Saturday, 13 December 2014
Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore recently turned 70 and her whole family was present on her special day. Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan and her fiance Kunal Kemm1u headed to Ranthambore National Park to bring in Sharmilaji’s birthday.
We are all aware of Ranbir Kapoor’s immense passion for football. Hence when the actor got a chance to bask in the glory of the popular sport, he took and made the most of it with his good friend Aditya Roy Kapur! The two hunks were seen attending the Barclays Premier League event held in Bandra, recently.
Bollywood actor Aditi Rao Hydari says diamonds have always been a girl's best friend.
"I think the saying that Diamonds are a girl's best friend can't be truer. Which girl doesn't love diamonds?," Aditi said here yesterday.
Known for her classic beauty and promising acting abilities, Aditi Rao Hydari is leaving no stone unturned to showcase to the world how amazing an actress she truly is.
At what point does artificial intelligence meet or surpass the level of human intelligence?
That’s a question that’s been bouncing around the halls of computer science (and science fiction) for decades. The existing go-to system — called the Turing Test, after pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing — requires that a machine be able to essentially fool a human in one-on-one conversation.
The prosthetic hand is equipped with the proposed skin, which is soft and warm enough for a baby.
New prosthetic skin that is warm and elastic like real skin, and is packed with many different kinds of sensors, could one day help people with prosthetic limbs regain their sense of touch, researchers say.
In experiments, the researchers laminated "electronic skin" -- prosthetic skin embedded with electronics -- onto a prosthetic hand. They found that the skin could survive complex operations, such as shaking hands, tapping keyboards, grasping baseballs, holding hot or cold drinks, touching dry or wet diapers, and touching other people.
Well, wearables just got a little weirder.
A small tech company out of France recently unveiled the Cicret Bracelet, a kind of smart bracelet that projects a touchscreen onto your arm. Video of the gadget has gone viral in recent days as technophiles ponder the idea of a smart phone minus the phone.
They picked up spent shotgun shells and placed them in plastic baggies for safe keeping. They examined discarded bottles, charred sticks, crusted weather-worn clothes. Over rocks and ridges, to the tops of trees and down in bone-dry riverbeds, the parents were searching for their children’s graves.
“Fifteen minutes more,” a father in dusty camouflage said before trudging farther up into the thick Mexican forest, hacking the thorny branches with his machete. “Just a little farther.”
Forty-three students went missing here in September, and for all the attention that received, they were hardly the first. Their abduction by police has loosed a flood of new accusations and begun to reveal a history of hidden deaths.
CARACAS, Venezuela — An expression of concern by the environmental group Greenpeace about the carbon footprint was marred this week by real footprints — in a fragile, and restricted, landscape near the Nazca lines, ancient man-made designs etched in the Peruvian desert.
The Peruvian authorities said activists from the group damaged a patch of desert when they placed a large sign that promoted renewable energy near a set of lines that form the shape of a giant hummingbird.
The sign was meant to draw the attention of world leaders, reporters and others who were in Lima, the Peruvian capital, for a United Nations summit meeting aimed at reaching an agreement to address climate change. The meeting was scheduled to end Friday but negotiations were expected to continue into Saturday.
Greenpeace issued a statement apologizing for the stunt at the archaeological site, about 225 miles south of Lima. Its international executive director, Kumi Naidoo, flew to Lima, but the Peruvian authorities were seething over the episode, which they said had scarred one of the country’s most treasured national symbols.
Organizations that sound like environmental groups are actually working to promote the interests of oil companies.
When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way. Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most comprehensive of any state, and have strong public support.
Of course, there's one group that's not very happy about these developments: the oil industry.
A leaked Powerpoint deck now circulating among climate activists--a copy of which was sent to Bloomberg Businessweek -- details a plan by the oil lobby to derail California's clean-energy legislation.
LED bulbs powered by old laptop batteries are improving life for Bangalore's working poor.
Bangalore-based IBM Research India has a bright idea for keeping discarded lithium laptop batteries out of landfills: repurposing their cells as energy supplies for the powerless.
The idea, presented at this weekend's fifth annual Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV 2014) in San Jose, has passed a small proof-of-principle test run with Bangalore's working poor.
The IBM researchers used disused lithium batteries to create a new device they dubbed the UrJar — a multilingual monicker pairing the Hindi word urjafor "energy" with the word "jar."
“You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads!” – Dr. Evil
Well, we’re not quite there yet, but the U.S. Navy released a video this week showing off the not-so-secret laser weapons system it’s been testing for a while on ships in the Persian Gulf.
Dubbed LaWS, the technology is designed to help Navy vessels defend against “asymmetrical warfare” attacks by small, fast-moving threats like UAV drones or explosive-laden patrol boats.