Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Billi's fried nasi lemak a hit

KUALA TERENGGANU: The "muhibah" spirit has cooked up the perfect recipe for chef Billy Chua.

He grew up in a village and had many Malay friends. Years ago, he came up with a dish of his own called Nasi Lemak Goreng. It is a combination of two popular dishes which is Chinese fried rice and nasi lemak. He said that he really love nasi lemak. He always eat nasi lemak when he was a child. One day, in his teen years, he got hungry and the only food at home was some nasi lemak. He got an idea to fry that food and he satisfied with that fried food. He added some ingredients to get its favour. For years, he cooked the dish at home, but early this year he added it to the menu at his eatery, Billi Kopitiam, and it has become a hit, selling an average of 100 plates a day. His customers always says that his nasi lemak is unique and also want to know how to cook it.

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Student loses hand in parang attack

KOTA BARU: A 17-year-old student, due to sit his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination next month, had his right hand severed in a parang attack on Sunday evening.
The victim,Ahmad Mustakim Ariff Jusoh, a Form Five student of SMK Puteri, was on the way to his Wakaf Mek Zainab home on a motorcycle, after buying a burger from a nearby stall, when he was attacked by two youths on a motorcycle about midnight. Luckily, his severed hand fell into the front basket of the motorcycle and doctors at Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital in Kubang Kerian were able to re-attach it. His mother said that ahmad mustakim claimed that one of the attackers was a Thai citizen, his closed friend. This incident occured because of the loss of a motorcycle belonging to the Thai youth. The thai youth accused this student of a theft. This unlicky student is not an A-student but he is keep on learning. He wanted to help his family.
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Monday, October 20, 2008

Jeweller's wife shot dead during car chase

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PASIR PUTIH: A 30-year-old woman travelling by car with her husband was shot dead yesterday morning after they did not heed a warning by three men in another car to stop.

Ayuni Hasyim and her husband were travelling to their jewellary shop in Jerteh, Terengganu from their home at Bachok. She was shot in her right shoulder and died on the arrival at the Bachok clinic. This tragedy happened around 8am at Cabang Tiga Kuala Semerak.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What is defibrillation?

Defibrillation is the definitive treatment for the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. It consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected heart with a device called a defibrillator. This depolarizes a critical mass of the heart muscle, terminates the arrhythmia and allows normal sinus rhythm to be re-established by the body’s natural pacemaker, in the sinoatrial node of the heart. It can be external, transvenous or implanted depending on the type of the device used.

24 September 2008

What is gamma knife?

A gamma knife is a device used to treat brain tumors with a high dose of radiation therapy in one day. The device was invented by Lars Leksell a Swedish neurosurgeon in 1967 at the karolinska institute in Sweden. The gamma knife device contains 201 cobalt-60 sources of approximately 30 curies each, placed in a circular array in a heavily shielded assembly. The device aims gamma radiation through a target point in the patient’s brain. The patient wears a specialized helmet that is surgically fixed to their skull so that the brain tumor remains stationary at the target point of the gamma rays.

Estidotmy 24 September 2008

What is bioengineering?

Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and techniques to medical field. It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to help improve the patient health care and the quality of life of individuals. As a new discipline, much of work in biomedical engineering consists of research and development, covering an array of field: bioinformatics, medical imaging, image processing, physiological signal processing, biomechanics, systems analysis and 3D modelling. Examples of concrete applications of biomedical engineering are the development and manufacture of biocompatible prostheses, medical devices, diagnostic devices and imaging equipment.

Estidotmy 24 September 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

How does the roller coaster work?

What you may not realize as you’re cruising down the track at 100 kilometre hour is that the coaster has no engine. The car is pulled to the top of the first hill at the beginning of the ride, but after that the coaster must complete the ride on its own. You are not being propelled around the track by a motor or pulled by a hitch. The conservation of potential energy to kinetic energy is what drives the roller coaster and all of the kinetic energy you need for the ride is present once the coaster descends the first hill. Once you are underway, different type of wheels help keep the ride smooth. Running wheels guide the coaster on the track. Friction wheels control lateral motion (movement to either side of the track). A final set of wheels keeps the coaster on the track even it is inverted. Compressed air brakes stop the car as the ride ends.