Friday, July 4, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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