Links for 2010-11-17

November 17th, 2010 | brainjuice

  • Vikings brought Amerindian to Iceland 1,000 years ago: study
    "The first Native American to arrive in Europe may have been a woman brought to Iceland by the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, a study by Spanish and Icelandic researchers suggests."
    (tags:history )
  • What will threaten us in 2040?
    "As head of a pan-European project called FESTOS (Foresight of Evolving Security Threats Posed by Emerging Technologies: http://www.festos.org), Dr. Sharan and his colleagues are looking 30 years into the future to determine what our real technological threats will be."
    (tags:war future )
  • New imaging method reveals stunning details of brain connections
    "Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, applying a state-of-the-art imaging system to brain-tissue samples from mice, have been able to quickly and accurately locate and count the myriad connections between nerve cells in unprecedented detail, as well as to capture and catalog those connections' surprising variety."
    (tags:sci neuro med )
  • newnoisenet.freeforums.org
    "i dream of a huge platform, not only this blog, and not only by me, where we can all share our love for noise and experimental music. A forum like bolt.org or surreal moviez are for movies (by the way, these are great sites), where you can wake up one morning and find that somebody has share the complete merzbow discography, or the entire wolf eyes gigography. A place where music, whatever its initial print run or success would never be forgotten or lost."
    (tags:net music )
  • Near Future Laboratory – Blog Archive – Hint Fiction ? Short Evocations of Larger Stories
    "I found this story on NPR that I heard this morning on this topic of ?Hint Fiction? ? fictional stories done in 25 words or less ? to be quite intriguing. It?s less because it seems like the evolution of story telling in the era of 140 character Tweets and all that. That angle is quite boring, but it seems that this was not the motivation. These are like compelling little provocations that are small moments suggestive of a larger narrative."
    (tags:writing )
  • BBC News – Antimatter atom trapped for first time, say scientists
    "Researchers at Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, have held 38 antihydrogen atoms in place, each for a fraction of a second."
    (tags:sci )

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