Sunday, April 17, 2011

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No 451

SEARCH

INTERNET

SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

How useful is personalized search:   
http://www.technologyreview.com/web/37323/?nlid=4333&a=f                                     

Top 10 best semantic search engines to get more accurate results:

Wendy Boswell teaches us:

The Top Twenty Strange Websites on the Web:

Top Twenty Web Celebs (you know what I think about celebs!):

Bigfoot, Chupacabras, and vampire dogs - what's going on? http://websearch.about.com/b/2008/08/14/bigfoot-chupacabras-and-vampire-dogs-whats-going-on.htm?nl=1

The Top 20 Web Memes:




Can an Algorithm Spot the Next Google?

Incompetent Research Skills Curb Users' Problem Solving: http://www.useit.com/alertbox/search-skills.html


BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES

10 ways to find blogs you’ll love:

The truth about Twitter’s troubles:

Twitter more robust than it may seem:

GOOGLE

 

Revenue Rises at Google but Profit Misses Forecasts, and Analysts Point to Spending: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/technology/15google.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2


Google’s social strategy:

 

Introduction to Google PageRank: Myths & Facts: http://searchenginewatch.com/3642190


Hundreds of tweaks show Google is still searching:


WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

 

Weak Evidence for Word-Order Universals: Language Not as 'Innate' as Thought?:

 

Africa the Birthplace of Human Language, Analysis Suggests::


SCIENCE

 

Toward a Computer Model of the Brain: New Technique Poised to Untangle Brain's Complexity: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110410181302.htm

 

First Comprehensive Gene Map of the Human Brain: More Than 90 Percent Similarity Among Humans: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110412121238.htm

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/04/worlds-first-human-brain-map-u.html


Brain stimulation accelerates learning:

Mechanism of Long-Term Memory Identified: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110413121003.htm


The moral formula: How facts inform our ethics:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-moral-formula-how-facts-inform-our-ethics-2265991.html

 

Toads Keep Their Brains Germ-Free:


New Genetic Study Helps Solve Darwin's Mystery About Ancient Evolution of Flowering Plants:

World of discovery

Science’s new age of enlightenment spreads to once-dark nations:

 

Social Wasps Show How Bigger Brains Provide Complex Cognition: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110411152518.htm

 

Bacterial Genome May Hold Answers to Mercury  (organic) Mystery: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110408163915.htm

 

Giants Who Scarfed Down Fast-Food Feasts: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/12/science/12dinosaurs.html?_r=2&ref=science

 

How did the dinosaurs have sex? : http://www.slate.com/id/2291122/?from=rss

 

Physics for the 21st Century: http://www.learner.org/resources/series213.html

 

Earthquakes: Are There Really More Now Than Ever Before, or Are We More Aware of Them?;: http://matadornetwork.com/change/earthquakes-are-there-really-more-now-than-ever-before-or-are-we-more-aware-of-them


TECHNOLOGY


Batteries that recharge in seconds:

 

Spiking biofuel with nanoparticles found to increase performance:

http://www.gizmag.com/nanoparticle-biofuel-performance/18361/

 

Google invests US$ 168 million in world’s largest solar power plant:

http://www.gizmag.com/google-invests-168-million-in-solar-power-tower/18383/picture/132965/

 

Solar Power Without Solar Cells: A Hidden Magnetic Effect of Light Could Make It Possible:

 

The Wind Industry Fights Back Against Claims Of Uselessness: http://www.fastcompany.com/1747387/the-wind-industry-fights-back-against-claims-of-uselessness

 

Green Energy' Advance: Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110411142311.htm


IBM shows smallest, fastest grapheme processor:

America’s tech decline, a reading guide:

Five new technologies that will change the world (and win at Jeopardy!): http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Tech/2011/0412/Five-new-technologies-that-will-change-the-world-and-win-at-Jeopardy!?cmpid=ema:nws:Daily%20Auto%2004122011&cmpid=ema:nws:NTI5OTYyOTAzMwS2


Spider-silk-producing silkworms to be commercially developed:



EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART

 

Psychologists Say Well-Being Is More Than 'Happiness’:


10 tips on how to write less badly

 

Who spends the most years in retirement?: http://flowingdata.com/2011/04/07/who-spends-the-most-years-in-retirement/

 

Psychologists Closing in on Causes of Claustrophobic Fear:

 

National Geographic  blogs: http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/

 

Scientists rebel against Carl Linnaeus' system: http://www.swedishwire.com/science/9419-scientists-rebell-against-carl-linnaeus-system-



BUSINESS

Information production explodes, consumption stagnates:

Importance of critical thinking for innovation: 

Enriching a few at the expenses of many:

Pareto, Juran and your vital few:

Wally Bock-  a bunch of Cs for the bosses


Help Employees Listen When They Don't Want to Hear:



The essence of a great presentation:

Nobodies are the new somebodies:

Nuclear realism after Fukushima:

HEALTH & MEDICINE



Frequent Shopping Prolongs Life, Study Suggests:


Do cellphones cause brain tumor?:

 

Possible Cause of Salt-Induced Hypertension Identified:


FOOD & COOKING

The health halo effect- don’t judge a food by its organic level:

Mutation breeding creates the world’s most perfect orange:

 

Why your diet makes you angry:


Healthy spring recipes:


MISCELLANEA

 

Myths about Yuri Gagarin: http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1820/1


Possibly controversial: What if Making Babies -- Extending the Species -- Isn't the Real Reason for Having Sex?:


SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   

 

U.S. shutters botnet, can disable malware remotely:


VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

The Web’s trust issue:

How do I surf the Web anonymously

 

Free PDF Readers: Alternatives to Adobe Reader / Acrobat:


WiFi


The future of cellphones- dialling with your thoughts:



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