🌐 US-based physician Dr. James Collins has developed a cooking device called MasterSous which can stir and regulate the cooking temperature of food using an app. The app allows users to set the cooking time, temperature and style of cooking like deep fry or saute.
🌐 A 5.7-metre-long piano, among the longest in the world, has found a new home in Dunedin after the fire brigade was called to shift it from Timaru, New Zealand.Built by 28-year-old Adrian Mann when he was a high school student, the piano weighs more than a tonne. Mann said it had an extra level of depth and resonance.
🌐 Four Dutch political parties on Monday agreed to form a coalition government after 208 days of negotiations, the longest time taken in the country's history to form a government. The average time taken to form a ruling coalition in modern Dutch history is 72 days. The negotiations equaled the record 208 days taken to form a government in 1977.
🌐 The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration will move to repeal his predecessor Barack Obama's plan to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.
🌐 The Finance Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended setting up a ₹50-crore fund for infrastructure development for the North-East states. Full-size cricket grounds, budget stadiums, indoor practice facilities and a separate academy for the North-East were the structures discussed as part of the infrastructure development.
🌐 Switzerland-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the only 3-time recipient of the Nobel Prize, being conferred with Peace Prize in 1917, 1944, and 1963. Further, the humanitarian institution's co-founder Henry Dunant won the first-ever Peace Prize in 1901. Geneva-based businessman Dunant in 1863 founded the International Committee for the Relief of the Wounded, now-named ICRC.
🌐 A Google today celebrates the 156th birth anniversary of Fridtjof Nansen with a doodle, Norwegian polar explorer and the first High Commissioner for Refugees who came up with the Nansen passports. Apart from being an explorer, Nansen was a scientist, diplomat and political activist.
🌐 The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh Tuesday amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there.
🌐 New research published on Monday finds there is so much wind energy potential over oceans that it could theoretically be used to generate civilization scale power – assuming, that is, that we are willing to cover enormous stretches of the sea with turbines, and can come up with ways to install and maintain them in often extreme ocean environments.
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