Thursday, August 30, 2012

Earless rabbits have been discovered in China

Earless rabbits have been discovered in China!

The villagers made the unusual discovery in the chinese municipality of Chongqing. The bunnies has drawn a lot of attention. They said that their mom had given birth to normal rabbits before.

The Piraha tribe in the Amazon has no concept of numbering or counting

The Piraha tribe in the Amazon has no concept of numbering or counting!

The tribe seems to also have no words for colors and no form of a written language. Not only can they not count, they haven't been able to learn how to either! After spending months with them and teaching them about the basics of numerical systems, scientists were unable to get any of the 300 tribesmen to understand.

The Pir
aha never sleep for more than two hours at a time and have no collective memory going back more than two generations. They frequently starve themselves, even when they have food, and often change their names due to superstitions. The strangest part about the tribe is that they have been in contact with the outside world for 200 years and regularly trade with others. They are not an isolated people. Quite perplexing, isn’t it?

This Guy Spent $16,000 On a Virtual Sword Before The Game Was Released

This Guy Spent $16,000 On a Virtual Sword Before The Game Was Released..!! 

This man is holding an image of a sword that doesn't exist in real life. In fact, it doesn't even really exist on a virtual world—he paid $16,000 for a game sword that he can't play yet.

He got the virtual sword at an auction to celebrate the launch of a highly anticipated game called Age of Wulin. Set in ancient China, the players would be able to ramble through a beautifully detailed world crouching the tiger and hiding the dragon. Other items sold include a sheath for Hook of Departure—sold for $1,600—and a Lordly Spear Sheath—sold for $2,500.

Elaina Smith: youngest agony aunt aged 7

Elaina Smith: youngest agony aunt aged 7

Her local radio station gave her the job after she rang and offered advice to a woman caller who had been dumped. Elainas tip ” go bowling with pals and drink a mug of milk ” was so good she got a weekly slot and now advises thousands of adult listeners. The littler adviser tackles problems ranging from how to dump boyfriends and how to cope with relations
hip breakdown to dealing with smelly brothers.

When one listener wrote to Elaina asking how to get a man, she replied: Shake your booty on the dance floor and listen to High School Musical. Another caller asked how to get her man back, Elaina told her: Hs not worth the heartache. Lifes too short to be upset with a boy.

From space, there is a phantom city in North Dakota

From space, there is a phantom city in North Dakota!

From space, there appears to be an enormous city in the middle of North Dakota due to light pollution from oil fields. The Bakken oil fields of North Dakota create a light that looks like a city from space.

This is due to the light pollution from the fields and can also be attributed to natural gas flares. In North Dakota, 17 percent of the na
tural gas at the oil fields is flared. Comparatively, this only happens to about 1 percent nationally!

Much needs to be done about this waste and it has been suggested to harness the gas and use it as energy.

Scorpions Can Live for as Much as a Year Without Eating

Scorpions Can Live for as Much as a Year Without Eating..!
Scorpions are amazing little creatures. With almost two thousand known species found on six of the seven continents, these arthropods have been able to adapt to some of the harshest environments on earth. One evolutionary benefit they have gained is the ability to slow down their metabolic rate. Scorpions also have an organ called the “hepatopancreas” which is extremely efficient and fulfills the functions equivalent to the liver and pancreas found in humans

The world's most polluted city

The world's most polluted city is so contaminated; you can mine the top soil for metals!

The city of Norilsk, in Russia is considered to be the world's most polluted city. It's an industrial city of around 100,000 inhabitants. It has extremely harsh climate, the average temperature for the year is 15.5F.

The city smelts Nickel Ore, which is directly responsible for severe pollution. The city e
xperiences acid rain and smoke. Some scientists estimate that 1% of the entire global emissions of sulfur dioxide come from this city.

The pollution by heavy metal is so bad in this city, that it is now economically feasible to mine the surface soil. The soil around the city has high concentrations of platinum and palladium. CNN has claimed that there is no living tree living withing 30 miles of the nickel smelter called Nadezhda ("The Hope")

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"Snipers" were originally shooters who were able to kill a type of bird!

As you probably know, snipers are highly skilled and trained marksmen who maintain close contact with enemies and can target and attack them from concealed or distant positions without being detected.

The name Sniper, then, makes a lot of sense when you consider where it came from. In the 1770s, soldiers in British India c
oined the verb 'to snipe,' meaning a soldier was good enough of a shooter to kill an elusive bird called a Snipe. The verb became a noun by 1824, when the first use of 'sniper' to mean a sharpshooter was recorded.

Interestingly, the name of these marksmen could have just as easily been Skirmisher. It was the popular term in the United States during the US Civil War. However, the term fell out of use (at least for this meaning) and sniper was adopted.


ARTIFICIAL UNIVERSE CREATED INSIDE COMPUTER: This computer simulation can recreate our universe, starting with the observed afterglow of the Big Bang and evolving forward in time.. -->

electronic gloves

This set of electronic gloves contain sensors (an accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and flex sensors in the fingers) used to translate their signing into computer-voiced speech.

Yep, you heard me right! -->

Primitive Sea Mollusc Has Eyes of Rock

Primitive Sea Mollusc Has Eyes of Rock :O

That’s a tiny sea mollusk called a chiton, that lives about 50 feet below the water’s surface. It’s a pretty darned weird animal, but scientists have found something that makes it even more remarkable: it has eyes made of rocks. The team realized in a lab experiment that the animal’s lenses were made of aragonite (calcium carbonate), rather than proteins like other biological lenses

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Flame: World's most complex computer virus exposed

ø Flame: World's most complex computer virus exposed ø

A powerful new virus has been uncovered which has been sabotaging government systems for at least five years in the Middle East. The 'Flame' program is claimed to be at least 20 times more powerful than any previously known cyber warfare programs including the 'Stuxnet' virus and could only have been created by a state.

Flame was discovered by security company Kaspersky, which claims it has been mining Middle East government systems since at least 2010. Flame can gather data files, remotely change settings on computers, turn on computer microphones to record conversations, take screen shots and copy instant messaging chats.

Why Does Your Nose Run When You Cry?

ø Why Does Your Nose Run When You Cry? ø

Your nose runs when you’re crying because the tears from your tear glands not only drain out onto your face, but there is also a passage way in the inner corner of your eye that leads into your nose. Specifically, the tears drain into your nose via the nasolacrimal duct which drains into the inferior nasal meatus. Once in your nose, the tears mix with mucus to form very liquidy snot.

This is actually happening all the time, but when you cry, there is simply a lot more moisture from your eyes going into your nose than normal, making the mucus in your nose even more liquidy than it would otherwise be.

Sun is more White than Yellow

☼☼ Sun is more White than Yellow ☼☼

What color is the Sun when looked at from Earth and from outer space? Everybody knows that the Sun is a very hot star. It gives out light and electromagnetic waves. These waves have colours ranging from violet to red. The colour yellow is what most people associate the Sun with.

One should first know the spectral of the Sun’s light. If the red, blue and yello
w in the spectrum of the Sun are of the same amount then the colour that it should bring forth is white. The Sun is so strong, bright and hot that it emits these wavelengths. Thus it gives the appearance of being white. But it also has very strong lines of yellow that is why it looks yellowish.

What color is the Sun from space? It is whiter in colour with a slight tint of yellow. Compared to the Sun being observed from Earth, it would look more whitish and bright. That is because there is no atmosphere to disseminate the blue and the background from space is black. There is no contrast to make it look more yellow.

What color is the Sun from Earth? If one is looking at the Sun from Earth then the Sun would look more yellow than when viewed from space. The atmosphere of our planet actually has something to do with this. The blue light actually scatters once it reaches the atmosphere thus, making the colour yellow more prominent. The sky, which is blue, has this contrasting effect on the Sun’s yellow colour and enhances it more.

Solar-powered plane makes history

★ Solar-powered plane makes history ★

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard has flown his way into the record books again after completing the world's first intercontinental flight in a giant solar-powered plane. 'Solar Impulse' is as big as an Airbus A340 but as light as an average family car.

The aircraft made history in July 2010 as the first manned plane to fly around the clock on the sun's energy. It also holds the record for the longest flight by a manned solar-powered airplane after staying aloft for over 26 hours above Switzerland, also setting a record for altitude by flying at 9,235 metres (30,298 feet).

Why does chopping an onion make you cry?

★Why does chopping an onion make you cry?★

Onions produce the chemical irritant known as syn-propanethial-S-oxide. It stimulates the eyes' lachrymal glands so they release tears.

The process goes as follows:

1. Lachrymatory-factor synthase is released into the air when we cut an onion.
2. The synthase enzyme converts the sulfoxides (amino acids) of the onion into sulfenic acid.
3. The unstable sulfenic acid rearranges itself into syn-ropanethial-S-oxide.
4. Syn-propanethial-S-oxide gets into the air and comes in contact with our eyes. The lachrymal glands become irritated and produces the tears.

Bruschi, the dog with the largest eyes

★ Bruschi, the dog with the largest eyes ★

Bruschi, a four-year-old Boston Terrier holds the Guinness World Record for dog with the largest eyes -each one measuring a whopping 28mm in diameter. Bruschi is owned by Victoria Reed (USA). They are based in Grapevine, Texas, USA.

Loudest Land Animal Alive

► Loudest Land Animal Alive ◄

The HOWLER MONKEY can be heard clearly for 4.8 Km (3 miles) which may make this monkey the loudest land animal alive. Throughout evolution they have developed a large throat and a specialized shell-like vocal chamber. Howling louder is the way one troop of howler monkeys lets another troop know to back off as this is their territory. Check out the sound clip of the Howler Monkey, below:

Bombay Blood Group - The Rarest

► Bombay Blood Group - The Rarest ◄

Only a few hundred people in the world are known to have the rare blood type H-H or Bombay blood group. This blood phenotype was first discovered in Bombay, now known as Mumbai, in India, by Dr. Y.M. Bhende in 1952.
A person with H-H blood can’t receive blood transfusions of any other blood type (except from others with BBG) and may need to store their own blood in advance of an operation. It is present in about 0.0004% (about 4 per million) of the human population generally.

How many megapixels does the human eye have

How many megapixels does the human eye have???

you see things one way, and your camera sees things differently.
So, what is the resolution of the human eye, at which a camera would be able to truly capture an image the way the eye sees it?

The answer is 576MP, the technical breakdown is as follows:

Consider a view in front of you that is 90 degrees by 90 degrees, like looking through an open window at a scene. The number of pixels would be 90 degrees * 60 arc-minutes/degree * 1/0.3 * 90 * 60 * 1/0.3 = 324,000,000 pixels (324 megapixels).

At any one moment, you actually do not perceive that many pixels, but your eye moves around the scene to see all the detail you want. But the human eye really sees a larger field of view, close to 180 degrees. Let’s be conservative and use 120 degrees for the field of view.

Then we would see 120 * 120 * 60 * 60 / (0.3 * 0.3) = 576 megapixels.

The full angle of human vision would require even more megapixels. This kind of image detail requires A large format camera to record.

Therefore, once our cameras reach 576MP, the pictures you take with your camera will look exactly the same as you see them.

Michael Faraday's invention

On this day in 1831 Michael
discovered that
electric current will flow
through a conductor when the
conductor moves through a
magnetic field. Electromagnetic induction is the basis of electric motors,
generators and transformers

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Japan's been ruled by the same family since 660 BC

Japan's been ruled by the same family since 660 BC!

The Imperial Family, officially known as the Imperial House of Japan, is the extended family of the reigning Emperor of Japan. They take on the official and public duties of the government. Other family members of the Emperor perform social and civil duties unrelated to the governmental affairs. The duties of the Emperor are passed down to his c
hildren and their children and so on.

The Japanese monarchy is the oldest continuous hereditary monarchy in the world. The current Japanese monarchy began with the legendary Emperor Jimmu in 660 BC. Since then there have been 124 recognized monarchs, including the current reigning emperor. However, there isn’t any actual genealogical evidence of relationships or even the existence evident of the first 25 emperors.

The current emperor is Emperor Akihito who has reigned since 1989. The succeeding emperor is based on birth order of boys. Akihito was the eldest of 5 boys and succeeded his father, Hirohito.

Finland issues traffic ticket fines based on how much money you make

Finland issues traffic ticket fines based on how much money you make!

Finnish tradition is to fine according to gross income. For years, this was based on the honor system. Finnish police would ask the person pulled over how much they made per year, consult a table, and fine them accordingly.

The police hated it, though, because they were constantly lied to about how much people made. So, recen
tly they got new high-tech tools for calculating traffic fines. Well-to-do Fins are pretty upset at the new hefty fines they are receiving.

Motorists started protesting and complaining about the prices. It wasn’t fair that they were charged on their gross income instead of their net income. So, in 1999 the government made major changes, including basing fines on net income.

The biggest change was that the police can use their cell phones to tap into official public records and find out motorists’ income. The changes have allowed for fines to be more accurate, much to the dismay of the motorists.

The location of the world's tallest tree is kept secret from all but a select few scientists.

The location of the world's tallest tree is kept secret from all but a select few scientists.

The tree, called Hyperion, is the tallest known tree in the world, and is hiding somewhere in California. At 379 feet, it’s about twice the size of the Statue of Liberty. Kept secret since its discovery, all that is known of its location is that it’s somewhere in Redwood National Park.

A team of scienti
sts led by Humboldt State University ecologist Steve Sillet climbed to the very top of the tree and used a long roll of measuring tape to determine the height. There’s even a video of the tree on YouTube. Naturally, people want to photograph it, climb it, and carve it, so it’s being kept secret.

Of course it’s only the tallest tree in the world- not the biggest. If total volume is considered, there are many bigger ones in California. Del Norte Titan, one of these trees, has a mass equivalent to 15 blue whales. Every year, that tree grows enough new wood to make a 90 foot tall tree. If cut down, it could make 120 houses.

The End Of The Earth

The End Of The Earth

Photograph taken of the Nullarbor Cliffs in southern Australia.

Atlantic Road – Norway

Atlantic Road – Norway

The Atlantic Road was voted as the Norwegian construction of the century and it’s a five mile long stretch of road connecting Molde and Kristiansund in this country.

The road rides above some rough and uneven surfaces and it’s spectacular because it rises itself and falls at many places like a sea at the time of a rough tide. Apart from the incredible road itself, the scenery surrounding it could give any driver shivers

Blue Pond in Hokkaido, Japan

Blue Pond in Hokkaido, Japan

The Blue Pond is located in the left bank of the River Bieigawa, southeast of the town of Biei in Hokkaido, Japan, about 2.5 km northwest from the Platinum hot springs at the foot of Mt. Tokachi. The pond gets its name from the unnaturally bright blue hue of its water. With tree stumps protruding from the surface of the water, not unlike Lake Kaindy, the Blue Pond has
an ethereal and enchanting appearance.
The Blue Pond wasn’t there from very long. It’s an artificial pond created when a dam was erected to protect the region from mudflows that might occur from the nearby volcano on Mt. Tokachi. In the wake of the eruption on December 1988, the Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau decided to construct a dam upstream on the Bieigawa river to prevent mudflow. Water blocked by the dam now accumulates in a depression in the forest creating the Blue Pond.
The blue color of the pond has not been fully explained but is attributed to the presence of aluminum hydroxide in the water that reflects the shorter wavelength blue light the same way the earth’s atmosphere does. The color of the pond also changes depending on what angle you look at it from and even at different times of the day. Although the water appears blue when viewed from the land, the color is not found in the water itself.

Houses Built on Roof of Shopping Mall in China

Houses Built on Roof of Shopping Mall in China

Spotted atop the Jiutian International Plaza, a shopping mall in Zhuzhao, China, are four villas (still under construction) fully equipped with electricity and water. The image have been circulating online and people have been speculating whether they are legal dwellings and if the properties are for sale.
According to China Daily the buildings will
be offices for the shopping mall developer’s 160 real estate management employees. Officials have also confirmed that the developers obtained proper approval for construction.
Zhuzhou along with 33 other cities were selected as ‘national-level garden cities’ by the Government in 2008. As part of the initiative, one of the rules, introduced in 2011, requires green rooftops with living vegetation on buildings that have fewer than 12 floors, are shorter than 45 meters and were built within the last 20 years.

A Filament Across the Sun..

A Filament Across the Sun
Image Credit & Copyright: Bret Dahl

Is that a cloud hovering over the Sun? Yes, but it is quite different than a cloud hovering over the Earth. The long light feature on the left of the above color-inverted image is actually a solar filament and is composed of mostly charged hydrogen gas held aloft by the Sun's looping magnetic field. By contrast, clouds over the Earth
are usually much cooler, composed mostly of tiny water droplets, and are held aloft by upward air motions because they are weigh so little. The above filament was captured on the Sun about two weeks ago near the active solar region AR 1535 visible on the right with dark sunspots. Filaments typically last for a few days to a week, but a long filament like this might hover over the Sun's surface for a month or more. Some filaments trigger large Hyder flares if they suddenly collapse back onto the Sun

Curiosity on Mars: Still Life with Rover

Curiosity on Mars: Still Life with Rover

What does the Curiosity rover look like on Mars? To help find out, NASA engineers digitally synthesized multiple navigation camera images taken last week into what appears to be the view of a single camera. Besides clods of Martian dirt, many of Curiosity's science instruments are visible and appear in good shape. Near the middle of the rover is an augmented reality tag intended to enable smartphones to provide background information. Far in the distance is a wall of Gale Crater. As Curiosity will begin to roll soon, its first destination has now been chosen: an intriguing intersection of three types of terrain named Glenelg.
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech

Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan

Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan

In the wild territories of south Kyrgyzstan, not far from the legendary high-altitude Torugart Pass, lies the Tash Rabat Caravanserai. A true reminder of the glorious Silk Road history of travels pictured here on a clear morning sunlight.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Divalproex sodium extended-release

divalproex sodium extended-release

USES: This medication is used to treat seizure disorders, mental/mood conditions (such as manic phase of bipolar disorder), and to prevent migraine headaches. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.

Diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, hair loss, blurred/double vision, change in menstrual periods, ringing in the ears, shakiness (tremor), unsteadiness, weight changes may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Now plants can also use sms,facebook and all other internet services

did you know Now plants can also use sms,facebook and all other internet services

Interactive telecommunications researchers designed a soil- moisture sensor device that can allow a house plant to communicate with its owner. The device can send short messages to a mobile phone or, by using a service called Twitter, it can send short messages to the Internet. The messages can range from reminders to water the plant, a thank you or a warning that you over- or under-watered it.

West Nile virus

West Nile virus
The mosquito-borne virus that causes West Nile fever . One of the flaviviruses, a family of viruses also responsible for dengue, yellow fever , and tick-borne encephalitis virus. Like the other flaviviruses, the West Nile virus is a positive-strand RNA virus containing three structural proteins and a host-derived lipid bilayer. The West Nile virus is an icosah
edral structure of about 500 angstroms in diameter. The overall structure of the West Nile virus most closely resembles that of dengue fever virus but the surface proteins are slightly different, which may give West Nile virus some of its unique features.

Terra Nostra” certified world’s smallest newspaper

★ Terra Nostra” certified world’s smallest newspaper ★

A special edition of the Portuguese language weekly “Terra Nostra,” measuring just one inch by 0.7 inches, has been certified by the Guinness World of Records as the world’s smallest newspaper.

Printed in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel island, in the Azores, the special edition of the Terra Nostra was issued, Monday, February 20, Social Justice W
orld Day.

“It is officially the world’s smallest newspaper,” said Anna Orford, a member of the Guinness World Records, remarking that, indeed, it was a “perfect replica of the newspaper.”

With the headline “A hug to the world,” the special 32 page edition of Terra Nostra costs 2.5 euro and can be read using a small magnifying glass to increase the text from six to eight times

Olympus Mons- Highest volcano in the solar system

► Olympus Mons- Highest volcano in the solar system ◄

Olympus Mons/Mount Olympus is the highest volcano and mountain the entire solar system, it’ s height (25 km- 82,00 ft ) being three times that of Mount Everest.
It has been known to astronomers since the 19th century long before Mariner 9 went to the orbit around Mars in 1971. The volcano is located in Mars’ western hemisphere and it is a shield volcano similar in morphology to the large volcanoes making up the Islands of Hawaii. Thousands of highly fluid basaltic lava flows that poured out from the vents are responsible for the incredible size of Mount Olympus.

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Rail - Africa's Only Steam

► Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Rail - Africa's Only Steam ◄

The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe was the last remaining continually-operated passenger steam train in Africa, ending operation in June 2009.
The railway was completed in 1928, and links the towns of George and Knysna in the Western Cape, South Africa. The scenic 67-kilometre (42 mi) route hugs the rugged coastline of the Garden Route before ending by crossing a bridge over the lagoon in Knysna.
It was declared an officially preserved railway in 1992, carrying about 40,000 passengers per year at the time. A decade later, it carried 115,000 passengers per year, 70% of whom were foreign tourists.

Longest Word in English

► Longest Word in English ◄

"Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.

The 45-letter word was coined to serve as the longest English word and is the longest word ever to appear in an English language dictionary. It is listed in the current edition of several dictionaries.

Who was behind Volkswagen Beetle?

► Who was behind Volkswagen Beetle? ◄

The idea for the Beetle came from Adolf Hitler, who wanted to mass-produce a car (the peoples car, the Volkswagen) which the average man in the street would be able buy.

A Stuttgart based design company, owned and run by Ferdinand Porsche, in April 1934 was given the important task of
designing this special car which was famously called 'Volkswagen Beetle'.

Photo Courtesy: LIFE Magazine. (Photo of a brand new Volkswagen Beetle with Hitler addressing his people)

Largest private Rolls-Royce fleet - Sultan Of Brunei ◄

► Largest private Rolls-Royce fleet - Sultan Of Brunei ◄

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei is believed to have a private collection of around 500 Rolls-Royces - the largest collection of its kind in the world. During the 1990s, his family accounted for almost half of all Rolls-Royce purchases.

His entire car collection is believed to be worth around $4billion and includes a Porsche Carrera GT, L
amborghini Diablo Jota, Porsche 959, Bugatti EB110, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, Maybach 62, Jaguar XJR-15, six Dauer 962ssix Ferrari FX, the original red show model of the Bentley Continental R, two fully operational versions of the Ferrari Mythos concept car, both of the Ferrari 456 GT Sedans, the only right-hand drive Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR in the world, five McLaren F1s and three Cizeta-Moroder V16T cars. He also possesses a Formula One car as driven by every Formula 1 World Drivers Champion since the 1980 Formula One season.

Great relief for VTU students: High court orders the VTU to remove the Year Back/Carry-Over system

According to the varsity’s rules, engineering students have to clear all the subjects of the first two semesters for admission to the fifth semester

Giving relief to thousands of engineering students across the state, the High Court of Karnataka has clamped an interim stay on the controversial carry over system introduced by the Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU). According to the VTU rules, in order to become eligible for admission to the fifth semester, engineering students in non-autonomous colleges have to clear all the subjects of the first two semesters, and clear all the subjects of the fourth and fifth semester for admission to the seventh semester.
Over hundred students from Bangalore-based engineering colleges approached the HC last week against the VTU’s carry over system. While issuing the order last week, which has come as a setback to VTU, Justice A S Bopanna observed that such systems would jeopardize student’s careers.He ordered the VTU and the engineering colleges affiliated to it to admit all BE students to their respective semesters. 
Various students’ bodies and VTU officials had locked horns ever since the university introduced the carry over system for BE students two years ago. According to the system, at no stage a student can have a backlog of more than four subjects from the previous year.
Advocate for the students, S Arumugham,argued that the fresh semester starts in the first week of August and if the students are not permitted to move on, they would lose their valuable time. He said the students should be allowed to clear the pending subjects in the supplementary exams instead of studying the same semester all over again. Calling the carry over system ultra vires, the petition sought to scrap the discrimination between the autonomous and non autonomous colleges under VTU.
“The HC has also directed the colleges and VTU to conduct ‘makeup examinations’ and one supplementary examination for each year so that students can clear failed subjects within the time fixed by the HC in the interest of justice and equality.”
One of the petitioners, Deepak R, said, “It is not the victory of only Bangalore students, but that of the entire 19,000 students of VTU.”
VTU registrar Prof S A Kori said, “We have not yet received the copy of the court order. We can comment only after going through the details.”
In its , the court issued notice to VTU while at the same time making it clear that the relief granted to the students will be subject to the final disposal of the petition.
The judge noted that the interim order is being granted considering that in the last two years, many such petitions have been filed where students alleged discrimination in the carry over system.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A duck egg had 3 live fish inside it

A duck egg had 3 live fish inside it!

In 2006, biologists from the University of Manchester, found a duck egg in a small pond on a field trip to the French Alps. They noticed something moving inside it, and cracked it open to find three live minnows inside.

The phenomenon left the biologists and several others experts “baffled.” Some of the biologists hypothesize that that the egg fell into the
pond following some kind of predatory attack, but that still doesn’t explain how minnows got to be inside.

The biologists wrote to New Scientist magazine, in the hope that readers could solve the mystery. This is yet another strange but slightly hilarious quirk of nature. Who knows, maybe in a lake miles away, a duck hatched from a fish’s egg.

A place in Uzbekistan is called by locals “The Door to Hell”.


This place in Uzbekistan is called by locals “The Door to Hell”.

It is situated near the small town of Darvaz The story of this place lasts already for 35 years. Once the geologists were
drilling for gas. Then suddenly during the drilling they have found an
underground cavern, it was so big that all the drilling site with all the equipment and camps got deep deep
under the ground. None dared to go down there because the cavern was
filled with gas. So they ignited it so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, it’s burning,already for 35 years without any pause. Nobody knows how many tons of excellent gas has been burned for all
those years but it just seems to be infinite there.

Why do mosquitoes bite us

Why do mosquitoes bite us?

Only female mosquitoes bite. They require a "blood meal" in order to develop eggs to make more mosquitoes. 24 hours or so after hatching, a female mosquito flies off in search of a meal. She homes in on
body warmth, odor moisture and the carbon dioxide we exhale. When she bites, she injects a bit of saliva that slows coagulation so blood flows
freely. It's your body's allergic reaction to the saliva that causes the welt and the itch later on.

Qian Hongyan, who was forced to use half a basketball as her prosthetic body

Qian Hongyan, who was forced to use half a basketball as her prosthetic
body, inspired millions with her Ambition to compete as a swimmer in
the 2012 Paralympics in London. In 2000, Qian Hongyan, was injured
tragically in a car accident when she was only 3 years old. To insure her survival, the doctors were forced to
amputate her legs. Qian's family, living in Zhuangxia, China,was unable to afford
modern prosthetics and instead used half a basketball to get around on. Once on the ball she uses two wooden props to help her move around. She struggled to live her life with a basketball as an underprop,'walking' between school and home by herself. The girl's story is widely reported in the country,and drew the attention of the Ministry of Public Security and China Rehabilitation Research Center.

World’s most expensive Ice Cream

World’s most expensive Ice Cream:
According to media reports, a restaurant in New York City Unit 7, introduced a $ 25,000 Chocolate sundae Ice Cream, break the Guinness World Record for the most expensive dessert.

This Ice Cream loaded with edible Gold goblet, the bottom of the set with 1 carat white Diamond ring 18K Gold jewelry. In addition, users can finish a special Gold decorated with Diamonds spoon to take home.

Engineers Build 50 Gigapixel Camera From 98 Mini Cameras

Engineers Build 50 Gigapixel Camera From 98 Mini Cameras!!

It sounds like the new 50 gigapixel camera from engineers at Duke University and the University of Arizona was a simple, intuitive, Lego-inspired idea: stack 98 cameras on top of each other to make one big camera.

That's the main idea, anyway. What's tough is taking the information from those 98 flashes and organizing it without the camera going up in smoke. That's why it uses about 3 percent of its hardware to do actual camera stuff, while the rest of it goes to wiring that takes the info and gets it to make sense.

The earliest Earthquake detecting device (seismoscope)

The earliest Earthquake detecting device (seismoscope) was invented by the Chinese philosopher Chang Heng
in A.D. 132. It was a large urn on the outside of which were eight dragon
heads facing the eight principal directions of the compass. Below each
dragon head was a toad with its mouth opened toward the dragon.When an earthquake occurred, one or more of the eight dragon-mouths would release a ball into the open
mouth of the toad sitting below. The direction of the shaking determined which of the dragons released its ball.

Johnny Depp holds the record for the largest paycheck for a single movie.

Johnny Depp holds the record for the largest paycheck for a single movie.

In 2011, the iconic actor earned more than $53 million to act in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. This number is incredible and more than many people could hope to make in their life, much less in a single movie.

Previously the highest paycheck for a single movie had gone to Tom Hanks who received $50 million fo
r his part in the Da Vinci Code. Clearly producers though Depp was worth the steep price they paid for his quirky image and unforgettable performances.

Considering the success of the movies Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, it was a cost that paid off at the box office. No one could imagine Pirates of the Caribbean without the slightly mad, but endlessly entertaining Jack Sparrow.

Depp’s $53 million is extremely impressive, but another big player in film salaries is Will Smith. He may not be able to match Depp’s huge check for a single movie, but annually he is the best-paid actor. With all the movies he is in, Will Smith averages $80 million a year in pay.