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Top Searches from Yahoo! News: 2012 – Year in Review

In Internet, Life on திசெம்பர் 3, 2012 at 5:50 பிப

Thanks: 2012 Year in Review — Yahoo! News

#1 Elections

#2 iPhone 5

#3 Kim Kardashian

#4 Kate Upton

#5 Kate Middleton

#6 Whitney Houston

#7 Olympics

#8 Political Polls

#9 Lindsay Lohan

#10 Jennifer Lopez

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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*)

RESEARCH PAPERS PATENTS ISSUED EXPENDITURE HIGHER EDUCATION
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

Top countries with the most competitive educational systems: Best Schools and Colleges

In World on ஒக்ரோபர் 1, 2012 at 8:09 பிப

Source: Can U.S. Universities Stay on Top? – WSJ.com

Education Strength

The Boston Consulting Group’s new E4 index assigns points in four categories, each equally weighted in the final score. Of the 20 countries ranked, here are the top 10.

Country Total points Enrollment points Expenditure points Engineering grads points Elite university points
U.S. 237 25 73 48 91
U.K. 125 4 26 46 48
China 115 86 17 4 8
Germany 104 5 25 37 38
India 104 90 4 3 6
France 87 4 24 41 18
Canada 85 2 25 39 18
Japan 72 7 31 19 16
Brazil 38 17 16 2 3
Russia 32 9 10 10 3

Source: Boston Consulting Group analysis

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

இலக்கிய நிகழ்வுகளுக்கு செல்லாமல் இருக்க ஏழு காரணங்கள்

In Blogs, Books, Life, Literature, Tamilnadu on ஜூன் 15, 2012 at 5:45 பிப

அயல்நாடுகளில் எழுத்தாளர்களுடன் உரையாட நிறைய வாய்ப்புகள் கிடைக்கின்றன. சமீபத்தில் கட்டுரையாளரும் நாவலாசிரியருமான பி ஏ கிருஷ்ணன் லண்டனுக்கும் பே ஏரியாவிலும் வாசகர்களை சந்தித்தார். நாஞ்சில் நாடனும் அமெரிக்கா முழுக்க உலாவி வருகிறார். வெகு விரைவில் எஸ் ராமகிருஷ்ணனும் வட அமெரிக்காவை வலம் வரப் போகிறார்.

இந்த மாதிரி சந்திப்புகளுக்கும் இலக்கிய கூட்டங்களுக்கும் செல்லாமல் இருப்பதற்கான காரணங்களைப் பட்டியலிட்டு பார்க்கிறேன்.

1. எனக்கு அங்கே யாரையும் தெரியாது; அதனால் கூச்சமாகவோ அச்சமாகவோ இருக்கிறது.

2. கார் ஓட்டத் தெரியாது; அவ்வளவு தூரம் ஓட்ட முடியாது.

3. அதுதான் அவரோட எழுத்தைப் படிச்சிருக்கோமே… அப்புறம் எதற்கு சந்திக்கணும்?

4. மகளுடைய பியானோ ஒப்பித்தல்; மகனுடைய கராத்தே பயிற்சி.

5. ஏற்கனவே சென்ற கூட்டங்கள் சிலாகிக்கவில்லை; வந்தவர் பேசாமல் வேறு ஒருவர் ஆக்கிரமிப்பார்; நெறியாக ஒருங்கிணைக்கப்படவில்லை என்பதால், இதுவும் ஒழுங்கற்று இருக்கலாம்.

6. சோம்பேறித்தனம் + போரடிக்கும்.

7. நான் அவரை முன்பே சில முறை சந்தித்து உரையாடிருக்கிறேன்.

கொசுறு: நான் அவரை வாசித்ததில்லை; என் கவிதைத் தொகுப்பை தரட்டுமா?

The Global Gender Gap 2011 Rankings – Top 20

In Lists on ஜூன் 14, 2012 at 1:59 பிப

Thanks: http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-2011/

India

Gender Gap Index 2011 Rank (out of 135 countries)
#113
Score (0.00 = inequality, 1.00 = equality)
0.619

Key Indicators
Total population (millions) 1,170.94
Population growth (%) 1.34
GDP (US$ billions) 971.49
GDP (PPP) per capita 3,240

The Global Gender Gap 2011 Rankings – Top 20
Country 2011 Score* 2010 Change
Iceland 1 85.3% 1 0
Norway 2 84.0% 2 0
Finland 3 83.8% 3 0
Sweden 4 80.4% 4 0
Ireland 5 78.3% 6 1
New Zealand 6 78.1% 5 -1
Denmark 7 77.8% 7 0
Philippines 8 76.9% 9 1
Lesotho 9 76.7% 8 -1
Switzerland 10 76.3% 10 0
Germany 11 75.9% 13 2
Spain 12 75.8% 11 -1
Belgium 13 75.3% 14 1
South Africa 14 74.8% 12 -2
Netherlands 15 74.7% 17 2
United Kingdom 16 74.6% 15 -1
United States 17 74.1% 19 2
Canada 18 74.1% 20 2
Latvia 19 74.0% 18 -1
Cuba 20 73.9% 24 4
* Scores produced on zero-to-one scale and can be roughly interpreted as percentage of gender gap that has been closed.

Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw Poll results on The worst and best G20 countries for women

In Lists on ஜூன் 14, 2012 at 1:49 பிப

Full coverage: G20women.trust.org

 

1. Canada
2. Germany
3. Britain
4. Australia
5. France
6. United States
7. Japan
8. Italy
9. Argentina
10. South Korea
11. Brazil
12. Turkey
13. Russia
14. China
15. Mexico
16. South Africa
17. Indonesia
18. Saudi Arabia
19. India

Top 10 SuperZIPs

In Business, USA on ஜனவரி 22, 2012 at 1:45 பிப

Thanks: Charles Murray on the New American Divide – WSJ.com

In ‘Coming Apart,’ Charles Murray identifies 882 ‘SuperZIPs,’ ZIP Codes where residents score in the 95th through the 99th percentile on a combined measure of income and education, based on the 2000 census. Here are the top-ranked areas:

1. 60043: Kenilworth, Ill. (Chicago’s North Shore)
2. 60022: Glencoe, Ill. (Chicago’s North Shore)
3. 07078: Short Hills, N.J. (New York metro area)
4. 94027: Atherton, Calif. (San Francisco-San Jose corridor)
5. 10514: Chappaqua, N.Y. (New York metro area)
6. 19035: Gladwyne, Pa. (Philadelphia’s Main Line)
7. 94028: Portola Valley, Calif. (S.F.-San Jose corridor)
8. 92067: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (San Diego suburbs)
9. 02493: Weston, Mass. (Boston suburbs)
10. 10577: Purchase, N.Y. (New York metro area

Top 25 Passwords that people use

In Blogs, Internet, World on ஜூலை 6, 2011 at 10:59 முப

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. 12345
  7. monkey
  8. 111111
  9. consumer
  10. letmein
  11. 1234
  12. dragon
  13. trustno1
  14. baseball
  15. whatever
  16. superman
  17. 1234567
  18. sunshine
  19. iloveyou
  20. fuckyou
  21. starwars
  22. shadow
  23. princess
  24. cheese
  25. rockyou

Source: Troy Hunt/eWeek

25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World

In Life, Lists, Magazines, Politics, USA, World on நவம்பர் 9, 2010 at 10:37 பிப

25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World — Features — Utne Reader

  1. Julian Assange :: The Sunshine Kid – Launched in 2007, WikiLeaks
  2. Alex Gibney :: The Smartest Guy in the Room – From Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) through this year’s Casino Jack and the United States of Money and the new Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  3. Tani Ikeda :: Sex-Ed Trendsetter
  4. Rebecca Solnit :: The Silver Cloud
  5. Kieran Egan :: Teacher of the Years – professor of educational theory at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University
  6. Anil Gupta :: Intellectual PollinatorVisit the Honey Bee Network website to see a full list of the projects in its database, including shared ideas on crop management and herbal pesticides, and read a profile of Gupta at Worldwatch Institute.
  7. Woody Tasch :: Free-Range Capitalist
  8. Nina Dudnik :: A Scientist’s Scientist
  9. Natalia Allen :: Conscientious Fashionista
  10. Judith Butler :: War Empathizer – her recent book Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler retells U.S. armed forces at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq
  11. Annette Rizzo :: Judge Advocate thanks to a piece in Urbanite, which highlighted 10 ideas that could make Baltimore a better place to live, among them Rizzo’s foreclosure diversion program. Read more about the “face-to-face foreclosure” system Rizzo helped spearhead in the Philadelphia Business Journal. Rizzo also explains her approach to the housing crisis on Public Radio International’s radio show Here and Now
  12. Perry Chen :: The Virtual Patron – Artists pitch their idea with a video on the Kickstarter website: Watch ideas being pitched on anything from power show laces to a travel show that highlights hostels around Europe at Kickstarter.
  13. Michelle Ajamian and Brandon Jaeger :: Local Food Lovers – established the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative in 2008. This year they opened Shagbark Seed and Mill, a prototype processing facility, at the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks in Athens
  14. Elinor Ostrom :: The Commoner
  15. Sandra Steingraber :: Her Body, Their Chemicals Steingraber’s “Organic Manifesto,” which is available as a full PDF on her website. You can also read her columns for Orion magazine, one of which we reprinted as “Baring All Expense
  16. Ted Howard :: Workers’ Advocate – Howard’s work with Democracy Collaborative from an interview in Baltimore’s Urbanite. You can listen to a podcast featuring Howard on The Marc Steiner Show. Howard also co-wrote and article about the Cleveland model for The Nation this year, and we’ve been keeping tabs on Cleveland’s cooperative model as well
  17. Rebecca Onie :: Home Health Advocate– MacArthur “genius award” winner Onie runs Project HEALTH, which enlists college students, many pre-med, as volunteer social workers who connect low-income people to housing, heating assistance, and other nonmedical resources vital to health
  18. Elizabeth Scharpf :: Essential Entrepreneur
  19. Alexander Petroff :: Sustainability Trainer
  20. Glen Barry :: Eco–Rabble Rouser
  21. Paul Ewald :: Virally Minded
  22. Tim Wise :: The Confrontationalist – The promise of a post-racial society is premature, Wise argues in his book Colorblind. Read an interview with Tim Wise on the myth of post-racial America from The Sun. Catch him discussing racism on CNN. He’s also been on talk radio, discussing white supremacy and racism with host Gus T. Renegade. You can follow Tim Wise on Facebook, check out Wise’s website, and watch him talking about white privilege
  23. Bryan Doerries :: Ancient Healer
  24. Victoria Pettibone and Sasha Eden :: Dramatic Opportunists – Read an interview with Pettibone and Eden conducted by Gothamist. Learn more about the LOVE benefit show, WET’s annual production attended by dozens of celebrities, or watch Pettibone, Eden, and various stars discuss the project during the ritzy fundraising event, which features short plays about love written by some of the best women in television, film, and theater
  25. Bill McKibben :: Voice of Reason, Man of Action