Rupesh Raghavan

110 Flips | 5 Magazines | 66 Likes | 14 Following | 11 Followers | @rupeshr1 | Avid  Tech guy with interest in Virtual Reality, Drones and Mobile Apps. Passionate about Art and History as well

NHL stunner: A 36-year-old accountant who has never played pro stars in Blackhawks win

On Thursday night in the middle of a National Hockey League game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets, an unfamiliar figure in a No. 90 Blackhawks jersey stepped onto the ice at the United Center.<p>“Hey, who’s this guy?” an announcer joked.<p>That guy was Scott Foster, the team’s …

Ice Hockey

7 books that will make you smarter in a single plane ride

Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off from the constant barrage of phone notifications.<p>Why not spend that time getting smarter on a topic you've always wanted to learn more about.<p>With that in mind, Business Insider found seven …

In 1995, this astronomer predicted the Internet’s greatest failure

22 years ago, astronomer Clifford Stoll made a huge mistake. He challenged the popular notion that the Internet was a force for good, and he was ruthlessly mocked by just about everyone.<p>On the surface, you can see why his 1995 Newsweek column has been maligned for decades. Some of the problems he …

OwnBackup grabs $7.5M Series B investment for SaaS data backup service

One of the great advantages of the cloud is that your vendor is supposed to take care of all the hard management bits for you — including backup. While that’s true for the most part, the vendor can’t help you recover data if one of your employees makes an error that results in data loss or …

NASA found ten Earth-size planets with conditions ideal for water

Remember when everyone went nuts over the seven Earth-like planets the Spitzer telescope found back in February shortly after Trump was inaugurated? If you're still keen to leave, NASA has released a batch of 219 recently-discovered planet candidates -- including ten near-Earth size that orbit in …

Universe

Jupiter is the oldest planet in the Solar System

Jupiter's ancient name really is well-deserved: according to a new study, the king of the planets isn't just the largest in the Solar System, it's also the oldest. A team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and the University of Munster in Germany have …

10 Things Highly Productive People Do on the Weekend

How to use your weekend to create a better week ahead.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends …

Time Management

This Man Rode a Bike From India to Sweden—for Love

Inspired by a prophecy, PK Mahanandia traveled more than 4,000 miles.<p>Pradyumna Kumar "PK" Mahanandia was born an “untouchable” in a remote village in eastern India, in the region that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s <i>Jungle Book</i>. As a member of one of India’s lowest castes, he had no hope of escaping …

India

This animation shows how fast a rocket must go to leave every planet

Elon Musk's private rocket company SpaceX announced Monday that it plans to launch two paying customers around the moon in late 2018.<p>How hard will that be to accomplish, exactly?<p>Gravity makes it possible for us to live on Earth, but it also makes it pretty hard to leave.<p>Satellites fight gravity by …

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an …

The best password managers

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Information Systems

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

Stanford University

Who wins the three-way cloud battle? Google vs. Azure vs. AWS

When choosing a cloud platform, newcomers may only look at the cost, but many different business needs should be taken care of before making the final call. We hope to help you get a clear perspective on three major cloud platforms.<p>Right now, there are three main players in the market: Google Cloud …

150-Year Journey to Alpha Centauri Proposed

Interstellar travel, a timeworn staple of science fiction, can already be science fact if one has cash to spare. For just $100 million or so, a …

A buggy built for a mission millions of miles away

The kind of rovers that drive on the Moon would be useless on Mars. So how will astronauts get around the Red Planet?<p>The mission statement for Journey to Mars declares that Nasa expects to land an astronaut on the Red Planet by the mid-2030’s. But in order to achieve this goal, Nasa will need to …

Read Nikola Tesla's Drone Patent... From 1898

The inventor believed unmanned machines would end all wars<p>Nikola Tesla, the inventor, electric car company namesake, and beloved darling of the internet, had a great many visions in his mind. Among the more obscure: a patent for killer robots. And not just killer robots, but killer robots he …

Deer Grazing in Scotland: Pictures

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

Clear skies permitting, sky-gazers will be treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon<p>If you’re below retirement age, you’ll never have seen it so big or so bright. Amid all the political seismic shocks, the universe is throwing in a stunning natural phenomenon this week, with the appearance of the …

Astronomy

Tesla is on the verge of completely changing the way it does business

Musk and the team never live up to the ambitious expectations they establish, and for good reason. There is nothing to be gained from aiming low if you're trying to reinvent a 100-year-old technology like the automobile.<p>That pattern was already due to be modified if not changed outright, as Tesla …

Built from scratch by the tsars, imperial St Petersburg was at the epicentre of the Russian Revolution. Harriet Green scours its streets for Lenin’s legacy<p>From the counter, where a woman is pouring buckets of tea into an urn, the queue snakes as far as the front door and out into the street: …

St. Petersburg

How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Feast your eyes on this new batch of spectacular photos of Mars

Thanks to the Indian Space Research Organization and a little help from the Planetary Society, we just got a new batch of spectacular photos of the Red Planet. The images come from the Mars Orbiter, a spacecraft launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 2013. The Mars Orbiter …

How to Break Bad Habits - The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg Animated Book Review / Summary

How to Break Bad Habits – The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg<p>If you want to to learn how to Break Bad Habits then you need to learn the Cue, …

27 Epic Adventures Worth Taking In Your Twenties

These are the good old days — so make them count.

Neuroscience of Meditation: How to Make Your Mind Awesome

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

Photo of police in riot gear arresting protester in a dress strikes chord on social media

In the aftermath of what can only be described as a truly tragic week in the United States, an image of a woman peacefully protesting in Baton Rouge …

Law Enforcement

Detechter

Ask Ethan: Does The Climax Of The Movie 'Gravity' Violate Simple Physics?

The movies play an incredibly important role in firing our imaginations about what’s possible for humanity’s future, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the realm of space travel. Over the past couple of years, movies like Interstellar, The Martian and Gravity have helped us dream up what’s …

Warner Bros