Good News for Philly, Ranger, Yanks and Giant Fans

October 18, 2010

At least according to math guru professor Bruce Bukiet at NJIT who has developed a mathematical model to determine the chance in percent of winning the series.

Will I make a wager now that I have this knowledge? Probably not, we all know that in the bigger scheme of things, anything can happen. However, if you’re a stats kind of gambler and a keen ball fan, you’ll want to check out the full article in Science Daily.

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The oldest palace in Turkey So Changed the World Open Museum

September 3, 2010
A 5000-year-old palace discovered in eastern Turkey, the oldest palace in the world, will become an open air museum in June, semi-governmental news agency, Anatolia, reported on Thursday. Palace found below ground in Aslantepe tumulus, an ancient settlement in the village Orduzu, Malatya Province, was built in 3300 BC, and the restoration of the palace will be completed in the current year, said Marcella Frangipane, a professor of archeology at the University of La Spienza Italy and chairman excavation team in Aslantepe, Anatolia said.
According to him, the museum will show how an ancient country in Aslantepe began to be built and how the state system dijalankan.Ia explained, the excavation team had found the ceiling of every room of the palace with a roof to protect the building.
Traces of a temple, a courtroom and the hallways are found in the palace, while the seals were found there which indicates the existence of bureaucracy at the time, Frangipane said. Civilisation ends with a fire, but traces of the palace was very important for humanity, he said.

A 5000-year-old palace discovered in eastern Turkey, the oldest palace in the world, will become an open air museum in June, semi-governmental news agency, Anatolia, reported on Thursday. Palace found below ground in Aslantepe tumulus, an ancient settlement in the village Orduzu, Malatya Province, was built in 3300 BC, and the restoration of the palace will be completed in the current year, said Marcella Frangipane, a professor of archeology at the University of La Spienza Italy and chairman excavation team in Aslantepe, Anatolia said.
According to him, the museum will show how an ancient country in Aslantepe began to be built and how the state system dijalankan.Ia explained, the excavation team had found the ceiling of every room of the palace with a roof to protect the building.
Traces of a temple, a courtroom and the hallways are found in the palace, while the seals were found there which indicates the existence of bureaucracy at the time, Frangipane said. Civilisation ends with a fire, but traces of the palace was very important for humanity, he said.

Pompadours in the Palms

June 22, 2010

Pompadours in the Palms
A rare bird’s elaborate mating habits help a tropical tree disperse its seed.

Source: http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/features/262015/pompadours-in-the-palms

Energy Is the Ability To Do Work

June 20, 2010

Energy comes in different forms:

  • Heat (thermal)
  • Light (radiant)
  • Motion (kinetic)
  • Electrical
  • Chemical
  • Nuclear energy
  • Gravitational

Energy is in everything. We use energy for everything we do, from making a jump shot to baking cookies to sending astronauts into space.

There are two types of energy:

  • Stored (potential) energy
  • Working (kinetic) energy

For example, the food you eat contains chemical energy, and your body stores this energy until you use it when you work or play.

Energy Sources Can be Categorized As Renewable or Nonrenewable

When we use electricity in our home, the electrical power was probably generated by burning coal, by a nuclear reaction, or by a hydroelectric plant at a dam. Therefore, coal, nuclear and hydro are called energy sources. When we fill up a gas tank, the source might be petroleum or ethanol made by growing and processing corn.

Energy sources are divided into two groups — renewable (an energy source that can be easily replenished) and nonrenewable (an energy source that we are using up and cannot recreate). Renewable and nonrenewable energy sources can be used to produce secondary energy sources including electricity and hydrogen.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy sources include:

  • Solar energy from the sun, which can be turned into electricity and heat
  • Wind
  • Geothermal energy from heat inside the Earth
  • Biomass from plants, which includes firewood from trees, ethanol from corn, and biodiesel from vegetable oil
  • Hydropower from hydroturbines at a dam
The Role of Renewable Energy Consumption in the Nation's Energy  Supply: Petroleum 37%, Natural Gas 24%, Coal 23%, Nuclear Electric Power  9%, Renewable Energy 7%. Renewable energy breakdown: Solar 1%,  Geothermal 5%, Wind 7%, Hydropower 34%, Biomass 53%

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Nonrenewable Energy

We get most of our energy from nonrenewable energy sources, which include the fossil fuels — oil, natural gas, and coal. They’re called fossil fuels because they were formed over millions and millions of years by the action of heat from the Earth’s core and pressure from rock and soil on the remains (or “fossils”) of dead plants and creatures like microscopic diatoms. Another nonrenewable energy source is the element uranium, whose atoms we split (through a process called nuclear fission) to create heat and ultimately electricity.

We use renewable and nonrenewable energy sources to generate the electricity we need for our homes, businesses, schools, and factories. Electricity “energizes” our computers, lights, refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners, to name only a few uses.

Most of the gasoline used in our cars and motorcycles and the diesel fuel used in our trucks are made from petroleum oil, a nonrenewable resource. Natural gas, used to heat homes, dry clothes, and cook food, is nonrenewable. The propane that fuels our outdoor grills made from oil and natural gas, both nonrenewable.

The chart above shows what energy sources the United States uses. Nonrenewable energy sources account for 93% of all energy used in the Nation. Biomass, the largest renewable source, accounts for over half of of all renewable energy and 3.7% of total energy consumption. (Note: 53% of 7% is 3.7%.)

NUPTK at Indonesia

June 17, 2010

In providing services as a mother kos to others we must be able to provide the best service to our clients feel at ease and nyamana to live in boarding houses. This was based on bitter experience what I experienced. Last night when I was about to return home to the boarding house had the lights turned off and the gates are locked. There are several services boarding house owner who is still lacking, such as:

  1. They only provide tables and beds with cotton mattress. It is not convenient, considering I pay per month is quite expensive.
  2. I pay untukSesuai with Permendiknas Number 8 Year 2005 regarding Organization and Working Procedure PMPTK DG, article 8 states the Directorate General of Quality Improvement and Education Workforce Educators have a duty to formulate and implement policies and technical standardization in the field of quality improvement of educators and educational staff, early childhood education, primary education, secondary education, and non-formal education. In particular, the presence of Law. 14 Year 2005 regarding the positioning of Teachers and Lecturers DG PMPTK at strategic positions in improving the quality of education in Indonesia.

As implications of the mandate of the Law No. 14 years old in 2005, the Directorate General deems it necessary to prepare data PMPTK PTK true, accurate, and current as materials that can be used for basic analysis and data sources of various programs in quality improvement activities of PTK.

In an effort to support the TOD data availability that is true, accurate, and current, DG PMPTK has developed a Data Collection Instrument Format NUPTK PTK 2007 to obtain detailed information and historical.

DG PMPTK also provide Unique Number Educators and Education Workforce (NUPTK) consisting of 16 numeric digits and is unique to the PTK that has a good and complete information. Number delivery system is also equipped with an effective search process PTK double (double-counting) due to teach at several schools or work in some educational institutions to produce the information tabulating the number of TOD in real terms.

BASIC LAW FOR TOD MALANDASI the course of the data collection NUPTK FORMED

  1. Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia Year 1945: Opening of the fourth paragraph, and in Chapter XII Education, Article 31, paragraph (a) and (2)
  2. Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 20 Year 2003 on National Education System Chapter XI of Educators and Education Workforce, article 30 to article 44
  3. Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 32 Year 2004 About Pemerinta Region
  4. Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 33 Year 2004 on Financial Balance between the Central Government of Government Region
  5. Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 14 Year 2005 About Teachers and Lecturers
  6. Indonesian Government Regulation No. 19 of 2005 on National Education Standards
  7. Regulation of the President of the Republic of Indonesia No. 7 of 2005 on the Medium-Term Program Plan for the Ministry of the Republic of Indonesia
  8. Regulation of the Minister of National Education Republic of Indonesia Number 8 of 2005 regarding Position, Duty, Function, Organizational Structure and Administration of the Directorate General of Quality Improvement and Education Workforce Pendidk

9 SUPERIOR PROGRAMS RELATING TO YEAR 2007 BY NUPTK urgency

  1. Teacher Qualification Improvement Program;
  2. Teacher Professional Certification Program;
  3. Program PTK-PNF quality development;
  4. Teacher Benefits Program (functional, professional, special and additional maslahat);
  5. Awards program and the protection of PTK;
  6. Program requirements planning, balance, placement and career development PTK;
  7. Continuous improvement program teacher professionalism;
  8. Education Workforce development programs;
  9. PMPTK strengthening program performance;
  10. per month, worth Rp. 100 000, -. And always pay on time on December 1. I rarely pay late.

c. For lighting in my room is provided only 5 watts incandescent lamp, if this is feasible if a teacher who stay are given only light was that small?
And finally I pondered all this, and that terbesit in my mind is patience and hopefully they were given guidance by God. Amen.

Benjamin Franklin

June 12, 2010
“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” ~ B. Franklin
America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin because he did both. He lived these words of wisdom by writing as much as he possibly could and by doing even more. He became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. Today, we honor Ben Franklin as one of our Founding Fathers and as one of America’s greatest citizens. Although he was born in Boston, the city of Philadelphia is remembered as the home of Ben Franklin. In Philadelphia, you can find both Ben’s gravesite and the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. You’ll also find The Franklin Institute Science Museum.
This quick glimpse at the long life (1706 – 1790) of a complex man is meant to help you learn about Ben Franklin and also to let you see how Ben’s ideas are still alive in our world today.
To learn all that you can about the Franklin family, try taking a look at the family tree. To learn even more about Ben Franklin and his world, try taking a look at some recommended resource materials, enrichment activities, and a brief glossary.
Be sure to notice the electricity safety tips that are provided by PECO, Sponsor of “Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man.”

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” ~ B. Franklin
America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin because he did both. He lived these words of wisdom by writing as much as he possibly could and by doing even more. He became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. Today, we honor Ben Franklin as one of our Founding Fathers and as one of America’s greatest citizens. Although he was born in Boston, the city of Philadelphia is remembered as the home of Ben Franklin. In Philadelphia, you can find both Ben’s gravesite and the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. You’ll also find The Franklin Institute Science Museum.
This quick glimpse at the long life (1706 – 1790) of a complex man is meant to help you learn about Ben Franklin and also to let you see how Ben’s ideas are still alive in our world today.
To learn all that you can about the Franklin family, try taking a look at the family tree. To learn even more about Ben Franklin and his world, try taking a look at some recommended resource materials, enrichment activities, and a brief glossary.
Be sure to notice the electricity safety tips that are provided by PECO, Sponsor of “Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man.”

Paranormal Phenomena

June 7, 2010
Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University

Smith College - Sessions House

Smith College – Sessions House

Eastern Illinois University - Pemburton Hall

Eastern Illinois University – Pemburton Hall

Ohio University - Brown House

Ohio University

Arctic Ice at Low Point

June 3, 2010

ScienceDaily (June 2, 2010) — Less ice covers the Arctic today than at any time in recent geologic history.

That’s the conclusion of an international group of researchers, who have compiled the first comprehensive history of Arctic ice.

For decades, scientists have strived to collect sediment cores from the difficult-to-access Arctic Ocean floor, to discover what the Arctic was like in the past. Their most recent goal: to bring a long-term perspective to the ice loss we see today.

Now, in an upcoming issue of Quarternary Science Reviews, a team led by Ohio State University has re-examined the data from past and ongoing studies — nearly 300 in all — and combined them to form a big-picture view of the pole’s climate history stretching back millions of years.

“The ice loss that we see today — the ice loss that started in the early 20th Century and sped up during the last 30 years — appears to be unmatched over at least the last few thousand years,” said Leonid Polyak, a research scientist at Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University. Polyak is lead author of the paper and a preceding report that he and his coauthors prepared for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.

Pokeberries could be helpful

May 6, 2010

Researchers at Wake Forest University’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials are trying to achieve source of clean and green power through pokeberries! Pokeberries could be helpful in making solar power accessible to many. Nanotech Center scientists have extracted the red dye from pokeberries to paint their efficient and low-cost fiber-based solar cells. The dye acted in a desirable manner. It acts as an absorber, helping the cell’s minute fibers entrap more sunlight to convert into power.

Science and religion are interrelated

May 3, 2010

Science and religion are interrelated. Religion is a belief and science is a tool we use to strengthen our faith with logic. Bnyak incidents and events that exist in nature that we can learn to be wise. Example, in physics, explained that the pressures dikeai on an object depends on the style and body surface area. And written by the formula p = F / A. In other words, if there is a power (force) is about an object is passed to another object and divided by the surface area of these objects. The smaller the field of touch the object, the greater the pressure generated.
In nature writing is clear that the anatomy of the chicken and duck legs are very different. And chicken feet to the ground trace will provide much deeper than the duck foot because of the smaller surface area.
Without us knowing it, chickens and ducks were created by God since the old times and we find the formula for pressure is the result of the force per unit area recently.
In conclusion, we would be wiser if we open our eyes, and all our senses to see nature, we will feel smaller in the presence of god. because god who created this universe and of course this will strengthen our religious keyakian against the existence of god. May we always shown a straight path.