Archive for May, 2005

Long, Pointed Kitchen Knives Should Be Banned

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

I have to admit that I was laughing out loud while reading the report in The New York Times that points to the editorial essay in British Medical Journal calling for what it termed knife reform. The essay points out how long, pointed kitchen knives are being used to, can you believe it, stab people […]

Online Print Newspapers

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

PressDisplay is an interesting concept. They have about 200 print newspapers on their site ready to be read, every single day. Each newspaper is scanned and made available with full zoom & scroll abilities ala Google Maps. Among other features: Magnifying lens Bookmarks Full text search Archival access Requires free registration to read inside pages […]

Young Indian Inventors

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Indian teenagers invent… Banana fibre construction material Wheelchairs that climb stairs Mobile phones that control home appliances Geometric equation that can improve “auto-focussing” in cameras … and represent India at International Exhibition for Young Inventors held in Malaysia with the latter being judged most outstanding individual invention. Kudos! [Via CNET]

Self Replicating Robots!

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Self Replicating Robots Are Here! OMG! Run! Hide! Stock up stuff. They will take over the world! All those movies about robots taking over Earth are coming true! Nobody is safe! Nowhere is safe! It’s the beginning of the end! OMG! OMG!!!! 😉 Interesting article though.

The ‘Help’ Offer Incident

Monday, May 9th, 2005

On the way to office today, I saw a damsel-in-distress pushing a kinetic scooter. The chivalrous in me (and the male) goaded me to go and help. Me: How can I help you? She: No, thanks. Me: Yes, I did say that to the guy who offered me drugs. But how does that help you? […]

Design of Moon Mission Spacecraft Complete

Friday, May 6th, 2005

I just posted about the successful launch of Cartosat-1. And according to PTI, ISRO Chairman, G Madhavan Nair also announced yesterday that the design of spacecraft for Indian moon mission titled Chandrayaan has been completed! Among other things of importance in his announcement is news of 34 metre antenna for the deep space tracking network. […]

Cartosat-1 Goes Up

Friday, May 6th, 2005

A year ago, ISRO announced Cartosat-1. Yesterday, on May 05, our PSLV put it in orbit along with another micro-satellite (HAMSAT) while the President watched on from the Mission Control Centre. Reuters’ story has a cool photograph of the PSLV launching off with the Cartosat-1 remote sensing satellite. Read the ISRO’s official press release for […]

Intel Factory in India?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Well, looks like we might have one soon. Rediff is reporting reporting that our IT Minister is going to meet Intel top brass end of May just to make that happen. "I am meeting Intel chief Craig Barett in the end of this month and I have one point agenda to press him for setting […]

Paz’s Blog!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Welcome to the world of blogging Paz! :)