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Link archive – 29 November 2009

November 29, 2009 Leave a comment

* Al Fin: Brain Reverse Engineering http://ff.im/-c9vFW
* NS gallery wonderful images radiologist Kai-hung Fung CT pictures… http://ff.im/-c93yM
* Loop-the-Loop Car World Record – YT http://ff.im/-c92O8
* Audio and Video of “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” http://ff.im/-c91Bd
* Video Scenes Pulled from Peoples Thoughts http://ff.im/-c8YlM
* Blind man fitted with ‘bionic’ eye sees for first time in 30 years, http://ff.im/-c7vd3
* Space Shuttle Atlantis:amazing images from the Space Shuttle’s seven-day stint at the ISS. http://ff.im/-c7uoc
* Charlie’s Diary: The myth of the starship http://ff.im/-c77z9

* The 1.8 Gigayear Technology Lead (A Holiday Classic) http://ff.im/-c6LBD
* Holographic videoconferencing moves nearer to market – New Scientist http://ff.im/-c6Dca
* The Burj Dubai Just Can’t Stop Getting Struck By Lightning http://ff.im/-c6Ce7
* A Step Beyond Human – Forbes.com http://ff.im/-c6Ak6
* World Largest Multi-Touch and Multi-User Wall : http://ff.im/-c4IIV
* Bacteria-killing prototype relies on plasma, could obsolete hand washing — Engadget http://ff.im/-c3PGq
* Brain scanner can tell a Dali from a Picasso – New Scientist http://ff.im/-c3OOF

* Microsoft automatically tagging images by reading brain scans. http://bit.ly/5McnkU We are… http://ff.im/-c3FUO
* Pictures of National Geographic Photography Contest 2009 | This is Life http://ff.im/-c3OzQ
* Shadow Dextrous Hand grabs attention at Tokyo robot event | DVICE http://ff.im/-c3GKg
* Japanese Rice Murals http://ff.im/-c25FY
* Razorfone: phone selection done right with Microsoft Surface http://ff.im/-c25lb
* Beautiful Photoshop Illustrations By Artists Around The World – Smashing Magazine http://ff.im/-c243M
* Dark power: Grand designs for interstellar travel – space – New Scientist http://ff.im/-c1mVT
* Photosounder Turns Your Photos Into Sounds – Urlesque http://ff.im/-c14Qa

* IEEE Spectrum: Robot Manipulation Challenge: Clean Up Dining Table, Load Dishwasher http://ff.im/-c12sP
* Dragon Skin body armor gains piezoelectric sensors, keeps bullet-stopping abilities — Engadget http://ff.im/-c1148
* HMD Augmented Reality Display with Vuzix CamAR « checkout: Video: AR Goggles Test…. http://ff.im/-c0O8z
* Autonomous BB-Shooting Mini Mech Robot Is Too Violent For Its Own Good http://ff.im/-c0JrW
* Implant-based cancer vaccine is first to eliminate tumors in mice http://ff.im/-c0F6j
* Video: Improvising Jazzbot Jams With Humans, Really Swings | Popular Science http://ff.im/-c0DvN
* Superconducting Magnetic Heat Shield Could Protect Spacecraft During Reentry http://ff.im/-c0CwP
* NEXTAGE robot designed to upstage human factory workers | DVICE http://ff.im/-c0C9J
* Photos: International Robot Exhibition 2009 ::: Pink Tentacle http://ff.im/-c0BAT

* The Future Is All About Context: The Pragmatic Web -… [pic] http://ff.im/-c0wh0
* The surgeons of tomorrow: Miniaturized robots that go inside you | ZDNet http://ff.im/-bYTY5
* World’s First Osmotic Power Plant Yields 24/7 Renewable Energy – Technology For Change http://ff.im/-bY8xV
* 100 Incredible Lectures from the World’s Top Scientists http://ff.im/-bY5Nz
* FMRI Brain Scans Used In Murder Sentencing | Slashdot http://ff.im/-bXUkF
* Micro Machines and Opto-Electronics on a Contact Lense | h+ Magazine http://ff.im/-bXQEe
* iPhone Translation App Speaks Three Languages With Your Mouth – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bXQ6X

* After social networks, what next? | guardian http://ff.im/-bXyLz
* Computerworld European Parliament adopts telecom law after bitter debate http://ff.im/-bXwaI
* The Eye of the Machine « The Future Digital Life http://ff.im/-bXtGn
* Radical Abundance: How We Get Past “Free” and Learn to Exchange Value Again http://ff.im/-bXpGv
* Splitting Time from Space—New Quantum Theory Topples Einstein’s Spacetime: Scientific American http://ff.im/-bXoI0
* Robot arm opens doors for wheelchair users – tech – 24 November 2009 – New Scientist http://ff.im/-bXnFE

* Juval Lowy argues that the Smart Grid will demand as much software innovation (and labor)as inet http://ff.im/-bXleG
* Technology Review: Reading Thoughts with Brain Imaging http://ff.im/-bXiZu
*  Brain Controlled Robot Follows Mental Commands (Video) | Singularity Hub http://ff.im/-bXgy7
*  Feeling the way: Robotic device can help visually impaired people http://ff.im/-bXgwI

*  Henry Markram Calls the IBM Cat Scale Brain Simulation a Hoax http://ff.im/-bXgj3
*  IBM Researchers Lower Language Barrier With Text Translator http://ff.im/-bUAmc

*  Intel Health Guide Brings Virtual Doctor Visits to the Mainstream | Fast Company http://ff.im/-bUyvv
*  Universal Translators Are All Around Us (Video) | Singularity Hub http://ff.im/-bUydJ
*  74 Mesmerizing Slow Shutter Shots – Slow shutter photography – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bUxVV
*  IEEE Spectrum: Nano Solutions to the World’s Biggest Challenges Can’t be Plucked from a Tree http://ff.im/-bUclR



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Link Archive – 23 November 2009

November 23, 2009 Leave a comment

* How the brain filters out distracting thoughts to focus on a single bit of information http://ff.im/-bS5Hk
* Eating with the fishes http://ff.im/-bS55H
* Heat-Sensitive Color-Morphing Glass Tiles http://ff.im/-bS4YT
* The empathy gene – Holy Kaw! http://ff.im/-bRC04
* CosmoLearning | All 6000+ Courses – http://www.cosmolearning.com/courses/
* The Digital Binocular Station – AR http://ff.im/-bR10F

* 50 Amazing Realistic CG Portraits – Noupe http://ff.im/-bQZEk
* Toyota Partner Robots heading to the moon, offworld colonies inevitable -… http://ff.im/-bQXtH
* Broader Perspective: Humanity: hedgehog or fox? http://ff.im/-bQXnU
* ConceptArt.– Medusa, Flaming Babies and More… http://ff.im/-bPbeH
* Has Sci-Fi Run Out of Steam? http://ff.im/-bOOOM
* Magic Mouse Drivers for Windows Now Available http://ff.im/-bOFMk

* CERN: Want a better idea of what is a “splash” of particles?: http://ow.ly/Eeez . http://ff.im/-bNwMI
* Large Hadron Collider ready to restart – The Big Picture http://ff.im/-bNvec

* Nanotechnology Today: researchers create nanoparticle coat to prevent freezing rain buildup.- http://ff.im/-bN0Mr
* How LED Tattoos Could Make Your Skin a Screen | Wired – http://ff.im/-bMZHm
* Slashdot :How Heavy Is the Internet? – http://ff.im/-bMZey

* How Long Can a Nuclear Reactor Last?: Scientific American – http://ff.im/-bMMaO
* Sony’s Massive 280-inch 3D LED Display – http://ff.im/-bMLho
* Intel Wants Brain Implants in Its Customers’ Heads by 2020 | Popular Science – http://ff.im/-bMKd4
* Atomic-level Snapshot Catches Protein Motor in Action (w/ Video) – http://ff.im/-bMgct
* Another Nice Pic/Wallpaper set… – http://ff.im/-bJpFP
* Olympus BioScapes Competition Winners (9 Images) | Photo of the Day http://ff.im/-bJn0N
* Black Hole Drive Could Power Future Starships – http://ff.im/-bJleE

* Plasma Rocket Could Help Pick Up Space Trash | Universe Today- http://ff.im/-bJl21
* MITnews: Liquid battery big enough for the electric grid? – http://ff.im/-bJiQt
* arXiv: The Emerging Field of Biophotonic Communication – http://ff.im/-bJhCJ
* Laser Weapon Shoots Down Airplanes In Test – http://ff.im/-bJgTh
* LHC Update « Not Even Wrong – http://ff.im/-bJacQ
* YouTube Now Reads Your Lips for Automatic Captions, Kinda – http://ff.im/-bJ7YP
* This Is Not Your Grade School Solar System: Gallery – http://ff.im/-bIG1U
* BBC News – Lab worms are stunned by ‘phaser’ – http://ff.im/-bIBKs
* Google Chrome OS revealed, won’t be ready for a year – http://ff.im/-bIAyb

* SCI-FI Science; Physics of the Impossible (Micho Kaku) Series Clip – http://ff.im/-bGU7u
* Interactive Entertainment using Augmented Reality – http://ff.im/-bGxpB
* Uranium to 2020 Update – http://ff.im/-bGwWU
* Fwd: Beyond genomics, biologists and engineers decode the next frontier -.. http://ff.im/-bFBxC
* New Software To Assist Doctors in Making Decisions – http://ff.im/-bFAV4

* Mesmerizing, Isn’t It? | Popular Science – http://ff.im/-bFA4n
* Application Makes Your iPhone Blow Air – http://ff.im/-bFzNS
* NEC’s New TV Remote Uses No Batteries – http://ff.im/-bFzIj
* Video: iStetho Turns your iPhone into a Stethoscope – http://ff.im/-bFzxv
* Nanotech Exterminators: Scientists Capture, Destroy Cancer Cells in Bloodstream – http://ff.im/-bFzlm

* Al Fin: Actually, No, IBM Did NOT Simulate a Cat’s Brain http://ff.im/-bGvVc
* The Cat is Out of the Bag and BlueMatter http://ff.im/-bDFYI

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Link Favourites archive – 18 October 2009

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment

* Ask the Brains: Are our Brains Constantly Making Subconscious Calculations?: SciAm http://ff.im/-bDvxf
* Bigger not necessarily better, when it comes to brains http://ff.im/-bDsPp
* The Coming Nuclear Crisis : arXiv: http://ff.im/-bDq1l
* What’s Your Strategy for the Next Decade? – Harvard http://ff.im/-bDphj
* Inter-Dimensional Space Travel — Illusion 360 – Amazing Art http://ff.im/-bDoYv
* IEEE Spectrum: Numonyx Makes Stackable Phase-Change Memory http://ff.im/-bDofT

* Video: Bombproof Wallpaper Test http://ff.im/-bDnUu
* Can these sunglasses really stop bullets? | DVICE http://ff.im/-bDng3
* Quantum Physics Visualized – Quantum sculptures – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bDncs
* The Ten Best Videos Of Man (and Creature) Fused With Machines – Cyborgs Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bDn5i
* Could Future Space Missions Infect the Milky Way? http://ff.im/-bCiFF
* Quantum processor executes 160 different operations – physicsworld.com http://ff.im/-bCipj

* Mark Cuban’s Plan to Choke Google’s Super Powers – Mark Cuban – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bChGC
* ALMA Telescope Takes Its First Sub-Millimeter Measurements of Space | Popular Science http://ff.im/-bCdFN
* Selected sessions streamed live from Web 2.0 Expo New York http://tv.web2expo.com/ http://ff.im/-bCc0l
* 15 Google Interview Questions That Will Make You Feel Stupid http://ff.im/-bCb76
* A “Dino Chicken” Could Be Created in Five Years By Reversing Evolution -… [pic] http://ff.im/-bCaF0

* A new look for Google Translate -… http://ff.im/-bC9L9
* Evidence of other universes? http://ff.im/-bC9AT
* Nanotechnology team discover how to capture tumor cells in bloodstream http://ff.im/-bC5ww
* New iPhone Robot Remote-Control Lets Your Fingers Do the Walking |Fast Company http://ff.im/-bBXAk
* Multitouch Poker: The Future of Casinos? http://ff.im/-bBXtI
* and the story begins – ConceptArt http://ff.im/-bA6J4

* Adobe Releases Flash Player 10.1 And AIR 2.0 – Both Include Multi-touch Support http://ff.im/-bA5OK
* 80+ Strange and Fantastic Buildings Architecture | Showcases | instantShift http://ff.im/-bA3Pa
* Scientists Create Bacteria that Lights Up Around Landmines : http://ff.im/-bzUAo
* Titanic Thirty Meter Telescope Will See Deep Space More Clearly | Wired http://ff.im/-bzlBi
* Copyright Time Bomb Set To Go Off http://ff.im/-bzl0c
* The War For the Web – O’Reilly Radar http://ff.im/-bzkbw
* IEEE : For Willow Garage, Robotics Is Personal http://ff.im/-bzj0w
* Listen, watch, read: Computers search for meaning http://ff.im/-bx9kF
* Lecture: Introduction to Synthetic Biology http://ff.im/-bx5fb

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Link Favourites archive – 16 October 2009

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment

* Can Your Body Be A Battery? – Blood batteries – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bwyF7
* Integrating Sound and Vision to Enhance Robot Perception http://ff.im/-bwfU2
* SPDY: Google wants to speed up the web by ditching HTTP – Ars Technica http://ff.im/-bwzGM
* Mandelbulb: The Unravelling of the Real 3D Mandelbrot Fractal http://ff.im/-bvZyQ

* Nanodevices Bend under the Force of Light: Scientific American http://ff.im/-bvLz6
* Why the mainstream media is dying http://ff.im/-bvJ0p
* Universal programmable two-qubit quantum processor created http://ff.im/-bvDj7
* New Dating Sites Match People Through DNA Tests | Slashdot http://ff.im/-bvxK1
* Meet the British Man with the “Bionic Bottom” – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bvtEc
* Random Thoughts: WorldWide Social Media Use Statistics http://ff.im/-bvt8N

* Esoteric Creativity: Michael Paulkner’s Visualizations | Brain Pickings http://ff.im/-buimu
* McCabism: Supersymmetry and the Large Hadron Collider http://ff.im/-btYTe
* The Carl Sagan deep space exploration vessel dwarfs its own builders http://ff.im/-btqDo
* Nanotechnology Today: Is your microrobot up for the (NIST) challenge? http://ff.im/-btq0S
* 33 Excellent OLED Energy Saving & Eco-Friendly Designs | WebEcoist http://ff.im/-btiLW

* Avatar Machine Design Museum – Designers in residence 2009 on Vimeo http://ff.im/-btiDt
* Voyage Through CERN’s Large Hadron Collider http://ff.im/-btiaJ
* LHC to Finally Start Next Week, Again | Wired http://ff.im/-brkSf
* Robot Practices Tai Chi And Swordplay In Preparation To Kill Us – Hubu 2 robot http://ff.im/-brfYm

* 4 reasons why V’s motherships don’t make sense | DVICE http://ff.im/-brfqw
* Finger Touching Phone Concept Gives You – Finger touching phone – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-brfdf
* Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena Many, many of them! http://bit.ly/UEM5Bhttp://ff.im/-bqN5N
* Dense Plasma Focus Fusion Video Background http://ff.im/-bqMM4

* Haptic Ring Lets You Feel Objects in Augmented Reality http://ff.im/-bqMBV
* German Architect Wants to Build World’s Largest Artificial Mountain  http://ff.im/-bqMgr
* Video: The View From the Highest Man-Made Point on Earth  http://ff.im/-bqM4V



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Link Favourites archive – 13 October 2009

November 13, 2009 Leave a comment

* IEEE Spectrum: Lessons From a Mechanical Child http://ff.im/-boIdw
* Signature of consciousness captured in brain scans… http://ff.im/-boEGj
* Weak Link In Cancer Cell Armor Identified http://ff.im/-boAAH
* Long Telomeres and Rebuilding Telomeres Clearly Linked to Living to 100 http://ff.im/-boAsI
* Gene knockout may cheer up mice http://ff.im/-bnXMR

* New Neurons Make Room for New Memories http://ff.im/-bnO8W
* A Shortcut for Detecting Alien Worlds — ScienceNOW http://ff.im/-bnNXh
* Soon, Babies May Have Three Biological Parents | Popular Science http://ff.im/-bnL23
* Single-Slot Graphics Card Drives Eight 2560×1600 Monitors Simultaneously – http://ff.im/-bnIXL

* Quantum ‘trampoline’ to test gravity – New Scientist http://ff.im/-bnIwx
* IEEE Spectrum: MIT’s Shape-Shifting Robots http://ff.im/-bnIjS
* Unusual Massive White Dwarf Stars Have Oxygen Atmospheres | Universe Today http://ff.im/-bnIbR
* New Speaker Design Turns Music Into Water-and-Light Show – Fast Company http://ff.im/-bntDF

* Firefighter 360 Augmented Reality Game–It’s Hot! | Fast Company http://ff.im/-bnpqJ
* Intelligent Learning Retinal Implants to Adapt to Real Eyes – Retinal implants http://ff.im/-bnpch
* Your Next Body Is Growing In a Lab Right Now – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bnoUC
* HMD System at Daimler AG http://ff.im/-bnoIv
* Robot negotiator ends tense Colorado siege http://ff.im/-blo8a
* Amazing Homes Built with Whole Trees http://ff.im/-blhLn
* Australian scientists plan to regrow breasts after cancer http://ff.im/-blhAT

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Link Favourites archive – 12 October 2009

November 12, 2009 Leave a comment

* The Future of Vancouver Takes Shape – Olympic village – io9 http://ff.im/-bkK8q
* The Best Sub-Light Propulsion System This Side of Luyten 726-8B – Space – io9 http://ff.im/-bkK37
* Nanotechnology Today: University of Cincinnati researchers create all-electric spintronics http://ff.im/-bkIGQ
* Augmented Times: New Video for ARForce http://ff.im/-bkI9f
* ASIMO’s 9th birthday party and a bunch of pictures of the precursors to the capable little robot http://ff.im/-bkHL1

* Iowa State engineers develop 3-D software to give doctors, students a view inside the body http://ff.im/-bkHur
* Video: Nokia’s Vision of Mobile Devices in 2015 – Nokia’s vision of the future 2015 – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bkGQp
* Evolution of a single gene linked to language : Nature News http://ff.im/-bkGHw
* Surfing the Road On an iPhone-Controlled Oldsmobile – iphone car – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bkGzZ
* Gadget Singularity: Let’s Ditch Our Buttons and Screens Forever – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bkGjr

* Nature’s Most Wicked-Looking Robot, the Bacteriophage  http://ff.im/-bkClb
* Soccer-Ball-Sized Submersible Robots Will Track Ocean Currents and Disasters http://ff.im/-bkAU4
* NASA Scientist Converts iPhone into Chemical Sniffer | Popular Science http://ff.im/-bkeFh
* Joule Biotechnologies Figures Out How to Make Fuel from Air Fast Company http://ff.im/-bkdJr
* Accelerating Future » AGI vs. Whole Brain Emulation —  http://ff.im/-bi63X

* Freedom Leg Looks About 1,000,000x Better than Crutches http://ff.im/-bi3Ie
* NASA Creates Key Building Block of Life in Lab http://ff.im/-bi2zw
* Technology Review: A Personal Power Generator http://ff.im/-bi1IV
* Singularity University: Cracking the (Human) Code | Epicenter | Wired.com http://ff.im/-bi0UL
* Technology Review: Mimicking the Building Prowess of Nature http://ff.im/-bhTna

* X-ray diffraction microscopy peers into tiny cells – physicsworld.com http://ff.im/-bhSwQ
* European Researchers Plan Automated “Road Trains” http://ff.im/-bhquN
* Mind Hacks: Emulating the brain on a chip http://ff.im/-bhnDa
* Who Needs Sunglasses? New Contact Lenses Respond to Light http://ff.im/-bhmvN
* Ultrasound security could help prevent implanted medical devices from getting hacked – Geek http://ff.im/-bhjJB

* Physics Breakthrough at Twice the Speed of Light | h+ Magazine http://ff.im/-bhi1c
* Mind Reading (Neural Decoding) Goes Mainstream | h+ Magazine http://ff.im/-bhhyj
* Scientists decipher the formation of lasting memories | BreakThrough Digest Medical News http://ff.im/-bgzpl
* Rupert Murdoch: for whom the net tolls http://ff.im/-bgut8
* Open the Future: Putting the Human Back Into the Post-Human http://ff.im/-beRVF

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Link Favourites archive – 10 October 2009

November 10, 2009 Leave a comment

* IEEE: How To Make a Humanoid Robot Open a Door http://ff.im/-bet0J
* Words, Gestures Are Translated By Same Brain Regions http://ff.im/-berxR
* Audeo Captures Electrical Signals From The Brain To Create Sound – http://ff.im/-bemWZ

* This Cyborg Life – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bej1n
* I Never Thought Water Drops Looked Like This – High speed video – Gizmodo http://ff.im/-bei1q
* Tissue Penetrating Laser Images Tumors in A New Light http://ff.im/-begZB
* MIT To Make Digital “SixthSense” Open Source http://ff.im/-begcx
* Find the 15-Minute Competitive Advantage – HarvardBusiness http://ff.im/-befrL

* Scientists want debate on animals with human genes | Reuters http://ff.im/-bdEkZ
* Replacement Penises Grown in Lab (For Rabbits Now, Humans Later?) http://ff.im/-bdCfY
* Review of Vitamin D Video Beta Launch – It’s Pretty Awesome | Singularity Hub http://ff.im/-bdvId
* Artificial DNA -An Immortal Library of Human Knowledge? http://ff.im/-bbmCv

* 45 Strange and Funny Photoshop Manipulations – http://ff.im/-bepQY
* Reminder to watch.. Michio Kaku: Physics of the Impossible (December 1st Science Channel 10pm) http://ff.im/-bbkgS
* RT @tedgreenwald Merkle: Effort to build a nano robot arm wd cost $1b over 20 years. Won’t happen b/c gov’t funds… http://ff.im/-beF0Q
* 10 Personal Branding Predictions for 2010 | – Dan Schawbel http://ff.im/-bevzy

* Advances on Many Fronts to Spinal Cord Injury Repair http://ff.im/-beMU0

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