Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SMS on the way to US!

Its rare to see teenagers without their mobiles! Now a days we can see many offers as rate cutter, booster pack.. it goes on.. and ppl are addicted to sms.

Americans for the first time send text messages more than they phoned! The average subscriber’s volume of text messages has shot upward by 64 percent, while the average number of calls has dropped slightly!

Spike in messaging to the spread of QWERTY-style keypads, whose users send 54 percent more text messages than those with ordinary keypads. Phone companies are encouraging users to text by offering large or unlimited text-messaging bundles.

Teenagers ages 13 to 17 are by far the most prolific texters, sending or receiving 1,742 messages a month! By contrast, 18-to-24-year-olds average 790 messages. A separate study of teenagers with cellphones found that 42 percent of them claim that they can write text messages while blindfolded!

Windows for molecular signals!

Researchers seem to have uncovered key insights into the origins of depression, schizophrenia and insomnia, by examining the unlikeliest of candidates: WORMS!

The eyeless microscopic worm known as C. elegans that shies away from certain kinds of light have restored normal levels of movement in them to ultraviolet light! The light reaction to a tiny molecular sensor encoded by a gene they named LITE-1. This sensor doesn't resemble any other light sensors previously discovered.

This have paved a way that organisms can sense light, distinct from the previously known light-sensing mechanism used in the eye.It will be interesting to see whether the LITE-1 light-sensing mechanism will also lead to new insights into human sensory perception!

In spite of 35 years of intensive research by hundreds of labs studying these eyeless worms, no one had discovered that they can respond robustly to light.Although humans lack this ultraviolet light sensor, a window for understanding how the molecular signals in our nerve cells allow them to talk to one another to produce perceptions, behaviours, learning and memory!It will be a tool as we can use to solve the mysteries of nerve cell communication and could ultimately help us understand the biology of everything from sleep and memory to depression!

Monday, September 29, 2008


Traffic!! jam!! we can walk along the pavement instead of getting packed in buses and the vehicles too move like a snail!!oh what a traffic! rush in buses.. Any idea to reduce this traffic at peak hours other than metro rail??

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Your name in space!

Very excited to see your name in space?

NASA has created a website "Send Your Name Around the Earth" enabling everyone to take part in the science mission and place their names on the agency's Glory satellite for years to come! Just click on the link below and submit the form and float your name in space! You will receive a printable certificate from NASA and have your name recorded on a microchip that will become part of the spacecraft.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cooling of our Solar system!

"Reduced solar activity leads to the cooling of Earth's upper atmosphere and if Earth's upper atmosphere is cooler then there is less drag up there on satellites and this means we are left with much more debris up there - which is also something astronauts have to look out for"..

The Ulysses mission is a co-operative venture between the US space agency and the European Space Agency (Esa). Launched by the shuttle in 1990, it was the first satellite to study the space environment above and below the Sun's poles.

It samples the solar wind and solar magnetic field as it circles the star in a six-year orbit that also carries it out to Jupiter and back.

But the harsh conditions of space are now slowly taking their toll on the spacecraft.

Ulysses' main transmitter no longer works and it is struggling to put enough power into its heating systems. With the satellite currently moving away from the Sun, it is gradually getting colder; and engineers expect the hydrazine fuel used in its thrusters to freeze very soon.

The entire Sun is blowing significantly less hard - about 20-25% less hard - than it was during the last solar minimum 10-15 years ago!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Princess in the sky!

Yesterday while i was peeping through the window, saw a man who was searching for something in the sky!I was wondering whether any UFO or meteor showers!!With this excitation i came out to checkout the sky.. WOW..
Such a beautiful giant wheel up in the sky! It was like a fort guarding the moon king!

I was just admiring at the works of nature.. How was the fort built? Its actually the frozen clouds up in the sky!!Light reflecting through the moisture of thin clouds produces the rings around the moon. This is called as a "halo".I was remembering these lines with my eyes capturing the stunning look of moon,

The Princess, looks regal in her gown
She'll greet everyone on a royal trip through town-
She'll smile and wave at everyone and blow a kiss at you,
Because she knows you're special! :)

Birth of Chip!

It was on 12th September,in the year 1958, the Nobel laureate Jack Kilby invented this Micro chip. He showed a piece of germanium with an oscilloscope attched, pressed a switch and there his work comes, the oscilloscope showed continuous sine waves intimating the birth of the microchip!

Jack St. Clair Kilby was born in 1923 in Great Bend, Kan.

Kilby was interested in radio tubes while listening to big band radio. He did his electrical engineering from the universities of Illinois and Wisconsin, and began his career in 1947,developing ceramic-based, silk-screened circuits for electronic products.His invention of Microchip laid the foundation for the Information Technology and now it has turned 50 years! :)

“TI(Texas Instruments) was the only company that agreed to let me work on electronic component miniaturization more or less full time, and it turned out to be a great fit,” Kilby wrote in an autobiography for the Nobel Committee in 2000, the year he won the prize for physics.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


September 10!
International Suicide Prevention Day(ISPD)
Life is sometimes colorful and sometimes it goes miserable. Its not the same always, where we get crescent or no moon, but we are sure to get full moon!

When one finds the life vexed up to the core.. Just divert your mind. Boost up your confidence level. Develop the attitude that you can succeed in your life in your own style.First and foremost thing is avoid LONELINESS. Be with your friends. Talk with trusted ones. Find some time with your friends.Just have some conversation with kids, then you will sure love to spend time with them. If you think thats going to take some time, take a paper, scribble whatever you think and pour down your feelings then think of your well wisher, will they be able to live without you??
Just think about this, how will they survive in your absence??Will they not go mad??So don't ever take the decision of suicide. Please never ever think about this.

Suicide prevention is everyone's responsibility. We are born as humans, which is the superior power in Earth compared to non-living and living creatures. So live it and make others life happy by leading your life happy.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Google vs Microsoft!

Birthday wishes to Google!

Here are some of the cool comparisons..
Google’s age: 10
Microsoft’s age: 33

Google’s revenue in the last 4 quarters: $19.6 billion
Microsoft’s revenue in the last 4 quarters: $60.4 billion

Microsoft’s revenue at age 10: $140 million
($279 million in today’s dollars)

Google’s revenue per hour in the last 4 quarters: $2.2 million
Microsoft’s revenue per hour in the last 4 quarters: $6.9 million

Google net income in the last 4 quarters: $4.85 billion
Microsoft’s net income in the last 4 quarters: $17.6 billion

Google employees, as of June 30th: 19,604
Microsoft employees, as of May 31st: 89,809

Google’s revenue per employee: $1 million
Microsoft revenue per employee: $672,000

Market value of Google: $142 billion
Market value of Microsoft: $241 billion

Number of tech companies with a market value larger than Google’s: 3 (Microsoft, I.B.M. and Apple, in that order)

Worldwide searches on Google in July: 48.7 billion
Worldwide searches on Microsoft in July: 2.3 billion

Worldwide searches per hour on Google in July: 65 million
Worldwide searches per hour on Microsoft in July: 3.1 million

Metro Rails!

Awaiting for the 2014!

I love to travel in train! Yuhoo..

In 2014 i 'll be catching a train instead of a bus or anyother to nearer places,the day where there will be no much waiting to cross the signal after 5th slot! no more sweatings, can start just before one hour or so to reach our destination! oh then may be, i have to wait in a long queue for train tickets!!!! how about a train pass! :)
But still the journey to 2014 frightens me a lot! How we are going to tackle that?? Confused??

Actually traffic jam are worse at peak hours and its worst in the areas that are under flyover constructions.Now what will be the condition when it comes for the metro rail construction?! At the same time many of the trees will be shedding their lives.. :( okay as a citizen we can plant atleast 5 saplings.. around our home, then near the grounds, parks,if they permit then in temples, and we can encourage kids in doing this..So that we can enjoy the Oxygen as well as garnish our cities! Welcoming the metro rail with a red carpet in the green field!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fuelling Idea factory!

How Google fuels the idea factory? In a recent interview CEO Eric Schmidt told ..
Innovation comes from places that you don't expect.You have to have a set of necessary conditions for innovation to occur. To start with, you have to listen to people. Innovation has nothing to do with downturns.

If you're the employee and I'm the manager, and I sit down and say, "Our product's late, and you screwed up, and you gotta work on this really hard," you can legally say to me, "I will give you everything I've got, 80% of [my time]."

The best programming team is a "telephone call," which is two people, you and I, programming together. The second-best programming team is, everybody fits into a single room.

This is how the google fuels the idea factory and all the best to the Chrome web browser..

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Beware of Spam!

ImageShack is a photo and imaging portal with photography tools and news.It lets people upload different types of photo formats, including Flash files(.swf). The flash files can be used for animated graphics and can also be used to automatically redirect people to other Web sites. Now one of the threating aspect, Spammers are abusing free Web services to make their spam links look more legitimate.. Spammers upload a Flash file then copy the link for that file which comes from ImageShack's domain in a spam message. If the link is followed, the Flash file redirects the victim to a spam site!

Here the spammers have an advantage over the anti-spam software as it scans the links in e-mail and block those e-mails with suspicious-looking ones. But ImageShack's domain is considered to have a good reputation, so messages won't be blocked.
Google's Picasa photo service and Yahoo's Flickr don't allow Flash files. But still Spammers use Picasa to host images, which are then incorporated into spam messages!

Is a message spam?

To find out whether the message you got is spam, check out this.
From the header or batch of information that shows where an e-mail came from and the path it followed will be helpful if it came from a domain that has been prone to abuse and subsequently blocked.

Plasma Vs LCD!


The display itself consists of cells.
Within each cell two glass panels are separated by a narrow gap in which neon-xenon gas is injected and sealed in plasma form during the manufacturing process. The gas is electrically charged at specific intervals when the Plasma set is in use. The charged gas then strikes red, green, and blue phosphors, thus creating a television image. Each group of red, green, and blue phosphors is called a pixel.
It employs the burning of phosphors to generate an image, thereby suffers heat generation and screen-burn of static images.


LCD panels are made of two layers of transparent material, which are polarized, and are "glued" together. One of the layers is coated with a special polymer that holds the individual liquid crystals. Current is then passed through individual crystals, which allow the crystals to pass or block light to create images. LCD crystals do not produce their own light, so an external light source, such as florescent bulb is needed for the image created by the LCD to become visible to the viewer.

Since there are no phosphors that light up like plasma, less power is need for operation and the light source generates less heat than a Plasma or traditional television. Also, there is no radiation emitted from the screen itself.

Advantages of plasma

1. Larger screen size availability.

2. Better contrast ratio and ability to render deeper blacks.

3. Better color accuracy and saturation.

4. Better motion tracking.

Disadvantages of plasma over LCD

1. More susceptible to burn-in of static images.

2. Generate more heat than LCD s.

3. Does not perform as well at higher altitudes.

4. Shorter display life span (9 years) than LCD.

Fill it up with Air!!

The ultimate fuel-efficient car! Achieve a fuel economy of 106 miles per gallon!

New York-based Zero Pollution Motors,will deliver its first model of this air-concept car in 2010 at a price tag of less than $18,000. Mr.Shiva Vencat is the vice president of MDI and CEO of Zero Pollution Motors.

The car will work similar to a locomotive mechanism, except compressed air, not steam, will move the engine's pistons. Whether the engine uses just air or both air and fuel would depend on how fast the six-seater car is going. It would run purely on compressed air at speeds less than 35 mph. Above 35 mph, there is an external combustion system, a heater that uses a little bit of gasoline or biofuel or ethanol or vegetable oil that will heat the air. Heating the air increases its volume, and by increasing its volume, it increases the car's range. Thereby with one gallon of gasoline or its equivalent we are able to make over 100 mpg! The on-board compressor would refill the air tank while the car is running, or the owners could refill it by plugging it into a power outlet for four hours.

India's largest automaker,Tata motors have announced an agreement with MDI last year to further develop and refine the technology.

Happy Vinayaga Chadurthi..

108 Names of Lord Ganesha

AkhurathOne who has mouse as his charioteer

Alampata Ever eternal lord

Amit Incomparable lord

AnantachidrupamayamInfinite and consciousness personified

AvaneeshLord of the whole world

AvighnaRemover of obstacles

BalaganapatiBeloved and lovable child

BhalchandraMoon-crested lord

BheemaHuge and Gigantic

BhupatiLord of the gods

BhuvanpatiGod of the gods

BuddhinathGod of wisdom

BudhipriyaKnowledge bestower

BhudhividhataGod of knowledge

ChaturbhujOne who has four arms

DevadevaLord of all lords

DevantakanashakarinDestroyer of evils and asuras

DevarataOne who accepts all gods

DevendrashikaProtector of all gods

DharmikOne who gives charity

DhoomravarnaSmoke-Hued lord

DurjaInvincible lord

DvaimaturaOne who has two mothers

EkaaksharaHe of the single syllable

EkadantaSingle-Tusked lord

EkadrishtaSingle-Tusked lord

EshanputraLord Shiva’s son

GadadharaOne who has the mace as his weapon

GajakarnaOne who has eyes like an elephant

GajananaElephant-Faced lord

GajananetiElephant-Faced lord

GajavakraTrunk of the elephant

GajavaktraOne who has mouth like an elephant

GanadhakshyaLord of all Ganas (Gods)

GanadhyakshinaLeader of all the celestial bodies

GanapatiLord of all Ganas (Gods)

GaurisutaThe son of Gauri (Parvati)

GuninaOne who is the master of all virtues

HaridraOne who is golden colored

HerambaMother’s Beloved son

KapilaYellowish-Brown coloured

KaveeshaMaster of poets

KrtiLord of music

KripaluMerciful lord

KrishapingakshaYellowish-Brown eyed

KshamakaramThe place of forgiveness

KshipraOne who is easy to appease

LambakarnaLarge-Eared lords

LambodaraThe huge bellied lord

MahabalaEnormously strong lord

MahaganpatiOmnipotent and supreme lord

MaheshwaramLord of the universe

MangalamurtiAll auspicious lord

ManomayWinner of hearts

MrityunjayaConqueror of death

MundakaramaAbode of happiness

MuktidayaBestower of eternal bliss

MushikvahanaOne who has mouse as charioteer

NadapratithishtaOne who appreciates and loves music

NamasthetuVanquisher of all evils and vices and sins

NandanaLord Shiva’s son

NideeshwaramGiver of wealth and treasures

OmkaraOne who has the form of OM

PitambaraOne who has yellow-colored body

PramodaLord of all abodes

PrathameshwaraFirst among all

PurushThe omnipotent personality

RaktaOne who has red-colored body

RudrapriyaBeloved of lord Shiva

SarvadevatmanAcceptor of all celestial offerings

SarvasiddantaBestower of skills and wisdom

SarvatmanProtector of the universe

ShambhaviThe son of Parvati

ShashivarnamOne who has a moon like complexion

ShoorpakarnaLarge-eared Lord

ShubanAll auspicious lord

ShubhagunakananOne who is the master of all virtues

ShwetaOne who is as pure as the white colour

SiddhidhataBestower of success and accomplishments

SiddhipriyaBestower of wishes and boons

SiddhivinayakBestower of success

SkandapurvajaElder brother of Skanda (Lord Kartik)

SumukhaAuspicious face

SureshwaramLord of all lords

SwaroopLover of beauty


UddandaNemesis of evils and vices

UmaputraThe son of goddess Uma (Parvati)

VakratundaCurved trunk lord

VaraganapatiBestower of boons

VarapradaGranter of wishes and boons

VaradavinayakaBestower of Success

VeeraganapatiHeroic lord

VidyavaridhiGod of wisdom

VighnaharaRemover of obstacles

VignahartaDemolisher of obstacles

VighnarajaLord of all hindrances

VighnarajendraLord of all obstacles