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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 1 February 2014

January 31, 2014 Leave a comment

* Cyborg insect created using fuel cell powered by own body fluid >>
* BAs Facebook Turns 10, How Has It Transformed Your Life? >>
* US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses >>

* Apple Said To Be Focusing On Health With iOS 8 And iWatch, Following Meeting With FDA >>
* Bits Blog: Google’s Sale of Motorola Could Help Samsung >>

* Did Alien Life Evolve Just After the Big Bang? >>
* Evidence for Universe Inflation Theory May Lurk in New Data >>
* Seafloor carpet catches waves to generate energy >>

* Canadian spy agency used airport WiFi to track travelers >>
* IBM’s speedy graphene chip could lead to super-efficient mobile devices >>
* Sound system so powerful it can KILL humans helping develop super-strong satellites >>

* A detailed look at HIV in action >>
* ROBOT theme park: South Korea plans £380m attraction; visitors build their own droids >>
* Nearly everyone uses piezoelectrics, but do we know how they work? >>

* Big sperm don’t always win the race >>
* Sex with Neandertals Introduced Helpful and Harmful DNA into Modern Human Genome >>
* Soon, glass that bends but does not break >>

* One Year After Mega-Hyped Launch, Mark Zuckerberg Admits Graph Search Doesn’t Work >>
* Google Gets Pragmatic on Smartphone Market, Sells Motorola, Makes Nice With Samsung >>

* Google Pleased With Nexus Performance; Talks Nest, Glass And Other Wearables >>
* Microsoft’s Next CEO Satya Nadella, Gates Could Be Replaced On Board >>

* Supermarket attaches tracking devices onto shopping trolleys >>
* Cancer Cells Tamed By Trip To Outer Space >>
* Graphene Composite Offers Critical Fix for Sodium-ion Batteries >>

* How Fox Is Using 4K at the Super Bowl >>
* VIDEO: How can a ship ‘grow’ by 30 metres? >>
* Could 3D printing provide new solutions for disabled people? >>

* Rough Mars terrain taking toll on Nasa rover Curiosity >>
* Is Facebook making people more polarized? >>
* New spy entrant: A one-way sound machine is here >>

* See How Facebook Will Use Robots And Lasers To Backup All Your Old Pictures >>
* Navy’s Oculus Rift Project Could Lead To Fighting Real Wars w Virtual Reality >>
* Nanomedicine >>

* The wearable device that could text you when your loved one has a seizure >>
* Apple Executives Met With F.D.A. to Discuss Mobile Medical Applications >>
* Bioengineered monkeys with human genetic diseases have almost arrived >>

* This GPS Lightning Adapter Makes Cheap iPads Location-Aware >>
* Keen On… Hacking Gender: How Women In Silicon Valley Can Become Jane Bond >>
* Predictions from Davos >>

* Why Are the Rich Fearing for Their Lives? >>
* New Quantum Computing Research that is promising for DWave Systems >>
* A 96-Antenna System for Next Generation of Wireless >>
* Monkeys Modified with Genome Editing >>

* China plans to build 13000 to 14000 fiber lines to connect 400 cities >>
* SpaceX’s Elon Musk and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talk Manned Mars Missions (Video) >>
* Using Unique Hip Twist, Salamander Can Leap 10 Times Its Body Length >>

* The Week In Drones: The Sound Of Stealth, Clearing The Robot Smog, And More >>
* Adventures with Ray Kurzweil at NAMM 2014 >>
* Elon Musk on the innovations that will matter, multi-planet civilization, AI >>

* See HIV Infecting Gut Tissue >>
* Amazon to Raise Fees as Revenue Disappoints >>
* This Is What a Computer Sees When It Watches The Matrix >>

* ‘Blossom’ is an inflatable, 3D-printed flower that blooms like a balloon >>
* Stimulating Connection From Afar: A Brave New World In Wearable Computing >>
* BEAUTIFUL 3-D BRAIN SCANS SHOW EVERY SYNAPSE >>

* World’s largest solar bridge now officially launched >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 31 January 2014

January 30, 2014 Leave a comment

* Wearable Book Creates Sensory Reading Experience >>
* Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA >>
* Physicists create synthetic magnetic monopole predicted more than 80 years ago >>

* One-Way Sound – Scientists Make Audio Diode >>
* Google Keeps Motorola’s Advanced Technology Group, Home Modular Phone And Password Tattoo >>
* Google isn’t the only company working on artificial intelligence. It’s just the richest >>

* Stem cell researcher Dr Haruko Obokata on ‘breakthrough’ >>
* New Twitter Tool Finds Hot Topics Before They Trend >>
* No Matter How You Slice It, Google Lost On Motorola >>

* 3D Printers Could be Banned by 2016 for Bioprinting Human Organs >>
* West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste >>
* Gamers outshine computers in crowdsourced RNA modeling >>

* Facebook unveils Paper app >>
* Wireless Mergers Will Draw Scrutiny, Antitrust Chief Says >>
* Johnson & Johnson Will Share Clinical Trial Data >>

* How to Make a Better Invisibility Cloak—With Lasers >>
* Conquer the User Engagement Crisis >>
* How to Pack a Telescope (for a Trip to Space) >>

* Nasa to launch robotic missions to make water on Moon and oxygen on Mars >>
* Study finds that obesity takes hold early in life >>
* Why 259,969 people taking same class at same time might just be future of education >>

* Data Mining Reveals The Surprising Behaviour Of Dating Website Users >>
* Techno File Google’s robotic ventures could make our sci-fi dreams reality >>
* Geopolitical risks for 2014 >>

* Scientists Make Hair-Growing Cells From Ordinary Skin Cells >>
* ICRA 2014 Workshop: General Intelligence for Humanoid Robots >>
* Natural plant compound prevents Alzheimer’s disease in mice >>

* Stress turns ordinary cells pluripotent >>
* Beyond The Boom >>
* IBM’s Graphene Circuit: A Genius Reminder of How Far Graphene Has to Go >>

* brain area unique to humans; linked to strategic planning/decision making/multitasking >>
* It’s Complicated-The Social Lives of Networked Teen by danah boyd >>

* Google buys artificial intelligence startup DeepMind for $400 million? >>
* Android App Warns When You’re Being Watched >>
* 1st Cloud Map Created for 3rd Closest Star System to Earth >>

* Tiny Copper and Carbon Nanotube Wires Increase Current Flow 100 Fold >>
* Behold the First-Ever Weather Map of a Brown Dwarf >>
* Who will talk at TED2014? The speaker lineup, revealed! >>

* This Genius App Would Turn Your Smartphone Pics Into Prints, For Free >>
* Lockheed takes a major step toward bringing lasers to the battlefield >>
* HIV/AIDS Discovery Shows How Wrong Assumptions Can Be >>

* Watch 60 Years Of Climate Change In 15 Seconds >>
* Rudimentary Computer Built From Nanowires >>
* Profile: Aereo’s Chet Kanojia Is Bringing Live TV to the Cloud >>

* 30 Minutes Inside Valve’s Prototype Virtual Reality Headset >>
* The Parce Idea Is A Smart Wall Plug That Can Control Your Appliances From Afar >>
* 7 Takeaways From Google’s Sale Of Motorola To Lenovo >>

* The Future Of Pebble Smartwatches: Interview With CEO Eric Migicovsky >>
* Google Street View Says Japan Is Top Virtual Tourism Spot in Asia >>
* Dell finally ships Android-based PC on a stick >>

* NTT DoCoMo reveals smart clothing, fitness band in healthcare push >>
* Cell cycle speed is key to making aging cells young again >>
* Antibiotic ‘smart bomb’ can target specific strains of bacteria >>

* H1N-What? Wading Through the Alphabet Soup of Flu Names >>
* What Are Magnesium Supplements? >>
* Tablet speeds revealed: Samsung Galaxy Note ‘fastest on the market’ – beating the iPad Air and Mini >>

* Nano-devices direct fast and efficient ‘spin waves’ >>
* The washing machine WITHOUT water: System uses tiny plastic beads to clean clothes >>

* NASA maps Earth’s croplands from space >>
* Scientist developing 3-D chips to expand capacity of microprocessors >>
* Scientists discover that thyroid cancer cells become less aggressive in outer space >>

* VIDEO: Praise for stem cell ‘breakthrough’ >>
* Facebook Rethinks Mobile With New Paper App >>
* Google making run at Apple as most valuable tech firm >>

* Mark Zuckerberg Has Made $31 Billion In The Last 10 Years >>
* Google’s AI Acquisition Blurs Lines Between Futuristic Visions and Business-as-Usual >>
* TransVisions 2014 >>

* Finding the locations of water on the moon in 2018 >>
* Human skin cells help regrow hair in mice >>

* 3D Printed Custom Insoles Made From a Ten Second Video Of Your Foot >>
* Facebook Is Putting The Data People Don’t Look At Often On 10,000 Blu-Ray Discs >>
* Bits Blog: Fitness Trackers: Lifeline or Flatline? >>

* Faster X-ray technology paves the way for better catalysts >>
* Japan Is Using Drones To Chart Radiation Levels Above Fukushima >>

* 10 years from now it’s Google’s world: we’ll just be living in it >>
* Ricoh Theta camera update brings spherical image uploading to Google Maps and Plus >>
* Nintendo seeks recovery with mysterious ‘non-wearable’ health product >>

* FAA puts microbrewery’s drone beer delivery project on ice >>
* Google lets you build with Lego on your desktop >>
* With Paper, Facebook just blew its own iPhone app out of the water >>

* Vestas says record powerful wind turbine in operation >>
* To Find Friends, Start at iPhone, Turn Left at Glass >>
* New study reveals how the brain recognizes speech sounds (w/ video) >>

* Do You Have a Right to Your Personal Data? >>
* Asteroid Belt May Be Just One Big Melting Pot Of Space Rocks >>
* 3-D Printing Cells For Drug Testing Could Keep Animals Out Of Harm’s Way >>

* Russian Space Agency Plans World’s Biggest Rocket >>
* What Will it Mean When Wearable Tech Can Continually Adapt to Our Needs? >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 30 January 2014

January 29, 2014 Leave a comment

* Stem cell ‘major discovery’ claimed >>
* 3D Printing Goes Carbon Fiber >>
* Water to replace ink in your printer >>

* Gillmor Gang: Turn Turn Turn >>
* Black Death Plague Strain Differs from That Which Killed Millions 800 Years Earlier >>
* Automatic’s Smart Driving Assistant Can Now Turn Your Car Into An iBeacon >>

* NBA All-Star Game And Dunk Contest To Use Israeli Tech For Real-Time 3D Replays >>
* Is Google Cornering the Market on Deep Learning? >>
* Combat Lasers will be tested at sea this yaer and Railguns in 2016 >>

* Scientists create embryonic-type stem cells without embryos >>
* Groundbreaking discovery could pave way for routine use of stem cells in medicine >>
* Simple acid bath can turn blood cells into best kind of stem cell, remove the ethical issue make stem cells cheap and plentiful >>

* Panasonic plans to make 1000 exoskeleton suits in 2015 at about $5000 >>
* Singularity University to launch $50 million venture fund to tackle the world’s grand challenges >>
* Apple wants to use your heart rate and facial expressions to figure out yr mood >>

* Researchers turn adult cells back into stem cells >>
* Paddle: Highly Deformable Mobile Devices with Physical Controls >>
* ‘Smart’ Windows Lighten And Darken On Cue >>

* Neanderthal lineages excavated from modern human genomes: >>
* Antioxidant Supplements Worsen Lung Tumors, Study Finds >>
* Google X: Where Engineers Are Told To Think Like Mad Scientists >>

* Cheap Laser Sintering Printers Are Coming Thanks To The Expiration Of A Key Patent >>
* How to Make Electricity With Bacteria-Coated Rubber >>
* Facebook puts 10,000 Blu-ray discs in low-power storage system >>

* Universe’s early galaxies grew massive through collisions >>
* Verizon demonstrating LTE Multicast during Super Bowl XLVIII >>
* Researchers create ‘programmable’ stem cells through stress >>

* Deepest Underground Dark-Matter Detector to Start Up in China >>
* A tool to tell how much time you have wasted on FB >>
* Tricking cancer cells into suicide >>

* Interactive Infographic: The Lifespans Of Pathogens >>
* Modular Concepts at CES Hint at the Future of Mobile Computing >>
* Modular Robotics’ MOSS Kit Makes Building Robots a Snap >>

* NASA Begins Acoustic Tests On The Space Launch System >>
* Honey Encryption Will Bamboozle Attackers with Fake Secrets >>
* Nasa aims for man on Mars, but are we ready for it? >>

* This Machine Perfectly Filets and De-Bones Fish with X-Rays and Water >>
* Cloudy Weather Spotted In First Surface Map Of A Brown Dwarf >>
* App Smart: Taking the Job Hunt With You >>

* Single gene separates queen from workers >>
* Rogue asteroids may be the norm >>
* Doctors: Too few cancer patients enroll in studies >>

* Researchers open door to new HIV therapy >>
* VIDEO: Wearable headsets to watch in 2014 >>
* Forrester: Top Technology Trends For 2014 And Beyond >>

* How the Future of Gaming Looks on Google Glass >>
* Interplanetary dust particles carry water and organics >>
* DNA-built nanoparticles target cancer tumors, deal with toxicity >>

* Rise Of The Insect Drones >>
* Digital brains and minds just around the corner >>
* The Myth of Age-Related Cognitive Decline >>

* Are we hardwired to believe we’re immortal? >>
* Cache Killer Forces Websites to Load Content Fresh >>
* Atlas and Delta Rockets Have Packed 2014 Launch Schedule >>

* Resetting the metabolic clock: >>
* Is That A Tricorder In Your Pocket? >>
* Chris Eliasmith: We Have Not Yet Learned What The Brain Has To Teach Us! >>

* A critical view into energy, global banking and the documentary “Thrive” >>
* Forecasts – Part One >>
* The Future And You–January 29, 2014 >>

* Scientists make pure precursor liver and pancreas cells from stem cells >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 29 January 2014

January 28, 2014 Leave a comment

* An 8K Endoscope Probably Shows More Than Anyone Really Wants To See >>
* For First Time Ever, 1 Billion Smartphones Shipped in One Year >>
* Chrome + LEGO: You can build whatever you like >>

* Six-Hour Spacewalk Yields Two Installed Cameras, But Data Problems, NASA Says >>
* Wanted: Private Robot Moon Lander Ideas for NASA >>
* A 96-Antenna System Tests the Next Generation of Wireless >>

* Watch A Drone Launch A Rocket >>
* Bodies Not Made for Space >>
* Top-Level Domains Like “.sucks” Are Landing Next Week >>

* This Gravity-Sensing Satellite Peeks Beneath the Earth’s Surface >>
* Welcome to the Age of the Bionic Superbug >>
* Google Glass gets prescription glasses: four styles, $225 each (video) >>

* The Changing Face of Robotics >>
* China’s “Jade Rabbit” Moon Rover Faces Premature End >>
* It’s The Age Of The Customer — Are You Ready? >>

* New Samsung Patent Reveals a Second Wireless Charging Device >>
* Cooling Microprocessors with Carbon Nanotubes >>
* What makes us human?: Unique brain area linked to higher cognitive powers >>

* New VPN Technology Claims to Thwart Great Firewall of China >>
* Google patents ROBO-TAXIS to ferry punters into advertiser’s shops, restaurants, etc for free >>
* Quality of white matter in the brain is crucial for adding and multiplying >>

* AUDIO: Research ‘changing cancer treatment’ >>
* A High-Tech Bra That Unhooks Only For ‘True Love’ >>
* 90-Minute DNA Screening Available Soon For Law Enforcement >>

* Printable robots >>
* How the brain forms time-linked memories >>
* Where and when the brain recognizes, categorizes an object >>

* Crowdsourced ‘EteRNA’ RNA designs outperform computer algorithms >>
* Could HD Cameras On Space Station Help Save Planet Earth? >>
* Bits Blog: Google Buys A.I. Company for Search, Not Robots >>

* Leila Madrone: Solar Energy Roboticist >>
* Sony’s Jun Rekimoto Dreams Up Gadgets for the Far Future >>
* Brandon Pearce’s Avionics Guide SpaceX Rockets >>

* Special Report: Dream Jobs 2014 >>
* Perching AR Drone Can Watch You Forever >>
* New drug in development to reverse spread of breast cancer >>

* By 2015, Cars Will Become Endpoints >>
* Google’s Acquisition Of DeepMind Could Shine A Light On Other British AI Startups >>
* Dutch court finds Pirate Bay block ineffective, ends it >>

* Chemists unveil ‘water-jet’ printer; Reprintable Paper >>
* Strange, Hypervelocity Stars Get Ejected from Milky Way >>
* River of hydrogen seen flowing through space >>

* Researchers move an atom inside a crystal and investigate its function >>
* How Facebook changed what it means to ‘like’ >>
* Sperm’s ‘Swimming Pool’ May Affect Health of Offspring >>

* VIDEO: Can dogs really tell the time? >>
* Why has Google bought an AI company? >>
* An inside look at OLED TV technology >>

* Angry Birds maker denies sharing data with spy agencies >>
* New method to unlock ancient human DNA mystery >>
* Botnets Will Cause $11.6 Billion In Wasted Ad Spending This Year >>

* Scientists discover deadly plague cause >>
* Computing with silicon neurons: Scientists use artificial nerve cells to classify different types of data >>
* Million dollars and you could spend 5 days vacation in a Russian space hotel via Docsity >>

* Sub-Arctic Biodome: Prototype for Space Settlement? >>
* Oculus Is Awesome for Games, But It’s the Future of Movies >>
* Energy can be teleported over long distances, say physicists >>

* How Our World Would Look If You Were A Bird >>
* Transfixed by Beauty – Shots of Awe >>
* New atomic clock could keep accurate time until the world ends >>

* Our quantum reality problem >>
* SHOULD A ROBOT DECIDE WHEN TO KILL? >>
* Big issues: what to watch for in Obama’s State of the Union >>

* Bob Jones: Without humanities, science could destroy us >>
* Despite Spate of Deals, Vodafone Faces an Uncertain Future >>
* DealBook: Vodafone Shareholders Approve Sale of Verizon Wireless Stake >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 28 January 2014

January 27, 2014 Leave a comment

* Google’s Buying an AI Startup Called DeepMind for $500M >>
* With DeepMind, Google Prepares For Future Where We See Ourselves In Every Computing Interaction >>
* Watch Cosmonauts Install Livestreaming UHD Camera on ISS >>

* Pilot Project Begins To Replace Your Hotel Key With Your Smartphone Using Bluetooth >>
* New “Look And Link” Wireless Technology Enables Device-to-Device Links By Pointing >>
* The Smart Grid Needs an App Store, says Silver Springs Networks >>

* Meet The People Who Want To Print A Home In A Day >>
* Start-ups challenge big banks’ technology >>
* Google Chrome Add-On Turns Your Browser Into A Bitcoin Wallet >>

* Multi-material 3D printer launched >>
* Stratasys’ new 3D printer creates multicolored flexible materials >>
* $499 3-D Printer Drew Plenty of Attention at CES (Video) >>

* Samsung ‘Galaxy Glass’ wearable reportedly set for September reveal >>
* Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things >>
* Meet Google’s Robot Army. It’s Growing. >>

* KERBAL SPACE PROGRAM >>
* The Simpsons may have the smartest thoughts yet about Google Glass >>
* New NSA documents reveal massive data collection from mobile apps >>

* How the Future of War (and Flying) Could Be Swarms of 3D-Printed Drones >>
* How a Database of the World’s Knowledge Shapes Google’s Future >>
* Audi Bets on Bio Gasoline Startup >>

* Tesla Superchargers now cover drives from coast to coast >>
* Google Bets Big On Artificial Intelligence With DeepMind Acquisition >>
* Using Your Smartphone as Your Hotel Room Key >>

* Expanding our view of vision >>
* Drone with legs can perch, watch and walk like a bird >>
* More details about Skyscraper water spraying to mitigate air pollution >>

* Don’t Expect Solar Cells In The Next iPhone >>
* What a Rover Looks Like After a Decade on Mars >>
* How Does One Decide Between TCP And UDP? >>

* These Devices May Be Spying On You (Even In Your Own Home) >>
* New quantum dots herald a new era of electronics operating on a single-atom level >>
* Supercomputer exposes enzyme’s secrets >>

* A Watch That Puts an Entire Planetarium on Your Wrist >>
* Ep. 331: Arthur C. Clarke’s Technologies >>
* A 3D window into living cells, no dye required >>

* Parallel in time algorithms enable simulation of long-lasting chemical processes >>
* How vulnerable is the internet? >>
* Google Acquires Artificial-Intelligence Company DeepMind >>

* How to cool microprocessors with carbon nanotubes >>
* Using nanodiamonds to precisely detect neural signals >>
* NASA Zooms in on Total Destruction of a White Dwarf Star >>

* Pentagon, scientists closing in on rapid DNA technology >>
* Europeans got lighter skin only 7,000 years ago: Study >>
* Decoded: How brain creates sequences >>

* Idea of ‘highrise farms’ for future cities takes root >>
* This Robotic ‘Terminator’ Hand Is The Realest Prosthetic We’ve Seen Yet >>
* DNA Of Ancient Human Spawns New Theory Of Why Europeans Became White >>

* Google’s New ‘Advertising ID’ Is Now Live And Tracking Android Phones — This Is What It Looks Like >>
* As Software Eats The World, Agile Tool Provider Raises $8.4M >>
* Creating sentient machines with ‘deep learning’ AI technology >>

* New Software Reads History From Skulls >>
* Gravity satellite probes deep Earth >>

* Has Samsung Peaked? >>
* AT&T closes door on Vodafone acquisition, but only halfway >>
* AT&T denies plans to buy Vodafone >>

* Bitcloud developers plan to decentralise internet >>
* Developer finds Chrome eavesdropping bug >>
* World’s oldest-known living cancer ‘11,000 years old’ >>

* How to Build a Brain: Chris Eliasmith at TEDxWaterloo 2013 >>
* The economist’s guide to the future >>
* Cracks in cellular transport system can be key to new generation of cancer therapies >>

* Robots, Regenerative Medicine and More: Futurists Gaze Into 2014 >>
* Squeeze light to teleport quantum energy >>
* Google Buys Power From Four Swedish Windfarms In Bid To Be Fueled By 100 Percent Renewable Energy >>

* How A New Science of Cities is Emerging From Mobile Phone Data Analysis >>
* Next Generation Robotic Whiskers Promise New Capabilities, More Cuteness >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 27 January 2014

January 26, 2014 Leave a comment

* Immunity project crowdfunds synthetic aids vaccine, then to offer it free to all >>
* WEF: Forum Debate: Rethinking Technology and Employment >>
* Watson Is Coming For Your (Professional) Jobs >>

* The Age of Wearable Computers – Jan 28,2014 >>
* Davos 2014: What we learned >>
* Cern scientists create antihydrogen atoms >>

* Hopes for first womb transplant baby >>
* Will there be a Battery Singularity by 2025 ? >>
* Fitness Trackers Are Useless Without Real-Time, Personalized Analysis >>

* VIDEO: A hi-tech tennis coach at courtside >>
* Will iPhone 6 Improve Battery Life By Inscribing Solar Cells In Sapphire Glass-Coated Screens? >>
* Bits Blog: Disruptions: The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape >>

* Change Agents: William Li’s robot wants to police you >>
* Panasonic superzoom camera offers versatility >>
* How scorpion got its venom decoded >>

* Are the days of the stethoscope over? >>
* Infertility now mostly a male thing: Experts >>
* It Took The World’s Greatest Chess Player About 80 Seconds To Beat Bill Gates >>

* Latest trend in digital dating: Live video chat dates >>
* Transhuman visions event next Saturday February 1st >>
* Stephen Hawking says ‘There are no black holes’ in a research paper >>

* China should be Electric Car Maker Tesla number 2 market at least and possible number 1 market by 2015 >>
* Outer space is hazardous to your health >>
* Bank imposes restrictions on large cash withdrawals >>

* Spime Watch: the “Basket of Remotes” problem >>
* The Era Of Genetically-Altered Humans Could Begin This Year >>
* Interviewy Simplifies Voice Recording and Transcribing >>

* Future-Cops Get Every Inch of Evidence by 3D-Scanning Crime Scenes >>
* Untested. Unregulated. Unsafe? >>
* Stephen Hawking’s new theory offers black hole escape >>

* Aparment hides pop-out appliances in its floors and ceilings (vid) >>
* Googling The Future Of Humanity: From Glass To Transhumanism >>
* India almost doubled its solar power in 2013, has big plans for more >>

* Venice is sinking. Could this futuristic technology one day help save it? >>
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* Google and Samsung agree to license each other’s patents for 10 years >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 26 January 2014

January 25, 2014 Leave a comment

* Makeup with Embedded electronics help the disables control devices >>
* Scientists find neuron that controls how much we eat >>

* Apple could take on PayPal, Square, and Isis with its own mobile payments business >>
* Apple CEO Tim Cook Addresses NSA Concerns in Rare Interview >>

* Stephen Hawking Says There Are No Black Holes >>
* Hawking’s Views On Black Holes Continue To Evolve >>
* Black holes should be redefined, says Stephen Hawking in new paper >>

* TED Predicting The Future >>
* How Google Broke Itself and Fixed Itself, Automatically >>
* Robotic device to heal bruised muscles >>

* Could space dust have brought life’s ingredients to Earth? >>
* Did life on Mars exist at the SAME time as it formed on Earth? >>
* Scientists reveal why life got big in the Earth’s early oceans >>

* New genes spring from non-coding DNA >>
* VIDEO: Secret Google lab ‘rewards failure’ >>
* Apple Preparing For Push Into Mobile Payments For Physical Goods, WSJ Reports >>

* Screenshots confirm Oculus Rift horror game The Forest is pure nightmare fuel >>
* Google demos mini-games for Glass >>
* Mexico’s Stolen Radiation Truck: It Could Happen In the US >>

* Qualcomm can send high speed cellular over 500 Mhz of unlicensed 5 Ghz spectrum >>
* Qualcomm details how they will get to 1000 times the mobile data volume >>
* Artificial Bone Marrow Could Be Used to Treat Leukemia >>

* Dash’s Smart Driving App – A “Fitbit For Cars” – Arrives On Android >>
* Recommended Reading: The Internet of (insecure) Things and the fight for wearable disruption >>
* Google’s thermostat could spy on your home life >>

* Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You’ve Ever Seen >>
* Opportunity’s Decade on Mars >>
* Take a Mock Mission to ‘Mars’ with MarsCrew134 (Video) >>

* Samsung’s curved 4K TV is fit to rule >>
* Echo1 airsoft minigun fires 3,000 rounds per minute >>
* Use Your Computer From Anywhere: A Guide to Remote Controlling Your PC >>

* 5 most incredible discoveries of the week >>
* China’s Moon rover develops snag >>
* Bill Gates loses in 9 moves to chess champion >>

* Wireless Brain Implant Aims To Give Paralyzed Power Over Their Limbs >>
* TRANSHUMAN VISIONS 2.0 — East Bay Conference — Humanity+ speakers and co-sponsorship >>
* From DNA to Protein >>

* What if the Earth STOPS Spinning? >>
* Guy Hoffman: Robots with “soul” >>
* Extending The Intimacy Of Touch Over Distance Through Wearable Tech >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 25 January 2014

January 24, 2014 Leave a comment

* Weekly Space Hangout – January 24, 2014 >>
* In the brain, timing is everything >>
* Watch Bill Gates Lose To The World’s Best Chess Player In One Minute >>

* A New Physics Theory of Life >>
* Ford Teams With MIT and Stanford on Self-Driving Car Research >>
Researchers reverse symptoms of ageing with 1 week of treatment >>

* Robots could soon feel the wind in their whiskers >>
* Life on Earth won’t be extinguished as soon as we thought >>
* From one cell to many: How did multicellularity evolve? >>

* Ho* Have you ever wondered how fast-you-are-spinning >>
* Many Planets In The Universe? >>
* Want a long life? Get naked! Plus 6 more surprising longevity tips >>

* The Great Leap Generation F Needs to Make >>
* How Generation X will stop boomerang children returning >>
* Machine feels: the search for emotionally intelligent software >>

* Researchers develop new method to control nanoscale diamond sensors >>
* Robotic Gas Pumps Are Coming Soon >>
* Boeing Tests Mammoth Hydrogen-Powered Drone >>

* Parallel Universes: Live Stream on Saturday, 9 PM EST >>
* Auto Tech: Coming Soon To A Tire Near You >>
* Your Driving Data Can Reveal Your Routes >>

* Researchers use sensory integration model to understand unconscious priming >>
* Robotic ankle moves more like the real thing >>
* Precarious work the ‘new normal’ >>

* New tech could turn any window into computer display >>
* 1st asteroid spewing water vapour found >>
* Want to lose weight? Stay cold >>

* Life on Ceres? Evidence of water found on dwarf planet >>
* NASA’s Weird RoboSimian Robot May Save Human Lives One Day (Video) >>
* The Difficulties of Operating a Rover on Mars for 10 Years >>

* NASA Launches Next-Generation Relay Satellite Into Orbit >>
* Spacecraft Hull-Crawling Robots: Are These Their Ancestors? | Video >>
* Are You A Super-Spreader of Disease? >>

* An AI Pal That Is Better Than “Her” >>
* MEMS: The Microscopic Switches That Make the Modern World Possible >>
* Weekly roundup: ‘The Mindful Revolution,’ Facebook forecasts and smelly texts >>

* The Unspeakable Davos >>
* Breakthrough allows scientists to watch how molecules morph into memories (w/ video) >>
* Cancer survivors who exercise live longer >>

* NASA spacecraft take aim at nearby supernova >>
* Companies Can Do Little To Avoid The Next Wave Of Cyber Attacks >>
* Scientists closer to solving Mars rock mystery, says Nasa expert >>

* Reliable method detects suicidal propensity >>
* Snowden: ‘Not all spying bad’ but NSA program ‘divorced from reason’ >>
* Google patents ad tech linking restaurant to taxi ride >>

* Space travel vital to our survival, says UK astronaut >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 24 January 2014

January 23, 2014 Leave a comment

* Stop laughing at the phablet — Samsung was right >>
* E-whiskers: highly sensitive tactile sensors for robotics and other applications >>
* A Wikipedia for robots >>

* A Smartphone Powered by Sugar >>
* CES 2014: A Bedbug Detector that Looks Interesting but has Detractors (Video) >>
* From mind-reading headbands to one-night stands, JWT’s explores our trend forecast >>

* MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses >>
* Jobs warning from Google’s Schmidt >>
* This tiny sensor spots salmonella in minutes, not days >>

* With 5G, You’ll Download a Movie in a Second >>
* Mobile Software Learns Your Phone’s Habits to Catch New Malware >>
* Wearables, connected homes to spur surge in data sharing by 2017, Gartner says >>

* MIT and Stanford will teach Ford’s automated cars how to dodge obstacles >>
* Ford Partners With MIT And Stanford To Research Autonomous Cars >>
* First 100 Generic Internet Domains Include .Rich, .Sexy and .Ninja >>

* Your next phone powered by HEARTBEAT? implantable battery can charge from organs >>
* NSA Surveillance Sparks Talk of National Internets >>
* Holographic diagnostics >>

* ‘Adam’ walked the Earth 209,000 years ago, UK scientists claim >>
* App Smart: Watch What You Eat, Using Your Phone >>
* A sugar battery could power your next smartphone or tablet >>

* Google’s voice search could soon be baked into Chrome, no extension required >>
* Google’s Search Filters Now Update Dynamically Based On Your Queries >>
* Researchers discover a new sensory ability in humans >>

* Google Is Looking At How It Can Use Bitcoin For Its Payments Products >>
* Surveillance minimization needed to restore trust >>
* Why you must control your own data >>

* Japan’s space agency testing a giant, magnetic space net to clean up space junk >>
* Apple Wants To Measure Your Mood, Then Send You Targeted Ads >>
* Is it really worth having your gut bacteria tested? >>

* The potential of sensors on your joints that relay real-time information >>
* Google Might Withdraw From DARPA Robotics Challenge (Phew!) >>
* Massive 24,000mAh Battery Pack Is Like a Tiny Reactor In Your Pocket >>
* What Would You See Traveling at Warp Speed? >>

* Put On This Virtual Reality Helmet, Then Swap Your Gender >>
* Nest Competitor Monitors Your House’s Leaks on the Cheap >>
* Dwave Systems CTO Geordie Rose writes about the benchmarking >>

* Army studying replacing thousands with robots by making 3000 person brigades >>
* E-whiskers: highly sensitive tactile sensors for robotics and other applications >>
* less-expensive way to duplicate complicated steps of photosynthesis in making fuel >>

* The future of human enhancement >>
* MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses >>
* Ask Anything: Do Plants Get Cancer? >>

* Weird ‘Gravity Waves’ in Venus Clouds Spotted by Spacecraft >>
* Solar distributed generation system prices to fall by 5% to 30% by 2020 >>
* South Korea’s 5G To Let Citizens Download A Full Movie In One Second >>

* Are teachers ready for the coding revolution? >>
* Robotocists go ape over Charlie >>
* Rice University laser scientists create portable sensor for nitrous oxide, methane >>

* There’s A New Apple TV Box Coming In The First Half Of This Year w Games On It >>
* Study; Facebook to Lose 80% of Its Users; Social media is like a disease that spreads, and then dies >>
* Facebook Won’t Lose 80% of Users After All >>

* Molecules as circuits >>
* Forget fingerprints! £2.50 app lets you unlock a phone with your EAR >>
* Eric Schmidt Just Revealed A Key Truth About The Economy That Very Few Rich Investors Want To Admit. >>

* Apple reportedly planning two larger iPhones for 2014 >>
* Army will deploy surveillance blimps for missile defense tests over Maryland >>
* The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God >>

* Oh Look, the Navy’s Got Itself an Oculus Rift >>
* Will This Go Faster Than Light? >>
* How Infinite Information Will Warp And Change Human Relationships >>

* Explore The “Quantified Self” Revolution with Jason Silva >>
* 3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required >>
* Near error-free wireless detection made possible >>

* Maltese researchers build a mind-controlled music player >>
* BT’s breakneck broadband test hits unimaginable speeds over plain ol’ fiber >>
* How the genetic blueprints for limbs came from fish >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 22 January 2014

January 21, 2014 Leave a comment

* 8K (Yes, 8K) Broadcasts Just Took a Major Step Forward >>
* Our First Glimpse of the Web that Connects All Galaxies >>

* No poor country in world by 2035, says Bill Gates >>
* Bill Gates Says The World Is Getting Vastly Better, While Crushing Myths About Aid >>

* Securing the Smart Home, from Toasters to Toilets >>
* Google and DWave respond in Detail to the speed of Dwave Quantum Computer >>
* Heat-sensitive solar cell could lead to much more on-demand energy >>

* A Drone That Snaps Photos, Then Folds Up and Fits In Your Pocket >>
* Match Heads Igniting at 4,000 FPS Look Like Dying Alien Worlds >>

* DNA barcodes change our view on how nature is structured >>
* Robots as platforms? >>
* The brain’s RAM >>

* Activation of a single neuron type can trigger eating >>
* US Marine receives first prosthetic arm controlled by implantable sensors >>
* South Korea to Build Billion Dollar “Robot Land” >>

* Samsung Galaxy S5 leaks reveal ‘smart homescreen’ >>
* Heart’s natural motion powers implants >>

* VIDEO: Davos explained in 90 seconds >>
* Davos Still Has a Woman Problem >>
* THE TRUTH ABOUT DAVOS! >>

* Rosetta Spacecraft Awake After Nearly Three Years >>
* Despite Small Glitch, The Comet-Chasing Craft Rosetta Has Awoken After Years Of Sleep >>
* Silicon Valley Doesn’t Have Enough Electric Vehicle-Charging Stations, Drivers Freaking >>

* 7 Out Of 10 People Will Live In Cities By 2050 >>
* The Society of Mind >>
* Paul Allen on Invention >>

* Tiny swimming ‘biobots’ propelled by heart cells or magnetic fields >>
* Brain-Computer Interfacing: An Introduction >>
* US plans 100-200 petaflop system by 2017 and exaflop by 2024 and Japan plans exaflop 2020 >>

* Beer foam explodes like a “mushroom cloud,” scientists find >>
* Human robotization, Nano implant technologies, Mind control slavery, Neurological weapons torture >>

* CES 2014: A Woman’s Perspective >>
* Robot Tourism Coming Soon To Korea: Robot Land Project Breaks Ground >>
* Turkeys inspire smartphone-capable early warning system for toxins: >>

* Check out this 360 panorama taken by the Chang’e 3 lunar lander >>
* CHINA CONSIDERS MANNED MOON LANDING FOLLOWING BREAKTHROUGH CHANG’E-3 MISSION SUCCESS >>
* Nanotechnology: Is the Magic Bullet Becoming Reality? >>

* US Marine receives first prosthetic arm controlled by implantable sensors >>
* New Zealand’s epic landscapes >>
* An Incredible Time-lapse of Venus Passing Through Inferior Conjunction >>

* How toilet paper explains the world >>
* Silicon Valley tech companies isolate workers inside a bubble >>
* An Oculus Rift art exhibit shows wearers what it’s like to swap bodies >>

* Nanoribbons let beating hearts power their own pacemakers >>
* Why robot sex could be the future of life on earth >>
* Why Bitcoin Matters >>

* Marvin Minsky honored for lifetime achievements in artificial intelligence >>

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