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Why So Many Icelanders Still Believe in Invisible Elves

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How the country’s history and geography created the perfect setting for magical creatures, whose perceived existence sparks environmental protests to this day. 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:32 AM

I was discussing the Norwegian tradition of trolls and fantastical creatures with a friend who lived there for a few years.  She said that she doesn't believe in trolls when she's in the United States, but "when you are in those mountains with the rocks and trees, how can you not imagine that they might exist?" 

AJ A. Gildner's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:01 PM

In my AP Human Geography class, we have discussed the varying factors beween cultures.  I think this is one of the most interesting factors because it also adds to the history and foundation of a culture.  Personally, I would like to know the reasons, for believing or disbelieving in this existence of "elves", from locals.  This belief could cause much grief for construction of the island in the future.  However, I do not believe this a big problem, because I'm sure that many people around the world would be interested in these stories (I know I am).  Someday, when I go to Iceland, I will remember this article and surely will try and seek out these fantastic creatures.  

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Waze finally shows up in desktop Google Maps - CNET

Waze finally shows up in desktop Google Maps - CNET | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Waze finally shows up in desktop Google Maps
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Google also has tweaked the interface of Maps a bit, pushing its Pegman character to the lower right corner, and making roads with Street View appear in blue when you click on Pegman.
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Rocket carrying Olympic torch blasts into space

Rocket carrying Olympic torch blasts into space | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Russian Soyuz craft with crew of 3 taking it to International Space Station ahead of Sochi Winter Games
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You Can See a Sunset From Space

You Can See a Sunset From Space | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
There are, right now, six people in space.
One of these people is American flight engineer Karen Nyberg.
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Russian Meteor's Air Blast Was One for the Record Books - National Geographic

Russian Meteor's Air Blast Was One for the Record Books - National Geographic | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
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Russian Meteor's Air Blast Was One for the Record Books
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Meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk in early 2013 topped 500 kilotons and indicates higher risk of future blasts.
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Population quiz: how well do you know the world?

Population quiz: how well do you know the world? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Pit your wits against Hans Rosling, the data Jedi whose unique presentations have shed fresh light on the way we view the world. He sent us nine questions to test your knowledge


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Video: New guidelines tell Chinese residents to stay home on bad pollution days

Video: New guidelines tell Chinese residents to stay home on bad pollution days | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
China's dependence on coal has exacerbated the country's problem with smog, as air quality levels in one city recently reached 40 times the safe limit recommended by the World Health Organization.
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Six Colorado Counties Step Toward Secession

Six Colorado Counties Step Toward Secession | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Yesterday, New York City got a new mayor, Virginia got a new governor and Colorado got—a secession? But a much smaller secession than some had hoped for.
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The penalty for texting and driving in your state

The penalty for texting and driving in your state | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
How much is the fine for texting while driving? It varies by state -- here's the complete list
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Robbins & Associates's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:40 AM

Can texting and driving be stopped by stiffer penalties?

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Robbins & Associates's curator insight, March 26, 2014 5:18 PM

Texting is a major problem on the roads. Thanks to +Gladys Wiles for this one.

 

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David Slepkow's curator insight, October 28, 2014 5:22 AM

For more information concerning Rhode Island Texting Driving Accident lawyer please visit:

http://ricaraccidentlawyers.com/reading-text-message-enough-sustain-texting-driving-charge/


an article by RI Texting Driving Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
excerpt:


The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Traffic Tribunal sitting in Providence Rhode Island issued a texting while driving / distracted driving legal appellate decision in STATE OF RHODE ISLAND v JASON KILSEY C.A. No. T13-0056 : 13001519371

(Keep in mind that this Court is a low level Court which is not binding precedent on the Providence Superior Court or the RI District Court or The Rhode Island Supreme Court.)


Read the decision heretextingdrivingri


Thankfully, there was no motor vehicle crash or car accident or anyone injured as a result of this incident!

Read Rhode Island’s Texting While Driving Statute§ 31-22-30  Text messaging while operating a motor vehicle


important keywords: Distracted Driving,Drink and Driving Accidents,Texting Driving

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Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity | Chapter 9. China and the Soybean Challenge | EPI

Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity | Chapter 9. China and the Soybean Challenge | EPI | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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17th century London visualized

"Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started. As Londonist notes, “Although most of the buildings are conjectural, the students used a realistic street pattern [taken from historical maps] and even included the hanging signs of genuine inns and businesses” mentioned in diaries from the period."


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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:53 AM

London in the 1700's was a chacterised by buildings that were very tighly packed together with obviously little fire code. There buildings are similiar to other communities thrughout Europe and areas in Switzerland. This remake of the past gives the student an animated journey into an  England that once was before the fire. It appears preindustrial revolution and shows how the economy was run by individual businesses and markets, its always interesting to look into the past and see the way the same cities exist today. Most importantly we learn and have the best fire codes possible

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:24 AM

For someone who loves history as much as i do this was a real treat. It honest makes you feel as if you could hop on a plane and travel there right now. Also as someone who has walked the streets of london you can see glimpses of these times within the architechture and the city planning. Great video really makes me nostalgic for a time in which was way before myself.

Mrs. Karnowski's curator insight, August 27, 2014 6:41 AM

2G Contemporary Period

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Christaller's central places theorem, overlaid on Google Earth

Christaller's central places theorem, overlaid on Google Earth | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Let There Be Light! Norwegian Town Sees First Winter Sun

Let There Be Light! Norwegian Town Sees First Winter Sun | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Rjukan, Norway, has spent six months of every year without direct sunlight, but new mountaintop mirrors herald a brighter future.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:25 PM

Life north of the Arctic Circle isn't for the faint-hearted.  In the town of Rjukan, the are simply trying to make the winter months more tolerable (this image and story was originally uncovered on the Boston Globe's Big Picture).

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Google Maps Update Brings Street View Enhancements and Pegman - Mashable

Google Maps Update Brings Street View Enhancements and Pegman - Mashable | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Business Insider Australia Google Maps Update Brings Street View Enhancements and Pegman Mashable The new Google Maps continues to undergo incremental changes that promise to make it an indispensable interactive mapping solution, once the new...
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The Extremely Complex Syrian War In Two Maps - Business Insider

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The Syrian war has torn the nation apart over the last two and a half years, and there is no end in sight.
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I Loved You, Blockbuster

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flickr/Dave DugdaleOne day soon, all the Blockbusters will be gone, along with the Hollywood Videos and independent chains.
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Google Mystery Barge Is an 'Interactive Space Where People Can Learn About New Technology'

Google Mystery Barge Is an 'Interactive Space Where People Can Learn About New Technology' | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The formerly mysterious barge (Reuters).Well, that's too bad. Google's mystery barge is a mystery no longer.
The company released a statement saying, essentially, that the ship is the product showroom it has been reported to be.
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World Population Distribution Map: by latitude and longitude

World Population Distribution Map: by latitude and longitude | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Five Year Old Geography Genius Arden Hayes on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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"AhhhSTANishing" 5 year old!

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Video: Carbon dioxide levels continue to rise at South Pole

Video: Carbon dioxide levels continue to rise at South Pole | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The U.N. says carbon dioxide is responsible for 80 percent of the warming effect on the planet's climate. The gas's effects are felt all over the world -- even at the South Pole, where scientists find increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the air.
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Man flies around Mt. Fuji using jet-powered wing

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Swiss aviator Yves Rossy used his jet-powered wing to make several flights around Japan's highest peak, Mt. Fuji. Norah O'Donnell reports.
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Create Your Own Map

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"Create a color-coded Visited States Map, showing off your road travel in the United States and Canada."


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Charles Adami's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:52 PM

Students color code states involved in expedition. Louisiana Purchase , and US circa 1803.

Cam E's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:40 PM

I took the liberty of using this site which was linked on my Professor's page to create my own map of travels within the United States! Green represents states which I've spent many nights, amber for states which I briefly passed through, and red for states I've never been to at all. I didn't include the map for Canada as well, but I've been to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario primarily. I'm very into the idea of travel and intend to visit as many places as I can in my lifetime, but I have focused much of my journeys for the future into foreign countries. This map gave me the hint that I might want to focus homeward a bit more.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 12, 2014 8:40 PM

http://vsm.defocus.net/img/vsm-28fc2e56c17b6506f2405817cce289c4.png This link is a picture of my map. It was divided by different colors. Red was for places you have not seen. Amber was for places you have seen some and maybe slept there a couple times. Blue meant that you have been there a fair amount of times and green meant that you spent the most time their and slept there on multiple occasions. Unfortunately, almost my whole map was the color red. I haven't been many places. The only places that I have consistently been to are Florida, New York, and Massachusetts. Connecticut on rare occasions and of course Rhode Island was the number one place on my map. I hope to one day turn all those red states into green states.

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Online Mapping for Educators

Online Mapping for Educators | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Did you miss our Oct. 26th event Online Mapping for Educators?  If you still want to see what happened, here are the documents to supplement the Oct. 26th professional development activity.  

Create an AGOL map.  Fabulous Interactive Maps.
5 mapping activities in 5 minutes AGO 5×5. Creating a StoryMap. 

For AFTER the event: 

Guidance for using ArcGIS Online.Making a quick Story Map (More complete instructions from start to finish).

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The Climate Mapping Tool You've Been Waiting For

The Climate Mapping Tool You've Been Waiting For | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Meet the data treasure trove known as "NOAA View."

 

Weather geeks, say goodbye to your morning productivity. The data conjurers at NOAA have rolled their latest environmental visualization out of the hanger, and it is bursting with every possible thing you'd want to know about the planet's health, from past to present to worrisome future.

Want to know what the clouds like looked during your city's last nasty storm? The "NOAA View" portal has crisp satellite images stretching 5 years back. Curious where snow and ice have accumulated this year? The frozen stuff is splashed about the globe like splattered white frosting.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 6, 2013 10:07 AM

Great satellite imagery and images stretching 5 years back.

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Geography of Quinoa

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"The popularity of Quinoa has grown exponentially among the health-conscious food consumers in the developed economies of the world.  Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is rich in protein and is a better grain for those seeking to lose weight.  Quinoa has historically be rather limited but this diffusion is restructuring the geographic patterns of many places." 


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Jason Schneider's curator insight, February 9, 2015 10:10 PM

Quinoa appears to be originated as grain crop for edible seeds in parts of Bolivia, Argentina, Peru and along to Andes Mountain. However, they increase the crop value as it spreads to other areas of the world such as Europe and United States. One thing that I wonder is that if the production is going to be popular in any region other than South America but manufacturing regions started on eastern United States and they spread overseas to Europe. I wonder if production of Quinoa will spread to other continents. Believe it or not, it has partially spread to small parts of southwestern Europe.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 22, 2015 3:20 PM

Quinoa will be a staple for generations to come and the countries of Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay and Argentina would do well to provide all the assistance to the farming community in their respective countries. This product is like New Age rice, it provides multiple benefits to health conscious consumers such as protein, fiber, and a "full" feeling when consumed. Any recipe that calls for a rice base can incorporate Quinoa just as easily and it tastes great. being a bit of a health freak, I use Quinoa in my diet and it works.

While the success of the grain has made it less accessible price-wise to those who grow it, it should provide for a greater economic benefit for years to come, lifting a population from near poverty levels to hopefully one of a strong and vibrant middle class.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, December 2, 2015 3:43 PM

Quinoa has been grown in the high mountains of the Andes for decades and has been a localized food for the population. As their health benefits became known in to the global community, the demands for them increases. This made it difficult for the locals to find cheap Quinoa, which is normally eaten in their diet. I feel that it is unfair for the locals to have seek new source of food alternatives now that their healthy Quinoa will become more expensive as the demand for it goes up.