2015年11月19日

the Goldilocks conditions

This is one of my favorite TED talks.



*the second law of thermodynamics: The Second Law of Thermodynamics is commonly known as the Law of Increased Entropy. While quantity remains the same (First Law), the quality of matter/energy deteriorates gradually over time.
*stupendous: very impressive, large, or surprising
*Goldilocks: This is derived from a children's story "The Three Bears." In the story, a little girl named Goldilocks finds a house owned by three bears. Each bear has its own preference of food and beds. After testing all three examples of both items, Goldilocks determines that one of them is always too much in one extreme (too hot or too large), one is too much in the opposite extreme (too cold or too small), and one is "just right".
*gazillion: a very large number or amount
*gravity: 重力
*electro magnetism: 電磁気
*hydrogen: 水素
*helium: ヘリウム
*electron: 電子
*proton: 陽子
*threshold: a limit at which an arrangement changes
*elements: 元素
*periodic table: (元素の)周期表
*sun: any very bright star, especially one that a planet travels round (恒星)
*cuddle: if you cuddle someone, you put your arms round them and hold them close to show that you like or love them
*entity: a separate unit that is complete and has its own character
*earth's crust: the outer hard layer of the Earth (地殻)
*molecule: 分子
*double helix: 二重らせん
*asteroid: a mass of rock that moves around in space. Most asteroids are found between the planets Jupiter and Mars, a region of space known as the asteroid belt (小惑星)
*outlast: to last longer, or to continue to be successful for longer, than someone or something else
*bonanza: a situation in which people quickly become very rich, successful, or lucky
*the biosphere: the parts of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere where plant and animal life can exist

This will help you improve your reading comprehension on Eiken or TOEFL.
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