Friday, December 26, 2008

Artificial Intelligence: 20 More year for Moore's Law

Physicist Michio Kaku predicts the future of silicon based technology for highly efficient computing which is needed for achieving the Artificial Intelligence.

The two fundamental problems which persists for artificial intelligence in robotics are Vision and Common Sense.
He argues that even if Moore's law holds for 50 more years, it will just reach our range of capabilities. But, he predicts that by 20 years the devices made with silicon will not be able to hold it. Since the thinnest silicon layer would be 5 atoms thick.

He suggests that the future is Quantum computing.
See the interesting interview video...

I think I am poor in knowledge about these robotics and in depth idea about even computer technology. I was not even familiar to this Michiko Kaku-may be thats because of I am from different area of Science. But I should have known this.

New technolgy coming soon and soon always fascinates me. In my opinion-all technology and science should serve for mankind. This is what I hope and expect in this case also. Scientists are those who can predict, have dream and imagine new things. I think these quantum computer are not impossible.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Shoes Thrown At Bush

One of the journalist throws shoes on to Bush while his surprise visit to Iraq. Its a history in America now that the president of USA has been insulted to this level. His comment was that the shoes must be of size 10.

Talented Mouse ever seen

The most talented mouse ever seen. I was not able to believe by myself what human can do and mouse can do. The person who ever trained the mouse must be real trainer in the world.

Brave Dog a real HERO

This dog in the video is a real hero who saved a life of another dog hit by car in the middle of highway. This video was also shown in news.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Himalayan treaking to Dolpa

In couple of previous videos in Palai Palo, we have talked about natural beauty of Nepal. This time also, I am taking about it. The video presented here is a documentary type video prepared by Nepal Forum of Environment Journalists.It takes us to Dolpa, a remote place in North -Western part of Nepal in Karnali region. In spite of its richness in natural beauty and resources, people are facing basic human needs.

Enjoy the video and don't forget to leave a comment.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Robotics: Movement

When it comes to building stuffs we want something that moves. Few days back AD published amazing boston dynamics dog/mule. This one is similar, it can move thru' the obstacles, that is amazing. I am impressed by the way it tackles the flip at the end of the video.

The next one is moving through the liquid.

The next step would be to add some bits of intelligence onto them!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Positive Footprints - Nepal

Thousands of foreign people come to Nepal as tourists. They have their own purpose. Among them some come to assist Nepalese people. In this video, people from different countries come to a remote place of Nepal called Rasuwa to help a school. They repaired the school building. They exchanged culture with the local people and on the day of departure they had tear on the eye.

Its good way to help people in developing countries and get some sort of satisfaction.

Enjoy the video.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Working in Real World OS g-speak

g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

Dubbed g-speak, the mind bending OS combines "gestural i/o, recombinant networking, and real-world pixels," to deliver what the creators call "the first major step in [a] computer interface since 1984."

Watch the video!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Robotic World

When ever we talk about robots we might think of "Terminator" the movie and enjoy but I think that day is not far when we will be able to see in real life. Enjoy watching this movie about robotic dog named BIG DOG.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Himalayan Viagra:Yarshagumbu

Yarshagumbu is an important Himalayan herb found in remote Himalayan regions in Nepal and in some parts of Tibet. It is used and known as Himalayan Viagra. Details of it is can be found elsewhere. But today I am going to present you a video which shows the social aspects of this valuable medicinal herb. Video available throught youtube explains the difficult side of the yarsaghumbu collection in remote part of Nepal-Dolpo. All schools are empty because all students and teachers go to collect this herb to make good money.
Enjoy the video and leave comments on the comment box.

Part 1

Part 2

Friday, October 24, 2008

Mathemagician: Just for Fun!

This video is really impressive.
He does the calculations on his head and can multiply even 5 digit numbers on the fly!
Certainly, he has mastered some tricks of numbers. It reminds me the guy who could remember x digits of pi 3.1416.... (x =500 ? I even don't remember it! ) (for me x = 5).

Certainly, visualization is very stronger means of learning.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Dashain by "MAHA"

Dashain is biggest festival celebrated in Nepal. Millions of Nepalese celebrated this years Dashain all around the globe. For me this is a festival of family get-gathering, happiness and it has become cultural rather than religious festival. This is my observation. However, for some people, Dasain is a 'kaal' for being compelled to spend more than they can earn. This weeks video shows all about Dashain in a poor low-class government worker (peon) family and compares with in a family of government officer.

Dashain video presented here is from Madankrishna Shrestha and Haribansa Acharya, popularly known as MAHA. Its really worthy to watch this video. Enjoy it. You can other rest parts of the video in you tube.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Levitation: An example of Super-conductivity

The above video shows the levitation effect observed when the magnetic field is cooled below its critical point. Also known as Meissner effect.
Figure below shows the Meissner effect in which the super conductor cooled below the critical temperature end up repelling all the magnetic field lines.

Last semester, I had to teach a lab with this one as an example. Though, determining the critical point for the superconducting material was horribly hard (as they felt). The students really had fun to watch the effect. They were interested in what caused that effect and some other examples like floating train simply amazed them.
To me this is one of the beauty of Physics education, that student can feel gravitated towards such an abstract subject.
[Figure adopted from wikipedia. ]

Friday, September 19, 2008

Climate Change:Challange of 21st Century

One of the big challenges of present world is climate change due to global warming. It is believed that humans are enhancing global warming. The video below well explains this topic. It tells you about the atmosphere of our earth, weather system, role of CO2, and effects of global warming. We have already seen the effect of global warming. Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain, in the world is becoming naked. There is danger of bursting of snow lakes in the Himalayan region. This is really nice video (animated) targeted for general public. SAVE OUR EARTH.

Friday, September 12, 2008

CERN in Focus: Good for awareness.

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.

Here is a brief video explaining Cern in 3 min.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

GPU the new revolution in Computer Simulation

Running simulations and performing different high memory crunching math has been really easy and fast with the use of GPU, which can replace 100's of CPU by just one desktop GPU. The new method for solving the present challenge using GPU has made a way to solve different big systems (molecules) in very less time and money as compared to what we have been doing lately using CPU's.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Nepali Folk Song: Enjoy it

This is typical Nepali folk song. Nepal is rich in its culture. It has cultural diversity as well with others. The video presented here represents a festival. Its women’s festival and this is the correct time for this festival called Teej. Religiously and culturally women pray for their men. And sing song. They tell their life story, how hard time they are facing on their husbands house and how they miss their parents, mom’s food and dads love.

In this particular video, there are dad, mom, their one son and his wife. Son returns from abroad, where he had gone to earn money for better life. Parents expect some kind of help from their grown up sons. This is typical Nepali society. Unfortunately, the son has to listen his wife’s voice and have to abandon his parents.

Scene of the video shows typical Nepali house. Everything looks natural. Acting is awesome. I love it and it is heart touching.

says: This video shows typical Nepali daily life and can be regarded as a nice example for art choreography. However, I am quite sure how much it is related to teej.
The floor painted with red-soil (rato-mato), the sitting in sukul, namlo, typical dresses: WOW!
Teej is regarded as auspious occasion by many Nepali Women.
Dance and the Red color make the celebration memorable each year. However, I had very less opportunities to explore the in-depth details of the festival TEEJ.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Discover Nepal - Naturally Nepal

Dai Wrote:
Nepal: Heaven on earth!
The video was made by Nepal Tourism board. Has various background music which gives sense of meditation and peace to soul. The graphics is not so bad and I can guarantee the level of satisfaction would reach to higest level by being able to see it by one's own eye: Live!
The touch of air, the smell of local soil and the sounds of birds will make anyone forget pain and give inner peace.
We are lucky to be born in such a wonderland.
The hope is that one day, one day will come when it would be more secure and more comfortable to visit Nepal. Making the Heaven accessible to all!

BasantG Wrote:
The video presents the tourists attraction in Nepal. I hope it helps to promote tourism industry. It gives you some idea about cultures, religions, natural beauty, hospitality, hotels etc. In my opinion the official video clip made by Nepal tourism board should not be just like this showing photos. I would appreciate it they had used real short video clops to describe the things.

Any way there is no doubt, Nepal is a great place for tourists and we can make it better, hopefully in near future(?).

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Fibrinogen is the molecule that runs in blood of all living organism responsible for forming a clot to prevent the blood overflow when there is cut/wound in the body. Also it is responsible for forming clot in arteries which might be the case for heart attack during aggregation. The following video explain how it works ...

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dhaulagiri-The White Mountain

Today, I would like to take you to feel the beauty of the nature. Nepal is mainly recognized as a Himalayan country with more than 7 highest peaks among 10 in the world. One of them is Dhaulagiri the 7th highest mountain(8167m) -also known as white mountain. The video below challenges to make the first sky descent of Dhaulagiri in autumn 2007. The climbers had to tackle with severe weather and the video shows how difficult is to climb such white mountains. You feel peace after watching this video. Enjoy it.
Blogger dai says
This is great!

Touristic opportunities for Nepal can not be under-estimated.

Once peace prevails, we will do very good in touristic activities. The money for that can be used to develop hydro-electricity projects and keep Nepal Brighter.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Communicating Robots: Re-assemble

Have you see the Mission Impossible?

In one of the sequel, the small bots search for Tom Cruise. Tom hides in the tub; because he had left a bubble, the robot decides to run an experiment. It then sends some electric currents through the tub. Shocked by it, he comes on surface where he faces the bots.
I remember this scene because it involves a high level of science fiction. The robots capable of spreading like bugs in the house, to map and to search the desired places and having capacity to run experiments. Moreover, highly organized by virtue of the communications.
The following video presents communicating parts. The importance lies in the fact that they can re-assemble.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Zoom into Mandelbrot Corner: Amazing world of Fractal

Mandelbrot set is a set of points in the complex plane, the boundary of which forms a fractal. In the presented video, a careful zoom in reveals nice patterns into the amazing World of Fractals. More you zoom in farther you are out into another world!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Stephen Hawking on Zero g

I am a fan of Stephen Hawking. Recently he has been to the parabolic flights(also known as vomit comet which creates some sequesnce of zero g.
Zero g experiments are important because it can provide zero g situation without entering to the space.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Continue of DNA Structure

Continue of previous post about DNA, giving a nice idea how life is based on DNA and its sequence.

Monday, June 30, 2008

DNA Structure

This video explains about the structure of DNA molecule, the genetic code. I will have related video in series in next post.

Friday, June 20, 2008

A Tribute to Firefox 3

Firefox is a nice browser. (However, I also like Opera Browser and Flock Browser too).
This tutorial is really useful for everyone. Knowing the shortcuts and how to use it efficiently will be really helpful.
So, I am putting this one as the first video in here.
The recent release of Firefox 3 was the hot cake in several places. I have downloaded it and you can see my certificate here .... :)