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Monday, January 30, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

UK’S First Marine Energy Park to Harvest 27 Gigawatts of Wave Power by 2050

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/25/uk%E2%80%99s-first-marine-energy-park-to-harvest-27-gigawatts-of-wave-power-by-2050/

Joi Ito's Deep Dive

http://bigthink.com/ideas/42107

Fried food heart risk 'a myth'

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103986-2012-01-25-fried-food-heart-risk-a-myth.htm

What Will Happen as the Sun Dies

http://bigthink.com/ideas/42138

Magnetic reversal “imminent,” says National Geographic – Video

http://globalrumblings.blogspot.com/2012/01/magnetic-reversal-imminent-says.html

Why the Supreme Court GPS Decision Won't Stop Warrantless Digital Surveillance

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=662267

Solar Power from the Moon - Patrick Tucker

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/tucker20120121

Professor Departs Stanford U., Hoping to Teach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up

http://www.linkedin.com/news?actionBar=&articleID=5567334726408077325&ids=dj8PdPsMe30Qdz8Td3cPdPoRdiMSd3cQcjwMd3kUcP4UdPcTdzkRb38QdzgVcj4Pc3cVc30UcjsSdjkIc3oVcz8Pc3sTcj4Sc3cOdPoRdiMUdPkSdPcQd3oOdjgOdPwRdzkR&aag=true&freq=weekly&trk=eml-tod2-b-ttl-4&ut=3VgrzuQYkHCB41

Dog-Gone Genetics: A Few Genes Control Fido's Looks

http://www.npr.org/2012/01/22/145604966/dog-gone-genetics-a-few-genes-control-fidos-looks

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Speed limit for birds

http://machineslikeus.com/news/speed-limit-birds

Animal Mind Control. Examples of parasites that manipulate the behavior of their hosts are not hard to come by, but scientists have only recently begun to understand how they induce such dramatic changes.

http://the-scientist.com/2012/01/01/animal-mind-control/

Paging Raven II, the open-source surgery robot

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57362450-1/paging-raven-ii-the-open-source-surgery-robot/

Father of the web backs SOPA protests

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103703-2012-01-20-father-of-the-web-backs-sopa-protests.htm

Cloud-Based Quantum Computing Will Allow Secure Calculation on Encrypted Bits

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103704-2012-01-20-cloud-based-quantum-computing-will-allow-secure-calculation-on-encrypted.htm

Tesla's Model S Sets a New Standard for Battery-Powered Cars

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103708-2012-01-20-teslas-model-s-sets-a-new-standard-for-battery-powered.htm

A Tiny Transistor Hooks Up To Individual Proteins In Human Tears

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103715-2012-01-20-a-tiny-transistor-hooks-up-to-individual-proteins-in-human.htm

Children with genes from three parents to be born within two years thanks to new IVF technique

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2089146/Children-genes-parents-born-years-thanks-new-IVF-technique.html

Common substance may fight food poisoning hazard

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10050441

Thursday, January 19, 2012

World's Smallest Ear Can Hear Germs

http://news.discovery.com/tech/worlds-smallest-ear-can-hear-germs-120116.html

Titan Has Heat . . . And Two Atmospheres

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103456-2012-01-17-titan-has-heat-and-two-atmospheres.htm

Gigantic Titanosaur discovered in Antarctica

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103449-2012-01-17-gigantic-titanosaur-discovered-in-antarctica.htm

Apple Introduces IBooks 2, IBooks Author, ITunes U App In Push To Transform Textbooks, Education

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/19/apple-ibooks-2-author-itunes-u_n_1215887.html?ref=daily-brief

Video: How Microsoft Is Creating Minority Report Storefronts for Real

http://xcluesiv.com/2012/01/19/video-how-microsoft-is-creating-minority-report-storefronts-for-real/

The False Ideals of the Web

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/opinion/sopa-boycotts-and-the-false-ideals-of-the-web.html

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Foxconn, Revisited

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41890

How I Customized Disqus in a Flash

http://blog.disqus.com/post/15958957136/how-i-customized-disqus-in-a-flash

Google Thinks OPEN Is a Rational Alternative to SOPA

http://mashable.com/2012/01/18/googles-alternative-to-sopa-open/

Global Science: 10 Theses For A Scientific Conception Of The 21st Century

http://www.kawther.info/wpr/2012/01/17/global-science-10-theses-for-a-scientific-conception-of-the-21st-century

Scientists Pour Water Into Oregon Volcano to Generate Energy

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/17/scientists-pour-water-into-oregon-volcano-to-generate-energy/

Particle-free silver ink developed for printable electronics

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/17/particle-free-silver-ink-developed-for-printable-electronics/

These Websites Are Going Dark to Protest SOPA Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012

http://xcluesiv.com/2012/01/18/these-websites-are-going-dark-to-protest-sopa-wednesday/

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Until 2009, the human clitoris was an absolute mystery

http://io9.com/5876335/until-2009-the-human-clitoris-was-an-absolute-mystery

Yeast suggests speedy start for multicellular life. Single-celled organism can evolve multicellularity within months.

http://www.nature.com/news/yeast-suggests-speedy-start-for-multicellular-life-1.9810

Earth 2312: startling possibilities predicted for next 300 years

http://www.positivefuturist.com/archive/420.html

Cracking Open the Scientific Process

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/science/open-science-challenges-journal-tradition-with-web-collaboration.html

New Cable Designed To Deter Copper Thieves

http://it.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=12/01/16/0147218

With Gatsby, Can 3D Come of Age?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41993

Is Digital Technology Burying the Middle Class?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/42005

Apple Ready to 'Digitally Destroy' Textbook Publishing

http://bigthink.com/ideas/42008

Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204555904577167251792053494.html

Energy drinks industry rejects doctors' calls for greater regulation

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/doctors-issue-health-warning-as-teens-guzzle-energy-drinks/story-fn7x8me2-1226244891611

HEALTH: How "totally drug-resistant" is a misnomer - for now

http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=94656

Monday, January 16, 2012

Methane Hydrate Could Power The World For Decades, Even Centuries

http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2012/01/methane-hydrate-could-power-world-for.html

Newly discovered carnivorous plant devours underground worms

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0109/Newly-discovered-carnivorous-plant-devours-underground-worms

The magic number A huge identity scheme promises to help India’s poor—and to serve as a model for other countries

http://www.economist.com/node/21542763

Programming Prodigy Arfa Karim Passes Away At 16

http://developers.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=12/01/15/1937259

Eat fish, build up fetus' brainpower

http://ec.europa.eu/research/infocentre/article_en.cfm?id=/research/headlines/news/article_12_01_09_en.html&item=Infocentre&artid=23493

Quantum Computing Sort Of Makes History With Super-Computation

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/quantum-computing-sort-of-makes-history-with-super-computation-15-01-2012/

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tebow Time: Is God or Math the Explanation for Tim Tebow's Success?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41921

Can Bacteria Solve the Mysteries of the Universe?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41923

‘Board of Awesomeness’: Electric Skateboard Steered With Motion-Sensing Technology

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/board-of-awesomeness-electric-skateboard-steered-with-motion-sensing-technology/

Billions of habitable planets in Milky Way

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9008012/Billions-of-habitable-planets-in-Milky-Way.html

Lower Your Cholesterol, Increase Your Diabetes Risk By 48%

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/lower-your-cholesterol-increase-your-diabetes-risk-48

A Higher Level of Freedom: Cannabis' 120+ Benefits To Health

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/higher-level-freedom-cannabis-120-benefits-health

Journey Inside The Cell (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fiJupfbSpg

Research From 100+ Countries Proves Sunlight Prevents Cancer

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/research-100-countries-proves-sunlight-prevents-cancer

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Why there's no such thing as sex addiction

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/relationships/8995815/Why-theres-no-such-thing-as-sex-addiction.html

CES - Samsung's Smart Window (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5rlTrdF5Cs

Dinosaurs never existed (funny video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6bM-FHdBfY

Homeland Security watches Twitter & social media..Obama reportedly plans to create Internet ID for all Americans

https://seeker401.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/homeland-security-watches-twitter-social-media-obama-reportedly-plans-to-create-internet-id-for-all-americans/

Ion Torrent Instrument Designed to Sequence the Human Genome for $1,000 in One Day

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/ion-torrent-instrument-designed-to-sequence-the-human-genome-for-1-000-in-one-day/81246184/

This Island Formed In The Red Sea Practically Overnight

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103026-2012-01-10-this-island-formed-in-the-red-sea-practically-overnight.htm

New DNA reader to bring promise

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103040-2012-01-10-new-dna-reader-to-bring-promise.htm

Scientists Build a Data Storage Device Out of Salmon DNA

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103057-2012-01-10-scientists-build-a-data-storage-device-out-of-salmon-dna.htm

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mathematician claims breakthrough in Sudoku puzzle Puzzles must have at least 17 clues to have a valid solution.

http://www.nature.com/news/mathematician-claims-breakthrough-in-sudoku-puzzle-1.9751

15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain

http://www.onlinecollege.org/15-big-ways-the-internet-is-changing-our-brain

The hot tech gig of 2022: Data scientist

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/01/06/data-scientist-jobs/

2011: The Year Renewables Overtook Nuclear in the US

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/09/2011-the-year-renewables-overtook-nuclear-in-the-us/

Powering insect cyborgs with an implantable biofuel cell

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/09/powering-insect-cyborgs-with-an-implantable-biofuel-cell/

Eco Wave Power developing two new wave-power devices

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/09/eco-wave-power-developing-two-new-wave-power-devices/

Monday, January 9, 2012

Octopuses Rewrite Their RNA to Beat the Cold

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/01/octopuses-rewrite-their-rna-to-b.html

The Critics Rave ... for Microsoft?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/technology/microsoft-defying-image-has-a-design-gem-in-windows-phone.html

Building the Team That Built Watson

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/jobs/building-the-watson-team-of-scientists.html

Radioactive cream used to treat skin cancer

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8961988/Radioactive-cream-used-to-treat-skin-cancer.html

Why Is Public Education Being Outsourced to Online Charter Schools?

http://www.alternet.org/story/153680/why_is_public_education_being_outsourced_to_online_charter_schools

News Science Cancer Hopes rise for new cancer treatment after tests with electromagnetism

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/08/electromagnetic-fields-could-stop-cancer

Cleaner, Cheaper Liquid Fuel from Coal

http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/39430/page1/

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cognitive Decline Starts at 45

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41847

How to Build a Better Brain

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41848


Men & Women Are Different Species, Psychologically Speaking

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41853

Nanoscale wires defy quantum predictions

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/644520-nanoscale-wires-defy-quantum-predictions

Miracle or meddling? 'Chimeric' monkeys made from cells of six different 'parents' spark protests

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2082891/Miracle-meddling-Chimeric-monkeys-cells-different-parents-spark-protests.html

Is Your Shampoo Making You Fat?

http://naturalsociety.com/is-your-shampoo-making-you-fat/

New headphones use special forces technology to transmit sound direct through your cheek to your inner ear

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2082793/New-headphones-rock-skull-transmitting-sound-bones-ears.html

Sabre-toothed cats had weaker teeth than today's house cats - and relied on strong forelimbs to subdue struggling prey

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2082120/Sabre-toothed-tigers-cousins-weak-teeth--relied-strong-forearms-subdue-struggling-prey.html

Last unique 'moon mineral' brought back by Apollo astronauts is found in billion-year-old Australian rocks

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2083015/Unique-moon-mineral-brought-Apollo-astronauts-Australian-rocks.html

Colonies on Mars will flourish and we will eventually conquer the universe, says Stephen Hawking

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2083084/Stephen-Hawking-We-colonise-Mars-universe.html

Giant Foot Print 200 Million Yrs Old - South Africa (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRuxw-nZoJw

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Swiss Jumpglider Bot Leaps Into Flight, Inspired by Insects and Bats

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/102568-2012-01-03-swiss-jumpglider-bot-leaps-into-flight-inspired-by-insects-and.htm

BASF funds sugar from wood startup

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/102566-2012-01-03-basf-funds-sugar-from-wood-startup.htm

Microphone Turns Any Surface into Touch Interface

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/102567-2012-01-03-microphone-turns-any-surface-into-touch-interface.htm

Startup Promises a Revolutionary Grid Battery

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/102578-2012-01-03-startup-promises-a-revolutionary-grid-battery.htm

This Rat Can Drink You Under the Table (And Won't Get a Hangover)

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41808

Turn any computer into a LAMP webserver Part 1 (video course)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-FJTgilgZY

Focus Fusion Controls Plasmoid Size

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/102742-2012-01-06-focus-fusion-controls-plasmoid-size.htm

European Volcano Awake?

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/102743-2012-01-06-european-volcano-awake.htm

Milky Wave Galactic Bar Rotates Around Axis

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/102745-2012-01-06-milky-wave-galactic-bar-rotates-around-axis.htm

Genetic scientists create freakish man-made monster ants with huge heads and jaws

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/102776-2012-01-06-genetic-scientists-create-freakish-man-made-monster-ants-with-huge.htm

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mini space robot could run on mud

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/05/mini-space-robot-could-run-on-mud/

Internet Access Is Not a Human Right

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/opinion/internet-access-is-not-a-human-right.html

Using Data, Can We Predict Everything?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41815

What history teaches us about startup incubators

http://gigaom.com/2012/01/04/what-history-teaches-us-about-startup-incubators/

M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All

http://www.linkedin.com/news?actionBar=&articleID=1014307399&ids=cjgRd3cSej4MciMPejAMc3wVcj0Nb3AMdjcOe3oNc34IczwPe3ARdj4MciMVejcTc3cQcj0N&aag=true&freq=weekly&trk=eml-tod2-b-ttl-0&ut=0tBhS1AwvK8R41

Go Away, Daddy! The Revolting Bob Parsons and His Toxic Internet Empire

http://www.alternet.org/story/153642/go_away%2C_daddy!_the_revolting_bob_parsons_and_his_toxic_internet_empire_

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

How to Build a Water-Powered Battery for Your Calculator

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/04/how-to-build-a-water-powered-battery-for-your-calculator/

Who needs a road? Chinese designer creates eco-friendly all-terrain car for land, water and ice

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/04/who-needs-a-road-chinese-designer-creates-eco-friendly-all-terrain-car-for-land-water-and-ice/

Forget Google Search, New Tool Builds You a Complete Book

http://www.isrealli.org/to-infinity-and-beyond/

'Lost World' Discovered in Antarctica

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41805

How to Regrow a Limb

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41794

No more free rides for 'piggy-backing' viruses

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-free-piggy-backing-viruses.html

Scientists develop drought-tolerant alfalfa

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45847703/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/scientists-develop-drought-tolerant-alfalfa/

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Online Dictionaries Automate Away the Linguistic Middleman

http://tech.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=12/01/01/1819210

AI Will Make Us Creators, Not Consumers

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41789

Atlantean Bananas

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/102505-2012-01-03-atlantean-bananas.htm

Two New Archeological Sites on Ararat

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/102507-2012-01-03-two-new-archeological-sites-on-ararat.htm

Scientists grow sperm in laboratory dish

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8988011/Scientists-grow-sperm-in-laboratory-dish.html

XMRV paper withdrawn Science retracts paper linking virus to chronic fatigue syndrome.

http://www.nature.com/news/xmrv-paper-withdrawn-1.9720

Enigmatic fossils are neither animals nor bacteria

http://www.nature.com/news/enigmatic-fossils-are-neither-animals-nor-bacteria-1.9714

How the elephant got its sixth toe

http://www.nature.com/news/how-the-elephant-got-its-sixth-toe-1.9712

Real 'Benjamin Button'? Stem cells reverse aging in mice

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/03/9917514-real-benjamin-button-stem-cells-reverse-aging-in-mice

New Display Technology Makes Your Windshield a Dashboard

http://www.livescience.com/15506-transparent-display-technology-nsf-ria.html

UWO ground zero for mummies

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2012/01/03/19194471.html

Why You May Be Drinking Soda That Contains a Dangerous Flame Retardant Banned in Europe and Japan

http://www.alternet.org/story/153638/why_you_may_be_drinking_soda_that_contains_a_dangerous_flame_retardant_banned_in_europe_and_japan

The WindFlip Barge Concept Installs Offshore Wind Turbines Inexpensively and With Ease

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/02/the-windflip-barge-concept-installs-offshore-wind-turbines-inexpensively-and-with-ease/

Bridgestone’s New Air-Free Tires are 100% Recyclable

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2012/01/02/bridgestone%E2%80%99s-new-air-free-tires-are-100-recyclable/