Lukashenko sits protests

Lukashenko sits protests

Demonstration in minsk on 30. August. Image: homoatrox / CC BY-SA-3.0

Four weeks after the prasidal elections in weibussland, the protest movement goes on against allegedly folded elections. But the movement stagnates. A mass strike movement is not there and a clear political program is missing

On the 30th. August pulled a three-kilometer demonstration train through minsk and demanded the jerkiness of prassident aleksander lukashenko. There are also rallies of women demonstrating all in woman and with flowers in hand. Even students went to the strain. The police step partly very brutally.

Greece: situation of the escape is getting more dramatic

Greece: Situation of the escape is getting more dramatic

Fleet shelf in athens. Image: wassilis aswestopoulos

Violence of the police, powerlessness of the state and solidarity of the burgern

An obviously racist-motivated surgery of a uniformed police officer on kos has taken care of in greece for a wave of emport. As the first of the AP video journalist dalton bennett reported, a police officer armed with a combat knife in front of the city hall of kos escape from syria and immigrants from pakistan, stepped, and pushed. Several hundreds of them were in front of the town hall to get the six-month stay due to the government.

Tantalus agonies when buying a cell phone?

What the global cell phone boom has to do with the metal tantalum and rebel groups in the democratic republic of congo

Tantalus was banished to the underworld, where he suffered the torments of eternal hunger and thirst. Agonies of a moral nature should plague the buyers of cell phones in this country. Your cell phone contains components made of tantalum, a metal named after the above-mentioned greek king of myths. This, in turn, could have come from the democratic republic of congo and its sale could have served to finance the burgerkrieg that has been going on there since 1998, as new scientist claims in its current ie

Tantalum (symbol: ta) is a rare metal that is extremely resistant to heat and acid, is very dense and at the same time easy to process. Because of these favorable properties, it is used, for example, in the manufacture of surgical equipment and in aircraft construction. The demand for this metal has increased dramatically, however, because it is also ideally suited for the production of components for cell phones, pagers and computers: because of its good conductivity, it is used for the production of capacitors, important components that regulate electrical current.

Paradox of the economy

About solvency and insolvency

To see an incipient world economic crisis as a manifestation of the (class) contradiction between capital and labor, to ame from a marxist perspective that capitalism is about to abdicate, would certainly be puffery. And yet, with the sociologist niklas luhmann1 , who died in 1997, we could see in the present situation that the problem revealed in this crisis is even more fundamental. It is much more elementary to recognize the paradox that the economic system has to cover in its functioning with each of its everyday operations – payments. Namely, that every payment leads simultaneously to the ability to pay and to the inability to pay; every payment leads to the inability to pay for the payer in the same amount as it leads to the inability to pay for the recipient.

A functioning economy must therefore ensure that this paradox remains invisible. The payments constituting the economy were otherwise blocked, the economic system collapsed. The fact that in the money economy the preservation is trusted, thus the trust advance of the acceptance of payments is covered by the security of a thereby made possible expenditure under basically same conditions, is a condition making at least exchange economy possible. The paradox that payments as payments – in pure self-reference – simultaneously generate both solvency and insolvency is resolved by reference to external conditions. In luhmann’s diction, the distinction, which has become questionable, unstable due to the paradox, is reinterpreted by reference to another distinction "deparadoxes". Was long considered the gold standard in this sense external, "deparadoxing" condition, nowadays have the central banks as "wahrungshuter", as institutions conceived in this sense in the broadest possible independence, to provide for consistent conditioning of payments in the period of income and expenditure. In the case of a strong change of conditions from payment to payment, as is the case with hyperinflation, the elementary paradox of the economy became visible, blocking payment transactions.

Seeing through hores

Sensory replacement works better with non-invasive technique than implantation or embryonic stem cell injection, study finds

The brain is plastic and still capable of learning, albeit in a limited way, in old age. This can be exploited to replace a sensory receptor such as the eye or cochlea, damaged by disease or accident, with another sensory modality. Stimuli are received by a sensor and transmitted to the respective, still intact sensory brain area, which continues to process these stimuli as if they were visual or auditory stimuli. So you can see by touch or by hearing. And it is also possible to extend perception with new sensors as new sensory modalities, which has so far been demonstrated in animal experiments (sixth sense through neuroprosthesis)?).

As a rule, a technique of sensory institution presupposes an intervention into the brain, because like an electrode must be implanted in the corresponding sensory area. In addition, substitution always involves the question of how well resolved a visual perception is, which is mediated, for example, by tactile stimuli. Compared to the ear or especially the eye, the skin has only a small resolution, so the images transmitted through it can only be a little "sharply" can be. The resolution of the auditory system should therefore be able to provide better results, especially since blind people hear much more and more accurately than sighted people.

Cause research of the past expo failure begins

The others are always to blame

So far, the few visitors get lost on the grounds and in the halls of the first world’s fair "EXPO 2000" in hanover. The first 523 employees have been laid off. The media, for example, are to blame with their pessimism.

Predicted and exactly planned as a source of income for the 1. Day of the world exhibition in hanover 250.000visitors. Just a few days before the official opening, this figure was quickly reduced to 150,000 visitors.000 visitors. But the presale then already remained at 56.000 tickets sold. The state government quickly invited 28 EXPO schools to visit the EXPO. The german railroad jumped also still fast with 5.000 free tickets from 7 p.M., so that the area did not look quite so ode in the evening. According to the general commissioner birgit breuel, there really should not be any more free tickets. But also the accreditations of the ca. 6.000 construction workers were simply extended by one day. This was not defined as free tickets, but as a thank you to the many hard-working hands. Nevertheless, it seemed to be a flop at first, but then the visitors just came spontaneously. In the end, more than 150 people strolled through the exhibition.000 visitors on the grounds of the world exhibition. You should not worry about the number of visitors, either, because "the expo is not a 100-meter race, but a marathon run", said EXPO spokesman lampersbach about it.

General flynn: hardliner against islamists and iran

general flynn: hardliner against islamists and iran

Screenshot from flynn’s infamous lock-clinton-one speech at the republican party convention in cleveland

The intelligence general who made black ops his trademark will become the trump administration’s national security adviser

With the election of gen. Michael T. The appointment of general flynn as national security adviser illustrates a basic political orientation of the new U.S. Administration that trump was already keen to recognize during the election campaign.

Perplexed by the crisis

The economic slump left its mark on the WEF in davos, but the world social forum in belem is also looking for a perspective

Where should the journey go? This question was asked in the past few days by the elites from business and politics at the world economic forum in davos, as well as by the many thousands of globalization critics who met at the same time in the brazilian city of belem for the world social forum. At both meetings we love to see more active politicians than in the past years. At both meetings, the question of perspective was no longer surmountable. But here the similarities already stop.

Perplexed by the crisis

Chancellor merkel was also there and called for a world economic council, while praising the german social market economy as exemplary. Photo: swiss-image.Ch/photo by sebastian derungs

Ex-eu commissioner dimas fails again in third round of elections

SYRIZA leads in new election polls – euro again in jeopardy

Today at noon, former EU environment commissioner stavros dimas, nominated by prime minister antonis samaras as a candidate for the presidency, failed for the third time to achieve the required majority of 180 votes in the athens parliament. Instead, he came out – as he did in the last vote on 23. December – only 168. Now the parliament will be dissolved and there will be new elections on 25 january. January to new elections.

The governing coalition, in which the liberal-conservative nea dimokratia cooperates with the social-democratic PASOK, jointly holds 155 seats. Voting with her were members of the dimokratiki aristera ("democratic left"), which was part of the governing coalition until 2013, two ex-members of the nationalist chrysi avgi ("golden dawn") who separated from their party and other independent deputies. Previously, samaras had offered such deputies government posts if they chose dimas.

Titanic planet around giant star

One of the brightest stars in the winter sky has a planetary companion

Artie hatzes, director of the thuringer landessternwarte tautenburg, has once again located an extrasolar planet with his team. This time it’s a giant gas giant orbiting the massive star pollux. The team that tracked the giant planet includes hatzes, eike guenther, michael hartmann and massimiliano esposito (thuringer landessternwarte tautenburg) and michaela dollinger (european southern observatory).

The thuringian state observatory tautenburg is located about 15 kilometers north of the university town jena and operates the largest optical telescope in germany with a mirror diameter of two meters and last but not least the "tautenburg exoplanet search telescope" (TEST) with a mirror of 30 centimeters. In its operating mode as a schmidt telescope, the 2-meter telescope in thuringen is the coarsest of its kind in the world.