We’ve all had those moments where we’ve wished for another set of hands. Now, researchers are making that dream come true. Scientists from the Inami Hiyama Laboratory, in Tokyo, are developing a second pair of arms that you wear like a backpack and control with your feet. They’re called MetaLimbs. advertisement advertisement The robo appendages themselves, spotted on Prosthetic Knowledge, feature articulated elbows, wrists, and fingers. They’re capable of very sensitive motions, including holding a sheet of paper while you draw on it, grasping a cup and lifting it to your mouth, and even wielding a hot soldering iron while your real hands finesse whatever is being soldered. But how do you actually control the new hands and arms? That work is done through your old feet and legs, which are fit with motion tracking markers followed by a camera, as well as bending sensors. So to bend your robo arm, you bend your fleshy leg. To squeeze a ball, … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Productivity Tool: A Robotic Third Arm
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Abraham C MathewsIn 1988, the then Democratic Party’s candidate for American President, Michael Dukakis, a staunch opponent of death penalty, had a major on-screen gaffe. During the presidential debates, he was asked whether he would still support the death penalty if it was his wife who was raped and murdered. He replied in the negative. That answer is widely considered to have cost him the election, which was won by his opponent George HW Bush, as Dukakis came across as a weak and faint-hearted liberal.Eight years later, Bill Clinton, when asked the same question took no chances. He affirmed his support for the death penalty. Politicians in India too have been largely wary of publicly standing up for ‘due process’ in cases that shock our conscience, and for good reason that it an invitation to immediate public anger. However that is all the more reason why we must ask whether ‘revenge’, that is, ‘an eye for an eye’, has any place in civilised … [Read more...] about Society | The answer to barbaric crimes is not more barbarism
A senior Shiv Sena leader on Monday claimed that Maharashtra Chief Minister and party president Uddhav Thackeray had given "oral orders" against felling of trees for the proposed memorial of his late father and Sena founder Bal Thackeray in Aurangabad.On Sunday, the ruling Sena got trolled after media reports emerged that the memorial would require felling of some 1,000 trees."We have received oral orders from Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday night asking us not to touch any tree for building the memorial. We will build the memorial by keeping all the trees intact," senior Sena leader and former Aurangabad MP Chandrakant Khaire told PTI.Close On reports that trees need to be felled for the project, Khaire said such rumours are being spread by vested interests who are against the memorial, which will come up in Priyadrshini Garden in Cidco area of the city. related news Karnataka: Siddaramaiah resigns as Congress Legislative Party leader after bypoll performance SC … [Read more...] about Don’t touch trees for Bal Thackeray memorial in Aurangabad: Uddhav
Systematic investment plans, better known as SIPs, are in the news again. This time for showing a rise in their collections in the first quarter of FY19 despite volatile markets.According to the Association of Mutual Funds in India, in April-June of FY19, the 43-player industry collected a total of Rs 21,548 crore through SIPs, 58 percent higher than the Rs 13,597 crore collected in the same period last year.AMFI data also shows that the MF industry added 9.83 lakh SIP accounts on an average during the first quarter of FY19, with an average size of around Rs 3,300 per SIP account as compared with Rs 3,250 last year.Close At present, domestic mutual funds have about 2.29 crore active SIP accounts, through which investors regularly invest in Indian MF schemes.Himadri BuchAssistant Editor|Moneycontrol.com AMFI monthly report: Outflows from credit risk funds rise, inflows into equity funds plummet 85%UTI AMC-PSUs-SEBI Saga: Is it a special case treatment of SEBI relenting with extension … [Read more...] about What is driving SIP inflows even when equity markets are volatile?
The rupee's depreciation against the US dollar has improved the business outlook for the information technology and pharmaceutical sectors and has boosted their fortunes, according to Krishna Sanghavi, Head – Equity, Canara Robeco Mutual Fund.In an interview to Moneycontrol, Sanghavi said the fund house also likes retail and corporate banks for investments. He, however, said it is underweight on non-banking financial companies, global commodities, and the automobile and telecom sectors.Sanghavi believes retail-oriented NBFCs with a sound management track record, risk management processes, and reasonable valuations offer an attractive investment opportunity in the current environment.Close Speaking about the rupee's depreciation, Sanghavi said that a depreciating currency typically helps businesses that are engaged in export-oriented business and/or import substitution as their competitiveness improves, leading to improved profitability.Himadri BuchAssistant … [Read more...] about Canara Robeco MF likes IT, pharma, bank, consumption stocks: Krishna Sanghavi