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Technology to stop illegal logging and poaching on-the-spot: Rainforest Connection – Phones Turned to Forest Guardians

At any given moment, there are approximately a million different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web, you could browse through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find a lot of useful, some are weird, and other are almost useless.

Technology to stop illegal logging and poaching on-the-spot. It’s our answer to climate change & mass extinctions.

Photo credit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/topherwhite/rainforest-connection-phones-turned-to-forest-guar?ref=category_recommended&ref=discovery

Each RFCx device protects enough trees from logging to prevent 15 000 metric-tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to taking 3 000 cars off the road.  Each RFCx device can protect an area of forest so large that it is home to over 1000 different species of plants and animals. It could also focus on creating partnerships that empower indigenous populations working to protect their homelands from encroachment, logging and poaching.


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For Tech Geek DIY – With UDOO making things is really simple.

At any given moment, there are approximately a million different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web, you could browse through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find a lot of useful, some are weird, and other are almost useless.
DIY – With UDOO making things is really simple.
Want to build a LED light-controller, a RFid reader or a creative game controller? UDOO allows you to create any kind of project and share it with the community.Combining the flexibility of ArduinoTM with the power of Android or Linux, you can create and update tons of stand-alone solutions without worrying about the linking between the two worlds and their wiring.

UDOO is a joint effort of SECO USA Inc. (www.seco.com ) and  Aidilab (www.aidilab.com), in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in interaction design, embedded electronics, sensor networks and cognitive science, who along the years have worked together in several projects sharing the same vision about the role of technology in human life, and are now spread between North Europe and United States.


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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Official Introduction at Youtube

Release date in the Philippines March 16, 2018.
The revolutionary camera that adapts like the human eye.

Device Model Storage RAM Estimated Retail Price
Galaxy S9 64GB 4GB Php 45,000-50,000
Galaxy S9+ 64GB 6GB Php 51,000-55,000
Galaxy S9+ 128GB 6GB Php 56,000-60,000
Galaxy S9+ 256GB 6GB Php 61,000-75,000

More details of the products features at this link: https://www.samsung.com/ph/smartphones/galaxy-s9/camera/#dual-aperture

Pre-order period will be held from February 27 to March 6, 2018, and customers will be able to get a freebie of their choice
Customer gets the following as part of the pre-order offer:
a) One (1) Exclusive Gift of his choice:
o FREE AKG S30 Bluetooth Speaker,
o FREE Wireless Charger Convertible, or
o FREE Samsung voucher worth P3,500.00
– Voucher may be used on any Samsung mobile product (except the Galaxy S9 or S9+ unit) in the same store on the same day of purchase.
b)Complimentary giveaways:
o Zalora Voucher – 25% off for a min. purchase of P1,500; valid until Dec 31, 2018
o Honestbee Voucher
– P200 off for a min. spend of P599 on food; valid until March 31, 2019
– P500 off for a min. spend of P1,899 on groceries; valid until March 31, 2019
o 6 Months Screen Warranty Voucher
• Valid for a one-time replacement of screen, inclusive of parts only
• Offer applies for cracks and scratches
• May be availed in select Authorized Samsung Service Centers within six (6) months from the date of purchase
• To claim, customer must present the damaged unit for checking, Official Receipt or Proof of Purchase and Warranty Voucher
c) 10% off on one (1) selected wearable:

Wearable Color Original Price Discounted Price
Gear S3 Frontier Dark Gray PhP 16,490.00 PhP 14,841.00
Gear Sport Black PhP 14,990.00 PhP 13,491.00
Gear IconX Black PhP 8,490.00 PhP 7,641.00

For more details on Pre-order Mechanics visit this site : https://www.samsung.com/ph/s9preorder/mechanics/


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Gen-X: We’ll Win in the End.

“Boomers live in the past and have ransomed the future. Millennials fear the future and are ignorant of the past. Generation X acknowledges what has gone before, learns from it, and resolves to shape the future into something better. We don’t throw our hands in the air and say the job’s a bust, let’s give up. We know we can’t go back to mythical halcyon days and we know we can’t just rip it up and start again. We work with what we’ve got and try to make it better. We change things from the inside out….” read more at via Gen-X: We’ll Win in the End. — Longreads

“Boomers live in the past and have ransomed the future. Millennials fear the future and are ignorant of the past.”

via Gen-X: We’ll Win in the End. — Longreads


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When 2 become 1

Is it actually real?

In order to progress in the field of Physics we need to abandon common sense – whilst it can take you so far it is riddled with human bias. Although this is a most excellent practice, it is prudent to ensure that as you abandon common sense you seek evidence wherever possible to confirm the nonsense.

A longer discursive post, highlighting one of the strangest features of quantum mechanics – quantum entanglement. No mathematical ability is required, with only a little simple probability.

read more  at this link: When 2 become 1 — Rationalising The Universe


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Diamond Batteries Made of Nuclear Waste Can Generate Power For Thousands of Years

 The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The researchers realized that they could extract the radioactive carbon-14 molecules from the graphite blocks used in nuclear reactors, the part of a plant where the nuclear reactions take place to generate electricity. These graphite blocks are used to ensure the stability of the reactor, but as they’re used in the crucial area where reactions take place, dangerous carbon-14 molecules collect on their surface. Researchers found that the radioactive molecules were close enough to the surface that they could be extracted from the block. The radioactive molecules can then be used to create diamonds, which are also made of carbon. The graphite blocks, with less radioactive elements, are then safer to store.

Ref:https://futurism.com/diamond-batteries-made-of-nuclear-waste-can-generate-power-for-thousands-of-years/

 

 


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The world in 2045…

You can’t predict the future by looking at the past facts are technology evolves, and things change with new discoveries. In the past 30 years nanotech wasn’t even a thing; or it was just too expensive to do, now it is actually possible.

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon’s research agency may be the best people to ask.

“Imagine a world where you could just use your thoughts to control your environment,” Sanchez said. “Think about controlling different aspects of your home just using your brain signals, or maybe communicating with your friends and your family just using neural activity from your brain.”
Read more at this link https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/the-world-in-2045-according-to-pentagon-researchers?utm_content=buffera6311&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


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First Philippine Microsatellite, Unveiled : The Diwata-1

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Credit goes to :  Aksyon Now publisher at youtube.com

The ‘Diwata-1′, the Philippines’ first microsatellite, was unveiled to the public for the first time at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 

“This is the first microsatellite that is built with Filipino engineers, and also the first microsatellite of the Philippines,” said Dr. Rowena Guevara, Undersecretary for Scientific & Technological Services, DOST

Diwata 1 was developed and assembled by Filipino engineers specifically seven Filipino scholars in a span of one year.

Diwata-1 is the first satellite of the venture and is also a part of the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Micro-Satellite (PHL-Microsat) Program. The satellite is an updated version of the Raijin-2 which was developed by the two Japanese universities.

The Philippine government has been availing services from foreign countries for satellite imagery. Carlos Primo David, executive director of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development called the whole PHL-Microsat program is a small investment taking note that in 2013, following the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Typhoon Yolanda, the government had to pay about ₱56 million for a set of image of areas affected by the typhoon. This led to the creation of the program.

Sources:

http://www.vjdefense.com/2016/01/first-philippine-microsatellite-unveiled.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwata-1

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