Science, Technology & Weaponry News Round-Up: threats to the internet, next-gen weapons, and more

UN: Next world war may take place in cyberspace – Raw Story 10/6/09

DARPA, Microsoft, Lockheed team up to reinvent Internet – Prison Planet 10/17/09

Bill would give president emergency control of Internet – CNet 8/28/09

FLASHBACK – NSA Had Access Built into Microsoft Windows – National Expositer 10/6/09

The RFID Conspiracy – Can All Americans Really Be ‘Tagged’? – Pandemic Flu Online 10/9/09

US ‘bunker buster’ bomb to be ready soon: Pentagon – Raw Story 10/8/09

MIT grad shows CDC mind-behavior control duping doctors and public to buy vaccine – There Are No Sunglasses 10/11/09

False Memories ‘Written’ on Flies’ Brains – CBC / Cryptogon 10/16/09

Single molecule, one million times smaller than a grain of sand, pictured for first time – Daily Mail, UK via Prison Planet 8/30/09

FBI Building “Multi-Modal Biometrics” Database – Cryptogon 10/13/09

FBI Doing Facial Recognition Scans on DMV Photo Records – Cryptogon 10/13/09

Wired Medicine’s Silent Giant – Forbes 10/9/09

When the FBI Comes Knocking; ABC Reporter Discovers Broad  Terror Net – ABC 10/8/09

Zazi is accused of purchasing the hair products because they contain the chemicals necessary for the homemade bomb recipe the FBI says it found in his computer. At the time of his arrest, officials were convinced Zazi was prepared to set off bombs in several crowded areas throughout the United States. Government prosecutors believed he was “creating weapons of mass destruction.”

Conferees Approve Study of Nuclear Bomb – Washington Post 10/17/09

The first step toward rebuilding one of the nation’s tactical nuclear weapons so it could be put in the stockpile well into the 21st century has been approved by House and Senate conferees.

Scientists design biological robot – Raw Story 8/29/09

Berkeley and DARPA: Cyborg Beetle Piloted by Remote Control – via Cryptogon 9/27/09

Ninety-foot drop can’t stop robot cockroach – CNet 10/16/09

“Spider-Man” Robot Shoots “Webs” – National Geographic 10/6/09

Sun’s Plasma Balls Could Wipe Out Human Civilization – Technology is the Achilles Heel – Natural News 10/11/09

Colonization 101: The Hunt For Moon Water – Miller McCune 10/9/09

No sound in space? Think again – Raw Story 9/3/09

Genome Study Reveals No Genetic Reason For Caste – There Are No Sunglasses 9/25/09

Eugenics-Cloned Humans On The Way – EclippTV 9/9/09

CDC Lead Levels Cause Learning and Social Problems – Natural News 9/23/09

Secret FDA Memos Reveal Concerns About Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) – video, via What Really Happened 9/9/09

Green Robots Destined to Be Our Overlords (Slideshow) – Treehugger 9/24/09

Rogue satellites to be cleared from Earth’s orbit by German robots – Guardian, UK 10/11/09

Big Brother FBI – Global Research 10/8/09

Data-Mining Programs Resurrect “Total Information Awareness”

Backbone of Complex Networks of Corporations: The Flow of Control – Cryptogon 8/31/09

Via: Inside Science

A recent analysis of the 2007 financial markets of 48 countries has revealed that the world’s finances are in the hands of just a few mutual funds, banks, and corporations. This is the first clear picture of the global concentration of financial power, and point out the worldwide financial system’s vulnerability as it stood on the brink of the current economic crisis.

A pair of physicists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich did a physics-based analysis of the world economy as it looked in early 2007. Stefano Battiston and James Glattfelder extracted the information from the tangled yarn that links 24,877 stocks and 106,141 shareholding entities in 48 countries, revealing what they called the “backbone” of each country’s financial market. These backbones represented the owners of 80 percent of a country’s market capital, yet consisted of remarkably few shareholders.

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