If you think that drinking coffee will give you that extra kick to keep you going , think again, for a new study says that the beverage's "stimulant" effect only works on lazy people And if you on lazy people. And if you're re a hard worker , it makes a hard worker it makes you slack off, say researchers at the University of British Columbia. This is because caffeine doesn’t actually raise motivation levels. People who are already motivated could well feel the urge to slack off and the ones who benefit will be slackers, the 'Daily Mail' said.
A Saudi princess was caught trying to leave the Shangri‐ La hotel in Paris without settling a six million euro ($7.4 million) bill for her rooms, police said on Saturday, confirming a report in the daily Le Parisien. fi i i h d il L P i i Maha al‐Sudani, the former wife of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Nayef ben Abdel Aziz, tried to walk out on 3:30 am on Thursday without paying for her suite and those of her 60‐strong entourage, prompting staff to call in police, Le Parisien reported. The Saudi Arabian ambassador was also contacted during the incident, added Le Parisien which noted that Sudani enjoys added Le Parisien, which noted that Sudani enjoys diplomatic immunity. When contacted by AFP, the luxury hotel's director Alain Borgers said that that are "no problems" with its clients and "no unpaid bills" at the moment. The princess has already had previous run‐ins over unpaid bills. In 2009, fashion chain Key Largo went to court to obtain 89,000 Euros owed by the princess. the princess
World Champion Viswanathan Anand was felicitated in Chennai on Sunday an occasion when the Grand Master Chennai on Sunday, an occasion when the Grand Master chose to explain how he managed to defend his title despite the pressures. Calling Boris Gelfand a complicated opponent, Anand said it was all about how well he prepared. "Boris was a complicated opponent. In chess, it is all about how well you are prepared and how little your opponent is. I was expected about what was to come and wanted to put him under pressure " he to come and wanted to put him under pressure, he said. Saying he has known Gelfand since 1989, Anand said the Grand Master from Israel had a deep understanding of chess. "He had prepared very cleverly. He managed to control the match to a great deal ‐ it was only in game 11 and 12 we started to break out a bit.“ Sponsors NIIT also announced a scholarship to honour the five‐time World Champion. p
Rupert Grint, who played the role of Ron Weasley in 'Harry Potter', has revealed that he doesn't know the reason why fans keep sending him pyjamas. The 23‐year‐old said that "oriental‐style" pyjamas The 23 year old said that oriental style pyjamas were the most popular kind he received, but admitted that a few hand‐knitted pairs also came his way, presumably in the style of his onscreen mother Molly Weasley who is known for her love of homemade fashion. "I get a lot of pyjamas, it seems to be a theme, I don't know why. A lot of oriental‐style ones," the Mirror quoted him as telling at the quoted him as telling at the Launch of the Warner Brothers Harry Potter studio tour in Leavesden.
1958 ‐ creation of ‘Tennis for Two’ on an oscilloscope screen by William Higinbotham at Brookhaven National Laboratory. 1961 ‐ development of SpaceWar on a PDP‐1 at MIT for the Science Open House. 1972 ‐ the first commercially available home videogame for TV was launched, called Odyssey ‐ complex, with many electronic components, and very expensive. Nolan Bushnell forms Atari to develop games, and produces Pong, a simple tennis game for arcades. 1974 ‐ Atari produce a home version of Pong. 1974 ‐ Nintendo, a Japanese toy manufacturer produce an electronic version of the Japanese game "Go". d f d l f h " " 1978 ‐ Space Invaders is released by Tatio, and two micro computers are released for commercial sale ‐ the Commodore PET and the Atari. 1980 ‐ Pacman is released in Japan, to be played on a micro home computer. 1983 ‐ Nintendo release their first computer, and Mario is released at the same time. 1985 ‐ Nintendo release the NES 1989 ‐ First hand held machine from Nintendo, called "Game Boy". Tetris is produced for the Game Boy in Russia. Sega releases the Sega Genesis. 1991 ‐ Sonic is produced by Sega in response to Nintendo's Mario. 1994 ‐ Sony releases the Playstation in Japan 1996 ‐ Nintendo releases the Nintendo 64 Dreamcast ‐ 128 bit processor 128 bit processor ‐ is released in the UK. is released in the UK 1999 ‐ Dreamcast 2001 ‐ Playstation 2 is released. In September, Nintendo releases the Gamecube. In November, Microsoft enters the console market with the Xbox. Halo is released at launch, boosting sales. 2005 ‐ In November, Microsoft releases the Xbox 360 2006 ‐ In April, Nintendo releases the Wii. In November, Sony releases the Playstation 3 In April Nintendo releases the Wii In November Sony releases the Playstation 3 2011 ‐ In March of 2011, Nintendo releases the Nintendo DSI
It's the ultimate fight‐off. The ultimate question. But no one seems to ask. What is the best 7th generation gaming console? The Wii Nintendo's White Wonder Waggle Box. The little console that could. Just two of the names branded towards the Wii in the few years since it, against all odds, became the fastest selling home console of all time Wii i th f i it i t ll dd b th f t t lli h l f ll ti and revolutionized the gaming industry forever. But it wasn't just the motion controls which made the Wii such a success. Just because it wasn't as powerful as its cousins, it didn't mean it couldn't pump out some quality exclusives. It may have the most shovel ware, and the 3rd party support was missing in its early years, but, well, there's some metaphor somewhere about getting the best you have to move through tonnes of rubbish. The Wii also made gaming accessible to the masses, and has been used in care‐homes, businesses, the Army and to help Parkinson's disease, to name a few uses. The little console that could. Perfect. The PS3 Before release, Sony’s PS3 was touted as the guaranteed winner of the generation. Whilst it may not have done that, there's no denying there's pedigree to the PS3. It has the best graphics of the consoles, some of the best advertisement you'll see, and it really does do everything, from Blu‐ray to gaming to TV, and all that's in‐ between. Arguably, this is the console with the best multi‐plat support. It shares many, many games with the 360, but it also shares many Eastern games with the Wii, a mixture of Western and Eastern cultures makes this a well‐rounded console. The Move attachment has also shown potential, taking what Nintendo had, and building on it. This now allows may other Wii‐only games to jump onto Move, as well as adding that extra layer of immersion. There's no denying that the PS3 only does everything.
The XBOX 360 Before the generation began, if you spoke to most people, they'd say that the 360 was doomed from the start. Although it was released before the other consoles, this proved to be both positive, and negative, as the infamous "Red Ring of Death" which plagued the system in its early years gave it an image which was, and still is difficult to break Microsoft has been pioneering in many fashions as of late For example the "Xbox Live" is, difficult to break. Microsoft has been pioneering in many fashions as of late. For example, the Xbox Live service has revolutionized the way we gamers view online, and is still undoubtedly the king of online, which is why games such as Call Of Duty are known as the best on this system. But Kinect, a new add‐on this past year, has completely mixed things up. With improved reliability and amazing controls, it makes the XBOX 360 a potential rival for king. A rightful winner. 360 is ready for the future.
Sure, we're all going to have our own personal preferences, but why go through such great lengths to bash a perfectly good gaming system? In comparing Wii, Playstation and Xbox, they all come out on top. The console wars have been a staple of video game fandom since the days of the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. With quality competition came quality content from all fronts, and gamers were often split between multiple sides. These days, most households have at least one Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii to meet the needs of the inhabiting video game enthusiasts Some gamers have only one of the current meet the needs of the inhabiting video game enthusiasts. Some gamers have only one of the current generation consoles, while others have two or possibly all three. But even after we look at who owns what console, forums, social networking sites, N4G, and major gaming news sites such as IGN are constantly packed with conversations, or rather arguments, between viscous fans claiming that the Wii is for kids, Sony sucks, and Microsoft is a super‐powered money vacuum. When you look at the grand scheme of things, none of these attacks hold any validity. All seventh generation video game consoles have titles that are family friendly; all three companies have made questionable decisions; and in the end, providing quality entertainment is just as important for the big three as making a buck is. They’ve all taken different approaches, but in the end, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are video game console manufacturers, and gamers have the right to choose their favorites among these three video game giants, but they should also respect the decisions of others to choose whatever console they like most. Get the Shovelware Out of the Way Make no bones about it, there’s plenty of shovelware to go around across all three major home platforms. Whether it in, a cheap port, or some fitness game, poor titles litter the libraries of the Xbox Whether it’ss a movie cash a movie cash‐in a cheap port or some fitness game poor titles litter the libraries of the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. Of course, the Wii is the biggest victim of the three featuring some of the most absurd games in the current generation. Regardless of that fact, shovelware comes with the territory; every video game console is bound to have dozens of trashy titles that make gamers scratch their heads at the sheer ridiculousness of it all. The best we can do is ignore these titles after making fun of them sufficiently and pop in a copy of Gears of War, Heavy Rain, or A Boy and His Blob to meet our quality gaming needs. The Games That Matter Just because a handful of fanboys say the Wii sucks doesn’t make it true. First‐party titles such as Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Metroid: Other M offer some of the most enjoyable gameplay not only on the console, but of this entire generation. There are also plenty of third‐ party titles such as the amazing Monster Hunter Tri, the hilarious No More Heroes, and the stylish MadWorld that are sure to please even the most jaded gamer. Likewise, the PlayStation 3 may have gotten off to a slow start, but with titles such as God of War III, 3D Likewise the PlayStation 3 may have gotten off to a slow start but with titles such as God of War III 3D Dot Game Heroes, and Red Dead Redemption, there’s no denying the force of Sony’s current generation machine. And although the argument can be made that the Xbox 360 isn’t the strongest in terms of exclusives aside from Gears of War and Halo, it is easily the best online gaming console, and it is single‐ handedly responsible for bringing the achievements system into gaming.
Online Gaming Options Ultimately, the merits of all three consoles rest on their libraries and features. Xbox 360 fans are able to pay a small yearly fee for some of the best competitive and cooperative online gaming around. There is also an abundance of stellar downloadable content in the form of indie games, arcade games, and expansion packs for existing titles. The PlayStation 3 also offers a solid online gaming experience at no cost and an excellent collection of exclusives, which is something that Sony has boasted since the days of the PlayStation 2. The Wii, on the other hand, offers very few games with online capabilities, and with the exception of a few titles, playing through Nintendo Wi‐Fi Connection can be a real drag. With that said, Nintendo is a company that thrives on its exclusive franchises. Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong are just three of the properties that Nintendo has had around for years, and because of their household name status, they i h i d h h d df db f h i h h ld h have a rock solid fan base of gamers new and old. And while the implementation of motion controls may not be perfect in every game, countless impressive titles such as Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption have taken advantage of the Wii’s motion‐sensing capabilities, providing immersive experiences that are certainly innovative. Why They're All Winners All things considered the Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 and Wii have all made some blunders but they have All things considered, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii have all made some blunders, but they have also made some remarkable movements in the industry, whether it’s through graphical innovation, online features, introducing new IPs, or featuring motion controls. The argument that the console you don’t own sucks is played out, and it really holds no validity. You can be a hardcore gamer who primarily plays the Wii or a child who enjoys family games on the Xbox 360. The great thing about this console generation is that publishers and developers are trying to see how they can push the limits on the big three in new and exciting ways, making for some of the most varied game design ever. the big three in new and exciting ways, making for some of the most varied game design ever. We are all entitled to have our favorite systems, but ridiculing other consoles, or worse, other people for liking certain consoles is just plain weak. You may not like a certain console, but that doesn’t make it a bad gaming machine. The seventh generation of gaming has provided us with some of the most interesting releases, and this is due to the advancements in technology which have encouraged developers to create something different and take risks every so often. This wouldn’t be possible without the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii. So you may not like every console on the market today, but there’s no denying the impact they have each had, in the end making the gamers the real winners of the console wars. Your Vote counts too! If you wish, you can vote for your favourite 7th gen console on our blog. So what do you think is the best? ‐The Nintendo Wii h S S3 ‐The Sony PS3 ‐The Microsoft XBOX 360. Voting ends on 20th July 2012.
Peter Parker has lived his life surrounded by mystery. One night, when he was a child, his parents abruptly packed up and rushed him to his Uncle Ben and Aunt May's house, after which he never saw his parents again. Now he's in high school, and he is starting to get curious about what happened to his parents. And he'ss hopelessly in love with Gwen Stacy (played by Garfield And he hopelessly in love with Gwen Stacy (played by Garfield'ss real‐life girlfriend, Emma Stone), real life girlfriend Emma Stone) the brainy blonde who sits in front of him in class. Parker is also incredibly brainy, but he's a bit of an outcast and mostly wanders around with his camera, avoiding hotshot jock‐bully Flash. Yet when he catches wind of a lead that might shed light on his parents' disappearance, he sneaks into Oscorp, a secretive research‐and‐development company where Gwen just happens to be the head intern. And then he gets bit by … well, you remember this part. On the surface, this film'ss plot may seem to be On the surface, this film plot may seem to be too similar to the 2002 version, but set that similar to the 2002 version, but set that concern aside for a moment: this movie is better than its predecessor. Gwen's a better heroine for our time than Mary‐Jane: she is sweet and funny and feminine, but she isn't sitting around waiting for Spidey to rescue her. And Garfield's Parker is less of a one‐dimensional nerd, more of a real teenager, who stomps out of the house and slams the door when he gets mad. His Spider‐ Man (complete with wisecracks) is simply an extension of this tough transition from teenager, where his biggest problem is the bully Flash, to adult, where his biggest problem is a giant lizard that's trying to destroy New York City through biochemical weaponry. That's what the story of Spider‐Man has always been about: growing up—physically, mentally, and emotionally—and stumbling onto your calling, then realizing the limits it places on your freedom to choose the path your life will take. As Parker‐turned‐Spider‐Man climbs walls, chases villains, and swings around buildings, he realizes that he has great power (with which, inevitably, comes great responsibility), but that he's not invincible. He comes home with a lot of scrapes and bruises, and he causes a lot of hurt to the people he loves. b i dh l fh h l h l
Our rating : 4.5/5
There are some fans that simply don't care if EA's made big changes in the latest installment, FIFA 12. They're so engrossed in the series' winning gameplay they're bound to feel the smallest tweaks every y g gg p y y y year like a boot to the noggin in a fiery half‐time team talk. They'll notice every animation, every flake of weight added or removed from the ball, every tweak to Messi's sprint speed. Change the brand of paint used to touch‐up the centre spot and they'll sniff the difference in seconds. This year you won't have to be a soccer‐sim sensei to recognize FIFA 12 has changed. EA Sports has implemented game‐changing features in key areas of the park that make for an altogether more tactical, charismatic experience. Instead of building on top of FIFA 11 the EA team has taken steps in different directions ‐ in some cases, Instead of building on top of FIFA 11 the EA team has taken steps in different directions in some cases ones we weren't expecting ‐ to change the overall feel of the franchise. There's still that incredible fluidity of play, the incredibly detailed level of animation. FIFA still surprises you with goals you've never seen before, it still takes full advantage of exclusive licenses to provide the most authentic football experience bar the real deal. But when you're off the ball you'll discover a more physical, thoughtful and authentic defensive game that forces even the most veteran FIFA champs to rethink their game plan entirely. EA's been brave, and FIFA 12 is most definitely one of its most significant updates yet FIFA 12 is most definitely one of its most significant updates yet... Good Engine Aesthetically FIFA 12 doesn't look like it's changed an awful lot. Start up your first game and, apart from an attempt at presentation that resembles a TV broadcast highlight reel, everything looks very similar. The default camera angle is a little lower in the stands this year, there's a slight improvement as far as lighting is concerned and player likeness has been given the annual increase over last year's effort (for the top players at least). Th idl The idle passer by, then, might give a "More of the same" roll of the eyes, but for the man in the boots b h i h i "M f h " ll f h b f h i h b the changes that have been made by EA Sports are significant. The overriding feeling is that FIFA is weightier and heavier and, while a fraction of that is down to slightly slower sprint speeds (although we're not talking FIFA 08 here) the biggest contributor is the clever physics based collision detection. It's essentially a more sophisticated version of the ragdoll model you can find in something like the Skate series. Where in previous FIFA titles a slide or standing tackle would activate a handful of canned animations ‐ we've all fallen victim to the feeble leg up from behind ‐ now there are no animations so to speak. Instead players' body parts react to collisions depending on the position, direction and force of the impact. What it means is that glancing off a defender's shoulder will cause your body to twist, putting you off course. Similarly a sliding tackle might miss the ball but catch your back leg, again messing up your stride. Colliding with a teammate in the box also comes with more detriment as well; you're more likely to hit the deck than simply jog on the spot until they get out of the way. pyj g p yg y It means that there's more to think about for both attackers and defenders. As an attacker, unless you're Kevin Davies or Didier Drogba (yes they are similar), trying to muscle through a cluster of defenders is probably a bad idea. Not only do you have to protect the ball from poking feet as per usual, but you have to think about all the shoulders that are going to knock you about.
Our rating : 4/5
School chemistry teaches that everything is made up of atoms, and inside atoms are electrons, protons and neutrons. They, in turn, are made of quarks and other subatomic particles. Scientists have long puzzled over how these minute building blocks of the universe acquire mass. Without mass, particles wouldn't hold together and there would be no matter. One theory proposed by British physicist Peter Higgs and teams in Belgium and the United States in yp p y p y gg g the 1960s is that a new particle must be creating a "sticky" field that acts as a drag on other particles. The atom‐smashing experiments at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, have now captured a glimpse of what appears to be just such a Higgs‐like particle.
The Higgs is part of many theoretical equations underpinning The Higgs is part of many theoretical equations underpinning scientists' understanding of how the world came into being. If it doesn't exist, then those theories would need to be fundamentally overhauled. The fact that it apparently does exist means scientists have been on the right track with their theories. But there's a twist: the measurements seem to diverge slightly from what would be expected under the so‐called Standard Model of particle physics. This p p p y is exciting for scientists because it opens the possibility to potential new discoveries including a theory known as "super‐symmetry" where particles don't just come in pairs ‐ think matter and anti‐ matter ‐ but quadruplets, all with slightly different characteristics. CERN's atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, alone cost some $10 billion to build and run. This includes the salaries of thousands of scientists and support staff around the world who collaborated on the two experiments that independently pursued the Higgs. The massive scientific effort that led up to the discovery has paid off in other ways, one of which was the creation of the World Wide Web. CERN scientists developed it to make it easier to exchange information among each other The vast computing power needed to crunch all of the data produced information among each other. The vast computing power needed to crunch all of the data produced by the atom smasher has also boosted the development of distributed ‐ or cloud ‐ computing, which is now making its way into mainstream services. Advances in solar energy capture, medical imaging and proton therapy ‐ used in the fight against cancer ‐ have also resulted from the work of particle physicists at CERN and elsewhere.
Did you know? The name ‘boson’ was coined by Paul Dirac commemorative of the contribution of Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose.
The Tevatron was the world’s second largest particle accelerator in the Fermi Lab, Chicago, U.S. The Tevatron has been shut down on September, 2011. The Tevatron accelerated beams of protons and antiprotons traveling in opposite directions around an underground tunnel that is four miles in circumference almost at the speed of light before colliding them at the center of two detectors. The detectors, called CDF (Collider Detector at Fermilab) and DZero, named for its location on the accelerator ring, contain many detection subsystems that identified the different types of particles emerging from the collisions. The Tevatron was used to carry out experiments by Scientists to unravel the structure of matter, space and time by analyzing the showers of particles created by such high speed collisions. Physicists coordinate the beams so that they collide at the centers of two 5,000‐ton detectors DZero and CDF inside the Tevatron tunnel at energies of 1.96 TeV (Trillion electron Volt), revealing the structure of matter at the smallest scale. The only problem was that it is not able to produce the Higgs. Why? Because the Higgs boson has so much mass, it takes a lot of energy to create one. The energy equivalent of one proton is approximately 938MeV(Mega electron volt). The mass of Higgs Boson is inferred to be nearly 133 times of a proton. In order to manufacture a Higgs Boson, a proton is required to accelerate to more than 133 times of the energy equivalent of a proton that on sudden deceleration the energy of the high speed proton is converted into Higgs Boson. The Tevatron is not capable of accelerating the protons to such speeds, so scientists built a particle accelerator that is capable of doing so. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and highest‐energy particle accelerator. Situated at the border between France and Switzerland, the LHC was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) from 1998 to 2008, with the aim of enabling physicists to test the predictions of different theories of particle physics and high‐energy physics and particularly that of the possibility of existence of the Higgs boson. The LHC is expected to provide answers to some h f h ibili f i f h i b h i d id of the most fundamental questions of physics, probing way inside some of the deepest laws of nature. It contains six detectors each designed for specific kinds of exploration. The LHC lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17 mi) in circumference, as deep as 175 metres (574 ft) beneath the Franco‐Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland. Its synchrotron is designed to collide opposing particle beams of either protons at up to 7 TeV per nucleon (compared to 1.7 TeV of Tevatron). It was built in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries, as well as hundreds of universities and over 10 000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories.
1. You are in a room with two doors. One leads to a huge magnifying glass, which can instantly vaporize you using the rays of the sun, and the other one leads to a huge fire‐breathing dragon. What do you do? What do you do? 2. A rich businessman is about to leave for his flight, when his night watchman says that he had a dream that his flight would crash, killing everyone. The man took his watchman’s word, and sure enough, the plane crashed, killing everyone. The man thanks his watchman for saving his live, then fires him. Why did the man fire his watchman? 3. The Pope, Beyonce, Barack Obama, and Bill Gates are on the same plane. There are only 3 parachutes left for the 4 of them. Obama says: "As the President, I think I should have the right to have a parachute, because I rule millions of people in the greatest nation of all." Beyonce says: "As one of the greatest singers of all‐time, I think I should deserve to be safe. I bring tears and laughter to millions of people, and I'm an important contributor to pop music." Bill Gates says: "As one of the richest successful company owners, I think I should live because I'm on top of the economic cycle, creating jobs and incomes for millions of people. I am a wealthy and intelligent man." Finally, the Pope says: "I'm an old, religious man. I lived a life that's full, I helped millions of people find their way through God, I'm ready to let go of a parachute and to face my fate."Which one of them will abandon the parachute and die?
Riddle Me 1. Go through the magnifying‐glass door at night 2. 2 He fired his watchman for sleeping on duty. He fired his watchman for sleeping on duty 3. Nobody is going to die, because the plane isn’t crashing. Sudoku
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