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Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform

Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
New research indicates that Instagram is poised for a big take-off. Will it be the next big thing?

 

A few weeks ago I professed my love for Instagram and predicted that this easy photo-sharing app would soar. Now, new data from The Social Habit seems to confirm that Instagram is poised for a breakout.

Of the Americans surveyed who currently use a social media platform, only 18 percent currently have a profile on Instagram. That’s paltry compared to Facebook (94%) or Twitter (47%). But here are four reasons why Instagram could explode in 2013.

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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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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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Jon Rappoport's Blog

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Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for 30 years.

He has written articles on politics, health, media, culture and art for LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, Village Voice, Nexus, CBS Healthwatch, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe.

In 1982, the LA Weekly submitted his name for a Pulitzer prize, for his interview with the president of El Salvador University, where the military had taken over the campus.

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Swiss Drones Deliver Mail, Valve Sells Steam Mods, & More… [Tech News Digest]

Swiss Drones Deliver Mail, Valve Sells Steam Mods, & More… [Tech News Digest] | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Drones will be delivering packages to homes this summer, with the Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, using a company called Matternet to carry out early tests. According to TechCrunch, this is being treated as a proof of concept “to clarify the legal framework, consider local conditions and explore the technical and business capabilities of the drones.”
Matternet will be using its ONE drones to deliver the packages to homes in Switzerland. These drones can carry packages weighing up to 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) about 20 kilometers on a single charge. Which is actually rather limiting, but still workable in certain areas. Matternet has experience piloting drones in real-world situations, having already used the tech to deliver medicine and supplies in Haiti.
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Blood Test for Early Cancer Detection | MIT Technology Review

Everything about China is big, including its cancer problem. In some wealthier cities, like Beijing, cancer is now believed to be the most frequent killer. Air pollution, high rates of smoking, and notorious “cancer villages” scarred by industrial pollution are increasing death rates around the country. Liver cancer in particular is four times as prevalent as it is in the West, in part because one in 14 people in China carry hepatitis B, which puts them at risk. Of all the people worldwide who die of cancer each year, some 27 percent are Chinese.
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Is This Weird 3-Story Solar Powered Jet The Airliner Of The Future?

Is This Weird 3-Story Solar Powered Jet The Airliner Of The Future? | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
By design the Progress Eagle is a plane that couldn’t work today. The body relies on stronger, better, and cheaper graphene than currently exists, as well as fuel cells and energy technologies that aren't advanced enough to make the giant plane work yet. But Viñals hopes that materials science will advance enough by the 2030s to realize the vehicle. He also wants the Eagle to have some kind of futuristic tool for “clearing” the atmosphere--by capturing harmful atmospheric particles like C02. No word on how that device would work, however.
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The Earth in 2050

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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

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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

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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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No More Fake News Jon Rappoport Investigative Reporter

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Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for over 30 years.
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GMO war in Hawaii: EPA liars on parade

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GMO war in Hawaii: EPA liars on parade

EPA testimony on Monsanto pesticides

by Jon Rappoport

April 27, 2015
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Dark Chocolate Cake With Rich Chocolate Frosting/Icing Recipe

Dark Chocolate Cake With Rich Chocolate Frosting/Icing Recipe | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
I Love Chocolate!

I believe many would say the same thing. But until recently, I did not know that not all chocolates are created equal. I read studies that "dark" chocolate contains cocoa phenols which have shown to lower blood pressure. Not to mention it is rich in anti-oxidants which help fight free radicals, destructive molecules which contribute to heart disease and other ailments.
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Audi have successfully made diesel fuel from carbon dioxide and water

Audi have successfully made diesel fuel from carbon dioxide and water | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
German car manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel, made solely from water, carbon dioxide and renewable energy sources. And the crystal clear 'e-diesel' is already being used to power the Audi A8 owned by the country’s Federal Minister of Education and Research, Johanna Wanka.

The creation of the fuel is a huge step forward for sustainable transport, but the fact that it’s being backed by an automotive giant is even more exciting. Audi has now set up a pilot plant in Dresden, Germany, operated by clean tech company Sunfire, which will pump out 160 litres of the synthetic diesel every day in the coming months.
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How Google's Nest Will Make Residential Solar 'Smarter'

How Google's Nest Will Make Residential Solar 'Smarter' | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Nest, best known for its fancy-looking “learning thermostat,” has dabbled in the energy business. For starters, its thermostat can save you a hundred or so dollars a year by more efficiently heating or cooling your home based on your schedule. Also, Nest has established partnerships with utilities that give them access to Nest devices for customers who opt-ion and allow them to manage energy loads at peak times.

Now Nest is getting into the solar business. The company, which was acquired by Google GOOGL -1.65% in 2014 for $3.2 billion in cash, last week said it would be giving free thermostats to the next 10,000 customers in California who buy a SolarCity SCTY +2.02% system. More important, SolarCity will be able to tap into those thermostats through the “Work with Nest” program to tailor energy production to household power demands.
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Fact Beats Fiction: The Best TV Shows Teaching Science

Fact Beats Fiction: The Best TV Shows Teaching Science | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
We could all stand to learn a little more science. Science governs our day-to-day lives, and understanding how the world works is one way to be more appreciative of everything around us, both now and in the future.
Arguably, the most interesting ideas in science are those that occur in the field of science fiction, mostly because those are the kinds of ideas that we’ve yet to see with our own eyes. After all, who wouldn’t be flabbergasted by a real-life hologram experience, as seen on Star Trek?
But science fiction is still fiction, and sometimes fact is wilder than fiction. Rather than fawning over what could be, we should be marveling at what we already know. The next time you turn on your TV, consider watching these real science shows instead. You won’t regret it.
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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

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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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