Languages and Cultures

In what way does culture distinguishes the behavior of human beings from animals?

Culture in and of itself is not a behavior specific to humans. Many animals display varying levels of culture. Take for instance pods of Orca, also known as the killer whale. Researchers have observed pods in ranged environments all over the world practicing food specific hunting practices (i.e. blowing air bubbles under sting rays to tickle them off the sea floor, purposefully beaching themselves to grab sea lions from the shore, or attacking great white sharks by charging them down and striking from above at the last minute) these practices are taught to members of the pod and passed down generation to generation; this is culture, the expansion of individual knowledge and physical abilities through communication and education via other members of the species.

Human Culture is distinct from animal culture because of its level of complexity. We have developed a "high culture," music, art, literature, etc. These socio-cultural formations serve no practical purpose and have not been adopted by animal cultures which tend to forward information to younger generations on a need to know basis.

Sentence and Word Structure
Example Sentences

What is a good sentence for the word parent rock in science?

Oceans and Seas

What is the Conus Gloriamaris?

Conus Gloria Maris is a very expensive and rare seashell

Newtons Laws of Motion

How do you increase the angular velocity of a rotating object?

Angular velocity just means how fast it's rotating.

If youaa want more angular velocity, just rotate it faster or decrease the radius (move it closer to the center of rotation).

Just like force = rate of change of momentum, you have torque= rate of change of angular moment


We can increase the angular velocity of a rotating particle by applying a tangential force(i.e. accelaration) on the particle.

Since the velocity of the particle is tangential with the circle along which it is moving, the tangential accelaration will not change the diriction of the velocity(as angle is 0),but will cause a change in magnitude. Thus angular velocity will increase.


Can newton's rings exp done by mercury vapour lamp?

Mercury vapour gives out several colours of different wavelength the rings formed with different colours would get overlapped and so chaotic image will be there.

Therefore, it will require that you use light filters, yellow, green and blue for the different spectral lines, then you get monochromatic light and not a chaotic image at all.


Differentiate between physical science from biological science?

Physical science is the study of matter and its behavior whereas biological science deals with the study of living tissue.

Literature and Language
Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

What are common phrases using the word baby?

-"Hit me baby one more time!"

-Nobody puts baby in the corner.

-Rock a bye baby, on the treetop..... etc.

-"Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings..."

-"Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater...."

Business & Finance
Business Accounting and Bookkeeping

What is an example of a merchandising business?

Firstly, it is important to know about the term merchandising. Merchandising may be signified as an activity of promoting the sale of goods at retail.It inlcudes the activites such as display techniques, free samples,etc.

Now let us discuss about the Merchandising business. Merchandising business may be stated as a commercial enterprise dedicated to the purpose of finished goods and their resale for a profit.It will generally buy their products from a wide range of distributors domestically and internationally and market the products in a huge consumer shopping facilities.

Example: The most common type of merchandising business includes departments, grocery stores, dealerships etc.

Or else it can be a wholesale business or a retail business.


Why is there a need for a scientific attitude in school children?

Many people believe there is a need for fostering a scientific attitude in schools and in children. Scientific thinking is essential for all citizens of a technological society, and the best time to develop any skill is when you are young. Scientific attitude encourages curiosity, questioning an issue, recognizing a problem, and promotes a logical approach to an issue.

Cell Biology (cytology)

What are the three factors affecting the transport of substances through the cell?

i) active transport,

ii) passive transport, and

iii) diffusion.

Answer 2

Above given are processes of transport not factors .

Factors include 1: concentration gradient 2 : Temperature , 3 :Surface area .


What are the consequences of running a hot server room and why?

Hot server rooms will cause the premature failure of hardware components such as hard drives and CPUs. A hot room will make it more difficult for servers' cooling systems (usually fans) to keep components from thermal expansion, which begins to cause errors and crashes.


What changes do you foresee in the next five years?

Consumers, and businesses, will become much more mobile, and the line between people and technology will become blurred as no-touch interfaces are perfected. The majority of people in developed, and rapidly developing countries will be connected 24/7 as just about everything we interact with becomes a computer. All our computers in our homes, our cars, on our person, and even objects on the street will interact with our smartphones and with each other, seamlessly.

On the horizon:

  • Nanotechnology will become better and cheaper to produce.
  • Bionics will be vastly improved, making life better for people with disabilities by replacing lost and damaged body parts and allowing them fuller, more "normal" lives.
  • We will start powering our mobile devices with both solar and kinetic energy, using the natural motion of our bodies.
  • Passwords replaced by retinal scans and voice print or finger print recognition.
  • 3D printers will get better, cheaper, and faster, creating a booming business in downloadable patterns.

This is all based on technologies we know. There will be new technologies, and new advances we haven't even imagined yet.


What is a primary partition and an extended partition?

David is partially correct. Yes, we are talking about terms from back in the days of MS-DOS, DR-DOS, and PC-DOS. However, the terms of Primary, Extended, and Logical Partitions were used in those forms. The Primary partition was the first partition on the drive and was the only bootable partition on the drive. The Extended partition was the partition that consumed the rest of the drive. Traditionally, the largest hard drive that could be used was 30 megabytes. So, if one had a 120 megabyte hard drive such as the Seagate ST4144R (an RLL hard drive that was the cousin of the Seagate ST4096 MFM hard drive which had a capacity of only 80 megabytes), one would make a primary partition formatted as bootable under DOS and sized up to 30 megabytes and then the rest of the drive would be created as an extended partition that could be chopped up into usable partitions of up to 30 megabytes in size each. The only restriction was that there could be no more than 23 logical drives since that would consume the rest of the alphabet D: through Z:. (CD-ROM drives were not common back then as they were still in their infancy, so no drive letters were reserved for them but A: and B: were still reserved, and at least A: was often used for the floppy drive.)

Back when I was still using MS-DOS 6.22 around 1993, I had a Maxtor 7546A IDE hard drive that had about 540 megabytes of storage and, though I could have used larger partition sizes by that time due to improvements that had come to DOS by then, I still kept the partitions at 30 megabytes each for most efficient use of the space. (This has to do with the cluster size that is used by the system to allocate hard drive space, a topic that is not germane to this answer, so if anyone is curious, feel free to drop me a line and I will explain.) As such, I had eighteen drives on the machine with C: being the boot drive/Primary partition and drives D: through T: being for data, installation of programs and games, and for keeping my wife out of the projects on which I was working. (She had a habit of deleting files she didn't recognize, such as anything that had an extension of .pas or .c)


What affects the accuracy of memory?

Human memory is an amazing thing, but there are many ways memory can fail. Here is a brief explanation of Daniel Schacter's "seven sins of memory."

Three sins of forgetting:

  1. Encoding failure from absent-mindedness. If we paid attention to every single detail it would be really overwhelming, so oftentimes certain information never enters our long-term memories and thus we cannot recall it later.
  2. Storage decay over time, which is called transience. Oftentimes the memory we have successfully stored is just forgotten later on. This is usually caused by lack of rehearsal (e.g. using the Spanish vocabulary you learned three years ago) and a weakening of neural connections.
  3. Blocking or retrieval failure. When we are given a lot of similar information, we may store everything but it can be difficult to recall one particular thing out of a large collection. We learn a lot of names in our lives but cannot always remember them all. New information can interfere with recalling old information, and vice versa. Retrieval cues, such as seeing the face of the person, may help.

Three sins of distortion:

  1. Misattribution. If you've ever thought Sally disliked chocolate when it was really Hannah, you've misattributed your information. When we encode memories, different aspects are distributed to the part of the brain that deals with that type of info. In these cases, the source part of the memory hasn't been sent correctly.
  2. False memories due to our suggestibility. Sometimes we are given or imagine misinformation and incorporate it into our memory, so later on we remember it as true.
  3. Bias can also distort our recollections. If students are given cumbersome projects periodically throughout the year, they may remember the teacher as tough or unfair despite having a lot of fun in the class initially.

    One sin of intrusion:

  4. Persistence of unwanted memories. If we are reliving memories constantly, the theory would be that they stay accurate and fresh in the mind. However there is a likelihood for our imaginations to get away with us and exaggerate/add details - particularly with unwanted or fear-inducing memories.
Literature and Language

What does real people mean?

Without knowing the context, it could refer to a popular term that came from the alernative culture of the sixties. Originating in the film "the Graduate" came the term "plastic" and the counter culture extrapolated the term to refer to anything "phony" (which was made popular in Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's"). The baby boomers, raised in an unusual post war time of both strictness and abundance were on the one hand fed up with the "establishment", scared of "The Bomb" and nuclear annhilation, and indulged enough to feel empowered to rethink and recreate alternative ways of wage earning and lifestyles. They were fed up with "phonys" (also see J.d. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye) and wanted to be real, and be with real people. Nowadays they would call that "authentic" selves and others. And is still part of Psychology and therapy, with regards to self improvement, personal growth, etc.


What are the scientific names for PCP and LSD?

Phencyclidine is the common scientific name of PCP. The IUPAC name (a name that reveals the structure of a molecule) is 1-(1-phenylcyclohexyl)piperidine. The common scientific name of LSD is Lysergic acid diethylamide while the IUPAC name is (6aR,9R)- N,N- diethyl- 7-methyl- 4,6,6a,7,8,9- hexahydroindolo- [4,3-fg] quinoline- 9-carboxamide,

Literature and Language
History of the Philippines

Is the subject Philippine history with politics and governance relevant to engineer courses?



Will an astronaut be left behind when he steps out of his spaceship?


The reason why is, the astronaut and the spaceship are traveling at the same speed.

The astronaut would have to careful though! Because, if the astronaut pushed away slightly from the spaceship as the astronaut stepped out, the astronaut would drift away from the spaceship and would continue to drift across space forever, provided the astronaut didn't bump into anything out there or get sucked in by the gravity field of a planet or a star.

That's why when they do an EAV (Extravehicular Activity) they have to either be tethered to the spacecraft or have a MMU (Manned Maneuvering Unit). The MMU is kinda like a jet pack of sorts, it lets the astronaut fly around the spaceship with compressed jets of air.

Zoology or Animal Biology

What is the function of the peristomium?

The first section behind the prostomium, called the peristomium (Greek περι- meaning "around" and στομα meaning "mouth"), is regarded by some zoologists as not a true segment, but in some polychaetes the peristomium has chetae and appendages like those of other segments.[3]

The segments develop one at a time from a growth zone just ahead of the pygidium, so that an annelid's youngest segment is just in front of the growth zone while the peristomium is the oldest. This pattern is called teloblastic growth.[3] Some groups of annelids, including all leeches,[10] have fixed maximum numbers of segments, while others add segments throughout their lives.[7]

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Elements and Compounds

Why Na2S2O3.5H2O is known as Hypo?

Sodium Thiosulphate was originally called Hyposulphite of Soda and Hypo is simply the short form of this common name still in use.

The origin of this term is uncertain. However, Hypo is the Greek word for 'under' and if you take a look at the structure of sodium hyposulphate you will note that the sulphite ion (SO3-2) is bonded to a sulphur atom ( as in replacing an oxygen atom of SO4-2 with a sulphur atom- thiosuphate). For purpose of symmetry, the structure of thiosulphate is drawn with the sulphur on top and the sulphite 'under' the sulphur. Hence the term hypo.

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Mathematical Constants

Does Gravitational constant equals 6.67300 x 10-11 m3 kg 1 s2?


G = 6.674 * 10-11 m3kg-1s-2

The powers for mass and time were incorrect.


Do you agree with the scientific explanation of the world?

The answer to this is subjective and therefore it cannot be answered. Some people will agree with it and some people disagree.

Most people with a college education will agree with the scientific explanation of the world. This may be in part based upon learning the scientific attitude and processes.

Many people, college degree or not, are firm religious believers and will disagree with the scientific approach. The firm religious learn a faith based system as opposed to the scientific approach. The faith based systems do not promote acceptance of things outside their system.

<<>> opinions can be agreed with or disagreed with, but facts are facts. The scientific method seeks to separate out facts from opinions by looking for evidence.


What is the Working principal of fluorometry?

Light entering a solution may pass entirely through or be absorbed partially or entirely depending on the solution concentration and the wavelength of the light. When this light is absorbed it transfers energy to the medium and can only hold the excess energy for about 10-5 seconds before it must release it to fall back into its normal energy state. The difference between the maximum wavelengths of the light entering the solution and the light exiting the solution is called a Stokes Shift and is representative of a specific molecule.

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Why is there gold in circuit boards?

Two main reasons, firstly it's noncorrosive, secondly for it's properties in the electrical conduction area.


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