Cathal Garvey used to work in cancer research. Now he is the scientific director of IndieBio, a biotech accelerator based in Cork, Ireland which is about to open a branch in San Francisco. Garvey originally studied genetics. “I got into genetics after seeing a documentary about it when it was quite young.” he says.”I had already decided that I was going to be a biologist at an even younger age. And then I thought ‘Oh my God, living things operate on a code.’” advertisement advertisement After graduating, Garvey became interested in the DIYBio movement of amateur biotechnologists. “I started seeing all these people doing really exciting stuff,” he says. “They were just doing what they wanted to do. It was what I imagined I would do when I was going into college and what I imagined nobody ever got a chance to do when leaving college.” So Garvey quit cancer research, built a lab in his mother’s spare bedroom, and … [Read more...] about Biocoding For Beginners
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Vibhuti GargThe Indian power sector is under huge stress and struggling with issues across the value chain: thermal generation exposed to a huge non-performing asset (NPA) burden of over Rs 10 trillion ($144 billion) as of FY2018; an inadequate transmission network leading to grid congestion and curtailment; and, increasing indebtedness and the deteriorating financial health of distribution companies (discoms). Support for the under-recovery of discoms selling electricity at below-market prices, usually for residential and agricultural users, was the single-largest source of energy subsidy expenditure in FY2017: Rs 74,925 crore ($11.2 billion).In particular, thermal power plant developers are under huge pressure. Capacity utilisation rates have been below 60 per cent over the past two years, combined with excessive financial leverage that makes debt servicing extremely difficult. Further, late payments by loss-making DISCOMs and renegotiation of tariffs on power purchase agreements … [Read more...] about Climate Crisis | How to untangle the mixed signals on coal in India?
Shishir AsthanaLeonardo Da Vinci’s words, ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’ rings as true for trading as it does for other fields.However, many technical analysts and traders in the market complicate their recommendations or strategies by using multiple indicators and jargons to impress fellow traders and novices.Close Moving averages are the simplest overlays on a price chart, and give a clear picture of the price movement. Yet it is often ignored by technical analysts and ‘experts’ because of the number of loss-making trade it generates. related news Asit Baran Pati | An options buyer journey to financial freedom What to look forward to at this year's Traders Carnival How Vishal Mehta undertook a journey from discretionary to system trading for consistent gains Nooruddin Fidai (@nsfidai) however has made a career successfully trading moving averages.When Fidai rose to speak at the Investors Carnival in Goa after a … [Read more...] about Nooruddin Fidai | Creating magic out of moving averages
Some time in the future, we may all drive electric vehicles (fingers crossed). But getting there is going to take time. There are already a host of quality electric on the road, from the Tesla Model S to the BMW i3. And yet sales are still pretty anemic, mostly because of concerns over cost and range. advertisement advertisement In the long run, the only thing that’s going to help is better, cheaper batteries. But there’s a host of ways we can encourage adoption of EVs now, even without new technology. The EV City Casebook, a new report commissioned by the Clean Energy Ministerial government group and the International Energy Agency, lays out 50 ideas from around the world. Below, six of the best: Re-using old batteries One of the most promising ways of offsetting the cost of batteries today is to use them for something other than powering cars. The University of Delaware is trialling “vehicle to grid” concepts where batteries back up the mainstream … [Read more...] about 6 Ways To Encourage Electric Transport
An architect is suing Google for allegedly stealing his idea for a building technology that makes the design and construction of tall buildings cheaper and more efficient. advertisement advertisement Israeli-born architect Eli Attia, along with technology company Max Sound Corp., has brought a lawsuit against the Silicon Valley titan over Flux, a Google X-developed startup launched earlier this year that makes software for designing environmentally friendly buildings cheaply and quickly. “Flux said its system will use data and algorithms to manage trade-offs between upfront construction costs, operating expenses over the life of the buildings, the experience of the occupants and the impact on the environment,” the Wall Street Journal wrote of the company in May, when it announced it had raised $8 million in funding. However, Attia, who worked with legendary architect Philip Johnson and has designed a number of skyscrapers, says that Google brought him in to share … [Read more...] about Architect Sues Google For Allegedly Stealing Eco-Friendly Building Technology