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After twin earthquakes in April and May claimed 9,000 lives and left vast swathes of Nepal in ruins, survivors worried if they reused the brick rubble, they would end up with the same vulnerable, seismically unsound structures.
There are a few artists who are doing still life nowadays but Shakeel Siddiqui's love affair with this genre continues since early 70s. He chose to paint the most unimpressive and ordinary things around us, which made his still life paintings widely popular among the art lovers. He painted his subject meticulously in microscopic detail with strong light effects and shadows, which have given a deep and realistic look to his images.
In a world of design where it appears no frontier has not been crossed, designers often have to choose a radically new path if they want to make a mark.
When Twitter said it would lay off 8 per cent of its workforce in October, it was the latest sign that the microblog's bid to become the global public sphere that its founders had envisioned, was failing.
A team of eight engineering students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have built a personal flying machine, dubbed 'Snowstorm'. It could only be demonstrated by flying it indoors, due to Singapore's legal requirements for personal aerial vehicles.
There are hundreds of drones competing for attention in Las Vegas at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. But one definitely stands out. This is the Ehang 184, the world's first passenger drone. It doesn't have any flight controls because its not meant to. The UAV is completely autonomous, relying on sensors and computers to navigate from take off to landing.
Butea Monosperma (Kintz) is the Latin name of a moderate size tree that grows to a height of 12-15 Meters and belongs to the pea Family. In popular English it is called as the "Flame of the forest". In Urdu it is called "Dhak" and because of it fresh or dried flowers, it is also called as "Tesu tree".