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Agriculture Update: Heard of the Sahara Forest Project?

Agriculture Update: Heard of the Sahara Forest Project? | Mount Library | Scoop.it

Conceived to turn the desert sands of the Sahara into productive agricultural land, the Sahara Forest Project, a Norwegian-based initiative, has recently completed a two-and-a-half year pilot project in Qatar to test the feasibility of the technology needed for the task.


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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 19, 2013 8:28 PM

They've been turning the desert back into fertile land in Israel since the 1930s....

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Persistent Team Collaboration Workspace Integrates Always-on Videoconferencing: Sqwiggle

Persistent Team Collaboration Workspace Integrates Always-on Videoconferencing: Sqwiggle | Mount Library | Scoop.it

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Jannely Medina's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:15 AM

Muy interesante, ya que se evidencia el avance de la tecnología.. Es especial para todas aquellas personas que estudian a distancia y que necesitan comunicarse con compañeros de grupo..

Moses B. Tambason's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:41 PM

More people are running to charity tube to post free videos and watch free videos than posting on you tube. Try posting at charity tube and you will never leave. http://www.africatube.net/ More visitors and more video views. Don't take our word for it, try it. Post one same video on youtube and put it on  http://www.africatube.net/ and return ater five hours and compare the viewers rate and decide for yourself. Create your very own group or forum and control who watch it and invite everyone to watch the video. Above all, post video in English or in any language and viewers can watch video description in their own language. Try it and let us know your experience. Above all it is absolutely free like youtube

Mrs. Amstutz's curator insight, November 11, 2013 4:26 PM

Could be a powerful way for students and educators collaborate globally 

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The Unpretentious Librarian: Using Google Presentations for Book Trailers

The Unpretentious Librarian: Using Google Presentations for Book Trailers | Mount Library | Scoop.it

"During Teen Read Week I decided to invite students to the library and show book trailers for the ALA logo Seek the Unknown @ your library campaign.  As I've done numerous book talk/book trailer gatherings I'm always up for something new.  Since our district is launching Google in Education for all our students and faculty, I decided to embed the mystery, science fiction, and supernatural book trailers into a Google presentation. "


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:19 PM

I have over 120 book trailers in my YouTube channel now.  Sue's instructions will make it easy to customize my book talks!

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store - Technology

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store - Technology | Mount Library | Scoop.it
App Store Official Charts for the week ending Oct. 7, 2013:

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Skype apps for iPad and iPhone get an iOS 7 interface makeover

Skype apps for iPad and iPhone get an iOS 7 interface makeover | Mount Library | Scoop.it
Skype brought a basic level of iOS 7 support to its iPad and iPhone communication apps last month, but the developer isn't satisfied with that mere.
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Genetic Engineering Enables Human Immunity to Take on Cancer, Revolutionary Therapy

Genetic Engineering Enables Human Immunity to Take on Cancer, Revolutionary Therapy | Mount Library | Scoop.it

Developments in genetic engineering make it possible to 're-programme' the human immune system so that T cells - white blood cells that normally fight viruses - recognize and kill cancer cells. This approach, which directly harnesses the potency of the immune system, holds the prospect of a powerful new weapon in the fight against cancer.


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Ronald 's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:16 PM

This is the future of research in the medical field. I feel as if this is the job of a biological engineer, however, the splicing of DNA and the "reprogramming" mentioned may involve help from chemists that are contibuting to the project. I think that if this research is pursued by doctors and lab scientists, I will be able to give resolutions to cancer patients when I become a pediatrician. I hope that I will get a chance to contribute while I am attending the Univertsity of Washington, whose cancer facility, as well as the Fred Huchinson Cancer Research Center, is one of the best in the nation. I have relatives who have suffered from cancer, so I know the pain and suffering that patients have to endure. The sooner this problem is adressed, the better. In 2007, cancer took the lives of 8 million people. This number is only increasing as time goes by. WIth this newly found research, perhaps the world can be saved from this terrible disaster.

Lisa Trundley-Banks's curator insight, August 5, 2014 8:18 PM

Curing cancer surely has to be one of the biggest hopes we have from GE.

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J Craig Venter sequenced the human genome. Now he wants to covert DNA into a digital signal

J Craig Venter sequenced the human genome. Now he wants to covert DNA into a digital signal | Mount Library | Scoop.it

J Craig Venter has been a molecular-biology pioneer for two decades. After developing expressed sequence tags in the 90s, he led the private effort to map the human genome, publishing the results in 2001. In 2010 the J Craig Venter Institute manufactured the entire genome of a bacterium, creating the first synthetic organism.
Now Venter, author of Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, explains the coming era of discovery.


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The Government Shutdown Is Terrible for Transparency

The Government Shutdown Is Terrible for Transparency | Mount Library | Scoop.it
There's not just a shutdown. There's a blackout, and it makes journalism suffer. (One of the casualties of the shutdown: the truth.
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A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic ...

A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic ... | Mount Library | Scoop.it
There are some big DOs and DON'Ts if you're on the receiving end of an iPad in the classroom. This is a guide for teachers to save time and trouble.
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