TED Talks Daily
TED Talks Daily
Oct 19, 2020
Amazon's climate pledge to be net-zero by 2040 | Dave Clark and Kara Hurst
5 min
In 2019, Amazon signed the Climate Pledge, a commitment to become a net-zero carbon business by 2040. Dave Clark, Amazon's chief of consumer retail, and Kara Hurst, head of the company's sustainability efforts, sit down with entrepreneur and activist Lindsay Levin to discuss how the company is planning to reduce its carbon footprint across all aspects of business -- while inviting other companies to join them in this transformation.
Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
Why It’s Relaxing to Breathe in Through Your Nose
Learn about why it’s relaxing to breathe in through your nose and the first woman who’s ever been struck by a meteor. We’ll also answer a listener question about why smacking electronics helps to make them work again. Why do relaxation exercises have you breathe in through your nose? Two words: nitric oxide by Grant Currin Hirschlag, A. (2020, July 14). Breathing Through Your Nose Is Healthier for You | Elemental. Medium; Elemental. https://elemental.medium.com/how-nasal-breathing-keeps-you-healthier-3695bb5c6cd1  Ignarro, L. J. (2020, June 19). The right way to breathe during the coronavirus pandemic. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/the-right-way-to-breathe-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-140695  ‌Lundberg, J. O. N., & Weitzberg, E. (1999). Nasal nitric oxide in man. Thorax, 54(10), 947–952. https://doi.org/10.1136/thx.54.10.947  ‌Ritz, T., Trueba, A. F., Vogel, Pia. D., Auchus, R. J., & Rosenfield, D. (2018). Exhaled nitric oxide and vascular endothelial growth factor as predictors of cold symptoms after stress. Biological Psychology, 132, 116–124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.11.006  Only One Woman Has Ever Been Struck by a Meteor by Mae Rice Clipping from Enterprise-Journal - Newspapers.com. (2019). Newspapers.com. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28689668/enterprise-journal/ ‌George, A. (2019, November 26). In 1954, an Extraterrestrial Bruiser Shocked This Alabama Woman. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/1954-extraterrestrial-bruiser-shocked-alabama-woman-180973646/ This Meteorite Hit an Alabama Woman While She Was Napping on Her Couch. (2015). Slate Magazine. http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2015/06/02/the_hodges_meteorite_is_one_of_the_few_space_to_ever_strike_a_human.html?wpisrc=obnetwork The True Story of History’s Only Known Meteorite Victim. (2013, February 20). Nationalgeographic.com. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/2/130220-russia-meteorite-ann-hodges-science-space-hit/ LISTENER Q: Why does smacking electronics make them work again? by Ashley Hamer  Engber, D. (2014). Can You Fix A Machine By Smacking It? Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/article/technology/can-you-fix-machine-smacking-it/  ‌TV Troubles. (2017). Nasa.Gov. https://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a12/a12.tvtrbls.html  ‌It’s not stupid, if it works - why percussive maintenance is a legit repair method. (2019, March 29). It’s not stupid, if it works - why percussive maintenance is a legit repair method? Technology Org. https://www.technology.org/2019/03/29/its-not-stupid-if-it-works-why-percussive-maintenance-is-a-legit-repair-method/  Why Does Smacking A Remote Control Sometimes Make It Work Again? (2017, November 14). Science ABC. https://www.scienceabc.com/eyeopeners/why-does-smacking-a-remote-control-sometimes-make-it-work-again.html  https://www.facebook.com/modernsurvivalblog. (2019, September 13). Battery Corrosion | Why They Leak And How To Prevent It. Modern Survival Blog. https://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/battery-corrosion-why-they-leak-and-how-to-prevent-it/ Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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