Month: August 2019

ASUStek Shows Off Concept Notebooks

first_img Explore further ASUStek is not the only player considering the dual-display design concept. Gizmondo reports that Acer and Mitac Technologies may be entering the mix in developing a notebook with a double-display. ASUS demonstrated the double-display notebook recently at an Intel Developers Conference in San Francisco. The external display provides a sneak peak of most used functions and appears to require very little future improvements. It may be available to the consumer market within a reasonable time. Another ASUStek concept notebook was displayed earlier in the year at Computex,2008. The concept notebook has dual touch screen displays. According to Rick Morris of Digitimes users can interact with the system using touch and gestures. The screens will change automatically depending on the type of activity the user chooses. As an example a screen will show a traditional looking keyboard and track-pad for drafting or editing documents. (PhysOrg.com) — ASUStek showcased its concept notebook with both an internal display and external display for checking e-mail, utilizing a dedicated MP3 key without opening the notebook. The external display concept is borrowed from current cell phones with dual display. The idea of checking e-mail and checking out music while on the run is a novel design concept for notebooks. ASUS one of the leaders in ultra-portable notebooks is a likely candidate for introducing any convenience for commuting users. Netbooks popularity expected to continue in 2010 Mr. Morris speculates the news from Microsoft which revealed Windows 7 will rely to a significant extent on touch-based controls may have contributed to the ASUStek design concept. The good news is the double-touch screen may be available to the consumer within a few years. ASUStek is familiar with putting the pedal to the metal in moving a design to the consumer pipe-line. ASUS incorporation of the Intel Atom processor and energy conservation features moved in sync with Intel. There is little doubt this nimble and agile ultra-portable producer will have a compatible double-display touchscreen ready when Microsoft introduces Windows 7. ASUStek Shows Off Concept Notebooks. Via GIZMODO ASUStek Shows Off Concept Notebooks. Via GIZMODO Citation: ASUStek Shows Off Concept Notebooks (2008, October 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-10-asustek-concept-notebooks.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Microsoft puts finger on 1ms touchscreen w video

first_img Microsoft’s ‘Manual Deskterity’ Enhances User Touchscreen Experience (w/ Video) Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Microsoft puts finger on 1ms touchscreen (w/ video) (2012, March 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-microsoft-finger-1ms-touchscreen-video.html © 2011 PhysOrg.comcenter_img As Dietz explained, the numbers have to do with the moment the finger touches the screen and the response of the interacting object to the touch of the finger. With touch devices that have a response time of 100ms, the image is 100 milliseconds behind the finger touch. If that delay could be lowered to 1ms, the user might enjoy a better sense of control, a sense of heightened interaction between user and machine.This is especially apparent in drawing something on the tablet, as the demo showed. The finger in the speeded-up response was able to “feel” the drawing of squiggly lines, as in the experience of finger painting. Reactions from the technology press have been agreeable on one point, that mobile users into such activities as gaming or drawing (engineers, architects, scientists as well as artists) would especially recognize the advantages of bringing down latency. Trouble is, a rollout of such low-latency touchscreens is not planned any time soon and might require years, not months, to achieve. In fact, reports The Verge, the demo from the Redmond team “isn’t actually running on a touchscreen display — input reaction is projected onto the surface from above.”Still, Microsoft is planning to work on this concept. Its goal is to keep improving on touchscreen technology. The point of the demo, said Dietz, was to show that “What we have done is that we set a bar for where we would like to head” in years to come. He could have added that the video also furthers Microsoft’s attempts to rebrand itself. Lagging behind Apple and Google in the mobile marketplace, Microsoft is putting much effort into product introductions to attract a “Kinect” generation of mobile users who will readily respond to novel ways in which humans and objects connect. As for setting the bar, the impressive demo might give competitors some motivation as well. Matthew Humphries in Geek.com makes the observation that “touchscreen latency will become a selling point for a manufacturer. When the Retina Display resolution demonstrated on the new iPad is the norm, you need another selling point to make your tablet stand out among the competition.” Humphries said he is “pretty sure that 100ms average latency will start dropping as the next few waves of tablet appear.” (PhysOrg.com) — Touchscreen features in smartphones and tablets are satisfying perks in going wireless and mouse-less in mobile computing, but now Microsoft wants to make people aware of how much more satisfying the touchscreen experience might be. In a What-If demo by Paul Dietz of Microsoft Applied Sciences Group, Microsoft is suggesting that a far better experience can be had with a touchscreen display system with far less latency than what users are accustomed to. The video succeeds in suggesting what the speed-up might feel like, from finger to screen. In brief, goodbye to finger lag. Miocrosoft’s Dietz used a test setup to examine different time periods of latencies, from 100ms down to 1ms in time delays.last_img read more

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Red light goes green Metalfree organic sensitizers portend significant advance in artificial

first_img(Phys.org)—Photosynthesis – the ubiquitous yet remarkable process by which most plants, algae, and cyanobacteria convert light energy into chemical energy – provides the atmospheric oxygen and organic compounds fundamental to the evolution of life on Earth, and in so doing captures some six times more energy than humans consume while annually converting roughly 100 billion tons of carbon into biomass. In the effort to find alternatives to fossil fuels, the field of artificial photosynthesis – a chemical process that replicates natural photosynthesis – seeks to capture and store energy from visible light, including sunlight, in the chemical bonds of what is known as a solar fuel (for example, hydrogen, methane or methanol). Citation: Red light goes green: Metal-free organic sensitizers portend significant advance in artificial photosynthesis (2015, February 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-02-red-green-metal-free-sensitizers-portend.html Explore further © 2015 Phys.org “There are not many molecules that combine all the right properties,” Mallouk notes, these being:strongly absorbing in the visible spectrumlong-lived excited state that is energetically capable of rapidly injecting an electron into the conduction band of titanium dioxide (TiO2)highly oxidizing in its oxidized formchemically stable over many cycles of photoredox reactions (those that harness visible light energy to accelerate a chemical reaction via a single-electron transfer) To be both effective and efficient, artificial photosynthesis requires tunable photosensitizers (light-absorbing molecules also referred to simply as sensitizers that mediate reactions to light) to capture, convert, and transfer visible light energy. To also be practical, these sensitizers must have a very specific absorption, excitation, oxidative, and stability profile; react strongly to red light; and use readily available materials. Recently, scientists at Pennsylvania State University, University Park and Arizona State University, Tempe designed and demonstrated metal-free organic photosensitizers that meet these criteria, thereby achieving photoelectrochemical water oxidation at a level comparable to sensitizers based on rare materials while being the first artificial molecules to oxidize water using only red light.Prof. Thomas E. Mallouk discussed the paper that he, Dr. John R. Swierk and their co-authors published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Describing the challenges of showing that metal-free organic photosensitizers are capable of driving photoelectrochemical water oxidation, Mallouk points out that while water splitting to hydrogen and oxygen is a thermodynamically straightforward reaction – it can be driven by light anywhere in the visible spectrum – a detailed thermodynamic analysis published in 1985 showed that light of wavelength shorter than 775 nm can in principle drive efficient solar water splitting1. “However,” Mallouk tells Phys.org, “there are a number of practical constraints for a system in which light is absorbed by a molecule and the molecule then oxidizes water to make oxygen” Excited states do not last long, and there is a strong driving force for them to return to the ground state, usually by a series of thermodynamically downhill and rapid electron transfer steps.”In both natural and artificial photosynthetic systems, the light-absorbing molecule in its excited state transfers an electron to an acceptor, which in the research being discussed is an oxide semiconductor electrode. “The oxidized form of the molecule must then take an electron from water – usually via another molecule that catalyzes water oxidation – before the photoinjected electron comes back from the semiconductor and regenerates the ground state. The back electron transfer process is parasitic, in that it converts the energy of the excited state into heat.” Moreover, Mallouk says, back electron transfer is typically fast – occurring in 100 microseconds or less – and so to oxidize water the oxidized dye molecule needs to work quickly, meaning that it has to be a fairly powerful oxidizer – at least 300 mV more positive in the electrochemical series than the oxygen/water couple. The Z-scheme electron transport chain links the two photosystems found in plants, algae and cyanobacteria. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under GFDL/CC BY-SA 3.0. , Journal of the American Chemical Society The paper also notes that while the open-circuit photovoltages and integrated photocurrents are quite similar for most of the free-base porphyrin sensitizers, the scientists’ deeper analysis of the spectral and electrochemical properties of the sensitizers reveals significant differences. “We found that changing the substituents on the porphyrin ring had a relatively small effect on the energy of the excited state, which correlates with the difference between the excited and ground state oxidation potentials,” Mallouk explains. “However, changing the substituents did significantly shift these potentials relative to the oxygen/water potential.” For example, with electron-withdrawing substituents the oxidized form of the molecule was a more powerful oxidant, but the excited state was a weaker reductant. “There’s a tradeoff between these properties since one would like both electron injection from the excited state and oxidation of water from the oxidized form of the dye to be fast processes – and the rates of these processes depend on and are sensitive to the electrochemical driving force for electron transfer.”In the paper, the scientists discuss their ideas on developing a kinetic picture to enable rational design strategies for improving the system. Previously, they had developed2 a model for dye-sensitized water splitting photoelectrochemical cells that incorporates the kinetics of all the electron transfer reactions in the system. “These processes,” Mallouk tells Phys.org, “include electron injection from the excited state molecule into the TiO2 semiconductor, electron transfer from the water oxidation catalyst to the oxidized dye, electron transport in the TiO2 electrode, electron hopping between sensitizer molecules, and two parasitic recombination processes – that is, back electron transfer from TiO2 to the oxidized dye, and electron scavenging by the water oxidation catalyst. While the recombination processes are winning the battle, so the overall quantum yield of water splitting is low, we know that all the electron transfer rates depend strongly on the distance between redox partners – so we hope to slow down the parasitic reactions using core-shell electrode structures, a strategy already demonstrated with ruthenium-containing sensitizers by our team and by Prof. Thomas J. Meyer’s group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We’re also investigating molecular catalysts in order to shorten the electron hopping pathway from the dye to the catalyst.” What’s critical is that each of these design ideas can be tested by measuring the kinetic rate constants, which the scientists obtain from the time-dependent photocurrent and photovoltage in the cell.A central point made in the paper is that the utilization of red light to drive water splitting represents a significant step forward for molecular photoelectrochemical water-splitting systems. “Yes, it’s an important step,” Mallouk explains, “because red light accounts for most of the energy in the solar spectrum. In addition, there are other macrocyclic compounds that are structurally related to porphyrins that while being a bit more challenging to synthesize are much stronger red light absorbers. We hope to investigate those molecules in the future.”In addition to developing core-shell structures and molecular catalysts, as discussed above, the scientists are creating sensitizer molecules that should absorb more strongly in the red visible spectrum. Moreover, the Arizona State team has made linked sensitizer-mediator molecules that speed up electron transfer between the catalyst and the sensitizer molecule. “We’re also working on a molecular photocathode assembly that should develop sufficient photovoltage to generate hydrogen without applying a bias voltage to the cell,” Mallouk adds. “Together with the photoanode assembly, this will make a photoelectrochemical ‘Z-scheme’ in which two photons are absorbed – one at the anode, the other at the cathode – for each electron transferred in the cell.” The so-called Z‐scheme typically refers to oxidation/reduction processes in reactions to light during natural photosynthesis.”As part of this project,” Mallouk concludes, “we and other groups have begun to develop membranes for use in water splitting solar cells3,4,5. “We believe that the membrane results could be broadly applicable to electrolyzers and related technologies for solar fuels, including systems that reduce CO2 to carbon-containing fuels.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img More information: Metal-free organic sensitizers for use in water-splitting dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Published online before print January 12, 2015, doi:10.1073/pnas.1414901112Related: 1Limiting and realizable efficiencies of solar photolysis of water, Nature (1985) 316: 495-500, doi:10.1038/316495a0 2Effects of electron trapping and protonation on the efficiency of water-splitting dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2014) 136:10974-10982, doi:10.1021/ja5040705 3Resistance and polarization losses in aqueous buffer–membrane electrolytes for water-splitting photoelectrochemical cells, Energy & Environmental Science (2012) 5:7582-7589, doi:10.1039/C2EE03422K 4Assessing the utility of bipolar membranes for use in photoelectrochemical water-splitting cells, Chemistry & Sustainability, Energy & Materials, (2014) 7:3017–3020, doi:10.1002/cssc.201402535 5Use of bipolar membranes for maintaining steady-state pH gradients in membrane-supported, solar-driven water splitting, Chemistry & Sustainability, Energy & Materials, (2014) 7:3021-3027, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402288 Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Selected electron transfer processes in WS-DSPEC: (i) injection, (ii) recombination, (iii) hole transfer, (iv) regeneration of oxidized sensitizer, and (v) transport to the fluorine-doped tin oxide anode. Credit: Swierk JR, et al. (2015) Metal-free organic sensitizers for use in water-splitting dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 112(6): 1681-1686. , Energy & Environmental Science , Nature “To date,” he adds, “the field has been dominated by studies of ruthenium- and iridium-containing coordination compounds that combine these properties – but our paper explores the idea of using porphyrins in place of ruthenium and iridium complexes in a water-splitting dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell.” Porphyrins (macrocyclic organic compounds (that is, those with a ring structure consisting of 12 or more atoms) structurally related to the pigments in chlorophyll and hemoglobin are strongly absorbing. Moreover, with the right substituents (atoms or group of atoms taking the place of another atom or group or occupying a specified position in a molecule), porphyrins have the photoredox properties needed to drive water oxidation in a dye-sensitized electrode – and unlike ruthenium and iridium, are neither rare nor expensive. To accomplish this, the scientists had to synthesize the dye molecules, incorporate them into the cell with appropriate catalyst particles, and quantify the oxygen generated at the illuminated photoelectrodes.The researchers also demonstrated that under broadband illumination, these metal-free organic photosensitizers exhibit activity comparable to that of ruthenium-containing photosensitizers. “The activity is assessed by measuring the photocurrent and oxygen evolution yield as a function of the applied bias potential,” Mallouk explains. “Earlier studies had already established the 2:1 H2/O2 stoichiometry of water splitting in this kind of cell, where hydrogen is made by reduction of water at a dark platinum counter electrode.” (Stoichiometry is the relationship between the relative quantities of substances taking part in a reaction or forming a compound, typically a ratio of whole integers.)Another important finding presented in the paper was that this is the first molecular photosensitizer, outside of natural photosynthesis, that can drive water oxidation utilizing only red light. (Previous research based on ruthenium split water – but only using blue light.) Mallouk emphasizes that since porphyrins absorb strongly between the Soret band and the Q-bands (400-450 nm and 500-670 nm, respectively), it was important to show that the system worked under red light (wavelengths longer than 590 nm) – that is, so that absorption was occurring only in the Q-band region – because most of the photon flux in sunlight is in the red and near-infrared part of the spectrum. “Previously” he points out, “only metal-containing sensitizers that absorb in the blue at wavelengths shorter than 500 nm had been used in this kind of water splitting cell.”A significant challenge the Arizona State part of the team faced was to design and synthesize porphyrin molecules that were sufficiently oxidizing to drive the rapid oxidation of water, as well as sufficiently reducing in their excited state to rapidly inject an electron into the titanium dioxide conduction band. “We tuned the oxidizing power of the porphyrins by placing appropriate substituents on the porphyrin ring,” Mallouk recounts. “In addition, the porphyrins needed to be designed with specific functional groups that would allow attachment to the oxide electrode surface.” To that end, the Penn State part of the team had to determine the right conditions for adsorbing these molecules on the electrode surface, which was made easier by their already having worked out the testing conditions and the methods for determining electron transfer rate constants from earlier studies with other dye molecules. Mimicking photosynthesis path to solar-derived hydrogen fuel Free-base porphyrin sensitizers used in this study. Compound acronyms are defined in SI Appendix. Credit: Swierk JR, et al. (2015) Metal-free organic sensitizers for use in water-splitting dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 112(6): 1681-1686.last_img read more

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Study suggests female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster swimming

first_img Play Highly motile sperm pass the barrier while the slower ones stay behind. Credit: Zaferani et al., Sci. Adv. 2019;5: eaav2111 The researchers noted that when swimming through their device, the sperm tended to congregate in a butterfly shape when approaching a stricture, with the faster swimmers at the front. That gave them an earlier go at the stricture. Additionally, they found that as the faster swimmers up front made their way to the stricture, they were repelled by the fast-moving fluid. But in being repelled, they were pushed against the walls of the structure leading to the stricture in which the fluid was not moving as fast. That gave them an easier passage and a leg up in reaching the egg and implanting before the slower sperm could catch up. Medical researchers have long suspected that there are features of the female anatomy that favor faster-swimming sperm—though there is no evidence that faster swimming sperm offer any genetic advantages over their slower colleagues. Still, scientists would like to know if this is the case, because it might provide hope to men who wish to conceive but have slow swimmers (low motility). To learn more about the success rates of slow- versus fast-swimming sperm, the researchers built a device to mimic some of the more intricate parts of the female reproductive tract. They note that similar studies in the past have tested sperm swimming in ways similar to testing human swimming—by testing them in a straight-line course from beginning to end. The researchers note that the female reproductive tracts is anything but straight and it also has obstacles—like for instance strictures, which are parts of a tract that narrow. When a fluid moves from a wide channel to a narrow channel, it speeds up. Inside the female reproductive tract, there are fluids that are always on the move, thus, sperm need to swim upstream the whole time. When they reach a stricture, the going gets even more difficult. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A trio of researchers with Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine has found evidence that the female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster-swimming sperm. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, Meisam Zaferani, Gianpiero Palermo and Alireza Abbaspourrad describe their study of human and bull sperm swimming in artificial devices and what they found. Sperm trajectory behind a fluid mechanical barrier. Credit: Zaferani et al., Sci. Adv. 2019;5: eaav2111center_img Device to corral viable sperm may speed IVF process Journal information: Science Advances © 2019 Science X Network Citation: Study suggests female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster swimming sperm (2019, February 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-female-reproductive-tract-evolved-favor.html Sperm trajectory behind a fluid mechanical barrier. Credit: Zaferani et al., Sci. Adv. 2019;5: eaav2111last_img read more

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Teenage Swedish Climate Activist Crosses Atlan

first_imgThe teenager refused to fly to avoid a plane’s gas emissions. Action against climate change has been a theme of protests she’s led in Sweden that inspired student strikes in about 100 cities worldwide. Teenage Swedish Climate Activist Crosses Atlantic 8.28.19 9:32am A 16-year-old Swedish climate activist has crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming. by Associated Press On Wednesday before dawn, Greta Thunberg tweeted , “Land!! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead.”center_img Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons She and a sailing crew encountered rough seas on the way to New York. They are expected to step off the boat at a marina in lower Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon. She is also set to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit next month.last_img read more

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Second Death At West Virginia VA Hospital Rule

first_img by NPR News Vanessa Romo 8.28.19 11:15pm The widow of a veteran who died under suspicious circumstances at a West Virginia Veteran Affairs hospital last year told NPR an autopsy report found the 81-year-old died of an unnecessary insulin injection. It is the second confirmed homicide in a string of deaths at the facility that are being investigated. The widow, Norma Shaw, referred further questions to her lawyer, David Glover. He said the body of George Nelson Shaw Sr. was exhumed in January. Shortly afterward, he said, the family received an autopsy from an Armed Forces medical examiner “that talked about a severe hypoglycemic event.””It listed the cause of death as insulin administration,” Glover said, adding that while Shaw had other ailments, he was not diabetic. Insulin can cause hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, in non-diabetics and can be deadly. The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Veteran Affairs confirmed on Tuesday officials are investigating several suspicious deaths at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. In a statement, the Inspector General’s office said it has been working with federal law enforcement partners “to investigate the allegations of potential wrongdoing resulting in patient deaths.” It did not specify the number of deaths that are being reviewed nor the time frame of the fatalities. The announcement of the ongoing investigations comes after a wrongful death claim was filed with the VA last week, regarding the death of retired Army Sgt. Felix Kirk McDermott. An autopsy of the 82-year-old who died in April 2018 showed McDermott received “one massive insulin injection” that killed him within a matter of hours, the family’s attorney Tony O’Dell told NPR. The complaint filed by O’Dell alleges the Inspector General’s office is investigating up to 10 other cases in which veteran patients died of hypoglycemia caused by insulin injections. Over the past week, he said, he’s been contacted by multiple families seeking answers to unexplained hypoglycemic deaths dating as far back as June of 2017. “Whenever there’s an unexplained death or a suspicious death, the hospital has to report it and they go through a process looking for the root cause,” O’Dell explained. “The fact that that did not happen here tells you that there was a complete system failure at this hospital,” he said. Officials at the medical center said in an emailed statement that the allegations of potential misconduct do not involve “current” employees. The VA has yet to publicly identify any person of interest. Reports of the suspicious deaths have drawn ire from the public and politicians, including U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito who were informed of the investigations several weeks ago. In a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and Inspector General Michael Missal on Tuesday, Manchin, who sits on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, urged them to “quickly complete” the investigations into the potential homicides. “I also ask you to contact grieving family members and share as much information as you can with them.” he wrote, adding that as of this morning he had heard from seven families seeking information into the deaths of their loved ones. Manchin also expressed frustration with the lack of communication and transparency from either office regarding the investigations. “Let us not forget that there are Veterans families who are in grief because of this terrible situation,” he said. Emily Allen from West Virginia Public Broadcasting contributed to this story.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Andrew Harnik Second Death At West Virginia VA Hospital Ruled As Homicide last_img read more

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Man arrested for bomb threats says wanted to have fun

first_imgSunny Sharma, who hails from Shiv Vihar area near Karala in northwest Delhi, worked as a salesman at a dry fruits outlet at the Vyapar Kendra in posh Sushant Lok area of Gurgaon. He was living in a rented accommodation in Jharsa village near Sector 32.Sharma, who is married and a father of two children, “wanted to check police alertness and did all this for fun”, Gurgaon Commissioner of Police Navdeep Singh Virk told media persons on Thursday.He was tracked down to Gurgaon’s Sushant Lok area and arrested on Thursday afternoon. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJISharma had kept Gurgaon police on their toes for the second consecutive day on Thursday with a call about a high intensity bomb planted at a shopping complex. The threat turned out to be a hoax.The Arcadia shopping complex in South City area was evacuated after police received the call.Hundreds of policemen, bomb disposal and sniffer dog teams along with fire fighters took part in the search operation. After a five-hour search, police said the call was a hoax. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindPolice had on Wednesday received a similar call about a bomb being planted at the HUDA City Centre Metro station and a market in Gurgaon which too were found to be hoaxes.Both the calls were made from the same number.Police said the mobile number used to make the bomb threat call was issued in Odisha in the name of Saroj Kumar Malik. The phone was lost on Dec 16 at the Vyapar Kendra.Sharma, a school passout, on Wednesday made the call to the Gurgaon police control room and on Thursday to the Delhi police control room. He said he visited his house in Delhi to make the call and see the police reaction.”Gurgaon police was informed by Delhi Police about the bomb threat. The caller used the same mobile number he used for a threat call on Wednesday,” a police officer told IANS.The caller’s location was found to be in the National Capital Region (NCR), he said.Metro services were on Wednesday affected for over two-and-a-half hours after a bomb threat at the HUDA City Centre station.The station was emptied after police received a call from a man who said a bomb was planted in the station’s basement.A bomb threat call also forced police to clear out people from the Vyapar Kendra and Galleria Market in New Gurgaon.Police commandos tried to find the bombs as claimed in the threats. The three-hour search operation by over 400 policemen revealed that the bomb scare was a hoax.The man said in the 20-second phone call: “I have planted a high intensity bomb in a car parked in the basement of the HUDA City Centre station. I have also done so in two markets of New Gurgaon. ‘Bacha sako to bacha lo’ (Save if you can).”last_img read more

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HMC to set up 3 primary health centres

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to provide better health service to citizens, Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) is setting up more urban primary health centres, which will start functioning in the next one and a half months.The civic body has taken up a project to set up three more urban primary health centres, which will take up their total number to 15. At present, 12 are functioning in the area under the municipal corporation, but the project to set up three more primary health centres was taken up to ensure better health service to the residents. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe three health centres are coming up at ward number 10, 19 and 61 of the municipal corporation and the location to set up the same was identified following a proper assessment.The health centre at ward number 10 is coming up at Sitanath Bose Lane near Salkia. The one in ward 19 is coming up at Bellilious Lane and the third one in ward number 61will be developed at 273 GT Road.The construction of the buildings of the primary health centres has already started. The work is going on in full swing to ensure that all the three primary centres can be made functional in the next one and a half months. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedDr Rathin Chakraborty, Mayor of HMC, said: “It is the policy of the state government to take all necessary measures to provide health service to the people and setting up of the three new primary health centres will ensure the same.”Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, MMIC (Health), said: “We expect that the fully equipped health centres can be opened in the next one and a half months for common people.”There will be all sorts of facilities in the health centres, including pathological laboratories and diagnostic centres, where different tests will be carried out free of cost. There will also be the facility of carrying out tests for dengue and malaria.Besides the pathological laboratories, there will also be out patient departments in the health centres. At the same time, steps have been taken to ensure presence of minor operation theatres in all the three primary health centres.last_img read more

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Rural Polls Mixed mandate in tea belt

first_imgAlipurduar: Voting was peaceful in the Dooars tea belt and several workers along with their families turned up at the booths to exercise their franchise. Observers said the brew belt would come up with a mixed mandate in the rural polls.Also, there was a steady response of voters on the closed tea estates of Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri districts.The observers said the mandate from the tea belt was likely to be a mixed one. “It is unlikely that one party will have a clean sweep over all seats in the tea belt. There are still unsolved issues like fixing of minimum wages and reopening of gardens which have been shut for over a decade or so,” an observer said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn Alipurduar, both the BJP and Trinamul are eyeing the tea belt which has 10 zilla parishad seats. The total number of seats is 18.”Mandate of the tea population is very important for each political party. For the BJP, it is a challenge to retain its support base, while Trinamul wants to prove itself as the force to be reckoned within the area,” the observer said.Mohan Sharma, the chairman of the Trinamul Congress Cha Bagan Mazdoor Union, said: “Tea workers will be with us because we have reopened the closed gardens.”last_img read more

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Rishi Kapoor Abhishek sing really well Lata

first_imgMelody queen Lata Mangeshkar is all praise for the singing skills of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor and his All Is Well co-star Abhishek Bachchan after seeing them croon on a reality show.The two actors were the guests on a singing talent hunt, where they came to promote their upcoming drama All Is Well. They took to stage to sing popular songs from their films.While Rishi, 62, sang Mai shayar toh nahin from his debut movie Bobby, Abhishek, 39, crooned his hit number Right here right now from Bluffmaster!. He was also the voice behind the song in the film. Also Read – A fresh blend of fameThe 85-year-old singing legend took to Twitter to heap praise on the stars.“Few days ago, I watched the Indian Idol Junior episode that featured Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan. They were enjoying the performance of every contestant. “When Rishi ji was called to sing on stage and he sang ‘Main shayar toh nahi’, I was surprised. I did not know he has such a melodious voice.“Abhishek sang after him and he also sang really well. I give them my best wishes,” Lata wrote.last_img read more

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Dreams could be key to memory formation

first_imgPoor sleep quality is increasingly associated with the onset of various brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.Results from this study, published in the journal Science, suggest that disruption in this important phase of sleep may contribute directly to memory impairment observed in Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers said.“We were able to prove for the first time that REM sleep is indeed critical for normal spatial memory formation in mice,” said study co-author Sylvain Williams, professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This phase of sleep is understood to be a critical component of sleep in all mammals, including humans.For the study, the researchers used optogenetics, a recently developed technology that enables scientists to target precisely a number of neurons and control their activity by light.“We chose to target neurons that regulate the activity of the hippocampus, a structure that is critical for memory formation during wakefulness and is known as the ‘GPS system’ of the brain,” Williams said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTo test the long-term spatial memory of mice, the scientists  trained  the rodents to spot a new object placed in a controlled environment where two objects of similar shape and volume stand. Mice spend more time exploring a novel object than a familiar one, showing their use of learning and recall. When these mice were in REM sleep, however, the researchers used light pulses to turn off their memory-associated neurons to determine if it affects their memory consolidation.  The next day, the same rodents did not succeed the memory task learned on the previous day. Compared to the control group, their memory seemed erased, or at least impaired.“Silencing the same neurons for similar durations outside REM episodes had no effect on memory. This indicates that neuronal activity specifically during REM sleep is required for normal memory consolidation,” study’s lead author Richard Boyce from McGill University noted.last_img read more

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Fashion picks for the season

first_imgIt’s time to look forward to statement sleeves, banker stripes and fashion picks from the 1980s this season, says an expert. Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist at Voonik, shares the trends that will make it big. Ruffles: Ruffles will be the trend of 2017. It gives a romantic vibe to your outfit. It is time to go for structured high-fashion ruffles with wearability. Belts: Another trend not to be missed are the belts that flatter your waist. It gives an extra edge to your outfit. Bralettes: Bralettes will be a summer favourite. It can be layered over and under your attire.Power shoulder: Puffed shoulder sleeves, or ballooning around the forearm, this trend is here to stay and give an arty vibe.Pretty florals: Florals have always been in fashion past few years. This time they are split into abstract and realistic prints and both are equally intriguing. Statement sleeves: Statement sleeves are going to be one of the biggest trends of 2017. While cold shoulders dominated the 2016, statement sleeve trend has been trickled down from them and the bohemian trend. Look out for poet’s sleeves, bishop’s sleeves, gigot sleeves, sleeves trimmed with fluttering fabric accents, or sleeves with cut-outs. Banker stripes: Inspired by Wall Street but tweaked and tinkered to work for this season, bankers stripes are storming this season. From horizontal to vertical to thick and thin lines, stripes are clearly going far beyond the classic navy and white nauticals.Fashion from 1980 era: The 1980’s trend came back with a bang. Trends like grunge, wild pants, acid wash, big hairdo, and all the flashy colours with extreme sparkles. They sure have a big influence on the coming spring season. White shirt dress: A new way to wear white is to go all white. Modest necklines and roomy sleeves are a must here. Flattering waistlines and high low hemlines add an oomph factor to the dress.last_img read more

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A sweet revolution by Tihar inmates

first_imgInspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream projects of ‘Sweet Revolution’ and ‘Skill India’, a five-day beekeeping training course for young inmates of Tihar jail was kicked off on Tuesday at jail No 5. As many as 50 inmates, with an age group between 20 and 25 years, participated in the course, started by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).Giving details, V K Saxena, the KVIC Chairman, said that the trainees were apprised of the scope and significance of beekeeping, important considerations and tips to start beekeeping. “After training, KVIC will install as many as 500 bee-boxes in the jail premises – having large greeneries. These boxes will not only produce more than 12,500 kilograms of high quality honey and 300 kilograms of good-quality wax every year, rather it will also boost the flora and fauna in and around the prison as the bees fly around 2 kilometers. Through pollination, crop production goes 25 percent up,” he said, adding, “Besides, the KVIC experts delved upon honey bee species, colony organization, division of labour and life cycle of honey bees; management of honey bee colonies during different seasons.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfVK Saxena further said that practical training was also imparted in examination of honeybee colonies, acquaintance with apicultural equipments, identification and management of bee enemies and diseases, honey extraction and wax purification, and management of bee colonies in spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter seasons. “Our objective is to make the sweet nectar available to each and every family for their daily consumption, following the call of ‘Sweet Revolution’ given by our Prime Minister. Honey helps boosting immunity and purifies blood. Its medicinal value protects the body from major health problems like heart ailments and cancer,” he added. KVIC has already planned to setup 5000 bee boxes in Delhi alone this year at various gardens, farmhouses and colleges, to start community honey cultivation, which will subsequently generate employment too. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDirector General (Prisons) Sudhir Yadav, in his address, said that after being trained in apiculture or bee farming as part of the rehabilitation and reformation programme for the prisoners, the inmates can learn the skills and utilise it to earn their livelihood when they have finished their jail term. “KVIC, which has become the torch-bearer of ‘Honey Mission’ in the recent past, will provide beehive boxes along with hive stands and other miscellaneous. They will also train us on how to go about it,” he said, adding, “We will soon harvest and sell our own honey. This is part of the reformation and rehabilitation of the inmates.”last_img read more

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Daily Mile could boost childrens health

first_imgMotivating school children to take a 15-minute break from class to do physical activity may boost their health and fitness levels, a new study suggests. The study examined the effectiveness of the popular Daily Mile initiative – which involves children taking a 15-minute break from class to do physical activity. The findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, indicate that The Daily Mile can help combat global problems such as low physical activity, high sedentary behaviour, declining fitness levels and high levels of obesity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Our research observed positive changes in children who participated in The Daily Mile intervention, compared to our control school where the scheme was not introduced,” said one of the study authors Colin Moran from the University of Stirling in Britain.Children are encouraged to run, jog or walk around their school grounds during a 15-minute break from class, which is in addition to normal intervals and physical education lessons.The study involved 391 pupils, aged between four and 12. Each child underwent an initial assessment and then a follow-up later in the academic year. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBetween times, one school implemented The Daily Mile, while pupils at the other – known as the control school – followed their usual curriculum.Children wore accelerometers to record their average daily minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) and average daily sedentary behaviour. They also had skinfold measurements taken to check body fat, and were assessed on their performance at a multistage fitness test (known as a bleep test or shuttle run), where they ran between cones 20 metres apart between bleeps.The team witnessed significant improvements in the intervention school, relative to the control school, the researcher said.”We observed a relative increase of 9.1 minutes per day in terms of MPVA and a relative decrease of 18.2 minutes per day in sedentary time,” said study co-author Naomi Brooks from the University of Stirling.last_img read more

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Passengers of private bus beat up ASI after altercation

first_imgKolkata: A police official was allegedly assaulted by four passengers of a private bus while he was returning from his duty on Saturday afternoon. The victim, Ashoke Das (54), an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Bhowanipore police station is a resident of Block AF, Sector 1 in Salt Lake. The police have arrested all the four accused.According to police sources, around 12.30 in the afternoon, when Das was travelling towards his residence in a private bus of route 215A, he stamped on the feet of another passenger when he was pushed by someone in the crowded bus. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe passenger at the receiving end abused Das and when he tried to offer an explanation, a heated exchange of words ensued. The passenger, who was accompanied by three of his friends, soon joined the altercation and when the bus reached the stoppage near Ultadanga railway station, the four beat him up. The cop was rescued by other passengers and the patrolling police intervened. A team from Maniktala police station reached the spot and caught the four passengers. The injured cop was taken to Maniktala ESI Hospital where he was discharged after treatment. The cop has sustained head injuries though it is not serious. The Maniktala police station has started a probe. The arrested have been identified as Rabindra Agarwal, Sujit Singh, Kumar Bairagya and Prakash Singh — all residents of Howrah.last_img read more

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Digital media linked to depression in young adults

first_imgIncreased use of digital media may be partly responsible for the growth in the percentage of young adults experiencing certain types of mental health disorders in the US over the past decade, suggests new research. “More US adolescents and young adults in the late 2010s, versus the mid-2000s, experienced serious psychological distress, major depression or suicidal thoughts, and more attempted suicide,” said lead study author Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”These trends are weak or non-existent among adults 26 years and over, suggesting a generational shift in mood disorders instead of an overall increase across all ages,” Twenge added. For the study, the researchers analysed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a nationally representative survey that has tracked drug and alcohol use, mental health and other health-related issues in individuals aged 12 and over in the US since 1971. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey looked at survey responses from more than 200,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 from 2005 to 2017, and almost 400,000 adults aged 18 and over from 2008 to 2017. The rate of individuals reporting symptoms consistent with major depression in the last 12 months increased 52 per cent in adolescents from 2005 to 2017 – from 8.7 per cent to 13.2 per cent – and 63 per cent in young adults aged 18 to 25 from 2009 to 2017 – from 8.1 per cent to 13.2 per cent, showed the findings published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. “Cultural trends in the last 10 years may have had a larger effect on mood disorders and suicide-related outcomes among younger generations compared with older generations,” said Twenge. She believes this trend may be partially due to increased use of electronic communication and digital media, which may have changed modes of social interaction enough to affect mood disorders. Moreover, research shows that young people are not sleeping as much as they did in previous generations, she noted.last_img read more

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Steampunk Artist Depicts Victorian Elegance With 21st Century Twist

first_imgPeople are drawn to steampunk for all kinds of reasons: pure love of the Victorian period it draws from; fascination with how a particular type of technology fancifully fuses with the 19th century; and excitement over the level of detail and artistry shown. Increasingly, supporting Steampunk and its incorporation of so many things from different times is a way to reject a throwaway culture of plastics and disposables. For artist Gary Nicholls, it was all of that and more. “I love the style and more importantly the gadgets!” said Nicholls in an interview with The Vintage News.“The main aspect is the creativity, plus the fact that the first and only rule of Steampunk is to be splendid, in other words, be a gentleman at all times. Steampunks are fabulous people, and I am now very proud to be one of their numbers. ”The Imaginarium Book 1 consists of over 150 elaborately created images created over a period of 4 years. The characters are all genuine steampunks, and the costumes and props, hand made for the story. Photo courtesy of Gary Nicholls/Imaginarium TrilogyIn March 2019, Nicholls became the first Steampunk artist chosen to exhibit at the Talented Art Fair at Truman Brewery in Spitalfields, London. In less than two years, it has become a showcase for some of the best contemporary artists working today, displaying some 100 gallery level and award-winning artists.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsThe exhibition was part of Nicholls’ “Imaginarium,” a steampunk saga told in the form of fine art images made from his photographs. He’s published one book in the series with two more to follow.Angels over New-York. Photo courtesy of Gary Nicholls/Imaginarium TrilogyThe characters in this visual tale are portrayed by a large cast of real steampunks, many from the Asylum Steampunk Festival in Lincoln. “I needed a theme for a small collection of images, and a visit to the Lincoln Steampunk Festival made me realise I had found what I was looking for,” Nicholls said.“Little did I know it would end up as a 450 image trilogy! The Lincoln Steampunk festival is the world’s largest and is run by The Ministry of Steampunk, for Steampunks.”For location shots, he traveled around the UK, as well as New York City, Barcelona, Cambodia, Poland, Greece, and Portugal. Scenes were planned, staged, and lit. Nicholls spends 100 to 350 hours producing each image; the project involves extensive compositing in Adobe Photoshop.Behind The Scenes. Photo courtesy of Gary Nicholls/Imaginarium TrilogyDuring Victorian times, a visit to an Imaginarium would mean seeing a lot of stalls, leaving people breathless. Nicholls said in his own Imaginarium, “I wanted each image to have that. ‘Eva’s Story’ is the first of three volumes that are part of the overarching main story about a secret artifact in a wooden carved box.”The Victorian style makes people “stand up straighter, feel elegant, graceful and proud,” Nicholls explained. “In this age of technology, where everything is about tablets and online gaming, to get the younger generation interested in a style that means they have to learn a practical skill is no bad thing. Steampunk is escapism, it is also a style mixing Victorian fashion with a 21st-century twist.”The imaginarium will be available in 3 different editions. Photo courtesy of Gary Nicholls/Imaginarium TrilogyThe Interrogation. Photo courtesy of Gary Nicholls/Imaginarium TrilogyThe Nemesis is Born. Photo courtesy of Gary Nicholls/Imaginarium TrilogyEarlier in March, before the show’s official opening, Nicholls lit up the Shoreditch streets with pop up steampunk art. One reviewer said, “Nicholls has re-created locations we all know like Wesley’s Chapel and St. Paul’s Cathedral by knitting and layering them with computer magic in a way you’ve never seen before — creating an alternative reality with true absorbance.”Photo courtesy of Gary Nicholls/Imaginarium TrilogySteampunk has been derided as a passing fad by some. Nicholls points out it is not just maintaining its strength but growing.“However, The Asylum started over 10 years ago with just around 400 attendees, last year it was over 100,000 and goes from strength to strength. This spring Timequake at Bowlers in Manchester enters its second year and combines Steampunk with Post Apocalypse and Steam Wars in zones around the center. I am not sure there is the next stage, it is just becoming bigger and bigger.”Photo courtesy of Gary Nicholls/Imaginarium TrilogyHis next project is a series of pictures called the Human Zoo, featuring animals and a woman whose skin is the animal skin. “So for instance, I have a Cruella De Vil image where instead of a Dalmatian skin coat, her skin is Dalmatian and she is surrounded by Dalmatian puppies, while standing in front of her car. The project will feature giraffes, zebras, leopards, etcetera.”Read another story from us: This Steampunk Victorian Home on Wheels is Filled with Remarkable OdditiesBut Nicholls’ main project is the Imaginarium. “It will be another three years before the Imaginarium Trilogy is complete. So I  have my hands full!”Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. Her new book, The Blue, is a spy story set in the 18th-century porcelain world. 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Colins 3 reasons why Jon Gruden to the Raiders is going to

first_imgAfter years of rumors, it appears Jon Gruden is ready to leave the broadcast booth for the sidelines to coach the Raiders. Colin never bought into the rumors that had Gruden landing in Knoxville to coach the Vols, but he thinks the Gruden/Raiders second marriage makes sense for everyone involved.Watch Colin give 3 reasons why this Grumor isn’t like all the others:”He’s a splashy hire for a lame duck franchise… And he really likes Derek Carr.” — @ColinCowherd on why Jon Gruden to the Raiders makes sense pic.twitter.com/m03gSiE4tp— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 1, 2018last_img read more

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VIDEO Minor leaguer goes full WWE heel with massive 20foot bat flip

first_img Advertisement Baseball is known for it’s exhausting list of unwritten rules, and last night independent leaguer Starlin Rodriguez of the Barrie Baycats broke a healthy chunk of them in one of the most disrespectful at bats you’ll ever see.After standing at home plate and admiring a 2-run shot until it cleared the fence, Rodriguez launched his bat about 20-feet into the air for some extra sauce. He wasn’t done. After slow trotting around the bases, he shoved the catcher as he was about to cross the plate.If Rodriguez never makes it to the MLB, he might have a shot in the WWE. There’s no way this guy doesn’t get one in the earhole next time up.This is the controversial 2-run homer from Starlin Rodriguez in the 7th that broke a 3-3 tie, gave @IBLBaycats the lead for good in their series clinching game, and drew the ire of the Panthers. #IBLFinals #IBL100 #batflip pic.twitter.com/kWxuxO6Z7U— Ken Hashizume (@khash27) September 10, 2018last_img read more

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Review EditMe for Custom Collaboration Online

first_img Register Now » December 28, 2010 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Plenty of software tools can help you and your employees collaborate online. But Maynard, Mass.-based EditMe LLC has a fresh approach: It lets you decide which features you want to use for your business and then serves them up on a customized website.Collaboration software, also known as groupware, help people work together and to access and modify common files. Online collaboration tools, such as interactive word processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools, now come standard in several popular Web-based office products, including Google Inc.’s Google Apps and Microsoft Inc.’s Office 2011. And more sophisticated project-management and accounting tools like Salesforce.com Inc. and Intuit’s QuickBooks Online offer small businesses an array of options, including tools to help small groups sell and ways to manage company books online.That’s more revolutionary than it sounds. Many entry-level collaboration tools, like Chicago-based 37signals LLC’s Basecamp, offer easy-to-use file sharing and task management, but organizing company content like tasks and events within its system where others in your team can find it can be a challenge. More sophisticated options, like Bellevue, Wash.-based LiquidPlanner Inc., let teams share documents and intricately track their progress on projects, but can be so complicated that some in your shop just may not use them.Meanwhile, EditMe — which has 600 customers and hosts about 1,000 sites — aims to shed the cookie-cutter approach and give companies the power to create a highly efficient, Web-based collaboration tool that meets their particular needs. It does require the user to do some serious tinkering to make it work, though. It also isn’t much to look at. The interface is primitive by modern standards. But once you get the recipe right, there’s real power in taking the do-it-yourself route to online business collaboration.What’s GoodA range of business collaboration tools.Want to share files? Need a tool for sales planning and task management? Want to compare schedules? EditMe hosts user-friend tools for those tasks and others. It can take some effort to get it all to work for your business — more on that momentarily – but, overall, EditMe offers an array of functions that can be quickly customized for many small-business uses.The price.It’s hard to beat these prices: Plans range from just $5 to $79 a month. Most small businesses may want to opt for the $20-a-month plan, which allows for unlimited users, 1,000 megabytes of storage, 1,000 web pages and support. That is a fraction of the $12-per-month, per-user fee that most Web-based sales and collaboration tools charge. The savings can add up quickly.Customization.EditMe is like a giant whiteboard. You sketch in what you need it to do on different Web pages and then fill in functions as you need them. You may want to gather your team to share ideas for how you need to communicate and collaborate. Then you lay out your choices on the EditMe site as you see fit. It’s powerful, simple and effective.What’s Bad Visual appeal.EditMe’s online design and layout are simplistic — similar to the original shared Internet documents from the late 1990s. Users of higher-end tools like Salesforce.com, NetSuite Inc., or the even more basic Basecamp, may find EditMe looks like an entry-level tool. If an attractive user interface is critical to your business, EditMe is not the tool for you.Sparce guidance.Creating your own business-process tools is a major cultural step in the life of a company. If you’ve battled it out with some of those aforementioned collaboration tools, EditMe may be an ideal choice. You already know what has worked for you in Salesforce.com or what didn’t work when trying to share a Google Apps document. But if you’re new to the world of online collaboration, be warned that daunting decisions may await.Even basic issues like how to name files and where those files are to be placed eat up time and require patience. And there is little in EditMe to guide you. There aren’t many forms, and there are no relationship tags or pointers on how groups should work together on the Web. You are building your own interactive work interface from scratch, so plan on investing plenty of time and effort to figure it out.The Bottom LineEditMe has a basic interface, comes with limited features and may require a great deal of effort to get it to function properly for your business. But it can be something of a silver bullet once you get it working properly. The software lets you take what you love and leave what you hate in business-process software, and creates an environment that’s just right for your business. It does all of this at a very low cost.Once deployed, EditMe could be that simple, durable solution that helps your firm get work done — which is supposed to be what Web-based work software is all about.Related: Review: Capsule, CRM for Small Business Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img 5 min read EditMe Dashboard: Click the image to view the large screenshot. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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