Monday, September 22, 2014

 
FUTURISM UPDATE (September 22, 2014)


THE INDEPENDENT: A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station yesterday, carrying the first 3D printer for astronauts in orbit.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/postcard-from-cape-canaveral-9747380.html

3D PRINTING:  3D Re-Printer Concept – All-in-one Plastic Recycling 3D Printer  http://3dprint.com/15103/3d-re-printer/

FOREIGN POLICY:  Stuff I didn't know: Earth's rotation affects the accuracy of long-range shells http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/09/19/stuff_i_didnt_know_earths_rotation_affects_the_accuracy_of_long_range_shells

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: How printable organs will change the future of medicine http://forumblog.org/2014/08/3d-bioprinting-changing-medicine/?utm_content=buffer52ccd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Rowbot Robot Tends to Farmers’ Fields  http://www.21stcentech.com/rowbot-robot-farmers-fields/

THE ECONOMIST:  How Alibaba measures up. China's big e-commerce site dominates its American peers. http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21619213-chinas-big-e-commerce-site-dominates-its-american-peers-how-alibaba-measures-up?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/how_alibaba_measures_up

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  What makes Switzerland so competitive?  http://forumblog.org/2014/09/makes-switzerland-competitive/?utm_content=buffer8702c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

THE ECONOMIST:  The internet of things. Home, hacked home. The perils of connected devices.  http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21606420-perils-connected-devices-home-hacked-home

THE ECONOMIST: The language of the internet of things. More and more devices are becoming connected, but will they speak the same language? http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21615067-more-and-more-devices-are-becoming-connected-will-they-speak-same 

FINANCIAL TIMES: The Connected Business. Need-to-know: A guide to the internet of things. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/daf3a2e8-bbc9-11e2-82df-00144feab7de.html

RREUTERS: Exclusive: Siemens near deal to buy Dresser-Rand - sources  www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/22/us-siemens-dresser-rand-grp-exclusive-idUSKBN0HG0RA20140922?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews

REUTERS:  Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on Islamic State militants, nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/22/us-iran-nuclear-exclusive-idUSKBN0HG0YN20140922

REUTERS: SoftBank estimates $4.6 billion gain from Alibaba listing  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/21/us-softbank-alibaba-idUSKBN0HG08A20140921

REUTERS:  Facebook's Oculus unveils new virtual reality prototype device  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/20/us-facebook-oculus-idUSKBN0HF0L120140920

REUTERS:  Rocket Internet CEO stands to lift stake via options: report  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/20/us-rocketinternet-ipo-options-idUSKBN0HF0F820140920

MORE WWIII. MOSCOW TIMES: One-Fifth of Russia's Oil Production Is at Risk Due to Sanctions http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/one-fifth-of-russia-s-oil-production-is-at-risk-due-to-sanctions/507474.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia's Banks Make 'Colossal' Efforts to Find Funding as Sanctions Bite  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-s-banks-make-colossal-efforts-to-find-funding-as-sanctions-corrode-sector/507465.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russian Strategic Bombers Approached U.S. Borders  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russian-strategic-bombers-approached-u-s-borders/507475.html

THE ECONOMIST: The internet of things (to be hacked). Hooking up gadgets to the web promises huge benefits. But security must not be an afterthought. http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21606829-hooking-up-gadgets-web-promises-huge-benefits-security-must-not-be?linkId=8786768

INC:  3 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Learn from Joan Rivers  http://www.inc.com/quora/3-things-entrepreneurs-need-to-learn-from-joan-rivers.html

CISCO:  What is the Internet of Everything?  http://www.cisco.com/web/tomorrow-starts-here/ioe/index.html

TIME:   The Next Big Thing for Tech: The Internet of Everything  http://time.com/539/the-next-big-thing-for-tech-the-internet-of-everything/

FORBES:  How The Internet Of Everything Transforms Traditional Industries  http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/2014/07/29/how-the-internet-of-everything-transforms-traditional-industries/

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  Climate targets have failed. Time to try something new http://forumblog.org/2014/07/climate-change-technology-jeffrey-sachs/?utm_content=buffere2ef3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

THE ECONOMIST: Bioethics. It's not about miracles or monsters. A hands-on look at some hard, practical questions in bioethics http://www.economist.com/node/1131202

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  ISIS Goes to Asia. Extremism in the Middle East Isn't Only Spreading West   http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142004/joseph-chinyong-liow/isis-goes-to-asia

GIZMODO: A Common Bacteria Can Be Injected Directly Into Tumors to Fight Cancer http://gizmodo.com/a-common-bacteria-can-be-injected-directly-into-tumors-1621189270

WASHINGTON POST:  The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/19/the-coming-era-of-unlimited-and-free-clean-energy/
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