Dec 22, 2011

EFest - 2011 Award Ceremony

Oct 14, 2011

Eco Cooker

Earning Carbon Credits is a big business game for the corporate segment, however in the domestic world we hardly bother about it. Turning our attention to this key element for sustenance and greener world, we have here the Eco Cook concept. This appliance is a unique combination of cooking and heating elements (as in microwave cooking) that focuses on reducing the carbon footprint of your activity whilst cooking efficiently. The Carbon Credits earned while cooking are stored in a card and can be redeemed or passed on as favors.

NASA Research

The existence of a world with a double sunset, as portrayed in the film Star Wars more than 30 years ago, is now scientific fact. NASA\'s Kepler mission has made the first unambiguous detection of a circumbinary planet -- a planet orbiting two stars -- 200 light-years from Earth.

Unlike Star Wars’ Tatooine, the planet is cold, gaseous and not thought to harbor life, but its discovery demonstrates the diversity of planets in our galaxy. Previous research has hinted at the existence of circumbinary planets, but clear confirmation proved elusive. Kepler detected such a planet, known as Kepler-16b, by observing transits, where the brightness of a parent star dims from the planet crossing in front of it.

Image: In the Light of Two Suns - This artist\'s concept illustrates Kepler-16b, the first planet known to definitively orbit two stars -- what\'s called a circumbinary planet. The planet, which can be seen in the foreground, was discovered by NASA\'s Kepler mission.

"This discovery confirms a new class of planetary systems that could harbor life," Kepler principal investigator William Borucki said. "Given that most stars in our galaxy are part of a binary system, this means the opportunities for life are much broader than if planets form only around single stars. This milestone discovery confirms a theory that scientists have had for decades but could not prove until now."

A research team led by Laurance Doyle of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., used data from the Kepler space telescope, which measures dips in the brightness of more than 150,000 stars, to search for transiting planets. Kepler is the first NASA mission capable of finding Earth-size planets in or near the "habitable zone," the region in a planetary system where liquid water can exist on the surface of the orbiting planet.

Scientists detected the new planet in the Kepler-16 system, a pair of orbiting stars that eclipse each other from our vantage point on Earth. When the smaller star partially blocks the larger star, a primary eclipse occurs, and a secondary eclipse occurs when the smaller star is occulted, or completely blocked, by the larger star.

Astronomers further observed that the brightness of the system dipped even when the stars were not eclipsing one another, hinting at a third body. The additional dimming in brightness events, called the tertiary and quaternary eclipses, reappeared at irregular intervals of time, indicating the stars were in different positions in their orbit each time the third body passed. This showed the third body was circling, not just one, but both stars, in a wide circumbinary orbit.

The gravitational tug on the stars, measured by changes in their eclipse times, was a good indicator of the mass of the third body. Only a very slight gravitational pull was detected, one that only could be caused by a small mass.

"Most of what we know about the sizes of stars comes from such eclipsing binary systems, and most of what we know about the size of planets comes from transits," said Doyle, who also is the lead author and a Kepler participating scientist. "Kepler-16 combines the best of both worlds, with stellar eclipses and planetary transits in one system."

This discovery confirms that Kepler-16b is an inhospitable, cold world about the size of Saturn and thought to be made up of about half rock and half gas. The parent stars are smaller than our sun. One is 69 percent the mass of the sun and the other only 20 percent. Kepler-16b orbits around both stars every 229 days, similar to Venus’ 225-day orbit, but lies outside the system’s habitable zone, where liquid water could exist on the surface, because the stars are cooler than our sun.
Image: Where the Sun Sets Twice - NASA\'s Kepler mission has discovered a world where two suns set over the horizon instead of just one. The planet, called Kepler-16b, is the most "Tatooine-like" planet yet found in our galaxy. Tatooine is the name of Luke Skywalker\'s home world in the science fiction movie Star Wars. In this case, the planet it not thought to be habitable. It is a cold world, with a gaseous surface, but like Tatooine, it circles two stars.

Cooking Laptop

The Cooking Laptop Concept combines three basics of modern-day kitchens: a 4-tier induction cooking element, an efficient cutting board and a touchscreen computer for your recipes, downloads and nutrition facts.

Inspired by notebook computers, Cooking Laptop has futuristic design and form that allows users to combine and multi task in small workspaces. Its portably is defined by user needs whether is outdoor camping, or home preparing delicious meals.

Its basicaly a compact 3 in 1 design. The base is a induction cooktop, there's a cutting board and a touch screen computer with all your recipes which will make your cooking fun and more interactive.

Sep 9, 2011

Finger Reader Technology

     Finger Reader is a fine example of how visually impaired can be more independent in places like a grocery store or shops. The reader is a combination of a finger device and Bluetooth Headset, where the finger-pointer scans products for barcodes and relays the product information to earpiece as audio instructions. Info like product description, price, ingredients, nutrition etc. is easily accessible. I think it will be a good aid!
       There is a small hole on the top of the reader to help you hang it around the neck, because a blind person may feel it difficult to find it again after losing it.

The Bluetooth technology deliver the collected information to the earphone.

Aug 31, 2011

Intel launches new version of its Classmate PC for kids

Intel has launched a new version of its Classmate PC, a learning laptop for kids. The new design is more flexible and durable than past Intel computers that promote electronic learning.

           Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel unveiled the design at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. With the Classmate PC, Intel designs the hardware, software and chips for the system and provides a reference design for local computer makers in a variety of countries. Those PC makers offer the low-cost machines to schools and governments.
            The Classmate PC is a clamshell (opens and closes like a clam) and can be converted into a touchscreen tablet computer. It has the Intel Atom processor and a 10.1-inch liquid crystal display; the new model has more memory and storage to run education applications.

            It has up to 8.5 hours of battery life and can connect via Wi-Fi, 3G and WiMAX, and has integrated global positioning system (GPS) navigation.
            “Our ethnographers have spent countless hours understanding how technology can help school age children here in the U.S. and around the world build the skills required for the future,” said Kapil Wadhera, acting general manager of Intel’s Emerging Markets Platform Group, which helped design the computer.
             The user interface is optimized for e-book applications and has a water-resistant keyboard, touchpad and screen. It can withstand being dropped from a desk and has an optional anti-microbial keyboard. In tablet mode, the “palm rejection” feature ignores the touch of hands resting on the screen.

             More than 300 vendors are supporting the system worldwide. The machine typically costs a few hundred dollars and is available around the globe as a way kids to get on the Internet in the classroom in a safe way. Intel said that more than 2 million Classmate PCs have been deployed in 60 countries since the program began in 2007.

Aug 26, 2011


Tips for success in Group discussion:

In the present scenario, since many of the companies while interviewing conduct GD for selecting the right candidate, it is really very important for the youngsters who are waiting for an oppurtunity to get into a good organization to know about GD in detail.

Group discussion:

Group discussion is a simulated exercise, where you can not put up a show, since the evaluators will see through easily. A GD is a methodology used by an organization to gauge whether the candidate has certain personality traits and / or skills that it desires in its members. In this methodology, the group of candidates is given a topic or a situation, given a few minutes to think about the same, and then asked to discuss it among themselves for 15-20 minutes.

Tips for success in Group discussion:
·     Everyone should listen respectfully to the other (even if they disagree).
·     The person who is speaking should not be interrupted.
·     No more than one person should speak at the same time.
·     No one's ideas should be made fun of.
·     If you disagree with someone, disagree with their ideas, but don't attack the person.
·     Try to understand the others, as much as you hope they try to understand you.
·     A good level of general awareness will come in handy so that you aren't at a loss of words on certain issues.
·     Understand the topic and analyse it mentally before speaking.
·     Be clear about the purpose and content of your viewpoint.
·    One should be able to communicate his views in an effective manner to everyone. Be clear in speech, audible but not too loud and above all remain confident.
·    Remember the six C's of effective communication -- Clarity, Completeness, Conciseness, Confidence, Correctness and Courtesy.
·    You should maintain eye contact with all others in the group and not focus on a particular person for he may benefit from that.
·    Be responsive to ideas from other people and seem to be very receptive and open-minded but don't allow others to change your own viewpoint.
·   Starting the discussion is considered to be good however it isn't that important; what is important is that you speak for a period long enough for you to be able to communicate your viewpoint.
·    Always maintain your calm and never get aggressive. If you haven't been able to talk then one can cut in saying "Excuse me, but what I think is .........." or something of that sort.
·    Never lose your temper and never attack anyone on a personal front. Your attitude should be one of cooperation and not one of conflict.
·     Don't lose sight of the goal of the discussion.
·     Listen to any criticisms and give them a thought before trying to defend your views.

Aug 25, 2011

iPhone 4

      Let’s assume you have one. Do you want to use it to help your study? No, it will not write your essay or exam but with many great free and non-free application able to help you out. There are tremendous amount of applications to help organize you, taking notes and using dictionaries etc.
Now everyone is talking about the new iPhone 4, time to highlight a few really useful applications for students. Many websites, tech bloggers and authors built a list about those applications.

Evernote (Free)
This free application supports text, photo and voice notes what you can synchronize to an online account as well as Mac and Pc versions of the application. In this way, you can access them everywhere. It has few nice features like Twitter integration and geo-location.

Instead of typing on your phone, this application allows you to draw them on the screen to write notes.

Wikipedia (Free)
You must have app. The mobile application provides on the go, mobile optimized access to Wikipedia articles. Obviously the Wikipedia should not be a basis of any academic research but it is a good starting point. By the way during my coursework you found it quite handy to find books from the referencing parts. (Free)
This is an invaluable application for students. Especially if your mother tongue is not English and time to time need help to find a right word for academic work.
This application also provides full access to Thesaurus, which is also extremely handy during your coursework and such. (Not to mention necessary paraphrasing.)

myHomework (Free)
    The application helps students to stay organized by creating a calendar of assignments, papers and when they are due. The app uses color codes so you will now which one is coming or late already. The simple is that but could be a big help for busy students.

Google Calendar (Free)
Probably there is no need to introduce much. Light easy to use loaded with features. To do application with many features, text reminder and so on.

Footwear Technology

Footwear, like clothes, has emerged as a significant facet of one's personality which sometimes, tells the observer things that even you might not know about yourself. Earlier, a career in footwear designing and technology was unheard of. The forte of making shoes and other footwear rested with the unorganized traditional sector. There was very little awareness and Footwear was considered a mere necessity. But the trend has changed in the past decade boding well for the industry as well as people at large.

In fact, India ranks second only to China among the footwear- producing countries. With more and more importance being given to accessories, the Indian footwear industry is undergoing a boom and is poised to grow at a whopping annual rate of 20-30% in the next couple of years. With the industry at such a high, it is but obvious that the demand for skilled professionals is bound to go up at a good pace over the years to come

Footwear Design & Development Institute popularly known as FDDI is rated among the premier design and management institutions in the world. It is widely recognized as a centre of excellence. The institute conducts wide range of professional programmes in the area of Retail Management, Footwear Design, Technology, Management, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandizing, Marketing, Creative Designing & CAD/CAM and Leather Goods & Accessories Design etc. The long-term programmes are of two to three years duration. All programmes offered by the institute meet the international standards.
FDDI campuses
The institute has seven well designed campuses at Noida, Fusatganj, Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak Chhindwara & Jodhpur with lots of open space and greenery around.
FDDI’s all campuses are equipped with modern facilities and latest technology and tools to offer students top class learning environment and facilities for physical and mental growth.
Programmes Offered
UG Programmes (3 Years)
B.Sc. (Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management)
B.Sc. (Footwear Technology)
B.Sc. (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)

PG Programmes (2 Years)
M.Sc. (Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management)
M.Sc. (Footwear technology)
M.Sc. (Creative Design & CAD/CAM)
M.Sc. (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)
M.Sc. (Visual Merchandising & Communication Design)

Short Term Programme (6 Months)
Footwear Manufacturing Technology
The Institute has an impeccable track record of 100% placement for all its pass outs in major Multinational and Indian companies. FDDI alumni include VP’s and CEO’s of some of the renowned companies. FDDI students have been placed globally in countries like USA, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Egypt, China, Singapore, UK, Middle East, Sri Lanka, Kenya etc.

Contact Information
Plot No. E-1, SIPCOT Industrial Park,
Irungattukottai, Kancheepuram,
Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

Phone: 044-27156882-887.

Efest Level 2 Results

EFest Level 2 results are Published. 

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Aug 20, 2011

Funny Article

What happens if 1 rupee = 45 dollars! .............. ......... .... 

Scene 1

Venue: Microsoft Corporation, New York, US. Some s/w engineers are
Seeing some photographs.

s/w engg 1 : What's that?

s/w engg 2 : Bob's photographs from India .

s/w engg 1 : Wow. Let me see. Which is this place?

s/w engg 3 : (Sees the photo) This is ITPL, Bangalore.
s/w engg 1 : Fundoo yaar! And what is this? He got Bajaj Pulsar also.

s/w engg 2 : Let me see (sees). This guy enjoyng life maan...

s/w engg 3 : You know how much an Bajaj Pulsar costs?

Nearly 60K.....

Say it in dollars... (60000*45 = 27,00,000 dollars)

s/w engg 2: Oops. We can't dream of such a thing here.

s/w engg 1 : Let's go to India & try for a job.

[Everybody excited.] 


Efest Level2

                  Only Two days more to attend the Efest Level2

Aug 9, 2011

Jul 23, 2011

E-Fest 2011 online Contest from

We are glad to introduce ourselves to you, a non-profit web portal gives all possible information in the field of education around the world.,
  • cited in the textbook on Computer Science for +2 students of Tamilnadu state in India.
  • A Partner of Grameen Gyan Abhiyan Secretariat (Mission 2007) - Rural Knowledge Movement. Hosted by M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation.
  • Now, Come forward to Spotlighting and Recognizing the rural talent in Nationwide through Efest 2011
  • Distribute Awards and prizes worth Rs. 3 Lakhs for the winners.
  • Institutions which Motivates highest number of students will be given awards of recognition during the award ceremony.
  • Award ceremony – To be Telecosted on Web / TV .
  • Encourage participants to get certificate of recognition and other prizes.
  • In alliance with Center of Excellence for change (CEC)to identify approximately 200 dynamic youths and to provide space for developing their leadership skills and make it available to the entire Society. Visit
  • Make arrangements with Corporate Companies to provide Job opportunities.
 With absolutely FREE registration, this competition “E-Fest ~2011” going to be conducted at four levels where three winners will be selected at the end for awarding of prizes. The information of the students who participate in the E-Fest, will be archived in our data bank, and shared with Corporate companies, who select the young talents for their concerns

We request the Heads of Institutions and Departmental Heads to bring this to the notice of the students and encourage them to participate.
This EFEST program is sponsored by WORLD EDUCATION VISION.
To know further details please visit

30thJuly to 6th August
L1-Online IQ Test
10th August to 15th
L2-Online Brain Bench
18th to 31st August
L3-E paper Presentation
L4-National Level convention
Award ceremony – in the month of September

Thanks & Regards,
+91 44 42139949,28222999 / /

Jul 13, 2011

Mind Works

                We think one of the best pastimes ever, is solving some awesome brain teasers. Some are easy, some are a little tough. And some can be so utterly perplexing, that you feel plain stupid when you see the answers later on. The temptation to check the answers to a brain teaser can be overwhelming. But let's see if you can resist the temptation this time. Given here are some brain teasers with answers. Check them out and see for yourself how these mind games help you to improve your concentration and alertness levels.

1. Two women apply for a job. They are identical. They have the same mother, father and birthday. The interviewer asks, "Are you twins?" to which they honestly reply, "No".
How is this possible?

2. Imagine that you are in a boat, in the middle of the sea. Suddenly you are surrounded by hungry sharks, just waiting to feed on you. How can you put an end to this?

3. Is it legal for a man living in North Carolina to be buried in South Carolina?

4. What seven-letter word has hundreds of letters in it?

5. Peacocks are birds that do not lay eggs. Then how do baby peacocks arrive into this world?

6. A man makes a claim that he can predict the exact score of every football game, before it begins. And he's always right. How's that possible?

7. A prisoner is told "If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you." What can he say to save himself?

8. A glass of water with a single ice cube sits on a table. When the ice has completely melted, will the level of the water have increased, decreased or remain unchanged?


1. Because they were triplets.
2. Stop imagining.
3. No! Because he is alive
4. Mailbox
5. The peahen lays the eggs!
6. He says that the score before every football game begins, is 0-0
7. You will hang me.
8. Remain unchanged. When frozen, the ice cube displaces its weight.

Didn't we tell you these brain teasers with answers will almost frustrate you?
LOL! Don't worry, there are a lot of more really hard riddles for you to solve. Kindly wait for our next set of mailers.

Jun 20, 2011

A Nice Story About An Angel........

       Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born. One day the child asked God, “They tell meyou are going to send me to earth tomorrow but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?” God replied, “Among the many angels I have chosen one for you. She will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”
       Said child, “But tell me here in Heaven I don’t do anything else but sing and smile. That’s what I need to be happy!” God replied, “Your angel will sing for you every day. And you will feel your angel’s love and be happy.”
       And, said the child, “How am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me, if I don’t know the language that men talk?” “That’s easy”, God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.” The child looked up at God saying, “And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?” God smiled at the child saying, “Your angel will teach you how to pray.”
               The child said, “I’ve heard on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?” God replied, “Your angel will defend you, even if it means risking life!” The child looked sad, saying, “But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.” God replied, “Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you.”
       At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth could already be heard.
       The child in a hurry, asked softly, “Oh God, if I am about to leave now please tell me my angel’s name!” God replied, Your angel’s name is of no importance… you will simply call her