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Ideas that will shake you: Building Back Better

Ideas that will shake you: Building Back Better

In a recent addition of Fast Company magazine, there is a great article on the future of office life and offices in general. They, like many, assume that work, as we used to experience it, will not return. However, there will still be offices and we will use them, but perhaps not all of us, [...]

February 10, 2022 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Ideas that will shake you: Building Back Better

IIT-Madras Researchers Develop Motion Planning Algorithms That Can Think Like Humans

IIT-Madras Researchers Develop Motion Planning Algorithms That Can Think Like Humans

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras have developed a class of fast and efficient “motion planning” algorithms which can think like human beings and enable autonomous aerial, ground or surface vehicles to navigate obstacle-cluttered environments. According to the team, the algorithms have been developed on a novel notion of ‘Generalised Shape Expansion’ [...]

December 22, 2021 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on IIT-Madras Researchers Develop Motion Planning Algorithms That Can Think Like Humans

Four Acronyms That Spell Technology Disruption

Four Acronyms That Spell Technology Disruption

Rethink what business you’re actually in. GETTY How much of a difference does technology make as companies attempt to compete in a digital economy? Domino’s, the pizza chain, employs more IT people than other types of employees, and digital now represents almost two-third of orders. Signify, formerly called Philips Lighting, now concentrates on delivering data-driven [...]

January 25, 2020 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Four Acronyms That Spell Technology Disruption

Facebook buys startup working on technology that lets you control computers with your mind

Facebook buys startup working on technology that lets you control computers with your mind

Facebook said Monday it’s acquiring CTRL-labs, a neurotechnology startup, as part of efforts to develop a wristband for controlling smartphones, computers and other digital devices without having to touch a screen or keyboard. The moonshot project underscores the world’s largest social network’s efforts to transform how we communicate with one another. Facebook first said in 2017 [...]

September 24, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Facebook buys startup working on technology that lets you control computers with your mind

Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

The Indian real estate sector is expected to contribute 13 percent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, according to the ‘Indian Real Estate and Construction: Consolidating for growth’ report by National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) and Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA). In 2017, the realty sector contributed about 6-7 percent [...]

February 5, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

Technology for workplaces that work: Humanyze’s Ben Waber

Technology for workplaces that work: Humanyze’s Ben Waber

Do open offices foster more collaboration, or just more frustration? Should managers encourage employees to telecommute, or is a scattered workforce less cohesive? The conventional wisdom on these issues swings like a pendulum, and for managers the only constant seems to be anxiety that they’re not getting it right. But new technology may offer some [...]

January 25, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Technology for workplaces that work: Humanyze’s Ben Waber

It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

The last five years saw an unprecedented entrepreneurial boom in India with small to mid-scale start-ups proliferating at a dime a dozen rate. However, a new study reveals that not all men and women have benefited equally from this growth spurt which has remained largely male dominated. In a study called ‘Britannia Marie Gold Indian [...]

January 20, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

East Texas is home to art deco treasures that rose from oil riches

East Texas is home to art deco treasures that rose from oil riches

The 1930s was the boom decade of East Texas. On Oct. 3, 1930, the Daisy Bradford 3 oil well near Kilgore came in as a gusher and marked the discovery of the largest oilfield in the United States. Oil wells were drilled as fast as possible and many landowners went from rags to riches. The [...]

January 15, 2019 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on East Texas is home to art deco treasures that rose from oil riches

Five Trade-Related Issues That Will Worry Markets This Winter

Five Trade-Related Issues That Will Worry Markets This Winter

The trade war is a headwind for stocks. With fiscal stimulus expected to wear off this year, companies that are more dependent on China in their supply chain are expected to see tighter profit margins due to tariffs. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Welcome to 2019, the second year of the U.S.-China trade [...]

January 4, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Five Trade-Related Issues That Will Worry Markets This Winter

Scientists develop a new drug that prevents obesity

Scientists develop a new drug that prevents obesity

Obesity brings a lot of other health issues, thus we consider it as harmful. But recently, a new study claimed that obesity can be prevented by consuming the world-first pill which can stop the body from producing fat cells. According to the Deccan Chronicle report, scientists have managed to discover a protein that makes people fat. [...]

August 23, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Scientists develop a new drug that prevents obesity

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors that cause it, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugarlevels. Taking a few steps towards healthy life can make a huge difference. High air pollution levels can cause [...]

July 29, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Researchers Say That Triclosan In Hand Sanitizers Can Cause Colon Problems

Researchers Say That Triclosan In Hand Sanitizers Can Cause Colon Problems

Most consumers believe that toothpaste and hand sanitizers were always safe to use, but a chemical in those products might actually be pretty harmful. The Problem With Too Much Triclosan A new study has revealed that triclosan can cause massive damage to the microbiomes located in the colon. Previously, scientists have known about some potential dangers from [...]

July 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Researchers Say That Triclosan In Hand Sanitizers Can Cause Colon Problems