Wednesday, July 9, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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