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Workforce from the digital cloud

By means of cloud computing, enterprises can access scalable computing power and storage capacity. A people cloud, by contrast, supplies a scalable number of workers via the internet. It is used when non-automated tasks are ...

Feb 29, 2012
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iPhone app uses crowd sourcing to help the blind

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of innovative thinkers from several universities working together on a joint project to merge existing technology (the iPhone) with a real-world crowd sourcing application to help blind ...

May 13, 2011 report
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UN urged to ensure open access to plant genomes

A plant scientist from The Australian National University (ANU) has called for the United Nations to guarantee free and open access to plant DNA sequences to enable scientists to continue work to sustainably intensify world ...

Mar 20, 2015
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A sea change for ocean resource management

Ocean ecosystems around the world are threatened by overfishing, extensive shipping routes, energy exploration, pollution and other consequences of ocean-based industry. Data exist that could help protect ...

Mar 11, 2015
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The water trading strategies of plants

Plants trade water for carbon – every litre of water that they extract from the soil allows them to take up a few more grams of carbon from the atmosphere to use in growth. A new global study, led by Australian ...

Mar 03, 2015
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Breakthrough in OLED technology

Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), which are made from carbon-containing materials, have the potential to revolutionize future display technologies, making low-power displays so thin they'll wrap or fold ...

Mar 02, 2015
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OpenStreetMap adds A to B directions

(Phys.org)—The people who run OpenStreetMap.org (the foundation) have announced that A to B directions have been added to the open source web site. While acknowledging that adding directions has been d ...

Feb 19, 2015 report
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