GEOGRAPHY New York Police Department precincts have dozens of “forbidden zones”—places where officers are not allowed to go. The list describes a few of these places as “cooping” locations, slang for secluded spots where police officers have been known to park their patrol cars and nap. (New York Times) Use our resources to analyze your own community with mental maps. Discussion Ideas Read through our … Continue reading NYPD ‘Nap Maps’ List Forbidden Zones
BUSINESS 3D printing technology “will do for physical objects what MP3 files did for music,” says an upcoming legal article. Industries from medical-device makers to auto manufacturers will have to respond. (New York Times) Use our resources to better understand intellectual property, counterfeiting, and piracy. Discussion Ideas One legal expert quoted in the NY Times article says 3D printing technology “will do for physical objects … Continue reading Will 3D Printers Bring 3k Lawsuits?
UNITED STATES U.S. Customs officials confiscate many smuggled plants (orchids, mostly). Many of those plants get a second life at designated Plant Rescue Centers. (National Geographic News, watch the video below!) Use our resources to better understand the black market, and how illegal trade affects the environment and world economy. Discussion Ideas The Nat Geo News video describes plants that are confiscated at U.S. ports … Continue reading Poached Plants Get Second Life