Written by Umang Saini
- A Wake-up call for better sleep - Wired
A strong dose of light first thing in the morning can offset grogginess, Kushida says. Patients who give themselves about 30 minutes of light exposure shortly after waking are more likely to feel alert all day.
- Can Satya Nadella save Microsoft - Link
- Blood Transfusion on decline - Link
- Eaters all over - Link
- You are not Late - The Technium
- Women who travel alone - A reading List - Long Reads
- Indigo's Rahul Bhatia has redefined a Budget Airline - Forbes India
- You Have Two Months - Lety Blog
- Air France Flight 447 Crash - Vanity Fair
- Impossible Photography - TED
- How Google Works - Eric Schmidt
- Egg Freezing - A sign your workplace is a dystopian hellhole - Blog
- What it took for SpaceX to become a serious company - TheAtlantic
- Peak Google - Link
- How Magic Leap's Augmented Reality works - Technology Review
- On Becoming an expert C Programmer - Link
- Semiconductor Economics 101 - Link
- Fourier Transform explained in one sentence - Link
- Low Light and HDR photography in Google Camera App - Google Research blog
- Mobile is eating the world - Link
- Who should you depend on to complete things - Link
- $100mn in Portable Ultrasound - Technology Review
- What's the best 4K monitor available - Hacker News
- The state of Reddit - Link
- How Silicon Valley Works - Sam Altman
- The art of not working at work - The Atlantic
- Patek Philippe's 175th Anniversary - NYTimes
- India needs $250bn investment in Energy - Reuters
- Why Innocent People plead guilty - New York Review
- 35 Innovators under 35 - 2014 Technology Review List
- nPlug - Developed by IBM Bangalore. Developer figured in MIT's 35 Innovators under 35 list this year. Link
- Doing Business in Japan - Link
- The best investment advice you will never get (old) - Link
- Good Consultants vs. Bad Consultants - Link
- Broken Segmented Sleep - Aeon Magazine
- Dark and Dairy: The sorry state of milch animals - The Hindu
"... drinking milk causes as much suffering as eating meat, if not more. Indeed, milk involves more cruelty than meat does.".
- Hamilton Khaki Aviation Day-Date Pilot - Hamilton
- Zenefits Leader Profile - NYTimes
- Why are so few blockbuster drugs invented today - NYTimes
- Empire's Edge - Bapi Trials - One guy made $100k, One $10mn and one $1bn. Guess who got caught?
- The Twilight of the indoor Mall - The Awl
- Golden Blood Type - The Atlantic
- 0h h1
- How the Shinkansen bullet train made Tokyo into the monster it is today - Guardian
"All foreign visitors to Japan invariably ride the trains and come away with the same impression: Japan’s public transportation is the cleanest, most courteous in the world, run by uniformed, be-gloved men and women who still epitomise a hallowed Japanese work ethic that most companies struggle to maintain"
"But the most vital aspect of this efficiency is that trains run on time, all the time. This is not just a point of pride. It is a necessity, given the huge number of people that have to be moved. Transfers are timed to the split second, and the slightest delay has the butterfly effect of delaying connections."
"The first Shinkansen skirted the Pacific coast through the huge industrial corridor that links the capital with Osaka. This is a nearly unbroken stretch of urbanisation: it has few parallels on the planet"
Osaka to Tokyo is unbroken urbanization - Maps Link
"Modern Shinkansen trains run at 200mph reducing Tokyo-Osaka time to 2hr-25 minutes. From 7-8 hours originally. Planned Chuo Shinkansen Maglev train will run at 314mph, reducing time to 1hour-7 minutes"
- The Exacting, Expansive Mind of Christopher Nolan - NYTimes
"He long ago decided it was a waste of energy to choose anew what to wear each day"
"Nolan's eight movies over 14 years have together generated just more than $3.5 billion in revenue"
"his audience members — and not just his fans, but his critics — find themselves watching his movies twice, or three times, bleary-eyed and shivering in their dusky light, hallucinating wheels within wheels and stopping only to blog about the finer points. "
"He has been anointed, without any apparent campaigning on his own behalf, the successor of both Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick"
"it’s pretty much impossible to think of a film that grossed more than a billion dollars and is better than “The Dark Knight”"
"the solitary Hollywood icon who somehow does enormous, surprising, profitable things his own way"
"His teeth are tanned a chestnut gradient, not by cigarettes but by tea."Phew. That was one-too-many. Enjoy reading over the weekend.