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Friday, 27 February 2015

What If I Die on Mars?!! #Mars_One

July 20th, 1969 Apollo 11 landed on moon carrying a 3 member crew and it became the "Giant leap for mankind". Now after approximately 4 decades Man is planning to land on the Red Planet of our solar system, first crew's expected launching date is in 2024. But, those will go will never return to Earth! See this short video by the Guardian



9th September, 2013 application Mars One selection program was closed and a total of 2,02,586 applications were submitted mainly from these countries.
1. USA (24%)
2. India (10%)
3. China (6%)
4. Brazil (5%)
5. Britain, Canada, Russia and Mexico (4%)


Medically cleared candidates were interviewed, and 50 men and 50 women from the total pool of 660 from around the world were selected to move on to the third round of the astronaut selection process:.

39 from the Americas
31 from Europe
16 from Asia
7 from Africa
7 from Oceania


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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Portland Now Generates Electricity from Turbines Installed in City Water Pipelines: #Infinite_Energy


Who says energy crisis may decrease our living standards, at least not till these Innovative minds keeps on developing the solution for these crisis. Similar example of this king of innovation is presented in the Oregon's (U.S.) largest city Portland. Where the new scheme of generating electricity with water running inside the Water pipelines.


The city has collaborated with a company named Lucid Energy to generate clean electricity from the water flowing inside the water pipelines under the streets. The city has replaced all the existing pipelines with Lucid Energy pipes containing 42 inches turbines. So, as the water flows through the Lucid Energy pipes the water hits the turbines and turbines starts spinning and attached generators produces powers which then feed energy back to the city's electrical grid.

This Electric Energy project is known as “Conduit 3 Hydroelectric Project” the project will be running up in full capacity in March this year.

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Source: GOOD

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Loose Your things Easily #Pixie_Points will now locate them. #Augumented_Reality


Most of us loose things easily like Keys, remote or even our tablets, but now Pixie Points offer us a very nice solution to find our lost things easily. They use Smartphone's camera to locate tagged objects in a actual pictures of your surroundings. The system is claimed capable of tracking down "pixified" objects, which are marked with a bold X, to within a few inches of their location.

The Pixie Point sensor tag having water drop shape when attached to the remote or anything you don't want to loose, becomes pixified. Any pixified object can communicate with your smartphone with the Augmented Reality App. Also that object can communicate with other pixified objects. The free iOS/Android app is able to use a secure network to precisely triangulate an object's coordinates within a 30 - 150 ft (10 - 45 m) range.



That means if you can find your remote control which is under the sofa seat then you will see a X-mark at the sofa seat. The app creates an AG reality map of every tagged object making it possible to see everything at once.

If you have lost something beyond the range of 150 ft. then you will be notified it's last known location which indeed is a very nice feature. The company has spent 2 years on meeting the accuracy levels of few inches.

Another nice feature of the pixie app is that we can create a checklists of all the tagged items you need when going on a vacation. Example when leaving for the office you need to verify that everything is in your laptop bag, the app will alert you if anything is missing Each Pixie Point tag has dimensions of 47 x 35 x 3.2 mm (1.8 x 1.3 x 0.1 in) and a lifetime of 18 months. The developers say that in order to keep the Pixie Points as thin as possible, a non-replaceable battery is used. When the internal battery runs low, the app will inform the user and the tag can be disposed of and replaced.
Check out this video demo:



A single packet with four Pixie Points can currently be pre-ordered for US$39.95, while a 12 Pixie Point packet costs $109.85. Shipping begins in the (Northern Hemisphere) summer.

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Smartphone Heating: This may be the solution. #ThermalImaging


Researchers have developed a new temperature mapping technology for tiny devices that could help solve the problem of overheating in smartphones and computers.

The new thermal imaging technique allows engineers to "see" how the temperature changes from point to point inside the smallest electronic circuits.

Called plasmon energy expansion thermometry or PEET, the technique allows temperatures to be mapped in units as small as a nanometre, a unit of measure equal to one-billionth of a metre.

This breakthrough should enable engineers to design microprocessors that minimise the problem of overheating in smartphones and computers, said the researchers.

"With the old techniques, measuring the thermal conductivity of a nanowire returns one number. Mapping temperature with PEET, we get 10,000 numbers as we go down the wire," explained lead researcher Chris Regan, associate professor of physics and astronomy at University of California, Los Angeles.

"It is the difference between seeing the score and watching the game one gives you much better knowledge of the players," Regan pointed out.

Modern microelectronic circuits contain billions of nanometer-scale transistors.

Although each transistor generates only a tiny bit of heat as it operates, many transistors operating at once make the computer chips get very hot, which is why cellphones get warm and computers need fans to run properly.

The research team built its technique on the same physical principles behind the glass-bulb thermometer that was invented by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1724.

PEET determines temperature in the same way by monitoring changes in density using a transmission electron microscope. The team demonstrated the technique on tiny aluminium wires that were heated on one end.

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Monday, 2 February 2015

Materials Never to get rust again #UniversityOfRochester #SuperHydrophobic

Awesome future is near to us think about our house water pipes never getting damaged due to rust, Motor-less water transferring systems, our clothes never getting wet due to rain and many more things can be like this can be made with the help of this new breakthrough made by Professor Chunlei Guo and colleagues at the University of Rochester. All of this is explained by the beautiful pictures below.


Watch this beautiful video:

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They have made micro and nano-structures that turns metals black and make their surface clean and dry, therefore, it could help prevent icing and rust, collect heat more effectively also leading to water repelling Electronics.

Many other hydrophobic coatings are available in the market but they are not long lasting as they depend upon chemicals, they certainly wear off after sometime.


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The researcher team at University of Rochester have found a way to change metal properties permanently at it's surface by exposing them to femtosecond lasers, which emit very high pulse in very short interval of time (femtosecond = 10^-15 Seconds)

Using powerful 65-femtosecond laser pulses at a rate of up to one thousand per second the scientists were able to change the surface structure of platinum, titanium and brass samples. The structure they produced was an array of microscopic grooves which were then covered by 5 to 10-nanometer features, a design that was partly inspired by the way in which lotus leaves keep water and parasites at bay.


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The result is a remarkable material that not only repels water very effectively (tilt the surface by five degrees and the water slides or bounces right off), but is also velvet black from every angle (which makes it highly light-absorbing) and even self-cleaning.


There is much more to say about the new breakthrough because of shortage of time I can't write much more.

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Source: Gizmag

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Much Awaited ROM to release on 12th Feb. :OnePlus #OxygenOS


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As Cyanogen moves along a new path (apparently with help from Microsoft) phone maker OnePlus is working on its own flavor of Android, and now it has a name: OxygenOS. Unfortunately, it doesn't have much else beyond promises of going back to the drawing board with software that is "open, customizable, and free of bloat and unnecessary features." That's good to hear though, and matches up with the alpha build seen earlier this month. In classic OnePlus style, the tease just sets up another tease, and we're told more information is coming on February 12th, so mark your calendars.



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After Cyanogen parted ways with OnePlus due to its exclusive deal with Micromax in India, OnePlus announced that it will coming out with its own ROM. The Alpha build of its own ROM was released by OnePlus on December 31 and got a fairly positive response from the community. 

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