"The report mentions action of collection of carcass from the site and their disposal in the pits. The report also mentions rescue and rehabilitation of certain birds at emergency rescue facility and shifting to soft release enclosure. Mass mortality was not due to 'avian influenza' or 'pesticide poisoning' but due to avian botulism caused by Clostridium botulinum," the tribunal noted. … [Read more...] about Mass mortality of migratory birds at Sambhar lake not due to ‘avian influenza’, NGT told
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The minimum temperature at most places in Kashmir dropped several notches on January 24 as the cold wave tightened its grip on the valley, where light rain or snow is likely in the next few days, according to the Meteorological Department. The night temperature witnessed a drop of several degrees Celsius at most places in the valley owing to clear sky, a MeT official said here. … [Read more...] about Cold wave tightens grip on Kashmir; Drass records -30 degrees Celsius
“This would work well in the 30 to 40 Innovation Cities where young people are priced out of the market,” lead researcher Kent Larson explains. “At $1,000 per square foot in Boston, the extra cost of technology is trivial compared to space saved for a furnished apartment.” In other words, you could drop a CityHome box into a very tiny apartment that meets your budget and make that space infinitely more livable without breaking your bank. … [Read more...] about MIT’s CityHome Is A House In A Box You Control By Waving Your Hand
However, if Apple has any particular hope, it’s this: Amazon and Google are both invasive with consumer data. These companies track our activity largely with the goal of selling us something at just the right moment. Apple is far more transparent. It’s actively pushing machine learning to the device level by developing an on-device machine learning API and working on a specialized machine learning chip to bring advanced AI to your phone, theoretically, without all your data going to a server, where it might be accessible by the government, advertisers, and more. It’s making cross-device encryption a standard, which means a federal agent who seizes your phone at a border crossing–which happened during the Muslim ban–can’t as easily download its contents and read it all. And most of all, that new HomePod speaker, powered by Siri, will anonymize and encrypt everything you say. That means your private questions are not tied to your … [Read more...] about Why Does Apple Think It Can Get Away With Selling Overpriced Stuff?
Ori–a riff on origami, the Japanese art of paper folding–got its start as a project at the MIT Media Lab. Recognizing the rise of micro apartments in cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle, Larrea and four fellow students in the Changing Places research group designed CityHome–essentially an entire apartment within the footprint of a twin bed. The prototype was a finalist in the 2014 Innovation by Design Awards and now it has made the leap into a consumer product that’s hitting the market in early 2017. … [Read more...] about Coming To Market: An Apartment In A Box That Morphs At The Press Of A Button