WASHINGTON: An Indian-American couple has developed a low-cost portable emergency ventilator which is soon to hit the production stage and will be available in India and the developing world at an affordable rate to help doctors deal with the Covid-19 patients. Prompted by the lack of adequate ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, Devesh Ranjan, a professor and associate chair in the prestigious Georgia Tech's George W Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and his wife Kumuda Ranjan, a practising family physician in Atlanta, developed the emergency ventilator from concept to prototype in just about three weeks-time. "If you can do a manufacturing of scale, it can be produced (item cost) in less than $100. Even with a price point of $500, they (the manufacturer) would have enough money to make sure that they are making enough profit in the market," Professor Ranjan told PTI. He said a ventilator of this type, on an average in the US, costs $10,000. Ranjan, however, … [Read more...] about Indian-American couple develops ventilator that may cost less than Rs 20,000
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The study, detailed May 7 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, also forecasts an increase in the number of individuals with severe obesity, which is defined as a body mass index (BMI) over 40, or roughly 100 pounds (45 kilograms) overweight. They expect rates of severely obese individuals to rise 11 percent by 2030. BMI is a relatively accurate way to measure body fatness in most people, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), grouping people in this manner: … [Read more...] about American Obesity Rate Continues to Rise (Infographic)
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Because it’s the most precious part of an installation, it’s common for the “/home” directory to be mounted in its own partition or on a separate hard drive. This way, if something catastrophic happens to the operating system or the partition it’s on, you can either reinstall your Linux distribution or swap to a new one. Then, you can just remount your existing home partition on “/home.” … [Read more...] about Systemd Will Change How Your Linux Home Directory Works
How Is It All Equalized? Equalizers work in ranges, or “bands.” Odds are that your car at the minimum has a dual-band EQ, meaning you can cut and boost the high and low ranges. These are also referred to as “treble” and “bass” bands, respectively. Nicer sound systems may have three, five, or even up to twelve bands. Professional music equipment uses twenty to thirty bands. The more bands you have, the more divisions you have in the wide range of human hearing. Because of this, each band controls a small range of frequencies, thus allowing more control over the sound. … [Read more...] about What Is an Equalizer, and How Does It Work?