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Snow Art Puts Crop Circles to Shame

Snow Art Puts Crop Circles to Shame | e-Development | Scoop.it
It takes about 10 hours for Simon Beck to create his breathtaking snow art by wearing snowshoes to trek through the icy terrain on foot.
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Black Marble: Stunning New Images of Earth at Night

Black Marble: Stunning New Images of Earth at Night | e-Development | Scoop.it
See what the world looks like at night — from space.
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Did you remember to turn off the lights?

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BBC News - Review of Microsoft, Google and Apple's latest tablets

BBC News - Review of Microsoft, Google and Apple's latest tablets | e-Development | Scoop.it
Marc Cieslak looks at some of the new tablet releases - including Microsoft Surface, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7 and the iPad and iPad Mini - to see what they can bring to the table.
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Which tablet is best?

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Tens of Billions of Earth-like Rocky Planets Orbit Red Dwarf Stars in Milky Way Alone

Tens of Billions of Earth-like Rocky Planets Orbit Red Dwarf Stars in Milky Way Alone | e-Development | Scoop.it
Data released early this year from the European Space Agency's (ESO) HARPS planet finder shows that rocky planets not much bigger than Earth are very common in the habitable zones around faint red stars. The international team estimates that there are tens of billions of such planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone, and probably about one hundred in the Sun’s immediate neighbourhood. This was the first direct measurement of the frequency of super-Earths around red dwarfs, which account for 80% of the stars in the Milky Way.

 

This first direct estimate of the number of light planets around red dwarf stars was announced early this year by an international team using observations with the HARPS spectrograph on the 3.6-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. A prior announcement, showing that planets are ubiquitous in our galaxy used a different method that was not sensitive to this important class of exoplanets.

 

The HARPS team has been searching for exoplanets orbiting the most common kind of star in the Milky Way — red dwarf stars (also known as M dwarfs). These stars are faint and cool compared to the Sun, but very common and long-lived, and therefore account for 80% of all the stars in the Milky Way.

 

"Our new observations with HARPS mean that about 40% of all red dwarf stars have a super-Earth orbiting in the habitable zone where liquid water can exist on the surface of the planet," says Xavier Bonfils (IPAG, Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble, France), the leader of the team."Because red dwarfs are so common — there are about 160 billion of them in the Milky Way — this leads us to the astonishing result that there are tens of billions of these planets in our galaxy alone."

 

The HARPS team surveyed a carefully chosen sample of 102 red dwarf stars in the southern skies over a six-year period. A total of nine super-Earths (planets with masses between one and ten times that of Earth) were found, including two inside the habitable zones of Gliese 581 and Gliese 667 C respectively. The astronomers could estimate how heavy the planets were and how far from their stars they orbited.

 

By combining all the data, including observations of stars that did not have planets, and looking at the fraction of existing planets that could be discovered, the team has been able to work out how common different sorts of planets are around red dwarfs. They find that the frequency of occurrence of super-Earths in the habitable zone is 41% with a range from 28% to 95%.

 

On the other hand, more massive planets, similar to Jupiter and Saturn in our Solar System, are found to be rare around red dwarfs. Less than 12% of red dwarfs are expected to have giant planets (with masses between 100 and 1000 times that of the Earth).

As there are many red dwarf stars close to the Sun the new estimate means that there are probably about one hundred super-Earth planets in the habitable zones around stars in the neighbourhood of the Sun at distances less than about 30 light-years.


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Moore's Law: The rule that really matters in tech

Moore's Law: The rule that really matters in tech | e-Development | Scoop.it

Year in, year out, Intel executive Mike Mayberry hears the same doomsday prediction: Moore's Law is going to run out of steam. Sometimes he even hears it from his own co-workers.

But Moore's Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, who 47 years ago predicted a steady, two-year cadence of chip improvements, keeps defying the pessimists because a brigade of materials scientists like Mayberry continue to find ways of stretching today's silicon transistor technology even as they dig into alternatives.


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Understanding How We Learn: Phonetics

Understanding How We Learn: Phonetics | e-Development | Scoop.it

Shona Whyte:

Phonetics quizzes: names of actors transcribed phonemically for you to identify.


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The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) - Edudemic

The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) - Edudemic | e-Development | Scoop.it

Looking for the best cloud computing software for your school? What about a way to remotely store homework and other assignments? It’s time to figure out which web 2.0 tool is right for you!

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What Type of Social Media Personality Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Type of Social Media Personality Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC] | e-Development | Scoop.it
The Myers-Briggs Indicator tests psychological traits per individual. Turns out, your specific indicators inform how you use social media.
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An Interview With Dan Roam, Visual Thinker Extraordinaire « Annie Murphy Paul

An Interview With Dan Roam, Visual Thinker Extraordinaire « Annie Murphy Paul | e-Development | Scoop.it
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Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing [Book Review]

Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing [Book Review] | e-Development | Scoop.it

"The old days when SEO meant writing key-stuffed copy and then begging for or buying as many links as possible, from any willing website, are long gone.

 

In Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing, Lee Odden provides the definitive guide to SEO and its extension into social and content marketing for the new, more sophisticated world of search and web presence optimization.

 

Divided into three sections—Planning (tactics, audience research, content), Implementation (persona development, keyword research, content optimization, measurement) and Scale—the book provides a comprehensive roadmap for using integrated digital marketing tactics to drive business results".

 

Find Out More: http://www.business2community.com/books/book-review-optimize-0323465


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Is it Social Media or SEO? Removing the Confusion

Is it Social Media or SEO? Removing the Confusion | e-Development | Scoop.it
SEO is alive and kicking through social media. The two have joined forces to bring the most relevant and unique content to Internet users and here’s how.

 

It’s no secret that search engine optimization (SEO) strategies have changed. The relationship between being active in social media and its effect on your search engine rankings (AKA PageRank) has been widely illustrated from expert to expert. The solidifying factor was the introduction of Google+, the Google +1 button and Google+ Authorship.

 

Many knew social media network activity had an effect on that coveted first place search engine ranking, but it was Google that first showed how deep the SEO rabbit hole really went.

 

Read More At: http://exciramedia.com/is-it-social-media-or-seo-which-leads-to-success/


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Connected Mind - create mind maps

Connected Mind - create mind maps | e-Development | Scoop.it

Draw unique and memorable mind maps, store them in the cloud for free and access them anywhere. Works on Google Chrome.


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Audrey's comment, June 9, 2013 6:38 PM
This is brilliant!!
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Record mp3: record live audio and get an mp3

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Record mp3: record live audio and get an mp3

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5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse

5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse | e-Development | Scoop.it
Our universe may be one of many, according to numerous physics theories.
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Friday afternoon's head scratcher

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How Readers Discover New Books

How Readers Discover New Books | e-Development | Scoop.it
A while back I attended an interesting webcast hosted by Digital Book World, titled “How Social Networks and New Media Are Changing the Ways Readers Discover New Books.” One thing IR...
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Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking | Video on TED.com

Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking | Video on TED.com | e-Development | Scoop.it

TED Talks People aren’t just cooking anymore -- they’re cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made.

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10 ½ Ways to Take Advantage of "Social SEO"

10 ½ Ways to Take Advantage of "Social SEO" | e-Development | Scoop.it

As Search Engines evolve and continue to look for legitimate ways to determine rankings, social media continues to become a more important factor.

 

“Social Media will have two main benefits for companies,” says Benjamin Ard, Director of Social Media for Utah-based internet marketing firm Leadgenix.

 

“First is the obvious interaction that comes when companies are in direct contact with their customers. Benefit number two is the Social SEO aspect where social media links and interaction will count for a lot in SEO rankings.”

 

How can businesses leverage the emerging advantages of Social SEO?

 

Here are 10 (and ½!) Social SEO ideas every business can implement: http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2012/12/02/10-%C2%BD-ways-to-take-advantage-of-social-seo/


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Inklewriter

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This is a great writing tool for creating interactive (branching) stories. Readers can choose different options as the work through the story and find their own route through the materials.


Via Nik Peachey, callooh, Mayra Aixa Villar, Alfredo Calderón, juandoming, Mariano Fernandez S., PuertoTICs, Rui Guimarães Lima, THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
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Martijn Koops's curator insight, January 5, 2013 6:15 AM

Tool voor het schrijven van branches stories, lezers kunnen keuzes maken in het verhaal en zelf hun route kiezen.

Biedt misschien mogelijkheid voor interactivce storytelling achtige spellen?

Ik heb het nog niet geprobbeerd moet ik erbij zeggen.

Lino's curator insight, January 7, 2013 8:31 AM

inklewriter es una herramienta gratuita diseñada para permitir que cualquiera pueda escribir y publicar historias interactivas. Es perfecto para los escritores que quieran probar la interactividad, pero también para los profesores y estudiantes que buscan combinar conocimientos de informática y escritura creativa.

 

Permite Exportar a Kindle

Puedes incluso, conseguir que tu historia se convierta en Kindle. Lee esta página para saber más! http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter/create-an-ebook ;

 

Y no se ha terminado aún ... inklewriter está siendo constantemente desarrollado y mejorado, y van agregando nuevas características.

 

Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:01 PM

I'm going to use this in my creative writing studio this fall. It gives students voice and choice and taps into all elements of the writing process. Engaging and fun!

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65 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

65 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed | e-Development | Scoop.it
Catch up on the latest digital media resources with our weekly features roundup.
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How Your Brain Experiences the Passage of Time

How Your Brain Experiences the Passage of Time | e-Development | Scoop.it

Scientists have located a specific set of neurons that indicate how time passes, confirming that the brain plays an essential role in how we experience the passage of time.


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List of Free Photo and Image Editing Tools

List of Free Photo and Image Editing Tools | e-Development | Scoop.it
In this list you will find free photo and image editing tools! <p>Several people are looking for <em><strong>Free Photo and Image Ed...
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