It was not so busy at Huaz Khas in the morning. We started from D.A.V. School, Gurgaon at 8:00 AM and reached IIT-DELHI at about 9:00 AM. It was not so happening inside the bus, Until our bus entered the Main Gate.
Every student had his/her own purpose of this visit to IIT-D. Many of students were wishing to learn from the IITian, How actually they cleared the JEE and take some tips as they will be one sitting for exams next year. Well there was going to be an entire Counseling Session for this, but we had to return earlier. I had been there to see the projects and research works that were exhibited there for us and write this article for you all.
We had first gone to Dogra Hall, for a presentation by IT Professors and Director. There was a long presentation on Nanotechnology with aim to encourage students to think differently, by Professor B.R. Mehta. It was interesting although it was long. Some key-points of his presentation were:
1. Richard P. Feynman's (Nobel Prize 1965) Lecture in 1959 about generating interest for Nanotechnology (term not known then) among students. He had kept $1000 cash prize for the first Person who can take the information of 1 Page and put it on an area of 1/25,000cm readable by a electron microscope and also another $1000 for the one who makes an operating (rotating) electric motor which is controlled from outside and is only 1/64 inch cube. Prof. B.R. Mehta told that AFTER 20 years a student came to him with a huge box, well surprizing Mr. Richard. The box contained the 15/1000th inches cube sized operating electric motor AND the microscope to view it. The student was CIT graduate William McLellan who won $1000 BUT till date there no-one to have completed the first task. Prof. asked students to work on it if they were interested.
While it ended, I had made my mind to search for the Solar Still Project and Goto Physics, V Floor, Multi-Storied Building (as mentioned on map we got) to look at "Optical Disk of possible Tera byte memory" and also visit "FREE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR LOW COST EFFECTIVE TEACHING" at Bharti School, 2A-106.
I and 2 of my friends, Joy and Harshit got out of Dogra hall fast and went straight to the demonstration of Terabyte Optical Disk. It was Concept of Development of a Optical disk of Terabyte storage.
"Current optical disks, such as CD (700MB), DVD (7GB) and Blue Ray-DVD (25GB), employ writing of spots by focused laser beam, where each spot has one data bit. This technology is limited by the diffraction limited minimum spot size achievable. A digital holographic disk (DHD), employing holographic principles for the storage and retrieval of huge amounts of data, is envisaged as the next generation optical storage device after Blue Ray-DVD. Here, each spot has one page of data with >1Mbits of data per each page. It offers storage capacities of the order of many Terabytes on a disk and can support transfer rates in Gbps in comparison to currenttechnology's few Mbps. Unique correlation capability of
holographic storage enables data search at tens of Gbps."
Also along with that we had 3d Hologram photographs, 3D image saved as it is on a 2D sheet of Hologram. It was really awesome and we have its video available. If we can make such a camera for Home Usage we can save our loved ones as in life with us forever.
I was searching for Solar Still, i had read some research papers of IIT-Delhi about it. On asking a student there, we got to know that we can find it in Energy Studies Department, from Mr. G.M. Tiwari. There was more to see on Physics Floor V. There was a presentation on Carbon Nano Tubes, their Structure, properties and we also have entire lecture with us. Also there was molding of Glass, after heating glass, it was given shape by blowing air, just after its formation it was as soft as paper and could easily be crushed by hands and after 5 mins it could not be broken even by smashing it on table.
The walls were decorated with information on development of various fields. And what was interesting were the photos of Scientists, Young Einstein, Neil Bohr riding motor-bike, and many other facts, sorry i dont have pic of them.
We left the multistoried building after that, and went straight to Bharti Building. It was all computer sciences, I missed the LUG@IITD (Linux User Group at IIT Delhi), there was a presentation on usage of Linux. Well we had gone to Bharti Building to meet Joy's brother.
There was Ubuntu flavour of Linux on every PC. There was also a Wireless Laboratory, with every PC have wireless mouse, keyboard, and networking. We could not wait for long at Bharti Building, because we were given quite less time.
We went to Block V, we could not meet Mr. G.M. Tiwari but we met Mr. Amit Tiwari, who showed us device for generating energy through temperature difference, similar to Carnot's Principal, this device could be used to generate energy from Temperature Difference between Window surface and Room in summers, by coating windows with Transparent Thermal Electric Sheet which can absorb heat without blocking Light. We also saw flexible solar panels and device which stored solar energy to be used at night, by 10 hrs day charging could light 2watt LED bulbs and a FAN, isn't that great.. then why we need Nuclear Power, and Nuclear Deal (our young leader Rahul Gandhi must study again) . Mr. Amit was very helpful, he told us about Solar still, how it could be used more effeciently and answered my every query. He was going to show us the Solar still, but we lacked time. We thanked them and came back to the Nescafe and Juice shop for Ice Coffee and Apple juice.
Return Trip was great, we came playing games in bus back to gurgaon.