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How Urban Farming can Transform our Cities & our Agricultural System

How Urban Farming can Transform our Cities & our Agricultural System | Human and Technology | Scoop.it

As concerns mount over the accessibility and quality of meals in cities, urban agriculture is becoming a practical solution to give communities more choice—all while helping address greenhouse gas emissions from centralized agriculture.
With more than 80 percent of the American population living in metropolitan centers, urban farming has the ability to dramatically enhance economic growth, increase food quality and build healthier communities.


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Collection of news around technology trends and innovation, designed to make humans live better. (personal channel, 3rd party content, views are my own)
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The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed | WIRED

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed | WIRED | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Inside the soul-crushing world of content moderation, where low-wage laborers soak up the worst of humanity, and keep it off your Facebook feed.
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Silverstone B-64 balloon still flying

Silverstone B-64 balloon still flying | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
The B-64 balloon launched at 06:51 GMT on July 12, 2014 from Silverstone is still in the air flying at just over 12,000 metres and transmitting on 434.500 MHz Contestia 64/1000 and also APRS. On Sa...
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Why Energy Efficiency Is The Most Important Fuel We Didn’t Know We Had

Why Energy Efficiency Is The Most Important Fuel We Didn’t Know We Had | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
A new report from IEA found that the demand met by energy efficiency rivals that of coal, oil or natural gas.
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Turning old milk jugs into 3D printer filament

Turning old milk jugs into 3D printer filament | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Making your own stuff with a 3D printer is vastly cheaper than what you'd pay for manufactured goods, even factoring in the cost of buying the plastic filament.
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Nobel Prize for blue LED invention

Nobel Prize for blue LED invention | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is won by trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LED).
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Solar-powered drone under development in Waltham - The Boston Globe

Solar-powered drone under development in Waltham - The Boston Globe | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Chris Bailey cofounded a startup that is trying to build an unmanned solar-powered drone that can remain aloft for extended periods, serving as airborne Internet or communications stations, for example, or as a surveillance or surveying vehicle. The drones will have solar cells arranged along the upper surfaces of the wings that will continuously recharge its electric motors so they can fly nonstop for as long as two years.
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Looking forward: Industry’s role is driving sustainability :: Chemical Week

Looking forward: Industry’s role is driving sustainability :: Chemical Week | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
The age of sustainability is upon us. We have been talking about—or around—the subject for many years now, but I believe that the pressure that has been growing within society is about to explode. We feel the pulse of the sustainability movement everywhere we look, particularly with customers, consumers, suppliers, and legislators.
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Making Circular Economy truly global

Making Circular Economy truly global | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Christian Rudolph (nextcycle), Alex Lemille (Wizeimpact), and Adam Minter (Junkyard Planet) discuss making circular economy truly global with Maxine Perella (How can we make circular economies truly global?
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The Next Web on Twitter: "How 3D printing will impact our future: A rundown of companies to keep your eyes on http://t.co/UKKvV7PG9f http://t.co/F1cyRTadD9"

The Next Web on Twitter: "How 3D printing will impact our future: A rundown of companies to keep your eyes on http://t.co/UKKvV7PG9f http://t.co/F1cyRTadD9" | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
@PSkillY1 3D printing will impact your fiturehttp://tnw.co/1oaqCbA http://t.co/JmKTbd3TPx”; #3dprinting and food is next #Nouvelle cuisine
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Material ConneXion on Twitter: "@Forbes @TJMcCue highlights @sculptify's #David 3D printer for common plastic pellets. Check out their #kickstarter! http://t.co/aZJ54bQkdw"

Material ConneXion on Twitter: "@Forbes @TJMcCue highlights @sculptify's #David 3D printer for common plastic pellets. Check out their #kickstarter! http://t.co/aZJ54bQkdw" | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
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Untethered employees

Untethered employees | Human and Technology | Scoop.it

"The landscape of the workplace has changed dramatically, even in the past year. The same forces that have shifted the barriers to remote work—the ubiquity of Wi-Fi networks and high-speed cellular service, the move from boxy desktop computers to sleek laptops and tablets, and the migration from traditional landlines to mobile phones—are also changing the way we work within our office walls. "

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Charting (coastal) culture

"This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day. Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble. The information comes from Freebase, a Google-owned database of well-known people and places, and other catalogues of notable individuals. The team is based at the University of Texas at Dallas."


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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 10:47 AM

APHG-U3

wereldvak's curator insight, August 13, 10:00 AM

Geografische concepten als stedelijke ontwikkeling en diffusie patronen worden zichtbaar. Primate city en rank-size rule.....en demografische veranderingen in gebeiden.

Stran smith's curator insight, August 27, 9:25 PM

Hi it's one of your students try to guess who it is��

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Green packaging: paper bottles with a plastic liner |

Green packaging: paper bottles with a plastic liner | | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
After the success of the paper milk bottle, its inventor – GreenBottle – is on its way to conquer the wine market.
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Can fair trade plastic save people and the planet?

Can fair trade plastic save people and the planet? | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —It's old news that open-source 3D printing is cheaper than conventional manufacturing, not to mention greener and incredibly useful for making everything from lab equipment to chess pieces. Now it's time add another star to the 3D printing constellation. It may help lift some of the world's ...
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Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Distributed Three-Dimensional Printing and Conventional Manufacturing of Polymer Products - ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (ACS Publications)

Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Distributed Three-Dimensional Printing and Conventional Manufacturing of Polymer Products - ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (ACS Publications) | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
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Silverstone B-64 balloon still flying | Southgate Amateur Radio News

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Silverstone B-64 balloon still flying

The B-64 balloon launched at 06:51 GMT on July 12, 2014 from Silverstone (in the UK) is still in the air transmitting on 434.500 MHz using Contestia 64/1000 and APRS

On Saturday, October 3 Phil Heron MI0VIM reported decoding data while it was over the North Atlantic ocean, coming up to 6th time it would pass the United Kingdom on it's continuing journeys around the world.

B-64 was built by radio amateur Leo Bodnar M0XER, he made both the plastic foil envelope and the solar powered transmitter payload which weighs just 11 grams.

See the B-64 track at
http://habhub.org/mt/?focus=B-64

July 31 B-64 completes first journey around the world
http://amsat-uk.org/2014/07/31/
434-mhz-balloon-b-64-completes-epic-journey/

Useful balloon links
http://amsat-uk.org/beginners/balloons/

AMSAT-UK http://amsat-uk.org/

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, October 6, 1:37 PM

The voyage of this party balloon with amateur radio transmitter attached reminds me of the old Timex Watch commercial:  "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking."  Bravo to Phil Heron (MI0VIM) on his ultra cheap, but effective balloon "orbiter."  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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The future of Europe’s seas - LIFE Monitoring Team published report on marine LIFE projects.

The future of Europe’s seas - LIFE Monitoring Team published report on marine LIFE projects. | Human and Technology | Scoop.it

"September 2014

The future of Europe's seas – contribution of the LIFE programme to protecting and improving the marine environment

The LIFE Monitoring Team has published a thematic report on marine-related LIFE projects. Subtitled ‘The future of Europe’s seas’, the 116-page study analyses the LIFE programme’s contribution to protecting and improving the marine environment.

Previous studies have analysed LIFE’s impact on the water sector, noise and air and soil.

The principal objectives of the Marine Thematic Report were as follows:

To review current marine-related legislation;To review all marine-related LIFE projects to examine trends and the costs of implementation (both total and EU contributions);To review selected projects relating to the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and associated Programmes of Measures (POMs), using SWOT analysis;To review selected projects that provide new solutions and best practice for implementation of EU legislation and policy in the most efficient way and a high potential for transferability within the EU; andTo understand the relevance of project approaches, including factors for failure or success of certain approaches. "
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4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.
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Can bioenergy replace coal? | McKinsey & Company

Can bioenergy replace coal? | McKinsey & Company | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Europe wants 27 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2030. Bioenergy has the potential to help the continent reach that goal, but it requires an industry comeback. A McKinsey & Company article.
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5 startups that could radically transform the world around us

5 startups that could radically transform the world around us | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Smartphone-based eye exams, pavement that generates electricity from your feet, a gelatinous way to store water, and a smarter beehive -- these inventions may not have the sex appeal of social medi...
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Funny guys! "Human Cannonball" Made using a 18" Knucklebear and a 7" @kidrobot Munny.

Funny guys! "Human Cannonball" Made using a 18" Knucklebear and a 7" @kidrobot Munny. | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
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A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time

A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
The H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight to clean water and power. What were you doing when you were 17?
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