Monday, April 30, 2012

Energy harvesting shock absorber

~ Energy harvesting shock absorbers~

At SUNY Stony Brook, mechanical engineering professor Lei Zuo invented a shock absorber that converts the kinetic energy from vibrations into electricity.Zuo took that idea a step further, and designed a system of gears that collects the energy of irregular motion to ultimately produce electricity. He calls the device a mechanicalmotion rectifier, or MMR.Gene...r ating electricity reduces the load on the alternator and engine, which notonly drive the car but also power accessories such as the windshield wipers and radio. Generally,a regenerative suspension system could supply anywhere from 100 to 400 watts. A typical car might draw 200 to 300 watts depending on whether the lights or the radio are on.

Sunday, April 29, 2012



✍ Use the right side of the brain the most
✍ Better at 3D perception and thinking
✍ Better at multi-tasking
✍ Make especially good baseball players, tennis players, swimmers, boxers and fencers
... ✍ More likely to pursue creative careers✍ More likely to have allergies
✍ More prone to migraines
✍ More likely to be insomniacs
✍ Three times more likely to become alcoholics – the right side of the brain has a lower tolerance to alcohol!
✍ More likely to be on extreme poles of the intelligence scale
✍ Tend to reach puberty 4 to 5 months later than right handers
✍ More likely to suffer stuttering and dyslexia
✍ Twice as likely to be a man
✍ Tend to be more athletically inclined
✍ Have more spatial awareness and think more quickly
✍ Have twice the problem-solving skills and a higher I.Q


► Leonardo Da Vinci
► Charlie Chaplin
► Robert De Niro
► Marilyn Monroe
► Lewis Carroll
► James Cameron
► Albert Einstein
► Napoleon Bonaparte
► Julius Caesar
► Aristotle
► Winston Churchill
► Pele
► John McEnroe
► Diego Armando Maradona

The largest diamond of the world 'CUlliNaN I'

The largest diamond of the world 'CUlliNaN I'

vedio games!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012


A comet consists mostly of ice, but an asteroid is made of rock and metal. Crash some asteroids into each other and you get small pieces that break off, called meteoroids. When a meteoroid enters Earth’s atmosphere it leaves a visible streak of light and becomes known as a meteor. We generally refer to it as a falling star or shooting star. When a meteoroid hits the gr...ound on Earth it is known as a meteorite. About 500 small meteorites fall to earth every year but most fall in the sea and in unpopulated areas. They are small because meteoroids break up in Earth’s atmosphere, most are just vaporized before hitting land or sea. A meteorite can be the size of a small rock but most are smaller than a pea. The chances of being hit by a meteorite is very small. Animals are occasionally hit and there are many claims and reports of people being hit by a meteorite but most of those claims could not be verified.

MIT Engineers Design Fog-Free, Water-Repellent, Anti-Glare Glass

MIT Engineers Design Fog-Free, Water-Repellent, Anti-Glare Glass

Perfect Bead Blue-dyed water droplets sitting on a transparent nanotaper surface (left) and on flat glass (right), eachplaced on top of printed black letters. The insets are top views of the same two surfaces. Hyungryul Choi and Kyoo-Chul Park
A new type of nano-structured glass can bounce water and dirt off its surface, cleaning i...tself and preventing fogging, according to MIT researchers. It eliminatesglare, too, allowing light to penetrate with pure clarity. It could be used for anything from solar panels to future car windshields to new gadget screens.
The superhydrophobic glass shares some properties with the super-waterproof fabric coating we learned about this week, and it, too, is a feat of nano-engineering. But instead of a waterproof coating, it earns its special properties through a special etching process. Kyoo-Chul Park, Hyungryul Choi and colleagues drew inspiration from nature, including zebra plants, which contain conical structures that repel water. They developed a method to embed an array of steeply angled cones on the surface of glass.
Using techniques from the semiconductor industry, the team coated a glass surface with several layers of material that they then etched away according to a specifiedpattern. The nanostructured cones are 200 nanometers at the base and about a micron high.
Initially, it’s water-loving, but a simple vapor deposition process renders the material hydrophobic, the researchers say . The coating is not only completely transparent, but reduces glare, too. To test its waterproof capabilities, the team poured a droplet of water on the surface, filmed it with a Phantom high-speed camera and watched it form an almost perfect spherical bead.
There are plenty of applications for such a self-cleaning, water-repelling surface, not the least of which is solar panels, which are only as effective as they are clean and clear. Dirt and crud can block the photovoltaic cells’ ability to capture sunlight, and the reflective properties of glass direct some sunlight away from the cells, especially when the sun is at a sharp angle relative to the glass. But this new surface coating would eliminate all those problems, the researchers say.

Google Drive Google

Google Drive Google

Google has been rumored to be working on a cloud storage service for about as long as we've known what cloud storage is, and today the company finally unveiled it: Google Drive . It has a couple of nice features that competitors like Dropbox, MobileMe, SkyDrive and all the others don't, but the main selling point seems to be the same selling point as... most other new Google services: hell, you're already using Google. Why not add this? So we're curious: will you?
Primer time! If you already know what I mean when I say "it's like Dropbox , but from Google," skip this paragraph and go on to the next one. (It's like a choose your own adventure game, without adventure,and with information!) Everyone else, here's what's going on: Cloud services giveyou a folder on your computer into which you drag whatever you'll want to access later, whether it's documents, photos, music, videos, or anything else. That's synced automatically to your cloud drive, out in a server somewhere, and you can access or share those files from any supported device (which includes computers, tablets, and smartphones). It'sgreat! You don't have to worry about where your stuff is anymore, because you can always get to it, and you don't need toworry about emailing attachments that are too big, because you can just share files from your cloud drive, which has a whole bunch of space.
Google Drive doesn't bring many crazy-new features to cloud storage, though there are a few new ideas. We're actually pretty excited about the search functions, which might turn out to be a major differentiating factor. There's this image recognition element, so Google Drive will look through even scanned images with text, or files like PDFs that aren't normally searchable, and index all of that as well, which is something no other service has. At the Drive demonstration, a Google rep took a picture of a typewritten paper document with a phone, then sent it to Google Drive, where it was scanned and recognized. Pretty cool stuff.
And it promises to be nicely integrated with all of the Google services you love, like Gmail and YouTube and Google Docs, and also with those other services you're aware of, like Google Plus. You can open and view, says Google, over 30 kinds of files, including Photoshop and video files, even if you don't have Photoshop or video editing software on whatever device you're accessing those files with. And you can share and comment on those files directly from Gmail and Google Plus (though it's worth mentioning that many Gmail clients support other cloud services, like the Sparrow client with Dropbox).
Google Drive is apparently available now, though I see a button that says "Your Google Drive is not ready yet" on the Drivepage , for Mac, PC, and Android. iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad are soon to come--they were used at the demo, so they're probably not far off. Drive starts off with 5GB for free, though you can upgrade--$2.50 a month gets you 25GB, and pricing goes all the way up to 16 terabytes of storage. (This is basically the average price, though Microsoft's SkyDriveoffers a ridiculous 100GB for free.)

Intel's New Ivy Bridge CPUs Will GiveYour Next Laptop Legit Gaming Power

Intel's New Ivy Bridge CPUs Will GiveYour Next Laptop Legit Gaming Power

Intel Ivy Bridge Processors Intel
If you buy a cheapie laptop, you're going to get onboard graphics--historically underpowered, since they exist on the same die as the CPU, and thus historically crappy. To play serious games, or do any real video editing, you'd need to upgrade to a discrete graphics card. But that looks like... a thing of the past: today, Intel unleashed its new generation of processors, which go by the name Ivy Bridge, and what had seemed like an incremental upgrade actually has a pretty interesting element: these processors have onboard graphics that basically outclass the entire market of entry-level graphics cards. That means your next computer will be able to run games you'd never be able to run now--with no necessary hardware upgrades.
That's due to some careful internal restructuring of the GPU, according to PCWorld:
Intel has made enhancements to the GPU engine to improve efficiency, but other factors help to mitigate the clock-rate differential, too. First, the new HD 4000 GPU contains 16 execution units, versus the 12 built into Sandy Bridge. Second, Ivy Bridge supports DDR3-1600 memory, as opposed to the Sandy Bridge memory controller, which officially supports only DDR3-1333. Ivy Bridge gains 25 percent more parallel compute power and higher potential throughput due to the added memory bandwidth.
What we like here is that beyond all the wonkiness, the new chips have some big, obvious improvements for users. There are two levels of GPU, the HD 2500 and HD 4000. The latter will allow gamers to play graphics-intensive games like the new Metro 2033 and Just Cause 2 at playable framerates--definitely something that wasn't possible before with onboard graphics. Both the 2500 and 4000 support DirectX 11 and three independent displays, too. And these chips will be everywhere : Mac, Windows, laptops, desktops, big power hogs, svelte ultrabooks. Everywhere. Which is great! And it also probably means you should hold off for a month or two if you're shopping for a new computer.

Super Nano-Waterproof Coating Actively Shrugs Off Water, Grease and Would-Be Stains

Super Nano-Waterproof Coating Actively Shrugs Off Water, Grease and Would-Be Stains

Shaking It Off Multilayers of nanoparticles can be used as a coating for cotton fabricsthat would actively ward off liquids and stains. The material is stabilized by exposure to UV light. Zhao et al./Langmuir
A new multilayered nanocoating could make future clothes more than just stain-resistant — they’ll be stain...-offensive , actively sloughing off dirt and gunk to protect the fabric underneath. Instead of merely repelling water or grease, clothingwill push them away.
Tong Lin and colleagues at the Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre at Deakin University wanted to uselayer-by-layer (LbL) deposition to form a stable coating of silica nanoparticles. The method alternates positively and negatively charged layers of a material. Previous research has used LbL for sensors and other devices, but the deposition process can be unstable, breaking down in acidic or alkaline environments. To stabilize their compound, Lin and colleagues blasted it with ultraviolet radiation. This anchors the nanoparticles onto the cotton fabric. The method can work with almost any organic substrate, they say . So that means things like wool, coconut or hemp clothing could be waterproofed, too.
The result is a superhydrophobic coating that successfully withstood assault from acids, bases, soaps and solvents and lasted through 50 washing machine cycles. It’s more water-repellent than car wax or Teflon, according to the American Chemical Society. This is partly because of the angle of attack on the deposited fabric.
To measure this, the researchers used a scanning electron microscope and a camera at 30 fps to record the action of water droplets. Depending on the numberof layers, the contact angles (angle at which droplets reach the surface) reached152 to 158 degrees, the researchers say. By contrast, Teflon’s contact angle is 95 degrees.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The World now and 100 years ag

|>The World now and
100 years ago<|

In the whole world there
were less than 20,000
... motorcars 100 years ago and
the maximum speed limit was
10 mph (16km/h). 1063 ft (324
meters) tall, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the
world. Cannabis and heroin
were available over the
counter at corner drugstores.
And pneumonia and influenza
were the leading causes of death. In 1910, the population
of the United States was 92
million and the world
population was 1.7 billion
people. Today, there are more
cars manufactured than their is demand for it. There are
about 1 billion cars and light
trucks on the road. The
maximum speed limit in most
cities is 30 mph, yet the traffic
is so congested that the average speed is just over 10
mph. The tallest building is the
Burj Dubai, at 2,640 ft (800
meters). Cannabis is not
available over the counter,
and is very expensive. The leading causes of death are
heart attacks, cancers, strokes,
and motorcar accidents.
Today, the population of the
earth numbers almost 7 billion
and 300 million roam the United States.

DVD History

=>DVD History <=

The first DVD players and discs
were available in November
1996 in Japan, March 1997 in
... the United States, 1998 in
Europe and in 1999 in
Australia. Major U.S. retailers Circuit City and Best Buy
stopped selling VHS tapes in
2002 and 2003, respectively. In
June 2005, Wal-Mart and
several other retailers
announced plans to phase out the VHS format entirely, in
favor of the more popular
DVD format. According to the
Digital Entertainment Group
(DEG), all DVD sales and rentals
totaled $21.2 billion in 2004. In 2000, Sony released its
PlayStation 2 console in Japan.
In addition to playing video
games developed for the
system it was also able to
play DVD movies. This proved to be a huge selling point
because the PS2 cost about the
same as DVD player but it
could do a whole lot more. As
a result, many electronic
stores that normally did not carry video game consoles
carried PS2s. Following on
with this tradition Sony has
decided to implement one of
DVD’s possible successors, Blu-
ray, into its next PlayStation console currently known as
the PlayStation 3. Microsoft’s
Xbox, released a year after
the PlayStation 2, also had the
capability to play DVD discs
with an add-on kit, cementing the DVD’s place in video game

Dennis Ritchie

Name: Dennis Ritchie
Full Name: Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie
Username: dmr
Born: September 9, 1941, Bronxville, New York, U.S.
Died: October 8, 2011 (aged 70), Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, U.S.
... Occupation: Computer Scientist, Head of Lucent Technologies (A subsidiary of AT&T Bell Labs).
Nationality: American
Father: Alistair E. Ritchie
Institutions: Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs
Alma Mater: Harvard University
Graduation in Physics and Applied Mathematics (1963)
Ph.D. in Computer Sciences with topic “Subrecursive Hierarchies of Functions” (1968)
Professional Life: Bell Labs Computing Sciences Research Center (1967), Lucent Technologies (1996)
Retirement: 2007
Research Partner: Kenneth Thompson
Known for:
Languages: ALTRAN, B, BCPL, C
Operating Systems: Multics, Unix
Notable Bibliography:
The C Programming Language (1978) commonly referred to as K&R with co-author Kernighan.
Unix Programmer’s Manual (1971) known asthe “man pages”.
Notable Awards:
Turing Award (1983)
IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (1990)
National Medal of Technology (1999)
Japan Prize for Information and Communication (2011)

Russian scientists prepare for human brain transplant

>Avatar-A: Russian scientists prepare for human brain transplant<

Following the steps of James Cameron, a young Russian media mogul has launched his own Avatar project.

Dmitry Itskov does not want to explore a new planet, though: he just plans to make a human brain immortal by transplanting it into a robot's body.
... The Avatar-A project’s aim, Itskov says, is to create an autonomous system of human brain nutrition, preserve nerve connections so that the brain does not degrade or die, making it possible to transplant a human head onto an artificial body.
it will become available to people in just 10 years in the exactly same form.
The idea is based on work by US scientist Robert White. In experiments with chimps, White showed that a monkey’s brain can be taken out of the skull and plugged into a system that will keep it will not need food or probably even a home. The scientist sees it as a way to combat nature.The team is now in the process of creating a fund in the US, which will look for and develop the technology necessary for the project.

Visual illustration of How Google Search Works PC

Visual illustration of How Google Search Works PC

Google is more than just a leading search firm. It’s a pioneer that may be defining information management for the next generation of Web-centric businesses. Google’s information management approach, which often goes unnoticed, is both highly effective and efficient. And may be the way other organizations deploy technology in the future. t has a...lways been a topic to dig into that how Google displays the Search Results on its Search Engine Result Page (SERP) when you put the terms to be searched in the Google Search Box. I thought of sharing some basic concepts that always have been behind this intelligent search engine’s operational strategies. Below is a visual diagram of how Google search Works.

Definition of Angelman syndrome

-->Definition of Angelman syndrome<--

An important genetic syndrome characterized by severe motor and intellectual retardation, microcephaly (abnormally small head), ataxia , frequent jerky limb movements and flapping of the arms and hands, hypotonia (floppiness), hyperactivity , seizures, absence of speech, frequent smiling and outbursts of laughter, and an unusual facies (facial appearance) cha...racterized by macrostomia (large mouth), a large jaw and open-mouthed expression, and a great propensity for protruding the tongue (tongue thrusting). The name Angelman syndrome is now preferred because the old term "happy puppet syndrome" may appear derisive to the child's family.
Angelman syndrome is due in most cases to a chromosome deletion involving loss of material from chromosome region 15q11-q13. The loss is consistently of the contribution of chromosome region 15q11-q13 from the mother. This loss is due to a new deletion in most cases.
There are rare families with more than one child with Angelman syndrome. The mode of inheritance in these families is autosomal dominant modified by imprinting.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DNA facts

* DNA facts you should need to know:
- A parent and child share 99.5% of the same DNA.
- We share 40-50% of our DNA withcabbages.
- Humans share 98% of their DNA with chimpanzees.
- Every human on earth shares 99% of their DNA with every other human.
... - Identical twins share the exact same DNA -meaning their DNA is 100% identical.
- We share 60% of our DNA with a fruit fly.
- Researchers at Cambridge University are convinced that the mud worms not only share DNA with humans but that they are also our closest invertabrae relatives.

devastating illness – brain cancer.

Scientists are hard at work developing a new vaccine that can actually help cure a patient of a devastating illness – brain cancer.
... The experimental vaccine specifically affects glioblastoma, a very deadly type of brain tumor. Right now, surgeons can actually remove about 99 percent of this brain tumor. But the small cancer cells can usually be left behind and these can multiplyswiftly and even resist treatments. The vaccine is built to target these wayward cancer cells. The vaccine makes use of smartcells, basically the same cells that come from the patient’s body but placed with proteins that help attack the tumor cell

Beipanjiang River Railroad Bridge, Guizhou, China

Beipanjiang River Railroad Bridge in Guizhou is an enormous railway bridge that was built as part of the much larger ‘Guizhou-Shuibai Railway Project’. Connecting 2 mountains over a deep ravine, at its highest point the bridge’s deck sits 918ft above the ground (to compare, at its highest point the Millau viaduct’s deck clears the river underneath by 890ft). The bridge has succeeded in connecting 2 of the country’s poorest areas.

Interesting Facts about Taj Mahal

*. Shah Jahan also planned to built a tomb for himself but he can’t build it because he was imprisoned by his own son.
· Twenty thousand workers worked for 22 years(1632-1654) to build Taj Mahal which became one of the wonder of world.
· Actually we all know Taj Mahal as symbol of love but
... · Mumtaz was shah jahan’s 4 th wife out of his 7 wives.
· Shah killed Mumtaz’s husband to marry her.
· Mumtaz died in her 14 th delivery
· He then married Mumtaz’s sister

weird fact, but interesting !

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Sea stars do not have blood.

Instead of blood, sea stars have a water vascular system, in which the sea star pumps sea water through its sieve plate, or madreporite , into its tube feet to extend them. Muscles within the tube feet retract them.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Most Expensive Book In The World

Most Expensive Book In The World

$ 30.8 million in 1994, the auction Christies[($ 44,6 million in current prices *)

Notebook entries by Leonardo da Vinci, made during his life in Milan in 1506-1510, respectively. The manuscript consists of 18 sheets of paper covered on both sides and folded in such a way that together they formed a 72-page book. Leonardo notes written in a special way, his own "...mirror" type - they can be read only by means of a mirror. Entries are devoted to various events, mused about the nature of which Leonardo: why the moon is shining, why and how the water flows in rivers, where are the fossils of which are minerals and so on. Notebook also contains a large number of mathematical calculations, diagrams and drawings. "Leicester" code was named after the Earl of Leicester, who bought the manuscript in 1717. In 1980, the book's heirs Lester bought the famous industrialist, collector and friend of the Soviet Armand Hammer, after which he served for a short period called the "Code Hammer» (Codex Hammer). After his death in 1994 the code was put up for auction, in which was acquired by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and he regularly exhibited in museums.

A Leader Should Know How to Manage Failure

A Leader Should
Know How to
Manage Failure

(Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam at Wharton India Economic forum,

... Philadelphia, March 22, 2008)

Question: Could you give an example, from your own experience, of how leaders should manage failure?

Kalam: Let me tell you about my experience. In 1973 I became the project director of India's satellite launch vehicle program,
commonly called the SLV 3. Our goal was to put India's "Rohini" satellite into orbit by 1980. I was given funds and human resources -- but was
told clearly that by 1980 we had to launch the satellite into space. Thousands of people worked together in scientific and technical teams towards that goal.

By 1979 -- I think the month was August -- we thought we were ready. As the project director, I went to the control center for the launch. At four minutes before the satellite launch, the computer began to go through the checklist of items that needed to be checked. One minute later, the computer program put the launch on hold; the display showed that some control components were not in order. My experts -- I had four or five of them with me -- told me not to worry; they had done their calculations and there was enough reserve fuel. So I bypassed the computer, switched to manual mode, and launched the rocket. In the first stage, everything worked fine. In the second stage, a problem
developed. Instead of the satellite going into orbit, the whole rocket system plunged into the Bay of Bengal. It was a big failure.

That day, the chairman of the Indian Space Research
Organization, Prof. Satish Dhawan, had called a press conference. The launch was at 7:00 am, and the press conference -- where journalists from around the world were present
-- was at 7:45 am at ISRO's satellite launch range in Sriharikota [in Andhra Pradesh in southern India]. Prof. Dhawan, the leader of the organization,
conducted the press
conference himself.
He took responsibility for the failure -- he said that the team had worked very hard, but that it needed more technological
support. He assured the media that in another year, the team would definitely succeed. Now, I was the project director, and it was my failure, but instead, he took responsibility for the failure as chairman of the organization.

The next year, in July 1980, we tried again to launch the satellite -- and this time we succeeded. The hole nation was jubilant. Again, there was a press conference. Prof. Dhawan called me aside and told me, "You conduct the press conference today." I learned a very important lesson that day. When failure occurred, the leader
of the organization owned that failure. When success came, he gave it to his team. The best management
lesson I have learned did not come to me from reading a book; it came from that experience.

3D Solar Panels More Efficient Than Predecessors

3D Solar Panels More Efficient Than Predecessors

A 3D solar panel was a research project for some MIT students and it was found that this kind of three dimension solar capturing tower proved to be more efficient than the regular solar sheets. It was 2 to 20 times more effective than the normal solar sheets we are using now a days. The design is optimized to catch maximum light at every point of ...the day, like when the sun is at the top, when it is about to set or even when it is in the clouds. A zigzag pattern is formed to gain the maximum energy as the setting of the solar sheets is on different angles so the time when the sun is throwing its lights on one face the others sides might just rest but when the time sun is down to set, the others are playing their role.
This might be a very advanced and efficient technique to capture maximum energy and according to the fellows who are upto this project they are not thinking just to have it on MIT building but they are also planning to take these items to the public sector.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Marine Robot Joins The Battle

The Marine Robot Joins The Battle

A marine soldier stuck in a tough combat situation, this new little robot is there for help. Built by Minneapolis-based Recon Robotic Inc. these robots weigh just one pound and they can be dropped up from 30 feet on concrete. These little marine robotswould be really very useful for the military.
... So the US military already ordered 1126 of these robots from the company and they will be probably joining U.S military in coming May. So what the good thing about this robot is that it is carry able in the bag of a marine and moreover it weighs very less. No matter how you throw or drop it, its going to work fine as its is built for the military action. The unique two wheel witha little curve edges, this design is perfect as when you throw it no matter it is straight or down, its going to work. This fancy robot captures pictures, video and infrared scan ability that makes it to work even at night. Moreover this tiny little thingcan go anywhere you want.
Now think about its utility since it could be a scout for the snipers, locator of hidden enemies and even a bomb in car or on-dropbomb ready for impact.


Interesting Facts About NIAGARA FALLS
Niagara Falls At Night
Niagara falls, which are massive waterfalls on the Niagara River, have always been popular for its enchanting beauty and its overpowering fascade. The name Niagara originates from an Iroquois word Onguiaahra which means the strait. Here are some interesting facts about Niagara falls:
1. Although the Niagara Waterfalls are not high, they are very wide. The length of brink is 1060 feet while its overall height is 176 feet.
2. Niagara Falls are located on the international border that separates the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York.
3. One of the oldest and best known tourist attractions at the Niagara Falls is the boat cruise called MAID OF THE MIST, which is named after an ancient Ongiara Indian mythical character.

Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi,

The first hotel to be built over an F1 race circuit, Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE isan architectural marvel. It is built next to the space that houses the famous Formula 1circuit. The two parts of the hotel are held together and connected by a sculpted one-piece of steel, which directly becomes bridge and window on a stretch of the track.
The glance is impressive even in daylight. The sumpt...uous Yas Viceroy Hotel, however, reveals its spectacular peculiarity when the night comes. A structure of 85,000 square meters, which houses 500 rooms, entirely covered with lights.
Designed by Asymptote Architecture, the hotel is covered by a sort of metallic shell illuminated thanks to the work of Arup Lighting, which worked to manage the automation of the lights. The LEDs change color, the intermittency frequency, light progressively with preset patterns and make the Yas Hotel a kind of huge and bright

The Robots That Can Be Blown Up and Keep On Detecting IEDs

The Robots That Can Be Blown Up and Keep On Detecting IEDs

The homemade bombs known as IEDs accounted for 60 percent of all U.S. military injuries in Iraq and have killed more than 21,000 Iraqi civilians. Last November, a month before the last U.S. troops departed, Iraq’s federal bomb squad paraded with bomb-disposal robotsin Baghdad. QinetiQ North America has sold 16 of the $100,000 remote-cont...rolled Talons to the Iraqi police.
An operator anywhere within 2,500 feet of the robot directs its four cameras to locate IEDs and its gripper arm to dismantle them. Talons can be blown up and repaired about a dozen times before being decommissioned, says Ed Godere, QinetiQ North America’s senior vice president of unmanned systems. One was even driven out of a river after being blasted off a bridge.

There is an underwater statue of Jesus at the seabed in Malt

World war 1

During World war 1, France built a fake Paris to fool Germany.

During World War I, the French created a dummy version of Paris to the city’s immediate north. The plan was to fool German planes into thinking the Potemkin city was the real thing, thus leaving the City of Lights untouched by bombs.
Fortunately, the plan was never put to the test. The war ended before the fake city was finished. Both the real Paris and the fake one escaped significant damage.The fake version has long since disappeared, though photos of it remain.

Mr. Universe 1952

The man who won the Mr. Universe title in 1952 celebrated his 100th birthday this weekend. The centenarian attributes his success to his stint in jail and his longevity to his healthy diet.

Toothless, 4-foot-11-inch Indian bodybuilder Manohar Aich was feted Saturday by the West Bengali government for his achievement, The Indian Express reported.

The next day, he turned 100 years old.
Although he stopped lifting weights after he suffered a stroke last year, Aich is still a fixture at his gym in Kolkata.

"These youngsters want the easy way out these days. They don’t have the time and energy to go through the drills in an old-style gymnasium. They don’t worship their body," he told the newspaper.

HARD DISK drive with 5 MB

This Picture was Taken in 1956.Thats a HARD DISK drive with 5 MB of storage. In September 1956, IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first 'SUPER' computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5 MB of data.


Guinness World Record Winner

1. Born on 16 December, 1993, in Nagpur Jyoti measures 61.95 cm (2 ft) tall, making her shorter than the average two-year-old child.

2. She weighs just 11lb (5 kg).

3. Jyoti is 6.2 cm shorter than the former world's Shortest woman, 22-year old American Bridgette Jordan who stands at 69cm (2 ft 3 in).

4. Jyoti has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia and will not grow any taller than her current height.

5. Due to her size, all of Jyoti's clothes and jewelry are custom made. Even plates and utensils are specially made, as normal-sized silverware is too big.

6. Jyoti has attended regular school since she was 4 and, other than a small desk and chair, she is treated like any other pupil.

7. Just like most other teenage girls, Jyoti loves fashion, make-up and talking on the phone.

8. Her dream of becoming a Bollywood actress is set to come true next year as she is due to star in two movies in 2012.

9. She is set to release an album with her favorite Bhangra/rap star Mika Singh next year.

10.Despite her tiny stature, Jyoti Amge is not the Shortest woman in history. This title continues to be held by Pauline Musters (Netherlands, 1876-1895) who measured just 61cm (24in).

Google Facts

Google Facts

1.The name ‘Google’ was an accident. A spelling mistake made by the original founders who thought they were going for ‘Googol’.
2.Google started in January, 1996 as a research project at Stanford University, by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brinwhen they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively.
3.Google is a mathematical term 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. The ter...m was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasne.
4.Number of languages in which you can have the Google home page set up, including Urdu, Latin and Klingon: 88
5.Employees are encouraged to use 20% of their time working on their own projects. Google News, Orkut are both examples of projects that grew from this working model.

Moving Reflective Eyeball Sculpture

Moving Reflective Eyeball Sculpture

This incredible stainless steel eyeball sculpture byMoscow-based architecture firm SPeeCH Tchoban& Kuznetsov. The iris of the eye also has the mesmerizing ability to change its color. Eye is a smooth and reflective spherical structure look like a human eye.

Kingdom Tower

Kingdom Tower to set a world recordas the tallest new mega-skyscraper

Till date Burj Khalifa, the 2,717-ft high tower, holds the title of world's tallest building in the world.
The picture you see here is the sketch of Kingdom tower to be built in Jeddah 3,281-ft tall (Taller than Burj Khalifa) to be completed by 2017

Friday, April 20, 2012



A group of bacteria that cause typhoid
... fever and a number of other
illnesses, including food
poisoning, gastroenteritis and
enteric fever from
contaminated food products.

Named for the American
pathologist Daniel Salmon

PAN explained...

PAN explained...
PAN is a 10 digit alpha numeric number, where th...e first 5 characters are letters, the next 4numbers and the last one a letter again. These 10 characters can be divided infiveparts as can be seen below. Themeaningof each number has been explained further.
1. First three characters are alphabetic series running from AAA to ZZZ
2. Fourth character of PAN represents the status of t...he PANholder.
• C — Company
• P — Person
• H — HUF(Hindu Undivided Family)
• F — Firm
• A — Association of Persons (AOP)
• T — AOP (Trust)
• B — Body of Individuals (BOI)
• L — Local Authority
• J — Artificial Juridical Person
• G — Government
3. Fifth character represents first character of the PAN holder’s last name/surname.
4. Next four characters are sequential number running from 0001 to 9999.
5. Last character in the PAN is an alphabetic check digit.
Nowadays, the DOI (Date of Issue) of PAN card is mentionedat the right (vertical) hand side of the photo on the PAN card..

>AC vs DC: why does it matter?<

What’s this thing about AC anyway? A little history lesson might be in order. It all started when Edison built the first incandescent bulb and the power station to light it. A big disadvantage of DC electricity immediately revealed itself: you couldn’t build the power houses any further than a few blocks from where the electricity was produced.
Why? The resistance ...of the wire consumed a portionof the power. Houses close to thepower station had brilliant lights andthose at the furthermost reach had dimones. The last guy on the line had it bad. When someone close to the powerhouse turned on a whole bunch of lights, his woulddim even further. And pity the poor farmer! He couldn’t get any power out there in the country until a few companies got smart and started manufacturing wind-electric machines.
Then along came Nikola Tesla, thefather of AC motors and generators. Ifyou make AC at any voltage, it can be transformed through use of the highly efficient transformer to any other voltage. Stepping up the voltage has the effect of stepping down the current for the same power transfer.
Why does DC vs AC matter?
Power delivered to the “load” (anything which uses power) is defined as the productof Amps and Volts, or P=IV. On the other hand, line losses (the energy lost in the transmission wires) are determined by the product of Amps squared times ohms (the resistance of the wire), or P=RI2.
Note that voltage plays no part in line losses.
With AC, then, the transformer stepped up the voltage (or down, depending on the ratio of the number of windings of input and output) to hundreds of thousands of Volts. Naturally, since “power out” must equal “power in” (minus losses), the AC current decreased in the same proportion.
Thus, super-high voltage and super-low current meant very low line losses irrespective of how far you needed to send it. Of course, very high voltage is dangerous stuff for appliances, lights, and motors.
With AC, however, once you get the power to the home, farm, or shop, a second transformer (on the utility pole) would step the voltage back down for use.
The point of this historical review
There’s nothing really “sacrosanct” about 120-volt, 60-cycle AC. It is convenient for theutilities to use because it’s the only way they have to transfer power over long distances. If your power is homegrown, you don’t have their problems, so why necessarily accept their solution?
True, after you’ve considered all the factors,you may decide that high voltage will work best for you in your situation.

Brain Scans Can Reliably Predict Future Behavior

Brain Scans Can Reliably Predict Future Behavior, Including Eating and Sex

Brain scans can hear our thoughts , make us learn by osmosis and even predict our actions . Now a new study claims that functional MRI scans can reliably judge a person’s most basic appetites, predicting future sexual behavior or weight gain .
Scientists at Dartmouth College recruited 58 incoming freshmen women for brain ...scans, and weighed them beforehand, telling them it was standard procedure. While in the scanner, the women saw various images of food, landscapes, animals and people. The scientists monitored activity in a brain region called the nucleus accumbens, the “reward center” of the brain. Then the women were invited back six months later to takea survey accounting for their behavior afterward.
The women whose brains lit up at the sight of food gained more weight than their counterparts, the authors found . Andwomen whose brains responded to sexy imagery were more likely to be sexually active. “Just as cue reactivity to food images was investigated as potential predictors of weight gain, cue reactivity to sexual images was used to predict sexual desire,” the authors write.
Other studies have used fMRI to predict behavior — one of them found the scans can more accurately predict a person’s behavior than the person can. In that study, the scans were examining the medial prefrontal cortex and the precuneus, which are related to self-awareness. This new study examines our innate animal instincts, and it, too, can apparently be pretty accurate.
The Dartmouth team’s goal is to understand the physiological basis for willpower, and how environmental triggers can undermine it. If your brain activity spikes when you see a picture of acake, you might be more likely to order a slice in a restaurant if the server brings over the dessert tray, for instance. Understanding the neural basis for this behavior could lead to treatments or at least awareness that could help people better control themselves.
“You need to actively be thinking about the behavior you want to control in order to regulate it,” explains William Kelley, associate professor of psychological and brain science and a senior author on the paper. “Self-regulation requires a lot of conscious effort.”

>Nanoparticle Coating Makes Paper Magnetic, Waterproof, and Antibacterial<

Waterproof Paper Paper doped with nanoparticles is rendered antimicrobial, waterproof and even magnetic. IIT
A nanoparticle spray can turn regular paper into superpaper , rendering it waterproof, antimicrobial, magnetic and probably very expensive. Who said paper was an old technology?
... Scientists at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa, Italy, developed a process to cover any cellulose fiber, like paper or fabric, with a reactive coating. It involves combining the fiber molecules with a nanoparticle solution, creating a polymer matrix.
The cellulose fibers are wetted with an acrylic solution containing manganese ferrite nanoparticles, which are magnetic.When it gets wet, the mixture forms a nano-shell around each individual fiber, rendering the fiber water-repellent. Scientists can change the composition of the nanoparticles to make it more or less magnetically responsive, or to add other attributes, like perhaps fluorescence. Add some colloidal silver, and it could be antibacterial.
Aside from the small nano-shell around each of the fibers, the paper’s properties don’t change — you could still print with it, fold it, mail it or whatever you want, as Forbes explains . The paper could have a wide range of applications, from food packaging and medical documents to secure bank notes. Waterproof paper could be used to protect valuable documents, according to Roberto Cingolani, scientific director at the IIT.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Jumping Robot Optimized For Crossing Walls

Jumping Robot Optimized For Crossing Walls

Developed by Boston Dynamics this all new jumping robot is a new thing in robot family. The best part is that it is durable, easily controllable and it can jump upto 30 feet. This jumping four wheeled robo skate can be a handy thing for soldiers in combat.Like in case of jumping over the wall who knows the locked door is loaded with a high explosive bom...b which will detonate when the soldiers open it! So this little robot can be useful since it crosses the wallupto height of 30 feet and if they plug in a camera at its top, they will be able to checkthe different places without marine movement. Now there is actually a gas piston that fires against the ground to boost this tiny four wheel robot to 30 feet height. While in the air you wont see any turbulence in the flight of the robot, that actually shows the good engineering layout of it.
So if you are planning to have some real outdoor fun this robot seems a good option for it.


>Powertrekk, Charge your Mobile Device with Water<

Powertrekk Hydrogen Fuel Cell Charger could replace Battery.
Two things: One of them is “Sodium Silicide” (Sodium metal + Silicon powder = Sodium Silicide). Michigan State University made it and patented by SiGNa Chemistry Inc . Sodium, in open air, OMG... but Sodium Silicide is safe to handle in open air and exhibits a unique property: when expo...sed to water, Sodium Silicide generates hydrogen.
Another one is FuelCellSticker , has developed by myFC (my Fuel Cell, Swedish based company). It is a thin lightweight fuelcell, portable. It can enhance power density.So,in conjunction with FuelCellSticker, Sodium Silicide developed a portable substitute to traditional batteries, named PowerTrekk.
Users have to buy disk-shaped PowerPukks fuel cell charger, which contains Sodium Silicide as fuel. It is reusable. First take PowerPukk to fits inside the PowerTrekk. And then just add a tablespoon of water(dirty, clean, salty, whatever it is, it doesn’t matter), and then you are ready to charge cell phones, tablet computers and other small electronic devices via USB. It cangenerates energy equivalent to about 4 AA batteries and will be cheaper than a 4 pack AA batteries

pendrive internal Circuitry

Daily You will use pendrive but ever
tried to know its internal
Circuitry ??? :
1.A male type-A USB connector.
2.An Ours Technology Inc. OTi-2168
... USB 2.0 mass storage controller. This
implements the USB 2.0 host
controller, and provides a seamless
linear interface to block-oriented
serial flash devices, while hiding
the complexities of block-
orientation, block erasure, and
wear balancing. It contains a small
RISC microprocessor and a small
amount of ROM and RAM. This
communicates with the Hynix device
over an 8-line unified address/
data bus
3.JP1 and JP2: two unpopulated 10-
pin connectors, used for testing
during the keydrive's manufacture.
4.A Hynix Semiconductor
HY27USxx121M series NAND Flash
memory device, featuring 4096
independently erasable blocks each
providing 16 Kbytes of storage,
yielding a total of 64 Mbytes of
usable storage. The version used in
this keydrive is a 20x12mm 48-pin
TSOP1 (Thin Small Outline Package)
surface-mount package
5.An SKC Shin Chang Electronics
12.000 MHz crystal oscillator (XTAL).
The OTi device runs the output of
this through a phase-locked loop to
produce its main 12 MHz clock
6.A single yellow light-emitting
diode (run from a pin on the OTi
device) which flashes to indicate
7.A simple two-position switch,
used to indicate whether the device
should be in "write-protect" mode.
It is shown here in the make
position, indicating write-protect
is off.
8.An unpopulated space for a
second TSOP1 memory package. The
OTi device is capable of driving up
to eight such devices. Having this
second space allows the
manufacturer to choose (generally
on a cost basis) whether to use one
or two TSOP flash parts.


What is CAPTCHA??
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Have you ever seen the distorted letters while signing up for many e-mail servicesor facebook, after completing the all steps of signing up process, a last step of the signup process is that there is a section of distorted letters which you have to type it again in the blank field given. This is what called CAPTCHA.
CAPTCHA stands for Completely Auto...mated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and human Apart. The CAPTCHA is used to verify that the user which is filling information or using service is a human or a computer. The human can easily pass this verification test but it is very hard for computer to solve this puzzle.
This verification process is used so that the spammers cant make hundreds of fake account with the help of a computer or bots.

The front page of the April 16, 1912.... Titanic

***Rare - Rarer - Rarest***
The front page of the April 16, 1912 evening edition of the Boston Globe, detailing the Titanic Disaster is shown. The page is among a collection of newspapers covering the event that will be among the artifacts put up on the block by Bonhams during their“R.M.S. Titanic: 100 Years of Fact and Fiction”auction in New York.
N.B. - Photo Courtesy : Associated Press, New York, America. This is just for sharing.
All Rights Reserved By "The Associated Press".

Reduce Your Risk of Stroke by Getting More of This

Reduce Your Risk of Stroke by Getting More of This

A new review of seven previous studies has shown that magnesium intake may be an important indicator in your risk of having a stroke. Researchers reviewed those studies and found that risk of ischemic stroke (when an artery to the brain is blocked) was a significant 9% lower for each 100 milligrams of magnesium that the studies’ 240,000 participa...nts reported consuming each day.
The key is including more magnesium-rich foods in your diet, not simply adding a multivitamin to your daily routine. Even though more research is needed, eating more leafy greens, beans, seafood, nuts and whole grains to your diet is worth it to help boost your overall health and wellness. The recommended daily allowance for magnesium is 320 mg for women and 420 for men.

we've found the first white hole?

Is it possible we've
found the first
white hole?

laws of physics aren't
... comfortable with things
that happen in only one
direction. In other words, if
black holes exist, then it should be possible to
reverse the equations
governing them so that you
get something that's
reversed but otherwise
identical. That's what a white hole is.At its most
basic, white holes simply
wouldn't be as stable as
black holes are, and it seems
that they would collapse almost immediately under
the weight of its own

Here's where things get
interesting. A gamma ray
burst back in 2006 didn't fit
with our understanding of
where they come from - its
long duration (102 seconds) meant that it had to be
created in a supernova
explosion, and yet there
were no supernovas there
for it to have come from.
Its discoverers actually said that "this is brand new
territory; we have no
theories to guide us." Now, five years later, it's
being suggested that we
might actually have caught
sight of a white hole. The
fierceness and duration of
the explosion could well fit with a white hole briefly
popping into existence,
spewing out some matter,
and then quickly collapsing
into itself, resulting in this
massive explosion. Although it's not the most
likely explanation - after all,
it invokes something that
many astronomers have
concluded is exceedingly
unlikely, verging on impossible - it can't be
immediately discounted. The trouble is that we've
found out all we're going to
from this particular burst, so
all we can do now is wait
for another of these strange
hybrid bursts and see how it behaves. If these hybrid
bursts really are white
holes, then the universe is
about to get a lot stranger.

¤Stages in the Life Cycle of a Star¤

¤Stages in the Life
Cycle of a Star¤

1. Nebula Stars are born from
... clouds of dust and
gas in space. These
clouds, called nebula,
coalesce as a result of
of the gravitational pull of the particles
themselves as well as
nova shock waves,
passing stars or

2. Protostar The newly formed
protostar continues
to grow, devouring
the material of the
nebulae. When the
protostar contracts, it begins to develop its
own "wind". This
blows away the
remaining dust and
gas that envelop the
protostar beyond its gravity. As the star
material takes shape,
some dust and gas
has not been blown
away. It remains
trapped in the protostars gravity
and forms an
accretion disk. Matter
within the disk can
clump together to
form planets if there is sufficient material
left in the disk.

3. The Main Sequence Depending on the
mass of the protostar,
at some point nuclear
fusion begins at the
core of the star
where hydrogen is turned into helium
causing a release of
vast amounts of

4. Life Span Throughout the main
sequence, the star
very slowly contracts
to compensate for the
loss of energy as heat
and light. With contraction, the core
becomes more dense
and the pressure at
the core rises. At the
same time, the
temperature of the core rises because of
the gravitational
crush of the denser
makeup of the
contracting star.

5. Giant Once a star begins to
use up the hydrogen
at its core, the core
collapses creating
more heat. If it gets
hot enough, nuclear fusion ignites the
hydrogen in the
outer shell. This
creates increased
outward gas
pressure and causes the shell to expand
rapidly and cool.

6. Old Age A low mass star may
survive for billions of
years, but the
hydrogen and helium
gets used up before it
gets hot enough to fuse carbon. When
that happens, the star
blows away its outer
layers and creates
what is called a
planetary nebulae, which provides
material for more

7. Types of Stars in the
Cycle Protostars are stars
that have not lit up
yet. They sit at the
center of a cloud of
dust and gas
collecting enough stuff to start a
nuclear reaction. The
smallest mass possible
for a star is about 8
percent that of our
own Sun.

¤Swine flu (H1N1 influenza virus) facts ¤

¤Swine flu (H1N1
influenza virus) facts ¤

>Swine flu (swine influenza) is
a respiratory disease caused
... by viruses (influenza viruses)
that infect the respiratory
tract of pigs and result in nasal
secretions, a barking cough, decreased appetite, and listless

>Swine flu viruses may mutate
(change) so that they are
easily transmissible among

>The 2009 swine flu outbreak is
due to infection with the so-
called H1N1 virus and was first
observed in Mexico.

>Symptoms of swine flu in
humans are similar to most
influenza infections: fever
(100 F or greater), cough, nasal
secretions, fatigue, and

>Two antiviral agents,
zanamivir (Relenza) and
oseltamivir (Tamiflu), have
been reported to help prevent
or reduce the effects of swine
flu if taken within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.