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A new study co-authored by Stanford and Princeton University researchers finds that trends in atmospheric circulation patterns can partially explain Earth’s increasingly severe weather. While scientists had previously surmised that the link existed, robust empirical evidence was lacking. Read more: http://stanford.io/1dsRsMu
Two Stanford aerospace majors, Daniel Becerra and Charlie Cox, won a grant to push the limits of amateur high-altitude exploration using a scientific balloon and a custom-designed rocket. The final launch was a success: their rocket launched at 30,000 feet in Kern County, California, and soared to 45,000 feet. All systems checked out perfectly. Read about their work - and other projects sponsored by undergraduate research grants - here: http://stanford.io/1wZtk6R
Their 70-hour flight proves that small teams with modest budgets can use inexpensive, latex balloon to conduct serious high-altitude atmospheric research.
Video of Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh's lecture on climate change and severe weather at Stanford University on October 16, 2013. The two papers that are discussed are: Diffenbaugh, N.S. and C.B. Field, Changes in ecologically-critical terrestrial climate conditions, Science, 341(6145), 486-492, 2013. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6145/486 Diffenbaugh, N.S., M. Scherer and R.J. Trapp, Robust increases in severe thunderstorm environments in response to greenhouse forcing, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1307758110, 2013. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/09/18/1307758110.abstract #climatechange #globalwarming #severeweather #tornadoes #science #sciencecommunication
Speaking to an audience at Stanford, U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice called for global and U.S. action on climate change. Extreme weather is an urgent and growing threat to America's security, contributing to warfare, refugee flows and conflicts over basic resources like food and water, said Rice, who is the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. It is especially challenging for less developed countries where resources are already scarce, she said. "Today, we face no greater long-term challenge than climate change," said Rice, adding that it is not a distant problem that humanity can avoid tackling any longer. "The science is not up for debate.”
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Wim Hof first caught the attention of scientists when he proved he was able to use meditation to stay submerged in ice for 1 hour and 53 minutes without his core body temperature changing. Since then, he’s climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, completed a marathon in the Namib Desert with no water and proven under a laboratory setting that he’s able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will. Almost everything Wim has done was previously thought to be impossible - but he’s not a freak of nature. To demonstrate that any human can learn his methods, Wim offered to teach Matt Shea and Daisy-May Hudson to climb a freezing cold mountain in their shorts without getting cold. But when Matt and Daisy signed up for the training, they had no idea...
Join moderator Lesley Stahl, correspondent for 60 Minutes, for a Roundtable discussion that applies the expertise and perspective of Stanford’s brain trust and the vision of global leaders to what may be the most compelling issue of our time: climate change.
My first day of college.
Kicking back and watching a little basketball here in the US where the "March Madness" college hoops tournament is a big sporting event. What do we hear? Weather Report's Birdland with some great playing by the Kansas Jayhawks band - playing the Stanford Cardinals. Certainly Birdland! Check those trumpets playing a solid, high "F" Unfortunately for Kansas it didn't pull the team through. It was a close finish to the end!
At Stanford's 126th Commencement, Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Cuéllar, associate justice of the Supreme Court of California and a Stanford alumnus, advised graduates on the value of paying attention to people, events and situations in the periphery of their lives.
Michio Kaku's theory on quantifying consciousness suggests consciousness is the number of feedback loops required to create a model of your position in space with relation to other organisms and time. Buy the best selling book (WINNER OF THE 2014 BRAIN PRIZE ) Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts - http://amzn.to/20WYo7U He believes a thermostat has 1 unit of consciousness - it senses the temperature around it. A flower has around 10 units of consciousness - understands temperature, weather, humidity, gravity, etc. Level 1 Consciousness: Example - reptiles. Understand position in space. Level 2 Consciousness: Example - mammal. Understand relation to other organisms - emotions, social hierarchy. Level 3 Consciousness: Example - humans. Understand rel...
I played a trick on my math class for April Fool's Day. In this one, I'm showing a "homework help" video that gets some trigonometry wrong. How embarrassing!