Reza F

94 Added | 12 Magazines | 28 Likes | 25 Following | 6 Followers | @mrfirouz | World recognized expert in science and technology strategy and innovation. One of the most influential figures in Iran-US relations.

Iranians take to streets in biggest protest since crushed 2009 demonstrations

Trump tweets warning to Tehran not to crack down on freedom of speech<p>Iranians took to the streets for a third day of anti-government protests in what appeared to be the biggest domestic political challenge to Tehran’s leaders since the 2009 Green movement was crushed by security forces.<p>US president …

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

Climate Change

Microsoft might be rethinking how users interact with Cortana

Cortana might be getting a makeover. Two separate reports today from <i>Thurrott</i> and <i>Windows Central</i> mention the possibility of a changed UI for Cortana that’ll make it more conversational. Generally, both stories allude to the idea that Microsoft is trying to make it easier to both discover and …

What Is Blockchain? IBM Launches Service For Enterprise Businesses

IBM announced Monday the launch of IBM Blockchain, a commercial service that will provide enterprise companies the ability to build their own …

IBM invented a way to store data on a single atom

Electronics get faster, smaller, and (hopefully) more reliable as time passes, but the march towards the miniature only has one logical place to end, …

Rare Earth

How to Design a Lake House

Cabin fervor<p>After snatching up a narrow piece of land on Lake Chelan, Washington—but knowing they couldn’t yet afford to build—Seattleites Aaron and …

Broadcom’s Internet of Things platform gains HomeKit support

HomeKit just gained a powerful new partner: Communication firm Broadcom announced yesterday that its WICED (“Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices”) software now offers full support with Apple’s connected-accessory framework.<p>WICED is the first software development kit to meet …

Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation

A new form of disruptive innovation has emerged that changes the rules, and presents enormous risks and huge opportunities.<p>In the accepted model of disruptive innovation, inferior, low-cost new products gain a foothold, gradually improve in quality, and over years or even decades, disrupt existing …

New isn't on its way. We're applying it right now.

BMW moves ahead of competitors<br>with automotive's first immersive,<br>augmented reality app<p>Smart processes bring<br>smart new digital services<br>for Schneider …

Twitter Will Onboard Users With “Instant Timeline”, Inject Top Tweets From “While You Were Away”

Twitter has 500 million logged out users it’s trying to squeeze value out of, but now it has a plan to fix its growth problem, which is really a new user retention problem. Today on its marathon 7-hour Analyst’s Day conference call it previewed sweeping product changes, new revenue streams, and a …

Nexus 6 Review: A Big, Beautiful, Cumbersome Beast

I wanted to love the Nexus 6.<p>I’ve been using a Nexus 5 as my phone of choice since the very day it was announced. It’s the phone that pulled me over from the iOS camp for keeps, after so many dozens of other Android handsets I’d tested failed to do so with any permanence. It’s the phone I …

Barriers To Telemedicine Slowly Crumble

A few courageous providers and insurers are seeing the value of treating patients in cyberspace. We need more risk takers.<p>Looks like you've hit your …

Business Technology

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Soon, Everything Will Be A Charger

Wireless charging is taking over the world<p>The number of connected devices will exceed the world’s population—more than seven billion—by the end of this year, according to recent Cisco research. But even though they make our lives easier, gadgets come with something pretty unattractive: an …

Global Life Expectancy Up By 6 Years Since 1990

The largest gains in life expectancy have come in developing countries.<p>The average girl born in 2012 can expect to live to the age of 72; the average boy to 68, according to statistics released today (May 15) by the World Health Organization. People just about everywhere are living longer, and the …

Panasonic Will Try Again To Popularize Hospital Robots

Hospitals are surprisingly "robot friendly" places. Now you know.<p>When hospital doctors don't have a certain drug on hand but need it, somebody may have to go down to the pharmacy to fetch it, a waste of time for increasingly overburdened doctors and medical staff. That's just one example of where a …

The Top Patent-Holders In The U.S. [Infographic]

In 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued 277,835 patents for inventions—the most issued in a single year. What else was notable about 2013?<p>_This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of _Popular Science.

The Art and Science of Getting Content Shared on Social Media

When excellent content fails to attract the readership it deserves, likely there were lapses in marketing efforts either before and after it was published. There is no guaranteed way to send your content viral but a few, reliable techniques boost the odds your posts receive well-deserved attention …

Wireless blood test implant can detect heart attacks early, researchers say

Scientists in Switzerland have developed what they say is the smallest medical implant with multiple sensors ever created, a 14-millimeter long chip that can measure molecules in the bloodstream of a live organism and transmit the results wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet app. They claim the …

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Eric Topol To Be AT&T's Chief Medical Advisor

AT&T announced today that it had appointed cardiologist Eric Topol as its Chief Medical Advisor. The company said he will “impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T’s healthcare IT solutions, connecting the healthcare ecosystem to enhance health outcomes and care delivery processes for …

MobiHealthNews

GE Healthcare has partnered with Nvidia to fast-track artificial intelligence adoption in healthcare and with Intel to boost digital imaging.

Prediction: Global mobile health market to hit $21.5B in 2018

The mobile health market is expected to grow to $21.5 billion by 2018 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54.9 percent, according to a new …

Virtual Health Care Will Revolutionize The Industry, If We Let It

Connectivity has created many new care options in the healthcare industry, including virtual health kiosks and portals, remote consultations, and electronic personal health records. These telehealth options will continue to increase in availability in the near term, and insurers, under pressure to …

What If Doctors Could Finally Prescribe Behavior Change?

<i>This guest article is by Sean Duffy, CEO and Co-Founder, Omada Health</i><p>Three out of four Americans will die of a disease that could be avoided—if only they could re-route their unhealthy habits. A new category of medicine, digital therapeutics, wants to change the course of these conditions — and of …

Our health is in our hands

<i>This article was taken from the May 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …