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Stabbling: The Top Homicide in the United Kingdom - ... It has been reported that the dimensions on fabric when stabbed do not accurately reflect the dimensions of the knife blade. During a forensic investigation the scientist may compare a suspect’s knife with the holes on the victims clothing can provide clues and details of the offending knife. In carrying out either of the investigating, it is necessary to know if the dimensions of the knife blade are accurately reflected in the resultant stab-cut seen in the clothing. • Length: This is slightly less than the width of the weapon....   [tags: penetrate, skin, textile, damages] 796 words
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Different Marketing Strategies Used to Sell Laptops to Different Market Segements - Advertisement 1 Source: MacBook Pro Advertisement-Refreshed MacBook Pro Lineup Lealod 2. www.news.softpedia.com In geographic segmentation, the MacBook Pro can be used in all types of conditions and makes the consumers to purchase it through the consumers’ needs. For example, MacBook Pro is designed to adopt in tropical, cold and warm regions of the world (Lamb, Hair, and McDaniel 2014, 129). In demographic segmentation, Generation Y and Millennial are the group of people that always buy new products....   [tags: advertisement, Apple and HP]
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History of The Guillotine - The guillotine was first introduced during the French Revolution by a man named Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotin. He is a physician who first was involved with the issues of medicine. On December 1, 1789 he became interested in the idea of capital punishment. He invented the guillotine. It was a contraption used for causing immediate and painless death. It included a falling blade, running between two upright boards of wood and later a basket. Therefore, one may believe that the design of the guillotine helped with executions....   [tags: essays research papers] 539 words
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How to Perform the Squeeze Play in Baseball - How the Squeeze play is performed in Baseball Baseball is a unique game in which, though it is a team sport; it consists fundamentally on individuals and confrontations between those individuals. From the moment the pitcher gets his sign from the catcher, comes set, and delivers the pitch, it's all between the pitcher and hitter. Present are many fielders in set and ready position on the field, base runners creeping off their bases, and players and coaches watching from the dugout, but during those few seconds, baseball evolves into a two player game....   [tags: Sports] 504 words
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The Physics of Efficient Running - Running is a natural form of human locomotion. To many, running is an essential aspect of most sports and is also a simple way that requires little to get exercise anywhere. But because many people have adapted to improper forms of running over time, numerous physical injuries are the results. With the help of understanding the physics behind running, people can learn to run in such a way that expends less energy from the body. Keeping physics in mind may also lead to less injuries and effortless running....   [tags: physics run running] 1990 words
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Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper - ... They threw Little Hawk’s body aside, and started hacking at the branch to free John’s father. John began to cry and shrieked at the men, saying that Little Hawk was just trying to help. John started to grow a sense of hatred towards the two Englishmen. People carried John’s father away in a litter and nobody noticed John taking Little Hawk’s tomahawk and sliding it under his jacket. That night, John’s father died. Soon after, Daniel Smith married John’s mother. One year later, Daniel sent John away to be an apprentice to a cooper named Master Medlycott....   [tags: literary analysis] 1475 words
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Preparing for the Big Day - A lot of people across America have different hobbies they like to do. Mine is running. But, running you may ask, I just do it for no particular reason. I run because I know that it is good for the body, and I find it fun. Running is a self motivator that does not consist for you to depend on anyone for it. The most that I have trained for an event is a running distance of 3.1 miles or 5 kilometers, which is also known as a 5K. Many runners have different ways to train for a race but mine is just easy to follow but very passionate....   [tags: running as exercise, jogging] 767 words
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Product Review for Folding Hunter Lock- Back Knife - ... This is especially true for people who wish to take advantage of the accuracy of the clip point for use in carving or anyone using the knife for hunting purposes. The straight-edge blade will be useful for many purposes both in everyday occurrences and outdoor use, but the lack of a sawing ability makes it less useful for certain survival purposes and cutting through particularly tough materials. <h3>Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp Pocket Knife</h3> If you're looking for variety in your folding knife, look no further than the Victorinox SwissChamp Swiss Army knife....   [tags: hunting, knives, purpose, handle] 1059 words
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Lace Up Your Shoes - Quick. Look at your shoes. If your shoes have laces, they might be tied wrong. In fact, about 50% of Americans tie their shoes the wrong way, that is, they use the wrong knot when tying their shoes. If your laces come undone, or your bows are twisted, or you double knot your shoes to prevent them from coming untied, then chances are, you tie your shoes the wrong way. About two years ago I took up running. I loved my new sport and entered several running events and races mostly 5K’s. Six months into my new hobby, I decided I was a “real runner” and because I was a “real runner,” I needed to subscribe to a real running magazine....   [tags: Fitness ]
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How Does Running Affect the Human Body? - Running is an action or a movement, but actually it serves as more than just that. Running is what the human body was made to since the creation of the human species. Over many years of evolution the body has evolved and become adaptable to different types of running. Many who begin running at such a young age whether it is long distance or sprints,but have never stopped and realized, wait how is this affecting my body. Many believe that there is all good to running and that no harm can come from it....   [tags: physical excercise, physical health, injury]
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Wind Turbine: A Study to Harness a Energy Source - ... Thermal methods is used for dimension of wall thickness and revealing of near surface irregularities like delaminations. EDDY CURRENT TECHNIQUES Eddy current technique is used for detecting crack. It is usually best to calibrate with a calibration block made from the same material as the real component. Althought this results in higher costs but it gives certainly most reliable results. Open cracks and tight cracks can be separated from each other with eddy current technique. However a crack which goes through grain boundary is clearly more difficult to estimate....   [tags: devices, energy, power, tests] 1296 words
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The Pros and Cons of Wind Energy - Wind power is a form of solar energy. Wind is created by unequal heating and cooling of the earth from the solar energy. The energy from the sun heats up the earth causing warmer air to rise. As this occurs, cooler air rushes in to replace the warmer air creating wind. Wind energy can be generated into electricity producing natural power using wind turbines. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power which can be converted by a generator into electricity. This energy generated by the wind is considered renewable energy....   [tags: Energy] 1641 words
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Wile E Coyote: Modern Day Trickster - What is a trickster. A trickster typically breaks the creeds of the divine or nature, most of the time this is doomed maliciously, but sometimes with positive results. More frequently than not, the rule-breaking will capture the pattern of tricks, or thievery. Tricksters are generally cunning, foolish, or perhaps both. They are usually very funny even when they are scared. In diverse cultures the trickster and humanizing hero are often merged in one. Tricksters are particular to their own cultures....   [tags: television, cartoons, media] 910 words
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Physics of Fencing - Before I begin my discussion about how physics effects fencing and how fencers use physics for more effective fencing, I will briefly discuss the origins of the sport of fencing. The first two fencing manuals were created and published in 1471and 1474. These emerged from an attempt at developing a system to teach people how to weild a light sword more effectively inbattle and duels in Frankfurt, Germany. Over the years, two distinct styles emerge. They were French and Italian. The french style relied mostly on strategy while Itialian used mostly physical strenght(Roswell)....   [tags: sport physics fencing sword fighting] 1178 words
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Demonstration Speech: How to Play Baseball - Baseball/softball was, is, and always will be one of the most popular sports of all time. Homeruns, stealing second base, and spectacular plays and catches on the playing field will continue to catch the eyes of millions of people around the globe. Today I’m going to give you a brief demonstration of how the game of baseball/softball is played. A team of players usually ranges from ten to forty players depending on how many people join the squad. The field consists of nine players on defense, as well as one batter at the plate playing offense....   [tags: Softball, Sports] 624 words
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A Simple Knot - Quick. Look at your shoes. If your shoes have laces, they might be tied wrong. In fact, about 50% of Americans tie their shoes the wrong way, they use the wrong knot when tying their shoes. If your laces come undone, or your bows are twisted, or you double knot your shoes to prevent them from coming untied, then chances are, you tie your shoes the wrong way. About two years ago, I took up running. I loved my new sport and entered several running events. Six months into my new hobby, I went for a run with a friend who's been running for over 20 years....   [tags: How-To Paper]
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Thymidine Analogues - Whenever a new assay is developed, it must have an advantage over the already-established method that outweighs the disadvantages. That is, it should ultimately give more power to the researcher, by providing more accurate results, by allowing collection of more information, by making it easier to perform, or by lowering cost. Assays that monitor neurogenesis via incorporation of a thymidine analogue are important tools in the study of many neurological functions, however, the numerous restrictions to the current “gold standards” make superior assays development crucial....   [tags: Neuroscience]
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The Motif of Blades - Many authors use symbolism to convey messages about society as a whole. One particular symbol which is trans-cultural and appears in much of literature is that of the blade. The blade in many cases embodies masculinity, honor, and courage. In the two stories “In a Grove” and Chronicle of a Death Foretold the authors use the motif of the blade to convey similar messages about the societies in which they take place. Both authors Akutagawa and Marquez use the motif to give an insight into views of honor and masculinity in the societies of Japan and Latin-American countries, respectively....   [tags: In a Grove, Chronicles of a Death Foretold]
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How to Shoot a Hockey Puck - Once you learn to proficiently skate the next skill is learning how to shoot a hockey puck. These two skills are essential in playing hockey and enjoying the game. Learning to shoot a hockey puck effectively is essential to making goals in hockey. Once you learn the skill of shooting then practice, practice, practice and you could develop into the goalies worst nightmare. There are many diverse shots that can be made during the course of a hockey game. We will be focusing on the “snap shot” and the “slap shot”....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 621 words
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Creating a Star Wars Lightsaber is not Possible Today - The lightsaber is a weapon used in the Star Wars Galaxy. It is basically a saber/sword-like weapon that comprises of a hilt that contains a crystal which is used to focus beams of plasma into a tangible blade which has a finite length and is capable of cutting through a myriad of different materials. Its capacity to cut through material as well as the length of the actual blade of plasma can be altered and reconfigured to each individual's personal liking. The saber is powered through an internal rechargeable battery....   [tags: physics science star wars weapon sword] 2044 words
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The Power of Stretching - The Power of Stretching "The money and the fame are irrelevant really. I'm just a hamstring away from oblivion; you've got to look at it like that." ---- Steve Jones Running is the oldest and most popular sports in the world. Most runners feel that running is fairly simple, when in reality it is very complex. Running is one of the only sports that gives the whole body a work out. Leg strength and cardiovascular endurance play huge roles in the success of a runner, but they are not the only things that measure ones running ability....   [tags: Sports Running Stretch Exercise Essays]
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Patroklus' Mind: Fictional First Person Account In Trojan War - My face drips with sweat while riding the chariot across the velvet-colored muddy dirt. My heart was pounding quickly and constantly, almost jumping out of my chest. With the swing of my blade, my opponent drops to his knees, eyes rolling back. One Trojan slaughtered, many more Trojans to kill. This isn’t the end; this is far from the end. It’s time I prove myself to Akhilleus, breaker of men; it’s time I show him that I am worthy of wearing his armor. The only blood to touch this armor is the blood of Trojan soldiers and the brave men that fight beside me....   [tags: Trojans, Zeus] 1144 words
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Warfare and Weapons Throughout History - The thing we know most about the medieval times are the weapons which are generally known as made of metal, and designed for close combat. There are also ranged weapons, siege weapons and other weapons, but were not as common among people in the medieval times. A common perception that people have today when they think about medieval weapons is axes and swords, castles and catapults. You may think that the weapons of the medieval age were very simple and low-tech, but they were actually very dangerous if placed in the right hands....   [tags: close combat, king, knights]
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Different Types of Hockey Sticks - Hockey is one of the most watched and now most played sports in the world. It is also, one of the most expensive, when it comes to buying equipment. Hockey players wear lots of equipment. This equipment is a shoulder pad, helmet, shin guards, hockey pants, a cup, elbow pads, gloves, skates, and use a hockey stick to play the game. The hockey stick is the most rebought piece of equipment you use. There are even three different types of hockey sticks. These are wood, graphite, and aluminum....   [tags: Informative] 352 words
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Khaled Hosseini is the Man Who Makes a Difference with His Novels - “His people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence-forces that continue to threaten them even today” (Hower). Khaled Hosseini’s novels have brought many of his readers a different perspective of Afghanistan. Many people after reading Hosseini’s books start to notice this place more and have sympathy feelings rather negative views about it. Usually people believe the media’s information that conveys about Afghanistan as a poverty place but does not specify why they live in this conditions and how those states affect their everyday life....   [tags: afghanistan, living condition, humanitarian]
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Book Report on the Scorch Trails by James Dashner - MAIN CHARACTERS James Dashner is the author of The Scorch Trials. Main characters include Thomas, Teresa, Ari, Newt, Minho, and Brenda. Thomas was a runner in the previous book, The Maze Runner. In The Scorch Trials Thomas finds out that he actually helped build and launch the Maze. Newt and Minho are Thomas’ best friends. Newt was the leader of the Gladers and Minho was the lead runner of the Maze. Teresa was the only girl among the Gladers in The Maze Runner. Teresa, Ari and Brenda were actually a part of a second test group called Group B....   [tags: leader, group, character] 700 words
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Tainted Arms - Alfred Owen’s poem, “Arms and the Boy,” presents war and how it changes a young boy. “Arms and the Boy” is a powerful illustration of innocence versus experience. By showing how the bayonet blade possesses human traits, the blade’s symbolism is not simply an actual representation of demonstrative agency of murder. The bayonet blade’s role is to express experience, that knowledge is what corrupts the boy and thus leads him to lose his innocence. Further, while the “bullet-heads” in stanza two take over the role of experience, stanza three depicts the boy as innocent through biblical imagery that illustrate innocence as a God given characteristic....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ] 1332 words
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Medical Mechanics of Ultrarunning - Medical Mechanics of Ultrarunning The medical aspects of ultramarathon running are a enormous part of what makes up the individual ultra runner. Many traumatic injuries can take place when a person gets involved in this specific sport. " It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of injury prevention and treatment to the career of a successful athlete. It has been noted that the champion athlete is very often one who has attained a high level of lay expertise and downright craftiness with regard to injuries, whereas novices seem to keep getting hurt....   [tags: Running Sports Essays]
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A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports - A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports This movie is set in a post-apocalyptic society in the year 2010. After World War III broke out, the world was destroyed in the year 2008. The survivors have no memory of what their planet used to be like, or how they used to live. The earth is covered in layers of debris that archaeologists are sifting through to figure out how people lived before the world was destroyed. Along with the "death" of our modern world, women's rights also died, and men think they are far superior once more....   [tags: Movie Film Sports Essays] 1326 words
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The Endotracheal Tube and the Dual Lumen Combitube - Airway management is the top priority of any EMT or medical staff. If a patient stops breathing, their airway must be preserved to facilitate artificial respiration. In an emergency and hospital setting, two tools stand above the available options in maintaining a patient’s airway in an respiratory emergency; the endotracheal tube and the dual lumen combitube. The Endotracheal tube is an airway management device used in both emergency and surgical medicine settings. Depending on manufacturer, an ET tube ranges from twenty four to twenty seven centimeters in length and varies in width per patient age, size, and gender....   [tags: EMT, nursing] 849 words
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The Importance of Wind Turbines for Renewable Energy - ... Low-mass materials are also ideal in order to control blade weight. [5] Larger blades with larger weights are constrained by gravity and will experience greater axial and tensile stresses. Finding the best size and material for rotor blades depends on the purpose of the turbine. Smaller power demands will reduce the need for larger blades and taller turbines. Linking the rotor blades to the electrical generator is the turbine shaft. When the rotor blades spin, the shaft spins as well. The rotational energy that the blades produce is transferred to the electrical generator that is housed in the nacelle....   [tags: blades, rotation, power] 770 words
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Baseball and Statistics - Baseball is America’s past time. No two fields are exactly identical. The only identical portion of a baseball field, depending on the league you are in, is the infield. Every Major League Baseball park has the exact same dimensions for the infield, which is a four sided square laid like a diamond with each side being equal to ninety feet. The game of baseball is played between two teams using wood or metal bats, depending on league rules, league regulated sized ball, and baseball gloves. The game is started with the home team taking the field first....   [tags: Sports]
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Low Oxygen Training in High Altitudes - Many people have heard of low-oxygen training or high altitude training before, but probably do not know all that much about. This type of training to have an advantage in competitions is very well known amongst endurance athletes, specifically runners. Training in low-oxygen situation for short term will reap benefits for almost any athlete. Training at high altitudes is rewarding for athletes because it forces your body to make changes that will result in positive gains. While training at high altitudes the lack of oxygen causes your body to produce more red blood cells, these changes typically take around a month to occur and will last between 10 and 20 days (Dan Peterson, Live Science...   [tags: athlete, benefit, training] 516 words
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ASICS Products: Brief Overview of Company - ASICS is a sports enthusiast company which was founded in 1949, that specializes in athletic gear. The company is known internationally for its research and development for athletic gear, most notability their running shoe. ASICS motivation when developing their line of running shoes is built around the idea of incorporating technological advances, that allow the runner to perform at their full potential and possibly even push beyond their limits. This approach is very important to ASICS because they believe that this meets their mission in bringing harmony and balance to the body and soul....   [tags: Sports, Shoes, Athletics ]
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Analysis of Article Regarding Foot Strike Patterns in Running - In the current era of our culture, the pressure to become more fit and healthy leads to all new speculations regaurding health and our early ancestors. From eating like a “cave man” with the paleo diet to running with the trendy barefoot style running shoes, it seems like, now more than ever people are trying to mirror early Homo sapiens. Media and ads are pushing our culture to become more natural to the point that new evidence may suggest it may not be as beneficial in terms of avoiding injury for long distance runners, as discovered by Kevin Hatala, Heather Dingwall, Roshna Wundelich and Brian Richmond....   [tags: Running, Africa, Ancestors]
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Discrimination Committed by Majority Group to Minority Group in the Afghan society - In the society of Afghanistan, the majority groups committed discriminations to the minority groups for various reasons, which was one significant theme that both novels shared in common for the reason that it played significant roles in both The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Khaled Hosseini, the author of both novels, highlighted mainly on ethnic, sexual, and social discriminations that the majority groups committed to the minority groups while blending them into the similarities of these two characters: Hassan from The Kite Runner and Mariam from A Thousand Splendid Suns in terms of births, sexualities, and educations....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini novels, story analysis]
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Running a Kite Around the Room - Since the emergence of literature, thousands upon thousands of characters have graced our imaginations. From trouble maker Bart Simpson of the celebrated cartoon television series The Simpsons to Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen’s renowned novel Pride and Prejudice, the world has witnessed a plethora of characters in literature. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, and Billy Collins, distinguished American poet, as well as countless other authors, share the utilization of characters in their literary works....   [tags: Hosseini, collins, compare] 876 words
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The Barkley Marathons - I. Course Description The Barkley Marathons are run in the Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area near Oak Ridge in Tennessee. The park is bordered by two prisons and a coal mine and is thirty five minutes away from closest the city. The course consists of a twenty mile loop, which for the most part traces the border of the park. The actual length of the course is an issue of large debate however. The twenty mile figure was derived by the race director from a topographic map. Most that have run the loop feel that it is longer, since the distance associated with elevation change and winding trails isn't taken into account....   [tags: Description Place Essays] 3035 words
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Medical Aspects of Running and Running-related Injuries - Medical Aspects of Running and Running-related Injuries "Runners are the 'healthiest sick people in the world'", according to ultrarunner Jeff Robbins. In an email that I received from him he added, “One of the problems with the ultras is that you are always stressing things to the limits. Therefore problems tend to crop up. Half the fun in this sport is learning to deal with adversity no matter how it comes." Injury is a runner's most dreaded and aggravating obstacle. Sometimes no matter how much the mind wills it, the body cannot go on without causing itself permanent damage....   [tags: Sports Health Essays]
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The Anglo-Saxon Period: Weapons and Warriors - ... Another weapon used during this time was the scramaseax, which was basically a single edge knife. Eight to fourteen inches was the typical length of a scramaseax. The guard is generally unimportant, or sometimes non-existent, but many of the early scramaseaxes had ornamental pommels, often boat-shaped or lobed. During the ninth century scramaseaxes started to become longer. These were more like a single edged sword than a knife. The blades of these scramaseaxes are between twenty two to thirty two inches long and were very heavy, capable of delivering a ghastly blow....   [tags: Story of Beowolf, literary analysis, review]
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Zeno of Elea - Zeno of Elea Zeno of Elea was born in Elea, Italy, in 490 B.C. He died there in 430 B.C., in an attempt to oust the city's tyrant. He was a noted pupil of Parmenides, from whom he learned most of his doctrines and political ideas. He believed that what exists is one, permanent, and unchanging. Zeno argued against multiplicity and motion. He did so by showing the contradictions that result from assuming that they were real. His argument against multiplicity stated that if the many exists, it must be both infinitely large and infinitely small, and it must be both limited and unlimited in number....   [tags: essays research papers] 429 words
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Novel Triaxial Force Sensorized Tool - This innovative minimally invasive cutting tool with force sensing functions will be a significant asset to the medical world. The device is not merely limited to transmission of information about forces applied; this design presented is additionally small enough to be utilized within a catheter. Unique design abilities allow for improvements in minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) for both the patient and surgeon. Force feedback will deliver data to the operator to sense what is occurring during a surgical procedure; this is especially critical when visual field information is limited or obscured....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Film Analysis: City of God - City of God is an action-packed, drama-filled, Brazilian crime film that follows the lives of several young men whose lives all take a drastic turn as the city they once knew falls to drugs, crime, violence and corruption. In my essay I will focus on three young men in particular who all seemed to be consumed by the chaos that surrounds them. Through a series of hard hitting edits, sharp camera cuts, intense imagery and vivid storytelling, the film comes to life to portray the reality of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, and also helps to develop each characters persona....   [tags: brazilian crime, drugs, violence, corruption] 2123 words
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Designing a Craft Knife - This assignment has been a very successful assignment for me. Firstly I was asked to design a craft knife that had to meet these qualifications: • Safety • Ergonomically pleasing • Aesthetically pleasing • Same or better functionality as other craft knifes in target market My final design met all of these requirements and perhaps even surpassed them. My target market was people of the age 13+. This is a very large target market and the variety between each knife is different. The main problem with this field is getting an ergonomic feel for the target market....   [tags: crafts, design, ] 911 words
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Jesse Owens- More than a Great Athlete - Jesse Owens is one of the most well known runners to ever set foot on a track. He battled his way into the Olympics. He proved to the world that it doesn't matter where you come from. He stood apart from all the other runners, black or white. not because of the records he set, the titles he earned, or the medals he gained, but because of the way he gave people hope. For what he did for races all over the world, Jesse Owens truly was the greatest man alive. Jesse was never thought of as a runner....   [tags: biography] 698 words
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The Benefits of Running - The Benefits of Running Why do they run. Running. It’s painful, tedious, and exhausting. So, why do so many Americans do it. People run for many reasons. Most often, people run to stay in shape and to reach an ideal body weight. Studies show that a combination of diet and exercise is the most effective way to lose weight, as it triggers a loss of body fat and a proportional increase of lean tissue. Running, a rigorous cardiovascular exercise, allows a person to burn an average of 100 calories per each mile he or she runs....   [tags: Exercise Health Fitness Papers]
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Energy Sources - Turbines A turbine is a rotary engine that gets energy from a fluid flow. The word turbine comes from the Latin word turbo, turbines; mean a “whirling or vortex” motion. Water turbines generate very reliable energy and have very simple designs. A runner, or propeller, is attached to a shaft that spins to operate alternator that generates power when the water turns the runner. These turbines fall into two categories, impulse and reaction. Impulse turbines are generated above the water, in the air, with multiple jets shooting water at the runners to make them turn, generating electricity....   [tags: Energy] 689 words
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The Benefits of Running Barefoot - The Benefits of Running Barefoot The year was 1960 in Rome, Italy, and Abebe Bikila, a complete unknown, had just crossed the Olympic Marathon finish line. That day he became the first black African to ever win a gold medal in the Olympics, breaking the marathon record by a full eight minutes. What was most astonishing about this man. He ran the entire race barefoot, over roads and slick cobblestones in the searing heat. After the race, he was swarmed with questions. What was his background. What was his training plan....   [tags: Olympic Marathon, Sports, Running, Shoes]
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Observation of a Track and Field Coach - Observation of a Track and Field Coach I chose to observe the practices at State College for Track and Field. I primarily focused on the distance team with John as the coach. When I arrived at the first practice I observed Coach John talking to the team at the beginning of their practice. He was going over what they should focus on during their first track meet, which was coming up. His positive attitude stood out the most. He put his emphasize on having fun. He stressed the importance that they work as hard as they can to achieve their best performance but his final words were, "Have fun!" I started to realize what he stressed most for his team and that was to achieve the goals they set f...   [tags: Papers] 1445 words
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The World of Printing and the Importance of Reading - My Systems Of Knowledge Project entitled, ‘The World of Printing and the Importance of Reading’ ponders round the timeline of printing - how this industry began and how it developed throughout the years to become what it is now. In order to gain such information, I went to Velprint, a printing press which is established in Zabbar. One of my aims was to see the printing process of some materials, some of which were books and leaflets. Furthermore, I came across the idea of a technological breakthrough; a quantum leap which made huge repercussion in this industry....   [tags: Systems Of Knowledge Project] 881 words
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