Immigration to Germany hits 17 year high

I love how all these financial writers are going berserk about the 3 million dollar limit on 401ks. Most Americans will not reach that limit,so what is the big deal.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlenzner/2013/04/14/obama-goes-against-the-grain-of-what-america-represents/

world-shaker:

A fascinating article. Here are three of the ten:

  1. Critical Thinking: The best assignments cannot be copied. This might include asking students to develop an argument and defend it individually or having students develop their own math problems or their own processes for solving shared math problems. 
  2. Move Toward Mastery: Help students see that the goal is not completion, but mastery. Get rid of averages and zeroes. Students need to understand that cheating prevents teachers from providing necessary intervention and plan for future learning. 
  3. Monitor Frequently Engage with Students Often: If a student turns in a plagiarized essay, chances are the teacher wasn’t part of the pre-planning, writing and editing process. Teachers need to monitor students often and provide instant feedback so that incompletion doesn’t snowball into an opportunity to cheat.

(via revolutionizeed)

nasdaq:

emergentfutures:

Star Trek-like device beams life-sized holograms
A Queen’s University researcher has created a device that transmits life-sized 3-D holograms, allowing people in different locations to video conference while virtually standing in front of each other. “Why Skype when you can talk to a life-sized 3-D holographic image of another person?” said professor Roel Vertegaal, director of the Human Media Lab at Queen’s. 
Full Story: Globe and Mail

If this prediction for the future rings true, CNN’s Election Night coverage will no longer be the only place we’ll be seeing holograms interact. It looks like according to these researchers from Queen’s University, hologram technology is on course to become the future of video chatting. 

nasdaq:

emergentfutures:

Star Trek-like device beams life-sized holograms

A Queen’s University researcher has created a device that transmits life-sized 3-D holograms, allowing people in different locations to video conference while virtually standing in front of each other. “Why Skype when you can talk to a life-sized 3-D holographic image of another person?” said professor Roel Vertegaal, director of the Human Media Lab at Queen’s. 

Full Story: Globe and Mail

If this prediction for the future rings true, CNN’s Election Night coverage will no longer be the only place we’ll be seeing holograms interact. It looks like according to these researchers from Queen’s University, hologram technology is on course to become the future of video chatting. 

staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: Brasil Edition!

Name Arte na CidadeLocation São Paulo

Art in the City is a living gallery of public art of all kinds found throughout São Paulo and its outskirts. Kat Draugelis, a part-time English teacher and artist, explores the city every weekend to document new finds.

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As TRAUMÁTICAS Aventuras do Filho do FreudThe TRAUMATIC Adventures of Freud’s Son is an original cartoon by Pacha Urbano, and is translated into Spanish and English.

Maldito HD
Life was easier for famous people before high definition.

Meu CV em Anexo
Horrible resumé fails, because good ones are boring.

Monique Maion
Jazz and blues singer/songwriter from Brazil.

staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: Brasil Edition!

Name Arte na Cidade
Location São Paulo

Art in the City is a living gallery of public art of all kinds found throughout São Paulo and its outskirts. Kat Draugelis, a part-time English teacher and artist, explores the city every weekend to document new finds.

Also check out…

As TRAUMÁTICAS Aventuras do Filho do Freud
The TRAUMATIC Adventures of Freud’s Son is an original cartoon by Pacha Urbano, and is translated into Spanish and English.

Maldito HD
Life was easier for famous people before high definition.

Meu CV em Anexo
Horrible resumé fails, because good ones are boring.

Monique Maion
Jazz and blues singer/songwriter from Brazil.

revolutionizeed:

Some really great apps to check out in here!

(Source: revolutionizeed)

springwise:

Site helps users choose restaurants based on atmosphere
Tourists already have a variety of options when trying to work out what to do based on their mood. In the US, UK and Canada the I Feel London site, which groups activities by participant mood — energetic, sophisticated, hungover — is one such example. Taking a similar concept and applying it to restaurants, Hoppit is the first site to provide a dining-out search engine which filters its results based on the ambience of venues. READ MORE…

springwise:

Site helps users choose restaurants based on atmosphere

Tourists already have a variety of options when trying to work out what to do based on their mood. In the US, UK and Canada the I Feel London site, which groups activities by participant mood — energetic, sophisticated, hungover — is one such example. Taking a similar concept and applying it to restaurants, Hoppit is the first site to provide a dining-out search engine which filters its results based on the ambience of venues. READ MORE…

springwise:

Flying car launches in the Netherlands
The concept of a flying car has long been a feature in popular visions of the future, but has never really come to fruition. Now, however, the PAL-V ONE has become the first car and gyroplane hybrid to be successfully tested. READ MORE…

springwise:

Flying car launches in the Netherlands

The concept of a flying car has long been a feature in popular visions of the future, but has never really come to fruition. Now, however, the PAL-V ONE has become the first car and gyroplane hybrid to be successfully tested. READ MORE…

"Silicon Alley may not have its own Bravo reality show, but if Mayor Bloomberg’s constant pomp and circumstance about New York City’s innovative spirit is any indication, New York’s startup scene is on the verge of exploding. For the first time since 1999, the tech sector beat out financial services this year in sheer number of office space leases; even formerly vacant areas like Dumbo are filled to the brim with hip tech havens."

Betabeat’s Spring 2012 Most Poachable Players in Tech (via nycedc)

Looks like Bloomberg’s vision is becoming a reality. Big news for techies and New Yorkers.

(via nasdaq)