Category: Science & Technology

How to Help Your 2nd Grader Love Science

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Imagine back in time a bit to your old school days. Did your science teacher just stand there and present you with a bunch of facts and figures? Was looking at the pictures in the textbook the most fun you had in your science class?

If you were bored in science, imagine how your child feels in 2nd grade science class. This is not because there is anything wrong with science or that science is boring. The problem is, that it is being introduced the wrong way.

Make Science Exciting

A textbook works great as a guide to learning science, but should try and do more to make science really exciting. Science experiments are by far the best way to get a child interested in science.

One fun and simple experiment you can try is to put a small seed in a cup, add some soil and watch the process of life as it grows and sprouts. Out of all the 2nd grade science curriculum on the market, my absolute favorite is Apologia Science. I have found Apologia to be the best at really making science fun and engaging for children.

Children love to be engaged, especially 2nd graders. Let a chick hatch from an egg and let your child care for and observe it. This will not only help your child learn about science, but also about life itself.

Children Need to Be Allowed to Think for Themselves

When a child asks you how something works, your natural instinct is to explain it to just explain it all to them. Instead of just telling them the answer. Why not help them discover the answer themselves? This way you can teach your child how to think for themselves and learn the answer at the same time.

For example, if your child is curious about what certain fish eat, you can ask a question like, ‘Well, what kind of snack do you think this fish likes the best?’ Tell them a bit about what is available under the water and let them discuss it with you.

Software as a Service or SaaS Technology Definition and Advantages

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It truly is a more competitive world out there. Businesses know that to be at par with the competition and to grow at a rapid pace, they need to drive innovation within the company and find partner organizations that are cutting edge and would help them dominate the market quickly using practical, simple and cost effective methods.

Rob Purdy, CEO of Carlton Group, a leading edge technology provider, said that in 2011, the IT Channel Planet reported on an IBM survey which said that “mid size businesses are shifting investment priorities more towards innovation and growth and a significant portion of resources are likely to be allocated towards “SaaS” computing. About 70 % of the respondents intended to work with a local channel partner to help meet their technology objectives.”

What exactly is Software as a Service or “SaaS” Technology and why has it become important for businesses?

Information technology research and advisory company Gartner describes SaaS as software thats managed, delivered and owned remotely by providers which could be one or more. The infrastructure and the IT operations that support the applications are also outsourced to the vendor or a different provider. The application that the vendor delivers is an application thats based on one set of data definitions and common code which are then consumed in a one-to-many model by customers at any time. If the software needs to be installed on-premises using the companys infrastructure, that is not SaaS technology.

A Gartner Group estimate put the 2010 sales of this technology at $10 billion and the 2011 sales at about $12.1 billion. By 2015, the IT advisory company estimates that sales figures for SaaS will double the 2010 numbers.

Purdy, citing the Wikipedia definition, said that Saas is “a software delivery model in which software and its associated data are hosted centrally and accessed by users using a web browser over the internet.”

Why are more and more companies choosing Saas? Purdy said the following reasons:

1. He said that many large performance improvement companies have made the decision to migrate their client solutions to SaaS technology because it is much more affordable than traditional software to maintain, faster to implement and in most cases can be fully managed by the end customer.

2. SaaS technology delivers secure, affordable, scalable and easily accessible method to deliver employee recognition performance, loyalty training and even global reward management solutions all on a global scale.

3. SaaS keeps companies competitive. Purdy said, “Companies stand to reap massive rewards by incorporating SaaS solutions into their offerings. Performance improvement companies who do not offer SaaS solutions are less competitive simply because most enterprise level organizations are already using or considering using SaaS technology.

4. Software as a Service or “SaaS” Technology delivers simplicity. “In the words of Martin Henry Fisher, knowledge is a process of piling up facts,” Purdy shared. “Wisdom lies in their simplification. And nothing speaks volumes like simplicity to your customers.”

The Law of Attraction and The Science of Getting Rich

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The Law of Attraction reveals the Secret to Everything you’ve ever wanted. Ever since the world found out about the Law of Attraction through the phenomenon of the movie, people from every corner of the globe have been asking Bob Proctor for more. Millions of people are already using the Law of Attraction to make their lives successful. It’s no longer a secret, but a household term that is rightfully being given the attention it deserves. Anybody can learn how to use the “Law of Attraction” to create whatever one wants in life – be it money, love or happiness – and generate abundance.

Everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And it’s attracted by virtue of the images you’re holding in your mind. It’s what you’re thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind you are attracting to you. If you don’t like the results in your life, you need to change your thoughts. That’s ALL that the Law of Attraction is about. But If the Law of Attraction is as simple as that, why arent more people wealthy, even gratified about the state their lives are in?

The Answer is a Simple One. There is an Exact Science to Applying the Law of Attraction to Build the Life You Seek. This Exact Science is called The Science of Getting Rich. The Law of Attraction as explained in “The Secret” movie, and even in much greater detail in The Science of Getting Rich Program, will teach you whatever it is that you may want or need to manifest in your life.

The Science of Getting Rich was first introduced in 1910 when Wallace D. Wattles released his book by the same title that was the inspiration for the film “The Secret”. What is the Science of Getting Rich about? Well in the words of Wallace D. Wattles, “The ownership of money and property comes as a result of doing things in a certain way. Those who do things in this certain way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich. Therefore, any man or woman who learns how to do things in this certain way will eventually get rich.” The Secret Science of Getting Rich Seminar is all about teaching you how to do things in this “certain” way to create wealth.

In the Science of Getting Rich seminar – Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield, two of the teachers in the secret, will personally guide you to develop the mind-set of the wealthy. Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield have taken this Science into a Whole New Era. This is What everybody have been Waiting for, Exact Instruction on How To Work with The Law of Attraction! Anybody can now start from today to replace what you don’t want by Attracting what you DO WANT. Here is now a step-by-step instructions showing you how to begin applying the Law of Attraction in your daily life — How to move beyond the theory into action.

Forensic Science Technician Jobs Opportunities And Salary

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If you are interested in forensic science technician jobs, and have completed a degree program in forensics (or chemistry or biology with a concentration in forensics, depending on what was available to you), there are a lot of places where you can look to try to find available forensic science technician jobs.

Before starting your job search for forensic science technician jobs, it might be useful for you to go to the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics website (www.bls.gov) to find out what type of salary you should expect for different types of positions in different locations.

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences lists forensic science technician jobs on their website at www.aafs.org. There aren’t necessarily a lot of positions posted here at any one time, but it is a good place to start your search.

You can also look for forensic science technician jobs on general job search websites. However, as there are many possible titles for these jobs, you should be sure to search under all the possibilities. These include: Ballistic Expert, Ballistician, Forensic Ballistics Expert, Crime Lab Technician, Crime Laboratory Analyst, Crime Scene Analyst, Crime Scene Investigator, Crime Scene Technician, Crime Specialist, Criminalist, Criminologist, Evidence Technician, Fingerprint Classifier, Fingerprint Expert, Forensic Chemist, Forensic Investigator, Forensic Pathology, Forensic Scientist, Keeler Polygraph Operator, Latent Fingerprint Examiner, Lie Detector Operator, Polygraph Examiner, Polygraph Operator, Ballistic Technician, Evidence Technician, and Forensic Science Technician, among others.

Different forensic science technician jobs focus on different aspects of the job. You might want to concentrate on applying for the forensic science technician jobs which require the skills you have the most experience with, or enjoy the most. If you have a lot of experience with polygraph tests, it might be better to apply for a Polygraph Examiner Position rather than a more general Forensic Science Technician.

According to Payscale.com, if you are just getting started out on your career, you can expect to make a median salary of $30,000 to $40,000 per year or so for forensic science technician jobs. Those with 10 years experience in forensic science technician jobs have a median salary of $64,998 per year, so experience definitely makes a difference in salary for this career.

Working for the federal government is also likely to pay more than working for state and local governments or a university. Location also makes a difference, with those working in some cities making much more than those in other cities. Louis Zhang, Certforensictechnician dot com

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The New Technologies of Flex Pod

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The agencies which are responsible for deploying new technologies to deal with heavy workloads have to look for latest inventions everyday to carry on their work smoothly. Their main headache is handling with big data, high performance computing and video analytics. FlexPod Select is specially designed to support huge workload. Flex Pod Select with Hadoop is the first set of reference designs which are preconfigured, validated solutions which is a rare combination of storage, networking and servers. The integration with Hadoop provides an open framework which is capable of processing huge amounts of data. The main target is to meet the requirements of dealing with huge data. This finds application in both government and private sector. Financial services, retail manufacturing and other markets are easily able to deploy this technology and can be kept on upgrading, as the size of the company grows.

The components of FlexPod Select components include NetApp E-Series and FAS storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System servers and fabric interconnect and Cisco Nexus fabric extender. It is better to combine the NetApp with Cisco for infrastructural support and Clodera or Hortonworks for Hadoop support. This gives access to the users to technical support on all interoperable technologies. With the use of Cisco and NetApp the Flex pod services are expanding further to make the infrastructure in the data center more responsive to the ever changing uses of applications within organizations. New designs and capabilities are offered across the entire portfolio. The companies have also highlighted the invention of the Datacenter with SnapProtect to provide a wide-ranging disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and recovery solution. The Datacenter is a pre-validated solution, which has in store the combination of storage, networking and server components and can integrate them into a single flexible architecture, specially designed for huge workloads. The speed is fast and sometimes is even applicable for critical business applications. The costs are reduced and risk is minimized. Increased flexibility can also be achieved with the help of this technology. The greatest application of this technology is to deal with a variety of workloads in both virtualized and non-virtualized environments. The new Express technology is specially designed for medium organizations.

The management of FlexPod is very simple with the help of best element managers, combination of some of the most reliable partners and virtualization management console. Cisco Unified Computing System Manager tools helps in the optimization of multivendor environment. On Command software controls and helps in the automation of the data storage infrastructure. They also provide embedded management of the servers and the network components. Numerous resources for many virtual machines can be managed.

Ideas For Science Fair Electricity Projects

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Science Fair Electricity

In the 21st century those citizens of developed nations often take for granted their access to electricity. We all simply flip a switch and have all manner of electrical gadgets at our disposal. In the last couple of decades these opportunities have grown to include communications across the globe via the Internet. All of this is possible due to our access to electricity and other forms of power. While this has been around over 100 years now, science fair electricity projects are still some of the favorites for students. Many of us who use electricity every day have no idea how or why this works. We are clueless about the science of protons, electrons, and neutrons while reaping their benefits on a daily basis. Students who choose science fair electricity projects are not among the uneducated! They are some of the brightest students who are able to understand the invisible processes required to make the light bulb come on when the switch is flipped up and go off when it is flipped down.

Science fair electricity demonstrations are some of the most interesting at the event. While some projects involve computer graphics or visual representations of the processes that the student has studied, science fair electricity allows for hands on experience. Students who make presentations for science fair electricity events can give live demonstrations of the nature of their subject. There will be groups of students and parents gathered around for a chance to participate in these experiments. All spectators will want to place their hand on the static electricity ball just so their hair will go flying in all directions. Other braver spectators will volunteer to touch their tongue to a potato that they are sure will not shock them. This is always a great crowd pleaser when students get their parents and teachers to volunteer for mild but unpleasant shock!

While all science fair projects hold interest, the science fair electricity projects are definitely the liveliest! Students can use sensation, light and sound to demonstrate their science fair electricity project findings. Students, teachers and parents alike will leave the event with a greater understanding of the properties of electricity by learning the concepts in hands on, or tongue on, fashion!

Global markets for Machine Vision (MV) technologies to grow to $23.5 billion in 2019

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Machine Vision (MV) technology integrates imaging components and electronics into computerized analysis and control systems to identify, measure, sort and inspect components as they proceed through an automated process.

The advances in MV technology including smart cameras and vision-guided robotics have increased the scope of the MV market through wider applications in manufacturing and nonmanufacturing sectors. MV is now used to ensure the quality of products from tiny computer chips to massive space vehicles as well as in major security applications and traffic and crowd-control applications. Today, MV has become a vital and effective automation tool that enables computers to replace human vision in many high-speed and high-precision manufacturing and nonmanufacturing applications.

The MV industry is peculiar in nature as many of the components are manufactured in one location, assembled at another which may be in a different country, and finally assembled at another location in yet another country. For example, most of the cameras and optics needed for the MV industry are manufactured in Germany and Japan but are then exported to North America for conversion into an MV system. Finally, they may be sent to China or India for ultimate production.

According to BCC’s published report, Global Markets for Machine Vision Technologies, the global market for machine vision (MV) system components was nearly $13.5 billion in 2012, and is expected to grow to $15.2 billion in 2014. The market is expected to further increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9% the following five years starting from 2014 reaching nearly $23.5 billion in 2019.

This report looks at the application market for MV systems and the competition involved in this ever-expanding field. The report also studies the global market for the various components and different systems that constitute an MV system. The market for these components and systems has become very competitive, and this report will look into the nature of the competition and the regional breakdown of these markets.This study provides important information on the current size and anticipated growth of the overall market and its market segments, characteristics of the market, leading suppliers, trends in customer preference, and geographic market opportunities.

This report will be useful for manufacturers of MV systems and components, systems integrators, design and application engineers, various industries and agencies needing MV systems, traffic and transport planners and security system planners.

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How To Build A Greenhouse Grade 7 Science Fair Projects

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A greenhouse is basically a structure that has been designed to capture and retain the heat from the sun. It is used to grow plants when the climate does not want to cooperate. Greenhouses can be used in a number of science fair projects and can be used to test concepts from a variety of fields of sciences including engineering, physics, botany and biology.

Project #1 Capturing Heat Energy

In this project the students will be designing a greenhouse that captures heat energy from multiple sources. They will be capturing heat energy from the sun and geothermal heat energy from the ground. This project will require the student to learn about heat extraction techniques related to solar energy and geothermal energy.

Sample hypotheses that can be tested with this project include:
(1) The thickness of the plastic used for enclosing the greenhouse impacts the amount of heat conservation in the greenhouse;
(2) The opaqueness of the material used for enclosing the greenhouse impacts the amount of heat conservation in the greenhouse;
(3) The depth of the insulation on the floor of the greenhouse impacts the amount of geothermal heat conservation in the greenhouse.

Project #2 Growing Radishes

In this project the student will build a greenhouse so that they can grow radishes and conduct experiments on the radish plants during times of the year that are not normally conducive to gardening. Radish projects can look at a number of things. For example, students can try to cross pollinate radishes with another root vegetable like carrots, they can attempt to grow radishes in sand or they can try to manipulate the size of the radish by exposing the plant to 20 hours of light per day.

Project #3 Engineering Greenhouses

For students that are interested in engineering, greenhouse science fair projects can be developed with an engineering focus. For example, students can try to develop a greenhouse using nothing but materials that are normally thrown out or recycled, such as cans, bottles and plastic containers. Students will not only need to design and build their greenhouse, but they will also need to test the effectiveness their greenhouse has in regards to collecting and conserving heat energy.

Project #4 Studying Solar Energy Applications

The final project option will be an application project. Students will be learning about solar energy and how to use this knowledge to harness the suns energy to heat a greenhouse. For this project students will design and build a greenhouse that maximizes the energy delivered by the sun. A good approach for this project is to see if their design can magnify solar energy within the greenhouse to make it effective in cold weather.

Five Groups Money, Science, Religion, Work and Independence

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People are living in reality in order to fulfill their selves to develop as a good and responsible human being. To attain those goals there are some aspects or five groups to be considered.

Religions are complex systems of beliefs, practices, and attitudes by which people relate their lives to super natural beings of principles. The major religious traditions still widespread are primitive religions. The western traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the Eastern Traditions of Jainism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Although religious solitaries exist, most religion has a social aspect that leads its adherence to form a community, which is more or less tightly organized. In earlier times, the religious community could scarely be distinguished from the community at large, all professed the same faith, and the ruler was both political and religious leader. However religious and civil societies have become distinct and may even come into conflict. In modern times today religion are basically separated to political system of the nation.

Money however is related to social life and independence of people. Money is one of the most important inventions of human kind. Without it a complex, modern economy based on the division of labor, and the consequent widespread exchange of goods and services. Money become functional and influential to us. Because of many things, ranging from gold to dead rats to entries on computer tape, have been used as money. It cannot be defined as some particular object but most instead be defined by the functions it serves, to act as a medium of exchange and as a standard of value. A third function of money as a store of wealth is something many shares with many other types of objects. A medium of exchange is simply an item used to make it easy to exchange things.

Social life refers to ideology a comprehensive set of beliefs or ideas about the nature of human society and its future desirable state and to a state of society. Social life have always claimed to stand above all for the values of equality, social justice, cooperation, progress and individual freedom and happiness. Independence however is the privilege that one people enjoyed in their entire life.

Science is broadly systematization of positive knowledge about our physical development. The goal of science is an understanding of the interactions between science technology and society. As a matter of fact the technology’s latest innovations like medical equipments, computers and latest gadgets are concerning the method of science.

Work is a term used in general desirable the expenditure of effect accomplish a task. Generally people work to sustain every day’s compensation and to earn money.

Avail the technologies of new mobile phones

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New Mobile phones are very fastly flourishing in the market. These new phones not only allow us to talk and talk but it offers lots of advanced applications.

Mobile phones industries have upgraded themselves a lot since its inception. Every year there come a number mobile phones to entice not only the new mobile consumers but the existing customers also. But if you are tired of using your old keypad mobiles, a plethora of touchscreen mobile phones has come up in markets to relieve your boredom. New mobile phones are equipped with new additional features besides old ones. You can enjoy features like integration of multimedia and digital features. They offer a slew of benefits including mobile talk, facebook, wireless connectivity viz bluetooth, web browser push mail and many more. Though new mobile phones offer a whole range of exciting features, the problem that arises of finance. But don’t be disappointed, if you really want to get rid of your old clumsy handset there are a number of offers available put up by manufacturers. You can also get New Mobile phones in very low rate.

With the availabilities of mobile phone deals, contract deals and cash back offers it has been very easy for common man to purchase a flashy and stylish mobile phone. You can find a number of mobile phone selling portal on world wide web. Purchasing a mobile set through an on line contact save both time and energy. But, a consumer must keep in mind how to strike a best deal; to do this he/she should browse some websites as it helps a lot to in making a good deal. Besides, the cut throat competition to expand business has brought down prices of mobile phones all over the world resulting good opportunities for consumers to enjoy new touch screen mobiles fitted with advanced technologies. So what are waiting for, don’t wait for your friend to show off his new technically embedded mobile phone, you too can make him feel how tech savvy you are and advanced you are. There are number of mobile phones in the range of Upcoming mobile phones.

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