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Amazing Proposal Stories

Amazing Proposal Stories | study | Scoop.it
Shouts & Murmurs by Simon Rich: “So Ted says, ‘Will you marry me?’ And, before I can respond, the Soviet scientists come out from behind this rock.”
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'British scientist clone dinosaur': They haven't, they won't and they never will - here's why

'British scientist clone dinosaur': They haven't, they won't and they never will - here's why | study | Scoop.it
An extraordinary story of the world’s first cloned dinosaur has got a lot of traction on Twitter and inspired alarmist comparisons to Jurassic Park. It is also, not unexpectedly, a complete fake. 

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Read why it's a perpetual hoax
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New Phishing Vulnerability Discovered In All Versions Of Android [Updates]

New Phishing Vulnerability Discovered In All Versions Of Android [Updates] | study | Scoop.it
A new phishing technique utilizing SMS messages has just been in discovered in the Android Open Source Project.

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The world's largest solar plant just started producing electricity for the power grid

The world's largest solar plant just started producing electricity for the power grid | study | Scoop.it

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water is turned into steam to power turbines. Bingo: you have the world's biggest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.

 

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity to California customers.


At full capacity, the facility's trio of 450-foot high towers produces a gross total of 392 megawatts (MW) of solar power, enough electricity to provide 140,000 California homes with clean energy and avoid 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equal to removing 72,000 vehicles off the road.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:59 AM

It takes a while to replace oil as our principal energy source... but they are working on it.

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High impact innovation!!!

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Faith and science agree: Compassion aids well-being

Faith and science agree: Compassion aids well-being | study | Scoop.it

Being good does a body good. The Bible says so, and science proves it, author Stephen Post told a group at Baylor University.


Medical science demonstrates people experience feelings of serenity when they help others, said Post, founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care & Bioethics at Stony Brook University.


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It turns out when you do face-to-face

helping, the brain also releases a chemical,

a hormone called oxytocin...

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“It turns out when you do face-to-face helping, the brain also releases a chemical, a hormone called oxytocin,” which produces feelings of inner tranquility, he said in a lecture sponsored by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.


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New Genes Tied to Alzheimer's Disease - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

New Genes Tied to Alzheimer's Disease - National Institutes of Health (NIH) | study | Scoop.it
Researchers identified 11 new genes that affect the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The findings point to novel targets for preventing or delaying the disease.

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:02 PM

The increasing understanding of the genetics of Alzheimer's disease continues to grow, and with it our ability to identify those at risk and to develop treatments.

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Sugar not only makes you fat, it may make you sick

Sugar not only makes you fat, it may make you sick | study | Scoop.it
In recent years, sugar -- more so than fat -- has been receiving the bulk of the blame for our deteriorating health.

Most of us know we consume more sugar than we should.  Let's be honest, it's hard not to.

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THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:14 PM

Before you reach for that next sugary treat, think long and hard about the long-term cost to your health.

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How To Self-Publish a Book With WordPress

How To Self-Publish a Book With WordPress | study | Scoop.it
You might be under the false assumption that "real books" aren't self-published. Back in the day, self-publishing was considered to be on par with vanity publishing, the dead end route whereby auth...

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Jeffrey Lapin's curator insight, January 5, 2014 3:25 PM

How to Self-Publish a Book With WordPress


By: Sarah Gooding via WP Tavern

 

Very informative post about self-publishing a book in WordPress. The post discusses: the benefits of self-publishing with WordPress; plugins to publish, converting and creating a book; as well as distribution and promotion.

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A Wikipedia for robots allowing them to share knowledge and experience worldwide

A Wikipedia for robots allowing them to share knowledge and experience worldwide | study | Scoop.it

European scientists from six institutes and two universities have developed an online platform where robots can learn new skills from each other worldwide — a kind of “Wikipedia for robots.” The objective is to help develop robots better at helping elders with caring and household tasks. “The problem right now is that robots are often developed specifically for one task”, says René van de Molengraft, TU/e researcher and RoboEarth project leader.

 

“RoboEarth simply lets robots learn new tasks and situations from each other. All their knowledge and experience are shared worldwide on a central, online database.” In addition, some computing and “thinking” tasks can be carried out by the system’s “cloud engine,” he said, “so the robot doesn’t need to have as much computing or battery power on‑board.”

 

For example, a robot can image a hospital room and upload the resulting map to RoboEarth. Another robot, which doesn’t know the room, can use that map on RoboEarth to locate a glass of water immediately, without having to search for it endlessly. In the same way a task like opening a box of pills can be shared on RoboEarth, so other robots can also do it without having to be programmed for that specific type of box.

 

RoboEarth is based on four years of research by a team of scientists from six European research institutes (TU/e, Philips, ETH Zürich, TU München and the universities of Zaragoza and Stuttgart).

 

 

Robots learn from each other on 'Wiki for robots'


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3D printing gives disabled duck Dudley a new limb

3D printing gives disabled duck Dudley a new limb | study | Scoop.it

 

Yet another disabled wee duckie has been given a new lease on life thanks to the magic of 3D printing.

 


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How to make critical thinking exercises fun

How to make critical thinking exercises fun | study | Scoop.it
One of the greatest aspects of teaching students critical thinking skills is that, especially when compared to traditional classroom activities, critical thinking exercises can be a lot of fun.

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Innovative Wind Turbine Smaller Than a Penny Could Power Your Smartphone | EcoWatch

Innovative Wind Turbine Smaller Than a Penny Could Power Your Smartphone | EcoWatch | study | Scoop.it

The micro-windmills designed by electrical engineering professor Dr. J.-C. Chiao and research associate Smitha Rao are so tiny that a single grain of rice could hold about 10 of them, according to a news release from the university.

 

The duo envision embedding hundreds of micro-windmills in a sleeve for a cell phone. Users could generate electricity for the phone’s battery by waving it in the air or by holding it up to an open window on a windy day.

 

Thousands of turbines could be mounted on home or building walls to produce the energy needed for lighting, security, wireless communication and more. 


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, January 14, 2014 3:39 AM

Micro windmills. As the windmills for wind farms get larger and larger, these go in the oppoite direction.

 

Small isn't only beautiful, it also seems to be efficient - if you can just make enough of them and put them to use all at the same time...

Brian Fisher's curator insight, January 14, 2014 8:40 AM

Wow; imagine the possibilities....

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Mirror Neurons: Cells that Read Minds

Mirror Neurons: Cells that Read Minds | study | Scoop.it

Humans, it turns out, have mirror neurons that are far smarter, more flexible and more highly evolved than any of those found in monkeys, a fact that scientists say reflects the evolution of humans' sophisticated social abilities.

 

The human brain has multiple mirror neuron systems that specialize in carrying out and understanding not just the actions of others but their intentions, the social meaning of their behavior and their emotions.

 

"We are exquisitely social creatures," Dr. Rizzolatti said. "Our survival depends on understanding the actions, intentions and emotions of others."

 

By Sandra Blakeslee

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron


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A Giant Basket That Uses Condensation to Gather Drinking Water

A Giant Basket That Uses Condensation to Gather Drinking Water | study | Scoop.it

Vittori hopes to have two WarkaTowers erected in Ethiopia by 2015 and is looking for financial rainmakers who'd like to seed these tree-inspired structures across the country.

 

His stunning water towers stand nearly 30 feet tall and can collect over 25 gallons of potable water per day by harvesting atmospheric water vapor.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:04 PM

Great design and great technology ... water from the air!

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this sounds like a good concept and coming from a great place to help out this community but you also have to take in consideration the bugs that can potentially contaminate the water by easily getting through the mesh barrier. As well as the deterioration of the mesh, constructed of plastic, the sun would deem this fabric useless in under a year. so the maintenance required to keep this project working and collecting clean water. 

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Many ways to break SSL with CRIME attacks, experts warn

Many ways to break SSL with CRIME attacks, experts warn | study | Scoop.it
Despite browser fixes, disabling SSL compression on servers may be best defense.

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Franklin Becker On The Evolution Of Healthy Eating, Gluten-Free ...

Franklin Becker On The Evolution Of Healthy Eating, Gluten-Free ... | study | Scoop.it
Franklin Becker knows firsthand about practicing a healthy lifestyle. The chef of New York City's new health haven Little Beet reveals that his cooking has become progressively healthier since he was diagnosed with Type II ...

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10 Trends That Are Shaping Global Media Consumption

10 Trends That Are Shaping Global Media Consumption | study | Scoop.it
here, 10 trends that are shaping media consumption in traditional and emerging media markets.

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A Moment of Awe --Recreating the Human Brain (VIDEO)

A Moment of Awe --Recreating the Human Brain (VIDEO) | study | Scoop.it
The Fomalhaut Star System -- Intriguing Discoveries About this Most Massive of Nearby Multiple Systems | Main | "We Will Send Robots to Read the Genomes of Alien Life Forms and Replicate Them Back on Earth" » ...

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Why Am I Lonely? | The Reality of Loneliness | Depression | Hurt | Disappointment

Why Am I Lonely? | The Reality of Loneliness | Depression | Hurt | Disappointment | study | Scoop.it
An article dealing with the reality of lonliness , disappointment, and depression. Find out why you are lonely here (RT @Pray4TheLost: For anyone struggling with self-harm, there is hope for you!

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P2P Lending For Mortages

New peer to peer mortgage launches for buy to let investors Easier (press release) Peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital has launched 'Lend to Let', the first P2P buy-to-let mortgage, providing loans for overseas buy to let investors struggling to...

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P2P Consultants's curator insight, May 11, 2013 7:46 PM

Interesting example of p2p lending arriving to the mortage market. This is just another example of the massive trend into peert to peer lending under the general theme of social capital

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Google isn't the only company working on artificial intelligence. It's just the richest

Google isn't the only company working on artificial intelligence. It's just the richest | study | Scoop.it

Everyone’s more interested in artificial intelligence since news broke that Google acquired a secretive startup called DeepMind. The technology has big promise, but make no mistake: It’s not sentient yet, and Google is far from alone in its quest.


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Myths About Google+ | Social Media Today

Myths About Google+ | Social Media Today | study | Scoop.it
Vic Gundotra, head of social at Google, reported in October 2013 that Google+ experienced a 58% increase in users between May and Oct 2013. The platform has 540 million members, 300 million of whom are monthly active users.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 24, 2014 6:53 PM

I use Google Plus for all my classroom related activities. Facebook just cannot compete with Google hangouts. I will hopefully move all my Skype friends to Google Plus because of the Google Hangout's. I have switched all my on-line teaching from Skype to Google Plus. Keep it all simple with Google Plus!

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Teachers’ pay should be based on performance, not years worked: report

Teachers’ pay should be based on performance, not years worked: report | study | Scoop.it
Report from Canadian Council of Chief Executives says current teacher compensation model is ineffective and its recommendations could improve the quality of classroom instruction

 


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7 Steps for Choosing the Best Technology Tools for Your Teaching

7 Steps for Choosing the Best Technology Tools for Your Teaching | study | Scoop.it

With the seemingly endless selection of technology tools available, how do educators choose the right technology tools to incorporate into their teaching? If you are in the situation of considering a new technology tool in your teaching, here are 7 steps to take as you choose which tool may be best for you -

 

See more at: http://www.jasonrhode.com/choosingtechtools?utm_content=buffer4b335&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.4EkClzuw.dpuf


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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 23, 2014 6:30 AM

useful article to help navigate the maze of choices.

NEng's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:24 PM

Tech Tools selection

LearningAviation's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:44 AM

Looks like a great article

 

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Britney Spears documentary: Most revealing quotes

Britney Spears documentary: Most revealing quotes | study | Scoop.it
Britney Spears is enjoying one of the best celebrity comebacks we've seen since Robert Downey Jr., and to prove it, she has released a documentary full of rare glimpses into her personal life.

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