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Inner Depths of The Dwarf - Inner Depths of The Dwarf "Human beings need flattery; otherwise they do not fulfill their purpose, not even in their own eyes." These are the words of the bold and heartless main character of Par Lagerkvist’s novel, The Dwarf. The keen insights of this twenty-six inch tall man, described throughout the book, are both shocking and thought provoking. Told from the point of view of the dwarf, the book entails numerous expressions of hatred towards humans and towards the dwarf’s own "detestable" race....   [tags: Dwarf Essays] 834 words
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Demotion of Pluto: Dwarf Planet - From the time Clyde W. Tombaugh first discovered Pluto in 1930, it was viewed as an oddball planet leading up to its reclassification in 2006. For decades, Pluto was once used as a benchmark for the outer reach and size of our solar system. In recent years, new discoveries of celestial bodies within the vicinity of Pluto’s orbit have challenged its planetary status. The debate over Pluto’s classification was discussed throughout several media and news articles, leading to serious controversy amongst astronomers and the decision as to whether or not Pluto should be categorized as one of the planets in our solar system....   [tags: celestial body, Eris and Sedna, dwarf planet ]
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Pluto as a Dwarf Planet - By definition from a Merriam- Webster Dictionary a planet is “any of the large bodies that revolve around the sun in the solar system which have a similar body to them”. This is not a very specific explanation and makes it hard to fully grasp what it means; at this you could easily say that in fact Pluto a planet. However if you look at a scientific encyclopedia the definition is much different and more specific. The Access Science Encyclopedia says a planet is “A) a celestial body that is in orbit around the sun B) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it can assume a hydrostatic equilibrium shape C) clears the neighborhood around its orbit”....   [tags: solar system, size, sun, IAU, astronomy, orbit]
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In a Category All Their Own: Dwarf Planets - ... Because once the object is large enough to have a stronger gravitational field then it is not a dwarf planet anymore. Generally, most of the known dwarf planets have masses smaller than that of Mercury’s. The lower limit is determined by the requirements of achieving a hydrostatic equilibrium shape. Hydrostatic equilibrium is the current distinguishing criteria between dwarf planets and other Go 3 small bodies. A hydrostatic equilibrium shape means the object is symmetrically rounded into a spherical or elliptical shape....   [tags: astronomy, Ceres, Pluto] 1889 words
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Soil and Seed Sterilization Effects on Dwarf Pea Plants - The growth of dwarf peas, Pisum sativum depends on the characteristics of the soil and the seeds. Sterile conditions will have a positive effect on P. sativum below and above ground physiology. The plants’ root length, root width and number of leaves will be positively affected by sterile conditions because the pathogens in soil which out compete the plants for its nutrients will be killed off. Soil and some seeds were sterilized and grown for twenty one days before root length, root width, and number of leaf parameters was tested....   [tags: plant growth, rhizobia bacteria, organisms]
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Red Dwarf - Red Dwarf, by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor Red dwarf was written in collaboration by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. However on the cover of the book the author is called Grant Naylor and is referred to as a “Gestalt entity” giving the reader a clue as to what style the book is going to take. The BBC television series of the same name is based on this book but the events of the book and series are quite different and in my opinion the book is superior. The central character of this book is Dave Lister and it focuses on his journey through space which brings him farther and farther from the planet of his birth....   [tags: essays research papers] 1202 words
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The war in the Land of Tulivarne - Tulivarne for 5 years this beautiful land has seen the disasters of war. The mountains that once toward over every living thing, full of riches and the forests that held the most vast array of colors in the fall and spring months. The rivers and the streams so pristine, now why would someone want to stain this beautiful land. Man would for it is in their nature to destroy anything and everything. Their war reaches to the far corners of the world like a wild fire sucking mountains dry and cutting down the trees and polluting rivers....   [tags: Dwarf, Soldiers, Death] 796 words
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Different Types of Supernovas - Have you ever wondered what a supernova is. Or even if the word t is a real. Well I’ll be talking about what a supernova is, what it does, and how it is made. The word supernova is plural for supernovae or supernovas. The definition of a supernova is any violently exploding stars after eruption suddenly increases many millions of times its normal level. The supernova came around the 1930’s by Walter Baade and Fritz Zwicky. Supernovas are very rare to see they happen every 50 years in the Milky Way....   [tags: Physics, White Dwarf, Galaxy]
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Pluto: The Downgraded Planet - Introduction Pluto will always be considered a planet to me despite what NASA and the IAU has to say about it. As a kid, I was always fascinated by Pluto; since it was the smallest of the 9 planets. The main reason was because it is the smallest of the planets in our solar system and was the last of the 9 planets to be discovered. In 2006, when I learned that Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), I was disappointed because it no longer met the newly developed criteria for it to be categorized as a planet....   [tags: plutoid, astronomy, dwarf planet]
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The Discovery of Kepler-186f - The discovery of Kepler-186f is a huge venture to discovering planets like our planet Earth .This planet is named Kepler-186f and it is one of five planets that have hitherto been caught by NASA's Kepler space telescope in circle about the star Kepler-186. This star is more diminutive and cooler than the Sun, of a sort called a M-dwarf or red dwarf, and all it’s referred to planets are little too, with sizes short of what 1.5 times the measure of Earth. The planet Kepler-186f is the most modest, being inside 10% of the measure of Earth and circles farthest from the host star, inside the habitable zone....   [tags: red dwarf, planets] 584 words
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Mistletoe: The Curious Parasite - Throughout time and the existence of man, many great and wonderful things have been discovered and studied very precisely by scientist and powerful thinkers, such as Leonardo da vinci, Gregor Mendel , or even one of our founding fathers Benjamin Franklin. The many wonderful scientists in our history have also found vast information and great uses of before seemingless plants, fungi, and parasites through study and perseverance. It was the work of these great people that we have unlocked the secrets of items here on earth....   [tags: plants, haustoria, Dwarf mistletoe]
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Short-period Oscillations in Super-Soft Novae - ... It came at some surprise that a transient 35-s period was also seen in Swift data of the nova KT Eri (Beardmore et al. 2010). Furthermore, most recently, a 54-s transient period was found in Swift data of the nova V339Del (Beardmore et al. 2013) and in an XMM-Newton observation (Ness et al. 2013b), both taken during the SSS phase. Meanwhile, no 54-s periodic signal was seen in a Chandra observation that was also taken during the SSS phase (Nelson et al. 2013). A second Chandra observation was taken on day 114, but data are not yet publicly available....   [tags: evolutionary phases of a white dwarf, astronomy] 1058 words
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Criticism Of Diego Velàzquez's Las Meninas, Sebastiàn de Morra, and Baltasar Carlos and a Dwarf - Diego Velàzquez was called the “noblest and most commanding man among the artists of his country.” He was a master realist, and no painter has surpassed him in the ability to seize essential features and fix them on canvas with a few broad, sure strokes. “His men and women seem to breathe,” it has been said; “his horses are full of action and his dogs of life.” Because of Velàzquez’ great skill in merging color, light, space, rhythm of line, and mass in such a way that all have equal value, he was known as “the painter’s painter,” as demonstrated in the paintings Las Meninas, Sebastiàn de Morra, and Baltasar Carlos and a Dwarf....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Demolition of Pluto - The Demolition of Pluto During a period of seventy years, it was believed that the existence of planets occupying the solar system consisted of: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Once Mike Brown and his team officially discovered the tenth planet, Xena, later renamed Eris, being slightly larger than Pluto, many scientists were skeptical as to whether Eris and Pluto should truly be considered a planet. The lingering question of Pluto’s planetary status was suddenly untenable....   [tags: dwarf planet, solar system, schools]
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Physics of White Dwarfs - A collision where one party collides with another and leaves the scene is considered to be illegal in the United States. If a white dwarf would collide with the sun this would be the exact case. It would take around an hour for the white dwarf to go completely through the sun and then after causing great destruction and changing the chemical and physical properties of the sun it would just continue on its path and leave behind massive destruction. The first time a white dwarf and main sequence collisions were studied it was done by Michael Shara, Giora Shaviv and Oded Regev at Tel Aviv University and then Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa....   [tags: physics space white dwarf star] 948 words
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The Universe and Our Life - ... I can imagine that our technology of a few hundred years from now would allow us to siphon off the energy of a threatening supervolcano before it explodes. We could then use that energy for our own purposes. About once every million years, a small asteroid collides with the Earth, causing a large amount of devastation. With our current science and technology, we already know how to prevent an asteroid impact. We would see it coming years in advance and could send a spacecraft there to deflect it into a harmless orbit....   [tags: global civilization, sun, red dwarf] 1018 words
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The Transformation by Mary Shelley - ... It is your reaction from your mistake and what you learn from it. After Guido is banished from Genoa, he tells the Dwarf his troubles with Juliet; His actions and words reveal an internal conflict inside his head that seems to rage on like a constant storm. Guido cried, “What would you that I should do” (Shelley 11). The Dwarf advises Guido to either pray until the day he dies, or seize revenge on Torella and take Juliet for his own (Shelley 12). The fact that Guido is not sure what his next action will be, whether to let his body become a slave to his temper, beg for forgiveness, or let the saltiness of his hurt and regret forever sting his open wounds....   [tags: short story analysis]
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Chapter One: Chosen by Destiny - Chapter One: Chosen by Destiny The day was coming to an end and far into the wood at the foot of a mountain, seven earnest workers were preparing to wrap up their work and head for home. “Hurry it up, men. It’s getting dark,” Doc urged his fellow dwarfs on. It had been years since he took on the task of gathering the remaining survivors from an attack that devastated the dwarf community that they were a part of. They lived in a bustling city on the far end of the ocean and had crossed it to arrive in this new land....   [tags: dwarves, mines, magic] 2013 words
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The Life and Death of Supernovae - Everything in the world dies, even stars. A supernova occurs when a star “dies.” A supernova is the explosion of a star. These explosions release huge amounts of energy, an amount equivalent to a few octillion nuclear warheads, or one million tons of TNT. One supernova will radiate more energy that our son will its entire lifetime. Supernovae play a huge part in the galaxy by being a primary source of heavy elements in the universe Throughout a large stars life, they create heavy elements within their core....   [tags: astronomy, celestial bodies] 522 words
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The Merging of Galaxies - A dwarf galaxy is, “a small galaxy composed of up to several billion stars—a smaller amount compared to our own Milky Way’s Galaxy’s 200-400 billion stars” (Wikipedia). On February 23, 2014, it was reported that two galaxies that had once orbited around the Andromeda Galaxy were merging together. The collision created a stream of stars in one of Andromeda’s dwarf galaxies, Andromeda II. Researchers then observed the stream of stars by separating them into categories and trying to analyze which could be members of Andromeda II versus those that could be “dwarf foreground stars from the Milky Way halo” (Amorisco et al, 2014, p 4)....   [tags: Astronomy, Universe] 713 words
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A Critical Evaluation of Assisi by Norman MacCaig - A Critical Evaluation of Assisi Q: Choose a poem in which the poet has put across a definite point of view. By close reference to the poetic techniques used, show how successful the poet has been in making you share his/ her point of view. “Assisi” by Norman MacCaig is an intriguing and thought-provoking poem, which has put across a definite point of view to me which I believe is that all people should be treated equally and we should try to help those less fortunate than ourselves. In this essay I will show how successful the poet has been in making me share his point of view, with the help of literary techniques such as language, word – choice and imagery....   [tags: Assisi Norman MacCaig Poems Poetry Essays] 1475 words
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Pulsating White Dwarfs - Pulsating White Dwarfs Pulsating white dwarf stars are a special subclass of white dwarfs, and they are very useful tools for studying the interiors of stars. As the interior of the white dwarf changes and oscillates, the light signal from the star will pulsate at numerous frequencies. By determining the frequencies at which the star pulsates and using these as boundary conditions in stellar models, astronomers can determine the interior properties of white dwarfs. This summer I was involved in using data from the Whole Earth Telescope and CCD images to determine the frequencies at which two different white dwarf stars pulsate....   [tags: Stars Astronomy Papers]
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The Demotion of Pluto from Planetary Status - The Demotion of Pluto from Planetary Status “Pluto has been voted off the island” (Inman). In August of 2006 the celestial body was officially retitled a dwarf planet. The media’s portrayal of the demotion of Pluto began in 2006 and covered a broad variety of topics including the official ruling in Prague, the public’s reception of the decision, a book written by a scientist claiming sole responsibility for the demotion, and finally NASA’s most recent statement in 2012 regarding the dwarf planet....   [tags: astronomers, plutoid, guidelines] 1389 words
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Taking a Look at Chick-Fill-A - ... The original Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich was born. Cathy exploited a pathway towards success, opening the door to flourishing decades surrounding the mythical-like sandwich. However, the chicken sandwich was only the beginning. Need a refreshing drink. Chick-fil-a introduced their well famed freshly squeezed lemonade, which has kept customers satisfied since 1977. Five years later in 1982, Chick-fil-a chicken nuggets busted onto the scene, entering the stomachs of increasingly pleased consumers....   [tags: business management] 1193 words
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The Exploitation of Little People - The Exploitation of Little People Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful maiden Pallid Powder amidst seven dwarfs.There was a dwarf who worked in a sideshow display at the local circus, a dwarf who was frequently cast by Galactic Studios for the dancing baby parts, and all the other dwarfs locked themselves in their isolated cabin in the woods so that the nearby villagers wouldn’t laugh.These snippets—both fictional and real—are all most people know about the lives of dwarfs, or little people as they prefer to be called.But Ursula Hegi’s novel Stones from the River suggests that dwarfs were stereotyped, and although the information I found was limited, I found enough to satisfy myself...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Human Genome as Evidence of Life on Other Planets - The Human Genome Since the beginning of human fascination with outer space, the question “Is there life on other planets?” has existed and has waited to be answered. Early astronomers looking to find life on other planets were brutally punished by the Catholic Church. For years, people saw these astronomers as heretics for going against the church and undesirable, but today there might be evidence that supports these astronomers. Today, we find that people are still split between believing in alien life or not....   [tags: evolution and outer space]
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Supernovas and The Creation of New Stars - Supernovas are extremely powerful explosions of radiation. A supernova can give off as much energy as a Sun can within its whole life. A star will release most of its material when it undergoes this type of explosion. The explosion of a supernova can also help in creating new stars. There are two types of ways a Supernova can be triggered. The first trigger is the result of a white dwarf accumulating matter from a companion. This causes the dwarf to reach a core temperature too high to survive which in turn makes an explosion....   [tags: Physics, Space, Explosions]
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Affirmative Action in Fairyland Diamond Company - The dwarves would be the winners when suing for reverse discrimination. Affirmative action helps majority African American population who do not work at Fairyland Diamond Company but harms the minority of the dwarfs that work at the company. This seems absurd. In order for racial discrimination to be allowed, a company must find a bon fide occupational qualification for their worker that prevents certain people from working there. Also there must be compelling state interest for government to establish or allow an affirmative action policy in the workplace....   [tags: Racial Discrimination, Minorities] 964 words
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Types of Supernova and Dying Stars - Supernova (Stellar Explosions) When people look up to the sky at night time, they will probably see bright sparkling stars. These stars might look peaceful and innocent from earth, but in reality they’re the opposite. Stars are one of the brightest and hottest objects that the human race has found. They are known to be one of the most destructive objects in the universe. Interestingly enough, they are at their most destructive stage when they are close to death. (Supernova-Stellar Explosion). When a star dies it is called a supernova....   [tags: Stellar Explosions, Milky Way, Galaxy]
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The Origins of Super-massive Black Holes - Super massive black holes are enormous black holes which have a mass equivalent to large numbers of solar masses. A black hole is called a super massive black hole when a normal "galactic nuclei black hole" has a mass range between 0.1 million to 10 million solar masses. (Cardiff University 2014). It is believed that one solar mass is equal the mass of the sun, so that would make a super-massive black hole very large compared to the sun. Super-massive black holes having a large mass would make its gravity incredibly limitless, this would mean that even a star which is many light years away would be impelled by the super-massive black hole....   [tags: Black Holes Essays]
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Life Cycle of a Star - Everything follows the same cycle thought its existences. A cycle of birth, living, and death, of a being. And though some things may not be connected, or even four light years away, like stars and humans. They still are very much the identical. Humans are born, while stars are created. Then, a Humans work through their lives: school, to a job, or work, or on personal work . On the other hand, a star's work is just being. But, through every life cycle comes death. While humans and stars die for differential reason and ways, humans and stars follow the same pattern, but just with different details....   [tags: Creation, Birth, Interstellar]
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Shattered: A Fictional Narrative - ... She was only two years younger than he. Was telling the queen of Snow White going to annihilate his dreams of marriage with the fair maiden. This time, Darcy dared to watch the Evil Queen attempt to hurt Snow. He saw her dead with the poison comb entangled in her long, black, silky hair. He knew that there were more than seven dwarfs, and there was a full village of tiny dwarf boys and girls. Darcy was hoping that Vanity dwarf was working with Snow's seven guardian dwarfs. Vanity dwarf always had a mirror on his person , and, luckily, he was working with Grumpy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Happy, Bashful, and Dopey....   [tags: sorcerer, power, dwarfs, queen, wish] 926 words
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Mendel's Peas and Hawkweeds - Mendel's Peas and Hawkweeds Works Cited Missing Many Scientists have contributed to the field of genetics. Yet the groundwork for today's modern genetics can be found in the work done by one man, Gregor Mendel. While there were many scientists who tried to answer the same questions before him, none were able to come to the successful conclusions he did. Before Mendel's experiments, many other theories had been in place to answer the questions about why we look like our parents. Many of these beliefs were myths, and the true reasons behind heredity were not sought, because creation was the belief of the majority of people....   [tags: Heredity Genes Mendel Research Essays] 1147 words
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Voice and Vision in 'Glasgow 5 March 1971' and 'Assisi - T.S. Eliot once suggested that there were `three voices of poetry,' so it may be wise to begin by asking what is meant by the term `voice,' and what is meant by the term `vision?' Voice is an expression that has a variety of meanings - it could refer to the persona the poet adopts whilst writing the poem; it could refer to the author's style; the author's tone; or the characteristics of the speaker in the poem. With regards to this essay I will assume that `voice' refers to both the writer's style, and the writer's tone....   [tags: Poetry] 957 words
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The Process of The Life Cycle of A Star - Professor Lawrence Krauss claims that, “In our galaxy, there are over 100 billion stars alone.” (“Extreme”). Each one of those stars is a factory which slowly builds the materials for the foundations of the universe (“Stars”). Stars are as varied as people. While they are all born the same way, they do not all die the same way. Some stars live fast and die young; others die slowly and quietly (“Extreme”). The life cycle of a star is violent, they churn, pulsate, and sometimes explode, but the products of its life are invaluable building blocks for the Universe....   [tags: gravity,nebulas,supernova, universe]
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Pluto’s Unforeseen Future - Pluto was given its planet hood in February 18th 1930 and was thought to be the ninth planet in the solar system for over 70 years. Pluto was discovered by coincidence while Clyde W Tombaugh was in search for planet X. In the article “When is a planet not a planet?” by David H. Freedman it goes in debt about how Pluto went from being a planet in the solar system to being a dwarf planet after extensive argument on what a planet was. The definition for the word “planet” has not always been so clear especially for scientist....   [tags: planet, solar system, IAU]
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The Life of Stars - Stars are born within clouds of dust and swirling wind in our atmosphere. The turbulence within these clouds creates enough gravitational force between the gas and dust that it begins to collapse upon itself and becomes more dense and hot further into the cloud. The cloud continues to collapse, collecting dust and gas around the hot center which is called a protostar. (http://science.nationalgeographic.com) Protostars are not hot enough to emit visible light in their early stages, but emit infrareds....   [tags: White Dwarfs, Nova, Astronomy]
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Analysis of Black Holes - Black Holes: Warping Spacetime   A black hole is one of the most fantastic things ever predicted by modern science. It is a place where gravity is so strong that nothing --not even light-- can escape. It is a place where gravity is so strong that a hole has been rent in the very fabric of space and time. Surrounding this yawning chasm is a 'horizon' in the geometry of space where time itself stands still. And inside this hole, beyond this horizon, the directions of space and time are interchanged....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Assisi - Critical Evaluation-Assisi A poem that I have been studying recently is Assisi by Norman McCaig, which I found very interesting to read because it made a statement which relates to our world today even though the poem was wrote about thirty or forty years ago. The poem has lots of ideas including effective figures of speech, good choice of words, important images and irony. The statement that McCaig makes is, where ever there is great wealth it always exists along side great poverty. The poem is set in Assisi in Italy around the 1970’s were all the rich tourists are coming in hundreds from all different countries far and wide to see the frescoes painted by Giotto in Assisi’s huge cath...   [tags: essays research papers] 1286 words
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About Matag Coconut - About Matag Coconut MATAG is a short form or a nick name of new hybrid coconut which is from original coconut from Malaysia which is Malaysia Yellow Dwarf (MYD) or Malaysia Red Dwarf (MRD) as female parent crossing with Tagnanan coconut as male parent from Philippine. This hybrid is high yielding and early in maturity with round large fruit. The height of MATAG coconut can reach up to 15 meter and the leaves can be green or orange depends on the main Malaysia coconut tree. MATAG coconut is the new type of coconut where it can produce approximately up to 40,000 of coconut per hectare each year which is more than the normal coconut or other hybrid coconut tree....   [tags: hybrid fruit, Malaysia, agriculture]
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The Lord of the Rings by H.R. Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring - ... When Gandalf does finally return he tells Frodo that the ring is actually one of the Rings of Power. To confirm his belief even more, Gandalf throws the ring into the fire. While in the fiery flames, symbols appear on the ring. They are in a different language and Frodo is not able to read them. Gandalf however, gets very nervous when he sees the symbols. When he translates he says that the words say: "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." Gandalf recites the whole verse that the little blurb is a part of: "Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mort...   [tags: novel, story summary] 820 words
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Dwarfism Causes a Person to Have Short Stature - Dwarfism About 1 in every 25,000 people suffers from achondroplasia, which is the most common type of dwarfism (Dwarfism, par. 1). Dwarfism causes a person to have short stature, and they suffer the inconveniences of being shorter than average. Those with dwarfism are often unfairly thought of as less than people without the disorder. The public’s view of dwarfism tends to be skewed because of Hollywood’s inaccurate depiction and its belief in historically unfair stereotypes. This view needs to change because people with dwarfism are created equally, and with support and minor accommodations they are able to live happy and successful lives....   [tags: unfair stereotypes, genetic disorders]
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Field Trip To Double Haven and Ap Chau - In this field trip, I have visited Lai Chi Wo and Ap Chau. In the morning on 8th March, we got on the boat at Ma Liu Shui Pier. The boat entered the area of Double Haven through the Tolo Harbour and North Channel. We arrived at Lai Chi Wo after two-hour boat ride. Lai Chi Wo is in the Double Haven marine park of Hong Kong Global Geopark of China. It is located in the northern New Territories of Hong Kong. The features of this place include Hakka walled village, Fung Shui woodland, Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail, mangrove and wetland....   [tags: Lai Chi Wo, China tourism]
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Are We Alone? The Question of Extraterrestrial Life - Over the years there has been questions that people are asking if we are alone. Scientists have been seeking evidence of extraterrestrial life in the past half century. There have been many sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen by the people around the world. Scientists state that intelligent extraterrestrial life almost certainly exists. Are We Alone. Life may had existed on Mars because it was a habitable world. In 2004, this discovery was made NASA's Opportunity rover at Eagle Crater that Mars had water....   [tags: aliens, scientists, UFO] 893 words
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Black Holes: What They Are and Do - Geologist John Mitchell is credited with first devising the idea of a black hole. He said that if some force could compress the sun down to an small enough size, it would have a gravitational field so strong, that one would need to be going faster than the speed of light to escape it (UTFC). All objects in the universe have what is called a schwarzschild radius. An object’s schwarzschild radius is the radius that an object would have to be compressed into in order to have an escape velocity greater than that of the speed of light, or a black hole....   [tags: john mitchell, gravitational effect] 1956 words
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A Cautionary Tale of Work Pranks - Anyone who has worked within a group, will tell tales of harmless pranks, all the way to full blown shenanigans. Most office pranks consisting of hiding someone's chair, gluing a pencil to a desk or a coin to the floor. But when your work place isn't an office and your tools are not pencils, the work environment can quickly become a dangerous playground. The circus rolled into town, taking the longer route so as to best advertise their presence. It was a small community and having a circus visit was a large deal, children stared as the trailers rolled past, tugging at their parents sleeves pleadingly....   [tags: circus, animals, accident] 2415 words
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The Frankenstein Phenomena in Life and Education - The Frankenstein Phenomena in Life and Education When we consider most traditional Hollywood Frankenstein films, the 'monster' is depicted as evil because he is 'malformed' but this is not always the case. The simple one-to-one relationship of ugly equals evil was not prominent in the Mary Shelley's original book or in more true-to-text films such as The Bride or more recently Kenneth Brannagh's attempt to make the authoritative film interpretation, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In these versions, the monster was portrayed as more human in his endeavors to question his origins, find a father and be happy....   [tags: Mary Shelley Frankenstein Essays] 3131 words
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