web we want is one of the most important causes of our time the web foundation is collaboratively building a Contract for the web Bringing government’s companies and citizens together to commit to building a better web