Friday, 1 February 2013

WORLD's HIGHEST BRIDGE

SIDUHE BRIDGE, CHINA
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The Sidu River Bridge (Siduhe Bridge) is a 1,222 m-long (4,009 ft) suspension bridge crossing the valley of the Sidu River near Yesanguan in Badong County of the Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China. The bridge was designed by CCSHCC Second Highway Consultants Company, Ltd. and built at a cost of 720 million yuan (approximately US$100 million). It opened to traffic on November 15, 2009.

SIDUHE BRIDGE










CarriesG50 Shanghai–Chongqing Expressway
CrossesSidu River
Localenear Yesanguan town, Badong County,
Hubei, China
DesignerCCCC Second Highway Consultants Co. Ltd
DesignSuspension bridge
Total length1,222 m (4,009 ft)
Width24.5 m (80 ft)
Longest span900 m (3,000 ft)
OpenedNovember 15, 2009


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Thursday, 31 January 2013

WORLD's TALLEST BUILDING (TOWER)

BURJ KHALIFA, DUBAI
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(Arabic: برج خليفة‎, "Khalifa tower"), known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).

Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010,[1][9] and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) development called Downtown Dubai at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district. The tower's architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer.The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea.

In March 2009, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of the project's developer, Emaar Properties, said office space pricing at Burj Khalifa reached US$4,000 per sq ft (over US$43,000 per m²) and the Armani Residences, also in Burj Khalifa, sold for US$3,500 per sq ft (over US$37,500 per m²). He estimated the total cost for the project to be about US$1.5 billion.


Burj Khalifa



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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

WORLD's MOST EXCLUSIVE BED

Baldacchino Supreme : $6.3 Million




Lacquered, patinated and sponge batted bed and canopy, curved and 107 kg of solid 24ct along with small decorative applications in gold leaf detail, headboard in capitonnè (handmade too). All 100% made & designed 100% made in Italy and the U.K. certificated. Structure is all in chestnut wood and curving (100% handmade) are ash wood. Fabric is Italian silk and cotton with no burn certification. Headboard can be customized with diamonds buttons or other different stone that customer can wish. Structure of canopy’s edges are in cherrywood.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

WORLD's MOST EXPENSIVE PHONE



Iphone 4S Elite Gold


The most unique mobile phone ever created with a total construction cost of $9.45 million. The bezel is handmade from rose with approx 500 individual flawless diamonds which total over 100ct. The rear section is formed using 24ct gold with the added touch of its 24ct gold Apple logo and 53 diamonds. The main navigation is made from gold which holds a single cut 8.6ct diamond. Also included is a rare 7.4ct single cut Flawless pink diamond which can replace the existing one. The chest is made from solid Platinum with polished pieces of original Dinosaur bone from the T-REX along with rare stones such as Opal ,Pietersite, Charoite, Rutile Quartz, Star Sunstone. The handset is 64gb and only 2 edition ever made!

Monday, 28 January 2013

WORLD's TALLEST STATUE

THE SPRING TEMPLE BUDDHA, CHINA
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When the 25 m (82 ft) pedestal/building it is placed upon is taken into account, the monument has a total height of 153 m (502 ft). As of October 2008, the hill on which the statue stands is being reshaped to form two further pedestals, the upper one being 15 m tall. The total height of the monument is now said to be 208 m (682 ft).





WORLD's TALLEST STATUE
WORLD's TALLEST STATUE
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The project as a whole was estimated to cost around $55 million, $18 million of which being spent on the statue. It was originally estimated to consist of 1,100 pieces of copper cast, with a total weight of 1,000 tonnes. Beneath the statue is a Buddhist monastery.
Plans for the construction of the Spring Temple Buddha were announced soon after the 2001 demolition of the Bamiyan Buddhas by the Taliban in Afghanistan. China has condemned the systematic destruction of the Buddhist heritage of Afghanistan.
The Spring Temple Buddha derives its name from the nearby Tianrui hot spring, which spews water at 60°C and is renowned in the area for its curative properties. The Foquan Temple, built during the Tang dynasty, houses the "Bell of Good Luck", placed on top of Dragon Head peak. This bronze bell weighs 116 tons.

Friday, 25 January 2013

WORLD's MOST EXPENSIVE CHOCOLATE

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The CHOCOPOLOGIE is handmade and is founded by Danish Chef and chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt. He is the finest chocolatier and has also won awards for his talent in chocolate making. This most expensive chocolate is made of 70 percent of valrhona cocoa, blended into a creamy ganache with truffle oil and then hand rolled with a dark truffle inside and dusted with cocoa power. Price: $ 2,600 per 450 grams

CHOCOPOLOGIE


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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

WORLD's MOST LUXURIOUS AIRCARFT

BMW presents Bond-style 787 cabin concept for Russian tycoon

Boeing Business Jets approached DesignworksUSA and challenged the firm to create a conceptual 787 aircraft interior for a fictitious, affluent, Russian client in his mid-thirties.
BMW DesignworksUSA 787BBJ entrance
How times have changed since your common or garden Russian official had only the fearsome four-engine Ilyushin Il-62 from which to survey his dominion.
DesignworksUSA says it sat down with a blank sheet of paper and endeavoured to describe a day in the life of the owner, to examine the needs of a client that spends a significant amount of time traveling across the globe and needs an aircraft that can function as a second, luxurious home.





Saturday, 19 January 2013

CONCEPT SUPER YACHT

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This is a high performance, streamlined, 38 meter, open, super yacht has a total of over 14,000 horsepower and can break speeds over 50 knots. It consists of four spacious bedrooms, a grand stateroom, heads, reception, salon, and generous crew cabins.Eduard Gray’s high-performance 38m yacht concept with twin-turbo V12 launching it to a top speed of 230mph and even a garage !!
SC 122 - YACHT















Length-38M
Width-7.5M
Draft-1.4M
Weight-120T
Fuel-20000L
Water-3000L
Power-14000 hp
Speed-50 knots

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

RECURSIVE FUNCTION

It is possible for the functions to call themselves. A function is called ‘recursive’ if a statement within the body of a function calls the same function. Sometimes called ‘circular definition’, recursion is thus the process of defining something in terms of itself.
Let us now see a simple example of recursion. Suppose we want to calculate the factorial value of an integer. As we know, the factorial of a number is the product of all the integers between 1 and that number. For example, 4 factorial is 4 * 3 * 2 * 1.

main( )
{
   int a, fact ;
   printf ( "\nEnter any number " ) ;
   scanf ( "%d", &a ) ;
   fact = factorial ( a ) ;
   printf ( "Factorial value = %d", fact ) ;
}
factorial ( int x )
{
   int f = 1, i ;
   for ( i = x ; i >= 1 ; i-- )
   f = f * i ;
   return ( f ) ;
}


And here is the output...
Enter any number 3
Factorial value = 6


Following is the recursive version of the function to calculate the factorial value.
main( )
{
   int a, fact ;
   printf ( "\nEnter any number " ) ;
   scanf ( "%d", &a ) ;
   fact = rec ( a ) ;
   printf ( "Factorial value = %d", fact ) ;
}
rec ( int x )
{
   int f ;
   if ( x == 1 )
      return ( 1 ) ;
   else
      f = x * rec ( x - 1 ) ;
   return ( f ) ;
}


Now the output is
Enter any number 5
Factorial value = 120

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

FUNCTION CALLS : Call by value and Call by reference

Two types of function calls—call by value and call by reference. Arguments can
generally be passed to functions in one of the two ways:
(a) sending the values of the arguments
(b) sending the addresses of the arguments


In the first method the ‘value’ of each of the actual arguments in the calling function is copied into corresponding formal arguments of the called function. With this method the changes made to the formal arguments in the called function have no effect on the values of actual arguments in the calling function. The following program illustrates the ‘Call by Value’.

main( )
{
   int a = 10, b = 20 ;
   swapv ( a, b ) ;
   printf ( "\na = %d b = %d", a, b ) ;
}
swapv ( int x, int y )
{
   int t ;
   t = x ;
   x = y ;
   y = t ;
   printf ( "\nx = %d y = %d", x, y ) ;
}

The output of the above program would be:


x = 20 y = 10
a = 10 b = 20

Note that values of a and b remain unchanged even after exchanging the values of x and y.

In the second method (call by reference) the addresses of actual arguments in the calling function are copied into formal arguments of the called function. This means that using these addresses we would have an access to the actual arguments and hence we would be able to manipulate them. The following program illustrates this fact.

main( )
{
   int a = 10, b = 20 ;
   swapr ( &a, &b ) ;
   printf ( "\na = %d b = %d", a, b ) ;
}
swapr( int *x, int *y )
{
   int t ;
   t = *x ;
   *x = *y ;
   *y = t ;
}

The output of the above program would be:

a = 20  b = 10
 

Note that this program manages to exchange the values of a and b using their addresses stored in x and y.

Friday, 11 January 2013

GOLD LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR

The gold-coated Aventador is currently on display at Lamborghini Miami…and it can be yours for just $550,000 USD. A careful auto wrap job takes around 40 hours of diligent (and likely frustrating!) work to create. The gold foil wrap over the Aventador took an astounding 70 days


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

WORLD's MOST EXPENSIVE MOTORHOME RV

Sky Lounge of Elemment Palazzo
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An Austrian based company Marchi Mobile GmbH, makes what appears to be one of the most expensive motor homes in the world. $3,000,000 gets you the latest in automotive technologies and creature comforts.


 









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Friday, 4 January 2013

VIRTUAL FUNCTION

A virtual function is a member function that is declared within a base class and redefined by a derived class. To create virtual function, precede the function’s declaration in the base class with the keyword virtual. When a class containing virtual function is inherited, the derived class redefines the virtual function to suit its own needs.
Base class pointer can point to derived class object. In this case, using base class pointer if we call some function which is in both classes, then base class function is invoked. But if we want to invoke derived class function using base class pointer, it can be achieved by defining the function as virtual in base class, this is how virtual functions support run-time polymorphism.

Consider following program code:


Class Base
{
        int a;
        public:
        Base()
        {
                 a = 1;
        }
        virtual void show()
        {
                 cout <<a;
        }
};

Class Drive: public Base
{
         int b;
         public:
         Drive()
         {
                b = 2;
         }
         virtual void show()
         {
                cout <<b;
         }
};

int main()
{
           Base *pBase;
           Drive oDrive;
           pBase = &oB;
           pBase->show();
           return 0;
}

Output is 2

since pBase points to object of Drive and show() is virtual in base class Base.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

TIPS FOR WOMEN DRIVE SAFELY

Safety tips for women drivers


The recent gang rape in Delhi has highlighted the appalling safety offered by public transport in our cities. However, women who drive their own vehicles are equally at risk from being assaulted or robbed. Here are some tips women can follow to stay safe on the road.

1. Learn the basics: Apart from learning to drive, it is important that the driver does a few basic checks before driving off to avoid unwanted stops. 
• A simple glance to check that all tyres are properly inflated can save you a lot of trouble. 
• Make sure you check that there is enough fuel in the tank. If not, fill up at the nearest station to avoid having to fill up in an unknown or secluded location.
• Routinely check under the bonnet to see if there is enough coolant, brake oil and windshield washer fluid. 
• While driving off during the day check to see that the vehicle has not leaked any fluid while pulling out of the parking lot. 
• It is a good idea to check the spare tyre, if there is enough air in it from time to time. 
• After sending in the vehicle for a service, ensure that the spare tyre, tyre iron and wheel nut spanner are intact.

2. Service your vehicle: Take your vehicle in for periodic maintenance to avoid breakdowns occurring at the wrong time. If the vehicle is making any strange noise, take it to a service centre as soon as possible.

3. Changing tyres: Learning to drive is not enough, one must crucially know how to change a flat tyre. More and more women drivers are going in for SUVs for their dominating road presence, what they do not realise is that they also have bigger wheels. Full-sized SUVs have such heavy wheels that it takes two grown men to lift one wheel. So, it may be a good idea to stick to a premium hatchback if an SUV is not really required. 

4. The business of parking: A moving car is a difficult target. It’s the parking spots, especially the not so well-lit ones, goons target to rob a victim. Do not park in dark and isolated areas. Paid parking lots are usually safer. Do not park next to commercial vehicles such as vans as it is easier for criminals to hide in them. 

5. Don’t fumble for keys: Keep your car keys ready in your hand before arriving near your car. Get in the car quickly and lock the doors immediately. It’s advisable to keep a can of pepper spray handy, just in case.

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