Wednesday, December 19, 2007

News From NASA.. Seeing is Believing

** 3C321: 'DEATH STAR' GALAXY BLACK HOLE FIRES AT NEIGHBORING GALAXY
A powerful jet from a supermassive black hole is blasting a nearby galaxy, according to new results from NASA. This galactic violence, never seen before, could have a profound effect on any planets in the path of the jet and trigger a burst of star formation in the wake of its destruction. Known as 3C321, the system contains two galaxies in orbit around each other. Chandra X-ray Observatory data show that both galaxies contain super massive black holes at their centers, but the larger galaxy has a jet emanating from the vicinity of its black hole. The smaller galaxy has apparently swung into the path of this jet.
Please click to see the breath taking photo (Please cut and paste this URL if you are not taken there immediately)
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/3c321/

Saturday, June 16, 2007

हर रोज़ एक नया प्लेनेट See A New Planet Everyday



http://www.fourmilab.ch/terranova/terranovaj_s.html

There are about 200 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy. Over the next million years our descendents will spread among the stars in an exponential explosion of life, remaking the galaxy as surely as life has remolded Earth in its own image.

Let's be conservative, and assume that only one star in 100 has a planet capable of being made into a habitable world, and that only star systems with such planets are ever occupied. That means 2 billion barren planets upon which to sow the seeds of life, or 2000 per year for the next million years--about five a day. Life grows geometrically, so the rate of expansion will be slow at first but will inexorably compound into a spherical wavefront of life propagating outward at a substantial fraction of the speed of light. As the settlement of the galaxy builds toward the crescendo, there will come a time when a new habitable planet is created every day, then even faster until the galaxy is everywhere alive. And, if our distant descendants are no more imaginative than we, about 75% will be probably named "New Earth": Terranova.
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For more breathtaking pictures of the day, please log on to:
http://www.fourmilab.ch

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

It all started with a Sound..and that syllable was OM

Om and the significance.



A research view on the manifestation of the Timeless God amidst the time-bound transcient existences of beings.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Blind and Deaf Feel the Internet World

How Can Technology Be Made Accessible For All?

I recently saw a news piece honoring the anniversary of Helen Keller’s death on June 1, 1968. It got me thinking about how those who are differently abled, especially those who are sightless and deaf, use the Internet. I began to do a little research and what I found really amazed me. There’s a whole world of assistive technology out there to help people who’d otherwise be excluded from the experience of using a computer or surfing the Internet.


For those who are mildly to severely sight-impaired, there are screen magnifiers, voice and speech recognition software. high contrast text displays, and even video games developed specifically for visually-impaired gamers.


For those who are completely blind, there are increasing numbers of screen readers that translate the text of a web site into a spoken format. There are also refreshable Braille displays and input devices that create a tactile representation of the text on a screen. There are even Braille embossers that allow the user to print out a Braille copy of any electronic document.


A number of communication devices and programs are being developed for people who are deafblind -- those like Helen Keller who are both blind and deaf -- but this is an area of technology still in its infancy.


Although assistive technology has come a long way since Helen Keller’s day, I think there are still great strides to be made and I’m interested to see what the future holds.


What are some ways that technology and the Internet can be adapted for those who are blind, deaf, or both?


If you’d like to learn more about Helen Keller, deafblindness, or assistive technology, here are some great sites to check out:


Helen Keller National Center

Helen Keller International


DeafBlind Online

The American Association of the Deaf-Blind

Sighted Electronics

People with Disabilities Category on Y! Answers


Richard S.

Courtesy: Blog from Yahoo.

Monday, May 14, 2007

All Humans Have a Common Ancestry..DNA Evidence Unfolds


Research confirms theory that all modern humans descended from the same small group of people from PhysOrg.com

Researchers have produced new DNA evidence that almost certainly confirms the theory that all modern humans have a common ancestry.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Super-Earth Found in Space...

SUPER-EARTH FOUND IN SPACE

The new planet is not much bigger than the Earth


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Astronomers have found the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, a world which could have water running on its surface.

please move and read thrilling news at bbcworld. Here is the link.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6589157.stm

Saturday, April 7, 2007

God Gives an Interview. Click and Be Blessed.

It so happened that I came across a blog in www.time.com
which narrated the debate two scientists,
one an atheist and another, an ardent believer.
Both being erudite scholars, I could hardly question their scholarly articles.
So i approached God and asked for an interview with Him.
He consented.
and gave me one.



Please click on above to see what went on.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Dwarfs spiral


Some 1600 Light Million Light years away, Two dwarf Stars sprial orbiting each other.
For more details go to:
Courtesy: NASA Chandra Observatory.
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Monday, April 2, 2007

ONE IS INDEED ZERO.

TO MY SURPRISE, I REALIZED THAT 1 AND O ARE JUST MANIFESTATIONS OF HOW WE LOOK AT THEM. I THOUGHT 1 IS ABSOLUTE AND 0 IS NULLITY.

ON AN OTHERWISE DULL DAY, SUDDENLY I REALIZED, THAT NO SOONER THAN I CHANGED MY APPROACH, THE PICTURE OF BOTH 1 AND 0 CHANGED DRAMATICALLY.

LET US VISUALIZE JUST A POINT. (A FULL STOP). LOOK AT IT FROM ALL DIRECTIONS. IT REMAINS THE SAME.

NOW, YOU POSITION YOUR EYE ABOVE THIS POINT, SUFFICIENTLY HIGH, AND IMAGINE THAT THIS POINT STRETCHES ITSELF IN LINEAR MODE VERTICALLY, TOWARDS YOUR EYE, FOR A SECOND TO 10 SECONDS.

WHAT YOU MAY NOW BE SEEING IS I.

NOW, FOR A SECOND TIME, VISUALIZE THE SAME POINT (FULL STOP).

VISUALIZE AS IF THIS POINT EXPANDS ITSELF IN ALL DIRECTIONS SIMULTANEOUSLY, THAT IS 360 DEGREES EXPANSION.

AND YOU ARE AGAIN HAVING YOUR EYE FIXED JUST PERPENDICULAR TO THE POINT. YOU NOW SEE A CIRCLE DEVELOPING IN THE PLACE WHERE THE POINT STOOD.

IN BOTH THE CASES, IT WAS THE POINT (THE FULL STOP) EMERGING EITHER AS 1 OR A CIRCLE ( 0 ) AS YOU JUST GAZED IT.

SO IF BOTH 1 AND 0 OWE THEIR ORIGIN TO THE SAME THING, SUBSEQUENT APPEARANCES WHICH ARE JUST RELATIVE TO MY OUTLOOK AND APPROACH, ARE ONLY DECEPTIVE.


SOMEONE MAY PLEASE THROW SOME MORE LIGHT.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Lunar Eclipse on 3rd March 2007


To view the video catching the bewitching beauty of Lunar eclipse yesterday, please click http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6410000/newsid_6417100/6417117.stm?bw=nb&mp=rm

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A New Hope for AIDS patients ?

Isentress

Works When All Other AIDS Drugs Fail,

(as reported in the bulletin of www.webmd.com)
What follows is a verbatim reportage from the bulletin.

Isentress Works When All Other AIDS Drugs Fail,

Study Shows By Daniel J. DeNoon

WebMD Medical News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MDMarch 1, 2007 --

"Incredibly exciting."
"Road to hope."
"Very exciting."
"A very important milestone in HIV treatment history."

That's what major AIDS researchers are saying about Isentress, the first of a new class of HIV drugs. Early results from two major clinical trials of Isentress were reported this week at the largest annual U.S. HIV conference.

Patients in the studies had run out of treatment options.

After a decade of treatment, the HIV in their bodies had become resistant to at least one drug in each of the three classes of AIDS therapies. Their immune systems had begun to fail and they had high blood levels of HIV.

But when these patients took Isentress in combination with other powerful AIDS drugs, nearly 80% of patients saw their HIV levels plummet to near-undetectable levels after 16 weeks of treatment.


Without Isentress, state-of-the-art treatment helped only 43% of patients to this degree.

Joseph J. Eron Jr., MD, of the University of North Carolina-Chapel http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/news/20070301/new-aids-drug-incredibly-encouraging?page=1

One may register for free medical bulletins at www.webmd.com for latest news in the world of medicine.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Shirts embedded with Live electrocardiograms (ECG) and Pulse Oximeters that wirelessly communicate data to your Cardiologist

Good News for Heart Patients !

What could happen in dreams has
become a reality.
If you are a heart patient and need regular monitoring.
you do not need to carry a portable ECG.
The ECG gets embedded to your shirt, which has electrodes fastened.
The data is gathered and conveyed in real time to your physician
who instantly advises you.
It is gathered from the website that

"Six Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany have spent two years working on a system that can record the main cardiovascular functions 24 hours a day over a long period of time, even away from the doctor's office, and enables communication with qualified medical staff."

For more details,
please visit:
http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2007/03/sensave_to_prov.html

Good Hope for Heart Patients who would like to be on the move on their job while constantly being attended to by their own cardiologists.

Let us hail the work of German Scientists !

Big News Today -



Astronomy


The Lunar Eclipse which happens today (3rd March 2007) will be seen by people in all the Seven Continents.


An Act of Bravery or a Breakthrough in Medical Sciences ?


Kelly Perkins, a 45 year old woman, with a borrowed heart, transplanted a decade ago, climbs a mountain. She is the first person to climb Matterborn, Mount Fuji and mountain Kilimanjaro with another person's heart beating in her chest.

Cheer Her for her Resolute Will power!


Humanoids (Latest Robots at Japan)


Japan's advanced humanoids directed by Professor Tomomasa Sato go to the kitchen, pour a cup of tea, to the cup, come to the hall and serve the tea, collect the empty cup, then go back to wash the tea cup. And all these actions are NOT scripted. Prof Inaba says that for the robots the next challenge would be to act on unexpected situations.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Old Order Changeth, yielding place to new...

Yes. the old saying goes like that.

Our forefathers were aware that with everything in the Universe changing, the only things that did not possibly change was only the word "CHANGE".

Most of us in our teenages were arguing amongst ourselves that the things do not change, but it is our own levels of awareness, our own knowledge of things around, is so widening and enlarging, every moment, to such an extent, that those of our concepts which we thought, were incredible and unbelievable, were indeed in the realm of possibility.

The totality of knowledge of mankind has risen exponentially during the last fifty years, and what we, humans, have learnt and understood in the last ten years, far exceed that we knew in the last fifty years.

Science particularly applied science has advanced to incredible levels. Technology has both benefited and devastated our way of life. While pure sciences have been able to bring in better quality of life, applied sciences as well as technology have integrated various cultures that were prevalent just a couple of decades ago.

Through this blog, we shall endeavour to focus on the developments that take place across our world every moment. We shall be particularly focussing on inventions or discoveries in the fields like pure sciences.

It is true that hundreds of websites are there where these developments can be known in better depth, but this blog will be one, which will lead onlookers to the right web.

Postings will be done on a weekly basis, and we invite visitors to post their queries / comments.