Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Farming in Mars Mission

Greatest challenging in manned mission to MARS is to supply food for the entire trip to the astronauts. Now the scientist plans to provide Hi tech “kitchen garden” for the trip where astronauts can grow their own food. The kitchen garden can produce salad and vegetables that needed for their daily diet.

Total amount of food needed for one astronaut for the entire trip is about 3,175 kilograms. It cost very high to carry food for every astronaut. NASA plan to adopt bio-regenrative system that will grow crops in space.

This is totally different from the present scenario of food processing in space shuttle and International Space Station. Nasa excepts to launch its first manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.

Hope they will take some food for Martians too.

Mobile free trip

Today’s Technology is strongly wired with us, W fear disconnecting from them. Everyone is hooked with their smart phones to check their mail, status of their ex-Girlfriend and many more. There are people who are pride to say that they used to have their mobile phones next to their head while sleeping. Despite this madness, there are few young people who want to disconnect from this chaos for little time. In India, “the peaceful trip” becomes popular where people used to take a small vacation leaving their mobile and laptop in their home. Rachel Anna Varghese, a corporate trainee went to a trip to Pudhucherry from Chennai. “It was a 3-day trip and four of us decided to completely stay off technology. When my phone went missing, I was initially restless, but eventually I didn’t care,” says Rachel to Times of India.
It is very tough for many people to disconnect with their mobile but when they are experimenting this they feel a weight was lifted from their shoulder. The most important thing one can get during this “peaceful trip” is the sleep they lost. Placing the mobile by their side while sleeping while not just affect by the radiation but also affects the sleep cycle. Dr. Badrinath Rao says if our sleep cycles are affected it will have considerable damage to our respiration rate, oxygen intake. It causes the muscular fatique and reduces concentration.
It will be terrifying sometimes but it is worth giving a try.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Underwater

The huge underground river has been discovered by the team led by Indian scientist, Dr. Valiya Hamza. The river is believed to be flowing some 13000 ft below the mighty Amazon River in Brazil. The river is named as “Hamza” and it is believed it is about 6,000 km long covering the total surface of the Amazon. The thermal information provided by the Brazil National observatory helped the researchers to identify the movement of water 13,000 ft under the Amazon. The flow of Hamza is about 3000 cubic meters per second. The researcher claims that the river has its origin from the region Acre and reaches the sea at Foz do Amazonas flowing through the basins of rivers Solimes, Amazona and island Marajo.

National Observatory says “It is likely that this river is responsible for the low level of salinity in the waters around the mouth of the Amazon.”
However it takes at least 3 to 4 years to confirm the subterranean flow of the river “Hamsa.”


International teams of scientist from Australia, Italy, Germany, Britain and US have discovered a planet “made of diamonds”. They reported to the Journal Science that they have unearthed a massive star in the Milky Way which is transformed into a small planet mostly consist of precious rock. They discovered a star called Pulsar and followed up their discovery using a telescope at Cheshire observatory. Pulsar is a small star which as the diameter of ten miles and emits radio waves. The diamond planet is the remains of the original star. The planet is very small and too close to the pulsar, if it is bit bigger it would have been ripped off by the gravitational pull of the Pulsar. It rotates more than 10,000 times per minute and has mass about 1.4 times of the sun. The scientist also claimed that the planet may be made up of carbon and oxygen because if the star is made up of hydrogen and helium it would be too big. The density shows that the material is likely to be crystalline which is similar to diamond.

“This remnant is likely to be largely carbon and oxygen, because a star made of lighter elements like hydrogen and helium would be too big to fit the measured orbiting times,” said research team member Michael Keith of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia.
This discovery will rise the dream of inter galactic journey for mining the precious stone. Anyhow the journey to the Diamond planet with present technology takes many light years. The cost of the diamond found in the world will be much cheaper than mining them from the far away planet.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Top 10 Wrong Ideas About PHP

Top 10 Wrong Ideas About PHP

1. PHP is not a compiled language (it is interpreted)

2. PHP cannot do X (access memory, control hardware devices, or some unusual purpose)

3. PHP cannot do something that can be done in language X

4. PHP is only for Web development

5. PHP is controlled by only one company (Zend)

6. PHP documentation is bad or insufficient

7. PHP projects are not reusable because they are not Object Oriented

8. PHP is worse than Ruby On Rails, Python Django, X language Framework

9. PHP is not good for high performance scalable Web sites or applications

10. PHP developers are cheaper because they are not qualified

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Brahma(Creator) Writing on Forehead

In Hinduism there is a belief that each person has the “creator writing” on his/her forehead. Recently one researcher has found part of skulls which has the creator writing on it. The language is called as Bhrammi in Hinduism. There is no burial of dead body in Hinduism they used to burn them to ash. So only small parts of the skull was got and there were creator’ writing which could not be understood. In Christianity they call this as the judgment day for the soul after death.
There are various beliefs in these writings for example if the writing is cross then the person will not live long and if the writing is straight then the person lives long. Other perspectives are unknown.
You may think it is a hoax but many believe this “forehead writing” by God in Hinduism. But of course there is a question rises whether the human being of all religion has this forehead writing or only person belong to Hinduism will have this forehead written?. If it is going to be only Hindus fore head written then what about if a Hindu converts to a Christian or to any other religion?. Some may believe this is just a fairy tale but many people believe that fore head writing relates to the activities we have done in our past life.
Whatever I read about this somewhere in Internet and also collected few pictures over google. Here are some Believe it or Not

Anna Hazare 'n Jan Lok Pal Bill

10 things to know about Anna Hazare 'n Jan Lok Pal Bill.. !

1. Who is Anna Hazare?

An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What's so special about him?

He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what?

This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.

In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok,...?

This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?

He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible?

He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

8. It's an entirely new thing right..?

In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?

The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.

Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?

A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?

Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.

Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

10. Ok, got it. What can I do?

At least we can spread the message. How?

Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.

At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India.

At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.

At least we can pray for his good health.

Thinking Machine

IBM Corp and 100 researchers spent some $41 million in studying and building chips which can process data as human do. Those chips can now be used in PCs and supercomputers so it will be available in the market soon. The prototypes provide importance of parallel processing and crunching of large data. So far the chips are tested by playing pong and steering a simulated car through a maze. It will take at least a decade to incorporate them into the regular gadgets.

Google will fill in your search box based on few keystrokes which is a narrow mimicry what human brain is capable. Computers can learn like human but it is not enough to think like human brain. This research has made a significant step in combining the brain science and computer.
Giulio Tononi, a professor of psychiatry says “It is not important what the chips are doing, but how they are doing it”.

Aiming for Stars

“If you want to have a hobby, why cannot it be designing an interstellar spacecraft?” said Andreas Tziolas, who teaches at University of Alaska.

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced an award of $500,000 for the organization which technically, sociology and ethically send human to another star. The $500k is just initial money to conduct research. The magnitude of such research will take a century. DARPA- NASA has silently started this “100-Year Starship Study” with a three day public symposium. This doesn't alone consist of rocket technology but also legal, religious, philosophical concerns and most important thing is to inspire the public to support this costly vision. This plan has generated a buzz among the people who dream of space travel. This dream has never died and this will fuel their science fiction dream in designing spacecraft that could travel across stars.
This will be the most expensive vision in the world !!.

Skin the Culprit?

Tar residue which is banned in the cosmetics has caused the death of the Egyptian queen who lived 3500 years ago. German University student who made a research on the Hatsheput’s family who ruled upper Egypt in 15th century BC concludes that Hathshepsut’s family suffered from weird skin disease and Queen Hatshepsut had tried mixture of palm, turmeric, polyunsaturated fats and tar residue to get rid of the disease. But this led to her death. The flask which belongs to the Queen Hatshepsut had various mixture mentioned above.

University says, “It has long been known that Hatshepsut’s family suffered from skin complaints” and analysis of the contents of the flask revealed a mixture of palm and nutmeg oil, along with other polyunsaturated fats known to bring relief to people suffering from skin complaints such as psoriasis.”

Queen would have not died instantly but developed cancer by using tar residue. Now we know what caused the queen to get cancer.

Ancestors ate Tandoori Chicken!!

Cooking is not the modern day occurrence claims evolutionary biologist, Chris Organ from Harvard University. The scientists have discovered evidence which shows that humans lived 1.9 million years ago had ate their first cooked meal. The tooth size and feeding behavior of extinct primates and hominids are analyzed with the modern Human which concluded it was common that Homoerectus have cooked their food.

Chris Organ says “We see a dramatic shift in the tooth size of Homo erectus, which means it, was likely responding to a history already of eating cooked and processed food.”

This may look it is not a big discovery to Cook and Process the food but doing so will save lots of time and stored food may be used during the famine. So Homoerectus may have other jobs to do other than hunting food for the whole day which is usually done by other mammals. Processing and storing food shows that our ancestors had knowledge in famine, cyclone or any other seasonal issues.

Organ concluded saying “If you’re cooking your food you have many more hours of your day free since you don’t have to eat as much to get your daily requirements”.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Modern Science to Paralyze Sachin’s Bat!!!

England team has claimed that it had used a mathematician's modern technology to keep Sachin Tendulkar's bat silent in the Test series against the Indian cricket team. A Team analyst, Nathan Leamon used a computer stimulator which shows that Tendulkar gets first 50 runs from onside.

“We feed into the simulator information about pitches and the 22 players who might play and it plays the game a number of times and tells us likely outcomes.” Leamon was quoted as saying in a British newspaper.

So England has thrown 261 balls to Tendulkar in the test series out of which 254 balls was pitched outside his off stump, six have been in the line of the stump and one beyond the leg stump. This has not only prevented Sachin from getting his “century in century” but also made him to score very less. Leamon who is called as “Numbers” by English players has fragmented the target area of the pitch into 20 blocks which is 100cm x 15cm using his software. This provided the England players better knowledge of where to pitch the ball against the particular opponent.
But this is not really an issue to the little master as he scored 90+ in his last test match of the series thereby busted the “Computer simulation”.
Gavasker as commented that England's discovery was not a “Rocket Science”. Since most of them know that Sourav Ganguly used to play on the off-side than on-side whereas Sachin's Bat has a round top grip this gives him natural advantage of playing on the onside

Gavasakar quoted “So it's no rocket science. I'm glad it took the world to discover Tendulkar's style after he has nearly 15,000 Test runs under his belt.”