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23 September 2022
Landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in a Delta A220.
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On the 7th of July 2017, 122 countries voted in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Countries that don’t have nuclear weapons but live under their threat voted for a ban. Without the knowledge of most of their citizens, the governments of the world’s nuclear powers didn’t vote, and yet the ban went ahead. Something new is happening. On September 1st, 1939, Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II.

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English : On the 7th of July 2017, 122 countries voted in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Countries that don’t have nuclear weapons but live under their threat voted for a ban. Without the knowledge of most of their citizens, the governments of the world’s nuclear powers didn’t vote, and yet the ban went ahead. Something new is happening. On September 1st, 1939, Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II.

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Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités, by Charles Perrault, in French. LibriVox recordings by Ezwa. Cendrillon ou la Petite Pantoufle de verre (Cinderella‎ or the Little Glass Slipper).

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English : Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités, by Charles Perrault, in French. LibriVox recordings by Ezwa. Cendrillon ou la Petite Pantoufle de verre (Cinderella‎ or the Little Glass Slipper).

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What are the Geneva Conventions? International humanitarian law seeks to limit the suffering caused by war. The 1949 Geneva Conventions draw a clear line between those who are considered combatants and those who are not. Today, they are adapting to the new challenges posed by modern conflicts.

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English : What are the Geneva Conventions? International humanitarian law seeks to limit the suffering caused by war. The 1949 Geneva Conventions draw a clear line between those who are considered combatants and those who are not. Today, they are adapting to the new challenges posed by modern conflicts.

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Childhood, by Leo Tolstoy, in Russian. LibriVox recording by Yakovlev Valery and Yakovleva Evgeniya. 1. Karl-Ivanych.

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English : Childhood, by Leo Tolstoy, in Russian. LibriVox recording by Yakovlev Valery and Yakovleva Evgeniya. 1. Karl-Ivanych.

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Dirk Notz's research on how much CO2 humans emit each year and what effects this has on the Arctic ice.

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English : Dirk Notz's research on how much CO2 humans emit each year and what effects this has on the Arctic ice.

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Through PHAP, Brittany Anderson discovers unique health challenges of life above the Arctic Circle in Alaska.

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English : Through PHAP, Brittany Anderson discovers unique health challenges of life above the Arctic Circle in Alaska.

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American silent feature film Intolerance (1916). An epic silent film directed by D. W. Griffith regarded as one of the most influential films of the silent era.

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English : American silent feature film Intolerance (1916). An epic silent film directed by D. W. Griffith regarded as one of the most influential films of the silent era.

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Le Moins Pire (avant la suite) by David LÖHSTANA - 1. Les heures. French folk song.

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English : Le Moins Pire (avant la suite) by David LÖHSTANA - 1. Les heures. French folk song.

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"I Love You, California", played by Prince's Orchestra; Columbia, A-1623 (39597), 1914

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English : "I Love You, California", played by Prince's Orchestra; Columbia, A-1623 (39597), 1914

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A film about the life of Russian biologist Ivan Michurin by Alexander Dovzhenko. September 10 is Dovzhenko's birthday.

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English : A film about the life of Russian biologist Ivan Michurin by Alexander Dovzhenko. September 10 is Dovzhenko's birthday.

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Today marks the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Memorial "Remembrance", New York, USA.

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English : Today marks the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Memorial "Remembrance", New York, USA.

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An independent and neutral humanitarian organization, the ICRC protects and assists victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. We also promote respect for international humanitarian law and its integration into national legislation. Today, we are present in more than 90 countries, alongside the National Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies.

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English : An independent and neutral humanitarian organization, the ICRC protects and assists victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. We also promote respect for international humanitarian law and its integration into national legislation. Today, we are present in more than 90 countries, alongside the National Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies.

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Newsreel - Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Marathon run of 26 miles (42 km) through the streets of Tokyo, won by Abebe Bikila.

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English : Newsreel - Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Marathon run of 26 miles (42 km) through the streets of Tokyo, won by Abebe Bikila.
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Wallaa, 25, grew up in the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk. Fadwa, from Damascus, has lost two sons and her daughter, Hiba, wants to prove that “Syrian refugees are not all illiterate”. They have known the war, the bombardments and now live in exile, in Lebanon, in poverty and idleness. writing with playwright Mohammad Al Attar and director Omar Abousaada. Their version of the migrant crisis. September 16th is the anniversary of the massacre of Sabra and Shatila by the Christian militias of the Phalangists, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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English : Wallaa, 25, grew up in the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk. Fadwa, from Damascus, has lost two sons and her daughter, Hiba, wants to prove that “Syrian refugees are not all illiterate”. They have known the war, the bombardments and now live in exile, in Lebanon, in poverty and idleness. writing with playwright Mohammad Al Attar and director Omar Abousaada. Their version of the migrant crisis. September 16th is the anniversary of the massacre of Sabra and Shatila by the Christian militias of the Phalangists, in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Since 2003, the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster has been associated with sound. This is because astronomers discovered that pressure waves sent out by the black hole caused ripples in the cluster's hot gas that could be translated into a note — one that humans cannot hear some 57 octaves below middle C. Now a new sonification brings more notes to this black hole sound machine. This new sonification — that is, the translation of astronomical data into sound — is being released for NASA's Black Hole Week this year. In some ways, this sonification is unlike any other done before (1, 2, 3, 4) because it revisits the actual sound waves discovered in data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The popular misconception that there is no sound in space originates with the fact that most of space is essentially a vacuum, providing no medium for sound waves to propagate through. A galaxy cluster, on the other hand, has copious amounts of gas that envelop the hundreds or even thousands of galaxies within it, providing a medium for the sound waves to travel. In this new sonification of Perseus, the sound waves astronomers previously identified were extracted and made audible for the first time. The sound waves were extracted in radial directions, that is, outwards from the center. The signals were then resynthesized into the range of human hearing by scaling them upward by 57 and 58 octaves above their true pitch. Another way to put this is that they are being heard 144 quadrillion and 288 quadrillion times higher than their original frequency. (A quadrillion is 1,000,000,000,000,000.) The radar-like scan around the image allows you to hear waves emitted in different directions. In the visual image of these data, blue and purple both show X-ray data captured by Chandra. Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida).

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English : Since 2003, the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster has been associated with sound. This is because astronomers discovered that pressure waves sent out by the black hole caused ripples in the cluster's hot gas that could be translated into a note — one that humans cannot hear some 57 octaves below middle C. Now a new sonification brings more notes to this black hole sound machine. This new sonification — that is, the translation of astronomical data into sound — is being released for NASA's Black Hole Week this year.

In some ways, this sonification is unlike any other done before (1, 2, 3, 4) because it revisits the actual sound waves discovered in data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The popular misconception that there is no sound in space originates with the fact that most of space is essentially a vacuum, providing no medium for sound waves to propagate through. A galaxy cluster, on the other hand, has copious amounts of gas that envelop the hundreds or even thousands of galaxies within it, providing a medium for the sound waves to travel.

In this new sonification of Perseus, the sound waves astronomers previously identified were extracted and made audible for the first time. The sound waves were extracted in radial directions, that is, outwards from the center. The signals were then resynthesized into the range of human hearing by scaling them upward by 57 and 58 octaves above their true pitch. Another way to put this is that they are being heard 144 quadrillion and 288 quadrillion times higher than their original frequency. (A quadrillion is 1,000,000,000,000,000.) The radar-like scan around the image allows you to hear waves emitted in different directions. In the visual image of these data, blue and purple both show X-ray data captured by Chandra. Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida).

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The Eskimo Baby is a 1918 German silent comedy film directed by Heinz Schall and starring Asta Nielsen.

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English : The Eskimo Baby is a 1918 German silent comedy film directed by Heinz Schall and starring Asta Nielsen.

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"Edinburgh in August", a twelve-bar jazz blues composition by Adam Cuerden

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English : "Edinburgh in August", a twelve-bar jazz blues composition by Adam Cuerden

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Of Human Bondage is a 1934 American drama film directed by John Cromwell and starring Bette Davis.

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English : Of Human Bondage is a 1934 American drama film directed by John Cromwell and starring Bette Davis.

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Tales of Space and Time, by H. G. Wells. The Crystal Egg. LibriVox recording by Richard Kilmer. September 21st is Wells' birthday.

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English : Tales of Space and Time, by H. G. Wells. The Crystal Egg. LibriVox recording by Richard Kilmer. September 21st is Wells' birthday.

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Under forvandlingens lov, a 1911 erotic melodrama directed by Halfdan Nobel Roede, is considered to be the oldest surviving Norwegian film.

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English : Under forvandlingens lov, a 1911 erotic melodrama directed by Halfdan Nobel Roede, is considered to be the oldest surviving Norwegian film.

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Landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in a Delta A220.

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English : Landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in a Delta A220.

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Atlantis is a 1913 Danish film by August Blom, considered as one of the first modern films.

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English : Atlantis is a 1913 Danish film by August Blom, considered as one of the first modern films.

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Public Enemy is a 1960 American educational film on air pollution.

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English : Public Enemy is a 1960 American educational film on air pollution.

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Le peintre néo-impressioniste is a 1910 French silent short by Émile Cohl based on the paradox of a figurative completely monochromatic painting, as favored by the Incoherents.

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English : Le peintre néo-impressioniste is a 1910 French silent short by Émile Cohl based on the paradox of a figurative completely monochromatic painting, as favored by the Incoherents.

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The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, in Spanish. LibriVox recording by a team. Chapters 1 to 3. September 29th is Cervantes' birthday.

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English : The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, in Spanish. LibriVox recording by a team. Chapters 1 to 3. September 29th is Cervantes' birthday.

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Traveling from Edmonds, WA to Kingston, WA on the MV Spokane.

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English : Traveling from Edmonds, WA to Kingston, WA on the MV Spokane.


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