Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hodgepodge!!

Assalamualaikum

Since I am unable to study (man, the jitters!), the only thing to do (besides staring blindly at the lectures) is come online and 'update' oneself. The process of updating produced some interesting results. Check it out! (Excerpts only!)
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Apple iPod 'could be charged by the human heart'

Scientists hope that as the nanotechnology used in the chip evolves, it could lead to electronics which don't require batteries or mains power. Hailed as a milestone, it can use tiny movements such as the pinch of a finger to generate power. The team, presenting their findings at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, have used it to power LCD displays and diodes, as well as to transmit a radio signal once its generated power has been stored.
Dr Zhong Lin Wang, of Georgia Institute of Technology said: "This development represents a milestone toward producing portable electronics that can be powered by body movements without the use of batteries or electrical outlets. "Our nanogenerators are poised to change lives in the future. Their potential is only limited by one's imagination."

*goggling*..
So like, our mobile phones might one day be charged by... 'blowing into them' or something cool like that? How's that for sci fi turning into reality? :D... Anddd, what if we can induce current (actual!) by pinching somebody (we don't like.. like our interior minister)?
eh eh eh eh
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Awwwwww :D..Love the lil kiddos! Masha Allah! Take a look!


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Finally, some neauseating bit of news:

Babar Awan Becomes Minister-In charge for IT and Telecom
In a latest development today, Dr. Babar Awan was given the minister-ship of Telecom and It Ministry, told us sources in the IT ministry. Dr. Babar Awan today visited the Ministry to take charge and to get familiar with the heads of Organizations under MoIT and staff, added our sources. In addition to Minister-In charge of Telecom and IT Ministry, Dr. Awan will retain headship of law Ministry.

Yuck. Kew aakhir???
In our country, a person may not even know the spelling of 'telecommunications' and he may still be made the minister of IT/Telecom.
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Finally, the match is nearly 3 hours away now. :S. This is intense. And excitingly intense. And it doesn't help when you read stuff like this:

If history is anything to go by, today’s losers will face professional disgrace and social ostracism. They will not be able to return to their homes for fear of physical attack. Some may receive obscene phone calls in the night, as Pakistani skipper Wasim Akram did after his country’s quarter-final defeat to India in 1996. His home was stoned, his effigy burnt in the street, and he required a police escort to go outside.

The winners, by contrast, will bask in national adulation. Indeed, a flavour of the kind of rewards that lie ahead came yesterday with the announcement from Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of the Punjab, that each member of the Pakistani national side will receive some 25 acres of fertile land as a prize for beating India.

It is impossible to exaggerate how much is at stake for the teams as close to one billion people view the epic World Cup semi-final between these two sub-continental teams in the Mohali stadium in Chandigarh.

Whoever wins, millions of supporters will take to the streets in ecstasy and triumph. But for some, defeat will be too much. The mood is bound to turn sour with disappointment.

Source: The Telegraph

4 comments:

shaguftaabbas said...

Yay! I am a medical student, and I dont even know the correct spelling of telicomoonicashun, does that quality me for a ministry? ^_^

Uni said...

@Shagufta
*miserably*.. you don't have to know anything to qualify for that, so yeah .. you are...

*sniffles*

Thanks for dropping by.

majworld said...

haha...didn't knew babar awan became minister of IT..gud1 by the president :p..nd we lost :(..bt ya, afridi kids shud be proud..he nd whole pak played fought really well..

Uni said...

@Majworld
Yeah.. they did. Sure.

Thanks for dropping by.