Varun

62 Flips | 5 Magazines | 10 Likes | 1 Follower | @Varun70h8 | Keep up with Varun on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Varun”

The Three Paths to Success in Financial Markets

I propose that there are, at root, three basic paths to success in financial markets that correspond to three kinds of market participants. These are …

Trading

Top 10 Data Science Skills, and How to Learn Them

One of most popular posts this year came from Ferris Jumah, a data scientist at LinkedIn, who mapped the most popular skills of data scientists by …

Data Science

India Becoming Third Largest World Economy Is A Sign Of Failure, Not Success

An interesting little point following on from the CEBR report into the size of national economies. Of course, as we would expect, reports from different countries about the same report note and detail different facets of said report. So we’ve a report out of SE Asia that looks at the way in which …

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Fear is back in the markets and oil is falling again.<p>Here are the five things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Fear is here:</b> The CNNMoney Fear & Greed index shows markets are extremely fearful as oil prices fall off a cliff and Russia struggles to deal with a full-blown …

22 Key Big Data Terms Everyone Should Understand

I have attempted to provide simple explanations for some of the most important technologies and terms you will come across if you’re looking at …

Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram - ExtremeTech

By on August 17, 2012 at 10:22 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A bioengineer and geneticist at …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

What it’s like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites class

<i>Editors’ note: This piece was originally published on the author’s personal blog, and then republished by several sites, including Quartz, with the author’s permission. Subsequently, other bloggers accused him of copying pieces of text, photo captions, and a photo from their travel reports. We have</i> …

Singapore Airlines

Post Ratio Landing Page

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Why Sadness Might Be Advantageous for Humans

Our theories of sadness have evolved significantly over the past few thousand years. Ancient Greek doctors believed that sadness was a black liquid …

Footballers' pounding feet power community soccer pitch lights

Part of Shell's <i>Make The Future</i> program, which aims to inspire young scientists and engineers of the future, and hailed as the first of its kind, the …

The graphics on Intel-based tablets are going to impress you

Intel has committed over 60 percent of the surface area on the new Intel Core M system-on-chip to the graphics processing unit (GPU). That is an enormous change in attitude for the processor giant and indicates they clearly get it about what you do with a tablet—you look at it. And the tablets …

HP Labs is working on a glass 3D printer

HP isn’t content to just 3D print in plastic. A job ad for a “robotics scientist for 3D printing” sounds normal enough until you dive into the text …

“The Roosevelts”: Ken Burns’ economics lesson for America

<b>(PBS)</b><p>The new PBS documentary examines how New Nationalism and the New Deal saved the country from capitalism’s excesses<p>David B. Woolner<p>September 27, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Next New Deal.<p>Ken Burns's superb documentary, <i>The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,</i> is in many ways a …

Meet The PayPal Mafia, The Richest Group Of Men In Silicon Valley

The company founded by Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Max Levchin has spawned three billionaires, many, many millionaires, and generation-defining companies. Here, we break down the key players from the most notorious group in Silicon Valley.<p>The picture above features some of the most poorly dressed …

Silicon Valley

5 amazing gadgets you won't believe exist

If you haven't noticed, the "Age of Technology" is upon us. Real versions of yesterday's dreams are popping up like Orville Redenbacher kernels in a 3,000 watt microwave. Not a day goes by, it seems, that we are not blown away by a new technology product or service that would have seemed stranger …

Thanks To Putin, Space Travel Is About American Prestige Again

This apparently twice-a-century event of a new American spacecraft has an important political context to it. Since the shuttle fleet's retirement, American astronauts have had to depend on Russian Soyuz capsules launched from Kazakhstan's Baikanour Cosmodrome in order to reach the International …

Space Exploration

This Samsung Rebrand Concept is Brilliant

Samsung has a huge marketing budget, but its branding and track record for product design is underwhelming. In comparison to Apple, its closest smartphone rival in the US, Samsung struggles to play in the same league.<p>Tech-lover and coffee addict Aziz Firat thinks it’s about time Samsung gave its …

Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track -- and for good reason. The forward-tilted …

LG cooks up more flexible & less hazy 18-inch OLED panels

LG Display has outdone itself, with more flexible displays than it’s ever made before.<p>The company announced today a flexible 18-inch panel made of organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, as well as a new transparent OLED panel in the same size thats beats previous models on light transmittance and …

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

REPORT: Apple Is Already Developing Its First Smart Home Devices

Although Apple unveiled its HomeKit platform for developers at this year's WWDC, the company is now working on actual hardware products for everyday users.<p>Gurman's sources haven't specified exactly what types of devices Apple is working on, but they did reportedly say that the connected home space …

Apple

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo Concept Revealed at Goodwood

In light of the recent reveals of numerous exclusive Vision Gran Turismo Concepts from Nissan, Mercedes, BMW, and Volkswagen, Aston Martin has revealed its own virtual racer at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Called the Aston Martin Design Prototype 100 (or DP-100 for short), the concept …

This Company Is One Step Closer To Flying Us To Space In A Balloon

World View<p>How many kids dream of becoming an astronaut when they grow up? It's a bit difficult to actually make that happen, but soon we may be able …

Pictures of the Week 6.26.14

Prospects for lower cost nuclear fission power

What really is meant<br>* Japan turned off their 50 nuclear reactors and have not turned them back on and have scaled back their nuclear plans and are …

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, for example, believes that by 2040 artificial intelligence will be so good that humans will be fully immersed in virtual reality and that something called the Singularity, when technology becomes so advanced that it changes the human race irreversibly, will occur.<p>Kevin Kelly, …

Virtual Reality

Tofu Ingredient Could Lead to Cheaper Way of Making Solar Cells

What do solar panels and tofu have in common? Not much yet, but that could be about to change. U.K. scientists have found that magnesium chloride, a common chemical used as a bath salt and as a coagulant in the production of tofu, can replace cadmium chloride, a key component in the process used to …

We just played with Android's L Developer Preview

By releasing a Developer Preview of the next version of Android (only known as "L" for now), Google is walking new ground -- and it's blazing a glorious path that will greatly benefit the platform going forward. Developers and manufacturers will no longer be in the dark for upcoming firmware …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …