Aquent Jobs: Need a Better Job?This is a humorous print advertisement campaign launched by Aquent Jobs in Malaysia to promote its brand name. The campaign has focused on the fact that few jobs are really torturous that once a person gets in his exploitation to an unimaginable extent is certain. The first advertisement is showing a man sitting on a chair and his lungs are wrapped on the parts of chair depicting he cannot move for anything out of his work.
The second........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 5/7/2007 8:33:58 PM)
First Genome Comparison of Plankton SpeciesAn international team of scientists led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Department of Energy's (DOE) Joint Genome Institute has peered into the genetic makeup of two species of phytoplankton, the tiny plants key in global photosynthesis and carbon cycling, and come away with surprising results about evolutionary engineering and new ideas about the role that a poorly understood chemical element may play in the........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/30/2007 8:09:39 PM)
When cookies catch the cootiesOf all the things companies worry about when selling food products, catching "cooties" is probably not high on the list. But new research suggests it should be.
Products such as lard and feminine napkins evoke feelings of disgust that can reduce the appeal of other products they may inadvertently come in contact with in shoppers' grocery carts or on store shelves, according to researchers at Duke University and Arizona State University. The........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/30/2007 7:21:00 PM)
Network Before You ShopFeatures of social networking will soon be found on your favorite shopping sites. Shopping sites will start to use social networking as a way to increase shopping on their sites.
Shopping sites will start to use social networking to have shoppers tell each other what to buy. If you go to a shopping site now, like Amazon, you will usually see comments on item pages from people who have used the product. They tell whether they liked that........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:35:04 PM)
Bio-Friendly Plastic?Ever wonder what we're going to do for plastics - probably the world's most successful material - once we run out of according to TheStar.com writer Tyler Hamilton, we're fast approaching a time when corn-based plastics, which are much easier to recycle than the currently petroleum-based version and are made of a renewable resource, will come to the market. Hamilton reports that Japanese electronics-maker NEC has plans to launch........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:35:01 PM)
Hibernating Bears Conserve More StrengthA fascinating new study from the May/June 2007 issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology quantifiably measures the loss of strength and endurance in black bears during long periods of hibernation. T.D. Lohuis (Alaska Department of Fish and Game) and his coauthors find that black bears in hibernation lose about one-half as much skeletal muscle strength as humans confined to bed rest for similar periods of time do.
"Fasting, unweighting,........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/24/2007 11:08:38 PM)
Outsource Your Packaging to Reduce Gestation Time
Outsource your packaging and you are all set to bring down the time for introducing new products in the market. Catch hold of packaging contractors as they have the necessary resources for meeting the needs of the company and they can install the equipments quicker as compared to the pharma companies whereas in the case of companies the gestation period for a number of companies could be as high as one year.
If you can outsource your........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/24/2007 8:45:23 PM)
AP Says No to Paris Hilton Stories!No gossips about Paris Hilton for a whole week! No one should bother! Right? This is a blackout experiment conducted by News agency Associated Press.
Associated Press has banned its journalists from filing stories about Paris Hilton. They will no longer run wire stories about Paris Hilton.
AP entertainment editor, Jesse Washington announced the ban to staff on February 13, through an official memo.
Washington was quoted as saying of........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/24/2007 8:45:01 PM)
More Oil in Iraq: IHS ReportIHS, a consultancy firm, has undertaken a study and concluded that Iraqs oil reserves may be twice as vast as current estimates. The most comprehensive study, ever since the US-led invasion of 2003, estimates that Iraq could hold twice the oil as its current capacity and could double the production in five years
The companys Iraq Atlas, to be released on 9th of May, estimates the current reserves at 116 billion barrels. IHSs study claims........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/23/2007 11:18:58 PM)
Is YouTube Selling Links to Politicians?If you try to explore YouTube more intently, you will find a section which is intended for high profile US politicians. And if you observe scrupulously, you also will learn that there is inconsistency in the implementation of linking
A number of politicians are given direct links while others are deprived. Politicians which are given direct and straight links include Dennis Kucinich, Rudy Giuliani, John Edwards, Mitt Romney, Duncan Hunter,........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/23/2007 11:18:54 PM)
First European Voyage Up the DelawareA University of Pennsylvania scholar has pinpointed 1616 as the year of the first European voyage up the Delaware River.
Jaap Jacobs, a senior fellow at Penn's McNeil Center for Early American Studies, detailed his findings in a paper, "Truffle Hunting with an Iron Hog: The First Dutch Voyage up the Delaware River," presented to the McNeil Center Seminar Series on April 20.
Scholarly discoveries tend to be the outcome of a deliberate........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/23/2007 9:54:27 PM)
The emerging fate of the NeandertalsFor nearly a century, anthropologists have been debating the relationship of Neandertals to modern humans. Central to the debate is whether Neandertals contributed directly or indirectly to the ancestry of the early modern humans that succeeded them.
As this discussion has intensified in the past decades, it has become the central research focus of Erik Trinkaus, Ph.D., professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis.
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How to Think Like Warren Buffett, Part 17Here we are on part 17 of the 29-part seriWarren Buffet's words of wisdom from his yearly letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.
Let's take a look at the year 1993, shall we
Another decent year
Our per-share book value increased 14.3% during 1993. Over the last 29 years (that is, since present management took over) book value has grown from $19 to $8,854, or at a rate of 23.3% compounded annually
During the year,........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/18/2007 10:48:06 PM)
Women Entrepreneurs: Careful, Deliberate, PreparedMy experience coaching women entrepreneurs is that they are careful, deliberate, and prepared. They are careful not to waste their own time, deliberate in following their plan(s), and well prepared to own and operate a business
For those who want to one day run their own shows, Corporate America turns out to be a pretty good training ground. The women on our list agree that their years at big companies gave them important skills they're........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/18/2007 10:47:52 PM)
Ebola outbreaks killing thousands of gorillasWhy have large outbreaks of Ebola virus killed tens of thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees over the last decade? Observations published in the recent issue of The American Naturalist provide new clues, suggesting that outbreaks may be amplified by Ebola transmission between ape social groups. The study provides hope that newly developed vaccines could control the devastating impact of Ebola on wild apes.
Direct encounters between gorilla........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/17/2007 4:54:06 AM)
Black Edition AMG CLK63 Sets The New York Stage ‘Ablaze’Its the year of 40th Anniversaries for many superlative products in the Auto Arena. Ford forty years of its Shelby Cobra Mustang at the New York fest but they are not the only one celebrating this milestone as Mercedes-Benz also 40th birthday of its AMG in-haus performance specialists at the same venue
As a toast to the achievement Mercedes released an on road spec version of its F1 safety car with the dubbing, Black Edition AMG CLK63. The........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/12/2007 5:34:43 PM)
Pulsatilla vulgaris var. rubraBPotD is in brief entry mode on weekends and holidays from April through September. – Danie
A nod of gratitude to Meighan aka Meighan@Flickr for today's image (original | BPotD Flickr Group Pool). Much appreciated
There seems to be some disagreement as to whether this should be considered a botanical or cultivated variety (i.e., variety rubra vs. 'Rubra'). I've opted to follow the Royal Horticultural Society convention........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/11/2007 10:57:40 PM)
Earthshaking ImagesThe powerful earthquake struck suddenly, shaking the seven-story building so hard it bent, cracked and swayed in response.
But this was no ordinary earthquake. In a groundbreaking series of tests, engineering researchers from UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering jarred a full-size 275-ton building erected on a shake table, duplicating ground motions recorded during the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles, California.........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/11/2007 10:55:10 PM)
Clarifying The Behavior Of NeutrinosNew Haven, Conn. The initial data from the 10-year long "MiniBooNE" experiment at the Department of Energy's Fermilab significantly clarifies the overall picture of how the neutrino fundamental particles behave.
The project was designed to confirm or refute surprising observations from the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory's Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector (LSND) experiments in the 1990's that were explained simply........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/11/2007 10:15:41 PM)
Afghans favor and understand democracyAn overwhelming majority of Afghans favor democratic government and demonstrate a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of democracy, according to a new analysis by UC Irvine political scientist Russell Dalton. Violence and instability in certain regions, however, remain a significant threat to democracy's development.
Dalton, who helped develop and analyze The Asia Foundation's 2006 survey of Afghans, a follow-up to a 2004 survey, finds........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/10/2007 7:49:15 PM)
Free Movie Tickets: Peaceful WarriorThis isn't a life changer, it's just free movie tickets---wait, Tony Robbins says it actually "will impact the course of your life forever," so I spoke too soon
Anyway, to build an audience for the movie Peaceful Warrior, based on a somewhat popular self-helpy kind of book, Universal is giving away $15 million worth of free tickets to see it during its opening weekend of March 30-April 1........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 5/7/2007 8:34:06 PM)
Ashley Simpson: Ugly Duckling?Ashley Simpson revealed that she used to feel like an ugly duckling next to big sis Jessica Simpson
The now-brunette-now-blonde singer, 22, felt the pressure of constantly being compared to her beautiful and successful sibling. The comparisons went into overdrive when Ashley embarked on her own singing career, seriously affecting her self esteem. Ashleys response: Her new nose, courtesy a plastic surgeon.
A source told Britain’s........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 5/7/2007 8:33:55 PM)
Wake up early using the greedy BanClockI have always been fascinated (and sometimes thoroughly frustrated) with the kind of innovation that happens with a product as simple and basic as a clock. And we have kept our readers updated with the numerous releases that this product category sees, rangclock that buzzes with the sounds of NYC one that displays an endless random game of tennis.
To add to this category is the Scrooge of all clocks - the Banclock. The working of this clock........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:35:13 PM)
How to Protect Your Debit Card from TheftCustomers tend to prefer debit card due to the convenience offered by them as people like to spend their own money rather than borrowing it but thieves have got smarter and they are coming up with novel methods for stealing their information and even hard earned money too. In case of debit cards customers are at a greater risk since it offers less protection when compared with credit cards. In case of money lost from a debit card it might be........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:35:09 PM)
Snowflake cardiganI'm getting desperate for some sun and warmth, and getting fed up with all this clothes I have to wear. And when I think I'm ready to put on my skiing suit to combat the cold without layering one item over another I stumble upon great pieces that make me feel good about clothing once more
The Laureate Lane snowflakeavailable at Anthropologie for $114) is made of feather soft alpaca and is sure to keep you warm when sitting in your........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:34:56 PM)
Closer To The Goal Of High-yield Fusion ReactorAn electrical circuit that should carry enough power to produce the long-sought goal of controlled high-yield nuclear fusion and, equally important, do it every 10 seconds, has undergone extensive preliminary experiments and computer simulations at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine facility.
Z, when it fires, is already the largest producer of X-rays on Earth and has been used to produce fusion neutrons. But rapid bursts are necessary........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/25/2007 9:18:58 PM)
New Family of Pseudo-Metallic ChemicalsThe periodic table of elements, all 111 of them, just got a little competition. A new discovery by a University of Missouri-Columbia research team, published in Angewandte Chemie, the journal of the German Society of Chemists, allows scientists to manipulate a molecule discovered 50 years ago in such as way as to give the molecule metal-like properties, creating a new, "pseudo" element. The pseudo-metal properties can be adjusted for a wide........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/24/2007 10:21:42 PM)
Are Canadian Business Owners Missing Out?Canadians spend more time sitting in front of a computer on the Web than any other G7 country.
Against this background, he feels that Canadian businesses are missing the boat. Less than 36% of Canadian companies who do online advertising incorporate SEM/SEO in their programs. And they spend less than 18% of their online budgets in this area. Contrast this with the 79% of US online advertisers who engaged in SEM in 2006
Why this low rate........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/24/2007 8:44:56 PM)
Unwinding Sarbanes-Oxley's red tapeSo the regulators are rolling back Sarbanes-Oxley. What does that mean for investors long-term? And how much of of it should go?These are some of the issues examined in Will the SEC Embrace a Softer Sarbanes-Oxley.The piece from the Knowledge@Wharton series doesn't actually come up with definitive answers but that's to be expected, no-one really knows. But it does look at some of the issues and the dilemma regulators face of both........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/23/2007 11:19:02 PM)
Nanotechnology for treating spinal cord injuriesImagine a world where damaged organs in your bodykidneys, liver, heartcan be stimulated to heal themselves. Envision people tragically paralyzed whose injured spinal cords can be repaired. Think about individuals suffering from the debilitating effects of Parkinsons or Alzheimers relieved of their symptoms completely and permanently.
Dr. Samuel I. Stupp, director of the Institute of BioNanotechnology in Medicine at Northwestern University,........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/23/2007 10:40:24 PM)
World's most endangered cat: Amur leopardFollowing the April 18 announcement that only 25 to 34 of the Amur or Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) remain in the wild, World Wildlife Fund says the number must now be revised because a female Amur leopard was killed.
Anonymous tips led officers of two leopard anti-poaching squads to the body of the leopardess on April 20 about two miles from Bamburovo village within the watershed of Alimovka River on the territory of........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/23/2007 10:00:04 PM)
Science at the CrossroadsReaching across Fordham Road, long-time neighbors have forged a new bond in the name of science. Beginning in September 2008, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Fordham University's Graduate School of Education (GSE) will team up to offer a joint graduate program. The coursework will lead to a master of science in education degree and a New York State initial teacher certification in adolescent science.
education (biology grades 7........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/21/2007 7:24:18 AM)
Impact Of Asian Dust And Pollution On CloudsScientists using one of the nation's newest and most capable research aircraft are launching a far-reaching field project this month to study plumes of airborne dust and pollutants that originate in Asia and journey to North America. The plumes are among the largest such events on Earth, so great in scope that scientists believe they might affect clouds and weather across thousands of miles while interacting with the sun's radiation and playing........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/18/2007 11:02:09 PM)
The Most Important Part of The Business PlanAll sections of the business plan are important. Picking one which is most important is difficult. However, I think that there are three areas where most business plans either fail or pass:
1) Market Analysis: how big is the market? The answer to this question tells the reader of your business plan how much market share you need to achieve in order to meet your income objectives. This is the first area I look at in a business plan. For........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/18/2007 10:48:01 PM)
Was Einstein right?For the past three years a satellite has circled the Earth, collecting data to determine whether two predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity are correct. Today, at the American Physical Society (APS) meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., Professor Francis Everitt, a Stanford University physicist and principal investigator of the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) Relativity Mission, a collaboration of Stanford, NASA and Lockheed Martin, will........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/16/2007 10:14:11 PM)
Quantum dot lasersPhysicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Stanford and Northwestern Universities have built micrometer-sized solid-state lasers in which a single quantum dot can play a dominant role in the devices performance. Correctly tuned, these microlasers switch on at energies in the sub-microwatt range. These highly efficient optical devices could one day produce the ultimate low-power laser for telecommunications,........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/12/2007 6:29:30 PM)
Halle Berry to Mow Her ManeAfter Britney, its Halle Berry whos reaching for the clippers. The beautiful actress is all set to shave her lovely locks for a film role in the romantic comedy currently titled Nappily Ever After
Berry is playing the character of a woman who decides to go for the sharp crop after her hair starts falling out. Berrys character then learns to cope with peoples perceptions of her and the way in which her hair shaped who she was
Berry was........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/11/2007 10:57:37 PM)
Justin Timberlake Has No Bitter Feelings for Ex GirlfriendAlthough singer Justin Timberlake split with his four year long girl friend Cameron Diaz earlier this year, the singer has got no bitter feelings, but kind words for his ex.
Asked to comment on the split by British GQ, Timberlake, 26, said,
It’s hard for me to talk about because we’re talking about a person that I love and respect. If I hear anyone say anything bad about Cameron then I’ll have something to say to them
........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/11/2007 10:57:34 PM)
NASA cloud mission April 25 A satellite carrying two University of Colorado at Boulder instruments to study silvery-blue clouds that mysteriously form 50 miles above Earth's polar regions every year is slated to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on April 25.
The spectacular clouds, known as noctilucent clouds, will be probed by NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere mission, or AIM, to determine why they form and how they change. First spotted in........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/10/2007 7:52:09 PM)
Structural basis for photoswitchingUniversity of Oregon scientists have identified molecular features that determine the light-emitting ability green fluorescent proteins, and by strategically inserting a single oxygen atom they were able to keep the lights turned off for up to 65 hours.
The findings, published online this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, likely are applicable to most photoswitchable fluorescent proteins, said S. James Remington,........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/10/2007 6:28:19 PM)