Sunday, November 20, 2011

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No 482

My dear readers,

First of all, please multiply- send this newsletter to everybody you know.
In this issue you will find information attesting that Mankind is still
progressing technologically despite the epidemics of social, economical and political probletence. We are full of sins crippling our chances for Evolution
but fortunately we are still a creative species.
The most important publications presented here are about thinking, Good Thinking. Sometimes, somewhere this will be a popular subject. Now..?
Please accept my deep and indestructible empathy.

Peter

SEARCH

INTERNET

 

Internet Architects Warn of Risks in Ultrafast Networks: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/technology/arista-networks-founders-aim-to-alter-how-computers-connect.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26

 

The Web's Crystal Ball Gets an Upgrade Bitly's shortened links can forecast the next trend online—a partnership with VeriSign is about to boost that predictive power:

 

How Internet Citizenry Will Decide the Fate of Nations The head of Google Ideas says technology will rewrite the relationship between citizens and governments: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/27345/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-11-17


3 Proven Strategies To Keep The Internet From Killing Your Productivity:                      http://www.fastcompany.com/1795818/the-internet-is-killing-your-productivity

 New Infographic: What Are People Doing Online?: http://infodocket.com/2011/11/18/new-infographic-what-are-people-doing-online/

SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

 

Web Search 101 - A Beginners Guide to Web Search:

 

Putting the Brakes on Web-Surfing Speeds:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/technology/putting-the-brakes-on-web-surfing-speeds.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26


Bing  launches “Editors’ Picks”:

10 most popular “How to” articles:                   http://savedelete.com/10-most-popular-how-to-articles.html

 New Issue Alert: Journal of Electronic Publishing (14.2, Fall 2011): http://infodocket.com/2011/11/17/new-issue-alert-journal-of-electronic-publishing-14-2-fall-2011/

                                   
BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES


New Report from Pew Internet- Why Amercans Use Social Media:


GOOGLE

 

Google’s Lab of Wildest Dreams:

 

Google X: A Secret Lab Where Google Plays With Crazy Ideas & Robots                                         http://searchengineland.com/google-x-secret-lab-101058

 

Private search engines look to usurp Google's supremacy


 

Google and Microsoft Talk Artificial Intelligence  Peter Norvig, Google's head of research, and Eric Horvitz, a distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research, are optimistic about the future of machine intelligence. http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/39156/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-11-18

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WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

Origin of words and phrases: http://www.wordorigins.org/

The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41152


Skilled readers rely on their brain’s ‘visual dictionary’ to recognize words:                                                              http://www.kurzweilai.net/skilled-readers-rely-on-their-brain%E2%80%99s-visual-dictionary-to-recognize-words


Finding E-books, a guide:

Reviews: “E is for Enhanced: 8 Enhanced Ebooks Worth Checking Out”: http://infodocket.com/2011/11/14/reviews-e-is-for-enhanced-8-enhanced-ebooks-worth-checking-out/

A Human review of theKindle Fire: http://www.marco.org/2011/11/17/kindle-fire-review

Kindle Fire review roundup: Amazin' Amazon tablet or dud iPad wannabe?: http://blogs.computerworld.com/19258/kindle_fire_review_roundup_amazin_amazon_tablet_or_dud_ipad_wannabe

 

E-Reader Display Shows Vibrant Color Video Mirasol's reflective display is being tested by device manufacturers, and could appear on shelves next year:


Libraries on Google +:

SCIENCE

 

Nature and Nurture Work Together to Shape the Brain:


Mimicking the Brain -- In Silicon: New Computer Chip Models How Neurons Communicate With Each Other at Synapses

 

Predicting How Individuals Differ from Their Genome Sequences:

Integrative Genomic Sciences: http://igs.wesleyan.edu/

Re-examining Significant Research: The Problem of False-Positives; http://bigthink.com/ideas/41043

 

The road to fraud starts with a single step The extensive academic fraud of Diederik Stapel has rocked science. Social psychologist Jennifer Crocker traces the destructive path that cheats follow:                                 http://www.nature.com/news/the-road-to-fraud-starts-with-a-single-step-1.9321?WT.ec_id=NEWS-20111115

 

Erratic, Extreme Day-To-Day Weather Puts Climate Change in New Light: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111115175819.htm

 

Unusual Liquid Crystal Structures On Water Surface:


Born to Roar: Lions' and Tigers' Fearsome Roars Are Due to Their Unusual Vocal Cords: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111102190012.htm


TECHNOLOGY

 

World Energy Outlook 2011 - JUST RELEASED 
9 NOVEMBER 2011: http://www.iea.org/weo/

 


Large Differences in the Climate Impact of Biofuels, Swedish Research Finds: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111115175352.htm



A Super-Absorbent Solar Material A new material, patterned at the nanoscale, absorbs a broad spectrum of light and could make thin-film solar cells more efficient:

 

A Light Wave of Innovation to Advance Solar Energy: Researchers Adapt Classic Antennas to Harness More Power from the Sun:

 

 

Giant orbiting power plants could harvest the sun's energy to provide world's power needs
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2061852/Giant-orbiting-power-plants-harvest-suns-energy-provide-worlds-power-needs.html#ixzz1e2oM8EeM

 

Alternative LED Lighting Combats Energy Crisis:

 

Scientists Create Light from Vacuum:

Batteries with 10x more capacity and 10x faster charge:  http://www.kurzweilai.net/batteries-with-10x-more-capacity-and-that-charge-10x-faster

 

Clever! Geothermal Power Plants Could be a Massive Source of Lithium for Batteries:                   http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/geothermal-power-plants-could-be-massive-source-lithium-batteries.html

 

Converting Waste Heat Into Electricity:

 

Friedman: The revolution now in Silicon Valley:


Data Transmission for the Internet of Tomorrow: Scientists Develop New Concept for Ultrafast Lasers:

 

Newly developed metallic "micro-lattice" material is world's lightest:                                                http://www.gizmag.com/ultralight-micro-lattice-material/20537/

 

Chemists Develop Compounds Capable of Forming Heath-Resistant, Economic and Biocompatible Gels: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111109093727.htm

 

New advances ibn the study of Silicon structure:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111109193644.htm

 

Breakthrough Could Yield Instant-On Computers Ferroelectric materials, already common in RFID chips, are wedded to silicon for the first time:


Light barrier used to repel mosquitoes: http://www.gizmag.com/light-wall-repel-mosquitoes/20448/

 

Chemistry: New Insight Into 100-Year-Old Haber-Bosch Process of Converting Nitrogen to Ammonia:


Intute- engineering:

 

Bats, Dolphins, and Mole Rats Inspire Advances in Ultrasound Technology: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111114112240.htm


Intute- mathematics and computer science: http://www.intute.ac.uk/mathcompsci/

 

An Ultra-Cheap Ultrabook Soon, you'll be able to by an ultra-thin laptop for less than the price of a high-end iPad 2:. http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27339/?nlid=nlcomp&nld=2011-11-16

 

Sound, Digested: New Software Tool Provides Unprecedented Searches of Sound, from Musical Riffs to Gunshots:


Beauty Now in the Eye of the Algorithm New image recognition technology judges photographic aesthetics:


Smog-Eating Material to Wrap Buildings: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41122



EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART

 

Education and research methods:  http://www.intute.ac.uk/education/

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching   

Psychology: http://www.intute.ac.uk/psychology/


Geography and environment: http://www.intute.ac.uk/geography/

Understanding Emotions Without Language:

 

How Darwin’s Photos of Human Emotions Changed Visual Culture:

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/11/11/darwins-camera/

 

Can fresh thinking solve the world’s most intractable problems?

http://whatmatters.mckinseydigital.com/?utm_source=email1&utm_medium=marketing&utm_campaign=socinnovation

 

25 blogs guaranteed to make you smarter:

http://culturaloffering.com/2010/11/08/25-blogs-guaranteed-to-make-you-smarter.aspx

 

 8 Secrets To Creative Thinking (Hint: Steal From Others):: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665451/proto-pentagram-founder-reveals-eight-secrets-to-becoming-a-successful-designer

 Birth Control can Save the World: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41086


Get short daily doses of great literature with DailyLit:


Risk-Taking Behavior Rises Until Age 50: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111110130102.htm

 

False Confessions May Lead to More Errors in Evidence, Study Shows:


Positive Psychology- Are Markets Moral?:

 

The Museum of Mathematics: http://momath.org/

The Science of Sarcasm? Yeah, Right

How do humans separate sarcasm from sincerity? Research on the subject is leading to insights about how the mind works. Really:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Science-of-Sarcasm-Yeah-Right.html?c=y&story=fullstory


 
BUSINESS

 

How Inequality Hurts the Economy

The gap between the rich and the rest makes for short recoveries:              http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/how-inequality-hurts-the-economy-11162011.html

The Persistence of the Innovator's Dilemma


The Myth of the Innovator Hero:


Learn to act like a leader:

 

Keep Listening, but Start Talking:

Navigating through crowds and experts

We compare in order to make the best decision. To do that we need to consider the opinion of both experts and crowds:

Where Good Ideas Come From – Review


If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers
:

https://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=en&tab=wm#inbox/133bc07e2ca6252a


Stop Thinking Outside the Box:

Never ask “Does this make sense?”:

HEALTH & MEDICINE

Medicine, including dentistry: http://www.intute.ac.uk/medicine/

 

Teeth Crowded in Seniors, as Jaws Shrink:

 

New Mouthwash Targeting Harmful Bacteria May Render Tooth Decay a Thing of the Past: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111116045657.htm

 

Realistic Look at the Promises and Perils of Nanomedicine:


Researchers Create a Pituitary Gland from Scratch The results could be an initial step toward generating viable, transplantable human organs:

 

Depression: Combination of Environmental, Psychological and Genetic Factors: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111103143518.htm


More Power to the Cranberry: Study Shows Juice Better Than Extracts at Fighting Infections: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111028103725.htm


Psychopaths: Born evil or with a diseased brain?:             http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15386740


An Ultrathin Brain Implant Monitors Seizures The device can conform to the shape of the brain, enabling better recording of electrical activity: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/39158/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-11-18

 

Unraveling How a Mutation Can Lead to Psychiatric Illness:

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FOOD & COOKING

Agriculture, food and forestry: http://www.intute.ac.uk/agriculture/

Global population reaches 7 billion: can we really feed the world?

With the population now at seven billion, it’s time we turned our attention from fattening animals to feeding people,:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/steve-jones/8847544/Global-population-reaches-7-billion-can-we-really-feed-the-world.html

 

Soybean Adoption Came Early by Many Cultures, Archaeologists Say: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111117154645.htm


French Digital Kitchen is a Recipe for Success: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111024084239.htm 

Pie•ology: A Full Filling Story: http://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2011/11/pie%E2%80%A2ology-a-full-filling-story/

 


MISCELLANEA

 

Digital Media a Factor in Ferocity of Political Campaigns:

 

Massive networks of stripes appear in Chinese Desert:

http://www.slashgear.com/massive-networks-of-stripes-appear-in-chinese-desert-14194983/



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SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   

VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

Mitigating the risk in using of social media:

The rootkit of all evil- CIQ:

Bob Rankin- Is your e-mail really private?

 

Update: Facebook confirms nasty porn storm Company blames clickjacking vulnerability in one or more browsers for flood of explicit and violent images: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221862/Update_Facebook_confirms_nasty_porn_storm?source=CTWNLE_nlt_pm_2011-11-15


Recognizing a cyberbully:

 

Android malware explodes, jumps five-fold since July

'Exponential growth' driven by Google's policy of not vetting apps, veteran hackers moving to Android: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222015/Android_malware_explodes_jumps_five_fold_since_July?source=CTWNLE_nlt_pm_2011-11-18

 

Top 10 Tools to Protect PC from Infected USB Flash Drives:


WiFi

2 comments:

  1. @ Letterhead Printing please red all issues, each one has something new and interesting, even useful.
    Peter

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