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Consumer electronics industry is heading toward world of wearables and sensors

Consumer electronics industry is heading toward world of wearables and sensors | Human Geography | Scoop.it

The consumer electronics industry is expanding beyond its traditional borders as consumers start to adopt technologies that make use of ubiquitous computing power, sensors, and wearable product designs.

Shawn Dubravac, chief economist of the Consumer Electronics Association, made this observation of the industry at the first press event at the 2014 International CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.

 

Among the trends he sees taking hold are mass customization, thanks to technologies like 3D printing. The 3D printing companies like Maker Bot have their own space at the show now, 7,000 square feet of exhibits, and it’s sold out. He believes about 99,000 3D printers will ship in 2014.

 

Consumers are also embracing lots of new screens in their lives. As an example, tablets didn’t exist as a big market in 2009. But now, in the U.S., Dubravac said that tablet ownership is expected to exceed 50 percent of households once the numbers from the holiday season are tallied up.

 

He also said that wearables and the spread of mobile devices are making more new technologies possible. And many of these new devices are autonomous, or able to do smart things on their via robotics or artificial intelligence.

 

Dubravac said that mobile devices are expected to outnumber computing devices sold to date sometime in 2014 or 2015.

 

 more at http://venturebeat.com/2014/01/05/consumer-electronics-industry-is-heading-toward-world-of-wearables-and-sensors/  view the presentation on prezi at http://prezi.com/3mwlxoyrroov/2014-international-ces-trends-to-watch/ ;


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To me the new and improved technology is a real eye opener. As the years go by many things are coming and going. In this article Dubravac is right about old technology we do begin to waste. What scares me the most is we will soon be able to operate things with our eyes.~Amanda

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The Crew's comment, January 7, 7:14 AM
My insight on this is that its a good invention . This is a good update for today's world. The world is being "refreshed" everyday and new technology is being invented . This is a good way to make everyone's life easier. So yes i do believe this is a great invention.
The Crew's comment, January 7, 7:14 AM
-Landon:)
BandKids13-14's curator insight, January 7, 7:19 AM

The electronics industry is advancing very quickly. The future is coming and its coming fast. Its crazy that people waste their money on these acessories. Thers really no need or use for them. You can function in the world without them. People have have before and they still will.

~~Jessica 

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Vladimir Putin signs treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russian federation

Vladimir Putin signs treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russian federation | Human Geography | Scoop.it
President Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russia. It comes after Sunday’s referendum in Crimea, which saw overwhelming support for a union with Russia. Putin…

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I feel that since Vladimir Putin has signed the treaty for Crimea to be incorporated into Russia there will be more conflict. That whoever doesn't agree to this will have consequences or there will be riots and more. That more violence would be used before something good can come out of this.~Amanda 

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The Crew's curator insight, March 19, 7:09 AM

With Russian troops lurking around every corner in Crimea, was Crimea's decision to incorporate into Russian federation really their choice? The presence of Russian troops in Crimea has been strongly felt, and I believe that Russia bullied their way of receiving votes in Crimea by the military intimidating them into voting for Russia. -Scout 

The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, March 20, 5:31 AM

Whether or not Ukraine's actions have been "extreme" or not, it is clear that them and Russia are no longer on the same page. Ukraine strives for freedom. But where did this random yearn for freedom come from? Sure, everyone wants freedom and recognizes when they don't have it. But they're reflecting the rest of the world-More developed countries that are also fighting for more rights, like the United States. Will this feud influence other countries that have also influenced them? Will it teach countries, like the United States, to go against treaties and force people to give them what they want? Time can only tell.-Brooke

 

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Fears of sectarian genocide in Central African Republic

Fears of sectarian genocide in Central African Republic | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The BBC's Paul Wood in the Central African Republic reports on fears that sectarian conflict between Muslims and Christians could result in genocide.

 

The UN has warned that the Central African Republic is heading toward a humanitarian disaster, as people fleeing conflict between Muslim and Christian militias pack into overcrowded camps with poor sanitation. Paul Wood in the capital, Bangui, reports on fears that sectarian violence will end in genocide.

 

Men armed with knives and clubs were striding down the dirt road, purposefully. They were Christians and they had discovered that one of our drivers was a Muslim.

 

They stole the four-wheel drive vehicle he had and started to take him away.

 

They were vigilantes known as the anti-balaka, or "anti-machete".


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It sad that genocide is still going on as we speak. That men just came up to a car and when they found out the driver was Muslim they took him out of the car and started to take him away. Also, a man just went up and punched a teenager for no reason is unacceptable.-Amanda

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Aimee Knight's curator insight, April 8, 7:16 AM

Reading this article breaks my heart for the people of the Central African Republic. I don't understand how someone can be so cruel as to lead and participate in these large-scale massacres. Genocide is something that, however evil and destructive it is, can be found nearly everywhere - either large-scale or small-scale - in some way, shape or form. We constantly talk about the ways we can prevent these atrocities, but talking is just about as far as that effort goes.

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The Fray's 'Heartbeat' Is About Rwanda Genocide, Not Heartbreak

The Fray's 'Heartbeat' Is About Rwanda Genocide, Not Heartbreak | Human Geography | Scoop.it

This article was about how the band The Fray's song Heartbeat was actually about Rwanda Genocide. This shows that people truly do care.


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This is a great example of how some writers don't just write random lyrics each song has  a meaning and the meaning towards this song is a very touching thing. The fray always write very emotional and purposeful it's great that they are getting out and helping show there support to the healing country. The almost a million lost in the massacre was a terrible loss and it a loss that we did not do more when we should have but there are organizations against genocide trying there very best to prevent future genocide. also the many supporters.

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Emotions in More than One Language

Emotions in More than One Language | Human Geography | Scoop.it

When bilinguals' childhood lacks of affection, they may prefer to express emotion in their second language.


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I feel this is a very true article. I myself do not speak a second language but I have friends who speak a second language. I can remember one day when they were talking about a basketball game and they started to argue about it and switched quickly from English to Spanish speaking very fast when they had calmed down and the argument settled they went back to English it was a very interesting experience.-shelby

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BandKids13-14's curator insight, April 3, 7:24 AM

I have met people that aren't from America that speak Spanish, and when they get mad or excited then they speak in their native language. I didn't know that some people didn't do that. It's weird that some people switch languages while they are mad or excited. My mind doesn't even work that fast on my first language. It's amazing how the human mind works.

~Jessica 

shamlabeth's curator insight, April 14, 8:35 AM

In some cases when people are able to speak more than one language and they are in pain, in trouble, are sad, or are angry they some times use other languages then the one they grew up learning. Sometimes it is easier expressing yourself using a foreign language. Using a foreign language sometimes  helps expressing yourself easier .~Amanda

Briley Angle's curator insight, April 17, 6:59 AM

I think that language is differnet for everyone and that is someone's special and own way of expressing themselves. Most people have a strong connection with their language but some people do not , some people that are bilingual pick to use their second language rather than their original language which perhaps most people think it's odd but if that's the way you feel most comfortable then just go with it. 

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The Beginning of the End for Suburban America

The Beginning of the End for Suburban America | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Beginning of the End for Suburban America...

 

A provocative title, but are our cities and urban settlement patterns shifting?  Is sprawl going to be curtailed by cultural, environmental and economic forces?


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Aimee Knight's curator insight, February 10, 7:01 AM

Over the years, Americans have been attracted to the "big city life" and all that goes with it. They chase down this dream that they know nothing about. This seemingly overrated lifestyle has suited some, but many, as we are seeing now, have discovered that the fast-paced life is not for them. In large numbers, people are beginning to desire the simplicity of life away from the constant streams of people and traffic. This change in trend contradicts the trends of previous years. We have worked so hard to build the large cities we have now, but was it all for nothing?

ethanrobert's curator insight, February 10, 7:04 AM

 Urban sprawl is starting to slow along with things like how much people drive their automobiles. This shift is due an increase in gas prices leading to a more selective choice to use public transit over the rising gas prices. This is mainly an economic problem, but other cultural and environmental issues will develop over time. This may lead to the end of the urban sprawl. - Robert

The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, February 10, 7:10 AM

When suburban areas starting increasing, it had several advantages- Bigger homes, better education, a yard to call your own. These advantages are beginning to be shadowed by several factors that are actually pushing people out of these suburban areas and changing the urban pattern in our cities. Will people start to swarm in the central business district, or will rural areas reign? -Brooke

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Child and adolescent mental health services under the spotlight

RT @AssemblyWales: Child and adolescent mental health services under the spotlight http://t.co/oyKzb8fq9k

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I think it is good that people are taking action on child and adolescent mental health. It is a terrible thing that needs to be helped. Its a good thing they are getting specialist in to help these kids. Also, that they are starting intervention programs is great for the kids with mental health problems.~Amanda

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Cleaning Services Leads | Janitorial Leads | www.leadsjanitorial.com

Cleaning Services Leads | Janitorial Leads | www.leadsjanitorial.com | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Commercial cleaning services is an industry that's all about making connections and both ways is exactly how those connections should go.

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Aimee Knight's curator insight, February 4, 6:28 AM

When we think of the "important" services in our society, cleaning and janitorial services does not noramlly some to mind. While they seem to be insignificant and really do not matter, they are bigger than they seem. In our ever-expanding world, even the smallest of servicecs provides a network of jobs that are necessary to cater to the needs of citizens. Sometimes, the underdog can make the biggest difference. 

BandKids13-14's curator insight, February 4, 6:30 AM

It is great that the cleaning service (at least some) care about your needs and what you want. You want a cleaning service you can count on and trust to clean your buisness or home. I'm glad there are dependable reasources that you can find notable cleaning services.

~Jessica

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LMF Free Classified  is an online Pakistan Free Classified website.You can post free classified ad with out registration on LMF and buy and sale everything through LMF. LMF provides online classified jobs , as well as newspaper Jobs.
http://www.lmf.com.pk/

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Rise of Cell Phone Development in Impoverished Countries

Rise of Cell Phone Development in Impoverished Countries | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Rise Of Cell Phone Development In Impoverished Countries

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Cell phones are a great invention that clearly have taken over the world. Cell phones are used in everyday life so I can't see a day without them. People use them to work or listen to music or record things. Cell phones help leaders communicate to one another when important information comes up.~Amanda

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Briley Angle's curator insight, February 4, 6:16 AM

Its not the number of cell phones being used , its the way people are using them . In rural countries such as Africa the people there are using social networking to get progams up and running . Cell Phones are helping the social well-being of people in impoverished countries .

The Crew's curator insight, February 4, 6:17 AM

I think cell phone development in impoverished countries will increase globalization throughout the world. The rise of people in financially struggling countries attaining cell phones will allow communication to be more frequent and will hopefully kickstart the beginning of a technologically in-sync world.-Scout

 

shamlabeth's curator insight, February 4, 6:19 AM

I believe that the use of cellphones in impoverished countries for development it great. cellphones are a great way to get globally connected even in the most remote places. people can call for help and resouceres. plus, this is a major advance in globalization. cellphones are a faster quicker way of communication and now that more impoverished countries have acesses to them everyone can be in the know about the world events.-shelby

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Is tech really killing the music industry? | Visual.ly

Is tech really killing the music industry? | Visual.ly | Human Geography | Scoop.it
What impact will technology have on the future of the music industry? Research conducted by Virgin and YouGov has shed some light on the views of the.

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I Believed that technology has expanded the music industry more than it has killed it but I do agree with many of the statics shown above. Without technology in the music industry going to see bands and going to a store to buy music hard copies at stores it would be an inconvinece  to the busy lives of many people who download music out of online stores.

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The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race


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I totally disagree with this article. I think that agiculture doesn't cause starvation at all. I think that it is faster and easier than hunting and gathering. Hunting and gathering is harder on the body because it makes you have to do more. In farming we have machines that can do most of he work. In hunting and gathering you have to go find the animal and kill it which takes to much work. -Amanda

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Dalton Denmark's comment, November 7, 2013 7:22 AM
The argument presented in this passage is extensive and at times is harder to rationalize against, however as i do respect this theory i disagree with the bottom line. as the evidence of human remains does show health and height deterioration the evidence isnt seclusive because many factors can contribute to said effects. also at the introduction of agriculture i believe health problems wouldve been faced, but only because it was a transition from the ancient practice of hunting and gathering into an entirely new practice, therefor humans could not be expected to fully and successfully integrate into a new practice. in addition i do not see it feasible to say agriculture was a mistake as it was a stepping stone into the new and more developed as well as substantially consistent and healthy revolutionized society experienced by many of the more developed today. finally the example of the healthier bushmen while interesting i dont believe is valid because their health that they are able to experience today couldve been a result of them being one of the few colonies in the area which is still reliant upon hunting and gathering which offers the wildlife more of an opportunity to thrive, allowing for a more plentiful and abundant harvest from wild organisms. which i dont believe would occur if many colonies relied on said practice because the organisms would be widely hunted to the verge of extinction. a prime example would be the alligator farms which were introduced because they were over hunted to the extent at which they were endangered, which would most likely occur on a broader scale to more species if hunting and gathering was still the main practice. so to conclude my lengthy reaction i do respect that the arguments mister diamond presented i believe agriculture was a revolutionary way o benefit the population.-Dalton
ethanrobert's comment, November 7, 2013 1:41 PM
The argument made of how agriculture was at more of a disadvantage due to more diseases , was a good argument , but it did not start the tyranny or starvation of others. The people that chose to be hunter-gathers were foolish to stay in a situation where they had to worry of not coming back with nothing or barely anything to put on the table. Therefore, agriculture was the smarter idea, and those that didn't choose to do so, chose to take the harder path in life, and that is why there was starvation. There is no way that having an easier method of growing food led to these ill mannered problems, it was the people's fault.
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Imported Air Pollution from Outsourcing

Imported Air Pollution from Outsourcing | Human Geography | Scoop.it

"Homegrown air pollution is bad enough, but for years scientists have tracked pollution rising out of Asia, crossing the Pacific Ocean, and descending over the western United States. A research team found that the Asian contribution over the southwestern United States could amount to 15 parts per billion of ozone (orange-red on three consecutive days in panels, left to right).  That could become even more troublesome, the authors note, if Asian imports increase as expected in the coming decades."

 

So in essence, sending manufacturing to China to avoid the Clean Air Act costs doesn't always lower our monetary costs nor does lower our environmental costs (not if our air is still polluted).  Geography is all about understanding the whole system, and the atmosphere does not recognize any international borders.  The Earth is our system. 


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I believe that Asia should think about what they are doing to the world. They are effecting the climate and the other countries with their burning of fossil fuels. It's not just them though because China is at the point where they have to wear mask out. we need to come together and make the world greener.-Amanda

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The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:50 AM

You know pollution is getting bad when it starts to affect countries oceans away. Society depicts that there is a pollution problem, but they do not take action-they merely address it. If humans are to find a solution to this problem, however, we need to actually take action.  

-Brooke

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Global Warming Paws Fails to Materialise: Earth Still Warming and Global Sea Level Rising Like Gangbusters

Global Warming Paws Fails to Materialise: Earth Still Warming and Global Sea Level Rising Like Gangbusters | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Human industrial activity burns fossil fuels which then release planet-warming greenhouse gases into the atmosphere thereby causing the Earth to warm.

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I think that we should really cut down the burning of fossil fuels. The average tempature is rising and sooner or later we will pay the price. I mean the  glaciers are melting becsause of greenhouse gases that are trapped in the atmosphere.We should go green and save the world.-Amanda

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The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:42 AM

 People just don't want to face the fact that global warming is occuring-and at a far more rapid pace than before. After all, worrying won't make for a peaceful environment. Instead of ignoring the fact, however, we need to take action to try to prevent, or at least slow down, this catastrophe.

-Brooke

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Why Are Pig Farmers Still Using Growth-Promoting Drugs?

Why Are Pig Farmers Still Using Growth-Promoting Drugs? | Human Geography | Scoop.it

4 November 2013, NPR, Dan Charles -- "There's evidence that using antibiotics to help pigs grow faster doesn't make economic sense.

 

It's one of the most controversial practices in agriculture: feeding small amounts of antibiotics to animals in order to make them grow faster.

But what if the drugs don't even work very well?

 

There's some good evidence that they don't, at least in pigs. They used to deliver a boost in growth, but that effect has disappeared in recent years or declined greatly.

 

The reason for this is interesting and even paradoxical.

 

Researchers think the antibiotics used to work by suppressing low-grade infections. In recent years, however, pork producers found other ways to accomplish the same thing through improved hygiene. This has occurred even while swine operations grow. As a result, the drugs have become largely superfluous — yet many farmers still use them. ..."

 

Photo: In recent years, pork producers have found ways to keep the animals healthy through improved hygiene.

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shamlabeth's comment, November 8, 2013 6:11 AM
Farmers give pigs antibiotics to help pigs grow faster in order to sell them faster and make more money faster but there is not any evidence that says the antibiotics even do what they are meant to do. The antibiotics used to work but not anymore. I don't think that they should use the antibiotics on the pigs anymore because it may harm them. -Elizabeth
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Emotions in More than One Language

Emotions in More than One Language | Human Geography | Scoop.it

When bilinguals' childhood lacks of affection, they may prefer to express emotion in their second language.


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In some cases when people are able to speak more than one language and they are in pain, in trouble, are sad, or are angry they some times use other languages then the one they grew up learning. Sometimes it is easier expressing yourself using a foreign language. Using a foreign language sometimes  helps expressing yourself easier .~Amanda

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WalkerKyleForrest's curator insight, March 21, 7:22 AM

Many children are forced to learn a different language from what they grew up with. With this setback, many of their feeling cannot be seen, in a negative way. But as  they accomadate to their languages, they can begin to comprimise and solve problems, live happily ever after.

BandKids13-14's curator insight, April 3, 7:24 AM

I have met people that aren't from America that speak Spanish, and when they get mad or excited then they speak in their native language. I didn't know that some people didn't do that. It's weird that some people switch languages while they are mad or excited. My mind doesn't even work that fast on my first language. It's amazing how the human mind works.

~Jessica 

Briley Angle's curator insight, April 17, 6:59 AM

I think that language is differnet for everyone and that is someone's special and own way of expressing themselves. Most people have a strong connection with their language but some people do not , some people that are bilingual pick to use their second language rather than their original language which perhaps most people think it's odd but if that's the way you feel most comfortable then just go with it. 

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Genocide courts attacked for failure to heal Rwanda's scars

Genocide courts attacked for failure to heal Rwanda's scars | Human Geography | Scoop.it

The unique "gacaca" courts, which have heard more than one million cases, have been hailed as the centrepiece of the mountain nation's miracle recovery from the 1994 genocide but their reputation has been disputed in a study by the Japanese aid corporation, JICA.


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After reading this article I feel that courts aren't looking enough into the cases of the people that caused misfortune in Rwanda.With so many cases on the table only twelve courts are doing something about them. They say that the courts aren't a dressing crimes that Tutsi rebels have committed~Amanda.

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Difference Between Race and Ethnicity

Difference Between Race and Ethnicity | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Up http://theturbulencetraining.com/difference-between-race-and-ethnicity.html When we differentiate people on the basis of their skin color, have your ever thought if there are any other defining characteristics for humans or is it solely a matter of skin color? May be there are other factors that are important or may be even more important, which do play a vital role?...


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Up until recently I did not realize the difference between race and ethnicity.I knew to some extent that they two different terms on a related subject.  After learning about each separate I can appreciate the difference and better understand about the problems related to them like genocide and racism.~shelby

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WalkerKyleForrest's curator insight, April 8, 6:28 AM

This article explains the slight yet distinct difference between the meaning of race and the meaning of ethnicity. These two words are often used interchangeably however they do not mean the same thing this describes the important difference. FORREST

Briley Angle's curator insight, April 8, 6:46 AM

Most people think that race and ethnicity are the same thing but if they were the same thing then they wouldn't have been named separately . For example race is Chinese , Latino , and or Hispanic  / Ethnicity is Native American.

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Urban Patterns | Olmsted’s Riverside Suburb in Chicago

Urban Patterns | Olmsted’s Riverside Suburb in Chicago | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Urban Patterns | Olmsted's Riverside Suburb in Chicago | The Outlaw Urbanist

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If you think there are a  lot of suburbs now think many years later. At this moment new suburbs are being built. Suburbs are needed for the growing families and cities.  To this day suburbs play a huge roll in the development of cities. Without suburbs cities would be overpopulated and the crime rate would be through the roof.~Amanda

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ethanrobert's curator insight, February 10, 7:03 AM

This is a magnificent foundation that is enforcing common sense into suburbs today. Suburbs are supposed to be for the higher/middle class, and are supposed to be expensively and well designed. The suburbs of the world today are becoming more like the inner-city and a country as a whole must be against the proliferation of cheap/badly designed suburbs in order to keep the land that has saved peoples sanity since the beginning of civilization.~Ethan.

BandKids13-14's curator insight, February 10, 7:03 AM

I think its amazing that we can build houses this fast and in this close of a space. But, there are too many people in a small amount of space. It is amazing that you can live in such a small region that you can walk a few minutes to give something to your friend.

~Jessica

The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, March 11, 3:55 PM

Suburbs are a major part of today's society. A large portion of our land is covered in suburbs, so it should be the main priority of the contractors, and designers of these suburbs to make them well put together and livable. Although it is in the public's best interest to make these homes inexpensive, they should also be well built or there would be no point in building them.
~Deanna 

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Florida Crime Rate Drops, Including South Florida - CBS Miami

Florida Crime Rate Drops, Including South Florida - CBS Miami | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Crime in the state of Florida is down, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties.

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This is very interesting considering Miami is a very large city. it's also very exciting to see that this may entice more people to come to our wonderful state. Crime rates is one of the number one things that new families planning to move look at. This statistic really helps show we can be safe and fun. Hopefully crime can stay at this rate or continue to drop for a record level.-shelby    

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John P. Musca's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:52 AM

Florida crime rates have dropped.

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Chef Tim shares latest food secrets at Bahamas Food Services Food Show - thebahamasweekly.com

Chef Tim shares latest food secrets at Bahamas Food Services Food Show - thebahamasweekly.com | Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Chef Tim shares latest food secrets at Bahamas Food Services Food Show
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Every fall the buzz surrounding the Bahamas Foods Services Food Show is deafening to those in the hospitality industry.

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this is an awsome idea for people who want to get into cooking or expand there knowlegde. being able to talk to and learn from a professonal cook it a amazing oppurtunity many should not pass up.with it being close to people who dont have furthmore acesses another great plus. and being in person instead on the web is an experince worth a hundred videos.-shelby

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Budgetcatering 's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:40 AM

Chef Tim Sharing his Latest Food Secrets....

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Natural gas fuels bright outlook for further emissions reductions

Natural gas fuels bright outlook for further emissions reductions | Human Geography | Scoop.it
We know that burning natural gas for electricity reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 60 percent compared to coal-fired power generation – that’s a major factor behind the historic drop in U.S. emissions highlighted by the U.S.

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BandKids13-14's curator insight, January 16, 6:25 AM

The energy industry is one that we rely heavily upon to power cars, lights, phones, and other things. With that being said, we need to switch to a cleaner way to produce this neccesary energy. Natural gas produces nearly 70 percent less emmissions! Along with the fact that less fuel is needed for more efficiency, this may be just the thing the energy industry needs.~Justin

Aimee Knight's curator insight, January 24, 6:58 AM

Well, in a world full of bad news, this is quite encouraging! The supposition that our world is beyond hope seems to be overruled by this bright outlook for our future. Knowing that we have a chance to reduce the harmful emmisions of our current factories should be the very thing that makes us strive to reach this goal. We've always been told that we cannot reverse the damage we have done with the high amount of greenhouse gases that we emitt, and maybe we can't, but we definitely can make a difference for the people of the future.

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Rise of Cell Phone Development in Impoverished Countries

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Rise Of Cell Phone Development In Impoverished Countries

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I believe that the use of cellphones in impoverished countries for development it great. cellphones are a great way to get globally connected even in the most remote places. people can call for help and resouceres. plus, this is a major advance in globalization. cellphones are a faster quicker way of communication and now that more impoverished countries have acesses to them everyone can be in the know about the world events.-shelby

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Briley Angle's curator insight, February 4, 6:16 AM

Its not the number of cell phones being used , its the way people are using them . In rural countries such as Africa the people there are using social networking to get progams up and running . Cell Phones are helping the social well-being of people in impoverished countries .

The Crew's curator insight, February 4, 6:17 AM

I think cell phone development in impoverished countries will increase globalization throughout the world. The rise of people in financially struggling countries attaining cell phones will allow communication to be more frequent and will hopefully kickstart the beginning of a technologically in-sync world.-Scout

 

shamlabeth's curator insight, February 4, 6:21 AM

Cell phones are a great invention that clearly have taken over the world. Cell phones are used in everyday life so I can't see a day without them. People use them to work or listen to music or record things. Cell phones help leaders communicate to one another when important information comes up.~Amanda

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Consumer electronics industry is heading toward world of wearables and sensors

Consumer electronics industry is heading toward world of wearables and sensors | Human Geography | Scoop.it

The consumer electronics industry is expanding beyond its traditional borders as consumers start to adopt technologies that make use of ubiquitous computing power, sensors, and wearable product designs.

Shawn Dubravac, chief economist of the Consumer Electronics Association, made this observation of the industry at the first press event at the 2014 International CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.

 

Among the trends he sees taking hold are mass customization, thanks to technologies like 3D printing. The 3D printing companies like Maker Bot have their own space at the show now, 7,000 square feet of exhibits, and it’s sold out. He believes about 99,000 3D printers will ship in 2014.

 

Consumers are also embracing lots of new screens in their lives. As an example, tablets didn’t exist as a big market in 2009. But now, in the U.S., Dubravac said that tablet ownership is expected to exceed 50 percent of households once the numbers from the holiday season are tallied up.

 

He also said that wearables and the spread of mobile devices are making more new technologies possible. And many of these new devices are autonomous, or able to do smart things on their via robotics or artificial intelligence.

 

Dubravac said that mobile devices are expected to outnumber computing devices sold to date sometime in 2014 or 2015.

 

 more at http://venturebeat.com/2014/01/05/consumer-electronics-industry-is-heading-toward-world-of-wearables-and-sensors/  view the presentation on prezi at http://prezi.com/3mwlxoyrroov/2014-international-ces-trends-to-watch/ ;


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To me the new and improved technology is a real eye opener. As the years go by many things are coming and going. In this article Dubravac is right about old technology we do begin to waste. What scares me the most is we will soon be able to operate things with our eyes.~Amanda

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The Crew's comment, January 7, 7:14 AM
My insight on this is that its a good invention . This is a good update for today's world. The world is being "refreshed" everyday and new technology is being invented . This is a good way to make everyone's life easier. So yes i do believe this is a great invention.
The Crew's comment, January 7, 7:14 AM
-Landon:)
BandKids13-14's curator insight, January 7, 7:19 AM

The electronics industry is advancing very quickly. The future is coming and its coming fast. Its crazy that people waste their money on these acessories. Thers really no need or use for them. You can function in the world without them. People have have before and they still will.

~~Jessica 

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Organic Farming Cooperatives In Nepal: One That Is Exclusively Run By Women

Organic Farming Cooperatives In Nepal: One That Is Exclusively Run By Women | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Panchakanya Agriculture Cooperative Ltd is a Nepalese cooperative well known for its use of organic methods and for being an exclusively women run organization.

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I think that more people should follow this. That more people that farm should use organic methods.  Organic growing is better because when modifified it means we are tempering with nature and that doesn't sound right. Thye people of Nepal have lower cost for healthcare because they dont use pesticides. We should follow the footsteps of Nepal and f=grow things organically.-Amanda

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Amandine Pohardy's curator insight, December 12, 2013 11:58 AM

Du biologique et des femmes à la tête de ces coopératives !

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Air Pollution Has Shut Down a Major Chinese City

Air Pollution Has Shut Down a Major Chinese City | Human Geography | Scoop.it
ReutersIt’s getting colder in China, which means firing up the coal plants and turning the atmosphere into a toxic sauna.

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Due to it getting colder in China they are firing up the caol plants which is causing major air polution which is resulting in the closing of schools and not being able to see in front of you. -Elizabeth

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Report Finally Concludes that Air Pollution Causes Cancer

Report Finally Concludes that Air Pollution Causes Cancer | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Recently the IARC released a publication, Air Pollution and Cancer, in which they definitively state that outdoor air pollution can cause cancer.

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The article talks about air pollution being one of the causes of cancer. Air pollution isn't going away and it is actually getting worse which puts people at a higher risk of cancer. -Elizabeth

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Candy Copeland's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:11 PM

TOOK THEM LONG ENOUGH!

ethanrobert's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:39 AM

It's astonishing that we produce enough pollution and not even care that it's causing deathly disceases, to just keep causing worse conditions in our atmosphere. It says that the U.S. pollution has decreased in the past several years doesn't mean its solving the overall problem of air pollution around the world.So why not try to find a resolution for all these problems that are developing from air pollution?There are plenty of helpful things we could do, like carpooling or decreasing the amount of energy we use from plantations. -Robert