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A little dose of astronomy facts for today.

spaceplasma:

Planets of Our Solar System

Our solar system officially has eight planets and one star: the Sun. The discovery of an object larger than Pluto in 2005 rekindled the debate over whether such objects, belonging to the Kuiper Belt – a collection of icy bodies located beyond Neptune – should be called planets. Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt are now considered “dwarf planets.”

Planet facts: space-facts.com

T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming

tingojatt:

John Legere and T-Mobile want to make buying a smartphone more like shopping for a used car. And they mean that in the best possible way.

On Wednesday, the company announced a new “test drive” program in which would-be T-Mobile customers can try out an iPhone 5s for seven days to decide whether…

Apple’s Beats acquisition may prove to be a huge money maker

macdailynews:

Apple’s Beats acquisition may prove to be a huge money maker

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“Let’s be honest: Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics isn’t a sexy acquisition,” Yoni Heisler writes for TUAW. “he deal doesn’t provide nearly as much room for speculation and intrigue as would exist if Apple purchased a company like, say, Nest or Netflix.”

“But the more I look at the deal and the overall headwinds of the music industry, Apple’s…

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You can now create your own amazing Star Wars movies with this Disney iPad app

Star Wars fans who can’t wait for the latest movie in the saga to come out can test their own movie and story-telling skills with a new Disney app for iPad that lets users make their own Star Wars movies.

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You can now create your own amazing Star Wars movies with this Disney iPad app

Star Wars fans who can’t wait for the latest movie in the saga to come out can test their own movie and story-telling skills with a new Disney app for iPad that lets users make their own Star Wars movies.

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Crowd-Control Drone Can Fire Pepper Spray
The ‘Skunk’ drone is fitted with paintball guns which can fire up to 80 pepper spray pellets every second.
A crowd-control drone fitted with paintball guns, speakers and strobe lights has been built by a South African company.
Desert Wolf says it has already received an order for 25 of the Skunk Riot Control Copters from an unnamed international mining company outside the country.
The guns can be fitted with dye markers, solid plastic pellets and small capsules of pepper spray.
The drone has a payload capacity of around 40kg; it can carry up to 4,000 projectiles and fires up to 80 shots each second.
The eight-rotor aircraft also has high-definition and thermal imaging cameras.
It needs two people to control it; one to manoeuvre the aircraft, and one to control the array of tools and weapons on board.
Complete with a ground control station, it will cost around 500,000 South African Rand (£27,400).
A spokesman for Desert Wolf said more orders were in the pipeline from customers around the world.
These include security companies, police units and businesses.
Source

Crowd-Control Drone Can Fire Pepper Spray

The ‘Skunk’ drone is fitted with paintball guns which can fire up to 80 pepper spray pellets every second.

A crowd-control drone fitted with paintball guns, speakers and strobe lights has been built by a South African company.

Desert Wolf says it has already received an order for 25 of the Skunk Riot Control Copters from an unnamed international mining company outside the country.

The guns can be fitted with dye markers, solid plastic pellets and small capsules of pepper spray.

The drone has a payload capacity of around 40kg; it can carry up to 4,000 projectiles and fires up to 80 shots each second.

The eight-rotor aircraft also has high-definition and thermal imaging cameras.

It needs two people to control it; one to manoeuvre the aircraft, and one to control the array of tools and weapons on board.

Complete with a ground control station, it will cost around 500,000 South African Rand (£27,400).

A spokesman for Desert Wolf said more orders were in the pipeline from customers around the world.

These include security companies, police units and businesses.

Source

Será que alguém paga por algo que tem diversas opções gratuitas? 

Detalhe para o termo NUVEM DIGITAL.

Será que alguém paga por algo que tem diversas opções gratuitas?

Detalhe para o termo NUVEM DIGITAL.

thisistheverge:

YouTube will reportedly block videos from indie artists who don’t sign up for its paid streaming service
As YouTube prepares to roll out an ad-free streaming music service, the Financial Times is reporting that it will block videos from indie artists who don’t sign up for this new offering. According to the story, YouTube has signed deals with the major labels, and is explicitly threatening to block artists from using the entire YouTube platform, free or paid, if they do not agree to the terms of the new streaming service.

thisistheverge:

YouTube will reportedly block videos from indie artists who don’t sign up for its paid streaming service
As YouTube prepares to roll out an ad-free streaming music service, the Financial Times is reporting that it will block videos from indie artists who don’t sign up for this new offering. According to the story, YouTube has signed deals with the major labels, and is explicitly threatening to block artists from using the entire YouTube platform, free or paid, if they do not agree to the terms of the new streaming service.

fastcompany:

It’s becoming more and more important for companies to find ways to make money without being evil. From creating shared value to using big data, here’s how that’s going to get even easier.
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fastcompany:

It’s becoming more and more important for companies to find ways to make money without being evil. From creating shared value to using big data, here’s how that’s going to get even easier.

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smartercities:

People for Smarter Cities: Urban Farming

A team of local food pioneers in Calgary, Canada have successfully promoted urban farming, engaging the community in the creation of a truly sustainable food system.

For more ideas check out -> http://people4smartercities.com/

popsci:

skunkbear:

This is what a garden looks like in space.
This is what a space garden looks likeAstronauts who spend months on end in space sure do miss their greens. That’s why NASA is embarking on a program to get astronauts growing their own food. First stop is the International Space Station and a vegetable production system called Veg-01, or “Veggie.”
Full story here.
Image courtesy of NASA

On a very relevant note and expanding the question further, what would people in permanent space colonies eat? Surely not just greens?

Once settled on another planet, colonists would likely start with hydroponic farming, using small-stature or dwarf cultivars that can be tightly packed together.
Later on, the colonists would move to carbohydrate-heavy crops like sweet potatoes, rice, and wheat, and after that they might plant protein and oil-rich crops, such as soybeans and peanuts.

Read the rest of the answer here. 

popsci:

skunkbear:

This is what a garden looks like in space.

This is what a space garden looks likeAstronauts who spend months on end in space sure do miss their greens. That’s why NASA is embarking on a program to get astronauts growing their own food. First stop is the International Space Station and a vegetable production system called Veg-01, or “Veggie.”

Full story here.

Image courtesy of NASA

On a very relevant note and expanding the question further, what would people in permanent space colonies eat? Surely not just greens?

Once settled on another planet, colonists would likely start with hydroponic farming, using small-stature or dwarf cultivars that can be tightly packed together.

Later on, the colonists would move to carbohydrate-heavy crops like sweet potatoes, rice, and wheat, and after that they might plant protein and oil-rich crops, such as soybeans and peanuts.

Read the rest of the answer here. 

Evolution is almost universally accepted among those who understand it, and almost universally rejected by those who don’t.

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Richard Dawkins

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(Fonte: whats-out-there)

It’s all about EYEBALLS.



futurist-foresight:

A very interesting list indeed! Ranging from daily newspaper circulation to mobile phone subscriptions in 2013.
brucesterling:

*Every year, I read the “Tomi Ahonen Almanac” of statistics about the mobile phone biz.  Every year my hair gets whiter, too — but it’s probably not just from the supernatural horror of these amazing numbers.
*Seven-point-one billion mobile phone subscriptions means one subscription for every person on the planet.  But it’s only gonna go up, up, up — in Europe they’ve already got three mobile accounts for every two living people.


Some amazing numbers

It’s all about EYEBALLS.

futurist-foresight:

A very interesting list indeed! Ranging from daily newspaper circulation to mobile phone subscriptions in 2013.

brucesterling:

*Every year, I read the “Tomi Ahonen Almanac” of statistics about the mobile phone biz.  Every year my hair gets whiter, too — but it’s probably not just from the supernatural horror of these amazing numbers.

*Seven-point-one billion mobile phone subscriptions means one subscription for every person on the planet.  But it’s only gonna go up, up, up — in Europe they’ve already got three mobile accounts for every two living people.

Some amazing numbers

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analyticisms:

#SaturdaySadStat: no wonder Apple bought Beats…the streaming model is eating the download model’s lunch

analyticisms:

#SaturdaySadStat: no wonder Apple bought Beats…the streaming model is eating the download model’s lunch

Vigilância Sanitária de NY usa Yelp! para coletar denúncias a restaurantes.

Three years ago, New York City’s health department was trying to track a suspected outbreak of food-borne illness that went on for weeks at a particular restaurant. One investigator, who was a fan of Yelp (YELP), looked up the restaurant’s reviews on the ratings website and saw that diners reported they’d gotten sick after eating there. The agency created a Yelp account and sent messages to the reviewers to get more information about what they and their companions had eaten, to determine which foods were responsible for the illness.

Soon after, investigators started a program to discover whether Yelp reviews could alert the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to food-borne outbreaks it hadn’t learned about through complaints the agency gets by phone and online. (New York’s mayor at the time, Michael Bloomberg, is the majority owner ofBloomberg Businessweek parent Bloomberg LP.) The agency asked Yelp for a data feed of public reviews on New York restaurants and worked with researchers at Columbia University to develop algorithms that would flag suspect reviews—keywords such as “vomit,” “diarrhea,” and “food poisoning,” were part of the equation.

Fonte: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-22/restaurant-inspectors-are-reading-your-yelp-reviews