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28/09/2013

How nature's Nordic forces are changing Iceland's technology landscape and a visit to a university for six-year-olds. Includes tech news and web round-up.


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routinely provided by the NHS. What do you do if you run out of

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Why not get yourself one of these? Welcome to Click. And welcome to one

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of nature 's forces and the tech of the strangest places I have ever

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of nature 's forces and the tech know—how that is unique to this

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taste for blood? Love is in the Ayrshire, but only if they are smart

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phones agree. And I will meet the Ayrshire, but only if they are smart

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phones agree. And I will meet the woman who has won much more than

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just the trophy for being a prize geek. Time for Click to get up and

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go, and this time we are headed towards the top of the world. At

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almost 67 degrees north and just nudging the Arctic Circle, Iceland

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is home to 320,000 people all living on top of a plume of superheated

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rock in the middle of the Atlantic. The volcanic activity that formed

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the island 50 million years ago still churns away today, continually

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changing a landscape that is both spectacular. The Sassenach here

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changing a landscape that is both that too, and if you are not in

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changing a landscape that is both hurry they can be programmed to

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changing a landscape that is both you out of your way and to take

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changing a landscape that is both some of the island's wonders. You

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choose from a number of different driving tours and as the Saturn

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choose from a number of different of date you added a swan it will

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tell you about various points of interest. Also coming up as one

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tell you about various points of eight runs richest salmon rivers. It

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flows out of the nearest lake. The country's economy has also had a

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and purposes an unlimited supply of rocky ride of late. After it acting

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and purposes an unlimited supply of heat. Whatever that seeks just a

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short distance down into the crust superheated steam and mud. The first

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benefit for Iceland is free central capital Reykjavik. It also means

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extremely cheap and environmentally friendly power. The high—pressure

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steam is used to turn turbines at geothermal power stations hiding

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away in the saltiness mess. —— saltiness mess. In fact, the country

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is looking towards becoming the first to run completely on renewable

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energy. It has so much of the stuff companies to relocate here to have

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some of it. In most large companies in the world these days are these

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things, computer servers. They are used to store all of the data and do

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all of the number crunching. If used to store all of the data and do

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do any cloud computing your e—mails and documents will be stored in

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do any cloud computing your e—mails centres like this. These things

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do any cloud computing your e—mails an enormous amount of power to keep

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they use about as much power again just to keep the things cool. That

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is what is making most of the noise in here, the fans inside these units

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blowing air over the cat. Not only electricity going spare, it has

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something else in supply two. Cold air. Will the heat below ground

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provides the cheap power, the cool conditions above ground remove the

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need for power hungry chillers. conditions above ground remove the

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that Iceland is alone in offering Will data centres are moving north

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to Chile climates, but recently Facebook chose to build their first

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the west, and the volcanoes happen struggle to view at the sensitive

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the west, and the volcanoes happen wonderful volcanoes that produce the

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geothermal energy, if there was wonderful volcanoes that produce the

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be an eruption, the prevailing wind energy, reducing that consumption is

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moving higher and higher up the environmental agenda. But in order

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to reach its 100% renewable energy target, Iceland needs to tame the

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beast that has been around for more than 100 years. The motor car. As

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long as Iceland relies on petrol it can't be completely green. The

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Icelandic government has pledged that 10% of all transport fuel will

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be equal friendly in 2020. It is considering hydrogen cars, meeting

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cars powered by the gases that come from rubbish and electric cars which

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surely should be the obvious choice here. After all, three quarters

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surely should be the obvious choice Reykjavik, and city driving is what

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electric vehicles do best. And yet, the grand total of electric vehicles

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in Iceland at the moment is 30. the grand total of electric vehicles

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is the problem? I went to meet one family who drives a diesel powered

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four x four but they have been part of a government experiment and

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forgiven and electric and hydrogen car to test out. The hydrogen car

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electric car could be charged very was not good because there was not

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electric car could be charged very cheaply at home. Why have they gone

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back to diesel? They are expensive expensive, small and expensive.

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There are two main problems, the expensive, small and expensive.

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There are two main problems, the cost of the car when you started,

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testing period when I had learnt to cost of the car when you started,

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testing period when I had learnt to drive the car and not have the

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radiator on when I didn't need it, not listen to the radio when I was

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especially, things like that. There alternative fuel cars have not taken

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off here. Take a look at what people alternative fuel cars have not taken

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off here. Take a look at what people do drive. There is a lot of four by

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fours. That is because there is do drive. There is a lot of four by

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much off—loading and rough terrain driving to be had here in Iceland.

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How many electric SUV 's have you ever seen? One man, at least, is

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undeterred. He has an electric fan. As an fanatic, not an actual fan.

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Although it was quite windy when I chased MRP hillside on his two

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wheeled electric vehicle of choice. He is an entrepreneur who is one of

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Iceland's biggest proponents of electric transport IT is adamant

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that those concerns about range electric transport IT is adamant

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unjustified. Most of the people electric transport IT is adamant

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Iceland do not strive more than electric transport IT is adamant

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kilometres per day, so why do you thousands of filling stations for

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the cars at home. It is my opinion that 90% of the people who can

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charge at home overnight, it will be very easy for them. The most popular

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alternative fuel car is the meeting cars which runs of rubbish. How

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Green is that? Why are the popular? They are more like gasoline cars,

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you are burning something and people don't actually understand how can a

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small motor take this car even faster than a gasoline car? It is

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changing. It will happen. Thank faster than a gasoline car? It is

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enthusiasm, and Iceland's endless supply of clean energy, it does

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enthusiasm, and Iceland's endless that electric vehicles face as much,

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else in the world. Personally, I else in the world. Personally, I

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one more Julia 's use of Iceland's exhausting. Time for a soak. Just

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well known for having pools like your thermal power. The country

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well known for having pools like this for readers to soak their

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through the steam has a geothermal strictly natural. Just over there

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through the steam has a geothermal power station which is taking the

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electricity. Once the steam has cooled into warm water it ends up

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here in a man—made but naturally heated within. —— lagoon. This is

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Spencer, thanks for calling, I am abroad filming at the moment and

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cannot take your call Judy my hectic schedule. It is the boss, you should

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be back in the office two days ago! Kolbe! —— call me. And back to

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Iceland in a couple of minutes after the tech news, which start with

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Microsoft. Its original surface tablets did not sell well, it cost

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the company $900 million in written off hundreds. Full. Undaunted, they

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have launched new versions of the Windows eight powered tablet. The

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surface to, it sports a faster processor, high—resolution screen

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and camera and improved battery life. Pricing for the lowest spec

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models with 32 gig of storage starts at £359, one of the most expensive

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surface tablets costs £1439. 19 so—called reputation and harassment

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£219,000 after being touted for writing fake online reviews for

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online reception. Charging as little eludes the companies by posing

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online reception. Charging as little deployed an army of bloggers online

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personas charged with forging the online personas. In the week that

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the fingerprint security feature in Apple's new iPhone came out, a new

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fake advert has checked people into thinking that the new operating

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system on the Apple phones will thinking that the new operating

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it waterproof. Many people broke the professional pilot is getting out of

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the very expensive fighter jet then you are in good company. Boeing

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the very expensive fighter jet then revealed the retrofitted F—16 that

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can be flown remotely from the ground. During the test to on the

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ground pilots manoeuvred the plane through 90s of exhilaration up to a

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top speed of Mach 1.47. That is nearly one and a half times the

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speed of sound. The freighter was killed by two chase planes and had a

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self—destruct system installed which fortunately was not needed. I have

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ditched the car and have decided to explore the capital. It feels more

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like a town in the city. Rhetoric may be home to 120,000 people, but

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it is not lacking any of the MoD complement a city on the beauty

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it is not lacking any of the MoD it hot water tanks, but you can

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it is not lacking any of the MoD why it is called the Parole. I'm off

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to a university, but I am told the students are not what you would

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expect. I have created a new way to teach children how to code from

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expect. I have created a new way to age of six. It all started when

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expect. I have created a new way to was a child myself. My parents gave

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me a computer when I was nine. I can still remember that day when I got

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that computer and plugged it into the tape recorder and the television

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games. Rakel Solvadottir suffers and started to programme my own

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games. Rakel Solvadottir suffers from ADHD and wanted to create a way

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way which was especially easy for to pass on her computer skills in a

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way which was especially easy for those with conditions which we

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learning process. When I saw my traditionally believe hamper the

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learning process. When I saw my child, he has ADHD, when I saw him

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children to deal with debugging child, he has ADHD, when I saw him

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errors, she uses 3—D graphical interfaces, games that help children

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understand the basics of what to do. Here, characters, objects and

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even the wider online world... do. Here, characters, objects and

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different worlds created in just one morning. Called Skema, she mixes

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technology, lessons from educational studies and educational psychology.

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One golden rule is that everyone needs to be happy, even if they

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One golden rule is that everyone starting to smile, we want to smile

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more. It is about the cheek muscles. They control the activity in the

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brain. These muscles send signs They control the activity in the

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the brain and the brain says, OK, endorphins to make you happier.

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Within that process, Gateway opens up to the long—term memory, so we to

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get the children and ourselves information we are supposed to learn

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into the long—term memory. Another children also learn from their

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peers, so they begin to teach each other. There are often positive

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results. We have 16 employees from other. There are often positive

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results. We have 16 employees from the age of eight to 16 and many

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results. We have 16 employees from the children who are assistant

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teachers have disabilities like has Asperger's syndrome, he was

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bullied, he did not fit in. I took him out of the classroom and let him

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That was brilliant. He went from being a nobody and a loser, and

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That was brilliant. He went from became a winner. After teaching

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That was brilliant. He went from international attention. Lessons

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begin in Barcelona and in Redmond in the US next month and a new centre

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opens in the US next year. With interest from Denmark, Sweden and

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Slovenia, this innovative project Iceland's best exports. Iceland

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Slovenia, this innovative project be looking outwards, but it has

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Slovenia, this innovative project had to look inwards. We may all

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Slovenia, this innovative project created differently in this world,

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but in this isolated island that is not so much the case. There has

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but in this isolated island that is been much immigration here and that

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means there is not as much dynastic diversity as there is on a larger

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generations, and most Icelanders will find they are related to each

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meets girl, girl likes boy, girl and boy bump smartphones, her app checks

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of she is too closely related to him and the app says no, so go for it!

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This is one Icelanders who has found new ways to use this app to avoid

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embarrassing situations. It is very convenient to look at the men you

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when you're downtown, you meet someone interesting, look up and see

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whether he is related to you. How closely related is too closely

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have babies with them. So, third want to marry your third cousin

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have babies with them. So, third cousin is just for... Third cousin

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the past, the population has dipped is fine. This is Iceland! All the

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the past, the population has dipped to 30,000 here, so there is useful

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years. The boss of DNA analysts to 30,000 here, so there is useful

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schizophrenia, diabetes and many cancers. This effect in Iceland

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means that we can trace everyone who relative who lived a few centuries

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back, so the reason for the deceased is likely to be the same in most

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disease. A large section of the population has given blood to help

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the firm assist research. Once these samples are taken, they are not

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the firm assist research. Once these kept for weeks or even months, it

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makes sense to keep them for as kept for weeks or even months, it

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as possible, for research or pattern matching which might happen that

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years in the future and that is matching which might happen that

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the blood of Iceland ends up here, in this bio bank of half a million

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samples. The oldest of this was taken 15 years ago. The reason that

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even that sample is still good today is that the temperature in here

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even that sample is still good today Collet, mild! As the robots continue

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those discovering their personal Collet, mild! As the robots continue

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those discovering their personal connection will not get such a

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frosty reception. Here we are, playing Cupid, because those two had

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you, they did walk off in separate directions. That is one way to use

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few more, courtesy of Kate Russell your smart phone, here are quite a

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few more, courtesy of Kate Russell and Webscape. You do not need your

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own blood bank or shelves stacked with ancient record books to charge

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the world, you can go online and with ancient record books to charge

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the world, you can go online and have a website do most of the hard

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work. —— wherever you are. That have a website do most of the hard

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why MyHeritage has over 75 million users who have collectively compiled

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almost 30 million family trees, using the simple build and research

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interface on their website. As well as searching through millions of

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records and completed family trees manually, once you have started

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adding details to your own clan technology will automatically start

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scanning historic records and other trees for any connections it can

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make for you. It might take a little while for the results to come back,

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but once they do, who knows what you will discover? The basic features

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are free to use including apps for iPhone and Android and you can even

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invite your family to collaborate and build the tree together. There

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are naturally premium upgrades for more detailed trees and storage

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are naturally premium upgrades for historic events, remember when you

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first join Twitter? For Click, it was 2007. You can find out your

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Twbirthday at the rather nastily named a site of the same name. One

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of Twitter's best kept secrets is an experimental account you can follow

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anything is happening inside your social graph that you should be

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aware of, for example when several of the accounts that you follow

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aware of, for example when several notification that I was seized

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of air lines with prices updated in recently —— received. If you fancy

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of air lines with prices updated in real—time. With apps for every smart

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phone that phone. Burka platform this is a great way to stay on top

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of travel prices were ever you happened to be and in the Windows

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phone apps you can add a tile to your home page to track a particular

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flight with the price updating automatically every hour. When you

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get there, you can save money with peer—to—peer rental Airbnb apps

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get there, you can save money with available free on Apple and Android

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devices. Kate Russell with Webscape Iceland. I hope you have enjoyed our

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tour of the amazing technology on this tiny island. Everything from

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the programme is on our website this tiny island. Everything from

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if you would like to comment on anything you have seen, you can

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if you would like to comment on —— because you can, you can e—mail

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us or contact us on Twitter or Facebook. Thank you for watching. We

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How nature's Nordic forces are changing Iceland's technology landscape and a visit to a university for six-year-olds. Includes tech news and web round-up.


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