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Self-driving cars ‘learn’ to predict pedestrian movement

Risk Management, Technology       Feb 14, 2019

  Scientists are using humans’ gait, body symmetry and foot placement to teach self-driving cars to recognise and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than current technologies.   Data collected by vehicles through cameras, LiDAR and global positioning system (GPS) allowed the researchers at the University of...

48% employees keen on switching jobs for greater flexibility: Indeed

Eco/Invest/Demography, Trends, Facts       Feb 12, 2019

New DelhI: Keeping in line with the changing priorities of millennials, a survey has revealed that almost 48 percent of respondents said they would consider switching jobs for greater flexibility.   Almost half (48 percent) of employees surveyed agreed that they would consider changing their job...

2018 fourth hottest year on record: NASA

Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy       Feb 08, 2019

Washington: Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880 and the planet will warm further, especially since greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have said.   Global temperatures in 2018 were 0.83...

Novel pill could replace injections to deliver insulin, says study

Health       Feb 09, 2019

  Researchers have developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing injections for patients with Type-2 diabetes, says a new study.   About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a single and small needle made of compressed...

India should start a Well-Being Index

Eco/Invest/Demography       Feb 04, 2019

  2018 was not a bad year in general for India. GDP growth has been relatively good, the Modi administration has launched several new initiatives, and Indias status and world image has strengthened. The problem is that these are all top-line measures and do not get...

Automation impact: 76 per cent Indian employers plan to increase, maintain headcount

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Feb 04, 2019

Notwithstanding the increasing adoption of automation, 76 per cent of employers in India plan to increase or maintain their headcount, while the global figure stands at 87 per cent, says a report.   According to a ManpowerGroup report, companies that are digitising are growing, and that...

Blood cancer can lead to premature ageing

Health       Jan 31, 2019

  Blood cancer can accelerate ageing in healthy bone marrow cells, scientists have found for the first time, paving the way for anti-ageing drugs in the future.   It is well known that ageing promotes cancer development. However, this is the first time that the reverse has...

Chickens that lay eggs with anti-cancer drugs

Health, Technology, Trends, Facts       Jan 28, 2019

According to a BBC report,researchers have genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs that contain drugs for arthritis and some cancers. The drugs are 100 times cheaper to produce when laid than when manufactured in factories. The researchers believe that in time production can be...

25% reduction in air pollution can add 2-3 yrs of life expectancy in major Indian cities

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Jan 30, 2019

  Life expectancy of Delhiites will be up by nearly three years if the target of the National Clean Air Programme to improve air quality by 20 to 30 per cent in the next five years is fulfilled, according to a new study.   Union Environment Minister...

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