Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

viernes, 26 de agosto de 2016

A lot to solve and to discover :-(((((

Our world is full of paradoxes. A lot of efforts and investments are made to travel in the universe and find planets elsewhere, building glass bridges... while we still have areas in our world where a natural disaster can cause hundreds of victims. It is fantastic to make discoveries, but shouldn't we invest more money to solve ordinary problems on Eath such as: famine, droughts... or earthquakes?

Natural disaster:

Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 159 (BBC)  >>> The latest: Italy earthquake: Death toll reaches 247 amid rescue efforts  


Discovery of potentially Earth-like planet Proxima b raises hopes for life (The Guardian)


'I'm not afraid – it seems safe!': China opens longest glass-bottomed bridge (The Guardian) Watch this video.

Make a glossary with the most prominent words you find in both articles. Remember other articles related to these two issues in this blog:



8 comentarios:

  1. Nowadays, we are living in a world where everything is modern, avanced, technical....Almost all the money is used to build new things and to travel around the universe. But, are the real problems of our lifes solved?

    Today there are a lot of social problems such as famine, droughts, earthquakes....This 24th August, there was a earthquake in Italy that killed 159 people and that injured 368 people. The earthquake affected to several villages, all the buildings were destroyed by the earthquake. I personally think that engineers should worry more about the earquakes and not to invest money to build and discover new things. From my point of view, they should invest money to invent new structures that can stand earthquakes.

    To sum up,as far as I'm concerned today there are many problems such as famine, natural disasters, poverty, droughts....that aren't solved and they are very important because they affect directly at our lives.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez

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  3. On 24th August 2016, Italy suffered one of the biggest natural disasters of its history. Since L’Aquila earthquake in 2009 when 308 people were killed, Italy hadn’t suffered a calamity like this one: Nearly three hundred people got killed and more than four hundred people wounded. However, could this disaster have been less damaging?

    After Aquila’s disaster, in Italy new rules concerning building construction were established in order to gave money so as to build these new buildings in order to resist natural disasters, like this earthquake. So Europe gave money in order to build this new buildings. Nevertheless, this money never arrived, and in 2015 a study revealed that only a 14% of the buildings of the most vulnerable part of the country were conditioned by the Standards of Seismic Safety. Moreover, the villages and cities that were completely destroyed with the last earthquake, continue in the same way: absolutely destroyed. It’s for these reasons that the 6.2-magnitude quake that suffered the centre of Italy, ruining Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto; has been so damaging.

    But nevertheless in a paradoxical way, science has made a lot of efforts trying to find a “habitable” planet, similar to the Earth where we would be able to live in some million years, and China making the longest glass-bottomed bridge, without thinking in their own planet problems. With all that I’m not saying that is bad to invest in astronomy or in making bridges of glass. However I reckon that there are more important problems like preventing an earthquake, helping the Syrian refugees, solving world famine problem…

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  5. I think that earthquakes are terribles disasters. In big and awful cities, earthquakes aren´t dangerous, but in poor and little villages they are horrible. There are lot of fallen down houses and lot of dead people. I don´t like earthquakes. Do you know that mountains are made of earthquakes ?

  6. I don't like de earthquakes is the terrible dissaters. because destroys the city's. the earthquakes is dangerous and more in the villages who do not have any prevention system but in the city is dangerous but is lees that in villages but it's never good.

  7. On August 24, there was an earthquake in Italy that killed 159 people and injured 368 people. The earthquake affected several villages, all the buildings were destroyed by the earthquake.
    The first reports indicate serious damage in the city of Amatrice, near the epicenter and in Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto. Sergio Pirozzi, the mayor of Amatrice, declared that "Amatrice is no longer here, half of the city is destroyed." The photos of the destruction have represented a huge pile of rubble in the center of the city with only a few structures still standing in the outskirts.


  8. Earthquakes are terrible and destructive. Destroy many homes and buildings, and many people die. They do serious damage to cities. And some are very noisy.
    I hate earthquakes