Science facts

Lady Musgrave Island , Great Barrier Reef , Australia 

Futuristic motorbikes on road- Lit Motors C-1 Gyroscope Bike 

The C-1 electric motorcycle is beautiful but what makes it amazing sits behind the smooth shell. A series of gyroscopes stabilize the recumbent-position bike, making it virtually uncrashable. In the incredible demo video, the creators demonstrate how the C-1 will stay upright even when sitting still at a stop light or hit in the side by another vehicle.

The Palm Islands :

The Palm Islands are an artificial archipelago (islands) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Major commercial and residential infrastructures will be constructed by Nakheel Properties, a property developer in The UAE. The Belgian and Dutch dredging and marine contractors, Jan De Nul and Van Oord, some of the world's specialists in land reclamation, were hired to complete construction. The islands are the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira.


 Ison - the comet of the century

'Brighter than a full moon ' :  The biggest star of 2013 , could be Ison - the comet of the century . At the moment it is a faint object, visible only in sophisticated telescopes as a point of light moving slowly against the background stars. It doesn't seem much – a frozen chunk of rock and ice – one of many moving in the depths of space. 

Comet Ison could draw millions out into the dark to witness what could be the brightest comet seen in many generations 

It was found as a blur on an electronic image of the night sky taken through a telescope at the Kislovodsk Observatory in Russia as part of a project to survey the sky looking for comets and asteroids – chunks of rock and ice that litter space. It was a frustrating night but about half an hour prior to the beginning of morning twilight, they noticed the sky was clearing and got the telescope and camera up and running to obtain some survey images in the constellations of Gemini and Cancer.

When the images were obtained Nevski loaded them into a computer program designed to detect asteroids and comets moving between images. He noticed a rather bright object with unusually slow movement, which he thought could only mean it was situated way beyond the orbit of Jupiter. But he couldn't tell if the object was a comet, so Novichonok booked time on a larger telescope to take another look. Less than a day later the new images revealed that Nevski and Novichonok had discovered a comet, which was named Comet Ison. These observations allowed its orbit to be calculated, and when astronomers did that they let out a collective "wow."

Comet Ison has taken millions of years to reach us travelling from the so-called Oort cloud – a reservoir of trillions and trillions of chunks of rock and ice, leftovers from the birth of the planets. It reaches out more than a light-year . In the Oort cloud the Sun is but a distant point of light whose feeble gravity is just enough to hold onto the cloud. Every once in a while a tiny tug of gravity, perhaps from a nearby star or wandering object, disturbs the cloud sending some of its comets out into interstellar space to be lost forever and a few are scattered sunward. Comet Ison is making its first, and perhaps only visit to us. 

Ison's surface is very dark , darker than asphal with ice beneath the surface. It's a small body, a few tens of miles across, with a tiny pull of gravity. If you stood upon it you could leap 20 miles into space taking over a week to come down again, watching as the comet rotated beneath you. You could walk to the equator, kneel down and gather up handfuls of comet material to make snowballs, throw them in a direction against the comet's spin and watch them hang motionless in front of you. But it will not remain quiet on Comet Ison for the Sun's heat will bring it to life.

As Comet Ison heads back to deep space in 2k14 the sky above it would begin to clear as the dust and gas geysers loose their energy. Returning to the place where the Sun is a distant point of light, Comet Ison may never return. Its tail points outward now as the solar wind is at its back, and it fades and the comet falls quiet once more, this time forever.

Amazing facts!!!

Have you ever thought about it ??? 

1.It is impossible to lick your elbow.

2.People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when   
   you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.

3.Rats and horses can't vomit.

4.If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.

5.Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the  
    bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

6.Most lipstick contains fish scales.

7.Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

8.Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from   

9.Right handed people live, on average, nine years   
   longer than left-handed people.

10.Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

 Hydropolis underwater hotel Dubai :

One of the underwater hotels , under construction is the Crescent Hydropolis ,Dubai. 
Dubai has become notorious in recent years for its modern architecture. 
At a cost of some 550 million dollars , the luxury resort is being built on the Persian Gulf floor 66 feet below the surface. 
When completed, the project will cover 27 acres and compose of an above ground land station connected by a 1700 foot transparent train tunnel to the 
undersea hotel which resembles the shape of a jellyfish. The 220 suites will be bubble-shaped, with clear glass comprising both the sleeping area walls and the bathtubs. 
I suppose modesty must be checked at the front desk also. Anxious sea-dwellers will have to wait until 2009 before making a reservation.
 You may even want to have a look at some existing Dubai hotels before diving into the ocean for Hydropolis.

Fiber Optics Bedspread :

This fiber optic bed is Made using fiber optics technology, the Fiber Optics Bedspread makes your bed glow in the dark.

It is Completely safe to use. This bedspread will not get warm , so there is no threat of it overheating, and it is powered by a very low voltage,
 4.5 Volts, so there is no danger of being electrocuted while using it. The fiber optics are embedded into the fabric of the bedspread, 
sending out a soothing illumination all along the length of the fibers. The attractive light adds a glow to your room and is completely unobtrusive.
 so it can be used instead of a night light to help you sleep.

To create a beautifully relaxing try out the Fiber Optics Bedspread, which is sure to impress you.

Bacteria 'wires' conduct electrons distances :

A newly discovered bacterium living on the bottom of the sea transports electrons over distance of few centimeters , so it can feed on hydrogen sulphide in low-oxygen environments. That is the scientists in Denmark and US, who have shown that thousands of the micro-organisms form  filament with one end embedded in ocean sediments and the other end poking out into seawater. Understanding just how these organisms move electrons could lead to alternative technologies for generating energy.
Biologists have known for some time that the Desulfobulbaceae family of bacteria power themselves by consuming sulphur compounds in ocean sediments. However, this produces hydrogen sulphide, which is toxic at high concentrations. While these bacteria can consume hydrogen sulphide, this must be done in the presence of oxygen in a reaction that involves the transfer of an electron.
Ocean sediments normally have very low oxygen levels and studies have shown that when Desulfobulbaceae are present, sulphide levels increase steadily. But then something unexpected happens and sulphide levels drop quickly as if the sediments have experienced a rapid influx of oxygen. The problem is that the drop is so fast that it cannot be explained by the diffusion of oxygen molecules from the seawater above. Instead, scientists had thought that the many different species of Desulfobulbaceae bacteria in the sediment were working together to move electrons from oxygen-poor regions up to the seawater, where oxygen is plentiful.

The angry fiddler:

Latin name : Portunus puber
Size : Carapace length around 3.25inches
Habitat : Seashore,reef
Food : Small invertebrates
Distribution : All British and Irish coasts

   Crabs come in a wide range of sizes,from minute species with the adult no larger than a pea,to the giant crab with legs that span well over eight feet.

   Among the largest of the swimming crabs are the velvet fiddler crabs.They are the fast-moving crabs with red eyes and a bluish colour . As adults,they have velvet textured surfaces.The male has an enormous claw,which it waves around to attract females,in a movement similar to that of a fiddler playing his fiddle stick.This gesture has given the fiddler crab its name,although because of its violent temper,it has also been given a nickname by French fishermen.

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