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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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Scoop.it - SigalonValley - Search - Followed - Followers - DailyMagazine - RobinGood - Blog - L'Info Autrement - ToLongToRead - Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET - Buzz Actu

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Scoop.itOnTheWeb - Featured - Popular -  Technology - SpaceExploration - Music - ContentCuration - Health - Medicine - Internet - Society - Activism - Politics - Environment - Agriculture - SocialMedia - Photography - ComputerScience - Programming - Green&Sustainability - Design - Science - Culture - NonProfits - Food&Beverage - LifeStyle - Mobile - Auto&Motorcycle - Innovation - Architecture - Psychology - Communications - DIY - DataVisualization - Electronics - Economy - Finance - Geography - History - Journalism - Literature - Religion - Research - VideoAudio - TV -  

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Visit the Sigalon Soup.io (http://sigalon.soup.io), a good source for content curation.

 

As of today, 2014-01-01, the Sigalon Soup has been viewed more than 66,000 times, by more than 25,000 visitors from 159 countries.

 

The Sigalon Soup and the related Soups are news aggregators.

To follow the most recent information on a specific topic, click on an item, -Soup-, in the list specified below.

Each topic contains information from a number of selected RSS feeds, as well as direct links to some relevant sites.

Below the heading "Account" in each Soup, you find icons pointing to the sources from which the RSS feeds are obtained. By clicking on an icon, you can go directly to such a source.

 

See the Sigalon Scoop.it Soup (http://sigalonscoopit.soup.io)

 

See the List of Current Specific Topics in this Document:

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Apple Watch review - CNET

Apple Watch review - CNET | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
THE GOOD The Apple Watch is a beautifully constructed, compact smartwatch. It's feature-packed, with solid fitness software, hundreds of apps, and the ability to send and receive calls via an iPhone.

THE BAD Battery barely lasts a day and recharge time is slow; most models and configurations cost more than they should; requires an iPhone 5 or later to work; interface can be confusing; sometimes slow to communicate with a paired iPhone.

THE BOTTOM LINE The Apple Watch is the most ambitious, well-constructed smartwatch ever seen, but first-gen shortfalls make it feel more like a fashionable toy than a necessary tool.
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6 ways mushrooms can save the world: Paul Stamets on TED.com

6 ways mushrooms can save the world: Paul Stamets on TED.com | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Mycologist Paul Stamets studies mycelium and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world. Cleaning polluted soil, creating new insecticides, treating smallpox and maybe even the flu … in 18 minutes, he doesn’t get all the way through his list, but he has plenty of time to blow your mind. An audience favorite at TED2008. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 17:44.)
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Energy Storage on Flipboard

Energy Storage on Flipboard | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
By Anton Prodanovic, Ph.D. | We're witnessing an unprecedented, unstoppable surge in the development, as well as grid integration, of various novel technologies for energy storage.
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Wind Energy on Flipboard

Wind Energy on Flipboard | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
By Anton Prodanovic, Ph.D. | Wind energy is now the fastest-growing source of power generation... Catch the wind! Harness the wind!!
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Solar Energy on Flipboard

Solar Energy on Flipboard | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
By Anton Prodanovic, Ph.D. | Sunshine, our greatest source of nearly endless, practically free and exceptionally safe energy, is harvest-ready. Why on Earth don't we use more of it?!
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Anton Prodanovic, Ph.D. on Flipboard

Anton Prodanovic, Ph.D. on Flipboard | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
@AntonPro | 31,877 Articles | 19 Magazines | 4,781 Followers | Executive, Engineer, Scientist - broad expertise and global experience in the key areas of Energy, Engineering and Environment.
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How to Hack the Placebo Effect

How to Hack the Placebo Effect | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Research on the placebo effect is ramping up across the world because it proves the amazing power of the mind in health…
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Steam Not Stem | Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics

Our mission is to have business leaders, arts professionals, educators and others work together to educate governments, the public and the media to the need for return- ing Arts to the national curricula. China and others have determined, as we must, that STEAM education is a national priority issue.
Together we can demonstrate that Arts is a necessary adjunct to STEM "by connecting the dots" for all constituents -
Arts education is a key to creativity, and
Creativity is an essential component of, and spurs innovation, and
Innovation is, agreed to be necessary to create new industries in the future, and
New industries, with their jobs, are the basis of our future economic wellbeing.
A win-win situation – low cost – job growth and insuring the future
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Angry Cat: Meet the moody monster moggy, in pictures

Angry Cat: Meet the moody monster moggy, in pictures | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
"I'm Angry Cat... who the hell are you?"
Garfi, the nine-year-old Persian, looks like he is staring into your soul and doesn't like what he sees. "Contrary to his evil expression, Garfi is a wonderful cat," says owner Hulya Ozkok, 46, from Istanbul, Turkey. "But he has his own rules. If you don't follow his rules, he is quick to get angry."
Here's a look inside Garfi's photo scrapbook...
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National Garlic Day: our very best garlic recipes

National Garlic Day: our very best garlic recipes | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Usually at Telegraph Towers, we roll our eyes at dedicated food days. National Ice cream for Breakfast day? Puh-lease. World Pasta Day? No need to celebrate that - it's pasta day every day in our kitchens.
Most of the time, these days are little more than PR stunts, cooked up by manufacturers and trade bodies to whip up a little bit of media interest about foodstuffs we all take for granted.
But one or two we can get onboard with, if only because we love the food in question so very, very much.
Today is National Garlic Day. Garlic is one of the kitchen's superstars. First eaten about 6,000 years ago, it's a crucial part of cuisines all over the world, from Italian to Chinese. Its pungent intensity somehow adds both sweetness and savoury depth to dishes, be it a single clove in a pasta dish or a whole bulb stuffed inside a roasted chicken.
It's also a powerhouse of health benefits: studies have suggesed that garlic can reduce cholesterol, be more effecitve than antibiotics and even lower blood pressure.
Here are our favourite garlic recipes. We reckon it's worth risking stinky breath.
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Graphene device makes ultrafast light to energy conversion possible

Graphene device makes ultrafast light to energy conversion possible | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Converting light to electricity is one of the pillars of modern electronics, with the process essential for the operation of everything from solar cells and TV remote control receivers through to laser communications and astronomical telescopes. These devices rely on the swift and effective operation of this technology, especially in scientific equipment, to ensure the most efficient conversion rates possible. In this vein, researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (Institut de Ciències Fotòniques/ICFO) in Barcelona have demonstrated a graphene-based photodetector they claim converts light into electricity in less than 50 quadrillionths of a second.

Graphene has already been identified as a superior substance for the transformation of photons to electrical current, even in the infrared part of the spectrum. However, prior to the ICFO research, it was unclear exactly how fast graphene would react when subjected to ultra-rapid bursts of light energy.

To test the speed of conversion, the ICFO team – in collaboration with scientists from MIT and the University of California, Riverside – utilized an arrangement consisting of graphene film layers set up as a p-n (positive-negative) junction semiconductor, a sub-50 femtosecond, titanium-sapphire, pulse-shaped laser to provide the ultrafast flashes of light, along with an ultra-sensitive pulse detector to capture the speed of conversion to electrical energy.
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Shoes That Grow: Guy Invents Sandals That’ll Grow 5 Sizes In 5 Years To Help Millions Of Poor Children

Sometimes, the simplest invention can change millions of lives. That’s the goal of The Shoe That Grows, a sandal invented by inventor Kenton Lee that can adjust its size, allowing children in impoverished nations to grow up without having to go barefoot. The shoes, which come in catch-all Small and Large sizes, can grow 5 sizes and last at least 5 years.
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The Earth in 2050

The Earth in 2050 | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Since the dawn of human history, we have been destroying the natural world at an ever-increasing rate. Now, as human numbers grow, we face an ecological crisis. Mother Nature is resilient, but the time is fast approaching when she will be battered beyond her ability to restore herself. We must make a choice.
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Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks - BBC News

Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks - BBC News | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Ceremonies have been held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
The presidents of France and Russia joined other leaders for the memorial in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.
Armenia says up to 1.5 million people died, a figure disputed by Turkey.
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Google Introduces Wireless Service Called Project Fi

Google Introduces Wireless Service Called Project Fi | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Now you can Google a phone call.

On Wednesday, Google unveiled its long-awaited phone service, called Project Fi, putting the search giant in competition with Verizon, AT&T and other wireless service providers. In addition to new turf, the service is an attempt to blend several communication tools and the multiplying ways of calling people — cellular calls, online calls like those offered by Skype — into a single phone number and service.
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Geothermal Energy on Flipboard

Geothermal Energy on Flipboard | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
By Anton Prodanovic, Ph.D. | Our Earth is a sleeping power giant, now being aroused, gently. Its enormous thermal energy is still barely used. What are we waiting for?
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Renewing Energy on Flipboard

Renewing Energy on Flipboard | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
By Anton Prodanovic, Ph.D. | Renewable energy sources are rapidly evolving... Their glamour, lure and importance are supreme!
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Step Inside The 10 Best Green Buildings of 2015

Step Inside The 10 Best Green Buildings of 2015 | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
When the American Institute of Architects first started handing out annual awards for sustainable architecture 19 years ago, green buildings were still somewhat rare.

Now, the opposite is true: Most new architecture contains at least some sustainable design features. If you use solar panels or harvest rainwater, you're not going to make any headlines. If you're not using any ... what are you doing? So the 2015 edition of the AIA's Committee on the Environment Top Ten Awards includes buildings that all go much farther than usual—in most cases, by piling on a laundry list of design choices that are better for the environment. Here are this year's winners.
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Climate Shift on Flipboard

Climate Shift on Flipboard | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
By Anton Prodanovic, Ph.D. | “We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it” (Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State). The climate change, clear & present, is a global problem that must be addressed locally - NOW!
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Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it on Flipboard

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Our Education System is not so much “Broken” – as it is Totally Outdated!

The US education system does what it was designed to do – the problem is that it was formed over 100 years ago in a different time – for a different need – in a different world economy – to satisfy a different life style – using the then available technology.
The US education system has not changed significantly in over 100 years but the world has!
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Japan's magnetically levitated vehicle train sets new speed record

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Japan’s magnetically levitated (maglev) train has set a new speed record, hitting 366.61mph on a test track.
Central Japan Railway Co., which is developing a vehicle that it sees as the long-distance, mass transportation system of the future, is aiming to break the 600km per hour (372.82mph) in more tests scheduled for next week.
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P1

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I ett samtal med Martin Wicklin berättar Hans Blix om pressen från USA under tiden för sökandet efter massförstörelsevapen, om hur han ser på dagens världskonflikter och om sparrisklubben i Cambridge.
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World’s Most Patient Pet Owner Walks His Giant Tortoise Through Streets Of Tokyo

World’s Most Patient Pet Owner Walks His Giant Tortoise Through Streets Of Tokyo | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Residents in Tokyo have recently reported several sightings of possibly the most patient pet-walker in the world: an elderly man who takes his enormous African spurred tortoise (or sulcata) out for walks around the town.
Judging by the tortoise’s size, the mysterious pair has probably been together for a very long time, and the tortoise always plods faithfully by its owner’s side. It even tolerates the occasional silly costume!
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Jan Johansson: Emigrantvisa - YouTube

Emigrantvisa (trad.) Live @ STV Studio, Stockholm 1961. Jan Johansson - piano Rune Gustafsson - guitar Gunnar Johnsson - bass Ingvar Callmer - drums Song als...
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