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Mukil Elango
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Mukil Elango

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Expedition 43 Launch

The Soyuz TMA-16M launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying the astronauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko for a year long mission to ISS. They are about to spend 342 days in ISS.

Photo By: +NASA / +Bill Ingalls 
Date taken: 28, March 2015
Location: Kazakstan 
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1. Soyuz TMA-16M ( )
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3. Mikhail Kornienko (
4. Expedition 43 (

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Mars might have liquid water

The perchlorate found in the soil lowers the freezing point and hence the water does not freeze into ice but stays in liquid state and is also very salty.

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Researchers have long known that there is water in the form of ice on Mars. Now, new research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows that it is possible that there is liquid water close to the surface of Mars. The explanation is that the substance perchlorate has been found in the soil, which lowers ...
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Researchers discovered a way to create a cheap and efficient hydrogen fuel

Virginia Tech researchers have devised a biological method using corn stalks, cobs, and husks to create hydrogen fuel. 

#science   #hydrogen  
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method uses abundantly available corn stover - the stalks, cobs, and husks - to produce the hydrogen.
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This not a solution, by it's self. It is just a step in the right direction.

The easiest way to sequester carbon with current technology would be to reforest open areas. A tree is 90% carbon, all of which it takes from the air. If we replant the abandoned farmlands and logged areas, 50 years from now astonishing amounts of carbon would be locked in those trees.

We even know it works: when small pox wiped out 90% of the native Americans in North America, they stopped clearing land for their vast agricultural plots. Shortly there after we experienced the "little ice age", due to the large amount of carbon that was taken up.

We could do it again (minus the massive plague) by purposely planting billions of trees.

We automated making everything from cars to cell phones, we can automate this. There are even companies already working on it, such as Bio Carbon Engineering, the Plant a Billion campaign, and the Green Wall of China project, to name a few.

That something so simple could help is not even surprising. The cause of the problem was equally simple: we burned a lot of carbon over hundreds of years.

So, interestingly, our best hope for getting the carbon out of the air has little to do with new technology, and more to do with how many trees we decided to plant.

Personally I have planted 7. It is a tiny number, but is a start. 7 times the population of a city would equal a lot of trees. A man in India planted over a thousand acres by hand, alone.

If we all pitch in, there is reason for hope.

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Linux 4.0 brings Skynet closer

With Linux 4.0, we're one step closer to the version of Linux used by the T-800 Terminator. But it's full of handy improvements!
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There's no info about how it works anywhere
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GMeet could be the Google's new telemeeting platform

Google is in works for a new service called GMeet or Google Meeting. There is also a url ( ) which currently redirects to hangouts.

As reported by: +Florian Kiersch 

#android   #gmeet   #google   
If Hangouts video calling wasn't already enough, Google could be working on a standalone meeting platform meant specifically for businesses.
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Mice sing just like birds

Researchers at Duke University found the mice sings just like birds but in a high-pitch. Their songs are as intricate as that of the birds.

#birds   #mice   #science  
It's not exactly Cinderella-esque, but a new study shows their songs are surprisingly varied and intricate.
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+Efstathius Placidas the would probably sing the famous internet  "badger badger, badger ...." song.
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Test Drive - Mercedes Benz F 015

The Mercedes Benz's research vehicle, F 015, looks like it is from the future. And here is a test drive.

#mercedesbenz   #f015   #luxuryinmotion   #future  
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Amazing !
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Sleeping Rhino of Morro Bay

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Location: Morro Bay, California
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Beautiful Sunset

Photo By: Redditor- Zreofiregs ( )
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
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Eclipse over Golden Gate

Photo By: Rogelio Bernal Andreo 
Location:  Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco 
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#bloodmoon The third of four. The fourth will be visible in Jerusalem during Sukkot (in the fall).

Thank you for the photo. We were unable to view it that night.
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New Aluminium-ion battery that recharges fully in one minute

Stanford's new aluminium battery can fully recharge itself in under one minute and also doesn't catch fire even when drilled into it.

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Lithium-ion batteries have been a boon for the modern world -- they've replaced the heavier, single-use alkaline type in everything from wristwatches to
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What about power density? The problems with lithium-ion batteries are well known for a long time now, but they are far less bulky than most alternatives. In my eyes that always was the reason why they are that widespread - unless we want to get back to briefcase phones?
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Rendering of Enceladus

A rendering of Enceladus, Saturn's sixth largest moon

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Sri Krishnaswamy Matriculation Higher Secondary School, K.K.Nagar, Chennai - 600078.
The South West Chennai Bharat Scouts & Guides, Ashoka Park, Ashok Nagar, Chennai - 600083.
Developer, Geek, Freelancer & Philomath
Landed in Earth at Chennai,IND on 84th Day of 1997 (25th March), I am still studying (Just 1 year left) in Sri Krishnaswamy Matriculation Higher Secondary School (SKMHSS) in Chennai. I am currently (and always will be) active in Scout Movement; and I have earned the Rajya Puraskar (Governor) Scout Award from the Hon'ble Governor Dr. K.Rosaiah

My Character
Unorthodox, Nonconformist, Outlandish, Avant-garde, Aberrant, Atheistic, Nihilistic, Optimistic, Imperturbable, Composed, Type-B, 
My Skills and Traits
  • Academics, Arts, Arduino, Ambidextrous, Adroit, Autodidact 
  • Blogging, Braille, Bookbinding
  • Crafts, Coin Spinning, Cube-solving
  • Drawing, Dubstep Fan
  • Easy-Going
  • Friendly
  • Graphics Designing, Graffiti
  • Hacking
  • Image Editing
  • Jovial
  • Knotting
  • Linux Enthusiast, Life Sciencing
  • Management Skills, Magics
  • Note Spinning, Non-Conformist, Numismatist
  • Origami
  • Pen Spinning, Padiddling, Pencil Shading, Philatelist, Polymath
  • Questioning
  • Reasoning, Researching
  • Scouting, Sudoku, Sign Language
  • Typewriting, Tech-critic
  • Ubuntu Pro-User, Unorthodox
  • Video Blogging
  • Web Developing
  • X
  • Yogasana, Yoyoing 
  • Z
Note: Working hard to fill those spaces. 

Scouting Profile
        I have completed about 12 Proficiency (Merit) Badges: Cook, Pioneer, Citizen, Games Leader, Sanitation Promoter, Star Man, Ecologist, Soil Conservator, Nutrition Educator, Ambulance Man, Secretary, Camper. (This certainly will not be the end.)
        I have also participated in many social service programmes from Anti-Leprosy Day Programme to Cleanliness Campaign, Tree Plantation to Preservation of Greenery, 'STOP' Child Labour to Drug Awareness programme, RainWater Harvesting Programme to Non-Violence Day Walk, etc. I have marched in the 65th Republic Day Parade at Marina Beach in front of Chief Minister and the Governor of the State.

My Experiments:
  • Have done an Arduino program which interfaces with my Linux System and receives infrared signals from a Sony TV remote to control the system.
  • Have created an Arduino sketch that automatically senses the surrounding luminosity using an LDR and adjusts the brightness of the LED. It lights bright when the surrounding is dimmer and vice versa.
  • Have created a blog about Scouting and made a complete UI makeover to make it a responsive site under all device resolutions.
  • Have created a nifty script (Shell) to instantly convert pictures of all formats into the Open Webp format which is 40% lesser in size with the same quality.
  • Am creating a motion sensing web camera, that tracks my gestures to perform tasks in my computer using the Open Computer Vision library (OpenCV)
  • Am practicing Blindfold Speedcubing and One Handed Solving with my Dayan Zhanchi. 
  • Have successfully cracked a WEP Wireless Network with AirCrack-ng tools.
  • Have Reverse-tethered Android Phone to laptop using bluetooth.
  • Have run the Android apps on Chrome using ArChon runtime on linux.

Languages Known

  • Arduino
  • Basic
  • C/C++
  • Processing
  • XML
Bragging rights
Scouting, Art, Computers, Technology,
Student, Scout, Freelancer
  • World Organisation of the Scout Movement
    Scout, 2008 - present
    Joined in 2008 in my own interest, I am currently a Rajya Puraskar Scout , working for the Rashtrapati Scout Award. Interested in joining the Rover section after my school.
  • Amarar Krishnaswamy Scout Troop
    Assistant Troop Leader, 2011 - present
    Assistant Troop Leader of the Amarar Krishnaswamy Scout Troop at Sri Krishnaswamy Matriculation Higher Secondary School. The troop consists of 4 patrols of 8 members each. I am also the Secretary of the Court-of-Honor of our troop. I am one of the first 6 members from the school to earn the Rajya Puraskar Scout Award.
  • World Organisation of the Scout Movement
    Rover, 2015
    Rover Scouting mainly includes social services to the community.
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Mukilan, Mukilan Elangovan, Mukilan. E, முகிலன், बादलों
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One of the best schools in Chennai.
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A good resort in Kodaikanal. Very amusing with the greenery. The cottage are well built. It also has a great view of the surroundings. More importantly, it has ample parking space.
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Has a very good collection of artifacts, yet it is still not popular among the people. The National Art Gallery building is itself an artifact, being the oldest in India.
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A perfect place to have a bird's eye view of Chennai city. Perfect for hiking. Yet, the costs of eatables and memorabilia are way too high.
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State-of-the-Art architecture with spacious interiors, ample lighting and a vast collection of books. The braille section and children's section are awesome.
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This is a peaceful place amidst the city with a plenty of trees and a scout campground. There are tree varieties from all over the world and a Great Banyan tree which almost spans an acre.
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A magnificent piece of Chola Empire's architectural ingenuity.
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