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Ένα (και όχι μόνο) wiki για το μάθημα του 2εξ Κοινωνία της Γνώσης και της Πληροφορίας ΣΧΜ ΕΜΠ
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E-Waste by the Numbers: Infographic

E-Waste by the Numbers: Infographic | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Tech enthusiasts like ourselves tend to spend more on electronics and upgrade more often than the average consumer, but as tech has grown more mainstream than ever, and with product cycles accelerated on the mobile market, electronic waste is becoming an equally expanding issue.

 

There is a lack of consensus as to whether the term (e-waste) should apply to resale, reuse, and refurbishing industries, or only to product that cannot be used for its intended purpose. Informal processing of electronic waste in developing countries may cause serious health and pollution problems, though these countries are also most likely to reuse and repair electronics.

All electronic scrap components may contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. Even in developed countries recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve significant risk to workers and communities and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaching of material such as heavy metals from landfills and incinerator ashes.


This infographic puts e-waste figures in perspective...

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Olive Ventures's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:29 AM

If you're from Singapore and need to recycle your e-waste: http://oliveventures.com.sg/act/2012/08/29/e-waste-recycling-in-singapore/

Eduardo Pinilla Gil's curator insight, May 31, 2014 12:04 PM

Una infografía sobre la basura electrónica, una fuente de contaminación creciente

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ChemDraw Magic 2 - More Tips and Tricks on ChemBioDraw13 (HD with subtitles)

Watch in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSZI8rh6sNY&fmt=22 PerkinElmer Informatics: http://www.perkinelmer.com/informatics Make sure you check out these ...

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NatProdChem's curator insight, February 19, 2013 7:35 PM

Yay ChemDraw addictz here come's more from the wizzard ! Enjoy !

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ideasLog

ideasLog is a planning web application. ideasLog is a lean, smart and significantly more effective way to collaborate together to achieve all your goals.

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:22 AM
ideasLog is a student-mentor project collaboration toolthat lets you
Manage all your college projects and achieve better results!
 
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SAGA Educators | Where Does Blended Learning Fit?

SAGA Educators | Where Does Blended Learning Fit? | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Lectures, demonstrations, reading and practice worksheets are those components of  traditional school that many students (and teachers) do not find as memorable or engaging. Sadly for some, many aspects of a traditional classroom can now be accomplished automatically using online technology. That means changes to instruction need to be made, less classrooms get wholly supplanted by computers.


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Perspectives in Chemistry—Steps towards Complex Matter

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Chemistry is progressively unraveling the processes that underlie the evolution of matter towards states of higher complexity and the generation of novel features along the way by self-organization under the pressure of information. Chemistry has evolved from molecular to supramolecular to become adaptive chemistry by way of constitutional dynamics, which allow for adaptation, through component selection in an equilibrating set. Dynamic systems can be represented by weighted dynamic networks that define the agonistic and antagonistic relationships between the different constituents linked through component exchange. Such networks can be switched through amplification/up-regulation of the best adapted/fittest constituent(s) in a dynamic set. Accessing higher level functions such as training, learning, and decision making represent future lines of development for adaptive chemical systems.

 

Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Lehn

Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Article first published online: 18 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201208397


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NatProdChem's curator insight, February 19, 2013 8:11 PM

Pr. Lehn's exciting conclusion :

 


Angewandte Chemie, Applied Chemistry! All too often is
chemistry considered as a mere utilitarian activity, barely
a science, when it is not despised…It must be “green”, it must
answer the questions raised by society, it must store the CO2
that others have produced, it must provide the solutions to
problems that others have generated, and so on … It is great
to be considered so resourceful, but is that really all chemistry
is about?
Some time ago, a science writer from one of those socalled
“high-impact” journals, told me that he was writing an
essay on the big questions in science, noting, in words on
which I am expanding: the physicists proclaim, we are trying
to unravel the laws of the universe. A big question, indeed.
The biologists say, we are unraveling the rules of life. A big
question, too. What are the chemists doing? They are
producing new molecules, novel materials, useful drugs;
fine, very nice, and of much help, but, where is the big
question?

 

My answer was in substance: “Wait a minute,
maybe chemistry is in charge of the biggest question of all,
and that is: How does and did matter become complex?

 

How is it, that from divided, to condensed, to organized, to living,
and on to thinking matter, the universe produced an entity
that is able to ask about the origin of the very universe from
which it emerged and about its own coming about? An entity
able, in a radical short cut, to interrogate the universe itself
from which it is born? Relativity theory, quantum physics,
fantastic advances of science, but how is it that an Albert
Einstein, a Max Planck, and so many other great scientists
(and artists, and others …) of all types could arise? And the
answer to this BIG question is: by self-organization! It
happened by itself, on the basis of the laws of the universe.
But how? And here the answer to the how, also answers the
why. It is the task of chemistry to decipher what lies behind
this word, to fill in the steps that progressively led to matter of
increasing complexity, to find out how new properties
emerged at each level, to look beyond at what higher forms
of complex matter are there to be evolved, to be created in the
minds and hands of the scientists. Thus, chemistry builds the
bridge between the laws of the universe and their specific
expressions in life and thought (Figure 2). The goal is to
discover, understand, and implement the processes that
govern the evolution of matter towards increasing complexity,
from particles to thoughts. Here we come back to the
beginning (Figures 1–3) to look into the future.
On the occasion of the International Year of Chemistry,
2011, the French Physical Society asked me for a brief general
text for their magazine Reflets de la Physique. I concluded,
somewhat provocatively, that Chemistry is to Physics what
a Beethoven quartet is to the laws of acoustics! And so,
forward to the next 125 years …

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Free Online Certificate Courses & MOOCs from Great Universities: A Complete List

Free Online Certificate Courses & MOOCs from Great Universities: A Complete List | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Discover 200+ free online courses by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc. Most offer
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Love Learning's curator insight, February 20, 2013 7:02 AM

This is an amazing resource for finding lots of free stuff!!  There are two great courses starting in March:  1) Foundations of Business Strategy and 2) Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations.

 

Why not give one of them a try and let us know how you get on??

claire butterworth's curator insight, April 19, 2013 10:52 AM

This is an amazing resource for finding lots of free courses...

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The Potentially World-Changing New Feature in Google's Project Glass

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Google Glass posted a new video today, inching ever closer to a real product. The video might not show the final user interface, but this is the first time that we’re seeing something that looks realistic, usable, and practical. 

 

Unobtrusive is the watchword here. Most of the action takes place in the upper-right hand corner of your field of vision with simple, translucent text and pictures. The gist is this: you say “ok glass, (do a thing)” and it does. We see people making calls, taking pictures, looking up Wikipedia articles, reading directions and more. Most of these people are doing much cooler things than we will ever do – Kendo, fire juggling and hot-air ballooning, for a few – but one can imagine the practicality even in our own boring lives.

 

There’s one feature in there that stands out – translation. In the video, we see a simple test. A man asks Glass for a single word translation, and it speaks it to him. In that basic form, translation is straightforward, practical, and fun. But imagining the potential of carrying around a robust, effective translator with us wherever you go has dizzying implications. Instant translation with Glass, if it could be made to work, has the potential to be a world-changing technology. Maybe there could be a more functional version of “Word Lens,” translating signs wherever you look. In a true vision of a sci-fi future, you could imagine someone speaking to you and the text appearing on screen. Or even being spoken to you with a bone-conduction speaker. Realizing just a small portion of those fantasies could break apart barriers and further shrink the world, in a good way.


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PLOS ONE : accelerating the publication of peer-reviewed science

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PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Self-presence in Second Life: How having a slim alter-ego online could help you lose weight

Self-presence in Second Life: How having a slim alter-ego online could help you lose weight | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Fans of virtual reality games are often stereotyped as geeky introverts.

 

But scientists say having an electronic doppelganger could actually improve a person’s health and appearance.

 

Harnessing the power of the virtual world could even lead to new forms of obesity treatment, according to the team from the University of Missouri.

 

In a recent study they found that people who most strongly identified with their online persona, or avatar, the more it could influence their behaviour in real life.


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Andreas Kuswara's comment, March 19, 2013 11:23 PM
I wander what would be the impact if the person had created their alter-ego can’t change themselves to it? They have successfully experimented with their new self, like it, like it very much even, but then unable to change themselves into that. Could this impose a greater risk?
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The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building”

The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building” | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
I have been been talking to a number of different organisations recently about the future of the L&D department and in doing so have been building on the diagram I shared in a recent post - whe...

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David Bramley's curator insight, February 22, 2013 4:20 PM

This series of posts is important, as the revolution in learning is still at an early stage in most organisations.  L&D professionals will need to be the early adopters who lead by example and provide the tools and resources to empower individuals to make the change

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Open Data Day 2013 !

Open Data Day 2013 ! | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Το Σάββατο 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2013 γιορτάζεται η παγκόσμια ημέρα για τα ανοιχτά δεδομένα (www.opendataday.org/>;) με ταυτόχρονες εκδηλώσεις<http://wiki.opendataday.org/2013/City_Events>; σε όλο τον κόσμο.

Στην Ελλάδα το Open Data Day 2013 διοργανώνεται από την  Εταιρεία Ελεύθερου Λογισμικού / Λογισμικού Ανοιχτού Κώδικα<http://www.eellak.gr/>; (ΕΕΛ/ΛΑΚ) και το Ινστιτούτο Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων<http://www.imis.athena-innovation.gr/>; του Ερευνητικού Κέντρου «Αθηνά»<http://www.athena-innovation.gr/>, με την υποστήριξη του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών<http://www.uoa.gr/>; και του Ερευνητικού έργου MODAP<http://www.modap.org/>.

Το Open Data Day 2013 θα διοργανωθεί στο κτήριο «Κωστής Παλαμάς» του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών από τις 10.00 π.μ. έως τις 16.00 μ.μ.


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Πρόγραμμα CONNECTING FOR CARING (Συν-Φροντίζω)

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Τα Σχολεία μας συμμετέχουν στο Πρόγραμμα CONNECTING FOR CARING (C4C) (http://www.connecting4caring.gr/c4c) που πραγματοποιείται από τον τομέα Ψυχολογίας του Τμήματος Φ.Π.Ψ της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής του Ε.Κ.Π.Α.

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10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013 | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my 2013 Reading List, the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’...
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24 Free Chemistry iPad Apps for Students

24 Free Chemistry iPad Apps for Students | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Would you like to learn how to count protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom? Are you looking for Free Chemistry iPad Apps?

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Flipping the classroom

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The short educational videos of Khan Academy have attracted millions of followers worldwide. Salman Khan, the 36-year-old architect of the Academy, has executed
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TELIC: The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

A presentation to students studying on the TELIC course at Sheffield Hallam University, 9 June 2012

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6 Examples Of Successful Classroom Tablet Integration - Edudemic

6 Examples Of Successful Classroom Tablet Integration - Edudemic | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Who has had some success with classroom tablet integration? iPads, Android, and Windows tablets are in use right now. Here's more info.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 19, 2013 5:24 AM

Tablets are smaller, lighter and more easy to transport. Their use in the classroom is popular. Here are some of the ways that schools have been using them.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 21, 2013 10:55 AM

I am really enjoying the curation sites maintained on scoop.it  This article was originally shared by David Miller via http://www.scoop.it/t/ipads-for-learning ;

David Miller's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Thank you, Dean, I'm glad this ScoopIt page is useful.
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New Models of Coherence

Presented to TIE lab, Victoria, British Columbia

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Nigel Robertson 's curator insight, February 22, 2013 4:24 PM
Another excellent detailing of the current HE landscape, the pressures at multiple levels and the areas where responses should be made.
António Maneira's curator insight, February 25, 2013 6:54 AM

Great overview of what is happening in education focusing on the way knowledge development is becoming network dependent. Once again MOOCs attract attention! 

uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:32 AM

(George Siemens - 07 Fév 2013)

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Phylomemetic Patterns in Science Evolution—The Rise and Fall of Scientific Fields

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We introduce an automated method for the bottom-up reconstruction of the cognitive evolution of science, based on big-data issued from digital libraries, and modeled as lineage relationships between scientific fields. We refer to these dynamic structures as phylomemetic networks or phylomemies, by analogy with biological evolution; and we show that they exhibit strong regularities, with clearly identifiable phylomemetic patterns. Some structural properties of the scientific fields - in particular their density -, which are defined independently of the phylomemy reconstruction, are clearly correlated with their status and their fate in the phylomemy (like their age or their short term survival). Within the framework of a quantitative epistemology, this approach raises the question of predictibility for science evolution, and sketches a prototypical life cycle of the scientific fields: an increase of their cohesion after their emergence, the renewal of their conceptual background through branching or merging events, before decaying when their density is getting too low.

 

Chavalarias D, Cointet J-P (2013) Phylomemetic Patterns in Science Evolution—The Rise and Fall of Scientific Fields. PLoS ONE 8(2): e54847. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0054847


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PLOS ONE: Spread of Academic Success in a High School Social Network

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Teaching Transmedia Using Transmedia: Conducttr in the Classroom

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Randall Kapuscinski:  "This winter I am teaching Sheridan’s first formal transmedia course.  It is a modest beginning with 12 students from the post-grad ATVF program attending" ...


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:18 AM

An honest look at one teacher's use of transmedia storytelling in the classroom ... some interesting lessons learnt.

Randall Kapuscinski's curator insight, February 25, 2013 11:17 AM

Admittedly, I'm new to ScoopIt.  Hoping it isn't bad manners to Scoop your own blog entry.

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Use of blogs, Twitter and Facebook by PhD Students for Scholarly Communication: A UK study (Manchester eScholar Services - The University of Manchester)


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Vania's curator insight, February 22, 2013 2:47 AM

the question is not if they use it, but how they do it... right?

REDES DE APRENDENCIA's curator insight, February 22, 2013 8:16 AM
O uso de blogs, Twitter e Facebook por estudantes de doutorado de comunicação científica: um estudo do Reino Unido (Manchester eScholar Serviços - A Universidade de Manchester)