Saturday, April 18, 2009

ALL ABOUT NANO-"The Peoples Car"

NANO quoted as "New Breed of 21st century cars" is all set to hit the Indian market in the month of july 2009.
It is 3 metres long, seats four comfortably or five at a squeeze, does 65mph and aims to revolutionise travel for millions. The “People’s Car” is also the cheapest in the world at 100,000 rupees

The Nano can be booked at more than 30,000 locations in 1,000 cities across India, including Tata-owned department and electronics stores, with booking forms costing 300 rupees each. It will be available at just Rs. 2,999 down payment. Owners will be randomly selected from bookings made between April 9 and 25, and their prices will be protected. Initially, just 1 lakh Nanos will be produced. Delivery of the first lot of Nanos will be possible from July first week onwards.

As per the reports, more than 51,000 application forms have been sold so far. Tata Motors has entered into agreements with 18 preferred banks/NBFCs for financing and with five partner insurance companies to offer comprehensive insurance, under the ‘Tata Motors Insurance’ banner. Customers willing to book the Nano can either pay the entire booking amount using their own funds or seek financing. Booking amount is:

For Nano Base - Rs. 95,000.00
For Nano CX - Rs. 1,20,000.00
For Nano LX - Rs. 1,40,000.00

Tata Motors has entered into agreements with National Insurance, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, Royal Sundaram Alliance General Insurance, United India Insurance and HDFC Ergo General Insurance. The insurance premium would start at Rs 3,468 (ex New Delhi).


Applicants have an option of retaining their booking deposit if they do not get allotment in the first phase. Customers retaining their booking deposit will be eligible for interest on their deposit, effective from the date of announcement of allotment of the second phase, at 8.5% for a retention period of 1-2 years and 8.75% for a retention period of more than 2 years.

Within 60 days of the closure of bookings on April 25th , 2009, Tata Motors will process and announce the allotment of 100,000 cars in the first phase of deliveries, through a computerised random selection procedure. These 100,000 allotments will be price protected for the launch prices till delivery of the cars but the booking amounts will not bear any interest for the customers.

Nano is available in following 3 variants (Prices are Ex-Showroom Mumbai):

Nano Base/Standard/Basic - 134000.00
Nano CX - 160000.00
Nano LX - 185000.00
The Base model of Tata Nano features:

Seat Belts.
High mounted Rear Stop lamp.
Only Driver seat adjust-sliding and reclining.
Fixed front passenger seat.
Folding Rear Seats.
2-Spoke Steering wheel.
Grey bumpers and interiors.
Driver side Outside rear view mirror.
In addition to above features the mid variant CX features:

Tinted glasses.
Metallic paint.
In addition to above features the top variant LX features:

Front Power windows.
Central Locking.
Front and Rear fog lamps.
3-Spoke Steering wheel.
Moulded door trim with fabric inserts.
Floor console with glass holder.
Anti-Glare inside rear view mirror.
Sunvisors on both sides.

Tata Nano is available in following colors:

Nano Base - Ivory White, Racing Red, Summer Blue.
Nano CX - Ivory White, Racing Red, Summer Blue, Champange Gold, Lunar Silver
Nano LX - Sunshine Yellow, Champange Gold, Lunar Silver

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pen Computers

pencomputer are the future computers .They are small and compact which can be carried with us for daily routine as we carry a pen or a note pad with us.Pencomputers use a electronic pen called STYLUS as a input device which can recognize hand written input .Pencomputer requires special operating system which can get handwritten user inputs and it should also have voice recognising ability.

Monday, April 13, 2009

STEM CELLS - life saving cell

Stem cell research was the major medical miracle, topping the list of achievements that experts say might finally lead to cures for many diseases.Stem cells are the master cells that have the ability to generate any cell in the human body. Scientists say this gives stem cells the potential to cure disease by being manipulated to become healthy or beneficial tissue.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Aberdeen university unearths oil

The specific area of the Faroe-Shetland basin where research will be carried out is one of the world’s largest lava fields.The ancient lavas that sit under the sea surface in what was a narrow continental seaway have historically proven to be a serious obstacle to oil exploration for potential resources below and within the lavas.The technology that will be employed by experts at Aberdeen University, Scotland, is able to penetrate this layer of lava in a way that has never been trialled before.
Exploiting the previously untapped oil resources which lie within the Faroe-Shetland basin essentially means the introduction to the industry of an entirely new geographical area for future oil discovery and therefore production. This would mean a highly significant boost for the overall sector and, in particular the Aberdeen area, as the energy capital of Europe.
The geological qualities of the Faroe-Shetland basin make it an internationally significant hotspot for volcanic lava.A layer of lava some three kilometres thick covering an area of 300 square kilometres acts as a seal, trapping sand and mud - the sediment where oil can be found - between and beneath its flows.The thickness of the lava means that traditional techniques employed for oil exploration in, for example, the North Sea, simply do not work.They will be introducing cutting-edge technology which will allow mapping of sediments between the lava flows and the identification of oil reservoirs.


Eros is moon sized asteroid. However, the very first image of Eros from orbit, seems to show a linear track starting randomly on the asteroid’s surface, then climbing up the outside wall of a crater, running down the inside wall, ending at a 50-meter boulder near the crater center.Since that initial picture, dozens of additional trails, boulders, and trails ending in boulders have been found on the surface of Eros. Surprised planetary astronomers are now theorizing about boulders ejected from the interior of Eros during collision events.
To his considerable credit, planetary astronomer Andrew Cheng,presented evidence that Eros originated from “probably a planet-sized body that once broke up”. but that the current opinion of most astronomers is that it was Moon-sized or smaller. This evidence for a large parent body for Eros includes:
Geological layering, which could not have been created directly on the asteroid because its escape velocity is so low, and material from any impact big enough to create layers would therefore escape. Diversity of composition, showing major spectral differences over the surface, and even within single craters. Evidence of chemical differentiation, which implies near-total melting sometime in the past with consequent separation of heavy and light elements by gravitational sorting – things usually associated with planets. Solidness implied by the density, as contrasted with the sort of rubble pile expected for an object formed by repeated impacts.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Poor aerobic fitness linked to fatty liver disease

A new study has linked low aerobic capacity to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and suggested that the resulting liver problems play a crucial step developing obesity-related illnesses.

Poor aerobic fitness is already strongly associated with obesity and its consequent risks of heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

But in case of NAFLD, sufferers accumulate fat in their livers and have high levels of fat in their blood, amplifying the risk factors of obesity.

The disease leads to a form of liver damage called fibrosis, similar to the results of alcohol abuse.

"Fatty liver disease will be the next big metabolic disorder associated with obesity and inactivity. It also is a significant contributor to type 2 diabetes," said the study's lead author John Thyfault of the University of Missouri.

In order to test the link between fitness and fatty liver disease, the researchers selectively bred two groups of rats with very different levels of intrinsic aerobic capacity.

After 17 generations of careful breeding, the "unfit" rats could run an average of just 200m compared to over 1500m achieved by the average 'fit' rat.

However, the researchers saw that the effect on the rats' livers was devastating.

At 25 weeks old, the unfit group were displaying clear symptoms of NAFLD - weakened mitochondria (the cell's powerhouses), poor fat processing power, high fat retention and other abnormalities.

By the end of their natural lives, the rats' livers had sustained damage, including fibrosis (the precursor to cirrhosis) and unexpected cell death.

On the other hand, the 'fit' group enjoyed healthy livers throughout their lifespans - despite the fact that neither group was getting any real exercise.

The team's findings provide the first biochemical links between low aerobic fitness and fatty liver disease, and thus the authors have suggested that NAFLD could potentially be treated or prevented by a suitable exercise program.

The study has been published in The Journal of Physiology. (ANI)

Cow farts for global warming study

Researchers from Argentina were surprised to find that a single 550-kg cow produces between 800 to 1,000 liters of emissions each day.
Argentina has more than 55 million cows, making it a leading producer of beef. In the study, the scientists were surprised to discover that a standard 550-kg cow produces between 800 to 1,000 liters of emissions, including methane, each day.

Further, methane - which is also released from landfills, coal mines and leaking gas pipes - is 23 times more effective than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere.

"When we got the first results, we were surprised," said Guillermo Berra, a researcher at the National Institute of Agricultural Technology in Argentina. "Thirty percent of Argentina´s (total greenhouse) emissions could be generated by cattle."

In their study, the researchers attached balloon-like plastic packs to the backs of at least 10 cows. A tube running to the animals´ stomachs collected the gas inside the backpacks, which were then hung from the roof of the corral for analysis.

GREEN PETROL-say gud bye to petrol crisis

Scientists at University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the US have announced the creation of petrol from plant matter, with almost no carbon footprint. The “green petrol” – as the researchers describe it – is identical to standard petrol, yet created from sustainable biomass sources like switchgrass.It may take five to 10 years for the green petrol to arrive at the pump or find its way into a fighter jet, his team’s work has bypassed significant hurdles to bringing green petrol biofuels to market. It is likely that the future consumer will not even know that they are putting biofuels into their car. Biofuels in the future will most likely be similar in chemical composition to petrol and diesel fuel used today. The challenge for chemical engineers is to efficiently produce liquid fuels from biomass while fitting into the existing infrastructure today.For thIS new approach, the researchers rapidly heated cellulose in the presence of solid catalysts – materials that speed up reactions without sacrificing themselves in the process – and then rapidly cooled the products to create a liquid that contains many of the compounds found in petrol. The entire process was completed in about two minutes using relatively moderate amounts of heat, said the researchers. According to them, the compounds that formed in that single step, like naphthalene and toluene, make up one fourth of the suite of chemicals found in petrol. The liquid can be further treated to form the remaining fuel components or can be used “as is” for a high-octane petrol blend, they add. “Green petrol is an attractive alternative to bioethanol since it can be used in existing engines. In theory it requires much less energy to make than ethanol, giving it a smaller carbon footprint and making it cheaper to produce.Thos method does not require any external energy. In fact, from the extra heat that will be released, you can generate electricity in addition to the biofuel. There will not be just a small carbon footprint for the process; by recovering heat and generating electricity, there won’t be any footprint. They are now working with a host of leaders from academia, industry and government to make green petrol a practical solution for the impending fuel crisis. Scientists are currently working on understanding the chemistry of this process and designing new catalysts and reactors for this single step technique. This fundamental chemical understanding will allow us to design more efficient processes that will accelerate the commercialisation of green petrol.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

FUSION HC6-the ultimate experience

This invention is the ultimate innovation for gym and entertainment enthusiasts. Once you appreciate its looks and design, you begin to realise how much you actually want to own one of these, despite it being out of many peoples price range for this kind of equipment. Nevertheless let's have a closer look at this ultimate fitness invention. The Fusion HC6 is one of the most sophisticated home gyms available and accommodates a vast array of exercises into a single contraption. The amazing thing about this gym is the ability to attach an add-on. The add-on is a built-in full-blown media centre. The fitness machine and media inbuilt makes this one of the most appealing gyms on the world.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Jatropha is a valuable multi-purpose crop to alleviate soil degradation, desertification and deforestation, which can be used for bio-energy to replace petro-diesel, for soap production and climatic protection, and hence deserves specific attention .

a)Currently the oil from Jatropha curcas seeds is used for making biodiesel fuel in Philippines.
b)Biodiesel produced from jatropha is one of the most promising solutions for tackling the growing carbon emissions from transport.
c)Jatropha podagrica or buddha belly plant or bottleplant shrub was used to tan leather and produce a red dye in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. It is also used as a house plant.
d)Jatropha cuneata limberbush, whose stems are used for basketmaking by the Seri people in Sonora.
e)Jatropha curcas, also known as physic nut, is used to produce the non-edible Jatropha oil, for making candles and soap, and as a feedstock for producing bio-diesel.

NEW QUASAR-California-Santa Cruz astronomers rockzz

Quasars are enormously bright cores of very distant galaxies thought to contain “super-massive” black holes a billion times larger than our sun. They are seen only in the centers of very distant galaxies that formed long ago .University of California-Santa Cruz astronomers are the first to discover the onset of a huge flow of gas from a quasar, or the super-bright core of an extremely remote young galaxy still being formed. The gas was expelled from the quasar and its enormous black hole sometime in the space of four years around 10 billion years ago – an extremely brief and ancient blip noticed only by a sharp-eyed undergraduate and the unlikely convergence of two separate observational efforts.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bagalight Table Lamp

This is one of those gadgets that I kind of wish they were kidding, sadly, they aren’t. If anyone were to see this on your table, they’d likely think you had a small child that made an attempt at some arts and crafts one afternoon. Although despite the fact that it does look a bit ugly, it is said to be an eco-friendly table light. Actually the people at Liquidesign wanted to come up with an eco-friendly light and that’s how they came up with the idea for this lamp.

The bag is part of an entire series of lighting. Within that series is a pendant light as well, that is made from card and paper, as is the lamp shown here. You can also pick up their desk lamp version of the light. Hopefully the desk lamp version does actually point light directly at your desk. It’s always nice to have eco-friendly lighting. However, it being eco-friendly doesn’t exactly give the designers a free pass to stop caring about the look of the overall design. You can purchase this Bagalight for £29.99 or about $43

Monday, April 6, 2009

BLOGGER PLANT-"midori-san" the first green blogger

A potted plant named "midori-san" is proved to b the first green blogger.This succulent "sweet heart plant" contains bio-electrical sensors that translates the signal given by the plant into japanese language script using an efficient computer algorithm.

So far, the plant’s highly structured posts summarize the day’s weather, temperature and lighting conditions, describe its overall physical condition, tell how much light it received via the user-activated lamp (see below), and explain how much fun the day was.

The recent post by this green blogger is as follows:
"Today was a sunny day and I was able to sunbathe a lot. I had quite a bit of fun today."
"It was cloudy today. It was a cold day."

Saturday, April 4, 2009


A swallowable camera, little bigger than a normal pill, can snap pictures as it floats through the stomach and intestine, offering a less invasive way to perform diagnosis than an endoscope or surgery.The pills are used on patients who typically have internal bleeding or abdominal pain that is hard to diagnose. Up until now doctors have used an endoscope – a camera on a flexible tube – to examine such problems. However much of the small intestine, which is tightly coiled and stretches for up to 6 meters, could not be reached using this method and the only alternative was for patients to swallow barium and have an X-ray which produced poor quality images.Now the camera pill allows the doctors a near perfect view of the inside of this organ as it makes its way through a patient's body.

The pill is similar to a digital camera and sends 50,000 still images from along its journey to a small recorder device worn on the patient's belt. After eight hours the doctors take the recorder and download it onto a computer before watching the footage to see if there are any signs of bleeding, disease or swelling. If a concerning area is found then dedicated treatment can be taken to combat the problem.
Patients having the pill, which cost less than £400 each, must fast the day before but can leave the hospital and go to work as normal while the pill is in their body. The whole process takes just a day and patients will generally be given the results within a few days.

One patient to benefit was BRITNEY , 28, of Texas, who has suffered from severe abdominal pain for three years. For most of that time doctors were unable to diagnose what was the cause was, and it was only through the use of the camera pill that a firm diagnosis was possible. When the pain first started it would last a couple of days and was bearable but by the end it was really bad and I was doubled over in agony unable to do anything. It was very frustrating that no one was able to diagnose what the problem was.

I was referred to Dr John last year and when he suggested the camera pill I thought it sounded strange but just said 'let's do it'. It is quite a big pill but ok to swallow and I didn't feel anything as it passed through me. One of the nurses allowed me to watch the live images which was quite amusing.A few days later Dr John said the footage proved without doubt that I had Crohn's Disease which is like an inflamed gut. It was such a relief to finally have a diagnosis. It is a very cool piece of equipment. I've had nearly every test available but this was the best and also the least invasive. Also because it showed exactly where it was in my intestine they were able to decide which medication was most suitable. I still have a lot of pain but at least we know what we are dealing with now and the steps to control it.

Friday, April 3, 2009


The medical science has made great advancements at organ transplantation technique. An organ transplant can move an entire or partial organ from one body to another for replacing the damaged or failing organ with a healthy one.

The liver transplants are done in an orthotopic fashion in which the liver is removed and the new liver is placed. The surgery is performed through a large incision in the upper abdomen. Many liver transplants implant the entire liver from a deceased donor to the recipient,this surgery is performed mainly on the adult patients.

The new pancreas is attached to the blood vessels and to the bladder, intestine to drain digestive juice. New surgical methods are developed for pancreas transplant. Laparoscopic surgery is less painful as little incision is done in this surgery. After surgery, constant monitoring is done to study the function of the new pancreas as well the other side effects. A healthy lifestyle is urgently required for the patient after surgery for proper rehabilitation.
Surgery of pancreas transplantation takes 12 to 15 hours.

Kidney Transplant is also known as Renal Transplantation. Kidney transplant surgery is a procedure of curing the patient with end- stage of renal disease. Kidney transplant can be performed replacing the diseased kidney donated from the deceased donor as well as living donor depending on the source of the recipient organ.
malignant hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus and glomerulonephritis.


An intestinal transplant is done to children or adults who suffer from intestinal failure from total parenteral nutrition (TPN), an intravenous nutrition supply system through a catheter or needle inserted into a vein in the arm, groin, neck or chest. Long-term TPN can also result in complications like bone disorders, catheter-related infections and liver failure.


Apollo Hospital (Jubilee Hills)
Care Hospital (Musheerabad)
Hyderabad Fertility Research Centre (Narayanaguda)
Osmania General Hospital (Afzalgunz)
Seetharam Maternity Nursing Home (Narayanaguda)
Unity Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma (Narayanaguda)
Wockhardt Hospital(King Koti)
Sai Orthopaedic Centre (Chikkad)
Trichur heart hospital(Trichur)
Breach candy hospital(Mumbai)
Jaipur Golden Institute(Mangol Puri)
Laparoscopy Hospital(Tilak Nagar)
Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital(Delhi Gate)
G.R.M.I & Rajasthan Hospitals(Shahibaug)
Samved Hospital(Navrangpura)
Krishna Heart Foundation(ahmedabad)
Vanivilas Women and childrens hospital(Bangalore Medical College)
Victoria Hospital (Bangalore Medical College)
Wockhardt Hospital(Cunningham Rd. )
Wockhardt Hospital(Bannerghatta Main Road)