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First Miss India – A journey from 1949 to 2010

Sunny Jul 8, 2011

First Miss India
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First Miss India ( held in the year 1949) Pramila (Esther Abraham) is now 90 Years old
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Coolest Clocks

Cute Girl Jul 8, 2011

Fruit-Powered Clock
A digital clock and calendar powered by food! The Fruit-powered Clock ($15.99) is a very cool clock that combines micro-electronic technology with the natural electrical potential of a fresh fruit or vegetable. The clock uses the original scientific principles on which all modern electrical storage batteries are based. Just add a fresh orange, apple, lemon, lime, pear, banana, or any another convenient fruit or vegetable to the supplied components in this kit and you have the perfect synthesis of nature's own electrical power resource and the accuracy of a digital clock.

Digital Clock T-Shirt
Powered by 4 x AAA batteries, this Digital Clock T-Shirt ($24.99) utilizes an electro-luminescent panel in front to display the time. The batteries --hidden inside a compartment-- will last between 12 - 36 hours depending on the flashing mode selected. Just like a standard digital clock it flash per second for keeping time, or while acting as a stop watch. Cool!

It's not all white: The cocktail of up to 20 chemicals in a glass of milk

Sunny Jul 5, 2011

Healthy drink: Quantities of compounds found in milk were minuscule

A glass of milk can contain a cocktail of up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones, scientists have shown.

Using a highly sensitive test, they found a host of chemicals used to treat illnesses in animals and people in samples of cow, goat and human breast milk.

The doses of drugs were far too small to have an effect on anyone drinking them, but the results highlight how man-made chemicals are now found throughout the food chain. the highest quantities of medicines were found in cow's milk.

Researchers believe some of the drugs and growth promoters were given to the cattle, or got into milk through cattle feed or contamination on the farm.

The 15 Countries With The Highest Concentration Of Millionaires

lovely Jul 4, 2011

Millionaires represented 0.9% of households in 2010 but owned 39% of global wealth. In a new report, The Boston Consulting Group highlights 15 countries with the largest percent of millionaire households. We highlighted the number of millionaire and ultra-high-net-worth households in these countries.

With global wealth growing 8% to $121.8 trillion in 2010, North America had the largest absolute gain rising to $38.2 trillion in assets under management (AUM). Wealth however grew the fastest in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) at 17.1%.

Note: Figures are for 2010

15 United Kingdom
Percent of households with $1 million in wealth: 2.2%

The United Kingdom has 570,000 millionaire households, of which 738 were ultra-high-net-worth households with more than $100 million in assets under management (AUM).

Celebrating Independence Yet Enslaved To Debt

Shilpa Jul 3, 2011

Every year when July 4th rolls around, Americans from coast to coast celebrate July 4th with cookouts, outdoor concerts and fireworks. We love celebrating Independence Day and yet we are deeply enslaved to debt. We like to think of ourselves as "free" and yet we have rolled up the biggest pile of debt the world has ever seen. The people that we have borrowed all of this money from expect to be paid. Sadly, instead of addressing the problem, we have been loading more debt on to the backs of future generations with each passing year.

What we are doing to our kids and our grandkids is so immoral that is almost defies description. At the heart of this debt-based system stands the Federal Reserve. It is a perpetual debt machine that was designed to trap the U.S. government in a spiral of debt permanently. Today, the U.S. national debt is 4700 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was created back in 1913.

This year alone, we will add more to the national debt than we did from the presidency of George Washington to the beginning of the presidency of Ronald Reagan. So yes, enjoy the hotdogs and the fireworks, but also remember that we will never be free as long as this constantly expanding debt problem is hanging over our heads.

Amid health fears, Diet Coke sweetener in safety spotlight

Ragini Khanna Jul 1, 2011

A sweetener used in Diet Coke is to undergo a safety review over fears that it has harmful effects on human health
An artificial sweetener used in Diet Coke is to undergo an urgent EU safety review.

Aspartame is ingested every day by millions of people around the world in more than 6,000 well-known brands of food, drink and medicine.

However, it has been the subject of a number of studies that appear to show harmful effects on human health. One recent study linked diet drinks containing aspartame to premature births, while another suggested it could cause cancer.

To date, health watchdogs, including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA), have ruled out any link to ill-health.

Apple Is Hiding Its Google-Killer

Cute Girl Jun 27, 2011

It now appears that Apple is waiting for iOS 5 to be ready to release the iPhone 5, which shows how big a deal the latest version of its mobile operating system is. However, there was a huge thing missing from that unveiling.

Siri is the mobile assistant app Apple acquired almost a year ago. Siri is really a mobile search engine. Or really, it's what a mobile search engine would be like if we'd had the Internet on phones before computers.

You speak into it, you say something like, "Siri, I want a romantic Italian restaurant nearby", and it will do that. It will take your location and scour Yelp and the like for Italian restaurants with the attribute "romantic" near you. You can ask it to make a reservation, and it will go through OpenTable and do it.

The magician who can walk on water

Sunny Jun 26, 2011

The magician who can walk on water: Dynamo crosses the River Thames on foot - without using a bridge

Most magicians are capable of unbelievable feats, after all it's their stock in trade, but how many have unbelievable feet?

120,000 Indians hold a third of national income

Shilpa Jun 25, 2011

NEW DELHI: Last year may have been a cruel year for much of the country with slow growth and double-digit food inflation, but India's high net worth individuals (HNWIs) prospered — just over 120,000 in number, or 0.01% of the population, their combined worth is close to one-third of India's Gross National Income (GNI).

HNWIs, in this context, are defined as those having investable assets of $1 million or more, excluding primary residence, collectibles, consumables, and consumer durables. According to the 2009 Asia-Pacific Wealth Report, brought out by financial services firms Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, at the peak of the recession in 2008, India had 84,000 HNWIs with a combined net worth of $310 billion. To put that figure in perspective, it was just under a third of India's market capitalization, that is, the total value of all companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange — as of end-March 2008. The average worth of each HNWI was Rs 16.6 crore.

YBGLOB IT Solutions India explains how to open and close panels

Robert Jun 21, 2011

It’s important to spend some time experimenting, clicking and displaying. A good dose of curiosity can help accelerate your learning experience. Another panel you’ll be using a lot in flash is the library panel. The library panel is where you store various elements you’ll be using in your movie.

These elements can be graphics, buttons, movie clips, imported pictures, sound, and video. When you want to call upon one of these elements to perform on your stage, you drag it onto the stage from the library. To display the library panel, select window library or press CTRL-L in window CMD-L on the Mac.

Alternately, you can press F11. When you become a more experienced flash user, you’ll discover that the most efficient way to work is to organize as many elements as possible into symbols. Symbols (graphic symbols, movie clips, and buttons) are elements you create that become stored in the library.

Japan's 8-petaflop K Computer is fastest on earth

Cute Girl Jun 21, 2011

Three times the power of nearest rival

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An eight-petaflop Japanese supercomputer has grabbed the title of fastest computer on earth in the new Top 500 Supercomputing List to be officially unveiled at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg today.

The K Computer is based at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, and smashes the previous supercomputing records with a processing power of more than 8 petaflop/s (quadrillion calculations per second) - three times that of its nearest rival.

Second place, and the fastest machine on the list when it was last published in November was the Tianhe-1A, built by the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China, In the latest round-up, the Chinese machine achieved 2.6 petaflop/s.

Access to information on Swiss accounts made easier

Sunny Jun 19, 2011

The Swiss Parliament today gave approval to amendments to tax treaties with countries, including India, making it easier for to access information about the illegal funds held by their nationals in Swiss private banks.

The upper house of the Swiss Parliament endorsed amendments to double-taxation agreements in line with internationally applicable standards. Governments which have signed DTAAs can now secure easy legal assistance and information as well as identify an account holder from their territories by providing an IBAN number or social security number.

The new amendments to Swiss banking secrecy laws can still be challenged by a popular referendum within 100 days, analysts said. The beneficiaries from the new amendments include India, Germany, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Uruguay, Kazakhstan, and Poland.

Global Businesses that Worked With the Nazis

vikas gupta Jun 19, 2011

It's scary just how efficient the Nazis were at directing an entire country, including its population and industry, towards their evil goals. Everyone knows about the big three corporations that worked with the Nazis. Hugo Boss designed the intimidating uniforms of the SS (as well as the drabber brown shirts of the SA and the the Hitler Youth); Volkswagen designed the Beetle at Hitler's behest and churned them out using slave labor; and IBM designed the punch cards that were used to systematize the extermination of people by race and class.

However, these weren't the only companies that acted in collusion with the Nazis - other global businesses still recognizable today also sold their souls to the devil in different ways - and you might be surprised at some of the names that are to follow.

10. Chase Bank

Onions

lovely Jun 18, 2011

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. *(And no, she is not in the onion business.)*

A smart bandage reveals healing

Cute Girl Jun 15, 2011

Melbourne researchers have developed smart bandages that change colour to reveal the state of the wound beneath.

Their invention could reduce the $500 million cost of chronic wound care in Australia.
"We hope that the dressing could lead to more rapid and effective treatment of chronic wounds such as leg ulcers, saving time and money, as well as improving patient well-being," says the lead inventor Louise van der Werff, a CSIRO materials scientist and Monash University PhD student.

"We've created a fabric that changes colour in response to temperature - showing changes of less than 0.5 of a degree. We expect that, when incorporated into a bandage it will allow nurses to quickly identify healing problems such as infection or interruptions to the blood supply, which are typically accompanied by a local increase or decrease in temperature," she says.

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