Monday, February 23, 2015

FUTURISM UPDATE (February 25, 2015)    

PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY:  Stephen Hawking: “The Absence of Event Horizons Means There are No Black Holes"

THE NEW YORKER:  How to Live Forever

THE TELEGRAPH:  The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

MIT NEWS:  Radio chip for the “Internet of things”.  Circuit that reduces power leakage when transmitters are idle could greatly extend battery life.

MIT NEWS:  How brain waves guide memory formation. Neurons hum at different frequencies to tell the brain which memories it should store.

MIT NEWS:  Fibers made by transforming materials.  New approach could enable low-cost silicon devices in fibers that could be made into fabrics.

FORBES:  What Would Orwell and Huxley Think About Big Data?

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  With Big Data, HR Departments Too Often Get Short Shrift

FORBES:  Four Big Priorities For Implementing Next Generation Big Data Analytics

MEDICAL XPRESS:  3D-printed guides can help restore function in damaged nerves

LIVE SCIENCE:  4 Misconceptions About 'Big Data' You Can Stop Believing (Op-Ed)

NEW YORK TIMES:  Bringing Big Data to the Fight Against Benefits Fraud

GIGAOM:  For now, Spark looks like the future of big data

COMPUTER BUSINESS REVIEW:  Alteryx planning to democratise Big Data

NEW YORK TIMES:  IBM, G.E. and Others Create Big Data Alliance

ZDNET:  Oracle updates big data portfolio, aims to be 'visual face of Hadoop'

CNN:  The big dangers of 'big data'

FORBES:  Seven Potential Potholes To Avoid On The Way To Big Data Success

THE ECONOMIST:  Older people have always worried that the young are not taking proper care of language

INC-COM:  Here's how to build an online presence for your personal brand on the cheap

KPMG:   Emerging Technology Risk network launches video series on achieving tangible benefits from emerging tech

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:  Shocks and surprises are coming, and we need to build critical infrastructure systems that can weather them.

KNIGHT FOUNDATION:  Global Impact Competition-#Miami seeks big ideas for addressing sea level rise in South Florida

BBC:  Greece unveils eurozone reforms

FORBES:  The fattest dividends on the planet

RAND CORPORATION:  #RestorativeJustice emphasizes repairing harm caused by misbehavior. Can this approach reduce #school suspensions?

MEW SCIENTIST:  An injection and a dash of exercise could be the secret to keeping trim

GIGAOM:  HP reorgs cloud business as Marten Mickos cedes key responsibilities

WIRED:  The subatomic particles streaming out of black holes can inform us about how galaxies are formed

FINANCIAL TIMES:  HSBC still ahead of banking peers

WASHINGTON POST:  Stephen Hawking says that "aggression," humanity’s greatest vice, will destroy civilization

THE ECONOMIST:  Schumpeter: In the battle for software talent, other industries can learn from Silicon Valley

IEEE SPECTRUM:  Wearable Vitals Tracker: A new armband equipped with organic printed circuits can harvest solar energy, take y... \

INFORMATION WEEK:  7 Emerging Technologies IT Should Study Now

MIT SLOAN:  How to Hold an Innovation Contest  @Inc

MIT TECH REVIEW:  "Pressure is on to use biotech to study many genomes at once and begin to compare genetic data with medical records."

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Warm weather in Asia may have spurred Black Death outbreaks in Europe

THE GUARDIAN:  UK robotics experts developing 'smart trousers'

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW:  Nano-Manufacturing Makes Steel 10 Times Stronger.  A new way to produce metals could have wide-ranging effects.

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW:  The Face Detection Algorithm Set To Revolutionize Image Search.  The ability to spot faces from any angle, and even when partially occluded, has always been a uniquely human capability. Not any more.

MIT NEWS:  Taking technology from the lab to the patient.  Daniel Anderson wants to bring advances in drug delivery and biomaterials to the clinic.

LINKEDIN: The State of the Future (February 18, 2015 Update!)

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  Fecal transplants could up the risk of obesity onset, if the samples come from an obese donor.

TECHCRUNCH: Elemental Path Debuts The First Toys Powered By IBM Watson

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  Innovative technique replaces approximately 10 percent of the liver with healthy cells from a deceased donor.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  A burgeoning technology known as visible light communication could someday carry wireless data in the same light that illuminates a room using “smart lighting.”

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Party on. Really. Study finds that group social activity prevents cognitive decline more than even one-on-one interactions.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: New report evaluates the impacts of coal pollution on our respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems.

INC-COM:  7 Habits of The World's Richest People


FASTCO DESIGN:   Why Samsung Design Stinks. Blame Steve Jobs Syndrome.

PHYS-ORG: Artificial proteins could bring the next biological revolution – starting with MRI. Scientists and engineers have looked to nature for their inspiration for centuries. The field of biomimetics uses ideas from nature to solve complex human challenges.

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL: ionic Leaf. Researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Seven genes for X-linked intellectual disability. Genetic analysis discovers new mutations on the X chromosome

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  A new paper lists 10 situations when it could be justified for a doctor to "Google" patients.

CNN MONEY:  Jony Ive is the British designer behind 1.5 billion Apple products. And he really loves the F word.

COSMOS UP-COM: New Crazy Theory: The Universe has ‘No End and No Beginning - See more at:

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Biodefense Aims to Simulate Human Bodies by Linking Mini "Organs on Chips". 3-D systems could mimic human physiology and allow for ethical tests of the impact of potential biological, chemical and radiological warfare agents

BUSINESS INSIDER: Why Steve Jobs was such a jerk to employees

BUSINESS INSIDER: Google is going to end mobile wireless data charges for millions of new customers Read more:

CNN:  Why does ISIS keep making enemies?

CBS NEW YORK:  U.S. Rep., Terror Expert Shocked At State Dept. Claim That Jobs Program Can Stop ISIS

Obama Administration Ripped Over Spokesperson's Comments On Chris Matthews

THE NEW YORK TIMES:  U.S. Intensifies Effort to Blunt ISIS’ Message

FOREIGN AFFAIRS MAGAZINE: Ready for War With ISIS? Foreign Affairs' Brain Trust Weighs In

CNN:  ISIS atrocity in Libya demonstrates its growing reach in North Africa

THE ATLANTIC:   On the Impossibility of Fighting ISIS

FOREIGN POLICY MAGAZINE:   The coming fall of the house of ISIS

THE INDEPENDENT:  Isis: Paranoid but determined, Islamic State is ready for a fight to the death in Mosul

THE GUARDIAN:  What will it take to stop Isis using rape as a weapon of war?

DER SPIEGEL: Digital Jihad: Inside Islamic State's Savvy PR War. Islamic State's methods may be medieval, but the group's propaganda is second to none. The Islamists target their professionally produced videos at specific audiences -- sometimes to spread a specific message, sometimes merely to terrify.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  To fight ISIS effectively, we need insight into just what it is

FORBES:  The ISIS Opportunity--Apocalypse Or Accord?

CNN:  Kurdish peshmerga fighters battle ISIS in Sinjar

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  ISIS and Obama’s Summit. The Copts and Kurds know the threat is more than ‘violent extremism.’

THE NEW YORK TIMES:  Egypt Launches Airstrike in Libya Against ISIS Branch

THE GUARDIAN:   A Libyan front in the war on Isis may not be all it seems

LINKEDIN: The State of the Future (February 19, 2015 Update!)


COMPUTERWORLD: Microsoft adds machine learning as an Azure service. Microsoft's new Azure service aims to take the pain out of managing large machine learning systems

LINKEDIN: What To Study To Conquer The Business Analytics and the Big Data Galaxy?

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: The oldest stars in the universe formed more than 100 million years later than previously believed.

THE ECONOMIST:   Why Ireland and Portugal are refusing to cut Greece any slack

BBC NEWS:  VIDEO: Is another financial crisis looming?

BLOOMBERG:   Did the Fed just enter the currency wars?

MASHABLE:  Yahoo prowls for mobile developers

MIT:   Can @MIT_CSAIL's robot garden make coding more accessible?  #STEMeducation

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC:   70,000 years ago an alien star flew through the outer reaches of the solar system:

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Weekend Read: [CREATIVE SCHUMPETERIAN] Disruption Is Not About Slaying Giants but about Serving New Customers

FINANCIAL TIMES:  China’s richest man loads up on debt to fuel growth of world's most valuable solar company

THE ECONOMIST:  Downturns in the euro area and Britain seem like hiccups in comparison to Greece's recession

STRATFOR:  Japan and most European countries have severe cultural problems integrating immigrants.

WASHINGTON POST:  Clintons raised nearly $2 billion for foundation since 2001, Post analysis shows

GIGAOM:  Google open sources a MapReduce framework for C/C++

CNN MONEY:  How to protect your retirement from being "robbed" by the gov't

FAST COMPANY:  Corporate wellness is broken—and work is to blame:

FORTUNE MAGAZINE: "[The market's] saying, ‘Gentlemen, we do not have a home for this oil today. Can you please take it off my hands?’?”

BUSINESS INSIDER:  It sounds like Samsung's next Galaxy phone will be incredible fast

DARPA:  Passcode provides a look inside @DARPA's plan to use virtual reality to visualize cyberoperations

ACCENTURE:  Expanding #gas market in Greater China presents opportunities for new products/services.

MORE ROBOTS ARE COMMING SOONEST.  THE TIMES OF LONDON:  Population crisis: Japan can’t even pay people to live in its dying village

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Alibaba and Tencent battle over Chinese new year ‘red envelopes’

ENGADGET:  See Russia's Tesla Tower through the eyes of a drone

MAYO CLINIC ON WOMEN WELNESS:  Healthy #bodyimage conversations after #CindyCrawford photo.

MEDICAL XPRESS:  Development of personalized cellular therapy for brain cancer

MIT NEWS:  Can an LED-filled “robot garden” make coding more accessible?  CSAIL’s 100-plus blooming, crawling, swimming bots teach basic programming concepts.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Coding ‘Boot Camp’ Opens High-Tech Doors. Free software-building class puts some poor youth on a potentially lucrative career path

THE ECONOMIST:  A shift toward global transparency is making life all the more difficult for the tax-shy rich

NEW YORK TIMES: Machine Learning: Microsoft Has Suddenly Gotten Serious With Mobile

LINKEDIN: The Positive Technological Rupture Of The Very Fabric Of Human History

NEW SCIENTIST:  Tweak that epigenome! Nature/nurture debate gets overhaul with map of how life impacts genes

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  Map of Second Genetic Code, the "Epigenome," Is Unveiled. Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular "switches" that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells, an accomplishment that reveals the complexity of genetic information and the challenges of interpreting it.

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Internet of DNA. A global network of millions of genomes could be medicine’s next great advance.

CNET:  Scientists propose 'cortical modem' implant to give you Terminator vision

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Supercharged Photosynthesis. Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.

LOCKHEED MARTIN:  35% of #cyber pros guess that they're not a cyber threat target. New survey:

LIVE SCIENCE TECH:  The Large Hadron Collider is back and and it could solve some problems of the Big Bang.

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  What kind of financial shocks caused the Great Recession?

LOCKHEED MARTIN: Seven(ty-one) Easy Pieces: What does it take to build a Littoral Combat Ship?  #LCS

STRATFOR:  Map shows approximate locations of US Carrier Strike Groups, Amphibious Ready Groups Feb 19

FOREIGN POLICY:  Japan’s foreign minister writes on how his country will fight Islamist terrorism in the Middle East.

BUSINESS INSIDER:  South Africa among the worst countries to retire in  via BusinessTechSA

INC-COM:  5 Healthcare Trends You Could Cash In On

CIO:  NSA, UK's GCHQ reportedly hacked encryption of SIM card maker

ACCENTURE DIGITAL:  The Outcome Economy: #digital devices "on the edge" power a new business model

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  How to determine whether someone is coachable

RSA CONFERENCE:  Equation super cyberspies target Macs with #malware, too:

PHYS-ORG:  Ovulation shares both cellular and genetic features between #fruitflies and #mice

REUTERS HEALTH:  179 patients notified of possible exposure to "superbug" at UCLA Medical Center:

ISS NATIONAL LAB:  DYK: Studying worms in space can help us better understand how to counteract foodborne illness

BBC NEWS:  Nasdaq tech shares at 15-year high

DAIL MAIL ONLINE:  Nasa races to fix dangerous spacesuit problem ahead of crucial upcoming spacewalks

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Forget Buckyballs, Here Comes Volleyballene. Take 20 scandium atoms, 60 carbon atoms, arrange in a volleyball-shape and, voila!

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Clever Vehicles. The way we go online in our cars makes no sense.

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Liquid Biopsy. Fast DNA-sequencing machines are leading to simple blood tests for cancer.

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Car-to-Car Communication. A simple wireless technology promises to make driving much safer.

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Brain Organoids. A new method for growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders.

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Is Bitcoin Stalling? Despite a big increase in the number of merchants accepting Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency doesn’t have much momentum in retail transactions.

 ACCENTURE:  Technology Vision 2015: Stretching Your Boundaries in the Digital Era

THE ECONOMIST:  Unless Syriza changes course, Greece is inexorably heading out of the euro

CNET:  Apple reportedly aiming to launch electric car by 2020

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Alan Greenspan: Opec has ceded to the US its power over oil price

CNN:  Cholesterol in food is no longer considered a "nutrient of concern," a report says.  @cnnhealth

INC-COM: If You Want More Startups in Your City, Attract More 1 Percenters and College Grads

Intelligence agencies slack off when it comes to their own oversight

INTEL EDUCATION:  Empower & inspire young women to become innovators, creators & designers.

HERITAGE FOUNDATION:  More States Push Back Against

RAND CORPORATION:  #Technology helped US, 4% of world's population, get 39% its wealth. Now it needs an R&D #strategy.

TELEGRAPGH NEWS:  Government accused of 'sleep-walking' into Ukraine crisis

IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY:  VIDEO: Technical Achievement Award Recipients discuss careers, research/contributions to computing science/eng

DW:  Has the Franco-German motor stopped sputtering?

BBC HEALTH NEWS:  Resistant-malaria 'enormous threat'

THE ECONOMIST:  Why two little piggies aren't happy with the third, Greece

ENGADGET:  How to build a high-end, overclocked PC (as written by an "idiot," @stevetdent)

FORBES:  SungardASVoice: 10 ways employees compromise their company's cyber security  @SungardAS

REUTERS:  Union rejects contract offer from oil cos in U.S. refinery strike

BBC: Evolution 'favours big sea beasts'

FAST COMPANY:  Why building something useful for others is the best marketing there is

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  3 ways the technological revolution is unlike any other in history, by Prof. Klaus Schwab

BLOOMBERG:  StubHub is being squeezed by rivals -- and its parent.

STRATFOR:  In terms of defense, China is rapidly establishing itself as a credible military power in the Asia-Pacific region.

INTEL:  A race for the lead in the #wearables market

PWCL  Your customer=your partner? Over 40% of CEOs are collaborating with customers. More stats in our survey

GIZMODO:  Falconers in Abu Dhabi train their raptors with drones

INTEL:  As you can see in this video, Intel's wireless docking solution makes workplace mobility a little less awkward:

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Google's Wallet challenge: it exerts less control over the phones that use its Android OS than Apple does over iPhone

BLOOMBERG:  Why oil's pain is Walmart's gain

CNBC:  Warren Buffett's Berkshire secretly bought this stock »

SYMANTEC:  WHITE PAPER? #NetBackup vs EMC benchmark comparison

MIT SLOAN:  Learn more about our Leading Change in Complex Organizations course.

HERITAGE FOUNDATION:  Congress Is About to Impose Another Unfunded Mandate On Doctors -

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  Which are the top cities for real estate investment?

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  How to start a passion project without quitting your day job

THE TIMES OF LONDON:  World's biggest laptop maker ‘installed eavesdropping software’ on its machines  (Reuters)

CISCO:  What are the top 3 #mobile trends that can affect your business? Learn in our #VNI Mobile Forecast:

THE VERGE:  Bill Gates believes that Africa will be able to feed itself in 15 years. Here's how:

FOREIGN POLICY:  Iran’s Shiite militias are running amok in Iraq.

DAILY MAIL ONLINE:  Facebook is building virtual reality apps that will let you share 'entire experiences' with friends

THE ECONOMIST:  Obamacare's challengers before the Supreme Court will probably lose; here's why  @stevenmazie

BBC NEWS: China's corruption probe bites deep

FORTUNE MAGAZINE:  How secure is the Middle East?

IEEE SPECTRUM:  CogniToys Leverages Watson's Brain to Befriend, Teach Your

SYMMETRY MAGAZINE:     Accelerating the fight against cancer

SYMMETRY MAGAZINE:    What Hawking really meant. Fermilab physicist Don Lincoln explains the idea of a metastable universe, what it has to do with the Higgs boson, and why we're still in good shape.

SYMMETRY MAGAZINE: When research worlds collide. Particle physicists and scientists from other disciplines are finding ways to help one another answer critical questions.

IBM RESEARCH:  Demo by @IBMbigdata: #IBMWatson app w/ twitter sentiment + geospatial info to help you find a brew pub

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  10 ways to analyse your data

THE VERGE:  CastAR made a video imagining the future of augmented reality

INC-COM:  How Entrepreneurship Might be Genetic @highervis

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  Yes, sales teams can innovate while still hitting their targets

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Greek bond yields rally, troika to assess reforms

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  Yes, sales teams can innovate while still hitting their targets

 ZDET: Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, and others on Internet of Things

COMPUTERWORLD: In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

LINKEDIN: Harvard, China, and Why Micromanagement Is Literally Indispensable

WIRED:  A Nanotech Skylight That Looks Just Like the Sun Shining Overhead

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Google has officially unveiled a YouTube app aimed at children:  $GOOG

STRATFOR:  As many as 200 anti-government activists have been arrested in Havana, dissidents said, AP reported Feb. 23.

UC Berkeley In #scifi worlds, the science matters

SYMANTEC:  WhatsApp Encryption: It’s Now the Most Secure Instant Messenger (Or is it?)



Authored By Copyright Mr. Andres Agostini

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article) (Other Publications)




(¯`*• Global Source and/or more resources at │ and on LinkeIn Group's "Becoming Aware of the Futures" at │ @SciCzar │ Point of Contact: