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Archive for April 1, 2012

Futureseek Daily Link Review; 1 April 2012

* Mars’ mystery cloud explained >>
* Nuance Communications Wants a World of Voice Recognition >>

* VIDEO: Giant junk robot plays the bass >>
* Dying technology: modern hardware that’s on the way out >>
* Jetsons-Like Gadgets are Key to Smart Homes and Cities >>

* Deep Space GPS from Pulsars >>
* Ben Goertzel Ray Kurzweil’s (Sometimes) Wrong Predictions >>
* Amazon stores 1,700 human genomes in the cloud >>

* Is Technology A Zero-Sum Game? >>
* Forget Google Instant: In the Future, Search Engines Will Read Your Habits >>
* We’re Watching U. >>

* Japan heading for energy death spiral? >>
* Vaccines against heart disease could be available within five year that reduces plaque by 60-70% >>
* The Earth Before Oxygen — Bacteria Thrived >>

* RoboBonobo: Giving Apes Control of Their Own Robot >>
* The Death of the Call Center >>
* Shaking Up Theories Of Earth’s Formation >>

* Navy: We’re 4 Years Away From Laser Guns on Ships >>
* (Wildly) Guesses Your Age and Mood From Your Photo >>
* Print Me a Spacecraft, Scotty >>
* Army Wants Flapping Wings to Fly Drones of the Future >>

* Future ‘Smart Homes’ Will Watch and Remember Your Needs >>

* NASA’s New Mars Rover Will Explore Towering ‘Mount Sharp’ >>
* New Camera Sees Japan’s Radiation Threats >>
* NSF announces ‘big data’ research funding >>

* New layer of genetic information discovered >>
* The ‘living’ micro-robot that could detect diseases in humans >>
* This Super Face-Scanning Software Thinks It Can Guess Your Age [Facial Recognition] >>

* Smart windows keep heat out – but let light in >>
* Ancient sound waves sculpted galaxy formation >>

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