Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Dear Readers,

Just a few words: I well know that the genuine Informavores have missed this newsletter, however I had traveled and been without Web connection from Sept.20 early morning till Sept 24 noon. I had to process 638 messages.
The news are good- as good as they can be  in these days of Crisis.
I am especially glad that – it seems- some very agile neutrinos can fly faster than light. In the editorial of my former Info Kappa issue no 405, I wrote:

“If we can now surpass the speed of sound, after a few generations it will be the turn of the speed of the light, that is disturbingly, scandalously snail-like reported to the immensity of the Universe in whch we have chosen to exist. And this will be done, with or without the relativity theory of Uncle Albert.”




Cisco: Is the Internet as important as food, water, air, shelter? Some think so:   http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/092311-cisco-internet-survey-251163.html


The history of the World Wide Web;

Information Technologies Foster Freedom or Reinforce Repression:

SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

The Best 15 People Search Engines on the Web:

Yahoo People Search:

The top nine torrent sites:



Social Media Will Kill Your Relationship [VIDEO] http://mashable.com/2011/08/17/text-love-video/

Why so many blogs fail and what to do about it:

When Facebook and Google+ Go to War: http://www.datamation.com/networks/when-facebook-and-google-go-to-war-1.html



Scrutinizing Google’s reign:

10 Tips And Tricks For New Users in Google+

Google monopoly isn’t the point:


The Google search evolution:

Searching for New Ideas Google's head of research explains why artificial intelligence is crucial to the search company's future


10 more features on Google +


Google Invites Everyone to Be Friends—on Its Social Network Anyone can now sign up for Google Plus, which has new features including mobile video "hangouts.":


100 most beautiful words in the English language:

Calculating the language of Babel:


Amazon Kindle can now check out e-books from 11,000 libraries

Free Audio Books: The Top Eight Websites:

Will E-Books Destroy the Democratizing Effects of Reading?

Could Abraham Lincoln have become president of the United States in a world in which poor children lack access to physical books?: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/27185/?nlid=nlcomm&nld=2011-09-26



Scientists Use Brain Imaging to Reveal the Movies in Our Mind:


Are Genes Our Destiny? Scientists Discover 'Hidden' Code in DNA Evolves More Rapidly Than Genetic Code:


Using Human Genomes to Illuminate the Mysteries of Early Human History:

Neutrino hypotheses non fingo:

Speedy Neutrinos Could Turn Physics Universe Upside-Down: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/73351.html



Researchers Make Visible the Structure of the Smallest Crystals:


Evolutionary Tree of Life for Mammals Greatly Improved:


Ecologists Use Power of Network Science to Challenge Long-Held Theory: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110922180031.htm

Queen Bee or Worker Bee? New Insights Into Honeybee Society Caste System: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110921132344.htm



A Future of Fossil Fuels EIA's latest numbers shows a continuous growth in energy consumption, led by China and India:


Three-Dimensional Design Leads to Better Solar Cells

By borrowing a trick from optical-fiber technology, a startup makes cells that trap light to create more electricity. http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38616/?nlid=nlenrg&nld=2011-09-19


Lessons to Be Learned from Nature in Photosynthesis:


EU Is Overrating Biofuels Benefits New report suggests an error in estimates of greenhouse gas emissions; http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38636/?nlid=nlenrg&nld=2011-09-26

Bacteria Make Hydrogen Fuel from Water:


The Future of Hydrogen Cars. Proton OnSite's lack of progress toward its proposed "hydrogen highway" demonstrates the low priority America gives this alternative fuel:


A New Generation of Green Wheels A gallery of electric and hybrid vehicles on display at the  International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany:


Nanotube Cables Hit a Milestone: As Good as Copper

Researchers achieve a goal they've been after since the 1980s—the advance could make cars and airplanes lighter, and renewable energy more practical: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38615/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-09-19


Nature Offers Key Lessons On Harvesting Solar Power, Say Chemists: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110923095801.htm


New Metal Hydride Clusters Provide Insights Into Hydrogen Storage: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110922093721.htm

Antimagnets: controlling magnetic fields with superconductor–metamaterial hybrids http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/13/9/093034/fulltext


Proton-Based Transistor Could Let Machines Communicate With Living Things:

10 tips to make your laptop last longer:


Carnivorous Plant Inspires Coating That Resists Just About Any Liquids: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110921134526.htm


New hybrid carbon material discovered:

Research demonstrates method that allows inexpensive carbon materials to store hydrogen at room temperature: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-method-inexpensive-carbon-materials-hydrogen.html

150 most creative typography ideas, try some:


Will 3D printing revolutionise manufacturing?:               http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14282091

Artificial blood vessels created on a 3D printer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14946808



The Science of Success;

The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010


Culturomics 2.0: Forecasting large-scale human behavior using global news media tone in time and space:


Sound, the Way the Brain Prefers to Hear It: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/science/06sound.html?_r=2&ref=science

5 bad study habits

What does your body language say:


Science and Religion Do Mix? Only 15 Percent of Scientists at Major Research Universities See Religion and Science Always in Conflict: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110921115923.htm


The world’s most incredible bridges: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2011/09/16/the-worlds-most-incredible-bridges/

Does Familiarity Breed Liking or Contempt?: http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/09/does-familiarity-breed-liking-or-contempt.php

Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance –by Louise Jewel A Book Review: http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/louisa-jewell/2011092419363 

Two questions everybody ask when they meet you: http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/09/two-questions-everyone-asks-when-they-meet-you.php

Miki Saxon_quotable quotes- Interview Questions



A game of catch-up

The shift in economic power from West to East is accelerating, says John O’Sullivan. The rich world will lose some of its privileges: http://www.economist.com/node/21528979?fsrc=nlw|edh|09-22-11|editors_highlights

The West and the Rest in a One-Model-Fits-All World:


A lost decade: Poverty and income trends continue to paint a bleak picture for working families:             http://www.epi.org/publication/lost-decade-poverty-income-trends-continue/

The business of communicating values:

How To Use Social Media To Promote Your Small Business:

Help people do things, don't keep them on webpages:


The Age of the Consumer-Innovator:

How to handle a raise request:

Harold Jarche- not your average consultancy:

Don’t be That Guy as manager:

The problem with narcissisitic leaders:

What type of angry boss are you:


Traders’ brains  Rogue hormones

Bad trade? Blame the adrenal cortex: http://www.economist.com/node/21530111

The Optimism Bias, or don't believe satisfaction surveys:

The past and future of famous company logos:

The museum of obsolete objects:



Antibiotics May Be Permanently Altering the Guts of Humanity:


How Pathogens Fight Drugs "Death galaxy" chip shows bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance at a surprising pace.:

Smart Phones Help Manage Chronic Illness

Apps that connect to medical monitors have been shown to improve the health of people with diabetes and hypertension—and could ease the burden on the health-care system: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/38524/?p1=A2


Scientists Induce Hibernation at Will: Discovery Puts Scientists Closer to Human Application:

The absurdity of homeopathy and the danger of too much skepticism:



There Is No Biological Reason to Eat Three Meals a Day -- So Why Do We Do It?

For most of history, meals were very variable:


Americans Waste Enough Food to Fill a 90,000-seat Football Stadium Every Day -- What Can We Do About It?:

Gingered Pumpkin Soup with Gruyere Cheese: http://gourmetfood.about.com/od/appetizers/r/gingerpmpksoup.htm



How will you die- Infographic:





Hoax Slayer, newest issue:



Fake Certificates Reveal Flaws in the Internet's Security

A new report concludes that a breach at a single certificate authority can undermine the security of the entire Internet: http://www.technologyreview.com/web/38614/?nlid=nlcomm&nld=2011-09-19

Career Paths: Notorious Criminal or Security Consultant?: http://bigthink.com/ideas/40301

From the man who discovered Stuxnet, dire warnings one year later Stuxnet, the cyberweapon that attacked and damaged an Iranian nuclear facility, has opened a Pandora's box of cyberwar, says the man who uncovered it. A Q&A about the potential threats.


Malware and Bot Nets - It's All About The Money:

Social networking scams – the con.:

Internet privacy- cookies as a weapon:

Google goes native for Chrome-14


Will Super Wi-Fi Live Up To Its Name? The next generation of Wi-Fi was supposed to offer a big boost in capacity and range:

The Smart Phone on Your Wrist

Meta Watch, previously a division of Fossil, is now its own company. Which seems to be good news for "smartwatch" enthusiasts: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27165/?nlid=nlcomm&nld=2011-09-19

The Mobile Web - Learn More About the Mobile Web:


Android beats iPhone 2-to-1 in new smartphone purchases 'Android overwhelming market with devices,' says analyst of Nielsen: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220296/Android_beats_iPhone_2_to_1_in_new_smartphone_purchases

Facebook boasts 350 active mobile users:

Sunday, September 18, 2011


 Planning and organizing research is an important part of  the Management of  Technology. Obviously, there can be surprises (statistically 80% bad and 20% good- Pareto is ubiquitous) but too many changes are confusing and destructive.
For example, Rossi’s final and total demo:
http://egooutpeters.blogspot.com/2011/08/anticipating-1mw-demo.html  was always conceived in the spirit of technological collectivism- a great group of E-cats bound together- first 100 than
a terrific 330 and now 52 fat cats quite neatly arranged in a great metal box. What’s the logic of this variations? Paraphrasing Shakespeare- “Though this be research, there is NO method in it.”

Why we had seen (including the recent “self-sustaining” experiment) only partial, fractionar, unfinished, incomplete –experiments, done and undone in the same time?
What is the logic of the idea that a collective of E-cats will give more reliable results than individual E-cats?  Perhaps  this is true.
" Everything has to be made as simple as possible, but not simpler" (Albert Einstein)

"Everything must be made as complex as possible so that the people will be confused and believe anything" (Andrea Rossi)
I cannot avoid he idea that the best musical illustration of the situation of the E-cats and their creator is this:

The name of this opus in Italian;”L’apprendista stregone” sounds very discouraging. There are 44 days left till the promised demonstration. Dum spiro, spero ?!


NOTE: The next issue of this newsletter will be published with some delay because the next week I will travel for scientific problems and tourism. Thank you for your understanding, the real informavore is always hungry and interested in the progress of the world. Please read all the issues of this newsletter.  A rivederci!




Measuring the Web, announcing the Web Index:

Milestones: Internet Archive Reaches 3 Million Downloadable Texts (and They’re All Free):                   http://infodocket.com/2011/09/17/milestones-internet-archive-reaches-3-million-downloadable-texts-and-theyre-all-free/

SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

Bing gets more personal with adaptive search:


Wendy Boswell: How to Watch Free TV on the Web - The Best 18 Websites:

Hulu: http://websearch.about.com/od/freevideos/p/hulu.htm?nl=1                                    


Deep search engines the top five:



A Few Technologies that Just Might Save Yahoo

It's easy to name the missed opportunities—but what does the company still have?:


Six Rules for Networking at Work:

A blog should have the following characteristics:

Harold Jarche- social networks drive innovation:


Canv.as Paints a New Approach to Social Networking

A new venture by 4chan founder Chris Poole intends to be both social and fun. http://www.technologyreview.com/web/38549/?nlid=nlweb&nld=2011-09-14


Social Media Week Reveals 10 Social Media Events that Shook the World:



Top five best practices for a successful Facebook page



15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative:

Why Facebook is the new Yahoo:


Google Flight Search Takes Off:

Why businesses will love Google +:

How Google Translate works:The web giant's translation service might serve up the odd batch of nonsense, but it's still one of the smartest communication tools of all time, as David Bellos explains:

Thanks to Brian Josephson for signalling this.

Google, I will miss you:


The Hipster’s Dictionary: http://www.theatredance.com/hipster.html

Swedes pioneer new 'Spotify for e-books'’:


That’s Interesting Curiosity drives discovery. But what, exactly, makes us curious?:

To the brain, scenes are sums of objects:




Scientists Take First Step Towards Creating 'Inorganic Life':

Top ten mistakes when writing a research paper:



Should we develop a sense of urgency in science and technology development? http://jrse.aip.org/resource/1/jrsebh/v3/i4/p040401_s1?view=fulltext

Europeans Reignite Fusion Energy Project

The test of a new lining that can take the heat of fusion could be crucial for a planned reactor in France.: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38567/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-09-15


Battery Storage Could Get a Huge Boost from Seaweed

A binding agent found in everything from ice cream to cosmetics could let lithium-ion cells hold much more energy: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38531/?nlid=nlenrg&nld=2011-09-12


Harnessing electricity from low-power sources in the environment:


Intel Chases a More Power-Efficient Future

An improved microprocessor and a deal with Google could lead to more Intel chips in mobile devices. http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/38578/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-09-15

Seven Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Laptop:

Nanoscale Spin Waves Can Replace Microwaves:


New Material Synthesized: Graphene Nanoribbons Inside of Carbon Nanotubes: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110914073159.htm


A New and Improved Moore's Law

Under "Koomey's law," it's efficiency, not power, that doubles every year and a half.

Bob Rankin- how fast is your PC?

Bob Rankin upgrade your hard drive to SSD?:


How to Make Your Hard Drive Infinite

A startup makes your computer's storage capacity seem bottomless by connecting it to the cloud: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/38613/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-09-16

Researchers begin testing of promising new nanomaterial for hydrogen storage:


10 Best Sites For Digital Camera Reviews:


Learning to ask the right question:

Budding scientist
Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kid:


A Roadmap for the Planet

How we live today is clearly unsustainable. Why history proves that is completely irrelevant:



Researchers Analyze the Evolving Human Relationship With Fire:

5 ways to manage your on-line reputation:


How to Catch a Con Artist and Other Fascinating Facts About Human Behavior:


Liar, liar…what personality types lte the most?


Self-Delusion Is a Winning Survival Strategy, Study Suggests:

Test your geography knowledge: http://lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/index.html

How big can cities get?:

Infographic of the day- what are your religious beliefs?


From Facebook to Freedom: Does Technology Spur Democracy?:




What The New Patent Reform Act Means For Innovation

Tom Peters: First things before first things:

Innovation is the simplest way to solve problems:


25 CEOs Who Made More Than Their Companies Paid In Income Taxes:



Book review “Innovation you”:


Innovate or get out the way: http://bigthink.com/ideas/40166


Congress Gives US Patent Process Extreme Makeover:

The moral limits of Markets::

Organizational degeneration:


Power Corrupts, Especially When It Lacks Status

Individuals in roles that possess power but lack status have a tendency to engage in activities that demean others, according to new research from Stanford Graduate School of Business, USC, and the Kellogg School:  http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/research/halevy_power_2011.html?utm_source=Knowledgebase&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=September-11


How to recover from a blunder:



Managing Yourself: The Paradox of Excellence:



Informal learning is business imperative:



On the Same Wavelength: The Inner Workings of Successful Teams: http://knowledge.wpcarey.asu.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2029


The Thought Leader Interview: Sylvia Nasar

The renowned author discusses how the great economists uncovered the basic truth about progress, prosperity, and productivity, and the reasons you should be careful which ideas you listen to:



Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study:                   http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2011/09/developing-leadership-training-program.html


How to wander effectively:



How Not to Grow

Successful growth strategies often turn on what companies decide not to do, and where not to go.



IBM's Watson supercomputer to diagnose patients

Watson will initially be used to help treat cancer patients:




An open platform connecting people and information to advance medicine: http://www.medpedia.com/


A Family Learns the Secrets of Its Genomes

The findings demonstrate how genome analysis could guide health-care decisions for healthy people.:

New Rapid Test Tells Difference Between Bacterial and Viral Infections

More Evidence That Spicing Up Broccoli Boosts Its Cancer-Fighting Power: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110913091559.htm


An immune system trained to kill cancer:

New Clues to Molecular Understanding of Autism:

An Objective Way to Measure Pain

Researchers use brain imaging to detect patterns of brain activity associated with pain—a potential boon for doctors and drug developers.

In the Early Life of an Embryo, a Monster Lurks: Newly Fertilized Cells Only Narrowly Avoid Degenerating Into Fatal Chaos: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822121727.htm


Psychologists Discover Oxytocin Receptor Gene's Link to Optimism, Self-Esteem:


Food & Think Smthsonian:

Ten foods that will improve your mood:

7 ways to cook up a sustainable diet:



Mind your manners.



The Architect’s dress code:                                http://www.archdaily.com/168236/an-architects-dress-code/

50+ most amazing and coolest visit cards

25 things to throw out today:




New spam combat tool:                     http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/agenda/2011-08-28-14-48-17/7061-new-spam-combat-tool.html


What is a Bot Net?:

Bob Rankin – should you back-up or sync?

Top Ten Ways to Get Infected

How your online habits leave you and your computer at risk:


Ten Tips to Protect Against Identity Theft:

Antivirus FAQs: 


Six Easy Ways to Tell if a Virus Really is a Virus:


Smartphone 'Digital Keys' Coming To Campuses, Offices, Homes:

iPhone5: The Rumors and The Roadmap: