LOCATION

Complet, the web research company, has come up with some interesting findings about location-based services and their use among smartphone users. According to a survey of 1,000 such people:

  • 1 in 3 currently use a LBS at least once a month.
  • Smartphone owners who use LBS are likely to spend more each month on their total wireless bill, in some cases more than $125 a month.
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  • Weather, navigation and store locations are among most used location-based services. These are pretty mundane applications but they’re clearly getting a lot of traction.

Place

Tennessee is bordered by 8 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia - more than any other in the US

  • M&M's chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors Mars and Murrie
  • the longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles)
  • the fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco
  • the first Burger King was opened in Florida Miami in 1954
  • In eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas

MOVEMENT

Every movement we make — from walking and writing to blinking and talking — requires intricate communication between the brain and our muscles. Our sensory systems guide this communication by providing information about the external environment and then work with the motor system to plan movements and to control the actions that muscles make. Scientists are using new imaging, molecular, and cellular tools to explore the complex interactions between brain regions and systems every time a movement is planned. Ongoing studies are helping researchers map how brain regions work together to control movement and how dysfunction in these regions contributes to movement disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Researchers continue to study why the nerve cells that control planned movements begin to break down in people with ALS. These studies could one day lead to new treatments and physical therapy options for people with movement disorders, or those whose movement has been compromised by stroke or injury.

HUMAN ENVIROMENT INTERATION

Human/Environment Interaction is how people interact with the environment. People in Spain use the ocean for fish and other sea food. They also use vegetation for food such as: olives, fruit, vegetables, and other plantation. Spaniards have adapted to their environment by finding usage for almost everything. Spaniards have changed the environment by building more buildings, structures, and displays. Spain is a very unique and beautiful place. Unique things include: palm trees, orange trees, fresh fish, donkeys, and mountain goats. In Spain, many reserves have been opened up to protect some of these animals. An environment interaction is that humans have made holes in the ground to collect these natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, mercury, and hydro-power. Many of these resources will later be traded or sold to other countries like the U.S. Humans have also irrigated the land. There is 38,000 kilometers of irrigated land in Spain.

REGION

  • The Arctic region is found in the northernmost part of Earth.
  • As well as the Arctic Ocean, the Arctic region is made up of parts of Russia, Greenland, Canada, USA, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Finland.
  • Indigenous people who live in the Arctic have adapted to the cold weather and harsh environmental conditions.
  • The name ‘Arctic’ comes from a Greek word meaning ‘near the bear’.
  • The coldest recorded temperature in the Arctic is around −68 °C (−90 °F).
  • Over recent years, the Arctic region has shrunk due to global warming.
  • Small shrubs can grow in warmer parts of the Arctic, as well as various herbs, mosses and lichens.
  • A number of different types of animals make their home in the arctic, including polar bears, wolverines, squirrels, birds, walrus and seals.
  • The Arctic region is home to the North Pole.
  • The Arctic has a number of natural resources, including fish, oil, gas and various minerals.
  • Head to the opposite end of the globe and check out our fun Antarctica facts.

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