WASHINGTON: Researchers have developed one of the highest-performance cameras ever, which they say may be useful in the search for chemical signs of life on other planets, and in detecting the elusive dark matter. The camera developed by the researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US is composed of more than 1,000 sensors, or pixels, that count single photons, or particles of light. Described in the journal Optics Express, the camera consists of sensors made from superconducting nanowires, which can detect single photons. They are among the best photon counters in terms of speed, efficiency, and range of colour sensitivity, the researchers said. The team used these detectors to demonstrate Einstein's "spooky action at a distance," for example. The theory referred to 'quantum entanglement' states that the measurement of one particle will instantly influence another particle, regardless of how far apart they are. The nanowire detectors don't … [Read more...] about This light-sensing camera with more than 1,000 sensors can detect signs of alien life
In January 2017, the growth in total premium was Rs 13,138 crore, against Rs 10,284 crore in January 2016, a growth of 28 per cent. Demonetisation has come as a boon for the life insurance sector. The move led to a sudden spike in premium, though a temporary one. According to figures published by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India, November 2016 saw a surge in total premium collection, especially in the individual single-premium segment. In November, the growth in total premium was Rs 16,061 crore, against Rs 7,533 crore in November 2015, a growth of 113 per cent.In the period, individual single premium grew by Rs 6,692 crore against Rs 1,103 crore in the year-ago period, growth of over 500 per cent. This growth saw a moderation in December, indicating a lot of the money that came into bank deposits found its way to insurance products as well. In December 2016, the total premium for the life insurance sector grew by Rs 13,012 crore, from Rs … [Read more...] about How note ban helped life insurance companies
Sarita Tanwar gets her to open up on the many aspects of her life, her reclusive husband Mukesh, the kids and her passion for education. You are an eminent educationist. How did it become an enduring passion? My grandfather was a French professor in Kolkata, though I never met him. I started teaching after I got married. Mukesh was setting up the Patalganga plant and we decided to run a rural school. I always loved children, and after I put up that school, I realised that teaching was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. What were you teaching? I started teaching the primary students. I was studying to be a lawyer, and then my father-in-law fell ill and I gave it up. After the Patalganga school, we did the Jamnagar school and one thing led to another. Then I said, “If we can do quality education in Mumbai, that would be great.” Everyone was sending their children abroad for quality education, so I started the Dhirubhai Ambani school. It’s so important … [Read more...] about The private life of Nita Ambani
She has spunk, confidence, naughtiness and lots of style. Meet Sania Mirza, off-courtNot for nothing is Sania Mirza the queen of Indian tennis. When she is isn't outplaying opponents on the tennis court, with her doubles partner Martina Hingis, -- like when she advanced to the semis of the Aegon Championship on Wednesday -- Sania charms her fans on social media. Armed with a booming forehand and some serious resolve, she conquered the tennis court and became world No 1 this April, but it’s her off-court persona that has won the hearts of her ever-growing list of fans.She is active on Twitter and Facebook and uses the social networking sites extensively to connect with fans. If you’re following her on Twitter, you will have known by now that she is the queen of Dubsmash too. Sample this (External link). The Hyderabadi is as glamorous as they come. Her confidence and poise gets a boost with every on-court success -- big or small. 'My tennis defines who I am. When you know you … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: The life and times of the glamorous Sania Mirza
'Jabariya Jodi' has been the talk of the town since its trailer was released, the hype for the movie is real and today we bring you another story from the sets on how the actors have been preparing for their respective roles. Parineeti Chopra, who plays the lead opposite Sidharth Malhotra in the movie also took references from real-life incidents to get in character for her role as 'Babli Yadav' or 'Babli Bomb' where she is fearless, strong, and independent and on occasion even a little rowdy when needed. To get into the mindset of a fierce girl who doesn't back down from a fight, Parineeti Chopra watched videos of girls beating up men to study the language and behaviour. Interestingly, both the writers of the film, Sanjeev K Jha and Prashant Singh belong to the same state so they took to fact and fictionalized the story, keeping it as real as possible. The film is shot at real locations in Uttar Pradesh to give the right flavour. The film also stars the varied powerhouses of talent … [Read more...] about ’Jabariya Jodi’ Actress Parineeti Chopra Watched Real Life Videos Of Girls Beating Up Guys To Prep For Her Role!