21 April 2013

Animated overlapping of diseases

Animated overlapping of diseases well done.

Source: link

16 April 2013

Most Powerful Microbatteries

The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries to jump-start a dead car battery -- and then recharge the phone in the blink of an eye. 

"This is a whole new way to think about batteries," The new microbatteries offer both power and energy, and by tweaking the structure a bit, the researchers can tune them over a wide range on the power-versus-energy scale.
With so much power, the batteries could enable sensors or radio signals that broadcast 30 times farther, or devices 30 times smaller. The batteries are rechargeable and can charge 1,000 times faster than competing technologies
"Any kind of electronic device is limited by the size of the battery -- until now" ... like RFID.

Source: link

Unpublishded: 2D semiconductors (0,7nm x 15layers)

14 April 2013

What makes us feel good about our work (and life)?

Purpose & Progress; appreciated progress towards a purpose
Builders v.s. Evaluators; the process & the end product
Efficiency & Meaning; putting meaning in each step of the process.
Teamwork, department, company, society, humanity, life; scales of layers of the above.

Unpublished: Science litteracy & Std of living, ROI/ROC (output/input)

07 April 2013

What is your social class?

People in the UK now fit into seven social classes, a major survey conducted by the BBC suggests. More than 161,000 people took part in the Great British Class Survey (the largest study of class in the UK.). Take the Quick test. This research suggests that class has three dimensions - economic, social and cultural.

  • Elite - the most privileged group in the UK, distinct from the other six classes through its wealth. This group has the highest levels of all three capitals
  • Established middle class - the second wealthiest, scoring highly on all three capitals. The largest and most gregarious group, scoring second highest for cultural capital
  • Technical middle class - a small, distinctive new class group which is prosperous but scores low for social and cultural capital. Distinguished by its social isolation and cultural apathy
  • New affluent workers - a young class group which is socially and culturally active, with middling levels of economic capital
  • Traditional working class - scores low on all forms of capital, but is not completely deprived. Its members have reasonably high house values, explained by this group having the oldest average age at 66
  • Emergent service workers - a new, young, urban group which is relatively poor but has high social and cultural capital
  • Precariat, or precarious proletariat - the poorest, most deprived class, scoring low for social and cultural capital

01 April 2013

Non profit organisations & CEO Salaries

"Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. "

Charity to who: TED videovia blog postcharitywatch
...'dividend transfer' from the profit to non-profit sector...how inefficient when taxes is not an option.

Unpublished: How to create high profit, Bibliotekstoppen - Ekonomi, Economic democracy (company governance), DN, The employees are never a problem