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Futueseek Daily Link Review; 18 October 2015

October 18, 2015 Leave a comment

* ARE THOSE REALLY ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURES? HOW ASTRONOMERS PLAN TO INVESTIGATE >>
* If our space telescopes imaged an alien megastructure then what would we see ? >>
* More on the star with hundreds of transits >>

* Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 16, 2015: Dr. Carolyn Porco; Sexual Harassment in Astro >>
* REAL-TIME VIDEO SOFTWARE PUTS SOMEONE ELSE’S FACIAL EXPRESSIONS ON YOUR FACE >>

* WARMING OCEANS MAY BE SPEWING METHANE OFF WEST COAST >>
* WHY ANTIOXIDANTS MIGHT ACTUALLY MAKE YOUR CANCER WORSE >>
* Giant Magellan Telescope’s Fourth Mirror Melting Is Mesmerising >>

* How to Protect Yourself from the NSA If You Use 1024-bit DH Encryption >>
* Microsoft mavens promise proper quantum computer in 10 years >>
* FACEBOOK EXPLAINS HOW ITS NEW 360-DEGREE VIDEO WORKS >>

* DRONE STRIKES ACCOMPLISHED LESS AND KILLED MORE, REPORT FINDS >>
* THIS DEVICE TURNS ANY GUN INTO AN ANTI-DRONE RAY >>
* If You’re Going to Call This a Hoverboard At Least Have The Decency to Make It One Word >>

* 9 ways to celebrate “Back to the Future” Day >>
* Tiny Intel Curie may power wearables, but first let’s make a robot >>
* The Most Disruptive Technology of the Last 100 Years Isn’t What You Think >>

* Tennessee’s 10Gbps broadband is $299 a month >>
* Fitness Technology That Helps the Blind Get Moving >>
* Startup lab Theranos scales back unique ‘finger prick’ blood tests >>

* People with Parkinson’s walk again after promising drug trial >>
* 3D printed teeth to keep your mouth free of bacteria >>

* Ebola Reemerges in Guinea with 2 New Cases >>
* Nasa images reveal surface of ‘habitable’ moon in our Solar System >>
* This 9th grader won $25,000 for devising a genius way to harvest energy from the ocean >>

* Google’s massive book-scanning project legal >>
* System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams >>

* IBM Making Plans to Commercialize Its Brain-Inspired Chip >>
* Inside the world’s first underground park >>
* How close are we to nuclear fusion ? >>

* Scott Kelly Becomes U.S. Astronaut to Spend the Most Time in Space >>
* These Are the Best Microscopic Images of 2015 >>
* IBM wants to commercialize silicon brains with Deep learning for smarter phones >>

* Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’ Explores a Complicated Future on Far-Flung Worlds >>
* Mars Water Discovery Sparks Exploration Debate >>
* Lunar Pit Stop? Mars-Bound Astronauts May Refuel Near Moon >>

* Self driving cars would not be greatest health achievement of the century >>
* Artificial ‘skin’ system transmits the pressure of touch >>

* Affordable camera reveals hidden details invisible to the naked eye >>
* Protein-folding discovery opens a window on basic life processes >>

* Wi-Fi Trick Gives Devices Super-Accurate Indoor Location Fixes >>
* New Spacex Falcon 9 rocket should launch in 6 to 8 weeks >>

* Recommended Robot and AI Reads This Week >>
* Surgeons reroute nerves to restore hand, arm movement to quadriplegic patients >>
* Google Loon is almost perfected and Google plans to scale Globally ASAP >>

* Artificial Skin Provides a Step Toward Bionic Hands >>
* Pneumatic Generator Could Make Soft Robots Useful >>

* Aliens or Not, We’ve Still Got A Lot To Learn From NASA’s Kepler Mission >>
* 5 Easy Router Tweaks for Faster, More Secure Wifi >>
* Self-driving vehicles might be autonomous but insurance pay-outs probably won’t be >>

* Steam’s Latest Hit Is A Tough-As-Nails Mars Base Building Game >>
* 3-D PRINTED ARTIFICIAL TEETH COULD STOP BACTERIA >>
* VIDEO: A MASTER SWORDSMAN CUTS A 100-MPH FASTBALL IN HALF >>

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Futueseek Daily Link Review; 16 October 2015

October 18, 2015 Leave a comment

* Hilarious animation imagines Back to the Future traveling to our real life 2015 instead >>
* Natural possiblities must be ruled out before claims of an alien megastructure are made >>
* The Artificial Skin That Could Deliver the Sense of Touch Directly to the Brain >>

* An Algorithm Helps Robots Fall Safely >>
* Tesla’s Cars Now Drive Themselves, Kinda >>
* Chasing Wormholes: The Hunt for Tunnels in Space-Time >>

* Graphene-Coated Fabric Makes for a Wearable Gas Sensor >>

* China’s Space Station Planners Put Out Welcome Mat >>
* NASA: Cassini Begins Enceladus Flybys with Close-ups –“New Signs of Its Buried Global Ocean Looming?” >>

* More than half of all Google searches now happen on mobile devices >>
* One operator controls 50 drones at one time >>
* 40 mm laser guided missile has 13 times the range of standard M203 grenade launcher >>

* Kepler Space telescope could have detected a dyson swarm or a very unlikely massive displacement of comets >>
* 140 wind turbines can double the capacity factor of wind power to 60% >>

* Nanobots: The rise of the molecular machines (video) >>
* Telsa Motors to introduce new self-driving features Thursday >>
* Hybrid bio-robotic system models physics of human leg locomotion >>

* Innovating for an Increasingly Crowded World >>
* Robots Learning Judo Techniques to Fall Down Without Exploding >>
* How Many Laser Pointers Would It Take to Kill a Human? >>

* TESLA CARS BECOME AUTONOMOUS OVERNIGHT >>
* Microsoft’s Transparency Hub tracks surveillance requests >>
* YouTube Gaming Adds Mobile Streaming And Twitch-Like Features >>

* Here Are Over 50 Official Star Wars: Force Awakens Images You Probably Haven’t Seen Yet >>
* Microsoft aims to make group chatting easier with Skype >>

* AT&T’s single-number service for connected devices does the carrier a favor, too >>
* U.K. Ebola “Relapse” Case Takes Virus Specialists to Uncharted Waters >>
* Editing of Pig DNA May Lead to More Organs for People >>

* Cure for cancer might accidentally have been found >>
* Astronomers may have found giant alien ‘megastructures’ orbiting star near the Milky Way >>
* Why antibiotics aren’t effective >>

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Futueseek Daily Link Review; 15 October 2015

October 18, 2015 Leave a comment

* This is the future of friendship in virtual reality >>
* China now has largest middle class with 109 million adults vs 92 million American middle class >>
* A battery alternative to costly, rare lithium >>

* Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself >>
* Dell. EMC. HP. Cisco. These Tech Giants Are the Walking Dead >>
* Is Life Swimming the Vast Oceans on Outer Solar System Moons? Here’s How We’ll Find Out >>

* NASA’s Kepler Space-Telescope Data Yields a Bizarre Star –“Is It Orbited By a Swarm of ET Megastructures?” >>
* MIT’s 3-D Microwave Camera Can See Through Walls >>

* more-life-less-death >>
* A Tale of Do-It-Yourself Gene Therapy >>
* FDA approves the first 3D-printed drug product >>

* Imaging study shows you (and your fluid intelligence) can be identified by your brain activity >>
* A battery alternative to costly, rare lithium >>

* Memristors Don’t Work the Way We Thought >>
* Qualcomm’s Scene-Detecting Smartphone System Is Almost Here >>
* Developments in Magnetic Skyrmions Come in Bunches >>

* Throwable Robot Ball Unfolds Legs to Walk >>
* SCIENTISTS CAN NOW SEQUENCE DNA IN ZERO GRAVITY >>
* Scientists Shove Robots Off Their Feet to Teach Them How to Fall With Grace >>

* MIT Invents A Flowing River Of 3-D Pixels That Lets Objects Assemble Themselves >>
* Why Does a Falcon Live at This Space Antenna? >>

* Eric Schmidt: There’s Gonna Be a Lot of Alphabet Companies >>
* Meanwhile in the Future: One Agency Controls All Border Crossings >>
* Windows 10 now does Windows within Windows within Windows >>

* Is “Home Automation As A Service” The Future? >>
* World’s first trial of stem cell therapy in the womb >>
* Migraines triggered by protein deep in the brain >>

* Squirrel monkeys teach themselves to eat and drink from a cup >>
* Where Could the First CRISPR Baby Be Born? >>
* Soft robotic suit gently guides stroke patients’ stride >>

* DID HYDROGEN MAKE RIVERS FLOW ON MARS? >>
* The iPhone couldn’t save America this time >>
* For a Better Calorie Burn, Do This While Walking >>

* IoT Spectrum on WRC-15 Agenda >>

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Futueseek Daily Link Review; 14 October 2015

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* China has had a telescope on the moon for the past two years >>
* DARPA making drones that deliver the goods and then vanish >>
* This App Is Building a Giant Network for Free Messaging >>

* Perfecting Pixar’s Movies Takes a Crazy Amount of Research >>
* Electromagnetic Interaction traced to Dirac Equation >>
* Within 80 days Elon Musk should reveal a detailed design for the Mars Colonial Transport Rocket >>

* A Mission to Jupiter’s Trojans >>
* Ultrathin Microlenses Could Boost Space Science and Tech >>
* A Nano-Scale View of the Brain –“There’s Something Purposeful Going on Here” >>

* Futurism | The dawn of the singularity, a visual timeline of Ray Kurzweil’s predictions >>
* The First Two-Qubit Logic Gate in Silicon >>
* Oversupply of oil through at least 2016 >>

* DARPA Rapid Automated Language Toolkit >>
* This deep-learning method could predict your daily activities from your lifelogging camera images >>
* Lyft’s Search for a New Mode of Transport >>

* Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy >>
* Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Liability for Self-Driving Car Accidents >>
* New ‘optoelectrode’ probe is potential neuroscience-technology breakthrough >>

* How Your Smartphone Can Detect Bipolar Disorder >>
* DRONE VIDEO: THE GIGANTIC NEW TELESCOPE CHINA’S BUILDING TO HUNT ALIENS >>
* THE FUTURE OF THE DNA HARD DRIVE >>

* DARPA wants to build UAVs that dissolve after use >>
* Tibco jump-starts integration in the cloud with two new tools >>
* Why Self-Driving Cars Should Never Be Fully Autonomous >>

* DARPA’s new program plans to stimulate your nerves for self-healing >>
* Jamming Wi-Fi With a $15 Dongle >>
* Gorgeous 5K display, lower price, better specs: The new 2015 iMac >>

* Disney’s startups program sure seems hellbent on world domination >>
* Playboy to Drop Nudity as Internet Fills Demand >>
* The Smart Home’s Bumpy Adolescence Is Nearing An End >>

* Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Insider build helps cure a major activation headache >>
* Art Forgers Beware: DNA Could Thwart Fakes >>
* First pocket rockets take tiny satellites for a spin >>

* Elon Musk says he has a design for an electric jet >>
* Scientists may have unlocked another key part of what drives anorexia >>
* New compound found to cure Ebola in monkeys >>

* What’s Your Definition of ‘Autonomous’ Car? >>
* Polanyi’s Paradox: Will Humans Maintain Any Advantage Over Machines? >>
* Neurotechnology Revolution Seminar >>

* Scenario 2099: Rewilding, Population Implosion, Artificial Photosynthesis, and – Global Cooling? >>

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