Monday, April 21, 2008

A short note on European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA), time-honored in 1975, is an inter-governmental organization committed to exploration of space with currently 16 member states. It has its headquarters are in Paris, France. The ESA has a staff (not including sub-contractors and national space agencies) of about 1,900 with a financial plan of 3 billion euros in 2005.
The ESA's spaceport is the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, and a site selected because it is near to the equator from which commercially essential orbits are easier to access. During the period of Ariane 4 ESA gained the place of market leader in commercial space launches and in current years ESA has time-honored itself as the major competitor of NASA in space exploration.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Long jump athletic game

The long jump (previously called as broad jump) is an athletic (track and field) event or game in which athletes attempt to land as far from their take-off points as possible.
The Competitors sprint down a runway (at elite level, generally coated with the same rubberized surface as running tracks), jump to the extent that they can off a somewhat raised wooden board into a pit filled with fine gravel or sand. The minimum distance from the board to the indentation made by the participant in the gravel is measured. If the participant starts his leap with any part of his foot facing the board the jump is affirmed illegal and no distance is recorded.
The correct format of the competition differs, but normally each competitor will get a number of attempts to make his or her longest jump, and simply the longest legal jump counts towards the results. The participant with the longest legal jump at the end of competition is confirmed or declared as the winner. The Speed in the run-up and a high leap off the board are the fundamentals of achievement at the discipline, and it is unsurprising that many sprinters, especially including Carl Lewis, as well compete successfully in the long jump.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

What is Java bytecode?

Java bytecode is the form of instructions that the Java virtual machine executes. Every bytecode instruction is one byte in length (hence the name), therefore the number of bytecodes is limited to 256. Not all 256 probable bytecode values are used. Actually, Sun Microsystems, the inventive creators of the Java programming language, the Java virtual machine and the added components of the Java Runtime Environment, have set aside a number of values to be lastingly unimplemented.