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Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog - In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT !

Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog  -  In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT ! | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Oscar Wilde

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There’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters

There’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Visualization of a very wavy northern hemisphere jet stream. Credit: NASA

It may be the timeliest -- and most troubling -- idea in climate science.

Back in 2012, two researchers with a particular interest in the Arctic, Rutgers' Jennifer Francis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Stephen Vavrus, published apaper called "Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes." In it, they suggested that the fact that the Arctic is warming so rapidly is leading to an unexpected but profound effect on the weather where the vast majority of us live -- a change that, if their theory is correct, may have something to do with the extreme winter weather the U.S. has seen lately.

In their paper, Francis and Vavrus suggested that a rapidly warming Arctic should interfere with the jet stream, the river of air high above us that flows eastward around the northern hemisphere and brings with it our weather. Sometimes, the jet stream flows relatively directly from west to east; but other times, it takes long, wavy loops, as in the image above. And according to Francis and Vavrus, Arctic warming should make the jet stream more wavy and loopy on average – some have called it “drunk” -- with dramatic weather consequences.

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Ancestry.com Reconstructs Genomes Of 19th-Century Couples Using Customers' DNA

Ancestry.com Reconstructs Genomes Of 19th-Century Couples Using Customers' DNA | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
There are so many Speegle descendants that a family-history website was able to reconstruct portions of Speegle's genome using only data from its customers.
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How to Fix Mac Boot-Up Problems in Recovery Mode

How to Fix Mac Boot-Up Problems in Recovery Mode | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Recovery is a set of tools you can depend on in a rare emergency — typically when something drastic stops you getting into OS X. It looks a lot like OS X proper, but its capabilities are limited to essential maintenance tools that help you get up and running after a critical problem. It’s even possible to download and reinstall the whole operating system.
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Can Spotify save the music industry? CEO says the service could help end piracy

Can Spotify save the music industry? CEO says the service could help end piracy | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Spotify is embroiled in a highly public war of words with pop star Taylor Swift, who recently pulled her music catalog from the site, calling Spotify a “grand experiment” that devalues music. And that’s just fine with Founder and CEO Daniel Ek.

In a recent interview with Billboard, the charismatic young leader of one of the world’s biggest streaming services claims the rift with Swift put Spotify in the spotlight, helping to differentiate the service from the other big player in the streaming game, Pandora. Far from a source of all that’s wrong with music today, Ek sees his service as the key to bringing the industry back to its former glory.
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Russia hikes key rate to 17% after record rouble tumble

Russia hikes key rate to 17% after record rouble tumble | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
MOSCOW: The Russian central bank early Tuesday (Dec 16) announced a dramatic hike of its key interest rate from 10.5 per cent to 17 per cent after the rouble plunged to a fresh record low.

"This decision is aimed at limiting substantially increased rouble depreciation risks and inflation risks," the central bank said in a statement posted on its website early Tuesday morning Moscow time. The ruble on Monday suffered a mini-crash, falling by 9.5 per cent in a single day despite repeated interventions by the central bank, with the latest apparently taking effect on Monday afternoon.
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Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services (Library of Congress)

Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services (Library of Congress) | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services at the Library of Congress
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Discover the riches of the British Library

Discover the riches of the British Library | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The British Library Online Gallery. Use these pages to view over 30,000 images.
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GREEN (Palm Oil Deforestation) - Documentary by Patrick Rouxel - YouTube

Palme, une huile qui fait tache Diffusé le : 02 Juin 2013 à 20:36 Durée : 53 min Chips, biscottes, soupes en sachet, biscuits ou encore viennoiseries, l'huil...
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Vivre sans huile de palme

Vivre sans huile de palme J'ai tenu mon pari : ne plus consommer d'huile de palme et ses dérivés pendant un an (juillet 2011-juillet 2012).
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Nepal's "Living Goddess": Kumari

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Nepal's "Living Goddess": Kumari Many nations have their beauty queens. In Nepal, the Kumari -- or "Living Goddess" -- takes female perfection to the highest level: worship. There are several Kumar...
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Future: Humans

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Future: Humans holds nothing back as it begins in a fury of scientific fact and unhinged matter of fact attitude. As the documentary moves along, its style of storytelling feels similar to that of the History Channel mini-series Mankind: The Story of All of Us.
The difference being that while that mini-series shows us how humanity has always been similar to what it is today through the years, and has changed largely due to the use of new tools and technology combined with significant historical events (most of which became significant because of the advent and use of modern technologies such as gunpowder, and eventually guns), Future: Humans focuses on evolution, or more to the point conscious evolution, that continues still today.
Conscious evolution may seem like a new age theory but when you examine the facts you may have new questions as far as how in control we've been of our development, even if that control was only gained by coincidence. It is also worth noting that while the focus of this documentary is largely rooted in science as opposed to history, it follows things as linearly as possible, while effectively explaining why everything can't be conveniently explained in a timeline or family tree.
Also worth noting, is the fact that even though this documentary doesn't use history as a way of delving into our differences and establishing our significant similarities, it can't escape the dialogue that says all human beings will always be more similar than different, even in the confides of examining who we are solely through the genome.
The soundtrack to the film is jarring, and the visuals are consistently stimulating. The choice of narration however, is remarkably unstimulating in that the film's producers have obviously decided that the best way to go was with the typical science documentary style narrative voice and tone, free of diversion.
A variety of experts from Nobel Prize winners, to biologist provide their knowledge and opinion while delving into the questions posed in Future: Humans, and the film is surprisingly full of possibility, wonder, and inspiration, while also delivering perspective shaking but widely un-controversial facts of life that may cause discomfort for some just as much as it does inspiration for others. Either way you look at it, this documentary earns its keep when it comes to both entertainment and education value.
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What you will and won’t be able to do now that Obama is opening relations with Cuba

What you will and won’t be able to do now that Obama is opening relations with Cuba | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The end of the Cuban embargo won't do much for the economy, but it is a victory for sanity.
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Trekking in Nepal

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Trekking in Nepal The first day of trekking in Nepal was exhilarating. At first I thought I was not going to keep up with the rest of the group. I started out at the front of the line just behind o...
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Volvo gets closer to a zero-emission car with its new three-cylinder engine

Volvo gets closer to a zero-emission car with its new three-cylinder engine | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Volvo, the Swedish automaker that wants to have a zero-fatality car by 2020, is also looking to fully eliminate emissions while maintaining real-world performance. The company has taken a big step in that direction by developing a three-cylinder engine that recently entered testing.

The small displacement power plant will be used for the company’s Drive-E engines, which is the heart of Volvo’s plug-in hybrid powertrain. Producing 180 horsepower on its own, the three-cylinder is being developed to work primarily on the automaker’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform.

Michael Fleiss, the Vice President of Powertrains at Volvo says that it can also make its way into the 60 series cars when combined with the advanced turbo technology that the company has been developing. This combination will also keep in step with Euro seven emission targets.
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Koenigsegg’s U.S.-bound 1,140-hp Agera R targets Bugatti Veyron … and jet fighters

Koenigsegg’s U.S.-bound 1,140-hp Agera R targets Bugatti Veyron … and jet fighters | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Currently, the only Swedish cars available new in the United States wear a Volvo emblem on the radiator grille. A second Swedish automaker is about to join the party, and it’s not the moribund one that is known for building Griffin-badged cars in Trollhättan.

Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has announced plans to return to the U.S. after a brief hiatus with two fully street-legal models. The first will be the Agera, a low-slung V8-powered supercar available in S tune with 1,040 horsepower or in R tune with a mighty 1,140 horsepower. The Agera R (pictured) can reach 62 mph from a stop in 2.8 seconds – nearly on par with a Bugatti Veyron – before going on to a top speed of about 273 mph.
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Everything You Need To Know About Wikipedia And More

Everything You Need To Know About Wikipedia And More | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is one of the most famous sites on the Internet. The world's favorite encyclopedia made a humble beginning in 2001. Today, it's informative, as well as controversial, and having a page there is highly sought after. It's quite simply the Encyclopedia Britannica on steroids, covering every conceivable subject. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia in which anybody can…
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Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List | Content Marketing Forum

Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List | Content Marketing Forum | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools, and accompanying map, is comprised of both business grade tools that can support organizations’ content marketing strategies, as well as personal curation tools that can be used by individuals for hobbyist or organizational purposes.
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Eyewitness | World news | The Guardian

Eyewitness | World news | The Guardian | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The latest photographs from the Guardian's centre page Eyewitness spread
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Quietmusic - December 14 (Hour 2 excerpt)

Here's an excerpt from Hour Two of the 12/14 Quietmusic show. If you want to hear more, become a subscriber to the program and receive the full three-hour downloadable show each week: http://quietmusic.com/qm-plus

(Start time / Title / Artist / Album title)
00:18 / Acid Bells (Martyn's Dark mix) / Efdemin / Efdemin
04:54 / Waiting in Vain (Bill Laswell dub mix) / Bob Marley / Dreams of Freedom: Ambient Translations
09:26 / Saint Tom / Brian Eno / Music For Films, Vol 3
12:40 / G.B.U. / Tom Sc
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How young minds may create a new energy revolution

How young minds may create a new energy revolution | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Photosynthesis is how every plant on Earth creates energy from water, carbon dioxide and sunlight. But it’s not just plants that can do it.

Artificial photosynthesis, where sunlight is used to convert carbon dioxide to other forms of energy, is currently being researched. The benefits could be enormous – such as reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and removing carbon from the atmosphere. But the devices built so far require rare and expensive elements such as platinum and ruthenium.

Professor Harry Gray, who set up Harry’s Solar Army to try and beat global warming, says some of the thousands of students who have signed up to the army have beaten distinguished scientists to come up with ways to create photosynthesis using simple, cheap chemicals.
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Infographic: Today's Digital Patient | mHealth:...

Infographic: Today's Digital Patient | mHealth:... | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The digital patient is here. From pre-screening potential doctors to viewing their treatment information and tracking their fitness/health data, the digital patient is increasingly embracing mobile health to improve their well-being. Check out the latest infographic from CDW Healthcare to learn a...
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