‘No walled gardens’: Discovery embraces platform distribution

Discovery Communications has taken the wraps off of a rebrand of its Seeker digital network, gunning for more growth by embracing Facebook and other social platforms beyond YouTube. Seeker, which initially launched a year ago, is an effort to reach younger audiences with science, news and other thought-provoking content.Read the full article

Why Don't Americans Use The Metric System?

Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToSeeker The United States is among the last few countries that refuse to adopt the international metric system. Find out why. ---------------------------- Check out more Seeker Daily! What The World Gets Wrong About America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8HvCyTCHPQ ---------------------------- Lissette’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/lizzette Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418 Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork/ Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios Android app: http://seekernetwork.com/android ---------------------------- Sources: Nov. 10, 1999: Metric Math Mistake Muffed Mars Meteorology Mission Wired- http://www.wired.com/2010/11/1110mars-climate-observer-report/ “A disaster investigation board reports that NASA’s Mars Climate Orbiter burned up in the Martian atmosphere because engineers failed to convert units from English to metric.” Make the Metric system the standard in the United States, Instead of the Imperial system We the People- The White House https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-metric-system-standard-united-states-instead-imperial-system “The United States is one of the few countries left in the world who still have not converted to using the Metric System as a standardized system of measurement. Instead of going along with what the rest of the world uses, we stubbornly still adhere to using the imprecise Imperial Unit - despite the fact that practically every other country that we interact with uses Metric.”