Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers … (Filmed at TEDxPugetSound.) In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book “Start With Why” — a synopsis of the theory he has begun […]

Natalie Merchant sings old poems to life

Natalie Merchant sings from her new album, Leave Your Sleep. Lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry pair with her unmistakable voice for a performance that brought the TED audience to its feet. Natalie Merchant’s career spans three decades — as the leader of 10,000 Maniacs and in her own solo work — of making warmly personal […]

the economics of energy

Image via Wikipedia just a quick note. have to write a story about. This concerns our generation where energy consumption is based on oil. Everything we know and think about is oil, and we have degrades our anchient methods to absorb a setback. Not sustainability but resilience. According to … “We worship energy, war is […]

semantic web

Image via CrunchBase Introduction Book: Programming the Semantic Web Knowledge reasoning platform: LarKC LarKC the Large Knowledge Collider Frank van Harmelen Visualisation plugin http://blog.larkc.eu/?p=921 Query human interfaces testing How to make the Semantic web work. With Zemanta provides a way (API) to create semantic relations in plain text. http://www.slideshare.net/andraz/semweb-installfest-presentation paper with interesting links can be […]

Modern Surgery – Fidling in a Holographic brain, let robots do the actual work

Heb niet een video kunnen vinden over dit onderwerp, ik denk dat ik het uit de BBC Science heb of The Economist die ik afgelopen week heb gelezen. Video‚Äôs die het onderwerp benaderen zijn hier te vinden. De logische link tussen beide technieken is een kleine stap verwijderd van elkaar. Holographic optics: http://nanotechnologytoday.blogspot.com/2008/02/ua-optical-scientists-add-new-practical.html Robot surgery: […]

Electric car induction powered road infrastructures

Ok here is the thing. I read the briefing acticle “The electrification of motorisation” (with subtitle: “The electric-fuel-trade acid test”) in The Economist of September 5th-11th 2009, on page 73. I was excited and thrilled to read this article in the hope they could provide me with new information about this subject. Since it is […]

innovation by watching evolution

Nature has come-up with elegant solutions of today’s problems. Janine Benyus tells us about a research field that is called Biomimicry. In this field they look at strategies nature has come-up with to solve different problems, just by trail and error during the process of evolution. Let evolution work for us. www.asknature.org is a website […]

Elaine Morgan says we evolved from aquatic apes

Elaine Morgan is a tenacious proponent of the aquatic ape hypothesis: the idea that humans evolved from primate ancestors who dwelt in watery habitats. Hear her spirited defense of the idea — and her theory on why mainstream science doesn’t take it seriously. Elaine Morgan is an octogenarian scientist, armed with an arsenal of television […]