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Ya empezó la... | Facebook

Ya empezó la... | Facebook | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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TEDxBrussels - Andrew Hessel - Making worlds

"We've become world makers." Andrew Hessell http://t.co/FsTq7NgL @andrewhessel @tedvideos #evolve #singularity...
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Nano-transistor breakthrough to offer billion times faster computer

Nano-transistor breakthrough to offer billion times faster computer | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Nano-transistor breakthrough to offer billion times faster computer (Nano-transistor breakthrough to offer billion times faster computer http://t.co/8OM7kRPK via @smh
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Digital Differentiation

Digital Differentiation | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success.


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What Should Students Be Studying Now To Prepare For 10 Years From Now?

What Should Students Be Studying Now To Prepare For 10 Years From Now? | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

The Xconomy team posed this question to their network [read: an older audience], reaching out to the people they knew “it would resonate well with.” And while we’ll include some of the answers they received, we decided to reach out to our own network and ask the question ourselves, curious as to whether a younger audience — whether they be fresh out of college, going for their MBA, or newly into their thirties, still trying to figure things out — would have something different to say.


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Las redes sociales, ¿redes del amor o de la discordia?

Las redes sociales, ¿redes del amor o de la discordia? | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Evoluciona la transmisión del mensaje entre seres queridos.

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BBC Mundo - Noticias - ¿Qué pensarían Marx, Freud y McLuhan de los iPhones y los iPads?

BBC Mundo - Noticias - ¿Qué pensarían Marx, Freud y McLuhan de los iPhones y los iPads? | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Son tres de los filósofos más influyentes de Occidente. Su pensamiento transformó la forma como nos vemos a nosotros mismos, a la sociedad y a los medios de comunicación. Para muchos, sus ideas siguen más vigentes que nunca.
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Computer programs that ace IQ tests | KurzweilAI

Computer programs that ace IQ tests | KurzweilAI | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have created a computer program that...
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Authors@Google: Douglas Engelbart

Video: "Douglas Engelbart is the inventor of the computer mouse and led research teams at Stanford Research Institute that developed hypertext, networking computing and early graphical user interfaces. He has been honored with the MIT-Lemelson Prize, the Turing Award, the 2000 National Medal of Technology, and the Ben Franklin Award. For 57 years, Doug has worked on increasing human capability using Social Networks. The question topmost on his mind: What tools are needed to harness the collective intelligence of many people to apply to common problems and reach collective goals? This event took place August 22, 2007 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA".


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Robots will steal your job, but that's okay: How to Survive the Coming Economic Collapse

Robots will steal your job, but that's okay: How to Survive the Coming Economic Collapse | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
You are about to become obsolete. You think that you are special, unique, and that whatever it is that you are doing is impossible to replace. You are wrong.
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Merging Man and Machine: Singularity vs. Humanity | Chair et Métal - L'Humanité augmentée

Merging Man and Machine: Singularity vs. Humanity | Chair et Métal - L'Humanité augmentée | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
In a testament to just how fast the coming cyberization of mankind has progressed, a new report published by the Daily Mail entitled, “Hitler would have loved The Singularity: Mind-blowing benefits of merging human brains and computers,” reaffirms...
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Pirate Bay to allow real-object downloads - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

Pirate Bay to allow real-object downloads - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
The Pirate Bay, one of the world's most infamous online piracy and file-sharing sites, is now hosting a type of mock-up file that allows your 3D printer to create physical objects.
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Want to Prepare Your Kids for the Singularity? Read Jonathan Mugan’s The Curiosity Cycle

Want to Prepare Your Kids for the Singularity? Read Jonathan Mugan’s The Curiosity Cycle | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
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Singularity Weblog

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A journal on trends, news, issues and people related to the technological singularity, aiming to spark a conversation about the impact of genetics, robotics, nanotechnology, exponential growth and artificial intelligence.
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ExplainingTheFuture.com : The Singularity

ExplainingTheFuture.com : The Singularity | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
RT @ChrisBarnatt: New article explaining the concept of "The Singularity": http://t.co/HOyJ8npW #singularity...
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Eric Boyd on Singularity 1 on 1: DIY Transhumanism – Just Do It

Eric Boyd on Singularity 1 on 1: DIY Transhumanism – Just Do It | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Want to find out what Eric Boyd – co-founder of StumbleUpon and president of HackLab.TO, has to say about transhumanism, hacking and the singularity? Check out his interview for SingularityWeblog.com.
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Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution

Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

Flipped Classroom is an inverted method of instruction where teaching and learning take place online outside of the class while homework is done in the classroom. Advocators of this approach believe that this is the ideal method of instruction in our digital age. They basically build their judgement on the following facts


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Nanosecond Trading Could Make Markets Go Haywire

Nanosecond Trading Could Make Markets Go Haywire | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
The afternoon of May 6, 2010 was among the strangest in economic history. Starting at 2:42 p.m. EDT, the Dow Jones stock index fell 600 poin...
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Baroness Susan Greenfield at the BBC for the...

Baroness Susan Greenfield at the BBC for the launch of The Virtual Revolution asking, ‘is the web changing our brains?
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Wake Forest University | Organ manufacturing | KurzweilAI

NTD | The field of regenerative medicine is moving from the realm of science fiction to science fact.
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Authors@Google: Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak talks about his career at Apple as well as his life and new book "iWoz" at Google.
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Green Super Rice: Is It the Solution to Feeding More than 7 Billion People?

Green Super Rice: Is It the Solution to Feeding More than 7 Billion People? | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
According to John Vidal, from The Observer, scientist Zhikang Li may become one of the most important people of the century, and yet his name remains mainly unknown.

 

February 13th, 2012 | Posted by Jaime Menchén in Environmental Science

 

According to John Vidal from The Observer, scientist Zhikang Li may become one of the most important people of the century, and yet his name remains mainly unknown. He is responsible for the development of the so-called “green super rice”; different kinds of strongly resistant rice that haven’t been genetically modified.

This “green super rice” is the result of crossbreeding more than 250 rice varieties. The researchers, lead by Zhikang Li, affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing and to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines, studied multiple traditional breeding techniques in different countries, in order to achieve stronger grains.

The project started in 1998 and reached some popularity last year, when Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced his interest on the idea. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation decided then to support the project and provide funds for its implementation in some chosen countries in Africa and Asia.

When compared to the “Green Revolution” which occurred after World War II, this project presents some advantages. First of all, it favours the reduction of fertilizers and pesticides use, without the need for genetic modification. In doing so, its implementation in poor countries becomes easier, as you don’t need to bring very specific products and techniques. Also, as scientist Jauhar Ali from IRRI points out, it doesn’t impose demanding conditions on farmers, like the need to buy new seeds regularly, as most major agrichemical companies do.

Journalist John Vidal mentions Zhikang Li in an article about the way food might evolve to cope with the increasing of world population; it is estimated that in 2050 there will be around 2.5 billion people more. If he is right about Li, we should certainly keep an eye on the development and implementation of his research.

Below you can see one of Li’s latest research projects.

 

Source: MercoPress, The Guardian/The Observer, Green Super Rice

 

Photo: Jialiang Gao/www.peace-on-earth.org

 

Cheng L, Wang Y, Meng L, Hu X, Cui Y, Sun Y, Zhu L, Ali J, Xu J, & Li Z (2012). Identification of salt-tolerant QTLs with strong genetic background effect using two sets of reciprocal introgression lines in rice. Genome / National Research Council Canada = Genome / Conseil national de recherches Canada, 55 (1), 45-55 PMID: 22181322

 

 

 

Fuente: http://www.united-academics.org/blog/6984/green-super-rice-is-it-the-solution-to-feeding-more-than-7-billion-people/


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IT CEOs to go back to university - The Times of India

IT CEOs to go back to university - The Times of India | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Kris Gopalakrishnan, Vineet Nayar and S Ramadorai are going back to university...
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Man Cured of HIV Using Stem Cells. Fluke or Hope? | Singularity Hub

Man Cured of HIV Using Stem Cells. Fluke or Hope?
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The machines are talking a lot | KurzweilAI

The machines are talking a lot | KurzweilAI | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Cisco has released its annual analysis of how much Internet usage is growing on mobile devices, and the report produced some staggering numbers, says (#singularity The machines are talking a lot http://t.co/awlLkmrr...)...
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