Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It's time we conserve the building blocks of life.

The human brain’s 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

Foxconn is attempting to replace its human workers with thousands of robots

Nanoparticles breach blood-brain barrier as possible Alzheimer's treatment

MIT, MicroCHIPS develop remote-controlled contraceptive with on-off delivery

Unraveling atomic-scale edge structure of nanoscale graphene islands

The Astronomer Who Wanted to Rearrange the Solar System, Using Nukes

REUTERS: Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin gets 10 years in corruption case

REUTERS: Apple loses China patent case, separate suit against Apple continues

REUTERS: German court rules Motorola infringes antenna patent

REUTERS:  Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

THE ATLANTIC: When These Experts Savage US. Drone Policy, It's Time to Worry

THE ATLANTIC: The Age of Erasable Books

THE ATLANTIC:  The Military Doesn't Want You to Quit Facebook and Twitter

THE GUARDIAN: Edward Snowden applies to extend stay in Russia, lawyer says

THE GUARDIAN: Amazon and Hachette take ebooks battle into public domain

THE GUARDIAN: Electric ‘Boris cars’ are coming to London – how do they work in Paris?

CNN: The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: An operating room 'black box' the future of surgical procedure

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Samsung feeling the heat as cheaper competition catches up

THE INDEPENDENT: 'Mohammed Raghead' – the name the FBI were giving to Muslim-American 'Joe Bloggs'

THE INDEPENDENT: Alan Bond: The British engineer says he will revolutionise space travel – and he's building the rocket to do it

THE INDEPENDENT: NSA reportedly tracking any internet users who research privacy software online

THE INDEPENDENT: American drone policy could create a state of 'perpetual war', warns top US military officials

THE TELEGRAPH:  AI extends its unbroken record on World Cup predictions

THE SCIENTIST: Another Alzheimer’s Blood Test?

THE SCIENTIST: Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die

THE SCIENTIST: Mutations Pervade Mitochondrial DNA

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Engines Powered by the Forces Between Atoms

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Why Some Animals Forgo Reproduction in Complex Societies

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Belles lettres Meets Big Data

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Precision Medicine Takes Aim at Cancer

NATURE: LHC upgrades could reveal whether Higgs boson is 'standard'

NATURE: The malignant melanoma landscape

YAHOO FINANCE: 10 brands that will disappear in 2015

YAHOO FINANCE: China's Wanda to build $900 million complex in Chicago

BBC:  Bell Labs celebrates net speed record over copper lines

BBC: LG unveils child-tracking Kizon device

BBC: Syrian conflict: Key sarin ingredients sold by UK firms

You'll be able to learn a whole language eating a pill in the future

Microgrids offer cities resiliency, reliability, accessibility

THE NEW YORK TIMES: European Effort for Computer-Simulated Brain Draws Fire

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: As Moguls Descend on Sun Valley, Let the Deal-Making Commence

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: My Toothbrush Is Smarter Than Yours: Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

THE WASHINGTON POST: 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

BUSINESSWEEK: The Quest to Build the World's Fastest Bike

BUSINESSWEEK: Wall Street's Lessons for Tinder and the Rest of Silicon Valley

BUSINESS INSIDER: BUSINESSWEEK: Wall Street's Lessons for Tinder and the Rest of Silicon Valley

BUSINESS INSIDER: Bacteria Could Provide A Powerful New Way To Fight Fat And Depression

FORBES: The Top Paying STEM Jobs For Recent Grads

FORBES: How Artificial Intelligence Could Change Your Business

INDIA TIMES: Nasa Builds World's First Flying Observatory

ACCENTURE: Growing Pains for Private Health Insurance Exchanges

TIME: Dish Network Slams Potential Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

TIME: Here’s What John Kerry Can Learn from Hillary About Israel’s New Crisis

DW-TV: Man down: robots saving soldiers

DW-TV: Seeing less red: how new luminescence could give us LED light like the sun

DW-TV: CERN: The quest for dark matter

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

NASA finds friction from tides could help distant earths survive, and thrive

No extra mutations in modified stem cells, study finds

Microglia: the movers and shakers of the brain

Biologists link sexual selection and placenta formation

ENGINEERING: Airbus Receives Patent for Windowless Cockpits

ENGINEERING: Traffic lights: There’s a Better Way

ENGINEERING: The new atomic age: Building Smaller, Greener Electrons