IBM's third 5 in 5 plan is expected to change our lives and provide a better world to live in.
Have a look at this video clip and you will definitely be amazed.
The five challenging innovations:
Energy saving solar technology tat will be used in paints and windows
Many technology came up with the idea of saving solar energy .But the process seemed to be difficult since the production of solar cells which rely on silicon seemed to be less efficient and more costly.
IBM has overcome these shortcomings by using thin film solar cells,which is 100 times times thinner with low cost than the traditional silicon.IBM is creating this thin film cells so tat it could be used on the roofs and sidesof a building,mobiles,cars and even in clothes(Can u believe that!)
Lets see how this works
IBM uses large lens to capture the sun's energy onto a centimeter solar cell where the conversion takes place electical energy being the result.But we all know that conversion in such a small space will give away a huge amount of heat which is enough to even melt a stainless steel.For that IBM comes up with a method to cool the solar cells once it captures the energy as a result of which a solar cell with 1600 degrees celcius can be brought down to just 85 degree celcius!!!
Talk to Web and the Web talks back to you
In the next five yrs,to access web incredibly we'd no longer need a PC and internet.New Technology will change the way people interact with websites,they may hav to talk instead of typing.Through your phone,you can sort through the web verbally to find some information u need and get back them as if you have a conversation with the web.
IBM is working on The Spoken Web Technology,through which people who do not have a PC and Internet and who are physically challenged will definitely be benifited.And not only them,everyone gets their work done in minutes by this Spoken Web.This way the Web becomes accessible to anyone and you stay connected 24*7.
This technology is based on "Voice Sites" concept which are analogous to websites which can be accessible via phones with the voice interface.
A crystal ball for health
You could forsee your health destiny which could be used to modify your lifestyle.In the next five years,a genetic map could tell us what healt problems we would likely face and the preventive measures to avoid them based on your specific DNA
Computing biology and Super computing are the two technologies that are used to determine the expected duration of a person's life,the likeliness of diseases and the impact of daily routine on our health.From this, a person gets to know the things he needs to change to live a better life.IBM researchers are developing a system that provides a tool for the technicians that records the responses of a particular drug to a disease.In this way taking a patient's blood and comparing it with thousands of people who have underwent this treatment over the years they could easily find out what worked and what didnt.
When doctors could use the genetic sequences to map the health destinies the results will be huge like healthy lifestyle,awareness of the diseases likely to occur and ultimately long lives.
Your own digital shopping assistants
In the next five years there wont be the need of a salesperson to bring you the clothes that will fill you correctly and search a showroom completely for you.Digital shopping assistants are equipped with touch screens and coice activated systems which enables you to select the dresses and the accessories.You dont have to search
through the racks for the color and size.Once you select them a sales associate gets notifies ans they are directly
brought to you.In case the product you are looking for is not present in tat shop you can either order them online and get them at your doors or you will be directed to the nearest stores that contain your desired products
You can also review the products,take snaps of it and send them to your family and
friends with the help of the shopping assistant
Forgetting becomes distant
Remembering what and what not to buy in a grocery store,a conversation with our doctors,a lecture in a conference,who do we have to meet and when becomes a really tough job in today's complex world.
IBM is implementing HERMES technology to help people remember our day today activities and improve our short term memory
This is done by the microphones and video to record the conversations and automatically sends it to a personal computer where it is sorted and analyzed.When a photograph is captured in a mobile device,its information is extracted in an address book or calendar and can be recalled using a Web based application
On December11,2008 Indian Prime Minister,Dr.Manmohan Singh launched the first third generation mobile services in New Delhi.These services provide high speed and high quality transfer of voice,data and video.
The Minister for communications and IT,Mr A.Raja performed a demo by making a video call to Dr.Singh to demostrate the high quality video streaming to the press.A.Raja announced that in 1 year the mobile suscribers can switch from one operator to another without changing their current phone numbers.
MTNL(Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd which is a service provider in New Delhi,Mumbai and Thane) with the capital allocated to it by DOT has begun to roll out the 3G services.
It is expected tat these services will be implemented in the metros and category "A" circles(which includes Mumbai and Chennai) by the middle of 2009 and the whole country by the end of 2009.
For this week,its Slumdog Millionaire and Rab ne bana di jodi
Cast : Dev Patel,Freida Pinto,Anil Kapoor,Irfan Khan
Music : A.R.Rahman
Direction : Danny Boyle
Cinematography: Anthony Don Mantle
Jamal Malik and Salim lost their mother in a slum raid and they take Latika(on whom Jamal has a crush) with them.Then comes Maman who takes all 3 to an orphanage where they were made to beg for money.The kids somehow escape from tat place and started selling goods on top of the trains.The brothers lose track of Lathika and gets off near Taj Mahal.Jamal becomes a tourist guide and Salim invloves himself in theft.
Later they move to Mumbai in search of Lathika who was found being trained for prostitution and rescues her.Salim kills Maman and offers himself to Javed,a gangster and Jamal protests.Salim threatens Lathika and she consents to stay with him for Jamal.
Years later,Jamal participated in Kaun Banega Crorepati(Anil Kapoor,being the game show cast) in which he made it to the last question when he was accused for cheating.He proves himself innocent and returns back to the show.The correct answer for the final question would fetch him 20 million rupees.How he makes it and takes Lathika with him is the climax.
The entire movie was shot in India and it is based on the book "Q and A" by Vikas Swarup
Rab ne Bana Di Jodi
Cast : Shah Rukh Khan,Anuksha Sharma
Direction : Aditya Chopra
Production: Yash Chopra
Music : Salim Sulemanin
Surinder Sahni(ShahRukh) is a very ordinray,simple,clean hearted and an honest man working for Punjab Power.He meets Taani(Anuksha Sharma) who is just opposite to him-fun loving and full of energy.Fate brings these two poles-apart character together.Surrinder despises himself as Raj in a popular dance fest in Amritsar to impress his girl Taani.
Places where Surrinder struggles wearing a tight fit jeans and Anuksha racing in her bike with 'Dhoom Machale' music are enjoyable to watch.The film is full of fun,laughter,emotions,love,music,dance and sentiment.
One question tat arises in everyone's mind is how could Taani not recognise the difference between Surrinder and Raj when the similiarity was obvious.Aditya Chopra should hav paid attention to it
Sidney Sheldon,born in Chicago served in World war2 by joining the AirForce as a pilot.He started his career in Hollywood as a screenplay writer.The movie "The Bachelor and the bobby soxer" won sheldon the academy award for the best screenplay in 1948.He gave a new dimension to his career
by creating and writing scripts for 2 telivision shows "Patty Duke" and "I dream about Jeannie" the latter of which won the Outstanding achievement for writting in Comedy for sheldon in 1967.
From 1969,sheldon started writing novels which took him to great heights.His first novel-The Naked Face was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery writers of America in the category of Best First Novel
In 1974,came his second book,The Other Side of Midnight
His third book was released the next yr(1975), A Stranger in the mirror
His 4th novel was Bloodline(1977) which many readers felt was the best of sheldon
The 5th was The Rage of Angels in 1980 and in
1982,Master of the Game was published
His 7th,8th and 9th novels areIf Tomorrow comes,Windmills of the gods and the Sands of the time
Sidney Sheldon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
His 10th novel,Memories of Midnight became a blockbuster hit in 1990
The Doomsday Conspiracy(1991) which topped the international bestsellers list was published
In 1992 The Stars shine down set a record breaking sales
His 13th novel Nothing lasts forever was published in 1994 after which Sheldon was named "National Spokesman for Libraries For the Future"
After tat Morning,Noon and Night and Best Laid Plans were published
Sheldon was honoured by the Guiness Book of World Records as the Most translated author in the world
In 1998,his 16th novel-Tell me your Dreams hit the NewYork bestseller list
And Sheldon was honoured with "The Great Authors of the twentieth century" stamp
The last 2 novels were The sky is Falling and Are you Afraid of the Dark after which
his autobiography The Other Side of Me was published in 2005
In 2005,the great author passed away.
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William Henry Bill Gates was born in Seatle,Washington 1955.He enrolled himself in the Lakeside school and when he was in his eighth grade,his school bought a general electric computers for the students.Gates took interest in programming the system in BASIC.This was his 1st achievement.Later he learnt various source code for many programs including tat were in COBOL,FORTRAN etc.
Gates then contacted Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems(MITS) and informed tat he and his friend Paul Allen had been working on a BASIC interpreterand therefore they were hired into MITS.The friends named their partnership "MICROSOFT".This trade name was registered in Mexico in 1976.
Microsoft's BASIC became very famous throughout and Microsoft became independent of MITS in 1976.Gates continued writting programming languages for many systems.In 1980,IBM approached Microsoft to design an operating system for their new PC.Therefore MS-DOS came up which made Microsoft play a major role in the industry.
Since then Gates has been the chairman of Microsoft and he launched Microsoft Windows in 1985.Till this day there is no OS other than Windows considered to be user friendly.Windows has reached luke and corner of the world. Hence Gates aptly says
"There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft."
There has been a sudden shut down of systems in 3 hospitals in london due to virus.
Three hospitals in london(Sir Bartholomew's,the royal London hospital and the london Chest hospital) were forced to shut down their systems for atleast 24 hrs because they were found being infected by a computer virus.Fortunately backup systems were in use and engineers are still working hard to restore the computer systems.
It was found tat the hospitals were infected by a variant of the MyTob worm which spreads via email.This worm plants a backdoor Trojan horse thereby enabling the hackers to gain access and infect the victim computers.As a consequence of this the hacker can spy on sensitive information abt patients and even launch denial of service atacks.
The hospitals are taking every necessary measure to take care of the patients records and assures confidentiality
What is cloud computing anyway
Cloud Computing has given a brand new dimension for online computing.This cutting edge technology not only cut costs but also promises a better experience for the end users.With the advent of this technology,the computing environment transforms from a static to dyanamic workplaces where users can share and access the information in a flexible way.Merchants like Google and IBM have already set foot in this field.
Shashi B Mal, Director, Systems & Technology Group, IBM India/South Asia explained, “Cloud computing is an emerging approach to shared infrastructure in which large pools of systems are linked together to provide IT services."
What cloud computing mainly does:
It enables a person to walk up to any computer anywhere in the world and access his data and applications just as it was when he last logged in.
All these services will be provided by a huge IT infrastructure somewhere up in the clouds.
Thomas J.Watson,founder of IBM has said that a few number of mainframes in the sky would provide this computational power to the users remotely.
Five main requirements to deliver cloud computing:
1.Scalability 2.Resilience 3.network for distribution 4.acceptable experience 5.minimum cost
Sameer(Abhishek Bachan) and Kunal(John Abraham) were about to be sent out of an apartment because the land lady thinks tat these young men would corrupt her beautiful niece neha(priyanka chopra).So here these guys pretend to be "gay".Wat happens next? is the rest of the movie
Somehow the director Tarun Manshukhani has managed to give a movie tat is fun and frolic for youngsters while its ridiculus for others.
The concept of homosexuality would take few more yrs to sound simple !!
On the whole,,Dostana hits with fun moments but still it is unsuitable for certain audience
Cast : Surya,Simran,Sameera Reddy,Dhivya
Direction : Gautham Menon
Music : Harris Jeyaraj
It starts off with the father surya who dies after reaching home from a saloon.The msg is sent to Major Surya(his son) who is determined to go ahead of his rescue mission.And then comes the flashback-Surya's dad in his young age fell in love with simran and married her.Happy to see simran again.A small and sweet family with overwhelming happiness.Surya sees his father as a real hero and he is his greatest inspiration.
Surya then meets (Megna)Sameera Reddy and falls in love with her.Knowing tat she's moving to America for studies,he goes there as well...But going all the way to America just to win his lady love is a bit uncompromising ! Unfortunately Megna dies.
The reckless Surya becomes a horrible drug addict.Then how he transforms himself and becomes Major Surya and marries Priya(Dhivya) is rest of the story.
Harris Jeyraj's music is a feast to ears.Brilliant cinematography by Rathinavelu.