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Feb 26, 2016

Israel startup SkyFi gets $3M to spread internet globally

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

“We think the only way to effectively connect people all over the world is through satellites.”

Israel-Flag-Small Gedalyah Reback 23 hours ago.

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Feb 26, 2016

Australian surgeon inserts 3D-printed vertebrae in world-first

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical

An Australian neurosurgeon has completed a world-first marathon surgery removing cancer-riddled vertebrae and successfully replacing them with a 3D-printed body part.

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Feb 26, 2016

In CRISPR patent case, all eyes turn to the judge

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

And it begins.


Judge Deborah Katz, a former scientist, is presiding over the case of who holds the key intellectual property rights for CRISPR.

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Feb 26, 2016

NASA Planning To Send HAVOC Airships To Venus

Posted by in categories: engineering, space travel

We’ve talked a lot about sending people to Mars, but what about Earth’s sister? NASA engineering are planning to send HAVOC airships to Venus.

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Feb 25, 2016

Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Posted by in categories: computing, employment, government, quantum physics, robotics/AI, security, space, virtual reality

1st; we all know in 30 years anything can change, wars can be fought & lost, natural disasters can occur, etc. However, posting for everyone’s amusement. 30 years ago which would be 1986; no one thought USSR would be broken up, 9/11 would happen creating the US Homeland Security, Lybia & Eygpt would overthrow their own leaders, that US Space missions would be outside the US Government, hacking at the levels we have today creating the CISO roles, of VR technology would exist, DNA and CRISPR would be discovered, etc.

So, who really knows what jobs will be fully automated v. not in 30 years or even created as a result of Quantum technology (Computing, Networking, Q-Dots for numerous thing that are not only technology, etc.). Just a fun article to share with everyone.


CSIRO says the Australian workplace of the future will be increasingly digitally-focused and automated, with titles such as online chaperone.

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Feb 25, 2016

Asia cyber vulnerability gap leaves richer nations exposed

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet

A rapidly widening cyber-vulnerability gap between the most and least internet-dependent Asia-Pacific nations threatens to encourage online attacks on critical infrastructure, a new report warns. The defence outlook paper, to be published on.

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Feb 25, 2016

Cybercrime warrior: Symantec’s Michael Brown

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, internet

80 million cyber attacks per year — 400 every minute — but as many as 70 percent of them go undetected. And, these numbers are anticipated to go drastically higher now “Ransomware” is paying off for hackers.


Using the internet is a risk most businesses and individuals take for granted. But as more data is stored online, the world is becoming ever more vulnerable, the head of global internet security firm Symantec, Michael Brown, says.

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Feb 25, 2016

“The limits to growth”, a prescient classic according to Nature | The Club of Rome

Posted by in categories: environmental, sustainability

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“While Nations gathered in Paris to negotiate an international agreement to limit greenhouse-gas emissions, Nature published a special issue “Paris Climate Talk” to cover the run-up to COP21. For this issue, Nature asked Adam Rome, environmental historian at the University of Delaware in Newark, to revisit the classics that first made sustainability a public issue in the 1960s and 1970s.”

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Feb 25, 2016

Need To Beef Up India’s Cyber Security Policies And Mechanisms – Analysis

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance, government, policy, robotics/AI

I luv it — India get’s it. You have to make sure that your IT foundation is solid first before unleashing things like AI. Connected AI requires a solid and secured infrastructure foundation 1st. In order for customers to buy into Cloud & the whole IoT, and connected AI set of products and services; the customer must feel that they can trust you fully.


By Jayadev Parida

Take a stock of the past, analyse the present cliché and frame a strategy for future. In the recent years, India’s approach to cyber security has experienced a shift from style to substance. Prime Minister Modi’s foreign policy has made various strong interventions on cyber security matters. Those interventions need to be materialised to manoeuvre the interest. Presumably, the Prime Minister Office (PMO) is likely to invest both political and capital energy to enhance a cautious cyber-strategy. A dedicated Division in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for cyber security is a value addition to that. In 2015, Minister of Communications and Information Technology in a written reply to the Lok Sabha stated that government allocated Rs 755 crore to combat cyber security threats over a period of five years. But, this financial outlay is quite negligible as the nature of threat is quite huge and unpredictable.

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Feb 25, 2016

China Mobile readies for migration from 4G to 5G

Posted by in categories: business, internet

China goes 5G.


China Mobile has launched its 5G Joint Innovation Center project, the company said.

The company has set a business target of reaching 1.40 million TD-LTE base stations, selling 330 million 4G devices and expanding the 4G subscriber base to over 500 million by the end of 2016.

According to Shang Bing, Chairman of China Mobile, the company has deployed 1.10 million TD-LTE base stations as of the end of 2015, covering over 1.2 billion population and has achieved 4G roaming with 114 countries and regions; China Mobile sold 300 million TD-LTE devices in 2015, indicating the addition of more than 400 TD-LTE users every minute; China Mobile´s 4G subscriber base reached 340 million, accounting for about 30% of global number. Moreover, China Mobile has completed the deployment of carrier aggregation (CA) in over 300 cities and has commercialized VoLTE services in 100 cities.

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