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Mission « Econ4

Mission « Econ4 | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

Econ4: economics for people, for the planet and for the future.

 

We need an economics for open minds that breaks free of the closed-minded economic dogmas of the past. We need an economics that aims to secure long-run human well-being, not an economics preoccupied with maximizing short-run output and profits. We need an economics that recognizes that we need to safeguard the Earth for our children and generations to come. We need an economics for people, the planet, and the future.

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Information Diet A Case for Conscious Consumption

Information Diet A Case for Conscious Consumption | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

A book by Clay Johnson...

 

With this book, you’ll learn:
* The relationship between power, authority, and information since the dawn of the first major information-technology boom


* How people react to information consumption, according to cognitive science and neuroscience findings


* How the new, information-abundant society is suffering consequences from poor information consumption habits

* What constitutes a healthy information diet and how you can get started

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NASA clears SpaceX for trial run to space station

NASA clears SpaceX for trial run to space station | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

SpaceX, a private company, will make a trial cargo run to the International Space Station in February, a key step in a new U.S.

 

To encourage commercial cargo runs, NASA has hired SpaceX and a second company, Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corp. to fly cargo to the space station, a $100 billion project of 16 countries, which orbits about 240 miles above Earth.

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17-year-old wins 100k for creating cancer-killing nanoparticle | Geek.com

17-year-old wins 100k for creating cancer-killing nanoparticle | Geek.com | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

Zhang managed to develop a nanoparticle that can be delivered to the site of a tumor through the drug salinomycin. Once there it kills the cancer stem cells. However, Zhang went further and included both gold and iron-oxide components, which allow for non-invasive imaging of the site through MRI and Photoacoustics.

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Rapamycin used to increase the lifespan of mice

Here, we demonstrate that lifelong administration of rapamycin extends lifespan in female 129/Sv mice characterized by normal mean lifespan of 2 y.

 

Rapamycin inhibited age-related weight gain, decreased aging rate, increased lifespan (especially in the last survivors) and delayed spontaneous cancer. 22.9% of rapamycin-treated mice survived the age of death of the last mouse in control group.

 

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Flying robots build structure

Flying robots build structure | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

Four autonomous quadcopter robots retrieve foam bricks and then a networked computer vision system directs their placement. The installation consists of more than 1,500 bricks and is a 1:100 model of what the architects Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler call a "vertical village."

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Quantum Entangled macro scale diamonds vibrate together

Quantum Entangled macro scale diamonds vibrate together | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

A pair of diamond crystals has been linked by quantum entanglement. This means that a vibration in the crystals could not be meaningfully assigned to one or other of them: both crystals were simultaneously vibrating and not vibrating.

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Transplanted Neurons Curb Obesity - ScienceNOW

Transplanted Neurons Curb Obesity - ScienceNOW | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

Transplanted Neurons Curb Obesity - Immature neurons transplanted into the brains of obesity-prone mice can prevent the animals from becoming so fat, according to a new study. The researchers caution that their experiment was never intended as a step toward treating obesity in humans, but they say it provides an important proof of principle that transplanted fetal cells can integrate themselves into an abnormal neural circuit and help restore its function.

 

Other researchers say the work highlights both the promise and the challenges of developing cell therapies for complex brain disorders.

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SpaceX 1 visionary + 3 launchers + 1,500 employees = ?

SpaceX 1 visionary + 3 launchers + 1,500 employees = ? | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

As advertised on the company’s Web site, a Falcon 9 launch costs an average of $57 million, which works out to less than $2,500 per pound to orbit.

 

That’s significantly less than what other U.S. launch companies typically charge, and even the manufacturer of China’s low-cost Long March rocket (which the U.S. has banned importing) says it cannot beat SpaceX’s pricing.

 

By 2014, the company’s next rocket, the Falcon Heavy, aims to lower the cost to $1,000 per pound. And Musk insists that’s just the beginning.

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Karl Rove spending millions lying about everyone

Karl Rove spending millions lying about everyone | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
Crossroad GPS launches misleading ads against Elizabeth Warren, Jon Tester and Tim Kaine VIDEO...

 

Karl Rove and most of the Cheney/Bush Adminstation should be in Jail, not destroying democracy. But Obama let them all get out of Jail Free and continues many of their practices (but not to the extreme of Karl Rove, the ultimate Lying Lier)

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Petri dish to dinner plate, in-vitro meat coming soon

Petri dish to dinner plate, in-vitro meat coming soon | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are cooking up new ways of satisfying the world's ever-growing hunger for meat.Cultured meat -- burgers or sausages grown in laboratory Petri dishes rather than made from...
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Self-organized pituitary-like tissue from mouse ES cells

New work by Hidetaka Suga of the Division of Human Stem Cell Technology, Yoshiki Sasai, Group Director of the Laboratory for Organogenesis and Neurogenesis, and others has unlocked the most recent achievement in self-organized tissue...
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Court Rules Against WikiLeakers: Twitter Data Isn't Secret, Government Orders Are - Forbes

Court Rules Against WikiLeakers: Twitter Data Isn't Secret, Government Orders Are - Forbes | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
A U.S.District Court dealt two blows Thursday to the three WikiLeaks associates fighting a ruling that gives a grand jury access to their private Twitter data: One decision declaring that their private information on Twitter should be revealed, and...
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews: The assault on Israeli women’s rights

Ultra-Orthodox Jews: The assault on Israeli women’s rights | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
Ultra-Orthodox groups have grown more aggressive than ever in their efforts to keep women out of the public sphere...
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Learning high-performance tasks with no conscious effort may soon be possible (w/ video)

Learning high-performance tasks with no conscious effort may soon be possible (w/ video) | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

New research published today in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to decoded fMRI neurofeedback to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's "Matrix" franchise.

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Ex-Philly police captain arrested at NY Occupy rally is warned to not wear uniform at protests

Ex-Philly police captain arrested at NY Occupy rally is warned to not wear uniform at protests | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA — A retired Philadelphia police captain arrested in uniform during Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City has received written warnings from police and union officials.
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Power in Numbers: China Aims for High-Tech Primacy

Power in Numbers: China Aims for High-Tech Primacy | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
China’s booming economy and growing technological infrastructure may thrust it to the forefront of the next generation of computing, many American experts say.

 

China is now the world’s second-largest venture capital market, growing to $7.6 billion from just $2.2 billion in 2005, while the American venture capital market has remained largely stagnant

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Giant Casimir Effect Predicted Inside Metamaterials - Technology Review

Giant Casimir Effect Predicted Inside Metamaterials  - Technology Review | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
Exotic materials should lead to new ways of observing and playing with one of the strangest effects in physics, say Chinese physicists...

 

They say that in a particular kind of electromagnetic space called a Rindler space, the Casimir effect is huge. The essential idea here is that the space can be designed to allow only certain wavelengths to operate. If the electromagnetic properties of the Rindler space are matched to the ambient temperature, then these kinds of thermal waves can be made to dominate the Casimir energy.

 

That makes the Casimir energy huge. Zhao and Miao calculate that in a lab at 300K (room temperature), the Casimir energy would be some 10^11 times bigger than the free space value. That's a significant difference that ought to make these effects accessible in an entirely new way to a much broader audience.

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WSU News Center - 3D printer used to make bone-like material

WSU News Center - 3D printer used to make bone-like material | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
PULLMAN, Wash. - It looks like bone. It feels like bone. For the most part, it acts like bone.  And it came off an inkjet printer.
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Transport | Priestmangoode - Product, Transport and Environment Design

Transport | Priestmangoode - Product, Transport and Environment Design | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
Very cool "out of the box" designs for high speed rail that could replace air travel for many locations.
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Angelides Says Occupy Wall Street Has `Hit the Mark'

Angelides Says Occupy Wall Street Has `Hit the Mark' | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Philip Angelides, who served as chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, talks about the Occupy Wall Street protests and U.S. banking regulation.

 

Clearly gets OWC

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Scientists create light from vacuum

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(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in creating light from vacuum – observing an effect first predicted over 40 years ago. The results will be published tomorrow (Wednesday) in the journal Nature.
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Wow: Intel unveils 1 teraflop chip with 50-plus cores

Wow: Intel unveils 1 teraflop chip with 50-plus cores | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

Then I saw Intel's latest -- a 1 teraflop chip, with more than 50 cores, that Intel unveiled today, running it on a test machine at the SC11 supercomputing conference in Seattle.

 

"In 15 years that's what we've been able to do. That is stupendous. You're witnessing the 1 teraflop barrier busting," Rajeeb Hazra, general manager of Intel's technical computing group, said at an unveiling ceremony. (He holds up the chip here)

 

Intel had the test system set up behind closed doors -- on a coffee table in a hotel suite at the Grand Hyatt, and wouldn't allow reporters to take pictures of the setup.

 

Nor would the company specify how many cores the chip has -- just more than 50 -- or its power requirement.

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A police raid suffused with symbolism

A police raid suffused with symbolism | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

A military style raid on peaceful protesters camped out in the shadow of Wall Street, ordered by a cold ruthless billionaire who bought his way into the mayor’s office.

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Gene tweak creates supermouse – and prevents diabetes - life - 11 November 2011 - New Scientist

Gene tweak creates supermouse – and prevents diabetes - life - 11 November 2011 - New Scientist | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

Knocking out a gene in muscles allows mice to run twice as far – targeting the same gene in their fat cells prevents them developing type-2 diabetes...

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