It’s nearly impossible to go through a day without encountering polymers–molecules that play a part in paint, plastic, food packaging, car and plane parts, clothes, cell phones, computers, and even spaceships. That’s why an announcement today that IBM researchers have discovered a new class of polymers for the first time in decades is so interesting. The polymers in this class are self-healing, stronger than bone, and infinitely recyclable back to their starting material. advertisement advertisement The ability to selectively recycle a structural component of a material could have an especially significant impact in the semiconductor and advanced manufacturing industry. Companies could rework high-value but defective manufactured parts or chips instead of throwing them into landfills. This would bolster fabrication yields for chips while saving money and significantly decreasing waste.. According to a paper published today in Science, scientists from IBM … [Read more...] about New Super-Strong, Self-Healing, Infinitely Recyclable Polymers Will Change How We Make Things
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In October 2014, five months into office, the Narendra Modi government unveiled one of its biggest reforms, lifting state controls on diesel prices and aligning these with international crude oil costs.The bold decision was aided by a fall in global oil prices to near four-year lows, making for the first domestic diesel price cut since January 2009.Until then, diesel prices were determined by oil marketing companies, not based on crude oil price movements, but largely based on electoral implications.Close This was also aimed at helping offset the shocks when global crude oil prices shoot up. related news Here's all you need to know about Ships Recycling Bill, 2019 Centre may amend IBC to shield new owners of bankrupt companies : Report Government mulls tie-up with Amazon, Flipkart to help MSMEs boost sales: Report In a related move, from June 16, 2017, petrol and diesel prices are revised daily as opposed to fortnightly earlier.The smallest changes in international oil … [Read more...] about Modinomics | Biting the bullet on fuel reforms
Bharat Bond ETF, the initiative of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) of the government, was launched on December 12.The government had announced plans for debt ETFs in Budget 2019. The ETF has a duration of 3 years maturing in 2023 with a yield return of 6.69 percent and another duration of 7 years maturing in 2030 with a yield return of 7.58 percent. Both will be listed on NSE and BSE.Stressing on the appeal factor of 3-year and 7-year duration, Deepak Jasani Head Retail Research, HDFC Securities said, "Returns of this 3-year variant could be compared to Banking and PSU debt funds that have an average maturity of 2-4 years and a similar portfolio holding. Longer duration variant (10-years) would naturally bear high duration risk and can be considered by informed investors who want to take high duration bets."Close This ETF is managed by Edelweiss Mutual Fund. So the fund is called Edelweiss BHARAT Bond ETF, and the fund will invest in the bonds … [Read more...] about Mutual funds wrap: Bharat Bond ETF NFO open until December 20; Will retail investors bite?
Katherine Wintsch, the founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, spends her days helping giant consumer brands like Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, and LEGO understand one of their most important demographics: moms. It doesn’t hurt that she is one herself. advertisement advertisement Wintsch recently spoke with Fast Company to explain her philosophies for running a family-friendly company—and to share a calendar-engineering strategy that will probably change your life. FAST COMPANY: Can you talk a little bit about your routine–what you do before and after work, and then on weekends? KATHERINE WINTSCH: I’ll drop the kids off at school and then do yoga, usually 8:30 to 9:30, and then go into the office. I usually don’t get to the office until around 10, and then have a pretty pressure-packed, intense day until 6-ish. Another thing I do is I usually take time away from work to do personal errands versus doing them on the weekends. So if I have to get my … [Read more...] about This CEO’s Calendar Strategy Will Help You Reclaim Your Life
Apple’s newly launched 16-inch MacBook Pro featured several improvements from previous versions, particularly in the keyboard and cooling. The new MacBook Pro is arguably one of the best upgrades in Apple’s pro laptop lineup. However, some users have started reporting glitches in certain areas.Apple users will be pleased to hear that there’s nothing untoward with the new keyboard and there have been no reports of CPU throttling. But early 16-inch MacBook Pro users have started to experience bugs in the speakers and display.AppleInsider recently reported that 16-inch MacBook Pro owners are noticing an intermittent “popping” sound coming from the speakers. The sound isn’t outputted while playing but when you stop playback, close a window or skip to a part in the audio/video playback.Close Something like this may not seem like a major issue, but keep in mind the new MacBook Pro is a $2,400 (Approx. Rs 1,71,000) laptop. But speaker issues aside, MacBook … [Read more...] about Some users report glitches in new 16-inch MacBook Pro speakers and display