EDITORIAL (kind of)
In medias res: I dare to ask all my friends who work at an university, institute, institution, community etc. to send the link
http://egooutpeters.blogspot.com/2011/07/informavores-sunday-no-465.html (or the link of the present issue)
to the website of their organizations. I want this newsletter to be known, read, used, waited, criticized, improved- WORKING on the greatest scale possible! Thank you!
I have to confess you that I have created this newsletter more than 9 years ago as a secret weapon in the fight against dumbing down.
I know painfully well the socialist type of dumbing down- it lets people starving for information. Access to information, even professional was restricted and ignorance was cultivated by all the possible means.
In seemingly contrast, capitalist style dumbing down is based on forced feeding with low quality information; the best synomym for this dumbing down is ‘encouraging stupidity.” It is a mega-business- cult of celebrities and other cults- moneytheistic or simply irrational, fairy tales for grown-ups, fanship, (nobody has read my essay; http://egooutpeters.blogspot.com/2011/07/dirtiest-f-word.html ) etc., etc. The list is too long…this editorial is too long.. I am trying to collect serious information and to offer it to you.
This is issue No. 466.
The State of the Internet: IPv4 Won't Die:
A Network for Wild Experimentation
ESNet and Internet2 have built a networking test bed for ideas that are too disruptive for the networks that people actually use. http://www.technologyreview.com/web/38107/?nlid=nlcomm&nld=2011-07-25&a=f
Internet as hard to give up as cigarettes, liquor, study says:
71% of the online Americans use video-sharing sites as You Tube:
SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.
Wendy Boswell – movie search, fast:
14 facts (& more) about Blekko: \
Two search engines that reward you for surfing the Internet:
BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES
Twitter Search Gets “New Twitter” Look & Feel:
Five free blogging tools:
Ultimate list of blogging tools for pros:
7 habits of highly effective Facebook search engines:
The MySpacing Of Facebook Continues
Can Facebook endure Google+?:
47 alternatives for Wikipedia: http://websearch.about.com/od/referencesearch/tp/wikipedia-alternatives.htm?nl=1
Google +1 button now 3X faster:
A Google Plus Primer on Links & Rank:
Google+: A Social Network Even Geeks Can Love?:
Google Labs Projects Left Hanging
With Google ending the “Labs” section of its website, we take a look at some of the cooler projects that now have an uncertain future: http://www.technologyreview.com/web/38108/?nlid=nlweb&nld=2011-07-27&a=f
Search For Hotels With Google Hotel Finder:
WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES
Fake dictionary: http://fakedictionary.tumblr.com/
The top 24 sites for free books on the Web:
Web Tools: “5 Websites That Alert Book Lovers About New Book Releases”: http://infodocket.com/2011/07/28/web-tools-5-websites-that-alert-bok-lovers-about-new-book-releases/
Will We Ever Have a Fully Digital Brain?
British researchers are using a million ARM processing cores to simulate the human brain—or 1 percent of it, at least: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/26998/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-07-27.
The incredible shrinking human brain:
How the brain’s ‘workspace’ allows multitasking:
The Brain's Connectome -- From Branch to Branch:
Beauty is in the brain of the beholder:
Newly Discovered Gene Sheds Light On the Evolution of Life On Earth http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110725111531.htm
Society for the neurosciences:
Astronomers Discover Largest and Most Distant Reservoir of Water Yet: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110722132828.htm
Population- (even the abstracts are interesting)
World Population to Surpass 7 Billion in 2011; Explosive Population Growth Means Challenges for Developing Nations:
Bacterial Spite: When Kamikaze-Like Behavior Is a Good Strategy: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110727165135.htm
Megabugs- the world’s largest insects: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/megabugs-the-worlds-largest-insects#fbIndex1
Juliet Eilperin on the hidden world of sharks
Top Fusion Experiments
We review some of the attempts to contain ultrahot plasmas and create tiny stars on earth: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38167/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-07-29
The secret air-conditioning power of solar energy: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2PrKO1/www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/07/the-secret-air-conditioning-power-of-solar-energy/242370/
Biofuels: Novel Gene Increases Yeast's Appetite for Plant Sugars:
Battery You Can See Through
Transparent batteries could lead to designs for cell phones and other gadgets.:
Discoverers of graphene bring graphene-based electronics a step closer: http://www.gizmag.com/graphene-based-electronics-a-step-closer/19329/
Pure Nanotubes by the Kilo
An improved production process could make electrical transmission lines far more efficient.
Emulating Nature for Better Engineering: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110728162526.htm (it is about porosity).
Cheap plastic made from sugar-cane: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38114/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-07-25
5 ways to cool down your laptop:
Top 8 Tips for Using Laptops in Hot & Warm Weather
GE pushes ahead with 500GB holographic disc storage: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218695/GE_pushes_ahead_with_500GB_holographic_disc_storage?source=CTWNLE_nlt_storage_2011-07-28
EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART
Are you a scientist?: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/06/scientist-121.html (Thanks to David Gurteen)
Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas: http://news.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=2902
Michael Shermer about his book “The Believing Brain”: http://www.michaelshermer.com/2011/07/the-believing-brain/
Dreaming of prehistory- an essay by Dave Pollard: http://howtosavetheworld.ca/2011/07/26/dreaming-of-prehistory/
Also by Dave Pollard – the limits of what you can learnonline or alone http://howtosavetheworld.ca/2011/07/29/the-limits-to-what-you-can-learn-online-or-alone/
To forgive isn't divine, it's deeply human:
Fear is the mind killer: http://bigthink.com/ideas/39406?utm_source=Big+Think+Weekly+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=d17d6b5dcb-Wednesday_Newsletter_Tara_Sophia_Mohr_June_8_2011&utm_medium=email
Fall of the Neanderthals: Volume of Modern Humans Infiltrating
Europe Cited as Critical Factor:
Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics:
Stories about innovations- inspiring:
Leadership= which change model should you pick:
6 Ways to Kill creativity:
Curse of knowledge:
Becoming personal knowledge managers:
Life in perpetual beta:
I have subscribed to this blog.
How to build confidence: http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2011/04/how-to-build-confidence.html
Euro- short term gain and long term pain
Usually I don’t use this source here, but I liked the paper
Entrepreneurial error- a nice story from Miki Saxon:
Free agents and enlightened despots:
http://www.jarche.com/2011/07/free-agents-and-enlightened-despots/ Harold Jarche’s blog is a new source for IS.
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Massive Project to Study the Link between Genetics and Health
Kaiser Permanente has compiled the genetic and medical data of 100,000 of its members: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/38133/?nlid=nlbio&nld=2011-07-26
The top causes of death by age: http://culturaloffering.com/2011/07/26/because-you-were-dying.as
Are cancers newly evolved speciei?:
The Most Accurate Human Genetic Map to Date
A map created using DNA sequence from African-Americans highlights "hot spots" in the genome, which are often linked to disease.:
Glucose Meter Can Detect Cocaine, Uranium in Blood
Creative chemistry lets an inexpensive, off-the-shelf meter measure a variety of medically important targets:
Positive Teens Become Healthier Adults: Adolescents With a Sunny Outlook On Life May Have Better Health in Their Adult Years:
When My Father's Heart Outlived His Brain: Are We Keeping People Alive Longer Than We Should?:
(if you are sensitive- or old- better don’t read!)
New Gene for Intellectual Disability Discovered:
of the Microbes: Pseudomonas Breaches Cell Walls of Rival Bacteria Without Hurting Itself: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110720142129.htm Battle
Brain Aneurysn: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/brainaneurysm.html
Bowel Movements: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bowelmovement.html
FOOD & COOKING
Saving Fuel While Plowing: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110725123555.htm
Restaurants Where You Only Pay What You Can Afford?
A Visionary Way to Bring Good Food to the Poor Is Taking Off:
It says “Hand-picked recipes, personalized for you”:
The science and magic of beer;
How to Tell Real Whiskey from Fake, Faster:
The story behind our obsession with bottled water
15 minute summer recipes:
Believers in Mysterious Planet Nibiru, Comet Elenin Await Earth's End http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/07/24/believers-in-mysterious-planet-nibiru-comet-elenin-await-earths-end/#ixzz1T6GlhtoT
How 50 Big Companies Got Their NamesL
SPAM & SPYWARE
VIRUSES & e-CROOKS
How I Finally Got Rid of The Malware That Wouldn't Die:
A new issue of the Hoax Slayer:
How to Protect Yourself From Clickjacking Attacks:
A new online banking scam:
Google's two-step authentication goes worldwide:
Hi Peter, I posted this link up on our home page.ReplyDelete
I especially loved the Fake Dictionary.
Cold Fusion NOW!
Thank you, Ruby! My favoritew links are usually those re search (I am a very stubborn websearcherReplyDelete
and like difficult tasks) and those re brain, usually surprising- 80% bad surprses, 20% good ones.