Sunday, January 28, 2018

An inspirational story behind the developer of Pakistan's first horizontal six-blade automatic wind turbine

Today we want you to meet an inspiring individual, Muhammad Akhter who never happens to attend any college or university, yet he may get a Doctorate degree anytime soon! NUST college of EME, UET Taxila, and Islamic University of Islamabad have already recommended him for an Honorary PHD degree.
Muhammad Akhter has attended only middle school and guess what? He has developed Pakistan's first horizontal six-blade automatic wind turbine for generating wind power! He has launched over 500 high quality turbines and also manufactured electronic hydraulic speed governor and testing rig. The latest wind turbine is supported by first of its kind long feed speed governor and multi-stage generator which have also been developed by Mr. Akhtar, who runs his workshop near University of Engineering of Technology, Taxila. He has been developing Hydroelectric Tribunes from has 30 years, yet the Cost Effectiveness is the major factor that distinguishes his Tribunes from the rest.


According to him, he has explained to Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) of Pakistan that the last Tribune model which was built in 1848, he will make it with less accessories. He will remove accessories like Wicket gear, Spiral Casing, connecting rod and regulating ring etc. due to which their number would be four time less and this will reduce the price too with the same ratio. He acted upon his plan and he succeeded in that.

His tribune happens to be the first ever wind tribune of the world which was used horizontally. Usually such kind of tribunes works vertically, the one exported from China was also vertical, but it couldn't even work for an hour. However, his tribune has been running for over five thousand hours and is still working up to the mark.
He stated that according to Global Wind Energy Council estimates Pakistan could generate up to 50,000 megawatts of electricity from wind. The recurring cost of electricity produced through wind, he added, was almost zero. The wind corridor is 60 kilometers wide between the cities of Gharo and old port of Keti Bandar and it extends 180km upwards to Hyderabad.  

His small workshop in Taxila came under spotlight in November 2008 when the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) awarded him gold medal for his inventions in hydropower generation. Despite the fact that Akhter has been awarded many medals, yet he is running short of funds every passing day. His burden of loans is increasing. It is worth noting that he sold his land for Three Million and spent all his money on the Research and Development of his project. 

Muhammad Akhter, is a simple man leading a simple lifestyle. He can be spotted sitting on the ground around his workers, having his lunch. People like Muhammad Akhter are indeed the true pride of Pakistan! Having received no proper education after middle school still working his best and investing his valuable time for the betterment of his country.

As Bruce Lee said,

'It doesn't matter you were bornas Legend But what does matter is Legendary End. Think About It.'

However, he needs funds rather than awards from the Government. He needs financial support to invest on the development of wind tribune construction and development and to keep his projects running.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Check Out Best Cheap Travel Destinations In The World

Are you planning a wild trip? Check out places which you have never considered before. The most unexpected and exciting travel is waiting for you in exotic and cheap places.

Budget-Friendly Travel Destinations Around the World

Traveling around the world is a dream of many people. Today it became trendy to visit exotic countries or islands with paradise views. While people are dreaming of visiting Rome, Paris, Venice, others are enjoying bungalows in Thailand or rocky mountains in Georgia. Is it possible to make an incredible and cheap trip? Yes, traveling doesn't require savings anymore.

Planning

Before planning your cheap vacations, it is important to learn a few tips and tricks. Subscribe social public where you can monitor cheap flights and promotions. This will help you to save money on far holiday destinations. It also makes sense to set up a list of necessary minimum which you can carry on as a cabin luggage to avoid paying full price. You may also want to book a hotel or Airbnb apartment beforehand.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful places to visit. This is a paradise of palms, surfers waves, dolphins, whales, abandoned beaches, tasty food, and friendly people. Sri Lanka demands at least ten days to visit the most beautiful sightseeing peaks. The beauty of the island lies in the fact that there you can find almost everything including transparent water, white sand, surfers communities, and mountains covered with tea plantations. What makes the travel cheap is train tickets. For $1 - $5 you can cross the island in luxury seats or the open door.

Bali

This is another paradise. In spite of the high popularity of the destination among tourist here, you can find a personal villa with a garden and a kitchen for $20 per day. Bali is modern and doesn't have so-called "Asia" in it. There are good roads, cheap bikes, nice European bars with Asian prices, amazing nature, and loud parties. You may want to visit a beach with black sand. 



Cape Town, South Africa

This is a cheap, colorful, tropical, and wild traveling destination for those whose dream was to visit Africa. There you can find beautiful colorful houses, good beaches, great weather, wine, and safaris, not to mention the awesome blend of European and African cultures. Cape town is far away to go on holidays, but this is one of the best destinations for your money.


Vietnam

Today this is the modern country which is worth visiting not only because of cheap holiday resorts. Here you won't find beautiful beaches. You can manage a motorbike trip from Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon) with skyscrapers to Hanoi with street side bars which serve fresh Bia Pho beer for $0.25. A trip to Halong Bay may appear expensive but it worth it. 

Ecuador

Latin America is scary and dangerous, except Ecuador. This is an incredible country where you can have a great vacation in Andes Mountains, Galapagos Islands, Amazon Rain forest, and places to surf. Here you can combine summer and winter sports and have an incredible experience.

Krakow and Lviv

If you are looking for cheap places to go on holiday, then think about the east of Europe. Here you find beautiful architecture, narrow streets, tasty food and low prices. Lviv is a Ukrainian city, and Krakow is Polish city where you can enjoy the beauty of ancient spirit and friendly people. For Jazz music lovers there is a festival called Alfajazz where you can listen to Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, and other legends for only $30-100 or for free in a park zone. 



Budapest

This is a European city which has an ancient history, perfect views, and cheap baths experiences. Their beer is cheap; the food is tasty, the holiday here is excellent. You can meet people from all around the world here and have an interesting bar experience. It is recommended to find Airbnb apartment to experience all the beauty of old buildings from the inside.

Mestia and Svaneti

This is a dream vacation for skiers, snowboarders, and free riders. The most incredible mountain views are here. Not only this place is cheap, but also modern and fully equipped for both freeride and traditional ski tracks. For $50 per week, you get ski passes to all of the lifts. Incredible views, an absence of people and lines, fluffy show, tasty food, wine and cheap accommodation will make your skiing or snowboarding experience unforgettable. In summer people come here to enjoy mountains, fresh air and bike ride through mountains. 

Authored By Nicole Cowart
Nicole Cowart is a freelance blogger and writer at eduzaurus.com With his traveling experience, she can work as a personal guide in the wildest places in the world."

Sunday, January 7, 2018

How Artificial Intelligence can be dangerous for Humans in Future ?

So, few days back while scrolling down my newsfeed a video, which turned out to be a clip from a short film called "slaughter bots", made me jot this piece down to express my thoughts. The video that took the internet by storm features the killer robots that are capable of using facial recognition technique to identify their target and slaughter them!


The short film was released back in November 2017 by an Artificial Intelligence scientist of University of California, Stuart Russell. The basic purpose of the movie was to highlight the fact that building such killer bots is a bad idea and it shouldn't be encouraged. It threw light on the adverse effects of advanced Artificial Intelligence and the formation of weapons powered by AI. The movie comes to an end with half the kids at a university's political lecture being killed by these bots for their ideological views! The film is a part of the movement Campaign Against Killer Robots.  The campaign released the movie with the hope that it will pressurize the United Nations to outlaw lethal robots under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). 



As I scrolled through the comments under the video I couldn't help noticing the fear in people that raised due to the clip. Majority people referred to the fact the technology, even when designed for good, has been used to cause destruction to mankind. Even though this is film narrative, any government could issue millions of these killer bots to reduce population and assert total control over the remaining population. Professor Stuart himself said,

"This short film is more than just speculation, it shows the results of integrating and miniaturizing technologies that we already have. I've worked in AI for more than 35 years. Its potential to benefit humanity is enormous, even in defense. But allowing machines to choose to kill humans will be devastating to our security and freedom - thousands of my fellow researchers agree."
The release coincided with the UN's Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland and one thing worth noting is that the world's three largest arms exporters, the Russia, China, and US have all shown signs of interest in unmanned weapons systems. There persists a fear that there could be an arms race to construct a fully autonomous militarized AI. Well one of the possibility, as to why applications like Facebook, Snapchat etc. are building databases using facial recognition is that the datasets can then be used to facilitate technologies like these. (We hope not, though!) 

It is also notable that CEOs, Researchers, and high-profile individuals like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk signed an open letter in July calling for the banning of military AI, and warning of its dangers ti humanity.

Authored By Muneeba Anwar
"Muneeba Anwar is a Built-In-Geek & Tech Enthusiast who finds solace in reading and writing about latest technologies. She keeps a close eye on happenings in the world of technology and absolutely love to write on tech-related and geeky stuff. You can reach her out at hunain.shah@hotmail.com"