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Submission + - Solar power over water, an interesting bet at Tata ( 1

veeren76 writes: Imagine a small film floating on water. Now imagine the power of the sun flowing through the film.
Tata Power has imagined, and gone beyond, to build India’s first floating solar plant at Walvan lake near Lonavala, where the company has a hydel power station.

Comment Whatever happended to the Energy principle (Score 1) 283

When i learnt Science in school, we were taught that "Energy cannot be created nor destroyed, but can be transformed from one form into another" (I know this doesn't hold true especially under Einstien's equation E = mc2), but i guess you get the point.

So if we are going to spend the energy doing "work" by travelling, then it begs the question where we would get it from all the time?
I don't think car would run just on its exhaust, if there is not external energy system,
If the scientist succeeds then he might be on a brink of discovering something we call as a "Perpetual Machine"

Comment Re:Yep. Yer boned. (Score 1) 162

You are continuing with the same mistake Christopher Columbus did, he was searching for Asian-India and he landed on America and called people here Indians.
Now when the talk is been happening on Asian-Indian drugs ... you are still talking about Native-American Indians. :)


Supermassive Black Hole Is Thrown Out of Galaxy 167

DarkKnightRadick writes "An undergrad student at the University of Utrecht, Marianne Heida, has found evidence of a supermassive black hole being tossed out of its galaxy. According to the article, the black hole — which has a mass equivalent to one billion suns — is possibly the culmination of two galaxies merging (or colliding, depending on how you like to look at it) and their black holes merging, creating one supermassive beast. The black hole was found using the Chandra Source Catalog (from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory). The direction of the expulsion is also possibly indicative of the direction of rotation of the two black holes as they circled each other before merging."

Submission + - An artificial heart for $2000 From IIT-Kharagpur

veeren76 writes:

It'll be to coronary care what Nano is to cars, say scientists at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, who have devised an
artificial heart that could save lives for just Rs 1 lakh.

The research team says trials of the prototype lab--constructed heart have been successful on small animals and the gadget is being perfected on goats. The institute has applied for permission to conduct human trials.

The Total Artificial Heart (TAH) — said to be the first such in the country — has been developed by a team of scientists at IIT-Kgp's school of medical science
and technology.

After four years of painstaking research, the scientists say their creation is better and far more affordable than the first artificial heart developed in the US, which showed a ``high rate failure'' and at Rs 30 lakh, beyond the reach of the common man.

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. -- Sagan