Sep 232014
 
6 Potential implications of super-smart robots

It’s been the fodder for countless dystopian movies: a singularity in which artificial intelligence rivals human smarts. But though it sounds like science fiction, many computer scientists say the singularity will arrive some time in the 21st century. Still, few people agree on what that future will look like. Some envision epic battles between robots and humans, while others believe the rise of super-intelligent machines will usher in human immortality. From mass extinction to life extension, here are six potential implications of super-smart robots. Robot [...]

Sep 232014
 
Look at some renowned sportspersons who made their names in politics too

Sports and politics are irrefutably two themes that render the Indian subcontinent a hot topic for international discussions. Elections and sports world cups are like an everyday thing in India. Lok Sabha voting ends, state elections sets off followed by another form of election. Cricket World Cup ends, football fever starts with sporting events glancing for vacant space on the calendar. However, this amalgamation has come as blessing for diplomats from both sides. Politics is the new career perspective after retiring from sports, whereas political [...]

Sep 222014
 
List of the top 5 longest railway bridges in India

India has some of the best structured railway bridges in the world and it has helped India immensely in reaching out to the international market These railway bridges play a very important role in the economic development of the country. Here goes a list of the top 5 longest railway bridges in India: Vembanad Rail Bridge Vembanad Rail Bridge in Kerala is the longest rail bridge in India with a total length of 4.62 km. It is dedicated solely for freight. It connects Edappally and [...]

Sep 222014
 
Top 10 fuel efficient diesel cars in India

Diesel cars in India have a huge market for several reasons but the main being that it is the cheapest fuel and renders a high mileage, something that comes before everything else other than price in the country. Therefore, it is no surprise that some of the most fuel efficient cars in India are diesel models. Be it new cars or second hand, diesel models are preferred by a lot of people, especially the ones who have travel on longer routes. Many new car dealers [...]

Sep 202014
 
Sandisk launches world’s highest capacity SD card with 512GB of storage

While 128GB seemed like an enormous storage space fitted inside a minuscule memory card, Sandisk has now taken a leap by launching a gigantic 512GB SD card. The Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I packs in 512GB into its flat frame – the highest ever seen on an SD card. SanDisk unveiled its first 512MB SD card in 2003, though capacity demands have increased exponentially in just over a decade. The new 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card represents a 1,000-fold capacity increase at the [...]

Sep 202014
 
 Top 5 countries with the worst air pollution

The WHO has released a new study ranking countries with the worst air pollution. When we consider air pollution most of us will automatically think of China. However, it was nowhere to be found in the top 10 offenders. This, by the way, is not because they’ve suddenly cleaned up their act, but rather because this study ranked countries as a whole, rather than cities. So here are the top 5 countries with the worst air pollution, and what they are trying to do to [...]

Sep 192014
 
Foods that can improve brain health and memory

Foods high in compounds such as antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can improve brain health and memory, experts say. From fruit to fish, here are six things that, based on various studies, may perk up your gray matter. Walnuts They even look like little brains, so maybe that’s Mother Nature’s way of telling us what walnuts are good for. Indeed, a 2009 study in the Journal of Nutrition found that diets in which nuts made up as little as 2 percent reversed signs of aging [...]

Sep 192014
 
List of India's Most Corrupt Cities

Corruption is rapidly spreading its roots in every part of the country today. Thanks to the largely unpracticed corruption policies and vast money making skills of the people that words like bribery and corruption are vastly becoming rampant today. Here, let’s take a look at 10 most corrupt cities of India. 10. Ahmedabad Former capital and largest city of Gujarat, Ahemdabad ranks tenth in the list of most corrupt cities in India. The fifth largest city and seventh largest metropolitan in India, Ahemdabad hosts a [...]

Sep 182014
 
Artificial Sweeteners may alter metabolism and increase blood-sugar levels: Study

People might consume artificial sweeteners because they think it will help them curb real-sugar consumption and prevent weight gain, but the chemicals may actually have an opposite effect. A new study has found that zero-calorie sweeteners may alter metabolism and increase blood-sugar levels, at least in mice and some people. The negative effects of artificial sweeteners on metabolism seen in the study may have to do with how the sweeteners interact with the bacteria living the gut, the researchers said. However, the study does suggest [...]

Sep 182014
 
Study found 8 Humanlike Behaviors of Primates

While we lost most of our body hair and bulked up our brains, humans are evolutionarily close to other great apes, with about 97 percent of our genes DNA matching up. Beyond looks, researchers have found a startling number of humanlike behaviors practiced by our ape ancestors. Say ‘No’ Bonobos at the Leipzig Zoo were filmed shaking their heads “no” in disapproval in order to get infants to stop playing with their food (instead of eating it) or to keep an infant from straying. In [...]

Sep 172014
 
Take a look! World's first water-based nuclear battery

Researchers have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used as a source of reliable energy in automobiles and space flight. The battery uses a radioactive isotope called strontium-90 that boosts electro-chemical energy in a water-based solution. Water acts as a buffer and surface plasmons (collective oscillation of the electrons) created in the device turned out to be very useful in increasing its efficiency. The ionic solution is not easily frozen at very low temperatures and could work in a wide [...]

Sep 172014
 
Climate change affects shark swimming in strange way: Study

Sharks exposed to ocean water acidified by too much carbon dioxide alter their behavior, swimming in longer spurts than sharks in typical ocean water, particularly during their nighttime wanderings. Usually when you expose a fish to some kind of environmental stressor, they usually acclimate to that stressor, and that makes them less vulnerable to that stressor. If fossil fuel burning continues as is, sharks may face even more challenges than they do today — when a quarter of species are already at risk of extinction. [...]

Sep 162014
 
World’s Top 5 Poorest Countries

The world is as rich as poor. While the world enthralls with the joys of being developed and utilizing technologies to usher in growth and open minds; it still gives shelter to poor unfortunate sections spread across the world. It’s time we get to know the countries in the world sheltering nearly two thirds of the extreme poor lived in these five countries in 2010, according to The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014. India India is known for its diversified culture and vibrant traditions. It [...]

Sep 162014
 
7 Ways sleep comfortably through the night

If you are one of those people who wake up in the morning feeling as though a bus has hit you, then it is time for you to check out your sleeping pattern. Thomas Dekker said, “Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together”. How you function throughout the day will depend much on the way you slept the previous night. It is not just enough if you sleep, it is important that you sleep comfortably to wake up feeling refreshed. [...]