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Lithium levels in drinking water linked to fewer suicides

Mind Hacks

Higher levels of naturally occurring lithium in the water supply are associated with fewer suicides in the local population, reports a study just published in The British Journal of Psychiatry. This leads to the intriguing question of whether lithium should be added to the water supply as a public health measure.

Future Work

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Graphene capacitors have the potential to charge more quickly and store more electricity than conventional batters (good thing, too - the world supply of lithium is limited). I had a brief chat with Georges Corriveau this morning that got me to thinking about the future of work. And this interested me very much. I want to say one word to you.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Would more Influence fix.

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 13 August 2010 Would more Influence fix your self-esteem? Really impressive. Coffin.

Electric cars: Invade Bolivia!

Nine Shift

One of the big secrets, sorta secret anyway, is the fact that lithium supplies are at "peak" unless more discoveries are made. So we have enough lithium for electric cars for ten years, then nothing. AND the biggest location of those lithium supplies is Bolivia. It is the season of electric cars. Here's another reason.

What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?

Beth Kanter

Kami Huyse , Zoetica, points to Lithium , a monitoring and measurement tool. Why is that so hard? The problem is that data everywhere! Camera.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

The Social Customer wants to play and be played Now lets have a look at the tools present for Social CRM: Jive , Lithium and Nimble. Or both.

Figuring @Flickr

Doc Searls

Searched for: lithium . Here’s a hunk of what one set (aka Album) in my Flickr stream looks like: And here are what my stats on Flickr looked like earlier today (or yesterday, since Flickr is on GMT and it’s tomorrow there): I ended up with 32,954 views, with no one of my 49,000+ photos getting more than 56 views.

Psychology in the New York Times Year in Ideas

Mind Hacks

Probably the majority of the articles will be of interest to mind and brain enthusiasts but I particularly enjoyed Literary Alzheimer's, Lithium in the Water Supply, Treating P.T.S.D. I really recommend the 2009 Year in Ideas review from The New York Times as it is packed full of developments in the world of psychology and social science.

The Environment and eBook Readers

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Very little actual silicon, aluminum, copper or lithium actually goes into the devices. That said, we are almost at 'peak lithium' - but the greater culprit here will be, as usual, cars. Responding to Greg Breining: Going green? Good luck. The whole "use of water" statistic is misleading. Take coffee, for example. It won't, not a whit.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. Provide the content.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

Talking to them, and the others there (Vignette & Lithium) has me reflecting more broadly. Lithium was advertising ’successful’ communities, and so I naturally inquired about their approach. I spent yesterday touring the Web 2.0 Mzinga is clearly targeted at the learning space, being integrated with an LMS.

Into the dark

Doc Searls

On the list were not only the obvious “reserves,” such like oil, gas, coal and uranium, but other stuff as well: helium , lithium , platinum, thorium, tungsten , neodymium, dysprosium, niobium… stuff we use to make stuff that ranges from balloons to hard drives to hybrid car engines. Connectivity = 0. A veneer. Read on.

Three Mantras

Andy McAfee

To build and manage its customer support community Verizon turned to startup Lithium Technologies, which came out of an online gaming world where people interact constantly with each other and assiduously build their reputations over time. These individuals would not be vetted in advance about their knowledge or skill bases. link]. Thanks.

2010-06-11 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Radio National Breakfast reports on new research finding out a crucial piece in the puzzle of how lithium can treat Alzheimer's and bipolar disorder Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: A new study finds that superstitions improve performance by increasing confidence. Personally, I blame Donkey Kong.

2009-05-22 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Psychiatrist bemoans the ignorance about the benefits of lithium treatment among junior doctors in The New York Times. Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Neuroanthropology has a great article on identity formation and internet booze show-offs. A neat bit of online anthropology. To the bunkers!

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Talking to them, and the others there (Vignette & Lithium) has me reflecting more broadly. Coming back after a week of being mostly disconnected I'm woefully behind on email and even more so on my reading. Luckily, I have a short cut to seeing the stuff that is generating interest across most of the top eLearning bloggers. ah, what bliss! Apple: Consumer Unfriendly

Steven Berlin Johnson

He was convinced that it was primarily a design issue; indeed, he thinks Apple is using a lithium polymer battery in the iPhone, which can be stretched into different shapes — and thus can be tucked into an extremely thin space. Why indeed? I certainly would happily make that tradeoff. Whats so hard to understand? its a sucky experience.