Ford India, the Indian subsidiary of American auto giant Ford Motor Company, is recalling 1.28 lacs of its popular Figo and Classic models to rectify some problems, said a company official. But the official still declined to comment to queries about the action taken against the vendor or whether the components are made by the company itself. [Read more…]
Miss China Yu Wenxia, won the coveted title of Miss World on Saturday during final held in a mining city on the edge of the Gobi desert. The mostly Chinese audience erupted in cheers and fireworks lit up the sky when it was announced that the home candidate, Yu Wenxia, had been awarded the title. She became China’s second Miss World winner.
Yu beat out 115 contestants, a record, in the highly publicized annual international beauty pageant. China also won the Miss World title in 2007, when model Zhang Zilin took the crown. [Read more…]
Hyderabad: Indian cricketer Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman`s 16-year Test journey came to an end after the Hyderabadi cricketer announced his retirement at a press conference today around 4:00 PM at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Laxman was picked in the Indian squad for the two-match Test series against New Zealand beginning here from August 23, but surprisingly chose to hang his boots with immediate effect without taking the opportunity to bow out of international cricket in front of his home crowd.
““It was a tough decision to take, I have always listened to my inner conscience. The inner voice is a divine voice, I have always done that right through my career. There was a lot of debate in the last four days. I feel it is the right time to move on. It is the right time to give the opportunity for youngsters at home. It has been an emotional and memorable journey for me,” he told to media.
The Right Handed batsman has played 134 Tests, amassing 8,781 runs with an good average of of 45.97. He scored 17 hundreds and 56 half centuries in the longer format of the game.There was no doubt that he wasn’t an ideal batsman for ODIs as he lacked the big-hitting ability and his fielding was always on the heavier side. So he was not a regular in India’s ODI team, played 86 matches scored 2338 runs at an average of 30.76. Unfortunately for him, he could never be a part of India’s World Cup campaigns which remains one of his biggest regrets.
Laxman got his first Test half-century in the second innings of his debut match against the South Africans in 1996. However, it took him another 29 innings before he got his first Test hundred – a remarkable 167 against Australia in the Sydney Test.His remarkable inning was against team Australia where he smashed 281 runs. This is also the highest score from him in any individual inning.
Apart from highest score inning, he also has shown his worth in many crucial situations too. One other remarkable knock from VVS Laxman that is fresh in the minds of cricket fans was against the Aussies at Mohali in 2010 when he scored a superb 73 not out from just 79 balls to help India pull off a stunning victory chasing 216. Laxman with the help of the no.10 Ishant Sharma and no.11 Pragyan Ojha took India to victory despite the hosts getting reduced to 122 for 7 in the run chase. He has set many other such examples and he was always considered as backbone of the team.
“I have always kept my country’s success and need ahead of my personal aspirations. And while I would love contributing to the team’s success, especially against England and Australia, I think this is the right to give opportunity to the youngsters in home conditions ahead of international assignments”, he said.
Although he has quit the international cricket, but his drives and cuts will always be remembered by the cricket fans.
Before talking about Ethical Hacking, let’s discuss what hacking is. Hacking can be defined as the practice of modifying the features of a system, in order to accomplish a goal outside of the creator’s original purpose. In general words, hacking is unauthorized use of computer and network resources. Some other specialists refer it to the hobby or profession of working with computers. [Read more…]
With nuclear power on the ropes in Japan, it could be solar power’s time to shine. Minamisoma City in Fukushima prefecture has signed an agreement with Toshiba to build the country’s biggest solar park. The deal was done after Japan introduced feed-in tariffs to subsidise renewable energy – a move that could see the nation become one of the world’s largest markets for solar power. [Read more…]
London: Legendary British Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has launched the most powerful shared-memory supercomputer. During the launch, which is part of the Numerical Cosmology 2012 workshop at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Hawking said, “We have made spectacular advances in cosmology and particle physics recently.” The COSMOS supercomputer is part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council DiRAC High Performance Computing facility, a national service for UK cosmologists, astronomers and particle physicists, as well as non-academic users.
He said,”Cosmology is now a precision science, so we need machines like COSMOS to reach out and touch the real universe, to investigate whether our mathematical models are correct.”
Hawking also expressed hope that humankind will soon find an ultimate theory which, in principle, would enable the forecasting of anything that happens in the universe.
Hawking added, “I hope that we will soon find an ultimate theory which, in principle, would enable us to predict everything in the universe.”
The COSMOS consortium’s current programme of research aims to advance the understanding of the origin and structure of the universe, primarily through the scientific exploitation of the cosmic microwave sky.
“Even if we do find the ultimate theory, we will still need supercomputers to describe how something as big and complex as the universe evolves, let alone why humans behave the way they do!”, Hawking said.
Jeremy Yates, the Project Director for DiRAC, said, “The COSMOS supercomputer is vital part of the DiRAC Facility. DiRAC now offers five leading systems to UK researchers, two of which are in Cambridge.It allows the UK cosmology and extra-solar planet research communities to take a leading role in understanding how structure was formed in the very early universe and the composition of the atmospheres of extra-solar planets.”
Many robots have been invented all over the world and all perform their predescribed tasks. A new robot has been invented by Japan that keeps the ability of swimming. The team,led by associate professor Motomu Nakashima, at the Tokyo University of Technology has created a ‘Swumanoid’ robot using a 3D scanner to perfectly map a human swimmer’s physique. It has perfected the back-stroke and tries freestyle swimming,with 20 waterproof, computer-controlled motors providing the swimming motion making it possible to create swimming robot. [Read more…]
Yes, you read it right – Digital Jewelry !!!! Mostly, when we heard about Jewelry, various ornaments comes into our mind. It is natural as Jewelry is worn for many reasons i.e for aesthetics, as a symbol of affiliation or commitment or even to impress others. Researchers are trying to change the way we think about the Jewelry we wear. It may seem surprising today, maybe not tomorrow. The latest computer craze has been to be able to wear wireless computers.“Digital Jewelry” looks to be the next upcoming sizzling fashion trend of the technological wave. In the next wave of mobile computing devices, our jewelry might double as our cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and GPS receivers. [Read more…]