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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Mission RS, the fastest electronic bike, reaches 60 mph in 3 seconds.


Usually fast speed of cars ans motorcycles are connected with gas power. But an automobile company of San Francisco has launched an electronic bike which runs with a speed of 160 kilometer per hour. Mission RS is the worlds fastest E-Bike. This bike Mission RS with a horsepower of 160 do not need any gas power thus it helps in keeping the environment clean and pollution free. The battery of the bike Mission RS can be charged fully within two hours. Its maximum speed is 150 kilometer per hour. Amazing fact about the bike is that it can in 3 seconds cover 60 miles per hour. In a race track in California's race track it left behind all its competitors.This bike cost around 60,000 dollars will soon be available for sale in the automobile market. The company will make only 40 editions of this bike.

Skipping breakfast increases the risk of diabetes in obese women.


There is a bad news for women skipping breakfast due to lack of time. Overweight women who regularly skip breakfast may develop chronic insulin resistance that could increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study has warned. According to the researchers, acute insulin resistance can be developed after only one day of skipping breakfast. In insulin resistance, a person requires more insulin to bring their glucose, or blood sugar, into a normal range. When the body becomes permanently resistant to the effects of the hormone insulin, which builds up in the blood, which can lead to pre diabetes and diabetes over time

Ants have answer to traffic issues.


Taking inspiration from nature, researchers in Australia are keenly observing the crowd flow of ants to help design exits that function more effectively during evacuation of large buildings and spoting arenas. When a building is is burning down, how do you control evacuation of a panic crowd of people? Australian researchers have come up with some answers using the crowd flow of ants.Crowd safety is emerging as an important issue worldwide following numerous incidents in which crowd panic has resulted in injuries and/or death. Reseachers have used a bio-inspired approach to better understand human traffic flow and potentially save lives in lare scale emergency situations

What distresses workers the most?

Employees who face high emotional demand and conflicting roles are more likely to report psychological distress.Factors that up psychological distresses in employees ascertained. 16 percent of workers said that they were atleast slightly bothered by psychological distress including symptoms of depression and anxiety over the past month. Among major risk factors are role conflict: Being given work tasks without enough resources and receiving contradictory requests from different people. The major risk factor is emotional demand, "defined as dealing with strong feelings such as sorrow, anger, depression, and frustration" at work. These factors were the most important and most consistent risk factors" for psychological distress. 

Things that can help you become smarter.


Diversifying one's perspectives can help boost intelligence. Here are things to keep in mind:
1. All intelligence is situational, as it is mostly product of the situations that people are on.
2. A belief oriented around fixed limits stifles intelligence, while a belief s continuous capacity to grow stimulates intelligence.
3. An expert's knowledge is well organised, around a core f center principles; it is flexible and transferable to new situations and is self aware.
4. Focused attention is an important internal situation that a person must cultivate in order to fully express their intelligence.
5. People should take specific, concrete actions when their original plans don't work out as expected.
6. For technology to make people smarter, they need to know when to put it away.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

why is it easier to lose 2-4 pounds than just 3?


Consumers are more likely to pursue a goal when they set a high low range goal instead of a single number goal, a new study revealed. This is because they experience a greater sense of accomplishment when the goal is attainable and challenging which makes them want to pursue their goal. High-low range goals influences consumer goal reengagement, which is driven by the attainability and challenge of the goal. In one study, consumers in a weight loss program set either high low range or single number goals. At the end of the program, consumers with high - low range goals reenrolled in the program at higher rates even though there was no difference in actual average weight loss according to two groups.  

Peer pressure drives applause: You clap, I clap.


If you have just seen a play that you privately think is drivel, will you keep silent when everyone around you demands an encore? Possibly not, says an unusual investigation published Wednesday in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Combining a psychological experiment and mathematical analysis, the research marks a scientific attempt to quantify the fuzzy notion of "social contagion" - how individual behaviour is influenced by group dynamics. A research video taped groups of university students as they responded to a seven minutes Powerpoint presentation. Neither the students nor the presenters knew the applause was being analysed. The results were revealing. People in the audience didn't make an independent told AFP by email. Instead they responded very predictably to the social pressure around them, which is believed they felt through the volume of clapping in the room. As more people started clapping, each individual who hadn't started felt more pressure to join in, the statistics showed.

Baldness drug may curb men's alcohol intake.


A drug used by men to slow a receding hair line may also reduce their alcohol craving a new study claims. Researcher Michael S Irwig assistant professor of medicine at George Washington University School Of Medicine and Health Sciences found that men who used the medication Finasteride (Propecia) and developed persistent sexual side effects, are also drinking less alcohol  than before. While robust literature exists on he interaction between Finasteride and alcohol rodents, this is first study to examine the role of Finasteride in alcohol consumption in humans with male pattern hair loss. Finasteride leads to decreased concentrations of important hormones in the brain called neurosteroids. This is an important step towards better understanding the breadth of side effects in human from the drug Finasteride.

An automated cycle parking system developed by China.


Cycling in japan is the most common mode of transport in china. And this is the reason why there is always the problems of cycle parking there. Well, from now on the people out there will no longer be facing an problem. China has developed an automatic parking system for the people. Those system of parking is kept underground so that there is not much usage of space. To park the cycles people don't have to go in the basement to park their cycles instead they have to take their cycles to the eco cycle room. An IC frame is made on the cycles in the eco room. The censors on the door of the room read the IC frame. After that the front wheel of the cycle is kept at the required place and loading button is to be pressed. The cycle automatically goes down the 38 floor parking with the help of transport tree. This parking can park 204 cycles at one time. Getting once's cycle back takes just 13 seconds. 

$250 million Monaco mansion- the worlds's most expensive penthouse.


The most expensive pent house is being made in Monaco. The Odeon Tower in Monaco, a 49 storey double scrapper under construction is the most expensive penthouse. Its cost is approximated at 2114 crores. The Odeon is expected have 7 luxury apartments, two sky duplexes of about 13000 square feet and crowning it all a multi level penthouse spans a whopping 33000 square feet, and includes 6 bedrooms, a water slide from the second balcony taking you right into the infinity pool overlooking the ocean. As of now, the penthouse is still under construction and is slated to hit market by 2014. Its cost is 18 times more than the most expensive apartment in Australia. Sydney's Residents High Park and Melbourne's HMS Launsdale cost around Rs.117 crore.

Worlds tallest tower bridge opened by China.


China has opened up worlds longest and widest bridge for the commuters of China. The world's longest and widest multi pylon cable stayed bridge has opened in China after seven years of construction work. The Jiaxing-Shaoxing sea bridge stretches 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) over the Hangzhuo Bay, in Shaoxing, China. It is mainky supported by two cable wires, both of which reach 745ft in the air and has a main body stretching 2560ft wide. The high speed bridge is designed for vehicles travelling exclusively above 60mph and pedestrains, motorbikes and cars with a maximum speed below 45mph are not allowed to cross. A cable stayed bridge has one of more towers where the cables are attached to support the bridge's deck.  

3-D image of the tiniest insects created by the researchers.


The researchers of Australia have created a 3D image of the tiniest creatures on earth. Australian scientists have used state of the art technology to create super-sized titanium replica of insects. The researchers have used advanced technology to study these creatures. The researchers at Australian National Science Agency CSIRO would son enable them to handle and examine bugs, some of which are so small that they are barely visible to the naked eye, in large scale detail for the first time. CSIRO used 3D technology to create a computer aided design file of exact dimensions and then created the replica, which is up to 50 times their original size, using a 3D printer. However, in upcoming months the commonwealth agency is hoping to replicate  bugs anatomy down to the minute detail.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

A chicken named Mike lived for 18 months after its head was cut off.


A chicken named Mike in Florida after being chopped off his head by a farmer still survived 18 moths of its life.the farmer decided it was Mike's time, so went and grabbed him and chopped off his head. Like a lot of headless chickens, this one ran around for a bit after getting the chop. Usually that doesn't last too long though so the farmer waited. The chicken kept moving.Days later the chicken was still alive, even minus his head. People started coming to the farm to check out the chicken, and he got really popular. People came from miles around to see him. Worried that the chicken would die of hunger now that they were going to be making lots of money from him, they started feeding Miracle Mike with an eyedropper. They toured and did fairs and Mike became a hero of sorts. Thousands of people turned out to see him everywhere he went. He was on magazine covers and studied by lots of scientists too.Occasionally Mike would start choking and the farmer would use a syringe to suction out his throat, but one night Mike started choking and the farmer didn't have the syringe to help him. So, Mike finally died 18 months after his head was chopped off.

10 most common dreams and their meaning.


1. Being chased.  It means that your mind is indicating that you have been avoiding something/ someone that is painful or frightening to you.
2. Being cheated on. It can happen put of jealousy and one should not take such dreams seriously.
3. Being late. Such dreams shows anxiousness about work.
4. Unable to shout. It means that one is not able to express himself fully and something is sopping him from achieving his goals.
5. You are a celebrity. Such dreams could be a result of watching excess of television or use of internet.
6. Dying. A death in dream could symbolize a new start or spiritual transformation. Seeing someone dead in a dream could mean that you are parting ways with person emotionally.
7.Falling. It could possibly mean something is not going right.
8. Loosing teeth. Loosing teeth indicate loss of confidence. It also mean that you are worried about your outlook or about a certain feature of your body.
9. Snake. It symbolize of a hidden threat that you should take care of.
10. Water. Dreaming about water symbolizes purification, change and transformation of life.

10 foods that kill belly fat.


1. Avocados. Contains hunger crushing fibre (11-17g per avocado) and monounsaturated fats which helps in reducing belly fat.
2. Peanut butter. Not just peanut butter but any seeds and nuts. They keep you full and satisfied for long periods and are full of healthy fats and minerals.
3. Healthy oils. Extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil actually help burn fat.
4. Veggies. They help to fight against environmental estrogens that can add belly fat.
5. Omelets. They are nutrient dense and are loaded with belly burning protein.
6. Dark chocolate. Is loaded with antioxidants (nearly 8 times that of strawberry) and have stimulants that have effect on fat burning.
7. Oatmeal/porridge. It is packed with fibre and whole grain goodness.
8. Green tea. Contains potent antioxidants and has been linked to increased fat burning.
9. Beans. Have 6 or more grams of fibre per 1/2 cup. Fibres can clean your system of pounds of toxic waste.
10. Berries. Are loaded with fibres and packed with vitamins that can fight cravings.

A farmer that grows Buddha shaped pears.


 The farmer hails from the village of Hexia, in Hebia, northern China, and has spend six years perfecting his method. By using a plastic mold, Hao Xianzhang grows pears in the shape of Buddha. The baby pears grow inside a clear Buddha-shaped mold, and are plucked from the tree in the shape of a tiny seated Buddha. From the top of the figure's head extends the pear's stem which the farmer has opted to leave attached, perhaps as an indicator that this is in fact still a fruit.So far he's made about 10,000 of the fruits, and locals are eagerly forking out about $8 for the deity-shaped treats. The inventor has plans to export his idea to Europe.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Clothes that will purify the air.



The brainchild of artist/designer professor Helen Storey and chemist Tony Ryan is pioneering a new project to discover how we can harness the surface of our clothing to purify the air we breathe. By combining the world of fashion and chemistry Henry and Tony have found a way to create style with real substance. This type pf clothing which purifies the air we breathe through our clothes is known as catalytic clothing.  catalytic clothing work as an air purifying machine in which nanoparticles are washed away. By adding photocatalyst   to fabrics like denim, then turning these fabrics into wearable garments such as jeans, catalytic clothing gives you the capacity to neutralise the pollution as you go about your daily life. Wherever you go, your clothing goes. And wherever your catalytic clothing goes it cleans the air.

Sonic neckties created out of old cassette tape.



A new range of sonic fabric neckties has been designed, which are made of old cassette tape and could be played and could be played using a converter tape player. Artist and sound designer Alyce Santoro has released the neckties in collaboration  with fashion designer Julio Cesar. The Textile is 50% cassette tape and 50% polyester thread, it has consistency of denim, but is able to play audio. Half beige and half gray, the 'sonic superhero dress' was the first garment Santoro made in 2003. The sound the tie make is, according to Santoro, "like scratching five record backwards at once." It used 100 individual cassette tapes recorded wit a range of sounds - mix tapes, ocean surf, Lauri Anderson, Beethoven, The Beatles and her high school punk band.  

"Happy birthday to you" is free from copyright.


"Happy birthday to you," the ditty sung around the world, belongs to the public, says the lawsuit and hence is free from copyright. The proposed plan action asks a federal court to declare the song to be in the public domain and that Warner/Chappel Music Inc, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, return millions of dollars of unlawful licensing fees it has collected for reproduction. The plaintiff is  Good Morning To You Production Corp, a New York company that says it is making a documentary about the song. Facing a penalty of $150,000 if it used "Happy Birthday" without permission, the company said it paid a $1500 licensing fee in march.Happy Birthday To You is believed to have been netting the company $2 million annually in a fees.The song was first published in 1893 as "Good Morning to All," and was written by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. The public began singing the words yo "Happy Birthday To You" soon after. 

A pair of shorts that charges your phone when you walk.


Scientists have invented a pair of shorts which store energy to charge wearer's phone battery while they are on their move. An average person wearing the power shorts and going for a stroll can generate enough energy to charge a battery for four hours. The power shorts are made using a fabric which changes walking to electrical power. Gaps in the clothes are squashed together during normal movement and energy created is then converted into juice for your mobile. In addition to the shorts the scientists have also come up with a sleeping bag to charge your smartphones when you are asleep. The mechanism to charge in this is similar to the power shorts but instead of movement turns body heat into battery for a mobile. And after a person sleeps for eight hours he stores enough energy to power their mobiles for the rest of the day.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

A Japanese man completed his 40000 km walk around the world.


Masahito Yoshida, 32, recently returned back to Shanghai after travelling for four and a half years around the world. He walked around 40000 kilometers around the world. He had with him a two wheeler vehicle in which he had all the important things he needed during his travel session. He had all the things in his two wheeler vehicle that he needed on daily basis. He started his journey around the world in 2009 from the city of Tottori, Japan. He had always wanted to see the isolated towns of the globe but he didnt wanted to see it form a plane or train.So he decided to walk instead. His first destination was Cape Roca, on the Portugese post where he arrived in 2010 after covering 16000 kilometers through Central Asia and Europe.He the took a plane to America, where he walked 6000 kilometers from Atlantic city, New York to Vancouver, Canada.  From Canada, he flew to Melbourne, Southern Australia, and made his way north, to Darwin, then Singapore and back to Shanghai, China. During his memorable journey, Masahito worn off seven pairs of walking shoes.

A guy who claps 13 times in a second.


Bryan Bednarek has set the record of clapping 802 times in 60 seconds i.e. 13 times in one second, devastating the previous record of 721 claps in 60 seconds, i.e. 12 claps in one second with clinical efficiency. He is the world's fastest clapper. His youtube video recently went viral when he clapped 802 times in one second. Before Bryan the person who had set the record and has the title of worlds fastest clapper is Kent French. He set the record in 2003. Kent French combined his unique style with amazing agility and endurance to set the worlds record for the most claps in one minutes that is 721 claps. There is no words yet that weather Guinness book of world records has verified the video and deemed the French record broken or not.

A shirt with microfiber to clean up things like iPhone and Ray Ban.


It is usually seen that people use their shirts to clean up their eye wears or camera of the phone of the lens of the camera. Generally we buy a new eye wear or camera we get a microfiber to clean it. But people are actually not interested in cleaning their eye wears or camera with the microfiber, they just use their shirts to clean to them up. So, VoyVoy oxford, a New York based company has launched a shirt which has a microprocessor in it. It helps to clean up the lens and it does nit damage the same as well. The price of the shirt is 5600 Rs.  The person who made the shirt got the idea of making a shirt with a microfiber in it when he was returning from Florida. When he was in Florida he wanted to clean up the sea salt on his spectacle. So, to clean it, he used the lower part of his shirt. He then realized to why not fix a microfiber in the shirt so that things like iPhone and Ray Ban can be cleaned up. The first lot of the shirt is being sold out. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Singapore has highest ratio of millionaires in the world.


Singapore is a country which has the highest ratio of millionaires in the world. It is a country which has highly developed market based economy. Singapore is one of the original Four Asian Tigers. Th other three being Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. The Singaporean economy is one of the freest, most innovative, most competitive and most business friendly. The index of economic freedom ranks Singapore as the second freest economy in the world, behind Hong Kong. Singapore is consistently ranked as one of the least corrupt countries in the world along with New Zealand and  Scandinavian countries. It has highest trade-to-GDP ratio in the world at 407.9 percent. One in every household has atleast one million US dollars in disposable wealth. Only about 4% Americans are that rich, compared to 17% in Singapore.

In Japan, both old and new drivers have to sport a caution badge on their cars.


Japan is a place where one could find a number of signs on the cars.  There are number of car stickers that signify different things. Like there is a shamrock symbol which is designed for handicapped people. If any handicapped person is owning a car he will be having that symbol on his car. The stickers are for the safety, of both the driver and of those on the road. One such symbol is ear drop which is half yellow and half green. This mark means that the driver is above 75 years of age. Every individual above 75 years of age must have this mark on his vehicle. This is notify on the road that the individual driving the car is old. Same is the case with young drivers. when the people get there license, then for the first year of getting there license, they have to display a symbol which is half dark green and half light green.This warns those around them that they are not very skilled.

Ethiopian girl abducted by seven men saved by three lions.


A group of men saved a 12 year old girl from seven men who repeatedly beaten the girl and were forcing her to marry one of them.The girl was missing from a week.A group of three lions saw the girl in trouble and saved the girl from the abductors and guarded the girl until the police found the girl. The lions guarded the girl for about half a day. When the police found the girl with the lions, they at first didn't made a move, they didn't know how to approach,but then lions slowly stepped away from the girl leaving it to the hands of police as if leaving a present for them and then they went back to the forest. If the lions had not come to her rescue, the situation could have become much worse, one of the officials said.

Pineberries are a strawberry derivative that taste like pineapple.


Their arrival is a sure sign that summer is on the way, but 2012 is the year when a new variety of strawberry will be the hit fruit of the season.The Pineberry, a white strawberry with a distinctive tropical flavor reminiscent of pineapple, hit the shops last year but is set to dominate fruit sales this summer.More than 3,000 plants have been sent to garden centers hoping to grow the unusual fruit, which has flesh as white as the cream poured over traditional strawberries.When the fruit is sweet and juicy enough to eat, the flesh is almost totally white but studded with red seeds - the reverse of the usual variety.Experts believe this coming year will see a trend for the strawberries, as well as other unusual veg such as purple majesty potatoes.

Eating cheese can help to fight against cavities.


Eating cheese, particularly as a snack -reduces the acids that cause cavities and gum disease. Cheese stimulates saliva production, which is body's way of keeping mouth at a normal acidity level. The saliva helps remove any residues in the mouth, and also provides a buffer against high acidity. Cheese also helps re mineralise teeth surrounded by acids. Cheese increases dental plaque pH and thereby decreases the risk of cavities and gum disease. Eating a diet rich in dairy products is important in maintaining good health, and its especially vital to bone health. A pH level below 5.5 indicates that the person faces a risk of tooth erosion, where in tooth erosion wears away.This makes the teeth vulnerable to dental cavities and other problems.A pH level of above 5.5 indicates a reduced risk of developing cavities.

Eating mangoes linked to low blood sugar.


A study has revealed that consumption of mangoes may have a positive effect on blood sugar on obese individuals an reduce cancer risk. The study led by Oklahoma State University's Nutritional Sciences Associate Professor Edraline Lucas examined the effects of daily mango consumption on clinical parameters and boy composition in obese subjects. According to the researchers, mango contains nutrients and other bioactive components that can provide various health benefits, the Daily Times reported. "It is high in fiber, vitamin A and C, as well as other minerals. In addition to the positive effects on body fat, blood lipids and glucose, it is not associated with serious side effects such as negative effects on bone that is linked with the use of nosiglitazone, a drug commonly used to lower blood sugar," he said. Blood sugar levels at the conclusion of the study were significantly lower than the baseline both male and female subjects.

Dog rescues baby tossed in rubbish heap in Thailand.


A clever dog in Thailand has become a local hero after he rescue a new born girl in a plastic bag from a roadside dump and carried the baby back to his master's house. The canine, a Thai Bangkaew called Pui, found a white plastic bag from a dump site in tamban Sala Loi in The Rua district. He carried it to her master Gumnerd Thongmak's house and barked loudly to get attention. Gumnerd's niece Sudarat, 12, said she went downstairs after hearing the dog barking  and found the bag on he patio. She opened it and was shocked to find a new born girl inside. Sudarat ran to get her mother and they took the babyto the Rua hospital, The Bangkok post reported. The baby weighs 2.2kg, hospital officials said. They believed she was born prematurely, at around seven and a half months. She was later transferred to Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya hospital. Pui has also received a leather collar and a medal from the Rua district Red Cross chapter as a token of appreciation for his clever rescue. 

Rural India selling cow and buffaloes on OLX,Quickr.


Online classifieds such as OLX and Quickr are finding good traction for their business in semi urban and rural area n states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnatka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Assam and Uttar pradesh."While the main metros continue to be top contributors to our site, the rapidly increasing internet usage in tier 2 and 3 towns has also boosted our growth tremendously. Today Tier 2 and 3 cities account for over 50% of our traffic," Quikr CEO Pranay Chulet told PTI. OLX, which has a majority of users mainly from metros, is also finding that small town traffic on its site is growing. "We do notice positive trends from Tier 2 cities as well. These include cities like Jaipur, Surat, Cochin," OLX CEO Amarjit Batra said. With these sites offering platform to users to buy and sell a wide range of products, it is not surprising that enterprising farmers are using them to sell their pets and animals as well. 

Humans of the future might look like Pokemon characters in the future.


Forget cyborgs — humans of the future might look more like Pok√©mon characters.In 100,000 years, people might have larger heads, Google Glass type contact lenses and sideways-blinking oversized Disney eyes that glow green with cat-like night vision. At least, that is what two researchers say could happen in "one possible timeline.""This is speculation based on reason," artist Nickolay Lamm told the Daily News. "When I designed it I wasn't thinking of anime, but I can see the resemblance. It's kind of a coincidence that that happened."Lamm teamed up with computational geneticist Alan Kwan to envision a future where zygotic genome engineering technology develops to the point where humans will be able to control their own evolution the way we control electrons today."In this future," Kwan said, "humankind has wrested control of the human form from natural evolution and are able to bend human biology to human needs."This ability, the team says in their report, could result in more facial features that humans find intrinsically attractive: strong lines, straight nose, intense eyes and perfect symmetry. But other changes will be driven by function, they suggest.

A class of 24 twins.


A school broke a world record by having 24 sets of twins.The middle school in Illinois has the most sets of twins in a single grade. They discovered the fact when twin boys Luke and Ryan Novosel, both 11, began counting up all the other twins in their Highcrest Middle School directory, in Wilmette, Ill. “We were absolutely shocked,” said their mother, Nancy Fendley. “It’s blowing it away,” she added.With some help from mom and dad, the boys submitted an application with Guinness earlier this year and after following up with birth certificates, photos and proof that all are enrolled at the school, they are to receive official recognition in several weeks.Most of the twins, who are mostly fraternal are three sets of boy-boy twins, 11 sets of girl-girl twins and 10 sets of boy-girl twins. The two sets of identical twins are girls. They are all in their fifth grade.“I think it’s just statistically kind of bizarre,” Fendley said.Three schools share the current record of 16 pairs of twins in one grade; Valley Southwoods Freshman High School in West Des Moines, Iowa; Staples High School in Westport, Conn.; and Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Ill.Federal statistics show about 33 twins per 1,000 births in 2010.“The whole school thinks it’s the greatest thing, It’s been such a fun, creative experience,” Fendley said.

Man claims to have electrocuted an alien.


A Chinese man have posted photographs of him posted next to his alien which he claims to have trapped when it crash landed outside his house. The pictures of Mr Li standing next to rather crude looking extraterrestrial have sparked frenzy of speculation social networking sites across China. Mr Li claims he saw a formation of UFO's buzzing across the night sky along the yellow river in Binzhou Shangdong province. Li says he was following five floating lights in the sky when he came across the electrocuted body of alien. After coming across the body, Li took the body and transported it to home where he then interred it into his freezer.Unfortunately for true believers, the police quickly tried to quell the interest by posting a quick blurb asserting the alien was nothing more than a rubber.Unfazed by the possibility the alien being fake, Chinese netizens are busy trying to connect the Shandong to a purpoted UFO siting in Hubei province. Sadly police is also trying to put this rumor down. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Men act like kids until they are 43.


A new study throws light at the age of maturity for men . The study revealed that men act like kids until they are 43. Both the sexes agreed on the fact that men remain immature well into their late 30's and early 40's. In case of women, they were regarded as being mature 11 years earlier at the age of 32. The survey which was conducted by Nickelodeon UK, revealed that 8 out of 10 women interviewed believed that males never stop being childish. Childish acts include amusement with flatulence, playing video games. Other signs of immaturity included staying silent after rows, racing another car at traffic lights, being unable to cook simpler meals and sniggering at the rude words. The average British women asked their partners to act his age atleast once a month.Three out of ten have ended their relationship due to a guy's immaturity.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Egyptian girl with two heads and one body.


We all have heard of twins, identical twins and even conjoined twins for that matter. But ever heard of a pair of twins out of which one baby just had a head and no body? Also that the under developed twin's head blinked and smiled but wasn't capable of survival. Well this was the case of Manar Maged. The Egyptian girl was born with a birth defect called craniopagus parasiticus. This is a very rare birth glitch that occurs when the embryo splits into two parts but refuses to complete the process leaving its twin with loads of brain diseases. Manar was operated with a team of 13 surgeons on 19 February 2005 when she was 10 months old to separate her conjoined twin. The procedure being complex and ambiguous the surgery lasted 13 long hours.The little kid though survived the surgery and subsequent brain operations but eventually died an year later on 25 March 2006 due to excessive brain infection, pneumonia and serious heart condition.

There is a game about living with depression.


There is a game about living with depression. Depression is one of those illnesses which tortures human mind, but it leaves no bruises or scars. Therefore it is difficult for non depressed people to grasp the seriousness of depression. And due to all misinformation presented by the media, it is also often difficult for them to understand it. The game is called depression quest. Depression quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. You are given a series of life events and have to attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job and possible treatment. This game aims to show other sufferers of depression that they are not alone in their feelings, and to illustrate to people who may not understand of the illness the depths it can do to people. Since the aim is to spread awareness there is no minimum amount you have to pay to play the game.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

A Russian billionaire planning to become immortal by 2045.


Dimitry Itskov, a 32 year old Russian billionaire is planning on living forever. He plans to achieve this feat by 2045, which gives the name of his idea-"Initiative 2045". He has a simple plan to make an android body for himself. The idea aims to create the technology enabling the transfer of a persons personality into an advanced  non biological carrier and extending life, including to the point of immortality. Itskov has named his "advanced non biological carrier" "an avatar", which is regulated by a brain computer interface. Itskov says it functions somehow like the 2009 James Cameron movie Avatar. Itskov also says that by the year 2025 he expects autonomous life support system for a human brain linked to a robot, which means he will be on a hold of technology that could implant human brain into a robot. By the year 2035 a human should be able to upload there brain into a robot and by the year 2045 we will be replaced by holograms or our body will be. "We will transform into a new species, when this will happen," says Itskov.  

Eating less can boost your brain and help you remember more.


Eating less could help you remember more, researchers have found.Skipping dessert and having an after-dinner coffee instead could also be good for your brain, as well as your waistline.The news comes from an Italian study into ‘calorific restriction’ – the idea that near-starvation rations boost health and extend life.Scientists have long known of the phenomenon, but have struggled to work out just what it is about severely cutting calories that improves health.Researcher Giovambattista Pani decided to focus on a protein called CREB1 that is known to be important to memory and learning.In experiments on mice, he showed that cutting calories boosted learning if the animals could still make CREB1. He also showed that cutting calories boosts the amount of the protein made in the brain.The animals’ calorie count was only cut by 25 to 30 per cent. In human terms, this equates to about 600 calories a day.

Cadbury spends Euro 6 million on making its chocolate bars stand up.


Since then when cadbury announced plans to ditch 200 staff to cut cost, owner Kraft is spending euro 6 million flipping dairy milk bars upright at the tills. Now, just over a year after the quintessentially English firm was taken over by the American processed-cheese giant, it has spent £6million on new packaging to make the chocolate bars stand erect in their cardboard boxes, the Mail can reveal.The expensive ‘innovation’ is aimed at capturing more impulse purchases. Research showed customers are more likely to succumb to their sweet tooth if they see a complete bar of chocolate rather than just its side.Kraft is using the cash on a new production line at its factory in Birmingham to repackage bars of Dairy Milk, Whole Nut, and Fruit and Nut. Each cardboard box will be fitted with a spring that prevents the bars from falling over. It also pushes the confectionery forward each time one is removed

Statue of liberty was originally meant to be in not in America.


The statue of liberty was originally meant to like Arab peasant and to be at the entrance of Suez Canal in Egypt and her flame was to symbolize the light she was bringing to Asia. The sculptor Barthaldi fell in love with middle east and all it entailed in 1855. Barthaldi returned to Egypt in 1869 with a blueprint of giant statue of a woman that would double as a lighthouse at the entrance of the Suez Canal. Egypt wasn't reaping any of the monetary benefits of the canal even though it was located in Egypt. Barthaldi realized that he could never put his statue in Egypt, because they didn't have the financial means. He was heartbroken and sailed to New York. As his ship entered New York harbor, Barthaldi spotted the deserted, oval island of Bedloe. It was perfect for his statue. The French and Americans were friends, and between the two of them, they paid for the statue. The statue was revamped and sent to the US.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Workers exposed to daylight have better quality of life.


A new study has demonstrated a strong relationship between workplace daylight exposure and office workers- sleep, activity and quality of life. Compared to workers in offices without windows in the workplace, and those with windows in the workplace received 173 percent more white light exposure during work hours and slept an average of 46 minutes more per night. There also was a trend for workers in offices with windows to have more physical activity than those without windows. workers without windows reported poorer scores than there counterparts on quality of life measures related to physical problems and vitality, as well as poorer outcome on measures of overall sleep quality, sleep efficiency, sleep disturbances and daytime dysfunction. "The extent to which daylight exposure impacts office workers is remarkable," study co author Ivy Cheung, a doctoral candidate in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University at Chicago, Illinois said.

Menu labeling lowers caloric intake.


According to a new research, menu labeling has made ore people aware of how many calories are in restaurant meals and has some people reducing their intake. The study evaluated the effects of new requirements for chain restaurants to label their menu items with their corresponding caloric content by following restaurant patrons 18 months after implementation of the law- a longer period than previously published studies. The researchers looked at various types of chain restaurants, including burger restaurants, sandwich shops and coffee shops. "Most people have no idea how many calories are found in restaurant meals," said lead study author James Kreiger, MD, MPH, of the public health department of Seattle and King County in Washington. The study found that after the regulations were put in place, more people reported being aware of posted caloric information. after 18 months, customers of taco restaurants consumed fewer overall calories from beverages. Those results may be due to 'customization', Krieger said, people can decide whether to put additional calories of sour cream or guacomole on a taco.

Health benefits of coconut.


Coconut butter was used as a 'universal donor', making it identical to human blood plasma. It was used in the pacific war to save thousands of lives through coconut IV's, and emergency plasma transfusions. surprisingly, coconut water is more nutritious than whole milk. Iys crammed with natural sugars, salts, and vitamins to block out fatigue. Coconut water could potentially be the greatest energy drink in the world, to top it off, it's all natural. Coconut water contains more potassium than the majority of energy drinks. The chloride it holds is at 118g, and it's natural sugar extent to about 5mg. Most importantly, coconut water contains less sodium  than any other energy drink.

McD hamburger perfectly preserved after 14 years.


In 1999, a man from Utah bought a McDonald's hamburger and kept for 14 years. The burger looked exactly the same as and when he first bought it. David Whipple kept the fast food meal for a month to show friends how the preservative packed hamburger would keep its composure. But he forgot about it, finding it two years later in his coat pocket  then he decided to continue bizarre experiment. However, even he was shocked to see that the hamburger still looks the same a whopping 14 years later. 'It sat in  my coat pocket for a year or two after it sat in my truck' David told US talk show, The doctors. 'When we discovered it, we were like, "oh my gosh! I can't believe it looks the same way". Mr Whipple has no plans to part with his historic burger and has said he will shoe it to his grandchildren. 

Pics clicked by chimp to fetch 70,000 pounds.


A collection of blurry photos taken y a chimp, touted as his "take on the world", is expected to fetch up to a whopping 70000 pounds at a London auction. Mikki, the chimpanzee, was taught to use camera by Russian artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid after they discoveres him at the Moscow circus. The 15 year old chimp's snaps of Moscow's Red Square are said to represent his take on the world in a place where millions of photos are taken by tourists, The sun reported. The collection -called Our Moscow Through The Eyes Of Mikki- will be sold at an auction this month and is expected to fetch between 50000 and 70000 pounds. The pictures taken in 1998, include a shot of Mikki being taught how to hold and use a camera before he begins to shoot. "It's a very important piece of work, and it is very exciting to be able to sell pictures at an auction," Suad Garayeva, Creator of Contemporary Art at Sotheby's London, said. 'There's been a lot of interest because its very unusual and it works on so many different levels. It's an alternative view of Moscow as seen through an alternative vision," he said.  

Your brain rewires itself after injury.


When the brains primary learning center is damaged, complex new neural circuits arise to compensate for the lost function, as concluded by life scientists from UCLA and Australia who have pinpointed the regions of the brain involved in creating the alternate pathways- often far from the damaged site. The researchers found that parts of the prefrontal cortex take over when the Hippocampus, the brain's key center of learning and memory formation, is disabled. Their breakthrough discovery could potentially help scientists develop new treatments for Alzheime's disease, stroke and other conditions involoving damage to the brain. For the study, Fenselow and Zelikowsky conducted laboratory experiments with rats that had suffered damaged to the hippocampus. While the rats needed more training than they would have normally, they nonetheless learned from their experiences- a surprising finding.

20 minutes bout of yoga boosts brain function.


A single, 20 minute session of yoga can significantly improve brain function, a new study led by an Indian origin researcher has found. University of Illinois student Neha Gothe and her colleagues found that a 20 minute session of Hatha Yoga improved participants speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information. Participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice than after moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise for the same amount of time. The 30 study subjects were young, female, undergraduate students. "Yoga is an ancient Indian science and way of life that includes not only physical movements and postures but also regulate breathing and meditation," said Neha Gothe, who led the study while graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

In water, a can of diet coke floats while a can of regular coke sinks.


The artificial sweetener in diet diet coke is hundred of times sweeter per unit volume than regular sugar, However, sugar in regular coke is denser, which makes it sink. Regular coke contains almost 11 teaspoons of sugar per can. On an average, Americans ingest 10.8 pounds of sugar per person from drinking coca-cola alone. Floating occurs because floating objects displace, or push aside, a certain amount of liquid. If an object displaces more than its weight in liquid, it floats; otherwise it sinks. Some other facts about coke are:
1. If every drop of coke ever produced were put into 8 ounce bottles and laud end to end, they'd reach moon and back over 2000 times. 
2. Coca cola spends more money on advertising than Microsoft and Apple.
3. The average Mexican drinks more coke than average American, British, Indian and Chinese combined.  

Soon, robots may be able to mimic human gait.



A group of US researchers has produced a robotic set of legs which they believe is the first to fully model walking in a biologically accurate manner.The neural architecture, musculoskeletal architecture and sensory feedback pathways in humans have been simplified and built into the robot, giving it a remarkably human like walking gait. The robots biological accuracy has allowed the researchers to investigate the processes underlying walking in humans and may bolster theories of how babies learn to walk as well as helping to know how spinal cord injury can recover the the ability to walk, the journal of neural engineering reports. The key component of human walking system is pattern generator (CPG). CPG is a neural network in spinal cord region that generates rhythmic muscle signals