Clearwing Fly, a Butterfly with Transparent Wings

Friday, June 25, 2010 View Comments
Oh God! I love your creativity.


The Clearwing Fly (Cithaerias menanders), is a butterfly with transparent wings. Because of this feature, it almost becomes invisible when it flies.



The Amazing New World Of Nanotechnology

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 View Comments

Nanotechnology refers to the study of materials at the size of 100 nanometers or less. ( 1nm = 1×10−9 m, about a billionth of a meter ). At such a small scale, the properties of materials greatly differ from their larger ones. As a result, this technology has the potential to create new materials & devices which can be applied in medicine, electronics, energy production & everyday living.

I have been long wishing to write about this technology & its potentials but, I think the following documentary does it much better, than I would have been. Its a must watch & gives one the taste of the future.

How To Remain Safe In Heavy Rains & Floods

Friday, June 4, 2010 View Comments


Tropical cyclone Phet, has passed over Oman without causing much damage & is expected to hit of Pakistan on Sunday. Nadeem Ahmed, head of the National Disaster Management Agency, Pakistan has told reporters that the storm might prove to be dangerous when it hits our coastal line. So in order to get prepared, I have compiled a list of safety precautions to be observed before, during & after the rains & floods.

Before The Rains & Floods

  • Pack a light weight bag of all the necessary items that you will be needing such as first aid kit, food preferably canned, bottled water, clothes, flash light & any medicines which you are currently on.
  • Set a common meeting point, in case, if any family member gets separated.
  • Get the battery of your mobile phone charged.
  • Move the important objects of your house to the top floor or any other suitable place.
  • Turn off the electrical, gas & water supply of your house.

During The Rains & Floods

A Tattoo Might Replace The Need Of Finger Pricks For Checking Blood Sugar Levels

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 View Comments

Patients suffering from Diabetes have to prick their fingers daily to check blood sugar levels but this might be over soon. As scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have developed a Tattoo - sensitive to glucose concentrations, which can be injected under the skin.This tattoo will stay for a fixed time, probably for 6 months. Blood sugar levels can be then be determined by wearing a watch, which shines infra red light onto it and measures the florescence emitted, due to the amount of glucose binded with the tattoo.