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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 1 October 2014

September 30, 2014 Leave a comment

* Pavlok’s Wristband Electroshocks You >>
* Now you can wear an AIR CONDITIONER; Smart bracelet provides air on demand >>
* Basis Peak Monitors Heart Rate While You Exercise, And All Day Long >>

* Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft’s next version of Windows >>
* Windows 10 revealed: Microsoft’s next OS fuses Windows 7 and 8 >>
* Windows 10 One Operating System To Rule PCs, Phones, Tablets >>
* Windows 10 Is What We Deserved All Along >>
* Windows 10 vision: what’s old is new again, and that’s a problem >>

* Future Smartphones Won’t Need Cell Towers to Connect >>
* The Pebble Smartwatch Now Doubles as a $100 Fitness Tracker >>
* Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word >>

* Ebola Diagnosed In U.S. For The First Time: CDC >>
* NASA’s New Recoverable Telescope Will Float Above the Clouds by Balloon >>
* Netflix Enters The Original Movie Game >>
* Epidemics Are Not Natural >>

* Robot Learns To Grab Objects By Asking The Internet >>
* The First Full Color Photo of Mars from India’s Orbiter >>
* These Popular Bluetooth Speakers Are Only $30 Each Today >>

* Into the Compute Era …Your data centre for the next 25 years >>
* Technology Is Changing The Future Of Marketing (Again)! >>
* Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface >>

* O2 now lets you charge iTunes credit to your phone bill >>
* The “Impossible” Projection Watch Hits $1.4 Million In Crowdfunding >>
* Reemo: Gesture Control Your Home >>

* With $40 Million Cash, Parent-Teacher App Remind, Targets Billion Users Worldwide >>
* Microsoft’s Asimov System To Monitor Users’ Machines In Real Time >>
* Microsoft needs your help to predict the future accurately >>

* D-Link Connected Home Platform review: This is no way to build a smart home >>
* D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor review: Wi-Fi wasn’t made for this >>
* D-Link Day/Night Network Camera review: Delivers the basics for cheap >>

* D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Exceedingly basic home control >>
* NTT DoCoMo launches sensor-laden kids’ watch >>

* Brain Tech Projects Get $46 Million in Funding >>
* Weird ‘Island’ on Saturn Moon Titan Puzzles Scientists (Video, Photos) >>
* There Are So Many Tiny Animals in the Sea That They May Affect Currents >>

* How a Deadly Volcano Erupted in Japan without Warning >>
* The death of first star in Universe: Incredible image could shed light on how solar systems formed >>
* Automated sorting through metagenomes >>

* First evidence that reptiles can learn through imitation >>
* Ebay to spin off PayPal into separate company >>
* Basis unveils new Peak fitness tracker >>

* VIDEO: Drone captures Hong Kong protest >>
* VIDEO: Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs >>
* Tetris is going to be a movie. What’s next, Pong? >>

* Richard Branson Says He’s Ready For Historic Trip Into Space >>
* The 4 Transportation Systems You’ll Meet in the Future >>
* You Call This Thai Food? The Robotic Taster Will Be the Judge >>

* Dmitry Grishin: Robotics Has Too Many Dreamers, Needs More Practical People >>
* Which Brain Stimulation Treatment Works Best? >>
* Do neurons see what we tell them to see? >>

* Can you out-think a computer in judging photos? >>
* New molecule found in space suggests life origins >>
* BMW’s Chinese Robocar Tests Will Use Baidu’s Maps >>

* Rooftop Solar’s Threat to Utilities by the Numbers >>
* The upcoming decentralization singularity >>
* Weird ‘Island’ on Saturn Moon Titan Puzzles Scientists (Video, Photos) >>

* Search for Alien Life Should Target Water, Oxygen and Chlorophyll >>
* Lightbridge planning first full scale nuclear reactor tests of metallic fuel >>
* Introducing the World’s Most Precise Clock >>

* Dramatic Ice Loss Is Messing With Antarctica’s Gravity >>
* Use A 3-D Printer To Turn Your Smartphone Into A 1000X Microscope >>
* Edinburgh becomes the first UK airport to openly trial Google Glass >>

* Wearable Drone Nixie Flies Up From Your Wrist >>
* The SwannOne Hub Controls Your Entire House from a Single App >>
* Are the world’s religions ready for ET? >>

* Drone Manufacturers Pin Their Hopes On Hollywood >>
* Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans >>
* Voice-activated devices pose security threat >>

* Anti-Facebook platform Ello attracts thousands >>
* Intel’s Make It Wearable Contest Produces A Flying Wearable Drone Camera >>
* Elon Musk argues we must put million people on Mars to ensure humanity has future >>

* Could Skinny Jeans Bend Your iPhone 6 Plus? >>
* Scientists Pinpoint Biological Clock’s Synchronicity >>
* On Facebook’s New Ad Platform, Your Data Will Follow Everywhere >>

* Study links physical activity in older adults to brain white-matter integrity >>
* New Biomass Plant for the UK Looks Like a Giant Green Volcano >>
* Google gives students unlimited cloud storage >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 30 September 2014

September 29, 2014 Leave a comment

* This Tiny 3G Chip Will Pump the Internet Into Anything >>
* Ello social site too popular, gets online attack >>
* Copycat technology is the next big thing >>

* Windows 9 Technical Preview page briefly appears online, named ‘Windows TH’ >>
* Windows 9 Reportedly A Free Upgrade For Windows 8 Users >>
* Microsoft’s Windows 9 Launch Event Is Tomorrow, Here’s What To Expect >>

* Bill Clinton Discusses “Moonshots” with Peter Diamandis, Endorses Abundance >>
* Consensual Sex: There’s an App for That >>
* How Spotify, Pandora picks your music >>

* Solar Energy Could Dominate Electricity by 2050 >>
* Bangkok Journal: You Call This Thai Food? The Robotic Taster Will Be the Judge >>
* Revolution in Seamless Intelligence by 2022 >>

* Second Annual Samsung Developer Conference >>
* A Rant Against Ello’s “Simple” Design >>
* Say Ello to the new privacy debate on social media >>
* Ello, goodbye. >>

* Turning the Moon into a giant cosmic ray detector >>
* Google Execs Have Ideas on How to Run Your Business >>
* ‘Tumor Paint’ brain-tumor-detecting dye gets go-ahead for clinical study >>

* Scientists identify the signature of aging in the brain >>
* Moonwalking Astronauts Can Move Surprisingly Fast >>
* Japan eruption practically undetectable in advance >>

* VIDEO: Can Microsoft’s Xbox conquer China? >>
* First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School In 2015 >>
* Supervolcano Ready To Explode? Mount St. Helens Reawakens, Continues To Rebuild Itself >>

* Physicists use supercomputer to gain insight into plasma dynamics >>
* New breast cancer drug cocktail shows ‘unprecedented’ boost to patient’s lifespan >>
* Printed, Flexible, and Organic Wearable Sensors Worth $244 Million in 10 Years >>

* Human-Related Climate Change Led to Extreme Heat, Scientists Say >>
* Google Execs Have Ideas on How to Run Your Business >>
* 4K Ultra HD Inches Closer To Mainstream Adoption >>

* Tibco goes to private equity firm for $4.3 billion >>
* Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services >>
* Statistician Creates Mathematical Model To Predict the Future of Game of Thrones >>

* “Glass Brain” Offers Tours of the Space between Your Ears >>
* Do men and women REALLY have different brains? Experts debate whether nature reigns supreme over nurture >>

* Magnetic poles could swap sooner than we thought >>
* Reports: SoftBank seeking to buy DreamWorks Animation >>
* VIDEO: CERN at 60 in 60 seconds >>

* Researchers Discover 3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Skulls With Hair Extensions >>
* Here Are The Coolest Ways Drones Have Been Used In Advertising >>
* A Wearable Camera That Would Turn Into a Drone and Fly Off Your Wrist >>

* Unusual Rocks near Pahrump Hills on Mars >>
* Messier Monday: The Most Elusive Globular Cluster, M55 (Synopsis) >>
* FBI’s Sentinel System Still Not In Total Shape to Surveil >>

* Exponential Medicine >>
* ‘Greener,’ low-cost transistor heralds advance in flexible electronics >>
* The Immortalists >>

* Revolution in Seamless Intelligence by 2022 >>
* Ultra-low-energy-consuming transistors and circuits >>
* New Nuclear Fuel Could Boost Reactors, But Also Safety Worries >>

* Primordial Origins of (Some) of Earth’s Water >>
* Resurrecting 4 Billion Year Old Proteins to Decode Earth’s Early Epochs >>

* How Viewing Earth as an Exoplanet Can Help Search for Alien Life >>
* Assembly Completed on Powerful Delta IV Rocket Boosting Maiden Orion Capsule Test Flight >>
* Special Episode: Live from DragonCon 2014! >>

* The Lab At The Bottom Of The World >>
* It’s Time To Look Beyond The Smartwatch >>
* Bill Clinton Interviews Peter Diamandis on Abundance >>

* Flight MH370: New search images reveal seabed details >>
* Researchers have developed a diagnostic device to make portable health care possible >>

* Haven smart door lock can stand up to a battering ram >>
* Hacking the Cancer Genome >>
* Meet Baxter, your new robotic co-worker >>

* Diaspora version 0.4.1.0 released! >>
* How often do you need to see a dentist? >>
* 6 Feng Shui Tips To Bring Meaning & Intention Into Your Home >>

* Scientist Claims Menopause Will Not Exist in 20 Years Time >>
* If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would Anyone Notice? >>
* Exploring the Fractal Mind and Fractal Consciousness >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 29 September 2014

September 28, 2014 Leave a comment

* A Wearable Camera That Would Turn Into a Drone and Fly Off Your Wrist >>
* When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone >>

* Black holes do not exist and the Big Bang Theory is wrong, claims scientist >>
* Gillmor Gang: Five Card Stud | TechCrunch >>

* How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression >>
* You Don’t Have to Be Google to Build an Artificial Brain | WIRED >>
* Facebook pushing ahead towards thousands of internet delivering drones >>

* First Quantum Logic Operation For An Integrated Photonic Chip >>
* A Promising Step Toward Round-the-Clock Solar Power >>
* University Makes Yet Another Half-Assed Invisibility Cloak >>

* Bits Blog: Giving Away Software to Make It More Valuable >>
* New Graphene Research Promises Reliable Chip-Level Production >>
* Consumer Reports Bend Test Pits iPhone 6 Plus Against the Competition >>

* Protein “map” could lead to potent new cancer drugs >>
* The problem with home-cooked meals >>
* The companies vying to turn asteroids into filling stations >>

* A 3D Printed, Wifi Enabled Medical Marijuana Inhaler >>
* Can Predictive Technology Make Us Less Predictable? >>
* The Physics of Space Battles >>

* The Human Genome Is In Stalemate in the War Against Itself >>
* New Alien Molecule In Space Hints At Origin Of Life >>
* Wonder drug to fight cancer and Alzheimer’s >>

* In 5 Years, We Could All Have ‘Digital Twins’ That Make Decisions For Us >>
* Asteroid Act could immediately unlock billion dollar in asteroid mining business with potential for trillions >>
* Date fixed for comet landing attempt >>

* First close loop system that can adjust spinal cord signals in real time to enable synchronized stepping movement despite paralysis an other spinal cord therapies >>
* Have Astronomers Spotted A Forming Planet In Action For The First Time? >>
* Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform—But Can It Fool All Five Senses? >>

* Facebook Messenger is actually a monster hit >>
* How did the ‘Berlin patient’ rid himself of HIV? >>
* Is this the kitchen of the future? >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 27 September 2014

September 27, 2014 Leave a comment

* Robotic Barnacle Scans Ships’ Hulls Looking for Contraband >>
* This A.I. Can Tell Which Neighborhood Is Safe Better Than You Can >>
* Scientists Show How to Make an Invisibility Cloak >>

* BT and Coke To Offer Free Rural Wi-Fi In South Africa Through Vending Machines >>
* 3D Bioprinter Creates “Living Bandage” Skin Grafts For Burn Victims >>
* Smartphones Of The Future Set To Use Graphene Touchscreens >>

* Forget ‘airplane mode’: devices are decreed okay for inflight use in Europe >>
* Delivery Drones Become a Reality in Germany >>
* Astronaut Alex Gerst recently captured this glorious photo from ISS. >>

* Radio Waves Offer Cheap Gesture Detection on Smartphones >>
* Launcher Puts Your Favorite Apps and Contacts In Notification Center >>
* Google’s data-transferring tool gets a shiny new interface >>
* iPhone 6 Now Available in More Than 20 Countries >>

* Companies Rush to Fix Shellshock Software Bug as Hackers Launch Thousands of Attacks >>
* How the NSA Profits Off of Its Surveillance Technology >>
* Are Cloud Vendors Getting ‘Too Big To Fail’? >>

* Drones Are Coming to Hollywood: FAA Clears Robot Flyers for Filming >>
* Rare molecule found in space hints at life’s origins >>
* 3,600 crystals in wearable ‘skin’ monitor health 24/7 >>

* Can cartoons be used to teach machines to understand the visual world? >>
* A sniffer dog for the digital age: Selma can smell any hidden USB sticks! >>
* Memories, not emotions, fade for people with Alzheimer’s >>

* New technology tracks tiniest pollutants in real time >>
* Computer recreates powerful solar flares >>
* Can Adults Improve their Emotional Intelligence? >>

* Researcher works to predict electric power blackouts before they happen >>
* Protein ‘map’ could lead to potent new cancer drugs >>
* Billion-dollar tech startup valuations are now routine >>

* 5 amazing gadgets you won’t believe exist >>
* Date fixed for comet landing attempt >>
* Drones Can Now Be Used To Make Movies >>

* DWave implies quantum speedup will be shown with next 1152 qubit quantum chip >>
* Couples who met online three times more likely to divorce >>
* The internet has changed everything and nothing >>

* Ebola outbreak prompts food shortage fears in Liberia >>
* NASA Rover On Mars Finds Traffic Light, Ball, And Much More >>
* Will Ebola Spread To America? US State Department Orders 160,000 Ebola Hazmat Suits >>

* Apple Employee In Charge Of iOS 8 Update That Messed Up Also In Charge Of Testing Maps >>
* New tool assesses skill development in robotic microsurgery >>
* The future of gardens >>

* The future of high quality TV >>
* Power outage? Robots to the rescue >>
* Interstellar molecule with branched backbone >>

* Exercise protects against depression – but how? >>
* Oculus Rift could transform the way we view the news >>
* Why women still aren’t safe on the internet >>

* Three Questions with the CEO of D-Wave >>
* Bionym Raises $14M Series A For Its Heartbeat Authentication Wristband >>
* Cheaper Production Costs Could Usher in Graphene-based Flexible Displays >>

* DIY Hands-Free Sheet Music >>
* Eko Devices Thinks Stethoscopes Need a Little Help From the Cloud >>
* Where Are Venture Capitalists Placing Their Bets? >>

* Video Friday: Murata Cheerleaders, Soft Robotics, and ROSCon >>
* Climate-Earth system computer model to be the most advanced ever created, says DOE >>

* Bots on the ground >>
* ‘Active clothing’ for soft robots >>

* LED Displays Get 400 Percent Clearer With Nanomaterial >>
* Rocket Coming Together for New NASA Spaceship’s 1st Flight >>
* Weekly Space Hangout – Sept. 26, 2014: So Wait, Do Black Holes Exist or Not?!? >>

* “Biological Brains are Unlikely to be the Final Stage of Intelligence” >>
* STUNTER 13 – 1st PLACE PLUS STUNT GRAND PRIX 2013 >>
* Never Pick Another Bad Wine >>

* myswitchmate >>
* emberlight: turn any light into a smart light. >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 26 September 2014

September 26, 2014 Leave a comment

* Exercise detoxes body of depressive chemicals, scientists find >>
* Weaponized Ebola: Is It Really a Bioterror Threat? >>
* Branson offers staff unlimited leave >>

* Skirt size ‘can flag up cancer risk’ >>
* Power from wind turbines slumps – due to lack of wind >>
* Microsoft Shuts Down Its Robotics Group >>

* Scientists are Using Anthrax to Cure Cancer >>
* Meet The Scientists That Could Win This Year’s Physics Nobel Prize >>
* Here Are The Innovations Likely To Win The Nobel Prize For Chemistry >>

* Artificial General Intelligence That Plays Video Games: How Did DeepMind Do It? >>
* Wearable artificial kidney hopes to gain FDA approval soon >>
* Earth’s Water Is Older Than The Sun >>

* Apple Defends Against Allegations of Bending iPhone 6 Plus >>
* Apple explains how to fix its busted iOS 8 update, new one coming soon >>
* Internet jokers poke fun at Apple’s BentGate ‘flexible’ iPhone 6 >>
* Apple’s Giant iPad May Be Coming In Mid-2015 >>

* Samsung raises storage capacity on SSD to 3.2TB >>
* Can Ultrascale Computing Remain Sustainable? >>

* Plague of infected mosquitoes to be released in Brazil – carries bacteria blocks dengue fever >>
* India’s MOM Captures First Image of the Red Planet >>

* Humanity Has More Mothers Than Fathers, DNA Reveals >>
* Amazon to Develop More Hardware: Wearables, Household Gadgets >>
* Report: Amazon testing smart home gadgets >>

* Deep Sea Explorations Amaze with Live Stream Video >>
* Mars rover mission drills for sample >>
* Better Cement would make it twice as strong and allow less to be used and reduce carbon emissions 60x >>

* The algorithms of show business >>
* Post recession, tech workers prefer working at midsize companies, survey finds >>
* UT Engineers Team Up to Move Analog Brain Closer to Reality >>

* Artificial intelligence that imitates children’s learning >>
* Artificial Intelligence to Powers New Season of ‘Person of Interest’ >>
* How Algorithms Can Become as Prejudiced as People >>

* GM Hires Its First Cybersecurity Chief >>
* Police Could Soon Have Radar Gun for Texting and Driving >>
* When Drone Delivery Makes Sense >>

* Robots Dance in Synchronization While Balancing on Balls >>
* Illumina Says 228,000 Human Genomes Will Be Sequenced, and 1.6 million in 2017 >>
* Some Of Earth’s Water Could Be A Million Years Older Than The Solar System >>

* Digital Telepathy Is The Future Of The Human Species >>
* World’s smallest reference material is a big plus for nanotechnology >>
* How learning to talk is in the genes >>

* What Can Studying People From Birth to Death Teach You About Living the Good Life? >>
* Peter Thiel Thinks This Could Be The Next $100 Billion Silicon Valley Success Story >>
* Las Vegas Isn’t About Gambling Anymore >>

* Long-Lived Blue OLED Could Lead to Better Displays >>
* A chip that can simulate a tumor’s ‘microenvironment’ >>
* Ultra-fast ‘phase-change materials’ could lead to 1,000-times-faster computers >>

* Strings of diamonds may soon transport us into space >>
* Does New Zealand have the best-designed government in the world? >>
* Synchronous oscillations in the short-term memory >>

* Understanding the human brain >>
* Self-Powered Rocket Nanovesicles to Ferry Drugs Around Body >>

* Millions Might Contract Ebola By January >>
* Disney’s New Big Hero 6 Trailer Is as Delightful as the First >>
* The Coming Era Of Self-Assembly Using Microfluidic Devices >>

* Best Tweets from EmTech: Day 1 >>
* Best Tweets from EmTech: Day 2 >>
* Tech shares bubbling over again >>

* Virtual crowd line up for new iPhone >>
* NASA, Partners Target Megacities Carbon Emissions >>
* Billionaire designs yacht-shaped hospital skyscraper, other billionaire might build it >>

* This is what happens when a tattoo needle pierces your skin >>
* Steve Jurvetson – SPARK 2014 Keynote >>
* 4K is for programmers >>

* Paralyzed Rats Take 1,000 Steps, Orchestrated by Computer >>
* Google X Balloons Will Circle the Earth to Deliver Internet >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 25 September 2014

September 24, 2014 Leave a comment

* Facebook Lays Out Its Roadmap for Creating Internet-Connected Drones >>
* Rats outperformed humans on this learning task >>
* Designer Builds A 3D-Printable “Imura Revolver” >>

* Machine Learning: Making Adjustments in the Search for the Perfect News Feed >>
* Facebook’s Wi-Fi Drones Start Testing Next Year >>
* Facebook says its internet drones will be the size of 747s and fly for years >>

* Flapping Device Makes Electricity From Wind Rushing Past Your Car >>
* Will Brain-To-Brain Instant Messaging Eventually Replace Phones? >>
* India’s Space Probe Successfully Enters Mars Orbit >>

* Tonsil stem cells could someday help repair liver damage without surgery >>
* Airway muscle-on-a-chip ‘simulates asthma in humans’ >>
* Wink Relay could be the smart-home breakthrough we’ve been waiting for >>

* Breath test for TB developed >>
* VIDEO: ‘Brainwave’ headband measures focus >>
* With Talko App, Ray Ozzie Creates a Permanent Voice >>

* ‘Skin-like’ device monitors cardiovascular and skin health >>
* There Are No Such Things As Black Holes >>
* Video: Paralyzed Rats Walk Again, Now Farther Than Ever >>

* Microsoft built a life-size interactive cube powered by Kinect >>
* How the hell did Vizio make a $999 4K TV? >>

* 3D Printer Delivered to Space Station Launching New Era of Space Manufacturing >>
* Peering into the Future: AI and Robot brains >>
* Japan and China are competing for India’s high speed rail projects >>

* The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy >>
* EmTech: Illumina Says 228,000 Human Genomes Will Be Sequenced This Year >>
* The First Four-Seater, Solar-Powered Vehicle Hits The U.S. Road >>

* Startup DynaOptics is Fitting an Optical Zoom Into a Slim Smartphone >>
* EmTech: IBM Tries to Make Watson Smarter >>
* Hacking the Cancer Genome >>

* How Long Will You Be Laid Up After Surgery? Blood Test May Tell >>
* VIDEO: The world’s first ‘3D printed band’ >>

* Painting in virtual reality will blow your mind >>
* I was blind… now I have bionic eyes >>
* Finally, a fire hydrant for the 21st century >>

* Robot Octopus Takes to the Sea >>
* Getting Power to 12 Billion People >>
* Solar Concentrator Borrows Water Cooling from IBM Supercomputer >>

* Soft robotics ‘toolkit’ features everything a budding robot-maker needs >>
* EmTech: Nest Technologist on the Problem of Remaking “Unloved Devices” >>
* An App That Wants You to Actually Talk on Your Phone >>

* Russia Plans To Spend $8B On Space Station Through 2025: Report >>
* Starflight: A Multi-Generational Perspective >>

* The Project to Let Anyone Download and Print Their Own House >>
* Snake Robots And A Quadcopter Fuse Together In This Chimera Drone >>
* Mars Robotic Spacecraft Population Reaches New High >>

* China’s Next Tank Could Be This Weaponzied Robotic Spider >>
* The Mysterious Phenomenon Of “Gravity Darkening” >>

* Multiverse me: Should I care about my other selves? >>
* Drones left out of air traffic plans >>
* Wireless charger powers up iPhone in your pocket >>

* DNA test could diagnose TB without the wait >>
* Send in the DRONE doctors! ‘Parcelcopter’ will fly medicine and urgent goods to a remote German island >>
* Smart Machines Join Humans in Tracking Africa Ebola Outbreak >>

* Artificial Atoms Talk … and Scientists Listen >>
* Nuclear spins control electrical currents >>
* Baby Boomers Are A Bigger Force In The Stock Market Than Millennials >>

* Samsung launches Note 4 ‘phablet’ ahead of schedule >>
* The Growing Threat to Human Existence? Robots >>
* Ebola drains weak health systems >>

* Graphene and Germanium: A Happy Marriage With Exceptional Conductivity >>
* Planes Will Start Running Biofuels Made From Fallen Trees in Two Years >>
* 6 Reasons For The Solar Boom >>

* Wearable Artificial Kidney gets green light for US trials >>
* Samsung’s Giant Smartphone Passed The Same Bending Test The iPhone 6 Plus Failed >>
* Report: Android L hits November 1, newest Nexus tablet coming mid-October >>

* Skin 3D Bioprinter Wins James Dyson Award >>
* Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak >>
* The Fabric of the Cosmos Episode 1 >>

* On a Shoestring, India Sends Orbiter to Mars >>
* What the inside of a spaceship might really look like >>
* Timescales of the Hedonistic Imperative (6min 31sec) >>

* Star Wars Episode VII: ‘hundreds of Stormtroopers’ on set >>
* The Ferrari Chase Scene From Scorpion Is Even Dumber Than We Thought >>
* VIDEO: Is it a plane, is it a scooter? >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 24 September 2014

September 24, 2014 Leave a comment

* The Glass Cage review: automation is making us stupid >>
* U.N. Puts Spotlight on Climate Change Today >>
* New smartphone gesture uses wireless transmissions instead of cameras >>

* It Turns Out You Can Bend The iPhone 6 Plus With Your Bare Hands >>
* iPhone 6 TouchID fooled by fake fingerprint >>
* Women Have Better Memories Thanks To Way We Teach Our Daughters To Tell Stories >>

* Google’s Internet “Loon” Balloons Will Ring the Globe within a Year >>
* This Virtual Nurse Is (Almost) Ready To See You Now >>
* Scientists grow a new challenger to graphene >>

* Physicists Achieve Quantum Teleportation of Photon Over 25 Kilometers >>
* Watch Weapons System Footage Of The F-22 Raptor’s Combat Debut >>
* Reversible USB can also connect your 4K screens >>

* How Information Theory Could Hold the Key to Quantifying Nature >>
* Futuristic Chinese Megastructure Would Include Soaring Towers, Massive Skyways.. >>
* The staid world of VPNs is all shook up >>

* Manhattan Project radiation-proof window for sale >>
* Scientists Reconstruct a 3D Atomic Map From a Single Image >>
* The Reinvention Of Medicine: Dr. Algorithm v0-7 And Beyond | TechCrunch >>

* Human Contact Patterns in High Schools Hint at Epidemic Containment Strategies >>
* Flying LampshadeBots Come Alive in Cirque du Soleil Performance >>
* SpaceX’s Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Arrives At Space Station >>

* 3-D Printed Telescope Took This Picture Of The Moon — Plans Coming >>
* Interstellar browser game >>
* Artificial Biospleen Cleans Blood with Magnets (VIDEO) >>

* Robotic Octopus Would Surely Be Captain Nemo’s Worst Nightmare >>
* Cellular Toggle Switch Could Herald An Anti-Aging Breakthrough >>
* How to Make a Soft Robot >>

* Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellow >>
* Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter Makes Your TV a Second Screen >>
* Is Your Team Lacking Motivation? Try These Strategies >>

* The New Oculus Prototype Shows How Mind-Blowing Virtual Reality Can Be >>
* Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Hints At A World Of Endless Expansion >>
* A Brief History of Emoticons >>

* Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What? >>
* Autotune software to make it quicker to model energy use of buildings >>

* Robotic fabric could bring “active clothing”, wearable robots >>
* Graphene flaws key to creating hypersensitive “electronic nose” >>
* Smart meters could cause conflict for housemates, study shows >>

* Brain Wave May Be Used to Detect What People Have Seen and Recognize >>
* MRI imaging sheds light on athletes most at risk for severe knee injury >>
* ‘In… 15 feet… you will be HIT BY A TRAIN’ Google patents the SPLAT-NAV >>

* Apple and Google make changes in the battle for new markets >>
* Development goals 2.0: focus on premature deaths >>
* Nature in the Balance: On Warmer Planet, Range of Soil Microbes May Change >>

* Physics Titan Still Thinks String Theory Is “On the Right Track” >>
* ‘Big Bang Signal’ Could All Be Dust >>
* Brian Cox: ‘Multiverse’ makes sense >>

* The Ebola epidemic could be over by January — or worse than ever >>
* Here’s A Terrifying Chart Of Projected Ebola Cases >>
* Up to 1.4m people could be infected with Ebola by January, CDC warns >>
* Ebola epidemic: experimental drugs to be rushed to Africa >>

* More Than 7 Billion People Populate Earth And Each One Has A Unique Face >>
* Researchers Are Saving Sea Cows, Rhinos, And Other Animals With Drones >>
* ‘Star Trek 3’: William Shatner Will Have A Part, But Will He Take It? >>

* Billionaires are hoarding piles of cash >>
* The World’s Most Expensive Yachts (And The Billionaires Who Own Them) >>

* VIDEO: Woolly mammoth skeleton up for auction >>
* Solar energy-driven process could revolutionize oil sands tailings reclamation >>
* Vodafone NZ unlocks workplace of the future with smartphone access >>

* Majoring In Drones Could Earn You A Six-Figure Salary >>
* Graphene research – When a doughnut becomes an apple >>
* FUTURISM UPDATE (September 23, 2014) >>

* Space elevator hasn’t been built, but it’s already getting its own documentary >>
* Why we’ll probably never build a space elevator >>

* How one tiny startup is winning the race to power your smart home >>
* Researchers believe future crimes can be predicted by analyzing mobile data >>
* Foolish Scientists Have Just Created Shape-Shifting Metal >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 23 September 2014

September 22, 2014 Leave a comment

* “Big Bang Signal” Could All Be Dust >>
* Physicists Are Backing Away From the Biggest Discovery of the Century >>
* These Tiny Diamond Nanothreads Could Someday Support a Space Elevator >>

* New smartphone app gives sight to the blind >>
* Nuclear Shutdowns Put Belgians and Britons on Blackout Alert >>
* Telomerase, even when present, can be turned off with a genetic switch could be an antiaging breakthrough >>

* How artificial intelligence is the key to unlocking big data >>
* Money Is Pouring Into Tech Like It’s 1999—And That’s Not Good | WIRED >>
* Are Multiferroics the Ultimate Replacement for Flash Memory? >>

* Larry Page wants a Google 2.0 that will build cities and airports, report says >>
* Choosing Remote-Collaboration Software >>
* Failure to Treat Workers with Respect Could Be Uber’s Achilles’ Heel >>
* How Your Phone Could Help You Avoid Paying Congestion Tolls >>

* Should Robots Have Their Own Bank Accounts? >>
* Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone lockdown declared ‘success’ >>
* We should be learning to type in the Oculus Rift >>

* Electron microscopy breakthrough – reconstructing third dimension from a single image >>
* New reversible USB connectors will carry audio and video, too >>
* Here’s what futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks life will be like in the next 20 years >>

* New bracelet strengthens computer security >>
* Robots Use RFID to Find and Navigate to Household Objects >>
* We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does >>

* Russia makes progress to closed nuclear fuel cycle >>
* Stanford researchers create ‘evolved’ protein that may stop cancer from spreading >>
* Ultra-thin diamond nanothreads are strongest, stiffest materials >>

* Robots That Learn Through Repetition, Not Programming >>
* This Phone App Knows If You’re Depressed >>
* Timetraveler App Allows You To See The Berlin Wall Story In Augmented Reality >>

* Shape the Future of Medicine at the Exponential Medicine Conference, November 9-12 >>
* NASA To Award $20K For Mars ‘Ejectable Mass’ Idea | Video >>
* Space Elevator Advocates Take Lofty Look at Innovative Concepts >>

* ‘MAVEN Is Now In Mars Orbit’ – Mission Control Video >>
* The Buzz On Health Trackers >>
* Today is Earth’s equinox and this is how it looks from space >>

* Can A Search Engine Make You More Creative? >>
* Learn All About Positrons and Antimatter in Three Minutes >>
* When The Funding Bubble Bursts It Doesn’t Have To Mean Disaster >>

* FreedomPop 4G Freedom Hub Burst, 10GB data and free internet for $30 >>
* Goat Simulator Is A Gloriously Weird Tribute To The Old ‘Tony Hawk’ Games >>
* SkyOrbiter UAVs Could Fly For Years and Provide Global Internet Access >>

* What you need to know about the robots that feed humanity >>
* Why you will (and won’t) want a 64-bit Android phone >>
* The Pirate Bay’s raid-proof server farm is 21 virtual machines in the cloud >>

* IBM Helps Banks Get To Digital >>
* Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications >>
* The coming era of unlimited and free clean energy >>

* Watch a tiny robot fly an aircraft nearly as well as a real pilot >>
* Wireless UART Data Transceiver >>
* ‘Touch’ Sensor Developed For Robots | Video >>

* The app that gives ‘sight’ to the blind: £60 reader scans for text and automatically reads it aloud >>
* Anomaly in spacecraft flybys puzzles scientists >>
* New ‘star’ shaped molecule breakthrough >>

* Quantum Entanglement Creates New State of Matter >>
* Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Autism >>
* Brains grow and shrink like ‘rainbows’ as we age >>

* Wrists-on with the new Asus ZenWatch >>
* Diagnosing Autism with Brain Waves >>
* Ebola Lockdown in Sierra Leone Finds 150 New Cases >>

* Princess Diana Pregnant At Time Of Her Death, New Evidence Suggests >>
* Wild Bug-Eyed Telescope to Hunt Dangerous Asteroids (Video) >>
* How to Hack an Inkjet to Print Custom-Colored Makeup >>

* Bold Machines: MakerBot Founder Bets Big on 3D Printing’s Next Wave >>
* Wait, Pluto Might Be A Planet Again? >>
* Which Brand New Fall TV Show Will Be The First To Be Cancelled? >>

* Your Next Laptop Could Have the Holy Grail of USB Ports >>
* Five Best Electric Toothbrushes >>

* Touch-Sensitive Outlet Shuts Down Power To Protect Kids From Shocks >>
* Share Your Home Wi-Fi Easily Using an NFC Tag or QR Code >>
* The Future Smart City Will Be Built Around You and the Internet of You >>

* New Long-Range RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects >>
* A Tipping Point In The Net Neutrality Debate? User-Directed Priority Could Bring Huge Benefits to Broadband Customers >>
* Researchers Develop Combinatorial Chemistry For Molecular Electronics >>

* An All-Liquid Battery For Storing Solar And Wind Energy >>
* Qatar Is Building A $45 Billion City From Scratch For The World Cup That It Might Lose >>
* Build a Face-Recognizing Safe with a Raspberry Pi >>

* Delivering Health Care By Drone >>
* Local Motors’ 3D Printed ‘Strati’ Car Has Just Taken Its First Test Drive >>
* TEDMED 2014: “Not Impossible Now” is Saving The World One Project at a Time >>

* Ebola epidemic could gain 6,800 new cases by end of September >>
* New $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE wants to disrupt education as we know it >>
* New chip promising for tumor-targeting research >>

* This Robot Tastes Better Than A Wine Critic >>
* Business Insider | The Most Powerful Person In Tech At Every Age >>
* I tricked my brain into thinking real life was VR >>

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* Inside Google’s ambitious plan to change the Internet forever >>
* NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water >>
* The Oculus Connect Keynotes Are Now Online For Your Viewing Pleasure >>
* From space race to space war >>

* Oculus lets you tinker with the code and design of its first VR headset >>
* Can a Computer Replace Your Doctor? >>
* Human Faces Evolved To Look Unique, Reports New Study >>

* Google Search Somewhere Else, Says Apple >>
* Oculus’ new prototype is where VR should be right now >>

* Disney Has Figured Out A Way To Get More Girls To Play Console Video Games >>
* Robot with “morals” makes surprisingly deadly decisions >>
* New radar gun could aid police in catching people who text while driving >>

* SpaceX Launches 3D Printer And Mice To Space Station >>
* Mountaineers Lit the Matterhorn to Celebrate 150 Years of Climbing >>
* A Surprising Time-of-Death Tool >>

* NASA Craft, Nearing Mars, Prepares to Go to Work >>
* VR headset creates new kind of world >>
* FLYING home! £12k wonder that beats the rush hour >>

* Lockdown Begins in Sierra Leone to Battle Ebola >>
* The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen | TechCrunch >>
* A Real Project and Product that seems like a Dilbert Cartoon >>

* Someone finally made a truly 3D movie >>
* Totem, Oculus Rift competitor, promises better virtual reality — but needs money >>
* The biggest and best games we saw at Tokyo Game Show >>

* Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells >>
* Can jibo, the family robot, make the world more beautiful? >>

* Stanford researchers create evolved protein that may stop cancer from spreading >>
* Japanese giant Obayashi announces plans to have a space elevator up and running by 2050 >>
* Medtronic SEEQ Continuous Monitoring System Helps Detect Cardiac Arrhythmias (VIDEO) >>

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* ‘Artificial retina’ could detect sub-atomic particles >>
* US opens ‘drone zones’ for a year of pioneer testing >>
* Video: Peter Thiel On How We Can Make The Future Awesome >>
* Gaze-tracker lets you connect to devices with a glance >>

* Electric car breaks 200 mph barrier to set new land speed record >>
* Futuristic Firefighter Suit Has Sensors, Head-up Display >>
* Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers >>

* Samsung Bets On OLED Printer Maker Kateeva >>
* The Week In Drones: Robots Piloting Robots, Indiana Drones, And More >>
* Watch the High-Tech Levi’s Stadium Being Built In a Dazzling Timelapse >>

* Mousetronauts To Live In Space For the Longest Stretch Yet >>
* Can a video same shoot down moon-hoax claims? >>
* Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity >>

* VIDEO: Silent streets amid Ebola lockdown >>
* Google plans quantum computer with longer coherence times >>
* Imagination in health and medicine? 11 fresh ideas from the TEDMED stage >>

* Larry Ellison’s Oracle Started As a CIA Project >>
* China Shows Off Less Deadly Rocket Launcher >>
* New fingertip sensor makes this robot incredibly dextrous >>

* IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT >>
* US Navy’s Triton UAV completes first cross-country flight >>
* UK Engineers 3D Print Their Own Raspberry Pi Laptop >>

* KISS Your Leader [100 Words Into The Future] >>
* TROBO Is A Storytelling Plush Toy Robot That Teaches Kids Science And Math >>
* Everybody Wants Alibaba: Opens Over $92 Per Share, Up 35% >>

* Sony releases SmartEyeglass developer kit >>
* Learn to Solder Copper Pipe >>
* France passes its anti-Uber law >>

* MapMyFitness for iPhone lets you see all your activity in one place >>
* Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version >>
* Researchers use cell-phone data, not precogs, to predict crime in London >>

* Number of websites passes 1 billion mark >>
* Android L’s newest security feature: out-of-the-box encryption >>
* MinION, the USB-sized DNA sequencer, goes through real-world testing >>

* Graphene sensor tracks down cancer biomarkers >>
* SpaceX aims to step up launch rate with next mission for NASA >>
* Smart-material chinstrap harvests energy from chewing >>

* Brain uses three perceptual parameters to recognize ‘gloss’ >>
* Meet Beryl, the lifelike 3D model made using scans of an elderly lady >>
* Weekly Space Hangout – Sept. 19, 2014: Private Spaceflight! >>

* Space Station Extension May Cost More Than NASA Expects: Report >>
* Cosmic Particles Detected that May Come from a New Unknown Source >>
* Gravity will Eventually Create a Universe with Only a Few Mega-Galaxies >>

* Finally, a Pair of Waterproof Chucks That’ll Survive a Soaking >>
* “Someday” is Now for Solar and Wind Power, says Lazard >>
* Smart Headlight Illuminates the Road without Blinding Other Drivers >>

* Solar City and Tesla Hatch a Plan to Lower the Cost of Solar Power >>
* Video Friday IROS 2014: Humanoid Eyes, Drones With Arms, and Printable Robots >>

* Potentially Habitable Moons >>
* A new impermeable form of graphene oxide could be the ultimate protective coating >>
* Car hacking: who’s monitoring (or controlling) your car? >>

* U.N. Predicts New Global Population Boom >>
* “Twisted” Radio Beams Data at 32 Gigabits per Second >>
* Weird New Graphene Effect Makes Electrons Scoot Sideways >>

* Possible 6,800 new Ebola cases this month, research predicts >>
* A nanosized hydrogen generator >>

* Genetically driven gut feelings help female flies choose a mate >>
* First-ever chemical bond established between carbon and a superheavy element >>
* Apple’s smart watch could have us all self-monitoring >>

* Engines of Innovation >>
* Forget GMOs. Better Data Is the Key to Reinventing Food >>
* The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13 >>

* Rumor: Oculus Will Unveil A Handheld Virtual Reality Controller At Conference >>
* U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight >>
* FUTURISM UPDATE (September 20, 2014) >>

* Are wearable activity monitors equivalent to professional health advice? >>
* Northeastern unveils state-of-the-art 3D nanoscale printing system >>
* Species Disappearing 1,000 Times Faster than Pre-Human Times, New Study >>

* 6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now >>
* The “Oculus Platform” Marketplace For Virtual Reality Apps Coming This Fall >>
* Star Wars Producers Want a ‘DroneShield’ To Prevent Leaks On Set >>

* A Nuclear Primer — It’s All About Uranium >>
* Watch The Oculus Connect Keynotes Here >>
* NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water >>

* Wireless sensor transmits tumor pressure >>
* Big Bang Gravitational Waves: True or Not? [Video] >>
* Intel wireless charging in a bowl coming sooner than later >>

* Google and Apple to force encryption >>
* Are Alibaba’s Best Days Ahead, or Behind It? >>
* Apple Pay, Mobile Payments, And NFC: Why Mobile Payments Are Back From The Dead >>

* IBM Using An Unusual New Tactic To Retrain Its Employees Instead Of Laying Off >>
* YouTube Is Paying Millions To Keep Its Biggest Stars On The Site >>
* Peter Thiel Says Computers Haven’t Made Our Lives Significantly Better >>

* Gene therapy helps weak mice grow strong and helped those with neuromuscular disease live longer >>
* SpaceX Webcast >>

* Weekend Image: Dwarf Dark-Matter Galaxy 10 Billion Light Years from Earth >>
* Holodecks, Heaven’s Gate, Everything About the iPhone 6, and More >>

* Do Toy Companies Need More Women at the Top? >>
* The invasion of corporate news >>
* Intel putting 3D scanners in consumer tablets next year, phones to follow >>

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