A look into the future that never was

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In 2007, Matt Novak, a collector self-defined as a retro-futurist, created the blog Paleo-Future, a look into the future that never was.  Since then, Novak has published nearly 700 posts on inventions, ideas, and speculations from the past that looked towards the future.

The blog collects hundreds of resources: articles, books, videos, commercials, post-cards, comics… And all of them are well classified and tagged. Paleo-Future is an interesting (and often hilarious) document that allows to see how social futuristic expectations -in particular, in terms of science and technology- have evolved since 1870 to the 90’s decade of the last century. Highly recommended!

La UPF convida al president de la KOFAC

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Yoon Chung, president de la Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity ha estat convidat a visitar la UPF en el context del Màster de Comunicació Científica, Mèdica i Ambiental que que dirigeix Vladimir de Semir, director de l’OCC (Departament de Comunicació de la UPF), que ofereix l’IDEC-UPF amb el suport de l’Institut Novartis de Comunicació en Biomedicina.

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Understanding the participatory news consumer

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The Pew Internet and American Life Project, of the Pew Research Center, has just published the report Understanding the participatory news consumer or How internet and cell phone users have turned news into a social experience. The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research International between December 28, 2009 and January 19, 2010, among a sample of 2.259 adults.

NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

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Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI), published by the National Science Board, provides a broad base of quantitative information on the United States of America and international science and engineering enterprise.

Indicators are quantitative representations that might reasonably be thought to provide summary information bearing on the scope, quality, and vitality of the science and engineering enterprise. The indicators reported in SEI are intended to contribute to an understanding of the current environment and to inform the development of future policies. SEI is used by readers who hold a variety of views about which indicators are most significant.

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El coche eléctrico: ¿vehículo del futuro?

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El OCC y El País en Catalunya, con el apoyo del Instituto Novartis de Comunicación Biomédica, os invita a la siguiente Aula El País el próximo jueves 3 de diciembre a las 19:30. La mesa redonda de este mes lleva por título El coche eléctrico: ¿vehículo de futuro?. Las principales empresas de automoción ya están haciendo el cambio hacia el coche eléctrico. ¿Estamos preparados para su implantación?

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