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What Affirmative Action is and How it Affects America
Everyone in America has certain rights today written in a government document called the U.S. Constitution, but who is to say that they are enforced? One could turn on the television, read the newspaper, or listen to the radio only to hear about how someone is treated unfairly due to this evil action referred to as discrimination. Almost everybody in this great country has experienced some form of discrimination be it age, sex, race, or ethnic background. Whose job is it to protect the citizens of America from being treated unfairly? This answer is best defined by two words: Affirmative Action. Interesting questions arise while...
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Peer PressurePeer pressure is something we have all experienced before, maybe itwas when you wanted approval from older siblings, your teenage friends.What ever the case may be it is the pressure from within ourselves that makeus want to explode sometimes.When I was younger seven or eight years old I felt a need to getapproval from my older brothers and sisters. I was the one that my parentsalways came to when they wanted to know the truth as to what happened.One day my parents left the house and told us do not go outside while theyare gone. The minute they left, we were outside jumping the fence . I feltso thrilled and happy to be outside with my brothers and sisters, knowing wewere going...
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Lying underneath the covers, trying hard not to breathe. Trying hard not to let them know I am here. Plagued by the thought of their wickedness and immortality. The lights no longer illuminate what was once a place of safety and warmth. A place I knew I could not feel pain or be on the receiving end of anger. But now I am vulnerable, as every shape becomes the monster luring me into his trap ready to transport me to the world of darkness.Clinophobia is related to the fear of sleep, which many people associate with dying. In early childhood we are taught to recite the scary prayer, 'if I should die before I wake...' inciting bouts of troubled sleep, turning our beds into potential tombs in...
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Chapter 1Experiment: this is how you can solve a problemHypothesis: a guessVariable: what you use to test your hypothesis to see if it holds trueTrial: to tryMaterials: what you needData Tables: charts, tables, graphs/anything you use to organize data(into a table)Safety: to prevent accidentsScience: trying to understand the world around youChapter 8Neutron: *think*: neutron/neutral (no charge)Proton: positive charge *think*proton/positiveElectron: Negative charge- JUST REMEMBER!Matter: anything that takes up spaceElement: matter made up of one type of atomPeriodic Table: organizes elements by the number of protons in each elements nucleusTypes of Matter:Mixture Element CompoundHow fast is...
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There Goes the Sun: An analysis of Shakespeare's 33rd Sonnet
Who doesn’t love a bright summer morning? Sadly, even the greatest days are cloaked in stifling clouds. William Shakespeare, in his “Full Many a Glorious Morning Have I Seen”, connects both types of days to something much greater. Through the extended metaphor of the sun, he discusses a man's wonder and impassivity towards life.
Like one’s childhood, the poem begins with pure joy. Shakespeare begins the poem with “Full many a glorious morning have I seen / Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye.”(1-2) On a surface reading, the poet is saying how wonderful the day is. This can be extended to a early life, too. When a child...
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What comes out of a volcano?*Lava*Tephra (Rock Fragments)*GasesWhy does a volcano erupt?A volcano erupts when magma and gas finds a way to escape. The eruption can be gentle and/or violent.Types of Volcanoes*Active - erupts often*Dormant - also referred to as sleepinghasn't erupted in a while*Extinct - Has not erupted for at least 100,000 yearsVolcanoWhat is it?A volcano is an opening in the planet's surface or crust which allows hot magma, volcanic ashes and gases to escape from the surface.How many in the world?There are approximately 1510 volcanoes in the world.People and Volcanoes*They can affect the land and the people around them*They can kill due to the poisonous gas that comes from...
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Smiling is a simple and common gesture made by people countless times in a day. Has smiling lost its effect on others through routine? I think that smiling will never lose its way of impacting others and us throughout our lives daily. Maybe smiles really are the gateway to ones true personality; maybe smiles really are just muscles tensing in one’s face; or maybe smiles are useless. Smiles affect our lives from the day we are born until the day that we die. I think we all might as well know a little more about how they work in order to utilize this special skill more effectively.
In the article, The Psychological Study of Smiling written by Eric Jaffe, we go through the science and...
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Stronger, Faster, Better, we have the adaptability2003Stronger, Faster, Better, we have the adaptabilityMoments before its life is abruptly ended, a particularly sneaky and cleaver mosquito pushes its needle into the back of a man who lives in Africa. Unfortunately for our African friend, the mosquito carried with it the disease known as malaria. More unfortunately was the fact that the malaria had already been in contact the African's blood, which normally would most likely result in a nasty case of malaria. However, all his life this African carried with him a genetic disorder known as Sickle Cell Anemia. While this disorder can be life threatening when ill treated, it makes our African...
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The hot deserts are located on the tropic lines not the equator and most of them are on the west coasts of the continentsAt the equator hot air rises and cools dropping its moisture. It then attempts to reach the poles at high altitude. As it does so it becomes denser and sinks. Some dry air is then withdrawn back towards the equator creating the desert belt.The hot desert is very hot in summer and during the day. It is much colder in the winter and during night. The amounts of cloud and rainfall are small.In somewhere like Britain this is what happens:Air Usually Rises Air cools condensation gives cloud and rainIn somewhere like Dubai:Air Descends Air warms no condensation gives no cloud or...
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The Damaging Impact of Overpopulation on the Environment
6.5 billion…This is not a whole lot of bacteria, but when it comes to humans, it is a very formidable number. The human population has been increasing at an extremely high rate in the last century and unfortunately, not much has been done to slow down this process. Undoubtedly, overpopulation is a global issue. It is global because it pertains to all of humanity, but global also means that it affects the whole world, i.e. the environment. Almost all human activities impact negatively the environment in one form or another, and as human population expands, the damaging effects on the environment multiply. Here are some of the most...
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Global warming, also known as the greenhouse effect, has been a trending topic in the recent years, but global warming has been around for a long time. Earth has warmed at a high rate over the last hundred years and particularly over the last two decades. Burning large amounts of fossil fuels; coal, oil, natural gas is a root cause of global warming. The greenhouse effect are gases in our atmosphere that hold in heat, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. “They maintain an average temperature on Earth of 59°F,” according to the book “an inconvenient truth, the crisis of global warming” by Al Gore. Burning releases heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere. The gases, especially...
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Science. I like the topic quite a lot, but it’s far too broad for a two page essay – I can and have gone on far longer than that about a single research topic. Now, an essay about the intersection of me and science… Though it’s still an extensive topic, it can be reasonably compressed to a few pages if I skip all the boring details. But all the fun is in the details and I want this to be a fun essay, both for me to write and for you to read. So we’ll have to narrow it down a little further, to how I first came to appreciate science in my everyday life.
This should not be confused with the event that first sparked my interest in science. That happened far too long ago for me to...
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The Water Cooling ExperimentDuring this lab we measured, using our CBL's and graphing calculators, the change in temperature of a glass of boiling water left to cool in a room. The purpose of the lab is to see how exponential functions can be applied to real-life applications. During the experiment I'm expecting for the water temperature to decrease as soon as the water is taken of off the heating device. If the water is left in the room long enough, the temperature will be able to reach room temperature, no less.Using the calculator, CBL, and temperature probe, the room temperature was taken to find out the lowest temperature the water could cool to (the asymptote). To get the most accurate...
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Permeability of Beetroot Cell Membranes
An experiment to investigate how temperature affects the
Permeability of beetroot cell membranes
Interpretation of Results:
From 0°C to 30°C there is a gradual increase of absorbency which shows
that as the temperature increases it is denaturing the cell wall and
cell membrane and allowing the beetroot pigment to leek out into the
As soon as the sample of beetroot is placed into the distilled water
diffusion occurs naturally, which is the net movement of molecules
from a region of high concentration (beetroot sample) to a region...
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Book Report of Brave New World
Aldous Huxley was born in 1894, and died in 1963, the same day JFK was assassinated. He first went to Eton, and then to Oxford. He was a brilliant man, and became a successful writer of short stories in the twenties and thirties. The first novels he wrote were comments on the young generation, with no goal whatsoever, that lived after WW I. Before he became a writer; he worked as a journalist and a critic of drama. Other books of his include "Antic Hay", "Time Must Have a Stop" and "Island". Next to novels, essays and short stories he also wrote poems, biographies, plays, political books, and even a record of his experiments with drugs.
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Affects of Volcanoes
The plates which are about 20 miles thick, make up the earth's crust and are a chief cause of volcanic activity. These plates are always in motion. They move very slowly, however some at times bump in to each other. These movements put a lot of pressure on the surface rock. Volcanoes obtain their energies from such movement and pressure. Volcanoes form at the boundaries of these plate where two types of movement occurs, two plates will collide with each other or the plates will move apart from each other. Some of these plates layers are cooled and are made up of rigid rocks.
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.This first sentence of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" couldn't have prepared the reader better for the rest of the novel.Austen reveals details about her characters through the characters themselves i.e. through their dialogue and gossip to each other rather than her narrating about them. This then means the reader can pick up on the characters personalities by the way that they get on. The narrative voice is not very evident in the novel; this enables us to maintain our interest.Mrs. Bennet is the mother of the five daughters whose main goal in life is to get them...
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Introduction Fire is a topic on which most people can comment. Fire is a widespread phenomenon. Most of us have seen fires in natural vegetation, or their effects; stark, blackened vegetation or a smoke pall. Because fires such as these can have damaging economic and social effects, can spoil forestry timber, can burn down houses and farms, and can kill people and animals, there has been a lot written about wildfires. Added to this wide perception of the damage that can be caused by wildfires, there has been increasing publicity given, since the 1950's, to the active use of fire as a management tool, particularly in protecting against severe wildfires. The introduction of a policy of...
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When coming in by air on the final approach to the airport on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii, the crystal clear blue waters lead to a breathtaking view of the extinct volcano named "Diamond Head". A week later, similar waters escorted me to the "Big Island" called Hawaii, from which the Islands collectively derive their name. Hawaii is the home of five volcanoes, and only one, Kilauea, was still raging. The perfect timing of my arrival allowed me to step within inches of the newly erupted, yet barely moving lava. Walking on the lava from Kilauea, the twenty thousand foot high, ever-active, and simply incredible volcano was one of the most memorable events in my life.To give some background,...
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Purpose: To inform my audience of the dangers and consequences of not getting enough sleep.Open Intro: "How many of you get so much sleep at night you can hardly stand it?"(When no one raises their hands start singling people out and ask them why THEY, personally, did not go to bed in time to get the sufficient 8 hours. You will get answers like, 'I had to stay up and finish my homework' to 'I stayed out with some friends of mine and got plastered... we didn't make it home until 3am.')No matter what the outcome, STATE FACT: Nearly 65% of Americans DO NOT get enough sleep! This is causing Americans to be drowsy, lazy, dumb, sick, and ... fat!GO INTO ACTUAL SPEECH:Introduction: McKenzie...
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The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes a reality look at life in the South and 1930s. The trial in this book is affected by setting and changes the result of the trial, Atticus, and how people saw their views of life. Atticus, Scout, and Boo are each affected by a small town attitude, along with the trial and everyone's reaction to the conviction. There are simple and complex ways that setting affects a story. Anything from results to rumors is changed by setting. The setting affects the conflict, character, and mood by creating segregation and a small town attitude.Segregation in a town can create some problems. It can affect key events of every day life. In Scout's case, it is...
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What comes to mind when you think of Antarctica? Far away, penguins, maybe a few scientists, and……ice. Antarctica is a continent located towards the Southern Pole and covered, completely, in ice. The ice has come and gone throughout history as the result of massive changes in climate and now, something is happening to it. The ice is depleting, though not as fast as the Arctic Ocean, and not quite the way you would think. And if we accept that it is depleting, what happens as the climate continues to change? What happens to our coastal cities when the sea levels rise? What happens to weather patterns in the Southern Oceans? Before we can answer those questions, we need to understand what’s...
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Biodiesel – Fuel for the Future
Diesel engines are an integral part of the economy and a part of our everyday lives. Accompany almost any of the goods we purchase daily and you will see a diesel engine in every step of its harvesting, manufacturing, or delivery. Take for example a shipment of American wheat that is destined for export overseas. Diesel engines power the tractors that are used for tilling, planting and harvesting. Diesel powered pumps are used to irrigate the fields and diesel trucks transport the wheat to a grain elevator for storage. From the grain elevator, diesel locomotives haul cars full of wheat to mills or even diesel powered barges that will in turn carry it...
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The Earth’s oceans salinity is always fluctuating due to a few factors. Weather is a determining factor in measuring salinity because salt does not evaporate and will remain in the ocean. Some rivers are constantly running fresh water into our ocean. Factors such as snowfall or ice melt will also have an impact on ocean salinity as it finds its way to the ocean. One interesting thing I found out was that the runoff from the Amazon is so extensive that in some places salt does not exist for up to a mile offshore. Salinity of our oceans is very important to scientific research. Awareness in the changes of salinity can date back to 300 and 600 AD. Researching and knowing facts about ocean...
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The 19th and 20th centuries are very rich about inventions that changed our lives. The automobile is one of those inventions changed people's lives. Short after its invention automobile became a necessity in daily life more than being luxury or a symbol of nobility. Today the numbers of cars are close to half of earth's population. Almost every family in developed countries owns a car. The automobile has had the greatest effects on our lives in last two hundred years because it is a necessity, it has an important effect on the world economy and it affects our lives directly.There are some reasons why automobiles become a necessity in today's life which of those reasons are being the...
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The polymerase chain reaction or PCR for short can be used to create many copies of DNA. This allows the DNA to then be visualized using a dye like ethidium bromide after gel electrophoresis. The process has been refined over the years, however the basic steps are similar.
The first is to denature dsDNA through heating to ~96 °C. This separates the two strands of DNA. The exact temperature to be used can be calculated with Tm = 4oC x (no. of G & C) + 2oC x (no. of A & T). Tm is the melting point of the strands and to supply the number of G, C, A, & T ‘s the primer is used.
Annealing of primers is then possible when the temperature cools down to 37-65 °C.
Extension from these primers can...
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The Theory of Plate TectonicsThe Earth's crust is cracked into twenty or so individual pieces called plates. Continents lie on top of the plates. These plates float on the molten rock or magma from the mantle and move slowly. The idea of moving plates is called the Theory of Plate Tectonics, which was first developed by Harry Hess in 1962. The theory explains the how and why behind earthquakes, mountains and volcanoes as well as how centuries ago similar animals could have lived at the same time on what is now separated continents. There is much evidence supporting this theory.The earliest world maps showed that continents joined together like a jigsaw puzzle. As centuries past the maps...
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Characters as Portrayed Through Themes and Images in The English Patient
While the four main characters of The English Patient are extremely powerful, and important to the reader's understanding of the story, they cannot stand alone without the patterns of imagery, symbolism and metaphor which underpin the text, and offer a complexity which extends beyond the literal level. These patterns reveal information about each character, and provide significant links between characters and ideas which lead to a greater understanding of the novel. Likewise, the plot would have little impact upon the reader were the novel not so densely coloured with these patterns of imagery, symbol...
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Global warming is the gradual heating of the Earth and its atmosphere. Every ecosystem on the planet has been or will be affected by this process. Many signs have already been detected and the evidence shows it will get exponentially worse if there is not a dramatic change. Glaciers are melting, lakes and rivers are lessening, coastal areas are eroding, corals are dying, forest fires are spreading, and wildlife is forced into migrating and fighting for survival. These are some major effects of the global climate rising one degree Fahrenheit over the past century. Simon Tett, a Hadley Centre climate specialist from the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research says "We'll have a...
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Through short stories he published throughout his career, Hemingway uses the relationship between the semi-autobiographical Nick Adams and his father Henry to examine various typical masculine behaviors. While a casual viewing of Hemingway’s subject matter might lead some to believe that he was endorsing hypermasculine behavior through his work, a more thorough reading endorses exactly the opposite view. By closely reading and critically examining Nick and Henry Adams’ interactions, I will explore various ways in which Hemingway condemns hypermasculine behavior and illustrates the internal conflict of men defining their masculinity in the modern world.
When we first encounter Nick Adams he...
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Air masses are how weather travels through out the world and theweather creates weather patterns.Air masses and accompanying fronts do notremain stationary for long. Although their movements are never exactly thesame, they do exhibit some patterns that help meteorologists and others predictthe weather. The boundary between two air masses is called a front. As a result,moving fronts indicate a change in the weather. The fronts are moved in thingscalled Jet Streams On a weather map fronts are drawn where there is a largechange in temperature and a shift in wind direction. A front can also bedescribed as the boundary between adjacent Highs with different conditions.Meteorologists often call...
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Perhaps the greatest question in any culture/race is, "Where do we come from?" and "What is our fate?" In every part of our daily lives, there is time. It is, for the most part, impossible to imagine its absence from existance. In the beginning there was no time. In the way we understand it, anyway. "When did the clock start ticking?" Well, the universe is about 13.7- billion years old. The creation must've been very fast, violent, and beyond comprehendable. The Big Bang! The birth of our universe was caused by a mere sub-atomic particle, smaller than an atom, exploding. "Why?" - That question, with our modern science/technology, is impossible to answer. This event took the smallest fraction...
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What do you consider art? Paintings, sculptures, drawings, or maybe something else. I know, when I think of art, I think of photography. Photography Is used for business, science, manufacturing, art, recreational purposes, mass communication, and more. Photography is using light to do amazing things, and some people think of photography as a story that just needs to be told. Ansel Adams probably believed this. He said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Photography has a long interesting history, like the fact that the word photography is made up of two greek words, photos meaning ‘light’ and graphein which is ‘to draw’ ! Photography also has some complicated techniques to get a...
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The theories and techniques associated with Surrealism
The theories and techniques associated with Surrealism
The word surrealism was invented on year 1917 by a French writer Guillaume Apollinaire. He first used this word to describe ballets and plays. Although the surrealist movement have not yet begun it is already the start. Surrealism is a movement that wanted to break free from everyday expectations, routines and conventions.
On the year 1914-1918 during World War 1 in Europe a called Dada was born when millions of young men died fighting for freedom and people questions the political and cultural values of the age- which they believe started the war. This...
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There have been countless studies and endless research conducted to answer the question, does colour affect peoples psychology? And the answer is yes, without a doubt. Cold hard proof shows that the use of colour has a profound effect on peoples moods and emotions and particular colours have particular effects. The following is the common connotations, colour symbolisation and personality types for the main colours of the colour wheel.BlackCommon Connotations Modernity, power, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, style, evil, death, fear, anonymity, anger, sadness, remorse, mourning, unhappiness, mysterious, seriousness, conventionality, rebellion, sorrow....
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Inflation and DeflationIntroduction:Keeping prices stable is one of the most important economic goals facing any nation. Governments face the responsibility to control inflation due to many factors affected by it. Understanding the definition of inflation will broaden our knowledge to other factors contributed in macroeconomics such as GDP (Gross Domestic Production), CPI (Consumer Price Index), and Deflation...etc.I will relate my inflation study to US because most information regarding microeconomics is easy to find since everything is archived in USA.What is Inflation?Inflation is an increase in the general price level of goods and services in the economy. Therefore, Deflation is a...
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Someone once said, "A diamond is forever." The diamond is possibly the most sought after of all gemstones, being a symbol of wealth and success. In this report I intend to enlighten your knowledge on the characteristics of diamonds, how they are formed, and some of the famous diamonds in the world.My first topic is the characteristics of diamonds. The diamond is the hardest of all known, natural minerals. Diamonds are typically composed of many separate crystal fused together and resemble shards of broken glass when they are found in this natural condition. These beautiful gems can be crafted, by gem cutters, in many unique ways such as, square cut (emerald cut), marquise, and brilliant....
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These changes in the brain are related to its neuroplasticity. According to Nicolas Carr in The Shallows neuroplasticity is how our brains processes and reacts to information as it has been trained to do (Carr, 2010, p. 120). The Internet is causing major changes in the plasticity of the brain. Many studies have found that, “plasticity not only of adult brain function, but brain composition as well is proven to show that consistent use of the brain in particular ways strengthens the neurological pathways and modes of thought conducive to those activities” (Murray, 2013, p. 74). Meaning that those areas of the brain we use more become stronger and over power other parts of the brain. This is...
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The drinking bird is one of the wackiest inventions of all times, the weirdest think about this simple looking toy is how it works. The drinking bird is made of out of two glass balls with a tube made out if glass running between the balls. In the center of this tube is a bracket attaching the bird to a pair of legs. The two balls and the tube are all hollow. Running through the outer tube is a tube that ends just before the bottom of the bottom tube.
On one end of the bird there is a beak like object, the beak and head are covered in a felt like material. On the bottom end of the bird in the cavity there is a blue liquid. The liquid fills the bottom cavity about a third of the way...
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This paper is a full determination for certain chemicals and their boiling points. It lists some already but given the atomic numbers of any material this project includes a conversion and calculation chart to find the freezing point of most any material. GOOD LUCK!Abstract:In this lab we determined the freezing point, and Kf, of pure 2,4,dichloralbenzne as well as a 2,4,dichloralbenzne/biphenyl solution. We used this information to determine the molar mass of an unknown (#24) by the 3rd step in the experiment which was a 2,4,dichloralbenzne/unknown solution. All of the above we charted the time temperature for the later calculations.I. IntroductionA. BackgroundThis experiment shows how one...
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Nuclear energy is one of the most important sources of energy to our country. It is the number one generation process used in the United States. With the creation of atomic energy, the world has been freed from the grips of fossil fuel dependence. However, the word “nuclear” often brings to mind thoughts of meltdowns and the disasters such as Chernobyl and Three Mile Island and more recently the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in 2011 (NEI). Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest methods for generating electricity (EPA). This happens through an exothermic nuclear process where a nuclear reaction boils water into steam which spins a turbine to generate electricity (HowStuffWorks). Despite popular...
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Murder is considered a serious crime in our country. The loosely defined term of murder implies that a person who kills another human being with intent is known as being the worst kind of violent crime we see in our society. Any unlawful killing requires that a living person be killed and it does not mean that the guilty person feels any hatred or spite in order to plan and execute the act of murder. Moreover, the destructive acts that end peoples lives are classified as homicides which include manslaughter and first and second degree murder. More important, the justice system has put different labels on such crimes, but it also allows room for criminals to get away with murder.
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1. OverviewNowadays a huge amount of electricity is used. Unfortunately not all of the energy which is used is renewable. People have to start thinking about using more and more renewable energy as our environment obviously seems to suffer under the huge amount of pollution which is going in our atmosphere causing some serious damages. So called greenhouse gases are causing several damages on our earth. Climate change, kind of hurricanes, the hole in the ozone layer, draughts in some parts of the earth, earthquakes and the so called forest dieback are just some of them. If we start using the renewable energy more often, we can help stopping these damages and probably improve the condition of...
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The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger is an account of an immense storm and its destructive path through the North Atlantic. In late October of 1991, crews of several different fishing ships left their port for their final haul. Little did they know that they would soon cross paths with one of the greatest storms ever recorded. This particular storm would create huge swells, high winds, and hard rain. The system, was said to be a “perfect storm” because all of the elements were just right to create the worst imaginable storm ever seen, “… a hundred-year event,” claimed some meteorologists. These types of storms are caused when: “Warm air is less dense than cool air; it rises off the surface...
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What is Cool?
What is “cool?” Does it have to do with temperature or someone’s personality? Is it a slang word or a proper English word? And most importantly, how is it decided that something or someone is cool? Cool is a word that can have many different meanings, can be used as slang or proper English, and can be subjective when it comes to using it. I use the word in a couple of ways, but not all are in the Oxford English Dictionary, likewise, the Dictionary recognizes meanings of cool that I did not even know.
When I think of the word cool, I immediately think of it much the same as my peers would: a desirable image that excites the mind. Something cool can be a person,...
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Instructions: Include answers to the following:Why is water essential to health maintenance?What are the functions of water in the body?What happens to the body when it does not get the water it needs?Compare and contrast how different electrolytes-sodium, potassium, and chloride- function in the body.What effects can alcohol and caffeine have on hydration levels in the body?What steps can people take to ensure they do not become dehydrated?___________________________________________________________What are the effects of dehydration?These are some of the effects that dehydration can cause:•Heartburn - is a signal of low amounts of water in the upper gastrointestinal tract. This is one...
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim with the fish and
explore the underwater jungle that covers two-thirds of the earth's surface? I
have always been interested in water activities; swimming, diving and skiing,
and I felt that scuba was for me. My first dive took place while on a family
vacation. I came across a dive shop offering introductory dives, which
immediately caught my interest. After much convincing (my parents), with my
solemn assurance that I would be careful, I was allowed to participate in a dive.
I was ready, or so I thought. The slim basics such as breathing were explained
and I was literally tossed in. Sounds easy enough, right!, well WRONG!!. From
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The PhysicsOfScuba DivingSwimming with the Fish....Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim with the fish and explore the underwater jungle that covers two-thirds of the earth's surface? I have always been interested in water activities; swimming, diving and skiing, and I felt that scuba was for me. My first dive took place while on a family vacation. I came across a dive shop offering introductory dives, which immediately caught my interest. After much convincing (my parents), with my solemn assurance that I would be careful, I was allowed to participate in a dive. I was ready, or so I thought. The slim basics such as breathing were explained and I was literally tossed in....
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On July 14th 2012 a song was released which created a storm throughout the world, it was so different to the other music in the industry, so catchy, the dancing was so unique. It was put on to YouTube and a paradigm was created. So let’s see what is behind this music because on first thoughts one would quite feasibly argue what has Gangnam got to do with theology. Having to reflect on Gangnam? This is not theology, what on earth has theology got to do with this, and what sort of a college is this God? But once starting to research more into Psy and Gangnam, eyes were truly opened; let’s discuss the details and findings of Gangnam and the man behind it.
What is Gangnam
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In the nineteen-teens, as World War I raged across Europe, Milutin Milankovic, a Serbian astronomer and prisoner of war, was busy computing the gravitational force of planets like Jupiter on the Earth’s tilt and orbit. He had an idea that the amount of solar radiation that reaches higher latitudes could trigger an ice age or warm up the Earth. He believed that slow changes in the Earth’s orbit contributed to the amount of solar radiation reaching a particular latitude. By the end of the war, his first paper was published on the subject, and he began to expand upon his initial ideas. In 1941, he published Canon of Insolation of the Earth and Its Application to the Problem of the Ice Ages,...