In 1964, AT&T unveiled its Picturephone—a telephone with video as well as audio—at the New York World’s Fair and at Disneyland. It was an iconic moment for personal technology. But when the company then launched a commercial video-calling service, you had to go to one of three Picturephone stations in the U.S.—New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago—and pay at least $16 to make a three-minute call. So it was no shocker that this service didn’t exactly change the world. … [Read more...] about Watch the first videoconference, which took place 50 years ago today
· Advocacy role for quality of life. Half of employed adult life is spent at the workplace and this affects the health in many ways. Yet most employers neglect the work-life balance and wellness issues within companies. Insurance companies and health care providers should advocate the case for healthy work life including compensation, lifestyle, stress reduction and morale. Bulging waistlines trigger increases in blood pressure and blood sugar, reaching epidemic proportions, and maintaining this lifestyle leads to increased risk for all, including employees, employers, insurers and providers. … [Read more...] about How to create value with healthcare
Using the strategies These strategies were typically used as additional information within a sentence. For example, if Maloney, the senior fellow at Brookings, were to cut her disciplinary expertise in the following sentence—the phrase within the commas—it would still make rational sense: “From my perspective, as someone who works on Iranian internal politics and economics and on the U.S.-Iran relationship, we are coming at the end of a long period of limbo.” … [Read more...] about 11 science-backed ways to boost your credibility when you work remotely
The more comprehensively the shift can happen, the more it can make cities safer. Around a quarter of gas mains are more than 50 years old. In New York City, a gas main that broke in Harlem in 2014, blowing up half a block of buildings and killing eight people, had been installed in 1887. In Massachusetts, where the pressure in gas lines caused a series of explosions and fires in 40 homes in 2018, one out of every four miles of gas mains were installed before 1940. In Baltimore, where pipe joints installed in the 1950s and 1960s are beginning to fail more frequently, gas leaks increased by 75% between 2009 and 2016. Nearly two dozen leaks are discovered each day, each pumping methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. (The local utility notes that it isn’t yet clear what caused Monday’s explosion, and the pipes in that particular neighborhood are not among the infrastructure that has been prioritized for replacement.) … [Read more...] about What will it take for cities to get rid of natural gas?
"We attach absolutely no importance to what my grand- nephew says. He is immature...I have clearly said that I have 100 percent trust in the Maharashtra Police and Mumbai Police. But if someone still wants a CBI probe into it, then there is no reason to oppose that too," the NCP chief told reporters here after a meeting with Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. … [Read more...] about Sushant Singh Rajput death case | We don’t give any importance to what Parth Pawar says: Sharad Pawar