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Acid rain. Smallpox.
The disappearing ozone layer...

Just a short time ago, much of the world saw these things as our inevitable destiny. Fortunately, positive-minded scientists saw them as mere technical problems – to be overcome, just like any other scientific problem. And now they are overcoming them. Today, this scientific spirit continues in unusual, fascinating and uplifting ways in order to solve
our next generation of defining societal challenges based around big issues like climate & energy, food & nutrition, and health & wellness. A handful of inspirational people - that you’ve probably never heard of - are proving that science doesn’t just change the game.
It can change our world.

You just need big ideas and an even bigger heart...


 

“Instead of mosquitoes killing us, we’re killing them.”

- BART KNOLS -
SCIENTIST

Underneath the mango tree

The eave tube is a simple plastic pipe with a remarkable mosquito-killing gauze fitted into the walls beneath the roofs of African houses. It’s one of several life-saving innovations to be born underneath the mango tree, thanks to Dr Bart Knols and a team of more than 40 researchers from five countries, that he orchestrates.

As a renowned authority in malaria, Bart got tired of writing research papers about mosquitoes without putting that knowledge into practice…so he decided to set up a company that does just that. Not an easy decision when a glittering and comfortable career in academia beckons and you have a family and mortgage to consider…

Having raised all-important funding from the EU, Bart’s team decided to develop simple and affordable new tools to combat mosquitoes. So to help brainstorm ideas for killing malaria, he and a team of scientists flew out to Tanzania, where the disease is rife. But this team wasn’t full of entomologists like himself. Instead it brought together experts from unrelated fields, with different ideas and backgrounds. And together, they did their thinking and talking…underneath a mango tree: Very fruitful it proved too.

The result was the simple eave tube. Today, more than 1,500 homes in Tanzania have been fitted with eave tubes, protecting some 7,000 people. Bart’s dream is to tackle a further 1.2 million homes around Lake Victoria where malaria infects every third child. Tubes are reducing the number of malaria mosquitoes indoors by 85-90%. “For the first time in a very long time people tell us they are sleeping more peacefully at night,” says Bart.

And since dedicating his life to the massacre of malaria, so is he.


 

“I thought that if these crazy people asking for funding can start a business, so can I.”

- MOLLY MORSE -
SCIENTIST

Getting bioplastics off the ground

What if we could produce plastic using one of nature’s most potent greenhouse gases (methane)? And what if that plastic wasn’t harmful to the environment but naturally biodegradable? What impact might an innovation like this have on the oceans, global warming, and the seemingly inevitable droughts, floods and human suffering it will cause to future generations?

This is the question that drifted into the mind of Molly Morse one fine day in California while consulting for a venture capital firm and listening to yet another bioscience pitch from people who didn’t really know what they were talking about; and then suddenly realizing that: She did.

Within a few weeks Molly was learning how to create a start-up company from scratch. As a result, Mango Materials’ first field lab was based inside an old shipping container, with just one computer shared between four people, and not enough chairs.

The inspiration? Molly had conducted PhD research at Stanford University involving the production and biodegradation of a naturally occurring biopolymer, polyhydroxyalkanote (PHA). As a result she and her colleagues succeeded in creating a unique way of producing PHA using bacteria fed by methane.

And so, she decided to commercialize it.

Today, Mango Materials can produce methane-based PHA at cost parity to oil-based plastics. The current goal is to scale-up production to ten million pounds of biodegradable plastic, which requires a staggering half billion cubic feet of methane: Gas that would otherwise be trapping heat in the atmosphere and warming up our planet.


 

“We couldn’t immediately figure out a way to make it…but then again, we couldn’t figure out why not.”

- ROBERT IRVING & RICHARD LITTLE -
SCIENTISTS

A blueprint to walk again

“Most of us don’t realize what the human body is capable of until it’s too late.”

So says Robert Irving, co-inventor of REX – an astonishing ‘walking machine’ like no other. It contains 29 computers (the brain); 10 power Units (the muscles); hundreds of wires (the nerves); and a frame (the skeleton). Plus a joystick for steering. A total of 4,320 components – of which 4,318 are custom-made.

 

Like many great inventions it was born out of necessity. Robert was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in 2004 and with it an 80% chance of being wheelchair-bound. His best pal (and fellow engineer) Richard Little suggested they invent a pair of bionic legs to help him.

“We sat in the pub and scribbled down the first, very rough blueprint on the back of a beer coaster. It then took two years of working weekends in the garage before we finally had a working version, able to walk by itself.”

After a further six years and many ‘dark nights’ (including the sacrifice of family time, sleep and at times, sanity) they received funding for their start up, Rex Bionics.

Today, REX bionic legs are benefitting people from Korea to the United States, from paraplegics or stroke sufferers. For these people - for now at least - technology has beaten medicine in the race to help them walk again.

“Every time REX helps someone stand up it’s a deeply emotional experience for everyone,” he says. People have to literally re-imagine their lives again.”

With an estimated five million potential users in Europe and the United States alone, work has now begun on the next REX.

As for Robert, he continues to stand on his own two feet – in every respect.


 

“With billions of people hungry for protein, spirulina could be the spinach of the future.”

- SAUMIL SHAH -
SCIENTIST

Going green

Back in the 1970s, spirulina - a high-protein, bright green algae found in remote corners of the world - was hailed as the “super food of the future”. With three times the protein of a chicken breast but just a fraction of the carbon footprint…how could it not be?

Several decades of disappointment followed. Even NASA scientists couldn't grow it truly efficiently (although of course growing any plant on a spacecraft is quite some challenge). Since then spirulina has been grown in laboratories and in both natural and man-made lakes. And now…the rooftops of Bangkok.

It's the ultimate in urban farming: Using otherwise vacant real estate to grow crops. And it's all the brainchild of Saumil Shah - a former aerospace engineer who decided to leave his corporate job and become a social entrepreneur.

"What always fascinated me was the ability of spirulina to remove CO2 from our atmosphere and use it to grow very quickly. In fact spirulina can double its mass in two to four days." Today, some 1,500 square meters of Bangkok urban space (including the roof of the famous Novotel in Siam Square) is doubling as a spirulina farm. The plant is growing in semi-transparent and interconnected plastic tubs that feed through to a centralized harvesting unit, thus requiring very little space, water and manual labor compared to traditional methods.

Which is why Saumil's company EnerGaia is today providing spirulina in fresh paste, powdered, and frozen formats - as well as a range of spirulina pastas and bottled fruit juices.

Not that it’s been easy. “I began in 2009 and have been largely self-funded ever since. Sometimes I wonder if I'm throwing my savings away but then I see our products benefitting real people and realize it’s too late to stop now. Although we could definitely use some help from like-minded people!”

EnerGaia has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign offering its sprulina products as rewards. For anyone interested in supporting this cause please see the link below.

Science inspires us. How does it inspire you?

Do you know of...

An unsung scientific hero doing great things for society?
An obscure product or solution that is changing the world?
A discovery or an idea that could benefit people or planet?

We would love to hear about it.

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Niru321@gmail.com
Niruja July 20, 2016 8:32 PM

I have an idea to solve the energy crisis. Because in space something doesn't stop moving until there is something of equal opposite force to make it stop, if you could somehow send a wind-turbine like device into space and make it spin really fast it would continue to spin that fast, and then if you began to take energy from it as it spins you would have infinite energy. Of course you need to get the energy back to Earth somehow .but it should work
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Undestructab July 18, 2016 7:06 AM
these people that iv'e have watched is inspiring because,imagine it,they were sacrificing theirselves for all the people,i like the last part when the accomplish everything
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Isaac amui June 4, 2016 1:06 PM
A lot of ideas have been pounding in my head but how to invert the ideas is the biggest problem.l have no materials and extend knowledge on science and technology. I hope you can help direct me to a site or an assistance where I can gather all the information I need .Am from Ghana ,God bless Ghana.
Thank you
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Amir May 13, 2016 12:43 PM
I have developed a novel algorithm to solve subset sum problem in polynomial time. My experiments have proven its correctness for reasonably large sets. I am sure that my algorithm is a breakthrough in computational complexity and will bring new avenues in encryption. I want to present my algorithm to tech companies for commercial use. I already have received an offer but the company is not a big fish in tech world.
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tina kennedy May 10, 2016 2:59 AM
It is so important for society to have men & women that give their life working for the good of everyone. It is heart warming!
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diyash2501@gmail.com
DIYA April 14, 2016 3:20 PM
See so i feel science is all about creation,innovation n yes all about patients science itself means crazy experiments which hs no limits its something which blows your mind..i greatly follow Albert Einstein n admire is theory such as the theory of special relativity n theory of gravitational waves by the way i really want to be a respected and renowned scientist
thnx diya
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Patrick March 27, 2016 6:00 AM
What is the name of the song that is being sung toward the end of the video?
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Guest March 29, 2016 10:38 AM
Dead Man's Bones - Lose Your Soul
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Brianna March 17, 2016 5:32 AM
I LIKE THE ALGAE IDEA!!!
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Shu February 15, 2016 8:26 PM
Hi. Have some ideas for inventions since many years. Some simple ones for the common people and a few quite technical and revolutionary. But I got no means to actually build these stuffs. Everyday I got to go out to earn my livelihood and in the evening when I return home I'm too dead tired to do anything. As time goes on I see other people in other countries having the same idea and actually inventing them. Now as I realise that I'll never be able to fulfill my dreams I give away some of my simple ideas on the internet.
Thanks for listening/reading :)
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Nícolas Lancaster February 5, 2016 1:00 AM
Thank you for this video, I'm 17 years literally inventing scientific instruments for universities and my financial life is almost a ruin because of the absence of immediate market for these devices and their technologies. But they have served their purpose well. I can not hide that I am very close to quitting my job. The forces are already missing me.
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I know not only one, but few astronomers/ amateus astronomers in the city I live, Aracaju, Sergipe (in Brazil) that spend hours of their time teaching astronomy for free and for all ages. Some of them work with more expositives works (such as observations and teaching how to process data) and others with more of a theoretical part, such as making reading clubs to discuss articles! It's really nice spreading science (specialy astronomy) around the world!
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ovidiu.strajeru@gmail.com
Ovidiu January 23, 2016 10:36 PM
Hi,

There is a scientist in Romania who invented a device for engines that makes them run on hydrogen, by extracting it from water. It works with any liquid, to be more accurate. If you are interested to know more about his invention, I will help you to contact him :)
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Hermann.scharf@gmx.de
Richard December 31, 2015 1:35 AM
The "Khan Academy" and his founder "Salman Khan" has inspired me lately, after stumbling across a lot of "fun science videos" from YouTube channels like Vsauce, Veritasium, Smarter every day, scishow etc... I was encouraged to educate myself! And the Khan Academy has provided free education in math, science and other topics!

Salman Khan is my scientific hero, doing great things for society by providing free, high quality education for everybody (I live in Germany and aced my English and math exams thanks to him)
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This reminds me about Fredrick C. Cuny (or something) and how he tried to solve things practically and not from an uneducated perspective.
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Ulises Equihua December 25, 2015 7:13 PM
My parents didn't get the same education me and my siblings are getting. When I try to tell them something about a new discovery in Science (which I get really excited about) they just turn me down and say that that's not possible. I love Science, Science is just super amazing and I can't wait to show my parents these stories to prove to them that it IS possible and it's already happening around the world, right now as we speak.
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kivanc.gocmengil@gmail.com
kivanc December 16, 2015 8:51 PM
How can we help other scientists out there achieve their dreams to make it a better world ?
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company December 23, 2015 10:04 AM
Thank you for your question. Finding ways to help each other is indeed key in improving science’s impact on society. Recently our Chief Innovation Officer Rob van Leen published a blog about this topic on the World Economic Forum platform https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/12/why-the-world-needs-to-embrace-science/. We would welcome your views about his ideas and suggestions.
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philippe-ville@aliceadsl.fr
Ville December 15, 2015 7:44 PM
Wonderfull,
It gives me strength to continue and believe again and again that everybody can change a little bit the world.
Thanks
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Christian Eiden December 15, 2015 2:50 PM
Hi,
I'm Chris. I'm 18 years old and live in Austria, Salzburg.
In the near future i want to study physics, astronomy and astrophysics. So yea, i fucking love sience!

People see me like a normal teenager. But i'm not. I trie to make the world a better place for every single creatur. How i do this? The answer is simple. I stoped eating meat from restaurants like McDonadl's or Burgerking and this save thousands of liters of water. For example to manufacture one cheesburger you need +/- 2.500,00 L. of water. Water for the cow and her food. A lot of people laught me out when they have heard this thesis for the first time. But hey today that's my contribution for our Earth. Let's see what it will be tomorrow.

The following idea is a little bit sience and a lot of fiction but i think that it's possible with the technology of today and tomorrow. We are exploiting our planate so much that in the near future we will earn a lot of trubble for our mistakes of today. So why shoud we destroy our enviromente if there are billions of opportunities to mine recorces from our solar system. For example the planet Venus. Venus is a rocky planet like Earth, Mars and Merkur. The Venus consists of so much carbon, gold, platinum and liquid iron that the possibilities for building big structures and advanced technology are enormously.

I'm worried about our future. Today it's a shame for the human breed to live on such a beautiful planet like our own but i think we can do it better.

A BIG THANKS to all sientists out there!
Thank you for making the world every day a little bit better.

Thank you!
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Gabrielle.gonzales@OIC-INC.com
Gabrielle.gonzales@OIC-INC.com
Gabrielle J. Gonzales December 22, 2015 9:40 PM
Wow I like your energy!! To see someone who is pumped about even doing a little to help out the planet, especially my own age is great. I'm planning on studying Electrical engineering and biology next year at university, so I'm big on talking to like minded people who are in love with science but also want to do something for this planet.

Do you have any other ideas you're jumping on right now? If so, can you explain it a bit?

It's nice to hear that this generation, across the globe, wants to make change for this planet across the globe. For all the hours in the lab, I thank you. For all the hours in the field, I thank you. And for all the hours out spreading your message, I thank you.

Thank you innovators and dedicated changers of the world.

I thank you.

And to all the scientist out there, and professors who have inspired me: thank you so much for pushing all of use to work towards change as well as changing the world your self.
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All I want is to be able to work in the research of molecular oncology. All I need is to be able to study in an university like Harvard, Oxford or the John Hopkins Institute. I believe science can change the world, and I'll give my life for it.
When I was 12, I had a project to develop aerogels at school, but got no support. Being 15 now, just a year left to get to the university, I have my goal. I will be proud to join the cause, to change the world through science. All I need is opportunity. Here in Brazil, I don't have it, but I will do what I can to achieve my goal.
Thank you for spreading this campaign, for encouraging people all over the world. Thank you, DSM.
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surendra.kolluri@dsm.com
Surendra November 12, 2015 10:05 AM
I like The Blog. Its Very Informative.
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Use CO2 as a feedstock instead of disposing it as a waste.
We are developing a process to have this acid (carbonic acid) react with alkaline minerals (i.e. Olivine) to produce Magnesium-Carbonate and Silica. These products could replace existing products and thereby make value from the products.
I.e. in concrete (for a higher packing density), paper (to replace Precipitated Calcium-Carbonate) and polymers (to replace Wollastonite or finely grounded lime).

Please see our website: www.innovationconcepts.eu

Pol Knops
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hi,i am a child.my dream is to make this world become like filmwith
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nice stuff
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There is still hope in this world!!!!!
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I like the blog
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Srinivas Channappa November 12, 2015 9:58 AM
really like the blog
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Superbbbbb Love to have this type off awesome scientists thnaks for all off them
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Inspired me to do something for my world...Lets DO IT!
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I like it!!!
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Beautiful People!
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I sometimes feel helpless in this world. Like there's nothing I can do about all these problems that present themselves everyday. It makes me happy to see that I'm not the only one worrying about those problems and to know that there exists all these great possibilities. I hope all of these projects will be a part of the future reality.
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Please, include Emmy Noether in the great pioneers gallery!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Noether

She was one of the most fundamental theoretical scientists and her main topics of study are to this day crucial for modern science: the theorem of Noether about conservation laws and the abstract algebra of rings and ideals.

One of the greatest mathematical-physicist of all time. And above that, she was one of the first female scientist, too.
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company October 5, 2015 9:15 AM
Thank you so much for your suggestion. We will be taking the addition of the profile of Emmy Noether into consideration.
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If this kind of thing were broadcast on television in place of our current absolutely mindless consumerist advertising, we'd be living in a totally different world. I'm trying to go to college to be a biochemist but it seems everywhere I look there's overwhelming apathy for the advancement of science and the protection of basic human interests. Our species and this planet are suffering, and the most potent solutions to our problems will be found through science. Not business, not art, not religion. To me, this is incredibly self-evident, and yet I never find it difficult to find people who give science the same weight as everything else. I know I'm not the only one, but I really wish there were more of us. And there could be, were it not for massive entertainment industries and sensationalist media outlets keeping so many people placated with our crumbling world.

Obviously I'm making generalizations, but my point is this; I watch videos like this, I hear about various scientific and technological advancements near and far, I see the names and sometimes faces of the people responsible, and I am inspired. Then I look elsewhere and it seems like no one else cares. I feel like even if I put in work for years and years to advance what I believe in, it won't make a difference.
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company October 5, 2015 9:22 AM
Thank you for your comment and observations. We believe that in order to really change perception we together should continue to inspire and excite individuals of all ages, but particularly the young, about the power of responsible science to advance the enduring quality of life on the planet.
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We should find a way to make paper and homes without cutting trees, because, we might cut down all pur trees, and we might have a problem with our air.

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Excellent. From japanese sightseener
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Very inspiring!
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free energy can solve everything next!
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I love this movie. normaly I could skip ads on YouTube, but I just had too keep on watching. OMG! I just love it. I think it's inspirational and amazing. After wtching this I just want too become that scientist even more. I love science, and I love watching THROUGH THE WARMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN. Science is a part of me, and I want to embrace it. I will defenetly check this website out more often.
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I found this site through a YouTube ad and found it truly inspirational!

A few years ago I decided to become a science educator (high school chemistry) and videos like these fuel my passion for science. I am eager to be a part of shaping young minds to help them become more scientifically minded—where they see problems and search for a way to fix them.
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I found your presentation of science very confusing. Nonetheless, I support your approach (if I understand it) and will support it fully. Please report back to me with intererim reports, as this is critical to my support of the process you envise.

Sincerely,

G.McMurray, Ph.D.
Marine Ecologist
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company September 14, 2015 2:27 PM
Dear Gregory, thanks for your comments. Could you please specify your request by sending an e-mail to bright.science@dsm.com and we will look into this.
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This is why I want to become an engineer. Thank yo so much for this video and fueling my passion for science and helping others.
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one day, i'll be there.
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change the educational system (just a small feat) where this is automatically shown in the schools; grade school through college. Text books are not only outdated. . . and are written by people with a specific agenda. .having the teachers use the internet for learning themselves and educating their students with innovative ideas, technology above and beyond the next iphone "10" or new killing machine video that's out. mind valley currently has programs for adults on personal growth issues but also sharing innovative ideas within their mindvalley circle. I know expanding education to include kids is what's next .. so what you and others are doing here (your part) can be included and even jump start those program. We need to develop generations of kids to adults who are programmed to see, learn, inspire and "do" for others, as opposed to the typical shoe box format of learning. I saw a high school valedictorian from 2010-Erica Goldson. Her speech was the most inspirational and profound one I've ever heard at her age and level. She said that she was the best memorizer. . .now what? youtube it.
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I absolutely agree.
The education system is outdated and still only gets kids to a certain level of understanding (if you could even call it that) in a challenging, unfriendly environment. This needs to change.
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outstanding . .. team up with the community, mindvalley and experience the rapid awareness of sharing what science can do and what mind valley wants and is doing. they are helping people with learing more than what we we "taught" to learn in the school systems (study, memorize, do what you're told and get good grades). Even these scientists went outside the box in their respected fields of study. making these discoveries more mainstream and partnering up with several groups help do just that. I admire mind valley and what they've done and are doing and I'm sure they would LOVE to include you all in one of their awesomefest sessions. they even have their own mindvalley "ted x" talks. Im sure you all know of the hundreds of on line investment groups that can help. Re/the spirulina. . check out naturalnew.com, naturalnews tv, david "the avocado" wolfe-both have large followings. . and people know other people. The plastics, I'm so with her. Taking something "negative" and literally making it a positive needs the spot light and funding. As you all know we're dealing with the "powers that be" and many previous scientists were in their shoes, Tesla, Royal Rife, Johanna Budwig just to name a few. But the six degrees of separation can hel p"us" reach the right people (the money bag people) but WE are all the right people? Look at Gregg Braden and Bruce Lipton.Share with everyone but also the organizations that hae a following. Re/the bionic legs, use us vets and actor, gary sinise as well (get the media in there). Re/africa and malaria.. what about teaming up with the hemp industry (building material) in conjunction with these tubes. Hemp material (buildings) is a growing market and gaining a lot of attention. . so use the coat tails of other(s) industries to help bolster your cause and accomplish your goals. Remember that line from My Big Fat Greek Wedding movie. . . "the man may be the head of the household, but the woman is the neck. . and she can move the head any way she wants.: Be the neck. These are simply my immediate thoughts and not to diminish all the years, thought, effort, energy and sacrifices they have put into these endeavors. I applaud what these scientist have and are doing; their sacrifices, challenges. Once the people truly know what can and is being done .. the powers that be can not hold the people back. Indifference is a crime, fear creates indifference and crimes. We need for empaths, less covert narcissists (pretending to care but really don't and actually contribute to the harm/damage--hello corporations and governments). This is also an opportunity to merge with the "spiritual" community. We LOVE science and improving the world. . use us for your greater good.much love and appreciation. don't stop and thank you.
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I can't imagine it is possible for any scientist who cares not to be moved by the DSM commercial I just watched on YouTube this morning. As an aspiring biologist who is also currently minoring in environmental studies, I spend most of my days (& nights) immersed in realizations of just how much daily damage we do to each other, to the planet and all it's inhabitants. And though I typically find motivation in fighting the good fight, sometimes I need to be reminded that not all humans are working against my efforts. So, I'd like to call special attention to YOU and this organization for being that little light of inspiration that was much needed as I prepare for another day of research, which ultimately sparks very passionate responses from this passionate lady. Science is the most beautiful medium. I can't wait to learn more about this organization!
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I have an idea to solve the energy crisis. Because in space something doesn't stop moving until there is something of equal opposite force to make it stop, if you could somehow send a wind-turbine like device into space and make it spin really fast it would continue to spin that fast, and then if you began to take energy from it as it spins you would have infinite energy. Of course you need to get the energy back to Earth somehow but it should work.
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It would not work, creating electricity produce a force opposite to the mouvement, so it would stop. For energy, the best way to think and avoid false supposition is to actually think in terms of energy. The energy of the rotation of an objet (in Joules) can be use to produce at maximum the same amout of energy in electricity ( usually KiloWattHour which represent the same type of mesure) in witch case the objet stop it's rotation.

You cannot create energy, you can only transfer/convert it, or produce it by chemistry. (For example, the wind turbine actually take some of the wind energy, making it go insignificantly less fast)
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Inspiring and emotional video. Is there a call to action for the rest of us? What should we be dong to help? Does DSM even need out help?
I would like to discuss some of your ventures into SVF and ADSC. That's what I can do to help. Hope to hear from you.
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company September 7, 2015 1:04 PM
Thank you for your feedback, could you send us an e-mail on e-mail bright.science@dsm.com
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Every person has a passion, a story, a dream. We pursue opportunities to make a difference in the world, in the lives of others and in ourselves. This is an awesome video that inspires me to get out there everyday and keep making a difference.
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I think it is very worthwhile to popularize science and scientists. There is too much distrust of science out there, especially in the USA. Purveyors of religion and quack medicine are working overtime to dumb down and fleece the gullible. Fear mongers who spread lies about vaccines, GMOs, and flouride in drinking water seem to have more political power than the scientific community. The Internet has been a boon to these quacks and their organizations. Disinformation can be spread and become "common knowledge" much faster than the real experts can debunk it. Good luck in your good cause
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Great inspiring video. What is the song in the background (I get up to the beat of the drums…)?
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company September 7, 2015 1:05 PM
Hello Antonio, The music is from the band "Dead Man's Bones" and is called "Lose Your Soul".
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Impressive and inspiring short movie. go on and keep inspiring scientist and the rest of the world
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It took my heart stopping for 10 minutes as my forehead was being sutured under a general anesthetic for me to understand the importance of creating the world's first 100% sustainable global infrastructure. I had to relearn how to walk, speak, remember and all the skills that we spend a childhood accumulating, and along the way I also asked myself how life, human life, survives, and will survive as we consume all of the world's petroleum and coal!
I am a designer, and the designs that i came up with to satisfy this significant requirement can be seen at www.sustainabilityforever.org
I also came to understand that we are all the genetic reincarnations of our parents, so that the lives of the components of our genes are as old as life on this planet or, depending on how life originated here, as old as life in an eternal universe!
But, the point of my research is to provide real, practical, build able-within-20-years globally-scaled projects that can keep all of our genetic components going for a few more millennia!
I have struggled, not with the projects, but with getting people to come on board with me, both in the 31 years that I spent in Europe, and in the 8 that I have spent back here!
If it is only 101 generations back to the Year Zero (2015 / 20 years per generation), and we know 5 generations in our own families (grandparents to grandchildren including ourselves), then it is only 20 times those 5 generations back to the Year Zero!
If Oil is set to run out in the next 65 years, and Coal in the next 250, and global populations have multiplied over 7 times since the start of the Industrial Revolution that was powered by Oil and Coal, where will that 7 X population be as we run out of both?
My website has solutions that are practical and build-able for the 100% sustainable provision of energy, food, transportation, jobs etc. for the world's current and future populations. Will anyone listen, or read my site, please?

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Kim,
I saw and read your website. The content of the site is impressive, but your website, ironically, needs a designer. There's no call to action your site, no way to respond. Are you doing a blog? What avenue to you provide for those who disagree, because that's where your ideas and project are going to grow. Petroleum use is dying already, and I personally have been hearing of us running out of oil now for 50 years, but somehow it keeps coming back. Beating that horse? It's dead.
What's new, and what I haven't been hearing for 50 years, is what fossil fuels have done to the planet. THAT'S where you're message and designs can gain traction. What do you have in your design to prevent destruction of bird life from the wind turbines? Those winds you discuss are used by our feathered flying friends, and you've possibly designed their virtual demise from this continent. Those are some of the discussions you need to foster, with and by your site and designs.
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Inspiring.
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Inspiring: dare to dream, dare to excel: bright science , bright minds, better future
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Really great website that I'll be glad to share widely.
I'm the founder of SoScience, a social enterprise whose goal is to tap into science to solve major societal challenges. We basically work by connecting laboratories to social entrepreneurs on the field.
You can see one example of our work here: http://solve.mit.edu/news#tapping-into-soap-to-tackle-malaria

(a work we've launched to fight against malaria and that is featured on the MIT website)

Would love to contribute to your initiative #brightscience : could we connect in some way and see what is possible?

Best
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company August 12, 2015 3:36 PM
Thanks for sharing your example and contribution to science and society! We very much invite visitors of this site to react, share and hopefully bring you in contact with interesting forums to support you in your initiative. We are happy to connect and explore if there are possibilities too.
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yeah. . networking. . soscience sounds cool too. you all doing tedx or mindvalley talks? mindvalley is all about sharing innovative ideas, improving communication through better tools. . an online publishing company. .check em out .. big following and all about BIG changes.
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In a world that glorifies gains without values and glamour over achievement, there is little room for rewarding the advances that has allowed humanity to go further with the mere recognition it deserves.

Often this is a struggle for most people to understand, why conformity, stability, and "normalcy" is the difficult path to follow.

However, we should not let the collective myopia nor the fear brought about by the lack of understanding discourage us.

For what they call madness, we refer to as innovation. What they label stubborn -we call single-mindedness determination.

Because what the silent, invisible, often unpraised, -and even more rarely thanked masses of intellect, courage and diligence; what the ordinary worry for simply as tomorrow -is the better future we try to build.

It is a good morning indeed.
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company August 7, 2015 10:24 AM
Thanks for sharing, it is a good morning indeed.
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Really incredible, really inspiring and motivating
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Great!! Reals science does not propagate vanity of scientists – it simply makes human life better
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Me motivo mucho su video, donde al soñar y esforzarse día a día en lo que deseamos mejorar de nuestros hermanos del mundo se puede lograr.

Nosotros somos un grupo de Investigadores Psicosociales; que encontramos realizando una investigación sobre las problemáticas que presentan en las relaciones de parentalidad, pareja; donde es un cáncer que afecta las relaciones humanas y contribuye al aumento de violencia a nivel mundial, como por ejemplo la: Alienación, Rapto, Amarre todos bajo el apellido Parental; el nombre científico que las agrupa y proponemos es la Reacción Negativa Parental y Pareja.

Los obstáculos que presentamos son de patrocinio, donde deseamos empezar cubriendo todo el territorio mexicano y siete naciones de primer mundo; nos interesa generar prevención, concientización, investigación y tratamientos que impacten en la forma de ser padres y parejas (Gobernabilidad).

Por favor, si tienen manera de invitarnos o recomendarnos foros para hacer alianzas que contribuyan a nuestra meta estamos a sus ordenes.

contacto: reaccionnegativaparentalypareja@yahoo.com
Mobil.- +52 México 5547820217.
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company July 23, 2015 9:41 AM
Thanks for sharing your research and vision. We very much invite visitors of this site to react, share and hopefully bring you in contact with interesting forums or potential partners that can support you in achieving your science for society goals.
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My company has secured the rights to manufacture a cutting edge alternative energy machine using the very hated magnetic force concept. This technology has been successfully tested in a life environment during the 2011 Tsunami that devastated parts of Japan. We find it very strange that scientist in our region and Universities still hold very subjective views about this technology even when a working prototype exist.

There seems to be an obvious attempt to stop this technology from going public. This energy generator deviates from the perpetual motion machines or zero point energy machines. It is a combination of patented technology and off the shelf equipment. The core of the technology is in the Quantum Rotator which is a patent of Yoko Kinoshita and Hiromichi Kinoshita.

A South African professor argues that we can not attain over unity, but refuses to acknowledge that energy fields can be induced and harvested.

I am seeking objective opinions which supports the notion that nothing is impossible. So can over unity be attained? or does energy harvesting exist?
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company July 21, 2015 11:09 AM
Thanks for sharing Dennis. We invite the visitors of this internet site to share their views about your technology and its potential impact on society.
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Clean energie cannot be wrong, i think we should encourage that!
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Thanks for sharing the awesome challenge and inspired me to continue with my research and contribute to the human flow of knowledge. Love their work!
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I am a new freshman of college and I am obviously feeling humanity being restored and never dies;thus I am focusing how to make myself a better person day by day and how I can change the world(in my own way).My hope is I want to be a scientist in some studies and try to make research like they're all did.Truly,humanity never dies,even when you see it fades.
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I'm 16 years old... I belive that even I can do something big in my city! You just need to belive in yourself and to belive in your ideas! Even if you don't belive, everyone will respond to you, if your idea is truly valuable, sooner or later everyone will see it! You just need to be brave enough to make that one step to start actuall doing somethig! Because everyone have great ideas, but only few of this people are brave enough to make their ideas, their dreams, become reality!
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Happily realizing that also working for a non-science based DSM function (IT services) we also contribute to a better world supporting to convey this bright message.
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I am very inspired by every passionate caring scientist who is willing to persevere and make personal sacrifices to make our world a better place. I agree that the best solution to our toughest challenges requires true collaborative innovation that embraces diverse fresh perspectives. Together we can make a difference. Thank you DSM for sharing this video and for your prominent role creating a brighter future for our children and generations to come.
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I would like to share these. Please send me a link.2ac
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company July 13, 2015 9:50 AM
Chris, Please use the following link at YouTube to share with others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfuc91MZchU
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hello,
i´m Jorge from Ecuador. I watch the movie and read a couple of the articles... loved them...

Since i am from south america i heard an expresion "the amazonia is one of the lungs of the world" (the rainforest)

well i have a dumb idea... there is a garden in my backyard where a lot of weeds grow and i dont like... i wonder if we can make those weeds work for our benefit.
weeds dont died easily, so first, make a caged garden with plants and weeds, you know those nice caged gardens that are all windows. Second pick choose a company that is a treat for the environment (meaning that expells gallons of co2, smoke). and third, redirect the smoke from the company to the garden so we force the weeds and plants to eat that smoke and poop some oxigen.

i lived this experience with a whole bunch of friends once at a friend´s house with the windows close everyone smoking a ciggarrette and surounded by all types of indoor plants.. it was like having a fun on, it was really refreshing, we realise that.

MY SMALL EXPERIENCE I WANT TO KNOW IF CAN BE DONE AT SCALE...
YOU LET ME KNOW
MY EMAIL: j_cuenca.l@hotmail.com or cuencaal@yahoo.com
cell: 0985109816
i really hope you hear me out and really expect an answer... anything, your sincere answer... you are the experts, you have the money, you are the scientist, however i am keeping a copy of this post.

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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company July 13, 2015 11:30 AM
Thanks Jorge. Glad that you liked the movie and the articles on www.sciencecanchangetheworld.org. Through the campaign we want to start a conversation among the general public about the importance of science with societal purpose so we welcome your idea and invite other visitors of this page to comment on this.
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I was inspired by your video on Youtube and I would love to have it to share with the young people in my school system and church.
email is dharper18@liberty.edu
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company July 10, 2015 11:30 AM
Diane, Thank you very much for your reaction on the video. Really great that you want to share this story with the children in your school and in your church. Please use the following link at YouTube for presentation purposes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfuc91MZchU
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there IT is. . merge the two areas that appear to be at opposing corners . .churches/religion and science/innovation. A nationwide/worldwide campaign to agree to merge church and science for the greater good.
I live near the mega church of saddleback (SoCal) .. what a fantastic way to agree on some common ground instead of continuing the polarization . .find what we can agree on for the greater good and "exploit" that! I would love to ignite and contribute to this campaign--this is what I do/live for, bringing innovative ideas/concepts to life. Utilizing partnerships and especially "unlikely" partnerships that do find a common ground.
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Many thanks for your message 'science can change the world' a message which shows what DSM is working on. In this chaotic world full of terror and atrocities it is a hopeful sign to the future to see these talented people at work bettering the lives of many people. I'm happy to see DSM give the possibilities and space for these projects. Congratulations to all who work at DSM, all of who have contributed with their own skills and hard work to the work of these ground breakers. To all that work at DSM, continue what you're doing with all the enthusiasm you have now and keep changing the world.
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Science is inspiring but it is God who create this world and he only predict the end of the world!
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So, God created the world and universe. According to that. God created the scientists and they help to people. That only means, that God is on the side of scientists.
You can also help and be in God's pathway - just help the people.
And the world will be a better place.
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Keep Doing things within the Law of Nature and Science and Keep Moving forward towards the Better future of this world.
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INSPIRING to see DSM walking the talk of constant discovery. Thank you for the link - and yes lets keep developing this intelligent, generous never give up curiosity about life.
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Science has changed the world.
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Good bless you. thanks for your bravery y time, for to do a best world to live.
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Inspiring!!
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What a brilliant movie! Proud to partner with DSM: science can change the world, because it's humanly possible.
It's the talent of individuals that come to life in an inspiring working environment in DSM.
my compliments!

Regards,
Jeffrey van Meerkerk/ ManpowerGroup
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Thanks DSM - for supporting science. The future may me challenging - but with science we will find solutions that will make tomorrow better than today.
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Hi, you should add Bios Urn project to your list of scientific projects. His project is awesome, they convert the remains of people who passed away into trees, at the time that propose new solutions to unsustainable spaces like cemeteries

Check out their website www.urnabios.com
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This movie demonstrates that DSM is a truly purpose driven organisation. Proud to do business with you.
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Hi all,
I have a dream of making this world a HIV free one. It's either by a vaccine or by a therapy and I have the perfect ideology by which I can develop a molecule for the disease. But I am not able to find someone who can actually help me with this. So if anybody can help me I will be very great full.
Thanks
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IT is wonderful that DSM pays so much attention to the benefits of science for mankind
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Oh yes we can! Great initiative, really inspiring.
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Excellently made video! Especially stressing the fact that the people as scientist are the drivers. Requiring love, passion, endurance and knowledge to drive new ideas forward!
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I am not a Scientist. But still i can change the world to better.
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I am proud to be a chemist. Thanks to DSM for producing this great video showing how science holds the key to so many challenges that we face. Let's all be responsible scientists to build a more sustainable world. Our contribution is essential.
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Fantastic initiative; science can do an even better job at changing the world if this campaign can change the general view of the value of research.
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Fantastic and powerfull movie. DSM well done. I represends our struggle to put our carbon capturing and recycling invention into the market.
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Very Inspirational video. I look forward to changing the world as a part of DSM!
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inspiring and motivating to move on.
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Scientists are our heroes of today: Dare to dream, dare to challenge conventions and dare to go for the solution. DSM has a lot to offer in this area!
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Inspiring stories, rethinking our future and connecting different perpectives, we can be the change!
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Inspiring movie and page. Please be aware that on the iPhone and maybe also in other views the pictures are not related to the four different stories. For instance the mosquito with the robotic walking approach. Is this intentional? I think it makes understanding the stories difficult. Pictures normally are part of the story to enhance the words.
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company June 30, 2015 9:53 AM
Hello Floris, thank you for your comment. We don’t recognize this issue – could you please share a screenshot of the issue via e-mail to bright.science@info.com
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How horrible it can be. We, people aren't supposed to grow so much in population. You can ask: why do diseases exist? Well, they exist to diminish the population. So that there aren't too many of one organism on earth. Then, is it worth it to fight the diseases? I think not too much. Yeah, I'm an asshole. But at least I'm facing the facts. Too many people is too many cars. And too many cars is too much carbondioxide in the air for instance. and there are a lot of other things that ruin the ozon layer and actually the whole planet. Then, ofcourse there is another posibility to save the world. That is to diminish the emission of toxic gasses to 0%. That means, no cars on gasoline and all of the fuels. Even cars on electricity are bad for the environment. So, time for my conclusion. In order to save the world (there are theories that the world is over in 100 years if we go on like this) we need to go using wind energy, water power, biomass and most importantly solar energy. If you have read this comment. Alow me to ask you to change the world!!! Save humanity.
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Ivar, I agree that apparently nobody in this world dares to say that the amount if food, energy, water we need (and the amount of waste we make) is simply the amount per person, times the number of people. Everybody seems to focus on the first part (and with the better food / medicines we actually "create" even more people) and accept that in 2050 we have 15 billion people on this little piece of sand and water in the universe. I truly hope that at some day mankind starts seeing that we stop that growth. Hopefully voluntarily, otherwise enforced. Until then, the next best thing is to reduce the consumption per person as much as possible and create as little as possible waste / climate change.

Science is the way to realize that and I am proud to be part of DSM that at least in words wants to make a difference. Let's all make sure we are actually going to realize these ambitions. Our world depends on it!
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Thanks DSM for broadcasting these great examples. We need to reach out and inspire even more: "let's do it, it is time".
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Very inspiring movie!
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Very exciting movie, great music and world changing stories! Proud to work for DSM.
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Creative science can change the life!very good vedio.
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Please have a look at The RhineHorn Initiative http://www.rhinehorn.com/
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Great morale booster, inspiring to commit rest of the life to sustainability cause through Bright Science
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A great initiative !

This is about "we" need to change the way we do things... we need to clever use of novel, eifficient, deployable science that is truly interconnected ... the challenges and problems we need to address are not just the problems in our back yards ... but there are bigger issues we must work together on ....

Working for CSIRO we get the Triple Bottom Line etc

Let's build the Bioeconomy / Circular Economy and get it right !

well done DSM !
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Simpele inspired!
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Simply a great campaign.
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Fantastic. This movie inspires me to work for DSM. Thank you.
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Proud to be part of the DSM community!
Inspiring video, let’s spread the message across the globe.
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Tolles Video und sehr inspirierend.

Es fehlt leider noch zu vielen am: Nicht nur quatschen, machen!!!

Ich mache, ich passe perfekt :-)
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company June 26, 2015 3:17 PM
Kurt, thanks for your comments. Indeed real proof points are essential and there is already a lot happening! Please visit our website http://www.dsm.com/corporate/science.html to find out more.
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Great initiative - does DSM plan to affiliate more strongly?
We have a video entitled "Give it To Me" that could be made available, as well, so the world can see what we do through Bright Science contributing to Brighter Living.
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company June 26, 2015 3:14 PM
Happy to look into this! Can you share your initiative in greater detail via e-mail bright.science@dsm.com
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Inspiring!! Let us work together to make the world a better place. At Praj we are also trying to contribiue to the fossil fuel free economy!!
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Scientists can set the stage for eco- as well as social sustainability
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Proud to have been (a small) part of making this great production possible.
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Amazing video--inspiring and heart-warming...and it made me cry. This site is a powerful idea and I am proud to pass it on to my friends and colleagues.
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Many thanks for the clip! I recall driving home from the lab after a 15-hour work day and considering turning back to continue working on the specific science project at hand (I did not, but the passion for science was peaking in that moment).
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Thanks DSM for this fantastic and inspiring video! Great support for all the great scientists in the world.
Working for Bayer, with the mission ''Science for a better Life'', I can fully support this and relate to it, and I will spread it further !
Johan Peleman, Director BayerCropscience Vegetable Seeds
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stefan.wilting@dsm.com
stefan.wilting@dsm.com
DSM Company June 26, 2015 3:10 PM
Many thanks for your support and spreading the word. Science with societal purpose is a collaborative journey.
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Very emotional approach! I am proud to be a part of the company that values science AND scientists, the people who cares about our lives and our future!
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Great and inspiring movie!
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It's truly inspiring...Well excuse for us to be a DSMer, striving hard to turn better science into better living.
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To all great scientists and innovators: keep going! Eyes on the prize!! At Eneco we share the drive and the struggle as we strive for Sustainable energy for everyone.
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What a fantastic initiative!

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Very inspiring! In your own work this really makes you think about doing the "right things for the right reasons" & going the extra mile to finish something even when it seems that it will never happen.
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Very inspiring, together we can make this world brighter
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What an impactful video! My engagement with DSM was already high, but after seeing this video it went completely through the roof! Proud to be part of a company with such a caring mission.
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Fantastic. This combines my job, my heroes (Vincent Van Gogh, Steve Jobs) and myself with one word; Perseverance.
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Inspiring, very true with our life relations and linked with what I do in DSM. Bright Science brighter living!
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Great company! I'm proud to be one of it!
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Proud of DSM's Scientists , You make the world more colorful .
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A great video for DSM. A greater pleasure to work there. Many thanks to all the scientist.
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Very proud to be scientist by education and part or the DSM team turning science into solutions for the pople today and generations to come!
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Inspiring movie supporting the passion of scientists to persevere and make a difference in the world. DSM shows a true desire for science to help and solve issues in the world.
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thanks to all the caring scientist out there! Tou make this world brighter!
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Proud to be DSM.
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