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Facebook, Google, and the Economics of Time - The Atlantic

Facebook, Google, and the Economics of Time - The Atlantic | US History | Scoop.it
The two giants of the mobile ad economy have opposing philosophies on making money from your time. Namely, Google saves time while Facebook soaks it up.

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Rare 'severe' geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now

Rare 'severe' geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now | US History | Scoop.it

A rare G4, “severe” geomagnetic storm, is underway. It has the potential to disrupt radio transmission signals, cause problems with the electrical grid and have a range of other possibly costly impacts. The event, which is just one notch below the highest category of solar storm,... http://alien-ufo-sightings.com/2015/03/rare-severe-geomagnetic-storm-is-hitting-earth-right-now/


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Health worker critically ill, as Ebola exposures prompt flurry of medical evacuations

Health worker critically ill, as Ebola exposures prompt flurry of medical evacuations | US History | Scoop.it

An American health worker is in critical condition, and several US health worker contacts, and one from the UK, have been flown home for observation.


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Solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 lands in Varanasi - The Economic Times

Solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 lands in Varanasi - The Economic Times | US History | Scoop.it

VARANASI: The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' today landed in Varanasi for an overnight stopover after its pilot held the Ahmedababd 'administration' responsible for the delay in departure from the city for want of customs and immigration clearance. 

Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, who had flown the airplane from Muscat to Ahmedabad, did not get clearance from the Immigration department. 


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Hot Trending News » In China, 3D-printed mansions and apartment blocks are now a reality

Hot Trending News » In China, 3D-printed mansions and apartment blocks are now a reality | US History | Scoop.it

"A Chinese construction company last weekend unveiled its two largest 3D-printed buildings to date."


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Ukrainian troops dispatched in Crimea switch to region's side - RT.com

Ukrainian troops dispatched in Crimea switch to region's side - RT.com | US History | Scoop.it
Ukrainian armed forces dispatched to Crimea have switched to the side of local authorities and are expected to take military oath soon, Russian news agencies report.
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Top 10 Tech This Week

Top 10 Tech This Week | US History | Scoop.it
It was an exciting week. If you missed the biggest techno-stories of the week, never fear -- we're here with our weekly Top 10 tech roundup.

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Synda's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:01 AM

Google glass first porn app! :) 

Amrik Virdi's comment, July 9, 2013 6:17 AM
Thanks, it's so amazing!
Jason Cutler's comment, July 18, 2013 1:03 AM
That looks like the Enterprise on the left.
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The Trans Pacific Partnership is in trouble on Capitol Hill. Here’s why.

The Trans Pacific Partnership is in trouble on Capitol Hill. Here’s why. | US History | Scoop.it
by Ed O'Keefe, the Washington Post The trade agreement, known as the Trans Pacific Partnership, has been in the works for nearly a decade and would more closely align the economies of the U.S., Canada, Mexico and nine other countries in South America and Asia. The deal would eliminate tariffs on goods and services and generally harmonize dozens of regulations that can often complicate doing business across borders. Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/02/19/why-the-trans-pacific-partnership-is-in-trouble-on-capitol-hill/
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The 13 Colonies

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In 1776, the Declaration of Independence announced that the English colonies in North America were a sovereign nation: the United States of America.
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Top 5 Misconceptions About Columbus

Top 5 Misconceptions About Columbus | US History | Scoop.it
“ If you think Columbus discovered the Americas or died a poor man, think again.”
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The Aim of British Soldiers - Journal of the American Revolution

The Aim of British Soldiers - Journal of the American Revolution | US History | Scoop.it
“ Myth: British soldiers were taught not to aim, but merely to point the piece towards the target[1] …the British soldier was a poor marksman. Actually, he did not “aim” his musket but merely “pointed” it at the enemy.”
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We, the paranoid: A history of US conspiracy theories - Washington Post

We, the paranoid: A history of US conspiracy theories - Washington Post | US History | Scoop.it
“ Sandusky Register We, the paranoid: A history of US conspiracy theories Washington Post August 20, 2013 12:04 PM EDT — Conspiracy theories have been an entrenched part of American politics for centuries, from the Red Scare to 9/11 trutherism.”
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Teaching A People's History - Free lessons & Resources for K12

Teaching A People's History - Free lessons & Resources for K12 | US History | Scoop.it
Free lessons and resources for teaching people’s history in K-12 classrooms. For use with books by Howard Zinn and others on multicultural, women’s, and labor history.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:31 AM

This is American-based but has some great ideas for Indigenous studies and perhaps Asian studies as well. 

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Navy warns of space debris landing near Phuket

Navy warns of space debris landing near Phuket | US History | Scoop.it
PHUKET: — The Royal Thai Navy has issued a warning to all shipping to stay away from an area of the Andaman Sea where components of an Indian space shot are likely to fall back into the sea after launch.

The exact date of the launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is not certain – it is currently scheduled to be on March 29, and should not be later than April 8.

The launch vehicle will carry a solar-powered 1.38-ton IRNSS-1D regional navigational satellite into geosynchronous orbit. The satellite will provide navigation, tracking and mapping services.

The Navy warned, “Please do not go close to, or pass through that area until after April 8.”

The warning also gave coordinates marking out the expected debris landing area: 9°15’00”N 94°45’00”E;10°05’00”N 95°05’00”E; 9°45’00”N 96°00’00”E; and 8°55’00”N 95°40’00”E.

The centre of the area is roughly 250 nautical miles (460 km) to the west-north-west of Phuket, not far from Car Nicobar Island.

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What is 5G, and what does it mean for consumers?

What is 5G, and what does it mean for consumers? | US History | Scoop.it

"You may just be getting 4G on your phone, but the wireless industry is already looking ahead to 5G ..."


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MATsolutions's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:53 AM

For those that are interested, here's a primer on 5G.

Emin Novshadian's curator insight, March 26, 2015 10:31 AM

Wearable devices, cloud computing  and 5G Network. They look really nice collection.

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Thousands of Sweatshop Workers In China Go On Strike

Thousands of Sweatshop Workers In China Go On Strike | US History | Scoop.it

The Chinese factory that manufactures shoes for Nike, Kenneth Cole, Timberland and other top-line bands saw over 5,000 of their employees walk out this week, demanding that the company pays for their housing and improved conditions in the factories.



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Bella Reagan's curator insight, March 24, 2015 1:47 AM

Unit 4-Political organization

Summary

In China there are early ways of factory life for many workers. These workers endure harsh and tough conditions at work and at hime with little wages and paychecks. Behind all the big prospering corporations are many individual people making below minimum wage just to make a living. These people in China however have has enough as five thousand people walk out of a sweatshop demanding better living conditions and factory conditions. 

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In  the government letting companies be independent, the companies have power to employ as they want and build their company the way they want with basically their own rules. Big corporations do no give good enough wars to their employees so that they can make the biggest profit possible. With people fighting these wages though, the social dynamic of this system is changing as they fight for an economic change n their daily lives. 

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Pearson, PARCC, Privacy, Surveillance, & Trust

How much privacy do you have to hand over in school? How much have you had to do so historically? It’s one thing for a teacher to recognize that you’re still struggling with your 8 times table, for example. It’s another thing entirely for a piece of software, that the school mandates you use, to track massive quantities of other data about your “progress” – not just how well you score on various math exercises or math quizzes, but all the mouse clicks, all the videos you watch, all the times you rewound a video or fast-forwarded. All this data and metadata represents an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about how students learn, we’re often told. But what does this data collection and data-mining mean in terms of power and privacy and vulnerability? What does it mean in terms of how students have already been surveilled and shaped by school? Do students know this data is being collected? What sort of trust relationship is expected between a student, a school (or an informal learning environment too, I should add), and technology when it comes to learning data?

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Family Trust Wins Supreme Court Fight Against Bike Trail - NPR (blog)

Family Trust Wins Supreme Court Fight Against Bike Trail - NPR (blog) | US History | Scoop.it
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The plaintiffs in the Wyoming case, Marvin Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States, are descendants of the owner of a sawmill that produced railroad ties.
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UN Ambassador Power says Russia intervention 'must stop,' Moscow defiant - Fox News

UN Ambassador Power says Russia intervention 'must stop,' Moscow defiant - Fox News | US History | Scoop.it
ABC News UN Ambassador Power says Russia intervention 'must stop,' Moscow defiant Fox News And candidly -- and I'm a fairly hawkish guy -- sending more naval forces to operate in the Black Sea is not a good idea," House Intelligence Committee...
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“Crimea and Punishment”

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Comments on the Media Coverage of the Recent Events in Crimea

 

"As was the case 160 years ago, Crimea has once again become 'the tinderbox', potentially ready to ignite a pan-European conflict. Precipitous events in Crimea once again draws public attention to that often-forgotten triangular peninsula jutting into the Black Sea off the underbelly of Ukraine. While the news reports from Russian, Ukrainian, and Western sources have been generally confusing and conflicting, some interesting analysis has appeared in several media outlets."


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 5, 2014 4:16 PM

In 1853-1856, there was a power struggle between Russia and an alliance of the Ottoman Empire including France, Britian and Sardinia. This power struggle created a bloody war with countries that would be forced to pick their side of the alliance. Russia  kept Crimea but did not succeed in winning the war between forces. The war revealed inadequacies of its  military and civilian infrastructure and ultimately led to the abolition of the serfs in 1861. Although Crimea served as an independent state it also created a free state to be grabbed up by Russia or any of the other alliances.

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unit 4

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American unions membership declines as public support fluctuates

American unions membership declines as public support fluctuates | US History | Scoop.it
Though unions retain much public support, the share of American workers who actually belong to one has been falling for decades and is at its lowest level since the Great Depression. Drew DeSilver is a Senior Writer at the Pew Research Center. Read more: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/02/20/for-american-unions-membership-trails-far-behind-public-support/
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Ten Facts About Christopher Columbus

Ten Facts About Christopher Columbus | US History | Scoop.it
“ When it comes to Christopher Columbus, most famous of the explorers of the Age of Discovery, it's hard to separate truth from myth, and fact from legend.”
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The Everlasting Fantasy of Native Americans

The Everlasting Fantasy of Native Americans | US History | Scoop.it
“ The timing couldn't be more ironic, or telling, about how we choose as a nation to frame Native America. It is so much easier to add our $12 to the coffers of Disney and Depp in order to enter the debate about our fantastical American history.”
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These Are All the Places That Europeans Actually Discovered

These Are All the Places That Europeans Actually Discovered | US History | Scoop.it
“ Of all the places you think were discovered by Europeans, how many were actually discovered by Europeans?”
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These Are All the Places That Europeans Actually Discovered

These Are All the Places That Europeans Actually Discovered | US History | Scoop.it
“ Of all the places you think were discovered by Europeans, how many were actually discovered by Europeans?”
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