Cat S61 With Upgraded FLIR Thermal Camera, Air Quality Sensor Launched Ahead of MWC 2018: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Cat S61 has been launched as the successor to the S60 The new smartphone comes with an upgraded FLIR thermal camera It will go on sale at $999 Cat, the US-based construction machinery manufacturing company, has lent its name to yet another smartphone from Bullitt Mobile – the Cat S61 rugged smartphone, successor to the S60. The new smartphone sports an upgraded thermal camera that is touted to read temperatures up to 400-degree Celsius and includes a laser-assisted distance measurement solution as well as an indoor air quality sensor. It will go…

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Delhi Fog or Smog? Apps, Websites, and Gadgets to Monitor Air Quality Around You

There’s no easy way to put this – Delhi air quality is at an all-time low. Even other big cities – the likes of Mumbai, and Kolkata – only fare better because of the high levels of Delhi smog. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 36 percent and 27 percent of deaths owing to lung cancer and heart disease, respectively, can be attributed to air pollution. And with the winter properly here, it’s not going to get better soon. We’ve previously written about low-tech and high-tech ways to combat…

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HC refuses to direct officials to use gadget to clean air

The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition that sought a direction to the Central Pollution Control Board to use ‘electrostatic precipitators’ to clean the air in polluted public places. Noting that at present there is no cause for concern as the problem does not exist in Chennai, the First Bench of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice R. Mahadevan rejected the plea moved by a mechanical engineer from Thirumullaivoyal, Chennai. According to the petitioner, major cities in the country are polluted with dust and…

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Air pollution and lifestyle diseases are behind 33% strokes in India

As India continue to report 16 lakh cases of stroke every year, health experts have said that at least one third of these cases are caused by mere modifiable lifestyle factors and deteriorating air quality. A study concluded by the city-based Fortis Escorts Heart Institute reveals that lifestyle problems such as depression, chronic anxiety and job stress trigger the brain and heart strokes among people, including youth. It was found that among the challenges faced by the patients who survive stroke are short-term memory loss, difficulty in thinking and depression….

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Air Algerie Plane Lands Safely After Technical Fault

ALGIERS:  An Air Algeria plane en route to Marseille has been forced to return to Algiers due to an unspecified technical failure. The airline said the plane landed safely in the Algerian capital today around 30 minutes after takeoff and no one was injured. It said passengers are expected to board another plane for Marseille in southern France later in the day. It didn’t immediately provide any more details about what caused the emergency.   [Source  NDTV]

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