The government drone is on its way: UAE plans to use biometric quadcopters for ID card delivery http://gigaom.com/2014/02/10/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 http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/10/us-autonavi-offer-idUSBREA190XB20140210?feedType=RSS&feedName=vcMedia&virtualBrandChannel=10109&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=59213

H7N9 vaccine proves effective on lab mice http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/video/2014-02/09/c_133101225.htm

Reinventing Social Media: Deep Learning, Predictive Marketing, And Image Recognition Will Change Everything http://www.businessinsider.com/social-medias-big-data-future–from-deep-learning-to-predictive-marketing-2014-2

World’s First Entanglement-Enhanced Microscope http://www.technologyreview.com/view/524521/worlds-first-entanglement-enhanced-microscope/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=twitter

Conserved nuclear envelope protein uses a shuttle service to travel between job sites http://phys.org/news/2014-02-nuclear-envelope-protein-shuttle-job.html

From Gadgets To Galaxies: Conference Reports http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/from-gadgets-to-galaxies-conference-reports/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Zero-sum politics http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21595973-voters-think-both-parties-are-telling-truth-about-how-awful-other-lot-are-zero-sum?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/zerosumpolitics

Striking Photos Go Deep Inside the European Space Program http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2014/02/european-space-agency-edgar-martins/?cid=co18332984#slide-id-139871

Tech innovation vs. the surveillance state: How it’s playing out in Washington http://www.techrepublic.com/article/tech-innovation-vs-the-surveillance-state-how-its-playing-out-in-washington/

CHART OF THE DAY: Europe’s Share Of Global Profits Is At A 28-Year Low http://www.businessinsider.com/europes-share-of-msci-world-earnings-2014-2

Bitcoin Bug Prompts Pricing Freefall http://mashable.com/2014/02/10/bitcoin-bug-prompts-pricing-freefall/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

Administration weighs drone strike against American citizen http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-strategy/197898-us-debates-drone-strike-against-american-working-with-al

We’re about to get a new composites manufacturing robot, engineers tell https://twitter.com/NASA_Langley/status/432894281389727744/photo/1

Design and strategy in organic synthesis http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/02/design-strategy-organic-synthesis-hanessian-giroux-merner

10 things not to buy in 2014 http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-not-to-buy-in-2014-2013-12-27?link=sfmw_sm

Worried sick: What’s up with today’s rampant anxiety? http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129550.800-worried-sick-whats-up-with-todays-rampant-anxiety.html#.UvjqkmJ_vis?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=twitter&cmpid=SOC|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL-twitter

Why Traffic To These Google Alternatives Is Soaring http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamtanner/2014/02/10/why-traffic-to-these-google-alternatives-is-soaring/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How We Created a Network of STEM Teachers http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/02/05/20gillespie.h33.html?tkn=MPXF2Ei34duPqRwqaOfyzga8TzDkXgpm1eRr&cmp=clp-edweek

An Austrian Artist Has Completely Reinvented The Door http://www.businessinsider.com/klemens-torgglers-kinectic-door-2014-2

Dyson’s vision for future robots http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/dysons-vision-for-future-robots

Terrific Tech: 10 Futuristic Advances in Robotics http://weburbanist.com/2012/02/01/terrific-tech-10-futuristic-advances-in-robotics/

3D-printed hip implant lets teenager walk again http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-hip-implant/30763/

3D-printed pizza – a quick and easy meal for astronauts? http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-pizza-astronauts/30685/

The Year Man Becomes Immortal http://content.time.com/time/interactive/0,31813,2048601,00.html

Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your Home? http://www.forbes.com/sites/tarunwadhwa/2014/01/23/do-you-trust-internet-connected-appliances-enough-to-let-them-run-your-home/

US Lead in Science And Technology Shrinking http://www.sciencenewsline.com/summary/2014020622520037.html

New Blood Pressure Tracking Device Works with Smartphone http://www.21stcentech.com/gizmos-gadgets-blood-pressure-tracking-device-works-smartphone/

New Journal Article Sheds Light on Past Earth Warming Events http://www.21stcentech.com/headlines-journal-article-sheds-light-earth-warming-events/

“More than 93 percent of the warming of the planet since 1970 is found in the ocean” http://www.21stcentech.com/more-93-percent-warming-planet-1970-ocean/

U.S. Agencies Take Significant Step Toward Wirelessly Connecting Vehicles To One Another http://singularityhub.com/2014/02/05/u-s-agencies-take-significant-step-toward-wirelessly-connecting-vehicles-to-one-another/

5 most incredible discoveries of the week http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/02/08/newser-incredible-discoveries/5312059/

‘Natural cities’ emerge from location-based social media http://www.impactlab.net/2014/02/08/natural-cities-emerge-from-location-based-social-media/

The real promise of big data: It’s changing the whole way humans will solve problems http://venturebeat.com/2014/02/09/the-real-promise-of-big-data-its-changing-the-whole-way-humans-will-solve-problems/

Text, Chat, Profit: Tencent Launches Investing on WeChat http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/22/text-chat-profit-tencent-launches-investing-on-wechat/

The CEO’s Perfect Storm: Demographics, Data, and Devices Change Everything http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140210140304-178173598-the-ceo-s-perfect-storm-demographics-data-and-devices-change-everything

Is Amazon entering the mobile payment war? http://www.brickmeetsclick.com/is-amazon-entering-the-mobile-payment-war

Digital health partnership marries clinical and sensor data for more proactive senior care http://medcitynews.com/2014/02/caremerge-lively-partnership-will-marry-clinical-sensor-data-proactive-senior-care/#ixzz2sxdtRvIL

Chips Break Sales Record in 2013 http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320876

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 http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/08/china-economy-cenbank-idUSL3N0LD08720140208

Iran sending warships close to U.S. borders http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/iran-warships-us-borders-103288.html

Apple’s Tim Cook on Plans for Cash and Emerging Markets http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/02/07/apple-still-a-growth-company-cook-says-in-journal-interview/

World’s first 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame could lead to cheaper, lighter bikes http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-titanium-bicycle-frame/30760/?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=twitterfeed

Ignore the Unemployment Rate. The most totemic statistic about the U.S. economy is archaic and misleading http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303496804579364852603962422?mod=rss_economy&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303496804579364852603962422.html%3Fmod%3Drss_economy

Why Problems Are An Entrepreneur’s Best Friend http://www.forbes.com/sites/janbruce/2014/01/28/why-problems-are-an-entrepreneurs-best-friend/

Gastric surgery increases risk of alcoholism http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/gastric-surgery-increases-risk-of-alcoholism-9117066.html

Snowden nicked NSA docs with common tool, raising more concern about agency — report http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57618608-38/snowden-nicked-nsa-docs-with-common-tool-raising-more-concern-about-agency-report/

Tribeca and CERN Want To Change Storytelling With A Hackathon http://www.fastcolabs.com/3026107/tribeca-and-cern-want-to-change-storytelling-with-a-hackathon?partner=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fastcompany%2Fheadlines+%28Fast+Company%29

3D Printed Hip Implant Allows Teen to Finally Walk http://3dprint.com/3d-printed-hip-implant-allows-teen-to-finally-walk/

Many Promising Embryonic Stem Cell Therapies Ensnared In Legal Loophole http://www.popsci.com/article/science/many-promising-embryonic-stem-cell-therapies-ensnared-legal-loophole?src=SOC&dom=tw

High Potential for Life Circling Alpha Centauri B, our Nearest Neighbor http://www.universetoday.com/108865/high-potential-for-life-circling-alpha-centauri-b-our-nearest-neighbor/#ixzz2smSuT6N4

Countervailing motion http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21595937-fed-may-be-tapering-central-banks-japan-and-europe-are-still

Toyota’s $1 Billion Fine Begs Question: Do We Really Want To Regulate This Way? http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2014/02/08/toyotas-1-billion-fine-begs-question-do-we-really-want-to-regulate-this-way/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Single-pole magnet emerges in frozen concoction https://www.sciencenews.org/article/single-pole-magnet-emerges-frozen-concoction

The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business: Global edition http://money.cnn.com/gallery/leadership/2014/02/06/global-most-powerful-women.fortune/index.html?utm_content=buffer57fa8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How To Win When You Fail http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231260

How the speed of technological change can be an opportunity http://fcw.com/articles/2014/02/05/smith-speed-of-change.aspx

Welcome to the Multiverse http://discovermagazine.com/2011/oct/18-out-there-welcome-to-the-multiverse?fb_action_ids=10152146804300795&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=.UvcDY83MTtE.like&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582#.UvcVIYWGiHd

Quantum Computing: A Primer http://science.time.com/2014/02/07/quantum-computing-a-primer/

What the Singularity Will Mean at the Office http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/02/06/what-the-singularity-will-mean-at-the-office/

Alvin deep-sea sub cleared to start next half-century of service http://www.gizmag.com/alvin-return/30617/

U.S. Experimented With Nuclear Fracking http://orwellwasright.co.uk/2014/02/02/u-s-experimented-with-nuclear-fracking/

Terrific: Iranian warships approaching U.S. maritime borders http://www.caintv.com/breaking-iranian-warships-appr

How To Keep Your Team And Make Your Startup Acquisition Succeed http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/08/kristian-segerstrale-how-to-keep-your-team-and-make-your-startup-acquisition-succeed/?utm_campaign=fb&ncid=fb

‘Minority Report’ technology is real and it’s here (and it’s cool) http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140204/BLOGS11/140209960/minority-report-technology-is-real-and-its-here-and-it-s-cool#

Nanotechnology holds promise for security applications http://www.securityinfowatch.com/article/11293426/a-look-at-how-researchers-are-developing-nanotechnology-sensors-that-could-be-used-in-security-applications

7 Ways To Be More Productive At Work http://www.investopedia.com/slide-show/7-ways-productive-work/

The Inevitable Collision Of Technology and Politics http://www.digitaltonto.com/2014/the-inevitable-collision-of-technology-and-politics/

New Journal Article Sheds Light on Past Earth Warming Events http://www.21stcentech.com/headlines-journal-article-sheds-light-earth-warming-events/

Why Steve Ballmer Left Microsoft Better Than He Found It http://www.cio.com/article/747901/Why_Steve_Ballmer_Left_Microsoft_Better_Than_He_Found_It

11 Ways to Improve Your IT Team’s Productivity http://www.cio.com/article/747843/11_Ways_to_Improve_Your_IT_Team_s_Productivity

Experts Warn of Russian Spying, Hackers at Sochi Olympics http://www.cio.com/article/747846/Experts_Warn_of_Russian_Spying_Hackers_at_Sochi_Olympics

How to Get the Job You Want in 2014’s Hot IT Job Market http://www.cio.com/slideshow/detail/139241/How-to-Get-the-Job-You-Want-in-2014-s-Hot-IT-Job-Market

‘Natural cities’ emerge from location-based social media http://www.impactlab.net/2014/02/08/natural-cities-emerge-from-location-based-social-media/

MBAs by the Hour: Disrupting the Consulting Model http://www.bloomberg.com/video/mbas-by-the-hour-disrupting-the-consulting-model-C2P52grNSVatnpqqYFIolQ.html

Gmail, Hangouts, and other Google services are back to normal after service outage (update) http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/24/5342252/gmail-hangouts-and-other-google-services-are-down-right-now

6 Attention-Grabbing Direct Mail Designs http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230746

Stanford Re:Think Roundup: Achieving Success in Business and Beyond http://stanfordbusiness.tumblr.com/post/76140155106/stanford-re-think-roundup-achieving-success-in

A robot in every home: Dyson enters race to provide ‘advanced household androids’ for all http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/a-robot-in-every-home-dyson-enters-race-to-provide-advanced-household-androids-for-all-9117372.html

Hack a 3D Printer Into a Surprisingly Skilled Air Hockey Robot http://gizmodo.com/hack-a-3d-printer-into-a-surprisingly-skilled-air-hocke-1518317429

LAPD IT Chief: “Israel Has Some Amazing Tech” http://i-hls.com/2014/02/lapd-chief-israel-amazing-tech/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lapd-chief-israel-amazing-tech

Stanford scientists put free text-analysis tool on the web http://engineering.stanford.edu/research-profile/stanford-scientists-put-free-text-analysis-tool-web

3 Ways to Test the Accuracy of Your Predictive Models http://www.kdnuggets.com/2014/02/3-ways-to-test-accuracy-your-predictive-models.html

Big Chinese Internet Companies Are Competing Head On Against Chinese Banks http://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-banks-battle-internet-financial-cos-2014-2

Experiment Is Crowdfunding Science Projects, Just Don’t Ask Them To Find Bigfoot http://www.forbes.com/sites/hollieslade/2014/02/07/experiment-is-crowdfunding-science-projects-just-dont-ask-them-to-find-bigfoot/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Energy firms’ gas profit margins questioned by minister http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26112330

How Micro-Location, Geofencing and Indoor Location Are Driving The Retail Revolution http://www.gislounge.com/opinion-piece-micro-location-geofencing-indoor-location-driving-retail-revolution/

Climate change: Weather of Olympian extremes http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/09/leader-climate-change-weather-olympian-extremes?CMP=twt_fd

FDA Panel to Weigh Painkillers’ Cardiac Risk http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303874504579372854079768512?mod=rss_Health&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303874504579372854079768512.html%3Fmod%3Drss_Health

Silicon Valley Isn’t a Meritocracy. And It’s Dangerous to Hero-Worship Entrepreneurs http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/11/silicon-valley-isnt-a-meritocracy-and-the-cult-of-the-entrepreneur-holds-people-back/

WIRED Space Photo of the Day http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/wired-space-photo-of-the-day-feb-2014?cid=co18314714#slide-id-534261:full

This Is The Best Free Online Course For Entrepreneurs http://www.businessinsider.com/best-online-course-for-entrepreneurs-2014-2

The cost of capital is higher for entities that are not audited http://www.kpmg.com/global/en/topics/value-of-audit/interview/pages/roderick-devlin.aspx?utm_medium=social%E2%80%90media&utm_campaign=2014-adt-value&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=gbl+2014+jan+7+value+rod+tw&sf1404795=1

New Business Models Need New Approaches to IT http://cioofthefuture.com/new-business-models-need-new-approaches-to-it/

The 10 Weirdest Things Thieves Steal: 24/7 Wall St. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/09/weird-steal_n_4756679.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

Why Is EnerNOC Funding a Solar Software Startup? http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/enernoc-invests-in-genability?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreentechMedia+%28Greentech+Media%29

Yelp And Yahoo Are Reportedly Teaming Up http://business.time.com/2014/02/09/yelp-and-yahoo-are-reportedly-teaming-up/

London’s first computer, the fastest in the world at 1MHz. May, 1950 https://twitter.com/HistoryInPics/status/432384378761908224/photo/1

TECH NOW: A drone for every home? http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2014/02/08/tech-now-personal-drones/5264883/

Russian authorities say Bitcoin illegal http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=OBR&date=20140209&id=17333977

See how dangerous a toothpaste tube bomb can be – CNN.com Video http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2014/02/06/tsr-dnt-todd-toothpaste-tube-bomb.cnn-ap&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_topstories+%28RSS%3A+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CCMQtwIwAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Frss.cnn.com%252F~r%252Frss%252Fcnn_topstories%252F~3%252FMQs8eTNhB7M%252Ftsr-dnt-todd-toothpaste-tube-bomb.cnn-ap.html%26ei%3Duk_4UqHPGtSKkAezpoGYCA%26usg%3DAFQjCNFl3VQfa3KLIgKrLqzUtxkTi5c_uQ%26bvm%3Dbv.60983673%2Cd.eW0

Passenger claiming to have bomb tried to divert plane to Sochi http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/7/passenger-bomb-claim-tried-divert-plane-sochi/

Tech expert discusses cyberattacks’ far-reaching consequences http://www.gsnmagazine.com/article/40152/tech_expert_discusses_cyberattacks%E2%80%99_far_reach_reac

A new tech solution to the BYOD security dilemma http://www.gsnmagazine.com/article/40142/new_tech_solution_byod_security_dilemma

How Offensive Cyber Security is Changing the Industry https://communities.intel.com/community/itpeernetwork/blog/2013/10/08/how-offensive-cyber-security-is-changing-the-industry

Bill Would Provide Comprehensive Study of Electric Grid Resiliency http://www.hstoday.us/industry-news/general/single-article/bill-would-provide-comprehensive-study-of-electric-grid-resiliency/c19bb6d668550bb86e0e5c025261119c.html

Top US Homeland Security Priorities For Congress In 2014 – Analysis http://www.eurasiareview.com/09022014-top-us-homeland-security-priorities-congress-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 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2554875/Barclays-account-details-sale-gold-27-000-files-leaked.html

NSA Leaks May Slow Cybersecurity Detente. Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge not optimistic on a future cybersecurity treaty. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/02/03/nsa-leaks-may-slow-cybersecurity-detente

BPC to Release Electric Grid Cybersecurity Recommendations http://bipartisanpolicy.org/news/press-releases/2014/02/bpc-release-electric-grid-cybersecurity-recommendations

FEMA Enlists Designers to Rethink Disaster Relief http://www.wired.com/design/2014/02/fema-frog-teamed-redesign-disaster-relief/

London Ambulance picks its best and brightest to be ‘super paramedics’ http://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/london-ambulance-picks-its-best-and-brightest-to-be-super-paramedics-9111109.html

The United States Makes It Clear That It Sides With Japan Over China http://www.businessinsider.com.au/us-sides-with-japan-over-china-2014-2

One day you won’t need a badge to enter your building, just a SIM card http://gigaom.com/2014/02/07/one-day-you-wont-need-a-badge-to-enter-your-building-just-a-sim-card/

Snowden’ leaks derailed important cybersecurity initiatives http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20140206-snowden-leaks-derailed-important-cybersecurity-initiatives

Attack on California power station heightens concerns about grid security http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20140207-attack-on-california-power-station-heightens-concerns-about-grid-security

Homeland Security Agenda http://www.c-span.org/video/?317653-1/HomelandSecurityAge

Microsoft’s Kinect Is Being Used To Help Guard The Korean DMZ http://www.businessinsider.com/the-kinect-is-helping-monitor-the-dmz-2014-2

Are Evacuation Practices Flawed? http://www.securitymanagement.com/article/are-evacuation-practices-flawed-0013108

North Korea Built A Fleet Of Mobile Missile Launchers Out Of Chinese Trucks http://www.businessinsider.com/north-korea-has-mobile-missile-launchers-2014-2

Washington Responds to Cybersecurity Threats with Recommendations and Legislation http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/washington-responds-cybersecurity-threats-recommendations-legislation

DHS chief says Syria is a US homeland security threat http://www.firstpost.com/world/dhs-chief-says-syria-is-a-us-homeland-security-threat-1379415.html?utm_source=ref_article

DHS prepares for hypothetical immigration reform http://www.fiercehomelandsecurity.com/story/dhs-prepares-hypothetical-immigration-reform/2014-02-07

Target attack shows danger of remotely accessible HVAC systems http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246111/Target_attack_shows_danger_of_remotely_accessible_HVAC_systems

Big Data skills pay top dollar http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246120/Big_Data_skills_pay_top_dollar

NSA is collecting less than 30 percent of U.S. call data, officials say http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-is-collecting-less-than-30-percent-of-us-call-data-officials-say/2014/02/07/234a0e9e-8fad-11e3-b46a-5a3d0d2130da_story.html

The Future Of Data Mining Your Health http://disinfo.com/2013/07/the-future-of-data-mining-your-health/

From Windows to the Xbox: Bill Gates’ ‘pioneering’ impact http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/04/tech/innovation/bill-gates-microsoft-impact/index.html?hpt=hp_bn5

Why Americans love prepaid cards http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/06/pf/prepaid-cards/index.html?source=cnn_bin

The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business: Global edition http://money.cnn.com/gallery/leadership/2014/02/06/global-most-powerful-women.fortune/index.html?source=cnn_bin

January Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 113,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.6% http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/07/january-jobs-report-unemployment-rate_n_4740294.html?hpt=hp_bn8

Exposing a Corporate Trend in Higher Education in Germany http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/world/europe/exposing-a-corporate-trend-in-higher-education-in-germany.html?hpw&rref=education&_r=0

Human Noise Disturbs Different Fish in Different Ways http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/not-bad-science/2014/02/09/human-noise-disturbs-different-fish-in-different-ways/

Scientific American at the World Economic Forum in Davos http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/at-scientific-american/2014/02/09/scientific-american-at-the-world-economic-forum-in-davos/

Categorising bacteria in purple and pink http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/lab-rat/2014/02/09/categorising-bacteria-in-purple-and-pink/

Black Widows Have More Control Over Their Attacks Than You Think http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/not-bad-science/2014/02/08/black-widows-have-more-control-than-you-think-over-their-attacks/

The Impact of TED Talks http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/information-culture/2014/02/08/the-impact-of-ted-talks/

Human Footprints Discovered on England’s Coast Are Oldest Outside Africa http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/02/07/human-footprints-discovered-on-englands-coast-are-oldest-outside-africa/

5 Everyday Products Developed from NASA Technology – The Countdown, Episode 41 http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/the-countdown/2014/02/07/5-everyday-products-developed-from-nasa-technology-the-countdown-episode-41/

“The Perfect Theory”: The story of general relativity, and what makes something a science http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/the-curious-wavefunction/2014/02/05/the-perfect-theory-the-story-of-general-relativity-and-what-makes-something-a-science/

40 years ago: our sister planet revealed http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2014/02/05/40-years-ago-our-sister-planet-revealed/

Are Parallel Universes Unscientific Nonsense? Insider Tips for Criticizing the Multiverse http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/02/04/are-parallel-universes-unscientific-nonsense-insider-tips-for-criticizing-the-multiverse/

New Book Cuts Through Fog of Hype Cloaking Cyberwar http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2014/02/04/new-book-cuts-through-fog-of-hype-cloaking-cyberwar/

Special Report: Dream Jobs 2014 http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/special-report-dream-jobs-2014

Lockheed Martin Shows Off High-Power Fiber Laser Weapon http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/military/lockheed-martin-shows-off-highpower-fiber-laser-weapon

Milestone Tests Help Refurbish Dwindling U.S. Nuclear Arsenal http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/at-work/test-and-measurement/milestone-tests-help-refurbish-dwindling-us-nuclear-arsenal

Who Is SCHAFT, the Robot Company Bought by Google and Winner of the DRC? http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/schaft-robot-company-bought-by-google-darpa-robotics-challenge-winner

Internet Giants Disclose FISA Surveillance Requests For Customer Data http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/internet/internet-giants-disclose-fisa-surveillance-requests-for-customer-data

India Aims High With 4-Gigawatt Solar Plant http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/solar/india-aims-high-with-fourgigawatt-solar-plant

Sony’s Jun Rekimoto Dreams Up Gadgets for the Far Future http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/sonys-jun-rekimoto-dreams-up-gadgets-for-the-far-future

Amputee Successfully Feels Prosthetic Grip Strength Via Arm Electrodes http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/bionics/sensitive-prosthetic-hand-gets-a-grip

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Tech Will Be Mandatory, say Feds http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/green-tech/advanced-cars/vehicle-to-vehicle-tech-will-be-mandatory-say-feds

Marsupial Robot Team Monitors Rivers From Water and Air http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/marsupial-robot-team-monitors-rivers-from-water-and-air

Road Salt Sensor for Better Highway Safety, Less Environmental Damage http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/at-work/test-and-measurement/road-salt-sensor-better-highway-safety-less-environmental-damage

Hybrid Generator Would Cut Military Base Fuel Costs in Half http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/aerospace/military/hybrid-generator-would-cut-military-base-fuel-costs-in-half

F-35 Software: DoD’s Chief Tester Remains Unimpressed http://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/computing/it/f35-software-dods-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? http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/expert-answers/grass-fed-beef/FAQ-20058059

Starwatch: Supernova in Ursa Major http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/09/starwatch-supernova-ursa-major?CMP=twt_fd

Warren Buffett Made A Bet In 2008 That Has The Potential To Make The Hedge Fund Industry Look Very Bad http://www.businessinsider.com/warren-buffetts-hedge-fund-bet-2014-2

Victorian fires: emergency continues after at least 20 homes lost – live updates http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/10/victorian-fires-emergency-homes-lost-live-updates?CMP=twt_fd

Climate slowdown? Just wait until the wind changes http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25015-climate-slowdown-just-wait-until-the-wind-changes.html

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/9/5395684/nasa-begins-hunt-for-private-companies-to-mine-the-moon-catalyst

Entering the Era of Private and Semi-Anonymous Apps http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/entering-the-era-of-private-and-semi-anonymous-apps/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Three rules for success: Michael Raynor at TEDxUniversity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIzCjT7Znmc&list=UUsT0YIqwnpJCM-mx7-gSA4Q

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 http://www.kurzweilai.net/nanoparticle-pinpoints-blood-vessel-plaques

Mimicking atherosclerosis with blood cells on a microchip http://www.kurzweilai.net/mimicking-atherosclerosis-with-blood-cells-on-a-microchip

IBM’s $100M ‘Project Lucy’ brings Watson to Africa http://www.kurzweilai.net/ibm-brings-watson-to-africa

A microchip for studying cancer metastasis http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-microchip-for-studying-cancer-metastasis

9 Ways Quantum Computing Will Change Everything http://business.time.com/2014/02/06/9-ways-quantum-computing-will-change-everything/

Quantum Internet: First Teleportation to a Solid-State Quantum Memory http://www.technologyreview.com/view/524186/quantum-internet-first-teleportation-to-a-solid-state-quantum-memory/

MIT theorists predict new forms of exotic insulating materials http://earthsky.org/earth/mit-theorists-predict-new-forms-of-exotic-insulating-materials

Tasso Simplifies Blood Sampling, Secures $2.3M http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/expansion-management-why-auto-industry-driving-silicon-valley

Obama Ratchets Up Support of Natural Gas Vehicles http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=271431&dfpPParams=ind_184,industry_auto,industry_alt,aid_271431&dfpLayout=article

Back to the Future http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6336

New York Police Department is beta-testing Google Glass http://venturebeat.com/2014/02/05/nypd-google-glass/

Transcendence Movie Features Real Future Predictions http://www.thatsreallypossible.com/news/755/transcendence-movie-features-real-future-predictions/

Physicists May Prove Our Universe is a Computer Simulation http://www.thatsreallypossible.com/news/1100/evidence-our-universe-is-a-simulation/

How everybody who has ever died, can be revived in the future http://www.thatsreallypossible.com/news/1068/revived-in-the-future/

Patel Engineering consortium lowest bidder for 1,000 MW hydel project http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/indl-goods/svs/engineering/patel-engineering-consortium-lowest-bidder-for-1000-mw-hydel-project/articleshow/29991697.cms

Top Secret Drone Takes Flight in a Very Public Way http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7099/Top-Secret-Drone-Takes-Flight-in-a-Very-Public-Way.aspx

High Energy Laser System Will Simulate Cosmic Conditions http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7088/High-Energy-Laser-System-Will-Simulate-Cosmic-Conditions.aspx

What Can Google Bring with its Move Into Industrial Robotics? http://www.engineering.com/Blogs/tabid/3207/ArticleID/7058/What-Can-Google-Bring-with-its-Move-Into-Industrial-Robotics.aspx

Construct Your Own Car In Under an Hour http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7079/Construct-Your-Own-Car-In-Under-an-Hour.aspx

Army Blimps Cast a Wide Net To Protect Washington http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7037/Army-Blimps-Cast-a-Wide-Net-To-Protect-Washington.aspx

Looking Backward: Curiosity gazes upon the setting Earth http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/02050918-curiosity-earthset.html

30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014 http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2014/02/04/30-most-promising-young-entrepreneurs-in-africa-2014/

Where Will You Find Your Analytics Talent? http://m.accenture.com/us-en/outlook/Pages/outlook-journal-2012-where-will-you-find-your-analytics-talent.aspx#sf22497195

Technology Vision 2014: Become a Digital Disruptor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_0LcJQQxKs&sf22420869=1

A Formula for Big Data Success—Infographic http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-formula-big-data-infographic.aspx?c=anlyt_smtwtfy13_10000107&n=smc_0713#sf22497320

Harnessing Hyperscale: Innovation in the Hardware World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3POQkOybQE&sf22420848=1

From Digitally Disrupted to Digital Disrupters http://www.accenture.com/Microsites/it-technology-trends-2014/pages/home.aspx?c=tech_techvisn2014_10000176&n=smc_0214#sf22420345

Big is the Next Big Thing http://www.accenture.com/Microsites/it-technology-trends-2014/pages/digital-business.aspx?c=tech_techvisn2014_10000175&n=smc_0214#sf22420283

Collections and Client Recovery: An Evolutionary Approach http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-collections-client-recovery-evolutionary-approach.aspx?c=mc_twtposts_10000543&n=smc_0214#sf22271085#sf22496930

How New York’s Fire Department Uses Data Mining http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/01/24/how-new-yorks-fire-department-uses-data-mining/?sf22262461=1

Clinical Information Systems (CIS) of The Future http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-clinical-information-systems-cis-opportunities-development.aspx#sf22262430

The Insight Economy http://strataconf.com/strata2014/public/schedule/detail/33927?sf22270586=1

Here’s What Exploding Natural Gas Prices Mean For The American Consumer http://www.businessinsider.com/natural-gas-price-impact-on-consumer-2014-2

As the GMAT Turns 60, Experts Discuss How to Prepare for the Test http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/articles/2014/02/06/as-the-gmat-turns-60-experts-discuss-how-to-prepare-for-the-test?src=usn_tw

Facebook’s Next Decade: 3 Key Challenges http://www.informationweek.com/software/social/facebooks-next-deacde-3-key-challenges/d/d-id/1113738?_mc=sm_iwk

#5 facts You Should Know About Your iPhone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox721Dri0O0&feature=youtu.be&utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

7 Stress-Busting Mantras That Keep You Relaxed http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/07/calming-mantras_n_4739729.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000033

Bitcoin’s Political Problem http://www.technologyreview.com/view/524431/bitcoins-political-problem/

What Noise Does the Electric Car Make? http://www.technologyreview.com/view/524241/what-noise-does-the-electric-car-make/

It Turns Out Twitter’s Not for Everyone http://www.technologyreview.com/news/524426/it-turns-out-twitters-not-for-everyone/

Some Mobile Apps Add Anonymity to Social Networking http://www.technologyreview.com/news/524156/some-mobile-apps-add-anonymity-to-social-networking/

Why Google Kept Motorola’s Research Lab http://www.technologyreview.com/news/524086/why-google-kept-motorolas-research-lab/

Burning the U.K.’s Plutonium Stockpile Could Fast-Track New Reactors http://www.technologyreview.com/news/524041/burning-the-uks-plutonium-stockpile-could-fast-track-new-reactors/

Solar Thermal Technology Poses Challenges for Drought-Stricken California http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523856/solar-thermal-technology-poses-challenges-for-drought-stricken-california/

Monkeys Modified with Genome Editing http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523986/monkeys-modified-with-genome-editing/

The Future of Personal Entertainment, In Your Face http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523966/the-future-of-personal-entertainment-in-your-face/

Target and Neiman Marcus Testify on Data Breach – But What Reforms Will Result? https://www.cdt.org/blogs/gs-hans/0702target-and-neiman-marcus-testify-data-breach-%E2%80%93-what-reforms-will-result

Washington Tackles Facial Recognition https://www.cdt.org/blogs/joseph-lorenzo-hall/0602washington-tackles-facial-recognition

Privacy and Security Considerations of Telehealth https://www.cdt.org/healthaffairs-telehealth

Meet Our 2014 TechProm Kings and Queens https://www.cdt.org/blogs/catherine-brack/3101meet-our-2014-techprom-kings-and-queens

International Data Protection Day: Reding hits the right notes on EU data protection and surveillance https://www.cdt.org/blogs/jens-henrik-jeppesen/2901international-data-protection-day-reding-hits-right-notes-eu-data-pro

Can Samsung phone trade-in values ever match Apple’s? http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57618018-94/can-samsung-phone-trade-in-values-ever-match-apples/

Feeling glum, happy, aroused? New technology can detect your mood http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/04/tech/innovation/this-new-tech-can-detect-your-mood/index.html

Waiting for datapocalypse http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/06/technology/data-meltdown.pr.fortune/index.html

California Could Require a ‘Kill Switch’ for Every Smartphone http://mashable.com/2014/02/07/california-smartphone-kill-switches/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mashable%2Ftech+%28Mashable+%C2%BB+Tech%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-Tech-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

How the iPhone 6 Might Look With a Larger Screen http://mashable.com/2014/02/07/iphone-6-concept-phablet/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mashable%2Ftech+%28Mashable+%C2%BB+Tech%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-Tech-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

LG Might Unveil the G Pro 2 This Month in Korea http://mashable.com/2014/02/07/lg-g-pro-2/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mashable%2Ftech+%28Mashable+%C2%BB+Tech%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-Tech-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

Politician seeking limits on UTOPIA fiber network wants “accountability” http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/02/politician-seeking-limits-on-utopia-fiber-network-wants-accountability/

The GOP arms itself for the next “war” in the analytics arms race http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/the-gop-arms-itself-for-the-next-war-in-the-analytics-arms-race/

March 8, 1918: Killer Influenza http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2011/03/0308spanish-flu-1918-great-influenza/

Earliest footprints outside Africa discovered in Norfolk http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2014/2/7/earliest-footprints-outside-africa-discovered-in-norfolk?category=Science#

Oldest Known Hearth Found in Israel Cave http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2014/1/29/oldest-known-hearth-found-in-israel-cave?category=Science#

Ingenious: Fixing a body’s broken genes is becoming possible http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2014/2/6/ingenious-fixing-a-body-s-broken-genes-is-becoming-possible?category=Science#

N.S.A. Program Gathers Data on a Third of Nation’s Calls, Officials Say http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/us/politics/nsa-program-gathers-data-on-a-third-of-nations-calls-officials-say.html?hp&_r=0

October 2015: The End of the Swipe-and-Sign Credit Card http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2014/02/06/october-2015-the-end-of-the-swipe-and-sign-credit-card/?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_tech

GoPro Straps Three Banks Onto Its Head for IPO, Will Seek to Raise Around $400 million http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/02/07/gopro-straps-three-banks-onto-its-head-for-ipo-will-seek-to-raise-around-400-million/?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_tech

Icelandic Hydrogen Finally Pushed Gasoline Off the Road http://p10.hostingprod.com/@www.newsoffuture.com/icelandic_hydrogen_finally_pushed_the_gasoline_future_energy.html

First Hotel on the Moon Finally Opens http://p10.hostingprod.com/@www.newsoffuture.com/first_hotel_on_the_moon_space_tourism.html

How the World will look like in the next 50 years http://p10.hostingprod.com/@www.newsoffuture.com/about_the_future.html

Beam Yourself Around the World with Telebeamer http://p10.hostingprod.com/@www.newsoffuture.com/beam_yourself_with_telebeamer_future_technology.html

Can Paralyzed Walk in the Future? http://p10.hostingprod.com/@www.newsoffuture.com/can_paralyzed_walk_in_the_future_health.html

Big data today will be the norm tomorrow http://fcw.com/Articles/2014/02/06/Big-data-today-will-be-the-norm-tomorrow.aspx?Page=1

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 http://www.kurzweilai.net/mitre-harvard-nanocomputer-may-point-the-way-to-future-computer-miniaturization

New form of graphene allows electrons to behave like photons http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-form-of-graphene-allows-electrons-to-behave-like-photons

The first flexible, transparent, and conductive material http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-first-flexible-transparent-and-conductive-material

Adidas Says Under Armour Infringed Its Wearable-Tech Patents http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-05/adidas-says-under-armour-infringed-its-wearable-tech-patents

The Best Science and Engineering Visualizations of 2013 http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/2013-sciviz-winners/

How To Keep Museums Alive In The Age Of Minecraft http://www.fastcolabs.com/3026074/how-to-keep-museums-alive-in-the-age-of-minecraft

Disrupting Death: These Customized Tombstones Let You Take Your Colorful Personality To The Grave http://www.fastcocreate.com/3025033/disrupting-death-these-customized-tombstones-let-you-take-your-colorful-personality-to-the-g

SolarCoin cryptocurrency pays you to go green http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25010-solarcoin-cryptocurrency-pays-you-to-go-green.html#.UvQTboXSmHc

Bio-Hackers Pore Through A Child’s DNA For The Source of A Mysterious Disease http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/05/dna-sequence/

Man With 3-D Printer Prints 3-D Printer That Prints 3-D Printer That Prints 3-D Printer http://thelapine.ca/man-with-3-d-printer-prints-3-d-printer-that-prints-3-d-printer-that-prints-3-d-printer/

The death of the statistician http://www.analyticbridge.com/profiles/blogs/the-death-of-the-statistician

Ford’s data scientist: Keep all the data and sort it out later http://gigaom.com/2014/02/06/fords-data-scientist-keep-all-the-data-and-sort-it-out-later/

How I came to love big data (or at least acknowledge its existence) http://signalvnoise.com/posts/3315-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 http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/43122.wss

World’s “least corrupt” nations fail to police bribery abroad http://www.icij.org/blog/2014/02/worlds-least-corrupt-nations-fail-police-bribery-abroad

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF) http://www.bt.com.au/help/anti-money-laundering-and-counter-terrorism-financing.asp

3D Printing Central to Future Military Strategy http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/7074/3D-Printing-Central-to-Future-Military-Strategy.aspx

Elio Motors and the Three Wheeled Car – A Moonshot Project http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7093/Elio-Motors-and-the-Three-Wheeled-Car–A-Moonshot-Project.aspx

When will 3D Printing Reach a Mass Consumer Audience? http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/7080/When-will-3D-Printing-Reach-a-Mass-Consumer-Audience.aspx

7 Steps to an Awesome Technical Presentation (Part 1 of 4) http://www.engineering.com/Jobs/JobArticles/ArticleID/7068/7-Steps-to-an-Awesome-Technical-Presentation-Part-1-of-4.aspx

Top 10 STEM Puns http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7075/Top-10-STEM-Puns.aspx

Dude, Where’s My Hydrogen Car? http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/7070/Dude-Wheres-My-Hydrogen-Car.aspx

New Farm Bill Provides Long-Overdue Eligibility for Renewable Chemicals http://www.bio.org/media/press-release/new-farm-bill-provides-long-overdue-eligibility-renewable-chemicals

Legislation Introduced To Communicate Prescription Changes to Patients & Physicians http://www.bio.org/media/press-release/legislation-introduced-communicate-prescription-changes-patients-physicians

Bioscience Economic Development http://www.bio.org/articles/bioscience-economic-development

First graphene radio broadcast is a wireless wonder http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24976-first-graphene-radio-broadcast-is-a-wireless-wonder.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news

An nanoscale electrical switch for magnetism http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology_news/newsid=34222.php

How to Make a Better Invisibility Cloak—With Lasers http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/materials/how-to-make-a-better-invisibility-cloakwith-lasers

Can Graphene Enable Thermal Transistors? http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/materials/can-graphene-enable-thermal-transistors?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IeeeSpectrumSemiconductors+%28IEEE+Spectrum%3A+Semiconductors%29

A new twist to sodium ion battery technology http://www.materialstoday.com/energy/news/a-new-twist-to-sodium-ion-battery-technology/

New “Photodetector” Nanotechnology Allows Photos in Near Darkness http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=29284

Self-aligning DNA wires have been constructed for nanoelectronics http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/self-aligning-dna-wires-have-been-constructed-nanoelectronics

Nanocatalyst helps a greenhouse gas turn over a new leaf http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology_news/newsid=34230.php

IBM claims to make “first fully functioning” graphene IC http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/research/device-rd/ibm-claims-make-first-fully-functioning-graphene-ic-2014-01/#sthash.Y48Y8Ri0.dpuf

Quantum dots provide complete control of photons http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/quantum-dots-provide-complete-control-photons

Quicker method paves the way for atomic-level design http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology_news/newsid=34226.php#ixzz2sark76Sf

Rice lab clocks “hot” electrons http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/rice-lab-clocks-%E2%80%9Chot%E2%80%9D-electrons

Arianespace Successfully Delivers Its 250th Launch http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2014/02/06/arianespace-successfully-delivers-its-250th-launch/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

From Occupy to Climate Justice http://www.thenation.com/article/178242/occupy-climate-justice?page=0,1

Chinese Factories Are Ordered to Release Data on Real-Time Emissions Levels http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-06/chinese-factories-ordered-to-release-data-on-real-time-emissions-levels

When Will Genomics Cure Cancer? http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/01/when-will-genomics-cure-cancer/355739/

Visitors to Sochi Olympics will be instantly hacked http://sports.yahoo.com/news/visitors-to-sochi-olympics-will-be-instantly-hacked-201318818.html

FAO Food Price Index falls despite climbing dairy prices http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213481/icode/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=FAOnews&utm_content=gk

Tapstream Is Making Mobile Ads Smarter With “Deferred Deep Links,” A Way To Point Users To App Landing Pages After They Install http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/23/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 http://www.wired.com/medtech/genetics/magazine/15-12/ff_genomics?currentPage=all

20 unpronounceable tech brands — and how to say them http://www.itworld.com/it-management/403502/20-unpronounceable-tech-brands-and-how-say-them

Can Twitter’s Big Data Influence The Music Business? http://www.forbes.com/sites/bobbyowsinski/2014/02/06/can-twitters-big-data-influence-the-music-business/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Venture capital’s stunning lack of female decision-makers http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/02/06/venture-capitals-stunning-lack-of-female-decision-makers/?utm_content=bufferfddfe&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Artificial intelligence: the companies behind Britain’s ‘smart’ revolution http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10610734/Artificial-intelligence-the-companies-behind-Britains-smart-revolution.html

As artificial intelligence grows, so do ethical concerns http://www.sfgate.com/technology/article/As-artificial-intelligence-grows-so-do-ethical-5194466.php

Computing with silicon neurons: Scientists use artificial nerve cells to classify different types of data http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140128094539.htm

‘Friendly’ robots could allow for more realistic human-android relationships http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140206082401.htm

6 Exponential Technologies of Tomorrow http://www.wfs.org/content/6-exponential-technologies-tomorrow

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/20/anti-ageing-human-trials

U.S. Agencies Take Significant Step Toward Wirelessly Connecting Vehicles To One Another http://singularityhub.com/2014/02/05/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 http://singularityhub.com/2014/02/06/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? http://singularityhub.com/2014/02/03/do-you-trust-internet-connected-appliances-enough-to-let-them-run-your-home-2/

Illumina Claims New Sequencer Transcribes 18,000 Genomes per Year at $1,000 Each http://singularityhub.com/2014/02/02/illumina-claims-new-sequencer-transcribes-18000-genomes-per-year-at-1000-each/

Simple Method for Creating Stem Cells Promises Cheaper, Faster Therapies http://singularityhub.com/2014/01/30/simple-method-for-creating-stem-cells-promises-cheaper-faster-therapies/

Google’s AI Acquisition Blurs Lines Between Futuristic Visions and Business-as-Usual http://singularityhub.com/2014/01/30/googles-ai-acquisition-blurs-lines-between-futuristic-visions-and-business-as-usual/

Rejections for Sandy Grants Are Questioned http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303496804579365431674359994?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303496804579365431674359994.html&mod=e2tw

New Inexpensive Skin Test in Development to Diagnose Malaria in an Instant http://singularityhub.com/2014/01/29/new-inexpensive-skin-test-to-diagnose-malaria-in-an-instant/

uArm, A Mini Robotic Arm You Can Assemble and Control http://singularityhub.com/2014/01/28/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…”

CITATION(S): “…HUMAN KNOWLEDGE IS DOUBLING EVERY TEN YEARS [AS PER THE 1998 STANDARDS]….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…”

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 http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7034/The-Ryno-Microcycle-is-a-Sci-Fi-Inspired-Single-Wheeler.aspx

Rigged rules mean economic growth increasingly “winner takes all” for rich elites all over world http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-01-20/rigged-rules-mean-economic-growth-increasingly-winner-takes-all-for-rich-elites

Economist Debates: Democracy economist.com http://www.economist.com/debate/overview/196

Behavioral Economics Gives The Advertising Industry A Nudge In The Right Direction http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnowrid/2014/02/05/behavioural-economics-gives-the-advertising-industry-a-nudge-in-the-right-direction/

Penn State Students Seek Crowdfunding To Land A Hopping Rover On The Moon http://realtime.rediff.com/news/realtime/Penn-State-Students-Seek-Crowdfunding-To-Land-A-Hopping-Rover-On-The-Moon/fe9c342fe29a4b1d?src=interim_alsoreadheadline

Bitcoin Has the Power to Transform Digital Media Forever http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-power-transform-digital-media-forever/

The coin prince: inside Bitcoin’s first big money-laundering scandal http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/4/5374172/the-coin-prince-charlie-shrem-bitinstant-bitcoin-money-laundering-scandal

Business consulting – helping you outperform in a digital world http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/gbs/consulting/

Be it bitcoins or dollars, money’s value rooted in beliefs http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-02-03/news/46964128_1_stateless-currencies-one-bitcoin-zerocoin

Why Google Cannot Run The World: Wisdom = Data + Experience http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgebradt/2014/02/05/why-google-can-not-run-the-world-wisdom-data-experience/

Why Launching an Online Brand Takes Guts and 3 Tips for How to Do It Right http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2326949/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? http://www.businessinsider.com/satya-nadella-email-to-microsoft-employees-2014-2

Five things you should know about running your business from home http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2014/jan/29/home-business-working-technology

UPDATE 2-JPMorgan to pay $614 mln in U.S. mortgage fraud case http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/05/jpmorgan-settle-idUSL2N0L928N20140205

Three things to watch on information sharing http://fcw.com/articles/2014/01/31/paul-on-info-sharing-2014.aspx

Senate cybersecurity report finds agencies often fail to take basic preventive measures http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/senate-cybersecurity-report-finds-agencies-often-fail-to-take-basic-preventive-measures/2014/02/03/493390c2-8ab6-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_story.html

UK Governments 10 Step Guide to reducing risk of Cyber Attack https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/73128/12-1120-10-steps-to-cyber-security-executive.pdf

Do You Want a Lot More Social Media Views? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140204130648-36792-do-you-want-a-lot-more-social-media-views?trk=RSS_Feed

Interview: Peter Singer on cybersecurity and cyberwar http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2014/02/04/Interview-Peter-Singer-on-cybersecurity-and-cyberwar.aspx#.UvLYGhSnwp0.twitter

A Guide to the Internet of Things Infographic http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-systems/iot/internet-of-things-starts-with-intelligence-inside.html

Facebook domain hacked by Syrian Electronic Army http://www.tweaktown.com/news/35284/facebook-domain-hacked-by-syrian-electronic-army/index.html

The Rise of Quantum Computing http://csrspreadscience.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/the-rise-of-quantum-computing/

Wozniak: Apple Could Build Droid Phones, Warns of ‘Police State’ http://www.cmswire.com/cms/mobile-enterprise/wozniak-apple-could-build-droid-phones-warns-of-police-state-024070.php

Your memory is no video camera: It edits the past with present experiences http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140204185651.htm

Superhumans Created by Nanotechnology within 30 years http://www.thatsreallypossible.com/news/852/nanotechnology-superhumans/

5 Emerging Technologies That Could Destroy The World http://www.thatsreallypossible.com/news/1145/5-emerging-technologies-that-could-destroy-the-world/

Man Gets First Prosthetic Hand That Can Feel http://news.yahoo.com/man-gets-first-prosthetic-hand-feel-202300302.html

PENTAGON CHIEF: The Military Is Facing A Potential Ethical ‘Breakdown’ http://www.businessinsider.com/hagel-ethical-breakdown-2014-2

The Future Of Stealth Camouflage In Special Operations http://www.businessinsider.com/the-future-of-stealth-camouflage-in-special-operations-2014-2

CONTAGION: Here Are 12 Frequently-Asked Questions About One Of The Most Serious Risks In Financial Markets http://www.businessinsider.com/contagion-frequently-asked-questions-2014-2#ixzz2sVwwoExE

A New Quantum Communication Breakthrough Will Help Us Make A Super-Secure Internet http://www.businessinsider.com/quantum-teleportation-fiber-optics-2014-2#ixzz2sVyPBOCl

Extraordinary stem cell method tested in human tissue http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25004-extraordinary-stem-cell-method-tested-in-human-tissue.html#.UvMaFrTSmHd

Is Google Building An Android Army? They Just Bought Another Artificial Intelligence Company http://www.policymic.com/articles/81105/is-google-building-an-android-army-they-just-bought-another-artificial-intelligence-company

Ray Kurzweil is wrong: The Singularity is not near http://pando.com/2014/02/03/the-singularity-is-not-near/

PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/05/idUS371088795720140205

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…”

CITATION: “…BEGINNING WITH THE AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE KNOWN WORLD AT THE TIME OF CHRIST, STUDIES HAVE ESTIMATED THAT THE FIRST DOUBLING OF THAT KNOWLEDGE TOOK PLACE ABOUT 1700 A.D. THE SECOND DOUBLING OCCURRED AROUND THE YEAR 1900. IT IS ESTIMATED TODAY THAT THE WORLD’S KNOWLEDGE BASE WILL DOUBLE AGAIN BY 2010 AND AGAIN AFTER THAT BY 2013…”

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

Faraway Planets May Be Far Better for Life http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/superhabitable-planets/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+sciam/space+%28Topic:+Space%29

Six Trends That Will Shape Consumer Behavior This Year http://www.forbes.com/sites/onmarketing/2014/02/04/six-trends-that-will-shape-consumer-behavior-this-year/

Viewing Cancer as a Physics Problem Suggests New Treatments http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/viewing-cancer-as-a-physics-problem-suggests-new-treatments/

Brain Scans Show Promise for Early Detection of Cognitive Problems http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/brain-scans-show-promise-for-early-detection-of-cognitive-problems/

DNA-origami nanotubes self-align with self-organized nanoscale patterns to create nanoelectronic circuits http://www.kurzweilai.net/dna-origami-nanotubes-self-align-with-self-organized-nanoscale-patterns-to-create-nanoelectronic-circuits

First single-molecule LED http://www.kurzweilai.net/first-single-molecule-led

Virus-free, cord-blood-derived stem cells repair retinal tissue in mice http://www.kurzweilai.net/virus-free-cord-blood-derived-stem-cells-repair-retinal-tissue-in-mice

Will ‘borophene’ replace graphene as a better conductor of electrons? http://www.kurzweilai.net/will-borophene-replace-graphene-as-a-better-conductor-of-electrons

The mind-blowing mathematics of sunflowers http://www.sciencedump.com/content/mind-blowing-mathematics-sunflowers

Miniature satellites utilize UDP-based multicasting over WIFI to relay data in a more secure and direct way. http://www.psfk.com/2014/02/outer-space-wifi-global-access.html#!usmgT

First Single-Molecule LED http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/semiconductors/nanotechnology/first-single-molecule-led

The Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense 5.0 Opens to Public Comment https://www.sans.org/press/the-critical-security-controls-for-effective-cyber-defense-5-opens-to-public-comment.php

Six Simple Insights to Become a Better Innovator http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140203094739-206580-six-simple-insights-to-become-a-better-innovator

13 Predictions About The Future That Were Spectacularly Wrong http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/03/wrong-predictions-about-the-future_n_4297269.html

The future of wearables: 8 predictions from tech leaders http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57618181-94/the-future-of-wearables-8-predictions-from-tech-leaders/

India’s first ‘school in the cloud’ aims to elevate kids http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57618332-1/indias-first-school-in-the-cloud-aims-to-elevate-kids/

Nationalism could destroy global economy, warns Christine Lagarde http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/globalbusiness/10615697/Nationalism-could-destroy-global-economy-warns-Christine-Lagarde.html

“Perception” and “Prediction” Goal of Ford’s MIT/Stanford Automated Driving Partnership http://www.arisplex.com/analysis/perception-prediction-goal-fords-mitstanford-automated-driving-partnership/

Johnson & Johnson Takes Newspaper Readers Back With Ads That Smell Like Baby Powder http://www.fastcocreate.com/3025969/johnson-johnson-takes-indian-newspaper-readers-back-with-ads-that-smell-like-baby-powder

Scratch-Off Bus Stop Ads Reveal Hidden Art http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/02/scratch-off-these-bus-stop-ads-to-reveal-hidden-art/

How Architecture Could Shape Your Microbiome http://www.fastcodesign.com/3025782/asides/how-architecture-could-shape-your-microbiome

Expansion Boom in the UK from Overseas Internet Shoppers http://localuknews.co.uk/article/expansion-boom-in-the-uk-from-overseas-internet-shoppers

Twitter Is Hiring Commerce Specialists http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/03/twitter-is-hiring-commerce-specialists/

Teaching Surgery With Google Glass–Will This Actually Work? http://www.fastcolabs.com/3026021/teaching-surgery-with-google-glass-will-this-actually-work

Lightwaves used by neuroscientists to improve brain tumor surgery http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140129114612.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fhealth_medicine%2Fdiseases_and_conditions+%28Diseases+and+Conditions+News+–+ScienceDaily%29

DARPA wants self-destructible computer chips http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/02/04/darpa-wants-self-destructible-computer-chips/

Spare parts for fighter jets made by 3D printers http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/spare-parts-for-fighter-jets-made-by-3d-printers-1-3256664

A market for anti-NSA technology emerges http://www.lohud.com/usatoday/article/4656195

Construction’s Growing Role in Renewable Energy http://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2014/01/13/316343.htm

CDM Jan 2014 is out for free – Welcome 2014: The Year of Mobile Spying and Privacy Concerns http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/21818/security/cdm-jan-2014-free-welcome-2014-year-mobile-spying-privacy-concerns.html

Solving the Mobile Device Dilemma: InZero Systems offers 2-Tablets-in-1 http://www.prlog.org/12276372-solving-the-mobile-device-dilemma-inzero-systems-offers-2-tablets-in-1.html

4 Things You Need to Know About Future NSA Director Michael Rogers http://mashable.com/2014/01/31/nsa-director-michael-rogers/

Bank Financing Played Big Role in Trade Collapse http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/01/31/bank-financing-played-big-role-in-trade-collapse/

What We Talk About When We Talk About Economies Of Scale In Tech http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/02/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-economies-of-scale-in-tech/

Al-Qaida Cuts Ties with Syrian Rebel Group http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/al-qaida-cuts-ties-syrian-rebel-group/

House Approves Bill on WMD Medical Countermeasures Expenditures http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/house-approves-bill-authorizing-use-funds-wmd-medical-countermeasures/

Moscow Agrees To Process Uzbekistan’s Spent Nuclear Fuel http://article.wn.com/view/2014/02/04/Moscow_Agrees_to_Process_Uzbekistans_Spent_Nuclear_Fuel/

Top 13 Cyber Security predictions for 2014… http://techday.com/it-brief/news/top-13-cyber-security-predictions-for-2014/174862/

Cyber Security Market Forecast 2014-2024 http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/cyber-security-market-forecast-2014-2024-243487631.html

Obama hooks up new school broadband plan http://www.zdnet.com/obama-hooks-up-new-school-broadband-plan-7000025964/

Sailors allegedly cheated on nuclear reactor tests http://www.stripes.com/

Secret Service urges lawmakers to do more on cyber crime http://news.yahoo.com/secret-urges-u-lawmakers-more-cyber-crime-210540738–sector.html

As Cyber Crime Matures, More Hacked Accounts Expected http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2014/02/03/as-cyber-crime-matures-more-hacked-accounts-expected/

Cyber-defence boss joins security company, warns: ‘You can’t keep a determined adversary out’ http://www.zdnet.com/cyber-defence-boss-joins-security-company-warns-you-cant-keep-a-determined-adversary-out-7000025931/

Military Force vs. Diplomacy: Can You Have One Without the Other? http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/01/military-force-vs-diplomacy-can-you-have-one-without-other/78014/?oref=d-skybox

Nation Faces Many Threats, Intelligence Chief Says http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=121608

Change Agents: William Li’s robot wants to police you http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/01/26/knightscope-k5-police-robot/4018047/

Troubleshooting TBI: How to Beat the Odds http://military-fitness.military.com/2014/02/troubleshooting-tbi-how-to-beat-the-odds.html

Narratives in the analytics era http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/2/4/5360412/nhl-analytics-narratives-media

Rural carriers start connecting customers to doctors via mobile video chat http://gigaom.com/2014/02/04/rural-carriers-start-connecting-customers-to-doctors-via-mobile-video-chat/

Out in the Open: Man Creates One Programming Language to Rule Them All http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/02/julia/

From Secondary Intelligence Shortage to Secondary Intelligence Surplus http://www.clearci.com/blog/bid/193744/From-Secondary-Intelligence-Shortage-to-Secondary-Intelligence-Surplus

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles http://gigaom.com/2014/02/03/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 http://qz.com/169206/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.’…”

RECOMMENDED BOOK: Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime by Aubrey de Grey and Michael Rae. ISBN-13: 978-0312367077

Do autistic brains create more information at rest or do they have weaker connectivity — or both? http://www.kurzweilai.net/do-autistic-brains-create-more-information-at-rest-or-do-they-have-weaker-connectivity-or-both

‘Electronic tongue’ identifies brands of beer with 81.9% accuracy http://www.kurzweilai.net/electronic-tongue-identifies-brands-of-beer-with-81-9-accuracy

Bodily maps of emotions http://www.kurzweilai.net/bodily-maps-of-emotions

Antibiotic ‘smart bomb’ can target specific strains of bacteria http://www.kurzweilai.net/antibiotic-smart-bomb-can-target-specific-strains-of-bacteria

Trends and Predictions: How the Future Looks Like for Web Design in 2014 http://www.instantshift.com/2013/12/31/how-the-future-looks-like-for-web-design-in-2014/

Credit cards of the future: 4 exciting trends http://www.nasdaq.com/article/credit-cards-of-the-future-4-exciting-trends-cm128025#ixzz2sMsGbooH

The 5 foods best-suited for 3D printing http://www.fooddive.com/news/the-5-foods-best-suited-for-3d-printing/222556/

Nature is Not Human-Centric http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/01/nature-is-not-human-centric/

Your Brain Is Fine-Tuning Its Wiring Throughout Your Life http://myscienceacademy.org/2014/02/03/your-brain-is-fine-tuning-its-wiring-throughout-your-life/?fb_action_ids=10152136722100795&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=[238069896376047]&action_type_map=[%22og.likes%22]&action_ref_map=[]

The World’s Smallest Engine Runs on a Single Atom http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/extreme-machines/the-worlds-smallest-engine-runs-on-a-single-atom-16451781

Guest column: Constituent care — Are government contact centers ready for the generational flood? http://fedscoop.com/guest-column-constituent-care-government-contact-centers-ready-generational-flood/#.UvAFKBasOSY.twitter

Searching for Life on Earth-Like Planets May Be a Mistake, Need to Consider Superhabitable Planets http://scitechdaily.com/searching-life-earth-like-planets-may-mistake-need-consider-superhabitable-planets/

Survey says more attention being paid to data privacy, but still a ways to go http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/013114-survey-says-more-attention-being-278332.html?source=nww_rss&utm_content=buffer90b74&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Quantum engineers make a major step towards a scalable quantum computer http://www.kurzweilai.net/quantum-engineers-make-a-major-step-towards-a-scalable-quantum-computer

Was There A Beginning Of Time And Will There Be An End Of Time? http://www.messagetoeagle.com/timeslowingdown.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Messagetoeaglecom+%28Message+To+Eagle+-+News%29#.UvEN9LTSmHd

DHS has become the epicenter for government cybersecurity http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/32882?c=cyber_security

THE FUTURE OF THE MIND: Official Trailer http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/89414/the-future-of-the-mind/

What the Internet of Things Will Mean for CIOs http://www.cio.com/article/747634/What_the_Internet_of_Things_Will_Mean_for_CIOs

Why predictive maintenance is more relevant today than ever before http://www.simafore.com/blog/bid/204618/Why-predictive-maintenance-more-relevant-today-than-ever-before

Stanford scientists put free text-analysis tool on the web http://engineering.stanford.edu/research-profile/stanford-scientists-put-free-text-analysis-tool-web

Dangerous ideas: About that Princeton Facebook study – wrong, but not entirely crazy http://which-50.com/post/75339864941/dangerous-ideas-about-that-princeton-facebook-study

Personal Banking and the Data-Driven Approach http://www.analyticbridge.com/profiles/blogs/personal-banking-and-the-data-driven-approach?xg_source=activity

20 Lessons Enterprise CIOs Can Learn from Supercomputing http://www.datanami.com/datanami/2012-11-12/20_lessons_enterprise_big_data_buffs_can_learn_from_supercomputing.html

Big data misused to justify vaccination http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/big-data-misused-to-justify-vaccination

First Single-Molecule LED http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/semiconductors/nanotechnology/first-single-molecule-led

Employment in Renewable Energy Sector Reaches 5.7 Million Globally http://www.irena.org/News/Description.aspx?NType=A&mnu=cat&PriMenuID=16&CatID=84&News_ID=351

The World Has Deep Areas of Expertise. We Need Agility and Context http://bigthink.com/big-think-edge/the-world-has-deep-areas-of-expertise-we-need-agility-and-context?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+bigthink/main+%28Big+Think+Main%29

Marc Andreessen Has A Great Answer For Why Bitcoin Matters http://www.businessinsider.com/marc-andreessen-on-why-bitcoin-is-worth-money-2014-1

Motorola Patents Electronic Telepathy http://hplusmagazine.com/2014/01/14/electronic-telepathy/

New Solar Cells Get the Blues in a Good Way http://www.21stcentech.com/energy-update-solar-cells-blues-good/

A window to the future of research http://www.mpg.de/7865824/Science_Tunnel

Surface map of a brown dwarf http://www.mpg.de/7870755/surface-map-brown-dwarf

The future of oil supply http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/site/2014/2006.xhtml

The Human enhancement and the future of work project http://royalsociety.org/policy/projects/human-enhancement/workshop-report/

Whole-genome sequence of a flatfish provides insights into ZW sex chromosome evolution and adaptation to a benthic lifestyle http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.2890.html

Scientists reading fewer papers for first time in 35 years http://www.nature.com/news/scientists-reading-fewer-papers-for-first-time-in-35-years-1.14658

Elsevier opens its papers to text-mining http://www.nature.com/news/elsevier-opens-its-papers-to-text-mining-1.14659

Top UK university pledges reform to ‘change the culture’ of its animal research http://blogs.nature.com/news/2014/01/top-uk-university-pledges-reform-to-change-the-culture-of-its-animal-research.html

Challenging Israel http://blogs.nature.com/tradesecrets/2014/01/22/challenging-israel/

Pruning Synapses Improves Brain Connections http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39055/title/Pruning-Synapses-Improves-Brain-Connections/

Science Cartoonist Doesn’t Draw “Funny Style” http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39033/title/Science-Cartoonist-Doesn-t-Draw–Funny-Style-/

Opinion: The Burden of Proof http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39053/title/Opinion–The-Burden-of-Proof/

The Dilemma of Space Debris http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/1/the-dilemma-of-space-debris

Flights of Fancy in Avian Evolution http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/1/flights-of-fancy-in-avian-evolution

How to Fight Back Against Antibiotic Resistance http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/1/how-to-fight-back-against-antibiotic-resistance

Ocean Acidification: The Other Climate Change Issue http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/1/ocean-acidification-the-other-climate-change-issue

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…”

RECOMMENDED BOOK: The Living Company: Growth, Learning and Longevity in Business by Arie De Geus. ISBN-13: 978-1857881851