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“Joven" de 75 años al frente de Proyecto Europeo sobre el Genoma Humano

“Joven" de 75 años al frente de Proyecto Europeo sobre el Genoma Humano | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Beato coordinará a partir del año que viene un proyecto europeo de 12,2 millones de euros para conocer la estructura tridimensional del genoma. Ha sido fundador del CRG, uno de ...
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El caso de Miguel Beato, es uno más de los tantos investigadores  y académicos  en todo el mundo que siguen produciendo científicamente y tienen aún mayores retos que encarar en el futuro aún cuando para muchos debiera ya estar jubilado. Con 75 años estará al frente de uno de los proyectos más importantes de la Unión Europea que dirigirá durante 5 años con un presupuesto superior a 12 millones de euros. El proyecto culminará con Beato cumpliendo los 80 años. El investigador, no obstante, parece preocuparse poco por su edad y afirma que está “produciendo científicamente como nunca, igual que cuando tenía cuarenta”.

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Ageing: the over-60s have talents that we should tap for the good of all

Ageing: the over-60s have talents that we should tap for the good of all | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
A US organisation is actively using the experience and energy of baby boomers to tackle social problems – we should follow suit
As the age of retirement creeps up and up, so the predictions on longevity grow more expansive.
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Yes, electrons are perfectly round -- and that's a problem

Yes, electrons are perfectly round -- and that's a problem | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Bad news, everyone! New measurements show that electrons are perfectly round. This is a problem because it means something's still seriously wrong with a critical theory that's supposed to tell us why the universe exists.
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Dramatic decline in industrial agriculture could herald 'peak food'

Dramatic decline in industrial agriculture could herald 'peak food' | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Most conventional yield projection models are oblivious to the real world say US researchers Industrial agriculture could be hitting fundamental limits in its capacity to produce sufficient crops to feed an expanding global population according to...
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"The study by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln argues that there have been abrupt declines or plateaus in the rate of production of major crops which undermine optimistic projections of constantly increasing crop yields. As much as "31% of total global rice, wheat and maize production" has experienced "yield plateaus or abrupt decreases in yield gain, including rice in eastern Asia and wheat in northwest Europe."

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The growing evidence that plants can think and communicate

The growing evidence that plants can think and communicate | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Though plants have no brains, scientists have uncovered evidence that they do release chemicals that allow them to "communicate" with each other and animals. There is even evidence that plants can spread their messages over a vast region.
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"..Up in the northern Sierra Nevada, the ecologist Richard Karban is trying to learn an alien language. The sagebrush plants that dot these slopes speak to one another, using words no human knows. Karban, who teaches at the University of California, Davis, is listening in, and he's beginning to understand what they say..."

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Design Thinking for Knowledge Management!

Design Thinking for Knowledge Management! | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

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"Design thinking is a process of integrative thinking, a process rooted in the ability to examine and exploit opposing ideas and constraints to create solutions"- Tim Brown, IDEO.

According to Brown, designthinking has 3 main attributes: it is

1.  human centered

2.  collaborative and participatory; and

3.  driven by experimentation

The process begins with a single query: “What is the question that we are trying to answer?”


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:47 AM

Process for KM!

Theron Kelso's curator insight, December 26, 2013 10:38 AM

Similar to The Learn Startup question, "What do we want to learn?" Next is defining measures - "How will we know if we are successful?" A question that we should all ask in KM.

Julie Ekner Koch's curator insight, February 3, 4:42 AM

I love the idea of working like a designer with knowledge and learning processes...get inspired.

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What happens when we put computers in our brains?

What happens when we put computers in our brains? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
This may seem like a wild idea, but within 40 years neurons made from nanomaterials could enable humans to survive even the most horrendous accident, and as a
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“The key lies in decoding and simulating the cerebral cortex, the seat of cognition,” Kurzweil continues; “The human cortex has about 22 billion neurons and 220 trillion synapses.” Today, computers capable of crunching this amount of data do not exist, but IBM experts believe that supercomputers with increased computational and memory capacity that can process this data will be available within three years."..

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Video Games Play May Provide Learning, Health, Social Benefits, Review Finds

Video Games Play May Provide Learning, Health, Social Benefits, Review Finds | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

Playing video games, including violent shooter games, may boost children’s learning, health and social skills, according to a review of research on the positive effects of video game play to be published in December by the American Psychological...


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Los diez nombres que lograron transformar la Ciencia en 2013

Los diez nombres que lograron transformar la Ciencia en 2013 | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
El descubridor del planeta más parecido a la Tierra o el biólogo que clonó embriones humanos, entre las figuras elegidas...
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The Peer Economy Will Transform Work

The Peer Economy Will Transform Work | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
You can’t avoid peer-to-peer marketplaces. For transportation and housing, look no further than Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb. Skillshare and TaskRabbit are tackling education and task completion.
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Controlling Employee Burnout: It Starts With Limiting Email After Work

Controlling Employee Burnout: It Starts With Limiting Email After Work | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
In the age before laptops, email, and smartphones, employees typically didn’t bring work home with them except for a little paperwork.
Wow! Have times changed!
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"..According to a recent survey by Neverfail, a software company specializing in data protection, 83 percent of professional workers say they check email after work. Two-thirds say they have taken a work-related device – such as a smartphone or laptop – with them on vacation. More than 50 percent report that they send emails during a meal with family or friends..."

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The Art of Delegation

The Art of Delegation | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

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Antonio Massari's curator insight, December 18, 2013 6:07 AM

interesting 

Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, December 18, 2013 7:36 AM

Knowing what and how to delegate is a core competency for an effective leader. This article does a good job of summarizing the basic requirements of delegation. For more about delegation, check out resources at Petra Learning LLC at www.petralearning.com. or contact us about training.

Nick Hester's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:51 AM

I like the image, puting the pieces od the jigsaw together for success...

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A Plant-Based Filament for 3D Printing

A Plant-Based Filament for 3D Printing | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
NatureWorks was the first company in the world to develop a commercial manufacturing process for PLA bioplastic, which it markets under the Ingeo brand name and sells globally.
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Revista Nature reconoce a figuras prominentes de la ciencia

Revista Nature reconoce a figuras prominentes de la ciencia | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Michel Mayor, Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Feng Zhang, Tania Simoncelli, son algunos de los científicos destecados por la revista.
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Scientists develop an 'elixir' that reverses a known cause of aging

Scientists develop an 'elixir' that reverses a known cause of aging | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
To date, we know of only two things that can reverse the effects of aging: caloric restriction and extensive exercise.
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Does Your Leadership Measure Up?

Does Your Leadership Measure Up? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, December 20, 2013 3:42 PM


The quality of the leadership a business owner provides to a business, will have a major impact on its progress, and improving their leadership skills should be a constant endeavour for all owners.


Understanding what type of leader you are, and identifying the areas you need to work on, is a great starting point for anyone.


This excellent article, identifies three of seven key leadership types, and it offers suggestions for how to improve your leadership if you are one of these types.

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, December 24, 2013 2:15 AM

Interesting that in this article Nelson Mandela is rated as one of of the 5 most admired business executives in the world.

Joseph Oese's curator insight, December 25, 2013 7:18 AM

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​The Worst Lies You've Been Told About the Singularity

​The Worst Lies You've Been Told About the Singularity | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
You've probably heard of a concept known as the Technological Singularity — a nebulous event that's supposed to happen in the not-too-distant future.
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"The Technological Singularity is a term used to describe the theoretical moment in time when artificial intelligence matches and then exceeds human intelligence. The term was popularized by scifi writer Vernor Vinge, but full credit goes to the mathematician John von Neumann, who spoke of "ever accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, which gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, could not continue."

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Gartner: 4 Disruptive Trends Changing the Future of IT

Gartner: 4 Disruptive Trends Changing the Future of IT | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Gartner predicts a future full of disruptions. Will your institutional IT organization be ready to exploit the opportunities?
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Entrepreneurs’ Brains are Wired Differently

Entrepreneurs’ Brains are Wired Differently | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Windows of entrepreneurial opportunity can open unexpectedly and briefly, typically under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Founder entrepreneurs must therefore be alert, tolerant of ambiguity and able to respond quickly when opportunity knocks.
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How is cloud computing enhancing our ability to work anywhere?

How is cloud computing enhancing our ability to work anywhere? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
All the best insights from our last live discussion on mobility in the cloud and flexible working
Sponsored featureLuke Connoley, associate director, UnworkWhat are the barriers to workplace mobility?
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Is entrepreneurship learned, or wired into your DNA?

Is entrepreneurship learned, or wired into your DNA? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.  




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Will the Internet of Thing replace the web?

Will the Internet of Thing replace the web? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Apple stores can already pinpoint your location with unprecedented accuracy. 2014 will be the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.
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Google Glass Getting A Face Recognition App This Month, But It Won’t Get Google’s Blessing

Google Glass Getting A Face Recognition App This Month, But It Won’t Get Google’s Blessing | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Google Glass use cases are many, but one that inevitably comes to mind is facial recognition.
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4 reasons to be happy about the end of teaching

4 reasons to be happy about the end of teaching | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual.
Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.

A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual. 

Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.

- See more at: http://www.cityam.com/blog/1387211628/4-reasons-be-happy-about-end-teaching#sthash.PCXrTI3s.dpuf

A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual. 

Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.

- See more at: http://www.cityam.com/blog/1387211628/4-reasons-be-happy-about-end-teaching#sthash.PCXrTI3s.dpuf


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 18, 2013 12:01 AM

Actually this sounds nothing like the work of Sugata Mitra and totally misses the point. Again this looks like the UK government totally failing to understand anything related to education except how to make it cheaper and charge more for it.

Kibet Koskei's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:56 AM

Education is one of the largest indusrties in the World, and With Education Going Online with New web technologies, we must be prepared to equip our Students with knowledge which will help them face the real world. Get more at www.firstandfastcapital.com

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Facebook Can See What You Type – Even if You Don't Post It

Facebook Can See What You Type – Even if You Don't Post It | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
According to a story published this week in the Los Angeles Times, Facebook can see if user’s type on the site even if they don’t post it.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, December 18, 2013 1:03 PM

Facebook told the Times that the only reason for this research was to look into self-censorship, something they considered if users typed something but didn’t publish it for ten minutes. The site said that they could not see what exact words or letters the users had written, and only looked at if users had written anything at all. Facebook said it has no plans to continue tracking this kind of data, though the implications are disturbing.