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Gandhi's "Seven Blunders of the World" That Lead to Violence

The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, not too long before his assassination.

In his final years, the elder Gandhi kept his grandson close at hand and set aside an hour every day to be alone with the boy.

Blunders of the World

Wealth without work

Pleasure without conscience

Knowledge without character

Commerce without morality

Science without humanity

Worship without sacrifice

Politics without principle

The Worst Parking Jobs Ever !

Ever been in a hurry and the only free parking spot is just a tad too small?

Or maybe you misjudged the distance to the curb.

Look at how these peopld dealt with these pesky car parking problems!

The Worst Parking Jobs Ever!

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Canadian drone helped rebels in Libya !

A Canadian unmanned micro-aerial vehicle or reconnaissance drone helped Libyan rebels in their fight against strongman Moamer Kadhafi, the company that sold it to them said Wednesday.
Waterloo-based Aeryon Labs said representatives from the National Transitional Council (NTC) had been looking for a way to provide their troops on the ground with intelligence on enemy positions.
Aeryon, spokeswoman Marni McVicar told AFP, supplied them with its Scout Micro UAV, a 1.5 kilogram (3-pound) flying robot that fits into a suitcase or a backpack and can quickly be deployed on a battlefield.
A former major in the Canadian military, Charles Barlow of the Canadian security firm Zariba traveled in July to Misrata to train the rebels on how to use it.
"The rebels were driving down the roads and somebody was shooting at them while they were trying to find where Kadhafi forces were, and so they were desperate to come up with some sort of imagery solution to locate them," Barlow said.
The rebels were not granted access to NATO satellite images and failed in a bid to put a camera on a model helicopter.
"That did not work too well," Barlow commented. The Scout uses a map-based, touch-screen interface that allows users to pilot them.
"I was amazed how easy it was to train people with no previous UAV or aircraft experience, especially given the language barrier," said Barlow, who trained the rebels to use it at Misrata airport as enemy shells landed nearby and rockets fell on the city.
"After only one demonstration flight, the TNC soldiers operated the following flight," he said.
Only one drone worth $100,000 was sold to the rebels using the frozen funds of the Kadhafi regime, but they wanted more, he said.

There’s a hidden force that defines reality !

Max Planck and Albert Einstein

Do you know the true power of your thoughts? The truth is stunning.

German physicist and one of the founding fathers of Quantum Theory, Max Planck, said that “all matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration which holds the atom together. We must assume behind this force is the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.

In other words, the substance of the universe, of your reality, may be nothing more than consciousness or thought.

Consciousness forms the building blocks of the universe and everywhere that consciousness explores, with the expectation that something will be there, it also creates.

If Quantum Theory is correct, it implies that to change your current reality, all you need to do is change the frequency of your thoughts.

It's Alive! Humanoid Robot Powers Up on Space Station

Move over Commander Data, there's a real robot in space, now.

The International Space Station got a new crewmember today, one made not of flesh and blood, but of gears and clockwork instead. Called Robonaut 2, the automaton astronaut was activated by human spaceflyers after months in storage since being delivered to the space station earlier this year.
An initial series of tests checked the robot's power systems and camera eyes. "Those electrons feel GOOD!" read a post on Robonaut 2's Twitter page. "One small step for man, one giant leap for tinman kind."
The first view through the robot's eyes was a complicated panel of cables, dials and instruments. "Sure wish I could move my head and look around," another Robonaut 2 Twitter post read.
The robot won't actually move for several more weeks, as its creators continue running tests.
To be clear, Robonaut 2 cannot post Twitter updates on its own (the robot's engineering team does that under the name @AstroRobonaut). But the $2.5 million Robonaut 2, also known as R2, is designed to serve as a robot helper for the six-man crew on the space station. Robonaut 2 is the first humanoid robot ever to fly in space and was built by NASA as part of a joint project with car manufacturer General Motors.
The goal is to build a robot helper suitable to assist humans in complex tasks, be they in space or on Earth, project officials have said. "He has been groveling in his stowage location over here in the lab," space station astronaut Mike Fossum of NASA told Mission Control. "The complaint's mainly been that he wants to get out and get to work.
Well, today is finally the day." NASA delivered Robonaut 2 to the space station during the shuttle Discovery's final flight in February.
At the time, NASA planned to leave the robot in its box, but President Barack Obama urged astronauts to set it free during a phone call to the space station. "C'mon, unpack the guy!
He flew all that way and you guys aren't unpacking him?" Obama joked. The robot was ultimately unpacked in March, then put aside until it was needed.
Today, space-station flight controllers at the outpost's Payload Operations Center with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., echoed President Obama's remarks as Robonaut 2 performed its first systems' checks.
"We know he's glad to be out of his container," a flight controller told the space-station crew.
In it is current configuration, Robonaut 2 has a head, torso, arms and super-dexterous hands, but it does not have legs or feet. Instead, it is attached using an anchor-like pole to hold it in place.
It is about 3 feet, 4 inches (1.01 meters) tall and weighs about 330 pounds (150 kilograms). [Infographic: Meet Robonaut 2] A twin of Robonaut 2 stayed behind on Earth and can be plugged into a mobile base to wheel around different terrains.
NASA will take that Earth-bound robot into the New Mexico desert next week as part of a space-exploration technology demonstration test program called DesertRATS.
When fully assembled on the space station, Robonaut 2 juts out from a wall in the orbiting lab's U.S.-built Destiny module.
That made the robot a hazard to other station astronauts floating by. Fossum tied pieces of bright orange tape around the robot's wrists after today's tests so he and his crewmates could see and avoid the mechanical man.
"Hopefully, with a little bit of orange flagging tape there it will help remind people not to touch," Fossum radioed Mission Control.
That was good news to Mission Control. The last thing anyone wants is an accident that could damage the robot, Fossum and flight controllers agreed.
"You know, when he goes into motion, he'll probably act in his own self defense," Mission Control added with a laugh.

By : Tariq Malik, Managing Editor

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World Records You Can Break

When we’re young our parents and teachers tell us to reach for the stars, aim high, be the best, etc. However, that’s a little easier said than done. After all, no one’s going to break the world record for the fastest 400 meter sprint without some serious genetic help, and chances are that if you’re still 5’4” at age sixteen you’re not going to be world’s tallest man.

Then again, if you can manage to adjust your expectations a little bit then you too could end up in the record books. Here’s a list of several standing Guinness World Records that just about anyone could break if they really wanted to…

The most steps walked down by a dog facing forwards while balancing a 5oz. glass of water - Current record is 10.

Most body piercings in one session - Current record is 3,900 in 7 hours, 46 minutes.

Longest bumper car marathon - Current record 24 hours.

Loudest male burp - Current record 109.9db

All photos via Guinness.

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Hafiz : Ghazal # 142

Ghazal #142

For years my heart was in search of the Grail
What was inside me, it searched for, on the trail

That pearl that transcends time and place
Sought of divers whom oceans sail

My quest to the Magi my path trace
One glance solved the riddles that I Braille

Found him wine in hand and happy face
In the mirror of his cup would watch a hundred detail

I asked, "when did God give you this Holy Grail?"
Said, "on the day He hammered the world’s first nail!"

Even the unbeliever had the support of God
Though he could not see, God’s name would always hail.

All the tricks of the mind would make God seem like fraud
Yet the Golden Calf beside Moses’ rod would just pale.

And the one put on the cross by his race
His crime, secrets of God would unveil

Anyone who is touched by God’s grace
Can do what Christ did, without fail.

And what of this curly lock that’s my jail
Said this is for Hafiz to tell his tale.


Bathtub Just for You !

The Bathe is a very well thought-out and planned bathtub design.

It has accessories and attachments that can be customized as per each family member’s requirements to suit their needs, without any additional fuss.

The amazing number of storage and accessibility options makes it the ultimate space-saving fitting! Simply superb!

The Bathe is 2011 Reece Bathroom Innovations Award winner in the professional category.

Designer: Justin Wagemakers & Blue Sky Design Group

Record Breaking Polar Vehicle

In December 2011, the Polar Expedition Vehicle by Ian Nisbett Design will attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for the fastest Antarctic land crossing- exactly 100 years since the previous record holder’s accomplishment.
The PEV also represents a new era in faster, more flexible polar exploration.
The bio-fueled vehicle uses half the fuel of similar vehicles and also uses solar panels to further reduce its carbon footprint. Hit the jump to watch this bad boy in action!

Aside from aiming to break the world record of 2 days, 21 hours, and 21 minutes, the PEV is also pushing the limits of technology, and incorporates the latest in real-time GPS satellite communication and navigation, as well as cutting edge survival gear, research materials, and scientific equipment.

Power: supercharged 320 BPH, 4L V6 engine, 44″ wheels, long travel adjustable suspension, 32 gears and custom axles for the toughest terrain.

Safety: crevasse protection bars, anti-slide snow anchors, crush-proof cabin, real-time GPS tracking and intelligent on-board safety system.

Designer: Ian Nisbett Design