Saturday, January 28, 2012

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No 492

SEARCH

INTERNET 

The Internet Is About to Revolutionize Physical Space: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42102


SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

 

Get the scoop on someone's background with free Web tools: http://websearch.about.com/b/2012/01/19/did-you-know-you-can-use-the-web-to-do-a-background-check-on-someone.htm?nl=1


 

Top 10 Best Internet Radio Stations of 2012: http://savedelete.com/top-10-best-internet-radio-stations-of-2012.html

Top 5 Best Free Online Backup Sites:              http://savedelete.com/top-5-best-free-online-backup-sites.html


                                    
BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES

 

The Business : Blogs and Microblogs:          http://savedelete.com/the-business-blogs-and-microblogs.html

 

The Twenty-Five Most Valuable Blogs In America – 2011
The Twenty-Five Most Valuable Blogs In America – 2011 - 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2011/10/31/the-twenty-five-most-valuable-blogs-in-america-2011/#ixzz1kh1wiBMK

 

Twitter Bots Create Surprising New Social Connections Researchers show how simple programs posing as real people can shape interactions on Twitter: http://www.technologyreview.com/web/39497/?nlid=nlweb&nld=2012-01-25

Can Twitter Bots Facilitate Social Bliss?: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42148


GOOGLE

 

Improve your Google search skills....fast: http://websearch.about.com/b/2012/01/18/how-to-master-google.htm?nl=1

 

Google Grows G+ As Earnings Miss. Larry Page has big dreams for Google Plus -- and the search giant is working to make them come true:                                     http://www.datamation.com/networks/google-grows-g-as-earnings-miss.html

One policy, one Google experience: http://www.google.com/policies/

Google Search, Punctuation Marks and Other Symbols: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2012/01/google-search-punctuation-marks-and.html

The Google Good to Know campaign:

http://www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/campaign/

 

Best Chrome Productivity Extensions:     http://savedelete.com/best-chrome-productivity-extensions.html



Rival Social Nets Scold Google With 'Don't Be Evil' Bookmarklet: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/74258.html

 

Google announces privacy changes across products; users can’t opt out: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-tracks-consumers-across-products-users-cant-opt-out/2012/01/24/gIQArgJHOQ_story.html


A Roundup of Recent News By and About Google (Privacy Policy, Google Plus, and New Search Features): http://infodocket.com/2012/01/25/a-roundup-of-recent-news-by-and-about-google-privacy-policy-google-plus-and-new-search-features/


WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

 

Ambiguous words communicate better, not worse: http://www.kurzweilai.net/ambiguous-words-communicate-better-not-worse

 

Say again? Words that have no translation: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/denmark/travel-tips-and-articles/75937



Tablet and E-Reader Sales Soar: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/tablet-and-e-reader-sales-soar/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26


One eBook Platform to Rule Them All A company known for long-form journalism democratizes tablet publishing.

 

New Statistics: “E-Book Bummer: Growth Slower Than Thought—’Incremental, Not Exponential’”: http://infodocket.com/2012/01/24/new-statistics-e-book-bummer-growth-slower-than-thought-incremental-not-exponential/


SCIENCE

For a Healthy Brain, Play the Long Game: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42080

 

How Genetic Is Intelligence?: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42077


 

Scientists Discover New Clue to Chemical Origins of Life: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120124092930.htm

 

Radical Theory Explains the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life, Challenges Conventional Wisdom: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126115127.htm


TECHNOLOGY

 

Power Generation Is Blowing in the Wind: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120117161623.htm

 

Wind power: Clean energy, dirty business?: http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0126/Wind-power-Clean-energy-dirty-business

 

Making Way for a Bigger Turbine: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012/01/making-way-for-a-bigger-turbine Thanks to Jed Rothwell

 

In the Developing World, Solar Is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels

Advances are opening solar to the 1.3 billion people who don't have access to grid electricity: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/39544/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-01-27

Theory Explains How New Material Could Improve Electronic Shelf Life: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120109211557.htm

 

Tabletop Computer Knows You by Your Shoes A system with foot-level cameras aims to cure the problem of multiple people using one touch screen: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/39459/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-01-23

 

Nanomaterial Detects and Removes Arsenic from Drinking Water: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120121160443.htm

 

Startup Makes 'Wireless Router for the Brain'. Kendall Research's devices could make optogenetics research much more practical.:


Cooling Semiconductors by Laser Light:

 

In Search of the Perfect Keyboard Matias offers keyboards that are simultaneously innovative and retro: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27516/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-01-24


Scientists Produce World's First Magnetic Soap: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120123174840.htm                                                                                              New Magnetic Soap Could Revolutionize Cleaning: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42145


Wear-resistant surfaces inspired by scorpions: http://www.gizmag.com/scorpion-inspired-anti-wear-material/21233/


EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART

The Importance of Positive Thinking: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42081

How Diversity Sparks Creativity: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42076

 

To 'Think Outside the Box,' Think Outside the Box:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120123175800.htm

 

It's Time For a Learning Revolution: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nikhil-goyal/post_2586_b_1034887.html

 
Bernadette Mayer's List of Journal Ideas: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1M3cP5/www.writing.upenn.edu/library/Mayer-Bernadette_Experiments.html

World Happy Day Coming Up: Take Action Now : http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/editor-khb/2012012320631

Are religious people better adjusted psychologically? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120120010447.htm

Neuroscience & the Classroom

It's Evolution: Nature of Prejudice, Aggression Different for Men and Women: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120124113053.htm

 

The Price of Your Soul: How the Brain Decides Whether to 'Sell Out': http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120122201240.htm


"The same wind that carries them back. . ." (The advantages of the Western Society):              http://culturaloffering.com/2012/01/23/the-same-wind-that-carries-them-back--.aspx


Mathematics and Art: The Good, The Bad, and the Pretty [iTunes]

Narcissism Can Kill You: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42195

 

Genes Influence Criminal Behavior, Research Suggests: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120125151841.htm


Nice- We like to pretend: http://www.execupundit.com/2012/01/we-like-to-pretend.html#links Thanks to Cultural Offering

BUSINESS

World Economic Situation and Prospects All Issues Since 1999: https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wesp/archive.shtml

World Economy Outlook: Global Recovery Stalls, Downside Risks Intensify: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2012/update/01/pdf/0112.pdf

State Capitalism: A Viable Alternative to Free Markets?: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42095

 

Resource Management in Ant Colonies May Have Lessons for Politicians and Economists:


Zen Manager – What Zen Can Teach You About Managing Your Business Better:                                    http://management411.net/zen-manager-what-zen-can-teach-us-about-managing-our-business-better/


Income Inequality: What's the Right Amount?: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6903.html?wknews=01252012

 

In praise of pessimists Sometimes it helps if investors are gloomy:


Fostering autonomy in a team- 7 lessons:

How to Give Feedback to a Perfectionist:


5 Peter Drucker quotes that will help you solve business problems:

http://kurtsima5.com/?p=2499 (special thanks to Cultural Offering)


HEALTH & MEDICINE

Tiny Amounts of Alcohol Dramatically Extend a Worm's Life: , but Why?



 

Nanocrystals Make Dentures Shine: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120105101451.htm

 

How Skin Is Wired for Touch: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111222133328.htm

 

Morgellons: Unexplained Skin Condition Is Non-Infectious, Not Linked to Environmental Cause: CDC Report: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120125172321.htm

Brain Bugs: Hallucinations, Forgotten Faces, and Other Cognitive Quirks: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42177


FOOD & COOKING

 

Five Media Innovations That Help Feed the Planet: http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/five-media-innovations-that-help-feed-the-planet/

 

Could lab-grown meat soon be the solution to the world’s food crisis?:                                          http://www.kurzweilai.net/could-lab-grown-meat-soon-be-the-solution-to-the-worlds-food-crisis

When will scientists grow meat in a petri dish?: http://www.kurzweilai.net/when-will-scientists-grow-meat-in-a-petri-dish

 

Improving Crops from the Roots Up: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120124140101.htm


MISCELLANEA

UCB Parents Jokes & Quotes: 
Great Truths About Life That Little Children Have Learned:
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1wWqQm/parents.berkeley.edu/jokes/truths.html

10 Misconceptions Rundown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCzXZfNIu3A&feature=channel_video_title

 

How to Break Murphy's Law: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221105728.htm


Low aim is sin:


SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   

VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

 

How to Scam-proof Your Brain: http://netsecurity.about.com/b/2012/01/16/how-to-scam-proof-your-brain.htm?nl=1


Protect Your Smartphone From Malicious QR Codes:


Tools, utilities and applications to help you secure your system: http://netsecurity.about.com/od/toolsutilities/Tools_utilities_and_applications_to_help_you_secure_your_system.htm

 

Debunking Antivirus Conspiracy Theories. The Business Side of Malware: http://antivirus.about.com/od/whatisavirus/a/malwarebusiness.htm?nl=1

 

What Is a Botnet?: http://antivirus.about.com/od/whatisavirus/ss/botnets.htm?nl=1


WiFi

Google/Ipsos Release Mobile Internet & Smartphone Adoption Statistics For US, UK, Germany, France and Japan: http://infodocket.com/2012/01/26/googleipsos-release-mobile-internet-smartphone-adoption-statistics-for-us-uk-germany-france-and-japan/

Bob Rankin free conference calls with Skype:

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