1 Feb 2015 by Kavitha Srinivasa
Swamps and marshes bring to mind thoughts of mosquito breeding. We condemn these places as unhealthy and turn away when such images flash on our television screens. Ironically, these places offer the perfect harmony for balancing our ecosystem. You must have guessed what I'm talking about. I'm referring to our wetlands, more so as February 2 is celebrated as World Wetlands Day internationally.
31 Jan 2015 by Francis Goode
For us engineers, getting things right is a pretty crucial part of professional life. After all the systems and constructions we design, our companies' financial results or even people's lives may depend on it. But even off duty we, along with the rest of humanity, still love to be right. Some of us flock to pub quizzes, while others shout out the answers the TV game show from the comfort of our armchairs. We indulge in mystery novels and shows so we can work out whodunnit before the hero gets there. Even as we go about our daily lives we love to predict the actions of those around us and so we can exclaim triumphantly, "See? I knew that would happen. I told you he'd do that."
30 Jan 2015 by Chris Edwards
I envy the management at Intel. They clearly never have meetings. Because that's the only conclusion I can draw from their claims that meetings are highly creative events and that the primary obstacle to meeting productivity is the time it takes to plug a laptop into a projector. In fact, so much so, cutting that time will revolutionise the workplace.
21 Jan 2015 by Paul Dempsey
The US President's annual State of the Union address is typically dominated by broad brushstrokes with few detailed policy notes. The 2015 edition was no exception, although it did show President Obama maintaining his aggressive stance on climate change while emphasizing education and the need to upgrade the US workforce.
19 Jan 2015 by Vitali Vitaliev
The first month of 2015 is perfect time to sum up some of the last year's "After All" readers' challenges, announced on this page. 2014 was a good year for this column (and for the blog too!), which will mark its 8th birthday next June: not only it won a prestigious TABPI award in the USA, but had also registered an absolute record in the number of readers' responses.
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