Vikram Pandya

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At Last, Scientists Unravel Mystery of Death Valley’s Moving Rocks

The first witnesses to an enduring natural mystery are an engineer, a biologist and a planetary scientist who met thanks to a remote weather station.<p>This odd group has captured the first video footage of Death Valley's sailing stones creeping across Racetrack Playa. For a century, these eerie rocks …

Earth Science

Motorola, Nokia, And Nintendo Are All Suffering From 'Last Blockbuster Syndrome'

BGR writer Tero Kuittinen calls it <i>Last Blockbuster Syndrome</i>:<p>Often at the start of a massive trend shift in consumer electronics, dominant dinosaurs get one massive hit built on a nearly obsolete paradigm, and that allows them to be lulled into a comfy trip to the grave.<p>The case studies include …

Blockbusters

Why mosquitoes bite some people and not others

Science explains one of life’s great mysteries. Plus! A natural remedy to keep you insect-free all summer<p>Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you don’t want to resort to DEET? (DEET, while …

It's strange, but true — this is a praying mantis wearing 3-D glasses

Among insects, the praying mantis is believed to be the only one that sees in three dimensions, with depth, as humans do. And that gave scientists at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom an idea.<p>If they could fit the insects with miniature 3-D glasses, mini versions of what you might wear to …

Saturn's strange north pole is a giant hexagon

We've learned a lot about Earth's atmosphere and climate by studying other planets. As the American Institute of Physics writes: "In the 1960s and …

Sped-up video of ocean creatures is kind of terrifying

You know what? We take it back. Don’t save the oceans. There’s some really freaky stuff in there.<p>[vimeo 88829079]<p>This video consists of 150,000 shots …

Watch the curious nocturnal habits of coral

Far from inanimate objects, corals are made of creatures in the same phylum as jellyfish. What appears to be a singular structure is actually formed of hundreds or thousands of individual animals named polyps, and those polyps, like any animal, require sustenance. Reef-building polyps generally …

AWARE2 Multiscale Gigapixel Camera

Pictures!<p>DISP took pictures of the 2013 ACC football championship. Here is a photo of our team at the game<p>To see images from the game click click on …

Castles Etched On Grains Of Sand And Other Amazing Images From This Week

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Latest look at the Lawrence Livermore graph that tells you everything you need to know about America's energy use

It's an annual ritual now, when the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory issues its Sankey diagram of estimated energy use, the one graph that …

Nanostructures half a DNA strand-wide show promise for efficient LEDs

"If you reduce the dimensions of a material to be about as wide as the atoms that make it up, then you get quantum confinement. The electrons are …

Meteorite whizzes by skydiver, gets caught on tape

A Norwegian skydiver appears to have an extremely close call with a falling meteorite, which fortunately wasn't on fire at the time.<p>The odds of dying from a meteorite impact could be as slim as 1 in 250,000, according to Tulane University. So imagine the odds of going for a dive from an airplane …

Meteorites

MIT Students Use GIFs to Teach Computers Emotion

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many is a GIF worth? We may be about to find out.<p>Two graduate students at the MIT Media Lab aim to create …

Major Bitcoin company releases open source library to make it easier to build Bitcoin apps

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, has been around for five years now, and its popularity has soared. But although its reach has spread beyond the initial circle of very technical, very insider-y circle of cryptographers and programmers, its audience is still …

Inside Russia's Ridiculous Sochi Security Scanner

"Vibraimage - system that can do anything in human detection!"<p>The Sochi Winter Olympics are a major international event, costing billions of dollars to put on and showcasing the finest athletes from 88 nations. According to the <i>New York Times</i>, visitors to Sochi are electronically screened by a …

New York Times

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

A core reason why recent hits like Flappy Bird and Threes found success -- and are massively addictive -- lies in the way they put us in a unique zen-like state known as flow.<p>There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally …

The Sims

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Cryptography Breakthrough Could Make Software Unhackable

As a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, Amit Sahai was fascinated by the strange notion of a “zero-knowledge” …

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જલ્સા કરોને જેંતીલાલ Jalsa Karo ne Jentilal

વિસરાઇ ગયેલા બાળગીતો :<br>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<p>મામાનું ઘર કેટલે<br>દીવા બળે એટલે...<br>દીવા મેં તો દીઠા<br>મામા લાગે મીઠા<br>મામી મારી ભોળી<br>મીઠાઈ લાવે મોળી<br>મોળી મીઠાઈ ભાવે …

Researchers smash through quantum computer storage record

Storage record leaps from two seconds to thirty-nine minutes<p>Researchers have broken through a major barrier on the road to building powerful quantum computers. Current quantum computers struggle to store data when they aren’t frozen to incredibly cold temperatures — a state that’s quite impractical …

PlayStation 4 Review | Polygon

In the seven years since the introduction of the PlayStation 3, we've seen our gaming consoles transform into living-room hubs through constant evolution and software updates. Those updates weren't always smooth – though on PS3, they were always happening – but it's easy to see just how far the …

Living Rooms

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Harsh Vajani

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.