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On the shoulders of giants: how Newton built a lasting legacy

On the shoulders of giants: how Newton built a lasting legacy

Many great innovations build on what has gone before. Isaac Newton acknowledged and developed others’ ideas to leave a lasting impact. On 5 February 1676, Isaac Newton – already regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the age – wrote to his friend and rival Robert Hooke, praising him for his contributions to science: [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on On the shoulders of giants: how Newton built a lasting legacy

How human-centered analytics is driving improvement in healthcare

How human-centered analytics is driving improvement in healthcare

Smart ways to improve patient outcomes: Christopher Mazzei explores how Intermountain Healthcare empowers doctors to make data-informed choices that benefit patients and improve business results The secret to analytics success is not technical prowess, it’s the human element. Fresh data insights only truly matter if you can use them to influence people’s behavior. Many organizations [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on How human-centered analytics is driving improvement in healthcare

Five technologies that could help transform health in the developing world

Five technologies that could help transform health in the developing world

While advanced technology is transforming developed world healthcare, in developing nations well-applied simpler technology can be vital. Here are some innovative ideas that could have a big impact How can we save more lives and treat more illnesses in the world’s poorest and most remote communities? One simple answer is technology. Mobile health solutions are [...]

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MPs: MPs: Fine Firms For Cyber Security Failures

MPs: MPs: Fine Firms For Cyber Security Failures

Companies should be fined if they fail to guard against cyber attacks, MPs have recommended in the wake of last year’s TalkTalk hack. The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry made a number of recommendations, but stopped short of suggesting that criminal proceedings should apply to employees who fail to protect people’s data. The [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on MPs: MPs: Fine Firms For Cyber Security Failures

Tesla Offers £1.91bn To Buy SolarCity

Tesla Offers £1.91bn To Buy SolarCity

Tesla Motors has made a bid to acquire SolarCity – a US company that designs, finances and installs solar power systems – in an attempt to boost its clean energy business. The electric car maker’s offer is estimated to be worth about $2.8bn (£1.91bn), sending the company’s shares soaring. Shares in Tesla dropped more than [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Tesla Offers £1.91bn To Buy SolarCity

Why The ‘God Particle’ Would Survive Brexit

Why The ‘God Particle’ Would Survive Brexit

What would happen to the UK’s science and technology industries if the country votes to leave the EU? :: Scientific Funding Scientists in the UK received €8.8bn (£6.8bn) in research funding from the EU from 2007-2013, according to the Royal Society – more than the €5.4bn (£4.1bn) we contributed over the same period. If the [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Why The ‘God Particle’ Would Survive Brexit

Paranoid, Mark? Zuckerberg Puts Tape Over Webcam

Paranoid, Mark? Zuckerberg Puts Tape Over Webcam

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg puts tape over his laptop’s webcam and microphone jack – a move typically used to thwart potential snooping hackers. He shared a photo of himself celebrating the success of Facebook-owned Instagram, which now has 500 million users. But people quickly noticed that the MacBook sitting on his desk in the background [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Paranoid, Mark? Zuckerberg Puts Tape Over Webcam

Peake Would Return To ISS ‘In A Heartbeat’

Peake Would Return To ISS ‘In A Heartbeat’

British astronaut Tim Peake has said he would return to the International Space Station (ISS) “in a heartbeat”. Speaking at the European Space Agency in Cologne, three days after returning to Earth, he added: “I can say that happily because I’ve already spoken to my wife about it and she’s extremely supportive.” But he said [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Peake Would Return To ISS ‘In A Heartbeat’

OSIRIS-REx is about to go collect (and return) samples from an asteroid

OSIRIS-REx is about to go collect (and return) samples from an asteroid

Sometimes, it’s the big missions that are the most impressive — your moon landings and your ISS construction projects. But these days, the big space projects that define the push toward a future in space tend to be iterative. They work step by step toward the day when we can assemble them all into the [...]

June 1, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on OSIRIS-REx is about to go collect (and return) samples from an asteroid

Upcoming Very Bad Idea #992: Using VR in the courtroom

Upcoming Very Bad Idea #992: Using VR in the courtroom

Virtual reality is about to make its way into all sorts of places where it doesn’t belong, from the bathroom to the bedroom — and now to the courtroom. Industry knows no restraint unless it is imposed through the will of consumers, and in the case of the evidence-analysis industry, their consumers are our elected [...]

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Nvidia’s new GTX 1070 freezes out Fury, trashes Titan X

Nvidia’s new GTX 1070 freezes out Fury, trashes Titan X

When Nvidia launched the GTX 1080 earlier this month, it established its new Pascal-derived GPUs as leaders in the top of the market. Now, as expected, the GTX 1070 has dropped, piledriving both Nvidia’s previous cards and every top-end GPU AMD has to offer. First, let’s hit the technical specifications. The GTX 1070 packs 1,920 [...]

June 1, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Nvidia’s new GTX 1070 freezes out Fury, trashes Titan X

Splish splash! What if your phone takes a bath?

Splish splash! What if your phone takes a bath?

It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining. You’re barbecuing by the pool or at the beach. Maybe you’ve had a beer or two. Everyone jumps in the water to cool off. You do too. But wait! Your brand-new iPhone is still in your pocket. D’oh! A boozy Memorial Day weekend could lead [...]

May 30, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Splish splash! What if your phone takes a bath?