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Saturday, February 28, 2015

How Leonard Nimoy made Spock an American Jewish icon

http://www.salon.com/2015/02/27/how_leonard_nimoy_made_spock_an_american_jewish_icon/

How does my brain work? (video)

http://www.ted.com/playlists/1/how_does_my_brain_work

How our microbes make us who we are (video)

http://www.ted.com/talks/rob_knight_how_our_microbes_make_us_who_we_are

Go Attend Spock's Funeral, Captain

https://derengowski.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/go-attend-spocks-funeral-captain/

Twitter Joins Fellow Tech Titans Google, Facebook in Support of Net Neutrality

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/rudy-takala/twitter-joins-fellow-tech-titans-google-facebook-support-net-neutrality

8 Reasons Net Neutrality Is a Grave Threat to Your Freedom

http://pamelageller.com/2015/02/8-reasons-net-neutrality-is-a-grave-threat-to-your-freedom.html/

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Keep calm, anger can trigger a heart attack!


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150224083819.htm

Earth’s other ‘moon’ and its crazy orbit could reveal mysteries of the solar system


https://theconversation.com/earths-other-moon-and-its-crazy-orbit-could-reveal-mysteries-of-the-solar-system-38010

Scientists Report Bionic Hand Resconstruction in Three Austrian Men

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/scientists-report-bionic-hand-resconstruction-three-austrian-men

Two-Father Babies Could Soon Be Possible, With No Egg Donor Required

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/two-father-babies-could-soon-be-possible-no-egg-donor-required

Scientists grow leg muscle from cells in a dish

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-02-scientists-leg-muscle-cells-dish.html

You Asked: How Do Driverless Cars Work?

http://time.com/3719270/you-asked-how-do-driverless-cars-work/

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Magic Leap CEO Teases ‘Golden Tickets’ for Its Augmented-Reality Device


http://www.wired.com/2015/02/magic-leap-reddit/

Apple Is Now More Than Double the Size of Exxon—And Everyone Else


http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/02/23/apple-is-now-more-than-double-the-size-of-exxon-and-everyone-else/

Nanocrafter: Playing a Game of Synthetic Biology


http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/citizen-science-salon/2015/02/22/nanocrafter-playing-game-synthetic-biology/

Could drones replace waiters? (video)


http://uk.reuters.com/video/2015/02/09/could-drones-replace-waiters

Physicists see antiferromagnetic order in superconductor analog


http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/videos/2015/02/physicists-see-antiferromagnetic-order-superconductor-analog

Image of the Week: Carnivorous Plant Has Incredible, Tiny Genome


http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2015/02/image-week-carnivorous-plant-has-incredible-tiny-genome

Bird Mimics Caterpillar to Avoid Predators


http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2015/02/bird-mimics-caterpillar-avoid-predators

Neuroscientists Can Literally Change Our Thinking


http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2015/02/neuroscientists-can-literally-change-our-thinking

How brain waves guide memory formation


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150223122548.htm

3D printed guides can help restore function in damaged nerves


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150223104159.htm

Dark Net: The Underbelly of Internet

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dark-net-underbelly-internet-kyle-volenik

Feeding Infants Peanut Products Could Prevent Allergies, Study Suggests

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/23/feeding-infants-peanut-products-could-prevent-allergies-study-suggests/

Monday, February 23, 2015

Spectacular Landsat 8 flyover stretches from Sweden to British Columbia


http://www.gizmag.com/landsat-arctic-flyover/36191/

Mars Express images help decipher the geological history of the Red Planet


http://www.gizmag.com/esa-mars-express-phlegra-montes-glaciers/36192/

Crossrail: Inside the tunnels of Europe's biggest construction project


http://www.gizmag.com/crossrail-farringdon-tunnel-photos/36189/

SkiTaker lets you carry your skis using your feet


http://www.gizmag.com/skitaker/36193/

Cradle ’n Swing allows parents to phone in the baby-rocking


http://www.gizmag.com/fisher-price-smart-connect-cradle-and-swing/36195/

More human-friendly antibacterial coating made from gold


http://www.gizmag.com/gold-antibacterial-coating/36196/5

Space telescopes uncover supermassive black hole winds


http://www.gizmag.com/black-hole-winds/36175/

Clef wants to change the way we log into websites


http://www.gizmag.com/clef-new-password-alternative/36197/

Building a real-life Baymax


http://www.gizmag.com/big-hero-6/36122/

Carbon nanotube-based anti-icing coating proves itself in wind tunnel testing


http://www.gizmag.com/battelle-heatcoat-aircraft-icing/36201/

Fogo smart flashlight packs more than just a torch to help you find your way


http://www.gizmag.com/fogo-smart-flashlight-gps-walkie-talkie/36202/

Transforming Tiny Home built for under $500


http://www.gizmag.com/transforming-tiny-home-under-500/36188/

New Horizons spots more of Pluto's moons


http://www.gizmag.com/new-horizons-pluto-nix-hydra-moons/36184/

Researchers advance ultra-thin flat lens to capture perfect colors


http://www.gizmag.com/ultra-thin-flat-lens-harvard/36207/

Putting the world's largest and most powerful gas turbine to the test


http://www.gizmag.com/ge-harriet-gas-turbine-test/36176/

Stay Weird: Science Innovators Love Art as Much as Tech

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/stay-weird-science-innovators-love-art-much-tech-geoffrey-colon

Beefing up test-tube meat

http://futurefood2050.com/beefing-up-test-tube-meat/

The Hills Have Ice... on Mars, That Is

http://news.discovery.com/space/the-hills-have-ice-on-mars-that-is-150221.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Anders Sandberg on Singularity 1 on 1: Embrace Strangeness (video)

https://vimeo.com/120308224?utm_content=bufferb7767

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A woman and an engineer:10 ways to thrive in a male dominated career


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/woman-engineer10-ways-thrive-male-dominated-career-lopez-p-e-

White Paper: The Top Ten Digital Signage Pitfalls


http://www.keywesttechnology.com/white-papers-1/22-white-paper-the-top-ten-digital-signage-pitfalls.html

Eye-Controlled Computers To Exterminate The Mouse


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/eye-controlled-computers-exterminate-mouse-david-russell-schilling

Eye Tracking Is The Next Frontier Of Human-Computer Interaction


http://lisaleaks.com/2015/02/21/eye-tracking-is-the-next-frontier-of-human-computer-interaction/

Wireless Medical Device Technology – Still Secure Enough?


http://www.ict.org.il/Article/1349/Wireless-Medical-Device-Technology

The Conscious Web: When the Internet of Things Becomes Artificially Intelligent


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/conscious-web-when-internet-things-becomes-stephen-balkam

How the Government Outsourced Intelligence to Silicon Valley


http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/how_the_government_outsourced_intelligence_to_silicon_valley_20150218

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Flexible Graphene-Based LED Clears the Way for Flexible Displays


http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.ca/2015/02/flexible-graphene-based-led-clears-way.html

Scientists Hit Upon New Reset Button for Biological Clocks


http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.ca/2015/02/scientists-hit-upon-new-reset-button.html

The One Feature a Great Smartwatch Needs


http://www.wired.com/2015/02/one-feature-great-smartwatch-needs/

DARPA WANTS TO MAKE COMPUTER NETWORKS LOOK MORE LIKE SCI-FI GRAPHIC NOVELS


http://www.popsci.com/see-graphic-novel-esque-designs-darpa-using-inspiration

Why Can't the Public See Obama's Proposed Internet Regulations?


http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/why-cant-public-see-obamas-proposed-internet-regulations_858283.html

Drones could be used to seek out arteries to prevent heart attacks


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11421366/Drones-could-be-used-to-seek-out-arteries-to-prevent-heart-attacks.html

New face detection algorithm registers even partially hidden faces


http://www.gizmag.com/face-detection-algorithm-yahoo/36145/

Injectable self-healing gel provides long-term drug delivery


http://www.gizmag.com/mit-self-healing-gel-injection/36169/

Recycled-carpet bike grows from child's first trike to pedal bike


https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/171319-2015-02-20-recycled-carpet-bike-grows-from-childs-first-trike-to-pedal.htm

Are Submarines About to Become Obsolete?

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/are-submarines-about-become-obsolete-12253

The Power of Thought: Dr. Norman Doidge and the Brain That Changes Itself

https://www.singularityweblog.com/norman-doidge-and-the-brain-that-changes-itself/

Robots Set to Dominate the Big Screen: Chappie and Ultron Among Many Coming in 2015

https://www.singularityweblog.com/robots-set-to-dominate-the-big-screen-chappie-and-ultron-among-many-coming-in-2015/

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chinese Scientists Create Breathalyzer for Lung Cancer

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/chinese-scientists-create-breathalyzer-for-lung-cancer

The myth of pure science: It’s all about political, economic, religious interests

http://www.salon.com/2015/02/16/the_myth_of_pure_science_its_all_about_political_economic_religious_interests/

Criminologist 'hacks' the hacker


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150216200403.htm

Massive clouds erupted 260km into Martian atmosphere – and no one knows why


http://theconversation.com/massive-clouds-erupted-260km-into-martian-atmosphere-and-no-one-knows-why-37659

New algorithms locate where a video was filmed from its images and sounds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150216064741.htm

Humans off the Hook for Alaskan Mastodon Extinction

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/humans-off-the-hook-for-alaskan-mastodon-extinction/

Contact lens with… inbuilt telescope to increase peripheral vision 3-fold in a wink

http://rt.com/news/232511-contact-lens-telescope-sight/

Friday, February 13, 2015

Of Mice, Men, The Singularity and Playing Dice with the Universe


https://www.singularityweblog.com/of-mice-men-and-singularity/

Canada confirms first case of mad cow disease since 2011


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/13/canada-confirms-mad-cow-disease-case-bse

The Hot Yet Little-Known Trend That’ll Supercharge AI


http://www.wired.com/2015/02/hot-yet-little-known-trend-thatll-supercharge-ai/

Secrets of the home: Is your toaster spying on you?


http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530071.000-secrets-of-the-home-is-your-toaster-spying-on-you.html

Silicon Valley Pivots to Trust


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/silicon-valley-pivots-trust-richard-edelman

Has This Company Struck Shark Tank Gold? (video)


http://www.slideshare.net/SharkTank/has-this-company-struck-shark-tank-gold

Vino 2.0: Making Wine in the Drone Age


http://tech.co/vine-rangers-vineyard-drones-2015-02

President Barack Obama Acknowledges Strains With Silicon Valley


http://recode.net/2015/02/13/president-barack-obama-acknowledges-strains-with-silicon-valley/

5 Years Of Sun: Our Star’s Best Close-Ups | Video


http://www.space.com/28524-5-years-of-sun-our-stars-best-close-ups-video.html

Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities


http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/13/8033691/why-teslas-battery-for-your-home-should-terrify-utilities

Mismatched Twin Stars Spotted in the Delivery Room


http://smithsonianscience.org/2015/02/mismatched-twin-stars-spotted-delivery-room/

Could Aliens Be Living on Exomoons?

http://news.discovery.com/space/videos/could-aliens-be-living-on-exomoons-video.htm

NASA Wants to Send a Submarine to Titan's Seas

http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/nasa-wants-to-send-a-submarine-to-titans-seas-150212.htm

Tiny Fish Makes Big Splash in Aging Research

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/tiny-fish-makes-big-splash-aging-research

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Israeli-Made Goggles Revolutionize How We See Reality


http://unitedwithisrael.org/israeli-made-goggles-revolutionize-how-we-see-reality/

Francois Nader and the Future of Pharmaceutical Science

http://bigthink.com/think-tank/francois-nader-and-the-future-of-pharmaceutical-science

White Dwarfs in Death Spiral Poised for a Spectacular Supernova

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2015/02/white-dwarfs-in-death-spiral-poised-for-a-massive-supernova.html

F-bombs notwithstanding, all languages skew toward happiness: Universal human bias for positive words

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150209161143.htm

LG will turn every new G3 phone into a VR headset, free of charge

http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2015/0209/LG-will-turn-every-new-G3-phone-into-a-VR-headset-free-of-charge

Forgotten lunar landing artifacts found by Neil Armstrong's widow


http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0210/Forgotten-lunar-landing-artifacts-found-by-Neil-Armstrong-s-widow

Dark matter found in Milky Way’s core

http://news.sciencemag.org/physics/2015/02/dark-matter-found-milky-way-s-core

“Bionic Leaf” Makes Fuel from Sunlight

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bionic-leaf-makes-fuel-from-sunlight/

Sunday, February 8, 2015

SAMSUNG WARNS CONSUMERS TO NOT TALK IN FRONT OF YOUR SMART TELEVISION


http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=30637

MEMEX AIMS TO CREATE A NEW PARADIGM FOR DOMAIN-SPECIFIC SEARCH


http://www.darpa.mil/newsevents/releases/2014/02/09.aspx

NEW DARPA SEARCH ENGINE EXPOSES THE ‘DARK WEB’ WITH MEMEX


http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=30640

Lifting the veil on a dark galaxy


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206125346.htm

E-cigarette vapors, flavorings, trigger lung cell stress

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206174840.htm

Bacteria's hidden traffic control


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150208152749.htm

What's next in diets: Chili peppers?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150208152751.htm

Drug detectives

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150208152753.htm

'Virtual virus' unfolds the flu on a CPU

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150208152758.htm

Promising peptide for TBI, heart attack and stroke

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150208152755.htm

Kara by Quantic Dream: Do Androids Fear Death? (video)


https://www.singularityweblog.com/kara-by-quantic-dream-do-androids-fear-death/

The Illusion of Time [Full Documentary] (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BjGWLJNPcA

15 Futuristic Technologies You’ll See in Your Lifetime (video)

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/07/15-futuristic-technologies-youll-see-lifetime/

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The mysteries of chili heat: Why people love the pain

http://www.salon.com/2015/02/07/the_mysteries_of_chili_heat_why_people_love_the_pain/

What guilty verdict in Silk Road trial might mean for Internet freedom

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0205/What-guilty-verdict-in-Silk-Road-trial-might-mean-for-Internet-freedom

Novel form of experience-dependent plasticity in the adult brain revealed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206083723.htm

Japanese bank introduces robot workers to deal with customers in branches


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/04/japanese-bank-introduces-robot-workers-to-deal-with-customers-in-branches

To Get Women Into Computer Science, Sheryl Sandberg Launches Lean In Mentorship Network


http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/06/enough-talking-time-to-solve-the-problem/

Living forever as robot? Prototype lets humans upload their mind into mechanized ‘heads’ (video)

http://rt.com/usa/229811-mind-clones-robot-afterlife/

Friday, February 6, 2015

Oldest Stars in Universe Younger Than Thought

http://news.discovery.com/space/oldest-stars-in-universe-younger-than-thought-150206.htm

Why There Is No Perfect Human In Puerto Rico or Anywhere Else


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/2015/02/05/why-there-is-no-perfect-human-in-puerto-rico-or-anywhere-else/

We’re All Going to Die; DNA Strands on the End of Our Chromosomes Hint When


http://www.labmanager.com/news/2015/02/we-re-all-going-to-die-dna-strands-on-the-end-of-our-chromosomes-hint-when

Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in subway stations, high school students discover


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150205174937.htm

Cow immune system inspires potential new therapies


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206071230.htm

Why 'baking powder' doubles or triples efficiency of plastic solar cells

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206071242.htm

Settling for 'Mr. Right Now' better than waiting for 'Mr. Right', shows model of digital organisms

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206111633.htm

Physicists working to understand how and why matter came about


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206125117.htm

A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206125249.htm

Researchers reveal how hearing evolved

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206125257.htm

Massive cyberattack strikes Anthem


http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/a7e5995cedae39c3f9d8e8fa16b6f216.htm

Dutch Chimps Learn New Dialect At Scottish Zoo (video)


http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/0bf63780a06d0b8203fd229ffd13db61.htm

Trouble starting a task? Perception of deadline may be problem


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140903162412.htm

How listeria breaches the placenta


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150126095331.htm

Risk of traffic accident injury depends on sex and age, Spanish study finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140424113000.htm

How knots can swap positions on a DNA strand

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140703162308.htm

Mitochondrial replacement: no need for a rethink

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26400-mitochondrial-replacement-no-need-for-a-rethink.html

Prototype of a robotic system with emotion and memory

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150205141151.htm

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hubble captures stunning image of galaxies colliding

http://www.gizmag.com/hubble-galaxy-colliding-ngc-7714-7715-nasa/35929/

Alibaba trials drone delivery service in China


http://www.gizmag.com/alibaba-drone-delivery/35934/

Bird-inspired pump uses teeth to move water


http://www.gizmag.com/bird-inspired-pump/35937/

SAFFiR, the US Navy’s prototype firefighting robot gets baptism of fire


http://www.gizmag.com/saffir-robot-ship-firefighting-demonstration/35931/

Singapore's first 3D-printed urban electric car and tilting three-wheeler ready to race


http://www.gizmag.com/nv8-nv9-3d-printed-electric-car/35920/

NASA officially backs mission to explore Europa


http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-europa/35914/

New Horizons sends back first Pluto images


http://www.gizmag.com/new-horizons-pluto-moon/35936/

Elio Motors' 84 mpg, $6,800 three-wheeler continues to play hard to get


http://www.gizmag.com/elios-motors-delay-2016/35928/

New Dates for Neanderthals in the Iberian Peninsula


http://www.archaeology.org/news/2954-150205-iberian-peninsula-neanderthal

3-D Measurements Revise Date of Dog Domestication

http://www.archaeology.org/news/2955-150205-paleolithic-wolf-skull

Scientists predict Earth-like planets around most stars

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150204184449.htm

Monday, February 2, 2015

Study finds wide gulf between public, scientist views about science (+video)

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0130/Study-finds-wide-gulf-between-public-scientist-views-about-science-video

Why is this supernova so bubbly?

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0130/Why-is-this-supernova-so-bubbly

Space dust deflates evidence for cosmic inflation

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0130/Space-dust-deflates-evidence-for-cosmic-inflation

Verizon offers silver bullet for immortal 'supercookies'

http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2015/0130/Verizon-offers-silver-bullet-for-immortal-supercookies

These Factors Will Determine the Future of the Internet

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/factors-determine-future-internet-miriam-meckel

Cloning Qubits: A New Way to Converse in Quantum Computing

http://lockheedmartin.com/us/news/features/2015/cloning-qubits.html