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China emprende el gran salto de duplicar la renta per cápita de su población

China emprende el gran salto de duplicar la renta per cápita de su población | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
La cúpula del Partido Comunista inicia la reunión secreta para delinear las reformas económicas
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The scariest news lately, the Chinese government start strategies to double per capita income, just imagine the level of consumption, raw material extraction, energy requirement, waste, and so on... we desperately need innovative solutions to increase standards of living without following western "ways" which have been proved unsustainable... sorry is in Spanish

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Biodegradable batteries and induction charging cars: five tech trends to watch

Biodegradable batteries and induction charging cars: five tech trends to watch | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A run-down of green technology’s most cutting-edge innovations, including transparent solar cells and microgeneration boilers
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There are others, but at least some of this will be powering the world in a few years...

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What's Really Warming the World?

What's Really Warming the World? | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise
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Climate change sceptic? Some powerful numbers nicely displayed, the reality no matter what you think.

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How We Discovered The Dark Side Of Wearable Fitness Trackers

How We Discovered The Dark Side Of Wearable Fitness Trackers | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
You no longer have to look to science fiction to find the cyborg. We are all cyborgs now. Mobile phones, activity trackers, pacemakers, breast implants and even aspirins all act as biological, cognitive or social extensions and enhancements of our bodies and minds. Some have even predicted that human beings as we know them will be replaced by technically enhanced, god-like immortal beings within 200 years. Or at least rich people will.
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Who has the control?

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IMF Report Admits IMF's Obsession with Capitalism Is Killing Prosperity

IMF Report Admits IMF's Obsession with Capitalism Is Killing Prosperity | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
"By releasing this report, the IMF has shown that 'trickle-down' economics is dead; you cannot rely on the spoils of the extremely wealthy to benefit the rest of us."
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It was about time...

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How To Reach Zero Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Three Steps

How To Reach Zero Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Three Steps | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Can the world’s nations afford to make the changes needed to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change? Yes, says the World Bank Group — if we start now and incorporate three important components into our strategy.
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Easy to say, let's see if politicians really commit...

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Kering reveals true cost of its operations on environment

Kering reveals true cost of its operations on environment | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital
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value your impacts and dependencies on natural capital from The B Team

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The Power of Sustainability-First Design

The Power of Sustainability-First Design | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
For many companies, social responsibility seems to come as an afterthought. But if product developers are onboard, it can become the core of a business.
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For designers, engineers and probably in most cases the entire company, sustainability is something optional, to add at the end to make something "less bad", creeping incrementalism that is call...

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The Next 10 Years Will Be Very Unlike the Last 10 Years

The Next 10 Years Will Be Very Unlike the Last 10 Years | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
5 minutes | One way or another, we're in for the ride of a lifetime!
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"Plan the transition" = Design the future we want

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1.4 What is the full cost of your commute? | Moving Forward

1.4 What is the full cost of your commute? | Moving Forward | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
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The full cost of commuting, so? walk, bicycle, car or bus? or..?

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Need a Mechanism for Your Design? Here's the Motherlode

Need a Mechanism for Your Design? Here's the Motherlode | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Let's say you're a designer trying to create something with moving parts: A set of double doors that open in an unusual way, a console that deploys a hidden flatscreen monitor, or a space-saving cabinet with panels that slide sideways rather than swing out. Where do you start? There are
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This is brilliant!!!

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A Robotic "Hand" Based on the Chameleon's Tongue

A Robotic "Hand" Based on the Chameleon's Tongue | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Mechanical robot grippers are designed to grasp specific shapes. This is perfect for assembly lines, where every object is the same. But what if a more flexible solution were required? Think of a conveyor belt covered with random junk that needed to be sorted for recycling: Imagine a robot hand
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Biomimicry anyone?

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Global Analysis - February 2015 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

Global Analysis - February 2015 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
a summary of global temperatures and precipitation, placing the data into a historical perspective
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More data, as if it was needed...

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Desigualdad para todos - YouTube

Inequality

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Inequality for all - Spanish subtitles - subtitulos en español

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▶ The Universe in a Glass of Wine (Richard Feynman Remixed) - YouTube

Raise a glass. An ode to Richard Feynman: SUBSCRIBE, it's FREE! http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More below ↓ "The Universe in a Glass of Wine" . . . a poem by Rich...
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How everything is connected!

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Mantis shrimp inspires new body armor, football helmet design: Researchers find mantis shrimp is naturally designed to survive the repeated high-velocity blows by filtering out certain frequencies ...

Mantis shrimp inspires new body armor, football helmet design: Researchers find mantis shrimp is naturally designed to survive the repeated high-velocity blows by filtering out certain frequencies ... | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a hammer-like appendage that can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of 'shear waves,' according to new research. Using this information, researchers suggest that these shrimp may therefore be a model to inspire new body armor and even football helmet design.
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The power of biomimicry

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Why Web Design is Dead | UX Magazine

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But designers are really far from being obsolete!

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Wi-Fi-powered electronics make Nikola Tesla’s dream a reality

Wi-Fi-powered electronics make Nikola Tesla’s dream a reality | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The next billion devices may be powered from thin air, according to a team of researchers from the University of Washington
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This could be so, so powerful!

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The Best UX Visuals Follow These 2 Rules

The Best UX Visuals Follow These 2 Rules | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Design details send all sorts of cues to users. Make sure you know what your visuals are saying.
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Really worth it to read!

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Are You A Freelancer? Confused About Hourly Rates? Use This Calculator

Are You A Freelancer? Confused About Hourly Rates? Use This Calculator | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
You tell the calculator what you spend your money on, and it tells you how much to charge clients.
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Just in case some one still has doubts about how to charge for your work

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Backyard Brains

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Neuroscience for everyone... mhhh, what a designer could do with this?

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D3.js - Data-Driven Documents

D3.js - Data-Driven Documents | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
D3 is a JavaScript library for visualizing data with HTML, SVG, and CSS.
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Very interesting tool to visualise your data!

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Mathematical Habits of Mind

Mathematical Habits of Mind | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
In math (and all STEM subjects), we should encourage a mindset in which students know what to do when they don't know what to do.
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What to do, when you don't know what to do...

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How equal do we want the world to be? You'd be surprised

How equal do we want the world to be? You'd be surprised | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The news of society's growing inequality makes all of us uneasy. But why? Dan Ariely reveals some new, surprising research on what we think is fair, as far as how wealth is distributed over societies ... then shows how it stacks up to the real stats.
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Equality, what you think we have and what we actually have, is quite different, the question is, how do we get to where we want to be?

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Earth Will Cross the Climate Danger Threshold by 2036

Earth Will Cross the Climate Danger Threshold by 2036 | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The rate of global temperature rise mayhave hit a plateau, but a climate crisis still looms in the near future
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is it very urgent or just urgent? and why not enough it's been made

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