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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Alternative fuels of energy

A wonderful report on alternatives to oil-based energy sources; but, with a scary conclusion ( LINK)

There seem to be two immediate things to do to quench this ever-increasing thirt for energy:
1. find a high-return energy source (fission, fusion...).
2. improve energy-storage facilities (batteries...)

Finding a high-yield energy source is not enough without inventing/discovering a good energy storage mechanism. Fortunately, till now, oil is very transportable. With sources like solar power, fission, fusion... you need a battery or something like it to store the energy (unless ofcourse, we can manage to create micro-reactors that can be fitted into cars, planes...)

Both (1 and 2) are surely being pursued vigorously around the world - pretty obviously, we haven't gotten too far (but, the effort is still worth it).

The moral of the report and the post is simple: whether you can afford it or not, SAVE ENERGY. The question is not whether u can afford the cost of 10 lights switched on at the same time, the question is: do you want your kids to be able to watch FRIENDS?

Granted oil reserves are not infinite and us conserving energy/oil won't make it last for ever, but if we don't try to conserve energy, there is no hope of a smooth transition to the next great find in the energy sciences. As the report implies, grave times are ahead if we don't wake up. Imagine not having a job after doing an MBA, MS, MD...(not to forget, in your 40's if you belong to the 1980's and 1990's) just because you didn't always switch off the lights when you didn't need them!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Hail the holy cow!

HAIL THE COW!!! (our blog wouldnt b complete without a tribute to the cow :))

Indian Cow

HE IS THE COW. "The cow is a successful animal. Also he is 4 footed, And because he is female, he give milks, [ but will do so when he is got child.] He is same like-God, sacred to Hindus and useful to man. But he has got four legs together. Two are forward and two are afterwards. His whole body can be utilised for use. More so the milk. Milk comes from 4 taps attached to his basement. [ horses dont have any such attachment]

What can he do? Various ghee, butter, cream, curd, why and the condensed milk and so forth. Also he is useful to cobbler, watermans and mankind generally. His motion is slow only because he is of lazy species, Also his other motion.. gober] is much useful to trees, plants as well as for making flat cakes[like Pizza] , in hand and drying in the sun.

Cow is the only animal that extricates his feeding after eating. Then afterwards she chew with his teeth whom are situated in the inside of the mouth. He is incessantly in the meadows in the grass. His only attacking and defending organ is the horns, specially so when he is got child. This is done by knowing his head whereby he causes the weapons to be paralleled to the ground of the earth and instantly proceed with great velocity forwards. He has got tails also, situated in the backyard, but not like similar animals. It has hairs on the other end of the other side. This is done to frighten away the flies which alight on his cohesive body hereupon he gives hit with it.

The palms of his feet are soft unto the touch. So the grasses head is not crushed. At night time have poses by looking down on the ground and he shouts . His eyes and nose are like his other relatives. This is the cow.......

Saturday, July 01, 2006


This is a really good video/series of snapshots. funny and philosophical. a must watch:
All you wanted to know about monkeys