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18 Photos Of Love You Must See

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18 Gorgeous photos of love you must see

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18 FOTOS SOBRE AMOR

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:40 AM

Awesome Gallery - they are Brilliant.

Lee Wise's curator insight, February 15, 2014 11:33 PM

Some neat pics here.  Maybe A Beautiful Moment In Time for you... today?  Enjoy.  

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Earth's tectonic plates skitter about

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"Geoscientists have unveiled a computer model that maps the details of that tectonic dance in 1-million-year increments—practically a frame-by-frame recap of geologic time. It shows that the plates speed up, slow down, and move around in unexpectedly short bursts of activity. It also suggests that researchers may have to rethink what drives much of that incessant motion.  The new model shows that although plates usually creep along at an average speed of about 4 centimeters per year, some can reach much faster speeds in short sprints. For example, India, which broke off the east coast of Africa about 120 million years and is now plowing into Asia, reached speeds as high as 20 centimeters per year for a relatively brief 10 million years."

 

Tags: tectonics, physical, geomorphology, video.


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"Los geocientíficos han dado a conocer un modelo de computadora que asigna los detalles de esa danza tectónico en 1 millón de años incrementos de una recapitulación fotograma a fotograma de tiempo geológico. Esto demuestra que las placas aceleran, frenan, y se mueven alrededor de pequeños estallidos de actividad. también sugiere que los investigadores pueden tener que repensar lo que impulsa gran parte de ese movimiento incesante. El nuevo modelo muestra que, aunque por lo general se arrastran a lo largo de las placas a una velocidad media de unos 4 centímetros por año, algunos pueden alcanzar velocidades mucho más rápidas en carreras cortas. Por ejemplo, la India, que estalló frente a la costa oriental de África a unos 120 millones de años y ahora está arando en Asia, alcanza velocidades de hasta 20 centímetros por año durante un tiempo relativamente breves 10 millones años ".

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The world's strangest pianos

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From £420,000 bling-ed up keyboards, to ones using cats to play notes, here is a selection of eccentric pianofortes

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LOS PIANOS MÁS EXTRAÑOS DEL MUNDO, AQUÍ UNA SELECCIÓ

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Crashing Glass Waves Frozen Into Elegant Vessels by Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma

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Photo by Paul Schraub Husband and wife team Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker translate their oceanic inspirations directly into their collaborative glass sculptures, frozen glass waves caught mid-crash and appearing to spray surf from the contained...

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Foto de Paul Schraub marido y mujer equipo Paul DeSomma y Marsha Blaker traducir sus inspiraciones oceánicas directamente en sus esculturas de vidrio de colaboración, olas de cristal congelado capturado a modo de accidente y dando un efecto surf en la figura.

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Frozen waves by husband/wife team...

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Portraits of Famous Artists and Their Cats

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What do Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo have in common? All three are counted among the most famous artists in history, and all three were cat

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QUÉ TENÍAN EN COMÚN ESTOS FAMOSOS?

GATOS!

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The Armenian Genocide-100 years

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“For most of the world, the Armenian Genocide is the slaughter you know next to nothing about. But every year on April 24, Genocide Remembrance Day, we Armenians remember the injustice of a crime that is rarely acknowledged and often flatly denied. It was April 24, 1915, when the Armenian intellectuals, professionals, editors and religious leaders in Constantinople were rounded up by the Ottoman authorities — and almost all of them executed. During World War I, the Ottoman Empire killed three of every four of its Armenian citizens. The majority of Armenians alive today are descendants of the few survivors.”


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A 100 AÑOS DEL GENOCIDIO ARMENIO

Cada año el 24 de abril, día de la conmemoración del Genocidio, nosotros los armenios recordamos la injusticia de un crimen que rara vez se reconoció y a menudo negó rotundamente.

Era el 24 de abril de 1915, cuando los intelectuales armenios, profesionales, editores y líderes religiosos de Constantinopla fueron detenidos por las autoridades otomanas - y casi todos ellos ejecutados. Durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, el Imperio Otomano mató a tres de cada cuatro de sus ciudadanos armenios. La mayoría de los armenios vivos hoy son descendientes de los pocos sobrevivientes ".

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 16, 3:20 PM

2.5 million Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire--1.5 million were killed. Not just killed, but horrifically slaughtered--beheaded, crucified, burned alive in their churches, loaded like cattle onto freight trains and sent to concentration camps, raped, assaulted, sold as slaves, herded into the DerAzor desert and left to die.  

The United Nations recognizes the massacres and the systematic destruction of two-thirds of the Armenian population as the first genocide of the 20th century, and has stated that the mishandling of its aftermath set the stage for future genocides, from the Holocaust to Rwanda and Sudan and everything in between. Hitler studied what happened and borrowed many of the Ottoman Empire’s techniques to use against the Jews.

And even though some countries in the world recognize and agree with the UN assessment of the fact, Turkey denies it, and the US still stands silent and refuses to officially state that what happened was genocide...because to do so would offend Turkey, and Turkey is a US political ally.  Many are calling on Israel, a country founded in large part because of a genocide, to acknowledge the first genocide of the 20th century.   

Learn about genocide and teach genocide--what causes it, what perpetuates it, what the cost of denial can be. Don’t remain silent. Be a peaceful person in your own life, and in all your relations with others--and speak up about any wrong or injustice. 

*Most of this post is courtesy of Janet Rith-Najarian, professional geographer and member of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education.


TagsArmenia, genocidepolitical, conflict, Turkey, war, refugees, empirecolonialism, historical.

Jacob Conklin's curator insight, April 16, 4:44 PM

Genocide is the pinnacle of inhumanity and cruelty. There are actually several stages of genocide according to Lemkin's Law. These stages include polarization, dehumanization, and denial. Genocide turns people into vermin fit for extermination. Starting with classification, one group is labeled a scapegoat for some sort of issue. They are then labeled with a symbol like a yellow star or a pink triangle to distinguish them from the rest of the population. The next stage is where the genocide truly begins. Dehumanization. The segregated group no longer consists of people, but a pestilence. A plague. eventually we reach the stage called extermination. The systematic slaughter of the group. The dehumanization is what makes this process easier. They aren't killing people; they are killing rodents. To survive something like this is unfathomable to me. To lose a family member to an illness is nothing compared to the pain of losing your humanity as well as your life. The fact that these acts occurred in the 20th century speaks volumes about how little humanity has progressed and if we will move forward at all as a society. 

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Humans make distinctions between each other and there's always an excuse to hate it seems
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The 10 best: operas for children

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A family opera is a difficult thing to get right - how to entertain the kids while simultaneously keeping the adults engaged? Here’s our pick of 10 that do just that.


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LAS 10 MEJORES OPERAS PARA CHICOS

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#StuffWeLike: 10 Delightful Photos Of Famous Artists And Their Cats

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These photos reveal the artist's true spirit animal, from Salvador Dalí's ocelot to Georgia O'Keeffe's Siamese.

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FOTOS DE FAMOSOS ARTISTAS JUNTO A SUS GATOS 

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Flynn Design's curator insight, March 28, 10:35 AM

Two of my favorite artists...Salvador Dali and Georgia O"Keeffe. These photos make me think of my partner at Kiyomi, Robin Dietrick, and her awesome cats.

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Cartographically Inspired Fashion

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I found this on pinterest (where else?) and decided to share the geographically inspired craftiness:

1. Paint your nails white/cream
2. Soak nails in alcohol for five minutes
3. Press nails to map and hold
4. Paint with clear protectant immediately after it dries.

This also works with newspaper, but don't try it with NatGeo Maps because the paper is of too high a quality to have the ink bleed out; I would recommend using an old USGS Topo map. 

 

Tags: fun, art.


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Mrs. B's curator insight, March 25, 8:13 AM

Yes to map fashion! I saw a woman with a map skirt - so cool. MAPSMAPSMAPS!!!

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 25, 11:34 AM

I heart maps!  I cant wait for spring break to try this :)

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Topaz Solar Farm, California

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The new 550 megawatt facility in California produces enough electricity to power 180,000 homes.

 

The modules are part of Topaz Solar Farm, one of the largest photovoltaic power plants in the world. At 9.5 square miles (25.6 square kilometers), the facility is about one-third the size of Manhattan island, or the equivalent of 4,600 football fields.

Construction at Topaz began in 2011. The plant was mostly complete by November 2014, when it was turned on and began to generate electricity.

 

Tags: energy, resources, unit 6 industry, California, images, remote sensing.


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GRANJA SOLAR TOPAZIO EN CALIFORNIA. PROVEE ELECTRICIDAD A 180.000 HOGARES. PLANTA DE ENERGÍA SOLAR

 

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María del Sol Guerra martín's curator insight, April 4, 7:23 AM

In this text you will find information about a photovoltaic power  plant. Could you find information about photovoltaic plants in Spain?
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Aleena Reyes's curator insight, April 8, 7:20 PM

Seeing America taking steps in use solar power makes me incredibly happy. The US, in my opinion, needs to adopt multiple ways of utlizing various types of energy sources. The quote, "BHE estimates, that is enough to displace about 407,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent of taking 77,000 cars off the road" is impressive. However, I do feel that the auto industry is the environmental scape goat. The textile industry produces much more waste, especially with all of the advancements the auto industry has gone through.

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Vintage Video of NYC

"Oldest and most incredible footage of New York City ever, including where the WTC would be built. With added maps carefully researched to show where the camera was. 28 shots of classic footage circa 1905." http://tinyurl.com/ohsuobg

 

Tags: urban, historical, architecture, landscape, NYC.


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"Material de archivo más antiguo y más increíble de la ciudad de Nueva York , incluyendo donde se construiría el World Trade Center. Con mapas añadidos investigado cuidadosamente para mostrar dónde estaba la cámara. 

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ajouter votre aperçu ...

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Surviving Film
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Enormous 200 meter raised earth horse sculpture by Mick Petts

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This mindblowing sculpture created by Mick Petts is situated in South Wales and covers an area of 200 meters, Its the largest raised earth sculpture in UK. The…

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ESCULTURA CREADA POR MICK PETTS SITUADA EN SOUTH WALES QUE CUBRE UN ÁREA DE 200 METROS

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Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World

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Investigate for yourself the mechanisms of global trade

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Este mapa interactivo cuenta con marcadores seleccionables para 50 puertos más grandes del mundo, que vinculan los cinco continentes a través de innumerables rutas de navegación, clasificados por tamaño. Cuanto más gruesa sea la ruta de navegación, mayor es su papel en el comercio mundial.
Los resúmenes de puertos incluyen datos sobre el volumen de TEU (Twenty-pie Unidades equivalentes, basados en un contenedor estándar) cada puerto ve anualmente. Para conseguir un verdadero sentido de tamaño de cada puerto, navegar por el paisaje a través de los mapas de satélite embebidos.

LOS 50 PUERTOS MÁS GRANDES DEL MUNDO

INVESTIGACIÓN DEL COMERCIO MUNDIAL

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National Geographic Photographer Faces Off with Giant Leopard Seal

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Imagine you’re on a photo excursion in Antarctica and you come face to face with a giant Leopard seal only to have it open its powerful jaws and grab your camera and head between it’s teeth. Sounds pretty scary considering the massive seal is one of Antarctica’s biggest predators. Listen to National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen as [...]

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Imagina que estás en una excursión en la Antártida y te encuentras cara a cara con un  Leopardo marino gigante sólo para que se abra sus poderosas mandíbulas y agarrar la cámara y la cabeza entre sus dientes. Suena bastante temerario teniendo en cuenta que es uno de los mayores depredadores de la Antártida. Escuche al otógrafo Paul Nicklen de National Geographic

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Hermandad de San Gonzalo. Virgen de la Salud en Campana 2015

Hermandad de San Gonzalo. Virgen de la Salud en Campana 2015. Semana Santa de Sevilla.
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#Illustrator Thomas Lamadieu Continues to Imagine the Strange Inhabitants Living in the #Sky Between #Buildings. #art

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French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu (previously) continues to travel the world to photograph vertical views of the spaces between buildings which he uses as a canvas for his comical illustrations. The gaps between roofs and gutters form the inspiration for different characters who inhabit the irr

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El lustrador francés Thomas Lamadieu (previamente) continúa viajando por el mundo para fotografiar vistas verticales de los espacios entre los edificios que él utiliza como un lienzo para sus ilustraciones cómicas. Las brechas entre los tejados y canalones forman la inspiración de diferentes personajes que habitan el irregular espacio del cielo.

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Magnesium Fights Diabetes: Study

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Magnesium Fights Diabetes: Study

 

It may be the most beneficial nutrient you’re never heard about: magnesium. Past studies have shown it combats everything from heart health to osteoporosis, stroke, memory loss, and depression.

But the latest research adds yet another benefit to magnesium’s greatest hits list — diabetes. A new analysis of studies published in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Food Science reveals dietary magnesium intake combats diabetes and related conditions, such as metabolic syndrome, obesity, high blood pressure, and cholesterol.


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MAGNESIO El más benéfico nutriente ....combate la osteoporosis. pérdida de memoria, depresión, pero las últimas investigaciones añaden otro beneficio para mayor lista de éxitos de magnesio - diabetes. Un nuevo análisis de estudios publicados en la revista Journal of Nutrition & Food Science Humano revela la ingesta de magnesio en la dieta combate la diabetes y afecciones relacionadas, como el síndrome metabólico, la obesidad, la hipertensión arterial y el colesterol.

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Veneto for Expo 2015

Video Istituzione della Regione Veneto per l'Expo 2015 - Institutional video for Expo 2015


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Veneto video intitucional para Expo 2015

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Bio-luminescent glowing planktons in Jervis Bay captured by Andy Hutchinson

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Bioluminescent phytoplanktons are microorganisms which tend to radiate light when under stress. Its a rare phenomenon which has been witnessed on rare occasio…


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BIOLUMINISCENCIA DE FITOPLANKTONS  (MICROORGANISMOS QUE IRRADIAN LUZ),  UN RARO FENÓMENO QUE SUCEDE EN RARAS OCASIONES, CAPTURADO POR ANDY HUTCHINSON.

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Touching Photos of a Family's Special Bond with the Magpie They Rescued

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In late 2013, Australian photographer Cameron Bloom's family found an abandoned magpie chick on the ground in Newport, New South Wales. They took the bird

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A finales de 2013, la familia del fotógrafo australiano Cameron Bloom encontró un polluelo urraca abandonada en el suelo en Newport, Nueva Gales del Sur. 

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From Philip Glass to St Hildegard of Bingen – classical music's 10 best moonlighters

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They’ve been cab drivers, mystics and ornithologists. One was even a prime minister. Meet music’s greatest multi-taskers
To become a leader in any field, specialisation is obligatory.

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Los 10 mejores pluriempleados multidisciplinarios creativos multitarea de la música...

Para llegar a ser un líder en cualquier campo, la especialización es obligatoria. El riesgo de propagación a uno mismo demasiado delgada se perfora en aquellos con múltiples intereses. "No se puede cazar dos liebres al mismo tiempo," el químico Nikolay Zinin dijo a un joven Alexander Borodin, uno de los pluriempleados más conocidas de la música clásica, de sus actividades, tanto en la música y la química. Sin embargo, tal vez impulsado por la pasión o por necesidad económica, la música clásica ha producido algunos multidisciplinarios famosos - que aquí hay una lista de diez mejores pluriempleados de la música clásica.

 

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The 12 Ultimate Sex Symbols Of Yesteryear

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Everyone needs role models -- people we can look up to and emulate such as world leaders, brain surgeons, architectural geniuses, mathematical wizards, artists, rocket scientists, writers ... sex symbols. Here are 12 original sex symbols we can thank...

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LAS 12 ULTIMAS SEX SYMBOLS DE ANTAÑO

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This Louisiana radio station likes their news 'en Franglais'

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For more than half a century, one small commercial radio station has been keeping French alive in the bayous of Louisiana.

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Durante más de medio siglo, una pequeña estación de radio comercial ha mantenido el Francés vivo en los pantanos de Louisiana.

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Eden Eaves's curator insight, March 22, 7:24 PM

Unit 3

Since 1953, this small radio station located in Ville Platte has been working to make sure the French speaking population in Louisiana does not deplete anymore; going from about one million in 1960 to less than 200 thousand in 2010. The station is interactive receiving calls from people sharing stories of their childhood and old memories that relate to the word or phrase of the day.

 

I think this is a great way to preserve the culture and common language of a community in a fun, interesting way that will keep listeners "tuned in" for years to come.   

Alex Lewis's curator insight, March 23, 10:07 AM

This radio station is promoting the cultural history or Louisiana. Louisiana was originally French,  but was given to America in the 1700s. Most people in Louisiana could speak French fluently. Now, only roughly 175,000 native speakers are present. KVPI speaks in French and English, which keeps the French language alive in Louisiana.

                                        -A.L.

Caitlyn Christiansen's curator insight, March 23, 11:47 PM

In Ville Platte, a small, most French speaking town in Louisiana, a radio station, called KVPI (Keeping Ville Platte Informed), is trying hard to keep the language alive. Since French was banned from the classrooms in the 1920s, the decline of the unique Louisiana dialect has increased. KVPI speaks in a combina of English and Louisiana French in hopes to fight the downward trend and pass on the language to many more generations.


This is article is related to cultural patterns and processes through folk culture and language, by addressing these issues and the attempts to solve them. The traditional language of the area, which is part of the folk culture, is being replaced by the common language of the country as a whole, English. The English language has been spread with pop culture across the world through globalization and the smaller languages and cultures are often lost in the switch. KVPI has made it their goal to defend against that, so the unique folk culture of Louisiana will continue.

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La Sociedad de la Información - YouTube

La tecnología está cambiando nuestras vidas. Juntos, tratamos de entender cómo.
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FUENTE: EL MAPA DIGITAL

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Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel (Live In Milan)

Depeche Mode  are an English electronic band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted ofDave Gahan (lead vocals, occasional songwriter since 2005), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (keyboards), and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81). Depeche Mode released their debut record in 1981, Speak & Spell, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Clarke left the band after the release of the album, leaving the band as a trio to record A Broken Frame, released the following year. Gore took over lead songwriting duties and, later in 1982, Alan Wilder (keyboards, drums, occasional songwriter) officially joined the band to fill Clarke's spot, establishing a line up that would continue for the next thirteen years.

The band's last albums of the 1980s, Black Celebration and Music for the Masses, established them as a dominant force on the mainstream electronic music scene. A highlight of this era was the band's concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl where they drew a crowd in excess of 60,000 people. In the new decade, Depeche Mode released Violator, catapulting them to massive mainstream success. The subsequent album, Songs of Faith and Devotion, and the supporting Devotional Tour exacerbated tensions within the band to the point where Alan Wilder quit in 1995, leading to intense media and fan speculation that the band would split. Now a trio once again, the band released Ultra in 1997, recorded at the height of Gahan's near-fatal drug abuse, Gore's alcoholism and Fletcher's depression. The release of Exciter confirmed Depeche Mode's willingness to remain together, the subsequent, and very successful, Exciter Tour being their first tour in support of an original album in eight years since the Devotional Tour, although the band had toured in 1998 to support The Singles 86>98 compilation album.

Depeche Mode have had fifty songs in the UK Singles Chart and thirteen top 10 albums in the UK charts, two of which debuted at No. 1. Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the most commercially successful electronic bands and one of the world's best-selling bands in music history.

Q magazine calls Depeche Mode "the most popular electronic band the world has ever known" and included the band in the list of the "50 Bands That Changed the World!"

 

http://www.depechemode.com/


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Los padres del rock electrónico electronic rock´s fathers.
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Bewitched by the magic of Venice Carnival

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The emotions and the colors of Venice Carnival as seen through its masks.

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