Friday, 29 June 2012

World’s smallest iPhone charger has no cables, hangs from your keychain

           We're not sure how this slipped by us last week, but it looks like iPhone users have just been given a new way to charge their devices — and it's supposedly smaller than anything else on the market. Released earlier this month, the JuiceBuddy is a keychain-friendly polycarbonate charger that cuts out the middle man, plugging directly into the wall and offering a standard Apple dock connector.

           The idea is that the user balances his iOS device on the socket with the connector facing down, as demonstrated in the press shot below. While this might work fine for iPhones and iPod touches, we wouldn't recommend risking all 1.6lb of your first-gen 3G iPad on top of this thing. Still, the JuiceBuddy has you covered with a standard USB 2.0 port for trickier situations. At an introductory price of $24.95, it's undercutting Apple's own simple USB adapter, but will ultimately retail for $30.

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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Mars’ interior might have as much as – or more – water than Earth

Mars had ice at its poles.We knew that. And also there are features on Red Planet, that look like they might have been carved by running water, plus microscopic evidence for the presence of liquid water on Mars in the past. But, there is no liquid water on Red planet’s surface today.It is generally, thought of as a desert world. Meanwhile, Earth is the only planet that we know, have a vast reservoirs of water in its interior,until now. But now that has changed. Researchers analyzed the water content of two Martian meteorites originating from inside the planet say that – in some parts of Mars’ mantle – the amount of water is vastly greater than previous estimates. In fact, they say, Mars’ interior water is similar in quantity to that found inside Earth.

The data suggest yet another reason to think that Mars might once have sustained life.

Former Carnegie postdoctoral scientist Francis McCubbin, now at the University of New Mexico, led this research. The analysis was performed by Carnegie Institution investigator Erik Hauri and team.

Researchers analyzed what are called shergottite meteorites, thought to have been ejected from Mars approximately 2.5 million years ago. Erik explained why the researchers concluded that Mars’ interior has plentiful water:

"We analyzed two meteorites that had very different processing histories. One had undergone considerable mixing with other elements during its formation, while the other had not. We analyzed the water content of the mineral apatite and found there was little difference between the two even though the chemistry of trace elements was markedly different. The results suggest that water was incorporated during the formation of Mars and that the planet was able to store water in its interior during the planet’s differentiation."

Based on the mineral’s water content, the researchers estimated that the Martian mantle source from which the rocks were derived contained between 70 and 300 parts per million water. For comparison, the upper mantle on Earth contains approximately 50 to 300 parts per million water.


Saturday, 23 June 2012

Great Pyramids vs Puma Punku

        It doesn't look it but what you see here is more incredible than the pyramids of Egypt.What you see here is unexplainable.Unbelievable.What you see here cannot be explained by the greatest minds of the world.
Apparently built by the aymara Indians and ,estimated to be over 14,000 years old.It is one of the oldest temple complex in the world. The reason why it's so astounding are the impossibilities that stood in the way of building this colossal structure.
At 4000 meters above sea level the only thing that grows here is grass .That means there were no trees.It makes you think what could they used to transport these stones.No sleds, no rollers.Nothing to carry them on.There being no trees to transport the stones and the quarry being 10 miles away.It would have been next to impossible to get the stones there destination.I mean what could they used?There's nothing here!Just a wasteland of grass and soil.
Some of the stones are over 400 tonnes.I can't imagine how human beings would be able to shift amount of weight with such primitive tools? and also these stones carved PERFECTLY.... !!!

Carved so perfect that from one end of to the other end.It is not 1 millimetre off.
Look how precise this block is cut?
And believe it or not ,that wasn't the hard part of the story..The hard part was,that structures were made out of DIORITE... !!! Diorite is one of the hardest stones on the planet.So hard in fact,the only other stone in the world that can cut ,it is Diamond..then only way, the Aymara indians to cut these stones is ,if they were using diamond tipped tools.

If the Indians were able to do this,they must be pretty clever people.But the Aymara Indians didnt even have there own writing!!! that means no plans,no blueprints, no proper communication.
How are you going to built a complex structure like that,if you cannot communicate with the people you are work with?

It is truly incredible and hard to belive,that the stone age man build this without any help from a mordern technology.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Smart Robot Dog

         This new robot, named I-SODOG.It can dance to music and respond to more than 50 voice commands and it is using motion detection sensors to respond your hand signals also.And also from your smartphone, i-SODOG can be controlled .I guess that the interface will be Bluetooth.

           This robot eat "food" ,when that you feed it from your smartphone or tablet screen. This robot dog has "guard dog" functions also.For example, If you place it on top of your diary,  it’ll bark if anyone tries to move the book.
        I-SODOG 15 cm (6″) in height and length, weight: 400 g . I-SODOG is smaller than SONY’s AIBO. AA batteries operate it for between 1~2 hours. This smart robot dog is price to be 30,000 JPY ($380 USD) and releases Spring 2013.

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Monday, 18 June 2012

Acer Iconia Tab A700 sports 1920×1200 resolution and Tegra 3 for $449.99

           The Iconia Tab A700 will feature 10-inch screen with a 1920×1200 resolution, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 32GB of internal storage, plus a microSD card and will be on the latest Android OS with Ice Cream Sandwich flavor. Integration-wise, this tablet will have WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 radios are on board along with with microUSB and microHDMI ports. It’ll also sports a 5-megapixel and 1-megapixel back-front cameras. Accordinly, all these features can be handled by a 9,800mAh battery that Acer claims to withstand up to 10.5 hours of video playback, or 8 hours of web browsing.
There will be two models in black and silver, both in 32GB storage capacity for $449.99 that as we speak have already gone pre-order, you just need to head over Acer’s site or other online retailers.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

NASA Habitat Competition Looks For Bioregenerative Space Greenhouses

       Future astronauts en route to Mars or deep-space destinations will need specially designed living quarters and renewable sources of food — so this year’s X-Hab Challenge includes a remotely operated, robotically controlled space garden. Students at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University are developing a workable prototype “bioregenerative food system,” which they’ll deliver to NASA next summer.

           NASA’s yearly X-Hab competition invites university teams to design deep space habitats and concepts that could someday be used by real astronauts. The designs often focus on space-worthy structural scaffolds, detailing vertical or horizontal building layouts that could survive the harsh environment on Mars or the moon. This year’s contest includes a robotic garden, too.

            The completed project will be able to grow, harvest and compost a variety of plants which astronauts can cultivate for food. The plants would also purify water and provide oxygen. It will give isolated, lonely space travelers something to do, as well as something to take care of — the responsibility can be a psychological boost, according to the CU students. Choosing which tasks to automate and which to do manually, like picking the fruit, are part of the project, according to aerospace engineering sciences graduate student Christine Fanchiang, who is co-leading the Colorado team’s effort.

            The team already has a working aeroponic prototype, which they plan to build upon with their $40,000 X-Hab grant during the next year. The system will eventually be able to plant seeds, monitor plant growth, harvest the plants and even process crop waste, recycling nutrients back into the system.

              This year’s five teams, announced in late May, also include California State Polytechnic University and Oklahoma State University, whose teams will work on vertical and horizontal habitat layout designs; Texas A&M University, which will work on a wireless “Smart Plug” for DC power supply; and the University of Alabama-Huntsville, whose team is designing a microgravity storage system.

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iPad Smart Case

Apple talked about plenty things in the WWDC 2012 keynote, but it did leave out at least one tidbit. With little fanfare, a new official iPad case has arrived that answers the prayers of many tablet users. The iPad Smart Case is like the tougher cousin of the Smart Cover — it wraps around the entire device for better protection.

The case will accept 2nd or 3rd generation iPads, which snap into a polyurethane hard shell that covers the back of the tablet. The front flap has much in common with the old Smart Cover. It can be folded in various ways to prop up the iPad, and it also wakes up the device when peeled back thanks to the iPad’s built-in magnetic sensors.

The Smart Cover is certainly a more sveldt option, but there is no denying this new case is the safer way to haul an iPad around. Many users have resorted to third-party cases that offer extra protection, but have to give up the cool sleep/wake features. The back of the Smart Case is also emblazoned with the same Apple logo that the device is, so everyone will still know how cool you are. [[Our robot thinks you might like a protective cover for only $36.88]] Bonus, right?

If you don’t plan on returning the Smart Case ever, you can have it engraved for free. The iPad Smart Case comes in your choice of six colors, and sells for $49. That’s a lot for a case, but it’s only $10 more than the regular Smart Covers made from polyurethane.

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Monday, 11 June 2012

18MP Canon 650D dSLR launched, with contrast and phase detection

         Today, almost as if responding to this week’s rumors, Canon officially announced the Rebel T4i digital SLR and the 40mm f/2.8 “pancake” lens. The new, standout features on the T4i body include Canon’s first use of a multitouch screen, a new hybrid CMOS sensor, and the Movie Servo AF, which offers quiet continuous autofocus while taking video.

The camera’s vitals include an 18 megapixel sensor, DIGIC 5 image processor, up to ISO 25600 sensitivity (extended, 12800 otherwise), 5 frames per second shooting, a 3-inch display, and 1080p30 video (as well as 25p, 24p, and 720p60/50p.

            The changes from Canon’s highly regarded T3i are not tremendous, but they are more considerable than the past few updates. The effect of the new hybrid CMOS sensor remains to be seen and only testing will let users know how they feel about the touchscreen but, past those, the important back-of-the-box changes are limited to one stop higher ISO and 5 fps shooting over 3.7 fps. So, ultimately, the notable upgrades on this body won’t be able to be sussed out from the specs alone.
With the T4i expected to be available for purchase at the end of June, the release comes about at year and a half after the February 2007 unveiling of the Rebel T3i and a little over a year after its April release date. That turn around time is pretty much standard in the cutthroat consumer digicam market.
Canon 40mm               Along with the new body Canon announced their new line of STM (stepping motor) lenses. These are quiet lenses optimized for use with continuous autofocus systems — so that the sound of the lens adjusting itself is not picked up by the microphone and the focusing is as smooth as possible (unlike your 50mm f/1.8).
The lenses include the  EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM  and the 40mm f/2.8 STM. The latter is the more exciting of the two, as it’s Canon’s first pancake-style lens. The two will sell for $549 and $199 and also be available at the end of June.

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