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Displaying 1 - 10 of 1945 items posted since December 2012 (excluding comments and votes).
ChallengesFor decades, EU member states have seen obesity levels rise. The UN and World Health Organization (WHO) are now sounding the alarm. Obesity, their recent report says, is becoming an epidemic. Throughout Europe, obesity is putting huge strains on national health care systems. Chronic diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers are further... Read more Comment · 1 hour 33 min ago
In 2050, we learned from the economical crisis that occurred in 2009-2020 that money is not a valid economical way to make profit anymore.Indeed, too much poverty was caused  by money. It created profit processes based on the development of the Ego of a few individuals at the expense of the majority. Thus money is a looser actor, as it did not make the majority rich but the minority.This led... Read more Comment · 6 days 10 hours ago
A century ago, the diversity of metals employed by the industry was limited in comparison with todays technologies usages. Future global demand for metals is expected to increase further as a result of urbanization and new infrastructure construction in developing countries, widespread use of electronics, and transitions in energy technologies Environmental impact of 63 metals life cycle is... Read more Comment · 1 week 5 days ago
Predicting weather and climate and its impacts on the environment, including hazards such as floods and landslides, is still one of the main challenges of the 21st century with significant societal and economic implications. At the heart of this challenge lies the ability to have easy access to hydrometeorological data and models, and to facilitate the collaboration between climatologists,... Read more Comment · 2 weeks 11 hours ago
In 2050, people will be more empowered than ever to share knowledge, be aware about their environment and take informed and responsible decisions. The emergence of communities of empowered individuals will likely challenge the roles of the representative decision makers currently running politics, information, education and welfare systems.There will be a shift in democracy, particularly in the... Read more Comment · 2 weeks 2 days ago
Throughout the month of August the boats have mobile coverage.Important Notice: Deadline extended test until the month of OctoberFrom Tarragona to Sant Carles de la Ràpita, with a range of 22 nautical miles.Communications Maritime Hub promotes this test pilot.To participate request and download the App. "Delta Test" developed by Xata & Co, for iPhone and Android.This application allows you to... Read more Comment · 3 weeks 9 hours ago
Soon most jobs will be delegated to machines, including complex decisions based on evidence. Humans will only deal with the 'un-computable': all matters where you can play at the edges of chaos and order, e.g. arts, music, emotions..., where you can try and freely sketch/play any melody/pattern, hoping that you can discover a new path...  But even those variables, one day, once captured into... Read more Comment · 3 weeks 22 hours ago
      Enabling Digital Learning For All At the moment the EU funds educational projects across europe, those funds always end up being distributed through government agencies, once filtered and allocated to  those that need help the most. The vast majority ends up out of reach to the general public. I'd like the funding to reach those that need it the most FIRST. ... Read more Comment · 3 weeks 6 days ago