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The Smart Posture Sensor

The Smart Posture Sensor

Jaspersoft 5.0 Enables Business Intelligence with HTML5 Posted November 14, 2012 By Sean Michael KernerFeedback Data analysis visualization gets a boost in Jaspersoft's updated business intelligence platform release. Open source business intelligence vendor Jaspersoft is updating its commercial platform with a new release. The Jaspersoft 5.0 release goes beyond the new interactivity options the company introduced in the 4.7 release that debuted in July. "We have replaced our charting engine with an HTML5 charting engine," Mike Boyarski, Jaspersoft's director of Product Marketing , told EnterpriseAppsToday. The charting engine can now deliver interactive views of OLAP data, whereas previous versions offered only static views. Beefed up In-Memory Analytics The Jaspersoft 5.0 platform can enable users to connect to multiple data sources at the same time. The new release also improves on the in-memory capabilities of the platform. Boyarski stressed that a terabyte of results is a massive data set that would be triggered from a large data query.

Fitbit Mission - Surya Namaskar - Sun Salutation Surya Namaskar or the Sun Salutation is a most complete series of postures. It is a very good exercise which takes only a few minutes to do and serves as a warm up routine before the practice of yoga asanas. It is one of the best home exercises requiring little space, only eight by three feet. These 12 exercises are 1 round of surya namaskar. A healthy person requires a minimum practice of 12 or 16 rounds of surya namaskar each day. Surya namaskar's sequence of postures is most scientific as it completes the circuit within the body.

Blog, CartoDB 2.0 featuring MapBox Streets Most CartoDB maps are based on two layers, the data layer, and the base map. CartoDB produces the data layer and lets you choose a third party base map. In CartoDB 1.0 only Google Maps were available for the base layer, however, in 2.0 our default base map now comes from MapBox. So why’d we choose to go with MapBox? OpenStreetMapMapBox makes beautiful maps based on OpenStreetMap data. MapBox StreetsTheir service for base maps offers many possibilities to customize the way the maps look, and they look great, seriously, these guys know how to make beautiful base maps. Use of Leaflet or any other Open Source libraryWhen using Google Maps you get the data and the library together, and you cannot separate them. We like to support Open Source and a great teamMapBox is very similar to us. So why not Google Maps? Making an excellent base map is really expensive, from data acquisition to delivery technology, it’s not an easy task. You may ask, why didn’t we make one global base map ourselves?

Withings - Smart products and apps - Homepage Research Links High Sex Drive To High IQ, But Brainiacs Still Have Less Sex Than Everyone Else New research by sex toy retailer Lovehoney found a correlation between high sexual libido and elevated intelligence, but a high sex drive doesn't necessarily mean that super smart people are having more romps in the bedroom. In fact, research suggests just the opposite. An analysis based on sales figures from Lovehoney found that students from top UK universities spend more on sex toys than others. The Telegraph reports that Lovehoney's sales and website visits indicate a "heightened interest in sex amongst students in the Russell Group of elite universities." In short, the retailer found that students with a high IQ may also have higher-than-normal sex drives. That assertion is completely plausible...but there is also an alternative explanation. It's possible that students with high IQs aren't having much sex, resorting to sex toys as a means of achieving sexual gratification. Science has yet to prove any of these things to be true.

An innovation will attach patients' electronic medical record to the foot of their hospital bed Public release date: 3-Dec-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Ana Herreraoic@uc3m.es Carlos III University of Madrid This press release is available in Spanish. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) present tremendous potential in the field of healthcare, according to the researchers. "ICTs are going to contribute to a change in focus in aid and health services," comments Jesús Espinosa, CEO of IonIDE Telematics. In this project, IonIDE is trying to attach the EMR to the foot of the patient's bed. "We have developed a speech recognition system that allows the IonPAD to be controlled by voice, in addition to a voice synthesis system that allows individuals with a visual handicap to understand what is shown on the screen," explains Luis Puente, of the SOFTLAB research group at UC3M and the Centro Español de Subtitulado y Audiodescripción (CESyA- Spanish Center for Subtitling and Audiodescription), which operates in the University's Science Park.

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How Sex Affects Intelligence, and Vice Versa - Dan Hurley New research says sexual activity can grow brain cells. Keeping them may be another matter. Forget mindfulness meditation, computerized working-memory training, and learning a musical instrument; all methods recently shown by scientists to increase intelligence. Researchers in Maryland and South Korea recently found that sexual activity in mice and rats improves mental performance and increases neurogenesis (the production of new neurons) in the hippocampus, where long-term memories are formed. In April, a team from the University of Maryland reported that middle-aged rats permitted to engage in sex showed signs of improved cognitive function and hippocampal function. So growing brain cells through sex does appear to have some basis in scientific fact. Whether or not porn "addiction" literally damages the brain, even brief viewing of pornographic images does interfere with people’s “working memory”—the ability to mentally juggle and pay attention to multiple items.

Six of this Year's Most Riveting Maps Every year, there seems to be a handful of maps that fascinate the masses and fire up the social media platforms. Listed here are some of the more fascinating maps and GIS data visualizations that caught the public’s attention this year. Wind Map Pulling near real time surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database, this dynamic wind map is incredibly calming to view. A visit to the Wind Map site as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast: Wind Map Captures Hurricane Sandy. United States of Starbucks The intense proliferation of retail outlets like McDonalds and Starbucks also lends itself to data visualizations. Historical Hurricane Paths John Nelson of IDV Solutions mapped out historic hurricane and tropical storm paths. Map of hurricanes and tropical storms since 1851. Population Density Map Derek Watkins, whose stream nomenclature map went viral last year, produced another intriguing map earlier this year showing a sliding scale population density of the world.

50 Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle that take 10 Minutes or Less What is a Healthy Lifestyle? According to a study by Michigan State University, a healthy lifestyle is defined by four basic criteria: Not smoking Holding weight down Eating right Exercising Of the 153,000 respondents, only 3% participated in all four of what are termed healthy lifestyle characteristics. “We have millions of people now going through adult life leading unhealthy lifestyles and a medical system that can treat illnesses and keep you alive longer than ever before,” said Mathew Reeves, a Michigan State University epidemiologist. “If we don’t turn this around, the costs to society are going to be crippling.” What can be done to help people change? Everyone talks about achieving it, but most people have plenty of excuses as to why they can’t, won’t, or don’t want to change their current status. Yes Dorothy, excuses are real and they are contagious. Time and health always seem to be at odds with each other. What can you do in 10 minutes or less? Here are some ideas.

IAMAT Blog: How To Travel Comfortably With A Chronic Lung Condition Guest post by Faith Franz of The Mesothelioma Center. Making these arrangements can be time consuming, but with foresight, patience and diligence, patients with chronic lung conditions can ensure a smooth and easy travel experience. The following tips can help streamline the process. General Tips Get your doctor's approval. Brain scans link concern for justice with reason,...

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