Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”

“Tiger, Tiger burning bright”. That is what Mac OS X 10.4 or “Tiger” users across the globe were chanting.You would wonder, “What more could you want from an operating system?” And your mind would enter the true realm of void. Just then Apple Inc. drops in a new line...

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Catastrophic Warming

His suicide note read, “Tomorrow is the end of the world. I kill myself before that.” I wonder, what must have made him feel that the world was going to end the next day? But then I realize that all of us are in an even worse situation, because...

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Yoga…Panacea for all ailments?

Yoga is one of the six classical systems of Hindu philosophy and it affirms the doctrine that through the practice of certain disciplines one may achieve liberation from limitations of flesh, delusions of sense and pitfalls of thought and thus attain union with the object of knowledge...

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Best Friends

A lot of us have dogs as pets. Those who don’t want them as pets. It is said that a dog is the best friend of a human being. They are the most loyal and wonderful creatures on this planet earth. They are the only living beings who know...

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Nokia N82

For those who have just got into their gadget frenzy mode Nokia Corporation, the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturer, added yet another jewel of a gadget to its already expansive line of mobile phones by launching the Nokia N82 . . .

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Lose Weight-The Ayurvedic Way

Ayurveda stresses on perfect knowledge of one’s body type and its metabolism before any treatment is advised. Various body types are classified under different prakritis or a combination of them. Following the ayurvedic way of losing weight, one does not have to put those taste buds on a patience...

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Standing Tall- Literally

What do you call a 100m tall living thing having not only historic importance because it is almost 400-500 years old but also plays a remarkable ecological role?? A Giant Redwood Tree. The first record of the Redwood was written by Fray Juan Crespi in 1769. Its botanical discoverer...

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E-Waste and its Management

‘E-waste’ refers to electronic waste and encompasses obsolete electronic devices. It is estimated that e-waste generated in India accounts for over $1.5 billion. This if recycled and reclaimed has the potential to generate $ 8 billion worth of economic activity. It would also go a long way in keeping...

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Immunity and Our Daily Diet

Disorders in the immune system can cause disease. Immunodeficiency diseases occur when the immune system is less active than normal, resulting in recurring and life-threatening infections. Today’s generation relies primarily on fast food.The only way to build your immunity is by having nutritious food . . .

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The World of Animation

“Animator is an actor with a pencil”, goes the oldest and truest animation cliché. Animation is the rapid display of successive frames of still images and text that appears to be animated due to the phenomenon of persistence of vision. Human eye retains the impression of an image up...

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The Right Temperature

Almost every time you open a newspaper nowadays, the world’s ecology seems to be taking a turn for the worse. Icebergs are breaking off in Antarctica, glaciers and polar ice caps are melting, there is more rain in some parts of the world, less rain in other parts and...

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Cosmic Rays-Mystery Unravelled

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists believe they have traced the origin of high energy cosmic rays to massive extra galactic black holes. During the two year long experiment, 300 scientists from across the world gathered to observe the cosmic rays and solve a century long mystery, only to take...

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Canceri-55: Is it the New Sun?

Ever looked up at the night sky? With so many stars in the universe, it is difficult to understand why there can't be another planet like Earth that supports life. With the discovery of the 'mini Saturn' the day when we pack our bags for a new Earth, is...

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The Chemistry Of Love

Are you in love? And have you ever tried to ask yourself whether love has become an addiction? Scientists are discovering that the same chemical process that takes place with addiction actually takes place when we fall in love. Love is, infact, a chemical state of mind that...

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, commonly abbreviated as ‘AI’, is the science and engineering of making intelligent systems that perceives its environment and then performs actions accordingly. These types of machines/systems possess synthetic intelligence and are programmed to respond to, and handle various situations. Such machines possess an embedded . . .

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The Contaminated Apple

A recent test conducted by the environmental organization Greenpeace International has declared that Apple’s iPhone contains hazardous chemicals that can endanger human health. Environment. Greenpeace scientists have claimed that they found two types of hazardous substances in the iPhone that have already been eliminated by other mobile . . .

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For the Body and Soul

Most people in India, still believe that they should be given a dose of ginger and honey when they catch cold. Heeng (asafoetida) is still the preferred medicine for stomach aches in most households. Branded skin care cosmetics are used only when there is either little knowledge or when...

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Thalassemia

Thalassemia is one of those rare maladies for which medical science has not found a cure yet. It is a serious genetic blood disorder whose gravity is compounded by the lack of social awareness. Unfortunately, ignorance about thalassemia is helping it to multiply faster than it is possible to...

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Stressing Out

I am sure all of us experience a very peculiar feeling in the pit of our stomach when we have a lot of work and very little time? Or when we have to meet a deadline? Or when we have to do something we are not so comfortable with?...

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GREENWASHING

Times have changed since the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. While we still rush to embrace new technologies, it would be fair to say that most consumers have grown more intelligent and discerning today and think about the effect their usage of any product has on the environment....

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The Legend of Jatropha

No, Jatropha is not an illustrious King, nor is it a war hero. Jatropha, is a weed. It grows on almost barren land and requires very little water and hardly any fertilizers. For many years, Jatropha was a pain for the farmers, an unwanted wild plant . . .

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Light Pollution…

Air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, soil contamination are the terms I am sure you might be familiar with but do you know the term photopollution or luminous pollution??? Well these are different names for light pollution which refers to multiple problems, all of which are caused by inefficient,...

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A CASE FOR UN-ADDICTION

A drug is any chemical that is not food and affects the body. Some drugs are given to people by doctors, as a cure for diseases. These are called prescription drugs. Some drugs are natural and can be found in some kinds of food or plants that are...

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HEMOPHILIA – The Royal Disease

Hemophilia is a life long genetic bleeding disorder. One of the clotting factors in his blood is almost absent or deficient. This means that whenever there is an injury, the bleeding does not stop. Bleeding can also happen anywhere inside the...

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EVEN LEFT CAN BE “RIGHT”!!!

A little girl tries to cut paper along a straight line, yet her cutting is rather uneven. She fails to understand why the task that appears to be so easy to her friends and peers can emerge so Herculean for her. The result of her efforts is low grades...

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Devil’s Triangle or Urban Legend

Deep, swirling waters – a place where ships and airplanes disappear, leaving no trace of their human cargo or even a twisted metal hulk. Unfortunately this description hasn’t been lifted from a science fiction novel; instead this is how sailors and pilots describe the notorious waters of the Bermuda...

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The Blu Revolution

The product line of information storage devices just became more interesting with the announcement of the Blu Ray Discs – and the timing couldn’t have been better. With the home PC storage expanding into terabytes, the DVD is failing to meet customer demands. This is where Blu Ray discs,...

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Yet another uncontrollable yawn?

It is a swooning hot summer afternoon, 2.45 pm and as usual I am running late. I walk out of the hostel wishing to find a rickshaw right outside. Unfortunately, there is none, I walk a little ahead and find one. “Bhaiyaa…” , I say. “Bhaiya…metro station janaa hai”, I...

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Losing is Difficult…

The food we eat every day contributes to our well-being and provides us with the nutrients we need for a healthy body and the calories we need for energy. If we eat too much, however, the extra food turns into fat and is stored in our bodies. If we...

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A Little Less Conversation

Treat to the eyes but an assault to the senses; I am talking about the wonder of the half eaten apple - THE I-PHONE. The i-phone, I grudgingly admit, is artistically made. The black exterior with the touch screen, stirs up a lot of excitement. There are physical buttons...

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The Flight to Taxes

Arthur Clarke has said - This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we might not have one. And this in a nutshell encapsulates the grave situation that confronts all of us as global citizens today. However endlessly...

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Mobiles – Miracle or Menace

The advancement in technology sector has greatly surpassed the expectation and imagination of an average human mind. While the ‘techies’ are diving deep into the sea of exploration and innovation, the masses are satisfied enough to keep an eye on What’s Next?? The recent outcomes of enthusiastic minds that...

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An Antidote to Shyness ?

A whiff of Oxytocin and the anxiety and nervousness you experience when you contemplate going up to your cute colleague, could be a thing of the past. Oxytocin popularly known as the ‘love hormone’ stimulates milk ejection...

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Nature & Science

A three pound machine-our human brain-has been trying to invent a machine similar to itself.Something that can talk, walk and act like a human in every sense,even think like a human.To create in the lab something that nature has taken millennia to evolve is more than a pipe dream...

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Mission To Mars

In 1993, J. Richard Gott III computed with scientific certainty that humanity would survive at least 5,100 more years. At the time, we took that as reason to relax, but Dr. Gott has now convinced us that we were wrong. He has issued a wake-up call: To ensure our...

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Beware of the the “killer fats”

Cribbing that your 11-year-old is having an obscene amountof junk food from the latest fast food joint? Obesity might be your biggestnightmare. But hold on, there’s a bigger threat waiting for you in the wings.Not just present in fast food items, but in packaged & food items of thatamiable...

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Vertical Farms

Vertical farms are an effective solution to issues of agricultural land constraint the world over.India presently has over 40% of its land under cultivation and only over 22.00% under forest cover as opposed to the figure of 33.33% prescribed by our National Forest Policy . Ongoing efforts to...

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Nanotechnology 101

It’s a technology that aims at building things on a very ‘small’ scale, and yet can bring about wondrous and ‘big’ developments in the world, particularly in the poor and developing countries; a technology that can rocket us into an era of clean environment, efficient energy consumption, increased manufacturing...

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‘Chocoliciously’ Healthy!

Indulge in that sinful delight for a fitter heartFeel like snacking? Go Ahead! Sink your teeth into that heavenly bar of chocolate, you always thought was sinful and do that ever-pumping heart of yours a favor! Researchers have officially declared, on the basis of a recent study that dark,...

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