U.N. warns us to eat less meat and lay off biofuels, or we’re in for it We’re overconsuming ourselves into environmental oblivion. Farming will eliminate forests, plains, and other wild areas nearly the size of Brazil by 2050 around the world if we can’t mend our agricultural, dietary, and biofuel-burning ways. This unsustainable drive for more growing land will result in rising hunger and more frequent riots as food prices increase. Dyson Releases the Eye, a Robot Vacuum With a 360-Degree Camera Today, Dyson is releasing its first robotic vacuum cleaner: the 360 Eye. Dyson The 360 Eye features many hallmarks of a Dyson vacuum cleaner: Cyclone technology and strong suction power, thanks to its digital motor. To navigate, the Eye uses a 360-degree camera (seen on top here, ringed in blue) that views the room at a 45 degree angle, and takes 30 pictures per second.
is attending the Convergences World Forum - Be-Bound BlogBe-Bound Blog Sep 2, 2014 Milena Marie Apps & Tech 0 56 Views The Convergences World Forum will be held on September 8, 9 and 10 in Paris. Launched in 2008, Convergences is the first platform for thought in Europe that aims at building new convergences between public, private, and solidarity-based actors to promote the Millennium Development Goals and to alleviate poverty and privation in developed and developing countries. Be-Bound® participates to this World Forum in order to present Be-Bound® app and to meet the solidarity-based actors and especially the NGO United Way.
Happy Children Enjoy the Seaside! Keyword Catergory Artist Movement Price SoMe for Learning Managers – Practical Case no1: Formal International Social Learning As you may have seen, I’ve already posted 2 practical SoMe usage cases for Trainers (1) (2)- these will continue soon … This one is for the Learning and Development Managers out there wondering how they can formally use SoMe solutions to support a social-learning initiative. The options are endless, but some of the people I meet are “startless”, so here’s 1 concrete idea… First things first: Set specific learning objectives to work with The following example is from a company wide Project Management learning initiative that incorporates several social learning moments and draws upon usage of some free Web 2.0 tools. Several specific learning objectives were set for the whole group and sub-groups were asked to work on one or other specific objective, reporting back to the bigger group.
Fire devastates roadside camp where Brazilian Indians face 'mass murder' A fire has devastated the Guarani's roadside camp in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. © Spensy Pimentel/Survival A fire has raged through a Guarani roadside camp, forcing the Indians to flee as their shelters were razed to the ground, their food supplies destroyed and their possessions lost to the blaze. The fire is reported to have started on the São Fernando sugarcane plantation and mill which are occupying the ancestral land of Apy Ka’y community. According to Brazil’s environmental police force, it has destroyed an area of approximately 1,000 hectares, including the indigenous camp.
Rewards Dear members of the Dronestagram community, Four years ago I created this site as a side project. As an amateur drone pilot since the beginning, I had the idea of building the first social network dedicated to drone photography. Everything was free and we have not earned a single penny from Dronestagram as of today. However, we quickly found that the tim it took to build and maintain Dronestagam turned our passion into a full time job. I don’t regret any of the time or effort that we have put into Dronestagram, and am very happy to have done what I could for the drone community. Impact Journalism Day Sparknews invites the world’s leading newspapers to come together and share stories of hope, change and innovation. That’s impact. Sourcing: Together, Sparknews and its partner newspapers will select 101 innovative projects to feature. These will be concrete projects that already offer solutions to critical issues of the day in matters such as the environment, health, technology and more.
Must-see Portraits by Kanamm Kanamm is a talented female artist / digital illustrator living and working in Belgium. When I stumbled upon her dA portfolio, I knew right away this artist has to be featured on our site. Her colorful portrait illustrations are amazing. Below, my picks … for more, make sure to follow the link at the bottom of this post.
Big Data for Learning in a Call-Centre Whilst researching for a conference speech I will give soon for a Belgian government organisation on new learning trends, I have been checking out some of the ideas and literature around Big Data. This is a hot buzz-word with a lot of applications in the world of marketing and sales, but I am wondering about its application to learning. I don’t know yet what is truly possible today, but I wanted to share an idea that came to me of how Big Data could help learning and performance improvement in a specific environment: Call centres…
Sign the Petiton Dear Roger Ferguson, CEO of TIAA: We are writing to raise serious concerns regarding TIAA’s involvement in land grabbing, deforestation, and human rights violations, and we ask you to take a series of steps to address these concerns. Specifically, our concerns regard two distinct but closely related issues: - Through its wholly owned subsidiary TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture LLC (TCGA), TIAA is involved in land speculation in Brazil, using corporate subsidiaries to buy up land in apparent contravention of Brazilian law restricting land ownership by foreign individuals and corporations, according to a report from The New York Times.