Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Then and Now ...
The Sharks of Nevada

244 million years ago, monsters ruled the seas where Nevada now sits
MSNBC - January 7, 2013

A fossil skeleton found in central Nevada's desert years ago has been identified as belonging to a 30-foot-long sea monster that ruled beneath the waves 244 million years ago. The ferociousness of the creature's teeth suggests that it was at the top of the food chain at the time - and that the time frame for its rise to the top was incredibly quick. The ichthyosaur has been dubbed Thalattoarchon saurophagis (from the Greek for "lizard-eating sovereign of the sea"), and it must have entered its reign just a few million years after one of Earths' biggest die-offs, known as the Permian-Triassic extinction event.

Still wish I was there ...

January 8 - 11, 2013

Consumer Electronics Show

CES Website

CES Google News

CES 2013: Smart Fork Tracks Your Eating Habits   Discovery - January 7, 2013

CES preview: TVs, tablets to be major focus   PhysOrg - January 7, 2013

CES unveils big TVs with 'ultrahigh definition'   PhysOrg - January 7, 2013

Live at CES: Day 2   Wired - January 7, 2013

CES 2013, GPS for the Soul and the Digital Health Revolution   Huffington Post - January 7, 2013

Greetings from Las Vegas, where I've landed in the midst of a perfect storm. This year's CES has the potential to be one of the most transformative ever, and that's because of a significant change in attitude about what role technology can, and should, be playing in our lives. That's the foundation of this perfect storm, the main elements of which are new and disruptive technology, our dysfunctional health care system and the growing desire people have to take control of their own health and well being.