This video graphic of The Economist explains, in a nutshell, the basics of the territorial disputes of the China with its‘ neighbors. More to come…
US Exports to Europe
The USA exported $354.3 Billion worth of goods to „European“ countries in 2015. This map shows the percentage of the exports in USD that each country received.
The country that imported the most was Germany. The Germans imported $63.3 Billion or 17%. The country that imported the least amount was San Marino. They imported $1.13 Million or 0.0004%.
Top 5 Countries are:
Bottom 5 countries are:
- San Marino
Source: The Observatory of Economic Complexity
Einzugs- bzw. Entwässerungsgebiete (Begriff aus der Hydrogeographie):
Das durch Wasserscheiden begrenzte Gebiet, welches durch einen Fluss mit allen seinen Nebenflüssen entwässert wird. Es wird zwischen dem oberirdischen und dem unterirdischen Einzugsgebiet unterschieden.
Wonderful Map: 1.2 million Streams and 8,000 Catchment Areas
The HD map above shows the approximately 8,000 catchment areas of Europe’s 1.2 million streams and rivers. It’s based on the Strahler Stream Order Classification System. The higher the stream order, the thicker the line. I really like this map.
The 10 Longest Rivers in Europe are:
- Volga – 3,692km
- Danube – 2,860km
- Ural – 2,428km
- Dnieper – 2,290km
- Don – 1,950km
- Pechora – 1,809km
- Kama – 1,805km
- Northern Dvina–Vychegda – 1,774km
- Oka – 1,500km
- Belaya – 1,430km
The map was created by Robert Szucs (Reddit user Fejetlenfej),
who runs GrasshopperGeography.
Daten bzw. Graphik von Statista, Dow Jones VentureSource, The Wall Street Journal
Daten bzw. Graphik von STATISTA, IPREO, DIRK
Im Rahmen meiner Suche nach interessanten Innovationen für smarte Kommunen und Landkreise bin ich auf Big Belly gestossen.
My message to the American Company: We would be ready for the smart trash cans. We Germans are the global leaders in waste management and we need to catch up a little, little bit in the field of digitalization. And solar and metering technologies, that’s our home turf anyway. So let’s take this to next level.
BIG BELLY: SMART TRASH CANS
from the LA Magazine
Bins with Wi-Fi capability—and, in some cases, solar-powered trash compactors—are helping to make overflowing receptacles a thing of the past
Trash collection isn’t easy, but it is getting smarter. To date, the City of Los Angeles has added more than 330 high-tech Bigbelly garbage cans to its arsenal. The system, which includes bins with Wi-Fi capability—and, in some cases, solar-powered trash compactors—has been showing up in cities around the world, improving efficiency and helping to make overflowing receptacles a thing of the past.
The panel on top fuels a 12-volt battery that powers the compactor. Though lack of sunshine isn’t usually a problem in L.A., the panel doesn’t need direct light to function; even a snowy Stockholm winter wouldn’t slow it down.
The 6-by-17-inch opening allows for waste to be easily deposited but prevents access to the already-compacted trash. To get rid of that In-N-Out wrapper, you’re going to have to employ a move more like mailing a letter than making a free throw.
The unit isn’t all belly—it has a brain, too. Sensors gauge the bin’s fullness, and trash collectors are alerted via text message or e-mail to remove the contents. The system aggregates data about all the cans in an area to improve collection efficiency. In the future, the cans could serve as public Wi-Fi hot spots.
All those Starbucks runs add up. Los Angeles County disposed of approximately 9 million tons of trash in 2012—an average of 4.7 pounds per person per day.
Liner bags—supplied by WasteZero and made of recycled materials—prevent the interior from getting too gross.
The automated steel device compresses the contents, enabling pick-ups to be made less frequently, which saves time and money. The unit holds about five times what fits in a typical trash can. For areas with less foot traffic, there’s the Smartbelly model, which has the sensors but not the compactor.
Made of sheet metal with heavy-duty plastic side panels, Bigbelly is weatherized and scratch resistant. Trash collectors empty the bin by unlocking the front door with a master key.
Das Wirtschaftswunder führte zur Gründung zahlreicher mittelständischer Unternehmen. Dazu trugen auch die teilweise hochqualifizierten Vertriebenen bei.
Rechte: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung und Archiv für Christlich-Soziale Politik
This poster by Ernest Fuhr, produced between 1918 and 1920, targeted soldiers returning from World War I. / Source: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Immigration to the US has been limited by many factors, including laws such as the Immigration Act of 1924 that completely excluded immigrants from Asia and severely limited the number of immigrants of other nationalities. People obtaining lawful permanent resident status by region or selected country of last residence: 1820 – 2015.