Marcus Aurelius: 20 Years Late, US Military Focuses on Drugs

Slow learners. US Military Expands Its Drug War In Latin America Martha Mendoza, Associated Press The crew members aboard the USS Underwood could see through their night goggles what was happening on the fleeing go-fast boat: Someone was dumping bales. When the Navy guided-missile frigate later dropped anchor in Panamanian waters on that sunny August …

Sepp Hasslberger: Another Good Local Energy Solution

Using Thermodynamics & 100-Year-Old Technology To Break The $20 Per MWh Barrier The week long power outage here in New Jersey, after hurricane Sandy, made me realize that we need simple, scalable, cheap, and locally produced power. Removing all distractions and giving an engineer of German lineage a week to think on a problem often gets the problem …

Patrick Meier: Truth in the Age of Social Media: A Social Computing and Big Data Challenge

Truth in the Age of Social Media: A Social Computing and Big Data Challenge I have been writing and blogging about “information forensics” for a while now and thus relished Nieman Report’s must-read study on “Truth in the Age of Social Media.” My applied research has specifically been on the use of social media to support …

John Robb: Resilient Curiosity, Cities Under Seige

LINKS: August, 31 2011 Some items of interest: Biocurious is a biohackerspace opening in Sunnyvale. Local software, hardware, and bio labs that connect to a global, R&D effort via online networks. A neighborhood location where professionals (formally educated) and amateurs (in the best sense of the word) can work together on building new things and …

Ruckus Wireless Leading Mesh Wireless Market

Ruckus Garnered 41 Percent of the 2010 Worldwide Market for Wi-Fi Mesh Node Shipments to Service Providers in New Dell’Oro Wireless Report SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ruckus Wireless™, an innovator of advanced Smart Wi-Fi technology and one of the fastest growing suppliers of advanced wireless products, today announced that in 2010 it …