Monday, March 28, 2011

Just a click to get all Earth data!

Just at the click of a mouse button, you can now get all of Earth’s data, thanks to researchers who have developed a software which reveals all historical and geological information about our planet. The free software, called GPlates1.0, developed by an international team led by Sydney University, a llows anyone to easily visualise the Earth’s tectonic plates, continents and oceans far back in geological time.


"It’s a little bit like having Google Earth with a time slider," said Prof Dietmar Müller at the University of Sydney’s School of Geosciences.

"You ask the software to show you, for example, how the supercontinent Pangaea and the large oceans surrounding it were assembled 200 million years ago. It delivers that by calculating the probable positions, orientations and motions of the tectonic plates through time," he added.

GPlates does much more than merely visualise the appearance of the Earth’s surface.

Its users can reconstruct the topography of the continents and the oceans through time and then use that geological and geographic data as a boundary condition for a range of computer simulations from recreations of past climates to simulations which unravel the evolution of the Earth’s hot interior.

In another promising application, the software may be used to help locate oil, natural gas and mineral deposits far below the Earth’s surface, say its developers.

"In the long term, our goal is to expand its capability even further, linking the desktop software to remote databases and allowing it to automatically download a diversity of geodata and detailed map images depending on how far the user zooms in. It will essentially be a virtual geological observatory," said Prof Müller.

Press Trust Of India

Posted via email from Akshay Dake

Free AntiVirus Software For Android Tablet, Phones

Considering the ever-lasting Tablet war, it becomes all the more obvious for the Anti-virus companies to step in and provide their Anti Virus applications to run on various Tablets ensuring their security from any Virus program or file.
Here, we take into account, the Android tablets. Following the enormous success of AVG Mobilation Anti-Virus Free for Smartphones, AVG has now released state-of-the-art security software designed specifically for Android tablets. Right After the Kaspersky offering security suite to Android devices, AVG is now offering their Antivirus for Android tablets which can be downloaded for free. Its named as “AVG Mobilation for Android”.
  • scans apps, settings, data and media files in real time(before downloading them from market or internet) for viruses and other malware.
  • Automatic scans can be run weekly, daily, or on demand
  • It can also locate lost or stolen tablets remotely and you can remove the important information before something happens seriously
  • You can also backup contacts, call logs, bookmarks, messages and applications installed to SD card. These backups occur automatically at scheduled intervals
  • the ‘app locker’ can protect any app passwords kept on your phone to prevent children from using certain applications or accessing your data.
  • Basic protection from SMS Spammers
Android tablet users can now enjoy peace of mind  knowing their valuable data and device are protected thanks to cloud-based technology that’s simple to use, always up-to-date, and light on device resources and battery life.
Owners of Android Tablets can download the product from the Android Market by simply searching for ‘AVG’ and download directly to their device or get it here.