Wyly Wade

Month: August 2013

Deadly Cyberattacks Highlight the Need for a Cybersecurity Upgrade

It was Aug. 17, 2009 — just over four years ago. The location was Siberia, at the sixth largest hydro-dam in the world. It’s a place called Sayano-Shushenskaya. The tips of the turbine that the witness saw spinning moved at near-supersonic speed, generating 475 megawatts of power. That’s enough electricity to light up a city of more…

African Startup Converts Waste Into Clean Fuel

A joint Zambian and Swedish venture is looking to curb deforestation by introducing a new type of cookstove, which runs solely on clean fuel, into Zambian households. Zambia cuts down hundreds of thousands of wooded acres every year, as one of the most aggressive sites of deforestation in the world. According to a recent report, Zambia loses between…

3D Printing “DRM” Aims to Stop Next-Gen Pirates

A startup called Authentise wants to skip the file-sharing Napster era and go straight to the legal, commercial streaming services. It developed a technology that works like a Spotify for “physibles”—a newly coined term for 3D-printed objects,MIT’s Technology Review reported via Motherboard. http://torrentfreak.com/3d-printing-drm-aims-to-stop-next-gen-pirates-130827/ Related articles And it Begins: 3D Printing and the New Age of DRM New 3D printing DRM…

Tesla loves Norway?

Norway loves electric; free tolls, tax breaks, free parking and many free super electric charging stations are making Norway the land of electric cars. Tesla Motors on August 30th introduced its supercharger network of electric car chargers in Norway. Norway has one of the highest electric car ownership rates (relative to its population size) in the world.…

Scientists create human ‘mini-brain’; Autism we are gunning for you

We live in such an amazing time. The concept of growing mini-brains out of stem cells sounds like something out of science fiction to most and might raise the question of “Why” to others. This advancement of being able to create cerebral organdies is a huge step in not only understanding the complexity of the…

Controlling contagion by restricting mobility in a bioterrorist attack or an epidemic

Responding to an epidemic or bioterrorist attack with moderate travel restrictions could effectively control contagion in densely populated areas, according to a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology study compared contagion rates in two scenarios, one with travel restrictions and one without the restrictions. Previous research showed…

Smartphone-based kit makes eye tests cheap and portable

A smartphone app to diagnose cataracts and other eye-related problems in people in developing countries is undergoing testing. The Portable Eye Examination Kit or Peek includes an app-based diagnosis tool and clip-on hardware to examine cataracts and retina problems, the London School of Hygiene and Tropic Medicine says on its website. About 285 million people are visually impaired…

Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at Lawrence Livermore’

Fusion science, which seeks to recreate the energy of the stars for use on Earth, has long been the holy grail of energy researchers. The discipline has its skeptics, but officials at Livermore Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are confident that commercially viable fusion power plants will be possible within the next few decades. Ever since it was founded…

Priority Based Budgeting and the Start-Up Revolution!

The US high tech startup revolution is really spread across the country.  It’s no surprise that, based on a recent report from the Kauffman Foundation (Tech Starts: High Technology Business Formation and Job Creation in the United States), the top three metro areas across the US with the greatest density of high-tech start-ups are also successful Priority…

Small business lending key to 6.5m new jobs in region each year

Considered the lifeblood of most economies, SMEs account for nearly 90 per cent of companies in the UAE and provide about 85 per cent of private-sector employment. The growing youth population means 270 million jobs are needed in the Mena region by 2050, estimates the IFC. To meet the target, 6.5 million jobs need to be created every…

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