Mungo Park (September 11, 1771 - 1806) was a Scottish physician and explorer of the African continent who explorations in the Niger area on behalf of the British African Association helped to open up vast territories for trade and colonization. His exploits became iconic among explorers of Africa but while few doubt his courage and his determination to tread where no European had trod, his reputation among Africans was as a "ruthless murderer.
Indian Martial Arts refers to a cluster of religious and martial practices that arose in the Indian subcontinent beginning in Vedic times (c. 1500-700 B.C.E.). Vedic literature includes a field of study known as Dhanurveda (from dhanus "bow" and veda "knowledge"), which developed into an important component of ancient Hindu society.
Poverty is a condition in which a person or community is deprived of, or lacks the essentials for a minimum standard of well-being and life. Since poverty is understood in many senses, these essentials may be material resources such as food, safe drinking water, and shelter, or they may be social resources such as access to information, education, health care, social status, political power, or the opportunity to develop meaningful connections with other people in society.
Ajivika (also written Ajivaka ; correct transliteration Ājīvika) was an ancient philosophical and ascetic movement of the Indian subcontinent. Philosophically, the Ajivikas were contemporaries of the early Buddhists and historical Jains and their movement may have preceded both of these groups. The Ajivikas may have been a more loosely organized group of wandering ascetics (samanas or sanyasins).
Fluid dynamics is the subdiscipline of fluid mechanics dealing with fluids (liquids and gases) in motion. It is itself divided into several subdisciplines, including aerodynamics (the study of gases in motion) and hydrodynamics (the study of liquids in motion). To solve a problem in fluid dynamics, the researcher needs to take into account various properties of the fluid, such as velocity, pressure, density, and temperature, as functions of space and time.
Dendrite is a highly branched, generally tapering extension of a neuron (nerve cell) that typically receives signals from other neurons and transmits the signals toward the cell body (soma) from which the dendrite protrudes, normally using short-distance graded potentials rather than action potentials (nerve impulses).