World’s First Large-Scale Computer Took Nearly 3 Years to Make, Occupied Space the Size of a Large Room

During World War II, the US Army had to calculate complex ballistic tables and unpack wartime codes. They needed an all-electronic calculating machine to do the job at electronic speed. In 1942, physicist John Mauchly proposed a machine on these lines and they built the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, or the ENIAC, over the next three years. Over 75 years later a GIF of a man putting a “data cable” of the ENIAC is doing the rounds on the Internet. And a Twitter handle dedicated to vintage computers decided…

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Nearly half of workers have made a dramatic career switch, and this is the average age they do it

What job would you have if money weren’t a concern? For some people, that’s not a hypothetical question, but rather a jumping off point to switching careers. At least, that seems to be the case according to Indeed’s latest survey, which found 58% of workers are willing to take a pay cut in order to completely change industries. In fact, the No. 1 reason why people made a significant career change was because they were unhappy in their previous job sector. Higher pay and greater flexibility tied for the second-biggest reasons…

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WHO: Nearly 20 to 40% of the Adult Population in India are Affected by Obesity

  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 20 to 40% of the adult population and 10 to 20% of children in India are affected by obesity and as far Bariatric surgeries are concerned, only around 13000 are performed every year. This is just Medical records reveal that around 20% drop outs in Bariatric surgery cases happen because of financial problems. This simply means the EMI option for Bariatric surgery at interest-free rate will be a big help for those patients who are suffering from obesity and having issues…

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Climate Change Affects Nearly All Life on Earth

Most life on Earth is already being changed by the warming climate, even though the rise in global temperature since pre-industrial times has been rather slight, researchers warned on Thursday. The study in the journal Science found that 82 percent of key ecological processes — including genetic diversity and migration patterns — are being altered by global warming. These effects extend to land, oceans and freshwater environments, even though temperatures have risen just about 1.87 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) over pre-industrial times due to fossil fuel burning. “We now…

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Nearly 60 Million Indians Suffer From Mental Disorders

At least 60 million Indians — a number more than the population of South Africa — suffer from mental disorders, even as the country lags the world in medical professionals and spending on mental-health issues. Nearly 10-20 million (1-2 per cent of the population) Indians suffered from severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and nearly 50 million (5 per cent of the population) suffered from common mental disorders like depression and anxiety at the end of 2005, Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda informed the Lok…

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