Miscellany

Miscellany

Speeding caused 67% of road accidents in 2016

In India, more than 150,000 people are killed each year in traffic accidents. That’s about 400 fatalities a day and far higher than developed auto markets like the US, which in 2016 logged about 40,000.

Young India’s new aspiration: Exploring Planet Earth

A three-night stay in an ice house in Greenland; a fortnight’s expedition to the Himalayas; deep sea diving in Costa Rica or a visit to Great Barrier Reef in Australia to explore coral reef; watching the spectacular Northern Lights in Norway; signing up for a shepherding job in a rural French village for a week; a week-long green-bathing on a coffee plantation in Chikmagalur or joining a tribal in wild honey hunt in the Wynad forests.

Young India’s new aspiration: Exploring Planet Earth

A three-night stay in an ice house in Greenland; a fortnight’s expedition to the Himalayas; deep sea diving in Costa Rica or a visit to Great Barrier Reef in Australia to explore coral reef; watching the spectacular Northern Lights in Norway; signing up for a shepherding job in a rural French village for a week; a week-long green-bathing on a coffee plantation in Chikmagalur or joining a tribal in wild honey hunt in the Wynad forests.

Digital assistants duel for dominance at CES

Virtual aides battled to rule “smart homes” on the eve of the official opening of the Consumer Electronics show gadget gala here. Samsung, LG Electronics, Panasonic and others touted a future in which homes, cars and pockets brim with technology that collaborates to make lives easier.

Google and Amazon are key players in the trend, with their rival Assistant and Alexa voice-commanded virtual aides being woven deeper into consumer electronics and vehicles. Samsung meanwhile is playing catch-up with its Bixby assistant.

Tech faithful gather to worship at Mecca of innovation

A s tech industry players converge in Las Vegas for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, an overriding theme is that gizmos, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and superfast internet connections hold answers to many if not all ills — the new religion.s tech industry players converge in Las Vegas for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, an overriding theme is that gizmos, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and superfast internet connections hold answers to many if not all ills — the new religion.

Fusion with Odissi bol warms up hearts

It has tune, it has rhythm, it has got a fusion of the East and the West and it reflects various moods that appeal to connoisseurs of music across the world. “Rhythm Express Music for Dance” brought out by Raga Music, is an innovative and experimental music album from famed Odissi exponent Dona Ganguly and GIMA Award winning tabla maestro Prodyut Mukherjee with melody composed by GRAMMY Award winning musician Padma Bhushan Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

Fusion with Odissi bol warms up hearts

It has tune, it has rhythm, it has got a fusion of the East and the West and it reflects various moods that appeal to connoisseurs of music across the world. “Rhythm Express Music for Dance” brought out by Raga Music, is an innovative and experimental music album from famed Odissi exponent Dona Ganguly and GIMA Award winning tabla maestro Prodyut Mukherjee with melody composed by GRAMMY Award winning musician Padma Bhushan Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

CES kicks off with no lead women speakers or code of conduct

The technology industry’s premier annual gathering kicks off next week with no women leading the keynote sessions and no code of conduct that might prevent incidents of sexual harassment, despite efforts by organisers to cast the show as a more inclusive event.

CES, the showcase for the latest consumer electronics from televisions to self-driving cars, is known for mostly male attendees and female models known as ‘booth babes’ showing off the new technology.

Pain In Bones Check Zinc Deficiency

The medical condition – ‘osteoporosis’ occurs when the bones become fragile from loss of tissue. It is typically known to occur as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. More than 10 million cases per year in India, osteoporosis may affect a person of any age, but people over the age of 40 are more prone to it.

The dawn of robot driving beckons

The wait for the self-driving future is coming to an end. The earliest real-world applications of autonomous vehicles will arrive in 2018.

Starting in Phoenix this year, a small number of commuters will be riding in driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans as part of a trial conducted by Waymo, the self-driving car unit owned by Google’s parent company. For the first time, ordinary people just trying to get to work will be interacting with autonomous vehicles. Waymo has promised to broaden the test to a wider market soon.

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