Category Archives: Science

ENERGY: SOLAR: Journey to the Sun with me – By Dave Rohee

Journey to the Sun with me – By Dave Rohee

Solar Panels

This is a fascinating trip and definitely worth your time! In this time of uncertainty regarding climate change, historic wildfires, relentless hurricanes, and devastating floods, we need to be more aware of our dangerous situation caused by weather.

By that, I mean, we have squandered our planet’s resources and hastened its demise to an uncertain future. It may be well beyond our imagination to even comprehend the challenges the future generations will face. But that is a discussion for another time.

You do not have to believe in climate change to understand the recent weather-related phenomena that have gripped our small part of the planet.

What I want to talk about today is our primary source of light and heat – The Sun!          Continue reading

USA: Expose the racism of the fig leaf which covers up ‘replacement theory’ – By Mohamed Hamaludin

U.S. — Time to rip away the fig leaf of ‘replacement’ and expose the racism which it covers up

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The 18-year-old European American male who killed 10 African Americans on May14 at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket surveyed the store located more than 200 miles from his hometown to be sure he could kill the largest number of African Americans. He posted a 180-page manifesto which cited the “replacement theory” – a belief that there is a plot to replace European Americans with people of other races — and 672 texts indicating that he decided since February to kill “replacers.”

How could such a young man, not yet out of his teens, son of two New York transit department engineers, be filled with such venom? Take your pick:            Continue reading

HEALTH: Tech neck: what are smartphones doing to our bodies? –THE GUARDIAN

Bending your head to use a phone stresses the spine, say chiropractors – and that’s not the only way the devices are injuring and changing us

One black woman suffering having poor posture using mobile phonePosed by model Portrait of black woman feeling neck pain using cellphone

Age: Two years old.

Appearance: The next stage of human evolution.

This sounds exciting! Are we all going to be cyborgs soon? Not exactly.            Continue reading

DIGITAL REVOLUTION: Dumb on Smart: Is social media making us stupid? – By: Dhanpaul Narine

By: Dhanpaul Narine

The revolution is digitized. Are we a nation that has become dumb on smart gadgets?  Are we face-bookers that sit for hours staring at a screen where facetime, inbox, outbox, dropbox, and miles of sockets and dockets, have immersed us in a new vocabulary?

There are those that believe we’re hooked up, addicted and uneducated, and standing in corners glued to smart screens, as we invite internet apnea. Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University. He uses the story of Babel in ‘The Atlantic’ to argue that we live in a fractured society, and says that Babel is a fragmentation of America.        Continue reading

BARBADOS: Alternate Energy: US$100M to produce 178MW Electricity from solar and hydrogen

GUYANA: Govt developing diaspora database to match skills with labour market

DPI GUYANA —

Foreign Secretary of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Robert Persaud, said the ministry is developing a diaspora database that will match the skills of Guyanese abroad to the needs of the job market locally.

Persaud was speaking at the four-day International Energy Conference and Expo at the Marriott Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown on Wednesday  February 16, 2022.

PHOTO: Foreign Secretary of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Robert Persaud making his presentation.

TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE          Continue reading

COVID: No Restrictions: How Denmark Decided COVID Isn’t a Critical Threat to Society – The Atlantic

The country became the first in the EU to lift all COVID restrictions despite leading the world in per capita infections.

On February 1, Denmark became the first country in the European Union to lift all pandemic restrictions. Indoor mask mandates? Gone. Vaccine passports at bars, restaurants, and stadiums? See ya. Mandatory isolation for infected individuals? Farvel.

Reading this news, you might assume that Denmark succeeded in eliminating COVID. But its infection rate is currently higher than every other country’s in the world—except one: the South Pacific archipelago nation of Palau.          Continue reading

Archaeology: Africa’s heritage is humanity’s – and it’s been overlooked for too long

As an archaeologist, I am hoping my new project will connect the continent’s people to the hidden history of their land

The Laas Geel rock art site, outside Hargeisa, Somaliland.
The Laas Geel rock art site, outside Hargeisa, Somaliland. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

My teacher and classmates were lovely, yet I still had this feeling of “What am I, a Somali refugee, doing here?” Furthermore, I had never even seen an archaeologist before, or held an archaeological object. But I had read a sentence in a book (Africa: history of a continent, by Basil Davidson) which said that to write African history we need to do archaeological research.          Continue reading

CHINA – Surveillance state or way of the future? | DW Documentary video

China – Surveillance state or way of the future? | DW Documentary

China is building a huge digital surveillance system. The state collects massive amounts of data from willing citizens: the benefits are practical, and people who play by the rules are rewarded. Critics call it “the most ambitious Orwellian project in human history.” China’s digital surveillance system involves massive amounts of data being gathered by the state.

In the so-called “brain” of Shanghai, for example, authorities have an eye on everything. On huge screens, they can switch to any of the approximately one million cameras, to find out who’s falling asleep behind the wheel, or littering, or not following Coronavirus regulations. “We want people to feel good here, to feel that the city is very safe,” says Sheng Dandan, who helped design the “brain.”          Continue reading

USA: If You Hate Elon Musk Watch This Video — It Will Change Your Mind | Elon Musk’s Speech

If You Hate Elon Musk Watch This Video — It Will Change Your Mind | Elon Musk’s Speech

From Business Core -Premiered Aug 13, 2021 –  2,855,887 views

TIME has named ELON MUSK as MAN OF THE YEAR for 2021. This video is intended to give you some insight as to why he was selected.

Elon Musk is a business magnate, engineer, inventor, and designer. Elon Musk is the founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company. Elon Musk is also the co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. Musk is considered by many to be the greatest entrepreneur of our generation due to his relentless efforts to have a better future for humanity.

“Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss.” — Elon Musk

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