Sunday, November 23, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 24, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 FORBES: How Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum In Manufacturing

 CNN: Wireless electricity? It's here

 BBC NEWS: Scientists develop thought-controlled gene switch

 GIZMODO: SpaceX Is Testing Autonomous Space Rocket Landing Ships

 Huffington Post: Are Mini-Drones the Future?

 UNIVERSE TODAY: Elusive Dark Matter Could Be Detected with GPS Satellites

 EXTREME TECH: Google X reveals Project Wing, autonomous drones that can deliver things ‘in just a minute or two’

 NATURE: Autonomous drones flock like birds. Copters can arrange in formation and coordinate flight patterns without central control.

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: General Motors Reportedly Launching Cars That Detect Distracted Driving

CIO:   The Dangers of Dark Data and How to Minimize Your Exposure. Structured data, like content in a database, is relatively easy to manage. However, confidential or sensitive unstructured information -- log archives and other untagged, non-inventoried data -- presents a real challenge to CIOs. Find out why 'dark data' can be a security risk and how you can protect your organization.

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Spacetime Is Not Necessarily Continuous

 MIT NEWS: Two sensors in one. Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases.

 TECH CRUNCH: Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift

 ZDNet: The myth of technology convergence

Risk Science Center: Framing Emerging Technologies. How do we chart a path forward toward the effective and responsible development and use of new technologies? For the next two years, the World Economic Forum Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies will be tackling this and other questions as it develops ways of supporting informed decisions on technology innovation in today’s rapidly changing world.

 NIPPON COM: Charting the Future with Big Data

Economic Times:  US President Barack Obama has felicitated Indian-American scientist Thomas Kailath with the top presidential medal for transformative contributions to the fields of science and technology.   "Thomas Kailath came to this country from India at the age of 22, with a research assistantship that took him to MIT, and then Stanford, where he made critical contributions in information theory and statistics, and mentored more than 100 scholars along the way," Obama said.

 Look To The Stars: Internationally renowned primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall DBE has spoken out against the suffering of primates at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPI) in Germany.

 CBS Local: UC Davis Researchers Erase Specific Memories In Mice Using Pulses Of Light

CBS Local: UC Davis Researchers Erase Specific Memories In Mice Using Pulses Of Light

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The Myth of the Caliphate. The Political History of an Idea

Foreign Affairs:   Golden Rule. Why Beijing Is Buying. If China were to convert a relatively modest part of its $4 trillion foreign exchange reserves into gold, the country’s currency could take on unexpected strength in today’s international financial system. It would be a gamble, of course, for China to use part of its reserves to buy enough gold bullion to displace the United States from its position as the world’s largest holder of monetary gold. (As of spring 2014, U.S. holdings amounted to $328 billion.)

 BUSINESS INSIDER: South Korea Is Caught Between Cheap Chinese Goods And A Plunging Japanese Yen

 Phys.Org: After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal

 PCWorld: As Moore's Law approaches 50, Intel's battling to keep up

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Long heralded internet of things comes of age

 WEB: The Internet of Me: Creating a Personalized Web Experience

 WIRED: The Internet of Anything: The Little Box That Hooks Your Old Car Up to the Internet

 GIZMAG: Drone delivery nets could be the mailboxes of the future

 BLOOMBERG: China Needs 1,000 Nuclear Reactors to Fulfill Its Climate Pledge

 BUSINESS INSIDER: PUTIN: We're Stronger Than Everybody

 THE ECONOMIST: Why heroin has made a comeback in America


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