December 28, 2007

The Lighter Side of Forensics

Forensic Science isn't just about blood and fingerprints and DNA, it is also about real people and sometimes one needs to look at the lighter side.

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Zesty Ginger, Fresh and Dried

Ginger is often used as a staple in Indian recipes and is enjoyed as much for its hot aromatic taste as for the anti-inflammatory healing properties of the ginger root.Fresh Ginger in Indian CuisineIndian cuisine is as diverse as it is delicious. Ginger adds a wonderful zing to all types of dishes, from salads and chutneys to main dishes. Garlic and ginger are often minced together to form the basis of a variety of vegetable, lentil and meat curry dishes.

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December 21, 2007

Chemiluminescent Luminol

Luminol glows in the dark. This chemiluminescent compound is an essential part of crime scene investigation as it detects blood, even invisible blood.

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December 15, 2007

Checkout Google Zeitgeist 2007

There are five categories in Google Zeitgiest 2007 , including the main one: Newsmakers, Showbiz, All the Rage, and Top of Mind.

As Google says: "To get a glimpse of what's been on our collective consciousness, we mined billions of search queries to discover what sorts of things rose to the top. We encourage you to check out our findings to see if you, too, reflect the zeitgeist — the spirit of the times."

It may be interesting to know that the Top of Mind reflects the three most asked questions during 2007 on Google- they are are:

Who is - God ?
What is - love?
How To - kiss?

Social media most captivating topic in Google Zeitgeist 2007 says Gino Cosme on Cosmedia.

December 11, 2007

Who Owns Facebook?

I guess that's a question many of us ask especially when we see stories about takeovers and buy- outs and the like. So, I was really interested when I found this blog called WallStreet Fighter that has a post on this very topic of - Who owns Facebook?

"We all read daily how Facebook has now been valued at $15 billion after Microsoft bought a 1.6% stake for $240 million. This past week Li-Ka-Shing, the world's 9th richest person, bought a .4% stake for $60 million with rights to double his investment, further verifying the valuation."

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December 10, 2007

Forensic DNA

DNA plays an important role in modern forensic science. Today, DNA fingerprinting has become one of the primary methods of identifying people.DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid. It is the genetic material of a cell. DNA is can also be described as the blueprint of an organism.

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December 5, 2007

You can Digg pics on Photobuckcet

Did you know Photobucket now has a dedicated Digg channel?

Here you can fine the pics people have given the most Diggs, which invariable end up on your Facebook Superwall. I recognized quite a few from the first one or two pages.

Now Photobucket for me is a place where I upload images I need urls's for - you know those you' can't download directly to websites. I've never thought of using it for any other social networking.

As the blurb says: "See our new dedicated Photobucket Digg channel, with the most popular images on Photobucket, as voted by you! Let's see what you come up with when you "Digg" on Photobucket"

According to Mashable: "The new “Digg Images” feature will automatically crawl a submitted web URL and allow the user to select from thumbnail images to choose the one they would like to submit. Additionally, a mosaic view will allow users to browse submitted images. Digg has partnered with Idée for image recognition to prevent duplicates of the same photo from showing up on the site."

How Digg works on Photobucket

Next to all images on Photobucket, you'll see a Digg it button. Images with the most Diggs appear near the top of this page. If you see an image you like, click the Digg it button. You'll need to be a member of Digg to Digg an image. The registration to Digg is quick and easy. If you have questions about Digg, go to

With recently launched competitor Mixx offering an image section and gaining some fans since launching, Digg needed to make a big move, and with Photobucket on board this announcement certainly has some meat behind it.

December 3, 2007

The Oprahbama Phenomenon

Will the Oprahbama Phenomenon become one of the features of the 2008 election or is it just another celebrity flare-up? Watch out for Oprah on the campaign trail.

The Oprahbama Phenomenon - Another Celeb Uniname with Real Power

There was Bennifer, Brangelina and Tomkat and now the latest uniname is Oprahbama, probably one of the most potent mixes of African American power and celebrity ever to hit Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina and who knows where else Barack and Oprah will travel on the 2008 election campaign trail

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