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Chicken Farms Try Oregano as Antibiotic Substitute

Chicken Farms Try Oregano as Antibiotic Substitute | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
Chicken farms including Bell & Evans are using oregano-based products as substitutes for antibiotics, but research on their effectiveness is scant and many remain skeptical.
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Computer Whiz Creates a Twitter House - YouTube

Andy Stanford-Clark wires his home so that it communicates via Twitter. (RT @SuButcher: In 2009 @andysc made a tweeting house.
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Virtual reality: the 1990s technology set to change the design world

Virtual reality: the 1990s technology set to change the design world | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
As Facebook buys Oculus and Sony reveals its own VR device, Dezeen investigates what the resurgence of this old school technology means for designers.


Oculus VR was already big before Facebook bought the virtual reality headset maker for $2 billion. "Oculus has the potential to be the most social platform ever," said Mark Zuckerberg in a call to Facebook's investors, while his announcement post painted a picture of the world donning headsets to watch tennis, study in classrooms and consult with doctors.

Facebook sees Oculus Rift as a chance to profoundly transform communication, and to the gaming industry it's a generational leap in electronic entertainment. But there's more to virtual reality. It's as much a creative tool for designers and architects, as it is a new medium for designers to explore, and a close and personal way of experiencing the creations of others...


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Jed Fisher's curator insight, April 7, 12:55 AM

Another nice Oculus article focusing on using it for Design.

Here are two others on the recent sales which are worth a quick read.

Musings on the Oculus sale
http://www.raphkoster.com/2014/03/25/musings-on-the-oculus-sale/

and

Oculus was the future of gaming. Now it’s the future of Facebook.
http://boingboing.net/2014/03/25/oculus-vr-could-have-changed-b.html

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Hot Spots: Mapping the World's Most Photographed Locations

Hot Spots: Mapping the World's Most Photographed Locations | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it

Sightsmap forms an aggregation of the most photographed buildings by integrating Google's Panoramio, which allows users to tag a location or attraction within their photo.

 

In a colorful gradient of purples, reds, and yellows, the website reveals the most photographed places around the globe. Broad patches of purple coincide with a lesser amount of photographs, while smaller clusters of yellow reveal the locations where people can't seem to put their cameras down. Unsurprisingly, the densest areas of yellow are the world's most popular tourist spots − including New York City and cities across Europe such as Istanbul.

Sightsmap is more than just a map of tourist destinations however; it also shows the close connection between architecture and what inspires people to take photos. Sightsmap forms an aggregation of the most photographed buildings by integrating Google's Panoramio, which allows users...


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WhatsApp Experiences Second Major Outage Following Facebook Acquisition

WhatsApp Experiences Second Major Outage Following Facebook Acquisition | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
Panic! Despair! Switch to Facebook Messenger!…Ah, I see what you did there, Facebook. Mobile messaging application WhatsApp is this morning experiencing its second major outage since Facebook bought the company in February for $19 billion.
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10 Companies Apple Could Acquire Instead of Buying Back All That Stock

10 Companies Apple Could Acquire Instead of Buying Back All That Stock | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
Apple is buying back billions in stock to shore up its share price and placate Carl Icahn. What if, instead, Apple bought its way back to the title of world's top innovator?
    
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Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called Rooftop Photography. A…

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Explore the Big Data Universe

Explore the Big Data Universe | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it

What is Big Data? Why is Big Data so important? Who are your Big Data key players? How do you lead with Big Data? Which Big Data solutions do you need? When do you start with Big Data?

 

Explore the Universe of Big Data.


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Mark Polyak's curator insight, January 3, 12:02 PM

Foundational overview of Big Data universe 

Ignasi Alcalde's curator insight, January 3, 1:58 PM

Big Data basics. 

Fahad Monib Siddiqui's curator insight, February 10, 5:45 AM

Very useful.. Complete.. 

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Boeing 787-9 Will Make First International Debut Early This Month

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The second Boeing 787-9, ZB002, is set to make its international debut early this month. The aircraft will travel to Auckland, New Zealand to visit the launch customer Air New Zealand, and Alice Springs, Australia for flight testing.

“With more than 150 flights since testing began in September, the test fleet continues to perform very well, and we look forward to delivering the first 787-9 in mid-2014 as promised.” said Mark Jenks, Boeing’s vice president of 787


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Divining The Underlying Value Of Bitcoin

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Business Insider’s Joe Wiesenthal today published an interesting piece on Bitcoin, partially responding to Paul Krugman’s somewhat inscrutable recent blog post that called the cryptocurrency “evil,” and partially answering the question of why...
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HP woes continue as 5,000 more employees face the axe

HP woes continue as 5,000 more employees face the axe | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
It certainly won't be a happy new year for thousands of HP employees -- not when the company has increased its layoff numbers yet again.
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Report: NSA Intercepting Laptops Ordered Online, Installing Spyware

Report: NSA Intercepting Laptops Ordered Online, Installing Spyware | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
According to a new report, the NSA is intercepting laptops ordered online in order to install spyware.
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13 Creative And Clever Adverts From 2013

13 Creative And Clever Adverts From 2013 | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
Advertising can be annoying and repetitive, or it gets ignored. So give these guys credit for doing something different.
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2013 Final Ranking: Top 60 CEOs On Social Media

2013 Final Ranking: Top 60 CEOs On Social Media | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
This is our third global ranking of CEOs on social media, and a snapshot for the end of 2013.
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Massive Visualizations at CeBIT Depict The Scale of “Big Data”

Massive Visualizations at CeBIT Depict The Scale of “Big Data” | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it

At this year’s CeBIT computer trade fair in Hannover, Germany, the world’s most impressive and eccentric new technology has been on display. But the massive data visualizations on display at the fair’s CODE_n exhibition in Hall 16 have turned heads with their artistry, execution and scale.

CODE_n bills itself as an international initiative for digital pioneers, innovators and groundbreaking startups. This year, it is focusing on big data. The elegantly complex visualizations that fill the exhibition hall’s more than 3,000 meters of wall space were designed to physically depict data on this immense scale.

More details at the link.


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How to Maximize Your Social Media Experience - 10,000 Words

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How to Maximize Your Social Media Experience


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How to Reboot Your Finances at Any Age

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Anyone can make a fine mess when it comes to finances—whether it's getting into too much debt, tapping your 401(k) like a piggy bank, or buying a house than you can't really afford. But you can still have the opportunity for a financial makeover.
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Scientists Create an Unprecedented Map of the Developing Human Brain

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Scientists released the most detailed map ever made of the fetal human brain today. It contains a massive amount of information about gene activity at a crucial time in development -- just as the cerebral cortex is developing.
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BBM chief to leave BlackBerry

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Yet another executive will depart the company as it struggles to find relevancy in the smartphone business. [Read more]
    
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London's future skyline captured in new visualiations

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This series of images by architectural rendering studio Hayes Davidson envisages how London's skyline might look in 20 years time.

Over 200 towers with a height of 20 storeys or greater are planned in the UK capital over the next two decades and Hayes Davidson has visualised how these new buildings will appear alongside existing skyscrapers such as Renzo Piano's The Shard and Norman Foster's The Gherkin.

 

The images were created for an exhibition opening later this year at New London Architecture (NLA) entitled London's Growing... Up! which will chart the growth of tall building construction in London since the 1960s and look at the impact skyscrapers will have on the city in the near future.

"As London's population gets bigger and bigger, and new development for London takes place within the constraints of the green belt, we have to increase the density of the city," said Peter Murray, who is chairman of NLA and the exhibition curator.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, January 25, 9:30 AM

Future city planners and developers will be using some amazing tools.

Christina Guenther's curator insight, February 10, 9:24 PM

I have never been to London but their future is looking very attractive. 

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6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager

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Ford Demonstrates First Solar-Powered Hybrid Car With Sun-Tracking Technology

Ford Demonstrates First Solar-Powered Hybrid Car With Sun-Tracking Technology | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it

Ford's new concept for solar-powered hybrid car can run for 21 electric-only miles on a day's worth of sunlight. That possibility comes courtesy of sun-tracking software that works in combination with a concentrator lens to focus the sunlight falling on the car's rooftop solar panels.

 

The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept car—a modified C-MAX plug-in hybrid—won't achieve the dream of driving forever on sunshine just yet. But Ford's clever use of a concentrating lens does provide an inkling of new hope for solar power to someday become viable in hybrid or all-electric vehicles. Until now, solar power's energy density problem has limited its use in commercial vehicles to not much beyond a symbolic rooftop solar panel that runs a cooling fan for Toyota's Prius hybrid car.

 

Ford envisions its concept car parking beneath a tall carport with a roof made of a Fresnel lens—a lens originally developed for lighthouses that acts similar to a magnifying glass. The car company enlisted the help of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers to come up with the carport's sunlight-concentrating design.

 

The car's software would track the sun's path across the sky on any given day of the year and direct the car to move beneath the carport so that it continually receives the full impact of concentrated sunlight, according to Technology Review. That novel concept eliminates the need for an expensive tracking system that would change the angle of the carport's lens to keep sunlight focused on an immobile car's rooftop solar panels. The concept car also has a traditional charging port so that it can plug into the power grid if needed.

 

Such concentrated sunlight could reach 8 times the amount of sunshine that would typically fall on the C-MAX Solar Energi's rooftop. A day's worth of charging in the sun—about 8 kilowatts over four hours—would go into the lithium-ion battery that provides the 21 electric-only miles in the car's total range of 620 miles. Ford estimates suggest the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept would have the same total range on a full charge as compared to the conventional C-MAX Energi.


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The FitBit App Now Turns The iPhone 5s Into A FitBit

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Fitbit has just released a major update to its iOS app for iPhone 5s, allowing the smartphone itself to track steps, distance and burned calories.
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LG Lifeband Touch fitness tracker leaks ahead of CES

LG Lifeband Touch fitness tracker leaks ahead of CES | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
A new wearable device from LG has seemingly been exposed by prolific leaker Evleaks. Allegedly called LG Lifeband Touch, it appears to be a device in the same vein as LG's a...
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2013 – 25 Women That Rock Social Media

2013 – 25 Women That Rock Social Media | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it
Three years ago I read an article on ClickZ listing "social media rock stars" and while I was honored to be listed, there were very few women were on it.
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Where economy is headed in 2014

The unemployment rate should drop below 7% and mortgage rates will remain below average in the coming year.
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