Linkedin's Becoming Aware of the Futures Group

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Five reasons HarperCollins’ ecommerce is just part of a clever anti-Amazon strategy  http://www.publishingtechnology.com/2014/07/five-reasons-harpercollins-ecommerce-is-just-part-of-a-clever-anti-amazon-strategy/

Italy gives Google 18 months to comply with European privacy regulations  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/22/italy-google-18-months-comply-european-privacy-regulations

Yahoo buys mobile analytics firm Flurry  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/22/yahoo-buys-mobile-analytics-firm-flurry

Stripe steps up PayPal rivalry with Australian launch  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/22/stripe-steps-up-paypal-rivalry-with-australian-launch

When Technologies Combine, Amazing Innovation Happens  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032977/when-technologies-combine-amazing-innovation-happens

Mysterious dance of dwarfs may force a cosmic rethink  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-mysterious-dwarfs-cosmic-rethink.html

Plants are talking and these sensors let us hear what they're saying  http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/plants-are-talking-and-these-sensors-let-us-hear-what-theyre-saying.html

Law of physics governs airplane evolution  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-law-physics-airplane-evolution.html

China set to be net investor  http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2014-06/25/content_17613259.htm

Noninvasive retinal imaging device detects Alzheimer’s 20 years in advance  http://www.kurzweilai.net/noninvasive-retinal-imaging-device-detects-alzheimers-20-years-in-advance

More-efficient solar-powered steam  http://www.kurzweilai.net/more-efficient-solar-powered-steam

3D-printed-anatomy developers aim to revolutionize medical education  http://www.kurzweilai.net/3d-printed-anatomy-developers-aim-to-revolutionize-medical-education

Apple posts $7.7 billion in profit, but all eyes look to new products in the fall  http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/22/5926913/apple-q3-2014-earnings

China and Switzerland sign currency swap agreement  http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140722000106&cid=1203

REUTERS: U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-usa-court-obamacare-idUSKBN0FR1JI20140722

REUTERS: Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify at N.Y. forgery trial: prosecutors  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-facebook-ceglia-idUSKBN0FR2C120140722

REUTERS:  EU antitrust regulators likely to step up Google probes: WSJ  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-google-antitrust-idUSKBN0FR1ZJ20140722

REUTERS: Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-cybersecurity-autos-idUSKBN0FR2FR20140722

REUTERS:  Google must face U.S. privacy lawsuit over commingled user data   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-google-privacy-lawsuit-idUSKBN0FR1XA20140722

REUTERS: PayPal signs "ten of thousands" customers in Nigerian launch  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-nigeria-paypal-launch-idUSKBN0FR22L20140722

Europe Treads Cautious Path in Confronting Russia  http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/22/europe_sanctions_ukraine_malaysia_flight_17_russia

U.S. Intelligence No Closer to Pinning MH17 Downing on Russia  http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/07/22/us_intelligence_no_closer_to_pinning_mh17_downing_on_russia

Economics 101: How The Cloud Is Changing More Than Just Technology http://www.crn.com/news/cloud/300072156/economics-101-how-the-cloud-is-changing-more-than-just-technology.htm
 
3D Printing Goes Big-Time for Small Production Runs  http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-goes-big-time-small-production-runs

The Internet of Things May See Huge Growth, So Companies Want in Now  www.entrepreneur.com/article/234731

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Allysia Finley: How Government Is Making Solar Billionaires  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303376904579135842033421008

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: 4 Industries Most in Need of Data Scientists  http://online.wsj.com/ad/article/narratives_sas_65124.html?prx_t=HYwBAfZUBApeEEA

Schizophrenia's genetic 'skyline' rising: Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-schizophrenia-genetic-skyline-common-variants.html

Sunday, July 20, 2014


REUTERS: China appoints special envoy for Afghanistan  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/18/us-china-afghanistan-idUSKBN0FN11Z20140718

We know what you're thinking: Researchers reveal mind-reading device that can monitor short term memory in real time  http://dailym.ai/UjvthH

The 'injectable foam' that could stop soldiers bleeding to death on the battlefield  www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2697428/The-injectable-foam-stop-soldiers-bleeding-death-battlefield.html

The 'virtual reality' helmet that lets fighter pilots see in the dark without goggles - and knows exactly where its wearer is looking  http://dailym.ai/1nXwibK

Work and the Future: Who Will? Who Won’t?  http://www.21stcentech.com/work-future-will/

Can robots replace human writers? http://bly.com/blog/general/can-robots-replace-human-writers/?utm_content=buffer3e480&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How your electronic DNA could be the secure login of the future  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/18/how-your-electronic-dna-could-be-the-secure-login-of-the-future

Twitter really wants to convince people it’s growing  http://businesstech.co.za/news/internet/63241/twitter-really-wants-to-convince-people-its-growing/

Google shuffle gets fresh eyes on business goals  http://businesstech.co.za/news/internet/63239/google-shuffle-gets-fresh-eyes-on-business-goals/

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development   http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/15/google-offers-up-a-free-crash-course-in-android-development/

California Hastens Tax Breaks to Lure Aerospace Industry    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-18/california-hastens-tax-breaks-to-lure-aerospace-industry.html

Systems engineer arrested in massive data leak in Japan  http://www.cio.com/article/2455322/systems-engineer-arrested-in-massive-data-leak-in-japan.html?utm_campaign=sflow_tweet#tk.rss_all

Wearable Tech Startups Don't Have Business Models to Drive Adoption, Researchers Say http://bit.ly/1n6HqT8

Iran is pushing limits on nuclear deal, former Obama advisor warns   http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-obama-advisor-iran-nuclear-20140720-story.html

HIV establishes viral reservoirs with surprising speed  http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/

Practice Might Make You A Better Chess Player, But It Won't Make You Valedictorian   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/practice-benefits-myth_n_5589411.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000033

Here's What Happens When An Amoeba 'Eats' The Brain   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/19/brain-eating-amoeba-science_n_5600658.html?utm_hp_ref=science

Americans have witnessed over 100 mass shootings since 2009  http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/americans-have-witnessed-more-100-mass-shootings-2009?cid=sm_m_main_1_20140720_28148456

Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Envy   http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2014/07/microsofts-silicon-valley-envy.html

REUTERS: U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens  http://reut.rs/WnFCvg

Climate data reflects trends of a warming planet  http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/41888?c=infrastructure_protection

White House acts to help communities prepare for impacts of climate change  http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/41852?c=infrastructure_protection

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini AND www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini


Future Phone Displays Could Take Your Temperature, Analyze DNA   http://mashable.com/2014/07/18/future-smartphone-displays-could-analyze-your-spit-dna/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-tech-link

Intranasal nerve growth factor repairs injured spinal cord neurons  http://phys.org/wire-news/167134926/intranasal-nerve-growth-factor-repairs-injured-spinal-cord-neuro.html

Kingston, Jamaica hybrid project to harness sun and wind  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-kingston-jamaica-hybrid-harness-sun.html

Hepatitis C cured in co-infected HIV patients  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-hepatitis-co-infected-hiv-patients.html

Scientists study how complexity developed from simple cell   http://phys.org/news/2014-07-scientists-complexity-simple-cell.html

Switzerland tops innovation rankings for fourth year  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-switzerland-tops-fourth-year.html

REUTERS: Iran warned of 'last chance' in nuclear talks after deadline missed  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/19/us-iran-nuclear-idUSKBN0FN27020140719

REUTERS: Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck, Europeans give Putin 'last chance'  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/19/us-ukraine-crisis-airplane-idUSKBN0FO04620140719

REUTERS: Israel says Gaza has used up or lost half its rockets http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/19/us-palestinians-israel-rocket-tally-idUSKBN0FO0SC20140719

THE ATLANTIC:  The Surprisingly Savvy Weird Al Internet Machine  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/the-surprisingly-savvy-weird-al-internet-machine/374649/

THE ATLANTIC:  How Technology Will Alter the American Economy  http://theatln.tc/UircuF

BMW Sponsors Locally Supported 3D Printed, Auto Design   http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/8064/BMW-Sponsors-Locally-Supported-3D-Printed-Auto-Design.aspx

NONE OF THESE ARE BLACK SWANS: TODAY'S CURRENT DIPLOMATIC CONFRONTATION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE U.S., WEAPONIZE AIRLINERS, ATTACKED PENTAGON.

Studying Earth’s History Reveals a Past Mystery About Our Atmosphere and the Evolution of Life  http://www.21stcentech.com/studying-earths-history-reveals-mystery/

Gene editing tool can write HIV out of the picture  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25698-gene-editing-tool-can-write-hiv-out-of-the-picture.html#.U8rOp7EbErg

US satellite may have located Ukraine missile launch  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25923-us-satellite-may-have-located-ukraine-missile-launch.html#.U8rPpbEbErg

Londoners, look out for these giant digital eyes  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25920-londoners-look-out-for-these-giant-digital-eyes.html#.U8rPyrEbErg

In Gaza, a patriarch speaks of 'senseless' deaths of 8 family members  http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2014/0719/In-Gaza-a-patriarch-speaks-of-senseless-deaths-of-8-family-members

Can we predict volcanic eruptions? Scientists map underground magma flows.  http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0717/Can-we-predict-volcanic-eruptions-Scientists-map-underground-magma-flows

Can you put top-secret satellites into orbit? The US Air Force might want to hear from you.  http://bit.ly/1lgfAzD

Sorry Canada, Amazon confirms Kindle e-book subscription service is U.S. only    http://bit.ly/1jFqrbl

New York first state to propose regulations for virtual currency   http://bit.ly/1jFqrbl

Ukraine Says It Can Prove Russia Supplied Arms System That Felled Jet  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/world/europe/malaysia-airlines-plane-ukraine.html?_r=0

With Jet Strike, War in Ukraine Is Felt Globally http://nyti.ms/1k2NkG8

IBM in Tug of War Between Legacy and the Leading Edge   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/technology/ibm-profits-jump-but-revenue-is-off-2.html?ref=technology

Google’s Quarterly Results Show Its Continuing Struggle With Mobile Advertising  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/technology/googles-earnings-show-its-struggle-with-mobile-ads.html?ref=technology

Alibaba Said to Have Pushed Its I.P.O. Back to September  http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/17/alibaba-said-to-plan-i-p-o-for-september/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=technology&_r=0

Dell Begins Accepting Bitcoin on Its Website   http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/18/dell-begins-accepting-bitcoin-on-its-website/?mod=ST1

Edward Snowden Wants You To Ditch Dropbox For This Service  http://www.businessinsider.com/edward-snowden-dropbox-2014-7

China And Argentina Are At 'A Historic Crossroads' In Their Trade Partnership Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/china-and-argentina-are-at-a-historic-crossroads-2014-7#ixzz37wqXpqyN

 German Foreign Minister: 'Further Escalation Not Out of the Question' in Ukraine  http://bit.ly/Wl63lb

 The NSA in Germany: Snowden's Documents Available for Download  http://www.spiegel.de/international/the-germany-file-of-edward-snowden-documents-available-for-download-a-975917.html

Spiegel: Intel agency suspected in alleged phone hacks of MPs  http://www.dw.de/spiegel-intel-agency-suspected-in-alleged-phone-hacks-of-mps/a-17783387

Experts see flaws in promising dengue fever vaccine candidate  http://www.dw.de/experts-see-flaws-in-promising-dengue-fever-vaccine-candidate/a-17789632

A new cellular garbage control pathway with relevance for human neurodegenerative diseases  http://www.mpg.de/8309069/CUET-proteins?filter_order=L&research_topic=

The twofold comet  http://www.mpg.de/8305787/double-nucleus-Comet67P?filter_order=L&research_topic=

Timing is not only ticking  http://www.mpg.de/8300471/Doppler-effect-segmentation-clock?filter_order=L&research_topic=

A first direct glimpse of photosynthesis in action  http://www.mpg.de/8299907/serial-time-resolved-crystallography?filter_order=L&research_topic=

Cellular defense against fatal associations between proteins and DNA  http://www.mpg.de/8291616/cellular-defense-proteins-DNA?filter_order=L&research_topic=

Former Soda Bottles Become Low-Cost Solar Lights  http://bit.ly/1sAOQ4J

Danish People Really Do Have The Secret To Happiness: It's In Their DNA   http://www.fastcoexist.com/3033219/danish-people-really-do-have-the-secret-to-happiness-its-in-their-dna

Helsinki's New Plan To Eliminate Car Ownership  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3033125/helsinkis-new-plan-to-eliminate-car-ownership

3 Ways IBM Plans To Tackle Beijing's Smog Problem  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3033013/3-ways-ibm-plans-to-tackle-beijings-smog-problem

Mapping The World's Water Conflicts Shows Trouble Ahead  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3031829/visualized/mapping-the-worlds-water-conflicts-shows-trouble-ahead

SLATE: Israel’s Deadly Gambits    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2014/07/israel_launches_ground_assault_on_gaza_the_israeli_government_no_longer.html

SLATE: Why Is Modern Warfare so Deadly for Children?  http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2014/07/18/why_is_modern_warfare_so_deadly_for_children.html

IN CANADA' AND THE U.S.' BACKYARD, THE TOTALITY OF LATIN AMERICA, EVERY COUNTRY IS TRADING AND HUGELY ABIDING BY CHINA' AND RUSSIA'S DESIRES.

Why Apple’s Swift Language Will Instantly Remake Computer Programming  http://www.wired.com/2014/07/apple-swift/

Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Stem Cell Experiment  http://bit.ly/WsAx52

Military To Scan Soldier’s Brains For Signs Of Disloyalty?
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1359510/military-to-scan-soldiers-brains-for-signs-of-disloyalty/#JCg0bQEtvCAwEUQM.99

FORBES: When Amazon Acts Like A Start-up: Why Amazon Has Entered The Ebook Subscription Market  http://onforb.es/1n11A0D

FORBES: Warren Buffett Shares The Inside Scoop: He Bought A Cadillac, Not A Subaru  http://onforb.es/1n7zGBG

FORBES: The Coming Artilect War  http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/18/cosmist-terran-cyborgist-opinions-contributors-artificial-intelligence-09-hugo-de-garis.html

Friday, July 18, 2014


BOSTON GLOBE: Harvard scientists want gene-manipulation debate  Harvard scientists want gene-manipulation debate  http://bit.ly/1wDKozE

BOSTON GLOBE: Downed Malaysia plane a ‘wake-up call,’ Obama says  http://bit.ly/1u0H0Tu

BOSTON GLOBE: After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell  http://bit.ly/1qljnUd

BOSTON GLOBE: Japan to export missile parts to US  http://bit.ly/1oSpt7J

Prof. Hawking, the AIs will BE US  http://hplusmagazine.com/2014/05/07/prof-hawking-the-ais-will-be-us/

Students develop drone to locate survivors via their mobile phones  http://www.gizmag.com/drone-mobile-phone-location-survivors/33005/

Underwater Drone to Hunt Down Enemy Subs  http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/underwater-drone-to-hunt-down-enemy-subs-140718.htm?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=DNewsSocial

NATURE:  Quantum bounce could make black holes explode   http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-bounce-could-make-black-holes-explode-1.15573

Transplanting gene into injured hearts creates biological pacemakers  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-transplanting-gene-hearts-biological-pacemakers.html

Is Earth’s Life Unique in the Universe?   http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-earth-s-life-unique-in-the-universe/

The Smart Cities of the Future are Already Here   http://getoptimistic.com/government-articles/the-smart-cities-of-the-future-are-already-here/

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini AND www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostinif Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/AndresAgostini

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Nest’s Tony Fadell on Smart Objects, and the Singularity of Innovation  http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2013/11/07/nests-tony-fadell-on-smart-objects-and-the-singularity-of-innovation/

Controlling the Home, Google Style  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/controlling-the-home-google-style/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

A Robot With a Little Humanity   http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/a-robot-with-a-little-humanity/

Criminal Software, Government-Grade Protection  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/criminal-software-government-grade-protection/

Internet Of Things: What's Holding Us Back  http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/it-strategy/internet-of-things-whats-holding-us-back/d/d-id/1235043

Microsoft Slicing 18,000 Jobs: More Change Ahead  http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/microsoft-slicing-18000-jobs-more-change-ahead/d/d-id/1297364?

PayPal fuels higher eBay revenue even as cyber attack, rivals weigh   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/16/us-ebay-results-idUSKBN0FL2L420140716


Humans Already Use Way, Way More Than 10 Percent of Their Brains   http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/you-already-use-way-way-more-than-10-percent-of-your-brain/374520/

Flying spies: Surveillance planes after the Cold War   http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140716-flying-spies-of-the-21st-century

Why science needs imagination and beauty   http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131127-secret-to-thinking-like-a-genius

Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash: Flight Shot Down Over Ukraine   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/17/malaysia-airlines-plane-cras_n_5595516.html

Here's Google's plan to rid the world of cyberattacks  http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/17/technology/security/google-cyberattacks/index.html?iid=HP_LN

Fiat: We're not talking merger with VW http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/17/news/companies/chrysler-volkswagen/index.html?iid=HP_LN

UK plans to build a spaceport  http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2014/07/15/uk-spaceport-farnborough-airshow.cnnmoney/index.html?iid=SF_T_River

The classic VW Beetle goes electric   http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/17/autos/zelectric-bug-electric-vw-beetle/index.html?iid=HP_LN

Gene Therapy Is Used to Adjust Pigs’ Heartbeat  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/17/health/gene-therapy-used-to-create-biological-pacemaker-in-pigs.html?_r=0

Can Tetrahedrite Help Generate Cheap Thermoelectric Energy?   http://www.21stcentech.com/tetrahedrite-generate-cheap-energy/

The Future Air Force Is Cooler Than Science Fiction   http://www.bloomberg.com/video/the-future-air-force-is-cooler-than-science-fiction-myRkbUytQq2XCBpmp7qzpQ.html

How Superstorm Sandy Gave Rise to Wireless Startup  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-17/how-superstorm-sandy-gave-rise-to-wireless-startup.html

REUTERS: Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/us-ukraine-crisis-airplane-idUSKBN0FM22N20140717

Pakistan and China: A Precarious Friendship?  http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/pakistan-and-china-a-precarious-friendship/

China's Role in the Middle East  http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/chinas-role-in-the-middle-east/

China’s Goals in South America   http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/chinas-goals-in-south-america/

 Hunting American Spooks: Germany Prepares Further Spying Clampdown  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/expulsion-of-cia-head-a-sign-of-tougher-german-response-to-spying-a-980912.html

Lunar pits could shelter astronauts, reveal details of how 'man in the moon' formed   http://phys.org/news/2014-07-lunar-pits-astronauts-reveal-moon.html

Tiniest catch: Scientists' fishing expedition reveals viral diversity in the sea   http://phys.org/news/2014-07-tiniest-scientists-fishing-reveals-viral.html

Microsoft Research demos Project Adam machine-learning object-recognition software  http://www.kurzweilai.net/microsoft-research-demos-project-adam-machine-learning-object-recognition-software

The world’s largest domed city  http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-worlds-largest-domed-city

Global Trade Forecast Report - HSBC Global Connections  https://globalconnections.hsbc.com/global/en/tools-data/trade-forecasts/global

Meet Sverker Johansson, The Man Responsible For Writing 10% Of Wikipedia   http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/15/sverker-johansson-wikiped_n_5587008.html

How Big Data Brings Marketing and Finance Together  http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/how-big-data-brings-marketing-and-finance-together/

LIRR doc involved in $1 billion disability scam gets 8 years in prison   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/lirr-doc-1-billion-scam-8-years-prison-article-1.1628516

Feds declare big win over Cryptolocker ransomware  http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249728/Feds_declare_big_win_over_Cryptolocker_ransomware

Why enterprise IT pros should fear Apple and IBM   http://blogs.computerworld.com/big-data/24150/why-enterprise-it-pros-should-fear-apple-and-ibm

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini AND www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


How machine learning is saving lives while saving hospitals money  http://gigaom.com/2014/07/14/how-machine-learning-is-saving-lives-while-saving-hospitals-money/

Meet the algorithm that can learn “everything about anything”  http://gigaom.com/2014/05/23/meet-the-algorithm-that-can-learn-everything-about-anything/

Three Teams To Develop Spaceplane Concepts for DARPA  http://www.spacenews.com/article/military-space/41263three-teams-to-develop-spaceplane-concepts-for-darpa

Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood   http://www.news.wisc.edu/22991

Novartis to license Google "smart lens" technology   http://www.marketwatch.com/story/novartis-to-license-google-smart-lens-technology-2014-07-15

Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens Project to Monitor Glucose   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-17/google-unveils-smart-contact-lens-project-to-monitor-glucose.html

GE to Develop High-Volume 3-D Printer Plant for Jet Engine Parts   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-15/ge-to-develop-high-volume-3-d-printer-plant-for-jet-engine-parts.html

FORBES: Leadership, Talent And Personality: Three Lessons From The World Cup Final  http://onforb.es/1mOqgte

REUTERS: HP interim Chairman Ralph Whitworth resigns to focus on health   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/us-hewlettpackard-chairman-idUSKBN0FK1DU20140715

REUTERS: U.S. FCC extends 1st deadline to comment on net neutrality  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/us-usa-internet-neutrality-idUSKBN0FK28J20140715

FORBES: California's Low On Water? Time to Fine the Water Resources Board Not Its Citizens http://onforb.es/1mFcitA

Holography Spells The Next Phase Of Innovation In Projection Technology  http://blogs.forrester.com/nupur_singh_andley/14-07-07-holography_spells_the_next_phase_of_innovation_in_projection_technology

FASTCOLABS: How Machine Learning Can Teach Your iPhone To "See" http://bit.ly/1reAzdB

Virtual reality becoming a reality… Why everyone’s getting excited by the potential   http://bit.ly/1mI1bkn

This migraine tracking app acts like a doctor, connects you to one too  http://bit.ly/1wrQWRO

THE VERGE: Watch Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner do things that would make you throw up http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/14/5899359/watch-boeings-787-9-dreamliner-do-things-that-would-make-you-throw-up

THE TELEGRAPH: US military try out futuristic robotic 'pack mule'  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10967617/US-military-try-out-futuristic-robotic-pack-mule.html

Microsoft developing 'smart headband for the blind'  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/10968238/Microsoft-developing-smart-headband-for-the-blind.html

British students help design the 'healthy home' of the future  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10966730/British-students-help-design-the-healthy-home-of-the-future.html

Monday, July 14, 2014


Small E-Airplanes Take Flight but No Commercial Passenger Planes in the Near Future   http://www.21stcentech.com/electric-airplanes-flight/

The End of Retirement  http://harpers.org/archive/2014/08/the-end-of-retirement/

Roger Schell on long-term computer security research  http://intelligence.org/2014/06/23/roger-schell/

Samsung Suspends Ties With Chinese Supplier Over Child Labor   http://www.inc.com/associated-press/samsung-suspends-china-supplier-over-child-labor.html?cid=sf01001

Students Create a Bio Printer To Test Drugs on Your Own 3D Printed Human Cells Rather than Animals  http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/07/15/3d-bio-printer-test-drugs/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=3dpi%2Btwitter

Survey Roundup: Cybersecurity Complacency Threatens M&A  http://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2014/07/11/survey-roundup-cybersecurity-complacency-threatens-ma-deals/

Greenland Thaw  http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/tag/greenland-thaw/

Emerging Internet Trends that will Shape the Global Economy  http://live.worldbank.org/emerging-internet-trends-global-economy-vint-cerf?hootPostID=0e16e6da8adef766d4c06f002f0dce5b

To Build a Robot Like Star Trek’s Data We Need to Perfect Soft Machine Technology  http://www.21stcentech.com/build-robot-data-perfect-soft-machine-technology/

The next big thing in wearable tech may be ear computers  http://bit.ly/1nyYu4C

MIT Is Working On T-1000 Style State Shifting Robots With Google’s Robot http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/14/mit-is-working-on-t-1000-style-state-shifting-robots-with-googles-robot-company/Company


To Garden in Space We Need All Kinds of Robots  http://www.21stcentech.com/garden-space-kinds-robots/

IBM's $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing  http://www.fastcompany.com/3032872/fast-feed/ibms-3-billion-investment-in-synthetic-brains-and-quantum-computing

Low-Power Color Displays  http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528816/low-power-color-displays/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=linkedin

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/11/miami-drowning-climate-change-deniers-sea-levels-rising

THE GUARDIAN: How technology in the home can improve health and social care  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jul/13/technology-home-improve-health-social-care?CMP=twt_gu

Getting a charge out of water droplets   http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/getting-charge-out-water-droplets-0714

Qatar spends big on American choppers and missiles  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/07/14/qatar-spends-big-on-american-choppers-and-missiles

Rupert Murdoch Thinks You're Overreacting About Climate Change  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/07/14/qatar-spends-big-on-american-choppers-and-missiles

Super Size Me: Now You Can 3D Print a Life-sized Model of Yourself   http://www.inside3dp.com/super-size-now-can-3d-print-life-sized-model/

BUSINESS INSIDER: Google Has A $500 Million War Chest To Stop Amazon's Plan For The 'Showrooming Of Groceries'  http://www.businessinsider.com/google-shopping-express-blocks-amazon-2014-7

Why Is Google Investing Half a Billion Dollars in Shopping Express?  http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/07/13/why-is-google-investing-half-a-billion-dollars-in.aspx

BBC:  WTO rules against US in trade spat with China and India  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28301144

BBC:  Sotheby's and eBay join to offer online auctions  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28301139

BBC: 100 years of commercial aviation  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28295039

BBC:  China's high-speed rail revolution  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28299462

BBC:  Inside the latest Boeing Dreamliner  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28299549

Anti-Missile Defense Systems – Can they work?  http://www.21stcentech.com/anti-missile-defense-systems-work/

IBM Pours $3 Billion Into Future of Nanoelectronics  http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/nanotechnology/ibm-pours-3-billion-into-future-of-nanoelectronics

Researchers demonstrate novel, tunable nanoantennas   http://phys.org/news/2014-07-tunable-nanoantennas.html

Computer memory that can store about one terabyte of data on a device the size of a postage stamp  http://www.kurzweilai.net/rices-silicon-oxide-memories-catch-manufacturers-eye

Harvard Scientists May Have Just Unlocked the Secret to Staying Young Forever  http://mic.com/articles/88851/harvard-scientists-may-have-just-unlocked-the-secret-to-staying-young-forever

Get Inside Whisper's Secret Economy  http://www.fastcompany.com/3032951/welcome-to-the-secret-economy?partner=newsletter

This Bot Has Written More Wikipedia Articles Than Anybody   http://www.popsci.com/article/science/bot-has-written-more-wikipedia-articles-anybody?src=SOC&dom=fb

REUTERS: Experts report potential software "back doors" in U.S. standards  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/us-usa-nsa-software-idUSKBN0FK02V20140715

REUTERS: U.S. web companies press demands for net neutrality with FCC http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/14/us-usa-internet-neutrality-idUSKBN0FJ0VP20140714

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Amazon Asks FAA For Permission To Test Its Delivery Drones   http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/10/amazon-asks-faa-for-permission-to-test-its-delivery-drones/

How DARPA's Brain Chip Could Restore Lost Memories   http://www.fastcompany.com/3032898/healthware/how-darpas-brain-chip-could-restore-lost-memories

DARPA developing memory-restoring neural prosthesis  http://www.cnet.com/news/darpa-developing-memory-restoring-neural-prosthesis/

BBC: The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140704-i-bring-the-dead-back-to-life

Use of Hydrogels to Replace Cartilage  http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=11099

ACCENTURE: Healthcare IT: Top Five Digital Trends Fueling Disruption in Healthcare  http://www.accenture.com/no-en/Pages/insight-top-five-digital-trends-fueling-disruption-healthcare.aspx?c=psv_hlthbomw1tw_0015&n=smc_0614#sf27731324

THE GUARDIAN: Unprecedented new powers in surveillance bill, campaigners warn  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/13/surveillance-bill-new-powers

Kerry asks Netanyahu to avoid further escalation in Gaza   http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.604845

THE ECONOMIST: The internet of things (to be hacked)  http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21606829-hooking-up-gadgets-web-promises-huge-benefits-security-must-not-be

THE ECONOMIST: The ghosts and the machine  http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21605867-studying-diaphanous-neutrino-will-be-americas-contribution-new-generation

The Army's Bioprinted Skin Is Almost Ready to Be Used on Soldiers  http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-armys-bioprinted-skin-is-almost-ready-to-be-used-on-soldiers

THE ECONOMIST: German lessons http://www.economist.com/news/business/21606834-many-countries-want-mittelstand-germanys-it-not-so-easy-copy-german-lessons

How to Build Leonardo Da Vinci's Catapult   http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/woodworking/how-to-build-leonardo-da-vincis-catapult?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=71087219#slide-1

Brazilian Air Force F-5 Tiger jets will ensure World Cup 2014 final’s security   http://theaviationist.com/2014/07/13/world-cup-security-f-5/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

FORBES: $10,000 Is On Offer For Anyone Who Can Hack A Tesla Car  http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2014/07/09/10000-is-on-offer-for-anyone-who-can-hack-a-tesla-car/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

REUTERS: U.S., Iran say disputes remain in nuclear talks as deadline looms  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/13/us-iran-nuclear-idUSKBN0FI0B120140713

REUTERS: Singing familiar songs may help prompt Alzheimer’s patients to speak  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/us-alzheimers-singing-idUSKBN0FG1QE20140711

REUTERS: Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/12/us-yahoo-lawsuit-idUSKBN0FH01Z20140712

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Did Buzz Aldrin really see a UFO? Technically, yes. http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0710/Did-Buzz-Aldrin-really-see-a-UFO-Technically-yesTHE

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-marshall-crotty/democrats-to-obama-get-th_b_5575069.html

Optimal You  http://military-fitness.military.com/2014/07/optimal-you.html

Capgemini, Accenture, HAVI and Entercoms make up the first-ever Winner’s Circle for Supply Chain BPO - http://www.horsesforsources.com/supply-chain-svs-blueprint_071214#sthash.smcd7x42.dpuf

Here's A Crash-Proof Drone That Can Fly Almost Anywhere — Even Through Wreckage   http://www.businessinsider.com/gimball-roll-cage-drone-2014-7#ixzz37NpGF57I

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Chinese Businessman Is Charged in Plot to Steal U.S. Military Data  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/12/business/chinese-businessman-is-charged-in-plot-to-steal-us-military-data.html?ref=technology&_r=0

BBC:  Putin signs Argentina nuclear deals on Latin America tour  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-28261746

FORBES: Can A 50-Person Startup Threaten Oracle, IBM, And Microsoft?  http://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2014/07/11/can-a-50-person-startup-threaten-oracle-ibm-and-microsoft/

FAA to Begin Evaluation of Unleaded Fuels for GA  http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-news-and-aviation-news/eaa/2014-07-10-faa-to-begin-evaluation-of-unleaded-fuels-for-ga

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: New Zeppelins: Giants of the Skies Return  http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-new-zeppelins-giants-of-the-skies-1405094514

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Intel's Answer to iPad: Cheap Tablets  http://online.wsj.com/articles/for-intel-chinese-city-of-shenzhen-holds-key-to-tablet-market-1405106599?mod=LS1

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: U.S. Accuses Chinese Executive of Hacking to Mine Military Data  http://on.wsj.com/1oTP41u

MONEY:  Americans Want to Age in Place, and Your Town Isn’t Ready http://time.com/money/2973542/americans-want-to-age-in-place-and-your-town-isnt-ready/

MIT researchers build drones to light up photo shoots http://bit.ly/1q8CgcO

TIME:  Building a Better Bullet  http://time.com/2979962/pentagon-selfguided-bullet-innovative-sniper-weapon/

TIME: Kerry Warns ‘Significant Gaps’ Remain on Nuclear Deal With Iran http://time.com/2979517/john-kerry-iran-vienna-nuclear-agreement/

DIGITAL TRENDS: AT&T vs. Verizon vs. T-Mobile: Whose family plan will save you the most?
Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-family-plan-us-carriers/#ixzz37OCkZO9l

TIME: Apple: Your Data Is Safe With Us, China  http://time.com/2978677/apple-china-security/

Thursday, July 10, 2014


IBM plows $3 billion into 7nm chip research and ‘post-silicon’ computer technology  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186048-ibm-plows-3-billion-into-7nm-chip-research-and-post-silicon-technologies

Virtual body-hack lets you become someone else  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25855-virtual-bodyhack-lets-you-become-someone-else.html#.U77gybEbErg

New Technology Helps States Monitor Troubled Bridges   http://www.governing.com/news/headlines/new-technology-helps-states-monitor-troubled-bridges.html

Watson Not Only Smart Machine In Town  http://www.informationweek.com/big-data/software-platforms/watson-not-only-smart-machine-in-town/d/d-id/1204597

Chipmaking Spending Boom Coming  http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/chipmaking-spending-boom-coming/d/d-id/1297188?

IBM invests $3 billion to extend Moore’s law with post-silicon-era chips and new architectures  http://www.kurzweilai.net/ibm-invests-3-billion-to-extend-moores-law-with-post-silicon-era-chips-and-new-architectures

How to create ‘soft’ machines  http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-manufacturing-methods-needed-for-soft-machines-robots

REUTERS: Berlin tells CIA station chief to leave in spy scandal  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/10/us-germany-usa-spy-official-idUSKBN0FF1GU20140710

REUTERS: Exclusive: Coastal flooding has surged in U.S., Reuters finds  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/10/us-usa-sealevel-flood-idUSKBN0FF20220140710

Speeding up data storage by a thousand times with 'spin current'   http://www.tue.nl/en/university/news-and-press/news/10-07-2014-speeding-up-data-storage-by-a-thousand-times-with-spin-current/

Forget “OK Glass,” MindRDR Is A Google Glass App You Control With Your Thoughts http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/09/forget-ok-glass-mindrdr-is-a-new-google-glass-app-that-you-control-with-your-thoughts/

Researchers find evidence of super-fast deep earthquake  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-evidence-super-fast-deep-earthquake.html

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Rejected Steve Ballmer's Big Plan   http://www.businessinsider.com/nadella-just-rejected-ballmers-vision-2014-7

Regenerative medicine holds hope for the future   http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2014/07/602_160497.html

Naver CEO seeks cooperation between Japan and Korea for startup ecosystem   http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/07/133_160786.html

Surgeons see future applications for Google Glass   http://bulletin.facs.org/2014/07/surgeons-see-future-applications-for-google-glass/#.U7rR0clUKek.twitter

China's exports to continue rebound: official   http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2014-06/17/content_17594720.htm

REUTERS: China Inc borrows $14 trillion, overtakes U.S. as top corporate borrower: S&P  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/16/us-china-debt-idUSKBN0ER0YH20140616

Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility  http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2024032582_apxjapanlosingnuclearworkers.html

Innovator instigator Peter Lee shakes up Microsoft Research  http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024031882_microsoftresearchxml.html

Hologram assistants and drones to serve future staff   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/10959356/Hologram-assistants-and-drones-to-serve-future-staff.html

RoboHow is translating the internet for robot use   http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/05/robohow-translates-internet-for-robots/

Revived NASA space probe might not go back to work after all   http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/10/isee-3-dying/

US Military Developing Brain Implants to Restore Memory http://www.livescience.com/46710-military-memory-brain-implants.html

Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison: Who Was the Better Inventor?  http://www.livescience.com/46739-tesla-vs-edison-comparison.html

Just How Powerful Is The Reaper Drone?  http://www.fastcodesign.com/3032885/infographic-of-the-day/just-how-powerful-is-the-reaper-drone

Successful Results of Aging Research According to the Washington Post   http://mariakonovalenko.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/successful-results-of-aging-research-according-to-the-washington-post/

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s sage advice indicates that “ … Plans are useless, but planning is everything ...”

For the future is not what will happen; the future is what is happening.

Thou shalt not think out-the-box, unless you are eager to embrace failure.

(Proverbs 11:14) “ … Where there is no guidance, a nation falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety ...”

The Uninsured Rate Has Massively Plunged Massively, And It's Now At The Lowest Point Gallup Has Ever Recorded  http://www.businessinsider.com/uninsured-rate-plunges-obamacare-2014-7

8 technologies that are on the way out -- and one that we'll never be rid of  http://www.networkworld.com/article/2363953/data-center/152280-Headline-TK.html

10 evil supercomputers -- and their bloodthirsty plans for our demise  www.networkworld.com/article/2363952/data-center/156691-10-evil-supercomputers-and-their-bloodthirsty-plans-for-our-demise.html

Chinese hackers break into US federal government employee database http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/10/china-hackers-us-government-employee-database

Here's The Technology Of The Future That Could Crush Elon Musk's Dreams http://www.businessinsider.com/fuel-cell-challenge-to-plug-ins-2014-7

Mars One Continues on its Path with Latest RFP Announcement for 2018 Lander  http://www.21stcentech.com/mars-continues-path-latest-rfp-announcement-2018-lander/

NEW YORK TIMES: Germany Demands Top U.S. Intelligence Officer Be Expelled  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/11/world/europe/germany-expels-top-us-intelligence-officer.html?_r=0

NEW YORK TIMES: Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Workers  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/world/asia/chinese-hackers-pursue-key-data-on-us-workers.html?ref=technology

NEW YORK TIMES: IBM Wants to Invent the Chips of the Future, Not Make Them  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/ibm-wants-to-invent-the-chips-of-the-future-not-make-them/?ref=technology

BBC:  Google launches new venture fund for European start-ups  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28242004

BBC:  UK admits that air quality targets will be missed by 20 years   http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28255246

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


It's time we conserve the building blocks of life.  http://ensia.com/voices/endangered-elements/

The human brain’s remarkably low power consumption, and how computers might mimic its efficiency  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/185984-the-human-brains-remarkably-low-power-consumption-and-how-computers-might-mimic-its-efficiency

NASA’s new astronaut-replacing robots, powered by Google Tango smartphones, launch into space this week  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/185991-nasas-new-astronaut-replacing-robots-powered-by-google-tango-smartphones-launch-into-space-this-week

Foxconn is attempting to replace its human workers with thousands of robots  http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/185960-foxconn-is-attempting-to-replace-its-human-workers-with-thousands-of-robots

Nanoparticles breach blood-brain barrier as possible Alzheimer's treatment   http://www.fiercedrugdelivery.com/story/nanoparticles-breach-blood-brain-barrier-possible-alzheimers-treatment/2014-03-10?utm_campaign=AddThis&utm_medium=AddThis&utm_source=twitter#.U7xxTRljou8.twitter

MIT, MicroCHIPS develop remote-controlled contraceptive with on-off delivery  http://www.fiercedrugdelivery.com/story/mit-microchips-develop-remote-controlled-contraceptive-delivery/2014-07-08

Unraveling atomic-scale edge structure of nanoscale graphene islands   http://m.phys.org/news/2014-07-unraveling-atomic-scale-edge-nanoscale-graphene.html

The Astronomer Who Wanted to Rearrange the Solar System, Using Nukes  http://io9.com/how-to-colonize-the-solar-system-using-nukes-1575887177

REUTERS: Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin gets 10 years in corruption case http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-usa-neworleans-mayor-sentence-idUSKBN0FE1RD20140709

REUTERS: Apple loses China patent case, separate suit against Apple continues  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-apple-china-idUSKBN0FE0DR20140709

REUTERS: German court rules Motorola infringes antenna patent  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-motorola-patent-germany-idUSKBN0FE0UB20140709

REUTERS:  Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/08/us-usa-cybersecurity-congress-idUSKBN0FD2LG20140708

THE ATLANTIC: When These Experts Savage US. Drone Policy, It's Time to Worry  www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/07/when-even-these-experts-savage-obamas-drone-policy-its-time-to-worry/374132/

THE ATLANTIC: The Age of Erasable Books  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/how-monks-remixed-technology-in-the-middle-ages/373956/

THE ATLANTIC:  The Military Doesn't Want You to Quit Facebook and Twitter http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/the-military-doesnt-want-you-to-quit-facebook-and-twitter/373918/

THE GUARDIAN: Edward Snowden applies to extend stay in Russia, lawyer says http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/09/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-applies-extend-russia-stay-permit

THE GUARDIAN: Amazon and Hachette take ebooks battle into public domain   http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/09/amazon-hachette-ebooks-battle-public

THE GUARDIAN: Electric ‘Boris cars’ are coming to London – how do they work in Paris?  http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/jul/09/electric-boris-car-source-london-how-work-paris-autolib

CNN: The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you  http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/09/technology/security/ransomware/index.html

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: An operating room 'black box' the future of surgical procedure  www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/black-box-future-of-surgical-procedure/article19521548/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Samsung feeling the heat as cheaper competition catches up   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/asian-pacific-business/samsung-besieged-by-phone-makers/article19518640/

THE INDEPENDENT: 'Mohammed Raghead' – the name the FBI were giving to Muslim-American 'Joe Bloggs'   http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/mohammed-raghead--the-name-the-fbi-were-giving-to-muslimamerican-joe-bloggs-9594332.html

THE INDEPENDENT: Alan Bond: The British engineer says he will revolutionise space travel – and he's building the rocket to do it   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/alan-bond-the-british-engineer-says-he-will-revolutionise-space-travel--and-hes-building-the-rocket-to-do-it-9587165.html

THE INDEPENDENT: NSA reportedly tracking any internet users who research privacy software online   http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nsa-reportedly-tracking-any-internet-users-who-research-privacy-software-online-9585250.html

THE INDEPENDENT: American drone policy could create a state of 'perpetual war', warns top US military officials   http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/american-drone-policy-could-create-a-state-of-perpetual-war-warns-top-us-military-officials-9568395.html

THE TELEGRAPH:  AI extends its unbroken record on World Cup predictions  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10956044/AI-extends-its-unbroken-record-on-World-Cup-predictions.html

THE SCIENTIST: Another Alzheimer’s Blood Test?  http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40452/title/Another-Alzheimer-s-Blood-Test-/

THE SCIENTIST: Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die  http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40418/title/Protein-Helps-Cells-Adapt-or-Die/

THE SCIENTIST: Mutations Pervade Mitochondrial DNA http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40436/title/Mutations-Pervade-Mitochondrial-DNA/

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Engines Powered by the Forces Between Atoms  http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/4/engines-powered-by-the-forces-between-atoms

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Why Some Animals Forgo Reproduction in Complex Societies  http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/4/why-some-animals-forgo-reproduction-in-complex-societies

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Belles lettres Meets Big Data http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2014/4/belles-lettres-meets-big-data

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Precision Medicine Takes Aim at Cancer http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2014/4/precision-medicine-takes-aim-at-cancer

NATURE: LHC upgrades could reveal whether Higgs boson is 'standard' http://www.nature.com/news/lhc-upgrades-could-reveal-whether-higgs-boson-is-standard-1.15478

NATURE: The malignant melanoma landscape  http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v13/n7/full/nrd4326.html

YAHOO FINANCE: 10 brands that will disappear in 2015  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-brands-disappear-2015-172428388.html

YAHOO FINANCE: China's Wanda to build $900 million complex in Chicago  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chinas-wanda-build-900-million-complex-chicago-102704719.html

BBC:  Bell Labs celebrates net speed record over copper lines  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28233982

BBC: LG unveils child-tracking Kizon device  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28230841

BBC: Syrian conflict: Key sarin ingredients sold by UK firms  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-28229411

You'll be able to learn a whole language eating a pill in the future   http://sploid.gizmodo.com/a-history-of-the-future-or-a-journey-through-the-last-3-1601947858/+caseychan?utm_content=buffer7977b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Microgrids offer cities resiliency, reliability, accessibility  http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20140709-microgrids-offer-cities-resiliency-reliability-accessibility

THE NEW YORK TIMES: European Effort for Computer-Simulated Brain Draws Fire http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/science/european-effort-for-computer-simulated-brain-draws-fire.html?ref=technology&_r=0

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: As Moguls Descend on Sun Valley, Let the Deal-Making Commence   http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/09/as-moguls-descend-on-sun-valley-let-the-deal-making-commence/?mod=LS1

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: My Toothbrush Is Smarter Than Yours: Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review  http://online.wsj.com/articles/my-toothbrush-is-smarter-than-yours-oral-b-smartseries-bluetooth-toothbrush-review-1404846529?mod=WSJ_TechWSJD_topRight

THE WASHINGTON POST: The Switchboard: Report claims NSA, FBI secretly monitored American Muslim activists and academics   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/09/the-switchboard-report-claims-nsa-fbi-secretly-monitored-american-muslim-activists-and-academics/

THE WASHINGTON POST: Chinese cyberspies have hacked Middle East experts at major U.S. think tanks   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/07/chinese-cyberspies-have-hacked-middle-east-experts-at-major-u-s-think-tanks/

BUSINESSWEEK: The Quest to Build the World's Fastest Bike http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-08/the-quest-to-build-the-worlds-fastest-bike

BUSINESSWEEK: Wall Street's Lessons for Tinder and the Rest of Silicon Valley http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-07/wall-streets-lessons-for-tinder-and-the-rest-of-silicon-valley

BUSINESS INSIDER: BUSINESSWEEK: Wall Street's Lessons for Tinder and the Rest of Silicon Valley www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-07/wall-streets-lessons-for-tinder-and-the-rest-of-silicon-valley

BUSINESS INSIDER: Bacteria Could Provide A Powerful New Way To Fight Fat And Depression  http://www.businessinsider.com/probiotics-can-make-you-skinny-and-happy-2014-6

FORBES: The Top Paying STEM Jobs For Recent Grads http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathryndill/2014/07/03/the-top-paying-stem-jobs-for-recent-grads/

FORBES: How Artificial Intelligence Could Change Your Business  http://www.forbes.com/sites/centurylink/2014/06/30/how-artificial-intelligence-could-change-your-business/?sr_source=lift_polar

INDIA TIMES: Nasa Builds World's First Flying Observatory http://www.indiatimes.com/technology/science/nasa-builds-worlds-first-flying-observatory-159897.html

ACCENTURE: Growing Pains for Private Health Insurance Exchanges  http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-growing-pains-private-health-insurance-exchanges-summary.aspx?c=hps_pvthix_10000002&n=smc_0614#sf27295418

TIME: Dish Network Slams Potential Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger  http://time.com/2970438/dish-comcast-time-warner/

TIME: Here’s What John Kerry Can Learn from Hillary About Israel’s New Crisis http://time.com/2969852/hillary-clinton-john-kerry-barack-obama-israel-hamas/

DW-TV: Man down: robots saving soldiers http://www.dw.de/man-down-robots-saving-soldiers/g-17738124

DW-TV: Seeing less red: how new luminescence could give us LED light like the sun  http://www.dw.de/seeing-less-red-how-new-luminescence-could-give-us-led-light-like-the-sun/a-17737550

DW-TV: CERN: The quest for dark matter  http://www.dw.de/cern-the-quest-for-dark-matter/a-17703089

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-mit-finger-device-real.html

NASA finds friction from tides could help distant earths survive, and thrive   http://phys.org/news/2014-07-nasa-friction-tides-distant-earths.html

No extra mutations in modified stem cells, study finds  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-extra-mutations-stem-cells.html

Microglia: the movers and shakers of the brain  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-microglia-movers-shakers-brain.html

Biologists link sexual selection and placenta formation  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-biologists-link-sexual-placenta-formation.html

ENGINEERING: Airbus Receives Patent for Windowless Cockpits http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7993/Airbus-Receives-Patent-for-Windowless-Cockpits.aspx

ENGINEERING: Traffic lights: There’s a Better Way  http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7976/Traffic-lights-Theres-a-Better-Way.aspx

ENGINEERING: The new atomic age: Building Smaller, Greener Electrons www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7978/The-new-atomic-age-Building-Smaller-Greener-Electronics.aspx

Tuesday, July 8, 2014



3 Things You Should Know About The Network Economy   http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2014/07/07/3-things-you-should-know-the-network-economy/

Google's new wearable project is a smart contact lens with medical uses  http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/16/google-smart-contact-lens/

Neuroscientists Object to Europe’s Human Brain Project   http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528796/neuroscientists-object-to-europes-human-brain-project/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=twitter

Super Typhoon Threatens Three Of Japan's Nuclear Power Plants   http://www.ibtimes.com/super-typhoon-threatens-three-japans-nuclear-power-plants-1620626#.U7rFI5Zjm8w.facebook

Possible aircraft technologies of 2040  http://www.kurzweilai.net/possible-aircraft-technologies-of-2040

REUTERS: Wall St. slumps in broad decline, Dow under 17,000  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/08/us-markets-stocks-idUSKBN0FD14H20140708

REUTERS: Verizon: U.S. government made 150,000 customer info requests in 2014  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/08/us-verizon-transparency-data-idUSKBN0FD20120140708

REUTERS: Samsung, Intel, Dell team up on standards for connected gadgets   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/08/us-tech-connectivity-idUSKBN0FD09920140708

Securing the Smart Energy Grid Is a National Concern  http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/Securing-the-Smart-Energy-Grid.html

Microwaves of the future count calories so you don't have to  http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/08/ge-calorie-counting-microwaves/

Taking Past Lessons Learned, Amtrak Designs The Next Acela   http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonrabinowitz/2014/07/08/taking-past-lessons-learned-amtrak-designs-the-next-acela/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

REUTERS: Lacker says inflation moving toward Fed's target   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/08/us-usa-fed-idUSKBN0FD21620140708?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews

This Artificial Intelligence Company Could 'Eradicate The Spreadsheet' And Do The Work Of A $250,000 Consultant  http://www.businessinsider.com/narrative-science-2014-7#ixzz36uZsJLly

The Polar Vortex and Global Warming – Does One Disprove the Other?   http://www.21stcentech.com/polar-vortex-global-warming-disprove-other/

DARPA Condensed an Entire Communications System Into This Dime-Sized Chip  http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/07/07/darpa-tiny-communications-chip/

An Urban Reality: Smart Cities   http://theinstitute.ieee.org/technology-focus/technology-topic/an-urban-reality-smart-cities?utm_content=buffer82352&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

GE’s $1 Billion Software Bet   http://www.technologyreview.com/news/527381/ges-1-billion-software-bet/

Google's founders on the future of health, transport – and robots   http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/07/google-founders-larry-page-sergey-brin-interview

A newly launched satellite will reveal even more about the planet’s workings than originally planned  http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21606255-newly-launched-satellite-will-reveal-even-more-about-planets-workings

13 Predictions About The Future That Were Spectacularly Wrong - See more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/03/wrong-predictions-about-the-future_n_4297269.html#sthash.2r0LYLls.dpuf

 SPIEGEL Interview with Hillary Clinton: 'Surveillance on Merkel's Phone Was Absolutely Wrong'  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/hillary-clinton-interview-on-german-us-ties-and-presidential-plans-a-979812.html

Steve Wozniak: No one wanted to work under Steve Jobs ever again   http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/08/steve-wozniakr-steve-jobs-apple

The Ethics of Autonomous Cars  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/the-ethics-of-autonomous-cars/280360/

THE ATLANTIC:  Edward Snowden or the NSA: Who Violated Your Privacy More?  http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/07/edward-snowden-or-the-nsa-who-violated-your-privacy-more/374066/

THE ATLANTIC: We're Already Designing Babies  http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/07/were-already-designing-babies/373896/

THE ATLANTIC: Data Science: What the Facebook Controversy is Really About  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/data-science-what-the-facebook-controversy-is-really-about/373770/

CNN: Kill switch: breeding kamikaze mosquitoes  http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/08/tech/innovation/breeding-kamikaze-mosquitoes/index.html?hpt=te_t1

CNN: Uber cheaper than New York City taxi - for now  http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/07/technology/uber-taxi-discount/index.html

YAHOO FINANCE: Concern Over ‘Severe’ Pullback Sends U.S. Stocks Lower  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-stocks-drop-second-day-161727017.html

YAHOO FINANCE: After Detroit, another city ponders bankruptcy  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/detroit-another-city-ponders-bankruptcy-175150788.html

YAHOO FINANCE: United Airlines to outsource more than 630 jobs at U.S. airports   http://finance.yahoo.com/news/united-airlines-outsource-more-630-jobs-u-airports-232215683--finance.html

YAHOO FINANCE: Who's Next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/whos-next-pot-changes-wont-stop-washington-061701976--finance.html

YAHOO FINANCE: Belgium seeks meeting with France's BNP to discuss $9 billion U.S. fine  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/belgium-seeks-meeting-frances-bnp-discuss-9-billion-152433371--sector.html

BUSINESSINSIDER: Here's Why Militaries Around The World Prefer To Buy Russian Weapons  http://www.businessinsider.com/russians-billions-old-weapons-2014-7

Sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times   http://phys.org/news/2014-07-sand-based-lithium-ion-batteries-outperform.html

Astronomers bring the third dimension to a doomed star's outburst   http://phys.org/news/2014-07-astronomers-dimension-doomed-star-outburst.html

Monday, July 7, 2014


THE GUARDIAN: Links with China: why Australian universities are leading the way http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/jul/07/australian-uk-universities-links-china?CMP=twt_gu

BUSINESS INSIDER: Future Food: How Scientists And Startups Are Changing The Way We Eat   http://www.businessinsider.com/scientists-and-startups-changing-how-we-eat-2014-7

Was During The Credit Bubble  http://www.businessinsider.com/warren-buffett-stock-market-indicator-2014-7#ixzz36ohOW7kK

NBC NEWS: Nine jobs that humans may lose to robots http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42183592/ns/business-careers/t/nine-jobs-humans-may-lose-robots/#.U7sQt7EbErg

3D-bioprinted blood vessels are a major step towards man-made tissues and organs  www.extremetech.com/extreme/185681-3d-bioprinted-blood-vessels-are-a-major-step-towards-man-made-tissues-and-organs

FDA approves first ever personal exoskeleton   http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/185758-fda-approves-first-ever-personal-exoskeleton

Toyota develops high-efficiency ‘free piston’ no-crankshaft combustion engine… to power an EV  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/185789-toyota-develops-high-efficiency-free-piston-no-crankshaft-combustion-engine-to-power-an-ev

Brain study switches a woman's consciousness on and off with an electrical zap  http://www.examiner.com/article/brain-study-switches-a-woman-s-consciousness-on-and-off-with-an-electrical-zap

Will Foxconn's Robot Factory Build the iPhone 6?   http://mashable.com/2014/07/07/foxconns-robot-factory-iphone-6/

This Is How a 'Go-Around' Avoids Disaster at an Airport  http://mashable.com/2014/07/07/barcelona-planes-go-around/

MASHABLE: Australia Is the Party Drug Capital of the World  http://mashable.com/2014/07/07/australia-party-drug/

MASHABLE: NASA's Human-like Space Robot Pays Dividends on Earth  http://mashable.com/2014/07/01/nasa-robot-astronaut/

Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours  http://www.industrytap.com/knowledge-doubling-every-12-months-soon-to-be-every-12-hours/3950

FASTCOMPANY: UN Drug Report: Marijuana Legalization Will Increase Number Of Cannabis Users  http://www.fastcompany.com/3032774/fast-feed/un-drug-report-marijuana-legalization-will-increase-number-of-cannabis-users

A Step Towards a Possible Alzheimer’s Vaccine, Researchers Eliminate up to 80% of Senile Plaques in Mice   http://scitechdaily.com/a-step-towards-a-possible-alzheimers-vaccine-researchers-eliminate-up-to-80-of-senile-plaques-in-mice/

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Insurgents in Iraq Seizing Advanced Weaponry http://online.wsj.com/articles/insurgents-in-iraq-seizing-advanced-weaponry-1404684313?tesla=y&mg=reno64-wsj

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet  http://time.com/2963100/how-to-delete-yourself-from-the-internet/





THE GUARDIAN: 3D printer drones will take to skies by 2040, claim BAE scientists  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/06/3d-printer-drones-2040-bae-futurist-aircraft?CMP=twt_gu

Researchers regrow human corneas in mice   http://www.kurzweilai.net/researchers-regrow-human-corneas-in-mice

A transistor material intended to replace silicon by 2024  http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-transistor-material-intended-to-replace-silicon-by-2024

Collaborative learning for robots    http://www.kurzweilai.net/collaborative-learning-for-robots

REUTERS: Merkel says U.S spying allegations are serious  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/07/us-germany-usa-spying-idUSKBN0FC06P20140707

INC:  The Top 10 Discoveries That Will Rock Your World in 2025  http://www.inc.com/kimberly-weisul/what-science-and-entrepreneurs-will-bring-us-by-2025.html?utm_content=buffera0f24&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

WIRED:  Ultra Low-Power Microserver to Tackle Big Bang Program’s Energy Needs http://innovationinsights.wired.com/insights/2014/06/ultra-low-power-microserver-tackle-big-bang-programs-energy-needs

WIRED:    The Jet With a 17-Ton Telescope That NASA Uses as a Flying Observatory   http://www.wired.com/2014/07/nasa-sofia-flying-observatory/

WIRED:  How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will  http://www.wired.com/2014/07/hacking-google-maps/

The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America
http://www.wfs.org/blogs/thomas-frey/growing-dangers-technological-unemployment-and-re-skilling-america

What is the Greatest Threat to Humanity in the Next Few Decades?  http://www.21stcentech.com/greatest-threat-humanity-decades/

Sears Became a Real-Time Digital Enterprise Due to Big Data  http://www.bigdata-startups.com/BigData-startup/sears-real-time-digital-enterprise-big-data/

Engineered red blood cells could carry precious therapeutic cargo  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140630164010.htm

Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of a galaxy at one million kilometers per hour  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140707121413.htm

Aging: Too Much Telomerase Can Be as Bad as Too Little  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/07/05/aging-too-much-telomerase-can-be-as-bad-as-too-little/

BUSINESSWEEK: China's Xi Ratchets Up Pressure on Japan  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-07/chinas-xi-ratchets-up-pressure-on-japan#r=hpt-ls

BUSINESSWEEK: Who Turned Out the Lights? The Coming Mega Sun Storm  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-03/u-dot-s-dot-plans-for-power-grid-crippling-sun-storms#r=hpt-ls

CNN: You can now watch pirated movies on Google Chromecast  http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/07/technology/google-chromecast-piracy/index.html

CNN: Google Glass wearers can steal your password  http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/07/technology/security/google-glass-password-hack/index.html

CNN: 'Smart' luggage will text you when it gets lost http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/03/technology/innovation/smart-luggage/index.html

Saturday, July 5, 2014


"The Artificial Intelligence Revolution.  http://www.businessinsider.com/louis-del-monte-interview-on-the-singularity-2014-7#ixzz36cuf3TIC

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem  http://www.businessinsider.com/louis-del-monte-interview-on-the-singularity-2014-7#ixzz36cwH40nU

"IN THE FUTURE WHEN MACHINE INTELLIGENCE WILL OUTMATCH NOT ONLY YOUR OWN INTELLIGENCE!" http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140705210305-34427457-in-the-future-when-machine-intelligence-will-outmatch-not-only-your-own-intelligence

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140705233135-34427457-the-next-20-years-are-going-to-make-the-last-20-look-like-we-accomplished-nothing-in-tech

Chronos, Eurekas, Kairos, Blitzkriegs, and Techno-Sputniks! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140706000725-34427457-chronos-eurekas-kairos-blitzkrieg-and-techno-sputniks

What Jobs Will Robots Have in the Future?  http://online.wsj.com/articles/robots-how-will-they-be-employed-in-the-future-1404390617

Military robots and the future of war   http://www.ted.com/talks/pw_singer_on_robots_of_war

What Jobs Will Robots Have in the Future?   http://online.wsj.com/articles/robots-how-will-they-be-employed-in-the-future-1404390617

The robots of the future won't look anything like the Terminator    http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/16/5617290/soft-robotics-is-booming

How robots are changing search and rescue    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140612-robots-to-the-rescue

How online 'chatbots' are already tricking you  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140609-how-online-bots-are-tricking-you

SOFTWARE WAS REPLACING ADMINISTRATORS AND TRAVEL AGENTS, BOOKKEEPERS AND SECRETARIES, AND AT ALARMING RATES.

IN 2012, SILICON VALLEY INVESTOR VINOD KHOSLA PREDICTED THAT ALGORITHMS AND MACHINES WOULD REPLACE 80% OF DOCTORS WITHIN A GENERATION.

Technology is set to challenge traditionally safe professions.

“Software substitution, whether it’s for drivers or waiters or nurses… it’s progressing,” Gates said. “Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill set… 20 years from now, labor demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower. I don’t think people have that in their mental model.”

Kelly believes the next 20 years in technology will be radical. So much so that he believes our technological advances will make the previous 20 years "pale" in comparison.

While science is certainly increasing knowledge, it's actually increasing our ignorance even faster.

Friday, July 4, 2014


China to Build Kilometer High Sustainable Tower   http://www.21stcentech.com/china-build-kilometer-high-sustainable-tower/

Goldman says client data leaked, wants Google to delete email   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/02/us-google-goldman-leak-idUSKBN0F729I20140702

UK PM's ex-media chief Coulson jailed for Murdoch tabloid hacking   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/04/us-britain-cybercrime-idUSKBN0F90RN20140704

REUTERS: Germany arrests suspected double agent spying for U.S.: lawmakers  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/04/us-germany-usa-spying-idUSKBN0F914M20140704

The coming digital anarchy   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10881213/The-coming-digital-anarchy.html

IBM Expects Nanotube Chip by 2020    http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7942/IBM-Expects-Nanotube-Chip-by-2020.aspx

New Bridge Design Improves Earthquake Resistance  http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7922/New-Bridge-Design-Improves-Earthquake-Resistance.aspx

Multicellular Computing Using Conjugation for Wiring    http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0065986;jsessionid=8836B9D73DEC896905C9BF0101A23EB2

Climate Exposure of US National Parks in a New Era of Change   http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0101302

Coastal winds intensifying with climate change, study says   http://phys.org/news/2014-07-coastal-climate.html

Remote quantum applications, teleportation enabled by calling long distance between superconducting qubits  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-remote-quantum-applications-teleportation-enabled.html#jCp

Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin on Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, heightening friction between the two countries over alleged U.S. eavesdropping in Germany.  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-germany-summons-envoy-spy-case.html#jCp

Ribosome research in atomic detail offers potential insights into cancer, anemia, Alzheimer's  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-ribosome-atomic-potential-insights-cancer.html

Ray Kurzweil: We want [computers] to read everything on the web and every page of every book, then be able to engage an intelligent dialogue with the user to be able to answer their questions.

The future will be far more surprising than most observers realize: few have truly internalized the implications of the fact that the rate of change itself is accelerating.

Japan scientists find ageing cure - for flowers  http://phys.org/news/2014-07-japan-scientists-ageing-.html

Nobel laureate: We've just scraped the surface on the potential of stem-cell therapy   http://phys.org/news/2014-07-nobel-laureate-weve-surface-potential.html

"Strong Artificial Intelligence Superseding the Human Brain?" http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140704214832-34427457-strong-artificial-intelligence-superseding-the-human-brain

Strong Artificial Intelligence Superseding the Human Brain? http://lifeboat.com/blog/2014/07/strong-artificial-intelligence-superseding-the-human-brain

New study reveals complex speech networks in the brain    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_26-6-2014-16-16-30

Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to the Web. Here’s what they said.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/03/researchers-asked-1400-experts-to-describe-the-biggest-threats-to-the-web-heres-what-they-said/

North Korea is on everyone's radar screen. Why? Because while there is hardly an economy to speak of, there is the business of missile and weapons development that Kim has carved out to remarkable success.

As we all know, great jobs are getting harder to come by, and reaching the top is as competitive as ever. Merit may be necessary, but, as many of us canattest, it's unlikely to be sufficient. There are, after all, many more well-qualified people than there are high-level jobs to fill, especially more qualified BOTS.

SILENTLY, GLOBALLY AND INCESSANTLY, I.Q.-CENTRIC CHINA IS BUYING HUGE ASSETS, RAW MATERIALS AND HARD-CORE TECHNOLOGIES, BOTH IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD AND DEVELOPED WORLD.

Computers don't get tired; they don't get bored; they don't need coffee breaks or much sleep; and they have fabulous memories. They are content to crunch as much information as we shovel into them.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


An electronic switch just three atoms thick   http://www.kurzweilai.net/an-electronic-switch-just-three-atoms-thick

The Infinium Phenomenon – A Start Up That Manufactures Rare Earth Metals   http://www.21stcentech.com/infinium-phenomenon-start-manufactures-rare-earth-metals/

Freshwater Scarcity May Be Our First Climate Change Adaptability Challenge   http://www.21stcentech.com/freshwater-scarcity-climate-change-adaptability-challenge/

Amazon's Drone Team Is Hiring: Look At These Nifty Job Ads  http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeanders/2014/05/19/amazons-drone-team-is-hiring-look-at-these-nifty-job-ads/

IBM: Commercial Nanotube Transistors Are Coming Soon  http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528601/ibm-commercial-nanotube-transistors-are-coming-soon/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=linkedin

India to identify all citizens in three years, issue new biometrics card   http://www.biometricupdate.com/201407/india-to-identify-all-citizens-in-three-years-issue-new-biometrics-card

SWITZERLAND GOT CHINA AS A CLIENT, NOT A GEOPOLITICAL ENEMY. Landmark Swiss-China free-trade deal comes into force http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/landmark-swiss-china-free/1226498.html

MASHABLE: The Mystery of the Facebook Manipulation Study's Military Connection  http://linkis.com/dlvr.it/D4iSm

NSA Surveillance Led To Over 100 Arrests [Report]  http://www.businessinsider.com/nsa-surveillance-arrests-2014-7

Are Google And Amazon The Next Threat To Net Neutrality?  http://www.forbes.com/sites/naomishavin/2014/07/02/are-google-and-amazon-the-next-threat-to-net-neutrality/

SLATE: Netizen Report: Researchers Uncover Mobile Phone Spyware in 60 Countries www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/07/02/netizen_report_researchers_uncover_mobile_phone_spyware_in_60_countries.html

Doomed Stars May Test Einstein’s Relativity  http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/02/gravitational_waves_orbiting_white_dwarfs_provide_good_test_of_einstein.html

Boeing and NASA Sign $2.8 Billion Deal for SLS Rocket Core   http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/boeing-nasa-sign-2-8-billion-deal-sls-rocket-core-n146986

How Bad Would a Housing Market Crash Be for China?   http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-02/how-bad-would-a-housing-market-crash-be-for-china#r=hpt-ls

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near-Secrecy For 30 Years  http://www.businessinsider.com/cycorp-ai-2014-7#ixzz36MqP2Ior

China Seeks Great Power Status After Sea Retreat    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-02/china-seeks-great-power-status-after-centuries-of-sea-retreat.html

How Can We Make Cities Quieter?  http://www.fastcodesign.com/3032603/slicker-city/how-can-we-make-cities-quieter?partner=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fastcodesign%2Ffeed+%28Co.Design%29

Tighter security for flights to US   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28138526

Libya rebels return Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil terminals   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28139646

CNN: Get to know your unconscious: Dream-reading technology that actually works?  http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/02/tech/innovation/quantified-dreams-get-to/index.html

One Doctor’s Quest to Save People by Injecting Them With Scorpion Venom  http://www.wired.com/2014/06/scorpion-venom/

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Big Business Is Surveilling Itself With Swarms of Drones  http://www.wired.com/2014/07/the-next-big-thing-you-missed-drones-as-a-cloud-service-that-actually-flies/

Monday, June 30, 2014


Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command  http://phys.org/news/2014-06-muscle-powered-bio-bots-video.html

Crowdsourcing for robots  http://www.kurzweilai.net/crowdsourcing-for-robots

Giant space telescope could detect hints of life on exoplanets    http://www.kurzweilai.net/giant-space-telescope-could-detect-hints-ot-life-on-exoplanets

California governor signs bill to bring bitcoin and other currency into fold   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/29/us-usa-california-bitcoin-idUSKBN0F402T20140629

It's Not Magic: Watch How Parts Assemble Themselves  http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2014-06-02/its-not-magic-watch-how-smart-parts-self-assemble

Meet the future of public transport: electric cycles with onboard tablets   http://qz.com/227264/meet-the-future-of-the-public-transport-electric-cycles-with-onboard-tablets/

10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025   http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032260/10-breakthrough-innovations-that-will-shape-the-world-in-2025

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014   http://fs-unep-centre.org/publications/gtr-2014

8 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Change Everyday Life  https://blogs.sap.com/innovation/innovation/8-ways-the-internet-of-things-will-change-everyday-life-01253438?source=social-Ariba-LinkedIn-NetworkedEconomy-Blog-IoT&campaigncode=CRM-XH14-GRO-NTECLPLIS

Teaching Robots Tasks – Researchers Turn to Crowdsourcing   http://www.21stcentech.com/teaching-robots-tasks-researchers-turn-crowdsourcing/

Google, Detroit diverge on road map for self-driving cars   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/30/us-google-detroit-insight-idUSKBN0F50C320140630

Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/01/us/hobby-lobby-case-supreme-court-contraception.html

When a Health Plan Knows How You Shop   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/technology/when-a-health-plan-knows-how-you-shop.html?ref=technology

Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t.   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/upshot/americans-think-we-have-the-worlds-best-colleges-we-dont.html

How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Japan And A Win For Germany http://www.forbes.com/sites/amorylovins/2014/06/28/how-opposite-energy-policies-turned-the-fukushima-disaster-into-a-loss-for-japan-and-a-win-for-germany/

Gartner’s top 10 security technologies for 2014  http://www.information-age.com/technology/security/123458169/gartners-top-10-security-technologies-2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014


8 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Change Everyday Life   https://blogs.sap.com/innovation/innovation/8-ways-the-internet-of-things-will-change-everyday-life-01253438?source=social-Ariba-LinkedIn-NetworkedEconomy-Blog-IoT&campaigncode=CRM-XH14-GRO-NTECLPLIS

Billions To Soon Be Invested In 3D Printing Research and Development   http://3dprint.com/7599/billions-rd-3d-printing/

Iraq Says Russian Experts Have Arrived to Help Prepare Jets for Fighting   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/world/middleeast/iraq.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Encouraging News Headlines on the Renewable Energy Front   http://www.21stcentech.com/encouraging-news-headlines-renewable-energy-front/

Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a massive psychology experiment   http://www.avclub.com/article/facebook-tinkered-users-feeds-massive-psychology-e-206324

GERMANY AND CHINA DOING MORE TRADE AND COMMERCE AND SOFT POWER. President Xi calls on China, Germany to build Silk Road economic belt   http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/851528.shtml

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/19/open-source-revolution-conquer-one-percent-cia-spy

MORE FINANCIAL-SECTOR CORRUPTION: BNP Paribas to be 'punished severely', says boss  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28078636

Nasa’s out-of-this-world plan to rescue a Space Shuttle  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140624-nasas-bold-shuttle-rescue-plan

"Four Scientists in the Non-'Black Swans' to Expect!" by @SciCzar on @LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140629225512-34427457-four-scientists-in-the-non-black-swans-to-expect

Corporate Boards Race to Shore Up Cybersecurity   http://online.wsj.com/articles/boards-race-to-bolster-cybersecurity-1404086146

Drone Dogfight: Big Defense Firms vs. Techies   http://online.wsj.com/articles/drone-dogfight-big-defense-firms-versus-techies-1403891039?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_tech

China's 'New Silk Road' Vision Revealed  http://thediplomat.com/2014/05/chinas-new-silk-road-vision-revealed/

History Lessons for China and Japan   http://thediplomat.com/2014/06/history-lessons-for-china-and-japan/

Saturday, June 28, 2014


The quantum cryptography arms race has begun  http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/the-quantum-cryptography-arms-race-has-begun-244907

A 36-core chip design with an Internet-style communication network   http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-36-core-chip-design-with-an-internet-style-communication-network

Wearable computing gloves can teach Braille, even if you’re not paying attention   http://www.kurzweilai.net/wearable-computing-gloves-can-teach-braille-even-if-youre-not-paying-attention

Ultrasonic waves allow for precision micro- and nano-manufacturing of thin-film chips   http://www.kurzweilai.net/ultrasonic-waves-allow-for-precision-micro-and-nano-manufacturing-of-thin-film-chips

Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/technology/microsoft-makes-a-bet-on-quantum-computing-research.html?_r=0

Nuclear-Leak Investigators Shift Sights to Los Alamos Lab   http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/nuclear-leak-investigators-shift-sights-los-alamos-lab/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Beating Tornadoes – Great Wall Proposed Across American Midwest    http://www.21stcentech.com/beting-tornadoes-great-wall-proposed/

The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy   http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikekavis/2014/06/26/the-internet-of-things-will-radically-change-your-big-data-strategy/

Ukraine Signs Trade Agreement With European Union   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/28/world/europe/ukraine-signs-trade-agreement-with-european-union.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=LedeSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Can Netanyahu find Israel's three kidnapped teenagers without destroying his own government and tearing the West Bank apart?    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/26/bibi_and_the_lost_boys_netanyahu_israel_kidnapped_teenagers_abbas?utm_content=buffer3716b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#trending

If Japan Wanted to Build a Nuclear Bomb It'd Be Awesome at It   http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/26/japan_isn_t_going_to_build_nuclear_weapons_but_it_could

It’s time for NATO to get involved in Syria and Iraq, perhaps even putting limited Special Forces troops on the ground.   http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/26/wake_up_and_smell_the_turkish_coffee_nato_isis_syria_iraq

Why we should be worried about the Japanese prime minister's move to amend the constitution.   http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/24/dishonest_abe_article_nine_japan_constitution

WHILE FORD MOTORS AND GM ARE LOOSING THE SHIRT: New Hyundai Sonatas rolling out of super-busy Alabama plant  http://fortune.com/2014/06/26/new-hyundai-sonatas-rolling-out-of-super-busy-alabama-plant/

Government watchdog: U.S. slipping in nuclear energy innovation   http://fortune.com/2014/06/27/government-watchdog-u-s-slipping-in-nuclear-energy-innovation/

The Space-Based Quantum Cryptography Race. Europe and China are gaining the upper hand in the race to bounce perfectly secure messages off satellites in low Earth orbit.  http://www.technologyreview.com/view/528671/the-space-based-quantum-cryptography-race/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=twitter

Elon Musk Is Opening A New Front In His Lawsuit Against The Air Force
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/us-russian-joint-venture-in-new-complaint-2014-6#ixzz35spcYUal

A Mexican Military Helicopter Entered The US And Fired On Two Border Patrol Agents Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mexican-helicopter-fires-border-patrol-arizona-2014-6#ixzz35sq9W9Rq

Higgs Boson Looks “Standard,” but Upgraded LHC May Tell a Different Tale   http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/higgs-boson-looks-standard-but-upgraded-lhc-may-tell-a-different-tale1/

Beating human hearts grown in a lab: Tiny organs are being infected with disease to test pioneering drugs  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2669350/Beating-human-hearts-grown-lab-Tiny-organs-infected-disease-test-pioneering-drugs.html

Higgs Boson Looks “Standard,” but Upgraded LHC May Tell a Different Tale http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/higgs-boson-looks-standard-but-upgraded-lhc-may-tell-a-different-tale1/

These Cute Little Drones Could 3-D Print a House  http://www.wired.com/2014/06/these-drones-could-3-d-print-your-next-house/

What our descendants will deplore about us   http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140627-how-our-descendants-will-hate-us

8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fiction To Science Fact   http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulhsieh/2014/06/24/8-star-trek-technologies/


Ray Kurzweil Says He’s Breathing Intelligence into Google Search   http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528656/ray-kurzweil-says-hes-breathing-intelligence-into-google-search/#comments

Carlos Slim Buys Out AT&T’s Stake in América Móvil    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/carlos-slim-buys-out-atts-stake-in-america-movil/

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A self-powered cardiac pacemaker    http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-self-powered-cardiac-pacemaker

Google innovations at Google I/O    http://www.kurzweilai.net/google-innovations-at-google-io

Ray Kurzweil - Biologically inspired models of intelligence    http://www.exponentialtimes.net/videos/ray-kurzweil-biologically-inspired-models-intelligence

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…    www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/22/robots-google-ray-kurzweil-terminator-singularity-artificial-intelligence

Michio Kaku (2014) "The Future of the Mind"   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUVw6Pn6GTg

Five Ways IBM Watson is Revolutionizing Health   http://bionicly.com/2014/06/five-ways-ibm-watson-is-revolutionizing-health/

NASA Preparing Satellite to Monitor How the Planet Breathes   http://www.21stcentech.com/nasa-preparing-satellite-monitor-planet-breathes/

As Robotics Advances, Worries of Killer Robots Rise    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/17/upshot/danger-robots-working.html?_r=1

How 21st Century Technology is Changing Education   http://www.21stcentech.com/technology-21st-century-changing-education/

Breakthrough in neuroscience as paralysed man becomes first to use power of thought to move hand   http://www.tumotech.com/2014/06/25/breakthrough-in-neuroscience-as-paralysed-man-becomes-first-to-use-power-of-thought-to-move-hand/

Future Soldiers May Wear Bulletproof Spider Silk    http://m.livescience.com/46519-spider-silk-bulletproof-clothing.html

The Controlled Chaos of Creativity   http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2014/06/25/the-controlled-chaos-of-creativity/

Japan Could Lose 561 Plant Species by the Next Century   http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2014/06/26/japan-plant-extinction-crisis/

New technique allows decayed tooth to repair itself   http://www.futuretimeline.net/blog/2014/06/20.htm#.U6x9FbEbErh

Google’s Grand Plans: A Conversation With Google’s Larry Page and Sundar Pichai  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/googles-grand-plans-a-conversation-with-googles-larry-page-and-sundar-pichai/

Daily Report: Google’s Far-Reaching Agenda    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/daily-report-is-googles-new-technology-more-creepy-than-helpful/?module=BlogPost-Title&version=Blog%20Main&contentCollection=Technology&action=Click&pgtype=Blogs&region=Body

Meet The Real Hackers Of Silicon Valley (And NYC, LA, And London)    http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/26/meet-the-real-hackers-of-silicon-valley-and-nyc-la-and-london/

Israel Is Building a Futuristic Transit System of Magnetic Pods   http://www.wired.com/2014/06/israel-pod-transport/

The promise, peril and real payback of Big Data   http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/governance-risk-compliance-consulting-services/resilience/publications/promise-peril-real-payback-big-data.jhtml

China finds $15 billion of loans tied to falsified gold deals    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/26/us-china-gold-financing-idUSKBN0F10Q920140626

REUTERS:  German government cancels Verizon contract in wake of U.S. spying row  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/26/us-germany-security-verizon-idUSKBN0F11WJ20140626

Yahoo looking to buy YouTube content provider for $250 million: Sky News    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/26/us-yahoo-fullscreen-idUSKBN0F12JU20140626

8 Internet Things That Are Not IoT   http://www.cio.com/article/754810/8_Internet_Things_That_Are_Not_IoT?source=sflowtweet&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=sflow_tweet

LG to Make a Consumer Version of Google’s 3-D Tablet    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/26/lg-to-make-a-consumer-version-of-googles-3-d-tablet/?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_tech

GM CEO Says Recalls Likely to Continue  http://online.wsj.com/articles/gm-ceo-says-recalls-likely-to-continue-1403785852?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_business

THE NATIONAL INTEREST:  History's Warning: A U.S.-China War Is Terrifyingly Possible  http://nationalinterest.org/feature/historys-warning-us-china-war-terrifyingly-possible-10754

Google’s Ray Kurzweil: The Business Of Extending Human Life Is Going Into “High Gear”   http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032405/futurist-forum/googles-ray-kurzweil-the-business-of-extending-human-life-is-going-into-high-

NOT WAY, JOELIE! Should Google Be Allowed to Mine Your Health Care Data? http://gizmodo.com/should-google-be-allowed-to-mine-your-health-care-data-1596432124?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

There Are 'Tens Of Billions' Of Habitable Planets In Our Galaxy, Astronomer Seth Shostak Says  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/24/habitable-planets-seth-shostak_n_5527116.html?ir=Weird+News&utm_content=bufferc9d0d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-26/hospitals-soon-see-donuts-to-cigarette-charges-for-health.html

DARPA Wearable Tech Suit Could Help Soldiers Run a 4-Minute Mile  http://www.fedtechmagazine.com/article/2014/05/darpa-wearable-tech-suit-could-help-soldiers-run-4-minute-mile

The CIA Prepares to Launch Cloud Services   http://www.fedtechmagazine.com/article/2014/06/cia-prepares-launch-cloud-services

Massive Military-Funded Project Aims to Re-align Ailing Brains   http://singularityhub.com/2014/06/20/massive-military-funded-project-will-attempt-to-re-set-ailing-brains/

IN THE WORLDWIDE AGE OF THIS INDIGNANT, THIS WILL BE UNIVERSALLY USED:  Metropolitan Police buys first water cannon  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-28037395

Track Air Pollution With This Smart Umbrella   http://www.fastcodesign.com/3032344/track-air-pollution-with-this-smart-umbrella

BBC:  Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki: Russian jets will turn tide    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28042302

BRICK-AND-MORTAR PUBLISHERS WILL GO UNDER. Amazon accused of 'bullying' smaller UK publishers  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27994314

We can send humans back to space … if we fund Elon Musk instead of Nasa   http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/26/space-nasa-into-elon-musk-vc-fund-private-space-industry

What should a 20-year vision for science and mathematics education look like?   www.theguardian.com/science/occams-corner/2014/jun/26/what-should-20-year-vision-for-science-mathematics-education-look-like

U.S. Will Disband Terrorism Task Force in Philippines   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/world/asia/us-will-disband-terrorism-task-force-in-philippines.html?smid=tw-share

U.S. Navy Air Warfare Center Seeking 3D Metal Printer   http://3dprint.com/7420/navy-metal-3d-printer/