Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.



We have added a few indices around the site. Though we look to the future, we need to keep an eye on the present as well:

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An infographic look at digital marketing for 2014. (Interesting even if you aren’t involved in marketing as an indication as to how the digital landscape evolves).

infographicjournal:

Digital Marketing Trends 2014

Her (this is the trailer) is a movie examining digital connectivity, AI and our interaction with them.

While North America freezes, Australia melts.

climateadaptation:

Parts of Australia hit 50˚C/122˚F. Seems to be the new normal.

(via emergentfutures)

It seems everyone is on Twitter - even Australian sharks.

emergentfutures:

More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

Sharks in Western Australia are now tweeting out where they are — in a way.

Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a message on the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter feed. The tweet notes the shark’s size, breed and approximate location.

Since 2011, Australia has had more fatal shark attacks than any other country; there have been six over the past two years — the most recent in November.

The tagging system alerts beachgoers far quicker than traditional warnings, says Chris Peck, operations manager of Surf Life Saving Western Australia. “Now it’s instant information,” he tells Sky News, “and really people don’t have an excuse to say we’re not getting the information. It’s about whether you are searching for it and finding it.”

Manitoba colder than Mars right now?
sagansense:

Canada is having a cold snap at the moment. This week, in Southern Manitoba, the temperature reached a blisteringly frigid -31 degrees Celsius, or nearly -24 Fahrenheit. (Wind chill values in Winnipeg—in case you were curious and/or in need of some meteorological schadenfreude—dipped to -58 Fahrenheit.) Which is crazy, and which makes for, as Yahoo’s Geekquinox blog puts it, “the coldest afternoon temperatures the area has seen in several years.”  The cold spell also puts Canada into some rarified company. Because you know what other place has recently registered a temperature of -31 degrees Celsius? Mars.
Source: The Atlantic

Manitoba colder than Mars right now?

sagansense:

Canada is having a cold snap at the moment. This week, in Southern Manitoba, the temperature reached a blisteringly frigid -31 degrees Celsius, or nearly -24 Fahrenheit. (Wind chill values in Winnipeg—in case you were curious and/or in need of some meteorological schadenfreude—dipped to -58 Fahrenheit.) Which is crazy, and which makes for, as Yahoo’s Geekquinox blog puts it, “the coldest afternoon temperatures the area has seen in several years.”

The cold spell also puts Canada into some rarified company. Because you know what other place has recently registered a temperature of -31 degrees Celsius? Mars.

Source: The Atlantic

Daily Shuttle Magnificence! (Happy 2014 everyone!)

Daily Shuttle Magnificence! (Happy 2014 everyone!)

(via sagansense)

This is a fascinating look at the longest times spent in space by an astronaut.

s-c-i-guy:

Longest Human Space Flights

A Russian cosmonaut by the name of Valeri Polyakov spent over a year in space (437.7 days, to be exact). Here is an infographic look at the 10 Longest Human Space Flights.

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(via likeaphysicist)