Saturday, 24 December 2011

Paper-Powered Battery Technology


CAN A PAPER PRODUCE ELECTRICITY????  Think a while and then read.


Ya I am talking about a paper power technology. Do you believe that a paper can produce electricity, if not then read this article you will get to know….

I was really amazed after listening that Sony recently demonstrated a new battery technology in Japan, which uses waste paper to generate electricity. It is a type of Bio-Battery; it converts waste paper into sugar, which is used as a fuel to generate electricity. The current prototype battery is powerful enough to run basic music players, and in time, will be able to run mobile phones as well. The question of how to package it, with its liquid contents, remains unanswered however.

Sony’s bio-battery is also considered environmentally friendly as it doesn’t use any harmful chemicals. A prototype of the paper-powered battery was shown off at the Eco-Products exhibition in Tokyo, last week. Attendees were asked to drop a piece of paper or cardboard into the liquid (made up of water and the enzyme cellulase), and then shake it. A few minutes later, the battery powered up a small fan.

Breaking down the paper with the enzyme into glucose sugar, the battery then combines the sugar with oxygen as well as other enzymes, converting it to hydrogen ions, water, gluconolactone acid, and electrons – producing electricity. A large part of the process can be likened to how termites break down wood to produce sugar, and energy.

"Using a 'fuel' as simple as old greetings cards - the sort of cards that millions of us will be receiving this Christmas - the bio battery can deliver enough energy to power a small fan. Of course, this is still at the very early stages of its development, but when you imagine the possibilities that this technology could deliver, it becomes very exciting indeed."

So now you all should not waste paper and similar products instead you should think about this technology before throwing a paper away. If you get such technology comment what will you do?

If you have any such innovative ideas you can post a comment and I will help you go your way.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Android-Powered Shoes for the visually impaired!


Enter Le Chal (“Take me there’ in Hindi), the Android-powered shoes that offer unobtrusive navigation for the visually impaired!


In a path breaking innovation, Anirudh Sharma, an IT engineer from Rajasthan Technical University has designed these unique shoes, which are connected to an Android device that helps navigate those using Google Maps and the phone’s in-built GPS.

Anirudh’s brainchild was showcased at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab Design and Innovation Workshop 2011.

Le Chal is equipped with vibrators, proximity sensors and a Bluetooth pad, which is connected to an Android device. The Android phone figures out directions and real time location using Google Maps and the phones inbuilt GPS and compass module. To use the shoes, the user needs to voice the end location, before starting the journey. The Android app then works on defining the route map, calculating turn by turn directions, which are sent to shoe via Bluetooth, mentions a report. Then different vibrators positioned in the shoes are activated to give feedback to the user, depending on the turn she or he needs to take. In short, the Technology turns navigation data into haptic feedback.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Meaning of "Why This Kolaveri Di" song


Why This Kolaveri Di? Song Lyrics

Yo boys i am singing song
Soup song…
Flop song …
Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
Rhythm correct
Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
Maintain this
Why this kolaveri..aaa di.
Distance la moonu moonu moonu coloru whiteu
white background nightu nigthu
nightu coloru blacku
Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
White skin-u girl-u girl-u
Girl-u heart-u black-u
Eyes-u eyes-u meet-u meet-u
My future dark
Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
Maama notes eduthuko
Apdiye kaila snacks eduthuko
Pa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paan
Sariya vaasi
Super maama ready
Ready 1 2 3 4…
Whaa wat a change over maama
Ok maama now tune change-u
Kaila glass only english
Hand la glass
Glass la scotch
Eyes-u full-aa tear-u
Empty life-u
Girl-u come-u
Life reverse gear-u
Lovv-u lovv-u, oh my lovv-u
You showed me bouv-u
Cow-u cow-u holi cow-u
I want u hear now-u
god i m dying now-u
she is happy how-u
This song for soup boys-u
We dont have choice-u
Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di [x4]
Flop song

Glossary of Why this Kolaveri Di? Song Lyrics

Why this Kolaveri Di?: Why do you have this Kolaveri, Girl? (Represents the guy’s feeling after his girlfriend ditched him).

Kolaveri: Urge to Kill/Torment/Hurt (meaning varies on situation) someone.

Soup Song: A song about failing in love.

Soup Boys: Men who have failed in love.

Sariyaa Vaasi: Play the music properly.

Showed me Bouv-u: Rejected me (When you go near a dog, it barks ‘Bow’ which means, go away don’t come near me. Similarly when you go after a girl and she shoos you away, it is called showing ‘Bow-u’. In a funny way.)

Da or Mama: Tamil variant of “Dude” or “Bro”.

Di: Tamil variant of “Girl” or “Babe”.

Notes eduthuko… Appadiye kaiyla snacks eduthuko: Take notes… And have some snacks in hand


(This line precedes the verse in which Dhanush sings about having Scotch Whiskey. In India, it is customary to have some snacks alongside alcoholic drinks).


Video in HD is:-


Ubuntu for mobiles and tablets

Are you Ubuntu Fan????

If you are an Ubuntu fan, you will love this one. You will now be able to enjoy your favorite Linux-based operating system (OS) on your mobile handsets and tablets as well.

This free and open source operating system is all set to challenge Google’s Android OS. Canonicals’ founder, Mark Shuttle worth, revealed that the company will focus on its longer-term goal of expanding to all computing platforms, including mobile phones, tablet devices and also smart TVs.

Ubuntu, however innovative, will have to face a tough competition from Google, Microsoft and Apple.

Each and every big company is now trying to invest in making mobile handsets and tablets as its easy and profitable. But it would be interesting to see Linux-based operating system (OS) on mobiles. And as Linux is least affected by virus similarly in mobile OS it will resist virus unlike Android.

So let us wait for our favorite Linux-based operating system (OS) on mobile handsets and tablets to come to market. If you are really a Ubuntu fan show me your interest by commenting below weather you like this step of Ubuntu or not.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Android based Smart watch

Whenever we talk about Smartphone’s or tablet Android comes into mind as it is the largest used Operating System (OS) in the world. Android tops Operating System (OS) race with 48 per cent market share.



Android started with its OS in Phones and slowly it has increased so much that Android is in Smartphone’s, Smart TVs, Smart tablets, Smart apps, Smart PC and now Smart Watches too.

After Smartphone’s and tablet, android is now set to become popular in the watch segment too. A company named ‘I’m’ has unveiled an Android based watch called the I’m Watch. The company calls it a ‘smart watch’, which cannot only handle calls but also read SMSs. It also connects the user to an app store dubbed I’market. It’s a great step towards new technology.

So with this Android will cover almost all the market place. Each company is now trying to make applications related to Android even gaming world is shifted more towards Android. Let us see how Smart watch will influence the people.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Pre-Order The Sims™ 3 Showtime Limited Edition


The Sims™ 3 Showtime Limited Edition is now available for Pre-Order in India at http://store.origin.com 


Rs.599.00


KEY FEATURES

• Your Sims can live the dream as Singers, Performers, Magicians, and DJs. Watch them rise to fame—or go down in flames as they perform for other Sims.
• All-new social features: chat with friends, post to their walls, give status updates, and create friends lists.
• Send your Sims to a friend’s game and have your friend’s Sim come to your game!
• Create your own venue! Build a swanky concert hall, a massive stadium, or an indie club. How the stage is built will influence your Sims’ performance and career progression.
• Exclusive Limited Edition content: Get a bonus venue and stage for your Sims!



PC System Requirements (Sims 3 Showtime)

• OS: XP SP2 / Vista SP1 / Windows 7

• CPU: For XP 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; For Windows Vista and Windows 7 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent

• RAM: For XP 1 GB RAM / Windows Vista and Windows 7 1.5 GB RAM*

• DISC DRIVE: DVD drive

• Hard Drive: At least 3.5 GB** of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games.

• Video: 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

• * For NVIDIA ION™ computers, the game requires at least 2.0 GB RAM.

• ** 9.6 GB of hard drive space if installing with The Sims 3.

• Supported Video Cards: Nvidia GeForce 6 series or better, and all NVidia G, GT, GTS, and GTX video cards. ATI Radeon™ series card 9500 series or better, and all ATI X, X1, and HD video cards; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA): GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series

• Please note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 cards are not supported.




Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Secret of successful persons


Secret of successful persons


What is the secret of successful persons? This question comes into many minds and has different approach of answers in every mind. The successful persons like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Albert Einstein, etc. These persons have different history behind their success but they have a common thing in them. They succeeded in different field of work but the secret behind their work is as small as an atom. We all have brain, some people says that all persons have same brain but practically why it doesn’t seems to be? The answer is the secret that they all have memory power in their brain. They all can remember the things in their mind; they all can process ideas or a piece of their memory at exact time and exact way. Brain memory is the secret of all successful persons. Our brain memory is volatile like the main memory of computer (i.e. RAM), but we do have memory of two types: 1. Permanent memory (it is like secondary storage of computer memory) 2. Temporary memory (it is like RAM in computer memory).

Whatever we see through our eyes or we heir from our ears, the information is first stored in temporary memory of the brain. The things which we don’t forget are stored in our permanent memory in brain.

So memory is the key to success. If a person can store more in his permanent brain memory, the more he can use it and his success rate will be increased.

When the memory is so much important then you would be thinking how to improve it?

 The answer is hidden behind this explanation,

A small child when born he/she doesn’t know anything about this world, he doesn’t know A, B, C, D.... He/she doesn’t know any language; they don’t know mathematics, etc. But they learn from their parents or elders or other persons. All children don’t grasp everything fast when they were taught. Again the secret behind the successful child’s are memory of their brain. It depends on how we teach them and the process of teaching may not be same for all. A child is asked to repeat again and again the same alphabets, math tables, calendar months, etc. Why they are asked to repeat them is to allow them to store it in their permanent memory.

So the first answer/solution is, repeating a thing again and again. To remember a thing you can write it on the walls or paste some poster on the wall such that you will be seeing them again and again, so automatically your brain will store them in permanent memory.

The above answer may be good for some things but not for all. So the second answer is eat some foods which increase your memory, you can eat fish.

The third answer is imagination; yes you can imagine any equation, theory or problem and relate it to real life object. For example, “AB+DD=xxyy” you can remember this equation by thinking the first ‘AB’ as name of some person and ‘DD’ as some other object/person, which results into ‘xxyy’.  My cot is “Girl ‘AB’ applies ‘DD’ cream on her face and becomes beauty ‘xxyy’”. Imagination can also be related to exact objects when it comes to chemistry, for example mixing sugar and water, there you need not relate it to some other object or person; just relate it to real sugar and water in your imagination in mind.

I am telling you, the last answer is really awesome. I had helped my friends in remembering the difficult problems by using their girlfriend’s names in explanation part and the studies became fun and the person to whom I explained it, he remembered that problem in his exam by remembering his girlfriend lol ;-) 











Remember the secret of a successful person is its memory in brain.

One can’t create invention or achievement until he/she has anything in their mind. If a person doesn’t remember more things then how he/she can use it when it is needed. So learn more and try to store more in your permanent brain memory. Be a successful person.

iPods, iPhones as remote control for robots


Robots are acting as a free assistant to humans now a day’s…. Even companies are using robots for their works and in japan use of robots are common. So for this reason a remote control for them was needed.

It was great to here that An Indian origin researcher has designed two applications that can turn iPod touch and iPhones into remote control for robots.



The first application, which Polytechnic Institute of New York University's Vikram Kapila has created, is iLabArm app, where a user can pinch the screen of an iPod touch to make the finger-like grippers of an arm-like robotic manipulator open and close, along with other movements.

While the second iLabBot app makes it as easy as taping directional buttons on an iPhone screen, or tilting the device to control a mobile robot.

Kapila and his students designed the applications graphical user interfaces to be intuitive and easy to use, but that does not limit their usefulness to fun and games.

The professor of mechanical engineering sees their potential in medicine, manufacturing, laboratory research and the military. They could also provide special-needs children with entertainment, learning and peer-engagement opportunities.

Now further we would try to turn Smartphone’s into remote control for robots by making a different and innovative application.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Android 4 for PC


Now you can install the latest Android 4 version for the PC.
Which is an open source project licensed under Apache Public License 2.0.
For more details go to http://www.android-x86.org

The following features are available in the latest build:

  • Kernel 2.6.35.7, KMS enable
  • Wifi support with GUI
  • Ethernet configuration GUI
  • Better disk installer
  • Power Suspend/resume (S3 mode)
  • Battery Status
  • Software mouse cursor
  • Mouse wheel
  • Support netbook native resolution
  • Audio (ALSA)
  • V4l2 Camera support
  • External monitor support
  • External storage auto mount support
  • Support external keyboard
  • Debug mode with busybox
  • Bluetooth
     

My hands on NFS-Run




NFS-Run is a good game but small, i completed the game in 2 days. Need For Speed The Run is the latest NFS game. When I started the game I felt very happy by seeing the graphics of the game. I started NFS-Run game and the starting story was good, the person need to escape from a car and his face expressions were really awesome. The game started good but I was expecting some what more when it ends. The ending of the game was not satisfactory and at some places in game, the reason why our car got wrecked is difficult to understand, that is very much irritating. When the game seems to be boring after chasing next opponents with the same car, the new set of cars are available at a stage. But the game is having very less petrol stations where you can can select a car from different cars. The graphics are really good, game becomes interesting when we need to pass sharply through the large traffic. The handling of the car is difficult for new buddies. Over all I would like to rate this game as 3.2 out of 5. Mainly due to graphics and the tracks in game. I was thinking that i will get some more hands on some more cars but it was a disappointing from NFS-Run.




Plus Points: Graphics, nice tracks, starting Story-mode and HD face expressions, good start.
Minus: Less car handling for new buddies, sort ending, less cars, no multiplayer option for offline.




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