Friday Thinking March 15 2013
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Google lets users plan digital afterlife - Technology & Science - CBC News

Google lets users plan digital afterlife - Technology & Science - CBC News | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
Google users can now leave behind their Gmail messages and Google+ profile as a digital inheritance to their loved ones.
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[1303.5684] Beyond Reductionism Twice: No Laws Entail Biosphere Evolution, Formal Cause Laws Beyond Efficient Cause Laws

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Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Talent

Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Talent | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
By encouraging employees to both seek and provide help, rewarding givers, and screening out takers, companies can reap significant and lasting benefits. A McKinsey Quarterly Organization article.
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Achieving Presence through Evoked Reality. [Front Psychol. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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Offshore Leaks: Vast Web of Tax Evasion Exposed - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Offshore Leaks: Vast Web of Tax Evasion Exposed - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
An international network of journalists has obtained some 2.5 million records from tax havens detailing shell companies, offshore accounts and dubious financial deals.
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Red Light Social Center

Red Light Social Center | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
A social network for adults only. Meet real people and explore our online virtual world. All for FREE!
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Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change | Video on TED.com

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk.
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Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You

Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
The companies that sell information about how much money you make — and whether you’re pregnant, divorced, or trying to lose weight — are facing new scrutiny.
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Multi-purpose wonder can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even provide energy

Multi-purpose wonder can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even provide energy | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
A new wonder material can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even provide energy. Science fiction?
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Ubuntu To Become The Official OS Of China

Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu have announced that they will be officially affiliated with the Chinese government to bring a new Ubuntu based OS to the Chinese population.
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What Makes Citizen Scientists Tick? | MIT Technology Review

What Makes Citizen Scientists Tick? | MIT Technology Review | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals why citizen scientists take part in crowdsourced science projects
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Guardian Goggles: because life's too short to think for yourself - video

Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief, unveils the latest exciting step in the Guardian's mission to harness the power of online media: Guardian Goggles
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Stanford engineers create biological computer | Impact Lab

Stanford engineers create biological computer | Impact Lab | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
We're going to be able to put computers inside any living cell you want, said lead researcher Drew Endy. A team of engineers at Stanford University have
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[1304.1842] Information Measures of Complexity, Emergence, Self-organization, Homeostasis, and Autopoiesis

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Computers Made Out of DNA, Slime and Other Strange Stuff | Wired Science | Wired.com

Computers Made Out of DNA, Slime and Other Strange Stuff | Wired Science | Wired.com | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
Everybody knows a computer is a machine made of metal and plastic, with microchip cores turning streams of electrons into digital reality. A century from now, though, computers could look quite different.
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Hill staff rages as LegiStorm gets personal - Katie Glueck

Hill staff rages as LegiStorm gets personal - Katie Glueck | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
The Congress-focused research organization LegiStorm set off a firestorm on Capitol Hill this week as some staffers learned that their personal Twitter accounts would appear on the site.
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80,000 new jobs in the U.S. created by Apple’s iOS app economy in 2012 | Impact Lab

80,000 new jobs in the U.S. created by Apple’s iOS app economy in 2012 | Impact Lab | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
Apple's iOS App Store has seen incredible growth and has doubled its payouts to developers (now totaling over $8 billion) and sparked the creation of over
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Utherverse launches latest take on a 3D Internet with WebWorlds.com

Utherverse launches latest take on a 3D Internet with WebWorlds.com | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
A new 3D Internet world launches today from a long-time developer in the space.
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Crowdsourcing Comes to Emergency Services’ Aid - Techvibes.com

Crowdsourcing Comes to Emergency Services’ Aid - Techvibes.com | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
This article was written by Nelson Bennett and originally published in Business in Vancouver. One of the challenges for first
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World poverty is shrinking rapidly, new index reveals

World poverty is shrinking rapidly, new index reveals | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
UN development report uses nutrition and education as yardsticks as well as income
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Stanford to collaborate with edX to develop a free, open source online learning platform

Stanford to collaborate with edX to develop a free, open source online learning platform | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
EdX will be available as a free, open source online learning platform on June 1.  In support of that move, Stanford will integrate features of its existing Class2Go platform into the edX platform.
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Regular demands on attention and memory keep students on task in online courses, study reports

Regular demands on attention and memory keep students on task in online courses, study reports | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Somewhere between the traditional classroom and old fashion home schooling, online learning has emerged as the dominant educational resource.
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Stanford engineers create biological computer | Impact Lab

Stanford engineers create biological computer | Impact Lab | Friday Thinking March 15 2013 | Scoop.it
We're going to be able to put computers inside any living cell you want, said lead researcher Drew Endy. A team of engineers at Stanford University have
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