February, 2015

Who Invented the Hybrid Anyway?

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Toyota and Ford have always been the top dogs when it comes to filing patents in automotive sector. However, the most essential, influential and backbone of hybrid vehicle patents were filed by Severinsky of Paice. Prius leans towards Severinsky Now, Severinsky’s story in itself is quiet interesting. Born and raised in the erstwhile Soviet Union, he earned a PhD from […]

You Miss, I Hit, They Glow!

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Dhoni’s ‘Deflect Throw’ method for run-outs, which saves those precious fractions of a second over the conventional ‘gather and dislodge’ method has grabbed eyeballs. But there’s one other thing that’s caught people’s attention this ICC World Cup season – the LED stumps. While we saw the LED stumps for the first time during the ICC T20 World Cup hosted by […]

Protecting Oscar

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The Academy awards is around the corner with Bradley Cooper making it into the Oscar nomination for the third consecutive time, this time for American Sniper. Last year Cooper had taken the very popular celebrity selfie at the awards (from Ellen Degeneres phone?). The jury is still contemplating on who owns the copyright to the selfie. Interestingly this is not […]

Hybrid makes a Century

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It’s a hundred! Well, we are not talking about cricket, but a century since the first hybrid car patent application. It is true that fuel prices have dropped from the high that it hit in 2012. Industry figures show a spurt in hybrid car purchases post 2012 following the mammoth rise in fuel costs. Despite a drop in rates per […]

World Cricket Pumps Up with Fair Play Technology

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The ICC World Cup is set to begin tomorrow and the Adelaide Oval is ready to blaze with India playing against Pakistan on Sunday – a much-awaited, highly electrifying match. Every howzzat, every LBW appeal and every missed catch finds all eyes on the umpires with an admixture of hope and accusation. Remember the 2011 India-Pakistan semi-final match when Sachin […]

Heart Beats to the Song of Life

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“You may want to come and say goodbye to him”: these are the words that hammered through Mary’s phone on March 31, 2014. Her 53-year-old husband, Steve Williams, was in hospital getting treated for the nth time for left ventricular hypertrophy and he had slipped into a coma. But what started as a traumatizing phase for the couple ended with the light […]