By P. Kandiah
The inconvenience of fitting and using a dust bag in a vacuum cleaner inspired Sir James Dyson (as he is referred to now) to develop a bag-less vacuum cleaner which innovation has brought much comfort to those tasked with vacuuming floors. Dyson’s bag-less vacuum cleaner has taken the world by surprise.
Pharmaceutical firms do realise the inconvenience of requiring patients to take a pharma drug, three times a day after meals. Many patients do not strictly follow these requirements. So pharma companies started working on alternative solutions. Hence the birth of once a day drug or slow release drugs. Such innovations has made the lives of patient easier.
Safety and security has been a growing concern recently throughout the world. The main reasons are accidents, i.e. fire and explosions and criminal activities, such as act of terrorism and piracy. Land is not the only place for such threat, seas and oceans are getting the same as well. In past years, different ways and/or approaches have been proposed to prevent a recurrence of such threats. [Read more…]
When the clock ticks to 12 o’clock to welcome New Year, it is the most anticipated moment in everyone’s life or at least majority of us to watch, feel, hear and smell the sparkles of fireworks that beautify the sky in every part of the world. With that, I came across an article, the world’s best New Year’s Eve firework displays, and realized that concept and patterns of fireworks ignition varies across countries. As mentioned above, fireworks attract most of us, but I wonder if we have acknowledged the person who created them or at least if the efforts contributed by some of the individuals cross over our mind? Let me share a few inventions that “sparked” my attention with all of you. [Read more…]
By Rebecca Chong
Since the win in the US Presidential election to the inauguration of President Trump, the new leader has been put under the microscope by the media, with endless coverage of the daily affairs of the new President. Even celebrities are talking about President Trump! Why break the trend? Relax. There is no politics here, just CAKES!
#What #How #CanYou #ShouldYou
“[Twitter] told me flat out, ‘These things are for nerds. They’re never going to catch on.’”
– Chris Messina on Twitter’s rejection to his idea of hashtag.
In 2007, Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, first suggested in a tweet, that Twitter users utilise the hash symbol to create group topics. The hashtag – born on 25 August 2007 – did catch on and was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2014, defined as “n. (on social media web sites and applications) a word or phrase preceded by a hash and used to identify messages relating to a specific topic; (also) the hash symbol itself, when used in this way.” A hashtag is also a type of label or metadata (data that provides information about other data).
While the whole wide world was still reeling from the news of Brexit and Brangelexit (Seriously, who comes up with terms like these?), the news of Donald Trump edging against fellow presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to become the next US president may have overloaded the incredulity meter of most common folks.
As those darn millennials burned dumpsters in a fit of entitled rage and non-Americans complained about how the new President-elect would make a poor leader in a country they don’t even reside in, one wonders about the ramifications of Trump’s victory.