Friday, September 26, 2014

Amitabh Bachchan shared on Facebook about Mangalyaan

FB 723 - Mangalyaan success !! Amazing facts :

The Mangalyaan mission cost India $73 million (~Rs.450 crores) which is even cheaper than an eight lane bridge in Mumbai which cost $340 million. It is less than the budget of film “Gravity” which was about $105 million and about one-tenth of what the US has spent on MAVEN, making it undoubtedly the most cost- effective inter-planetary space mission to have ever been undertaken anywhere in the world!

In real terms, when distributed over the population of 1.2 billion, every Indian has contributed Rs.4 per towards the mission.

Mangalyaan will observe the environment of Mars and look for various elements like methane (marsh gas), which is a possible indicator of life.
It will also look for Deuterium-Hydrogen ratio and other neutral constants.

The orbiter weighs 1,350-kg, which is even less than the weight of an average sports utility

The manufacturing of Mangalyaan took 15 months while NASA took five years to complete

Mangalyaan is the first spacecraft to be launched outside the Earth’s sphere of influence by ISRO in its entire history of 44 years.

ISRO will be the fourth space agency in the world after National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US, Russian Federal Space Agency (RFSA) and European Space Agency to have successfully undertaken a mission to

Considering that Mars is about 670 million kilometers from the Earth, the cost of the ride works out to about Rs.6.7 per kilometer –
cheaper than what even auto-rickshaws charge anywhere in INDIA!

Via #TheBetterIndia
Twinkle, twinkle little stars,
World is envious; we're on Mars!
Up above the world so high,
We've made it in a single try! Jai Hind...!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Microsoft Windows 9 event on 30 September 2014

Microsoft has sent out the official press invites for an event in San Francisco on September 30, where It is almost certain that Windows 9 will be unveiled.
The Windows 9 Technical Preview should be handed out to event attendees, and should also be available online on September 30 or very soon after.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple India Announced IPhone 6 Launch Date in INDIA

Apple Inc.’s new large-screen handsets — the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
– will be available in India from Oct. 17 but its new line of smartwatches will not land in India until next year, according to the company’s India website.
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The two new phones are Apple’s first with screens larger than 4 inches, aimed at competing with the bigger phones which have been stealing the company’s market share around the world.
The company has yet to unveil the Indian prices for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. It claims that both will have better battery life than past iPhones.

The one new trick the phones can do is make instant payments–for example at the cashier at Starbucks–by just tapping the phone on a reading device near the cash register. However this potential wallet killer app is unlikely to land in India anytime soon due to Reserve Bank of India regulations.
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SOURCE: Apple India, WSJ