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Research & Learning

LEGO Foundation Centre for Creativity, Play and Learning<p>The LEGO Foundation Centre for Creativity, Play and Learning is an entity within the LEGO …

Pedagogy

As machines take on more human work, what’s left for us?

For decades, labor economists have sought to quantify and predict the the impact of computer technology on both current and future employment, a …

The Real Raw Material of Wealth by Ricardo Hausmann

TIRANA – Poor countries export raw materials such as cocoa, iron ore, and raw diamonds. Rich countries export – often to those same poor countries – …

Placemaking in Paris: How Politics Changed the Parisian Landscape - Project for Public Spaces

<i>PPS has been learning from and advocating for better public spaces in Paris, a city that has quietly done more than any other in recent decades to</i> …

This Treadmill Uses Your Workout To Wash Your Clothes

Between watching a favorite TV show and mentally checking off a to-do list, many of us are already trying to accomplish five things at once while working out. One student designer from South Korea is taking that a step further with a treadmill that does laundry while in use.<p>Si Hyeong Ryu’s “Wheel” …

Exercise

10 ways technology is fighting climate change

People are starting to heed the warnings of climate scientists by harnessing technology to slow the rate of rising seas and warming temperatures. …

World Bank Restructuring Could Benefit Open Gov

August 4, 2014<p>World Bank Restructuring Could Benefit Open Gov<p>It is an uncommon sight to see an open government actor “talking shop” with a …

10 Tips to Make You More Powerful at Work | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Whether you’re giving a presentation, entering a negotiation, or simply trying to influence a coworker, being aware of power structures and your own …

How to Help an Underperformer

As a manager, you can’t accept underperformance. It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and it can demoralize the other people on your team. But what do you do about an employee who isn’t performing up to snuff? How do you help turn around the problematic behavior? And how long do you let it go on …

GALLUP: Advertising On Facebook And Twitter Barely Even Works

According to the polling firm's latest "State of the American Consumer" report, released Monday, just 5% of Americans say social media advertising has a great deal of influence on which products they buy. In fact, 62% of the 18,000 people Gallup surveyed said social media advertising has no effect …

Public Relations

Los goles científicos de América del Sur

<b>"Una parte del mundo que ha pasado demasiado tiempo en los laterales de la ciencia", dice la revista científica Nature, que dedica su último número a América del Sur.</b><p>La publicación eligió el comienzo del Mundial de Fútbol para examinar la situación de la ciencia en la región, cuando miles de …

Inside Shenzhen: China's Silicon Valley

Just 30 years ago this Pearl River Delta megacity was a mere fishing village. Now home to up to 15 million people it hopes to become a tech nirvana for the world's hardware startups<p>In pictures: Shenzhen's Huaqiangbei mega market<p>Everywhere you look, there is enterprise. Inside the Huaqiangbei …

The Tracker Archives - Undark

Saudis Now Have an Online Portal to the King

Citizens in Saudi Arabia can now voice their opinions about their country via a new website, which promises to be a direct portal to the …

Ideologías: Manuales de Autoayuda Política.

Aceptando al peronismo y dando un paso adelante.<p>Las costosas lecciones del siglo XX poniendo el desarrollo tecnológico industrial al servicio de …

Science can answer moral questions

Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can -- and should -- be …

Australia’s first bitcoin automatic teller opens for business in Sydney

The machine will enable customers to buy and sell the digital currency, until now handled mainly by online exchanges<p>Australia's first bitcoin automatic teller machine has gone live in central Sydney, allowing passersby to buy and sell the digital currency and exchange it for cash.<p>The orange …

Monument Valley: impossible architecture game builds success

Inspired by art and film as much as games, ustwo’s visual puzzler for iPhone and iPad is finding fans around the world<p>Monument Valley is a beautiful thing: an architectural puzzle game for iPhone and iPad where you twist and drag bits of geometrically-impossible monuments to guide a princess named …

A Mind-Blowing Art Installation Makes A Statement

POOL, loss of colour is more than just a deceptively cool painting on the floor, it’s also kind of a visual mindf*ck. The painting, done by artist …

Google Glass Aiming to Transform How We Travel

Google has been playing slow and careful when it comes to rolling out Google Glass beyond a small, albeit passionate, community of early-adopters and …

5 Tips for Making the Most of a Conference

I must admit that I’ve always been skeptical of conferences. Taking days out of the office (for a reason other than vacation) is expensive. If you’re …

Designing Streets for People, Not Just Cars

As a test case, we selected six blocks of Divisadero Street between Oak and Fulton. We chose Divisadero because it is an evolving, active pedestrian …

Urban Design

Higher Perspective

Networking seems like the last priority while trying to balance a full time job, a social life, grocery shopping, and everything in between.<p>Luckily, …

Founder of 'Russia's Facebook' Says Government Demanded Ukraine Protestors' Data

The founder of the Russian social network Vkontakte (dubbed the "Russian Facebook" by Western media) says his country's Federal Security Service …

Bolivia Deploys the World's Largest System of Cable Cars

Los diez grandes inventos que surgieron de la Primera Guerra Mundial

Además de desolación y destrucción, muertes y enormes gastos materiales, la Primera Guerra Mundial, que se libró fundamentalmente en Europa entre el …

Innovadores de América anuncia cierre de postulaciones para segunda edición de su premio

República Dominicana.- Luego de su apertura el 10 de diciembre y con una extensión del plazo hasta el 16 de marzo, la comunidad emprendedora de …