Monday, August 29, 2011

The Sift 226-230

The Sift 226: Education, Brain, People and Thought Leadership
  • Redefine Problems By Changing the Words You Use to Describe Them
  • Has the speed shortage been averted?
  • 2011! - if you have to ask, you shouldn't click. (If you don't have to ask, you saw this a week ago.)
  • Why the Next Big Thing Will Come From Small Innovations
  • Steve Keil: A manifesto for play, for Bulgaria and beyond

The Sift 227: Transit, Travel and Development
  • Japan Unveils Levitating High-Speed Electric Aero Train
  • Japan speeding ahead with 500km/h Maglev train
  • Nonstop High-Speed Trains Enabled by Docking Trams
  • Terreform ONE Announces Winners of the ‘Water as the 6th Borough’ Design Competition for NYC
  • Paul Romer's radical idea: Charter cities (TED.COM; 18:27)

The Sift 228: Energy, Environment and Science
  • Italians Vote to End the Use of Nuclear Power in Landmark Referendum
  • Did You Know That Plant-Based Bottles by PepsiCo and Coke are Actually Not Biodegradable?
  • New Printable Cling-Film Solar Cells are Cheap and Easy to Produce
  • Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake
  • Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands (TED.COM; 17:56)

The Sift 229: Entertainment and Technology
  • FCC hails spectrum alliances with Canada and Mexico, seeks to reduce border conflicts
  • Nokia N8 used to shoot world's largest stop-motion film, 'Gulps' up the competition (video)
  • 10 Fascinating Facts About Mobile Phones
  • Bloomberg Taps TechStars for TV Show About Startups
  • Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net (TED.COM; 17:35)

The Sift 230: Social Media
  • UK teen arrested for illegal BBM, social media crackdown gains steam
  • Amnesty International’s Website Blocked in Saudi Arabia
  • U.S. Senators Urge Saudi King To Overturn Ban on Female Drivers
  • Facebook introduces separate Messenger app for iPhone and Android
  • Facebook Use May Lead to Psychological Disorders in Teens

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