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New Aluminum Battery Will Bring Many Changes in Smartphones

New Ultra-fast Charging Aluminum Battery

Well Dreams come true. The future of smartphones will be more bright and long lasting and soon we will have wearable and flexible Smartphone with an extreme battery life with the invention of new aluminum battery that is safer, cheaper with ultrafast charging and long lasting power than the traditional lithium-ion batteries.

Smartphone goes advance day by day. Latest smartphones come with new features, slim design, heavy hardware, ultimate graphics and High Resolution Cameras for photo capturing and video recording. All these features requires a powerful battery to gives the phone long life for days so that the user can enjoy all of the features while going on outing. In recent years, there are so many changes and advancement in the Smartphone shape, configuration and features but the battery remains same.

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Traditional lithium ion batteries were not enough to stand up for days and the Smartphone users often carry a pair of extra battery (if the phone comes with exchangeable battery) and charger or power bank with plugin-in cable to keep their phone running everywhere they go. Now all of that are going to change in future with invention of new aluminum ion batteries.

Announced on April 6, 2015, Hongjie Dai, professor of chemistry at Stanford University, says that “Aluminum batteries will soon replace the traditional lithium-ion batteries in Smartphones and from other gadgets”. He further explains the battery and said “This is a simple piece of aluminum that is cheaper and safer than today’s the conventional lithium-ion battery”. Regarding the safety and efficacy of the battery, Hongjie Dai stated “Our new battery won’t catch fire, even if you drill through it. You can bend the battery and it will still work”. Regarding the manufacturing of the battery to be availed for commercial use, Hongjie Dai and his team said that “Several companies expressed interest to license the technology and make products. This new aluminum ion battery will be available soon in market and will integrate in Smartphone soon because of its simple design”.

Here are some key features of this new invention that will bring revolution in the Smartphone’s industry:

New Ultra-fast Charging Aluminum Battery

Ultrafast charging

The new Aluminum ion battery has high speed charging capability and can charge in just one minute. That is too fast than today conventional lithium ion battery which takes somewhat 30 minute to 1 hour to get fully charge. Some either take 2 hours.

Flexible Battery

Unlike the rigid lithium ion battery, Aluminum-ion battery is much flexible can bend easily and so the Smartphone using Aluminum Battery. So we will have flexible and wearable Smartphone in near future.

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Safer

As far as the safety is concern, the new aluminum ion battery is much safer than the one right now in your Smartphone. Aluminum ion battery will not get fire or blast even if you make a hole in it.

Cheaper

Well easily available components of the new aluminum ion battery will make it cheaper than our current lithium ion battery. It will also influence the cost of Smartphone as well

Long lasting

One of the distinct features that will fall you in love with the upcoming aluminum battery is its long life. The battery will standby for days so you don’t need to carry the bulky power banks, charges, cables or extra pair of battery with your future Smartphone

Long Life Cycle

The aluminum battery has a great life cycle and unlike the conventional lithium-ion battery, aluminum ion battery can charge easily more than 7500 times without any significant change in the battery life or performance.

 

Simple, easy to manufacture

Again, due to simple structure and easily available ingredients of this new aluminum ion battery, it will be easy to manufacture and of course more economic therefore.

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5 Recently Extinct Animals That You’ll Miss in 2015

5 Recently Extinct Animals That You’ll Miss in 2015

5. Passenger Pigeon

Recently Extinct Passenger Pigeon

Passenger Pigeon Source

Passenger Pigeon was a common bird in North America which tends to have large flock with billion of birds in it just 200 year ago. But then the tragic part of the Passenger Pigeon occurs where this beautiful bird were hunted to extinct because their meat was commercialized for profit and sold at very cheap rate. The commercialization of the meat of Passenger Pigeon lead to massive hunting comparing against the bird which wipe-out all pigeons from the earth. The last Pigeon of this species, named Martha were kept in Cincinnati Zoo which was died alone there on September 1914. Now, no single bird of this species left behind.

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4. Thylacine, the Tasmanian tiger

Recently Extinct Tasmanian Tiger

Last Tasmanian Tiger “Benjamin” Source

Despite the name and shape of this extinct animal was neither a tiger nor a dog rather they are the carnivorous marsupial which were the largest known Carnivorous marsupial of its time. In contrast to their name, Tasmanian Tigers were harmless to human but hunted to extinct because the farmer believe that this creature is responsible for killing their sheep, goats and small farm animals. Inhabiting the Tasmania and Australia Thylacine were being recognized in 1936 as being at risk of becoming extinct. The last Tasmanian tiger was died on September 07 of the same year (1936) in Hobart Zoo of Tasmania.

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3. Golden Toad

Recently Extinct Golden Toad

Golden Toad Source

This small beautiful Golden Organ colored Toad, named as Golden Toad after its Golden color, was first discovered by Jay Savage, a herpetologist in 1966. Inhabited in the tropical forests of Montverde, Costa Rica, the species were not in danger to become extinct till 1987 and were found in large number there. But due to weather changes, the pools which were their breeding sites were dried and there were only 29 Toads left behind. In 1989 the researchers found the single male of the species and up till now, even after extensive searches, the researches failed to search out even a single Golden Toad.

2. Pyrenean Ibex

Recently Extinct Pyrenean Ibex

Pyrenean Ibex Source

Found in the Pyrenean Mountain range of Spain, France and Andorra, Pyrenean Ibex is the only extinct animal that was clone after its extinction but a few minutes after the reborn of the Pyrenean Ibex, the animal become extinct again as the cloned one died due to lung failure. This animal was extinct because of continuous persecution by human being. There were about 100 animals of the species found in the beginning of 20th century and in 1981, there were 30 individuals of the Pyrenean Ibex reported. The last member of this species named Celia was died on the 6th January 2000 at the age of 13 and the Pyrenean Ibex were announced as the extinct animal.

1. Caribbean Monk Seal

Recently Extinct Caribbean Monk Seal

Caribbean Monk Seal Source

Caribbean Monk seal is one of the most recently extinct species officially declared as the extinct animal on 6th June 2008. As the name suggest, the seal was native to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea and the only recognized seal of Caribbean Sea.

Discovered by Columbus along with his team on his second journey America in 1494, the Caribbean seal extinct because of human. Hunting of this seal was start by Columbus and his colleagues for food, the Caribbean seal were hunted massively to get the oil and food from the seal and become declared as extinct species in 2008.

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10 Surprising facts about Smartphones You Didn’t Know

Surprising Smartphones Facts

1. Smartphone Usage

1.75 Billion Smartphone Users In The World

1.75 Billion Smartphone Users In The World

33% people (among all age groups, but mostly between 18 – 24 years of age) using Smartphone which means that there are 1.75 Billion Smartphone users in the world (more then the combine population of China and USA). Although the total mobile phone devices exceeds the total population. The number is increasing constantly and estimated to reach 10 billion by 2020.

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2. Slim or Massive

Stack of All Smartphones Would Stretch 8, 285 Miles Source

Stack of All Smartphones Would Stretch 8, 285 Miles Source

Although Smartphones are relatively slim and thin but if you stacked all of them on each other, the queue would stretch 8, 285 miles. It is almost double the length of one of the world longest high way TransCanada or same the length of Australia Highway 1, the longest national highway in the world. Or this figure is equals to 1500 times the height of Mount Everest.

3. Performance and Speed

iPhone 5s 15, 625 times more Speed Than Computer Used In Apollo 11 Source

iPhone 5s 15, 625 times more Speed Than Computer Used In Apollo 11 Source

If compare to one of the primitive computer used for Apollo 11 Mission for Moon landing, Apple Smartphone iPhone 5s would be the supercomputer as it has 15, 625 times more processing speed and hundreds time less bulky and more handsome. Indeed, it is cheap too.

4. Time spent

Smartphone User Checks Their Phone 110 Times a Day

Smartphone User Checks Their Phone 110 Times a Day Source

On an average, Smartphone user checks their phone 110 times a day and spent 37 hours (even more than that) per month on installed apps. Although it seems waste of time but, if it comes to the academic progress, smartphone users are three time more likely to track their academic progress and somewhat smarter as compare to others as they can study on the go.

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5. From Sex to Shower

Smartphone users Don't Take it Down

Smartphone users Don’t Take it Down Source

People tend to addict to Smartphones and it’s hard for them to put their phone down even during sex. A online survey shows that 55% Smartphone users using their phone during driving, 12% take their Smartphone to bathroom during taking shower, 9% during sex and 19% during worships (in churches). Even more,  44% Smartphone users take phone with them to bed and 91% users want to keep their smartphone within easy access everywhere every time.

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World’s Top 10 Supercomputers with their Cost, Speed and Usage

Top 10 supercomputers

The history of Supercomputers are dated back to early 60s with development of Atlas, the first supercomputer (installed at Manchester University) with asynchronous processor due to which the processing speed is not measurable but far less than an ordinary desktop computers at your home. But today’s supercomputers have thousands time more processing speed and in fact, thousand time costly too than our desktop computers.

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The performance or processing speed of supercomputer is measured in petaflop that is equal to a million billion or a thousand trillion floating point operations per second. These massive machines are not made for fun but rather help scientists, meteorologists to do research or forecast global climate and whether, while some are used being to simulate brain activity or effects of storm or wind on a plane.

 Take a look at world top 10 supercomputers as announced in November 2013 by Top500.org, the organization updating the list half-yearly.

 

1. Tianhe-2 (MilkyWay-2)

Top 10 supercomputers

In the war of supercomputer manufacturing, Chinese Tianhe-2 (TH-2 or Milky way2) dominated and has on top of the list since June 2013, remain undefeated till to date. Tianhe-2 is a 33.86 petaflops supercomputer developed by a team of 1300 scientists and engineers located in University of Sun-Yat-sen, Guangzhou, China. This supercomputer has 3,120,000 core processors.

Country: China
Site: National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)
Manufacturer: National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)
Cores: 3,120,000
Linpack Performance (Rmax): 33,862.7 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 54,902.4 TFlop/s
Power: 17,808.00 kW
Memory: 1,024,000 GB
Operating System: Kylin Linux
Purpose/Usage: For local weather service and the National Offshore Oil Corporation
Cost: 2.4 billion Yuan or 3 billion Hong Kong dollars (390 million US Dollars)

 2. Titan

Top 10 supercomputers

Titan supercomputer is 560,640-core computer which is actually an upgraded version of Jaguar supercomputer developed by an American Supercomputer manufacturer Cray Research Inc. (CRI) located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The initial cost of the unit were approximately $60 million, funded by U.S Department of Energy (DoE) which is raised to $97millions due to addition of Storage system.

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Country: U.S.
Site: DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Manufacturer: Cray Inc.
Cores: 560,640
Linpack Performance (Rmax): 17,590.0 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 27,112.5 TFlop/s
Power: 8,209.00 kW
Memory: 710,144 GB
Operating System: Cray Linux Environment
Purpose/Usage: Use to simulate Molecular physics, energy, activity and interaction between electron and atom, global atmosphere modeling.
Cost: $100 million

3. Sequoia

Top 10 supercomputers

Sequoia – Blue Gene/Q supercomputer manufactured by IBM for National Nuclear Security Administration (NSSA) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is deployed over the site in June 2012 and gain the world #1supercomputer award.

Country: U.S.
Site: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Manufacturer: IBM
Cores: 1,572,864
Linpack Performance (Rmax): 17,173.2 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 20,132.7 TFlop/s
Power: 7,890.00 kW
Memory: 1,572,864 GB
Operating System: Linux
Purpose/Usage: Nuclear weapons simulation, energy, astronomy, study of the human genome, and climate change.
Cost: $250 million dollar

4. K computer

Top 10 supercomputers

Country: Japan
Site: RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS)
Manufacturer: Fujitsu
Cores: 705,024
Linpack Performance (Rmax): 10,510.0 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 11,280.4 TFlop/s
Power: 12,659.89 kW
Memory: 1,410,048 GB
Operating System: Linux
Purpose/Usage: Climate research, Medical researches and Disaster prevention
Cost:
$1.2 billion US dollar

5. Mira

Top 10 supercomputers

Country: U.S.
Site: DOE/SC/Argonne National Laboratory
Manufacturer: IBM
Cores: 786,432
Linpack Performance (Rmax): 8,586.6 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 10,066.3 TFlop/s
Power: 3,945.00 kW
Operating System: Linux
Purpose/Usage: Used for scientific research in the fields of material science, climatology and computational chemistry.
Cost: $50 million dollar

6. Piz Daint

Top 10 supercomputers

Country: Switzerland
Site:
Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)
Manufacturer: Cray Inc.
Cores: 115,984
Linpack Performance (Rmax): 6,271.0 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 7,788.9 TFlop/s
Power: 2,325.00 kW
Operating System: Cray Linux Environment
Purpose/Usage: Weather forecast, climatology and scientific researches
Cost: ??? dollars

7. Stampede

Top 10 supercomputers

Country: U.S.
Site: Texas Advanced Computing Center/Univ. of Texas, Austin
Manufacturer: Dell
Cores: 462,462
Linpack Performance (Rmax): 5,168.1 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 8,520.1 TFlop/s
Power: 4,510.00 kW
Memory: 192,192 GB
Operating System: Linux
Purpose/Usage: In the field of medicine to detect brain tumors, biology (especially microbiology) human genetics, geophysics and earth sciences for earthquake forecast.
Cost: More than $56 million dollar

 

8.  JUQUEEN

Top 10 supercomputers

Country: Germany
Site: Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ)
Manufacturer: IBM
Cores: 458,752
Linpack Performance (Rmax): 5,008.9 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 5,872.0 TFlop/s
Power: 2,301.00 kW
Memory: 458,752 GB
Operating System: Linux
Purpose/Usage: For researches in different fields of science
Cost: ??? dollars

9. Vulcan – Blue Gene

Top 10 supercomputers

Country: U.S.
Site: DOE/NNSA/ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Manufacturer: IBM
Cores: 393,216
Linpack Performance (Rmax): 4,293.3 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 5,033.2 TFlop/s
Power: 1,972.00 kW
Memory: 393,216 GB
Operating System: Linux
Purpose/Usage: Used for researches in Biology, Plasma Physics, Climate Science, Molecular Systems and Solid & Fluid Engineering
Cost: $100 million

10. Super MUC

Top 10 supercomputers

Country: Germany
Site: Leibniz Rechenzentrum
Manufacturer: IBM
Cores: 147,456
Lin pack Performance (Rmax): 2,897.0 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 3,185.1 TFlop/s
Power: 3,422.67 kW
Operating System: Linux
Purpose/Usage: Researchers in Medicine, Astrophysics, Earth quake simulation, computational chemistry,  fluid dynamics and genome analysis
Cost: $111million dollar

source: www.top500.org
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Hi-Tech Night Vision Capable Contact Lenses and Cell Phones

Night Vision Contact Lenses

Although Night vision technology is not new and have been around us from many decades emerged dated back in 1970, but the devices for night vision are big and bulky, wearing which on your night jaunt will surely not be a smart idea. Currently existing night vision devices or the clunky, huge goggles are used by army to take over the enemy in night or by professional wildlife researchers while they are in forest.

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But what if you have the same technology fit in your eyes?
What if you have night vision enables cell phones or cameras?
Yeah, this will be really cool.

Thanks to the team of researchers leading by Zhaohui Zhing at University of Michigan, USA, we will soon have contact lenses with the capability to sense infrared and ultraviolet lights renders our eyes to see in darkness.

The team is doing research on Graphene (a thin layer of pure carbon) using it on contact lenses will give the lens the power to sense non-visible infrared and ultraviolet light plus visible lights and, as heard through some sources, can enhance ambient light up to 200 percent.

These lenses will have several advantages over the conventional night vision goggles as these lenses will be more comfortable to use, provide full peripheral vision and sure, will be less expensive.

The technology will not only limited to contact lenses but can also be integrated with camera phones and other visual gadgets.

The lenses would probably used by military in war field mostly but you too can enjoy the power of night vision even while walking home in dark late night or go for a night-time journey through jungle. These lenses may help medical professional to sense the blood flow in patients body and can aid in historian and artists eyes to analyze the old paintings or sculptures.

 

 

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Proof of Ancient Aliens Visits and Interaction with Humans

Proof Of Ancient Aliens Visit to the EarthProof Of Ancient Aliens Visit to the Earth

Are we alone in the universe? Or, is there any extra terrestrials creatures in our neighbors? If yes, had they ever visited us? Did they made contact with us? Had they ever play role in development of our culture and modern technologies? These questions always wondered the human and for which they seeks answer.

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Many scientist, archeologist and alien theorists say yes for the presence of alien and claim that earth was visited in past by intelligent extra terrestrials being who made contact with humans and helped shape human civilization, culture, religions and technologies.

Scientist found many clues scattered throughout the world, suggested that alien could have visited the earth long ago. Aliens like strange humanoid creatures and flying objects similar to UFO (quite same as today’s reported modern UFOs and aliens) are depicted in paintings, found in some religious text (which mentioned flying cars or flying chariots) and the presence of astronauts like stone sculptures from ancient culture. On the bases of these evidences, scientists claim the presence of ancient aliens or astronauts. Although there are many opponents to the theory, here are few evidence of ancient aliens existence, after looking at which, it’s up to you to believe or disbelieve the theory.

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