Burj Khalifa

A technological breakthrough of its time and one of the biggest human endeavour, Burj Khalifa has technologies working in harmony to set and break records. Often referred to as the one of the new wonders of modern times. Why was it built? Inaguarated in 2010, six years after its excavation, built to diversify as a tourist destination along with an oil producting country. How was it named? Known as Burj Dubai, renamed to honor the president of UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed…

Bealoc

Bealoc, aka Beacon of Location, periodically sends a beacon about current location to a central server to keep track of your location. Details Installed as an administrator to smartphones, it can keep track of your location automaticaaly. By keeping your location history, it can identify when you are moving, which area you are in, how long you have been there and so on without user intervention. Solves following problems Find stolen or lost devices Safety device when travelling in hostile locat…

Ideas from nature

Nature is an evolution of billions of years. There are uncountable numbers of iterations it has gone through to reach its current state. As a result, it has accumulated many patterns. It has created many self-sustaining ecosystems. Many of the patterns we see in the nature are the result of optimizations and pruning. While advancing our technology, it is a good idea to look at nature and draw some inspirations. We have many living organisms which work in different spectrum of various parameters.…

Inspirations from Hindu Mythology

A continuation of A review of 'Technology in Hindu Mythology by Jyoti Tandukar'. Upon looking more closely on Hindu Mythology, we can find even more inspirations and analogies we can relate to in modern technology. Ramsetu We could recreate somthing like Ramsetu aka Adam's Bridge(a bridge made up of floating stones supposedly created by Rama for his ape-army even though there is no evidence of it made up of floating stones or being man-made12) by using stones made of hollow plastic bottles that …

A review of “Technology in Hindu Mythology by Jyoti Tandukar”

The article is about the articulations that are present in Hindu Mythology done thousands of years ago. If not exactly the same, many of the articulations are similar to the technology we use today. People at the time had no knowledge about how such tools could be created, however the articulation of the fantasy is quite fun to read now that we already possess many things they could only fantasize about. Pushpak Viman aka aeroplane Ravana got his viman from Kuber, the richest man in the mytholog…