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Boy with Severe Allergies Using Robot to Attend First Grade

Boy with Severe Allergies Using Robot to Attend First Grade | MICRO TRENDS | Scoop.it
When Devon Carrow was a baby, a cookie-coated kiss from his mom made him break out in hives. His food allergies are so severe that he doesn't even have to eat something in order to have a severe reaction.
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Augmented reality app makes Japanese newspaper more engaging for kids

Augmented reality app makes Japanese newspaper more engaging for kids | MICRO TRENDS | Scoop.it
The AR News app enables kids to use their smartphones to reveal more kid-friendly versions of articles in the Tokyo Shimbun.

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Squidoo : Lets be experts

Squidoo. The popular (free) site for creating single webpages on your interests and recommendations. Even earn money for charity or yourself.

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The Rise of the New Contract Worker

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More and more people are choosing a contingent work style — that is, temporary work that may be project-based or time-based — over full-time or part-time work. Temporary placement service provider Adecco predicts that the rate of growth in contingent workers will be three to four times the growth rate among traditional workforces, and that they eventually will make up about 25% of the global workforce.

 

One reason for the increasing popularity of contingent work is involuntary: not everyone can find full-time employment. But, intriguingly, more and more people are choosing a contingent work style.

 

Some contingent workers say they are seeking better work/life balance; others want to create or design their own careers by choosing the kind of work or projects that create a unique set of skills, making them more desirable prospective employees. Contingent employment can expose individuals to a broad variety of challenges, demanding constant learning and new skills, which make work more interesting for them.

 

Often, contingent workers say that it was their full-time employment experience that convinced them to strike out on their own. Research published by Rosalind Bergemann in 2010 among workers who voluntarily chose to become independent reveals that 74% of respondents cited a lack of employer engagement as their principal reason for leaving.

 

New technologies and services for contingent workers make it easier and less painful to make the choice to go independent. New types of talent brokers such as YourEncore, an online network of retired and veteran scientists and engineers, or InnoCentive, which offers crowdsourcing services to companies with innovation challenges, connect free agents with project-based work in virtual marketplaces. The lack of benefits such as health and life insurance and disability benefits has been an ongoing major deterrent to contingent work, but even that situation is changing. Insurance and other benefits can be obtained from organizations such as the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) at highly competitive rates. Axiom Legal offers its members continuity of benefits when they are between assignments.

Contingent workers can add to an organization's intellectual capacity and provide instant expertise as needed.


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20 Tech Trends for 2013

20 Tech Trends for 2013 | MICRO TRENDS | Scoop.it
(Click to view frog's 2013 Tech Trends poster) Yes, it’s already that transitional time when our current year ends and another begins, and today and tomorrow are quickly changing hands.
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Seeding Entrepreneurship: How A Sierra Leone Community is ‘Learning’ To Feed Itself

Seeding Entrepreneurship: How A Sierra Leone Community is ‘Learning’ To Feed Itself | MICRO TRENDS | Scoop.it
When we launched the Innovate Salone platform in March 2012, our goal was to expand a culture of innovation and self-efficacy in Sierra Leone. An important aspect of our strategy is to ensure local
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Niño alérgico tiene un robot que va a la escuela por él - El Nuevo Día

Niño alérgico tiene un robot que va a la escuela por él - El Nuevo Día | MICRO TRENDS | Scoop.it
Compañeritos interactúan con naturalidad con el peculiar “estudiante”
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In Berlin, a ‘Dark Horse’ in innovation | SmartPlanet

In Berlin, a ‘Dark Horse’ in innovation | SmartPlanet | MICRO TRENDS | Scoop.it
BERLIN — An unusual collective is helping German big business to innovate by teaching it how to “play”.

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‘Open Science’ Challenges Journal Tradition With Web Collaboration

‘Open Science’ Challenges Journal Tradition With Web Collaboration | MICRO TRENDS | Scoop.it
Many scientists want to open up an age-old system of submitting private research to commercial journals that they say is hidebound, expensive and elitist.

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Learn a new hobby by subscription

Learn a new hobby by subscription | MICRO TRENDS | Scoop.it
Amabam is hoping to use the subscription business model to help people find their latest passion, with monthly hobby boxes that teach them new skills.

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Ekso Bionics| eLegs | Robotic Exoskeleton | Good Shepherd Allentown PA 18103 | Good Shepherd

Ekso Bionics| eLegs | Robotic Exoskeleton | Good Shepherd Allentown PA 18103 | Good Shepherd | MICRO TRENDS | Scoop.it
Good Shepherd is working with Berkeley Bionics to test and refine their state-of-the-art eLEGS exoskeleton technology, which helps the paralyzed walk.
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