Jun 212013

Airborne diseases are the diseases which are caused due to the viruses present in the air. Common cold is a good example of airborne diseases. Common cold is easily and highly communicable disease as it can rapidly get transmitted from one person to another. Therefore, almost everybody gets affected by it. It is caused by Rhino virus. It affects nose, throat, chest and many other parts of our body. When the patient sneezes or coughs, the viruses are spread in the air through the droplets. When we inhale the contaminated air, we get infected by it. Similarly, the infected utensils, handkerchiefs etc. are the modes of transmission of this disease.

Symptoms of Common Cold

The symptoms of common cold are listed below:

  • At first, irritation occurs in nose and throat.
  • Nose and neck become dry and the patients coughs slightly.
  • Watery nasal discharge occurs.
  • Running nose occurs and smelling capacity is lost.
  • The voice becomes hoarse and headache and fever occurs sometimes.
  • Eyes become wet.

Preventive Measures of Common Cold

  • Common use of handkerchief, towel and utensils used by the patient should be avoided. If it is not possible, they should be used by washing them with soap and water.
  • Clothes should be worn according to the weather.
  • Patient should use handkerchief while sneezing or coughing.
  • Green vegetables should be eaten regularly.
  • Patient should take enough liquid matter and s/he should take rest.
  • Inhaling water-vapour is a homemade remedy for common cold.
Jun 182013

Shorts are used as a part of our casual wear, especially during summer season. They help us to make ourselves feel cozy and relaxed. Since, this is the age of development of information technology, a new achievement has been gained in this vast field. And here, we are going to discuss about that new achievement.

Now, this may sound little bit crazy and most of the readers may not believe to this fact. The fact is that now we can charge our mobile phones with the help of shorts. As we said, this seems to be unbelievable, but this is reality. Scientists have not only developed shorts, but also sleeping bags which can provide your phones electric charge at the time of necessity.Power-Shorts

These shorts and sleeping bags easily absorb the energy which is generated when one wears or sleeps in them respectively. This generated energy is then converted into electrical energy by the shorts and sleeping bags and hence you can get your phone charged.

This technology has been developed by mobile phone company Vodafone by cooperating with Southampton University. Experiments and tests show that one can charge his/her mobile phone for about 4 hours if he/she puts on those shorts for a whole day. Similarly, one can get his/her mobile phone charged for about 11 hours if he/she sleeps in that sleeping bag. Since this technology is on test, this is not available in the market yet.