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Rakesh Gupta

1 day ago

An Express Investigation - Part I: Why an undergraduate engineering degree in India is rapidly losing value — and currency

BTech (Fail): Empty seats, ghost campuses, unskilled graduates

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Rakesh Gupta

1 day ago

Fluency in computer programming will engage Indian students in meaningful interaction with the new digital species and help them create something original.

The Fourth Language: Is Computer Programming A Skill Gen Next Cannot Afford To Not Have

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Rakesh Gupta

1 day ago

Campus placements have been under 50% for the last five years, AICTE, the apex body for technical education in the country data suggested. Previous year, roughly eight lakh BE/BTech students graduated, but only about 40 per cent got jobs through campus placement.

BE/BTech seats going vacant, engineering colleges turning ghost campuses; here is why

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Rakesh Gupta

1 day ago

Voleon is among investors deploying machine learning, a technology in which computers develop trading strategies. It’s harder than it sounds.

The Future Is Bumpy: High-Tech Hedge Fund Hits Limits of Robot Stock Picking

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Rakesh Gupta

2 days ago

Only 20% B-school graduates land job offers this year: Assocham

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Rakesh Gupta

7 days ago

How To...

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Rakesh Gupta

7 days ago

Learn to relax and recharge yourself during exams to avoid having a burnout

De-stress to avoid distress

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Rakesh Gupta

7 days ago

The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern. Here’s the History.

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

While other retailers focus on cities, the thriving discount chain is building thousands of stores aimed at lower-income shoppers in small towns

How Dollar General Became Rural America’s Store of Choice

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Rakesh Gupta

9 days ago

There are 2 versions of 4G, WiMax(Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) and Long term evolution (LTE) . Wimax can provide download speeds upto 100 Mbit/s and upload speeds upto 50 Mbit/s while LTE can have download speeds upto 128 Mbit/s and uploads ranging to 56 Mbit/s.

Difference between 2G, 3G and 4G speeds | Comparison

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

Diplomacy after the election is not the same as collusion before the election.

The Media’s Flynn-sanity

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

From Silicon Valley startups to the U.S. Department of Defense, scientists and engineers are hard at work on a brain-computer interface that could turn us into programmable, debuggable machines

A Hardware Update for the Human Brain

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

Controversial speakers are being shut down on campus because today’s college students are obsessed with psychological safety and have little experience with negotiating conflicts

The Smartphone Generation vs. Free Speech

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

For millennia humans have relied on one another to recall the minutiae of our daily goings-on. Now we rely on “the cloud”—and it is changing how we perceive and remember the world around us.

The Internet Has Become the External Hard Drive for Our Memories

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

Technologies that enhance the human brain will be essential to avoid a dystopian future fueled by the rise of artificial intelligence

To Keep Up With AI, We’ll Need High-Tech Brains

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

What does it take to conquer life’s adversities? Lessons from successful adults who overcame difficult childhoods

The Secrets of Resilience

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

Today’s sexual-harassment scandals don’t tell us much about how ordinary men and women should interact at work. It may be time to rethink the rules.

Is Office Romance Still Allowed?

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Rakesh Gupta

11 days ago

If you think you can’t improve because you’re just not naturally charismatic, you’re wrong. It’s true that no amount of training or practice will turn you into Churchill or Martin Luther King Jr. But the CLTs can make you more charismatic in the eyes of your followers, and that will invariably make you a more effective leader.

Learning Charisma

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Rakesh Gupta

12 days ago

Smartphones have digitally connected everyone--yet disconnected us from the world.
Technology promised to make living easier—but complicated it instead. The answer? More tech that helps curb your reliance on your phone.

Three Simple Ways to Kick Your Smartphone Addiction

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Rakesh Gupta

13 days ago

The digital currency has gone from tech curiosity to mainstream topic, leading its value to jump more than 10-fold in 2017.

Investment manias throughout the centuries have ranged from tulips to tech stocks to housing; is #bitcoin different?

Bitcoin Mania: Even Grandma Wants In on the Action

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Rakesh Gupta

13 days ago

Q. How do physicians assess a patient’s risk for heart attack, and what factors are taken into consideration? After 20 years of resisting medication and being told my cholesterol numbers were so off the chart I was at extreme risk for a heart attack, I was told at my last checkup that my 10-year risk for a heart attack was only 9 percent.

Am I at High Risk for a Heart Attack?

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Rakesh Gupta

13 days ago

"Onion Book of Known Knowledge", an encyclopaedia containing facts we already know that bear a satirical re-telling, is short on accuracy but long on laughs.

True lies

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Rakesh Gupta

14 days ago

Stay interviews are frequent, one-on-one meetings with top performers and high potentials, essentially acting as a performance review on the company.

A Simple Way to Retain the Best Employees

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Rakesh Gupta

14 days ago

Dawn Zier showed a company with abundant customer data how to think like an engineer.
‘You’re not going to exercise your way to skinny. You tone up, but it comes down to the food you’re eating.'

Behind the Turnaround at Nutrisystem

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Rakesh Gupta

17 days ago


I’ve got round to reading the New Scientist‘s 60th anniversary issue, published in November, which tries to look forward in the general direction of 2076. There are 14 short “What If…” essays, on everything from “What if we engineer new life forms?” (we’ll need a ‘kill’ switch)  to “What if we found a theory of everything?”

Seven futures from New Scientist 

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

It’s convenient, but bad for the scalp. So bad it might lead to hair loss.

The Unfortunate Reality of Dry Shampoo

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

Remember learning about the food pyramid in health class? As it turns out, the pyramid was based on a lot of misinformation about nutrition. In this episode of School Myths, we explore the source of some of the pervasive myths about healthy foods and fitness—and the new science shaping health class today

Myths You Learn in School: Health Class

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

Talking to Children About Cheating: Dishonesty Is Worse Than a Bad Grade

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

One Sibling Works for B’s; One Gets Easy A’s

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

When done right, frequent testing helps people remember information longer. Testing is terrible for learning, destroys student and teacher morale, and impedes opportunities for productive, meaningful teaching. This oft-repeated axiom has become accepted as true without proof. 

Students Should Be Tested More, Not Less

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

Five Ways to Help Your Child Conquer Tests, and Learn from Them

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

WE’VE all been there: you feel especially smart and funny when talking to a particular person, only to feel hopelessly unintelligent and inarticulate in the presence of another.

It’s Not Me, It’s You

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

Amanda Ripley’s ‘Smartest Kids in the World’

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

Studies show that spacing out learning over time works best

Why Cramming Gets a "C"

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

Too often school assessments heighten anxiety and hinder learning. New research shows how to reverse the trend

Researchers Find That Frequent Tests Can Boost Learning

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

For generations, classes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have been built around a steady diet of lecture-based learning. Soft skills, such as creative problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration, are often given short shrift. Now educators and education researchers are calling for change. They argue that a slew of ‘twenty-first-century skills’, which include creativity, persistence and motivation, can and should be taught and fostered through well-designed courses

Building the 21st century scientist

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

The idea of food as medicine has been a controversial topic in this country in recent years. For decades the fight that  Robert Atkins and his low-carb acolytes had with mainstream medicine has been as vitriolic as a religious war. There are food cures for everything from cancerand heart disease to cataracts

Epilepsy’s Big Fat Miracle

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’

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Rakesh Gupta

18 days ago

“Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution,” 

Fred Vogelstein’s ‘Dogfight’

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Rakesh Gupta

19 days ago

'The Diet Myth is fascinating, and now I'm obsessed with microbes!' Nigella Lawson Why do most diets fail? Why does one person eat a certain meal and gain weight, while another eating the same meal loses pounds? Why, despite all the advice about what to eat, are we all still getting fatter?

Ordering books for Christmas?

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Rakesh Gupta

19 days ago

Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Founder of TwinsUK. He has demonstrated the genetic basis of a wide range of common diseases, previously thought to be mainly due to ageing and environment

Identically Different: Tim Spector at TEDxKingsCollegeLondon

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Rakesh Gupta

19 days ago

‘The Diet Myth,’ ‘The Good Gut’ and ‘The Hidden Half of Nature’

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Rakesh Gupta

20 days ago

We’ve all heard the saying “learn from your mistakes” but what does that look like in action? When it comes to failure, is there a right way to be wrong? How companies use their missteps to move forward. Failure is the basis for learning. We need to teach our students that it is ok to take a risk and possibly fail.

How Coca-Cola, Netflix, and Amazon Learn from Failure

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Rakesh Gupta

21 days ago

The answer is simple but not easy. It's not what they read. It's how they read. Passive readers and active readers.
“I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”

How to Remember What You Read

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Rakesh Gupta

23 days ago

The institute had seen a slump in the number of offers in the first phase of the placements in December last year

IIT-Bombay upbeat about placement season

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Rakesh Gupta

23 days ago

Boyce’s visit is a part of the institute’s ‘Engineering for Humanity’ vision, which was launched earlier this year to bring about innovative research that has a positive impact on humanity — a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected and creative humanity

Now is an incredible time to be an engineer: Mary Boyce, Columbia University

indianexpress.com

Rakesh Gupta

24 days ago

A recent study raises some serious concerns about the wisdom of taking ibuprofen during exercise, at least among endurance athletes. http://bit.ly/2z9dLqo

Is it safe to take ibuprofen for the aches and pains of exercise?

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Rakesh Gupta

26 days ago

Your smartphone is not deliberately losing speed just because your phone maker has a new gadget for sale. For devices that do slow down, here are some fixes.

A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

nytimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

28 days ago

All these methods work, but some require patience, and others a tolerance for pain. And results will be only temporary.

Ask Well: Whiter Teeth

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Rakesh Gupta

28 days ago

Yellow teeth are avoidable, but would you really want to avoid the things that yellow them?

The Inevitability of Yellow Teeth

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