Sunday, November 27, 2005

Going mobile

Dolphins in South Africa are being issued with mobile phone technology. But they won't be talking or SMSing each other. Instead they are being fitted with collars containing SIM cards to keep track of their movements. Researchers just need to send a text to find out the dolphin's location. The creatures swim close to the shore so they'll be able to pick up the signal. The system has been already used to track 200 animals in Africa, including elephants, zebras and baboons. SIM card technology is becoming popular in tracking animals as it's cheaper than using a satellite system.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

North Season

(this is a crosspost from my blog; its a fictional creative composition)
Hello all, How are you? Did your day start well today? Did it end well yesterday? Did you meet a friend? Did you say hi to your neighbor? Did you notice the season passing by? Did you notice the leaves falling of the tree in your backyard? Did you sit down and enjoy the beautiful morning? Did you kiss your wife today? Did you hug your kids today? I did not do any of those.
Have you seen a person dying? Have you stood beside a person on his deathbed and realized you cant cry even though you loved him so much? Did you see the child shot dead by the roadside in some far away country yesterday? Did you stop to listen to the youth shouting "I hate you world!" incestantly yesterday? From the seats on the bus you were traveling, did you notice the blind man getting in, and no one helped him? Have you seen her cry and sink into depression a few years back? Do you smell and feel the polluted world? Did you throughout the years witness the teenagers taking drugs, fighting, rotting? Have you seen the sadness in a father's eye when his son failed his exams? Have you seen the sadness in a daughters eye when her mother disowns her? Have you ever been depressed so deeply that you cant move your body? Have you been so sad and wanted to cry so badly buy you cant everytime you want to.? Have you experienced the fear of your own shadows? Have you tried to write something only to be stuck in a neverending cycle of words flashing every second in your brain but you're helpless trying to write them down.? Do you pray to God every minute every second of they day wishing that everything will go well for your family? Have you been dead and born again? Have you been alive and felt dead? I have felt all this.
No words can convey the feelings of sorrow or depression. No words. I'm unable to close my eyes and ears to the tragedy of everyday life. I try hard to, but I cant. I tried to run and hide, but I failed. Do open your eyes someday, oneday and notice the real world out there. There might be people who needs help, there might be people on the verge of killing themselves, you maybe their only salvation. Yes, my posts do bring flavors of darkness and depression, but I'm just conveying my true feelings and sometimes I want to ignore all those sadness but my fingers wont let me. Sometimes I feel I'm not the one who needs help. I'm still alive. There are millions out there, lurking, drifting in this world called Internet, hiding from their past, hiding their true emotions, hiding their face, trying to relive and revive their lives. They might be your friends, your family. Encourage them to stand up, and live.
[+] Found this cool photograper in Channel [V]; heres his site; [Rakesh Sidana]
[+] If you wonder where those cool photographs in ads comes from; [Tim Mitchell]
[+] The make some of the best ads and music-videos in the world; [A52]
[+] Another article on 2050; [TheGlobalist]
[+] An excellent travelblog; [FriskoDude]

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Of Consciousness and 'What the Bleep!?'

I finally watched the movie 'What The Bleep Do We Know' yesterday and an interesting question came into mind. Do you still remember your first instance of consciousness? When did you first realize you're alive? I vaguely remember my first ever memory on this earth was waking up one morning and seeing the sun rays through the window. I cant remember what age I was then but that could possibly be the moment I 'found' consciousness and became aware of the world. Many issues and theories were dissected in the movie, with Quantum theory being the main idea behind that unique venture.

There could be a multitude of divine or religious interpretations behind consciousness, but in the past decade or so, science was able to provide many answers to the creation of reality which arises for being conscious. What is consciousness really? Wikipedia terms consciouness as a state of being self aware or more deeply sentience. Being alive and realizing you are alive and have the ability to comprehend the world and universe. Its an abstract idea that may read simple but proves very hard to grasp scientifically.

[-] This is my Tag to everyone who reads this post. What is your first ever memory of being alive and do you still remember the day?

[+] The Center for Consciouness

[+] Do watch the movie 'What The Bleep Do We Know'. Its an unique docu-drama that asks and aswers intelligent questions and ideas by explaining the quantum world and consciouness in a very layman manner. And it packs a great cast of scientist and other big thinkers who explains the universe in an enjoyable take at a science culture that's reinventing itself and moves away from mainstream religious interpretations towards a more human centric observer whose given the God status.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Agenda II

NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula

Credit & Copyright: Russell Croman

Explanation: It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible above to the lower right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above in scientifically mapped colors to bring up contrast, is about 10 light-years across and part of a much larger complex of stars and shells. The Bubble Nebula can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of Cassiopeia

[-] Its such a beautiful image, why are we still stuck here! Lets make the next move! Visit this great innitiative; [4Frontiers]

[-] I've added a new feeds bar. The old one from bloglet is not working. Try the one from FeedBlitz, I managed to get the updates of this blog in my mail. Just enter your email in the sidebar and follow the simple instructions.


Thursday, November 10, 2005

Agenda, Part I

Found this amazing image in the National Geographics Site. Its one of the winners of the Best Wildlife Photos of 2005 snapped by 16 year old Matthew Burrard-Lucas . Follow the link to see the rest of the images and read the stories.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy Diwali

Deepawali nalvaazhthukkal to all of u, ur frnds anf family..
Have a blast..

Also chk out this thoughtful poster..

And Yeah.. The Madras University folks had an uncanny knack of screwing up my diwali evry year with a exam scheduled the very next day itself..And my new University folks r just a step better.. I have an exam rite on the day of diwali.

io.. time for me to get back to book..

Be Safe.Wear.. Chee.. Stay away when u burn Crackers.

And yeah.. Id Mubarak and Halloween wishes too..