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State of the Earth: Still Seeking Plan A for Sustainability

State of the Earth: Still Seeking Plan A for Sustainability | ex animo | Scoop.it

The problem in addressing climate change, which Sachs also called the biggest and hardest challenge ever to face humanity, may be human nature itself. Fossil fuels remain the cheapest fuel source, and as long as they do, we will continue to burn them, Hansen noted, arguing for a carbon tax on coal, oil and natural gas with the proceeds distributed to citizens of the countries collecting the tax. And climate change timescales are "longer than human memory and longer than terms in political office," Goddard noted. "Human experience is also largely local, and it's hard to notice a global trend."


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Free Fonts to Download + Premium Typefaces

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We have hand-picked the very best Free Fonts to Download! Download amazing Free Fonts Resources today.

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Watching the Whale Watchers Watch the Whales | Adrian Seah

Watching the Whale Watchers Watch the Whales | Adrian Seah | ex animo | Scoop.it


The town formerly known as Hermanuspietersfontein, now, more conveniently, Hermanus, is renowned as the best shore-based whale watching destination in the world, which translated into budget-traveller-speak, means whale watching without having to pay an arm and a leg to have a boat take you out in search of these magnificent mammals. Home to the only Whale Crier in the world, who blows on his kelp horn whenever whales are spotted, Hermanus is undeniably proud of its whale heritage. That reputation has certainly not gone unnoticed, with streams of whale watchers doing their own annual migration to the town during whale season from July through December, as Southern Right Whales visit the relatively shallow waters off Hermanus for breeding and mating, other visitors include the Humpback Whale and Bryde’s Whale who also visit as part of their migration path. Whale watching involves luck and patience more than anything else. Scores of people line the shores with camera lenses of increasing lengths pointed out at sea, dead quiet. Once a whale, or three, are spotted, an excited chatter would spread around the crowd with the requisite finger pointing and inadvertently, someone attempting to mimic whalesong, usually not too successfully. I wonder what the whales must think of us, puny mammals in our North Face jackets lining the shores, perhaps they visit each season to watch us watch them...


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Environment - How to Save Trees by Recycling Unused Stuffs | All Infographics

Environment - How to Save Trees by Recycling Unused Stuffs | All Infographics | ex animo | Scoop.it
Infographics on How to protect environment by recycling old and unused stuffs to save natural resources from exhaust and go green loud and clear message...

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Fujifilm grows X-series mirrorless lineup with 16.3-megapixel X-E1

Fujifilm grows X-series mirrorless lineup with 16.3-megapixel X-E1 | ex animo | Scoop.it
Didn't jump at the chance to own a Fujifilm X-Pro1?

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Social Rejection Can Fuel Creativity

Social Rejection Can Fuel Creativity | ex animo | Scoop.it
Social rejection fuels creativity for people with an independent mindset.

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Fabulous low Light Photography

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Taking photographs during nights or low light situations can be lots of fun captured by specialized equipment such as SLR cameras, tripods, cable releases and flashguns. After sunset, as the light that passes brings a special quality to our everyday world magically transforms all buildings, fireworks and the northern lights becoming popular subjects. For this post, we have compiled a collection of striking examples of low light photography.


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How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World | ex animo | Scoop.it

Since 2004, Julian Germain has been capturing the inner lives of schools around the world, from England to Nigeria to Qatar, in his large-scale photographs of schoolchildren in class. Classroom Portraits (public library) is part Where Children Sleep, part Bureaucratics, part What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, part something else entirely — a poignant lens on a system-phenomenon that is both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of peculiarity, revealed through more than 450 portraits of schoolchildren from 20 countries.


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“Don’t Fear the Internet”: Copyright and Online Freedom of Expression

“Don’t Fear the Internet”: Copyright and Online Freedom of Expression | ex animo | Scoop.it

At this stage of the "Don’t fear the Internet" campaign we will focus on how some specific copyright laws and practices end up discouraging the use of the Internet for human expression.

Original article in Spanish ☛  http://www.derechosdigitales.org/2012/08/03/derechos-de-autor-pueden-afectar-expresion/


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Lie to Me: The Dirty Truth About Online Manipulation | Social Media Today

Lie to Me: The Dirty Truth About Online Manipulation | Social Media Today | ex animo | Scoop.it

The world around you is a lie. Virtually every aspect of online presence can be manufactured and really, you’re none the wiser.

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25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | Ace Online Schools

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | Ace Online Schools | ex animo | Scoop.it
25 websites featuring awesome virtual learning experiences.

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Nikon D4 DSLR review - Reg Hardware

Nikon D4 DSLR review - Reg Hardware | ex animo | Scoop.it
Nikon D4 DSLR reviewReg HardwareCapturing the moment is a new Kevlar/carbon fibre-composite shutter tested up to 400000 releases – an Ethernet port as well as a WT-5 WiFi transmitter enable remote operation from an iPad, iPhone or laptop.
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Most tightly-packed exoplanet system discovered 1,100 light years away -- a year lasts only a few days

Most tightly-packed exoplanet system discovered 1,100 light years away -- a year lasts only a few days | ex animo | Scoop.it

The Kepler space telescope has spotted the most tightly-packed exoplanet system yet, with five planets orbiting around the star KOI-500 within a fraction of the distance between Mercury and our Sun. The planets orbit their star in (going from innermost to outermost) 1.0, 3.1, 4.6, 7.1, and 9.5 days each, respectively, and each planet is between 1.3 and 2.6 times the size of the Earth. The outer four planets exist in a kind of orbital resonance, which sees them return to a set formation every 191 days -- that seems to keep them from being knocked out of orbit by each others' gravitaties and hurled either further out into the system or into the star to burn up.

 

The system was discovered by Darin Ragozzine, a planetary scientist at the University of Florida at Gainesville, and his team. It's roughly 1,100 light years from us, in the direction of the constellation Lyre. Its five planets are each slightly larger than the Earth, but their orbits are remarkably close to KOI-500 -- 150 times smaller than the orbit of the Earth. That's even less than the orbital distance of Mercury. Yet despite flying around so fast that it's only a manner of Earth days for each "year", they exist in an orbital resonance that keeps them from crashing into each other or falling into the star.


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Feeling Frightened and Anxious Ways to Overcome Nervous Breakdown

Feeling Frightened and Anxious Ways to Overcome Nervous Breakdown | ex animo | Scoop.it

How to tackle Nervous Breakdown Signs and Symptoms & prevent losing confidence. Nervous breakdown refers to the point of tiredness reached after a long period of anxiety.

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Recupera esos archivos eliminados con Pen Drive Recovery

Recupera esos archivos eliminados con Pen Drive Recovery | ex animo | Scoop.it
Los dispositivos USB si bien son seguros, muchas veces pueden fallar y perdemos el contenido.

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How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything | ex animo | Scoop.it
An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.

 

Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to your queries but hidden from your view. The deep map contains the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway on-ramps, speed limits and traffic conditions. This is the data that you're drawing from when you ask Google to navigate you from point A to point B -- and last week, Google showed me the internal map and demonstrated how it was built. It's the first time the company has let anyone watch how the project it calls GT, or "Ground Truth," actually works.


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Mass Sacrifice Found Near Aztec Temple

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Below street level in Mexico City, archaeologists have found a jumble of bones dating to the 1480s.

 

In the 1970s, construction workers unearthed numerous archaeological finds as the subway was being constructed.  The Mexican government decided to clear the several block of old colonial buildings to reveal the Templo Mayor, the ancient Aztec religious center.  Not coincidentally, the Spaniards built their religious center in the same place.  During the colonial era, the indigenous residents who spoke Spanish in Mexico City still referred to this portion of the city as la pirámide.  Today more finds such as this one are continuing to help us piece together the past of this immensely rich, multi-layered place filled with symbolic value. 

 

Tags: Mexico, LatinAmerica, historical, images, National Geographic, colonialism, place and culture.


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Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 26, 2014 10:00 PM

While the Aztec' civilization has been gone for a very long time, there are still traces of it resurfacing today. With the uncovering of the bones, it shows that the Aztec temple was very much in the heart of Mexico City has still has more secrets to uncover

Bob Beaven's curator insight, February 5, 2015 2:39 PM

This article shows just how varied the cultural landscape of Mexico is.  Unlike the Native populations in the US, the Aztecs had a large, flourishing civilization that was described by the first conquistadors "to match the glory of any major city in Europe."  When the Spanish eventually conquered the Aztec Civilization, they built right on top of the ruins of the old Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.  The way that Mexico City is layered right on top of the old Aztec city, means that many human remains and ancient buildings are buried right below the modern city.  This is what makes Mexico City different than any city in the United States or Canada, the cities in these two countries were not built over massive cities that pre-dated them.

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 11, 2015 10:07 PM

This seems to be quite a large sacrifice that was discovered. And while it may be just that, it seems more like a mass execution, possibly performed by the Spanish when they battled with the Aztecs and put at the foot near the Aztec temple to send a message that their God could not save them.  If it is a sacrifice, its a pretty large one.

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Visualization in Architecture: Drawing Types

Visualization in Architecture: Drawing Types | ex animo | Scoop.it
There has always been a connection between architecture and visualization.

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Best street art in August | My LoL space

Best street art in August | My LoL space | ex animo | Scoop.it
Top of the street artists in August. Such art can not be considered vandalism.

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Google Maps: 10 Handy Tricks You Should Know

Google Maps: 10 Handy Tricks You Should Know | ex animo | Scoop.it
Google Maps is a fantastic free tool, but we’re guessing you don’t have much spare time to play around with the service. Let us help.

 

Even if you use Google Maps just for personal use, these are basic enough of tips that all users should be able to use. 


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Original Writing and Plagiarism

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Wiki edited by Laura Gibbs.

 

In my experience, people usually don't consciously decide to plagiarize, but they may end up plagiarizing "by accident" because they run out of time, or they get confused about the assignment, or maybe they copy-and-paste, intending to go back and edit later but forgetting to do so. Every time that I have seen plagiarism in an assignment, the person swore that the plagiarism happened "by accident." That does not change the fact of the matter: plagiarism, even when it happens by accident, is still plagiarism, and the consequences are serious. It's like when you are caught speeding or running a red light: it doesn't matter if you did not know you were speeding or if you did not notice the red light - you are still going to get a ticket.


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In Portugal, A Military Base Becomes A Conservation Center

In Portugal, A Military Base Becomes A Conservation Center | ex animo | Scoop.it
A Portuguese military site, reimagined as a coastal conservation center, has taken top honors in this year’s Architecture for Humanity Open Architecture Challenge. The theme of the competition, [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS, called on architects and designers worldwide to identify retired military installations in their own backyard, and to collaborate with local stakeholders to reclaim these spaces for the greater social, economic, and environmental good. The Challenge Winner in the competition, announced on August 1, is the Ocean & Coastline Observatory (OCO) slated for Caminho da Raposeira Estrada Militar, a decommissioned battery in Trafaria.

 

Trafaria is is located on the estuary of the Tagus River, on the opposite shore from Lisbon, once a strategic area for the military protection of the Portuguese coastline. Trafaria’s Coast Artillery Regiment 5th Battery was built back in the days when heavy cannons were the weapon of choice, and battery’s concrete walls and iron slabs — with simple stonework in the eaves, stairs, windows and doors openings — were built to last.

The battery also happens to be located in the Costa da Caparica Fossil-Cliff Protected Landscape, 1570 hectares extending along the coast — which led the Lisbon Architecture Collective to re-interpret this military installation as a battery for coastline protection. By imagining it as a center for defending the coast against against environmental threats, the design aims to supervise the sustainable preservation of the coast while helping to preserve heritage.

“More than an economic asset,” the design team said, in their statement, “the ocean…defines our identity.” The designers reimagine the old military compound as a place where different area communities (including residents, scientists, researchers, fisherman, sportsmen and students), can meet and share their concerns, plans and ambitions for the coastline...


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Un drone de surveillance américain détourné par une équipe d'étudiants

Un drone de surveillance américain détourné par une équipe d'étudiants | ex animo | Scoop.it

Avec l'aval du ministère de la Sécurité intérieure, des étudiants texans ont pris le contrôle d'un drone de surveillance du gouvernement, via la méthode dite "usurpation de GPS". Une expérience qui met l'accent sur les failles de sécurité de ces machines.

 

 


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