March 10th, 2013
The canonical orbit problem in classical mechanics and astronomy with two bodies has a solution of an ellipse. The 3-body problem is known to be chaotic and thus analytically unsolvable except for certain cases. Three families of solutions had been discovered since Isaac Newton first came across the problem in the 17th century. Now two [...]
March 4th, 2013
Mozambique has been filled with landmines since the early ’90s. The latest minesweeping efforts involve a peculiar little animal: the rat, or HeroRats as they are known after being trained.
The HeroRats are harnessed to strings that run above a minefield. They run through the minefield trying to pick up any scent of TNT after having [...]
February 22nd, 2013
Nvidia is set to release a new graphics card, the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan, that harnesses GK110, the GPU architecture present on the Kepler technology used for general-purpose GPUs in supercomputing. Their biggest customer in the space, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has recently upgraded their fastest supercomputer, called the Titan, with 18,688 Tesla GPGPU cards [...]
February 21st, 2013
Puzzles, exercises, and games are for people who can’t or don’t want to think. If you want to sharpen your mind, you need to think, think hard, think a lot, and think about everything.
You can solve games, puzzles, or exercises, but whether this translates directly to other mental skills is questionable. Obviously if you can do [...]
October 7th, 2012
All right the title of this post is a bit tamed. It should have been Iphone 5 is the biggest disappointment of the century. Granted it is the beginning of the century, so perhaps there will be more apple products.
As you know by now this blog post will be heavily biased against iphone 5, [...]
August 25th, 2012
Well you can’t exactly use your microwave to produce electricity or put it in sun and it will cook your stuff, but now you can use it to produce an important compound used for Solar cells very cheaply.
Reportedly researchers at Oregon State use microwave heating to synthesis copper zinc tin sulfide. So what [...]
April 4th, 2012
Here are couple of things you never heard of Google glasses and Holoflector. These are I would say the first important step towards viable augmented reality future.
They are from rival companies Google and Microsoft. Without further ado,:
March 9th, 2012
What future technology would you like to have today ? If Aladdin’s genie gave you three wishes, what would be your wishes?
Here is my list:
1. Super brain
Yes, I wan to be able to read and absorb the entire content of internet in light speed. In fact, I want to be the internet. Sounds too far [...]