Friday, December 21, 2012

Are elephants more emotional than humans?



Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Photo of Swami Vivekananda taken between 1885 - 1895, Place: Jaipur

Vivekananda with brother sanyasis at Baranagar

Swami Vivekananda with brother sanyasis

This is a rare photo of Swami Vivekananda with his brother disciples. Swami Turiyananda is sitting second from the right.

Swami Vivekananda at South Pasadena

Swami Vivekananda at Parliament of Religions

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Space Race Blast Off - First facebook game by NASA!!

Space Race Blastoff
Space Race Blastoff, NASA's first online game for the social media age.
Who was the first American to walk in space? Who launched the first liquid-fueled rocket? In what movie did O.J. Simpson play NASA astronaut?

If you know the answers to these questions, or are just curious to find out, you're ready to play Space Race Blastoff, NASA's first online game for the social media age.

Available through its own Facebook page, Space Race Blastoff pits players in remote locations in a test of their knowledge of NASA history, technology, science and pop culture. Players who correctly answer questions earn virtual badges depicting NASA astronauts, spacecraft and astronomical objects. Players also earn points they can use to obtain additional badges to complete sets that earn premium badges.

"We're hoping Space Race Blastoff opens up NASA's history and research to a wide new audience of people accustomed to using social media," said David Weaver, NASA's associate administrator for communications. "We're really excited to see what the interest will be."

NASA chose to make the game available through Facebook to take advantage of the social media site's large audience and enable players to compete against others. Individuals can also play solo games.

Once in the game, players can choose an avatar and answer 10 multiple-choice questions. Each correct answer earns 100 points, with a 20-point bonus to the player who answers first. The winner advances to the bonus round to answer one additional question for more points. Answering the bonus question earns the player a badge, which may depict an astronaut, a spacecraft, a planet or other person or object. Additional badges can be obtained for 1,500 points.

The game, developed by Scott Hanger, Todd Powell and Jamie Noguchi of NASA's Internet Services Group in the Office of Communications, is available via its Facebook page:

Friday, December 07, 2012

Do you want to increase your Alexa rank very easily?

I don't want to explain what is Alexa. You came here because you know about Alexa and want to increase your Alexa Rank.

Easiest way to increase Alexa Rank is to install Alexa Site Widget in your blog. The widget will look like this:

Click on that widget and it will show the traffic chart and many other site related info. People have reported that within few days of installing the widget, their traffic has gone up significantly and this has improved their Alexa ranking!

Goto this link:    to get the widget.
In that page, you will see a button "Build Widget" and adjacent to that is a text box. Enter your blog url in the text box and click on the button. It will give you a code and add that code in your blogger.

Gravity map of the Moon taken by GRAIL (NASA)


This image shows the variations in the lunar gravity field as measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory GRAIL) during the primary mapping mission from March to May 2012. Very precise microwave measurements between two spacecraft, named Ebb and Flow, were used to map gravity with high precision and high spatial resolution. The field shown resolves blocks on the surface of about 12 miles (20 kilometers) and measurements are three to five orders of magnitude improved over previous data. Red corresponds to mass excesses and blue corresponds to mass deficiencies. The map shows more small-scale detail on the far side of the moon compared to the nearside because the far side has many more small craters.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Do you want to use cases or covers for your mobile?

Mobile Phones have overtaken Internet in the last 5 years. We see mobile in every hand!
What caught my attention is that, the younger generation is using it as a fashion! They want fancy cases and covers. Some of these cases/covers are as costly as the mobile itself!!
A website has made a survey ( Reader's Choice) to find the most popular mobile case/cover brands. The brands which made to final are: IncaseKrusellOtterBoxThe Joy Factory, and Wrapsol.
The OtterBox was chosen as the best!

And if you are thinking of looking for mobile cases/covers, you can look at the link: cell phone case.