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Submission + - Blueseed startup ship of dreams has hundreds knocking at its door (blueseed.co)

dandv writes: "From VentureBeat, http://venturebeat.com/2012/05/06/blueseed-startup-ship/, The Register, Huffington Post, Globe and Mail and others today:

Blueseed is a Silicon Valley company that plans on launching a cruise ship 30 minutes from the coast of California, housing startup entrepreneurs from around the world. These startuppers won't need to bother with US visas, because the ship will be in international waters. They'll have to pay tax to whatever country they're incorporated in, though. So far, 146 startups said they'd like to come to the ship — http://bit.ly/BlueseedStartupSurvey1"

Government

Submission + - New bill makes it open season for Feds to get and use personal info (cio.com)

Curseyoukhan writes: "The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) says feds can ask ISPs and others for any info they want, with no restrictions on its using that data. It was written by the co-chairs of the House Intelligence Committee and already has 105 cosponsors and support from a lot of big corporations. Definitely worse than SOPA."
Science

Submission + - Scientists Solving the Mystery of Human Consciousness (scienceworldreport.com)

fishmike writes: "Awakening from anesthesia is often associated with an initial phase of delirious struggle before the full restoration of awareness and orientation to one's surroundings. Scientists now know why this may occur: primitive consciousness emerges first. Using brain imaging techniques in healthy volunteers, a team of scientists led by Adjunct Professor Harry Scheinin, M.D. from the University of Turku, Turku, Finland in collaboration with investigators from the University of California, Irvine, USA, have now imaged the process of returning consciousness after general anesthesia. The emergence of consciousness was found to be associated with activations of deep, primitive brain structures rather than the evolutionary younger neocortex."

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