Thursday, July 10, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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