Influence of Virtual reality on the Shoe industry

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We live in an era where everybody knows what VR is, but to sum it up it is an experience in which a person can interact within the artificial 3-D environment using VR goggles, gloves with sensors, and even phones. However, as our generation is getting more tech-savvy, it is easier for the developers to create a different world, where millennial are more attracted towards technology than reality.

The current innovations, ideas, and creativity are constantly emerging, leading to a new stream of designs for all seasons. Many luxury fashion brands have started giving the virtual experience to their customers by using VR mirrors where you can see how you’ll look wearing that outfit.

However, now VR is changing the world into wearing virtual shoes in reality. Ever wished of how a particular pair of shoes you saw Kanye wearing might look on you? If yes, then you have got your wish granted. There are only a handful of platforms that allows you to try out shoes virtually.

But how does it work? Users can scan the shape of their feet and determine the best fit with different styles of footwear using Artificial intelligence and machine learning. Brands like Gucci, Adidas, Dior, and Nike have started providing experience to users by giving a 360-degree view of footwear, allowing them to change the color, texture, and background of the screen.

All you have to do is simply download and open the app, point it towards your feet, and Voila! You can see your new favorite pair of shoes at your feet. These platforms allow you to access a much larger variety of shoes than any brick-and-mortar store can offer since you can shop online and buy from any store in the world. You can try multiple shoes and buy them at your comfort. This also saves time for the store staff where he ends up going back and forth between the store and stock room.

Customers are given the opportunity to match their shoes with any outfit in their wardrobe, which they would not be able to do at the store. They aren’t the perfect fit or size, but they give buyers an idea of how the style will look. This feature has also helped manage customer experience by reducing returns.

In today’s modern world, where consumers are increasingly inclined to do everything online, these platforms play a critical part in developing customer loyalty. More customer experiences are being added to bridge the gap between online and offline stores.

Some customers prefer to try on their shoes in-store to ensure that they are comfortable and of good quality before making a purchase. While others are persuaded by this technology to give it a go via virtual reality.

Will you buy a new pair of sneakers using Virtual Reality or will you stick to traditional methods?

So, what’s your take on it?


Earthquake resisting structures



Earthquake caused due to the seismic waves created due to sudden release of energy in the Earth’s Lithosphere, strong enough to propel objects and people and wreck destruction across entire cities.

Earthquakes have been a major threat to human lives and the infrastructure as a whole. An earthquake leaves behind a catastrophic result causing severe damage to lives.

Over the years efforts have been made to avoid these catastrophic effects of the earthquake. However, it is not possible to construct a building that is completely earthquake proof. Engineers have found various ways to cut down the effects on seismic waves subjected to the building.

These methods have proved to be efficient to a great extent resulting in preserving numerous valuable lives as well as infrastructure.

However, the earthquake resisting methods applied to the buildings depends on how frequent earthquake takes place in an area. The areas prone to frequent earthquake have to adopt exclusive methods as compared to that of the areas which experience less frequent earthquakes.

New designs and new construction materials have been introduced by engineers. Here are some of the methods to make a building Earthquake resistant.

1. Create a flexible foundation

By lifting the building’s foundation, the ground forces can be resisted. Base isolation involves construction of building on top of flexible pads made of steel, rubber and lead. As the base moves during the earthquake, the isolators vibrate while the structure itself remains steady. This effectively helps to absorb seismic waves and prevent them from traveling through a building.

2. Counter Forces with Damping

In this method shock absorbers are used to reduce the magnitude of shockwaves. This mechanism is also used in cars, which are used as shock absorbers. This is done in two ways; Vibration control devices and pendulum dampers.

Vibration Control Devices

In this method, dampers are placed at each building level between column and beam. These dampers consist of piston heads inside a cylinder filled with silicone oil. On occurrence of earthquake, the building transfers the vibration energy into the pistons, pushed against the oil. Furthermore, this energy is transformed into heat, dissipating the force of the vibrations.

Pendulum Power

This method is mostly used in skyscrapers. A large ball is suspended with steel cables with a system of hydraulics at the top of the building. The ball acts as a pendulum on the occurrence of the earthquake, which makes the ball to move in the opposite direction to stabilize the direction.

3. Shield Building from Vibrators

Researchers are experimenting with ways buildings can deflect the energy from earthquakes. This method is also known as “seismic invisibility cloak”, which involves creating a cloak of 100 concentric plastic and concrete rings in and burying it at least three feet beneath the foundation of the building.

The seismic waves are redirected to move through the outer rings for easier travel, which as a result, channels the waves away from the building and dissipates into the plates in the ground.

4. Reinforce the Building Structure

Buildings need to redistribute the forces that travel through them during a seismic event. Shear walls, cross braces, diaphragms and moment-resisting frames are central to reinforcing a building. Shear walls efficiently transfers the earthquake forces.

These walls are made of panels, which help a building keep its shape during movement. These walls are supported by a diagonal cross braces. These steel braces have the ability to support compression and tension, which helps to counteract the pressure and push forces back to the foundation.

Moment resisting frames provide more flexibility in a building’s design. It is placed among the joints of the building and allows for the columns and beams to bend while the joints remain rigid.

How can we save the world?

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The generation that destroys the environment is not the generation that pays the price. That is the problem.

Wangari Maathai

We all dream of saving the world from deadly aliens and monsters at least once in our life. If you’re anything like me then it’s probably an annual dream whenever we are reminded about the catastrophic events occurring all over the world every year.

The one giant deadly monster that we need to destroy and save our planet from is CLIMATE CHANGE. The problem of climate change is clear and evident to all of us. The constant rise in atmospheric temperature, increasing rate of deforestation, outburst of viruses, crop failures, increase in seawater levels, decrease in ground water table, disappearing of large numbers of birds and many more. It’s an endless list.

Thanks to us that we have created a world full of advancements at the cost of our planet. It is a matter of debate, protests, and social media campaigns every year and it takes no time for people to forget them and return to their routine lives.

The problem of climate change is undoubtedly unavoidable and it is pretty serious.

So how can we really save the world from the catastrophic disasters taking place due to climate change?

If you ask anyone the same question the first thing that will pop into their minds is, “PLANT MORE TREES”. YES, we definitely should plant as many trees as possible but do we know how do trees really help?

Planting more trees.

As we all know trees provide oxygen to all the life that exist on this planet and also absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  But do we know how much oxygen does a tree produce?

Firstly we must understand that the amount of oxygen produced by a tree depends on various factors such as the age of the tree, the species of tree, and the surrounding conditions. On average a 100ft tall tree with 18” diameter can produce 2721.554 kg of oxygen per year which can roughly support 10 lives per year.

A single tree absorbs carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 pounds per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings. But we must also remember that trees themselves absorbs some portion, roughly half of the oxygen they produced for its own processes and release carbon dioxide during night time where there is no sunlight available for photosynthesis.

As it is popularly known that Amazon rain-forest is the earth’s largest biodiversity. The contribution of the Amazon rain -forest to keeping the earth’s atmosphere cool is immense. Similarly the number of trees we plant the more it will be helpful in keeping the atmosphere cooler.

But is that it? Is growing more trees the only way we can save our planet? Yes to a certain extent but not entirely.

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Nutrients deficiency – How to detect and cure.

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Our body needs basically 7 types of nutrients for overall development of the human body. Nutrients such as Carbohydrates, Proteins, Water, Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals, Fats.

If present in sufficient proportions, then are beneficial for the development and growth of the human body, whereas excess of it can cause various health related problems overtime.

Nutrients provide energy to human body.They helps reduce the risk of heart related diseases and other diseases such as diabetes, strokes, and some cancers.

  1. Reduce high blood pressure.
  2. Lower high cholesterol
  3. Improve ability to fight diseases
  4. Increase energy levels.

Nutrients are not available in our body; they depend largely on the food we consume on daily basis. Also sometimes our body may not absorb the necessary nutrients that are essential for the body which causes deficiency.

The deficiencies caused by the lack of nutrients in the body are;

  • Iron deficiency Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread deficiency all over the world, which can lead to anemia. It is a blood disorder that can cause Fatigue, weakness and a variety of other symptoms.
  • The iron deficiency can be overcome by having the following items in the daily diet;
  • Lean red meat
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Food rich in vitamin C
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10 Best Fantasy movies to watch

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Fantasy movies are enjoyed by mostly everyone. Everybody loves to watch some magic, magical weird creatures, adventures, different from the reality.

Here we have listed 10 of the best Magical fantasy movies to watch.

1. Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful a 2013 film Directed by Sam Rami, starring James franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Bill Cobs is a story of a Circus magician who escapes from the circus he works for and Lands in the Land of Oz.

2. Lord of the Rings trilogy

The Lord of the Rings a trilogy film based on the novel written by J.R.R. Tolkein, the films are subtitled The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003).

3. Alice through the looking glass (2016)

Alice Through the Looking Glass a 2016 film Directed by James Bobin and Produced by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Alan Rickman, Michael sheen, Timothy Spall, Leo Bill, Matt Lucas.

4. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

The Spiderwick Chronicles a 2008 fantasy adventure film based on the book series of the same name by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi Directed by Mark Waters.

5. Fantastic beats and where to find them  (2016)

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them a 2016 movie based on the novel by J.K. Rowling. Directed by  David Yates.

6. Beauty and the beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast a 2017 musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos.

7. Dr. Dolittle (2020)

Dr. Dolittle a 2020 American fantasy adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan from a screenplay by Gaghan, Dan Gregor, and Doug Mand, based on a story by Thomas Shepherd.

8. Hugo (2011)

Hugo a 2011 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Martin Scorsese,adapted for the screen by John Logan.

9. Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter a film series based on the novels by author J. K. Rowling and consists of eight fantasy films.

10. The One and Only Ivan (2020)

The One and Only Ivan a 2020 American fantasy film directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay written by Mike White, based on the children’s novel of the same name by K. A. Applegate.

Sustainable Living


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Chaotic Structures

With everyday increasing population, land or space available for habitation is becoming scarce.The mighty skyscraper and concreted land as far as one can see. Also about 50% population is slowly moving towards urban cities for dwelling, which is resulting in the declination of available spaces to accommodate every person.

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Marie Curie – Biography



“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less”

A larger part of history has witnessed discrimination, torture, inequality, suppression towards women/females. Yet every time, women have proved their capabilities being better than and equal to that of men. They have proved that, they too deserve an equal space in the society.

They wished to be treated with equal respect. They fought for it and they proved it. Women are not less than men.

We have read and heard about numerous women, who have contributed largely in many different fields.Whether be it, engineering, sciences army, art, etc. Women showed that they are no less than men. Here is one such Women, Marie curie. Also known by the name of Madam Curie.

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5 Best places to visit during monsoon season in India.


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The Rainy season is one of the best time for people who love to travel and explore amazing spots around the world.
We have listed top 5 places, that should be in your travel list for Monsoon.

Top 5 Spots to visit,

  1. Munnar, kerela
  2. Coorg, karnataka
  3. Shillong, meghalaya
  4. Alleppy, kerela
  5. Kodikanal, kerela

These places can be best enjoyed during the monsoon season because of it’s natural beauty and natural elements.
The real beauty of these places can be experienced during monsoon.
The deep valleys, the lush green hills, the beautiful and refreshing waterfalls, along with some crispy and tasty street food, on a bike is one of the most delightful moment.

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From House to Home


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The concept of home can be different for everyone. For some it can be time spent with family, for some it can be a comfortable living space where they can move freely and do activities, for some it might be a  place of leisure, for some the place to wear off all the misery of the work/stress. If differs from people to people. It is different for everyone. Building walls, roofs or floor does not mean to be a home.

To be precise, it can be termed as a house. As it has nothing in it yet. No family, no life, no sound, no movement. It is stationary and lifeless. But what adds life to it, is the people who live in it. It is the way they decorate their houses.

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Terrace Gardening



In these constantly shrinking world, as available space is limited it becomes difficult for a huge number of people to have some taste of nature in their house. Nowadays, all we can see is concrete laid everywhere. And who doesn’t like to wake up to the chirping of the birds, beautiful and sweet smelling flowers, and fresh mornings amidst nature. Little touch of nature/greenery adds life to a house. But in the recent world, it is not available to large number of people. At many places it demands high prices, which not everyone can afford.

But having a smaller living space does not mean that one cannot have a touch of nature in their living space.  There are different ways to add some green space in your house. Terrace gardening is one the very famous and largely used way of gardening at home. Those with smaller living space can adapt to this method of gardening.  

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