Tata, the Innovator

The first time ever, an Indian company landed in the list of most innovative companies compiled by Business Week magazine. Tata Group landed in 6th place in the “25 most innovative companies” list. Apple, Google, Toyota, GE and Microsoft snatched the first 5 places. Tata Group is ahead of Sony, Nokia, Wal-Mart and even Nintendo! Business Week is impressed with Tata’s new $2500 car and its distribution model. Way to go Tata!

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Government Gives Incentives To Encourage Solar Power Usage

We can’t depend on oil for our power needs. It’s not only reliable, it’s also dangerous. So, the government takes initiatives to tackle the power challenge. “Government” in this case is not Indian government. It’s the local government in San Francisco, USA. San Francisco City officials proposed a program that offers companies and residents government-funded loans and rebates to offset the costs of installing solar panels. This program basically cuts the cost of solar panel installation by more than 50%. Programs like this will encourage more people to use natural power rather than living at the mercy of OPEC. Power…

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What To Do When You Are Really Successful?

Most of us dream about reaching corner office. Shai Agassi reached it at the young age. He was only 33 when he joined SAP when it bought his company TopTier Software Inc. Shai Agassi was seen by others in his industry as the future of software giant SAP, where he was next in line to become chief executive. Still, that was not enough for Shai. He quit the job in March. Everyone was speculating what he was going to do next. Shai Agassi has raised a hefty $200 million in initial funding to tackle a challenging issue: how to make…

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Uranium in India

Scientists have for the first time found uranium in “exceptionally high concentration” in Ladakh, the icy Himalayan region in Jammu and Kashmir that has strategic significance for India. Samples of rocks analysed in a German laboratory have revealed uranium content to be as high as 5.36 per cent compared to around 0.1 per cent or less in ores present elsewhere in the country. If this new discovery is viable, there is not much need for importing uranium. The proposed India-US nuclear deal is all about importing it. However, don’t have high hopes, because it would take years before we could…

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Accidents in Theme Parks

A woman was killed yesterday night in an accident involving the Mind Scrambler ride at Playland Amusement Park in Rye, N.Y., just north of New York City. Emergency workers responded quickly, “but there wasn’t very much anybody could do for her,” Police Chief O’Leary said. The woman, who was in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene around 9:30 p.m., he said. The indoor attraction spins riders around in a darkened tent with flashing lights. It was the scene of another deadly accident on May 22, 2004. Stephanie Dieudonne, 7, wriggled free of the restraining bar on one of…

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Rotating Skyscrapers

You might have seen all kinds of buildings. Have you ever seen a building where the floors would rotate 360 degrees?! David Fisher, an Italian-Israeli architect, has dreamed up a 68-story combination hotel, apartment and office tower where the floors would rotate 360 degrees. Each floor would rotate independently, creating a constantly changing architectural form. Each story of the tower would be shaped like a doughnut and be attached to a center core housing elevators, emergency stairs and other utilities. Wind turbines placed in gaps between the doughnuts would generate electricity. The doughnuts won’t rotate fast enough to scare the…

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Weird accidents

There is couple of weird accidents recently. Hyundai vehicles were used in all of those incidents. Few months ago, five software engineers got trapped in Hyundai Santro in one of the busiest roads in Chennai. They were waiting for the rain to stop, but all of them died because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Car exhaust didn’t find a way out due to surrounding water, so the gas went back to the car and killed the passengers silently. Few weeks ago, Hyundai Accent was involved in another cruel accident. Five people traveled in Accent from Trichy to Chennai. One stupid lorry driver tried to cut…

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