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Implant Lets the Blind Read Braille With Their Eyes

Implant Lets the Blind Read Braille With Their Eyes | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Douglass Heaven | New Scientist
Blind people could soon be able to read street signs using an implant that translates the alphabet into Braille and beams an image of the Braille directly to visual neurons at the back of the eye.
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PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA: LESSONS FROM SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

The report presents 5 different case studies of social enterprises working in the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) sector, with focus on the collection and treatmen…
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DIY Lighting: Upcycling Household Products to Quirky Light Fixtures

DIY Lighting: Upcycling Household Products to Quirky Light Fixtures | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
DIY electrician work has never been so much fun! Here are eleven projects from ordinary household items that can turn your ceiling light fixtures into a wo
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PDD works with Ocean Signal to create the world’s smallest personal locating AIS Man OverBoard device with integrated DSC

PDD works with Ocean Signal to create the world’s smallest personal locating AIS Man OverBoard device with integrated DSC | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
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Developing Countries To Grow 5.3% in 2014

Developing Countries To Grow 5.3% in 2014 | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
According the latest Global Economic Prospects Report the world economy will strengthen in 2014.
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Urban October workshop: Transforming our cities

Urban October workshop: Transforming our cities | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
On October 30, 2014, David Railsback (out of the Clifton Park, NY office) and I, Alison Schaffer (GS2013), hosted our very first Urban October Workshop in Syracuse as part of the SHELTER Program.  We were joined by a special guest, fellow Global...
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The hidden opportunity in container shipping | McKinsey & Company

The hidden opportunity in container shipping | McKinsey & Company | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
By taking advantage of savings and revenue opportunities, container lines can return to profit. A McKinsey & Company article.
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I was not aware that container business got under pressure the recent years.
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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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Gutes tun und damit Geld verdienen

Gutes tun und damit Geld verdienen | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Sie glauben daran, dass sie etwas bewirken können. Sie glauben daran, dass der Einzelne einen Unterschied machen kann und mehr als ein Drittel aller Deutschen glaubt, dass der Umweltschutz das wichtigste Problem unserer Zeit ist....
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ZANO - the selfie Drone , kickstarted funded

ZANO - the selfie Drone , kickstarted funded | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Autonomous, Intelligent, Developable. Meet ZANO the world's most sophisticated nano drone - aerial photo and HD video capture platform.
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Energie-Revolution: Dieser Zurzibieter erzeugt aus warmem Wasser Energie

Energie-Revolution: Dieser Zurzibieter erzeugt aus warmem Wasser Energie | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Eine Idee aus dem Zurzibiet hat das Potenzial zur Sensation. Die Idee selber ist nicht neu, jedoch ist ein Augenarzt aus Bad Zurzach der Einzige, dem es gelungen ist, sie sinnvoll umzusetzen.
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Energy Breakthrough Uses Sun To Create Solar Energy Materials

Energy Breakthrough Uses Sun To Create Solar Energy Materials | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible.
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Social Business Is Dead . . . | MIT Sloan Management Review

Social Business Is Dead . . . | MIT Sloan Management Review | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Social media has changed business practice dramatically — but now the very nature of social business is itself transforming.
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NOAA removes 57 tons of marine debris from Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

NOAA removes 57 tons of marine debris from Northwestern Hawaiian Islands | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
10/28/14 — NOAA removes 57 tons of marine debris from Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
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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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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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