Unit 12 – Technology (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting Articles

Technophobe’s Delight /Gadget Glut’ by Etgar Keret (Yes, same guy who owns the world’s thinnest house – in Lesson 7!)

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/innovation-gadget-glut?mbid=social_facebook

Inventions that changed the world

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/inventors-day-top-ten-greatest-inventions-that-changed-world-1467416

http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/10-accidental-inventions-that-changed-the-world

The ‘Plain People’ – the Amish:

http://lancasterpa.com/amish/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/15/amish-ten-things-you-need-to-know/14111249/

The Amish – A People of Preservation (video):

Genetically modified (GM) food:

http://www.who.int/topics/food_genetically_modified/en/

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/07/02/genetically-modified-pigs?cmpid=tp-fb

GMO Apples:

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/20/health/apples-genetically-modified-on-sale-soon/index.html

http://www.upworthy.com/midwestern-shoppers-will-be-able-to-munch-on-genetically-modified-non-browning-apples?c=ufb1

Smartphones Dangerous for Teenage Brains:

http://www.businessinsider.com/screen-time-limits-bill-gates-steve-jobs-red-flag-2017-10?r=DE&IR=T

Anti-Cheater Drone @ Exams:

http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2015/06/drones-used-to-catch-cheaters-at-most-stressful-exam-in-the-world/

The Air Shepherd Initiative – drone technology to stop poaching of elephants and rhinos (video):

http://airshepherd.org

Nike Shoe Technology – helping people with disabilities:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nike-flyease-shoe-technology_55a3eec6e4b0b8145f731bde

Augmented Reality 

 

 

 

Textiles as technology 

http://aeon.co/magazine/culture/how-textiles-repeatedly-revolutionised-technology/

An app that allows the blind get assistance from sighted people when needed:

http://www.bemyeyes.org

Google’s Project Soli (with video):

http://www.mensxp.com/technology/latest/26366-googles-new-project-is-so-insanely-advanced-it-will-blow-you-away.html

‘Smart’ bamboo whisk revolutionises the art of the Japanese tea ceremony:

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201506050004

Superintelligence a threat to humans?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/12/27/aianxiety/

 

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