World Event Diary – 21st August 2013

German technology burgeons a new app ‘FindMyStuff’ to find lost things

At the Ulm university of Germany, scientists have developed a new technology which facilitates tracing the lost items such as keys and wallets in just a few seconds. This new technology includes special kind of search engine on computer or smartphone through which it traces the lost items. German scientist Florian Schaub is the creator of this application which is termed as FindMyStuff.  This new app allows you to find the things by just typing the name of the things in the same manner as Google performs. This app will find the things using the small electronic tags, which you can put on all the things you want to track.

Apps
Apps

INSAT 3D satellite placed in Geosynchronous orbit

An advanced weather satellite of India, INSAT 3D was launched on 26 July 2013 from Kourou, French Guyana which was successfully placed in Geosynchronous orbit after three orbit raising maneuvers commanded from ISRO’s Master Control Facility at Hassan.

Specifications of INSAT 3D

  • Apogee (farthest point to Earth) is 35799 km.
  • Perigee (nearest point to Earth) is 35469 km
  • Inclination of the orbit with respect to the equator is 0.23 degree.
  • Orbital period – 23 hr 48 min

IEA warned oil supplies from OPEC

IEA (International Energy Agency) issued a warning report in context with oil supplies from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that may decline due to the parameters ubiquities in Libya and Iraq. IEA also estimates that global oil demand can reach up to 29.8 million barrels per day till the end of 2013 year.

Scientists discovered new genes that caused brain cancer

Scientists have researched and identified 18 new genes that are responsible for driving glioblastoma multiforme which is the most aggressive kind of brain cancer in youth. Scientists team used a combination of high throughput DNA sequencing and a new method of statistical analysis to generate a short list of driver candidates and do the immense study of about 140 brain tumors by sequencing the DNA and RNA of every gene in the tumours to identify all the mutations in each tumor.

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