More than 50,000 birds died in Maharashtra state. The state's animal husbandry minister confirms news on Saturday (Source: local television news).
However, there is no report of human infections so far. Maharashtra is my state and it is, India's richest and most industrialized state, has 100+ of poultry farms.
According to wikipedia H5N1 is an avian influenza virus subtype. The H5N1 flu is what is commonly meant when talking of "bird flu" or "avian influenza". It is a viral disease that causes illness in many species including humans and is a pandemic threat.
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I'm talking about Blue Gene (IBM) supercomputer. It is equal to that of 107904 laptops. A computation that takes an hour on BlueGene would take six years on my 1.7 Ghz lappy. It has 32 terabytes of memory :O and weights over 50 tonnes. So if you order one it will be only shipped in a Boeing 747. This kind monster can only used in research purpose (energy, nuclear, science etc). More on IBM Blue Gene super computer and Blue gene info at wikipedia.
Ten years ago the World Wide Web came into being for most of us, and
Wired Magazine is marking what has been a remarkable decade of life
changing technology with a series of articles in its August issue. Today we see blogs, wikipedia, open source projects, peer-to-peer networks behold the power of the people.
It may seem obvious now, but those who first imagined the Web had an
uphill battle to persuade people that it was possible - and would be
useful. Kevin Kelly's "We Are the Web" details the public and
democratic nature of what we now rely on daily. And guess what by 2015 everyone alive will (on average) write a song, author a book, make a video, craft a weblog, and code a program. 175,000 books were published and more than 30,000 music albums were released in the US last year and at the same time 14 million blogs lauanced worldwide. Sure we are the web and future seems to be bright!