WebMD Drugs & Medications - Medical information on prescription drugs, vitamins and over-the-counter medicines IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. AJF ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2016 ARTIST AWARD Mill Valley, California, USA--Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the five finalists for its 2016 Artist Award. The finalists will exhibit their work with Sofia Björkman, from Platina, during the international art jewelry fair Schmuck, in Munich, Germany, from February 24 through March 1, 2016. The five finalists for AJF's 2016 Artist Award are: Lynn Batchelder, Carina Shoshtary, Seth Papac, Aric Verrastro, and Timothy Veske-McMahon. Finalist Credentials, Artist Statement Excerpts, and Juror Statements
Virtual Documentaries Try to Re-create Real-Life Drama Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR in March 2014 for $4 billion brought a resurgence of interest in virtual reality to the mainstream, almost 30 years after the technology first entered the public consciousness. And while Oculus VR’s initial focus has been on video games, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has described the hardware as “the next major computing platform that will come after mobile.” Nonny de la Peña agrees with that assertion. The veteran journalist, a former correspondent for Newsweek and regular contributor to the New York Times, has spent the past seven years trying to prove that VR will change journalism. Her efforts demonstrate that virtual reality can offer a novel, compelling way to communicate and inform—but they also reveal some of the challenges involved in re-creating real events in a simulated environment.
Big-Bang Disruption By now any well-read executive knows the basic playbook for saving a business from disruptive innovation. Nearly two decades of management research, beginning with Joseph L. Bower and Clayton M. Christensen’s 1995 HBR article, “Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave,” have taught businesses to be on the lookout for upstarts that offer cheap substitutes to their products, capture new, low-end customers, and then gradually move upmarket to pick off higher-end customers, too. When these disrupters appear, we’ve learned, it’s time to act quickly—either acquiring them or incubating a competing business that embraces their new technology.
New Firefox Add-On Detects Firesheep, Protects You on Open Networks If you're concerned about using open Wi-Fi networks because of Firesheep, the highly popular new hacking tool, you should check out BlackSheep, a Firefox add-on that makes surfing on open networks safe once again. Firesheep came onto the scene not too long ago. It's a bit of code that allows just about anyone to access your web accounts via session hijacking. Depth of Field, Angle and Field of View, and Equivalent Lens Calculator - Points in Focus Photography For the supported formats it will calculate the hyperfocal distance, near and far depth of field and total available depth of field for the lens specified. As well as the equivalent lens in one of the other supported formats. Where the equivalent lens produces the same depth of field and perspective. 2011-01-17: I’ve added some features to make computing AF calibration data easier. The first is the AF Test Dist button that sets the focus distance to the minimum recommended AF test distance of 50 times the focal length.
Public – fuseproject In the new landscape of work, technology enables us to work anywhere and interact virtually. Despite this, people continue to work out of the office, because they see the value of face-to-face interaction. Collaboration is a key factor to success, and yet office furniture has not evolved to harness the potential of these interactions. That’s what inspired PUBLIC Office Landscape – our new collection for Herman Miller. PUBLIC transforms every part of the office – including individual desks – into places for collaboration. Visually uniform and modular surfaces, storage, and seating can be configured into a broad range of settings that encourage fluid transitions between collaborative and focused work, and elegantly fill any office space. Le labo médias de l'école de journalisme de Sciences Po Crédit: Flickr/CC/jakerust W.I.P. demande à des invités de donner leur point de vue. Ici, Michael Shapiro, professeur à l’Ecole de journalisme de Columbia, à New York, qui vient d’écrire un livre intitulé “Tales from the great disruption”, fait le point sur la “valeur” des informations à l’heure des paywalls.
Six Thinking Hats Online - Interactive Tutorial by Dr. Edward de Bono A Six Thinking Hats Online Introduction from Edward de Bono . . . Six Thinking Hats, created by Edward de Bono, is used by hundreds of thousands of professionals in business and government to bring structure and discipline to group dynamics, allowing individuals and teams to accomplish more in less time. The purpose of the Six Thinking Hats Online is simple. This 45-60 minute interactive tutorial introduces Team Members to Six Thinking Hats, allowing them to quickly become valuable participants when using the framework. Although Six Thinking Hats Online is not a replacement for live training, it does accomplish a very important objective; it assures that Six Thinking Hats is introduced consistently throughout your entire organization.