Sunday, September 18, 2011

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No 473

NOTE: The next issue of this newsletter will be published with some delay because the next week I will travel for scientific problems and tourism. Thank you for your understanding, the real informavore is always hungry and interested in the progress of the world. Please read all the issues of this newsletter.  A rivederci!

Peter

SEARCH

INTERNET

Measuring the Web, announcing the Web Index:

Milestones: Internet Archive Reaches 3 Million Downloadable Texts (and They’re All Free):                   http://infodocket.com/2011/09/17/milestones-internet-archive-reaches-3-million-downloadable-texts-and-theyre-all-free/


SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  


Bing gets more personal with adaptive search:

 

Wendy Boswell: How to Watch Free TV on the Web - The Best 18 Websites:


Hulu: http://websearch.about.com/od/freevideos/p/hulu.htm?nl=1                                    

 

Deep search engines the top five:

http://websearch.about.com/b/2011/09/08/deep-web-search-engines-the-top-five.htm?nl=1

 

A Few Technologies that Just Might Save Yahoo

It's easy to name the missed opportunities—but what does the company still have?:

BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES

Six Rules for Networking at Work:

A blog should have the following characteristics:

Harold Jarche- social networks drive innovation:

 

Canv.as Paints a New Approach to Social Networking

A new venture by 4chan founder Chris Poole intends to be both social and fun. http://www.technologyreview.com/web/38549/?nlid=nlweb&nld=2011-09-14

 

Social Media Week Reveals 10 Social Media Events that Shook the World:

https://socialtimes.com/social-media-week-reveals-10-social-media-events-that-shook-the-world_b78023


 

Top five best practices for a successful Facebook page

http://www.techieapps.com/top-five-best-practices-for-a-successful-facebook-page/

 

15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative:


Why Facebook is the new Yahoo:

GOOGLE


Google Flight Search Takes Off:

Why businesses will love Google +:

How Google Translate works:The web giant's translation service might serve up the odd batch of nonsense, but it's still one of the smartest communication tools of all time, as David Bellos explains:

Thanks to Brian Josephson for signalling this.

Google, I will miss you:

WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

The Hipster’s Dictionary: http://www.theatredance.com/hipster.html


Swedes pioneer new 'Spotify for e-books'’:



SCIENCE

That’s Interesting Curiosity drives discovery. But what, exactly, makes us curious?:


To the brain, scenes are sums of objects:

 

THE UNIVERSE IN A NUTSHELL: DR. MICHIO KAKU ON THE PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE:

 

Scientists Take First Step Towards Creating 'Inorganic Life':


Top ten mistakes when writing a research paper:


TECHNOLOGY

 

Should we develop a sense of urgency in science and technology development? http://jrse.aip.org/resource/1/jrsebh/v3/i4/p040401_s1?view=fulltext

Europeans Reignite Fusion Energy Project

The test of a new lining that can take the heat of fusion could be crucial for a planned reactor in France.: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38567/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-09-15

 

Battery Storage Could Get a Huge Boost from Seaweed

A binding agent found in everything from ice cream to cosmetics could let lithium-ion cells hold much more energy: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38531/?nlid=nlenrg&nld=2011-09-12

 

Harnessing electricity from low-power sources in the environment:

 

Intel Chases a More Power-Efficient Future

An improved microprocessor and a deal with Google could lead to more Intel chips in mobile devices. http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38578/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-09-15

Seven Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Laptop:


Nanoscale Spin Waves Can Replace Microwaves:

 

New Material Synthesized: Graphene Nanoribbons Inside of Carbon Nanotubes: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110914073159.htm

 

A New and Improved Moore's Law

Under "Koomey's law," it's efficiency, not power, that doubles every year and a half.

Bob Rankin- how fast is your PC?

Bob Rankin upgrade your hard drive to SSD?:

 

How to Make Your Hard Drive Infinite

A startup makes your computer's storage capacity seem bottomless by connecting it to the cloud: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/38613/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-09-16


Researchers begin testing of promising new nanomaterial for hydrogen storage:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-nanomaterial-hydrogen-storage.html


10 Best Sites For Digital Camera Reviews:


 EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART


Learning to ask the right question:


Budding scientist
Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kid:

 

A Roadmap for the Planet

How we live today is clearly unsustainable. Why history proves that is completely irrelevant:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/06/12/bjorn-lomborg-explains-how-to-save-the-planet.html.


 


Researchers Analyze the Evolving Human Relationship With Fire:


5 ways to manage your on-line reputation:

 

How to Catch a Con Artist and Other Fascinating Facts About Human Behavior:

http://gimundo.com/stuff/view/how-to-catch-a-con-artist-and-other-fascinating-facts-about-human-behavior/


Liar, liar…what personality types lte the most?

 

Self-Delusion Is a Winning Survival Strategy, Study Suggests:


Test your geography knowledge: http://lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/index.html

How big can cities get?:


Infographic of the day- what are your religious beliefs?

 

From Facebook to Freedom: Does Technology Spur Democracy?:

http://knowledge.wpcarey.asu.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2028


BUSINESS

 

What The New Patent Reform Act Means For Innovation


Tom Peters: First things before first things:

Innovation is the simplest way to solve problems:

 

25 CEOs Who Made More Than Their Companies Paid In Income Taxes:

http://consumerist.com/2011/08/25-ceos-who-made-more-than-their-companies-paid-in-taxes.html

 

Book review “Innovation you”:

 

Innovate or get out the way: http://bigthink.com/ideas/40166

 

Congress Gives US Patent Process Extreme Makeover:


The moral limits of Markets::

Organizational degeneration:

 

Power Corrupts, Especially When It Lacks Status

Individuals in roles that possess power but lack status have a tendency to engage in activities that demean others, according to new research from Stanford Graduate School of Business, USC, and the Kellogg School:  http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/research/halevy_power_2011.html?utm_source=Knowledgebase&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=September-11

 

How to recover from a blunder:

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/06/eventually_every_leader_will_m.html

 

Managing Yourself: The Paradox of Excellence:

http://hbr.org/2011/06/managing-yourself-the-paradox-of-excellence/sb1

 

Informal learning is business imperative:

http://www.jarche.com/2011/09/informal-learning-is-a-business-imperative/

 

On the Same Wavelength: The Inner Workings of Successful Teams: http://knowledge.wpcarey.asu.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2029

 

The Thought Leader Interview: Sylvia Nasar

The renowned author discusses how the great economists uncovered the basic truth about progress, prosperity, and productivity, and the reasons you should be careful which ideas you listen to:

http://www.strategy-business.com/article/11311?gko=72d26&cid=TL20110915

 

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study:                   http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2011/09/developing-leadership-training-program.html

 

How to wander effectively:

http://blog.threestarleadership.com/2009/08/25/how-to-wander-effectively.aspx

 

How Not to Grow

Successful growth strategies often turn on what companies decide not to do, and where not to go.

HEALTH & MEDICINE

 

IBM's Watson supercomputer to diagnose patients

Watson will initially be used to help treat cancer patients:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219937/IBM_s_Watson_supercomputer_to_diagnose_patients?source=CTWNLE_nlt_pm_2011-09-12

 

Medpedia

An open platform connecting people and information to advance medicine: http://www.medpedia.com/

 

A Family Learns the Secrets of Its Genomes

The findings demonstrate how genome analysis could guide health-care decisions for healthy people.:

New Rapid Test Tells Difference Between Bacterial and Viral Infections


More Evidence That Spicing Up Broccoli Boosts Its Cancer-Fighting Power: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110913091559.htm

 

An immune system trained to kill cancer:


New Clues to Molecular Understanding of Autism:


An Objective Way to Measure Pain

Researchers use brain imaging to detect patterns of brain activity associated with pain—a potential boon for doctors and drug developers.

In the Early Life of an Embryo, a Monster Lurks: Newly Fertilized Cells Only Narrowly Avoid Degenerating Into Fatal Chaos: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822121727.htm

 

Psychologists Discover Oxytocin Receptor Gene's Link to Optimism, Self-Esteem:



FOOD & COOKING

Food & Think Smthsonian:

Ten foods that will improve your mood:





7 ways to cook up a sustainable diet:

MISCELLANEA

 

Mind your manners.

 

SARTORIAL KNOWLEDGE SO YOU DON'T LOOK DUMB:


The Architect’s dress code:                                http://www.archdaily.com/168236/an-architects-dress-code/

50+ most amazing and coolest visit cards

25 things to throw out today:

SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   

 

New spam combat tool:                     http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/agenda/2011-08-28-14-48-17/7061-new-spam-combat-tool.html


VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

What is a Bot Net?:

Bob Rankin – should you back-up or sync?

Top Ten Ways to Get Infected

How your online habits leave you and your computer at risk:

http://antivirus.about.com/od/securitytips/tp/badsecurityhabits.htm?nl=1


Ten Tips to Protect Against Identity Theft:


Antivirus FAQs: 

 

Six Easy Ways to Tell if a Virus Really is a Virus:


WiFi

Smartphone 'Digital Keys' Coming To Campuses, Offices, Homes:


iPhone5: The Rumors and The Roadmap:


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