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This is the world’s best-designed pizza box

This is the world’s best-designed pizza box | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
A Mumbai businessman has revolutionized the way hot take-out food will reach you. His solution: making sure the packaging has proper ventilation. Tired of having too many soggy pizzas delivered to him, Vinay Mehta decided to do something about it.
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Innovation is not only about technology, internet and computers. Think about the size of this particular market: Pizza. It's impact can be enormous. 

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Down The Rabbit Hole We Go! 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries

Down The Rabbit Hole We Go! 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
An absolutely amazing collection of mind expanding documentaries that you can stream for free on the web.
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An enormous and fascinating curated list of some of the best documentaries that are out there. Have a look and you'll definitely find something you'll like.

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The Open-Office Trap

The Open-Office Trap | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
A growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve.
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I'm afraid that my experience validates the article. Indeed open spaces look nicer and they create a more pleasant environment but unfortunately only to visitors. Workers and especially information workers like developers prefer far more the few tiny, small but closed and private offices than working in the open space.

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BBC: Timeline of the far future — What we can expect in a billion and more years...

BBC: Timeline of the far future — What we can expect in a billion and more years... | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead.

 

The Earth's oceans will disappear in about one billion years due to increased temperatures from a maturing sun. However,  the Earth's problems may begin in half that time because of falling levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, according to a Penn State researcher.


"The sun, like all main sequence stars, is getting brighter with time and that affects the Earth's climate," says Dr. James F. Kasting, professor of meteorology and geosciences. "Eventually temperatures will become high enough so that the oceans evaporate." At 140 degrees Fahrenheit, water becomes a major constituent of the atmosphere. Much of this water migrates to the stratosphere where it is lost to the vacuum. Eventually, the oceans will evaporate into space.


"Astronomers always knew that the oceans would evaporate, but they typically thought it would occur only when the sun left the main sequence," Kasting told attendees today (Feb. 20) at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "That will be in 5 billion years."


Stars leave the main sequence when they stop burning hydrogen. The sun, a yellow, G-2 star, will then become a red giant encompassing the orbit of Mercury. Mercury will disappear and Venus will lose its atmosphere and become a burnt out planet. The Earth will suffer the same fate, even though it is outside the red giant’s immediate reach. "However, the oceans may evaporate much earlier," says Kasting, a faculty member with the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. "My calculations are somewhat pessimistic and present a worst case scenario that does not include the effects of clouds, but they say a billion years."


This model was developed with Ken Caldeira, now at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Things may go bad long before the Earth is a waterless desert. As the climate becomes warmer, the cycle of silicate rock weathering speeds up. This cycle removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequesters it in the oceans as calcium carbonate.


"The silicate weathering cycle stabilizes the Earth’s climate for a time," says Kasting. "Eventually, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels will become so low that it will not be able to do so, but before then, there will not be sufficient carbon dioxide to sustain most plants."


Plants use carbon dioxide in photosynthesis to convert the sun's energy to sugars and other carbohydrates. Two main kinds of photosynthesis exist, C3 and C4. In a half billion years, the models predict that carbon dioxide will be at the compensation point for C3 plants which make up 95 percent of all plants. Below the compensation point, carbon dioxide is not concentrated enough for these plants to photosynthesize. C3 plants include trees and most crops.


C4 plants, which include corn, sugar cane and other tropical grasses, can still photosynthesize because they have an internal mechanism to concentrate carbon dioxide, but these plants cannot sustain the biosphere as we know it today.


"If carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continue to increase over the next few centuries, they could remain high for a very long time," says Kasting. "Then, after fossil fuels run out, it would take a million years or so for levels to return to present."


But even if there is a pulse of high carbon dioxide in the near future, by a half billion years, levels will be too low for productive plant life. "Obviously, a billion, even a half billion years, are a long way off in the future," says Kasting. "However, these models can help us refine our understanding of the time that a planet remains in an orbit where life can exist."


Only a narrow spherical shell of space exists at a distance from a star that is neither too cold nor too warm for life. As a sun matures and brightens, that spherical shell moves outward. A planet must remain in the livable shell for long enough for life to evolve, even while that band moves outward. If planets lose their water supply, a mandatory requirement for life, earlier than previously thought, then that creates a shorter window for livable planets.


"If we calculated correctly, Earth has been habitable for 4.5 billion years and only has a half billion years left," says Kasting.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Is it any easier today with all the tools that we have at hand to predict future ?

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Anne Fleischman's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:12 AM

Un exercice de prospective à très très très long terme. Dommage on ne sera plus là pour vérifier...

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 I find it interesting that these assumptions , almost certainly based on scientific speculations indicate that if it is not consumed by a swollen sun after 5.4 billion years , the Earth's orbit would eventually collapse and plunge into the sun.

The doctrine of evolutionary creation states that in a solar system like ours , a myriad of primeval virgin spirits originates or emanates ' from the Central Sun, " discriminates evolutionarily in such generating means and then is ejected to different orbits at different periods time to adjust itself in vibrant radiant globes. Finally, in different cosmic periods each balloon will evolve into a more complex steps and become a planet as it is now known to and through a process of evolutionary creation, first regress to sink into the matterl in successive continuing times and then slowly evolve from matter as omnipotent and omniscient individual spiritual self-aware entities, thus returning to " the mansions of the Father ," whose visible symbol is the Sun, with respect to our planetary system. JMR


 

Me parece interesante que estas suposiciones, casi con toda seguridad basadas en especulaciones científicas, indican que si no es consumida por un Sol hinchado luego de 5,4 mil millones de años, la órbita de la Tierra finalmente colapsaría y sería zambullida en el sol.

 

 

 

La doctrina de la creación evolutiva afirma que en un sistema solar como el nuestro, una miríada de espíritus virginales primigenia proviene o es emanada ' en el Sol Central ', se discrimina evolutivamente en tales medios generatrices y luego es expulsada a órbitas diferentes en diferentes períodos de tiempo para ajustarse a sí misma en vibrante globos radiantes. Finalmente, en diferentes períodos cósmicos cada globo va a evolucionar a otro etapas más complejas y se convertirá en un planeta como es conocido ahora con el fin de y por medio de un proceso de creación evolutiva, primeramente involucionar al sumirse en la materia en sucesivas y continuas épocas y luego evolucionar lentamente desde la materia como omnipotentes y omniscientes entidades individuales espirituales, conscientes de sí mismas, volviendo así a " las mansiones del Padre", cuyo símbolo visible es nuestro Sol , en lo que respecta a nuestro sistema planetario . JMR .


 

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Reverse Engineer Sociology & Influencer Understanding for Outreach Success

Reverse Engineer Sociology & Influencer Understanding for Outreach Success | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Reaching out to influencers is incredibly time consuming. Building relationships in an environment where most of those journalists and site owners you want to reach are spammed to death on a daily basis is hard work.
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This is a good read about networking with the people you consider worth following and building a network of influence.
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BUSINESS & PLEASURE

BUSINESS & PLEASURE | Technology & Business | Scoop.it

Christmas is here. For Europe and almost half of the world this is a time for joy and celebration. For a day or two, we can relax and rejoice with our loved ones. But the true spirit of Christmas, regardless of religions is about giving and helping. Maybe we can leave our problems and disagreements aside and think how we can help one another. It’s not that difficult.

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Merry Christmas!

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Millennium Development Goals | Fathom

Millennium Development Goals | Fathom | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Fathom Information Design helps clients understand and express complex data through information graphics, interactive tools, and software for installations, the web, and mobile devices.
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Follow up is necessary. 

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Future Cities: 5 Future Technology Predictions from IBM - YouTube

In five years, the city will help you live in it. You'll play a direct role in the decision-making process, and your city will become a direct reflection of ...
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A short video about the vision of IBM for the future of cities.

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An Amazing Timeline Chronicling The History of Social Media

An Amazing Timeline Chronicling The History of Social Media | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Most people think  that social media started with the Facebook and Twitter.  Web 2.0 technologies which have given rise to such popular  platforms have definitely played a major role...
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This is a great infogram and quite nostalgic for some of us.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 16, 2013 5:03 PM

This is a nice companion to the @blueskunkblog PLN survey. See in visual form what Mr. Johnson got through the survey of library folks. 

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Who's who and when of social media, worth a browse and share.

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Best of 2013: Must-reads for Industry Leaders

These are the stories that mattered most to professionals this year: http://blog.linkedin.com/2013/12/05/best-of-2013-the-stories-that-mattered-most-to-professi
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A concise read for all business and IT professionals.

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Smartphone Physicals Are Taking Off With Explosion of Apps, Attachments

Smartphone Physicals Are Taking Off With Explosion of Apps, Attachments | Technology & Business | Scoop.it

There’s no shortage of smartphone appsto help people track their health. And in recent months, medical apps have started growing up, leaving behind the novelty of attaching probes to a smartphone to offer, they hope, serious clinical tools.

 

Last month in a Ted Talk, Shiv Gaglani showed that a standard physical exam can now be done using only smartphone apps and attachments. From blood pressure cuff to stethoscope and otoscope — the thing the doctor uses to look in your ears — all of the doctor’s basic instruments are now available in “smart” format.

 

 


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Smartphones in the service of health industry.

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IBM Global Cloud Study: Competitive advantage is in the clouds

IBM Global Cloud Study: Competitive advantage is in the clouds | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
“The CAI Global Cloud Study shows that cloud can help deliver competitive advantage through strategic business reinvention, better decisions and deeper collaboration, as well as strong business results.”
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Data protection

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Top 10 Education Gamification Examples that will Change our Future

Top 10 Education Gamification Examples that will Change our Future | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
The Top 10 Education Gamification Examples according to Pioneer and Stanford Lecturer Yu-kai Chou is 1. Duolingo 2. Ribbon Hero 3. Class Dojo 4....
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In the end of the day, we all prefer to play. See some wonderful concepts for gamification.

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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.
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Data visuals and geography can provide us with some fascinating tools to understand our world. Have a look at these maps and you'll understand.

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Top 10 Job Titles That Didn’t Exist 5 Years Ago | Visual.ly

Top 10 Job Titles That Didn’t Exist 5 Years Ago | Visual.ly | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
The workplace is constantly changing and how we define what we do is no exception. Since we just welcomed the new 2014, we thought it’d be fun to se
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This may be the job your kids will have in 5 or 10 years time. They are new, hot and growing. 

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10 Startup Founders Share The Best Advice They Ever Received

10 Startup Founders Share The Best Advice They Ever Received | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
When you're thinking about starting a company or first in the entrepreneurial trenches, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who's been there before is like gold. But a...
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In a competitive market every advise counts. Especially from those that have tried it.

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VisionFunder's curator insight, April 27, 2016 11:17 AM
Its always good to get advice from those who've been there before
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How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our own new-genre generator.
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This is a quite long but amazing piece about big data and Hollywood movies. It's really an experiment with all the data and results in place and it can inspire similar initiatives.
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RSA’s Art Coviello shares his security predictions for 2014 | SiliconANGLE

RSA’s Art Coviello shares his security predictions for 2014 | SiliconANGLE | Technology & Business | Scoop.it

The following is a guest post from Arthur W. Coviello Jr. - Executive Vice President, EMC Corporation and Executive Chairman, RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Many people have pointed out the folly of making predictions. The risk/reward of doing so is out of balance. When you predict correctly, the predictions look obvious in hindsight. When you predict incorrectly, the best case is that no one remembers and the worst case is that you become a cautionary tale for others (Ken Olson’s famous “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home” comes to mind). So being fully aware of the folly of my undertaking, I once again take up my pen (or keyboard, as the case may be) and share some of my thoughts about 2013 and what it portends for 2014.

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Beware of insiders that bring their own Identity (BYOI) with them, beware of the clouds and of all connected devices. Beware...

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What’s the big deal with big data? Breaking down the year’s buzzword

What’s the big deal with big data? Breaking down the year’s buzzword | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Jeff Anaya is part of the marketing team with Viralheat, the social media marketing suite for business.



Big Data is one of the latest phenomenon to hit tech news. This is ...

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A simple explanation about big data. Read this first.

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For those of you that don't yet understand what 'Big Data' is - have a read of this simple explanation. 

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Video: How Continuuity Eases Big Data App Development

Video: How Continuuity Eases Big Data App Development | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
In this video, Robert Scoble hosts Jonathan Gray from Continuuity to learn how his company makes Big Data application development accessible, powerful, fast and enjoyable.

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A video presentation and discussion from RACKSPACE to present the connection between continuity and big data development

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Big Ideas 2014: The Year of the Entrepreneur

Big Ideas 2014: The Year of the Entrepreneur | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.2014 will be a year of many big ideas, because it will be the year of the
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Big Ideas from successful entrepreneurs. Check them all out. 

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IDC: Top 10 Technology Predictions For 2014

IDC: Top 10 Technology Predictions For 2014 | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
IDC issued today its top 10 predictions for 2014.
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Well some of these predictions are centrainly true.

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Bitcoin Is the Segway of Currency

Bitcoin Is the Segway of Currency | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley thinks it's the future, but Bitcoin is more ridiculous than motorized scooters for adults.
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That's a great analogy, and before you rush to invest on the "hot" bitcoin you better read it carefully.

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Data protection

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