Sunday, June 26, 2011

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No. 461

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INTERNET

Fast Facts: A Look at Some of What Happens Every 60 Seconds on the Internet (Infographic):            http://infodocket.com/2011/06/19/fast-facts-a-look-at-some-of-what-happens-every-60-seconds-on-the-internet-infographic/

ICANN Approves Historic Change to Internet’s Domain Name System: http://www.bespacific.com/mt/archives/027558.html#27558

The Web is shrinking. Now what?:

End of the Internet as we know it:

5 technologies that will shape the Web:

Can AI be your guide on the Web?:

More efficient e-mails:

SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

Wendy Boswell’s search school (4):
Google debuts search by image:

Wendy Boswell, search for movies and TV shows:

Bing and Decide: search with your friends:

How to find sheet-music with your favorite search engine:

Yahoo App Search: find interesting smartphone apps for your iPhone or Android:


A biologically inspired visual search engine;



Pew Internet, identity:
http://www.pewinternet.org/topics/Identity.aspx                                   


Pew Internet, blogs:

BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES

 

Comparing Facebook Like vs. Google +1:



GOOGLE

 

Google: 'At scale, everything breaks: http://www.kurzweilai.net/google-at-scale-everything-breaks


Google Places Two Bets on a Post-PC World:

 

Google — With Help From YouTube — Hits One Billion Visitors Before Facebook:

http://searchengineland.com/google-not-facebook-is-the-worlds-biggest-site-82740?utm_source=sel&utm_medium=scap&utm_campaign=email


At Google, groups are key of the company’s culture:

A New Book Chapter by Two Googlers: “Indexing the World Wide Web: The Journey So Far”                                 http://infodocket.com/2011/06/22/a-new-book-chapter-by-two-googlers-indexing-the-world-wide-web-the-journey-so-far/

Being Googley:

WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

 

Early Experience Found Critical for Language Development:


Researchers Identify Components of Speech Recognition Pathway in Humans:
http://www.kurzweilai.net/researchers-identify-components-of-speech-recognition-pathway-in-humans

A Podcast and Two Reports From “The Book Tomorrow: The Future Of The Written Word” Conference: http://infodocket.com/2011/06/20/reportspodcasts-from-the-book-tomorrow-the-future-of-the-written-word-conference/

The British Library and Google to make 250,000 books available to all: http://www.bespacific.com/mt/archives/027561.html#27561

SCIENCE

 

In Tiny Worm, Unlocking Secrets of the Brain: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/science/21brain.html?_r=1

 

Competition Between Brain Cells Spurs Memory Circuit Development: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110623085949.htm

 

City living affects your brain, researchers find: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2et5SV/www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/jun/22/city-living-afffects-brain

 

Reason Seen More as Weapon Than Path to Truth:


What’s the future of synthetic biology?:

Cracking the Egg The egg reigns supreme as the animal kingdom’s preferred reproductive method:


Seven New Species of Mammals Discovered in Philippines:


Seven evolutionary leftovers in your body:

 

Scientists a Step Closer to Understanding 'Natural Antifreeze' Molecules: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110623130344.htm


Why Penguins are afraid of the Dark:

TECHNOLOGY

 

Five predictions for the future  of energy: http://www.fastcompany.com/1760900/five-energy-predictions-for-the-future

 

Solar Panel Prices Continue Dropping, Grid Parity Not Magic Bullet for PV: http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/06/23/251120/pv-panel-prices-continue-dropping-grid-parity-not-magic-bullet-for-solar/



Alta Devices Breaks Solar-Cell Record: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/37871/?nlid=4628


Small nuclear reactors get a customer: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/37861/?nlid=4623

Nuclear cleanup; http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/37812/?nlid=4628

Self-Cleaning Anodes Could Facilitate Cost-Effective Coal-Powered Fuel Cells: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110621114140.htm


Geothermal technology packs one-two punch against climate change: http://www.rdmag.com/News/2011/06/Energy-Geothermal-Geothermal-Technology-Packs-One-Two-Punch-Against-Climate-Change/



A look at future aircrafts:

Nanotechnology pushes battery life to eternity:


Researchers discover source for generating 'green' electricity: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-source-green-electricity.html


International Programme on the State of the Ocean:

From Seawater to Freshwater With a Nanotechnology Filter:

 

Archive Gallery: How The Space Age Influenced Design (Drea,m Cars):  http://www.popsci.com/technology/gallery/2011-06/archive-gallery-how-space-age-influenced-design


UCLA develops scalable method of fabricating high-speed graphene transistors:

http://www.kurzweilai.net/ucla-develops-scalable-method-of-fabricating-high-speed-graphene-transistors



Scientists Find Simple Way to Produce Graphene:



EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART

Living with mistakes:

 

Why are 160 million girls missing from Asia?: http://earthsky.org/human-world/why-are-160-million-girls-missing-from-asia


Free classical music: http://www.classiccat.net/

BUSINESS


Managing yourself, extreme productivity:

Managing Yourself: Can You Handle Failure?:

http://hbr.org/2011/04/managing-yourself-can-you-handle-failure/ar/1


Why does criticism seem more effective than praise?

Five ways to stay current at the work:

 

Need Innovation? Hire an Entrepreneur:


HEALTH & MEDICINE

'Ultrawideband' Could Be Future of Medical Monitoring:



The measured life:

 

Using ‘smart materials’ to develop new drugs:

http://www.kurzweilai.net/using-smart-materials-to-develop-new-drugs


FOOD & COOKING

FAO reports 1.3 billion tons of food produced for human combustion lost or wasted each year:

Better cooking through technology:
(needs log in)

Study confirms safety cancer targetinbg ability of nutrient from broccoli:

Production of the mustard oils- on the origin of an enzyme: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110317102548.htm

 

Thai-Style Chicken Salad Recipe: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarbsalads/r/asianchicksalad.htm?nl=1


Strawberries Boost Red Blood Cells, Study Finds:



The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis network


MISCELLANEA

 

The hair hall of fame:

Fireworks- hot as a blow torch:


SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   

 

Blekko Slashes More Spam With “Zorro” Update:


Bob Rankin how to remove spyware toolbars:

VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

Improvements in the state of security:

Google’s perspective on malware’s rise: http://www.technologyreview.com/video/?vid=720

The perfect scam:

Should you be afraid of scareware?:

Software extracts your location on Twtter even it’s secret: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/26904/?nlid=4617

 

No Easy Answers to Password Problems:


Mary Landesman, guide About re passwords;

Facebook security, safetuy and privacy:

Spies can send messages hidden in a Google Search:


WiFi

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