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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 29 January 2016

January 28, 2016 Leave a comment

* Our Place In The Universe: The Most Detailed Map Yet >>
* A new technique for super-resolution digital microscopy >>
* Facebook Reactions to replace ‘awkward Likes’ >>

* Linking Chips With Light ; 70 million transistors, 850 optical components in silicon processor >>
* First Laser Measurements of Magnetic Fields of Single Nerves >>
* This Robot Changes How It Looks at You to Match Your Personality >>

* A Search Engine for Your Memories >>
* Google’s AI Masters the Game of Go a Decade Earlier Than Expected >>

* New Wearable Sensors Know What’s in Your Sweat >>
* Smart Wearable Sensor Takes Sweat-Monitoring To Next Level >>

* Smartphone makers shipped a record 1.4 billion devices in 2015 >>
* Google Plans Four New Sites for Self-driving Cars >>
* Polywell Fusion and promises more technical disclosure >>

* WHO Extremely Alarmed by Zika, Cases Could Reach 4 Million >>
* WHO says Zika virus is a threat of ‘alarming proportions’ >>
* Your next Android phone might ‘see’ like humans >>

* How cancer cells form tumors by reaching out with ‘cables’ and grabbing cells >>
* Google machine-learning system is first to defeat professional Go player >>
* What species would become dominant on Earth if humans died out? >>

* The Problem with Biofuels >>
* Elon Musk says Electric cars need to be more ‘futuristic’ to attract buyers >>
* 30 Years After Challenger, Remembering All Those Killed In The Pursuit Of Space >>

* Immune System Offers Major Clue to Schizophrenia >>
* Search for Life on Mars –“Organisms on the ISS Survive a Red-Planet Environment” >>
* Milky Way With Nearby Constellations By Matt Dieterich >>

* SpaceX tests Crew Dragon’s parachute landing skills >>
* Brain’s Memory Capacity Rivals World Wide Web >>
* How precise is your fitness band or Wi-Fi scale? >>

* Oculus Rift Could Be A Massive Flop For Facebook >>
* CERN needs to figure out which 9,000 cables to disconnect for LHC upgrade >>
* Robots will soon be able to read our minds >>

* Human brain uses both sides for number crunching >>
* ‘Back To The Future’ Iconic Delorean Cars Back In Production >>
* Google reveals how much it paid the guy who bought for one minute — and it’s hysterical >>

* The 6 ways we’re most likely to find aliens in the not-to-distant future >>
* Here’s why a recession might help Netflix and hurt cable companies >>
* What new wearable sensors can reveal from perspiration >>

* This Smartphone-Connected Irrigation Controller Can Pay For Itself >>
* How Google may pull off drone deliveries without putting your dog at risk >>
* California secretly listened to cellphone calls from the air >>

* Warren Buffett controls Nevada’s legacy utility. Elon Musk is behind the solar company that’s upending the market. Let the fun begin. >>
* Zika Virus Is ‘Spreading Explosively’ Through The Americas — Here’s What We Know About It >>
* First Click: Clamping down on VPNs will turn Netflix subscribers into pirates >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 28 January 2016

January 27, 2016 Leave a comment

* Computer Beats Go Champion for First Time >>
* Scientists Discover Genetic, Biologic Cause Of Schizophrenia >>
* Sweat Sensors Track Athletes’ Health >>

* Nanowire Transistors Could Let You Talk, Text, and Tweet Longer >>
* We Asked a Robot to Write an Obit for AI Pioneer Marvin Minsky >>

* Microsoft Open Sources Its Artificial Brain To One-up Google >>
* Woven nanomaterials into the first 3D covalent organic framework makes more flexible and resilient material >>

* Opportunity Robustly In Action On 12th Anniversary Of Red Planet Touchdown >>
* Curiosity Sticks Her Toes In A Martian Sand Dune, Takes A Selfie >>

* At Saturn, Cassini Spacecraft Adjusts Orbit for Titan-ic ‘Grand Finale’ >>
* Astronomy Cast Ep. 400: State Of The Universe >>
* A novel ’4D printing’ method inspired by plants >>

* Lily’s Flying Camera Is Flying Off of Virtual Shelves >>
* Roll to Roll Electronics Manufacturing Rolls On >>
* Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are developing anti-satellite capabilities >>

* Flexible Pressure Sensors Stay Accurate Even When Bent >>
* Charles Bombardier has improved hypersonic design able to go 24 times the speed of sound with counterflow air cooling >>
* Woven nanomaterials into the first 3D covalent organic framework makes more flexible and resilient material >>

* Your Future Self-Driving Car Will Be Way More Hackable >>
* Squishy Robot Fingers Gently Tickle Deep Sea Critters >>
* Is 3-D Printing the Key to Cheap Carbon-Fiber Parts? >>

* What Marvin Minsky Still Means for AI >>
* Lawmakers Still Battling Over Russian Rocket Engines >>
* Google Just Beat Facebook in Race to Artificial Intelligence Milestone >>

* Google patents robotic ‘mobile delivery receptacle’ >>
* This Is How Google’s Project Wing Drone Delivery Service Could Work >>
* How The Next Generation Of Drones Could Reshape Future War >>

* The Doomsday Clock Remains at 3 Minutes to Midnight, But That’s Horrible News >>
* The iPhone 7 Might Get A Dual-Camera System To Take Better Photos >>
* India get its first beach with free public Wi-Fi >>

* Oculus “Quill” Turns VR Painting Into Performance Art >>
* Monster Machine Cracks The Game Of Go >>
* Nanotube Coating Makes Coaxial Cables 50% Lighter >>

* Our Brains Are Built To Ignore Things. Here’s Why That’s Great News >>
* Overactive brain pruning in teens could cause schizophrenia >>
* Wearable sweat sensor shows how hydrated you are during workouts >>

* 3-D Scanners Race to Monuments before Terrorists Blow Them Up >>
* Zika Testing Is Urged for Some Newborns >>
* Surgeons Could Use This ‘pen’ To See Cancer >>

* The Surge of Zika Virus >>
* Alzheimer’s may get transmitted through ‘medical accidents’ >>
* Face value: How fertile women spot rivals >>

* SpaceX just announced more details about its Hyperloop test track >>
* 7 things that hold people back from being successful >>
* A Match Made in Chip Verification Heaven: Simulation and Emulation >>

* Could This Be The Hover Board? >>
* Google’s Deep Learning Comes to Movidius >>
* The Milky Way’s Odd, Shapeless Pristine Neighbor (ESO) >>

* Scientists Move Closer to Understanding Schizophrenia’s Cause >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 27 January 2016

January 26, 2016 Leave a comment

* The Neural Network That Remembers >>
* Next Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World >>
* Microsoft is overhauling its research arm so inventions become reality >>

* Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88 >>
* The Many Minds of Marvin Minsky (R.I.P.) >>

* Zika Virus: The Making Of An Epidemic >>
* Women Asked to Avoid Pregnancy as Zika Epidemic Worsens >>

* Is Keck’s Law Coming to an End? >>
* Smart Homes Need Smarter Apps >>
* Kidney transplant: innovative surgery aided by 3D printing >>

* Nanofabrication of a silicon chip with all quantum info processor >>
* Planet in Widest Orbit Yet Discovered >>
* This Road Leads To The Heart Of The Milky Way >>

* Is Velo3D Poised to Revolutionize 3-D Printing—and Robotics? >>
* The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself >>
* Hawaiian Robot Practices Landing Pad Construction for Space Exploration >>

* What Andreessen Horowitz Is Betting On In 2016 >>
* Gene-modified autistic monkeys could lead to a cure for humans >>
* Graphene-Based Coating Could Act As a Real-time De-Icer For Aircraft >>

* The Underside of a Spacecraft Is Fascinating >>
* Scientists make a ‘true’ neural network using brain-like chips >>
* Fly from New York to London in 11 MINUTES: Radical ‘Antipode’ concept plane that uses rocket boosters revealed >>

* Oceans could hold more plastic than Fish by 2050, report says >>
* We’re on the brink of a fundamental change in ​health >>
* Bill Gates’ mastery of this productivity technique fueled his massive success >>

* 3 cutting edge projects Apple is working on right now >>
* The glory days of the 747 — which is now officially on life support >>
* A Space Station, With Surveillance Cameras for Hire >>

* Diabetes breakthrough: encapsulated pancreas cells could end injections >>
* Adult Human Ear Grown on a Rat >>

* The Dragon Can Hover: SpaceX and Their 3D Printed SuperDraco Thrusters Take the Next Step Towards Propulsive Landing >>
* Bioprinting at Carnegie Mellon University: Researchers Create Acoustic Tweezers to Move Cells Safely >>
* Artificial Gravity is Critical to Space Exploration — So Why is it Being Ignored? >>

* Is Twitter doomed? >>
* The Calorie Is Broken >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 26 January 2016

January 25, 2016 Leave a comment

* Monkeys Built to Mimic Autism-Like Behaviors May Help Humans >>
* Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning >>
* Cortana now scans your emails to make sure you’re keeping promises >>

* 30 Years of Atomic Force Microscopy: IBM Scientists Trigger and Observe Reactions in an Individual Molecule >>
* The VR arcade of the future will look something like this >>
* Glowing 4D-printed flowers could pave way for replacement organs >>

* The Rise of the Artificially Intelligent Hedge Fund >>
* Gillmor Gang: Verbal Hashtags >>
* Wheelchair-bound multiple sclerosis patients able to walk again after stem-cell therapy >>

* Scientists who have grown a human EAR on the back of a rat say they will be able to use them in humans in five years >>
* Hypersonic travel moves a step closer: Orbital and Nasa 3D printed scramjet engine part survives critical wind tunnel tests >>
* The ‘electric road’ that never freezes over: Researchers reveal smart concrete that can conduct small amounts of power >>

* At Davos, world leaders get real about killer robots >>
* Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a search engine for sleeping kids >>
* When Virtual Reality Meets Education >>

* Scientists claim breakthrough in cell treatment >>
* Take to the Ceiling With Your Own Mini Blimp Supported by 3D Printed Parts >>
* Materialise 3D Software Leads to Successful Jaw Replacement Surgery >>

* Professional RC Car Racing Is Unbelievable >>
* South Korea starts KF-X project to develop indigenous next-generation stealth fighter >>
* How One Intelligent Machine Learned to Recognize Human Emotions >>

* Will creating monkeys with autism-like symptoms be any use? >>
* Ethicists Voice Concerns Over Creation of Humanized ‘Autistic’ Monkeys >>

* Science and Life Are More Algorithm Than Math Equation >>
* NASA’s Deep Space Habitat Could Support the Journey To Mars and a Lunar Return >>
* What Is Chemo-Brain? >>

* These are the 10 video games to watch in 2016 >>
* Drone footage of US snow – in 60 seconds >>
* 8 technologies Volvo will use to make ‘death-proof’ cars by 2020 >>

* The Biggest Upcoming Video Games Of February 2016 >>
* 15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business >>
* 3D Technology-Powered Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Personal Privacy Nightmare >>

* Drone’s eye view! Video lets you experience what it’s like to fly on board >>
* NOAA Model Finds Renewable Energy Could be Deployed in the U.S. Without Storage >>
* Rice University develops conductive graphene composite material to heat surfaces, simplify ice removal >>

* Cybersecurity: The Age of the Megabreach >>
* Brain Scans Could Identify Depression Before Symptoms Emerge >>
* Soundnode Turns Soundcloud Into a Spotify-Like Desktop App >>

* Watch Blue Origin Re-launch And Re-land Its Reusable Rocket >>
* This Robot Can Solve a Rubik’s Cube in One Second >>

* Microsoft Releases Its Deep Learning Toolkit On GitHub >>
* Why Monorails Were Never Going To Be The Future Of Transportation >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 24 January 2016

January 23, 2016 Leave a comment

* Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Rocket Took Off and Landed—Again for 2nd time >>
* Obsessing Over AI Is the Wrong Way to Think About the Future >>

* Researchers pinpoint ‘limbo’ noisy place where cancer cells may emerge >>
* Information flows through a subset of high-traffic ‘hub neurons’ in cortical regions of the brain >>

* How to rewire the brain with artificial axons to replace damaged pathways >>
* Metamaterial Could Eliminate Overheating in Future Photonic Circuits >>
* Watch Spacex Test-fire Its Spaceship For Astronauts, The ‘dragon 2’ >>

* Environmentally-Friendly Liquid Battery >>
* Upgrade to Core Internet Protocol Can Boost Speeds 30 Percent >>
* How to Build an Electronic Bee Counter >>

* Virtual Reality Is Exploding at Sundance, and Could Soon Be in Your News Feed >>
* Google Alphabet has four times DARPA’s research budget and larger moonshot ambitions than DARPA >>
* Fermi paradox resolved: near-universal early extinction? >>

* Energous Readies Wireless Power Tech for Consumer Devices >>
* DARPA making fully implantable devices able to connect with up to one million neurons for breakthrough computer-brain interfacing >>
* A Peek Inside a Dead Football Player’s Brain >>

* How One Intelligent Machine Learned to Recognize Human Emotions >>
* The first step in Hyperloop construction is underway >>
* First warm-blooded lizards switch on mystery heat source at will >>

* Smart clothes adapt so you are always the right temperature >>
* Two key proteins that control heart growth identified >>
* Ideal number of sex partners to have: 10? >>

* Your Dna Could Make You Resistant To Certain Bacteria >>
* Possible Undiscovered Planets >>
* With NBC’s Latest Pilot, Time Travel Officially Takes Over TV >>

* Here’s how hydrogen-powered cars work >>
* Researchers have achieved the next breakthrough in quantum physics >>
* Android has generated $31 billion for Google, with $22 billion in profit, Oracle says >>

* Robots could soon read your mind – and there are no laws against it >>
* Implant to ‘Plug’ Brain into Supercomputers >>
* Researchers coax human stem cells to form complex tissues >>

* Detecting heartbeats remotely with millimeter-wave radar >>
* Fairy tale origins thousands of years old, researchers say >>
* Headphones that project movies into your eyes >>

* Meet Otto, The Drawing Robot >>
* Video Friday: Segway Robot Demo, Pepper the Retail Worker, and Megakopter World Record >>
* Blue Origin Launches Rocket Into Space and Lands It Safely for 2nd Time >>

* Weekly Space Hangout – Jan. 22, 2016: Dr. Stuart Robbins >>
* How Holograms Could Aid Alien Life Hunt >>
* Nasa Completes Welding On Lunar Orion Em-1 Pressure Vessel Launching In 2018 >>

* How Much Would It Cost to Build a Star Destroyer? >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 22 January 2016

January 21, 2016 Leave a comment

* Memory capacity of brain is 10 times more than previously thought >>
* Telling Jewels From Junk in DNA >>
* Finally a way to decipher your baby’s cries >>

* Preventing the Next Ebola Epidemic >>
* DARPA wants to build wetware so we can mind control computers >>
* Sir David Attenborough narrates Google’s latest virtual reality Expedition >>

* How Far Away Is The Universe’s Most Distant Galaxy? >>
* Skype for Android lets you schedule calls, open Office files >>
* Buckingham Palace virtual reality tour will make you dream of high tea with the Queen >>

* Cells Play ‘telephone Game’ Before Making A Move >>
* The 14 most exciting tech products that will launch this year >>
* 34 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020 >>

* Blood Test May Predict When Antibiotics Won’t Help >>
* How many mass extinctions have there been? >>
* Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D >>

* VR-powered theme park rides will blow you mind later this year >>
* Health Buzz: Frozen Man Recovers After Being Found With No Pulse >>
* Realistic artificial intelligence can make games – or break them >>

* Lab Grown Neural Networks Could Repair Axonal Damage With Minimal Brain Tissue Disruption >>
* Stephen Hawking: Black Holes Have ‘Hair’ >>
* Neuroscientists have figured out how your brain wakes you up >>

* WFIRST: Work On NASA’s ‘Spy Telescope’ Begins >>
* NASA Officially Cautious About ‘Planet Nine’ | Video >>
* The Answer to the Fermi Paradox? –“Extraterrestrial Life Likely to Become Extinct Quickly” >>

* Planet Nine: “An Uneasy Exhilaration” >>
* Antarctic Microbes Hold Clue to Earth’s Oxygen >>
* This Monster Galaxy is Too Bright for Its Own Good >>

* Milky Way’s 32-Million-Year Dark Matter Cycle –“Did It Trigger the Extinction of Dinosaurs?” >>
* Searching for Earth 2.0 Around a Neighboring Star >>
* The Different Ways The Universe Might End Are Fascinating And Horrifying >>

* How to modify a 3-D printer to print high-performance products >>
* Graphene elastomer could create soft, tactile robots to help care for elderly people >>
* Don’t Blame Watson for IBM’s Slide >>

* Trouble With Targets >>
* Human Brain Could Store 10 Times More Memories Than Previously Thought >>
* Biggest Hurdles for Hyperloop Are Still Land Rights and Bureaucracy, Not Tech >>

* 62 People Own As Much Wealth As Half The Global Population >>
* The World Is More Unequal Than Ever. Is That Because of Technology? >>
* Vote for Microsoft’s trio of HoloLens app finalists >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 21 January 2016

January 20, 2016 Leave a comment

* 3-D Printed Yeast Cell >>
* Computer Vision Has Its Sights On Disrupting Search >>
* Neil deGrasse Tyson and futurist Ray Kurzweil >>

* Robots That Could Decompose When They’re No Longer Needed >>
* The Catalyst That Finally Gets Fuel Cell Vehicles on the Road? >>
* Watch This Fireproof Drone Not Burn >>

* Watch A Drone Land Autonomously On A Car Driving 45 Mph >>
* Memory that learns could help tomorrow’s intelligent computers >>
* Study reveals why your brain makes you slip up when anxious >>

* Scientists Can Watch Electrons Cool Down in 30 Quadrillionths of a Second >>
* Safely Travel Deep Inside a Glacier Through the Eyes of a Drone >>

* Lithium-Ion Battery Warms Up, Operates In Subzero Temperatures >>
* Graphene Offers Emission Tunability for Terahertz Lasers >>
* An App to Organize Information Overload on Your Smartphone >>

* How an AI Algorithm Learned to Write Political Speeches >>
* Tech’s ‘Frightful 5’ Will Dominate Digital Life for Foreseeable Future >>
* IoT Moves From Smart To Wicked Intelligent At CES >>

* Space gardening can help astronauts reduce stress >>
* Technology Is Destroying Our Inner Lives >>
* Ultrasound exposure could be making people ill, study finds >>

* Egyptian Pyramid Scans Reveal New Anomalies >>
* That bizarre-looking star just got way more mysterious — and aliens could be the reason >>
* Study Confirms That Something’s Weird About The ‘alien Megastructure’ Star >>

* Ninth Planet May Exist in Solar System Beyond Pluto, Scientists Report >>
* NASA Launches Football-Field-Sized Balloon Above Antarctica to Probe Solar Flares >>
* First Space Zinnia Blooms And Catches Sun’s Rays On Space Station >>

* Open-source, Internet-assisted farming aims for a new green revolution >>
* Helicopter Robot Airdrops Recon Ground Robot, No Humans Necessary >>
* Zika Virus Could Stir Demand for GM Mosquitoes >>

* Using Patient Fingerprints to Break Down Medical Record Silos >>
* Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away >>
* How to View Five Planets Aligning in a Celestial Spectacle >>

* Why Schools And Hospitals Should Be More Like Theme Parks >>
* Recommended Reads on the Robot and AI Beat This Week >>
* How Should We Look For Aliens? >>

* 9 tech companies are dangerously burning cash >>
* After brain research, Infosys’s Kris Gopalakrishnan now turns eye on stem cell research >>

* Google can take you on a VR trip to the Great Barrier Reef >>
* Painless electrical zaps may replace dental anesthesia needles >>
* Stephen Hawking says humans might not last another 100 years >>

* Putting Exploding Expanding Foam Inside a House Is Totally Crazy >>
* A Sexier Microsoft >>
* Things Of The Future, 3D-Printed And Built Like Websites >>

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