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Saturday, August 23, 2014


QUARTZ: Is China disguising itself as Belgium to buy US government bonds?  http://qz.com/254104/is-china-disguising-itself-as-belgium-to-buy-us-government-bonds/

QUARTZ: US airlines clock their worst delays in two decades  http://qz.com/253954/us-airlines-clock-their-worst-delays-in-two-decades/

QUARTZ: Putin’s “humanitarian” convoy dims hope for peace, and buys time for Ukraine’s separatists  http://qz.com/253835/putins-humanitarian-convoy-dims-hope-for-peace-and-buys-time-for-ukraines-separatists/

QUARTZ: While Twitter is removing the James Foley execution video, China is broadcasting it in public  http://qz.com/253905/while-twitter-is-removing-the-james-foley-execution-video-china-is-broadcasting-it-in-public/

QUARTZ: West Africa’s Ebola outbreak tests China’s commitment to the continent  http://qz.com/253706/west-africas-ebola-outbreak-tests-chinese-commitment-to-the-continent/

FASTOCOLABS: Under The Hood Of Apple's New Health Care Framework  http://www.fastcolabs.com/3034686/under-the-hood-of-apples-new-healthcare-framework?utm_source=facebook

FASTOCOLABS: New Jersey Is Testing Solar-Power Commuter Pods  http://www.fastcolabs.com/3034687/new-jersey-is-testing-solar-power-commuter-pods

FASTOCOLABS: Why Capital One Labs Is Banking On Experimentation  http://www.fastcolabs.com/3034618/why-capital-one-labs-is-banking-on-experimentation

FAST COMPANY: A Solar-Powered Oasis To Bring Food To Desert Cities  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034601/a-solar-powered-oasis-to-bring-food-to-desert-cities

BBC: Ukraine crisis: Lithuania envoy killed in Luhansk  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28901386

CYPRUS MAIL: Should Japan restart its nuclear reactors?  http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/08/22/should-japan-restart-its-nuclear-reactors/

CYPRUS MAIL: Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border   http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/08/22/ukraine-accuses-russia-of-invasion-after-aid-convoy-crosses-border-update/

REUTERS: Hamas-led gunmen execute 18 "collaborators" in Gaza  www.reuters.com/video/2014/08/22/hamas-led-gunmen-execute-18-collaborator?videoId=340744514&videoChannel=117760&channelName=World+News

REUTERS: Argentina slams U.S. judge as 'imperialist,' peso halts rout  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-argentina-debt-idUSKBN0GM0Y720140822

REUTERS: Breach at U.S. government contractor affected at least 25,000 workers  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-usa-security-contractor-cyberattack-idUSKBN0GM1TZ20140822

REUTERS: Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-iraq-security-idUSKBN0GM0L620140822

REUTERS: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen': Pentagon  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-usa-islamicstate-idUSKBN0GL24V20140822

MORE WWIII. REUTERS: U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-ukraine-crisis-aid-convoy-idUSKBN0GM0IS20140822

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Ukraine Says Russia Violated Its Border  http://online.wsj.com/articles/russia-accuses-kiev-of-deliberately-halting-humanitarian-aid-convoy-1408697601?tesla=y&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052970203858004580107110368571500.html

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Google Fiber Is Fast, but Is It Fair?  http://online.wsj.com/articles/google-fuels-internet-access-plus-debate-1408731700?mod=LS1

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Google Acquires Mechanical Engineering Firm Gecko Design http://online.wsj.com/articles/google-acquires-industrial-design-firm-gecko-design-1408729693?mod=WSJ_TechWSJD_NeedToKnow

KAI: A low-cost water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery  http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-low-cost-water-splitter-that-runs-on-an-ordinary-aaa-battery

KAI: How lizards regenerate their tails: researchers discover genetic ‘recipe’  http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-lizards-regenerate-their-tails-researchers-discover-genetic-recipe

KAI: Delivery by drone: will it work?  http://www.kurzweilai.net/delivery-by-drone-will-it-work

SHOEBEAT: Russian Government Gets Sick Of Muslim Violence, And Has Police Officers Search Any Veiled Women And Islamic Schools  http://shoebat.com/2014/08/19/russian-government-gets-sick-muslim-violence-police-officers-search-veiled-women-islamic-schools/

33RD SQUARE: Fully 3D Printed Car Close to Being Completed Read more: http://www.33rdsquare.com/2014/08/fully-3d-printed-car-close-to-being.html#ixzz3B9zLqJUQ

33RD SQUARE: What Industry Experts Expect for the Future of Robotics Read more: http://www.33rdsquare.com/2014/08/what-industry-experts-expect-for-future.html#ixzz3B9zz6SOd

33RD SQUARE:  Frank Boehm Looks At the Future of Nanomedicine Read more: http://www.33rdsquare.com/2014/08/frank-boehm-looks-at-future-of.html#ixzz3BA0Cn7Vo

33RD SQUARE: Danny Hillis on The Evolution of Thinking Machines Read more: http://www.33rdsquare.com/2014/08/danny-hillis-on-evolution-of-thinking.html#ixzz3BA0UETWt

A.I. IS INSANELY LETHAL. VENTURE BEAT: Elon Musk calls Artificial Intelligence ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’ http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/03/elon-musk-calls-artificial-intelligence-potentially-more-dangerous-than-nukes/

VENTUREBEAT: Facebook messaging + payments + Connect = a bad headache for PayPal http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/22/facebook-messaging-payments-connect-a-bad-headache-for-paypal/

NEWS SKY: Search Terms Show Rich And Poor's Digital Divide  http://news.sky.com/story/1321813/search-terms-show-rich-and-poors-digital-divide

INDIA TIMES: How Wall Street banks are looking to woo and retain young talent  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/global-markets/how-wall-street-banks-are-looking-to-woo-and-retain-young-talent/articleshow/40681683.cms

HARVARD GAZETTE: The 1,000-robot swarm http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/08/the-1000-robot-swarm/

CNN: CHINESE FIGHTERS CHALLENGING U.S. FIGHTERS IN THE CHINA SEA.

WASHINGTON POST: The next space race is for a rental car into orbit  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2014/08/21/the-next-space-race-is-for-a-rental-car-into-orbit/?tid=trending_strip_3&utm_content=bufferf8a95&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

WASHINGTON POST: NATO condemns Moscow’s aid convoy, says Russian artillery is firing at Ukrainian army http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russian-humanitarian-convoy-enters-ukraine-despite-warnings/2014/08/22/7b14fa8e-29e1-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html

MOSCOW TIMES: Crackdown on McDonald's Spreads Across Russia  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/crackdown-on-mcdonald-s-spreads-across-russia/505727.html

MOSCOW TIMES: Million-Man Army of Programmers Won't Free Russia From Western Software  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/government-s-plans-to-replace-foreign-software-overlook-the-facts/505413.html

NEW YORKER: Watching the Eclipse  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/11/watching-eclipse

DELOITTE: A New Approach to Analytics Deployments  http://deloitte.wsj.com/cio/2014/08/19/a-new-approach-to-analytics-deployments/

BUSINESS INSIDER: Google May Be Working On A Way To Make Google Glass Actually Look Normal Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-glass-design-patent-2014-8#ixzz3BAMkeTSK

BUSINESS WIRE: Current Telemedicine Technology Could Mean Big Savings  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140811005129/en/Current-Telemedicine-Technology-Big-Savings#.U_fTpWMb8mw

BSL BLOG: Sustainable Finance in Switzerland  http://bsl-blog.org/2014/08/14/sustainable-finance-in-switzerland/

NEWWSWEEK: Developments in Quantum Physics Are About to Transform Our Daily Lives  http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/11/developments-quantum-physics-are-about-transform-our-daily-lives-257093.html

BUSINESSWEEK: Fighting Cancer With Scorpion and Honeybee Venom  http://www.newsweek.com/fighting-cancer-scorpion-and-honeybee-venom-265962

HS TODAY: DARPA Announces Challenge to Curb Spread of Infectious Diseases  http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/daily-news-analysis/single-article/darpa-announces-challenge-to-curb-spread-of-infectious-diseases/608962c1c9b68e64ab2b524c9d8bea1b.html

NOVA NEST: Modified Flesh-Eating Bacteria Could Be the Next Cancer Treatment  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/body/modified-flesh-eating-bacteria-next-cancer-treatment/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=nova_next

WALL STREET JOURNAL: European Rights Court Delivers Split Yukos Ruling  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424053111904194604576582142899283926

BLOOMBERG: Bitcoin Exchanger Must Face Charges Related to Silk Road  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/bitcoin-exchanger-must-face-charges-related-to-silk-road.html

WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL: Step aside, fighters: DARPA wants to make ground vehicles disappear  http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/fedbiz_daily/2014/08/step-aside-fighters-darpa-wants-to-make-ground.html

WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL: Costco will expand its online presence, but don’t expect next-day delivery http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/costco-will-expand-its-online-presence-but-don-t.html

IARPA: Prepare to Be Shocked  http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/newsroom/iarpa-in-the-news/2014/290-prepare-to-be-shocked

IARPA: The IC wants a peek at the future of your brain  http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/newsroom/iarpa-in-the-news/2014/288-the-ic-wants-a-peek-at-the-future-of-your-brain

DARPA:     Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/08/22.aspx

IARPA: IARPA Peeks Into The Future of Your Brain  http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/newsroom/iarpa-in-the-news/2014/295-govtransformer-iarpa-peeks-into-the-future-of-your-brain

DARPA: CHIKV Challenge Asks Teams to Forecast the Spread of Infectious Disease  http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/08/15.aspx

IARPA: Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3)  http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/research-programs/c3/baa

ENTREPRENEUR TECH: The 5 Problems Google Will Face in the Next 10 Years http://entm.ag/1qmOg4x 

NASA: NASA Selects 26 Space Biology Research Proposals  http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-selects-26-space-biology-research-proposals/#.U_fX1WMb8mw

NASA: Microgravity Research Breaks Down How to Build Better Bones  http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/CBTM/#.U_fYbGMb8mw

ASSOCIATED PRESS: More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could have hacking software in their cash registers, U.S. government says: http://apne.ws/1scDr7v

NASA: Voyager Map Details Neptune's Strange Moon Triton  http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/voyager/triton-20140821/#.U_fYuGMb8mw

BLOOMBERG: China's Hack of 4.5 Million U.S. Medical Records? This Chart Will Make You Sick  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/china-s-hack-of-4-5-million-u-s-medical-records-this-chart-will-make-you-sick.html

BLOOMBERG: China's Cyber Warriors Keep Clicking at Taiwan Shows Reality of Detente http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/china-s-cyber-warriors-keep-clicking-at-taiwan.html

OXFORD UNIVERSITY: Neanderthals 'overlapped' with modern humans for up to 5,400 years http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2014-08-20-neanderthals-overlapped-modern-humans-5400-years

In Common: Apaches, Iroquis, Redskins, Cherokees, Hopis, Coyotes, Siouxes, Navajos, Omahas, , etc.? https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140823001157-34427457-what-do-all-of-them-have-in-common-apaches-iroquis-redskins-cherokees-hopis-coyotes-siouxes-navajos-omahas-wyandottes-zunis-amishes-etc

GERMANY, CHINA & RUSSIA DO. OXFORD UNIVERSITY: Did love begin in the Middle Ages? http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/arts-blog/did-love-begin-middle-ages

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: GPS is recording the drying of the landscape caused by the drought: http://on.natgeo.com/1q5P80f

FORBES: The Perils of the Federal Reserve's Dual Mission:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardepstein/2014/08/22/the-perils-of-the-federal-reserves-dual-mission-the-fed-has-its-hands-full-with-monetary-policy-even-if-it-backs-off-its-fruitless-efforts-to-improve-the-job-market/

RED ANALYSIS: Arabs face a deep crisis of statehood http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2014/Aug-20/267750-arabs-face-a-deep-crisis-of-statehood.ashx#axzz3AyCovs4n

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression - http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/breastfeeding-linked-to-lower-risk-of-postnatal-depression#sthash.gJbKcTUU.dpuf

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Mind and body: Scientists identify immune system link to mental illness - http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/mind-and-body-scientists-identify-immune-system-link-to-mental-illness#sthash.sPxwEy42.dpuf

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: “Trojan horse” treatment could beat brain tumours  http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/trojan-horse-treatment-could-beat-brain-tumours

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Gene increases risk of breast cancer to one in three by age seventy -  http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/gene-increases-risk-of-breast-cancer-to-one-in-three-by-age-seventy#sthash.h3nNz8bQ.dpuf

YALE UNIVERSITY: Yale’s cool molecules are a hot item  http://news.yale.edu/2014/08/20/yale-s-cool-molecules-are-hot-item

THE BEAKER: As Research Budgets Dwindle, Scientists and Universities Turn to the Crowd http://thebeaker.org/post/95196134549/as-research-budgets-dwindle-scientists-and

ENGINEERING: Irish Researchers Create Wearable Sensors Using Rubber Bands  http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8315/Irish-Researchers-Create-Wearable-Sensors-Using-Rubber-Bands.aspx

MEDICAL PRESS: Living forever may never be possible, study says http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-08-living-forever-may-never-be.html

MIT NEWS: Delivery by drone http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/algorithm-monitors-delivery-drones-0821

MIT NEWS: Unlocking the potential of simulation software http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/startup-faster-3d-engineering-software-0821

MIT NEWS: Solving the polar climate conundrum  http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/solving-polar-climate-conundrum

HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Are failing bees our warning sign? http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/08/are-failing-bees-our-warning-sign/

HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Targeting teacher tenure http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/08/targeting-teacher-tenure/

Johns Hopkins University: Johns Hopkins Mathematician Receives NSF Grant for Innovative Brain Research  http://releases.jhu.edu/2014/08/21/johns-hopkins-mathematician-receives-nsf-grant-for-innovative-brain-research/

Johns Hopkins University: New Milky Way Maps Help Solve Stubborn Interstellar Material Mystery  http://releases.jhu.edu/2014/08/14/new-milky-way-maps-help-solve-stubborn-interstellar-material-mystery/

UC Berkeley News: Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/07/29/vision-correcting-displays/

CALTECH: Programmed to Fold: RNA Origami http://www.caltech.edu/content/programmed-fold-rna-origami

CALTECH: Study of Aerosols Stands to Improve Climate Models  http://www.caltech.edu/content/study-aerosols-stands-improve-climate-models

CALTECH: Looking Forward to 2020 . . . on Mars  http://www.caltech.edu/content/looking-forward-2020-mars

CALTECH: Biology Made Simpler With "Clear" Tissues  http://www.caltech.edu/content/biology-made-simpler-clear-tissues

CALTECH: Corals Provide Clues for Climate Change Research  http://www.caltech.edu/content/corals-provide-clues-climate-change-research

CALTECH: Neuroeconomists Confirm Warren Buffett's Wisdom  http://www.caltech.edu/content/neuroeconomists-confirm-warren-buffetts-wisdom

"How Not To Think Correctly!" by @SciCzar on @LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140823014636-34427457-how-not-to-think-correctly

GOOGLE NEWS: Faster high-speed internet arrives in Renfrew County  http://www.obj.ca/Local/2014-08-22/article-3843697/Faster-high-speed-internet-arrives-in-Renfrew-County/1

THE VANCOUVER SUN: Vancouver firm wiring cars with intelligence http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Vancouver+firm+wiring+cars+with+intelligence/10141060/story.html#ixzz3BBC95ZZ5

FORBES: Internet of Things By The Numbers: Market Estimates And Forecasts  http://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2014/08/22/internet-of-things-by-the-numbers-market-estimates-and-forecasts/

Friday, August 22, 2014


THE TELEGRAPH:  British woman vows to become first female to behead western prisoner in Syria http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11049663/British-woman-vows-to-become-first-female-to-behead-western-prisoner-in-Syria.html

INC: The Most Powerful Ways to Start a Presentation  http://www.inc.com/sims-wyeth/all-s-well-that-begins-well-the-power-of-first-impressions.html

THE TELEGRAPH: Google removes link to Telegraph story on Asbo teenager  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11047837/Google-removes-link-to-Telegraph-story-on-Asbo-teenager.html

THE TELEGRAPH: Would you pay £140 a year for an ad-free web?  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11047801/Would-you-pay-140-a-year-for-an-ad-free-web.html

WFS: Better Photosynthesis Through Science  http://www.wfs.org/futurist/2014-issues-futurist/september-october-2014-vol-48-no-5/better-photosynthesis-through-scien

NEW SCIENTIST: Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329831.400-young-blood-to-be-used-in-ultimate-rejuvenation-trial.html#.U_ZmPWMb8mw

REUTERS: JPMorgan customers targeted in email phishing campaign  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/21/us-cybercrime-jpmorgan-spam-idUSKBN0GL20R20140821

REUTERS: In Iraq, U.S. is spending millions to blow up captured American war machines http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/18/how-much-it-costs-the-u-s-to-blow-up-captured-u-s-military-hardware-in-iraq/

IEEE SPECTRUM: A Research Team Looks to Nanotechnology to Fight Ebola Virus  http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/biomedical/devices/nanotechnology-to-fight-ebola-virus/?utm_source=techalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=082114

NEW YORK TIMES: Theaters in China Screen Movies, and Viewers’ Text Messages  http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/20/theaters-in-china-screen-movies-and-viewers-text-messages/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

NEW YORK TIMES: New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/business/new-era-in-safety-when-cars-talk-to-one-another.html

QUARTZ: What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet  http://qz.com/252456/what-it-feels-like-to-be-the-last-generation-to-remember-life-before-the-internet/

IBM RESEARCH: Cognitive computing  http://www.research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/index.shtml#fbid=BzHjcYm_pMg

KAI: Remote-controlled cyborg moth ‘biobots’ to monitor emergency-response operations  http://www.kurzweilai.net/remote-controlled-cyborg-moth-biobots-to-monitor-emergency-response-operations

KAI: Graphene rubber bands: flexible, low-cost body sensors  http://www.kurzweilai.net/graphene-rubber-bands-flexible-low-cost-body-sensors

KAI: Engineering new bone growth with coated tissue scaffolds  http://www.kurzweilai.net/engineering-new-bone-growth-with-coated-tissue-scaffolds

THE TELEGRAPH: Sea plankton 'found living outside International Space Station'  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/11049504/Sea-plankton-found-living-outside-International-Space-Station.html?fb

POLITICO: Chuck Hagel: ISIL ‘beyond anything that we’ve seen’  http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/chuck-hagel-isil-defense-james-foley-110241.html?hp=t1

BLOOMBERG: S&P 500 Tops Record, Nears 2,000 Amid Confidence in Fed http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/u-s-stock-index-futures-rise-with-s-p-500-near-record.html

BLOOMBERG: Argentina’s Bond Swap Plan Called Illegal by U.S. Judge  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/argentina-ordered-by-u-s-judge-not-to-pay-foreign-bonds.html

BLOOMBERG: Israel Airstrike Kills Three Hamas Commanders in Gaza Strip  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/israeli-air-strike-kills-three-hamas-commanders-in-gaza-strip.html

BLOOMBERG: Millennial Bankers Get Raises as Firms Fight Defections  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/millennial-bankers-get-raises-as-firms-fight-defections.html

CBS: Energy Roundup: GE Catching Vestas, Venezuela's Cash-Strapped Blues, and More http://www.cbsnews.com/news/energy-roundup-ge-catching-vestas-venezuelas-cash-strapped-blues-and-more/

BLOOMBERG: Chinese Hackers Vacuum Data From U.S. Health Industry   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/chinese-hackers-vacuum-data-from-u-s-health-industry.html

CBS: New hack could steal personal information from Gmail, other popular apps http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-hack-could-steal-personal-information-from-gmail-other-popular-apps/

BLOOMBERG: Ukraine Deaths Mount as Fighting With Rebels Intensifies http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/ukraine-deaths-mount-as-fighting-with-rebels-intensifies.html

CBS: Watch out, cyber-bullies: Kids have new tools to fight back  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/watch-out-cyber-bullies-kids-have-new-tools-to-fight-back/

CBS: California drought stings bees, honey production  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-drought-stings-bees-honey-production/

CBS: Alstom Secures Its First Wind Energy Contract In Poland  http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/02/alstom-secures-first-wind-energy-contract-poland/

CHINA DAILY: Telegram good gesture from Pope to China  http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/

CHINA DAILY: New rules mulled for the auto industry  http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2014-08/21/content_18462352.htm

USA TODAY: Sprint unveils new unlimited data, talk and text plan http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2014/08/21/sprint-announces-unlimited-data-pricing/14392159/

USA TODAY: Scientists find life half a mile below Antarctic ice  http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/08/21/newser-scientists-life-antarctic-ice/14383925/

USA TODAY: Barnes and Noble teams with Samsung on Nook tablet  http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/08/20/barnes-noble-samsung-tablet/14334639/

PHYS.ORG: Scientists uncover clues to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors  http://phys.org/news/2014-08-scientists-uncover-clues-role-magnetism.html

USA TODAY MONEY: Distressed borrowers targeted in BofA settlement http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/21/bank-of-america-settlement-consumer-relief/14387757/

BUSINESSWEEK: Ebola Threatens to Hobble Three Countries, $13 Billion in GDP http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-21/ebola-outbreak-west-african-economies-face-devastation

BUSINESSWEEK: How to Survive the Data Breach Vortex (Don’t Look Now, But It’s Right Behind You) http://www.businessweek.com/sponsor/article?mvi=843e481b52c144ac90441f1654c7c416#!/

BUSINESSWEEK: The $15M Super-Stealth Warship the Military Doesn't Own  http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2014-08-20/the-15m-super-stealth-warship-the-military-doesnt-own#r=hpm-s

BUSINESSWEEK: How Facebook Redesigns for a Billion Users  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-20/facebooks-product-design-director-redesign-for-1-billion-users#r=hpt-ls

BUSINESSWEEK: Bank of America Set to Pay $17 Billion to End Crisis Probes  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-20/bank-of-america-set-to-pay-17-billion-to-end-crisis-probes#r=hpf-s

YAHOO NEWS: Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola  http://news.yahoo.com/officials-visit-liberian-ebola-clinics-102715410.html

CNN MONEY: Hospital network's failure led to massive hack http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/technology/security/heartbleed-hostpital/index.html?iid=SF_T_Lead

CNN MONEY: I created 7 jobs and the U.S. tried to deport me  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/smallbusiness/startup-visa-immigration/index.html?iid=SF_T_River

CNN MONEY: Notorious patent troll company lays off 19% of workforce  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/20/technology/intellectual-ventures-layoffs/index.html?iid=SF_T_River

CNN MONEY: Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/technology/security/ups-store-data-hack/index.html?iid=SF_T_River

CNN MONEY: Wal-Mart slashes prices on 5S and 5C ahead of iPhone 6 launch  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/technology/mobile/walmart-iphones/index.html?iid=SF_T_River

3d-PRINT: First Entirely 3D Printed Estate is Coming to NY, Including a 3D Printed 2400 Sqft House, Pool & More http://3dprint.com/12034/3d-printed-house-pool-ny/

CNN: Where you can get blazing-fast Internet speeds  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/technology/fast-internet-speeds/index.html

CNN: Body scanner's problem: Fails to detect guns   http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/technology/rapiscan-gun/index.html

BBC: Cryopreservation: ‘I will be frozen when I die’  www.bbc.com/future/story/20140821-i-will-be-frozen-when-i-die?utm_content=buffera8f17&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

MASHABLE: Report: Tesla OS Update Could Let You Start the Model S With an iPhone  http://mashable.com/2014/08/21/tesla-model-s-iphone/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mashable%2Ftech+%28Mashable+%C2%BB+Tech%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-Tech-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

WIRED: March 8, 1918: Killer Influenza  http://archive.wired.com/thisdayintech/2011/03/0308spanish-flu-1918-great-influenza/

IEET: Indefinite Lifespan and Risk Aversion: A Short-Lived Problem  http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/carmstrong20140821

BBC: Aircraft to be given 'human-like skin' to sense damage  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28881748

AN WAIT UNTIL THE HACKERS OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS. BBC: UPS branches hit by data breach http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28879689

IEET: Intracortical Recording Devices  http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/swan20140821

BBC: Neuroscience: ‘I built a brain decoder'  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140717-i-can-read-your-mind

BBC: Human hibernation: Secrets behind the big sleep  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140505-secrets-behind-the-big-sleep

YAHOO: 5 Brain Myths That Won't Go Away  https://www.yahoo.com/health/5-brain-myths-that-wont-go-away-92839871807.html

BBC: Reading the minds of the ‘dead’  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140421-inside-the-minds-of-the-dead

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

CERN: CERN and UNESCO celebrate the anniversary of the signature of the CERN Convention  http://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2014/07/cern-and-unesco-celebrate-anniversary-signature-cern-convention

CERN: CERN supports new business incubation centre in The Netherlands  http://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2014/06/cern-supports-new-business-incubation-centre-netherlands

CERN: CERN experiments report new Higgs boson measurements  http://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2014/06/cern-experiments-report-new-higgs-boson-measurements

CERN: CERN openlab publishes a whitepaper on future IT challenges in scientific research  http://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2014/05/cern-openlab-publishes-whitepaper-future-it-challenges-scientific-research

MOTHERBOARD: Scientists Found a Way to Email Brain Waves  http://motherboard.vice.com/read/scientists-found-a-way-to-email-brainwaves

REUTERS: U.S. federal prosecutors questioning GM lawyers on vehicle recalls: source http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-gm-recall-lawyers-idUSKBN0GM02A20140822

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Did humans wipe out the Neanderthals? Maybe not.  http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0821/Did-humans-wipe-out-the-Neanderthals-Maybe-not

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Paleo-escargot? Humans living 30,000 years ago dined on snails, say archaeologists.  http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0821/Paleo-escargot-Humans-living-30-000-years-ago-dined-on-snails-say-archaeologists

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Octopuses' color-changing skin inspires new type of camouflage  http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0819/Octopuses-color-changing-skin-inspires-new-type-of-camouflage

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Is there really plankton clinging to the outside of the space station? http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0821/Is-there-really-plankton-clinging-to-the-outside-of-the-space-station

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Microbes thrive below Antarctic ice. A hint of life elsewhere in solar system?  http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0820/Microbes-thrive-below-Antarctic-ice.-A-hint-of-life-elsewhere-in-solar-system

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: A Broken Promise? What the West Really Told Moscow About NATO Expansion http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141845/mary-elise-sarotte/a-broken-promise

CNN: 10 ways mobile technology will save your life in the future  http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/25/business/10-ways-mobile-technology-will-save-your-life

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: EBay considering spinning off PayPal: report http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/ebay-considering-spinning-off-paypal-report/article20151268/

THE LOCAL: US tax crackdown hits Swiss private banks  http://www.thelocal.ch/20140820/us-tax-crackdown-hits-swiss-private-banks

THE LOCAL: Novartis signs global deal for TB treatment  http://www.thelocal.ch/20140820/novartis

THE LOCAL: Credit Suisse involved in Portuguese bank troubles  http://www.thelocal.ch/20140819/credit-suisse-involved-in-portuguese-bank-troubles

THE LOCAL: German journalists arrested in Ferguson  http://www.thelocal.de/20140819/german-journalists-held-in-ferguson-unrest

THE LOCAL: Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace  http://www.thelocal.se/20140815/sweden-celebrates-200-years-of-peace

SWISS INFO: Type 1 diabetes could be reversible  http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimedia/type-1-diabetes-could-be-reversible/40562528

SWISS INFO: Papers sympathise with Swiss sanctions ‘dilemma’ on Russia  http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/papers-sympathise-with-swiss-sanctions--dilemma--on-russia/40554040

SWISS INFO: Golden Gate follows Bern’s lead with suicide nets http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/golden-gate-follows-bern-s-lead-with-suicide-nets/40525962

SWISS INFO: 1914: how war changed Swiss life http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/1914--how-war-changed-swiss-life/38367288

FINANCIAL TIMES: Investors reverse out of Chinese car stocks http://on.ft.com/1tr16Tv

Thursday, August 21, 2014


PHYS.ORG: New generation is happy for employers to monitor them on social media  http://m.phys.org/news/2014-08-happy-employers-socialmedia.html

THE DAILY GALAXY: "Music of Black Holes" --Astronomers Observe a Rhythmic Pattern of Light Pulses  http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/08/music-of-black-holes-astromers-observe-a-rhythmic-pattern-of-light-pulses.html

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Could Africa be the Global Epicenter of Renewable Energy by 2030?  http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/could-africa-be-the-global-epicenter-of-renewable-energy-by-2030

Do gut bacteria control your mind?  http://www.kurzweilai.net/do-gut-bacteria-control-your-mind

‘Nanojuice’ could help diagnose gastrointestinal illnesses  http://www.kurzweilai.net/nanojuice-could-help-diagnose-gastrointestinal-illnesses

‘Normal’ bacteria vital for keeping intestinal lining intact, preventing disorders  http://www.kurzweilai.net/normal-bacteria-vital-for-keeping-intestinal-lining-intact-preventing-disorders

REUTERS: Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike given U.S. jobs gains  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-usa-fed-idUSKBN0GK1ZJ20140820

REUTERS: Hewlett-Packard posts surprise revenue gain  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-hewlettpackard-results-idUSKBN0GK28220140820

REUTERS: Possible Ebola patient in isolation at California hospital  www.reuters.com/video/2014/08/20/possible-ebola-patient-in-isolation-at-c?videoId=340552018&videoChannel=1&channelName=Top+News

REUTERS: Infineon agrees to buy Int'l Rectifier for $3 billion in cash  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-infineon-technol-mergers-usa-idUSKBN0GK1IN20140820

REUTERS: Verizon denies it plans to open new app store  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-verizon-appstore-idUSKBN0GK1YK20140820

REUTERS:  FBI warns healthcare firms they are targeted by hackers  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-cybersecurity-healthcare-fbi-idUSKBN0GK24U20140820

REUTERS: Online video stars mobilize for U.S. net neutrality  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-internet-neutrality-idUSKBN0GK1U820140820

ENGINEERING:  Lockheed Field Tests an Autonomous Helicopter http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8291/Lockheed-Field-Tests-an-Autonomous-Helicopter.aspx

ENGINEERING: GE Electron Gun Builds Jet Engines  http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/8294/GE-Electron-Gun-Builds-Jet-Engines.aspx

ENGINEERING: Autodesk brings NASTRAN to the Cloud and into CAD Applications http://www.engineering.com/DesignSoftware/DesignSoftwareArticles/ArticleID/8285/Autodesk-brings-NASTRAN-to-the-Cloud-and-into-CAD-Applications.aspx

ENGINEERING: NASA Reports First Discovery of Interstellar Stardust  www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8286/NASA-Reports-First-Discovery-of-Interstellar-Stardust.aspx

ENGINEERING: Man-made Tidal Lagoons Could Transform UK Power & Economy  www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8290/Man-made-Tidal-Lagoons-Could-Transform-UK-Power-Economy.aspx

FOREIGN INVESTOR: Solar Energy Reaching State of Maturity: Challenge or Opportunity?  http://foresightinvestor.com/articles/660104-solar-energy-reaching-state-of-maturity-challenge-or-opportunity

SCIENCE DAILY: Solar energy that doesn't block the view  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140819200219.htm

SINGULARITY WEBLOG: Ray Kurzweil on Singularity 1 on 1: Be Who You Would Like To Be http://www.singularityweblog.com/ray-kurzweil-on-singularity-1-on-1/

NORWAY TODAY: Over 300 earthquakes on Iceland - fears of volcanic eruption  http://www.norwaytoday.info/home_view.php?id=12407

NORWAY TODAY: Norwegian extremist shelves IS after their new murder video  http://www.norwaytoday.info/home_view.php?id=12405

NORWAY TODAY: Honored the Coast Guard for their Syria efforts  http://www.norwaytoday.info/home_view.php?id=12403

BBC: Iceland evacuates area near Bardarbunga volcano  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28870969?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BBC: Up to 30,000 'eligible for Ebola drugs'  http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28865772

BBC:  Unrest in Ferguson draws attention from the US's critics http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-28845076

BBC: The Wizard of Oz: Five alternative readings  http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140819-the-wizard-of-oz-hidden-meanings

BBC: Macy's settles racial profiling cases  http://www.bbc.com/news/business/

BBC: Russia watchdog shuts four McDonald's in Moscow  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28867784

BBC: US hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed flaw'   http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28867113

THE SCIENTIST: Methylation Tied to Alzheimer’s  http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40802/title/Methylation-Tied-to-Alzheimer-s/

THE SCIENTIST: RNA-based Sex Determination? http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40801/title/RNA-based-Sex-Determination-/

THE SCIENTIST: Antibiotics, Immunity, and Obesity  http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40773/title/Antibiotics--Immunity--and-Obesity/

THE SCIENTIST: Nanomedicine  http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40598/title/Nanomedicine/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Neandertals Disappeared from Europe Earlier Than Thought  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/neandertals-disappeared-from-europe-earlier-than-thought/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: What Came before the Big Bang? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-came-before-the-big-bang/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Suburbs and Farms Team with Global Warming to Threaten Wild Animals and Plants  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/suburbs-and-farms-team-with-global-warming-to-threaten-wild-animals-and-plants/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Tweets Identify Food Poisoning Outbreaks   http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/tweets-identify-food-poisoning-outbreaks/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Bio-Battery Produces Power from Your Perspiration   http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/bio-battery-produces-power-from-your-perspiration/

POPULAR SCIENCE: The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/scientifically-best-way-get-through-day-no-sleep?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=the-scientifically-best-way-to-get-through-a-day-on-no-sleep

POPULAR SCIENCE: Google Protects Its Undersea Fiber Optic Cables... From Sharks  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/google-protects-it-undersea-fiber-optic-cables-sharks?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=google-protects-its-undersea-fiber-optic-cables-from-sharks

POPULAR SCIENCE: Meet Harley Davidson's First Electric Motorcycle  http://www.popsci.com/article/cars/meet-harley-davidsons-first-electric-motorcycle?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=meet-harley-davidsons-first-electric-motorcycle

POPULAR SCIENCE: L.A.'s Earthquake Hazard Zone Provides Parks for Rich People  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/las-earthquake-hazard-zone-provides-parks-rich-people?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=las-earthquake-hazard-zone-provides-parks-for-rich-people

POPULAR SCIENCE: To Clean Up Oil Spills, Magnetize The Oil First  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/clean-oil-spills-magnetize-oil-first?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=to-clean-up-oil-spills-magnetize-the-oil-first

POPULAR SCIENCE: An Electronic Camouflage Cloak Inspired By Color-Changing Octopus Skin http://www.popsci.com/article/science/electronic-camouflage-cloak-inspired-color-changing-octopus-skin?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=1&con=an-electronic-camouflage-cloak-inspired-by-colorchanging-octopus-skin

FORBES: Expectations Shift As Gen Y Moves Into The Workforce  http://www.forbes.com/sites/ey/2014/08/19/expectations-shift-as-gen-y-moves-into-the-workforce/?sr_source=lift_polar

FORBES: The World's Most Powerful Women 2014  http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinehoward/2014/05/28/the-worlds-most-powerful-women-2014/

FORBES: California's Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water  http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasdelbeccaro/2014/08/19/calfiornias-economic-collision-course-immigration-and-water/

BUSINESS INSIDER: The US Navy is working on an incredible new underwater drone —  http://read.bi/1kVYHzK

FORTUNE: Barnes & Noble's path to e-books renaissance goes through Samsung  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/barnes-noble-samsung/

FORTUNE: Bank of America reaches $17 billion settlement with U.S.  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/bank-of-america-reaches-17-billion-settlement-with-u-s/

FORTUNE: Auto loan delinquencies rise as subprime lending gains steam  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/auto-loan-delinquencies-rise-as-subprime-lending-gains-steam/

FORTUNE: Hewlett-Packard posts surprise revenue gain on strong PC sales  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/hewlett-packard-posts-surprise-revenue-gain-on-strong-pc-sales/

FORTUNE: Wearable Intelligence raises $8 million to bring Google Glass into the workplace http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/wearable-intelligence-raises-8-million-to-bring-google-glass-into-the-workplace/

FORTUNE: A crash course in high tech for non-tech managers  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/decoded-tech-for-non-managers/

FORTUNE: Want more women in the C-suite? Start with the supply chain  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/want-more-women-in-the-c-suite-start-with-the-supply-chain/

ROYAL SOCIETY: Summer Science Exhibition proposals   https://royalsociety.org/summer-science/proposals/

ROYAL SOCIETY: Facial symmetry does not mean better childhood health  https://royalsociety.org/news/2014/symmetrical-faces-dont-mean-better-health/

ROYAL SOCIETY: Hang a piece of science history on your living room wall  https://royalsociety.org/news/2014/print-on-demand-service/

ROYAL SOCIETY: British astronaut Tim Peake’s next mission to International Space Station named Principia  https://royalsociety.org/news/2014/astronaut-tim-peake-principia/

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: More female scientists in leading positions  http://www.mpg.de/7999136/women-science

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Searching for Earth's twin http://www.mpg.de/7957207/PLATO

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: “In some respects, the Wikipedia of science”  http://www.mpg.de/7617181/living-reviews-Schutz-interview

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Ageing research cluster in Cologne moves closer together  http://www.mpg.de/7575444/MPI-Biology-Ageing-research_building

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Studying wild chimpanzees in Taï National Park  http://www.mpg.de/7226027/chimpanzees-jungle

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Grand opening of Max Planck Florida Institute in the USA  http://www.mpg.de/6660149/Grand_opening_Max_Planck_Florida_Institute

DER SPIEGEL:  'I Could Have Stopped Them': Ex-CIA Lawyer Defends Waterboarding Decision  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/former-cia-lawyer-rizzo-defends-waterboarding-decision-a-986087.html

POPULAR MECHANICS: How Iron Dome is Changing Warfare—Whether it Works or Not  http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/missile-defense/how-iron-dome-is-changing-warfare-whether-it-works-or-not-17116085?click=pm_news

POPULAR MECHANICS: The Science of Disarming Syria’s Chemical Weapons  http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/news/the-science-of-disarming-syrias-chemical-weapons-16982565?click=pm_news

POPULAR MECHANICS: The Best Way to Help Detroit is by Tearing it Apart  http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/rebuilding-america/the-best-way-to-help-detroit-is-by-tearing-it-apart-17112196?click=pm_news

THE ATLANTIC: So What Exactly Is a 'Killer Robot'?  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/calling-autonomous-weapons-killer-robots-is-genius/378799/

THE ATLANTIC: Blend Up the Internet and Everything Turns Orange  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/the-color-of-every-photo-on-the-internet-blended-together-is-orange/378614/

THE ATLANTIC: Listening In: The Navy Is Tracking Ocean Sounds Collected by Scientists  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/listening-in-the-navy-is-tracking-ocean-sounds-collected-by-scientists/378630/

THE ATLANTIC: A Secret Code in Google Translate?  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/a-secret-code-in-google-translate/378864/

THE ATLANTIC: How Much Should You Know About How Facebook Works?  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/how-much-should-you-know-about-how-facebook-works/378812/

THE ATLANTIC: Google Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/google-knows-you-better-than-you-know-yourself/378608/

GIZMODO: The first "Automata" trailer is finally out and it looks spectacular: http://gizmo.do/51DkfFE 

HOW STUFF WORKS: 10 Bizarre Treatments Doctors Used to Think Were Legit  http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/biology-fields/10-bizarre-treatments.htm

HOW STUFF WORKS: What if you fell into a black hole?  http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/what-if/what-if-fell-into-black-hole.htm

HOW STUFF WORKS: Top 10 Germs on Your Smartphone  http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/top-10-germs-smartphone.htm

HOW STUFF WORKS: What if everyone on Earth spoke the same language?  http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/what-if/what-if-everyone-spoke-one-language.htm

HOW STUFF WORKS: 10 Failed Google Projects  http://computer.howstuffworks.com/10-failed-google-projects.htm

DNA impedance biosensor for the early detection of cancer   http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=36981.php

THE MOSCOW TIMES: Branson Marshals International Business to Ask Putin for Peace in Ukraine http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/branson-marshals-international-business-to-ask-putin-for-peace-in-ukraine/505534.html

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: German chip maker Infineon to buy U.S. firm for $3-billion  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/german-chip-maker-infineon-to-buy-us-firm-for-3-billion/article20135744/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Private equity stalks Shutterfly in latest billion-dollar tech buyout   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/private-equity-stalks-shutterfly-in-latest-billion-dollar-tech-buyout/article20132958/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Parents keeping kids’ identities off social media amid privacy concerns   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/no-photos-parents-keep-kids-identities-off-social-media-amid-privacy-concerns/article20113266/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Canada is good at inventing, not so good at selling  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-digital/innovation/canada-is-good-at-inventing-not-so-good-at-selling/article20082176/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Sticky data: Why even 'anonymized' information can still identify you   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/digital-culture/sticky-data-why-even-anonymized-information-can-still-identify-you/article19918717/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Google’s secretive Camp conference draws global elites  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/googles-secretive-camp-conference-draws-global-leaders/article19911828/

COMPUTERWORLD: IT puts millennials to work - as mentors  http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250398/IT_puts_millennials_to_work_as_mentors?pageNumber=2

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Dictators Upbraid U.S. for Racial Unrest in Ferguson   http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/08/19/dictators-upbraid-u-s-for-racial-unrest-in-ferguson/

FAST COMPANY: 6 Tech Leaders On What It Takes To Get Hired At Their Companies  www.fastcompany.com/3034552/hit-the-ground-running/5-tech-leaders-on-what-it-takes-to-get-hired-at-their-companies

FAST COMPANY: Uber's Plans For Global Domination, Revealed Through Job Listings  http://www.fastcompany.com/3034632/most-creative-people/ubers-plans-for-global-domination-revealed-through-job-listings

FAST COMPANY: 6 Tech Leaders On What It Takes To Get Hired At Their Companies  http://www.fastcompany.com/3034552/hit-the-ground-running/5-tech-leaders-on-what-it-takes-to-get-hired-at-their-companies

COMPUTERWORLD: How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home  http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250536/How_Tesla_will_help_bring_renewable_energy_to_your_business_or_home

BLOOMBERG: HP Third-Quarter Sales Top Estimates as PC Revenue Jumps  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/hp-third-quarter-sales-top-estimates-as-pc-revenue-jumps.html

BLOOMBERG: U.S. Stocks Advance While Bonds Fall on Meeting Minutes  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/most-asian-futures-climb-amid-apple-record-oil-rebounds.html

BLOOMBERG: Argentine Bond Swap More Dream Than Real for KBC to JPMorgan  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/argentine-bond-swap-more-dream-than-reality-for-kbc-to-jpmorgan.html

BLOOMBERG: Russia Forces Its Popular Bloggers to Register -- Or Else  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/russia-forces-its-popular-bloggers-to-register-or-else.html

BLOOMBERG:  The Chart That Helps Explain Cisco's 6,000 Job Cuts  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-14/the-chart-that-helps-explain-cisco-s-6-000-job-cuts.html

CIO: Smart Armband Maker Sets Sights on the Enterprise  http://www.cio.com/article/2466225/wearable-technology/smart-armband-maker-sets-sights-on-enterprise-with-smartglass-partnerships.html

CIO: 3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You  http://www.cio.com/article/2466321/big-data/3-mistaken-assumptions-about-what-big-data-can-do-for-you.html

CIO: New Hospital CEOs Tend to Be Outsiders, Were Rarely CIOs  http://www.cio.com/article/2466491/healthcare/new-hospital-ceos-tend-to-be-outsiders-were-rarely-cios.html

BBC: US secret military mission tried to free James Foley and other hostages in Syria this summer, but failed - Pentagon http://bbc.in/1q1eRaf

SCIENCE ALERT: A simple laser blast could help grow your teeth back   http://sciencealert.com.au/news/20143005-25584.html

SCIENCE ALERT: Sperm and eggs carry genetic memories of parents' health well before conception  http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141808-26038.html

SCIENCE ALERT: Student develops solar-powered lens that purifies polluted water   http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141808-26036.html

SCIENCE ALERT: Lifting the toxic curse  http://www.sciencealert.com.au/opinions/20140306-25606-2.html

SCIENCE ALERT: Google has to reinforce its internet cables because sharks keep biting them http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141808-26032.html

SCIENCE ALERT: Australian researchers make microscopes 20 times more sensitive   http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141708-26030.html

SCIENCE ALERT: For the first time a woman has won mathematics’ top prize   http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141308-26014.html

FINANCIAL TIMES: Fast Asia Open - Weak yen to lift Tokyo stocks http://on.ft.com/1tn2Pcw

MIT TECH REVIEW: View from the Marketplace: What Every Company Should Know About Agile Software Development… provided by Atlassian http://techre.vu/1snUfsZ

DEFENSE SYSTEMS: New hacking scenario emerges: Wi-Fi signal-sniffing drones  http://defensesystems.com/Articles/2014/08/15/Drones-can-hack-WiFi-networks.aspx

NEUROSCIENTIST: Taking the Pulse of the Aging Brain: Researchers Map the Pulse Pressure and Elasticity of Arteries in the Brain http://www.neuroscientistnews.com/research-news/taking-pulse-aging-brain-researchers-map-pulse-pressure-and-elasticity-arteries-brain#sthash.kxQ7EWhB.dpuf

The IDF may expand its sniper capability  http://i-hls.com/2014/08/idf-may-expand-sniper-capability/

ISRAELI HOMELAND SECURITY: A ‘Ghost’ in operational status soon  http://i-hls.com/2014/08/ghost-operational-status-soon/

THINK PROGRESS: Renewables Projected To Add Triple The Capacity Of New Fossil Fuel Plants By 2030  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/01/3449868/renewables-soar/

IO9: Automata Trailer Shows Off A Robot Action Movie That Gets Robots Right  http://io9.com/automata-trailer-shows-off-a-robot-action-movie-that-ge-1624643662?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

THE GERMAN ARE COMING AFTER TESLA. WIRED: BMW Launches Its Answer to Tesla’s Supercharger Network http://www.wired.com/2014/08/bmw-i3-charger-network/

ASTRO WATCH: Russia's New Space Program: Killing Asteroids and Lunar Exploration  http://www.astrowatch.net/2014/08/russias-new-space-program-killing.html

IMAGE USA: Israeli Company May Have Found Cure for ALS  http://www.imageusa.com/archives/20874

ISRAEL HOMELAND SECURITY: Fast Draw – UK may ban arms trade with Israel  http://i-hls.com/2014/08/fast-draw-uk-may-ban-arms-trade-israel/

THE JAPANESE TIME: U.S. Navy kicks out 34 for cheating at nuclear power training www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/world/u-s-navy-kicks-34-cheating-nuclear-power-training-site/#.U_VowGMb8mwsite 

THE JAPAN TIMES: Citibank Japan to withdraw from retail banking business  www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/20/business/corporate-business/citibank-japan-withdraw-retail-banking-business/#.U_VpFGMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: McDonald’s admits to sale item overcharge, will offer refunds  www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/national/mcdonalds-admits-sale-item-overcharge-will-offer-refunds/#.U_VpUmMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/world/science-health-world/northern-california-patient-tested-possible-ebola-exposure/#.U_VphWMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: Liberian police seal off 50,000 in Monrovia slum as Ebola death toll hits new high  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/world/liberian-police-seal-off-50000-in-monrovia-slum-as-ebola-death-toll-hits-new-high/#.U_VpxGMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/world/science-health-world/northern-california-patient-tested-possible-ebola-exposure/#.U_VqEmMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: Brain-scan tests show how children learn mathematical skills  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/19/world/science-health-world/brain-scan-tests-show-how-children-learn-mathematical-skills/#.U_VqSGMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: Man-made earthquakes weaker than natural earthquakes of same magnitude: U.S. study http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/19/world/science-health-world/man-made-earthquakes-weaker-than-natural-earthquakes-of-same-magnitude-u-s-study/#.U_VqeGMb8mw

THE CHINA TIMES: China to contribute to new global trade system http://thechinatimes.com/online/2014/07/7097.html

THE CHINA TIMES: BMW, China’s Brilliance extend contract term  http://thechinatimes.com/online/2014/07/6997.html

THE CHINA TIMES: China contributes $41 bln to contingent reserve to the BRICS http://thechinatimes.com/online/2014/07/6962.html

THE CHINA TIMES: BRICS voices disappointment with non-implementation of IMF reforms   http://thechinatimes.com/online/2014/07/6945.html

THE KOREA TIMES: US official discusses sanctions on NK, Russia  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/08/120_163323.html

THE KOREA TIMES: Petrochemical firms vow to boost investment, create jobs  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2014/08/123_163317.html

THE KOREA TIMES: SK Telecom tackles digital divide  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/08/133_163258.html

THE KOREA TIMES: SK C&C partners Hortonworks for big data  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/08/133_163313.html

THE KOREA TIMES: LS Cable wins $100 million contract in Norway  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/08/133_163200.html

APPLE, GET BEYOND READY. THE KOREA TIMES: Samsung to tackle Apple head-on in mobile market  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/08/133_163198.html

PAY ATTENTION. THE INDIA TIMES: Apple Stores Users' Data on Chinese Servers?  http://www.indiatimes.com/technology/enterprise/apple-stores-users-data-on-chinese-servers-168844.html

THE INDIA TIMES: 50 Things Science Can't Explain  http://www.indiatimes.com/technology/science/50-things-science-cant-explain-167166.html

THE INDIA TIMES: Wow! Robots Can See Through Solid Walls!  http://www.indiatimes.com/technology/gadgets/wow-robots-can-see-through-solid-walls-167451.html

TAIPEI TIMES: China fines 12 Japanese parts suppliers http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2014/08/21/2003597882

TAIWAN NEWS: U.S. dollar down in early Taipei trading http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2554297

TAIWAN NEWS: Warren Buffett's firm to pay $896,000 penalty http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2554178

TAIWAN NEWS: Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B  http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2554164

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


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

MEDICAL EXPRESS: Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-08-scientists-link-skin-diseases-sudden.html

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-discover-childrens-cells-living-in-mothers-brain/

Neuromorphic ‘atomic-switch’ networks function like synapses in the brain  http://www.kurzweilai.net/neuromorphic-atomic-switch-networks-function-like-synapses-in-the-brain

Targeted brain stimulation aids stroke recovery in mice  http://www.kurzweilai.net/targeted-brain-stimulation-aids-stroke-recovery-in-mice

Artificial cells mimic natural protein synthesis  http://www.kurzweilai.net/artificial-cells-mimic-natural-protein-synthesis

IEET:  Achieving Personal Immortality Roadmap  http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/konovalenko20140819

IEET:  End of Eating Food  http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/pelletier20130525

REUTERS:  Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/us-syria-crisis-beheading-idUSKBN0GJ26S20140819

REUTERS: Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSKBN0GI0YK20140819

SCIENCE DAILY: Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboon hosts remain viable more than a year  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140818113430.htm

REUTERS: Exclusive: Hamas fighters show defiance in Gaza tunnel tour http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/us-mideast-gaza-tunnels-exclusive-idUSKBN0GJ1HS20140819

SCIENCE DAILY: Children's drawings indicate later intelligence, study shows  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140818204114.htm

WASHINGTON POST: Genetically engineered pig hearts survived more than a year in baboon hosts  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/19/genetically-engineered-pig-hearts-survived-more-than-a-year-in-baboon-hosts/

THE GUARDIAN: Second fatal St Louis area shooting stokes tensions in Ferguson  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/19/police-officer-shooting-st-louis-dead-knife

THE GUARDIAN: World leaders 'failing to help' over Ebola outbreak in Africa  http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/19/western-leaders-ebola-outbreak-africa-medecins-sans-frontieres

THE GUARDIAN: The costly trail of British government IT and 'big bang' project disasters  www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/19/costly-trail-british-government-it-disasters-universal-credit

THE GUARDIAN:  Google working on child-friendly sites – report  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/19/google-child-friendly-youtube-gmail

THE GUARDIAN: Julian Gough launches 'Litcoin' Kickstarter to 'remodel the economics of reading'  www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/julian-gough-litcoin-kickstarter-economics-reading-postcards

BBC: Standard Chartered to pay $300m penalty to NY regulator  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28860566

BBC: Google removes 12 BBC News links in 'right to be forgotten'  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28851366

RENEWABLES:  Aldesa targets new projects abroad following recent order in Poland  http://renewables.seenews.com/news/aldesa-targets-new-projects-abroad-following-recent-order-in-poland-290881

The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014  http://thomsonreuters.com/articles/2014/worlds-most-influential-scientific-minds-2014

BBC: Google's driverless cars designed to exceed speed limit  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28851996

POWER GENERATION WIND:  Vestas to deliver 40MW wind turbines to Polish wind farm  http://wind.energy-business-review.com/news/vestas-to-deliver-40mw-wind-turbines-to-polish-wind-farm-021012

BUSINESS INSIDER: Nest Is Partnering With A Smart Fan Company To Take The Internet Of Things To The Next Level http://www.businessinsider.com/nest-partners-with-bigg-ass-fans-2014-8#ixzz3AszGDXza

SPACE: Wanted: Unmanned Space Plane to Fly On the Cheap http://www.space.com/26855-xs1-darpa-space-plane-program.html?cmpid=558128

BUSINESS INSIDER: Authorities Seize Two Acres Of Marijuana In South Texas  http://www.businessinsider.com/texas-marijuana-bust-2014-8

BUSINESS INSIDER: Flash Floods In Phoenix Force Dramatic Rescue Operations http://www.businessinsider.com/phoenix-flash-flood-2014-8#ixzz3At0mjfIH

BUSINESS INSIDER:  SAP Wants A Bigger Bite Out Of African Enterprise Market And Commits $500 Million By 2020 http://www.businessinsider.com/sap-wants-bigger-bite-out-of-african-enterprise-market-2014-8#ixzz3At114OVX

BUSINESS INSIDER: US Nuclear Watchdog Group Was Hacked Three Times In The Last Few Years www.businessinsider.com/r-us-governments-nuclear-watchdog-victim-of-cyber-attacks-report-2014-8#ixzz3At1HwJl2

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Two startup accelerators merge to grow Canada’s entrepreneur ecosystem   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-tools/small-business-briefing/two-startup-accelerators-merge-to-grow-canadas-entrepreneur-ecosystem/article20110441/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Google’s next big market: Accounts for kids under 13  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/googles-next-big-market-accounts-for-kids-under-13/article20107216/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Privacy not a priority for most tech startups   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/digital-culture/privacy-not-a-priority-for-most-tech-startups/article20093259/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Scientist J. Woodland Hastings was a leader in bacterial research  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/scientist-j-woodland-hastings-was-a-leader-in-bacterial-research/article20103413/

VICTORY IS CONQUERED THROUGH LESS E.Q.-FOCUSED MAGNUM AND MUCH MORE I.Q.-CENTRIC HIGGINS.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Cyber attacks have hit 36 per cent of Canadian businesses, study says  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/cyber-attacks-have-hit-36-per-cent-of-canadian-businesses-study-says/article20096066/

WALL STREET JOURNAL: A Giant Tablet Gives Kids More Screen Time Together  http://online.wsj.com/articles/fuhus-bigtab-worth-kids-time-1408469170?mod=LS1

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

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Health Care CIOs Boosting Security in the Wake of Breaches  http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/08/19/health-care-cios-boosting-security-in-the-wake-of-breaches/?mod=WSJ_TechWSJD_cioJournal

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: IT and Product Development Will Merge in the Digital Business  http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/08/19/it-and-product-development-will-merge-in-the-digital-business/?mod=WSJ_TechWSJD_cioJournal

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: For Billion-Dollar Companies, Venture Deals Outstrip Going Public   http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/08/19/for-billion-dollar-companies-venture-deals-outstrip-going-public/?mod=WSJ_TechWSJD_venture

NEW YORK TIMES: Overstock to Allow International Customers to Pay in Bitcoin  http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/overstock-to-allow-international-customers-to-pay-in-bitcoin/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=technology&_r=0

NEW YORK TIMES: Computer Eyesight Gets a Lot More Accurate  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/computer-eyesight-gets-a-lot-more-accurate/?ref=technology

DER SPIEGEL:   Caliphate of Fear: The Curse of the Islamic State  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/how-islamic-state-fighters-pose-a-threat-to-the-world-a-986632.html

DER SPIEGEL:  Targeting Turkey: How Germany Spies on Its Friends  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-considers-turkey-to-be-official-target-for-spying-a-986656.html

DER SPIEGEL:  Brave New Recycling Economy: Movement Turns Trash to Treasure http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-chemist-pushes-for-smarter-use-of-materials-through-c2c-a-985934.html 

Chinese hackers accessed 4.5 million hospital patients records  http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/chinese-hackers-accessed-45-million-hospital-patients-records/story-fnjwnj25-1227029145556

World-first Bluetooth device to track traffic congestion on SA roads   www.news.com.au/technology/worldfirst-bluetooth-device-to-track-traffic-congestion-on-sa-roads/story-e6frfrnr-1227023501334

YAHOO NEWS: Harvard Researcher on Aging: There's no 'limit on the human lifespan'  http://news.yahoo.com/katie-couric-aging-mice-harvard-researcher-david-sinclair-035336385.html

CNN MONEY: Women thrive in China's booming tech scene  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/18/technology/china-women-tech/index.html


CNN MONEY: New record for Apple stock  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/19/investing/apple-stock-record-high/index.html

CNN MONEY: China targets executive pay at state-owned firms  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/19/news/china-executive-pay/index.html?iid=HP_River

6 Chinese Tech Companies You Need to Know  http://www.ozy.com/acumen/6-chinese-tech-companies-you-need-to-know/32960.article?utm_source=CM1&utm_medium=pp&utm_campaign=pp

MIT NEWS: Engineering new bone growth  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/bone-repair-treat-injuries-0818

MIT NEWS: Broadening the 'SCOPE' of microbial oceanography  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/scope-40-million-dollar-award-0818

MIT NEWS: Recycling old batteries into solar cells  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/recycling-batteries-into-solar-cells-0818

MIT NEWS: RNA combination therapy for lung cancer offers promise for personalized medicine  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/rna-therapy-lung-cancer-personalized-medicine-0814

MIT NEWS: Visual control of big data  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/visual-control-big-data-0815

MIT NEWS: Finding a piece of the proton-spin puzzle  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/new-piece-proton-spin-crisis-0813

MIT NEWS: New analysis reveals tumor weaknesses  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/id-cell-markers-for-better-cancer-treatment-0813

MIT NEWS: Rise of the dinosaurs  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/early-dinosaur-evolution-0812

MIT NEWS: An easier way to manipulate malaria genes  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/better-malaria-drug-targets-0810

MIT NEWS: Origami robot folds itself up, crawls away  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/mobile-folding-robots-0807

MIT NEWS: Undersea living: Alumna joins Cousteau mission  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/grace-young-undersea-cousteau-mission-0806

MIT NEWS:  A new way to model cancer  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/new-technique-to-model-cancer-0806

MIT NEWS: New material structures bend like microscopic hair  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/magnetic-hair-directs-water-flow-0806

Fastest Camera In The World Takes 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second  http://myscienceacademy.org/2014/08/19/fastest-camera-in-the-world-takes-4-4-trillion-frames-per-second/

Saturday, August 16, 2014


A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm  http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-self-organizing-thousand-robot-swarm

Could ‘genetically edited’ fruits avoid the GMO backlash?  http://www.kurzweilai.net/could-genetically-edited-fruits-avoid-the-gmo-backlash

Complex 3D physical tissue model simulates live cortex biochemical and electrical behavior www.kurzweilai.net/complex-3d-physical-tissue-model-simulates-live-cortex-biochemical-and-electrical-behavior

Developing a Stealth Motorcycle – Do You Need to Ask Why?   http://www.21stcentech.com/developing-stealth-motorcycle-why/

Six megatrends that will shape the future of cities  http://forumblog.org/2014/08/six-megatrends-will-shape-future-cities/?utm_content=buffer1fb65&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

3-D microscope method to look inside brains  http://phys.org/news/2014-08-d-microscope-method-brains.html

Millennials Are Renting Instead Of Buying And The Retail Industry Is Freaking Out
 http://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-renting-instead-of-buying-2014-8#ixzz3AVctvLMh

BUSINESS INSIDER:  China Is Developing Alarming High-Tech Weapons Systems  http://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-worrying-new-weapons-2014-8

Friday, August 15, 2014


Vast majority of hackers believe they're above the law -- survey  http://www.cnet.com/news/vast-majority-of-hackers-believe-theyre-above-the-law/

Tactic in Alzheimer’s Fight May Be Safe, Study Finds  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/11/absence-of-gene-may-help-fight-alzheimers-study-finds/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/world-peace-these-are-the-only-11-countries-in-the-world-that-are-actually-free-from-conflict-9669623.html

Mercury Levels in the Upper Ocean Tripled by Us   http://www.21stcentech.com/mercury-levels-upper-ocean-tripled/

NATURE:  A global ocean inventory of anthropogenic mercury based on water column measurements  http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v512/n7512/full/nature13563.html

Rover Wars on Mars  http://www.21stcentech.com/rover-wars-mars/

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Vertical Takeoff Plane Design Flies Three Times Faster Than Helicopters  http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/vertical-takeoff-plane-design-flies-three-times-faster-helicopters

POPULAR SCIENCE: NASA's Super-Black Material Arrives In Space  http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/nasas-super-black-material-arrives-space?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=nasas-superblack-material-arrives-in-space

4 Reasons Why Exponential Technologies Are Taking Off   http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034200/4-reasons-why-exponential-technologies-are-taking-off

The Future Of Food, Mapped Out For The Next 10 Years   http://www.fastcoexist.com/3033762/the-future-of-food-mapped-out-for-the-next-10-years

REUTERS: Under artillery fire, Ukraine rebels switch their leaders  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSKBN0GE0L920140814

REUTERS:  Coca-Cola pays $2.2 billion for major stake in Monster Beverage  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/15/us-coca-cola-idUSKBN0GE2C920140815

Eco-friendly ‘pre-fab’ self-assembling nanoparticles could revolutionize nano manufacturing www.kurzweilai.net/eco-friendly-pre-fab-self-assembling-nanoparticles-could-revolutionize-nano-manufacturing

Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for better supercapacitor electrodes?  http://www.kurzweilai.net/could-hemp-nanosheets-topple-graphene-for-better-supercapacitor-electrodes

Blood-brain-barrier disruption with high-frequency pulsed electric fields   http://www.kurzweilai.net/blood-brain-barrier-disruption-with-high-frequency-pulsed-electric-fields

Seven tiny grains captured by Stardust likely visitors from interstellar space  http://phys.org/news/2014-08-tiny-grains-captured-stardust-visitors.html

Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons  http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40717/title/Neural-Stem-Cells-Sprout-Long-Axons/

Google Wants You to Live 170 Years   http://mashable.com/2013/10/24/google-calico/

Cell discovery brings blood disorder cure closer   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140813132122.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29&utm_content=FaceBook

NEW YORK TIMES: Hackers’ Efforts to Identify Officer Create Turmoil  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/us/ferguson-case-roils-collective-called-anonymous.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask  http://www.wired.com/2014/08/viv/

Transportation security: Back to the future  http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/212288-transportation-security-back-to-the-future#.U-2AGCGU8do.twitter

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/technology/the-boon-of-online-data-puts-social-science-in-a-quandary.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

Can Tech Innovation Help End Cancer?  http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2014/07/can-tech-innovation-help-end-cancer.html

This Doctor Thinks We May Achieve Immortality, But Isn't Sure We'd Want To  www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/12/david-casarett-shocked-immortality_n_5652992.html?&ir=Technology&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000046

Brain regeneration: Crayfish turn blood into neurons  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26042-brain-regeneration-crayfish-turn-blood-into-neurons.html#.U-u2nGMb8my

Talking 'bout regeneration: How do some animals regrow missing parts?  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140806124854.htm

LEAKED: Google's Next Major Smartphone May Come With A Screen That's Bigger And Sharper Than The iPhone  http://www.businessinsider.com/nexus-6-specs-rumors-2014-8?utm_source=linkedinticker&utm_medium=referral

NATURE: Iranian is first woman to nab highest prize in maths  http://www.nature.com/news/iranian-is-first-woman-to-nab-highest-prize-in-maths-1.15686

NATURE:  Quantum dots with single-atom precision  http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v9/n7/full/nnano.2014.129.html

TIME:  Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise  http://time.com/3107896/bacteria-cancer-tumor/

“Real Gasoline Without Oil” for 90% Returns?  http://www.stockgumshoe.com/reviews/oxford-resource-explorer/real-gasoline-without-oil-for-90-returns/

Ending tariffs on green goods will show free trade can fight climate change  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/eliminate-tariffs-green-goods-free-trade-climate-change

CMOs and CIOs Increasingly See Eye to Eye  http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/cmos-and-cios-increasingly-see-eye-to-eye/

New Horizons Spacecraft Captures Images of Charon in Orbit Around Pluto   http://www.21stcentech.com/horizons-spacecraft-captures-images-charon-orbit-pluto/

Exclusive: Italy's grid company to get 1.5 billion euro loan ahead of China Grid deal - sources  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-cdpreti-state-grid-corp-loan-idUSKBN0FS1YG20140723

REUTERS:  Cisco to cut another 6,000 jobs as forecast falls flat  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/us-cisco-systems-results-idUSKBN0GD1YH20140813

REUTERS: Planned U.S. cyber warfare program could hurt innocent countries: Snowden http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/us-cybersecurity-snowden-idUSKBN0GD1BS20140813

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Why Indian Agricultural Policy Might Unravel the WTO  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141872/surupa-gupta-and-sumit-ganguly/modi-bets-the-farm

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  Iraq Needs U.S. Ground Troops More Than Ever  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141873/robin-simcox/go-big-or-go-home

There Are A Lot More Adults Working In Schools Lately, And Most Of Them Are Not Teachers  www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/13/fordham-institute-hidden-half_n_5672571.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

Implanted neuronal stem cells generate neurons and synapses, becoming a functioning part of mouse brain  http://www.kurzweilai.net/implanted-neuronal-stem-cells-generate-neurons-and-synapses-becoming-a-functioning-part-of-mouse-brain

3D sketching system ‘revolutionizes’ design interaction and collaboration   http://www.kurzweilai.net/3d-sketching-system-revolutionizes-design-interaction-and-collaboration

FORBES:  Now In Orbit: A Satellite That Can See Through Smoke  http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2014/08/13/now-in-orbit-a-satellite-that-can-see-through-smoke/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Do-It-Yourself Biology? Messing Around with DNA Increasingly a Garage-Band Venture   http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2014-08-12/do-it-yourself-biology-messing-around-dna-increasingly-garage

Computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling
http://phys.org/news/2014-08-scientist-frontier-technologies-fundamental-limits.html#jCp

One Engineer’s Perspective on Global Warming  http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8241/One-Engineers-Perspective-on-Global-Warming.aspx

‘4D Printing’: Programming Material to Transform Itself  http://www.atelier.net/en/trends/articles/4d-printing-programming-material-transform-itself_430797

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Thinking About Going International? 11 Tips for Inbound Success Overseas  http://blog.hubspot.com/insiders/international-inbound-marketing?utm_campaign=Insiders%20Blog%20on%20Twitter&utm_content=7097539&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Ebola May Pose Little Threat to U.S., but It Looms Large on Twitter  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/11/world/ebola-may-pose-little-threat-to-us-but-it-looms-large-on-twitter.html?ref=us&_r=1

Yo wants to connect the internet of things, but that’s easier said than done  http://gigaom.com/2014/08/12/yo-wants-to-connect-the-internet-of-things-but-thats-easier-said-than-done/

Tactic in Alzheimer’s Fight May Be Safe, Study Finds   http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/11/absence-of-gene-may-help-fight-alzheimers-study-finds/

Those Who Govern the U.S. Have Been Worned – Ignore Climate Risks and Watch the Economy Sink  http://www.21stcentech.com/govern-u-s-worned-ignore-climate-risks-watch-economy-sink/

Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage A Decade After The 9/11 Commission Report   http://www.counciloncybersecurity.org/articles/critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity-takes-center-stage-a-decade-after-the-9-11-commission-report/?utm_content=buffer9eb1e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Why the super-rich aren’t leaving much of their fortunes to their kids  http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/why-the-very-rich-arent-giving-much-of-their-fortunes-to-their-kids/2014/08/10/4a9551b4-1ccc-11e4-82f9-2cd6fa8da5c4_story.html

Stanford, SAP partnership explores genetics role in chronic conditions http://medcitynews.com/2014/08/genomics-next-set-big-data-healthcare/#ixzz3AE4mmxKr

DARPA Creates a Cheap Computer Chip That Works Like Your Brain   http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/08/11/darpas-creates-cheap-computer-chip-like-your-brain/

Telemedicine's role in the financial future of hospitals  http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/telemedicines-role-financial-future-hospitals/2014-08-11

Scientists Propose New Kind of Quantum Computer    http://www.pcbdesign007.com/pages/zone.cgi?a=102454

Google Enlists the Help of Johns Hopkins to Speed Up the Development of New Tech   http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/08/11/google-partnership-with-johns-hopkins-university/

Betting on Hydrogen – Japan Joins Iceland as Primary Developers of Gas-Based Economy  http://www.21stcentech.com/betting-hydrogen-japan-joins-iceland-primary-developers-gas-based-economy/

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask  http://www.wired.com/2014/08/viv/

Monday, August 11, 2014


How wearable cameras can help those with Alzheimer's  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/09/how-wearable-cameras-can-help-those-with-alzheimers

Live subtitles: How smart technology could help deaf people   http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-ouch-28672182

THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS: 2014  http://www.businessinsider.com/the-future-of-the-payments-industry-2014-slide-deck-2014-7

Experts say robots will take 47% of our jobs is this true?  http://www.tumotech.com/2014/08/04/experts-say-robots-will-take-47-of-our-jobs-is-this-true-and-if-so-is-it-a-problem-a-guide-to-the-coming-robot-revolution/

Robot folds itself up, walks away  http://www.kurzweilai.net/robot-folds-itself-up-walks-away

How to synthesize structurally pure carbon nanotubes using molecular ‘seeds’   http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-synthesize-structurally-pure-carbon-nanotubes-using-molecular-seeds

Lower-cost high-brightness LEDs possible with ‘wonder material’ perovskite   http://www.kurzweilai.net/lower-cost-high-brightness-leds-possible-with-wonder-material-perovskite

New microhairs bend in magnetic field, directing water against gravity   http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-microhairs-bend-in-magnetic-field-directing-water-against-gravity

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

Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps the Journey to Digital Business   http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2819918

In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/10/in-the-future-we-ll-all-be-renters-america-s-disappearing-middle-class.html

FORBES:  Anonymous Launches Cyber Attack on Israeli Websites  http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/08/11/data-breach-bulletin-anonymous-launches-cyber-attack-on-israeli-websites/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Amazon-Disney Dispute? Amid Hachette PR War, Retail Giant Sets Mouse Trap  http://www.ibtimes.com/amazon-disney-dispute-amid-hachette-pr-war-retail-giant-sets-mouse-trap-1654220

How Old Cell Phones Will Save the Forests of Our World  http://www.21stcentech.com/cell-phones-save-forests-world/

This Water-Based Tractor Beam Could Confine Oil Spills, Control Floating Objects  www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/water-tractor-beam-controls-waves_n_5668524.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

REUTERS:  Boeing expects most of defense unit cost cuts from supply chain  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/11/us-boeing-defense-idUSKBN0GB26320140811?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews

FDA approves first DNA test for colon cancer  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fda-approves-first-dna-test-for-colon-cancer/

Energy harvested from body, environment could power wearables, IOT devices   http://news.techworld.com/data-centre/3535580/energy-harvested-from-body-environment-could-power-wearables-iot-devices/

IT Outsourcing Customers Mad as Hell, Ready to Walk   http://www.cio.com/article/2461382/outsourcing/it-outsourcing-customers-mad-as-hell-ready-to-walk.html

IBM's Brain-Mimicking Chip Has 256 Million "Synapses"  http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/ibms-brain-mimicking-chip-has-256-million-synapses

FORBES:  Was Aeroflot 2074 The Real Target Of The Russian Missile? Who Is "Upstairs"?  http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2014/08/11/was-aeroflot-2074-the-real-target-of-the-russian-missile-who-is-upstairs/

Google is backing a new $300 million high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system between the US and Japan  http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/08/11/google-backing-new-300-million-high-speed-internet-trans-pacific-cable-system-us-japan/

Wal-Mart wants to be your doctor  http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post--wal-mart-wants-to-be-your-doctor

BLOOMBERG:  Hillary Clinton Faults Obama for ‘Stupid Stuff’ Policy   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-10/hillary-clinton-faults-obama-for-stupid-stuff-policy.html

THE ATLANTIC:  Man-Made Earthquakes Are Changing the Seismic Landscape  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/man-made-earthquakes-are-altering-the-geologic-landscape/372243/

NEW YORK TIMES: China’s Energetic Enforcement of Antitrust Rules Alarms Foreign Firms http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/11/business/international/china8217s-energetic-enforcement-of-antitrust-rules-alarms-foreign-firms.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

Why Even Experienced Fund Managers Don't Beat The Market  http://www.businessinsider.in/clusterstock/Why-Even-Experienced-Fund-Managers-Dont-Beat-The-Market/articleshow/40018054.cms

NASA Plans To Deploy These Crowdsourced Projects In Space  http://www.fastcompany.com/3034090/fast-feed/nasa-plans-to-deploy-these-crowdsourced-projects-in-space?partner=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fastcompany%2Fheadlines+%28Fast+Company%29

UK may offer green subsidies to overseas companies  http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/energy-and-resources/uk-may-offer-green-subsidies-to-overseas-companies-1.1892820?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NEW YORK TIMES: Print Is Down, and Now Out http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/11/business/media/media-companies-spin-off-newspapers-to-uncertain-futures.html?ref=media&_r=0

THE GUARDIAN:  Australian military ‘back-up’ in Iraq not ruled out, defence minister confirms  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/australian-military-back-up-in-iraq-not-ruled-out-defence-minister-confirms

Blood-vessel gene could fight cancer and heart disease  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/11024811/Blood-vessel-gene-could-fight-cancer-and-heart-disease.html

The Future Of Retail: It's All In Big Data  http://www.forbes.com/sites/netapp/2013/11/26/future-of-retail-big-data/?sf29564630=1&utm_content=bufferea727&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

REUTERS: Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders - WSJ  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/11/us-amazon-com-walt-disney-idUSKBN0GB09Z20140811?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Chinese Government Rejects Apple's iPad   http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-business/chinese-government-rejects-apples-ipad/d/d-id/1297833

More on the Ebola Front – Another Drug in Clinical Trial   http://www.21stcentech.com/ebola-front-drug-clinical-trial/

THE MOSCOW TIMES: Russia to Ban All U.S. Food Imports and EU Fruit and Veg, State Media Says http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/504699.html

Germany: Russian Tycoon’s Mother Dies  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/world/europe/germany-russian-tycoons-mother-dies.html?_r=0

Putin Urges Economic Retaliation for Sanctions Over Ukraine Conflict  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/world/europe/putin-urges-economic-retaliation-for-sanctions-over-ukraine-conflict.html

U.S.-Russia Nuclear Deal Stalls as Tensions Over Ukraine Rise  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/world/europe/us-nuclear-deal-with-russia-fails-as-tensions-rise.html?smid=tw-share

Yelp Translator Takes the Guesswork Out of Foreign Reviews   http://mashable.com/2014/08/09/yelp-review-translator/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

Bitcoin: How small business can get to grips with the new virtual currency   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/festival-of-business/11019632/Bitcoin-How-small-business-can-get-to-grips-with-the-new-virtual-currency.html

Dramatic 'supermoon' and Perseid meteor shower to light up night skies on Sunday   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/11021078/Dramatic-supermoon-and-Perseid-meteor-shower-to-light-up-night-skies-on-Sunday.html

Yahoo joins Google in effort to protect users' emails from prying eyes  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/11020741/Yahoo-joins-Google-in-effort-to-protect-users-emails-from-prying-eyes.html?placement=CB1

FOREIGN AFFAIRS MAGAZINE: Obama's Bombshell, The Unintended Consequences of Air Strikes in Iraq http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141842/steven-simon/obamas-bombshell

REUTERS: U.S. call for South China Sea 'freeze' gets cool response from China  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/09/us-asean-southchinasea-idUSKBN0G904O20140809

REUTERS: Security experts call for government action against cyber threats  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/09/us-cybersecurity-hackers-policy-idUSKBN0G90MC20140809

How Google's Calico aims to fight aging and 'solve death'  http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/03/tech/innovation/google-calico-aging-death/


FOX NEWS:  Ukraine president says he'll consider aid mission as Obama, Merkel warn Russia not to intervene  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/10/ukraine-president-says-hell-consider-aid-mission-as-obama-merkel-warn-russia/

Friday, August 8, 2014


New IBM Chip Moves Artificial Intelligence One Step Closer to Us  http://www.21stcentech.com/ibm-chip-moves-artificial-intelligence-step-closer/

Using Bayesian statistics to rank Wikipedia entries   http://www.kurzweilai.net/using-bayesian-statistics-to-rank-wikipedia-entries

Small epigenetic DNA modifications predict brain’s threat response  http://www.kurzweilai.net/small-epigenetic-dna-modifications-predict-brains-threat-response

An ultralight but tough new foam made from graphene  http://www.kurzweilai.net/an-ultralight-but-tough-new-foam-made-from-graphene

Sustainable packaging: there's no such thing as 'waste'  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-packaging-no-such-thing-as-waste

'Close-Knit' Russian Hacker Gang Hoards 1.2 Billion ID Creds  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2462057,00.asp

The black hole at the birth of the Universe   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140807145618.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29&utm_content=FaceBook

REUTERS: Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/08/us-pfizer-lipitor-lawsuits-insight-idUSKBN0G80E520140808

Russian Hackers Probably Have Your Passwords. Now What?  http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/07/russian-hackers-probably-have-your-passwords-now-what/?ncid=twittersocialshare

Ebola Therapy From an Obscure Biotech Firm Is Hurried Along  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/07/business/an-obscure-biotech-firm-hurries-ebola-treatment.html?_r=0

Artificial retina: A graphene interface to the optical nerve    http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=36816.php

The black hole at the birth of the Universe   http://phys.org/news/2014-08-black-hole-birth-universe.html

REUTERS: Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/08/us-mideast-gaza-idUSKBN0G70JY20140808

FORBES:  The Future Of Shopping In Three Trends  http://www.forbes.com/sites/jjcolao/2014/08/04/the-future-of-shopping-in-three-trends/

Siri Co-founder: Speech Recognition Ready for Leap Forward   http://www.forbes.com/sites/techonomy/2014/08/08/siri-co-founder-speech-recognition-ready-for-leap-forward/?utm_content=buffere4178&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


REUTERS:  Water builds up in China quake zone, brings new danger: Xinhua  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-china-earthquake-idUSKBN0G518B20140805

REUTERS: Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and veg in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/06/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSKBN0G61K220140806

NEW YORK TIMES: W.H.O. Weighing Emergency Decree on Ebola  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/07/world/africa/who-weighing-emergency-decree-on-ebola.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

NEW YORK TIMES: Russian Hackers Amass Over a Billion Internet Passwords  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/technology/russian-gang-said-to-amass-more-than-a-billion-stolen-internet-credentials.html

Shoppers Are Fleeing Physical Stores  http://online.wsj.com/articles/shoppers-are-fleeing-physical-stores-1407281362

Fashion meets renewable energy – clothes that charge your smartphone  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/fashion-technology-renewable-energy-solar-charge-smartphone?CMP=twt_gu

Seven fabrics inspired by nature: from the lotus leaf to butterflies and sharks  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/nature-fabrics-fashion-industry-biomimicry?CMP=new_1194

Virtual acoustic ‘bottle’ bends path of sound waves better than metamaterials   http://www.kurzweilai.net/virtual-acoustic-bottle-bends-path-of-sound-waves-better-than-metamaterials

Recovering audio from videos  http://www.kurzweilai.net/recovering-audio-from-videos

How to enable the Internet of Things without batteries  http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-could-enable-an-internet-of-things-without-batteries

NATURE:  Cancer biomarkers: Written in blood  http://www.nature.com/news/cancer-biomarkers-written-in-blood-1.15624

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


German, U.S. Home Energy Storage Incentives Offer Divergent Visions for the Smart Grid  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2014/08/05/german-u-s-home-energy-storage-incentives-offer-divergent-visions-for-the-smart-grid/

Google Set to Kick-Start the Driverless Car Supply Chain  http://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?doc_id=274282&section_id=1162

Can Winograd Schemas Replace Turing Test for Defining Human-Level AI?  http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/winograd-schemas-replace-turing-test-for-defining-humanlevel-artificial-intelligence/?utm_source=roboticsnews&utm_medium=email&utm_c

With $350M Research Center, MIT Bets Big On Nanotechnology  http://www.wbur.org/2014/08/05/mit-nanotechnology-facility#comment-1528661467

A Room Where Executives Go to Get Help from IBM’s Watson  http://www.technologyreview.com/news/529606/a-room-where-executives-go-to-get-help-from-ibms-watson/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=linkedin

Robotic suit gives shipyard workers super strength  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329803.900-robotic-suit-gives-shipyard-workers-super-strength.html#.U-FygmMbErg

Meet Paro, a robot designed to help the elderly  http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_26258460/robotic-pets-seniors-part-wave-assistive-technology

String Field Theory Genius Explains The Coming Breakthroughs That Will Change Life As We Know It  http://www.businessinsider.com/michio-kaku-talks-about-coming-breakthroughs-2014-3

October Rendezvous of Comet with Mars Has NASA Assets on Alert  http://www.21stcentech.com/october-rendezvous-comet-mars-nasa-assets-alert/

Scientists may have cracked the giant Siberian crater mystery  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/05/scientists-may-have-cracked-the-giant-siberian-crater-mystery-and-the-news-isnt-good/?tid=sm_fb

The competition for high-speed fiber optic Internet is escalating in 13 cities  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/05/the-competition-for-high-speed-fiber-optic-internet-is-escalating-in-13-cities/

In the wake of Toledo, we need innovations to prevent a world water crisis  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/08/05/in-the-wake-of-toledo-we-need-innovations-to-prevent-a-world-water-crisis/

A New Drug Has been Found Which Reverses Alzheimer's On Animals  http://www.businessinsider.com.au/a-new-drug-has-been-found-which-reverses-alzheimers-on-animals-2014-8

‘Rewired’ mice show signs of longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses  http://www.kurzweilai.net/rewired-mice-show-signs-of-longer-lives-with-fewer-age-related-illnesses

Atomically precise self-assembling nanoscale fibers mimic living cells  http://www.kurzweilai.net/atomically-precise-self-assembling-nanoscale-fibers-mimic-living-cells

‘Active’ surfaces that control fluids or particles  http://www.kurzweilai.net/active-surfaces-that-control-fluids-or-particles

FORBES: Why Physicians Are Turning To Startups  http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidshaywitz/2014/08/05/why-physicians-are-turning-to-startups/

Getting Funded by DARPA soonest! http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140805232438-34427457-getting-funded-by-darpa-soonest