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There is more to sustainability than a building's environmental impact 5.11.2013 Guardian: Environment
BREEAM doesn't go far enough. Truly great buildings make society better by adding to the area, writes Richard Wheal When a building-owner or developer wants to demonstrate that their new building is as sustainable as possible, they will often cite a BREEAM rating such as 'Excellent' or even 'Outstanding'. Is it really true that these non-domestic buildings are reaching the highest standards of sustainability? BREEAM is an environmental assessment methodology that was set up over 20 years ago by the Building Research Establishment, the former government-funded research laboratory for research into buildings. At this time, only the most enlightened developers chose to have their buildings assessed, primarily to show to the wider world just how sustainable their buildings were. In the past few years, many local authorities have mandated through local policies that a BREEAM assessment and rating should be undertaken and achieved as part of the planning application process. Arguably, BREEAM ...
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California must adopt aggressive climate-change policies, report says 5.11.2013 LA Times: Top News
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Challenges abound for Twitter heading into IPO 5.11.2013 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Twitter has built a digital town square that's teeming with activity but riddled with financial potholes.
Challenges abound for Twitter heading into IPO 5.11.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
Challenges abound for Twitter heading into IPO
Challenges abound for Twitter heading into IPO 5.11.2013 AP Business
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter has built a digital town square that's teeming with activity but riddled with financial potholes. Seven years after co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet through the online messaging service, more than 500 million posts are shared each day by everyone from the Dalai Lama to Justin Bieber....
Flexiant readies OpenStack support with plug-in-friendly Orchestrator release 4.11.2013 GigaOM
The British company, whose software aims to help service providers enter the cloud game, has "opened up" its platform to allow more flexibility. It's also preparing to support OpenStack, claiming it will make service provider deployments less painful.
Tesco's face scanning system: the key questions answered 4.11.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest

Announcement that Tesco will use system in its petrol station shops has some concerned. We talk to the company behind it. By Charles Arthur



What is the scientist's role in society and how do we teach it? 4.11.2013 Guardian: Science
Early career researchers need to learn how policy is made and assessed to encourage more joined-up thinking in science Will Hutton recently set alarm bells ringing regarding the importance of postgraduate training in UK universities , pointing to the decline in the numbers of English graduates going on to study at postgraduate level. But should we also be concerned about whether our current training of science PhDs and postdoctoral researchers prepares them for future employment? This is particularly critical given that only one in 10 postdocs can now expect to find senior posts in academia, usually after years as research assistants supported by short-term grants. Many science PhDs will need to find employment in fields other than those for which their training prepared them . Our lives are increasingly affected, for better or worse, by innovations in science; some of these innovations we rely on to present future threats. Developments in fields ranging from gene technology to energy ...
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We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It 4.11.2013 Wired Top Stories
We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It
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What is school science for? Who is it for? | Alice Bell 4.11.2013 Guardian: Science
If a curriculum is an expression of what we value, why teach something called "physics" instead of climate change? Alice ...
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Can Nairobi be the next Silicon Valley? 4.11.2013 New Scientist: GM Organisms
Can Nairobi be the next Silicon Valley?
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NSA veterans’ start-up offers secure data mining 4.11.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
NSA veterans’ start-up offers secure data mining
Woburn start-up turns your phone into a wallet 4.11.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
Woburn start-up turns your phone into a wallet
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Sound Off on Insight-Driven Innovation 4.11.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
Plugging interoperability into the nation’s electric grid 4.11.2013 GigaOM
Building out a "smart" electrical grid is going to take more than just the right gear -- that gear has to interoperate, and so utilities are searching for the right standard.
Lineker's son sets up online business to cash in on new music talent 3.11.2013 New Kerala: World News
London, Nov 3 : Former footballer Gary Lineker's son George is on target to become an Internet millionaire after his dad told him to do something with his life.
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The many challenges facing a beleaguered BBC 3.11.2013 Guardian: Comment is Free
The corporation faces deep prejudice, but it also suffers from self-inflicted wounds, argues Will Hutton . Meanwhile Jemima Kiss , Eamonn Butler and Mark Damazer put forward their thoughts on the future of the broadcaster Pity the BBC. But at the same time let us recognise the meanness of our national discourse that delivers the daily pulverisation of this great public and cultural institution. Yes, the BBC has made mistakes, but so have the royal family, the British army and, indeed, most of us. Yet few are subject to such routine excoriation from our press, itself hardly a paragon of virtue. Once again, notwithstanding the esteem in which the BBC continues to be held by the vast majority of its viewers and listeners, it is clear that it is going to have fight for its existence over the next two years. Part of the Conservative party, like the Labour party before it in the run-up to the Iraq war, threatens it for daring not to regard their prejudices and goals as objective truths. It ...
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Wireless worker badges hold promise — and problems 3.11.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
Wireless worker badges hold promise — and problems
The education debate is too rigid. Let's learn from truly radical options | Observer editorial 3.11.2013 Guardian: Comment is Free
A focus on qualifications fails to address more fundamental concerns about teacher and pupil interaction Last week, Jeremy Paxman duelled with shadow education minister, Tristram Hunt, on BBC TV's Newsnight in the row over qualified versus non-qualified teachers. Many minutes were spent asking, and not answering, the same question. Both Paxman and Hunt missed the point – the issue should not be whether the teacher is qualified, but qualified to do what. A focus on qualifications, though bound to exercise many, fails to address more fundamental concerns about what kind of people should be recruited to teach, both formally and informally; guided by which values, and what the correct balance is between a teacher teaching and allowing pupils the freedom to learn of their own accord, a subject addressed by Sugata Mitra elsewhere in these pages. These are active debates that are taking place in many forums both domestically and internationally and often put into practice with stunning results. ...
Pizarro: Congresswomen Zoe Lofgren, Anna Eshoo receive Spirit of Silicon Valley award from Silicon Valley Leadership Group 3.11.2013 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
Silicon Valley's voices in the House of Representatives were honored with lifetime achievement awards Friday at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's annual luncheon.
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