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The Second Economy

The Second Economy | Innovation | Scoop.it

Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible - thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution. 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 21, 2013 1:04 PM

This is an interesting article. What does it mean that the second economy is automatic and invisible? We need to be mindful and attentive to our choices.

Justin Zeller's curator insight, December 22, 2013 4:34 PM

Not necessarily sports facility related, but technology is something that is going to drive both attendance and customer experience.

 

Cesar Ajuria's curator insight, December 23, 2013 10:47 AM

Not that we didn't see it but putting into perspective....adapt!

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9 Lessons All Startups Need to Heed

9 Lessons All Startups Need to Heed | Innovation | Scoop.it

"I can’t tell you how to start your startup, but I will share some pieces of advice which I think could help you along the way to avoid the most common pitfalls of running one."


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Growth is alway a team effort!!

 

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Those that work for many years in the field of assisting business owners to establish their businesses and then help them to firstly survive and then thrive, are well placed to see commonality in the errors made by startup founders that stop them from succeeding. A few such consultants willingly share their knowledge in this area and when they do it is worth taking note. You will not go far wrong if you take heed of the advice given here.

SENAME Interactive's curator insight, June 26, 1:08 AM

Startups is like a roller coaster ride, but these tips help to avoid common pitfalls. 

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Fuel-free nanomotor is powered by ultrasound and magnetic fields

Fuel-free nanomotor is powered by ultrasound and magnetic fields | Innovation | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Nanoscale motors, like their macroscale counterparts, can be built to run on a variety of chemical fuels, such as hydrogen peroxide and others. But unlike macroscale motors, some nanomotors can also run without fuel, instead being powered by either magnetic or acoustic fields. In a new ...

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The power of frequencies and geo form discovered!!

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This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours - Digital Trends

This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours - Digital Trends | Innovation | Scoop.it

Add a comment29745210123d printed house 3D printers are building some pretty amazing stuff lately: working speakers, wooden furniture, prosthetic limbs, and even foods like pizza and pasta — but WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. of Shanghai, China is thinking much, much bigger.Instead of pumping out small plastic parts with a desktop-sized printer, these guys print out prefabricated living structures out of concrete using a massive, building-sized 3D printing machine.Now, to be sure, 3D printing houses isn’t a particularly new thing. Companies have embraced the idea of additive manufacturing since before the term “3D printing” had even entered the popular vernacular. For this reason, it’s not the houses that WinSun creates that are impressive — it’s the blistering pace at which it creates them. Running at full speed, the company’s printer is capable of producing up to ten 650 sq. foot homes in just 24 hours.Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/giant-3d-printer-can-build-10-prefab-homes-24-hours/#ixzz2zIzrhwwrFollow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook


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Technology for human kind!!!

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Leading the Charge for Impact Investing—Do You Invest with Impact?

Leading the Charge for Impact Investing—Do You Invest with Impact? | Innovation | Scoop.it

When choosing where to invest, the market has many quantitative approaches to selecting investments. But defining what is socially responsible is not as easy to determine. Investing with impact is a platform that focuses and filters potential investments to result in value aligned returns.

Impact investments -also known as: mission-aligned investing, social impact, value alignment, sustainable investing- aim to solve social or environmental challenges while generating a return for the cause and the investor, contributing to a more sustainable world. 

Returns from investing in socially responsible platforms not only offer a return on investment, but satisfaction that one can truly make a difference.  Take for example Morgan Stanley providing a larger platform for their clients. It is not easy to blaze a trail, but Morgan Stanley has made a commitment that other firms should embrace.  


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What's a good plan for investors of the new time???

 

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Revenue Is This Quarter, Culture Is The Future

Revenue Is This Quarter, Culture Is The Future | Innovation | Scoop.it
RT @kathikruse: Revenue Is This Quarter, Culture Is The Future http://t.co/tKwnAVfR7m via @Ekaterina

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business culture sample written in words!!!

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Energy Futurism and Hawaii Policy | The Energy Collective

Energy Futurism and Hawaii Policy | The Energy Collective | Innovation | Scoop.it
A Social Media Today community ... Oil powers Hawaii's cars, trucks, planes and boats, and generates 72 percent of the state's electricity as well. Importing ...
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This is the way to a sustainable society!!!

 

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The world's largest solar plant just started producing electricity for the power grid

The world's largest solar plant just started producing electricity for the power grid | Innovation | Scoop.it

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water is turned into steam to power turbines. Bingo: you have the world's biggest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.

 

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity to California customers.

 

At full capacity, the facility's trio of 450-foot high towers produces a gross total of 392 megawatts (MW) of solar power, enough electricity to provide 140,000 California homes with clean energy and avoid 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equal to removing 72,000 vehicles off the road.


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High impact innovation!!!

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:59 AM

It takes a while to replace oil as our principal energy source... but they are working on it.

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3D Printing Will Destroy The World Unless it Tackles the Issue of Materiality

3D Printing Will Destroy The World Unless it Tackles the Issue of Materiality | Innovation | Scoop.it

Urgent rethinking is required to avoid the revolutionary potential of 3D printing being lost in a sea of pointless plastic products.


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Bio plastics??

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The UAE should lead the way with organic batteries and a sustainable future - The National

The UAE should lead the way with organic batteries and a sustainable future - The National | Innovation | Scoop.it
The UAE should lead the way with organic batteries and a sustainable future
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As Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week begins in the capital, the eyes of the world will be on the UAE to come up with breakthrough ideas for renewable energy.
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Europe Where are you???

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Owens Corning CSO shares the value of a sustainable 'handprint' - GreenBiz.com (blog)

Owens Corning CSO shares the value of a sustainable 'handprint' - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Innovation | Scoop.it
Owens Corning CSO shares the value of a sustainable 'handprint'
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O'Brien-Bernini: Our sustainability team has about 60 people and has expanded considerably in the last few years.
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Say and do sustainable!!!  

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▶ 3D Printed AtmoMotor HV Atmospheric Motor - Wireless Energy

Laserhacker.com has been experimenting with Atmospheric Electricity Motors – getting energy wirelessly. How it works is that there’s an antenna that receives atmospheric electricity which the motor then converts into power. 

 

The latest version of the motor, called AtmoMotor HV Atmospheric Motor, is almost fully 3D Printed and all of the 3D Designs are available for download in case you want to try replicating this experiment back home.


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well done!!!

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Social Media For Business

Social Media For Business | Innovation | Scoop.it
The 4 Steps to Social Media Marketing (The 4 Steps to Social Media Marketing http://t.co/YxP1tujktZ)
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Nice and handy chart!!!

 

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The Second Economy

The Second Economy | Innovation | Scoop.it

Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible - thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Michael Ravensbergen's insight:

Insight in a new time!!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 21, 2013 1:04 PM

This is an interesting article. What does it mean that the second economy is automatic and invisible? We need to be mindful and attentive to our choices.

Justin Zeller's curator insight, December 22, 2013 4:34 PM

Not necessarily sports facility related, but technology is something that is going to drive both attendance and customer experience.

 

Cesar Ajuria's curator insight, December 23, 2013 10:47 AM

Not that we didn't see it but putting into perspective....adapt!

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Simple water splitter produces clean-burning hydrogen fuel 24/7

Simple water splitter produces clean-burning hydrogen fuel 24/7 | Innovation | Scoop.it

Unlike conventional water splitters, the Stanford device uses a single low-cost catalyst to generate hydrogen on one electrode and oxygen on the other 


The researchers believe that the device, described in an open-access study published in Nature Communications, could provide a renewable source of clean-burning hydrogen fuel for transportation and industry. 


“We have developed a low-voltage, single-catalyst water splitter that continuously generates hydrogen and oxygen for more than 200 hours, an exciting world-record performance,” said study co-author Yi Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford and of photon science at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.



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Low cost and simple technology. Innovation at top level.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, June 26, 11:34 AM

Yes, we should learn how to use hydrogen as a clean fuel...

EM Matthews's curator insight, June 26, 2:37 PM

Okay, this process has a lot of potential. The next phase is to take the separated chemicals and introduce them into a functioning engine, or turbine for creating electricity.

 

I'm not a scientist (per se') but if this process could be connected to a small electric engine that in turn could be connected to a generator that would produce sufficient current to power the electric engine, then the excess power could be stored, or diverted for other uses.

 

The question not revealed in this article is whether or not there was anything special about the water source...or could we use say, sea water? I'd be interested to learn if anyone has looked at the 'other' side of this energy equation, specifically, scaling up to engines capable of transporting people (and stuff) over long distances at speed?

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Eugene

Alin Olariu's curator insight, June 28, 3:43 AM

i think www.fazanul.ro is better than 9gag, what do you think?

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Fifteen Futuristic Technologies you’ll see in your Lifetime

Fifteen Futuristic Technologies you’ll see in your Lifetime | Innovation | Scoop.it
Fifteen Futuristic Technologies you’ll see in your Lifetime

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New era!!

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, April 4, 6:50 PM

Intriguing video from http://www.technology-in-business.net.  The future is now upon us in a big way.  Here are some of the amazing technologies we will see in our lifetime:

self-cleaning clothes, autonomous robots, drinkable ocean water, App Doctors, Dark Matter, and invisible computers.  This is a fascinating and dangerous age to be alive.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  Aloha, Russ.

Melina Dayana Calizaya Torres's curator insight, April 6, 10:19 PM

OMG

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Best bits: can co-operatives compete with big business? - The Guardian

Best bits: can co-operatives compete with big business? - The Guardian | Innovation | Scoop.it
Best bits: can co-operatives compete with big business?
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Yes, they can!!

 

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Innovative policy and community engagement keys to renewal - Innovation Trail

Innovative policy and community engagement keys to renewal - Innovation Trail | Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovative policy and community engagement keys to renewal Innovation Trail Two recent interviews by the Innovation Trail served as reminders of how often the 'innovation conversation' is framed in terms of technology and economics, rather than in...
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Social innovation in Detroit!!!

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Nanotechnology may be key to solar energy and energy storage

Nanotechnology may be key to solar energy and energy storage | Innovation | Scoop.it

A new study from the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI has found that nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to the energy sector, especially to energy storage and solar energy. Improved materials efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs are just two of the real economic benefits that nanotechnology already brings these fields and that’s only the beginning. Battery storage capacity could be extended, solar cells could be produced cheaper, and the lifetime of solar cells or batteries for electric cars could be increased, all thanks to continued development of nanotechnology.


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For sure it Will be a role in storage!!

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aanve's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:36 PM

www.aanve.com

 

mariam tounkara's curator insight, March 3, 2014 1:04 PM

Brèche radicale ! Nos autos seront-elles plus légères ? 

Alexandra Minks's curator insight, March 21, 2:28 AM

As nanotechnology continues to grow, the amount of pre-existing technologies that can be improved by it increases significantly. As described in this article, the use of nanotechnology could result in drastic changes to the way energy is stored and used. It could provide extended battery life as well as larger storage capacities, making it incredibly useful in the ever-expanding technological world.

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8 pro tips for branding success | Branding | Creative Bloq

8 pro tips for branding success | Branding | Creative Bloq | Innovation | Scoop.it
To succeed in design, you need to understand branding, which is why Computer Arts is hosting Impact Conference, a special event dedicated to the art of branding, in London on March 6.
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Understanding branding!!!

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Gravity Battery Concept

Gravity Battery Concept | Innovation | Scoop.it
Explaining the gravity battery concept, with detailed illustrations on storing energy using simply the force of gravity.

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Nice illustrated concept!!

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:10 AM

Apparently 20 tons of weight moving 200 meters will store about 10 KW/hours of electrical energy.

Stephanie Martinez's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:44 PM

it always amazes me on the innovative ideas that the bright minds of today are coming up with. everybody has heard about the alternative energy in solar panels but they take it a step further. addressing the flaw in solar panels and working to improve the storage of energy. the only section i would ask to be elaborated is the cost and installation aspects due to the vagueness of "relatively cheap"

 

Fernando Moittal's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:53 AM

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Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change | Innovation | Scoop.it

Ray Kurzweil is sitting in an office in San Francisco’s tallest building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Over 45 minutes, speaking rapidly in monotone sentences dense with facts and ideas, Google’s director of engineering has outlined a future for the world that would seem incredible, were it not that this man has a 30-year track record of making seemingly bonkers predictions that have proved to be accurate. Among other things, Kurzweil predicted that the internet would become central to our lives when it was still a niche and unreliable network in the Eighties...


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Stay forever young!!!

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Pierre Tran's curator insight, January 21, 2014 1:57 PM

Les prédictions de Ray Kurzweil, jusqu'en 2040. L'apôtre de la singularité nous dévoile qu'en 2029, Google sera en mesure de créer un ordibateur capable de comprendre le langage naturel et les émotions humaines.

Marta Torán's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:02 PM

Las predicciones de un ingeniero de Google que acostumbra a acertar.

 

Google del Cerebro - que entenderá las emociones y el lenguaje natural.

Coches autodirigidos

Un mundo sin obesidad

Detener el envejecimiento

Ropa que se imprime en casa

 

Y más...

 

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New form of quantum matter: Natural 3D counterpart to graphene discovered

New form of quantum matter: Natural 3D counterpart to graphene discovered | Innovation | Scoop.it

The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene – the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon - promises exciting new things to come for the high-tech industry, including much faster transistors and far more compact hard drives.


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Counterpart graphene!!!

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Heml.is - The Beautiful & Secure Messenger

Heml.is - The Beautiful & Secure Messenger | Innovation | Scoop.it
The Beautiful & Secure Messenger

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Beautiful innovation at the right time!! Timing is a topic at product innovation!!!

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An Integrated Marketing Blueprint to Grow Sales & ROI in 2014 - Search Engine Watch

An Integrated Marketing Blueprint to Grow Sales & ROI in 2014 - Search Engine Watch | Innovation | Scoop.it
An Integrated Marketing Blueprint to Grow Sales & ROI in 2014 Search Engine Watch For many brands, SEO, social media, email marketing, conversion, content marketing, mobile, and website design and development have been approached as independent...
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Interesting bluepring for a company footprint!!

 

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What the best brands will do in 2014 | ReVive ME

What the best brands will do in 2014 | ReVive ME | Innovation | Scoop.it
Article by Andreas von der Heydt- Country Manager of Amazon BuyVIP in Germany.He´s a ... Besides rational features like quality, price, customer services, etc. the brand decision process will become more emotionally-driven.

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Beautiful described article!!!

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