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A Vision for the Post-Pandemic City. Because Tomorrow Starts Today...

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THE WORLD IS CHANGING. SO IS ARCHITECTURE...

A provocative and different approach by O2 Design Atelier towards the big question what the cities of tomorrow will look like, what our life will look like... For Covid-19 changed everything - the way we work, the way we rest, the way we live. It changed our priorities and our perceptions. It changed the way we see ourselves and the world around us. Covid-19 changed our needs and our demands, including the places which we inhabit. Thus, inevitably, it started changing our architecture... 

Have a look at this innovative and interesting concept. It has so much to tell! See the ideas that stand behind it. Look at the problems, pointed out, and at the suggestions, made for their solutions. Then share your thoughts with us. Share your thoughts with the community. Let's find the path that will help us build the cities of tomorrow. Together. 


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University Rankings - What do we need to know?

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What are the University rankings?

Universities often need to prove they are the best match for you - the student, faculty member, donor, etc. The easiest way to compare and take a decision is through the university rankings. Taking easily measurable criteria, the rankings create easy to read and understand tables. Rankings are being prepared by different institutions, magazines, websites and governments. Global rankings are the most popular and are considered the most important, but many local or regional rankings exist.

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Great News From Mendeley

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Mendeley Takes The Next Step

The academic social network proves ones again, that one of its main goals is to make life for scientists, researchers and academicians easier. Released as a Microsoft Word add-in, Mendeley Cite is due to make the way we work with references and bibliographies in any word document as simple as brewing a cup of tea. Meanwhile Mendeley Web Library evolves to Mendeley Reference Manager - an upgrade aimed to make reference management seamless and much more efficient.

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Weather Photographer of the Year or Nature as You Have (Not) Seen It

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THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN BAD WEATHER

No, this post is not about that old European movie with the same title. It is literally about weather.  Good. Or bad. But always different. Always new. And always amazing. If only we had eyes to see it...

Five years in a row, the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) which in 2020 celebrated its 170th anniversary, in collaboration with AccuWeather, called on photographers from all over the world to take part in the annual contest "Weather Photographer of the Year 2020" and "Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2020" (17 and under). There were no restrictions in terms of age, experience, equipment or even year. Just photography. And weather...

"Weather is consistently on people's minds because it impacts so much of our daily lives. It also lends itself fantastically to photography" - the organizers said. And the awarded projects absolutely prove it...

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Prof. Howard Gardner, the Author of Multiple Intelligences, about Man's Eagerness to Find His Own Meaning

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THE BIG QUESTIONS WE ASK OURSELVES

Prof. Howard Gardner from Harvard University, famous for his Multiple Intelligences Theory, tries to find out why now, more than ever, we ask ourselves the big questions about life and the true meaning of our own existence...  Maybe it is a result of the pandemic? "Almost no one in the world was prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic - Prof. Gardner says. -  Suddenly, immediate and long-term plans have had to be scuttled; daily routines have been substantially altered for months, with no end in sight; we need to protect ourselves and others every waking hour; and, alas, many have lost their livelihoods and their security and some have lost their lives... " The world, as we have always known it, is no longer present. Everything is changing - social and business norms, policies and politics, rules and demands... Even climate is changing.  And so are we. The Old is gone, but the New is still developing, taking shape and taking place, leaving us with the feeling of incompleteness, insecurity, and instability. Leaving us, asking questions and searching for their answers... 

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