Category: Events

IGEM 2010: Hitachi Tree

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During my visit to IGEM 2010, one of the thing attracts me is at the Hitachi pavillon. There’s huge wall at Hitachi pavilion and on that wall there is big picture of “Hitachi Tree”. The “Hitachi Tree” is a big tree “spreading its roots on the ground, spreading its boughs, producing flowers of various colors and bearing fruit” which symbolizes the Hitachi Group’s integrated ability, growth potential and varied and vigorous business. Now with the “green” vibes spreading out through the world, this tree also symbolize the Hitachi’s appreciations to everything green. This show in their line of integrated products. For more info on Hitachi Tree

http://www.hitachi.com/hitachitree/en/profile/index.html

Earth Hour 2010: How many we could save in 1 hour? (theoretically)

I bet many people was wondering how much we save during the 1 hour we switch off our light. Well…this is based on my novice calculation.

Let say 1 billion user pledge to switch off 1 60Watts light bulb for 1 hour

60 x 1 billion x 1 hour = 60 billion Watts  = 60 million kWH

1 kwH roughly produce 16.44 pounds of CO2 emission

so, 60 millions x 16.44 pounds CO2 = 986,400,000 pounds of CO2 or 447,423.51 metric tonnes of CO2.

we need 2,700,000 trees to offset this carbon per year!!

Well, how much is 1 tonnes of CO2 worth

One tonne of carbon dioxide gas would fill a cube over 8 metres high.

Because we can relate to this illustration physically it provides a better sense of scale than the abstract number itself. Breaking large volumes up into discrete quantities (such as a number of one-tonne cubes) makes comparison easier. As viewers, we sometimes struggle to compare volumes, but we are very adept at comparing discrete quantities (numbers) of things.

http://carbonquilt.org/about/carbon

1 tonnes of CO2 emission will increase the global temperature about  0.0000000000015 degrees celcius

Until now, it has been difficult to estimate how much climate will warm in response to a given carbon dioxide emissions scenario because of the complex interactions between human emissions, carbon sinks, atmospheric concentrations and temperature change. Matthews and colleagues show that despite these uncertainties, each emission of carbon dioxide results in the same global temperature increase, regardless of when or over what period of time the emission occurs.

These findings mean that we can now say: if you emit that tonne of carbon dioxide, it will lead to 0.0000000000015 degrees of global temperature change. If we want to restrict global warming to no more than 2 degrees, we must restrict total carbon emissions – from now until forever – to little more than half a trillion tonnes of carbon, or about as much again as we have emitted since the beginning of the industrial revolution.

“Most people understand that carbon dioxide emissions lead to global warming,” says Matthews, “but it is much harder to grasp the complexities of what goes on in between these two end points. Our findings allow people to make a robust estimate of their contribution to global warming based simply on total carbon dioxide emissions.

via GLobalWarmingBlog

carbon footprint calculator – http://www.carbonify.com/carbon-calculator.htm

to be continued….

Sign up for the biggest Microsoft Product Launch of the year!!

It’s the event that I have been this year. The biggest and coolest product ever. MS Exchange 2010 and Windows 7. wooohhooooo!!! I’m going to collect all the tshirts and freebies. hehe

Join your peers at the largest Microsoft product launch of the year!
Celebrate the launch of Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Microsoft®Exchange Server 2010 on 24 November 2009 and discover how these new tools can help you meet the challenges of efficiency head-on.

You’ll also get to meet Microsoft experts and partners, network with your peers and get some hands-on time with our new range of products that offer the following benefits:

• Get more from existing systems with interoperable solutions that work together.
• Simplify IT infrastructure management to lower costs and manage compliance demands.
• Build on existing skills, with new innovations based on familiar Microsoft processes and interfaces.
• Connect people to information using products with advanced features.

Time is running out so REGISTER NOW. We’ve got netbooks to give away to the lucky 3,777th, 4,777th & 5,777th registrant*!

More great reasons to attend this event:

Four exciting afternoon tracks including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Unified Communications, Developer Tools
FREE Hands-On Labs!
Limited edition Windows 7 t-shirts* for every 77th registrant
Evaluation copies of Windows 7, limited evaluation copies of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (Release Candidate) will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis
Exchange 2010 t-shirts for lucky track session participants
Participate in our onsite contests and stand a chance to win more netbooks & other great prizes


*Winners of the netbooks & t-shirts will be contacted individually through email and will need to be present at The New Efficiency Launch to collect their prizes.

Who should come
IT Professionals, Developers and Technology Decision Makers.

Click here for registration

Feed the Fasting Programme 2008

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Ramadhan adalah bulan yang mulia…
Berkongsilah kegembiraan anda bersama mereka…
Ingatilah mereka yang serba kekurangan…
Sinarilah Ramadhan mereka dengan sedikit sumbangan…
“BANTULAH MEREKA BERBUKA”

Feed the Fasting Programme 2008 Poster
Feed the Fasting Programme 2008 Poster

Feed the Fasting Programme 2008 or FFP is an annual programme run by Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) a part of Islamic Relief Worldwide. Islamic Relief Worldwide (“IR”) established in 1984 with its operational headquarters in Birmingham, United Kingdom. IR is a non-governmental and non-political humanitarian aid organization.

COME JOIN US AND HELP MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

SRC: Paintball & Tug of War

During last last weekend, a Paintball & Tug of War tournament was held at bukit jalil. The event was organized by RNZ SRC to commemorate RNZ 15th anniversary. It was the biggest event so far and have drawn almost all RNZ staff to the event. Some of the SELECTED shots from the event 😉