Experiment reverses the direction of heat flow Citation: Entanglement without Classical Correlations (2008, August 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-08-entanglement-classical.html Quantum mechanics is full of counterintuitive concepts. The idea of entanglement – when two or more particles instantaneously exhibit dependent characteristics when measured, no matter how far apart they are – is one of them. Now, physicists have discovered another counterintuitive result that deals with the line between the quantum and classical worlds. Explore further Normally, when two or more particles are entangled (and seem to communicate with each other instantaneously), they not only share quantum correlations, but also classical correlations. Although physicists don’t have an exact definition for classical correlations, the term generally refers to local correlations, where information does not have to travel faster than the speed of light. So if entangled particles demonstrate correlations across large distances, you might assume that they will also have correlations across shorter distances. After all, if entangled particles can communicate at faster-than-light speeds, they should be able to communicate at slower-than-light speeds.But a team of physicists from the National University of Singapore, Mediterranean Technology Park in Barcelona, the University of Leeds, and the University of Bristol has demonstrated something different. They’ve theoretically shown that any odd number (greater than one) of entangled particles can exist without classical correlations. They explain this paradox in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.“One way of seeing this is as follows,” Vlatko Vedral, Professor of Quantum Information Science at the University of Leeds, told PhysOrg.com. “Entanglement means being correlated as far as many different measurements are concerned. Classical correlations mean being correlated as far as one particular measurement is concerned. That is why researchers usually think that when there is entanglement, there are also classical correlations. However, our paper shows that you have to be careful about making this inference.”As Vedral explained, generally when physicists measure entanglement, their measurements destroy the quantum correlations first, and then the classical correlations. “Entanglement represents excess of correlations, over and above classical ones. In other words, whatever cannot be accounted for locally is due to quantum entanglement. When you make local measurements on entangled particles, then you will invariably be destroying their correlations (both classical and quantum). Since quantum is in excess of classical, it is possible that you can first get rid of entanglement, but are still left with some classical correlations.” But to do the opposite of this – to get rid of the classical correlations and have only quantum correlations – is more difficult to comprehend.“Imagine that I tell you that I am a billionaire,” Vedral said as an example. “You would then infer that I certainly have 100 million somewhere in my assets. You would be very surprised, indeed, if I told you that this was not true and that I am actually not also a millionaire. You can’t have more, without have less as well (by definition).”This is not the first time that physicists have demonstrated entanglement without classical correlations. In 2006, Toth and Acin found an example of a three-qubit system that also shows this phenomenon. This three-qubit example has already been observed in the laboratory, and the physicists hope that their new example with any odd number of qubits can also be observed. They also expect that even numbers of qubits should exhibit the same effect, but do not yet have an example.“The key is that we are using one particular definition of classical correlations, which is in fact the main one used in the solid state physics (and is used to mark phase transitions among other things),” Vedral said. “This is based on average values of a set of observables and the key is that this set is not complete. However, when it comes to two particles (and two point correlations is what all solid state experiments are about) then you cannot have the situation that we found with three and more particles. Namely, if classical correlations vanish for two qubits, then so do the quantum ones.”The paradox that quantum correlations can exist without accompanying classical correlations could have some thought-provoking consequences. For instance, physicists often use a test of Bell inequalities to determine if local realism has been violated and that quantum correlations have occurred. But since Bell inequalities are based on classical correlations, the test doesn’t work for this example. This leads to the need for a new way to detect quantum correlations, based on different concepts.The study may also affect how physicists view the boundary between the classical and quantum worlds – a question at the foundation of physics. With this demonstration of the existence of a state that has quantum correlations without classical correlations, the physicists suggest that local realism might be used as the criteria to characterize the classical world.The result could also have practical applications – for instance, as a possible method for detecting phase transitions. Using quantum correlations only (instead of both quantum and classical) for detecting phase transitions could provide a more universal measurement than conventional methods.More information: Kaszlikowski, Dagomir; Sen(De), Aditi; Sen, Ujjwal; Vedral, Vlatko; and Winter, Andreas. “Quantum Correlations without Classical Correlations. Physical Review Letters 101, 070502 (2008).Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. 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.
PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen More information: P. Ketterer et al. Nanoscale rotary apparatus formed from tight-fitting 3D DNA components, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501209AbstractWe report a nanoscale rotary mechanism that reproduces some of the dynamic properties of biological rotary motors in the absence of an energy source, such as random walks on a circle with dwells at docking sites. Our mechanism is built modularly from tight-fitting components that were self-assembled using multilayer DNA origami. The apparatus has greater structural complexity than previous mechanically interlocked objects and features a well-defined angular degree of freedom without restricting the range of rotation. We studied the dynamics of our mechanism using single-particle experiments analogous to those performed previously with actin-labeled adenosine triphosphate synthases. In our mechanism, rotor mobility, the number of docking sites, and the dwell times at these sites may be controlled through rational design. Our prototype thus realizes a working platform toward creating synthetic nanoscale rotary motors. Our methods will support creating other complex nanoscale mechanisms based on tightly fitting, sterically constrained, but mobile, DNA components. Play The assembly of the rotary apparatus. Credit: Philip Ketterer The tiny device built by the team represents the first example of a biologically inspired nanomachine capable of demonstrating dynamic motor-like behavior. It also represents a step forward in nanoarchitecture—the device was built molecule-by-molecule and perhaps is the first step towards the development of true nanorobots. They note also, that after watching their device in action, it is not difficult to envision such devices motoring around inside of people, in a way very similar to how bacteria get around. Design of a DNA-based rotary apparatus. Credit: (c) Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501209 Journal information: Science Advances Play A schematic animation of the passive rotary apparatus. The bearing around the rotor also gets slightly kicked around by water molecules but it is rigidly attached to the surface. (The water molecules by which the rotor gets kicked around due to their thermal energy are not explicitly shown in the movie.) Credit: Hendrik Dietz Group develops wearable, stretchable memory device for monitoring heart rate Scientists dream of building ever smaller motorized devices that could putter around inside the human body delivering medicines to ailing parts, toxins to tumors or simply serving as health monitors, but alas, such devices have not yet come to fruition—but they may be getting closer. In this new effort, the team in Germany has built a device based on synthetic DNA parts—it mimics, somewhat, the activities of flagella, the tiny arm-like appendages bacteria use as paddles to move around. It is only 40 nanometers tall but includes three main parts, a crank that spins, an axle bearing and a container to hold the other two parts together.It does not yet have a power source, thus it cannot be called a motorized device just yet, instead, it can move around due to thermal energy which creates colliding water molecules which in turn causes the crank to turn—the team cannot control the direction of the device yet either, but believe they may have a solution sometime in the near future. They plan to test ideas using laser heat, ion flow or even chemical reactions to cause the crank to turn, and hopefully allow for controlling direction. If they succeed such a tiny motorized device would be useful in more than just medical applications—it could also possibly be used to drive chemical syntheses or to pump molecules across barriers. (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with Technische Universität München has built a nanoscale apparatus that could one day serve as the basis for an extremely tiny motorized device. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes how they built their device, how it works, and where they plan to take the new technology. Citation: Researchers build nanoscale rotary apparatus using tight-fitting 3D DNA components (w/ Video) (2016, February 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-02-nanoscale-rotary-apparatus-tight-fitting-3d.html © 2016 Phys.org Explore further PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen 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. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play A schematic representation of freely diffusing rotary apparatus with extended crank lever. Credit: Hendrik Dietz
Eminent Hindi writer with more than 50 years of experience and creator of Jaltarang, Simmi Harshita was awarded on Wednesday for her rich literary contributions at the 3rd annual Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman 2014.The occasion, an annual initiative by Kusumanjali Foundation was organised to recognise contributions made by renowned authors in the field of Hindi and Bengali literature.Present at the event, LK Advani, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha was the chief guest who presented the awards to Dr. Ramkumar Mukhopadhayay for his Bengali contribution titled Dhanapatir Sinhaljatra and to Simmi Harshita for Jaltarang. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Commenting on the occasion the senior BJP leader promoted Indian languages and said that they should be used frequently even in abroad,’I was born under British rule. It was very humiliating that during foreign trips, people of different countries used to talk in their own language but people going from India mostly talked in English, even amongst themselves. It didn’t look nice.’ ‘There are some things which are very painful. One of them is not speaking ones language and speaking another language,’ Advani said at the event where he was felicitated. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixKusumanjali Foundation, founded and established by writer Dr Kusum Ansal seeks to promote and support the artisitc, literary, and cultural activities in the country. As a part of Foundation’s promotional programmes, the Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman was established in 2011 to recognize the talent of reknowned authors in the field of literature. Every year, two awards are givern to creative works in the genres of literature comprising fiction, shorrt story, poetry and drama. Nominations from a large number of literary works published during the last five-year periods were selected for the Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman 2014.Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Kusum Ansal, prolofic writer and Founder of Kusumanjali Foundaton said, ‘ The Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman was initiated with a view to recognise the merit and standards of excellence acheived by eminent authors and scholars in their respective field of literature. Our country holds a distinctive linguistic and literary history. The award-winning texts borrow cultural inspirations from the author’s mother tongue are are a rich source of contemporary yet classical Indian writing.’
Do Sardars feel bad about Santa Banta jokes on them? If so, the Supreme Court on Monday said it will seriously consider examining a plea to ban websites displaying jokes on them.“If we think that your community do feel bad about it, we will definitely seriously consider it,” a bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices AK Sikri and R Banumathi said.“Does your community stand by you,” the bench asked a Sikh woman lawyer Harvinder Chowdhary, who has filed a PIL in this regard.She said Delhi Sikh Gurduwara Management Committee(DSGMC) has also filed a petition on the same issue and they are engaging a battery of senior advocates including Ram Jethmalani to argue the matter.While the woman advocate was making submissions, the bench intervened and asked Additional Solicitor General P S Patwalia to express his views on the issue being a Sardar himself.
Kolkata: Renowned classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away at a city hospital on Monday morning after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 75 and is survived by wife and son. Pandit Bhaduri, considered to be one of the masters of Bengali songs and Bhajans, was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory ailments for quite sometime. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her grief over the demise of Pandit Bhaduri. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “I am deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Pandit Arun Bhaduri, an exponent of Kirana, Rampur Gharana… “He was a guru at the state Sangeet Academy. In 2014, we had conferred Bangabibhusan award. I convey my heartfelt condolences to members of his family, friends and followers,” Banerjee said in a statement. The veteran singer had served as a guru (teacher) at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, and was a top radio and television artiste. Pandit Bhaduri was trained in Indian music by Md A Daud and Md Sagiruddin Khan.
Imagine, after a hectic mundane day, you return home exhausted, when your dog quickly runs towards you to welcome you with a drooling kiss and a wagging tail. You look at his innocent, kind face that seems to express his gratitude to you for being a great companion. So, what is so unique about the relationship between a man and his four-legged companion? It’s the “unconditional love” that both the parties shower on each other eternally. And it is not just the loyal, unconditional love; being the best playmates of humans, these little pooches are said to combat their owner’s depression or any other physical disorders as well. They affect us in a number of unbelievable ways as they ward off anxiety and dementia. Our canine companions are even proved to be excellent stress busters with their outstanding mood-lifting capabilities. It is an out-of-the-world experience to be blessed with a canine friend in life who is nothing less than our own children. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSulakshmi Dasgupta, a resident of Chittaranjan Park in the Capital and a social activist, had set herself as an epitome of animal lover. Her extreme love for animals, especially dogs, has given shape to her plenary passion of feeding stray dogs across the city. Her promise to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in providing utmost nourishment to the strays genuinely makes her a mother of the canines. Sulakshmi’s journey began with feeding around 10 to 12 dogs a day in the vicinity of her locality. “I am extremely compassionate about dogs since childhood. When I was young, my eyes were always and only at the homeless, neglected dogs and I wondered how helpless they were. Other than feeding biscuits, I could hardly do anything to help them. Post my marriage; I received a huge moral and monetary support from my husband, Pinaki Dasgupta, who is also an animal lover. Then I, along with my small team started feeding approximately 70 dogs at places like C R Park, Kalkaji, Okhla and Greater Kailash. And today, the figure has swelled up to feeding 500 plus stray dogs across South Delhi.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe necessity to feed the strays on a regular basis is manifold. Being territorial in nature, dogs become restricted with a limited place to survive in metropolitan cities, which makes it difficult for them to hunt for food. They seldom go to another territory unless extremely hungry or to mate. Even in such situations, they sometimes come back wounded as the other areas are always protected by their respective alfa-males. Hence, the fate of many strays is to rely on poisonously rotten throwaways or waste food from roadside eateries, which is not enough for a healthy survival in a specified territory. Consequently, they end up being malnourished and hungry. Pinaki Dasgupta says, “She believes in never turning away a hungry stray. Her motto has always been helping the needy animals. Her helpers and she prepare 350 kgs of the meal including rice and chicken on a daily basis and distribute it among numerous dogs. Other than feeding, she also gives shelter to the accident victims whenever needed and provide them with veterinary services like neutering, operations, regular vaccination of anti-rabies, and offers post-operative care as well”. Sulakshmi said, “As far as my funding is concerned, there are some people around me who have also contributed to help me pursue my activity. A big or a small contribution is not the factor. It is their immense support that has always motivated me to keep moving ahead. I believe that taking small steps makes a huge difference. There was a time when the inflow of donations was not consistent. So I decided to sell off all my jewellery and heirloom collections as my four-legged babies are the gifts of God who mattered to me the most.” On being asked about the increasing violence towards neglected dogs, she said, “Our society comprises a section of insensitive humans. Pelting stones, hitting them with sharp objects and reckless driving contribute to fatal injuries or accidents. Fracture or amputations of legs are also getting common these days. My heart bleeds when I find these innocent, loyal animals in pain. Fortunately, such disturbances have witnessed a decrease in my locality and in some parts of Okhla.” After years of struggle and fighting all odds, Sulakshmi has brought such an act of daredevilry into public notice. 15 years of independent and benevolent service finally gave birth to an organisation called “Swargasaathi,” which is also useful in raising funds for the homeless. Satisfied with what she is doing in her life, Sulakshmi is living it up with two of her canine children at home. A big salute to the human parent!
A big name in the Hindustani classical music, Pandit Bhajan Lal Sopori, who has enthralled the world with his mesmerising Santoor, is now all set to steal the show with his son Abhay Rustum Sopori on the occasion of ‘Delhi Classical Music Festival’ being held in the Capital today. Millennium Post chronicles the stories of the ‘King of Strings’ and his early life musical journey with son Abhay Rustum Sopori, his live performances worldwide and his music academy SaMaPa, which works as a catalyst to healing many people. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHow did your musical journey begin?The saga began from the year 1953 when I was only five years. I was invited to give my first live performance in Srinagar auditorium. Later, in 1954, I was delighted to be a part of a children’s show which was aired on the radio in Srinagar. Performing at the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar in 1959 was also a memorable moment. Gradually, I delved into the technicalities and nuances of Santoor. And eventually, I was able to introduce my own style – Sopori Baaj. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveYou were 10-year-old when you gave your first performance at a conference? How did you manage to create magic at such a tender age?(Smiles)… I belong to a family of music. My family has played santoor for over six generations. In addition to inheriting the quality from my father and grandfather, blessings of my loved ones especially Kashmiris was bestowed upon me. How does it feel to perform alongside your son?It brings tears of joy along with pride when you see your child blossom as an artist. It was absolutely an out-of-the-world experience to give a live performance with my son Abhay in the year 1995 at Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi. Over the years, Abhay has grown in stature as an artist. You are both, a santoor maestro and a Guru. How would you differentiate yourself in two roles?As a Guru, my teachings to my students are always imbued with a sense of honesty and dedication towards one’s work. Above all, one must have faith in God. Never give up. Sacrifice your life if required to accomplish your mission. My grandfather and father ingrained such values in me. On the other hand, I find myself in paradise while I perform.Your music academy SaMaPa aims at healing jail inmates through music; creating a bonding between them and the society. How does your academy meet these objectives?SaMaPa is just not a music school, but a relaxing agent as well. It was established keeping in mind the active promotion of classical music, especially among jail inmates. I remember the memorable moments spent with the prisoners. The bright smiling faces of the prisoners the moment we begin music is all I can see. Therefore, music is the best healer of pain. I have attempted to break the stigma attached to prisoners in society, through music. My son and I decided to bring out their musical side. I was amazed to see them composing ghazals of Sufi tradition and have always tried to encourage them to realise their untapped potential, pursue their interests and showcase their talent to society. You are considered as the ‘cultural bridge’ between Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of India. How do you think music links all cultures?I firmly believe in the fact that India stands as a unified nation when we talk about its own culture and music. The language of music unites all regardless of regional differences as our culture is our pride. Which nation you think is most welcoming in terms of music?I have taught music to students of Washington University in the US. Also, I was invited to perform in European Parliament in Brussels. My performances have been broadcast in India which was seen by Indians and audiences of Belgium, Norway, Egypt, England, Germany, Syria and the US. I have noticed that music has no language and knows no boundaries. Most importantly, respect, love and devotion are the three prime factors needed to appreciate music. If you love and feel the music, it can be understood by everyone irrespective of their nationality.
The Dravidian language family, consisting of 80 varieties spoken by nearly 220 million people across southern and central India, originated about 4,500 years ago, a study has found. This estimate is based on new linguistic analyses by an international team, including researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany, and the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun.The researchers used data collected first-hand from native speakers representing all previously reported Dravidian subgroups. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThese findings, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, match well with earlier linguistic and archaeological studies.South Asia, reaching from Afghanistan in the west and Bangladesh in the east, is home to at least six hundred languages belonging to six large language families, including Dravidian, Indo-European, and Sino-Tibetan.The Dravidian language family, consisting of about 80 language varieties (both languages and dialects) is today spoken by about 220 million people, mostly in southern and central India, and surrounding countries. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIts four largest languages, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu have literary traditions spanning centuries, of which Tamil reaches back the furthest, researchers said.Along with Sanskrit, Tamil is one of the world’s classical languages, but unlike Sanskrit, there is continuity between its classical and modern forms documented in inscriptions, poems, and secular and religious texts and songs, they said.”The study of the Dravidian languages is crucial for understanding prehistory in Eurasia, as they played a significant role in influencing other language groups,” said Annemarie Verkerk of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Neither the geographical origin of the Dravidian language nor its exact dispersal through time is known with certainty.The consensus of the research community is that the Dravidians are natives of the Indian subcontinent and were present prior to the arrival of the Indo-Aryans (Indo-European speakers) in India around 3,500 years ago.Researchers said that it is likely that the Dravidian languages were much more widespread to the west in the past than they are today.In order to examine questions about when and where the Dravidian languages developed, they made a detailed investigation of the historical relationships of 20 Dravidian varieties.Study author Vishnupriya Kolipakam of the Wildlife Institute of India collected contemporary first-hand data from native speakers of a diverse sample of Dravidian languages, representing all the previously reported subgroups of Dravidian.The researchers used advanced statistical methods to infer the age and subgrouping of the Dravidian language family at about 4,000-4,500 years old.This estimate, while in line with suggestions from previous linguistic studies, is a more robust result because it was found consistently in the majority of the different statistical models of evolution tested in this study.This age also matches well with inferences from archaeology, which have previously placed the diversification of Dravidian into North, Central, and South branches at exactly this age, coinciding with the beginnings of cultural developments evident in the archaeological record.
Delectable food, uncontrollable fun and unparalleled entertainment – all comes together under one roof at ‘The Grub Fest’, India’s most renowned culinary affair. This year’s edition, which will take place from March 6-8, makes its way back to the capacious Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital. The Grub Fest is India’s foremost culinary affair with the most famed restaurants displaying their signature delicacies over some good music and hearty performances. The fest has manifested a remarkable journey starting from 30,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors in 2015 to 75000 visitors and 150 exhibitors in their latest edition. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis year, the major highlights of Grub fest include restaurant exhibitors comprising of prominent names like Baking Bad, iHOP, Wok to Walk, Big Yellow Door, and others. Moreover, for the first time, this festival is introducing ‘The Grub Star Access’, a luxury food and dining experience giving each recipient the access to make them feel like a VIP.The next interesting addition is ‘Grub Street’ – the lifestyle zone where one can find upcoming brands selling fashion accessories, pop up shops, gifts etc. Also, ‘Grub Market’ dedicated to packed products, fresh produce, organic products and an assortment of delicious homemade delicacies will surely be grabbing eyeballs. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive’Grub Arena’ will witness artist performances, on-stage games and much more that will undoubtedly leave audiences mesmerized. The festival highlights some of Bollywood’s top artists like Guru Randhawa, DJ Frenzy, Jasmine Sandlers, who will fill the night with melody and bring the audience together for a festival to remember.Apart from the aforementioned attractions, ‘iSkate ring’, an exclusive ice-skating arena where one can strap on a pair of roller skates and wheel away their worries, ‘Edinger Beer Garden’ to sit back and enjoy and the ‘Juke Box’ that would provide a platform for young talented artists and DJ’s to showcase their skills are worth looking forward. You can enjoy the non-stop culinary treat and entertainment from 12 Noon to 10 PM. The early bird ticket is for Rs 250 at cleartrip.com whereas the regular is for Rs 399. Grub Star on clear trip, early bird would cost you Rs 600 whereas regular is for Rs 999. After 3 successful editions in Delhi, the event was also successfully launched for the first time in new cities, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, and Chandigarh in 2017. With a collective footfall of over 3 lakh food enthusiasts, 300 restaurants, a line-up of prominent chefs and some of the top artistes in the country for entertainment, The Grub Fest has fast become the most awaited food festival of the country.
A 22-year-old Reshma Bano Qureshi and a 34-year-old Meena Khatun are the newly employed women under an odd but unique initiative by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. Both, survivors of a heinous crime – acid attack – are now working in the Flower Room, curating and creating flower arrangements for each room, providing the guests of the Lalit with a pleasing welcoming sight. It was Keshav Suri, the executive director of the group who is trying his best to give a better life and bring forth the marginalized communities into the mainstream. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the past, Kitty Su has hosted a night celebrating inclusivity and diversity, with India’s first wheelchair-bound DJ, Vinod Khullar. Kitty Su continued this trend in 2018 by having transgender Chef Trapani, a globally celebrated authority in Tex-Mex Food, take on a five-city tour.In addition to all of this, perhaps the most notable initiative by The Lalit Group in 2017 was their collaboration with the NGO, Make Love Not Scars to host a high fashion couture fashion show, Powerwalk, where acid attack survivors strutted down the ramp to let society know that beauty comes from confidence and acceptance. The show had outfits donated by 20 designers who came together to ignore competition and create a sense of belonging and unity. The Lalit also helped a survivor, Sonia with her surgery, hosted her stay at the hotel and invested in her dream to own a beauty parlour in Hyderabad. Over time, Keshav Suri’s inspiration to provide acceptance and equality to the survivors has driven the Lalit Group of Hotels to employ two acid attack survivors into the hotel’s family.
Glittery lids, virgin brows and bronzer are in this year, say experts. Here is a list of some of the beauty trends that you can follow: Glitter means instant glam-up. However, you don’t need to swim in it. A little is perfect. Take a very tiny amount of gold or silver and lightly dust it on the inner corner of your eyes. A hint of glitter peeping from the inner corner of your eyelids is perfect to lend that unmistakable spark to your look. In case you want to get into the diva mood, cover your lids with chunky gold glitter. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfInstead of applying an overall eyeshadow, go for fading traces of colour on both upper and lower lids. Use different but complementing colours for upper and lower lids. Finish off with a liner and mascara and you are done. It’s time to ‘unfollow’ the perfectly shaped eyebrows and follow real and raw brows. While tweezers are kept aside, the eyebrows are groomed with the help of eyebrow brush. If the idea of bushy brows is too daunting for you, then you can shape your brows in a natural arch, instead of a total clean up. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWhile bronzer makes its way back, heavy contouring is shown the exit door. Skip framing the face to perfection. Instead, take a large fluffy brush, and put the bronzer along the temple, cheekbones and jawline. And you are done. Keep the skin clean and luminous with a high-definition foundation. Last year was the year of the hot red shade. This year will be all about subtle and dark tones of brown matte and gloss. Be it eyes, lips or cheeks highlighting, brown would be seen everywhere. Even the hair colour in brown would be more viral. This year again, the winged eyeliner will be in trend. Smokey eyes are gorgeous as ever, but can be too bold for some. As bridal make-up moves into its understated glam phase, it is time to welcome the blurred eyeliner. With the flexibility of playing with colours and intensity that this smudged look allows, it manages to complement just about every age and style and is perfect for a bridal glam look.
Kolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police has nabbed two persons and seized nine packets of Amphetamine, commonly known as ‘yaba’, in tablet form. The duo was produced before the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Court in Bichar Bhavan and has been remanded to police custody till August 8.According to police, on Thursday afternoon STF sleuths got hold of information that a few drug peddlers were coming to the city with a huge quantity of some kind of narcotic in a car. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA team from the STF soon went to a place on Basanti Highway under the jurisdiction of Pragati Maidan police station and waited for the car. After almost an hour, the target car was seen. As soon as the car was seen coming, police blocked the way with their vehicles. After the car was intercepted, sleuths searched the car and found 1,00,000 yaba tablets weighing about 10 kg. The two persons who were in the car, identified as Ripon Hossain alias Ebrahim Hossain of Suti and Ripon Shaikh of Raghunathganj in Murshidabad, were detained. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe duo, along with the yaba tablets were brought to an STF facility. Later, the two accused persons were arrested. Since the last few months, STF has nabbed several drug peddlers who used to supply drugs and narcotics to students of several eminent educational institutions across the city. Keeping the past scenarios in mind, STF has already stepped up its vigil across the city to prevent the use of such substances.
Kolkata: The Indian Museum is all set to bring more collections in public view by opening up 20 more galleries. Thirteen of these galleries will be located at Belvedre House on the campus of National Library while seven will be located at Currency Building in Dalhousie Square.”Most of the museums in the world have huge collection of artefacts but only 4 to 5 percent of these exhibits can be displayed. Lack of space is one of the major constraints on the part of the museums across the world and the 206 year old Indian Museum is not an exception. The Centre has given us the nod to expand our museum and accordingly we have started working on it,” said Rajesh Purohit, director of Indian Museum. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Indian Museum has 1.08 lakhs artefacts in its collection and only 5 percent of them are in display. Both the Belvedre House in Alipore and the Old Currency Building have gone structural renovation. The Belvedre House is a heritage while the Currency Building is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey Of India. According to Purohit, the Belvedre building will have varied images and objects with each exhibition based upon a different theme. There will be exhibits on the theme of gods and goddesses like Shakti, Shiva, Bishnu and also on the flora and fauna of Indian art dating back to several years. Visitors in the building will also have access to using the Belvedre library. One of the galleries in Belvedre has already been unveiled in March. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe Currency Building exhibits will have a predominance of sculpture works with a separate gallery on Textile and another on Women in Indian Art. There will be also artefacts on Tibetan, Burmese, Chinese and South East Asia. There will be a cafeteria and cultural events as part of activities of the museum will be held from time to time. “Our collection in the textile sector is very enriching which dates back to over 200 years but only a few of them are on display in the Indian Museum. People who want to take up research in textile will get enough material,” he added. The Indian Museum authorities is optimistic of unveiling all the galleries by January 2020. “The two new destinations will surely give a big boost to tourism,” said Purohit. The best example where the expansion of a museum has taken place in the recent past is the Metropolitan Museum in New York. This museum has spread its wings on the bank of river Hudson.
There is evidence of the medicinal use of mold as far back as the ancient Egyptians, but it wasn’t until 1928 that Alexander Fleming isolated a culture of Penicillium chrysogenum and brought about a revolution in medicine. Fleming’s findings were substantial, but without the necessary funding, he could not make the next leap forward. It wasn’t until 1938 that a team led by Dr. Howard Florey had the funding and expertise to investigate the antibacterial properties of penicillin further.Sample of penicillium mould presented by Alexander Fleming to Douglas Macleod, 1935. Photo by Science Museum London CC BY-SA 2.0In Chicago in 1928, a young Al Capone was busy making his own mark on history. The 29-year-old Capone had by this time been the boss of the Chicago Outfit for three years.He had overseen a growth in fortunes for the gang which happened to coincide with a spate of bombings and murders that went uninvestigated by authorities who were lining their pockets with mafia money.Al Capone.Capone became something of a celebrity who would always be seen in the finest clothes dripping with jewelry and ready to spend cash on those less fortunate than himself.According to History Channel, when Capone first arrived in Chicago in 1920, he was already recruited to the mob. His first job was at a brothel owned by mafia boss ‘Big Jim’ Colosimo.He was great at his job, and he enjoyed the perks that came along with it. It was widely agreed that this is where Capone first contracted syphilis.“Big Jim” Colosimo.Syphilis is one of the first diseases to be written about after the invention of the printing press and is the first disease to be recognized as sexually transmitted.Before the production of penicillin on a mass scale, treatments for syphilis included inducing fevers through administering malaria and an organoarsenical called Salvarsan.The most notorious American Gangsters of the Prohibition EraWhile both were effective to a certain degree, it wasn’t until 1941 that the science behind penicillin created a stable substance that could be produced in large quantities.It is thanks to the scientific breakthroughs of the Oxford lab run by Dr. Florey and his talents as a salesman that the U.S. Army started to produce penicillin on a population size scale.Capone’s FBI criminal record in 1932, showing most of his criminal charges were discharged/dismissed.In 1931, Al Capone was finally arrested and imprisoned. The authorities were not able to make any charges stick except tax evasion, for which he was given 11 years. It was during his incarceration that he began to exhibit the first signs of neurosyphilis.Related Video: Hilarious 1920s Gangster SlangAccording to PBS, by the time of his transfer to Alcatraz he was fully in the grip of syphilis, exhibiting increasing confusion and disorientation and decreased mental facilities.Mugshot of Al Capone at the now closed Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in California.Capone’s loyal wife Mae appealed to the court to release her husband based on his reduced mental capabilities, and in 1939 Capone was released on “good behavior” into her care. Upon his release, the family tried in vain to find a way to help improve Capones worsening mental and physical state.Aerial view of Alcatraz prison in San Francisco.By 1942, Capone was under the care of Dr. Joseph Moore, a leading expert in syphilis, who was able to get a supply of the newly created penicillin drug. He administered it to Capone making him one of the first syphilis patients in history to be treated with penicillin.Al Capone in 1930.Unfortunately for Capone it was too late to reverse the damage that his advanced syphilis had done to his abilities. By this point he was regularly hallucinating and suffered epilepsy type seizures, but it did halt the progression of the disease. In 1946, a year before his death, Capone was assessed as having the mentality of a 12-year-old.Grave of Al Capone in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois. Photo by JOE M500 CC BY 2.0Capone died in 1947 of a reported cardiac arrest following a bout of pneumonia that he contracted after a stroke — he was 48 years old. Syphilis has gone from being one of the longest-running epidemics in human history to an easily curable disease.Read another story from us: Joe DiMaggio and the Mysterious End of Marilyn MonroeA course of antibiotics if administered in the primary, secondary and latent stages of the disease will completely cure a person but will not fix any damage that may have been done to the nervous system.
As services become robust enough to support business networks, more businesses are considering online backup for their critical data. Some important factors to consider before making the leap: 2 min read Not your mother’s hard drive For digital pack rats who have to save every little photo, there’s the Apollo Expert UX external hard drive from Imation. Coming in at a svelte 2.5 inches and featuring a protective casing with a handy little stand, this will save your laptop’s memory from screaming mercy. Price: $109.99-James Park This story appears in the June 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Security: Make sure your provider is able to offer detailed information about how data is transferred to and from the backup site, and how security is guaranteed at the backup location. Reputable online backup services will include strong file encryption and access-control standards.Availability: Find out how long it takes to restore data if it’s lost and whether there are different levels of availability for different types of data. You’ll want to know exactly how long it will take to get your most critical data back online in the event of a failure.Service-level agreements: How quickly do different vendors process requests for restoration, and what guarantees are there for response times? Get it in writing.Financial liability: Know what’s at stake. Find out what the financial implications are for loss of data if the backup service doesn’t work or if backed-up files become corrupted. The safest bet is to have a backup for your backup, which is more feasible as service prices drop. –J.M. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 18, 2009 Register Now »
3 min read Consumer adoption of devices such as smart watches, eyeglasses, or fitness monitors is far from mainstream, at least from a global view. Still, almost three-quarters of the 9,100-plus people surveyed last month by Harris Interactive see potential benefits in workplace efficiency, productivity, and safety. Positive sentiment is especially high in Mexico, India and China.The research was conducted on behalf of the Workforce Institute at human resources software and services company Kronos. The online poll during early September (right around the time of the Apple Watch launch) reached 9,126 adults ages 18 or older in Australia, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Mexico, and the United States.“There’s a strong belief that wearable technology will take off in the workplace before the home because devices such as smart watches, intelligent ID badges, and fitness and health monitors can provide organizations with uncharted data collection points to greatly improve safety, productivity, collaboration, and overall workplace effectiveness,” says Workforce Institute director Joyce Maroney, in a statement about the findings.She notes: “And while more and more types of wearable technologies have hit the market, the concept of wearables at work isn’t new. Workers have been wearing uniforms, safety gear, ID badges, communications headsets, and so on for years to do their jobs better.”As a whole, U.S. adults were the least optimistic respondents. For example, only 48% saw a workplace benefit from wearables, versus almost 96% in Mexico, 94% in China and 91% in India. Approximately 13% of the U.S. respondents used wearables in their personal lives, compared with 73% of those from China.The U.S. prospects for wearables in the workplace look far brighter if you look at responses from just those classified as students: almost 72% could cite at least one business benefit (compared with 48% of all U.S. respondents).That finding echoes separate survey results released last week by PricewaterhouseCoopers that suggest 53% of Millennials are “excited” about the future of wearables, particularly in retail, entertainment, and personal healthcare applications.To that end, it’s worth noting that data generated by wearables, particularly fitness bracelets that monitor exercise and health vitals, is fast becoming a must-have component of products and services offered by weight-loss businesses.On Tuesday, Medifast disclosed a partnership with Fitbit and joined competitors Weight Watchers and Nutrisystems in launching apps for tracking nutrition, weight, sleep patterns and other data integral to gauging progress. “Studies show that people who use journaling and tracking systems have far greater success with healthy weight management than those who do not,” said Medifast CEO Mike MacDonald, in a statement.Whether the weight-loss industry is getting ahead of itself remains to be seen. Then again, there could be 130 million wearable devices on people’s wrists, heads and bodies by 2018—an adoption rate akin to those for tablet computers. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine October 29, 2014
December 3, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Uber is giving its customers a guiding light. The popular ride-hailing company is rolling out LED light strips on drivers’ windshields to help riders in Seattle identify their pickups.The bright, new initiative, simply called SPOT, aims to reduce wait times and to make it easier for customers to find their Ubers in dense traffic and in the dark. Announced earlier this week, the feature rolls out throughout this month in the Emerald City on a test basis, with the company already equipping an undisclosed number of drivers there with the innovative devices.Related: Uber Is Eating Up Taxi Rides in New York CityHow it works: Directly applied to windshields, the long, skinny light strips glow in multiple colors (blue, green, orange, pink, purple or yellow). When a rider requests a trip and is paired with a SPOT-enabled driver, she can select the color the driver’s light strip will display using a color wheel within the Uber app. When the driver arrives for pickup, the light strip glows in the selected color. Conversely, riders can hold up their phones to display the matching light strip color to quickly show their drivers where they are.Uber, repeatedly plagued by customer complaints about surge pricing and drivers’ bad behavior, frames SPOT as its latest “experiment” in its “ongoing effort to make Uber pickups as seamless as possible.” But is it bright enough to shine some positive light on the controversial company? Related: Court Denies Uber’s Request to Appeal Class-Action Status of U.S. Driver Lawsuit
July 12, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Entrepreneur has affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Amazon Prime Day is upon us and, if you didn’t know, it’s a day of deals and a show of appreciation for Prime members. If you aren’t a Prime member you can easily join free for 30 days to take part in the festivities. Better yet, if you are a student, you can sign-up for a Free 6-Month Membership and also get 50 percent off your membership after that.The best deals go fast so act and look quickly. Lightning Deals start every five minutes and if you want to see full coverage of the best tech Lightning Deals and Prime Day Deals as they go live, check back at TechBargains for full coverage.Here are 14 Amazon Prime Day deals you simply can’t afford to miss:1. $50 off Amazon Echo Informational Speaker w/ Alexa & Home Automation Support for $129.99 (list price $179.99).This is one of the best prices we’ve seen since the Amazon Echo came out and even cheaper than we saw on Black Friday. It gets rave reviews and goes far beyond playing music on demand. You can ask it questions for the weather or traffic, set timers or alarms, order items off Amazon and even help you control your home automation system. Plus it has an always on mic that will listen for when you beckon it for information.2. $15 off Amazon Fire Wireless Streaming HDMI Stick for $24.99 (list price $39.99).If you don’t have a ChromeCast then this is an excellent which is actually a little bit better as it has a dual-core processor, more storage, more memory, and there is an option for a remote if you choose. At this price range it’s a great choice if you want to replace some of your cable programming with online streaming. Plus you can always have it handy if you travel.3. Lowest Price Amazon Fire Tablet Quad-Core 7″ Tablet for $33.33 (list Price $49.99)This is an incredible price for a highly rated and very durable tablet. If you are planning on traveling and don’t want to bring a laptop or your expensive iPad then at $33 this is a nobrainer purchase. In fact you may find yourself switching over entirely as it has a powerful processor and is built to be durable and take a few bumps. As a Prime member you will also get to download movies and shows so they can be viewed off-line or borrow books from the Kindle lending library.4. $30 off Amazon Tap Portable Bluetooth Speaker w/ Alexa for $99.99 (list price $129.99).This has all the functionality of Echo but does not have the “always on” feature which many users will enjoy. It does have a leg up on the Echo as it is portable and battery powered so that it can be easily taken anywhere with you go or moved room to room. It’s basically costs a little less and is a little smaller as the Echo.5. $30 off Amazon Fire TV 4K Media Streamer + HDTV Antenna bundle for $101.47 (list price $131.47).If you are looking to cut the cord, Amazon has made it easy for you with a bonus HDTV antenna and the powerful Amazon Fire TV which can support 4K streaming and a quad-core processor for gaming. In fact you are basically getting the HDTV antenna for free with this bundle so that you can get the major networks like ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX. You even get a free HDMI cable with this bundle.6. $50 off Kindle Voyager 300ppi eReader w/ PagePress Sensors & Adaptive Light for $149.99 (list price $199.99).This is the first discount we’ve seen on the Voyager at hefty 25% off. It is sleeker than the lower end models with a magnesium back and reinforced glass. Amazon hand-tuned the built-in light to automatically adjust to the perfect brightness for your lighting conditions.Amazon also discounted the very popular siblings: $30 off Kindle Paperwhite 300ppi eReader w/ Built-in Light for $89.99 and the $30 off the New Kindle w/ Glare-Free display for $49.99 (list price $79.99).7. $40 Cashback when you book an Amazon Home Service $75 or more.This is by far the best deal Amazon has offered on their home services with a $40 Amazon Credit. This is a terrific service that will do many home improvement services for you. Cleaning, plumbing, building furniture, installing a new thermostat. They do it all and their prices are competitive. We tried this ourselves to install a new smart thermostat on an old furnace and they did a great job.8. Buy a Dash Button for $0.99 and RECEIVE A $4.99 CREDIT after your first pressThe Amazon Dash button allows you to easily reorder items from Amazon that you may have run out of: laundry detergent, coffee, dog food, toilet paper. Simply put it next to your stash and press the button when you need more. This deal is even better as you are only paying $1 for the button and getting $4 off anything you buy with the Amazon Dash button. Amazon ends up having competitive pricing on many of these goods.9. Bose In-Ear Sports Headphones for $49.99 (Orig $99.99) or Bose SoundTrue Headphone II for $99.99 (Orig $179.99)Bose headphones don’t often go on sale and rarely ever hit a 50 percent discount. These are easily the lowest prices we’ve seen on the Bose In-Ear Sports headphones. They are made to be durable and stay in your ears as you exercise. Amazon is also discounting the popular Bose SoundTrue Around the Ear Headphones II for only $100. These are slim, lightweight and and made to be portable without sacrificing on sound quality. 10. Up to 40 Percent Off Open Box Laptops, Desktops, Monitors, Routers & more + Extra 20 Percent Off Amazon Warehouse DealsUse code: “WDEARLY20” or “WDEARLY”. Amazon sells customer-returned electronics at a discount. On Prime Day they are taking up to 40 percent off in addition to a bonus 20 percent off any price you see. If you were looking for a high-end LG OLED TV or a Quad HD monitor, this is your time to get a discount on a used version from Amazon’s warehouse division. 11. iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum Cleaner for $249.99 (Orig $379.99)We typically see these 600 series Roomba’s on sale for around $300 and this is a full $50 less than a sale price. It features Roomba’s patented three-stage cleaning system and will use it’s iAdapt system to map your room. Many reviews state that this latest model comes with numerous improvements and won’t get stuck under problem furniture. It also comes with a redesigned filter and dust-collection bin. This is a low price and less expensive than you can even get last generation’s model.12. GoPro Hero 4 Session 1080p Action Camera Bundle w/ 32GB SD Card & Remote $199 This is an extremely portable GoPro which is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the already small Hero4 Cameras. This can shoot 1080p video at at 60fps and up to 100 fps at 720p. It is easy to use and can start recording with just a single press of a button. PCMag rated this 4 out 5 and this is an excellent deal as you are getting a $50 remote and a SD card for the same price as just the camera by itself. 13. Instant Pot DUO 6-Quart 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker & more for $69.99 (Orig $119.99)We own one of these personally and purchased it for $10 more during Black Friday. An electric pressure cooker dramatically cuts down the cook time on soups, stews or braised meats. However this does more than just pressure cook as you can use it simply to slow cook, steam food, sear meats and this newer model can even make yogurt and has two pressure settings. We love ours and highly recommend it if you are busy or need to make a lot of food for the week or for a party.14. Oral-B Pro 7000 Smart Electric Tooth Brush for $89.99 (Orig $149.99)This is the new lowest price we’ve seen by 10 percent. This is less expensive than the 5000 series and includes smart functionality which can track your brushing habits and ensure you are spending enough time on each section of your mouth. It gives real-time feedback and will let you know if you are applying too much pressure. It can even help prevent you from damaging your gum line by brushing too hard. Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. 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2 min read Update, March 14, 2017Citing high winds at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Tuesday morning, SpaceX decided to postpone the launch of the commercial EchoStar 23 satellite.The company had a two-and-a-half-hour window beginning at 1:34 a.m. with which to safely launch the satellite, but could not do so with the inclement weather.The satellite launch is now set to go on as planned from Launch Complex 39A on Thursday, March 16, at 1:35 a.m. EST.Original story, published March 13, 2017, follows.If you’re a bit of a night owl and want to catch SpaceX’s next launch, you can watch the Falcon 9 rocket lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:34 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 14.You can check out the livestream here.The company is set to launch the EchoStar 23 satellite into orbit. While previous launches have included a landing of the reusable rocket, this outing will not, as the rocket will not have enough fuel to make a safe landing after releasing the heavy satellite into orbit. The satellite will provide broadcast capabilities to Brazil and has a lifespan of 15 years.Related: Watch Elon Musk’s View of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket LandingThe rocket is set to take off from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 39A, the second time the company will use the historic platform that saw the launches of the Apollo Missions to the Moon in the 1960s and ’70s.In February, the company had both a successful launch and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket and safely delivered its Dragon Capsule to the International Space Station. March 14, 2017 Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now
Advertisement Review If you’ve just spent thousands on an expensive gaming laptop and now need an affordable gaming headset, look no further than the SteelSeries Arctis 1. For just $50, you get a gaming headset with good sound, a comfortable fit and a sleek design, as well as a detachable microphone. Of course, the sound isn’t going to be perfect at this price; the highs can get a little sharp, and the bass gets lost among any treble-heavy instruments. But overall, the Arctis 1 is an excellent budget gaming headset.article continued below Design The Arctis 1 gives off a discreet but luxurious vibe. If you’d said that the Arctis 1 was a top-of-the-line headset, you could’ve fooled me. Unlike many expensive gaming headsets, the Arctis 1 doesn’t have an extravagant design. But it doesn’t look cheap or needlessly colorful like other inexpensive headsets, either. Most important, I feel comfortable wearing the Arctis 1 out in public. The ear cups are solid black, and just below the center of each cup is a SteelSeries logo. SteelSeries’ signature polygon design is also painted within the ear cups. Just above the cups is an adjustable steel band that feeds into the rest of the headband, reinforcing it. The top of the headband is slim, black and plastic, while the underside integrates a seamless pleather cushion that elegantly protrudes from the base. In this price range, you won’t find better sound for gaming than the Arctis 1’s performance. There are only two controls on the Arctis 1, both located on the left cup: the mute switch and the volume dial. Here, you can also find the 3.5-mm audio wire, which is just over 4 feet long, as well as the input for the detachable microphone. The microphone is short, slender and flexible. MORE: The Best Headsets for Immersive Gaming In the box, you’ll also find a 5-foot adapter wire that splits the 3.5-mm jack into microphone and headphone inputs. This is a neat accessory if you have a gaming laptop with multiple audio ports. Comfort The Arctis 1’s Airweave fabric ear cushions are surprisingly comfortable. They fit perfectly over my ears and didn’t squeeze my head to death like some other budget gaming headsets did. Under the band is a pleather cushion that I barely felt against my head because the material was so light. The band itself required little effort to adjust, but I wish there were notches on the steel band that indicated its position. At 9.6 ounces, the Arctis 1 was practically unnoticeable on my head. While the fit wasn’t super tight, the headset didn’t shift when I turned my head, either. Gaming Performance In this price range, you won’t find better sound for gaming than the Arctis 1’s performance. When I played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, I could hear each and every drop of water falling from the ceiling in the damp cave I was in, giving life to the eerie scenario. Geralt’s voice sounded crisp and clear as he talked over a pile of bones, deducing that they belonged to children. When I went to my bestiary to read up on what I was hunting, the clicks between the UI and the background music sounded a tad too sharp. When I played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, I could hear each and every drop of water falling from the ceiling in the damp cave I was in, giving life to the eerie scenario. In Mortal Kombat 11, I kicked Scorpion against a tool drawer and power-drilled right through his skull, which produced a meaty, crackling sound. As Cassie Cage, shooting Scorpion in the foot delivered the satisfying shot of a firearm, and when Scorpion’s blood spattered across the ground, it sounded appropriately moist. Juggling Scorpion in the air with Cassie Cage’s kicks created solid thuds, but when Scorpion came at me with his blade, each slash sounded as sharp as the blade felt (and it did not feel good). MORE: SteelSeries Arctis 5 Review — A Gaming Headset You’ll Want to Wear Out As I took on a horde of orcs in Middle-earth: Shadow of War, my sword swung true as it slashed through my foes, and the sound effect of each stroke sounded full and violent. The orcs’ voices were (ironically) clear and articulate as I was pummelling them to death with Celebrimbor’s hammer. However, when my sword met a wooden club, the thud emanating from it sounded too soft, as if the bass were muted. Music Performance I was satisfied with how loud the Arctis 1 got while playing music. But although the overall quality was solid, it had some flaws. The opening vocals in Missio’s “I See You” sounded crisp and bright, but the song was a hair sharp on the highs. The drumbeats were loud too, and while they blended well with the vocals, they didn’t carry much weight. When more instruments began to clash, the sound became a little muddy. MORE: 12 Cheap Gaming Headsets (Under $60) Ranked from Best to Worst … I also listened to SiM’s “Existence,” and both the heavy guitar opening and the vocals were nice and heavy. The cymbal in the background was a little quiet, but I could hear it backing up the drums. As in the previous song, it was a little difficult to discern the percussion from everything else. I tried an orchestral piece with Bear McCreary’s “Ashes,” and the stringed instruments sounded as hypnotic as they did when I first picked up the Leviathan Axe in God of War, producing strong mids and highs. When the vocals kicked in, they were bright and full. Microphone The Arctis 1’s detachable microphone sounded decent when I tested it. My voice came off as clear and comfortably loud, although the sound occasionally peaked. I was talking to my co-worker, who was sitting approximately 5 feet from me, and while I could hear him in the playback, his voice was low enough that it wasn’t bothersome. Many other budget headsets pick up literally everything in the background. Bottom Line If you’re on a budget, get the SteelSeries Arctis 1. It has a great fit, produces solid sound, looks sleek enough to wear in public without drawing attention and has a conveniently detachable microphone. However, you’re still going to deal with slightly sharp highs and less-than-desirable bass. If you can find wiggle room in your budget, go with the HyperX Cloud Alpha, which offers comfortable ear cups, a premium design and better sound quality for $40 more, at $90. Overall, the Arctis 1 is a quality gaming headset for the price. 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