There is a need to change the development paradigm and aim for a climate resilient development, moving away from traditional metrics, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said.Address the fourth Asia Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation that began here on Monday, he said, "The new urban infrastructure should be low-carbon, green and climate resilient."In a series of tweets, Naidu also emphasised that climate vulnerability and its likely impacts should be factored in all development strategies.Close The three-day event is being hosted by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation in association with UN (ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability). related news Prime Minister Modi pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on 69th death anniversary People light candles for Sam in Guwahati; AASU leader meets family 10 held from 2 boats off Mumbai coast with US dollars, drugs This event is being organised in India for the first time and 31 countries are taking part in … [Read more...] about Need to change development paradigm, aim for climate resilient development: Venkaiah Naidu
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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
When Matthew Corrin imagined the opening of his fresh-produce-serving, fast-food restaurant, he imagined a line-up of hungry office workers looking for a healthy lunch alternative to greasy fast food chains. What actually happened was chaos. advertisement advertisement One opening day, the founder and CEO of Freshii sliced his finger and had to rush his kitchen manager, who’d broken his nose after fainting at the sight of Corrin’s bloody finger, to the hospital. His business was off to a rough start. Then again, what would you expect of a 23-year-old who had never taken a business course or worked in food service? Now, nine years later, even Corrin is surprised of his success. “I had a concept of more than one and probably less than 10 (locations),” he laughs. The company is now a global chain with 160 locations in 50 cities in nine countries. Corrin’s inspiration was born of his frustration with healthy lunch options when he was working as a … [Read more...] about When Founding A Company With No Experience Isn’t A Huge Mistake
I arrived at MillerCoors’s Chicago headquarters on a sultry summer day, the kind that makes you crave an icy beer. I was here to learn what lay behind Coors Light’s frosty themed advertising, and my PR handler ferried me along a well-organized tour of the marketing wing. advertisement advertisement I saw the “lab,” a windowed cell with aluminum bookshelves full of packages that employees brought in for inspiration: a sleek Sapporo can; a bright box of Tide; and more. I listened to boilerplate information from a Miller executive in the “Great Taste Room” (“Less Filling” is next door). But what I really hoped to find out was the question on the minds of the countless beer drinkers who’ve stared curiously at the Two-Stage Cold Activation bottles and cans that Coors released last year: How cold is super cold? “I can’t give you proprietary information,” a company rep stonewalled. MillerCoors did provide … [Read more...] about How Cold Is Coors Light’s Super Cold Beer?
The United States and China cooled their trade war on November 13 and announced "Phase one" agreement that reduces some US tariffs in exchange for what officials said would be a big jump in Chinese purchases of American farm products and other goods.Beijing has agreed to import at least $200 billion in additional US goods and services over the next two years on top of the amount it purchased in 2017, the top US trade negotiator said on November 13.If the purchases are made, they would represent a huge jump in US exports to China. China bought $130 billion in American goods in 2017 before the trade war began, and $56 billion in services, data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis show.Close In return, the US would suspend tariffs on Chinese goods due to go into effect on December 15 and reduce others, officials said. The 86-page agreement is due to be signed the first week of January in Washington by principal negotiators. related news Hong Kong leader Lam … [Read more...] about US-China trade deal cuts tariffs for Beijing promise of big farm purchases