TO WHAT EXTENT DO THE APPS HELP US?

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Image result for calculators-       Eight times seven

-       Thirty seven

-       What?

-       Sorry. Hold on a minute………

-       Fifty-six.

This could be the beginning of a humorous show but, in this case, it is my daily reality.

SENSATIONALISM ON THE MEDIA

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Image result for plane crash alpsI have to admit that the plane crash in The French Alps, on its way from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, wrenched my soul as a huge painful catastrophe. Even though the planes are the most secure means of transport, when an accident such as this takes place, where there isn't a single survivor, nobody can avoid a feeling of dizziness and dread.

CHANGES IN THE SPANISH EDUCATION SYSTEM

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Image result for mecThe Spanish Education System has changed a lot over the last 50 years. Not only because the new technologies have let us put into practice different ways of teaching and learning the subjects, but for the shifting political currents and the new ways of life.

COLTAN OR THE NEW BLACK GOLD

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Image result for coltan miningColtan is an opaque metallic mineral extremely important nowadays. It’s not a chemical specific element but a combination of columbita (niobium oxide with iron and manganese) and tantalite (tantalum oxide with iron and manganese too). The amount of each of these components isn’t always the same and its market value depends essentially on the percentage of tantalum (between twenty and forty per cent). Coltan can be mined in Australia, Brazil, Canada and China, but the riskiest deposits are in The Republic Democratic of Congo.

INDIGENOUS VILLAGES

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When we hear about indigenous villages most of us have the same picture: a small group of dark skin people, almost naked, with a bow and some arrows in their hands and living in the tropical rainforest in tree houses. Nowadays, as five centuries ago, Indigene is synonymous of backward societies, poverty, savage life, diseases and death. That’s to say, a way of life to wipe out. Thus, the World decided that everybody should do something to improve their poverty-stricken existence.

   
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