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first_img Explore further Physicists have investigated little-known solutions to Maxwell’s equations, in which light beams can be linked and knotted in various configurations. Credit: Irvine and Bouwmeester. ©2008 Nature. Citation: Physicists hope to tie light beams in knots (2008, September 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-09-physicists_1.html Physicists William Irvine of New York University and Dirk Bouwmeester of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Leiden University in The Netherlands have published a study in Nature Physics on their analysis of knotted light. The scientists looked at the physical properties of knotted light and discovered that it can be experimentally generated using circularly polarized laser beams.In some little-known solutions to Maxwell’s equations, all the electric and magnetic field lines form circles that are all linked to each other. These loops of field lines can be used to construct the donut shape of a torus. In such a scenario, each circle wraps around the torus once, and no two circles cross each other. Smaller tori could then be nested within larger ones, filling three-dimensional space with circles of light beams. These solutions differ from any known existing form of light because of the intricate knotted structure, the physicists told PhysOrg.com. As they explained, this structure is based on the Hopf fibration, which was introduced in 1931 to mathematically investigate the structure of spheres in four and higher dimensions, a topic that seemingly has nothing to do with light. After investigating knotted light’s properties, the physicists determined that they could use laser fields to create the structures. Starting with a single-pulsed beam of circularly polarized light, and tightly focusing the beam, it should be possible to create various shapes of looped light beams. By using holographic techniques and a spatial light modulator, the shape and profile of the looped light could also be controlled. These same techniques have recently been used to produce Airy beams, which are light beams that don’t spread out as they propagate.Currently the physicists are preparing for an experimental realization of the new solutions either using electromagnetic radiation in the optical regime, i.e. light, or in the microwave regime. The main challenge will be to deal with ultra-short pulses of radiation in order to create a broad spectrum of frequencies as needed for the construction of the light knots. Because knotted light beams have both beamlike properties and unique unexplored properties, the physicists predict that creating the beams could have applications in several areas. These could include applications in plasma confinement, atomic particle trapping, manipulating cold atomic ensembles, and generating soliton-like solutions in nonlinear media.More information: Irvine, William T. M. and Bouwmeester, Dirk. “Linked and knotted beams of light.” Nature Physics, Vol. 4, September 2008, pp. 716-720.Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Usually, light beams shine in a straight line, with the possible exception of light being bent by gravity. But scientists are now investigating how to make light beams into looped and knotted configurations. The possibility for these structured light beams arises from some curious solutions to Maxwell’s equations, which describe the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism. Multicolored light twists in new knotted ways This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


first_img Explore further Citation: Creating power from water (2011, March 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-power.html Image credit: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (11), pp 3838-3839. DOI: 10.1021/ja900023k More information: www.suncatalytix.com/tech.html This technology, which can be used with gray water, could be used to power a mini power plant, that would be about the size of a refrigerator, according to the researchers. Of course, those plans could change, since this research is really only it its early stages. By next year the team expects to be able to power a small home with only roughly a bottle and a half of water.While specifics of the deal have not been made public at this time, The Tata Group’s mission is to being basic needs and other essential resources to low-income peoples, and the best guess is that this technology will involve that market. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img (PhysOrg.com) — Creating power from water. I bet when I say that you picture a dam or a large turbine being pushed by hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, all rushing at tremendous speeds. It is a cool, and accurate, image of how most power comes from water. That is not to say that it is the only way that power can come from water. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Researchers at the The Tata Group have been working with Daniel Nocera, an MIT scientist and founder of SunCatalytix, have found a new way to coax power out of water. If you’re wondering how that was accomplished here are the basics. The research team placed an artificial sheet of artificial cobalt- and phosphate-coated silicon into a jar of water. This produced an effect similar to photosynthesis. The splitting of hydrogen from water was used to generate power from the sun. Interestingly enough, this technique was able to produce more power than the current generation of solar panels. Catalyst could power homes on a bottle of water, produce hydrogen on-site (w/ Video)last_img read more


first_img Journal information: Science A power law is where a relationship between two quantities exists that can be described mathematically where one measurement is directly related to the outcome of another. In their perspective the authors describe it as related via an exponent which can be mathematically described. One example is where the surface area of a sphere is firmly fixed to its radius, i.e. the area increases proportionally as the radius does. In such cases, its scalable, it doesn’t matter how large or small the sphere is, its surface area can still be calculated using the same formulaic relationship. It’s also meaningful, i.e. the relationship formula can be used to actually calculate sphere surface areas.In their perspective, the authors use the relationship between the metabolic performance of an organism and its body size, which biologists describe using allometric scaling, a power law, to make their assertions. Research has shown that using such a formula allows scientists to calculate the second when obtaining the first through measurement, regardless of body size, a clear and useful thing when studying virtually any organism.In their perspective, however, the authors point out that not all areas of science are so compliant, which leads to all manner of assumptions regarding outcomes that may or may not be true. One prime example is when researchers collect data points and find they can draw a line though them, which suggests a correlation. Unfortunately, quite often other lines could have just as easily been drawn, indicating there was no correlation at all. The point here is that in scenarios where the power law cannot be applied, researchers are often left to make educated guesses, going on little more than intuitive leaps based on past experience. This is especially important when it is a practicable impossibility to obtain a reasonably large sample size.They also point out that many instances occur in research where the power law is applied in ways that don’t actually make sense. For example, if a line is drawn though a set of data points showing correlation, it won’t matter much if that line doesn’t offer any real insight into what is being demonstrated.Because of such scenarios, the authors conclude that it might behoove the scientific community, both researchers and readers of scientific papers alike, to apply some bit of skepticism to such claims when they are made. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: A frank discussion of the power law and linking correlation to causation (2012, February 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-frank-discussion-power-law-linking.html An example power-law graph, being used to demonstrate ranking of popularity. To the right is the long tail, and to the left are the few that dominate (also known as the 80-20 rule). Image: Wikipedia.center_img (PhysOrg.com) — Michael Stumpf a mathematics professor at Imperial College in London, and Mason Porter a lecturer at Oxford have teamed together to write and publish a perspective piece in Science regarding the inexact science of trying to apply the power law to situations in science where it’s not always easy to show a direct link between correlation and causation, a key problem they say, in much of the science that is conducted today. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Libel case against the scientific journal Nature begins More information: Critical Truths About Power Laws, Science 10 February 2012: Vol. 335 no. 6069 pp. 665-666. DOI: 10.1126/science.1216142The ability to summarize observations using explanatory and predictive theories is the greatest strength of modern science. A theoretical framework is perceived as particularly successful if it can explain very disparate facts. The observation that some apparently complex phenomena can exhibit startling similarities to dynamics generated with simple mathematical models (1) has led to empirical searches for fundamental laws by inspecting data for qualitative agreement with the behavior of such models. A striking feature that has attracted considerable attention is the apparent ubiquity of power-law relationships in empirical data. However, although power laws have been reported in areas ranging from finance and molecular biology to geophysics and the Internet, the data are typically insufficient and the mechanistic insights are almost always too limited for the identification of power-law behavior to be scientifically useful (see the figure). Indeed, even most statistically “successful” calculations of power laws offer little more than anecdotal value.last_img read more


first_img © 2018 Phys.org A team of astronomers from Germany and Hungary has detected a new group of co-moving young stars. The newly found group is located in the Upper Centaurus Lupus (UCL) section of the Scorpius–Centaurus Association. The finding is reported in a paper published December 29 on the arXiv pre-print repository. The Scorpius–Centaurus Association (Sco-Cen) is an association of massive young stars of spectral type O and B. Located at a mean distance of 400 light years away from the Earth, it is the nearest region of recent massive star formation. One of its subgroups is the UCL, which is almost entirely covered by star-forming regions, except for a small area in the south-eastern corner of this subgroup. Now, a group of researchers led by Siegfried Röser of the Heidelberg University in Germany, has found a compact, young moving group of stars in this particular area of UCL.The newly detected group, named V1062 Sco Moving Group (V1062 Sco MG for short), was found by analyzing the data available in the Gaia-TGAS proper motion catalog in late 2016. Next, the researchers conducted follow-up observations of V1062 Sco MG using the FEROS instrument at the MPG/ESO 2.2 m Telescope in La Silla, Chile, in order to confirm the discovery and with the aim of determining fundamental parameters of this group.”We detected a hitherto unknown moving group or cluster in the Upper Centaurus Lupus section of the Sco-Cen OB-association,” the scientists wrote in the paper.According to the study, V1062 Sco MG is a co-moving group of 63 young stars at the edge of the UCL section, some 570 light years away from the Earth. “Altogether, we found 12 members with confirmed radial velocities and parallaxes, 31 with parallaxes or radial velocities, and 20 candidates from the convergent point method,” the paper reads.However, although the stars of this group are generally young, they are not coeval, as their ages range from four to 25 million years. At the moment, the researchers cannot explain this age spread.The authors of the paper emphasized that the newly found group is strongly co-moving and its one-dimensional velocity dispersion is less than 1.0 km/s. When it comes to the masses of the members of the group, they range from 0.7 to 2.6 solar masses.Although the researchers identified dozens of members of V1062 Sco MG, still many stars of this group remain undetected. The authors of the study believe that the Gaia Data Release 2 (from ESA’s Gaia satellite), expected to be published in April 2018, will reveal new and fainter members of the group. Further studies of V1062 Sco MG and other co-moving groups could provide important information about the process of star formation in associations. Explore further The location of the V1062 Sco Moving Group (red circle). Credit: Röser et al., 2017. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Astronomers identify dozens of new OB-type stars in the Cygnus OB2 stellar association Citation: Astronomers discover a new co-moving group of stars (2018, January 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-astronomers-co-moving-group-stars.html More information: A new compact young moving group around V1062 Sco, arXiv:1712.10143 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1712.10143AbstractAims. We are searching for new open clusters or moving groups in the Solar neighbourhood. Methods. We used the Gaia-TGAS catalogue, cut it into narrow proper motion and parallax slices and searched for significant spatial over-densities of stars in each slice. We then examined stars forming over-densities in optical and near-infrared colour-magnitude diagrams to determine if they are compatible with isochrones of a cluster. Results. We detected a hitherto unknown moving group or cluster in the Upper Centaurus Lupus (UCL) section of the Sco-Cen OB-association at a distance of 175 pc from the Sun. It is a group of 63 co-moving stars with ages of less than 10 to about 25 Myr. For the brightest stars, which are present in the Gaia-TGAS catalogue the mean difference between kinematic and trigonometric distance moduli is about 0:01 mag with a standard deviation of 0.11 mag. Fainter cluster candidates are found in the HSOY catalog, where no trigonometric parallaxes are available. For a subset of our candidate stars, we obtained radial velocity measurements at the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope in La Silla. Altogether we found twelve members with confirmed radial velocities and parallaxes, 31 with parallaxes or radial velocities, and 20 candidates from the convergent point method. The isochrone masses of our 63 members range from 2.6 M_Sun to 0.7 M_Sun.last_img read more


first_imgThis is a move that could alarm parents all over the country. According to Pew, 97 percent of teen boys and 83 percent of girls play games on some kind of device. And although WHO’s voice is powerful, it’s not the last word in the world of science. They are popular. They are controversial. And now, video games have just become an internationally recognized addiction. On May 25, the World Health Organization officially voted to adopt the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, or ICD, to include an entry on “gaming disorder” as a behavioral addiction. center_img But in order to be classified as having a disease, being a video game fan isn’t enough. According to WHO, the criteria doesn’t include a certain amount of hours spent playing. Instead, the description is of someone with an inability to stop playing even though it interferes with other areas of one’s life, such as family relationships, school, work, and sleep. And, these problems would typically continue for at least one year. “There is a fairly even split in the scientific community about whether ‘tech addiction’ is a real thing,” says Dr. Michael Bishop, who runs Summerland, which he calls “a summer camp for screen overuse” for teens. Read the whole story: NPRlast_img read more


first_imgMental Health Toll Of Hurricane Maria Still Palpable In… by NPR News Marisa Peñaloza, Greg Allen 8.22.19 5:00am On a muggy morning in Rio Piedras, a San Juan suburb, about three dozen volunteers dressed in parrot green polo t-shirts are gathered in a brightly lit conference room of El Retiro, a retirement community. The group is mostly women between 60 and 80 years old. “What is resiliency?” asks Miguel Marrero. He’s a psychologist and mental health program manager for Americares, a relief and development organization. He leads the discussion in his native Spanish. “We’ve been hearing this word over and over since Maria.”Maria, a deadly Category 4 hurricane, ravaged Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Dominica nearly two years ago, and recovery has been slow. It’s not just Puerto Rico’s infrastructure that was battered. Emotionally, many here are still fragile. After some nudging one of the women shares her thoughts about what it means to be resilient. “It’s something … that comes back to its original state,” says 61-year-old Carmen Chevere. She came to learn to handle her own fears about another hurricane. Chevere is also a volunteer caregiver with Esperanza para la Vejez, or Hope for the Elderly, a local organization that matches elderly in need of help such as cooking, taking medication, bathing or just in need of company.Chevere, a lively woman with bright red hair and purple-frame glasses, still has vivid memories of the devastation and anxiety felt during Hurricane Maria. One of her neighbors died because she couldn’t find insulin, she says. Chevere’s house was severely damaged by Maria. Her daughters left the island soon after the hurricane. “They just forgot about me,” she says, although her son remained. “He takes care of me,” she said as her eyes began to well up with tears. Through sobs, Chevere says, “Now I live in fear of another hurricane and we are not ready yet. We are not strong enough yet. Every time I hear about a hurricane, I feel pain and I lose my bearings.”Like Chevere, many in Puerto Rico are still having a hard time coping with everyday life and understanding that what the island went through during Maria wasn’t a small event. Across the island, more than three million people saw their communities devastated. Many lost their homes, their jobs, or families and friends.”Recovery,” psychologist Marrero says, “can take months even years.” “After Hurricane Maria many individuals were having difficulty dealing with emotions,” says Dr. Brenda Rivera-García, Puerto Rico director for Americares. “They could deal with their day to day logistics of where to go and get services but the emotional part was difficult for them.” The mental health toll of Maria on Puerto Ricans is still palpable, says Dr. Rivera-García. Months living without power, in damaged homes without enough food, clean running water and medicine left many here suffering from anxiety, stress and depression, and often unaware of what to call their feelings.With a new hurricane season and the second anniversary of Hurricane Maria approaching, across the island, emotions are resurfacing and Marrero says, “we know that this time of year depression, anxiety and stress symptoms get really high in people.” “We not only give them resources, but we want to hear from them,” Marrero says. “They are all survivors, they lost family members and livelihoods and property to Maria.” The volunteers in this class say they don’t know when or if another hurricane will hit the island. But they believe they are more resilient now, with the mental strength they’ll need to recover from another disaster.Chevere became a volunteer after Maria. Despite her own problems, she takes care of a 93-year-old man. “I check on him, I make him coffee, I clip his nails,” says Chevere. “I wash his clothes. I do everything you’d do for someone who’s your father.” “This job got me out of my funk,” she says. “When I wake up in the morning, I have hope because of ‘my viejito’ this elderly man I take care of,” she says. “If he’s standing up, I can stand up.”Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.last_img read more


first_imgVivek Vinay Natya Sangit, conceptualised by Devajit Bandopadhyay and to be performed by Riddhi Bandopadhyay and Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee, took all back to Swami Vivekananda’s valuable lessons on the concepts of universal truth and social awakening. Held to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the event at NSD’s Adhikalp brought together some of the best minds in the Capital.Chatterjee, one of the best known elocutionists and theatre artistes from Kolkata, enthralled the audience with the recitals from  Vivekananda’s poetry as Riddhi Bandopadhyay performed the vocal renditions connected to the verses. Bengal has a very distinctive musical heritage and traditionally music pervades all cultural practices, especially celebrations. Continuing with that legacy, Chatterjee points out that Vivekananda was a trained musician himself and his songs were heavily influenced by Bangla Natyasangeet. What was performed was a selection of songs from the Sangit Kalpataru that connects Vivekananda’s verses along with the songs, like the song Shango Amar Dhula Khela from the play Bhisma by DL Roy was performed alongside the poem My Play is Done. Chatterjee, who is all set to perform his first international solo show at Singapore on 29 May, added that the celebrations did not only focus on music, the teachings of the great man are inherent in beautiful connect of poetry and songs.last_img read more


first_imgDoordarshan National will be unfurling its vibrancy in the grand colors of purple and pink with a fresh palette of programming from Monday, 17 November. The channel will be re-dedicated to the nation with the byline Doordarshan National – Desh Ka Apna Channel. The channel will focus on traditional family values – Rishtey Nation Before Self – Rashtra Gaurav and  Trustworthiness – Dilon Mein Vishwas.The fresh look and feel, with which these shows are slotted, is aimed at recreating the legacy of Doordarshan in providing quality Information, Education and Entertainment. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The new programmes that are to be launched on the channel are Happy Homes – Khatte-meethe jeevan ke rang , starting from 17 November and slotted at 7pm is a light comedy of unity in diversity when people speaking different languages and from different regions live together in a colony. At 7:30 pm Khwabon ke darmiyan – Sach aur sapno se jhoojhti zindagi, is to be aired. This show will highlight the struggle to bridge the gap between dreams and reality for women in changing social context. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAt 8 Pm Khamosh sa afsana – Jidd aur armano ka fasana, has a fine cast of talented stalwarts like Tom Alter, Roopa Ganguly, M.K. Raina who are the central characters in a story depicting the struggle of a daughter fighting to balance her work and managing her disabled parents. It will be followed by  Zindagi ek Bhanwar – Rajneeti me mahila ka raaj. This is a political drama aims at reaching out to the aspirations of society and desiring changes in quality of life.  At 9:30 pm – Dard Ka Rishta – Badalte Sambandhon ki kahani  will be starting from Monday. followed by  Jab Jab Bahar Ayee – Janmon ka bandhan ya bandhish. A serial which touches upon a dilemma of husband and wife trying to keep their family together and finding happiness not withstanding their personal differences.Doordarshan National is also building their weekend prime-time with two shows Janmon ka Bandhan and Prakriti.Janmon ka Bandhan’ – Insaani rishton ka tana bana starting 21 November, airing Friday to Sunday at 7 pm is a women-centric family drama while Prakriti– Kudrat ko bachane ki jung tracks the story of an ideal forest officer who endeavours to save nature. It is set against the backdrop of scenic Jim Corbett Park. It will air from 22 November, every Sat and Sun at 8:30 pm.last_img read more


first_imgDarjeeling: The ban on sale of certain non-organic vegetables and fruits in Sikkim by the Sikkim Democratic Front government, has started to take a toll on the vegetable and fruit market of Siliguri. It has also drawn flak from different quarters in Sikkim. The All Sikkim Trader’s Association has also decided to seek legal recourse against the ban.In a bid to further boost the image of it being an organic state, the Sikkim government led by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, has announced a ban on sale of certain non-organic vegetables, fruits, spices and condiments and a cereal from April 1. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA Home department, government of Sikkim order, dated March 31, 2018, regulated the sale of certain non-organic agricultural and horticultural commodities, with an objective to “prevent risk to the health of human beings, animals and environment” and “deemed it expedient that such commodities shall be liable to be seized and disposed of.” Amidst scarcity of vegetables and fruits coupled with skyrocketing prices, the enforcement team of the Horticulture department, government of Sikkim, has been conducting raids in markets in Gangtok and surrounding areas, having confiscated non-organic vegetables worth more than Rs 4 lakh. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHuge pits were dug at Majhitar, Rangpo and East Sikkim and the confiscated vegetables and fruits were dumped in those pits on Wednesday.”This move to ban non-organic produce will definitely lead to a food scarcity and there is nothing much that we can do. Owing to short supply of vegetables, prices have skyrocketed, that too in this peak tourist season. We have no other option than to go to court against this,” stated Lakpa Sherpa, vice-president, All Sikkim Trader’s Association. Sherpa informed that Sikkim farmers cannot meet the requirements, especially during tourist season. More than 95 percent of the vegetables and fruits are brought in from Siliguri in West Bengal.The ban has emerged as a major economic crisis for traders in Siliguri. “Both traders and farmers of Bengal are being affected. Both the Khuchro Byabshai Samity and Siliguri Fruits and Vegetables Commission Agents have written to the West Bengal government to help resolve this issue. Earlier, it was a near blanket ban. However now, they are allowing potatoes, onion, garlic, chilies, carrot and tomatoes to be taken from Siliguri to Sikkim,” stated Tapan Saha of the regulated market, Siliguri. Around 70 tonne of vegetables used to make their way from the Siliguri market to Sikkim before the ban. The social media too is rife with criticism over the way the confiscated vegetables were disposed of on Wednesday.Many feel that the confiscated vegetables could have been distributed in old-age homes, orphanages and among the poor and needy. If not in Sikkim, they could have been sent back to Bengal. “Throwing food away is like stealing from the poor and hungry. It is a crime,” stated J Chettri, in a social media post.Even the Opposition parties are up in arms against this move in Sikkim. “During a meeting with the Union Home minister Rajnath Singh, I updated him on the imbroglio concerning the organic issue of Sikkim, wherein the Sikkimese people’s right to food and preferences has been snatched away by this draconian law. The Home minister expressed surprise and anguished over such an immature exercise,” claimed Sonam Lama, MLA, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha.The Sikkim National People’s Party has demanded an immediate roll back of the ban. The party has also demanded a thorough inquiry by an independent and impartial agency into the “organic mission”, based on the findings of the CAG as documented in their annual reports, since the inception of the mission.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: The newly opened Misti Hub in New Town did brisk business on Saturday and Sunday and people from all across the town had gathered to buy mouth-watering sweets.The parking bay was full and special parking arrangements were made on the service road. Parking is free on the earmarked area for half an hour. The hub is the only of its kind in Bengal where renowned sweetmakers of Kolkata are sharing the same roof with the traditional sweet meat sellers – the sarbhaja of Krishnanagar, langcha of Shatigarh and with mihidana and sitabhog of east Burdwan. The hub is opened from 12 noon to 9 pm. It will help the airport bound passengers to buy the special sweets of Bengal on way back home. Proper signs will be put up on Biswa Bangla Sarani to facilitate the airport bound buyers.The 10 branded shops that have been set up at the hub are KC Das, Bancharam, Gupta Brothers, Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick, Ganguram Sweets, Nalin Chandra Das, Mithai, Sweet Bengal, New Nabakrishna Guin and Hindusthan Sweets (shop no. 10).HIDCO had imposed a condition that those opening shops at the hub must have experience of 25 years or more. A central atrium with glass walls will bring the sunlight inside.The hub is a combination of tradition and modernity. There will be a caretaker on behalf of Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation ( HIDCO) to look after the facilities. The hub has been built on a shop-in-shop concept. There is a potential market of Bengali sweets both in the country and abroad.Meetings had been held between the sweet shop owners and HIDCO officials including its chairman Debashis Sen where the idea was discussed. The sweet meat sellers accepted the proposal and the hub has come up near Eco Park.The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has made special arrangements to issue trade licences to the shop owners.All the shop owners have come up with new variety of sweets including the modern ones. They are manufactured and packaged maintaining quality health.The hub has given opportunity to the residents of New Town and its neighbourhood to buy quality sweets without visiting Kolkata.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: Police have arrested an auto-rickshaw driver for assaulting a girl after she demanded a clarification from the accused for refusing her a ride to Ganguly Bagan area.The incident took place near Jadavpur 8B bus stand on Monday evening. The victim was standing near the bus stand along with a friend to get an auto-rickshaw to reach home at Ganguly Bagan. The victim had gone to Jadavpur University to meet some of her old friends there. She left for home at around 8.30 pm from the university. The victim is a former student of Jadavpur University and now stays in Mumbai. The victim told police that she had been waiting there for a few minutes but no auto-rickshaw drivers were willing to take her to her destination. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAlmost half an hour later, the victim tried to stop an auto-rickshaw but the driver denied to take her. The helpless victim asked for an answer as to why he would not take passengers for the mentioned route.As she demanded an explanation, the driver got down from the vehicle and slapped her. He has been identified as Asish Saha, who was arrested by the police on late Monday night. The victim girl also alleged that on duty policemen did not co-operate with her after the incident. The victim’s friend went to seek help from a police sergeant posted nearby, who refused to go to the spot. The officer told her friend that he would not be able to go there and would send forces. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe accused driver fled the spot immediately. The victim girl later lodged a complaint at the local police station on Monday night on the basis of which police have started a probe.Sadhan Pandey, state consumer affairs minister, said he had spoken to the state transport minister in this regard.He also said the state government will soon roll out Auto-rickshaw policy. The minister has urged people to register complaints with both the transport and consumer affairs department if they are heckled by auto-rickshaw drivers inany manner.last_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre has not received any official confirmation from the Mamata Banerjee government regarding the withdrawal of the Ayushman Bharat scheme from West Bengal, CEO Indu Bhushan said on Thursday. “Out of 36 states, 33 states have signed MoUs and 29 states have implemented it as well. We are not aware of West Bengal, as they have not given an official confirmation on the withdrawal,” the health scheme chief said this at The Ayushman Bharat Conclave here. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose In January, Banerjee announced that her state has withdrawn from the Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY scheme. Three other states – Delhi, Telangana and Odisha – have also stayed away from implementing the central health scheme. The Central government, too, wrote to the state saying that around 60 lakh families would suffer due to the state’s decision. Banerjee’s decision came after the Prime Minister sent out letters to the beneficiaries with only his pictures on them. Banerjee claimed that her state was contributing 40 per cent to the scheme and hence should be properly represented.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: People of West Bengal heaved a sigh of relief as severe cyclonic storm Fani weakened on Saturday morning and was moving towards neighbouring Bangladesh, a senior official of the regional meteorological centre said. The city witnessed wind speeds of 30-40 kmph with moderate to heavy rainfall overnight, he said. There was no report of any casualty or major damage in the districts through which the cyclone passed, officials said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Fani is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and weaken further over the next six hours. “It is very likely to move further north-northeastwards and enter Bangladesh around noon as a deep depression with wind speeds of 50-60 kmph, gusting to 70 kmph,” Deputy Director General of the Regional Meteorological Centre here Sanjib Bandyopadhyay told PTI. The very severe cyclonic storm weakened into a severe cyclonic storm over the Odisha coast, before moving further north-northeastwards and entering West Bengal through Kharagpur in West Midnapore around 12.30 am on Saturday. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state “It has moved to Arambagh in Hooghly and is now in Nadia district…and is moving towards Murshidabad district,” Bandyopadhyay said. A senior official said apart from a few mud houses collapsing and tress falling, there were no reports of casualties from any of the districts. “However, we are awaiting further details,” he added. Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim, along with senior engineers of the civic body and local councillors, was on a night-long vigil in and around the city to keep a tab on the situation. “We had made arrangements to act on an emergency basis had Fani hit the city. But thank god nothing major has happened,” Hakim told PTI. Meanwhile, flight operations resumed at the Kolkata airport at 9.57 am on Saturday, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said. Flight services were suspended at the airport from 3 pm on Friday. Train services on the Sealdah and Howrah sections were also getting back to normal, the officials said. Five persons were injured when a portion of the roof of a hutment collapsed on Friday night in the central part of the city’s Beniatola Lane, police said. All the five injured persons were released after treatment. The West Bengal government had taken precautionary measures in East and West Midnapore, North and South 24 Pargana districts, besides Howrah, Hooghly, Jhargram, Kolkata and the Sundarbans. The cyclone barrelled through Odisha on Friday, unleashing copious rain and windstorm that gusted up to 175 kmph, killing at least eight people, blowing away thatched houses and swamping towns and villages.last_img read more


first_imgTim Tebow has taken a lot of heat for pursuing his professional baseball career. Many people called it a PR stunt.It sure didn’t look like a stunt when Tebow smashed a home run in his first professional at bat with the Single A Columbia Fireflies, tonight. It’s likely the first of hundreds and hundreds he’ll hit in his career.Watch Tebow hit the “shot heard ’round the internet”:WATCH: Tim Tebow hits a HOME RUN in 1st at bat with @ColaFireflies!!! UNREAL! @wachfox pic.twitter.com/d9hYzQfXfk— Matt Dowell (@TheMattDowell) April 6, 2017 Advertisementlast_img


first_imgJuly 7, 2011 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Technology continues to be a boon for entrepreneurs, offering increased mobility, productivity and ROI at shrinking expense. But as useful as modern innovations such as smartphones, tablet PCs and cloud computing are to small businesses, they also present growing security concerns. Following are 10 safety tips to help you guard against high-tech failure:1. Protect with passwords. This may seem like a no-brainer, but many cyber attacks succeed precisely because of weak password protocols. Access to all equipment, wireless networks and sensitive data should be guarded with unique user names and passwords keyed to specific individuals. The strongest passwords contain numbers, letters and symbols, and aren’t based on commonplace words, standard dictionary terms or easy-to-guess dates such as birthdays. Each user should further have a unique password wherever it appears on a device or network. If you create a master document containing all user passcodes, be sure to encrypt it with its own passcode and store it in a secure place.2. Design safe systems. Reduce exposure to hackers and thieves by limiting access to your technology infrastructure. Minimize points of failure by eliminating unnecessary access to hardware and software, and restricting individual users’ and systems’ privileges only to needed equipment and programs. Whenever possible, minimize the scope of potential damage to your networks by using a unique set of email addresses, logins, servers and domain names for each user, work group or department as well.Related: How Small-Business Owners Can Award Against Online Security Threats3. Conduct screening and background checks. While rogue hackers get most of the press, the majority of unauthorized intrusions occur from inside network firewalls. Screen all prospective employees from the mailroom to the executive suite. Beyond simply calling references, be certain to research their credibility as well. An initial trial period, during which access to sensitive data is either prohibited or limited, is also recommended. And it wouldn’t hurt to monitor new employees for suspicious network activity.4. Provide basic training. Countless security breaches occur as a result of human error or carelessness. You can help build a corporate culture that emphasizes computer security through training programs that warn of the risks of sloppy password practices and the careless use of networks, programs and devices. All security measures, from basic document-disposal procedures to protocols for handling lost passwords, should be second-nature to members of your organization.5. Avoid unknown email attachments. Never, ever click on unsolicited email attachments, which can contain viruses, Trojan programs or computer worms. Before opening them, always contact the sender to confirm message contents. If you’re unfamiliar with the source, it’s always best to err on the side of caution by deleting the message, then potentially blocking the sender’s account and warning others to do the same.6. Hang up and call back. So-called “social engineers,” or cons with a gift for gab, often prey on unsuspecting victims by pretending to be someone they’re not. If a purported representative from the bank or strategic partner seeking sensitive data calls, always end the call and hang up. Then dial your direct contact at that organization, or one of its public numbers to confirm the call was legitimate. Never try to verify suspicious calls with a number provided by the caller.7. Think before clicking. Phishing scams operate by sending innocent-looking emails from apparently trusted sources asking for usernames, passwords or personal information. Some scam artists even create fake Web sites that encourage potential victims from inputting the data themselves. Always go directly to a company’s known Internet address or pick up the phone before providing such info or clicking on suspicious links.Related: Seven Steps to Get Your Business Ready for the Big One8. Use a virus scanner, and keep all software up-to-date. Whether working at home or on an office network, it pays to install basic virus scanning capability on your PC. Many network providers now offer such applications for free. Keeping software of all types up to date is also imperative, including scheduling regular downloads of security updates, which help guard against new viruses and variations of old threats.9. Keep sensitive data out of the cloud. Cloud computing offers businesses many benefits and cost savings. But such services also could pose additional threats as data are housed on remote servers operated by third parties who may have their own security issues. With many cloud-based services still in their infancy, it’s prudent to keep your most confidential data on your own networks.10. Stay paranoid. Shred everything, including documents with corporate names, addresses and other information, including the logos of vendors and banks you deal with. Never leave sensitive reports out on your desk or otherwise accessible for any sustained period of time, let alone overnight. Change passwords regularly and often, especially if you’ve shared them with an associate. It may seem obsessive, but a healthy dose of paranoia could prevent a major data breach.The average cost to an organization to recover from such a breach is $6.75 million, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. And that doesn’t count damage to your reputation or relationships. So be proactive and diligent about prevention. An ounce far outweighs a pound of cure.Related: Data Backup and Storage: Should You Stay Local or Go Online? 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first_img 3 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Entrepreneurs: Four students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched Ministry of Supply (MoS) to create stylish business clothing for men with “tech under the hood.” Their wearable inventions are made of specialized fabrics that breathe, regulate heat, zap moisture and neutralize the bacteria that causes body odor.”Aha” moment: The founders, who met at MIT’s Entrepreneurship Center in 2011, were looking for better business garb. Aman Advani, in particular, was fed up with the “wrinkled, grimy” attire that comes with frequent travel. “As an active person, I knew there had to be a way to introduce performance textiles into my daily work wardrobe,” he says.One of the founders had an understanding of the machinations of body heat–how to study, map and control it–from working at the Sports Technology Institute in the U.K. Additional research led the foursome to phase-change materials, which are used by NASA to thermoregulate spacesuits.Thermo-what? Thermoregulation is the process by which organisms maintain consistent body temperature in the face of varying external conditions. It’s the reason people sweat, dogs pant and seals have blubber.Liftoff: Inspired by NASA’s aeronautic ingenuity, MoS created clothing that stores and releases energy. The company’s $108 wrinkle-free Apollo dress shirts feature gleaming threads on cuffs and collars; the silver ion material hinders cell production during periods of heat and moisture, thus fighting against body odor.It’s all about building in subtle functionality without sacrificing function.–Aman Advani, Ministry of SupplyAfter waging one of Kickstarter’s most successful fashion campaigns–the team raised $429,000 in 2012, on a goal of just $30,000–MoS began selling its business shirts online and via a Boston showroom. High style: Once the technology was nailed down, the MoS team looked to more utilitarian brands with modern aesthetics for inspiration. “Patagonia, Red Oxx and Tumi are influences,” Advani says. “It’s all about building in subtle functionality without sacrificing fashion.”The founders are striving to provide a one-stop “wardrobe solution.” The company now makes $28 moisture-wicking and odor-controlling T-shirts and recently introduced $138 performance pants.Customers: Co-founder Kit Hickey says MoS targets men who are “youthful, active and aware. Our customers are typically aged 25 to 40 and are interested in how technology can improve their life–from computers to clothing.”One goal is to offer a “personal digital experience for every shopper.” In a six-month span, team members personally responded to more than 5,000 customer e-mails, all within 24 hours of receipt.Marketing: In a show of apology, MoS sent $10 each to about 500 customers who had pre-ordered items and waited longer than promised to receive them. Advani and Hickey then jetted to New York City for Fashion Week 2012, where they discussed their company’s focus on design and functionality with Elle magazine creative director Joe Zee, who said they were pioneering “the next big thing” in fashion.Up next: A West Coast outpost or another showroom may be in the works. This story appears in the May 2013 issue of . Subscribe »center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 8, 2013 Photo© Ben Alsoplast_img read more


first_img 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img November 23, 2015 It’s no surprise that tech leaders look to pop culture for inspiration (hello, hoverboards and self-driving cars). Sadly for Star Trek fans, there is one product you won’t be seeing anytime soon – at least not from Google.Amit Singhal, a Google senior vice president who oversees search for the tech giant recently gave an interview to Time where he detailed some of the company’s previously secret forays into the world of wearable tech.Singhal is a longtime Star Trek fan and his love for the series led to the development of a prototype inspired by the communicator badges that Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew would wear on their uniforms.Related: Stream Me Up, Scotty: CBS to Release New Star Trek Episodes Beginning January 2017Google’s version of the badge was a lapel pin outfitted with Bluetooth technology and microphone and it could be turned on just by tapping on it. A user could then use it to ask questions of the search engine in lieu of getting on a computer or using a mobile device to find the answer.Unfortunately, the tech never got beyond the testing stage. Singhal did not explain why.Given the voice activated helpers currently on the market, from Amazon’s Echo to Siri to Cortana from Microsoft, it makes sense that Singhal also cited the Spike Jonze film Her as another pop culture property that Googlers get inspiration from when it comes to the future of search.Related: Remembering Mr. Spock: 10 of Leonard Nimoy’s Most Memorable Quotes  last_img read more


first_img Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the buzz around artificial intelligence. So it might surprise you to learn that, according to a 2017 survey published by McKinsey Global Institute, out of 3,000 AI-aware executives, only one in five are using any AI-related technology in core areas of their businesses.Why aren’t entrepreneurs and executives jumping on what they know to be a market-changing technology? In a word, uncertainty. With AI still young, leaders aren’t sure where to apply it, how to ensure a return on their investment or, most of all, how to implement it.To be sure, AI can be intimidating. It’s not a switch you flip or a widget you jam into your product. Winning with AI requires serious analysis about where to play and how to win, backed by rapid investments in software, data and machine learning.Related: Ready or Not, It’s Time to Embrace AISo where to start? We like to think about AI at three levels of granularity: business patterns, core technologies and use cases. Because virtually all business applications of AI fall within three patterns, examining them is a great way to understand AI’s use cases and specific technologies.Recurring business patternsAI describes a family of technologies that, in a rough sense, can be compared to a human brain. While AI might never replicate the creative problem-solving that people are capable of, it does offer enormous processing power and decision-making skills. Practically speaking, it’ll never get bored, get tired or call in sick the Monday after the Super Bowl. The advantages of AI mean that, in certain situations, it can perform work in mere minutes that would take humans thousands of hours. Related: The 5 Most Interesting Artificial Intelligence Trends for Entrepreneurs to Follow in 2018AI as triage, the pattern representing roughly half our work at Manifold, serves to augment the decision-making ability of human beings. Instead of having a security guard watch hours of surveillance footage, an AI solution can flag instances of suspicious activity, greatly reducing the human workload. AI as triage is especially advantageous because the software doesn’t need to be 100 percent accurate. Even an algorithm that’s 80 percent accurate saves an incredible amount of time; plus, in many cases, its accuracy improves with use.Entity resolution and topic modeling are sophisticated examples of AI as an organizer, but this AI solution essentially involves labeling data assets in order to unlock the insights they can provide. As big data takes over, AI will be essential to managing and manipulating mass quantities of information.As triage and organizer, AI requires a degree of human input and direction. Autonomous AI, however, is capable of learning certain tasks that require complex decisions to be made. Autonomous AI often receives the most attention because it makes innovations like self-driving cars possible, but at least in the short term, the business world might have more use for AI’s organizational and triage capabilities.Whatever you choose to do with AI, don’t delay. “AI is going to revolutionize the world more than any other tech advancement of the past 30 years,” Mark Cuban remarked at the recent Upfront Summit in Los Angeles. Like the internet, AI will produce a rich-get-richer environment, and those who get a head start are going to run the table. So far, the following areas of AI show particular business promise:1. Predictive analyticsImagine being able to project a customer’s worth as soon as he buys your service. Sounds impossible, right? Well, in the course of our AI-as-triage work, we helped a leading online registry predict the lifetime value of its patrons within a few days of sign-up with 90 percent accuracy. Now, the registry can make more informed decisions about its customer service, delivering as much value as possible to its most loyal users.Of course, creating a predictive solution requires a complete record of your customer interactions. Building this database takes time, but many of the necessary components are available off the shelf. Even if predictive analytics are a way off for your business, start collecting customer data now so you’ll have it when you decide to tap into AI.2. Computer visionWhat started as a cost-prohibitive technology has become commonplace in everyday life. Computer vision is the leap between storing images and videos to understanding their contents. Every time your photo app recognizes your face or you deposit a check via a mobile device, you’re using computer vision. If your business works with unstructured visual data in almost any way, it can take advantage of this type of AI.Related: Can Artificial Intelligence Identify Pictures Better Than Humans?If you’re stuck, think about all the corners of the market where computer vision is cropping up. Self-driving cars use it to detect road lines, pedestrians and other cars. Twitter uses it to crop photos uploaded by users to their most interesting parts. Computer vision can automatically label photos and videos, and Google’s Image Search uses this technology to index all images on the internet.3. Natural language processingComputers haven’t just become better at understanding visual data; they’ve started to master the intricacies of human speech and writing via natural language processing. In short, NLP algorithms decode information contained within free text. With deep learning, NLP can search huge quantities of text for both specific information and areas of contextual relevance. Acting as triage, AI can look through medical records and determine what to code for. Apixio, for example, is using NLP to locate and “read” charts across electronic health records systems, standalone images and more. According to a study it conducted, Apixio’s AI-fueled platform was 20 percent more accurate and 400 percent more productive than typical approaches. Similarly, NLP can comb through legal documents to find ones that are relevant to a specific case.Much like computer vision, using NLP requires identifying information that you would like to retrieve or alter in large chunks of text. Examples include customer feedback, media mentions of your company, search queries and internal records. For instance, to resolve a health IT client’s entity resolution problem, we built an AI solution using NLP that ingests a large collection of records, identifies duplicates and merges them into master records. Without automation, the client would have spent thousands of man hours reviewing and organizing those millions of records.Whatever you do, AI integration won’t happen overnight — but it won’t happen at all unless you initiate the process proactively. Start by identifying opportunities for quick business wins to build momentum and ensure future AI investments are on solid ground. Curate and prioritize your opportunities based on the complexity of implementation and the significance of the return. AI is often lauded for its ability to reduce costs, but its potential to drive growth matters just as much.Your next task? Start thinking about how you’ll collect, store, transform and label key data assets to power your AI solution. You’ll need them organized and updated to properly screen the opportunities you spot. Fortunately, once you’ve got your data in shape, you’ll have the hardest part behind you.  Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 2, 2018 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 7 min readlast_img read more


first_img 2 min read February 1, 2019 Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. The internet is forever, so they say. It’s a line many of us were fed by our parents during the golden ages of MySpace and Facebook, usually in response to an embarrassing selfie or a cringe-worthy post about an ex that, in retrospect, should’ve never seen the light of day.It isn’t technically true, though. Sure, the data might hang around the web in an archive somewhere, but almost any content can be made publicly inaccessible by its owner with just a click or two. Just ask former Gothamist and DNAinfo reporters, some of whom briefly lost years of work when the late news site’s founder shut it down unexpectedly in late 2017.To make sure the same fate doesn’t befall your precious content, look no further than Offcloud (30GB of monthly premium bandwidth and 50GB of cloud space) for secure downloads, storage, and backups. Offcloud is a cloud-based download manager that makes it easy to store and access digital content you find on blogs, BitTorrent, and even media sites like YouTube and Soundcloud. Essentially, just about anything you want to keep forever can be kept forever with a subscription to its services.Let’s say you find a Facebook post that you want to save somewhere for future reference. With Offcloud, you can download that post without worrying about speed and bandwidth limitations, and stay anonymous throughout the entire process. Once you’ve got the file, you can automatically transfer the data straight to FTP, cloud storage platforms like Dropbox, and other remote storage spaces for anytime access. (That’s right — no need to go through the clunky process of migrating files from your desktop to the cloud.) You’ve also got the option of converting the page into a PDF document or HTML file for easy future reading.Included with every lifetime subscription to Offcloud are dozens of other storage tools, a reliable API, and access to an unrivaled customer service team. Such a service normally retails for $699.99, but for a limited time, we’re slashing that price for our readers.Head over to the Entrepreneur Store, where you can sign up for lifetime access to the Offcloud Download Manager for just $49.99 — a savings of 92 percent. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more


first_imgWhich Chromium browser gets the fastest updates? by Martin Brinkmann on May 29, 2017 in Google Chrome – Last Update: May 29, 2017 – 24 commentsMany web browsers are based on the open source Chromium web browser. There is Google Chrome obviously, Opera and Vivaldi, and many, many more including Yandex Browser, SRWare Iron, Slimjet or UC Browser.All of these browsers are based on Chromium, but how fast are they updated when a new Chromium version is published? Is Chrome really the fastest to get these updates, or are other browser makers even faster than Google?Do some browsers lack behind when it comes to updates? A delay in regards to security updates may increase the browser’s attack vector when you are using it for instance.In short: we take a look at the past four months, and find out when popular Chromium-based browsers got updated in that time. Note that we included only stable browsers in the overview. This means that a browser like Brave is not included (yet) for instance.Chromium browser update historyThis article looks only at stable releases of the following browsers: Comodo Dragon, Google Chrome, Opera, Slimjet, SRWare Iron, UC Browser, Vivaldi.You can check the Chromium version in most of these browsers by loading chrome://version (or about://version).May 201717.5.2017 — Comodo Dragon — Chromium 57.0.2987.9310.5.2017 — Opera 45 — Chromium 58.0.3029.11009.05.2017 — Chrome 58 — 58.0.3029.11003.05.2017 — SRWare Iron — 58.0.3050.002.05.2017 — Chrome 58 — 58.0.3029.96April 201727.04.2017 — Vivaldi 1.9 — Chromium 58.0.3029.8219.04.2017 — Slimjet 14.0 — Chromium 5719.04.2017 — Chrome 58 — Chromium 58.0.3029.81March 201729.03.2017 — Vivaldi 1.8 — Chromium 57.0.2987.11129.03.2017 — Chrome 57 — Chromium 57.0.2987.13327.03.2017 — SRWare Iron — Chromium 57.0.3000.023.03.2017 — Comodo Dragon — Chromium 55.0.2883.5921.03.2017 — Opera 44 — Chromium 57.0.2987.7416.03.2017 — Chrome 57 — Chromium 57.0.2987.11009.03.2017 — SRWare Iron — Chromium 56.0.2950.109.03.2017 — Chrome 57 — Chromium 57.0.2987.98February 201728.02.2017 — UC Browser 6.1 — Chromium 50.0.2661.10208.02.2017 — Vivaldi 1.7 — Chromium 56.0.2924.8807.02.2017 — Opera 43 — Chromium 5601.02.2017 — Chrome 56 — Chromium 56.0.2942.97A look at the resultsIf you take a close look at the table, you will notice that third-party Chromium-based browsers lack behind more or less when it comes to updates.The biggest “lagger” is UC Browser, which was last updated in February 2017 to a Chromium version that was released in April 2016.Other browsers don’t lag that much behind releases, but they are not updated super fast either. The Comodo Dragon browser falls in that category which seems to lag one or two versions behind the browsers that get updated more frequently.Opera, Vivaldi and also SRWare Iron are updated regularly (usually once a month), and each update brings along with it a Chromium version increase.While the updates are not as often as those of Google Chrome, it is probably not too big of an issue. Google Chrome is updated more frequently, and when it is updated, it is with newer builds of Chromium when compared to the releases of Vivaldi or Opera.ConclusionThere is a wide disparity when it comes to Chromium-browser releases. Some browsers are updated infrequently only, and they may lack versions behind when compared to releases of browsers that are updated regularly.This is bad from a security perspective for the most part, as security fix implementations are delayed. This means that the browser is vulnerable to attacks that are fixed already in other browsers.A rule of thumb would be that a browser should be updated at least once a month to keep up with Chromium development. Anything less means that it will lag behind and remains vulnerable to security issues that were fixed already by the Chromium team.Now You: Do you run a Chromium based browser? Which and why?SummaryArticle NameWhich Chromium browser gets the fastest updates?DescriptionWhich Chromium-based browser on the desktop is updated the fastest, and which lags behind when it comes to updates of the web browser?Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more