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Daily News Digest – 31 July 2009

– How big is the internet? – http://bit.ly/viqmi
>>> Over 31,000 years to read
>>> An average person would need six hundred thousand decades of nonstop reading to read it.
>>> 150 web address per person

– 30 Stunning Wallpapers – http://inspiredology.com/30-stunning-wallpapers/

– Why do stars twinkle? – http://bit.ly/1UVzz (via http://ff.im/5U9eP )
– Making a Black Hole with Metamaterials [technologyreview] – http://bit.ly/37AB6R
– Brain’s Moving Experience When Reading [scientificamerican] – http://bit.ly/2Rz1Fs

– A Water-Powered Jetpack – http://bit.ly/3N5Ozw [popsci]
– Citadel floating apartment block to ride the Dutch waves [dvice] – http://bit.ly/11IgLu

– Mystery of how neurons transmit information has been solved [nanowerk] – http://bit.ly/14Qi1q
– Robot running [YouTube] – http://bit.ly/1Wnu0
– Video Game Helps Artificial Intelligences Learn to Learn [popsci] – http://bit.ly/Ie0t5
– NexGen AI -A Threat to Human Civilization? [dailygalaxy] – http://bit.ly/WZtp4
– New Approach to Fusion – http://bit.ly/9aBfI [technologyreview] – http://bit.ly/9aBfI

– Blackout Bomb: Air Force’s High-Powered Microwave Weapons Fry Enemy Equipment [popsci] –  http://bit.ly/1GoWzB
– Experiment Looks to Bridge Classical Physics and Quantum Mechanics [popsci] – http://bit.ly/EIJBD
– Panel Wants Deep Space, Not Landings as U.S. Goal [nytimes] – http://bit.ly/X0ZV2
– Moon in Google Earth – [jalam1001] http://bit.ly/MZFor

– First Ever Stem Cell Treatment Bust? [h+] – http://bit.ly/18KjXR
– Inspiring the non-scientist: Nature publishes editorial on TED [Wildcat2030] – http://ff.im/5VPsH
– Cool roofs are finally cool [scientificamerican] – http://bit.ly/EUTMN

– Modern Insanity: What Really Makes Us Crazy [jalam1001] – http://bit.ly/YCJPI
– Kodak gets into the solar charger business [dvice] – http://bit.ly/hbx8a
– 60% of Net Users Watch Video Online: Traditional TV Doomed? [fastcompany] – http://bit.ly/1QRVpO

– Chance of Nuclear War is Greater Than You Think [XiXiDu] – http://ff.im/-5VUmI

– Marriage rates lowest since 1862 [jalam1001] http://bit.ly/11pZWT
– Twiiter Community – Lets not get too excited. – http://bit.ly/rRP6g
– Steve Jobs speaks out – On the birth of the iPhone – [jalam1001] http://bit.ly/2PTXQy
– 100 Free Cutting-Edge Courses that Didn’t Exist When You Were in School – [onlinecolleges] http://bit.ly/ECrxt

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Daily News Digest – 30 July 2009

– 15-Minute Genome: Faster, Cheaper Sequencing On The Way  – http://bit.ly/LWRsy [sciencedaily]

– Accelerating Evolution Millions of Times to Make Biotech Factories in Days – http://bit.ly/3yk34
– Is Hyper Evolution Possible? A Galaxy Classic – http://bit.ly/15nKdF [dailygalaxy]
– Reprogramming Human Cells Without Inserting Genes – http://bit.ly/TdqvF [physorg]

– Fermi Paradox Points To Fewer Than Ten ET Civilisations – http://bit.ly/1On2PP [arXiv]
– Why do stars twinkle? – http://bit.ly/1UVzz (via http://ff.im/5U9eP )

– 3D Scanner Recreates Real-Life Objects on Computer Screen – http://bit.ly/1WnV8c [singularityhub]
– Want responsible robotics? Start with responsible humans – http://bit.ly/4CIx7 [esciencenews]
– Neurosky’s MindSet is now available http://ff.im/-5SqNW [XiXiDu]

– Book Review: Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki http://ff.im/-5SigQ [XiXiDu]

– Air Force Future UAV munitions and One Pilot Flying 12 UAVs – http://bit.ly/qSvRo [nextbigfuture]
– Panasonic rolls out space-age capsule hotel – http://bit.ly/YtRAK [dvice]

– EC threatens action against US over copyright laws – http://bit.ly/19cXGc
– How Gen-Y Startups Use Social Media to Shatter the Status Quo – http://bit.ly/gzW5n [mashable]
– 50 Percent of Doctors Use Wikipedia – http://bit.ly/FD3si [livescience]
– Study finds human population expanded during late Stone Age – http://bit.ly/tSKSx [esciencenews]

– Breaking the Planck’s law, at the nanoscale – http://bit.ly/qh5j7 [physorg]

– Laser-Powered Lightcraft “At the Cusp of Commercial Reality” – http://bit.ly/uI3pg [popsci]
– Laser Propulsion: Wild Idea May Finally Shine – http://bit.ly/dHbzR

– You won’t be wearing the CAIR air helmet anytime soon – http://bit.ly/48uA2u [dvice]
– Talking paperclip inspires less irksome virtual assistant – http://bit.ly/vs7x0 [newscientist]
– AddTV – http://www.youtube.com/user/ADDTV [Youtube Channel]

>> —————————————–
– Full Stargate Universe panel: Comic-Con Stargate Universe .. http://bit.ly/d6pbu [scifiwire]
– Full Caprica/Battlestar: The Plan panel from Comic-Con – http://bit.ly/sJsRD [scifiwire]

– Top 7 Places to Watch Great Minds in Action – http://bit.ly/t22YG
— TED       – http://ted.com
— PopTech – http://poptech.com
— BusinessInnovationFactory – http://www.businessinnovationfactory.com
— Gel – http://gelconference.com
— Bil – http://bilconference.com
— bigthink – http://bigthink.com
— ideacityonline – http://www.ideacityonline.com

– Life Expectancy Countries /Healthcare – http://bit.ly/kqpYd
– Product Development cycle – http://imgur.com/Zftb2.png
– Education vs Jobs – http://bit.ly/Y6KJi
– virus – http://bit.ly/2t0ca
– 40 Free GUI Icon Sets for Web Designers – http://bit.ly/mfdzh

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Daily News Digest – 29 July 2009

– Image of Day: ISS and Discovery Transit the Sun – http://bit.ly/4bgaM5
– 23 Breathtaking Moments And Ideas Captured By Photographers – http://ff.im/-5OMit [XiXiDu]
– Martian mesa… in 3D! – http://bit.ly/GnM2f [discovermagazine]
– Etherpad – http://etherpad.com/ – Web-based WP allowing people to work together real-time

– Slides Talk on Nanotechnology and Computational Challenges – http://bit.ly/18JOEX [metamodern]

– Henry Markram on Blue Brain at TED – http://bit.ly/NiTfW [acceleratingfuture]
– Whole Brain Emulation PDF – http://bit.ly/OcRn [philosophy.ox.ac.uk]

– New Supercapacitor Charges In Minutes, Lasts For Months – http://bit.ly/7kvZ j
– MIT’s Project:  Electric Car That Recharges in Under 11 Minutes – http://bit.ly/26C4rH [popsci]
– Medtronic brain device for OCD approved in Europe – http://bit.ly/7erzy [reuters]
– Nanotubes sharpen X-ray vision – http://bit.ly/XJ0pD [nature]

– Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers – http://bit.ly/1wi7WX [esciencenews]
– Nanoscale light source can change its colour – http://bit.ly/15HCdz [physicsworld]
– Finally, a True Green Laser – http://bit.ly/mIkYF [slashdot]

– Arm-swinging riddle is answered – http://bit.ly/zGMjT [Physorg]
– Nerve cells have natural resistance to HIV – http://bit.ly/FRphU [newscientist]
– How to Land Safely Back on the Moon – http://bit.ly/12gfh8 [technologyreview]
– 1 in 6 health workers won’t report in flu pandemic – http://bit.ly/pbaiD [esciencenews]
– Doctor particle decides when to release drug payload – http://bit.ly/BeAtn [newscientist]

– 2012: The Real “Milestone”, The Real Danger – http://bit.ly/MrIgN [scienceblogs]
– Photon torpedoes vs. nukes: Scientists agree — Star Trek wins – http://bit.ly/13Dl3n [dvice]
– Realworld Angels & Demons: Surges of Antimatter Observed in Space – http://bit.ly/ZTFEt [dailygalaxy]
– Warp Speed a Reality? -A Galaxy Insight – http://bit.ly/14Gn99 [dailygalaxy]
– Scientists create ultraviolet-transparent aluminum – http://bit.ly/y2SQ7 [dvice]
– Mediocre Returns of Extraordinary Technologies – http://bit.ly/aSYga [ieet]

– Rumored Apple Tablet Is a Train Wreck – http://bit.ly/j2ruT [pcworld]
– Why Buy Apple’s Tablet – http://bit.ly/9mpQE [fastcompany]
– What Is Twitter? Apparently, No One Knows – http://bit.ly/SeMhf [fastcompany]
– UK encouraging civil servants to tweet ‘issues of relevance’ – http://bit.ly/TuCjK [crunchgear]
– Scientificamerican who we follow Twitter – http://bit.ly/15Gk6Q [scientificamerican]

– Mom installs 98-inch screen in son’s bedroom ceiling, deservedly garners award nomination – http://bit.ly/JEaD1 [engadget]
– Hollywood Movie Houses Sue Pirate Bay Operators – http://bit.ly/DAA5n [torrantfreak]
– Surgery’s Robotic Future – http://bit.ly/K4pcR [blisstree]
– Robots arouse concerns over how smart they may become – http://bit.ly/MCBjP [postivefuturist]
– London’s Robotic Fire Brigade – http://bit.ly/Z71Ws [slashdot]

– Darwinian Futures? — Why we should leave emotions in when exploring future – http://bit.ly/13VofS [foresightculture]
– In Battle, Hunches Prove to Be Valuable – http://bit.ly/wxXSh [nytimes]

– Video: watch an SSD get made at the Runcore factory http://ff.im/-5QkUc [XiXiDu]
– Virtual reality illusions produce out-of-body experiences in the lab http://ff.im/-5Qc0I [XiXiDu]
– Electron Microscopes http://ff.im/-5QkFS [XiXiDu]

– Do animals masturbate? – Slate Magazine – http://bit.ly/19vzCv [jalam1001]
– Are More Women OK with Watching Porn? – http://bit.ly/TD5Dk

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Daily News Digest – 28 July 2009

– Fractal set – http://bit.ly/hFUVw [Flickr]
– Apple Tablet or Crunchpad or both? Argue out here – http://bit.ly/aX57h [Scobleizer]

– Researchers develop ‘brain-reading’ methods – http://bit.ly/GTsk1 [Esciencenews]
– Genome Engineering Goes High Speed – http://bit.ly/eIOPf – [Wired]
– Man Receives His Own Stem Cells as a Treatment for Heart Failure – http://bit.ly/a2YXI [Scientificamerican]
– Heart failure: Women different than men – http://bit.ly/zF25s [Esciencenews]
– All-in-1 nanoparticle: A Swiss Army knife for nanomedicine – http://bit.ly/10houd [Esciencenews]
– Are women getting better looking? [Gene Expression] – http://bit.ly/rKZ2x [Scienceblogs]
– Researchers soak up stem cell potential – http://bit.ly/dw1jn [Physorg]
– After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller – http://bit.ly/18zl8T [Physorg]
– Quotations on Science – http://bit.ly/1bZC7f [Superconcepts]
– Is There Gravity in Space? – http://bit.ly/ZCVcE [Livescience]
– Metamaterial improves resolution of MRI scans – http://bit.ly/13DQIr [Arxiv]

– Need to Track Your Body Fat? There’s an iPhone App For That – http://bit.ly/17kc73 [fastcompany]
– iPhone app to Track Your Happiness – http://bit.ly/8SryD [Fastcompany]
– Device Tracks How You’re Sleeping – http://bit.ly/TE0Kf – [technologyreview]
– WiFi scales notifies the internet of your lapsed diet – http://bit.ly/ofTaS [Dvice]

– Gov to spend $10b to develop advanced medical surveillance robots – http://bit.ly/174Eyy
– Catherine Mohr Promises More Robotic Surgery – http://bit.ly/iwc9e [Singularityhub]
– Robotic Arm for Lunar Missions – http://bit.ly/QffXB [Technologyreview]

– AI And What To Do About It – Forbes.com” http://ff.im/-5Mzts [XiXiDu]
– Mainstreaming of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence Explosion Risks http://ff.im/-5Mkmy [XiXiDu]
– Was Moore’s Law Inevitable? http://ff.im/-5Mudv [XiXiDu]
– VASIMR Trumps Star Trek? Ion Drive Aiming At Mars http://bit.ly/GZmUT [Dailygalaxy]
– Voltron Fleet of Telescopes Zooming in on Mystery of the Galactic Core – http://bit.ly/CNhbZ [Dailygalaxy]
– Fake Trees Charge Your Car While You Park – http://bit.ly/SD5Cp [io9]

– Vid shows nanotube spins as it grows – http://bit.ly/3uL9Vv [Esciencenews]
– New supercomputer 15x fast than predecessor to reel in answers to Earth’s problems – http://bit.ly/wy9vC [Physorg]
– Mach 2.0 In An Open Cockpit – http://bit.ly/407omv [Popsci]
– Iowa’s $80 million NADS-1 driving simulator – http://bit.ly/M9OTg [Dvice]

– OK, Sell The Pirate Bay – Everyone Will Have a Copy Soon – http://bit.ly/couYJ [Torrentfreak]
– iPhone Mini-humanoid robot – http://bit.ly/UIgPH [Pinktentacle]
– Facebook Touchgraph app – http://bit.ly/wsjOP

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Daily News Digest – 27 July 2009

– New Search Engines http://ff.im/-5JMTQhttp://www.glearch.com/http://hulbee.com/ [XiXiDu]
– AR Times Weekly Linkfest – Virtual Pong – http://bit.ly/vbguf [AR Times]
– STARMAC learns the loop de loop – http://bit.ly/12SlGR [engadget]
– REEM-A, humanoid robot. Playing chess – http://bit.ly/3VZ19 [uvmegame.in]
– Catastrophe Social Collapse and Human Extinction Robin Hanson – http://ff.im/-5JK4S [XiXiDu]
– Monkey’s Brain Can “Plug and Play” to Control Computer With Thought – http://bit.ly/pD43s [ieee]
– Registry of Standard Biological Parts –  http://bit.ly/r9vqS [Wildcat2030]
– Artificial Life and Artificial Intelligence Research – http://bit.ly/HdI3o [field.io]
– Scientists closer to making implantable bone material – http://bit.ly/XW58J [esciencenews]-
– An eye catching vision discovery – http://bit.ly/illb1 [esciencenews]
– Transparent metal hints at nature of planets cores – http://bit.ly/7zhj5 [Newscientist]
– Bike of the future will pay you back for all of that pedalling – http://bit.ly/17GdxI [dvice]
– Bill Gates quits Facebook over too many friends – http://bit.ly/OPfm3 [physorg]
– Stripping Leukemia-initiating Cells Of Their Invisibility Cloak- http://bit.ly/cVQOl [sciencedaily]
– Pig Cells Treat Diabetes Patients – http://bit.ly/ciM3i [technologyreview]
– A Vaccine for Colon Cancer – http://bit.ly/zIAIw [technologyreview]

>> Comic-con
– James Cameron’s 3D CGI Avatar Movie coming Dec 18, 2009 – http://bit.ly/10ObbS [nextbigfuture]
– Are You Ready For The Avatar Backlash? – http://bit.ly/P6nXx [io9]
– Director on the Mayans 2012’s demolition derby: http://bit.ly/Xgslq [scifiwire]
– Heroes offer up lots of spoilers for season four – http://bit.ly/IsrLh [scifiwire]
– Warehouse 13’s New Hacker Chick Puts Punk In Steampunk – http://bit.ly/lrMkO
– Vampire Diaries Drags Us To Teen-Drama Hell – http://bit.ly/14oGBX [Vampire Diaries]

Categories: Uncategorized

Daily News Digest – 26 July 2009

– This Is Exactly What Touchscreen Surfaces Were Invented For – http://bit.ly/odyMn
– How it would be, if a house was dreaming: http://bit.ly/1Akhvn [psaffo]
– Ubercool! visualization structure for Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/2vk97 [Wildcat2030]

– Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man – http://bit.ly/GJXC7 [nytimes]
– Electronic Armageddon, and No Electricity Either – http://bit.ly/te4dV [slashdot]
– Robot Model Hits the Runway – http://bit.ly/hqFBa [livescience]
– How to glue together a lighter spacecraft – http://bit.ly/12o5Gn [newscient]
– Craig Venter: Programming algae to pump out oil – http://bit.ly/7lUsP [newscientist]
– Twitter schools businesses in benefits of microblogging – http://bit.ly/V9xX8 [physorg]
– Combustion Simulation – http://bit.ly/XTKDn [sciencedaily]
– Short stressful events may improve working memory – http://bit.ly/18lnx1 [biosingularity]

Comic-Con >>> Snippets…
– Comic-Con madness!!!! = http://bit.ly/2A0QWn
– FeedNews http://www.thrfeed.com/
– Tron Legacy: Trailer – http://bit.ly/16euoN
– Twilight Saga: New  moon sneak Peek 1 – http://bit.ly/13K3Wl
– PIXAR: Danager Mouse?
– Iron Man 2 – Fans Iron Man 2 so awesome it’s orgasmic
– Flashforward – Air 24 Sep. – Twistier Plots Than A JJ Abrams Series? – http://bit.ly/13eaSm
– Caprcia – Air Jan 22 at 9 p.m
– Chuck : New superpowers Wonky, not lasting …..
– Simpsons: Bart will get a girlfriend voiced by Sarah Silverman : world record longest running sitcom!
– Dexter: trailer – http://bit.ly/lS9vs
– V: Not repeating the past!
– The Family guy :
– FRINGE: Writers Explain Next Season’s Multiverse  http://bit.ly/103Mtp
– 24: Day8: Jack vs Assassination.
– Heroes: Claire kissing her college roommate
– Lost S6: Final Season
– Eureka S4
– Smallville:
– Dollhouse’s Lost Post-Apocalyptic Episode! – http://bit.ly/aXm0B
– ABC’s Eastwick – Eastwick Women are Not Spell Casters – http://bit.ly/BiSMx
– Futurerama – will the voices be back ? still unclear.

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Daily News Digest – 25 July 2009

– Technology On Way To Forecasting Humanity’s Needs – http://bit.ly/XL2PA [sciencedaily]

– Nanotechnology ‘violin string’ measures single-electron vibrations – http://bit.ly/Q6AbM [nanowerk]
– Nanoparticles Could Revolutionize Therapeutic Drug Discovery – http://bit.ly/Iwwnh [Phyorg]
– Process For ‘Surgical’ Genetic Changes In Plants Developed – http://bit.ly/2QfOv [sciencedaily]
– Knee Injuries May Start With Strain On The Brain, Not The Muscles – http://bit.ly/IYaD4 [sciencedaily]
– Coming Soon Stem-Cell Surgical Thread? – http://bit.ly/M7x0V [YAHOO]

– Hubble Captures Rare Jupiter Collision – http://bit.ly/118M7T [Sciencedaily]
– How does your galaxy grow – http://bit.ly/13NjtD [newscientist]
– Space Travel: The Path to Human Immortality? – http://bit.ly/H5wku [alternet]

– Technology Ahead: Will Robots get married?? http://ff.im/5EkyH [Wildcat2030]
– Robot Trash Collectors Are Roaming the Streets of Italy  – http://bit.ly/36loqZ [Physorg]
– Robots Help Trains Stay on the Rails – http://bit.ly/zObuv [fastcompany]
– Slitherbot – http://bit.ly/KIvVI

– Steve Jobs Happy With Apple’s Tablet, FastTracks Early 2010 – http://bit.ly/PAfyv [techcrunch]

– If You’re Happy, Then We Know It – http://bit.ly/2KY8Q [sciencedaily]
– Girls game less because they have less free time – http://bit.ly/V5bdl [Physorg]
– Ants more rational than humans – http://bit.ly/3c7We [esciencenews]
– Innovation: Is the future of healthcare online? – http://bit.ly/OnVQt [newscientist]
– Should Thursday Be the New Friday? Environmental Economic of 4-Day Workweek – http://bit.ly/V0Dun [sciam]
– Saving the Planet – http://bit.ly/9ileq [foresight]

DNA Videos
—————-
– From RNA to Protein Synthesis – http://bit.ly/QrP8m
– How DNA Copies Itself – http://bit.ly/cMxDM
– From DNA to Protein – http://bit.ly/MEwhh
– PBS program “DNA The Secret of Life”. – http://shadowlabs.org

—————-
– Carl sagan vs the Matrix – http://bit.ly/aZZyI [posthumanblues]
– Rollerblader / Rollercoaster working video – http://bit.ly/1xPWFK
– Isofa.tv – http://bit.ly/MROL8

Comic Con >>
—————-
– Mattel Launches Augmented Toys at Comic Con – http://bit.ly/18yqr7 [artimes]
– Fans say Avatar will be game-changing as Star Wars – http://bit.ly/9qcc1 [scifiwire]
– Hollywood places biggest 3-D bet yet on Avatar – http://bit.ly/14bdCK [Physorg]

– Avatar: Real trailer 22 August!: Teaser Trailer: – http://bit.ly/14RBIV
(12 years in making!) general release date December 18, 2009.
– District 9 Aug 4 (trailer) – http://bit.ly/YoHMz
– Alice in Wonderland Trailer – http://bit.ly/1wwLK
– Toy Story 3 trailer – http://bit.ly/AiniA
– The Book Of Eli trailer – http://bit.ly/1oXZ7
– Nightmare on Elm Street remake trailer – http://bit.ly/1Wnu0
– Stargate Universe prem Oct 02 trailer – http://bit.ly/bGRP4
– Dollhouse Brings The End Of The World, And We Beg For More – http://bit.ly/AyiP8
– 11th Doctor who and new assistant – http://bit.ly/8KUHR

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