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Simon Weiner5,2841.13 High Quality New Active Blood Circle. Enjoy:)#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-03-19 13:42:29495001
GuruOmBha0This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle2014-12-11 16:27:34414309
GuruOmBha0This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle2014-12-11 16:27:20414409
George Clark11,406Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle 2014-12-05 07:48:39416707292
Markos Giannopoulos22,807A circle of relevance and engagement // It's been a while since I've done a circle like this, I've been neglecting my duties! This is a thank you to people who have engaged with my recents posts, added me in an original circle of their own and also people which Google has ranked them to be of high relevance to my posts and my overall G+ tastes.  So, thank you for making my Google+ better! :) As always, this circle could not be created without +Circloscope and +CircleCount  #circlesunday   #circleshare   #circlediscovery   #engagers   #relevance  2014-11-02 13:08:162295210
Maria Morisot31,439Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle03 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-03 14:18:412999794116
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211
John Nuntiatio37,221#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-27 06:18:55201172
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424521733
Krzysztof Skomra4,828New circle 201404031. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream1. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia #techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles  #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup 2014-04-03 21:55:02501349
Aleksander Adamczyk0New circle 201404031. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia EN.1. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles  #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles#AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery  2014-04-03 21:29:32501014
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517
Matthew J Price8,236It's been some time since I shared my favorite circle: Accelerated Thinkers.  These 91 people are the ones I trust with bringing me the good news every day, and leading the conversation about the future of humanity.  Thank you so much!2014-03-22 04:25:4591103
Carlos Esteban39,158ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great Sunday! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#72014-03-16 14:11:22498584460
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:21:31469006
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:20:51469102
John Nuntiatio28,116circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment   #news  2014-02-23 08:38:002986725
Carlos Esteban35,966ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: ►A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science, #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor. ►Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) ►And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Valentine’s day!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#62014-02-14 19:25:01464604362
Johnny Stork7,288Spirituality & Self Development CircleWe all strive towards various personal, professional and for many, spiritual goals in life. In our increasingly crowded and interconnected planet, we are often reminded of how each of out lives intersect and how each of us share many of the same values and needs. Many of these shared values and shared needs included the welfare of others, the welfare of the entire planet and the welfare of all living creatures.One way to think of what it means to be "spiritual" or concerned with "self" development is simply to be concerned with something, or someone, beyond yourself, beyond the personal. Holding a transpersonal world-view.The people in this circle share these values, these interests in developing personally, professionally and spiritually for the sake of all people as well as themselves. I am honoured to share this circle of humanitarian, compassionate, learned and transpersonally inclined friends. #transpersonalpsychology   #spirituality   #selfdevelopment   #positivepsychology  2014-02-05 00:55:3849011616
Carlos Esteban33,566ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: -A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science , #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor . -Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) -And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Sunday!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle    #thursdaycircleshared    #circlethursday #circle  2014#42014-01-26 13:53:24495160144197
Christy Sandhoff27,208This is a very nice circle Carlos.  Thanks for posting it. ==========================================Carlos Esteban - Google+ - ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find...ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-17 22:22:5740171114
Carlos Esteban32,281ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice day!Carlos 2014#3#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-16 13:53:50491129123180
Mariana Lopez de Waard8,230viz +Circulos Compartidos ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!+OG International Network +OG Marbella  2014-01-11 08:00:354552418
James Harper726+Carlos Esteban originally shared: ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014-01-11 00:11:5845612425
Christy Sandhoff26,446Shared by Carlos Esteban..... ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-10 17:39:29451161028
Carlos Esteban31,485ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-10 17:31:474549461140
CircleCount67,537Profiles/Pages having a CircleCount link on their about page.This is the follow up link to this post: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/Uoru6vQw9gnThanks for the idea +Luc Suy, these are all awesome people/pages ;)Thanks for using CircleCount to all!2014-01-06 21:45:0633721424
Carlos Esteban30,646ENGAGERS + INTERESTING PEOPLE So here is my first circle of 2014… actually my first circle ever! This is the first time that I create and share a circle. Here you will find recent engagers and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Maybe you like some of them. Happy New Year! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-01 13:25:133659244136
Jack C Crawford67,189So you all might remember the Angels circle, right?This one has 440 cool guys (caveat emptor ... my preferences may differ from yours ... I like all of these gentlemen).So here's to the men!G+{I added myself just because ...}2013-07-10 20:10:59441913783
Gideon Rosenblatt28,713Gideon Rosenblatt's Top 100These are the folks Google tells me are my most relevant people (slightly modified to remove people who are relevant, but not active here on Google+).Looking through this list, I can tell you that these are great people full of interesting ideas and engagement. I'm not in the circle here, so I can objectively say that this group is a worthy addition to your circles. Enjoy this group of people - I know I do. They enrich my experience here. Without them, I probably wouldn't still be here today. P.S. - If you got a notification, that means you're in the circle. 2013-06-11 20:53:39100662467
Gideon Rosenblatt23,936My Top 150 Here are the 150 people that Google tells me are most relevant to me here on Google+. This is a really good group of people, full of interesting insights and a willingness to help others.I give you a hardy recommendation to add these folks to your circles here. Your stream will thank you for it later.:-)2013-02-22 00:43:3815037734
INTP0Since last time I shared the INTP circle, the followers circle grew from 66 to 192. So I'm sharing this circle again. If you do not want to be in the circle being shared, please let me know.This circle will be updated from time to time. If you'd like to be included in this circle, add INTP page. That way I can add you back. (A Google Plus page cannot add any user unless the user add the page first.)2012-11-17 09:56:49193202
Matthew J Price4,908Here it is again, my Accelerated Thinkers circle.  These futurists, authors, transhumanists, nerds, experts, pages, and all around thought leaders account for the vast majority of the good news I receive from G+.  Whatever I share that I didn't find in my RSS feed came from these ladies and gentlemen.If you followed nothing but these 70 people, you would have a pretty solid idea of what sort of craziness is coming down the pipe.I owe them a great debt for the thoughtfulness of their content curation and the added value of their voices. Thank you!I no longer spend any meaningful amount of time searching for new people to add to this circle.  If you know someone that belongs here please leave a comment nominating them (or yourself) or send me a message.  If you know someone with educated opinions about the future who posts future relevant thoughts and news the majority of the time, that's what this circle is about. #ScienceSunday   #Transhumanism   #Futurism   #AcceleratedChange  2012-10-22 00:32:2970317
John Deering808Atheist, free-thinker circle.These people have all sorts of interests and come from all walks of life, so are sure to liven up your stream, without filling it full of religious posts. If you need help with adding circles as a whole or picking a few, then please let me know.cheers #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #atheist   #athiet   #freethinker   #skeptic   #sceptic  2012-10-13 09:09:33500305
John Kellden10,222Social Curation, part 6: Social Curators v3"...what watch? Ten watch. Such much?"Subterranean Homesick Blues:+Bradley HorowitzPearltrees:+Oliver StarrSocial curation - an evolving set of buckets:1. Social media - which to me boils down to getting your story, your brand straight in this new networked, participatory, two-way market.2. Social business - including a large part of the startup scene, and also things like hackerspaces, 3D-printing, large companies struggling to adopt a new more social culture...3. Social signal - the whole analysis/symthesis thing, where we'll help each other understand what is going on, whether deeper learning, social learning, peer learning, informal learning, a quiet pervasive revolution happening as we speak.4. Social practices - where we share success stories, business cases , hangouts and experiential stuff, assessing what works and what doesnt.5. Social innovation and transformation - the difficult, complex, slightly less accessible corner - how global and local intersect, design thinking, narrative, sensemaking, semiosis, patterns, culture, transitions. I wouldn't be at all surprised if you all would find the odd post from me here. :)Social cocreation is da shiznitMy intention here is to honour two principles - one, the cocreated nature of this circle, since it is all about social curation. Two, if at all possible, provide an as rich and diverse signal as possible, for the benefit of all other Google plussers in need of our various social curation insights.Social curation: how we shape our content and how it shapes us in returnThere is quite probably as many different takes on social curation as there are people in this circle, and then some.Whither Dunbar? - What size circles?Keeping this circle under two hundred people thereabouts, might be a good size for new google plussers should they want to derive benefit from the gathered collective intelligence from this bunch of social curators.2012-09-26 07:52:4314620522
Paul Finnerty2,166Spiritual Circle Thanks +Laura Sanna for the share!@#sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleofthedayInteresting folks of spiritual shares!  #circleshare   Last share is over 200 total shares, plusses and comments yet again so let's keep it rolling!Add the circle, add yourself and reshare the circle!  Make sure you use the hash marks!2012-09-17 01:23:002723010
Trever McGhee11,187+Rolf Tschochohei created an amazing circle of caring people and included me, which we're very grateful.Add the circle for a week and see how it brightens your stream, keep the sunshine ones and take the rest and put them a sided for you never know when it's their turn to brighten your day.Day 95 of our journey away from home to inspire you to Take2seconds to follow us, so that sponsors invest more in the community projects that generate income to fund more community projects.+Take2seconds  #Take2seconds  +Circle Plus +Best Shared Circle +The Best Circles on Google+ +Full Circle +CircleCount +Nothing but Circles +Public Circles +Wanna Be Circled +CIRCLES +Circles 2012-08-19 09:27:532513512
Susanne Ramharter15,584The #glia  Teamthis afternoon, +Gregory Esau wrote a wonderful post (http://goo.gl/685S8) in which he introduced the first members of a hopefully expanding #Glia  Team. I have taken the members and put them in a circle, so that anyone who is interested can follow and join the conversations.At the same time, I would like to share a link to a discussion held today on the +Think with Google page that fits right in with some of the things we discuss: http://goo.gl/jcugr  - great discussion and it was taped, so watching is still possible.2012-08-08 18:16:54297118
John Kellden9,492Google+ : Top EngagersLa creme de la cremeFifty people are selected by +John Fanavans :I have no idea how many people follow me. At some point, you decide that you will become a broadcasting service, and engage primarily with a core group. It happens to everyone. When you do, I suggest you reach out to new people like I do from time to time. Just to ensure you dont stagnate. And run public hangouts, they are hard, but they are worth it.He is not your guru. What he is though, is someone having thrown every conceivable angle and the kitchen sink on people, figuring out who are the top engagers:https://plus.google.com/u/0/118328436599489401972/posts/A8QsWpXLnXBHeuristics For The Win Win WinI've added a whole bunch of people, applying my own super seekrit heuristics, towards turning this into what is probably the best circle ever, never to be surpassed. Until next week that is, when I've cooked up a fresh batch of algorithms. But that's then, and this is now, here, enjoy:2012-08-08 07:35:1012933626
Werner Brock4,388#BuddhistCircle  open to all lineages or groups, we are sharing here #Buddhist   topics, news, questions, discussions and wisdom in a tolerant and mutually supporting way.Please add and share this circle.Please use the hashtag #BuddhistCircle  for posting and reading by search.If you want to be added, please leave a message here.Today we received Khenpo Sonam Gyatso Rinpoche´s offer to share some time for us. +Khenpo Sogyal is professor for Buddhist Philosophy and Logic at Benares (Varanasi) University in India. We will start a new thread for discussion with Khenpo-la. 2012-07-29 10:16:56292757
Chris Robinson24,784General Science Circle- Final UpdateLast August I started this General Science Database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), which could be uploaded into Google+ using the import contacts feature. Over the last year, the database has morphed into a shared circle and more recently into +Science on Google+: A Public Database. Due to the increasing overlap with the +Science on Google+: A Public Database, this will be the last time that I will be updating and sharing this circle.If you are a scientist, science teacher, or science writer, please feel free to add your profile/page to the +Science on Google+: A Public Database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M) and circling +Science on Google+: A Public Database. 2012-07-25 14:47:31300101339
Jeff Jockisch18,43275 Non-IdiotsI haven't done a circle share recently to let you know who I'm interacting with a lot.  This is half of my top 150 most relevant.  I couldn't stop at 50 or 100 -- too many good people here :)  Look for the other half of the 150 most relevant share as 75 Non-Ghosts2012-07-25 01:43:317521327
Dave Cole6,751I thought I would share my science circle, many of the names you have already seen and added to your own lists, I'm sure. There may be a few people that are new to you.2012-07-19 04:10:1723122320
Matthew J Price0Here is my most carefully curated circle of Acceleration Aware individuals.  These 50 people (plus myself) are the most outspoken about the real hot topics in futurism like Genetics Nanotechnology and AI + Robotics, but also about the philosophy, politics, economics and spirituality of the future.I carefully considered everyone on this list, plus many more people who are arguably more important in the transhumanist community, but are not active enough on G+ to contribute meaningfully.  Also, people who had a large majority of posts that were political in nature were selected against.If you want to see where the future is headed, these 50 are a good place to start.  If you feel like you belong in this circle, say so below!2012-07-09 03:01:005132610
John Kellden7,662Here's a few people who are not too shabby.I will spend a week in Greece with wife and kids. Have promised not to bring laptop, and not cheat too much with the G+ mobile thing either. This means you will have to wander aimlessly through the Google Plus Ghosttown while I'm working my tan, enjoying food and wine and sploshing about in the pool. But have no fear, quality content and even higher quality conversation is just a few clicks away, even if you only add a few of the people in the below circle. You all behave now, and talk more in a week.2012-06-18 09:24:0950043238
Gregory Esau9,648My Community Intelligence CircleI use the term community here pretty broadly, in that my community, the global community, and G+ all blur together in ways that make boundaries somewhat meaningless. Therefor, this is my Community Intelligence circle. Reading and engaging with these people will raise your intel (so to speak) of the world around us, the world of Google Plus, maybe your world, and the dots that connect them. For the many people who have circled me over the last few months (and thank you!!), these are the people that raise my IQ and EQ.2012-05-31 23:58:0014220210
Gideon Rosenblatt13,462Highly Relevant CircleI've gotten a bit out of the habit of sharing circles lately, and so thought I'd share this group of people that Google thinks are most relevant to me (in other words, the first 100 I get when I click on "Your circles" and sort by "Relevance"). Looking at this group, I'd have to say that Google does a very good job. Not perfect. There are people who I feel I interact with a lot here who are not in this top 100 of "most relevant" according to the Google relevance algorithm. The only tweaks I made were to take out a small handful of folks who aren't all that active on G+, but had high relevance because they are Gmail contacts I email a lot. So that's it. Enjoy this group. It's a great group of people. Very interesting content. Some are big Google Plussers, some not so big, but all are relevant - at least to me - and if they aren't already, I hope they will soon be for you as well.2012-05-29 23:29:32100702348
Meilani MacDonald2,935Small Business circle 1 of 2Hello small business peeps! I'm a small biz person and naturally I want to connect with other small biz owners. I really feel we all have so much to share with each other and to learn from one another as we navigate this world called Google+ that provides us with so many great tools and resources to support our small biz efforts. I also think it's a good thing to support each other, and lift each other up as we work towards our goals. So I've been collecting small biz people and shared small biz & entrepreneurs circles, because those are the people I most want in my own circles, to follow, to connect with, and to support. I have 700+ small bizzes in my circle, so I've split it into two circles to share with you. This is #1 of the 2, and #2 is next. Let's hear it for small business!Btw, speaking of supporting small bizzes, I host a TGIF Biz Networking Hangout every Friday at 4pm pst, now a Hangout on Air. It is a chance to give yourself and your biz a little promo, and I feature special guests who are small biz owners and who have all kinds of good advice and info to share with other small biz owners. Please check my profile for more info or to watch last Friday's episode, where we talked about QR codes and great ideas for how to use them, and also talked about the value of keeping content fresh on your blogs and web sites, and when and why to blog, or not to blog. #smallbusiness #sharedcircles #entrepreneur +CircleCount +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Shared a Circle with you2012-05-28 18:22:494491159
John Kellden6,655Google Plus People Worth Reading And Listening To, take two+Shamil Weerakoon was perceptive enough to notice I had set my phaser to stun, sharing this circle only to my extended circles. Here it is again in all its public glory. :) I tweaked it a bit to be able to squeeze in a few more...2012-05-08 17:45:22500502438
Chris Robinson22,193Science Circle- Updated 4.20.12This is a great circle if you want to follow Science on Google+. As you can see in the underlying database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), we are a diverse group but we all share a common interest- SCIENCE! Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.Don't forget to check out +Science on Google+: A Public Database! Change Log15 profiles were added in this update: http://goo.gl/ob3zR.17 profiles were added on 3.15.12: http://goo.gl/MI0qe.40 profiles were added on 2.13.12: http://goo.gl/0z9KZ.32 profiles were added on 1.8.12: http://goo.gl/K8ttV.Are you a Scientist on Google+? Do you primarily post about Science? Add your name to this form (http://goo.gl/TDguw) if you would like to be considered for the next shared circle.2012-04-20 15:59:2130261512

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Exosome research also opens up promising possibilities in the realm of nutrigenomics and ‘food as medicine’. A study found common plant foods such as ginger, grapefruit, grapes, produce exosomes that, following digestion, enter human blood undegraded and subsequently down-regulate inflammatory pathways in the human body in a manner confirming some of their traditional folkloric medicinal uses.

If the somatic cells within our body are capable through extrachromosomal processes of modulating fundamental genetic processes within the germline cells, or, furthermore, if foods that we eat are also capable of acting as vectors of gene-regulatory information, truly the old reductionist, mechanistic, unilinear models of genetics must be abandoned in favor of a view that accounts for the vital importance of all our decisions, nutritional factors, environmental exposures, etc., in determining thecou... more »

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2015-03-27 23:27:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google To Build Robotic Surgery Platform With Johnson & Johnson

Google and Johnson & Johnson have announced that the will team up to develop an advanced, robot-assisted surgery platform. The team effort will involve “capabilities, intellectual property and expertise” from both companies, and will involve Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, maker of medial devices.

#google  
#robotics  

Google To Build Robotic Surgery Platform With Johnson & Johnson

Google and Johnson & Johnson have announced that the will team up to develop an advanced, robot-assisted surgery platform. The team effort will involve “capabilities, intellectual property and expertise” from both companies, and will involve Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, maker of medial devices.

#google  
#robotics  ___

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2015-03-22 18:38:55 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The Future Of Voice-Activated AI Sounds Awesome

Voice recognition gets freakishly good. It used to be that voice recognition always fell short of our expectations, but there have been some recent major technology breakthroughs that have cracked the code on speech recognition. In the past 18 months, commercial speech recognition technologies have seen a dramatic 30 percent improvement. To put that into perspective, that’s a bigger gain in performance than we’ve seen in the past 15 years combined. These improvements are in part being driven by deep learning approaches combined with massive data sets.

Today however,  due to the emergence of a small but growing number of cloud based APIs like MindMeld, it’s now possible for developers to build an intelligent voice interface for any app or website without requiring an advanced degree in natural language processing.

The Future Of Voice-Activated AI Sounds Awesome

Voice recognition gets freakishly good. It used to be that voice recognition always fell short of our expectations, but there have been some recent major technology breakthroughs that have cracked the code on speech recognition. In the past 18 months, commercial speech recognition technologies have seen a dramatic 30 percent improvement. To put that into perspective, that’s a bigger gain in performance than we’ve seen in the past 15 years combined. These improvements are in part being driven by deep learning approaches combined with massive data sets.

Today however,  due to the emergence of a small but growing number of cloud based APIs like MindMeld, it’s now possible for developers to build an intelligent voice interface for any app or website without requiring an advanced degree in natural language processing.___

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2015-03-22 18:20:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Here comes the age of the Sun

Solar Electricity will generate $5 trillion of cumulative revenue by 2035 and break into industrial markets per Deutsch Bank

Deutsch Bank expects solar electricity to become competitive with retail electricity in an increasing number of markets globally due to declining solar panel costs as well as improving financing and customer acquisition costs. Unsubsidized rooftop solar electricity costs between $0.08-$0.13/kWh, 30-40% below retail price of electricity in many markets globally. In markets heavily dependent on coal for electricity generation, the ratio of coal based wholesale electricity to solar electricity cost was 7:1 four years ago. This ratio is now less than 2:1 and could likely approach 1:1 over the next 12-18 months.

#solar  
#solar_power  ___Here comes the age of the Sun

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2015-03-22 18:11:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

YouTube's 360-degree video could mean big things for VR

YouTube just got way more dimensional. The world's most popular video site now supports 360-degree videos, allowing users to click through scenes — or just tilt a mobile device — to get a broader look at what's happening around the focal point.

#virtualreality  

YouTube's 360-degree video could mean big things for VR

YouTube just got way more dimensional. The world's most popular video site now supports 360-degree videos, allowing users to click through scenes — or just tilt a mobile device — to get a broader look at what's happening around the focal point.

#virtualreality  ___

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2015-03-22 18:10:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Heading toward an app free experience

But a more open Google Now has the potential to make your phone more than just an okay personal assistant. It could put everything you care about in your digital life on a single screen instead of spread across dozens of disparate apps.

Heading toward an app free experience

But a more open Google Now has the potential to make your phone more than just an okay personal assistant. It could put everything you care about in your digital life on a single screen instead of spread across dozens of disparate apps.___

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2015-03-22 18:06:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Moving from the Era of Mobile to the Age of Context?

Looking forward to the next 5 year though, I personally believe we will move from the Era of Mobile to the Age of Context.

Moving from the Era of Mobile to the Age of Context?

Looking forward to the next 5 year though, I personally believe we will move from the Era of Mobile to the Age of Context.___

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2015-03-22 17:28:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - 12/2015.
Permalink here: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/03/consciousness-is-global-clip-3d.html

Consciousness is global, CLIP 3D printing, Neuromorphic optical computing, Silicon photonic switches, DNA molecular transport, Magnetised graphene, More drone advances, Robotic arms, Targeted nucleic acids, Nanoparticles click. 

1. Network Theory and Global Consciousness.
Recent brain imaging studies strongly suggest that consciousness, our rich conscious experience, is indeed a global rather than local phenomenon in the brain http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2015/03/213466/. Network or graph theory was used in this case to examine the links between various parts of the brain that were related to conscious awareness; in this case subjects reported when they were aware of a small disk flashed briefly on a screen while an fMRI scanner imaged the activity of their brains. The data suggested that the whole of the brain became more functionally connected following reports of awareness. This would also appear to provide experimental support for Tononi’s Integrate Information Theory of Consciousness. 

2. CLIP Optical 3D Printing Technology.
If you missed this one this week you were living under a rock - everyone was sharing and watching the amazing new 3D printing technology unveiled by Carbon3D this week http://3dprint.com/51566/carbon3d-clip-3d-printing. CLIP stands for Continuous Liquid Interface Production and involves the use of a projector to programmably solidify discrete regions of a UV-curable liquid resin as the growing part is pulled out of the resin bath. This is forming solid structures in three dimensions continuously, without a print-head, and is 25x to 100x faster than conventional approaches on the market. A potentially transformative technological evolution, only now emerging from stealth-mode after heavy venture backing. Oh, and it does 1 micron resolution too; be sure to watch the videos if you haven’t already. In related news commercial interests develop open-source algorithms for better 3D printing https://www.llnl.gov/news/america-makes-taps-lawrence-livermore-ge-develop-open-source-algorithms-3d-printing. 

3. Brain-Like Computing with Light.
Microofibers produced from chalcogenide glasses possess a range of optical properties that allow them to be used to replicate a range of equivalent neuron and brain functions and signal protocols http://www.southampton.ac.uk/mediacentre/news/2015/mar/15_45.shtml#.VQo1Qv4mmyc. These can be thought of as photonic neurons that might one day enabled neuromorphic hardware with ultrafast signal transmission speeds, higher bandwidth and lower power consumption than their biological and electronic counterparts. The paper concluded: “we implemented an optical axon in an amorphous metal-sulphide microfiber that enables photonic synapses to perform analogues of fundamental neurophysiological functions of the mammalian central nervous system.” 

4. Large-Scale Silicon Photonic Switches.
In related photonics news the largest-ever silicon photonic switch has been developed, which enables higher bandwidth and lower energy losses http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2015/largest-scale_silicon_photonic_switch_to_be_presen/. Previous photonic switches incorporated just 64 switching elements but the new design manages 2,500 and 10k should be feasible. Existing architectures would never be able to scale to this level due to optical losses, but the new architecture circumvents this problem by incorporating new MEMS switching element that can switch states 1,000 times faster than existing MEMS switches. Applications include computing, networking, data transmission and routing. 

5. Tethered DNA Origami for Molecular Transport.
Advancing on the work of DNA origami “walkers” to transport molecular cargo across a surface this latest work simplifies and accelerates the process by using a tethered DNA origami molecule that is free to swing around and facilitate rapid molecular transport across surfaces in conjunction with natural diffusions processes http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=39476.php. The concept here is to use partial compartmentalisation that is able to rectify and utilise brownian motion to advantage, and the embodiment was a 30nm atomically-precise DNA arm swinging a molecular cargo around on a 90nm x 60nm platform.  Future hurdles to overcome include interfacing with the outside world and other applications include structured DNA sensing and computing arrays. 

6. The Benefits of Magnetised Graphene.
A simple and robust method for magnetising graphene with hydrogen has been developed http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-releases/2015/nrl-researchers-pattern-magnetic-graphine. The magnetism can be controlled by adding or limiting the amount of hydrogenation, and a commercial electron-beam process can then etch away hydrogen to produce precisely defined magnetic patterns on the graphene. Applications include magnetic data storage of course, but it will be quite a stretch to see if they can actually achieve the million-fold improvement over current hard drives that they claim as “possible”. Tightly packed magnetic graphene might also make for much more powerful permanent magnets and this would also be worth exploring. In related news graphene quantum dots get better http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/optoelectronics/new-production-twist-for-graphene-quantum-dots-opens-up-applications. 

7. More Drone Advancements.
A few of interesting drone developments this week. First, drones can now be used to build high-resolution 3D scans of landmarks and larger areas http://www.technologyreview.com/news/535596/high-resolution-3-d-scans-built-from-drone-photos/, and as drone traffic and capabilities increase this might lead to high resultion 3D maps of the entire planet. Second, a new hybrid gas-electric drone has 13 times the range of a battery electric drone http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/03/hybrid-gas-electric-drone-has-13-times.html, with a flight time of 2.5 hours and a range of 100 miles, which is pretty damn amazing when you think about it. Finally, leading on from last week’s cockroaches, other researchers are flying beetles via remote control http://www.gizmag.com/remote-control-giant-flower-beetles/36588/. 

8. Easy-to-Program Robotic Arms Take Another Step.
A couple of important robot arm advances this week. First, Universal Robotics launched its new UR3 robotic arm in three different sizes http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/universal-robots-ur3-robotic-arm. This is an easy to program multi-articulated robotic arm for a wide range of repetitive tasks that is safe to work near humans. Rethink Robotics also followed up its previous Baxter robot by launching the new Sawyer Robot which is again an easy to program multi-articulated robotic arm (unlike Baxter’s two) that incorporates a range of improvements to make it smaller, faster, stronger, and more precise http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/sawyer-rethink-robotics-new-robot. It’s great to see competition heating up in this area and ongoing technical improvements delivering ever-better robotic capabilities. 

9. Targeted Nucleic Acid Drugs.
Nanoparticles (of gold or lipid in this case) that are coated with 100+ strands of DNA of specific sequence have been termed “spherical nucleic acids” and recently demonstrated very effective immunomodulatory properties http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2015/03/spherical-nucleic-acids-set-stage-for-new-paradigm-in-drug-development.html. The DNA is designed to target different cell receptors and in the this “spherical” form proves to be one of the most simple, efficient, and potent immunomodulators to be developed, with significant promise against cancer and autoimmune disorders. And also this week we had specific microRNAs being used in tissue regeneration, effectively - and temporarily - boosting cell proliferation to take the place of damaged tissue http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2015/03/morrisey/. 

10. Nanoparticulate Click Chemistry.
A tough choice for number ten this week, but I went with the deceptively simple and innocuous click chemistry technique developed for easily and controllably joining nanoparticles together and to other surfaces http://phys.org/news/2015-03-click-modern-chemistry-bonds-nanoparticles.html. Click-chemistries are usually used to precisely control the chemical connection of one molecule to another as part of a defined synthetic step, but in this work the concept was adapted to nanoparticles and allowing the quick and permanent bonding of nanoparticles together and to solid substrates. Think ordered arrays of different nanoparticles, even quantum dots, in defined patterns working to perform some function. 

Archived: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/03/consciousness-is-global-clip-3d.html ___#ScienceSunday #Science

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2015-03-18 02:35:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

NVIDIA Propels Deep Learning with 7 TeraFLOP flagship GPU TITAN X

NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang showcased three new technologies that will fuel deep learning during his opening keynote address to the 4,000 attendees of the GPU Technology Conference: 

* NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X – the most powerful processor ever built for training deep neural networks. 

* DIGITS Deep Learning GPU Training System – a software application that makes it far easier for data scientists and researchers to quickly create high-quality deep neural networks. 

* DIGITS DevBox – the world’s fastest deskside deep learning appliance — purpose-built for the task, powered by four TITAN X GPUs and loaded with the intuitive-to-use DIGITS training system. 

NVIDIA Propels Deep Learning with 7 TeraFLOP flagship GPU TITAN X

NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang showcased three new technologies that will fuel deep learning during his opening keynote address to the 4,000 attendees of the GPU Technology Conference: 

* NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X – the most powerful processor ever built for training deep neural networks. 

* DIGITS Deep Learning GPU Training System – a software application that makes it far easier for data scientists and researchers to quickly create high-quality deep neural networks. 

* DIGITS DevBox – the world’s fastest deskside deep learning appliance — purpose-built for the task, powered by four TITAN X GPUs and loaded with the intuitive-to-use DIGITS training system. ___

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SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - 11/2015.
Permalink here: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/03/editing-mammalian-memories-clearing.html

Editing mammalian memories, Clearing sensecent cells, Interesting nanobacteria, Better cyborg cockroaches, Printing custom molecules, AFM neuron imaging, Magnetic brain stimulation, Flexible colour changes, Silicon fullerane, Farm in a box.

1. Editing Memories While Animals Sleep.
This week researchers demonstrated how to controllably modify certain memories stored in the brains of mice while they sleep http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/bionics/how-to-insert-a-memory-into-the-brain-of-a-sleeping-mouse. They accomplished this by (i) implanting electrodes into the hippocampus of the mouse and measuring the electrical activity while the mouse explored a new environment, correlating particular patterns of... more »

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - 11/2015.
Permalink here: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/03/editing-mammalian-memories-clearing.html

Editing mammalian memories, Clearing sensecent cells, Interesting nanobacteria, Better cyborg cockroaches, Printing custom molecules, AFM neuron imaging, Magnetic brain stimulation, Flexible colour changes, Silicon fullerane, Farm in a box.

1. Editing Memories While Animals Sleep.
This week researchers demonstrated how to controllably modify certain memories stored in the brains of mice while they sleep http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/bionics/how-to-insert-a-memory-into-the-brain-of-a-sleeping-mouse. They accomplished this by (i) implanting electrodes into the hippocampus of the mouse and measuring the electrical activity while the mouse explored a new environment, correlating particular patterns of activity with particular locations in the environment, and (ii) when the mouse slept and these particular patterns were again activated as part of sleep activity, the researchers stimulated another set of electrodes in another part of the brain responsible for reward and pleasure. This directly modified the memory and resulted in the mouse seeking out only those areas of the environment that were now associated with reward and pleasure. 

2. Senolytic Drugs for Clearing Senescent Cells.
Senescent cells that have stopped dividing accumulate with age and accelerate aging and healthspan in many animal models is enhanced by removing these cells. Two compounds - the cancer drug dasatinib and and natural compound quercetin - have been tested for this purpose in mice and resulted in a significant boost to healthspan http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/2015/20150309agingcell.html. The mice benefited from a range of benefits including improved cardiovascular function, better exercise endurance, reduced osteoporosis, lower frailty, and typically with just a single dose - and with the benefits lasting seven months. Very keen to see this tested in humans as soon as possible. 

3. Confirming the Existence of Nanobacteria.
For the first time the existence of nanobacteria has been conclusively proven with demonstration of nanobacteria isolation, imaging, and sequencing http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2015/02/27/ultra-small-bacteria/. These functional bacterial species, which probably rely on other organisms for nutrients to some extent, were isolated from groundwater and found to measure just 200nm or less across; 150 of these could fit inside an E. Coli bacterial cell, and over 100,000 or more might fit inside a human cell. I read this and think of 100,000 little DNA computers churning along in just one of my cells; incidentally the genomes of the nanobacteria measure about one million basepairs in length. Might be a nice little hardware template for engineering to perform other functions within our bodies, entering and exiting cells - also wonder what overlap there is to Craig Venter’s minimal cell? 

4. Improved Interfacing and Control of Cyborg Cockroach Robots.
The development of cyborg insects took another step this week with a new system that improves over the method of inserting electrodes into insect antennae http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/12/105/20141363. The system still utilises a “backpack” containing communications, power, and computation, but now involves inserting electrodes far more intimately into the prothoracic ganglia of the prototype cockroaches, and allows remote operation and locomotion control. Limitations include line-of-sight operation but the group hopes to overcome this by incorporating additional sensors and on-board directional error-correction. 

5. 3D Printing Customised Small Molecules.
A new automated 3D printer is able to synthesise small molecules in a modular fashion - such devices are also known as chemputers or chemprinters http://www.hhmi.org/news/3d-printer-small-molecules-opens-access-customized-chemistry. As part of the proof-of-concept the team used a common set of chemical building blocks to controllably synthesise 14 distinct classes of small molecules. The work drew inspiration from cellular synthesis processes, and resulted in collection of hundreds of different, simple chemical building blocks that can be combined together repeatedly to produce more complex molecules; a company has been founded to commercialise. The promise is to one day have a chemical printer in your house able to synthesise any molecule on demand. In related news another new set of chemistries may expand these possibilities even further http://phys.org/news/2015-03-meta-technique-possibilities-molecular.html. 

6. Dynamic Imaging of Neurons with AFM.
A new long-tip atomic force microscopy technique has been developed for live-cell imaging at extremely high resolutions http://phys.org/news/2015-03-scientists-atomic-microscopy-imaging-nanoscale.html. The new device was used to produce images and movies of nanometer-scale morphological changes occurring in living cells, and showing structural changes in cells after exposure to insulin, as well as growing protrusions from hippocampal neuronal cells. Pretty mind-blowing stuff - movies of phenomena I never expected to be able to see. 

7. Stimulating the Brain with Magnetic Nanoparticles.
A new brain stimulation technique involves injecting iron oxide nanopaticles measuring 22 nm in diameter into the brain and then exposing specific regions to focused alternating magnetic fields http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/magnetic-brain-stimulation-0312. The applied magnetic field causes the nanoparticles to heat up, which quickly leads to activation of nearby neurons. This was a basic proof-of-concept study that originally emerged from cancer research that was using the nanoparticles to kill cancer cell in related regions; the nanoparticles can be heated to an amount sufficient to activate the neurons without harming them, and indeed have been used as MRI contrast enhancement agents for many years. A lot more work to be done however. 

8. Precise Forces on New Materials Produce Precise Colour Changes.
A new flexible materials reflects different wavelengths of light depending on how it is stretched and flexed http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2015/engineers_create_chameleon-like_artificial_%E2%80%98skin%E2%80%99/. Taking inspiration from how some insects are coloured via nanoscale structural features that reflect certain wavelengths of light, this new material is a thin layer of silicon etched with rows of ridges that has been embedded into a silicone film. The ridges only reflect certain wavelengths of light and by flexing the material the distance between the ridges changes, as does the wavelength of light reflected - with 83% efficiency and able to convert green light to red for example. Further developments should improve this and allow for some pretty interesting applications. 

9. Mimicking Carbon Structures with Silicon: Fullerane.
The two-dimensional silicon analogue of graphene - known as silicene - has been previously demonstrated and is a hot area of research. Now silicon analogues of other three-dimensional carbon molecules have been demonstrated http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/semiconductors/materials/carbon-buckyballs-have-a-new-silicon-rival. Christened “fullerane” this molecule is comprised of a lone chlorine ion inside a cage of 20 silicon atoms that are attached to and surrounded by a halo of 12 other silicon atoms that are linked to a trio of chlorine atoms. The interesting thing here is that the chlorine-silicons provide functionalisation sites that can allow linking of other molecules or indeed to joining the silicon cages together in two- and three-dimensional arrays.

10. Latest Farm in a Box.
The latest farm-in-a-box builds on other farm-in-a-shipping container projects to create a very attractive unit http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/farm-box-produces-acres-worth-crops-shipping-container.html. The system uses 90% less water and 80% less fertiliser in a complete hydroponic growing and monitoring system that houses 2,800 growing spots in its 30 square meters, which might produce as much food as an entire acre of farmland. I’ve long been a fan of modular, automated food growing solutions such as this that, with the help of a few more technological iterations and cost reductions might really take off to enable more distributed, decentralised, and personal food production.  

Archived: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/03/editing-mammalian-memories-clearing.html ___

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Drug restores brain function and memory in early Alzheimer’s disease

An existing epilepsy drug reverses a condition in elderly patients who are at high risk for dementia due to Alzheimer's disease.___Ö

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I just finished my 7-Minute Workout. It was my 1. workout in the last 30 days.

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Muriel Animatido

Good morning everybody. Happy Monday :)
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Drones will dance, fight and race in upcoming drone circus

Air 2015, as the show's called, is slated to happen in the Amsterdam Arena sometime this year, but other details, including the exact date, are scarce. Still, the official trailer, posted on YouTube last week, promises ton of adrenaline-infused fun.

"In this high energy and explosive show, drones will take centre stage to bring a collaboration and fusion of music, video, projections and special effects. AIR allows you to experience a variety of ballet and battles, races and lasers, circus, illusions and most of all magic from hundreds of drones," says a statement on the event's website.

Drones will dance, fight and race in upcoming drone circus

Air 2015, as the show's called, is slated to happen in the Amsterdam Arena sometime this year, but other details, including the exact date, are scarce. Still, the official trailer, posted on YouTube last week, promises ton of adrenaline-infused fun.

"In this high energy and explosive show, drones will take centre stage to bring a collaboration and fusion of music, video, projections and special effects. AIR allows you to experience a variety of ballet and battles, races and lasers, circus, illusions and most of all magic from hundreds of drones," says a statement on the event's website.___

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2015-01-23 14:45:31 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

It's amazing that something like this is even physically possible!


Cobra Weave Stick Bomb 0.o___It's amazing that something like this is even physically possible!

2015-01-18 11:57:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower___

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2015-01-18 11:20:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - 03/2015.

The third week of 2015 gave us Wondrous 2D materials, DNA-assembled crystals, Extension microscopy, Neuroprotective Cold-Shock Proteins, Removing less functional cells to extend life, metasurface analogue computing, 3D printed electronics, Converting white to brown fat, Muscle engineering, and the Mechanism of olfaction identification. 

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2015-01-12 20:13:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Autopilot Tech That Could Be a Total Game-Changer for Drones

Autopiloting systems could make life easier for drone pilots. Even though most seasoned drone pilots have to spend much of their attention on avoiding hitting whatever they’re using a drone to examine — the beams supporting a bridge, or perhaps a tall building under construction, for example. Better autopiloting systems could help pilots focus more on doing their jobs. There are several other drone collision detection systems on the market, but Ascending CEO and co-founder Daniel Gurdan says the RealSense cameras set his company’s product apart. Smaller than other 3-D cameras, the RealSense camera module weighs only 8 grams and is less than 4mm thick.

The Autopilot Tech That Could Be a Total Game-Changer for Drones

Autopiloting systems could make life easier for drone pilots. Even though most seasoned drone pilots have to spend much of their attention on avoiding hitting whatever they’re using a drone to examine — the beams supporting a bridge, or perhaps a tall building under construction, for example. Better autopiloting systems could help pilots focus more on doing their jobs. There are several other drone collision detection systems on the market, but Ascending CEO and co-founder Daniel Gurdan says the RealSense cameras set his company’s product apart. Smaller than other 3-D cameras, the RealSense camera module weighs only 8 grams and is less than 4mm thick.___

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2015-01-11 13:00:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - 02/2015.

The second week into 2015 gave us a new drug for weight loss, pistons and hinges made of DNA, promising antibiotics and methods for finding more, improved engineering of optogenetics, flexible neural implants, directional time dilation theory, movements of Cambrian Genomics, popup 3D microstructures, better perovskite materials, and ultrasound tactile interfaces. 

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2015-01-08 23:06:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-07 06:54:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it." - Charles de Lint

"The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it." - Charles de Lint___

2015-01-06 10:30:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

― Thomas Jefferson 

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

― Thomas Jefferson ___

2015-01-05 05:40:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.___

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2015-01-05 01:11:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-04 22:50:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#ScienceSunday #Science

SciTech #ScienceSunday  Digest - 01/2015.

The first week of 2015 gave us optogenetic control of REM sleep, acoustic 3D metamaterials, robots learning tool use from YouTube, resveratrol health benefits, new protein elongation mechanism, space telescopes made of dust, glass fibers stronger than steel, van der Waals investigations of nonlocal effects, robotic cuttlefish, and modular 3D toy design and printing. 

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2015-01-04 04:22:10 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Attn: +Mark Bruce 

Attn: +Mark Bruce ___

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2015-01-04 04:12:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Inexpressibly Amazing Technology: HP The Machine!

Inexpressibly Amazing Technology: HP The Machine!___

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2015-01-03 14:37:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

PROCESS Your Way To Your DREAMS; Don't GOAL Your Way There!
The change of year is a time when a lot of people declare their life a battleground. People make goals. How successful are people at making these goals reality? Not very. Maybe for a few weeks. But why do people write off as a failure what they undoubtedly ...

PROCESS Your Way To Your DREAMS; Don't GOAL Your Way There!
The change of year is a time when a lot of people declare their life a battleground. People make goals. How successful are people at making these goals reality? Not very. Maybe for a few weeks. But why do people write off as a failure what they undoubtedly ...___

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2015-01-03 06:51:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

IUNU’s plasma lighting improves efficiency of indoor farming

“Inspiration hit us when our team realized that our product was over 50 percent more efficient that traditional horticulture lights. With the best technology in the industry and a world demanding more high quality food, we have customers lining up.”

“We’re not just trying to sell a product; we’re participating in a worldwide movement toward healthier and more secure food sources. Our competitors are welcome to join us in our drive towards healthy, secure food sources.”

#indoorgardening  
#hydroponics  

IUNU’s plasma lighting improves efficiency of indoor farming

“Inspiration hit us when our team realized that our product was over 50 percent more efficient that traditional horticulture lights. With the best technology in the industry and a world demanding more high quality food, we have customers lining up.”

“We’re not just trying to sell a product; we’re participating in a worldwide movement toward healthier and more secure food sources. Our competitors are welcome to join us in our drive towards healthy, secure food sources.”

#indoorgardening  
#hydroponics  ___

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2015-01-03 06:42:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Defying textbook science, study finds new role for proteins

Open any introductory biology textbook and one of the first things you'll learn is that our DNA spells out the instructions for making proteins, tiny machines that do much of the work in our body's cells. Results from a study published on Jan. 2 in Science defy textbook science, showing for the first time that the building blocks of a protein, called amino acids, can be assembled without blueprints -- DNA and an intermediate template called messenger RNA (mRNA). A team of researchers has observed a case in which another protein specifies which amino acids are added.

"This surprising discovery reflects how incomplete our understanding of biology is," says first author Peter Shen, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry at the University of Utah. "Nature is capable of more than we... more »

Defying textbook science, study finds new role for proteins

Open any introductory biology textbook and one of the first things you'll learn is that our DNA spells out the instructions for making proteins, tiny machines that do much of the work in our body's cells. Results from a study published on Jan. 2 in Science defy textbook science, showing for the first time that the building blocks of a protein, called amino acids, can be assembled without blueprints -- DNA and an intermediate template called messenger RNA (mRNA). A team of researchers has observed a case in which another protein specifies which amino acids are added.

"This surprising discovery reflects how incomplete our understanding of biology is," says first author Peter Shen, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry at the University of Utah. "Nature is capable of more than we realize."___

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2015-01-03 06:10:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-28 11:29:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#ScienceSunday   #Science  

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 52/14.
The 150th SciTech Digest, and the 68th consecutive weekly post; abridged for the holidays. Wishing you all a very merry, safe, and fun festive holiday season and an enticing start to 2015!

1. Capturing Synaptic Transmission in Live Mammalian Brains with Optogenetics.
http://www.cell.com/neuron/pdf/S0896-6273(14)01077-0.pdf 

2. New Evidence Suggests Long-Term Memories are Not Stored In Synapses; Despite Other Studies Contradicting This.
https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2014/12/preliminary-evidence-suggesting-long-term-memory-is-not-stored-in-synapses.php and also related: Preventing Memory Decline in Old Age: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/2014/12/19/new-research-suggests-an-existing-drug-riluzole-may-prevent-foggy-old-age-brain/ 

3. Non-Invasive Brain Surgery via Focused, Phased-Array Ultrasound.
http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/devices/an-ultrasonic-scalpel-for-brain-surgery

4. Using Unique Recombinations of Three Viral Vectors to Tag Neurons and Other Cells with Individual Colours.
http://www.southampton.ac.uk/mediacentre/news/2014/dec/14_238.shtml#.VJ_VoF4AEA

5. Constructor Theory: A Deeper Linking of Classical & Quantum Information.
https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/deeper-than-quantum-mechanics-david-deutschs-new-theory-of-reality-9b8281bc793a

6. Better Technique for Making Perovskite Nanowires & Ultimately Better Solar Cells.
http://actu.epfl.ch/news/building-a-new-nanowire-for-solar-cells/

7. Humans and Deep Learning Software Currently See Things Very Differently.
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/533596/smart-software-can-be-tricked-into-seeing-what-isnt-there/

8. Towards a Human Trial of DNA Nanobots.
Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnvY17U1lvw, via additional background and detail http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/12/ido-bachelet-announces-2015-human-trial.html 

9. The Benefits of Piezoelectricity in Two-Dimensional Semiconductors.
http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2014/12/22/piezoelectricity-2d-semiconductor/

10. The Role of the Immune System in Tissue Regeneration.
https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2014/12/hair-regrowth-as-a-pointer-to-the-role-of-immune-system-activity-in-tissue-regeneration.php 

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2014-12-26 02:01:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Geez, that's a rotten holiday gift for some lab techs.

Geez, that's a rotten holiday gift for some lab techs.___

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2014-12-23 08:11:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.___

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2014-12-22 22:10:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It's OK to eat some carbs fellas.

It's OK to eat some carbs fellas.___

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2014-12-22 22:05:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I found this paper interesting. Carbohydrates, particularly ones which are high-glycemic or enough of them to produce a strong insulin spike...increase the amount of Tryptophan and Serotonin in the brain. Also, carbs later in the day such as at dinner time or an evening snack can help achieve restful sleep and relieve insomnia.

Carbohydrates have been pretty thoroughly vilified. Even by people who I highly respect for their biochemical expertise. That being said, it is possible to have a carbohydrate deficiency even if you get lots of sugars. I am pretty sure that the way that sugars work is a lot differently than how sugars work in terms of the body's ability to direct how the calories are distributed and also on the ability of hydration to go against sodium gradients into cells. I am into conjecture territory a little there. And also carbs useful for stimulating the pancreas to produce... more »

I found this paper interesting. Carbohydrates, particularly ones which are high-glycemic or enough of them to produce a strong insulin spike...increase the amount of Tryptophan and Serotonin in the brain. Also, carbs later in the day such as at dinner time or an evening snack can help achieve restful sleep and relieve insomnia.

Carbohydrates have been pretty thoroughly vilified. Even by people who I highly respect for their biochemical expertise. That being said, it is possible to have a carbohydrate deficiency even if you get lots of sugars. I am pretty sure that the way that sugars work is a lot differently than how sugars work in terms of the body's ability to direct how the calories are distributed and also on the ability of hydration to go against sodium gradients into cells. I am into conjecture territory a little there. And also carbs useful for stimulating the pancreas to produce digestive enzymes and carbs also increase the amount of stomach acid.

Fat is really underrated but at the same time we shouldn't vilify carbs. To keep the body healthy takes a delicately balanced strategy of nutrient intake and timing. Experiment away biohackers and cheers to optimization.___

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2014-12-21 23:30:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-21 22:24:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 51/14.
Causes from effects, controlling prosthetic arms, 3D computing, genomic loops, computer object recognition, automated skin cancer testing, smartphone medical devices, pulsed magnetic fields, save file boost memory, ibuprofen life extension.

1. Determining Cause and Effect from Observed Correlations.
A new statistical technique called the additive noise model can determine cause and effect relationships purely from observational data alone, something that was previously thought impossible https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/cause-and-effect-the-revolutionary-new-statistical-test-that-can-tease-them-apart-ed84a988e. This works only for simple situations in which one variable causes another and is far less useful in situations involving more complex collections of variables. The technique proved accurate 80% of the time when tested across 88 different datasets measuring different variables in different situations. There many more other situations in science where such techniques may prove to be powerful and offer additional, quicker insights that weren’t possible before. 

2. Duo of Human Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Demonstrations.
First, while not mind-control in the strictest sense, was the double prosthetic arms controlled by a double-amputee who had undergone a targeted muscle reinnervation surgical procedure to reassign nerves that formerly controlled the biological arms, but which can now coordinate the artificial arms http://www.jhuapl.edu/newscenter/pressreleases/2014/141216.asp. The patient was able to perform a range of complex movements after training. Second, using arms supplied by the same group as those that enabled the above advance, a quadriplegic patient fitted with an array of 96 electrodes implanted into her motor cortex was able to control the prosthetic arm to reach, grasp, and place a variety of objects http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2014/Pages/pitt-team-publishes-new-findings-on-mind-controlled-robot.aspx. 

3. Three Dimensional Computing Architectures.
First, clearing three distinct technological hurdles allowed the creation of a new “high-rise” computer chip architecture whose prototype includes two layers of resistive RAM memory sandwiched between two layers of carbon nanotube logic processing and all connected by a dense array of interconnections http://engineering.stanford.edu/news/stanford-team-combines-logic-memory-build-high-rise-chip. Second, Crossbar revealed the latest advances for their ultra-high-density three-dimensional RAM technology, marking another definite step on the path to commercialising RRAM chips capable of storing one terabyte of data on the area of a postage stamp http://www.crossbar-inc.com/events/press-releases/crossbar-unveils-another-breakthrough-innovation-at-iedm-2014.html. 

4. Mapping the Structural Code in the Looped Human Genome.
The first high resolution 3D maps of entire folded genomes have been assembled and shown to represent a structural basis for additional gene regulation http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2014/12/scientists-map-human-loop-ome. This revealed thousands of genetic switches that weren’t known before and the work was made possible by new big-data processing capabilities of huge genomic datasets. The formation of loops in genomic DNA was found to be highly constrained and dependent on a single protein that binds to both specific DNA sequences and another copy of itself bound to a more distant spot on the genome - causing the string of DNA in between to form the loop. Different cell types probably have very different but distinct looping patterns in their genomes to keep key genes switched on and off. 

5. Deep Neural Network Matches Primate Brain in Object Recognition.
One of the latest generations of deep neural networks has succeeded in matching the primate brain in visual object recognition achieved during brief glances http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/computer-neural-networks-identify-objects-like-primate-brain-1218. One of the differences in this study compared to other recent ones in the field is the integration with neuroscientific studies that directly measured the primate brain’s object recognition ability via implanted electrode arrays that showed the population of neurons (neural representation) that responded for every object the animals looked at - and then compared this with the representations created by the deep neural networks as they looked at similar images. 

6. IBM Automates Visual Skin Cancer Detection.
In related news IBM has helped develop a computer vision system that was trained on a dataset of 3,000 dermoscopy images of different types of skin cancer and is able to correctly identify the correct diagnosis 95% of the time, compared with human experts who only manage to average 75% - 84% http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/24830. Instances like this will only become increasingly common (and increasingly accurate) and I think we will reach the point - if we haven’t passed it already - whereby not using these systems when they are available will constitute a form of medical negligence. 

7. Smartphone Medical Device Convergence.
Technologies like IBM’s above should, at some point, enable users to use smartphones to accurately diagnose skin cancers with a high degree of confidence. This week we caught another couple of smartphone medical devices such as (i) a smartphone microscope and fluorescence kit able to detect individual DNA molecules http://phys.org/news/2014-12-individual-dna-molecules-smartphone-microscope.html, (ii) a smartphone otoscope able to image inside the ear and eardrum and diagnose problems http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/devices/diagnosing-ear-infections-with-a-new-smartphone-gadget-, and (iii) a clip-on smartphone camera adapter being developed to image the back of a patient’s eye and retina for diagnosis https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/peek-retina-help-fight-avoidable-blindness. 

8. Pulsed Magnetic Fields Can Orient and Position Nanoparticles.
A new fast-pulse magnetic field technique is able to focus magnetic nanorods, control their orientation, and push the nanorods to precisely position them http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-pulsed-magnetic-method-uses-nanorods-to-deliver-drugs-deeply-in-the-body. I thought this was an interesting proof-of-concept as the group are proposing to enter in vivo studies to test the system in animals, which I something I think would be very difficult and dependent on an adequate real-time imaging system to keep track of the nanorods and the biological structures in which they are being moved. As an application the nanorods could carry drugs, etc. 

9. Memory Boost Observed from Simply Saving Files.
In an interesting little study people were shown to be significantly better at learning and remembering new information when they saved previous information to a computer for example http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/saving-old-information-can-boost-memory-for-new-information.html. The information used in the study comprised simple lists of words. The effect disappeared if the study participants were told that the saving or computer storage mechanism might not work correctly. The group suggest that the reason for the memory boost in subsequent information memorisation results as the act of saving is a form of offloading, knowing that the information will be accessible in future allows cognitive resources to be utilised elsewhere. 

10. Life Extension from Simple Ibuprofen?
In yet another life extension study with model organisms such as yeast, worms, and flies, this time with ibuprofen, we see a 15% increase in lifespan https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2014/12/so-does-ibuprofen.php - with the suggestion from the group that this is related to tryptophan metabolism. And yet, despite five decades of worldwide usage there is no indication that ibuprofen provides any sort of significant boost to lifespan in humans. Perhaps the message should be: as always, beware extrapolations from model organisms to complex organisms regarding numerous interventions such as boosts to lifespan, especially with regard to simple molecules and targets. 

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2014-12-21 10:33:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-21 05:28:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Doctors Call CIA Tactics Torture
"Rectal feeding" and "rectal hydration" are torture, not medical procedures.
"Two of the most brutal CIA interrogation tactics revealed in the Senate’s report on torture are little-known techniques called 'rectal feeding' and 'rectal hydration.' The backlash to the exposure of the techniques was swift, but former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden defended them Thursday as 'medical procedures' necessary to get fluids into dehydrated detainees and were not used as 'a method of interrogation.'

"Doctors and psychiatrists, however, said they have zero medical application and are nothing more than full-bore torture methods that no medical professional should ever be a party to. More than that, they are well-documented forms of painful, humiliating torture that have been used since the MiddleA... more »

Doctors Call CIA Tactics Torture
"Rectal feeding" and "rectal hydration" are torture, not medical procedures.
"Two of the most brutal CIA interrogation tactics revealed in the Senate’s report on torture are little-known techniques called 'rectal feeding' and 'rectal hydration.' The backlash to the exposure of the techniques was swift, but former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden defended them Thursday as 'medical procedures' necessary to get fluids into dehydrated detainees and were not used as 'a method of interrogation.'

"Doctors and psychiatrists, however, said they have zero medical application and are nothing more than full-bore torture methods that no medical professional should ever be a party to. More than that, they are well-documented forms of painful, humiliating torture that have been used since the Middle Ages and the Inquisition, doctors said.

“'This is a variation on a medieval form of torture in which the intestines were swollen up with fluid in order to cause pain,' said Dr. Steven Miles, a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and board member of the Center for Victims of Torture, both of which are in Minneapolis. 'You can’t feed somebody this way. And so, for the U.S. government to claim that this is some sort of feeding technique, that’s just totally bizarre,' he said. 'Because there is no physiological way for any nutrients to be absorbed in the colon, any medical participation in this rectal feeding procedure is medical participation in torture.'

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2014-12-21 05:23:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Hormones involved in level of calorie burning.

Scientists identify hormone that reduces calorie burning, contributes to obesity

_The researchers conclude that reducing the production of (peripheral) serotonin by inhibition of Tph1 "may be an effective treatment for obesity and its comorbidities," and so the team is now working on a pharmacological "enzyme blocker."___Hormones involved in level of calorie burning.

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2014-12-16 08:32:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Discovery may hold clues to treatments that slow aging

The Joslin team looked at how treatments known to boost longevity in the one-millimeter long C. elegans (including calorie restriction and treatment with the drug rapamycin) affected the expression of genes that produce collagen and other proteins that make up the extra-cellular matrix (ECM), the framework of scaffolding that supports tissues, organs and bones.

"Any longevity intervention that we looked at, whether genetic or nutritional or drugs, increased expression of collagen and other ECM genes, and enhanced ECM remodeling," says T. Keith Blackwell, M.D., Ph.D., senior and co-corresponding author on the paper. "If you interfere with this expression, you interfere with the lifespan extension. And if you over-express some of these genes, the worm actually lives a little bit longer."

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Discovery may hold clues to treatments that slow aging

The Joslin team looked at how treatments known to boost longevity in the one-millimeter long C. elegans (including calorie restriction and treatment with the drug rapamycin) affected the expression of genes that produce collagen and other proteins that make up the extra-cellular matrix (ECM), the framework of scaffolding that supports tissues, organs and bones.

"Any longevity intervention that we looked at, whether genetic or nutritional or drugs, increased expression of collagen and other ECM genes, and enhanced ECM remodeling," says T. Keith Blackwell, M.D., Ph.D., senior and co-corresponding author on the paper. "If you interfere with this expression, you interfere with the lifespan extension. And if you over-express some of these genes, the worm actually lives a little bit longer."

#longevity  
#aging  ___

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2014-12-16 08:18:09 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Exosome research also opens up promising possibilities in the realm of nutrigenomics and ‘food as medicine’. A study found common plant foods such as ginger, grapefruit, grapes, produce exosomes that, following digestion, enter human blood undegraded and subsequently down-regulate inflammatory pathways in the human body in a manner confirming some of their traditional folkloric medicinal uses.

If the somatic cells within our body are capable through extrachromosomal processes of modulating fundamental genetic processes within the germline cells, or, furthermore, if foods that we eat are also capable of acting as vectors of gene-regulatory information, truly the old reductionist, mechanistic, unilinear models of genetics must be abandoned in favor of a view that accounts for the vital importance of all our decisions, nutritional factors, environmental exposures, etc., in determining thecou... more »

Exosome research also opens up promising possibilities in the realm of nutrigenomics and ‘food as medicine’. A study found common plant foods such as ginger, grapefruit, grapes, produce exosomes that, following digestion, enter human blood undegraded and subsequently down-regulate inflammatory pathways in the human body in a manner confirming some of their traditional folkloric medicinal uses.

If the somatic cells within our body are capable through extrachromosomal processes of modulating fundamental genetic processes within the germline cells, or, furthermore, if foods that we eat are also capable of acting as vectors of gene-regulatory information, truly the old reductionist, mechanistic, unilinear models of genetics must be abandoned in favor of a view that accounts for the vital importance of all our decisions, nutritional factors, environmental exposures, etc., in determining the course, not only of our bodily health, but the health of countless future generations as well.___

2014-12-16 08:03:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The new Google+ UI Update is delightful. There are two different buttons for revealing your notifications but each has a different functionality. The lower one instantly reveals the post which had activity to which you are notified on the page while the top notification button merely opens a pop-out list of notifications and when you select each one, the notification is only revealed in the pop-out 'card' rather than the full page view...

It is very interesting as a design choice and seems to be a part of the Design vision Google calls Material Design.

There is one pretty major issue though +Google+. Now when I hover my mouse cursor over a comment ie. in the event that I want to plus their comment or edit my own...the layout of the comment dynamically changes such that text shifts and the buttons (+1 button..) shifts their layout. It's just a very annoying bug/quirk. I... more »

The new Google+ UI Update is delightful. There are two different buttons for revealing your notifications but each has a different functionality. The lower one instantly reveals the post which had activity to which you are notified on the page while the top notification button merely opens a pop-out list of notifications and when you select each one, the notification is only revealed in the pop-out 'card' rather than the full page view...

It is very interesting as a design choice and seems to be a part of the Design vision Google calls Material Design.

There is one pretty major issue though +Google+. Now when I hover my mouse cursor over a comment ie. in the event that I want to plus their comment or edit my own...the layout of the comment dynamically changes such that text shifts and the buttons (+1 button..) shifts their layout. It's just a very annoying bug/quirk. I don't imagine it's intentional; gasp I hope not.

Thanks for looking into it. :)___

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2014-12-15 02:44:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Even if you only meditate for a short space of time each day, there will be a definite change in your  life. There’s a radiance and serenity that comes with regular #meditation  And most of all, you’ll become present and really experience #YourLife instead of
living in a fog of preoccupation

Meditation helps us to change our attention default because it trains us to be more present. When we learn to become aware of  our moment-to-moment awareness, our life changes.
We become more present, and less self-involved

Even if you only meditate for a short space of time each day, there will be a definite change in your  life. There’s a radiance and serenity that comes with regular #meditation  And most of all, you’ll become present and really experience #YourLife instead of
living in a fog of preoccupation

Meditation helps us to change our attention default because it trains us to be more present. When we learn to become aware of  our moment-to-moment awareness, our life changes.
We become more present, and less self-involved___

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