Country's scientific community may be at the cusp of securing a Nobel in the physical sciences, says Devijyot Ghoshal After decades of losing out some of its finest minds to the West, India's scientific community may finally be at the cusp of securing a Nobel Prize in the physical sciences, widely considered as the highest recognition in the field. David Pendlebury, a bibliometric analysis consultant with Thomson Reuters and a leading predictor of the Nobel awards, believes that the country's track record in scientific research, particularly in the physical sciences, could mean that an Indian scientist may win the prize within the next decade. "We are certainly seeing very healthy signs in the production and contribution of Indian scientists to the influential international journals," Pendlebury told Business Standard . "For India, in specific, in the last 10 to 15 years, we have also seen a tremendous increase." Since Independence, the Nobel Prize in the … [Read more...] about India may win a Physics Nobel Prize in the next decade?
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For those looking for a way to spin vinyl records , there are many options when it comes to building a great sound system on a budget, including amazing, cheap stereo speakers and high-quality turntables , including vintage record players and current Bluetooth models. If you've got at least $100, you can find something decent -- the Audio Technica LP60 , for example, is a solid selection for $100. Superior sound often comes with spending more money, but it's not necessary -- any of our picks for the best record player should have you spinning vinyl through the ages. This recently updated guide is divided between the best turntables between $100 and $1,000 and the best turntables at the $300 sweet spot. Now playing: Watch this: How to set up a budget turntable 5:38 The best turntables from $100 to $1,000 CNET's Editor's Choice Fluance … [Read more...] about The best record player for 2021
The TCL 8 Series 75Q825 debuted late last year to glowing praise -- not just from CNET's David Katzmaier, but from reviewers far and wide. Ironically, TCL has long been known as a budget brand, but there was nothing low-end about this model -- especially the $2,600 price tag. Just a few days ago, the 75Q825 was back on sale for $1,800, tying its all-time low. Today, however, and while supplies last, you can get the TCL 8 Series 75-inch 4K Roku TV for $1,500 , a new low by a pretty hefty margin. It's still expensive compared with some other 75-inch TVs, but it's also one of the best TVs you can buy, period. See it at Best Buy That's according to Katzmaier, whose TCL 8 Series review you'll want to read straight away. A tidbit: "The 8-Series is a beast. Inky-deep black levels and brilliant highlights, created by TCL's industry-first Mini LED technology , deliver the kind of contrast that makes every image pop, especially HDR. In my side-by-side comparisons it … [Read more...] about TCL’s awesome 75-inch 8 Series 4K TV hits an all-time-low price (Update: Expired)
Looking to take your home theater to the next level? It's time to consider investing in a soundbar. Soundbars are affordable, a breeze to set up and offer much improved sound quality over a standard built-in TV speaker, making them more popular than larger home theater speakers , subwoofers , a surround-sound system and AV receivers . In general, soundbars offer clear sound, more than one sound mode, and many work with your existing smart theater system -- so you can talk to them through Amazon Alexa or your Google Assistant. There are a lot of soundbars out there, but all offer better audio quality than what you've already got. With a multitude of choices available, finding the best soundbar can be tricky, but this guide can help you cut through the noise. To test the quality of each soundbar listed below, we compared them against similarly priced models with a combination of music and movies. We also took into account features such as the number of HDMI port … [Read more...] about Best soundbar for 2021: Yamaha, Klipsch, Roku, Vizio and more
PHUKET: The Rotary Club of Patong Beach staged a collection walk along Phuket’s renowned Soi Bangla on Tuesday night, raising money to help provide aid to victims of the floods in and around Bangkok. “We raised 30,000 baht during the collection drive on Bangla Road. We had four different teams of people out collecting donations,” said former Club President Mark Pendlebury. The team walked the street from 9:30pm to 11pm, accepting donations from local staff and popular street entertainers, and placing stickers on them to mark that they had made a donation. “The charity walk to raise money for flood victims was a success last year, so we decided to do it again this year. It’s an uplifting experience for many of our Rotarians as well as non-Rotary members. “We thank all the people who made donations and we hope we have inspired others to continue to help others in need,” he added. Active Patong Rotary member Able Wanamakok told the Gazette , “The money raised by the many … [Read more...] about Phuket Rotary joins flood relief efforts