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7 In 1 Foldable, Portable and Multipurpose Device...

Pankit Gami & Ekta Patel, a young Indian Inventor whose invention has recognized at national and international level.He with her classmate Ekta Patel,  innovate 7 in 1 Foldable, Portable and multipurpose device, which can be convert into Trolley, Chair, Bed, Ladder, Hammock, Table and Stool , got many national and international recognitions. He has been appreciated by former President of India H.E.  Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam via NIF at IIM Ahmadabad in 2011 for the best innovation among 5000 ...

(Saturday, 29 June 2013 18:21)
Solar powered i-slate for Indian students...

An iPad might be a fashion statement for some while a necessity for others. But unlike the i-slate, it is definitely not a life changing possession for anyone. I-Slate is a cheap, solar-powered computer tablet that has transformed the lives of the children of Mohamed Hussainpally Village School in Andhra Pradesh. Developed through a partnership of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Houston’s Rice University  these tablets are designed to help children in developing countries ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:24)
India’s representatives for the Henkel Innovation Challenge 2013...

 

 

 

Aditya Yadav and Harshvardhan Pande are winners of the National Henkel Innovation Challenge 6...

 

They will represent India in the global finals, which will be held in Shanghai and will see participation of students from 27 countries.

 

The competition, themed ‘Triple the value you create. Create a sustainable world’ saw 800 registrations which were narrowed down to 10 for the finals. College students were asked to develop a concept for a product or technology for the year 2050.

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(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:23)
Classical Indian dancer wins $30K Walter Carsen Prize...

Classical Indian dancer and choreographer Menaka Thakkar has won the 2012 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts...

 

Menaka was born in 1942 in Bombay. She is a master of three classical Indian dance styles: bharatanatyam, odissi and kuchipudi. She began studying bharatanatyam at the age of four and, by her mid-twenties, she was also proficient in odissi and kuchipudi.

 

Audiences received Thakkar’s 1972 Canadian tour with great enthusiasm, which encouraged Thakkar to ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:22)
Coimbatore team wins ‘Freescale Cup 2013′ intelligent car race...

Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and is part of Freescale’s initiative to promote innovation and creative thinking in engineering students across the world.

 

The 3rd edition of the Freescale Cup drew 225 teams from 70 colleges, of which 50 teams faced off in the grand finale. Freescale provided model car kits, development tools based on Freescale microcontroller technology, and technical support for the students, who had to develop a prototype ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:21)
Upliftment of Burmese Refugees by students from IIT Delhi...

 

 

 

While few Indians are busy ingraining feelings of regionalism,  a larger number are devoting themselves towards fostering a harmonious world. These students of SIFE-IIT Delhi give us a glimpse of the power of  brotherhood that is keeping humanity alive.

 

SIFE (Student In Free Enterprise) - is an international non-profit organization that aims to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities and become socially responsible business leaders.

 

SIFE IIT Delhi ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:19)
Vellore Institute of Technology University breaks Guinness world record with its giant hand...

 

 

 

India’s premier engineering college, Vellore Institute of Technology has set a new world record.

 

In a first of its kind record in India, 3,005 people formed a giant human hand in the open ground near the silver jubilee tower at Vellore Institute of Technology University campus in Vellore, Chennai, India,setting the new world record for the Largest human hand, according to the World Record Academy.

 

The world record attempt was done under the banner Pragathi to beat the previous ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:08)
Indian teenager invents self defence device for women...

Delhi teenager, Manu Chopra,  has designed a device which can be worn like a wrist watch that delivers an electric shock once it touches the attacker’s skin...

 

The average speed of nerve impulses transmitted from the brain to other parts of the body is 60 metre per second. In case of any attempt of molestation, the speed of the nerve impulses increase to 119 metre per second. It is then that this device detects the increased nerve impulse and stings the attacker with a small electric shock ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:02)
India committed Rs 10,000 crore (2.5 B$) to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017...

India committed Rs 10,000 crore ( 2.5 Billion$ ) to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017. The Planning Commission agreed in principle to provide the funds to the Indian Space Research Organsiation (ISRO) and Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore to develop a supercomputer with a performance of 132.8 exaflops (132 quintillion floating operations per second). A quintillion has 18 zeros (a million has six)...

 

The world’s fastest supercomputer right now is a ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:47)

Sunita L. Williams (Captain, USN) Nasa Astronaut...

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PERSONAL DATA:  Born September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio, but considers Needham, Massachusetts to be her hometown.  Married to Michael J. Williams.  Although they have no children, a crazy Jack Russell Terrier named Gorby has added his share of excitement to their lives, as has a Labrador Retriever named Bailey.  Recreational interests include running, swimming, biking, triathlons, windsurfing, snowboarding and bow hunting.  Her parents, Dr. Deepak and Mrs. Bonnie Pandya, reside in Falmouth, Massachusetts....

 

EDUCATION: 

Needham High School, Needham, Massachusetts, 1983.  

B.S., Physical Science, U.S. Naval Academy, 1987.

M.S., Engineering Management, Florida Institute of Technology, 1995.

 

ORGANIZATIONS: Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Society of Flight Test Engineers, American Helicopter Association.

 

SPECIAL HONORS: Awarded Navy Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and various other service awards.

 

EXPERIENCE:  Williams received her commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy from the United States Naval Academy in May 1987.  After a six-month temporary assignment at the Naval Coastal System Command, she received her designation as a Basic Diving Officer and then reported to Naval Aviation Training Command.  She was designated a Naval Aviator in July 1989.  She then reported to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 3 for initial H46, Seaknight, training.  Upon completion of this training, she was assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 8 in Norfolk, Virginia, and made overseas deployments to the Mediterranean, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf in support of Desert Shield and Operation Provide Comfort.  In September 1992, she was the Officer-in-Charge of an H-46 detachment sent to Miami, Florida for Hurricane Andrew Relief Operations onboard USS Sylvania.  Williams was selected for United States Naval Test Pilot School and began the course in January 1993.  After graduation in December 1993, she was assigned to the Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Directorate as an H-46 Project Officer, and V-22 Chase Pilot in the T-2.  While there, she was also assigned as the squadron Safety Officer and flew test flights in the SH-60B/F, UH-1, AH-1W, SH-2, VH-3, H-46, CH-53 and the H-57.  In December 1995, she went back to the Naval Test Pilot School as an Instructor in the Rotary Wing Department and the school’s Safety Officer where she flew the UH-60, OH-6 and the OH-58.  From there, she was assigned to the USS Saipan (LHA-2), Norfolk, Virginia, as the Aircraft Handler and the Assistant Air Boss.  Williams was deployed onboard USS Saipan when she was selected for the astronaut program.

 

She has logged more than 3000 flight hours in over 30 different aircraft.

 

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Selected by NASA in June 1998, she reported for training in August 1998.  Astronaut Candidate Training included orientation briefings and tours, numerous scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training and ground school to prepare for T-38 flight training, as well as learning water and wilderness survival techniques.  Following a period of training and evaluation, Williams worked in Moscow with the Russian Space Agency on the Russian contribution to the space station and with the first Expedition Crew.  Following the return of Expedition 1, Williams worked within the Robotics branch on the station’s Robotic Arm and the follow-on Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator.  As a NEEMO2 crewmember, she lived underwater in the Aquarius habitat for 9 days.  After her first flight, she served as Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office.  She then supported a long duration mission as Flight Engineer for Expedition 32 and International Space Station Commander for Expedition 33.  Williams has spent a total of 322 days in space on two missions; she ranks sixth on the all-time U.S. endurance list and second all-time for a female. With 50 hours 40 minutes, she also holds the record total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.

 

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:  Expedition 14/15 (December 9, 2006 to June 22, 2007). Williams launched with the crew of STS-116 on December 9, 2006, docking with the International Space Station on December 11, 2006.  As a member of the Expedition 14 crew, Williams served as Flight Engineer.  While onboard, she established a world record for females with four spacewalks totaling 29 hours and 17 minutes of Extravehicular Activity (EVA).  (Astronaut Peggy Whitson subsequently broke the record in 2008 with a total of five spacewalks).  Williams concluded her tour of duty as a member of the Expedition 15 crew returning to Earth with the STS-117 crew to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California on June 22, 2007. 

 

Expedition 32/33 (July 14 to November 18, 2012). Williams launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, along with Russian Soyuz commander Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, on July 14, 2012.  They were welcomed on the International Space Station by NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Russian cosmonauts, Expedition 32 commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin on July 17, 2012.  Williams spent four months conducting research and exploration aboard the orbiting laboratory.  She landed in Kazakhstan on November 18, 2012, after spending 127 days in space.  During their Expedition, Williams and Hoshide performed three spacewalks to replace a component that relays power from the space station's solar arrays to its systems, and repair an ammonia leak on a station radiator.  With 50 hours and 40 minutes, Williams once again holds the record for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.  In addition, Williams, who has spent a total of 322 days in space on two missions, now ranks sixth on the all-time U.S. endurance list, and second all-time for a female...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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