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Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience

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A 10-year-old Colorado boy who likes to play Mario Kart and drive go-Karts grabbed the wheel of his great-grandmother's speeding car when she passed out and guided it safely off the highway.

Via Josué Cardona
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I think that this artcle is very inspiring. Now he can say that video games are good for him! This article is very weird just knowing that he saved his great grandma's car by using his mario cart skill!

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Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:51 AM

Wow how can a 10 year old boy do this. All the games he had played growing up Mario Kart it really helped save his brother and his grandma great  that's what they called her. The 10-year old colorado boy drove the car into the muddy ditch where soon the car came to a stop. He told his younger brother to keep playing his game and told him your doing great keep it up. Even though there was a car far ahead of them on a highway he new what do to and he did it right. Grandma great had passed out and the boy tried to get her up but he new he had to take the wheel.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 12, 2013 10:01 AM

This article surprised me a lot! I always have thought that some video games were a waste of time but to me Mario Kart came very handy in this situation. The ten year old boy knew exactly what to do and from what I know is that Mario Kart doesn't include a lot of things in a real-life car! For example, the gas pedal, brake pedal, the consequencnes of hitting someone, and moving in and out of a lane, which lane you should be in, which lane you shouldn't not be in. And he didn't have the control of the brake so how could he have possibly got off the highway when there was probably a high chance of a stoplight after you got off the highway? I think that he might have have jumped into his grandma's lap but still how could he have reaches the pedals. It might have been that he pulled over into the grass off the road. Now that I know about this current event, I'm going to play more Mario Kart just in case!! 

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:56 AM

we are usually inclinde to beleve that the lessons learnt from games are thosed of violence, but this proves that i depends on the game and the player  and not all games are "bad"- Justine Pearce

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Google acquires Boston Dynamics, makers of robots as cool as they are terrifying

Google acquires Boston Dynamics, makers of robots as cool as they are terrifying | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it

Writes Markoff in the NYT: "Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The company, based in Waltham, Mass., has gained an international reputation for machines that walk with an uncanny sense of balance and even — cheetahlike — run faster than the fastest humans."

 


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This is so cool! I also read an article of Drudge and it aid that the miliary could use these! The stuff now coming into the future just fascinates me!

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Shooting at Arapahoe High School, 1 reported in serious condition, suspected gunman dead

Shooting at Arapahoe High School, 1 reported in serious condition, suspected gunman dead | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
CENTENNIAL —A student who carried a shotgun into Arapahoe High School and asked where to find a specific teacher opened fire on Friday, wounding two fellow students before apparently (School shooting in Colorado.

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This article was VERY sad and made me feel very sorry for those who wittnessesed everything. I hope that the girl is okay and that all Arapahoe studemts will heal fast and forget everything they had to go through. Knowing some family friends made me feel so scared that it could be them in the hospital now. My hopes and prayers go to them.

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Indiana Jones Adventure (Chamber of Earthly Riches) Disneyland

Full Ride and Queue Walk-Through of the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, USA. "Enter the legendary Temple of the Forbidden Eye o...

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This isnt much of an article but I really wanted to post this just because I rode on it when I was in Disneyland las week and it was one o my favorites. The ride had a lot of features that are really cool and colorful. It reminded me exacty of Indiana Jonaes and seemed like a little but of fictional history to me. It was a blast! :)

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Last UK Guantanamo inmate speaks out

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The last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay has been broadcast speaking from his prison cell for the first time.


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After seeing Mitchell and his article about Guantanamo Bay, I did decide to read another article about it. Although it is very political, I do think that it isnt right to have guards lie and tell them no one came fore them and how people there are being treated. Even if they were terrorists, I still think its human rights and they cant just go up to a abandoned island and put people in jail there and have no one leave without being talked to.

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The magnificent animal sculptures made entirely from PIPE CLEANERS

The magnificent animal sculptures made entirely from PIPE CLEANERS | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
Lauren Ryan, from California, has been weaving animals out of pipe cleaners since she was 12-years-old and refuses to use glue as she considers it cheating. (Pipe cleaner animals.
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I think this is so cool! As the years go by, I just think everyone is getting created with everything now using more and more stuff for their projects or ideas! This girl is very talented! I wasnt so good with pipe cleaners and it seems so easy to her!

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EJ JANSEN's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:11 PM

This is incredible. I think people are thinking of new ways to make art. I think creativity is a big part of who you are and art is big in the creativity session. I think art is slowly becoming bigger and bigger in  pop culture. 

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Typhoon Haiyan: Survivors search for food, water as health crisis emerges in Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan: Survivors search for food, water as health crisis emerges in Philippines | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
TACLOBAN, Philippines - A health crisis emerged on Monday in a city that was devastated by one of most violent storms to ever hit land as survivors of Typhoon Haiyan begged for help and picked through the wreckage for food.

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This arctle made me very sad yet hopeful. I think its great that people are helping those who really need it. Im so sorry for those who lost lives and people that they knew. I wonder what other countries are willing to help and give the people water and food. Also, Im also wondering how long it will take for them to recover because of Japan and Pakistan. Hopefullty they recover soon and well and become stronger and healthier than before. 

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Two billion planets in our galaxy may be suitable for life, so why are #UFO strange?

Two billion planets in our galaxy may be suitable for life, so why are #UFO strange? | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
Data from Kepler space observatory suggests planets capable of supporting life are far more common than previously thought (RT @guardianscience: Two billion planets in our galaxy may be suitable for life http://t.co/HSoUxT8IGe)...

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Jared Broker's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:24 PM

I see Earth as a developing city within the "galaxy world", or whirled for that matter!

T. Blank's curator insight, November 16, 2013 11:29 AM

Because most intelligent life in the Cosmos is beyond human comprehension.

T. Blank's curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:14 AM
Astronomers discover planet that shouldn't be there
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Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience

Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
A 10-year-old Colorado boy who likes to play Mario Kart and drive go-Karts grabbed the wheel of his great-grandmother's speeding car when she passed out and guided it safely off the highway.

Via Josué Cardona
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I think that this artcle is very inspiring. Now he can say that video games are good for him! This article is very weird just knowing that he saved his great grandma's car by using his mario cart skill!

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Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:51 AM

Wow how can a 10 year old boy do this. All the games he had played growing up Mario Kart it really helped save his brother and his grandma great  that's what they called her. The 10-year old colorado boy drove the car into the muddy ditch where soon the car came to a stop. He told his younger brother to keep playing his game and told him your doing great keep it up. Even though there was a car far ahead of them on a highway he new what do to and he did it right. Grandma great had passed out and the boy tried to get her up but he new he had to take the wheel.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 12, 2013 10:01 AM

This article surprised me a lot! I always have thought that some video games were a waste of time but to me Mario Kart came very handy in this situation. The ten year old boy knew exactly what to do and from what I know is that Mario Kart doesn't include a lot of things in a real-life car! For example, the gas pedal, brake pedal, the consequencnes of hitting someone, and moving in and out of a lane, which lane you should be in, which lane you shouldn't not be in. And he didn't have the control of the brake so how could he have possibly got off the highway when there was probably a high chance of a stoplight after you got off the highway? I think that he might have have jumped into his grandma's lap but still how could he have reaches the pedals. It might have been that he pulled over into the grass off the road. Now that I know about this current event, I'm going to play more Mario Kart just in case!! 

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:56 AM

we are usually inclinde to beleve that the lessons learnt from games are thosed of violence, but this proves that i depends on the game and the player  and not all games are "bad"- Justine Pearce

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America The Distracted: Touchdown For NBC With Highest-Rated Regular Season NFL Game In 14 Years

America The Distracted: Touchdown For NBC With Highest-Rated Regular Season NFL Game In 14 Years | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it

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NBC really punched the ball into the end zone last night. The network’s Sunday Night Football broadcast of the Denver Broncos-Pittsburgh Steelers game in the first weekend of the NFL‘s regular season garnered the best overnight rating — 18.0 — for any regular-season NFL game on any network in 14 years. (The record-holder is the December 15, 1997 game between Denver and the San Francisco 49ers, which earned a 19.3 rating.) Last night’s Broncos’ victory and 18.0/29 rating in metered-market households also scored NBC its best primetime regular season rating ever. The game, which featured Peyton Manning’s debut with the Broncos, beat the 17.7 rating of the September 9, 2010 telecast of the Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints. Last night’s game was also up from the first game last year on NBC between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets, which landed a 16.9/27. Fast-affilate ratings are not time-zone adjusted, so expect Sunday’s numbers to change later in the day. As it is, with an audience of 20.1 million, NBC won the night in viewers and the adults 18-49 demo...

 

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16 Critical Mistakes Business Owners Make

16 Critical Mistakes Business Owners Make | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it

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Business-Netz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 8:46 PM

Sehr gute Zusammenfassung!

rrenny's curator insight, September 23, 2013 3:56 AM

a good read!

Greg Lustig's curator insight, September 23, 2013 12:02 PM

Making mistakes is an inevitable event that occurs in all businesses and at all levels of an organization.Although one can and should learn from their mistakes,it is impossible to avoid them or to operate in a mistake free business environment. The key to dealing with mistakes is to deal with them head on an effort to minimize their impact.

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Your Guide To iOS7

Your Guide To iOS7 | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it

The new version of iOS marks a notable improvement over the last in terms of aesthetics and features, and this guide should get you up to speed with the changes and additions to what Apple calls the world’s most powerful mobile OS.


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Guilherme Pompeo's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:57 PM

quite detailed and explanatory!

robyns tut's curator insight, September 21, 2013 7:03 AM

With the newly released ios7, this is a helpful guide to all Iphone owners, especially those who are not very techincally-savy. It even gives you step by step instructions on how to install it. 

 

- Sara Steiniger

G Coleman's curator insight, September 21, 2013 11:08 PM

Look forward to the new bells and whistles.

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URGENT PRESS RELEASE from Tracy Chamoun about #Syria #Lebanon #LiberalDemocratsLebanon #Liban #Syrie #Siria #Libano

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This topic has lots of interesting facts in it. It is a very trending topic all around the United States.

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Juan Carlos Hernandez's curator insight, September 6, 2013 12:44 PM

URGENT PRESS RELEASE from Tracy Chamoun about #Syria #Lebanon #LiberalDemocratsLebanon #Liban #Syrie #Siria #Libano

 

FROM:           Tracy Chamoun

                      President

                                  The Liberal Democrats Lebanon www.ldplb.org

                      September 6, 2013.

 

Concerning the impact on Lebanon of the possibility of a USA attack on Syria.

 

TRACY CHAMOUN is in South Florida for a few days. For more information or an interview please contact Robert Weneck @ 954-683-1518 concepsconsult@aol.com.

 

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What will be the impact in Lebanon and the region if the USA decides to attack Syria?

 

First of all, violence is never a solution. Because of the alleged use of chemical weapons the USA is going to create a domino effect of retaliatory violence in the Middle East that is unprecedented. It is impossible to contain these situations and any claims to the contrary are pure folly.

 

If the USA bombs Syria, they will run the danger of destroying Syria just as they did Iraq, leaving it open for perpetual terrorist attacks where thousands of innocent people may be killed as a result of their actions. Al Qaeda and Jabhat-Al-Nusra, who are the prime terrorist organizations posing as rebels in Syria, will be delighted by the support that they will get from the USA if it attacks Syria. They will also be emboldened to continue their attacks in Lebanon.

 

In addition, the number of Syrian refugees in the neighboring countries of Lebanon and Jordan will swell to such a level that it will gravely endanger the stability of those countries.

 

The international consequences of such unilateral action by the USA, despite the popular demand that America should not get involved, and the lack of international support either from its allies, including NATO and even the Pope, will bring about dangerous consequences against Israel and Americans all over the world. This administration is putting both their citizens and Israel at great risk if they go ahead and bomb Syria.

 

Let us talk about the sudden escalation of violence in the past month and the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime?

 

This chemical weapons incident came right after the failed meeting between President Putin of Russia and the head of Saudi intelligence Prince Bandar. At the time Bandar threatened a violent outcome if Russia failed to cooperate to bring down the regime in Syria. Since then the chemical weapons incident has been used as a trigger to force military intervention.  We were all completely misled once by the US administration’s misrepresentations about weapons of mass destruction to justify war, and it would seem that they are trying to play us again.

 

What are the reasons behind this war in Syria? People call it a civil uprising - is it that? Or is this an organized attempt to topple a regime by foreign vested interests?

 

The initial uprising may have been popular in Syria but its progression was not. Since the outset, embedded and internationally trained elements from different radical Islamic factions were positioned to escalate and degrade the situation leading to a civil war.

 

There are many reasons why Syria was targeted, and different interests have converged to finance and perpetuate this deadly war. The USA and Israel’s objectives were to target Iran and Hezbollah. The weakest link was Syria, and so Syria became expendable.

 

The Gulf state of Qatar had its own agenda and took it upon itself to finance the eradication of the Syrian regime. In 2009 Bashar El-Assad refused to sign a hugely lucrative exclusive contract with Qatar that would supply a gas pipeline to Europe. Assad refused because it would have undercut their chief ally Russia who controlled that supply. Since then, Qatar has been on a mission to replace the Assad regime by financing the rebels and supplying them with weapons.

 

The Saudis have also channeled Jihadist and Salafist elements to fight the regime. In the meantime, Syria is being destroyed and its population devastated.

 

What is going on now in Syria?

 

Today the Syrian people, including all the Alawites and most of the Sunnis, are realizing that they are the victims of an organized international plot against them. A recent survey by NATO showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is winning the war against the foreign–backed opposition. It stresses that 70 percent of the Syrians support their leader and would vote for him again in the up-coming elections. Anything that you hear otherwise is pure media fabrication.

 

There can be only one solution for Syria, which would be a diplomatic one. Any attempt at more violence at this stage to tip the balance in favor of the rebels, as they call them, will play entirely into the hands of Al-Qaeda.

 

What about Lebanon in all this?

 

Today Lebanon is sheltering over 1.5 million refugees from Syria. This is putting a huge security strain on the nation. It must be said that, for the West, these refugees are all portrayed as escaping from the regime. This is not true. At least half of the refugees are escaping from the “rebel” forces that are massacring their villages and occupying their homes. Among those refugees, there are at least 150,000 militant Islamic Jihadist rebels who are now operating freely in Lebanon and being financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. These Syrian terrorist rebels have already claimed responsibility for several terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians in the past few months.

 

Lebanon is at the mercy of the outcome in Syria. In the past the relationship of the Syrian regime to Lebanon was one of fear and repression. But the Christians of Lebanon, who are a minority in the Middle East, like the Allawites, understand that Bashar El-Assad is very different from his father and that ultimately he is the only guarantor of their safety at this point against the Islamic Jihadist tsunami that his heading their way. These terrorist rebels are slaughtering whole Christian towns in Syria. Nobody talks about this. Women and children are being massacred in the most disgusting and barbaric ways. It is fair to say that the West has demonized Bashar El-Assad for defending his country against terrorists. What would America or Israel have done in his place?

 

On the one hand, the USA seems to support the un-democratic overthrow of the Egyptian president by their military to fight the rise of militant Islam in Egypt, and on the other hand it condemns Bashar El-Assad’s use of the military to fight Islamic terrorists who want to overthrow the government in his country. This is a double standard, and I hope that the West will understand that this war in Syria is not about one man, but it is about the dominance of extremist political interests and economic gains in the region. It is imperative to end the violence because war is never a solution. Only the people suffer and lives are destroyed for nothing.

 

TRACY CHAMOUN is in South Florida for a few days. For more information or an interview please contact Robert Weneck @ 954-683-1518 concepsconsult@aol.com

Poppen Report's curator insight, September 6, 2013 8:52 PM

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How To Sell Yourself To Investors

How To Sell Yourself To Investors | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it

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This article really grabbed my attention. I think most of this stuff could really grab investors and could be a very useful tool for when you get over.

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Jake Fischer's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:36 PM

Every budding entrepreneur out there needs to read this. 

Sophia Anne Walker's curator insight, December 12, 2013 3:32 AM

Just in case you need to. LOL

Richard Platt's curator insight, December 12, 2013 3:32 PM

Good Advice for the entreprenuer who needs to make sure they're ready to grow

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Arctic Temperatures Coldest Since 1958

Temperatures being observed at the Arctic are the coldest observed at this time period since at least 1958, leading to additional speculation that this winter could be different than those observed in the past while.
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/arctic-temperatures-coldest-since-1958/#GVxVTT3szDuRqq08.99


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This article really sparked my attention. It is realy cold everywhere in the United States and it seems to also be getting colder everywhere too! I wonder why that is happening for a reason. I know that is Winter but I think that soemthing is happening other than that.

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Nelson Mandela Biography

Nelson Mandela Biography | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president, following a 20-year anti-apartheid campaign. Watch our video of Mandela's life and career at Biography.com.

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This article made me very sad knowing more and more about Nelson Mandela. Recently, I heard that he passed away which is very, very sad knowing all the amazing things he had done. Nelson's voice got many people and hoping that he wil always be rememberd. 

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Jack O'Dowd's curator insight, December 8, 2013 4:36 PM

This is very sad that one of our world leaders has passed away. But like him, you always have to look at the positives. After he was in jail, it is remarkable that he became a peacful preisedent. He changed the world and tried to promote peace even when it is hard. Also, he was the first black preisedent in the world! He was a truly great role moddel!

Michaud Elodie's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:39 AM

Biographie de Nelson Mandela

 

Colt Alan Lee Manseth's curator insight, December 15, 2013 7:17 PM

I'm glad that at least we have some information about this inspiring man and how he was such a great influence on so many people because he did what he thought was right. This also is godd news to my ears because it's let's us know the great deeds of people that are dead to let the people of today know how he showed it and how he can change our actions even when he is not with us.

 

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Tom Brady confronts officials after controversial final play - Front Page Buzz

Tom Brady confronts officials after controversial final play - Front Page Buzz | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
Tom Brady confronts officials after controversial final play read more on For The Win

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I was watching this game and I do think that in the last two seconds when Tom Brady threw the ball, it was a pass interference but that doesnt mean he cant have good sportmen ship. Ive seen this a lot and it is weird  to think that they are actually talking to the "perosn in charge" like that. I also think that they just need to respect the call even if it was right or wrong.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Dangerous virus killing dogs

SPECIAL REPORT: Dangerous virus killing dogs | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
A new virus is hitting dogs throughout the country, and if not treated, it can kill an infected animal in just days. There's no vaccine, it's highly infectious, and scientists still can't say with certainty how it's transmitted.

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Thats really scary! I have two dogs and I couldnt bare to lose them! I hope scientist find a vaccine soon so that people wont have to go through losing a best friend. I think that its very cool how all of the vaccines work and how they can see a virus and see its "traits" of how it can do stuff like killing and making someone sick. I hope all dogs and families recover over that though.

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What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do?

What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do? | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do? That’s an interesting question.

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I think this artcle is very important. As the years go on, the technology is getting even better and better and I think that it would be better for kids to see it in a fun way. My siblings didnt get to have that stuf and I think it would be cool to have a fun way to learn something new. Also, I think that although it could attract more games and other stuff besides education, it could bring our whole world to the next step into having a more hight-tech community.

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Sochi 2014 Olympics | Next Winter Olympic Games in Russia

Sochi 2014 Olympics | Next Winter Olympic Games in Russia | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia on Feb 7-23. Official Olympic website with videos, photos athletes, sports, events & news.

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This isnt recent but I still think this isvery interesting! I really enjoy the olypics and can't wait to see what happend sthere in Russia!

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Collin Sailor's curator insight, November 15, 2013 3:19 PM

I am looking forward to the 2014 winter olympics. Watching them with family and friends is always very fun in my opinion. I hope that sometime in the future, it would be awesome to have the winter olympics in colorado

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Meet the Deadliest Venomous Animals in the World - io9

Meet the Deadliest Venomous Animals in the World - io9 | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
Meet the Deadliest Venomous Animals in the World
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Venom can turn a seemingly weak and tiny creature into a feared killer. But what, exactly, does it mean for an animal to be "venomous"? And which venomous species are the most deadly to humans?

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EJ JANSEN's curator insight, September 25, 2013 6:58 PM

I think that we need to be more awear of things like this. I didn't know some of this stuff was poisinous. It is scary to think about.

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Syria crisis: Russia urges Assad to give up chemical weapons - BBC News

Syria crisis: Russia urges Assad to give up chemical weapons - BBC News | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it
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Syria crisis: Russia urges Assad to give up chemical weapons
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Russia has asked Syria to put its chemical weapons stockpiles under international control and then have them destroyed, in an attempt to avoid US military strikes.

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Little girl finds security flaw in iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner

Little girl finds security flaw in iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it

While some rejoiced at the advancement in phone security, one Reddit user's clever daughter knew there was a simple flaw in this new tech.


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Elizabeth Oneil's comment, September 20, 2013 10:53 AM
VVX love it lol
Fleury Bilo'o's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:08 PM

Apple, toujours revolutionnaire...

robyns tut's comment, September 25, 2013 2:11 PM
this technology whilst advanced and perhaps useful at times does have its flaws and need much work before going out on the market officially - shannon wilson
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Apple announces 'Touch ID' fingerprint scanner for iPhone 5S

Apple announces 'Touch ID' fingerprint scanner for iPhone 5S | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it

As widely rumored prior to its announcement, the iPhone 5s will sport biometric fingerprint security with a new feature Apple is calling "Touch ID," a seamless mode of authentication built directly into the phone's home button.


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wow! That's amazing! Apple has reached limits like nevebefore! 

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robyns tut's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:33 AM

This could be important in gtown as students go after the latest phones. Great because you dont have to remember a password,but it will be good to look into what happens when you lend your phone to your friend. Theft on this phone may be low because of this feature, less people willing to buy it on a black market.

 

-Tanah Rigney

ZEN NGUYEN's comment, September 13, 2013 1:05 AM
Touch ID is safe for security? Maybe hacked?
François-Xavier Schaeffer's comment, September 13, 2013 1:29 AM
This is a very strategical feature for Apple. But it need's to be flawless. If it's ever hacked Apple will lose a lot of credibility.
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Should Fukushima's radioactive water be dumped at sea or buried at salt mines?

Should Fukushima's radioactive water be dumped at sea or buried at salt mines? | Patrick's scoops | Scoop.it

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has upgraded the severity of the situation at Fukushima, reopening questions about how to deal with the radioactivity?

 

The contaminated water problem at Fukushima comes from the mountains. Every day, 400 tonnes of groundwater flows down from peaks overlooking the complex, invades the stricken reactor halls and is contaminated. At present, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which runs the plant, redirects the water over the reactor cores to keep them cool. After filtering to remove radioactive caesium, the water is stored in tanks. Huge volumes are being placed in 1060 tanks, each holding up to 1000 tonnes.

 

Tepco has drilled wells in the mountains to pump out and divert groundwater before it reaches Fukushima. It is even considering creating an "ice wall" around the complex by freezing water in soil.

 

More prosaically, in March, the company installed new filtering equipment. The advanced liquid processing system (ALPS) filters out caesium and 60 other isotopes. The IAEA says such filtering offers the best hope for cleaning water to a standard fit for dumping at sea. The tanks would then be used for more concentrated waste.

 

But Tepco halted tests on ALPS this month after corrosion holes developed in an associated tank. It says tests won't resume until December.

 

"Anything they can do to remove the more dangerous compounds and dilute the others is almost the only solution," says Ken Buesseler of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Ken says the Kanda estimate is probably the best he is aware of, and closely matches figures released on 21 August by Tepco, of 0.1 to 0.6 TBq per month for caesium-137 and 0.1 to 0.3 for strontium.

 

He points out that the north Pacific contains an estimated 100,000 TBq of caesium-137 from H-bomb testing in the 1960s, so the fallout from Fukushima is adding only a fraction of that. Total discharges from the Sellafield nuclear plant in the UK released 39,000 TBq over 40 years, he says.

 

Buesseler says that during his own sampling survey in waters 30 to 600 kilometres from Fukushima in June 2011, three months after the meltdown, the highest levels he found were 3 Bq of caesium-137 per litre of seawater. By comparison, the natural weathering of rocks results in about 10 Bq of radioactive potassium-40 making it into each litre of seawater.

 

On an international level, even if all the waste from Fukushima was dumped neat into the Pacific, dilution would eliminate any radiation risks to distant countries like the US, says Simon Boxall of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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