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Rhiannon12866

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The Daily Show: Back in Black - The Dangers of Screen Time for Kids



Lewis Black weighs in on reports that excessive screen time is causing developmental delays in children.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Sep 15, 2019, 05:25 AM (3 replies)

Clean Energy From Nothing but Cool Night Air

When frost forms on the ground overnight even when temperatures are well above freezing, or water droplets appear on car windshields even on a clear night, the cause is often a phenomenon called radiative sky cooling.

In a paper published in the journal Joule, researchers led by a UCLA materials scientist report that they have leveraged the principles behind radiative sky cooling to develop an innovative way to produce renewable energy at night.

The approach could be adapted into a low-cost technology that could eventually be a boon for the more than 1 billion people around the world who, according to the International Energy Agency, lack reliable access to electricity. The concept could be used as a standalone technology or work in combination with solar energy to produce electricity throughout the day and night.

Radiative sky cooling is a natural phenomenon in which a surface that faces the sky ejects its heat into the air as thermal radiation. Some of that heat eventually rises to the upper atmosphere and then into colder reaches of space.

“This effect occurs naturally all the time, especially on clear nights,” said Aaswath Raman, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering who led the study. “The result is that the object ejecting the heat, whether it’s a car, the ground or a building, will be slightly cooler than the ambient temperature.”

The new technology takes advantage of that difference in temperatures by capturing some of the heat from the surrounding air that would otherwise rise into the sky and converting it into electricity.


Read more: https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/news/clean-energy-from-nothing-but-cool-night-air-323938



The technology could eventually aid the more than 1 billion people around the world who lack reliable access to electricity. Credit: UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Sep 15, 2019, 05:17 AM (3 replies)

The Daily Show: Greta Thunberg - Inspiring Others to Take a Stand Against Climate Change



Sixteen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why she traveled to America in a zero emissions boat and lays out the direct impact climate change has on the planet.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Sep 15, 2019, 02:25 AM (0 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 9/13/19

Monologue: Snap, Crackle, Pop



Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including the Democratic debate and President Trump's latest firing.




Bari Weiss: How to Fight Anti-Semitism



New York Times staff editor and writer Bari Weiss joins Bill to discuss anti-Semitism in America.




New Rule: Ranks for Everything



In his editorial New Rule, Bill calls for an end to the practice of turning consumers into critics.




Overtime: Michael Moore, Bari Weiss, Krystal Ball, Michael Steele, Fernand Amandi



Bill Maher and his guests answer viewer questions after the show.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Sep 14, 2019, 02:28 AM (7 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest Eric Holder's Family Didn't Want Him to Run for President in 2020



Eric Holder tells a story about his intimidating encounter with Muhammad Ali, the blurring role of the attorney general under President Trump and his fight against gerrymandering.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:41 PM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - The Third Democratic Debate - 9/12/19






Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Trump Fires Bolton, Oldest Person Ever to Give Birth



Seth's favorite jokes from the week of September 9.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:39 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump Fires John Bolton



President Trump abruptly fires National Security Adviser John Bolton, but Bolton’s side of the story creates drama in the White House.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:32 PM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest 'Pod Save America' Host Jon Lovett

Jon Lovett: Some Of The Jokes On The Debate Stage Missed The Mark



The 'Pod Save America' host, on tour now with his stage show 'Lovett Or Leave It,' joins Stephen Colbert's live broadcast to discuss the winners and losers at the latest Democratic Presidential Debate.



FYI: If you're looking for Stephen Colbert's live monologue (and Opening) following the debate, it's posted in Democratic Primaries:

Stephen Colbert: Sparks Fly At Third Dem Debate - Colbert's LIVE Monologue - and Opening
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287276421




Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 13, 2019, 05:19 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest CNN Host Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper Weighs In On Julián Castro's Attack On Joe Biden



The host of CNN's 'The Lead with Jake Tapper' joins Stephen Colbert to look at the high and low moments from the third Democratic Presidential Debate, including the tense exchange between Joe Biden and Julián Castro.




Jake Tapper: Warren, Biden & Sanders Will Go All The Way To The Convention



The host of CNN's 'The Lead with Jake Tapper,' who claims he's not good at making predictions, tells Stephen Colbert how he thinks the Democratic Presidential primary will play out.




FYI: If you're looking for Stephen Colbert's live monologue (and Opening) following the debate, it's posted in Democratic Primaries:

Stephen Colbert: Sparks Fly At Third Dem Debate - Colbert's LIVE Monologue - and Opening
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287276421


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 13, 2019, 05:11 AM (0 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher guests - Friday, September 13, 2019

Real Time with Bill Maher guests - Friday, September 13, 2019
Real Time with Bill Maher continues its 17th season Friday, September 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:30 p.m., exclusively on HBO.

Author Bari Weiss is the top-of-show interview guest.

Filmmaker Michael Moore is the mid-show interview guest.

The roundtable guests are political strategist/podcast host Fernand Amandi, "Rising" host/author Krystal Ball and former RNC Chair/podcast host Michael Steele.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 13, 2019, 04:58 AM (0 replies)
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