Friday, April 27, 2007

Research in Psychology:

Research in psychology is conducted in broad agreement with the standards of the scientific method, encircling both qualitative ethological and quantitative statistical modalities to generate and evaluate explanatory hypotheses with regard to psychological phenomena. Where look into ethics and the state of development in a given research domain permits, investigation may be pursued by experimental protocols.

Psychology tends to be eclectic, drawing on scientific knowledge from other fields to help explain and understand psychological phenomena. Qualitative psychological research utilizes a broad spectrum of observational methods, including action research, ethnography, exploratory statistics, structured interviews, and participant observation, to facilitate the gathering of rich information unattainable by classical experimentation. Research in humanistic psychology is more typically pursued by ethnographic, historical, and historiographic methods.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Bioinformatics and computational biology involve the use of techniques including applied mathematics, informatics, statistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, chemistry and biochemistry to solve biological problems usually on the molecular level. Research in computational biology often overlaps with systems biology. Major study efforts in the field include sequence alignment, gene finding, genome assembly, protein structure alignment, protein structure prediction, prediction of gene expression and protein-protein interactions, and the modeling of evolution.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Greek temple
The Greeks began to build massive temples in the first half of the 8th century BC. The temples of Hera at Samos and of Poseidon at Isthmia were among the first erected. Greek temples differed from their Roman counterparts in that the colonnade shaped a peristyle around the whole structure, rather than merely a porch at the front; and also in that the Greek temple was not raised above ground level on a high podium.

As the Greeks became more adept at massive building, regional styles of architecture solidified into what are now the classical orders of architecture: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. The Parthenon, one of the most famous Greek temples, was devoted to Athena, goddess of wisdom. Festivals were held in and around it every year. The Parthenon powerfully influenced Roman architecture. After the Romans conquered Greece, many tourists from the victorious country came to view the temples of Greece. Among them was the Parthenon, which rapidly became one of the most popular tourist sites in Greece. Unlike modern places of worship, Greek temples were not intended for group worship, but more as a dedication to a god or goddess, explaining why the sculpture on temples was always right at the top and hard to see - it was built for the pleasure of its deity and not for people.