Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 20, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: The Cognitive Usefulness of the Internet of Things

ZDNet: Internet of things: Poised to be a security headache? Nearly 95 percent of enterprises are at least concerned about the security of the Internet of things. Here's a look at a potential security model.

 CNNMoney: FAA can regulate drones

 CBS News: NTSB ruling rattles America's fledgling drone industry

 Wall Street Journal: GE Ventures Flies Into the Drone Business With Airware Investment

 The Guardian: Putin gives envoy cool welcome after declaring US 'wants to subjugate' Russia. The Russian president says little to John Tefft but declares the country ‘ready for practical cooperation with our American partners’

 The Independent: Is Russia flying a satellite killer around space? Unidentified Russian satellite prompts space weapon worries

 Yahoo! Maktoob News: Oil falls below $86 as oversupply, global economy worries weigh

 Washington Post: Japan recession, Europe stagnation cast pall over global economic outlook

 FINANCIAL TIMES: France warns EU investment fund will flop without ‘real money

 THE ECONOMIST: A bid to put encrypted data into a kind of time capsule gets a kick-start

 New York Times: French Nuclear Giant Areva Says Future Is Uncertain, Prompting a Sell-Off

 Forbes: Here's The Future Of Podcasting

 THE DIPLOMAT: India Needs to Join Asia’s Emerging ‘Chinese Order’

MIT Technology Review:  An Artificial Adhesive Outgrips the Gecko. Gecko-inspired adhesives can help humans climb and may provide a better grip for robotic arms in factories and in space.

 GIZMAG: Mobile phones could be charged using sound. Four years ago, we first heard about how Korean scientists had proposed using sound to charge mobile phones. They explained that it could be done via a piezoelectric effect, in which zinc oxide nanowires converted sound-caused vibrations into...more

 THE DAILY SIGNAL: Why Does Washington Want to Hide Science Data From the Public?

 Reuters: Ukraine rules out direct talks with separatists

 The Guardian: Bird flu: Ukraine bans poultry imports from UK, Germany and Netherlands. Ukraine’s state veterinary inspectorate says ban will be valid until international watchdog says countries are free from virus

 FORBES: What Does Genworth's Bad News Mean for the Future of Long-Term Care Insurance?

 Huffington Post: Three Causes Behind Mexico's Crisis of Corruption and Impunity

 Wall Street Journal: Bank of Mexico Lowers Growth Estimates

 Al Jazeera America: Mexico is teetering on the edge of the abyss. Peña Nieto’s government deflects attention as corruption and rampant violence threaten to destabilize the country

 SPACE NEWS: British Company Announces Crowdfunded Lunar Mission

 SPACE NEWS: China’s Deceptively Weak Anti-Satellite Capabilities

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: The Future of the Cities? Underground cities are the future of business

CNBC:   The future of energy: You may be walking on it.  Energy "harvesting"—where incidental energy like radio waves, heat and vibrations are harnessed for power—is not a new concept, but the technology to support the idea is getting better. Just as today the kinetic force of a swinging arm can power a wristwatch, some technologists are betting that in the future pedestrians' footsteps can light a city.

 POPULAR SCIENCE: The Future Of Antibiotics May Come From A Horse's Behind

 Financial Times: Atul Gawande’s Reith lectures on the future of medicine. “Why Do Doctors Fail”

Russia and India Report:  The future of aerospace technology is now.  Federated Satellite Systems, a radical breakthrough developed by researchers at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and partner institutions abroad, is a revolution equal to what Uber/ Yandex Taxi and Zipcar have done for the taxi and personal transportation industries.

 Voice of America: Mysterious Russian Space Object May Be Anti-Satellite Warfare Technology

 Russia Beyond the Headline: Laser warfare: Sci-fi fantasy or future reality?

“...The key message is that the only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing ... Technology is transforming every single industry ..."

 BBC News: Mexico crime and violence in numbers

New York Times:   Researchers Announce Advance in Image-Recognition Software.   Two groups of scientists, working independently, have created artificial intelligence software capable of recognizing and describing the content of photographs and videos with far greater accuracy than ever before, sometimes even mimicking human levels of understanding

 Tech Times: Google Photo Recognition Goes Beyond Objects


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