Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Homosociality implies neither heterosexuality nor homosexuality. Some have suggested using the term iso-social as a more neutral alternative: since iso-social does not contain the prefix homo, it does not bring to mind the words homosexual and homophobic.
For example, a heterosexual male who prefers to socialize with men may be considered a homosocial heterosexual. The term homosociality is most often used with reference to male relationships.
"Bromance" is also used to refer to a close but non-sexual relationship between two men.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
A Caganer is a small statue found in Catalonia, in neighbouring areas with Catalan culture such as Andorra, and in other parts of Spain, Portugal and Italy. The figure is depicted in the act of defecation. Caganer is Catalan for "pooper".
Monday, January 24, 2011
The valorisation or valorization of capital is a concept created by Karl Marx in his critique of political economy. The German original term is "Verwertung" (specifically Kapitalverwertung) but this is difficult to translate, and often wrongly rendered as "realisation of capital", "creation of surplus-value" or "self-expansion of capital" or "increase in value". In modern translations of Marx's economic writings, the term valorisation (as in French) is preferred because it is recognized that it denotes a highly specific economic concept. It refers both to the process whereby a capital value is conferred or bestowed on something, and to the increase in the value of a capital asset.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Empennage is an aviation term used to describe the tail portion of an aircraft. The empennage is also known as the tail or tail assembly; all three terms may be interchangeably used. The empennage gives stability to the aircraft and controls the flight dynamics of pitch and yaw. In simple terms the empennage may be compared to the fletching of an arrow, colloquially, "tail feathers".
Friday, January 21, 2011
In English slang, a Croydon facelift (sometimes council house facelift, Essex facelift, or in Northern Ireland a Millie Facelift) is a particular hairstyle worn by young women. The hair is pulled back tight and tied in a bun or ponytail at the back. The supposed result is that the skin of the forehead and face are pulled up and back, producing the effects of a facelift. Traction alopecia, a type of gradual hair loss, can result from using this hairstyle.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Gamanraige ruled the territory between the Gallimhe or Galway river, to the Drowes and Duff rivers in the north-east. Their capital was Rath Eochaidh, later called Cruchain. This territory seems to have been Ol nEchmacht proper. It was only with the rise of The Connachta dynasty that the term Fir Ol nEchmacht was dropped and the province was renamed Connacht.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts to gain a better understanding of it. The technique has been applied in the study of mathematics and logic since before Aristotle, though analysis as a formal concept is a relatively recent development.The word is a transcription of the ancient Greek ἀνάλυσις (analusis), "a breaking up" (from ana- "up, throughout" and lysis "a loosening").
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The term "Crocoduck" was presented in a children's story describing a crocodile raised in a duck family. It was later used by creationists to claim that the absence of any half crocodile, half duck chimera disproves evolution, an argument which quickly became a popular theme used to ridicule creationist misunderstandings.The author and illustrator Chih-Yuan Chen from Taiwan produced the bestselling children's story Guji Guji in 2004, a modern day twist on The Ugly Duckling story in which a crocodile egg rolls into a duck's nest and is raised in a brood of ducklings, growing up as a "crocoduck" who thinks he is "not a bad crocodile," but "Of course, I'm not exactly a duck either."
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
- The original foundation is simply not strong or stable enough.
- The usage of the structure has changed.
- The properties of the soil supporting the foundation may have changed (possibly through subsidence) or were mischaracterized during planning.
- The construction of nearby structures necessitates the excavation of soil supporting existing foundations.
- It is more economical, due to land price or otherwise, to work on the present structure's foundation than to build a new one.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The turbopause marks the altitude in the Earth's atmosphere below which turbulent mixing dominates. The region below the turbopause is known as the homosphere, where the chemical constituents are well mixed and display identical height distributions; in other words, the chemical composition of the atmosphere remains constant in this region for chemical species which have long mean residence times. Highly reactive chemicals tend to exhibit great concentration variability throughout the atmosphere, whereas unreactive species will exhibit more homogeneous concentrations. The region above the turbopause is the heterosphere, where molecular diffusion dominates and the chemical composition of the atmosphere varies according to chemical species.
Glassware usually refers to glass items used as tableware, such as dishes, cutlery, flatware, and drinkware used to set a table for eating a meal. The term usually refers to the drinking vessels, unless the dinnerware is also made of glass. "Glassware" can also more generally refer to any object made of glass.
Glassware is also a term used in the catering industry to refer to all glasses whether made of glass or plastics such as, polystyrene and polycarbonate.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Thrombogenicity can also encompass events such as the activation of immune pathways and the complement system. All materials are considered to be thrombogenic with the exception of the endothelial cells which line the vasculature. Certain medical implants appear non-thrombogenic due to high flow rates of blood past the implant, but in reality all are thrombogenic to a degree.