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IBM Deep Thunder
The weather is an ever-changing source of fascination for everyone – no matter which part of the planet you inhabit. The seasons go round, and with these cycles, weather takes on different aspects. You can get the weather report from your TV, radio, smart phone or a myriad of other sources. But, generally, these are localized reports and pertain to traffic conditions, school/business closures and the like. In other words, how the stuff going on outside your door is going to affect you personally.
Deep Thunder is a more complex system - it “focuses on the operational problems that weather can present to businesses in very specific locales—challenges that traditional meteorology doesn’t address.” The roots of this technology date back to 1995, when IBM and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined forces to take on the challenge of targeted forecasting. Read the full story by clicking the picture below:
As our planet continues to evolve, and we seek new ways to be Smarter in all our business decisions and use of the Earth’s resources, Deep Thunder may be a big player for strategists seeking to ensure best outcomes. Are you thinking of going the route of entrepreneurship? Perhaps Deep Thunder will serve to aid you in making choices about whatever project you’re seeking to establish!
Bionics used to be the stuff of fantasy and featured grandly on several U.S. television series. In the world of everyday life, there are a good number of individuals who, for reasons of birth defect, disease or as the result of a (usually) shocking accident do not enjoy ‘freedom’ of motion and sensory perception. Until now, prosthetic replacements for amputated limbs have been limited to those with superlative insurance to cover the cost of these devices. We hope that is about to change…
A company in Argentina – Bioparx Health Technology – has developed a state-of-the-art bionic arm for less than half of what the others cost. Read about their technology here: Smart Prosthetics
And pay a visit to the bioparx company site to see if there’s a place for you to contribute (or be inspired to envision the next generation of their products…). The site is in Spanish, so if you’re bilingual, this may be a great fit for you! BIOPARX.COM
You may also want to pay a visit to Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden where they, too, are working on bionic technologies.
Decades ago, a now-classic episode of the TV program “I Love Lucy” had a hilarious sketch involving Lucy and her best friend, Ethel, hand rolling and packaging chocolates on a conveyer belt. This particular show is still among my favorites – not least because it involved chocolate, of which I am passionately fond!
There have been a lot of advances in assembly-line technology since then. Here’s a look at:
And a very interesting look at the man who ‘started it all’: Reymond Clavel of EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
Robots are handling many of the tasks that used to require human dexterity. Are you part of the advance of the machines? (Although, they probably won’t make you laugh til you cry like Lucy and Ethel did!)