Geek battle: oil vs electrics and London vs Copenhagen, global warming caused by aliens, shrimps on prozac. You need to see this!
#5 Geeks in traffic
You either get this. Or you don't.
In other traffical news London city planners have mapped out a network of "cycling highways". Looks like the London traffic workers took the blue lines on the map a bit too literal? Jokes aside, it's no doubt a major step forward. I, however, came to think of my bike trip to and from work every day. Most Copenhagen bike "highways" are better than the ones London is getting. Plus, like the motorists above, I'm a geek too. So I strapped my Flip Mino camera to my bike and recorded most of the trip! The Flip Facebook channel suggests I add "Eye of the tiger" as a soundtrack!
#4 From YouTube
Just a bit more "traffic": The Great Power Race is a clean energy competition between students in China, India and the United States. Join in at greatpowerrace.org. (Nice soundtrack!)
And a bit more geeky stuff: The thousands of expert climate scientists whose work forms the consensus have no celebrity, no street cred with the average person. But for a lot of people, the archetypes of scientific expertise, are more popular media figures like Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan.
Free Range Studios have a new video out. Everyone loves those so here it is:
Don't have a lot of celebrities for you this week but here is a real hero: Pavel Fomenko has helped catch up to 2,000 poachers in a single year. Guarding the world's largest sub-species of tiger - the Amur tiger - Pavel takes us through what his work entails in protecting the world's foremost iconic animal. One that is now seriously in danger of becoming extinct in the wild.
Serious stuff in a second. Just one more...
#3 Let's make fun of America in stead
(Can't take the endless misery in Somalia videos.)
"Remnants of antidepressant drugs flushed into waterways worldwide are altering shrimp behavior and making them easier prey [...] Antidepressant use is rising rapidly—more than 10 percent of U.S. citizens, or about 27 million people, used the drugs in 2005 [...] more public awareness about responsible drug disposal and better technology for breaking down pharmaceuticals at sewage works, among other solutions, could help to solve the problem."
Seriously. This is crazier than the license plates.
He's busy. But in between defending BP and apologizing for being lobbied by BP and I don't know what else, British PM David Cameron found time to hang out wiht UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a great photo op.
According to an artificial intelligence, the most interesting article on TH!NK3 this week is One in five Finns wants to cut development aid by Liisa Leeve.