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NON COGITO, ERGO SUM -Sometimes thinking is a bad idea.| More Intelligent Life

NON COGITO, ERGO SUM -Sometimes thinking is a bad idea.| More Intelligent Life | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Sometimes thinking is a bad idea. Ian Leslie draws on Dylan, Djokovic and academic research to put the case for unthinking...
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Printable spacecraft may flutter down on alien worlds | KurzweilAI

Printable spacecraft may flutter down on alien worlds | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The onslaught of ultra-tiny technology is giving rise to the idea of “printable spacecraft” consisting of electronic circuits, power generation,...
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Open-data project aims to ease the way for genomic research

Open-data project aims to ease the way for genomic research | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A revamped approach to informed consent will liberate data for science, developers say.
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BPS Research Digest: Psychologists create non-believed memories in the laboratory

BPS Research Digest: Psychologists create non-believed memories in the laboratory | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Most of the time our autobiographical memories and beliefs match up - we remember last week's journey to a conference and believe that journey really took place. Other times, we believe an event happened - we know we travelled to that conference - but our memory for the event eludes us, perhaps because the trip was so boring or because we drank too much wine.

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Nano nod for lab-on-a-chip - University of Alberta

Nano nod for lab-on-a-chip - University of Alberta | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

You wouldn’t know it from appearances, but a metal cube the size of a toaster, created at the University of Alberta, is capable of performing the same genetic tests as most fully equipped modern laboratories—and in a fraction of the time.At its core is a small plastic chip developed with nanotechnology that holds the key to determining whether a patient is resistant to cancer drugs or has diseases like malaria. The chip can also pinpoint infectious diseases in a herd of cattle.

Talk about thinking outside the box.

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BFF?: Cell Phone Study Shows Evolving Lifetime Relationships in Men and Women: Scientific American

BFF?: Cell Phone Study Shows Evolving Lifetime Relationships in Men and Women: Scientific American | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The calling patterns of three million cell phone users support a theory that female relationships change with shifting biological priorities, suggesting that women drive the evolutionary fitness of humans...
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An Algorithm for Preserving Art - Technology Review

An Algorithm for Preserving Art - Technology Review | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A museum of medieval art models the building's climate using wireless sensors to better maintain its collection.
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Driving a Cleaner and More Resilient Future | Institute For The Future

California’s innovation engine has the potential to shift the economy to a cleaner and more resilient future. Next 10, a nonpartisan nonprofit just released the 2012 California Green Innovation Index. In its fourth edition, this important document illustrates along multiple measures that you can indeed choose both, environmental improvement and economic growth. I’ve had the honor of working with the Next 10 team and their impressive group of advisors on this and the prior three editions in addition to the three editions of Many Shades of Green, the most comprehensive accounting of business and employment growth in the green economy.

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Katalyst vs. Singularity: a radical exploration into a subject of our time

Katalyst vs. Singularity: a radical exploration into  a subject of our time | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Interview with Ray KurzweilVernor Vinge describes [technological] “Singularity” as having the technological means to create a superhuman intelligence where the human era will be ended.
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On Investing: The future isn’t grim, and it belongs to young entrepreneurs

On Investing: The future isn’t grim, and it belongs to young entrepreneurs | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
If you want to grasp why America is not doomed, you must spend some time with its young entrepreneurs.
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The Google Reader Open-Source Alternative Is Here and It's Called NewsBlur

The Google Reader Open-Source Alternative Is Here and It's Called NewsBlur | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Created by Samuel Clay as an open-source app, NewsBlur is a fully working web-based Google Reader alternative that allows you to subscribe, aggregate and read to up to 64 RSS feeds for free.

 

NewsBlur provides for each feed an "original", a "feed" and a "story" view allowing you to see the content both as it appeared on the original site as well as stripped out of its web design template.

Newsblur is free for up to 64 feeds. If you want more, pay 12/24/36$ (you choose) for one year and get "unlimited everything while supporting an independent developer.

 

Recommended. 9/10

 

Browser extension for Safari, Firefox and Chrome: http://www.newsblur.com/reader/autologin/RobinGood/5d9fcb76cb08?next=goodies 

 

Download free iPhone app: http://www.newsblur.com/iphone/ ;

Download Android app: https://market.android.com/details?id=bitwrit.Blar  

 

Read more about it inside this thread: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3862692 

 

Try it out now: http://www.newsblur.com/ ;


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Earth Day: 9 Films That Will Change the Way You Think About the World | Environment | AlterNet

Earth Day: 9 Films That Will Change the Way You Think About the World | Environment | AlterNet | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
This Earth Day consider adding a few of these these mainstream and indie documentaries to your must-see list.
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Should we pass on the clever pills?

Should we pass on the clever pills? | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
If we can drink coffee to improve our concentration, why not take cleverer drugs to make us cleverer? At our discussion event about cognitive enhancement in February, Lydia Harriss was on hand to c...

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Researchers Claim Quantum Computer Breakthrough

Researchers Claim Quantum Computer Breakthrough | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
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Researchers at the University of Sydney, in Australia have developed a 300-atom crystal simulator that they claim far outstrips the...
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The Urban Culture of Sentient Cities: From an Internet of Things to a Public Sphere of Things

The Urban Culture of Sentient Cities: From an Internet of Things to a Public Sphere of Things | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

At certain points in the history of architecture and urban plan­ning, the disciplinary debate on how to apply new technologies surpasses the boundaries of the professions involved. At those times, the hopes and fears found in the disputes between architects, policy makers, engineers and planners are extended to a broader discussion about urban and societal change. Then, the central issue is not merely how to solve a specific spatial problem or improve a construction method with the help of a new technology. Rather, the debate revolves around its possible impact on urban society at large. What does this new technol­ogy mean for urban culture, what impact does it have on how we shape our identities and live together in the city? When those questions surface, Dutch philosopher René Boomkens argues, the professional debate has turned ‘philosophical’. [1]

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Look Ma, I Made It Myself! 10 Amazing Things 3-D Printers Can Do Now

Look Ma, I Made It Myself! 10 Amazing Things 3-D Printers Can Do Now | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Dress Like a Rockstar

The fashion world was an early adopter of 3-D printing. Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen uses 3-D printers to create designer fashion for Björk and Lady Gaga. Freedom of Creation and Naim Josefi are using 3-D printers to make flashy heels that would make Carrie Bradshaw gasp. Continuum Fashion created the first 3-D printed bikini and glasses made on the MakerBot Replicator were the toast of the 2012 Fashion Week.

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More older couples shacking up, skipping marriage

More older couples shacking up, skipping marriage | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Shacking up. It's not just for the kids anymore.
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The Importance of Being Social | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network

The Importance of Being Social | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Guest Blog by Leonard Mlodinow*



One advantage of belonging to a cohesive society in which people help each other is that the group is often better equipped ...
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Learning To Flex Your Leadership Muscles

Learning To Flex Your Leadership Muscles | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
You flex your management muscle all the time. You are constantly pushing your team and making sure that everyone is focused on the right priorities, that deadlines are hit, and that together your group is functioning like a well-oiled machine.

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What are you looking at? People follow each other’s gazes, but without a tipping point | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine

What are you looking at? People follow each other’s gazes, but without a tipping point | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Animal behaviour | On an uneventful day, five passers-by in busy Oxford shopping street suddenly stop and look upwards.
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Next-generation genome sequencers compared

Next-generation genome sequencers compared | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Desktop sequencers (credit: Life Technologies Corporation)UK-based researchers tested the three leading desktop sequencers. The results: if you want the most throughout per hour, the Ion Torrent PGM does that.
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The Intentional Cloud: Say What You Mean, Become What You Say

The Intentional Cloud: Say What You Mean, Become What You Say | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Our personal clouds today are mostly made of passive data. Some is our stuff: words, pictures, data, other digital objects we create and the...
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The eye limits the brain's learning potential : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

The eye limits the brain's learning potential : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The concept of a critical period for visual development early in life during which sensory experience is essential to normal neural development is now well established.
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Regenerative medicine repairs mice from top to toe

Regenerative medicine repairs mice from top to toe | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Three separate studies in mice show normal function can be restored to hair, eye and heart cells.
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Tech's Next Feats? Maybe On-Demand Kidneys, Robot Sex, Cheap Solar, Lab Meat | PBS NewsHour | April 20, 2012

Tech's Next Feats? Maybe On-Demand Kidneys, Robot Sex, Cheap Solar, Lab Meat | PBS NewsHour | April 20, 2012 | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Optimists at Silicon Valley think tank Singularity University are pushing the frontiers of human progress through innovation and emerging technologies, looking to greater longevity and better health.
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