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Can Compounds in Young Blood Fix Aging? - Technology Review

Can Compounds in Young Blood Fix Aging? - Technology Review | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Animal studies on the revitalizing power of young blood suggest new drug targets for treating conditions like dementia and heart disease.
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A Man Spent 40 Years of His Life Building This In A Forest, and It’s SERIOUSLY So Awesome

A Man Spent 40 Years of His Life Building This In A Forest, and It’s SERIOUSLY So Awesome | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In 1969, a man named Bruno in Battaglia, Italy, started selling food and wine beneath a tree. The next day, he sold some more. That small, first experiment is what started his family restaurant, Ai Pioppi.
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Federal Healthcare Web Sites Are More Big Brother Than The Kremlin - Forbes

Federal Healthcare Web Sites Are More Big Brother Than The Kremlin - Forbes | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Federal Healthcare Web Sites Are More Big Brother Than The Kremlin Forbes Tracking Internet users has become commonplace on commercial sites, but should the government allow private companies to plant cookies on your computer and gain insights into...
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10 Apps That Could Supercharge Your Career

10 Apps That Could Supercharge Your Career | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
From revamping your resume to firing interview prep questions at you, these digital helpers may give you a leg up on the job hunt. More
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Here are some great apps to use to professionally connect.

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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.
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Chiropractors' spine-chilling warnings about computers, phones and pancakes

Chiropractors' spine-chilling warnings about computers, phones and pancakes | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
If chiropractors want to be taken seriously, they should focus on rigorous research rather than PR stunts Continue reading...
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Who hasn't considered how all this computer life is affecting our health?

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Pivotal Supreme Court case could expand unwarranted cellphone searches - InsideCounsel

Pivotal Supreme Court case could expand unwarranted cellphone searches - InsideCounsel | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
InsideCounsel Pivotal Supreme Court case could expand unwarranted cellphone searches InsideCounsel Andy Pincus, a partner at law firm Mayer Brown LLP and a member of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) says that classifying information...
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Internet Explorer bug offers yet another reason to upgrade from Windows XP

Internet Explorer bug offers yet another reason to upgrade from Windows XP | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Microsoft alerted Web users over the weekend of yet another security flaw, this time in its browser, Internet Explorer.
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Here is more news on the BUG!

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Adobe issues fix for Flash flaw allowing attackers to remotely control Windows, OS X, and Linux computers

Adobe issues fix for Flash flaw allowing attackers to remotely control Windows, OS X, and Linux computers | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Adobe today released a security bulletin addressing a critical vulnerability (CVE-2014-0515) in its Flash product that could allow an attacker to remotely take control of an affected system.
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Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

As dusk falls in the Elqui Valley, a packed minivan rumbles up a winding trail into the hills, high above the gleaming orange lights of Vicuna - a small town at the heart of Chile's recent boom in astrotourism.

After 40 minutes on the dusty road, lined with scrawny bushes, cacti and rocks, the van arrives at Pangue Observatory. Opened in 2008, it is one of about a dozen tourist observatories scattered around Chile's northern regions, which have some of the clearest skies in the world.

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A series of even more ambitious projects is coming to Chile in the next few years. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a camera boasting 3,200 megapixels, will catalogue the entire visible sky and publish images online - allowing anyone with a computer to zoom through space and potentially make discoveries.


The Giant Magellan Telescope and the European Extremely Large Telescope will bring more groundbreaking technology and global prestige.


And Chile already has the $1-billion ALMA radio telescope, an array of 66 antennae in the Atacama Desert that probes the cosmic origins of life.

By 2020, the government estimates it will host 70% of the world's astronomical infrastructure.

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Apple Patents Technology to Disable Certain Phone Functions ...

Apple Patents Technology to Disable Certain Phone Functions ... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Apple today was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via AppleInsider) that describes technology to partially disable a phone when the user is driving. The patent details several different lockout ...
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RCampus on edshelf

RCampus on edshelf | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Information and reviews about RCampus
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This is Rcampus and if you need to develop rubrics or more it is a great tool to use.


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RCampus is a comprehensive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment. Our suite of award-winning, innovative productivity tools connects students and educators with important information crucial to student success while allowing school administrators real-time access to data for better tracking of institutional effectiveness.

Educators, students and school administrators can manage courses, build ePortfolios, create websites, join eCommunities, assess school work with rubrics and much more, from a single location. Everyone will find RCampus a familiar environment with tools that are easy and effortless to use.

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This is Rcampus and if you need to develop rubrics or more it is a great tool to use.


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RCampus is a comprehensive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment. Our suite of award-winning, innovative productivity tools connects students and educators with important information crucial to student success while allowing school administrators real-time access to data for better tracking of institutional effectiveness.

Educators, students and school administrators can manage courses, build ePortfolios, create websites, join eCommunities, assess school work with rubrics and much more, from a single location. Everyone will find RCampus a familiar environment with tools that are easy and effortless to use.

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Political Scene: Elizabeth Warren's Influence

Political Scene: Elizabeth Warren's Influence | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Jill Lepore and Evan Osnos discuss how Elizabeth Warren is changing the Senate and the country.

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We could use more voices like Warren's voice.

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The dangerous impacts of social media and the rise of mental illnesses

The dangerous impacts of social media and the rise of mental illnesses | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Mariel Norton is a copywriter for a digital marketing agency, and is also a relationship blogger for WeLoveDates. Less FaceTime, more face-to-face time. Tallulah Wilson was just 15 years old when she took her own life back in October 2012.
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This is an interesting look at some affects of social media.

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Watch What This Make-Believe Girl Means To 1,000 Sexual Predators

Watch What This Make-Believe Girl Means To 1,000 Sexual Predators | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Say hello to Sweetie.
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Sign the petion and help stop these predators around the world. This is a sad reality that we can change.

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8 Killer Opening Lines To Use At Your Next Networking Event

8 Killer Opening Lines To Use At Your Next Networking Event | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Do work events give you a serious case of agita? These clever one-liners can help you strike up a conversation with anyone.
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Helpful hints for breaking the ice and making connections.

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This Simple & Affordable Technology Is Going To Make History: Meet The LifeStraw

This Simple & Affordable Technology Is Going To Make History: Meet The LifeStraw | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Over one sixth of the world’s population is without clean water – that’s around one billion people suffering from malnutrition at this very moment.
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How Tech Will Transform Vehicles Within a Decade - PC Magazine

How Tech Will Transform Vehicles Within a Decade - PC Magazine | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
How Tech Will Transform Vehicles Within a Decade PC Magazine At a "Futurewatch" event earlier this week at its Research and Development Center in Silicon Valley, Mercedes-Benz gave the media a look into its telescope, and even went as far as...
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Microsoft Fixes Internet Explorer Security Bug - TIME

Microsoft Fixes Internet Explorer Security Bug - TIME | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Microsoft Fixes Internet Explorer Security Bug TIME Microsoft has fixed the security glitch in Internet Explorer that caused the Department of Homeland Security to advise users not to use the browser until the problem was resolved, the tech giant...
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Serious Internet Explorer flaw puts XP users especially at risk - Engadget

Serious Internet Explorer flaw puts XP users especially at risk - Engadget | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Serious Internet Explorer flaw puts XP users especially at risk Engadget We hope that you heeded our advice to finally ditch Windows XP in favor of a more modern operating system, because there's a new security exploit that'll leave stubborn XP...
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Microsoft has already said it plans to roll out an IE security update for all modern versions of Windows, but if you're using XP, well, you're out of luck, as support for that 12-year-old OS ended a few weeks ago.

In the meantime, Microsoft suggests enabling Enhanced Protection Mode if you're using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 for x64-based systems and all Windows 8 machines. Other workarounds include installing a free security tool called EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit), adjusting security settings to High and disabling Active Scripting. To get even more tips on how to get around the vulnerability before Microsoft rolls out the update, hit the source links below. Or just, you know, use another browser, at least for the time being.

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Beware the Internet Explorer security bug - CNET

Beware the Internet Explorer security bug - CNET | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A security flaw in Microsoft’s Web browser makes it possible for hackers to hijack computers, AOL warns users to change passwords after a cyberattack, and Skype stops charging for group video chats. (Internet Explorer hacks.
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Switzerland’s Toxic Prosperity

Switzerland’s Toxic Prosperity | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The chemical industry of Basel once dumped its wastes into the Rhine, a practice it later brought to the United States and China.

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Here is a history lesson on starting bad environmental habits.

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How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order

How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.


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This is about what makes curating worth the time.

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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, April 26, 2014 4:18 AM
totally agrees with Dennis
John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 2014 6:30 AM

Curation is all about trust.  I too cut to the cause by keeping in the know via great curators.

Joyce Cordus's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:23 AM

This is really helpful to get the best out of all these tools!

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Reddit's /r/technology demoted over scandal of secret censorship ...

Reddit's /r/technology demoted over scandal of secret censorship ... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Alan sez, "According to various media reports (e.g. BBC) the technology subreddit has scrubbed its moderator team after users discovered that the sub was holding a secret censorship list of banned words that included ...
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Here is some news, but not good news.

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Career Article - 9 Words to Dump from Your Resume And the Hot 9 to Include - Beyond.com

Career Article - 9 Words to Dump from Your Resume And the Hot 9 to Include - Beyond.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Read this article titled - 9 Words to Dump from Your Resume And the Hot 9 to Include. Read, comment and post your own career article at Beyond.com. Beyond.com


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Here is a link to help you spark up your resume!

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