Monthly Archives: June 2014

“If a foreign country can supply us with a commodity cheaper than we ourselves can make it, better buy it of them with some part of the produce of our own industry, employed in a way in which we have some advantage.”

Adam Smith (1776)

“The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.”

Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Oil Minister of Saudi Arabia, 1970s.

"Without corrective action, climate change will become irreversible at some tipping point during the twenty-first century. By 2030, food prices could be twice as high as in 2011, and half of the world’s population could be affected by severe water shortages.”

Mauro F. Guillén and Emilio Ontiveros inGlobal Turning Points, page 105.

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What does “Respondoj” mean?

The aim of respondoj.com is to give answers. In Esperanto, a constructed language that was invented in 1887 by Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, “respondo” means “answer”. If you want to build a plural in Esperanto, you simply add a “j” at the end. Therefore, the Esperanto word for “answers” is “Respondoj”.

Video: Is Matrix-Style learning possible?
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Video: Is Matrix-Style learning possible?

Learning stuff in the style of the hollywood-movie “Matrix” is still science fiction, somehow. However, scientists do conduct experiments on how to train the brain. This video gives you a brief impression on what could be possible in the future. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nilfacts Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheNilFacts/posts Further reading: http://healthland.time.com/2013/12/19/reversing-aging-not-as-crazy-as-you-think/ The aging process: http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/aging/aging-process/aging1.htm Mitochondrion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrion Cell nucleus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_nucleus NAD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotinamide_adenine_dinucleotide…

Video: What are stem cells?
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Video: What are stem cells?

Is personalized medicine for individual bodies in our future? Craig A. Kohn describes the role of these incredible, transforming cells and how scientists are harnessing their medical potential. Lesson by Craig A. Kohn, animation by Qa’ed Mai. Via TED-Ed. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-are-stem-cells-craig-a-kohn

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Welcome to Respondoj

Have a look at today’s news: There are rumors on the next iPhone, a company announced it’s earnings and it might rain this afternoon… All of this stuff might be interesting for the moment – but the value of the information will be gone in only a few hours, leaving you with nothing but the…

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