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Assessing Online Sources

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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:57 AM

students need to be very careful in the type of sources that they used to glean information. People can manipulate photos and suggest things as fact when they are completetly made up. It is understandable that Wikipedia can not be used as an entireyl reliable source because people have access to add whatever they want to the content matter. Photoshop and other online tools can be used to trick people into beleiving certain things. This photo claiming to be from ireland is really from Thailand is a small island but the castle itself on the top os photoshoped and the image was retweeded like crazy within the first hor. wee must check our sources and make sure that we are getting good primary or at least good secondary services from legit websites.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 2014 5:08 PM

This just shows that you can't believe everything you see on the internet. In this picture it is said to be of an island in Ireland but in reality it is in Thailand. People believe what they want to believe.

morgan knight's curator insight, October 8, 2014 1:00 PM

Before reading this article, I assumed that I was capable of telling fictional from factual information apart. But now, after having my eyes opened, I realize that the internet can truly play you like a puppet. From this article, I've now learned that there are more ways than one to judge the authenticity of a site. one such way is to search for an "original" copy of whatever it may be that you're researching. If none pop up, you have the true article.

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World Bank to spend 28% of investments on climate change projects

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The World Bank has made a “fundamental shift” in its role of alleviating global poverty, by refocusing its financing efforts towards tackling climate change, the group said on Thursday.

The world’s biggest provider of public finance to developing countries said it would spend 28% of its investments directly on climate change projects, and that all of its future spending would take account of global warming.
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10 things you need to know about 3D printing & food safety 

10 things you need to know about 3D printing & food safety  | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s fun to 3D print things that you use in your everyday life.  However, when it comes to printing kitchen utensils that will touch food, many wonder –  is 3D printing food safe? With the chemicals and heat used to print and process 3D objects, there are valid health concerns. To clear up some questions around whether 3D printing is food safe, we’ve put together a list of the 5 most common concerns and 5 tips on minimizing these risks. 
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Microsoft está almacenando datos en 10 millones de hebras de ADN 

Microsoft está almacenando datos en 10 millones de hebras de ADN  | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Microsoft ha anunciado que está investigando seriamente la técnica como un medio de almacenamiento de datos, pagando a una compañía de ciencias biológicas para crear diez millones de hebras de ADN de almacenamiento digital.

Microsoft se ha asociado la empresa Twist de biotecnología para investigar el almacenamiento de datos de ADN.

Compró los derechos de diez millones de secuencias de ADN en el que va a codificar los datos, para evaluar la técnica a largo plazo, como sistema de almacenamiento seguro.
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Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy

Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
There are three things, once one’s basic needs are satisfied, that academic literature points to as the ingredients for happiness: having meaningful social relationships, being good at whatever it is one spends one’s days doing, and having the freedom to make life decisions independently.

But research into happiness has also yielded something a little less obvious: Being better educated, richer, or more accomplished doesn’t do much to predict whether someone will be happy. In fact, it might mean someone is less likely to be satisfied with life.
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What Makes Some Silicon Valley Companies So Successful

What Makes Some Silicon Valley Companies So Successful | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"Over a week in Silicon Valley, we met with more than 50 people deliberately chosen to give us a broad cross-section of insights. We spent time with established digital players, midsize companies (including Box and Palantir), and startups, particularly those focused on FinTech and technology services. We met with leaders at private equity funds, venture capitalists, and incubators, including Andreessen Horowitz and Playground. And we made the rounds of the thought leaders in the Valley, from the dean of Stanford to the founder of Lunar to a member of Tesla’s board."