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10 Images that Sum Up the Geological History of the Earth

10  Images that Sum Up the Geological History of the Earth | 3D Relationships on 2D surfaces | Scoop.it
Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and during that time it's been through a lot of dramatic changes -- as well as enormous disasters that reshaped the oceans and continents.

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These photos truly show how different and diverse earths surface is, there really are no two places that are identical to eachother which is crazy to think about because earth is so huge compared to us. These photos show hey gorgeous various places of the world really are.

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Incredible Ways People Deal with Overloaded Transit Systems in Asia

Incredible Ways People Deal with Overloaded Transit Systems in Asia | 3D Relationships on 2D surfaces | Scoop.it
Overcrowded public transit systems are a fact of daily life around the world. But in many Asian countries, dealing with them has become something of an art form.

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The pictures and information in this article honestly scare me, it seems incredibly unhealth and really unsafe also (obviously). I dont know if the fact that I dont like tight spacing is why this article is bothering me so much or what, but looking at this makes me feel incredibly sorry for the people that have to deal with that. I can barely deal with the crowding in the First Colonial halways, I could never even imagine being in that situation.

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10 Images that Sum Up the Geological History of the Earth

10  Images that Sum Up the Geological History of the Earth | 3D Relationships on 2D surfaces | Scoop.it
Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and during that time it's been through a lot of dramatic changes -- as well as enormous disasters that reshaped the oceans and continents.

Via Mathijs Booden
Makenna Jordan's insight:

These photos truly show how different and diverse earths surface is, there really are no two places that are identical to eachother which is crazy to think about because earth is so huge compared to us. These photos show hey gorgeous various places of the world really are.

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3D relationships on 2D surfaces

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I think the idea of drawing a map on an orange is so clever because it really shows us that it's basuically impossible to take an image from a round spherical shape and transform it into the same exact thing on a 2D surface 

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espaciosalternativos's comment, September 11, 2013 1:26 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goode_homolosine_projection
espaciosalternativos's comment, September 11, 2013 1:27 PM
http://cargocollective.com/alvinaronson/Orange-Peel-Map
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 11, 2013 2:00 PM
Africa is often misrepresented see a good map here http://www.mapsofworld.com/africa/
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The world’s happiest and least happy countries, mapped

The world’s happiest and least happy countries, mapped | 3D Relationships on 2D surfaces | Scoop.it
Can you measure happiness? A UN-sponsored Columbia University report set out to try.

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I've never seen a map like this but it's crazy that someone would think to make a map based on how happy others is. And if you really read into the article and take sometime to look at the map, It dosent seem to be so incorrect. I found this map incredibly interesting because I've never seen anything like it before. 

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Mathijs Booden's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:48 PM

Map based on data in the World Happines Report 2013 (http://unsdsn.org/happiness/).

 

Seems largely comparable to GDP/capita.

Tracy Klug's curator insight, September 16, 2013 2:40 PM

What cultural values are implied by the happiest countries in the world?

Mathijs Booden's comment, September 19, 2013 1:02 PM
@Makenna I don't think the map is incorrect, just that it correlates pretty well with a map of GDP/capita, an index of how wealthy people are on average. Having said that, there are a lot of anomalies. For example, Mexicans are apparently happier than most Europeans despite earning considerably less and having their country torn by organized crime, and Botswana is deeply unhappy despite having prospered, relatively speaking, in economic terms (HIV?).
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What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline

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Picture this: Tourists visiting one of your city's most prominent attractions are unable to see it because of smog, haze and a bevy of other airborne pollutants. What's the solution?

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The fact that Hong Kong would create a backdrop to make it seem as if the air isn't polluted is crazy. Not only does it probably make the tourist never want to go there but instead of working to try and fix the problem they work to try to mask the problem, so more people will continue to visit. Which in my eyes, is not right in anyway what so ever

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Lena Minassian's curator insight, April 13, 11:55 AM

This article is a little sad. If you're traveling across the world and want to take pictures for memories, using a backdrop would not be the first thing that comes to mind. Tourists use a backdrop to show the Hong Kong skyline on a clear and sunny day because you have trouble seeing it most days due to all of the pollution. It's crazy that you cannot even take a picture of the actual skyline because the pollution is so bad. This temporary fix has overlooked that actual problem here. People are fascinated that they are being provided with an alternative of what it would look like but something should be done so that people can actually experience the real thing. This backdrop is putting a band-aid on the issue in the mean time but all of this pollution is not safe and something needs to be done to start fixing it. 

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, April 22, 7:17 PM

Major cities in the world should take a deeper look into controlling pollution problems in their cities.  At some point, these places will no longer attract people to live in these areas, thus lowering the impact that these industries may have.  But as long as people are still living here by the millions and there is tourism, and buisness is booming, nothing will be done about the issue.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 27, 12:08 PM

Summer reading KQ4: pollution, smog, megacity, sustainability