Category: Collaborative Model and Data

Notes on Individual, Family, National, International and Global Collaborations – “Global Communities”

Draft – contact me if you have questions.  I am writing a separate proposal, rather a model for all global communities. Dr Hossain, I am reading many of the articles you have collaborated on related to spinal cord injury in Bangladesh, training, and impact on families.  I see you trying to use phones and the
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Mars and moon and space need atomic power – shipping to Mars example

SpaceX Starship can return from Mars without surface refilling at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u55zpE4r-_Y The engineering design and manufacturing costs for atomic power are a lot less than the cost of hauling chemical or solar panels to Mars. Do the numbers and see what it is worth to spend on lightweight atomic power units and technologies. A few ten
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Comment on Climate Change video from TED

Watch the 2021 TED Countdown Global Livestream | Take action on climate change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG_vqlb1pOQ So now TED is an entertainment channel? There used to be some thought and effort. But now it is all click bait. 2:35:16? Where is your data and models? All talk. There are 150,848 views at 5:00 am 31 Oct 2021
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Comment on a video about making your own butter, is it cost effective in the United States?

Stop buying butter! Do it yourself! Only 1 ingredient needed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arCzflCjzKQ In the United States I think heavy cream with 35% butter fat costs more than butter. And your method requires a mixer, blender, bowls and utensils. So ordinary, non chef, humans might be better to just buy butter when it is on sale.
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Comment on Hubble vs Amateur Astrophotography

Hubble vs. Amateur Astrophotographer (27 Aug 2021) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QcJaD9klDc I had to look a bit, but eventually found a description of the camera and exposure for that original image of “Pillars of Creation” at https://hubblesite.org/mission-and-telescope/mission-timeline#h4-deab74a9-f038-4a74-9313-425d13e71747 with more detail at https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/1995/news-1995-44.html then some images at https://hubblesite.org/contents/media/images/1995/44/351-Image.html?news=true Like usual, Hubble media people dominate sharing on their site,
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Comment on new directions in Ethnography

Last decade in enthnographic research? You might want to search these topic areas, where there is very rapid growth: “ethnography” “quantitative” “models” has 3.2 Million entry points (Google, 24 Oct 2021)   “quantitative ethnography” with 12,000 entry points   “ethnography” “social media” with 6.68 Million entry points   “ethnography” (“simulations” OR “simulation”) with 7.9 Million
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Interesting Green Wall Video of Volunteers from many countries – Can you see the Green Walls from space yet?

Great Green Wall – Africa For Africa at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cphSne_HiPA I wonder if you can see the Green Walls of Africa or China from space yet? If it is visible in the AVHRR or other satellites, and if it is already changing weather patterns, wind, moisture and dust? When I asked that of Google, I got back
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Self reproducing robot societies that live in the desert and convert sunlight to cities

I have had deserts on my mind a lot over the last few decades.  All during the 1980’s I worked on populations forecasts and issues in Africa, then the Famine Early Warning Systems (FEWS.net), then global climate change.  I sort of keep up with any efforts to turn those vast areas into something more suitable
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Comment on “Floating under a levitating liquid” and related issues

Floating under a levitating liquid at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bodsuTucSxQ and https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2643-8 (for pay, just for reference) This is not science and sharing, but what I have come to call “eye candy”. Pretty pictures and people playing with phenomena, but not showing the context and background. You start with showing the whole of the apparatus, explain the parts,
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Comment on old style MIT lab presentations. They are SO slow

Optics: Fringe contrast – path difference | MIT Video Demonstrations in Lasers and Optics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZGnYe7BUms This is like those old serials – always ends with a cliff hanger. How irritating. Some good stuff, glad to see it. But wish he would not be so Socratic, and more measurement and data oriented. But this is a
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