ISSN

Dear friends, you must have seen the some strange lengthy number written as ISSN in a journal or periodical. Do you know its significance? Let us discuss:

ISSN is an abbreviation of “International Standard Serial Number”. Any publication that does not have a defined end like periodicals, journals or newspaper can be assigned an ISSN. It consists of 8 digits.

ISBN

Dear friends, you must have seen the some strange lengthy number written as ISBN most probably at the back cover of a book. Do you know its significance? Let us discuss:

ISBN is an abbreviation of “International Standard Book Number”. ISBNs used to be of  10 digits in length up to the end of December 2006, but since January 1st, 2007 they have consisted of 13 digits. Continue reading “ISBN”

Discovery of “Smallest-ever Exoplanet”

A team of astronomers at NASA claimed that they have discovered the smallest-ever rocky planet outside our solar system. It is named “Kepler-10b. The planet has a size of of 1.4 times, and mass 4.6 times the size of the earth. It has an average density of 8.8 gm per cubic cm.

The discovery is based on 8 months of data collected by the spacecraft from May 2009, to January, 2010.

Motorala split into two entities

Motorala split into two entities:

a) Motorala mobility which will deal with handsets and set-top boxes,

b) Motorala Solutions which will sell police radios and bar code scanners to government and business customers.