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World's most powerful supercomputer unveiled

Technology       Jun 18, 2018

  US scientists have unveiled the world's most powerful and smartest scientificsupercomputer that can complete over 200,000 trillion calculations per second - providing unprecedented computing power for research in energy, advanced materials and artificial intelligence (AI).  The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)supercomputer...

India among over 90 nations without paid paternity leave for new dads: UNICEF

Policy       Jun 14, 2018

India is among almost 90 countries in the world without national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies, according to a new UNICEF analysis.   Almost two-thirds of the world's children under one year old – nearly...

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

Climate Change       Jun 13, 2018

  WASHINGTON: The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study.   In the last quarter century, the southern-most continent's ice sheet - a key...

Lloyd’s Uses Insurable Value Data to Predict France Will Win 2018 World Cup

Non Life-News       Jun 23, 2018

  Analyzing the collective insurable value of soccer players, Lloyd’s of London* predicts that France will be the winner of the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. The research, which was conducted by the Centre for...

European Corporations Given Guidance on Factoring Climate Risk in Financials

Climate Change       May 29, 2018

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has published guidance for companies reporting on the physical impact of climate change in their financial results.   Concerns in the financial community that assets are being mispriced because climate risk is not being factored into financial reporting has...

Over 50% employees are ready to accept, embrace robot co-workers: Survey

Technology       May 29, 2018

  Washington:  More than 50 per cent employees believe that robots are an addition to the workforce as they automate repetitive or mundane work that they would otherwise have to do themselves, a survey has found.   The survey showed that workers are actually ready and willing...

Microsoft's chief, Satya Nadella,

Robots not a threat to human labour: Microsoft chief Satya Nadella

Technology       May 28, 2018

  LONDON:  Microsoft's Indian-origin chief, Satya Nadella, does not believe in the "fallacy" that robots will overtake human labour and is confident that artificial intelligence (AI) will solve more problems than cause them.   The 50-year-old chief of the tech major, in an interview with The Sunday...

NASA study shows freshwater decline in India

Climate Change       May 18, 2018

  WASHINGTON: India is among the world's major hotspots which has seen a serious decline in the availability of freshwater due to overuse of water resources, reveals a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities.   The...

How hackers use hotel key cards to break into rooms

Risk Management       Apr 25, 2018

  By getting hold of a widely used hotel key card, an attacker could create a master key to unlock any room in the building without leaving a trace, Finnish security researchers said in a study published on Wednesday, solving a 14-year-old mystery.   While the researchers...

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