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10 exciting Science/Technology events of 2009 December 31, 2009

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This is a list of  10 exciting events of 2009 related to Science/Technology.

1.Google Chrome OS announced (Tech)

Google announced its entry in to the Operating System world with its Chrome OS. A straight display of their ambition to challenge Microsoft and Apple. Google’s entry to cloud computing.

2.Large Hadron Collider revived (Science/Tech)

The biggest experiment in the history of human civilization revived after initial set backs. Conducting experiments setting record on fastest paricle acceleration

3. Launch of WolframAlpha (Tech)

An unconventional but still mysterious concept called computational knowledge engine dubbed WolframAlpha is a promise of technology and a new way to deal with the web of data.

4. Robot does science experiment(Tech)

A break through in Artificial Intelligence. A robot, called Adam, successfully conducted scientific experiment and discovered scientific knowledge for the first time. Another promise of technology. BBC news article

5. Indus valley script decoded(Science/Tech)

Using pattern recognition technologies, researchers were able to identify language like patterns in one of the earliest writing system of human civilization. Wired.com article

6. Chandrayan Mission (Science/Tech)

India successfully launched its prestigious indigenously developed moon mission.

7. Water found on Moon(Science/Tech)

Convincing evidence of presence of water on moon discovered by equipments mounted on the Chandtrayaan mission and again by LCROSS mission by NASA.

8. Evidence of Dark matter(Science)

Dark matter detected in scientific experiments. Gurdian news

9. Nuclear battery(Science/Tech)

Tiny nuclear batteries were demonstrated by scientists. BBC news article

10. Ice found on Mars(Science)

The Phoenix Mars Lander of NASA came up with evidence for water ice on Mars polar region. Space.com report

This list is my personal compilation. There may be more significant events that are not included. Please feel free to share your events.

10 google services that are less popular December 11, 2008

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Though Google is ubiquitous in the internet, many of the services provided by Google are not well known to the public. These are very useful free tools you can use for from website promotion to day to day uses.

1. Google Sites
Category: Publishing
This service is a free hosting medium, that you can use to make website. The site is hosted at google’s server. Formerly it was Jotspot. The company was aquired by google. Sites can be built with ease using simple and efficient user interface.

2. Google Trends
Category: Statistics
Trends service allows you to find popularity of keywords over time. You can compare two or more keywords to know relative popularity. It provides a list of top 100 keywords on a hourly basis(hottrends). this is very useful for website promotions and marketing.

3. Google Suggest
Category: Search
Google suggest recommends in real time as you type on the searchbar. This note only saves the typing time but also helps discover useful information as you type that otherwise may have missed.

4. Google Adurl
Category: Advertising /publishing
This is a feature that allows you to add a site or page to the google search index. This is useful for web administrators and bloggers.

5. Google Mashup Editor
Category: Publishing
This application is rarely known to the public. The application allows to create useful applications using simple syntaxes. The applications can access,process and display data in a meaningful way. Useful for content providers.

6. Google SMS
Category: Mobile/Search
This is particularly for mobile applications. It allows to querry google using mobile devices.

7. Google Reader
Category: News/Aggregation
This service allows to get news and updates from many sites in one place. This is done using RSS feeds from the websites.

8. Google Talk Gadget
Category: Communication
This is a less known application. It allows users to use google talk without installing anything on your computer. Truly portable.

9. Google Sets
Category: Search
This service allows the user to generate a list from one or more keywords. Sets automatically categories the keywords and generates similar keywords. This service is very useful for web administrators in SEO(search engine optimization).

10. Google Notebook
Category: Utility
Google notebook is a utility that allows to create,edit and save small notes online.
This will be useful while researching the web.

10 best useful web sites for everyone December 5, 2008

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This is a list of the ten most useful websites for everyone.

1. GoogleThe search god

Dive in to the deep web. Google needs no introduction.

2. WikipediaThe Internet’s goddess of knowledge.

If your need is knowledge. Wikipedia is there. Tap into the wisdom of the crowds. Wikipedia will quench all your thirst for knowing the unknown. Use it with intelligence and virtuousness.

3. DeliciousThe memory of the Internet.

Bookmark what is delicious on the web. We can enjoy the creamy dish that surfaces from the crowd’s wisdom. The site allows to save bookmarks online. Plus you can share it with the public and see what others are bookmarking. Add some tags and you can organize and retrieve your favoourite links when needed.

4. BloggerYour own place on the web world.

Log your consciousness. Those who want there place on the world and the the web, can have your own for free. Populate it with your thoughts, photos, blogs ,activities, reviews etc.Share with others. See what they are saying about you and your stuff.

5. WikimapiaFor all those wander lusters. Maps, the editable map make you feel like you own the earth.

This is a collaborative map tool based on Google maps. The site allows you to mark places and add details about the place. Discover your neighborhood from the locals.There are satellite, map and hybrid views. Much like Google earth, plus you don’t need to install anything. Just go to wikimapia.org and you can wander where ever you want. Ofcourse not live data.

6. GmailEmail is now Gmail!!

The email nowadays got renamed to gmail. The amazing gmail with its clean interface, fast response and manageability along with the fast search feature rules out any other from competition. Add with it calendars, chat, news feeds, docs… Oh mama, My stomach is full.

7. BBC NewsClean, extensive, specialized and diverse News.

If you are looking for news. BBC is there in the business for a longtime. Very vast number of news ariticles, videos, images, opinions,polls and interviews. Unique look and feel and usability makes it unforgettable.

8. OrkutSocial enjoyment!!

Stay in touch with your friends where ever they are. Discover new friends, activity partners, like minded. Plus share your feelings, thoughts and life with those you know and love. Applications, groups, scraps, and networking makes it ultra social..

9. YoutubeVideos videos and more videos….

Never ending flow of streamin media. Gigantic collection of user contributed videos, in numerous categories fulfills your visual needs. Search and discover what ever you want to see. Add user power, comment and promote others content.

10. Flickrpublish all your snaps to the web.

Photos, the beauties and beasts frozen in time. Upload all those memorable moments trapped between the shutters to the world wide web. Tag and organize.Search and discover. Share with others. See others snaps. Places, people, animals, birds, mountains, oceans, night life…