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"The Gathering A Sound Relief" Live Concert

Rock N'roll
    The Gathering
 
Live Concert
 "A Sound Relief" 
Anneke van Giersbergen & The Gathering  at Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL 2005 "A Sound Relief" Live Concert... 

 The Gathering is a Dutch progressive/alternative rock band, founded in 1989 by brothers Hans and René Ruttent; Anneke van Giersbergen is a Dutch singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist who became known worldwide as the lead singer and songwriter for "The Gathering" between 1995 and 2007.



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"Heijmans ONE Houses" The movable home for single home households





SUSTAINABILITY & ARCHITECTURE
"Heijmans ONE Houses"

The movable home for single home households
An Amsterdam real estate developer wants young people to occupy affordable, moveable homes on properties where building is stalled—and move when construction gets started again.

Heijmans introduces a new concept of living to the market: Heijmans ONE. This special home offers opportunities to meet demands for qualitative and affordable rental housing, while at the same time solving a social issue.


Can't Make Rent? This Beautiful Squatter's Home Can Be Built On A Vacant Lot By Adele Peters via FastCo.Exist: In A Dayn Amsterdam, like many cities, it's hard to find an affordable place to live, especially for recent college graduates who would rather avoid moving in with roommates or their parents. A new movable house is designed to make living in the city center cheaper for single millennials by making use of temporarily vacant land. Read full Article via FastCo.Exist


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Image is Powerful but is Superficial - Cameron Russell



MIND, BEAUTY & WORLD


"Image is Powerful but is Superficial"

Cameron Russell at TEDx


Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. 


Cameron Russell wants to have a discussion about the way that we, as a society, perceive beauty. Media representations of women, she says, are replete with racist and sexist representations, encouraging women to live up to a standard that is both oppressive and unattainable. Russell’s profession offers an insider’s perspective on the topic – after all, she has been modeling for over a decade .

"Image is powerful…but also, image is superficial. Barring surgery (or the fake tan I got for work) there’s very little we can do to transform how we look. And how we look — although it is superficial and immutable — has a huge impact on our lives. Today for me, being fearless means being honest. And I am on this stage because I’m a model — I’m on this stage because I am a pretty, white woman. In my industry we call that a ‘sexy girl’"  Cameron Russell.



Whatch this great talk with Cameron Russell

Stone Temple Pilots "Crackerman" LIVE





Upon his death, many critics and peers offered reevaluations of Weiland's life and career, including David Fricke of Rolling Stone and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, the latter calling Weiland one of three "voices of the generation" alongside Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley.

Crackerman" from "Core" the debut album by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, released on September 29, 1992 through Atlantic Records.  While initially displaying a sound typically identified as grunge early on in its career, further releases from the band expressed a variety of influences, including psychedelic rock, bossa nova and classic rock. 


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"CRISPR is going to revolutionize our food system" and start a new war over GMOs



ART: Illustration by Eric Palma.


The gene-editing tool could create drought-resistant grain or allergy-free peanuts. Will a society on edge about genetically modified food embrace this newest innovation?

In five years, there might be a little CRISPR-edited corn in your breakfast cereal or CRISPR-edited wheat in your pasta. CRISPR'd tomatoes and CRISPR'd pork might follow. There's already a little CRISPR in your yogurt.

It's not hyperbolic to say that CRISPR-Cas9—new technology that makes it possible to quickly and easily edit DNA—is changing the future of food. The method could eventually be used to tweak almost anything we eat, selecting traits that can make agriculture more environmentally sustainable and productive, or the resulting food healthier. Full Article via FAST CO.EXIT

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Social Innovation for Social Good


  INspire and Disrupt!

"Social Innovation for Social Good"

Gopi Kallayil via TEDxBerkeley
In this TEDxTalk Gopi Kallayil takes us on a journey of worldwide examples in which social media makes a difference in the lives of people. The power of social media as a driver for social innovation.




 “When people have access to knowledge, the find solutions for their problems”.


"A Water Carrier" For The Developing World That Cleans As It Rolls



SUSTAINABILITY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
"A Water Carrier"

For The Developing World That Cleans As It Rolls 
via FastCoexist & Safesipp.org



With a few simple modifications, the same five-gallon barrels used for storage can be repurposed to solve a major barrier to clean water access for millions of people.


Millions of people lack access to tap water, and every day, need to lug water to their homes from streams, lakes, and collective faucets. We've written about several helpful tools to help them carry water, including these wheels and balls. But SafeSIPP--a new device from three Arizona State graduates--has the potential to do more. In addition to transporting water, it also cleans the water at the same time. 

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"Einstein sólo creía en el Dios de Spinoza"¿Sabes cómo es?





CULTURE & UNIVERSE
"Einstein sólo creía en el Dios de Spinoza" 
¿Sabes cómo es?
  Por María Hidalgo via muhimu.es



“Creo en el Dios de Spinoza, quien se revela así mismo en una armonía de lo existente, no en un Dios que se interesa por el destino y las acciones de los seres humanos”.

 
Sabían que cuando Einstein daba alguna conferencia en las numerosas universidades, la pregunta recurrente que le hacían los estudiantes era:

-¿Cree Ud. en Dios?  y  él siempre respondía:   "Creo en el Dios de Spinoza."
El que no había leído a Spinoza se sorprenderá. Baruch de Spinoza fue un filósofo Holandés considerado uno de los tres grandes racionalistas de la filosofía del siglo XVII, junto con el francés Descartes. Ve el articulo completo via muhimu.es


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"WORLD RECYCLING DAY" RECYCLE STREET ART

"WORLD RECYCLING DAY" IMAGE: RECYCLE STREET ART  by @msanhuezacelsi
 Copyright © 2016 @msanhuezacelsi

"La Educación Anti-Emprendedora"



CULTURE & INNOVATION
  Columna por Roberto Musso via innovacion.cl


Columna de Roberto Musso (Digevo Group). El sistema educativo actual no nos prepara para realmente pensar. Tampoco para crear cosas nuevas, atrevernos, dar el salto, despojarnos de la comodidad y hacer realidad ideas nuevas.

Desde muy pequeños somos educados para hacer las tareas, tener buenas notas y encontrar un trabajo, pero no para ser emprendedores. La educación tradicional nos entrena para aceptar las verdades sin cuestionarlas, nos exige adaptarnos a un determinado ritmo de responsabilidad, a técnicas antiguas de enseñanza, sin distingo de intereses ni capacidades, con jornadas extenuantes e inmersos en un ambiente 100% competitivo y muy poco colaborativo. El 99% de los estudiantes no fueron entrenados para emprender. 



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"Steve Jobs" Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish




Be Curious, INspire and Disrupt
"Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Speech



Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks, including death itself,  at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

http://inspiyr.com/full-of-passion/ 



Passion - Creative Commons "LIVE" Gallery

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 This great photography  is  "Passion" by (CC BY NC ND). More Photos  on "Creative Commons LIVE Gallery" via EcoworldReactor BLOG.

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"The proliferation of R&D" How much do companies worldwide spend on R&D?





SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
"The Proliferation of R&D"
How much do Companies spend on R&D?


INFOGRAPHIC: Asia’s billion-dollar R&D club is growing: Percentage of share of companies globally that spent US$1bn or more on R&D (view full picture).

 

Manufacturers in the future will increasingly invest more in their own laboratories.“By developing infrastructure and training skilled workers, foreign investors can contribute to a country’s broader R&D ecosystem.”

Manufacturers are investing in and prioritising research and development (R&D) as never before, even in an uncertain economic environment, as they seek to gain a competitive advantage. In a 2015 KPMG survey of global manufacturers, half said their strategic focus was innovation-led, with almost three-quarters planning to devote more than 4% of revenues to R&D over the next two years—up from almost 60% who did so over the past two years.

Broadly speaking, virtually all manufacturers have R&D divisions or centres devoted to the development of technologies meant to give them a competitive edge. As the US National Institute of Standards and Technology notes, companies can focus their efforts in several directions: they might overhaul manufacturing processes to produce substantial productivity or quality gains; improve production equipment for gains in speed, accuracy or environmental efficiency; create technologies that empower the development of new products or processes (such as prototyping or supply chain integration); or pursue advances that improve workforce conditions. Full Article via The Economist Intelligence Unit

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"Las más Bellas palabras del Castellano"




CULTURE & SUSTAINABILITY
"Las más Bellas palabras del Castellano"
  ¿Cual es tu favorita?

Decía el filósofo austriaco Ludwig Wittgenstein que “Los límites de tu lenguaje son los límites de tu mundo.


  Quizás por ello, una riqueza en nuestro vocabulario pueda ayudarnos a apreciar todos esos matices de la vida que pueden pasar a nuestro alrededor sin que nos fijemos en ellos. Por ejemplo, el gallego contempla más de 70 vocablos para la lluvia.

El castellano posee la tercera mayor población alfabetizada del mundo (un 5,47 % del total), siendo la tercera lengua más utilizada para la producción de información en los medios de comunicación, y también la tercera lengua con más usuarios de Internet (182 millones, 8% del total). El diccionario de la RAE contiene 88.000 palabras. El de americanismos 70.000; aunque se estima que el 30% de las palabras que usamos ni siquiera aparece en el diccionario. Ve el articulo completo via culturainquieta.com



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"Burn The Witch" The return of RADIOHEAD


Rock N'roll
    "Burn The Witch"

THE RETURN OF RADIOHEAD

A still from Radiohead’s new video for the song “Burn the Witch.” Radiohead’s twitchy, anxious melodies express true apprehension about the future: both where we’re going and, more important, how we’re going to get there (by newyorker).


"Burn the Witch" is a song by English rock band Radiohead. Following a long recording history, it was released as a download on 3 May 2016, accompanied by a stop-motion animated music video that pays homage to the 1960s British children's television programme Camberwick Green and the 1973 British horror film The Wicker Man. 


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"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open" Frank Zappa





"Get Free Housing Designs From A Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect"

 
 
 
By Diana Budds via FastCo.Design

Alejandro Aravena released four housing plans online in the hopes of making well-designed, low-cost housing more accessible.

 

Befitting its reputation for socially driven architecture, Elemental—the Santiago, Chile–based firm of this year's Pritzker Prize laureate, Alejandro Aravena—has made plans for four of its low-cost housing designs free to the public.

In doing so, the firm is making good on its mission to use architecture to solve the global housing and rapid-urbanization crisis by making its work more accessible.


"Chernobyl Disaster" 30 Years After



TECHNOLOGY & SUSTAINABILITY
30 Years After
 By Elisabeth Cardis via OpenDemocracy.com

The Chernobyl disaster of April, 26, 1986, in Ukraine, is considered the worst nuclear accident in history together with the one in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011.

 April, 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the accident in Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which resulted in a very large release of radionuclides which were deposited over a very wide area in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly in Europe and, most particularly, in Belarus, Northern Ukraine and part of Western Russia.


The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and casualties. It is one of only two classified as a level 7 event (the maximum classification) on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011. The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles. During the accident itself, 31 people died, and long-term effects such as cancers are still being investigated.



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