Inventor Doesnt Dare Say Perpetual Motion Machine

first_img That’s why 46-year-old Heins, a college drop-out from Ottawa who’s been working on his project since 1985, is being very cautious. He is the first to admit that he doesn’t know how his machine works from a physics standpoint. He just hopes that someone else might understand. Last week, Heins demonstrated his machine to MIT professor Markus Zahn, an expert in electromagnetic and electronic systems. It proved interesting enough to stump the professor, as well. But Zahn thinks the idea is worth investigating further. “It’s an unusual phenomena I wouldn’t have predicted in advance,” Zahn told The Toronto Star. “But I saw it. It’s real.”In Heins’ machine, he explains that magnetic friction somehow gets turned into a magnetic boost. Working with an electric motor, he attached the drive shaft to a steel rotor with small round magnets lining its outer edges. In this set-up of a simple generator, the rotor would spin so that the magnets passed by a wire coil just in front of them, generating electrical energy. Then Heins did an experiment: he overloaded the generator to get a current, which typically causes the wire coil to build up a large electromagnetic field. Usually, this kind of electromagnetic field creates an effect called “Back EMF” due to the so-called Lenz’s law. The effect should repel the spinning magnets on the rotor, and slow them down until the motor stops completely, in accordance with the law of conservation. But instead of stopping, the rotor began to accelerate. Heins recounts that the first time it happened, the magnets starting flying off and hitting the walls, as he ducked for cover. The magnetic friction wasn’t repelling the magnets and wire coil. Instead, as Heins explains, the steel rotor and driveshaft had conducted the magnetic resistance away from the coil and back into the electric motor. In effect, the Back EMF was boosting the magnetic fields used by the motor to generate electrical energy and cause acceleration.The faster the motor accelerated, the stronger the electromagnetic field it would create on the wire coil, which in turn would make the motor go even faster. Heins seemed to have created a positive feedback loop. To confirm the theory, Heins replaced part of the driveshaft with plastic pipe that wouldn´t conduct the magnetic field. There was no acceleration.”What I can say with full confidence is that our system violates the law of conservation of energy,” he says. He calls his system “Perepiteia,” which in Greek means an action that has the opposite effect of what is intended. But he will leave it to others to decide if the technique can be described as “perpetual motion.”In 2005, Heins formed a company called Potential Difference Inc. to develop and market his invention. He’s also been working with researchers from the University of Ottawa on its development, and has demonstrated the machine to several institutions, including the University of Virginia, Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Queens University.Heins has also been raising money for his invention, asking individuals such as former U.S. vice-president Al Gore, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Tesla Motors chairman Elon Musk, and Google´s “ReCharge IT” project. Due to his obsession with his machine, he has suffered a failed marriage and lost custody of his two children, and is currently unemployed. He doesn´t believe that his idea is a scientific breakthrough of any kind – he just thinks that it deserves to be investigated. MIT´s Zahn agrees.”To my mind this is unexpected and new, and it´s worth exploring all the possible advantages once you´re convinced it´s a real effect,” says Zahn. “There are an infinite number of induction machines in people´s homes and everywhere around the world. If you could make them more efficient, cumulatively, it could make a big difference.”Source: The Toronto Star via Gizmodo Thane Heins knows the track record of inventors that claim to make breakthroughs in power generation methods, especially when they claim to defy the second law of thermodynamics. Every so often, a (usually untrained) scientist comes along with a machine that supposedly creates more energy than is put in. Every time, the ideas have been rebuked by real scientists. Thane Heins´ “Perepiteia” generator seems to turn magnetic friction into a magnetic boost, causing the motor to accelerate in a positive feedback loop. Citation: Inventor Doesn’t Dare Say ‘Perpetual Motion Machine’ (2008, February 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-02-inventor-doesnt-perpetual-motion-machine.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

ExoHand Glove for hand power is showcased at Hanover fair w video

first_imgThe ExoHand uses pneumatic actuators on each finger to simulate the range of human finger movement. The actuators move the fingers so that they can be opened and closed. According to Festo, the company that designed ExoHand, nonlinear control algorithms were implemented on a CoDeSys-compliant controller for precise orientation of individual finger joints. (A “CoDeSys-compliant controller” registers and processes the positional and force parameters. It regulates the pressures in cylinders to ensure the correct finger positions and forces.) Further commenting on the design, Heinrich Frontzek, spokesman for Festo at the Hanover show, said that at the back of the glove is a power-booster built in; “That’s done with little air cylinders that give power to every single finger through pressurized air that’s blown into it. Through that, we can reach a doubling of the grip force.”This orthosis can be fitted over the human hand and also over an artificial hand made of silicone. The company foresees ExoGlove in remote-manipulation scenarios too, where handling items poses risks. In this instance, the user’s motions would be emulated by the robotic hand away at a safe distance. As such, it would enable performance of tasks in hazardous areas—whether because of natural disasters, accidents, or within scientific labs.Nonetheless, ExoHand is still only a proof of concept device. Festo, which is a Germany-based engineering firm specializing in automation technologies, notes that ExoHand “offers an intriguing example of what the future of automation looks like.”Looking into that future, Festo draws on experience in industrial training and education programs, and it recognizes an aging work population where retirement is taken in later years than before and where older workers in assembly line jobs could be helped through a device assisting them with tasks demanding endurance or strength or both. The “power amplifier,” as it is also called, might assist any workers in repetitive tasks that easily lead to fatigue. Rehabilitation for stroke patients has also been suggested as a possible application. If connected to a brain-computer interface, it may help stroke patients suffering from paralysis to get a connection between hand and brain.According to Festo, the company has entered into a collaboration with the Tübingen University Hospital as part of the Bionic Learning Network. That network ties in Festo with universities, institutes and development companies working on technology and industrial applications. Hand Robot – a revolution of stroke therapy As a showcase “mechanical exoskeleton,” all the joints and drive units are located outside the hand in the form of the exoskeleton.Fingers can be moved and strength amplified in this device also described as an active manual orthosis with sensitive fingers. The operator’s hand movements are registered and transmitted to the robotic hand in realtime. More information: www.festo.com/cms/en_corp/12713.htm This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further (Phys.org) — ExoHand, a glove designed to double the gripping power of the human hand, was a key attraction at this week’s Hanover Trade Fair. So much for mechanical graspers or mechanical claws: one viewer who watched the demo said it was “un-nerving,” but the glove is designed to do quite the opposite than un-nerve. Once worn on the user’s hand, it provides enhanced dexterity in picking up difficult objects and provides power when needed too. The engineers responsible for ExoHand worked with the objectives to “enhance the strength and endurance of the human hand” as well as to extend the hand’s scope of action. Citation: ExoHand: Glove for hand power is showcased at Hanover fair (w/ video) (2012, April 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-04-exohand-glove-power-showcased-hanover.html © 2012 Phys.Orglast_img read more

Second skyrmion phase found in Cu2OSeO3

first_img Explore further A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Germany has found a second skyrmion phase in a sample of Cu2OSeO3. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, the group describes how they found the second phase and the implications of their results. Skyrmions are magnetic anomalies found in some materials. They appear as vortices with magnetic moments that rotate 360 degrees in a plane. They were first discovered approximately 10 years ago, and since that time, have been studied by scientists seeking the basis for a new type of electronic media storage—one that could pack much more data in a smaller space than today’s technology.Skyrmions have been found to exist in a wide variety of materials, the researchers note, but only within specific parameter ranges, such as temperature or field range. Such constraints have serious implications, the researchers also note, because of the impact they can have on their suitability for manufacturing purposes. Until now, such constraints have limited the phase of skyrmions to a single one for any given material, which has restricted their use as a data storage option. In this new effort, the researchers report that they have discovered a second skyrmion phase in one material. This finding, the researchers report, shows that at least some materials can have more than one phase, which greatly improves the outlook for using them as highly dense storage mediums. The new magnetic phase was discovered and studied at the instrument SANS-1 of the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II). Alfonso Chacon and Dr. Sebastian Mühlbauer adjust the detector. Credit: © Wenzel Schürmann / TUM © 2018 Phys.org a, Intensity patterns of the helical order (green) (a1), conical order (white) (a2), high-temperature skyrmion phase (HT-Skyrmion, orange) (a3), tilted conical order (grey) (a4), and low-temperature skyrmion phase (LT-Skyrmion, red) (a5). The blue-shaded surface and the grey-shaded plane describe the manifold of Q vectors and the scattering plane, respectively. The scattering condition is satisfied at the intersection of both (note the field direction with respect to the scattering plane). b, Magnetic phase diagram observed for ZFC/FH and field parallel to 〈111〉. The helical and the high-temperature skyrmion phase are shown in green and orange shading; the conical state is not colour shaded. c–e, Magnetic phase diagrams observed for ZFC/FH, FC, and HFC/FH, respectively, for field parallel to 〈100〉. A highly hysteretic skyrmion phase emerges for all protocols at low temperatures (red shading), initiated by a pronounced tilting of the conical state (grey shading), where the hatched shading represents coexistence. Credit: (c) Nature Physics (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0184-y Journal information: Nature Physics A single magnetic skyrmion detected at room temperature for the first timecenter_img A ‘skyrmion lattice’: a lattice of magnetic vortices — so-called skyrmions — exists also at low temperatures in the chiral magnet The arrows represent the direction of the local magnetization. Credit: © Markus Garst / TU Dresden Citation: Second skyrmion phase found in Cu2OSeO3 (2018, July 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-skyrmion-phase-cu2oseo3.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The group notes that they found the second phase by accident—one of their team members was investigating the properties of Cu2OSeO3 when it was exposed to different temperatures. Further study revealed that the phase could be stabilized at the same time as the previously known first phase, but by another mechanism. They discovered it came to exist at a low temperature in a border area between a conical phase and a field polarized state. All it took was the application of a magnetic field along one axis. The researchers suggest their discovery offers hints that it might be easier to generate skyrmions than has been thought. If so, that might mean researchers could generate them in a wider variety of materials—perhaps some that are good candidates for storing data. But, they also note, more work needs to be done to see if a means exists for switching between the two phases. More information: A. Chacon et al. Observation of two independent skyrmion phases in a chiral magnetic material, Nature Physics (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0184-y AbstractMagnetic materials can host skyrmions, which are topologically non-trivial spin textures. In chiral magnets with cubic lattice symmetry, all previously observed skyrmion phases require thermal fluctuations to become thermodynamically stable in bulk materials, and therefore exist only at relatively high temperature, close to the helimagnetic transition temperature. Other stabilization mechanisms require a lowering of the cubic crystal symmetry. Here, we report the identification of a second skyrmion phase in Cu2OSeO3 at low temperature and in the presence of an applied magnetic field. The new skyrmion phase is thermodynamically disconnected from the well-known, nearly isotropic, high-temperature phase, and exists, in contrast, when the external magnetic field is oriented along the 〈100〉 crystal axis only. Theoretical modelling provides evidence that the stabilization mechanism is given by well-known cubic anisotropy terms, and accounts for an additional observation of metastable helices tilted away from the applied field. The identification of two distinct skyrmion phases in the same material and the generic character of the underlying mechanism suggest a new avenue for the discovery, design and manipulation of topological spin textures.last_img read more

Bright colours for monsoon

first_imgGetting ready for a casual evening or a corporate event – try bright and bold lip colours that go well with casual, corporate or ethnic wears.Makeup artist Niti Luthra says neon colours like hot pinks, corals, red, orange are very much in trend. ‘Neon shades are perfect for monsoon. Shades like corals, hot pinks and ruby red work well with every outfit. But avoid gloss, as it makes the look stickier,’ said Luthra. Luthra feels a woman should be aware of the best ways to apply a lip colour as it can make or ruin the looks. ‘First, apply a lip balm, then outline your lips with lip pencil and smudge it with a lip smudger. Then fill in the colour,’ she said.The makeup artist also suggests that one should apply long lasting lipsticks, which are non transferable and smudge proof.last_img read more

Making the shift

first_imgThe Shift was all about inspiring young students, aspiring entrepreneurs smart and brilliant young adults to make a SHIFT in their thinking, perceptions and ideas about their lives and their future. The main aim of the conference was to nurture young minds molding them to the best of their abilities so that they could make a right shift in their career.The conference was chaired by a mix of some well known speakers like Dr Karan Singh, Anita Roy, Shiv Khemka, Shantanu Moitra, David Back, Sindhu V, Ani Choying Drolma, Maya Krishna Rao, Gaurav Tekriwal, Suniti Mathur, Aisha Chaudhary  and others who shared their life changing experiences that made a SHIFT in their life. Also there were special performances by Vineeth Vincent doing beatboxing and B Boying by Shane Mendis and Aastik. The conference was attended by almost three hundred students from Delhi’s top schools between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age group. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Dr. Karan Singh (Former Governor of Jammu & Kashmir) shared his deep insights with the young minds, beautifully combining the concept of cosmos and emphasized on how to awake, arise and move forward on the path of life.   Anita Roy, a writer, editor and a free-range thinker shared her views on how to unleash your inner imagination for the budding audience today.Maya Krishna Rao enlightened the audience with her performing art form today. The key message that she tried to convey to the female audience mainly was that, women should work freely in our society.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSindhu V.  (A Comedian who found her way out of the corporate world) shared a strong key message with the young and budding minds that, ‘No Matter how talented you’re failure will come, embrace it’. She insisted the young minds how to embrace failures and stand back wearing a big smile on their face.Shiv Khemka (Vice-Chairman of SUN Group) shared his views for the audience on how to focus in developing their inner-self alongside their outer personality in their growing years. Ani Choying, is a Buddhist monk who supports her NGO for girl children through her music. She ideally emphasized to develop intellectual capacity as a young mind but without giving a miss to their spiritual development, as well.Shantanu Moitra, the noted music director started his session with a humorous touch to it, by saying always believe in one single phrase, ‘I Don’t Know!! He believes it’s when the whole environment opens up the ways for one. The iconic face also shared short experiences of his own life as how he evolved as a music director today.Vineeth Vincent, professional beat boxer, enlightened the youth mind and souls by introducing and encouraging the concept of choosing and going forward with alternative career options.A truly inspirational young girl, Aisha Chaudhuri, spoke about how she battled a trail of life threatening ailments and stood back in life at a tender age of 17 years. ‘Happiness’ was her key message to the audience. She shared few frames from her own life how she perceived the whole concept of happiness as an attitude and a power tool for herself.last_img read more

AAP students wing welcomes new DU batch with selfies

first_imgOn the first day of the new academic session in Delhi University campus, senior leaders and MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came out to woo the freshers in support of their student wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS); and posed for selfies with them on Monday. The student body of AAP is planning to debut in the DUSU elections this time.The event saw hundreds of students in queue to interact and have a selfie with senior leaders of the party. The party leaders present on the occasion were Delhi state convener Dileep Pandey, Raghav Chaddha, Raghu Ram and Alka Lamba.  Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 crore“It was a first of its kind event and the new students were encouraged in this healthy way of welcoming by their seniors. We are thankful to the senior leaders of the party who took their time out to welcome the freshers in DU campus,” Anupam, head of CYSS said. Welcoming the students who gathered in large numbers to attend the selfie event CYSS Secretary Anuj said: “Together we can build up a healthy campus if seniors and juniors develop mutual respect and regard.” Senior party members and spokespersons visited Ramjas College, Hindu College, Miranda College, Sri Venkateshwara College among others. The party further said that the CYSS is set to contest the DU elections and this exercise seems like a foundation for the party’s campaign.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also took to twitter to wish the new DU students, reminiscing about his college days 30 years back. “I greet all students of Delhi University on their first day in college. Reminds of my student days some 30 years ago!,” Kejriwal tweeted.last_img read more

More power to TMC as several representatives join party

first_imgKolkata: As many as 56 public representatives from Jhargram district joined the Trinamool Congress on Saturday among whom 40 had won the Panchayat elections with BJP’s ticket. The rest had won contesting as Independent candidates. The joining of the representatives was announced by party secretary general Partha Chatterjee from the dais of the Martyr’s Day programme of the party at Esplanade.It may be mentioned that all these representatives have won seats in the Gram Panchayats and Panchayat Samitis in the Panchayat polls held in May. The TMC had lost 22 Gram Panchayats and two Panchayat Samitis to the BJP in Jhargram. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeChatterjee visited Jhargram in June and prepared a report card of the party’s performance after holding a meeting with the district-level leaders.TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee while addressing the extended core committee meeting of the party on June 21 had said that she herself will supervise the party’s work at Jhargram in Jangalmahal.The TMC earlier in July had changed Sabhapatis offive out of eight blocks in the district that included those of Jamboni, Sankrail, Lalgarh, Belpahari and Jhargram Gramin. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn a major setback to the Congress, four of its MLAs from Malda and Murshidabad joined the TMC which includes the likes of Samar Mukherjee, Abu Taher Khan, Sabina Yasmin and Akhruzzaman.Mukherjee is an MLA from Ratua Assembly constituency in Malda, Taher Khan is an MLA from Nowda in Murshidabad, Yasmin is from Mothabari constituency in Malda while Akhruzzaman is from Raghunathganj in Murshidabad. Congress Councillor of Ward 140 of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Abu Mohammad Tarik also joined the TMC. Yasmin said: “It is a bit late but we understood that to develop the district of Malda and the state, we need to hold CM Mamata Banerjee’s hand. This is why we are joining the TMC today.””Nowadays, the BJP is spreading communalism across the nation. We thought TMC is the only one to stop them in Bengal,” Akhruzzaman said.Moinul Hassan of (CPI-M), Mizoram advocate-general Biswajit Deb and Narendra Nath Tiwari, general secretary of Malda Congress were among the others who joined. Expelled CPI(M) leader Ritabrata Banerjee who has recently been appointed as the Chairman of the newly-constituted Tribal Development Commission was seen on stage.Chandan Mitra, a former BJP MP, was also seen on the podium.last_img read more

Trinamool to protest against NRC in Bengal districts today

first_imgKolkata: On a day BJP President Amit Shah is slated to address a public rally here, West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress would hold rallies in the districts of the state on Saturday to raise its pitch against the publication of the draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The Trinamool has decided to leave out the metropolis from the programme, said its Secretary General Partha Chatterjee. Shah would address the rally on Mayo Road in the heart of the city. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Chatterjee said the party would take out a rally in Kolkata on Sunday in protest against the NRC. Alleging that the names of lakhs of Bengali speaking people have been dropped from the NRC draft, Chatterjee demanded that they be included in the register. “We won’t let them make a person refugee in his own country,” he said. Enraged over the Trinamool’s decision, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Dilip Ghosh dubbed it as an attempt to foment violence during Shah’s rally and warned that people would give a befitting reply. “The only reason they have taken up this political programme is to prevent our workers and supporters from attending Amit Shah’s rally. They want to foment violence. But I would like to warn them that if they stir up trouble, people will give them a befitting reply,” he said.last_img read more

New breast cancer drug may combat other cancers too

first_imgA new oral drug whose efficacy in combating breast cancer has been demonstrated alone and in combination with endocrine therapy, also has potential to combat other types of cancer, new research has found.The drug palbociclib targets the rapid division of tumour cells by inhibiting the activity of the enzymes CDK4 and CDK6, which propel cell division and increase in number in most cancers, the study said.“All living cells undergo cell division and palbociclib’s unique capacity to halt the cell division process (also known as the ‘cell cycle’) therefore has potentially broad applicability,” said the study’s lead author Amy Clark, assistant professor at Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in the US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Pairing palbociclib with other anti-cancer therapies such as endocrine therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy can create a powerful combinatorial effect with real promise for addressing a variety of cancers,” Clark noted.Assessing 130 relevant publications in the literature, as well as interpreting their own continuing studies, the research team found that in addition to its safety and effectiveness in fighting certain types of breast cancer, early trials of palbociclib have shown promise of effectiveness in cases of lymphoma, sarcoma, and teratoma, tumours that while rare, often afflict younger patients. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn both breast and other cancer trials, palbociclib has been shown to be safe with once-daily dosing, and its main adverse effect is reversible neutropenia, an abnormally low count of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that helps fight infections. “This drug has minor effects on normal cells other than neutrophils (white blood cells),” study senior author, Peter O’Dwyer, professor at University of Pennsylvania, noted.“In tumours, it can cause shrinkage, or more commonly, arrest of growth. As we discover new functions for the CDK4/6 target of this medicine, we are likely to use it in combinations to make other anti-cancer agents work better,” O’Dwyer said.The study was published in the journal JAMA Oncology.last_img read more

Body of sisters found at home with throats slit

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of two sisters whose bodies were with their throats slit inside their house at Barbaria village under Bhawanipur police station in Haldia.The incident occurred on Sunday evening. The victims have been identified as Sima Das (15) and her younger sister Pooja Das (10). Sima was a student of class IX, while Pooja was studying in class V. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the victims’ father, Biplab Das, who is suffering from mental depression, might have carried out the murder. He has been absconding since the incident took place. The motive behind the murder is yet to be confirmed by the district police. According to police sources, the two sisters on Sunday evening requested their mother, Sagarika to prepare chicken. As desired by her two daughters, the woman went to a local market to bring meat. When she returned home, she found that the main door of the house to be open. As soon as Sagarika stepped into the house, she found the two girls lying in a pool of blood on the floor. On hearing the screams of the mother, locals rushed to the spot. They took the injured victims to Haldia sub-divisional hospital where the doctors pronounced both of them brought dead. The locals reported the matter to the police station following which police reached the spot. The investigating officers have recovered a knife smeared with blood from inside the room. The officers have also collected some samples from the room. The victims’ mother lodged a specific complaint against her husband. The woman also told police about the accused and his mental depression after he lost his job. The district police have started a detailed probe into the incident. They are yet to confirm the motive behind the murder.last_img read more

Glistering all the way

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The Kolkata-based jewellery chain, Senco Gold and Diamonds, has remained the first choice for many families since ages. Be it a wedding, puja or any other occasion, Senco has the perfect collection to make one look absolutely gorgeous and leave others speechless. The business, which was started from scratch by Late Maran Chand Sen, soars high amongst other jewellery brands in the market.last_img

Inspiring the grand Indian scientific tradition

first_imgIn order to promote the importance of basic science in daily life, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India has sponsored a five-day ‘Inspire Internship Science Camp’ which was inaugurated recently by Makrand Pandurang, Deputy Commissioner, District Sonepat, Government of Haryana. This is the third programme organised at SRM University, Delhi-NCR, Sonepat, Haryana. More than 150 school toppers studying in 11th standard with Science subjects from six districts (Jind, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Panipat, Sonepat and Bhiwani) of Haryana and one school from Narela, Delhi, along with twenty five teachers are participating in this ‘Inspire Internship Science Camp’ (December 20-24). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn his inaugural address, the Deputy Commissioner, advised and encouraged the participants for selecting Science as their option, and urged them to improve their learning experiences to make a good career. He pointed out on the relevance of basic sciences and its impact on scientific enquiry and assured that the Govt of Haryana and the officials are wholeheartedly ready to cooperate with the University for organising such programmes.    In his welcome address, Dr DK Pandey, Director of Innovations (IEEEP), SRM University, said that this programme has been conceptualised by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India in 2008, which is being organised throughout the country. He said, that this science camp gives an opportunity to the young generation to experience and expertise the thrill of invention, innovation and discovery. He further observed that democratisation of Science can be helpful to reach the diverse needs and curiosity of the student community, and explicated that this time the University invited applications from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in addition to other State and Central schools.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveProf S Rajarajan, Vice-Chancellor of SRM University while presiding the function welcomed the student community and read out the Chancellor’s message well wishing the programme. He further reflected on the grand Indian scientific tradition and the potential in the contemporary generation to carry forward that legacy of CV Raman, Subramaniam Chandrasekhar, Venkataraman and so many others. Commenting on the efforts on Modern Science and research of SRM group of institutions, he articulated that SRM University is the second University in India to have been recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt of India. Exhorting the importance of Science, he said, “Technology won’t be meaningful unless it emphasises on its basic foundation, where passion for science is integral to all scientific discourses.” Prof P Thangaraju, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Medical), SRM University, Chennai, in his special address,described the significance of scientific research and SRM University’s indelible scientific research culture and contribution to the broader National/Global scientific spectrum. He also statistically expounded the implications of higher scientific research of India and our standing at the global level and argued that students across India and abroad are attracted to SRM University due to its unique and uncompromising academic tradition. Dr GJ Samathanam, Director of Research, students’ adviser, and Chairman, Organising Committee of the ‘Inspire Camp’ explained that the ‘Inspire’ programme has the capability to uphold the tradition of science in our country and encouraged the students for being privileged to attend this programme. He further enlightened that this young university has invited eminent scholars, renowned professors, inspiring teachers and enthusiastic demonstrators, for arousing the basic scientific knowledge of the young student-participants.last_img read more

Thomas Jefferson Emancipator or Enslaver of Men

first_imgFew figures are more controversial in the history of American slavery than Thomas Jefferson. An educated man who played a pivotal role in the American Revolution as well as being the writer of the Declaration of Independence, one would think that Jefferson would have greatly opposed slavery since the declaration states that all men are created equal. However, since the age of 21, Jefferson owned quite a number of slaves and kept them under his control until his death. Jefferson’s stance on slavery and his practice of owning slaves were at odds with one another, leading to many a historical debate and discussion about what he truly believed.Jefferson, a wealthy slaveowner, having inherited many slaves from his father and father-in-law, did not approve of slavery as a national practice. He would, throughout the course of his life as citizen, lawyer and President, work to see that the practice would eventually end. Yet, he also did not believe in full emancipation or freedom of current slaves, for he feared many problems arising from instant freedom.Thomas Jefferson, 1791.First, he claimed to fear for the lives of uneducated, displaced slaves who would not have the means or ability to protect themselves when suddenly released. This belief was common among those who were sympathetic to abolitionist causes yet did not support outright emancipation.The second fear was the danger of direct violence caused by states who heavily depended on slavery. As Jefferson rightly believed, the southern states who were pro-slavery would fight to protect what they claimed was their rightful property.Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States.Even if there was no retaliation against the government for emancipation, Jefferson feared that white retaliation against blacks would happen as well. So strong was his belief that when he served in the Virginia House of Burgess before the war, he tried to see legislation passed that would ban free blacks from entering Virginia. The basis of this ban was his fear that a free black man could very well find his fate at the hands of a lynch mob.Official Presidential portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800.This may seem like a strange set of beliefs, but at the time, the idea of separation between whites and blacks was a common viewpoint among certain types of abolitionists. Jefferson, in his later years, would propose a colony state for freed slaves, allowing them to live in their own society and communities, free from white influence. Even Abraham Lincoln, famous for his freeing of the slaves, believed voluntary colonization would be beneficial in preserving peace and prosperity for freed slaves.Ultimately, Jefferson wanted to see slavery phased out. By supporting measures to end the slave trade in the United States and proposing laws that would prevent slavery legalization in new states, Jefferson sought to see the practice come to an end.Things you may not know about Abraham LincolnHe did not believe in emancipation for current slaves and preferred to see slavery end with one final generation. His main abolitionist success as President was the signing of the Act of Prohibiting Importation of Slaves into law.This would make it illegal to import or export slaves in America, essentially ending the United States’ participation in the international slave trade. However, this law would not affect the buying and selling of slaves within the country and by 1807, the slave population was large enough that slavers could buy and sell without much need for importing from abroad.Isaac Jefferson, 1847, was an enslaved blacksmith at Monticello.Yet, can a case be made that Jefferson was strongly anti-slavery if he, in fact, owned slaves? After all, his estate Monticello was run by slaves who worked long hours to keep the property profitable.While he did inherit the majority of his slaves, he also routinely purchased and sold them, although some would maintain he did so in order to keep families together. While Jefferson did allow a few slaves to “escape” from him and he released a few slaves who had been properly educated, the fact remains that Jefferson owned over 600 slaves throughout his lifetime.Perhaps it was this reason that Jefferson did not fully commit to freeing slaves on a national level. To do so while owning people as property would be a deeply hypocritical stance. Out of the 600, only seven in total would be freed under his control.Jefferson banned the international slave trade on March 2, 1807.When Jefferson died, his estate was deeply in debt. The man, having lived a lavish and expensive lifestyle, with numerous costly construction projects, owed what in today’s money would be $2 million. His remaining slaves were sold as a way to pay back creditors. Only 5 would be freed due to instructions in Jefferson’s will.Read another story from us: The life of Mary Queen of Scots – Married 3 times, imprisoned and her untimely endIn the end, we see that Jefferson was not a man who fought strongly for abolition or freedom, but rather was a pragmatist when it came to the issue of slavery. Yes, he contributed to the abolitionist cause by outlawing international participation in the slave trade, but he could have done much more if he truly was committed to the cause. Thomas Jefferson was a man of his time, paradoxical in the fact that he believed all men had unalienable rights, but willing to overlook the rights of the people that he owned.Andrew Pourciaux is a novelist hailing from sunny Sarasota, Florida, where he spends the majority of his time writing and podcasting.last_img read more

Men in Russia used to be Taxed for Growing a Beard

first_imgOnce upon a time in Russia, or to be precise, in the early 18th century, there was a tax to pay for those who fancied remaining unshaven. Yes, you read that right – a beard tax.The beard tax policy obliged all men who wanted to keep their beards to pay a tax for it; otherwise, they would be shaved by the police.Hans Langseth (1846–1927) at age 66, with beard draped over his shoulder and down to his hand.Those who paid the tax were given tokens, usually copper coins, while the wealthier, who paid more, received silver ones.The token was called a “beard kopek” and was first minted in 1699 after Peter the Great came up with the beard tax idea.“Money paid” was imprinted on the coins in Russian, and a groomed beard and a curving mustache were embossed underneath.A Russian beard token from 1705, carried to indicate that the owner had paid the beard tax imposed by Peter the GreatThese coins are an archaeological rarity and are described as “priceless” by experts. There are only two known beard kopeks remaining.One is exhibited in the Hermitage Museum, while the second one was discovered in 2016, among 5,000 historic coins in the remains of a 17th century building in the city of Pskov.Beard tokensDuring 1697 and 1698, Peter spent some time traveling, in disguise, around Europe, discovering it, and learning about “modernity. ”Traveling incognito under the name “Sergeant Pyotr Mikhailov”, the Russian Emperor spent four months working at a shipyard for the Dutch East India Company, learning about shipbuilding innovations.Peter the GreatAfter that, he traveled to Great Britain where he continued investigating shipbuilding techniques while working in the Royal Navy dockyard at Deptford.Peter was a curious person. He also frequently visited museums, schools, arsenals, factories, and even attended a session of Parliament.He learned a great deal about the British people, their culture, politics, economy, history, and…taxes.Well, the beard tax wasn’t his innovation. The credit for it goes to King Henry VIII, who wasn’t keen on beards himself. Yes, it was the Englishman. He introduced the beard tax, back in 1535, a long time before the Russian Emperor did.Portrait of Henry VIII, c. 1536. Oil and tempera on oak, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid.During King Henry’s time, the beard tax depended on the beard wearer. The higher their standing in society, the larger amount of money they had to pay.So, in a way, having a beard became a status symbol. Only those who could afford the tax had a beard.Photograph of unidentified man with beard.The beard tax in Britain was dropped at some point but it was reintroduced by Henry’s daughter, Queen Elizabeth I.She started taxing men again, allowing unpaid facial hair up to two week’s growth. After two weeks, men could either shave or pay the tax.Portrait commemorating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, depicted in the background.So, when Peter I learned of this tax, he included it in his efforts to modernize the Russian society.It was one of those European models that caught his eye. Or maybe it was one more “creative” reason to charge the people.Whatever modernity Peter saw in the beard tax, it was introduced to the Russian people, and the coins were created. And everyone who sported beard or mustache had to pay for it.Of course, there were some men who didn’t like to pay for having their beards.Read another story from us: The Lady who Chose to Grow the Most Famous Beard of Her EraThey “rebelled” by refusing to pay the tax – – but in the end were punished by being forcibly and publicly shaved.Eventually, the beard tax in Russia was abolished in 1772.last_img read more

Dak Prescott is a better quarterback than Cam Newton

first_imgColin doesn’t care about where people come from, he only cares how they perform. Whether it’s co-workers or quarterbacks, he’s about performance pedigree. He thinks that apologists are quick to make excuses for Cam Newton’s poor play because he was the number one overall pick. Newton has a six year track record of inconsistency, but he still gets the benefit of the doubt.Conversely, Dak Prescott hasn’t gotten the benefit of any doubt at any point during the season because he’s a late round pick, and was even in jeopardy of being benched after winning 11 games this year. If you only look at the two quarterbacks in terms of performance, Prescott is the one who is more accurate and detail oriented, and he always says the right thing. He’s the better quarterback.“Dak’s better than Cam. He is. He’s more accurate. He’s more precise. He’s more detailed. He’s more mature. He’s more even. His judgment’s terrific. On the field he doesn’t throw picks, and in front of a microphone he always says the right thing.”Social media is buzzing this morning over Duke guard Grayson Allen’s most recent tripping incident in a blowout win against Elon last night. It’s the third such incident for Allen tripping an opponent, and Coach K announced this morning that Allen would be suspended indefinitely for the action. Colin thinks Allen’s tripping is worse than Draymond Green’s groin kicking, and has questions about Allen’s temper tantrum on the bench after the incident.“He’s tripping people away from the ball. Like, you got something wrong with you upstairs. You are not all there. Then he goes to the sidelines and he acts 12. That would concern me. That’s a brat.”Nick Saban weighed in on the recent controversy regarding top NFL prospects skipping bowl games in to avoid injury risk. Saban said the players aren’t to blame because the current playoff system makes the remainder of the bowls largely irrelevant. Colin agrees with Saban that the playoff has killed the bowl season, but thinks it’s much better than the previous BCS format.While prospects skipping bowls is one negative consequence of the new format, the playoff system has been an overall positive and gives the college football season the ending that it deserves.“College football needed a reboot.” Guests:Greg Cosell – Senior producer for NFL Matchup and NFL Films joins the show for his weekly appearance to break down the film from NFL Week 15, including: Why Tom Savage is a huge upgrade over Brock Osweiler, why the Titans are so run heavy, and if the New England defense is as good as their NFL ranking.Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to discuss what his NBA sources say about Grayson Allen, if they think he’s a dirty player or has other issues, why it’s worse than Draymond Green’s kicking, why he likes Colin’s nickname “Kanye Westbrook”, and his take on college athletes skipping bowl games.Jason Whitlock – Co-host of Speak For Yourself is in-studio to discuss college athlete skipping bowl games, if Grayson Allen’s tripping is worse than Draymond Green’s kicking, why he still wants to see more from Dak Prescott before declaring him a sure thing for his career, and why he thinks it was so important that Jordan played 82 games 11 times in his career.last_img read more

Theres an App Maker for That

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Bands, entertainers and event organizers Analytics: Bizness Apps Conduit Mobile Charge for downloading app; ad revenue split with Conduit Charge for downloading app, advertising $39 per month for iPhone apps, plus $10 per month for additional platforms A website or Facebook page 3 min read Provides lists of top content, locations and session length. Supports Flurry Analytics. Monetization: iOS, Android, HTML5, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile Tacolicious (iOS/Android) Platforms: A WordPress blog iOS, Android Separate third-party plug-in WordPress blog users, content companies and marketers Test the app and updates before it goes live Reach multiple platforms for free Just a conceptcenter_img This story appears in the May 2012 issue of . Subscribe » Killer features: Restaurants, lawyers, realtors, salons Free What you need to get started: iOS, Android, HTML5, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile Charge for downloading app, advertising Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Tracks active users, page clicks, conversion rates and segmentation according to geography and social activity Best for: You Say France & I Whistle (iOS/Android) Marketing Technology Blog (iOS) Pricing: Showcase examples: $40 per month or $500 flat fee Set up a GPS-based loyalty program With more than 1.1 million apps available for smartphones in the U.S., consumers are coming to expect every business to have one. The problem for most cash- and time-strapped small businesses is that developing a mobile app is an expensive and difficult proposition–or was.This year a slew of do-it-yourself services have come online and pierced the armor of the $20.5 billion app-development market, allowing everyone from indie musicians to neighborhood coffee shops to claim space on their customers’ phones–and in their wallets.For companies previously shut out of the app world, the low barrier to entry has opened up new opportunities and potential markets. “I noticed that there were very few apps in the [iTunes] App Store that were marketing-related, so I saw my app as a chance to capture some market share,” says Douglas Karr, CEO of DK New Media, who used the Appifier service to build his Marketing Technology Blog app.There are several players in the DIY-app marketplace, each with a different business model. Most, such as Appifier, Bizness Apps and Conduit Mobile, provide a template, get apps approved and set up at the individual stores and help keep apps compatible with operating system updates. Some DIY services charge an upfront fee; others charge a monthly rate that helps ensure an app continues working on ever-changing platforms. Conduit’s model, meanwhile, gives customers the app for no upfront cost but takes a cut of any advertising revenue generated.Every business and DIY platform has different strengths and needs. Looking to measure customer engagement? Rolling out a loyalty program? Want to push notifications to feed limited-time deals to customers? Check out the chart below. Because this year, whatever your goal, there’s an app-maker for that. Appifier May 10, 2012 Register Now »last_img read more

Why Googling Yourself Is Not Just for Fun Anymore

first_imgJanuary 14, 2019 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When we consider risks to our online presence, there’s no such thing as low stakes.Untoward information floating around online could cost you your dream job at minimum or compromise your personal safety in the worst case scenario. But how do you know if any of this damaging information is out there? A good place to start is with a Google search of your name.When was the last time you Googled your own name? While a simple Google inquiry doesn’t even come close to a certified background check, you’d be surprised at what could be out there on those first few pages. Self-search on Google isn’t as indulgent or vapid as it may sound, and many of us do it not just to satisfy our curiosity, but rather damage control or prevention.Related: 4 Ways to Effectively Build a Personal BrandMore than half of millennials have Googled themselves before and more than one in 10 Gen Zers do so on a daily basis. Here’s a generational breakdown of who Googles themselves:48 percent — Gen Z57 percent — Millennials45 percent — Gen X37 percent — Baby BoomersAmong those who have searched their own names on Google, many are faced with information pertaining to others who share their name, with only one in five finding accurate content. Let’s bear in mind that whatever we see about ourselves in Google search results is also what everyone else can see when they Google our names as well, from potential employers to sinister criminals.In one bizarre incident, Google search results ended almost fatally. In 2004, following a gunshot injury inflicted by an unknown assailant, one Australian man came across startling — and inaccurate — information on Google that linked his name with local mobsters. Google auto complete filled in the blanks correlating his name with these local mobsters, as well image searches backing up this false information. This misinformation almost cost him his very life.There are real-world consequences to what’s out there about you online, even if you had nothing to do with it. It may surprise you to learn:33 percent of Google search results are influenced by other individuals of the same name20 percent of people find outdated or flat out inaccurate information12 percent are “unpleasantly surprised” by what they find, though it may not be necessarily incorrect8 percent unfortunately find embarrassing or reputation damaging informationRelated: How to Get Google to Quit Tracking YouAll told, 50 percent of Americans believe that their information is less secure than it was just five years ago — and we have no one but ourselves to blame for that. Our addiction to social media and our obsession with talking about ourselves online could be our very own demise. Facebook accounts aside, Americans are known to use other online accounts to help store and manage their personal data.On average, adults use three different sites regularly, from social media to finances to medical information. It’s easy to feel safe when we “diversify” our identifying information among multiple platforms guarded by multiple passwords, but this sense of security only goes as far as our wishful thinking. Here’s proof:35 percent of adult internet users have had sensitive personal information compromised29 percent have had an unknown person login to their email or social media account15 percent have had their social security numbers compromised, and 14 percent have had it used to open fraudulent credit cards or loans6 percent have even had an imposter pose as themselves to claim a tax refundCyber criminals are smart; smart enough to circumvent the law as well as your security measures. They know just where to look to gather bits and pieces of our identifying information online. Proudly displaying your high school or maiden name on your Facebook profile — all easily discovered through a simple Google search — makes those security questions on another site basically useless.Related: Do You Know Your Risk of Cyberattack?Pairing their information gathering with a touch of social engineering, cyber criminals can finely tune a personalized scam just for us. Email phishing is a popular and tricky scam that preys on our insecurities and fears, appealing to us with a sense of urgency that leaves us with little option but to immediately react. Red flags include inquiries for personal information sent via email, unclear or mismatched email address and domain names and requests for urgent action to resolve “problems.”Removing content from Google searches can be a complicated process, but it could mean the difference between life and death, at least in cases of Australian mobsters. From phishing to catfishing, anything we say online can, and likely will, be used against us.Do you know what Google is showing about you? This infographic details the state of online security, where it’s our responsibility to keep it under wraps, and how to manage when it gets into the wrong hands. 5 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Avoid Chatty Drivers With Uber Black Quiet Mode

first_imgMay 15, 2019 2 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free This story originally appeared on PCMag This week, Uber is enhancing its premium Uber Black experience with a number of new options, the most interesting of which is the ability to request a quiet ride.Uber advertises Uber Black as a luxury option operated by professional drivers. Luxury means a “high-quality experience and premium comfort,” according to Uber, so a number of new features are being added to ensure you walk away from your Uber Black or Uber Black SUV ride happy that the additional cost was worth it.New features include help with your luggage, temperature control while you travel, an extended pickup period to account for an unexpected delay, premium support with a live agent if required, professionalism from the commercially licensed driver, and a guarantee of consistent vehicle quality.However, one final feature is sure to draw the attention of riders who want some privacy: Quiet Mode.If you want to ride with the guarantee your driver won’t be chatty, then Quiet Mode is for you. It can be requested for any Uber Black or Uber Black SUV and is advertised as ideal for those who “need to respond to emails or are in the mood for a nap.” It requires a single tap within the app, and the opposite is also available if you desire a chat while you ride.As with most premium services, it’s the choices you are paying for and clearly Uber has identified a number of areas where it could improve the Black service. All of these new options became available to riders today across 100 percent of the US Uber Black and Uber Black SUV. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

Better Than Prime Day 400 Off Lenovo Legion Laptops

first_imgLenovo is celebrating E3 with some excellent price cuts on its Legion line of gaming laptops. The 1-day sale takes up to $437 off select configurations. (It’s worth noting that these systems will likely not be on sale during Amazon Prime Day).Shop the Lenovo Legion Sale at LenovoAs part of the sale, you can score the Legion Y530 15-inch Gaming Laptop for $1,039.99 via coupon “E3LEGION2019”. Traditionally priced at $1,299.99, this deal saves you $260.It packs a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display, 2.3GHz Core i5-8300H quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Doing all the graphics intensive work is the system’s GeForce GTX 1060 video card with 6GB of dedicated memory. Other Legion laptops on sale include:Lenovo Legion Y730 15-inch Gaming Laptop for $967.99 ($242 off, Core i7/8GB/1TB/GeForce GTX 1050 Ti)Lenovo Legion Y530 15-inch Gaming Laptop for $1,039.99 ($260 off, Core i5/8GB/256GB/GeForce GTX 1060)Lenovo Legion Y530 15-inch Gaming Laptop for $1,312.49 ($437 off, Core i7/16GB/256GB/GeForce GTX 1060)Lenovo Legion Y740 15-inch Gaming Laptop for $1,349.49 ($330 off, Core i7/16GB/256GB/GeForce RTX 2060)Lenovo Legion Y740 15-inch Gaming Laptop for $1,399.99 ($350 off, Core i7/16GB/512GB/GeForce RTX 2060)In our Lenovo Legion Y530 review, we were impressed by its stylish design, strong performance, and solid port selection. Although its display could be a tad brighter, this slim budget machine features enough graphics power to satisfy everyday gamers. If you want a gaming machine with even more horsepower, Lenovo also offers the Legion Y530 with Core i7 for $1,312.49 via coupon “E3LEGION2019”. That’s $437 off. This configuration packs a 2.2GHz Core i7-8750H six-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB w/ 1TB 7200rpm HDD. It also features a GTX 1060 vide0 card. AdvertisementLenovo’s sale ends tonight at midnight, so act fast if you want to own one of the best gaming laptops you can get for hundreds below retail price. Lenovo Legion Y530 ReviewBest Laptop Deals of TodayBest Gaming Laptops  Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2019Which laptop brand is best? We’ve ranked every major player from Apple to Huawei based on review scores, tech support, innovation and more.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/lenovo-legion-gaming-laptop-deal?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:3001:30Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭 center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndo247 SportsRanking The Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019247 SportsUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

How to disable Windows 10 Live Tiles permanently

first_imgHow to disable Windows 10 Live Tiles permanently by Martin Brinkmann on June 01, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: February 18, 2018 – 11 commentsThe following guide walks you through the process of turning off Windows 10 Live Tiles permanently.I have no use for Live Tiles and explained my reasoning previously here on Ghacks. First, I don’t really use many applications as I prefer desktop programs over them for a variety of reasons.But even for applications that I use, I find live tiles to be a hindrance if not an annoyance rather than something that is beneficial.I can see them work well on mobile devices but not so much on the desktop.This might change for the better with the introduction of interactive live tiles, a feature first showcased in 2014 but never heard of again afterwards.It is easy enough to turn off the live tile feature for individual applications. Simply right-click on the tile in the Windows start menu, and select More > Turn live tile off to do so.But that takes only care of that single tile and not all of them. If you have no use for them, you may want to consider turning the feature off completely instead so that newly installed applications won’t make use of the feature.Disable Windows 10 Live TilesYou have two main options to turn off Live Tiles completely in Windows 10. You can use the Group Policy Editor and configure a policy for individual user accounts, or use the Windows Registry instead.Group PolicyThe Group Policy is not available for all editions of Windows 10. Basically, if you run a Home version, Group Policy Editor is not accessible by default and you need to use the Registry hack below to turn off live tiles.For those with Group Policy, the process looks like this:Tap on the Windows-key and wait for the Start Menu to open. Watch all the Live Tiles in their glory, if you have not turned them off yet manually.Type gpedit.msc and hit enter.Confirm the UAC prompt that appears. The Local Group Policy Editor should be open now.Use the hierarchy on the left to navigate to the following policy group: Local Computer Policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Star Menu and Taskbar > Notifications.There you find listed on the right Turn off tile notifications.Double-click the entry, and set it to enabled on the screen that opens.The effect? “If you enable this policy setting, applications and system features will not be able to update their tiles and tile badges in the Start screen.”While you are at it, you may want to consider disabling other notification options such as toast notifications or notification mirroring there as well.Windows RegistryYou can set the preference in the Windows Registry as well.Tap on the Windows-key, type regedit.exe and tap on enter.Confirm the UAC prompt that appears.Navigate to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotificationsRight-click on PushNotifications and select New > Dword (32-bit) Value.Name it NoTileApplicationNotification.Double-click the item afterwards and set its value to 1.Please note that items may still be cached even though push notifications are disabled.Closing WordsThe policy seems to take effect immediately, while the Registry key does not even after a restart. Anyway, both should be useful if you find no use in the Live Tile feature of Windows 10.SummaryArticle NameHow to disable Windows 10 Live Tiles permanentlyDescriptionFind out how to turn off live tiles of applications and system apps shown when you open the Windows 10 Start Menu permanently.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more