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The Essential Role of Race and Ethnicity Statistics in the Quest for Civil Rights



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The 2020 Census wants to help capture a multi-ethnic America.The census has improved its responses and its maintains accuracy. 

During the 2010 census, the Census Bureau conducted the Race and Hispanic Origin Alternative Questionnaire Experiment (AQE), the largest and earliest effort it had ever undertaken to examine how people identify their race and ethnicity. -CB


Mackenzie Mcneal :)'s curator insight, April 6, 2015 10:12 AM

This shows the distribution of many different races throughout the US. This is what the census for 2020 to look like for our country. This picture shows how scientists conclude that over the next few years, many races will be spread throughout the the US. This will give us more of a variety of not only races but languages and even cultures. This will help by adding character to our country.

Kobie Carroll's curator insight, April 20, 2017 11:23 AM
I believe censuses are an accurate way of capturing data and are extremely helpful in assisting researchers in studying the multiple ethnicities and races in America and making the studies more accurate. This relates to what we're learning because it adds to the information we already have about multi-ethnic areas. This tells us exactly how censuses are taken and used, which goes along with what we already know about ethnicities and races in America and other such countries.
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Learning new languages will literally make you see the world differently

Learning new languages will literally make you see the world differently | Human Geography |
Researchers have found that people who speak more than one language literally see the world differently, ScienceMag reveals. Researchers have found that depending on the primary language spoken, people looking at the same set of events perceive things differently. For example, Russian speakers apparently can distinguish shades of blue faster than English speakers, while Japanese speakers group objects by material rather than shape.

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But a new study from the Lancaster University in the United Kingdom focused on bilinguals and looked at how these people see the world and it found some surprising results.

“[We’re] taking that classic debate and turning it on its head,” psycholinguist Panos Athanasopoulos said, by asking whether “two different minds [can] exist within one person” rather than asking whether speakers of different languages have different minds.

In the study, scientists looked at English and German speakers and how they treat events. The English language focuses on situating actions in time, whereas German speakers tend to specify the beginning, middle and end of an event. When looking at the same scene, a German speaker would say that “A man leaves the house and walks to the store,” while an English speaker would say “A man is walking.”

Researchers told 15 native speakers of each language to look at clips showing various ambiguous actions (people walking, biking, running or driving) and asked them to describe them as goal-oriented or not goal-oriented. German speakers matched ambiguous scenes with goal-oriented ones 40% of the time, while English speakers did so 25% of the time. The conclusion was that German speakers are more likely to focus on possible outcomes of actions and English speakers pay more attention to the action happening in front of them.

Scientists then looked at 30 bilinguals who were shown at the same kind of videos, and actively challenged them to switch languages. When English was blocked, subjects saw ambiguous videos as more goal-oriented, just as German speakers from the former test. When German was blocked, subjects acted as English speakers.

The study suggests that languages have an important unconscious role in a person’s perception of events.

“By having another language, you have an alternative vision of the world,” Athanasopoulos said. “You can listen to music from only one speaker, or you can listen in stereo … It’s the same with language.”

“This is an important advance,” Atlanta Emory University cognitive scientist Phillip Wolff said about the study. “If you’re a bilingual speaker, you’re able to entertain different perspectives and go back and forth. That really hasn’t been shown before.”

More details about the study are available in this month’s edition of Psychological Science.

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In this article, ScienceMag reveals that researchers have found that people that speak more than one language, sees the world in a different perspective. Depending on primary languages spoken, people looking at the same set of events think of them differently. For instance, some people may do one thing better than other people. -CB


Rachael Johns's curator insight, March 23, 2015 10:05 AM

I think that this is an interesting theory because it not only encourages people to learn new languages but also helps people in everyday life. Even if this theory was not published I think learning new languages would help people see different, not colors but people. Learning a different language could help you see people in a new way.          ~R.J.~

Riley Tuggle's curator insight, March 23, 2015 10:06 AM

This study is very interesting to me. I think it is crazy how language can change the way you perceive the events happening all around you. This research shows how much language impacts our lives and may even help us make better, or worse, decisions. I would love to test this, how the scientists tested it, myself. I think it would be fun observing the results that may surprise me.  -RT

jada_chace's curator insight, March 23, 2015 7:31 PM

Speaking two languages can change the way you perceive the events occurring around you. The test in the research shows how language affects our lives dramatically. Scientist Phillip Wolff stated, “If you’re a bilingual speaker, you’re able to entertain different perspectives and go back and forth. That really hasn’t been shown before.” I believe this is true, coming from a student who can speak French. By speaking in a different language allows your brain to be more active and think more efficiently. -JConner

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4 Tools to Help Optimize Your Company's Culture of Collaboration - Entrepreneur

4 Tools to Help Optimize Your Company's Culture of Collaboration - Entrepreneur | Human Geography |
While every business has tremendous collaborative potential, it isn't always being tapped.

Via Skip Boykin
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I think these tools are very helpful to a company's culture of collaboration. The four best tools include GrexIt, Trello, Asana, and Yammer. Collaboration is the heartbeat of any successful organization. Even though every business has a huge collaboration potential, people don't always want to go there and do business with them. I think that using these tools will help a company with increasing their business. -CB 

Jack Christiana's curator insight, March 12, 2015 3:48 PM

Is your company using the right collaboration tool? Are they using any tool at all??

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VMware starts reselling Google cloud services

VMware starts reselling Google cloud services | Human Geography |
Google’s public cloud services could get a considerable boost soon, thanks to a new partnership between Google and enterprise software heavyweight VMware.
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There is a new partnership between Good and enterprise software heavyweight VMware. VMware started to resell Google cloud services. Now VMware wants to flesh out its offering with high-performing services running in Google data centers, with a direct, secure connection between Google and vCloud Air. The alliance could help bolster Google, which is trying to increase its foothold in the market for cloud services. Google is also beating websites like Amazon and Microsoft. -CB

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Eastern Kazakhstan to see massive dairy farming development. Markets.

Eastern Kazakhstan to see massive dairy farming development. Markets. | Human Geography |
43 enterprises of East Kazakhstan Oblast have been selected to participate in a large dairy farming development initiative.

Via Kenneth Carnesi,JD
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Cities and regions of East Kazakhstan Oblast are going to see a large scale development of dairy farming. The region has selected forty-three companies that are already operating in this niche. In the company Ornek LLP, coordinated effort of all the region's services - guidance, consultative and organisational assistance is needed for the farm to solve all the existing problems existing in the niche fast. 

Nolan Walters's curator insight, January 12, 2015 10:00 AM

The development of Dairy Farming in Kazakhstan can help the country by giving more food to the people. It can also be used for trade purposes so the country can develop more. Dairy Farming can be a great step forward for Kazakhstan, and the lives of the people there can be a little bit easier.

Rachael Johns's curator insight, January 12, 2015 10:13 AM

This tells you of the development of the cow industry. From the picture you can see the poor treatment of the cows and how close they are forced to be to other cows and how the only room they have is to eat and discrete. It is this kind of mistreatment that causes people to switch to organic.

Roman M's curator insight, January 16, 2015 9:51 AM

It is very interesting to see the development of dairy farming. Especially in a country like Kazakhstan where they are in the process of developing. They have a lot of enterprises wanting to participate in the dairy development in this country. Hopefully this can boost their economy in the country as a whole. It can be a very good thing for Kazakhstan.

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Agriculture: Back to the Start

Coldplay's haunting classic 'The Scientist' is performed by country music legend Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of the short film entitled, "Back to the St...


Sure this is an animated commercial for Chipotle Grill, but this perfectly encapsulates the beliefs, values and ethics that underscore the organic farming movement. 

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Cassie Brannan's insight:

This animated film shows you what agriculture is really like. Sometimes it is difficult to be a farmer because of all of the climate changes. When the weather changes off and on, it can kill the crops, making it harder for farmers to find food. So as you can see, farmers go through a lot and it take a lot of hard work to be a successful farmer.

Roman M's curator insight, October 24, 2014 9:51 AM

This video explains the way that meat is produced in our country today. It is actually very nasty and we should go back to the traditional way of farming. The song is a very good song to play during the video. Chipotle is trying to change it for the better and go back.

Aurora Rider's curator insight, October 24, 2014 10:14 AM

Sure this is a Chipotle commercial but is does a good job at showing the belief that we should go back to the old way of farming. The video shows a family farm being taken over by what appears to be some big corporation. Upon being taken over, the animals are confined in small compartments and injected by what appears to be antibiotics and some other unknown substance. The factories they are sent to are polluting the place. The farmer sees all of this and decides to go back to the start.

jada_chace's curator insight, October 26, 2014 7:17 PM

In the video it shows how the world has evolved in the way that humans take action on Mother Nature’s ways. In the beginning, there was a small family farm that was growing crops and animals. Shortly after that, it showed how small family farms are being taken over by the big agribusinesses. In today’s society that tends to happen more and more, which can be both good and bad on our economy. Unless people don’t make a change about the way we treat our food, nothing in our economy is going to get better. 

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Interactive maps Mexico-USA migration channels

Interactive maps  Mexico-USA migration channels | Human Geography |
In several previous posts we have looked at specific migration channels connecting Mexico to the USA: From Morelos to Minnesota; case study of a migrant...


An excellent way to show examples of chain migration and the gravity model...students will understand the concepts with concretes examples. These interactive maps have crisp geo-visualizations of the migratory flows.

Via Seth Dixon
Cassie Brannan's insight:

  Many people from Mexico are migrating over to the United States of America. The top three states that the mexicans are migrating to are: Illinois, Texas, and California. I think they are migrating to those places because they have more resources than Mexico. This is what I think about the migration of Mexico.

Alexa Earl's curator insight, March 14, 2015 1:05 PM

This is a good representation of chain migration.

Devyn Hantgin's curator insight, April 3, 2015 1:46 PM


This map show the most popular migratory flows of migration from Mexico to the US. 

This ties into our unit about migration because many Mexicans migrate to the US every year. This map shows the patterns and paths of the migration. 

Lindsay Hoyt's curator insight, June 26, 2017 11:32 PM

Gives a visual of migration trends and can connect to current events or historical events.

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What Happens When a Hurricane Meets a Volcano?

What Happens When a Hurricane Meets a Volcano? | Human Geography |
When Iselle crosses the Big Island of Hawaii, it will offer a rare glimpse at a clash of the titans


Tags: disasters, Oceania, physical, weather and climate.

Via Seth Dixon, Rebecca Cofield
Cassie Brannan's insight:

When Hurricane Iselle crosses Hawaii, people will wonder what will happen to the Kilauea Volcano. The gases and particles that pour out of the volcano could make the hurricane severe and it could put people in great danger. Change in pressure from a large storm can generate earthquakes. Most of the volcano's actions take place underground and it would make the Earthquake less threatening.

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, May 4, 2015 10:42 PM

It seems as though the volcanos have more of an affect on hurricanes than vise versa.  It is interesting to watch these two natural forces come together and play off of each other in their natural state.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, May 6, 2015 10:28 AM


 What happens when a hurricane meets a volcano? Well according to Victoria Jaggard of when Hurrican Iselle crosses the big island volcano of Hawaii it will show us a clash of the titans. The scientists do not believe that the hurricane will cause eruption because previous storms and numerous amounts of rainfall has not affected the lava. I assume it will just evaporate when touching lava. Although gasses and particles could make phases of the hurricane more intense.

                This is interesting to see if a change in geography does really occurs when these 2 natural forces meet eachother. 

Lena Minassian's curator insight, May 7, 2015 12:20 PM

This was very interesting because I did not realize that a hurricane can clash with a volcano. Hurricane Iselle traveled across Hawaii and clashes with the Kilauea volcano. Hurricanes rarely happen in Hawaii and this is why this was unexpected. Gases and particles from the volcano will make the hurricane worse and more intense. Heavy rain will occur but the volcanic activity may only add more lightening than anything. 

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Classrooms with mixed ethnicity can help boost tolerance of immigrants

Classrooms with mixed ethnicity can help boost tolerance of immigrants | Human Geography |
As Western societies have become more diverse due to immigration and cross-border mobility, the question of how welcoming their native populations are to newcomers has become ever more relevant. Exclusionary…

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People believe that classrooms with mixed ethnicity can help boost tolerance of immigrants. They did an analysis and compared all of the countries to the immigrants attitudes. England was moderately well-disposed towards immigrants, their score was low compared to 17 out of 18 other “immigration” countries. Only in the Netherlands did youngsters hold less positive views. They also found that ethnically mixed classrooms do contribute to more favorable attitudes towards immigrants. -CB

Roman M's curator insight, April 16, 2015 12:11 PM

This article makes a lot of sense because if the kids grow up knowing different ethnic groups in school. Then they will not be so hateful or mind immigrants nearly as much as someone who hasn't been with those kids growing up. Some of the kids might have their best friends being a different ethnic group than them.


bobby isham's curator insight, April 20, 2015 5:50 PM

People believe that classrooms with mixed ethnicities boost tolerance for immigrants. They did a study on countries doing this and found it to be a successful way to get people to accept immigrants from other countries better

breanna mae johnson's curator insight, April 7, 2016 9:55 AM
My opinion is that, emotions another human being isn't based on ethnicity. Just because another person is an immigrant does not mean  someone of a diffrent race will get along. It's all decided on those human beings. Therefore, people of diffrent races may Or may not be filled with hatred.
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Hawaiian language revitalization boosted by Ford Foundation grant : University of Hawaiʻi System News

Hawaiian language revitalization boosted by Ford Foundation grant : University of Hawaiʻi System News | Human Geography |
The Ford Foundation has awarded $190,000 to support three University of Hawaii Hawaiian language projects.
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I think it is very nice of the Ford Foundations to award $190,000 to the University of Hawaii Foundation to help support 3 Hawaiian language projects at the University of Hawaii. They want to establish a digital library of Native Hawaiian audio speech behavior, which exposes students to traditional Hawaiian sustainability practices and crreating content for 40 e-books. -CB



Olaf Husby's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:24 AM

Ekstra støtte til hawaiisk

Emerald Pina's curator insight, March 23, 2015 11:13 PM

This article is about the support and efforts Hawaii is recieving to keep intack Hawaii's three language projects. The Ford Foundation gave Hawaii $190,000 for support. This is unusual for the foundation; however, considering it was a time in which indigenous languages are becoming extinct. For that reason, Hawaii is doing a lot to keep there indigenous languages, Hawaiian and not have them fade from the history of Hawaii and the people of Hawaii's memory. Larry Kimura, a professor is editing a digital speech library of samples of the Hawaii language. People can listen to these and learn the language or for new fluent speakers to improve. Also, to keep sustainability, many Universities are looking to engage and teach about the Hawaii's culture. Ultimately, increasing the number of Hawaiian speakers. Now, they are creating contents of Hawaii language and culture for e-book, and producing printed book so that people around the world could learn and study Hawaiian culture. 


This article relates to Unit 3: Cultural Patterns and Processes. The article embraces how Hawaii strives to keep to their roots and prevent the eradication of the indigenous language. Like many indegenous group, their goal is to keep up their roots and embrace their history. They take pride in their cultures art which gives them a sense of cultural identity. The article states that language, "... connects us to are identity of who we are and where we came from. Lose the language, lose the culture." The article uses Hawaii to show the importance of language and culture and how it deeply affects many populations. 

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Hot in the City: Reducing Heat from Urban Waste

Hot in the City: Reducing Heat from Urban Waste | Human Geography |

Cities are hotbeds of sustainability, right? From urban agriculture to social enterprise, you’ll find lots of innovative approaches in urban centers, particularly those on the US coasts. Put a lot of people together in one place, and you generate a lot of ideas.

You also generate a lot of heat, it turns out: a new study in Nature Climate Change argues that urban centers (particularly on coasts) generate a lot of waste heat… and that heat is contributing to the weird weather patterns we’ve been seeing lately. This isn’t climate change (in the way we’ve conventionally considered it), nor is it the “urban heat island” effect. Rather, according to the research team that authored the study...

Via Lauren Moss
Cassie Brannan's insight:

This article really makes you think about how we take advantage of the opportunities for resource sharing offered in urban settings. I think people don't have to make a place hotter by generating heat. For instance instead of driving your car to work, you could ride a bike or a bus. -CB 

Gerry B's curator insight, February 11, 2013 12:58 AM

About time something should be done on exhausts coming from cities. 

Riley Tuggle's curator insight, March 10, 2015 10:19 AM

I think this new research proves how much little things we do in the city, such as driving back and forth to a shopping mall everyday, effects the environment and impacts the weather. I live in Florida and I really don't want an even hotter summer when I go into the city, so I hope people (including myself) think about the environment and make better decisions when we are heading to town, like maybe riding a local bus from place to place or car pulling with friends. -RT

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Multi-faith suite, translation services to remove barriers to supports

Multi-faith suite, translation services to remove barriers to supports | Human Geography |
Multi-faith suite, translation services to remove barriers to supports
Ottawa’s religious leaders instrumental in suite’s design

Multi-faith suite, translation services to remove barriers to supports
Erin McCracken/Metroland
Several Ottawa spiritual leaders, including Buddhist leader Bhante Jinananda, left, Imam Samy Metwally with the Ottawa Main Mosque, Swarn Singh Lall with the Ottawa Sikh Society, Linda Eagen, president and chief executive officer of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Marlon Oneid, governor with the Canadian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce, and Rabbi Reuven Bulka celebrate the official opening of a new multi-faith and meditation suite at the foundation’s Maplesoft Centre.
Ottawa South News
By Erin McCracken
When Marlon Oneid’s mother was diagnosed with cancer, her fight was not only against the brutal disease, but also in her struggle to understand and be understood.

“She had difficulty in the hospital being serviced in her own language,” said Oneid, a governor with the Canadian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce.

His three sisters took turns staying by their mother’s side 24 hours a day, seven days a week so they wouldn’t miss out on updates from her doctors and nurses.

“And that’s an impact on … the cancer patient, on the families of the cancer patient,” he said. “We’re equal in everything else, so why not serve in that language as well?”

For that reason, he and several of Ottawa’s faith leaders applauded the Jan. 20 official opening of a new multi-faith and meditation suite at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Maplesoft Centre on Alta Vista Drive. The room will complement a range of services offered through the centre’s cancer coaching program that has helped more than 2,000 cancer patients, their caregivers and families since it launched about four years ago.

The suite was made possible thanks to a $135,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation that will roll out over two years.

It will also cover the cost of translation services for cancer coaching clients unable to speak English or French, among other services, which the foundation hopes will encourage more people from linguistically and culturally diverse communities to use its free cancer coaching program.

More than half of Ottawa residents are of different religions and ethnic backgrounds, and 165,000 people here speak Arabic – the third most spoken language in the nation’s capital, Oneid said, adding that of those, 45,000 are Lebanese Canadians, many of them seniors who don’t speak English.

“It behooves us to ensure there is an environment that is made available to everybody,” said Oneid, one of several faith leaders whose input was sought for the design of the suite where cancer patients can retreat for prayer, reflection and meditation.

When Rabbi Reuven Bulka was asked for his ideas on the initiative, he wanted the room to be welcoming for people who don’t identify with a religion.

“It is a multi-faith room, but we want to make sure people who have no faith whatsoever come in there too and meditate as they are fighting (their disease),” said Bulka, who represents Congregation Machzikei Hadas synagogue. “That shouldn’t restrict them from using the space to contemplate and to think about what they want to do with their life, think about where their life is taking them.”

The downstairs room, which features battery operated flickering candles and a curtain that can be drawn in front of two chairs, adorned with blankets, will give cancer patients, their relatives and caregivers a space where they can “take a little break from the hurly burly of life and sit down,” Bulka said.

The ceremony was also attended by Ruth MacKenzie, with the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Champlain region grant review team, and Ottawa South MPP John Fraser.

“We do amazing things to keep people alive and keep them healthy and cure them, and one of the things that we need to get better at is to fill those needs that they have, like spiritual needs,” Fraser said.

The suite would have been very inviting to Upper Hunt Club resident Behnaz Bahrami after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2008.

In 2009, she underwent treatment to shrink her large tumour before undergoing a mastectomy.

Bahrami, who attended the grand opening, said she is doing well now and continues to see her oncologist once a year.

She credits her Baha’i faith for providing her with strength throughout her ordeal, and says the new suite would have benefitted her in her healing process though the centre didn’t open until 2011.

“It was time for the centre to incorporate spiritual aspects into people’s healing,” she said. “A lot of times, especially in the western world, we dwell on the physical aspects of our healing.”

The long list of spiritual and religious organizations in the community whose design input was sought was impressive to Linda Eagen, president and chief executive officer of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

“It’s so inspiring to me to see how we can all come together to make wonderful things like this happen,” she said, adding the long list is indicative of the scope and passion in the community.

“There are so many people who are working towards a dream that we all have: to increase cancer survivorship and to help people through their journey take care of their lives,” Eagen said. “Cancer is a disease of our body, but we need to also take care of mind, body, spirit.”

Via Charles Tiayon
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They have translation services to help remove barriers that supports
Ottawa’s religious leaders instrumental in suite’s design. There is a multi-faith room which allows patients that are fighting diseases to go in there and meditate before they die. Bulk says " but we want to make sure people who have no faith whatsoever come in there too and meditate as they are fighting." - CB

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India wants its officials during FDA inspections at drug units

India wants its officials during FDA inspections at drug units | Human Geography |
Many Indian pharmaceutical firms have faced regulatory action by FDA in the recent past

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Many people have been concerned about drug makers continually running into overseas regulatory problems. The government has requested the U.S. health guard, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow its officials during inspections of domestic pharma units. Indian pharma exports continue to grow and may touch $16.5 billion this year, many Indian pharmaceutical companies have faced regulatory action by the FDA in the recent past for alleged violation of “good manufacturing practices” and other irregularities at the drug facilities in different parts of the country.

TwoFour Insight Group's curator insight, January 12, 2015 9:20 AM

This is not a new request.  Previously, the USFDA and CDSCO had agreed to a system whereby the DCGI could be informed of surprise inspections, but without time to tip off the manufacturers.

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Agriculture, the New Game of Drones

Agriculture, the New Game of Drones | Human Geography |

Aerial drones are about to become an everyday part of our lives. This is an industry in its infancy and agriculture will be the launch point and proving ground for many others.
Farmers will become thousands of times more precise in how they apply chemicals and fertilizers, saving themselves millions in the process.
Saving farmers 1% on inputs like herbicide and pesticide, and increasing their yields by 1%, that alone is a multi-billion dollar industry.
In the end, the world will grow far more food, to far more exacting quality standards, under virtually any weather conditions. And drones will be an essential part of making this happen.

Via Szabolcs Kósa
Cassie Brannan's insight:

Saerial drones are beginning to be apart of farming. They will make it easier for the farmers to apply chemicals and fertilizers to their crops. By using the drop to help the farmers, the produce of food will increase. Therefore, there will be enough food for everyone in the world to eat.

Candace Mitchel's comment, October 2, 2013 12:14 PM
I think that the drones could really help farmers in the future by being able to save money and help them earn money at the same time.
Laurel Stelter's comment, October 2, 2013 12:15 PM
I think that the drones will also benefit farmers. They can get information from the drowns about their crops/land. I don't understand why people in Deer Trail, Colorado get a $100 reward if they shoot down a drone. That doesn't make sense to me. What if the drones were farmer's or not from another country? To summarize, I think the drones will be a huge advancement in farming.
morgan knight's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:08 PM

It's astonishing to think that our agricultural business will be taken over by drones in a matter of years. And the range of options that they can be used for is incredible. They'll be able to do everything from pick out a spot to plant crops to actually planting the crops itself. 

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Global and National Population Pyramids

Global and National Population Pyramids | Human Geography |
Interactive Visualization of the Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2050...


Via Seth Dixon
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  The pyramid shows the population of the world in 2010. There are less elderly people  because most of them perish at least by their 80's. There are more people that are in their mid 20's. They begin to decrease when they turn about 30. That is what i think of the population pyramid in 2010.

MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:22 AM

If you struggle with population structure - this visualisation may be useful. 

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 21, 2015 11:09 PM

This website allows the user to look into the past, and into the future of population all over the world. The population pyramids show the distribution between young and elder people. It is very interesting to see how the pyramid is able to show the predicted population pyramid of the future as well. 

Tori Denney's curator insight, May 27, 2015 6:39 PM

Access to health care, education, utilities, and sanitation - Population pyramids show population of different ages from each gender in a certain country. From population pyramids, you can conclude a country's development level. For example, if there is an equal population of all ages, this means that they have amazing health care, great education to educate women about birth control towards population, and good sanitation. From all of this information, you can tell how developed a country may be and perhaps also whether the country has many cities And urbanization.