Transcend Introduces New aXeRam Overlocking Memory Kit

first_img 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. The new DDR aXeRam Overlocking Memory Kit has received favorable comments by system builders and enthusiasts. The new product provides low voltage stability, and low CAS latency. This high performance memory product gives greater performance without heating or stressing the computer system. Citation: Transcend Introduces New aXeRam Overlocking Memory Kit (2007, October 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-10-transcend-axeram-overlocking-memory-kit.html The new aXeRam Overlocking Memory Kit delivers superior low-voltage overlocking performance while maintaining solid performance with lightning speed memory. The product still in its introductory phase to the market has received positive comments from users.Transcend is a leader in the field of manufacturing high performance memory modules. The DDR 2-800 aXeRam has received good reviews for its low voltage stability and low CAS latency. The new product is competitively priced. Transcend cognizant of end users expectations for high performance hand-picked DRAM chips and it operates at CL4 timing at its low 1.8 default voltage. This low voltage capability allow for greater performance without heating up the computer. The advantage of the new product is that it provides the extra boost in power for 3D applications and heavy-duty soft ware applications without stressing the computer system. It also allow for faster read/write times and shorter system delay times. The new aXeRam DDR2-800 is about 10 percent faster than existing DDR2-800 CL5 models on the market. It utilizes pure CL4 memory.The new DDR2-800 aXeRam was designed for the serious gamer enthusiast and system builders. The initial reaction from this select group of elite users is positive. Transcend intends to continue its efforts in the overlocking market with more high performance aXeRam products. The New aXeRam Memory Overlocking Kitlast_img read more

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Neck tattoo patent filing from Motorola targets improved sound

first_img Citation: Neck tattoo patent filing from Motorola targets improved sound (2013, November 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-11-neck-tattoo-patent-motorola.html More information: via Engadget Motorola on authentication: We’re talking tattoos and pills Explore further The patent is titled Coupling an Electronic Skin Tattoo to a Mobile Communication Device, first filed in May last year. The skin-born device is described in the patent filing as “A system for providing auxiliary voice input to a mobile communication device (MCD), comprising: an electronic skin tattoo capable of being applied to a throat region of a body; the electronic skin tattoo further comprising: a microphone embedded in the electronic skin tattoo; a transceiver that enables wireless communication with the mobile communication device; a power supply configured to receive energizing signals from a personal area network associated with the MCD; a controller communicatively coupled to the power supply; and wherein the electronic skin tattoo is capable of receiving an initialization signal at the controller and from the MCD to initiate reception of an audio stream picked up from the throat region of the body for subsequent audio detection by the MCD under an improved signal-to-noise ratio than without employing the electronic skin tattoo.”The skin tattoo could communicate with a phone or other device by Bluetooth, NFC or other wireless protocols.”Mobile communication devices are often operated in noisy environments. For example, large stadiums, busy streets, restaurants, and emergency situations can be extremely loud and include varying frequencies of acoustic noise,” said the patent filers,.”Communication can reasonably be improved and even enhanced with a method and system for reducing the acoustic noise in such environments and environments and contexts”. What about a power supply for the tattoo? Motorola said a power supply can be configured to receive signals from external sources, including a personal area network employing NFC, Bluetooth.RTM, or Zigbee.RTM technology. The power supply can also simply be a battery that may or may not be rechargeable. Earlier this year, Motorola’s senior vice president of advance research, Regina Dugan, showed an electronic tattoo at the D11 conference in California. The tattoos at the time were from a Massachusetts-based firm MC10 and made from silicon and electronic circuits that bend with the wearer’s body.center_img © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org) —Motorola’s vision of wearables extends beyond watches and spectacles into new consumer territory that would involve people wearing tattoos on their skin as supportive communication tools with their devices to improve sound. In this instance, according to a patent filing, Motorola is thinking in terms of a tattoo that is worn on the person’s throat. 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.last_img read more

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Magnonic interferometer paves way toward energyefficient information processing devices

first_img Two dimensional circuit with magnetic quasi-particles Illustration of the magnon interferometer with interference patterns. Credit: Li et al. ©2018 American Chemical Society Explore further Journal information: Nano Letters Citation: Magnonic interferometer paves way toward energy-efficient information processing devices (2018, May 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-magnonic-interferometer-paves-energy-efficient-devices.html © 2018 Phys.orgcenter_img More information: Yun-Mei Li, Jiang Xiao, and Kai Chang. “Topological Magnon Modes in Patterned Ferrimagnetic Insulator Thin Films.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00492 The researchers, Yun-Mei Li, Jiang Xiao, and Kai Chang, have published a paper on their work with magnons in a recent issue of Nano Letters.One of the characteristic features of magnons is their discrete and topological nature, as they carry a fixed amount of energy and can be thought of as quantized spin waves. This characteristic of magnons makes them robust against local perturbations and forbidden backscattering processes, such as Joule heating and local defects, which often cause losses in electronic devices. For this reason, researchers are investigating the possibility of using magnon currents instead of electric currents to transfer and process information in highly efficient information processing systems. Controlling magnons, however, requires the ability to continuously change the magnon signal, which has been challenging. In the new paper, the researchers achieve this by fabricating a waveguide made of artificial magnonic crystals composed of the magnetic insulator yttrium-iron garnet, which is patterned with triangular holes. They showed that magnonic modes emerge from the interface between two of these magnonic crystals that have opposite rotation directions of triangular holes. These magnonic modes have the desirable properties of being immune to backscattering and remaining highly coherent during propagation, making it possible to use them in a magnonic interferometer capable of continuously changing the magnonic signal. To demonstrate, the researchers used the magnonic interferometer to split a magnonic beam, send it down two propagation paths, and direct both parts of the beam to meet again. Manipulating the beam in this way, the researchers could achieve a continuous change of the magnonc signal at a detector located at the end of one of the beam paths. “The interferometer is very sensitive to external magnetic fields, since a very weak magnetic field (about 1 Gauss) can change the signal significantly,” Chang told Phys.org.The researchers expect that, in the future, the interferometer’s ability to control magnonic signals in this way could lead to the design of magnonic information processing devices that can avoid the losses that plague conventional electronic devices. Researchers have designed an interferometer that works with magnetic quasiparticles called magnons, rather than photons as in conventional interferometers. Although magnon signals have discrete phases that normally cannot be changed continuously, the magnonic interferometer can generate a continuous change of the magnon signal. In the future, this ability could be used to design magnonic integrated circuits and other magnonic devices that overcome some of the limitations facing their electronic counterparts. 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.last_img read more

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Intertwinging the traditions

first_imgThis year more than 160 crafts people from the villages, towns and cities of various parts of India will bring exciting craft talent and traditions in never-seen-before avatars along with wonderful craft skills from Egypt’s great and artistic civilization. Visitors will be able to interact, learn, appreciate and explore Indian and Egyptian handicrafts and textiles.Crafts persons from Egypt have been invited to collaborate with Dastkari Haat Samiti which will conduct a skill training and exchange workshop of the same genre. The entire fortnight’s collaboration will result in long term friendships and provide unique inputs to the crafts sector while enhancing economic well being and diplomatic ties at the ground level. Egyptian’s embroidery tradition has evolved, like India’s over 5000 years. Motifs are specialized according to regions. Each can be adapted according to any new design prototypes provided by good designers. . National and state-awardees from Bihar, Gujrat, Jammu Kashmir, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and others will demonstrate their skills.Workshops of wire toys, Madhubani paintings, Gond paintings, paper mache, thread jewelery making, puppet making, and pottery and bamboo items. What more?  Folk and cultural performance will take place all days from 11am – 8.00pm.Folk music from Rajasthan, folk dance such as Kalbelia, Langa, Bhavai will be the main attractions of the event.When: 1-15 JanuaryWhere: Dilli Haatlast_img read more

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Youth and culture

first_imgThe annual series of Lecture-performance on classical dance and music form by India International Rural Cultural Centre that started on 22  April came to an end on 8 May. Every year hundreds of lecture-performance cum workshops on Indian classical dances and music are organised in rural and tribal schools/colleges all over the country for the purpose of exposing young generation of the country to cultural diversity and to strengthen cultural values in education. The Lecture performances are delivered by National level, Doordarshan graded artistes  those who have devoted their passion for the cultural diversity.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”Such programme helps the students grow with better wisdom, discipline and human behavior which they learn by interacting with the performing artists who present the programme in their school.  Indian classical music and dance is the right component and tools for inspiring the youth to strengthen their capacity and get wedded to the sentiment of love, peace and respect for each other’, said PL Verma, Member Secretary. Different beliefs, different traditions and customs, different religions are practiced in this country of cultural diversity. Future of India is shaped always by the largest segment of Indian society the youth. The young generation who is equally proud of their country’s heritage need to be exposed to cultural diversity and traditions of India. Every year more than 300 lecture-performance on Indian classical dances and music are organised in rural and tribal schools/colleges all over the country with the aim to inculcate in the young minds, importance of human values that are associated with Indian classical dance and music.The program also spreads the message of cultural integration among youth of different regions of the country. They are encouraged to understand the hoary tradition of Indian Arts which imbibe a national consciousness. The program is presented by senior performing artists. Millions of rural youth have participated in such program and interacted with artistes face to face.last_img read more

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Special Jamai Sasthi menu for Kolkatans

first_imgKolkata: The State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) is introducing a plethora of mouth-watering readymade dishes to mark the occasion of Jamai Sasthi on June 19.Interestingly, the SFDC restaurant chain at Nalban Food Park will also have a bucket of fruits like mango, jackfruit, litchi etc included in the package along with other ingredients with which the mother-in-law offers her blessings to her son- in-law (jamai).”Nowadays, people dont have much time. They look for a complete package where everything is available under a single roof and are ready to pay for it. Hence, to make things hassle free, we are introducing this complete package on the occasion of Jamai Sasthi for both lunch and dinner,” said Soumyajit Das, managing director of SFDC. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsTo satiate the taste buds of the son in laws (jamai), there will be items like Ilish Biriyani, Ilish Maach Bhapaand items from Chapila fish among others.The traditional Bengali items like rice, moong dal, alu posto, posto bora, doi katla, chingri maacher malaiakari, mourala fish will also be there. The surprise item will be Boroli fish, a fish from North Bengal that SFDC has began cultivating in south Bengal sinceMarch this year.”If somebody wants to relish the items from the comforts of their residence, they can order it through our smart fish-based app. If the payment for the order is done by a person whose age is above 60, there will be a 10 percent discount,” a senior SFDC official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe app-based delivery will be bereft of the ingredients required by the mother-in-law for blessing his son-in law (jamai). This special service of SFDC will be available from June 16 to 24.The package depending on the items will range from Rs 299 to Rs 599.Rs 299 package will have rice, dal, alubhaja, vegetable curry, two types of fish, chatni, papad, sweet curd and sweets.Rs 399 package will have three varieties of fishes. Rs 499 will have four and Rs 599 will have five. The other items will remain the same.The SFDC will also have a special package on the occasion of Eid which will include items like fish parota, kebab, tandoor, biriyani to name a few.last_img read more

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Steve McCurry hails secular India

first_imgHis boots and cameras have traversed nearly all of the globe, but hold a very special place for one of his favourite places on the earth — India. Steve McCurry, whose camera captured the haunting and iconic “Afghan Girl” for an NG cover said, “secularism and inclusiveness are one of the greatest things about India” although there could be contradictions about the country.McCurry, one of the most renowned photojournalists in the world, spoke to a reporter from New York, before the launch of his book Steve McCurry: India, which presents a vibrant India with “contradictions and excitements”, as he terms them. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“The greatest thing about India is it is inclusive and secular. It is a home to people of many religions, castes, and communities. India has always been a place of extreme drama – things constantly fascinating yet equally disturbing. It’s a place of extremes,” said McCurry in a telephonic interview.He has travelled to innumerable countries, but the “openness and ability to speak freely” in India makes him feel “comfortable and safe”. As much love as he has for the country, Kashmir posed him with a life-endangering moment while he photographed the conflict-prone state,” McCurry said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“In Kashmir, I felt there was always tension. The time I felt my life was in danger was one time in a taxi from Srinagar to Kargil. There was a convoy at 7 or 8 in the night on a very precarious mountain road in the Himalayas and we were told to switch off our lights because there was shelling from the Pakistani side. It was a very alarming experience,” McCurry explained. He stepped into India first in 1978, from where he went to Peshawar to photograph the “Afghan Girl” in 1985. Since then, he’s been in India 75 times, spending a total of five years spread over different periods. He holds a “deeper appreciation for the country than a casual traveler,” McCurry said.  His picture of the “Afghan Girl” in a red scarf, her green eyes staring intently at the camera, became one of the most famous pictures in the world. He had again located the girl nearly two decades later, but “that isn’t possible at all times, as the interactions happen on a remote level with the subjects”, he said. There is mystery, contradiction and diversity in a “vibrant and colourful” India, that McCurry displays. In his new book, McCurry captures India through an inverted Taj Mahal in the water, the colours of Rajasthan, the stark contrasts and inequalities that Indian cities come with and other striking elements of India.“India has been very dear, through the conversations I’ve had with people on trains, or being a part of the festivals and many regional characteristics that each state holds. Although the whole world is getting globalised, India has a very strong and diverse character, which I don’t see anywhere else,” he said, overwhelmed by his love for this country.As a photojournalist, McCurry had worked in many conflicting situations, capturing on film the ‘essential soul peeking out and experiences etched on a person’s face’ during conflicts. Asked if he was ever caught in a situation like Kevin Carter (a South African Pulitzer-winning photojournalist who killed himself after his photograph of a starving child waiting to be killed by a vulture was published), deciding whether to press the camera’s trigger or save a life in a conflict zone, McCurry said: “There is no picture worth a human life. There was a time in Afghanistan when a colleague and I shifted this wounded man to hospital and probably saved his life because he wouldn’t have made it through the night.” Inspiration for all his impactful photographs come from his travelling and meeting people, he said, adding that it’s “overwhelming to see the past I have captured through my shots.”last_img read more

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Beauty of theatre

first_imgThrough an initiative to make mainstream Indian theatre evolve and get recognised, National School Of Drama has left no stone unturned as it is making theatre lovers and enthusiasts get a taste of the best of theatre by staging multicultural plays by directors from across the country. As a part of the ongoing 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, three plays, one in Hindi and two in Bengali, were staged in the national capital on Tuesday.Ila-The play, which has been directed by Puja Sarup and Sheena Khalid and was performed by The Patchworks Ensemble group from Mumbai, tells the story of a king who once ventured into an enchanted forest and is transformed by a spell.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As the moon waxes and wanes so does Ila, turning from man to woman and back to man. Inspired by a lesser known myth, Ila is a devised piece that looks at gender, its related myths and the importance they play in our lives today.  “Work on this show started in September 2014, when we decided to get a few performers together and have a workshop session based on ideas/notions of gender and what it means to us today. What started off as fairly informal “play” session soon became rigorous rehearsals and before we knew it we were working creating a show”, said the director. Hiyar Majhe-The backdrop of this play is the rehearsal room of a theatre group rehearsing their upcoming play. Directed and written by Kingsuk Bandyopadhyay and performed by Kolkata Creative Art Performers group, the focal point of the play is the agony of the director. She can connect with the feelings of the boy and the girl in her play, representing today’s youth, to that of Rabindranath Tagore’s two female protagonists, Nandini of Raktakarabi and Srimati of Natir Puja. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Theatre is the only source of our existence, our livelihood. The occurrence of various incidents in the life of a theatre artist sharing this feeling gives rise to an indomitable desire for a new creation amidst all these difficulties. It is to confront all these impediments once again, and to find the solution to these difficulties once for all,” said Kingsuk Bandyopadhyay, director of the play. Directed by Rokeya Rafique Baby and performed by Theatre Art Unit group from Bangladesh, another interesting play titled- Amina Sundari is a story of love and sacrifise. It is based on the story of a beautiful girl from Chittagong and her struggle to survive without her estranged husband.   When asked about the play, Rokeya, director of the play said: “Amina Sundari has been adapted from 350 year-old folklore. One particular dialogue in the play really moves me and makes me pause and think. We have only one life. Grief, joy and happiness, everything is within the bounds of this life and with life it all ends. “I have been inspired by the dual conflict; of triviality of human life in the face of eternity, and the insignificance of eternity in the greatness of one human life. This remains true in all times and everywhere in the world. To me Amina is timeless and this is why we have presented the story of one Amina representing several Aminas.”last_img read more

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Govt to set up bridge corporation

first_imgKolkata: The state government will be setting up a bridge corporation that will be handling all works starting from construction of new bridges to repairing of the existing ones. The final move in this connection will be made after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee returns from Italy.It has been learnt that the step has been taken after the incident in which the middle portion of Majerhat bridge caved in, claiming threelives. Moreover, there was another incident in which a portion of an under-construction bridge caved in on Monday morning. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWith setting up of the bridge corporation, no other department or undertaking of the state government will be constructing or maintaining any bridges in the state.All the bridges will come under the jurisdiction of the bridge corporation. Sources said that the Chief Minister will be describing the functioning of the corporation after returning from Milan.It has been learnt that the corporation will be handling each and every bridge related work, starting from making plans after consultation with engineers, to preparation of detailed project report (DPR). At the same time, it will also start looking into all possible ways of maintaining the existing bridges. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe body will be headed by a chairman with a set of members and they will be taking all bridge related decisions.The step has been taken to ensure fast execution of any bridge related work. Moreover, with the setting up of the corporation, decision on any work that needs to be carried out for maintenance of a bridge can be taken at the earliest.As a result, there will be better maintenance of the bridges, including those which are 30 to 40 years old.last_img read more

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Young minds sketch of sustainable goals

first_imgThe United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for India and Bhutan had decided to jump-start the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by launching a creative campaign and involving 17 schools in the Delhi-NCR region. An art exhibition titled ‘#ARTisTRY4SDG’ involving 17 schools was inaugurated by Louis-Georges Arsenault, Country Representative, UNICEF and Deepak Mittal, Managing Director, Sonalika ITL, the CSR partner of the exhibition, in the presence of Shyam Sharma, eminent artist and Rajiv Chandran at The Indian Habitat Centre on March 2 in the national Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The students had been provided with canvases and paints and were guided with workshops explaining the goals, by the UN. Shyam Sharma on interacting with the students, praised the artworks and said, “The concept of this community project is very unique. These paintings have a good amalgamation of simplicity, spontaneity, art and unique ideas. It is simplicity that is the speciality in children. This project is helping ideate developments among children through visual art.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe focus of this art exhibition lies on the 17 goals to transform the world, through artistic interpretation of the SDGs by the artworks of the students from the 17 selected schools, who were asked to translate their creative vision of one SDG onto a painting. These painted canvases will be on display at the India Habitat Centre till March 23 to pass on the SDG messages to the wider public.“If there is one goal that needs to be met in the next 15 years in India, it is that all Indian children must have access to reasonably good education up to grade 10 and 12,” said Louis-Georges Arsenault. He also spoke about the problems of sanitation and gender inequality in India and how the youngsters can change the society gradually.  The 17 participating schools are American Embassy School, Amity International School (Saket), Andhra Education Society, Bal Bharati School (Ganga Ram Hospital Marg), Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi Public School (Gurgaon), Kendriya Vidyalaya (Gole Market), Kendriya Vidyalaya (Pragati Vihar), Modern School (Barakhamba Road), N P co-ed Sr Secondary School (Lodhi Road), Rajmas School, St Columba’s School, Springdales Schools (Pusa Road), Step by Step School, Tagore International School (East of Kailash), The British School and Vasant Valley School. “We contacted 17 schools in Delhi, during December and surprisingly all of them agreed to take part. As I wanted a mix, we have got government schools, international schools, and ethnic language schools participating. “The children have explained the SD goals far better than what we see in academics and conferences. The voices of young people always go ignored, but the UN decided to listen to the voice of the youth, hence we came up with this show. We are also going to launch an essay competition for school and college students next month,” said Rajiv Chandran.last_img read more

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