In case you were wondering…
Also, would make for a very interesting exam question…
Answer by Mahek Mody:
Let's start with a slight detour – There is a very famous (& I think very
cool) physics fact about pole vault. When a pole vaulter jumps a high bar,
her Center of Gravity (CG) need not go as high as the bar she needs to clear.
In other words, at the top of the jump the pole vaulter needs to go over the
bar and not her CG. To achieve this the pole vaulter arches her back forwards
or backwards to be in a situation where the body is clear of the bar but the
CG passes under for the most optimal jump. The idea being that Newton's laws
only dictate the trajectories of the CG and not the entire body.
Lynn's miraculous falling back within the boundary rope is something similar.
After the little stumble he has just before he makes his jump, he has his
eyes on the ball. Asse... (more)
Another coverage of the Health 2.0 conference that I attended
Originally posted on Best Engaging Communities:
James Matthews, a good friend and entrepreneur invited me to attend the
Health 2.0 Conference for entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals today
and speak about Health Tech investments. About 80 to 100 folks were in
attendance, featuring about 30 entrepreneurs, 25 investors and the others
were from Pharma companies, Hospitals and diagnostics chains.
Our panel featured an entrepreneur (Poonacha), a healthcare product company
(GE) VP (Partha) and Ravi from Zanec.
Attended the Health 2.0 conference in Bangalore over 7 & 8 February that had
some very thought provoking sessions on the way technology is shaping the way
forward for the healthcare industry. Also did a live coverage of the event
on twitter (ab_aditya) in form of public notes. Here’s a summary:
- The industry is focusing on preventive care driven by advances in
technology, particularly cloud, mobile devices, sensors & genomics
- A lot of useful technology already exists and the industry needs to
integrate these to create meaningful solutions through collaboration among
the various... (more)
Apple Death Knell Counter – The Mac Observer
Taking a trip down the Apple doomsayer memory lane. The pieces from the
pre-iPhone era make for particularly interesting reading including naysayers
for Apple Stores and the crowd favourite Macs. Also, note the dozen times Rob
Enderle has been quoted over the years – not a quitter for sure.
Incidentally, the first quote (at the very bottom) comes from Steve Jobs
himself, way back in 1995.
tags: apple death
Some of the highlights:
Google will probably run the most popular online store, but there will be
thousands. This will happen qui... (more)
One diabetic’s take on Google’s Smart Contact Lenses — Tech News and
A different take on the problem & solution
tags: lenses google healthcare
why would they ignore the fact that as a diabetes patient, it
is generally recommended that I not wear contact lenses. Yes, I understand
that there are many different opinions about this, but it is generally
thought of as smart to not wear contact lenses, as they always carry the risk
of increased complications for diabetics. And on top of that if you have say,
astigmatism (like I do), then contacts are less of an option. Diabet... (more)