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The science behind ‘Why Elephants never forget anything’?  

November 18, 2014 Leave a comment
Elephant brain

Pic: Elephant, Pic source: Disney.wikia.com

Elephants do not forget anything- they remember their friends, herd partners, and locations they visited accurately. This to the extent that they also know the smell of their partners in the herds, friends they met in life even after many years.

Elephants are known to have the largest brain among any land animal, which weighs 10.5-pounds (4.7 kilograms). They have EQ as high as that of a Chimpanzee considered to be sharp and brainy animals. They also have complex encephalization that makes them sharp. (Encephalization is defined as the amount of brain mass related to an animal’s total body mass.)With evolution they brain of

With evolution they brain of elephant have become remarkable similar to human brains with a highly developed hippocampus is the part of the brain that is involved in memory forming, organizing, and storing.

With evolution they brain of elephant have become remarkable similar to human brains with a highly developed hippocampus is the part of the brain that is involved in memory forming, organizing, and storing.

This makes them survive natural calamities like droughts as they could remember and recall the signs earlier and respond.”Studies have also shown matriarchs who have lived through dry spells before will lead their herds to more fertile land, while younger matriarchs who haven’t experienced a drought are more likely to stay put,” says MentalFloss.

Their high-functioning brains also make them suffer from post-traumatic depression like humans.

They use body signs, sound to infrared rays to communicate with others. They also have an understanding of syntax which suggests that they have their own grammar to understand sentences.

They can understand 12 different kind of music and play them. They behave like humans and mourn their dead and also perform last rituals like sinking the dead of throwing in water. Believe it or not they also can recognize them in the mirror.

LG’s wearable for children gets going to european markets

November 11, 2014 Leave a comment
Lg kizon

Lg kizon

LG KizON, a special wearable device for children from the Koean company LG has been certified for meeting specific environmental guidelines by TUV Rheinland and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Environment, two of the world’s leading certification organizations. KizON, currently only available in South Korea, begins its overseas rollout this week in Poland, to be followed by other European markets.

KizON is the first wearable device to receive the Green Product Mark from Europe’s leading testing, inspection, and certification body, TUV Rheinland. UL Environment awarded KizON its ECOLOGO Platinum certification, the highest offered by the 120-year-old American organization. To receive these certifications, KizON was subjected to a rigorous process to assess its performance in a number of parameters including, avoidance of hazardous chemicals and toxic components, recyclability and energy efficiency.

“KizON was developed in response to customers’ opinions that technology should be used to improve the lives of all consumers and it occurred to us that children had the most to gain because they’re the most vulnerable,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With KizON meeting the highest standards of child-friendly products, parents and guardians can find comfort in knowing that their children’s first exposure to wearable technology is a safe one.”

KizON is a wearable designed exclusively for pre-school and primary school children that gives parents a simple and convenient way to keep track of their youngsters’ whereabouts using something they already have in their pockets ― their smartphones. KizON offers parents ease of mind by not only delivering real-time information of a wearer’s location but also giving children the ability to communicate directly with them via the One Step Direct Call button. What’s more, KizON also includes Location Reminder, which allows parents to pre-set the device to provide location alerts at specific times throughout the day. Battery life is rated at 36 hours and when the power level drops to 20 percent, a voice notification alert and text message is activated to inform the wearer and parent to recharge the device.

A wide range of accessories featuring popular animation characters will be available for KizON, which is available in two attractive colors: blue and pink. Additional details including price and availability will be announced locally in additional markets at the time of launch.

 Key Specifications:

  • Network: 2G GSM (900MHz /1800MHz)
  • Location Technology: A-GPS, WPS (WiFi Positioning System)
  • Memory: 64MB RAM / 128MB ROM
  • Battery: 400mAh
  • Size: 34.7 x 55.2 x 13.9mm
  • Weight: 42.87g
  • Colors: Blue, Pink

Cyber security in the future

November 5, 2014 Leave a comment
Cyber Security in future. Image source: linuxuser.co.uk

Cyber Security in future. Image source: linuxuser.co.uk