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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 1 March 2014

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

* New Gesture-Recognition Tech Lets You Control Your Phone in Your Pocket >>
* Nissan’s Smart Rearview Mirror Isn’t Blinded By Passengers or Cargo >>
* What if We’ve Completely Misunderstood Our Place in the Universe? >>

* Mars 2021 Human Fly-by – Public or Private $$? Congress Questions | Video >>
* World’s longest aircraft is unveiled in UK >>
* Eye Tribe shows off working eye-tracking on a mobile phone >>
* Computers in the car: court decision on iPhone maps adds to confusion over what drivers can do >>

* Moov Fitness Tracker Passes Its $40K Crowdfunding Goal In 90 Minutes >>
* Israel Is Putting Frickin’ Lasers on Its Commercial Airliners >>
* This coming Saturday March 1 is Future Day. >>

* App-Connected Hypercar Is a 280 MPH Smartphone Accessory >>
* The Bitcoining of the $5 trillion Foreign Exchange Market >>
* Ultra-thin capacitors could acclerate development of next-gen electronics >>

* Selective nanopores in graphene dramatically improve desalination and purification >>
* Can space elevators really work? >>
* Worldwide Future Day kicks off at noon March 1 in New Zealand >>

* With the ‘Bionanoprobe,’ rapid freezing leads to better nanoscale imaging of cells >>
* An Activity Tracker for Seniors >>
* A New Push to Solve Wireless Charging >>

* Inspiration Mars: Private Mars Voyage in 2021 (Gallery) >>
* ‘Astroskin,’ an Astronaut Smart Shirt, Gets Icy Test in Antarctica (Video) >>
* First Orphan Black season 2 trailer has more clone-on-clone violence >>
* See a Color Humans Can’t See >>

* Tesla’s $5 Billion Battery Factory: Spending Big to Save Big >>
* Robots whirr into elderly care >>

* Flyby Messenger First Consumer App To Use Image Recognition Tech From Google’s “Project Tango” >>
* First Outdoor Flocks of Autonomous Flying Robots >>
* Meet the Robots of Fukushima Daiichi >>

* Dismantling Fukushima: The World’s Toughest Demolition Project >>
* Google Barge bids farewell to San Francisco, to make Stockton its new California home >>
* Google Adds Hands-Free Voice Search to Chrome Beta >>

* Ultra-fast laser spectroscopy lights way to understanding new materials >>
* Girls may be more resilient to autism-linked mutations >>
* Hydrogen Fuel Cells Might Clean Up Ports >>

* Play Fruit Ninja with your EYES: £59 device lets you control apps and videos simply by gazing at the screen >>
* World’s longest aircraft revealed: 300ft-long ‘airship’ is unveiled ‘game changer’ >>

* Battery-free technology brings gesture recognition to all devices >>
* Can a Computer Fall in Love if It Doesn’t Have a Body? >>
* VIDEO: Will we still use mobiles in 20 years? >>

* Google Glass: Freaky, geeky tech toy aims to save lives >>
* The Future Gone Bad, Part 3: Missed Opportunities – Mar 01,2014 >>
* Computer game characters become more human-like by gossiping and lying >>

* The proliferation of (illegal?) drone flights >>
* Viruses in 700-year-old human feces have antibiotic resistance genes >>
* Could Google Glass be used to predict disease outbreaks? >>

* The internet is now the air we breathe >>
* Apple’s iBeacon signals turning point for mobile engagement >>

* This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: All MWC Everything >>
* The future of news, part II >>
* Who Killed the Romantic Comedy? >>

* The Origins of Cool Tools: Kevin Kelly in Conversation with Stewart Brand >>
* Robert Scoble; get ready, this device is coming within months for $299. >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 28 February 2014

February 27, 2014 Leave a comment

* New Fitness Trackers Will Record Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make >>
* Automatic Link driving assistant can now auto-post to Facebook, other apps >>
* CamioCam Turns Any Web/Video Camera Into Smart, Cloud-Based Monitoring Device >>

* Dirt powered solar panel >>
* Baby Selfie App Signals Impending Collapse Of Society (Or Not) >>
* Jad Connected Car App Automatic Gets Even Smarter With IFTTT Integration >>

* Three-person baby details announced >>
* UK spies ‘intercepted webcam images of Yahoo users >>
* Spacesuit Leak: Why It Took NASA 23 Minutes to Send Astronaut to Safety >>

* Massive offshore turbine arrays would help us harness hurricanes >>
* New to the TED2014 speaker lineup… >>
* The physical limit of trick shots in billiards >>

* Electronic Floor Sensors Turn Whole Rooms Into Immersive Touchscreens >>
* NASA’s Kepler mission discovers 715 new planets >>
* Magnetic medicine: nanoparticles+magnetic fields train immune cells to fight cancer >>

* Newly developed chemical restores light perception in blind mice >>
* 3D printer creates hi-res implantable device for customized heart treatment >>
* Jade Rabbit’ Moon Rover Stars in Stunning Lunar Panorama (Photos) >>

* 3D printer creates hi-res implantable device for customized heart treatment >>
* Singularity University to launch exponential finance conference in New York City >>
* TESS exoplanet mission in 2017 and James Webb Space Telescope in 2018 >>

* Elon Musk could disrupt battery market while it enables higher electric car production >>
* Can Quantum Communication Work For Underwater Vehicles and Sensors? >>
* NASA Sparked Fire Risk While Drying Sodden Spacesuit On Station, Report Says >>

* Kepler: Opening the Planet Verification Bottleneck >>
* Getting Closer–NASA’s Discovery of 715 New Planets in Multi-Transiting Systems >>
* Mapping Rain & Snow: How the Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite Works >>

* Can This Smelly Necklace Keep You From Getting Mugged? >>
* Your Phone’s Wi-Fi Hotspot Could Act as an SOS Beacon in a Disaster >>
* Google Wants Its Modular Ara Phone to Cost $50 >>

* GN ReSound® Launches ReSound LiNX™, a Revolutionary Hearing Aid >>
* Impressive video of a B-1B bomber crash landing on a dry lake >>
* Is Adam Driver the next Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode VII? >>

* Can Internet Infrastructure Pay for LED Street Lights? >>
* 76% Of American Internet Users Think The Internet Has Been Good For Society >>
* Smart Locks Expected To Be $3.6 Billion Slice Of Smart Home Pie >>

* Ex-Apple Engineer Launches Moov, The Next Generation Of Wearable Fitness Tracking >>
* New Fitness Trackers Will Record Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make >>
* Terrafore Looks to Cut Molten Salt Energy Storage Costs in Half >>

* Fitbit Wi-Fi Scale, Home Automation Switch, The Best GoPro [Deals] >>
* Autonomous robot construction team builds structures just like termites do >>
* Tesla Will Build Huge New ‘Gigafactory’ >>

* Monsanto pushes Big Data-driven planting but farmers are skeptical >>
* Tesla $5B Gigafactory Bombshell: 500,000 Cars By 2020 >>
* General Electric Goes Long On Gas-Fired Distributed Power; Invests $1.4 Billion >>

* Less Is More With Next-Generation Medical X-rays >>
* OUR SOLAR SYSTEM MAY BE IN DANGER >>
* The number 1 human-robot conference in the world comes to Bielefeld >>

* Moov fitness gadget can make you better at working out >>
* Moov Might Be the Most Advanced Fitness Wearable Yet >>
* Meet Moov, the fitness tracker that turns Siri into your new personal trainer >>

* Mouse brain atlas maps neural networks to reveal how brain regions interact >>
* Smartphone cameras step closer to high-end power >>
* Pine smell ‘limits’ climate change >>

* Stethoscopes More Contaminated Than Doctors’ Hands >>
* Probing the edge of chaos >>
* Researchers X-ray living cancer cells: Nanodiffraction opens up new physics of life >>

* New Trend: Fitness Trackers for Kids? >>
* 70% of people check Facebook or watch TV before bed >>
* Matter: Stupider With Monogamy >>

* Dark Matter Simulations Help Solve Milky Way Mystery [Video] >>
* Is 4G putting your mobile at risk? Super-fast networks not as secure as older systems >>
* At the Mobile World Congress, a battle to keep up with change >>

* partnership could produce 3D printer; prints objects 500 times faster and 10x larger >>
* What’s Limiting the Impact of GMOs on Global Food Security? >>
* Surgeons shocked to find fully formed teeth in a baby’s brain tumor >>

* Does climate engineering have a future? >>
* Glowfaster fitness jacket provides performance feedback in a flash >>
* 3D printer creates hi-res implantable device for customized heart treatment >>

* Most Americans Would Choose Internet Over TV or Cellphones >>
* As tablet use grows, Wal-Mart offers its own, cheaper brand >>
* Make it work: what should fashion look like in the age of connected devices? >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 27 February 2014

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment

* Fossil reveals transitional link from fins to feet >>
* NASA Confirms the Existence of 715 New Exoplanets >>
* Could we save satellites and astronauts by wiping out the Van Allen belts? >>

* Blippar’s Google Glass App Recognizes Objects, Makes Them Interactive >>
* App Listens for Danger When You’re Not Paying Attention >>
* Google Now Launcher Arrives on Google Play Store, Limited Availability >>

* Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes before they reach land study says >>
* Futurists plan worldwide 24-hour discussion to celebrate Future Day March 1 >>

* NASA Discusses Spacesuit Leak, Safety Today: Listen Live @ 2 p.m. ET >>
* Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Gets Landing Legs for March Blastoff to Space Station >>
* Meteorite May Harbor Evidence of Mars Life: Study >>

* Geniuses created a robot that plays Flappy Bird better than humans >>
* Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches >>
* Get Ready For An Amazon.com Set-Top Box — Finally >>

* VIDEO: Sports car hits 270 mph in record bid >>
* VIDEO: Supercomputers ‘could boost economy’ >>
* Your next touchscreen device may touch back >>

* Space Elevators: An Assessment of the Technological Feasibility and the Way Forward >>
* Robot Cargo Ships could have 20-50% lower operating costs >>
* Google Schmidt talks to Glenn Beck about Ray Kurzweil and AGI >>

* Connect 2014 >>
* How the “Internet of Things” Will Become as Mainstream as Dropbox >>
* Cheaper Cancer Gene Tests, by the Drop >>

* IDC: Smartphone growth to slow down this year >>
* Samsung tablet boasts multi-screen technology >>
* The iPhone 6 Will Have Faster Wi-Fi Than Any iOS Device Ever >>

* Scientists Have Discovered A New ‘Quasiparticle’ >>
* Social Networks Are Finally Going After Massive Amount Of ‘Unstructured Data’ They’re Collecting >>
* These 9 Robots Are Stealing Our Jobs >>

* Why Apple, Netflix And YouTube Are Paying ISPs To Deliver Their Content >>
* Facebook Has Suddenly Become A Massive Hub For Video >>
* The Future Gone Bad, Part 2: Misplaced Priorities – Feb 27,2014 >>
* Drones to Deliver Government Docs in the United Arab Emirates Next Year >>

* Legal Heroin: Is Virtual Reality Our Next Hard Drug? >>
* Mass General Researchers Use Laser Speckle Rheology to Measure Coagulation of Blood >>
* Virtual arm eases phantom limb pain >>

* These Quadruped Robots Double as Japanese Garden Lamps >>
* The iPhone 6 Is Not Coming In May, But It Is Coming With Sapphire >>
* 3D Printing’s Ability to Transform Supply Chains is Years Away >>

* Chris Anderson’s Expanding Drone Empire >>
* Google Teams Up With FOX To Offer Online Voting Tools For “American Idol” >>
* Smartwatches don’t have to be ugly and this concept is proof >>

* Opternative Is The First Online Eye Exam That Writes You A Prescription >>
* Connect Debuts A “Living” Address Book That Maps Your Nearby Friends >>
* Hubble monitors supernova in nearby galaxy M82 >>

* Better remote-sensing explosive detectors: beginning of end of full-body scanners? >>
* Researchers Generate New Neurons in Brains, Spinal Cords of Living Adult Mammals >>
* Are HORMONES to blame for world’s biggest financial crashes? >>

* Scientists twist sound with metamaterials >>
* Moon-Smashing Meteorite Recorded by Astronomers >>
* Chips may replace corn for harvesting solar fuels >>

* After Microsoft Deal, What’s Left of Nokia Will Bet on Internet of Things >>
* How Big Is Our Universe? >>

* Final Olympic Medal Count Compared to Predictions >>
* Aurora over New Zealand >>
* Plans for the US Army to shrink to 440-450,000 soldiers >>

* Ford’s Smooth-Driving Autonomous Research Car >>
* EasilyDo: Your Smart Assistant So You Never Miss Anything >>
* Earth’s Oldest Crust Dates to 4.4 Billion Years Ago >>

* Hands On With Meta Pro, Augmented Reality Glasses With 16X More Screen Than Google Glass >>
* Lumus and eyeSight deal brings gesture control to DK-40 smart glasses hand-on >>
* Vodafone’s network in a backpack connects people after natural disasters >>

* Dual-lens smartphone cameras are coming, and this is why we want one >>
* Taking a step toward a machine that can think >>
* Simulating biological thought process within a computer system >>

* Microbots: Automation Revolution Continues with Miniaturized Electronics >>
* Introducing ERWIN, the robot with feelings >>
* Kepler telescope bags huge haul of planets >>

* Smell of forest pine can limit climate change – researchers >>
* Chile’s stunning fossil whale graveyard explained >>
* Welcome to Googletown >>

* Upcoming 4K Android tablet games could blow away anything you see on the iPad >>
* The audacious rescue plan that might have saved space shuttle Columbia >>
* Who owns the moon? We’re just going to have to get up there and find out >>

* Could Google end sweatshop labor? >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 26 February 2014

February 25, 2014 Leave a comment

* Wilocity uncloaks 4.6Gb/sec Wi-Fi for next year’s smartphones >>
* ER Wait Watcher Finds the Nearest Emergency Room with a Short Wait >>
* Scientists demonstrate first contagious airborne WiFi virus >>

* Tiny Crystal Is Oldest Known Piece of Earth, Scientists Say >>
* Physicists find a new ‘state of matter’ in the eyes of chickens >>
* Lassie And Timmy Hear Vocals In Same Brain Area >>

* Tiny rotating ‘pinwheels’ may clarify origin of life >>
* Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to ‘move’ brain tumors >>
* New wireless tech may radically transform mobile video streaming >>

* SpaceX Adds Landing Legs to Falcon 9 Rocket for Next Launch, Elon Musk Says (Photo) >>
* Will plug-in electric cars crash the electric grid? >>
* Next generation Super eggs made from plant proteins >>

* VIDEO: Device ‘sees who’s at the door’ >>
* AUDIO: Products airbrushed into film and TV >>
* Water is detected in a planet outside our solar system >>

* VIDEO: Hands-on with ‘$25 smartphone’ >>
* Preparing for the Distant Future of Civilization >>
* Robots, Drones and Subs: Where Should the Military Invest? >>

* The ‘smart’ £199 toothbrush that links with your phone to tell you if you’re brushing your teeth too hard or too quickly >>
* Iranian teacher builds robot to teach prayer >>
* Wearable computers could act like a sixth sense >>

* Another promising nanoparticle approach to fighting cancer >>
* The Problem With Serious Games–Solved >>
* A $629 Ultrasecure Phone Aims to Protect Personal Data >>

* Construction of Giant Telescope in Hawaii Could Begin This Summer >>
* Tiny NASA Sun Probe Sees Its Biggest Solar Flare Yet (Video) >>
* Graphene found to efficiently absorb radio waves >>

* A Virginia Tech biologist has proposed a revolutionary new way of classifying all living organisms. >>
* Is this Doctor Who’s brand new companion? >>
* Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands On: A Tiny Dimpled Step Into the Future >>

* No Tree Is Safe From This Chainsaw-Wielding Robot >>
* The Samsung Galaxy S5’s Killer Camera Feature: Speed >>
* Apple Releases iBeacon Specifications Under Non-Disclosure Agreement >>

* Since Facebook Owns WhatsApp, Here Are 5 Alternative Messaging Services >>
* Samsung To Release A Galaxy S5 With An 8-Core Processor >>
* Self-completing programs >>

* How to create selective holes in graphene >>
* Big Data Under The Surface At Mobile World Congress >>
* Buying A Smartphone? These Are The Only Features That Matter >>

* Smartphone-based voting technology may lead to fewer user errors >>
* Leaked Image of Super Tiny Samsung Mirrorless Camera Is Kind of Crazy >>

* The Farmbot makes growing food as easy as playing Farmville: >>
* Scientists complete the top quark puzzle >>
* Glove delivers electrical pulses to improve touch for stroke victims and the elderly >>

* More AI for developers as Expect Labs releases the MindMeld API >>
* New record set for data-transfer speeds >>
* Court Rules Off-The-Grid Living Is Illegal >>

* How smart tech is shaping the future >>
* THE INTERNET IS FUCKED (but we can fix it) >>
* Motorola plans to launch a smartwatch later this year >>

* Google Street View Gets More Imagery From Under The Sea >>
* The Most Massive Object in the Universe—How Was It Created? >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 25 February 2014

February 24, 2014 Leave a comment

* Samsung Galaxy S5: Everything You Need To Know >>
* Samsung’s Gear Fit Is a Tiny Smartwatch and a Hot Fitness Tracker in One >>
* Samsung’s New Smartphone Can Track Your Heartbeat >>

* Samsung adds biometrics to new phone >>
* Facebook aims to ‘connect the world’ >>
* Mobile World Congress: “Windroid” From Nokia; a Full-Touch E-Ink Russian Phone >>

* Single-chip device to provide real-time ultrasonic 3D images from inside the heart and blood vessels >>
* Rice’s carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper >>
* Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance >>

* Augmented Reality Gets to Work >>
* Fujitsu develops glove-style tech >>
* LG is reportedly building Google’s smartwatch >>
* How a Mars Mission Could Ease California’s Future Droughts >>

* The Future Gone Bad Part 1: Human Downgrades – Feb 25,2014 >>
* Microbots: Automation Revolution Continues with Miniaturized Electronics >>
* Building Artificial Cells Will Be a Noisy Business >>

* Intel Touts New Ultra-High-Speed Wireless Data Technology >>
* Improved Single Photon Detector will enables long distance space communication with 100 times better sensitivity >>
* Samsung Weans Itself From Android— at Least for Smart Watches >>

* This Hearing Aid Connects to an iPhone and Adapts to Your Surroundings >>
* Future Technology: Mind Invasion? >>
* Forget WhatsApp! –NASA Creates App to Trace Evolution of Cosmic Carbon and Probe Conditions Spanning the Universe >>

* Watch a Car-Sized Asteroid Slam Into the Moon >>
* Incredible Technology: Space ‘Harpoons’ Could Snatch Samples of Asteroids and Moons >>
* Most Puzzling Particle in the Universe –Physicists Discover Way to Create >>

* intense-auroras-groove-over-swedish-mountains >>
* Our Samsung Galaxy S5 Liveblog Starts at 2PM ET/11AM PT Right Here >>
* Mobe operators, need to check your network? There’s an app for that >>

* This wearable Sony concept will let you document your life with photos >>
* Whatsapp Is Actually Worth More Than $19B, Says Facebook’s Zuckerberg >>

* Google Adds an “Unsubscribe” Button Right to Your Inbox >>
* Three Ways to Win Stuff by Doing Something Cool and Fun With Robots >>
* The Rise of the Monolithic 3-D Chip >>

* Monetizing Telco Big Data: Location, Location, Location >>
* Audience’s new motion sensing chip lets your phone track longer, more detailed runs >>
* GigaOm Structure >>

* Hydrogen explosion vs. oxygen explosion — which one wins for biggest? >>
* IBM bets $1 billion on PaaS to boost cloud apps >>
* Fujitsu plans to launch feel-o-vision haptic tablets by 2015 >>

* Robot research firm Willow Garage closes its doors >>
* Intel catches up with Apple on 64-bit smartphone chips >>
* Portable Spectrometer Sniffs Out Citrus Blight >>

* Space research pays for itself, but inspires fewer people >>
* People Are More Moral in the Morning >>
* Technologies for Hacking the Brain >>

* Here’s what 650,000 selfies tell us about human nature >>
* Brain signals from a primate directly move paralyzed limbs in another primate ‘avatar’ >>
* Google’s Ray Kurzweil claims computer robots will outsmart humans within 15 years >>

* Future of Civilization >>
* The future of mining >>
* Earth 2314: Humanity scatters its populations to the stars >>

* The Age of Explorers Is Not Over >>
* This amazing 3d printer can create complex metal objects in thin air! >>

* How Cash Would Be Seen by the Media if Invented Today >>
* The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts >>
* Awesome intersection design >>

* North Korea seen from space reveals a country living in the dark >>
* What will life be like when digital brains outnumber humans? >>
* Taking biomedical research at CERN to the next level >>

* IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X >>
* 3D-printing loom envisions a wardrobe that can be produced at home >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 24 February 2014

February 23, 2014 Leave a comment

* Mobile World Congress: Preview >>
* Samsung unveils Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches >>
* Samsung to Privately Demo the World’s First Bendable Tablet at Mobile World Congress >>

* Samsung Galaxy S5: 12 Rumors Analyzed >>
* Mozilla plans ‘$25 smartphone’ for emerging markets >>
* At Mobile World Congress, a Sign of Tech Industry’s Shifting Focus >>
* New smartphone OS flags will fly at Mobile World Congress >>
* VIDEO: Video goggles for hospital patients >>
* Samsung’s Android Escape Plan, And What It Means for You >>

* Bits Blog: Samsung Introduces Two New Smartwatches >>
* Google’s Smart Watch Is Still Months Away >>
* Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch adds iHeartRadio >>
* Samsung Gear 2 smartwatches coming in April with Tizen OS and better battery life >>

* One-second movie downloads on next mobile network >>
* The New 5G Networks Will Be Faster, Smarter, And Hyperconnected To Everything >>
* Mobile World Congress 2014: What to expect at the biggest mobile show on Earth >>

* This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood >>
* Dutch scientists flap to the future with ‘insect’ drone >>

* Gillmor Gang: WhatsApp, Doc >>
* Engadget’s smartphone buyer’s guide: winter 2014 edition >>
* Atom circuits a step closer >>
* Border’s New Sentinels Are Robots, Penetrating Deepest Drug Routes >>

* Dogs’ brain scans reveal vocal responses >>
* Rise of the compliant machines: Sociable humanoids could help advance human-robot interaction >>
* 3D-printing robot creates freestanding metal structures >>

* New jet-powered drone can kill 1,800 miles From home base >>
* Scientists transform skin cells into functioning liver cells >>
* Tabby, The ‘Open Source’ Car You Can Build Yourself >>

* The Next Revolutions: Drones Vs. Phones >>
* Fitness Tracking Comes To Your Ankle >>
* WhatsApp Deal Bets on a Few Fewer ‘Friends’ >>

* The Inside Story of How Olympic Timekeeping Is So Amazingly Precise >>
* We’re live from Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona! >>
* China’s bullet trains facilitate market integration and mitigate the cost of megacity growth >>

* The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30) >>
* A new micro-robotic technique for 3D-printing tissues >>
* Game Developers Conference 2014 >>

* New source of fresh neurons found in human brains >>
* Things that Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine >>
* How to catch a derelict satellite >>

* New algorithm arranges pictures artistically >>
* Is Netflix Slowing Down? Good Luck Finding Out Why. >>
* Intelligent Alien Life Could Be Found by 2040 >>

* Micro and Nano delivery platforms can change the way we administer therapy to allow for precise drug delivery over months and deliverying large molecules through body barriers >>
* An Incredible Visualization of Asteroids from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey >>
* Powerful New Next-Gen US/Japan GPM Satellite to Revolutionize Global Precipitation Observations and Climate Science Research >>

* How We Will Retrieve Dead Satellites In The Future? Hint: It Likely Won’t Be Using Astronauts >>
* UrtheCast Cameras Outside Space Station Send First Data Home >>
* This Robot Arm Can 3D-Print Molten Metal in Midair >>

* Scientists Turn Off Pain Using Nothing But Light >>
* Why Mobile Could Be The Primary Driver of 4K >>
* Mobile Contacts Are Now The Real Social Network >>

* Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Calls Technology A “Scapegoat” For Inequality >>
* Weekly Roundup: Mega-messaging apps, smart toys and ‘soda wars’ >>

* Will Today’s Digital Movies Exist in 100 Years? >>
* CrowdAmp crowdsources, predicts app energy usage >>
* Microsoft Lync Server Gathers Employee Data Just Like NSA >>

* How to Get a Job at Google >>
* This Solar-Powered Medical Airship Can Go Where Other Emergency Vehicles Can’t >>
* Facebook starts testing Highlights, a feed that shows only important life events >>

* Samsung and UCSF create a research space for mobile health tech >>
* IP Traffic in 2017: 1.4 Zettabytes >>
* Connected Hospitals Give Patients Real-Time Access To Health Information >>

* Lasers: Coming to a Theater Near You >>
* Oppo’s 2K-ready Find 7 makes first appearance, lets you swap batteries >>
* Welcome to Algorithmic Prison >>

* Graphene Films Promise Secure Wireless Networks >>
* India Plans to Install 26 Million Solar-powered Water Pumps >>
* 3D printing takes on metal at Amsterdam lab (w/ video) >>

* NASA researcher finds planet-sized space weather explosions at Venus >>
* Can stem cells make old muscles strong again? >>
* Could a Gravity-style disaster happen? 18,000lb lost satellite may trigger a deadly cloud of space junk >>

* Interplanetary comms get easier with a nanotech boost >>
* MIND Reviews: My Age of Anxiety >>
* Architecting the connected world >>

* A Doctor Is Building A Powerful Smartphone App That ‘Can Tell You If Your Mother Drank While She Was Pregnant With You’ >>
* Amazon’s Apple TV-Killer Is Coming This Spring >>
* Terminator style liquid robot may not be too far off >>

* Rapid advances in robot body, brain and mind >>
* Neurala has highly parallel GPU based neural networks for better AI and self driving robotics >>
* RNA –Does It Harbor a Clue to the Origin of Life on Earth? >>

* How the World’s Next Tallest Building Will Be Built >>
* How Mozilla Thinks It Can Punch Above Its Weight With Firefox OS Smartphones >>
* Texas Instruments shrinks its HD DLP Pico projector chip down to 0.3-inches >>

* James Woods’ Nightmare: Technology Invading Our Minds >>
* Scientists to Create Coldest Spot in Universe on Space Station (Video) >>
* Amid shake-up, US cell carriers look to new models >>

* Researchers pinpoint brain region essential for social memory >>
* Internet ‘fuels procrastination and lowers productivity’ >>
* Peter addressed a session in Dubai last week, titled “The World In 2050.” >>

* Sequencing hundreds of nuclear genes in the sunflower family now possible >>
* Metal in the heart is non-hazardous to health >>
* What’s next—the horizon of our dreams >>

* DNA prostate test ‘will predict deadliest cancer risk’ >>
* The business of play: inside the weird world of Toy Fair 2014 >>
* Are the robots about to rise? Google’s new director of engineering thinks so… >>

* Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles’ Unintended Acceleration >>
* Meet The People Who Want To Print A Home In A Day >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 21 February 2014

February 20, 2014 Leave a comment

* Kopin Pupil hands-on: Glass tech without geek looks >>
* New Planet-Hunting Telescope To Join Search For Alien Earths In 2024 >>
* The Idea Machine: Transformations Are All Around – Feb 22,2014 >>

* The Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Is Bad News For Telcos >>
* Artificial ‘Yarn Muscles’ 100X Stronger Than Human Muscles >>
* New Website Tracks Deforestation in Near Real-Time >>

* Most precise measurement of electron! 0.000548579909067 of an atomic mass >>
* Expect Labs: The Intellient Assistant That Can Understand Your Conversation >>
* Cats and Dogs May See in Ultraviolet >>

* Forget looks and personality – it’s a VOICE that attracts us to people >>
* Google Figured Out A Way To Map The Inside Of Your House Using A Smartphone >>
* Hacking House Plants To Make Music When They’re Touched >>

* Microsoft’s Cortana Could Combine the Best Parts of Siri and Google Now >>
* Elon Musk: An Apple-Tesla Merger is “Very Unlikely” >>
* 25 Obsolete Technologies That Future Generations Will Never Know >>

* Are bots taking over Wikipedia? >>
* Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts >>
* Stretchable, bendable optical interconnections for body sensors, robotic skin >>

* Why Facebook Thinks WhatsApp is Worth $16B. >>
* This Fitness Wristband Wants to Play Doctor >>
* Asteroid Swarm ‘Pounded’ Pulsar Star, Causing Changes Visible From Earth >>

* This “Pure” New Laser Makes Fiber Optic Networks 20x Better >>
* Sensors Show Figure Skaters Absorb 8x Their Own Body Weight After Jumps >>

* The Curiosity Rover is driving in reverse to protect its dented wheels >>
* Military Drones Are Looking More and More Like Star Wars Characters >>
* Chicago’s new police computer predicts crimes, but is it racist? >>

* NASA reveals the mystery of how stars explode >>
* Google I/O is officially scheduled for June 25-26th. >>
* Why Genius Strikes in Your Late Thirties >>

* New Google WiFi app to automatically log you into Starbucks and other hotspots >>
* Bitcoin Is The New PayPal >>
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* MIT Robots Adapt and Collaborate Under Real World Conditions >>
* Your Future Car May Be A Living Room on Wheels >>
* Apple Patents iPad Smart Magnets For Attaching Controllers, Cameras More >>

* 38 SXSW 2014 Panels You Can’t Miss >>
* Sony laser pico projector module beams out focus-free HD images >>
* uTorrent Speeds Up Downloads and Counters DDoS Attacks >>

* Make the world your instrument with Mogees and a smartphone (video) >>
* Don’t Worry, Doctor Robonaut Is Here to Help >>
* Intel lays down case for software focus >>

* WeChat: China’s popular mobile messaging app >>
* Scientists create powerful artificial muscle with fishing line >>
* Human and dog brains both have dedicated ‘voice areas’ >>

* Ants build raft to escape flood, protect queen >>
* Most of us have made best memories by age 25 >>
* Facebook could have bought the entire NBA instead of WhatsApp >>
* Grass Sacrifices Itself for Humans >>

* Can stem cells heal broken hearts? >>
* Coffee Is About To Get More Expensive >>
* Office Online And OneDrive, Microsoft’s Latest Alternative To Google Docs >>

* Google+ Doesn’t Mind Being Also-Ran Social Network — Data Is What It’s After >>
* The Jet-Powered Truck Can Hit 375 Miles Per Hour >>
* The Myth of the Bell Curve >>

* Powering Up the Watson Ecosystem >>
* Beckon Wants To Help Marketeers Make Sense Of Data, Track Spend On-The-Fly >>
* Google Tango Smartphone To Experiment W Computer Vision And 3D Sensors >>

* Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana borrows the best of Siri and Google Now >>
* 5TB hard drives are here, shipping now in LaCie’s five-bay NAS >>
* Your Next Online Order Could Be Delivered To Your Car’s Trunk >>

* Samsung Galaxy S5: A Look Ahead >>
* Clearpath Uses Thalmic’s Myo Armband To Pilot A Robot, Jaeger Control Surely Coming >>
* The Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Is Bad News For Telcos >>

* Surprise: Elephants Comfort Upset Friends >>
* This Shocking Prototype Condom Adds Wiring >>

* We ‘Hype’ Alien World Findings Amid Little Data, Exoplanet Scientist Says >>
* Generation Like >>
* MIT Cold Fusion IAP 2014 Monday January 27, 2014 (Full Lecture) HD >>

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