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The inventor who may kill the power cord

The inventor who may kill the power cord | world images | Scoop.it
Meredith Perry is working on a technology that would allow us to walk into any uBeam-equipped room and find that our electronic devices immediately begin charging, writes Marco della Cava in Change Agents.

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Here's how it works. uBeam's transmitter is a wafer-thin square the size of a salad plate that punches out ultrasonic frequencies much like a speaker creates sound. The receiver, currently in the form of a smartphone case, resonates at the same high frequency and turns that imperceptible movement into energy, charging the phone.

uBeam's transmitter doesn't go through walls, so a square tile is required for each room. Although uBeam is still a few years from being consumer-ready, Perry is convinced her "competitively priced" creation will find its way into our homes and any commercial space where devices are used.  

According to CEO Meredith Perry  "What I've seen over the years is people making tiny improvements in existing technology as opposed to saying, 'Let's throw this all out and do something new,'" she says. "I know the odds are so against me. But I wouldn't start a company and bust my (rear) for years unless we were working on something orders of magnitude better than anything else out there."

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Claire Teninges's curator insight, August 2, 2015 5:34 AM

Here's how it works. uBeam's transmitter is a wafer-thin square the size of a salad plate that punches out ultrasonic frequencies much like a speaker creates sound. The receiver, currently in the form of a smartphone case, resonates at the same high frequency and turns that imperceptible movement into energy, charging the phone.

uBeam's transmitter doesn't go through walls, so a square tile is required for each room. Although uBeam is still a few years from being consumer-ready, Perry is convinced her "competitively priced" creation will find its way into our homes and any commercial space where devices are used.  

According to CEO Meredith Perry  "What I've seen over the years is people making tiny improvements in existing technology as opposed to saying, 'Let's throw this all out and do something new,'" she says. "I know the odds are so against me. But I wouldn't start a company and bust my (rear) for years unless we were working on something orders of magnitude better than anything else out there."

graham j. passmore's curator insight, August 2, 2015 7:57 AM

Here's how it works. uBeam's transmitter is a wafer-thin square the size of a salad plate that punches out ultrasonic frequencies much like a speaker creates sound. The receiver, currently in the form of a smartphone case, resonates at the same high frequency and turns that imperceptible movement into energy, charging the phone.

uBeam's transmitter doesn't go through walls, so a square tile is required for each room. Although uBeam is still a few years from being consumer-ready, Perry is convinced her "competitively priced" creation will find its way into our homes and any commercial space where devices are used.  

According to CEO Meredith Perry  "What I've seen over the years is people making tiny improvements in existing technology as opposed to saying, 'Let's throw this all out and do something new,'" she says. "I know the odds are so against me. But I wouldn't start a company and bust my (rear) for years unless we were working on something orders of magnitude better than anything else out there."

DAMskill's curator insight, August 6, 2015 8:54 AM

Here's how it works. uBeam's transmitter is a wafer-thin square the size of a salad plate that punches out ultrasonic frequencies much like a speaker creates sound. The receiver, currently in the form of a smartphone case, resonates at the same high frequency and turns that imperceptible movement into energy, charging the phone.

uBeam's transmitter doesn't go through walls, so a square tile is required for each room. Although uBeam is still a few years from being consumer-ready, Perry is convinced her "competitively priced" creation will find its way into our homes and any commercial space where devices are used.  

According to CEO Meredith Perry  "What I've seen over the years is people making tiny improvements in existing technology as opposed to saying, 'Let's throw this all out and do something new,'" she says. "I know the odds are so against me. But I wouldn't start a company and bust my (rear) for years unless we were working on something orders of magnitude better than anything else out there."

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Sebastião Salgado: "I had travelled to the dawn of time.”

Sebastião Salgado: "I had travelled to the dawn of time.” | world images | Scoop.it
Sebastião Salgado has created some of the twentieth century’s most iconic photography. From war zones to famine, genocide to exodus, Salgado has documented many of the world’s major events of the last 40 years in crisp black-and-white pictures. He’s also won countless prizes, including being

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Top 10 websites for free, non-cheesy stock photography

Top 10 websites for free, non-cheesy stock photography | world images | Scoop.it
There are many times when a creative professional needs a decent picture to complete a project or a bit of content. But many stock photography website...

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Gratisography: Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

Gratisography: Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures. | world images | Scoop.it
Gratisography - Free high-resolution pictures for personal and commercial projects. All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design.

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Designing Prototypes: 5 Apps That Do It Better Than Photoshop

Designing Prototypes: 5 Apps That Do It Better Than Photoshop | world images | Scoop.it
Photoshop is a popular tool with designers and its extensions such as CSS3Ps and FontAwesomePS make it it a good tool for creating web design prototypes as well. Nonetheless, it wasn’t really created for this purpose and as current trends push forward with responsive design, CSS Pre-processors, CSS Frameworks, and ... Continue reading »

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TypoEffects - Create your individual text art images

TypoEffects -  Create your individual text art images | world images | Scoop.it
The online generator that provides tools to easily generate text art images, also known as typographical images.

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Twitter Advanced Search: The Ultimate Guide from RazorSocial

Twitter Advanced Search: The Ultimate Guide from  RazorSocial | world images | Scoop.it
Do you know how to find information with Twitter Advanced Search and apply a range of filters to drill down to the results you want? Find out more here!

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You don't have to spend fortunes on customer research or tracking your activity when you can do so much with Twitter's own Advanced Search. Here's a great guide from @RazorSocial 's Ian Cleary . . .

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http://www.bharatemployment.com/

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History estrena serie original La Biblia - Prensario.Net

History estrena serie original La Biblia - Prensario.Net | world images | Scoop.it
History estrena en América Latina, el 23 de noviembre, el docudrama La Biblia, una ambiciosa producción del canal que en formato de serie recrea los l
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Bunchcut - Make better, faster decisions on images in a team

Bunchcut - Make better, faster decisions on images in a team | world images | Scoop.it
Group Image Curating. Solved.

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Global Solar

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Global Solar is an early stage development company helping find finance early stage utility scalesolar developments in Mexico.

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Locate finance for our Mexico partners Grupo Evoasis to develop meaningful 300mw+ solar arrays

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Portraits of Dogs Enjoying Bath

Portraits of Dogs Enjoying Bath | world images | Scoop.it
Sophie Gamand, a French photographer has created an awesome photo series of dogs enjoying baths. The pictures of this series is really fun to see. Photographs

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Хомяк Лариса's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:30 AM

Dogs are  cooler than cat thing

Alexander Abramov's curator insight, January 18, 2014 10:43 PM

Do not growl at your dog ;-)

Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, June 20, 2014 5:05 AM

Wat een koppie!!!!

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | world images | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

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Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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Enel Green Power: work begins on new wind farm in Mexico | REVE

Enel Green Power: work begins on new wind farm in Mexico | REVE | world images | Scoop.it

Enel Green Power has begun construction works on the new Dominica I wind farm in Mexico.

 

The plant, located in the municipality of Charcas and owned by Dominica Energía Limpia S. de R.L., a subsidiary of Enel Green Power Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. (formerly known as Impulsora Nacional de Electricidad S. de R.L. de C.V.) is the first wind farm located in the state of San Luis Potosí and will be composed of 50 turbines (2 MW each) for a total installed capacity of 100 MW.

 

Once up and running, the Dominica I plant, which will be completed and enter operation in the second half of 2014, will be able to generate up to 260 GWh per year.

 

The construction of the wind farm, in line with the growth targets set out in Enel Green Power’s 2013-2017 business plan, requires a total investment of approximately 196 million US dollars, financed through the Enel Green Power Group’s own sources.

 

The project is supported by two long-term agreements to supply energy, or PPAs, for a total value of around 485 million US dollars.

Enel Green Power currently has an installed capacity of about 197 MW in Mexico, 144 MW of which from wind power and 53 MW from hydroelectric sources.


Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources at the international level, with operations in Europe and the Americas. The company generated more than 25 billion kWh in 2012 from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of approx. 10 million households and avoid the emission of over 18 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, providing generation volumes well over the sector average. The company has an installed capacity of approximately 8,700 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass. Currently, the company has approximately 740 plants operating in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas.

 

In Latin America, Enel Green Power currently runs renewable energy plants in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Chile and Brazil, with a total installed capacity of 990 MW as of today. Specifically, in the wind sector the company has 24 MW of installed wind capacity in Costa Rica, 144 MW in Mexico and 90 MW in Chile. Enel Green Power is also constructing 9 wind farms of which 2 in Mexico for more than 200 MW, 2 in Chile for an overall 189 MW and 5 in Brazil for a total of 283 MW. With its century-long experience in the field of geothermal energy, Enel Green Power is also developing new opportunities in this sector. In Chile, in particular, the company is exploring several concessions with a potential capacity exceeding 100 MW.


Additionally, in Latin America, operating through Endesa and its subsidiaries in five countries, the Enel Group is the largest private-sector operator, with approx. 16 GW of installed capacity and serving some 14 million customers.


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Top 5 free online logo maker tools

Top 5 free online logo maker tools | world images | Scoop.it
Logo portrays the identity, objective and goals of a brand thus it is important to have a professional looking logo for it. This is the very first step you need to take when you start branding of your business.

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Beautiful Illustrations of Words with No English Equivalent

Beautiful Illustrations of Words with No English Equivalent | world images | Scoop.it
  Artist Marija Tiurina has illustrated a beautiful series of posters that visually describe words from other languages that do not have an English equivalent. The series was created exclusive...

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Mexicans' preference for U.S. used cars sparks fight over patriotism - Dallas Morning News

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Mexicans' preference for U.S. used cars sparks fight over patriotism
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Despite Mexico's powerful and surging auto industry, the domestic market for new cars is surprisingly weak.

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S A Smith, Author's curator insight, April 5, 2015 3:52 PM

It appears the foreign-car-importation battle won't be over any time soon.

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How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions

How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions | world images | Scoop.it
Post on copyrights with a list of website where you can find copyright free resources.

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Ed Bremner's curator insight, March 3, 2015 6:49 AM

Not adding this to my imaging channel but to my TEL one.  This is just the kind of course that I often run and give myself.

Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, March 3, 2015 11:49 PM

These are great sites to add to a bank of creative commons image sites.  All book or class projects need to use creative commons as the baseline of their projects.

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Retina Images

Retina Images | world images | Scoop.it
Retina Images serves different images based on the device being used by the viewer, all you have to do is create a high-res version of each image.

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Retina Images serves different images based on the device being used by the viewer.

Once setup on your website (very simple!) all you have to do is create a high-res version of each image you would like optimised for retina screens and all the work is done for you. You don’t even need to change any <img> tags (providing they have a height or width).

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10 Sites for Free, Non-Cheesy Stock Photos

10 Sites for Free, Non-Cheesy Stock Photos | world images | Scoop.it
Looking to spruce up your content without breaking the bank? Here are 10 sites that offer free stock photos (and they aren't cheesy).

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Top 10 Enigmatic People in History

These people are riddles wrapped in mysteries inside enigmas. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 enigmatic people in history. Check us out at http://www.Twitter.
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Favicon Generator - Generate favicon pictures and HTML

Favicon Generator - Generate favicon pictures and HTML | world images | Scoop.it
Generate favicon pictures and HTML code for all major platforms at once.

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10 things Mexico does better

10 things Mexico does better | world images | Scoop.it
10 things Mexico does better than Australia
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Here are 10 things Mexico does better than anywhere else. Celebrating death. Plenty of cultures do ancestor worship.

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S A Smith, Author's curator insight, June 21, 2014 10:17 PM

Weigh in on what Mexico has to offer. 

 

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GoodFon.com - Free Wallpapers, download

GoodFon.com - Free Wallpapers, download | world images | Scoop.it
Goodfon.com - is not just wallpapers, but it's a whole world of amazing images and photos on various subjects. You can download wallpapers, upload your photos, and share your feelings in comments!

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Rare snow storm hits Middle East

Rare snow storm hits Middle East | world images | Scoop.it
A rare snow storm hit the Middle East last week, producing record snows and extreme conditions for Syrian refugees.

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Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:16 PM

I live in New England, so there isn't much to say about an oddball snowstorm. Yes, its weird that it happened randomly in Syria but the fact is that mother nature can surprise us more often than not.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 14, 2014 12:22 PM

Many people here in the United States have this mental image of the Middle East being a massive desert with little precipitation and incredibly hot temperatures. The Middle East actually contains diverse landscapes and to an extent, some differing climates, and while snow is incredibly rare in some parts, it is not unheard of. In this instance, the weather anomaly affected numerous Syrian refugees who were unprepared for such an event. 

Chris Costa's curator insight, October 26, 2015 2:53 PM

Those who resist climate change can only blatantly ignore the facts for so long. "It snowed?! So what?! Doesn't that prove global warming isn't real?!" No. Climate change is irrefutable, evidenced by thousands of bits of data collected across the globe, and irregular weather patterns have plagued vast areas the past decade. Snow in the Middle East? 12-20 inches in Jerusalem? That is extremely alarming- the picture of the camel resting in a field as snow continued to fall around him highlights how ludicrous and odd these weather patterns really are, and yet people continue to deny the severity of the issue, or even the existence of an issue concerning the world's climate. I understand that significant amounts of money are invested in maintaining the status quo and continuing to utilize fossil fuels, but we cannot all breathe money; we need the planet for us to live. Serious efforts must be made by all nations to push through the necessary reforms to stop us from making the problem any worse. I would not be surprised to hear of yet more odd weather patterns in the upcoming winter, and I will not be surprised to still see people ignoring the problem. I hope I'm wrong, though.

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Santas Around the World

Santas Around the World | world images | Scoop.it
This story map was created with the Esri Map Tour application in ArcGIS Online.

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Vivica Juarez's comment, January 13, 2014 8:10 PM
This was definitely an interesting reading. I believe @Spencer Levesque had a very good point. They all have similar features, but are different in little ways. And who would of thought someone came on New Years too?
Kate Loy's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:23 PM

I find it very interesting on how other countries precieve Santa Claus. The history on him, what he looks like, how he gets around, and what they call him. Each country perceives him differently, depending on their culture and history. His clothes, age, language, and personality.

Kate Loy's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:28 PM

I find it very interesting on how other countries perceive Santa Claus. The history on him, what he looks like, how he gets around, and what they call him. Each country precieves him differently, depending on their culture and history. His clothes, age, language, and personality.