Robot Vacuum

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Robot Vacuum = autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner which has intelligent programming and a limited vacuum floor cleaning system HeadlinesAmazon’s Roomba Deal Is Really About Mapping Your HomeRobot vacuum cleaner escapes from Cambridge Travelodge Questions = Preguntas Where is the data shared from my robot vacuum? = ¿Dónde se comparten los …

Senses

Poster (Some rights reserved) Senses = The traditional five senses are sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. This system is attributed to philosopher Aristotle. Five is just the beginning. There are other senses, such as pain (nociception), balance (equilibrioception), time and the ability to discern temperature differences (thermoception). Also see: Sensory overload CalendarJuly 18 is …

Taiwan Links

Taiwan Flag What would locals like others know about Taiwan? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: 2020Populism comes to Taiwan in election focused on future relationship with China Taiwan is standing up as an independent nation. But China won’t make it easyhttps://twitter.com/antonyjfunnell/status/1232804043275173888 Older HeadlinesThe simple but ingenious system Taiwan uses to crowdsource its …

Ventilation

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Ventilation = the provision of fresh air to a room, building, enclosed space HeadlinesA COVID strategy backfires at schools – AxiosU.S.New Playbook for Covid-19 Protection Emerges After Year of Study, Missteps – WSJ Embedded Tweets Videos Does ventilation stop the virus? WikipediaVentilator Planeta

Flygskam

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Flygskam = (translated as ‘flight shame’ in Swedish) movement which calls on people to consider limiting their flight use. Hashtag: #flygskam Also see: “klädskam” referring to buying new clothes produced in Asian countries and “elskam” using coal or nuclear electricity Flygskam has also given birth to another concept: tagskryt, “train …

Business Travel

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Business Travel = travel undertaken for work or business purposes Also see: Work trip HeadlinesAir travel is back for tourists, but not for business travelersThe decline of business travelBusiness travel might be going out of style – AxiosBooking.com CEO: Business travel will be ‘forever lower’ Planeta

Corruption

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Corruption = Dishonest conduct by those in power Questions How is corruption translated in other languages? = ¿Cómo se traduce la corrupción en otros idiomas? Elsewhere on the WebCorruption Perceptions Index – Transparency International Turismo, corrupción y actividades ilícitas Recommended Listening Untouchable Assets https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/untouchable-assets-part-one/13567504 https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/untouchable-assets-part-two/13567526 https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/untouchable-assets-part-three/13567536 Planeta.com