Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 30, 2014)

WIRED: Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data

 YAHOO: Volkswagen says to launch over 20 electric vehicle models in China

"The fall of the Roman Empire, and the equally (if not more) advanced Han, Mauryan, and Gupta Empires, as well as so many advanced Mesopotamian Empires, are all testimony to the fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex, and creative civilizations can be both fragile and impermanent."

THE GUARDIAN: Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system

THE GUARDIAN: Antares rocket on ISS resupply mission explodes seconds after launch. Private unmanned craft carrying supplies for International Space Station crashes and burns on Nasa launchpad in Virginia. Antares disaster is stark reminder of ‘incredible dangers’ of spaceflight

 THE INDEPENDENT: Nasa Antares rocket explodes just seconds after takeoff. A Nasa rocket headed for the International Space Station exploded moments after lift off on Tuesday.

 HP: HP 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion™ technology. HP Thermal Inkjet printing is going 3D, opening up new possibilities beyond existing technologies to enable a whole new vision for the future of 3D printing.

GREENTECH: GE Government Affairs Director: Midwest Wind Can Compete. Without a Federal Tax Credit. GE Government Affairs Director: Midwest Wind Can Compete Without a Federal Tax Credit. However, the company still wants to see the PTC extended through next year to buy time for a “multi-year phaseout.”

 KAI: Google X plans to use magnetic nanoparticles and wearable sensor to detect diseases

KAI: ‘Data smashing’ could automate discovery, untouched by human hands

 FAST COMPANY: The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's Closed Doors. Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does--and how it thinks.

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Meet the Google X Life Sciences Team

 CIO: Report: Criminals Use Shellshock Against Mail Servers to Build Botne

 COMPUTERWORLD: Smarter algorithms will power our future digital lives. Baidu researcher says next-gen deep-learning algorithms will feed search, IoT, robotic devices.

 BBC: High milk diet 'may not cut risk of bone fractures'

 THE GUARDIAN: The future of business lies in people, not profit

 SLATE: Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future?

 AEON: How plagues really work. The next pandemic will erupt, not from the jungle, but from the disease factories of hospitals, refugee camps and cities

 TED AND SIR MARTIN REES PhD: Can we prevent the end of the world?

 As Afghanistan looks for investment, China eyes stability

 THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Reinventing cement: a potential game-changer for the planet. A concrete example of massive carbon reduction could result from rearranging the building material’s molecules

 THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Why do so many Canadian businesses fear cloud computing?

THE ATLANTIC: What schools and teachers can learn from one of YouTube's most popular science stars

 INFOWORLD: Gartner: Seven cloud-computing security risks

CIO:  Cloud Migrations Require Big Changes in IT Staffing

 THE ECONOMIST: Sales of gluten-free food and drink there have surged from $5.4 billion to $8.8 billion over the past two years

 THE ECONOMIST: Pakistan's stockmarket is booming

SPEROFORUM: $50 billion nuclear fusion reactor under construction. International nuclear fusion reactor under construction in France won't begin operation until 2027, but Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works claims they will place a fusion reactor on the back of a truck in ten years.

COMPUTERWORLD: Review: The new Da Vinci all-in-one 3D scanner/printer

 ENGADGET: Dabbling in the future of payment: A week of Apple Pay and Google Wallet

 FORBES: What Google's Knowledge Graph Means For The Future Of Search

FRANCE IN DEEP TROUBLE. FRANCE 24 Russia says France due to hand over first warship November 14

 BLOOMBERG: While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar


 PHYS ORG: A new spin on virtual reality helps engineers read robots' minds

 GIGAOM: If you don’t like algorithmic filters, you’re probably not going to like the future of Twitter


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