German Car Makers Partner with Telecoms to Fast Track 5G Technology

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5G Technology

A retired anesthesiologist, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman received his MD from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTMSH). A consultant in pain management, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman is an avid fan of Porsche amateur racing and automotive technology. As an owner of both Porsche and Audi automobiles, he follows the latest improvements. He is a participant at the Circuit Of The Americas LeMans Porscheplatz race in Austin every year.

Three of Germany’s largest car makers, Audi, BMW, and Daimler, teamed up with telecommunications companies, including Ericsson, Qualcomm, Huawei, Nokia, and Intel, to accelerate the development of 5G wireless communication technology. The successor of 4G LTE, 5G technology is vital to supporting the in-car connectivity infrastructure of self-driving cars.

The alliance of Germany’s premium car makers will develop and promote communications solutions while promoting a common standard for the implementation of in-car connectivity infrastructure. The group has also committed to working hand in hand to accelerate the rolling out of 5G technology.

5G technology will be able to support critical safer-driving communications better, handle a more data, connect to more devices, reduce latency, and increase reliability. Such advancements will bring more opportunities to both the automotive and communications industry.

Though 5G technology is currently being developed, it could be available in 2017, with mass market mobile upgrades expected in 2020.


The Historical Uses of the Trumpet

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A retired anesthesiologist, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School Houston, where he received the Outstanding Student in OB/Gyn award. During his free time, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman enjoys playing the trumpet.

The trumpet is a historically significant instrument, one that played a very important role in almost all civilizations that have ever existed. Metal trumpets first appeared around 1500 BC, and have been found in important archaeological sites, such as the grave of King Tut in Egypt.

However, the earliest incarnations of the trumpet weren’t used in the same way it is used today – that is, to make music. As noted by historians in major religious writings and other historical sources, the trumpet was typically used for military and religious purposes. For example, medieval trumpeters were important parts of military units and were highly guarded, as they played an important role in relaying orders across large distances. While this function does not exist in modern military units, military trumpeters still exist today, in part as a tribute to the instrument’s use in the past.

Endangered Bird Species – The Bald Eagle

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Bald Eagle

Dr. Benjamin Wiseman is a retired anesthesiologist and pain management specialist with 25 years of experience. A member of the Waco, Texas, chapter of the Audubon Society, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman takes part in McLennan County’s yearly bird population count.

For more than 100 years, the Audubon Society has pursued its mission to “conserve and restore natural ecosystems” for birds and other wildlife. The organization’s website offers a list of more than 70 types of birds identified as “priority,” 18 of which belong to a watchlist of significantly endangered species.

One such bird is the well-known bald eagle, the elegant national emblem of the United States. Earlier in the 1900s, the bald eagle’s numbers declined drastically, and though its population has been improving since the 1970s, the birds are still classified as endangered.

Bald eagles often do not reproduce until their third or fourth year, at which time they may choose a lifetime mate. The couple builds their nest high in a tree, on a cliff side, or on the ground in less-populated regions such as northern islands. Some eagles will maintain the same nest over the years, ever increasing its size with additional sticks and twigs.

Female bald eagles lay two eggs on average, which are warmed and protected by both parents throughout the 36-day incubation period. Once the eggs have hatched, the eaglets are guarded around the clock by mother or father for a couple of weeks and finally learn to fly at about three months old.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

A retired anesthesiologist who holds a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman recently served as the medical director at the North Mississippi Medical Center’s Pain Management Center and at Tupelo Anesthesia Group Pain Services. Outside of the professional arena, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman is a participant in Porsche 9911 amateur racing across the US and an aficionado of German automotive technology.

The Porsche company manufactures four different racing cars for the general consumer – the 911 RSR, the 911 GT3 R, the 911 GT3 Cup, and the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The most recent addition to the official Porsche motorsports program, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport made its debut in 2015.

For the first nine years of its existence, the Cayman had absolutely nothing to do with Porsche racing, but this changed with the rollout of the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The first Cayman with a roll cage, fade-resistant brakes, a serious racing seat, and Schroth six-point racing seat belts, the GT4 Clubsport features a 6-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung transmission with optimized shift application and a 385-horsepower engine.

Chronic Pain – A Basic Introduction

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Chronic Pain

Anesthesiologist and pain control specialist Dr. Benjamin Wiseman stands out as retired medical director of the Pain Management Center and Tupelo Anesthesia Group Pain Services at North Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Benjamin Wiseman now serves as a consultant to pain management clinics.

Defined generally as any pain that lasts for an extended period of time, chronic pain affects approximately 100 million people across the United States. The most common time frame for a chronic pain diagnosis is six months, though some physicians may diagnose the condition as early as 12 weeks from onset of pain. Chronic pain may stem from a wide variety of root causes and may present with a number of different kinds of pain. The patient’s description the pain proves essential in developing a treatment plan.

In treating a patient with chronic pain, a physician first takes a pain history that includes onset of pain and defines its frequency, quality, and duration. Once the pain is defined, the patient and his or her health-care team determine appropriate interventions. These may include medication as well as procedures such as nerve blocks, electrical stimulation, or surgery. Many patients also find that alternative therapies, such as meditation and acupuncture, can be helpful in controlling the mental and physical distress that accompanies chronic pain.