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Tristans Daily Link Review; 16 July Feb 2010

* Human sperm gene is 600 million years old, scientists discover >>
* Physicists have finally discovered why a blue pigment used by the Mayans lasts so long. >>
* Part of the brain that tracks limbs in space discovered >>
* Brain Cells That Help Us Breathe Revealed (LiveScience.com) >>
* Quantum entanglement holds together life’s blueprint >>

* Five Robots to Watch >>
* Bionic legs allow paraplegic man to walk again >>
* First Malaria-Proof mosquito created by scientists >>
* Senate Panel Approves NASA Plans to Send Astronauts to Asteroid, Mars >>
* Prototype billboard scans you, knows what ad to show >>

* Dr Neil DeGrasse Tyson – TAM6 on Vimeo >>
* NASA seeks rover that goes all night >>
* Mercury Flyby Maps New Territory >>

* Human Trials Next for Darpa’s Mind-Controlled Artificial Arm >>
* A Puzzling Collapse of Earth’s Upper Atmosphere – NASA Science >>
* new startup makes entry in race to build the Phone virtual personal assistant >>
* App Inventor and the culture wars >>

* To Locate Underground Threats, Lockheed Scans Subterranean Gravity Signatures >>
* A Way to Play Brain-Controlled Games on Airplanes >>
* Big mystery holding back practical superconductors may have been solved >>
* The Recipe for Longevity >>

* Elsevier’s Consult Brings Procedural Videos and Illustrations to Smartphones >>
* Wind Gust Gives Opportunity Rover a Power Boost >>
* How is your iPod Like a Syringe? >>
* Should we clone Neanderthals? >>

* Use Chrome like a pro >> >>
* Grow-your-own approach to wiring 3D chips >>
* Physicists find clues to the origin and evolution of wrinkles in thin sheets >>

* Ultimate’ solvent for carbon nanotubes brings highly conductive quantum nanowire closer >>
* New technique lets optical microscopes image objects at .5 nanometer resolution >>
* New Livers Grown on Scaffolds In Rats >>
* NY Times Interviews Replicant While Its Owners Prepare for Digital Resurrection >>
* Xixidu News for 2010-07-15 >>

* Jim Von Ehr, Zyvex CEO | PBS >>
* Digital Matter >>
* Study Shows Electrical Fields Influence Brain Activity >>
* Tokyo trials digital billboards that scan passers-by >>
* Tristans Daily Link Review; 15 July Feb 2010 >>

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Tristans Daily Link Review; 15 July Feb 2010

* SingularityU Notes, thanks @davidad >>
* Kondo Introduces Robot Turtle >>
* Why Facebook friends are worth keeping >>
* Yoono Brwoser Social Plugin >>
* What’s the Most Fundamental Thing in the Universe? [Starts With A Bang] >>
* Intel’s Sandy Bridge CPUs to arrive ahead of schedule, could be with us this year >>
* Roila: A spoken language for robots >>
* Wireless PCIe To Enable Remote Graphics Cards >>

* Enphase Energy’s Thermostat Lets You Control Your Home’s Temperature From Afar >>
* Artificial Skin Realizes Asimov’s 1st Law of Robotics >>
* By Swapping in Genes from Polar-Dwelling Microbes, Researchers Create Temperature-Sensitive Vaccines >>
* The Beyond tool lets you adjust virtual 3D object on the fly >>
* Nanotech Sonar Speakers and Microphones Could Make Subs Stealthier >>

* Scientist: We Have Proof That The Chicken Came Before The Egg [Mysterysolved] >>
* Has The “Gay Gene” Been Found in Female Mice? >>
* Fossil links humans and monkeys >>
* Artificial Intelligence Gains Fans Among Investors >>
* Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex | TED >>

* Body 2.0 Here We Come: Fitbit Tracks Your Vital Signs 24/7 >>
* Can I build an ansible to communicate across the cosmos?” In this week’s Ask a Physicist. >>
* Augmented Reality: iButterfly >> >>
* Xixidu News for 2010-07-14 >>
* Artificial lungs breathe new hope for transplants >>
* Picture puzzles separate human from machine – tech – 14 July 2010 – New Scientist >>

* Wilderness communication without cell towers >>
* An invisible computer mouse >>
* Altered animals: Creatures with bonus features >>
* Tristans Daily Link Review; 14 July Feb 2010 >>

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Tristans Daily Link Review; 14 July Feb 2010

* Robonaut Getting Ready for ISS Mission (Video) >>
* Virtual human Milo comes out to play at TED in Oxford >>
* Stem cell therapy ‘first’ in trial on arthritic knees >>
* Robotic Teaching, Scientists develop machine to teach basic things to humans.(video) >>
* Mind-Controlled Robot Uses Human Brainwaves (Video) >>

* Nano-enabled Coating Makes Aircraft Invisible >>
* Hydrogen-Powered Drone Could Be The iPad of Spy Planes >>
* THAAD: The US’s New Air Defense System Kills Missiles With Kinetic Energy (Video) >>
* Autonomous Medical Helicopter Technology >>

* Want to Monitor the Earth’s Magnetic Field? There’s an App for That. >>
* Good grief, the Neandertal test kits have been sent >>
* NASA Launches Contest for Inflatable Space Houses >>
* In New Contests, NASA Invites Citizens To Design Robots and Satellites >>

* Science City stores heat in the ground >>
* Chile First To Approve Net Neutrality Law >>
* Through The Wormhole: What Happened Before the Beginning? >>
* Neutrino mass less of a mystery thanks to deep space imaging >>
* The World’s largest skateboard >>

* Personal genomics: the importance of sequencing >>
* Is Your iPad Too Small? How About 52 Inches? >>
* Juno Probe, to Study Jupiter’s Radiation Belt, Gets Titanium Suit of Interplanetary Armor >>
* Electric Vehicles Won’t Bring Down the Power Grid >>
* Photo Shows Suicide Bomber Ant Self-Detonating >>

* South Korea’s DMZ Sentry Robot Is Licensed to Kill >>
* French Company Promotes Its Artificial Heart Technology >>
* YT-All in the Mind-The Fascinating Future of Brain Research >>

* Alternative nuclear fuel is surprisingly reactive – New Scientist >>
* MIT Creates Cloth That Listens: Cloth sensors could make Internet of Things fashionable. >>
* NASA’s 3-D animation of Typhoon Conson’s heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms >>
* A Scientist Takes On Gravity >>
* Unlike BP’s, natural oil seeps can help sea life >>

* The Big Lies People Tell In Online Dating >>
* Clues to Life’s Shift from Simple to Complex” >>
* Xixidu News for 2010-07-13 >>
* Cure For Multiple Sclerosis? Controversial Liberation Procedure Moves Forward >>
* What can HTML 5 do? Check out the future of the Web here >>

* Perturbing Discovery: Does an Exoplanet’s Orbital Oddity Reveal a Neighboring World? >>
* Mosaic: Welcome to Planet Earth >>
* Crunching cancer with numbers >>
* Genomic liftoff >>
* The Disappearing Intellectual in the Age of Economic Darwinism >>
* Tristans Daily Link Review; 13 July Feb 2010 >>

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Tristans Daily Link Review; 13 July Feb 2010

* NASA and Microsoft Release Stunning New Interactive Mars Tour >>
* Soon Eye-Tracking Technology Will Reveal If You’re Lying >>
* Why Our Universe Must Have Been Born Inside a Black Hole >>

* Kevin Warwick – The Cyborg Experiments >>
* MIT’s Neverending Drawing Machine Hints at the Future of Education >>
* Mice essentially ‘cured’ of mild diabetes with enzyme >>
* Mass-Produced Synthetic Blood Comes One Step Closer >>

* Britain’s Ministry of Defence unveils unmanned Taranis combat aircraft >>
* Human Evolution Recapped in Kids Brain Growth >>
* Potential Flaws in Longevity Genetics Study >>

* Intel’s smart TV remote will recognize you, tailor content to your wishes >>
* New Google Research On Social Networks >>
* Boeing’s Corpulent Hydrogen-Powered Spy Plane Will Fly at 65,000 Feet For Four Days >>
* DARPA Asks for a Flying Car, Gets a Dual-Rotor Road Warrior Turned Helo >>

* New Type of Brain-Computer Interface Lets You Control Robots With Your Eyes >>
* Quadrotor Flying Robots Team Up To Lift Objects >>
* BEAR Gives Casualties Something To Smile About >>
* Where the Robots Came From >>
* The brain of the fly – a high-speed computer >> >>

* Microsoft Says 74% Of Business Computers Still Running On Windows XP >>
* YouTube Leanback: YouTube That Looks Like TV >>
* Will Apple Respond To Google With HyperCard For iPhone App Tool? >>
* A person’s language may influence how he thinks about other people >>
* Google Maps gets stunning isometric view >>
* Microsoft Launches Outlook Facebook Integration >>

* Ben Goertzel Might There Be Intelligences in Other “Dimensions”? >>
* America’s Failure to Dream >>
* Genes from Arctic bacteria used to create new vaccines >>

* Xixidu News for 2010-07-12 >>
* Dawning of a new age in bacteria research >>
* Can you teach yourself synaesthesia? >>
* The Drillers Are Coming: Debate over Hydraulic Fracturing Heats Up >>
* EcoMotors Revs Its Engine With $23.5 Million Series B Funding From Bill Gates >>

* Resveratrol-activated enzyme may boost memory and learning ability >>
* Would you still be conscious if neurons were replaced by (functionally identical) silicon chips? >>
* Tristans Daily Link Review; 12 July Feb 2010 >>

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Tristans Daily Link Review; 12 July Feb 2010

* Sir, Your Liver Is Ready: Behind the Scenes of Bioprinting >>
* Conscious Understanding: What is its Physical Basis? Sir Roger Penrose – Transcurve >>
* The Virtual Revolution – The Great Levelling? >>

* Robots speed up path to discovery >>
* Alpha, beta, gamma: The language of brainwaves >>
* This Is a Computer on Your Brain >>
* Solar Powered Toothbrush Cleans Using Electrons – TechCrunch >>
* Ad system that can spot an online shopper >>

* Now, you can build your own robot – The Times of India >>
* A Home that Can Last A Thousand Years >>
* A revolutionary breakthrough in terahertz remote sensing >>
* The Creativity Crisis >>
* Nanoparticles shrink tumors in mice >>

* Geo-neutrinos: Discovery of subatomic particles could answer deep questions in geology >>
* Secret history of X and Z – how sex chromosomes from humans and chickens found common ground…” >>
* Floating Wind Turbines Promise Clean Power >>
* Law of hurricane power discovered >>
* Technologist: Full Emersion in the Cyberworld is Coming – CIO.com >>

* A Simpler Way to Spy on Rogue Molecules >>
* Fabricating a Multifunctional Fiber >>
* In Mice Many Brain Genes Active From Only One Parent >>

* Huge collection of PHP ebooks: huge collection of PHP ebooks (87 ebooks) to download.” >>
* Ethics of historical revivification >>
* Why Don’t Teenage Girls Swoon for Middle-Aged Billionaires? >>
* Warped Sky: Star Trails Panorama >>

* Inside Anybots And The Rise of Human-Size Telepresence Robots (videos) >>
* Nanopatterning 6 nanometres in size and only 14 nanometres apart >>
* Xixidu News for 2010-07-11 >>
* Tristans Daily Link Review; 11 July Feb 2010 >>

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Tristans Daily Link Review; 11 July Feb 2010

* The proton shrinks in size >>
* HRP2-JSK is PR2 Best Friend >>
* Smart TV remote could censor shows for kids >>
* Mind Blowing Particle Animations to Music >>
* Are You Keeping an Eye on SDO Keeping an Eye on the Sun? >>

* British-Designed ‘Bulletproof Custard’ Liquid Armor Is Better than a Kevlar Vest >>
* Students, Meet Your New Teacher, Mr. Robot >>
* Some Birds Can See Magnetic Fields >>
* Dark Matter May Be Building Up Inside Sun >>
* Think You’re Operating on Free Will? Think Again >>

* 35 Beautiful StandAlone Photography That Never seen Before >>
* Mike Treder Will you live to see the 22nd century? >>
* Extinction Possibility Splits IEET Readers Three Ways >>

* Bruce Sterling’s At the 9am of the Augmented Reality Industry” keynote >>
* Video: Ted Talk – Hans Rosling on global population growth >>
* TransVision 2010 >>
* Tanks for the Memories >>

* Has Any Creative Work Failed Because of Piracy? >>
* How would you feel about genetically engineering humans? : reddit.com >>
* It’s not information overload, nor is it filter failure: It’s a discovery deficit >>

* xixidu News for 2010-07-10 >>
* Animated 3D models extracted from single-camera video >>
* DNA ‘molecular scissors’ discovered >>
* Nano-generators can harvest electricity from your blood [Nanotechnology] >>
* Intel Supercomputer Predicts Gulf Oil Spill’s Path [Bp] >>

* YouTube Now Supports 4096p video >>
* Computing power cracks egg shell problem >>
* New ultrabright source of entangled photon pairs >>
* Mass Transit Encourages Exercise and Weight Loss >>
* MIND Reviews: See What I’m Saying >>

* Interesting environment wards off cancer >>
* Rodney Brooks Leaves MIT, Is Heartland Robotics About To Take Off? >>
* High reliability of flexible organic transistor memory looks promising for future electronics >>
* Xixidu News for 2010-07-09 >>

* When You Spill Oil In Water Perhaps The Things In The Water Evolve >>
* The long quest for the origins of mass >>
* Gene switches sexual desires of female mice >>
* Mystery of Giant Cloud of Antimatter Surrounding Mily Way’s Core Solved >>
* Monkeys use trees to catapault themselves out of Japanese laboratory>>
* Tristans Daily Link Review; 9 July Feb 2010 >>

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Tristans Daily Link Review; 9 July Feb 2010

* Antibodies found that protect against AIDS >>
* Implantable Eye Telescope That Treats AMD Finally Gets FDA Approval | Singularity Hub >>
* Solar plane completes historic 24-hour flight – Aircraft could stay in the air indefinitely>>

* Solving the genome puzzle” >>
* Run Wired, Run Deep: Subs May Finally Get Online >>
* Listening to the heart: Heartbeat may reveal information on kidney health >>
* Biologists find a way to lower tumor risk in stem cell therapies >>
* Life science in prison: Nalini Nadkarni on TED.com >>

* A Chemical to Grow Brain Cells >>
* Humans First Acquired Malaria Parasites 2.5 Million Years Ago (NSF) >>
* Darwinian algorithm cuts the need for surgery >>
* How Babies Think (preview) >>
* Sun’s Dust Ring Could Help Find Exo-Earths >>

* Accelerating Future » Neil S. Greenspan: Hogwash About the Singularity is Here >>
* Leafy Green Coherence: Quantum Physics Fuels Photosynthesis >>
* Stewart Brand writes that “Science is the only news. When you scan through a newspaper …” >>
* On Information Processing, Computation, and Cognition >> >>
* David Gelernter: A manifesto. Everything is up for grabs. Everything will change.>>
* Brain recycling puts kids writing in a twist >>

* Xixidu News for 2010-07-08 >>

* Hottest Gadgets of the 1960’s,1970’s and 1980’s >> >>
* When a little knowledge really is dangerous >> >>
* Google Struggles To Give Away $10 Million >>
* Skype Encryption (Partly) Revealed >>

* Nanoscale Random Number Circuit to Secure Future Chips >>
* Nanoparticles combat cancer by inducing hyperthermia >>
* The Stanford Mini Med School: The Complete Collection >>
* Tristans Daily Link Review; 8 July Feb 2010 >>
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Tristans Daily Link Review; 8 July Feb 2010

* Nano-Magnets: Controlling the Worms in Your Brain >>
* Voice-transcription device to transcribe business meetings in real time, in prototype NTT. >>
* Solar-Powered Airplane Attempts First Night Flight >>
* Willow Garage Robot Fetches Beer, Engineers Rejoice (Video) >>
* New Reports Show Artificial Pancreas Is On Route To Treat Diabetes >>

* Physics student proposes name for really big number >>
* Ticking biological clock increases women’s libido, new research shows >>
* Breakthrough in plant-fungi relationship >>
* Black hole blows big bubble >>
* Unearthed tools rewrite saga of human migration >>
* Magnetic Nanoparticles Can Remotely Control Worms >>
* How a son’s DNA snared his father >>

* Should Cities Install Moving Sidewalks? >>
* Scalable Quantum Computer Chip Technique Revealed >>
* Diamond Bullet Fired at 1000 Km/S Could Produce Nuclear Fusion, Researchers >>
* Solid-State Systems Could Sequence a Genome For $100 >>
* Bridge to quantum world: Darwinian natural selection figures in physical reality theory >>
* Pentagon plans ‘flying submarine’ >>

* Particle physics: Honey, I shrunk the proton >>
* Discovering Why the Human Mind Needs Nature. Attention Restoration Theory >>
* On Social Learning, Sensemaking Capacity and Collective Intelligence” >>
* amishare: Watching: Venus de Milo recreated in 3D details >>
* Horses Understand Humans, Sort Of >> >>
* Futures in Biotech: Vertical Farms and much more >> >>

* Xixidu News for 2010-07-07 >>
* Google: Chef José Andrés: What does light taste like? >>
* New Electronic Fiber Heralds Smarter Textiles >>
* Would you trust a humanoid robot? >>
* What evidence would convince you that a god exists? >>
* You may have made a friend, but did you find a person? >>

* Researchers identify water’s unexpected role in blood pressure control >>
* Researchers find new proteins that regulate blood pressure, flow >>
* A Step Closer to Perfect 3-D Data Storage >>
* Tristans Daily Link Review; 7 July Feb 2010 >>

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Tristans Daily Link Review; 7 July Feb 2010

* Watch Single Cell Become an Animal >>
* Scientists discover how to switch cancer ‘protector’ gene on >>
* Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness | TED >>
* Researchers find anxiety may be at root of religious extremism >>

* Study links romantic rejection with reward and addiction centers in the brain >>
* Curiosity Gets Her Wheels >>
* Using Sound to Filter Bacterial Spores from Water >>

* ASIMO gets an Upgrade >>
* Robotic Parking Garage >>
* New Phobia-Fighting Tool: An Augmented Reality Cockroach >>
* Are We Entering the Age of Augmented Trademark Infringement? >>
* Building One Big Brain >>

* timoreilly: The manufacturing future. >>
* Mike Treder Voluntary Human Extinction >>
* The next wave of programming languages >>

* Genes Tied To Difficulties Quitting Smoking >>
* Protein identified which helps cancer cells to survive stressful conditions >>
* Quantum Physics For Everybody >>
* Yes, Hayabusa Asteroid Probe Contains Particles >>

* Rocket Nozzles Could Pull Carbon from Air >>
* Light-driven nanoscale plasmonic motors >>
* The Electric Mind >>

* Graph of top 1000 websites captures ‘long tail’ of the internet >>
* Reading on Screen: The New Media Sphere >> >>
* New Study: You Read Slower on Kindle, iPad than with Print >>
* Firefox 4 Beta 1 Released – >> >>
* 7 Business Tips From People Who Are Younger And Richer Than You >>
* US Pirate Movie Site DNS Seizure Fail >>

* Xixidu News for 2010-07-06 >>
* The Human Edge (on NPR) >>
* Tristans Daily Link Review; 6 July Feb 2010 >>

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Tristans Daily Link Review; 6 July Feb 2010

* Interview With a Robot – The New York Times >>
* Brain imaging can predict behavior days in advance. >>
* Design Boosts Chances For Air-Powered Motorcycle >>
* Doctors perform brain surgery via eyelid >>
* Thermal-powered, insect-like robot crawls into microrobot contenders ring >>
* Targeting a Master Regulator of Disease >>

* Biosensors Comfortable Enough to Wear 24-7 >>
* Environmental Visionaries: The Big Gun | Popular Science >>
* Xixidu News for 2010-07-06 >>
* Seen yesterday at the Japan Expo/ComicCon: Cybrina, a robot … >>

* Nano-sized light mill drives micro-sized disk >> >>
* Fantastic European Space Agency photo shows light from the time of the Big Bang >>
* The Milky Way Over Pulpit Rock >>
* Map of Nuclear Explosions on the Earth from 1945-1998 >>
* guardiantech: Ten years of virtual worlds: Habbo hits a decade >>
* Never-before-seen material can store vast amounts of energy >>

* Doomsday Ark to be Housed on the Moon >>
* Nano-sand to revolutionize drug delivery through the skin >>
* Java’s Backup Plan If Oracle Fumbles >>
* Unusual quantum states may shake up quantum computing >>
* How do scientists use light to move matter? >>

* 1983 Apple Event Bill Gates and Steve Jobs >>
* Reading:Biology 2.0 >> >>
* Iran unveils human-like robot: report >>
* Grindr: a new sexual revolution? >>
* Virtual reality you can reach out and touch >>
* Tristans Daily Link Review; 4 July Feb 2010 >>

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