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Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011, The Year in Ideas

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41730

Subtle Electronic Effect in Magnetite Discovered: Long-Standing Puzzle in Study of Magnetism Finally Solved

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221140345.htm

Scientists Map Susceptibility to Type 2 Diabetes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111228134841.htm

2012: Shadow of the Dark Rift

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111228084059.htm

Brain Cell Malfunction in Schizophrenia Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111228111731.htm

New Theory Emerges for Where Some Fish Became Four-Limbed Creatures

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111227142628.htm

Alzheimer's: Diet Patterns May Keep Brain from Shrinking

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111229092036.htm

Are Superluminal Neutrinos Possible? Pions Don't Want to Decay Into Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111223114121.htm

11 scientific twists from 2011

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/27/9748604-11-scientific-twists-from-2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Today's Email Is 'Not Acceptable'

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41724

Technology - SCITECH Vast, Secret Archive of Apple Records Offers Window Into History

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/29/stanford-archives-offer-window-into-apple-origins/

Solar Breakthrough: Cheap Quantum Dot Solar Paint

http://www.rightsidenews.info/2011122815260/life-and-science/energy-and-environment/solar-breakthrough-cheap-quantum-dot-solar-paint.html

Experimenting With Robotic Movement

http://hardware.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/12/27/2347236

Recent Discovery Contains Oldest Depiction of the Tower of Babel

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/12/28/1634247

IBM Granted Your-Paychecks-Are-What-You-Eat Patent

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/12/28/1313224

Prospects Darken For Solar Energy Companies

https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/12/28/0236205/prospects-darken-for-solar-energy-companies

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Future of TV Sets: It's all about Content

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41702

The Robot Hiring Boom Has Arrived

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41515

What to Expect in Tech in 2025

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41698

How the Internet will Change in 2012

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41700

Apple has plans to use hydrogen in batteries allowing iPhones and iPods to hold a charge for WEEKS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078499/Apple-plans-use-hydrogen-batteries-allowing-iPhones-iPods-hold-charge-WEEKS.html

Research: Pineapple Enzyme Kills Cancer Without Killing You

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/research-pineapple-enzyme-kills-cancer-without-killing-you

The Memory Glasses: Google's AR-Amped Specs Reveal A Brave, Branded New World

http://www.fastcompany.com/1802371/how-google-could-get-us-all-wearing-glasses

Longevity Research On Fruit Flies Providing Promising Hope For Longevity

http://www.immortalhumans.com/longevity-research-on-fruit-flies-providing-promising-hope-for-longer-human-lifespan/

Paint-On Solar Cells Developed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221211324.htm

'Thought Talking' may be possible in 20 years, scientist says By Dick Pelletier

http://www.positivefuturist.com/archive/417.html

Sexual activity between teenage girls is higher then ever before, claims new research

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078369/Sexual-activity-teenage-girls-higher-claims-new-research.html

Sunday, December 25, 2011

WISE Presents a Cosmic Wreath

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111223105312.htm

Researchers Use Light to Measure Cancer Cells' Response to Treatment

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220133755.htm

New Method for Watching Proteins Fold

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111223091457.htm

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Different Area of Brain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111222195019.htm

Crucial Advances in 'Brain Reading' Demonstrated

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221140706.htm

New Sensor to Detect Lung Cancer from Exhaled Breath

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111223091331.htm

Increased Arm Swing Asymmetry Is Early Sign of Parkinson's Disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111213110529.htm

NASA's Cassini Delivers Holiday Treats from Saturn

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111223105435.htm

How the Brain Cell Works: A Dive Into Its Inner Network

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221140507.htm

High Intestinal Microbial Diversity Safeguards Against Allergies, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111208114853.htm

Computer Assisted Design (CAD) for RNA: Researchers Develop CAD-Type Tools for Engineering RNA Control Systems

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111222142452.htm

We should scour the moon for ancient traces of aliens, say scientists

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/dec/25/scour-moon-ancient-traces-aliens

World Theory of Evolution Acceptance Chart (2006)

http://passeurdesciences.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2011/12/Evolution-Science.jpg

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Way to Treat Common Hospital-Acquired Infection: Novel Approach May Offer Treatment for Other Bacterial Diseases

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110821141128.htm

At Last, a Reason Why Stress Causes DNA Damage

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110821141135.htm

Oldest Fossils On Earth Discovered

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110821205241.htm

Ignored Virus Can Cause Liver Cancer, Study Suggests; Should We Be Screening Blood for Hepatitis G?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822101943.htm

Deadly Ancient Egyptian Medication? German Scientists Shed Light On Dark Secret of Queen Hatshepsut's Flacon

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110819131513.htm

Practice Makes Perfect: Competitive Scrabble Players Push the Boundaries of Accepted Visual Word Recognition

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110816083800.htm

Galaxies Are Running out of Gas: Why the Lights Are Going out in the Universe

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822102057.htm

Yeast's Epic Journey 500 Years Ago Gave Rise to Lager Beer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822151019.htm

Males Believe Discussing Problems Is a Waste of Time, Study Shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822151021.htm

Milk Better Than Water to Rehydrate Kids, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110817142849.htm

Confirmation That Vitamin D Acts as a Protective Agent Against the Advance of Colon Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110816083745.htm

Ancient Whale Skulls and Directional Hearing: A Twisted Tale

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822154748.htm

Happiness Can Deter Crime, a New Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822091859.htm

Scale Models: How Patterns Stay in Sync With Size as an Embryo Grows and Develops

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822092305.htm

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Parkinson's Disease, Researchers Say; Threat Doubles With Exposure to the Pesticide Paraquat

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822102101.htm

Are Stellar Explosions Created Equal? Scientists Recheck a Standard Model for Supernovae On Which Cosmic Distance Measurement Is Based

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822101938.htm

Earth Must Have Another Moon, Say Astronomers

http://news.discovery.com/space/earth-has-two-moons-111222.html

Babies Track Word Patterns Long Before Word-Learning Starts

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111209150156.htm

Mediterranean Diet Gives Longer Life, Swedish Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220154122.htm

Why Humans Are So Sociable These Days

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220205212.htm

How Exposure to Irregular Light Affects Plant Circadian Rhythms

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111214135810.htm

Gene Therapy for Ears

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111219135021.htm

New Eco-Friendly Foliar Spray Provides Natural Anti-Freeze

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111214135814.htm

Increase in Resting Heart Rate Over 10-Year Period Linked With Increased Risk of Heart Disease Death

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220172620.htm

How Pregnancy Changes a Woman's Brain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221140633.htm

New Method Significantly Reduces Production Costs of Fuel Cells

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220133709.htm

Ironing out Details of Earth's Core: Researchers Obtain Highest-Pressure Vibrational Spectrum of Iron

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220102530.htm

How Normal Cells Fuel Tumor Growth

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221105817.htm

Astronomers Discover Deep-Fried Planets: Two Earth-Sized Planets Around Dying Star That Has Passed the Red Giant Stage

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221140343.htm

Prejudice Comes from a Basic Human Need and Way of Thinking, New Research Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221140627.htm

The Biology Behind Severe PMS

http://draft.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8249597570984018989#editor/target=post;postID=5089244895702481115

Boron Nanoribbons Reveal Surprising Thermal Properties in Bundles

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220133801.htm

Pregnant Women Advised to Stay Cool for Baby's Sake: Australian Study

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111215095615.htm

Predicting Crowd Behavior to Improve Cities

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41645

Google to Release Tablet Computer in Six Months

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41639

Relentless Learning: A New Definition of Business Success for the 21st Century

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41529

The Twizy: Europe's Electric Concept Car

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41640

Breakthrough in Treatment to Prevent Blindness

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221140712.htm

US Asks Scientists To Censor Reports To Prevent Terrorism

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/12/21/0222244

Computer Chips that Repair Themselves

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41649

Pluto's blushing complexion riddle solved by boffins alert print comment tweet Hubble spectrograph shines light on dwarf planet's colouring

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/22/pluto_colouring/

Christmas 2061: space getaways, 'Holodeck' adventures, and more By Dick Pelletier

http://www.positivefuturist.com/archive/416.html

Scientists to study psychological benefits of birdsong

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/21/scientists-study-psychological-effects-birdsong

In the Depths of Antiquity: Fraud and Suppression of Information in Archeology by Michael A. Cremo

http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/cremo1.1.1.html

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Marines’ Robot Cargo-Copter Takes Flight in Afghanistan

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/101713-2011-12-20-marines-robot-cargo-copter-takes-flight-in-afghanistan.htm

Party drinks linked to lung disease

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/wellbeing/6179282/Party-drinks-linked-to-lung-disease

Found! 2 Earth-Size Alien Planets, the Smallest Exoplanets Yet

http://www.space.com/13990-2-earth-size-alien-planets-kepler-smallest-worlds.html

Fill in the Blanks: Using Math to Turn Lo-Res Datasets Into Hi-Res Samples

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/02/ff_algorithm

Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self

http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_goldstein_the_battle_between_your_present_and_future_self.html

Why You Need a Time Machine: Dr. Kaku Explains String Theory

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41614

The Countdown to Discovering Alien Life

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41621

Nano-Engineered Bioconstructs Perform Photosynthesis Faster Than Nature Does

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/101709-2011-12-20-nano-engineered-bioconstructs-perform-photosynthesis-faster-than-nature-does.htm

Turning history on its side

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/turning-history-on-its-side-20111221-1p4eg.html

Scientific community abuzz regarding potential cancer breakthrough

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/19/scientific-community-abuzz-cancer-breakthroug/

IBM Says We’ll Have Mind-Reading Computers Within Five Years

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2011/12/20/ibm-says-we%E2%80%99ll-have-mind-reading-computers-within-five-years/

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Brian Cox demonstrates why atoms are empty

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16200089

How Gay Media Helped Sink the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

http://link.huffingtonpost.com/auh5.52s/TvETeUOdFvjiEry4Bc008

TEDxCMU -- Luis von Ahn -- Duolingo: The Next Chapter in Human Computation (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQl6jUjFjp4

What it's Like when the Net Giants 'Defriend' You

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41605

Permafrost science heats up in the United States Programme will examine effect of Arctic warming on frozen soils.

http://www.nature.com/news/permafrost-science-heats-up-in-the-united-states-1.9681

Self-propelled microrockets detect dangerous bacteria in food, clinical and environmental samples

http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=23679.php

Engineered virus which hacks & controls brain: Do you mind?

http://rt.com/news/dna-virus-infecting-brain-897/

“Super memory” pill–and possibly an Alzheimer’s cure–could be around the corner

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/super-memory-pill-possibly-alzheimer-cure-could-around-162010613.html

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Immortality as Selfishness, Death as an Engine of Innovation

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41527

Can the Entire Internet be Summarized?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41534

Harnessing Sea Power, with Style

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41438

The Race to Replace Silicon Semiconductors

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41439

Building the body electric Eyes can be grown in a frog’s gut by changing cells’ electrical properties

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/336783/title/Building_the_body_electric

How will you (probably) decay and die? Hank Pellissier Hank Pellissier

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/pellissier20111208

Is Your Desk Job Killing You?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41473

MIT Report: How to Keep from Getting the Flu

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41476

Supercomputer runns iggest simulation of the Universe

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2073961/Supercomputer-runs-biggest-simulation-universe-took-20-days.html%5C

Early man shed his fur AFTER we first 'stood up' - when we found racing around on two feet was far too hot

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2073681/Did-early-man-shed-fur-help-stay-cool-racing-feet.html

Velociraptor didn't slash prey, it 'hooked' victims and ate them alive - and its claws may have led to the evolution of flight

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2074423/Velociraptor-didnt-slash-prey-like-Jurassic-park--hooked-victims-ate-alive.html

It Pays to Be Stubborn: Conflict Resolution, Steven Pinker-Style

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41394

Can Humans Learn Matrix-Style?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41483

How Music Is Good for Your Brain

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41485

Darwin censored by the Turkish government's porn filter

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiversscience/100123035/darwin-censored-by-the-turkish-governments-porn-filter/

Bombardier Global 8,000

http://www.popsci.com/bown/2011/product/bombardier-global-8000

Meet Gordon, the World’s First Flash Supercomputer

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/101195-2011-12-12-meet-gordon-the-worlds-first-flash-supercomputer.htm

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen unveils commercial spaceship

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8954652/Microsoft-co-founder-Paul-Allen-unveils-commercial-spaceship.html

Wikipedia founder threatens to 'turn off' site as protest against U.S. anti-piracy bill Co-founder says a global strike would put 'maximum pressure' on U.S. government Protest at Stop Online Piracy Act Critics allege that Act 'could criminalise' sites such as Wikipedia where anyone can publish content

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2073485/Wikipedia-owner-threatens-turn-site-protest-U-S-anti-piracy-bill.html

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

X-37B: Mission Of Mysterious Boeing Space Plane Extended (PHOTOS)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/02/x-37b-space-plane-photos_n_1125924.html

Cetacean Cures Dolphins heal amazingly quickly from shark bites, with no swelling, infection, and seemingly little pain, but how do they do it?

http://the-scientist.com/2011/12/01/cetacean-cures/

Vast and Fertile Ground in Africa for Science to Take Root

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/science/fertile-ground-in-africa-for-computer-science-to-take-root.html

Out-of-body experience: Master of illusion Henrik Ehrsson uses mannequins, rubber arms and virtual reality to create body illusions, all in the name of neuroscience.

http://www.nature.com/news/out-of-body-experience-master-of-illusion-1.9569

Is the Earth Special?

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/12/10/1335245

Are You Better At Math Than a 4th (or 10th) Grader?

http://news.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/12/10/028244

Treatment for Blood Disease Is Gene Therapy Landmark

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/health/research/hemophilia-b-gene-therapy-breakthrough.html

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Neuroscientists Find Greater Complexity in How We Perceive Motion

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111205140404.htm

Breast Cancer Survivors Struggle With Cognitive Problems Several Years After Treatment

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111212093738.htm

Brain's Cortex Plays an Essential Part in Emotional Learning

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111209105332.htm

Star Explosion Leaves Behind a Rose

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111212100227.htm

Ecstasy Drug Produces Lasting Toxicity in the Brain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111205165114.htm

Researchers Design Alzheimer’s Antibodies: Surprisingly Simple Method to Target Harmful Proteins

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111209105746.htm

Evolution Reveals Missing Link Between DNA and Protein Shape

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111207175635.htm

Massive DNA Search Uncovers New Mutations Driving Blood Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111212144230.htm

Disappearance of the Elephant Caused Rise of Modern Humans: Dietary Change Led to Modern Humans in Middle East 400,000 Years Ago

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111212124606.htm

Study Debunks Myths About Gender and Math Performance

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111212153123.htm

Women Are Best at Being Social On Social Media

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111128115258.htm

First Realistic 3-D Reconstruction of a Brain Circuit

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111207132914.htm

Decades-Old Treatment Guidelines for Anorexia Challenged

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111209105754.htm

Sexism and Gender Inequality

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111030151659.htm

World Record for One-Loop Calculations

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111206114217.htm

Test for Alzheimer's Disease Predicts Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111212124713.htm

Targeted Proton Transfer Within a Molecule: Smallest Conceivable Switch

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111212132634.htm

Astronomers Find Biggest Black Holes Yet

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/science/space/astronomers-find-biggest-black-holes-yet.html

Search Resumes for Evidence of Life Out There

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/science/space/astronomers-resume-search-for-evidence-of-life-out-there.html

Meet the world's heaviest insect, which weighs three times more than a mouse... and eats carrots

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2068547/Weta-insect-Heaviest-world-weighs-3-times-mouse.html

A U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41354

Most Advanced Robot Ever? (video)

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1264811886001/most-advanced-robot-ever/?playlist_id=162838

Nexeon tips magic dust into our batteries

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/nexeon-tips-magic-dust-into-our-batteries-6271847.html

New '3-D' Transistors Promising Future Chips, Lighter Laptops

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111206151536.htm

New you by 2021: healthier, stronger, younger-looking

http://www.positivefuturist.com/archive/415.html

Police to test laser that 'blinds rioters'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8949060/Police-to-test-laser-that-blinds-rioters.html

Rats free each other from cages Altruistic acts raise questions about whether the rodents feel empathy.

http://www.nature.com/news/rats-free-each-other-from-cages-1.9603

First ancient proteome revealed Mammoth femur yields 126 prehistoric proteins.

http://www.nature.com/news/first-ancient-proteome-revealed-1.9601

'The Knowledge' enlarges your brain The hippocampi of London taxi drivers swell as they learn the city's streets.

http://www.nature.com/news/the-knowledge-enlarges-your-brain-1.9602

Ostrich penis clears up evolutionary mystery

http://www.nature.com/news/ostrich-penis-clears-up-evolutionary-mystery-1.9600

Quantum Dot TVs On Sale in 2012

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41502

Higgs Boson Search: CERN Releases New Data Said To Narrow Hunt For 'God Particle'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/13/higgs-boson-cern-god-particle_n_1145593.html

The Internet: Triumph of human evolution

http://www.salon.com/2011/12/04/the_internet_triumph_of_human_evolution/singleton/

The science of warp From time travel to interstellar communication, an expert explains what sci-fi gets right and wrong

http://www.salon.com/2011/12/11/the_science_of_warp/

Could the desert sun power the world?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/11/sahara-solar-panels-green-electricity