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Wastewater Treatment

Have you ever wondered what happens with sewage once it was flushed down your sink or your toilet, whatever their content may be? Where does tap water come from and what are the means used to get it there? Quotidian as this subject appears to be at first glance, it is a way more complicated than you would imagine. Let me shed some light on the subject.

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15 Tips to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life

There’s nothing quite like getting a good nights sleep. Waking up refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the world is the ideal feeling that we all would love to have. I've dived into the research on how to optimize my own sleep few years ago when and would be happy to share what really made the difference for me and other people.

P.S. Most of my claims are backed by scientific studies, for which links will be supplied in the comments.

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PhD in the US: from Application to Defence

I will share my story of obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Robotics Engineering from a US university.

It was a long way from starting my preparations in May 2010 to defending my dissertation in April 2017. I will try to cover various aspects of the process including the application submission, getting accustomed to a foreign country, graduate classes, working on a team, dealing with the advisor, reading and writing scienific papers, presenting at conferences, writing the dissertation, and, finally, defending it.

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Presentation: Office Body Language

Did you know you could boost your career by following a few simple rules? Learn more tonight at Speak Freely!

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Interesting Science Facts

Fancy hearing some exciting facts about nature? 

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How To Stand Up Comedy

Do you think you are funny? How do you know? What makes jokes funny? Let's find this out and practice making good jokes.

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Pet Therapy

Pet-therapy (animal-assisted therapy, zoo-therapy) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of pet-therapy is to improve a patient's social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. But there are also some risks and criticism. So, let’s talk about our little friends.

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Why Trams?

The tram is the oldest and one of the most popular kinds of transport in the world. Trams have been around a lot longer than many people think. It has about 200 years of history. Let's look at how trams have evolved and changed throughout their history.

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Presentation: Internet Security and Privacy

We trust our private data to the Internet more and more. And few of us are really concerned of the possible consequences. When someone’s sensitive data leak to the public we don’t believe it might actually happen to us. But what if this happens or even more - already happened without us knowing about it? Let’s have a brief practical insight into the subject.

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Afghan Script: the Funny Smile Face is a Letter

There are so many not very popular, but very interesting languages from the East: Afghan (or Dari) language is one of them. "But all these languages are like the Arabic language..."- you say. My answer will be "no"! They have a lot of similarities, but they are also very different. What is the difference between Dari and Pashto? What does this funny smile face in Afghan alphabet mean? I will try to answer these and other questions.