Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Story of the Bamboo

One day I decided to quit... I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality... I wanted to quit my life.

I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.

"God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"

His answer surprised me...

"Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"

"Yes", I replied.

When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

He said. "In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. "I would not quit." He said. "Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant... But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.

It had spent the five years growing roots.

Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of

My creations a challenge it could not handle." He said to me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots."

"I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you."

"Don't compare yourself to others.." He said. "The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern ... Yet, they both make the forest beautiful."

"Your time will come, " God said to me. "You will rise high!"

"How high should I rise?" I asked.

"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.

"As high as it can?" I questioned.

"Yes. " He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."

I left the forest and bring back this story. I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you. He will never give up on you. Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness Bad days give you experiences; Both are essential to life.

A happy and meaningful life requires our continuous input and creativity. It does not happen by chance. It happens because of our choices and actions. And each day we are given new opportunities to choose and act and, in doing so, we create our own unique journey."

Keep going...

Happiness keeps you Sweet,

Trials keep you Strong, Sorrows keep you Human,

Failures keep you humble, Success keeps You Glowing,

but Only God keeps You Going!

"Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great."

Source: Mr. Ramesh Shrivastav

Author: Unknown

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wisdom by Swami Shivanand Part-2


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On 26th of January every year India celebrates its Republic Day. It is one of the national holidays of India and regarded as the most important day in the Indian history as it was on this day in 1950 the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. It is celebrated with much enthusiasm throughout the country to commemorate the event. In New Delhi, the celebrations start with the solemn reminder of the sacrifice of the martyrs. The patriotic fervor of the people on this day brings the whole country together even in her essential diversity. Every part of the country is represented in occasion, which makes the Republic Day the most popular of all the national holidays of India.

The Colorful parades and drills are organized where children from various schools and institutions takes part. The parade and pageants are broadcasted on the National Television throughout the country.. The most popular of all the national holidays of India, children love to see the air tricks performed by the practiced pilots that shower the tricolors of the Indian flag. The parade also includes the latest weapons of the Indian security forces instilling confidence in the people of the protection offered to them and inspires them with the patriotic feelings. The displays from all the states are meant to promote the feeling of familiarity, brotherhood and unity among the people of this vast country. Cultural functions are held in different parts of India to mark the occasion. In true sense, Republic Day is the celebration of India's sovereignty and freedom

Code of Conduct

Being a national symbol it is respected by every Indian . There are certain dos and don'ts laid down for common people regarding Indian flag

* When the National Flag is raised the saffron color band should be at the top.

* No flag or emblem should be placed either above the National Flag or to its right.

* All other flags to be placed to the left of the National Flag if they are hung in a line.

* When the National Flag is carried in a procession or parade, it shall be on the marching right or in front of the center of the line, if there is a line of other flags.

* Normally the National Flag should be flown over important government buildings like the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Parliament House, the Supreme Court of India, the High Courts, the Secretariats, the Commissioners' office etc.

* The National Flag or any imitation of it must not be used for purpose of trade, business, or profession.

* The National Flag should always be taken down in the evening at sunset.

Some Interesting Facts

* The Indian flag was hoisted on the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest on 29th May 1953.

* Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama was the first person to hoist Indian flag on foreign soil on 22nd August 1907 in Stuttgrat, Germany.

* The Indian National Flag flew to space in 1984 when Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma went to the space. The flag was attached as a medallion on the space suit of Rakesh Sharma…

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Happy Republic Day

Words of Wisdom Part-2 Sai Baba


Motivational Quotes

Name of the Country and defination

H.O.L.L.A.N.D Hope Our Love Lasts And Never Dies

I.T.A.L.Y I Trust And Love You

L.I.B.Y.A Love Is Beautiful; You Also

F.R.A.N.C.E Friendships Remain And Never Can End

C.H.I.N.A Come Here. I Need Affection

B.U.R.M.A Between Us, Remember Me Always

N.E.P.A.A. Never Ever Part As Lovers

I.N.D.I.A I Nearly Died In Adoration

K.E.N.Y.A Keep Everything Nice, Yet Arousing

C.A.N.A.D.A Cute And Naughty Action that Developed into Attraction

K.O.R.E.A. Keep Optimistic Regardless of Every Adversity

E.G.Y.P.T Everything's Great, You Pretty Thing!

R.U.S.S.I.A Romance Under the Sky & Stars is Intimate Always

M.A.N.I.L.A May All Nights Inspire Love Always

B.A.L.I.W.A.G Beauty And Love I Will Always Give

M.A.L.A.B.O.N May A Lasting Affair Be Ours Now

I.M.U.S I Miss U, Sweetheart

P.A.S.I.G Please Always Say I'm Gorgeous

C.E.B.U Change Everything... But Us

P.E.R.U Porget Everyone... Remember Us

P.A.R.A.N.A.Q.U.E Please Always Remain Adorable, Nice And Quiet Under Ecstacy.

T.O.N.D.O Tonight's Our Night, Dearest One

P.A.S.A.Y Pretty And Sexy Are You

Y.E.M.E.N Yugyugan Every Morning, Every Night

M.A.R.L.B.O.R.O Men Always Remember Love Because Of Romance Only

Y.A.M.A.H.A You Are My Angel! Happy Anniversary!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Reaching Goals is Easy.

Reaching Goals is Easy.

Till Sheshan became the Election Commission head, I did not know anything about it. If it weren't for Jaikar Jerome, BDA would have wound up. If it wasn't for Raja Ram Mohan Roy, we would not have so many ladies at the helm of affairs which we see today. What made them achieve what they did? – Right thinking, right habits and routines towards the right goals!

They chose not to accept the present condition but chose to be responsible and change themselves. They did not want to be like their predecessors who complained about prevalent conditions and improper colleagues. India badly needs such 'Enthusiastic Change Agents' who can keep the tempo of India's growth on top gear. For this, our teens and youth need to work on mind set re-structuring. It is very simple. We just have to work on helping them to identify their cycle of negative thoughts and replace them with the right habits and routines. At the same time, these negative thoughts, which are mostly due to the conditioning at home and school/ college, should be avoided.

When the thinking, habits & routines are directed towards common soulful goals, reaching them becomes easy. We become self-starters and get into a flow. How one thinks / reads about the end results of the goals, help form good/ bad habits. If a fat person thinks nice things about the tasty food, he feels like eating it. However, if he visualizes it to be making him fatter and sick with cholesterol, he will automatically avoid it. Keep reading the card with the advantages of the good habits and sail through towards your Goals!

Ajit Kaikini – Director, Growth & Corporate Training

A motivational speaker who inspires his audience to

Better their Best!

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How to be more assertive in communication

In assertive communication, you say what you want and what you mean without losing emotional control.

Communication is an area in which we all could use some guidance and improvement. Learning good communication skills begins in the early childhood years. If children are taught to suppress all their feelings and never reveal what is going on inside them, they will tend to hold everything in and possibly end up with an ulcer. Plus, people who are not taught to communicate their feelings will be inclined toward passive/aggressive behavior. On the flip side, if children are not taught any self control in regard to showing feelings, they will end up saying everything they think and become potentially offensive and rude.

Many people mistakenly confuse assertive communication with aggressive communication. Aggressive communication includes high emotions, a raised voice, strong language, pushy body language and perhaps even physical violence. Aggressive behavior usually indicates a loss of control, emotionally. The difference with assertive communication is that there is never a loss of emotional control.

If you are looking to be more assertive in your communication skills, but you either struggle with extreme shyness or passive/aggressive behavior, use the following tips to help you strengthen your skills and gain more self-confidence.

1. Put yourself in others’ shoes. Most people are afraid to be assertive for fear of hurting another person’s feelings or coming on too strong; but then they often hold in their feelings until they explode or are pushed too far. When we imagine what the other person is feeling and put ourselves in their shoes, we can think about how we would want someone to respond to us. We know we would never want to be yelled at or have someone be wishy washy with us. Looking outside ourselves can put our communication skills in perspective.

2. Be practical. If you are in a difficult situation that warrants assertive behavior, first stop and think about what the other person is saying. If you are being accused of something, instead of moving into aggressive self-protection mode, address the accusation. If the person is right in their assessment of you or your behavior, you have only once choice: apologize, make amends, change the behavior and ask for forgiveness. However, if the person is wrong in their assessment, dismiss the charges. Even if they believe something untrue about you, you know the truth.

3. Practice. When you are alone, write in a journal and talk into a mirror, practicing what you will say in difficult situations that require assertiveness. Imagine a variety of discussions and arguments that make you feel uncomfortable, fearful, sad, defensive or angry. Plan out calm yet assertive ways to respond. Write them down and practice saying them.

4. Role play. This is the next step in practicing. With a spouse, sibling, parent, counselor or trusted friend, practice assertive communication. Have the other person play a variety of roles, including aggressive, passive, angry, withdrawn, pushy or stoic. Have them get in your face, make threats, pout, or anything other types of behavior you find yourself having to deal with. Practice responding calmly, rationally, and assertively.

5. Don’t be afraid to say no. Often, this is the area in which people struggle the most regarding assertive communication. We don’t want to disappoint, anger or sadden anyone else, so we agree to things we shouldn’t. The safest thing to do when given a request for action or work is to say “I’ll get back to you on that.” Then you’ll have time to think about what you want to do, what you want to say, and then you can kindly and assertively say and do what you want.


Wisdom by Swami Shivanand Part-1

FP looks at five airports around the world that make traveling hell.

Hate flying? You’re not alone. But often, it’s not the crowded, overly air-conditioned airplanes themselves that are the problem: Just getting on and off the plane is the real nightmare. For this week’s List, FP looks at five airports around the world that make traveling hell.

Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Firsthand account: “There is only squalor, an unnerving sense of confinement, and to some extent danger.” —Patrick Smith, Salon.com, May 25, 2007
Why it’s so bad: Because it’s standing room only. As a regional hub, an ordeal at Senghor is often unavoidable for travelers to West Africa. Once you’re in the terminal, don’t plan on relaxing: There are no seats, and guards will advise you to stop loitering if you hang around in one spot too long. Immigration lines can take up to three hours. And in any event, it’s best to keep moving since you can expect to be surrounded by vendors selling counterfeit goods and unofficial “porters” who will pressure you into hiring their services if you happen to come to a standstill. But the good news is that help may be on the way. The Senegalese government has begun construction on a new airport set to open in 2010, which will double the country’s air passenger capacity. No word yet on whether the new terminal will actually have chairs

Indira Gandhi International Airport
Location: New Delhi, India
Firsthand account: “Of all the regional capital airports this one takes the cake … a piece of crap ... bring the bug spray.” —Anonymous commenter, The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Sleeping in Airports, Dec 11, 2005
Why it’s so bad: Because it’s sheer chaos. The IT boomtowns of Hyderabad and Bangalore have built shiny new airports in recent years, but old standbys like New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport have failed to benefit from India’s economic expansion. Visitors report aggressive panhandlers, filthy bathrooms where attendants charge for toilet paper, and used syringes on the terminal floor. The main terminal building was even closed to visitors for a few months in 1999 after a flight from Nepal was hijacked. Things have hopefully gotten a little safer since an Australian tourist was murdered by a taxi driver leaving IGIA in 2004, prompting the Indian government to form a special tourist police force. But there’s still a danger of things going slightly awry: In 2005, an act of sabotage in an ongoing feud between cable television providers led to a pornographic film appearing on the airport’s television monitors. Let’s just hope it provided a much-needed respite from CNN International.

Mineralnye Vody Airport
Location: Mineralnye Vody, Russia
Firsthand account: “Mineralnye Vody airport is a lower circle of hell.” —The Economist, Dec. 19, 2006
Why it’s so bad: Because nobody told Mineralnye Vody that the Soviet Union is no more. Most of Russia’s airports have come a long way since the bad old days of communism, as new construction at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport attests. Competition from increasingly popular Domodedovo International Airport finally induced its cross-town rival to build two new terminals including cafes, electronic displays, and a new train service. But Mineralnye Vody, in a war-torn region of the Caucasus not far from the Chechen border, remains a stubborn throwback, right down to the large map of the Soviet Union that hangs in the departure hall. The airport seems to have earned a special place in the hearts of Russia’s foreign journalists, including the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg, who wrote in 2005, “Rather worryingly there’s a man selling Caucasian swords and daggers in the departure lounge and opposite him, over on the wall, is a list of local criminals wanted for murder.” Other amenities include snow and ice inside the terminal, feral cats wandering around, and Brezhnev-era copies of the Kama Sutra in the gift shop.

Baghdad International Airport
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Firsthand account: “Before jumping out of your seat to complain to the pilot, consider the good news: You’ve just avoided being shot down by a missile.” —Alan T. Duffin, Air & Space magazine, Oct./Nov. 2006
Why it’s so bad: Because it’s in a war zone. The Baghdad International experience begins before you even touch the runway. That’s when you’re treated to the stomach-churning effects of a Vietnam-era landing technique known as the corkscrew, used to avoid projectiles like the shoulder-fired missile that took down a DHL Airbus cargo plane in November 2003. The corkscrew involves an abrupt roll during final approach that twists into a spiraling, straight-down descent until the plane flattens out and lands at what feels like the last possible moment before crash landing. The terminal at the former Saddam International Airport is itself apparently not that bad, having been refurbished after the war by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Homesick American troops can even chow down at a food court featuring Burger King and Pizza Hut. But that feeling of comfort ends abruptly after leaving the airport, as visitors have to brave the infamous “highway of death” between the airport and downtown Baghdad

Charles de Gaulle International Airport
Location: Paris, France
Firsthand account: “Charles de Gaulle is a disgrace … it’s like a third-world airport.” —Michel-Yves Labbé, president of French travel company Directours, Aug. 14, 2007
Why it’s so bad: Because a city this great with an airport this bad is just plain embarrassing. It may not have surface-to-air missiles or feral cats, but visitors to Paris should expect more than the grimy terminals, rude staff, confusing layout, and overpriced food that they’ll find at Europe’s second-busiest hub. Charles de Gaulle’s most recent attempt at modernization, the construction of futuristic terminal 2E—you might remember it from U2’s “Beautiful Day” video—led to tragedy when its roof collapsed in 2004, killing four people. In June, President Nicolas Sarkozy opened a new facility capable of handling up to six Airbus superjumbos at one time, or about 8.5 million passengers per year. Normally, such a move would be welcome, but CDG already boasts eight terminals and handled 57 million passengers in 2006. Making the airport bigger only makes the problem worse
Something funny has happened to the price of oil: It no longer reflects reality. The reason, according to Fadel Gheit, one of Wall Street's top energy analysts, is that “financial players have seized control of the oil markets”. Find out how they did it in this week’s Seven Questions.

Foreign Policy: The price of oil has come close to reaching $100 recently. What does that $100 figure mean?
Fadel Gheith: It’s a psychological number. I mean, what’s the difference between $100 oil and $99 oil? There are a lot of futures contracts tied to hitting this number of 100, but it’s only another number; it really doesn’t mean much.
FP: The International Energy Agency is now saying that it’s really growing demand from China and India, not tight supply, that is driving these high oil prices. What do you make of that argument?
FG: Well, that is also true, but does it change the equation so much that we see oil prices up 60 percent in less than six months? Obviously not. I’ve been in this business for 30 years, and I can tell you, I try to justify $60 oil and I can’t find any plausible reason to think that oil prices should be a dollar above $60, let alone above $90 or $100.
FP: So what about derivatives trading—
FG: That’s exactly what I’m focusing on. I truly believe that major investment banks and a large number of very high-risk-taking financial players have seized control of the oil markets, especially in the last six months. During that time, oil prices moved in one direction and market fundamentals really moved sideways or even lowered. Demand has slowed down significantly. We have seen all kinds of indications that we are reaching a breaking point here. We’ve seen what happened to gasoline margins on the West Coast; they’ve dropped to an almost 18-year low. All this is an indication that something is wrong with the system, that supply and demand fundamentals do not justify the current price. But if the current price is based on speculation, there is no limit to how high oil prices can go. Basically, as long as there is somebody willing to bid higher, the price of the commodity will move higher.
FP: How much of the price of oil right now is really a “risk premium” associated with political turmoil in places like the Middle East, Venezuela, and Nigeria?
FG: Well, it’s very difficult to really quantify it. I wish there were a scale or a yardstick that one can use to do that, but one can deconstruct the $97 oil price and compare it to the $67 oil price only three months ago and see what happened in the world to push oil prices by $30 over a very short period of time. And basically, I can cite a few: The sharp drop in the U.S. dollar because of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates; increased tension in the Middle East with tough talk by the administration against the Iranians; also, the dispute between the Kurdish rebels and Turkey—all of these things basically gave the financial players additional ammunition, if you will, to push the fear factor to a higher level. I do believe that oil prices are inflated, and significantly. If I were to quantify how much, I would say at least $40
FP: So, in other words, our own fear is driving up the price of oil?
FG: Well, if you are a commodity trader, you want to do your best to push the commodity price in the direction that you forecast. And obviously, when you have a lot of financial players making bets on much higher oil prices, they would like to see a self-fulfilling prophecy. They want to see oil prices reach the level that they put the bet on. So, they can spread rumors. And if the glass is half empty or half full, they will say it’s empty.
To my knowledge, there is no oil shortage. Any willing buyers will not have a problem finding oil. Global inventories are over 4 billion barrels. In simple math, that is the equivalent of all the oil produced in the Middle East for six months. So, the fear premium, in my view, is totally exaggerated; it’s not justified by logic or market fundamentals. Again, it’s very difficult to quantify fear. But that is the psychological factor, in my view, that is bringing oil prices to these unprecedented levels. For instance, I don’t believe that Iran is going to cut oil exports, because Iran needs the revenue more than the world needs Iran’s oil. We have to be logical in assessing the risk. And obviously, financial players want to exaggerate the situation so that the risk premium increases and they make more money.
FP: Are you saying that without all that exaggeration, oil would be selling for less than $60 a barrel?
FG: Well, it’s not what I think. I listen to the view of the largest international oil companies. I spent several hours with the head of the [Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)] two years ago. At the time it was after Hurricane Katrina and oil prices were $62. He said, “Sixty-dollar oil is not good for OPEC; it’s not good for the global economy; it’s going to bring some dislocation; it’s going to bring government action.” And so I asked him, “Realistically speaking, what do you think is the ideal oil price?” And he said, “In our view, $45 is what we would like to see. That would give both producer and consumer some breathing room. It would give OPEC some sustainable demand growth, but also allow economic growth without inflation and so forth.” If OPEC would have been happy with $45 oil, and if the large international oil companies believed that oil prices above $40 would not be sustainable, how could they be so wrong, and oil prices be almost double what they were saying? The reason is the financial players.
That said, the biggest fear that OPEC has right now is that the same price volatility that brought oil prices from $50 to nearly $100 within a year could bring oil prices back down to $50 in a very short period of time. And who knows? Maybe the bottom is not even reached at $50 and could go even lower.
FP: Everyone is talking about increased demand from India and China, but the United States remains by far the world’s biggest oil importer. How big a factor in the price of oil is U.S. demand going forward, in light of recent talk of a coming slowdown in the U.S. economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and others?
FG: It’s very hard for me or anybody to think that we can maintain our level of growth with zero or a low level of inflation and have $100 oil. People who think this way are really daydreaming. It doesn’t happen. By excluding food and energy [from core inflation figures], we are really misleading people. From the gas pump to the supermarket to the department store, everything that you bought a year ago would cost you more today. I’m not saying it’s only energy that is causing this, but energy is a major component of the cost increase because it impacts everything we do. High oil prices will eventually slow down economic growth, if they haven’t already, and I believe they will start pushing inflation higher.
I do believe that there is a role for the U.S. government to play here, and that the government should be able to correct wrongdoing. The oil markets have been left almost unguarded. And I do believe that the financial institutions, while making billions of dollars in profits, are wrecking global economic growth. The same bubble that happened in housing and tech stocks will come back and haunt us. The U.S. government has an obligation to reign in some of this excessive speculation. Otherwise, there’s going to be a very bad ending.
Fadel Gheit is managing director of oil and gas resources with Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.

aircraft propellor for thrust

PURPOSEThe purpose of this experiment was to determine how an airplane propeller’s angle of pitch affected thrust. I became interested in this idea when I found out that flying an airplane costs a lot of money and if the propeller was producing maximum thrust then flying a plane wouldn’t cost as much. The information gained from this experiment could help pilots and the people who travel because they could get to their destination more quickly and less expensively.
HYPOTHESISMy first hypothesis was that the 45º pitch would provide the most thrust.My second hypothesis was that the very low pitch (5º) would provide very little thrust.My third hypothesis was that the very high pitch (80º) would provide very little thrust also.I based my hypothesis on an article in the World Book Encyclopedia that said, “Each section of the propeller blades meet the air at the angle that results in the most efficient generation of thrust.”
The constants in this study were:
The airplane model
How long the blades are
The thickness of the blades
The place the experiment is conducted
How many blades on each propeller (4 blades)
The material(s) used to make the blades
The material(s) used to make the airplane The manipulated variable was the pitch angle of the propeller.The responding variable was the speed of the model airplane. To measure the responding variable I used a stopwatch to time the number of seconds the plane took to travel a fixed distance.
model airplane
tinker toys
meter stick
PROCEDURES1. Make the model airplane fuselage from Legos. 2. Make the propeller using Tinker Toys.3. Put the wooden blades on the propeller hub.4. Mark a line for the starting line.5. Then measure 177.5 cm and mark a line for the finish line.6. Using a protractor card, set all the blades at the angle that is needed for the current test: 5º, 15º, 25º, 35º, 45º, 55º, 65º, 75º, 85º7. Put the propeller to be tested on to the model airplane.8. Put the airplane at the starting line.9. Turn on the airplane motor.10. Release the airplane and at the same time have someone start the timer.11. When the airplane gets to the finish line pause the stopwatch.12. Record the data on the table.13. Repeat steps 8-12, 7 more times with the same angle.14. Then repeat steps 6-13 with the next angle. 15. Then repeat steps 6-13 with all remaining angles.16. Average the results for each angle.
RESULTSThe original purpose of this experiment was to determine how an airplane propeller’s angle of pitch affected thrust.The results of the experiment were that the 15º angle went faster than any other angle. The 45º angle took more amount of time, than the 15º angle, to get to the finish line. I didn’t get up to the 85º angle because at the 55º angle it took too long to reach the finish line.See my table and graph
CONCLUSIONMy first hypothesis was that the 45º pitch would provide the most thrust.The results indicate that this hypothesis should be rejected because the 45º angle didn’t provide the most thrust, it provided very little thrust. My second hypothesis was that the very low pitch (5º) would provide very little thrust.The results indicate that this hypothesis should be rejected because the 5º angle provided the second most thrust.My third hypothesis was that the very high pitch (85º) would provide very little thrust also.The results indicate that this hypothesis should be accepted because the 85º angle did provide little thrust. Because of the results of this experiment I wonder if a 10º angle would provide more thrust than the 5º angle, but less than the 15º angle.If I were to conduct this project again I would do more trials than eight. I would put the airplane in the exact same spot when I started every time. I would try not to make a little push at the start so the airplane won’t go faster. I will make sure that the blades are at the right angle and that they are pushed in all the way.
RESEARCH REPORTAirplanesWe need airplanes to help us transport people and goods. Airplanes carry things, like mail, from one place to another. If we didn’t have airplanes then it would take longer to get our mail. Airplanes also carry people from one place to another. People can get to their destination faster by riding a plane than by a car or boat. If we didn’t have planes then it would take a lot longer to get somewhere that is far away. Airplanes make our lives better.Definition of AirplaneAn airplane is, any of various vehicles that are capable of flight, are held aloft by the force of air flowing around its wings and are driven by jet engines or propellers.Parts of an AirplaneThere are many parts to an airplane. These are some of the parts to a plane: propeller, wings, ailerons, flaps, cockpit, landing gear, fuselage, horizontal stabilizer, elevator, vertical stabilizer, and rudder. Each part of the airplane does something specific. These are the different things that the parts do. The propeller provides thrust. The wings event lift. The horizontal and vertical stabilizers are used to control the direction of the plane. The flaps are used during the take off. The ailerons are used to turn the plane and keep it level. The rudder changes the direction of the plane from side to side. The fuselage (body) holds things together. The elevators change the pitch. The motor (engine) drives the propeller. The ailerons on the wing tips are used to rotate the body. PropellerThe propeller is one of the most important parts of an airplane. It helps provide thrust. BladesThere are different kinds of blades on each propeller, some propellers have lots of blades and some have very few blades. There are 2, 3, 4, and sometimes more blades on a propeller. Small planes have 2-3 blades on a propeller. The larger planes have 3-6 blades on a propeller. The larger the plane the more blades it should have. The smaller the plane the fewer blades it should have. Definition of PropellerA propeller is, a rotary devise, usually driven by an engine or a motor, used to propel an aircraft or boat.Parts of a Propeller These are the parts to the propeller: tip, trailing edge, leading edge, hub, and root. The hub connects the propeller to the airplane. The tip separates the leading edge from the trailing edge. The leading edge extends from the hub to the tip. The trailing edge extends from the tip to the hub. The root is the point at which the blades attach to the hub.Forces of FlightThere are four forces of flight. There is lift, thrust, drag, and weight. Lift is a force that makes the airplane go up. The wings help the airplane make lift. The wings make lift by the air going below and above the wings. There has to be more lift than drag for an airplane rise in the air.Thrust is a force that makes the airplane move forward. The propeller makes thrust. When the engine stars to move it moves the propeller. The propeller will pull air back and it makes thrust.Drag is a force of friction. If drag is bigger than lift it will make the airplane slow down. If lift is bigger than drag then the airplane will go faster.Weight is like gravity. It pulls that airplane down. If there is more weight than lift then the airplane will start to go to down. If Lift is bigger than weight then the airplane will go father up.
BIBLIOGRAPHYAdkins, Brian and Brain, Marshal. “How Airplanes Work.” November 10, 2004. <http://travle.howstuffworks.com/airplane.htm.>Bridges, David. “Propellers.” December 7, 2004. <http://worldbookonline.com/wb/home. > Challong, Haslam. Flight. New York: 1995. p. 32.Macaulay, David. Way Things Work. New York: 1988. pp. 106-118“Propeller Parts.” January 28, 2005. <http://mercurymarine.com.>Steketee, Drew and Liden van der, Robert. “Airplane.” The World Book Encyclopedia. 1999. “The Four Forces Of Flight.” November 3, 2004.

Reversible Fuel Cell

Reversible Fuel Cell
A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device. It is two to three times more efficient at converting fuel to power than conventional combustion technologies (e.g., internal combustion engine) of the same size.
A fuel cell produces electricity, water, and heat using fuel and oxygen in the air through a single electrochemical process.
Water is the only emission when hydrogen is the fuel.
As hydrogen flows into the fuel cell on the anode side (see figure Fuel Cell Mode), a platinum catalyst facilitates the separation of the hydrogen gas into electrons and protons (hydrogen ions). The hydrogen ions pass through the membrane (the center part of a fuel cell) and, again with the help of a platinum catalyst, combine with oxygen and electrons on the cathode side producing water. The electrons, which cannot pass through the membrane, flow from the anode to the cathode through an external circuit containing an electric load which consumes the power generated by the cell. The overall electrochemical process of a fuel cell is called "reverse hydrolysis," or the opposite of hydrolyzing water to form hydrogen and oxygen.
A reversible fuel cell can accomplish "hydrolysis" through the supply of electricity to the cell and supply of water to the cathode (see figure Electrolyzer Cell Mode).
Only certain fuel cell types are reversible, that is, can also accomplish the electrochemistry associated with both the production of electricity from fuel and oxidant and the production of fuel and oxidant from water when supplied with electricity. The Reversible fuel cell concept is one that incorporates a reversible fuel cell that can accomplish both hydrolysis and reverse hydrolysis in the same cell. This allows one to consider the completely renewable production of electricity by using a renewable energy supply (e.g., solar, wind) to produce hydrogen and oxygen from water which can subsequently be used to produce electricity through the same fuel cell from the fuel and oxidant produced previously.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

India in 1835 and India in 2008

If you can not read in Picture it is as follows:

Lord Macaulay's address to The British Parliamnet on 2nd February 1835.

" I have travel across the length and breadth of India and i have not seen a person who is a
beggar , who is a thief such wealth i have seen in this country,such high moral values, people
of such caliber,that i do not think that we would ever conquer this country, unless we break
the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and therefore i propose that we replace her old and ancient education system,her culture, for if the Indians
think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own,they will loose
their main self esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a
truly dominated nation. "


Aseem Kaistha
It's your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude.

Watch Your Words

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Material Coin



1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing, brain degeneration.

2. Overeating

It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption

Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation

Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness

Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts

Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.

The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring , and artificial sweetner.
7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit. 8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to "schedule."

Because :

Evening at 9 - 11 PM :

Is the time for eliminating unnecessary/ toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an un relaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

Evening at 11pm - 1 am :

Is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 - 3 am :

Detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am :

Detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel. Detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5 am :

Detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 7 - 9 am :

Absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30 am , for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30 am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 - 10 am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.

Words of Wisdom Part-1 Sai Baba

Mind Without Fear

Mind Without Fear

Rabindranath Tagore


Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

Where knowledge is free;

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;

Where words come out from the depth of truth;

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;

Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.


5 steps to self-actualization

"Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend
on motivation."
-- Dalai Lama

Monitoring what motivates me has helped me see how I am growing. I do things
for different reasons now than I did 10 years ago. As we pay ongoing
attention to our motives, we can see how both our conscious and unconscious
attitudes are changing.

Here are some ways that our motives can shift with rising consciousness:
- I desire
- I want to collect things
- I want to know
- I want to serve
- I want to be

What are your motives as you participate in life?
"There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:
- people who want to have, to collect
- people who want action, work and labor
- people who want to be
The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that
you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When
you are, you never lose what you are."
-- Torkom Saraydarian

"You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!"
-- Bob Richards

"A good intention clothes itself with power."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 21, 2008

A Hair Raising Story


A Hair Raising Story


There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.  


Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today?"


So she did and she had a wonderful day.


The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.


"H-M-M," she said,  "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today?"


So she did and she had a grand day.


The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.


"Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."


So she did and she had a fun, fun day.


The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.


"YEA!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"


How we look at anything in our lives makes the difference between happiness and discontent. So lets make the most of what we have….