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Green School - ... A child out in the hall was dragging his shoe on the ground, making a terrifying noise. My mind struggled to focus on the test, and rather than paying attention to the test, I paid attention to the raucous coming from the hall. Our teacher then brought the child into our room and called the vice principal to come take him to the office. This whole process robbed ten minutes away from my valuable testing time. This whole problem would be alleviated if cellulose insulation was installed in the walls....   [tags: Environment Friendly, Education] 905 words
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One Scary Night - The One Scary Night Once upon a time there was a girl and a boy that lived in a small town of Roughville. They were best friends. They did every thing together – sleep, eat, just everything. There were about 700 people in the Roughville. Most of which were hard workers in the town next to Roughville. This is was where all the businesses were located and most of the people worked there. So most of the times they were left alone with the caregiver. Jack and Katie usually got up around 9 o’clock to go and see what Katie was up to and they would got outside and play at the woods over by the end of town....   [tags: essays research papers] 726 words
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Overcoming Pollution - Overcoming Pollution very efficiently transmitted through the generally stiff, metallic and therefore resonant structures. One common way of overcoming the considerable nuisance this can cause for the occupants is by absorbing the vibration and actually converting it to heat using viscoelastic polymer materials, typically based on polyurethanes or acrylics. Over the past 20 years, Swedish Acoustic Products -- Swedac -- has built a track record in overcoming noise and vibration problems using this basic technology....   [tags: Papers] 472 words
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Sound - Sound It may be commonplace to point out that acoustic reality and perceptual reality are different. In a live performance situation, for example, no matter how still the audience, the environment will be full of sounds extraneous to the music. If a tape recorder were positioned somewhere in the midst of such a situation, and if a segment of the resulting tape were submitted to digital sound analysis, the results would highlight the difference between what one heard during the performance (what is presumably captured on the tape), and what analysis confirms the tape actually contains....   [tags: Hearing Papers] 3300 words
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Hyperacusis - Hyperacusis Hyperacusis is used to describe a high level of sensitivity to sound. It is also known as dysacusis, oxylacusis, hypersensitive hearing, or phonophobia. Persons with hyperacusis do not show abnormalloudness growth but an abnormal discomfort for suprathreshold sound (Barnes & Marriage, 1995). Audiograms for hyperacusis sufferers are typically normal. They show normal sound thresholds but the sensitivity level is above normal. The comfort level for most people is below 100 decibels. People with hyperacusis can experience discomfort at 40 to 50 decibels or lower (Schwade, 1995)....   [tags: Term Papers Research]
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Positive and Negative Effects of Tourism - Positive and Negative Effects of Tourism I have discovered that many locals heavily rely upon tourists to earn their livings and to afford to live in such an expensive area as Castleton, where a small cottage will cost about £100,000. Locals running services for tourists do inflate their prices therefore creating much profit, particularly in the summer months. This is not a problem for locals as their lives and livelihoods have certainly been protected by the attraction of the quaint village in the countryside which is appealing to many city dwellers, i will go into detail on these issues later in this section of my project....   [tags: Papers] 1451 words
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The Boundary Fence Dispute - The Boundary Fence Dispute Summary of Legal problem This problem that Alice faces does not seem like a legal problem at all, but instead a common dispute. Alice has raised the issue about the boundary fence being in poor condition to her neighbour Boris, and that she wanted to have it replaced or at least repaired, but Boris refused to even consider paying his share. This is not just a common dispute, but indeed a legal problem. Alice shouldn't have to pay the full price for the repair of a fence which they both share, but instead the costs should be shared between the both of them....   [tags: Papers] 1070 words
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Silence- Short Story - Silence- Short Story “Aghhahahhhah!” screaming, Jade sprinted towards the exit door, she tried to push it open; but it wouldn’t obey her. Jade started to run around the library. She was petrified, scared as well as alone. The thing—or whatever it was gaining on her. She managed to halt, and then turn the corner. She stopped. Nothing— nothing was there; no door; no windows; just a blank black wide wall. She was stuck. Twisting her head, in front of her, stood the nightmare that she was running from....   [tags: Papers] 623 words
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The Game at the Arena - Standing here, in this arena that is one hundred times larger than my home, I feel like a needle in a haystack. So many people surrounding me it’s like I’m one grain of sand in a whole ocean. The people around the arena form a black and yellow checker board. Their clothing meshes together and looks like a throw. Smelling the concession stand makes me feel like a starving child. The aroma of hotdogs and Italian sausage reminds me of a back yard grill. The smell of melted cheese on nachos makes my stomach growl wishing I had some....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 553 words
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The Importance of Pictures in Kakuzo Okakura's Story The Book of Tea and Matsuo Basho's A Narrow Road to The Deep North - The act of looking at images that relate to a story can help the reader capture the true essence of what is happening. The images can also help to put in prospective what the characters are seeing, and more importantly, what the character is feeling. The author of a story cannot always express through words what something such as a landscape or single object looks like to the point that the reader has a definitive understanding of what is actually going on. Actual pictures or visual representations of the landscapes, or the rooms being described offer the reader far more than even the author could of imagined....   [tags: A Narrow Road to The Deep North, The Book of Tea ] 632 words
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Whistleblower Systems - Approximately half of whistleblower calls are typically related to personnel issues. This fact is sometimes misused to criticize hotlines for generating a lot of ‘noise’ or non-serious reports and being an administrative nuisance. But most such reports can be passed along directly by the hotline operator to the human resources function to be resolved in the same way as if the HR team had been contacted directly. Such reports needn’t incur significantly different cost just because they came through the whistleblower system....   [tags: Business Management] 593 words
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Altered Reality in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Altered Reality in Heart of Darkness       The world of darkness that Marlow finds himself in is directly comparable to what Leary describes of the bardos (stages) that occur during a drug-induced trip or psychedelic experience. ‘The underlying problem of the Second Bardo is that any and every shape—human, divine, diabolical, heroic, evil, animal, thing—which the human brain conjures up or the past life recalls, can present itself to consciousness: shapes and forms and sounds whirling by endlessly’ (48)....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]
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Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts - Virginia Woolf’s Between the acts Virginia Woolf uses many images in the Between the Acts. Like the other novels I read in the class, the images in the Between the Acts cannot be separated with the story development, and the images themselves construct the story in the book by dismantling the conventional expectation for the novel. However, Woolf uses common and conventional words and images with an experimental way in this novel. This novel constructs the images and the representation with their conventional words and actions of the characters....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Between the Acts Essays]
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Multi Track History - 60s Research Document 4.1.1,2 History and development of the Multitrack Recorder Multitrack recorders were originally developed in the early 1950s in Germany. The initial principle of multitracks was to divide a tape in two parts and record different sounds onto each and play them back concurrently. The fact that both tracks would be on the same tape would mean they would be synchronised exactly. In classical music recordings of the 1950s, the early two track machines were first used and recorded in stereo....   [tags: essays research papers] 2920 words
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Measuring the Depth of Water Using Sound Waves - Measuring the Depth of Water Using Sound Waves Aim The aim of my investigation was to create a sensor which could measure the depth of water in a tank. Plan The way I proposed to measure the depth of water was using sound waves which would be emitted and fired into the tank of water. The sound wave should then be reflected of the bottom of the tank and picked up by a microphone. The microphone would be linked to an oscilloscope and the sound emitter would be linked to the oscilloscope....   [tags: Lab Report] 3126 words
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Computers and Speech Recognition: Techniques and Applications - Computers and Speech Recognition: Techniques and Applications Abstract Speech is the most natural and common way of communication between people. It would seem only natural that computer development would eventually progress to the point where people would want to extend the human-computer interface to include speech. Once this happened, numerous techniques were explored. The goals of speech recognition became more and more ambitious, and researchers today continue to push the limits of what computers can do with the spoken word....   [tags: Technology Computer Software]
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Compressor Stall - Compressor Stall Gas turbine engine performance is limited by aerodynamic instabilities called rotating stall and surge. Currently there are several control strategies for enhancing the operability boundary of laboratory compressors by actively controlling rotating stall and surge. Models which capture the qualitative behavior of the aerodynamic instabilities have been found to exhibit abundant dynamic behavior and to be useful for designing control laws. Operability boundary is defined as the operating point where steady axisymmetric flow is unstable and untolerable amount of rotating stall and surge is present in the system....   [tags: Essays Papers] 377 words
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Proper Waste Management in Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidadians do nothing but complain. We love having flies, roaches and mosquitoes in our homes. Rodents can almost be considered family. The average Trinbagonian will blame the government for everything instead of trying to fix ‘me’ first or trying to recycle. Why. ; because society creates its own common health problems by illegally dumping garbage, when various landfills are available for proper waste disposal. Time has evolved and so too has the standard of sanitary conditions globally....   [tags: Waste Management]
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Emergency Siren Vehicle (Dorset Ambulance) - Emergency siren vehicle (Dorset Ambulance) Introduction Each and Every-day occurrence for many drivers they here sound of an emergency vehicle siren, that might be from an ambulance, police car or fire engine. Emergency siren vehicle transportation is allowed after you had a sudden medical emergency, when your health is in danger conditions. When emergency siren is heared by drivers or passengers they look across and they will try to check from which way the sounds are approaching. There should be hint from which vehicle the sound is approaching as sound exclusively cant give any clue from which direction the vehicle is arriving....   [tags: Technology ]
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Economy Model - \section{Model}\label{sec:model} I model an economy with two assets, one risky asset (the firm) and one riskless asset, which is assumed to be in excess supply and to provide a gross return equal to 1. The firm is set up by a group of \emph{entrepreneurs} that hire a \emph{manager} to run the firm; these entrepreneurs also design the manager's compensation package, $\CP$. The final value of the firm, $v$, is function of the amount invested, $k$, and the profitability per unit of investment, $\p$....   [tags: Economics] 1416 words
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Buddies - Nate reached the yawning mouth of trees he spotted on his hike two days earlier. An orange marker was in his pocket to mark rocks and trees that would help keep him from getting lost. In another pocket he carried the bear repellant he took from a shelf on his grandparents' back porch. He had sprayed himself with OFF and tucked his pants legs into a pair of his granddad's work boots. He came better prepared for the wild than on his first outing. But after nearly an hour of searching, he'd seen nothing that resembled a cemetery....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1593 words
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Removal of Defective Lines in SPOT4 SWIR Band Using DWT - Abstract – Defective lines present in the satellite images especially in the SPOT 4 SWIR Band images are became a very common problem now a days during the satellite image analysis. This paper introduces a new technique to detect and restore such defective lines in the SPOT 4 SWIR Band images. Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) and Histogram Equalization is used for enhance the processing image. This will speed up the detection process of defective lines. Median Filtering, one of the major noise reduction filter is used for restoring the detected defective lines....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Shakespears sounds - There are many benefits as to why plays are used to deliver entertainment rather than an author just writing their story on paper. A play pleases visual and auditory senses, while still delivering an entertaining storyline. Words on a page are simply no match for a play with the “extras” that come into the making of a play. Quoted to for his plays he wrote Ben Jonson said about William Shakespeare, “Soule of the Age. The applause. delight. The wonder of our stage!” William Shakespeare is one of the most influential playwrights to have ever existed....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 2016 words
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When God is Silent - The book is titled "When God is Silent" by Barbara Brown Taylor. This book has three main points titled famine, silence, and restraint. On the first chapter she starts out by asking, "How shall I break the silence?"(pg.3). This first chapter focuses on "famine" which is the scarcity of food, but what she really means is the hunger that we have for God these days, how we try to find him and seems like we can't because God is silent. She states that according to a survey of people’s greatest fears, fear of public speaking rates much higher than fear of sickness or death (pg....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Barbara Brown Taylor] 1490 words
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The Airbus A320 - In the past, the Airbus A320 is the best aircraft of the Airbus Company. It is can also flying across the continent for long distances. And In 1990, the Airbus Company decided to have a project to increase the number of aircraft for competing with other companies. So in 1994, the Airbus Company analyzed business-marketing opportunities; they decide to build a new larger aircraft, so in 2000, they official started the production of a brand new Airbus A380, which, was planned to be the world’s largest passenger aircraft, and also included 2 decks feature....   [tags: Aviation ] 1725 words
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Macbeth's Drastic Character Changes - Macbeth – Character Changes Written around 1606, Macbeth was a play set to entertain King James I. Before he became the English king, he was King James VI of Scotland so it made sense to Shakespeare to set the play in Scotland. King James also wrote a book about witchcraft and displayed an unusual interest in witches. Shakespeare managed to implement witches into Macbeth to please the King. In the play, Macbeth’s downfall is his ambition, he always wants to climb higher because of this he got himself stuck in a hole without love and friends as Shakespeare refers to using an autumn leaf as an example....   [tags: character analysis, literary analysis] 1181 words
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An Alliance in Distress - It is almost too hard to fathom that only 70 years ago the United States possessed such strong feelings of hatred and fear towards Japan in the wake of the devastating Pearl Harbor attacks. The federal government even went as far as to unjustly imprison 110,000 Japanese-Americans. Also, the Japanese felt much animosity and held an inhumane view of Americans following their surrender in WWII after two U.S. atomic bombs killed an estimated 240,000 people. However, from the midst of this painful and dark history has risen one of the most peaceful and powerful alliances of the twenty-first century....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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Tinnitus - Have You Experienced It Yet? - Tinnitus - Have You Experienced It Yet. Can you ever recall hearing a strange annoying noise in your ears that remained constant for days or seemed recurrent. If you answered yes to this question then you may be one of the 50,000,000 individuals in the U.S. who suffer from tinnitus. Almost everyone at one time or another has experienced brief periods of mild ringing or other sounds in the ear and it is estimated that one out of every five people experience some degree of tinnitus (1). The presence of tinnitus is a very common and annoying occurrence that affects about 17% of the general population and 33% of the elderly (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Engineering Report - Whipper Snipper/lawn Trimmer - Whipper snipper/ Lawn Trimmer No one person or corporation is attributed with creating the lawn trimmer however the original lawn trimmers where developed from1968 to 1970. Prior to 1970, there were no line trimmers, as we know them today. Can you imagine edging sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and shrub beds with hand-held trimmers. Can you imagine how sore your back, arms and legs would be after a long day of pushing a manual edger along seemingly endless sidewalks and driveways. Can you imagine trimming any turf at all without a powered trimmer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Ignorance Kills - Any place I go, I know I will never find two skateboards that are the same. Each and every component of the skateboard makes a difference in the board’s movement. Every deck, truck, and wheel is interchangeable so there is almost an endless amount of combinations. A number of things can go wrong when riding; a person will never know when one of the components will malfunction. I was riding along one day, and like a cat pouncing on a mouse, it hits me and I suddenly realize that I am going to feel some pain....   [tags: essays research papers] 741 words
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The Virtue Of Silence - THE VIRTUE OF SILENCE Of all the virtues that most men and women disregard, it is silence. People go about in their everyday lives not even noticing the beauty of one's "inner silence." Try an experiment: Close your eyes. Tune out the sounds from everything that's surrounding you, and focus on what is going on inside you. Take a deep breath and just listen. How many inner voices did you hear. Most people do not even realize the amount of noise that is carried around in the human body....   [tags: essays research papers] 993 words
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The Character and Role of Simon in Lord of the Flies - The Character and Role of Simon in Lord of the Flies At the beginning of the novel Simon is described by Golding as a "skinny, vivid little boy" with "black, coarse hair". He is a member of the choir. The first time the boys are all together, Simon faints giving us the impression that he is physically weak. He is later chosen by Ralph to go with him on an expedition of the island. Because he is so "vivid", he is chosen by Ralph and he also has something about him, which attracts attention which may be a reason for Ralph choosing him out of all of the boys there....   [tags: Lord of the Flies William Golding Simon Essays] 1667 words
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A Case of Murder by Vernon Scannel is a poem which deals with a very - A Case of Murder by Vernon Scannel is a poem which deals with a very unusual topic; the murder of a cat by a nine year old boy. The poet brings the poem alive by using different writing techniques e.g. line lengths. “A Case of murder” by Vernon Scannel Critical response to literature by Gregor Baird “A Case of Murder” by “Vernon Scannel” is a poem which deals with a very unusual topic; the murder of a cat by a nine year old boy. The poet brings the poem alive by using different writing techniques e.g....   [tags: English Literature] 1212 words
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Violence in Literature - Violence in Literature “I’m taking you to the bank, Senator Trent. To the blood bank.” This line is spoken by a character played by Steven Segal in the movie Hard to Kill, a movie remarkably similar to every other motion picture Segal has ever touched, and depressingly reflective of a larger cultural trend. In Segal’s movies, characters with names like “Orin Boyd” and “Nico Toscani” boast body counts and a shared insatiable thirst for vengeance. Death becomes a prop employed to dispatch central characters, and a cycle of one-upmanship ensues – we saw Segal rip someone’s throat out in Under Siege, so the next movie has to be more ridiculous in its sheer level of violence to be marketable....   [tags: Violence Blood Violent Movie Literature Essays] 1360 words
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Concert Review of Slipknot - Concert Review of Slipknot We arrived at the concert around sun set. As we pulled up to the entrance, all I could see was a mass of humans. They scattered around the front of the building, some going in and coming out. In the middle of all the transportation devices there were a few men, in black suits, who pointed in different directions. They stopped groups of humans to allow the transportation devices by and vice versa. We now left our "car" with a group of other "cars" and made our way to the building....   [tags: Papers] 1083 words
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Phobia - Phobias: Irrational Fear Fear of heights, fear of the number “13,” fear of spiders, fear of small spaces. All of these fears are considered phobias. While there are many causes of phobias, one theory uses the notion of preparedness in Pavlovian conditioning. This is a way in which people learn to react to certain stimuli. Scientist and abehaviorist, Pavlov, first discovered this conditioning while experimenting with dogs. He could reliably predict that dogs would salivate when food was placed in the mouth through a reflex called the “salivary reflex” in digestion....   [tags: essays research papers] 522 words
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