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Ion trap quantum computing

first_img Explore further NIST Demonstrates Better Memory with Quantum Computer Bits This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. “Instead of moving ions around,” Stock continues, “you apply a two-ion operation between all neighboring ions at the same time. The created multipartite ‘entangled’ array of ions is a resource for quantum computing.” Actual computing is then based on measurement of ions in the array in a prescribed order and using a slightly different measurement basis for each ion. “In this scheme, it is the time required to read out information from the ions that critically determines the operational time scale of the quantum computer,” Stock says.Stock describes the measurement component as vital to this model of quantum computing. Instead of exciting the ions and getting them to emit a photon and measuring the photon, Stock and his colleague instead devised a different way in which they were able to measure the quantum bit encoded in a calcium ion. “You can use an ionization process to speed up measurement, since the electron can be extracted faster from the atom than you can get a photon out of an atom. The extracted electron is then guided onto a detector by the ion trap itself.” All of this takes place on a nanosecond time scale. “By speeding up the measurement,” Stock insists, “we can speed up the operation capability of the quantum computer.”Stock points out that this quantum computing scheme would be impractical as far as taking over common use from classical computers. “The lattice would have thousands of ions, which would need to be controlled, and carefully stored and protected. It means that the computer would be relatively large and impractical.”Uses for such a quantum computer are not limited to breaking data encryption. “This process would allow us to take problems of great complexity and still solve them on a humanly possible timescale. This could provide the key to modeling complex systems – especially perhaps in biology – that we can’t solve now. This would be a tremendous advantage over classical computing.”More information: Stock, René and James, Daniel. “Scalable, High-Speed Measurement-Based Quantum Computer Using Trapped Ions.” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.170501 . Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Ion trap quantum computing (2009, May 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-05-ion-quantum.html Stock, a post-doc at the University of Toronto, points out that ion trap quantum computing has made a lot of progress in the last 10 years. “Ions in traps have been one of most successful physical implementation of quantum computing in physical systems.” Stock believes that it is possible to use ion-trap quantum computing to create measurement-based quantum computers that could compete with classical computers for very large and complex problems – and even on smaller scale problems. His work on the subject, done with Daniel James, appears in Physical Review Letters: “Scalable, High-Speed Measurement-Based Quantum Computer Using Trapped Ions.”“One of the most important considerations in quantum computing is the fact that quantum computing scales polynomially, rather than exponentially, as classical computing does.” This polynomial scaling is what makes quantum computing so useful for breaking data encryption. In order to make data encryption more secure, one usually increases the number of bits used. “Because of the exponential scaling, breaking data encryptions quickly becomes impossible using standard classical computers or even networks of computers,” Stock explains. “The improved scaling with quantum computers could be one a biggest threads to data encryption and security.” While this sounds promising, Stock points this out that there are still problems with quantum information processing: “While scaling would be better with quantum computing, current operation of quantum information processing is too slow to even compete with classical computers on large factoring problems that take 5 months to solve.”The way ion-trap quantum computing works now – or at least is envisioned to work – requires that ions be shuttled back and forth around the trap architecture. Stock explains that this takes time. “As the complexity of problems and the size of the quantum computing to be implemented increases, the time issue becomes even more important. We wanted to figure out how we could change the time scale,” Stock explains. “We found that we could speed up the processing by using an array of trapped ions and by parallelizing entangling operations.” (PhysOrg.com) — “Right now, classical computers are faster than quantum computers,” René Stock tells PhysOrg.com. “The goal of quantum computing is to eventually speed up the time scale of solving certain important problems, such as factoring and data search, so that quantum computing can not only compete with, but far outperform, classical computing on large scale problems. One of the most promising ways to possibly do this is with ion traps.”last_img read more

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Oxford Nanopore unveils portable genome sequencer – MinION

first_img © 2014 Phys.org This diagram shows a protein nanopore set in an electrically resistant membrane bilayer. An ionic current is passed through the nanopore by setting a voltage across this membrane. Credit: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Citation: Oxford Nanopore unveils portable genome sequencer – MinION (2014, February 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-oxford-nanopore-unveils-portable-genome.html More information: www.nanoporetech.com Oxford Nanopore announces groundbreaking GridION and MinION gene sequencers (Phys.org) —U.K. based Oxford Nanopore Technologies has made good on a promise made two years ago to produce an inexpensive genome sequencer that is based on nanopore technology. David Jaffe, with the Broad Institute reported to an audience at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting in Florida last week that he has been asked by Oxford Nanopore to try out the new the device, called the MinION, and has found it to be promising. Explore further Oxford Nanopore Technologies created a stir in the biological sciences world in 2012 when representatives for the company announced that its research team had successfully created a sequencing device based on nanopore technology and that an inexpensive prototype would be delivered to researchers outside the company soon thereafter. The company apparently ran into difficulty ramping up its pore technology and had to find some alternative materials—thus the two year delay.Nanopore sequencing is where single strands of DNA are pulled through a pore—as each base pair passes through the pore its conductivity is measured—information that can be used for identification by a computer. The advantage of this approach is that at least in principle, any strand length can be sequenced.The MinION isn’t for sale yet—at this time the company is making prototypes available to a select few notables in the genome sequencing field—each will have to pony up $1000 as a down-payment for the honor. The device plugs into a port on a computer, which does the processing. Along with the device, which has been compared to the size of a pack of gum, Oxford Nanopore Technologies will send along DNA samples that researchers can use to learn how to use the new device—after that, they can sequence anything they want. In testing strands of two types of bacterial DNA sent to him, Jaffe reports having mixed results —long stretches of data were obtained correctly in some cases, but in others there were some errors. In order to assemble the entire genome of a type of bacteria, for example, he had to also use a sequencing device made by another company. He noted that he is optimistic about the device, however, as reps from Oxford Nanopore have assured him that error rates can be reduced using certain techniques even as improvements to the device are being worked out back at the lab.If the error rates using the MinION can be reduced to a practical level, the device could mark a turning point in gemone sequencing as it would be a device that could be carried and used for fieldwork. And though the cost of such a device has not been announced, Oxford Nanopore has repeatedly used terms such as inexpensive and affordable to describe it, indicating it will cost much less than other sequencing devices currently on the marker, once it’s ready for sale. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Selfassembled monolayers of NHCs on gold have ballbottype motion

first_img PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Tailored chemistry links nanoparticles in stable monolayers Research groups from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster led by Professors Harald Fuchs and Frank Glorius, used scanning-tunneling microscopy analyses combined with first principles calculations of representative NHC monolayers on gold surfaces to determine how the monolayers can be both chemically robust and highly mobile. They found that the NHC bound to gold forms an adatom that then traverses the gold surface in a ballbot-type motion. Their report appeared in a recent issue of Nature Chemistry.NHCs form a particularly strong bond with gold because of the sp2 hybridized lone pair of electrons on the carbon atom (See figure of NHCs above). Studies have shown that NHCs can be used to form particularly stable self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold surfaces and can even be modified after formation of the monolayer, but these studies are difficult to compare with each other because they do not have similar R groups.The nitrogen-substituted R groups play a significant role in the behavior of the NHCs. Bulky R groups prohibit dimerization but may affect the stability of monolayer formation. Also because the nitrogen atoms are part of an aromatic ring, they serve as electron donors to the substituents. The type of substituent affects the electronics of the molecule.In this study, Wang et al. used three different NHCs that were synthesized in the Glorius group, each of which had R groups that had previously been studied and represented a range of steric and electronic properties. These groups include IMes which has 2,4,6 trimethyl phenyl rings as the N-substituents; IPr which has 2,6-diisopropylphenyl substituents; and IMe which just has methyl groups as the N-substituents. Play Credit: (c) Nature Chemistry (2016) doi:10.1038/nchem.2622 Beginning with carboxylate versions of IMes, IPr, and IMe, they deposited the NHCs onto the gold surfaces via ultrahigh vacuum vapor deposition. XPS confirmed that the NHC, not the carboxylate version, was bound to the gold surface. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) showed that IPr and IMe made neat, controlled surfaces, while IMes molecules were less ordered. Citation: Self-assembled monolayers of NHCs on gold have ballbot-type motion (2016, October 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-10-self-assembled-monolayers-nhcs-gold-ballbot-type.html Journal information: Nature (Phys.org)—Self-assembled monolayers are molecules anchored to a surface. These molecules have been used to advance the fields of molecular sensors and electronics. Monolayers on gold surfaces are typically anchored by a thiol. One alternative to thiols are N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs). First isolated in 1991, NHCs have proved an important molecule for practical uses because it can serve as a ligand for transition metals as well as some main group elements. NHCs have also been used for organocatalysis, cross-coupling reactions, and pharmaceuticals. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further © 2016 Phys.org , Nature Chemistry a, Schematic illustration of the procedure used to install NHCs on gold by physical vapour deposition. b, The investigated NHCs. c, The STM image (V = −2.2 V, I = 34 pA) shows IMes directly bonded to a Au(111) surface. d, The STM image (V = 2.73 V, I = 25 pA) of IPr on Au(111) shows a highly ordered and dense hexagonally packed full monolayer. Credit: (c) Nature Chemistry (2016) doi:10.1038/nchem.2622 At various surface coverage densities, the IPr surface would form islands that broke apart and recombined. This indicated that the surface was mobile, but there was no change to morphology of the gold surface. Despite this mobility, the bond between the NHC and the gold surface proved to be highly stable at high temperatures.This behavior may be explained by the formation of adatoms, or the interaction of one NHC molecule with one gold atom. This adatom then moves around the surface as one entity, which the authors liken to ballbot movement. They confirmed this structure by looking at the height of the IPr monolayers.DFT calculations helped to explain how exactly these adatoms formed and moved. IPr and IMe likely bound to a gold atom that was pulled from the surface. Simultaneously, a gold atom from the second layer moves into the vacant hole. The gold atom that was pulled from the surface was bound irreversibly to the NHC to form an adatom that then readily moved across the surface. Additional free energy calculations looked at the effects of bulky R groups, specifically comparing IPr with IMes. Wang et al. found that the pi interactions between the phenyl rings and the surface play a role in adatom formation and mobility. They reasoned that there is a balance between steric hindrance, as with IPr, and pi interactions, as displayed with IMes. And, indeed, the non-bulky IMe compound, which was more mobile than IPr and IMes, was able to form dimeric and trimeric complexes with one gold atom.This study provides important insights into how NHC-Au monolayers form and behave. They seem to form a stronger bond than thiols with gold, but they also display mobility that is influence by the identity of the nitrogen substituents. The NHCs that tend to have weaker pi interacts with the gold surface readily forming adatoms that then move across the surface like a ballbot. More information: Gaoqiang Wang et al, Ballbot-type motion of N-heterocyclic carbenes on gold surfaces, Nature Chemistry (2016). DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.2622AbstractRecently, N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) were introduced as alternative anchors for surface modifications and so offered many attractive features, which might render them superior to thiol-based systems. However, little effort has been made to investigate the self-organization process of NHCs on surfaces, an important aspect for the formation of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), which requires molecular mobility. Based on investigations with scanning tunnelling microscopy and first-principles calculations, we provide an understanding of the microscopic mechanism behind the high mobility observed for NHCs. These NHCs extract a gold atom from the surface, which leads to the formation of an NHC–gold adatom complex that displays a high surface mobility by a ballbot-type motion. Together with their high desorption barrier this enables the formation of ordered and strongly bound SAMs. In addition, this mechanism allows a complementary surface-assisted synthesis of dimeric and hitherto unknown trimeric NHC gold complexes on the surface.last_img read more

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Tales of yore again

first_imgDoordarshan is launching its mega historical series titled Buddha. Narrated in 52 episodes, this series will be an entertaining action drama that showcases the unexplored life of Buddha as Siddharth. The show has an international appeal with its grand scale, opulent sets and an impressive cast with renowned names like Kabir Bedi, Samir Dharmadhikari, Nigaar Khan, state-of the–art 3D graphics used to re-create the look and feel of a bygone era.In the series Buddha is shown as one who has great compassion, is completely impartial, and embraces all living being without discrimination. In today’s fast paced lives, where so much conflict exists in society, Buddha’s teachings are perfectly suited to the challenges man is currently facing. Each and every faith globally believes that Buddha’s philosophy helps you find your own path to awakening.Buddha will be aired on DD-National at 11.00 am on every Sunday and repeat telecast on every Monday at 9.00 am.last_img read more

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Some dickensian madness

first_imgBehroopiya Entertainers in association with Madball Company, Mumbai presents, A Tale of Two Treaties.  The show will be held on 15 November in the Capital’s Alliance De Francaise, Lodhi road.A Tale of Two Treaties is a one-man Commedia Dell’Arte show where Deepal Doshi plays 10 different masks in a 70 minute performance. In this show the actor is the master of the physical art of transformation through mask and through his mastery transports the audience into the crazy world of Commedia where the primal drives of hunger, lust, and greed rule the lives of its zany characters. The show is highly physical, contains audience interaction, and is meant for audiences aged 15+ due to bawdy sexual and scatological humor. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The show has been performed in Sweden, USA, Bali, Canada, and India, including most recently at the esteemed Kala Ghoda Festival 2013 and the International Commedia Dell’Arte Conference 2013 at the University of Windsor, Canada.A Tale of Two Treaties is the only show of its kind in India. Deepal is the only Indian artist currently performing this style of theatre in India. This show guarantees a rambunctious combination of physical finesse, engaging theatre, and nonstop craziness which will leave an audience excited, amazed and thoroughly entertained.When : 15 November 2014Where : Alliance De Francaise, Lodhi Road, New Delhilast_img read more

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Tintin turns 86 mourns Charlie Hebdo deaths

first_imgFictional detective Tintin today turned 86 and used the occasion to express his solidarity with the families of the Charlie Hebdo attack victims. The rallying cry for the birthday is “I am Charlie – Je suis Charlie and Tintin expresses solidarity with the families of the victims!”, according to his website.It says the occasion is marked by the most horrible recent attacks against, among others, employees of Charlie Hebdo. Tintin, the amazing reporter and sleuth with the iconic quiff created by Georges Remi, better known as Herge, appeared for the first time in 1929, January 10 in the comic strip called “Le Petit Vingtieme”, together with his trusted canine companion Snowy. Among his friends, Snowy comes first – the faithful companion with a generous spirit. Secondly, Tchang appears in the family circle and becomes a lifelong friend of Tintin and almost a brother. Thirdly, Captain Haddock whose debut was to come a good 10 years later is ready to sacrifice his own life for Tintin.last_img read more

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From Consulate to former colony in Bengal all ready to cheer for

first_imgKolkata: When France walk out of the tunnel one last time this FIFA World Cup to take on Croatia in Sundays final, pockets of the football crazy city of Kolkata will share the common prayer with the French footballers in Moscow vying to lift the coveted trophy for the second time.At Alliance française du Bengale, affiliated to the international network of the Alliances françaises in the world, around 50 expatriates and students will come together in front of a giant screen at 8.30 pm local time to cheer for their team. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”For the final, we will screen the match at Alliance française du Bengale but only for our students, members and expats. There will also be some of the expats of other countries involved in the World Cup,” Fabrice Plançon, director of Alliance française du Bengale said.France played like a team possessed against star-studded Belgium in the semi-final on Tuesday, with centre back Samuel Umtiti netting a second-half winner.The Les Blues take on Croatia in the summit clash. The Croats came back a goal down to put it across England 2-1 in the second semi-final on Wednesday. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPAround 25-30 expats and French supporters in the city gathered at a plush city pub, ‘Someplace Else’ in south Kolkata to watch Tuesday’s riveting game. “We were in the pub with French expats from the Consulate, some French volunteers and some Indian French fans here,” Plançon said.”Thanks to our goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, we won the game I think. It was some kind of magic actions from him. After the game since it was late and we all had work the next day, we went home happy.” A day before the final comes the French national day. Plançon said it will be more special because of the football team playing in the title round. “On the French national day, an annual reception will be given by the Consulate at Novotel. We will celebrate the national day on the eve of the final, so it will be very exciting this year. The next day, let’s see what will happen,” he said.Meanwhile in Chandannagar, located 35 kilometres north of Kolkata, which was once a French colony then known as Chandernagore, the civic body has decided to beam the live telecast of the final on a giant screen on the bank of the Hooghly river. “We have planned it near Rabindra Bhavan on The Strand,” an official of Chandannagar Municipal Corporation said.Some programmes will also be organised to highlight a slice of France in the city.”The city is historically so close to France. I feel everybody should get behind the French on Sunday,” quipped Plançon. An hour’s drive from Kolkata, Chandannagar in Hooghly district was one of the first outposts of India’s colonial past, a French colony rather like Puducherry.It remained an overseas territory of France in India for different time periods stretching over 250 years since 1673. It finally became a part of the Indian union in 1952, five years after the country won independence from British rule.The town of Chandannagar still has strong French cultural links, which draw tourists from the European nation. The Chandannagar Museum and Institute (Institut de Chandernagore) possesses a rich collection of French antiques, while the Chandannagar gate constructed in 1937 on the anniversary of the Fall of Bastille, has etched on it the slogan of the French Revolution “Liberté, égalité, fraternité (Liberty, equality and fraternity)”.A French cemetery stands opposite a large lake. Another major attraction is the Sacred Heart Church that was designed by French Architect Jacques Duchatz, and inaugurated in 1884. On the day of the semi-final, the excitement of France’s qualification was palpable across Chandannagar —from Taldanga to Urdu Bazar, from The Strand to the Hospital More.”Like it is for maybe a Messi or Neymar across Kolkata, here our heroes are (Antoine) Griezmann, Kylian (Mbappe). I remember I was young in 1998 and we did not sleep the entire night,” a Chandannagar resident said.France lifted the World Cup for the first time in 1998, blanking Brazil 3-0. In 2006, they reached the final only to be beaten by Italy on penalties.last_img read more

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New faces likely to emerge in AAPs National Executive

first_imgAccording to the party’s Constitution, the National Executive has to be reconstituted every three years. The tenure of the present National Executive ends this month. The AAP came into being on November 26, 2012.The founding members – Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar – who were expelled from the party in April this year are to be replaced by new members.Christina Fami, AAP’s National Executive member from Tamil Nadu; Mayanak Gandhi and Subhash Ware  also tendered their resignations from the body. Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airportThe National Council is the body of founding members of the party. The Council ratifies all decisions taken by the party.Founding member and dissident AAP leader Shanti Bhushan, father of expelled rebel leader Prashant Bhushan, alleged that more than 40 National Council members have been served with show-cause notices and around 90 have not been informed about Monday’s meeting.He added that he would take all resources, political or legal, to stop “disgusting” treatment towards party workers and might also approach the Election Commission in this regard. Also Read – Disqualified AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, women’s wing chief join BJPBhushan criticised Kejriwal for hugging Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad at the sweaing-in ceremony of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar a few days ago. He also accused Kejriwal of running the party “like a dictator” and turning it into a khap panchayat. Bhushan accused the Delhi Chief Minister of “mala fide intention”. A day before AAP’s National Council (NC) meeting, he said the party had sent him a notice, informing about venue change from Constitution Club to a motel at Karnal Road at the last moment, which indicates mala fide intention.  “When I asked for a list of the invitees, they did not respond,” he said.“The meeting being held tomorrow is patently illegal and full of mala fide intentions. We are members of the National Council of AAP and also the founding members of the party. We have been observing a fall in morals and values of the party for a long time and have proofs of the wrong-doing and illegal activities being executed by the party,” the senior Bhushan said.Bhushan also called the party’s 4th National Council meeting in the national Capital as illegal and unconstitutional, alleging that the party had suspended 40 members to curb dissent without a valid reason just before the meeting. Sources said AAP had served suspension emails to its founding members. Bhushan said he would challenge the party’s move before the Election Commission and also in court to declare the NC meet null and void.last_img read more

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The life and times of women who influenced Tagore

first_imgBased on the life of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and his extended family and friends, this semi-fictional book tries to capture several vignettes of Bengali society and its culture of that era. By doing so, it also gives us an insight into the larger canvas that was India.Jorasanko, a neighbourhood north of Kolkata, has been linked to Tagore’s name forever. The book tells, with great aplomb, the story of Digambari, Prince Dwarkanath’s wife, who banished her illustrious husband from her household because he went against the dharma of his Vaishnav ancestors by hosting receptions where meat and liquor were served. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis uncompromising act of Rabindranath’s grandmother showed the existence of women of substance in a household that can be termed as Bengal’s first family. One is tempted to raise at least half a toast to this act of early rebellion, even though it was against the freewheeling lifestyle of a man who also hobnobbed extensively with Europeans. As painted by the author Aruna Chakravarti, the novel is largely set between the years 1859 and 1902 when a feudal mindset was slowly, reluctantly giving way to a liberal, westernised one. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAt the hub of the transition was Jnanadanandini, the dynamo wife of Maharshi Debendranath’s second son Satyendranath Tagore. Jnanadanandini has been dignified with the title of the “first modern woman” of Bengal when modernism was still in its infancy. She was perhaps one of the strongest influences on Rabindranath, who would eventually go on to change the face of Bengali literature forever.Providing a deeper insight into Tagore’s life, the author shows how Rabindranath flourished under the influence of Jnanadanandini, though it was his other sister-in-law, Kadambari, who discovered his potential as a poet and helped him to free the muses trapped within. Chakravarti, an academic, creative writer and translator, took the milieu in which the poet-philosopher lived, anchoring her vivid imagination to what would have been, rather than what really was.The book explores Rabindranath Tagore’s engagement with the freedom movement and his vision for holistic education, bringing alive his latter-day inspirations, Ranu Adhikari and Victoria Ocampo, mapping the histories of Tagore’s women, even as it goes on to describe the twilight years of one of the greatest luminaries of modern times.Rabindranath’s wife Mrinalini was unfortunate in the way she has been viewed by his contemporaries and succeeding generations of his readers as an “unworthy spouse” of one of the greatest men of the land.But in the author’s eyes she was not an unworthy spouse if one takes into consideration the restrictions under which women of the time were placed. Which should mean that the women who rose above their calling in the household did it despite those extreme odds. The book also delves deeply into the disquiet in the poet’s heart, his sadness and melancholy. How unhappy he was when he found that his ailing daughter was not getting adequate care from her in-laws.Amidst the many unhappiness, the bard was also busy building his dream project at Santiniketan – Visva-Bharati – which would become one of the finest universities of the land. The book is a sequel to the author’s ‘Jorasanko’, published in 2013. Both are part-fictional accounts of life and times of Tagore and the many women who influenced him in the ancestral mansion.The background themes of this rich palette include the Bengal Renaissance, the socio-political scene of India, the British colonial rule and the proposal by Lord Curzon to divide the poet’s beloved land into two.The fiction merges so well with the colours of history that you cannot help but let your senses ride along, in a journey which is both rich and satisfying. Read the book in one sitting if you can – the age comes alive and grabs you for a lasting impact.last_img read more

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Add some flower touch to your summer wardrobe

first_imgPack away the warm hues of winter and say hello to lively corals and florals because it’s time to usher in the summer! Floral is one trend that can never go out of fashion, say experts.Floral prints can make or break your look depending on how you wear it and here are a few tips to go floral this summer: 1. Add colour: Pick your best old summer outfit and add it with some bright and freshening floral colours and floral prints to add new life to your dull boring wardrobe and make it more stylish and trendy. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf2. Bloom in bottoms: Floral print in your bottoms is your best bet if you do not want a splash of flowers all over you. You can team these with single coloured short kurti or tank tops. Long skirts and palazzos are making a stylish comeback so you can choose from those too. Just make sure that you keep the top simple.3. Splash some (floral) on the top: Kurti and Jeans will always be in fashion, whether it’s Anushka Sharma’s ‘Breakup’ song or Deepika Padukone’s airport look in Piku. Be a little creative with your tops – floral kurtis with your ice blue ripped jeans will be a best match to enhance your summer look. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4. Floral scarf or dupattas: If you want to play safe and don’t want to go overboard with the floral print, then you can simply add a floral scarf or dupattas to your ensemble. A floral dupatta will go extremely well with a muted tone outfit. 5. Accessorise to add more charm: If you love everything floral, but want to do something beyond just outfits, then accessories are perfect for you. Floral patterns on necklaces, belts, hair clips, earrings, bags, bracelets, hats, footwear, and anything else that you can think of, can add vibrancy to even the simplest of looks. However, steer clear of too many accessories all at once, as too many colours will make you look like a flower pot. 6. Neon florals are also doing the rounds. It is perfect for someone who loves experimenting and making a statement.7. You can always style florals with the rest of our outfit or make the floral piece the main attraction. If you wear a blue and yellow floral skirt, always choose an existing colour in your skirt as your secondary piece of clothing. So, instead of pairing your floral skirt with a white top, pair it up with a blue top or a yellow top to get full marks on the fashion front!last_img read more

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Three small steps to zero hunger

first_imgHow many times has it happened that you ordered too much food and left it unfinished? Many times, I guess. Food wastage is a universal problem and even after much has been said and done about it, many countries have failed to control it. And India is getting worse than ever. Among 118 developing countries, India ranked 97, in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2016. This data is sufficient enough to show how serious the condition is.While we grapple with the crisis of food wastage, three class 11th girls, have already taken small little steps to minimise this wastage. Vandita Bhartiya, Rhea Kapuria, and Ikshita Puri strongly believe in the words of Mother Teresa – “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Their journey towards zero hunger began when the three girls went to a restaurant in Greater Kailash 1 for a light snack. “When we couldn’t finish what we ordered in that restaurant and saw the amount of food we wasted, it hit us really hard. Here we are sitting in an air conditioned restaurant, wasting food, and outside, dozens of people are begging to have a single meal. We just thought of the fact that we could have given the leftover food to these people instead of throwing it away.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTo make a point clear, when you order something, whatever is left on your plate is thrown away but the food in serving bowls can be used again. It is not always that the people order more and don’t finish, sometimes the restaurants also serve more than sufficient.These girls made it their business to know about the amount of food wasted and what is being done to it. “We spoke to the managers of several restaurants and found out about the wasted food. In most of the restaurants, the leftover food was consumed by their staff but even after that, much of it was thrown away because the food gets contaminated,” explained Ikshita. They reached out to over 50 restaurants, out of which only a handful agreed to help their cause. “In the beginning of our endeavour, we also approached a bakery and they agreed to help us. But we couldn’t accept their offer because we don’t have a cold storage vehicle to take it from one place to another,” sighed Vandita. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCurrently, these students have come to an understanding with only two restaurants to take leftover food – one in Saket and the other in Greater Kailash – and one whole slum area known as Sudhar Camp slum in Kalkaji, with approximately 500 people to feed. They have a single vehicle to go back and forth with oodles of food with a deadline to deliver it on the same day to avoid contamination in the sweltering heat. “We have kind of adopted that area in Kalkaji,” said Ikshita as the two of them agreed with her. Many restaurants don’t want to get associated with a novice, even if their intentions are good. In this case, the food might get contaminated; making a person sick and the restaurants will be blamed ultimately.For the future, the trio plans to deliver food to nearby slum areas of the restaurant they get food from but the current situation demands some more restaurants in the Kalkaji area to help them in their cause. “We picked up this slum purposely because traveling can damage the food. The restaurants that we have are in Saket and GK, so we send one car to Saket and the other (if we get one from any of our friends) to GK and then deliver the food to that area in Kalkaji. The slum looks small from the outside but if you go into the lanes, you will realize that just two restaurants are not enough to fulfill their needs,” said Ikshita.Even though they have scant resources and time, these girls are determined to fulfill the needs of this slum area. “We want that if we are covering an area then we do it properly, there should be no cutbacks on food. So right now our focus is that particular area in Kalkaji,” said Vandita.”We do this work on weekends and we inform the restaurants beforehand. Now the restaurants are attached to us so they also call us. And in the slum area also we have a person who we call up and tell them that we will be getting food for the day,” added Ikshita. While constantly thinking about how to get more and more restaurants to cooperate with them, Ikshita said, “Our steps are small but even if we reach 20-25 people, we will be satisfied because it’s for a good cause.” Zero Hunger by these students is just a small dent in a bigger problem but with support from people and restaurants, they can make a huge difference in the lives of thousands of people.last_img read more

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VIDEO Russell Westbrook shoved Steph Curry during ThunderWarriors scuffle

first_imgIt’s been established that the Thunder and Warriors don’t like each other. More specifically, Russell Westbrook hates the Warriors with every fiber of his being.The dislike boiled over into a physical confrontation during last night’s game, when Steph Curry got into some pushing and shoving with Semaj Christon during a jump ball in the first half. Russell Westbrook jumped right in the middle of the scuffle and shoved Curry.The Warriors easily won the game, 111-95. The hate is real.last_img

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Gottlieb OneandDones Dont Translate to Titles

first_imgGottlieb in for Colin:One-and-Dones Don’t Translate to TitlesDespite all the hype and massive preseason expectations, Duke lost to Michigan State in the Elite 8 yesterday, coming up short of the Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of NBA Lottery picks were knocked out by a Michigan State team stacked with upperclassmen and led by junior point guard Cassius Winston. The dagger shot coming from red shirt senior Nick Goings, over Williamson.Today, Doug pointed out that none of the the Final Four teams (Texas Tech, Virginia, Auburn and Michigan State) have one-and-dones, and that one-and-done factories like Kentucky and Duke haven’t dominated like everyone thought since fully embracing the one-and-done program model. Each team does have a title with one year players, but two in 15 years is far from dominant. Guests:Evan Daniels, Stephen Jackson, and T. J. Houshmandzadeh Also:– LeBron and Magic most responsible for Lakers’ disaster– 5 annoying types of sports people that need to go away– Under on 11.5 wins for the Patslast_img read more

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Inauguration Day What Businesses Can Expect From The Obama Administration

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. January 21, 2009 The Obama AdministrationBarack Hussein Obama taking the oath of office is a historic moment in myriad ways. As the first African-American to become president of the United States, his inauguration is a mighty symbol of American flexibility and optimism as we face unprecedented economic and political challenges at home and abroad.But Obama’s ascension to the nation’s highest office is much more than symbolic. His administration will be very different from the Bush regime it replaces and likely from the Clinton era as well. Those differences will be very real and will have an enormous effect on businesses small and large.His selection of a national chief technology officer will bring new focus to technology as an enabler of success. Not surprisingly, at bMighty, we think that’s a good thing. Similarly, Obama’s choices of Julius Genachowski to head the FCC and Janet Napolitano as chief of Homeland Security will affect how businesses use and secure technology and information. Karen Mills at the SBA may also have an impact on your business.The inauguration of a new president isn’t just inspiring spectacle. It’s also the start of real, substantive change that will have a big impact on your business — and given our financial pickle and the rising role of technology, perhaps even more so this time around.New SBA LeadershipKaren Mills’ appointment to head the SBA is intriguing. Obama’s swift choice indicates he’s serious about working with “Main Street,” but can a venture capitalist run the SBA?Mills was a founding partner/managing director of Solera Capital, a New York-based venture capital firm. She’s also a Harvard Business School graduate, president of private equity investment firm MMP Group, and, significantly, not a career politician. As marketing consultant Scott Testa says, “Venture capitalists by nature are risk takers, and it is an extremely competitive business. This administration may need to take some risks to help this very important component of the economy.”Though Mills’ experience is more ambitious entrepreneur than stereotypical mom-and-pop shop, that may be just what the SBA needs to inject new ideas and resources — and, in turn, boost the ailing economy.Technologist In ChiefThat Obama will have a CTO represents a huge step forward for government and technology. It sends the signal that technology is a priority for this administration. That Google CEO Eric Schmidt, rumored as a leading candidate, publically declared he didn’t want the job indicates the limited authority of the role in practice. But policy and budget limitations don’t diminish the importance of having a formal role for setting our national technology vision.Even a tech-savvy White House can’t compete with the technological innovation and flair of Silicon Valley, but Obama already has demonstrated a better grasp of how to harness IT than we’ve come to expect from government. From his dogged fight to keep his BlackBerry to his campaign’s use of text messaging and YouTube to his transition team’s use of Salesforce CRM Ideas to power a “citizen’s briefing book” for gathering ideas, Obama and his organization seek technology to boost productivity, extend reach, enhance transparency, and foster collaboration — a perspective long overdue inside the beltway.Whether the West Wing will adopt cloud computing remains to be seen, but some of the tech-centric initiatives you may see include R&D tax credits, more H-1B visas, expanded broadband access, support for net neutrality, more open source software, emphasis on green technologies and alternative energy, and patent reform.Worldwide Financial CrisisThe latter part of Obama’s campaign was about the economy — everything else took a backseat. Since his election, he’s taken a more active role than previous presidents-elect because of the fragility of not only the U.S. economy, but the global economy. Make no mistake, the financial crisis is the issue for the incoming administration; how Obama handles this issue will define his presidency.But despite all the talk of rescue packages for everyone from automakers to pornmakers, don’t expect a bailout for the more than 25 million U.S. small businesses. That doesn’t mean that the new administration doesn’t have plans to boost small business. Front and center is an expansion of the SBA loan program. There are also tax credits, a national incubator program, small-business health care tax credit, and a number of WPA-style programs that may offer opportunities for small businesses.But no one stimulus program is going to fix the economy. There are too many holes in the metaphorical dike to plug one at a time: from markets to mortgages to toxic assets to trade deficits to tight credit. The acclaim for Obama’s economic team has been widespread and the emphasis on economy first sends a message of calm and confidence that — let’s all hope — translates to the change and hope we’ve been hearing about.Privacy & SecuritySince President Bush signed the USA Patriot Act on Oct. 26, 2001, it has generated controversy — notably about government access to personal information. Originally, the act was intended to expire in 2003, but the bill has been reauthorized several times. So what will Obama do with the Patriot Act? He’s voted for reauthorization bills, but only with changes to prevent abuse of authority. Yet he supports a Patriot Act that strengthens civil liberties. Can Obama have it both ways?Obama has pushed for increased FTC funding specifically to fight cybercrime. He’s also vowed to create a transparent and connected democracy.Janet Napolitano’s appointment to lead Homeland Security could be groundbreaking. As governor of Arizona, she made controversial decisions on illegal immigration. As a Democrat in a heavily Republican state, she earned a reputation for practicality and her ability to work with both parties.That Obama is the first “wired” president spawned the term Obama 2.0. Considering how Obama spread info during his campaign, his administration is likely to set new precedents for electronic information.The Presidential BlackBerryAs this slideshow makes clear, the Obama administration is positioned to have a dramatic impact on American business and technology.Most of that is through actual policy decisions. But some of it, like the new president’s devotion to his BlackBerry, are mostly symbolic. But don’t think that doesn’t matter. The importance of the presidential bully pulpit has long been recognized, and Obama’s embrace of technology — from green tech to mobile e-mail and beyond — is already making a big difference.The New York Times estimates that Obama’s BlackBerry addiction is worth $50 million to Research In Motion, partly because the company is not paying for the endorsement. Of course, Obama may still have to surrender the BlackBerry to security concerns, and it’s unlikely that your company will get such a boost.But make no mistake, the new commander in chief is all about technology. And you can bet that emphasis will trickle down and affect the business world in all sorts of ways — including as a vital tool to help you beat the recession. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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Further Proof That a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

first_img Register Now » Goodhatch, a Los Angeles-based design-driven incubator that develops new products, brands and businesses, was struggling to manage its supply chain. The six-person staff was overseeing the development of roughly 25 products made in overseas factories for retail clients such as Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy, which included keeping track of and communicating notes and design changes from all parties.”Our overarching philosophy is to deliver the best to the most for the least,” says Goodhatch co-founder Matthew Paprocki. “But the problem was keeping track of it all. It’s a lot of work for not a lot of people.”Matthew Paprocki, co-founder of GoodhatchPhotos courtesy of GoodhatchThe Fix”We’d started using a desktop app called Skitch as a way to easily mark up PC screenshots,” Paprocki says.His firm found Skitch (owned by the Redwood City, Calif.-based company behind popular organizing app Evernote) useful as a way to track the evolution of product details in images. The app allowed them to make annotations and quick sketches directly on product images so that everyone could see and easily understand proposed changes, without having to open a sophisticated–and slow–editing tool such as Photoshop or Illustrator.But the real improvements came when Goodhatch started using Skitch’s no-cost mobile app. Suddenly, Paprocki had a frictionless system that let his team track notes and changes to products on their smartphones in real time.The ResultsPaprocki says the Skitch mobile app shaves roughly 70 percent off the time Goodhatch previously needed to create and share annotated images and notes using Photoshop. And sending and receiving those visual files reduces the time it takes to interpret text-based feedback–and makes it easier to understand. More important, he adds, “there has also been a clear net gain in the fidelity of the communications about a product. What I mean is, what is the cost of somebody misunderstanding a change? That could be massive.”A Second OpinionFree tools like Skitch can be fun and easy to use, but getting numerous people on board may be difficult, says Marco Perry, principal at Pensa, a Brooklyn-based product design and invention firm whose clients include Panasonic and PepsiCo.”The challenge of getting a large team behind one idea is that teams are made of members from different generations,” Perry says. “Skitch, in itself, is very nice and seamless and works for Goodhatch’s small staff. But every time I try to get a larger team to adopt an app like it as a collaboration platform, it often doesn’t pan out if the whole team doesn’t buy in.” Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3 min read July 6, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story appears in the July 2014 issue of . Subscribe »last_img read more

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People Are Still Using Terrible Passwords

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » 2 min read January 20, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Imagine you have a house where you keep your valuables. The rooms contain expensive family heirlooms, wads of cash and photos from that once-in-a-lifetime trip. You always make sure to keep the house locked, and you’re the only one with a key to the place. Now, would you hide the key under a welcome mat that reads: “There’s a key under here”?Obviously, this seems foolish. Now think of that house as the Internet, and instead of heirlooms, it has your banking information and Social Security number. There are still photos, but there is also access to your work files. Your password is the key that keeps it all safe, so if you pick a password like “123456,” you’re essentially giving cybercriminals a spare key to your sensitive data.Related: For Extra Safety, You Can Now Access Gmail With a Physical KeyWe’ve told you this before, but it seems a refresher might be in order.The Internet security app company SplashData has released its latest list of the worst passwords of the year. Once again, the dubious honor of the top slot goes to the geniuses who keep “123456” as their password of choice — though “12345,” “12345678” were in the top five, also.The worst passwords aren’t simply numerical. The silver medal in this event of computer carelessness goes to whoever uses “password” as a password. That includes you, Sony Pictures.  New to the list are the words “access,” “superman,” “batman,” “master” and “michael.” You can see the full collection of 25 cybersecurity fails here, but it’d probably be more useful to check out this infographic on how to create a password that’s effective.Related: 8 of the Biggest Data Breaches Ever and How They Happened (Infographic)   Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Tim Cook Tells Stephen Colbert He Had a Tremendous Responsibility to Come

first_img Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read Siri has some nerve. She asked Apple CEO Tim Cook for a raise on live TV last night, but not without a nudge from Stephen Colbert first. “Siri, what should I ask Tim Cook?” Colbert asked the wise-cracking virtual assistant as he wrapped up his 10-minute Late Night With Stephen Colbert interview with the Apple chief. Siri cooly responded: “Do me a favor. Ask him when I’m going to get a raise.” To which the bespeckled exec erupted into laughter. (Colbert also threatened to stab Cook in the neck with a fondue fork during the show, but that’s neither here nor there.)Last night’s Cook-Colbert tête-à-tête wasn’t all quips and giggles. Once the inevitable iPhone 6S show-and-tell was over, after Cook refused to spill the beans about Apple’s driverless car and admitted that he “hates” opportunistic Steve Jobs biopics, the conversation got heavy.Related: Tim Cook Is Gay. But As Apple’s CEO, That Isn’t His Biggest Revelation.Colbert went there. He popped a question about Cook’s sexuality. “You yourself came out as gay recently,” he said. “Was that an upgrade or just a feature that had not been turned on?” After a long, loud laugh, Cook shared what moved him to finally publicly say “I’m proud to be gay.”Just as he did in his famous Bloomberg Business essay last October, Cook told the story of how he was inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whom he has a photo of in his office. He said he reflects every day on this powerful quote from the civil rights pioneer: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”After challenging himself with that powerful question often, Cook felt he had “a tremendous responsibility” to come out. “It became clear to me,” he told Colbert. “Kids were getting bullied in schools. Kids were basically getting discriminated against. Kids were even being disclaimed by their own parents…that I needed to do something. Where I valued my privacy significantly, I felt that I was valuing it too far above what I could do with other people, so I wanted to tell everyone my truth.”Related: Leadership Lessons From Apple CEO Tim CookAnd, for those who didn’t already know he’s gay, Cook, never one to miss a prime promotional opportunity, said learning his truth was like bumping into something new on your iPhone. “It’s like discovering something in your iPhone,” he said, gesturing toward a shiny, new rose gold iPhone 6S on Colbert’s desk. “It’s always done, but you didn’t quite know it.”Yes, all things must point back to iPhone sales, even in vastly unrelated exchanges with Jobs’s predecessor.To see more from the interview, check out the video below:Related: Stephen Colbert Tries to Figure Out if Elon Musk Is a Superhero or Something More Sinister (VIDEO)center_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now September 16, 2015last_img read more

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With This App Women Always End Dates With More Cash in Hand

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read Dates set up by Ohlala end the same: with the man paying the woman for her time.Wait, what? You’d be forgiven to think the dating service sounds too similar to an escort service, but Ohlala CEO and co-founder Pia Poppenreiter says the monetary exchange is actually all about creating a connection and getting men and women to meet in person as quickly as possible.Related: 1 Billion Matches Later, Tinder Can Trace Its To-The-Moon Growth to Signing Up Sorority Girls “People have become overwhelmed by the time and difficulty it takes to get an actual date online,” Poppenreiter says. “Tired of the friction caused by superficial platforms that claim to offer an avenue for instant connections, we’ve focused Ohlala on creating true instant dates, making offline encounters happen quickly.”Ohlala currently only allows women to collect. Men still have to do most of the work, as they’re responsible for listing the details of a proposed date, what they’re looking for and the amount they’re willing to pay per hour.With the option to remain anonymous until indicating interest, women have 21 minutes to respond. Once a connection is made, the “couple” has four hours to negotiate pay or other details and go on the date.The co-founder says that by raising the stakes, allowing users to make intentions clear and adding a time limit, it makes the dating game clear and instantaneous. There are a few rules involved, too. For example, users have to be at least 21 and can get kicked off the service if they receive a certain number of complaints and warnings.The concept might not be too far fetched, as Ohlala recently raised $1.7 million. The app has already arranged 25,000 paid dates in just six months after launching in Berlin and later Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne and Dusseldorf. Though it’s difficult to confirm how much the hourly rate for dates are since they’re confirmed privately, listings offer anywhere from 200 to 250 euros. Ohlala made its debut in the U.S. with a launch in New York on Feb. 4.“The way the concept is right now it really fits the demand of a busy lifestyle and we find New York City to be the perfect place to test our product,” Poppenreiter says.For now, the app doesn’t support payments online, so transactions have to be made in person. However, Poppenreiter says her team is working on a version that would include the capability along with a fee.Transactions included or not, Poppenreiter believes what happens on the date is a private matter, which is why the company strives to protect the integrity of its users.So far, Poppenreiter says there hasn’t been any incidents or reports relating to Ohlala in its existing markets. The company hopes to keep things that way as it continuously works to update security and add more features, such as phone and user verification, online payment options, date review/feedback and possibly even turning the tables to allow women to offer dates and men make the selections.Poppenreiter’s interest in this particular market stems from a curiosity in the online dating culture after listening to a number of complaints regarding a lack of actual follow through on the part of potentials daters. Her last project, Pepper, was an app that was specifically created to connect users to erotic entertainers. Because of a number of issues regarding the interface, that venture didn’t catch on.Ohlala isn’t the only paid dating service in the U.S. A few online options span from sites such as HiDine (a dating service for foodies) and WhatsYourPrice.com, which promises men that they’ll “Go on More Dates With Beautiful Women … by simply using your wallet.”The big difference is these sites don’t mind being deemed a “Sugar Daddy” service.But common sense has never been a driving force in the game of dating and love. So who knows? Breaking it down to dollars and cents may help even the playing field. At the very least, you might get “Ohlalucky.”Related: HowAboutWe’s Founders Redefine Online Dating — And What It Means to Be a CEO  Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. February 4, 2016 Register Now »last_img read more

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These Companies Are Building an Autonomous Car Platform

first_img 2 min read August 24, 2016 This story originally appeared on PCMag Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Mobileye and Delphi Automotive are teaming up to build an autonomous driving system that carmakers can add to their vehicles as early as 2019.The companies’ so-called Central Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP) platform is geared towards car makers that might not want to spend millions on self-driving technology R&D. With CSLP, Delphi and Mobileye will offer Level 4 or 5 autonomous driving capability, in which Level 0 is where a driver controls all aspects of the car and Level 5 is a fully self-driving car that doesn’t even have a steering wheel or pedals. Delphi and Mobileye will demo their solution at CES 2017 and start fleeting testing shortly thereafter in order to start production by 2019.The companies declined to provide exact details on the deal, though Delphi CEOKevin Clark said during a conference call that it’s worth “hundreds of millions of dollars.” Delphi and Mobileye have actually worked together on various projects for 15 years, but this effort will “build a new class of machine intelligence capable of mimicking human driving capabilities,” said Mobileye’s Chairman and CTO, Amnon Shashua.In June Mobileye announced a deal with Intel and BMW to produce self-driving cars by 2021. When asked about that today, Shashua waved off concerns that BMW might be irked to hear that other car makers will get a self-driving solution before it does. The Delphi deal is “complementary,” he said.”The goal here is to build a solution for customers and BMW is a customer,” he responded. Whatever Mobileye does with Delphi will help BMW in the long run. And while Delphi and Mobileye want a production-ready solution by 2019, it might not get into cars until 2021, depending on when car makers buy in, the same time the BMW solution would arrive.Delphi, meanwhile, was selected earlier this month to provide vehicles and compatible software for a fleet of autonomous taxis in Singapore. Trials of six Audi SQ5s will continue for three years, before the commuter program goes live in 2022.Delphi already operates a self-driving fleet in Silicon Valley, and completed a coast-to-coast autonomous trip across the U.S. last year. The company is also eyeing pilot programs in North America and Europe. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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Elon Musk Says That Teslas Will be Able to Safely Stream Netflix

first_img You’ll soon be able to stream videos from Netflix and Hulu from Tesla dashboards, said CEO Elon Musk.In a tweet on Saturday, Musk wrote that the displays in cars will “soon” be able to stream YouTube and Netflix. He did not give an exact date but the changes could come within a few months and as soon as August, he said in a response to the tweet.Ability to stream YouTube & Netflix when car is stopped coming to your Tesla soon! Has an amazingly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfy seats & surround sound audio.— e^(@elonmusk) July 27, 2019He said that video streaming would only work when the car was stopped, similar to how games like “Cuphead” and “Super Breakout” currently work inside cars. The steering wheel works as the remote to play games.Musk has long wanted Tesla cars to act as hubs of entertainment content. In the tweet he said that customers could expect “an amazingly immersive, cinematic experience” because of the car’s surround sound and chairs.However, the ability for Tesla to roll out streaming is dependent on regulators approving self-driving. In February, Musk said he was “certain” that Tesla cars would be able to operate without a driver by the end of this year.”I think we will be feature-complete full self-driving this year, meaning the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up, take you all the way to your destination without an intervention — this year,” he said in a an interview with ARK Invest. “I would say that I am certain of that. That is not a question mark.” This story originally appeared on Business Insider 2 min read July 29, 2019 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more