Thursday, August 28, 2014


THE TELEGRAPH: IMF chief Christine Lagarde placed under investigation in €400m fraud and corruption case  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11058608/IMF-chief-Christine-Lagarde-placed-under-investigation-in-400m-fraud-and-corruption-case.html

CIO: Department of Labor Doing IT Consolidation, Centralization Amid Tight Budget   http://www.cio.com/article/2599254/government-use-of-it/department-of-labor-doing-it-consolidation-centralization-amid-tight-budget.html

CIO: Facebook Vows to Destroy Click Bait and the Results Could Be Shocking   http://www.cio.com/article/2599805/social-media/facebook-vows-to-destroy-click-bait-and-the-results-could-be-shocking.html

CIO: NASA Spacecraft En Route to Historic Look at Mysterious Pluto  http://www.cio.com/article/2489093/government/nasa-spacecraft-en-route-to-historic-look-at-mysterious-pluto.html

EXTREME TECH: Smartphone usage surges while PCs show startling decline in new worldwide study  http://www.extremetech.com/computing/188314-smartphone-usage-surges-while-pcs-show-startling-decline-in-new-worldwide-study

EXTREME TECH: A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/188667-a-fully-transparent-solar-cell-that-could-make-every-window-and-screen-a-power-source

ANDRES: IF THE GLOBAL CURRENT STATE OF GEOPOLITICAL AFFAIRS REMAIN AND GO ON, THERE WILL NEVER BE A TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY, BUT AN EXISTENTIAL DISRUPTIONAL SINGULARITY.

REUTERS: Exclusive: U.S. may use secrets act to stop suit against Iran sanctions group http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/us-usa-secrets-iran-idUSKBN0GS2DZ20140828

REUTERS: Chinese interceptions of U.S. military planes could intensify due to submarine base  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/us-china-usa-military-idUSKBN0GS2MZ20140828

REUTERS: Ukraine president accuses Russian soldiers of backing rebel thrust  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSKBN0GS10C20140828

REUTERS: West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/us-health-ebola-idUSKBN0GS1SU20140828

REUTERS: Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/us-samsung-elec-smartwatch-idUSKBN0GS0EK20140828

REUTERS: Ford, IBM win dismissal of 12-year lawsuit over apartheid abuses http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/us-apartheid-lawsuit-idUSKBN0GS2P120140828

LIVE SCIENCE: Wearable Tech is No Fad (Op-Ed)  http://www.livescience.com/47183-wearable-tech-is-no-fad.html

THE GUARDIAN: Five trends that show corporate responsibility is here to stay  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/five-trends-corporate-social-responsbility-global-movement

POPULAR SCIENCE: This Weird Tumbleweed Robot Might Change Planetary Exploration  http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/architectural-robot-explore-other-worlds

DER SPIEGEL:  The Auschwitz Files: Why the Last SS Guards Will Go Unpunished  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/the-german-judiciary-failed-approach-to-auschwitz-and-holocaust-a-988082.html

DER SPIEGEL:  'Yes' or 'No'? A Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote  http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/scotland-divided-ahead-of-approaching-independence-referendum-a-988064.html

DER SPIEGEL:  Factory and Lab: Israel's War Business  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/defense-industry-the-business-of-war-in-israel-a-988245.html

ISRAEL HOMELAND SECURITY: NSA’s ‘MonsterMind’ could automate cyber war http://i-hls.com/2014/08/nsas-monstermind-automate-cyber-war/

ISRAEL HOMELAND SECURITY: Cybersecurity remains a gray area for NATO  http://i-hls.com/2014/08/cybersecurity-remains-gray-area-nato/

BDC Innovation Growth Funds by Lucas Wyrsch at CAFPS Winter Event at http://www.slideshare.net/LucasWyrsch/2013-11-24winter-eventlucaslast

ANDRES: "Can We Kaisen “... the here and the now..." Notion?" http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140828231400-34427457-can-we-kaisen-the-here-and-the-now-notion

THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS MAGAZINE: The Syrian Marshall Plan http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141940/adam-heffez-and-noam-raydan/the-syrian-marshall-plan

KAI: Sorting out circulating tumor cells in the blood with sound waves http://www.kurzweilai.net/sorting-out-circulating-tumor-cells-in-the-blood-with-sound-waves

KAI: Atoms to product: aiming to make nanoscale benefits life-sized  http://www.kurzweilai.net/atoms-to-product-aiming-to-make-nanoscale-benefits-life-sized

KAI: Tissue regeneration using anti-inflammatory nanomolecules  http://www.kurzweilai.net/tissue-regeneration-using-anti-inflammatory-nanomolecules

NBC NEWS: Google's 'Project Wing' Is Testing Delivery Drones in Australia  http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/googles-project-wing-testing-delivery-drones-australia-n191536

MASHABLE: Stephen Hawking Reminds Us What Ice Bucket Challenge Is All About  http://mashable.com/2014/08/28/stephen-hawking-als/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

TECHCRUNCH: HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again  http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/hp-desperately-tries-to-be-innovative-again-with-latest-proliant-servers/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

CIO: 9 Secrets to Project Management Success  http://www.cio.com/article/2599794/project-management/9-secrets-to-project-management-success.html

POPULAR SCIENCE: The Rise Of The Crypto Phone  http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/rise-crypto-technology

BLOOMBERG: Russian Hackers Said to Loot Gigabytes of Big Bank Data  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-28/russian-hackers-said-to-loot-gigabytes-of-big-bank-data.html

EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION. THE GUARDIAN: Why targeting 4 human emotions is key to marketing sustainability http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/behavioural-insights/targeting-human-emotions-marketing-sustainability

ALPHA GALILEO: An Inconvenient Truth: Does Responsible Consumption Benefit Corporations More Than Society? http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=144764&CultureCode=en

SCIENCE DAILY: Scientists grow an organ in an animal from cells created in lab  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140825100049.htm

MDTAG: Tiny Biosensors Developed to Reveal Electrical Interaction Between Heart Muscle Cells  http://www.mdtmag.com/news/2014/08/tiny-biosensors-developed-reveal-electrical-interaction-between-heart-muscle-cells

FAST COMPANY: What Does Google's "Don't Be Evil" Actually Mean After Snowden?  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034969/what-does-googles-dont-be-evil-actually-mean-after-snowden

REUTERS: Scientists solve mystery of moving Death Valley rocks  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/29/us-usa-rocks-mystery-idUSKBN0GS2QT20140829?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews

THE ECONOMIST: CHINA IS THE LARGEST ECONOMY.  What China wants www.economist.com/news/essays/21609649-china-becomes-again-worlds-largest-economy-it-wants-respect-it-enjoyed-centuries-past-it-does-not

NEW SCIENTIST: 3D-printed books make pictures real for blind children  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329844.500-3dprinted-books-make-pictures-real-for-blind-children.html#.U__M0WMb8mw

NEW SCIENTIST: Fish reared on land replay the transition to four legs  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26109-fish-reared-on-land-replay-the-transition-to-four-legs.html#.U__ND2Mb8mw

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: The Superorganism Revolution  http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2014/5/the-superorganism-revolution

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: New Information from Ancient Genomes  http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2014/5/new-information-from-ancient-genomes

NATURE: Network Science and the Effects of Music Preference on Functional Brain Connectivity: From Beethoven to Eminem http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140828/srep06130/full/srep06130.html

NATURE: Bidirectional switch of the valence associated with a hippocampal contextual memory engram  http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13725.html

TODAY ONLINE: Driverless cars may be closer to reality  http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/driverless-cars-may-be-closer-reality

SECURITY INFO WATCH: Biometric authentication moves beyond science fiction  http://www.securityinfowatch.com/article/11670332/dr-steven-hausman-looks-at-the-strengths-and-weaknesses-of-current-biometric-authentication-technologies