Houston: Three engineers, including two of Indian origin, are producing eco friendly polymers using material from shrimps, mushrooms and other organisms to produce high impact multilayered coatings that can protect soldiers in the battlefield, according to a statement.Two Indian American engineers along with another at the University of Houston are using chitin a derivative of glucose found in the cellular walls of arthropods and fungi and 3D printing techniques to produce the coatings, the varsity said in a statement.
Pre heart failure is defined as a state of myocardial dysfunction, which is at a high risk for developing complete heart failure. This is similar to pre diabetes or pre hypertension for developing diabetes mellitus and hypertension, respectively.Pre heart failure could result in changes in cardiac muscles known as remodelling, which helps to keep the blood pumping, but the ventricular walls may eventually weaken causing difficulty in pumping adequate blood to the circulatory system resulting in chronic heart failure.
As one of Gloucester''s historic gate streets, Eastgate Street has seen its share of action through the years from the Roman''s who built the walls we can still see today beneath glass outside Boots to the Siege of Gloucester.Long before its current guise, as a pedestrian friendly shopping street it was the busiest road through the city, taking cars straight through the heart of Gloucester and out towards Westgate Bridge. Before cars ran up and over the cross the trams brought people to the city centre, and before that the horses and carts.
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An Indian havildar, or junior officer, who was part of a Sappers and Miners unit stationed in Egypt during the height of World War II, wrote back home in June 1943: From my personal experience I can tell you that the food we get here is much better than that we soldiers get in India. But whenever I sit for my meals, a dreadful picture of the appalling Indian food problem passes through my mind, leaving a cloudy sediment on the walls of my heart which makes me nauseous and often I leave my meals untouched."The soldier identified with this imagined community of sufferers in his homeland through his own body, as the pain of distant hunger reached out, resulting in him being heartsick and unable to eat. Another havildar clerk, writing to relatives, related his feelings of helplessness to the extraordinary conditions of the Indian wartime marketplace: I am terribly sorry to learn about the food situation in India and it seems as if there is no salvation for me. What is the use of money when we are unable to obtain the necessities of life in exchange for it? The situation would drive even the most level headed of us to madness and when we think of conditions in India we become crazy as lunatics."
The source of the pictures is the German tech blog, Winfuture.de. The pictures are promo images and they show that the Google Nest Mini looks just like the 2017 Google Home Mini. It still has that donut design and it comes in anthracite, coral, rock candy (light gray) and sky blue.The Nest Mini may pass for the Home Mini but that is only when you place them face up. If you turn them upside down, then you should see a distinguishing feature. Google has put a hole at the bottom of the Nest Mini to make it easy to hang on walls rather than sitting on a flat surface. They have also included a 1.5 meter long cable that should suffice when you mount the speaker on the wall.
A survey was done by SRL Diagnostics across India between 2014 to 2016 that considered more than 3.3 million lipid profiles. This survey revealed that, nearly 50 per cent of women in India live with an abnormal cholesterol level, an alarming indicator of the risk of their being prone to cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The numbers look dangerous and experts believe that these are expected to rise. In India, cardiovascular diseases are number one killer amongst women. It becomes more dangerous because the symptoms may appear differently in women than in men. These are more fatal in women when she enters post menopausal phase. Increase in the number of women smokers, consumption of saturated fats and sedentary lifestyle are considered major contributors to deteriorating heart health of women.Experts explain that few symptoms, that appear both in men and women, have more serious impact on a woman s heart than men. For instance, ill effects of smoking on a woman s cardiac health is much more than on men. Smoking is very common amongst young generation today. It damages the walls of the arteries and increase heart attack risk. Similarly, the levels of bad cholesterol are founder higher in women as compared to men. Some hormonal supplements that women are suggested to take post menopause result in higher level of estrogen. It may lead to a risk of a heart disease. It s important to consult a physician before starting the consumption of such supplements.
Hollywood stars came out in full force for the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. The red carpet buzz surrounded Perry #39;s history making as the first African American actor director writer producer to own a studio outright with no partners or corporate backing.A list stars including Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Tiffany Haddish and Stacey Abrams walked the carpet lined with walls adorned in roses and shared their admiration and support for Perry.
You May Also Like: 5 Best Submarines of All Time, 5 Best Aircraft Carriers of All Time, 5 Best Battleships of All Time and Worst Submarine of All Time. Key point: Much of our WWII history makes assumptions or simplifies what happened. For instance, horses were still widely used in addition to mechanized units. The Second World War remains an enduringly fascinating subject, but despite the large number of films, documentaries, books and even comics on the subject, our understanding of this catastrophic conflict, even seven decades on, remains heavily dependent on conventional wisdom, propaganda and an interpretation skewed by the information available. In my new book The War in the West: Germany Ascendant 1939 1941, first in a three volume history, I am challenging a number of long held assumptions about the war, many of which are based on truth by common knowledge, rather than through detailed and painstaking research.My Damascene moment came some years ago when I was being given a tour of the Small Arms Unit at the British Staff College at Shrivenham. I was glancing at a German MG42, known as a Spandau by the Allies. Of course, that was the best machine gun of the war, I commented, relaying what I d read in many books. Says who? Says who? retorted my guide and head of the unit, John Starling. In the next few minutes, he proceeded to deconstruct everything I thought I knew about this infamous weapon: that its phenomenal rate of fire caused massive problems of over heating, that it was widely inaccurate (for which having since fired one, I can now vouch), that is was incredibly expensive to manufacture, massively over engineered and lacked certain simple additions that would have made its handling so much easier. The men supporting this weapon not only had to carry vast amounts of ammunition to feed this thirsty beast, they also had to lumber around six spare barrels because of its readiness to over heat. And each barrel bore multiple inspection stamps. Which were, John told me, an utter waste of time in the middle of total war. Also From TNI: Donald Trump: The Worst President Ever? Also From TNI: Donald Trump: Best President Ever? Also From TNI: Why Japan Really Lost Pearl Harbor I was gobsmacked, but this visit led me down an entirely new line of research, and one that was equally revelatory. I began to realize that almost everything the Germans made was over engineered, from the tanks to gas mask cases to the field jacket of the lowly landser. Eventually, in the German military archives in Freiburg in the Black Forest, I found a memo from early December 1941, signed by Hitler, in which was the line, From now on, we have to stop making such complete and aesthetic weapons. In other words, up to that point, they had been consciously doing so. Needless to say, his instruction was not followed; those all metal, finely designed yet cumbersome and utterly pointless cylindrical gas mask cases were made right up to the end of the war, while still to come was the Panther tank, not to mention the Tiger, with its Porsche designed six speed hydraulically controlled semi automatic pre selector gear box, as complicated and sophisticated as it sounds and entirely unsuitable for front line combat or use by poorly trained young drivers. The transmission on a U.S. built Sherman tank was a robust four speed manual, simply made in vast numbers. America built 74,000 Sherman hulls and engines; Germany built just 1,347 Tigers. Studying such things in detail meant I was now looking at the operational level of war. Any conflict or business for that matter is understood to be conducted on three levels. The first is the strategic that is, the overall aims and ambitions. The second is the tactical: the coal face, the actual fighting, the pilot in his Spitfire or man in his tank. And the third is the operational the nuts and bolts, the logistics, economics and the supply of war. Almost every narrative history of the war ever published almost entirely concentrates on the strategic and tactical levels, but gives scant regard to the operational, and the result is a skewed version of events, in which German machine guns reign supreme and Tiger tanks always come out on top. Studying the operational level as well, however, provides a revelatory perspective. Suddenly it s not just about tactical flair, but about so much more. Britain, for example, decided to fight a highly mechanical and technological war. Steel not flesh was the mantra and that s why the British had a small army, yet still ensured it was 100 percent mechanized. They also developed a vast air force and built a staggering 132,500 aircraft during the war and that s 50,000 more than the Germans. Until the start of 1944, the priority for manpower in Britain was not the army or navy or even air force, but the Ministry of Aircraft Production. Well fed men and women were kept in the factories. Germany, on the other hand, was very under mechanized but had a vast army, which meant it was dependent on horse power and foot slogging infantrymen. As a result of so many German men at the front, their factories were manned by slaves and POWs, who were underfed and treated abominably, and whose production capacity was affected as a result. And if the ability to supply war was key, then in the war in the West, it was the Battle of the Atlantic that was the decisive theater. Yet Germany built a surface fleet before the war, which could never hope to rival Britain or France and in doing so neglected the U boat arm. Despite sinking substantial amounts of British supplies in 1940, it was still nothing like enough to even remotely force Britain to her knees. In truth, there were never enough U boats to more than dent the flow of shipping to Britain. In fact, out of 18,772 sailings in 1940, they sank just 127 ships, that is, 0.7 percent, and 1.4 percent in the entire war. Also From TNI: What Happens If North Korea Nuked Washington? Also From TNI: Iran s Military Could Hurt the U.S. in a War Suddenly, rather than appearing like David against Goliath and backs to the walls amateurs as is so often depicted, Britain emerges once again as a global super power in command of the largest trading empire the world has ever seen, while Germany, despite impressive victories on land early in the war appears to be woefully under resourced and flagrantly squandering what supplies it could call upon. What s more, after the initial glut of conquest booty, the occupied territories swiftly became a drain and burden that had to be manned and which proved a further drain on precious resources. The words Teutonic and efficiency usually go together; in the Second World War, nothing could have been farther from the truth. Image: Wikipedia. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
High blood sugar levels in diabetics slowly attack the artery walls and facilitate deposits of cholesterol. The ensuing lipid rich plaques can block arteries in the heart, brain, and legs, raising the risks of heart attack, stroke, and claudication with possible amputation.In theory, high blood sugar levels may impair the capacity of heart cells to contract and propel blood throughout the body, leading to heart failure. However, whether patients with diabetes are at greater risk of developing heart failure when suffering a heart attack has not been extensively studied.
Hammarskj ld s death is one of many unsolved mysteries in Cold Case Hammarskj ld, a twisty, thorny new documentary that grips, jolts and exasperates in roughly equal measure. It s the latest work from Mads Br gger, a Danish filmmaker with Michael Moore s knack for confrontation and some of his countryman Lars von Trier s impishness. Starting with The Red Chapel, his 2010 peek behind the walls of present day North Korea, he has carved out a lively if murky nonfiction niche for himself: He delights in storming into conflict zones and playing both the dogged muckraker and the self aggrandizing showman.This is not the first time Br gger has taken up a camera or stepped in front of it to expose political and financial corruption on the African continent, as he did in 2011 s The Ambassador. Nor is it the first time he has so brazenly (and, it must be said, entertainingly) blurred the lines between investigation and provocation, personal memoir and geopolitical thriller. In Cold Case Hammarskj ld, he seems to take particular relish in both exploiting and undermining the conventions of the detective procedural. As he tracks down witnesses and pores over old documents and photographs, he narrates and theorizes up a storm, annotating and interrogating his own unruly process at every turn.
Lioness sitting and looking at the savanna Image Credit: Getty Images iStockphoto Why have lions held the world in thrall since the dawn of history? As long ago as the seventh century BC, the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal had his royal palace at Nineveh decorated with magnificent bas reliefs of lion hunting scenes. In Ancient Rome, the walls of the Colosseum resonated to the roars of lions as gladiators fought to the death with the king of beasts. Even in my lifetime I have watched spear carrying Maasai warriors loping over the savannah to prove their manhood on a ceremonial lion hunt.Celebrated in literature by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen, lions have maintained their enduring hold on the national psyche, appearing on the shirts of the England football team and even entering our living rooms thanks to the popularity of TV wildlife documentaries such as The Big Cat Diary and Sir David Attenborough s Dynasties series. But not since Born Free , Joy Adamson s true life saga of Elsa the lioness she raised and returned to the wild has anything gripped the public imagination like The Lion King .
By: Dave Nash July 23, 2019 Of the major manufacturers, there is no one antivirus solution that can provide for all of your potential needs. They all have instances where they may not have advanced features or are not as effective as other competitors in detecting or eliminating a specific infection or threat. In addition to firewalls, Modern Security Suites that have many features such as Parental Control, Site Adviser, Game Mode, Spam and Email Protection, Identity Theft protection, Anti Spyware and many other features such as rescue disks, data shredders, personal data encryption, and back up utilities are now stacked in the best paid antivirus. While there are many good Antivirus solutions and tens of manufacturers all vying for your personal or business use, which would you pay to get what you most desire?
China reacted furiously on Monday to anti government protesters vandalising the walls of its representative's office in Hong Kong and defacing the national emblem, branding their actions "absolutely intolerable".
According to a blog post from NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the U.S. space agency is working on a robot called LEMUR (Limbed Excursion Mechanical Utility Robot). The machine is a four limbed robot that was built in the JPL Lab in Pasadena. It is said to be capable of scaling walls made of rocks by using fishhooks via the robot s 16 fingers. Per the blog, JPL claimed that LEMUR could actually climb a cliff while also scanning the surroundings for fossils. According to a report, the LEMUR was created as a utility robot that could help repair the International Space Station (ISS). In time, the robot s functions will be improved to "lead to a new generation of walking, climbing and crawling robots," the blog post said.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been formally elected as leader of the National Democratic Alliance or NDA at a meet of the victorious BJP led alliance in the central hall of parliament today. Leaders of the NDA one by one spoke in the central hall and supported the move to elect PM Modi. The PM was also elected as the leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party. Senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are also present at the NDA parliamentary meeting. Yesterday, the council of ministers led by PM Modi submitted their resignation which was accepted by President Kovind, paving way for formation of new government. Accepting PM Modi's resignation, the president had had asked them to continue as a caretaker until the formation of a new government. PM Modi is expected to take oath for his second term next week.
According to a 2017 study published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal, following a sedentary lifestyle can significantly up your risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy. Preeclampsia is a condition that can cause a surge in your blood pressure levels along with high levels of protein in urine. As per the estimates of a 2018 report by theInternational Journal of Women s Health, the worldwide incidence of preeclampsia was 2.16 per cent that year and the numbers are increasing every year. One of the main reasons behind the increase is the lack of awareness about preeclampsia. In order to spread the word about this pregnancy complication and other hypertensive pregnancy disorders, World Preeclampsia Day is celebrated worldwide every year on 22nd May. Observance of this day is part of a Population Council project named Ending Eclampsia which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Population Council is an international non profit organisation that works in the field of biomedicine, social science, and public health research. World Preeclampsia Day was first celebrated in 2017.As mentioned already, it is a condition where a pregnant female experiences high blood pressure, increased levels of protein in the urine and irregular growth of placenta, an organ attached to the walls of your uterus to provide oxygen and nutrients to your baby in the womb. This condition generally develops around the last trimester or post 20 weeks of your conception. Preeclampsia is pregnancy induced hypertension that results in the clamping down of small blood vessels and constriction of the bigger ones. It can damage organs like kidney, brain and liver. If you don 't address it on time, you may end up facing a more severe form of preeclampsia. It is known as eclampsia, which manifests itself with an additional symptom: Seizure. If these conditions are not properly managed, they may result in low birth weight of your newborn and even premature delivery.
We all had an amazing experience learning from other teams ideas and interacting with professional engineers as well as fellow students, said team member Lucas Brown, a freshman in aerospace engineering. The UC Davis students entered the Martian Agricultural and Plant Sciences (MAPS) project for this year s BIG Idea Challenge, organized by the National Institute of Aerospace in collaboration with NASA. Their goal: to design a greenhouse to support four astronauts during a two year stay on Mars. The design needed to relate to the Mars Ice Home concept, an inflatable structure that would arrive on Mars before the crew and be partly assembled automatically. The walls of the ice home and greenhouse would be filled with water, frozen solid in Martian conditions, for structure and protection from radiation.
WASHINGTON (AP) Borrowing from the way cockroaches skitter along walls, scientists have created a robotic device that safely guides itself through the delicate chambers of a pig s heart as it s beating.It is one of the first times researchers have shown that a truly autonomous surgical robot can navigate inside the heart, not controlled by a doctor with a joystick, according to a study in Wednesday s journal Science Robotics .