A Closer Look at SSD Failure Types and Data Recovery from SSD

Solid State Drives or SSDs are solid-state storage devices that use integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. In recent times, they have become one of the best options for enterprises due to their technological and logistical advantages. SSDs offer a significant advantage Hard disk drives which have a mechanical component in their built. SSDs in comparison are secured from physical damages. However, based on flash technology, these drives make use of electronic interface which also makes their reliability a question mark for the users. Dependence on electronic…

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A Short Introduction to 3-D Printing Technology

3-D technology or 3-D printing is a new form of technology – one where solid, three-dimensional objects, are printed with specialized printers, often going layer by layer, to form the object. Special software is required to develop 3-D images that are printable – and this virtual model is then ‘sliced’ into layers, so that it can be read by a 3-D printer, and thus reproduced. Various different materials are used – like plastics, metals, ceramics, and even sand, has been used to create various objects – for industrial prototyping and…

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Ditch The Expensive B-school! Go For An Online MBA

You might be in a situation where you want to leave your job and pursue that master’s or an MBA. As enticing as it sounds, there’s a small chance of success. So, instead of blowing two or three years and thousands or lakhs of rupees on a graduate college, why not go for something more rewarding and cheaper? Opt for distance learning, a smarter way of acquiring a degree without taking a break from your career. Here’s why you should forget about that expensive business school and pursue an online…

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The joy of learning, anytime, anywhere!

Technology has made it possible to think of pursuing an education, from any distant place and at any convenient time. This has revolutionized the education industry and has produced many professionals who are an asset to the industry. Technology has brought the world closer and provides a global platform for learning as well as performing. Online education Technology has introduced much advancement in the field of education. Learning is now an easier and more convenient process. Everybody loves to be at the peak, but the most cherished phase is the…

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UGC tells universities to celebrate Matribhasha Diwas

Universities across India will celebrate “Matribhasha Diwas” to promote the use of mother tongue on March 3 this year as February 21, the day declared by UNESCO as Mother languages day, happens to be a Sunday.  In a letter written to vice-chancellors, University Grants Commission (UGC) has said that since February 21, which is celebrated as the Mother Languages Day falls on a Sunday, it has been decided to celebrate “Matribhasha Diwas” on March 3.  You are, therefore, requested to kindly ensure celebration of Matribhasha Diwas on March 3, 2016,…

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JIPMER to open branch in Karaikal, Puducherry CM says

The centrally-sponsored premier health institute JIPMER would set up its branch in Karaikal and the Union territory government has earmarked 80 acres of land for it, chief minister N Rangasamy said on Wednesday. The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) would also offer MBBS course in its Karaikal branch with an initial strength of 50 students from 2016-17 academic year, functioning temporarily from the premises of an arts college, Rangasamy told reporters. He was speaking after documents earmarking the 80-acre site for the proposed facility were handed…

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11 innovative projects get award at GTU

As many as 11 innovative projects that solved social and technical problems, were given awards by Gujarat Technological University (GTU) on 5th Annual Sankuls Day at Paryavaran Mandir recently.  Team of Babaria Institute of Pharmacy, Vadodara, got the award for a novel carrier system targeted at drug delivery for arthritis treatment. Team of LJ Institute of Engineering & Technology and Sal College of Engineering received the award for ‘Salamat Matrutva’ project. The project is aimed at prevention of infant mortality and will be used in rural areas of Sabarkantha and…

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GIAN attracts foreign faculty, but just in tech institutes

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), the much-touted programme to attract foreign faculty to teach for a term in India, is slowly finding its feet but primarily in IITs, NITs and techical education.  Only in four institutes-NIT, Patna, Jamia Millia Islamia, IIT, Kharagpur and IIT, Gandhinagar-foreign faculty is teaching non-science courses. In NIT, Patna a course on conservation and architectural heritage of 19th and 20th century is being taught by a foreign faculty. In Jamia, a course on ‘Religious Fundamentalism in a Global Perspective: Islam, Christianity and Judaism’ will start…

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Kids grasp Math concepts through classroom fans, floors

What do a classroom window and the humble ceiling fan have to do with a child’s development? Probably nothing, most would think, dismissing them as mere distractions. However, they can be innovative and effective tools of learning. Specially designed window security grills can help preschoolers develop gross motor skills and make older students conceptualize fractions. Angles marked on the door or the classroom floor can be used to decode basic geometry. Painted ceiling fans with coloured wheels can make children enjoy colour formations and understand rotational symmetry. These and many…

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High IQ does not make you a rocket scientist

School students who score high on IQ tests have always been celebrated as academic heroes in India. Recently, two 11-year-old British students of Indian origin, Kashmea Wahi and Ansuhka Binoy, scored 162/162 in the Mensa IQ test, winning a place in the exclusive Mensa Society. Ecstatic media reports, in both India and the UK, compared them Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. The truth, however, is that making the cut in Mensa does not automatically imply a future in science. “Having a high IQ does not indicate academic excellence or a…

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