Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Planet in Habitable Zone!

Hi all,
 I haven't updated my ISRO entrance exam stuff yet mainly cause I have not gotten a chance to put it up electronically. I sat down with a pen and paper and worked out the exam a few weekends ago. As I get time I will post it. In the mean time some great news came out from NASA. I follow stuff like this all the time, I even read a book by Allan Boss on the Kepler Mission, worth looking into if your into alien life and stuff like that.

-- Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ISRO Entrance exam for Electronics and Electrical Engineers 2010 solutions

While back I started a post about ISRO entrance exams for ECEs. On Saturday(Nov-12th-2011) I will start putting up solutions to the exam, problem by problem with full explanations. Now having said that I can be wrong, so if you think I am, please let me know and we can discuss answer. Thank you. I will start with the 2010 exam go backwards. I will only carry out one problem at a time because I want to give in-depth answers, and if things aren't going well and people request I stop, I will.

-- Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mainstream media needs more space articles

I read NASA Space Flight, to get my fix for space news. Since the rest of the world is not a NASA geek like me, I hope there can be more articles like this New York Times piece. You need something inspirational like space flight to fuel people's imagination for us dig out of this recession. 

-- Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Exceeding the speed of light?

About a month ago CERN scientists conducted an experiment that led them to believe a tiny particle went faster than the speed of light. There have been many stories since then, but this one by the New York Times, says it best in laymen terms:

NYT Science

I have been working about 90-hour weeks and thus my posting here has diminished.

-- Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

Friday, September 2, 2011

Unique ID, one small step for India, one giant leap for 1.8 billion people living below 1$ a day.

And slowly, one by one things are falling in place for India.

Nandan Nilekani's UAID progress

-- Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I've been busy =[

 I have a few projects I am working on all at once and thus was unable to post. But, I have a week or two free so I will keep updating things there. I hoped to post an interested android project I was working on but I hit a snag with the dev-kit. Anyway here is some interesting science news I was looking at:

Saffron reduces Liver Cancer Risks

Just a pale blue dot. =]

-- Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

Monday, August 1, 2011

New York Times on Moore's Law?

It's always nice to see mainstream media reports on Electronics/Computer engineering, check out this recent article from The New York Times.


-- Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Asteroid!

Apparently, we are all going to go the dinosaur way, check out this BBC article on a killer asteroid near the Earth's orbit.

-- Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thank God for Science

I had to relay this piece of news I read on Bad Astronomy. And here is the original source. You should not mix belief with science, and this is a big victory mainly because Texas is the largest text book (for primary schools) buying state, and it sets the standard on what should be printed in American text books.

-- Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Turning junk energy into something useful

A fellow engineer at work and I were wondering if it was ever possible to convert all the heat the road absorbed during the day into usable energy. We talked about it just jokingly and then quickly realized it is not be possible. It seems that CALTECH scientists are looking into the same idea. Check out this article, from Sciencedaily.com,  on the mathematics behind of converting junk energy or heat into something usable. I have been a little more idle than I want to be on this blog, mainly it's because I have secured my first contract engineering assignment and gotten busier than I ever expected to be. =/ But I will try harder to post more often.

-- Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com