Jumaat, 27 April 2012



MATRIC NU : 206465

Khamis, 26 April 2012

The Ice Worm Cometh

The Ice Worm Cometh
In 1887, a glacial geologist named George Frederick Wright was hiking across the Muir Glacier in southeast Alaska when something strange caught his eye. Just as the daylight began to fade, the previously uninterrupted expanse of white snow around him began to develop what appeared to be a five o’clock shadow. These wriggling “whiskers” grew rapidly and emerged from the solid ice, leaving the snow crawling with an astonishing number of small black worms. Within approximately an hour there were tens of thousands of them criss-crossing the snow as far as he could see, leaving nary a square inch unwormed. A few hours later they began to slip effortlessly back into the ice, ultimately leaving nothing but pure white snow behind for the morning sun. The ice scientist brought news of these strange ice wormsback to polite civilization, yet even over a century later little is known about the intriguing organisms.

The creatures that Wright observed were Mesenchytraeus solifugus–inch-or-so long ice-dwelling worms that reside exclusively in the coastal glaciers of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. The ice worms are so married to their home glaciers that even when a glacier is surrounded by a snow field the creatures will not wander more than a few meters from the underlying glacier’s edge. Moreover, these unusual organisms thrive only at temperatures near the freezing point of water. If one warms an ice worm to even a few degrees above freezing the worm will melt into goo. During the coldest months of the year the worms do not appear on the surface at all; it is suspected that they creep deep into the ice and suspend their animations for the duration of winter.

Although the ice worms lack eyes, some unknown mechanism allows them to respond to light and dark. By day the throngs of worms lurk as deep as two meters below the surface, and by night they squirm out to feed. Their preferred foods are bacteria, bits of pollen, and various snow algae including watermelon snow, a pinkish algae which creates swaths of snow that have the hue and aroma of fresh watermelon. Exactly how these worms penetrate the seemingly solid glacier ice is still a mystery. Some researchers hypothesize that the worms use the large pore atop their heads to excrete a lubricant that allows them to slip through minuscule fissures, while others suggest that the same pore might instead secrete an antifreeze agent that melts a path through the ice.
Although ice worms are usually solitary wanderers in the friscalating dusklight, they do occasionally linger in meltwater pools during the day. There they often intermingle as writhing, knotty groups engaged in what is assumed to be reproductive ice worm orgies.
In recent years NASA has provided limited funding to reverse-engineer Mesenchytraeus solifugus‘ cold tolerance to see if it might provide insight into possible life on our icy neighboring planets. More pragmatic scientists are also teasing out the ice worms’ secrets in hopes that the cold-resistant proteins might enable long-term cold-storage of human organ and tissues for transplantation. Sadly, our opportunity to exploit the ice worms is shrinking just as rapidly as the glaciers that they inhabit. Sorry ice worms. With warmest personal regards, humanity.

Rabu, 25 April 2012


Taip segala entri untuk blog anda disini.

Stir fry is an easy way to bring out the flavor of the vegetables and it is a healthy way to eat them. I realized that you can stir fry pretty much any vegetable, carrot, spinach, potato, french bean, long bean and many more with the same method with fantastic result/

Servings   :    3

300g cauliflower cut into small florets
1 carrot sliced
1 onion chopped
2 red chili sliced
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

Selasa, 24 April 2012

Govt scholars must work locally after graduation

Today's headline in http://thestar.com.my

"Govt scholars must work locally after graduation"

PUTRAJAYA: Beginning this year, the award of scholarships will be based on the need for scholars to meet their bond obligations upon graduation, by securing employment either with the public sector or an approved private sector company in Malaysia, the prime minister said.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he was confident that with the move, the Public Service Department (JPA) and Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp) would optimise the nation's best and brightest, to ensure a strong pipeline of top scholars for the Government Transformation Plan (GTP) and Economic Transformation Plan (ETP).
He said Malaysia could not be on the road to a knowledge-intensive and innovation-led economy without the talent to drive it.
"Malaysia has talent, indeed we have global talent, the only problem is that the world knows it and therefore Malaysia has to compete for its own talent," he said.
Najib said in terms of engaging fresh graduates entering employment, TalentCorp sets out a three-prong approach, namely to create awareness on job and career opportunities, enhance the transition from school to workplace such as through internship, and optimise talent such as management of government scholars.
He said during the National Student Consultative Council event last year, student leaders called for greater exposure to careers in National Key Economic Area sectors, and that the government committed to 12,000 internship allocation.
"Today it gives me great pleasure to announce that the incentive is further extended to encompass companies under the Petroleum Income Tax Act 1967," he said. Najib said to further enhance the targeting of upskilling programmes, TalentCorp and the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) would collaborate and coordinate upskilling programmes for graduates to ensure resources are invested according to priority sectors.
"The upskilling is projected to benefit close to 10,000 graduates per year, mainly engineers and will involve an allocation of about RM200mil per annum across various ministries," he said.
Meanwhile, Najib said TalentCorp had outlined three approaches to attract and facilitate global talent, which are reaching out to Malaysians abroad, facilitating returning talents, and enhancing expatriate facilitation.
He said upon immigration innovations introduced last year, over 500 top professional expatriates from leading companies had been granted the Residence Pass, a 10-year visa enabling them to reside and contribute to the Malaysian economy.
"I am pleased to announce that the Residence Pass will be extended to successful entrepreneurs engaged in knowledge-intensive activities," he said.
The prime minister said this in his keynote address when launching TalentCorp's Talent Roadmap 2020 at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), here Wednesday.
The Talent Roadmap 2020 articulates TalentCorp's role and plan of action towards delivering greater talent availability, in line with the ETP.
Najib said Talent Roadmap 2020 identified three strategic thrusts for talent interventions to optimise Malaysian talent, attract and facilitate global talent, and build networks of top talent. - Bernama

Isnin, 23 April 2012

Interesting Quotes


Today we see some interesting quotes that i liked and applied....

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog" - Mark Twain

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" - Charles Caleb Cotton

"Loneliness is the most terrible poverty" - Mother Theresa

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed" - Theodore Roosevelt

"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ahad, 22 April 2012

The Life That I Have

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours.
The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.
A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Sabtu, 21 April 2012

Rethinking pedagogy

Rethinking pedagogy

An education system that emphasises rote learning rather than understanding has no place in a world that demands students to be equipped with reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Are education systems across the world still relevant to the needs of our society and future? One expert from the United States (US) is not afraid to say that the system – in the US, at least – is obsolete.
According to Tony Wagner’s book, The Global Achievement Gap, there is a huge chasm that divides what Americans are teaching and testing in their schools versus the actual skills students need to further their studies and pursue their careers.
Wagner is co-director of Change Leadership Group (CLG) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, which is a research and development centre charged with helping teams to be effective leaders in schools and districts throughout the US.
To keep up with the pace of information and technology, students must be taught how to process and analyse the information. — File photo
“Wagner points out that the relevant skills needed for the 21st century is no longer taught in classrooms and lecture halls,” said Victoria University vice-chancellor Prof Peter Dawkins.
In his lecture, a part of the Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers series held at Sunway University, Prof Dawkins uses Wagner’s book to discuss the skills required for employment in the new workforce.
“Today, employers are not just looking for ‘domain skills’ and knowledge relevant to their field in a potential employee.
“They are also looking for ‘generic skills’ like problem-solving and teamwork. Focus on these skills is lacking in our education systems,” said Prof Dawkins.
Even when the study is transposed onto the Australian education system, it points to many areas where changes can be made to better prepare students for transitions – from school to college, then to work, said Prof Dawkins.
In the book, Wagner noted that there was no curricula or teaching method in place to teach students how to reason, analyse and write well.
He explained how the American education system was on the verge of crisis as most of the tests it uses for accountability comprise multiple choice assessments, which require more memorising than thinking.
      A teacher playing a board game with her students to give them a practical understanding of accounting. —File photo

Jumaat, 20 April 2012

Why are humans are different from each other???

Why are humans are different from each other???


Here i have the answer why human being different....

Physically, we are what our DNA determines us to be. My hair colour was determined when I was conceived, so was my skin- and eye-colour. Whether I would be tall or short was also determined then.

When animals mate, one half of the male's DNA is matched with one half of the female's. These halvings don't always follow the same pattern. In my case, my mother and father had four children, and each of us got different bits of their DNA.... not very different bits, just slightly different - that's why we look somewhat alike.
The reason humans differ - physically - from one another is because they all got different parts of their parents' DNA - and their parents' DNA was already different from other people's.
Most animals reproduce like this - except for insect species where there is a 'queen' who's offspring are almost all totally identical.
The other way we differ of course is temperamentally - our characters are all different because they are formed when we are young and our family background and our environment contribute to shape our personality, so we differ from people who had a very different background and lived in different times.

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a white Marble mausoleum located in Agra, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritageTaj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The construction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects under imperial supervision, including Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Makramat Khan, and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer.

Jumaat, 13 April 2012

Earthquake in Acheh 2012

"The powerful undersea earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra this week was a once in 2,000 years event, and although it resulted in only a few deaths, it increases the risks of a killer quake in the region. A powerful 8.6 magnitude earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks struck off Indonesia on Wednesday, sending people scurrying from buildings as far away as southern India, but there seemed little risk of a disastrous tsunami as in 2004."
Is it the world going to end?
Yes, it is sign from God to us. But whatever happen, we have go on our life. And only thing we can do is pray with God.


Ahad, 8 April 2012

My Characteristics

I'm realistic, confident, happy, and talented in education. I'm also have a bad temper! I'm value my family status a lot; I'm will be in the top rank when I'm reach a certain age. I'm have everything in my life but with worries throughout my lifetime. I need to get ready looking for a partner rather than waiting. If don't, then might end-up being single. I'm born to contribute to everyone's joy. My best match is 2. Good matches are 1, 4.

Below the link is regarding people who born on 25 August: