Sunday, August 8, 2010

New 7 Wonders of the World


W
hile browsing through the internet I ha
ve found an interesting article in wiki, the new Seven Wonders of the World. I think this is a great topic to share with you guys. According to the article this is a project to find and update a new 7 wonders of the world that can replace the ancient findings. Before we start to the new 7 wonders, lets me introduce the ancient wonders. You guys may have been heard of them or may be not. Let me introduce them one by one.

The Great Pyramid of Giza

It was built 2560 BC and believed to be the tomb of the fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu.It was constructed over 20 years of period.

The hanging garden of Babylon



They were built in the ancient city Babylon which presently known as Al-Hillah, Babil, in Iraq. It was built by Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II around 600 BC. This ancient wonder cannot be seen physically due to it destruction by the earthquake throughout the years. Figure is just the illustration by the artist.

The statue of Zeus at Olympia


It was sculptured by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 432 BC in the Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece. It was destroyed by Caligula the Roman Emperor.

The Temple of Artemis


The Temple of Artemis which is also known as the Temple of Diana that was built for the Greek’s goddess was completed around 550 BC in Turkey. Now the only remainder of this Temple is its pillars and foundation. The figure is the model of the temple in Miniature Park, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus



This is the tomb of Mausolus, a satrap in Persian Empire and Artemisia II of Caria, his wife and sister. It was built between 353 and 350 BC. Figures is an illustration by Marten Hermskerk and the remaining of the tomb. This Tomb was built in Halicarnassus, presently known as Bodrum, Turkey.

Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes on the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. Before its destruction it is the tallest statue that stood over 30 meters high. Figure shown is the drawing of this statue.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria


The Lighthouse of Alexandria, also known as the Pharos of Alexandria, was a tower built between 280 and 247 BC on the island of Pharos at Alexandria, Egypt to guide sailors into the harbor at night. With a height variously estimated at between 393 and 450 ft (120 and 140 m), it was for many centuries among the tallest man-made structures. Figure is an illustration of the lighthouse.

Among all of the seven wonders of the ancient world, only one that still remains, that is the Great Pyramid of Giza. Will it be one of the new 7 wonders of the world? Well let me continue and see whether the great Pyramid of Giza still listed.

In order to find or announce the new 7 wonders of the world, votes have been collected throughout the world to choose 7 from 21 top listed wonders of the world. The winners of the new 7 wonders of the world are as followings.
  1. Taj Mahal
  2. Chichen Itza
  3. Christ the Redeemer
  4. Coliseum
  5. Great Wall of China
  6. Machu Picchu
  7. Petra
To know more about them you guys need to wait for my upcoming post that will come soon. The other 14 nominated wonders are:
  1. Acropolis of Athens
  2. Alhambra
  3. Angkor Wat
  4. Eiffel Tower
  5. The Great Pyramid of Giza – well at least it is in the top 20
  6. Hagia Sophia
  7. Kiyomizu-dera
  8. Moai
  9. Red Square
  10. Neuschwanstein
  11. Statue of Liberty
  12. Stonehenge
  13. Sydney Opera House
  14. Timbuktu
I will choose some of them to be reviewed in my upcoming post after I finished reviewing the new 7 wonders of the world. Stay tuned and enjoy your reading.

*Note: pictures were taken from wikipedia

Say cheese....

[It has been a long time since the last book review. I have been busy lately with my new job. From now on maybe I will not post as often as before. But no worry, I will try my best to update new reviews for you guys. Okay for starter after a long silence let me share this little snippet.


Cheese.. not all people likes to eat cheese but most of us love it. We even sometimes said it when we took a picture, "say cheese...". Saying the word itself can bring smile on our face. This time I will share about the "Manufacturing process of cheese". Let us start with where the cheese comes from. Cheese was not made by itself but it is produced by milk. It can come from cows, goats, ewes, or other mammals. But the one that we eat today mostly comes from cow’s milk.

Cheese is one of the world’s oldest food products. Cheese was first discovered thousands of years ago when nomadic herdsmen stored their milks in vessels made from the sheep’s and goat’s stomachs. Because their stomach linings contained an ideal mix of lactic acid, wild bacteria as milk contaminants and rennet, the milk would ferment and coagulate. This will finally result the production of cheese.

What is it in this cheese that is good for us? Cheese is a very high protein food and it is an ideal nutritional replacement for meat in a vegetarian diet. It is rich in the essential amino acids, calcium, protein, phosphorus, other minerals and vitamins, and has a high calorific value. A 30-gram (1.1 oz) serving of Cheddar cheese contains about 7 grams (0.25 oz) of protein and 200 milligrams of calcium. Nutritionally, cheese is essentially concentrated milk: it takes about 200 grams (7.1 oz) of milk to provide that much protein, and 150 grams (5.3 oz) to equal the calcium (taken directly from the source).

Figure shows the manufacturing process flow on the cheese production. But this flow is just the basic and may differ between each manufacturer depending on the type and quality of the cheese that we can get in the market today. Well that is all that I can share in this short snippet. You guys can read further in “Manufacturing process of cheese” that was written by ‘Mark Angelo’. Have a happy reading and till we meet again in the next review.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Miracle of Creation in Plants


W
hat is the purpose Allah makes the plants? Actually without the plants, we and any other being that rely on oxygen for breathing will have a difficulty in living. Plants are a major producer of oxygen. We and the plants need each other in order to survive. Why is that? It is because plants take in carbon dioxide and release out oxygen while human breath in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.

To tell a story about plants let me start with how are their reproductive system works. Plants have the most effective reproductive system compared to other being. Some of them can easily multiply by having its stalk cut and placed in the ground. Some of them just use the insect and birds as their reproduction agent. For example most of the flowers that can produce nectar will spread their pollen to the bees or butterflies. This way the male pollen can be transferred to the female flower for reproduction.



Now let me tell you how the plants make their food. Plants obtain or produce their food by themselves. The process of producing food by plants is call photosynthesis. The processes occur in the leaf of the plant. Main ingredient to make their food is the sun, nutrition from the soil, water, and last but not least carbon dioxide. It is during this photosynthesis process that the releases of oxygen occur.




You must be asking how it is possible for the leaves to absorb nutrient from the soil. Well it not. It is the root that absorbs the nutrient from the soil along with the water. In a plant there is a pumping system that is sufficient enough to pump the water that is full with nutrient from the soil and spread it through out the entire plant including the leaves.


Isn’t it a miracle that Allah created plants in this world? It is certainly is. I found it interesting the way the writer wrote about this topic. Yes, the knowledge I shared I got it from a book. The writer of this book is ‘HarunYahya’. The title of this book is “The Miracle of Creation in Plants”. If you have read my previous book reviews you must already knew that this writer always write books to oppose the theory of evolution, which includes this book. At the last chapter of the book you guys will have an expose on why the theory of evolution is just a theory that was made by the man who act like a god, the man who believe that everything was not created but an evolution, and the man who have no faith in God. This man is no one but only Charles Darwin.


Happy reading and increase you knowledge, Assalamualaikum.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Learn & Remember

Brain is a super computer for us. This will only be true when we know how the brain operates. If we know the skill to utilize our brain effectively, we can make everything we learn stays in our memory for a long time.


Actually we started to learn since we were in the womb. While in the womb, fetuses can hear everything that is going on outside of it. Besides that, it also able to learn and remember what it hears. For example, baby recognizes the voice of his/her mother. That is why newborns will stop crying when they hear their mother’s voice.

The other ultimate prove that makes our brain a super computer is our ability to learn and remember language. We learn how to talk by listening to other people talking around us. That is why our mother tongue or the language we speak depends on the community that we were raised by.

One way to learn and remember longer is to practice the thing we learn again and again. Same as language, we speak the same language almost every minute of our life. That is why we never forget what words to say.

Besides practice we must have a great focus on the things that we want to learn. Without focus all that we learn will be a short termed memory. For example when ask someone for about his or her phone number, we only remember the number temporarily if we do not take note of it. This is because there is no focus in remembering it. We just use it to call at that certain time only.

There are many other ways that we can do to be able to remember all that we have learned. There is this one book that I have read recently which is, “Learn Faster & Remember More” written by ‘David Gamon, PH.D & Allen D. Bragdon’. In this book we can find out when we first start learning and remembering. It also tells us that when we were young the brain is at its most efficient state and it will deteriorate when we get older. To get to know how to learn faster and remember it, this book is the best source or should I say the best starter for us to read.




Friday, March 12, 2010

Spider

Spider is a unique creature. The most special trait about the spider is its ability to produce silk thread to build its web. Yet another proves that the theory of evolution that was brought up by Charles Darwin is a total lie.

Do you know that this eight legged creature can produce six types of silk thread that can be combine to make something useful for them? Amazing right? These threads are produce by six different glands in the spider body. Let me list out the types of threads:

1) The thread of the tear-resistant cocoon outer layer
2) The elastic sticky thread of the capturing spiral
3) The less elastic spiral thread the spider walks on

4) The less elastic, almost rigid thread which makes up the frame of the web

5) The thread of the tear-resistant cocoon inner layer

6) The soft thread used for wrapping eggs and prey



With all of the different types of silk the spider can use them to build a trap to capture its food. This trap is the well known spider web. The thread produce by the spider is so thin that it only has a diameter of less than one thousandth of a millimeter. It is even five time stronger than a steel thread of the same dimensions. Furthermore it is very elastic and can stretch up to four times its own length. It is so amazing and no power in the universe able to make that besides Allah the All mighty.

Interesting is it not? Well you guys can read it all in this one book "The Miracle in the Spider" written by the well known author Harun Yahya’. In the conclusion part of the book you guys can even read brief information of the unaccepted theory, the theory of evolution. Enjoy your day and happy reading.









*Note: pictures were taken from the web.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Be Distinguished

Today, being the best is not that simple. Even though we have a good result in academic does not mean that we can be the best. Maybe we can be the best now but it will not remain the same if we do not change our self. That is why to remain the best and be on the top we need to be distinguished. How do we do that? How can we always be the best? Well I am going to share with you guys what have I just learned recently from reading one motivational book. This book is called "25 Ways to Distinguish Yourself” the author is ‘Rajesh Setty'. Yes, there are 25 ways to be distinguished. I will pick some of them to share with you guys.


Let start with ‘Build a strong relationship’. Relationship is very important in our everyday life. Building a relationship is not a short time process. Everybody starts their relationship with 0%. Slowly when time past by the relationship will increase up to 100%. If we have a good relationship with others, it will help us to improve in our work because it makes things easier.


Second, ‘Dream Big’. We must have a dream in our life and career. When we have a dream we will do as best as possible to achieve it. Without a dream we have nothing to make as a booster to improve our self. Every successful people dream of something big, for example the idea of making a plane. It started with someone dream of flying. That dream has become a reality at the end. So dream big and turn it into reality.


The third way is my personal favorite, ‘Be a reader’. There are a lot we can achieve by reading. Even many successful people love reading. Reading can make us learn on other people secret of success. Even to distinguish yourself you have to read this book. So be a reader and be distinguished.


The last but not least is ‘Get back on your feet fast’. To be the best you will experience the time of falling. Yes failure will occur to anyone. What counts is not how many times we failed, but how well we can handle that failure. If we fall we must stand up fast. This way will help us to end everything that start. That is how we achieve our dream.


I am afraid I can only share four of the tips with you guys. This is because I want you to find an effort to read the book yourself. I think that is a good starter to be distinguished. Well, happy reading and put our self on top.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Historical Lie

I think most of us have heard about the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. It is the theory made by Darwin and it is called the theory of evolution. In his theory Darwin said that human are the evolution of its ancestor the ape. In this evolution the human start from the Stone Age which is the era that only stone tools were used and human shelter is the cave. Then human gained evolution and knowledge to use the bronze and iron. That is when the Bronze Age and Iron Age came. The irony thing about this theory is there is no solid evidence what so ever that can support it. Thus, there are still many scientists that believe in it.

As a Muslim, we all knew that Human was not from an evolution of an animal such as the ape. Human was created by Allah the Almighty. There are also proves that humans were not living in primitive way of life. Archaeologist have found many artifacts from thousands of years ago that tells humans were living as the way we are now. As soon as human was created, Allah has thought us how to live and how to talk.

Darwinism dogma is not acceptable at all. All the history that was brought by this evolution theory is a total lie and will jeopardizes our faith. So as a Muslim we must be aware of this twisted agenda and get to know the truth to set things right. I have just read a good book that will give us an insight of what is this evolution theory and what is the real history of human civilization.

The title of this book is “A Historical Lie: The Stone Age “it was written by the infamous author, ‘Harun Yahya’. In this book there are many archeology findings that will give us the idea on how our ancestor or human before of our era have lived. In this book there is a findings on the ancient Egypt on how they can manage to build a great monument that is still standing until today which is The Great Pyramid. That is the great prove that human does not live in a primitive way as suggested by Darwin with his theory of evolution. To know more you guys have to read. Again a good knowledge we can get it from a book.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Human Body


T
his time I would like to share something interesting with all of you. It is about our body. Yes, human body. How much do we know about our own body? What are the main parts in our body? How our bodies function? It will be expose right here. But of course it is not very detail. I will only share enough for you guys to get an Idea.
First, let us start with the introduction which is the body system. Body system are made from tiny little thing called cells. One cell is only 0.011 inches across. There are about 10 trillion cells in the body. There are different kinds of cells such as nerve cells and muscle cell. From these cells formed a tissue, which is called the muscle and nerve tissue. Two or more of these tissues will create an organ like the brain, stomach, or kidney. They will work together as a complete body system. The body system consist of integument, muscular, skeletal, nervous, sensory, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, reproductive, hormonal, lymphatic, and immune system.

Let us proceed to the largest organ that human has. Can you guess what is it? It is the skin.
It is the largest because an average adult skin can cover a single size bed. In the surface as we can see the skin is actually dead. It is underneath the skin that is alive. The skin replaces itself every month. From the skin we get the sense of touch. This is because there are touch sensor underneath it.

After the skin, there is our hair and nails. Hair and nails also the same as the skin. The outer layer is dead but underneath is alive. Hairs grow almost all part of our skin except palms, the palm sides of your fingers, and the soles of your feet.

Movement that we made every single minute is mostly done by the muscles. Without the muscle we cannot move freely. Half of our body weight is contributed by our muscles.

The muscles cover the main structure of human body which is the skeleton. Do you know that in us there are 206 pieces of bones forming the skeleton? That is a lot right. These bones are join by the muscles.

Our movement is control by the nervous system. What is the nervous system? The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves.The system works by sending tiny electrical signals, called nerve impulses. This what determine the response such as pain to the brain to be processed and respond.

The super computer in human body is the brain. It contains 100 billion nerve cells called neurons.If this part of human body is dead. The human itself is as good as dead.

Next part in human which is important is the eyes without them the world is black. The eyes is the mechanism that will capture the image we see and will be sent to the brain to analyse the image. the eyes really not see what we see. Its the capturing tool. The function of the eyes is the same as the camera lens that will only capture rays of light. the image will be build by the brain.

To obtain balance human need the ears. With the ears we can not just hear but it will give us the sense of balance. This is because in the ears there are hair cells that produce nerve signal to inform the body about the gravity and give us balancing response.

Well that is as far as i could share with you because there are longer list than that. I will tell you the list but to get to know it further you guys need to read the book yourself. Here are the list that are not included in my discussion:

- Nose and tongue
- Teeth and Jaw
- Lungs and breathing
- Heart
- Circulatory system
- Blood
- Digestion
- Liver and pancreas
- Kidneys
- Genes
- Reproduction
- Stages of life
- Hormones
- Lymph and immune system

You can continue to obtain the knowledge on human body by reading this book "Just The Fact:Human Body" it was publish for especially for school studies.

*Note: some of the picture were taken from the book.

Hybrid....

Hybrid is something that is a combination of two or more original source, as for an example hybrid car. Why does it called hybrid car? This is because it is a combination of electrical car and common car which is the car using oil or gasoline as its fuel. Hybrid car was first known created by the famous Austrian car designer Ferdinand Porsche in 1900.

There are two types of hybrid car. The first one is a mild type which is the electric motor only assists the gasoline engine to drive the car. The second one is the full type which is the electric motor itself drive the car. Hybrid cars have two design types which are the series and parallel. In series design type the gasoline engine is used to genera

te electricity while the electric motor drives the car. In parallel hybrid both the gasoline and electric motor drives the wheels.


Hybrid car is very expensive because it has a combination of two technologies and the demand for it is not high. Although it is expensive it is a very environmental friendly car. It can be a solution to cater the global warming scenario that cause by using conventional car which release green house gas to the air.


Well that is a little bit of an introduction of the hybrid car. To know more about its technology and its advantages there is one book you can look into. Anyway book is a good source of knowledge. The title of the book is “How Do Hybrid Cars Work”. The author is ‘Richard Hantula’. It is a simple yet informative reading material. Yo can even get it in Ebook version via the net.



*Note: some of the picture were taken from the book.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Locusts...

Ever heard about locust? Have any idea on what it looks like? No…, let me help you on that. First let me ask do you know what is a grasshopper? Hmm maybe a picture could help on explaining what it is. For those who do not know what a grasshopper looks like then this may help you.

That is a grasshopper, but we are not discussing on the grasshopper, we are focusing on the locust. But why do I showed to you grasshopper instead of a locust? Let me make it clear. Actually locust and grasshopper are almost similar. Don’t believe it, well believe it. Let me show you, it is almost the same is it not. Although they may look the same but there are a major difference between them. For your information grassh

opper remains the same behavior and color regardless on the situation around it. But locust can change. It can change from solitude and non aggressive insect into a ferocious eater.


What does it eat? It is a vegetarian. Plant especially green ones is it favorites. It changes because of food. When it is the dry season and the amount of food decrease, the locust will change and join the others to form a swarm of locusts. There is a name for this

changes and it is called gregarious. They will fly from one place to another to find food. When this time occurs, farmers are the one that will be in a terrible concern because their crops will be the target. The swarm will eat almost anything and left the farmers with a great despair.


These locusts will change back into solitary form when there is no more food too consumes and the rainy season comes.

In this form they will be as much likely as their fellow siblings the grasshoppers. They w

ill be gentle and their color will be almost the same as their surroundings in order to stay in solitude.


Well that is generally about the locust. Actually there is more information from where they came from. Where they came from? Where else, of course the knowledge I shared I took it from a book. The title of this book is “Locus

ts: Insect on the move”. The writer is ‘Sandra Markle’. It is a simple book that is full of simple yet useful information. You can find out almost everything about locust such as their anatomy, how they breed, how they change, what is their special traits, and much more. Have a peek on it. Wise man says, “A little reading would not hurt”. Do not ask me who this wise man is. I am not that wise to know.