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Google and Rescue Operation

November 7, 2013 Leave a comment

What was the last thing you searched for online? Why were you looking for it?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us SEARCHING.

lightning

The last search that I did on google was to find out how lightning strikes occur and if it is possible to harness this power to produce energy. We had heavy rain and thunderstorms yesterday and that prompted my search on this topic.

Singapore being close to the equator has frequent lightning during thunderstorms. It was interesting to know that lightning occurs  intra-cloud, from one cloud-to-another cloud and from cloud to the ground. An electrically charged plasma channel is produced in the surrounding air making the air a conducting path for the lightning.

The lightning travels downward in leaders and can initiate upward streamers from the  ground. Because the electrostatic discharge of terrestrial lightning superheats the air to plasma temperatures along the length of the discharge channel in a short duration, kinetic theory dictates gaseous molecules undergo a rapid increase in pressure and thus expand outward from the lightning creating a shock wave audible as thunder.

Lightning rods were originally developed by Benjamin Franklin. A lightning rod is very simple — it’s a pointed metal rod attached to the roof of a building. The rod might be an inch (2 cm) in diameter. It connects to a huge piece of copper or aluminum wire that’s also an inch or so in diameter. The wire is connected to a conductive grid buried in the ground nearby. Lightning rods provide a low-resistance path to ground that can be used to conduct the enormous electrical currents when lightning strikes occur. If lightning strikes, the system attempts to carry the harmful electrical current away from the  structure and safely to ground.  If the strike contacts a material that is not a good conductor, the material will suffer massive heat damage. The lightning-rod system is an excellent conductor and thus allows the current to flow to ground without causing any heat damage.

(References: Wikipedia, How Stuff works)

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://basicallybeyondbasic.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/daily-prompt-google-and-rescue-operation/
2) http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/daily-prompt-google-and-rescue-operation/
3) http://noncitygirl.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/googling/
4) http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2013/11/06/last-search/
5) http://youarethepassenger.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/daily-prompt-google-and-rescue/
6) http://adityaviyer.com/2013/11/06/google-and-rescue-operation/
7) http://adorablyobnoxious.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/daily-prompt-google-and-rescue-operation/
8) http://writethroughlife.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/daily-prompt-searching/
9) http://gawoman45.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/google-look-up/
10) http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/the-google-help/

Categories: General Tags: , ,

Intense

November 6, 2013 1 comment

Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us INTENSE.

 

Focussed and spirited
We embrace your warmth
Sustainer of life
Fiery, intense

Nothing else matters
When lost in your love
A roller-coaster of emotions
Caring, intense

Playing with toys
Lost in time
The look in your eyes
Free, intense

Living our lives
With joy and gratitude
We unite the world
Peace, intense

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://neverstationary.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/intense-like-no-other/
2) http://basicallybeyondbasic.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/daily-prompt-intense/
3) http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/2013/11/05/daily-prompt-intense/
4) http://thetemenosjournal.com/2013/11/05/daily-prompt-intense/
5) http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/the-sunlight-of-fall/
6) http://whoison1st.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/intense/
7) http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/the-intense-joy/

Categories: Poetry Tags: , ,

It builds Character

November 5, 2013 2 comments

Tell us about a favorite character from film, theater, or literature, with whom you’d like to have a heart-to-heart. What would you talk about?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us a CHARACTER.

jeeves

One of my favourite characters with whom I would like to have a heart-to-heart is Jeeves.  I would love to learn how he comes up with solutions to save his employer in the nick of time and yet serves with humility and purpose!

Jeeves is a fictional character created by P.G. Wodehouse.  He is a brilliant valet firmly in control of his rich and foppish young employer’s life.  Jeeves invariably comes up with great plans to save his bumbling employer  Bertie Wooster from trouble and inevitable misunderstandings.

Jeeves frequently displays mastery over a vast range of subjects, from philosophy (his favourite philosopher is Spinoza he finds Nietzsche “fundamentally unsound”) through an encyclopaedic knowledge of poetry, science, history, psychology, geography, politics, and literature. He is also a “bit of a whizz” in all matters pertaining to gambling, car maintenance, etiquette, and women. However, his most impressive feats are a flawless knowledge of the British aristocracy and making antidotes (especially for hangovers). His mental prowess is attributed to eating fish, according to Bertie, who often offers the dish to Jeeves.

Jeeves is known for his convoluted yet precise speech and for quoting from Shakespeare and famous romantic poets. In his free time, he likes to relax with “improving” books such as the complete works of Spinoza, or to read “Dostoyevsky and the great Russians”. He “glides” or “shimmers” in and out of rooms and may appear or disappear suddenly and without warning. His potable concoctions, both of the alcoholic and the morning-after variety, are legendary.

Jeeves’ propensity for wisdom and knowledge is so well known that it inspired the original name of the Internet search website Ask.com (called “AskJeeves” from 1996 to 2006). In the twenty-first century, a “Jeeves” is a generic term (in the fashion of “a Johan”) for any useful and reliable person, found in dictionaries such as the Oxford English Dictionary or the Encarta World English Dictionary.

Jeeves and Wooster are two great literary characters immortalised by P G Wodehouse.  Jeeves is a complex and interesting character who is intelligent and at the same time dedicated to serve his master.  That is why he still appeals to readers worldwide.

(Reference: Wikipedia)

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://jacquelinebrinkman.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/character-a-memoir-of-jane-austen/
2) http://noncitygirl.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/cinderella-wake-up-and-smell-the-damn-roses-already/
3) http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/alice-in-wonderland/
4) http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/daily-prompt-it-builds-character/
5) http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/2013/11/04/daily-prompts-it-builds-character/
6) http://crookedeyebrows.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/better-person/
7) http://geanieroake.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/daily-prompt-why-we-love-jane-eyre/
8) http://teepee12.com/2013/11/04/daily-prompt-star-struck/
9) http://didntjustwakeup.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/the-making-of-an-awesome-character/
10) http://jamescollettphotography.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/daily-prompt-it-builds-character/

Placebo effect

November 4, 2013 Leave a comment

If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us HEALTH.

 

In my opinion, Cancer is one killer disease that has and is claiming countless lives around the world.  It saps the energy, weakens and eventually destroys a life.  I have seen friends gradually become weak and leave us due to the harmful effects of cancer.

Although lot of research is being done on the cure, no effective cure has yet been found.  I would love to devote my energy to the cure of cancer as it would prove to be a blessing for millions.

Countries and research institutions have to collaborate to develop a cure for Cancer before it consumes more lives!

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://awlscribe.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/daily-prompt-placebo-effect/
2) http://publictransituser.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/daily-prompt-health/
3) http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/a-cure/
4) http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/a-cure-for-cancer/comment-page-1/#comment-820
5) http://adaywithdepression.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/a-cure-for-anxious-depression/
6) http://theasianreloaded.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/daily-prompt-placebo-effect/
7) http://crookedeyebrows.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/keep-walking/
8) http://vivirquenoespoco.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/food-and-water/
9) http://shakespearesgal2.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/lets-talk-about-peace/#comment-1746
10) http://thoughtsofanicedteadmind.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/the-placebo-effect-autism/

Categories: General Tags: , , ,

Trick or treat

November 1, 2013 Leave a comment

If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us TREAT.

 

sweets

It happens to be the Diwali season here.  I would hand out a treat of Diwali sweets and we could join in lighting lamps, sparklers and crackers to celebrate the occasion!

Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil.  It celebrates victory of knowledge over ignorance!

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://thelovelyphotog.com/2013/10/31/daily-prompt-a-visual-treat-for-you/
2) http://ihopeyouretakingnotes.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/a-poem-trick-or-treat/
3) http://youarethepassenger.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/daily-prompt-trick-or-treat/
4
http://happyskips.com/2013/10/31/daily-prompt-treats/
5) http://austindetails.me/2013/10/31/trick-or-treat-the-eyes-have-it/

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