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Important Hypothetical: What if Solar Panels were on EVERY Roof?

Solar Panels

It will be very easy for trolls and skeptics to take jabs at the concept. It’s impractical, expensive, inefficient, and extremely unlikely to ever happen in any of our lifetimes. Still, one should ask, “What if?”

This infographic by our friends at 1Bog takes a stab at the question and comes up with some interesting statistics about why it’s not only possible, but something that should be considered (at least on a limited scale).

In the early part of the century, many considered it impossible to create cities or neighborhoods with complete internet coverage, and yet I live in such a city in a house where every room other than restrooms has various types of connections and the neighborhood is flooded with public-access WiFi.

Many thought that it was impossible for Ford to ever recover from the direction they were heading in 2006, but Murfreesboro Ford is a shining example of what can happen when you believe in the possibilities.

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The Evolution of Knowledge Management

Stone Tablets

As technology continues to make data storage components smaller and yet able to hold more, the processes and equipment used in knowledge management are becoming much more efficient. As a result, the amount of data that people, companies, and even governments attempt to manage are also growing very quickly.

It wasn’t always like this. There was a time when even a sentence could take a long time to put on a “device” that would be able to store it for extended periods of time. Imagine writing on stone tablets.

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Google Search By Image Can Change the World

Amphibious Ice Cream Truck

We have phones, tablets, pens, glasses, hats, and yes, cameras that can take pictures. As a result the growth in the number of images is up exponentially from just a few years ago.

What does this mean for the future? One concept is that everything will be traceable. In other words, you should be able to identify items, locate sources, and even find missing people through a consolidated database that could revolutionize everything.

That database is Google.

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The Space Shuttle Launchings Will Be Missed

Space Shuttle Launch Experience

There are those who believe that we made a huge mistake by not moving forward with advancing the NASA Space Shuttle Program or replacing it immediately with another manned-expedition project. This picture says in a nutshell what many of us feel – that the space shuttle represented more than just missions. It was a representation of our dreams as a country and the hopes of young men and women throughout America.

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Facebook’s iPhone App Is Getting Abused. Now Where’s My iPad App?

Facebook iPhone App

Facebook’s release 3-weeks ago of the latest version of their iPhone app has been met with something that can only be described as a “less than enthusiastic” response. Despite being hugely popular over the years and claiming nearly 90 million downloads (about half of the total number of devices that are capable of downloading Apple apps), this version was a lemon.

The social networking giant has responded with emergency fixes that they are planning on releasing today, but as of this article the new version is still not available. That’s fine. My only question: will we see a Facebook iPad app before or after we see the iPad 3?

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Current Content Distributed on Google+

It’s new. I know. I’m not trying to be a hater. I appreciate what Google is doing and I think Google+ will succeed. It is, however, annoying sometimes to see the breakdown of posts and what they actually do. Still, it’s great to see Tom Anderson back in the mix.

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The Google+ Song

Gplus Song

Just when you thought it was safe to surf YouTube, something potentially worse than the Rebecca Black Friday video is making its way across the internet. “I’m on G+” by Hanson Dodge is spreading like a virus across shares on Facebook, Twitter, and of course the subject of the video, Google+.

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Robots for Humanity Do More Than Scratch an Itch

Robots for Humanity

For decades, robots have been used by people to assist with simple tasks. They work well in industry to automate processes and are exceptional for missions in conditions or circumstances too dangerous for humans, such as on Mars or on bombing runs. One organization is bringing new technology to the disabled to help them normalize their lives.

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