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US Plans To Privatise International Space Station, Reveals Document

US Plans To Privatise International Space Station, Reveals Document

The US has spent nearly $100 billion to build and operate the International Space Station. HIGHLIGHTS Trump plans to stop funding of International Space Station after 2024 Trump administration wants ISS to be an orbiting real estate venture NASA currently studying if life of ISS can be extended to 2028 and beyond The Trump administration [...]

February 12, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on US Plans To Privatise International Space Station, Reveals Document

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Many find questions asked of them during checkups to be intrusive and in some cases, doctors themselves are uncomfortable talking about sexual health Health care on their own terms, rather than having to visit a doctor’s office (Representational Image) We’re taught to feel shame around our sexuality from a young age, as our bodies develop [...]

January 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Apple’s $120 Million Patent Award From Samsung Upheld by US Supreme Court

Apple’s $120 Million Patent Award From Samsung Upheld by US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to step back into the years-long feud over patents between the world’s top smartphone makers, declining to hear Samsung’s appeal of a lower court ruling that reinstated a jury award of about $120 million (roughly Rs. 776 crores) in favour of Apple. The justices left in place a 2016 ruling by the US [...]

December 16, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Apple’s $120 Million Patent Award From Samsung Upheld by US Supreme Court

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book The Salt Fix that the World Health Organisation and the US and UK advisory bodies [...]

August 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Google Unintentionally Highlights Torrent Sites in the US

Google Unintentionally Highlights Torrent Sites in the US

Google is reportedly highlighting the ‘best torrent sites’ in US search results. Several media outlets have reported that the search giant is returning a ‘Popular on the Web’ carousel of torrent sites as a result for the query ‘best torrent sites’ and even just ‘torrent sites’. The highlighting is thought to be accidental, as Google has in [...]

July 11, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google Unintentionally Highlights Torrent Sites in the US

Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Tech companies and Internet providers are poised for another dramatic showdown as the head of the Federal Communications Commission revealed a plan Wednesday for rolling back his predecessor’s rules mandating a free and open Internet. The proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai marks the first step toward undoing a key decision of the Obama era, [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

“‘Potent’ new molecule in frog slime may give us new way to beat flu epidemics, say boffins,” The Sun reports. Researchers looked at secretions from the skin of a south Indian frog called Hydrophylax bahuvistara. They found it contained a peptide (a short chain of amino acids) which could kill certain flu viruses in the [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

South China Sea: US carrier group begins ‘routine’ patrols

South China Sea: US carrier group begins ‘routine’ patrols

US aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson has started what it calls “routine operations” in the South China Sea, with a fleet of supporting warships. The deployment comes days after China’s foreign ministry warned Washington against challenging Beijing’s sovereignty in the region. China claims several contested shoals, islets and reefs in the area. It has [...]

February 19, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on South China Sea: US carrier group begins ‘routine’ patrols

Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Sixty years ago, the Dick Tracy comic strip featured a walkie-talkie watch that Detective Tracy used to communicate with his colleagues. It was an uncanny anticipation of our smartphones and watches. The 1960s Jetsons television show predicted Skype, flat-screen TVs, smart watches and personal aircraft. Even though cartoons foresaw some things, technological progress has far [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

What A 2017 SEC Filing Can Tell Us About America’s Real Estate Presidency

What A 2017 SEC Filing Can Tell Us About America’s Real Estate Presidency

As America’s real estate president begins his term of office, it is, perhaps, fitting that the top loan in one of the year’s first CMBS deals turns out to be for a building that’s closely connected to the president’s son-in-law and fellow real estate developer, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner. And not just any building, [...]

January 30, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on What A 2017 SEC Filing Can Tell Us About America’s Real Estate Presidency

Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

President Donald Trump’s chief strategist has described US mainstream media as “the opposition party”, saying it should “keep its mouth shut”. Stephen Bannon also told the New York Times that news organisations had been “humiliated” by their failure to anticipate Mr Trump’s election victory. Media outlets have clashed with the White House over the number [...]

January 27, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

The Obama administration has recently delivered a “very tough” message to Pakistan asking it to dismantle safe havens of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e- Mohammed and Haqqani network operating from its soil, outgoing US envoy to New Delhi Richard Verma said today. Holding that India faces a “daunting challenge” from these Pakistan-based terror groups and hailing New Delhi’s [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US