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Technology that could disrupt the course of climate change

Technology that could disrupt the course of climate change | Technology Developments | Scoop.it

From next-gen solar energy to sending sun-blocking aerosols to the atmosphere, could tech innovations be the answer to climate change?

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From next-gen solar energy to sending sun-blocking aerosols to the atmosphere, could tech innovations be the answer to climate change?

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Game-changing Innovations are Right in Front of You, So Why Don’t You See Them? | Innovation Management

Game-changing Innovations are Right in Front of You, So Why Don’t You See Them? | Innovation Management | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
In scientific terms, habituation is the process of becoming desensitized or unresponsive to non-threatening stimulus because of repeated exposure to it. That annoying mark on the wall that you stopped seeing; habituation.

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Many are stuck in the stone ages - remember the old adage, failure to adapt is failure to survive....? APG

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Nikki Dugan's curator insight, April 14, 2015 10:55 AM
Its easy to get distracted in this era of information overload, yet that should not derail your efforts to modernize
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3d Printer – The technology that will bring the second Industrial Revolution

3d Printer – The technology that will bring the second Industrial Revolution | Technology Developments | Scoop.it

What is 3D printing? Well, it is a process used for decades in the industry, which is also called the “rapid prototyping”. This technology has emerged in the 80s and was originally used by companies

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New Tesla battery could take your home off the grid

New Tesla battery could take your home off the grid | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Ever wish you could ditch your electric bill? Tesla is working on a house battery that could help you break up with your expensive utility company, essentially turning any home into an off-grid abode. Before you know it, a home in the suburbs could even generate

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Goodby Electric bills.  Nice vision Elon - APG

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Paul Gill's curator insight, March 14, 2015 10:50 AM
Tesla wants to be much more than a car company - no more electric bills? Nice vision Elon - APG
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Goodbye Electric Bills - Nice Vision Elon - APG

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Gates Foundation Sees a Better Future Driven by Technology

Gates Foundation Sees a Better Future Driven by Technology | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
The lives of the world’s poor will improve more over the next 15 years than ever before, driven by technological innovations, from better vaccines and crops to mobile banking, Bill and Melinda Gates say in an interview with The Wall Street Journal...
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How poverty will really be addressed in the long term - A. Paul Gill: The lives of the world’s poor will improve more over the next 15 years than ever before, driven by technological innovations, from better vaccines and crops to mobile banking, Bill and Melinda Gates say in an interview with The Wall Street Journal...

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Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Rich visual content for the modern investor. Visual Capitalist is a new way to discover business opportunities and learn about investment trends.
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If you want in depth news and information about various complicated and intersting topics - put this site on your favourites list.

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Only 7 Percent Of Americans Admit That Technology Distracts From Work - Huffington Post

Only 7 Percent Of Americans Admit That Technology Distracts From Work - Huffington Post | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
You're probably reading this at work. When you're supposed to be doing your job. Don't worry, you're not alone. ...
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You're probably reading this at work. When you're supposed to be doing your job. Don't worry, you're not alone. ...

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The Hackers' Shocking, Pointless Defeat of 'The Interview'

The Hackers' Shocking, Pointless Defeat of 'The Interview' | Technology Developments | Scoop.it

The latest, strangest turn in the Sony hack saga, an ongoing sequence of cyber-attacks seemingly motivated by Seth Rogen and James Franco's "assassination of Kim Jong-un" comedy The Interview, has a film studio taking a seemingly unprecedented step: letting movie theaters pull the movie entirely in the wake of terrorist threats. The film was due for release on Christmas Day and now may not be shown in any theater—certainly not the major chains (AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Cineplex) that most Americans attend. It's a shocking turn, especially since it's motivated by extremely vague threats ("The world will be full of fear…remember the 11th of September 2001…we recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.").

In one obvious sense, then, the terrorists have won. But if their goal really was to prevent people from seeing Kim Jong Un’s fictional assassination, then it may turn out to be a pointless victory.

It remains to be seen how this situation will play out exactly—but it’s easy to guess. Within hours of The Interview getting yanked from theaters, news hit that Sony is apparently considering a premium online release for the film. That seems like the most logical step—both from a profit standpoint and a safety one. Sony stands to lose millions in this whole affair, not to mention whatever penalties they might owe the film’s creative personnel, so any money that could be recouped on VOD would help offset that. It also makes a certain sense that theaters are acting in unison on this—as vague as the threat might be, it would take just one incident to create enormous liability for them. The New York Times pointed out that shopping malls, in which many theaters reside, helped lobby for the decision to avoid screening The Interview.


The Interview could very well benefit, in a cruel and unusual sort of way, from all this bizarre publicity.


Still, many are pointing out the scary precedent of Sony bowing to unspecified threats, especially when the Department of Homeland Security said the threats were not credible. Say someone disagrees with the premise of an upcoming film—one that deals with a hot-button issue like abortion or race, for example. If a terror threat gets called in, would theaters be compelled to make the same decision they made here? Though the Sony hackers have displayed their might in a sense—by ripping hundreds of terrabytes of information from its private servers to publicly embarrass the company—they haven’t demonstrated the capability to make good on the more horrifying threat they made Tuesday.

The Internet has enabled the hackers’ power, but it has also neutered them: The Interview will almost certainly be seen, whether in theaters or not. In 1990, a similar situation would have doomed a film to utter obscurity. Even in 2001, the Arnold Schwarzenegger action vehicle Collateral Damage, which was due for release on October 5, 2001 and was pushed to the next February because it depicted a bomb attack in the U.S., was basically forgotten outside of that pop-culture history footnote. But because of on-demand technology, The Interview could very well benefit, in a cruel and unusual sort of way, from all this bizarre publicity. Were the situation not so financially harmful and publicly embarrassing for Sony, it’d be easy to conspiratorially regard it as some kind of high-concept publicity stunt to convince us of The Interview’s political bravery.

Still, who knows if that will translate into online viewings—or what Sony will even charge for the privilege of watching it in one’s own home, free of a terrorist threat. That’s how precedent-setting this is: Nothing like this has ever happened before. Three years ago Universal weighed releasing its comedy Tower Heist on VOD three weeks after it hit theaters, at $60 a pop, to generate public interest. Theaters threatened to boycott and the decision was scrapped. We lived in strange times then—but stranger times now.




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Dear Kim Jong-un and everyone else - Merry Christmas - um, regarding The Interview - What was the Point?  

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Graphene 3D Lab (GGG.V) to Demo 3D Printed Batteries > ENGINEERING.com

Graphene 3D Lab (GGG.V) to Demo 3D Printed Batteries > ENGINEERING.com | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (GGG.V) to demonstrate their patent-pending 3D printed battery technology.
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Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (GGG.V) to demonstrate their patent-pending 3D printed battery technology.

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How Bitcoin's Block Chain Could Stop History Being Rewritten - CoinDesk

How Bitcoin's Block Chain Could Stop History Being Rewritten - CoinDesk | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Bitcoin's block chain can store more than transactions. According to Julian Assange, it provides a way to preserve history.
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Very interesting perspective on Wiki-Leaks,  bitcoin and the blockchain concept by Julian Assange

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3-D printing enters the metal age

3-D printers are revolutionizing the way we make things using plastic, and now are being developed to print in metal. (What happens when 3-D printing enters the metal age?

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3D Printing with Metal won't happen anytime soon.  This CNN report indicates that there are many positives but also many practical negatives that make it very expensive and unreliable.  Graphene may not have those challenges.

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Frode Eldevik's curator insight, October 22, 2013 5:47 AM

...Og Norge er full av titan forekomster :) Nå burde noen kanskje våkne?

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FBI Fears Bitcoin's Popularity with Criminals | WIRED

FBI Fears Bitcoin's Popularity with Criminals | WIRED | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
The FBI sees the anonymous Bitcoin payment network as an alarming haven for money laundering and other criminal activity — including as a tool for hackers to rip off fellow Bitcoin users.

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The FBI sees the anonymous Bitcoin payment network as an alarming haven for money laundering and other criminal activity — including as a tool for hackers to rip off fellow Bitcoin users.

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Newcastle Web Consulting's curator insight, October 7, 2014 3:55 PM

In the document, the FBI notes that because Bitcoin combines cryptography and a peer-to-peer architecture to avoid a central authority, contrary to how digital currencies such as eGold and WebMoney operated, law enforcement agencies have more difficulty identifying suspicious users and obtaining transaction records.

Though the Bureau expresses confidence that authorities can still snag some suspects who use third-party Bitcoin services that require customers to submit valid identification or banking information in order to convert their bitcoins into real-world currencies, it notes that using offshore services that don’t require valid IDs can thwart tracking by law enforcement.

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IBM plows $3 billion into 7nm chip research and ‘post-silicon’ computer technology | ExtremeTech

IBM plows $3 billion into 7nm chip research and ‘post-silicon’ computer technology | ExtremeTech | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
IBM has announced that it's plowing $3 billion into two R&D programs that will hopefully make it the authority on 7-nanometer-and-beyond chip technologies. One R&D project will look at pushing conventional silicon chips as far as they will go (around 7nm), and the other will be tasked with finding new materials and techniques that can take us even further (quantum computing, carbon nanotubes, graphene, III-V). IBM also took the opportunity to remind everyone that it's already the biggest player in 7nm-and-beyond technology, with over 500 applicable patents (more than double the nearest competitor).

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IBM looks at the post-silicon future

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The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Here are our top fifty best books for teachers for professional development. From inspiration to educational psychology, we've got you covered.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 14, 2015 5:57 AM

Books often provide inspiration. This book list provides 50 books listed in five categories:

* Inspiration

* Leadership

* Educational Psychology

* Learning Culture

* Practice

A short description of each book is provided as well as a link to Amazon (at least for the books I checked). And think of this as a list of 50 great books. The post states "Number one is just as great a resource as number fifty."

If you are thinking ahead to some great summer reading that will impact your classroom next year this would be a great place to start.

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Sequencing DNA With Graphene - Asian Scientist Magazine

Sequencing DNA With Graphene - Asian Scientist Magazine | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
High speed, label-free DNA sequencing could soon be possible with the help of graphene.
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Graphene 3D printing feedstock launched

Graphene 3D printing feedstock launched | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
New York-based Graphene 3D Lab has launched a conductive, composite thermoplastic-and-nanocarbon material for use with 3D printers.
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Graphene 3D Starts Sales of Black Magic 3D - Here is how to understand the relevance - 1) We all own 2D printers 2) Those printers use ink 3) HP, Cannon, Brother sells billions of dollars of ink 4) In 5-6 years, 3D Printers will be commonplace, in 10 they will be ubiquitious 5) The money is in the consumables.  6) Graphene 3D Lab allows us to print 3D objects that have electronic components.


Remember the Star Trek replicator? Earl Grey Tea, Hot? Well, if you the design on a computer, you can manufacture it at home.  This is as big as computers, the internet and cell phones.  I am advising everyone to sign up to receive Graphene Lab info at www.graphene3DLab.com 

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Graphene 3D Starts Sales of Black Magic 3D - Here is how to understand the relevance - 1) We all own 2D printers 2) Those printers use ink 3) HP, Cannon, Brother sells billions of dollars of ink 4) In 5-6 years, 3D Printers will be commonplace, in 10 they will be ubiquitious 5) The money is in the consumables.  6) Graphene 3D Lab allows us to print 3D objects that have electronic components.


Remember the Star Trek replicator? Earl Grey Tea, Hot? Well, if you the design on a computer, you can manufacture it at home.  This is as big as computers, the internet and cell phones.  I am advising everyone to sign up to receive Graphene Lab info at www.graphene3DLab.com 

Paul Gill's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:58 AM

Graphene 3D Starts Sales of Black Magic 3D - Here is how to understand the relevance - 1) We all own 2D printers 2) Those printers use ink 3) HP, Cannon, Brother sells billions of dollars of ink 4) In 5-6 years, 3D Printers will be commonplace, in 10 they will be ubiquitious 5) The money is in the consumables.  6) Graphene 3D Lab allows us to print 3D objects that have electronic components.


Remember the Star Trek replicator? Earl Grey Tea, Hot? Well, if you the design on a computer, you can manufacture it at home.  This is as big as computers, the internet and cell phones.  I am advising everyone to sign up to receive Graphene Lab info at www.graphene3DLab.com 

Paul Gill's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:59 AM

Graphene 3D Starts Sales of Black Magic 3D - Here is how to understand the relevance - 1) We all own 2D printers 2) Those printers use ink 3) HP, Cannon, Brother sells billions of dollars of ink 4) In 5-6 years, 3D Printers will be commonplace, in 10 they will be ubiquitious 5) The money is in the consumables.  6) Graphene 3D Lab allows us to print 3D objects that have electronic components.


Remember the Star Trek replicator? Earl Grey Tea, Hot? Well, if you the design on a computer, you can manufacture it at home.  This is as big as computers, the internet and cell phones.  I am advising everyone to sign up to receive Graphene Lab info at www.graphene3DLab.com 

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Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb and store oxygen in such high concentrations that just one bucketful is enough to remove all of t...
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NEW! -  the material may also be configured in a device that could absorb oxygen directly from water and allow a diver to stay submerged for long periods of time, without the need for bulky air tanks.

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Ford To Focus On Connectivity And Autonomous Cars At New Silicon Valley Research Center

Ford To Focus On Connectivity And Autonomous Cars At New Silicon Valley Research Center | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is opening a new research center in Silicon Valley to develop technology related to self-driving cars and other emerging fields like vehicle connectivity.

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Will they all be black model Ts?  - A. Paul Gill: The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is opening a new research center in Silicon Valley to develop technology related to self-driving cars and other emerging fields like vehicle connectivity.  

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Technology in 2015 - the new gadgets coming your way - Telegraph.co.uk

Technology in 2015 - the new gadgets coming your way - Telegraph.co.uk | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Smarter appliances, cars, watches and virtual reality. All paid for with a swipe of your smartphone? 2015 may make it a reality
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Smarter appliances, cars, watches and virtual reality. All paid for with a swipe of your smartphone? 2015 may make it a reality

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New technology allows police cruisers to record nearly everything - CBS News

New technology allows police cruisers to record nearly everything - CBS News | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Police cruisers in Palo Alto, Calif., are helping to keep officers accountable with cameras that capture a nearly 360 degree view of traffic stops
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Police cruisers in Palo Alto, Calif., are helping to keep officers accountable with cameras that capture a nearly 360 degree view of traffic stops

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Will Tesla Drive To A New Double?

Will Tesla Drive To A New Double? | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
In March of this year, Eugene Groysman said that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) was the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the auto industry and has the potential to double. Since then, it has been a volatile month with the stock shedding 20% of its value from September highs. Does Eugene still believe Tesla has the potential to double?
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In March of this year, Eugene Groysman said that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) was the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the auto industry and has the potential to double. Since then, it has been a volatile month with the stock shedding 20% of its value from September highs. Does Eugene still believe Tesla has the potential to double?
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Paul Gill's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:27 PM

Will #Tesla Double its Stock Price?

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How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Kip Thorne looks into the black hole he helped create and thinks, “Why, of course. That's what it would do.”

This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at nearly the speed of light, dragging bits of the universe along with it. (That's gravity for you; relativity is superweird.) In theory it was once a star, but instead of fading or exploding, it collapsed like a failed soufflé into a tiny point of inescapable singularity. A glowing ring orbiting the

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Black Hole in my back pocket.  Wow.

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Canada must do more for environment

Canada must do more for environment | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
SUZUKI: Canada gets a failing grade from Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development.

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SUZUKI: Canada gets a failing grade from Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development.

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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough on Fusion Energy

Lockheed Claims Breakthrough on Fusion Energy | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready in a decade.

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Initial work demonstrated the feasibility of building a 100-megawatt reactor measuring seven feet by 10 feet, which could fit on the back of a large truck, and is about 10 times smaller than current reactors, McGuire said.

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Is 3D Printing Really A Miracle?

Is 3D Printing Really A Miracle? | Technology Developments | Scoop.it
Is 3D printing truly the miracle it's purported to be? That's a question I've asked myself numerous times, especially when I see yet another announcement from a hardware or software vendor or servi...
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