Tuesday, February 4, 2014


FEBRUARY 05/2014 UPDATES [LIST]. By Mr. Andres Agostini at www.Future-Observatory.blogspot.com

Do autistic brains create more information at rest or do they have weaker connectivity — or both?
http://www.kurzweilai.net/do-autistic-brains-create-more-information-at-rest-or-do-they-have-weaker-connectivity-or-both

‘Electronic tongue’ identifies brands of beer with 81.9% accuracy
http://www.kurzweilai.net/electronic-tongue-identifies-brands-of-beer-with-81-9-accuracy

Bodily maps of emotions
http://www.kurzweilai.net/bodily-maps-of-emotions

Antibiotic ‘smart bomb’ can target specific strains of bacteria
http://www.kurzweilai.net/antibiotic-smart-bomb-can-target-specific-strains-of-bacteria

Trends and Predictions: How the Future Looks Like for Web Design in 2014
http://www.instantshift.com/2013/12/31/how-the-future-looks-like-for-web-design-in-2014/

Credit cards of the future: 4 exciting trends
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/credit-cards-of-the-future-4-exciting-trends-cm128025#ixzz2sMsGbooH

The 5 foods best-suited for 3D printing
http://www.fooddive.com/news/the-5-foods-best-suited-for-3d-printing/222556/

Nature is Not Human-Centric
http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/01/nature-is-not-human-centric/

Your Brain Is Fine-Tuning Its Wiring Throughout Your Life
http://myscienceacademy.org/2014/02/03/your-brain-is-fine-tuning-its-wiring-throughout-your-life/?fb_action_ids=10152136722100795&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=[238069896376047]&action_type_map=[%22og.likes%22]&action_ref_map=[]

The World's Smallest Engine Runs on a Single Atom
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/extreme-machines/the-worlds-smallest-engine-runs-on-a-single-atom-16451781

Guest column: Constituent care — Are government contact centers ready for the generational flood?
http://fedscoop.com/guest-column-constituent-care-government-contact-centers-ready-generational-flood/#.UvAFKBasOSY.twitter

Searching for Life on Earth-Like Planets May Be a Mistake, Need to Consider Superhabitable Planets
http://scitechdaily.com/searching-life-earth-like-planets-may-mistake-need-consider-superhabitable-planets/

Survey says more attention being paid to data privacy, but still a ways to go
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/013114-survey-says-more-attention-being-278332.html?source=nww_rss&utm_content=buffer90b74&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Quantum engineers make a major step towards a scalable quantum computer
http://www.kurzweilai.net/quantum-engineers-make-a-major-step-towards-a-scalable-quantum-computer

Was There A Beginning Of Time And Will There Be An End Of Time?
http://www.messagetoeagle.com/timeslowingdown.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Messagetoeaglecom+%28Message+To+Eagle+-+News%29#.UvEN9LTSmHd

DHS has become the epicenter for government cybersecurity
http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/32882?c=cyber_security

THE FUTURE OF THE MIND: Official Trailer
http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/89414/the-future-of-the-mind/

What the Internet of Things Will Mean for CIOs
http://www.cio.com/article/747634/What_the_Internet_of_Things_Will_Mean_for_CIOs

Why predictive maintenance is more relevant today than ever before
http://www.simafore.com/blog/bid/204618/Why-predictive-maintenance-more-relevant-today-than-ever-before

Stanford scientists put free text-analysis tool on the web
http://engineering.stanford.edu/research-profile/stanford-scientists-put-free-text-analysis-tool-web

Dangerous ideas: About that Princeton Facebook study - wrong, but not entirely crazy
http://which-50.com/post/75339864941/dangerous-ideas-about-that-princeton-facebook-study

Personal Banking and the Data-Driven Approach
http://www.analyticbridge.com/profiles/blogs/personal-banking-and-the-data-driven-approach?xg_source=activity

20 Lessons Enterprise CIOs Can Learn from Supercomputing
http://www.datanami.com/datanami/2012-11-12/20_lessons_enterprise_big_data_buffs_can_learn_from_supercomputing.html

Big data misused to justify vaccination
http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/big-data-misused-to-justify-vaccination

First Single-Molecule LED
http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/semiconductors/nanotechnology/first-single-molecule-led

Employment in Renewable Energy Sector Reaches 5.7 Million Globally
http://www.irena.org/News/Description.aspx?NType=A&mnu=cat&PriMenuID=16&CatID=84&News_ID=351

The World Has Deep Areas of Expertise. We Need Agility and Context
http://bigthink.com/big-think-edge/the-world-has-deep-areas-of-expertise-we-need-agility-and-context?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+bigthink/main+%28Big+Think+Main%29

Marc Andreessen Has A Great Answer For Why Bitcoin Matters
http://www.businessinsider.com/marc-andreessen-on-why-bitcoin-is-worth-money-2014-1

Motorola Patents Electronic Telepathy
http://hplusmagazine.com/2014/01/14/electronic-telepathy/

New Solar Cells Get the Blues in a Good Way
http://www.21stcentech.com/energy-update-solar-cells-blues-good/

A window to the future of research
http://www.mpg.de/7865824/Science_Tunnel

Surface map of a brown dwarf
http://www.mpg.de/7870755/surface-map-brown-dwarf

The future of oil supply
http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/site/2014/2006.xhtml

The Human enhancement and the future of work project
http://royalsociety.org/policy/projects/human-enhancement/workshop-report/

Whole-genome sequence of a flatfish provides insights into ZW sex chromosome evolution and adaptation to a benthic lifestyle
http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.2890.html

Scientists reading fewer papers for first time in 35 years
http://www.nature.com/news/scientists-reading-fewer-papers-for-first-time-in-35-years-1.14658

Elsevier opens its papers to text-mining
http://www.nature.com/news/elsevier-opens-its-papers-to-text-mining-1.14659

Top UK university pledges reform to ‘change the culture’ of its animal research
http://blogs.nature.com/news/2014/01/top-uk-university-pledges-reform-to-change-the-culture-of-its-animal-research.html

Challenging Israel
http://blogs.nature.com/tradesecrets/2014/01/22/challenging-israel/

Pruning Synapses Improves Brain Connections
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39055/title/Pruning-Synapses-Improves-Brain-Connections/

Science Cartoonist Doesn’t Draw “Funny Style”
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39033/title/Science-Cartoonist-Doesn-t-Draw--Funny-Style-/

Opinion: The Burden of Proof
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39053/title/Opinion--The-Burden-of-Proof/

The Dilemma of Space Debris
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/1/the-dilemma-of-space-debris

Flights of Fancy in Avian Evolution
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/1/flights-of-fancy-in-avian-evolution

How to Fight Back Against Antibiotic Resistance
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/1/how-to-fight-back-against-antibiotic-resistance

Ocean Acidification: The Other Climate Change Issue
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/1/ocean-acidification-the-other-climate-change-issue


QUOTATION:  “...The flattening of the world is going to be hugely disruptive to both traditional and developed societies. The weak will fall further behind faster. The traditional will feel the force of modernization much more profoundly. The new will get turned into old quicker. The developed will be challenged by the underdeveloped much more profoundly. I worry, because so much political stability is built on economic stability, and economic stability is not going to be a feature of the flat world. Add it all up and you can see that the disruptions and going to come faster and harder. No one is immune ─ not me, not you, not Microsoft. WE ARE ENTERING AN ERA OF CREATIVE DESTRUCTION ON STEROIDS. Dealing with flatism is going to be a challenge of a whole new dimension even if your country has a strategy. But if you don’t have a strategy at all, well, again, you’ve warned...”

RECOMMENDED BOOK: The Living Company: Growth, Learning and Longevity in Business by Arie De Geus
ISBN-13: 978-1857881851


Regards,

Mr. Andres Agostini
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