Sunday, February 13, 2011

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No 442

Many interesting things happened this week:

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SEARCH

1. INTERNET

 

The Internet Just Ran Out of Numbers:


Internet 2010 in numbers:

 

ahumanright.org plans to buy satellite and provide free Internet access for entire world:

http://www.gizmag.com/ahumanright-worlwide-free-internet-access/17820/

 

The World's Technological Capacity to Store, Communicate, and Compute Information: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2011/02/09/science.1200970.abstract?sa_campaign=Email/pap/10-February-2011/10.1126/science.1200970

How Much Information Is There in the World?:


Martin Hilbert: All human information, stored on CD, would reach beyond the moon

2. SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

Making bad search results history: http://www.technologyreview.com/web/32281/?nlid=4111

 

 

The Answers Are Out There, and New Q. and A. Sites Dig Them Up: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/technology/07question.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26

 

9 Free OCR Software And Online Tools To Convert Your Images Into Text:

http://savedelete.com/best-free-ocr-software-tools.html


Nudgemail- the easiest way to send yourself reminders: http://www.nudgemail.com/

3. BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES



 

Does Using Facebook Lead to a Rollercoaster of Emotion?:


Why Some Twitter Posts Catch On, and Some Don’t


Twitter cannot save you:

The value of online friends; Networked resources via  social network sites: http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3314/2763

Social Media Search Engine Kule Search:

4. GOOGLE

How to use Google to search: http://searchengineland.com/guide/how-to-use-google-to-search

Susan Wojcicki: The most important Googler you've never heard of: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_17286427?nclick_check=1


Ten ways Google is the new Microsoft:

WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

 

Wordly wisdom What determines the length of words? MIT researchers say they know: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/words-count-0210.html



SCIENCE

 

Metaknowledge- essential for leveraging scientific research:

http://www.kurzweilai.net/metaknowledge-essential-for-leveraging-scientific-research

 

Speaking In Defense Of Science: http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2011/02/09/133591874/speaking-in-defense-of-science

 

Researchers develop ‘camera’ that will show your mind:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/researchers-develop-camera-that-will-show-your-mind/article1895605/

 

Are brains shrinking to make us smarter? http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-brains-smarter.html

 

Neural Communication: Weak Electrical Fields in the Brain Help Neurons Fire Together: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110202132617.htm

 

The Brain Knows What the Nose Smells, but How?: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110204205511.htm

 

How the brain learns from mistakes:

 

Shocking new brain research:

 

Brain maps reveal clue to mental decline:


How the brain compresses visual information:

 

‘Pessimists' brains may be wired that way: http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2011/02/08/pessimists-brain-npy.html


Clay-Armored Bubbles May Have Formed First Protocells: Minerals Could Have Played a Key Role in the Origins of Life:

 

The future of human genome:

Discovery of Jumping Gene Cluster Tangles Tree of Life

 

2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2048138-1,00.html

 

Choices -- Not Discrimination -- Determine Success for Women Scientists, Experts Argue: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110207151214.htm

 

Ancient body clock discovered that helps to keep all living things on time:

http://www.gizmag.com/ancient-body-clock-discovered-that-helps-to-keep-all-living-things-on-time/17749/

 

Why celebrate Darwin’s Day?:


Secret Life of Bees Now a Little Less Secret:

 

 

The mystery of the Stone Scorpion:

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/02/the-mystery-of-the-stone-scorpio.html

 

Our sun in 3D, for first time in human history

Sensational but serious too- so I include this here.

I must read this book: How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells”:  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227021.900-review-ihow-we-live-and-why-we-die-the-secret-lives-of-cellsi-by-lewis-wolpert.html


Model terrorism- Can statistics help us predict and pre-empt terrorist attacks?: http://www.stats.org/stories/2011/model_terrorism_feb7_11.html


TECHNOLOGY

The key to better solar cells: bumpy mirrors: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/32277/?nlid=4094&a=f

 

Air hybrid vehicles could halve fuel consumption: http://www.gizmag.com/air-hybrid-vehicles-could-cut-fuel-consumption-in-half/17810/

 

Jatropha: Green Biodiesel from African Tree: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110208091656.htm

The next graphene?: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/32283/?nlid=4108&a=f

The top ten e-paper devices coming in the next 20 years:


Fantastic Plastic, Part 3: Polymemories: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/71829.html

Woodpecker's head inspires shock absorbers: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20088-woodpeckers-head-inspires-shock-absorbers.html

Do Not Attempt to steal

Special transparent adhesives, dabbed on valuables or sprayed on thieves, are helping police solve crimes: http://www.economist.com/node/18060453


One of the most useful sites I have ever discovered Ask Leo!:
Helping people with computers...one answer at a time:

Sizing Up Crowds Pushes Limits of Technology:

 

Have You Charged Your Eyeglasses Today (electronic eyeglasses):


EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART

Major religions on the end of the world:

 

On Evolution, Biology Teachers Stray From Lesson Plan

 

Dinopedia Is a Dino-Lover's Dream:



Psychology- good to know- the Zeigarnik Effect: http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=37538&cn=117

The Silk Road online: http://idp.bl.uk/

Information is beautiful: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/

BUSINESS

The Economist – welcome to the World in 2011: http://www.economist.com/node/21015461

The February 2011 Leadership Development Carnival:

 

Can a big company innovate like a start-up: Can a Big Company Innovate Like a Start-Up?: http://blogs.hbr.org/ashkenas/2011/01/can-a-big-company-innovate-lik.html




Your Boss is Your Client (& Your Colleagues Are Too):


Disorienting leadership:

Asking for a favor- the three keys:

HEALTH & MEDICINE

 

Lifestyle affects life expectancy more than genetics:

http://esciencenews.com/articles/2011/02/07/lifestyle.affects.life.expectancy.more.genetics

 

A Birth-Defect Breakthrough: Prenatal Spinal Surgery

http://www.wbur.org/npr/133619351/a-birth-defect-breakthrough-prenatal-spinal-surgery

 

World Health Organization- Harmful uses of alcohol:

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs349/en/index.html

 

Social tips for people with Aspergers

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/aspergirls/201101/social-tips-people-aspergers

 

Blood clots made visible by nanoparticles: http://www.gizmag.com/blood-clots-made-visible-by-nanoparticles/17790/


Medicalization of aging:

Gene mutation linked to high blood pressure:

 

Surprising View of Brain Formation: Discovery of a New Mechanism May Have Implications for a Host of Diseases: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110209124139.htm

 

Study Shows That Vegans Are at a Greater Risk for Heart Disease:


FOOD & COOKING

 

A new search engine for recipes: http://foodily.com/

 

Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes Valentine Cookies http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/valentines-day-treats


Poor diets may lower children's IQ: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/feb/07/diet-children-iq



Oysters at Risk: Gastronomes' Delight Disappearing Globally:


MISCELLANEA

 

4000 Years Ago, Our Ancestors Liked To Play: http://www.archnews.co.uk/featured/5236-4000-yeas-ago-our-ancestors-liked-to-play.html

 

The Best Optical Illusion Videos And How They Trick Your Brain: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/11/the-best-optical-illusion-videos-and-how-they-trick-your-brain/


SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   


VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

The cyberweapon that could take down the internet:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20113-the-cyberweapon-that-could-take-down-the-internet.html

 

How to remove adware and spyware: http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/tp/adwarespyware.htm?nl=1

How to Remove sshnas.dll and sshhnas21.dll Trojans: http://antivirus.about.com/od/securitytips/ht/remove-sshnas-dll-trojan.htm?nl=1

The Most Common and Dangerous Passwords [infographic]  http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2011/02/06/how-to-avoid-the-most-common-and-dangerous-passwords-infographic/

 

The Problem with Passwords They're annoying to remember, insecure, and costly for companies


WiFi

Wendy Boswell about the mobile Web:

What does Google have to offer on the mobile Web?


What are your favorite mobile sites?


Mobile Web Statistics


The Top Ten Mobile Search Engines


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