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Apple iphone to be launched in 20 more countries in august

Tim Cook,COO,Apple said during a recent conference that it expects to launch the iPhone 3G in about 20 more countries on August 22 ,2008.Most probabily India is one of these 20 countries as cited by Vodafone also which is the first mobile service provider launching Iphone 3G in India followed by Airtel(15 days later).
The iPhone 3G is at present shipping in 22 countries including only four in Asia-PAcific region (Australia, Hong Kong, Japan ,New Zealand).The Apple Store ha currently more than 900 apps available, with over 20 percent of them free.


World's smallest nano thin as hair made by scientists..marvellous feat by scientists

Using the parts inside a single molecule, scientists have constructed the world's smallest car. It has a chassis, axles and a pivoting suspension. The wheels are buckyballs, spheres of pure carbon containing 60 atoms apiece.

It'd be a real squeeze to take it for a spin, however.

The whole car is no more than 4 nanometers across. That's slightly wider than a strand of DNA. A human hair is about 80,000 nanometers thick.


An awesome chase scene(hold your breath )


A Great Ad by a Turkey Bank.....worth of watching it...

And this is the making of this ad(behind the scenes).


How to courier ur love & kisses DHL [We Deliver.Whatever]..funny video

Have you ever miss your love one?
I bet everyone missed.
But how to send / deliver your love and kisses to your love one?
I bet no one know.
and the answer is DHL Courier delivery service!

The wife miss his husband too much,
so she called up DHL courier delivery service to send her hug and kisses to her husband.
How she manage to do this?
Watch the video and don’t miss any part!
DHL helps you to deliver anything anywhere anytime!


World's fastest train service launched in china..for bejing 2008 olympics
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A CRH (China Railway High-speed) bullet train leaves from Shanghai for Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, Jan. 28, 2007. The new China-made train, which can travel at 250 kilometers per hour, made debut on the Shanghai-Hangzhou route Sunday. The train is expected to operate on test runs on the Shanghai-Beijing route during the coming Spring Festival holidays when there is sharp rise in demand for transportation.
the world's fastest train service on August 1. The rail service will start from the southern railway station in Beijing, which will also become the largest railway station in Asia. The service will link Beijing with one of China's Olympic co-host cities, Tianjin.


Bermuda triangle..the unsolved mystery

Over the past 100 years, the Bermuda Triangle has seen what some say is a significant and inordinately high number of unexplained disappearances of planes, ships and people. Some reports say that as many as 100 ships and planes have been reported missing in the area and more than 1,000 lives have been lost. The U.S. Coast Guard, however, maintains that the area does not have an unusual number of incidents.

In 1975, Mary Margaret Fuller, editor of "Fate" magazine, contacted Lloyd's of London for statistics on insurance payoffs for incidents occurring within the Bermuda Triangle's usually accepted boundaries. According to Lloyd's records, 428 vessels were reported missing throughout the world between 1955 and 1975, and th­ere was no greater incidence of events occurring in the Bermuda Triangle than anywhere else in the world.

Gian J. Quasar, author of "Into the Bermuda Triangle: Pursuing the Truth Behind the World's Greatest Mystery" and curator of, argues that this report "is completely false." Quasar reasons that because Lloyd's does not insure small crafts like yachts and often doesn't insure small charter boats or private aircraft, its records can't be the definitive source. He also states that the Coast Guard's records, which it publishes annually, do not include "missing vessels." He requested data on "overdue vessels" and received (after 12 years of asking) records of 300 missing/overdue vessels for the previous two years. Whether those vessels ultimately returned is unknown. His Web site has a list of these vessels.

The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) database indicates (according to Gian J. Quasar) that only a handful of aircraft have disappeared off the New England coast over the past 10 years, while over 30 have occurred in the Bermuda Triangle.

The mystery of the Triangle probably took hold with the first well-publicized disappearance in 1945, when five Navy Avengers disappeared in the area. The cause of the disappearance was originally "pilot error," but family members of the pilot leading the mission couldn't accept that he had made such a mistake. Eventually they convinced the Navy to change it to "causes or reasons unknown."

The myth gained momentum after reporter E.V.W. Jones compiled a list of "mysterious disappearances" of ships and planes between the Florida coast and Bermuda. Two years later, George X. Sand wrote an article for "Fate" magazine, titled "Sea Mystery at our Back Door." The article was about a "series of strange marine disappearances, each leaving no trace whatever, that have taken place in the past few years" in a "watery triangle bounded roughly by Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico."

As more incidents occurred, the reputation grew and past events were reanalyzed and added to the legend. In 1964, "Argosy Magazine" gave the triangle its name in an article titled "The Deadly Bermuda Triangle" by Vincent Gaddis. Argosy magazine's tagline a "magazine of master fiction," but that did nothing to halt the spread of the myth. More articles, books, and movies have appeared, suggesting theories ranging from alien abductions to a giant octopus.

Next, we'll look at some early well-known incidents that have been attributed to the area.


China Builds World's highest railway links Tibet to rest of China

bridge on Lhasa River on the way

The first trains were flagged onto the Qinghai-Tibet Railway line, the world's highest railway line connecting the Tibetan capital Lhasa with Golmud in Qinghai, China. At its highest point in the Tanggula Pass, the railway line reaches an altitude of 5072 metres.

Of the new 1,110-kilometre stretch of track, 86 per cent is at least 4,000 meters above sea level.

At its apex, the route winds through the towering Tanggula Mountain Pass, which at 5,072 meters makes the new line the highest railway in the world 255 meters higher than the previous record-holder, a route running through the Peruvian Andes.

So, the first rail link between Tibet and the rest of China is also a matter of national pride.

Because of the thinness of the air on the route and the potential for altitude sickness, officials have taken extra precautions to help passengers enjoy the ride and keep health concerns to a minimum.

Early reports had speculated that trains would need to be pressurized like aircraft, since air at 4,000 to 5,000 meters usually contains around half as much oxygen as air at sea level.

But that was impossible, officials reasoned not only will the train pick up and drop off passengers at stations along the route, but the conductor will organize time for passengers to disembark for a better view of the scenery and wildlife.

Among the precautions, each carriage has an oxygen-generating cabinet. The oxygen is fed into two systems. One is like central air conditioning, ventilating each cabin. The other is an "emergency oxygen supply" system, with each passenger having access to a special socket, whether near the windows, under the seat or at the bedside.

It is the system's constant hum that reassures passengers the air is still OK.

Perhaps even more comforting is the news that at least one doctor will travel on each train when regular service starts, said Zhao Shiyun, chief engineer of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Construction Headquarters in Xining, Qinghai's capital.


Sky Walk in Grand canyon-arizona-must see video


the grand canyon skywalk




view from above the sky walk


took 9 000 000 pounds of steel to be strong enough to hold people



even with the high walls, they still put a railing


The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a tourist attraction along the Colorado River on the edge of the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon West) in the U.S. state of Arizona.

Commissioned by the Hualapai Indian tribe, it was unveiled March 20, 2007, and opened to the general public on March 28, 2007. It is accessed via the Grand Canyon West terminal or a 120 miles (190 km) drive from Las Vegas, which includes an unpaved and bumpy 18 miles (29 km) stretch. A walk on the skywalk is available for a $29.95 admission fee plus tax, which is paid to the Hualapai Indian tribe at the Skywalk itself. That is in addition to the short 7- to 10-minute coach ride for which the Hualapai Tribe charges $29.95 ($59.90 per person, $20 to park a car, plus tax).

The horseshoe-shaped glass walkway, at a 1,200-meter (4,000-feet) height above the floor of the canyon exceeds those of the world's largest skyscrapers.[1] The Skywalk is not directly above the main canyon, Granite Gorge, which contains the Colorado River. Instead it extends over a side canyon and affords a view into the main canyon.[2] USGS topographic maps[1] show the elevation at the Skywalk's location as 1,454 m (4,770 ft) and the elevation of the Colorado River in the base of the canyon as 354 m (1,161 ft).

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The Worlds first Dynamic Architecture..building in dubai



The Dynamic Architecture building, which will be constantly in motion changing its shape, will be able to generate electric energy for itself as well as for other buildings. Forty-eight wind turbines fitted between each rotating floors as well as the solar panels positioned on the roof of the building will produce energy from wind and the sunlight, with no risk of pollution. The total energy produced by this inbuilt ‘powerhouse’ every year will be worth approximately seven million dollars.

Each turbine can produce 0.3 megawatt of electricity, compared to 1-1.5 megawatt generated by a normal vertical turbine (windmill). Considering that Dubai gets 4,000 wind hours annually, the turbines incorporated into the building can generate 1,200,000 kilowatt-hour of energy.

As average annual power consumption of a family is estimated to be 24,000 kilowatt-hour, each turbine can supply energy for about 50 families. The Dynamic Architecture tower in Dubai will be having 200 apartments and hence four turbines can take care of their energy needs. The surplus clean energy produced by the remaining 44 turbines can light up the neighborhood of the building.

However, taking into consideration that the average wind speed in Dubai is of only 16 km/h the architects may need to double the number of turbines to light up the building to eight. Still there will be 40 free turbines, good enough to supply power for five skyscrapers of the same size.

The horizontal turbines of the Dynamic Architecture building are simply inserted between the floors, practically invisible. They neither need a pole nor a concrete foundation. In addition, they are at zero distance from the consumer, which makes maintenance easier.

The modern design of the building and the carbon fiber special shape of the wings take care of the acoustics issues. Producing that much electric energy without any implication on the aesthetic aspect of the building is a revolutionary step in tapping alternative energy sources. Furthermore, this energy will have a positive impact on the environment and economy.


Dubai to Build World’s Largest Arch Bridge by 2012


Dubai is set to spend $817-million on building the world’s largest arch bride, at 617-feet tall and 1-mile in length. Expect it to be service 2012.

Dubai is the Tetsuo of cities, expanding so fast it’s on the verge of creating of its own universe. And architecture that looks like it’s from the 22nd century only adds to the sheer grandeur of its growth—this bridge, envisioned by NY architecture firm Fxfowle, will be the largest and tallest arch bridge in the world, at one mile long and 670 feet tall.

construction next month and is due to wrap up in 2012 after running some $817 million dollars. World’s first vacuum tube mass transit system will launch in Dubai shortly thereafter.


petrol may be replaced by biofuel in the future

With petroleum product prices rising steadily; diesel alone has become 25 per cent costlier over the last year. Apart from the search for alternatives, it is the need to achieve energy independence that is directing so much focus on biofuels and the crops that will help yield these oils. If sugar mills are being encouraged to produce ethanol from sugarcane for blending with petrol, efforts are on to cultivate such crops as jatropha and pongamia, which yield oil that can either be blended with diesel or used independently.

BIOFUELS, ethanol, jatropha, pongamia... Words till recently rarely mentioned outside a select circle are coming into common usage now. The reasons are not difficult to fathom: Petroleum product prices have been rising steadily; diesel alone has become 25 per cent costlier over the last year. Apart from the search for alternatives, it is the need to achieve energy independence that is directing so much focus on biofuels and the crops that will help yield these oils.

Sugar mills are being encouraged to produce ethanol from sugarcane for blending with petrol, while efforts are on to cultivate such crops as jatropha and pongamia, which yield oil that can either be blended with diesel or used by themselves instead.

Much potential

While jatropha has clearly emerged as the preferred option for cultivation, pongamia, a traditional species that has been around for ages, too has great potential. The advantage with jatropha, a bush, is that it is easy to maintain and starts yielding from the fourth year, while pongamia, a tree, requires more area and yields can be expected from the seventh or eighth year on. Scientists, however, say that the Botanical Survey of India has identified more than 400 species of plants and trees that can yield such oils.

According to Prof U. Shrinivasa, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, pongamia oil has been found to be effective as a biofuel for running farm equipment and in power generation. Pongamia is cultivated for its nitrogen-fixing ability and its leaves are used as green manure. The oil from the seeds finds use in leather tanning and soap-making.

The enthusiasm for biofuels must also be viewed against the backdrop of the country's thirst for oil — about 114 million tonnes every year — 75 per cent of which is imported at a cost of Rs 1,20,000 crore. About 112 million tonnes of oil is consumed just by the transportation sector.

Experts feel that the problem of the huge oil import bill and the price uncertainty can be mitigated by cultivating biofuel crops on the over 60 million hectares of wasteland available in the country. Each hectare would yield up to three tonnes of seed, from which can be extracted one tonne of oil. This would translate to 30 million tonnes of oil.

The problem is that these estimates represent a theoretical potential, say the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and commercial banks. Studies are still at the academic level and banks need large-scale field data before they will commit funds.

Even the economics of cultivating jatropha (see Tables below) and the unit cost analysis available with banks are based on preliminary estimates by research institutes. Banks are for now only willing to wait and watch and have not extended any loans for jatropha cultivation.

In Tamil Nadu, for example, State Bank of India has only entered into an agreement with a company that wants to start contract farming of jatropha.

Willing investors

Initial studies raise optimism and investors are willing to commit money to jatropha farming and in investing in processing facilities. The Indian Railways, the single largest user of fuel in the transportation sector, is considering an ambitious project in which it hopes to exploit the nearly 90,000 hectares available with it for farming biofuel crops such as jatropha.

These have the potential to solve about 50 per cent of the Railway's requirement. The problem the Railways faces is the inadequate availability of seeds for it to extract oil from.

It buys oils at a high cost — about Rs 43 a litre — mainly because it is still looking at it as a pilot project, according to Mr Jayantha Ghosh, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Southern Railway. But the Railway feels that prices should be much lower.

The Chennai-based D1 Mohan Bio Oils Ltd, which plans to invest Rs 80 crore in a biofuel project, is to set up a facility to process about 24,000 tonnes of jatropha seeds a year to produce about 8,000 tonnes of oil.

The plant is expected to come up in January 2006 in Chengalpattu, near Chennai, according to Mr D. Aristotle, General Manager (Projects).

The company hopes to rope in farmers through contract farming to cultivate jatropha on over 5 million hectares in 5-7 years.

It has launched the project in Tamil Nadu, where it plans to cover 40,000 hectares, Andhra Pradesh 20,000 hectares and Chattisgarh 50,000 hectares. It also plans to extend the cultivation to Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

The company will buy back the jatropha seeds and provide technical support. The initial cost of Rs 28,500 a hectare will be disbursed as loan by banks over the first three years.

A Central Government subsidy of 30 per cent, or Rs 6,000 a hectare, will be adjusted in the loan. The company estimates that biodiesel prices will be marginally cheaper than diesel, at about Rs 30 a litre.

The chemical reaction

BIOFUEL production is a two-stage process that starts with the raw material, oilseeds, being crushed in oil mills to physically expel the oil, leaving behind the oil cake, which can be used as manure. The second stage is a chemical process involving a reaction called transesterification. The expelled oil is treated with an alcohol, say, methanol, and a base, say, potassium hydroxide, to convert it to fuel. This reaction removes free fatty acids and also gives off by-products glycerine and a fertiliser from the base used.

In the 1940s scientists used similar reaction to produce glycerine to make explosives.

Land equation

THE estimates of land area needed for extracting jatropha oil to replace diesel.

Under irrigated condition jatropha seeds output is 3 tonnes per hectare. This yields one tonne of oil.

Current diesel consumption: 40 million tonnes a year.

For equivalent jatropha oil, 40 million hectares would have to be brought under the crop.

Forty million hectares or four lakh sq km is the combined area of Chattisgarh (1.35 lakh sq km) and Madhya Pradesh (3.08 lakh sq km).

For 20 per cent blending of diesel with jatropha oil, that is, for 8 million tonnes, eight million hectares would need to be brought under the plant, or 80,000 sq km, which is 60 per cent of Tamil Nadu's land area (1.3 lakh sq km).

India has 6 lakh sq km of wasteland.


Samsung launched worlds first new 8 megapixel i8510 mobile

Looks like Samsung is keeping itself busy with its newest smartphone, the Symbian S60 based i8510. The thing that most people are going crazy about is the 8 megapixel camera, which isn't all that impressive, considering the fact that Sony Ericsson already stepped up and announced their 8.1 megapixel camera phone last month.

The innov8 phone runs on Symbian OS V9.3, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 and equips A GPS technology for navigation and geo-tagging services. It features a crystal clear 2.8รข€ 16M color LCD, 8 GB or 16 GB Flash memory, external memory slot up to 16 GB, an optical mouse, 4-way
navigation key, WiFi and HSDPA connectivity, external dual speakers, 3D surround sound supported by DNSe 2.0 and a 1200mAh battery. It supports DivX, WMV, Real Player and MPEG4 video formats.


Can you imagine driving in this road





AND the worse.....



World's Longest Sea bridge opened in china-36km

The bridge links Shanghai to the industrial city of Ningbo across Hangzhou Bay, cutting the distance between them from about 250 miles to just 50 miles.
A 22-mile bridge that its builders claim is the world's longest sea-crossing structure was formally linked-up Tuesday just south of the business hub of Shanghai.

The 36km (22.5 mile) road bridge stretches across the mouth of Hangzhou Bay in the East China Sea.

Officials plan to open the structure next year, once feeder roads and toll booths have been completed.

While it is the longest sea bridge ever built, it is around 2km short of the bridge across Lake Pontchartrain in the US state of Louisiana.

The bridge, which will have six lanes and allow traffic to travel at 100km/h, will shorten the distance between China's commercial capital, Shanghai, and the major industrial port of Ningbo by 120km.

In a break with tradition, private firms provided almost a third of the investment needed for the project, which cost a total of $1.4bn.

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Apple stores now open at 8 meet the demand

Apple's US retail now will open as much as two hours earlier each day for the increased demand in iphone selling.

"To accommodate demand for iPhone 3G, all Apple Retail Stores will now open at 8:00 a.m. every day but Sunday," Apple says. "We're also adding staff to help you get up and running as quickly as possible."

While the change will do little to alleviate queues at the company's flagship stores -- many of which already open earlier -- the move gives Apple more time to clear queues for iPhone 3G at its locations that often continue to last for hours even two weeks after the official launch.


Apple iPhone 3G .to be launched in vodafone..

Apple's 3G iPhone will belaunched in india by Vodafone and Airtel in september. the Indian customers are waiting eagerly for what is currently the world's most wanted gizmo.

An important thing about the iPhone is that it stands out in comparison with other smartphones not for what it does, but how it does it.

The distinguishing features of iPhone can be summarised as sleek design, brilliant display and an innovative touch screen interface. The most important of these is the sleek, button-less and lineless design that makes the iPhone a beauty to behold among the cluster of smartphones in the market.

The 3.5 inch display is the phone's highlight - the 480x320 pixel resolution offers brilliant colours, sharp graphics and fluid animations. It also makes the iPhone an excellent handheld gaming device.

The iPhone's menu interface is intuitive, eye-catching and easy to use. The bright icons look stunning on the dark background and the fluid animations are a treat to watch.

The iPhone uses only a touch screen and though it is not the first phone to rely solely on a touch screen, the intuitive way it is implemented stands out and one does not miss a stylus.

The touch screen uses multitouch technology, which allows one to move the fingers in a variety of ways to manipulate what's on the screen. For example, while viewing a picture one can zoom in by bringing one's fingers together and then pulling them apart and to zoom out by doing the opposite. Similarly, in the web browser, you can move around the web page by sliding your finger or zoom in with a double tap.

The phone has a motion sensor, which enables it to adjust the display's orientation automatically when the phone is flipped on its side while using the music/video player and the Internet browser. Another sensor turns off the display automatically when you lift the iPhone to the ear for a phone call.

The phone also has all the features of an iPod. An important feature is the capability to install third party applications or 'apps' that would add a number of additional functionalities. Hundreds of free apps are expected to be available soon on the Internet.

The new iPhone's important novel features can be summed up in two words - GPS and 3G. The GPS allows the use of location-based services such as navigation and 3G provides high Internet speed. With support for three 3G bands and both UMTS and HSDPA networks, the iPhone 3G can use high-speed networks all around the world.

An important new feature for corporate users is the support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. This would enable access to e-mails, calendars and contacts, allowing them to access their official emails on the iPhones.

The support for custom-designed enterprise applications allows companies to create customised applications for their business needs. To deploy their in-house applications, companies can synchronise the applications with iTunes to authorised iPhones.

The new iPhone is also slightly slimmer, lighter and offers more battery time than its predecessor. However, it lacks some basic features that other smartphones provide.

The phone has only a two megapixel camera, which lacks a flash and can't shoot videos. It also does not provide multi media messaging (MMS). Another thing missing is stereo Bluetooth headset support. The iPhone also doesn't allow copying and pasting of text and cannot play Flash animations on web pages.

If one compares the new iPhone's features with those of smartphones such as Nokia N95 or HTC Touch Diamond, one finds that many of its individual features are bettered by these phones.

For example, many latest smartphones offer 3.2-megapixel or higher resolution cameras and that too with flash and video recording.

But where the iPhone scores is in offering a sleek, stylish and overall user-friendly package that has made thousands across the world queue up for days in front of Apple stores to lay their hands on it.


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