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Saturday, September 20, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (September 20, 2014)

DARPA:  President Obama Highlights New DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Novel Therapies Customized to Individual Patients

Rising Tides – Mitigation versus Consternation

REUTERS: North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'

REUTERS:  French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

REUTERS:  Other automakers to challenge Tesla in over-the-air software upgrades

BLOOMBERG: Al-Qaeda Spokesman Admits Embassy Plot as Judge Questions Deal

BLOOMBERG:  Protecting the Power Grid From Malware That Doesn’t Exist Yet

KAI:  A long-lasting, water-based nuclear-energy-powered battery

KAI: A new impermeable form of graphene oxide could be the ultimate protective coating

KAI:  Car hacking: who’s monitoring (or controlling) your car?

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  3-D Printing Will Change the World

SLATE:  A Very Matter-of-Fact Interview About the Russian Tradition of Arresting Billionaires and Taking Their Stuff

BBC: Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania form joint military unit

BBC: Six Russian fighter jets intercepted off Alaska

HUFF POST:  Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in Arctic

DESIGN ENGINEERING:  NASA’s JPL develops multi-metal 3D printing process

NASA:  Printing the Metals of the Future

BBC:  eBay security flaw has existed for months

SCIENCE MAG:  Gene therapy helps weak mice grow strong

LA TIMES: A theory for toddlers' turbo-charged learning style. The lack of a fully formed prefrontal cortex -- the section of the brain that keeps an adult 'on task' -- may help young kids accumulate knowledge rapidly, a study suggests.

(CNN) -- 2 US. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted 2 Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported.

MOSCOW TIMES:  Putin Seeks Ways to Cut Russia Off From the Internet

PEW RESEARCH: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Internet of Everything is a $4.6 trillion opportunity for global public-sector organizations over the next decade

NATURE AND SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  The Long Slow Rise of Solar and Wind

NATURE: Economics: Manufacture renewables to build energy security

WALL STREET JOURNAL: GlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in China

ADAGE:  Hey, CMO: Larry Ellison and Oracle Want Your Business As Tech Titans Race to Dominate the Marketing Cloud, Oracle and Others Are Courting the New Decision Makers -- You

PHYS ORG: Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers

ECONOMICALLY, EXPECT ZERO. PEW RESEARCH: World Remains Glum about Economic Prospects

PEW RESEARCH CENTER:  Global Public Downbeat about Economy. Many Wary of the Future and the Present.

BLOOMBERG:  Pena Nieto Heads to New York After Energy Overhaul Moves

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Chinese Views of India: Culturally Rich but Backward

PEW RESEARCH:  Indians Reflect on Their Country & the World. Troubled by Economic Problems, Corruption, Pakistan and China.

BUSINESS INSIDER:  Alibaba Is Already The Fourth Most Valuable Technology Company In The World

THE NATO CONSEQUENCES. BREAKING DEFENSE: Army Scrambles On 4 Continents: Odierno Previews New Doctrine

By Mr. Andres Agostini   

Friday, September 19, 2014

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  It's Time to Take Artificial Intelligence Seriously. No Longer an Academic Curiosity, It Now Has Measurable Impact on Our Lives

Blue Origin to Replace Russia’s RD-180 for U.S. Rocket Flights

CBSNEWS: Popular Science picks best inventions for 2014

BUSINESS INSIDER: World Bank: Economic Impact Of Ebola Outbreak Could Be 'Catastrophic'

BUSINESS INSIDER: A Declassified CIA Paper Shows How Close The US And The Soviets Really Came To War In 1983

BUSINESS INSIDER:  Scientists Have Detected A New Stellar Explosion That Might Be A Supernova

THE ECONOMIST: The rise and rise of Xi Jinping. Xi who must be obeyed

KAI: Capturing the motion of a single molecule in real time as it oscillates from one quantum state to another

KAI: Measuring the motion patterns of bacteria in real time

KAI: Twisting radio beams to transmit ultra-high-speed data

NATURE: Machine learning approaches to genomics

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE:  Intelligent Systems: Perception - Action - Learning

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE:  Machine Learning - Pioneering Research Network

WIRED: A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere

REUTERS: Alibaba IPO prices at top of range, raising $21.8 billion

REUTERS:  SAP agrees to buy expense software maker Concur for $7.3 billion

REUTERS: Qualcomm shows off robot technology, but mum on China dispute

BLOOMBERG: Alibaba Overtakes Amazon as Most Highly Valued Online Retailer

FORBES: FDA Approves Lilly's Once-Weekly Shot For Diabetes


THE ECONOMIST:  MANAGEMENT thinkers have paid surprisingly little attention to how Chinese firms are run.

FINANCIAL TIMES: Lotus to cut workforce by more than a quarter

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Computers get faster every year, but Seth Lloyd thinks he has the limit finally in sight.

IEEE Spectrum:  Wine Critics Watch Out: Artificial Tongues Are Getting Better

SCIENCE DAILY:  First blood test to diagnose depression in adults

PHYS ORG:  Spacesuits of the future may resemble a streamlined second skin

PHYS ORG:  World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100

ENGINEERING: Airbus Patents a VRHelmet to Make Flying LessAgonizing

ENGINEERING:  Harvard Awarded DARPA Exosuit Contract

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE:  New 3D-image modelling technology enables anyone to have a 3D digital doppelgänger

THE ATLANTIC:  What Happens When We All Live to 100?

NEW SCIENTIST: Quantum internet could keep us safe from spying eyes

NATURE:  Need an organ? Just print some stem cells in 3D

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: 3-D Printing for the Masses. A rapid-prototyping service opens up technology to hobbyists and designers.

NEW YORKER: Does Silicon Valley Have a Contract-Worker Problem?

STANFORD UNIVERSITY:  3-D printing creates murky product liability issues, Stanford scholar says

REUTERS:  Home Depot breach bigger than Target at 56 million cards

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia's Gas Supply Cuts to Europe Bolster Gazprom's Bargaining Power

MOSCOW TIMES:  Anti-Aircraft Missile Lands Near Chita

DER SPIEGEL:   Germany's Ailing Infrastructure: A Nation Slowly Crumbles

THE ECONOMIST: Self-driving cars. Coming to a street near you.  NASA to grow 3D printed space wood

CNN: The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Flying High. The Improbable Rise of the Gulf Airlines

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  The End of Swedish Exceptionalism. Why the Elections Mark a New Era for Politics

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  The End of Swedish Exceptionalism. Why the Elections Mark a New Era for Politics

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:   Europe's Jewish Problem. The Misunderstood Rise of European Anti-Semitism

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:   Europe's Jewish Problem. The Misunderstood Rise of European Anti-Semitism

FOREIGN POLICY:  Hammered by the West, Putin Turns East. Russia and China are close to another mammoth natural gas deal that could reshape the world's energy map.


By Mr. Andres Agostini   

Thursday, September 18, 2014

MAKE: The Idea Builder: Dremel Releases a Mass-Market 3D Printer

REUTERS:  Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors, Senate panel finds

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR:   Chinese hackers penetrating key computer networks for Pentagon, report finds


What Do Suzuki, General Electric, and Toyota have in Common?


By Mr. Andres Agostini 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BLOOMBERG:  Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It's All Over the Internet

THE ECONOMIST:  Getting to know you. Everything people do online is avidly followed by advertisers and third-party trackers

THE REGISTER:  Hackers-for-hire raided 300 banks, corporates for TWELVE YEARS

Every Government Official Should Read This – Choosing Between Economic Growth and Fighting Climate Change is No Longer An Issue

No One Should Think That Money Spent on NASA is a Waste

MASHABLE: World’s First 3D Printed Car Took Years to Design, But Only 44 Hours to Print

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Beauty in Math and Art Activate Same Brain Area

FT:  Brace of British universities ranked in global top three

BUSINESS INSIDER: PayPal Uses Apple's Nude Selfie Scandal To Take A Shot At Apple Pay

COMPUTERWORLD:  NASA launches massive cloud migration

EXTREMETECH: The future of permanent, fully integrated prosthetic limbs and bionic implants

KAI: New algorithm enables MIT cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass

PHYS ORG: Physicists design zero-friction quantum engine

KAI:  Camouflaging metamaterials create the LCD color display of the future

KAI: How a quantum computer could defeat a classical computer

CNN: Billionaire Peter Thiel tells Apple: Innovate more

REUTERS: Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build 'space taxis' for NASA

REUTERS: Russians love their children, too – but that alone won’t stop a nuclear 

REUTERS: U.S. general says ground forces cannot be ruled out in war on Islamic State

NATURE: Google and NASA snap up quantum computer

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY:  'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems

DER SPIEGEL:   Airstrike Uncertainties: Obama's Dangerously Vague New War

DER SPIEGEL:  Islamic State in Iraq: 'They Know Exactly What They Are Doing'

MOSCOW TIMES:  14 Ways Russia Can Retaliate to Western Sanctions


By Mr. Andres Agostini   

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CIO:  New Data Center Protects Against Solar Storms and Nuclear EMPs

SLATE:  You Should Be Terrified of Superintelligent Machines

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Server Farms

An Explosion of New Roads for the 21st Century

To Good-Luck or Not To Bad-Luck, What Is The Question?

BUSINESS INSIDER:  This Crazy Robot Keeps Going Even After Being Run Over And Lit On Fire Read more:

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  Capitalism’s Future Is Already Here

ARMY TIMES:  'American War Generals' a sobering reflection on U.S. failures in Iraq

IEEE SPECTRUM: MIT Cheetah Robot Bounds Off Tether, Outdoors

REUTERS:  NATO could have trouble combatting Putin’s military strategy

MASHABLE:  The Rise of the Robot Pitchman

NEW YORK TIMES: Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

DER SPIEGEL:  The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

MOSCOW TIMES: Sanctions Squeeze Western Oil Service Companies Out of Russia

SCIENCE OF SINGULARITY: Silicon Valley Investor Backs $1 Million Prize to End Death

Why Toyota is World's Number 1!

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia's First Arctic Oil Rig Will Keep Pumping Despite Sanctions

USA TODAY: Secret reason Amazon should fear Alibaba

FOREIGN POLICY: Israel Wants to Join the Coalition Against the Islamic State.  But is this just Bibi playing politics?

FOREIGN POLICY:  The Best Defense Given all that is going on, why is 'International Security' so damn boring?

FOREIGN POLICY:  NATO Owes Putin a Big Thank-You

FOREIGN POLICY:  Putin's Nuclear Option. Would Russia's president really be willing to start World War III?

FOREIGN POLICY:  The West's Tricky Economic War With Russia. What if Russians are feeling the squeeze of sanctions but Putin doesn't care?

FT: US alarmed by prospect of Scottish ‘Yes’ in independence vote

CERN:  Awakening the potential of plasma acceleration

ABC SCIENCE: Scientists 'reset' stem cells to early, pristine stage

SLATE:  Silicon Valley Has Officially Run Out of Ideas

REUTERS:  Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:  China Set to Step Up Investment in India. Leaders Set to Discuss Plans for Bullet Trains, Billions of Dollars in Investment



FINANCIAL REVIEW:  World of cold showers unless we develop gas supply


THE ECONOMIST:  If Scotland gains independence it will need a new currency and a new central bank

FT:  Berlin pushes Google to reveal search engine formula

FT: Europe shuns growth in favour of ‘safety first’. It is the burning question for Europe – will it ever again grow at a reasonable rate?

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:  The argument for a hypersonic missile testing ban

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:  Worldwide deployments of nuclear weapons, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES:  What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola

FOREIGN POLICY:  Don't Like That Israel Has the Bomb? Blame Nixon.

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:   From nuclear bombs to killer robots: how amoral technologies become immoral weapons

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:  In Malaysia Airlines tragedy, echoes of a US act

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:   Why NATO should eliminate its tactical nukes, despite Russian belligerence


By Mr. Andres Agostini 

Monday, September 15, 2014

TED:  Why we will rely on robots

New York Climate Summit Report Card – Who is Tackling Climate Change Best?

WASHINGTON POST: A worrying factor in Ukraine’s chaos: 15 nuclear reactors

WASHINGTON POST:  Lobbying on the ‘Internet of Things

CLOSER TO M.A.D. WIII.  BBC: Nato members 'start arms deliveries to Ukraine'

WIRED: When Robots Take All the Work, What’ll Be Left for Us to Do?

REUTERS: NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

REUTERS: TAG Heuer has plans for smartwatch

NEW REPUBLIC:  This Is What It Will Look Like When Robots Take All Our Jobs

NBC NEWS: Nine jobs that humans may lose to robots

THE ATLANTIC:  The Robots Are Coming, but Are They Really Taking Our Jobs?

THE GUARDIAN:  Will robots take our jobs? Experts can't decide

YAHOO NEWS:  Swiss banks at crossroads as secrecy goes up in smoke

PEW RESEARCH CENTER: As machines (robots)  take on more human work, what’s left for us?

PEW RESEARCH CENTER: 56% Americans Say They Are ‘Falling Behind’ Financially

Eliminating a Universal Fallacy!

PEW RESEARCH CENTER: Indians among most likely in the world to see extremist groups as ‘major threat’

PEW RESEARCH CENTER:  The countries most optimistic and pessimistic about their economic future

PEW RESEARCH CENTER: School days: How the U.S. compares with other countries

MOSCOW TIMES: Russian Cosmonauts Prepare for Launch

MOSCOW TIMES:  U.S., EU Ramp Up Sanctions on Russia, Putin Warns of Retaliation

RAND CORPORATION:  China's Strategy Toward South and Central Asia


New Zealanders Preppers, Australian Preppers, British Preppers, and American Preppers WERE EXTREMELY RIGHT AND ACCURATE, not on the Treatment and Prescription, but on the Global Mundane Metastasis they lucid clear-eyed forecasted. I agree myself.

NATURE:  Japanese woman is first recipient of next-generation stem cells

CIO:  Google acquires online survey specialist Polar


By Mr. Andres Agostini 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Is Lowering Trade Barriers Incompatible with Mitigation Strategies to Address Climate Change?

FORBES: The Six Defining Traits Of The Successful 21st Century Organization

ENDGADGET:  Toyota tests ride-sharing with its adorable electric vehicles

REUTERS: Next for Corporate America: Body wires and wire taps?

REUTERS:  Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other

BLOOMBERG: Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It's All Over the Internet

ZDNET: Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning, book review: A sound but traditional approach

THE INDEPENDENT: Google account details of five million users 'leaked' on Russian Bitcoin Forum

FINANCIAL POST:  Ottawa ratifies foreign investment deal with China despite tensions

WASHINGTON POST:  The end of the iPod: Goodbye to the little box that changed everything

Uber, allies kick off campaign to brand ‘Big Taxi’

THE GUARDIAN: Big data and open data: what's what and why does it matter?

DEMOCRATIC MEDIA: How the Guardian uses “Big Data” to help its advertisers target users/News orgs should be in forefront addressing privacy online

FORBES:  New Surveys On Big Data, Big Decisions, Analysis, And Intuition

FORBES:  Roundup Of Analytics, Big Data & Business Intelligence Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2014

FORBES:  The Big Potential of Big Data: A Field Guide for CMOs - See more at:

FORBES:  The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy

EXTREME TECH:  Cryogenic on-chip quantum electron cooling leads towards computers that consume 10x less power

FORTUNE:  The incredibly high cost of Americans' financial stupidity

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES:  Central Banks Watch: FOMC, Yellen in Focus While Norway, Switzerland, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa and Nigeria to Set Rates


IGNORAMUSES SEE BLACK SWANS. BLOOMBERG TV:  Komileva Likens a Scots `Yes' Vote to Black Swan Event

Century 21st Adaptability to Outright Success, Regardless of Hugely Indebted Nations and a Global Economy Disrupted

THE ECONOMIST:  The market for Islamic financial products is growing fast


Black Swans   VERSUS   White Swans!


By Mr. Andres Agostini   

Saturday, September 13, 2014

CIO:  CIO of Defense Department Agency Cautions Against Rush to Cloud

NANO WERK:  The sound of an atom has been captured: The sound of an atom has been captured

Ebola Continues its Deadly March Through West Africa

TECHNICAL RESPONSE:  Renovating the Framework of Emergency Management and Incident Response

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK: Silicon Valley Investor Backs $1 Million Prize to End Death

FORTUNE: Exclusive: Belkin, Osram Sylvania ink deal for connected lighting

FORTUNE: The world of wearables, according to Intel 

TECHREPUBLIC: 10 things you should know about The Internet of Things

FORBES:  A Simple Explanation Of 'The Internet Of Things'

FORBES:  The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy

FORBES: It's Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over Big . - Forbes

FORBES: Don't Underestimate The Impact Of The Internet Of Things

CNET:  Intel, Samsung create Internet of Things group

BUSINESS INSIDER: Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

BUSINESS INSIDER: Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

BUSINESS INSIDER: The Internet Of Things Is Creating A New Growth Opportunity For The Consumer Tech And Electronics Industries

COMPUTER WORLD:  Internet of Things in five words: sensor, monkey, radio, cloud, Paris

CIO:  A Guide to the Confusing Internet of Things Standards World

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  The Internet of Things

NEW SCIENTISTS:  The internet of things needs anti-virus protection

NATURE:  The Internet of **** things

BLOOMBERG:  The Internet of Things: 19 Trillion Dollar Market - Bloomberg

BLOOMBERG: Cisco CEO Pegs Internet of Things as $19 Trillion Market

BLOOMBERG:  How Vulnerable Is iCloud and the Internet of Things?: Video

THE GUARDIAN: The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal

THE GUARDIAN:  The internet of things - the next big challenge to our privacy

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Samsung, Intel, Dell team up on Internet of Things standard

CNN:  Explainer: What is the 'Internet of Things?'

CNN:  China looks to lead the Internet of Things

YAHOO NEWS:  Aurasma: The Internet of Things is here

YAHOO NEWS:  Hacking the Internet of Things

YAHOO NEWS:  Integrating Into the 'Internet of Things' (Op-Ed)

BUSINESS INSIDER: Jetpacks Help Soldiers Run At The Speed Of Olympic AthletesRead more:

MEDICAL XPRESS:  Compound protects brain cells after traumatic brain injury

REUTERS: China's military secrecy justifies surveillance flights: U.S. official

REUTERS:  EBay shares backtrack after it dismisses talk of Google stake

DER SPIEGEL:  V for Victoria: Catalans Want Independence Too

REUTERS: Paris court sets date for Airbus insider trading case - Der Spiegel

MOSCOW TIMES:  U.S. Ramps Up Sanctions on Russia, Putin Warns of Reprisals

MOSCOW TIMES: Putin Threatens Retaliation Against 'Strange' Western Sanctions

MOSCOW TIMES:  Kerry Wants Russia to Support U.S. in Fight Against ISIS

NEW YORKER: An audacious plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe. But time is running out.


By Mr. Andres Agostini 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WIRED:  3-D Printed Car Is as Strong as Steel, Half the Weight, and Nearing Production

Gizmos & Gadgets: An Open Source 3D Printed Wind Turbine for Personal Use

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:   Rebooting Chinese Finance

BLOOMBERG:  Driverless Car Push Faces Risk of Hacker Hijacking

SALON:  Robert Reich: College is a ludicrous waste of money

THE ECONOMIST:  Geopolitical risk and markets. Wars and rumours of wars

FASTCOMPANY: Forget What You Think You Know About The Office Of The Future

FASTCOMPANY: How Google's Robots Can Learn Like Humans

FASTCOMPANY:  Study: Smart Robots Are Coming For (Some Of) Our Jobs

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia Says New EU Sanctions Work Against Peace in Ukraine

MOSCOW TIMES:  U.S. to Outline New Sanctions Against Russia on Friday

MOSCOW TIMES:  Ukraine Faces Huge Winter Gas Shortfall, Minister Says

FASTCOMPANY: Are Robots Going To Kill Your Next Job Or Create It?

FASTCOMPANY:  Japan's Uncanny Quest to Humanize Robots

FASTCOEXIST:  Sending Robots To Print Infrastructure On Mars, So It's Ready When We Get There

REUTERS:  Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis

REUTERS: Exclusive : Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  Jihad Comes to India?

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  State of Confusion. ISIS' Strategy and How to Counter It

FORBES:  Baby Steps Toward Driverless Cars Deliver Huge Leaps in Safety

SWISS INFO:  Google Street View arrives in the Swiss alps

KAI:  ’1 in 5 chance’ Ebola will spread to the US in September

KAI:  New synthetic gene circuits can perform complex bio-logic tasks

KAI: Reprogramming your brain with transcranial magnetic stimulation

REUTERS:  Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns

BBC:  Mastercard fees were anti-competitive, court upholds

NOVA NEXT:  In Ten Years, You Won’t Even Know You’re Wearing Them

STANFORD UNIVERSITY:  Stanford engineers design ant-sized radio to control 'Internet of Things'

ABC NEWS:  Scientists: Strong Solar Storm Heading to Earth

ANALYTICS WEEK:  10 Misconceptions about Big Data

CIO:  C-Level Executives Seeing Big Results From Big Data

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Lasers Reveal Underground 'Super Henge'

REUTERS:  China eyes trade route deal with Mongolia during Xi visit

FORBES:  Where Are The World's Safest Banks in 2014?

REUTERS:  U.S. threatened hefty fines to make Yahoo hand over user data

China Xinhua News:

TECHCRUNCH:  Corporate America, Your Future Engineers Aren’t Attending Career Fairs Anymore


By Mr. Andres Agostini  

CIO:  9 Rules for the Developer-ization of IT

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  Getting Cross-Cultural Teamwork Right

BBC:  Scottish independence: Cameron, Clegg and Miliband make Scotland 'No' vote plea

GRIST:  China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.

BBC:  China says South China Sea land reclamation 'justified'

INDIA TIMES:  4 innovative use of technology

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: "Immortal" Cells from Henrietta Lacks Lead to Updated Rules on Genomic Data Sharing


FORTUNE: The supercomputer will see you now

FORTUNE: IBM's Watson woos developers

BUSINESS INSIDER: IBM's Watson Supercomputer Is Becoming The Best Cancer Doctor In The World

CNN MONEY:  BUSINESS INSIDER: IBM's Watson Supercomputer Is Becoming The Best Cancer Doctor In The World

THE GUARDIAN:  Why IBM's Watson supercomputer can't speak slang

FUTURE TENSE:  Who the Hell Cares if IBM's Watson Swears?

FORBES: China's Tianhe-2 Remains The World's Fastest Supercomputer

NEW YORK TIMES:  Hey, Gang, Let's Make Our Own Supercomputer

FORBES:  NSA's New Data Center And Supercomputer Aim To Crack World's Strongest Encryption

TIME:  The NSA Is Building a Computer to Crack Almost Any Code

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Rutgers University, IBM Open Supercomputer Center

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Intel Plans Supercomputer Chips

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  IBM Computer Sets Speed Record

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Supercomputers Fuel Competition

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  IBM Set to Expand Watson's Reach

INVESTOR PLACE: Watson Supercomputer Has Not Been the Moneymaker IBM Hoped

YAHOO NEWS:  Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

YAHOO NEWS:  'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

YAHOO NEWS:  Los Alamos to get new supercomputer

YAHOO NEWS:  Chinese supercomputer named as world's fastest

NEOWIN:  Supercomputer passes the Turing Test laying the foundations for Skynet

Michigan Tech Uses “Superior” Supercomputer for Advanced Research

UNIVERSITY OF READING:  Turing Test success marks milestone in computing history

SKY NEWS: 'Human' Supercomputer Passes The Turing Test

HUFF POST: 'Eugene Goostman' Supercomputer Passes The Turing Test, Apocalypse May Ensue

EFDA:  IBM to build new Supercomputer for Max Planck Society

WGNTV:  5 million Gmail passwords leaked: How to check if yours was among them

JAPAN TIMES:Japan’s next supercomputer to be 100 times faster than K

PHYS ORG: Japan to develop fastest supercomputer

BLOOMBERG TV: Building a Working Human Brain on a Supercomputer

NEEWSWEEK:  In Race for Fastest Supercomputer, China Outpaces U.S.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Health care detectives will welcome supercomputer Watson

STANFORD UNIVERSITY:  Stanford Researchers Break Million-core Supercomputer Barrier

ENGINEERING:  TWIE 120: LEGO Supercomputer

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Chinese supercomputer gains title of world’s fastest

THE ECONOMIST:  Supercomputers, Game on

USA TODAY:  U.S. supercomputer at Tenn. lab is world's fastest

USA TODAY:  Purdue computer fastest campus device in world

OXFORD UNIVERSITY:  Supercomputer boost for science, business

INFORMATIONWEEK:  Caltech Supercomputer Analyzes Earthquakes

THE REGISTER:  Harvard student thrown off 14,000-core super ... for mining Dogecoin

BBC:  'Greenest' supercomputer unveiled at Cambridge University

NASA:  Pleiades Supercomputer

WIRED:  DARPA plans exaflop supercomputer for 2018

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB: Cielo: NNSA Capability Supercomputer


LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LAB:  Livermore, Berkeley labs part of supercomputing effort to model climate change

FORBES:  Meet The Ex-NSA And Ex-Unit 8200 Spies Cashing In On Security Fears

FOX NEWS:  University of Arizona speeds up research with new supercomputer

REUTERS:  HP to invest over $1 billion in open-source cloud computing

COMPUTERWORLD:  Cloud computing 2014: Moving to a zero-trust security model

PC WORLD:  Where is cloud computing heading in 2013?

PC:  What Is Cloud Computing?,2817,2372163,00.asp

FORTUNE:  What I Learned at the Cloud Computing Revolution

FORBES:  How to Avoid a Cloud Strategy that Fails

BUSINESS INSIDER:  The 39 Most Important People In Cloud Computing

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  16 Ways The Cloud Will Change Our Lives

NEW YORK TIMES: The Era of Cloud Computing

THE GUARDIAN:   Cloud computing enables businesses to discover their entrepreneurial spirit

BBC FUTURE:  Cloud computing

REUTERS:  VMware to form cloud computing partnership with China Telecom

YAHOO NEWS:  Cisco to invest over $1B in cloud computing

YAHOO NEWS:  Taiwan's Acer launches cloud computing drive in shift from PC reliance

FOX NEWS:  Cloud Computing
THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Beware cloud computing's trapdoors

HOW STUFF WORKS:  How the Google Cloud Works

BUSINESS INSIDER:  The Most Simple Explanation Of Cloud Computing Ever, From Google

CNET:  Cloud computing goes mainstream

NATURE:  Cloud computing and the DNA data race

AMERICAN SCIENTIST:  Experts Warn of Turbulent Trip to Cloud Computing

NEW SCIENTIST:  The cloud's the limit

TECHNET:  How Microsoft Defines Cloud Computing

DARPA:      Mission-oriented Resilient Clouds (MRC)

NASA:  NASA Nebula Cloud Computing Platform

FBI:   Recommendations for Implementation of Cloud ... - FBI


By Mr. Andres Agostini 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CONVENTUS LAW:  China – New Double Taxation Agreement With France.

FORBES: Cancer And Death by Radiation? Not From Fukushima

REUTERS:  Wall Street ends lower as Apple falls, bond yields rise

REUTERS:  With no bank in charge, Alibaba's bankers learn to work together

THE ATLANTIC:  The Built-From-Scratch Heart

THE ATLANTIC:  Russia and the Menace of Unreality

THEY WANT TO GET EVEN. YAHOO NEWS: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

YAHOO NEWS:  Why Muslims from US, Europe join Islamic State

YAHOO NEWS:  Ukraine in NATO would be 'unprecedented challenge': Russia

YAHOO NEWS: Two Satellites Placed in Orbit by Chinese Rocket

BUSINESS INSIDER: The Super Harvest Moon Is Coming

FORTUNE:  Google enlists Chelsea Clinton to get girls to code

FORBES:  What Does It Take To Be An Expert In Computer Programming?

NEW YORK TIMES: Google Is Target of European Backlash on U.S. Tech Dominance

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Microsoft’s Proposed Minecraft Buy: Digital Lego, or Another Fad?

KAI:  Discovery shows route to industrial-scale production of graphene

KAI:  Ultrasensitive biosensor using molybdenite semiconductor outshines graphene

BBC:  Marc Newson hired by Apple before rumoured 'iWatch' event

BUSINESS WIRE: DAQRI Unveils 4D Smart Helmet for Industrial Workforce


By Mr. Andres Agostini   

GIZMAG:  Hitachi developing reactor that burns nuclear waste

To the United States Congress Canada Equals “Oil Sands” and Very Little Else

THE GUARDIAN: Scottish independence: pound slumps to lowest level for 10 months

KAI:  Atomically seamless, thinnest-possible semiconductor junctions created

KAI: How to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases

KAI:  These bots were made for walkin’

IDEO: Future of the Book for IDEO

BBC:  MH17 disaster: Russians 'controlled BUK missile system'

REUTERS: Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China


"Toyota Production System – The Untold Story" by @SciCzar on @LinkedIn

"Western System of Social Castes, Today!"

THE ECONOMIST: The new white minority

STARTFOR:  Russia Armors Rosneft Against EU Sanctions

HUDSON INSTITUTE: Net Neutrality Vs. Free Speech

HUDSON INSTITUTE: Heading Off a Bigger Ebola Catastrophe

HUDSON INSTITUTE: What's Going on in Pakistan?

HUDSON INSTITUTE:  How Much is the Internet Worth to the U.S. Economy?

HUDSON INSTITUTE:  Root Out Extremist Ideology

Getting Fortune 500 Prospective Client's Cash, Continually and  Successfully!

HUDSON INSTITUTE:  The Danish Model for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremism

ALJAZEERA AMERICA: Missing radioactive material reignites debate on dirty bomb threat

ALJAZEERA AMERICA:  Farming shrimp, and changing the industry, far from an ocean

ALJAZEERA AMERICA: Small meteorite strikes Nicaragua, government says

The Spanish Gold and Financing Soviet Military Aid

REUTERS: Home Depot confirms security breach following Target data theft

REUTERS:  Telefonica trials to take AT&T home security technology overseas

REUTERS:  Canadian retailers bet on technology in fight with U.S. giants

DISCOVERY: Squishy Robot Walks Through Acid, Fire and Ice

WIRED:   Robot Makes Scientific Discovery All by Itself

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICS:  First Robot Scientist Makes Gene Discovery

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  Modi Misses the Mark. India's New Government Lacks Economic Vision.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  Get Ready for More Russian Belligerence

RAND CORPORATION:  Afghanistan on the Brink

POPULAR SCIENCE: Turning Old Lead Batteries Into New Solar Energy

POPULAR SCIENCE:  U.K. Supermarket To Run On Electricity Made From Its Own Rotting Food

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Q&A: To Solve The Water Problem, We Need To Solve Energy

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Wind Turbines Learn From Warplanes To Not Block Radar


By Mr. Andres Agostini  

Sunday, September 7, 2014

THE ECONOMIST: The future of jobs, today. The onrushing wave

LIBRARY OF ECONOMICS LIBERTY:  McAfee, McArdle, and Ohanian on the Future of Work

BUSINESS INSIDER: Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Why Canada needs a flood of immigrants

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Couillard downplays desire to have Quebec sign Constitution

Robotic Wonders!

NATURE: Termite-inspired robots build castles

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Bring on the Soft Robots

NEW SCIENTIST:  Time for robots to get real

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE:  Autonomous Robotics and Human-Machine Systems

THE ROYAL SOCIETY: Should we pay for the ‘rise of the robots’?

POPULAR SCIENCE: Watch This Childlike Humanoid Robot Begin To Comprehend Language

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Watch An Army Robot Fire A Machine Gun

FUTURE TENSE: Finally, a Robot That Knows When You Want It to Pour You a Beer

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Meet the new middle class: robots

BGR: Bill Gates: Yes, robots really are about to take your jobs

FORTUNE: The hotel of the future? Despite the robots, it's mostly the same

THE GUARDIAN: Google's founders on the future of health, transport – and robots

DAILY MAIL: Why is Google secretly assembling an army of robots? They can run faster than Usain Bolt, jump 30ft in the air and are almost indestructible

EXTREMETECH: Google wins DARPA’s robotics challenge, wonders if it was a good idea to turn down future military contracts

MONEY CNN: Robots get ready for DARPA challenge

CNN: At Harvard, swarming robots that mimic termites

CNN MONEY: Robots will replace fast-food workers

BBC: Robots inspired by origami fold themselves into motion

BBC: Could robots help children with autism?

BBC: Second machine age: Will robots put us all out of work?

THE GUARDIAN: Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

THE GUARDIAN: 2029: the year when robots will have the power to outsmart their makers

DAILY MAIL: Computer robots will outsmart humans within 15 years, Google director claims

MIRROR: Robots 'smarter than humans within 15 years', predicts Google's artificial intelligence chief

YOUTUBE: Michio Kaku: How to Stop Robots From Killing Us

BIGTHINK: Could We Transport Our Consciousness Into Robots?

OXFORD UNIVERSITY:  Designing robots that can keep secrets

AIT: “Living with Robots”, a lecture by Prof. Oussama Khatib from Stanford University, who is a world-leading robotics expert

CALTECH:  Advancing Humanoid Robots

MASHABLE: Japan's New Robot Museum Guides Are All Too Human

WALL STREET JOURNAL: University of Tokyo Biped Robot Can Hit Speeds of 2.6 mph

CNN: Domo Arigato, Mr Roboto: Japan's robot revolution

EXTREMETECH:  Japan will face the robotic jobocalypse head-on, by mastering robots before they master us

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES:  Human or Machine? Life-Like Android Robots from Japan Show Glimpses of the Future


By Mr. Andres Agostini   

BBC:  China's Pakistan visit 'postponed over ongoing protests'

FUN IS GETTING FUNNIER. BBC: Russia to reopen Northern Fleet base in Arctic

BBC:  Obama: Nato coalition ready to join US against IS

GE:  "Don’t like data?

The 24 Commandments of Resiliency!

Why Germany Outrules and Outsmarts the Entire World!

THE GUARDIAN: Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich. Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari says expensive human enhancements will lead to a society more unequal than ever

Penn State Hershey: Virus kills breast cancer cells in mice

SLATE: Do Lemurs Hold the Secret to Suspended Animation?

REUTERS:  Kerry says constructive relations with China needed for regional stability

DC GAZETTE:  Putin Taunts Obama – “If I Want, I Will Take Kiev In Two Weeks” Nobody Can Stop Him

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia, China Agree to Invest $10 Billion in Infrastructure Firm

NORWAY TODAY: The Islamic State (IS) claims to have executed Lebanese soldier

WASHINGTON POST: Islamic State militants want to fight Putin


By Mr. Andres Agostini  

Saturday, September 6, 2014

What Bart Simpson Told Homer Simpson About Entrepreneurship!

PARABOLIC ARC:  Swiss Space Systems, SpacePharma to Develop Life Science Communications System - See more at:

The Huffington Post:  When Robots Take Over Most Jobs, What Will Be the Purpose of Humans?

FACTOR TECH: Aubrey de Grey: Technological miniaturisation could increase our lifespans

POPULAR SCIENCE: Scientists Send Messages Directly From One Brain To Another

ZHU+RICH:  Shale gas revolution in China

GMO Cows – Why Gene Editing Would Be of Benefit

What Bart Simpson Told Homer Simpson About Entrepreneurship!

PARABOLIC ARC:  Swiss Space Systems, SpacePharma to Develop Life Science Communications System - See more at:

IEEE SPECTRUM: How to Catch Brain Waves in a Net

GLOBAL TRENDS: How robotic technology is impacting existing industries and markets.

FAST COMPANY:  The Pros And Cons Of A Gamified Work Culture

MEDICAL PLASTICS NEWS:  Cyber security for medical devices – are we doing enough?

ENGADGET:  The ugly truth about wearable technology

VIRGIN:  How will the future of travel shape employment patterns?

REUTERS: Exclusive: Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence

THE ECONOMIST: Three issues that should preoccupy managers in the next 50 years

REUTERS: BP ruling raises liability stakes for high-risk industries

REUTERS:  Facebook ready to spend billions to bring whole world online: Zuckerberg


By Mr. Andres Agostini 

Friday, September 5, 2014

WASHINGTON POST:  Army now says it won’t put cameras on surveillance aircraft in Maryland

THE VERGE: Google's project to 'cure death,' Calico, announces $1.5 billion research center

MOBILE EWEEK: IEEE Predicts Top Technologies of 2022

FOR MY FRIEND PETER. IEEE SPECTRUM: Will Superintelligent AIs Be Our Doom?

GEEK WIRE: Musk vs. Bezos: SpaceX challenges Blue Origin’s rocket-landing patent

STEM CELLAR: Body’s own Healing Powers Could be Harnessed to Regrow Muscle, Wake Forest Study Finds

YAHOO NEWS: Secrets behind lizard tail regrowth promise to help limb regeneration research in humans

RDMAG: Handheld scanner could aid complete removal of brain tumors

BIG THINK:  Brain Implant Will Recover Lost Memories

KAI: Intel’s high-fashion smart bracelet displays text messages

KAI: Superintelligence reading group

SPACE: New Galactic Supercluster Map Shows Milky Way's 'Heavenly' Home

ANDRES: What is the "I" Lexicon For, Really?

Paris Mining Geothermal Energy

THE GUARDIAN: Sony challenges Google Glass with its new 'Smart EyeGlass'

WIRED:   The Future of Security: Zeroing In On Un-Hackable Data With Quantum Key Distribution


CNBC: 'Mortgage crisis' is coming this winter

REUTERS: Euro under water as ECB opens liquidity tap

REUTERS:  Hackers break into server for Obamacare website: U.S. officials

SIX SENSE AND CORRUPTION HAVE NO GENDER.  REUTERS: Virginia ex-governor, wife found guilty in corruption trial\

MORE AND MORE ARMAGEDDONS. MOSCOW TIMES: New EU Sanctions to Inflict Long-Term Pain

NEW YORK TIMES:  F.D.A. Allows First Use Of a Novel Cancer Drug

What Futurists Will Never Say!

"What Insurance Companies NEVER say!"


By Mr. Andres Agostini