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Creating an innovation culture | McKinsey & Company

Creating an innovation culture | McKinsey & Company | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Corning’s Silicon Valley technology chief shares how to stay creative over the long haul, drawing on 40 years of experience.
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Excellent article on building an innovation culture.
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Researchers develop polarimeter on a microchip

Researchers develop polarimeter on a microchip | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers develop polarimeter on a microchip
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This promises to be a huge leap forward with implications in a number of commercial fields. 
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Growth in solar power beat all other energy sources in 2016, but Trump still wants more coal

Growth in solar power beat all other energy sources in 2016, but Trump still wants more coal | Future Tech | Scoop.it
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An important milestone but now we need significant net reductions in fossil fuel generated power generation.
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What Does Phishing Mean and How Do You Protect Against It

What Does Phishing Mean and How Do You Protect Against It | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Even the most sophisticated and tech-savvy of us can be ensnared by a phishing attack, especially when we are tired or in a rush.
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Amazon Go reimagines grocery store concept, with consequences for seafood sales - SeafoodSource.com

Amazon Go reimagines grocery store concept, with consequences for seafood sales - SeafoodSource.com | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Amazon’s new high-tech retail concept, Amazon Go, could reimagine how packaged fish dinners and other seafood items are sold in grocery stores and supermarkets in the future. At Amazon Go’s pilo
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This could be a game changer for high-end food retailers.
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Phytochrome and PSS

Phytochrome and PSS | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Think Beyond Pink Ian Ashdown, P. Eng., FIES Senior Scientist, Lighting Analysts Inc. / SunTracker Technologies Ltd. [Please send all comments to allthingslighting@gmail.com] Horticultural lighting…
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This is a well written summary of the function and importance of Phytochrome pigments not only for flowering but for the entire photomorphogenesis process. 
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Gauging fatty acid composition in hybrid striped bass | The Advocate

A study assessed the growth performance and fillet fatty acid composition of juvenile hybrid striped bass that were fed various diets containing different
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This article is perhaps a little difficult for non-scientists to digest (pun intended) but it encaptulates one of the primary challenges faced by aquaculture in terms of providing healthy food for consumers while protecting the aquatic ecosystem. 
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How To Know When Your Soil Needs Nitrogen - The Permaculture Research Institute

How To Know When Your Soil Needs Nitrogen - The Permaculture Research Institute | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Nitrogen deposited in the soil may undergo mineralization; this is the conversion of organic nitrogen to inorganic plant available forms (nitrate (NO3-) and ammonium (NH4+)).1 Nitrate is a highly mobile nutrient in the soil. It is negatively charged and so cannot be held on to by negatively charged soil (clay and silt) particles. This is why it is vulnerable to being leached down the soil profile. Nitrogen is a necessity …
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The relationship of nitrates and clay/silt soils is important to both crop yield and sustainability goals.   
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Omega-3 levels fall in farmed salmon but it’s still a top source | The Advocate

Reformulating aquaculture feeds, an industrywide initiative to reduce dependence on wild fish, has changed farmed salmon’s nutritional profile, as BBC News
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As RAS technology improves, the challenge remains to create feed that provides the key nutritional components with less reliance of fish oil and fish meal.
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Former WWII Bomb Shelter Now World’s First Underground Farm

Former WWII Bomb Shelter Now World’s First Underground Farm | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Growing Underground is growing salad greens in a bomb shelter used during World War II. It's the world's first subterranean farm. Parent-company Zero Carbon
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We recently proposed a similar solution in an agritecture workshop except we integrated a biogas digester.

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How to Use Psychographics in Your Marketing: A Beginner's Guide

How to Use Psychographics in Your Marketing: A Beginner's Guide | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Psychographics are just as important as demographics, but are you using them? We share how to use psychographics to become more effective with your marketing strategy.

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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, December 26, 2013 12:51 PM

Years ago, while at Nielsen, I told our CTO that demographics are crap. Psychographics, on the other hand, get us a little closer to understanding the customer. But social media offers the tantalizing opportunity to truly know customers and the reasons why they buy.

 

So understanding the psychographics of your buyers is a good start, but hardly the entire answer.

 

Via @keewood

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Google's 200 Ranking Factors, the complete list an infographic

Google's 200 Ranking Factors, the complete list an infographic | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Google's 200 Ranking Factors, the complete list an infographic The Google Panda update began the process of putting emphasis on the quality of the backlink
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Here is the holy grail of SEO.  You might want to save this!

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Silicon Supercapacitor Powers Phones for Weeks on Single Charge

Silicon Supercapacitor Powers Phones for Weeks on Single Charge | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a supercapacitor made out of silicon that could give cellphones weeks of life from one charge.
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A New Era For Astronomy Has Begun

A New Era For Astronomy Has Begun | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Astronomy is forever changed by the viewing of the collision of neutron stars; we can now watch these processes in many different ways as they run their course, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
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With so much focus on the negative in the world, it is refreshing to hear something as positive and exciting as this!
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Saturn's Strangest Sights, As Captured By A Doomed Spacecraft

Saturn's Strangest Sights, As Captured By A Doomed Spacecraft | Future Tech | Scoop.it
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will crash into Saturn on Friday, but we'll always have the shots it took of icy volcanoes, hexagonal storms, ethane lakes and ripples in Saturn's rings.
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This is a very interesting video about a remarkable mission of discovery!
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GOAL video: Breaking aquaculture’s dependence on fishmeal, fish oil | The Advocate

Giovanni Turchini, associate professor at Deakin University (Australia) spoke at the GOAL 2016 conference in Guangzhou, China, and gave a comprehensive
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Interesting insight into the relative role of fish meal and fish oil in global aquaculture.
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US dominates list of areas with highest percentage of MSC-certified catch - SeafoodSource.com

US dominates list of areas with highest percentage of MSC-certified catch - SeafoodSource.com | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Approximately 83 percent of the total catch from the Northeast Pacific region between the United States and Canada has been certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), th
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A least some light on the horizon...
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Meet the streetlights that are powered by footsteps

Meet the streetlights that are powered by footsteps | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Visit the Lux Review website - official publication of the Lighting Industry Association
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I can't imagine there is a very rapid payback for this technology, but an interesting concept.
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Could LED insect discovery help to beat Zika and malaria?

Could LED insect discovery help to beat Zika and malaria? | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Visit the Lux Review website - official publication of the Lighting Industry Association
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In addition to the implications for disease prevention, the findings should be of interest to owners and managers of retail properties. In particular the decision of some auto dealerships to go with fluorescent replacements for metal halide fixtures might be a mistake.
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Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol | Future Tech | Scoop.it
The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.
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This could be a game changer. Let's hope the process to scale it can be done quickly.
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Why Farmers Are Tech Evangelists

Why Farmers Are Tech Evangelists | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Corn Belt farmers and Silicon Valley engineers are converging thanks to IoT-enabled agricultural technologies.
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Here's How To Opt Out Of Facebook's New Plan To Sell Your Browser Data

Here's How To Opt Out Of Facebook's New Plan To Sell Your Browser Data | Future Tech | Scoop.it

Facebook will soon launch a new ad program that can read your browser history to deliver targeted ads specific to your interests, according to the company's website.

Luckily, there's a way to opt out of this program to ensure Facebook can't see what you're doing online.

 

Over the next few weeks, Facebook users will be able to use and control Facebook's new ad preferences, which are available on every ad Facebook shows you, telling you why you're seeing that advertisement and allowing you to add or remove your interests so your personalized ads are adjusted accordingly. Facebook plans to extend its ad preferences tool globally in the coming months.

 

However, if you don't want Facebook to sell your personal information and browsing history to third-party companies, there's an easy way to opt out.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Scott McElreath, robosheauk, Mike Ellsworth
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This is a very useful way to prevent your preferences from being sold by facebook. 

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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, October 1, 2014 11:54 PM

No wonder people are searching for the next big thing, after Facebook . . .

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Acuity Brands launches EMerge Alliance Registered LED luminaire portfolio

Acuity Brands launches EMerge Alliance Registered LED luminaire portfolio | Future Tech | Scoop.it
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Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete?

Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete? | Future Tech | Scoop.it
Bulbs or reactors? HK AIG Tower Lighting 20 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Businesses, voters, utilities and politicians will be asking that question--or an equivalent form of it—several times over the next two decades.
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Or can LED bulbs reduce emissions from coal-fired plant?

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