Sunday, November 27, 2005
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
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
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
NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula
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]
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Thursday, November 10, 2005
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
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..