Artificial cells, Russian missile test and the tragedy of Rotherham

The future of cities: Smart grids and open source governance
Singapore to calibrate involvement in India’s Smart Cities project – Channel NewsAsia


Artificial cells take their first steps via TUM
Synthetic Biologists Are Engineering Microbes to Make Morphine via Discover
How NASA Plans to Open ‘Air Highways’ for Drones via Motherboard
NASA to send 3D printer into space via Nature
City As Superintelligence via IEET
Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other | Reuters
Self-Driving Cars Face Serious Roadblocks, Experts Say via IEEE Spectrum


Fukushima nuclear disaster: three years on 120,000 evacuees remain uprooted via The Guardian
Russia successfully tests nuclear missile, more planned: navy chief via Reuters
The argument for a hypersonic missile testing ban via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
US Has Lost ‘Dominance In Electromagnetic Spectrum’ via Breaking Defense


Will Congress avoid another government shutdown? via CBS News
Japan GDP contraction revised to deeper than estimated 7.1% via The Japan Times
Date of Russia-Ukraine-EU gas talks still undetermined via ITAR-TASS
Norway Losing Out to Sweden in $6 Billion Wind-Power Boom via Bloomberg
Common genetic variants associated with cognitive performance via PNAS


Liberia’s Ebola problem far worse than imagined, says WHO via AAAS News
Ebola Cases Spiking in West Africa As Death Toll Nears 2,300 via TIME
Ebola Disease Surveillance via HealthMap

ISIS in Iraq and Syria:

Obama to lay out plan to ‘destroy’ Isis threat as Kerry arrives in Baghdad via The Guardian
Why Westerners are driven to join the jihadist fight via New Scientist
The Real Aim of ISIS Is to Replace the Saud Family as the New Emirs of Arabia via Huffington Post


Could Scottish separatism act as a catalyst for change in Spain? via Telegraph
Separatism Trial Set for Chinese Minority Scholar via ABC News
Why Did British Police Ignore Pakistani Gangs Abusing 1,400 Rotherham Children? via Forbes
UK’s ISIS Problem Attributable to ‘Four Decades of State-Sponsored Multiculturalism’ via BreitBart

unmanned-heli-cybaeroCybAero Demos For China’s AVIC
While Embargo Controversy Brews In Sweden via DefenseWorld