Monday, February 25, 2008


Mars (pronounced /'m?rz/) is the fourth planet from the Sun in the planetary System. The planet is name after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also named as the "Red Planet" because of its reddish form as seen from Earth.

Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features suggestive both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth. It is the site of Olympus Moons, the highest known mountain in the Solar System, and of Valleys Mariners, the largest canyon. In addition to its geographical features, Mars’ rotational period and seasonal cycles are likewise alike to those of Earth.

Until the first flyby of Mars by Mariner 4 in 1965, it was speculate that there might be liquid water on the planet's surface. This was based on observations of periodic variation in light and dark patches, mainly in the polar latitudes, which looked like seas and continents, while long, dark striations were interpreted by some observer as irrigation channels for liquid water. These straight line features were later proven not to exist and were instead explain as optical illusions. Still, of all the planets in our Solar System further than Earth, Mars is the most likely to harbor liquid water, and perhaps life.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, variety Malus domestica in the rose family Rosaceae. It is one of the most extensively cultivated tree fruits. The tree is small and deciduous, reaching 5–12 m tall, with a broad, often thickly twiggy crown. The leaves are alternately set in simple ovals 5–12 cm long and 3–6 cm broad on a 2–5 cm petiole with an acute tip, serrated margin and a slightly downy underside. Flowers are produced in spring immediate with the budding of the leaves. The flowers are white with a pink tinge that steadily fades five petaled, 2.5-3.5 cm in diameter. The fruit matures in autumn, and is classically 5–9 cm diameter. The centre of the fruit contains five carpels given in a five-point star, each carpel containing one to three seeds.
The tree originated from Asia, where its wild forebear is still found today. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples ensuing in range of desired characteristics. It should be noted however, that cultivars vary in their yield and the definitive size of the tree, even when grown on the same rootstock.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Buildings provide numerous needs of society. The human body can be continued and may effectively function only within a limited range of climatic conditions such as temperature, humidity, moisture, sunlight, and amount of oxygen and pollutants in the air. Along with access to food and drinking water, the need to make places that are protected from the outdoors and where one can happily live, work, eat, sleep, have children or engage in leisurely activities has always been a top concern for humans.
A building as a security represents a physical division of the human habitat into the inside (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful). Humans have a strange drive to reproduce on their lives and express themselves through art. Ever since the first cave paintings, the buildings and everything on, inside and near buildings have become objects of creative expression. In recent years, attention on sustainable planning and building practices has improved in the U.S.

Monday, February 04, 2008


The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family, as are its secure cousin’s tobacco, chili peppers, potato, and eggplant. The tomato is topic to Central, South, and southern North America from Mexico to Peru. It is a perennial, often grown outdoors in temperate climates as an annual, classically attainment to 1–3 m (3 to 10 ft) in height, with a weak, woody stem that often vines over other plants.

The leaves are 10–25 cm long, pinnate, with 5–9 leaflets, each leaflet up to 8 cm long, with a pointy margin; both the stem and leaves are thickly glandular-hairy. The flowers are 1–2 cm across, yellow, with five sharp lobes on the corolla; they are bear in a cyme of 3–12 together. The word tomato derives from an appearance in the Nahuatl language, tomatl. The exact name, lycopersicum, means "wolf-peach" evaluate the related species S. lycocarpum, whose scientific name means "wolf-fruit", common name "wolf-apple".

Monday, January 28, 2008


Screen-printing, silk-screening, or serigraphy is a printmaking system that creates a sharp-edged image using a stencil. A screen-print or serigraph is an image shaped using this technique.

It started as an industrial technology, and was adopt by American graphic artists in the early 1900s. It is currently popular both in fine arts and in commercial printing, where it is generally used to print images on T-shirts, hats, CDs, DVDs, ceramics, glass, polyethylene, polypropylene, paper, metals, and wood. The Printer's National Environmental Assistance Center says "Screen printing is possibly the most adaptable of all printing processes." Since rudimentary screen-printing materials are so affordable and readily available, it has been used normally in underground settings and subcultures, and the non-professional look of such DIY culture screen prints has become a significant cultural aesthetic seen on movie posters, record album covers, flyers, shirts, commercial fonts in advertising, and elsewhere.

Monday, January 21, 2008


The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum situated in Agra, India. The Mughal Emperor ShahJahan commissioned it as a mausoleum for his favorite’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Building began in 1632 and was completed in 1648. Some argument surrounds the question of who designed the Taj; it is clear a team of designers and craftsmen were in charge for the design, with Ustad Isa carefully the most likely candidate as the main designer.
The Taj Mahal sometimes called "the Taj is generally known as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian and Indian. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most memorable part of the monument, the Taj Mahal is actually an included complex of structures. It was planned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 when it was described as universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


A team consists of eleven players Depending on his or her primary skills; a player may be classifying as an expert batsman or bowler. A balanced team frequently has five or six specialist batsmen and four or five specialist bowlers. Teams nearly always take in a specialist wicket-keeper because of the importance of this fielding position. Each team is headed by a captain, who is responsible for making planned decisions such as formative the batting order, the placement of fielders and the rotation of bowlers.

A player who excels in mutually batting and bowling is known as an all-rounder. One who excels as a batsman and wicket-keeper is known as a "wicket-keeper/batsman", every so often regarded as a type of all-rounder. True all-rounder is rare; most players focus on either batting or bowling skills.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Types of Fashion

Haute Couture The type of fashion design which predominated until the 1950s was "made-to-measure" or haute couture. A couture garment is made for an individual customer. Look and fit take priority over the cost of materials and the time it takes to make. Mass Market these days the fashion industry relies more on mass market sales. This caters for a broad range of customers, producing ready-to-wear clothes in large quantities and standard sizes. Ready-to-Wear clothes are a cross between couture and mass market. They are not made for individual customers, but vast care is taken in the choice and cut of the fabric. Clothes are made in small quantities to promise exclusivity, so they are rather costly.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Semantics contrast with syntax, which is the study of the arrangement of sign systems (focusing on the form, not meaning). When analyzing languages, an analysis can be said to cover both the "syntax and semantics" relating to both the format and meanings of phrases in a language. The term semantics can be relevant not only to natural languages, such as English, German or Latin, but also to technical languages, such as a computer programming language.