Friday, August 22, 2014


THE TELEGRAPH:  British woman vows to become first female to behead western prisoner in Syria http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11049663/British-woman-vows-to-become-first-female-to-behead-western-prisoner-in-Syria.html

INC: The Most Powerful Ways to Start a Presentation  http://www.inc.com/sims-wyeth/all-s-well-that-begins-well-the-power-of-first-impressions.html

THE TELEGRAPH: Google removes link to Telegraph story on Asbo teenager  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11047837/Google-removes-link-to-Telegraph-story-on-Asbo-teenager.html

THE TELEGRAPH: Would you pay £140 a year for an ad-free web?  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11047801/Would-you-pay-140-a-year-for-an-ad-free-web.html

WFS: Better Photosynthesis Through Science  http://www.wfs.org/futurist/2014-issues-futurist/september-october-2014-vol-48-no-5/better-photosynthesis-through-scien

NEW SCIENTIST: Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329831.400-young-blood-to-be-used-in-ultimate-rejuvenation-trial.html#.U_ZmPWMb8mw

REUTERS: JPMorgan customers targeted in email phishing campaign  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/21/us-cybercrime-jpmorgan-spam-idUSKBN0GL20R20140821

REUTERS: In Iraq, U.S. is spending millions to blow up captured American war machines http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/18/how-much-it-costs-the-u-s-to-blow-up-captured-u-s-military-hardware-in-iraq/

IEEE SPECTRUM: A Research Team Looks to Nanotechnology to Fight Ebola Virus  http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/biomedical/devices/nanotechnology-to-fight-ebola-virus/?utm_source=techalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=082114

NEW YORK TIMES: Theaters in China Screen Movies, and Viewers’ Text Messages  http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/20/theaters-in-china-screen-movies-and-viewers-text-messages/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

NEW YORK TIMES: New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/business/new-era-in-safety-when-cars-talk-to-one-another.html

QUARTZ: What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet  http://qz.com/252456/what-it-feels-like-to-be-the-last-generation-to-remember-life-before-the-internet/

IBM RESEARCH: Cognitive computing  http://www.research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/index.shtml#fbid=BzHjcYm_pMg

KAI: Remote-controlled cyborg moth ‘biobots’ to monitor emergency-response operations  http://www.kurzweilai.net/remote-controlled-cyborg-moth-biobots-to-monitor-emergency-response-operations

KAI: Graphene rubber bands: flexible, low-cost body sensors  http://www.kurzweilai.net/graphene-rubber-bands-flexible-low-cost-body-sensors

KAI: Engineering new bone growth with coated tissue scaffolds  http://www.kurzweilai.net/engineering-new-bone-growth-with-coated-tissue-scaffolds

THE TELEGRAPH: Sea plankton 'found living outside International Space Station'  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/11049504/Sea-plankton-found-living-outside-International-Space-Station.html?fb

POLITICO: Chuck Hagel: ISIL ‘beyond anything that we’ve seen’  http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/chuck-hagel-isil-defense-james-foley-110241.html?hp=t1

BLOOMBERG: S&P 500 Tops Record, Nears 2,000 Amid Confidence in Fed http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/u-s-stock-index-futures-rise-with-s-p-500-near-record.html

BLOOMBERG: Argentina’s Bond Swap Plan Called Illegal by U.S. Judge  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/argentina-ordered-by-u-s-judge-not-to-pay-foreign-bonds.html

BLOOMBERG: Israel Airstrike Kills Three Hamas Commanders in Gaza Strip  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/israeli-air-strike-kills-three-hamas-commanders-in-gaza-strip.html

BLOOMBERG: Millennial Bankers Get Raises as Firms Fight Defections  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/millennial-bankers-get-raises-as-firms-fight-defections.html

CBS: Energy Roundup: GE Catching Vestas, Venezuela's Cash-Strapped Blues, and More http://www.cbsnews.com/news/energy-roundup-ge-catching-vestas-venezuelas-cash-strapped-blues-and-more/

BLOOMBERG: Chinese Hackers Vacuum Data From U.S. Health Industry   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/chinese-hackers-vacuum-data-from-u-s-health-industry.html

CBS: New hack could steal personal information from Gmail, other popular apps http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-hack-could-steal-personal-information-from-gmail-other-popular-apps/

BLOOMBERG: Ukraine Deaths Mount as Fighting With Rebels Intensifies http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/ukraine-deaths-mount-as-fighting-with-rebels-intensifies.html

CBS: Watch out, cyber-bullies: Kids have new tools to fight back  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/watch-out-cyber-bullies-kids-have-new-tools-to-fight-back/

CBS: California drought stings bees, honey production  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-drought-stings-bees-honey-production/

CBS: Alstom Secures Its First Wind Energy Contract In Poland  http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/02/alstom-secures-first-wind-energy-contract-poland/

CHINA DAILY: Telegram good gesture from Pope to China  http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/

CHINA DAILY: New rules mulled for the auto industry  http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2014-08/21/content_18462352.htm

USA TODAY: Sprint unveils new unlimited data, talk and text plan http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2014/08/21/sprint-announces-unlimited-data-pricing/14392159/

USA TODAY: Scientists find life half a mile below Antarctic ice  http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/08/21/newser-scientists-life-antarctic-ice/14383925/

USA TODAY: Barnes and Noble teams with Samsung on Nook tablet  http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/08/20/barnes-noble-samsung-tablet/14334639/

PHYS.ORG: Scientists uncover clues to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors  http://phys.org/news/2014-08-scientists-uncover-clues-role-magnetism.html

USA TODAY MONEY: Distressed borrowers targeted in BofA settlement http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/21/bank-of-america-settlement-consumer-relief/14387757/

BUSINESSWEEK: Ebola Threatens to Hobble Three Countries, $13 Billion in GDP http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-21/ebola-outbreak-west-african-economies-face-devastation

BUSINESSWEEK: How to Survive the Data Breach Vortex (Don’t Look Now, But It’s Right Behind You) http://www.businessweek.com/sponsor/article?mvi=843e481b52c144ac90441f1654c7c416#!/

BUSINESSWEEK: The $15M Super-Stealth Warship the Military Doesn't Own  http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2014-08-20/the-15m-super-stealth-warship-the-military-doesnt-own#r=hpm-s

BUSINESSWEEK: How Facebook Redesigns for a Billion Users  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-20/facebooks-product-design-director-redesign-for-1-billion-users#r=hpt-ls

BUSINESSWEEK: Bank of America Set to Pay $17 Billion to End Crisis Probes  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-20/bank-of-america-set-to-pay-17-billion-to-end-crisis-probes#r=hpf-s

YAHOO NEWS: Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola  http://news.yahoo.com/officials-visit-liberian-ebola-clinics-102715410.html

CNN MONEY: Hospital network's failure led to massive hack http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/technology/security/heartbleed-hostpital/index.html?iid=SF_T_Lead

CNN MONEY: I created 7 jobs and the U.S. tried to deport me  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/smallbusiness/startup-visa-immigration/index.html?iid=SF_T_River

CNN MONEY: Notorious patent troll company lays off 19% of workforce  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/20/technology/intellectual-ventures-layoffs/index.html?iid=SF_T_River

CNN MONEY: Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/technology/security/ups-store-data-hack/index.html?iid=SF_T_River

CNN MONEY: Wal-Mart slashes prices on 5S and 5C ahead of iPhone 6 launch  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/technology/mobile/walmart-iphones/index.html?iid=SF_T_River

3d-PRINT: First Entirely 3D Printed Estate is Coming to NY, Including a 3D Printed 2400 Sqft House, Pool & More http://3dprint.com/12034/3d-printed-house-pool-ny/

CNN: Where you can get blazing-fast Internet speeds  http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/technology/fast-internet-speeds/index.html

CNN: Body scanner's problem: Fails to detect guns   http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/21/technology/rapiscan-gun/index.html

BBC: Cryopreservation: ‘I will be frozen when I die’  www.bbc.com/future/story/20140821-i-will-be-frozen-when-i-die?utm_content=buffera8f17&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

MASHABLE: Report: Tesla OS Update Could Let You Start the Model S With an iPhone  http://mashable.com/2014/08/21/tesla-model-s-iphone/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mashable%2Ftech+%28Mashable+%C2%BB+Tech%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-Tech-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

WIRED: March 8, 1918: Killer Influenza  http://archive.wired.com/thisdayintech/2011/03/0308spanish-flu-1918-great-influenza/

IEET: Indefinite Lifespan and Risk Aversion: A Short-Lived Problem  http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/carmstrong20140821

BBC: Aircraft to be given 'human-like skin' to sense damage  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28881748

AN WAIT UNTIL THE HACKERS OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS. BBC: UPS branches hit by data breach http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28879689

IEET: Intracortical Recording Devices  http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/swan20140821

BBC: Neuroscience: ‘I built a brain decoder'  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140717-i-can-read-your-mind

BBC: Human hibernation: Secrets behind the big sleep  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140505-secrets-behind-the-big-sleep

YAHOO: 5 Brain Myths That Won't Go Away  https://www.yahoo.com/health/5-brain-myths-that-wont-go-away-92839871807.html

BBC: Reading the minds of the ‘dead’  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140421-inside-the-minds-of-the-dead

BBC: The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140704-i-bring-the-dead-back-to-life

CERN: CERN and UNESCO celebrate the anniversary of the signature of the CERN Convention  http://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2014/07/cern-and-unesco-celebrate-anniversary-signature-cern-convention

CERN: CERN supports new business incubation centre in The Netherlands  http://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2014/06/cern-supports-new-business-incubation-centre-netherlands

CERN: CERN experiments report new Higgs boson measurements  http://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2014/06/cern-experiments-report-new-higgs-boson-measurements

CERN: CERN openlab publishes a whitepaper on future IT challenges in scientific research  http://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2014/05/cern-openlab-publishes-whitepaper-future-it-challenges-scientific-research

MOTHERBOARD: Scientists Found a Way to Email Brain Waves  http://motherboard.vice.com/read/scientists-found-a-way-to-email-brainwaves

REUTERS: U.S. federal prosecutors questioning GM lawyers on vehicle recalls: source http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-gm-recall-lawyers-idUSKBN0GM02A20140822

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Did humans wipe out the Neanderthals? Maybe not.  http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0821/Did-humans-wipe-out-the-Neanderthals-Maybe-not

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Paleo-escargot? Humans living 30,000 years ago dined on snails, say archaeologists.  http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0821/Paleo-escargot-Humans-living-30-000-years-ago-dined-on-snails-say-archaeologists

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Octopuses' color-changing skin inspires new type of camouflage  http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0819/Octopuses-color-changing-skin-inspires-new-type-of-camouflage

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Is there really plankton clinging to the outside of the space station? http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0821/Is-there-really-plankton-clinging-to-the-outside-of-the-space-station

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Microbes thrive below Antarctic ice. A hint of life elsewhere in solar system?  http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0820/Microbes-thrive-below-Antarctic-ice.-A-hint-of-life-elsewhere-in-solar-system

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: A Broken Promise? What the West Really Told Moscow About NATO Expansion http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141845/mary-elise-sarotte/a-broken-promise

CNN: 10 ways mobile technology will save your life in the future  http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/25/business/10-ways-mobile-technology-will-save-your-life

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: EBay considering spinning off PayPal: report http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/ebay-considering-spinning-off-paypal-report/article20151268/

THE LOCAL: US tax crackdown hits Swiss private banks  http://www.thelocal.ch/20140820/us-tax-crackdown-hits-swiss-private-banks

THE LOCAL: Novartis signs global deal for TB treatment  http://www.thelocal.ch/20140820/novartis

THE LOCAL: Credit Suisse involved in Portuguese bank troubles  http://www.thelocal.ch/20140819/credit-suisse-involved-in-portuguese-bank-troubles

THE LOCAL: German journalists arrested in Ferguson  http://www.thelocal.de/20140819/german-journalists-held-in-ferguson-unrest

THE LOCAL: Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace  http://www.thelocal.se/20140815/sweden-celebrates-200-years-of-peace

SWISS INFO: Type 1 diabetes could be reversible  http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimedia/type-1-diabetes-could-be-reversible/40562528

SWISS INFO: Papers sympathise with Swiss sanctions ‘dilemma’ on Russia  http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/papers-sympathise-with-swiss-sanctions--dilemma--on-russia/40554040

SWISS INFO: Golden Gate follows Bern’s lead with suicide nets http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/golden-gate-follows-bern-s-lead-with-suicide-nets/40525962

SWISS INFO: 1914: how war changed Swiss life http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/1914--how-war-changed-swiss-life/38367288

FINANCIAL TIMES: Investors reverse out of Chinese car stocks http://on.ft.com/1tr16Tv