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Scientists unmask the climate uncertainty monster

Scientists unmask the climate uncertainty monster | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Increasing uncertainty in the climate system compels a greater urgency for climate change mitigation, according to new research. Scientists have shown that as uncertainty in the temperature increase expected with a doubling of carbon dioxide from pre-industrial levels rises, so do the economic damages of increased climate change. Greater uncertainty also increases the likelihood of exceeding 'safe' temperature limits and the probability of failing to reach mitigation targets. The authors highlight this with the case of future sea level, as larger uncertainty in sea level rise requires greater precautionary action to manage flood risk.
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Uncertainty at the base of climate change debate, we need more people learning about systems theory... especially politicians and economist.

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Money doesn't grow on trees, but electricity might | Energy Harvesting Journal

Money doesn't grow on trees, but electricity might | Energy Harvesting Journal | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Scientists have built a device that mimics the branches and leaves of a cottonwood tree and generates electricity when its artificial leaves sway in the wind.
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Another example of biomimicry!
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Common MythConceptions — Information is Beautiful

Common MythConceptions — Information is Beautiful | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
We only use 10% of our brain. We evolved from chimps. Dairy foods increase mucous. Pfffff! These and over 45 other myths & misconceptions debunked. Interactively.
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This is amazing because information is beautiful!
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Our World In Data

Living conditions around the world are changing rapidly. Explore how and why.
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If you want to talk about the world it's a good idea to get your numbers and facts right, great website to do that!
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How each one of us contribute to Arctic sea ice melt

How each one of us contribute to Arctic sea ice melt | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Measurements reveal the relationship between individual CO2 emissions and the Arctic's shrinking summer sea ice. For each ton of carbon dioxide that any person on our planet emits, three square metres of Arctic summer sea ice disappear.
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One more step to help understand individual responsibilities for climate change. In average every driver will produce one ton of CO2 every two months, according to this study that represents 3 sq, meters of Arctic ice.
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Global sustainability projects offer hope for the future

Global sustainability projects offer hope for the future | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Global examples of sustainability projects, which offer a positive future for the environment, have been identified by an international group of researchers. They gathered examples of positive initiatives from communities around the world for a website they created - Good Anthropocene. These ranged from projects involving community-based radiation monitoring in Japan and ones designed to create healthier school lunches in California, to puffin patrols in Newfoundland that save baby birds from traffic.
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How wearable technology can improve cancer treatment

How wearable technology can improve cancer treatment | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Researchers demonstrate how using wearable technology and smartphones can improve cancer treatment. The researchers aim to provide doctors with real-time patient data from wearable technology and patient-reported experiences so that physicians can base their treatment decisions on objective measures rather than just subjective and episodic observations.
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Four ways technology will change how we commute in the future

Four ways technology will change how we commute in the future | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
From self driving cars to streetlight sensors, we highlight some of the grand ideas for urban transportation from cities across the US
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Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data | Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions | US EPA

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data | Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions | US EPA | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
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RSA ANIMATE: Economics is for Everyone!

‘Economics is for everyone’, argues legendary economist Ha-Joon Chang in our latest mind-blowing RSA Animate. This is the video economists don’t want you t
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Quid

Quid is a platform that searches, analyzes and visualizes the world’s collective intelligence to help answer strategic questions.
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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations - Sparkol

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations - Sparkol | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
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Very interesting and useful tips about story telling
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The hidden psychology of failure

The hidden psychology of failure | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
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Great discovery of something that designers have been doing for ages...
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Saudi Arabia agrees plans to move away from oil profits - BBC News

Saudi Arabia agrees plans to move away from oil profits - BBC News | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The Saudi cabinet approves plans to try to move the country away from its dependency on oil profits, including creating a giant sovereign wealth fund.
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Big news! Big changes upon us...
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Tools for System Dynamics

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Very interesting system dynamics modelling tools
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Flexible device captures energy from human motion | Energy Harvesting Journal

Flexible device captures energy from human motion | Energy Harvesting Journal | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer.
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Capturing energy from human motion, the concept is not new, but it is very welcome new proposals on how to achieve it.
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elements.wlonk.com

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words
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Chemistry has never been my thing, but this type of communication connecting the world of chemistry with things that we all can relate more is a wise thing to do.
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From ancient fossils to future cars

From ancient fossils to future cars | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Engineers are developing cheap, energy-efficient lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles from silicon in diatomaceous earth. The research could lead to the development of ultra-high capacity lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and portable electronics.
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New battery discovery...
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Hydrogen from microalgae

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Hydrogen from microalgae for clean energy production "let's stop being energy hunters, let's grow our energy" very interesting perspective!
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'We are tending to become isolated by our mobile devices,' says UBC neuropsychiatrist in new book

'We are tending to become isolated by our mobile devices,' says UBC neuropsychiatrist in new book | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Dysconnected: Isolated by our Mobile Devices by Anton Scamvougeras explores how mobile phone use may be keeping people from being more creative.
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Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can

Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
It’s time to pour our creative energies into imagining a new global economy. Infinite growth is a dangerous illusion
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It is well known, since quite a while that perennial economic growth is impossible, IF this growth is linked to consumption and disposal of raw materials, Earth is finite! So decoupling economic growth from material consumption is a must. Therefore, a new economic systems is also needed.
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Helsinki Wants To Eliminate The Need For Car Ownership By 2025

Helsinki Wants To Eliminate The Need For Car Ownership By 2025 | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Here's how they're going to do it.
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Some are moving towards the future smarter and faster than others, Helsinki is prime example
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Cactus inspired skin gives electric cars a spike | Electric Vehicles Research

Cactus inspired skin gives electric cars a spike | Electric Vehicles Research | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Cactus inspired skin gives electric cars a spike | Electric Vehicles Research
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Another interesting story about design inspired by nature - biomimicry!
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A Debate Is Raging In The Museum World—And Design Is At The Center

A Debate Is Raging In The Museum World—And Design Is At The Center | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
MoMA in flux gives us a glimpse of a vast shift in how museums think about art, design, and the public.
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Museums experimenting with systems thinking, finally they start to understand things are interconnected and interdependent
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Design story: The Decanter

"The Decanter," a promotional film produced by Walter Landor and Associates in the 1960s, shows the start-to-finish process of several of Landor's…
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The design process according to Walter Landor, beauty from the 60´s

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