Science & Technology Archive

The New Technologies of Flex Pod

Posted August 2, 2017 By gifto
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The agencies which are responsible for deploying new technologies to deal with heavy workloads have to look for latest inventions everyday to carry on their work smoothly. Their main headache is handling with big data, high performance computing and video analytics. FlexPod Select is specially designed to support huge workload. Flex Pod Select with Hadoop is the first set of reference designs which are preconfigured, validated solutions which is a rare combination of storage, networking and servers. The integration with Hadoop provides an open framework which is capable of processing huge amounts of data. The main target is to meet the requirements of dealing with huge data. This finds application in both government and private sector. Financial services, retail manufacturing and other markets are easily able to deploy this technology and can be kept on upgrading, as the size of the company grows.

The components of FlexPod Select components include NetApp E-Series and FAS storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System servers and fabric interconnect and Cisco Nexus fabric extender. It is better to combine the NetApp with Cisco for infrastructural support and Clodera or Hortonworks for Hadoop support. This gives access to the users to technical support on all interoperable technologies. With the use of Cisco and NetApp the Flex pod services are expanding further to make the infrastructure in the data center more responsive to the ever changing uses of applications within organizations. New designs and capabilities are offered across the entire portfolio. The companies have also highlighted the invention of the Datacenter with SnapProtect to provide a wide-ranging disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and recovery solution. The Datacenter is a pre-validated solution, which has in store the combination of storage, networking and server components and can integrate them into a single flexible architecture, specially designed for huge workloads. The speed is fast and sometimes is even applicable for critical business applications. The costs are reduced and risk is minimized. Increased flexibility can also be achieved with the help of this technology. The greatest application of this technology is to deal with a variety of workloads in both virtualized and non-virtualized environments. The new Express technology is specially designed for medium organizations.

The management of FlexPod is very simple with the help of best element managers, combination of some of the most reliable partners and virtualization management console. Cisco Unified Computing System Manager tools helps in the optimization of multivendor environment. On Command software controls and helps in the automation of the data storage infrastructure. They also provide embedded management of the servers and the network components. Numerous resources for many virtual machines can be managed.

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A newly minted standard, called scalable video coding (SVC), enables video streaming at multiple resolutions, quality levels and bit rates. The ability to scale video performance based on the end point is achieved through this relatively new technology called H.264/SVC (Scalable Video Coding) that not only compresses but also distributes the video stream.

The standard allows us to have layers of encoded video, and if we use intelligent devices, it can allow us do lots of other things as well. To understand the principle behind these intelligent devices, we need to look at how videoconferences usually work.

Today’s videoconferencing relies on fairly unintelligent devices at the edge, and intelligence in the core, which is also called a “mainframe” model. A multi-point conferencing unit receives streams of video from each participant, decodes them, combines them and re-encodes them.

The traditional approach of doing encoding and decoding in the core introduces delay. It also means that users all get the same data stream, rather than one suited to their bandwidth, window size and client. In short, transcoding in the cloud makes for lousy conversations.

The SVC architecture puts more intelligence at the edge and a specialized router in the core. In the new model, the router and each participant’s client work together. They tailor data transmission to each client’s demands. When a client shrinks the size of their video window, the router knows and as a result, sends fewer bits, less frames, or lower-quality video to that client without affecting everyone else. The router isn’t busy encoding, merging and decoding streams, but it knows about processing, window size and bandwidth, which it can adjust dynamically throughout the call.

The standard tells us how to decode. The method used to encode is a lot harder and is considered the secret sauce. The router is usually a 1RU, Linux-based quad-core computer that handles up to hundred-way conferences. It is usually sold as a subscription model for about $1,000 per HD port per year, which is cheaper than the traditionally capital-intensive spending around video conferencing. Video gateways that let “legacy” video conferencing hardware work with the new standard are also available in the market.

This technology allows us to get live, four-way web-based conferencing in which each participant may have different local settings from a high-definition video at 60 frames per second to a consumer-grade VGA connection to a notebook camera. And the best part is that a typical broadband connection will suffice for end users.

Zoology Science Fair Projects

Posted August 1, 2017 By gifto
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Among the topics of interest for students who wish to create zoology science fair projects those that involve ants are the ones most students will choose. A zoology science fair project will demonstrate the knowledge that students have learned regarding some particular type of animal. Ants hold a great fascination for children and adults alike. These amazing little creatures are communal and depend on each other for survival. Very seldom do we see a single ant. This type of living system makes ants a favorite topic for zoology science fair projects. Students can choose any number of subjects related to ants or any other animal to study for their zoology science fair projects.

One of the most interesting subjects that students study using ant populations is in the area of food choice. While most people are familiar with ants as uninvited guests at picnics, most people know very little about these tiny creatures. A zoology science fair project will use different foods to see which flavors, if any, the ants prefer. Students will conduct experiments and collect the data from these experiments in order to make a presentation for the zoology science fair projects. This data will then be used to compare different types of foods. It could then be used in supplemental studies to compare the flavor choices of different types of ants. These little creatures are more than willing to participate in these types of experiments because all that is required of them is that they eat!

Zoology science fair projects can also be performed on microorganisms such as bacteria. The zoology science fair projects can also be based on the osmosis and diffusion that is present in living cells. These types of zoology science fair projects are particularly suited to computer-generated presentations. Since these organisms and processes are too small for the human eye to see, students often have a difficult time grasping the concepts. Zoology science fair projects are a great way to demonstrate these types of scientific phenomenon. The presentations bring to life all the tiny components involved in the life experiences of living creatures. These and many other topics, such as the study of environmental changes for marine life, the effects of chemicals on animals, and how different conditions affect growth rates, can be explored with zoology science fair projects.

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Elizabeth Whelan, President of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) posted a great entry on ACSHs Health Facts and Fears blog on the growing attempts by activist groups to convince the EPA to ban atrazine due to cancer claims and other health concerns.

Atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. It helps farmers fight weeds on corn, sugar cane and other crops, leading to dramatic increases in crop yields. Without it, our food supply would be in jeopardy. Activists want the public to believe that atrazine causes cancer and birth defects, but its simply not true. Whelan writes:

“Atrazines health and safety record is stellar. The Safe Drinking Water Act requires monitoring for a multitude of chemicals, including atrazine. Levels of atrazine in U.S. waters are well within the federal lifetime drinking water standard a level containing a 1,000-fold safety buffer. The Environmental Protection Agency in 2006 completed a 12-year review involving 60,000 different studies and concluded that the current use of atrazine poses “no harm” to the general population infants, children and adults. According to this same regulatory agency (which oversees pesticide use) atrazine is “one of the most closely examined pesticides in the marketplace.”

Whelan points out that many activists are not willing to accept this assessment and were able to cast doubts upon the issue with the EPA. As a result, last fall the EPA announced it would initiate a re-re-re-evaluation of atrazine and health. These activists will not be happy until the EPA bans this herbicide, which would then open the door for activists to attack more chemicals, claiming they are unsafe.

Finally, Whelan points to the media for “scaring” the public into thinking that these “chemicals” are unsafe and that the manner in which they are evaluated should be changed:

“Many of the recent media chemical scares, like the two hour “toxic” presentation on CNN, argue that a) there are tens of thousands of “chemicals” out there; and b) the current government policy, assuming these chemicals are safe until contrary evidence was presented, must be reversed so that a chemical is considered hazardous until it is “proven safe.” But how do you prove something to be safe? Its like trying to prove a negative it cant be done. The example of atrazine with decades of safe use, thousands of studies that found no harm to humans and years of getting a green light from EPA (which is not known for understating chemical risks) leaves us with the question: After all these evaluations and years of use, if atrazine doesnt meet the criteria for “safety,” what chemical possibly could?”

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If you want to save your company money, there are a few changes that you can make to the technology that you currently use. This will make your business run more efficiently and also help you cut down your costs. Here are some of the most common ways in which you can save some money:

1.Use a Unified Communications Service

Business communications is something that has evolved a lot in recent times. With the advent of VoIP technology, many businesses are now using internet telephony in their offices. Complete IP-based communications systems are now available, and can be used to set up an office’s entire communications system with features such as voicemail, multiple extensions, faxing, etc. You can also use common software programs to hold virtual meetings through the internet. The costs of using internet telephony are often much less than traditional communications solutions. Many companies also offer plans which allow unlimited calling nationwide and to certain countries around the world. If you do business on a global scale, this can definitely help you cut down on your communications costs.

2.Cloud Computing

Cloud-based computing solutions are now getting more popular than ever with businesses. They allow you to save costs on your IT infrastructure by reducing the amount of servers that you use, which will in turn reduce your equipment and labor costs. You can have a cloud-based solution installed on servers that are on your premises, or you can also deal with a third-party data center. By running many applications on the cloud, you will help cut down on your maintenance costs, as you will no longer need to upgrade the software on each workstation. There are dozens of cloud-based solutions available for small and medium sized businesses, which you should definitely check out.

3.Remote Troubleshooting and Administration Tools

Remote desktop access is a technology that has been around for quite some time now, but with advances in remote control software, it has experienced a large gain in popularity as of late. One of the biggest IT-related expenses in an organization involves troubleshooting and maintaining numerous pieces of equipment. Remote control tools can make this a lot more simple for you. They allow technicians to remotely log in to any workstation or server, then perform troubleshooting and maintenance tasks as required. So if a certain PC is malfunctioning or you need to deploy software upgrades across all of your company’s computers, making use of remote access tools can speed things up tremendously for you.

Another good thing about remote access programs is that they can be used for purposes other than just troubleshooting. Some of their other uses include remotely retrieving files, as well as running programs on a PC from another device that wouldn’t be compatible with them, like using Windows-based software on an Android tablet. With their low cost and numerous uses, these software tools can help save your company some money.

Environmental Science And Its’ Components

Posted July 2, 2017 By gifto
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These days there is there is a lot buzz about the world going green and preserving the environment. Well, I think that all of you might be reading something or the other about “environment and ecology” in newspaper, magazines or over the internet. So, let me throw light on this topic.

Environmental Science is the scientific study of the ways in which biological, physical and chemical components of the environment interact and the relations between them. Environmental science and ecology are overlapped but different science disciplines.

Environmental science and ecology are overlapped but different science disciplines. Ecology is the study of the interactions of living organisms with their environments, including relationship with other organisms. Environmental science is multidisciplinary in nature and provides a broad area of study of environmental systems integrating both biological and physical concepts with an interdisciplinary approach.

Components of Environmental Science:

Atmospheric Sciences examine the phenomenology of the Earth’s gaseous outer layer with emphasis upon interrelation to other systems. Atmospheric sciences comprise meteorological studies, greenhouse gas phenomena, and atmospheric dispersion modeling of airborne contaminants, noise pollution, and even light pollution.

Ecology studies typically analyze the dynamics of biological populations and some aspect of their environment.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of environmental science, teams of professionals commonly work together to conduct environmental research or to produce Environmental Impact Statements. Environmental science encompasses issues such as climate change, conservation, biodiversity, water quality, groundwater contamination, soil contamination, and use of natural resources, waste management, sustainable development, disaster reduction, air pollution, and noise pollution.

Geosciences include environmental geology, environmental soil science, volcanic phenomena and evolution of the Earth’s crust. In some classification systems it can also embrace hydrology including oceanography.

Well, above is a brief overview about Environmental Science and its’ machinery. Having a sound knowledge about our environment will certainly help us to protect Nature, which is the “Gift of God” to mankind.

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For example, computer information technology is often used to describe:
Computer hardware
Computer servers
Computer networks and networking equipment
Computer monitors
Software and operating systems
Printers
Copy machines
Fax machines
Office phone systems
Internet systems
Cell phones
Many additional types of technology and data management equipmentIT also represents the how all of these systems are used and how they inter-relate to one another at the same time.

In the Workplace: The IT Department

While it is not necessarily a rule, more often than not these days, a business’s IT department will typically manage all of the office’s technology needs, including everything from the procurement of computer and technology equipment to the installation and ongoing maintenance of the systems. In the modern data centered workplace environment we’ve come to expect today, ensuring the computer information technology backbone is operating effectively and efficiently has become absolutely mandatory to running a successful business or workplace operation.

Why Is Computer Information Technology So Important?

IT has become the lifeblood of how business is done. As our world continues to adapt more and more towards an information based society, managing the stream and storage of data and making access to data more and more reliable and easy to use is not just important from a profit standpoint alone-we’ve actually come to totally depend on technology 100% to make business possible.

In this type of environment, ensuring that every small “slice of the pie” operates and performs as it should is essential. Think of it much like setting up a chain of dominoes-if one piece of an organization’s technology system goes down, it is certainly going to have an entire chain of cause and effect throughout the entire organization.

Information technology is so important because it requires thoughtful and knowledgeable planning and development to create sophisticated systems that work seamlessly with each other to produce an end result of transparent functionality that we rely on. It’s almost like one of those things that we’ve just gotten used to-we’ve come to expect it to work flawlessly all of the time, only noticing it when something goes wrong.

This kind of operational transparency is usually the main goal of IT professionals. Making sure that data and technology systems work properly and dependably enables others to perform their duties without a hitch. Qualified IT professionals are always in high demand and generally well compensated for the services they provide.

It’s safe to say that computer information technology really is what makes the world of technology go ’round!

Music Science Fair Projects

Posted July 1, 2017 By gifto
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Music Science Fair Projects

Students and adults alike might be surprised that an interest in music and participation in a science fair can be combined. Music science fair projects are some of the most interesting demonstrations at the school event. Most people enjoy some style of music in their car, at home, with a personal music player, in a band, or at concert. Many people enjoy singing in a choir. What all these venues have in common is obviously music. What most participants do not realize is that there is science at work in every note they play, sing or hear! Music science fair projects offer the students and the visitors to the event to learn completely new concepts of science as they relate to music. Many of these people will leave the event with a deeper level of understanding of and appreciation for the magical science that is music!

Music science fair projects are chosen by students who have a love of the universal language that we all call music. The most creative students will choose music science fair projects to investigate the various topics surrounding the production and enjoyment of music. The first category of music science fair projects will focus on different ways to produce the tones that human being consider musical. This may include an investigation of the sounds of music from different cultures. Included in this are the unique instruments found around the world. Additionally, this may investigate the rhythms that different cultures gravitate toward. These types of music science fair projects will also demonstrate the creativity of students as they develop their own mechanisms for making musical tones. The most popular of these are crystal containers filled with various depths of water.

The other group of students presenting music science fair projects may focus on the effects that music has on people. Instead of examining the instruments, these students will explore the old adage that music hath charms to sooth the savage breast. There are still research studies being conducted on the soothing effects of music on various demographics of people as well as different animal and plant life. These students who present demonstrations and research findings on this data also increase everyones understanding and appreciation for the universal language of music.

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People are living in reality in order to fulfill their selves to develop as a good and responsible human being. To attain those goals there are some aspects or five groups to be considered.

Religions are complex systems of beliefs, practices, and attitudes by which people relate their lives to super natural beings of principles. The major religious traditions still widespread are primitive religions. The western traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the Eastern Traditions of Jainism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Although religious solitaries exist, most religion has a social aspect that leads its adherence to form a community, which is more or less tightly organized. In earlier times, the religious community could scarely be distinguished from the community at large, all professed the same faith, and the ruler was both political and religious leader. However religious and civil societies have become distinct and may even come into conflict. In modern times today religion are basically separated to political system of the nation.

Money however is related to social life and independence of people. Money is one of the most important inventions of human kind. Without it a complex, modern economy based on the division of labor, and the consequent widespread exchange of goods and services. Money become functional and influential to us. Because of many things, ranging from gold to dead rats to entries on computer tape, have been used as money. It cannot be defined as some particular object but most instead be defined by the functions it serves, to act as a medium of exchange and as a standard of value. A third function of money as a store of wealth is something many shares with many other types of objects. A medium of exchange is simply an item used to make it easy to exchange things.

Social life refers to ideology a comprehensive set of beliefs or ideas about the nature of human society and its future desirable state and to a state of society. Social life have always claimed to stand above all for the values of equality, social justice, cooperation, progress and individual freedom and happiness. Independence however is the privilege that one people enjoyed in their entire life.

Science is broadly systematization of positive knowledge about our physical development. The goal of science is an understanding of the interactions between science technology and society. As a matter of fact the technology’s latest innovations like medical equipments, computers and latest gadgets are concerning the method of science.

Work is a term used in general desirable the expenditure of effect accomplish a task. Generally people work to sustain every day’s compensation and to earn money.

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Science Fair Engineering Projects

Human beings have always had the need to move things, build things and adjust the physical characteristics of their environments. Since humanity started gathering in communities and staying rooted in specific geographic areas, these challenges have presented themselves in the daily lives of people. Science fair engineering projects have some of the richest history of any of the subjects covered at these events. The first theories for the subjects addressed by science fair engineering projects date back thousands of years. Some of the greatest minds of history have applied their skills to refining and evolving this particular area of science. Students who choose science fair engineering projects to research are joining these great thinkers in evaluating the needs of humanity.

There are several subcategories to explore with science fair engineering projects. One of the oldest of these subcategories is civil engineering. Students can demonstrate this ancient science in their science fair engineering projects through presentations about the nature of building structures. We all travel over bridges and go into buildings without much thought about the science involved in their construction. Students who choose science fair engineering projects can demonstrate the underlying mechanical principles utilized for construction and safety. Other students may take the approach of automotive engineering in their science fair engineering projects. These students are the ones who will be interested in robotics and other highly technical fields of study.

Science fair engineering projects are also likely to include presentations in the area of chemical engineering. These students have an interest in chemistry as it applies to the creation and adjustment of known elements and interactions at the microscopic levels. Additionally, there will be students who demonstrate science fair engineering projects on the relatively new topic of computer engineering. This field is in its infancy compared to the other fields of engineering. This gives the current students a wide range of opportunity to explore and discovery new uses for the developing field. Many students will also use a combination of these disciplines to create new and innovative ways to use the established principles in order to make new inventions. An example of this combination of principles is the large windmills on turbine farms that are now generating electricity in a carbon free environment.