Posts Tagged ‘Science’

6 Scary Book Selections to Read from Library for September 2015

In Books on செப்ரெம்பர் 7, 2015 at 3:20 பிப

  1. Robert Spencer’s The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISISISIS_Book_Table_Of_Contents

2. The Demographic Cliff: How To Survive And Prosper During The Great Deflation Of 2014-2019

Chapter 1 The Demographic Cliff Around the World
Chapter 2 Following Japan into a Coma Economy
Chapter 3 Why Real Estate Will Never Be the Same
Chapter 4 A Look at Public and Private Debt
Chapter 5 A Brief History of Financial Bubbles
Chapter 6 Commodity Prices: The Achilles’ Heel of Emerging Countries
Chapter 7 Investment Strategies for the Financial Crisis Ahead
Chapter 8 Business Strategies for the Winter Season
Chapter 9 Government Strategies for Facilitating Free Markets
Epilogue: A Major Revolution Brews Every 250 Years

3. Humans Are Underrated by Geoff Colvin

  • The Cleveland Clinic, which emphasizes empathy training of doctors and all employees to improve patient outcomes and lower medical costs.
  • The U.S. Army, which has revolutionized its training to focus on human interaction, leading to stronger teams and greater success in real-world missions.
  • Stanford Business School, which has overhauled its curriculum to teach interpersonal skills through human-to-human experiences.

4. The State We’re In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie

5. A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design by Frank Wilczek: History of mathematics

6. Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties by Patricia Marx



List of Cloud-based tools for research: Internet sites for Academic Science and Technology

In Internet, Science, Technology on ஓகஸ்ட் 6, 2014 at 10:55 முப

Sourceavailable for free until Sept 14th 2014
Paywall access here: Science Direct


Connecting researchers
Academia LinkedIn for researchers
Addgene Share and order plasmids
Bitbucket Share code
FigShare Share files and figures
GitHub Share and collaborate to write code
LabRoots Research social network
MyScienceWork Research social network available in eight languages
PlasmID Harvard’s plasmid-sharing platform Share scientific protocols
ResearchGate Research social network with over 3 million registered users
SlideShare Share presentation slides
Collaborative writing
Authorea Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing
Google Docs Google’s online word processor
Office Online Microsoft’s online word processor
Paperpile Reference manager for Google Docs
PubChase Literature search on the go
SciGit Collaborative writing tool for researchers
ShareLaTeX Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing
WriteLaTeX Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing
Cloud-based electronic laboratory notebooks
CellKulture Laboratory notebook for cell culture
Hivebench Includes inventory and protocol management
LabArchives Connected with Prism scientific-graphing software
Labfolder Simple and effective laboratory notebook
Labguru All-in-one solution for research groups
Docollab Includes protocol management
Other cloud-based tools
Benchling Web-based suite of bioinformatic tools
Plotly Web-based plotting software
RunMyCode Share and run code on the cloud


Person of the Year: Top Choices from the Poll Results

In Lists, USA, World on திசெம்பர் 6, 2012 at 2:55 முப

Thanks: Time

  1. Kim Jong Un
  2. Undocumented Immigrants
  3. Mohamed Morsi
  4. Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein
  5. Gabby Douglas
  6. Ai Weiwei
  7. Malala Yousafzai
  8. Sheldon Adelson
  9. Bashar Assad
  10. E.L. James
  11. The Mars Rover
  12. Psy
  13. Felix Baumgartner
  14. The Higgs Boson Particle
  15. Pussy Riot
  16. Sandra Fluke
  17. John Roberts
  18. Mo Farah
  19. Marissa Mayer
  20. Tim Cook
  21. Mario Draghi
  22. Xi Jinping
  23. Bo Xilai

The World’s Best Countries in Science

In Technology, World on ஒக்ரோபர் 1, 2012 at 11:07 பிப


SourceThe World’s Best Countries in Science: Scientific American

A: RESEARCH PAPERS: Score, on a 100-point scale, based on science papers in top journals (Digital Science, 2011)
B: PATENTS ISSUED: Number of patents (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2011)
C: EXPENDITURE: Gross domestic expenditure on research and development (2009*)
D: HIGHER EDUCATION: Number of science and engineering doctoral degrees awarded (2009*)

1. U.S. 1. U.S. 1. U.S. 1. U.S.
2. Germany 2. Japan 2. China 2. Germany
3. China 3. South Korea 3. Japan 3. U.K.
4. Japan 4. Germany 4. Germany 4. Japan
5. U.K. 5. Taiwan 5. France 5. France
6. France 6. Canada 6. U.K. 6. Italy
7. Canada 7. France 7. Russian Fed. 7. Brazil
8. South Korea 8. U.K. 8. Italy 8. Canada
9. Italy 9. China 9. Canada 9. Spain
10. Spain 10. Italy 10. Spain 10. Australia
11. Switzerland 11. Australia 11. Australia 11. Sweden
12. Australia 12. Israel 12. Sweden 12. Switzerland
13. Netherlands 13. Netherlands 13. Netherlands 13. Poland
14. India 14. Switzerland 14. Switzerland 14. Netherlands
15. Taiwan 15. Sweden 15. Austria 15. Turkey
16. Israel 16. India 16. Turkey 16. Portugal
17. Singapore 17. Finland 17. Israel 17. Czech Reublic
18. Sweden 18. Belgium 18. Belgium 18. Austria
19. Belgium 19. Austria 19. Finland 19. Belgium
20. Denmark 20. Denmark 20. Denmark 20. Mexico
21. Austria 21. Singapore 21. Mexico 21. Finland
22. Russian Fed. 22. Hong Kong 22. Poland 22. Israel
23. Hong Kong 23. Spain 23. South Africa 23. Slovakia
24. Brazil 24. Norway 24. Norway 24. Denmark
25. Finland 25. Ireland 25. Portugal 25. Greece

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2012

In India, Science on செப்ரெம்பர் 27, 2012 at 5:43 பிப

  • Biological sciences
    • Shantanu Chowdhury of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology
    • Suman Kumar Dhar of the Special Centre for Molecular Medicine at the Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Chemical sciences
    • Govindsamy Mugesh of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc)
    • Gangadhar J Sanjayan of the CSIR National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  • Engineering sciences
    • Ravishankar Narayanan of IISc
    • Y Shanthi Pavan of Indian Institute of Technology – Madras
  • Mathematical sciences
    • Siva Ramachandran Athreya
    • Debashish Goswami of the Indian Statistical Institute
  • Medical sciences
    • Sandip Basu of the Radiation Medicine Centre at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
  • Physical sciences
    • Arindam Ghosh of IISc
    • Krishnendu Sengupta of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Clinical Trial Deaths: Top Countries and New Drug Guinea Pig Patients

In Business, Lists, Science, World on ஓகஸ்ட் 17, 2012 at 9:23 பிப

India is just one of many developing countries used by leading Western pharmaceutical companies, which spent £40bn in 2010 on research and development. Globally, it is estimated around 120,000 trials are taking place in 178 countries.


  1. 668 deaths were reported in 2010
  2. 438 in 2011
  3. 211 deaths till June 2012

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said a total of 1,954 persons died from 2009 till June 2012 due to “serious adverse events of death” in clinical trials.

  1. South Korea – 2,861
  2. China – 2,520
  3. Taiwan – 2,367
  4. Brazil – 2,521
  5. Russia – 1,776
  6. India – 1,727
  7. Mexico – 1,488
  8. South Africa – 1,346
  9. Argentina – 1,223
  10. Puerto Rico – 1,231
  11. Thailand – 958
  12. Turkey – 893
  13. Romania (876)
  14. Ukraine – 722
  15. Chile – 663
  16. Peru (494)
  17. Phillipines – 487
  18. Iran – 387
  19. Egypt – 274
  20. Uganda – 163
  21. Malawi (61)
  22. Kazakhstan (15)

FBI’s National Security Threat List: Who’s on the NSL?

In Politics, USA, World on ஓகஸ்ட் 17, 2012 at 9:07 பிப

The FBI’s National Security List (NSL) has two parts, the Issues Threat List (activities that get you on the list) and the classified Country Threat List (states whose activities are “so hostile, or of such concern” that investigations are warranted).

  1. Russia
  2. China
  3. Syria
  4. North Korea
  5. Iran
  6. Belarus
  7. Cuba
  8. Sudan
  9. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  10. Republic of the Congo
  11. Somalia
  12. Myanmar (Burma)
  13. Bosnia
  14. Vietnam
  15. Libya
  16. Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast

Classified Country Threat List

  1. Japan
  2. Israel
  3. France
  4. South Korea
  5. Taiwan
  6. India
  7. UK
  8. Germany
  9. Netherlands
  10. Belgium
  11. Canada
  12. Iraq
  13. South Yemen

Top 20 Tamil Books for Teen Kids: Classic summer Reads for Beginners

In Books, Tamilnadu on ஜூன் 27, 2012 at 7:27 பிப

1. பைபிள் கதைகள்
2. பஞ்சதந்திரக் கதைகள்
3. ஈசாப் கதைகள்
4. அக்பர் – பீர்பால் கதைகள்
5. விகடகவி தெனாலிராமன் கதைகள்
6. பட்டி – விக்கிரமாதித்தன் கதைகள்
7. பரமார்த்த குரு கதைகள்
8. முல்லாவின் நகைச்சுவைக் கதைகள்
9. 1001 (அராபிய) இரவுகள்
10. பௌத்த ஜாதகக் கதைகள்: சிறுவர்க்கான பிறமொழிக் கதைகள்
11. குறள்நெறிக் கதைகள்
12. பொன்மொழிக் கதைகள்
13. கிராமியக் கதைகள்
14. நாட்டுப்புற மகாபாரதக் கதைகள்
15. மரியாதைராமன் கதைகள்
16. இராயர் அப்பாஜி யுக்திக் கதைகள்
17. அயல்நாட்டு நகைச்சுவைக் கதைகள்
18. பழமொழி விளக்கக் கதைகள்
19. பாரத தேசத்தின் தியாகச் சுடர்கள்: இந்தியாவின் சுதந்திர போராட்ட வீரர்கள்
20. நல்லறிவு புகட்டும் உலகின் சிறந்த நாடோடிக் கதைகள்

கொசுறு: மதனகாமராஜன் கதை

12 Tamil Translations for Astronomy Words

In Science, Tamilnadu on ஓகஸ்ட் 21, 2009 at 3:52 பிப

நன்றி: தமிழினி :: Tamizhini :: வானியல்: கோள் ஆற்றுப்படை – எஸ்.ஆனந்த்

  1. eye piece – கண்ணருகு வில்லை
  2. Comet – வால்வெள்ளி
  3. Long Focal length – அதிகக் குவி நீளம்
  4. Field of View – பார்வை பரப்பு
  5. Festoons – தோரணப்பிரிவுகள்
  6. satellite transit – உபகோள்களின் இடப்பெயர்வு
  7. Elliptical orbit – நீள்வட்டப் பாதைகள்
  8. Space Telescope – விண் தொலைநோக்கி
  9. Polar Ice Cap – துருவப் பனி முகப்பு
  10. Mass – அடர்த்தி
  11. high tide – கடல் ஏற்றம்
  12. Low tide – கடல் இறக்கம்

10 game-changing technologies

In Internet, Science, Technology on மே 14, 2009 at 3:50 பிப

Source: Computerworld Opinion: 10 game-changing technologies

1. Sensor technology

Hewlett-Packard is developing an early prototype called CeNSE (Central Nervous System for the Earth), which uses microscopic sensors to communicate situational awareness about a city ecosystem. For example, a sensor on a bridge could report unusual vibrations back to a central command and first responders. Sensors in a home could report high levels of mercury, lead or pesticides.

2. Smarter Web

Some call it the Semantic Web. IBM Research has developed a Mozilla Firefox extension called CoScripter that is essentially a macro-recorder for the Web.

3. Network virtualization

Server virtualization is one of the most important game-changers of the past decade.

4. Fuzzy searches

As long as you know the right search term, it’s easy to find hundreds or even thousands of links on almost any given topic. Yahoo Correlator allows you to type in vague terms such as “English poet 1950s” and correlate information.

5. Social network integration

Open standards such as Y!OS and OpenSocial are paving the way for data sharing between services.

One combination that promises to be a game-changer — at least in terms of unifying social network and Web services — is the Palm Pre and the WebOS, which will make it easier to log in once for multiple services. I

6. Netbooks in the enterprise

7. Smart grid

The smart grid is coming — and local utility companies are racing to build it. Sensors located in HVAC and metering equipment connect to networks and can show consumers and companies how power is being used in real-time.


Solid-state drives are already an attractive option in the PC market. In enterprise computing, a solid-state drive RAID array — made up of several linked SSD drives. SSD should be less expensive on an IOPS (Input/output operations per second, or IOPS, are a measurement of overall storage speed.) basis than Fibre Channel.

9. Speech-to-text and e-mail integration

you might have a personal cell phone, a desk phone, a home phone and a business smartphone. Google Voice is a phone-number aggregator that automatically dials whichever phone number you want. The free service’s most-impressive feature, though, is voice-mail transcription.

10. Open PC cases

BMW designed a case for the ThermalTake PC as a prototype called Level 10 and came up with an open architecture that makes it easy to swap components.