NVidia to launch a touch screen Android OS PC powered by 8 core chip that runs for 25 days

NVIDIA and Notion Ink, launches ‘Adam’, a touch screen tablet at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in January 2010, a high-tech IT product that was completely developed in India, marking the country’s big entry into product development.

With NVIDIA’s Tegra system-on-chip at its heart, Adam is a device the new generation technology user dreams of. Its battery can work for 25 days. It will have only a screen and no physical key board. One can manoeuvre the cursor using the finger commands from the front or at the back. It will have a camera that can rotate to take pictures and videos, or for video chat. It can talk to other smart devices, including phones.

Tech Spec

OS                            Google Android
General                 2G , 3G Network Triband UMTS/HSDPA GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G Network          HSDPA 1700 / 2100 / 900
Status                    Available. January 2010
Size                        Dimensions     6.3 x 9.8 x 0.6 inches , 1.7 pounds
Display                 10.1 inch display capable of displaying 1024 x 600 pixels, Full HD capability Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity,     Ambient light, Water sensors
Memory
Internal                Solid State 16/32 GB storage, can be increased further with SD card
Card slot               microSD,
Data                     GPRS     Class 32
3G                         HSDPA, 10Mbps; HSUPA, 2Mbps
WLAN                   Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
Bluetooth              Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Connectivity           USB, HDMI,
Sound                   a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone input
USB                     Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Camera                  Primary     3MP, 2576×1936 pixels,
CPU                     eight-core NVIDIA’s Tegra T20 system-on-chip
GPS                     Yes, with A-GPS support;
Battery                Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J)
48hrs standby on its integrated rechargeable Li-Ion battery,
8hrs of HD video playback and 16hrs of internet surfing over WiFi
25 Days on Music play

6.3 by 9.8-inch device works on Google’s Android and Mary Lou’s Pixel Qi that offers a paper display, putting no pressure on the eyes. With 1024X600 wide SVGA colour resolution, the screen contains finger-print-resistant oleophobic coating. With a capacity of up to 32 GB flash drive, it would have SD card support, a digital compass, GPS and Wi-Fi.

It can run for 25 days if one wants to listen to just music. It can run eight hours of high-definition video or 16 hours of Wi-Fi Web use, Rohan Shravan, founder and Director, Creatives, of Notion Ink, claims.

The half-inch thick device is likely to be priced at USD$ 300. The device would be connected to specially-devised servers called Genesis.

How they managed to tackle these challenges one by one could be a good case study for wannabe entrepreneurs.

With angel funding from an IT consultant, the team started looking for people to work on the project. They needed about 50 engineers, both hardware and software.

After discussions with several colleges, they tied up with BVRIT, a technology institute not very far from the Hi-Tec City, the hub of all the IT activity in Andhra Pradesh.

The arrangement was simple. Notion Ink would utilise the lab as its development centre and the students as its workforce, while the students get training in the industry-ready technologies such as Android and cloud.

“We then roped in the National Institute of Design (at the Bangalore Research and Development campus) to discuss the user interface that should go into the next generation tablet,” Shravan explains.

As some of them got down to the task of planning the design, internal architecture of the product, HR aspects and infrastructure, the remaining members of the team went to the US and Taiwan to address the hardware and manufacturing needs. While they joined hands with NVIDIA for Tegra, they teamed up with TPK for touch screens and another Original Device Manufacturer for manufacturing the complete product.

Seeing a good idea, NVIDIA offered to handhold the team. “Theirs is a brilliant idea and we have seen the burning desire in them to create an innovative product. It has got good potential in India in the fields of education, entertainment and telemedicine,” J.A. Chowdhary, Managing Director of NVIDIA India, points out.

After nearly a year’s hard work and consuming all the monies they earned for a year or two before Notion Ink, the team has not run out of steam as yet.

They are now busy testing the device with some telecom companies for cross-check connectivity issues.

“We are going to get the first batch of 60 Adams. We are in talks with content providers and have signed pacts in some segments. These tie-ups will be for content delivery and content aggregation,” Shravan says.

Looks like Notion Ink will be competing with a similar system laucnhed by Converged Devices

Android 2.0 Eclair
186mm x 158mm x 18mm
7″ Touchscreen
NVIDIA Tegra
512 DDR / 512 NAND
1.3 MP Web Cam
4GB Internal SD (non removable)
Micro SD
Bluetooth 2.1
Wireless 802.11 b/g
USB 2.0
2g/3g Data
Cellular
3.5mm Audio Jack
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Dual digital microphones
FM Radio

More news

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Shorter Path to drug Discovery share research on failed compounds between companies the new MIT lead approach-

The moment I learned about this new project started by MIT, I could think of only one thing, I want to be part of it.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have, started a pharmaceutical innovation program  to help drug companies adapt some successful approaches now used in aeronautics, like lean management and information-sharing among rivals.

The M.I.T. initiative, called NEW Drug Development ParadIGmS or NEWDIGs has garnered the support of

  • Aetna
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Brookings Institution
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medco Health Solutions Inc.
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Quintiles Transnational Corp.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • WellPoint Inc.

One short-term goal is to identify, and rectify, the root causes of bottlenecks in the existing system. Longer term, the ambition is to create new prediction models, new ways to share information about the biology of diseases, and a new inclusiveness involving earlier participation of regulators, health insurers, health care providers and patients.

So How do they plan to change the way we conduct drug discovery and developement?

1.  share information about compounds they have tried and shelved, for reasons like toxicity or inefficacy.

Results of clinical trials are availale online for free, whether or not they succeed. But no pharma company talks about projects that fail at an earlier stage. A result is that companiesother  waste many millions going down experimental paths that their competitors have already tried and failed.

A visual Path of the changes suggested in the Enterprise Transformation is shows here , the document can be downloaded from the MIT website

Microsoft Rebrands its Healthcare Software and Introduces it to European Markets

Microsoft is now offering its Amalga health-care software in Europe.  now Known as Microsoft Amalga has many components, from PACS solutions, Managing patient care records to tracking research projects and finance department tasks.

Microsoft Amalga  was previously known as Azyxxi which was acquired from General Datomics and  MedStar Health in 2006. This was positioned as a health intelligence Software.

But the New Amalga is more powerful and it bring the synergies of various microsoft acquisitions. It now Has a Hospital Information System (HIS) earlier known as Hospital 2000 “hospital information system for developing and emerging markets acquired from the  Thai developer Global Care Solutions (GCS) in 2007.

Amalga also boast of a Microsoft Amalga RIS/PACS earlier  known as GCS Amalga.

Amalga is being used by eight hospitals in MedStar Health’s network, which covers the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas, as well as Johns Hopkins Hospital, among others.

Cryptography with DNA binary strands

Biotechnological methods can be used for cryptography. DNA binary strands can be used for steganography to provide rapid encryption and decryption. It is shown that DNA steganography based on DNA binary strands is secure under the assumption that an interceptor has the same technological capabilities as sender and receiver of encrypted messages.

I thought this as an interesting article since my last post was about DNA based security

http://www.cs.mun.ca/~banzhaf/molcomp.html

AUTHORS: Andre Leier, Christoph Richter, Wolfgang Banzhaf and Hilmar Rauhe

SOURCE: BioSystems, 57 (2000) 13 – 22,Extended Manuscript from 6th DIMACS Workshop on DNA Computing, Leiden, 2000

AUTHORS: Andre Leier, Christoph Richter, Wolfgang Banzhaf and Hilmar Rauhe

DNA-based security solutions to Prevent fraud and theft

Applied DNA Solutions is NewYork company that offers DNA-based security solutions to Prevent fraud and theft

Applied DNA Sciences’ technology has been utilized to successfully mark nearly 1 billion items including DVDs and CDs, fine art, prestige wine, luxury and personal care goods botanical DNA encryption, embedment and authentication solutions that can help protect companies, governments and consumers from counterfeiting, fraud, piracy, product diversion, identity theft, and unauthorized intrusion into physical locations and databases.

ADNAS uses DNA segments from one or more botanical sources, rearrange them into unique encrypted sequences, and then implement one or more layers of anti-counterfeit techniques

Record songs onto a Bacteria- yes Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory can claim to use bacteria as an ipod storage device

Researchers Store children’s song It’s a Small World on bacteria and recovered it from the 100th Generation

Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory used artificial DNA sequences to encode portions of the text of the children’s song It’s a Small World, added the sequences to bacteria DNA, allowed the bacteria to multiply, then extracted the message part of a DNA strand and retrieved the encoded information, Bliss ha just the kind of solution I need to store all my digital music when my ipod gets full.

Well may be not so easy since there are some potential problems the memory capacity would be huge because each bacteria in a colony could encode different information; it is very difficult to select a single bacteria from a colony, well that cant good, But I like the concept pretty futuristic

These DNA messages, each about 150 bases long, were inserted into bacteria such as E. coliDeinococcus radiodurans. Because DNA is passed down through generations of living organisms, information stored this way should survive for as long as the line of organisms survives, said Pak Wong, a chief scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. DNA is made up of four bases attached to a sugar-phosphate backbone. Different sequences of the four bases can represent digital information

Considering that a milliliter of liquid can contain up to 10 billion bacteria, the potential capacity of bacterial-based DNA memory is enormous

The researchers let the bacteria propagate for 100 generations, then retrieved the encoded information by extracting the message part of the DNA strand from the youngest generation and reading it via polymerase chain reaction, a laboratory procedure that took about two hours and involved a series of heating and cooling cycles.

The researchers used seven different bacteria to store and retrieve seven DNA fragments that ranged from 57 to 99 base pairs long and encoded text from the children’s song

The study was published in 2003

4th Dimension in Biology

4D imaging of different microorganisms was the first step of 4D in biology. Recently now from the University of Calgary, sun centre for excellence for visual genomics have created the 4D virtual human (CAVEman) with flesh, and muscles, a breakthrough step ahead in the medical informatics. This 4D virtual human can be used for many new pathways for surgical studies. It can be used also to see the disease and genetic changes virtually, allowing to assess the various morphological changes occuring during a diseased or genetically affected individual. You can download Demo verrsion so of the 4D demos of heart , human skelton and many more,

living neurons for building a simple biological computer

Biological/organic computing has long been the stuffs of science fiction. But as we have all come to see, what is science fiction one day, does become science fact the next.

The scientific journal Physical Review E has just published a paper that highlights some of the new possibilities of using neurons for biological computing.

It may not sound like much, but it is the first step. We won’t have living computers anytime soon as more complex functions must be taught to neurons and cells to even begin to perform the most basic of fencings

DNA computer

We may have heard about it before and must have had a million ideas about hows its going to work out. Most of us also blogged about it to Hsiens recent post on biocomputers and my earlier posts about DNA computer for Diagnostics  and Digital data storing on bacteria were on the subject of scientists are looking at nature and adapting those ideals in technology

from NASA website

USC computer science professor Dr. Leonard Adleman, who made headlines in 1994 by demonstrating that DNA — the spiraling molecule that holds life’s genetic code — could be used to carry out computations.

now Physicist Graemme Brown of GBR Research has developed a computer chip made from DNA molecules – the building blocks of life – that can store and execute computer programmes.

The DNA tablet can be swallowed or inserted into the body and used to track down genetic defects and some illnesses. Massey University professors from Albany have been able to recreate the process in the lab and verify the findings.

Related posts

National Geographic , Wikipedia  biocomputers  , DNA computer for Diagnostics ,

Digital data storing on bacteriabiocomputers , NASA

Science and Genetics -The Hollywood Connection

 

I thought of actually righting about presence of genetics genomics and biology in Hollywood and popular entertainment and books, here is a collection of blogs and websites on the topic

Prestigious journal makes science sexy again- Scientific American

Science of TV impure but CoolExpert Voice Tv science

Best science fiction Movies – Gadget Maniac

Hollywood on HereditoryThe scientist  

Genetics in BigscreenScience Fiction Biology

Genetics in Movies – GxP genetics Expression

Super Heroes  Watch Mojo

Genetics and culture – Wagner Institute

Genetics Silver screen –USATODAY

Holyywodd frightend of genetics- End of Universe

Genetics art and culture –Centre for Genomics and Society

How Hollywood Vilifies A People –Daily Sun

THE GENOMICS MOVIES

The Island of Dr. Moreau
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116654/

Reversing Darwin’s Theory
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0241382
Murders in the Rue Morgue
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023249

28 Days Later
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289043/   

She Demons
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052187/

Wolf
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111742/

JK Jackson, “Mothering the monsters,” The Scientist, September 1, 2006.
http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/24578/

Hulk
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286716     

Life Without Soul
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0005615/                                       

Spider-Man
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145487/ 

Humunculus
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0006820    

GATTACA
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177

 

Science on TV: Impure But Cool

 Whether You lik real science or Hollywood science scientists are latest it thing on silver screen. with glammer or not they make it interesting for a many people, wel ofcourse not without mistakes. We al have seen atleast one episode of 24, ER, and so on so on.

Scientist has an article on Holyywoods take on genetics and genomics

Fisher is director of the crime laboratory for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a national spokesman for forensic scientists. He makes his comment in a new Expert Voices blog called Science on TV. The blog is about a recent explosion of entertainment programs with scientists in starring roles, the effect these programs are having on students, and the ambivalent feelings that real scientists sometimes have about being portrayed by sexy actors. 

Science on TV

Vote for the most promising webservice, internet personality or company

The next in Web 2.0

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DNA network

microarray blog is now a proud member of  The DNA Network, a FeedBurner network. A great initiative by Rick Vidal and Hsien Lei by bulding a common place for the genetics and genomics  blogs  the DNA News and Analysis form genetics and genomics blogosphere

DNA Network bloggers include:  

Origami, Art, illustrations, Paintings- Art in science-Yup studying genetics is fun

I have written about the company DNA11 who makes graphic arts and illustration from your DNA fingerprinting. As more reseacrh papers are getting published in genetics fields there will be more useful commerical products in the market for healthcare and clinical application

But its good to see if some of these ventures can catch and attract the interest of youngsters especially at a stage when US and European governmnets lament about the lack of interests among students to opt for science subjects and research

here is a lists of few such stratups that offer DNA art and promises to put some fun in DNA research and my favourite among them DNA ARt.

DNA Art

web2DNA convert your website to DNA art

DNA origami Ker Than has written a blog on DNA origami . Dont writ it off as just fun the caltech researchers plans to use the technology to build faster computers. Paul Rothemund talkes about a method of creating nanoscale shapes and patterns using DNA termed as scaffolded DNA origami” so you can make nano copies of smilies or the world using DNA

DNA Artistry offers a similar service to DNA11 offering portratis and personalizeda rt with your DNA

DNA portrait offers DNA portrait art collage

Genome Quilt encoding genetic information in quilt designs

DNA Art

Microarray Art by ReLman Lab at stanford Relman Lab microarray art

 

My favourite was DNA ArT offering dnaCode, your personal code will be lasered into a solid, high quality, clear crystal block and the DNA aRT your DNa as a painting in  9 colors

 

DNa code

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open source and Biology Are we there yet?

one of the lines I heard in past was that scientists had shunned wikis, tagging, and social networks that may be true to some extent .Even the mighty nature network which is read by thousands had a hard time attracting scientists and making sure that they keep the blog at pace. Blogging may be too early in the scene coupled with many other issues that bog the idea such as identity authneticity of the information and content et al. But what is causing the lethargy towards open access and peer review database and websites.

Beginning from March 2007 Nature Biotechnology is recommending that raw data from proteomics and molecular-interaction experiments be deposited in a public database before manuscript submission. There are many articles about the power of citation from open access database and peer reviewd articles. Still the number of top research papers appearing in these websites does seem to support the enthusiasm shared by everyone.

I came across a very good blog about how the Open access amplify a whole university’s research impact chek out the blog by Peter Suber The Open access News blog    The research Informatio network team blog from UK also publishes some of the best work in this subject chek RIN blog

Search Engine for Life science Data

NextBio is a web-based scientific data search engine that offers instant access, search and collaboration across a vast repository of life sciences information

Video in Laboratory

I had mentioned earlier a number websites, that offer scientific videos

though many researchers have their own restriants when it comes to using technology whetehr it is open source or peer reviewd journal or blogs itself. Perhaps groups was the only social content driven concept that got off the ground when it comes to science and especially life science

but that certainly doesnt seem to deter more people coming up with new site that offer more web2.0 services to scientists

this time the new kid on the blck is http://www.labaction.com another science video sharing website
for more information on similar services and technology see my earlier posts

i-Kode to take control of your scientific mail and email.

 Practicallly I use the Foward feature of GMAIL to send my mails to the my corporate email address this I can make sure that no has my Id but also When I leave the company I still get to have acess to all the newsletters i received and I can even forward it to the new email address if need to

but I still thought or writing about www.i-kode.com as its a new service and has a lot features too and obviosly its freee and you can even win price too, UMM sound too good ha

you can select from a list available scientific newsletters and search for new one or add your own new

The i-kode.com™ service lets you take control of your scientific mail and emails journals and online magazines in one place.

    Get the mail you want

  • Don’t get the mail you don’t want
  • Add yourself to mail lists
  • Remove yourself from mail lists
  • Find Vendors of key products and services
  • Manage your contact with Academic Societies and Journals
  • When you move, update them all in less than a minute

You can read an article about i-kode.com and see what other scientists think of our service here or you can read our latest press release.

Latest! Online File Storage and Spam-free Secure Email Inbox.

You can store files online in your own secure Document Store or receive Spam-free Email without interference from spam filters.

And ofcourse Rewards when you refer colleagues

Read an article on OBBEC magazine http://www.obbec.com/lscbio/

next generation literature awareness tool

Another science website that seems to be as taking its cues from web2.0 anthology.

Faculty of 1000 Biology is the next generation literature awareness tool. It is a revolutionary new online research service that will comprehensively and systematically highlight and review the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of well over 1000 selected leading researchers.

Faculty of 1000 Biology will be run by scientists for scientists, and will provide a rapidly updated consensus map of the important papers and trends across biology.

In the Faculty of 1000 Biology, the entire field of biology is divided into 16 Faculties (subjects), each of which will be run by two to four Heads of Faculty.

Each Faculty is subdivided into 3-12 Sections, each run by two or three Section Heads and comprising between 10 and 50 Faculty Members. Faculty of 1000 Biology aims to invite the best scientists internationally in each field and to involve both experienced and younger investigators.

All in all an excellent website with lots of information which is peer reviewed

from youtube to DNAtube

I would like to introduce you newly found SCIENTIFIC VIDEO site which
is www.DnaTube.com the scientific video site

In this site, you can upload and share your scientific videos, watch videos, experminets, animations and many otherinformation about biology, chemistry.

http://www.dnatube.com

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