Is the end of Social Security numbers at hand? – MarketWatch

“If a key unlocks lots of doors, the risks associated with it are really different from if a key unlocks one door”

via Is the end of Social Security numbers at hand? – MarketWatch.

How America Pays Taxes—in 10 Not-Entirely-Depressing Charts – The Atlantic

How America Pays Taxes—in 10 Not-Entirely-Depressing Charts – Derek Thompson – The Atlantic.

The First Emoticon May Have Appeared in … 1648 – The Atlantic

.. a smiley face in a poem from 1648:

Tumble me down, and I will sit
Upon my ruins, (smiling yet:)

via The First Emoticon May Have Appeared in … 1648 – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic.

Renewable Energy Myths 5: If China Drove An Electric Car Off A Cliff… – Forbes

Chinese economic boom is basically the same as what the US, Europe and Japan experienced, moving low-productivity agricultural laborers into high productivity manufacturing jobs.

via Renewable Energy Myths 5: If China Drove An Electric Car Off A Cliff… – Forbes.

Telecom Italia’s fibre optic network in 54 cities | Advanced Television

.. the goal is to cover over 50 per cent of the population by 2016, in order to arrive to around 12.4 million connected homes.

via Telecom Italia’s fibre optic network in 54 cities | Advanced Television.

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

“We could be underestimating the number of species for which climate change has negative impacts because those effects are masked by other forces”

via Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts.

Are Smartphones The Future Of Thermal Imaging?

FLIR have been able to develop this because of the general higher demand for thermal imaging cameras

— for instance, FLIR thermal imaging cameras have been integrated as a safety feature offered on BMWs

(to enable a night vision mode road to help reduce accidents in darkness and low visibility conditions).

via Are Smartphones The Future Of Thermal Imaging?.

Police: Drone Hindered Medical Chopper

The hobbyist was flying the $4,000 drone over a crash scene to shoot photos and video.

via Police: Drone Hindered Medical Chopper.

Zebra Buying Motorola Business For $3.45B

The acquisition would broaden the bar-code company’s logistics capabilities and create or expand its footprint in more than 100 countries.

via Zebra Buying Motorola Business For $3.45B.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations – Yahoo News

The Pulitzers are given out each year by Columbia University on the recommendation of a board of distinguished journalists and others.

via Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations – Yahoo News.