Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014  http://fs-unep-centre.org/publications/gtr-2014

MEDICAL EXPRESS: Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-08-scientists-link-skin-diseases-sudden.html

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-discover-childrens-cells-living-in-mothers-brain/

Neuromorphic ‘atomic-switch’ networks function like synapses in the brain  http://www.kurzweilai.net/neuromorphic-atomic-switch-networks-function-like-synapses-in-the-brain

Targeted brain stimulation aids stroke recovery in mice  http://www.kurzweilai.net/targeted-brain-stimulation-aids-stroke-recovery-in-mice

Artificial cells mimic natural protein synthesis  http://www.kurzweilai.net/artificial-cells-mimic-natural-protein-synthesis

IEET:  Achieving Personal Immortality Roadmap  http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/konovalenko20140819

IEET:  End of Eating Food  http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/pelletier20130525

REUTERS:  Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/us-syria-crisis-beheading-idUSKBN0GJ26S20140819

REUTERS: Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSKBN0GI0YK20140819

SCIENCE DAILY: Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboon hosts remain viable more than a year  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140818113430.htm

REUTERS: Exclusive: Hamas fighters show defiance in Gaza tunnel tour http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/us-mideast-gaza-tunnels-exclusive-idUSKBN0GJ1HS20140819

SCIENCE DAILY: Children's drawings indicate later intelligence, study shows  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140818204114.htm

WASHINGTON POST: Genetically engineered pig hearts survived more than a year in baboon hosts  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/19/genetically-engineered-pig-hearts-survived-more-than-a-year-in-baboon-hosts/

THE GUARDIAN: Second fatal St Louis area shooting stokes tensions in Ferguson  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/19/police-officer-shooting-st-louis-dead-knife

THE GUARDIAN: World leaders 'failing to help' over Ebola outbreak in Africa  http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/19/western-leaders-ebola-outbreak-africa-medecins-sans-frontieres

THE GUARDIAN: The costly trail of British government IT and 'big bang' project disasters  www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/19/costly-trail-british-government-it-disasters-universal-credit

THE GUARDIAN:  Google working on child-friendly sites – report  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/19/google-child-friendly-youtube-gmail

THE GUARDIAN: Julian Gough launches 'Litcoin' Kickstarter to 'remodel the economics of reading'  www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/julian-gough-litcoin-kickstarter-economics-reading-postcards

BBC: Standard Chartered to pay $300m penalty to NY regulator  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28860566

BBC: Google removes 12 BBC News links in 'right to be forgotten'  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28851366

RENEWABLES:  Aldesa targets new projects abroad following recent order in Poland  http://renewables.seenews.com/news/aldesa-targets-new-projects-abroad-following-recent-order-in-poland-290881

The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014  http://thomsonreuters.com/articles/2014/worlds-most-influential-scientific-minds-2014

BBC: Google's driverless cars designed to exceed speed limit  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28851996

POWER GENERATION WIND:  Vestas to deliver 40MW wind turbines to Polish wind farm  http://wind.energy-business-review.com/news/vestas-to-deliver-40mw-wind-turbines-to-polish-wind-farm-021012

BUSINESS INSIDER: Nest Is Partnering With A Smart Fan Company To Take The Internet Of Things To The Next Level http://www.businessinsider.com/nest-partners-with-bigg-ass-fans-2014-8#ixzz3AszGDXza

SPACE: Wanted: Unmanned Space Plane to Fly On the Cheap http://www.space.com/26855-xs1-darpa-space-plane-program.html?cmpid=558128

BUSINESS INSIDER: Authorities Seize Two Acres Of Marijuana In South Texas  http://www.businessinsider.com/texas-marijuana-bust-2014-8

BUSINESS INSIDER: Flash Floods In Phoenix Force Dramatic Rescue Operations http://www.businessinsider.com/phoenix-flash-flood-2014-8#ixzz3At0mjfIH

BUSINESS INSIDER:  SAP Wants A Bigger Bite Out Of African Enterprise Market And Commits $500 Million By 2020 http://www.businessinsider.com/sap-wants-bigger-bite-out-of-african-enterprise-market-2014-8#ixzz3At114OVX

BUSINESS INSIDER: US Nuclear Watchdog Group Was Hacked Three Times In The Last Few Years www.businessinsider.com/r-us-governments-nuclear-watchdog-victim-of-cyber-attacks-report-2014-8#ixzz3At1HwJl2

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Two startup accelerators merge to grow Canada’s entrepreneur ecosystem   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-tools/small-business-briefing/two-startup-accelerators-merge-to-grow-canadas-entrepreneur-ecosystem/article20110441/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Google’s next big market: Accounts for kids under 13  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/googles-next-big-market-accounts-for-kids-under-13/article20107216/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Privacy not a priority for most tech startups   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/digital-culture/privacy-not-a-priority-for-most-tech-startups/article20093259/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Scientist J. Woodland Hastings was a leader in bacterial research  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/scientist-j-woodland-hastings-was-a-leader-in-bacterial-research/article20103413/

VICTORY IS CONQUERED THROUGH LESS E.Q.-FOCUSED MAGNUM AND MUCH MORE I.Q.-CENTRIC HIGGINS.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Cyber attacks have hit 36 per cent of Canadian businesses, study says  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/cyber-attacks-have-hit-36-per-cent-of-canadian-businesses-study-says/article20096066/

WALL STREET JOURNAL: A Giant Tablet Gives Kids More Screen Time Together  http://online.wsj.com/articles/fuhus-bigtab-worth-kids-time-1408469170?mod=LS1

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  4 Industries Most in Need of Data Scientists  http://online.wsj.com/ad/article/narratives_sas_65124.html?prx_t=HYwBAfZUBApeEEA

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Health Care CIOs Boosting Security in the Wake of Breaches  http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/08/19/health-care-cios-boosting-security-in-the-wake-of-breaches/?mod=WSJ_TechWSJD_cioJournal

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: IT and Product Development Will Merge in the Digital Business  http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/08/19/it-and-product-development-will-merge-in-the-digital-business/?mod=WSJ_TechWSJD_cioJournal

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: For Billion-Dollar Companies, Venture Deals Outstrip Going Public   http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/08/19/for-billion-dollar-companies-venture-deals-outstrip-going-public/?mod=WSJ_TechWSJD_venture

NEW YORK TIMES: Overstock to Allow International Customers to Pay in Bitcoin  http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/overstock-to-allow-international-customers-to-pay-in-bitcoin/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=technology&_r=0

NEW YORK TIMES: Computer Eyesight Gets a Lot More Accurate  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/computer-eyesight-gets-a-lot-more-accurate/?ref=technology

DER SPIEGEL:   Caliphate of Fear: The Curse of the Islamic State  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/how-islamic-state-fighters-pose-a-threat-to-the-world-a-986632.html

DER SPIEGEL:  Targeting Turkey: How Germany Spies on Its Friends  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-considers-turkey-to-be-official-target-for-spying-a-986656.html

DER SPIEGEL:  Brave New Recycling Economy: Movement Turns Trash to Treasure http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-chemist-pushes-for-smarter-use-of-materials-through-c2c-a-985934.html 

Chinese hackers accessed 4.5 million hospital patients records  http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/chinese-hackers-accessed-45-million-hospital-patients-records/story-fnjwnj25-1227029145556

World-first Bluetooth device to track traffic congestion on SA roads   www.news.com.au/technology/worldfirst-bluetooth-device-to-track-traffic-congestion-on-sa-roads/story-e6frfrnr-1227023501334

YAHOO NEWS: Harvard Researcher on Aging: There's no 'limit on the human lifespan'  http://news.yahoo.com/katie-couric-aging-mice-harvard-researcher-david-sinclair-035336385.html

CNN MONEY: Women thrive in China's booming tech scene  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/18/technology/china-women-tech/index.html


CNN MONEY: New record for Apple stock  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/19/investing/apple-stock-record-high/index.html

CNN MONEY: China targets executive pay at state-owned firms  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/19/news/china-executive-pay/index.html?iid=HP_River

6 Chinese Tech Companies You Need to Know  http://www.ozy.com/acumen/6-chinese-tech-companies-you-need-to-know/32960.article?utm_source=CM1&utm_medium=pp&utm_campaign=pp

MIT NEWS: Engineering new bone growth  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/bone-repair-treat-injuries-0818

MIT NEWS: Broadening the 'SCOPE' of microbial oceanography  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/scope-40-million-dollar-award-0818

MIT NEWS: Recycling old batteries into solar cells  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/recycling-batteries-into-solar-cells-0818

MIT NEWS: RNA combination therapy for lung cancer offers promise for personalized medicine  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/rna-therapy-lung-cancer-personalized-medicine-0814

MIT NEWS: Visual control of big data  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/visual-control-big-data-0815

MIT NEWS: Finding a piece of the proton-spin puzzle  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/new-piece-proton-spin-crisis-0813

MIT NEWS: New analysis reveals tumor weaknesses  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/id-cell-markers-for-better-cancer-treatment-0813

MIT NEWS: Rise of the dinosaurs  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/early-dinosaur-evolution-0812

MIT NEWS: An easier way to manipulate malaria genes  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/better-malaria-drug-targets-0810

MIT NEWS: Origami robot folds itself up, crawls away  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/mobile-folding-robots-0807

MIT NEWS: Undersea living: Alumna joins Cousteau mission  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/grace-young-undersea-cousteau-mission-0806

MIT NEWS:  A new way to model cancer  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/new-technique-to-model-cancer-0806

MIT NEWS: New material structures bend like microscopic hair  https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/magnetic-hair-directs-water-flow-0806

Fastest Camera In The World Takes 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second  http://myscienceacademy.org/2014/08/19/fastest-camera-in-the-world-takes-4-4-trillion-frames-per-second/