Category: SWEAT 3.0

Interview: Sony Announces End of CCD Sensor Production – Allied Vision Technologies

We have been looking at a variety of industrial IR cameras as potential replacements for the Kinect 1.0 in Sow/Reap. The consumer technologies have become so unstable as to make them reliable only for short projects. Longer term projects, those with years long development times, or those that aspire to be enduring once complete, will need material resources that are… Read more →

US watchdog questions billions spent on ending Afghan poppy production | Circa News

A recent news item on Circa follows up on the (in)effectiveness of spending to eradicate poppy agriculture in Aphganistan. Billions spent and growth has expanded. “In past years, surges in opium poppy cultivation have been met by a coordinated response from the U.S. government and coalition partners… The recent record-high level of poppy cultivation calls into question the long-term effectiveness… Read more →

The New Heroin Epidemic – The Atlantic

Special report from The Atlantic: More recently, heroin has taken root here after authorities cracked down on unscrupulous doctors who were overprescribing pain meds, sending addicts searching elsewhere for a similar high. In West Virginia, heroin-overdose deaths have tripled over the past five years, while prescription-painkiller deaths have dipped slightly. There were many contributing factors, not the least of which… Read more →

US heroin overdose deaths more than double in two years | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

keeping an eye on statistics, and potential popular understanding of the metaphor we are using in Sow/Reap: Deaths caused by heroin overdoses more than doubled between 2010 to 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. In a report released Friday, a study conducted in 28 states across the U.S. showed heroin overdoses increasing from 1,779 in 2010 to… Read more →