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NASA animation of temperature data from 1880-2011

Tags: video, environment,  visualization, climatechange, environment modify. 


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Sample Guided Inquiry Chemistry Lessons

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Family traditions turn a source of strength - gulfnews.com

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gulfnews.comFamily traditions turn a source of strengthgulfnews.comThis Ramadan, Hiba, her father and her brother, who lives in London but visits often, decided to pay tribute to the mother and wife by holding on to their family traditions.
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A Surprisingly Long List of Everything Smartphones Replaced - Technology Review

A Surprisingly Long List of Everything Smartphones Replaced - Technology Review | social geography | Scoop.it
Hundreds of dollars and as many pounds of goods supplanted, thanks to a single device.

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U.S. Cities With Bigger Economies Than Entire Countries

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How do the individual economies of U.S. cities stack up against the world? Here’s a few quiz questions that can be answered with our chart of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas.

 

This article shows the economic strength of numerous greater metropolitan regions in the United States.  Even more important than the article is the "Interactive Graphics" which presents the tabular data of the top countries by GDP interlaced with U.S. metro area's GDPs.  Amazingly, 11 metropolitan areas (if they were independent countries) would rank in the top 50 countries of the world based on total GDP.


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Kelsey Saunders's comment, August 24, 2012 9:25 PM
This article really shows how economically high the united states is. It is crazy to think that New York is larger economically than a lot of countries such as Poland, Mexico, and Sweden. I wouldn't have ever thought that that would be possible. It makes me wonder how different it would be to live in a place that is very low economically.
Bradford Baumstark's comment, September 3, 2012 7:52 AM
I kinda expected cities like New York and Seattle to be on the list but out city is on the list to, above complete contires. That's what really astonished me because Virgigna Beach and Norfolk and Newport News aren't big cities. Some how we still have larger economies than entire countries like Angola Cuba and Oman. It makes me wonder how entire contires would be able to suport their citizens with an ecomomy smaller thn 3 cities.
Hannah Provost's comment, September 10, 2012 7:42 PM
This article is an eye opener, To think that New York is larger economically than countries like Sweden really puts it into perspective of how big the United States Is economically compared to other countries. I never thought that a single CITY in america would have a higher GDP than a free standing country. unbelievable.
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Why Technology Is Key to Overcoming the Language Barrier

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Language barriers prevent us for completely connecting. But what if the language barrier didn't exist?

 

DB: Presently we are living in a rapidly changing world where the spread of ideas and items are occurring at a rate unprecedented in history. In this globalized and increasingly interconnected world, the variation of languages spoken is drastically decreasing. As some of the most genuine characteristics of a culture are intertwined within its langue, a reduction in spoken languages and increased interaction is threating the duration of some traditional ways of living. Likewise since economics is one of the thriving factors behind globalization, the ability to communicate with your market has become paramount. However technological innovation is currently in the process of making up for the shortage of qualified linguists around the globe. Although possessing a universal portable translation device is currently beyond our capacity, it is likely that such a device similar to what was once believed possible only in science fiction may be readily available within our lifetime. Whether it becomes a public utility or a commensal asset as well as who has access to it remains to be decided. Yet this also brings up an important question of how culture will be affected if the language barrier is overcome through technology? Can geographic cultural diffusion continue to function if everyone can easily understand each other? What happens when worlds lose their cultural significance for the sake of convenience?


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A new technology based around the concept of translation that aims to overcome the language barrier. Although the author states that even if they sitting in the same room as a colleague and are both native English speakers, they may still only understand 98% of their intended meaning. So for that reason alone, translation technology will never be perfect, but they believe this is a step in the right direction.

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Architecture Photography by Aron Lorincz

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Aron Lorincz is a talented Hungarian architect and visual artist, born in 1979 Budapest, who was graduated as an architect in 2004 at Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design (MOME) in Budapest, Hungary.


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Mesoamerican Miracle Megapost: Tortillas and Nixtamalization

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Nixtamalized corn has an amazing aroma and flavor, which is why a tortilla doesn’t taste like plain cornmeal.

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Homecomer's, Tradition, and the Importance of Being True to Who You Are - Southeast Missourian (blog)

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Homecomer's, Tradition, and the Importance of Being True to Who You AreSoutheast Missourian (blog)Jackson's Homecomer's celebration took place last week! Homecomer's is an institution in Jackson.
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Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion.

Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look "around" corners or see inside the body without X-rays.

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Industrial Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Industrial Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | social geography | Scoop.it

Starting in the later part of the 18th century, there began a transition in parts of Great Britain's previously manual labour and draft-animal–based economy towards machine-based manufacturing.

In the later part of 20th century, there began a transition from paper to network devices so brain job is more productive.

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A New Kind Of Socio-inspired Technology | Conversation | Edge

A New Kind Of Socio-inspired Technology | Conversation | Edge | social geography | Scoop.it

There's a new kind of socio-inspired technology coming up, now. Society has many wonderful self-organization mechanisms that we can learn from, such as trust, reputation, culture. If we can learn how to implement that in our technological system, that is worth a lot of money; billions of dollars, actually. We think this is the next step after bio-inspired technology.

PROFESSOR DIRK HELBING is Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation, at ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and the Scientific Coordinator of the FuturICT Flagship Proposal.

Dirk Helbing's Edge Bio Page


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 23, 2012 6:19 AM
very cool