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Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D

Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D | News Insights | Scoop.it
What happens when you point the Hubble Space Telescope to a seemingly blank patch of sky? A view that takes you to the edge of the universe!
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Bank Accounts Hacked: Is Your Money in Danger at Chase? - DailyFinance

Bank Accounts Hacked: Is Your Money in Danger at Chase? - DailyFinance | News Insights | Scoop.it
Last week, we discovered our Chase Bank account had been raided. Soon, it became clear we were probably victims of a data breach that affected up to 1.5 million accounts. But that's only the tip of the fraud iceberg.
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Cyprus Turns to Moscow: Scenarios for a Russian Role in the Bailout - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Cyprus Turns to Moscow: Scenarios for a Russian Role in the Bailout - SPIEGEL ONLINE | News Insights | Scoop.it
Cyprus on Tuesday rejected the terms of a bailout package offered by Brussels and is now turning to Moscow for help. Russian President Vladimir Putin may charge a very high price in exchange for aid for the nearly bankrupt euro-zone country.
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Assad Issues a Worldwide Plea as a Top Syrian General Defects

Assad Issues a Worldwide Plea as a Top Syrian General Defects | News Insights | Scoop.it
Brig. Gen. Mohammed Nour Ezzedeen Khallouf, who once led a military intelligence office widely believed to be a torture site, has joined the rebels against President Bashar al-Assad.

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Green Facism: Beppe Grillo Is the Most Dangerous Man in Europe - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Green Facism: Beppe Grillo Is the Most Dangerous Man in Europe - SPIEGEL ONLINE | News Insights | Scoop.it
Beppe Grillo, leader of the populist Five Star Movement in Italy, prides himself on his ridicule of the parliamentary system. Yet while his anti-establishment rhetoric sounds appealing, at heart it's actually anti-democratic.
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Windows vs Ford, funny

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For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on.

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,
‘If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.

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‘Selfish JZ allowed Mugabe to kill SADC Tribunal’ - Africa | IOL News | IOL.co.za

‘Selfish JZ allowed Mugabe to kill SADC Tribunal’ - Africa | IOL News | IOL.co.za | News Insights | Scoop.it
South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.
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You Got Hacked! What Now?

You Got Hacked! What Now? | News Insights | Scoop.it
Somebody has taken over your email or maybe your social media accounts. All your friends are mad at you. How can you recover—and keep the problem from happening again?
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Israel ¡Seeing is Believing! - YouTube

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Few realize the wealth, beauty and variety of that nation. See this fast-moving well-assembled video.

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SEO's Social Media Singualrity Is Near

SEO's Social Media Singualrity Is Near | News Insights | Scoop.it

My friend Mark Traphagen (@MarkTraphagen) has a genius series of posts and comments going on Google Plus (all linked in the attached article).

 

I shared my thoughts on SEO, the Google Float, the coming semantic web and why Kurzweil's singularity may be closer than we think at least for Internet marketers.


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Common Sense - London Times Obituary

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  Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
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6 Tips for Handling Criticism

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As an Upholder, I have a tough time being criticized, corrected, or accused – of even the smallest mistakes – and I react very angrily.Yikes, how I struggle to keep my sense of humor and
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Red Sea-Dead Sea link feasible, World Bank says

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It is possible to use the Red Sea to replenish the shrinking Dead Sea, the World Bank has determined after years of studying whether such a connecting lifeline could work.

 

The idea of linking the two bodies of water has been around for more than a century, but the project took on a new urgency when the shore of the Dead Sea was found to be receding at a rate of more than one meter (3.3 feet) every year.


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 18, 2013 8:11 AM

(From the article): The Dead Sea, technically a lake, is a tourist spot famous for its salty waters that allow bathers to float. Its mineral rich mud, used for skin treatment, is sold around the world.

 

But as the population increased in the region, water was diverted from the Jordan river, the Dead Sea's natural water source, for drinking and agriculture.

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World's smallest flying robot built

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Scientists design a flying robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile manoeuvres of the insect that inspired its design.

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XYEYE's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:40 PM

oh and flying robots too! 

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How to Create a Safe, Memorable Online Password - DailyFinance

How to Create a Safe, Memorable Online Password - DailyFinance | News Insights | Scoop.it
If your idea of a smart password is your first car followed by your mother's name, get with the program. Hackers have recently stung Fox News, Apple, the IMF, Lockheed Martin and Gmail: How can you expect to protect yourself with lazy wordplay?
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The Morality Pendulum

During the month of June 2007, a nationwide telephone poll of Americans between the ages of 17 and 29 concluded that young Americans are leaning left.
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Video Article: Insight Video: Global Problems, Global Solutions

War and the weapons of war is just one of our global problems. But are there any solutions?
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‘Secrets’ of Obama’s upcoming visit to the Middle East revealed

‘Secrets’ of Obama’s upcoming visit to the Middle East revealed | News Insights | Scoop.it
In a meeting with a group of Arab Americans this week, U.S. President Barack Obama revealed that he ...
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Chernobyl: The Silent Museum

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April 26 marks the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in history--a good time to reevaluate our responsibility regarding energy sources.
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Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: Another Falklands?

Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: Another Falklands? | News Insights | Scoop.it
By Gwynne Dyer - Chinese survey vessels go into the waters around the disputed islands and Japanese patrol ships tail them much too closely.
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Science and Environment: Iceberg Dead Ahead!

Science and Environment: Iceberg Dead Ahead! | News Insights | Scoop.it
Ignoring economic icebergs in pursuit of limitless growth is foolish. Like the Titanic, this ship is not unsinkable.
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Tomorrow’s world: A visual guide to the next 150 years

Tomorrow’s world: A visual guide to the next 150 years | News Insights | Scoop.it

As we begin a new year, BBC Future has compiled 40 intriguing predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers and other assorted pundits in recent years about the shape of the world from 2013 to 2150.

 

They range from the serious to the fanciful, from the exciting to the petrifying.

And to get a gauge on how likely they are to happen, we asked the special bets department at British betting firm Ladbrokes to give us their odds on each prediction coming true.

 

[View more at the link]

 


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:23 PM

Be prepared for the future...

Anthony Burke's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:12 AM

How many of these will come true,,,ha...ha I remember some of the great predictions in the past that never made it, whilst the unpredicted did. Anyone remember the "atomic" egg that would fit in a box to power all your household power needs? Anyone remember all the free time we were going to have to manage because robots and AI would be doing all the work?

Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 30, 2013 12:33 AM
And flying cars for the year 2,000? ;-) Great infographic nevertheless. Thanks for sharing!
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Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy - McKinsey Quarterly

Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy - McKinsey Quarterly | News Insights | Scoop.it
This branch of the British armed services consciously fosters cheerfulness and nourishes its collective memory. Business executives should take note. A McKinsey Quarterly Organization article.

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Chipping Away at Education Reform

Chipping Away at Education Reform | News Insights | Scoop.it
Advocates of school reform often lose sight of the most important need of modern society: balanced individuals.
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