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A Skyscraping, Vertical Farm Tower Concept

A Skyscraping, Vertical Farm Tower Concept | smart cities | Scoop.it

Although China has the largest agricultural output in the world, supporting more than 20% of the world’s population, only 15% of its land can be cultivated, of which only 1.2% permanently supports crops. The total land area used for farming is also set to fall as more and more land is used for development, though Spanish architectural firm Javier Ponce Architects has come up with an innovative solution. 

Its design concept, titled ‘Dynamic Vertical Networks’, consists of 615-foot tall structures to be used as farms located in close proximity to urban areas like Hong Kong, in order to keep food distribution costs low. The structures will be made of lightweight, recycled metallic materials, in a shifting floorplate design inspired by “traditional shifting terrace concepts in Chinese rice farming”. Crops would be grown hydroponically, to create a soil-free environment. The plants will benefit from high levels of natural sunlight from the unobstructed, open design. 


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Google is building up a digital superstate, says German media boss

Google is building up a digital superstate, says German media boss | smart cities | Scoop.it
Mathias Döpfner, head of Europe's largest newspaper publisher, says internet search engine is abusing market dominance (Google is building up a digital superstate, says German media boss
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Sweet Portuguese cakes and desserts - Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

Sweet Portuguese cakes and desserts - Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal | smart cities | Scoop.it
Portuguese cakes may not look very exciting but they are surprisingly tasty. Here's a small selection of Portugal's traditional cakes and desserts.

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Mary H Goudie's curator insight, July 26, 2013 10:57 AM

Sweet delights are on every corner in Lisbon - my "hood" Campo de Ourique pasty shop Aloma is the twice winner of the best custard tart of the year. Just as well there are lots of hills in the city to walk off all these sweet treats.

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How to Prepare your Business for Wearable Technology

How to Prepare your Business for Wearable Technology | smart cities | Scoop.it
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Remember those simple days in IT, when a stray cell phone or laptop was the worst of your worries when it came to personally owned computers in the workplace?

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Solar, Hydrogen, And Aluminum: A Guide To The Latest In Advanced Vehicle Technology

Solar, Hydrogen, And Aluminum: A Guide To The Latest In Advanced Vehicle Technology | smart cities | Scoop.it
A solar-powered car, a truck on a diet, tricycle cars, and pollution that comes in the form of steam. Which is your favorite?

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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | smart cities | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.


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Sugata is all about the future of learning- not just talk but action

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#Apprenance  Le XXIe siècle va nous apporter une inévitable révolution des modes d'apprentissages, donc du système éducatif, et notre rapport au savoir change déjà : de la logique de stock (de connaissances et de compétences) à la logique de flux (de capabilités)....

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Classroom of the Future: The New Way to Teach Kids

March 31 (Bloomberg) --- It's called Blended Learning, combining teaching and technology in an effort to improve learning outcomes. It's one of the ways scho...
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How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World

How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World | smart cities | Scoop.it

Printable limbs and organs, printable guns, printable pizza?! This technology will change our lives.

 

A 3D printer is similar to a normal printer, however a normal printer produces ink on paper. 3D printers, on the other hand, layer atoms on top of each other to create, or print, actual 3D objects.

It sounds fascinating, right? But 3D printing is certainly an invention that did not occur overnight. What is known as 3D printing now was once known as rapid prototyping. Rapid prototyping has been in use for many years now, and it involves an engineer designing an object as a computerized aided design file, or CAD. This file would then be sent to machines, which would produce the 3D object.

The only problem with this early type of 3D printing is that the plastics and the metals that were used were just not of a high-enough quality to be used as anything other than a prototype. Although the machine could produce the parts designed, the end product didn't have structural integrity and was only used to design things that engineers wanted to see a life-size model of.


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162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist | smart cities | Scoop.it

A recent article in The Economist quotes Bill Gates as saying at least a dozen job types will be taken over by robots and automation in the next two decades, and these jobs cover both high-paying and low-skilled workers. Some of the positions he mentioned were commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents.

 

Indeed, as I’ve predicted before, by 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear. Again, this is not a doom and gloom prediction, rather a wakeup call for the world.


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Ray Fowler's curator insight, April 1, 3:14 AM

Reading through this for the second time I realised that so many of these were closer that we realise. The role of Supply Chain Optimiser I think is already upon us. But I want to be a Clone Rancher.

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Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 2:50 AM

First there came the computer and brought us more jobs and now comes more jobs and more. Technology brings us a lot more than only freedom he brings us more jobs as well. One small step for men but a big step for the future. 

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Zuckerberg paints a surprising future for Oculus VR: 'The most social platform ... - VentureBeat

Zuckerberg paints a surprising future for Oculus VR: 'The most social platform ... - VentureBeat | smart cities | Scoop.it
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European smart cities

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Le Smart Cities europee.


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Federico Guerrini's curator insight, March 26, 11:19 AM

Useful map of the best European smart cities

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Apple in Talks with Comcast to Provide Streaming TV Service on Future Apple TV - Mac Rumors

Apple in Talks with Comcast to Provide Streaming TV Service on Future Apple TV - Mac Rumors | smart cities | Scoop.it
Mac Rumors Apple in Talks with Comcast to Provide Streaming TV Service on Future Apple TV Mac Rumors Apple is in talks with Comcast about using the cable provider's network for a streaming TV service to be integrated in a future version of the...
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Bot & Dolly and the Rise of Creative Robots

Bot & Dolly and the Rise of Creative Robots | smart cities | Scoop.it
The design studio, acquired last year by Google and best known for its work on the film Gravity, specializes in robots for use in movies, architecture, and digital fabrication (The Future of Human-Machine Interaction Is Taking Shape...
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Volvo, Ferrari, And Mercedes First To Add iOS In The Car Next Week | TechCrunch

Volvo, Ferrari, And Mercedes First To Add iOS In The Car Next Week  | TechCrunch | smart cities | Scoop.it
iOS in the Car, announced by Eddy Cue last year at the iOS 7 launch, was supposed to appear in 2014 and, according to the Financial Times, it's finally coming..

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Microsoft brings $1.13 billion data center to Iowa - Quad City Times

Microsoft brings $1.13 billion data center to Iowa - Quad City Times | smart cities | Scoop.it
Microsoft brings $1.13 billion data center to Iowa Quad City Times DES MOINES — Central Iowa is emerging as an economic magnet for high-tech data centers, state and local leaders declared Friday after plans were unveiled for global computer giant...
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Navy's future: Electric guns, Lasers, Water as Fuel

Navy's future: Electric guns, Lasers, Water as Fuel | smart cities | Scoop.it
Navy gives sneak-peek of its high-tech future, including missiles that fly faster than the speed of sound and seawater converted into fuel.

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Sneak a peek through the mist to Technology of the Future

Sneak a peek through the mist to Technology of the Future | smart cities | Scoop.it
A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist that allow users to move images around and push through the fog-screens and onto the display, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.

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What the Future holds for Travel

What the Future holds for Travel | smart cities | Scoop.it
In 10 years' time, virtual reality technology could take us to our favourite destinations in an instant, and microchipped children would never go missing on holiday (RT @TravelGuru_ZA: Virtual reality holidays and digital travel buddies, what the ...

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What the Future holds for Travel  #futuretech #technology

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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | smart cities | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.


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Sugata is all about the future of learning- not just talk but action

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#Apprenance  Le XXIe siècle va nous apporter une inévitable révolution des modes d'apprentissages, donc du système éducatif, et notre rapport au savoir change déjà : de la logique de stock (de connaissances et de compétences) à la logique de flux (de capabilités)....

Katja Kranjec's curator insight, April 13, 1:00 AM

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Curso HTML 5 API Drag Drop I. Vídeo 39

Comenzamos en este vídeo a ver la API Drag & Drop. nueva en la especificación HTML5 nos permite crear páginas web donde el usuario podrá mover elementos. Vem...

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20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know | smart cities | Scoop.it

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new language to describe our civilization as it evolves. Here are 20 terms and concepts that you'll need to navigate our future.



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Google Glass set for makeover in Ray-Ban and Oakley deal | News | Marketing Week

Google Glass set for makeover in Ray-Ban and Oakley deal | News | Marketing Week | smart cities | Scoop.it
Italian eyewear company Luxottica developing ‘new breed’ of eyewear based on Google Glass technology. (Google Glass set for makeover in Ray-Ban and Oakley deal. Would you want to buy Oakley-branded Google Glasses?
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Your phone will read people’s emotions better than you ever could

Your phone will read people’s emotions better than you ever could | smart cities | Scoop.it
Computers stole your job; now they know your pain. Using a combination of facial recognition software and machine learning algorithms, researchers have trained computers to be dramatically better than humans at reading pained facial expressions.
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EMC Data Protection

EMC Data Protection | smart cities | Scoop.it
Data protection is key to the success of any software-defined data center. Join us to discuss on April 3rd: http://t.co/w7OdZ1KGAD
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Plane-X - US military reveals aircraft of the future

Plane-X - US military reveals aircraft of the future | smart cities | Scoop.it
After the success of Predator drones and American Air superiority there have been multiple plans for future aircrafts, their costs and their potency. VTOL X-Plane is the most recent concept aircraf...
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SeeSpace InAiR The World's 1st Augmented Television


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