In this edition, the top news starts with:  A professor out of Taiwan has proposed a new form of calculus that could lead to a single master algorithm…. One algorithm to rule them, one algorithm to find them, one algorithm to bring them all and, in the darkness, bind them…  this, of course, sounds just special and not scary at all and will be, of course, super safe… (more…)

In this edition, the top news starts with: Physicists have discovered a new type of superconductor.  IF you don’t know what one is, please return your geek card as your membership has been revoked… that said, the new type works fundamentally different than any other known type. Given our lack of having worked through the types or variations using this technique, it is unclear, but possible, we might create the magic room temperature superconductors we so dream of… (more…)

In this edition, the top news starts with:

In a move to help people not have to remember passwords, the plan is to support an even worse problem by having to struggle with two-factor authentication.  So, no password; but, you have to have a phone and a computer or slate with you and have to solve some “is human” problem and any number of other torturous things that are totally better than remembering a password… (more…)

In this special edition:  The rare earth elements have been in the news lately and we thought it would be good to discuss the background and current state of affairs in this matter, given the worldwide importance of these minerals in modern technology.

This might also give you context as to why this is included in the computational model of the Singularity Index or S.I..   (more…)