Welcome to the 42nd issue of SteemSTEM Distilled, a curation effort by the members of the @steemstem team.
SteemSTEM is a community driven project which seeks to promote well-written and informative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics posts on Steemit. The project involves curating STEM-related posts through upvoting, resteeming, offering constructive feedback, supporting scientific contests, and other related activities.
Our team scours the platform for original and quality content.
After working through thousands (literally!) of STEM-related posts and upvoting more than 150 that we deemed to be worthy, we proudly present you our top 8 handpicked choices for this Thursday-Sunday period.
With the movie "Boys of Abu Ghraib" as a reference point, @churchboy gives us a wonderful and well-written psychology post. The topic? The Stanford Prison Experiment and how the alibi of authority can justify violence (and so much more).
You all know @terrylovejoy, our cool astrophotographer! This time he has brought us an excellent post on the binary system of Eta Carinae. Read on and you will surely love his amazing and original photos other than his writing!
A very interesting post from @samminator, the technology lover! Read on to learn how the idea of Artificial Intelligence is developing into Intelligence Augmentation, because as he has beautifully written "technology is meant to assist humankind, not to replace humankind."
Another technology post for Friday, this time from @event-horizon. If you want to know more about how computers "perceive" images, process them and give them back to us to use at will, you need to read this post.
NATURE INSPIRED INVENTIONS --- Photovoltaic cells; the reason for the non-reflecting eyes of the moth.
It seems like the second half of this week was too 'technological" as @whileponderin has written an amazing post on solar energy and more specifically photovoltaic cells and how the eyes of the moth have been the inspiration of a technology so widespread.
A post that might help most of you. @lesshorrible has presented us with various and useful online sources of scientific information. Have a look at it, you may find sites you didn't know that can help you.
A post about the amazing world of the Arctic, the animals, the local people, the strange phenomena and optical illusions. You do want to read this wonderful piece by @logic42.
And from the Arctic to the Antarctic with a cool post by @mountain.phil28 on the amazing CALB enzyme. Read it to find out why it is so cool.
For the sake of transparency we feel we need to clarify how our nomination process works; each issue is compiled by certain members of the SteemSTEM community. This week's editorial team was comprised of @ruth-girl.
The editorial team chooses their favorite posts for the week and each issue is the result of their joined effort. In order to keep the process fair, posts written by the editorial team are excluded from the nomination process.
Don't be discouraged if you didn't make it on this issue. The competition is harsh and there is always a next time :) In the meantime, you may wish to check these guidelines for extra tips on how your writing can be more effective.
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See you all next Thursday!