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Tour the Vegetation on Our Planet (provided by NASA/NOAA)

Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth's surface is a dynamic green. Data from the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas. Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate these animations and images.
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Inside the Technology That Can Turn Your Smartphone into a Personal Doctor

Inside the Technology That Can Turn Your Smartphone into a Personal Doctor | Up&About | Scoop.it
“The fantastic tricorder device that “Bones” used to scan aliens on “Star Trek” is nearly at hand—in your cellphone”
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Charge Gadgets With Your Footsteps

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“ Take a hike, earn an iPhone battery's worth of energy”
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How To Use Social Media In Education

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“(this is a continuation from yesterday’s article about barriers to using social media in education) The first step towards applying social media into education starts with empowering teachers by giving them freedom to use social media to engage with students and giving them the freedom to come-up with innovative ways of teaching using technology. On …”
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Will digital humanities disrupt the university?

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“ Some 10 percent of humanities scholars currently self-identify as digital humanists. As such, digital humanities is the consummate academic hot-button topic and everyone has vehement opinions. The post Will digital humanities disrupt the university?”
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 2, 2014 8:18 AM

Digital humanism...interesting. 

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Stay away from negativity - Just for Hearts

“ One of my friend was going through a low period. She was doing well in her job and had fights at home almost every day. She could not understand the reason behind it nor could she avoid it. So she decided to meet an expert who can help her in coping up. After talking to her I found out she was full of negativity but the reasons were still unknown.”
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Social Intrapreneurism: How Business Innovators Are Helping To Build A More Sustainable World

Social Intrapreneurism: How Business Innovators Are Helping To Build A More Sustainable World | Up&About | Scoop.it
“In a joint interview with Professor David Grayson, Melody McLaren, and Heiko Spitzeck, we discussed their new book, Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz: How Business Innovators are Helping to Build a More Sustainable World. Distilling insights from interviews with social intrapreneurs, their colleagues and experts from around the world, [...]”"We define social intrapreneurs as ‘people within a large corporation who take direct initiative for innovations that address social or environmental challenges while also creating commercial value for the company’. Social intrapreneurs are typically, “going against the grain,” challenging their organisation, questioning the status quo to develop and implement commercially attractive sustainability solutions. Hence another description: ‘corporate provocateurs’. Often, at least initially, their intrapreneurial activity is not part of their job. This is why some social intrapreneurs talk of their day job and their job that they do in their spare time at weekends and night-time: ‘moonlighting’ for their own employer! We think the distinctive features of social intrapreneurs are that they: - Work for for-profit enterprises - Treat social or environmental problems as business opportunities - Drive innovations that create value for business and society"
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 23, 2014 10:12 AM

Social intrapreneurs are urgently needed. Their numbers are growing. Too many problems need to be addressed. Glad to see this book come out.

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Alternative energy? Garbage trashes solar

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“ Savvy investors are finding a much less glamorous, but more abundant alternative energy to solar is buried under mounds of trash.”Last year, trash hauler Waste Management generated 9.82 million megawatt hours of energy from accumulated methane gas from its landfills. That is more than the 9.25 million megawatt hours of energy generated by the entire U.S. solar industry last year, says the Energy Information Administration as reported by Investor’s Business Daily.
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Multifunctional Furniture for Minimalist Living

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“ German designer Till Könneker's Living Cube is a simple, multifunctional object that can be adjusted to meet anybody’s personal needs.”
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North Carolina’s GOP Senate Candidates Fall All Over Themselves Attacking Net Neutrality | Stop the Cap!

North Carolina’s GOP Senate Candidates Fall All Over Themselves Attacking Net Neutrality | Stop the Cap! | Up&About | Scoop.it
The four leading candidates in North Carolina’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, including one heavily backed by the state’s largest telecom companies, all said Monday they oppose Net Neutrality and would not allow the federal government to intervene in the business interests of cable and phone companies.Dr. Greg Brannon, Heather Grant, Rev. Mark Harris, and current state House Speaker Thom Tillis all agreed during an hour-long televised debate that the government had no business telling companies like Time Warner Cable and AT&T how to manage Internet traffic.Thom Tillis, who became speaker of the house in 2011, is heavily backed with financial contributions from AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon. While speaker, Tillis supported the Time Warner Cable-backed bill to ban community-owned broadband networks in the state and helped shepherd the legislation through the General Assembly.Tillis told viewers that North Carolina customers already have a choice of Internet Service Providers so there is no reason for the government to interfere.“The last thing we need is the government to tell cable providers and Internet providers how fast or slow the content needs to be,” Tillis said.Click headline to read more--
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Canada: Microsoft to create new Excellence Centre in Vancouver | Wall Street Journal

Canada: Microsoft to create new Excellence Centre in Vancouver | Wall Street Journal | Up&About | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced plans today to open a new training and development centre which will significantly expand the company's investment in Canada. The new "Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre" (MCEC) is slated to open by late 2015 and will be located in a state-of-the-art facility in the Pacific Centre in the heart of downtown Vancouver.A recent study by Ernst & Young LLP estimated that Microsoft's new investment in Vancouver will be at least $90 million annually, resulting in more than $181.4 million per year in direct, indirect and induced economic growth as well as new job opportunities and knowledge transfer to British Columbians and Canadians."Vancouver is a vibrant international hub for technology development with growth potential given its attractive location, amenities, reputation and proximity to top British Columbia universities and a highly-educated and diverse workforce and population," said Janet Kennedy, President of Microsoft Canada. "This investment will enable us to create a world-class center of training and innovation that will have a positive ripple effect across the local, provincial and national economy."Beginning in the summer of 2014, Microsoft will hire its first new full-time employees at the MCEC focusing on software and services engineering, program and solutions management in Microsoft's Applications and Services Group. This group is responsible for all of the research and development across Microsoft Office, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Yammer, Lync, Skype, Bing, Bing Apps, MSN and Advertising platforms. Teams at the MCEC will be from a subset of these organizations. Eventually, Microsoft expects the MCEC to create 400 new jobs in Vancouver, more than doubling its local workforce.In addition, Microsoft will establish the "Foundry Vancouver" program to provide opportunities to over 50 students drawn from Canadian universities. This paid internship program invites development and design students enrolled at Canadian universities to participate in a 16-week intensive program that centers on building applications for Microsoft's latest platforms and devices. This program builds upon existing work with Canadian universities and the first 25 interns are expected to begin work by this summer.Click headline to read more--
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Google Glass costs US$80 to build, says breakdown report - Siliconrepublic.com

Google Glass costs US$80 to build, says breakdown report - Siliconrepublic.com | Up&About | Scoop.it
“Siliconrepublic.com Google Glass costs US$80 to build, says breakdown report Siliconrepublic.com siliconrepublic.com. Dublin: 01.05.2014 08.45AM. Search.”
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A smart shirt that tracks your health and will recharge during washing

A smart shirt that tracks your health and will recharge during washing | Up&About | Scoop.it
French company Cityzen Sciences won the CES 2014 Inclusive Innovation in Everyday Health award for the development of a smart-sensing fabric woven with integral micro-sensors that read body heat, respiration rate, heart rate, and motion through location via GPS. The fabric combines sensors, fabric, distributed computation, and small battery-powered transmitter into a unit that links in real time to a smartphone. Apparently, they're also working on a recharging system for the fabric that will receive most of its energy when the clothing is washed. Until it's implemented, you'll have to set the spin cycle to 24 hours*
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Art Jones's curator insight, February 6, 2014 10:59 AM

AmazingTech

DigitalMumsHQ's curator insight, February 7, 2014 4:08 AM

A  tee-shirt that tracks your health! Now thats clever

Sandy Spencer's curator insight, February 7, 2014 8:12 AM

Now this is interesting...not that I'd wear one. But very interesting! Would you wear a shirt that was wired for your health?

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What's The Secret To Pouring Ketchup? Know Your Physics

What's The Secret To Pouring Ketchup? Know Your Physics | Up&About | Scoop.it
“ Many restaurants still serve ketchup in glass bottles, but those make it hard to get the right amount onto your plate. A video explains how the problem lies with the physics of the condiment itself.”
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7 Things You Can do Right Now to Protect Your Vision

7 Things You Can do Right Now to Protect Your Vision | Up&About | Scoop.it
“ The majority of us spend a lot of time in front of digital devices. Here are ways to protect your eyes from damage caused by the light emitted from screens.” I spend all day on a computer. No, wait, that’s an understatement. I spend nearly every waking hour of every single day in front of a digital device. By 4:00 p.m. my eyes are dry, bloodshot, and begging for relief. They are out of luck though because I have maybe four or five hours left of work here. When it’s really bad, I can actually hear myself blinking.
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Building Community Using Social Media and Blogs

“This is the bulk of Dan's presentation from Spirit of Women's 2013 Pelvic Health Conference in Denver, Colorado. The subject of the presentation was building...”
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Disney Has Been Hiding A Secret Right In Front Of Our Faces. If You've Never Noticed It, Here's Proof.

Disney Has Been Hiding A Secret Right In Front Of Our Faces. If You've Never Noticed It, Here's Proof. | Up&About | Scoop.it
“ From now on, I'll be looking for it every single time.”
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Military Mobilizations: Ukraine and Russia

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“An important look at the military reality of the crisis.”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 3, 2014 8:33 AM

We have known that pro-Russian forces have taken control of government buildings in part of Ukraine, and that forces on both sides have been mobilizing along the border.  It is hard to make sense of all the news reports but this map helps to bring the reality on the ground into sharp focus.  

Gorete Queiroga de Figueiredo's curator insight, May 4, 2014 7:30 PM

Infográfico para entender a crise ukraniana

Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 9, 2014 10:56 PM

They have to work something out

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Tesla's hiring in California -- and stealthily building its second plant

Tesla's hiring in California -- and stealthily building its second plant | Up&About | Scoop.it
“Tesla has signed leases for more than 625,000 square feet of California real estate over the last two months, not including its sales and service centers.”While its proposed $5 billion “Gigafactory” grabs headlines, Tesla Motors has quietly been setting other expansion plans in motion as well.The company is seeking workers for a second California facility, according to a report in Bloomberglast week.In addition to the former GM-Toyota assembly plant in Fremont, California, that currently builds the Model S electric car, Tesla plans to take over an ex-Chrysler facility in Lathrop, 52 miles northeast of its Fremont factory.The carmaker has already been granted building permits to modify the 431,000-square-foot facility, and currently lists 32 job openings there on its website.Tesla has not discussed its plans for the facility, which was formerly used for distribution by Chrysler’s Mopar parts and accessories division.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:19 AM

Are there more Elon Musks? We need them to ween the world off the the oil addiction.

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Globalization And Decline Of The West: Eurasianism, The State And Rebirth Of Ethnic-Socialism | Eurasia Review

Globalization And Decline Of The West: Eurasianism, The State And Rebirth Of Ethnic-Socialism | Eurasia Review | Up&About | Scoop.it
Globalization is an economic movement aimed at the unification of peoples under a plutocracy. It is economic because it is driven by international trade and the constant search for new markets, raw materials and ever cheaper labor. Its arrogance has created a coherent and compelling body of writing that exposes its flaws. Russia serves as the instrument of the resistance against it, and therefore, she has been and will continue to be the target of globalist forces.This paper argues that globalism is another word for western liberalism and “democracy.” It is an inherently unjust regime of global rule that serves only the global oligarchy and insulates them from its consequences. It is presented as “inevitable” and as the result of impersonal forces. Neither claim is true, though the evils of globalization are not inconsistent with “rational” self-interest as defined by economics.The resistance to this movement as been a bizarre coalition of mutually conflicting movements and personalities. This paper argues that, in order for globalism to be successfully challenged, a strong sense of ethnic, national or regional identity must emerge. Elements of the nationalist and Eurasianist doctrine provide some ideas on how societies can remove themselves from the destructive agenda of internationalism. In Russia’s case, these are popular and, to an extent, are already developing in public policy.The analysis here will proceed in several distinct stages, making it easier to grasp the connections among the forces of globalization, capitalism, liberalism and oligarchy. The first section is a broad based understanding of globalization and its primary consequent, the creation of dependence. The second deals with two Russian authors briefly summarized, showing the very different arguments on Russia’s place in the new “global order.” Third, Eurasianism is described in general terms as a response to the terminal crisis of western capitalism. Finally, the Eurasian idea is described in some detail in accordance with the views of three major writers: NV Ustryalov, N. Alexeyev and Ernst Niekisch.The overall purpose of this essay is to describe the problem, apply it to the Russian case, and, from there, describe the foundational ideas required to rebuild a strong and rational identity. Such an identity is absolutely necessary as a springboard for rebellion. The problem with “leftist” ideologies in the west is that, in dispensing with ethnic or religious identity, they are left with no real source of solidarity. This is the most severe problem with the university-based anarchist and communist groups in the west.Click headline to read more--
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How to Avoid Paying Bank Fees While Traveling

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“ Tips and tricks on how to avoid all bank and credit card fees when you travel overseas.”
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Fusion Tourism's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:31 AM

Every time we go home to the Philippines, using our ATM to withdraw money from any ATM machine has charged us P200 (AU$5) per transaction of 10K pesos.  It's not an attractive lure for tourism when you market Philippines "It's more fun to be in the Philippines!" is it? Tourists and travelers would have more fun if Philippine banks should look for other ways to help travelers to really have fun!

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Was Shakespeare Italian and born in Italy?

Was Shakespeare Italian and born in Italy? | Up&About | Scoop.it
However, there has been a lot of speculating about the authorship of Shakespeare. How could it be that a simpleton from Stratford-upon-Avon might display such learning ( likely grammar schools worked really well at those times) and intimate knowledge of Elizabethan and Jacobean courts? So the names of the candidates that for some reason must have hidden behind the pseudonym of Shakespeare are very celebrated indeed: Ben Johnson, Christopher Marlowe, the 17th Earl of Oxford and many others. My candidate is Michelangelo Florio Crollalanza.florioIn his book Shakespeare era italiano (2002), Martino Juvara, a Sicilian Professor, claims that Michelangelo Florio Crollalanza was born in Messina (Sicily) on 23rd April 1564 (William Shakespeare ‘s same date), the son of Giovanni Florio, a doctor, and a noblewoman, Guglielmina Crollalanza. He was educated by Franciscan monks, who taught him Latin, Greek and history . At the age of 15 he and his family had to flee in order to escape the Holy Inquisition, as they were Calvinist. If we focus on the surname Crollalanza, we see that crolla/scrolla in English becomes “shake” and lanza/lancia “spear”; Shakespeare, in fact. A coincidence? Maybe. [...]
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The White House finally notices online privacy rules are decades out of date | WashPost.com

The White House finally notices online privacy rules are decades out of date | WashPost.com | Up&About | Scoop.it
A statute allowing law enforcement to occasionally access e-mails without needing a warrant needs to be reformed, according to a report released Thursday by the White House on big data and privacy.Under a law crafted in 1986 called the Electronic Communication Privacy Act, e-mail and other digital content--like, say, a Gmail archive-- stored online for more than six months or left unread can be requested by law enforcement by use of a subpoena rather than a probable cause warrant.Civil liberties and privacy groups have long argued ECPA is outdated. These groups have joined major tech companies like Google and Microsoft in the Digital Due Process Coalition, which is urging Congress to take action on the issue. The courts have also debated whether e-mails should have Fourth Amendment protections -- with at least one federal appeals court saying yes in a 2010 case.After months of silence on the issue, the White House weighed in Thursday. The report, prepared by a group led by former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta, recommended Congress "amend ECPA to ensure the standards of protection for online, digital content is consistent with that afforded in the physical world -- including by removing archaic distinctions between email left unread or over a certain age."While the law worked well to protect user data in the past, the report says, "with time, some of the lines drawn by the statute have become outdated and no longer reflect ways in which we use technology today."Click headline to read more--
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What is NEURS.com? - YouTube

Explanation of the concept of NEURS.com

The platform that helps connect the entrepreneurial world.

 

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Where the extremely poor live

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dilaycock's curator insight, May 5, 2014 8:52 PM

This information is taken from the World Bank's 2014 report "Prosperity for All." The report looks at "progress to date in reducing global poverty and discusses some of the challenges of reaching the interim target of reducing global poverty to 9 percent by 2020.... . It also reports on the goal of promoting shared prosperity, with a particular focus on describing various characteristics of the bottom 40 percent."

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 12:48 PM

This graphic reveals the poorest populations and where they live and even though India and China are economic competitors on the global stage they still have the poorest communities. 

IN poor communities, the human place is changed by using less structurally sound architecture and disregarding cultural presence for functionality though holding true to cultural presence in individual lives.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 2014 11:49 AM

I agree with this article from the Guardian that development should be measured in human rights gains more than economic advancements.  While globalization is taking place and allowing countries to trade and maximize profits, a large percent of people in the world are deprived basic human rights and are entirely forgotten about and not valued.