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Google prepara su propia plataforma de monitorización de salud: Google Fit
13 de junio de 2014 | 10:22 CET
Así lo afirma Forbes en un artículo en el que citan a "múltiples fuentes con datos sobre los planes de la compañía", y en el que indican que Google Fit es el próximo gran servicio de la empresa con sede en Mountain View.
El lanzamiento de esta nueva plataforma para monitorización de nuestra actividad física y nuestra salud se produciría en Google I/O, la conferencia para desarrolladores que tendrá lugar los próximos 25 y 26 de junio en San Francisco.
Este proyecto tendría el mismo objetivo que la reciente plataforma HealthKit lanzada por Apple como parte del SDK de iOS 8, y para impulsar este tipo de soluciones Google podría anunciar junto a Google Fit la alianza con diversos fabricantes de dispositivos wearable que podrán agregar datos de forma transparente a este servicio.
No se sabe si el servicio formará parte integral de Android o se tratará de un servicio con una aplicación independiente para Android -¿y quizás para iOS?-, pero lo cierto es que en Google I/O hay varias sesiones programadas que parecen ser perfectas para dar más detalles sobre esta iniciativa.
Este teórico nuevo servicio de Google debería ir muy de la mano de Android Wear, la plataforma para dispositivos integrados en la ropa y complementos que se espera que muy pronto podamos ver en los primeros relojes inteligentes de fabricantes como Motorola con su prometedor Moto 360. La conjunción de ambas soluciones pondría en el mapa a Google en un segmento cada vez más interesante... y quetambién genera dudas con respecto a esa recolección de datos masiva sobre nuestra salud y actividad física.
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A graph database is essentially a collection of nodes and edges. Each node represents an entity (such as a person or business) and each edge represents a connection or relationship between two nodes. Every node in a graph database is defined by a unique identifier, a set of outgoing edges and/or incoming edges and a set of properties expressed as key/value pairs. Each edge is defined by a unique identifier, a starting-place and/or ending-place node and a set of properties. The mantra of graph database enthusiasts is "If you can whiteboardit, you can graph it."
Graph databases are well-suited for analyzing interconnections, which is why there has been a lot of interest in using graph databases to mine data from social media. Graph databases are also useful for working with data in business disciplines that involve complex relationships and dynamic schema, such as supply chain management, identifying the source of an IP telephony issue and creating "customers who bought this also looked at..." recommendations.
The concept behind graphing a database is often credited to 18th century mathematician Leonhard Euler.
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Graphene Armor Would Be Light, Flexible and Far Stronger Than Steel
Who needs science fiction? Nature is a wealth of imaginative plot twists. Take carbon. Carbon is common. It’s the fourth most abundant element in the universe. And yet, carbon is also exceptional.
It’s the elemental keystone of terrestrial life. It stores and releases enough energy to power industrial revolutions. And flakes of the stuff, first peeled off graphite with scotch tape, might one day repel bullets and shield spacecraft.
Experimenting with the one-atom-thick sheets of carbon known as graphene, Researchers at Rice University recently wrote the material’s properties make it exceptionally good at dissipating the energy of incoming projectiles.
Prior research had firmly established graphene’s tensile strength—its ability to stretch without breaking—but no one had measured its ability to absorb an impact. As it turns out, according to Rice materials scientist, Edwin Thomas, because graphene is stiff, strong and elastic it is very, very good at spreading out kinetic energy.
The lab fired microscopic “bullets” at 3 kilometers per second—faster than bullets fired from an AK-47—into graphene sheets of varying thickness and captured the impacts on high-speed camera to see how well they absorbed the energy.
“The game in protection is getting the stress to distribute over a large area,” Thomas said. “It’s a race. If the cone can move out at an appreciable velocity compared with the velocity of the projectile, the stress isn’t localized beneath the projectile.”
Illustration of petal pattern left in graphene by a microbullet (inserted to show scale).
Analysis of the impacts showed the graphene behaved like a stretchy membrane, rapidly spreading the impact across the target’s surface. Though the bullets penetrated the graphene, the pattern and size of the hole yielded key clues to how the material absorbed the energy.
The researchers found the rate graphene distributed the impact was faster than any other known material. And although graphene is one of the lightest materials in existence, Thomas said they showed, per unit of weight, it is on average 10 times better than steel at taking a hit.
Future applications might include lightweight bulletproof materials for the military or law enforcement or graphene-skinned spacecraft that are better prepared to deal with micrometeor impacts in space.
The group is working with NASA and the military to show their results can have practical macroscale uses.
Graphene’s ability to resist impacts is the latest in a long string of intriguing characteristics and potential functions. Other properties include supercapacitance, high conductivity, flexibility, transparence, and low-weight strength.
At present, the material in its purest form is still confined to the lab and remains too costly to find significant commercial use. However, researchers are working on a variety of production techniques. Alongside the Human Brain Project, the EU is dedicating a billion euros to graphene research over the next decade. Some believe prices will decline significantly.
If that happens, proposed technologies include lightning-quick graphene computer chips, fast-charging, environmentally friendly batteries, flexible and transparent touch displays, invisibility cloaks, effectivewater filters for desalination—and yes, perhaps even lightweight shielding to repel the stray bullet on Earth or micro-meteor on a trip to Mars.
Image Credit: Rice University
In the context of the World Wide Web, a gravesite is either:
2) A Web site that, in the eyes of marketers, has failed to get sufficient traffic to be interesting to advertisers or other revenue providers, possibly by not finding an audience niche or building an audience community, or by failing to find a distribution partner such as America Online, Yahoo, or Netscape.
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The Green Grid
Part of the Data centers glossary:
The Green Grid is a nonprofit consortium whose mission is to become "the global authority on resource efficiency in information technology and data centers."
According to The Green Grid website, the organization provides a forum for IT directors, facilities managers andC-level executives to come together and discuss different options for improving resource efficiency. Findings and recommendations from these forums are published on a regular basis. Metrics created and endorsed by The Green Grid include:
This was last updated in July 2013
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Group think (also spelled groupthink) is a phenomenon that occurs when group's need for consensus supercedes the judgment of individual group members.
Group think (also spelled groupthink) is a phenomenon that occurs when group's need for consensus supercedes the judgment of individual group members. Group think often occurs when there is a time constraint and individuals put aside personal doubts so a project can move forward or when one member of the group dominates the decision-making process.
In a group think scenario, consensus is often derived by social pressures or by work flow processes that cannot accommodate change. Group thinking, which carries a negative connotation, can be contrasted with collaboration, a scenario in which individual group members are encouraged to be creative, speak out and weigh many options before arriving at a consensus.
In acceding to group think, group members often choose not to explore alternative solutions as part of the decision-making process, either because it is easier not to go with the flow or because they do not want to be perceived as troublemakers and lose status within the group. As such, group think can blind individuals from considering future consequences, warnings and risks that result from their choices.
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Guide to Retirement Income
Guide to Retirement Income
by Fisher Investments
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