Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Anti senescence treatments ..

Anti senescence (anti ageing) by Calorie restriction, embryonic  stem cell therapy, infusion of elderly body with young blood and gene editing can lengthen human life to maybe 130-150 years very soon.   So be prepared to live long !!

But can long living be graceful and peaceful, especially in old age ? Will our body also respond in the same way as our mind to all positive stimuli ?

I came across this story of how to age gracefully ..

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.
“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked. 
She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”
“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.
“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.
After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months, we would leave class together and talk non-stop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.
Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she revelled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up. At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium.
As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”
As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. 
There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. 
You have to laugh and find humor every day.
You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. 
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!
There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.
If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.
If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.
Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. 
Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”
She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”
She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.
At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.
One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be . 
When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!
REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS
OPTIONAL.
We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.
Have a great life ahead...🌹💫🌹

Monday, August 29, 2016

Brahmos supersonic cruise missile .. world's fastest..

World's fastest cruise missile, India's Brahmos, can carry a 300 kg payload at app Mach 3 (3700 kmph) and limited range of 290kms is unmatched. US' fastest missile  Tomahawk travels at just 890 kmph but carries a 450 kg kg payload over a range of 1500 km.... 

Is China a serious threat for India at all ?

There could be intentional screening of defence capability by US on whether it has SCRAMJET technology for its Tomahawk missiles, as it would keep the enemy on their toes.

India's successful SCRAMJET technology.

ISRO successfully tests Scramjet engine: Why it's a big breakthrough for India ?

Why is US getting nervous with Indian grand developments in space ?

Offering leadership to the world in space technology is a great responsibility thrust on it. Indian ability at cost optimization in high tech is a real blessing to planet earth.


What is air-breathing propulsion?

Explains ISRO, air-breathing rocket systems use atmospheric oxygen from their surroundings, burn it with the stored onboard fuel to produce a forward thrust. This is in contrast to the conventional chemical rocket systems which carry both the oxygen and the fuel onboard.
What this effectively helps in achieving is a lighter system. Says ISRO, "Air-Breathing systems become much lighter and more efficient leading to reduced overall costs."

Brahmos missile with RAMJET tech already deployed is the fastest missile in the world, making it a matter of great pride for India !

Go India go, the world is at your feet ! Give great responsible leadership to the world.

With China nowhere in sight in this technology which has only been tried by US and Australia, China is already very much behind India in the space race. US and an "incompetent" Europe keenly watching all developments and with India's remarkable superlative achievements, the future belongs to India !

When US spent $195 billion on its failed space shuttle mission, at an effective cost of $1.35 billion for each of the 135 space shuttle flights, India is going to surprise the world with a scramjet powered shuttle in the coming days.

ISRO's mission to the sun is the next biggest thing to happen to humanity ..

With the world's fastest missile being the Brahmos cruising at 3 mach (and able to carry a payload (even nuclear) of about 300 kg, in comparison to Tomahawk from US cruising at max speeds of 550 kmph and a payload of about 1000 kgs, India has definitely taken the lead.

There was an attempt to arm US' Tomahawk with SCRAMJET engines. But we do not know how many Tomahawk missiles are with these scramjet engines, as publicising the existence of SCRAM jet supersonic missiles is a threat to US itself.

ge..

Friday, August 26, 2016

3D printing ..



3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from 18,000$ to 400$ within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster. All major shoe companies started 3D printing shoes. Spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amout of spare parts they used to have in the past.
At the end of this year, new smartphones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home. In China, they already 3D printed a complete 6-storey office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that's being produced will be 3D printed. (wikipedia)

Dubais 3D printed office building 

China's first 3D printed apartment building ..

george..

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A great learning opportunity for Airlander 10 ..

Why it is called the 'flying bum'
Nose crashing
The hybrid air vehicle Airlander 10, called Martha Gwyn, the 92m long and 44m wide, the largest aircraft in the world, nicknamed as  "The Flying Bum" crashlands at the Cardington airfield in UK.

Airlander in flight ..
Capable of rising to 6100m, cruising at 150 kmph and stay in air for up to 5 days, the 20T airship capable of carrying a 10T payload crashlands in its second experimental flight in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England...

"Failures are the stepping stones to success.." The developers of the Airlander have found one more way in which the blimp can fail. 

I am sure in the next 5 years, Airlander will rise in all majesty and conquer ther airspace of the world.

This technology is here to stay and air travel is going to be made cheap, safe and affordable with the successful effort of solar planes and air balloons (blimps) like Airlander 10.

More on HAV's Airlander from Wikipedia ..

Good wishes HAV ..

george ..

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

377 years of Chennai .. Happy Birthday Chennai ..


Madras Day is a festival organized to commemorate the founding of the city of Madras (now Chennai) in Tamil Nadu, India. It is celebrated on 22 August every year, 22 August 1639 being the widely agreed date for the purchase of the village of Madraspatnam or Chennapatnam by East India Company factors Andrew Cogan and Francis Day from Damerla Venkatapathy, the viceroy of the Vijayanagar Empire. (Source Wikipedia..)



Friday, August 19, 2016

Usain Bolt posing on tracks for photographers ..

Getty images pic of Usain Bolt posing for photographers on the tracks before easily "jogging" to win the 100 m men's finals in 9.81 s in Rio .

NASA GRACE mission and dwindling global freshwater reserves .

The 2002-2016 NASA and German Aerospace Center joint collaboration project, GRACE Mission (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) has f...

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