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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".
Sean Penn, whose interview with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman made headlines around the world, is known for his acting brilliance and bad-boy reputation but he is also a sleeves-rolled-up humanitarian and lifelong activist.
Turntables turned heads as a renewed love of old-time vinyl records struck a chord at the famously futuristic Consumer Electronics Show. Sony, Panasonic, Victrola, and Audio-Technica were among the companies showing off turntables boasting digital age spins such as high-resolution audio or wirelessly connecting to speakers.