Monday, December 25, 2006

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Monday, December 04, 2006

The Simple Blog

Check out the amazing new blog, The Simple Blog. It is a web development/SEO blog that caters to the needs of the people of the blogosphere. The blog is an experiment of sorts and the author is trying to prove a point in the blogosphere that it is possible to make money off of the internet. Wish all the best to him...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Latest on Iraq

According to the UK-based Iraq Body Count, more than 24,860 civillians have been killed since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Of those killed, 82% were adult males and 18% were women and children.

I don't know about you but to me those come across as some pretty startling facts. I mean just look at the number of women and children killed - 18% of 24,860. That equates upto 4,475 women and children killed for something they knew nothing about. All this bloodshed for revenge against crimes they didn't commit?

You don't have to be an engineer to realize that something is wrong with the whole Iraq equation...

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Nanotechnology! Wha' the .... ?

Imagine the earth. Imagine a soccer-ball lying on the earth. Now imagine shrinking the size of the earth (along with the ball) to that of a grape. Now, imagine the size of the shrunken ball. That is how small a nano-particle is!!

The 21st century is the slated to be called "Century of the Nanotechnology". Nanotechnology is the manipulation of nano(atomic) particles to help people to perform a wide array of different functions that are today considered impossible. Nanometre means 10 to the power of -9 metres. That is how small this technology is. But its applications are as varied as that of curing cancer to speeding up computers.

Imagine creating machines with atomic precision and almost zero power consumption. One such device would be a nanobot. A 'nanobot' is a sort of robot made to about the size of a single atom. These are constructed to perform a predefined task. Thousands of such nanobots can perform tasks (like getting rid of pollution from the air or getting the ocean surface clean after an oil spill particle by particle) together. Thus simultaneously making the task easier as well as faster. In addition these bots could be self-replicating, eliminating the need for creating newer ones each time these bots fails.

Nanomedicine & Nanobiology
Now medically, thousands of such 'nanobots' could be assigned to each person to take care of his medical needs. For example, these 'nanobots' could act as 'dust clouds' around a person. When a medical emergency arises, this 'dust cloud' will act accordingly. And since they act at the atomic or sub-micron levels, the repairing of tissues and destruction of infection causing organisms is made possible.
Consider a patient inflicted with cancer. These bots could be inserted into the patient and then could be used to search and destroy the cancerous cells thus getting rid of the patient's cancer!! Many companies are already in clinical trials for drug delivery mechanisms based on nanotechnology!

In computing terms, nanotechnology has already made somewhat huge strides. As computing power increases rapidly, manufactures are finding that it is increasingly becoming difficult to follow Moore's Law(which stated that the number of transistors on a chip will double every 18 months) which has been holding true for a very long time. But a point will be reached when following Moore's Law would simply not be practical.
This is where nanotechnology steps in. By manipulating atomic and sub-atomic particles, their charges can be used to mimic the binary 1s and binary 0s used in today's digital computing. This will increase the transistor count significantly. It is estimated that using nanotechnology, the computing speed would increase 1000 times!!! Now that's a lot of power. In 1989 when one scientist used a Scanning Probe Microscope)SPM to spell out the letters IBM using xenon atoms.

Some other uses of nanotechnology i found interesting were machines tiny gears and cogs made from atoms, miniature or atomic submarines in the bloodstreams controlling the presence of micro-organisms, carbon nanotubes, etc.

These are just some of the areas that will be affected by nanotechnology. Once the impeding problems and wrinkles are sorted out and nanotechnology takes off, life will become more easier and healthier. Can't wait!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Thinking Aloud...

Hey guys, thanx for your comments. Sorry if i offended anyone. I didn't mean to. I was just thinking aloud whatever stupidity that comes to my mind...

But about this 'military objective' thing... one has to wonder if the objective was purely military, since the so called search for 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' appeared to be nothing but an amazingly wild goose chase.

Ooops.... there i go thinking aloud again....

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Real Terrorists?

Think abou the following statement carefully : "When 1000's of innocent people are murdered in London and America it is called terrorism and when 1000's of innocent people are murdered in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is called the war 'on' terrorism!". Be impartial and rational and give that statement a serious thought.