Amar, Bose of sound, is dead at 83

Unlike the last name of Satyendra, Amar’s never prompted the frenzy of nationalist appropriation that gripped many when talking about their work. That’s perhaps because, even though Amar Bose’s connection to India was meagre at best, he made a global name for himself and his iconic brand, Bose Corp., through such enviable traits as an… Continue reading Amar, Bose of sound, is dead at 83

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Dance there upon the shore; What need have you to care For wind or waters road? And tumble out your hair That the salt drops have wet; Being young you have not known The fools' triumph, nor yet Love lost as soon as won Nor the best labourer dead And all the sheaves to bind.… Continue reading

Insects inspire simpler prosthetics

Evolution’s got everything going for it. Without a doubt, it’s the most powerful and efficient computing algorithm ever conceived - rather to have computed itself into existence. I don’t forget that it’s an axiomatic phenomenon, but humankind has struggled to recreate the same degree of complexity and energy efficiency with the same resources. However, humankind… Continue reading Insects inspire simpler prosthetics

A ‘Fight Club’ graphic novel

"About the graphic novel, it’s true. Chelsea Cain has been introducing me to artists and creators from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, and they’re walking me through the process. It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden. Nowadays, Tyler is telling the… Continue reading A ‘Fight Club’ graphic novel

A 'Fight Club' graphic novel

"About the graphic novel, it’s true. Chelsea Cain has been introducing me to artists and creators from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, and they’re walking me through the process. It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden. Nowadays, Tyler is telling the… Continue reading A 'Fight Club' graphic novel

Better batteries from rice husk

Research in lithium-ion batteries (LIB) is booming because the industries that use it widely are growing in number and expanding in scale. There’s been a steady march toward increasing the charge-capacity of LIBs, and apart from uniquely innovative solutions, the prevalent tendency has been toward replacing graphite anodes with nanoparticulate or nanoporous silicon ones, increasing… Continue reading Better batteries from rice husk