Thursday, November 13, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 14, 2014)

 BBC: Oil price falls below $80 a barrel

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: An artificial retina based on semiconductor nanorods and carbon nanotubes. An international team of researchers has combined semiconductor nanorods and carbon nanotubes to create a wireless, light-sensitive, flexible film that could potentially act in the place of a damaged retina.

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Twisted-light waves transmitted in air over a 3-kilometer path. Could significantly increase data rates for non-fiber communications and improve encryption of quantum communications

FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Whole-genome sequences of 17 of the world’s oldest living people published. Researchers unable to find genes significantly associated w/ extreme longevity

 BUSINESS INSIDER: It's warmer in Alaska than in Texas right now

 LIKE CHINA. FINANCIAL TIMES: Isis declares its own currency

 WIRED: How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Design

 CNN MONEY: Informatica Joins Deloitte on Advisory Board of Institute for Business Analytics at Indiana University Kelley School of Business. IT leader to help further develop business analytics research and curricula at Indiana University

 THE GUARDIAN: Google buys two more UK artificial intelligence startups. Company funds new computer science research partnership with Oxford University, where three of its new artificial intelligence hires will remain lecturers

 SIDNEY MORNING HERALD: Nanotechnology's next trick could be a real invisibility cloak

PHYS ORG: Patent awarded for genetics-based nanotechnology against mosquitoes, insect pests. Kansas State University researchers have developed a patented method of keeping mosquitoes and other insect pests at bay.

 NATURE: Batteries: Knowing when small is better

 BBC: Nanotechnology research recognised for making everyday easier

 THE SCIENCE TIMES: DNA 'Wires' Can Carry Electricity

 NANOTECH: Iranian Scientists Use Nanodrugs to Treat Cancer

 POPULAR MECHANICS: This startup will let you hire a pilot to fly your drone:

 FORTUNE: Permits for testing self-driving cars are a hot commodity in California

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: When Can We Expect Truly Autonomous Vehicles?

 FORBES: The Massive Economic Benefits Of Self-Driving Cars

 FORTUNE: Trains and self-driving cars, headed for a (political) collision

 FORBES: Self-Driving Cars Could Undermine British $80 Billion Rail Project

 NEW YORK TIMES: In Self-Driving Cars, a Potential Lifeline for the Disabled

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Getting streets ahead with Volvo’s driverless car

 PHYS ORG: Time for cyberattack conversation on automated cars

 INFORMATION WEEK: 10 Robots Changing The World. Driverless cars are just the beginning. Take a look at the robots we will depend on for health, work, and entertainment.

 NBC NEWS: NOAA Confirms Cyberattack 'in Recent Weeks'

 Chinese Cyberattack Hit U.S. Satellites In September, NOAA Covered It Up, Report Says

 WASHINGTON TIMES: U.S. tweaks China: Pentagon sends plane targeted in cyberattack to air show

 MOSCOW TIMES: Sunken Soviet Submarines Threaten Nuclear Catastrophe in Russia's Arctic

 MOSCOW TIMES: Oil Falls to Price That Putin Said Could Cause Collapse of Global Economy. Brent crude oil fell to a four-year low of less than $80 per barrel on Thursday, descending to the point that Russian President Vladimir Putin recently said could, if prolonged, trigger the collapse of the world...more

 DER SPIEGEL: Interview with Henry Kissinger: 'Do We Achieve World Order Through Chaos or Insight?' Henry Kissinger is the most famous and most divisive secretary of state the US has ever had. In an interview, he discusses his new book exploring the crises of our time, from Syria to Ukraine, and the...more

 JAPAN TIMES: Catalonia independence ballot hit by colossal cyberattack: president. Catalan authorities suffered a massive cyberattack while the region was voting in an independence ballot outlawed by Madrid, their leader said on Tuesday. On polling day Sunday, the regional government’s computer...more

 PHYS ORG: Sharing threat information before, during, and after a cyber-attack

 BBC: India and US reach WTO breakthrough over food

 TIME: The Cancer Breakthrough With Big Implications. Screening tumors could lead to smarter decisions about which cancer treatments will work best for individual patients

 THE SCIENCE TIMES: Stem Cell Breakthrough May be the Cure for Parkinson's

 FOREIGN POLICY: China and the United States Are Preparing for War. Despite the Obama-Xi handshake deal, the probability of confrontation will only heighten as long as the PLA remains a black box.

 USA TODAY: China hacks into U.S. weather satellite network

 BUSINESS INSIDER: China Is Finally Acting Like A Superpower — And Nobody Knows What's Going To Happen Next

 FORBES: Intel's Brian David Johnson On Building A Human Future

 FORBES: The 7 Principles Of The Future Employee

 PC WORLD: IBM shares plans for supercomputing future

 THE ECONOMIST: The Madrid government should let the Catalans have a vote—and then defeat the separatists at the polls

 CNBC: Forget currency, bitcoin's tech is the revolution

 THE GUARDIAN: The future of technology? It’s in your hands. Now that everyone owns a smartphone, technology’s advances will be imperceptible

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Horton Hears a Hadoop: Tech IPO Shows the Future of Databases. Hortonworks, a Data-Platform Maker Founded Three Years Ago, Files to Go Public

 SYRACUSE COM: What will be the most high-impact technologies of the future? (Predictions from 10 futurists, business leaders and teachers)

 FORBES: The Future Of Money

 DAILY HERALD: Why baby boomers will rule the future of technology

 BUSINESS LINE: Mercedes-Benz sees technology redefining future line of cars

 BBC: How computers change the way we learn


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