Tuesday, September 27, 2011

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No 474

Dear Readers,

Just a few words: I well know that the genuine Informavores have missed this newsletter, however I had traveled and been without Web connection from Sept.20 early morning till Sept 24 noon. I had to process 638 messages.
The news are good- as good as they can be  in these days of Crisis.
I am especially glad that – it seems- some very agile neutrinos can fly faster than light. In the editorial of my former Info Kappa issue no 405, I wrote:

“If we can now surpass the speed of sound, after a few generations it will be the turn of the speed of the light, that is disturbingly, scandalously snail-like reported to the immensity of the Universe in whch we have chosen to exist. And this will be done, with or without the relativity theory of Uncle Albert.”
Peter



SEARCH

INTERNET

 

Cisco: Is the Internet as important as food, water, air, shelter? Some think so:   http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/092311-cisco-internet-survey-251163.html

 

The history of the World Wide Web;

Information Technologies Foster Freedom or Reinforce Repression:



SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  
  

The Best 15 People Search Engines on the Web:


Yahoo People Search:

The top nine torrent sites:
 http://websearch.about.com/od/imagesearch/tp/movie-torrents.htm?nl=1                                


BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES

 

Social Media Will Kill Your Relationship [VIDEO] http://mashable.com/2011/08/17/text-love-video/


Why so many blogs fail and what to do about it:

When Facebook and Google+ Go to War: http://www.datamation.com/networks/when-facebook-and-google-go-to-war-1.html



GOOGLE

 

Scrutinizing Google’s reign:

10 Tips And Tricks For New Users in Google+


Google monopoly isn’t the point:

 

The Google search evolution:

Searching for New Ideas Google's head of research explains why artificial intelligence is crucial to the search company's future

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/38653/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-09-22.



10 more features on Google +

 

Google Invites Everyone to Be Friends—on Its Social Network Anyone can now sign up for Google Plus, which has new features including mobile video "hangouts.":


WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

100 most beautiful words in the English language:

Calculating the language of Babel:

 

Amazon Kindle can now check out e-books from 11,000 libraries

Free Audio Books: The Top Eight Websites:


Will E-Books Destroy the Democratizing Effects of Reading?

Could Abraham Lincoln have become president of the United States in a world in which poor children lack access to physical books?: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/27185/?nlid=nlcomm&nld=2011-09-26

SCIENCE

 

Scientists Use Brain Imaging to Reveal the Movies in Our Mind:

 

Are Genes Our Destiny? Scientists Discover 'Hidden' Code in DNA Evolves More Rapidly Than Genetic Code:

 

Using Human Genomes to Illuminate the Mysteries of Early Human History:


Neutrino hypotheses non fingo:

Speedy Neutrinos Could Turn Physics Universe Upside-Down: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/73351.html

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/09/neutrino-revolution/

 

Researchers Make Visible the Structure of the Smallest Crystals:

 

Evolutionary Tree of Life for Mammals Greatly Improved:

 

Ecologists Use Power of Network Science to Challenge Long-Held Theory: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110922180031.htm


Queen Bee or Worker Bee? New Insights Into Honeybee Society Caste System: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110921132344.htm


TECHNOLOGY

 

A Future of Fossil Fuels EIA's latest numbers shows a continuous growth in energy consumption, led by China and India:

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/27182/?nlid=nlenrg&nld=2011-09-26.


Three-Dimensional Design Leads to Better Solar Cells

By borrowing a trick from optical-fiber technology, a startup makes cells that trap light to create more electricity. http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38616/?nlid=nlenrg&nld=2011-09-19

 

Lessons to Be Learned from Nature in Photosynthesis:

 

EU Is Overrating Biofuels Benefits New report suggests an error in estimates of greenhouse gas emissions; http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38636/?nlid=nlenrg&nld=2011-09-26


Bacteria Make Hydrogen Fuel from Water:

 

The Future of Hydrogen Cars. Proton OnSite's lack of progress toward its proposed "hydrogen highway" demonstrates the low priority America gives this alternative fuel:

 

A New Generation of Green Wheels A gallery of electric and hybrid vehicles on display at the  International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany:

 

Nanotube Cables Hit a Milestone: As Good as Copper

Researchers achieve a goal they've been after since the 1980s—the advance could make cars and airplanes lighter, and renewable energy more practical: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38615/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-09-19

 

Nature Offers Key Lessons On Harvesting Solar Power, Say Chemists: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110923095801.htm

 

New Metal Hydride Clusters Provide Insights Into Hydrogen Storage: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110922093721.htm


Antimagnets: controlling magnetic fields with superconductor–metamaterial hybrids http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/13/9/093034/fulltext

 

Proton-Based Transistor Could Let Machines Communicate With Living Things:


10 tips to make your laptop last longer:

 

Carnivorous Plant Inspires Coating That Resists Just About Any Liquids: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110921134526.htm

 

New hybrid carbon material discovered:

Research demonstrates method that allows inexpensive carbon materials to store hydrogen at room temperature: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-method-inexpensive-carbon-materials-hydrogen.html


150 most creative typography ideas, try some:

 

Will 3D printing revolutionise manufacturing?:               http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14282091


Artificial blood vessels created on a 3D printer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14946808



EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART

 

The Science of Success;

The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010

 

Culturomics 2.0: Forecasting large-scale human behavior using global news media tone in time and space:

 

Sound, the Way the Brain Prefers to Hear It: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/science/06sound.html?_r=2&ref=science


5 bad study habits

What does your body language say:

 

Science and Religion Do Mix? Only 15 Percent of Scientists at Major Research Universities See Religion and Science Always in Conflict: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110921115923.htm


 

The world’s most incredible bridges: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2011/09/16/the-worlds-most-incredible-bridges/

Does Familiarity Breed Liking or Contempt?: http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/09/does-familiarity-breed-liking-or-contempt.php

Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance –by Louise Jewel A Book Review: http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/louisa-jewell/2011092419363 

Two questions everybody ask when they meet you: http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/09/two-questions-everyone-asks-when-they-meet-you.php

Miki Saxon_quotable quotes- Interview Questions

BUSINESS

 

A game of catch-up

The shift in economic power from West to East is accelerating, says John O’Sullivan. The rich world will lose some of its privileges: http://www.economist.com/node/21528979?fsrc=nlw|edh|09-22-11|editors_highlights


The West and the Rest in a One-Model-Fits-All World:

 

A lost decade: Poverty and income trends continue to paint a bleak picture for working families:             http://www.epi.org/publication/lost-decade-poverty-income-trends-continue/


The business of communicating values:

How To Use Social Media To Promote Your Small Business:


Help people do things, don't keep them on webpages:

 

The Age of the Consumer-Innovator:


How to handle a raise request:


Harold Jarche- not your average consultancy:


Don’t be That Guy as manager:

The problem with narcissisitic leaders:

What type of angry boss are you:

 

Traders’ brains  Rogue hormones

Bad trade? Blame the adrenal cortex: http://www.economist.com/node/21530111

The Optimism Bias, or don't believe satisfaction surveys:


The past and future of famous company logos:

The museum of obsolete objects:

HEALTH & MEDICINE

 

Antibiotics May Be Permanently Altering the Guts of Humanity:

 

How Pathogens Fight Drugs "Death galaxy" chip shows bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance at a surprising pace.:


Smart Phones Help Manage Chronic Illness

Apps that connect to medical monitors have been shown to improve the health of people with diabetes and hypertension—and could ease the burden on the health-care system: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/38524/?p1=A2

 

Scientists Induce Hibernation at Will: Discovery Puts Scientists Closer to Human Application:


The absurdity of homeopathy and the danger of too much skepticism:

FOOD & COOKING

 

There Is No Biological Reason to Eat Three Meals a Day -- So Why Do We Do It?

For most of history, meals were very variable:

 

Americans Waste Enough Food to Fill a 90,000-seat Football Stadium Every Day -- What Can We Do About It?:


Gingered Pumpkin Soup with Gruyere Cheese: http://gourmetfood.about.com/od/appetizers/r/gingerpmpksoup.htm



MISCELLANEA

 

How will you die- Infographic:


SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   

VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

 

Hoax Slayer, newest issue:

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/issue-119.shtml

 

Fake Certificates Reveal Flaws in the Internet's Security

A new report concludes that a breach at a single certificate authority can undermine the security of the entire Internet: http://www.technologyreview.com/web/38614/?nlid=nlcomm&nld=2011-09-19

Career Paths: Notorious Criminal or Security Consultant?: http://bigthink.com/ideas/40301


From the man who discovered Stuxnet, dire warnings one year later Stuxnet, the cyberweapon that attacked and damaged an Iranian nuclear facility, has opened a Pandora's box of cyberwar, says the man who uncovered it. A Q&A about the potential threats.

 

Malware and Bot Nets - It's All About The Money:


Social networking scams – the con.:


Internet privacy- cookies as a weapon:

Google goes native for Chrome-14

WiFi

Will Super Wi-Fi Live Up To Its Name? The next generation of Wi-Fi was supposed to offer a big boost in capacity and range:

The Smart Phone on Your Wrist

Meta Watch, previously a division of Fossil, is now its own company. Which seems to be good news for "smartwatch" enthusiasts: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27165/?nlid=nlcomm&nld=2011-09-19


The Mobile Web - Learn More About the Mobile Web:

 

Android beats iPhone 2-to-1 in new smartphone purchases 'Android overwhelming market with devices,' says analyst of Nielsen: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220296/Android_beats_iPhone_2_to_1_in_new_smartphone_purchases


Facebook boasts 350 active mobile users:

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, but not many people read this newsletter systematically. I don't know why exactly?
    Peter

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