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New words – 23 December 2013

December 23, 2013

data for development idiom the use of data from social networking, cellphone records, email, etc., to aid economic development and predict problems and humanitarian need in poorer countries

The efforts by Global Pulse and a growing collection of scientists at universities, companies and nonprofit groups have been given the label ‘Big Data for development.’

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 08 August 2013]

Mr. Kirkpatrick [...] began assembling a team and emphasized tightly focused projects and rapid experimentation, while traveling the world to spread the data-for-development gospel at conferences and in private meetings.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 08 August 2013]

digital detox noun a period in which a person abstains from using electronic devices such as smartphones, usually in an endeavour to lower stress levels and re-engage with the physical world

Why You Don’t Need a Digital Detox to Loosen Technology’s Grip

[www.entrepreneur.com (article title) 07 August 2013]

planet hacking noun geoengineering methods intended to mitigate climate change

As climate scientists prepare to gather for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Stockholm to present the most authoritative state of climate science to date, it has emerged the Russian government is asking for ‘planet hacking’ to be included in the report

[www.thedailystar.net 22 September 2013]

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7 comments

  1. I like learning English.


  2. Are there any new words that are NOT to do with technology and digitals? Are there any human beings with a heart out there?


  3. […] See on dictionaryblog.cambridge.org […]


  4. am supporting you and i appreciate you thank,s


  5. Reblogged this on revieratoy.


    • Thank you


  6. To whom it may concern
    There’re three new terms in complementary and alternative medicine. Please let me know if you need the sources for them. These terms had been published on scientific papers and I can provide you with a copy of the published papers for your references. Please refer below for the new terms.
    Best Regards,
    S
    Faradarmani:
    Is the theory that the first time was presented by Mohammad Ali Taheri . Taheri defines Faradarmani as a branch of complementary therapies in which the treatment is achieved through software based approach, without any hardware interventions or manipulations. The treatment method is based on establishing a communication, connection or link to the interuniversal consciousness. It’s within this connection that mental, emotional and body healing takes place and illnesses can be cured.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/Faradarmani/pii/S1877042813013219

    Psymentology:
    “Psymentology” [Psyche' +'Mental' +Logy] or Interuniversal Mind-Psychology is the theory that the first time was introduced by Mohammad Ali Taheri. As Taheri defines psymentology is the complementary therapy of mental illnesses treatment though the identification of “non-organic viruses”. Through this therapy, patient becomes connected to Interuniversal Consciousness via psymento-therapist. The treatment method is based on establishing a communication, connection or link to the interuniversal consciousness. It’s within this connection that mental, emotional and body healing takes place and illnesses can be cured.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042813018818

    Interuniversalist:
    Taheri teaching about human existence is holistic way of viewing the human being which he refers to as Interuniversalist perspective. In this perspective man is not considered just as a pile of flesh and bones, but as vast as the world of existence.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042813018417



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