Don’t freak out, but scientists think octopuses ‘might be aliens’ after DNA study

“Not to send you into a meltdown or anything but octopuses are basically ‘aliens’ – according to scientists. Researchers have found a new map of the octopus genetic code that is so strange that it could be actually be an “alien”…. ” (go to link)
 
Link:  home.bt.com/news/science-news/dont-freak-out-but-scientists-think-octopuses-might-be-aliens-after-dna-study-11363997587287#.VdCTAn6pM5A.twitter
 

The Beginning of the End of the TV Industrial Complex?

“After years of insisting otherwise, investors seem to have decided that the pay TV business is in decline. Last week, triggered by an admission of weakness from Disney and ESPN, Wall Street pounded all of the big media companies, wiping out more than $50 billion in value…. ” (go to link)
 
Link:  recode.net/2015/08/10/the-beginning-of-the-end-of-the-tv-industrial-complex/
 

Warner Bros., Hasbro Announce ‘Dungeon & Dragons’ Film Franchise

“Hollywood is again rolling its 12-sided dice and taking a chance on translating the popular “Dungeons & Dragons” role-playing game into a movie. Warner Bros. and toy maker Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures said Monday that they are working with Sweetpea Entertainment Inc…. ” (go to link)
 
Link:  www.wsj.com/articles/BL-SEB-90275
 

Non-invasive spinal cord stimulation gets paralyzed legs moving voluntarily again

“Five men with complete motor paralysis have regained the ability to move their legs voluntarily and produce step-like movements after being treated with a non-invasive form of spinal cord stimulation…. ” (go to link)
 
Link:  www.gizmag.com/non-invasive-spinal-cord-stimulation-restores-movement-paralysis/38719/
 

The Most Epic Mega Bridge To Connect America With Russia

“Back of March, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a plan for a massive highway connecting Russia’s easternmost border with Alaska’s westernmost border. The dream of a mega highway connecting London and New York could soon be a reality…. ” (go to link)
 
Link:  www.sijutech.com/2015/08/most-epic-mega-bridge-to-connect-america-with-russia/
 

Happy Birthday Copyright Bombshell: New Evidence Warner Music Previously Hid Shows Song Is Public Domain

“Last minute evidence that completely turns a legal case on its head doesn’t come about all that often — despite what you see in Hollywood movies and TV shows. The discovery process in a lawsuit generally reveals most of the evidence revealed to everyone pretty early on. And yet…… ” (go to link)
 
Link:  www.techdirt.com/articles/20150727/16042931768/happy-birthday-copyright-bombshell-new-evidence-warner-music-previously-hid-shows-song-is-public-domain.shtml
 

Stephen Hawking and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner kick off new search for E.T.

“Russian high-tech billionaire Yuri Milner teamed up with the world’s most famous scientist, British physicist Stephen Hawking, to announce a new $100 million effort to detect signals from alien civilizations…. ” (go to link)
 
Link:  www.geekwire.com/2015/stephen-hawking-and-russian-tycoon-yuri-milner-kick-off-new-search-for-e-t/
 

For fourth time in history, space station crew forced to hide from space junk

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“A small piece of an old Russian weather satellite forced the crew of the International Space Station to take cover in an escape vehicle for a short time Thursday.Officials at NASA Mission Control in Houston calculated that the fragment of space junk would pass close to the space station at 7:01 a.m…. ” (go to link)
 
Link:  www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-iss-space-station-space-junk-20150716-story.html
 

Has the FAA found a way to protect private property rights on the moon?

“When the Outer Space Treaty which, among other things, forbade claims of national sovereignty on other worlds was signed and ratified by the United States in 1967, little thought was given to the idea of private property rights…. ” (go to link)
 
Link:  www.examiner.com/article/has-the-faa-found-a-way-to-protect-private-property-rights-on-the-moon
 

An Imaginary Town Becomes Real, Then Not. True Story

“This is the story of a totally made-up place that suddenly became real — and then, strangely, undid itself and became a fantasy again. Imagine Pinocchio becoming a real boy and then going back to being a puppet. That’s what happened here — but this is a true story…. ” (go to link)
 
Link:  www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/03/18/290236647/an-imaginary-town-becomes-real-then-not-true-story
 

What we give away when we log on to a public Wi-Fi network

“In his backpack, Wouter Slotboom, 34, carries around a small black device, slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, with an antenna on it. I meet Wouter by chance at a random café in the center of Amsterdam. It is a sunny day and almost all the tables are occupied…. ” (go to link)
 
Link:  decorrespondent.nl/1101/What-we-give-away-when-we-log-on-to-a-public-Wi-Fi-network/31040493-53737dba
 

The Next Billion Dollar Sports League Could Be Giant Robots That Fight To The Death

“Perched on a balcony of the Javits Center, where New York Comic Con was held over the weekend, a 15-foot-tall, seven-ton steel behemoth greeted costumed attendees as they rode up the escalator. Two engineers scaled the support structure and disappeared into the copper-colored body…. ” (read more)
 
Link:  www.businessinsider.com/megabots-at-new-york-comic-con-2014-10