Feb 21, 2008

Russian novel

As a book-freak I always admire Russian literature, specially novel. One of my all time favorites is "How the steel was tempered", I can't pronounce its original Russian name though. I first read the Bangla translation which is titled as "Eeshpaat" that means 'steel ' in Bangla, published from Raduga publishers . I was searching for the english translation for long and at last I found it on this web site.

I was so mesmorized by this story that I almost fell in love with Pavel Korchagin (the central character of the novel ). The story is a fictionalized autobiography of the author Nikolai Ostrovsky.
As it depicts the period of Bolshevik movement, we can clearly understand that this book is not much available nowadays, not even in amazon.com !

I also found many other books which I liked during my school days.
Now I am being a bit nostalgic finding them after such a long time !!

Feb 18, 2008

Escenic sponsors WALCOM 2008

Workshop on Algorithms and Computation - 2008.. held in BUET on February 7-8 was sponsored by three major software companies of Bangladesh and Escenic is one of them. We feel proud to be a part of the workshop and serve the professors from home and abroad.
The closing ceremony was held on Efes restaurant,Gulshan. Masud Hassan sir anchored the whole program . We got the opportunity to meet with his adviser Dr Alejandro Lopez who came from university of waterloo..he told us that he liked Bangladesh and going to buy a 'saree' as souvenir for his wife!
Although we had the fear to be attacked by bird flu virus it could not hold our boys back from eating a lot of chicken fries !!! The buffet dinner was not bad at all...and above all we got to meet our friends and teachers all under the same roof after a long time .

IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine

the first issue of ieee women in engineering magazine has been launched. though we cannot read it online yet, but we can download the pdf version free of cost through this link WIE.

as it says on its home page "The new WIE Magazine will disseminate information to help recruit, retain and foster the growth of women in engineering at all stages of their careers. We are seeking to profile exciting engineering careers and the people in these positions to show young engineers the unimaginable possibilities that engineering can bring."

hope it will be able to become a fine platform for women engineers to express their views and ideas.

Math on Display

Visualizations of mathematics create remarkable artwork

Julie J. Rehmeyer

"The Science News article covers selections from a recent exhibit, where over 40 artists gathered to show their work and the math behind it...."

Visualizing Electronic Health Records With Google-Earth for Body

IBM researchers develop 3-D visualization tool for electronic health records

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Fly like a Fly

The common housefly executes exquisitely precise and complex aerobatics with less computational might than an electric toaster

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Grand Challenges for Engineering

do you think these are the only challenges ? or the challenges could be prioritized better ? or there can be other challenging issues which are more critical then listed ones ?

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