Archive | February, 2010

Google Buzz

9 Feb

In answer to Facebook and Twitter,Google today,dated 9 Feb 2010 has unveiled “Google Buzz“,a social networking product!

What is “Google Buzz”?
It is a Google’s new way of sharing status messages,pictures,videos and anything you find interesting right from your Gmail..!!

Here are the few main features of the desktop version of Buzz, which will be built right into Gmail:

1. Auto-following-You don’t need to build your social network manually. Buzz uses your Gmail social network, and automatically adds the people you email and chat with most often.

2. Rich, fast sharing-You can now share your thoughts(as status messages),pictures,videos and other stuffs to the world or selected group of people right from your gmail inbox!
It automatically posts pictures from links, play videos in-line.
You can also connect other sites that you use: like Picasa,Google Reader,Twitter and Flickr.

3. Public and private sharing-Privacy settings allow you to share publicly and privately, and with custom groups.

4. Inbox Integration-Buzz shows up the new comments on your inbox when someone comments on stuffs you share.You can also reply to the comments right from there by typing @ and a username and Buzz will autocomplete your contact and deliver your message to that user’s Buzz.

For more details on “Google Buzz“,watch this video!

Akrit Jaswal India’s Genius Surgeon

3 Feb

Today Pradeep,showed me this video of a “Akrit Jaswal”,India’s Genius Child Surgeon who had performed surgery when he was 7 years old!!
He was invited to London and his IQ was tested. It is believed that he has an IQ of 146!! He was also invited on Oprah Winfrey’s show and the audience were “Awe-struck” by his Intelligence!

Ankrit’s Biography:

He started speaking in his 10th month and was reading Shakespeare at the age of 5.

Akrit developed a passion for science and anatomy at an early age.
Doctors at local hospitals took notice and started allowing him to observe surgeries when he was 6 years old.

When he was 7 years old an impoverished family heard about his amazing abilities, they asked if he would operate on their daughter for free. Her surgery was a celebrated success.

At age 12, Akrit was admitted to a Punjab University. He’s the youngest student ever to attend an Indian university.
That same year, he was also invited to London’s famed Imperial College to exchange ideas with scientists on the cutting edge of medical research.

Akrit says he has millions of medical ideas, but he’s currently focused on developing a cure for cancer. “I’ve developed a concept called oral gene therapy on the basis of my research and my theories”, he says, “I’m quite dedicated towards working on this mechanism.”

Growing up, Akrit says he used to see cancer patients lying on the side of the road because they couldn’t afford treatment or hospitals had no space for them. Now, he wants to use his intellect to ease their suffering.

He became India’s youngest university student and is currently studying for a BSc in a Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. He possesses books such as Gray’s Anatomy, and textbooks on surgery, anaesthesia, anatomy, physiology, cancer, and others. Akrit claims to have mastered them with his daily habit of studying for an hour.