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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 31 August 2011

* Pill to prevent sunburn ‘within five years’ >>
* Technology ‘failing to empower older generation’ >>

* Sony’s Head-Mounted 3D OLED Display Is World’s First, Produces 750-Inch Virtual Screen >>
* This USB Drive Is Just Thicker than a Penny and Holds 2TB [Video] >>

* Robot Vacuums: Roomba, Smarbo, And Now The Smartphone-Controlled RoboKing >>
* Nsquared’s Seamless Computing, Surface + Kinect + Slate + Phone = amazing interface (video) >>
* SUFFER ’11 farming robot plays a multitude of roles, takes commands via Wiimote (video) >>

* Social Networking Meets Problem Solving >>
* Google and OpenDNS Work On Global Internet Speedup >>

* Human Mission to an Asteroid: Asteroid Field Testing >>
* Scientists reveal new survival mechanism for neurons >>

* Researchers Replace Lenses With Holograms to Develop Affordable Handheld Dual-Mode Microscope >>
* iPads May Soon Cost More Than Big Screen TVs >>
* Entering the Age of Sail >>

* Localizing language in the brain >>
* Dolphins, aliens, and the search for intelligent life >>
* Faulty signaling in brain increases craving for sugar and drugs >>

* Graphene goes plasmonic and could increase comms speeds by 10x to 10 gigabits per second >>
* Novel alloy could produce hydrogen fuel from sunlight >>
* Japan has wind lens turbine design generates triple power of regular wind turbines >>

* Xixidu Links for 2011-08-30 >>
* Futureseek Daily Link Review; 30 August 2011 >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 30 August 2011

* When two chatbots have a conversation, everyone wins (video) >>
* Microsoft details Windows 8 Explorer tweaks, adds ribbon UI >>
* Heat from Fingertips Could Help ATM Hackers >>

* Speech recognition leaps forward >>
* Exotic Galaxy With Black Hole Heart Wows Astronomers >>
* New microscope might see beneath skin in 4-D >>

* The brittleness of aging bones — more than a loss of bone mass >>
* Real life Minecraft block combines cardboard box, Arduino, and a projector (video) >>
* Why the Impossible Happens More Often >>

* Poor sleep quality increases risk of high blood pressure >>
* Sequencing the Microbe That Causes Bubonic Plague >>
* World Problem Solutions do not need Superintelligence >>

* World Ships: The Long Journey To The Stars >>
* Controlling cells’ environments: a step toward building much-needed tissues and organs >>
* Uncovering the spread of deadly cancer >>

* The dialogue between quantum light and matter >>
* Simulating what it takes to create a Milky Way-like galaxy >>
* NASA says space station may be evacuated >>

* A Video Game That Teaches You To Make Video Games >>
* Perfect and optimized hindsight as a model for Post Singularity >>

* Links for 2011-08-29 >>
* Futureseek Daily Link Review; 29 August 2011 >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 29 August 2011

* A low-cost, low-power DIY cellular data network >>
* A Plan To Place An Asteroid In Earth Orbit >>

* Space farmers needed for mission to Mars >>
* Pioneering nanosystems engineering program receives accreditation >>
* Nano-thermometers show first temperature response differences within living cells >>

* Pablo Amaringo paintings – >>
* Fascinatingly Small Images Give First-Ever Glimpse of an Electron’s Orbit [Atoms] >>

* Diamond Particles Found in Candle Flames >>
* Links for 2011-08-28 >>
* Ask Slashdot: Math Curriculum To Understand General Relativity? >>
* PumpTire, the bike tire that auto-inflates as you ride >>

* Cloud formation may be linked to cosmic rays >>
* A nuclear power plant on the Moon? >>
* Robots invade science class >>

* A Jet from Galaxy M87 >>
* How Much Life Does Earth Host? >>
* Matternet and the other Newest Singularity University Startups >>

* Apple – iOS 5 – Brand New Concepts >>
* WSJ on “Living to 100 and Beyond” >>

* Futureseek Daily Link Review; 28 August 2011 >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 28 August 2011

* Medgadget Interview: Robert Oschler, Robotic Telepresence Developer >>
* New Imaging Device Enables Scientists to See Tumor Cells Traveling in the Brain >>
* Google Tech Talk: Steve Hsu — Genetic Basis for Intelligence >>
* Brain Malfunction Prevents Rats From Remembering Deliciousness of Spicy Food >>

* Arithmetic, Population, and Energy >>
* Using GPS To Detect Secret Nuclear Tests >>
* MIT’s folding CityCar takes a spin on video, still no room for humans >>

* Apple patent application imagines iPhones that learn the sweet sound of your voice >>
* Apple stops renting TV shows in iTunes, could be working on a new kind of video service >>
* Apple patent application keeps your private display private >>

* Get Drunk on the Future [Booze] >>
* How to blend together photons [Photons] >>
* Solar cells could get quantum boost >>
* Mapping the brain >>

* Hand-held unit to detect cancer in poorer countries >>
* Object agnosia: Neuroscientists uncover neural mechanisms of object recognition >>
* Future Interfaces: 15 Peripherals Straight Out of Science Fiction >>
* VIDEO: Bionic man fitted with video camera prosthetic eye >>

* DNA spray marks thieves >>
* Neuroscience of Personality – Dario Nardi – Authors@Google >>
* Exploding star coming to a telescope near you >>

* Photons made to change colour and shape >>
* Sensor chip for monitoring tumors >>
* Japan Aims to Halve Radiation in Affected Areas in 2 Years >>

* Equation helps keep tyres on the road longer >>
* The First Fully Stretchable OLED >>
* Hologram Method Used to Study Neurons >>

* Measuring how far vibrations travel >>
* The Universe is Biased! [Starts With A Bang] >>
* Extraterrestrial dust reveals asteroid’s past and future >>
* The Next Steps In Robotics And Computer Vision: Behavior Analysis, Situational Awareness >>

* IBM Builds 120 petabyte hard drive >>
* Stanford Researchers Totally Saw Those Sunspots Before You Did [Video] >>

* Can you surf a gravitational wave? [Ask A Physicist] >>
* CERN Experiment Finds Possible Link Between Cosmic Rays and Climate Change >>
* Simulating Droughts To Find Out How Thirsty Plants React >>
* Sony’s Subtitling Glasses for the Hearing Impaired Show Captions Directly to Your Eyes >>

* Scientists create natural Alzheimer’s-fighting compound in lab >>
* Evidence Against BitTorrent Users Slammed In Court – >>
* Genetic code used to engineer a living protein >>
* DARPA releases video of HTV-2 hypersonic glider flight >>

* When all you can smell is your brain >>
* The Tricky Transition from Walking to Running >>
* Why Am I Wearing This Glove? Oh, It Controls My Robot Hand, That’s All >>

* Electric ice a shock to the solar system >>
* Interstellar Travel Implicit assumptions, Risks and Reasons >>
* A planet made of diamond 4000 light years away >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 25 August 2011

* Nanoscale superclusters that mirror living systems >>
* Navy Uses Waves To Power Sensors >>
* Sony: emotion-reading games possible in ten years >>
* Inexpensive chips harvest mechanical energy to charge batteries for wireless sensors >>

* Here’s What Apple Loses If Steve Jobs Doesn’t Come Back (AAPL) >>
* An Awesome Startup Launched Today That Could Change How You Read Books Forever >>
* Floating Microcountries >>
* Inventors Propose “Liquid Keyboard” Upgrade for the iPad [VIDEO] >>

* When algorithms control the world – >>
* NASA Creating Laser Communication System For Mars >>
* Steve Jobs Steps Down, Apple Shares Drop 5% After-Hours >>

* Steve Jobs resigning as Apple CEO…. >>
* PopSci Q&A: Creating Crop Circles With Lasers and Microwaves >>
* Fingernails are 55 million years old >>

* How to Detect Collisions With Other Universes >>
* Novel control of Dengue fever >>
* Scientists find weakness in deadly Ebola virus >>
* US approves Botox for bladder control >>

* New building blocks for synthesis of complex molecules >>
* Empathy enhanced by magnetic stimulation of the brain >>
* NASA picks three proposals for flight demonstration >>

* Xixidu Links for 2011-08-24 >>
* Futureseek Daily Link Review; 24 August 2011 >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 24 August 2011

* Experiments Show Gravity Is Not An Emergent Phenomenon >>
* Human gait could soon power portable electronics >>
* Wireless Monitoring of Heart Rate and Respiration Using RADAR >>

* Brain region that predicts the future identified >>
* Species count put at 8.7 million >>
* Stem cells offer Parkinson’s hope >>

* Did Einstein discover E = mc2? >>
* Are we watching NASA Astrophysics commit suicide? [Starts With A Bang] >>
* New Cancer Drug Approved That Eliminates Chemo Horrors >>

* Richard Eskow Pay the Young to Build the Future >>
* George Dvorsky On the Pernicious De-Radicalization of the Radical Future >>
* Combat Cavities By Re-Growing Your Decaying Teeth [Science] >>

* Will We Redesign Our Homes for Robots? >>
* 3D Printers Get Big Boost: Foundry Group Leads $10m Investment in MakerBot >>
* Is IBM Building a Computer That Thinks Like a Human? >>

* Researchers reach world-record 97.4 Tesla magnetic field >>
* Libyan Rebels Are Flying Their Own Minidrone >>
* State of the Bionic Art: The Best Replacements for My Flimsy Human Parts >>

* Microrobot lifts bead 4x its weight >>
* Open wide for new stem cell potential >>
* Unexpected adhesion properties of graphene may lead to new nanotechnology devices >>
* WebAPI: Mozilla Proposes Open App Interface For Smartphones >>

* Baby boomers may be bad news for stock market >>
* Really dark matter: Is the universe made of holes? >>

* Stars that steal give birth to backwards planets >>
* Hubble Telescope Successor Could Get a Financial Lifeline >>
* Aurora Over Greenland >>

* Futureseek Daily Link Review; 23 August 2011 >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 23 August 2011

* Throwable Robots Act as Smart Grenades >>
* DNA Origami Revolutionizes Metamaterial Manufacture >>
* Drawing superconductor circuits with x-rays >>

* Radio’s first “Artificial Intelligence DJ” >> via @dvorsky:
* 15-year-old girl gets bionic hand, is able to hold things for the first time >>
* Gemini-Scout robot can scope out mining accidents, may save lives (video) >>

* Hunt for the Higgs enters endgame >>
* My Position on the Three Major Singularity Views >>

* Microsoft promises ‘robust’ USB 3.0 support in Windows 8 >>
* Everything Will Be Too Big to Fail – >>
* DIY CRT is fun, slightly dangerous, won’t lead to a home-made TV >>

* Futureseek Daily Link Review; 22 August 2011 >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 22 August 2011

* Batteries That Run On (And Clean) Used Toilet Water >>
* Exciting discovery about the origin of humans >>
* This Swiss Lunatic Scaled a Mountain By Tightrope Walking Its Cable Car Wire [Video] >>

* Better ‘photon loops’ may be key to computer and physics advances >>
* Detect sunspots 2 days before flares strike >>
* MIT: Simple security for wireless >>

* Kamikaze Satellite Could Be Earth’s Last Defense Against Asteroid >>
* Physicists build first single-photon router >>
* The Cutting-Edge Physics of a Crumpled Paper Ball >>
* Not so fast — researchers find that lasting evolutionary change takes about 1 million years >>

* Cancer research in ‘golden era’, says charity chief >>
* More free online Stanford computer science courses >>
* Small energy efficient lens could make smartphone projectors mainstream >>
* Antennas in your clothes? New design could pave the way >>

* Beams to order from table-top accelerators >>
* Molecular biosensor can monitor stress to cells by color changes >>
* Earth Ejecta Could Have Seeded Life on Europa >>
* Cancer’s Secrets Come Into Sharper Focus >>

* Is Sleep Brain Defragmentation? >>
* Frickin’ Lasers: “Laser Advances in Nuclear Fuel Stir Terror Fear” >>

* Links for 2011-08-22 >>
* Links for 2011-08-21 >>
* Futureseek Daily Link Review; 21 August 2011 >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 21 August 2011

* The Age of Personal Robots Is at Hand (Video) >>
* Why Software Is Eating the World >>
* Tablets aren’t the third device I’d hoped for… from a productivity standpoint, anyway >>

* The Fairy of Eagle Nebula >>
* Tased From Above! New Robot Copter To Begin Patrolling Our Skies (video) >>
* Updated paper – metamaterial warp drive simulator >>
* Oldest reliable fossils show early life was a beach >>

* RKK Energia Confirms Private Trip To the Moon >>
* 13-Year-Old Uses Fibonacci Sequence For Solar Power Breakthrough >>

* Quantum entanglement could mean completely secure data transfer >>
* Black holes and pulsars could reveal extra dimensions >>
* GE SILEX laser uranium enrichment >>

* Microscale Spacecraft for Interstellar Applications >>
* Aliens, Global Warming, and the Intergalactic Arms Race >>
* Google’s Beloved Android Hidden Among 180 Famous Robots in Illustration >>

* Your Next Home Will Be A Robot >>
* Scientists create chickens with alligator snouts, cackle madly >>
* Space storm tracked from sun to earth >>

* Optical fiber transmission quality can be tested without need to take measurements at both ends >>
* How Do You Count 7 Billion People? >>
* Car makers testing driver wake-up from sensors in headrest >>

* SRT-1720 protects mice against obesity and extends life by 44 per cent >>
* RoboBee speaks honeybee dance language >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 19 August 2011

* Google Maps adds current weather conditions for those who hate being rained on (video) >>
* Glucose sensor skin implant glows when blood sugar spikes >>
* Ready to learn? Brain scans can tell you >>

* Ecstasy could treat cancer: researchers >>
* “Woot” Becomes an Official Word >>
* DARPA: Mach 20 test vehicle made ‘stable flight, controlled descent’ >>

* You Call This College? The 25 Coolest College Labs in the Country >>
* What Dark Matter’s Alternatives Must Do [Starts With A Bang] >>
* The first kangaroo genome sequence >>

* 100,000+ Sign Up For Stanford’s Open Class on Artificial Intelligence >>
* Scientists open new window into the brain >>
* Football analysis leads to advance in artificial intelligence >>

* New Chip Borrows Brain’s Computing Tricks >>
* Better transistors through quantum mechanics >>
* Rotating the spin of an exciton >>

* Cancer stem cells made, not born >>
* Has physics become cool again? >>
* String theorists suggest space wormholes possible >>

* Marijuana Plant Sequenced >>
* No technical know-how needed: Endless forms web site helps users ‘breed’ 3-D printable objects >>
* Microsoft finds holes in top-secret encryption key >>

* IBM Unveils Cognitive Computing Chips >>
* Personal robotic transportation pods could be coming to ten cities in the United States >>
* Face recognition technology fails to find UK rioters >>

* Xixidu Links for 2011-08-18 >>
* Futureseek Daily Link Review; 18 August 2011 >>

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