Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Which came first? Chicken or the egg?

According to the CNN news, after the publication of the rather dry-sounding scientific paper, "Structural Control of Crystal Nuclei by an Eggshell Protein," press headlines proclaimed the answer was... the chicken.

Source: CNN

Using Britain's national supercomputer, they were able to simulate the process of biomineralization, or the production of minerals or solid materials inside organisms. They also found that the egg can't be produced without the protein ovocledidin-17 in the chickens' ovaries, so that means that the chicken must have come first. Right?

Obviously, it's not really what we were trying to get out of our simulations, but it's an interesting question isn't it?" Freeman said.

Well, I guess the problem is not yet solved conclusively! So keep telling the riddle next time you can't solve something, no one will yet mind ;)

My source: Binay
posted by Gagan at 7/14/2010 05:24:00 PM | Permalink | 2 comments


  • At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Shup

    I told you so :-) Remember our conversation about it one of those days! Of course I used a different line of arguments.

  • At 11:52 AM, Blogger Gagan

    Yah :D

    But hei, again i will tell, it all depends on, the 'definition' of chicken.

    If we define that a chicken is a bird that is 'born' from an egg that we are in the loop :D, but if the definition of chicken does not include the birth from egg, then..wohoo.. problem solved.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The image in the project is 100 meters long, contains portraits of 178 people and… perhaps leaves a little impact on the viewers, considering the title "We're all Gonna Die - 100 meters of Existence"

"it’s meant to point out that life is beautiful, and unless we open up to each other instead of keeping our longings, hopes and experiences to ourselves we’ll fall into the grave with a lot of valuable information and love that we never got around to sharing with the people we’re in touch with..."

Here is the full image :

"Two hours of shooting a day over 20 days (only two hours because the light falling onto the people I was photographing had to come from the same angle..." said Simon Hoegsberg in the interview.

He added "I have been and am delighted to receive so many emails from people around the world who’ve seen the photograph, and who have decided to write me to let me know that my work has had an impact on them"

My source: Rezwan's blog
posted by Gagan at 7/13/2010 10:18:00 AM | Permalink | 1 comments


  • At 9:13 AM, Blogger eamon

    I saw this picture 3 or 4 months back. It gave me weird feeling when I first saw it. This time I feel that again :-S

Tuesday, July 06, 2010
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As of July 1 2010, every one in Finland gets a right BY LAW to have high speed broadband of 1 Mbps. Finland is the first country to make it a legal right that every one of her citizen will have a minimum of 1 Mbps.

"Up to 96 per cent of the population is already online and only about 4,000 homes will need to be connected to comply with the law."


The government had already decided to make a 100 Mb broadband connection a legal right by the end of 2015. (Source:
posted by Gagan at 7/06/2010 05:53:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments