Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived.

“You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys, for now) to send messages brain to brain. Watch to the end for an experiment that, as he says, will go to ‘the limit of your imagination.’ ” #TED

http://on.ted.com/t0OsR

Robert Muggah: How to protect fast-growing fragile cities from failing

“Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south — cities like Aleppo, Bamako and Caracas — violence is actually accelerating, fueled by the drug trade, mass unemployment and civil unrest. Security researcher Robert Muggah turns our attention toward these “fragile cities,” super-fast-growing places where infrastructure is weak and government often ineffective. He shows us the four big risks we face, and offers a way to change course.” #TED

http://on.ted.com/g0jPk

Urteil des BGH: Kein Weiterverkauf von gebrauchten E-Books

“Alte Bücher verkauft man auf dem Flohmarkt – und E-Books? Der Bundesgerichtshof hat den Handel jetzt eingeschränkt: Anbieter können die Weitergabe der Dateien verbieten, gleiches gilt für Hörbücher. Ein Fall mit Folgen.”

http://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen/it-medien/urteil-des-bgh-kein-weiterverkauf-von-gebrauchten-e-books/10629952.html

Is Owning Overrated? The Rental Economy Rises

“Things that you can now rent instead of buying: a power drill, a song, a tent, an office for an hour, a Prada handbag, a wedding dress, a painting, a dog, your neighbor’s car, a drone.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/upshot/is-owning-overrated-the-rental-economy-rises.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Architecture, different used by people

“In the center of Caracas, Venezuela, stands the 45-story “Tower of David,” an unfinished, abandoned skyscraper. But about eight years ago, people started moving in. Photographer Iwan Baan shows how people build homes in unlikely places, touring us through the family apartments of Torre David, a city on the water in Nigeria, and an underground village in China. Glorious images celebrate humanity’s ability to survive and make a home — anywhere.”

Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places #TED