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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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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."


Via Seth Dixon, PIRatE Lab
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wereldvak's curator insight, August 13, 2014 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, 2014 9:25 PM

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

Emily Coats's curator insight, May 27, 2015 10:27 AM

CULTURAL UNIT

This amazing youtube video is something we watched in class, and is such a great animation. This video charts hundreds of years of cultural diffusion in a mere five minutes. You can see empires rise and crumple, people die and become born, as well as many other significant dates. This applies to the diffusion patterns of culture, because we can see where people and cultures are going throughout the centuries. 

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Online Vernetzung veraendert die Gesellschaft - BundestagTV, Peter Kruse

via: http://www.onlineaktivisten.de Das Internet kann die Menschen wirklich revolutionär positiv verändern, durch die mediale Machtverschiebung der Gesellsch...
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:O Genial dargestellt. Kernthesen: Hohe Vernutzungsdichte, kreisende Erregung, hohe Spontanaktivitaet erzeugen Eigendynamik mit der Folge das Systeme maechtig werden. Emphatie ist notwendig, um neue Trends zu erkennen und darauf einzugehen.

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Artificial muscles made from fishing line - Plastics the mag

Artificial muscles made from fishing line - Plastics the mag | Human and Technology | Scoop.it

Stranded nylon or polyethylene wire, which contracts when heated, could help manufacture inexpensive and powerful artificial muscles.

Prototypes of humanoid robots are generally fitted with systems inspired by the human body. For instance, artificial muscles are used to provide mobility. An international team led by Ray Baughman, from the Texas Institute of Nanotechnology, has just demonstrated that fishing line is an excellent substitute for mimicking the action of organic muscles.

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The disruptive potential of solar power | McKinsey & Company

The disruptive potential of solar power | McKinsey & Company | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
As costs fall, the importance of solar power to senior executives is rising. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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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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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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Technology in the mid-market - Perspectives and priorities (infograph…

There is increasing recognition among mid-market companies of the pivotal role that technology can play in achieving their business goals. Results from Deloitt…


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Stephen Hawking Says A.I. Could Be Our 'Worst Mistake In History'

Stephen Hawking Says A.I. Could Be Our 'Worst Mistake In History' | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
The world's most famous physicist is warning about the risks posed by machine superintelligence, saying that it could be the most significant thing to ever happen in human history — and possibly the last.
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The Seasteading Institute - Opening humanity's next frontier

The Seasteading Institute - Opening humanity's next frontier | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
The Seasteading Institute, Floating Cities, Startup Cities, Floating City Project, DeltaSync, Seastead, Floating City, Startup City, Ephemerisle, Patri Friedman, Modular Design, Mero, Peter Thiel, Randolph Hencken, Joe Quirk, Milton Friedman, Seasteader, Ocean, Ocean Habitats, Ocean Colonization, Jurisdictional Arbitrage, Aquaculture, Liberty, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Nonprofit
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babel = charter cities , why am i worried?

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