The Information Technology sector is on a boom in Nepal with Kathmandu being the hub as far as the IT companies and colleges are concerned. As the number of IT Colleges mushroom, as has the doubts on the minds of high school graduates who are unsure of their choices when it comes to higher studies. The main attributes that make a good institute, be it in the field of IT or any other field, are the quality of the faculty, the students, infrastructure, and job placement rate. These are the main criteria that play in the mind of a student who is about to embark on his/her journey of under-graduate studies, which is pretty much going to define his future.
Everest 100: Top IT Companies in Nepal 2012
We invite you to VOTE for up to 3 companies in our Everest 100: Top IT Companies in Nepal 2012 list. Make sure that you carefully select up to 3 companies before clicking “Vote”. Voting ends on December 31, 2012. This year, the companies are listed in alphabetical order. (From next year, the companies will be listed on the basis of number of votes this year.)
Information Stack for Analytical Platform
Reuse of the concept and design is very popular in software design. In the same way, a good reuse of the processed data in data analytics is very important concept. It saves time and resources being used for processing. By information stack I mean a stacked form of processed data or an analytical platform feeding various products/portals at various stages. If we really want to build an analytical platform that feeds multitude of products at various stages, then wise decision would be to start our own solution for information stack on top of some bare bone distributed systems.
Discovering a Soft Spot for Circuitry – Robot Machines as Companions – NYTimes.com
After years of effort to coax empathy from circuitry, devices designed to soothe, support and keep us company are venturing out of the laboratory. Paro, its name derived from the first sounds of the words “personal robot,” is one of a handful that take forms that are often odd, still primitive and yet, for at least some early users, strangely compelling.
Searching for God in the Brain: Scientific American
union with God” and agreed to participate in an experiment devised by neuroscientist Mario Beauregard of the University of Montreal. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI, Beauregard seeks to pinpoint the brain areas that are active while the nuns recall the most powerful religious epiphany of their lives, a time they experienced a profound connection with the divine. The question: Is there a God spot in the brain?
Smarter Than You Think – Computers Learn to Listen, and Some Talk Back – NYTimes.com
The number of American doctors using speech software to record and transcribe accounts of patient visits and treatments has more than tripled in the past three years to 150,000. The progress is striking. A few years ago, supraspinatus (a rotator cuff muscle) got translated as “fish banana.” Today, the software transcribes all kinds of medical terminology letter perfect, doctors say. It has more trouble with other words and grammar, requiring wording changes in about one of every four sentences, doctors say.