September 28, 2009

Father and Daughter

Oscar Awarded-Father and Daughter -short animation movie

To daughter, father is a hero. To a son, Father is a hero. Father is a hero in the eyes of his own children. Don't upset them- rb

September 25, 2009

Cloud - The Art on the Sky

Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds live up to their name in this
picture from Jervis Bay, Australia. The breaking waveforms of
are the result of shearing winds up at cloud level.

Mammatus from Hamiota, Canada. These are pouch-like cloud structures
and a rare example of clouds in sinking air. They are usually
seen after the worst of a thunderstorm has passed.

A spectacular Cumulonimbus from Kansas City, Missouri. It is a
heaped rain cloud (nimbus means rain) and can extend 8miles across
and 8miles above the ground.

Altocumulus lacunosus at sunset from Worcester, UK. Meaning 'full
of holes' in Latin, the honey-comb effect can occur at any cloud

Noctilucent clouds are high atmosphere cloud formations thought to
be composed of small ice-coated particles. They form 51miles above
sea level. This one was spotted south of Iceland from an aircraft
flying at 41,000 feet.

Fallstreak holes like this captured in Florida, are large circular
gaps that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds. The
holes are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below
freezing but the water has not frozen yet.

A nice example of crepuscular rays over the west coast of Levkas,
Greece. The rays of sunlight that appear to radiate from a single
point in the sky. The name comes from their frequent occurrences
during crepuscular hours - those around dawn and dusk.

A banner or cap cloud above Mount Youtei (6230ft) seen from
Hirafu-Niseko, north island of Japan. It is a spectacular
form of stratus that can form on the peaks of large mountain

Lenticularis clouds are lens-shaped clouds, with a smooth layered
appearance. They form over and downwind of mountain ridges whenever
there are strong upper-level winds. This one is by Mount Rainier,

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September 24, 2009

Translucent Creatures

The flower-shaped larva of a scyphomedusa jelly drifts in Antarctica's Weddell Sea.

Flounder in their larval stage, such as this one in Hawaii, resemble ghostly undersize replicas of adults.

A transparent larval shrimp piggybacks on an equally see-through jellyfish in the waters around Hawaii.

Lacking any other defense, many larval fish have adapted transparency as a method of camouflage—such as this tiny, see-through larval leaf scorpionfish in Hawaii.

Tiny marine snails known as sea butterflies take many forms, including heart-shaped, such as this species in Antarctica's Weddell Sea

A hydromedusa spreads its luminescent tentacles in the Weddell Sea near Antarctica.

A photographer's strobe gives a violet sheen to this translucent juvenile roundbelly cowfish off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Also known as the transparent boxfish, the roundbelly cowfish has two short horns in front of its eyes.

A pelagic, or open-ocean, octopus gives off a neon glow in Hawaii. Most species of octopus have no internal skeleton, unlike other cephalopods.

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God created them for human to think & understand about the greatness of the creator- rad

Red dust storm shrouds Sydney

A dust storm blankets Sydney's iconic Opera House at sunrise on Wednesday.
By Tim Wimborne, Reuters

A cyclist in Sydney wears a mask as dust clouds blanketed much of Australia's New South Wales state on Wednesday.
By Rick Rycroft, AP

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Pregnant Robot Trains Students

Medical students at Johns Hopkins University are getting a real-life birthing experience when a robot goes into labor. Kasey-Dee Gardner reports

September 19, 2009

Artist creates world landmarks with toothpicks

Artist creates world landmarks out of six mln toothpicks

Painstaking: Stan's version of the Taj Mahal.

Skillful: The cutty sark made from toothpicks

Standing proud: Stan with his models of the
Chrysler Building in New York (left), the
Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur (behind him),
Taiwan's Taipei 101 Tower, and in front, The
Woolworth Building and the Met Life Tower both
from New York

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September 17, 2009

Salam Aidil fitri - The Day of Eid

I would like to wish all my muslim friends Salam aidilfitri. Any wrong say or wrong doing, I seek your apology. Hope you can forgive me. In Malaysia the Eid will fall on this Sunday 20.09.09. The night before Sunday is the Eid night because in islam day started from night after azan Magrib where the moon shown it mark as the first day of the month of syawal -One of month in Islam.


Sami Yusuf-The Day of Eid

world's tallest man - Sultan Kosen from Turkey

The world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen from Turkey, poses for photographers next to school children at an event in London September 16, 2009. Kosen, who is 2 metres 46.5 cm (8 feet 1 inch) tall and also claims the record for the largest hands and largest feet, attended the event to promote the Guinness World Records 2010 book.

The world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen from Turkey, poses for photographers at an event in London September 16, 2009. Kosen, who is 2 metres 46.5 cm (8 feet 1 inch) tall and also claims the record for the largest hands and largest feet, attended the event to promote the Guinness World Records 2010 book.

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Saturn Lightning Storm Breaks Solar System Record

John Roach
for National Geographic News
September 15, 2009

A lightning storm has been raging on Saturn since mid-January, making the tempest the longest-lasting storm ever detected in our solar system, astronomers announced today.

The lightning flashes are 10,000 times stronger than lightning flashes on Earth, research team member Georg Fischer, of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, said via email.

And the storm itself is much bigger—around 1,850 miles (3,000 kilometers) across—than Earth's storms.

"Saturn is just very vigorous when you get a storm," said Andrew Ingersoll, a planetary scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena who was not involved in the new research.

Storm Alley

Lightning storms on Saturn usually occur about 35 degrees south of Saturn's equator in a place scientists call Storm Alley.

The reason for the location is not clear, according to Fischer, who presented the data at the European Planetary Science Congress in Potsdam, Germany.

Researchers have never actually seen the lightning on Saturn, said Caltech's Ingersoll, a space-weather expert.

Rather, the team detects radio waves from the lightning with instruments on the Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn and its moons since July 2004. (See Saturn pictures.)

"Of course, there's also a visible flash that your eyes could see, at least [if the lightning were] on Earth, [but] we haven't been able to see them on Saturn," he said. That's because sunlight reflected by Saturn's many rings brightens the night side of the planet, obscuring the flashes.

The lightning could also be occurring deep down in the planet's atmosphere, preventing light from escaping, Ingersoll added.

Long-Lasting Lightning

Scientists are uncertain how lightning storms form on Saturn or other giant planets such as Jupiter.

"We don't even understand the differences between [storms on] Jupiter and Saturn," Ingersoll said. "They should be rather similar, but lightning storms on Jupiter last for [only] a few days."

The internal energy of Saturn appears to power the storms and triggers vertical convection, or heat transfer, of water clouds, the Austrian Academy's Fischer said.

"Similar to Earth, this leads to a charging of water particles, and a charged thundercloud develops," he said.

"It is still not known what keeps them going for so long. But it is typical for Saturn as well as Jupiter that storms can last much longer [than on Earth]."

Saturn's moon Tethys (the small circle pictured above) is seen near storms raging on Saturn's southern hemisphere (shown as white swirls) in a 2008 Cassini image.

The tempest—which has gripped the ringed planet since mid-January—is the longest-lasting lightning storm ever detected in our solar system, astronomers announced in September 2009.


September 16, 2009

Cosmic wonder - Hubble Space Telescope

This undated handout image provided by NASA, released Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, taken by the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope, shows a clash among members of a famous galaxy quintet revealing an assortment of stars across a wide color range, from young, blue stars to aging, red stars

This NASA handout image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a panoramic view of a colorful assortment of stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star cluster. A fully rejuvenated Hubble telescope kicked off its new life on Sept. 9 with a flurry of stunningly clear images of cosmic wonder, including a celestial "butterfly" and a "pillar of creation

A fully rejuvenated Hubble telescope kicked off its new life on Sept. 9 with a flurry of stunningly clear images of cosmic wonder, including a celestial "butterfly" and a "pillar of creation

This undated handout image provided by NASA, released Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, taken by the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope, shows stars bursting to life in the chaotic Carina Nebula.

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September 14, 2009

Perspective - The Magic Of

A child plays with an airship floating above her home.

Holding up The Washington Monument, in Washington DC.

A little girl stands in front of an advertising hoarding for a garage in Ohio.

It's the topic of conversation around this garden bonfire.

The Eiffel Tower comes in reach of this youngster in the street.

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September 13, 2009

Wall-E - Extrait de la danse dans l'espace

If you are really exist, hope you are willing to accept me as your friend.
Wall Eeeee !!!

September 11, 2009

Kingfisher snaps up its supper

Terrified fish takes last gasp as kingfisher snaps up its supper

If fish could speak, this little fellow would no doubt be saying his prayers (between gulps).
Clamped in the beak of a kingfisher, he has only moments to live before a final journey down the predator's throat.

This was the climax of a thrilling sequence of action captured on camera by wildlife photographer Ilia Shalamaev

Last supper: The fish appears to be terrified as it takes its final breath trapped in the beak of the kingfisher.

Poised to attack: The kingfisher waits for the right moment...

Takeaway dinner: Photographer Ilia Shalamaev had been watching the
bird hunt on the lake for four hours

With the fish in its beak, it heads back to its perch to feast.

Down the hatch: The kingfisher completes its meal.

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September 7, 2009

President ordered Soldiers did

Duty of a Soldier to obey

Duty of a President to give instruction

Moral : Don't Simply give order, Every soul have it own guardian, we have to answer to Allah (God)for everything we have done on this world. Every individu must answer, must face the judgement day no matter he is muslim, christian or jews, any body.

Giant Cave - World's Biggest Found in Vietnam

July 24, 2009--Cavers' headlamps light up the towering walls of Vietnam's Son Doong cave, the largest single cave passage yet found. First explored earlier this year by a joint British-Vietnamese team, the cave measures at least 262-by-262 feet (80-by-80 meters) in most places and is at least 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) long.

"For a couple of kilometers it is more than 140 meters [460 feet] wide and 140 meters [460 feet] high," said Adam Spillane, a member of the British Cave Research Association expedition that explored the massive cavern.

Son Doong beats out the previous world record holder, Deer Cave in the Malaysian section of the island of Borneo, conceded Andy Eavis, president of the International Union of Speleology and discoverer of the now demoted Deer Cave.

A caver gazes up at towering formations in Vietnam's Son Doong cave.

The joint British-Vietnamese team that explored the cave in April found an underground river running through the first 1.6 miles (2.5 kilometers) of the limestone cavern, as well as giant stalagmites more than 230 feet (70 meters) high.

The explorers surveyed Son Doong's overall size using laser-based measuring devices. Such modern technology allows caves to be measured to the nearest millimeter, said Andy Eavis, president of the International Union of Speleology, the world caving authority, based in France.

"With these laser-measuring devices, the cave sizes are dead accurate," he said.

A local farmer had found the mouth of Son Doong cave several years ago in the dense jungles of Vietnam's Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. He led the British expedition team to the cavern in April. The team was told that local people had known of the cave for some time but were too scared to delve inside.

"It has a very loud draft and you can hear the river from the cave entrance, so it is very noisy and intimidating," said caver Adam Spillane, a member of the British Cave Research Association expedition.

Andy Eavis, of the International Union of Speleology, added that there are almost certainly bigger cave passages awaiting discovery around the world.

"That's the fantastic thing about caving," he said.

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September 5, 2009

Maths now and 30 years ago

Pupils are no better at maths now than they were 30 years ago - despite a rise in exam grades, a study suggests.

Tests showed pupils are now more
familiar with decimals than fractions

Researchers asked 3,000 11 to 14-year- olds in England to sit maths exams taken by pupils in 1976, and compared their scores with the earlier results.

Analysis suggested there was little difference between the two generations.

But among pupils from the previous generation taking O-level maths, less than a quarter gained a C or above, compared to 55% in GCSEs last year.

'Teaching to the test'

Dr Jeremy Hodgen, of King's College, London, who led the research team, suggested the disparity between unchanged ability and the increase in grades was partly down to schools' obsession with Sats results and league table positions.

He said: "There's a great deal of teaching to the test, so that in trying to increase scores, schools develop an understandable focus on the test, so there's a narrowing of the curriculum."

He also said mainstream schools today had a higher proportion of lower-achieving pupils, whereas in the 1970s many of these pupils would have been in special schools.

The researchers found some differences in the abilities of the two groups of pupils in different areas of mathematics.

Today's secondary school pupils were much more familiar with decimals than they were 30 years ago. On the other hand, fractions appeared to be much harder for today's pupils, the study suggested.

'Hard work'

Thirty years ago, pupils would sometimes convert decimals into fractions to solve a problem, but those taking the tests now did the reverse, researchers found.

Schools Minister Diana Johnson said another independent report showed pupils in England making real progress in maths and that GCSE standards were rigorously monitored.

"We do not think that research based on tests in a small number of specific topics taken in 11 schools by 11 to 14-year-olds is a good way to judge standards in the maths GCSE - an exam which tests the full breadth of the curriculum and that is taken by older pupils from all schools in the country.

"Improved mathematics attainment is down to pupils' hard work and excellent teaching. This is further reflected by the fact that more and more young people are going on to study mathematics and further mathematics at AS-level and A-level."

The research is being presented at the British Educational Research Association conference in Manchester on Saturday.

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Puasa beri kekuatan psikologi hentikan tabiat merokok

Fasting give strength in psychological to stop smoking

Puasa beri kekuatan psikologi hentikan tabiat merokok
Oleh Lokman Ismail

RAMADAN adalah peluang terbaik untuk menjayakan misi berhenti merokok. Kekuatan iman dan takwa yang dijana melalui ibadat puasa dapat mengatasi mengatasi rasa ketagih. Bagi individu dalam kategori ketagih rokok, sukar untuk berpisah daripada rokok. Pada kebiasaannya perokok tidak senang duduk jika tidak merokok dalam tempoh tiga atau empat jam.

Jika ditahan keinginan itu akan menyebabkan perasaan tidak tenteram dan tidak dapat melakukan tugasan lain. Perkara ini disebabkan tubuh perokok telah terbiasa dengan nikotin. Bagaimanapun, pada Ramadan, perokok yang ketagih sekalipun boleh berhenti merokok sekitar 12 jam bermula dari sahur hingga berbuka. Perkara ini tidak dapat dijawab dengan ilmu sains, melainkan mengakui itulah keberkesanan puasa meningkatkan ketakwaan.

Ini membuktikan ketagih merokok dapat diatasi sekiranya minda kita menguasai mengatakan tidak boleh merokok kerana ia perbuatan yang membatalkan puasa. Hakikat bahawa perokok boleh menahan diri daripada merokok dalam tempoh masa kira-kira 12 jam adalah satu kejayaan besar. Kebiasaannya perokok 'mesti' merokok setiap selang dua atau tiga jam.

September 3, 2009

Life like a while in the morning

"Are they waiting for anything except the Hour, to come to them suddenly? But its Signs have already come!" (Al-Quran, Surah Muhammad)

September 1, 2009

The Truth is...

JERUSALEM - The Israeli army has expressed a note of contrition after a television station aired a videotape showing an army assault on a Palestinian home in which a mother of five children died.

When CBC News spoke with Ismail Hawarjeh at Bethlehem's hospital earlier this month, there was no way to verify the story he told about how his wife had died, until Israel's Channel 2 broacast the tape last weekend"

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June 18, 2006

But why you are soo hate to Islam and muslim peoples...