Author Archives: Loknath Das

New Robotic System Can 3D Print Entire Buildings

MIT scientists have designed a new robotic system that can 3D print the basic structure of an entire building, an advance that would make building houses a faster, less expensive process. The building could also be completely customised to the needs of a particular site and the desires of its maker. Even the internal structure could be modified in new Read More


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Schools cutting mental health services to plug funding gaps, warn MPs

The MPs said in their report that more than half of all mental ill health starts before the age of 15. Photograph: Alamy Cash-strapped schools are cutting mental health services such as counsellors and pastoral provision as they try to cover funding gaps, two influential groups of MPs have said.   The health and education select committees joined forces for Read More


BAKER VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION AIMS TO AID INNOVATIVE TEACHING

A conversation among moms started Kim Mosier into researching different education models, and ultimately led to developing the Baker Valley Education Foundation. “Somewhere in my research on expeditionary learning, I came across education foundations,” said Mosier, who lives in Baker City. (Expeditionary learning is an in-depth, project-based approach. This year, fifth-graders at South Baker Intermediate School have completed several “expeditions.”) Read More


9 Investigates: Prison baby ‘business’

  OCALA, Fla. – 9 Investigates learned adoption attorneys are paying for food, clothing and other items for inmates serving sentences right here in Central Florida, in anticipation of being able to adopt out those inmates’ babies.   Though some describe it as ‘buying a baby,’ it’s legal, and one particular attorney has been supporting both pregnant inmates and others Read More


8 Best Buffet Restaurants in Pune: Feast On

To be honest, a buffet is not my first port of call when I want to dine out; I find the choice overwhelming, the items repetitive, and the quality of the food unpredictable. But of course, there are always exceptions to the rule and the buffet is no exception. Pune offers up some exceptional buffet options, and I’ve written about Read More


Chronic Kidney Patients’ Urine Can Predict Their Risk of Death

A new study suggests that marker in urine can reveal a lot about the health of patients with chronic kidney disease. A team of experts from the University of Utah has found that low ammonium excretion in the urine of such patients may put them at higher risk of disease progression and even. The experts studied 1,044 individuals with Chronic Read More


Uber’s Revenue Hits $6.5 Billion in 2016, Still Has Large Loss

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc generated $6.5 billion (roughly Rs. 41,914 crores) in revenue last year and its gross bookings doubled to $20 billion (roughly Rs. 1,28,964 crores), the company said on Friday. Its adjusted net loss was $2.8 billion (roughly Rs. 18,054 crores), excluding the operation in China it sold last year, Uber said. As a private company, now Read More


Trump proposes to cut business tax to 15%

The White House made its opening bid for what officials called the “biggest tax cut” in US history — with cuts that would benefit businesses, the middle class and certain high-earning individuals — but left unanswered questions about whether the plan would be paid for, or how. A list of goals for the tax overhaul, unveiled by President Donald Trump’s Read More


Golf takes step back in reducing technologys role

During Wednesday’s matinee between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants infielder Eduardo Nunez was thrown out trying to steal second base in the bottom of the first inning. Although Nunez was originally called out, after an official review the call was reversed thanks to the latest in video technology. The play was studied numerous times in high definition Read More


What RERA means for real estate agents, under-construction projects

The deadline for establishing a real estate regulator is almost over. According to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, which was enacted on 1 May 2016, a regulator under the Act should come in to existence by 1 May 2017. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MUHPA) had notified 69 sections of the Act on 30 Read More