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No time to read? Blinkist wants to help.

No time to read? Blinkist wants to help. | Future | Scoop.it

As sad as it may be, many people just don't have the time to read these days. When we say 'read', we don't mean 140-character-long rants on Twitter...

 

.... To give you an idea of what kind of books you can read in 15 minutes, there’s everything from Popular Science and Business & Career, to Entrepreneurship and Health & Happiness. In terms of specific titles, well, there’s Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth, Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope, and the 2005 classic Freakonomics, from University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner.

 

Blinkist wants to help.

 

Once you’ve found the book you wish to read, click, and you’ll see a series of chapters condensed into around 250 words each. Then there’s a ‘Final Summary’ chapter that basically sums up the key points from the whole book....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 16, 9:58 AM

Even though it's a paid app, Blinkist may be a great asset for time-challenged people. Worth exploring.

Comunicologos.com's curator insight, January 16, 11:29 AM

Blink

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The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Future | Scoop.it

Learning is all about asking questions and finding answers to them. An inquisitive mind is one that goes beyond the status quo and probes deep below surface meanings. To foster such kind of  thinking inside our classroom requires some hard work and a serious investment in time and efforts. We, as teachers and educators, need to prepare the right environment where inquisitive minds can nourish and grow. We need to water this environment with a culture of asking questions.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 12, 4:11 PM

An infographic showing what sorts of questions we can ask when curating.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 13, 2:10 AM

The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Lyubov Kazachenkova's curator insight, January 13, 1:24 PM

INteresting infographic!

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Improving Student Engagement

Improving Student Engagement | Future | Scoop.it
This 10 minute video from Wynn Godbold outlines 3 critical pieces to improving student engagement.

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STUDY: Teens Leaving Facebook, Being Replaced By More Users 55 And Older - AllFacebook

STUDY: Teens Leaving Facebook, Being Replaced By More Users 55 And Older - AllFacebook | Future | Scoop.it
Are Facebook users getting older on average?

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Where are they going?

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Nathalie Bos's curator insight, January 16, 11:41 AM

Les jeunes commencent à bouder Facebook, les seniors s'y mettent

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Emerging ethical dilemmas in science and technology

Emerging ethical dilemmas in science and technology | Future | Scoop.it

As a new year approaches, the University of Notre Dame's John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2014.


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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, December 10, 2013 8:22 PM

The Reilly Center explores conceptual, ethical and policy issues where science and technology intersect with society from different disciplinary perspectives. Its goal is to promote the advancement of science and technology for the common good.

 

The center generates its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology with the help of Reilly fellows, other Notre Dame experts and friends of the center.

 

E-trucit's curator insight, December 11, 2013 3:47 AM

several interesting things

Saranne Davies's curator insight, December 12, 2013 4:48 AM

Interesting article.

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A Scientist Predicts the Future

A Scientist Predicts the Future | Future | Scoop.it

When making predictions, I have two criteria: the laws of physics must be obeyed and prototypes must exist that demonstrate “proof of principle.” I’ve interviewed more than 300 of the world’s top scientists, and many allowed me into laboratories where they are inventing the future. Their accomplishments and dreams are eye-opening. From my conversations with them, here’s a glimpse of what to expect in the coming decades:


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Teresa Lima's curator insight, January 10, 4:38 AM

#Not 

I think the future is unpredictable, and no one  can predict the future!

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 16, 7:38 AM

Predicción científica del futuro, esto es un tema a leer por lo menos.

Jesús Martinez's curator insight, January 18, 8:07 AM

add your insight...

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Top 13 'Futurist Speaker' Columns in 2013 - FuturistSpeaker.com

Top 13 'Futurist Speaker' Columns in 2013 - FuturistSpeaker.com | Future | Scoop.it
2013 has been a year of considerable change for both me and the rest of our team at the DaVinci Institute. While most of what you see here on Futurist Speaker is about my research, thinking, and philosophy on the future, ...
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Transhumanist novel by Zoltan Istvan sparks intense dialog among futurists - Marin Independent Journal

Transhumanist novel by Zoltan Istvan sparks intense dialog among futurists - Marin Independent Journal | Future | Scoop.it
Transhumanist novel by Zoltan Istvan sparks intense dialog among futurists
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Zoltan Istvan sits with his book on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Mill Valley, Calif.
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The Oculus Rift: virtual reality now I #cyborgs #cyberculture

The Oculus Rift: virtual reality now I #cyborgs #cyberculture | Future | Scoop.it
Virtual reality used to be ridiculed. But, thanks to Palmer Luckey's new Oculus Rift, industry, medicine and the military are now taking it very seriously indeed

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luiy's curator insight, December 30, 2013 8:53 AM

This device is called the Oculus Rift, and it has come a long way since 2011, when Palmer Luckey, a 19-year-old Californian student, built the prototype from scavenged parts in his parents’ garage. Luckey was an enthusiastic collector of old VR hardware the clunky headsets that had enjoyed a brief tenure in Nineties amusement arcades and had long dreamt of bringing back the technology in a useful form.

But despite the colourful cyber-predictions of films such as Lawnmower Man, there were good reasons that the virtual reality craze had fizzled out by the millennium. The headsets were too heavy to wear for long, and immersion in the blocky graphics of these early virtual worlds came at a price: a stiff neck, motion sickness and the feeling of wading through treacle.

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5 FUTURE FORECASTS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD - h+ Magazine

5 FUTURE FORECASTS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD - h+ Magazine | Future | Scoop.it
5 FUTURE FORECASTS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
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By 2035, even if a majority of humans do not self-identify as Transhuman, technically they will be.
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What you need to know about the court decision that just struck ...

What you need to know about the court decision that just struck ... | Future | Scoop.it
A Futurist's Observations. SF author Steven Lyle Jordan ... Follow “A Futurist's Observations”. Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Join 98 other followers. Powered by WordPress.com ...
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The Impact of Google on Our Memory

The Impact of Google on Our Memory | Future | Scoop.it

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State of the Internet report - Global stats and the Digital Divide


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Where virtual and real worlds meet | Design Indaba

Where virtual and real worlds meet | Design Indaba | Future | Scoop.it
Design Indaba | A better world through creativity | In an ever-increasing digital world, many designers explore the coalface where virtual and physical realities converge. We feature four future-forward talks.

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Immersive Virtual Reality Tricks Brain into Seeing New Worlds -

Immersive Virtual Reality Tricks Brain into Seeing New Worlds - | Future | Scoop.it
DOWNLOAD VIDEO New consumer technology brings the world of science fiction fantasy to video gaming with transformative virtual reality (V.R.) that can trick the brain with an immersive just-like-real-life gaming experience.

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Top 10 Tech This Week: Mood Sweaters and a Universal Translator

Top 10 Tech This Week: Mood Sweaters and a Universal Translator | Future | Scoop.it
A look at some of the innovative and imaginative tech covered by Mashable this week, including an app that can read your cholesterol and lightweight drones.

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Do You Know What Life Will Be Like In 5 Years? IBM's Top Scientist Does

Do You Know What Life Will Be Like In 5 Years? IBM's Top Scientist Does | Future | Scoop.it
The company's annual report of five predictions for the next five years is all about the benefits of big data: stores cities classrooms and hospitals. (Great article. The future by IBM.
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The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality |...

The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality |... | Future | Scoop.it
The wearable revolution is heading beyond Google Glass, fitness tracking and health monitoring. The future is wearables that conjure up a digital layer in real space to 'augment' reality. Read this article by Dan Farber on CNET News.
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Nano-capsules show potential for more potent chemoprevention - Science Codex

Nano-capsules show potential for more potent chemoprevention
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When injected into mice the nano-luteolin inhibited growth of lung cancer and head and neck cancer cells.
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