Saturday, August 23, 2014


QUARTZ: Is China disguising itself as Belgium to buy US government bonds?  http://qz.com/254104/is-china-disguising-itself-as-belgium-to-buy-us-government-bonds/

QUARTZ: US airlines clock their worst delays in two decades  http://qz.com/253954/us-airlines-clock-their-worst-delays-in-two-decades/

QUARTZ: Putin’s “humanitarian” convoy dims hope for peace, and buys time for Ukraine’s separatists  http://qz.com/253835/putins-humanitarian-convoy-dims-hope-for-peace-and-buys-time-for-ukraines-separatists/

QUARTZ: While Twitter is removing the James Foley execution video, China is broadcasting it in public  http://qz.com/253905/while-twitter-is-removing-the-james-foley-execution-video-china-is-broadcasting-it-in-public/

QUARTZ: West Africa’s Ebola outbreak tests China’s commitment to the continent  http://qz.com/253706/west-africas-ebola-outbreak-tests-chinese-commitment-to-the-continent/

FASTOCOLABS: Under The Hood Of Apple's New Health Care Framework  http://www.fastcolabs.com/3034686/under-the-hood-of-apples-new-healthcare-framework?utm_source=facebook

FASTOCOLABS: New Jersey Is Testing Solar-Power Commuter Pods  http://www.fastcolabs.com/3034687/new-jersey-is-testing-solar-power-commuter-pods

FASTOCOLABS: Why Capital One Labs Is Banking On Experimentation  http://www.fastcolabs.com/3034618/why-capital-one-labs-is-banking-on-experimentation

FAST COMPANY: A Solar-Powered Oasis To Bring Food To Desert Cities  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034601/a-solar-powered-oasis-to-bring-food-to-desert-cities

BBC: Ukraine crisis: Lithuania envoy killed in Luhansk  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28901386

CYPRUS MAIL: Should Japan restart its nuclear reactors?  http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/08/22/should-japan-restart-its-nuclear-reactors/

CYPRUS MAIL: Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border   http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/08/22/ukraine-accuses-russia-of-invasion-after-aid-convoy-crosses-border-update/

REUTERS: Hamas-led gunmen execute 18 "collaborators" in Gaza  www.reuters.com/video/2014/08/22/hamas-led-gunmen-execute-18-collaborator?videoId=340744514&videoChannel=117760&channelName=World+News

REUTERS: Argentina slams U.S. judge as 'imperialist,' peso halts rout  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-argentina-debt-idUSKBN0GM0Y720140822

REUTERS: Breach at U.S. government contractor affected at least 25,000 workers  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-usa-security-contractor-cyberattack-idUSKBN0GM1TZ20140822

REUTERS: Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-iraq-security-idUSKBN0GM0L620140822

REUTERS: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen': Pentagon  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-usa-islamicstate-idUSKBN0GL24V20140822

MORE WWIII. REUTERS: U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-ukraine-crisis-aid-convoy-idUSKBN0GM0IS20140822

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Ukraine Says Russia Violated Its Border  http://online.wsj.com/articles/russia-accuses-kiev-of-deliberately-halting-humanitarian-aid-convoy-1408697601?tesla=y&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052970203858004580107110368571500.html

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Google Fiber Is Fast, but Is It Fair?  http://online.wsj.com/articles/google-fuels-internet-access-plus-debate-1408731700?mod=LS1

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Google Acquires Mechanical Engineering Firm Gecko Design http://online.wsj.com/articles/google-acquires-industrial-design-firm-gecko-design-1408729693?mod=WSJ_TechWSJD_NeedToKnow

KAI: A low-cost water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery  http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-low-cost-water-splitter-that-runs-on-an-ordinary-aaa-battery

KAI: How lizards regenerate their tails: researchers discover genetic ‘recipe’  http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-lizards-regenerate-their-tails-researchers-discover-genetic-recipe

KAI: Delivery by drone: will it work?  http://www.kurzweilai.net/delivery-by-drone-will-it-work

SHOEBEAT: Russian Government Gets Sick Of Muslim Violence, And Has Police Officers Search Any Veiled Women And Islamic Schools  http://shoebat.com/2014/08/19/russian-government-gets-sick-muslim-violence-police-officers-search-veiled-women-islamic-schools/

33RD SQUARE: Fully 3D Printed Car Close to Being Completed Read more: http://www.33rdsquare.com/2014/08/fully-3d-printed-car-close-to-being.html#ixzz3B9zLqJUQ

33RD SQUARE: What Industry Experts Expect for the Future of Robotics Read more: http://www.33rdsquare.com/2014/08/what-industry-experts-expect-for-future.html#ixzz3B9zz6SOd

33RD SQUARE:  Frank Boehm Looks At the Future of Nanomedicine Read more: http://www.33rdsquare.com/2014/08/frank-boehm-looks-at-future-of.html#ixzz3BA0Cn7Vo

33RD SQUARE: Danny Hillis on The Evolution of Thinking Machines Read more: http://www.33rdsquare.com/2014/08/danny-hillis-on-evolution-of-thinking.html#ixzz3BA0UETWt

A.I. IS INSANELY LETHAL. VENTURE BEAT: Elon Musk calls Artificial Intelligence ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’ http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/03/elon-musk-calls-artificial-intelligence-potentially-more-dangerous-than-nukes/

VENTUREBEAT: Facebook messaging + payments + Connect = a bad headache for PayPal http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/22/facebook-messaging-payments-connect-a-bad-headache-for-paypal/

NEWS SKY: Search Terms Show Rich And Poor's Digital Divide  http://news.sky.com/story/1321813/search-terms-show-rich-and-poors-digital-divide

INDIA TIMES: How Wall Street banks are looking to woo and retain young talent  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/global-markets/how-wall-street-banks-are-looking-to-woo-and-retain-young-talent/articleshow/40681683.cms

HARVARD GAZETTE: The 1,000-robot swarm http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/08/the-1000-robot-swarm/

CNN: CHINESE FIGHTERS CHALLENGING U.S. FIGHTERS IN THE CHINA SEA.

WASHINGTON POST: The next space race is for a rental car into orbit  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2014/08/21/the-next-space-race-is-for-a-rental-car-into-orbit/?tid=trending_strip_3&utm_content=bufferf8a95&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

WASHINGTON POST: NATO condemns Moscow’s aid convoy, says Russian artillery is firing at Ukrainian army http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russian-humanitarian-convoy-enters-ukraine-despite-warnings/2014/08/22/7b14fa8e-29e1-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html

MOSCOW TIMES: Crackdown on McDonald's Spreads Across Russia  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/crackdown-on-mcdonald-s-spreads-across-russia/505727.html

MOSCOW TIMES: Million-Man Army of Programmers Won't Free Russia From Western Software  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/government-s-plans-to-replace-foreign-software-overlook-the-facts/505413.html

NEW YORKER: Watching the Eclipse  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/11/watching-eclipse

DELOITTE: A New Approach to Analytics Deployments  http://deloitte.wsj.com/cio/2014/08/19/a-new-approach-to-analytics-deployments/

BUSINESS INSIDER: Google May Be Working On A Way To Make Google Glass Actually Look Normal Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-glass-design-patent-2014-8#ixzz3BAMkeTSK

BUSINESS WIRE: Current Telemedicine Technology Could Mean Big Savings  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140811005129/en/Current-Telemedicine-Technology-Big-Savings#.U_fTpWMb8mw

BSL BLOG: Sustainable Finance in Switzerland  http://bsl-blog.org/2014/08/14/sustainable-finance-in-switzerland/

NEWWSWEEK: 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

BUSINESSWEEK: Fighting Cancer With Scorpion and Honeybee Venom  http://www.newsweek.com/fighting-cancer-scorpion-and-honeybee-venom-265962

HS TODAY: DARPA Announces Challenge to Curb Spread of Infectious Diseases  http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/daily-news-analysis/single-article/darpa-announces-challenge-to-curb-spread-of-infectious-diseases/608962c1c9b68e64ab2b524c9d8bea1b.html

NOVA NEST: Modified Flesh-Eating Bacteria Could Be the Next Cancer Treatment  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/body/modified-flesh-eating-bacteria-next-cancer-treatment/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=nova_next

WALL STREET JOURNAL: European Rights Court Delivers Split Yukos Ruling  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424053111904194604576582142899283926

BLOOMBERG: Bitcoin Exchanger Must Face Charges Related to Silk Road  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/bitcoin-exchanger-must-face-charges-related-to-silk-road.html

WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL: Step aside, fighters: DARPA wants to make ground vehicles disappear  http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/fedbiz_daily/2014/08/step-aside-fighters-darpa-wants-to-make-ground.html

WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL: Costco will expand its online presence, but don’t expect next-day delivery http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/08/costco-will-expand-its-online-presence-but-don-t.html

IARPA: Prepare to Be Shocked  http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/newsroom/iarpa-in-the-news/2014/290-prepare-to-be-shocked

IARPA: The IC wants a peek at the future of your brain  http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/newsroom/iarpa-in-the-news/2014/288-the-ic-wants-a-peek-at-the-future-of-your-brain

DARPA:     Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/08/22.aspx

IARPA: IARPA Peeks Into The Future of Your Brain  http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/newsroom/iarpa-in-the-news/2014/295-govtransformer-iarpa-peeks-into-the-future-of-your-brain

DARPA: CHIKV Challenge Asks Teams to Forecast the Spread of Infectious Disease  http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/08/15.aspx

IARPA: Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3)  http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/research-programs/c3/baa

ENTREPRENEUR TECH: The 5 Problems Google Will Face in the Next 10 Years http://entm.ag/1qmOg4x 

NASA: NASA Selects 26 Space Biology Research Proposals  http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-selects-26-space-biology-research-proposals/#.U_fX1WMb8mw

NASA: Microgravity Research Breaks Down How to Build Better Bones  http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/CBTM/#.U_fYbGMb8mw

ASSOCIATED PRESS: More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could have hacking software in their cash registers, U.S. government says: http://apne.ws/1scDr7v

NASA: Voyager Map Details Neptune's Strange Moon Triton  http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/voyager/triton-20140821/#.U_fYuGMb8mw

BLOOMBERG: China's Hack of 4.5 Million U.S. Medical Records? This Chart Will Make You Sick  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/china-s-hack-of-4-5-million-u-s-medical-records-this-chart-will-make-you-sick.html

BLOOMBERG: China's Cyber Warriors Keep Clicking at Taiwan Shows Reality of Detente http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/china-s-cyber-warriors-keep-clicking-at-taiwan.html

OXFORD UNIVERSITY: Neanderthals 'overlapped' with modern humans for up to 5,400 years http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2014-08-20-neanderthals-overlapped-modern-humans-5400-years

In Common: Apaches, Iroquis, Redskins, Cherokees, Hopis, Coyotes, Siouxes, Navajos, Omahas, , etc.? https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140823001157-34427457-what-do-all-of-them-have-in-common-apaches-iroquis-redskins-cherokees-hopis-coyotes-siouxes-navajos-omahas-wyandottes-zunis-amishes-etc

GERMANY, CHINA & RUSSIA DO. OXFORD UNIVERSITY: Did love begin in the Middle Ages? http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/arts-blog/did-love-begin-middle-ages

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: GPS is recording the drying of the landscape caused by the drought: http://on.natgeo.com/1q5P80f

FORBES: The Perils of the Federal Reserve's Dual Mission:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardepstein/2014/08/22/the-perils-of-the-federal-reserves-dual-mission-the-fed-has-its-hands-full-with-monetary-policy-even-if-it-backs-off-its-fruitless-efforts-to-improve-the-job-market/

RED ANALYSIS: Arabs face a deep crisis of statehood http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2014/Aug-20/267750-arabs-face-a-deep-crisis-of-statehood.ashx#axzz3AyCovs4n

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression - http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/breastfeeding-linked-to-lower-risk-of-postnatal-depression#sthash.gJbKcTUU.dpuf

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Mind and body: Scientists identify immune system link to mental illness - http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/mind-and-body-scientists-identify-immune-system-link-to-mental-illness#sthash.sPxwEy42.dpuf

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: “Trojan horse” treatment could beat brain tumours  http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/trojan-horse-treatment-could-beat-brain-tumours

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Gene increases risk of breast cancer to one in three by age seventy -  http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/gene-increases-risk-of-breast-cancer-to-one-in-three-by-age-seventy#sthash.h3nNz8bQ.dpuf

YALE UNIVERSITY: Yale’s cool molecules are a hot item  http://news.yale.edu/2014/08/20/yale-s-cool-molecules-are-hot-item

THE BEAKER: As Research Budgets Dwindle, Scientists and Universities Turn to the Crowd http://thebeaker.org/post/95196134549/as-research-budgets-dwindle-scientists-and

ENGINEERING: Irish Researchers Create Wearable Sensors Using Rubber Bands  http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8315/Irish-Researchers-Create-Wearable-Sensors-Using-Rubber-Bands.aspx

MEDICAL PRESS: Living forever may never be possible, study says http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-08-living-forever-may-never-be.html

MIT NEWS: Delivery by drone http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/algorithm-monitors-delivery-drones-0821

MIT NEWS: Unlocking the potential of simulation software http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/startup-faster-3d-engineering-software-0821

MIT NEWS: Solving the polar climate conundrum  http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/solving-polar-climate-conundrum

HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Are failing bees our warning sign? http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/08/are-failing-bees-our-warning-sign/

HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Targeting teacher tenure http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/08/targeting-teacher-tenure/

Johns Hopkins University: Johns Hopkins Mathematician Receives NSF Grant for Innovative Brain Research  http://releases.jhu.edu/2014/08/21/johns-hopkins-mathematician-receives-nsf-grant-for-innovative-brain-research/

Johns Hopkins University: New Milky Way Maps Help Solve Stubborn Interstellar Material Mystery  http://releases.jhu.edu/2014/08/14/new-milky-way-maps-help-solve-stubborn-interstellar-material-mystery/

UC Berkeley News: Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/07/29/vision-correcting-displays/

CALTECH: Programmed to Fold: RNA Origami http://www.caltech.edu/content/programmed-fold-rna-origami

CALTECH: Study of Aerosols Stands to Improve Climate Models  http://www.caltech.edu/content/study-aerosols-stands-improve-climate-models

CALTECH: Looking Forward to 2020 . . . on Mars  http://www.caltech.edu/content/looking-forward-2020-mars

CALTECH: Biology Made Simpler With "Clear" Tissues  http://www.caltech.edu/content/biology-made-simpler-clear-tissues

CALTECH: Corals Provide Clues for Climate Change Research  http://www.caltech.edu/content/corals-provide-clues-climate-change-research

CALTECH: Neuroeconomists Confirm Warren Buffett's Wisdom  http://www.caltech.edu/content/neuroeconomists-confirm-warren-buffetts-wisdom

"How Not To Think Correctly!" by @SciCzar on @LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140823014636-34427457-how-not-to-think-correctly

GOOGLE NEWS: Faster high-speed internet arrives in Renfrew County  http://www.obj.ca/Local/2014-08-22/article-3843697/Faster-high-speed-internet-arrives-in-Renfrew-County/1

THE VANCOUVER SUN: Vancouver firm wiring cars with intelligence http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Vancouver+firm+wiring+cars+with+intelligence/10141060/story.html#ixzz3BBC95ZZ5

FORBES: Internet of Things By The Numbers: Market Estimates And Forecasts  http://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2014/08/22/internet-of-things-by-the-numbers-market-estimates-and-forecasts/