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Now gloves to turn hand gestures into music

23 Mar 16
A US-based startup has come up with a high-tech glove that can do the magic! It can turn those hand gestures like tapping your hands into music.The glove is equipped with pressure-sensitive sensors that turns hand gestures into music.
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Why a Sight Screen is So Important in Cricket?

16 Aug 17

In Cricket, a sight screen is an apparatus which comprises cloth or canvas that is stretched across a board. The board is made of wood or sometimes of another material. It is positioned on the cricket field. Basically, two sight screens are actively placed on a field during live play. Both are positioned at a short distance behind the boundary rope. 

One of the sight screens is directly placed past the bowler’s end or at the straight boundary from the perspective of a batsman facing delivery on pitch. The other sight screen is placed directly behind the batsman or at the long stop boundary. The sight screen is usually completely black or white in color. The function of it is to offer the batsman a clean sight of the bowler and his or her delivery. It also helps in sidelining the distractions so that spectators can’t even disturb the batsman.

The sight screen is usually black in limited overs matches such as One Day Internationals or Twenty20 Internationals which uses white ball to play match. The sight screen is white in test matches where cherry-red ball is used to play cricket.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: en.wikipedia.org



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Pregnant Mothers Must Resists Sleep Disorders

16 Aug 17

Pregnant mothers should highly take care of themselves and try to avoid getting in the trap of sleep disorders like sleep apnea and insomnia. According to an analysis of California births, pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders appear to be at risk of a preterm delivery.

The research was conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco. 14.6 per cent of women diagnosed with a sleep disorder delivered child before 37 weeks’ gestation. The study found its prevalence of preterm birth when those 14.6 per cent got compared to 10.9 per cent for women who were not facing sleep disorders and delivered after full maturity. The probability of early preterm birth before 34 weeks was more than double for pregnant women with sleep apnea. It was nearly double for pregnant women with insomnia. The authors said that complications are severe among early preterm births.

The way to reduce preterm rate is treating sleep disorders during pregnancy. It is about 10 per cent in the United States which is more than other highly developed countries.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: www.sciencedaily.com



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Few Points Every Tennis Lover Should Know About Tennis Court

15 Aug 17

The list of followers and tennis admirers has influenced the list of most watched sports in the world. As per the data, Tennis is on the fourth rank with one billion followers around the world including Europe, Asia, and America.

As far as Tennis is concerned, how can we forget the role of a tennis court? A tennis court is a venue where the sport of tennis is executed. A firm rectangular surface with a low net stretched across the center makes it a perfect surface for both doubles and singles matches. A variety of surfaces can be used to create a tennis court, each with its own properties which affect the playing style of the game.

The experts of Tennis always recommend Clay court as one of the finest courts. Clay is certainly the tennis court surface that is easiest on the body. That is why it is so famous among senior tennis players.

As per the experts, clay courts are made of crushed shale, stone, brick, or other boundless mineral aggregates. The French Open uses clay courts to make it unique among the Grand Slam tournaments.

There are two known type exist that are red clay, the more common variety, and green clay. Green clay is also known as "rubico", because it has a harder surface.

The clay court is less expensive to construct as compare to other types of tennis courts. However, the maintenance costs of clay are high as the surface must be rolled to protect flatness.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: www.topendsports.com



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Can Various Creative Ideas Have a Similar Pattern?

15 Aug 17

What is the definition of a ‘CREATIVE’ idea? According to many beliefs, ‘a creative impression is a comprehensive “Big Idea” that attracts audience interest, influences their emotional reaction and inspires them to move forward.

The researchers from Columbia Business School have found a different perspective. The author of the study, Olivier Toubia and Oded Netzer, tried to find out, how a good balance between novelty and familiarity make an impact on creative thought. The study was based on the concept that ideas are considered more creative when they have a good mix of novelty along with familiarity.

Fortunately, the scientists got expected results by analyzing and text mining thousands of previously generated ideas. Additionally, they identified common patterns in ideas that are considered creative.

As per the experts, a creative idea is not simply an idea that includes novel elements, but combinations of words that are novel when appearing together. A creative idea must be balanced with combinations of ingredients that are more familiar, stated the author of the study.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: www.sciencedaily.com



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The Larger Health Benefits of Wrestling Sport

14 Aug 17

Parents can instill a sense of great life skills and physical fitness into their child by teaching them the sport of wrestling. Here are few mental and physical health benefits of playing wrestling given by Samir Becic and Health Fitness Revolution.

Wrestling involves different age groups and weight classes so that everybody can participate in it. The sport does not discriminate anyone on someone’s age or weight. It teaches people how to overcome obstacles and challenges of life by further making them mentally strong enough to take on the world. It tones the body by giving an opportunity of total body workout. The pushing and pulling motions work for the entire body and the motions in a squatted position work a great deal for legs. The continuous practice of wrestling develops both functional strength and cardiovascular endurance.

Since there are weight classes, thus taking proper nutrition in diet is also well taught. It helps in burning a lot of calories. One six-minute match of this sport can burn around 400 calories. Thus, one should practice wrestling to enjoy larger health benefits.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: www.healthfitnessrevolution.com



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