Thursday, March 22, 2012

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No.499 (repaired)

My dear Readers,
You can find here many proofs that the world is progressing,
at least technologically and scientifically. However, even people
that are future-oriented and progressive and left-hemisphere thinkers like me, sometimes have a self-contradictory relationship with Change. I have to confess that what happens with the Encyclopedia Britannica has shocked me. OK, Wikipedia is  a miracle of the e-Era, however…please give me the freedom to
remain undecided if this is good or bad or both or none, simply inevitable.
Peter
SEARCH
INTERNET
Al Gore Invented the Internet? What Did Al Gore Really Say?: http://websearch.about.com/od/internet101/f/al-gore.htm?nl=1
SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  
 
Web Browser Cookies: Just The Facts:  http://websearch.about.com/od/webbrowsers/p/Web-Browser-Cookies-Just-The-Facts.htm?nl=1
New Video: Web Browsers Explained by Common Craft: http://www.commoncraft.com/new-video-web-browsers-explained-common-craft
Microsoft Builds a Browser for Your Past
Prototype software called Lifebrowser uses artificial intelligence to help you revisit important events, photos, and e-mails from your own life: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/39917/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-03-16

Yahoo! Search Scientists Break New Ground on Search Results: http://www.ysearchblog.com/2012/03/16/yahoo-search-scientists-break-new-ground-on-search-results/

A remarkable source of information:  http://blog.findmyhost.com/                                    
Best Websites Of Non Profit Organisations On The Web: http://savedelete.com/best-websites-of-non-profit-organisations-on-the-web.html
Free Backup Software: http://askbobrankin.com/free_backup_software.html?awt_l=4jAx_&awt_m=JTfGm_NrP8P6SL

BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES
Blogging Remains Popular, Impressive Growth Continues [Report]: 
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2158913/Blogging-Remains-Popular-Impressive-Growth-Continues-Report

Facebook, Friend or Foe? Investors have realized that companies no longer compete with Facebook, they compete on it: http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970203358704577235213738850008-lMyQjAxMTAyMDEwMTExNDEyWj.html
What Your Tweets Tell Us About You: Identity, Ownership and
Privacy of Twitter Data
http://www.ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/article/view/214/283

GOOGLE
Google+ and the Long Game: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/74610.html
Has Google lost its magic?:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-33617_3-57396938-276/has-google-lost-its-magic/
The Brain at Google:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-rock/google-culture-work-life_b_1289362.html
Pew Study: All Search Engines Being Equally Intrusive, Google's the Best:
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/74608.html
Google plans major revamp for search engine: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57397782-93/google-plans-major-revamp-for-search-engine/
Google's New Search: One Step Closer to AI:
http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/googles-new-search-one-step-closer-to-ai

An Unprecedented Video Glimpse Into How Google Crafts Its Search Results:
http://searchengineland.com/an-unprecedented-video-glimpse-into-how-google-crafts-its-search-results-114682
Survey Paradox: People Like Google But Not What It’s Doing: http://searchengineland.com/survey-paradox-people-like-google-but-not-what-its-doing-114796

WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES
I like words:
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/03/i-like-words.html
Software Translates Your Voice into Another Language Research software from Microsoft synthesizes speech in a foreign language, but in a voice that sounds like yours: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/39885/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-03-12
Book Burning, 213 BC–2011 AD: http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/burnedbooks/
Things Change: “Encyclopedia Britannica to Stop Printing Books”:
http://infodocket.com/2012/03/13/things-change-encyclopedia-britannica-to-stop-printing-books/
25 Awesome Library Apps For Your iPad: http://savedelete.com/25-awesome-library-apps-for-your-ipad.html

SCIENCE
Is Brain Science Just Hype?:                          http://bigthink.com/devils-advocate/is-neuroscience-overrated
Neanderthal and Human Brain Development Created a Divergent Evolutionary Path: http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/neanderthal_and_human_brain_development_created_a_divergent_evolutionary_path
Virtue Now Permits Sin Later, Says Your Brain: http://bigthink.com/ideas/virtue-now-permits-sin-later-says-your-brain
The 4 Biggest Myths About the Human Brain: http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/the_4_biggest_myths_about_the_human_brain
Marine worm rewrites theory of brain evolution: http://www.kurzweilai.net/marine-worm-rewrites-theory-of-brain-evolution
Exercise Changes How Genes Work:
http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/exercise-changes-how-genes-work

First Consumption of Abundant Life Form, Archaea, Discovered: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120312140316.htm
Tigons, ligers, leguars, and jagupards, oh my!: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/03/tigons-ligers-leguars-and-jagupard-oh-my/

Could a Nuke Stop an Asteroid After All? http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401600,00.asp

The Fat Lady Sings for OPERA:
http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2012/03/the_fat_lady_sings_for_opera.php
A new sign of not-so-faster-than-light neutrinos:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-57398740-264/a-new-sign-of-not-so-faster-than-light-neutrinos/
I won a bet on this. Thank you, Uncle Albert!

TECHNOLOGY
What We Learned About Nuclear Safety from Fukushima. Reactors must be able to handle the worst if we hope to prevent a repeat of last year's meltdowns: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/39867/?nlid=nlenrg&nld=2012-03-12
Despite Fukushima, Nuclear Keeps Powering Ahead
A few countries have scaled back in response to the disaster, but many others are building or planning new nuclear reactors: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/39893/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-03-13
The End of Nuclear Power?:                    http://bigthink.com/ideas/the-end-of-nuclear-power
Cheap Solar Power at Night. Improved materials could make solar-thermal power cheaper, and energy storage easier: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/33MU0O/www.technologyreview.com/computing/39856
Startup Aims to Cut the Cost of Solar Cells in Half. A new process uses a high-energy ion accelerator to make thin silicon solar cells: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/39887/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-03-13
Solar Comes of Age:                                                    http://www.strategy-business.com/article/00105?gko=b64ae&cid=TL20120315
Hydrogen Power in Real Life: Clean and Energy Efficient
IBM unveils one trillion bit-per-second optical chip: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120313121537.htm
Fragrant New Biofuel: Researchers Develop a New Candidate for a Cleaner, Greener and Renewable Diesel Fuel: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120314101245.htm
Nanotechnology to Make Hydrogen Fuel: http://bigthink.com/ideas/nanotechnology-makes-hydrogen-fuel
Straintronics: Engineers Create Piezoelectric Graphene: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120316094535.htm

Graphene Supercapacitor Holds Promise for Portable Electronics: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120315152524.htm

Catalysts for Less: Slashing Costs of Metal Alloys Needed to Jump-Start Crucial Chemical Processes: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120308143157.htm
Process Makes Polymers Truly Plastic, Changing Textures On Demand: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120315161437.htm

The Lytro: Photography May Never be the Same After months of gearing up, the Lytro has landed: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27640/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-03-12
Metamaterials boost wireless power transfer;
http://www.kurzweilai.net/metamaterials-boost-wireless-power-transfer
Scientists Tap the Cognitive Genius of Tots to Make Computers Smarter: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120313121727.htm
Laser Erasers Gently Remove Ink from Paper
The trick could reduce the carbon emissions and energy usage associated with recycling paper: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/39903/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-03-14

EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART
Rethinking school: http://hbr.org/2012/03/rethinking-school/ar/1
Creative Problem Solving
http://www.wright.edu/~scott.williams/LeaderLetter/cps.htm
Bias in Decision-Making Leads to Poor Choices and Possibly Depression: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120308174811.htm
Need to Learn Something? See Salman Khan: http://www.execupundit.com/2012/03/need-to-learn-something-see-salman-khan.html#links
A Wandering Mind Reveals Mental Processes and Priorities: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120315161326.htm
A History of Violence:
http://bigthink.com/ideas/a-history-of-violence
Narcissism impairs ethical judgment even among the highly religious, study finds:                 http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-narcissism-impairs-ethical-judgment-highly.html
BUSINESS
The Slow Death of Cash. In a new book, author David Wolman argues that cash costs society far more than we think it does: http://www.technologyreview.com/business/39827/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-03-13
The Future of Money:                           http://www.idgconnect.com/blog-abstract/484/kasey-cassells-global-the-future-money
New Economy Resources: http://www.llrx.com/features/neweconomyresources.htm
Beware the globalization fetish:
http://bigthink.com/ideas/beware-the-globalization-fetish
Training: The Change Agent: http://qaspire.com/2012/03/12/training-the-change-agent/
Innovation is about making connections:
http://www.jarche.com/2012/03/innovation-is-about-making-connections/
Courageous Leadership Skills: What Wouldn’t You Do?: http://www.boxofcrayons.biz/2012/03/courageous-leadership-skills-what-wouldnt-you-do/
Make time for time:
http://blogs.hbr.org/tjan/2011/12/make-time-for-time.html

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Killer Silk: Making Silk Fibers That Kill Anthrax and Other Microbes in Minutes: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120314143155.htm
Nanopills Release Drugs Directly from the Inside of Cells: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120316145755.htm

FOOD & COOKING
World Breakthrough On Salt-Tolerant Wheat: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120311150717.htm
Eggs Really ARE Incredible! Egg Nutrition and Cooking: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/nutrition/a/eggs.htm?nl=1
Eatocracy: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/
New Study: All Red Meat Will Kill You: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/852619/new_study%3A_all_red_meat_will_kill_you/#paragraph4
Artificial meat.Hamburger junction
Muscle grown in factories could soon be appearing in a supermarket near you: http://www.economist.com/node/21548147
8 Great Sites for Healthy Meal Plans: http://gimundo.com/news/article/8-great-sites-for-healthy-meal-plans/
Featured Recipe Videos at Gourmandia: http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/Deo2pc

Experts: 30 to 50 percent of world’s food thrown away:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46743203/ns/world_news-world_environment/#.T2HgPl2Kx7E

MISCELLANEA
'
8 Kindes of Drunkennes': Behold, the 16th-Century Listicle: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/8-kindes-of-drunkennes-behold-the-16th-century-listicle/254084/

SELECTED NEWS
SPAM & SPYWARE   
How to Create a Gmail Spam Filter for Foreign Language Spam : http://www.theinternetpatrol.com/how-to-create-a-gmail-spam-filter-for-foreign-language-spam/ 
Spam Primer: http://www.spamprimer.com/

VIRUSES & e-CROOKS
Why Hacking Is Barbaric and Essential: http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/why-hacking-is-barbaric-and-essential
Multi-word pass-phrases not so secure after all?: 
http://www.gizmag.com/passphrase-security-questioned/21823/

WiFi
Researchers Send 'Wireless' Message Using a Beam of Neutrinos: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120314143146.htm

4 comments:

  1. I am very happy to read this article. Thanks for giving us this useful information. A novel graphene-based electrode, produced with a standard LightScribe DVD optical drive, ends the search for an optimal electrochemical Graphene Battery. Graphene Information: Learn about the use of Graphene in Graphene ultra- and supercapacitors, Graphene Transistors and Graphene Batteries. Thanks for sharing.....Graphene Supercapacitor

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    1. Thank you, dear J D C!
      Unfortunately, INformavore's Sunday had very few readers
      and I have ceased to write it. Actually it has died step-wise.
      I am still reading a lot about graphene; I get papers and frontline info from Prof TIBOR BRAUN (ELTE Budapest) an expert in fullerenes largo sensu,
      Peter

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    2. Sad to hear that, seems like a nice source of knowledge. Would you mind forwarding some graphene info my way somehow? Especially if you have recipes for making graphene at home, that would be really interesting. As far as I gathered from one site, you actually need graphite oxide as a starting point for the DVD method, and that's expensive/hard to get.

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  2. Dear Nebojsa,

    i would try to get you in touch with good sources of information re graphene. Please write to peter.gluck@gmail.com and give me your coordinates and areas of focused interest re graphene
    Peter

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