Monday, August 25, 2014


IPOLITICS: Canada’s investment in genomics is paying off  http://www.ipolitics.ca/2014/07/22/canadas-investment-in-genomics-is-paying-off/

FORBES: Why Predictive Shopping Might Be Bad For The Future  http://www.forbes.com/sites/privacynotice/2014/08/21/why-predictive-shopping-might-be-bad-for-the-future/

SILICON BEAT: Quake, rattle, and then roll out of bed  http://www.siliconbeat.com/2014/08/25/quake-rattle-and-then-roll-out-of-bed/

COINDESK: Visa Exec: Our Network Could Support Bitcoin Payments http://www.coindesk.com/visa-exec-network-support-bitcoin-payments/

NEW YORK TIMES: Modern Research Borne on a Relic http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/science/airships-that-carry-science-into-the-stratosphere.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

NEW YORK TIMES: Thumbtack, an Online Market for Services, Raises $100 Million  http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/20/thumbtack-an-online-market-for-services-raises-100-million/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=tw-share&_r=0

STATISTA: Snapchat More Popular Than Twitter Among Millennials  http://www.statista.com/chart/2570/most-popular-social-apps-among-millennials/

KAI: Autómata: a believable robot future  http://www.kurzweilai.net/automata-a-believable-robot-future

KAI: A new future for cloud computing http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-new-future-for-cloud-computing

REUTERS: No let-up in Gaza war, Israel moves to protect its economy  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/25/us-mideast-gaza-idUSKBN0GM11320140825

REUTERS: Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/25/us-amazon-com-twitch-idUSKBN0GP1N820140825

Brain to Brain Communication Using EEG Waves   http://guardianlv.com/2014/08/brain-to-brain-communication-using-eeg-waves-and-the-internet/

WIRED: The Data Scientist on a Quest to Turn Computers Into Doctors  http://www.wired.com/2014/08/enlitic/

BUSINESS INSIDER: How 3D Printing Will Revolutionize Our World  http://www.businessinsider.com/the-next-industrial-revolution-is-here-3d-printing-2014-8

BBC: Study creates 'time travel' illusion  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28852538'

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine  http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580226/shanghai-san-francisco-100-minutes-chinese-supersonic-submarine

OIL PRICE: Natural Gas As A Trucking Fuel Fails To Deliver http://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Natural-Gas-As-A-Trucking-Fuel-Fails-To-Deliver.html

LONG NOW FOUNDATION: David Eagleman: Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization — Seminar Flashback  http://blog.longnow.org/02014/08/22/david-eagleman-steps-to-avert-the-collapse-of-civilization-a-seminar-flashback/

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: Huge marijuana plantation spotted by hi-tech satellite in China's northeast  http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580721/chinese-satellite-identifies-big-marijuana-plantation-northeast

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: America in Decay. The Sources of Political Dysfunction By Francis Fukuyama http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141729/francis-fukuyama/america-in-decay

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  ISIS' Western Ambitions. Why Europe and the United States Could be the Militant Group's Next Target http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141611/robin-simcox/isis-western-ambitions

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141730/joseph-bottum/an-anxious-age-the-post-protestant-ethic-and-the-spirit-of-ameri

DER SPIEGEL:  Baltic Fears: NATO Debates Directing Missile Shield against Russia  http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/nato-considers-missle-shield-directed-against-russia-a-987899.html

THE MOSCOW TIMES: Islamic State an 'Ideological Threat' to Russia, Official Warns  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/islamic-state-an-ideological-threat-to-russia-official-warns/505834.html

THE MOSCOW TIMES: Ukraine's Independence Day Shows a Torn Country  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/ukraines-independence-day-shows-a-torn-country/5378.html

THE MOSCOW TIMES: Russia Claims Exclusion From NATO Summit on Ukraine  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russia-claims-exclusion-from-nato-summit-on-ukraine/505772.html

DIGITAL TRENDS: Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of August 24, 2014 Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/awesome-tech-cant-buy-yet-week-august-24-2014/#ixzz3BRaS4enC

MORE HACKERS. SECURITY INTELLIGENCE: The Administrator of Things (AoT) – A Side Effect of Smartification http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/the-administrator-of-things-aot-a-side-effect-of-smartification/

GOV TRANSFORMER:  GovTransformer: IARPA Peeks Into The Future of Your Brain http://govtransformer.us/2014/08/govtransformer-iarpa-peeks-future-brain/

GOVLOOP: Six Words of Advice for the U.S. Digital Service - Plus the 7 Gov Stories  http://cdorobek.sharedby.co/share/hRrbXw

FORBES: Ebooks Will Make Us Dumber, Or They Won't  http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremygreenfield/2014/08/20/will-ebooks-make-us-dumber/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

BUSINESS INSIDER: Technology That Could Make Your Smartphone Charge Twice As Fast Is Coming In 2015 Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/qnovo-fast-charging-for-smartphones-2014-8#ixzz3BRca9oS9

THE INDEPENDENT: 'France is totally bankrupt': French jobs minister Michel Sapin embarrasses Francois Hollande with shocking statement on state of the country's economy http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-is-totally-bankrupt-french-jobs-minister-michel-sapin-embarrasses-francois-hollande-with-shocking-statement-on-state-of-the-countrys-economy-8471077.html

THE INDEPENDENT: Pulitzer-winning scientist warns wildlife face a 'biological holocaust'  www.independent.co.uk/news/pulitzerwinning-scientist-warns-wildlife-face-a-biological-holocaust-9689902.html

THE INDEPENDENT: 7 best quadcopters and drones  http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/gadgets-tech/best-quadcopters-drones-9681235.html

CBC NEWS: France's government dissolves after minister criticizes fiscal policy  http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/france-s-government-dissolves-after-minister-criticizes-fiscal-policy-1.2745752

OFFSHORE WIND: Saab Seaeye Falcon Helps Japan Harness Offshore Wind  http://www.offshorewind.biz/2014/08/22/saab-seaeye-falcon-helps-japan-harness-offshore-wind/

OFFSHORE WIND: German Wind Energy Association to Present Industry’s Strength at WindEnergy Hamburg  http://www.offshorewind.biz/2014/08/25/german-wind-energy-association-to-present-industrys-strength-at-windenergy-hamburg/

OFFSHORE WIND: Marine Ecological Surveys to Examine Seabed of Three UK Regions  http://www.offshorewind.biz/2014/08/22/marine-ecological-surveys-to-examine-seabed-of-three-uk-regions/

OFFSHORE WIND: German Wind Energy Association to Present Industry’s Strength at WindEnergy Hamburg  http://www.offshorewind.biz/2014/08/25/german-wind-energy-association-to-present-industrys-strength-at-windenergy-hamburg/

THE NEW YORKER: Vladimir Putin's Americanism at http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/11/watching-eclipse

BBJ: Should Japan restart its nuclear reactors?  http://www.bbj.hu/opinion/should-japan-restart-its-nuclear-reactors_84018

CANBERRA TIMES: Australian Tax Office decides bitcoins are assets, not currency http://www.canberratimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/australian-tax-office-decides-bitcoins-are-assets-not-currency-20140820-1063gq.html

MOTHER EARTH NEWS: More Than 36 U.S. Nuclear Reactors at Risk of Early Retirement  www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/nuclear-reactors-at-risk-of-early-retirement-zm0z1307zsal.aspx#axzz3BRipzP00

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: The Landmark file: Inside Canadian cyber-security agency’s 'target the world' strategy   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-landmark-file-inside-canadian-cyber-security-agencys-target-the-world-strategy/article20179786/

NO CAMELS: Medigus Created The World’s Smallest Camera Now Being Used By NASA Robots  http://nocamels.com/2014/08/medigus-created-the-worlds-smallest-camera-now-being-used-by-nasa-robots

NEW YORK TIMES: As Peace Talks Approach, Militants Humiliate Prisoners in Ukraine http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/world/europe/russia-ukraine.html

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: U.S. Court Overturns Law Limiting Biotech Crops on Hawaiian island   http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-court-overturns-law-limiting-biotech-crops-on-hawaiian-island/

NEW YORK TIMES: Save the Fav, Twitter’s Digital Body Language  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/save-the-fav-twitters-digital-body-language/?smid=tw-share

INSIDE BIGDATA: Solix Announces Solix Big Data Suite  http://inside-bigdata.com/2014/08/25/solix-announces-solix-big-data-suite/

MASHABLE: The Most Connected Man Is You, Just a Few Years From Now  http://mashable.com/2014/08/21/most-connected-man/

BUSINESS INSIDER: Amazon Is Turning Into Google  http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-is-google-2014-8

FCW: NSA's ICREACH, hackable scanners and the British IT influence   http://fcw.com/articles/2014/08/25/news-in-brief-august-25.aspx?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

TED: Can we prevent the end of the world?  http://www.ted.com/talks/martin_rees_can_we_prevent_the_end_of_the_world?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TEDTalks_video+%28TEDTalks+Main+%28SD%29+-+Site%29

BUSINESS INSIDER: 9 Impressive Stats About Twitch That Show Why Amazon Just Purchased It For $970 Million   http://www.businessinsider.com/statistics-about-twitch-2014-8

NEWSWEEK: Developments in Quantum Physics Are About to Transform Our Daily Lives  http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/11/developments-quantum-physics-are-about-transform-our-daily-lives-257093.html

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: James Gorman on the Future of Finance: Big Banks Will Get Bigger  http://online.wsj.com/articles/james-gorman-on-the-future-of-finance-big-banks-will-get-bigger-1404762062

LET'S CONCENTRATE ON TODAY. TECHREPUBLIC: How big data is going to help feed nine billion people by 2050  http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-big-data-is-going-to-help-feed-9-billion-people-by-2050/

YAHOO NEWS: U.S. prepares military options in Syria against Islamic State  http://news.yahoo.com/u-prepares-military-options-syria-against-islamic-state-185228103.html

YAHOO NEWS: WATCH: This Is the World’s First Self-Fueled Lawn Mower  https://www.yahoo.com/tech/douglas-kennedy-reports-on-e-mow-the-worlds-95527366604.html

YAHOO NEWS: After Ferguson, Calls Mount for Police to Wear Body Cams https://www.yahoo.com/tech/after-ferguson-calls-mount-for-police-to-wear-body-95457297604.html

YAHOO NEWS:  A Quantified Life: Former Facebook Designer Uses Tech to Track All of His Activities  https://www.yahoo.com/tech/nicholas-felton-an-information-designer-who-used-95391976679.html

POPULAR SCIENCE: Watch A Robot Ride A Hovercycle http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/watch-robot-ride-hovercycle

SCIENCE DAILY: Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts carbon dioxide to methanol, a key commodity for chemicals and fuels http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140731145414.htm?utm_content=buffer450c2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

PHYS ORG: India's maiden Mars mission one month out from red planet arrival   http://phys.org/news/2014-08-india-maiden-mars-mission-month.html

SCIENCE NEWS: Physics research removes outcome unpredictability of ultracold atomic reactions http://esciencenews.com/articles/2014/08/25/physics.research.removes.outcome.unpredictability.ultracold.atomic.reactions

SCIENCE WORLD REPORT: Scientists Uncover Evolutionary History of Honeybees  http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/16805/20140825/scientists-uncover-evolutionary-history-honeybees.htm

CANADA NOW: NASA Confrims 30 to 50% of Arctic Sea Ice Has Thinned http://www.ecanadanow.com/science/2014/08/24/nasa-confrims-30-to-50-of-arctic-sea-ice-has-thinned/

AMD looks to aid small system builders with new Power Packs   http://www.channelbuzz.ca/2014/08/amd-looks-aid-small-system-builders-new-power-packs-10539/

REUTERS:  U.S., Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept     http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/26/us-usa-china-military-idUSKBN0GP20G20140826?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter

MONET CNN: 3 reasons why Californians shun quake insurance  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/25/pf/insurance/earthquake-insurance-cost/index.html

FOX NEWS: Federal judge strikes down California gun purchase waiting period in some cases  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/25/federal-judge-strikes-down-california-gun-purchase-waiting-period-in-some-cases/?cmpid=cmty_twitter_fn

REUTERS: Exclusive: Chevron seeks up to $1.5 billion for Canadian oil project - sources  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/25/us-chevron-duvernay-investor-exclusive-idUSKBN0GP20220140825?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews

THE TELEGRAPH:  Egypt and UAE ‘launched air strikes against Libyan Islamists’  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/11055436/Egypt-and-UAE-launched-air-strikes-against-Libyan-Islamists.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL: It's Time to Take Artificial Intelligence Seriously  http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/its-time-to-take-artificial-intelligence-seriously-1408922644-lMyQjAxMTA0MDIwNTEyNDUyWj?utm_content=7488576&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

TECHDIRT: DailyDirt: Quantum Computers Are Both Here And Not Here... https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100601/0431439644/dailydirt-quantum-computers-are-both-here-not-here.shtml

BLOOMBERG: Indonesia Seen Beating Thailand in Auto Sales: Chart of the Day
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-25/indonesia-seen-beating-thailand-in-auto-sales-chart-of-the-day.html

DISCOVERY: What do you know about molecular imaging?  http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/curiosity/topics/molecular-imaging-quiz.htm?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Discovery&hootPostID=805d48796fc00ff3120729ebd896e7f6