India At Mars.. MOM

This is really a proud moment for me and also for every single #Indian as we are now among the very few players of technology who have reached mars “The Red planet” .No words can describe this feeling I am feeling proud on our ISRO scientists and all the associated members with this mission. Heartily congratulations to our countrymen for this milestone.

This is India’s first and worlds cheapest mars orbiter mission which is totally succeeded to reach the mars orbit in its very first attempt on 24 September 2014 2:00 UTC 06:27 AMT .The orbiter was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center SHAR, Sriharikota at 09:08 UTC (14:38 IST) on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C25.

Mars Orbiter Mission is India’s first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit. The Mission is primarily technological mission considering the critical mission operations and stringent requirements on propulsion and other bus systems of spacecraft.

Mars Orbiter Mission carries five scientific payloads to observe Martian surface, atmosphere and exosphere extending up to 80,000 km for a detailed understanding of the evolution of that planet, especially the related geologic and the possible biogenic processes on that interesting planet. These payloads consist of a camera, two spectrometers, a radiometer and a photometer. Together, they have a weight of about 15 kg.

Objectives Of MOM:

Following are the major objectives of the mission:

A. Technological Objectives:

Design and realization of a Mars orbiter with a capability to survive and perform Earth bound manoeuvres, cruise phase of 300 days, Mars orbit insertion / capture, and on-orbit phase around Mars.
Deep space communication, navigation, mission planning and management.
Incorporate autonomous features to handle contingency situations.
B. Scientific Objectives:

Exploration of Mars surface features, morphology, mineralogy and Martian atmosphere by indigenous scientific instruments.
source: ISRO

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Up for Discussion – You’re Just a Blogger

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Recently I was having a discussion with someone and I was told that I was “just a blogger”, with the implication being that I was no one important.  There was the implication that just because I write a blog that I was nothing else, and therefore there was no need to take me seriously.

Those words have haunted me, made me angry, and made me wonder, just what it is to be a blogger? Even my children tease me about it.  So where do these negative connotations for being a blogger come from?

I think it is interesting that people feel this way about them, considering, I just tried to find out, that WordPress alone has over 60 million blogs, that doesn’t count all the other blogging platforms that are out there.  So with millions and millions of blog, why does it have a bad reputation?

LeanneCole-royalgardens-20130911-0599I can’t answer that…

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“The new car replaces the outgoing V12 Vantage in markets around the world and, with the exception of the One-77 hypercar, arrives as the fastest road-going Aston Martin yet offered,” said Aston Martin in a press statement.

The 2015 model will be equipped with a brand-new 565-hp 6.0-liter V12 engine and comes with a seven-speed Sportshift III automated manual transmission. The company promises that the unit is “lighter” than a base six-speed manual gearbox according to a company press release.The Vantage gas a top speed of 205 mph, and also comes equipped with a lighter exhaust system modeled off of the One-77.Other features include the debut of three-stage adaptive damping which allows drivers to choose between Normal, Sport, and Track modes according to Aston Martin.
A new lightweight forged alloy 10-spoke wheels and a black painted roof are also standard.


POWER   -573PS


SPEED    -205mph


The new-generation AM28 V12 engine delivers exceptional performance. Integrated with our ‘Gen4’ VH architecture this combination drives peak power to 565bhp and a phenomenal top speed of 205mph. An advanced engine management system controls AM28 alongside the debut of Dual Variable Camshaft Timing and knock-sensing – all improving efficiency and engine capability.


To unleash the full capability of AM28 we’ve produced ‘Sportshift III’ – an all-new gearbox unique to V12 Vantage S. Sportshift III produces new levels of precision and a level of driver engagement you would expect from our most aggressive sporting experience. With a twin-plate clutch and slave cylinder taken from the One-77 hypercar, V12 Vantage S has a transmission developed for peak performance.


As a rear mid-mounted unit, Sportshift III contributes to a near-perfect 48:52 weight distribution. Paddle-shift controls, tipped with leather or carbon-fibre link to advanced electro-hydraulic controls meaning each gear-shift takes less than 70 milliseconds. Combined with a drive ratio of 3.727:1 and seven-gears – enabling the first six gears to sit closer – the V12 Vantage S has incredible standing start and in-gear acceleration.


Every Aston Martin sounds unique, V12 Vantage S introduces a new voice to the choir. Using the same reduced size and lightweight muffler as Vanquish & One-77 our engineers set out to create the perfect sound for our most aggressive car. A ‘savage rasp’ is the result of high-frequency tones matched with a powerful rumble, but progression is linear as balanced cross pipework mixes exhaust from each bank. Clear growth at high-revs rewards you for pushing V12 Vantage S to the limit.


Adaptive damping developed for Vanquish is introduced to V12 Vantage S. Three modes; normal, sport and track give fantastic driver flexibility, changing ride firmness and the sharpness of handling. Hundreds of readings per second adjust each damper based on road conditions, vehicle performance and driver control. Integrating this technology within our smallest sports car chassis saw innovative new suspension mounts engineered specifically to mate the Vantage body with this advanced ADS.


Introduced on V12 Vantage, V12 Vantage S sees a complete recalibration of both traction and stability controls for complete control of the increased power and adaptive damping. Traction control automatically senses front / rear wheel rotations, adjusting engine torque or braking instantly. Stability control senses over or under-steer and applies the relevant brake level. Technology designed to complement the handling experience and improve control for the skilled driver.


3rd generation brakes, the best we’ve ever developed. Working with specialist suppliers we created a revised disc coating and the largest braking surface ever used on an Aston Martin. Cross-drilled carbon ceramic matrix reduces weight, noise and judder – all with virtually no brake fade. Specially designed to dissipate heat, braking performance is prolonged, especially in dynamic road or track conditions. Calipers uniquely supplied for Aston Martin feature a strengthened bridge and monobloc construction.


An all new lightweight forged wheel creates a striking side profile as more of the brake caliper and carbon ceramic disc are displayed. Over 1kg lighter than the standard V12 Vantage wheel, the reduced unsprung mass provides better turning response. With all this technology, we don’t forget the one element in contact with the road – tyres. Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres come as standard for superb grip and handling with improved all-weather performance from the Pirelli P Zero as a no cost extra.

Image source: Aston Martin

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Google Nose Service.

The tech giant Google is now working on its all nnew service which takes you beyond type, talk, and touch for a new notation of sensation. The service is currently in beta mode and named by goole as “Google nose beta”,this service is aroma base having 5M+ scentibytes.
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What’s that smell?

Google NoseBETA leverages new and existing technologies to offer the sharpest olfactory experience available:
Street Sense vehicles have inhaled and indexed millions of atmospheric miles.
Android Ambient Odor Detection collects smells via the world’s most sensible mobile operating system.
SMELLCD™ 1.8+ high-resolution compatible for precise and controlled odors.

Vulnerability: Samsung-branded Android Phones Allow Bypass of Lock Screen

Secure Connexion

A vulnerability was recently found in Samsung mobile Android devices, OS version 4.1.2, that would give an attacker (unauthenticated users) the ability to circumvent the screen lock, viewing the home screen. It can also give them rights to run apps, send arbitrary messages to contacts, rack up illegitimate phone services, etc. It could also lock out the original user of the device.

Terence Eden posted a video about the Galaxy Note II:

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen flaws on Samsung-branded Android smartphones. Before this, kernel trouble was the topic, where attackers can gain easy access to the Android kernel in some Samsung devices.

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World’s FIRST webpage ever created

World’s FIRST webpage ever created

The above link is the copy of the world’s FIRST webpage ever created. This copy of the original first webpage, created by Berners-Lee, is still published on the World Wide Web Consortium’s website as a historical document.The World Wide Web began as a CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) project called ENQUIRE, initiated by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 and Robert Cailliau in 1990. Berners-Lee and Cailliau were jointly honoured by the Association for Computing Machinery in 1995 for their contributions to the development of the World Wide Web. Based on the concept of hypertext, the project was aimed at facilitating sharing information among researchers. The first website went on-line in 1991. On 30 April 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone. 


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