Wyly Wade

Month: October 2013

Dad 3D prints a $10 prosthetic for his boy

If you did not think 3D printing, adaptive manufacturing, was going to change everything a special effects artist and father is proof that it is going to be incredibly disruptive.  A father built a prosthetic hand for his 12-year-old son using a 3-D printer. He was able to build a a $20000 prosthetic hand for around…

I-R-C-H AAS Infrastructure, Research, Crimeware and Hacking as a Service

If you have not heard of any of these it is not surprising but they are beginning to effect everyones daily lives. All of these have been purchasable in the past but never at the scale that is being exposed today. The advent of the cloud and the proliferation of the internet around the world has…

The ‘smartest’ city = Santander, Spain

An old port city on Spain’s Atlantic coast has emerged as a prototype for high-tech smart cities worldwide. Blanketed with sensors, it’s changing the way of life for its residents. Santander is a picturesque coastal city – the sound of waves, crashing on the seawall, provides a gentle backdrop to daily life. Aside from the occasional ferry from…

Incredible Beach on the Cimarron River in Oklahoma

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Racial segregation of South Africa

Adrian Frith has done a really nice job looking at the racial segregation of South Africa. It is interesting to see the distribution across the country. It is also interesting to note that the Indian or Asian population is spread through out the county and not concentrated in a few locations. I also find it interesting…

3D printing the “umbilical cord” for disaster relief

3D printing might not be in the mainstream limelight quite yet, but it’s clear that it has a definite future. To date, we’ve seen people design complex objects such as a music record and an exoskeleton, and simple things like a cup, a gear, or practice abstract art. Even in poor countries, provided with important…

Interactive world map of temperature, solar incidence, terrain, population and others.

Users of the SolarGIS global database will already be familiar with the solar planning database which GeoModel Solar says has been described by the University of Geneva as „the most accurate solar resource database available on the market“. In addition to featuring the SolarGIS global database at Intersolar Europe 2013, GeoModel Solar will also be unveiling two updated online tools…

3D printing regardless of scale — New from MIT Alums

Rising designers and MIT alums Marcelo Coelho and Skyler Tibbits introduce hyper form, a way to print objects regardless of scale. 3-D printing has become the rallying cause for a rising generation of designers, engineers, and architects. There seems to be few limits to what the technology can do or what range of products it can spawn,…

HIV destroys itself – Researchers at Drexel Medical

Pinning down an effective way to combat the spread of the human immuno-deficiency virus, the viral precursor to AIDS, has long been challenge task for scientists and physicians, because the virus is an elusive one that mutates frequently and, as a result, quickly becomes immune to medication. A team of Drexel University researchers is trying to get one step…

Power surges cripple the NSA data center

The National Security Agency’s $2 billion mega data center is going up in flames. Technical glitches have sparked fiery explosions within the NSA’s newest and largest data storage facility in Utah, destroying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment, and delaying the facility’s opening by one year. And no one seems to know how to fix it.…

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