Saturday, 30 August 2014

Have you ever heard "MYSTERY of MOVING DEATH VALLEY ROCKS"

If yes then here's is a good news that it aint a mystery anymore.... 

If no then check this out !!!

 

 

Sailing stones

 

 

History:

 

Moving death valley rocks traditionally called as "Sailing stones" or "sliding rocks"  and the list goes on. Coming to its history these
rocks move and inscribe long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention.

The stones move only every two or three years and most tracks develop over three or four years. Stones with rough bottoms leave straight groove tracks while those with smooth bottoms tend to wander. Stones sometimes turn over, exposing another edge to the ground. A solution to this mystery of why rocks move randomly across an isolated patch of California's Death Valley finally cracked on Thursday, when researchers published a study showing the driving force was sheets of wind-driven ice.

How is it solved... 


Paleobiologist Richard Norris of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who led the study, saw the rare phenomenon first-hand last December while standing with his cousin, engineer James Norris, at the spot.

Even though the stones can sit for a decade or more without moving, on certain occasions they move that results from an unusual combination of ice and wind in an area normally known for severe hot temperatures. 

That happens when the dry lake bed they are in freezes over with a thin layer of ice which then breaks apart in a light wind, sending large sheets of ice against the rocks with enough force to move them a few yards per minute, Norris said.

Because of the ability of the large ice sheets to catch the wind, and aided by the underlying flow of water, the rocks, which weigh as much as 700 pounds (318 kg), are pushed along in a way that could not occur from the force of the wind alone, he said.

A scientific theory dating back to the 1950s had suggested that thick ice and heavy winds could be behind the movement of the rocks, but the study published on Thursday found the ice is far thinner and the wind much lighter than first thought.

Popular theories for what drives the rocks have ranged from a sudden tilting of the Earth to the action of giant magnets under the surface of the ground.





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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Technology drives BALLOONs to provide internet in remote areas


Google launches huge balloon which has the ability to provide internet in remote and difficult terrain — mountain ranges and jungles.

Wonder how these balloons could stay at a fixed point???
The basic idea behind this is that these huge balloons make use of wind,solar energy and complex algorithms to stay in a fixed part of the sky.

Google says its ultimate goal is to bring Internet to the two-thirds of the world that do not have or simply can't afford Internet access. 

check the video below to know the extraordinary idea how this actually works :

 



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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Now u can listen to the voice of telephone inventor - ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

 

Alexander Graham Bell

The most common gadget each and every person holds today is none other than Mobile,which was developed based on the idea of telephone.

The inventor of such a wonderful thing (Telephone) may have died over 90 years age but still u can hear his voice.

Smithsonian researchers recovered Bell's voice from a historical recording by using optical technology, Smithsonian Magazine reported.

The recording was recovered from a wax-and-cardboard disc that dates back to April 15, 1885, the magazine said.

I guess you are very excited to hear his voice now. Aren't you?

"— hear my voice, Alexander Graham Bell.”

 Listen to the inventor's voice, here.


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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

 

Technology turns paper in to touchscreen developed by FUJITSU

The technology has been grown so rapidly that every device or gadget we use is made of touchscreen including mobile, ipad, computer and many more.But what about paper???




Fujitsu has developed a technology that detects objects your finger is touching in the real world, effectively turning any surface — a piece of paper, for example — into a touchscreen, DigInfo reports.

Taichi Murase, a researcher at Fujitsu's Media Service System Lab explains "This system doesn't use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology".