Tuesday, November 27, 2007

What Is a Package in Java?

A package is a namespace that manages a set of connected classes and interfaces. Conceptually you can think of packages as being related to different folders on your computer. You can maintain and keep the HTML pages in one folder, images in another, and scripts or applications in however another. Since, the software written in the Java programming language can be composed of hundreds or thousands of individual classes; it makes sense to maintain things organized by placing related classes and interfaces into packages.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A short note on Groundwater

Groundwater is the water flowing within aquifers under the water table. Within aquifers, the water runs through the pore spaces in unconsolidated sediments and the fractures of rocks. Groundwater is revitalized from, and finally runs to, the surface naturally; natural discharge often occurs at springs and seeps and can form oases or swamps. The Groundwater is as well sometime withdrawn for agricultural, municipal and industrial use through artificial or the man-made wells. The study of the groundwater distribution and the movement is hydrogeology.

Groundwater can be a long-term 'reservoir' of the natural water cycle as different to short-term water reservoirs like the atmosphere and the fresh surface water (which have habitation times from minutes to years). This deep groundwater (which is somewhat distant from the surface recharge) can take extremely long time to complete its natural cycle. Groundwater is of course replenished by surface water from precipitation, the streams, and the rivers when this recharge reaches the water table. It is expected that the volume of groundwater is fifty times that of surface freshwater; the icecaps and the glaciers are the only bigger reservoir of fresh water on earth.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Here is a view on Vehicle construction and design

The Psychology in car manufacturing by tradition deals with questions of ergonomics, however since the 1980s new in-car devices and has associated latest infrastructure have emerged as a speedily growing field. An Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the latest information systems are planned to support the driver in an apt, user-oriented way. According to the analyses of the driving tasks which drivers have to deal with, for example multiple tasks requiring divided attention, psychologists’ most important orientation in the design process are towards human requirements. This has defining the technical necessities, human-centered development and the usability of ADAS, the operability of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI), behavioral adaptation and the risk compensation, approval of innovations, and the social impacts.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A short note on Willamette River

The Willamette River (pronounced as "wil-LAM-met") is a tributary of the Columbia River, just about 240 mi (386 km) long, in the northwestern Oregon in the United States. The Flowing northward involving the Coastal Range and Cascade Range, the river and its tributaries form a basin called the Willamette Valley containing the biggest population centers of Oregon, together with Portland, which sits along both sides of the river next to its mouth on the Columbia. Its fertile valley is fed by prolific rainfall on the western side of the Cascades, forming one of the lushest agricultural regions of North America that was the destination for many if not most of the emigrants next to the Oregon Trail. The river was a main transportation route all over much of the early history of the state, furnishing a means of conveying the vast timber and the agricultural resources of the state to the outside world.