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Topic - Qi
In traditional Chinese culture, qi (also chi or ch'i) is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as "energy flow", and is often compared to Western notions of energeia or élan vital (vitalism), as well as the yogic notion of prana and pranayama. The literal translation of "qi" is air, breath, or gas. - Source: Wikipedia
Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi atomic power plant still reels from the aftermath of March 11's magnitude 9 earthquake and the 46-foot-high wall of water that smashed into it 15 minutes later. While electricity finally has been restored to the reactors, mysterious plumes of smoke occasionally rise above the facility, sometimes sending workers scrambling for safety when radiation peaks to dangerous levels.
In 1831, French politician and thinker Alexis de Tocqueville visited the still growing United States, traveled widely and took copious notes. He assembled those notes in two volumes, published five years apart, titled "Democracy in America," that are still studied and quoted today. The title "Stephen Fry in America" echoes de Tocqueville's classic, but also puts the reader on notice that the ambition here is scaled back. This isn't an attempt to understand America, Mr. Fry says, as much as to experience it. And it's supposed to be as much a window into the author as subject.