Saturday, 17 December 2011

Bridgestone's air-free tire concept


The days of flat tires and spares are numbered. Sure, self-inflating tires are all well and good, but don't protect from the darn puncture itself. Similar to Michelin's tweels, Bridgestone has cooked up some air-free concept tires that use a tough but flexible thermoplastic structure that behaves like a normal tire with nary any horizontal force produced. Each wheel is able to support around 150kg, although on a typical electric mobility scooter the load is more likely to approach 50kg. Bridgestone is looking to show off those curved, hypnotic spokes on the retail model, but is still researching how to protect against objects getting lodged inside. Roll over the break to see those spokes in action and imagine a future without puncture repair kits.

The world's slowest FASTEST camera

A team from the MIT media lab has created a camera with a "shutter speed" of one trillion exposures per second -- enabling it to record light itself traveling from one point to another. Using a heavily modified Streak Tube (which is normally used to intensify photons into electron streams), the team could snap a single image of a laser as it passed through a soda bottle. In order to create the slow-motion film in the video we've got after the break, the team had to replicate the experiment hundreds of times. The stop-motion footage shows how light bounces through the bottle, collecting inside the opaque cap before dispersing. The revolutionary snapper may have a fast shutter but the long time it takes to process the images have earned it the nickname of the "the world's slowest fastest camera."

Friday, 2 December 2011

Play Nine Men's Morris Online

In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones - Arundhati Roy, Shahrukh Khan



Set in the 1970s, "In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones" is a funny film of architecture students in their final year of college

The film was part autobiographical with Roy recounting her own experiences of studying in the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, a leading architecture institute in India

In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones is a 1989 Indian TV film. Screenplay by Arundhati Roy (who also acts in the film), directed by Pradip Krishen, and starring Arjun Raina as the title character, along with Roshan Seth and Shahrukh Khan. This film was the recipient of two National Awards in 1989.

Download this movie from any BitTorrent client.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Download complete IRC Codes


Complete IRC (Indian Roads Congress) Published Code books are found here to download.

All books are found in .pdf format.
Click 'here' to download. Check this link regarding the legality - here
Credits: Public.resource.org

Please comment if not working!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Now, contact lens to display emails


London: Imagine reading emails and text messages on your contact lenses which are linked to internet. It may sound a bit utopian, but scientists claim that your imagination could soon turn into a reality. In fact, the futuristic
technology has taken a step nearer, thanks to an international team which claims to have developed a prototype lens that could potentially provide the wearer with hands-free information updates.

The scientists from Washington University in the US and Aalto University in Finland have constructed a computerized contact lens and demonstrated its safety by testing it on live eyes, and there were no signs of adverse side effects. 

At the moment, the contact lens device contains only a single pixel, but the team sees this as a “proof-of-concept” for producing lenses with multiple pixels which, in their hundreds, could be used to display short emails and text messages right before one’s eyes. 

The scientists said the device could overlay computergenerated visual information on to the real world and be of use in gaming devices and navigation systems.
It could also be linked to the user’s body to provide upto-date information on glucose levels, which could prove medically important. 

One major problem to overcome was the fact that the human eye, with its minimum focal distance of several centimetres, cannot resolve objects on a contact lens. 

Any information projected on to the lens would probably appear blurry. 
To combat this, the scientists incorporated a set of Fresnel lenses into the device; these are much thinner and flatter than conventional bulky lenses, and were used to focus the projected image on to the retina.



Scientists at Washington University are a step closer to bringing us all some sweet information displaying contact lenses. The team has been successfully testing prototype lenses on rabbits -- though there are some major caveats here. First, due to limits of circuitry, they can only display a single light-emitting diode at a time. Also, the scientists have yet to figure out a workable energy source -- at present, they need to be within centimeters of a wireless battery. The researchers have big plans, however, including the display of holographic images -- and, no doubt, information about which targets to destroy.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Sri Rama Rajyam - Remake of Lava Kusha

Story:
The director has done a good job by starting the film with the arrival of Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after vanquishing Ravan in Lanka. Rama is now the king of Ayodhya. Under his rule the people are happy and prosperous. Just when everything seems to be going fine, a comment by a washer man makes Rama to send Sita away into the forest. From here the real story of Sri Rama Rajyam begins. Sita is given shelter by Sage Valmiki. He keeps her identity a secret and looks after her as his own daughter. Sita gives birth to Lava and Kusha. Valmiki imparts knowledge to them and also teaches them how to use weapons (Artha Vidya). They also study Ramayana and Valmiki asks them to preach the story across the length and breadth of Ayodhya. At this juncture, Rama plans to conduct Ashwamedha Yagnam for the welfare of the people. What happens next should be seen on-screen.


Analysis:
Sri Rama Rajyam is a feel good film that showcases our ancient culture, heritage and values. The way Bapu managed to make the film into a visual and musical delight is extraordinary. Sri Rama Rajyam has come at a right time and it is hoped that many such films will follow.

Verdict:
Sri Rama Rajyam has many positive things and it is a film that can give you an enriching experience while entertaining you in good measure. We must thank Bapu, Yelamnchali Sai Baba, Mullapudi, Ilayaraja, Balakrishna, ANR and Nayanatara for giving us a wonderful film.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Neha Surie weds Neel Patel



Neha Surie, a daughter of Bhavna Surie and Raman D. Surie of New Delhi, was married Saturday afternoon to Neel Bhaskerrao Patel, a son of Vaishali B. Patel and Dr. Bhasker P. Patel of Melbourne, Fla. Pandit Bhipin Bhatt, a Hindu priest, officiated at the East Ridge Country Club in Shrevepor.



The bride, 30, and the bridegroom, 28, met at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, from which each received an M.B.A.
The bride is a consultant in Arlington, Va., for the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche; she advises government agencies on security and privacy concerns related to computer systems. She graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana. Her father is a professor and the head of the department of physical planning at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi. Her mother teaches physical education at the British School there.
Until September, the bridegroom was a program analyst in Tucson with Raytheon, the military and aerospace equipment manufacturing company; he worked on the development of international missile programs. He graduated from the University of Florida. His father is an internist with Melbourne Internal Medical Associates in Malabar, Fla.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Wikipedia, Wikimedia - The free encyclopedia

Have you ever wondered what is the working staff of the world's #5 website www.wikipedia.org ?

You may not believe, but it is 95 and they just have got around only 700 servers and serves all the brains in the world with knowledge. Why did the founder Jimmy Wales create this wonderful website with free access? He could have earned millions by pricing that knowledge. So, it is our responsibility to encourage this kind of service he offers to the world and appreciate the wikimedia team by donating what you can.

If you really like the service of Wikipedia.org, please go on and donate your share to the team working hard there!   "Let me Donate!"

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Worlds smallest and lightest digital camera

Chobi cam PRO : is the miniature version of the digital camera, also the worlds smallest full-metal body camera.

As examined in November 2011, the only defect in this miniature camera is the shake when you press the shutter button, this is because of the miniature size of the camera.

Size of the camera is compact enough to fit between the fingers of the V-sign (1.2cm thickness 4.3cmx2.1cmxheight H).

You can capture videos of highest resolution 1280x720, and the quality finish is unique to the analog film cameras. You can shoot decent videos without any special filters with artistic taste.
Also 12 mega-pixel shots can be taken with this miniature DSLR camera.

Lastly, the one big thing about this miature camera is that it only cost you $76 (6000 YEN).
For further details and sample videos shot by the camera go here
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Monday, 7 November 2011

How does Torrents work?

Everyone uses torrents to get their desired files downloaded to their PCs, but only few of them are aware of what is a torrent exactly and the working principles of the torrent. Having a full fledged knowledge about a torrent and its working could make sharing more productive. Sharing is the powerful tool in this modern computer science. The future is going to be only cloud computing.

So for those who need to know the working of the torrents, here is some basic explaination.


BitTorrent, Explained. from BitTorrent, Inc. on Vimeo.

(Post your further queries and and addons in comments)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Nippon Electric Glass, "Invisible Glass"

Normal glass reflects around eight percent light. But thanks to Nippon Electric Glass, new invisible glass, an overly reflective surface. 

This new variety only rebounds 0.5 percent of light, dramatically reducing the luminous reflectance to around 0.1 percent or lower.

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Trio of Microsoft Projectors

Three new futuristic projector designs from the microsoft research team. And this time its handheld trio.

The palm-friendly devices, split up into camera, room and SLAM models, incorporate pico projectors, coaxial IR cameras, inertial measurement units (IMUs) and the company'sKinect (for the latter two only) to project augmented visions onto surrounding surfaces. If you've been honing your shadow puppetry game over the years, that oft-used skill's about to get very useful. The environmentally aware (no, not the Go Green! kind) systems allow for shadow- and touch-based interaction with the CG overlays, offering pinch functionality, icon selection and even painting -- don't worry, it's definitely removable. This neat tech hat trick could one day soon spare you a trip to IKEA, letting you test out potential decorative pieces from the comfort of your home.

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How to cook or boil Rice

I recently bought an induction stove along with my roommates in here, but our major problem is that we were never exposed to cooking clearly.
Most wanted item in our wish list was rice, but none of had an idea of how to cook some rice!
So we found answer to our quest here - this is really really really helpful for those who are new to cooking like us students staying away from home.


Monday, 31 October 2011

Steve Jobs and India



So we all know that Steve Jobs' backpacking trip around India, as a 19-year old in search of Neem Karoli Baba and enlightenment, didn't really go off all that well. The 1996 unauthorized biography, iCon by Young & Simon (a book which considerably upset the late Apple co-founder) sums it up thus:

The whole experience in India had been intense and disturbing. It had been entirely different from anything Jobs had expected, anything he had known in booming Silicon Valley. But it had not been the answer. The inner fire wasn't satisfied.



In fact some have gone on to make the suggestion - a rather tenuous one in my opinion - that Jobs' experiences with dirt, lice, dysentery, deprivation, hunger and general despair were responsible for his never taking India seriously as a business opportunity. However, we now finally have official confirmation from Walter Isaacson's official biography (I just got my Kindle edition this morning) titled Steve Jobs, that "experiential prajna, wisdom or cognitive understanding that is intuitively experienced through concentration of the mind" was his greatest learning from India.

Mind you, Jobs was very skeptical of spiritual mumbo-jumbo of the kind dished out to gullible tourists and not very impressed with godmen, whom he mostly thought of as impostors. His real respect seems to be for the common man, as evident from this excerpt:

Years later, sitting in his Palo Alto garden, he reflected on the lasting influence of his trip to India:

"Coming back to America was, for me, much more of a cultural shock than going to India. The people in the Indian countryside don't use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead, and their intuition is far more developed than in the rest of the world. Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion. That's had a big impact on my work."



So there you have it. He may have not particularly enjoyed many aspects of his stay here, but he was willing to acknowledge that one of his most admired qualities - the stuff that made him be seen as a genius - had its roots in our very own backyard. But there is a caveat - and I say this only because we have a tendency as a people to gloat over this fantastic aspect of our cultural legacy and use it to justify everything from driving like maniacs to 'voluntary corruption'. Steve Jobs did not say that this was the ONLY way of thinking. The great synthesizer of other people's ideas that he was, Jobs found his own way to combine the philosophies of East and West, as he explains to Isaacson here:

Western rational thought is not an innate human characteristic; it is learned and is the great achievement of Western Civilization. In the villages of India, they never learned it. They learned something else, which is in some ways just as valuable but in other ways is not. That's the power of intuition and experiential wisdom. Coming back after seven months in Indian villages, I saw the craziness of the Western world as well as its capacity for rational thought.


Friday, 28 October 2011

Earn more on your savings bank account


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday deregulated savings bank deposit interest rates, leaving it to the banks to offer whatever they want.

Till now, savings bank accounts fetched 4% per annum. The RBI said each bank will have to offer a uniform interest rate on savings deposits up to Rs 1 lakh, irrespective of the amount in the account within this limit. For savings account deposits over Rs 1 lakh, a bank may provide differential rates of interest, if it so chooses.
However, there should not be any discrimination from customer to customer on interest rates for similar amount of deposit, the RBI ordered — so expect more interest rate slabs to come up based on the size of deposits.

Analysts said banks with less ‘CASA’ or current account-savings account deposits with them will offer more interest rates. By Tuesday evening, Yes Bank, which has only 3% CASA deposits, announced it will offer 6% interest rate on savings accounts to lure retail customers.

Among the big banks, a lot depends on what the State Bank of India does as that will set the tone for the market. “If SBI does not necessarily increase the savings deposit rate then I do not see the savings deposit rate going up across the industry,” said Suresh Ganapathy, head of financial research team at Macquarie Securities.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

"Ever" Fresh Readymade Food


Good News for Food Lovers, Busy Couples, Bachelors, Employees already Established/New Establishments of Small Food Outlets, parcel centers, curry points, bandiwla’s,mess/caterers, food joints and established/ New Hotels

No cooking, No kitchen is required for you, “Everfresh”Delisious Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian biryani, rice, fry and curries readymade packets are available with advanced technology which gives you up to *1 year shelf life, without refrigeration.

For more details go to www.amoghafoods.com

Friday, 14 October 2011

Beam Fiber / Beam Telecom : Hyderabad



Beam Fiber which was earlier know as Beam Telecom is a local ISP for Hyderabad & Secundrabad in AP India, has just revamped there broadband plans is now offering an insane speed of 10 Mbps for just Rs 1,000 and they have  other competitive plans that offer speed upto 20 Mbps.
Beam has become the fist ISP to offer crazy insane speeds of 10Mbps at affordable pricing of just Rs 1,000 / month mind you this is an unlimited broadband plan but there is an FUP clause of 30 GB in this plan and after crossing the FUP limit you get downgraded to 2 Mbps which according to me is fine, coz at this rate other big National ISP are not even offering around 1 Mbps which is quite shameful and Beam new pricing is a slap on their face.

For details about plans visit www.beamtele.com

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Telangana rail roko postponed to October 15


The Telangana Joint Action Committee (T-JAC) chairman M. Kodandaram announced on Tuesday that the three-day rail roko called by his organisation on October 12 to 14 had been deferred. It would now be organised in the Telangana region from October 15 to 17, he told reporters here.

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Accordingly, the South Central Railway declared that all train services would run as per their original schedule on October 12, 13 and 14. It announced scrapping of the changes informed on Monday evening in the pattern of train services and also withdrew the travel advisory to the passengers. (taken from http://www.thehindu.com)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Aakash : Worlds cheapest Android tablet in India exclusively for Students


Starting at Rs.3000/-, its the worlds cheapest Android enabled tablet recently launched in India. 

The tablet, which costs about as much as a pair of shoes, features a 7-inch touchscreen, 32 GB of storage, 256 MB of RAM, and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. Aakash comes pre-loaded with a few apps, but it's not an app platform since it can't access the Android Marketplace. The tablet's 2100 mAh battery will last between two to three hours, but Aakash has been extensively tested in hot 118 degree Fahrenheit conditions to replicate summers in northern India.

The Indian government will give away 100,000 free Aakash tablets during its launch period. The first 500 tablets have already been released, but have received mixed reviews. Some complain the tablets are slow, but when a tablet costs $35, you get what you pay for performance-wise.

"Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works," said Steve Jobs, the late co-founder and chairman of Apple.

By offering a cheap tablet to its citizens, the Indian government is following in the steps of Jobs and Apple. It was never about the money for Jobs; his wish was to put his technology in everyone's hands, not just those who could afford it. The Indian government may not be close to producing an iPad, and Aakash may not play movies or Angry Birds, but any tablet is better than no tablet for most people.

You can visit Akash at Google Moderator to know the pros & cons of the product in detail.


(Now are you wondering how to buy Akash Tablet? Then you need to visit www.aakash-tablet.com)