Shamasis Battacharya

747 Added | 4 Magazines | 108 Likes | 5 Following | 20 Followers | @shamasis | VPE #Postman. Tech architect, developer, writer and perfectionist. Developed the @FusionCharts visualisation library.

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

Why I Prefer To Use Semicolon In JavaScript

In this article, we went through the rules used by JavaScript engine to insert semicolons automatically. Since, JavaScript does not force us to use a …

JavaScript

Quantum computing will change everything, and sooner than you expect

When we say an emerging technology represents a “paradigm shift,” it’s often hyperbole. In the case of quantum computers, it’s an understatement.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics

Here's The True Story Behind The Collapse of The Mysterious Easter Island Culture

No, they didn't destroy their island.<p>For a long while it wasn't clear whether the island's native population originated in Polynesia or South America.<p>…

Anthropology

Arrow Functions in JavaScript

Arrow functions are the new fundamental building blocks of building modern web applications. In this post/video, you’ll learn how Arrow Functions …

Web Application

Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as active muscle. The material, which can push, pull, bend, and twist (thanks to its use of silicone …

Robots

Postman Pro at BetterCloud – The BetterCloud Tech Blog

Thankfully, Postman Pro brought order to the chaos.<p>To ensure these rules and security requirements were understood and correctly executed, we led …

3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …

Biology

App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes

Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start to show symptoms, the disease is usually already quite advanced. But researchers at the University …

Cancer

These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism

Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer faced a lot of sexism and condescension when they launched their e-commerce marketplace for weird art–that is until they introduced an imaginary cofounder named Keith.<p>When Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer decided to start their own online marketplace for weird art, they …

Startups

dependency-check

checks which modules you have used in your code and then makes sure they are listed as dependencies in your package.json, or vice-versa<p>how it …

Postman Announces Multi-Region Support for Growing Monitoring Product

Developers can test APIs from multiple locations(PRWeb August 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14605923.htm

Fetching API Data with React.JS

If you’ve used fetch to retrieve data from an API using Javascript, doing it with React will be pretty similar. In this post, I’ll walk you through …

IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

Magnetism

Scientists Just Revealed a Hidden Secret About The Sun's Inner Core

The beginning of new solar physics.<p>The innermost region of the Sun is hidden from our eyes, and it looks like this stealth has enabled the core to …

Universe

Get ready: A new V8 is coming, Node.js performance is changing.

How the performance characteristics of v8’s Turbofan will affect the way we optimize<p>Reviewers: Franziska Hinkelmann and Benedikt Meurer from the V8 …

A future for light-powered wireless connectivity, thanks to graphene | Ars Technica

Plasmons, propagating on graphene, slow and speed up on demand.<p>In my younger days—about the time that Erik the Red was making a name for himself—I …

Engineering

New lip-sync tech generates scary-accurate video using audio clips

I’m not saying you should be afraid of the future, but… okay, that’s exactly what I’m saying. A group of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a method to take an audio clip of someone speaking and generate a frighteningly realistic lip-synced video with it.<p>I’m afraid, very …

Afraid

Hyperloop One had its first full-system test of ultrafast transportation system

But it only went 70 mph<p>Hyperloop One completed the first full-scale test of its hyperloop technology in a vacuum environment on May 12th, the company announced today. In the test, the company’s hyperloop vehicle — which uses magnetic levitation, or mag-lev, technology — pulled 2 Gs while reaching …

Transportation

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

Medicine

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Google is maintaining its edge in the world of quantum computing.<p>Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google’s most powerful …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Microbiology

Check for broken links on your website using a Postman Collection

We are in the process of refreshing the online documentation for the Postman app. As we introduce new documentation pages, we <i>could</i> manually test …

Node.js Child Processes: Everything you need to know

How to use spawn(), exec(), execFile(), and fork()<p>Single-threaded, non-blocking performance in Node.js works great for a single process. But …

Scientists discover plants have 'brains' that decide when to sprout

Researchers are quickly learning that plants are far more complex than once thought. Not only has it been determined that plants are capable of …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Physics

Scientists Claim to Have Invented The World's First Quantum-Proof Blockchain

Unhackable Bitcoin, anyone?<p>Researchers in Russia say they've developed and tested the world's first blockchain that won't be vulnerable to …

Bitcoin

Intel’s Compute Card, a credit card-sized PC, will ship in August

Intel unveiled its Compute Card, a credit card-sized device that’s basically an entire PC, at CES this year. At Computex this week, the company officially launched the card with a full list of partners and what we can expect to see from them product-wise. These devices will all be at the show and …

Personal Computers

Not your Grandma's Postman

If you’re new to Postman, now is the perfect time to get started. The growth of APIs right now is mind-bending. Organizations are using APIs to …