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Oklahoma’s drones – the next generation

Oklahoma’s drones – the next generation | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
As 24 states await a key drone sites announcement from the FA, Oklahoma has a wide range of crafts in development
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How to Avoid a Scramble for the Moon and Its Resources

How to Avoid a Scramble for the Moon and Its Resources | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
With the Chang’e 3 and its rover Jade Rabbit safely ensconced on the lunar surface, the question arises, is it time to start dividing up the moon and its resources? It may well be an issue by the middle of the current century.
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Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives

Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives-Ideally, when a person thinks of presentations, they think of Powerpoint.

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FutureITouch's curator insight, December 1, 2013 5:52 PM

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 5, 2013 1:34 AM

There are many alternatives to PowerPoint, here are some of the better ones.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, December 20, 2013 3:58 AM

Interesting alternatives to powerpoint, worth exploring, though of variable usefulness. 

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Stolen cobalt-60 found in Mexico; thieves may be doomed

Stolen cobalt-60 found in Mexico; thieves may be doomed | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
Mexican authorities formed a perimeter around the area where the radioactive material was found.
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Bitcoin Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Money | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Bitcoin Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Money | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is a digital currency, meaning it's money controlled and stored entirely by computers spread across the internet, and this money is finding its way to more and more people and businesses around the world.
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Every step you take

Every step you take | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
“THIS season there is something at the seaside worse than sharks,” declared a newspaper in 1890. “It is the amateur photographer.” The invention of the...
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IT firms’ total soars as UK clicks as a tech hub

IT firms’ total soars as UK clicks as a tech hub | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
Britain’s app economy and London’s booming Silicon Roundabout have led to a surge of 37,000 in the number of UK IT companies in the past two years.
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Bring Your Own Key: The next big thing?

Bring Your Own Key: The next big thing? | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
Forget BYOD, or even the much hyped BYOC (Bring Your Own Cloud), the hot ticket in cloudy buzzwords might just have changed to BYOK
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Technology will transform cities, make them smarter, say experts

Technology will transform cities, make them smarter, say experts | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
RT @SmartCityexpo: Technology will transform cities, make them smarter, say experts http://t.co/1eZoOhUreI #SmartCityExpo vía @businessline
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Microsoft Is Making An Astonishing $2 Billion Per Year From Android Patent Royalties

Microsoft Is Making An Astonishing $2 Billion Per Year From Android Patent Royalties | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
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World’s First Vertical Forest Gets Introduced in Italy

World’s First Vertical Forest Gets Introduced in Italy | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it

The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the building aids in balancing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in the urban environment. Milan is one of the most polluted cities in Europe. The diversity of the plants and their characteristics produce humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles, producing oxygen and protect the building from radiation and acoustic pollution. This not only improves the quality of living spaces, but gives way to dramatic energy savings year round.

Each apartment in the building will have a balcony planted with trees that are able to respond to the city’s weather — shade will be provided within the summer, while also filtering city pollution; and in the winter the bare trees will allow sunlight to permeate through the spaces. Plant irrigation will be supported through the filtering and reuse of the greywater produced by the building. Additionally, Aeolian and photovoltaic energy systems will further promote the tower’s self-sufficiency.

The design of the Bosco Verticale is a response to both urban sprawl and the disappearance of nature from our lives and on the landscape. The architect notes that if the units were to be constructed unstacked as stand-alone units across a single surface, the project would require 50,000 square meters of land, and 10,000 square meters of woodland. Bosco Verticale is the first offer in his proposed BioMilano, which envisions a green belt created around the city to incorporate 60 abandoned farms on the outskirts of the city to be revitalized for community use.


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Sieg Holle's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:43 AM

excellent use of space   for  new vitality -renewal

Eco Installer's curator insight, November 7, 2013 12:42 AM

A perfect way to live in a forest! 

Chris Vilcsak's curator insight, March 29, 6:49 PM

Now THAT's a green building...

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Move over, Russia: U.S. is now the world’s biggest oil and gas producer

Move over, Russia: U.S. is now the world’s biggest oil and gas producer | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
The U.S. will be the world's largest producer of petroleum and natural gas this year, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia, the Energy Information Administration said Friday.
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Opportunities and risks of human enhancement | Swiss Re - Centre for Global Dialogue

Opportunities and risks of human enhancement | Swiss Re - Centre for Global Dialogue | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
There is a great deal we know about human enhancement; there is a lot...
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A Short History of Computers in the Movies: Panel Lights, Spinning Tapes, and Lab Coats

A Short History of Computers in the Movies: Panel Lights, Spinning Tapes, and Lab Coats | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 5:35 AM

This is an important topic - and not just to librarians. Many schools will need to re-evaluate their classes to include more embedded technology & ethics skills. 

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, February 1, 12:37 PM

Em síntese, as competências a desenvolver (qualquer que seja o nível de ensino em diferentes patamares, diria eu), relacionam-se com a literacia da informação (com e sem recurso as tecnologias mais recentes), ou seja, pesquisa, seleção e tratamento de informação (para a transformar em conhecimento - diferente de copy/paste) e comunicação (oral e escrita) de ideias, de si próprio e do que faz (de forma rigorosa e atraente), tendo em conta as normas de privacidade e ética (que em contextos online são bastas vezes descuidadas) . Parece-me ficar a faltar outras tantas, como a resolução de problemas, a colaboração, o aprender a aprender...

Paula Schwertner's curator insight, February 27, 6:00 AM

I could help teach students these skills in the context of their other coursework.

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'Greenest' supercomputer unveiled

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it

Students Need Professional Learning Networks, Too

Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network (PLN) will soon become, if it’s not already, one of the most necessary and sought after skills for a global citizen, and as such, must become a prominent feature of any school curriculum.

 


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Ali Anani's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:52 PM

The emergence of social networks impact is well-explained in this post.

Amanda Feliu's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:55 AM

Un article molt interessant que parla sobre que els estudiants necessiten aprendre des de xarxes socials professionals.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 7, 10:27 PM

Collaboration can be both a formal structure for learning activity but also an underpinning framework for engagement and fostering life-long learning.  Learning networks are part the new learning ecosystem and should be recognised and supported.

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Software Is Reorganizing the World | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Software Is Reorganizing the World | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
When cloud formations take physical shape, neither their scale nor duration has an upper bound: We may begin to see cloud towns, then cloud cities, and ultimately cloud countries. At first this sounds rather implausible.
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New Wave Energy wants to put power plants in the sky

New Wave Energy wants to put power plants in the sky | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
UK based New Wave Energy aims to put aerial power plants in the sky with unmanned energy harvesting drones. The aim is to produce 400 MW of power, with netw...
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Google will build another six solar power plants in the U.S.

Google will build another six solar power plants in the U.S. | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
Google plans to build solar power plants in California and Arizona that are expected to be operational by early 2014 and will generate enough clean electricity to power more than 17,000 U.S. homes.
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Dropbox offers users linked business and personal accounts

Dropbox offers users linked business and personal accounts | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
Update brings together personal and professional account management
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The History of the Internet (Infographic)

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25 Years Of Technology Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

25 Years Of Technology Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it

Before Twitter, there was Facebook. Before Facebook, there was Napster. Before Napster, there was Google, and Amazon.

In this infographic, UK IT provider Insight examines the past 25 years of technology evolution, beginning with the creation of Microsoft Office in 1989 and ending with 2013′s Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) launch.


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I've been lucky to be around and work with all this #tech over the last 25 years.

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Fiona MacDonald's curator insight, November 5, 2013 11:03 AM

Oof, I feel old now! I can hardly remember what I did on a PC before the internet was available and yet I was always on them!

Shonisani Masidwali's curator insight, November 5, 2013 10:57 PM

Before Twitter, there was Facebook. Before Facebook, there was Napster. Before Napster, there was Google, and Amazon.

Jenny Bourbiel's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:49 PM

When did you jump onto the technology bandwagon? 

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As the digital revolution kills jobs, social unrest will rise

As the digital revolution kills jobs, social unrest will rise | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
Gartner expects major changes in technology, especially in areas like 3D printing, machine learning and voice recognition -- powerful trends that will reduce the need for workers and bring on social unrest.
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Driven to despair by Google Drive | PC Pro blog

Driven to despair by Google Drive | PC Pro blog | World of Tech Today | Scoop.it
Last month I wrote a disappointed blog post about how Google seems to be losing sight of the user focus that once made it great. Over the weekend I
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