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Smart Software That Can Detect People’s Action

19 Sep 17

Scientists have recently developed a computer algorithm that is capable of detecting when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.

This system work with the help of internally attached cameras and artificial intelligence to identify hand movements that deviate from normal driving behavior and grades or classifies them in terms of possible safety threats.

The developer of this well-researched program, Fakhri Karray, stated that information could be used to improve road safety by warning or alerting drivers when they are dangerously distracted.

The scientists also added that advanced self-driving features are increasingly added to conventional cars which can harm drivers focus. Moreover, these self-driving features are signs of serious driver distraction that can trigger protective measures, said the developer.

This technology has been built while keeping the machine-learning techniques in mind.  The scientists stated that this system can recognize texting, talking on a cell phone or reaching into the backseat to retrieve something.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com

By: Priyanka Negi


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The Incredible Journey of Field Hockey in India

20 Oct 17

The first non-European team that become a part of the International Hockey Federation was the India national field hockey team. National Field Hockey team won its first ever Olympic gold medal in the year 1928. With this win, their winning journey continued till 1960 when they were defeated in the final gold medal match in 1960. The team also grab the 1975 World cup. India is the most successful team in Olympics, by winning eight Olympics gold medals till date.

Their 2014 Team, who qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics after winning gold at the Asian Games, is ranked as sixth in the world. The Indian men's team won its first ever silver medal in Champions Trophy tournament against Australia in 2016. In the same year at Rio Olympics 2016, the Indian men's team reached the knock-out stages of the hockey.  There are two parts of Field hockey in India the India men's and women's national field hockey team. A new five-member national selection committee has been appointed by the Indian Olympic Association. The panel will work in accordance with the International Hockey Federation and manage all issues relating field hockey in India.

The panel was headed by Aslam Sher Khan, who is the former hockey captain and it also includes Ashok Kumar, Ajit Pal Singh, Zafar Iqbal and Dhanraj Pillay. Aslam Sher Khan has recently been appointed as the chairman of the national selection committee. After the success of World Series Hockey by Indian Hockey Federation, Hockey India has decided to start their own league for field hockey in India.       

By: Anita Aishvarya

Content: Wikipedia.org   


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Revealing the Glittering of Gold in Medieval Period

20 Oct 17

Gold has long been known for its royal glitter and colour. The threads of gold have been beautifying the clothing and textile for centuries. In order to restore, preserve and date artefacts scientists try to determine the technique behind that. It has always been a subject of curiosity to know about vanished cultures from objects that are left behind. Now scientists have revealed that medieval artisans used a special gilding technology that has sustained for centuries.

The manufacturing method of gold-coated silver threads found in textiles from the Middle Ages that had been a mystery for scientists; although, the findings are conclusive yet, important. The main hurdle in order to study of the materials was the extremely small size of it, as a single metal thread is as thick as a human hair. The researchers examined medieval gilded silver threads, and silver and gold strips produced during and after the Middle Ages that come from European cultures of 13th to 17th centuries. High-resolution scanning electron microscopies, electron back-scattered diffraction with energy-dispersive electron probe microanalysis were used to characterize the threads and strips.

The latest results suggest that the threads were gilded exclusively by using an ancient method. The goldsmiths at that periods used to simply heat and hammer the silver sheets and the gold foil altogether. Then it was cut into strips. It may be scissor- or knife-like tools were used for cutting. 

By: Anita Aishvarya

Content: www.sciencedaily.com/


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Football’s Duration and Tie – Breaking Methods

19 Oct 17

The standard game of football consists of two periods of 45 minutes each and is known as halves. When the ball is out of play then the each half runs continuously. A 15 – minute half – time break between the two halves is given. The end of the match is considered to be as full – time. The official timekeeper for the match is the referee.

The referee may make an allowance for time lost through substitutions, injured players requiring attention or any other kind of stoppages. The added time is usually known as additional time in FIFA documents. It is most commonly referred to as stoppage time or injury time. Loss time is also as synonym to it. The duration of stoppage time is by the discretion of the referee. Referee can signal the end of the match alone. Sometimes in matches, a fourth official is also appointed. The fourth official has got right to inform the players and spectators by holding up a board showing this number. An incident happened during a match between Stoke and Aston Villa in 1891 and it lead to the introduction of added time. Goals that are scored during those extra time periods are counted in the final score of the game.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: en.wikipedia.org


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Heart of Ethiopia Consists of Monolithic Cave Churches

19 Oct 17

There is a historical town named Lalibela in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. It is worldwide famous for 11 medieval, monolithic rock – cut cave churches. It still continues to be remembered as a place of pilgrimage and devotion.

This high place following Ethiopian Christianity has churches that were carved out of rocks. These structures are attributed to King Lalibela who constructed these buildings in the 12th century. He was set out to construct a New Jerusalem after the Muslim conquests stopped Christian pilgrimages to the holy land. Lalibela was highly flourished after the decline of Aksum Empire. The construction dates of these churches are not well established. It is believed that the buildings were built during the reign of Lalibela. It was approximately built during the 12th and 13th centuries.

The holy land have two main group of churches that is to the north of the river Jordan and then to the south of the river. The churches constructed were hewn from the living rock of monolithic blocks.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: School Times, Hindustan Times


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India Tour Will not Affect the Ashes Series, as per Mark Waugh

18 Oct 17

Mark Waugh has expressed his feelings on the length of the limited-over’s Qantas Tour of India, however; he is very much confident that it will have no adverse effects on preparations for the forthcoming Ashes series. The Ashes series is a Test cricket series that is played between England and Australia. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that recently won the Test series. Australia has been competing with Indian cricket team in one-day internationals since September 2017, with the Twenty20 series. David Warner who is at present performing the responsibility of Captainship of the T20 cricket said that it had been continuous back to back tournaments after the two-Test series in Bangladesh in September, with just a short break before the JLT Sheffield Shield series.  JLT Sheffield Shield series is going to begin on October 26, 2017. He stated that it would have been better if it was a week or two shorter as they needed a break. The present tour reflects the Australia team's preparations for the 2013-2014 Ashes series, when the side played one T20 and a seven-match ODI series in India that is finished only19 days before the first Ashes Test. The early departures of Captain Steve Smith and fast bowler Pat Cummins were considered as a blessing for Waugh.

By: Anita Aishvarya  

Content: www.cricket.com.au

                                                        


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