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Vodafone and Ericsson demonstrate new 5G Proof of Concept. 
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Good news: The ozone hole is getting smaller, thanks to phase out of CFCs.
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"There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses." - Bjarne Stroustrup
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 Two years ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to open access to his company’s patents to anyone – a move that ran completely counter to traditional competitive behavior. Why would a company give away its hard-earned designs and technology to its rivals?
In the years ahead, successful companies will take the lead in tackling the most urgent development challenges of our time – everything from poverty and disease to climate change. The trick is to identify solutions that address such challenges in ways that are profitable and sustainable in the long run – and then scale them up.
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Over 155 million Americans play video games, and spend upwards of 3 billion hours per week engrossed in a game. We need to make kids as addicted to learning as they are to gaming. One strategy is to literally "gamify" learning itself. Full blog: http://buff.ly/28RfgMb

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Over 155 million Americans play video games, and spend upwards of 3 billion hours per week engrossed in a game. We need to make kids as addicted to learning as they are to gaming. One strategy is to literally "gamify" learning itself. Full blog: http://buff.ly/28RfgMb
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The complexity of climate systems makes forecasting the monsoon tough. It is erratic anyway: four years in every ten, it is abnormal. Furthermore, humans are changing the environment. Clearing forest and vegetation means less water is stored in the land, for example. Air pollution is a huge problem, too, much of it caused by cooking at home. The polluting aerosols, such as black carbon, released by this and other activities interact with sunlight. Some of these tiny particles—many less than one tenth of the width of a human hair—scatter it, while others absorb it. Both effects alter the heating of the atmospheric column, and thus the heating of the land relative to the ocean—a phenomenon which helps drive the monsoon.

The heat trapped by greenhouse gases is likely to lead to even greater variability in the monsoon. Rainfall extremes are expected to increase, thanks partly to the fact that a warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture (about 7% more for every 1°C of warming). And the world is sweltering. This year is almost certain to be the hottest ever recorded; 370 months in a row have now been either warm or warmer-than-average, according to the World Meteorological Organisation, a UN agency.
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Alan Turing was born on this day in 1912. May we never forget his story and never let this happen again - Brainpicker
On the man who was caught between the past and the future in clothes a size too small, and profoundly changed our lives anyway.
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Woman Power : From my Cambridge apt to 4,000+ employees nationwide - my journey developing & growing @stitchfix! via @Cosmopolitan

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​Katrina Lake founded Stitch Fix out of her apartment while she was still in business school.​
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Sweden Opens World’s First Electric Highway.
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A 22 kilometer stretch of the E16 road in Sweden is fitted with power lines overhead, developed by Siemens, providing electricity to hybrid trucks.
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More than 1 billion people use Google Maps every month, making it possibly the most popular atlas ever created. On Monday, it gets a makeover, and its many users will see something different when they examine the planet’s forests, fields, seas, and cities.
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The Mill's Blackbird is a car that can be morphed to look like any vehicle using visual effects. That way, car commercials don't have to be reshot when new models come out. So we can watch exactly the same car commercials, over and over and over, with the exact same roads in the exact same weather with the car driving the exact same route -- except it will be this year's model car! How cool is that?

Another vehicle with a big camera crane drives alongside the Blackbird filming it, and by detecting the special markers on the Blackbird, the visual effects dudes and dudettes can replace the car in any footage with any car using computer graphics. The length (of the actual car, not the computer graphics) can be expanded 4 feet to mimic a wide range of vehicles from sports cars to SUVs. It took 2 years of development. Since it cuts the cost of shooting car commercials, manufacturers could make ads that look more like the Fast and the Furious than Driving Ms. Daisy, never mind truth in advertising (har) or that you shouldn't drive like that in real life.
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The Mill's Blackbird is a car that can be morphed to look like any vehicle using visual effects. That way, car commercials don't have to be reshot when new models come out. So we can watch exactly the same car commercials, over and over and over, with the exact same roads in the exact same weather with the car driving the exact same route -- except it will be this year's model car! How cool is that?

Another vehicle with a big camera crane drives alongside the Blackbird filming it, and by detecting the special markers on the Blackbird, the visual effects dudes and dudettes can replace the car in any footage with any car using computer graphics. The length (of the actual car, not the computer graphics) can be expanded 4 feet to mimic a wide range of vehicles from sports cars to SUVs. It took 2 years of development. Since it cuts the cost of shooting car commercials, manufacturers could make ads that look more like the Fast and the Furious than Driving Ms. Daisy, never mind truth in advertising (har) or that you shouldn't drive like that in real life.
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Education

"No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,”Nietzsches wrote in his 1873 reflection on the true value of education.

The task of education, John Dewey asserted a generation later in his timeless treatise on how we think, is not “to teach every possible item of information [but] to cultivate deep-seated and effective habits of discriminating tested beliefs from mere assertions, guesses, and opinions.”

But in order to reap the rewards of what we call education, we must actively elect the acquisition of those mental habits — for, as Adrienne Rich argued in her spectacular 1977 commencement address, an education is something we claim rather than something we get.
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Development Manager at Kale Consultants Ltd
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Business Intelligence, SAP Business Objects 4.0, SAP Dashboard Design (Xcelsius), PL/SQL, Requirement Analysis, Data Warehousing and Data Modeling
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  • Rolta India Ltd
    Software Project Leader, 2005 - present
    Leading Rolta's BI Product Team on SAP technology Stack.
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A 6.5 Years BI Professional. Interested in anything related to tech and science. Fascinated by algorithms. 
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Survived Bachelor of Engg in Computers from Mumbai University, Married, One cute little daughter.
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