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Dead battery? Charge your phone using your own body heat

Dead battery? Charge your phone using your own body heat | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Vodafone is introducing a new method of charging phone batteries: converting body heat into electricity. Incorporated into shorts and sleeping bags, it plans to test the technology at various festivals this summer.
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How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn

How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Managers, rather than focusing on building skills to recognize patterns and take action, will need to focus on designing the curricula.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:42 PM

This might tie in with Virtual Communities of Practice

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The bankers of the knowledge economy

The bankers of the knowledge economy | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Curating and sharing stories should be understood as part of a knowledge economy. If stories are tribal currency, then curators are money handlers.gdecugis's insight:The world has changed and so did the economy.
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10 Ideas To Move Innovation Forward | The Principal of Change

10 Ideas To Move Innovation Forward | The Principal of Change | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
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Promoting Innovation in Society

Promoting Innovation in Society | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
How do you kickstart innovation? What role do factors like the environment, scale and intellectual property play in spurring innovation?
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:49 PM

This article makes a suggestion about thinking small.

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Healthtech startup Prebacked wants to reverse the incubator process

Healthtech startup Prebacked wants to reverse the incubator process | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Most incubators aim to help startups land funding for their ideas, but one healthcare technology startup is aiming to change this model. Prebacked hosts pre-incubation programs that get customers (...
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14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

Brainpickings put me onto this timeless wisdom from famous eccentric James T. Mangan’s 1936 book You Can Do Anything!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:27 PM

The fourteen are all a part of good observation skills and practicing what we want to learn.

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Google Execs Say 'The Power Of Information Is Underrated' : NPR

Google Execs Say 'The Power Of Information Is Underrated' : NPR | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Is it naive to believe that improved Internet access can help open up truly autocratic regimes like North Korea? Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, authors of The New Digital Age, say the power of information is underrated.
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OpenIDEO - Home

OpenIDEO - Home | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
OpenIDEO is a global community that will draw on your optimism, inspiration, ideas and opinions to solve problems together for the collective social good.
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Call for pilots: bottom up broadband

Call for pilots: bottom up broadband | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The high expectations created by the European Digital Agenda call for new models for network deployment. A combination of fiber and wireless technologies must be part of the solution to achieve the objectives in 2020.
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UCL Institute of Making’s cabinet of curiosities

UCL Institute of Making’s cabinet of curiosities | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

Research club offers hands-on access to fascinating materials from aerogel to baby teeth. It now forms part of UCL’s Institute of Making, located in a former loading bay that still incorporates a crane to bring up kit from underground workshops. Core funding comes from UCL’s departments of engineering and of museums and public engagement. Unlike other libraries of materials, it is linked to a “MakeSpace” where members - anyone working at UCL who has paid the £20 registration fee and gone on an induction course - can come along and try things out. Dr Laughlin hopes to attract everyone from “people looking at material culture and the philosophy of matter to chemists creating a new kind of plastic”. There will also be monthly open days for the general public.

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How Social Media Is Driving the Latest Trends in Enterprise Collaboration Tools | Social Media Today

Video conferencing. Multi-person mobile chats. Device compatibility for collaboration tools. The field of virtual collaboration has become richer and more complex than ever before. Divisions between employees, clients, and the public are dissolving which creates tremendous potential for innovation and sharing best practices.

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We need a data democracy, not a data dictatorship

We need a data democracy, not a data dictatorship | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
A data democracy built to last needs tools that empower everyone to work with data rather than relying on apps and data scientists. Tableau helped ignite the data revolution, and its IPO could help it keep going.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 10, 2013 7:24 PM

We not only need access to the data we need to know it is valid and reliable.

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Mozilla launches Science Lab to help researchers transform scientific practice through the open Web

Mozilla launches Science Lab to help researchers transform scientific practice through the open Web | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Mozilla today announced the Mozilla Science Lab, a new initiative to help researchers around the world use the open Web to shape science’s future.
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a small world after all

a small world after all | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

Zuckerman presents a paradox “While it’s easier than ever to share information and perspectives from different parts of the world, we may now often encounter a narrower picture of the world than in less connected days.” Zuckerman compiles compelling evidence that Americans are reading less international news now than they did in the decades before the Internet, even though it’s now technically easier than it has ever been to access information from faraway places. 

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Nonfiction Programming | American Libraries Magazine

Nonfiction Programming | American Libraries Magazine | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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The bankers of the knowledge economy

The bankers of the knowledge economy | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Curating and sharing stories should be understood as part of a knowledge economy. If stories are tribal currency, then curators are money handlers.gdecugis's insight:The world has changed and so did the economy.
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The new enclosure movement | Harold Jarche

The new enclosure movement | Harold Jarche | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gary Bamford
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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 10, 2013 5:44 AM

Do we no longer own common culture?

People everywhere are seeing and feeling the loss of parts of their lives to the ‘enclosure’ of privatization and the diminishment of the commons (the public spaces where certain types of common services and goods are made available to the public). - Jon Husband

Even the newest ventures are quickly getting enclosed.

What was a promise for free-range, connected, open-ended learning online, MOOCs are becoming something else altogether. Locked-down. DRM’d. Publisher and profit friendly. Offered via a closed portal, not via the open Web. – Audrey Watters

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All Your Books Belong To Us - Huffington Post

All Your Books Belong To Us - Huffington Post | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
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All Your Books Belong To Us
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I have been drawn to this subject by the combination of the ancient (the library) and the new (the Internet). There is a rare combination in this film of yesterday and tomorrow.
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The Rise of Big Data

The Rise of Big Data | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that the Internet has changed how businesses operate, governments function, and people live. But a new, less visible technological trend is proving just as transformative: big data.
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Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom

Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The power of funding alone should not be enough to override academic freedom, argues Curt Rice, nor does open access automatically skew the world of scholarship
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Digibattle voor 14-18 jarigen - Waag Society

Digibattle voor 14-18 jarigen - Waag Society | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Binnen het Open Design Lab wordt design innovatie een open, gezamenlijke en gedistribueerde inspanning, zoals we dat al hebben gezien in de open content en open source ontwikkeling.
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3D-printen om de hoek

3D-printen om de hoek | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
In Amsterdam is het netwerk van 3D Hubs van start gegaan. Mensen die een 3D-printer hebben staan kunnen zich bij het netwerk aansluiten en hun printer ter beschikking stellen aan anderen die op zoek zijn naar een plek om een object uit te printen.
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What We Hope the Digital Public Library of America Will Become | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

What We Hope the Digital Public Library of America Will Become | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

DPLA aims to:make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and museums available to all Americans—and eventually to everyone in the world—online and free of charge

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Google Is Obsessed With Building the Star Trek Computer

Google Is Obsessed With Building the Star Trek Computer | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
I first came across Google’s interest in Star Trek back in the summer of 2010. A company spokesman wanted to show me the firm’s rapidly improving visual search and speech-recognition technology.
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