It sounds like science fiction: a device that can reconnect a paralyzed person’s brain to his or her body. But that’s exactly what the experimental NeuroLife system does. Developed by Battelle and Ohio State University,

NeuroLife uses a brain implant, an algorithm and an electrode sleeve to give paralysis patients back control of their limbs. For Ian Burkhart, NeuroLife’s first test subject, the implications could be life-changing.

Andy is at the inaugural Atlanta Azure Data Fest and, while talking to organizer Stu Ainsworth, a who’s who of Atlanta SQL community folks, including former guest Julie Smith, drop by and say hello. Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv

He also bumped into former guest, Joel Cochran. Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv

 

How can blockchain technology help improve the supply chain?

All physical products must take a journey from the factory to the consumer and this journey is called the supply chain. Unfortunately, the path to the consumer isn’t straightforward, there are sometimes dozens of intermediaries involved in this process.

That includes quality assurance, drivers, procurement officers, etc. Blockchain acts as an immutable store of data, and removes the need for one or more third parties. It can help save both businesses and consumers time and money in this case. In this video Siraj Raval demonstrates a solidity app that tracks asset, talk about a real world example called SyncFab, and discuss the different ways blockchain can affect the supply chain.

Code for this video: https://github.com/syncfab/smartcontract

Gaurav Malhotra joins Scott Hanselman to discuss Azure Data Factory (ADF) integration with Azure Monitor, which enables you to route your data factory metrics to Operations and Management Suite (OMS). Get the Azure Data Factory Analytics OMS service pack from the Azure marketplace.

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Time is something we all experience and wish we had more of. But what exactly is time?

From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Carlo Rovelli brings together physics, philosophy and art to unravel the mystery of time.