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Map Envelope

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Print your own customized, place-based envelopes using Google Maps imagery.

 

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The Internet Map: Revealing the Hidden Structure of the Network - information aesthetics

The Internet Map: Revealing the Hidden Structure of the Network - information aesthetics | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

The Internet Map [ www.internet-map.net ] encompasses over 350,000 websites based in 196 countries, which are clustered according to about 2 million mutual links between them. Developed by a small team of Russian enthusiasts, the interactive Internet map is an "attempt to look into the hidden structure of the network, fathom its colossal scale, and examine that which is impossible to understand from the bare figures of statistics." Every circle on the map stands for a unique website, with its size determined by website web traffic. Its color depends on the country of origin, with red for Russia, yellow for China, purple for Japan, and light-blue for the US.


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Download Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion) ebookWhy Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and t...

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Downloads Citizens, Politics and Social Communication: Information and Influence in an Election Campaign ebookCitizens, Politics and Social Communication: Information and Influence in an Electio...

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India facing threats from almost all its neighbours: Muchkund Dubey - The Economic Times

India facing threats from almost all its neighbours: Muchkund Dubey - The Economic Times | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Dubey says both Pakistan and China, "from which India faces a direct threat to its security, have been busy augmenting and improving" their nuclear arsenals.
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Johnson & Wales, Tulane collaboration melds medicine, culinary arts - Taunton Daily Gazette

Johnson & Wales, Tulane collaboration melds medicine, culinary arts - Taunton Daily Gazette | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Johnson & Wales, Tulane collaboration melds medicine, culinary artsTaunton Daily GazetteA unique partnership that connects health practitioners and chefs could change the way doctors approach disease management and prevention through culinary...
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The Geography of Underwater Homes

The Geography of Underwater Homes | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
New data from Zillow shows fewer homeowners underwater, but the pattern varies widely by geography.

 

The Sunbelt (especially California and Florida) have the highest percentage of homeowners that are 'underwater' and owe more than the home is worth.  Also hit hard are declining metro areas area of the rust belt. 

Question to ponder: Why would these places be hit the hardest?  


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Brain Hackers Pluck Your Private Data

Brain Hackers Pluck Your Private Data | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Researchers show just how hackable your accounts can be using a brain-computer interface.

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Juicy Spirits and Literary Dishes ... A taste of home, against the law!

Juicy Spirits and Literary Dishes ... A taste of home, against the law! | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Restrictions on imported foods can have unintended cultural consequences, with bans on foreign staples like foie gras and ackee berries...

 

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do." ~Galileo


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Blog Talk Radio Host ‘Kidnapped’ by Thought Police

Blog Talk Radio Host ‘Kidnapped’ by Thought Police | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

If you are an outspoken Christian in America, you need to be concerned. If you are an outspoken Christian in America who happens to be a gun owner, you need to be very concerned. And if you are a Christian gun owner who disagrees with the Progressive anti-Christian agenda in America and have a platform to inform others, you better believe that you are under intense scrutiny

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Darpa Looks to Make Cyberwar Routine With Secret 'Plan X'

Darpa Looks to Make Cyberwar Routine With Secret 'Plan X' | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
The Pentagon's top research arm just unveiled a new, classified cyberwarfare project. But it's not about building the next Stuxnet, Darpa swears. Instead, "Plan X" is designed to make online strikes a more routine part of U.S.

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Familiar music arouses coma patients

Familiar music arouses coma patients | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Last month, dozens of news outlets reported the story of Charlotte Neve, the seven-year-old girl from Lancashire who awoke from a coma after hearing one of her favourite songs. "It's a complete miracle," the girl's mother, Leila, told The Sun. "I thought I was going to lose my little girl. I climbed into her hospital bed to give her a cuddle … and Adele came on the radio. I started singing it to her because she loves her and we used to sing that song together. Charlotte started smiling and I couldn't believe it."

 

There are other, similar cases. Earlier this year, Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb fell into a coma after contracting pneumonia, and reportedly emerged from it 12 days later after family members began playing familiar music and singing to him. Such cases provide anecdotal evidence that familiar music has beneficial effects on comatose patients. Now, French researchers have conducted the first scientific study of this phenomenon, and their preliminary findings suggest that familiar music probably can increase arousal in coma patients, and may also enhance their cognitive processes....


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New era in camouflage makeup: Shielding soldiers from searing heat of bomb blasts

New era in camouflage makeup: Shielding soldiers from searing heat of bomb blasts | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Camouflage face makeup for warfare is undergoing one of the most fundamental changes in thousands of years, as scientists today described a new face paint that both hides soldiers from the enemy and shields their faces from the searing heat of bomb blasts. Firefighters also could benefit from the new heat-resistant makeup, according to the report.

 


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It's strong, it's durable, it's cheap: A $9 Cardboard Bike Set to Enter Production in Israel

It's strong, it's durable, it's cheap: A $9 Cardboard Bike Set to Enter Production in Israel | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

A fully-functioning, water-resistant cardboard bicycle is all set to hit the streets. And all major engineers claimed "it cannot be done".

 

The last time you purchased something made entirely from cardboard, chances are it was a box to pack up your belongings. While the sturdy material is perfect for moving your stuff, an inventor from Israel has figured out a way to make cardboard move you. Using nine dollars worth of materials, bicycle enthusiast Izhar Gafni has created a fully functioning, water-resistant bicycle, made, from seat to spokes, entirely of recycled cardboard. The technology makes the environmentalist's choice mode of transportation even a bit greener and easier on the wallet.

 

The all cardboard bike is shockingly durable: it can carry riders who weigh up to 485 pounds. A layer of coating atop the cardboard shields the bike from the elements and gives the finished product the look and feel of lightweight plastic. While the cost to make the bicycle ranges from nine to twelve dollars, the manufacturer expects to sell the vehicle for sixty to ninety dollars depending on the optional addition of an electric motor.

 

“It's going to be a game-changer in the bike world,” says Giora Kariv, an Israeli artist and a longtime friend of Gafni's who made a documentary about the project. “Like Henry Ford who made the car available to anybody, this bike is going to be cheap and available to any child in the world, including children in Africa who walk dozens of miles to school everyday.” Gafni's next steps involve establishing a company to produce and distribute his cardboard creation to the world market. He's currently working with investors to have the product ready for mass-production and worldwide distribution by next year.


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Tony Blair should face trial over Iraq war, says Desmond Tutu

Tony Blair should face trial over Iraq war, says Desmond Tutu | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Anti-apartheid hero attacks former prime minister over 'double standards on war crimes' (Why #blair has no place in #UK politics RT @guardian Tony Blair should face trial over Iraq war, says Desmond Tutu http://t.co/Z0xdQzim...)...
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Valerie Jarrett Is the Other Power in the West Wing

Valerie Jarrett Is the Other Power in the West Wing | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser with unmatched access to the Obamas, has been a driving force in some of the most significant domestic policy decisions of the president’s first term.
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People losing homes for as little as $400 in back taxes: an 81-year-old RI woman who fell behind on a $474 sewer bill. A corporation bought the home in a tax sale for $836.39. The woman was evicted...

People losing homes for as little as $400 in back taxes: an 81-year-old RI woman who fell behind on a $474 sewer bill. A corporation bought the home in a tax sale for $836.39. The woman was evicted... | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
reddit: the front page of the internet (#reddit People losing homes for as little as $400 in back taxes: an 81-year-old RI woman who fell behind ...)...
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Fact-Checkers Howl, but Both Sides Cling to False Ads

Fact-Checkers Howl, but Both Sides Cling to False Ads | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Recent events in the contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney have raised new questions about whether the political culture still holds any penalty for falsehood.
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Arms Trade

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This interactive requires WebGL (viewable in Chrome).  Even more compelling than the data is the visualization platform. 


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Gentrification spelled out

Gentrification spelled out | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
As upscale, high-rise condos and hipster bars opened nearby, longtime customers joked: Is this really still “the ’hood”? Not anymore.

 

In a gentrifying neighborhood in Washington D.C. that was historically African-American, Fish in the ’Hood was an iconic restaurant that captured the feel of the area.  Just this May, the storefront restaurant was renamed Fish in the Neighborhood.

Questions to Ponder: Why?  Does it matter?  What does it mean?


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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, September 25, 2014 5:35 PM

Gentrification deals with the forcing out of lower income residents and making space available for the more affluent. The re-naming of Fish in the 'Hood shows how gentrification forces the culture  of entire communities to change. Although this restaurant was popular before, they were forced to re-brand so they can stay in business. Gentrification exiles the poor, with that their culture. This restaurant shows that, as more upscale business open up to service the needs of more affluent citizens, any business that has the perception of being the contrary will soon be out of business. This matters because it shows how gentrification destroys communities image, and culture for the sake of increasing revenue and real estate value. What is exhibit here is not only a socio-economic shift but also a racial shift as well. This neighborhood was predominately African American before it began to gentrify, "The 'Hood" is a saying that correlates with African American culture. This restaurant's re-branding shows that they no longer can continue to bring in customers with a name that is part of the African American vernacular. Furthermore, it shows the racial trends that go with gentrification where minority culture is pushed out as more money flows in.

Emerald Pina's curator insight, May 25, 2015 11:15 AM

The article talks about a restaurant called Fish In The NeighborHood, with emphasis on Hood, that has not been affected by the gentrification that has happened in the area. He still refers to the area as "Hood" even with all the newly built building. The article also describes the process of the gentrification, and people's opinions on the name of the restaurant compared to the area.

 

This article relates to Unit 7: Cities and Urban Land Use because it explains the idea and process of gentrification. It gives an example of how some buildings are unaffected by the gentrified area. 

Savannah Rains's curator insight, May 27, 2015 2:50 AM

this article is taking the time to plainly spell out what gentrification is and where it is happening. Gentrification means the taking of lowe class land and making it more valuable to try and boost the overall way of life in that area. Most people are blind to this system and should take the time to learn about it. 

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Fish play video game at Princeton

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University researchers develop a "video game" to observe fish targeting their prey.

 

The team at Princeton University developed a simulation based on the type of prey favoured by the species. The simple "game" featured red dots which moved and swarmed in different ways against a translucent screen. They found that the fish were less likely to try to attack the dots when . . .


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Genome Sequencing Offers Intelligent Treatment Of Cancer And Glimpses Into The Future Of Medicine

Genome Sequencing Offers Intelligent Treatment Of Cancer And Glimpses Into The Future Of Medicine | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

A novel method known as whole genome sequencing focuses on genes that drive a cancer, not the tissues or organ where it originates.

 

With a steep drop in the costs of sequencing and an explosion of research on genes, medical experts expect that genetic analyses of cancers will become routine. Just as pathologists do blood cultures to decide which antibiotics will stop a patient’s bacterial infection, so will genome sequencing determine which drugs might stop a cancer.

 

“Until you know what is driving a patient’s cancer, you really don’t have any chance of getting it right,” Dr. Ley said. “For the past 40 years, we have been sending generals into battle without a map of the battlefield. What we are doing now is building the map.”

 

Large drug companies and small biotechs are jumping in, starting to test drugs that attack a gene rather than a tumor type.

 

Leading cancer researchers are starting companies to find genes that might be causing an individual’s cancer to grow, to analyze genetic data and to find and test new drugs directed against these genetic targets. Leading venture capital firms are jumping into the field and getting involved.


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Scientists Propose Creating Clouds to Slow Warming

Scientists Propose Creating Clouds to Slow Warming | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Scientists from the University of Washington recently unveiled a new take on an old proposal to cool the Earth by artificially producing cloud cover over swaths of ocean to reflect away light, part of a process known as 'marine cloud brightening'.


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Creative Minds Are Using Nature To Inspire Human Innovation. Welcome to the Biomimicry Era.

Creative Minds Are Using Nature To Inspire Human Innovation. Welcome to the Biomimicry Era. | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

September 2012 - Smithonian Magazine

Creative minds are increasingly turning to nature—banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak— for fresh design solutions... http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=20120821&utm_content=biomimicry1


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The Science of Bad Neuroscience

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Oxford Neuroscientist Prof. Dorothy Bishop, or DeevyBee as she is known on Twitter, has performed an amazing open access lecture focusing largely on the misunderstanding of neuroscience. The talk is incredibly informative and digestible, even those with no understanding of neuroscience or psychology whatsoever will take a great deal away.


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