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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Indians develop car that goes 250 km per litre?

Ever heard of a car that gives a mileage of up to 250 km per litre? However, it may soon be a reality if a group of techies from Ropar are to be believed.
Seven engineering students from Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Ropar, on Thursday claimed to have developed a concept car with an amazing mileage of 250 km per litre after putting in five months of hard work.
The seven-member team is led by Gaurav Aggarwal. The other members of the team are Mayank Tyagi, Bhavuk Makkar, Arun Salaria, Rahul Kumar, Ramandeep Singh and Navneet Kumar. Prof Juhar Singh and Prof Rajesh Chaudhary guided the students as faculty advisors.
Presenting this car for the first time before the media in Chandigarh, the elated students said they would put it on display at the World Super Mileage competition being held at Michigan in the United States on June 5, 6 where contestants from 35 countries -- including the United States, the United Kingdom and Bahrain -- will display their exhibits.
Throwing light on the features of the car, Aggarwal revealed that the car has a 92-cc engine with TCI ignition system. The frame of the 65 kg car has been developed by using special grade aluminum 6063 T6.
Equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, a modified carburettor and fuel supply system, the car has a light weight outer body shell made up of kevlar and fibre, with a highly aerodynamic structure, he said.
"The car was run on an open track for 25 minutes and the mileage of 250 km per litre was achieved," he said.
Replying to a question he said that they had to alter the ignition time by 20 degrees and reduce the rolling and frictional resistance to achieve the extraordinary mileage.

The waiter who will be an IAS officer

Inspired by the spider, the Scottish king Robert the Bruce told his men, 'If you don't succeed the first time, try, try and try again'
K Jayaganesh's story is similar. He failed the civil service examination six times but never lost heart. The seventh time -- his last chance -- he passed with a rank of 156 and has been selected for the Indian Administrative Service.
Jayaganesh's story is inspiring not because he did not lose heart but also because he comes from a very poor background in a village called Vinavamangalam in Vellore district in Tamil Nadu, and though he studied to be an engineer, He got a job as a billing clerk for computer billing in the canteen at Sathyam Cinemas. He also worked as the server during the interval. He is a mechanical engineer, preparing for the civil services, had to work as a server. He had only one aim -- to stay on in Chennai to pass the examination., to realise his dream of becoming an IAS officer.

Friday, May 9, 2008

A small touching story mainly for professionals. ..

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

SON: "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
DAD: "Yeah sure, what is it?" replied the man.
SON: "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"
DAD: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily.
SON: "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"
DAD: "If you must know, I make Rs.100 an hour."
SON: "Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down.
SON: "Daddy, may I please borrow Rs.50?"

The father was furious, "If the only reason you asked that is so youcan borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, thenyou march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior."

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with thatRs.50 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

"Are you asleep, son?" He asked.
"No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy.
"I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier" said the man.
"It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you...

Here's theRs.50 you asked for.

"The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank you daddy!" He yelled.Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked upat his father.

"Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the fathergrumbled.
"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied.

"Daddy, I have Rs.100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time?Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.Do remember to share that Rs.100 worth of your time with someone you love.If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easilyreplace us in a matter of days.

But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for therest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves moreinto work than to our family.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


The Sapporo Dome, on the island of Hokkaido, Japan is the city’s most futuristic stadium to date. Nicknamed "Hiroba" (Plaza), the gigantic structure was completed in May 2001 on the edge of the Sapporo city centre. what's unique about this Stadium is that, in a single stadium there are two field one is Baseball and other is Football. In this football field is build both indoor as well as outdoor stadium with a single playing field. When required, the field will move inside or else outside on the stadium... and not only that, the field will be rotate within its axis to ensure the spectators will get a all round view of the game being played...


Sapporo opted for an all-weather covered stadium mainly due to its local climate, particularly with heavy snow in winter. The facility makes it possible to play at any time of year regardless of the weather, having combined an indoor and outdoor arena. The main feature of the stadium is the hovering football pitch.The all-weather covered stadium, designed by architect Hiroshi Hara, Atrie Phi Architectural Research Office and Atrie Bunku, sets out to provide an atmosphere similar to that of a traditional football stadium, with a sense of intimacy between players and spectators. This is achieved by introducing single slope conical-shaped stands with an inclination of 27º, which enables those spectators in the back seats to feel close to the field. The Dome, with a capacity of 42,122 when used for football, has two basement levels, four levels above ground - including ideal viewing positions for VIPs and media - and a two-level penthouse, with the football field on the second basement level. Along with the playing area, the second basement provides entrances for players, referees and game officials, changing rooms for players and technical officials, a FIFA office and a press room for photographers.The first level facilitates the entrance for general spectators, a media centre, a concourse with an 18m high atrium and toilets.An air conditioner and a natural ventilation system is employed in summer, while a comfortable degree of heating is applied to the spectators’ seats in winter. The VIP zones on the fourth level cater for distinguished guests with access through separate entrances.An "Aerial Escalator" gives access to the observatory over the closed dome. This spot commands an almost complete view of Sapporo as well as unobstructed vistas of the dome. The Bow Bridge Café is a huge 230-seat restaurant, which overlooks the dome stadium and the open arena.

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Revealed, Officially!

This is the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, officially revealed for all the world to see. Powered by a supercharged LS9 6.2L small-block engine, the ZR1 hasn't even received an official horsepower number from the engineers toiling away at the General. All Harlan Charles, project manager for the Corvette team was able to tell us last week was the new high-powered 'Vette engine is "capable of producing at least 100 horsepower per liter. That's at least 620 horsepower, and approximately 595 lb.-ft. of torque." Chevrolet wasn't even able to give us a time on the 0-60. Charles was only willing to say "it's in the low three seconds." The small-block engine under the hood is only able to hit those massive numbers due to the addition of the positive-displacement Roots-type supercharger with a new, four-lobe rotor design plus an integrated charge cooling system that reduces inlet air temperature for increased performance. That's the "go" end, but the "whoa" end is just as impressive. The ZR1 gets some simply huge carbon-ceramic, drilled disc brake rotors. They're so big and are required to be so powerful they're using the same 15-inch-diameter discs found on the front of a Ferrari 599. Except on the ZR1, they go on the 20" tires in the rear. In the front, they'll be getting even larger 15.5-inch-diameter rotors.

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