Foresight Links for Jun 13, 6:00 am

// June 13th, 2011 // Digests, Foresight

  • How Smoking Suppresses Appetite, Randall Parker @ FuturePundit:
    Smoking really does suppress appetite and some researchers at Yale and Baylor College of Medicine have narrowed down the appetite suppression mechanism to a particular class of neural receptors in the hypothalamus. This discovery opens up a target for …
  • Focus On A Chase Cuts Mental Notice Of Side Events, Randall Parker @ FuturePundit:
    Boston police officer Kenny Conley, convicted of perjury for claiming he did not see a beating as he ran past after another suspect (who was the correct suspect btw), likely was telling the honest truth. Researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Union College staged similar incidents to test …
  • Lower Cost Nanodevices, Randall Parker @ FuturePundit:
    Getting closer to a medical tricorder. A simple technique for stamping patterns invisible to the human eye onto a special class of nanomaterials provides a new, cost-effective way to produce novel devices in areas ranging from drug delivery to solar ce…
  • DARPA Wants Living Foundries Biological Factories, Randall Parker @ FuturePundit:
    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA_ is looking to fund the development of scalable bio-factories where cells or materials normally found in cells will make assorted products. A recent call for research by the Pentagon’s mad scien…
  • China Surpasses US In Energy Consumption, Randall Parker @ FuturePundit:
    BP’s 2011 Statistical Review of World Energy is out and the biggest news: China has become the biggest world energy consumer. BP, in its 60th annual Statistical Review of World Energy, said China accounted for 20.3 per cent of demand, compared with the…