Showing posts from July, 2011

The future battery

BY STEPHANIE LIOUIt sounds like something out of a cheesy science fiction movie, but thanks to new research by several Stanford scientists, transparent cell phones are one step closer to becoming a reality.Several companies have successfully created partially transparent gadgets such as digital photo frames and cell phones with see-through keyboards. However, fully transparent e-book readers or cell phones have remained largely in the realm of conceptual art due to one last missing puzzle piece."If you want to make everything transparent, what about the battery?" said Yi Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering and of photon science atSLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, renowned for his work with batteries.With graduate student Yuan Yang, who is the first author of the paper "Transparent lithium-ion batteries" in the July 25 edition of theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cui set out to create a clear battery suitable for us…

Genetic key to Elephant Man's disfigurement

Joseph Merrick earned his living being displayed as a human novelty.A century after the death of the Elephant Man, whose hideous disfigurement turned him into a medical curiosity, scientists believe they may have solved the puzzle of what caused his condition.American researchers have identified a genetic mutation that causes Proteus syndrome, a rare disorder in which tissue and bone grow massively out of proportion. About 500 people are known to be living with the condition, which stems from a spontaneous mutation in the embryo during pregnancy. Sufferers endure gross deformity, typically to their head, hands and feet, and become excluded from society and lead isolated lives as a result.Scientists from the National Institutes of Health in Washington who made the discovery say they hope it will lead to the development of treatments for the condition. It could also yield agents effective against cancer, which is caused by the overgrowth of cells in different regions of the body.Now the…

South Korean Scientists create glowing dog

Cloned ... the beagle glows in the dark under ultra-violet light, top, and appears normal under daylight. Photo: Reuters South Korean scientists say they have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Yonhap news agency reported.A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) said the genetically modified female beagle, named Tegon and born in 2009, has been found to glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic, the report said.The researchers, who completed a two-year test, said the ability to glow can be turned on or off by adding a drug to the dog's food.Advertisement: Story continues below "The creation of Tegon opens new horizons since the gene injected to make the dog glow can be substituted with genes that trigger fatal human diseases," the news agency quoted lead researcher Lee Byeong-chun as saying.He said the dog was created us…

Police using dirty means to please Najib and Hishamuddin.

PSM deputy national chairperson M Sarasvathy, currently held under the Emergency Ordinance, was subjected to a lie detector test and then forced to sign a 62-page statement against her will, related her brother who visited her earlier this morning.

"She was hooked up to the polygraph machine with metal leads connected to her chest and stomach. She was unhappy with this," M Narayanasamy (left) told reporters at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today, relating what his sister told him.

He said that she later fell ill after the lie detector test was administered, complaining of chest pains. She was later sent to the hospital for treatment.At the hospital, doctors then administered a stress test to Sarasvathy to ascertain her cardiac health.

They initially wanted to do it without her being handcuffed as this may interfere with the test, but cops insisted that she must remain handcuffed regardless.After the hospital visit she was given medication. But after taking it, she felt ve…

Why is Najib afraid?

For the past two years I have heard Najib talking about getting to know the people especially the youth of today. He has even invited some people for tea.
Obviously he must have been on yellow drugs since meeting up with the Queen of England. Because everywhere he goes no-one is allowed to use anything yellow. Take for example today at Sentral, one can see the over zealous police working overtime again and Najib looking scare.
I just wish those police can come to Taman Maluri to catch REAL CRIMINALS.
Without fail today Najib is again talking about fighting his imaginary enemy who wants to conquer this country.
I truly believe Najib is going insane. Obviously his karma has arrive early for the numerous BIG SINS and murder he and Rosmah have committed.

The many flops.

How much more can we take?

No need to slash our neck to see blood.

Help support the project

Before I Die It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. With help from friends and neighbors, I turned the side of an abandoned house in my neighborhood into a giant chalkboard to invite people to share what is important to them. Before I Die transforms a neglected space into a constructive one where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us. If you’re in New Orleans, stop by the corner of Marigny and Burgundy (900 Marigny Street) to add your thoughts to the wall and discover what matters most to your neighbors. It’s a question that changed me over the last year after I lost someone I loved very much. I also believe the design of our public spaces can better reflect what’s important to us as residents and as human beings. The responses and stories from passersby while we were installing it have already hit me hard in the heart. Concurrently installed in East/West Galleries. I’ve received an incredible response to this projec…


As MALAYSIAN, where do you stand in your own country?

Sultan of Johor and his Bugatti Veyron

With a base price of RM 5.2 million (USD 1.7 million), I don’t even want to guess how much this particular one cost. Said to be the first Bugatti Veyron to ever land in this country, this special blue-white version of the car is owned by the Sultan of Johor , Sultan Ibrahim Ismail .

Powered by an 8-litre W16 quad-turbocharged engine that produces around 1001 horsepower, the Bugatti Veyron is able to reach from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.46 seconds and a top speed of more than 400 km/h which made it one of the fastest production cars in the world. Don’t even ask about its fuel consumption.

UMNO using money to fish for foreign voters

Now after BERSIH arrest, the Home Ministry and Election Commission are embarking on another dirty project to fish for foreign legal and illegal voters for the coming 13th General Election.

Time must be hard. There is a TOKEN SUM OF RM200 ONLY for just a thumbprint.

So MALAYSIANS, the foreigners who are the REAL PENDATANGS will take the RM200 to SEAL and DECIDE OUR FUTURE. IS THIS WHAT YOU REALLY WANT?

Youngest Mum in the world.

(age 5, Lida)Linda Medina was the youngest girl ever to give birth. She was just 5 years, 7 months, and 21 days when her 2.7 kg (6.0 lb) son Gerardo was born. Linda got attendance of her parents when they noticed abnormal increase of her belly; she was thought to have had a tumor but when Linda was taken to hospital, there they get to know about her pregnancy. The mystery remains unsolved about the father of Gerardo. Both mother and son died at the age of 40 and 76 respectively.(age 8, Lima)
The father of Gerardo was never discovered, but this girl was raped by two of her own cousins. She got pregnant and gave birth to a baby weighing 2 kg (4.4 lb) by cesarean section at a hospital in December 2006.(age 9, Hilda Trujillo)
Hilda Trujillo was third youngest mother to give birth at the age of nine. In November Hilda entered the Maternity Hospital as the patient of Obstetrician Rolando Colareta, underwent examination by a team of 16 obstetricians, gland specialists, radiologists, psychiatri…

RM7.6 million scam by none other than Rustam Ali