A Year in 12 Posts
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Politics, Science, Art, Web, Business: a curation of 2013 events (and 2012, and 2011)
Curated by Marc Rougier
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Aug 2013: He Had A Dream

Marc Rougier's insight:

[recording of one of the most famous speech of the 20th century, by Dr. Martin Luther King]


USA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington this August. This is about politics, democracy, History. Congratulations.


This is also about brilliant rhetoric and true leadership.


What does leadership means today? This has always been a hot topic on Scoop.it. Check out the Leadership interest.


Also in August, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post for $250m.

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Aug 2011: USA loses AAA

Aug 2011: USA loses AAA | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it

"An unprecedented blow to the world's largest economy in the wake of a political battle" and a sign of major trouble in the world finance. Europe was next, and it's not over.


Marc Rougier's insight:

Irony? Same month, a diamond planet is discovered! More good news from the stars.


Ok, it's summer time. Let's relax and forget the bad news. Everybody should have watched these two wonderful time lapse videos (1 & 2). Full screen, breath, and travel. Life is good :)

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Aug 2012: Curiosity on Mars

Aug 2012: Curiosity on Mars | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it

"GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!!".

Marc Rougier's insight:

After a  352 million miles, 253 day journey from Earth, Nasa's heavy-weigth (1 ton) rover Curiosity lands on the red planet! One of the mission is to collect data for a manned mission!


Paul Doherty has a great video explaining what (Carbon) - and how - the rover is searching. Must watch.


Things to know when planning your next trip to Mars.


And if you want more good news from the stars, discover Guillaume's topic. And keep traveling!


On the business front, it was decision time for the Apple v. Samsung patent trial. Apple won.


I love the design of Apple's products. And I believe that patent rights are a necessary protection of R&D investments. But things are getting absurd. E.g. a "rectangle with rounded corners"; or "a tap is a zero-length swipe". Come on Apple, please...

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