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Matt Uebel has been at 6 events

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Daniel Estrada29,558This week an announcement rippled through the internet: a computer passed Turing's test. Soon after the backlash began: the test was rigged, the resulted were hyped, and Eugene, the machine in question, was lame. Now the backlash is giving way to even stronger criticisms. +Massimo Pigliucci recently argued (http://goo.gl/VdilBI) that not only was this test illegitimate, but Turing's test itself should be abandoned. But Massimo's argument is deeply mistaken about the nature of Turing's test, what it seeks to prove, and why it matters for science. I've been writing all week about this event:http://goo.gl/J26xbs, http://goo.gl/5RKIm7, http://goo.gl/c07lLG, http://goo.gl/T98ubJ, http://goo.gl/8cMKSIBut now that the backlash against the event is directed at Turing's views themselves, I feel something more than an essay is required to address these concerns. To be convincing, this requires a human face and a human voice to speak out in defense of Turing's proposal.I'm fully aware of the irony of this situation. So come hangout with me and +Jon Lawhead this Friday at 10pm EST while I defend Turing's proposal in light of the criticisms that have accrued over the last week. I'll be providing a defense of Turing's position informed by recent experimental work in psychology. I hope to convince even the skeptics like Massimo that Turing's test deserves a central place in our discussion of artificial intelligence in the modern world. Why the Turing Test matters2014-06-14 04:00:009G+
D.J. Harbaugh549Detroit Through Glass!2013-11-16 12:00:004G+
The Walking Dead82,835In an effort to prevent any more deaths, Rick and the Governor meet to come up with a peace treaty.Episode 13: Arrow on the Doorpost2013-03-11 02:00:00692G+
The White House2,376,518In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living.On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech.Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.govLearn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU#firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034242G+
Kiki Sanford3,061,394What do the Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates think about science? What are their stances on science policy issues? Why should science even be a part of our modern political conversations?Join Dr. Kiki (@113166718268343560861) and @103377423155109727835, CEO of ScienceDebate.org and author of 'Fool Me Twice', for a discussion of the candidates' answers to the important questions about climate change, research, energy, space, and more posed them by ScienceDebate.org.Contact @113166718268343560861 for comments and questions prior to the event.Science Debate 2012 - The Presidential Answers2012-09-12 00:00:0027G+
Fraser Cain896,005To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004880G+

Matt Uebel has been shared in 307 public circles

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Carlos Esteban50,970ENGAGERS 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 week!2014-08-11 15:57:3149910584154CC G+
Marius Kiupelis279 If you received this notification you are in this circle♚♚  If you want to be shared in this circle ♚♚♚♚♚♚♚ Then just keep sharing! ♚♚♚♚♚2014-08-03 19:05:53201035CC G+
Lynda Chervil890Add this circle of excellent engagers, thinkers, innovators, and future tech leaders. My ++Solar Power++ Circle will provide you with the latest and greatest from the world of tech innovations, especially in the renewable energy sector. Simply add this circle and then share it!If you'd like to be added to this circle, please comment below, share and add the circle. Only those who qualify with content and expertise will be added. Thanks! #Tesla   #nikolatesla   #elonmusk   #solarenergy   #innovation   #technology   #solarpower   #hydroelectric   #science   #STEM   #research   #education   #futuretech   #futuretechnology  2014-07-31 14:24:32343023CC G+
Peter Edenist31,0152014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1tDoctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH #sciencefiction #sf #scifi  2014-07-24 12:58:0746211654144CC G+
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990616CC G+
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812CC G+
César Bustíos Benites39,965My Favorites CircleIt's been a while since my last circle share, I just reached 40K followers and thought it would be a great moment for an update! This circle contains awesome and interesting people from different countries, they are the reason I enjoy so much being on G+. Follow them now, you won't regreat it ;-) #CircleShare   #PublicCircle   #TopCircles   #TopCircleShare   #PublicCircleShare  +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution 2014-07-08 18:10:262639515CC G+
Peter Edenist30,747TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday 2014-06-19 13:39:49342755692CC G+
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001CC G+
Robert Connor8,552My Circle ShareTo add yourself to the circle or stay in the circle:Add me and reshare the circle PUBLICOptional: Add the circle, plus or comment the post. :)#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #thursdaycircleshare   #circlethursday   #circlethursdaycircle 2014-05-20 12:26:0841731730CC G+
Carlos Esteban45,152ENGAGERS 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 week! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#82014-05-12 13:43:52499150113187CC G+
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357820CC G+
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 14:11:22498604562CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203CC G+
Prime Numbers0Science, Mathemathics, Tchnology, Engeneering CIRCLEThis circle has some really interesting people. It has scientist, engineers, researchers, mathematicians, computer scientists.If you wish to nominate yourself or someone to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps:1. Post about science and be active in science communities like STEM on Google+2. Make sure you have already added me into your circles3. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post publicly in your own stream. Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post or else I won't notice it...#Science #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircles #circlesharing #circle #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday2014-03-12 20:26:291364106CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,116circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment   #news  2014-02-23 08:38:002986725CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49991013CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
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 19:25:01464614865CC G+
Justin Matthew52,415Circle Share 1.27.14Check out +Beer. Bacon. Music. 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou           #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing   #fullcircleshare  2014-01-28 03:50:50486394480CC G+
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 13:53:24495160145197CC G+
Ravishankar Ramanathan9,848*Are you even a bit interested in Science ?  Add this to your circles then. Simple. *===========================+Peter Edenist  originally shared: TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 18:41:543253213CC G+
Peter Edenist29,163TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle. #science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 16:26:4132510688119CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,388Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-24 03:20:19483572882CC G+
Artur Mashnich45,164Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-20 23:53:54402511771CC G+
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 22:22:5740171114CC G+
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 13:53:50491129124180CC G+
John Nuntiatio24,408#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-15 19:27:1034612316CC G+
Justin Matthew50,547Circle Share 1.13.14 Lots of great people I've gotten to know, work with and I've included many new gplussers that I have not included in circles before. 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!Let's Connect of some of my other social sites...you can find me at:Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/u/justinmatthew/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JMHHACKERFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/JustinMatthewMSMPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/livesocialmedia/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmhhackerLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/justinmatthew#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou          #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing  2014-01-13 20:06:55500464776CC G+
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 00:11:5845612426CC G+
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 17:39:29451161029CC G+
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 17:31:474549462142CC G+
Justin Matthew49,864Circle Share 1.8.14Engagers...Plussers...Content Providers...Photographers...Artist...GPlus Heavy Hitters...Newbies...and people just wanting to hang out...little bit of everything...enjoy!1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!You can find me on these other social platforms so lets connect there too:Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/u/justinmatthew/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JMHHACKERFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/JustinMatthewMSMPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/livesocialmedia/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmhhackerLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/justinmatthew#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou          #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-01-09 04:29:44500475380CC G+
John Nuntiatio23,479#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-06 07:39:56351171728CC G+
Cyrus Khan15,832 *Active Engager's Circle*If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Please re-share the circle to increase the exposure of all these friendly and interactive people.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagers   #science   #sciencecircle  2014-01-04 22:40:36476463690CC G+
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 13:25:133659245138CC G+
Artur Mashnich41,769A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-12-27 02:44:15401402157CC G+
John Nuntiatio21,467#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-15 11:28:4636716724CC G+
John Nuntiatio20,962#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share2013-12-09 13:46:27373171329CC G+
Marco Usai1,092WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 1 Have a Great Sunday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 1th #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle   #circleshare   #circlesunday   #sunday #circlesharing   #sundaycircleshare  2013-12-08 17:09:5148925820CC G+
Tancredi Matranga9,662WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 15Have a Great Sunday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 15th #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle   #circleshare   #circlesunday   #sunday #circlesharing   #sundaycircleshare  2013-12-08 16:29:044909757122CC G+
John Nuntiatio20,681#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-05 19:36:4538723837CC G+
Cyrus Khan15,016Active Engager's CircleIf you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagerscircle   #science   #sciencecircle  2013-12-05 18:31:07494532387CC G+
Artur Mashnich38,751A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.*If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-11-29 09:35:36402514081CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+

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2014-08-18 00:58:59 (103 comments, 2 reshares, 92 +1s)

Just as god intended.

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2014-08-19 01:34:34 (10 comments, 23 reshares, 65 +1s)

The best visualization I've seen of the comet that Rosetta is orbiting now.

http://io9.com/now-you-can-truly-appreciate-the-size-of-comet-churymov-1623548762

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2014-08-18 00:58:59 (103 comments, 2 reshares, 92 +1s)

Just as god intended.

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2014-08-20 00:45:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I like this one.

I like this one.___

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2014-08-19 02:01:27 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 71 +1s)

John Oliver is ascending to become the voice of a generation.  This is another can't-miss segment.  If you don't have 15 minutes to watch it right now then save it for later.

John Oliver is ascending to become the voice of a generation.  This is another can't-miss segment.  If you don't have 15 minutes to watch it right now then save it for later.___

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2014-08-19 01:34:34 (10 comments, 23 reshares, 65 +1s)

The best visualization I've seen of the comet that Rosetta is orbiting now.

http://io9.com/now-you-can-truly-appreciate-the-size-of-comet-churymov-1623548762

The best visualization I've seen of the comet that Rosetta is orbiting now.

http://io9.com/now-you-can-truly-appreciate-the-size-of-comet-churymov-1623548762___

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2014-08-18 00:58:59 (103 comments, 2 reshares, 92 +1s)

Just as god intended.

Just as god intended.___

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2014-08-17 23:45:12 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Oh my. This is an insanely epic cinematic. Let's see if the expansion matches. 0_o

Oh my. This is an insanely epic cinematic. Let's see if the expansion matches. 0_o___

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2014-08-17 12:35:36 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 33/14.
Cancer avatars, peptide click-synthesis, inkjet biosensors, nano-meso-self-assembly, tattoos produce energy, thousand robot swarm, pulsed fields open brain barrier, cancer screening with blood, supercapacitors.

1. Your Own Surrogate Cancer Avatar.
In the latest step for personalised medicine, people can, for $12,000 purchase a cancer avatar service from Champions Oncology; (i) a biopsy from a patient’s tumour is implanted under the skin of mice, (ii) the tumours grow because the mice are immunodeficient, (iii) a battery of different cancer drugs and combination is administered to the different mice, (iv) the drug(s) that were most effective against the tumours is chose to be administered to the human patient http://www.technologyreview.com/news/529901/a-mouse-with-the-same-cancer-as-you/. The animals serve as a livingp... more »

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 33/14.
Cancer avatars, peptide click-synthesis, inkjet biosensors, nano-meso-self-assembly, tattoos produce energy, thousand robot swarm, pulsed fields open brain barrier, cancer screening with blood, supercapacitors.

1. Your Own Surrogate Cancer Avatar.
In the latest step for personalised medicine, people can, for $12,000 purchase a cancer avatar service from Champions Oncology; (i) a biopsy from a patient’s tumour is implanted under the skin of mice, (ii) the tumours grow because the mice are immunodeficient, (iii) a battery of different cancer drugs and combination is administered to the different mice, (iv) the drug(s) that were most effective against the tumours is chose to be administered to the human patient http://www.technologyreview.com/news/529901/a-mouse-with-the-same-cancer-as-you/. The animals serve as a living personalised medicine test tube. Such a powerful approach should help to remove the guesswork and trial and error in choosing the right drug(s) to give to patients, and so provide the best treatment sooner. 

2. Reprogrammed Peptide Synthetase Incorporates Novel Click-Chemistry Amino Acids.
A non-ribosomal peptide synthetase has been engineered to allow it to incorporate non-natural amino acids capable of click-chemistries, and so creating a platform for the production of peptides and proteins that can quickly be connected to other component molecules via click-chemistry coupling reactions http://phys.org/news/2014-08-reprogramed-nonribosomal-peptide-synthetase-incorporates.html. The catalytic activity of the enzyme complex was not reduced by the changes. This basically means that the substances produced by such enzymes can now be equipped with a convenient reactive site for highly-specific and efficient chemical modification - I’m thinking along the lines of directed self-assembly. And speaking of click-chemistry, this week we had an even more fundamental advance with the development of just the second “perfect” click-reaction to allow general connectors for molecular building blocks http://phys.org/news/2014-08-chemists-uncover-powerful-click-chemistry.html. 

3. Inkjet Printed Biosensors.
It is now possible to use an inkjet printer to print flexible organic thin film transistors on various substrates and then subsequently functionalise the insulator component with specific antibodies in order to create a device able to accurately detect the presence of a protein or molecule of interest http://phys.org/news/2014-08-inkjet-printed-field-effect-transistor-label-free-biosensing.html. The proof-of-concept device was used to detect a model human protein and successfully demonstrated the ability of the platform to cheaply produce novel biosensors against a range of different molecular targets. 

4. Self-Assembly Over Multiple Length-Scales.
While the (paywalled) journal article is infinitely more informative than this press release http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/eco-friendly-%E2%80%98pre-fab-nanoparticles%E2%80%99-could, what this group has done is develop a method for controlling molecular assembly over multiple length scales. This involves an initial step of molecular self-assembly in which defined free polymers and macromolecules separately formed nanoparticles of targeted & tunable sizes, and is followed by a second step of geometric packing of nanoparticles into mesoscale composite materials and devices, the properties of which depend on particle composition, size, and ratio. The proof-of-concept included the creation of photovoltaic surfaces that might lend themselves to future roll-to-roll wet phase manufacturing methods. This is an interesting platform for mesoscale self-assembly of defined materials and structures. Speaking of self-assembly we also saw magnetic nanocubes spontaneously forming well-defined helical fibers http://phys.org/news/2014-08-coax-nanocubes-helical.html. 

5. Electronic Tattoos Produce Energy from Sweat.
A new sensor in the form of a temporary stick-on tattoo contains enzymes that detect and strip electrons from lactate produced by the body and so produces a weak electrical current http://phys.org/news/2014-08-tattoo-biobatteries-power.html. An iteration of the sensor turned it into a battery that, measuring 6mm square, produces 4 microWatts - something that the group hopes to enhance further with additional development. Think passive power sources for miniature wearable devices and yet another option in the future tool set for powering implanted medical devices. 

6. One Thousand Tiny Robots Collectively Swarm into Desired Shapes.
The robotics team behind kilobots keep making progress every year and this week published a pretty amazing demonstration with 1,024 tiny kilobot robots, each individually following very simple rules, but able to collectively self-assemble large arbitrary shapes as desired http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/a-thousand-kilobots-self-assemble. Be sure to watch the video too: A Swarm of One Thousand Robots. As the article points out, when you have a swarm that size the failure or individual units doesn’t really matter. Future work will focus on working with larger swarms, perhaps smaller robots, and robot designs that can securely attach to form stable structures; a fascinating form of digital matter that gets exponentially more interesting the smaller the robots and the larger their number. Assembling 3D structures and moving large groups at once (not just individuals traversing the perimeter) would also be great to see. 

7. Pulsed Electric Fields Open Up the Blood-Brain Barrier.
A new study showed that generating pulsed electric fields in targeted regions of the brain via insertion of miniature needle electrodes causes the blood brain barrier to open up and so allow the passage of drugs and other molecules that otherwise wouldn’t be able to enter the brain http://www.worldscientific.com/page/pressroom/2014-08-08-02. The study demonstrated little to no damage to surrounding brain tissue, failed to induce uncontrolled muscle twitches, and consistently opened the BBB for a defined period of time. The group have spun out a company to help commercialise the technology. I’m wondering if they can take it a step further, like an enhanced tDCS application, and achieve the same without the need for needle insertion. 

8. Early Detection of Cancer via Blood Screening for DNA.
Turns out that many, if not most, cancers shed fragments of damaged DNA into blood and this increases the more advanced the cancer becomes. Some groups have used this fact to perform studies looking at the possibility of using standard DNA sequencing techniques to do routine, early tests of patients - for example those who do not yet have symptoms - to detect whether or not the person has developed the very earliest stages of cancer http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/529911/spotting-cancer-in-a-vial-of-blood/. Some of these groups have been largely successful in these efforts with most but not all types and stages of cancer; further improvements and detection sensitivity would ideally be developed. But regardless, in the majority of cases where this worked it would most definitely save lives because early detection and intervention gives the best chance for patient survival. Some precancerous cells can take decades to develop into full-blown cancers and so the window to successfully intervene early can be quite large. 

9. Engineering Better Supercapacitors.
I try to set a high bar for any battery or storage coverage in this list due to a range of reasons but this week we had a couple of interesting supercapacitor developments. First, a new material comprising stacked graphene riddled with holes of defined size demonstrated increase energy density and allowing supercapacitors to reach energy densities comparable to or better than lead-acid batteries http://phys.org/news/2014-08-graphene-framework-bridges-gap-traditional.html. Second, using hemp-derived carbons as electrodes and an ionic liquid as electrolyte produces supercapacitors with better performance compared to existing graphene supercapacitors, although not as good as the holey graphene above http://www.kurzweilai.net/could-hemp-nanosheets-topple-graphene-for-better-supercapacitor-electrodes. 

10. Capturing Carbon with Copper Foams.
Fine copper foam structures have been demonstrated as effective catalysts for converting carbon dioxide into formic acid and propylene, both of which can more easily be used as chemical feedstocks to produce other chemicals http://phys.org/news/2014-08-copper-foam-carbon-dioxide-chemicals.html. There are strong suggestions that the precise architecture of the foam is critical for conversion parameters and future work will explore the relationship between modifying foam pore depth and diameter and the amount and type of compound created; ideally controlling the architecture will allow the production of specific and desired compounds.

The weekly SciTech Digests are also available as a Google Newsstand Magazine Edition here: 
https://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAow4-hB/scitech_digest 

+ScienceSunday, with your hosts +Buddhini Samarasinghe, +Rajini Rao, +Chad Haney, +Allison Sekuler, +Robby Bowles, +Carissa Braun, and +Aubrey Francisco!___

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2014-08-17 12:01:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Are chemputers about to mix things up?

The race to build machines that can synthesize any organic compound is heating up. Below you can find some very interesting snippets from a nature article on "robo-chemists" but you are better off reading the article in full. Note that the synthesis machines discussed are way more complex than ones currently in use or the more advanced chemprinters in development. The machines themselves would certainly be marvels of engineering but the hardest part will lie in the development of their brains, the software that would understand chemistry well enough to predict what'll work and what won't.
 
http://www.nature.com/news/organic-synthesis-the-robo-chemist-1.15661

Organic chemists typically plan their work on paper, sketching hexagons and carbon chains on page after page as they think through the sequence of... more »

Are chemputers about to mix things up?

The race to build machines that can synthesize any organic compound is heating up. Below you can find some very interesting snippets from a nature article on "robo-chemists" but you are better off reading the article in full. Note that the synthesis machines discussed are way more complex than ones currently in use or the more advanced chemprinters in development. The machines themselves would certainly be marvels of engineering but the hardest part will lie in the development of their brains, the software that would understand chemistry well enough to predict what'll work and what won't.
 
http://www.nature.com/news/organic-synthesis-the-robo-chemist-1.15661

Organic chemists typically plan their work on paper, sketching hexagons and carbon chains on page after page as they think through the sequence of reactions they will need to make a given molecule. Then they try to follow that sequence by hand — painstakingly mixing, filtering and distilling, stitching together molecules as if they were embroidering quilts.

But a growing band of chemists is now trying to free the field from its artisanal roots by creating a device with the ability to fabricate any organic molecule automatically. “I would consider it entirely feasible to build a synthesis machine which could make any one of a billion defined small molecules on demand,” declares Richard Whitby, a chemist at the University of Southampton, UK.

A British project called Dial-a-Molecule is laying the groundwork. Led by Whitby, the £700,000 (US$1.2-million) project began in 2010 and currently runs until May 2015. So far, it has mostly focused on working out what components the machine would need, and building a collaboration of more than 450 researchers and 60 companies to help work on the idea.

Some reckon it would take decades to develop an automated chemist as adept as a human — but a less capable, although still useful, device could be a lot closer. “With adequate funding, five years and we're done,” says Bartosz Grzybowski, a chemist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, who has ambitious plans for a synthesis machine of his own.

Grzybowski has spent the past decade building a system called Chematica and designed it to take a holistic view of synthesis: it not only hunts for the best reaction to use at each step, but also considers the efficiency of every possible synthetic route as a whole. This means that a poor yield in one step can be counterbalanced by a succession of high-yielding reactions elsewhere in the sequence. “In 5 seconds we can screen 2 billion possible synthetic routes,” says Grzybowski.

When Grzybowski first unveiled the network behind Chematica in 2005 (ref. 3), “people said it was bullshit”, he laughs. But that changed in 2012, when he and his team published a trio of landmark papers4, 5, 6 showing Chematica in action. For example, the program discovered4 a slew of 'one pot' syntheses in which reagents could be thrown into a vessel one after the other, without all the troublesome separation and purification of products after each step. Chematica can also look up information about the cost of starting materials and estimate the labour involved in each reaction, allowing it to predict the cheapest route to a particular molecule. When Grzybowski's lab tested 51 cut-price syntheses suggested by Chematica5, it collectively trimmed costs by more than 45%.

As long as programmes like Chematica rely on databases of published studies, says Whitby, they will struggle to design reliable synthetic routes to unknown compounds. To build a synthesis machine, “we need to be able to predict when a reaction is going to work — but more importantly we need to be able to predict when it's going to fail”.

Unfortunately, those failures are rarely recorded in the literature. “We only publish the successes, a cleaned-up version of what happens in the lab,” says Whitby. “We also lose a lot of information: what really was the temperature, what was the stirring speed, how much solvent did you use?” One solution is to record those successes and failures using electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs), computer systems for logging raw experimental data that are widely used in industry but still rare in academia. “A lot of people ask, 'Who reads all these data?' The point is that machines use them — they can search the data,” explains Mat Todd, a chemist at the University of Sydney in Australia.

“If we really did know the history of every chemical reaction that had ever been done, we'd have amazing predictive capabilities,” says Todd. Many of those dreaming of a synthesis machine agree that widespread data harvesting will require a huge cultural shift. “That's absolutely the biggest barrier,”. “In chemistry, we don't have that culture of sharing, and I think it's got to change.”

#ScienceSunday  | +ScienceSunday___

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2014-08-17 04:13:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

U.S. manufacturing output rose broadly in July and automobile production recorded its largest increase in five years, boosting the economy at the start of the third quarter. So far, this has been the consistent trend, ever since Obama entered office and especially since the 2 year democratic Congress (2009-2011) passed the new CAFE fuel efficiency standards that have made all US vehicles more efficient and cheaper for drivers to own.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/15/us-usa-economy-prices-idUSKBN0GF11G20140815

Again, do outcomes matter to you?  At all?

U.S. manufacturing output rose broadly in July and automobile production recorded its largest increase in five years, boosting the economy at the start of the third quarter. So far, this has been the consistent trend, ever since Obama entered office and especially since the 2 year democratic Congress (2009-2011) passed the new CAFE fuel efficiency standards that have made all US vehicles more efficient and cheaper for drivers to own.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/15/us-usa-economy-prices-idUSKBN0GF11G20140815

Again, do outcomes matter to you?  At all?___

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2014-08-17 00:07:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

#hope.

"The Netherlands has just announced a five-year plan to make the country safe for autonomous vehicles and vice-versa, with a particular emphasis on trucks. Rules of the road will be redrafted, infrastructure built, and research funded."

"Trucks are, in fact, the last link in the chain connecting production to consumption that remains fully under the control of a mere human being."___#hope.

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2014-08-16 22:18:29 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

#Zambies  0_o

#Zambies  0_o___

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2014-08-16 21:35:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

About 21:50 where he steps through the door again and just kind scoots back after looking at the clock and goes "gaah!" in exasperation. This should be the summary reaction for PT - you want me to walk down this creepy hallway again?!? What will come next?

I am incredibly excited about this game. The true horror lies in not know what is going to come next, and not knowing what the rules are. You move in fear with each moment because you can't tie cause and effect together. That is the madness that is the essence of Silent Hill.

PT takes a very small set of creepy hallways in a house but keeps it fresh by the ever-changing details (and the absolutely STUNNING graphics). 

The full game has the potential to be monumental. 

About 21:50 where he steps through the door again and just kind scoots back after looking at the clock and goes "gaah!" in exasperation. This should be the summary reaction for PT - you want me to walk down this creepy hallway again?!? What will come next?

I am incredibly excited about this game. The true horror lies in not know what is going to come next, and not knowing what the rules are. You move in fear with each moment because you can't tie cause and effect together. That is the madness that is the essence of Silent Hill.

PT takes a very small set of creepy hallways in a house but keeps it fresh by the ever-changing details (and the absolutely STUNNING graphics). 

The full game has the potential to be monumental. ___

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2014-08-16 19:31:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

For those of us poor souls without a PS4. 0_o #SilentHills  .

For those of us poor souls without a PS4. 0_o #SilentHills  .___

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2014-08-16 17:55:23 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Hmm.

Anyone know what this is? We found it on our walk #ft #crowdsourcing___Hmm.

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2014-08-16 14:06:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Cc: +David McCumber

Cc: +David McCumber___

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2014-08-16 13:33:10 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

There aren't many situations where it's arguably a better idea to disband an entire police department outright than to allow them to continue to function, but Ferguson's police (the same fellows who brought you three days of martial law earlier this week) seem to really be trying to achieve that. 

I'll leave you to read the article at Lowering the Bar, since (as usual) they give an excellent summary of the case. A preview: the reason we can be so confident that this was an innocent man is that the cops ultimately admitted, under oath, that they had made up all of the charges against him (also under oath), after arresting the wrong man, then beating and kicking him at the police station.

Interestingly enough, the federal magistrate in the case seems to have decided that, now that the matter of Davis' bleeding on official police uniforms has been settled in his... more »

There aren't many situations where it's arguably a better idea to disband an entire police department outright than to allow them to continue to function, but Ferguson's police (the same fellows who brought you three days of martial law earlier this week) seem to really be trying to achieve that. 

I'll leave you to read the article at Lowering the Bar, since (as usual) they give an excellent summary of the case. A preview: the reason we can be so confident that this was an innocent man is that the cops ultimately admitted, under oath, that they had made up all of the charges against him (also under oath), after arresting the wrong man, then beating and kicking him at the police station.

Interestingly enough, the federal magistrate in the case seems to have decided that, now that the matter of Davis' bleeding on official police uniforms has been settled in his favor, the remaining matters of perjury and assault aren't really serious enough to sustain any action against the police officers involved. That ruling is under appeal.

In case you want more details about this, including interesting parts from the police depositions and the like, you can get the original story here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/15/the-day-ferguson-cops-were-caught-in-a-bloody-lie.html .___

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2014-08-16 01:09:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

MinuteQuest looks awesome. #vsauce .

MinuteQuest looks awesome. #vsauce .___

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2014-08-15 23:34:52 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

As if driving wasn't bad enough already 0_o #vehicularmenace.

America's transportation infrastructure, once an engine of mobility and productivity, has fallen into such disrepair that it's become an economic albatross. Consumers shell out billions of dollars for extra car repairs every year. Insufficient and poorly maintained roads mean costly bottlenecks for businesses, which discourage expansion and hobble American companies competing in the global economy.  We all have heard of 60,000 bridges in desperate need of maintenance.  Why is almost nothing being done?

At a time of steeply declining budget deficits (always true during democratic administrations and never true during GOP ones) it might seem simple to put middle class blokes back to work, stimulating the economy with high velocity cash while fixing the damage and getting tons of benefits.  One obstacle though.  The do-nothing US House of Representatives… the laziest and least accomplished in the history of the republic… has refused to fund infrastructure repairs.

Moreover, several gopper congressfolk have OPENLY admitted their reason — that the resulting improvements and economic boost might help democrats at the polls.  It is the Hastert Rule.  Never cooperate or negotiate in good faith with democrats, ever.  (The last GOP leader who did that - Newt Gingrich - was jettisoned by Hastert, DeLay, Boehner and other leaders of the madness that has taken over today’s Republican Party.)

Anyone who continues to support these monsters is a supporter of outright treason.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-roads-economy-20140815-story.html___As if driving wasn't bad enough already 0_o #vehicularmenace.

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2014-08-15 23:19:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE___

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2014-08-15 18:27:46 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)

#hope

The Missouri Highway Patrol relieved the Ferguson PD today. Captain Johnson, a Ferguson native, is leading the new security. He started out by removing the tactical units, setting up a media staging center, vowed not to blockade the streets, ordered police working crowd control to take off their gas masks -- and marched along with the protesters himself.

(That's not him in this picture, by the way -- Captain Johnson is black. Not sure who the cop in this picture is, but apparently quite a few of the members of the Missouri Highway Patrol marched alongside the protesters today. ETA: Here's a picture of Captain Johnson: https://twitter.com/JRehling/status/500062107971231744 . Thanks to +Don McArthur for the link.)

There's a bunch more in the story below, and I recommend you read it, because it's such an antidote to the news stories of the past few days. It appears that there's one cop, at least, who still remembers what the job is all about.

Captain Ronald S. Johnson: Doing it right.___#hope

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2014-08-15 01:51:24 (21 comments, 14 reshares, 50 +1s)

Hint: This isn't a solider, it's a police officer. 

#Ferguson   #stl   #stlouis   #mikebrown  

Hint: This isn't a solider, it's a police officer. 

#Ferguson   #stl   #stlouis   #mikebrown  ___

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2014-08-15 01:47:12 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)

Citizens have the right to take pictures of anything in plain view in a public space, including police officers and federal buildings. Police can not confiscate, demand to view, or delete digital photos.

Citizens have the right to take pictures of anything in plain view in a public space, including police officers and federal buildings. Police can not confiscate, demand to view, or delete digital photos.___

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2014-08-15 01:45:37 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Everyone who's ever argued that the second amendment allows them to check and balance the government's armed use of force is a coward, a corporate shill, and liar.

Everyone who's ever argued that the second amendment allows them to check and balance the government's armed use of force is a coward, a corporate shill, and liar.___

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2014-08-15 01:09:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Hilarious.

Hilarious.___

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2014-08-15 00:36:07 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)

The real winner is the first photo. A baby human centipede. Crazy. I can see this as being a new kind of (weird) art form.

These have thoroughly freaked me out.___The real winner is the first photo. A baby human centipede. Crazy. I can see this as being a new kind of (weird) art form.

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2014-08-14 18:42:46 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

extremely commonplace wearable computers and cameras should make this sort of law moot pretty soon, but I think I would tend to support it anyhow.

CC: +David Brin  #sousveillance  .

I'll pass this along FYI, but I'll also note that it's not a simple matter. Exactly what would be the White House or federal government's nexus to enforce such a requirement? In practice, there are already moves in this direction widely, but the complexities are immense. For example, few police departments have rules for resulting data retention or use, even when videos involve the interiors of homes or other private property. There are also issues surrounding when video is active, how to prevent manipulation and editing of video after the fact, and so on. Very complicated. Didn't I do an interview about this a few years ago? Yeah: http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item/87501-california-police-testing-headcam-device___extremely commonplace wearable computers and cameras should make this sort of law moot pretty soon, but I think I would tend to support it anyhow.

CC: +David Brin  #sousveillance  .

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2014-08-14 18:40:43 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

If you live in the United States, you are funding what's happening in Missouri.

If you live in the United States, you are funding what's happening in Missouri.___

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2014-08-14 15:20:21 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 31 +1s)

Just as god intended.

Also: 

NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE

Eunice aphroditois (colloquially known as the Bobbit(t) worm), is an aquatic predatory polychaete worm dwelling at the ocean floor.

This organism buries its long body into an ocean bed composed of gravel, mud, or corals, where it waits patiently for a stimulus to one of its five antennae, attacking when it senses prey.

Armed with sharp teeth, it is known to attack with such speeds, its prey is sometimes sliced in half.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunice_aphroditois

Gif via +Panah Rad
#biology #animals #predator  ___Just as god intended.

Also: 

NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE

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2014-08-14 15:18:16 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 72 +1s)

Yup.

#ferguson #mikebrown #willwheaton ___Yup.

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2014-08-14 01:13:55 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

Just as god intended.

#JustIngressThings___Just as god intended.

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2014-08-13 23:42:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Burrito pudding... I think we have something here!

Burrito pudding... I think we have something here!___

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2014-08-13 23:30:37 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Just as god intended.

Just as god intended.___

2014-08-13 23:16:33 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

So that new CGP Grey video is pretty awesome. Seems to be a nice and tidy summary of current developments in automation.

So that new CGP Grey video is pretty awesome. Seems to be a nice and tidy summary of current developments in automation.___

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2014-08-13 23:10:50 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 5 +1s)

Great video covering the #RaceAgainstTheMachine  .

I guess we know where +CGP Grey stands on Technological Unemployment 0_o

If you are interested in this topic, many more posts can be found at the Technological Unemployment community on G+ : https://plus.google.com/communities/111649108498739961838

Great video covering the #RaceAgainstTheMachine  .

I guess we know where +CGP Grey stands on Technological Unemployment 0_o

If you are interested in this topic, many more posts can be found at the Technological Unemployment community on G+ : https://plus.google.com/communities/111649108498739961838___

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2014-08-13 11:45:52 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

Just as god intended. 

Just as god intended. ___

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2014-08-11 23:05:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This week we try to game out the direct and indirect effects of self driving cars. Spoiler: a lot of folks are gonna be out a job!

This week we try to game out the direct and indirect effects of self driving cars. Spoiler: a lot of folks are gonna be out a job!___

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2014-08-11 21:54:31 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

Usually these movie "reviews" are sarcastic near-non-sequiturs... but this one seems to be genuinely insightful. 0_o

Is the Onion reverse-trolling us? 

Usually these movie "reviews" are sarcastic near-non-sequiturs... but this one seems to be genuinely insightful. 0_o

Is the Onion reverse-trolling us? ___

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2014-08-11 21:00:05 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

How many times has this guy doomspeaked?

How many times has this guy doomspeaked?___

2014-08-11 20:57:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

#hope  .

Top 10 Reasons Drones Are Disruptive

If you think today's drones are interesting, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Drones are in their deceptive phase, about to go disruptive. Check out where they're going...

What makes today's "drones" possible?

The billion-fold improvement we've seen between 1980 and 2010 is what makes today's drones possible, specifically in four areas:

1. GPS: In 1981, the first commercial GPS receiver weighed 50 pounds and cost over $100K. Today, GPS comes on a 0.3 gram chip for less than $5.

2. IMU: An Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) measures a drone's velocity, orientation and accelerations. In the 1960s an IMU (think Apollo program) weighed over 50 lbs. and cost millions. Today it's a couple of chips for $1 on your phone.

3. Digital Cameras: In 1976, Kodak's first digital camera shot at 0.1 megapixels, weighed 3.75 pounds and cost over $10,000. Today's digital cameras are a billion-fold better (1000x resolution, 1000x smaller and 100x cheaper).

4. Computers & Wireless Communication (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth): No question here. Computers and wireless price-performance have gotten a billion times better between 1980 and today.

10 Industries Using Today's Drones:

1. Agriculture: Drones watch for disease and collect real-time data on crop health and yields. This is an estimated $3B annual market size.

2. Energy: Energy companies monitor miles of pipeline and oil rigs with autonomous drones.

3. Real Estate and Construction: Drones photograph, prospect and advertise real estate from golf courses to skyscrapers; they also monitor construction in progress.

4. Rapid Response and Emergency Services: Drones aid in search and rescue operations ranging from forest fire fighting to searching for people buried in rubble or snow using infrared sensors.

5. News: It's faster and safer to deploy drones to cover breaking news/disaster/war zones than news crews.

6. Package/Supply Delivery: Companies like Matternet (founded at Singularity University) are building networks of UAVs to deliver food and medical supplies to remote villages around the world.

7. Photography/Film: Visual artists use drones to capture beautiful new images and camera angles.

8. Scientific Research/Conservation: Drones assist in everything from counting sea lions in Alaska to conducting weather and environmental research to tracking herd movements on the Savannah in Africa.

9. Law Enforcement: Drones can be used during hostage situations, search and rescue operations, bomb threats, when officers need to pursue armed criminals, and to monitor drug trafficking across our borders.

10. Entertainment/Toys: Good old fun.

So, Where Next?

What happens in the next 10 years when drones are 1000x better? Or 30 years from now when they are 1,000,000,000x better? What does that even mean, or look like? Here are some directions for your imagination:

Smart and Autonomous: Drones will have a mind of their own... thinking, doing, navigating, avoiding, seeking, finding, sensing and transmitting.

Microscopic and Cheap: Think about drones the size of a housefly, sending you full-motion HD video. Think swarms of drones (hundreds) where losing half of your swarm won't matter because another hundred are there to replace them. How much will they cost? I would be shocked if they price doesn't plummet to less than $10 each... maybe $1.

Top Future Drone Applications?

1. Pollination: Imagine bee-sized drones pollinating flowers (in fact, we're actually doing this now);

2. Personal security: In the future, your children will have a flotilla of micro-drones following them to school and to playgrounds at all times, scanning for danger;

3. Action sports photography: Imagine 100 micro-drone-cameras following a downhill skier capturing video from every angle in real time;

4. Asteroid prospecting and planetary science: On a cosmic scale, my company Planetary Resources is building the ARKYD 300 -- effectively a space drone with 5km per second delta-V. PRI plans to send small flotillas of four to six A300 drones (with onboard sensors) to remote locations like the asteroids or the moons of Mars;

5. Medical in-body drones: On the microscopic scale, each of us will have robotic drones traveling through our bodies monitoring and repairing;

6. High Altitude "Atmospheric Satellite" Drones: Google recently announced Project Loon to provide a global network of stratospheric balloons, and then acquired Titan Aerospace to provide for solar powered aerial drones, both of which could blanket the entire planet to provide low-cost Internet connectivity, anytime, anywhere; and,

7. Ubiquitous surveillance: Combined with facial recognition software and high-resolution cameras, drones will know where everybody and everything is at all times. Kiss privacy goodbye. Are you a retailer? Want to know how many people are wearing your product at any time? Future imaging drones will give you that knowledge.

8. Military and Anti-terrorism: Expect a significant increase in defense-related applications of drones in war zones and in your local backyard, sensing and searching for dangers ranging from biological to radiation.

So, What are the Challenges?

Technical challenges aside, we'll have to address many sociopolitical challenges before drones become disruptive.

There are concerns over privacy and spying, interference with planes/helicopters, drones aiding illegal activities, safety and potential crashes, noise and cluttering the skies, theft and commercial use.

I recommend looking at the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to get a glimpse of the legal landscape surrounding drones.

This bill expires in September of 2015.

In other words, pending major legislative changes, expect 2015 to be a big year for drones.

Why are drones going to be disruptive?

Besides all of the use cases outlined above, drones represent an interesting convergence of three exponential technology areas:

1. The Internet of Everything: Drones will be a key part of our trillion-sensor future, transporting a variety of sensors (thermal imaging, pressure, audio, radiation, chemical, biologics, and imaging) and will be connected to the Internet. They will communicate with each other and with operators.

2. Advanced Battery Technology: Increases in energy density (kilowatt-hours per kilogram) will allow drones to operate for longer periods of time. Additionally, solar battery technology is allowing high-altitude drones to fly for weeks at a time without landing.

3. Automation Software and Artificial Intelligence: Hundreds of teams around the world are working on automation systems that a) make drones easier for untrained users to fly, but more importantly, b) allow drones to fly and operate autonomously.

This is just the start.

At my Abundance 360 Executive Summit in January 2015, we'll discuss this in much more detail and talk about potential investment opportunities in this arena. If you're interested in joining me, there are only a few slots left. Apply here.

All the best,
Peter

Every weekend I send out a blog like this one with my latest insights on technology. To make sure you never miss one, head to www.AbundanceHub.com to sign up for this and my Abundance blogs. And if you want my personal coaching on these topics, consider joining my Abundance 360 coaching program for entrepreneurs.___ #hope  .

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2014-08-11 18:39:56 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Security is more important than usability. In a perfect world nobody would use the computers.

Security is more important than usability. In a perfect world nobody would use the computers.___

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2014-08-11 18:13:06 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

This guy is blowing my mind man

This guy is blowing my mind man___

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2014-08-11 15:11:40 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)

Just as god intended. 

Just as god intended. ___

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2014-08-11 15:05:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Should use an online service to do parking management duh.

Should use an online service to do parking management duh.___

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2014-08-11 01:44:49 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Yup.

Beck and Kurzweil. Yup.___Yup.

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2014-08-10 22:49:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Dust Devil Swept You Away

Dust Devil Swept You Away___

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2014-08-10 21:20:57 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Solar power has been taking off at a rate much faster than earlier “impossible” tech transformations, like automobiles (1890-1920) or air travel (1903-1933).  All three got government subsidies to kick off, then became self-sustaining.  But in some regions, governments actively hinder companies and citizens who want rooftop power. Most states in the old Confederacy (the US South) have laws that make it next to impossible, including Florida, the “sunshine state.”

See this fascinating piece in today’s LA Times, which makes clear how captured governance is, in the Olde Confederacy, where homeowners and businesses cannot even generate their own power without risking jail.

Add this to relentless, election-stealing gerrymandering and deliberately preventing their lower middle classes from buying competitive-pool medical insurance, and you have to wonder… when will the“secesh” stat... more »

Solar power has been taking off at a rate much faster than earlier “impossible” tech transformations, like automobiles (1890-1920) or air travel (1903-1933).  All three got government subsidies to kick off, then became self-sustaining.  But in some regions, governments actively hinder companies and citizens who want rooftop power. Most states in the old Confederacy (the US South) have laws that make it next to impossible, including Florida, the “sunshine state.”

See this fascinating piece in today’s LA Times, which makes clear how captured governance is, in the Olde Confederacy, where homeowners and businesses cannot even generate their own power without risking jail.

Add this to relentless, election-stealing gerrymandering and deliberately preventing their lower middle classes from buying competitive-pool medical insurance, and you have to wonder… when will the “secesh” states start to see secession movements from within?  You listening, Austin?

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-no-solar-20140810-story.html#page=1___

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2014-08-10 19:20:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Organic synthesis: The robo-chemist

The race is on to build a machine that can synthesize any organic compound. It could transform chemistry.

Organic synthesis: The robo-chemist

The race is on to build a machine that can synthesize any organic compound. It could transform chemistry.___

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2014-08-10 18:22:39 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)

Yup.

Yup.___

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2014-08-10 18:13:50 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)

Just as god intended.

“Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient,” cofounder Alexandros Vardakostas has said. “It’s meant to completely obviate them.”___Just as god intended.

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2014-08-10 11:51:16 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 32/14.
Brain imaging & augmentation, IBM brain chips, sound from surface vibration, batteryless WiFi communications, magnetic microfluidics, perovskite LEDs, treating neurodegeneration, printable chiplets, miniature NMR.

1. New Brain Imaging and Augmentation Studies.
Many thanks to +Mani Saint-Victor for directing me to this article discussing the repair and augmentation of inter-laminar microcircuits across the neocortex, and specifically the use of technologies for the recording and microstimulation of cortical microcircuits to build neuroprostheses for such repair or augmentation of cognitive function http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3832795/. Of course, such general approaches may benefit significantly from improved brain imaging techniques, such as this new non-invasive method involving IR lasers shone... more »

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 32/14.
Brain imaging & augmentation, IBM brain chips, sound from surface vibration, batteryless WiFi communications, magnetic microfluidics, perovskite LEDs, treating neurodegeneration, printable chiplets, miniature NMR.

1. New Brain Imaging and Augmentation Studies.
Many thanks to +Mani Saint-Victor for directing me to this article discussing the repair and augmentation of inter-laminar microcircuits across the neocortex, and specifically the use of technologies for the recording and microstimulation of cortical microcircuits to build neuroprostheses for such repair or augmentation of cognitive function http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3832795/. Of course, such general approaches may benefit significantly from improved brain imaging techniques, such as this new non-invasive method involving IR lasers shone into the brain from outside the skull to stimulate modified carbon nanotubes injected into the animal’s blood in order to gain an unprecedented look at blood flow in the brain http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/august/skull-blood-flow-080614.html. And such a specific approach may benefit significantly from the new ability to synthesise uniform and structurally pure carbon nanotubes using defined molecular seeds for example http://www.empa.ch/plugin/template/empa/3/149811/---/l=2. 

2. IBM’s Neurosynaptic Brain Chips take Next Step.
IBM announced the latest incarnation and demonstration of its neurosynaptic SyNapse chip with nearly five billion transistors powering one million “neurons” and 256 million synapses http://www.technologyreview.com/news/529691/ibm-chip-processes-data-similar-to-the-way-your-brain-does/. As an example demonstration a chip was tasked with recognising cars, people, and bicycles in video of an intersection; it did so 100 times faster and consumed 100,000 times less power than a laptop computer programed to do the same. The architecture is inspired by the structure of mammalian brains and artificial neurons communicate via “spikes” in a similar fashion. The chips themselves are scalable and the team wishes to connect thousands together into a novel supercomputer, although programming the chips remains a problem that they continue to work on. In related news IBM is trying to gear up its Watson supercomputer to assist with business meetings and executive decision making http://www.technologyreview.com/news/529606/a-room-where-executives-go-to-get-help-from-ibms-watson/.

3. Video Image Processing of Surfaces Can Extract Ambient Sounds.
In one of the more unexpected announcements for the week a new algorithm was demonstrated that is able to reconstruct an audio signal by analysing minute vibrations on the surfaces of objects captured in video footage http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/algorithm-recovers-speech-from-vibrations-0804. Captured sounds included intelligible speech from a distance of 15 feet through soundproof glass. Video framerate is key however, and needs to be higher than the frequency of the audio signal; many tests used a high-speed camera (2k - 6k fps) but other tests succeeded with a standard 60 fps digital camera due to how image data is captured by these sensors. The work builds on techniques for measuring a person’s heart rate via video feed for example.

4. Batteryless Sensors Communicate Via WiFi Backscatter.
Building on earlier work in which batteryless devices communicated with each other by harvesting ambient radio, TV, and wireless comms, the same group has now demonstrated a method of very-low-power WiFi-backscatter communications for such devices - powered just by ambient radio, TV, and WiFi - to connect to the Internet via WiFi http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/08/04/no-power-wi-fi-connectivity-could-fuel-internet-of-things-reality/. The ambient backscatter method works by the devices simply reflecting or not reflecting WiFi signals from a WiFi access point, which is detected by a reader device (e.g. phone) as discrete changes in signal strength. While proof-of-concept data rates were only 1 kilobit per second this could be a key enabling technology for aspects of the Internet of Things. WiFi is also being used to see through walls again http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/7/5979723/x-ray-vision-using-wi-fi-on-robots. 

5. Active Magnetic Microfluidic Chips.
A surface patterned with micro-scale ridges and impregnated with a ferrofluid (oil loaded with nanometer-scale magnetic particles) spontaneously forms a ferrofluid cloak around droplets of water or other particles added to the surface. Once formed such droplets can be precisely controlled and manipulated by an external magnetic field http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/surfaces-can-control-how-fluids-particles-move-0801. A nice piece of fluid dynamics but applications might include for example microfluidic chips that lack defined channels, but rather droplets can be moved around “virtual channels” at will and reacted together in whatever combination is needed.

6. Perovskite Now for Light Emission as well as Absorption.
Perovskite is becoming a hot item in materials research focused on developing better solar cells. It turns out that the same properties that lend perovskites their excellent light absorption properties can also be exploited for excellent light emission applications, as recently demonstrated in perovskite LEDs http://phys.org/news/2014-08-material-perovskite.html. Added benefits include cheap, simple, and scalable manufacture, and straight-forward tuning to emit light in a wide range of colours. Related news in solar cell applications include flexible perovskite (textile) fibers able to harvest light http://phys.org/news/2014-08-inexpensive-flexible-fiber-perovskite-solar.html, and a new solar cell stacking technique aiming to create cells with 50% energy efficiency http://www.technologyreview.com/news/529651/stacking-cells-could-make-solar-as-cheap-as-natural-gas/. 

7. Combating Neurodegeneration.
We had quite a few advances against neurodegeneration this week. First, neurons created from reprogrammed skin cells demonstrated complete and functional integration with mice brains http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=144227&CultureCode=en. Second, a new test for neurodegeneration based on visual processing abilities http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-08/cp-dii073014.php. Third, investigations into how disruptions of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the brain can contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s and how we should try to restore this flow https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2014/08/considering-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow-disruption-as-a-contributing-cause-of-alzheimers-disease.php. Fourth, a newly designed peptide blocks the formation of, and helps to clear, misfolded proteins that contribute to amyloid buildup in Alzheimer’s and other diseases http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/07/28/new-protein-structure-could-help-treat-alzheimers-related-diseases/. Fifth, the successful demonstration of a new drug in reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s in mice http://news.yale.edu/2014/08/06/search-alzheimer-s-drug-major-step-forward. 

8. Printable Chiplets Still Being Developed.
A PARC group chops silicon wafers into 200 x 300 micrometer chiplets and mixes these into an ink, within which individual chiplets can be electrostatically guided to precise spots and subsequently picked and printed and connected with printed electronic inks http://www.technologyreview.com/photoessay/529761/micro-chiplets/. This builds on initial work the group announced last year, extending the vision to enable the fabrication of new computing devices made up of arrays of chiplets that individually might comprise processing, memory, LED, MEMS, and other functions - all printed as needed to create custom devices. After demonstrating the placement and wiring of four chiplets, and ultimately wanting to do the same with billions at a time, the group still has a way to go. 

9. NMR Chip Measuring Just 2mm.
A new nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy chip has been fabricated to a size measuring 2mm by 2mm, and is the smallest NMR system ever built http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/devices/an-nmr-device-the-size-of-a-seed. NMR applications are extensive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_magnetic_resonance#Applications) but having such a cheap and miniaturised chip could open the door to a range of mobile and consumer applications such as diagnostic testing and environmental monitoring to name just two. While the prototype still needs a fist-sized permanent magnet to take readings, the miniaturisation advance was made possible with computational compensation of temperature fluctuations that can alter the fields of small magnets. 

10. Bendable Acoustics and Sound Traps.
New acoustic engineering methods allow soundwaves to bend around objects and interfere to form acoustic bottles and traps in air http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/hardware/bendable-sound-waves-can-skirt-objects-trap-particles. The method involves precisely adjusting the phase and amplitude of dozens of closely-spaced speakers; a linear array of 40 speakers allows shaping of sound in two dimensions, while a two-dimensional array of 100 speakers allows shaping of sound in three dimensions. As part of the demonstration a 3D acoustic bottle or trap was able to grab and move a hard plastic ball. Other applications could include improvements to ultrasound imaging by being able to bend around bones to view soft tissues, and smaller acoustic tweezers to manipulate cells and other small objects.

An archive of the SciTech Digests can also be found here: http://www.scitechdigest.net 

+ScienceSunday, with your hosts +Buddhini Samarasinghe, +Rajini Rao, +Chad Haney, +Robby Bowles, +Allison Sekuler, +Carissa Braun, and +Aubrey Francisco!___

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2014-08-10 03:38:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Here be Dragons

One my last day of vacation I had the strange experience of reading about tire recycling (the Wikipedia adventure had started with an article on asphalt concrete and meandered from there), and then by pure coincidence I went to a park for lunch that featured a playground full of repurposed tires, like the great beast pictured below.

More here : http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_recycling

Here be Dragons

One my last day of vacation I had the strange experience of reading about tire recycling (the Wikipedia adventure had started with an article on asphalt concrete and meandered from there), and then by pure coincidence I went to a park for lunch that featured a playground full of repurposed tires, like the great beast pictured below.

More here : http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_recycling___

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