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technologyreview.com — Two scientific teams this year patched together some well-known technologies to directly exchange information between human brains. The projects, in the U.S. and Europe, appear to represent the first occasions in history that any two people have transmitted information without either of them speaking or moving any muscle.
Nov 21, 2014

"The content of a 90-second conversation would take a day or more to transmit" @meharris on tech-enabled telepathy technologyreview.com/news/532436/ar…

Nov 21, 2014

Scientists have established direct communication between two human brains, but is it a stunt, or science? technologyreview.com/news/532436/ar…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @vaughanbell: Scientists have established direct brain-to-brain communication in humans: is it just a stunt? technologyreview.com/news/532436/ar… Currently, yes.

Twitter "Exhaust" Reveals Patterns of Unemployment

technologyreview.com — Twitter data mining reveals surprising detail about socioeconomic indicators but at a fraction of the cost of traditional data-gathering methods, say computational sociologists. Human behaviour is closely linked to social and economic status. For example, the way an individual travels round a city is influenced by their job, their income and their lifestyle.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @marksluckie: "The rate of tweeting between 9am and midday on weekdays is significantly higher in areas of high unemployment." technologyreview.com/view/532746/tw…

Nov 20, 2014

"The rate of tweeting between 9am and midday on weekdays is significantly higher in areas of high unemployment." technologyreview.com/view/532746/tw…

Nov 20, 2014

Perhaps the most important new skill every journalist should learn - Data Mining Twitter - technologyreview.com/view/532746/tw…

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technologyreview.com — Strolling along sidewalks shaded by plane trees, one might take Tianjin Eco-City for just another of the many residential areas sprouting up all over China. But on closer inspection, this place is different.

Solar Panels Up and Running in an Hour

technologyreview.com — Ordinarily, installing and connecting a new array of rooftop solar panels takes days, weeks, or even months because the hardware is complex and various permits are needed. Yesterday, on a frigid day in Charlestown, Massachusetts, researchers completed the process in about an hour. Homeowners can install the system themselves, by gluing it to a rooftop.

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technologyreview.com — Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to Success A writer revisits virtual reality and finds it as dazzling as ever, but also much less nauseating. - Will Knight, news and analysis editor Man and Uber Man A fascinating profile of Uber's controversial CEO, Travis Kalanick.
Nov 20, 2014

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technologyreview.com — For four days in the summer of 2011, the National Weather Service predicted that a huge hurricane called Irene was headed for New York City. Some media reports discussed the possibility of an unprecedented storm surge that could cause massive flooding in Manhattan and major power outages.

Fidelity Investments Tries Virtual Reality

technologyreview.com — Hedging the possibility that Oculus Rift 's immersive goggles might someday become useful beyond video games, Fidelity Investments has mocked up a way for you to don the clunky eyewear and fly through your money. In Fidelity's prototype virtual environment-which it says is the first financial services app written for Oculus-stocks are represented as office towers and lumped together in sector "neighborhoods."

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technologyreview.com — Ten years ago, scientists discovered that some people are naturally missing working copies of a gene known as PCSK9. The consequences of the mutation were extraordinary. These people, including a Texas fitness instructor, a woman from Zimbabwe, and a 49-year-old Frenchman, had almost no bad cholesterol in their blood.
Nov 19, 2014

RT @techreview: “This is going to be the major model of human disease research going forward.” bit.ly/1qWbdgi #knockouts #genetics

Nov 19, 2014

totally reminds me of x-men. Big DNA Data Prompts Search for Superpatients technologyreview.com/featuredstory/… >@TechReview

Nov 19, 2014

RT @cureffi: Excellent article. @techreview's @antonioregalado on the search for natural human knockouts, PCSK9 and prion protein bit.ly/1qWbdgi

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Apple Obsesses over Watch App Details

technologyreview.com — This Tuesday Apple released WatchKit, a set of software tools, rules, and recommendations for developing apps for its forthcoming Apple Watch. The release sheds more light on the company's vision for the device and its plans to work out some common challenges related to issues like power consumption, device navigation, and very small screen size.

Google Creates Software That Tells You What It Sees in Images

technologyreview.com — Experimental software from Google can accurately describe scenes in photos, like the two on the left. But it still makes mistakes, as seen with the two photos on the right. Researchers at Google have created software that can use complete sentences to accurately describe scenes shown in photos-a significant advance in the field of computer vision.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @techreview: Google’s Brain-Inspired Software Describes What It Sees in Complex Images bit.ly/1x2tMBt

Nov 19, 2014

Google R&D on software that can recognize scenes in pictures, and come up with accurate labels. technologyreview.com/news/532666/go…