Peter Shankar

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WEF 2018

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …

The Real Reason Good Managers Are So Rare

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British Airways Just Can’t Kick its 747 Habit

If it’s the end of the line for Boeing Co.’s 747 jetliner, nobody told British Airways.<p>The largest operator of the hump-backed icon -- dubbed the …

This Blazing Fast Electric Car is Powered by Saltwater!

Nanoflowcell has developed the world’s first saltwater-powered electric car – the Quant e-Sportlimousine – it just received approval for testing in …

7 Important Points In Preparing For The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things sounds more like J.J. Abrams’ next sci-fi thriller than a major inflection point in business technology. Which makes the fact that IoT is about to invade the business landscape on a massive scale somewhat ironic—and wholly appropriate.<p>Enterprises have been tossed by some …

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He’s mostly known for his …

Study Reveals 4 Leadership Trends In Dealing With Complexity

A recent study reveals the leadership trends that leaders follow today amidst a constantly changing environment, and how yesterday’s solution often morphs into today’s problem. It’s no secret that the competitive landscape of today moves faster and is more complex than ever before—and only becomes …

Stanford Lecturer On Apple's Innovation Drought

Apple's best days are behind it. And the decline started after Steve Jobs negotiated an exclusive deal for AT&T to be the iPhone’s carrier. Its best hope for the future may be Apple Pay.<p>That’s my summary of what Stanford Graduate School of Business Lecturer, Mark Leslie, told me about Apple in …

That Time Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Argued About the Future of Computers

In an unprecedented joint interview July 1991, the co-parents of the modern computer had it out over the PC's potential.<p><i>In the book</i> Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Visionary Leader<i>, authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli draw on extensive interviews--conducted over</i> …

AirAsia flight plunged into sea ‘like a piece of metal’

As the search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 enters its fifth day, an expert claims the Airbus A320 suffered a catastrophic stall in bad weather<p>AirAsia Flight QZ8501 plummeted into the sea “like a piece of metal,” an aviation expert claimed on Thursday, as poor weather continued to hamper the hunt for …

Earth's Moon is a Hollow Space Station: the Evidence

The Moon is the eye in the sky to the inhabitants of Earth. It provides us with the natural tidal cycles which are said to maintain the equ...<p>Cosmos, …

How To Market A Franchise Using Social Media

Today, social media marketing is a must in order to stay competitive in the global, digital market. Using social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus, can be a unique challenge for franchise owners who may have more restrictions on their marketing than traditional …

Could an 'Avengers'-style Helicarrier become reality?

Could an "Avengers"-style Helicarrier soon become a reality for the U.S. military?<p>Essentially aircraft carriers that can fly, Helicarriers featured in Marvel’s 2012 movie “The Avengers,” and, more recently, in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”<p>The Helicarrier serves as an airborne base for …

Scientists close in on diabetes cure with production of insulin-producing cells

Stem cell researchers at Harvard University have devised a method for creating large quantities of human insulin-producing beta cells, which could …

Sharp Aquos Crystal Phone

A 5-inch screen on a phone isn't that big a deal anymore. But a 5-inch screen on a phone that actually fits in your pocket is. And that's exactly …

Driverless Trains Headed To London In 2022 (Video)

A number of companies are working on autonomous vehicles, with a range of auto makers and companies like Google working on driverless cars, and now …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Bends Like The iPhone 6 (Video)

Samsung were quick to poke fun of Apple when the videos of the iPhone 6 Plus bending appeared online, the company even posted their own bend test …

Propaganda

Project info<p>On 4th October 2012 my artwork series “Propaganda” was inaugurated at the VIP preview of Taiwan Photo, staged in Taipei, Taiwan. A video of the opening of the Taiwan Photo Art Fair can be viewed via this link: http://youtu.be/rNF-sA8edLM.<p>The series consists of 12 artworks, each …

Art

Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves

“Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds …

Judging America: A Series of Jarring Portrait GIFs that Alternate Between Judgement and Reality

They say not judge a book by its cover, for photographer Joel Parés‘ series “Judging America,” that’s exactly what he wants you to do… at first. …

Top 7 most expensive mobile phones in the world -

We’ve come to an age where mobile phones can certainly not be done away with. They have grown to be more utility-based and found in every common …

TAG Heuer

Cities: How crowded life is changing us

More than half the world’s population are concentrated in urban areas, and this is having an effect not just culturally, but biologically too. And advances in technology are adding an entirely new dimension to people’s lives.<p>Cities cover just 3% of the planet's land surface, but are already home to …

Anthropocene

Mercedes Marco Polo Activity recreational vehicle plays all day, sleeps all night

The Marco Polo Activity has the same 5.14 x 1.93 x 1.98-m (16.9 x 6.3 x 6.5-ft) measurements as the standard Marco Polo, but it is a sort of "camper …

Thailand’s White Temple Looks Like It Came Down From Heaven

Believe it or not, this is a real place – Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Thailand that looks like it was …

SoftBank announces emotional robots to staff its stores and watch your baby

Pepper will go on sale for under $2,000 in February<p>SoftBank CEO and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son has announced a surprising new direction for his illustrious career: the field of humanoid robotics. At a press conference in Tokyo, Son revealed a human-like robot called Pepper that is capable of …

Robots and humans work in harmony at Nissan's UK plant, creating 113 cars an hour (pictures)

88 Photos<p>Andrew Hoyle/CNET<p>Welcome to Nissan's enormous car manufacturing plant in Sunderland, UK. Built in 1984 and first put into operation in 1986, this vast factory sees highly trained workers paired with finely tuned robots to create up to 113 cars every hour. It was the first UK plant in …

MIT Prof Invents a Squishy Material for Shape-Shifting Robots

Robots may very well be stronger, faster, and sometimes smarter than us humans, but we’ve got something on them yet. Namely, a skeletal system and …

XStat Syringe: Instantly Stops Gunshot Wounds From Bleeding

RevMedx, a medical technology company based out of Wilsonville, OR, has<br>created a syringe-like device called XStat, which is loaded with teeny …

The 6 Robots That Will Wash And Feed Us When We're Old

Between 2012 and 2050, the number of Americans age 65 or older is predicted to nearly double from 43.1 million to 83.7 million, according to a U.S. Census report published this month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the country's graying demographics, combined with …

This Robot Kangaroo Can Pretty Much Hop Forever

A German company has successfully emulated the jumping behavior of the kangaroo in robot form, the company said.<p>The bionic kangaroo has self-charging …