Rumor Asus to make Eee Pad Transformer 2 with Windows 8

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is one of the most popular models of tablet PCs on the market. The Android Honeycomb-based tablet is expected to become the second most popular tablet on the market, second only to the iPad family in popularity. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Microsoft to release a tablet OS in 2012 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Rumor: Asus to make Eee Pad Transformer 2 with Windows 8 (2011, June 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-rumor-asus-eee-pad-windows.html Rumors are floating around the tech blogs that Asus will create a Transformer 2 that is expected to go into production until 2012. This, in and of itself, is not surprising, most companies will continue the line of a successful product. What is interesting is that the rumors are saying that the tablet will feature not an updated version of Google’s Android OS, but Windows 8. While Windows 8 is expected to be a much more tablet-friendly user interface than Windows 7, one is forced to wonder why the company would switch off of a proved OS in favor of one that is untested in the market. Rumors also state that the tablet will have keyboard dock, unlike its predecessor, which would make long-term usage easier on the hands. We will not know more about the system’s hardware until the system is much closer to its release. Some bloggers are speculating that the company has been testing a version of the Windows 8 tablet OS on the current generation of hardware. Since the dual-core Tegra processor and built-in 1GB RAM would be sufficient to run the OS, this is not entirely out of the question. Specifics on the release date are not available at this time. Neither company has currently released a statement to confirm or deny these rumors.last_img read more

Researchers spot ridge of radio emissions joining two galaxy clusters

first_imgComposite image of the galaxy clusters pair Abell 0399 and Abell 0401. The system is at approximately 1 billion light-years from the Earth while the two galaxy clusters are about 10 million light-years apart in projection. The cores of the two galaxy clusters are permeated by a high-temperature plasma that emits in the X-rays (red tones). Furthermore, observations in the microwaves show a tenuous filament of matter connecting the two clusters (yellow tones). The low-frequency image in the radio waves (blue tones) reveals several bright discrete sources associated to individual galaxies and two diffuse radio halos towards the centers of the two clusters of galaxies. A striking ridge of radio emission is visible along the filament connecting Abell 0399 and Abell 0401 revealing the presence of a vast magnetic field illuminated by a population of high-energy electrons. Credit: DSS and Pan-STARRS1 (optical), XMM-Newton (X-rays), PLANCK satellite (yparameter), F. Govoni, M. Murgia, INAF More information: F. Govoni et al. A radio ridge connecting two galaxy clusters in a filament of the cosmic web, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7500 The work began with results from prior studies reporting that some galaxy clusters have magnetic fields. They chose to focus on two of them, Abell 0399 and Abell 0401, which prior research had shown were in the process of merging. At present, they are still approximately 10 million light years apart. To learn more about the two galaxy clusters, the researchers made use of LoFar, a low-frequency radio telescope that is actually made up of 25,000 antennas spread across 51 locations. Their plan was to learn more about the filaments between the clusters. Filaments are extremely long strands of gases that exist in the empty parts of space—taken together, they make up what is known as the cosmic web.The researchers report evidence in the filaments of a band of radiation known as a synchrotron emission—a type of illumination that is created by electrons moving through a magnetic field. The researchers report that the magnetic field stretched all the way from one of the galaxy clusters to the other, following a filament between them.The finding is the first example of a magnetic field extending between galaxy clusters and raises the question of whether it is a common occurrence or if they just happened to stumble onto something rare. It also raises the question of where the electrons came from—computer simulations showed that shock waves generated by the merging action of the two galaxies could not have generated enough emissions to account for observations. The researchers plan to look for more radio bridges, but do not expect such research will get underway until the next generation LoFar goes online—called the Square Kilometer Array, it will represent not only the largest telescope in the world, but a means for taking a much closer look at filaments and possibly other magnetic fields stretching across vast areas of space. Play Federica Govoni, researcher at the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) talks about the discovery of a radio ridge connecting two galaxy clusters. Credit: Media INAF Play This video presents the stunning environment of Abell 0399 and Abell 0401, a pair of galaxy clusters at approximately 1 billion light-years away. The two galaxy clusters are about 10 million light-years apart in projection, a hundred times the size of our own galaxy the Milky Way. The video starts out exploring the vast space between the two clusters, but this is just the beginning of the story. Observations in the X-rays, in the microwaves, and at low radio frequencies reveal a completely new view of this portion of sky. Credit: DSS and Pan-STARRS1 (optical), XMM-Newton (X-rays), PLANCK satellite (yparameter), F. Govoni, M. Murgia, INAF, Cjbeards, ASTRON An international team of researchers has found evidence of a ridge of radio emissions joining two galaxy clusters. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their find and how it fits into cosmological theory. Explore further Citation: Researchers spot ridge of radio emissions joining two galaxy clusters (2019, June 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-ridge-radio-emissions-galaxy-clusters.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Abell 1033: To boldly go into colliding galaxy clusters PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Journal information: Science © 2019 Science X Network The LOw-FRequency ARray, or LOFAR, is the largest radio telescope with connected elements in the world. This aerial view shows one of the many antenna stations composing the array. Credit: ASTRON PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenlast_img read more

Nonsense Ki Night tribute to Michael Jackson Farah

first_imgChoreographer-director Farah Khan has paid an ode to the King of Pop Michael Jackson in song Nonsense Ki Night from Happy New Year. Farah, 49, said she also turned lyricist with the funny song.In the song, the male actors Shah Rukh Khan, Boman Irani, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah are doing signature moves of the late pop star’s Thriller and donning his iconic body-hugging shimmery leather red pants and jacket with black design.last_img

Zambian president Sata dies in London

first_imgZambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, a government source in Africa’s second-largest copper producer said on Wednesday. The private Muzi television station and the Zambia Reports and Zambian Watchdog websites said the southern African nation’s 77-year-old leader died on Tuesday evening at London’s King Edward VII hospital. ‘It is true. We lost the President. The acting president will make a statement soon,’ the source told Reuters. Sata is likely to be succeeded on an interim basis by defence minister Edgar Lungu, who stood in recently as acting president, or vice-president Guy Scott, who would become Africa’s first white head of state since South Africa’s FW de Klerk in 1994. The constitution says a new presidential election must be held within 90 days, with most analysts saying Scott is unlikely to run because of citizenship restrictions. The Zambian kwacha was largely unchanged. ‘Obviously there will be a sentimental temptation to go long dollars, but I’m also quite confident the central bank will do everything it can to protect the currency,’ one trader said.last_img read more

Rudimental in Vh1 Supersonic Club Nights

first_imgKick start this monsoon with Rudimental, a UK based drum ‘n’ beat group on the 19th and 20th of June at Kitty Su in Mumbai and Delhi respectively for Vh1 Supersonic Club Nights. UK’s chart toppers, Rudimental make it difficult to actually pinpoint the right genre of music they belong to, especially when they have trumpet and guitar solos infused into electronic beats.Their album Home made its debut at number 1 in the UK which was also nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2013. They won several awards including the Brit Award, and the Mobo Award for Best Album.  Rudimental also received nominations at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best New Act, Best UK and Ireland act. Rudimental have achieved multiple Platinum awards for record sales in several countries including in the United Kingdom and Australia.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Rudimental with power house of music were a big hit at Live Viacom 18’s Emerge Music Festival early this year and are now all set to tour India’s music loving cities again this June. Commenting on their tour, Band Rudimental Said, ‘It’s been a busy couple of months but we’re so pleased to be back- the crowd has always been amazing here and we can’t wait to play you some of our new material.” Conceptualized by LIVE Viacom18 as an extension to one of India’s superior EDM festival, Vh1 Supersonic, the Club Nights series will allow more people to experience the  excitement in their home town with performances by the top domestic and International DJs.When: June 19 – Kitty Su, Mumbai, June 20- Kitty Su, Delhi, Time: 8PM onwardsEntry Fee: Club rule applieslast_img read more

I am performing in Delhi after 10 years

first_imgShe was a former student of Kalakshetra and had the privilege of being trained under Rukmini Devi. She taught for some years at Kalakshetra and toured all over the world as a member of its dance troupe. Millennium Post caught up with Leela Samson, a respected teacher, choreographer and writer, soon after her performance at Purana Qila in the national Capital.What makes today’s show a special one?The idea was to combine India’s most notable classical dance forms with the structural heritage. The Purana Qila presents a poignant background for the performance of India’s most notable classical dance forms. As an artist, dance is the biggest part of my life. I love to perform and I like to create new forms without any bias. And I think same is the case with every artist, they tend to do their job with a lot of fervour and joy without thinking about credits. Events like these, however, give an opportunity to artists like us to show our skills. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’After how long are you performing in Delhi?I am performing in Delhi after 10 years. I last performed in the year 2005. It’s actually good to come back after such a long time.This show is Delhi government’s first initiative in this field, what do you have to say on that?It’s basically about worshipping your art and I think that is the strength of India. People here follow their art irrespective of whether the great government of India calls them or not. It doesn’t stop artists from doing the things they have always done. Bismillah Khan sahib was playing the shehnai whether people called him or not. We sweat it out every day. It’s a creative process that cannot stop. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhat do you think is the future of classical dance in the country?Hundreds of people are taking to classical dancing. Many people are putting their children in this art, which is good, but when you have many people, mediocrity sets in. The number has increased with time, but the quality has suffered simultaneously. The teaching quality has gone down and now it’s kind of tenuous. We rejoice the numbers but we mourn the difference between those wonderful one time great performers, who were so soaked up in their art. It’s becoming more shallow and entertainment is now the only priority. But, let’s see, we have faith in the young generation.last_img read more

Learning with the masters

first_imgIt was an opportunity for theatre enthusiasts to learn and gain hands-on experience from the masters of theatre when the 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav’s “Master Class” witnessed the presence of legendary theatre personality Joy Michael on Friday in the national Capital. The session was moderated by Sumit Tandon.The famous director has been associated with theatre for decades and holds a big contribution in establishment of one of the oldest theatre group “Yatrik” in 1964.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The session also held the association of Yatrik’s very first members: Sushma Seth, Salima Raza and Kusum Haider. Struggling with the ailing health, Joy Michael spoke few, but very valuable words of wisdom to audience. “It is a great pleasure to be here. I love working with young people. It is always a pleasure to watch them succeed and come back to share with us.” Sharing their memories regarding the conception of their reparatory group, veteran actor Sushma Seth mentioned: “We were a group of passionate young people who just wanted to perform theatre. We did not have any resources but Joy always kept her home open for rehearsals.”   Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“To make children learn something, theatre is the best medium. It is the most apt medium of understanding something,” she added. Providing a vote of thanks to the eminent guests and Joy Michael on behalf of National School of Drama, Director Prof Waman Kendre said: “It is impossible to thank Joy Michael for her work in theatre. I think that National School of Drama would prefer to be at her loan forever.”last_img read more

Told off for watching cartoon 13yrold hangs self

first_imgKolkata: A 13-year-old girl from South 24-Parganas’ Narendrapur committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan after she was allegedly rebuked by her family members for watching cartoon shows on TV all the time.The victim has been identified as Saheli Mondal (13). The incident took place in the Radhanagar area of Narendrapur police station on early Wednesday morning. The victim’s father Somnath Mondal works as a mason while her mother works as a labourer at a local factory. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt was learnt that the victim was addicted to watching cartoons on television. The matter had gone to such an extent that the girl refused to go to school. The victim’s mother had rebuked her for her excessive indulgence in watching television on Tuesday evening. When her mother Sandhya Mondal returned hom from her work in the evening, she saw the girl watching a cartoon show. As the mother questioned her as to why she was watching television at the time of studying, the girl became agitated. A quarrel broke out between the two. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe girl later went to sleep after having her dinner. The family members never thought that she could take such a drastic step for being rebuked. On Wednesday morning, the victim did not open the door of her room. Her parents knocked on the door repeatedly but she did not respond. After being informed some locals went to their house and broke open the door. They found the victim hanging from the ceiling. The matter was immediately reported to the local police station. Police reached the spot and sent the victim to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced brought dead. The family members told police that the victim might have committed suicide after getting influenced by television serials where she might have seen people do it. Police have started a detailed probe in this regard.last_img read more

For a radiant motherhood

first_imgIt is that time of the year again, when all the children make their moms feel extra special and loved. The gratitude can be expressed in small ways, from cooking a small meal for your mom to pampering her with special salon treatments. Besides that, it is crucial for moms to look after the two things most important to maintain themselves – skin and hair. Motherhood is a state where, whether your kids are small or grownups you are always busy looking after them and barely have time for yourself. But as you enter middle age, your skin starts showing age related changes so this is the time you need to follow a skin care regime to delay these changes and have a beautiful skin, says Dr Bharti Taneja, veteran beauty expert and founder-director of ALPS Beauty group. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKeep the skin well hydrated with some good moisturiser. Aloe vera pulp can be applied as it is very hydrating herb. Take ripe banana, mash it, add 1/2 tsp honey to it and apply this paste all over your face. Wash it off after 15 minutes. You will get very soft, supply and radiant skin.Always apply sunscreen and protect your skin from harsh sunrays. Exfoliate regularly-scrub twice week to get rid of dead cells and tanning.Exfoliation should be followed by a nourishing pack- take 1 tsp chandan powder +1 tsp milk powder, 1/2 tsp honey and 1 egg white, mix well and apply all over face and neck. Rinse off with water after 20 minutes.Use collagen based nourishing night cream.Follow these tips regularly and enjoy motherhood and possess healthy & radiant skin as well.And for those bouncy tresses to remain intact, Aashmeen Munjal, a celebrity makeup artist suggests some easy to follow tips: Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFirstly you should know your hair type, is it normal, oily, dry or your hair is dehydrated and what is the texture of your hair:First and foremost thing is to wash and clean your hair on regular intervals, and don’t forget proper brushing and combing. Also, do condition your hair after washing to keep them moisturised and bouncy.Regular massage is also very important because sometimes in summer, pores of your scalp get clogged with dirt. So, regular massage with vibrator or brush is a healthy habit, which will get your blood circulation going and boost up your scalp’s health. If it’s a bad hair day for you and you need to get ready within 10 minutes, make sure you have a dry shampoo at your dressing table all the time. It is something that you just need to spray it on your hair and voila! Your hair looks freshly shampooed. The best part about summers is that you have a lot of options to style your hair, one can wear hair bands, bandana, hats, and caps for a quick hair do. Summer is the time for experiments, so go on and innovate chic hairstyles with different kind of head gears and look refreshing in summers.last_img read more

Revitalizing Bengali culture with cinema

first_imgEstablished in 1958 with an aim to preserve and expand the rich heritage of Bengal through various cultural and social organizations in New Delhi, Bengal Association is organising its 8th Bengali Cine Utsav. The event is going to be held from August 25-27 at Banga Sanskriti Bhawan, situated at Bhai Veer Singh Marg. Bengal Association is a federative body of Bengali cultural associations, Bengali-medium schools and drama organizations spread across the national capital. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDuring the course of the event, one can witness eight full length feature films and ten short films which are made by few extremely renowned as well as new Bengali directors. Films like Kalpurush by Dasgupta, Durga Sahay by Arindam Shil and new Bengali movies like Bilu Rakkhos, Aranyadeb, 61 Garpar Lane, Nayikar Bhumikay, Chitrakar and Arani Takhan are a few names among the movies that are to be screened. An exclusive section for short films by upcoming Directors has been kept, where 10 short films will be showcased. Following the screening session, Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivea grand quiz show on cinema will be conducted. National Award winning filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta will mark his presence as the chief guest of the event whereas well-known actor, Pamoli Dam, will accompany him for the opening ceremony, which is to be conducted on August 25 at 6 pm.The conclusion ceremony, which is to be held on August 27 from 7 pm onward, will be starred by Arindam Shil, a well-known director apart from actors like, Indrani Dutta and Arpita Chatterjee. The General Secretary of the Association, Tapan Sengupta, said that, all the members of the association, young and old alike and are working very hard to make Cine Utsav a huge success. Bengal association President, Dr Amitava Mukherjee has expressed his confidence about the arrangement of the event and the success of the Cine Utsav.last_img read more