The government drone is on its way: UAE plans to use biometric quadcopters for ID card delivery

Alibaba offers to buy digital mapping company AutoNavi

H7N9 vaccine proves effective on lab mice

Reinventing Social Media: Deep Learning, Predictive Marketing, And Image Recognition Will Change Everything–from-deep-learning-to-predictive-marketing-2014-2

World’s First Entanglement-Enhanced Microscope

Conserved nuclear envelope protein uses a shuttle service to travel between job sites

From Gadgets To Galaxies: Conference Reports

Zero-sum politics

Striking Photos Go Deep Inside the European Space Program

Tech innovation vs. the surveillance state: How it’s playing out in Washington

CHART OF THE DAY: Europe’s Share Of Global Profits Is At A 28-Year Low

Bitcoin Bug Prompts Pricing Freefall

Administration weighs drone strike against American citizen

We’re about to get a new composites manufacturing robot, engineers tell

Design and strategy in organic synthesis

10 things not to buy in 2014

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Why Traffic To These Google Alternatives Is Soaring

How We Created a Network of STEM Teachers

An Austrian Artist Has Completely Reinvented The Door

Dyson’s vision for future robots

Terrific Tech: 10 Futuristic Advances in Robotics

3D-printed hip implant lets teenager walk again

3D-printed pizza – a quick and easy meal for astronauts?

The Year Man Becomes Immortal,31813,2048601,00.html

Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your Home?

US Lead in Science And Technology Shrinking

New Blood Pressure Tracking Device Works with Smartphone

New Journal Article Sheds Light on Past Earth Warming Events

“More than 93 percent of the warming of the planet since 1970 is found in the ocean”

U.S. Agencies Take Significant Step Toward Wirelessly Connecting Vehicles To One Another

5 most incredible discoveries of the week

‘Natural cities’ emerge from location-based social media

The real promise of big data: It’s changing the whole way humans will solve problems

Text, Chat, Profit: Tencent Launches Investing on WeChat

The CEO’s Perfect Storm: Demographics, Data, and Devices Change Everything

Is Amazon entering the mobile payment war?

Digital health partnership marries clinical and sensor data for more proactive senior care

Chips Break Sales Record in 2013

QUOTATION(S): “…We won’t just experience 100 years of progress in the twenty-first century ─ it will be more like 20,000 years of progress…”

CITATION(S): “…If it seems like your world has been topsy-turvy over the past few years … Consider what’s coming. Your genetic code will be imprinted on and ID card … For better and worse. Medicines will be tailored to your genes and will help prevent specific diseases for which you may be at risk. (But … your insurance company and your prospective employer may also find out that you are genetically disposed to, say, heart disease, or breast cancer, or Alzheimer’s.)…” AND “…The lesson of the last three decades is that nobody can drive to the future on cruise control…”

BOOK(S): Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff. ISBN-13: 978-1591844761

UPDATE 1-China central bank urges proper management of risk, liquidity

Iran sending warships close to U.S. borders

Apple’s Tim Cook on Plans for Cash and Emerging Markets

World’s first 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame could lead to cheaper, lighter bikes

Ignore the Unemployment Rate. The most totemic statistic about the U.S. economy is archaic and misleading

Why Problems Are An Entrepreneur’s Best Friend

Gastric surgery increases risk of alcoholism

Snowden nicked NSA docs with common tool, raising more concern about agency — report

Tribeca and CERN Want To Change Storytelling With A Hackathon

3D Printed Hip Implant Allows Teen to Finally Walk

Many Promising Embryonic Stem Cell Therapies Ensnared In Legal Loophole

High Potential for Life Circling Alpha Centauri B, our Nearest Neighbor

Countervailing motion

Toyota’s $1 Billion Fine Begs Question: Do We Really Want To Regulate This Way?

Single-pole magnet emerges in frozen concoction

The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business: Global edition

How To Win When You Fail

How the speed of technological change can be an opportunity

Welcome to the Multiverse

Quantum Computing: A Primer

What the Singularity Will Mean at the Office

Alvin deep-sea sub cleared to start next half-century of service

U.S. Experimented With Nuclear Fracking

Terrific: Iranian warships approaching U.S. maritime borders

How To Keep Your Team And Make Your Startup Acquisition Succeed

‘Minority Report’ technology is real and it’s here (and it’s cool)

Nanotechnology holds promise for security applications

7 Ways To Be More Productive At Work

The Inevitable Collision Of Technology and Politics

New Journal Article Sheds Light on Past Earth Warming Events

Why Steve Ballmer Left Microsoft Better Than He Found It

11 Ways to Improve Your IT Team’s Productivity

Experts Warn of Russian Spying, Hackers at Sochi Olympics

How to Get the Job You Want in 2014’s Hot IT Job Market

‘Natural cities’ emerge from location-based social media

MBAs by the Hour: Disrupting the Consulting Model

Gmail, Hangouts, and other Google services are back to normal after service outage (update)

6 Attention-Grabbing Direct Mail Designs

Stanford Re:Think Roundup: Achieving Success in Business and Beyond

A robot in every home: Dyson enters race to provide ‘advanced household androids’ for all

Hack a 3D Printer Into a Surprisingly Skilled Air Hockey Robot

LAPD IT Chief: “Israel Has Some Amazing Tech”

Stanford scientists put free text-analysis tool on the web

3 Ways to Test the Accuracy of Your Predictive Models

Big Chinese Internet Companies Are Competing Head On Against Chinese Banks

Experiment Is Crowdfunding Science Projects, Just Don’t Ask Them To Find Bigfoot

Energy firms’ gas profit margins questioned by minister

How Micro-Location, Geofencing and Indoor Location Are Driving The Retail Revolution

Climate change: Weather of Olympian extremes

FDA Panel to Weigh Painkillers’ Cardiac Risk

Silicon Valley Isn’t a Meritocracy. And It’s Dangerous to Hero-Worship Entrepreneurs

WIRED Space Photo of the Day

This Is The Best Free Online Course For Entrepreneurs

The cost of capital is higher for entities that are not audited

New Business Models Need New Approaches to IT

The 10 Weirdest Things Thieves Steal: 24/7 Wall St.

Why Is EnerNOC Funding a Solar Software Startup?

Yelp And Yahoo Are Reportedly Teaming Up

London’s first computer, the fastest in the world at 1MHz. May, 1950

TECH NOW: A drone for every home?

Russian authorities say Bitcoin illegal

See how dangerous a toothpaste tube bomb can be – Video

Passenger claiming to have bomb tried to divert plane to Sochi

Tech expert discusses cyberattacks’ far-reaching consequences

A new tech solution to the BYOD security dilemma

How Offensive Cyber Security is Changing the Industry

Bill Would Provide Comprehensive Study of Electric Grid Resiliency

Top US Homeland Security Priorities For Congress In 2014 – Analysis

Exposed: Barclays account details for sale as ‘gold mine’ of up to 27,000 files is leaked in worst breach of bank data EVER

NSA Leaks May Slow Cybersecurity Detente. Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge not optimistic on a future cybersecurity treaty.

BPC to Release Electric Grid Cybersecurity Recommendations

FEMA Enlists Designers to Rethink Disaster Relief

London Ambulance picks its best and brightest to be ‘super paramedics’

The United States Makes It Clear That It Sides With Japan Over China

One day you won’t need a badge to enter your building, just a SIM card

Snowden’ leaks derailed important cybersecurity initiatives

Attack on California power station heightens concerns about grid security

Homeland Security Agenda

Microsoft’s Kinect Is Being Used To Help Guard The Korean DMZ

Are Evacuation Practices Flawed?

North Korea Built A Fleet Of Mobile Missile Launchers Out Of Chinese Trucks

Washington Responds to Cybersecurity Threats with Recommendations and Legislation

DHS chief says Syria is a US homeland security threat

DHS prepares for hypothetical immigration reform

Target attack shows danger of remotely accessible HVAC systems

Big Data skills pay top dollar

NSA is collecting less than 30 percent of U.S. call data, officials say

The Future Of Data Mining Your Health

From Windows to the Xbox: Bill Gates’ ‘pioneering’ impact

Why Americans love prepaid cards

The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business: Global edition

January Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 113,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.6%

Exposing a Corporate Trend in Higher Education in Germany

Human Noise Disturbs Different Fish in Different Ways

Scientific American at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Categorising bacteria in purple and pink

Black Widows Have More Control Over Their Attacks Than You Think

The Impact of TED Talks

Human Footprints Discovered on England’s Coast Are Oldest Outside Africa

5 Everyday Products Developed from NASA Technology – The Countdown, Episode 41

“The Perfect Theory”: The story of general relativity, and what makes something a science

40 years ago: our sister planet revealed

Are Parallel Universes Unscientific Nonsense? Insider Tips for Criticizing the Multiverse

New Book Cuts Through Fog of Hype Cloaking Cyberwar

Special Report: Dream Jobs 2014

Lockheed Martin Shows Off High-Power Fiber Laser Weapon

Milestone Tests Help Refurbish Dwindling U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

Who Is SCHAFT, the Robot Company Bought by Google and Winner of the DRC?

Internet Giants Disclose FISA Surveillance Requests For Customer Data

India Aims High With 4-Gigawatt Solar Plant

Sony’s Jun Rekimoto Dreams Up Gadgets for the Far Future

Amputee Successfully Feels Prosthetic Grip Strength Via Arm Electrodes

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Tech Will Be Mandatory, say Feds

Marsupial Robot Team Monitors Rivers From Water and Air

Road Salt Sensor for Better Highway Safety, Less Environmental Damage

Hybrid Generator Would Cut Military Base Fuel Costs in Half

F-35 Software: DoD’s Chief Tester Remains Unimpressed

QUOTATION(S): “…The FUTURE is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed…” AND “…The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you…” AND “…I’m deglitched that the future is unsure. That’s the way it should be…”

CITATION(S): “…From Conventional Wisdom to Shocking Probability. Maybe someday, sooner or later, truly intelligent machines will be built. Until that time, speculation will abound. Much of that speculation is based on what might be called ‘Conventional Wisdom,’ the underlying assumptions and conventions we collectively share. We can list some of these assumptions as follows: The next century will be an extension of this one, with increasingly smarter machines being run by people and for people … Because the human mind is linked to a soul, cybernetic machines will never be fully self-aware like we are … If intelligent robots can be built, it will be a long time before they can be made to do what humans do, as well as humans do it. Perhaps centuries will be required … Even after intelligent robots are made, multitudes of humans will continue to exist on earth, and maybe even in space … Human minds and personal identities will never be able to merge with an electromechanical system … Even if it were possible, we humans would refuse to download our minds onto hardware, no matter how tempting and intelligent the new surroundings might be. We believe that cyberbeings will be emotionless, soulless, and humorless mechanical zombies ─ rather like ‘Star Trek’s’ Lt. Commander Data, a somewhat sad android pining for a humanity he will never achieve … No matter how smart they are, digital minds will never have the insight, intuition, and smooth savvy of the human mind. They will forever remain mentally inferior, and our faithful, self- maintaining servants … The robots will soon prove our mental and physical superiors. Self-generated enhancements will refine them beyond our control. They will enslave us all except, of course, for a renegade band of rebellious, young, good-looking, daring humans armed with battered, recycled surplus weapons, fearlessly following their craggy but wise leader into a fight for truth, justice, and the hominid way … THIS BOOK ARGUES THAT THE NEXT CENTURY WILL PROVE TO BE NOTHING LIKE THIS ONE, NOR ANY FORECAST SO FAR. COMPUTING POWER, NEUROSCIENCE, AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES ARE ADVANCING SO RAPIDLY THAT THEY WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENTS SINCE THE ORIGIN OF LIFE ITSELF … WE MAINTAIN THAT THE HUMAN MIND AND CONSCIOUS THOUGHT ARE EXCLUSIVELY NATURAL AND PHYSICAL IN ORIGIN AND NATURE. ULTIMATELY, THEIR NATURES AND FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES ARE KNOWABLE AND CAN BE REPLICATED FOR THE PURPOSES OF PERSONAL IMMORTALITY…”

BOOK(S): Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier. ISBN-13: 978-0544002692

Does grass-fed beef have any heart-health benefits that other types of beef don’t?

Starwatch: Supernova in Ursa Major

Warren Buffett Made A Bet In 2008 That Has The Potential To Make The Hedge Fund Industry Look Very Bad

Victorian fires: emergency continues after at least 20 homes lost – live updates

Climate slowdown? Just wait until the wind changes

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

Entering the Era of Private and Semi-Anonymous Apps

Three rules for success: Michael Raynor at TEDxUniversity

QUOTATION(S): “…It reminds us that, in our accelerating, headlong era, the future presses so close upon us that those who ignore it inhabit not the present but the past …” AND “…The future is not a privilege but a perpetual conquest…”

CITATION(S): “…The world has profoundly changed … The challenges and complexity we face in our personal lives and relationships, in our families, in our professional lives, and in our organizations are of a different order of magnitude. In fact, many mark 1989 ─ the year we witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall ─ as the beginning of the Information Age, the birth of a new reality, a sea change of incredible significance ─ truly a new era ─ Being effective as individuals and organizations is no longer merely an option ─ survival in today’s world requires it. But in order to thrive, innovate, excel, and lead in what Covey calls the new Knowledge Worker Age, we must build on and move beyond effectiveness [long-held assumptions, fallacies and flawed beliefs and faulty conventions]…Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today’s new reality REQUIRES A SEA CHANGE IN THINKING: a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set ─ in short, a whole new habit…”

BOOK(S): The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage by Yossi Sheffi. ISBN-13: 978-0262693493

Nanoparticle pinpoints blood-vessel plaques

Mimicking atherosclerosis with blood cells on a microchip

IBM’s $100M ‘Project Lucy’ brings Watson to Africa

A microchip for studying cancer metastasis

9 Ways Quantum Computing Will Change Everything

Quantum Internet: First Teleportation to a Solid-State Quantum Memory

MIT theorists predict new forms of exotic insulating materials

Tasso Simplifies Blood Sampling, Secures $2.3M

Obama Ratchets Up Support of Natural Gas Vehicles,industry_auto,industry_alt,aid_271431&dfpLayout=article

Back to the Future

New York Police Department is beta-testing Google Glass

Transcendence Movie Features Real Future Predictions

Physicists May Prove Our Universe is a Computer Simulation

How everybody who has ever died, can be revived in the future

Patel Engineering consortium lowest bidder for 1,000 MW hydel project

Top Secret Drone Takes Flight in a Very Public Way

High Energy Laser System Will Simulate Cosmic Conditions

What Can Google Bring with its Move Into Industrial Robotics?

Construct Your Own Car In Under an Hour

Army Blimps Cast a Wide Net To Protect Washington

Looking Backward: Curiosity gazes upon the setting Earth

30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014

Where Will You Find Your Analytics Talent?

Technology Vision 2014: Become a Digital Disruptor

A Formula for Big Data Success—Infographic

Harnessing Hyperscale: Innovation in the Hardware World

From Digitally Disrupted to Digital Disrupters

Big is the Next Big Thing

Collections and Client Recovery: An Evolutionary Approach

How New York’s Fire Department Uses Data Mining

Clinical Information Systems (CIS) of The Future

The Insight Economy

Here’s What Exploding Natural Gas Prices Mean For The American Consumer

As the GMAT Turns 60, Experts Discuss How to Prepare for the Test

Facebook’s Next Decade: 3 Key Challenges

#5 facts You Should Know About Your iPhone

7 Stress-Busting Mantras That Keep You Relaxed

Bitcoin’s Political Problem

What Noise Does the Electric Car Make?

It Turns Out Twitter’s Not for Everyone

Some Mobile Apps Add Anonymity to Social Networking

Why Google Kept Motorola’s Research Lab

Burning the U.K.’s Plutonium Stockpile Could Fast-Track New Reactors

Solar Thermal Technology Poses Challenges for Drought-Stricken California

Monkeys Modified with Genome Editing

The Future of Personal Entertainment, In Your Face

Target and Neiman Marcus Testify on Data Breach – But What Reforms Will Result?

Washington Tackles Facial Recognition

Privacy and Security Considerations of Telehealth

Meet Our 2014 TechProm Kings and Queens

International Data Protection Day: Reding hits the right notes on EU data protection and surveillance

Can Samsung phone trade-in values ever match Apple’s?

Feeling glum, happy, aroused? New technology can detect your mood

Waiting for datapocalypse

California Could Require a ‘Kill Switch’ for Every Smartphone

How the iPhone 6 Might Look With a Larger Screen

LG Might Unveil the G Pro 2 This Month in Korea

Politician seeking limits on UTOPIA fiber network wants “accountability”

The GOP arms itself for the next “war” in the analytics arms race

March 8, 1918: Killer Influenza

Earliest footprints outside Africa discovered in Norfolk

Oldest Known Hearth Found in Israel Cave

Ingenious: Fixing a body’s broken genes is becoming possible

N.S.A. Program Gathers Data on a Third of Nation’s Calls, Officials Say

October 2015: The End of the Swipe-and-Sign Credit Card

GoPro Straps Three Banks Onto Its Head for IPO, Will Seek to Raise Around $400 million

Icelandic Hydrogen Finally Pushed Gasoline Off the Road

First Hotel on the Moon Finally Opens

How the World will look like in the next 50 years

Beam Yourself Around the World with Telebeamer

Can Paralyzed Walk in the Future?

Big data today will be the norm tomorrow

QUOTATION(S): “…By mid-century, computers will be linked directly into our nervous systems via nanotechnology, which is so small it could connect every neuron in our brains. By about 2040, there will be a backup of our brains in a computer somewhere, so that when you die it won’t be a major career problem…” AND “…The future is being colonized all the time by people who have the resources, who do spend time thinking about it, planning for it and trying to shape it in their direction…”

CITATION(S): “…By the end of the twentieth century, science had reached the end of an era, unlocking the secrets of the atom, unraveling the molecule of life, and creating the electronic computer. With these three fundamental discoveries, triggered by the quantum revolution, the DNA revolution, and the computer revolution, the basic laws of matter, life, and computation were, in the main, finally solved …. That epic phase of science is now drawing to a close; one era is ending and another is only beginning …. The next era of science promises to be an even deeper, more thoroughgoing, more penetrating one than the last …. Clearly, we are on the threshold of yet another revolution. HUMAN KNOWLEDGE IS DOUBLING EVERY TEN YEARS [AS PER THE 1998 STANDARDS]. In the past decade, more scientific knowledge has been created than in all of human history. COMPUTER POWER IS DOUBLING EVERY EIGHTEEN MONTHS. THE INTERNET IS DOUBLING EVERY YEAR. THE NUMBER OF DNA SEQUENCES WE CAN ANALYZE IS DOUBLING EVERY TWO YEARS. Almost daily, the headlines herald new advances in computers, telecommunications, biotechnology, and space exploration. In the wake of this technological upheaval, entire industries and lifestyles are being overturned, only to give rise to entirely new ones. But these rapid, bewildering changes are not just quantitative. They mark the birth pangs of a new era …. FROM NOW TO THE YEAR 2020, SCIENTISTS FORESEE AN EXPLOSION IN SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY SUCH AS THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE. IN TWO KEY TECHNOLOGIES, COMPUTER POWER AND THE DNA SEQUENCING, WE WILL SEE ENTIRE INDUSTRIES RISE AND FALL ON THE BASIS OF BREATHTAKING SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES. SINCE THE 1950S, THE POWER OF OUR COMPUTERS HAS ADVANCED BY A FACTOR OF ROUGHLY TEN BILLION. IN FACT, BECAUSE BOTH COMPUTER POWER AND DNA SEQUENCING DOUBLE ROUGHLY EVERY TWO YEARS, ONE CAN COMPUTE THE ROUGH TIME FRAME OVER WHICH MANY SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS WILL TAKE PLACE …. BY 2020, MICROPROCESSORS WILL LIKELY BE AS A CHEAP AND PLENTIFUL AS SCRAP PAPER, SCATTERED BY THE MILLIONS INTO ENVIRONMENT, ALLOWING US TO PLACE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS EVERYWHERE. THIS WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING AROUND US, INCLUDING THE NATURE OF COMMERCE, THE WEALTH OF NATIONS, AND THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE, WORK, PLAY, AND LIVE…”

BOOK(S): A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought) by Vernor Vinge. ISBN-13: 978-0812515282

MITRE-Harvard nanocomputer may point the way to future computer miniaturization

New form of graphene allows electrons to behave like photons

The first flexible, transparent, and conductive material

Adidas Says Under Armour Infringed Its Wearable-Tech Patents

The Best Science and Engineering Visualizations of 2013

How To Keep Museums Alive In The Age Of Minecraft

Disrupting Death: These Customized Tombstones Let You Take Your Colorful Personality To The Grave

SolarCoin cryptocurrency pays you to go green

Bio-Hackers Pore Through A Child’s DNA For The Source of A Mysterious Disease

Man With 3-D Printer Prints 3-D Printer That Prints 3-D Printer That Prints 3-D Printer

The death of the statistician

Ford’s data scientist: Keep all the data and sort it out later

How I came to love big data (or at least acknowledge its existence)

IBM opens access to SaaS portfolio to help African Universities with next-generation IT skills

World’s “least corrupt” nations fail to police bribery abroad

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF)

3D Printing Central to Future Military Strategy

Elio Motors and the Three Wheeled Car – A Moonshot Project–A-Moonshot-Project.aspx

When will 3D Printing Reach a Mass Consumer Audience?

7 Steps to an Awesome Technical Presentation (Part 1 of 4)

Top 10 STEM Puns

Dude, Where’s My Hydrogen Car?

New Farm Bill Provides Long-Overdue Eligibility for Renewable Chemicals

Legislation Introduced To Communicate Prescription Changes to Patients & Physicians

Bioscience Economic Development

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An nanoscale electrical switch for magnetism

How to Make a Better Invisibility Cloak—With Lasers

Can Graphene Enable Thermal Transistors?

A new twist to sodium ion battery technology

New “Photodetector” Nanotechnology Allows Photos in Near Darkness

Self-aligning DNA wires have been constructed for nanoelectronics

Nanocatalyst helps a greenhouse gas turn over a new leaf

IBM claims to make “first fully functioning” graphene IC

Quantum dots provide complete control of photons

Quicker method paves the way for atomic-level design

Rice lab clocks “hot” electrons

Arianespace Successfully Delivers Its 250th Launch

From Occupy to Climate Justice,1

Chinese Factories Are Ordered to Release Data on Real-Time Emissions Levels

When Will Genomics Cure Cancer?

Visitors to Sochi Olympics will be instantly hacked

FAO Food Price Index falls despite climbing dairy prices

Tapstream Is Making Mobile Ads Smarter With “Deferred Deep Links,” A Way To Point Users To App Landing Pages After They Install

23AndMe Will Decode Your DNA for $1,000. Welcome to the Age of Genomics

20 unpronounceable tech brands — and how to say them

Can Twitter’s Big Data Influence The Music Business?

Venture capital’s stunning lack of female decision-makers

Artificial intelligence: the companies behind Britain’s ‘smart’ revolution

As artificial intelligence grows, so do ethical concerns

Computing with silicon neurons: Scientists use artificial nerve cells to classify different types of data

‘Friendly’ robots could allow for more realistic human-android relationships

6 Exponential Technologies of Tomorrow

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

U.S. Agencies Take Significant Step Toward Wirelessly Connecting Vehicles To One Another

New Stratasys 3D Printer Makes Multi-Material, Full Color Parts in a Single Run

Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your Home?

Illumina Claims New Sequencer Transcribes 18,000 Genomes per Year at $1,000 Each

Simple Method for Creating Stem Cells Promises Cheaper, Faster Therapies

Google’s AI Acquisition Blurs Lines Between Futuristic Visions and Business-as-Usual

Rejections for Sandy Grants Are Questioned

New Inexpensive Skin Test in Development to Diagnose Malaria in an Instant

uArm, A Mini Robotic Arm You Can Assemble and Control

QUOTATION(S): “…It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring…” AND “…Everything’s fine today, that is our illusion…”


BOOK(S): Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku. ISBN-13: 978-0307473332

The Ryno Microcycle is a Sci-Fi Inspired Single Wheeler

Rigged rules mean economic growth increasingly “winner takes all” for rich elites all over world

Economist Debates: Democracy

Behavioral Economics Gives The Advertising Industry A Nudge In The Right Direction

Penn State Students Seek Crowdfunding To Land A Hopping Rover On The Moon

Bitcoin Has the Power to Transform Digital Media Forever

The coin prince: inside Bitcoin’s first big money-laundering scandal

Business consulting – helping you outperform in a digital world

Be it bitcoins or dollars, money’s value rooted in beliefs

Why Google Cannot Run The World: Wisdom = Data + Experience

Why Launching an Online Brand Takes Guts and 3 Tips for How to Do It Right

Satya Nadella’s First Email To Employees As New Microsoft CEO: ‘Who Am I?

Five things you should know about running your business from home

UPDATE 2-JPMorgan to pay $614 mln in U.S. mortgage fraud case

Three things to watch on information sharing

Senate cybersecurity report finds agencies often fail to take basic preventive measures

UK Governments 10 Step Guide to reducing risk of Cyber Attack

Do You Want a Lot More Social Media Views?

Interview: Peter Singer on cybersecurity and cyberwar

A Guide to the Internet of Things Infographic

Facebook domain hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The Rise of Quantum Computing

Wozniak: Apple Could Build Droid Phones, Warns of ‘Police State’

Your memory is no video camera: It edits the past with present experiences

Superhumans Created by Nanotechnology within 30 years

5 Emerging Technologies That Could Destroy The World

Man Gets First Prosthetic Hand That Can Feel

PENTAGON CHIEF: The Military Is Facing A Potential Ethical ‘Breakdown’

The Future Of Stealth Camouflage In Special Operations

CONTAGION: Here Are 12 Frequently-Asked Questions About One Of The Most Serious Risks In Financial Markets

A New Quantum Communication Breakthrough Will Help Us Make A Super-Secure Internet

Extraordinary stem cell method tested in human tissue

Is Google Building An Android Army? They Just Bought Another Artificial Intelligence Company

Ray Kurzweil is wrong: The Singularity is not near

PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

QUOTATION(S): “…Change is hard. Change is hardest on those caught by surprise. Change is hardest on those who have difficulty changing too. But change is natural; change is not new; change is important…” AND “…Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition…”


RECOMMENDED BOOK(S): Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier. ISBN-13: 978-1451654967

Faraway Planets May Be Far Better for Life

Six Trends That Will Shape Consumer Behavior This Year

Viewing Cancer as a Physics Problem Suggests New Treatments

Brain Scans Show Promise for Early Detection of Cognitive Problems

DNA-origami nanotubes self-align with self-organized nanoscale patterns to create nanoelectronic circuits

First single-molecule LED

Virus-free, cord-blood-derived stem cells repair retinal tissue in mice

Will ‘borophene’ replace graphene as a better conductor of electrons?

The mind-blowing mathematics of sunflowers

Miniature satellites utilize UDP-based multicasting over WIFI to relay data in a more secure and direct way.!usmgT

First Single-Molecule LED

The Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense 5.0 Opens to Public Comment

Six Simple Insights to Become a Better Innovator

13 Predictions About The Future That Were Spectacularly Wrong

The future of wearables: 8 predictions from tech leaders

India’s first ‘school in the cloud’ aims to elevate kids

Nationalism could destroy global economy, warns Christine Lagarde

“Perception” and “Prediction” Goal of Ford’s MIT/Stanford Automated Driving Partnership

Johnson & Johnson Takes Newspaper Readers Back With Ads That Smell Like Baby Powder

Scratch-Off Bus Stop Ads Reveal Hidden Art

How Architecture Could Shape Your Microbiome

Expansion Boom in the UK from Overseas Internet Shoppers

Twitter Is Hiring Commerce Specialists

Teaching Surgery With Google Glass–Will This Actually Work?

Lightwaves used by neuroscientists to improve brain tumor surgery–+ScienceDaily%29

DARPA wants self-destructible computer chips

Spare parts for fighter jets made by 3D printers

A market for anti-NSA technology emerges

Construction’s Growing Role in Renewable Energy

CDM Jan 2014 is out for free – Welcome 2014: The Year of Mobile Spying and Privacy Concerns

Solving the Mobile Device Dilemma: InZero Systems offers 2-Tablets-in-1

4 Things You Need to Know About Future NSA Director Michael Rogers

Bank Financing Played Big Role in Trade Collapse

What We Talk About When We Talk About Economies Of Scale In Tech

Al-Qaida Cuts Ties with Syrian Rebel Group

House Approves Bill on WMD Medical Countermeasures Expenditures

Moscow Agrees To Process Uzbekistan’s Spent Nuclear Fuel

Top 13 Cyber Security predictions for 2014…

Cyber Security Market Forecast 2014-2024

Obama hooks up new school broadband plan

Sailors allegedly cheated on nuclear reactor tests

Secret Service urges lawmakers to do more on cyber crime–sector.html

As Cyber Crime Matures, More Hacked Accounts Expected

Cyber-defence boss joins security company, warns: ‘You can’t keep a determined adversary out’

Military Force vs. Diplomacy: Can You Have One Without the Other?

Nation Faces Many Threats, Intelligence Chief Says

Change Agents: William Li’s robot wants to police you

Troubleshooting TBI: How to Beat the Odds

Narratives in the analytics era

Rural carriers start connecting customers to doctors via mobile video chat

Out in the Open: Man Creates One Programming Language to Rule Them All

From Secondary Intelligence Shortage to Secondary Intelligence Surplus

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

Why the only thing better than big data is bigger data

QUOTATION: “…Thirty-five years ago, psychologist and visionary Dr. Abraham Maslow warned, ‘life is moving far more rapidly now than ever before in the rate of growth of facts, knowledge, techniques, and inventions. We need a different kind of human being able to life in a world that changes perpetually, who has been educated to be comfortable with change and situations in which he has absolutely no forewarning. The society that can turn out those people will survive. Societies which do not will die.’…”

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Was There A Beginning Of Time And Will There Be An End Of Time?

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QUOTATION: “…The flattening of the world is going to be hugely disruptive to both traditional and developed societies. The weak will fall further behind faster. The traditional will feel the force of modernization much more profoundly. The new will get turned into old quicker. The developed will be challenged by the underdeveloped much more profoundly. I worry, because so much political stability is built on economic stability, and economic stability is not going to be a feature of the flat world. Add it all up and you can see that the disruptions and going to come faster and harder. No one is immune ─ not me, not you, not Microsoft. WE ARE ENTERING AN ERA OF CREATIVE DESTRUCTION ON STEROIDS. Dealing with flatism is going to be a challenge of a whole new dimension even if your country has a strategy. But if you don’t have a strategy at all, well, again, you’ve warned…”

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