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Aug 20, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

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PHYS.ORG: New generation is happy for employers to monitor them on social media http://m.phys.org/news/2014-08-happy-employers-socialmedia.html

THE DAILY GALAXY: “Music of Black Holes” –Astronomers Observe a Rhythmic Pattern of Light Pulses http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/08/music-of-black-.….ulses.html

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Could Africa be the Global Epicenter of Renewable Energy by 2030? http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08.….gy-by-2030

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Aug 20, 2014

BMW Launches Its Answer to Tesla’s Supercharger Network

Posted by in category: transportation

By  — Wired

The lightweight, compact DC Fast Charger will power 80% of the BMW i3's battery in 30 minutes.

The biggest problem automakers selling electric cars face is limited range. No one wants to get caught without any juice. To get around this concern, Tesla, whose Model S offers the best range (up to 265 miles), is building a vast network of “Supercharger” stations that make it possible to take epic road trips. Now BMW is following suit, launching a network of charging stations to make owning its first all-electric car, the range-handicapped i3, more convenient.

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Aug 19, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

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Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 http://fs-unep-centre.org/publications/gtr-2014

MEDICAL EXPRESS: Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-08-scientists-link-sk.….udden.html

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-discove.….ers-brain/

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Aug 19, 2014

What Does Amazon’s 3D Printing Store Say About Consumer 3D Printing In General?

Posted by in category: 3D printing

— Singularity Hub

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Consumer 3D printing has been creeping into mainstream awareness. Last year, office supply chain Staples announced they’d sell 3D Systems Cube 3D printers in stores, and UPS began offering 3D printing services at select locations.

Not to be outdone, massive online retailer Amazon dedicated an online storefront to 3D printers and supplies. And most recently, the firm added another storefront selling 3D printed products—bobbleheads, jewelry, smartphone cases.

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Aug 18, 2014

Against the Biological Clock — A Gameplan to End Age-Related Diseases

Posted by in category: aging

Written By: — Singularity Hub
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To Aubrey de Grey, the body is a machine. Just as a restored classic car can celebrate its hundredth birthday in peak condition, in the future, we’ll maintain our bodies’ cellular components to stave off the diseases of old age and live longer, healthier lives.

Dr. de Grey is cofounder and Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and faculty at Singularity University’s November Exponential Medicine conference—an event exploring the healthcare impact of technologies like low-cost genomic sequencing, artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, gene therapy, and more.

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Aug 17, 2014

A graphene replacement made from plastic

Posted by in category: materials

Kurzweil AI

A team of Korean researchers has synthesized hexagonal carbon nanosheets similar to graphene, using a polymer. The new material is free of the defects and complexity involved in producing graphene, and can substitute for graphene as transparent electrodes for organic solar cells and in semiconductor chips, the researchers say.

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Aug 16, 2014

Professor of Chemistry Turns India’s Plastic Trash into Useable Roadways

Posted by in categories: chemistry, innovation, materials

Christina Sarich — Nation of Change
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Scenes from the movie Slumdog Millionaire accurately depict India’s latest consumer-influenced economy. Tree groves are littered with a rainbow color of plastic bags like some kind of ominous carnival wreckage. Plastic bottles, candy wrappers, and other ‘garbage’ liters the streets in a land where city officials have long forsaken their duties of providing a pristine infrastructure to its inhabitants, but a professor of chemistry in Madurai, India thinks that the trash lining his country’s roads and fields could be utilized as a ‘wonderful resource,” transforming common plastic liter, from thicker acrylics to bottles and grocery bags, into a substitute for bitumen in asphalt.

The ‘Plastic Man,’ as Rajagopalan Vasudevan is known in India, travels throughout the country instructing engineers how to apply his technology to recycle the trash copiously littering streets from Punjab to Tamil Nadu. To date, more than 3000 miles of plastic roads have been laid in at least 11 states.

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Aug 15, 2014

“Google Street View” of the Cosmos Unveiled

Posted by in categories: astronomy, space

The Daily Galaxy via University of Sydney

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A new home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibres is giving Australian astronomers the first ‘Google street view’ of the cosmos — incredibly detailed views of huge numbers of galaxies. Developed by researchers at the University of Sydney and the Australian Astronomical Observatory, the optical-fibre bundles can sample the light from up to 60 parts of a galaxy, for a dozen galaxies at a time. The technological leap is the ‘hexabundle’, sixty or more optical fibres close-packed and fused together, developed by the University of Sydney’s astrophotonics group.

Using the new instrument astronomers from the Australian National University and the University of Sydney have already spotted ‘galactic winds’—streams of charged particles travelling at up to 3,000 km a second—from the center of two galaxies.“We’ve seen galactic winds in other galaxies, but we have no idea how common they really are, because we’ve never had the means to look for them systematically. Now we do,” said the University of Sydney’s Associate Professor Scott Croom, a Chief Investigator on the project.

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Aug 14, 2014

Beijing residents will have to wait at least another 16 years to breathe healthy air

Posted by in category: environmental

By Lily Kuo — Quartz

Over the past six years, Beijing has seen at least 1,812 days of “unhealthy” air quality, and that trend isn’t going to get better any time soon. Pan Tao, head of the Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection, estimates that air pollution in the capital won’t be reach safe levels until at least 2030.

China’s president Xi Jinping has called air pollution the “most prominent challenge” Beijing faces. Foreign firms are paying their workers “hardship” salaries to be posted in the city. In February a report from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences said that pollution in the capital is “near a level that is no longer livable for human beings.”

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Aug 13, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini AND www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

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As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/technology/the-boon-of-onl.….e&_r=0

Can Tech Innovation Help End Cancer? http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2014/07/can-tech-innovation-help-end-cancer.html

This Doctor Thinks We May Achieve Immortality, But Isn’t Sure We’d Want To www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/12/david-casarett-shocked-imm.….mg00000046

Brain regeneration: Crayfish turn blood into neurons http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26042-brain-regenerati.….-u2nGMb8my

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