Thursday, September 29, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
For the first time from IIT Bombay, Pratham, the 10.2 kg satellite of app 30 cm cube designed by a 30 member student team from IITB will be one among the eight payloads (incl the main payload, the 377 kg SCATSAT 1 and five satellites from US, Canada and Algeria in two diff orbits of 730 km and 670 km altitude) getting lifted to a sun synchronous polar orbit of 670 km on Monday Sept 26 at 9:12 AM from SDSC, Sriharikotta .
Every day at 11.30 am, Pratham will cross over India for the next four months and give the electron count in that part of the upper atmosphere ..
It makes great economic sense for US cos to launch complex light satellites through the ISRO work horse PSLV to polar sun synchronous orbits ..
Though UK scientists have downplayed our earlier launches and said, what's so great !, it is a disgrace that the same smart people have not launched any on their own other than thru ESA ..
The disease is quite common, it's called - Envy !!
|Oxford University, back to global #1 .. Rising from the ashes of Nalanda ..|
|Nalanda, India, the world's first learning centre|
Friday, September 23, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
In just 10 years, from one co. Microsoft Corp in the global top 10 by market capitalisation in 2006, by 2016, that number has swelled to 5 in the global top 10. Apple (1), Alphabet-Google (2), Microsoft (3), Amazon (6) and Facebook (7) .
Does that signify something ?
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
WORLD ALZHEIMER'S DAY: SEPTEMBER 21
World Alzheimer's Day,
September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.
Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's disease (AD). At current rates, experts believe the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's will quadruple to as many as 16 million by the year 2050.
Alzheimer's disease is often called a family disease, because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone. 5.4 million are living with Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the World and the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
With the increases in life spans and baby boomers coming of age, support for Alzheimer's research is more critical to our families than ever.
There are app 4 million AD patients in India from a population of 1250 million (incidence of 0.003 per million population), while there are 5.4 million AD patients in US with 315 million population (incidence of 0.017 per million population). India AD patients will touch 8 million by 2030 AD.
Per million population US is 6 times more likely to contract AD than India.
From symptoms, is AD an affluence disease ?
Sunday, September 18, 2016
|A luxury model of Jaguar cars ..|
|The real Jaguar ready for a pounce.. ..|
Saturday, September 17, 2016
|1500 MW Muppandal energy farm, Tamil Nadu ..|
As the living standard of a society improves, its power consumption keeps increasing.
|The basic parts of a wind power turbine.|
Click here for per capita energy consumption (World Bank data) for all countries of the world.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
|High speed Talgo trains (upto 250 kmph) will redefine luxury |
yet again on Indian Railways
Monday, September 12, 2016
|The 4000 acre Kamuthi solar park in South Tamil Nadu|
Watch the National Geographic special ..
Tamil Nadu (Southern part of India) gets a daily solar irradiance of 5.6 - 6 KWh/sq.m and gets clear 300 sunny days a year. Recently National Geographic gave a 30 minute peep into the largest solar power house on planet earth at Kamuthi .. Click here for details..
The world's largest solar park till now has been in California San Luis Obispo County, Topaz project, with 550 MW capacity and 9 million solar panels, built by First solar with a 16.8% module efficiency.. (Click on link here..).
The power generated at the Kamuthi park will be bought by the Tamil Nadu State Electricity Board at a rate of Rs 7.01/KWh for a period of 25 years.
By 2020 AD, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will have the largest solar energy plant in the world, the 2000MW plant in Pavagadda, near Tumkur in North Karnataka, South India, which will be three times the size of the Kamuthi plant. Click for details here ..
Here is a model 17 MW solar plant developed by Tata Solar Power systems in Mithapur, UP
Ref : https://cleantechnica.com/2015/07/06/adani-group-set-648-mw-solar-power-tamil-nadu/
PS : The list of the top solar plants is given here The Tengger desert solar park in China with 1500 MW is the largest solar plant as of 2018 April. By December it will be overtaken by Pavaguda solar park near Tumkur which will be a 2000MW plant. (2 GW). Kurnol solar plant, 1000MW covers an area of 24 sq.km. The Saudi solar park costing $200 billion will be funded by Japanese venture capital firm SoftBank would cover an area of 5000 sq.km and should be ready by 2030. (updated on 9 May 2018).
Friday, September 09, 2016
|The majestic GSLV Mk II with 2 strap on motors|
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
The White Hat calls for information known or needed. "The facts, just the facts."
The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.
The Black Hat is judgment - the devil's advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.
The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.
The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It's an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.
The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It's the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.
Friday, September 02, 2016
It is a fact as firm as a rock that US is no match for the Indians when it comes to low cost, reliable space endeavours ..
US space scientists have never acknowledged anywhere that they are no match for Indians when it comes to being smart with low cost space launches. (US leadership cannot be challenged in the area of innovation). US simply lacks the low cost technology and capability to match with India in such critical areas of space technology.
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