Monday, September 29, 2008

Ang aking tula para sa filipino

Hello! Eto yung tula ko para sa Filipino. Sana matuwa kayo rito.

Tulang may malayang taludturan

Ang Mundo ng Dahon

Ang dahon

natanggal sa sangang wumawasiwas sa hagnin

ang dahon naalis sa malayang mundo ng mga panaginip

unti-unting tinatangay ng papalayo.

Ang hangin

tinatangay ang dahon

mula sa kanyang masasarap na panaginip

ng walang kamalayan,

di na maibabalik.

Ang bangin

patuloy na nilalamon ang ang dahong walang magawa


patungo sa mapanganib niyang sarili.

Ang bato,

na pinagulung-gulungan

ng marami nang dahon bago sa kanya,

muling natutuwa sa pagdating

ng kaibigang ligaw at malungkot.

At ang ilog

tinangay papalayo ang kaawa-awang dahon

pinatuloy ito sa kanyang payapang kaibuturan,

hanggang makalimutan na

ang lahat ng


Animal Video 1

Hello! May nilagay akong mga videos. Enjoy!

Animal Videos | Wild Animals | Pets

Friday, September 26, 2008

Superstition Scientific Explanation

Superstition Scientific Explanation 2
Do not go along a path a black cat has just crossed.

According to belief, the cat had cast a bad mark on the path, and by crossing that line, the person is able to "catch" the mark, making him unlucky. But there is an exception, according to them, if the person didn't see the cat.
A probable reason for this is that by seeing the cat, the person feels that the journey will go bad so that his mind is blocked by negative thought. On the other hand, if this person does not see the cat, but it did cross his path, his mind becomes free from negative thought, making the day a really lucky one.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Superstition Scientific Explanation 1

Superstition Scientific Explanation 1
Do not continue your journey if you see a snake crossing your path.

This is because your journey will be unlucky, according to them.
The truth about this superstition is that being able to see a snake cross your path means that snakes live along that path. Therefore, continuing this journey can lead to your death, or to your doom.

Superstition Scientific Explanation

Hello to all of you out there. From now on, I am going to write blog posts labeled "Superstition Scientific Explanation", posts concerned about superstitions and their scientific explanations. A link on the right side of this blog will lead you to all posts concerning this. Hope you enjoy them!

Note: The image shown here is the Superstition Mountain.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Filipino Poem

Ito na yung start ng tula namin para sa filipino.

sang gabi muli ng aking pagtatrabaho
Mahal na ang langis hirap na ang aking amo
Sa bawat sandaling ipapasada niya ako.
Hindi ko nga alam baka siya ay mapatay ko...

Monday, September 22, 2008


Please vote... Ang related post tungkol sa topic na ito ay yung post noong september 11, 2008. Thanks!

To all those out there, let us all pray for the people affected by Hurricane Ike.
Pero, Amazing dahil sa iReport, natuklasan na ang isang bahay sa lugar na tinamaan ng Hurricane Ike ay nakikitang nakatayo pa rin, sa gitna ng iba-ibang natira ng nasabing kalamidad. More info if you click this.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Hello. Today nalaman ko na kung ano yung Elocution piece na gagamitin ko para sa English, at ito yung monologue sa librong " Don't Look and it Won't Hurt" ni Richard Peck. Ginawa itong librong ito noong 1972, at... yun, kinuha ko yung isang part doon. Pwede rin naman yung "Pairs of Shoes" ni Nguyen Quyen na tinranslate ni Ben Tran.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Blog Submission 2

Deadline for Blog submission, 5 entries again, September 27,2008.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider, a large atom smasher buried underground the French-Swiss border, had already fired its first beam yesterday, September 10, 2008.

Basically, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) is a huge machine that will make protons collide in order to see what these particles are made of by letting the particles move at a speed nearly equal to the speed of light. After that, the ATLAS and CMS (which are both particle detectors), will detect unusual parictles in the wreckage. With this, the scientists get the answers to the many questions that bothered them for years.

These are the facts about the LHC:
17 miles around. 9,000 magnets. 7,000 scientists. $10 billion. Operating temp: -456.25 F. Power used: 120 MW. Network: 1.8+Gb/s.

Theories that can be answered:
The Big Bang Theory

Best Case: The Large Hadron Colliders' ALICE experiment successfully creates quark-gluon plasma, a substance theorized to have existed just milliseconds after the Big Bang. By generating temperatures more than 100,000 times hotter than the sun, scientists hope to watch as this particle goo cools and expands into the particles that we know. That could help scientists answer why protons and neutrons weigh 100 times more than the quarks they're made of.

Worst Case: Scientists inadvertently make a micro black hole, and the earth is quickly erased from existence. Just kidding: scientists at CERN and elsewhere have ruled out the possibility that the LHC will create any kind of doomsday scenario. The black holes that the LHC could theoretically create don't even have enough energy to light up a light bulb. On the other hand, the U.K.'s Astronomer Royal put the odds of destroying the world at 1 in 50 million (which puts it in the realm of possibilities but still not as likely as hitting the lottery).

String Theory

Best Case: Scientists detect certain types of supersymmetric particles, aka sparticles, which physicist Michio Kaku calls, "signals from the 11th dimension." This would show that string theorists have been on the right path and that the universe really is made up of the four dimensions we experience and then seven others that unite the forces of nature.

Worst Case: String theory's basic assumptions are violated. The LHC will be the first particle accelerator capable of allowing scientists to study W bosons, the elementary particle responsible for the weak force. If they don't scatter in certain ways, it'll be back to the drawing board for a generation of string theorists, or as one physicist told New Scientist, "If we see these violations, people will start working very feverishly on some sort of alternative that will produce these violations."

The "Our Universe Is Not Alone" Theory

Best Case: If scientists find a long-lived gluino, the postulated supersymmetric partner of the gluon, one group of scientists argues that it can be seen as a "messenger from the multiverse" and will lend support to the theory that our universe is just one of many. (Keep in mind though: not everyone is buying this interpretation.)

Worst Case: Our universe really is alone. Or even worse: it's lonely.

The Dark Matter of the Universe Theory

Best Case: Astrophysicists currently believe that 96 percent of the universe is made up of dark matter and energy that we can't see and can barely detect. Dark matter alone is estimated to compose 26 percent of the universe, only we have no idea what it's made of. It has been postulated that the neutralino is the best candidate for dark matter. Many physicists hope that the neutralino -- which, if it exists, will be relatively easy to produce -- will make an appearance in the debris inside the CMS or Atlas detectors, confirming the theory of dark matter.

Worst Case: Proudly, physicists announce that they've observed dark matter's unmistakable signature inside one of the LHC's detectors. But over the next few weeks, the reality sinks in that they've actually made a measurement mistake. Some physicists don't think that the LHC will be precise enough to measure any dark matter that it's lucky enough to create.

The Standard Model of Particle Physics

Best Case: With the standard model so well elucidated, perhaps a curveball is in order. Sean Carroll of Cosmic Variance notes, "There is almost a guarantee that the Higgs exists, or at least some sort of Higgs-like particle," so perhaps the best scenario would be finding the Higgs-like particle rather than the Higgs itself. That wouldn't be such a radical break from the model such that all previous work is too highly devalued, and at the same time it could open new physics frontiers.

Worst Case: The Higgs boson -- the long-postulated particle that is supposed to give mass to particles -- is finally confirmed. Sure, discovering the Higgs at the LHC would be neat, but it would basically just confirm a lot of what physicists already know, without really pushing the science: Boring. Some scientists have even said that their worst case scenario for the entire collider project would be finding the Higgs and just the Higgs.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Sine Function

The sine function is a really interesting thing to learn. But then it is a hard topic when it is included in the school curriculum because, even though it is interesting, the thought that it is included in your daily dose of requirements is a hard thing to accept.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Vertical Farming

The other processes inside:

LED bulbs save energy and can be tuned to the specific wavelengths favored by each species (only red for lettuce, for example).

Robotic arms equipped with mechanical noses “sniff” plants and harvest them based on the presence of specific alcohols, a more precise judge of ripeness than color.

Raising cattle is inefficient—only 3 percent of the energy used to raise a cow ends up as protein on your plate. Instead, scientists will cultivate slabs of meat in the lab from chicken, pig or cow stem cells raised on a diet of water, glucose and natural proteins. To approximate the texture of meat, they will “exercise” the muscle with electrical pulses. The fatty texture of a porterhouse is too complex to replicate, but sausage and chicken nuggets should be routine in a decade.

Note: images by Graham Murdoch, overall story courtesy of Popular Science periodical.

Monday, September 8, 2008

New Technology

Vertical farming is a farming strategy in which plants are grown inside urban high-rises. These buildings are called "farmscrapers". Farmscrapers can also house livestock and fish. With this kind of strategy, fruit, vegetables, fish, and livestock would be produced year-round in cities which can help the cities become self-sufficient. The farming techniques used in these farmscrapers would also include recycling of materials and other greenhouse methods.Wind power, solar power, and incineration of raw sewage and the inedible portion of harvested crops can also be included in the farmscrapers to power the building. To see a video about this, click here.

Small space is used
Faster transport of products
Products become more readily available
Crops can be produced in large quantities through combining hydroponic, aeroponic and other related growing methods.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Vertical Farming

Vertical-axis wind turbines are potentially 50 percent more efficient in low wind conditions than conventional turbines.

Ceiling-mounted systems monitor and control humidity, temperature, and nutrient distribution.

Farmers load harvested plants onto a central elevator to be sold at the grocery store below.

Even a few insects or pathogens could decimate the enclosed crops, so farmers entering the building must don containment suits and pass through airlocks. Scientists will coat plants with genetically modified bacteria that glow in the presence of a threatening disease or pest, alerting farmers to an outbreak.
Plants don’t have millions of years to adapt to indoor hydroponic growth cycles, so botanists must select and breed the strains that perform best. Other scientists will blend specialized fertilizers for the plants so that they’ll contain micronutrients essential to the human diet, like selenium and zinc.

Chickens require little space and yield one pound of meat per two pounds of feed—very efficient by farming standards.

Neighbors purchase vertical-farm goods in the tower’s ground-floor grocery store, and electric trucks deliver food to local markets.