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Seasonal / Migratory birds flock travel to the lake at Karavetti that has the potential to be a significant in the state.

Now is the optimum time of the entire year to go bird watching… the weather is pleasant and seasonal birds have started to maneuver in. If you are getting excited looking towards spot an excellent range of seasonal birds, Karavetti or Vettukudi bird haven – a distance of 40 kms from the town – is the destination for a visit at this time of the season. That is one of the most important freshwater feeding grounds for seasonal birds. The city is encircled by several water bodies on the Chennai and Madurai expressways which are house to tens of thousands of birds who visit the city during the monsoon. The birds travel from various part of the planet.

Karavetti that is an hour’s travel from the town is recognized as second-largest haven in Tamil Nadu. November to February are ideal months to see the lake is loaded throughout the monsoon. It’s visiting population of around 50 variety of birds and the lake is house to a number of many different ducks which are nesting and breeding here. The seasonal species include black-winged stilt, white necked stork, spoonbill, open bill stork, red wattle lapwing, bar-headed goose, white winged scoter and grey heron.

Bird-watching is an interesting activity which is significantly practiced by fewer in the town.  A motorbike visit will experience the other smaller water bodies near Karavetti haven. The location is really an aesthetic treat because it is full of lavish greenery.

Ideal time for bird watching is early morning because this is time when most of the birds are pro-active.

Anyone planning to spend a night / evening, could get the accommodation at the government guest house and good hotels are also there.

Paul Morris is an entrepreneur, consultant and author. He is an advisor at Xpert Automation, a tech-based business incubator focused on scalable startups, and founder of ContentFy.

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Its Two Up Time – Come in Spinner!

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We only (legally) hear that sound once a year & that’s on ANZAC Day, the 25th of April each year. A lot of money passes hands on ANZAC Day as that’s Two Up time

Just in case you’re not an Aussie, here is the run down on ANZAC Day Two Up!

Two-Up is a traditional Australian gambling game played with pennies that get thrown into the air. Players stand in a circle on a small pitch or ring and a spinner is chosen & players gamble on whether the coins will fall with both (obverse) heads up, both (reverse) tails up, or with one coin a head, and one a tail (known as Odds). The spinner calls his bet and if the coins land on both heads the spinner has won. If the result is tails, the spinner loses. If it’s one of each (heads & tails), the spinner throws again. The toss is done with a small wooden paddle called a ‘kip’, which holds two coins.

Pennies are used because their weight, size & design make them perfect for the toss. In comparison the decimal currency are too small & light & cause tosses to fly away.

Two-Up most probably came from a popular game in the 18th Century played by the English & Irish poor folk. Two-Up as we know it is played with 2 coins. The older version was played by tossing a single coin into the air and wagering on the result. By the 1850s, the two-coin throw was being played on the goldfields and then quickly spread across the country.

Illegal Two-Up rings were cropping up all over the place. Crooked cops cast a blind eye to these activities, and often backed them. However, the popularity of Two-Up decreased with the introduction of slot machines post 1950.

During wartime Two-Up was played extensively by the Australian soldiers. After World War I Two-Up became a regular part of Anzac Day celebrations for returned soldiers. Legitimate games are played all over Australia. Brisbane honored ANZAC Day by building their largest Two-Up Ring. My personal favorite is the Goldfields, Western Australia. Kalgoorlie really knows how to put on a Two-Up game. Considering so many miners left from the Goldfields to go to war then returned to them afterwards, its not surprising that they make it an experience!

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How to locate your vehicle using your smartphone?

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You lost your car? You do not know where you parked it? We have all been faced with this situation, wandering around the car parks by pressing our key to locate our car looking for flashing headlights.

GPS and radio wave triangulation systems can be very expensive. Not to mention installation, the cost of activation (often high) and the monthly payments associated with the services you have subscribed to. For most of us, it is beyond our means.

You often forget your location? Good news ! This technology will solve all these problems . Thanks to a small gadget connected to a mobile application you will be able to find your car very easily!

What is it about?

It is the  Trackr , a small and discreet accessory – the size of a coin – that is revolutionizing the market.

But how does it work ?

It is very simple! This will take you less than five minutes to make it work. Simply connect the gadget to your smartphone and download the free app .

Then attach it to your keychain, wallet or other object that you want to be able to locate at any time. For your car for example, hide it inside the glove compartment .

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Then launch  the application on your mobile phone: you can then view your device on the card. If you lose your car, you just have to select the option ” find the device ” and you will immediately receive the geographical coordinates of the latter

Con Tracker potrai localizzare la tua auto in ogni momento
With the TrackR, you will be able to locate your car at any time.

In the following video, you will see how TrackR works in concrete terms :

How much will it cost me?

You are very sure that this device will cost you the eyes of the head … And well no! You can offer it for almost nothing. The price is just 27 € . Not bad when you know it will allow you to have peace of mind .

How do I get one?

It is very simple! Go to this site.

UPDATE
Limited time offer, buy 2 and get 1 FREE . Offer valid until Wednesday 21 February 2017

Other possible uses

You often lose your wallet? You regularly forget where you put your keys? Do you want to prevent your pet from escaping? With TrackR , you can locate your personal belongings at any time.

In summary :

  • Step 2: Connect the TrackR Bravo to your smartphone (iPhone or Android) and hide it inside your car (or attach it to any other object you want to find easily)
  • Step 3: Download the application and keep an eye on your valuables.

It’s that simple !!

IMPORTANT: It is quite normal for some pages to be in English during the launch in October. After this promotion the site will be fully translated but the price of TrackR will increase to 99 € instead of 27 €.

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What happens in our brain when we fall in love

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To fall in love is first of all to experience strong emotions, suddenly and in a perfectly uncontrollable way. But what happens in the brain?

An irrational phenomenon par excellence, the sentiment of love seems both universal and elusive. The Conversation France asked Yves Agid, Professor of Neurology, a neuroscience researcher, scientific director and founder of the Institute of the Brain and Spinal Cord (ICM) to explain what we know about Brain in love. And especially those internal deflagrations which escape us completely when we are “touched in the heart” (or in the brain, in this case), which science is trying to identify and qualify. Editor’s note: This text is based on the transcript of a video interview of Yves Agid carried out by the ICM.

A sudden phenomenon

To fall in love is first of all to experience strong emotions, suddenly and in a perfectly uncontrollable way . Strong acceleration of the heart, pallor, hot blow … are so many physical symptoms that manifest this influx of emotions that provokes the presence of the other, of the loving object. It is a sudden and transitory phenomenon. At that point, if you make a stop on images: what happens in the brain?

Let’s say you see someone for whom you have a sudden empathy, which you like very much. This information is conveyed in your brain through perceptions, whether visual, audible, tactile, etc. These perceptions are treated in regions of the brain that more specifically manage emotions. In the brain, there are specific circuits: some are in charge of motricity, others are intellect … and there are also the circuits assigned to the emotions.

What is interesting about the feeling of love is that it happens suddenly. You do not say “this man or woman has a beautiful blazer, his face pleases me …” You do not decide anything, rational analysis has nothing to do with your reaction. This is an automatic behavior. For neuroscientists, it is necessary to understand precisely which areas of the brain are activated, in humans, when they fall in love.

Lovers … like pigeons?

To simplify, the brain, this mass of gelatin (which weighs less than three pounds) is composed of an enormous peripheral layer: it is the cerebral cortex, which manages our non-automatic behaviors. But there are also, and above all, automatic behaviors such as walking, cycling, driving a car, all these things we do without thinking about them, which are essentially managed by very small structures at the base of the brain, The central gray nuclei (which represent only 1 / 50ᵉ of the cerebral mass).

Pigeons are almost devoid of cerebral cortex.

What is amazing is that the feeling of love seems to be justly managed by so small, so old, cerebral structures. In an intuitive way one could say that love is so complex and so subtle that it essentially solicits the cerebral cortex – a more recent territory that controls man’s most subtle mental activities, namely non-automatic behaviors, Like consciousness. In fact, not at all. Falling in love is more a matter of subconsciousness , that is, of the cerebral faculty which allows us to act, to think and to feel emotions in a non-conscious and therefore automatic way.

We have all already observed loving pigeons who are looting. Like us ! However, the pigeons have practically no cortex, but very developed central gray nuclei. Everything happens in these animals as well as in human beings: one “falls” in a brutal and unexpected way, automatically, subconsciously … probably with the contribution of the most primitive cerebral structures of the brain.

In a certain way, we behave like animals … In humans, however, we must qualify: we can oppose love-passion, which declares itself without warning, and the love that takes hold With time, when the partners got to know each other. But anyway, you do not decide to fall in love.

In all cases, one must remain cautious and not draw hasty conclusions: one has on one side love, which is translated by the most complex behaviors that are, from an emotional point of view, and The other is the function of the brain, which is extremely complicated too. Establishing relationships between the two is not easy, and there is still much to discover.

Proof by MRI

Science provides several experimental proofs of the role of the central gray nuclei in the sentiment of love: Andreas Bartels and Semir Zeki in London have thus received a number of couples deeply in love. They asked one of the two partners to go into an MRI. Let us suppose that it is a man: one observes then what happens in his brain when one shows him a series of photos of women: for the most part, they are unknowns, and from time to time there is a cliché of his Beloved. What lights up in his brain, at the sight of the one he loves, are the central gray nuclei!

These central gray nuclei, linked to the corresponding regions in the cerebral cortex, constitute a kind of road “node” that play a preferential role in automatic actions, while the cortex plays an essential role in the consciousness of non-automatic actions.

Thus, before the intellectualization, and sometimes the regrets associated with the feeling of love or passion, there is the brutal and uncontrollable arrival of love, in the form of strong emotions. In the first case, it is the cerebral cortex which contributes essentially, in the second, it is the central gray nuclei. In any case, it is the brain that triggers love …

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Hover Camera: the drone selfie public 100% self

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Hover is a very simple use of drone dedicated to taking selfies pictures or videos.

Founded by two graduates of the American University of Stanford then installed near the suppliers, the Chinese startup Zero Zero Robotics has introduced an innovative drone. Called “Hover Camera”, the product is a camera and a camera that an aircraft. As the name also suggests, it is intended primarily to hover, although it may also move.

The main scenario of the Hover Camera use is: you turn, you move anywhere in space, you let go into space, he immediately flies hover and film you or photography. It’s a bit like a camera up, but levitating.

Fruit of a startup specializing in robotics, the AR.Drone can operate completely autonomously. It loads to do this back-end position sensors, a front camera sensor and a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, with whom he analyzed the situation 1..000 times per second, to fly stably recognize faces and bodies, the frame and even follow them.

A mobile application nonetheless allows the radio control and trigger additional features, such as panning 360 degrees, with which it completes a full rotation on itself (but not a revolution around someone).

The device is decidedly mainstream. Ultra-compact and lightweight, ..

Ultra-compact and lightweight, it measures 182 x 132 x 32.5 mm 238 g, it is pliable and transported in a backpack or a bag. Its four rotors in a carbon fiber structure can grip the safely in flight. This is what it provides to be guided by a joystick or application. Finally be noted that the front sensor is 13 million pixels, he filmed in Ultra HD and it comes with a flash.

Hover Camera will be sold at a still unknown date, for a price of about $ 600.

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Facebook just made VR selfie sticks a thing

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During the second day of the Facebook F8 conference, the company showed the latest demonstration of its ToyBox prototype virtual reality software. But it offered a huge twist: VR selfies.

In his speech, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer put an Oculus Rift headset and met another person in virtual reality in a remote location. In the first version of this ToyBox demo we saw in October, which was a near real-time play tennis. But this time, after a short conversation, Schroepfer traveled with his friend in an immersive environment, 360 London.

Once there, the hacker played guide, showing the carrier Oculus on stage around a static image 360 degrees London. It was impressive because it showed the possibilities inherent to tourism VR. Using a system of this type, with a helmet Oculus, a local tour guide could give another person a complete tour of a place without anyone getting on an airplane.

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But no trip is complete without a autofoto, and that was when Facebook blew our minds. The hacker took a autofoto VR stick, which was a virtual mirror at the end, and put his head VR side of the head Schroepfer VR, which allows them to have an RV autofoto together in London from the comfort of your own remote environments.

And after autofoto VR, Facebook showed how users can post it on your Facebook page by dropping in a “mailbox” and watch the VR obtain beams in the sky (ending in the timeline).

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Of course, autofoto not show their real faces, but rare, polygonal drawings of their faces, but the show was nevertheless surprising. And it is likely a matter of time before they manage to get real faces in this type of environment – and that’s when things get really interesting. This demonstration was only a prototype and not available, but still … wow.

In recent weeks, Oculus has fueled anger in line because of problems with sending the first generation Oculus Rift. But today’s event can take at least a few users to rethink their impatience with the company and have another look. autofotos RVs are too cool to resist.

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10 underwater heavens for scuba diving

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THE BLUE HOLE:

It is a large underwater sinkhole along the coast of Belize.  Publicity was added to this site by Jacques Cousteau by declaring as one of the top ten scuba diving destinations in world. Crystal clear water and different species of fishes either in large groups or or nurse sharks or reef sharks are its other attraction for a diver.

GILI ISLAND:

Located in Indonesia has gained the reputation of “turtle capital of the world”. The underwater life here is composed of sea creatures such as green and hawksbill turtles, manta rays (rarely), bumphead parrotfish, black-tip and white tip reef sharks plus countless varieties of hard and soft corals.

SIPADAN:

The sole oceanic island of Malaysia. A place full of life. Its surrounding consist of both hard and soft corals as well as reef fish with cave systems, dolphins, bright coral and white tip reef sharks are its daily visuals. Hammerhead sharks leopard sharks are also seen here.

GREAT BARRIER REEF:

I don’t think that it needs any introduction here. All sea life is found here. On the coast of Australia, the world’s largest reef has thirty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises. During scuba diving you might encounter dwarf minke whale, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, and the humpback whale. About four hundred or coral reefs both hard and soft are found here.

HAWAII:

Another addition to diving destinations rigged with wildlife and reefs. The north area of this island have been made the largest marine reserve in the united states promising gat diving experience in the forth coming years.

MICRONESIA:

Such islands commonly posses’ one thing, the beauty enclosed in vibrancy of coral reef encircling the coast. Having a coastal area of over 90 miles it consists of 1000 types of fishes from barracuda to shark. It’s out of the way, cheaper and pristine.

COSTA RICA:

The shore of Costa Rica locks within giant groups of fish. Initiating the journey with eagle rays at Punta Gorda and then the adventure off to Murcielagos Island. One has the opportunity to see giant manta rays swimming and capture the bright tropical fish and beautiful coral reef.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA:

Once a diamond for divers of Australia and South Pacific is now one of the top listed diving destinations. Despite your taste, from deep drops and shallow reefs, private lagoons and atolls and perhaps best of all.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR:

It is a lot more than spot for scientific discovery. Here scuba divers have the opportunity to roam freely with tortoises, penguins and a host of other wildlife. Have once in a lifetime experience of watching tortoises, penguins and a host of other wildlife in action.

THE RED SEA EGYPT:

With overindulged sea life, unique to the region, load of reef with variance makes Red Sea one of the divergent scuba diving destinations. From Sharm El Sheikh to the wrecks at Sha’ab Abu Nuhas to the Thistlegorm and Ras Mohammed the experience of scuba diving is breathtaking everywhere.

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Giant squid caught by net fisherman off Japan

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The story published about the discovery of a giant radioactive squid on the beach of Southern California this past Thursday was totally fake.

However, this week in Japan a real life giant squid was actually found in a fisherman’s net which unfortunately faced death on its way to the beach.

The squid in made up story was said to be 160 feet long and it was said that its huge size was due to the radiation being drained into the Pacific ever since after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Radioactive growth although is alarming and proved to be when it secured a place in the headline above the main story with fake photoshoped images and quotes from experts which don’t even exist.

Despite some of the believers of the lightly braised turnip website, it was proven to be a myth.

And with the capturing of a giant squid at Sadogashima Island, though squid hunts are rare, is quite more convincing.

According to the Japan Times, the male squid measures 12 feet and weighs around 330 pounds. The followed up Japanese-language video shows the capture on display and being measured by some scientist.

Giant squid are vague species that mostly occupy ocean depths. They are believed to have procreated sea monster myths in ancient times and have been labeled as voracious beast in novels and films.

They are about 40 feet and usually weigh around a ton.

A giant squid was first recorded live in 2006 by Japanese scientists who used a baited hook to haul up a 24-foot squid- Smithsonian Ocean Portal.

Scientists from Japan’s National Science Museum and a Discovery Channel team filmed a giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time in 2012.

It was tempted to view by camera using glow, lowers designed of mimic sea jellies, which are said to signal squid that other food is nearby.

The capture on Wednesday was by a fisherman Shigenori Goto, told the Japan Times that it was found in a net used to catch buri yellowtail at a depth of 310 feet.

According to the video description, the massive creature is being studied at the Fisheries Ocean Research Institute in Niigata Prefecture.

Surely, some people will associate this rare catch with the Fukushima disaster.

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Exceptionally rare conjoined whales found in Mexico

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Mexico City: Fisherman found a conjoined pair off gray whale calves northwestern Mexican Lagoon. This discovery is entitled by marine biologists of government as “exceptionally rare”.

The 13 foot long siamese whales were dead on their discovery at Ojo de Liebre lagoon, opening to the Baja California peninsula.

National Natural Protected Areas Commission (CONANP) verified the discovery on Monday.

The half-ton species were joined at the waist with separate heads and tails- Benito Bermudez, marine biologist and CONANP’s regional manager.

He described the discovery as ‘exceptionally rare, without any prior of its type’.

Scientists are studying the whales and have planned to look for any other case in whales.

Hundreds of gray whales migrate from the Bering Sea to the warmer regions of Baja California, attracting tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of them.

Almost around 1,200 gray whales were spotted in the region in the 2012-2013 season.

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London: Dogs in back of the steering wheel! Animal specialists in New Zealand are training dogs the way to drive and it required the three dogs just two months to expert the basics. The dogs at first come to understand to drive a wood made cart and after that managed to graduate to a modified Mini in which they seated on their haunches in the driver’s seat and their feet on the steering wheel. Their feet move on expansion levers which are connected to the accelerator and the brake pedal when their foot rests on the gearstick. An animal survival team in New Zealand trained the dogs to find in back of the steering wheel in an effort to present the public how brilliant they are, the Daily Mail reported. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will place them to the experiment in a live transmission coming Monday. The dogs have been coached in exclusively made wooden carts which they have been driving around an inside examine lab. Mark Vette, the animal instructor who is training the dogs, said in a preview of the show that they handled the coaching like a ‘film shoot’, in reference to his work in the films.

“We coach the dogs to do various activities, touching is the initial point and after that we train them to feel the various things with the right foot and left foot,” he said. “They’ve all come through at this stage and they’re all proceeding truly well,” he said.

The dogs that were selected were Porter, a 10-month old Beardie Cross, Monty, an 18-month-old Schnauzer Cross, and Ginny, a one year-old Beardie Whippet Cross. All of them had been saved by the SPCA. The organization expectations that the public will be so amazed with the animals that they will take up them and others like them. “I believe oftentimes people imagine because they’re having an animal that’s been deserted that somehow it’s a second-class animal,” SPCA Auckland Chief executive Christine Kalin said.

“The dogs have obtained remarkable things in two short month of coaching, which actually shows with the right atmosphere just how much possible all dogs from the SPCA have as family pets,” kalin said.

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