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Should Barnes & Noble Turn into a Mini-Mall?

Should Barnes & Noble Turn into a Mini-Mall? | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

The struggling bookseller's long-shot strategy options.  This has some excellent information on the paradigm shift in bookselling.  But it's also a great example of an issue that needs to be explored.  When an organization is in "survival" mode it often fails to take a good look over the horizon of time to really understand the consequences, both positive and negative, of the situation.

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What are the possible implications of Barnes & Noble changing their store format into a Mini-Mall?

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$27,500 Gun Hits Targets at 1,000 Yards

$27,500 Gun Hits Targets at 1,000 Yards | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Tracking Point describes the weapon as a smartgun, with a trigger wired to the scope so that the gun won't fire until it's locked on the target that's been tagged.
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Whenever a headline says "scary implications" you know it needs some immediate exploration!

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Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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What are the possible implications of changing the current drunk driving limit from .08 to .05?

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The Only Way to Leave This Nightclub Is to Pass a Breathalyzer (VIDEO)

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What are the possible implications of forcing patrons to pass a breathalyzer test before being allowed to leave with their vehicles?

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New law allows Colorado hemp crop at Springfield

New law allows Colorado hemp crop at Springfield | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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What impact does this new law have for the potential of hemp in the future?

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Study of the Day: Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain

Study of the Day: Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
New research suggests it may be possible to learn complex tasks with little to no conscious effort, just like in The Matrix. Whoa, indeed.
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If anyone saw how quickly "Neo" was able to download fighting skills through the Matrix movie; this could easily draw some interesting implications.

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Agnes Furst's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:25 PM

Imagine what this might cause in education...