Ford, Ekso Team Up on ‘Bionic’ Exoskeleton

Robots have replaced many US manufacturing workers, but new mechanical exoskeletons being tested by Ford Motor Co may help factory workers to function like bionic people, reducing the physical damage of millions of repetitive tasks over many years. The US automaker said on Thursday that workers at two US factories are testing upper-body exoskeletons developed by Richmond, California-based Ekso Bionics […]

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Having trouble remembering things correctly? Start sleeping on time

A team of researchers has shed new light on sleep’s vital role in boosting our memory. Sleep, they show, helps us to use our memory in the most flexible and adaptable manner possible by strengthening new and old versions of the same memory to similar extents. Previous research suggested that sleep-deprivation is similar to being drunk, […]

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For a healthy heart and long life, munch on a variety of nuts everydayFor a healthy heart and long life, munch on a variety of nuts everyday

If you’re looking for superfoods to remain healthy, this is it. Include nuts in your diet plan. Eating five weekly servings of walnuts, peanuts or other kinds of tree nuts was linked to a 14% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and a 20% lower risk of fatal complications due to hardened arteries, said the report in the Journal […]

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Coursera focuses on corporate training programmes for future growth

So far, Coursera has partnered with Indian School of Business and is aspires to get IITs and IIMs on its platform. Mumbai: Global online education platform Coursera is focused on strengthening its enterprise business in India by partnering with more companies and educational institutions for its future growth, said a top company official. Last year, the […]

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TRAI Recommendations on Data Privacy to Be Released by January

Telecom regulator TRAI will come out with its recommendations on guidelines for data privacy, security and ownership by January and is very close to finalising suggestions for the controversial net neutrality, a top official said Thursday. “Currently, there is a huge amount of monopoly and that monopoly is becoming bigger and bigger. We are saying you can […]

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RBI seen keeping rates on hold as inflation concerns revive

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected its policy rate unchanged at a policy meeting this week despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth, after inflation surged to a five-month high, threatening the central bank’s target. The RBI has made a priority of maintaining consumer inflation at around 4% — the midpoint of its […]

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Tata Motors upbeat on commercial vehicles business

Automotive major Tata Motors is upbeat on the company’s commercial vehicles business unit, where it expects to consolidate its market share up from 43 per cent now. “Putting behind concerns which had resulted in a slowdown in the CV business due to demonetisation, the transition from BS III to BS IV norms, and the GST […]

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