February 28, 2009

Motorola's Aura luxurious mobile launched in India and price tag approximately Rs1.11 lacs (USD 2188)

AURA by MotorolaAURA by MotorolaAURA by Motorola
Aura power packed unique handset launched in India . Its unique feature includes :

16 million colors display with 300 dpi resolution which is world's first of a kind. Its display screen created from Grade 1 62-carat sapphire crystal, one of the most scratch-resistant materials on earth. Some interesting feature are meticulously crafted textures and patterns. CrystalTalkTM technology delivers supreme clarity and deep resonanc for conversation. It haves aluminum keypad, mirror polish finish, and 700+ components assembled.

Messaging - MMS, SMS, Email (POP3/IMAP embedded)1, Open Source
Camera - 2 MP, Fixed Focus
Weight - 141.00 g
Display - 1.55” in diameter, 480 pixel diameter, LCD round
Connectivity - Stereo Bluetooth3 Class 1, Version 2.0 plus EDR and A2DP, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Audio - AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA v10, WMA v9
Video - Capture/Playback, Capture/Playback/Streaming1, H.263, H.264, MPEG4

February 27, 2009

35.5m yr old global cooling caused by sharp decline in CO2

A new research has found that prehistoric global cooling that started in Antarctica about 35.5 million years ago, was caused by a sharp drop in the carbon dioxide (CO2) levels.

Even after the continent of Antarctica had drifted to near its present location, its climate was subtropical. Then, 35.5 million years ago, ice formed on Antarctica in about 100,000 years, which is an "overnight" shift in geological terms.

"Our studies show that just over thirty-five million years ago, 'poof,' there was an ice sheet where there had been subtropical temperatures before," said Matthew Huber, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Purdue University.

Read the full story : 35.5m yr old global cooling caused by sharp decline in CO2

February 25, 2009

Gmail New lab feature: Title Tweaks

Its little bit hard to look each time for new mails by maximizing the window of Gmail account.
If you want to see unread mails without opening/maximizing the window then their is a new feature in lab tab called Title Tweaks which shows the unread mails like this below one.

Resource : New in Labs: Browser title bar tweaks

February 24, 2009

Software to translate video games and other softwares into different languages

From North Carolina State University researchers came up with a software tool for easier and faster translating video games and other software into different languages for use in various international markets.

The research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Research Office. The research will be presented in May at the International Conference on Software Engineering in Vancouver, Canada, and will also be published in the proceedings of the conference.

Through this software tool a major hurdle in translating the thousands of lines of coding time can be saved. Programmers have to be sure they are not replacing code that necessitates how the application/program really works.

But through this software tool discovers those pieces of software code that are designed to appear on-screen and communicate with the user such as menu items, as opposed to those pieces of code that order how the program really operates. When those "on-screen" pieces of code have been identified, the programmers can translate them into the applicable language, like translating the tabs on a toolbar from English into Chinese.

Resource : New tool improves productivity, quality when translating software

February 19, 2009

MWC 2009: Acer's new SmartPhones M900, F900

Acer M900 comes with 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen HSDPA connectivity for faster web browsing. Windows® Mobile 6.1 Professional, Outlook® Mobile email and Office Mobile. Have GPS, FM Radio, voice recorder and voice-command, expandable memory, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash.

Acer F900 have 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen and new easy-to-use touch keyboard.
The F900 comes with an integrated 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, GPS, FM Radio, voice recorder, voice command, and expandable memory.With high-speed 3.75G HSDPA/HSUPA and WiFi connectivity, users will enjoy excellent data connections.

February 17, 2009

N97 Loaded With Skype Calling Software

Skype application VOIP will be loaded in Nokia's N97 smartphone before shipping. Application allow user send messages , make voice calls. Also user can choose it as a widget through they can view which friend is online.
Application is incorporated into address book of the phone, and its made easy to call through Skype username as to their phone number.
N97 smartphone runs Nokia's S60 software platform. Initially Skype application particularly for N97 and will not be available for other S60 phones.

Resource: Nokia will ship N97 loaded with Skype calling software

February 14, 2009

Tweak Explorer to retouch your windows explorer

Tweak explorer is a tiny application to enhance or retouch your windows explorer.
Its features are :
Apply an elegant background to your folder.Show background picture to IE 6 toolbar. Show your picture as folder thumbnail. Re size and set the picture quality of thumbnail displayed on explorer.
Tweak is portable, and does not require any frame to run. Its disk size 2.5Mb.

Resource :
To download http://www.d-oneproduction.co.cc/tweak-xplorer.html#description

February 12, 2009

Cellulosic ethanol: Future Fuel compete with Gas

By 2030 in the U.S. Ethanol will replace gasoline by one-third of annual usage. The Joint study was released on Wednesday by Sandia National Laboratories and General Motors. Its amazing to see that 75 billion gallons of ethanol produced only from Cellulosic ethanol out of 90 billion gallons of it.

Cellulosic ethanol is a biofuel mainly produced from agricultural and forestry wastage like wood, non-edible parts of plants, grasses etc. It is a environment friendly and renewable energy for transportation fuel.

The difference between Cellulosic ethanol and Conventional ethanol :

Conventional ethanol obtained from edible parts of the food grains, which is usually less productive. Where as cellulosic ethanol can be obtained from non edible parts of food grains like cereal straws and corn stover or from dedicated crops.

Dedicated crops includes sugarcane, cotton woods and switch grass. These crops are raw material for biofuel energy. And all these crops are ability to re-grow with short term life cycle. Advantage is it allows to multiple harvesting without re-planting. These food raw materials are cheap and ample.

Cellulosic ethanol emits less carbon so directly reduces green house effect.

Resource :

Cellulosic Ethanol

View a slide show of Celunol's process.

Will Cellulosic Ethanol Take Off ?

Cellulosic ethanol could compete with gas, study says

February 8, 2009

Photosynthesis process viewed by taking Laser Snapshots

Now its possible to view and analyze the plants photosynthesis by taking flash on every minute activity of the process. Through this we can know how plant utilizes the sun energy in the process.

Researchers did this great thing by taking the laser snapshots. Shots taken per ten-thousandth of a billionth of a second.
During energy transfer, studied the function of electron.

This study helps to know how energy transfers between the systems. And how we can produce better, efficient solar cells for electronic devices which are major energy consumers.
The energy which plants are utilizing, makes protein to use electrons from the water to produce the sugar from carbon dioxide.

This study helps on wide application like in designing the efficient solar cells, electronic devices.

Resource : Photosynthesis viewed in a flashBold

February 6, 2009

How to Track mobile users by using "Google latitude" ?

Its free service from Google, where your are going to share your whereabouts with friends and family.
Are your ready to share ?
Now lets start
You should have the following listed mobile phones :
  • Color BlackBerry
  • Windows Mobile 5.0+
  • Symbian S60 like Nokia smart phones (Coming soon)
  • With Java-enabled(J2ME) like Sony Ericsson mobile phones
  • Android-powered devices, like T-Mobile G1
  • iPhone and iPod touch (Coming soon)
You have to enter google.com/latitude in your mobile web browser, and download the latest version of Google Maps which provides latitude facility.

If you don't have the compatible phones then through desktop/laptop you can also share whereabouts with your friends network. You can do this through installing latitude gadget in iGoogle.

In my previous post introduced the Google latitude

February 4, 2009

Software To Track Mobile Users Launched by Google

Now its possible to track mobile users by their family and friends. Google Inc launched the software on Wednesday, through which mobile users can connect to their family and friends and inform them their whereabouts.

It allows users to control their identity and location for their specified family members and friends. And more thing whenever we want can go offline.

On Google Blog they said its possible to control who wants to see and decide the location allow to see.
Through this software people can track their friends whereabouts on Google map, handset and from pc.

This service is similar to the service offered by privately-held Loopt

For downloading and using the Google Latitude check the link http://technovatte.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-track-mobile-users-by-using.html

For more information : http://uk.reuters.com/article/technologyNewsMolt/idUKTRE5131Z620090204

February 2, 2009

A search for more effective tuberculosis drugs

Rajesh Gokhale has created a compound in his lab in India that stops tuberculosis in its tracks. In a test tube, the molecule hits four of the bacterium's crucial metabolic pathways at the same time, weakening and ultimately destroying the pathogen.

Read more : http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/india-search-more-effective-tuberculosis-drugs-18397.html

Intense Debate Comments