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Saturday, August 31, 2013

PETA: Eating buffalo wings could affect your unborn’s penis size

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/30/peta_eating_buffalo_wings_could_affect_your_unborns_penis_size/

Giant solar plane could stay airborne for 5 years, replace some satellites

http://www.treehugger.com/aviation/giant-forever-flying-solar-powered-drones-replace-satellites.html

Study finds poverty reduces brain power

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/29/us-poverty-brain-idUKBRE97S10W20130829

Exercising One Day a Week May Be Enough for Older Women

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130830143856.htm

Balancing act: Cell senescence, aging related to epigenetic changes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130830104110.htm

Mosquitoes smell you better at night

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130830161326.htm

Increased coffee consumption linked with reduced risk of prostate cancer progression and recurrence

http://www.lef.org/newsletter/2013/0830_Increased-Coffee-Consumption-Linked-With-Reduced-Risk-Of-Prostate-Cancer-Progression-And-Recurrence.htm

Eating Whole Fruits Linked to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829214603.htm

Fastest-Spinning Man-Made Object Created

http://www.livescience.com/39275-fastest-manmade-spinning-object-made.html

Friday, August 30, 2013

Living in poverty has the same effect on the brain as regularly going without sleep

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/30/living_in_poverty_has_the_same_effect_on_the_brain_as_regularly_going_without_sleep/

Electric cars might get cheaper thanks to fiber-optic sensors

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/30/electric_cars_might_get_cheaper_thanks_to_fiber_optic_sensors_newscred/

Ready or not, the Programmable World is upon us We live in an age where household objects can now intelligently communicate with each other via wireless protocols

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/30/ready_or_not_the_programmable_world_is_upon_us_newscred/

It would take a really, really long time to walk a lightyear Put it this way: you'd need about two trillion Power Bars to fuel your trip

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/30/it_would_take_a_really_really_long_time_to_walk_a_lightyear_newscred/

Tooth sensors can aid weight loss and fight cavities Scientists create a Wi-Fi-enabled mouth sensor that collects data to help improve eating habits and dental health

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/30/tooth_sensors_can_help_speed_weight_loss_and_fight_cavities_newscred/

Study: Low-fat yogurt is more fattening than you think

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/30/study_low_fat_yogurt_is_more_fattening_than_you_think_partner/

Second Grand Canyon discovered beneath Greenland’s ice sheet

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/30/second_grand_canyon_discovered_beneath_greenlands_ice_sheet/

Artificial Intelligence: From Turing Test to Tokyo Test

http://bigthink.com/endless-innovation/artificial-intelligence-from-turing-test-to-tokyo-test

Nearly a fifth of scientists are considering abandoning the U.S.

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/29/nearly_a_fifth_of_scientists_are_considering_abandoning_the_u_s/

US surgeon streams operation via Google Glass

http://www.gizmag.com/google-glass-streaming-surgery/28867/

NASA scales up 3D-printed rocket component testing

http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-3d-rocket-test/28838/

Echolocation for Humans: Playing It by Ear

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829093039.htm

Statins May Slow Human Aging by Protecting Against Telomere Shortening: A Feature of Senescent Cells

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829112854.htm

Single Gene Change Increases Mouse Lifespan by 20 Percent

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829124011.htm

A Wine a Day ... Keeps the Psychiatrist Away? Light Drinking Linked to Lower Risk of Depression

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829214354.htm

Seven Most Highly Educated Jobs Making the Least Money

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/seven-most-highly-educated-jobs-101354678.html

The antimatter factory: inside the project that could power fusion and annihilation lasers

http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/28/4659834/unlocking-the-positron-fusion-annihilation-laser

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Will we ever want to have sex with robots?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23637225

Outbox's "Unpostmen" Grab Snail Mail And Send It Back As A Scan

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/outboxs-unpostmen-grab-snail-mail-and-send-it-back-as-a-scan

A "Living Wall" That Helps Prevent Flooding

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/a-living-wall-that-helps-prevent-flooding

A Drone That Brings Wi-Fi To You

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/a-drone-that-brings-wi-fi-to-you

Greek community creates their own off-the-grid Internet

http://www.dailydot.com/politics/greek-off-the-grid-internet-mesh/

Swiss Researchers Make an 80-mpg Hybrid

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/518656/swiss-researchers-make-an-80-mpg-hybrid/

TU Delft has developed the world’s smallest autopilot

http://www.gizmag.com/tu-delft-worlds-smallest-autopilot/28845/

3D print, mill and scan with the FABtotum hybrid fabrication machine

http://www.gizmag.com/3d-print-mill-scan-fabrication-machine-fabtotum/28848/

Toyota details its triple-motor, super capacitor-powered Yaris Hybrid-R

http://www.gizmag.com/toyota-details-yaris-hybrid-r/28827/

Giant Magellan Telescope will sport the world's largest mirrors

http://www.gizmag.com/giant-magellan-telescope/28852/

Nissan plans for several autonomous vehicles to be available by 2020

http://www.gizmag.com/nissan-autonomous-vehicles-by-2020/28842/

Brakeboard gives skateboarders a brake

http://www.gizmag.com/brakeboard-skateboard-brakes/28853/

Adaptive optics system clobbers Hubble with the sharpest-ever telescopic images

http://www.gizmag.com/magao-adaptive-optics-highest-resolution-astronomical-images/28801/

Stainless magnesium breakthrough bodes well for manufacturing industries

http://www.gizmag.com/stainless-magnesium-corrosion-monash/28856/

The War Over Free Speech, Harassment, and Trolls Hits Another Social-Media Site Tech companies have long struggled with whether to ban alleged harassers.

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2013/08/elevatorgate-storify-trolling-harassment-free-speech

8-Year-Old Never Ages, Could Reveal 'Biological Immortality'

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/girl-ages-unravel-secret-eternal-youth/story?id=19974247

Not the End of the World: Why Earth's Greatest Mass Extinction Was the Making of Modern Mammals

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130828092000.htm

AC or DC? Two Newly Described Electric Fish from the Amazon Are Wired Differently

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130828103440.htm

Using a Form of 'Ice That Burns' to Make Potable Water from Oil and Gas Production

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130828103444.htm

Butterfly Wings + Carbon Nanotubes = New 'Nanobiocomposite' Materia

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130828103448.htm

Scientists Uncover How Superbug Fights Off Antibiotic

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130828114158.htm

Intestinal Flora Determines Health of Obese People

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130828131932.htm

Anatomy of a dropped call - how to jam a city with 11 customised mobile phones

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/08/29/anatomy-of-a-dropped-call-how-to-jam-a-city-with-11-customised-mobile-phones/

UC Davis Doctors Tried Treating Brain Cancer with Bowel Bacteria

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/27/UC-Davis-Doctors-Tried-Treating-Brain-Cancer-with-Bowel-Bacteria

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Space Laser To Prove Increased Broadband Possible

http://www.eurasiareview.com/29082013-space-laser-to-prove-increased-broadband-possible/

What You Should Know about Selenium

http://bigthink.com/devil-in-the-data/what-you-should-know-about-selenium

More Proof That Life On Earth May Have Come From Mars

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/more-proof-that-life-on-earth-may-have-come-from-mars

From Eyeglass Frames To Earthquake-Resistant Bridges

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/from-eyeglass-frames-to-earthquake-resistant-bridges

Turning Greenhouse Gases Into Green Building Materials

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/turning-greenhouse-gases-into-green-building-materials?utm_source=Daily+Ideafeed+Newsletter&utm_campaign=caa3112a8f-Daily_Ideafeed_August_28_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_625217e121-caa3112a8f-38677289

Element 115 Confirmed...Blink And You'll Miss It

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/element-115-confirmedblink-and-youll-miss-it

Oldest-Known "Solar Twin" Gives Hints Of Our Sun's Future

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/oldest-known-solar-twin-gives-hints-of-our-suns-future

Mini Human 'Brains' Grown in a Dish

http://www.livescience.com/39247-mini-human-brains-grown-in-dish.html?cmpid=532496

Newly Discovered Ocean Plume Could Be Major Source of Iron

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130819171822.htm

Computer Can Read Letters Directly from the Brain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130819141641.htm

Defibrulators for everyone, courtesy of drones

http://www.dvice.com/2013-8-26/defibrulators-everyone-courtesy-drones

Wormhole Is Best Bet for Time Machine

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.ca/2013/08/wormhole-is-best-bet-for-time-machine.html

NASA: OK, there is water in the moon

http://www.seattlepi.com/national/article/NASA-OK-there-is-water-in-the-moon-4764773.php

Science as Social Control: Political Paralysis and the Genetics Agenda

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/science-social-control-political-paralysis-and-genetics-agenda

Will Google enable Teletravel in a Surrogate Reality World? Clyde DeSouza

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/desouza20130826

Deep-sea squid uses tentacles to attract prey

http://www.nature.com/news/deep-sea-squid-uses-tentacles-to-attract-prey-1.13614

Perception of Marijuana as a 'Safe Drug' Is Scientifically Inaccurate, Finds Review of Teen Brain Studies

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130827091401.htm

Long-Term Memory Stored in the Cortex

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130827091629.htm

Researcher Controls Colleague's Motions in First Human Brain-To-Brain Interface

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130827122713.htm

Elysium: The Technological Side of the American Police State By John W. Whitehead

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/john-w-whitehead/sci-fi-movies/

How Quickly Can a Bacterium Grow? E. Coli Can Replicate Close to Thermodynamic Limits of Efficiency

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130827113031.htm

New 3-D Earth Model More Accurately Pinpoints Source of Earthquakes, Explosions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130827134756.htm

Apoptosis Triggers Replication of Common Viruses

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130827122915.htm

Transhumanist Bankers Plan Robotic Future

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2013/08/28/transhumanist-bankers-plan-robotic-future/

Weather could be controlled using lasers

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2013/08/28/weather-could-be-controlled-using-lasers/

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Why That Long Password May Not Protect Your Data After All

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/why-that-long-password-may-not-protect-your-data-after-all

Israeli Designer Pitches ‘Bomb-Proof Backpack’ as Defense Against Terror (VIDEO)

http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/08/27/israeli-designer-pitches-bomb-proof-backpack-as-defense-against-terror-video/

Samsung moves into mass production of 3D flash memory

http://www.gizmag.com/samsung-v-nand-flash-chip-ssd/28655/

Immune System, Skin Microbiome 'Complement' One Another

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130826180513.htm

Mercury levels in Pacific fish may double by 2050

http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/mercury-levels-in-pacific-fish-may-double-by-2050/

And the Genomes Keep Shrinking…

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/23/and-the-genomes-keep-shrinking/

Touch and Movement Neurons Shape the Brain's Internal Image of the Body

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130826180515.htm

Scientists Shut Down Reproductive Ability, Desire in Pest Insects

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130826182917.htm

Shopping in High Heels Could Curb Overspending

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130826100052.htm

Monday, August 26, 2013

Refrigerated Trucks to Keep Their Cool Thanks to Fuel Cell Technology

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130823163826.htm

Unprecedented Control of Genome Editing in Flies Promises Insight Into Human Development, Disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130823163823.htm

When will solar be cheap enough? (video)

http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/when-will-solar-be-cheap-enough-video.html

Diversity And Evolution Of African Bamboo

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112930578/diversity-evolution-african-bamboo-082313/

Linux Hackers Rebuild Internet From Silicon Valley Garage

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/08/coreos-the-new-linux/

Is Free Energy Slowly Being Unveiled?

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/08/is-free-energy-slowly-being-unveiled.html

How to charge a supercapacitor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVCmyLgFXj0

Ultracapacitor Module Assembly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO4qIGo6x_Y

Making graphene supercapacitors with a DVD writer

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

Graphene 101 An Inventor's Guide to Making Graphene

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/304668

Strongest Clues to Date for Causes of Schizophrenia

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130825171525.htm

Key Protein Accelerates Diabetes in Two Ways

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130825171532.htm

Combination of Two Imaging Techniques Allows New Insights Into Brain Function

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130825171557.htm

Cocaine Use Linked to New Brain Structures: Possible Mechanism for Drug-Seeking Behavior in Humans Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130825171724.htm

Researchers Find Essential Brain Circuit in Visual Development

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130825171835.htm

George Church: De-Extinction Is a Good Idea

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=george-church-de-extinction-is-a-good-idea

Why your mind keeps wandering New brain research suggests that attention deficit begins at a physical level -- and that it can be a good thing

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/26/why_your_mind_keeps_wandering_newscred/

The word behind whale speak

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/26/the_word_behind_whale_speak_scientists_map_the_language_of_animals_newscred/

What’s the point of sex? While plenty of animals simply clone themselves to reproduce, biologists explain the genetic benefits of having sex

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/26/whats_the_point_of_sex_newscred/

Incredible Technology: How Astronauts Could Hibernate On Mars Voyage

http://www.space.com/22520-incredible-technology-mars-astronauts-suspended-animation.html

How the Brain Remembers Pleasure: Implications for Addiction

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130825171530.htm

Saturday, August 24, 2013

INJECTABLE OXYGEN KEEPS PEOPLE ALIVE WITHOUT BREATHING

http://techandfacts.com/injectable-oxygen/

Computer Simulations Indicate Calcium Carbonate Has a Dense Liquid Phase

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130822152201.htm

Two Become One With the 3-D NanoChemiscope: Unique Surface Analysis Instrument

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130823091142.htm

Alkaline Treatment Protocols for Cancer

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2013/08/alkaline-treatment-protocols-for-cancer.html

Resveratrol Blocks Melanoma

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2013/08/resveratrol-blocks-melanoma.html

Snake Bite Kit That Works Coming

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2013/08/snake-bite-kit-that-works-coming.html

New Ways To Create Gradients For Molecular Interactions

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2013/08/new-ways-to-create-gradients-for.html

Alfredo Moser's Lightbulb Moment

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2013/08/alfredo-mosers-lightbulb-moment.html

Friday, August 23, 2013

Cubify Sculpt to simplify 3D printable model design

http://www.gizmag.com/cubify-sculpt-3d-printer-models-freeform/28803/

Ferrari 458 Speciale, another "most powerful" ever

http://www.gizmag.com/ferrari-458-speciale/28778/

Cell Phones Used to Measure Happiness

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130822194537.htm

Something Else More People Are Doing While Asleep: Texting

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/something-else-more-people-are-doing-while-asleep-texting

Curing Internet Addiction Via Good Old-Fashioned Electroshock Therapy

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/curing-internet-addiction-via-good-old-fashioned-electroshock-therapy

How Our Minds Keep Us From Recycling More

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/how-our-minds-keep-us-from-recycling-more

Say We Find Alien Life. What Do We Do Next?

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/say-we-find-alien-life-what-do-we-do-next

The CRISPR Craze

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6148/833.full

Check out this animation of the sun destroying Earth

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/22/check_out_this_animation_of_the_sun_destroying_earth_newscred/

A Melodious Mashup of Nearly Every Chime and Bleep in Tech History

http://gizmodo.com/a-melodious-mashup-of-nearly-every-chime-and-bleep-in-t-1183627713

Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby

http://consumer.healthday.com/women-s-health-information-34/breast-feeding-news-82/briefs-emb-8-21-7pmet-breast-milk-good-bacteria-envir-microbiology-release-batch-889-679444.html

Most precise clock to watch tiniest ever time dilations

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24092-most-precise-clock-to-watch-tiniest-ever-time-dilations.html

Abuse of Painkillers Raises Risk of Heroin Use: Study

http://www.everydayhealth.com/addiction/0822/abuse-of-painkillers-raises-risk-of-heroin-use-study.aspx

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Simpler, More Affordable Method Of IVF

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/a-simpler-more-affordable-method-of-ivf

It's Not A Coffee IV Drip, But It's Close

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/its-not-a-coffee-iv-drip-but-its-close

Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders Share Genetic Link

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130821084832.htm

Human Foot Not as Unique as Originally Thought

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130821085431.htm

Playing Video Games Can Boost Brain Power

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130821094924.htm

Hand Transplantation: New Method for Local Immunosuppression Successful

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130821124426.htm

How Personality Affects Fertility: Men's and Women's Personalities Linked to Likelihood That They Will Have Children

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130821124701.htm

Brain Circuit Can Tune Anxiety

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130821124710.htm

Mood Is Influenced by Immune Cells Called to the Brain in Response to Stress

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130821151602.htm

Human Brains Are Hardwired for Empathy, Friendship

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130822085804.htm

Wolves Howl Because They Care

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130822122804.htm

We may be causing animals to evolve bigger brains

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/22/we_may_be_causing_animals_to_evolve_bigger_brains/

A brief history of the Gatling gun

ttp://www.salon.com/2013/08/22/a_brief_history_of_the_gatling_gun_newscred/

What can space travel teach us about developing self-driving cars?

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/22/what_can_space_travel_teach_us_about_developing_self_driving_cars_newscred/

Friday Flashback: Ever wanted to know what’s really in hotdogs?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscience/2013/08/16/friday-flashback-ever-wanted-to-know-whats-really-in-hotdogs/

Personal Jetpacks to Begin Flight Tests

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/08/14/personal-jetpacks-to-begin-flight-tests/

The Mystery of Underwater Crop Circles, Explained

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/08/15/underwater-crop-circles-mystery-solved/

Meet e-David, The Smart Painting Robot

http://www.tested.com/tech/robots/457135-meet-e-david-smart-painting-robot/

Experimental Ebola Treatment Protects Some Primates Even After Disease Symptoms Appear

http://www.alnmag.com/news/2013/08/experimental-ebola-treatment-protects-some-primates-even-after-disease-symptoms-appear

Mother’s Genes, Not Dad’s, Influence the Aging Process

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/mother-s-genes-not-dad-s-influence-the-aging-process/81248756/

Super-organs: building body parts better than nature

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929274.100-superorgans-building-body-parts-better-than-nature.html

Shoe Inserts Don't Help Arthritic Knee Pain: Study Although inexpensive and noninvasive, treatment is ineffective, review concludes

http://www.everydayhealth.com/osteoarthritis/0822/shoe-inserts-don%27t-help-arthritic-knee-pain.aspx

How being called smart can actually make you stupid

http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/how-being-called-smart-can-actually-make-you-stupid

Singing stars (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzeJq3CbiZM

Hate Your Job? You're Not Alone

http://bigthink.com/devil-in-the-data/hate-your-job-youre-not-alone

A Formerly Hibernating Spacecraft Joins The Asteroid Hunt

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/a-formerly-hibernating-spacecraft-joins-the-asteroid-hunt

Looming "Helium Cliff" Isn't Just About Balloons

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/looming-helium-cliff-isnt-just-about-balloons

Orgasms Can Make You Smarter: Here’s How to Have More of Them

http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/dr-laura-berman-on-love-and-sex/orgasms-can-make-you-smarter-heres-how-to-have-more-of-them/

Dentist attempting to clone John Lennon with a tooth

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/21/dentist_attempting_to_clone_john_lennon_with_a_tooth/

“Breaking Bad” gets meth wrong

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/22/so_what_if_pure_meth_isnt_really_blue_partner/

The Serval Project: Reclaiming Your Phone

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-gardnerstephen/the-serval-project-reclai_b_3677089.html

Pulsars Make a GPS for the Cosmos

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130821094935.htm

Poor Oral Health Linked to Cancer-Causing Oral HPV Infection

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130821132341.htm

The Insider’s Guide to Autism and Asperger’s

http://store.vook.com/storefronts/book/the-insiders-guide-to-autism-and-aspergers.html

Obama’s Plan Aims to Lower Cost of College

http://store.vook.com/storefronts/book/the-insiders-guide-to-autism-and-aspergers.html

“Brighter Brains” Lecture in San Francisco on September 15th “Brighter Brains” Lecture in San Francisco on September 15th

http://brighterbrains.org/articles/entry/brighter-brains-lecture-in-san-francisco-on-september-15th

Delusional People See the World Through Their Mind's Eye

http://www.livescience.com/39038-how-delusions-shape-perception.html?cmpid=532493

How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227916

Mystery Virus That’s Killed 47 Is Tied to Bats in Saudi Arabia

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/health/mystery-virus-thats-killed-47-is-tied-to-bats-in-saudi-arabia.html

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Free-Floating Planets May Be Born Free

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130820083649.htm

Multiple Genes Manage How People Taste Sweeteners

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130820135053.htm

Quantum Algorithm Could Improve Stealth Fighter Design

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130820161201.htm

How Sleep Helps Brain Learn Motor Task

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130820185657.htm

First Pre-Clinical Gene Therapy Study to Reverse Rett Symptoms

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130820185803.htm

Ancient Cycads Found to Be Pre-Adapted to Grow in Groves

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130820185808.htm

And again: IBM pays $1 billion for another Israeli company

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2013/08/and-again-ibm-pays-1-billion-for.html

Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/us/facial-scanning-is-making-gains-in-surveillance

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Far from Being Harmless, the Effects of Bullying Last Long Into Adulthood

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130819102708.htm

Tiny Fish Make 'Eyes' at Their Killer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130819102728.htm

Waking Up to a New Year: Exoplanet Orbits Its Star in 8.5 Hours

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130819121930.htm

RNA Biomarkers Might Predict Suicide Risk

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/rna-biomarkers-might-predict-suicide-risk/81248750/

New technique identifies counterfeit collectible stamps

http://www.gizmag.com/infrared-spectroscopy-counterfeit-stamps/28741/

Boeing solid-state laser weapon system outshines expectations

http://www.gizmag.com/thin-disc-laser-boeing/28708/

MIT's new software increases the speed and flexibility of multi-material 3D printing

http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printing-multiple-materials/28525/

RINGS propels satellites without propellants

http://www.gizmag.com/rings-satellite-iss/28712/

Terrafugia Transition flying car makes first public flights

http://www.gizmag.com/terrafugia-public-flight-demonstration/28701/

Finally...A Beer that won't Give you a Hangover! Researchers create brew which contains electrolytes to ensure drinkers do not become dehydrated

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/no_author/finally/

Israeli Students' Scientific Breakthrough In Bacteria

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/business/2013/08/israeli-invention-bacteria.htm

Israel IBM Lab Generates New Cyber Defense Software

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/business/2013/08/ibm-israel-developpment.html

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/08/17/212614052/out-of-the-comics-into-reality-jet-pack-heads-to-market

Communicating Across Species: Jonathon Keats' Honeybee Ballet

http://bigthink.com/big-think-tv/communicating-across-species-jonathons-keatss-honeybee-ballet

How We Choose Between Good and Bad Behavior

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/how-we-choose-between-good-and-bad-behavior

New Brain Implant Treats Disease While Recording Neuron Activity

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/new-brain-implant-treats-disease-while-recording-neuron-activity

Intelligence Is More than Raw Brain Power

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/intelligence-is-more-than-raw-brain-power

Scientists Simulate Near-Death Experience in the Brain

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/scientists-simulate-near-death-experience-in-the-brain

Live forever! Can science deliver immortality?

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/18/live_forever_can_science_deliver_immortality/

Eating Poisonous Plants Saves Life of Gemsbok in Namibian Desert

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130816222749.htm

Aggressive Lymphoma: Low Doses of Approved Drug Switches On Pathway That Allows Chemotherapy to Kill Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130816130401.htm

Is this the most bizarre paper ever published in a peer reviewed journal?

http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/is-this-the-most-bizarre-paper-ever-published-in-a-peer-reviewed-journal

Saturday, August 17, 2013

World’s toughest material created by tying slip knots into weak, commercial thread

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/154471-worlds-toughest-material-created-by-tying-slip-knots-into-weak-commercial-thread

Papp Noble Gas Engine

http://rwgresearch.com/open-projects/the-papp-noble-gas-engine/

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/08/14/agent-of-intelligence-how-a-deviant-philosopher-built-palantir-a-cia-funded-data-mining-juggernaut/

Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?

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

One Reason Why Male Nurses And Teachers Are Good Catches

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/one-reason-why-male-nurses-and-teachers-are-good-catches

IAU Opens Planet-Naming Process To The Rest Of Us

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/iau-opens-planet-naming-process-to-the-rest-of-us