Wyly Wade

Month: July 2013

Iodization Effect On IQ

I have always wondered why our salt was iodized. So the introduction of iodine into salt was due the fact that Iodine deficiency is one of the leading causes of preventable mental handicap. In the US we started requiring salt to be Iodized in 1924. A recent study looked at the long term effects this…

Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things

Every enterprise will be affected by the Internet of Things (IoT), the growing phenomenon by which not only people, but also “things” — vehicles, commercial and industrial equipment, medical devices, remote sensors in natural environments — are linked to networks that are connected to the internet. Expect the impact on your business to be profound. Just as…

Video cameras reduce use of force by police by 60%

During a 12 month trial of police wearing video cameras in Rialto, CA the use of force dropped by 60% and complaints against officers dropped by 88% William A. Farrar, the police chief in Rialto, Calif., has been investigating whether officers’ use of video cameras can bring measurable benefits to relations between the police and civilians.…

3D printing copy/paste=yes now undo

Something it took the iPhone and Android years to figure out is the importance to copy and paste along with the ability to undo a change. NSTRMNT team led by Brian Harms, a Masters student at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, has created a 3D printing process called suspended disposition that gets around gravity by printing…

Innovation in the BRICS and homegrown models for rural healthcare

A great analysis of the innovation in health programs that are really disruptive to the status quo. In the midst of growing concerns around the state of rural healthcare, let’s not lose sight of innovative models and best practices, here in South Africa and across the BRICS group of countries. This is according to Dr Unati Nemuhuyuni, head…

Oculus FPV – First Flight — Intuitive Aerial

Oculus Rift merged to a drone — yeah this could end bad. While most of these have done a good job of immersing users in virtual environments, the latest project from Intuitive Aerial could provide a unique perspective on the real world. The project, called Oculus Rift FPV, allows a pilot to control a UAV while wearing the…

$4,500/INR 261,478 cash bond for visitor visas for UK

Britain confirms £3,000 ($4,500/INR 261,478) cash bond for visas for visitors from India, 5 other “high-risk” countries. Khaled Mahmud, owner of a Bangladeshi travel agency in Dhaka that deals with British student visas, said the scheme was racist. “It smacks of a deep-rooted racial attitude,” he told The Associated Press on Monday. http://m.economictimes.com/news/nri/visa-and-immigration/britain-confirms-4350-cash-bond-for-visas-for-visitors-from-india-5-other-countries/articleshow/21457254.cms Related articles Britain Demands…

LinkedIN Inspiration Index

A neat new indexing of a global network within LinkedIN. Inspiration comes from a variety of places even within ones job. On a macro scale I am very inspired by the projects and teams I have worked with; on a micro scale I have my frustrations with things. Data not be formatted correctly, people not…

SME lending data throws up more questions than answers

Britain’s Banks are convinced the key to repairing their relationships with customers is transparent data on their activities. This is a welcome but unusual approach especially in the banking sector which globally has profited from opaque management and limiting access. The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) hopes the data will convince people that its members genuinely…

Nepal sees tiger population go up by 63% since 2009

A survey that was carried out between February and June assessed that an increase in the tiger population in Nepal by 63%.  The results show the number of tigers in Nepal have increased to 198, a rise from 121 in 2009. In particular, the tiger population in the south-western Bardia national park has risen from about…

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