How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan What is the best diet for humans? 2 months ago   11:22

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18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; "why can't we clean this up?"

While still being on secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and the problems associated with cleaning it up.
This ultimately led to his passive clean-up concept, which he presented at TEDxDelft 2012.
Working to prove the feasibility of his concept, Boyan Slat currently gives lead to a team of approximately 50 people, and temporarily quit his Aerospace Engineering study to completely focus his efforts on The Ocean Cleanup.

The progress of The Ocean Cleanup can be followed through www.theoceancleanup.com, www.facebook.com/TheOceanCleanup, as well as www.twitter.com/TheOceanCleanup.
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Peter Bruun Sejersen
This midt be the smallest efford er vant manager! Behaviorisme is the next!!!
Peggy Lynn
Brilliant!!
abhinav monga
this will help me a lot for my exhibhition
mavishill
Toxic masculinity at work again 😎
benjamin hawkins
Amazing concept.i wish he'd drink some water or something to stop that weird, and distracting moist mouth noise
Adam Thompson
Poor guy needs some water. That cottonmouth has got him by the balls. Having said that, I think this is fascinating and I think he’s going to make a life changing invention.
shingo k
I was surprised that Boyan reached the estimate of plastic waste, which is 7.25 tons by researching the issue!!
Dink Martini
What am I missing?  These stationary platforms somehow scoop the plastics from a giant rotating mass.  Then what?  How are they transported back to land to be sold for the profitability he spoke of?  BTW dumping millions of tons of any  resource into the existing economies will not come without a price.  You might sell your ocean plastic for 500 million but what happens to the current industry that produces plastic for manufacturing?   How do you intend to anchor these things considering the massive depths at some locations in the ocean?  Lots of trumpeting about the problem with lots of vague pie in the sky solutions.
Show Some Aloha
I hope this works, but who will buy ocean plastic?
SailorVickymoon
I'm in love
Zahid H Khan
He was just 18!
Vivek Bp
Inhuman idiots still dont know that with money we cant buy or purchase pure Air, Water and Soil. Humanity is the only means to save and sustain our Mother Planet Earth.
Omael Guzman
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Mushroom_Gaming117
this vid will really help are world
Mushroom_Gaming117
great... love the vid.
Adorn XdGamer
Why is this only at 2,869,018 views?




M8 it was released in 2012....2012!!!!!!!!
Jonah Bobek
Great Video I Really Enjoyed It! I Hope We Can Clean The Ocean!
The Voe
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MARINA WILKINSON
What an amazing young man! He’s an environmental genius. 🐳🌨💦💧🌏🐬🐟🐋💧💦🦈🐠🌏🐳💧💦🌍🐳💧💦🌎💧💦🌊🌨
The Voe
I’m enjoying watching this project fail miserably
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What is the best diet for humans? How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan 2 months ago   19:13

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Prof. Eran Segal presented conclusions from the research on the TEDxRuppin stage and made us question common dietary beliefs.

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New research led by Prof. Eran Segals and Dr. Elinavs research unit indicates a drastic change in blood sugar levels between two individuals on identical diets - this may explain why some struggle to lose weight while others, on the same diet, stay lean and fit. The scientists even developed an algorithm that can calculate ones blood level based on his or her biology and lifestyle.


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