India joins USA Russia and Europe on Mars

    India joins USA Russia and Europe on Mars
    Despite economic crisis India had achieved a scientific feat by putting in orbit a satellite around Mars the red planet ,by the way India has become the first nation to send a satellite into orbit around Mars on its first attempt, it is the first Asian nation to do so .
    The satellite Mangalyaan had entered the orbit of the red planet but the message didn’t reach the planet earth instantaneously , because the message needed to traverse the 400m miles (650m km) to Earth ,that means message needed 12 minutes to cross 650 million km .
    Mangalyaan, which means “Mars craft” in Hindi, took off from the island of Shriharikota, the India’s eastern coast about 11 months ago; The (3,000lb) 1,350kg device first headed for an elliptical orbit around Earth before heading towards Mars.
    India now joins an elite club of nations who have successfully carried out interplanetary space missions, and has scored a significant point in its rivalry with China ,and very likely India will be joined by other countries like brazil Iran …..etc; this Success makes India the fourth space power after the US, Europe and Russia to orbit or land on the red planet. The cost of the Indian effort is a tenth of Mars Nasa mission .
    The United States had its first successful Mars mission in 1964 using the spacecraft Mariner 4, returning 21 images of the surface of the planet. The former Soviet Union reached the planet in 1971, and the European Space Agency in 2003.
    Tens of millions of people across the country followed the progress of the craft with their prayers and the prayers of temple priests ,the Scientists needed urgently such prayers as There was a significant chance of failure ,more than half of 51 previous attempts to reach Mars had failed in the past .
    Nasa’s (Maven) mission aims to help scientists understand what happened to the water on Mars and the carbon dioxide in its atmosphere several billion years ago. How Mars lost its atmosphere is one of science’s biggest mysteries.
    The Indian mission aims to study the surface and mineral composition of Mars, and scan its atmosphere for methane, a chemical strongly tied to life on Earth.
    Moneywise Some Indians have questioned the $70m (£43m) price tag for a country that is still dealing with widespread hunger and poverty. But India defended the Mars mission ,for India that will lead gradually to establish India as a bigger player in the £200bn space technology market, even as USA ,Europe ,Russia and China give stiff competition with their long experience and bigger launchers.


    85 billionaires own more than 50% of earth population

    The number of billionaires has doubled, it is now 1600, if these billionaires spend only 1.5% of their fortune, the whole children on this planet could be schooled and they will see an increase of the healthcare.
    These inequalities could damage the growth in the long run, because the children of the poor in general stay in poverty for the rest of their miserable life.
    As for women among thirty huge fortunes we found three women, in 500 great companies we have just 23 women running them ,as workers ,the salary of these women is mediocre compared to their counterpart men .


    Ebola hovers over football Africa cup 2015 in Morocco

    Morocco have decided recently not to host football Africa cup due in 15 January 2015 ,hoping it will be adjourned beyond June 2015 ,this decision is due as you know to Ebola virus ,which have killed in west Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone , Guinea)more than 4000 people and contaminated more than that number in Africa and beyond .
    Many African countries have decided not to substitute for morocco to host this great football event ,Algeria and south Africa had refused categorically ,as for Ghana and Nigeria many specialists think their decision will not be different from Algeria and south Africa ,because the risk to have an outbreak of Ebola after the Africa cup is more likely if this football event is organized as planned in 15 January in morocco or another country ,as the vaccine to deal with such virus is lacking or in making .
    If you do not know The virus of Ebola, this virus is named after the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), where one of the first recorded outbreaks happened in 1976.
    Ebola is causing a hemorrhagic fever that kills up to 90% of those infected. It spreads in the blood and cripples the immune system, causing high fever, headache and muscle pain, often accompanied by bleeding.
    The most troubling in this affair is this virus was wandering in Africa for four decades and no country in Africa have devised an adequate vaccine during this long period ,that means the scientific research in Africa is very weak or inexistent ;for such disease you need about ten years to devise and find a healing vaccine ,that means a vaccine against Ebola should have been elaborated by African scientific laboratories at the end of 1980’s ,without waiting until now to see western pharmaceutical companies or others to find a vaccine for African viruses .


    The humanity must eat insects to avoid famine

    The humanity must eat insects to avoid famine
    Due to the growing number of people in the planet earth, the human being must resort to consuming a variety of insects to assure one’s survival, as the number of people will grow surely to reach about 9 billion people in 2050, the only alternative to survive is to eat all variety of insects(worms ,cockroaches ,caterpillars ,grubs ,maggots, locusts….etc ).
    This idea is starting to arouse the curiosity of many gastronomic chefs around the world ,With a lot of protein ,nutrients and fats but not bad fats ,but good ones ,the insects is the only lifebelt to save the humanity !!! ,for example eating 35 grams of insects is like eating 100g of steak ,as for the environmentalist ,they encourage the consumption of insects ,for the farming of insects uses less lands and emit less green house gas ,
    In Europe the only country legalizing the farming of insects is Belgium.


    Copper against viruses fungi bacteria at hospitals

    A group of Chilean researchers had developed a way to protect hospitals and their patients from viruses ,bacteria and fungi ,they have used The antibacterial property of copper to make a fabric which could be used in many tools used daily at hospital ,this fabric made of copper Could make the hospital cleaner and safer for both patients and staff.
    When bacteria for example come in contact with tools made of a fabric containing copper ,this copper penetrates their cell walls ,it changes the metabolic processes in the bacteria and kill them ,The fabric containing copper is developed by chili company Cooper and Demo ,it can be used to made many tools used in the hospital ,the goal is to limit infections being passed between patients and staff ,to minimize the danger of bacteria ,fungi and viruses which come in contact with hospital tools reducing by the way infections and their deadly consequences .
    The company which developed that product says it can remove 90% of viruses bacteria and fungi which come in contact with tools made of fabric containing copper.


    Special lenses for the Blind

    Everyone knows the difficulties felt by the blind people in their daily life ,when they want to move from place to place ,to read a document ,to recognize a color ,to buy something ….etc ,but now thanks to researchers the science has developed a device which could help the blind people to deal with their daily life like an ordinary person .
    This device (smart lenses or intelligent glasses)helps the blind to Recognize object ,documents ,tickets ,colors ,in general helping them in their mobility by recognizing obstacles ,direction of their destinations by GPS ,this high-tech device will be sold between 800 1200 Euros ,
    The goal of these special lenses for the blind is to turn ordinary glasses into a navigation device; this technology uses sound sensors, GPS guides…..etc.
    The blind will see the world differently from the way they saw it in the past, but only the time will tell us whether this device is a godsend for the blind or it is just a simple device without marvelous effect in their life.


    Maven in mars

    The satellite maven is now in orbit around the planet Mars, it reached the Mars orbit after 700 million kilometers ,the Scientifics want to find clues of Mars early history ,how the atmosphere evolved ….etc ,it was an earth like planet billions of years ago ,mars has undergone climate change ,the Scientifics wants to know what had happened then ,it was warm and wet billion of years ago ,but now the red planet is completely cold .
    Mars is fourth in order from the sun next to the planet earth.


    UEFA champions league group stage draw(2014-2015)

    Group A

    Group B
    Real MadridReal Madrid(ESP)

    Group C

    Group D

    Group E
    Man. CityMan. City(ENG)
    CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva(RUS)

    Group F

    Group G

    Group H
    Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk(UKR)


    Robots in Japan

    Japan is the world leader in robotics ,In Japan due to aging population ,and the reluctance of the government to open doors to immigrants , the searchers in robotics are trying to devise robots with a mission to help elderly people in hospital or homes in their daily tasks ,like helping them to drink a cup of tea to use a medicaments to go to bid ,to shower ….etc .
    But robots had failed to do such home task since decades, could they do that perfectly and better than the human being in the future? , only the time will answer this question but one thing these robots do better than human they do not feel fatigue and they are consistent.


    The trunk of elephant

    The elephant has a better sense of smell unlike any animal ,better than even dogs ,researchers in university of Tokyo in Japan had found out elephants in Africa have the most olfactory receptive genes ,the cow takes the second place .
    African Elephants have more than 2000 different types of smell genes in their trunks, the dogs have 811 ,as for human being we have around 400 .
    But I do not think the elephants which smell better and accurately than dogs will replace dogs especially helping the police in airports and ports to tackle drug rings and terrorism.