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Sowmyan Tirumurti
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Nice collection, starting with Maya!
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Trust and risk. . 
David Amerland originally shared to Semantic Search:
 
The Dynamics That Drive Us

Mutual gain is all well and good but behind it there is the perception of an algorithm that suggests that increasingly self-serving behavior within a cooperative environment can result in disproportionate gains that can be made. Cooperation does not necessarily lead to trust between entities, unless there is a real perception of real risk, taken voluntarily. That changes everything. Example: Have you ever played see-saw in the playground? :) . 
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good idea!
Panah Rad originally shared to Gadgets & Inventions:
 
Chair + Step Ladder
http://i.imgur.com/PZud7yW.gifv

Good idea? :)
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Brilliant!  :-)
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Technology to the rescue... 
 
A Great Use of Technology
h/t +Bill Davidsen 
Using technology to save lives, that is something I really love to see.

#technology   #nepalearthquake   #nepalquake   #nepal   #goodbusiness   #treadlightly  
A couple years ago, NASA and DHS unveiled a portable radar unit based on technology used to monitor spacecraft. This radar unit, though, would be used closer to home—to find people burried under rubble. In the first real-world demonstration of its use, the device helped save 4 men trapped under earthquake rubble in Nepal.
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Thank you Sowmyan. I hope you are doing well.

FYI Toby.

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Coursera, my favorite MOOC platform is 3 years old. Great initiative. 
 
It's Coursera’s third birthday! We’re excited for the years ahead to continue our mission in bringing universal access to the worlds best education for our learners.
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Interesting!
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Tribute to John Nash

I heard of Game theory a few decades back. It was always fascinating to hear. Two years ago, I had the opportunity to study the subject through Coursera. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. 

It was sad to hear about John Nash's death today. The day went in learning about his life. I was surprised to understand he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. His brilliance could have resulted in greater contribution to mathematics had he not suffered the delusions. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forbes_Nash,_Jr.

That his death happened to be a result of a road accident as he was returning from Norway after accepting the Abel award is all the more saddening. 

His wife Alicia stands out in her own right. She must have gone through turmoils as she got him admitted to psychiatric treatment. But despite being divorced she stood by him for many decades and cared for him. 

It is a poignant story. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/25/science/john-nash-a-beautiful-mind-subject-and-nobel-winner-dies-at-86.html?_r=0
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Such things should be built in public parks to kindle curiosity in Children. 
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+Sowmyan Tirumurti The sad part is...some idiot (and his equally idiotic friends) would tear it down and destroy it because they each have an IQ of 1.
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What do you think of this?
 
Limestone-producing bacteria mixed with concrete makes self-healing concrete. The bacteria remains intact during mixing and stays dormant in the concrete, only becoming active if the concrete cracks and water gets in.
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This is so cool..you know in the 80s..the Chinese industry sent to America
lots of insufficiently cured concrete...all the stuff in crumbling...is
there a way to retroactively 'heal' concrete in the current infrastructure?

We literally needed it yesterday lol!
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Innovative solution.
Rajini Rao originally shared to Making Sense of Science:
 
Dotting the I 

Colorful bindis are being handed out to tribal women in India by a philanthropic organization. When worn on the forehead, each dot delivers a daily dose of 100-150 micrograms of iodine (chemical symbol: I) which is absorbed by the skin. At least 70 million Indians suffer from iodine deficiency disorders. Sure, oral supplements or iodized salts are more efficient, but the tribal women won't take them. The bindis are a socially more acceptable, and creative, approach to dietary compliance! 

Bad Air: Iodine deficiencies were described by ancient Roman writers and medieval travelers, who would encounter entire villages in the Alps or southern Europe struck by cretinism.  Thought to be due to "bad air" or "stagnant water" in the mountains, we now know that dwarfism, deformed bones and intellectual disability are due to lack of iodine-rich thyroid hormone. Goiter belts characterized the more mildly afflicted inland regions of Europe and N. America, where populations were marked by enlarged thyroids and grossly swollen throats. Along the coast, however, wave action disperses natural iodine salts from sea water into the air, from where it enters our ecosystem. No wonder, sea air was recommended for recuperating invalids. 

The Rise and Fall of I: After the discovery of iodine in 1811, Lugol's solution (mostly potassium iodide, or KI) became the universal panacea of western medicine. Medical students were advised:

If ye don’t know where, what, and why 
Prescribe ye then K and I

But too much of a good thing led to the discovery that excess iodine actually blocked thyroid hormone production (known as Wolff-Chaikoff effect). Today, the Reference Daily Intake or RDI has decreased from 1 gram, to 150 micrograms, which many practitioners believe is too little. Proponents of iodine therapy point out the benefits in preventing breast cancer, skin disorders and more. For a fascinating history of the controversies and facts see the article in the reference. 

REF: http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-diseases/the-great-iodine-debate/

Video: Jeevan Bindi- The Life Saving Dot (1 min long)
https://youtu.be/Sclg_AfGzcE

Photo: Subir Basak 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/subirbasak/

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Add your voice in support of Net neutrality. 
 
சமீபத்தில் இணைய நடுநிலைமை பற்றி இந்தியில் ஒரு குறும்படம் பார்த்தேன். இதை தமிழில் எடுக்குமாறு நட்பு ஊடகங்களில் வேண்டுகோள் விடுத்து இருந்தேன். ஓரிரு நாட்களிலேயே, IIT Mumbai நண்பர்கள் இந்தக் குறும்படத...
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I can't read it...I know..this language belongs to 1/4 of the world's population probably...and I apologize, but I still can't read it...
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Cool Hoverbike!
 
cool clip about a hoverbike - 6 million views.  If everyone had things like this, we would need less roads.  :) Just breathtaking gardens, parks with a thousand flowers, scents, colors, amazing stuff instead of the boring grey roads. The corridors for flying a few feet above ground could be even made of purple grass so everyone knows and they don't just fly anywhere. :)

We need some anti-gravity, stuff that can hover just 2-3 feet above, silently, so that in case one falls, there is no injury. This hoverbike is too noisy for residential areas, but a nice concept. :)   If you want more info, go to the company website http://aerofex.com/. The bike is able to travel at 72 km/h (45 mph) and can hover up to 3.7 meters  (11 feet) off the ground.
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Education
  • Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
    Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), 1964 - 1969
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Precision Engineering, 1974 - 1976
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Introduction
Native of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu, India. 
Currently settled in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. 
Studied at GCT - Coimbatore, and IIT - Madras. 
Worked at ISRO, DCM Data Products, ORG Systems, TVS E, and Honeywell Technology Solutions- Bangalore
Currently a Freelance Consultant, Trainer, and Mentor. 

I have a very wide range of interests. Science, Technologies for online education, Alternate sources of energy, Strategy, Six sigma, Statistics, Systemic thinking, Mathematical modelling, Embedded systems, Manufacturing cost, People development, Supply chain management, Hoshin Kanri, General management, Philosophy, Quotable quotes, Tamil language, Japanese language, and Carnatic Music.  I pursue life long learning. 

At this stage, I am a consumer of information, limited distributor, and a low key contributor. As I am expanding the circles with different interests, I have restricted sharing to the public and switching to re-sharing to specific interest groups.  
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Consultancy and training - Six sigma, Goal setting /Hoshin Kanri, Process Mining, General Management
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  • Freelance Consultant
    2009 - present
  • Indian Space Research Organization
    1969 - 1977
  • DCM Data Products
    1977 - 1978
  • ORG Systems
    1978 - 1987
  • TVS Electronics
    1987 - 2000
  • Honeywell Technology Solutions
    2004 - 2008
  • Wikimedia Chapter
    2012 - 2013
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Bangalore - Chennai - Vadodara - Delhi - Trivandrum - Coimbatore - Hosur
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