Sunday, January 22, 2012

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No 491

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INTERNET

Web Addiction Rewires Your Brain: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41960


 

Why The Web Is Going Dark Over SOPA & PIPA: http://marketingland.com/why-the-web-is-going-dark-over-sopa-pipa-3608

 

IPv6 Internet Protocol to launch in June — finally: http://www.kurzweilai.net/ipv6-internet-protocol-to-launch-in-june-finally


SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

Web Search: DuckDuckGo Relaunches With New Visual Design:  http://infodocket.com/2012/01/17/web-search-duckduckgo-relaunches-with-new-visual-design/

Anonymous surfing 101:

The art of linking:

Deep Web Research 2012: http://www.llrx.com/features/deepweb2012.htm

20 Websites Offering Best Troubleshooting For Windows Problems:                                               http://savedelete.com/websites-offering-best-troubleshooting-for-windows-problems.html

                                      
BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES

New: Infographic: Facebook 2011 Yearbook, Social Net Grew at 7 Users Per Second During Year:              http://infodocket.com/2012/01/16/new-infographic-facebook-2011-yearbook-social-net-grew-at-7-users-per-second-during-year/

Milestones: Wikipedia Turns 11 Today: http://infodocket.com/2012/01/15/milestones-wikipedia-turns-11-today/

SOPA/PIPA and the Wikipedia Blackout: http://infodocket.com/2012/01/18/sopapipa-and-the-wikipedia-blackout/  IT WAS DISTURBING!

Infographic: How Facebook Grew Users & Pages In 2011:



WHAT MIGHT A FACEBOOK SEARCH ENGINE LOOK LIKE?:                   http://battellemedia.com/archives/2012/01/what-might-a-facebook-search-engine-look-like.php


GOOGLE

 

Google’s Results Disappoint, Sending Shares Down: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/technology/googles-strong-results-less-than-expected.html

 

Larry Page: Google should be like a family: http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/01/19/best-companies-google-larry-page/


The opposite of evil: Google named best place to work in America:                                              http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_19773900



 

Google+ Hits 90 Million Users, 60 Percent Engage Daily: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399108,00.asp

 

Everything you need to know about Google Wallet – android phone app:                                     http://savedelete.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-google-wallet-android-phone-app.html


WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

 

Machine Translation Lets Me Down: http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2012/01/machine_translation_lets_me_do.php

 

As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/as-demand-for-e-books-soars-libraries-struggle-to-stock-their-virtual-shelves/2012/01/13/gIQAkIOXzP_story.html?tid=pm_pop


eBook Discovery and Sampling Skyrocketing at Public Libraries: http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/66342


SCIENCE

Eyes Are the Windows to the Brain: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41964

 

Why Bigger Is Better When It Comes to Our Brain and Memory

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120119163255.htm

 

 

How the Brain Computes 3-Dimensional Structure:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120111133514.htm

The Two Systems of Cognitive Processes: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41973

 

2012 : WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DEEP, ELEGANT, OR BEAUTIFUL EXPLANATION?:                    http://edge.org/annual-question

Cracking Open the Scientific Process: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/science/open-science-challenges-journal-tradition-with-web-collaboration.html?_r=1


Hearty Bacteria Help Make Case for Life in the Extreme: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120119143338.htm



TECHNOLOGY

 

The Essentials for the Necessary Transition to a Renewable Energy Economy Unless we want to be indentured to an energy-military-financial complex, we need to build a new infrastructure for renewable energy: http://www.alternet.org/story/153704/the_essentials_for_the_necessary_transition_to_a_renewable_energy_economy?akid=8133.112117.HP_rqR&rd=1&t=12

 

UN chief calls for stepped up action by governments, private sector to boost clean energy: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/un-chief-calls-for-stepped-up-action-by-governments-private-sector-to-boost-clean-energy/2012/01/16/gIQAno9d2P_story.html

One Step Closer to Fusion Energy: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42045 (it is about Hot Fusion)

 

Photosynthesis Fuel Company Gets a Large Investment. Joule Unlimited will build a production plant for turning sunlight and CO2 into liquid fuels: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/39488/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-01-19

 

At CES, the only Law that Matters is Moore's Law: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrydownes/2012/01/16/at-ces-the-only-law-that-matters/?partner=technology_newsletter

 

At CES, a Preview of Tomorrow's Wearable Computers Eyeglasses that overlay data and imagery onto the real world will unlock new kinds of mobile computing:

 

 

Brainwave controllers  Put your thinking cap on

Consumer electronics: Once the stuff of fables, hoaxes and science fiction, controlling things via thought alone is fast becoming a reality: http://www.economist.com/node/21527030?fsrc=nlw%7Cpub%7C1-18-2012%7Cpublishers

 

New Process Makes Heat-Harvesting Materials Cheaply Such materials could be used to cool computers and buildings, and harvest waste heat in cars: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/39482/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-01-18

 

Metamaterials Generate Gecko-Like Adhesive Force Physicists predict that metamaterials ought to generate an entirely new kind of force that can be turned on and off with the flick of a switch: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27501/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-01-18

 

Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16536598


Scientist closes in on creating a superlens: http://www.gizmag.com/consumer-superlens-microscope/21109/

CES 2012: 3D printer makers' rival visions of future: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16503443




How to Predict Future Technology: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42038

 

DARPA Researchers Use Electricity to Suppress Fire: http://scitechdaily.com/darpa-researchers-use-electricity-to-suppress-fire/



EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART

Is Life Good?

FiftyEasyWaysToMakeLifeEasier: http://blog.strategicedge.co.uk/2012/01/fiftyeasywaystomakelifeeasier.html

When Teamwork Stifles Creativity: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41965

Quotable Quotes: All about You http://mappingcompanysuccess.com/2012/01/quotable-quotes-all-about-you/

How to Boost Your Willpower: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41961


The Rise of the New Groupthink:

 

Crowdsourcing a TEDx talk: what are the three most important trends shaping humankind’s future in the next 10 years?: http://www.kurzweilai.net/crowdsourcing-a-tedx-talk-on-the-next-10-years

 

Life-long intelligence in the genes:  http://www.kurzweilai.net/life-long-intelligence-in-the-genes


If you happen to be too, even unrealistically happy, read Dave Pollard’s essays, like this one: http://howtosavetheworld.ca/2012/01/19/what-we-like-vs-what-we-want/

How the Digital Age Has Changed Memory: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41991

 

Computer Model Replays Europe's Cultural History A simple mathematical model of the way cultures spread reproduces some aspects of European history, say complexity scientists: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27507/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-01-20


A tale of two Dickens:

Why Stories Sell: Transportation Leads to Persuasion: http://www.spring.org.uk/2012/01/why-stories-sell-transportation-leads-to-persuasion.php


When It Comes to Accepting Evolution, Gut Feelings Trump Facts: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120119133926.htm



In Atheists We Distrust  Subjects believe that people behave better when they think that God is watching over them: http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/in_atheists_we_distrust

 

Imagine That: How You Envision Others Says a Lot About You in Real Life:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120112193444.htm

 

People Behave Socially and 'Well' Even Without Rules, Online Avatar Study Shows: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120116095821.htm

 

Gossip Can Have Social and Psychological Benefits: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120117145103.htm


 

3 Timeless Parables For Regaining Perspective: http://www.fastcompany.com/1809457/three-timeless-parables-for-regaining-perspective

 



BUSINESS

 

Predicting Disasters Of The Future: Economic Disaster, Water Shortages, And Cyber Attacks: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679170/predicting-disasters-of-the-future-economic-disaster-water-shortages-and-cyber-attacks


Democratization of the workplace:

 

Office Workers Spend Too Much Time at Their Desks, Experts Say: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120113210203.htm


Free download- world innovation forum 2011 Executive Summary

 

The top 1 percent, what jobs do they have:

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/newsgraphics/2012/0115-one-percent-occupations/index.html

 

Creating the Conditions for Sustainable Innovation: http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2012/01/creating-conditions-for-sustainable.html

 

When Co-Workers Are Treated Poorly: 'I Feel Your Pain ...':



HEALTH & MEDICINE

 

This Is Your Brain Online: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/74172.html


Discrimination May Harm Your Health: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120112134332.htm

 

'Pulverized' Chromosomes Linked to Cancer?: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120119163255.htm



How Immune Cells Move Against Invaders: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120119163251.htm

 

Sitting is killing you…: http://davidkanigan.com/2012/01/18/sitting-is-killing-you/

 

Is Exercise the Key to Immortality?: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42066


FOOD & COOKING

 


Grain Crops With Lower Carotene Levels Are Less Affected by Parasitic Plants: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120116095533.htm




MISCELLANEA

 

Gangsters and banksters:

http://howtosavetheworld.ca/2012/01/14/gangsters-and-banksters/

 

Mathematicians Reveal Serial Killer's Pattern of Murder A simple mathematical model of the brain explains the pattern of murders by a serial killer, say researchers: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27497/?nlid=nlcomp&nld=2012-01-18


SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   

VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

Cyber crime:

Hackers- are they good or bad?

 

Three types of online attack: Mikko Hypponen on TED.com: http://blog.ted.com/2012/01/18/three-types-of-online-attack-mikko-hypponen-on-ted-com/

 

Google launches Internet security campaign: http://newsok.com/article/3640895


How To Regain Access to the Windows Registry Editor


Enable Task Manager


Three types of online attack: Mikko Hypponen on TED.com: http://blog.ted.com/2012/01/18/three-types-of-online-attack-mikko-hypponen-on-ted-com/



WiFi

Mobile information literacy Let’s use an app for that!:


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