Author: Ambarish Ganesh

Low-Cost Ink-Free Rewritable Media To Reduce Paper Wastage

Researchers from Shandong University in China have registered a breakthrough resulting in a significant reduction of paper wastage across the world. Their eco-friendly technique creates a flexible rewritable material that does not require ink, and is pretty low-cost to use. Even in the present digital boom, a significant population relies on ink and paper to communicate or visualise, and most of the paper waste ends up in landfills or recycling units. To reduce this waste, the scientists Ting Wang and Dairong Chen along with their colleagues created a new material out of tungsten oxide and a common polymer used in medicines and food....

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Watch Pixar’s Gorgeous Short Film ‘Piper’ Online For Free

Pixar’s new animated film Piper, that was screened along with the box office success Finding Dory, has now surfaced online on Vimeo for everyone else to enjoy. Written and directed by Alan Barillaro, Piper explores childhood fear and overcoming distress experienced early in life. The story shares a universal theme – things worthy of doing are worth doing on your own. And further highlighting the story is the absolutely stunning animation of ocean and sea-life. Watch...

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NASA’s Laser-Nose BILI Sniffs Life On Mars

NASA’s latest toy is a sniffer. The instrument called BILI – or Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument – is an attempt to sniff out life on Mars or any other planet in the solar system. Still in its prototype stage, BILI can be helpful in detecting bio-signatures like methane or oxygen in an alien planet’s atmosphere. Branimir Blagojevic, a NASA technologist associated with the experiment, stated that if the agency successfully develops the instrument, it would be the first of its kind. Originally developed by military to detect pathogens and toxins in the air, BILI, which shall be attached to the Mars rover,...

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Franchise India 2016 Expo To Connect 400 Indian and Global Brands With 37,000+ Business Investors

Pragati Maidan (Delhi) would witness over two days an energetic confluence of ~37,000 business owners with representatives of top franchise brands, opening avenues of increasingly viable business opportunities for both. Franchise India is a unique platform for startups and entrepreneurs to scout for business opportunities, franchise partners and investors (also vice versa) from across the country. In the last fourteen years, this international exhibition-cum-conference organised by Franchise India & Indian Franchise Association has played a crucial role in boosting the development of the Indian franchise marketplace from Ground Zero to a 47 billion dollar industry. The event will kick-off with lamp-lighting ceremony and a keynote by Olympian Mr. Abhinav Bindra at 9:45 a.m. on October 15 at Pragati Maidan , hall no 12-12A. The 400+ business and consume brands exhibiting at the show shall recreate their stores (even restaurants) on their stands, enabling business visitors and potential investors to experience the brand identity. Participating brands will be from across the world including USA, UK, Greece, UAE, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Singapore and Philippines with vast emerging, international and mature franchise opportunities ranging from as little as Rs. 20 lakhs up to Rs. 10  crores up for grabs. This expo is a huge mall in the country where people shop for businesses. Startups, SMEs and budding entrepreneurs can also take advantage from more than 30 educational seminars and 10 in-depth workshops to be conducted by notable business leaders to help evaluate,  evolve and...

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‘M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story’ | Movie Review – Sushant Hits It Out Of The Park

There’s an instance in the film where Mahendra Singh Dhoni lands himself a job as a Ticket Collector in the Railways, and is driven by a friend to the collectors’ quarters when he observes many row-houses and in awe asks if one of these was to be his residence. With ‘no’ for a response, he’s taken to his assigned quarter that is established right behind these row-houses, much smaller, but still with enough room. It’s quite big, observes Dhoni, until the friend replies that this area won’t seem as big when he shares it with three other colleagues. Dhoni comes to terms with his expectations. Why...

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