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In 2004, the United States’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) dangled a $1 million prize for any group that could design an autonomous car that could drive itself through 142 miles of rough terrain from Barstow, California, to Primm, Nevada. Thirteen years later, the Department of Defense announced another award — not for a robot car this time, but for autonomous, robotic doctors. Robots have been found in the operating suite since the 1980s for things like holding a patient’s limbs in place, and later for laparoscopic surgery, in which surgeons can use remote-controlled robot arms to operate on the human body through tiny holes instead of huge cuts. But for the most part these robots have been, in essence, just very fancy versions of the scalpels and forceps surgeons have been using for centuries — incredibly sophisticated, granted, and capable of operating with incredible precision, but still tools in the surgeon’s hands. YOU MAY ... Continue reading →
What are the economic costs of ill-functioning Indian land markets? The news and public policy discussions on land often revolve around land acquisition by governments, like the Tata Nano Singur case or the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act of 2013. But the use of, or lack thereof, eminent domain stems from fundamental problems that make Indian land markets malfunction. Sources of land frictions The sources of malfunctioning or frictions with the land markets are many. Like many South and South-East Asian countries, India’s complicated inheritance system has resulted in small land parcels, with land fragmentation increasing over time. The average landholding size among land zoned for agricultural purposes was 1.1 hectares (2.7 acres) in 2015, down from 2.3 hectares (5.7 acres) in 1971. In addition to small parcels, unclear land titles and slow-moving courts make buying land in India inherently risky. Furthermore, regulations around land rezoning, ... Continue reading →
Future is not certain, it does not follow some specific path but if you dig deep enough into the present and past data, you might have a shot at depicting multiple possibilities for the future. There is no doubt in the fact that the Angular development framework is becoming more robust and the applications made through it chart high performance with the release of every new version. But how is the future of this development technology? We will have a quick peek at a few aspects that are in progress and would soon be a part of the releases of the future versions and are also considered as superior practices to develop angular applications. Some special and futuristic features of Angular 1. Inline critical styles would make Universal applications work faster Loading the external stylesheets is one of those blocking operations where the browser would not start rendering your app until all the referenced CSS is loaded. If you have a render-blocking resource right on the header of ... Continue reading →
Nothing gets a female mosquito going quite like the stench of human BO. The chase can begin from more than 100 feet away, with a plume of breath that wafts carbon dioxide onto the nubby sensory organ atop the insect’s mouth. Her senses snared, she flies person-ward, until her antennae start to buzz with the pungent perfume of skin. Lured closer still, she homes in on her host’s body heat, then touches down on a landing pad of flesh that she can taste with her legs. She punctures her victim with her spear-like stylet and slurps the iron-rich blood within. The entire ritual is intricate and obsessive—and nearly impossible to disrupt. Of more than 3,500 mosquito species that skulk about the planet, fewer than 10 percent (and only the females, at that) enjoy nibbling on humans. But once they’re on the prowl for people, neither rain nor zappers nor citronella candles will deter them. From the tips of their antennae to the bottoms of their little insect feet, these ... Continue reading →
Julie Andrews (L) and Emma Walton Hamilton sign copies of “The Very Fairy Princess Takes The Stage” at Barnes & Noble, May 10, 2011 in New York City. Gary Gershoff/WireImage Gary Gershoff/WireImage Sometime after Victor/Victoria opened on Broadway in 1995, a small, solitary mouse made its way up from the bowels of the Marriott Marquis Theater and into the theater’s wardrobe room. Julie Andrews, then inhabiting both title roles, got the word from her hairdresser, who told her traps were set. The actress reacted to this news with a combination of horror and compassion that one could expect from somebody who owes her Mary Poppins Oscar to the guy who created Mickey Mouse: “Oh, could you please make sure they put down humane traps? If you catch the little mouse, don’t kill it. Take it out somewhere far away so it can have a life in the country.” Andrews sheepishly confesses to this response: “The hairdresser looked at me as if I were mad, then ... Continue reading →
While it’s no secret that some of the most scenic Bollywood movies have been shot in some of the most striking locations around the world, it’s entirely dependent on the cinematography to do justice to their beauty. A backdrop can speak volumes if captured correctly and almost serves as an additional character in the film’s narrative. If you’re looking for some picturesque frames to feed your wanderlust during your binge sessions, we’ve got you covered. From the breathtaking valleys of Kashmir to the sprawling topographies of Europe, we round up a list of the most scenic Bollywood movies that are guaranteed to satiate your urge to travel from the comfort of your couch. Dil Se.. (1998) Set against the backdrop of the Assam Insurgency, this Mani Ratnam classic weaves a love story between two unlikely individuals. A chance encounter with Meghna (Manisha Koirala) at a railway station ignites a relentless infatuation in Amarkant Varma (Shah Rukh Khan). Unable ... Continue reading →
Ending the day with a delicious meal screams comfort, but a messy kitchen and a sink full of dirty dishes can be quick to ruin that. That's why foil packet dinners are so great: They're easy to make, easy when it comes clean-up and they even feel festive because you have your own little packet on your plate. "Foil packet dinners are a great way to cook up a protein, vegetable and starchy carb all at once, so you can have a balanced meal on the table in a short amount of time and with minimal clean-up," says dietitian Hannah Magee, RD. And while you can put just about any meal into foil (just like a sheet-pan dinner or one-pot meal), you'll want to try these winning foil packet recipes stat. "Chicken is a nutritious lean protein choice and potatoes are a starchy vegetable that serve as a carbohydrate source in this meal," says Mia Syn, RD of Nutrition by Mia. "Omit the butter or use additional olive oil instead to replace the ... Continue reading →
Years ago, my friend Carey Wallace hosted a dinner party every Wednesday night in her little Brooklyn apartment that went by a comically simple moniker: Soup. “Are you going to Soup this week?” I’d ask a friend on the weekend. “See you at Soup!” we’d say when we bumped into someone at the grocery store. The plan for every Soup was simple: eat soup. But that wasn’t its purpose—it was to make a new friend, to have a heated conversation about the news, to wash it all down with warm mush. There was always moody lighting, rich flavors, and delightful strangers. It provided something that’s become more elusive since the pandemic began: comfort. Dinner parties offer a simple way to connect with others, and in my new book, Salty, I took a similar joy in imagining being at a dinner party with nine historical women writers, artists, and thinkers. But historically, dinner parties haven’t always been about peace and joy. In fact, ... Continue reading →
Over the last few years, an increasing number of unofficial food holidays have popped up all over the Japanese calendar. Banana Day, Strawberry Day, Curry Day; the list goes on. Each is celebrated with a flurry of online attention and clever marketing tie-ins from restaurants, trade groups, and food companies. But how does a random date become Strawberry Day, for instance? Part of a larger trend known as dajare no hi, or (bad) pun days, most of these celebrations depend on wordplay, to which the Japanese language is particularly well-suited. Take Banana no hi (Banana Day) for example. Broken down, the Japanese pronunciation—ba-na-na—corresponds to the Japanese for eight (ba) and seven (nana). The seventh day of the eighth month, August 7, thus becomes “Banana Day.” Similarly, the Japanese for strawberry—ichigo—corresponds to the number one (ichi) and five (go). Depending on one’s location, Strawberry Day, or ichigo no hi, is marked on either ... Continue reading →
Good strategy has traditionally been seen as the key to business success. More recently, purpose has become an essential element of doing business. But something else is missing: culture, or the essential elements of how an organization and its employees behave, as well as its governing beliefs and principles. And yet, culture often receives less attention than purpose and strategy. The author thinks of purpose, strategy, and culture as a triangle: Each angle connects with and shapes the other two, and if one changes, the other two must evolve and adjust to maintain balance and shape, or the triangle breaks and falls apart. He presents three types of levers companies can use to profoundly shape an effective culture and allow their strategy to come to fruition Early in my career, strategy was seen as the key to business success. More recently, purpose has become an essential element of doing business — the north star and inspiration meant to orient all company activities. ... Continue reading →
Are you the type of person that slathers on lip balm throughout the day, almost as a reflexive habit? The kind who only uses it occasionally, when your lips are cracked into oblivion and close to bleeding? Or the type who avoids it judiciously because you once heard it actually makes chapped lips worse? I am the third, which has led me here today. Is it really true that applying chapstick and other lip balms can cause your lips to become so dependent on those emollients that they “stop moisturizing themselves,” hence starting a vicious cycle of perpetual dryness? The quick answer: Yes, kind of. But it depends. Let’s get into it. Why lips are so susceptible to dryness Lip skin is not robust. As board-certified dermatologist Mary L. Stevenson told NBC News Select, “skin on the lips is much thinner and more sensitive than the skin on your arms and legs because it’s meant to help your mouth absorb food.” Add this to the fact that lips have ... Continue reading →
You all prefer to read graphic novels, and I can’t imagine how many will be written about this pandemic. Growing up, I liked reading books like Brave New World and The Giver. You’ll probably read at least one of them in school. These books led me to a ledge, forced me look way out there, past what I thought were the boundaries or limits of our world. That can be scary. But I could always close the books and take a step back. The thrill came in imagining danger, wondering if that danger could ever really happen, and then returning to safety. When I sat down for a dinner of Hamburger Helper (my favorite) or rode shotgun with your Poppy to buy potato chips (yes, he was obsessed even back then), I felt safe enough from the worlds I’d read about. You don’t get to step back so easily. You must remain vigilant, much of your being geared toward avoiding risk — at school and choir practice, in the grocery store and the Starbucks lines I drag you to. ... Continue reading →
Cycling is a low-impact aerobic activity, which means your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. As it’s easy to start and suitable for everyone, we checked with some of India's best health experts to learn more about the benefits of cycling. Here’s what they had to say. “Cycling is a great way to burn calories in a low impact manner and it’s easy on the joints. For beginners, it can also help them strengthen their leg muscles and also work on overall cardiovascular health. I am a huge proponent of performing cardio in indirect forms such as cycling as it’s super fun. We should start slow and taper up as skills improve. We can also motivate our friends and family to use cycles instead of cars to save fuel, protect the environment and even improve our own health. Cycling is not the be all and end all when it comes to exercise, but it is a great way to make exercising efficient and fun!” states Yash Vardhan Swami, health and ... Continue reading →
Node.js is widely regarded as the most capable open-source framework for developing scalable and rapid real-time applications. Node.js development has become an excellent choice for developing rich-featured real-time applications with a great number of features. It is an ultimate all-purpose platform, with over 4 million users worldwide. Node JS framework is critical in developing a highly sophisticated data-sensitive application. With a 100% annual growth rate, its development has become the most incredible option for developing large-scale apps. Must Read: What is Node.js and What is it Used for Increased demand for Node js has made entrepreneurs more diverted towards its utilization. Many node js development companies in India work for their clients, providing top performance and results to serve the idea. Required Things For Top Node.JS Development Company: Node JS Development History Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) Improved Customer Relationships Customer Retention ... Continue reading →
Modern life is noisy and frenetic, technology provides a constant distraction and we’ve forgotten how to listen. Experts explain how we can tune back in to our conversations. When was the last time someone really listened to you, was attentive to what you were saying and whose response was so spot on that you felt truly understood? And when was the last time you listened to someone without thinking about what you wanted to say next, without glancing at your phone or jumping in to offer your opinion? These are some of the questions that author and journalist Kate Murphy raises in her book, You’re Not Listening – What You’re Missing and Why It Matters. We have forgotten how to listen, Murphy says. Modern life is noisy and frenetic, and technology provides a constant distraction. So we tune things out or listen selectively, even to those we love most. Paradoxically, it seems that the more ways we have to communicate, the less we seem to be able to find time for ... Continue reading →
InIn early fall of 2021, I got the idea I should go on a cruise. Earlier that summer, Hong Kong had loosened and then suddenly re-tightened its travel regulations around COVID, and the city, for all its spectacular beaches and charismatic jungles, both concrete and natural, was beginning to feel like the safest, most beautiful ward in a prison hospital. I had never been or wanted to go on a mass market cruise before, but as the rumored potential end date for Hong Kong’s strict COVID restrictions began to stretch into late 2022 and beyond, I allowed myself to imagine I might meet some interesting new characters — if not new friends — on board, or at least get out far enough to experience the ocean in some profound way. Maybe I would see the stars for the first time in years. Source link Continue reading →
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