‘Snoopy’ Digs the Archive for You: May 2013

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Visiting our blog now? Well, you could have missed a few interesting posts. Here we bring you “Snoopy” he will dig the archives and bring you the complete list of old posts in one place. Check out now what Snoopy found from May 2013.

 
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One question poll : Know what others say: Love or Hate their Job?

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5 Insights from the Movie 300 : A Recommended Reading

‚ÄúBeing happy doesn‚Äôt mean that everything is perfect. It means you‚Äôve decided to look beyond the imperfections.‚ÄĚ
Just one great Quote : Being HaPpY

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Understand Arguments : The Frog Story

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Slums Of Chennai : Needs Action

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Relax Off Serious Philosophies ūüôā Nothing but fun : A Teacher Terrorist¬†ūüôā

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A Funny Story of a Man and his Dog: Sure It Will Leave You Thinking

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Must Read : Inspirational Speech : Dalai Lama : Education & Warm Heart

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Three Life Changing Words : Teacher who made the Difference

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EcHo Of You

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Attitude n’ Choices

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Dream Thieves : Go Go.. Keep Going..

Missing flight
The Missed Flight : Writer’s Digest Entry

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Be Thankful : Insights

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Bet you stay off tears? Ugly, The Cat : Value of Compassion & Love

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Insights : Time Bank

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Story of Jenny : The Real Pearl Necklace

Darkness needs Light
Picture Speaks : Darkness Needs Light, Money blocks Accessibility

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What exactly is ‚ÄúPropel¬†Steps‚ÄĚ?

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10 Unusually beautiful friends (Part 1) : We humans have lot to learn

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SAVE TIGER : Pictures Speak

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Choose one : You wanna be Victim or Creator : Personality Insights

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Instant Personality Self Test : Your brain thinks mostly left / right / both?

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Dont Miss it : Which direction the Train moves? It will as you wish.. Magical¬†ūüôā

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Blind girl gets to class XII merit list, tops humanities group

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Snippet Thoughts: Error at Start: Career Decision

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The Cab Ride I will Never Forget : Great moment in Life

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The Lost Watch

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Limpid Life

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You will say WOW : Miguel Claro’s Astrophotographs

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Why Dogs live less than us? : This Deserve a read.

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Who is the Daddy? Earth or Homo-Sapiens?

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There’s More fruit in Rich Man’s Shampoo than a Poor man’s Plate

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Box Full of Kisses : While reading you too realize having one Box¬†ūüôā

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Never Miss to Read this : A Miracle costs $1.11 : True Story

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Appreciate Talent : Siddhartha Rahi & Summa Hussain : Young Student Scientists From Ghazipur, India.

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Appreciate Talents : Adithyha Jayakumar ‚Äď A Musical Talent from South¬†India

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An Interesting Personality test : Just 5 mins

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Life is similar to filling our cart. We pay and enjoy for what we fill our carts with…

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The Little Firefighter : Relish helping others : Must feel Story

Peace is Cheaper than War Love is Precious of all Weapons
Pic : Peace is Cheaper than War! Love is Precious of all Weapons!

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Impressive Quotes from Finland Teachers

7. DICENTRA
Top 10 Beautiful flowers in the world

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Snippet Thoughts : Push

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Snippet Thoughts : A Humane day

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Poster #3 : Is there a True Friend?

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Poster #2 : Join Hands if you are against Caste Discrimination

Poster #1 : A Good Child is a Sign of a Good Society…

The Good Bye Kiss

Lesson to a Disciple Painter : Easy to point; hard to correct.

Just 3 words : Explains So much

The Cookie Thief : Must Read One

The empty soap box : Keep it simple lesson for every organisation

Need Expert Opinion: What will happen if there are no limitations to export / import taxes (arbitrage benefits)?

Four Fingered Pianist : Hee Ah Lee

Jessica Cox ‚Äď An Inspirational¬†Woman

18 Rules of HaPpInEsS¬†ūüôā

Our Life is Our Choice: Always do your best

Window of Happiness : Must Read One

Ways to judge people, things and life : Four Seasons’ Insight

Beautiful Oil Paintings : Realistic Ones

One of the most inspired story : Boy and Butterfly

Very Small Story, But Great Insight : Purpose of Goal

Home of Millions : Earth : Have no space for our little Sparrows?

Four Apples and Understanding others

Inability is just a belief : Story of Elephants

Hold on your emotions : This may make you feel the importance of understanding

Old one but Evergreen story : True Love is Unique

‚ÄúPaid in full with one glass of¬†milk‚ÄĚ

Difference : Optimist and Pessimist

Know Stats: List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions

Concert Freebies : Don‚Äôt miss to read¬†ūüôā

Funny Marriage of Princess : Cant stop laughing¬†ūüôā

Quotes from the Way of a Peaceful Warrior ‚Äď Dan¬†Millman

The Brick and the Jaguar : Listen to life

Reach and Touch Others’ life with Kindness : Story of Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

Appreciate Life : Story of a Blind Girl

A true story, happened in 1892 at Stanford University : Herbert Hoover & Paderewski

‚ÄĚHow heavy is this glass of water?‚ÄĚ : Stress is same as¬†this

Snippet Thoughts : Mistakes Matters @ workplace

50 Amazing Facts about Animals : I

“A Love Letter at my 60″ Heart melting Story. Never miss to read it.

Guys Vs Cats : These funny pics will relax mind¬†ūüôā

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Alert! : Have Nuclear Reactor in your country? Read this please

11 Facts about Nuclear Reactors (Fukushima mentioned here, applicable for a reactor in our country too)

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Is Fukushima the greatest environmental disaster of all time? Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. The radioactive material that is being released will outlive all of us by a very wide margin, and it is constantly building up in the food chain. 

¬†Nobody knows for sure how many people will eventually develop cancer and other health problems as a result of the¬†Fukushima nuclear disaster, but some experts are not afraid to use the word ‚Äúbillions‚ÄĚ.
 
It has been well over two years since the original disaster, and now they are telling us that it could take up to 40 more years to clean it up. It is a nightmare of unimaginable proportions, and there is nowhere in the northern hemisphere that you will be able to hide from it. The following are 11 facts about the ongoing Fukushima nuclear holocaust that are almost too horrifying to believe
 
1 –¬†It is estimated that there are 1,331 used nuclear fuel rods that need to be removed from Fukushima. Because of all of the damage that has taken place, computer-guided removal of the rods will not be possible. Manual removal is much riskier, and it is absolutely essential that the removal of each of the 1,331 rods goes perfectly because a single mistake could potentially lead to a nuclear chain reaction.
 
2 –¬†According to Reuters, the combined amount of cesium-137 contained in those nuclear fuel rods is 14,000 times greater than what was released when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima at the end of World War II. Other estimates put this number far higher.
 
3 –¬†Officials in Japan admit that 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima is entering the Pacific Ocean every 24 hours
 
4 –¬†According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day.
Yoichiro Tateiwa, NHK reporter: [Professor Jota] Kanda argues government statistics don’t add up. He says a daily leakage of 300 tons doesn’t explain the current levels of radiation in the water. Jota Kanda, Tokyo University professor: According to my research there are now 3 gigabecquerels [3 billion becquerels] of cesium-137 flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every day. But for the 300 tons of groundwater to contain this much cesium-137, one liter of groundwater has to contain 10,000 becquerels of the radioactive isotope. NHK: Kanda’s research and monitoring by Tepco puts the amount of cesium-137 in the groundwater around the plant at several hundred becquerels per liter at most. He’s concluded that radioactive isotope is finding another way to get into the ocean. He’s calling on the government and Tepco to identify contamination routes other than groundwater. Read More

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5 –¬†According to Tepco, a total of somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium has got into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima disaster first began.
 
6 –¬†Something is causing fish along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs. Could Fukushima be responsible?
 
7 –¬†150 former sailors and Marines say that they now have radiation sickness as a result of serving on U.S. Navy ships near Fukushima and they are suing for damages.
 
8 –¬†The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly coming from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time.
Iodine-131, for example, can be ingested into the thyroid, where it emits beta particles (electrons) that damage tissue. A plague of damaged thyroids has already been reported among as many as 40 percent of the children in the Fukushima area. That percentage can only go higher. In developing youngsters, it can stunt both physical and mental growth. Among adults it causes a very wide range of ancillary ailments, including cancer. Cesium-137 from Fukushima has been found in fish caught as far away as California. It spreads throughout the body, but tends to accumulate in the muscles. Strontium-90’s half-life is around 29 years. It mimics calcium and goes to our bones. Read More
 
9 –¬†It is believed that the Fukushima nuclear facility originally contained a whopping 1760 tons of nuclear material.
 
10 –¬†It is being projected that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon ‚Äúhave cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher‚ÄĚ than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.
 
11 –¬†According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.
 
Sadly, the true horror of this disaster is only starting to be understood, and most people have absolutely no idea how serious all of this is.
We have endless releases into the Pacific Ocean that will be ongoing for not only our lifetimes, but our children’s’ lifetimes. We have 40 million people living in the Tokyo area nearby. We have continued releases from the underground corium that reminds us it is there occasionally with steam events and huge increases in radiation levels. Across the Pacific, we have at least two peer-reviewed scientific studies so far that have already provided evidence of increased mortality in North America, and thyroid problems in infants on the west coast states from our initial exposures. We have increasing contamination of the food chain, through bioaccumulation and biomagnification. And a newly stated concern is the proximity of melted fuel in relation to the Tokyo aquifer that extends under the plant. If and when the corium reaches the Tokyo aquifer, serious and expedient discussions will have to take place about evacuating 40 million people from the greater metropolitan area.
 
As impossible as this sounds, you cannot live in an area which does not have access to safe water. The operation to begin removing fuel from such a severely damaged pool has never been attempted before. The rods are unwieldy and very heavy, each one weighing two-thirds of a ton. But it has to be done, unless there is some way to encase the entire building in concrete with the pool as it is. I don‚Äôt know of anyone discussing that option, but it would seem much ‚Äėsafer‚Äô than what they are about to attempt‚Ķbut not without its own set of risks. And all this collateral damage will continue for decades, if not centuries, even if things stay exactly the way they are now. But that is unlikely, as bad things happen like natural disasters and deterioration with time‚Ķearthquakes, subsidence, and corrosion, to name a few. Every day that goes by, the statistical risk increases for this apocalyptic scenario. No one can say or know how this will play out, except that millions of people will probably die even if things stay exactly as they are, and billions could die if things get any worse.¬†
The area immediately around Fukushima is already permanently uninhabitable, and the truth is that a much wider area of northern Japan should probably be declared off limits for human habitation. But this just isn’t about Japan. The cold, hard reality of the matter is that this is truly a disaster that is planetary in scope. The nuclear material from Fukushima is going to be carried all over the northern hemisphere, and countless numbers of people are going to become seriously ill as a result.
 
And remember, this is a disaster that is not even close to being contained yet. Hundreds of tons of radioactive water continue to enter the Pacific Ocean every single day making the disaster that we are facing even worse. May God have mercy on us all. 
 

Originally Written by Michael T. Snyder 

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Courtesy : Google, various Environmental sites

Eco-Preservation : Bioluminescence

Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton
Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. Bioluminescence occurs widely in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in some fungi, microorganisms and terrestrial invertebrates. Some symbiotic organisms carried within larger organisms produce light.
Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton

Before the development of the safety lamp for use in coal mines, dried fish skins were used in Britain and Europe as a weak source of light

Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton

Bioluminescence is a form of¬†luminescence, or “cold light”¬†emission¬†by living organisms; less than 20% of the light generates¬†thermal radiation. It should not be confused with¬†iridescence,¬†structural coloration,¬†phosphorescence.

By etymology, bioluminescence is a¬†hybrid word, originating from the¬†Greek¬†bios¬†for “living” and the¬†Latin¬†lumen¬†“light”.

Bioluminescence is a form of chemiluminescence where light energy is released by a chemical reaction. Fireflies, anglerfish, and other creatures produce the chemicals luciferin (a pigment) and luciferase (an enzyme). The luciferin reacts with oxygen to create light. The luciferase acts as a catalyst to speed up the reaction, which is sometimes mediated by cofactors such as calcium ions or ATP. The chemical reaction can occur either inside or outside the cell. In bacteria, the expression of genes related to bioluminescence is controlled by an operon called the Lux operon.
Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton 

Bioluminescence occurs widely among some groups of animals, especially in the open sea; in some fungi and bacteria; and in various terrestrial invertebrates including insects. Many, perhaps most¬†deep-sea animals¬†produce light. Most marine light-emission is in the blue and green¬†light spectrum, the wavelengths that pass furthest through¬†seawater. However, some¬†loose-jawed fish¬†emit red and¬†infrared¬†light, and the genusTomopteris¬†emits yellow light. Sometimes thousands of square miles of the ocean shine with the light of bioluminescent bacteria in the “Milky seas effect“.

Non-marine bioluminescence is less widely distributed. The two best-known forms of land bioluminescence are fireflies and glow worms. Other insects, insect larvae, annelids, arachnids and even species of fungi have been noted to possess bioluminescent abilities. Some forms of bioluminescence are brighter (or exist only) at night, following a circadian rhythm.

Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton 

Bioluminescent organisms are a target for many areas of research. Luciferase systems are widely used in the field of genetic engineering as reporter genes. Luciferase systems have also been harnessed for biomedical research usingbioluminescence imaging. Vibrio symbiosis with numerous marine invertebrates and fish, namely the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid (Euprymna scolopes), are key experimental models for bioluminescence.

The structures of photophores, the light producing organs in bioluminescent organisms, are being investigated byindustrial designers. Engineered bioluminescence could perhaps one day be used to reduce the need for street lighting, or for decorative purposes.

The gene that makes¬†firefly‘s tails glow has been added to mustard plants. The plants glow faintly for an hour when touched, but a sensitive camera is needed to see the glow

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Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton
Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton
Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton
Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton
Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton
Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton
Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton
Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton
Glowing Bioluminescent Plankton

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