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The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Google Ventures' Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team's ideas down on paper.
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Interesting storyboard guide from Google

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Alexandru GROSU's curator insight, February 20, 12:24 PM

Sketch it! An image worth a thousand words. Get to the backdoor of the cortex, where decisions are actually made.

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Scientists find strongest natural material known to humans

Scientists find strongest natural material known to humans | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Extreme strength observed in limpet teeth
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More inspiration sources for biomimicry design

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Iconic graph at center of climate debate

Iconic graph at center of climate debate | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
the legitimate scientific challenging of research results that is part of the give and take of the scientific method all done in good faith to help advance the forefront of our knowledge
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"the legitimate scientific challenging of research results that is part of the give and take of the scientific method all done in good faith to help advance the forefront of our knowledge"

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This Physicist Has A Groundbreaking Idea About Why Life Exists

This Physicist Has A Groundbreaking Idea About Why Life Exists | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
It could liberate biologists from relying too much on a Darwinian explanation.
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This is brilliant! The best reading I have had in a long while! "dissipation-driven adaptation of matter"

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Our seas are in trouble: Extinction risk for 20-25% of well-known marine species

Our seas are in trouble: Extinction risk for 20-25% of well-known marine species | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Overfishing, pollution, climate change and destruction of habitats like coral reefs are all putting our seas in trouble but academics fear the risk is not being taken as seriously as concerns for the loss of animals and plants which live on land, experts say. Using the most comprehensive conservation data available for both marine and non-marine organisms, new research has shown that 20 to 25 per cent of the well-known species living in our seas are now threatened with extinction -- the same fig
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20 to 25% of marine and land, plant and animal species threatened with extinction, even this won't be enough to change our 'business as usual'?

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Sustainable.co.za's curator insight, February 2, 10:33 AM

This is frightening news. 

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Three minutes and counting

Three minutes and counting | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who had helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists created the Doomsday Clock two years later, using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero) to convey threats to humanity and the planet.
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Three minutes to mid night and counting, the smartest warn us, the dumbest don't listen, but who rules the world?

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Shape

A film about design. If for one day you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change? http://www.makeshapechange.com -- Shape is…
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why design matters?

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Complexity theory: an introduction - YouTube

A short introduction to the new area of complexity theory. This video is part of our full introductory course on complex theory: http://www.elearning.fotonla...
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Superb and clear explanation, a must see!!!

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Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander: Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon
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"So far, there’s little to indicate they got that wrong"

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NASA Climate Change - YouTube

NASA Climate Change - YouTube | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Earth: Your Future. Our Mission. OUR MISSION: "Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet" is a premiere resource for accurate and timely news and info...
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An essential place to follow

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The 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index

The 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world.
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Legatum prosperity index, one more way to measure well-being and development beyond the archaic GDP

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Why DesignX? Designers and Complex Systems

Why DesignX? Designers and Complex Systems | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
For many years, together with a number of design educators, I have been discussing how design can address the complex socio-technological systems that characterize our world. The issues are not new: many people and disciplines have grappled with them for some time. But how can design play a role? Do our educational methods, especially the emphasis upon craft, prepare designers for this? What can design add? In Fall 2014, a number of us found ourselves in Shanghai where we were
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DesignX pushing design forward

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4 animations that show what's really going on with our climate

So many different factors influence the climate, trying to understand them all is a daunting task. For Gavin Schmidt, they're an opportunity. Check out his climate models, designed to help explain ...
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Not isolated phenomena, Earth's climate system as one unified whole

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Health risks of shipping pollution have been 'underestimated'

Health risks of shipping pollution have been 'underestimated' | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Governments warned after study finds one giant container ship can emit almost same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars
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"Uneconomic" Daly said... there goes your economies of scale, when are we going to add to the account the impact of such pollution?

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New desalination technology could answer state drought woes

New desalination technology could answer state drought woes | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Could desalination be the answer to California’s drought? As parts of the state become drier, scientists are looking at ways to turn seawater into drinkable water.
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Yes sure, at the end it all comes down to energy... as always

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Una bacteria modificada convierte la energía del Sol en combustible líquido

Una bacteria modificada convierte la energía del Sol en combustible líquido | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Científicos de EE UU logran almacenar el inagotable poder energético solar en un alcohol
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Del Sol a un combustible líquido, a través de una bacteria
From the Sun to a liquid fuel, through a bacteria

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Study: Arctic seafloor methane releases double previous estimates

Study: Arctic seafloor methane releases double previous estimates | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated, according to new research.
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University of Alaska Fairbanks: methane released double than expected

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A Systems Story - YouTube

A Systems Story - A short introduction to key systems thinking concepts. Directed by: Gyula Gábor Tóth, Videographer : Dénes Fellegi, Design: Enikő Simonyi, ...
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Excellent video about what systems thinking is...

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NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record

NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists. The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception of 1998, have now occurred since 2000. This trend continues a long-term warming of the planet, according to an analysis of surface temperature measurements.
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I know you don't want to hear bad news, but burying our head in the sand is not going to help...

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Home

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Create 3D printed electronics with novel materials, software and hardware. 
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This is the first approach to the real revolution in additive manufacturing

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NASA finds good news on forests and carbon dioxide

NASA finds good news on forests and carbon dioxide | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A new NASA-led study shows that tropical forests may be absorbing far more carbon dioxide than many scientists thought, in response to rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas. The study estimates that tropical forests absorb 1.4 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide out of a total global absorption of 2.5 billion -- more than is absorbed by forests in Canada, Siberia and other northern regions, called boreal forests.
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Good news for a new year, we just have to stop deforestation of all types of forest!

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Home | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Home | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
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Some guidance for a future to come

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Why Scandinavia is not the model for global prosperity we should all pursue

Why Scandinavia is not the model for global prosperity we should all pursue | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
With high levels of equality, low unemployment and sophisticated social services, Norway, Denmark and Sweden represent models many strive to emulate, but they are not the northern utopias they seem
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Ergo: work to find your own model for sustainable development, stop following unsustainable ones, even if they don't seem to be.

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Home | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Home | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
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It is better to give it a read...

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The history of our world in 18 minutes

The history of our world in 18 minutes | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.
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Big history allows us to see how young we really are, and how little we really know, therefore a lesson in caution for the next decades

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